Pote's Message

Potentate Ill. Sir Joe Hagan

The Potentate’s Message


Greetings Illustrious Sirs and Nobles,

They said in January of 2022, when I became Potentate, that the year would go fast. As I looked ahead, I thought, “Are you kidding me?” Today as I look back, I am wondering where the year went.

It has been a wonderful experience being the Potentate of Rajah Shrine. I had the opportunity to visit Clubs and Units that I had never been to. The welcome I received at all of them was exceptional. The Nobles and their Ladies welcomed Lady Joyce and me with open arms. The hospitality was memorable.

This year’s Sportsmen’s Raffle was once again a successful fundraiser. Thanks to everyone that helped, in whichever capacity, and a big thank you to the Chairman Noble Joel Franco. It was a wonderful day. The weather co-operated, the crowd was large and everyone that I spoke with had only good things to say.

We want to thank all the folks who accompanied us on our trips. There were a couple of bad meals but the other 98% of the trips were outstanding.

We thank Anne-Marie and Steffanie for all their help, our Recorder Noble Les Werley, and our Treasurer Illustrious Sir Ron Rapp for all of the advice and extra help they provided.

And lastly, we want to thank all our Aides for their help and our Chief Aide Noble Mike Quinn and his Lady Anne for a job well done.

I hope everyone attends their Club and Unit Christmas Parties, and if you get a chance, try to go to some of the other Clubs and Units parties.

Lady Joyce and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.

Yours in the Faith,

Illustrious Sir, Joseph J, Hagan, Sr., Potentate