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Potentate's May/June Message

Wow, as I write this message the end of March is almost here. The 2019 Columbus and Lincoln circuses are in the history books. We don’t have the final information on funds raised but we had successful circuses so far, and still have another coming up in Norfolk. The weather continues to affect our events, including the circus in Columbus. It was very cold. In Lincoln, our daytime performances were all up a little, but our night performances were down considerably. Thursday night had high winds and very low wind chills. Friday and Saturday nights were down in numbers; we believe because of the terrible floods in the area. Those who attended had high praise for our circus. I heard the words “awesome circus” many times as the people were leaving. We owe a great amount of gratitude to our Nobility and their ladies/families for making the 74th Annual Circus a success.

The Abate Bike Show was held in February, with many of our motorcycle members participating. The Iron Nobles had a great display and the full dress white Harleys always look awesome. The Sesostris Shrine Transportation Fund was again presented with a huge donation from the local Tribesman Motorcycle Club. In round numbers, they gave an impressive $21,000. They continued to show a great spirit of giving to our philanthropy. Their support is greatly appreciated.

When you have received this issue we will have had several events as follows:

• Hospital Outreach Clinic - seeing approximately sixty patients.

• The Daughters of the Nile will have installed a new Queen.

• Sponsored this year’s “Celebrating the Grand Lodge of Nebraska” with the Masonic lodges.

• We will have had our first Easter Egg Hunt.

Up next will be the Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Mark your calendars for the parade and game on June 1. There are many other Shrine Bowl activities listed in the FEZtivities.

The CSSA Annual Conference is scheduled for August in Sioux City, IA. It’s finally close, a little more than two hours from Lincoln. Mark your calendars August 21-24 and please consider attending.

Nancy and I are very pleased to announce that the Potentate’s bus trip to Mackinac Island filled up very quickly. If you are still interested in going, Allied Tour and Travel is taking names in case of any cancellations. Contact them at 402-466-1776 or 800-742-7717.

Thank you for being a part of Sesostris Shrine and all you do to make our philanthropy successful.

 

Richard Eggerling

  Potentate 2019

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