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September was a very busy month.

• GLSA was held in Indianapolis with the Parade to be in Zionsville, Indiana. Several Units and Clubs from various Temples arrived to take part of in all the activities. However, due to the weather the Parade was rained out.

• The Sportsmen’s Raffle was held on September 17th and was a huge success. Thanks to Steve Cowan and his crew.

• The 1st Chili Cook-Off was held on September 24th at the Horse Grounds and was attended by many who really enjoy cooking and eating the Chili. Thank You!

• Lastly the Fish Fry are getting bigger and better. There are two left for this year (October and November). If elected, Hal Harting has indicated that he will have continue the Fish/Tenderloin Fries. It has been a wonderful way for our Nobles and Friends to be together. And it gives all Nobles a chance to bring and promote friends to the Temple and thus they may become Shriners.

I will do my best to keep everyone updated on the events that will take place before the end of the year, through the Allah-Bi, postcards to the Units/Clubs President and/or Secretaries and by a Phone Blast. You can help, contact your Nobles friends asking them to attend a meeting or a social event. There will not be an Allah-Bi in November.

By the time you read this article we will have elected a new Recorder to finish out 2016. Congratulations to the new Recorder. Of course there will be another election in December for the 2017 Divan. In another article in this Allah-Bi you will notice we have had a change in our Temple Office Staff. Good Luck Karen in your new venture. I want to be the first Noble of Mizpah to say “We are sad to see you leave, your service to the Children of the Shrine and the Mizpah Shrine have not gone unnoticed.” Nobles stop in and welcome the new Recorder and new Staff member.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 1. October 1, 2016 – Mini Clinic at Parkview Hospital on Dupont Road 1-3 pm

2. October 5, 2016 – Mizpah Stated Meeting (dinner @ 6:15 pm meeting 7:00 pm)

3. October 15, 2016–Potentate’s Appreciation Party is to be held at Bill & Laura Auer’s barn located at Keiser Road, Columbia City. It is an event sponsored by the Potentate of Mizpah with no cost to the Shriner. A band/dancing, food and beverages will be furnished. Come and enjoy the fun. Casual attire is requested. 7:00 pm

4. October 26, 2016 – The plans for an Angola Indiana bus trip has been cancelled. Thanks to everyone who showed an interest in this trip.

5. October 28, 2016 – Mizpah Fish Fry at the Temple beginning at 5:30 pm for drinks and social time, with dinner serving to beginning at 6:00 pm. Come enjoy the Fish and Tenderloin dinner being served. Nobles, Ladies, Friends and Children welcome.

With the election for a new Recorder, I feel it is necessary to mention a few facts to the Nobility. You might not have been aware that Past Potentate Ellis Ryan MSA, has assisted the past Recorder and the Divan since January 2016. A THANK YOU seems so little for so much service and assistance.

Jerry W. Freewalt, Potentate