Queen Message March, 2022

Officers and Ladies of the Household, as your newly installed Queen, I am so excited for this year!

First, I want to thank you all for saying yes when I asked you to fill committees or offices. Some of you even came up to me and volunteered! That shows a real commitment to Nydia Temple and our beloved Order. With dedication and commitment comes real action. Action for growing our membership, for learning, and for doing our best for the kids at Shriners Children’s to allow them to grow and bloom.

Nydia Temple’s Theme this year:  Helping Children Grow and Bloom

because, as Daughters of the Nile, it could be said that’s what we do. Our work, whether it be fundraising, providing coloring books and crayons to the kids while waiting for appointments, or sewing shorts for kids to wear while in physical therapy, helps the children and their families progress in their treatment to heal and become whole. To grow and bloom.

To remind us of that, I’m incorporating our soon-to-be Supreme Queen’s Theme of wildflowers. Wildflowers, while beautiful in nature, can also be a metaphor for the individual and the human spirit. Wildflowers are strong, independent, and flourish wherever they are planted. Wildflowers are lovely to behold and show up sometimes in the most peculiar places. When things get stormy they bend, but they don’t break.

Not only do I have a special place in my heart for wildflowers, but I’ve also got a love for their more domesticated cousins found in gardens. Particularly, those gardens that are colorful and somewhat untamed with occasionally unpredictable habits. You know what else I like about gardens…GNOMES. They are fun creatures, sometimes silly, sometimes mischievous and even cantankerous, but all-in-all they like to make adults and children smile. Wikipedia says that “…Female Gnomes are little, but very handsome; and their habits are marvelously curious.”

Perhaps we all have some wildflower and gnome-like qualities. I hope to see you on the garden path!  Queen Nancy


Did You Know

April, 2022

  1. Did you know that last year Supreme Temple published the first Nile Nourishment – Membership Ideas With All the Fixings?  Included are sections on Recruitment, Retention and Reinstatement, along with Mentoring and sample publications from many temples. A stuffed full notebook with many ideas and samples; an incredible resource for all members. Nydia Temple has one copy and anyone can download and print from the Supreme website www.daughtersofthenile.com, under Member Resources, Membership.
  2. Did you know at Supreme Session each year, all the temples donating over $10,000 to the Foundation are invited to the “Foundation Club” reception?  This club was formed in 2016, and since its inception, Nydia Temple has been on the invitation list. Unfortunately, Supreme Session was not held in person for two years, but at the upcoming Foundation Club Reception, those temples qualified to attend during those two years will be included in the reception, including Nydia Temple.  It is promising to be a wonderful, and perhaps crowded reception this year in Dallas.
  3. Did you know that Shriners Children’s has designated the month of October as its official month of giving? Yes, starting this year on its 100th anniversary, and continuing in October of each year.  The campaign will be known as “31 Days to Amaze”, with promotions starting in April-May of each year.

Reported by PQ Kathy Walliker.

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