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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

ANTIOCH YOU DID IT!!!

Our number one goal for 2013 was to repeat as a GOLD Temple in membership.  With two last candidates today, I am very pleased and Proud to tell you that we met our goal!!!  GOLD membership means a positive gain.  We are over!

FANTASTIC JOB EVERYONE!!!   Now its time to PARTY on Saturday!  See you at 6:30 for Pam & my THANK YOU and Goodbye party!  Open to all nobles and ladies!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

WELCOME THE NEW NOBLES!!

Thursday and Friday we welcomed 10 new Nobles into our Antioch Family!  Are membership goal is at hand!  I also received a call with at least one more we will welcome on Tuesday.

YOU ALL are FEZ-TASTIC!  Great Membership program for 2013!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! 

We pause here to spend time with our families and enjoy the spirit of CHRISTMAS!  Let us send a special blessing to OUR KIDS and also to those who can not be with us for what ever reason.  Bless those men and women who are protecting our freedoms.  Please return them home to us safe and sound and as soon as possible!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM YOUR ANTIOCH FAMILY TO ALL OF YOU!!
 







 

Friday, December 20, 2013

New Job???

Last week was the beginning of the end with the election of Scott as your Potentate for 2014.  That means I need to look for new work.  The Indy Cars worked the Gun Club party Wednesday night.  What a wonderful evening with almost 120 people there.  I began my new work assignment by tending bar to see if that could be a new job for me. 
 As you can see Timmy may have a better job for me to try with the help he had in the kitchen. 


Last night we were at Miami County's party with a good group up there.  A very nice donation check from the Covington Eagles  THANK YOU!!!
 
We are off to the Funsters and Temple Guard Saturday to cap the end of the party season. What a very quick 20 days it has been!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

ONE WEEK AND COUNTING!

Tis the Season!  There are 4 Unit or Club parties yet to go and then the BIG MAN from up north will arrive! ( Not Kevin) What a busy Christmas Season it has been.  What a great time the Divan has had visiting with everyone.  If we didn't make yours it wasn't because we didn't try.  Thanks to everyone for your hospitality this year!! 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

CONGRATS TO YOUR NEW 2014 OFFICERS

Today officially began the count down!  As much fun as it has been, its now time to RACE FORWARD....  Your new officers will be ready to lead Antioch into the future.

The line officers moved up and your NEW Oriental Guide Elect is Ed "Squeezer the Clown" Peters.  A great person to work on this Divan!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

CHRISTMAS PARTY IN URBANA!!!
 
Saturday I ventured out after being down for a few days.  This is one of our nights we divided the Divan into two groups. I attended the Champaign Co. Shrine Club annual party.  Along with fine food and entertainment, I was presented their check for the Hospitals for 2013....a really BIG check.  You will have to come to the meeting this Saturday to see how well they did this year!!





Friday, December 6, 2013

LOWER LEVEL PROJECT COMPLETE!!

After two years of hard work by everyone the Lower Level project has been completed!  Today, Doug Johnson and a few of his men completed the lighting fixture replacement!  It always feels good to see a completed project!  A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who worked or donated to Pam's and the Ladies project.!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

LET THE PARTIES BEGIN!!

Tuesday night we officially began the Christmas Party Season with the Kentucky Colonels.  Had a nice meal prepared by Rick and Teresa Maynard.  Tonight The Provost & Fairborn Shrine Club are together.  This is my 1st time missing this party with this nasty cold floating around.  I didn't want to share it with any one! The Greeters postponed their party a week so next up is Champaign Co, Classic Cars, and Marching Patrol/Golf Club on Saturday, and the Mounted Patrol on Sunday!

The PACE program has been postponed due to the weather.  Once Tampa has let me know a future date we will let everyone know! 

A LOT of positive comments on the decorations in the building.  The Units and Clubs did a fantastic job with their trees!

BE SAFE during this storm that is coming in!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

CHIDRENS DAY at ANTIOCH!!



What a better way to spend the 1st day of December then with the children at Antioch! 




We had over 125 kids and their families for the annual Children's Christmas Party.
 



We had the special visitor for the North Pole and his SPECIAL HELPERS there to hand out presents to the kids!  





What fun it was to have all the children in the building!!




 

 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

 

BUSY BLACK FRIDAY PARADE& OSU/Michigan

WOW what a busy 24 hours.  It began Friday with Antioch in the Dayton Childrens Parade!  The new Mayor Elect sent Dave Heizer and email thanking Antioch for a great showing.  10-12 deep on Main St.  VERY COOL




Lead by the Legends Posse, The Divan, Funstes, Indy Cars, 4 Wheelers, Specialty Group all followed up with the Calliope.  Almost a 1000 lights were added to the Funsters Rig to bring out the holiday sprit! 

Then we held a party to watch the OSU (GO BUCKS) vs michigan.   We all know how that went! 

The last event of the long weekend is the annual Childrens Christmas Party.  Over 115 kids are registered and will be in the Building!  They also will be picking the best decorated tree!

Friday, November 29, 2013

HOLIDAY SEASON!

Today begins the Holiday Season and what a way to kick it off then with the LAST parade of the year!  The Dayton Chlidrens Parade tonight at 7:30.  If you are interested in joining us there will be space on the Funsters rig for some riders.

The Building looks beautiful after all the decorators helped last week.  LET THE SEASON BEGIN!!


 


Thursday, November 28, 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ANTIOCH!

As we begin the holiday season we take a moment today to be thankful for all we have.  We are thankful for our families, we are thankful for our friends and we are thankful for our extended Antioch family!  OUR KIDS are thankful for all of us for caring for them in their time of need.   I am very THANKFUL to PAM, ERIC & AMBER , my Divan family and all of you who have supported us in 2013!

Enjoy your day with your families!

Monday, November 25, 2013

THE NEW CLASS of ANTIOCH!!!
Saturday we welcomed a new class of Nobles & ladies to Antioch's Family!

What a great day we had!  We were joined by our honoree Dr. Jack Daugherty, Jerry Hardisty, CHARIMAN of the BOARD  of our Cincinnati Hospital, and Sara Christianson who is a patent of the hospital.  What a FEZtastic way to introduce our new class to reason we do what we do for OUR kids!!



 






Saturday, November 23, 2013

ALL READY FOR YOU!!

Friday was clean up day!  All the construction, and painting is complete!  Antioch is ready for the Ceremonial and holiday parties!  Special thanks goes to Dave Heizer and Jack Morgan for getting it all accomplished.

On Friday with some great help from Tom & Dee Hail, Jim Brewer, Eric Bull, & Bill Garlow we have Antioch clean and ready....

Bill worked so hard it looks like he had to take a nap!!  THANKS to everyone!


 


 

Monday, November 18, 2013

BACK TO WORK!

Your Chief Rabban Scott Lipps and lady Holly did Antioch proud with a dancing event for Children's Hospital in Warren County Friday night.  The 40-50 Antioch attendees jumped in at the end for a "flash mob" type of event.  What a fun time we had!!

Now we turn forward to a busy week ahead!  Tonight I will meet with the Past Potentates and update them on Antioch events.  ( I may one of them some day)  Then Tuesday the last Leadership meeting for 2013.  Reminder all Treasures need to be there. 

Saturday is our final Ceremonial of the year.  Still a chance to get a new member in.  We had one turn in a petition today! 

SUNDAY will be the big fun of decorating the Temple for the Christmas Season.  We have 9 units and clubs signed up to decorate trees for the contest!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BUILDING  CLEANING UP!!

Dave Heizer and Jack Morgan are deep in the building preparation for the Holiday Season.  Cleaning, painting, the kitchen was steamed cleaned today.  This all is being done to make "YOUR" home look nice for the Holidays!   Give them some thanks when you see them!!