It is my honor and privilege to serve Salaam Shrine Center as Acting First Lady this year. I hope we all have a great year as we are “Nuts About the Shrine” in 2023. Thank you to everyone who attended our Installation of Officers on January 8th, especially to those who lent a helping hand to set up and/or clean up. I hope everyone who came out had a great time enjoying the food, festivities, and friendships the event provided!
This year we will be reinstating the ladies programs at each stated session. Ladies are encouraged to join their Noble for dinner before the meeting and then join me for an exciting program of events while the Nobles conduct their business meeting. Think of it as a FREE night out that you don’t have to plan, coordinate, or clean up after anyone!
Each month the program types will vary, and at our February gathering I will be asking for ideas of what you ladies would like to see in the types of programs we have. The first session will be on February 13th beginning at 6:30pm for dinner and 7:30 for wine tasting and trivia. Not a trivia wiz? Don’t fret; we work together to answer some easy questions…it’s more about fun than anything! Not interested in wine? No problem…we will have other beverages to drink as well!
The emphasis on these programs is that the Shrine is a family organization, which sets us apart from other masonic bodies. Children are also invited to attend and will be able to participate in some of the ladies programs and other activities Salaam Shrine will offer this year. All we ask is that you please RSVP for all the events your family plans to attend so that we can have an accurate headcount for food and supplies. To RSVP you can contact the Shrine office at 973-992-1111 (phone calls only), email [email protected], or contact me via the information provided below.
Lastly, my ladies program this year is to bring awareness to a program called Amazon Smile. Did you know that a portion of your Amazon purchases could go to our Shrine Hospitals and help children all over the world? It’s a very simple process that takes very little effort on your part but could make a huge impact on someone else’s life. Please consider designating Shriners Children’s as your charity of choice! See the included flyer in this newsletter or contact the Shrine office and/or myself for more information.
Thank you all for everything you continue to do for our great fraternity and philanthropy! I hope to greet each of you at many of our upcoming events!
In Shrine Love and Service,
Lady Caitlin C. Williams
Acting First Lady 2023