Potentate’s Desk

Flyer will be forthcoming.
Date: November 14th

The Potentate’s trip for this year has been canceled due to the pandemic.

Nobles and Ladies of Kazim,

It seems that the conditions, restrictions, and consequences of the COVID 19 virus change on almost a daily basis. Since my last published “State of Kazim,” a multitude of changes have occurred. The day after my previous update, the Imperial Session in Kansas City was canceled. There have now been more confirmed cases of the virus in several areas of our oasis. The governor of Virginia is now introducing a multiphase plan to reopen Virginia, but that is dependent on a decline in new confirmed cases. At this time, I do not anticipate being able to reopen the temple up to regular meetings until at least mid-June and maybe later, depending on the directives of the Grand Master and the Governor of Virginia. I certainly hope for a sooner date, but I must consider the health of our membership as a priority.

In the meantime, although we are not able to gather as we desire, our teams have been busy accomplishing temple goals and laying plans for actions whenever we are allowed.

The Sportsman’s Raffle tickets are being printed and will be available in a few days. The prize selection is great and should appeal to every sportsman. So many functions at which we were able to sell in previous years have been canceled, so It’s extremely important that every noble sell all the tickets possible this year.

We have entered into a contract with Web.com to establish a new Kazim website that will be attractive, friendly, and informative. Also, our tech team is putting together a digital version of the “Kazimer” that can be viewed online or printed off for those without internet service. Initially, we plan on publishing a Kazimer on a quarterly basis.

The house committee has been busy working on several improvements to the physical facility. A pad at the 7th St. entrance and a walkway to the curb has been poured that will accommodate a wheelchair if needed. A new door is being installed at that entrance to replace the one that becomes impossible to open at times. The possibility of creating an emergency exit from the basement break area is being looked at, and we will have the proper authorities help with the planning. Shrubbery care and mulching are ongoing.

The Kazim Pirates are planning on replacing the roof on the picnic shelter this month.

There are a number of other projects being worked on by various individuals and groups.

Myrtle Beach has reopened to guests, so it is our hope that SASA will go on as planned. As previously mentioned, it is imperative that we make our reservations in a timely manner as there will be a Carolina Music festival going on at the same time, which could create a room shortage.

We don’t always know if a fellow noble or masonic brother might be in need. It becomes our individual responsibility to reach out and check on one another. I would request and encourage the officers of each club or unit to make contact with every member just to let them know they are appreciated and inquire if they might have a need. They may just need a phone call, or it may be to pick up a few needed items. Whatever the need, we each took on an obligation to provide for that need insofar as we are able. Any club or unit that might benefit from a conference call among its membership may want to consider using the temple’s phone system to accomplish that. If that occurs, I would ask that I be informed so I might attend. My planned visits have been put on hold along with everything else.

We must make every effort to protect our members and their loved ones. The single most important action is to refrain from conditions of exposure. Avoid gatherings with potential exposure and practice good personal hygiene.

Lady Phyllis and I sincerely miss being with you and wish each of you good health and stay safe.

Thanks,

Ed Barker
Potentate

There are no scheduled visits at this time.

Using this information, everyone can begin calling and booking their individual reservations as of today. Please be mindful of the cut-off date, August 14th, 2021After this date rooms and rates are no longer guaranteed.

Crown Reef Resort

Crown Reef Resort
Waterpark & Conference Center

www.CrownReef.com
2918 S Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Ocean Front Rooms /Efficiencies /Suites
Year-Round Water Park including 2 (four) story slides
Longest Lazy River in Myrtle Beach (575 feet) & Video Game Redemption Center
25 Water attractions including indoor/outdoor pools/hot tubs
Loco Gecko Beach Shak Restaurant / Grab~N~Go Grill and Coffee Bar

~RATES~

September 14th, 2021 - September 19th, 2021

*A One Time $7 Booking Fee  Has Been WAIVED*
$10 Per Vehicle Per Day Parking Fee Has Been Waived
$15 Daily Resort Fee
Trailer Parking - $15 Per Trailer

Crown Reef Resort

**Everyone MUST Book Under the Block in order to Get the DISCOUNTED Rates*

The first night’s stay is due when making your reservation and the balance of the stay is due at check-in. (Or it can be paid in full prior to check-in)

Paying for Your Rooms:

You can pay the room balance in full before your arrival or you can pay your remaining balance when you arrive. If you decide to pay your balance at arrival using a Debit Card there is NO FEE. By paying your remaining balance at arrival with a Credit Card, there IS a 2.5% fee that will be charged.

Vacation Interruption Protection (VIP) Plan to your reservation in order to protect your vacation investment for only $32.70. The VIP Plan can be purchased at the time of booking or within 24 hours of booking, and will offer you the following great benefits to give you complete peace of mind before and during your hard-earned vacation:

  • Cancel any time before 4 pm on your check-in day and your deposit will be refunded in full
  • Make changes to your reservation as you need*
  • In the unfortunate event that your stay is cut short, you will receive a refund for the remaining portion of your stay*

Resort Name:  The Crown Reef Resort

Call to Make Reservations: 844-827-2434

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Group Name:  Kazim Shrine
Group Reference Number: 567669
Group Cut-off Date:  August 14th, 2021

(Discounted group rates are no longer available after the cut-off date,
and guests will have to book at the Best Available Rate.)
Please encourage your group to book their reservation(s) as soon as possible. Thanks!

(10 available) Oceanfront Standard Room2 Queen Beds, Compact Fridge, Coffee Maker and Microwave, Private Ocean Front Balcony. (Sleeps 4)

Discounted Tues-Wed Rate: $75 + Tax + Fees = $101.70 per night
Discounted Thursday Rate: $95 + Tax + Fees = $124.30 per night
Discounted Friday-Saturday Rate: $115 + Tax + Fees = $146.90 per night

(45 available) Oceanfront Queen Efficiency 2 Queen Beds, Full Kitchen, Coffee Maker and Microwave, Private Ocean Front Balcony. (Sleeps 4)

Discounted Tues-Wed Rate: $75 + Tax + Fees = $101.70per night
Discounted Thursday Rate: $95 + Tax + Fees = $124.30 per night
Discounted Friday-Saturday Rate: $115 + Tax + Fees = $146.90 per night

(5 available) Oceanfront King Efficiency - 1 King Bed, Sleeper Sofa, Full Kitchen, Coffee Maker and Microwave, Private Ocean Front Balcony. (Sleeps 4)

Discounted Tues-Wed Rate: $85 + Tax + Fees = $113.00
Discounted Thursday Rate: $125 + Tax + Fees = $158.20
Discounted Friday-Saturday Rate: $139 + Tax + Fees = $174.02

(25 available) Oceanfront Queen Deluxe Suite - 2 Queen Beds, Full Kitchen, Coffee Maker and Microwave, Separate Living Area w/ Sleeper Sofa + Murphy Bed, Private Ocean Front Balcony (Sleeps 8)

Discounted Tues-Wed Rate: $89 + Tax + Fees = $117.52
Discounted Thursday Rate: $135 + Tax + Fees = $169.50
Discounted Friday-Saturday Rate: $149 + Tax + Fees = $185.32

(15 available) Oceanfront King Jacuzzi Suite - 1 King Bed, Full Kitchen, Garden Tub Coffee Maker and Microwave, Separate Living Area w/ Sleeper Sofa + Murphy Bed, Private Ocean Front Balcony (Sleeps 6)

Discounted Tues-Wed Rate: $99 + Tax + Fees = $128.82
Discounted Thursday Rate: $140 + Tax + Fees = $175.15
Discounted Friday-Saturday Rate: $155 + Tax + Fees = $192.10