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Pote’s Corner October 2018

September was business as usual, pretty smooth transition from 3 months of darkness, many thanks to Kim and Art for keeping us afloat all summer.
First Lady Pam and I logged some serious miles last month, the 8th I was at the A.F.A.D. Parade, grabbed Lady Pam and headed to Portland SHC for their first Walk and Roll for Love. Nobles this is an event you all need to experience, it is the one time you can be with our children, young and old, without having to deal with the HIPAA privacy act.
Fast forward to the 15th, loaded up the Shrine van Friday and off to Salt Lake’s Walk and Roll, this was their 4th Annual walk, over 180 patients, past and present, participated, along with another 400 walkers, what a day! Back to Boise in time to make the Black Light Patrols picnic on Sunday.
Stated meeting the 12th actually went pretty well, dinner was great, meeting was long but to be expected after summer’s hiatus.
The next weekend was equally busy, Lady Pam’s first lady’s project, Carats for Caring, will be providing funds for two teen amputees to attend Camp Un-limb-ited. As for myself, Lewiston for Grand Lodge, always great to see Brothers from across the state.
Now what’s coming up:
October 4th , Thursday, 11AM-1PM – Octoberfest Lunch at El Korah, Open to all Masonic bodies and friends, brats and sauerkraut, fried potatoes German chocolate cake. Cost is $10.
October 10th , Stated meeting, this is Past Potentates show, always entertaining, Social at 6, dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:30. Video-conferencing’s key to success is to disable Wi-Fi on your phone during the meeting.
October 12th - Iras Temple Guards Bunko Party, lots of fun, prizes and a dessert auction, Tickets available from any Guard, $20, dinner included.
October 14th – Snake River SC Annual Auction, Boulevard Grange, Ontario, OR. Action starts at 1PM, proceeds go towards Caravan, pot luck after we’re done.
October 20th – Food Caravan to Portland SHC, leave Ontario from the Harbor Freight parking lot at 7 AM sharp, Wagon master Jay Garrett will hopefully remember how to get us there. Banquet in Wilsonville that evening, dress is casual. Lodging available at the La Quinta, call for reservations ask for the Shrine rate 
October 27th – Finally Sportsman’s Classic Raffle and Auction, all new format, come see what the team has put together!
Nobles, Dazzle is languishing away in the Circus Office and his chariot is gathering dust in my machine shed, someone please step up and rescue him.  
See you all at the Temple!
Yours in the Faith,
David E. Thomas, Potentate 2018 and First Lady Pam


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