Thank you, Nydia members, for putting your faith in me by electing me as your Queen.  I will do my upmost best representing Nydia Temple during 2023.

I have chosen my counterpart emblem, the dragonfly.  My Supreme officer, Patty Larimore, felt it best represents her dragging her suitcase through the airport and flying.  Thus dragonfly.

I found a quote I really like regarding dragonflies, “With the dawn of each new day the dragonfly brings hope and joy.”

As members it is our hope our donations to Shriners Children’s through our Foundation will improve the quality of life for a Shriner patient and for the joy the child will have when achieving a new milestone.

For the members of Nydia Temple, it’s the hope we will meet our goals and achieve our mission.  The joy we gain in our accomplishments and joy and fun we have meeting socially.

For Nydia Temple to achieve its goals we need a strong membership.  One way is by increasing our membership.  I am hoping all members will join with me in achieving our goal of bringing in 35 new members during 2023.  To show how strongly I feel about this goal.  I am prepared to donate $5 to our Foundation for every new proposal read at Session.  For each new member we bring in I will donate $10 to Nydia’s general fund.

We also need to retain our existing membership.  Some ways we will do this is through quarterly newsletters, keep our Facebook page updated, weekly updates using Constant Contact, meaningful Sessions, and social events.  Our Membership committee has planned four separate social events which you can brings friends and family to participate.  There will also be a spring luncheon, holiday event and a member appreciation event.

Please join me in making Nydia Temple No. 4 a strong viable temple, making lasting friendships and having fun while meeting our mission, helping Shriners Children’s patients through Daughters of the Nile Foundation.

Nile Love,

Queen Donna L Gray