Illustrious Sirs, Divan, Nobles and Ladies…
I hope all had a safe and healthy Christmas and Happy New Year.
We held our annual elections in December and the voting was well attended in spite of COVID restrictions. Congratulations to our Potentate-elect Lynton Ryan, my best wishes to him and Lady Lexi for a successful year. I would also wish to congratulate the remaining elected divan and wish them well in the coming years. It is also noteworthy to single out our new Recorder Dave Fulton. Dave has worked hard over the years representing us with the hospital in Lexington and has studied hard in Shrine bylaws and procedures and I am confident he will do a great job for Nemesis.
I have decided that for the first three weeks of January until our officers installation, Nemesis will attempt to return to normal for all club and unit meetings, of course following all of the health authorities guidelines in conducting those meetings. After that, our new potentate will set the course for Nemesis gatherings.
I wish to thank the divan officers and their ladies for their support in what turned out to be a limited year of Nemesis activity for Lady Jan and I. Additionally, I want to thank Theresa for all she did this year to make things smooth for my term as Potentate.
I cannot a express enough thanks to outgoing Recorder Mike Thomas. Nemesis is losing a pillar of knowledge and commitment that cannot be replaced. Thank you Mike for all that you have done for the Shrine and Nemesis.
Lastly, it has been my distinct honor to serve this past year as your Potentate. Lady Jan and I had a significant number of our plans cancelled due the COVID crisis. But we were able to have a successful trip last February which we will always cherish as a great memory for us. The upcoming 2021 schedule for our new potentate will be exciting and it should bring normalcy back to Nemesis….thank you for all you do.
Fondly and Sincerely…..
Yours in the Faith,
Ervin A. “Skip” Draber
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