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March 2012

SAHIB REPORTER

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Nyla Temple No. 152 Daughters of the Nile by Diane Nourse, Queen, merrymeetingdi@aol.com

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his is the last article I will be writing for the Reporter as Queen of Nyla Temple. It has been a wonderful year with many memories; all Ladies of the Household made it so. We have had good sessions, a successful trip to Supreme Session in Tampa, and time to enjoy the special lessons we learn each month when we have our ceremonials. The members of Sahib are to be congratulated for supporting us whenever they could. You were gracious to attend the installation of Supreme Officers in Tampa, the social we had in August in Venice and the banquet when the Supreme Queen paid us a visit in January. You are behind us and we appreciate it.

We put a Million Dollar plaque on the wall at Shriners’ Hospital for Children in Tampa. Please look for it on your next visit. We look forward to Nyla Temple succeeding in the future with the prospect of several new princesses. Anyone with relationships to a Mason or a Shriner is eligible. We look forward to hearing from you so you can join our temple. Best of luck to those who will lead in the future. We have a new queen who will be elected in March; and will succeed to the throne. Keep Nyla Temple growing.

Hospital Chairman Report by Jesus Cabalo, jc1925@comcast.net

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eriodically, I will be submitting news columns to the Sahib Reporter to help keep our nobles up to date on our Shriners Hospital for Children activities. Again, this past year has been very busy. During 2011, our volunteer Roadrunners transported 385 new patients and parents to and from our hospital which included 16 patients who were flown to other Shriner Hospitals for specialized care in Boston, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Chicago, Galveston, Houston and St. Louis. The Sahib Shrine services patients who reside in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and Desoto counties. During 2011, there were 1627 clinical appointments for our patients at the Tampa Shriner Hospitals. Total surgeries this past year were 64. We often receive praise from the patients and their families on the quality of service we are able to provide. One such letter (to the right) was received from one of our patient’s father. Comments such as this letter gives us “strong support and energy” for doing our volunteer work for the children who require the medical care provided by the Shriners Hospitals.

This newsletter was written prior to our Hospital Days collections February 2-4 and we hope it was a big success. We are in dire need to replenish the “Transportation Fund” to help us continue road and air transportation for our hospital patients.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

March 2012  

Sahib Reporter

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