The Potentate’s Message
Es Selamu Aleikum
As I write this, it is the morning of our first Circus show. I want to start off by thanking all of the people who make our functions such a great success….YOU! Without the help of the Nobles and their Ladies, we would not be a viable entity and would just be a distant memory. So THANK YOU!!! Also a special thank you to the office staff. They are the unsung heroes of our events, especially the Circus. If I start singling out individuals, this article would be ten pages long! So I will make due here with a sincere THANKS!
We have gotten off to a very good start this year. We have already had our first New Noble/Lady event, and I am so very proud of the Divan and Aides, and their Ladies, who made the event so successful. We spent the evening getting to know each other, and then broke apart into Ladies and Nobles meetings. The Ladies had their own program and even a craft event, making Tutu’s for the children at the hospital. And judging by the amount of laughter we men could hear, they were having a fine time of it. The Nobles had a round table style event. We went around the room highlighting the fun and function of all of the clubs and units. It was one of the most enjoyable evenings I have had in a long time.
The Membership committee is also hard at work on several fronts. Besides the New Nobles/Ladies event I spoke about above, we are doing a special promotion to try to entice Nobles who had been suspended to rejoin our ranks. Typically to be restored a Noble would need to pay two years dues for a total of $204.00, but for a limited time we are offering a $137.00 deal….the current years dues, $102.00, plus the $35.00 the Temple paid to Imperial the year they were suspended. This a savings of $67.00…a great opportunity to once again wear the title Noble. So I am appealing to all Nobles of Rajah to spread the word around their Blue Lodges. We all know former Nobles who talk about coming back, except for the expense. Well, this is their golden opportunity to get back among us. So…PLEASE spread the word. Pick up the phone and call that buddy of yours who you know wants to come back.
Another initiative the Membership committee is undertaking is trying to restart the Lodge Representative program. We are looking for volunteers from all of the Blue Lodges in our jurisdiction to be a Rep. All that is required is you attend your lodge on a regular basis and you are willing to stand up and give a very brief update on what is happening at Rajah. For those of you who are adverse to public speaking, we will be providing you with the talking points. All we ask is you are willing to stand up and talk for less than two minutes. So please consider this opportunity to help your Temple. If you are interested please reach out to any members of the Divan.
Thanks for being a member. We need your support and participation. If you have any suggestions, or criticisms too…. let us know.
Yours in the Faith,
ALIEKUM ES SELAM Attest: Joe Hagen, Recorder