July, August and September have been very busy. There were many Nile-related fundraisers, events and a ceremony of initiation.
July brought about our annual Summer Card Party hosted by the Patrol. There was a small turnout but we certainly had a lot of fun. Thank you to the Patrol for graciously supporting Isis Temple and hosting such a nice event. The 4-H fundraiser, July 20-25, was a huge success raising $3,550.00. HUGE SHOUT OUT to Karla Goff, PQ, her shift leaders, members and non-members who participated to make this a huge success.
In August we had the honor of initiating three new Princesses; Virginia Smith, Heather Shreve and Jeanne Humphrey. Please extend a welcome to them in passing. We had our annual Barbeque sale at a different time this year with great results. Congratulations to Princess Tirzah Krista Williams and the members who assisted with purchases, sales, packing and delivery. WAY TO GO!!! We raised $1,200.00 after expenses. A huge thank you goes out to our fantastic crew of BBQ masters: Jim Kanzler, Rod McDonald, John Nelson, John Stephan and Byron Bryant. The Nile Family Fun night that was open to all members, non-members, family and friends was held on August 25 at Turoni’s Main Street with over 30 people in attendance aging from 4 weeks old to…well we won’t exactly say, ha-ha! All present had a good time. I encourage anyone interested to be watching for the next open fun night and join us. You will not regret it.
The September Stated Session allowed us to come together to celebrate our Past Queens and 50-year members. Joyce Gilford, Phyllis Eckles, Anna Murnahan, Eden Pond and Evelyn Bohnsack have been members of Daughters of the Nile for 50 years and, although unable to attend, each will be each receiving their 50-year pin from me in upcoming months. I would like to personally thank all the Past Queens who brought their Queen’s memory books; we certainly enjoyed reminiscing with each of you about events that occurred in your year of reign. Isis Temple is very fortunate to have each of you. I am so proud to follow in your footsteps. Your continued support of Daughters of the Nile is evident in all we do. THANK YOU!
October brings about the Fall Festival. Good luck to our units in the fundraising efforts during this time. Anyone not involved in the fundraising efforts during the week are encouraged to attend Stated Session on October 5, 2015, at 7:00 pm at Hadi Temple on the second floor.
We will be having another new event in place of our Nile 101 called Wine, Cheese and Chatter. Be sure to watch your emails for updated information concerning this event or contact any officer with questions.
November Stated Session will be November 2, 2015, at 7:00 pm at Hadi Temple. We will be celebrating Founders Day and honoring Sue Reynolds for her many years of service overseeing the Isis Temple website.
Supreme Queen Sharon K. St. John will be visiting Isis Temple No. 41 on November 18, 2015. Please plan to join us for a great evening of fellowship. The Banquet will be held at 5:30 pm at the Masonic Temple on Chestnut Street. The cost of the meal is $25.00. We will be serving Brisket with sauce on the side, Roasted Red Potatoes, Green Beans,
Tossed Salad, Rolls, Yummy Dessert, Coffee, Tea and Lemonade. Our Ceremonial will follow the banquet, tentatively scheduled for 7:00 pm at the same location on the 2nd floor. Unit performances will follow Ceremonial. Reservations may be sent to Princess Royal Jennifer Nance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-449-2405.
Our Christmas Party hosted by the Dancers and Pageantry will be held immediately following Stated Session on December 7, 2015, at 7:00 pm at Hadi Temple. Babysitting will be provided that evening to our members with small children, so please make plans to attend.
A bit of housekeeping, please find enclosed in this newsletter the Supreme Temple Daughters of the Nile Legislation results from the Supreme Temple Annual Session 2015 held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Should you have any questions, please let myself or any Bylaws committee member know.
A kind thought… A kind word… A kind deed… --Elbert Hubbard
Humming with Nile Love,
Tina Dobbs, Queen
Isis Temple No. 41