Congratulations to the nine new members who were christened into Isis Temple No. 41
on May 16, 2022. We welcome you and look forward to seeing you at Stated Sessions and
our events. The summer months have been busy for Isis Temple. Twenty-one members
attended the 106th Supreme Session, held June 12-16 in Dallas, TX. Attendees from the
United States, Canada, and Brazil gathered for five days of education, inspiration, and
celebration. Coming together for the first time in person in over two years was refreshing. It was a fun time for renewing friendships, meeting 99 fellow reigning queens, enacting legislation to better our temples and mission, and celebrating the donation of $2,257,000 presented to Imperial Potentate Bill Bailey and First Lady Debbie to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Since 1924, when Daughters of the Nile began its mission of supporting the great philanthropy of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, the US and Canadian Foundations have given more than $70 million to the hospital system. The current total membership of Daughters of the Nile is 16,910. Newly installed Supreme Queen Vickie Tabor Hill of Merak Temple No. 104 in Waco, TX, will visit Evansville on Friday, November 4, 2022. I’m hoping you will make plans to attend her official visit and celebration. There were many awards extended to Isis Temple and its members at the Supreme Session. Our temple received the Foundation’s Major Donor Recognition for 2021. Sue Layman, PSQ, was presented with a plaque signifying a $20,000 donation in her honor to the Foundation from Sue’s Musicians. The Schnakenberg family was recognized for having the second largest family in the Nile Legacy program. Congratulations to Linda Trible, PQ; Karen Schnakenberg; Sherri Schnakenberg, PQ; Jennifer Emsweller, PQ; Megan Trible; and Olivia Schnakenberg. A white rose was placed on the altar in memory of our beloved Shirley Sheets, PQ. The unit
performances were entertaining as usual. Isis Temple’s units are well known for our flashy uniforms and precision drills. Congratulations to those receiving Supreme Appointments. The queen’s party in “Margaritaville” was amazing. A big shout out to everyone for the extraordinary decorations, meaningful musical tribute, delicious snacks and beverages, and fun and games. All the events, banquets, business sessions, parties, and tours were well planned and attended, but the most rewarding aspect of Supreme
Session is seeing the many personal connections of love and devotion to our beautiful order. It is truly inspiring! I offer my sincerest gratitude for all attendees who represented Isis Temple with grace and dedication. We see the same representations in our subordinate temple. Thank you to each member for continuing to give of your time, talents, resources, and most of all, friendships!
This summer Pr. Chaplain Shannon Dierlam and I made our second visit to several members who are not able to attend Nile functions at this time. Listening to their stories
about their past Nile experiences is delightful. Their love of Daughters of the Nile never fades.
The Vanderburgh County 4-H Fair in July 2022 was a tremendous success. Thank you to Karla Goff, PQ, for serving as chair for this fun and important fundraiser. The Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Krista Williams, PQ, is working on several fundraisers for the remaining year. At the time of writing this article, we look forward to serving 169 guests at our Steak Night & Dessert Auction on August 26. Special kudos to Kara May and Andrea Peters, co-chairs, and Meredith Thompson for their hard work toward the success of this event. Wow, we have some creative and generous pastry chefs among us who donated to the dessert auction! What a sweet time!
A new fundraising event for Isis Temple will assisting the Hadi Shrine Circus Ticket Office with selling circus tickets. For many years we have volunteered in the office, but this has developed into a fundraising opportunity for us. The Nile ladies will work the office November 3–26 from the hours of 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday – Saturday, and
12:00 – 4:00 PM on Sunday. On Monday – Saturday there will be two shifts per day, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. I’m hoping I can count on many of you to
volunteer for a shift or two. Watch your email for additional information about signing up to work. Should you want to schedule your work assignment now, please contact me.
The Social Committee, chaired by Terri Cheesman, is organizing a bus trip to the Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, IN, on Saturday, December 3, to see Irving Berlin’s White Christmas 2022. The New Image Travel bus will leave the Hadi Shrine parking lot at 2:00 PM CST and return at 11:30 PM CST. The cost is $50/member. Payment for your reserved ticket is required when placing your reservation. This is not a fundraiser but rather a time for fun and fellowship. For more information and to place your reservation, please contact me.
In closing, if your time permits, please attend Stated Session at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 6. During this time, let us honor our Past Queens and give recognition to our 50-year members. I will enjoy seeing you. As the lyrics say, we are standing on the shoulders of the ones who came before us, we are stronger for their courage, wiser for their words, and grateful for their vision.
With Nile love and hugs,
Kathy Stewart, Queen