Potentate's August Message
It all happens at Orak
July & August
Orak honored its Veterans in June the event was well attended. This year Orak invited local Commanders from the American Legion and VFW Post’s. Our key note Speaker, Major General C. Dean Sangalis USMC (Retired) gave a memorable talk about our Countries wars and conflicts. A special thank you goes to the General, OUR COMMITTEE and Orak Pipe and Drums who generously assisted in supporting this event.
Orak participated in the Annual Michigan City Parade. In Houston, Orak members and the Divan along with their families participated in the Imperial parade. While over the 4th of July weekend Oraks Parade unit’s represented Orak stupendously Thank You Nobles and your families,
Bringing up Imperial, a resolution passed by a great majority to raise our Imperial Per Capita. I will be sending our nobles a letter to explain this soon. Also at our stated meeting in September we have scheduled a detailed presentation on this subject and an option for you to avoid this increase. We now have around 266,000 Shriners worldwide. U.S. membership is dropping and growth is seen within our Shrine centers in other counties. Shriners International Centers are now in 8 counties with Brazil being the newest; Orak Shrine Center welcomes the Brazil “Hikmat Shriners”. Olivia and I Thank Mizapha’s Chief Aid Dave Bockelman and his lady Becky along with Oraks Chief Aide Robert Gaskill and his lady Bonita, who did an outstanding job taking care of the Hospitality Room. Also a big Thank You to Dave and Cathy Moss who drove the van to Houston and Karen and Dale Rider our Pilgrimage Chairpersons.
What a lovely night we had for the Chicago River Architecture Tour, with no mention of anyone in leadership!!!!!!!) We had an unexpected tour of the lower drives in Chicago. You had to of been there.
- This month is the Annual Grinders vs Orak Shrine Baseball Game for benefit of Shriners Hospitals join our team or come out to support your team. This event is sponsored by the Grinders Baseball Team at Deep River County Park. August 12. Check out the flyer, Please contact our Web Master Ron to sign up. Thank You Grinders for you generous support of Shriners Hospital for Children.
- On the 15th is Oraks Annual Hog Roast and Car/Bike Show. Please see the flyer.
- On the 23rd we are having an All Unit Picnic at Oraks Pavilion. Please see the flyer.
- On the 30th Sportsmen Club will be having their Turkey Shoot at Orak.
Jumping into September
- Great Lake Shrine is being held at Perrysburg Ohio on the 17-20. Please see the information on the website or call Sue at Orak. Time is a ticking to make your reservations.
- On the 13th is Oraks Motor Patrol Steak Fry.
- On the 14th is our Stated Meeting.
As always keep in your prayers the children of Orak and of our Shriners Hospitals. Our Mission “Love to The Rescue”. Our love and prayers go to the families and friends of our nobles who are recovering from an illness or injury or with the Great Architect of the Universe.
Pictures of the Grand Masters one day class, Veteran’s Dinner and Potentate’s Gala are now posted on the website.
Have a Great Summer of Fun.
May all of your days be circus days.
Yours In Faith.
Scotty & Olivia
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