Pote's Notes

Pote’s Notes      May 31, 2019

Greetings Fellow Nobles,

   On Wednesday May 29th we closed on the sale of our Endicott building.  We are officially and completely out of there.  I know many of you enjoy fond memories of our times on Dickson street.  I know I do.  The building served our needs well for many years, but as you know – it was time.  Again, a million thanks to those Nobles and ladies who selflessly gave of their time and talents to make the move and the sale a reality. 

   Our new digs at 549 Chenango Street in Binghamton are working out very well.  We held a business meeting and full Ceremonial on May 15 and had a blast.  The facilities worked out very nicely for our needs and the new Nobles certainly had a memorable evening.

   We can always use help at 549.  A dumpster has been brought over from the old building, which will allow us to continue to cull through the accumulations of stuff that we no longer need.  We’re going to need help getting that up the stairs and into the dumpster.  Likewise, we’re going to be helping with the lawn as much as we can.  If you live nearby and can spend an hour, please contact the Recorder or me and we’ll hook you up with a nice self-propelled mower.

   Our social life is picking up.  Imperial is coming up soon (late June/early July) and the Potentate’s events are in full swing.  Kalurah will be well represented at all of them.

   The Parade season is now in full swing.  We had a very successful kickoff at the Memorial Day Parade in Endicott.  Cortland is coming up on Tuesday the 4th.  (Please contact the Recorder or Joanne Brenchley for details and to volunteer.)

   Our Klambake will be held on June 23rd at Mountaintop.  Anyone who went last year knows how much fun it was.  Please spread the word and get your reservations into Noble Gene Graves or the Recorder’s Office ASAP. 

   Finally our inaugural Alan Zdimal – Kalurah Shriners Golf Outing will be held on July 28th.  You will be seeing the details in your emails shortly.    

   Divan Meetings generally the first Wednesday of each month at 630 at the new Shrine building.  Generally we have a quick dinner and get right to work.  If you’re a Noble and haven’t been to one, you are more than welcome to come and participate.

   Please remember to check out our Website, Kalurah.org, for updates and information and also LIKE and SHARE our Facebook page.

   Once again, it’s a new day for Kalurah.  Without the financial pressure of the old building, our situation changes dramatically.  We’re not under the gun to do fundraising to keep a roof over our heads – which is not to say that we won’t still be doing fundraisers.  They help us interact with the community and bring us together as a family.  Money raised now can go into our two main interests – helping the Children and having fun as Masons and Shriners.

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