Illustrious Sirs, Divan, Nobles, Ladies and Guests.
I would like to start off by thanking all the Nobility of Nemesis Shriners for giving me this great opportunity to serve as your Potentate for the 2023 year. I am both humbled and excited to be your Potentate.
In the year 2023 we will be celebrating 110 years as a Temple and a part of Shriners International. We as Nemesis Shriners, should all be proud of what we have accomplished since our temple’s Charter in 1913. I believe we have a great group of Nobles that have work hard for the last 110 years and will continue to do so in the future.
Nemesis Shine Temple is not about me or the Divan, we are elected to serve. Nemesis Shrine Temple is about its Nobility, Ladies and families. It is about our great fraternity and the philanthropy we all love, Shriners Hospitals for Children. This year my goal is to focus on Family, Fun and Philanthropy. First being Family – It is the family that keeps us going, allowing us to take care of the children that need us so much. So we should focus on our family and be able to spend more time together and not apart. I want to see families get more involved in activities with Nemesis. Fun – In all of the years that I have been a part of Nemesis Shrine I have had fun in whatever I have been doing, Parading, Socializing, Fundraising, etc. I believe that if we are having fun, doing the things that we love to do, we will bring more people in to join in the fun. Philanthropy – We are here as a Temple to help with the medical centers. We have been providing care for over 100 years, “The Most Amazing Care Anywhere” and we should strive to continue that care long into the future.
I would like to thank you for this great opportunity to serve. Little Lady Daisy and I hope that we all have a great year!
D. Keith Wilson, Jr.
Illustrious Potentate 2023