Due to Covid-19 virus/pandemic, we are learning many things that we have taken for granted most of our lives. It is especially significant within our social fraternities of Masonry and Shrinedom. The freedom of “glad-handing”, “back-slapping”, “belly-laughing” at stories from the past, etc. has been limited and filtered with the imposed “social distancing”, gloves and masks edicts. Strict “stay-at-home” mandates by state governors have further separated our fraternal interactions as well as gatherings with our friends and relatives! As time passes, we will learn to live with a revised approach to Masonic/Shrine fellowship and camaraderie in order to assure a safe environment.
As you are probably aware, the 2020 Imperial Session of Shriners International in Kansas City, Missouri has been cancelled by Imperial Sir Jeffrey L. Sowder. The 2020 Business Meeting (breakfast) of Cabiri International is also cancelled. The Cabiri Board of Directors has decided to carry over the current slate of officers, committees and operating budget into the 2020-2021 business year. We look forward to the 2021 Imperial Convention in Houston, Texas, for the opportunity of renewing our acquaintances, celebrating fun and fellowship and, yes, hearing bad jokes we can laugh at!
For those Illustrious Sirs that have gathered with fellow Cabiri members before, we hope to see you in Houston with another Past Potentate from your Temple and/or Shrine Association. Remember, you are the “first line” recruiters for increasing our membership! To our Illustrious Sirs and those about to be Past Potentates who have not yet joined Cabiri International, I suggest you check out the menu tabs on this site and get in touch with our Secretary, Keel Broom, PP. He will be more than happy to assist you in becoming a member and ordering items related to the Cabiri.
It would be a pleasure to see you in Houston, some morning at 7:00 a.m. along with 300 other Past Potentates … claiming their year was the best … ever … of their respective Temple. The Cabiri International hospitality room will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons … there will be cookies!
Yours In The Faith,
Robert (Bob) Lee
C.I.P.P.A. President, 2019-2021
"Organized for Good Fellowship and the support of
Shriners Hospitals for Children"