Lady Karen Przytula, Grand High Priestess
Class Name: Karen's Classy Cars
Symbol: Model T (also known as the Tin Lizzy)
Egyptian Symbols: Crook and Flail
Fruit Basket: Strawberry, Mango, Lemon, Lime, Plum and Blackberry
Flowers: Forget Me Nots, Hydrangeas and Iris
Fun Items: Dollar Signs, Traffic Lights, Traffic and Construction Signs, Halloween,
Pumpkins, Plano, Music Notes and Snowmen
Toys: Circus Clowns and Cars
Animals: Bears to Hug and Bees to Keep You Busy
Sign of Friendship: The Hug
Connecting Symbol: The Bridges between the US and Canada
Theme: Give God a Gift by Giving of Yourself to Help Someone Else
Motto: "Each One, Reach One"
Watch Words: Turn Challenges into Opportunities
Songs: "This is my Father's World", "Love is Like a Butterfly" (Dolly Parton), "Any Dream Will Do" (Donny Osmond), "Do-Re-Me", 'Unicorn Song"
(iris Rovers), "Hallelujah", "O Happy Day' (Sister Act II), "I Will Follow Him" (Sister Act I), "God" (My Guy) (Sister Act I), "So Long, Farewell"
Class Advisor: Sandra Newby, PGHP
2023-2- Supporting AMC
Arthrogryposis from the Greek simply means joints (arthro) that are stuck or crooked (gry) as part of a condition (posis). So if someone has limited range in their joints (arthrogryposis) from birth (congenita) in at least two or more areas of the body (multiplex), they get this diagnosis of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC). Children often refer to this as "my bendy parts don't bend."
AMC affects 1 in 3,000 births. That's very similar to the number of babies born redheads! So, it's rare, but not as rare as people think; you're likely to have someone with AMC in your community! But redheads usually have other redheads in their family to look up to whereas those with AMC will often be the only one in their family. The most common type of AMC (called amyoplasia) doesn't have any genetic component to it. That leaves a big need for community. The conferences are a solution to that need.
The Project for this year has three parts.
1. Money will be raised for Shriner’s Greenville to Support the Mini Conference held each year. The funds will be used for the AMCer and one care giver to travel to this conference. At this conference the AMCer has access to doctors, therapists as well as the networking with other AMCers. Who best to teach a child with AMC but another child with AMC. This conference is held in conjunction with AMC Support.
2. Money will be raised for AMC Support to support the Annual Weeklong Conference held each year. The funds will be used for the AMCer and one care giver to travel to this conference. At this conference the AMCer will also have access to doctors, therapists as well as the networking with other AMCers. You may also see at this conference expectant parents of a future AMCer. This shows the parents that AMCers can do anything. They just do it a little differently.
3. Courts can designate their funds for the purpose of purchasing an OBI Robotic Spoon Independent Feeding System. These systems cost $8,000 but are an invaluable tool to feed some of the AMCers that do not have muscle tone to lift a spoon.
Donations for the Special Project can be made by sending your checks to our Grand Recorder made payable to ‘Grand Council, LOSNA’ and 2023-2024 Special Project on the memo line.
Donations for tax purposes can be sent to Lady Charlene Carpenter, Treasurer of the Grand Council LOSNA Foundation by making your checks payable to ‘Grand Council LOSNA – Foundation’ and 2023-2024 Special Project on the memo line.
Both Addresses are in the Book of Proceedings.
Lady Karen Przytula
See Events Page for GHP Calendar of Official Visits