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Together We Can
Membership is our biggest issue plaguing the Shrine today
with the Black Camel taking many of our senior members each
year and fewer and fewer young men joining fraternities.
Ill. Sir Darren Chruikshanks has made membership his
number 1 priority for 2021. His slogan says it all - “Together
Remember when we first became Shriners? We all had so
much hope and promise of sharing fun, fellowship and helping
our Shrine children. Many of us have wonderfully fond
memories of doing all those things and look forward to doing
But suddenly for a lot of us, we got tired.
Tired of doing the same old things. Waiting for someone to
come up with the next new BIG idea that would make it all
exciting again. Well, that someone is you, …. and you, … and
you …. and me, because “Together We can”.
“Together we can” enthusiastically welcome all new members
and their families into the Shrine. “Together we can” rebuild
our Clubs and Units with renewed purpose. “Together we can”
encourage our Masonic Brethren to join us in the works of the
world’s greatest philanthropy. “Together we can” have fun and
Your Membership Committee is working with the Marketing
Committee to build towards an effective social media presence.
The Membership Committee is also at work putting together an
action plan for Gizeh’s future. We need your participation and
we need our ideas, for “Together we can”.
Ill. Sir Joe Trerice P.P.
2021 Gizeh Membership Chair
CANADA POST – GIZEH POSTAGE STAMPS
– NOW AVAILABLE
Yes, Gizeh Postage Stamps are now available and
selling for $25/book. Gizeh Postage Stamps are
available from any Divan member as a cash sale,
or from the Gizeh Shrine Centre Office (Dixie)
604-291-7707 with a credit card.
Dear Illustrious Sir
and members of the Divan:
I’m the guy who was asked to join your organization. I’m the guy who paid his dues to join.
I’m the guy who stood up in front of you and
promised to be faithful and loyal. I’m the guy
who came to your meetings and no one paid
any attention to me. I tried several times to be
friendly with some of the fellows, but they all
had their own buddies to talk to and to sit next
to. I sat down alone several times, but no one
paid attention to me. I hoped very much that
somebody would have asked me to take part
in a fundraising project or something, but no
one saw my efforts when I volunteered.
I missed a few meetings after joining because
I was sick and couldn’t be there, nobody
asked me at the next meeting where I had
been. I guess it didn’t matter very much to
the others whether I was there or not. The
next meeting, I decided to stay home and
watch TV. I attended the following meeting
and nobody asked where I was when the last
meeting was held.
You might say I’m a good guy, a good family
man who holds a responsible job and loves
his community. You know who else I am?
I’m the guy who never came back. It amuses me when I think back on how the heads
of the organization were discussing why the
organization was losing members. It amuses
me now to think that you spent so much time
looking for new members when I was there all
the time and all you needed to do was simply
make me feel needed, wanted and welcome.
A member that you lost