Detroit Moslem Shriners are a group steeped rich in tradition, but have a mission that is thoroughly current and topical – strong family and helping children. We are a brotherhood, with a family component. Our fraternity of professionals, retirees, and men of all walks of life are committed to the same goal, that of service, family and community. We have a list of groups and units that all participate in many independent and group events to appeal to all interests.
The common thread of philanthropy resonates through our fraternity, with our underlying goal of supporting Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. Our hospitals provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Our hospitals along with our activities are supported through the donations of our membership and the community.
May 31, 2020
I am writing this letter to inform you that I am making some clarifications on several e-mails that have recently been sent out to the Nobility. The Divan has been meeting weekly on the internet by using Zoom. The Coronavirus certainly has caused changes for our Moslem operations; we have had to cancel events and curtail Moslem Shrine and Silver Garden operations and activities.
This year certainly has been a most unusual year for all of us. The pandemic virus has changed the ways we communicate and associate with each other. This has caused us to cancel events and meetings to prevent our members from contacting this COVID-19 virus and follow the guide lines issued by the Grand Lodge and the Michigan Governor.
We are cancelling the Shrine Picnic as social distancing and the amount of allowable numbers would restrict this event. The Divan has been concerned about the safety of our members and continue to review the safety procedures needed to keep our members safe.
We are changing how we will conduct the Sportsman’s Raffle this year due to restrictions in place for events inside buildings and outside. This year’s Sportsman’s will be a virtual raffle. Stay tuned for more information as we kick this event off. The virtual raffle will be conducted on August 30, 2020.
Yours in the Faith,
Ray H. Moore, Potentate
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