The following quotes have been taken from an address by Our 2006-7 Imperial Potentate Sir Nick Thomas
" I want to remind you again that the two most important issues every Shriner must be committed to addressing each day are:
Finding as many ways as possible to build our membership
and strengthening the ties between all Masonic organizations.
We, as Shriners, must be concerned with the future of all Masonic affiliates."
"The strength of our relationship with our Masonic brothers has an obvious potential impact on efforts to strengthen our own membership. However, it also directly relates to our work with our hospitals. The stronger the fraternity is, the more we can assist our hospitals. When both parts of our great organization – the fraternity and the philanthropy – work together, great things happen."
"Now, more than ever, our future depends on our membership recruitment efforts."