Past Potentates, 2020 Divan, Nobles and Ladies,
I hope the beginning of October finds all of the nobility and their families well and healthy. The Covid-19 health issue certainly has turned this year for Nemesis upside down. With official restrictions on gatherings still in place, nearly all Nemesis scheduled events have been cancelled. We do however have a few things coming up that are worth mentioning.
We have continued to hold our monthly meetings at the temple. We have taken all required precautions to protect the health of our nobility and we have had good turnout at each meeting considering the circumstances. We have conducted a cold sands ceremony at each meeting and have had 11 new nobles join our order. We will continue to conduct a cold sands at each of the October and November meetings, with December reserved for the election of officers and January for installations.
Ticket sales are continuing to take place and it is important to support this event as it is our major fundraising event for the temple. This years event will be a virtual event with only the divan and committee members present for the drawing. It is important to turn in tickets and proceeds prior to that day as the gates will be shut at noon for the drawing.
Potentate’s Christmas Reception
Lady Jan and I are are in the early stages of planning an event for early December. As details are firmed up we will be sending updates.
Lastly, Nemesis Shrine was honored to host the fall SASA business meeting at our temple. Illustrious Sir Doug Stalnaker transferred the reins of the SASA Presidency at that meeting. Again it was an honor for this potentate and Nemesis to host this event.
Thank you for your continued support of the Nemesis Temple and the Shrine and remember that children in need of our medical help is what makes us all Shriners.
Thank you for your support….
Yours in the Faith,
Ervin A. “Skip” Draber
New Sign at the Entrance of the Temple