Nydia Temple No. 4 had the great joy of playing host to Supreme Queen, Donna Kramer, as she paid us her Official Visit this month. It was a small miracle that she was even able to get across the border from Canada, due to its closure because of the Covid pandemic.
That Monday, July 12, we held our first in-person session in a very long time, including a Ceremonial, bringing in two new members. I couldn’t have been more proud of our officers as they recited their parts of our beautiful ritual, and of our three Units, Chorus, Patrol and Padir, for their most impressive performances afterward. The banquet that evening featured surf and turf, and I heard many exclaim how delicious it was.
Next day, Tuesday, was to have been the traditional Supreme Queen’s visit to the Shriners Hospital, but again, due to Covid restrictions, this had to be changed to a “virtual tour”. We gathered at the Al Kader Shrine Center and watched it together on a large screen. It is always such an inspiration to hear the testimonials of doctors and patients alike, confirming the huge impact we make with our support of this most worthy cause. The site was interactive, allowing SQ Donna to share comments at the end. Nydia Temple Past Queens then treated her to a lovely lunch at McMenamins, before a group of us transported her up to Yakima, Washington, for her next visit.
There is no denying the month of July, 2021, has been one of extremes: extreme, record-breaking heat, extreme sorrow at the loss of some of our dear ladies of the household, and extreme angst at having our Supreme OV so early in our year, with not even one in-person session to help us prepare. But I am extremely proud of Nydia’s officers and handmaidens for their fine work. You came through with shining colors and I want to thank you, every one! I chose the dragonfly symbol to represent resilience, little realizing how much this vital trait would be needed. And you did it, ladies! In spite of everything, you all came through and made Nydia Temple shine!!
Nile Love to all,
Queen Gail Mitchell Martin
Queen Message July 2021Site Manager2021-07-25T17:56:03-07:00
Queen Holly and all Nydia Temple members, wanted to honor the staff at the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland for their dedication and exceptional care of the children during this pandemic time. Even though our volunteers have not been allowed in the hospital for a year, she wanted the staff to know we are looking forward to the time we can return. How did she accomplish this when no non-essential persons are allowed into the hospital at this time? Watch the video to find out. This video will be played at their all-hospital-wide staff meetings, so each staff member will know how much he/she is appreciated.
Queen Holly was very creative for Valentine’s DaySite Manager2021-05-24T17:17:05-07:00
Calling all photographers – amateur, professional, and in between. To help redesign and build our website, we need pictures of our ladies all around Nydia Temple. We want all those pictures; the fun ones, the serious ones, the formal ones, the casual ones, and the ones you took just because.
Please forward your pictures to a new email address set up specifically to keep our pictures – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep them coming all the time. Old or new, we want them all.
Come and join the Officers of Nydia Temple No. 4 at a fun, fact filled Workshop to learn the art of being a Mentor. Topics will include the history of Daughters of the Nile, the history of Nydia Temple, Supreme Temple Bylaws and Protocol, plus much more valuable information.
On Saturday, November 21, 2020 we will present a socially distanced, safety aware day of fun, facts, and sociability at the Al Kader Shrine Center. The day will begin at 10 AM and end by 2 PM. There will be a light lunch provided and plenty of snacks and beverages for all.
If you would like to participate in this fun-filled day of learning, please register with the Princess Recorder at email@example.com or call her at 503-888-2562. There is no charge for the day and it promises to be worthwhile for all.
Jennifer Moyer, Past Queen, Pr. Recorder
Announcing a Unique OpportunitySite Manager2020-11-24T18:33:24-08:00
The Foundation Club and Holiday Sharing Awards Ceremony was shared per a Zoom meeting on October 25. Only those temples receiving awards were invited to attend, as well as Foundation members, and Supreme Officers.
Nydia Temple received 10th place in total Foundation donations, giving $25,890, and for Holiday Sharing for Temples 300+ members, we received a first place with $9,396.
Imperial Sir Jim Smith, along with his wife (Princess) Alice, was also present. Imperial Sir Jim spoke of being the first Imperial Sir to be working with a $1 billion budget. He acknowledged that the Daughters of the Nile give financially and of their time, and are second only to the Shriners themselves.
Thank you all for your generosity as we work together in helping the children. Queen Holly
Nydia Temple Receives Awards from the FoundationSite Manager2021-01-03T20:00:03-08:00