The Potentate’s Message
Es Selamu Aleikum
When you embark upon a journey such as this, being Potentate, it becomes readily and speedily apparent that you are not on this journey alone. There are a myriad ofpeople to mention and thank. First I need to thank the Divan, those who went before me and those coming up after me. Rajah is truly blessed that we have had, and continue to have, such a cohesive group of men. It has been one of my highest honors and privileges to have served with them. Then there are my Aides and their Ladies - You have made this such a fun and enjoyable year. Lady Sarah and I cannot begin to ever thank you enough for your hard work and dedication. We have been truly blessed to have such good friends travelling with us. The Official Family is another group we need to thank. You willingly took on some very difficult but necessary jobs. Thank You!
Next I need to thank the Nobility, especially the Clubs and Units. You trusted me with this awesome responsibility and I hope and pray I made you proud. Thank you for all the hard work you do throughout the year. The Clubs and Units really are the lifeblood of the Shrine. And a special thank you needs to be said to all of the Noble’s Ladies in Rajah. You support and help us through thick and thin. We could not do half of what we do here at Rajah without the support of our Ladies! Thank You!
We have had a wonderful year and one in which I think we can be proud of. We had many great events, managed to spread the word about Shrine, and especially about our great Philanthropy, our Hospitals. We had the opportunity to include patients and their families in many of our events and I hope you had a chance to meet with them and hear their stories. No matter how active you are, every member of Shrine should be proud of the miracles taking place daily in our Hospitals. While they cannot always give a cure, what they always manage to do is improve the life of each and every child. For that we should stand tall and proud of being a part of something so special.
In closing, Lady Sarah and I want to thank each and every one of you for a special year and we hope you will give Jared and Kim the same support and encouragement you gave us. We know Jared and Kim will do a great job and look forward to supporting their efforts next year. We hope you have a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season and we look forward to many happy years ahead with our Rajah Family!
Yours in Faith, Hope and Love
ALIEKUM ES SELAM
Attest: Joe Hagen, Recorder