Pote's Message

The Potentate’s Message

Es Selamu Aleikum

2018 Jare Kichline

Greetings Illustrious Sirs and Nobles all,

The year 2018 is here and what a great time to be a Shriner! Our philanthropy Shriners Hospitals for Children is on the forefront of an advertising campaign that is working to making Shriners a household name again, showing our families, friends, and neighbors the great work that we do and how special our organization truly is.

This year my focus is on supporting our clubs and units, and in that spirit I would like to challenge each of you to truly enjoy your Shrine. My hope is that you will attend one club or Units event this year that you have ether never been to, or do not regularly attend. We have so much to offer our membership through our clubs and units, which leads to the Fraternal fun and fellowship that our organization was built on. Something that we all should remember is that Shriners were founded on fun and fellowship 52 years before our first hospital opened its doors.

March 7 through March 11th will be our annual Shrine Circus at the Hamburg Field House, and if you have not been to this in a few years I encourage you to come and attend. The pride that I feel when I see the stands full of people enjoying themselves is truly priceless, and the energy in the room is contagious. As we begin the fun and productive year that 2018 is shaping up to be, we should all be proud to be a Shriner!

Sincerely and Fraternally,