As this will be my last newsletter under my reign as Queen, I wanted to let all of you know what an honor it has been to serve as your Queen. Our temple has made me feel so special and loved! Serving Isis Temple has been one of the best experiences of my life, and I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting me and helping me throughout the year. You are all so special to me!
In October, I had the honor of working at the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival in both of our unit booths. I spent my first shift working in The Band Box with the Egyptian Band. I have worked several shifts in this booth in the past, and like every year it was full of hard work, fun, and laughter. I was honored to serve my second shift with the Isis Temple Patrol. This was my first time working in the Brain Booth, and it was an experience. It was a lot of hard work but we had so much fun serving brains after brains to the hungry people at the Fall Festival.
At our November Stated Session, we celebrated Founder’s Day. Thank you to PQ Nancy Markham for sharing some of our history. As always it was a wonderful and informative lesson about our temple and how we came to be our present day Isis Temple.
December was so much fun for me and the temple. The month began with our December Stated Session followed by our Christmas party hosted by the Dancers and Pageantry. We enjoyed tasty cookies and refreshments. We also had fun with an ornament exchange, and I received beautiful gifts from my officers. My month continued the next evening where I joined the Egyptian Band at their Christmas party held at the Log Inn. We had a wonderful time with laughter and friendship. I also joined the Patrol for their Christmas party. Their party was held at the Kennel Club, where we enjoyed fun games, fellowship, and an ornament exchange. My last Christmas party was celebrated with the Dancers and Pageantry unit at TGI Fridays. We had a wonderful meal filled with fellowship, and I was showered with beautiful gifts and love. Thank you to all who contributed to our Christmas celebrations.
Princess Chaplain Della, PQ Jean Rickard, Pr. Royal Cheryl Stader, Pr. Lori Barnett, and I all visited our members who are shut-ins on Dec. 6th. We stopped for lunch at Hacienda, which was so much fun. It was a special day, and we all benefited from the experience.
Thank you to all who helped wrap gifts for the Hadi Hospital Staff’s Children’s Christmas Party! I appreciate it so much! The party was so much fun, and I enjoyed being a part of it. It is always special to see the patients from the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. They remind me why we work so hard and what is most important. The children were all so amazingly sweet, and it was truly a joyful day.
I really enjoyed the Princeton Nile Club’s annual cookie exchange! I think this will be an event I have to attend from here on out! The laughter and fun at this event is wonderful.
Our January Stated Session was a very special evening with our annual Memorial Service. It was an evening for remembrance of those who came before us and have passed on to a better life. You will all be missed always from our temple family. God bless!
On February 4 at 6:30 p.m., we have a very special Stated Session. It will be our last ceremonial for this Nile year. Please join us to see our beautiful ceremonial ritual and welcome our new Princesses to our beautiful order.
Casino Night is quickly approaching and is an exciting night for our temple. We need many volunteers for the evening. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please contact PQ Tina Dobbs. Casino Night will take place on Sat., March 16, at Hadi Temple. Doors open at 6 p.m. If you would like to purchase tickets or help sell tickets, please contact PQ Tina, any member of the Ways & Means Committee, or me. We hope to see everyone there!
March 4 will be our annual Election of Officers, so please plan to attend. Per the Supreme Temple Bylaws, Article V, Section 4 (b): Campaigning for or against any Candidate shall not be permitted and could result in suspension or expulsion. Please contact Pr. Royal Cheryl Stader or myself if you are interested in being an officer or on a committee next Nile year. We would love to answer any questions you may have.
I can’t believe this year is quickly coming to an end. My journey to becoming Queen of Isis Temple No. 41 has been nothing short of life-changing. I have had the opportunity to learn so much more about our beautiful order. The selfless and caring women I’ve met and come to love have been amazing! I want to thank all the women I have served with as officers while being in line for Queen. You all have become as close as my family and are lifelong friends that I will cherish forever. In closing, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your love and support this year. It has been a great honor and pleasure serving as your Queen.
Nile Love and HoneyBee Hugs,
Robbi Strawbridge, Queen
Isis Temple No. 41