Pote's Message



Donald Heimbecker, Potentate               

Greetings Illustrious Sirs and the Rajah Family,

I thank all of you for your support and pledge to do my very best as Potentate in 2024.

I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to keep Rajah moving forward and in the right direction.

We had a very good time at Mass Installation. The function was held for the first time at our complex. A lot of compliments came our way for making this move to the complex. The food and entertainment were good. The highlight of the day was generating $800.00 for the hospital by raffling off a picture donated by a Philadelphia Hospital patient and a quilt provided by former First Lady Janet Leiby. A special thank you to all that attended despite the weather conditions. Thanks to our aides for stepping up and making this a success.

Membership IS our biggest issue at the present time. Please visit your blue lodge and when the opportunity arises to speak to your brothers, give them a little history of the Shrine and about Rajah. If you need any information to present at your lodge, contact a Divan member for assistance.

Bingo is happening every Thursday at the complex. The program was the No. 1 fundraiser in 2023. We could use help with package sales, rip-off tickets and, especially, with the kitchen. Anyone with the ability to provide soup or baked goods is asked to contact Jon Schneider or Carl Frey.

Please support the other clubs, unit functions and our future fundraisers. Our first trip this year will be a Mystery Trip. We gave Boscov’s a destination and they came up with the rest. There is a nice itinerary and should be a good time. The dates are Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21, 2024. Please contact Boscov’s Travel (610-779-8640) and join us for a good time.

The Board of Directors is always here to assist you. Please reach out to any member with any questions or concerns that you may have.

Yours In the Faith,
Donald G. Heimbecker