Queen Message March 2021

Queen Gail Mitchell MartinAs the newly installed Queen of Nydia Temple no. 4, Daughters of the Nile, it is my great honor and joy to take the helm of this beautiful organization. With our sole mission of working for the Shriners Hospitals for Children, we are making the world a better place, as well as building friendships for a lifetime.

I have chosen as my theme for this year, loving-kindness, and wish to engender this spirit in all we do. For my symbol, I have chosen the dragonfly. This lovely insect stands for resilience, for bouncing back, for making the best of things.

In these uncertain times of pandemic and quarantine, our world has changed and we can’t be entirely sure when it will come back to center again. We need to remember to stay resilient, to try to see the cup half full. Instead of focusing on the loss of hugs and close gatherings, let’s think of what we have; for instance, more time……to read, to sew, to organize, to find peace in quietude. People tell me they have gotten cards and calls from friends and relatives they haven’t connected with within years. Let’s do this, continue to reach out to one another, and make each other’s day.

We will continue expanding our wonderful new Mentor Program, bringing in and keeping new members, and reaching out to other masonic organizations, especially our youth. As Past Honored Queen of Bethel 26, Clintonville, Wisconsin, I am delighted to be asked to speak to the Job’s Daughters in Jefferson next month. We are one big family and I want them to know about Daughters of the Nile.

Above all, I want us to stay safe and well. Consequently, our April and May sessions will be held via Zoom. We look forward to the visit to Nydia Temple by our soon-to-be Supreme Queen, Donna Kramer, July 12, (to include a ceremonial), and July 13, her visit to the Shriners Hospital. And while we hope and pray that June’s Supreme Session in Canada might go forward, we will remain resilient in the event of a postponement.

Thank you, Nydia Temple, for choosing me as your Queen. I will do all in my power to make this, 2021-2022, a year of accomplishment and fun, in all the ways we can.

Nile Love to all,
Queen Gail Mitchell Martin

Did You KnowMarch, 2021

  1. Did you know that the first step in creating a new member is for a current member to submit a Proposal for Membership?  These proposals can be downloaded and printed from Nydia Temple’s website found under the Members tab.  Also, the proposal, and pocket-sized proposals, can be printed from the Supreme website found under the Information for Members tab. Also on this page is a great explanation of our proposal and petition process.  The Princess Recorder can always mail forms to any member when requested.
  2. Did you know that your tax returns can help the Daughters of the Nile Foundation?  For every new client who files their taxes with H&R Block or Block Advisors, $20 will be donated to our foundation, and the best part is that the donation amount is unlimited.  For more information click here.  (Note: The Daughters of the Nile Foundation does not promote or endorse the products and services of this company.)
  3. Did you know the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland received the 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience in Inpatient Pediatric. Press Ganey presents this award to hospitals that have reached the 95th percentile for patient experience, employee or physician engagement, or clinical quality performance. Being recognized in the category for “patient experience” means that the Portland Shriners Hospital ranked higher than 95% of other hospitals when it comes to the quality of the patient experience. Press Ganey presents these awards annually based on one year of data.

Reported by JPQ Kathy Walliker

Temple News

Queen Holly was very creative for Valentine’s Day

Watch the video to find out how. Queen Holly and all Nydia Temple members, wanted to honor the staff at the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland for their dedication and exceptional care of the children during this pandemic time. Even though our volunteers have not been allowed in the hospital for a year, she wanted the staff to know we are looking forward to the time we can return. How did she accomplish this when no non-essential persons are allowed into the hospital at this time? Watch the video to find out. This video will be played at

April’s Mid-Month Social, by Zoom

Dear Ladies of the Household, Hi everyone, due to popular request, the mid-month social by Zoom will be on April 21st, rather than April 14th.   The time remains the same at 5:00 pm.  For the trivia question - which zoom link will work to join on April 21st?  The final answer is either one will work.  If you don’t already have the link and need it, contact either PQ Jennifer Moyer at nydiarecorderno4@gmail.com or PQ Kathy Walliker at kathywalliker@gmail.com.  Thank you everyone, and hope to see many of you there.  Remember to bring a joke, riddle, limerick, or

Queen Gail’s Visits to Nile Clubs

August 24th Coastal Nile Club; September 15th Bend Nile Club; September 16th Dallas Nile Club; September 22nd Three Sisters Nile Club; October 12th Tirzah Nile Club; October 18th Corvallis Nile Club; October 21st Beth Eden and Pendleton Nile Clubs; October 26th NEON Nile Club; November 1st Salem Nile Club; November 5th Woodburn Nile Club; November 8th Nite Lites Nile Club; November 9th Forest Hills Nile Club; November 16th Eastmont Nile Club; December 6th Zenobia Nile Club; December 13th North Clackamas Nile Club; January 25th Halos Nile Club

April Stated Session by Zoom

Dear Nydia Ladies of the Household, I am honored and proud to be your new Queen for the 2021-2022 Nile year.  We are continuing to be in a world of quarantine and masking, but time will come when we can meet and celebrate our mission and friendships together.  Thank you dear installing officers and all of you who made our event a huge success.  We have received wonderful feedback about it. It’s already time for the first stated session of this new year, which will be held on Zoom (as will the May stated session), on Wednesday, April

Do You Venmo?

Good news – Nydia Temple can now accept Venmo paymentsThis is another option available to our members (along with existing payment methods of cash, check, or credit card).For Nydia Temple, find account name Jennifer-Moyer-60 (phone 2562 if asked to verify).This Venmo account is linked to Nydia Temple’s bank account. When a transfer is received from a member’s Venmo account, the Pr. Recorder immediately transfers it into the Temple bank account and the Pr. Banker enters the transaction into the Temple’s Quickbooks.It’s all done electronically – instantly and easily. The best part, NO FEES!Want a little bit more information about

Charitable Giving for 2020

Pr. Recorder, Jennifer Moyer, received the report from the Foundation on our Charitable Donations for the year, January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. This report includes our Holiday Sharing, Rose Garden, Stepping Stones to Happiness and direct purchases from the My Gift program. I am proud to report that Nydia Temple has donated…….$15,462.00! Wow! We did a great job during a pandemic and a very sad year. Congratulations to all our Ladies of the Household. Queen Holly

Pictures Needed

Calling all photographers – amateur, professional, and in between. To help redesign and build our website, we need pictures of our ladies all around Nydia Temple. We want all those pictures; the fun ones, the serious ones, the formal ones, the casual ones, and the ones you took just because. Please forward your pictures to a new email address set up specifically to keep our pictures – nydiapix@gmail.com. Please keep them coming all the time. Old or new, we want them all. Thanks so much, JPQ Kathy Walliker

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