Queen Gail Mitchell Martin

Welcome back, Dear Ladies of the Household, from our summer break.  It has been a difficult time, as we lost several of our older members and had to remain in quarantine due to this pandemic.  Still, many of us enjoyed small gatherings, and picnics, while adhering to Covid 19 guidelines, wearing masks and socially distancing.  While the future is unsure, the safety of our members is our number one priority.  We will try to be flexible and optimistic as we schedule sessions and meetings.

Nile’s September stated session was held via Zoom and we had a very nice turnout.  Looking at the cup half full, some members were online who live a distance away, and might not have been able to come, had we met in person.

As your Queen, I will continue to visit each of our Nile Clubs.  If your club chooses to cancel or postpone, as have a few already, know that I will be very understanding and flexible.  Just let me know as soon as possible so I can alert our officers and members.  It is such a joy to meet with you and have the chance to visit with your members.

Remember that we are planning to have another Ceremonial in January, and we want to expand our membership as much as possible.  So be thinking of ladies who would like to join an organization that builds friendships and character, while working together to benefit the Shriner Children’s Hospitals, and get those proposals in!

Nile Love, Your Queen Gail