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Fundraising Opportunities

Hello Ladies of the Household. As your Queen, I recently approved a list of fundraising opportunities requested by our clubs and units. It’s been a long time since we have been able to actively participate in some of our clubs’ and units’ fundraisers. These fundraisers are essential as they help these groups do everything from meeting their monthly expenses (i.e. rent, postage, etc.) to providing funds for donation through Nydia Temple for sewing, the general fund and the Foundation.

To help everyone plan ahead, below are the fundraising requests made by the clubs and units at the April stated session.

  • Salem Nile Club – annual luncheon in April. Their next luncheon is coming up on April 29th! RSVP to Pr. Tirzah, Linda Hatch. Tickets are $10 each.
  • Woodburn Nile Clubgarage sale on July 9th. Contact President Betty Donnelly for more information.
  • Coastal Nile Club silent auction at the Queen’s club visit on July 26th.
  • Forest Hills Nile Clubmake and sell fabric dolls. Contact President Winnie Carey for more information.
  • HALOS Nile Clubsell items at holiday bazaars, run concession stand at farmers market, and restaurant takeover. Contact President Sylvia Evey or PQ Holly Austin, Pr. Badoura, for more information.
  • NEON Nile Clubsell items at holiday bazaars.
  • Three Sisters Nile Clubsell pecans and sell coffee. Contact President Marlee Frazier for more information.
  • Chorus Unithold a 50/50 raffle in April through June, sell knives at stated session, and hold the Mad Hatters Tea in March. See President Sue Nash for more information.
  • PADIR Dancers Unitresale of gently used formal wear at May stated session. Contact President Barb Wilde for more information.
  • Patrol Unitsell holiday candy and cookies at December stated session, and purse auction at February stated session. Contact President Linda Hatch for more information.

While we call it “fundraising,” I like to think of it as “friend-raising.”  These opportunities are just as important for outreach to members and future members as they are for building up our coffers!  I hope to see you on our garden path!  Queen Nancy

Congratulations to Supreme Appointees

Congratulations to the following Nydia Temple members who received Supreme Appointments: 

  • PQ Kathy Walliker, Supreme Princess Badoura
  • PQ Judy C. Smith – Supreme Action Team Committee 
  • PQ Jennifer Moyer – Supreme Membership and Public Relations Committee
  • PQ Holly Austin – Supreme Goodwill Ambassador, NW Area
  • PQ Ann Myers – Supreme Temple American Flag Escort
  • PQ Paulette Schlee – Supreme Temple Brazilian Flag Escort
  • PQ Carol Livie – Supreme Temple Banner Escort

The Supreme Session Program and the Supreme Queen’s Travel Itinerary may be found on the Daughters of the Nile Website, daughtersofthenile.org

Do You Venmo?

Good news – Nydia Temple can now accept Venmo payments
This 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 Venmo?

Venmo Information Sheet:

Nydia Temple can now receive money thru Venmo. This is another option available to our members, in addition to receiving payment by cash, check, or credit card.

Venmo is a process, or a service, allowing funds to be sent electronically from one person to another.

Advantages:
1. FAST – the payment is transferred instantly and received instantly.
2. SECURE – it’s run by PayPal.
3. FREE – no fees. No need to add any additional fee to your payment, or for Nydia Temple to incur a loss in fees with credit card payments.
4. TRACKING – you can see when, where, and what for the money is transferred via Venmo for each transaction. A receipt/notice for both sender and receiver.

Conceptually how it works – think of it as an electronic wallet:
• You have money in your wallet and you give some of it to someone (sending via Venmo)
• If you don’t have enough money in your wallet, you go to the bank and get more and put it in there (automatically done for the sender)
• The person you give it to puts it in his/her wallet (automatically received via Venmo)
• The money received is taken out of the wallet and put into the bank (receiver does with one click)
• It’s all done electronically, instantly, and easily.

For Nydia Temple Venmo, find the account name _Jennifer-Moyer-60 (phone 2562 if asked to verify)__
This Venmo account is linked to the temple’s bank account at Washington Federal. When a transfer is received, the Pr. Recorder immediately transfers it into the bank account and the Pr. Banker enters the transaction into the Temple’s Quickbooks.

Both the sender and the receiver must have a Venmo account, which is linked to a bank account. It’s Venmo.com on a computer or the Venmo app on a smartphone.

There is no cost to sign up for Venmo. There is no cost to send money. There is no monthly fee.
(Note: Venmo does not charge for sending money from a linked bank account, debit card, or your Venmo account. There is a 3% fee for sending money using a linked credit card. The keyword is “linked”. To avoid a credit card fee, don’t link one to your account.)

Venmo users love it – fast, easy, and secure.

Important Events on June 1st

Ladies of the Household, we’ve got some important events happening on June 1st, at the Al Kader Shrine Center, and ALL Ladies of the Household and welcome to attend!

  • At 10 A.M. we will briefly open a special stated session, ballot on three Proposals, and then close the session. We requested and received a dispensation from Supreme Temple to ballot on three proposals which were read at the last session. This can allow us to include these ladies in our Ceremonial scheduled for the Supreme Queen’s visit on August 27th!
  • Legislation for Supreme Session will be discussed following this session. There are some

Annual Kick-Off Luncheon

There’s still time to RSVP to attend our all member Kick Off Luncheon!

  • The luncheon will be on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, starting at 11:30 am at the Al Kader Shrine Center.
  • The cost is only $15 and tickets can be purchased from a member or at the door.
  • PADIR will be providing croissant sandwiches, choice of two salads and tomato basil soup. For dessert there will be yummy brownies with a variety of toppings including ice cream, fudge and caramel sauce.
  • A raffle ticket will be provided to each attendee for door prizes. If you wish to increase your

Nydian Newsletter

Ladies of the Household – we’ve been handed some recent sad news and difficulties affecting posting and printing The Nydian.

First, tragically, our long-time website administrator, Randy Shepperd, passed away suddenly about a week ago. Randy was our “go to” for all things related to our Nydia Temple website including posting of The Nydian. We have contracted with Randy’s company for a number of years for this service and he has always been a good partner with Nydia Temple. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that Randy’s business partner has been a trooper and has figured out how to post The

May Stated Session

Ladies of the Household:

Our next Session is coming up on May 4th   starting at 12:30 pm at the Al Kader Shrine Center.  Last month we welcomed over 40 people to our luncheon and Session – what a wonderful surprise to see so many smiling faces.

This month we are celebrating Nydia Temple’s Birthday (103 years old!) and honoring our Past Queens. Following Session, we will enjoy some cake to commemorate both of these celebrations.

Lunch this month is being prepared by Forest Hills Nile Club. President Winnie Carey informed me we are looking forward to a taco bar (I love tacos). The

April Stated Session

Our first session is just a few days away on April 6th and it promises to be a busy one. I have a couple important reminders for that session.

1) Since our first Ceremonial and Supreme Queen’s visit is on August 27th, our April session is the last opportunity for proposals to be read in time for that event.

So, do you have someone in mind to propose but were waiting for just the right opportunity? That opportunity is NOW!  Just think of how special it would be for that woman to be initiated into our beautiful Order while the Supreme Queen

Celebrate 2022 Shirt

Celebrate ShirtWith the pandemic mostly in our rearview mirrors, what better way of showing that we’re ready to celebrate than to buy a t-shirt.  On sale now is a commemorative top with rhinestones and glitter – perfect to wear to Supreme Session and all Daughters of the Nile events.  To purchase, go to Order Link.  (For the link to work, you must press “Read More”.)  The cost is $33, sizes small to 3X, and comes in white, black, turquoise, brown, and kelly-green.

Nydia Temple’s Open Installation

Ladies of the Household,

Having had elections at our last Session on March 2nd, I am humbly grateful and proud that I am writing this as your Nydia Temple No. 4’s Queen-Elect.  I personally invite each of you to join me and the officers at the formal open Installation of Officers on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Al Kader Shrine Center in Wilsonville. Following the installation, we will be treated to performances by all three of our units, and then a reception with time to visit with friends we have not seen in a very long

What color is your dues card?

Nydia Princess ShirleyLadies, it’s that time of the year again when we start fresh new beginnings. We’re leaving winter behind and enjoying all the newness of spring. It looks as though COVID is finally letting go and becoming less virulent. We will soon be able to enjoy gathering in groups and meeting face to face, when masks become optional.

Nydia Temple No. 4 has just held our annual Election of Officers and we are looking forward to a brand new term full of promise and adventures. Sadly, due to the stresses of the

March Stated Session

Dear Nile Officers and Ladies of the Household,

My how this year has flown by !!  We are to hold our last Session for my term as your Queen this next Wednesday, March 2nd. This is an important meeting, as we will hold elections of our officers for the year ahead, as well as for our voting delegates at Supreme Session in June.

Please join us for a social lunch time at 11:30.  If you will bring your own sandwich, the line officers and I will provide a lovely assortment of desserts and beverages at no cost to you.

There will be one more chance

NOTICE OF ELECTIONS

NOTICE – ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Nydia Temple No. 4 will hold Election of Officers on March 2, 2022, at the Stated Session.  Session begins at 12:30 PM at the Al Kader Shrine Center – Wilsonville OR.  Officers to be elected:  Queen, Princess Royal, Princess Tirzah, Princess Badoura, Princess Recorder, Princess Banker and five Ladies of the Household Voting Delegates.

Princess Recorder Jennifer Moyer, PQ

February Stated Session

Dear Nile Officers and Ladies of the Household,

This Wednesday, February 2nd, our Nile Stated Session will be preceded by the Queen’s Tea luncheon, at 11:30 am, for which there will be no charge.  Should you wish to contribute to the Queen’s Project for the Temple, there will be a jar on the sign-in table.

The Patrol is planning to have a wonderful purse silent auction, as well, with many purses filled with all sorts of wonderful “extra surprises”.  Don’t hesitate to join in the fun bidding.

Princess Recorder will be bringing the dues cards to session.  If you haven’t paid next year’s dues,

What time of year is it? It’s dues time.

Hi Ladies – In an effort to save money for the Temple and to get this notice out in a timely manner, we are trying something new. After all, we ARE forward-thinking women who aren’t afraid to try new things. This is your annual dues notice sent via email. No written notices will be sent (except to those ladies without email) which saves the Temple approximately $2 per MEMBER.

ANNUAL DUES NOTICE

It is time to renew your Annual Daughters of the Nile Membership. Nydia Temple’s annual dues ($32) and Supreme Temple Per Capita ($9) total $41.00 through March 31, 2023.

Dues may

Winter Ceremonial

Dear Ladies of our Nydia Temple household,

Given the latest statistical information regarding this continuing pandemic, your line officers and I have made the difficult, yet we feel wise decision to change the in-person Ceremonial scheduled for this Sunday to an on-line zoom event.  The health and safety of our members comes first and foremost in our hearts and minds.

We will happily welcome our new members into the fold, with an “Obligation Only” ceremony via Zoom, same time at 2:00 pm.  The zoom link may be requested from PQ Kathy Walliker or PQ Jennifer Moyer, Princess Recorder.

Following the ceremony, we

Happy New Year – January Stated Session

Dear Nile Officers and Ladies of the Household,

Happy New Year 2022!!

Let’s think positively, do what we can for others, and make it the best year possible!

January 5th is our next Stated Session, at the Al Kader Shrine Center.  While we will continue to wear masks and socially distance as much as possible, I am happy to report that we can meet in person.

We will begin with lunch at 11:30 am, provided by our Patrol Unit for $10.  Lunch will be commercially prepared chicken Caesar salad, tomato basil soup, rolls, M&M ice cream and drinks.

Session will start at 12:30 and

The Holiday Season

Dear Ladies of our Nydia household,

The holiday season is upon us and in spite of the pandemic restrictions ebbing only slowly, we have much to celebrate and be thankful for.  Every day that we are granted in this life, is a gift, and we have the opportunity to give the gift of our time, our talents, our friendship and our financial support to the dear children and staff at the Shriners Hospital.

I hope you will join us at our January 16th Ceremonial, to help in welcoming our new members.  And keep those proposals coming in!

As your

November Nydian Newsletter

The November issue of the Nydian Newsletter is posted on the website www.nydiatemple.com  It can be found under the Newsletters tab.  The snail-mailed edition will be arriving in everyone’s mailbox soon. 

To help the Temple save a little money, anyone wishing to opt out of receiving the mailed edition, and reading it only online, please let Princess Recorder PQ Jennifer Moyer, or PQ Kathy Walliker know.  FYI – the edition on the website will not contain directory updates with ladies’ addresses or phone numbers, since the website is open to the public.

Happy reading

December Stated Session

Nydia Temple’s December stated session will be on Wednesday, December 1st at the Al Kader Shrine Center.  The session starts at 12:30 pm, with a light catered lunch beforehand starting at 11:15 am.  The cost of the lunch is your donation to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation’s Holiday Giving. A favorite tradition of Nydia Temple continues with each member receiving a holiday pin-on, a guarded secret until this day.  Dressing festive for the holidays is encouraged, and just to be safe, masks need to be worn along with social distancing.

Dear Nydia Princesses, did you forget something?

You may have misplaced the letter.  You may have been meaning to get around to it.  Or, it may have slipped your mind entirely.  Have you made your contribution to Nydia’s Holiday Giving Appeal?  Our goal is to get 100% participation, 100% support for the children at the hospital.  Send your check today!  Our deadline is November 30th.  Mail to Pr. Judy Alley.

Your support for the Daughters of the Nile Foundation provides the strength to give consistent financial support to Shriners Children’s through inflation, recessions, pandemics, and all the other troubles with which we are so familiar.  The more

Supreme Website Committee Openings

Information received from Supreme Temple: 

The Supreme Temple Website Committee is looking for talent to join our team! If you are a team planner, have the desire to learn, can jump in when last-minute deadlines are given, are great with time management, can commit an average of 8 – 9 hours a month, and possess the ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner, then please complete the application.

Website Committee Job Description: A website committee, sometimes called

October Stated Session by Zoom

Dear Ladies of the Household,

Nydia Temple No. 4 is delighted to announce the initiation of one, and possibly more, new members, by an Obligation Only Ceremony prior to our October Session this Wednesday. (Keep those proposals coming in, so we can triple that number in January, or better!) 

This month we are meeting again via Zoom.  By so doing, we honor the dictum of Al Kader’s Potentate, that

October Stated Session

Due to pandemic regulations at the Shrine Center, the October stated session will be held on Zoom, rather than in person.  But, exciting news – we will begin the stated session with an Obligation-Only Ceremony, and have a new member join us.  The Zoom link and other information will be coming out closer to the October 6th session.  I hope many of you can join us to welcome our new member.

 

We Need Your Help

Nydia Temple BannerHi ladies, we need your help, and we need it like never before.

The Covid19 pandemic has been unkind to us – unkind to us in many ways.  Our country, our community, our ways of life, and all the nice and wonderful things we enjoyed have suffered.  And it continues.  It has become apparent we cannot just sit back any longer, let the pandemic run its course, and hope that soon our lives will be back to normal.  While we’re doing all we can do to reduce or eliminate the virus,

September Stated Session on Zoom

Ladies, after careful consideration, it is clear to me that it would be in the best interest of our Temple and our ladies to hold the September stated session via Zoom, rather than in person.  I am truly disappointed, however, I feel it’s important to heed the warnings of the virus and its variants, and to follow the new rules of the State of Oregon and the Al Kader Shrine Center.

The September Stated Session will be held by Zoom on Wednesday, September 1st, starting at 12:30

Nydia Temple is Recognized by the Foundation

At our first virtual Supreme Session held last week, Nydia Temple was honored for contributions made in 2020.  Nydia Temple remains a member of the Foundation Club, giving a total of $15,462.  (The Foundation Club recognizes Temples who contribute $10,000+ each year.) 

For Holiday Sharing – we won 1st place!  For donations to the Rose Garden, we won 4th place!  Woo-hoo!!

Since the Daughters of the Nile began giving to the hospitals, we have given over $68 million.  Sure feels good to be a part of that.

It was announced that the Daughters of the Nile Foundation will present $1,720.000 to

May’s Mid-Month Social on Zoom

Dear Officers of Daughters of the Nile and Ladies of the Household,

I want to remind you, and hope you will put on your calendar,  that we are going to meet socially at 5:00 on Wednesday, May 19, via Zoom.  Please contact either PQ Kathy Walliker (kathywalliker@gmail.com) or PQ Jennifer Moyer, Pr. Recorder (nydiatempleno4@gmail.com) for the link.

Please think about your all-time favorite movie or book, and share it with the rest of us.  Let us know what you love about it, and we will all take notes.  During this continued time of pandemic quarantine, it helps us so much

May Stated Session

Reminder that our May stated session will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, May 5th, starting at 12:30 pm.  Contact either PQ Kathy Walliker or PQ Jennifer Moyer for the meeting link information. 

Also, looking ahead, please put on your calendars, and plan to attend, the visit of our Supreme Queen and Ceremonial on Monday, July 12th.  It is important to turn in proposals to be read at the stated session.  Proposals are turned in to the Princess Recorder prior to the session, or if you wish to send her the lady’s information, she will complete the form for

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,

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 20th 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 7th, starting

Recipe Contest

CALLING ALL NILE

MEMBERSHIP CHEFS, LINE COOKS AND HOME COOKS…

The Supreme Temple Membership and Public Relations Committee is in a pickle and needs help from talented Ladies of the Household.

We have been stewing about our new handbook of ideas to help Recruit, Retain, Reinstate, and Mentor the members of Daughters of the Nile. It is obvious that we need some new ingredients and recipes cooked up to get us serving up some fruitful dishes or should we say – Members?

March 31, 2021 is the deadline to get your Temple’s recipe submitted to the Executive Chef, PSQ Laura Richardson. Send

Open Installation of Officers

Nydia Temple No. 4, Daughters of the Nile will hold our Installation of Officers for the 2021-22 term on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM. The ceremonies will be via a Zoom Session due to an abundance of caution during the ongoing pandemic. Everyone is welcome, as this is an Open Installation. Princess Gail Martin will be installed as Queen. To obtain the link for this Ceremony, please contact Kathy Walliker, PQ or Princess Recorder Jennifer Moyer, PQ. Please join us!

March Zoom Social and Pandemic Fashion Show

Hello ladies. Come and have fun with us at our last Zoom social get together for my year. Join us on Wednesday, March 17th at 5:00 pm (Pacific Time). We will be having a Pandemic Fashion Show – we want to see how you really dress during a lock-down. Use your imagination on this one. To get the Zoom link, please contact Pr. Recorder PQ Jennifer Moyer at www.nydiarecorderno4@gmail.com or PQ Kathy Walliker at www.kathywalliker.com. Hope to see many of you there, Queen Holly.

Mentor Training Workshop Offered Again

Due to circumstances with weather, power, and other roadblocks to the first virtual class; the Mentor Training Workshop will be repeated for Nydia Temple members. We will be presenting the newly updated and improved workshop on Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 PM. Interested ladies should register with the Princess Recorder by email at nydiarecorderno4@gmail.com or phone at 503-888-2562. The Zoom link will be sent prior to the workshop. All handouts will be sent via email, as well. If you missed the class or have an opportunity to join us this time just let us know. The workshop is open

Stated Session – March 3, 2021

Ladies, our March session is nearly upon us; join us March 3 at 12:30pm via Zoom. We will hold election of officers at this session.

Also, at this session we elect our five Ladies of the Household voting delegates for Supreme Session. Anyone wishing to be considered to be a LOH delegate, please submit your name via email (or phone call) to our Princess Recorder before session time on Wednesday.

Because we had a small problem with the zoom meeting information getting out to non-members, it has become necessary for each member wishing to attend, to email either the Recorder at nydiarecorderno4@gmail.com

Supreme Queen to visit Nydia Temple

Ladies,
Our Supreme Queen will be visiting Nydia Temple for her Official Visit on March 6 at 1:30pm. This will be a virtual visit (Zoom) and an Obligation-only ceremony. Join us as we honor our Supreme Queen, Heather Krastins Lambert.

Please share this information with other members, but since there will be an Obligation-only ceremony, only members of Daughters of the Nile may attend.
Mentors and other members: Please talk with your prospective members and encourage them to join at this memorable event.
Queen Holly

It’s a Pajama Party

Ladies of the Household,

Please join Nydia Temple No. 4 in an informal get together, a Pajama Party!  Wear your favorite bedtime clothing (no, naked is not an option).  We will enjoy some Nile trivia.  Feel free to bring your favorite drink or bedtime snack as well.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 5pm.  Queen Holly

February Stated Session

Ladies of the Household,
Please join Nydia Temple for our February Stated Session this Wednesday, February 3 at 12:30pm. This will be a Zoom session and we will remember our dear departed Princesses. Officers, please wear white for Memorial.
Queen Holly

Nydia Temple Presents

A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY — Please join us for an opportunity to learn more about Daughters of the Nile and Nydia Temple.
Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM, Nydia Temple’s Membership Committee will be hosting a Zoom Workshop on Mentor Training. This is an informative event, even if you don’t want to be a Mentor at this time.
Please join us by registering with our Pr. Recorder, Jennifer Moyer at nydiarecorderno4@gmail.com.
Class materials can be emailed to you or sent by snail mail if you are unable to print them yourself.
SEE YOU THERE!
Nydia Mentor Workshop – Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 11:00

Queen’s Visits to Clubs

I have felt the necessity to cancel the remaining Club Queen’s visits year for the balance of January and of February. Currently we are unable to meet in person with any more than six members present. I do not see the Covid pandemic precautions lifting in the near future.

These closures are being done for safety reasons for all of us. The Clubs and Units should still continue to meet if there are 6 or less present or by a virtual platform. I would encourage the virtual platform and we can help facilitate those meetings if you have the need.

Clubs

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

Welcome to the Year of New Beginnings

Queen Holly Speaks
Welcome to the year of new beginnings – 2021. I am hoping for a fresh outlook with positive outcomes. We already know that after the year 2020 that this year will be much better. How could it not?
It hasn’t always been easy to display a positive outlook. We’ve all had challenges. I have been given permission to share the following which was written by our Princess Marie Chambers who shares her year spot on. Good job, Marie!
Marie shared this on Facebook…
“Each year has wins and challenges: 2020 in a nutshell for me. I feel blessed, and am

January Stated Session – Jan. 6, 2021

We are again constrained by our foe, Miss Covid.  The Grand Master, Michael McGuyer, has studied the discussions of the Governor and of the latest Oregon Health Authority guidelines and has issued the edict as follows:  (abbreviated)

6 person limit

2 household limit

Wear masks, use hand sanitizer, social distance of at least 6 feet

Therefore, our Nydia session scheduled for January 6 will be a Zoom session at 12:30pm.

This was to be when I honored our past Queens.  Line officers and past queens, please wear your official uniform of your year.

Queen Holly

Ceremonial Scheduled for January 30th – Cancelled

Ladies of the Household, I am so sad to make this announcement. Even though we have all been attempting to be so safe during this pandemic, the Covid-19 virus has seeped between the cracks. The virus is still running rampant and the “numbers” are growing instead of receding.

The Ceremonial scheduled for January 30 is cancelled. We continue to plan a large ceremonial when our Supreme Queen visits on March 6. That gives us three more months to get healthy. Keep in mind, however, that we are able to do a virtual “Obligation Only” initiation if our candidates so choose.

In

Virtual Holiday Get Together

Join us this Wednesday, December 16 at 5pm as Nydia Temple hosts a virtual holiday get together. Come prepared with your favorite holiday story to share. Holiday attire is encouraged, whether hats, scarves, sweaters, etc. Stockings don’t count unless you are going to be showing us your feet the entire time. Prizes will be given to the most traditional, the most outstanding, and the most outrageous.

Though we would all prefer to meet in person, join us for a bit of holiday cheer as we celebrate a virtual Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.

Queen Holly

Important Info About December Events

Ladies of the Household,

I have made the decision that we must operate for the safety of our members and families. Our December 2nd session will be a Zoom session. Kathy Walliker will be sending out a link closer to that date. We will have the Queen’s pin-ons at the January meeting at which we will also honor the past queens.

I am postponing the December Official Visits. I do ask all clubs and units that if you normally meet in December to meet by phone or virtually.

I can only imagine you are wondering about the December 12th Holiday Brunch. I am

On the Wings of Angels Holiday Brunch

“On the Wings of Angels” Holiday Brunch scheduled for December 12 at 11:30am will be virtual only. Join with us on Zoom as we share good cheer for the holidays. Bring your glass of champagne or whatever you would like to toast with as well as a festive treat.

We all know that with the Pandemic and our unwelcome “Miss Covid,” all precautions must be taken. Sign on to the attached Zoom link no earlier than 11:00. Casual attire may be worn but please change out of your pajamas – wink, wink.

I will have small gifts for attendees which you will

Nydia Temple’s social Zoom meeting:

Ladies of the Household,

Things are a changing…  Miss Covid is still raising her rather unattractive head and causing problems.  The Governor has again tightened the reins to our getting together.  I want us to get together, however we can.

We have scheduled a Zoom get together for Wednesday, November 18 at 5pm, Pacific time.  This is a social, a game meeting.  It is scheduled for 5pm since we cross several time zones.  I have prizes available and we should have a good time.

For meeting information, contact either PQ Jennifer Moyer or PQ Kathy Walliker

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

Announcing a Unique Opportunity

POSTPONED — POSTPONED — POSTPONED

Announcing a Unique Opportunity:

Come and join the Officers of Nydia Temple No. 4 at a fun, fact filled Workshop to learn the art of being a Mentor. Topics will include the history of Daughters of the Nile, the history of Nydia Temple, Supreme Temple Bylaws and Protocol, plus much more valuable information.

On Saturday, November 21, 2020 we will present a socially distanced, safety aware day of fun, facts, and sociability at the Al Kader Shrine Center. The day will begin at 10 AM and end by 2 PM. There will be a light lunch provided and

Nydia Temple Receives Awards from the Foundation

The Foundation Club and Holiday Sharing Awards Ceremony was shared per a Zoom meeting on October 25. Only those temples receiving awards were invited to attend, as well as Foundation members, and Supreme Officers.

Nydia Temple received 10th place in total Foundation donations, giving $25,890, and for Holiday Sharing for Temples 300+ members, we received a first place with $9,396.

Imperial Sir Jim Smith, along with his wife (Princess) Alice, was also present. Imperial Sir Jim spoke of being the first Imperial Sir to be working with a $1 billion budget. He acknowledged that the Daughters of the Nile give financially and

Shriners Children’s the new brand

The fun-loving Shriners Fraternity has been around for 150 years, and the hard-working Shriners Hospitals for Children have been around for 100 of those years. Oregonians are very proud that the idea of creating the hospital system was born at an Imperial Session held in Portland in 1920, and we are also fortunate to have a hospital located in Portland.

The Daughters of the Nile organization has one charitable mission – the Shriners Hospitals for Children. For those 100 years, we have worked hard for, and alongside our Shriners, to provide amazing care to over 1.4 million children so far.

Today, the

Never Giving Up

In celebration of Queen Holly Austin, her daughter, our own Princess Angie Kopshy has written a fun and beautiful song about Shriners Kids called “Never Giving Up”. She has recorded this song (including a YouTube video) and it is now for sale with proceeds benefiting Shriners Healthcare for Children thru the Daughters of the Nile Foundation. Her band, known as Stoneface Honey, will donate 100% of each downloaded song, and 70% of each purchased CD to the DON Foundation.

Below are the links to download the song, purchase the CD, and watch the video. (Also, CD’s will be available at Nydia

Queen Holly Interviewed

Recently, Queen Holly Austin was interviewed on Masonic Youth Television (a YouTube channel). The purpose of this project is to promote the Masonic family groups, but also teach our youth media skills. To watch click here: VIDEO. In addition to her interview, she provided information on the history and reasons to join Daughters of the Nile (which was narrated prior to her on-camera appearance).

Congratulations to our own movie star Queen Holly!

Empty Auction Basket

With Supreme Session being cancelled, there was no silent auction of baskets this year. For many years, this had been a very fun and exciting event held in the marketplace to benefit the Convalescent Endowment Fund.

However, the Foundation would like to give members an opportunity to fill the “2020 EMPTY AUCTION BASKET”. Let’s see how much we can make the “2020 Empty Auction Basket” worth.
Auction stays open until September 30th, 2020.

Send your check, made out to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation, to:
6705 Mesa Drive
Austin, TX 78731
In the memo line, please include “2020 Empty Auction Basket”.

Your Foundation thanks you, and

September Nydian Newsletter

The September edition of the Nydian Newsletter can now be found on the Nydia Temple website. To read it, click on the picture of the front page of the Nydian, or pull down the “Members” tab. A printed version of the newsletter will be in each member’s U.S. mailbox soon.

Notice – important – included in this Nydian newsletter are proposed bylaw amendments. They were presented at the September stated session, and will be voted on at the October stated session.

Foundation Rose Garden contest extended

The Rose Garden is still in full bloom, growing roses available for you to send as a thank you, thinking of you, congratulations, etc. The Rose Garden contest will now be held for an entire year (January-December), and the three temples purchasing the most roses will be announced at the following Supreme Session.

As of right now, Nydia Temple is in 5th place. This is the ranking:

Shalman Temple No. 90 (Texas) = $1,630.00
El Mejdel Temple No. 47 (Colorado) = $710.00
Aromaz-Dynasty Temple No. 163 (West Virginia) = $615.00
Rithmah Temple No. 93 (Texas) = $520.00
Nydia Temple No. 4 (Oregon) = $480.00
Sat-Ra Temple No.

Important Pandemic Information

Ladies of the Household, Units, and Clubs,

We received a letter with information to consider should your group opt to have fundraisers in the current state of affairs. In light of this pandemic, our Nile insurance carrier has circulated the following very important information to consider:

When you say “every precaution” is being taken, question the points of this list. Does it include these points?

1. Will all the organizers be tested and receive results prior to the event?
2. Will you ensure 6 feet of space between attendees?
3. Is the venue disinfected prior to the event?
4. Will you require wearing of masks?
5. Are

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