08 Apr Papyrus Magazine April 2018
Volume 39 Number 2
Illustrious Sir Thomas W. Woodrow
Well Nobles, we are more than a quarter of the way through the year. On March 3rd at the Temple we had our Educational Seminars. The hope was that we could instruct the Clubs and Units in the proper procedures of doing business in Shrinedom. We covered duties of Presidents, Ambassadors, Secretaries and Treasurers. We also covered protocol and membership. If you missed attending, you missed a great seminar.
On Sunday March 11th, Rameses took part in the Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Great job by the Drum Corp and all members who attended.
A reminder that the Potentate’s Ball is April 14th at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel. Chief Rabban Jed Handy has a great evening planned. Please plan to attend or have someone from your Club attend. For dinner arrangements please contact Rina at the Temple.
The New York Ontario Shrine Association will meet in Buffalo on April 20-22nd; all Nobles are welcome to attend.
The Special Ladies Luncheon will be held at the Temple on Saturday May 26th starting at 11 a.m. Please make sure that your Special Ladies have a ride to the Temple.
Nobles, don’t forget the Spring Ceremonial in Orillia, starting June 7th with the Stated Meeting. Friday June 8th will be the Potentate’s Golf and Friday night is a Western Night with a “Garth Brooks” look alike. Should be a great time. Saturday June 9th is the initiation of new Candidates, the Ladies Luncheon at Hawkridge Golf Club, followed by our Shrine Parade. The Feast for Saturday night at Casino Rama will be a sit down served dinner. There will also be a surprise guest attending.
On both Saturday and Sunday mornings, breakfast will be served at the Masonic Hall. The weekend will end with our church service.
The Imperial Session is in Daytona Beach, July 14-18th. We will be staying at the Holiday Inn, which is .9 mile away from the convention centre. Rooms are limited; if you are planning to attend, please book through Rina at the Temple, 416-633-6317.
Nobles, membership is always high on our list. We cannot grow by losing more members than we are bringing in. Membership is everyone’s priority. Has your Club or Unit got 1 or 2 Candidates for the Spring Ceremonial? If not, why not? We are not in a competition with our Lodges; rather we continue to work with them to promote Masonry.
Woody’s Quote – “Don’t worry about whether the glass is half empty or half full. Worry about filling it.”