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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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    Potentate Elect's Message

    As I begin to write this message for the January/February Feztivities, my thoughts tend to wonder about the awesome task ahead. I would like to thank the Nobility for having faith in me to lead Sesostris Temple throughout 2019. This position carries a high honor and great responsibility. I look forward to working with you to grow our fraternity and leave it better than we found it. We all share a great responsibility to the mission we serve.

    With the above paragraph in mind, Nancy and I look forward to working with each of you and your ladies in promoting our theme, “Shrine Kids are Precious Jewels.” As we do that, the hopes will be that all of us will have purpose, fun and enjoyment promoting our great philanthropy. Nancy and I both tend to think outside the box and we plan on having some different fun events throughout the year. We hope that the Nobility and their ladies will step up and support all that we have planned. In the March/April Feztivities my message will showcase all the new events and dates. This might be early to bring this to your attention in my first message, but we all need to work hard and diligently on membership throughout 2019.

    Along with this and closely parallel is membership retention. We have been doing a poor job of retaining our newest members. So one of my top priorities this year will be working on membership retention.

    For 2019, we will have a Divan that looks very similar to the 2018 Divan. The Elective Divan for this year will be Chief Rabban, Dan Johnson; Assistant Rabban, Jerry Pigsley; High Priest and Prophet, Dale Brambilia; Oriental Guide, Merv Moeller; Treasurer, Henry Schultz; and Recorder Bill Cummins. The following have been appointed to the Divan: First Ceremonial Master, Bob Kruse; Second Ceremonial Master, Mike Berger; Director General, Todd Tinnean; Marshal, Don Schleining; Captain of the Guard, Pete Kruse; Outer Guard, Brian Nelson; and Chaplin, Ed Bennett. Nancy and I look forward to working with each of the these dedicated leaders and there ladies. I also look forward to working with the dedicated staff at Sesostris. I know that I will need a lot of their assistance with all the diverse ventures of the shrine.

    As we all work together in 2019 remember this quote from Nelson Mandela, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

    A Message FromYour 2019 Potentate-Elect

    Rich Eggerling

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  • Potentate's Trip

    Mackinac Island, July 13-20


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    74th Annual Shrine Circus

       March 13-17, 2019

     Lancaster Event Center


    Link to Lancaster Event Center

    2019 Circus Worker Sign up

    2019 Circus Poster

    Performances Wednesday thru Sunday

    March 13th Through March 17th.


    Performance Times

    Wednesday 7:00pm

    Thursday 12:30pm and 7:00pm

    Friday 12:30pm and 7:00pm

    Saturday 10:00am  2:00pm and 7:00pm

    Sunday 12:30pm and 5:00pm


    Lancaster Event Center. - 84th and Havelock

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