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 KnowAugust, 2021

        1. Did you know each Queen is required, per Supreme bylaws, to visit each club and to review the minute books of each one?  Although a requirement, it is a special time for the clubs to have a visit by the Queen and other officers, and each makes special plans for her visit.  Each club has their own traditions, especially when it comes to making  presentations of money to the Foundation, or the Temple general fund or hospital committees.  Queen Gail has started her club visits, visiting Coastal Nile Club last week who had a picnic in her honor and presented a check to the Foundation.  All members are invited to attend each club visit, the list of dates can be found on Nydia Temple’s website.
        2. Did you know you can send hugs in a card?  During these times of social distancing, one of the things we have miss the most is the ability to greet friends and loved ones with a great big hug. For $1 (five card minimum) you can purchase a darling hug card which you can then give to the special people in your life. Hugs can be purchased from the Daughters of the Nile Foundation website www.donfdn.org under “shop the gift store” tab.
        3. Did you know you could visit the Shriners Children’s – Portland anytime you want?  Yes, there is a very cute virtual tour of the hospital, only 6 minutes long, which you can watch anytime you want.  Visit Nydia Temple’s website for the link, or go to:  https://youtu.be/dmRse17GfNo

Temple News

October Stated Session

Due to pandemic regulations at the Shrine Center, the October stated session will be held on Zoom, rather than in person.  But, exciting news – we will begin the stated session with an Obligation-Only Ceremony, and have a new member join us.  The Zoom link and other information will be coming out closer to the October 6th session.  I hope many of you can join us to welcome our new member.  

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

Congratulations to Supreme Appointees

Hello ladies.  We just concluded an historic event for Daughters of the Nile – a 100% virtual Supreme Session.  Congratulations to the following Nydia Temple members who received Supreme Appointments:    PQ Kathy Walliker, Supreme Princess Zuliema   PQ Judy Smith, Member of the Supreme Action Team   PQ Jennifer Moyer, Member of the Supreme Membership and Public Relations Committee   PQ Ann Myers, Supreme Goodwill Ambassador to the Northwest Area   PQ Paulette Schlee, Supreme Temple Canadian Flag Escort   PQ Laurie Winchester, Supreme Temple American Flag Escort   PQ Sharon Kelley, Supreme Temple Banner Escort The

Queen Gail’s Visits to Nile Clubs

August 24th Coastal Nile Club; September 15th Bend Nile Club; September 16th Dallas Nile Club; September 22nd Three Sisters Nile Club; October 12th Tirzah Nile Club; October 18th Corvallis Nile Club; October 20th Beth Eden and Pendleton Nile Clubs; October 26th NEON Nile Club; November 1st Salem Nile Club; November 5th Woodburn Nile Club; November 8th Nite Lites Nile Club; November 9th Forest Hills Nile Club; November 16th Eastmont Nile Club; December 6th Zenobia Nile Club; December 13th North Clackamas Nile Club; January 25th Halos Nile Club

Do You Venmo?

Good news – Nydia Temple can now accept Venmo paymentsThis is another option available to our members (along with existing payment methods of cash, check, or credit card).For Nydia Temple, find account name Jennifer-Moyer-60 (phone 2562 if asked to verify).This Venmo account is linked to Nydia Temple’s bank account. When a transfer is received from a member’s Venmo account, the Pr. Recorder immediately transfers it into the Temple bank account and the Pr. Banker enters the transaction into the Temple’s Quickbooks.It’s all done electronically – instantly and easily. The best part, NO FEES!Want a little bit more information about

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