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Potentate's January/February Message

This year is coming to a close and Lady Lynn and I have had a phenomenal time. All of the Nobility and their ladies have made 2018 a great year in our lives. We have been able to spend time with a lot of hardworking people who supported all of the activities of the Shrine. Along the way we met a lot of new friends around the Shrine world and we were able to become closer to you all as members of our Sesostris family.

Sesostris ended the fundraising year for all of our clubs and units with our annual Recognition Night where everyone shared the fruits of all the work they did throughout the year. We recognized several large gifts from outside of Sesostris. Transportation Fund gifts were presented from the Tribesmen again this year as well as gifts from the Ferrel Heckman estate, the Joe Meehan estate and the Erv Vosta estate. The gifts will leave our transportation expenses well funded for the near future. These gifts were followed by checks provided to the Sesostris General Fund to help defray all of the expenses and activities of the center. All of the gifts raised by the hard work of all of the nobility and their ladies are very much appreciated and are what keeps our great Shrine Center active. Recognition of clubs, units and Shriners was especially difficult this year as so many of the Nobility really stepped up to make 2018 an extremely fun and satisfying year. Many could have been chosen for recognition, but we had to single out a few. The Blue Valley Club (Club of the Year), Iron Nobles and Sesostris Gun Club (Units of the Year), Mike Kovarik and Gary Tuxhorn (Rookies of the Year) and Doug Krogman (Shriner of the Year). Special work was also completed by other nobles. Noble Doug Koozer helped Noble Krogman rebuild the gate for our fenced area to better secure some of the Shrine’s rolling stock. Also, Noble Harry Lipert once again facilitated the relining of the parking lot. Harry has paid for this service for several years as one of the many behind-the-scenes things that he provides. Many thanks for his continued support.

As the holiday season comes upon us, Lady Lynn and I reflect on all of the blessings that have been bestowed on us. It is hard thank everyone who made the year such a memorable time. Dozens of people deserve our thanks and we hope to greet all of you sometime during the many parties and events that come this time of year. It has been very evident that you all understand that, “the more we share, the more we have.” Much gratitude goes out to all of you for what you have shared with us, Sesostris Shrine and Shriners Hospitals for Children.



  Potentate 2018

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