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Nydian Newsletter cover July 2017
Nydian Newsletter

Nydia Temple No. 4
515 NE 135th Street
Vancouver, WA 98685-2813
Phone: 360-607-7801

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Nydia Temple No. 4 Queen's Message

Queen Jennifer Moyer

Greetings, Ladies!

It will soon be time for the Supreme Queen, Karen Keuther, to visit Nydia Temple. Your officers are working hard on the ceremonial and other events for her. We have a nice class of candidates to initiate and I thank the mentors for working with the proposed ladies to encourage and inform them. This approach seems to be reaping some wonderful membership rewards!

The "Mystical Moonbeams" banquet is going to follow the ceremonial. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered from Pr. Barbara Hammer or by calling the Pr. Recorder, PQ Paulette Schlee (360-607-7801). We will have a will-call desk at the banquet. I have been assured that the prime rib will be awesome!

On Wednesday, August 30th, we will host Supreme Queen Karen at her visit to the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Portland. Beginning at 10 AM with a presentation and talk by a patient ambassador and then lunch, the day promises to be exciting and informative. There is no charge for the lunch, so consider joining us in making Supreme Queen Karen welcome. Our own Birthday Party Committee is having the August party that day, too. Stay for that and meet some of the patients and their parents. (There will be cake!) Just call me and let me know you are coming so I can be sure the kitchen makes enough food!

Have you been collecting your passport stickers? Our friend Nydia has been to a couple of fascinating places already and I'm excited to see where she goes next. I've gotten a lot of fun stickers for the back part of my passport, as well. The officers have really gotten creative with the stickers they are giving. Don't forget to ask me for one of mine, they might even have a little pixie dust.

If you are planning to go to Baker City for the football game and parade, be sure to join us on our Daughters of the Nile float. We have so much fun greeting all the people along the parade route. If you have one of our beautiful shirts, plan to wear it. We really make a statement in our identity wear. Our own Pr. Tirzah, Kathy, is organizing a wonderful reception and lunch in honor of the E/W Queens and Co-captains. It's on Friday, August 4th, at the Sunridge Hotel. Kathy has worked very hard to make sure this is a memorable event for the kids. Nydia Temple will be making presentations to the Queens and Co-captains, also.

Start thinking about going to Reno with us in October for the NW Western Silver Daze celebration. I've heard that both the Dancers and the Patrol are planning to go and perform. This is always a fun time and we will be hosting in 2019.

Queen Jennifer

Temple News

Lunch with the Supreme Queen

Hey ladies, how would you like to have lunch with the Supreme Queen? Here is a great opportunity for you to spend some quality time with our Supreme Queen Karen, and have a great lunch, too. Please join me on Wednesday, August 30th, at 10 AM when we visit the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Portland for an informative presentation, enjoy a delicious luncheon prepared by the hospital kitchen just for us, then meet patients and parents at the monthly birthday party. (There will be cake!) Our newly initiated members will be joining us and this will be a perfect opportunity to get to know them. We're planning a really special day to show our Supreme Queen how awesome our hospital is. If you would love to join us, please let me know as soon as possible, but no later than August 22nd. I need to give the cafeteria a count for lunch!  Queen Jennifer

Mystical Moonbeams Banquet - August 29th

Before you know it, we will be welcoming the Supreme Queen to Nydia Temple for our annual visit.  On Tuesday, August 29th, please spend the day with us; in the afternoon for ceremonial and in the evening for the “Mystical Moonbeams” banquet.  The cost is $25 for prime rib, twice baked potatoes, veggies, salad and dessert.  Tickets for the banquet may be purchased starting June 7th at the kickoff luncheon, or ordered by email from Queen Jennifer, Princess Recorder PQ Paulette Schlee, or Princess Barbara Hammer.  Nile love, along with all the pixies, from Queen Jennifer.

Please Read - Important Info From Pr. Recorder

Ladies, I am sending out dues notices and discovered an incorrect mailing address for me.  Both of the addresses printed on the return mail envelope are incorrect.

Please, please, double check the address to make sure it’s correct.  Some were caught before being mailed, but not all.  Since so many ladies pay their dues promptly, I would hate to have any lost in the mail.

Thank you so much for helping me and please share this information with ladies who may not have access to email.

With many thanks, PQ Paulette Schlee, Princess Recorder

The Nydian Newsletter - it's in the mail

Ladies, did you receive a copy of the Nydian newsletter in your mailbox today, and you asked why?  Good question, and the answer is that your line officers have decided to start again mailing the newsletter to each member. 
A couple of years ago, in order for our members to be better informed in a more timely fashion, the Nydian mailing was increased to five times a year, rather than three.  But then, at the same time, to save costs, those with email addresses were instructed to read it on the website, rather than receive it thru the U.S. Mail.  Since then, we heard a lot of complaints about the numerous problems of receiving the newsletter by email and/or posted on the website to read.  In addition, there were a lot of ladies who never received it, and did not realize it, so didn't know to say anything.  There just have been too many to ignore.
So, we made the decision to return to mailing the Nydian to all members.  We feel it is worth the little extra cost to keep ALL of our members informed.
There has not been any changes to the email list, and the Nydian is still being posted on the website, where you can find the current and past editions.  We definitely want to keep all our ladies informed, and continue to make improvements in this area.  Good communication is always a challenge, and the more ways we keep our members informed, the better.

Hospital News

2016 Statistics for Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland

Below are the 2016 statistics for the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland:
5,990   Number of active patients
               351   Inpatient surgeries
               746   Outpatient surgeries
            1,097   TOTAL number of surgeries
               5.0    Average daily census
               5.1    Average length of stay (days)
            13,450 Outpatient Visits (includes outreach clinics)
              285    Employees
              178    Volunteers
            13,777 Volunteers hours worked in the hospital
            4,034   Physical therapy visits
            1,701   Occupational therapy visits
            1,040   Speech therapy visits
            7,495   Total in-house radiology procedures
            n/a       EOS imaging exams
            6,210   Patients seen in O&P
            2,738   Specialized orthotics and prosthetics made

Portland Shriners Hospital announces a unique collaboration

News from Davene Dietzler-Marihart, Director of Business Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland, the region’s largest pediatric orthopedic group, and Providence Children’s Health, a leader in caring for children in Oregon, announce a unique collaboration that expanded pediatric orthopedic services starting last October.
Pediatric orthopedic surgeons from the Portland Shriners Hospital are also now embedded in Providence Pediatric Orthopedics located at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. These teams care for muscle, bone, and joint concerns in newborns, children and teens. This includes care in the Children’s Emergency Department, surgery, hospital and outpatient clinic.  “Children aren’t just small adults; caring for their growing bones requires a specialized approach,” said Resa Bradeen, M.D., senior medical director, Providence Children’s Health. “This collaboration brings experts together to offer the best care for children and their families.”
The Portland Shriners Hospital is recognized internationally for their expertise in pediatric orthopedics. Partnering with caregivers on the Providence St. Vincent campus further expands seamless care for the tens of thousands of children Providence serves each year. It also supports and strengthens the organizations’ mutual commitment to provide compassionate care through service to others.
“Shriners Hospital is honored to work with Providence Children’s Health and views this collaboration as a great benefit to our patients. Building on each organization’s unique strengths, the ultimate winners are the children who receive top quality care in an environment that is most appropriate to their medical need,” said J. Craig Patchin, Administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland.  The Shriners Hospital doctor assigned to the Providence Hospital is Dr. Heather Kong.
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, research and outstanding medical education. The Portland Shriners Hospital focuses on a wide range of pediatric orthopedic conditions, from fractures to rare diseases and syndromes. All services are provided in a family-centered environment, regardless of the families' ability to pay
Providence Children’s Health is a leader in caring for children – especially those with special health care needs. Tens of thousands of children in Oregon and Southwest Washington are served each year through Providence’s clinics, hospitals and health plans. One in five children begins their life in a Providence facility, more than any other health system in Oregon. Two neonatal intensive care units and a pediatric intensive care unit serve the region’s most fragile newborns, children and teens. Providence is the largest provider of emergency care for kids in Oregon and also offers immediate care and virtual visits. A full range of pediatric specialty and subspecialty providers are available around the clock. Education and family support helps every child reach their full potential.

April, 2016, Nydian and Portland Hospital Stats Available on the Website

The Portland Shriners Hospital just wrapped up “Divan Days”, which is two days of sharing information and hospital updates with the officers of the Shrine Centers that support the Portland Hospital.  Shared there were the 2015 statistics for the Portland Hospital, as listed below:
            6,401   Number of active patients
               348   Inpatient surgeries
               772   Outpatient surgeries
            1,120   TOTAL number of surgeries
               5.8    Average daily census
               6.5    Average length of stay (days)
            11,653 Outpatient Visits (includes Outreach)
              299   Employees
              157   Volunteers
            13,751 Volunteers hours worked in the hospital
            5,239   Physical therapy visits
            1,831   Occupational therapy visits
            1,125   Speech therapy visits
               657   Recreational therapy visits
            7,160   Total in-house radiology procedures
            2,654   EOS imaging exams
            2,697   Orthotics delivered – Portland Hospital
            1,783   Orthotics delivered – Spokane and St. Louis Hospitals
               218   Prosthetics delivered – Portland Hospital
               242   Prosthetics delivered – Spokane and St. Louis Hospitals

Shriners Hospital - Portland

3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3009.
Phone: 503-241-5090.

Nydian Newsletter cover July 2017
Nydian Newsletter

Nydia Temple No. 4
515 NE 135th Street
Vancouver, WA 98685-2813
Phone: 360-607-7801
Contact Us
Proposal for Membership
Temple Directions