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Potentate's Message

Nobles and Ladies,
First Lady Kim and I would like to thank everyone for all of your support
during the first couple of months of this year. We are off to an incredible
start! It is hard to believe we have almost completed the 1st quarter of this
year. I want to appreciate everyone involved in the The Big Buck Classic
Chili Cookoff. It was another awesome event. Congratulations to Marcey
and Dave on their 2nd place finish.
The Valentine's Dance was a blast, thank you to Barbara Riggins and all the
ladies that put it all together. The lasagna was incredible. All the dancing
and karaoke, was a memorable night. I hope there are not any incriminating
video’s that will pop up later
The Divan training had a great turn out. Jennifer Laurent and Lori O’ Donnel
joined and provided great information about the hospitals. Thank you
to Jane Archer for hosting the ladies luncheon, it was a great turn out. The
divan was invited to her house for fellowship after the training, it was a
great time reminiscing about the past and looking to the future. “Making
Memories in 2024”.
Thank you to the many volunteers who contributed to the success of these
events; without you, all the fun and fellowship and making memories could
not be possible. The Superbowl Party, was another success and thank you
to Wayne and Joan Launius. If you missed any of these events, don’t worry;
there will be more opportunities coming to a location near you. Be sure
to check out the calendar at
We are working on a crawfish/seafood boil and will announce the dates
soon. It is getting harder and harder to find an open date on the calendar.
Don’t forget the annual Vidalia Onion Fundraiser. Orders are due no later
than March 17. Ten-pound bags are $12, be sure to contact your local club
or unit’s to get you order in for these great onions.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 18th, the Spring River Shrine Club is
sponsoring Hook, Shrine and Sinker Bass Classic on Crowne Lake in Horseshoe
Bend. This is always have a lot of fun and I encourage you to be a part
of this great event.
Don’t forget about the upcoming Potentate’s Cruise June 6th through the
10th, departing from New Orleans, LA and going to Cozumel. If you are not
signed up you still have a chance to get in on a great time. You can email
Debbie Gamble at You should have received an
email reminder if you signed up with her. If you signed up with Debbie and
did not receive the reminder, please email her at the above email address
I would like to remind everyone to continue talking to your friends and
family and encouraging those that you think would be a great Shriner join
us for fun, fellowing and making memories. We have a membership committee
but membership is everyones responsibility. We have set a goal of
30 new members this year. If we all work together and get out to our lodges
we can to this. I challenge us to make 2 members a month for the rest
of the year.
Lady Kim and I cannot thank you all enough for your support and encouragement,
we are looking forward to the rest of this year and “Making
Memories in 2024” .
Fraternally yours,
Illustrious Sir Rick Brandon

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Shriners International is a Fraternity which teaches ethics and morality. We welcome men of every color, creed, religion, sect, and opinion, but each candidate for Shriners International must be willing to profess his belief in a Supreme Being. No atheist can become a Shriner. The essential purpose of Shriners International is the further development of the individual Shriner as an honest, ethical, moral, sincere, caring, and charitable man, learning more about his own potential as a human being and developing his intellectual and spiritual character.

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