Going Around the First Turn!
Well it looks like the weather has finally changed for the better. Spring is
here and with it came our Aleppo Circus that was very entertaining and well
attended. Roger Metcalfe, our Circus Chairman, and his right hand man, Bruce
Dickey, set the tone for the week of performances; it was one of cooperation and
enjoyment. Thank you to Hanneford Circus for bringing such amazing and
It's amazing what can be accomplished when everyone works together and has
fun doing it. The Chief Aide, Cliff Critch, and Assistant Chief Aide, Earl
Bethune, made sure that everyone attending the Friday and Saturday after parties
in the Potentate’s Suite were well fed and properly hydrated! Thanks go out to
all our members, families, and friends that made this all possible. I hope you
all enjoyed your experience as much as I enjoyed your company.
Next up on June 10th is the June Ceremonial, also known as the Strawberry
Festival. We will have a Special Guest Speaker that I know you'll want to hear.
Please remember to reserve your ticket for the steak dinner in advance so we
have a proper count and don't disappoint anyone. Don’t forget to bring
candidates to the Ceremonial!
The following Saturday, June 17th, is our 39th annual High School All-Star
Football Classic held at Bentley University in Waltham. It would be nice to see
the bleachers filled with Shriners wearing their Fezzes. Make plans to be with
July 8th begins the Imperial Session to be held in Daytona Beach. It promises
to be lots of fun. The Cycle Unit will be defending their first place finish
from last year. Good luck to you all. We'll be on the sidelines cheering you on!
We have an ad on page five of this paper for any member of Aleppo to join us at
the 2017 Imperial Session.
We can achieve our goals if we all row in the same direction.
Es Selamu Aleikum
Illustrious Francis J. Mason
Potentate, Aleppo Temple – 2017