The Potentate’s Message
Hello and welcome to the Rajah Shrine Website.
Finally, the real spring weather is here. It’s making way for the many outdoor activities that Rajah and our clubs and units participate in. One that I look forward to of course is the Pote’s Golf Outing. It will be a full day of golf with a steak dinner afterwards. Cigar Night is that evening.
Our indoor activities are doing well also. The recent Pote’s Ball was great fun. I want to thank everyone who came out to the Double Tree for a great meal and dancing. See the full story of the Pote’s Ball on Page 12.
And speaking of indoor activities, a milestone was set on April 14 when our Thursday Night Bingo had over one hundred players. Bingo is proving to be a major fundraiser for the Temple. That is why it is so important that the clubs and units make every effort to support this project. Contact Chief Rabban Duane Dellecker or Assistant Rabban Don Heimbecker to see how you and your club or unit can get involved.
We are still looking for ideas for fundraisers. If you are aware of anything you think we should try, please let your liaison officer know, or contact the office and speak to them and we will look into it.
The recent Hospital Crusade was a remarkable success. Thanks to all those Nobles and Ladies who came out to collect money at Redner’s locations and support our Shriners Children’s Hospitals. And congratulations to the Rajah Ladies for a successful Meat Bingo. The monies raised will go to support the temple.
As you know by now, 2022 is an anniversary year of Shriners International and for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Rajah Shrine’s charter was granted in 1893 and will celebrate it’s 130 Anniversary next year. Greg Lewis, PP, has written an excellent article on the history of Rajah Shrine. Don’t miss it on Page 7.
There are several upcoming events you may be interested in besides the Pote’s Golf Outing and Cigar Night that I mentioned earlier. The Legion of Honor has their Commander’s Ball on June 4, The Provost Guard has a Spaghetti Dinner on May 11, we have a Stated Meeting on July 13, Shrine Night at the Fightin’ Phils on July 15, and the Pote’s Picnic on the traditional first Wednesday of August, August 3.
In closing, I remind everyone of the importance of getting the word out about the Shrine in the Blue Lodges. Ask your brothers there if they are Shrine members. If they are not Shriners, ask them to visit your Club or unit, give them some reading material and let’s see what happens.
Joseph J. Hagan, Sr.