Where has the time gone? It seems like only a day or two ago we were planning for a beautiful Installation of Officers and there was so much excitement and anticipation. I surely hope that the new officers are as excited as we were and are looking forward to as wonderful a term as we have had.
So much has happened this year. We worked together and accomplished so many of our goals. Nydia Temple is a happy place to be with many willing hands and hearts. I’ve been so blessed all this year long. Whatever I asked of you, you put your whole hearts into it and made things happen. We’ve welcomed over 30 new Princesses, brought back some who were lost and have many waiting in the wings to join us.
Our new costumes are such a wonderful addition and make our Ceremonials truly beautiful. We are so fortunate to have such talented ladies in our household like Pr. Brenda Boitz and Pr. Holly Austin. Our Marshals worked hard on cleaning and organizing our properties and our dressing room is so much nicer thanks to them. Pr. Pam Saatkamp and Pr. Patti Brooks have us in excellent control of our precious paraphernalia.
We’ve tried new things this year. Some were very successful, some were less successful; but you were willing to try them with me. Your line officers have listened to you. Your ideas and suggestions matter. I’ve been so privileged to be able to facilitate so many of the things the Ladies of the Household wanted to see happen.
I will always be grateful to Nydia Temple for some of the best memories of my life. I can only hope that I did a good job and left this Temple better and stronger. I thank each and every one of you for your support, cooperation and your friendships.