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    Potentate's March/April Message

    WOW! The year is off to a very fast start. January has been a busy month already and there seems to be no stopping.

    We began the year with a GREAT Installation. There were a lot of Nobles, ladies, guests, friends and family in attendance. The reception afterward was also well-attended with good food for all. Thank you to all of the nobility involved for making this a wonderful success.

    After Installation, we and the Divan were kept occupied with several of the remaining unit Christmas parties. They all were fun. The Shrine Center has been buzzing with activity from the annual Shrimp Feed. Curtis Paul and the Gourmet Club stuffed us with shrimp again. Not to be outdone, the Iron Nobles and Nile whipped up piles of pancakes to make sure we continued to be fed. An additional highlight of the Pancake Feed was the appearance of Alex Gordon, who signed autographs for many in attendance. Seeing Alex’s interaction with the young people was a delight.

    By the time this is published, we will have had several other fun activities that I hope many of you were able to attend. We will have several Valentine’s parties. I hope you all remembered your special Valentine. The Abate Bike Show will have taken place and the first of our Shrine Circus performances will have been held in Columbus. Then, we will be looking forward to a lot of other activities which will include the Sesostris Circus at the Lancaster County Event Center. We hope that many of you can make it out to help make the show a success.

    Long-range planning has presented the opportunity for a New Year’s Eve party at the end of this year. There has been a multi-year absence of ringing in the New Year, so a party is being planned. More information will be in the May/June Feztivities. In the shorter term, we will have the Sesostris Ball on April 28, an Outreach Clinic at St. Elizabeth’s on April 7 and have begun planning for CSSA in Branson the middle of August.

    Thank you for everything that you do for the Sesostris Shrine and remember Leonard Nimoy’s quote, "the Miracle is this, the more you share the more you have."

    Ole

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  • Potentate's Ball April 28

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    Shriners Hospitals - Twin Cities - Newsletter

    Quarter 1 - 2018

    Prom 2018

    Our 8th annual Prom held on Saturday April 7 was a great success. This night is a highlight for patients and staff alike. Thank you to all who are involved in making this a special event, especially the Minnesota School of Cosmetology for the salon where all prom attendees were invited to get free hair, nails and makeup done. Teens who have endured a variety of surgeries and treatments for orthopaedic conditions throughout childhood were able to forget about their special needs for the evening and experience going to a prom. Patients even traveled from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin to attend.  We're already looking forward to next year! Watch the news story featured on CBS here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Matching Braces

    When 8 year old scoliosis patient Kory came in for a new brace this week our staff organized a special surprise - a matching brace for her baby doll she brings to visits. Kory says it’s “pretty cool!” and can’t wait to show her friends and family! 

     

     

     

     

     

    The Gala

    Imagine a child, who was told he would never walk, running into the arms of his parents for the first time. At Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities, we believe every child has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. We help kids achieve their dreams.

    On Friday, June 1, join us as we celebrate 95 years of helping children with orthopedic conditions, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Our third gala promises to be more than just another fundraiser. We will inspire you to help kids be kids, balancing the right mix of philanthropy and fun.

    Buy tickets here: http://shrinerstc.preclickbid.com/#details

    All proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities.

     

     

     

     

     

    Hospital Day May 19

    Join us at our annual open house. Guests will be given a map upon arrival to travel around to various areas of the hospital for department presentations. We will start with a welcome on our back patio at 9:00 am (weather permitting), and then invite you to visit as many departments as you can. he front lawn will have family friendly activities. In case of rain, activities will be moved inside. Lunch will be served from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. 
    Contact Lauren Elm at lelm@shrinenet.org with any questions.

     

     

     

     

     

    Shrine centers eager to help

    Read about how Shrine centers help support patients like Austin receive care at the hospital. Aad Shrine in Duluth is one of many who provide transportation, lodging and meals for patients and their families. Thanks you to all the Shriners and volunteers!

     

     

     

     

     

    Find a Screening Clinic near you

    Will your child benefit from seeing a pediatric orthopaedic specialist?

    Look for these signs:
    In-toeing, toe walking, flat feet
    Bowed legs or knocked knees
    Sore, painful or stiff joints
    Limb deficiency
    Curved spine indicating possible scoliosis
    Club feet

     

    Click here to find a screening clinic near you. 

     

     

     

    Did you know that Shriners Hospitals for Children - Twin Cities opened March 12, 1923? That makes us 95 years old! Happy Anniversary to us! 

     

     

     

     

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