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Potentate's Message - Updated Sept 9!
So, the move is complete. Some renovations are complete and things are beginning to fall into place. If you are in the area, please be sure to stop in to 14 McLaughling Cresent to see our new digs!
Things have been very hectic this summer and I do apologize for the lack of updates to my message. Between travel, the building, work and life in general there hasn't been a lot of time left over. No excuse though so, here goes...
Our parade season has seemed short but, has been successful non the less. In the International Days Parade in St Stephen & Calais I had the privilege of walking and sharing a car with The Most Worshipful The Grand Master for The Grand Lodge of New Brunswick, Stephan Allen. Luxor's Divan was honoured to share the space in the parade with our Fraternal Brothers and hope this was just the beginning of future activities together.
We had a terrific contingent of Luxor members in Springfield, Ma and enjoyed our guests from Philae Shriners as well. The parade was a lot of fun and Lady Karen & I would like to thank those who came and who made the weekend a success. As always, we came home with great memories and even more new friends!
While our special events for this year are winding down, our Shrine Club monthly meetings will begin again. I would like to encourage everyone to take part in the events left for this year and to attend your Shirne Club meetings and dinners. Take part and encourage your Masonic Brothers to attend a dinner with you to see what it's all about.
On Sept. 26 & 27th we will host our joint visitation with Philae Shriners. Visiting Potentates and other members of Shrine Centres throughout the Northeast will be in attendance and Luxor and Philae members are encouraged to attend and support this event. The deadline for registration is Friday, Sept 12th so please get your registration in to Noble Bill Ryan ASAP. The registration can be found in the News and Events section of the website.
On October 4, 2014 the Annual Harley Draw in memory of Ian Diggle will take place at the Legion in Sussex. Net Proceeds from this event come to Luxor, no other group, so it is imperative that the event be supported by Luxor Members. The Committee tells me that only a few members of Luxor have taken tickets to sell and that there have been no contributions of items for the silent and live auctions from the Luxor contingent. We all know someone who owns a business or works somewhere that could donate some hats or T-shirts or larger items, for that matter. The more items there are, the more Luxor will receive from the day's events. If you can attend and support the event that would be great too. You don't have to have a ticket to get in, $15.00 at the door will get you a great dinner, a chance to win a 2000 watt Honda Generator and a dance will follow the draw. You can still support the event by bidding on auction items and being there.
It is a very busy month for us so, help Luxor make the most of these two upcoming events. In the meantime, remember to smile.............It makes people wonder what you're up to!
YITF Ill. Sir Barry Mabey
Continuing to Live, Love & Laugh in 2014!