I hope this message finds everyone well and enjoying their summer. Supreme Session held in Indianapolis, Indiana, was enjoyed by many of our members. I would like to thank all the Past Queens, Line Officers, Delegates, Egyptian Band Members, Patrol Members, and Ladies of the Household that attended with me. My special thanks go to my escorts from the Egyptian Band, our designated unit and banner bearers from the Patrol. Extra thanks for all my lovely gifts, thoughts, laughs, “experiences” (Egyptian Band), stories, and songs!
The week was full of laughs, great food, bonding with counterparts and line officers,
developing new relationships, discussion of new legislation, and wonderful unit
performances. Cathy Carol Rose was installed as Supreme Queen. She arrived for
installation carried by her bare-chested “slaves”, and with her Slave Girls keeping her cool using Isis Temple’s Slave Girl fans. Thank you Sandy Shafer and Gay Graper for mending our fans and making sure they made it to Supreme! Supreme Princess Royal , Karen Keuther from Buffalo, NY, Supreme Princess Tirzah, Shirley Henley from Cincinnati, OH, and Supreme Princess Badoura, Dale Obernolte from Fresno, CA were also installed. Supreme Princess Badoura, Dale will hold her Supreme Session in Reno, NV.
There were a total of 1008 voting delegates, including 1 Supreme Queen and 20 Past
Supreme Queens. The legislative discussions were productive and handled very well.
I was so humbled and honored to represent Isis Temple No. 41. I have heard how different it is to stand as Queen as our units are performing and I believe that wholeheartedly! I was moved to tears with pride and love for our beautiful group of ladies! We are so fortunate to have such dedicated units! The Egyptian Band looked stunning in their new uniforms - that blue just sparkled! Their music was on point! The Isis Patrol marched so professionally to one of my favorite songs! They also served by clearing chairs, escorting, and acting as Honor Guards. We missed seeing our Dancers & Pageantry, but are so thankful Sharon is recovering nicely! All Daughters of the Nile Temples contributed upwards of 3 million dollars to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Our Temple was recognized for initiating 10 new princesses last year. We were also honored for our contributions to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation. Isis Temple gave $28,141.59 to the Foundation last year. We were treated to a reception where we enjoyed sweet and salty treats, beverages, and time to sit and relax! We also received a plaque with our temple name and year in recognition for our donations. And, we had our picture taken with the Imperial Sir, Jerry Gantt. We are now a founding member of the Foundation Club, which includes temples giving $10,000+. I walked around the whole day with a lump in my throat, so full of love and gratitude for our ladies! Amazing job, JPQ Tina Dobbs! The plaque will be displayed in the display case at Hadi on the 2nd floor. I will also present it at our Stated Session in September.
Special congratulations to Past Supreme Queen Sue Layman on again being Appointed Chair of the Supreme Temple Finance Committee and a director on the Daughters of the Nile Foundation Board of Directors. We were also honored to have 6 Supreme Appointments: By-Laws of Subordinate Temples Committee - Margaret Coomer, PQ, Membership Committee and Public Relations - Nancy Markham, PQ, Supreme Goodwill
Ambassador to the Central Area - Kathy Widick, PQ, Supreme Temple American Flag Escort - Sharon Norvell, PQ, Supreme Escort to the Canadian Flag - Jean Rickard, PQ, Supreme Temple Banner Escort - Gay Graper, PQ.
Daughters of the Nile is having a “Baby”! Dynasty Amenna, No. 164 will be birthed Aug. 6th, 2016 in Nashville, TN. Here is a link to the flier with information:
This is the first year in a long time that we have not lost a temple, and are actually opening a new one! I cannot express how exciting this is! If we truly believe in our work, we can share this passion with others and continue this momentum!
The 2017 Supreme Session will be held in Niagara Falls, New York, June 9-15, 2017. As we are now allowed to have 5 Lady of the Household delegates, I encourage you to submit your name for consideration next year to represent Isis Temple as a delegate. I cannot put into words how exciting it is to attend a Supreme Session! Please consider attending in 2017. If you have questions on how to submit your request for consideration, please contact Princess Recorder, Tiffany Ball PQ.
Our 4-H fundraiser will be taking place July 25-30, 2016. Karla Goff, PQ would love to have as many volunteers as possible. If you have never worked this fundraiser, you are missing out on a very good time.
Our Nile Family Picnic will be held August 7th from 1:oo-4:00PM at Bethel UCC Church 3029 N. Greenriver Rd. The church has a great playground for kids and children’s church room with lots of activities. Also, if it rains, we can move the kids to the Gym which also has lots of toys and balls to play with. We will send out food information in time. Please check the article in this newsletter for additional information.
We will be holding a Ceremony of Initiation on August 29th, 2016 at 6:30pm, Hadi Temple 2nd floor. I would love to see as many of you that are able to attend welcome in our new princess. Unit performances and a small reception will follow.
Officer Practice: Aug. 22nd at 6pm Unit and Officer Practice: Aug. 25th starting at 5:30 - units will have 15 minutes to practice; Officers will begin at 6:15pm.
We will be holding our annual BBQ sale in September. Be sure to watch your email for ticket information. Deadline to order will be at the September 6th Stated Session.
The next Stated Session will be September 6th, 2016 7:00pm. We will be honoring our Past Queens and any 50-year members. Past Queens, please consider attending and bringing your memory book to share with our members. I love to see the history of our beautiful Isis Temple. We will have an Officer practice September 1st at 6pm at Hadi for this Stated Session.
The next Princeton Nile Club meeting will be held at 12:oo pm on September 13, 2016 at R’z located in Fort Branch. Please contact Pr. Royal Krista Williams if you would like to join us. We will meet to carpool at the Holiday Inn Airport at 11:45am.
We will have a Nile Social event September 22nd @ 6:30pm - details to follow!
Thank you all for the great honor of serving Isis Temple No. 41!
Nile love to all,
Jennifer Nance, Queen
Isis Temple No. 41
“I believe that my life's gonna see the love I give returned to me.” -John Mayer