May 8, 2009,
Tribute to the Ladies that are a part of the International Shrine.
With Mothers Day, I wanted a special edition of my email to go out with this message.
For those Shrine Centers that do not have a Daughters of the Nile Temple within, please consider it. These ladies do a tremendous amount of work to support our hospitals. They have set up a new foundation which is a 501 (C ) 3 and they only raise funds for our hospital endowment fund.
I was privileged to stop by their annual meeting of the DON Foundation, this being their second year, and receive a check in the amount of $1,215,537.74, which does not include the amount of $231,840.13 from the Canadian Trust and the additional $15,000 from the Louis Meyers Trust. Total, $1,462,377.88. What a help they are to our hospitals.
They tell me that even though there are 191 Shrine Centers, there are only 147 Shrine Centers that support the Daughters of the Nile. If your Shrine Center is interested, please contact The Chairman of the Supreme Temple Membership/Public Relations Committee is Nancelyn Ross, PSQ. Her email address is email@example.com
Let’s all support the Daughters of the Nile and always thank them for the wonderful support that they give to our Endowment Fund, as well as the volunteer hours they donate to our hospitals.
I would be remised if I did not mention the Ladies Oriental Shrine as well. This is another very active group of dedicated Ladies that also donate a huge amount of time to the Hospitals and in support of our Shrine Centers. They help collect a large part of the Tabs that are sent to our hospitals. We see them in parades proudly wearing their Fez. We from the Joint Boards congratulate you all as well. I will send out more information about their membership when I have it.
The Shrine Guild of America is another Group of Ladies that help support our hospitals. They are in a growing state as we send this information out. I will also include the membership chairman from the Guild when I receive it. They also wear a Fez.
Let’s not forget the Ladies Auxiliary in the Midwest, who help out at the Twin Cities Hospital. They too do a great job and have a meeting area in the Parent Housing next to the Hospital in Minneapolis.
So, it is Mothers Day, and all of these ladies deserve a Fantastic Day, So let’s help them celebrate and enjoy Mothers Day. Congratulations to all the Ladies.
The Joint Boards and Staff in All Hospitals and Headquarters.
Happy Mother’s Day to all.
Ralph W. Semb, President and Chief Executive Officer, Shriners Hospitals for Children