New Directors and Foundation Officers were elected in March for the 2017- 2018 Daughters of the Nile Foundation Board. The members who were already seated on the Foundation Board for the new term are: Vickie Hill, President; Doriann Stein, Vice-President; Kendy Cusick-Rindone, Treasurer; Muriel Knapp; and Carol Feagle. Members who were re-elected for the new term on the Foundation Board are: Wanda Dunwoody, Secretary; Jessica Penn, Executive Committee; Marjorie Clericuzio; B. Ann Comeaux; Susan Coulter; and Nan Galbreath.
The Daughters of the Nile Foundation Board would like to welcome and introduce Carol Hefley as their newest member to the Board. Carol will be joining the Board for her first meeting in July. We are a “working Board” and each person is vital to her role on the committee to which they are appointed. This year there are two members who have fulfilled their obligation to the Foundation Board. Sue Layman and Dixie Miller have been members of the Board for the past six years and their terms have come to an end.
These ladies will be missed. Filling their positions will not be easy. The Foundation Board thanks Sue and Dixie for their dedication and countless hours they have given so that we can continue to send donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The Foundation Board would also like to welcome Chris Blomenberg, the Foundation’s attorney from the McHenry Haszard Law Firm, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Pictured left to right, 1st row: Nan Galbreath, Marge Clericuzio, Chris Blomenberg, Muriel Knapp, Dixie Miller, B. Ann Comeaux
2nd row: Sue Layman, Susan Coulter, Carol Feagle, Wanda Dunwoody, Jessica Penn, Vickie Hill, Doriann Stein, Kendy Cusick-Rindone
The Daughters of the Nile Foundation invite you to attend the Second Gold Plaque Presentation Ceremony on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Mexico City. The Gold Plaque Presentation will begin at 9:00 a.m. and a Tour of the Hospital at 10:00 a.m.. A complimentary Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m.. To make reservations contact Wanda Dunwoody, Foundation Director at 501-412-3998 or email at email@example.com, please provide the name of you Daughters of the Nile Temple and your title.
Contact Wanda Dunwoody if you need additional hotel information or if you need information on secure transportation information for Mexico City.
Mexico City Invitation
The Daughters of the Nile Foundation invites you to attend the Second Gold Plaque Presentation Ceremony on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Gold Plaque Presentation will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Happy Birthday Party and Tour. Lunch will be held at the Outrigger Canoe Club at 12:00 p.m.
Vickie Hill, President of the Daughters of the Nile Foundation, and Cathy Carol Rose, Supreme Queen of the Supreme Temple, Daughters of the Nile, presented a check for over $1.7 million to Jerry Gantt, Imperial Potentate of Shriners International, at the recent Imperial Session. The total donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children® for the 2015 fiscal year was over $3.1 million. This included donations from the Daughters of the Nile Foundation, the Canadian Trust and Hospital Requests fulfilled by the Subordinate Temples to individuals hospitals.
Eight new recipients for the 2016 McHenry Awards
were announced in Indianapolis, Indiana at Supreme Session
This is an honorary award for the Ladies of the Household who have made a contribution to the Foundation of either a minimum of $5,000.00 in cash or the equivalent value of assets through their efforts they have supported the mission of the Foundation by actively being involved in the fundraising activities at the Shriners Hospitals for Children®, their Temple or though the Foundation, educating the public as to the mission and vision of the Foundation, educating the members of the Daughters of the Nile as to the mission and vision of the Foundation , and /or initiating philanthropic endeavors that provide for the needs of patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children through the Foundation.
Sue Berry – Hathor No. 38, Sioux City, IA
Delta Holloway – Iras No. 40, Boise, Idaho
Herbie Kay Lundquist – Ruh Neb No. 64, Austin, TX
Florence Reese – El Mannah No. 132, Alexandria/Fairfax, VA
Ethel Lawrence – Mat-Ta-Nah No. 136, Little Rock, ARK
Cindy Vann – Agapa No. 155, Panama City, FL
Edna Baldwin – Shimron No. 133, Pensacola, FL
Betty McKinney – Tabeel No. 88, Houston, TX –
(represented by Mary Alice Owens)
The McHenry Award recipients were awarded the lucite
Pyramid of Commitment and the the corresponding pin with a green colored gem stone to signify they are McHenry Award recipients.
The McHenry Awards Program began in 2010. Click McHenry Awards to view a list of the Recipients since its beginning.
This year the Daughters of the Nile Foundation added a “Rose Garden” for members to honor or remember the special people that “Made a Difference” in their lives.
For a small donation the donors were given a card with a rose on the front to write the name of those they wished to honor or remember. Cards were displayed at the Foundation Booth. Donors added their own names on the back of the cards to be eligible to win one of the four plates that were made with the help of Past Supreme Queen Sharon St. John after the Daughters of the Nile Plaque Presentation at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana. To view the video of this event click on the picture above of the Rose Garden.
The Daughters of the Nile Foundation has heard you and we now have a number that you can use to contact us. We know that it can be difficult to find what you are looking for since the website has changed. If you have a problem ordering an item or downloading information we are here for you. Give us a call at 877-897-7781 and we will be more than happy to assist you. Please be patient with us. We are a work in progress!
It is with great pleasure that the Daughters of the Nile Foundation introduces the “official” NOW certificate. This certificate is similar to the Stepping Stones to Happiness certificate which benefits the Convalescent Endowment Fund. The NOW certificate will benefit the Convalescent Relief Account and will be purchased in the same way as the Stepping Stones to Happiness are purchased. For a donation of $25.00, there are both an In Honor Of and an In Memory Of NOW certificate.
In the past, the creation of the NOW certificates were the responsibility of the Princess Recorder of each Temple. This will no longer be the case. Attached to this email is the new order form you may use to purchase the NOW certificates through the Daughters of the Nile Foundation.
The Foundation hopes this new certificate will give the Temples, and help the members feel, they have a choice between the Convalescent Endowment Fund and the Convalescent Relief Account when they want to honor someone or make a memorial donation.
Princesses Recorder may use the ORDER FORM or you may purchase a certificate by visiting our ONLINE GIFT STORE.