Labor Day has come and gone as I write this. This signals the end of summer, but it sure seems like the calendar is off. It is hotter now than it was in August, though I am not complaining. The longer it stays warm the happier I am.
Fourteen Nobles and Ladies went to Boston Hospital on August 19, 2014. We left the Shrine at 8:15 am and arrived in Boston at 9:30 am. Miracles of miracles, the traffic was extra light that morning. We were escorted to the Boardroom and introduced to the Administrator who gave us a rundown on the hospital and what they do. We were shown a couple of videos and then taken on a tour. The tour took just over an hour, then we met in the cafeteria for lunch. After lunch we got in the vans for the trip back to the Shrine, arriving at 2:30 pm. The traffic on the return trip was extremely light and took us just over an hour. All in all a very rewarding day.
September promises to be a busy month at the Shrine beginning with the Artisan Steak Fry on Friday, September 5, which according to last report promises to be a sellout. Friday, September 12 is the Country Western Night and participation is expected to be high. September 14 we are trying something new. We are holding a three gun shoot at the Saylesville Rod and Gun Club. More on this day next time. The Legion of Honor is hosting its Car Show at Buttonwoods Park on September 27.
October is also a busy month with two parades, the Appreciation Dinner, Legion of Honor Spaghetti Dinner, and Halloween Havoc. The two parades are the Woonsocket Autumn Fest on October 12 and the Federal Hill Parade on October 13. The Legion of Honor Spaghetti Dinner is being held on Friday, October 24.
There is a Stated Meeting scheduled for Monday Night October 27, at 7:30 pm. This will be an important meeting and I am requesting as many Nobles as I can, please try to attend. This is the last meeting of the year and we have a lot to cover. We will need at least 40 Nobles present to conduct the business of the evening.
November will bring in the Pumpkin Patch Bazaar on November 8. The Ladies have been working hard all year to make this the best bazaar ever. Please save the date and take a trip to the Shrine and visit the bazaar. On Friday, November 21 we are hosting our annual Turkey Trot. This is always a well attended and fun evening.
We are adding something new this year. Our Chief Rabban and his Lady are hosting the “Festival of Trees” on Friday through Sunday, November 28, 29, & 30. Please look for future ads for this important Temple Fundraiser.
William J. Hall, Potentate & CEO