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!
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