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.
October Stated SessionE Manager2021-09-18T12:29:45-07:00
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 bills, we sadly must say goodbye to our faithful members. During this time, we have been prevented from initiating new members, holding fundraisers, and just getting together to enjoy each other’s company, and support each other through these difficult months. As a result, the temple is now experiencing budget and membership issues, which are creeping towards a crisis. Already this year (since April 1st) we have lost 14 members to death.
How can you help? We are requesting, even imploring our current members to help us in getting new members, keeping the ones we have, and restoring those we have lost.
Please, please, please, fill out and turn in proposals. Not sure of the eligibility? You can find that information on the website, under “About Us”, ask the Recorder, me, or any officer. We have a ceremonial planned in January, but until then we are able to perform obligation-only ceremonies, either in person or by Zoom.
If you know of a lady who used to be a member and through time or circumstances dropped her membership, please reach out and see if she willing to join us again. And please, stay in contact with each other. In some areas, in-person meetings are okay, so are lunches out, picnics, etc. If not, then phone calls, emails and zoom meetings help us stay connected.
Your Membership Committee and officers are here to help, but it’s really up to all of us. The more on our team the better – the more we can do with each other and the more we can do to support the children at the Shriners Children’s Hospitals.
Thank you for everything you did before the pandemic, during it, and all you’re doing as we come out of it. God bless you all.
Past Queen Kathy Walliker, Membership Chairman
We Need Your HelpE Manager2021-09-10T18:14:59-07:00
Ladies, after careful consideration, it is clear to me that it would be in the best interest of our Temple and our ladies to hold the September stated session via Zoom, rather than in person. I am truly disappointed, however, I feel it’s important to heed the warnings of the virus and its variants, and to follow the new rules of the State of Oregon and the Al Kader Shrine Center.
The September Stated Session will be held by Zoom on Wednesday, September 1st, starting at 12:30 pm. There will be a Zoom Social Hour starting at 11:30 am, so feel free to join in early and visit until 12:30 when we begin the session. Contact either PQ Kathy Walliker or PQ Jennifer Moyer for the meeting link information. (If you wish to be added to the list to receive Zoom links automatically without asking, let PQ Kathy know.) The line officers had planned a “welcome back” lunch, which will be postponed until we can meet and eat together again.
We initiated two ladies in July, and it’s time to start looking ahead towards our next ceremonial in January and any possible obligation-only ceremonies between now and January. Ladies, please fill out proposals and mail or email to the Pr. Recorder before session so they can be read that day. The health of our membership depends on current members turning in proposals, so we can get the process started. Any questions about qualifications, the process, etc., please contact Pr. Recorder Jennifer Moyer.
I look forward to Zooming with many of you on the 1st. Please reach out if you have any questions. Nile Love, Queen Gail
September Stated Session on ZoomE Manager2021-09-02T17:20:03-07:00
At our first virtual Supreme Session held last week, Nydia Temple was honored for contributions made in 2020. Nydia Temple remains a member of the Foundation Club, giving a total of $15,462. (The Foundation Club recognizes Temples who contribute $10,000+ each year.)
For Holiday Sharing – we won 1st place! For donations to the Rose Garden, we won 4th place! Woo-hoo!!
Since the Daughters of the Nile began giving to the hospitals, we have given over $68 million. Sure feels good to be a part of that.
It was announced that the Daughters of the Nile Foundation will present $1,720.000 to the Shriners Hospitals for Children® and the Canadian Foundation will present $209,000 for the Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Canada, at the upcoming Imperial Session next week in Houston.
Nydia Temple is Recognized by the FoundationE Manager2021-07-24T13:31:09-07:00