Oasis News

March 2019

I would like to thank all of the Nobles who have paid their dues. The response to the second notice has been good and it is my fervent hope that we have no suspensions this year.

Membership retention is an issue facingall of our clubs and units. This is diffi- cult to understand because our cause, Shriners Hospitals for Children, has not changed. Nobles join to support thecause. Any Shriner who sees the recent advertising for our hospitals should feel his chest swell with pride. We serve an admirable cause and should never be embarrassed to say so.

So why do we have a drop in membership? The black camel, of course, is one reason and there is nothing we can do about that. We need to appeal to the social needs of ourmembers. Times change, interests change. Ask club mem- bers for ideas for fundraising and incorporate as many peo- ple as possible into the projects. If someone has a task they are more likely to attend meetings. Offer a different social event in lieu of the standard summer picnic or Christmasparty. In essence, TRY SOMETHING NEW.

Let’s be an organization where members say, “I came for the cause, but I stayed for the people.”

As always please call me if I can offer any assistance.“Remember your obligations”

Timothy M. Hofius, PP



It’s that time of year to start thinking about year end gifts from the clubs and units. The Divan is requesting that gifts be given to the Building Fund and Nobles In Need Fund.

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