Queen Message September, 2021

Queen Gail Mitchell Martin

Welcome back, Dear Ladies of the Household, from our summer break.  It has been a difficult time, as we lost several of our older members and had to remain in quarantine due to this pandemic.  Still, many of us enjoyed small gatherings, and picnics, while adhering to Covid 19 guidelines, wearing masks and socially distancing.  While the future is unsure, the safety of our members is our number one priority.  We will try to be flexible and optimistic as we schedule sessions and meetings.

Nile’s September stated session was held via Zoom and we had a very nice turnout.  Looking at the cup half full, some members were online who live a distance away, and might not have been able to come, had we met in person.

As your Queen, I will continue to visit each of our Nile Clubs.  If your club chooses to cancel or postpone, as have a few already, know that I will be very understanding and flexible.  Just let me know as soon as possible so I can alert our officers and members.  It is such a joy to meet with you and have the chance to visit with your members.

Remember that we are planning to have another Ceremonial in January, and we want to expand our membership as much as possible.  So be thinking of ladies who would like to join an organization that builds friendships and character, while working together to benefit the Shriner Children’s Hospitals, and get those proposals in!

Nile Love, Your Queen Gail

Did You KnowOctober, 2021

          1. DID YOU KNOW that each year, each Daughters of the Nile Temple and each Shriner’s medical facility welcomes the Supreme Queen during her travels?  At these Supreme Queen visits, the temple is required to perform a ceremonial, and hold a banquet in her honor.  In planning ahead, next year’s Supreme Queen will be visiting Nydia Temple on Saturday, August 27, 2022, and visiting the Shriners Children’s – Portland Hospital on Monday, August 29, 2022.  It is the highlight of each year, and an opportunity for our ladies to meet her and other Supreme officers travelling with her.  This is a “Save the Date” for sure.
          2. DID YOU KNOW that the Portland Shriners Children’s Hospital is looking for donations of stickers for children?  Yes, the stickers are given to children at the front desk when checking in and/or leaving.  Due to COVID restrictions, many items are still not allowed in the hospital, but sheets of stickers are always welcome.  Since they are considered a donated item to the hospital, please make sure to let Pr. Sherry Hevland know the value, so it can recorded on her report to Supreme Temple each year.
          3. DID YOU KNOW any member can purchase Daughters of the Nile clothing items online?  Daughters of the Nile clothing items and accessories, along with counterpart group items, are located on the Supreme website www.daughtersofthenile.com, under the Nile Shop tab.  Thinking about a gift, you can purchase gift cards too.

Temple News

November Nydian Newsletter

The November issue of the Nydian Newsletter is posted on the website www.nydiatemple.com  It can be found under the Newsletters tab.  The snail-mailed edition will be arriving in everyone’s mailbox soon.  To help the Temple save a little money, anyone wishing to opt out of receiving the mailed edition, and reading it only online, please let Princess Recorder PQ Jennifer Moyer, or PQ Kathy Walliker know.  FYI – the edition on the website will not contain directory updates with ladies’ addresses or phone numbers, since the website is open to the public. Happy reading to all. 

December Stated Session

Nydia Temple’s December stated session will be on Wednesday, December 1st at the Al Kader Shrine Center.  The session starts at 12:30 pm, with a light catered lunch beforehand starting at 11:15 am.  The cost of the lunch is your donation to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation’s Holiday Giving. A favorite tradition of Nydia Temple continues with each member receiving a holiday pin-on, a guarded secret until this day.  Dressing festive for the holidays is encouraged, and just to be safe, masks need to be worn along with social distancing. There will be opportunities to support the

Dear Nydia Princesses, did you forget something?

You may have misplaced the letter.  You may have been meaning to get around to it.  Or, it may have slipped your mind entirely.  Have you made your contribution to Nydia’s Holiday Giving Appeal?  Our goal is to get 100% participation, 100% support for the children at the hospital.  Send your check today!  Our deadline is November 30th.  Mail to Pr. Judy Alley. Your support for the Daughters of the Nile Foundation provides the strength to give consistent financial support to Shriners Children’s through inflation, recessions, pandemics, and all the other troubles with which we are so familiar. 

Let’s Play Bingo

Join Nydia Temple on Sunday, December 5th at 2 pm for another fun game of Zoom Bingo, with a bonus of learning how to tie a large holiday bow.  Get your cards now; notice there's no fee to you use a credit card.

Supreme Website Committee Openings

Information received from Supreme Temple:  The Supreme Temple Website Committee is looking for talent to join our team! If you are a team planner, have the desire to learn, can jump in when last-minute deadlines are given, are great with time management, can commit an average of 8 – 9 hours a month, and possess the ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner, then please complete the application. Website Committee Job Description: A website committee, sometimes called website administrators or webmasters, works to maintain a cohesive design for the organization’s website, Facebook, Constant Contact, and other social

We Need Your Help

Hi ladies, we need your help, and we need it like never before. The Covid19 pandemic has been unkind to us – unkind to us in many ways.  Our country, our community, our ways of life, and all the nice and wonderful things we enjoyed have suffered.  And it continues.  It has become apparent we cannot just sit back any longer, let the pandemic run its course, and hope that soon our lives will be back to normal.  While we’re doing all we can do to reduce or eliminate the virus, our lives go on; we must pay

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