I am so grateful for the honor of serving as your Queen for the ensuing year. Thank you for your confidence in me. The love and support that has been shown to me over the past days, weeks, and months has been a blessing. I feel so fortunate to be part of a strong temple with such an active and collaborative membership. I look forward to working with each of you this year to continue to grow and strengthen our temple so that we can help the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children even more.
Thank you to all who attended and participated in the Installation of Officers on March 25, 2017, at the Masonic Temple. It is a day I will always remember, filled with emotion and symbolism. Special thanks to the Installing Officers, Units, designated helpers, and Ladies of the Household who attended. You all did such a beautiful job and helped provide a very impressive event for our visitors. I’ve received many compliments from our guests on what a memorable experience it was.
This year will be filled with meetings, fun socials, new and exciting fundraising events, and friendship. Please participate as much as your other duties will allow. A calendar is included in this newsletter.
Our first Stated Session will be held Monday, April 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Hadi Temple, on the second floor. I will have the honor of installing the Unit Officers as well as an Officer who was unable to attend Installation.
On April 11, I will be traveling to Princeton Nile Club, where I will have another great honor – installing the Princeton Nile Club Officers. If you would like to attend, please contact Pr. Royal Robbi Redman about carpooling.
Our first fundraiser/social event will be Saturday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m., at Bethel UCC on N. Green River Rd. We’re having a Pancake Supper! Please invite your family, friends, and prospective members to join us. RSVP requested no later than April 23 so we have enough food for all. You may email isis41RSVP@gmail.com (preferred) or call me at 812-484-8860.
Our first Ceremonial will be held Monday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m., on the second floor of Hadi Temple. Your attendance and support is appreciated, as the more active we show ourselves to be as a temple, the more it will inspire our new Princesses to participate as well.
The 101st Supreme Session will be held June 11-15, 2017, in Niagara Falls, NY. I hope that many of you are planning to attend. In preparation for Supreme, we will hold a Nile 101 class on Thursday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Hadi Temple to discuss the proposed legislation, Supreme Officer candidates, and general information about the Supreme Session. If you’re a voting delegate or attending Supreme for the first time this year, please attend this important meeting. If weather permits, we might sit on the patio outside the Red Fez.
Our Sickness and Distress committee is chaired by Princess Chaplain Della Kokomoor. Della has five additional committee members to assist her this year. Please contact Pr. Della, anyone on that committee, myself, or an Isis Temple officer if you know of a sickness or distress report. A full list of our 2017-2018 committees is included in this newsletter.
My theme for this year is: “All you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust.”
My motto is a quote from Mother Teresa: “The fruit of Silence is prayer. The fruit of Prayer is faith. The fruit of Faith is love. The fruit of Love is service. The fruit of Service is peace.”
My scripture is: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
I am excited to announce the establishment of a new committee this year – the Isis Temple Ambassadors. The job of our Ambassadors will be to greet members as they arrive for Stated Session and other events, introducing them to other ladies if they don’t know anyone and ensuring they find someone to sit and converse with. It can be a little intimidating for our new Princesses or Ladies of the Household who haven’t attended in a while to enter a room full of strangers and find their “place.” They may not know the password or remember protocol. Our Ambassadors can assist these ladies, making them feel comfortable, welcomed, and appreciated. I will be reaching out to several of you in the coming weeks about this new committee. If this sounds like something you’d like to be part of, please let me know.
Please remember that Isis Temple needs the support of every member. I hope to see many of you at Stated Session as well as our social events and fundraisers. I am just an email, text, or phone call away for anyone who has comments, suggestions, and/or questions.
“Reach as high as you can, and then reach a little higher. There you will find magic and possibility. And maybe even cookies.” –Marc Johns
Nile love and pixie dust,
Krista Williams, Queen
Isis Temple No. 41