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    Potentate's May/June Message

    Time is really moving along. It is already the end of March and the 2018 Sesostris Circus is behind us. We do not yet have a final tally of the funds raised, but all indications are that we had a successful event. The total number of guests through the door was very close to last year. Because of revised pricing and some major cost savings we are hopeful that the dollars earned will follow. The best part was the compliments we received as our guests exited the arena. We also owe a great deal of thanks to the nobility and their ladies for the way they handled the adjustments we made at the Event Center. Many thanks go out to all of you for making the 73rd Annual Sesostris Shrine Circus a success.

    In January, Sesostris was notified that our food service permits were not up to current standards dictated by the Health Department. This came as quite a shock to most of us and we felt that we were faced with a very difficult uphill battle to be able to continue our serving operations. However, in true noble fashion our membership stepped up and spent their time to obtain certificates to allow them to continue to support Sesostris in the kitchen, food service lines and the bar. A great deal of gratitude is extended to everyone who obtained their permits and all who are still working on theirs.

    There have been some other very good things happening for Sesostris. The Abate Bike Show was held in February with many of our members participating with their motorcycles. The Iron Nobles again had a very successful display and the full dress white Harleys looked awesome. These are just a couple of the displays; because, there were many Sesostris Bikers represented. They all obviously worked hard and showed very well. At the end of the show, the Sesostris Transportation Fund was again blessed with a great donation from the local Tribesmen Motorcycle Club. In round numbers, they gave an impressive $23,000. Their hard work for our philanthropy continues to show the spirit of giving in the motorcycle community and their ongoing support is very much appreciated.

    In March, the Sesostris Transportation Fund was blessed again. The fund received a gift from the estate of a Hadar, Nebraska man through the Northeast Shrine Club. The estate of Ferrell Heckman, a lover of children and animals, presented $250,000 for the Transportation Fund. More information and pictures should be in this issue of the FEZtivities.

    At the printing of this issue, we will have had the opportunity for several fun and satisfying events. We will have had another Hospital Outreach Clinic, seeing approximately sixty-two patients. The Daughters of the Nile will have installed a new Queen and we will have sponsored this year’s “Celebrating the Grand Lodge of Nebraska” with local Masonic lodges. We also will have completed the 2018 Spring Ceremonial and enjoyed what looks to be a great Potentate’s Ball.

    Coming fun events include the Nebraska Shrine Bowl. This year will be the 60th anniversary of the game and it will be Sesostris Shrine’s turn to be the host temple. Mark your calendars for the parade and game on June 2. Then, the CSSA annual conference is scheduled for August in Branson, Missouri. A great hotel has been reserved at a pretty good price so get your room reservations in as soon as possible. We hope to see a lot of the Sesostris nobility there.

    Thank you all again for everything that you do for Sesostris Shrine. As always, remember Leonard Nimoy’s quote, “the Miracle is this, the more you share the more you have.” This is something that I feel Shriners fully understand and live by.



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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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