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Check out The JYN Club! Jaffa’s Young Nobles is Jaffa’s newest Club

The purpose of the JYN Club is to assist new Nobles of the Jaffa Shrine in activities, Masonic and Shrine education, networking, and fellowship. We are also here to aid in Nobles who are not sure which Unit to join. Too often Nobles are lost after their Ceremonial, and the idea is through this Club we will hopefully maintain a better communication and relationship with them so they may become actively engaged and involved at Jaffa. This club is for new Nobles of ALL AGES. Upon completion of the new Noble’s ceremonial they will automatically become a member of this club. We will reach out to them by gathering their contact information on the day of their ceremonial.

In the future the club would like to have on hand applications for all of the Units at Jaffa. We will then educate new Nobles on all of the Units at Jaffa during our meetings. This will be a good way for new Nobles who are undecided about a Unit selection to become informed on all of the Units and obtain an application for whichever unit they decide to join.

Secondly, as you may or may not be aware, the 23rd Street Lounge is presently being updated for the better use of our Nobility. This project will unveil a new ‘Oasis Lounge’ for all Nobles, their Ladies and guests, to enjoy within our mutual home. The project is being spear-headed by The JYN Club, but is open to all Nobles for ideas, input, and work relations! Please note: this is not our room; it is for everyone to utilize.

We want, and need, your advice, assistance, connections, and expertise in this matter. To date, the old carpet has been ripped up and the old glue scraped off of the floor. We are in the planning stages of electrical, plumbing, and painting. If you, or your Unit, would like to assist, please let us know!

To this point, and as part of the decor of the new Oasis Lounge, we are asking that each Unit donate one (1) item, preferably of historic note, to the Lounge. We are also asking for one Jaffa Unit Fez. We will proudly display these, so all who walk in are inspired by our 112+ years of Shrinedom and the family within our walls. By readily displaying your Unit’s heritage and history, we hope to answer questions from new Nobles as well.

We provided all of the units a letter similar to what is stated in this email at a recent Unit Head Meeting. Therefore, all units should have the information to provide to their members who may want to provide input for the lounge room. The idea as of now is to equip the Lounge room with items such as a pool table, television, furniture etc.

We do not have all of the answers yet, but we are open to questions, ideas, and concerns. Thank you, to all of Jaffa’s Units, for allowing us to aid and assist in the betterment of our Nobility.

Robur et Furor,
The JYN Club

Vince Finochio, President
vincent.finochio@gmail.com (814) 932-8505

David Dodson, Jr., Vice-President
ddodsonjr@atlanticbb.net (814) 932-0571

Dave Bithell, 2nd Vice-President
DBithell@centurylink.net (814) 660-1716

Tim Brinkmeyer – Divan Rep.
trbrinkmeyer27@gmail.com (317) 903-6013