Illustrious Sir, Bruce A. Beck, Potentate
It’s that time of year again. Fall is blowing in with full force, and so is NUR Shrine. Reflecting on the past month, we had a great time at Sea Witch in Rehoboth Beach. Big thanks goes out to Joe and Tammy McAleese. They did such a great job, one that will go in record books. Everyone there had a great time and we had a wonderful Saturday Parade. I would like anyone that took pictures that weekend to please e-mail them to Lady Mindy at Mbeck613@verizon.net. We would like to post these pictures on our web site! NUR Shrine was honored to have MWGM Dean Disharoon and his bride join us in the festivities. We also had RW Deputy Grand Master Nate Zahn and his bride join us in the parade. It really brings a smile to me, when we see people in the crowd cheer the Shrine on and recognize the great works that Masons and Shriners do for our kids and the things we do for our communities.
As we begin November, we will be hosting our last Basket Bingo of the year on Sunday November 2nd, 2014. Please come out and have a good time, share fellowship, maybe win a bingo or two, while we help raise money for our Shrine! The Hillbillies will be having a spaghetti dinner on November 12th, 2014.
On November 15th we will be holding a Ceremonial in the morning and that evening our High Priest and Prophet and his lady Cindy will host our Harvest Ball. At this time we will welcome our new Nobles and their ladies into the Shrine. Please make your reservations with Helga, and show them your support by coming out to the party. We will also hold our annual silent auction, where the proceeds from this will go to our Shrine. It’s not too late to drop off items for the auction. Our Yacht club, will be cataloguing and running the auction. Mindy and I are donating Fuzzy the Bear (Shriner’s Hospital Mascot) to the auction. The Bear is sold by Shriners hospital for $100.00. This is a 4 foot bear that is manufactured by Vermont Teddy Bear Company. The Proceeds from the sale of this bear will go directly to Philadelphia Shriner’s Hospital. This event, will also conclude Lady Mindy’s “Koins for Kids” otherwise known as the “Red Box.” The box will be counted and the amount of donations will be announced at our Christmas Party, in December.
On November 20th, the Shrine will hold its annual memorial service. There will be no Divan/Holding Co meeting that night. Beverages and snacks will be provided afterwards. We urge all to attend this very moving service and tribute to our past Nobles. If there is a special Shrine lady that has passed and you want to be remembered, we will have pink carnations in their memory. Please call Helga, the cut off is 1 week before this event.
December 3rd, 2014 at 7:00pm, we will be holding our last business meeting of the year. At that time we will be holding the elections for our future leaders. There will not be a dinner before this meeting, but beverages will be served after the meeting is over.
Please remember to also get your reservations in for our Christmas Party on December 6th. George and his lady Betty have put a lot of work into this event and we hope everyone comes out and greets Santa. He knows who has been naughty and who has been nice. I am sure he has a present that you all will cherish. The following Day is the Children’s Christmas party. Please make your reservations with Helga at our office and tell her what children you are bringing and what ages, so Santa can be prepared!
Both Lady and Mindy and I want to wish all of you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and remember the blessing the Great Architect has bestowed on all of us!
As this year quickly is coming to a close, Lady Mindy and I would like to thank everyone for continuing to Shine “AS A BEACON OF HOPE FOR OUR CHILDREN.”
Yours In Faith,
Bruce A. Beck- Potentate
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