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A Message from our ILLUSTRIOUS POTENTATE
It’s hard to believe that my year as Potentate is quickly coming to an end. Lady Ginette and I were extremely proud to be at the helm for 2015. The year was a busy one with a very successful Spring Ceremonial held in Moncton. Thanks to the hard work of the membership Committee, Assistant Rabban Blaine Brooks and Noble Will Johnston and ALL Nobles, we were able to install 15 new Nobles so far this year and we are still working on getting a few more installed at the Fall Stated Meeting.
Because of a health issue which struck me in early May, I was only able to travel to a few Temple visitations. We were able to attend a joint meeting of Mt. Sinai and Cairo in May, Karnak in June and Mazol in August. I believe that it is important to attend visitations with our counterparts in the Northeast as it is important to share ideas.
One of the highlights of the year was the New Hospital Dedication in Montreal. Several Nobles and Daughters of the Nile joined a bus trip for this event which was very pleasant; many thanks to all who attended the Dedication Ceremony. Luxor was well represented.
In closing, I have a lot of people to thank for their help during my illness not the least of who is Lady Ginette. Without her help and steadfast support, it would have been a very difficult year.
Sincere thanks must also be given to our Chief Rabban, Don Demmings.
The Chief Rabban must step in when the Potentate is not available and Noble Don was there every step of the way. As well, we owe deep gratitude to Past Grand Master, Noble Bill Balser and his committee from the Moncton Shrine Club for all the hard work they put into the Spring Ceremonial. My Chief Aid, Noble Frank Chisholm and Lady Barb were a tremendous help to Lady Ginette as well as providing sage and concerned advice while I was convalescing.
We hope to see you on December 5th in Saint John for our stated meeting, memorial service and reception.
Yours in the Faith,
Ill. Sir René J Cormier
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