With the announcement of the German government of the extension of the Covid-19 restrictions already in place we found it necessary to move the Annual Meeting of Emirat Shrine Center to the Zoom Video Conferencing Platform.
We have tried to get Shriners International to grant us a special dispensation to allow Emirat Shrine to conduct the Emirat Shrine Annual Meeting with elections via Zoom. They have not approved the special dispensation as Shriners International and Temple Bylaws require paper ballots.
The only solution was that Emirat Shrine will conduct their Annual Meeting via Zoom so we could approve our budget and the rest of the annual reports that need to be approved. We will conduct the elections at sometime in the future when the restrictions are reduced and we can conduct face to face meetings again.
We are all disappointed that we could not meet face to face and enjoy fun and fellowship of each other, but hopefully brighter days are ahead of us and we can enjoy each other’s company soon. The safety of all of the Nobles, Ladies and Families far outweigh us having a face to face meeting and running the risk of getting infected.