Messages from the Imperial Potentate

  • Dear Fellow Nobles, 
    First and foremost, Lady Anne and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the trust you have placed in us for the coming year. We are both incredibly eager and excited about our new roles, and look forward to meeting many of you and working with you throughout this Imperial Year.  Continue reading…
  • Dear Fellow Nobles,
    As our year as Imperial Potentate and First Lady concludes, the single most important thing Ethel and I have to say is, quite simply, ‘thank you’. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to serve our fraternity and philanthropy, and thank you for your endless support, graciousness and kindness over the past year. We leave even more aware of the honor, incredible responsibility and challenges of these offices than we were on the first day of our term. We could not have been successful on our own – Shriners International truly is a global family full of people who support one another at every level – and we are very grateful to have experienced that support day after day. We tried to do our very best for these incredible organizations every day, and we hope that we met your expectations.   Continue reading…
  • Dear Fellow Nobles, 
    Please be advised that Rick Williams, a member of the Board of Trustees of Shriners Hospitals for Children, recently resigned for personal reasons.  Rick was elected as a Trustee at the 2015 Session and served the Board admirably for two years of his three year term.  There will be an election to fill the Trustee position for the remaining year of Rick’s term during our 2017 Imperial Session. The election for this Trustee position, along with the other three Board of Trustees’ positions, will be held immediately after lunch on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. 
  • Dear Fellow Nobles,
    We want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. We hope yours is off to a great start. Even though the New Year began a few weeks ago, I think those are things that we can wish for throughout the year. We also hope that everyone is beginning the New Year with a renewed commitment to our fraternity and philanthropy.  Continue reading…
  • Fall is

    imperial_potentate_oct_27_16Dear Fellow Nobles,
    Fall is always an especially busy time for our organizations, with plenty of opportunities to spend time together, and to share the stories of both our fraternity and philanthropy with new friends. 
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    imperial_potentate_thanksgivingDear Fellow Nobles,
    Many countries have a day set aside for celebration, reflection, and especially for giving thanks. Our Canadian brothers held their thanksgiving holiday last month, and here in the U.S., we will celebrate in just a couple days.