The Tampa Bay & Company office were visited by members of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine (AEAONMS) presented Vice President of Sales Norwood Smith with the Moorish Scimitar Sword for his continued support, commitment and dedication to Harram Temple No. 23, Inc. (Prince Hall Shriners).
In addressing Norwood Smith and the Tampa Bay & Company staff, the Honorable Past Potentate – Imperial First Ceremonial Master – the Honorable Judge Eric Myers said, “We would like to thank you for all the things you have done individually and collectively for us. We have forged a beautiful and lasting relationship, and the hospitality and personal service you have shown is simply the best, bar none.”
Present on behalf of AEAONMS was the Honorable Past Potentate - Imperial First Ceremonial Master – the Honorable Judge Eric Myers; NOBLE Leslie Miller Jr. – Second Ceremonial Master and Hillsborough County Commissioner (District 3); NOBLE Michael Dozier – Past Potentate and Administrative Assistant to the Imperial First Ceremonial Judge Myers; NOBLE Tony Downing – Assistant Rabban; NOBLE Belton Moody – Assistant Treasurer; and Noble Donald Skillman – First Ceremonial Master.
Along with the Scimitar Sword, Smith was also presented with a plaque of recognition and a framed explanation of the history of The Moorish Scimitar Sword.
In August of 2010 Tampa hosted the AEAONMS Imperial Session in downtown Tampa. The convention was expected to draw more than 15,000 attendees, producing nearly 15,000 hotel room nights for an estimated delegate spending of $8 million.
The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine is primarily a benevolent, charitable and fraternal organization whose membership is dedicated to the principle of fostering civic, economic and educational development programs throughout the world. To learn more, log on to www.aeaonms.org.
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