Nydia Temple No. 4 Queen's Message
Happy Summer, Princesses!
Here we are in the season of picnics, road trips and spending time outdoors. I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather here in
our wonderful state and getting to experience all the fun and family that summer has to offer.
The "Imagine More" Supreme Session is completed and I couldn't be more proud of the Nydia Dancers and all the Ladies who joined me in
Niagara Falls, NY. We had an awesome time and took part in the business of Supreme Temple. I am happy to report that Nydia Temple is
still #1 in membership, being the only Temple with over 500 members. This number is due to the hard work and dedication of all our Ladies
and we will strive to continue our focus on recruiting, retaining and restoring members.
There wasn't a focus on recognition at this Supreme Session as in past years. Nydia received another ribbon for our efforts in initiating
new members, we did 18 new Ladies of the Household. Our Sewing Committee report showed that we were #2 in donations amount with over
$65,000 and #2 in items at nearly 7,500. Congratulations to our very hardworking ladies!
Our Princess Royal, Reba, was pleased to receive the second "Foundation Club" plaque in honor of our major contribution to the Foundation
in 2016-2017. Thank you to all the Ladies who make this possible each year!
I have to say that the Nydia Dancers had, in my opinion, the BEST performance of all the units this year! They were a well practiced
troupe with a fantastic routine. The crowd was fully involved and on their feet. What an honor for this proud Queen to be able to say
that this group belongs to my Temple. Thank you, PADIR!
I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at the picnics that are coming up. Can't wait for the great food and the fellowship. Don't
forget that our Supreme Queen will be visiting us on August 29th. We are working on bringing in a nice class of Ladies of the
Household, super entertainment from our units and a delicious banquet. It's an event not to be missed!
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.
Nydia Temple's Charitable Giving and Hospital Giving Report
News from Queen Jennifer - as reported at the May stated session, I’m excited to share Nydia Temple’s year-end charitable giving and hospital giving reports for last year. (The numbers have been rounded off.)
TOTAL AMOUNT DONATED TO THE FOUNDATION: Over $19,000
TOTAL AMOUNT DONATED: Over $65,700
Value of the 2,800 sewing items: $54,000
Repair and purchase of new sewing machines: $1,400
Value of other items, including birthday party gifts, school supplies, juice boxes: $9,600
Gift cards for the Honolulu Hospital: $550
Value of personal hygiene items: $687
Value of Box Tops for Education: $56
Value of aluminum can tabs: $204
TOTAL VOLUNTEER HOURS: Over 8,700
Volunteer hours at the hospital: 4,000
Volunteer hours of at home sewers: 4,200
Hours for driver: 215
TOTAL NUMBER OF BIRTHDAY PARTIES: 12
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.
Portland Shriners Hospital announces a unique collaboration
Shriners Hospital - Portland
News from Davene Dietzler-Marihart, Director of Business Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children - PortlandApril, 2016, Nydian and Portland Hospital Stats Available on the Website
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.
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)
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
3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3009.