Pote's Message

The Potentate’s Message

Es Selamu Aleikum


Greetings Illustrious Sirs and Nobles,

Summertime is here, those lazy, hazy days of summer. The picnic season is here and I hope everybody is dry. Mother Nature continues to show she is in charge.

Your Elected Divan and Chanters traveled to Nashville for the Imperial Session. The Chanters competed in competition and the Elected Divan attended the Imperial Sessions. It is always good to see your counterparts from across the Shrine Kingdom.

August brings the Pote's Picnic and we look forward to seeing everybody at the Shrine Complex. Bring your chair and a pop-up tent if you want some shaded area to sit. Nobles, we have some new members joining, but we still need to find worthy Master Masons for the full ceremonial in December. Imperial Sir Jeff Sowder's program is "Just One." Each member is challenged to replace themselves with "Just One."

September will be another busy month with Masa and Virginia Beach, followed by the Sportsmen's Raffle September 15th. Nobles, this is our biggest fundraiser. Continue to sell tickets and enjoy a day of fun and fellowship. September also brings a trip to the 9-11 Memorial. Contact Gary Brown with the Legion of Honor for more information.

October brings the Pretzel Bowl this year. Please plan to attend and support this event.


Yours in the faith,

Michael J. Zerbe

Illustrious Potentate