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DEADLINE: All copy, advertising, and cancellations are due by the 1st day of the month preceding the month of publication. (USPS: 013-933) EDITOR: Leo Balthazor, PP W: 602-231-0300 ext 26 | 552 North 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ. 85008 Cell: 602-740-5635 | FAX: 602-231-8737 | E-Mail: Arabian.Tales@El-Zaribah.org REPORTERS: One member from each Unit and Club LAYOUT& DESIGN EDITOR: Krista Harmsworth/KMH Kreations LLC | E-Mail: Arabian.Tales@El-Zaribah.org COPY EDITOR: Bobbie Balthazor/KMH Kreations LLC | E-Mail: Arabian.Tales@El-Zaribah.org TEMPLE PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Folker 480-924-1635 PRINTER & MAILING: O’Neil Printing 602-258-7789 * NOTE: ALL ARTICLES MAY BE EDITED FOR CONTENT AND SPACE. * NOTICE - Proceeds of all El Zaribah Shriners functions are only for the benefit of Shriners Hospitals for Children where so stated within the advertising material pertaining to that particular affair. Also, some donations are not tax deductible. Arabian Tales (USPS: 013-933) is the Official Publication of El Zaribah Shriners, 552 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008. (602) 231-0300 Published monthly except June, July & August. Periodicals Postage Paid in Phoenix, AZ Subscription Rate: $11.25/year | Members Rate: $7.25/year POSTMASTER: Please send changes of address to Arabian Tales, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 Attn: Leo Balthazor, Editor, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 No contents of this publication can be reproduced without the written authorization of the editor.

ELECTED DIVAN

POTENTATE: Gerry Massey CHIEF RABBAN: Chris Hagenian ASSISTANT RABBAN: George Mather HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET: Randy Peters ORIENTAL GUIDE: J.C. Reece TREASURER: Phil Houghton PP RECORDER: Jack Garrett, PP

APPOINTED DIVAN FIRST CEREMONIALMASTER: Alan Dye SECOND CEREMONIALMASTER: Bob Beffel TEMPLE MARSHAL: Lyman Hatch TEMPLE DIRECTOR: Bob Heard CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD: Charles Centers OUTER GUARD: Leonard Williams CHAPLAIN: Fred Wulff

Red Fez (602) 231-8733 after 4:30 p.m., weekends & holidays EVENTS COORDINATOR: 602-231-0300

EL ZARIBAH LIVING POTENTATES

1986, A. Marshall Austin 1989, Donald D. Meinershagen 1991, Ronald E. Randleman 1992, Richard H. Russell 1994, Jack M. Garrett 1998, E.M. “Monty” Fox 2000, Douglas H. Kurbat 2001, Leo R. Balthazor 2002, James L. Willittes

Dave Scrimmanger Tom Sheldon, Clinics Los Angeles Salt Lake City Mexico City

Ed. Stolze, PP

TEMPLE ATTORNEY: Michael Saltz

Pote’s Message Officers and Shrine Email Membership 365 Pay It Forward Program Love to the Rescue Ambassador Member Benefits Hospital Donations The Power of Social Media Hospital Chairman/Clinic Dates Greeters Fishing Tournament Mother’s Day Brunch Flyer Out and About/Parade Schedule Pistachio Flyer Cigar Night Flyer Shrine Calendar Bowing Palooza Photos Spring Ceremonial Photos WSA Photos Unit & Club Mtg. Schedule Unit & Club Updates Friends of the Arabian Tales Shriners on the Go!

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2007, Russell Gunther 2008, David T. Polner 2009, James G. Miller 2010, Philip W. Houghton 2011, Thomas W. Calvin 2012, Hon. J. Hut Hutson 2013, Ed Stolze 2014, Gerry Massey

1980, Merrill Putnam, Tangier Temple – Omaha, NE 1985, Russell Hinkle, Saladin Temple – Grand Rapids, MI 1991, “Buzz” Pedroni, Aahmes Temple – Livermore, CA 1992, Tom Skoog, Ahmed Temple – Marquette, MI 1993, Elwin O. Studebaker, Kerak Temple – Reno, NV 1994, Keith Smith, Hillah Temple – Medford, OR 1995, Roger Nicholson, Tangier Temple – Omaha, NE 1999, Joe Pendergast, El Bekal Temple – Anaheim, CA 2002, David A. Gutknecht, Tripoli Temple – Milwaukee, WI 2009, Joel Ozment, Moslem Temple – Detroit, MI 2010, Cecil Hammer, Al Kader Temple – Wilsonville, OR

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MESSAGE FROM THE POTENTATE Illustrious Sir, Gerry Massey

As

2014 began, I thought of how the year would be divided in 3 sections of 4 month intervals. The first section is in the history books. Now it is time to evaluate what worked and what can be improved upon. I am really excited how well the pistachio sales are going. By the time you read this, we will have sold over 2,000 bags just within the first 2 months! Remember, this project will continue through the end of the year! Great job, Nobles and Ladies! We have modified the 365 Pay It Forward Program to include Life Members now as well. Check with your Divan members should you have any questions on this. There are a few other projects we are improving as well. You should see those improvements upon our return at the end of summer. El Zaribah has had many visitors from all over the country in the past few months. Every time I have spoken with them, I have heard what great hosts you all are. Each of them was welcomed with a smile and open arms. Many of them want to come back and affiliate with us. That is what it is all about! Please consider coming with Lady Janet and me on one of our weekend get-a-ways. We will be going to the Bisbee, Tombstone area over the Memorial Day weekend and we will spend the Labor Day weekend at the Grand Canyon. If you are interested, please give us a call for the details. There will be tours, shopping and plenty of fun! Finally, I know many of you are traveling to your summer homes soon. Please travel safely. While we at El Zaribah may only be your part time family during the winter months, we love you full time, year around. We look forward to seeing you again in the autumn. For those staying in the Valley, you know the Shrine never really goes “dark”, we may “dim” the lights for the summer, but there is always something going on at El Zaribah. Have a great Summer and see you soon! Yours in the Faith, Gerry

Murder Mystery 2014 We’ve had a lot of feedback that the Murder Mystery last year was fun for both participants as well as the audience so we will be putting on another one this year. It will be on Oct 10, 2014 and the fundraising will benefit the General Fund this time. So save the date and let me know if you would like to participate. Gerry 3


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Staff , s r e c i f f O e n i hr El Zaribah S sses, Email Addre and s Internet Link

GERRY MASSEY: potentate@el-zaribah.org CHRIS HAGENIAN chiefrabban@el-zaribah.org  GEORGE MATHER: asstrabban@el-zaribah.org RANDY PETERS:  hpp@el-zaribah.org JC REECE:  orientalguide@el-zaribah.org JACK GARRETT, PP: recorder@el-zaribah.org PHIL HOUGHTON, PP: treasurer@el-zaribah.org JANE SHELDON: office@el-zaribah.org LYNN PICINICH: rentals@el-zaribah.org

http://www.shrinersinternational.org/ http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/ http://www.beashrinernow.com http://www.shrinersmarketplace.com/ http://www.shrinersvillage.com/login http://www.el-zaribah.org

MEMBERSHIP: membership@el-zaribah.org HOSPITAL OFFICE:  hospital@el-zaribah.org ARABIAN TALES: Arabian.Tales@el-zaribah.org TALES ARTICLES: Arabian.Tales@el-zaribah.org

OFFICIAL CALL OF THE POTENTATE: Nobility of El Zaribah MONTHLY STATED MEETING Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:00 pm – El Zaribah Shrine Center For the Purpose of Old and New Business Attest: Jack Garrett, PP, Recorder Yours in the Faith, Gerry Massey, Potentate

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March 2014 Membership

Passed Through Unseen Portals Richard D. Bauman Donald Wayne Counts Herbert M. Himes

Associated

Malcolm Farrell John F. Herman William Peter Kennedy

Restored

Lowell Edwin Fox Jeremy Elton Locklar

Jack W. Moore Howard Keith Slack James Xie Robert Zobel

Affiliated

Douglas Clifton Peeples

Created

Alejandro Andrade G. Michael Bogle Robert B. Hephner William Anthony Kenny IX

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William A. Kenny Alfred H. Lara David L. McHome Jr. Alexander Charles Tovar Keith Waterman

Membership Numbers

Membership 2/28/14: 1,575 Regular Members : 1,397 Associate Members : 178 Membership 3/31/14: 1,591 Regular Members : 1,410 Associate Members: 181


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El Zaribah Shriners

365 Pay-It-Forward Program The Program is Quite Simple...

•Agree to pay a minimum of $20.00 a month in an automatic deduction from YOUR checking, savings, or credit card account. •Understand that it continues until you cancel it.

What the Program Does...

•It pays your dues for the following year, i.e. 2014 pays 2015 dues •The balance is donated each year to the NEXT YEAR General Fund

Pay It Forward Participants... Roger Weber George S. Mather J. C. Reece Randy Peters Dana Dobson Gerry Massey Henry Desenberg

Guy Williams Scott A. Mudd James G. Thomas David A. Smith Mark L. Brown James G. Miller Robert Traskell

Phil Houghton J Allan Corin “Curly” Richard D Ceyer Norman W. Landree William P. Herzig Jonathan Cowen

THE BOTTOM LINE

Your dues for the following year are PAID! You will donate to El Zaribah AT LEAST $131.00 each year for the coming year’s operating budget El Zaribah has the funds to maintain our programs AND

YOU FEEL GREAT BECAUSE YOU HELPED!!! Get Your Automatic Deduction Form from a 365 Pay-it-forward team member or call the El Zaribah office at 602-231-0300

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Love to the Rescue Ambassador THE PUBLIC RELATIONS VOICE March 2014

Former patient and award-winning actor RJ Mitte has been named a national Love to the Rescue Ambassador™ for our health care system’s 2014 Love to the rescue® campaign. Mitte will share his personal story of receiving both treatment for cerebral palsy and encouragement to pursue his dreams through a series of public service announcements and other appearances. Mitte is best known for his role as Walter “Flynn” White Jr. on the AMC television series Breaking Bad. At age 3, Mitte was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition affecting muscle tone, movement and coordination. It sometimes affects other areas, including speech. He was referred to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, LA, where he received care and treatment throughout much of his childhood, and, as a result, overcame many of the effects of his condition. http://thoughtsfromasouthernbelle.files. “I can’t wordpress.com/2013/10/rj-mitte-2012t h a n k saturn-awards-01.jpg Shriners Hospitals for Children enough for what they did to help me overcome the effects of cerebral palsy. Had it not been for my doctors and therapists, I would not be walking and talking as well as I am today, “said Mitte. “I know first-hand that Shriners Hospitals for Children is a special place where kids are given a life of possibilities because they send Love to the rescue every day.” We are pleased to have been able to improve Mitte’s physical abilities, and proud to have him working with us today. “We are honored to help RJ share his story so others living with disabilities see that there really are endless possibilities to what they can achieve,” said John Cinotto, Imperial Potentate. “Every day Shriners Hospitals for Children sends Love to the rescue by encouraging patients to accept no limits throughout their treatment process. Working with RJ will help us highlight the innovative pediatric care available at Shriners Hospitals for Children.” http://wpmedia.blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/11/ rj_mitte1.jpg 7


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Donations

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Hospital Donations for March 2014 Fraternal Donations for March EZ Cigar Club Transportation Unit

In Memory of Ill. Sir Dave Humphrey Margarete Claxton Jim and Alice Willittes Jerry and Joan Hollis

Transportation Fund Donations for March

In Memory of Ill. Sir Larry Kesselring

Transportation Unit Maynard Flom

Margarete Claxton Jim and Alice Willittes Jerry and Joan Hollis Neves #27, Royal Order of Jesterettes Bill and Joyce Butler Ivan Johannsen Sal and Eveline Picerno Gary and Beverly Stewart Mary Linberg Roger Lamoureux Jim Tollefson Harvey Hawthorne Charles Grindstaff Sharon Oien

In Memory of Ill. Sir Dave Humphrey Leo and Bobbie Balthazor Dorothy Netherton

In Memory of Ill. Sir Larry Kesselring Drum & Bugle Corps Phil and Ronda Houghton Dorothy Netherton

In Memory of Susan Schmidt Ernest Schmidt

In Memory of John McAfee Jim and Jill Thomas

In Honor of Brian Tollefson

Commonwealth Cares Fund, INC

In Memory of Oleta Mundis Jim and Jill Thomas

Shriners Hospitals for Children Donations for March In Memory of Ill. Sir Larry Kesselring William Sexton

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A note from the Editor... Barbara Hineman has agreed to provide us with stories each month about some of our Shrine Kids. Here is another in the series.

The Power of Social Media

By, Krista Harmsworth, Arabian Tales Staff/El Zaribah Social Media Team Since the beginning of April, the Social Media team for El Zaribah has been working on getting the El Zaribah Shrine page on Facebook up and really running (www.facebook. com/el.zaribah). As a part of this process, we have been making posts and working hard so members can share what they have been up to as they travel through their day. Within the first 36 hours of really working to get the page going, we received a lovely note from a parent of one of “our” kids, Nancy D Orta. Nancy shared a couple of pictures of her beautiful little girl, Avianna, and wrote the following: “I just wanted to say thank you so much for making it possible for my daughter Avianna and I to be able to get to Shriners in Utah . We would be lost without all the amazing things you guys do! “Thank you, “Nancy” When I approached Nancy about sharing Avianna’s pictures and story, Nancy was quick to reply, “Yes absolutely! Thank you we are pretty excited with the progress in such little time. This couldn’t have happened with out Shriners!” Please know that the work you do and the volunteer time you take with El Zaribah IS noticed by the parents who entrust their children to the Shrine system. This also goes to show how powerful Social Media can be. Please continue to share on our Facbook Page and we will continue to promote the wonderful work done by the members of El Zaribah 11


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From the Hospital Chairman

We’ve

had some changes to the Outreach Clinic schedule and I wanted to give everyone an update. First of all, the SLC Hospital Clinic scheduled for May 9, 2014 has been cancelled. Secondly, the Clinic in September has been changed to Sep 19, 2014 so that it will not conflict with the Circus. A big thanks goes out to Illustrious Sir Hut Hutson for getting this date changed for us. Please see below for upcoming Clinic Dates. Hope to see you there. Fraternally, Jim Miller, PP Hospital Chairman

Phoenix Outreach Clinic Both the Intermountain (Salt Lake City) and Los Angeles Shrine Clinics in Phoenix are held at Maricopa Medical Center, 2525 E. Roosevelt St., 3rd Floor.

Outreach Clinic Dates

Salt Lake City Los Angeles May 9, 2014 cancelled September 5, 2014 July 11, 3014 September 19, 2014 November 7, 2014

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THE GREETERS UNIT OF EL ZARIBAH SHRINE PRESENTS:

GREETERS FISHING TOURNAMENT ON THE RIM

CONTACT: TED BROWNELL ted.j.brownell@gmail.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014

FISHING STARTS AT FIRST LIGHT FISHING ENDS AT 3PM MUST WEIGH-IN BEFORE 4pm AT TED’S TOURNAMENT HOST TED BROWNELL 602.332.6567 1934 FOREST TRAIL IN FOREST LAKES, AZ ted.j.brownell@gmail.com CALL, EMAIL, OR MAIL TED FOR REGISTRATION

All participants must have a valid Arizona fishing license. Those 18 and older can purchase a oneday license at various locations for $15, and $5 for those aged 10-17. Anyone under 10 does not need a State Fishing License, Saturday the 21st of June, 2014.

ALL FISH MUST BE TAKEN FROM A “RIM” LAKE OR STREAM. Entry fee will be $25 per person, but entry fee is only $50 for a grandparent with up to 3 grandchildren.

As an additional bonus, we will be joined by legendary football coach, Frank Kush. He will offer fishing lessons and guidance with his own, unique style and flair. There will also be a contest for anyone who can catch a fish larger than coach Kush’s largest. (Good luck with that... could happen.)

*LARGEST FISH $100 *HEAVIEST FISH $100 *YOUNGEST TO CATCH A FISH $50 *OLDEST TO CATCH A FISH $50 *BASS PRO SHOP GIFT CARD

NOTE: "Proceeds are for the benefit of the Shrine’s Greeters Unit and are not tax deductible"


a y D B s ' r r u e n h t c o h M Sunday, May 11th 11:00AM - 3:00PM El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium 552 N. 40th Street DeMolay “Rose Talk” between 11 and 12

$25.00 per person with advance purchase by May 7th $30.00 at the door with Reservations Kids 12 and under $15.00 602.231.0300 To make your Reservations!

Dessert Buffet Chocolate Fountain Fresh Fruit | Cakes | Pastries And other sweets to make your Mother’s Day Celebration complete! Champagne | Mimosas Fernando’s Omelet Bar Prime Rib and Ham Carving Stations Chicken, Fish, and Salad Bar Kids Buffet Proceeds are for the benfit of El Zaribah Shriners Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions


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year, J C Reece and Randy Peters have been working to get our newest Nobles introduced to our Shrine Family through our parades. We have made contact with all the parade Units and Clubs who occasionally have trouble getting members to attend parades. Because of attendance, many Units and Clubs have little cars that do not get driven. Members who could be marching or playing an instrument are instead driving a truck that pulls a trailer. In some instances, nobody has been there to handle the camels so they have had to stay home. These are a few examples of problems we have had. We are now in contact with the parade groups to find out if they have cars that will not be driven, trucks that pull trailers that need a driver, help with camels, etc. Then, we contact the new Nobles. We also ask all new Nobles to sign up for the El Zaribah WebNet Google Group (left side of el-zaribah. org) for event notification. When they are available they need to contact the Oriental Guide or the High Priest & Prophet. All who can help us out, are assigned to a Unit or Club. This has been working since the Tempe Veteran’s Day parade last November. We have had up to 6 empty parade positions in the past few months that we have filled with new Nobles. It is working well. We not only help the Unit or Club get a full roster, but the new Nobles meet CITY DATE LINE-UP START and get to know many of the Nobles in the 6/14 8:00 AM 9:00 AM Units and Clubs. This is not a recruiting tool, but PRESCOTT VLY. 8/16 8:00 AM 9:00 AM a way for new Nobles to get an idea of what PAYSON each group is about and help utilize our parade CIRCUS 9/13 PRIOR TO PM SHOW attractions. PINETOP/LAKESIDE 9/27 9:00 AM 10:00 AM If you are a new Noble to El Zaribah, and 10/25 9:00 AM 10:00 AM would like to help us out and allow our Units and HAVASU Clubs to utilize all of their parade equipment, ANTHEM 11/8 9:00 AM 10:00 AM cars, animals, etc. please contact J C Reece TEMPE 11/11 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (Oriental Guide) 602-531-6545 or Randy Peters WINSLOW 11/22 NOON 1:00 PM (High Priest & Prophet) 480-296-3957 .

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The El Zaribah Shrine 4th Annual Cigar Night • Seating is limited to 100 people so buy your tickets now before the event is sold out!! • Guests recieve a goodie-bag full of cigars, lighter, smoking item coupons, raffle tickets, etc. • Wine, Port, Single Malt, and Unique Flavored Spirits Tasting • Door Prizes, Silent Auction, and Live Auction of rare items from the world, not available here • A gourmet dinner prepared by European trained Executive Chef Tickets: Limited to 100 seats... $99.00 each, or $150.00 Husband & Lady, or $500.00 for a table of 6. 16


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Shrine Units & Clubs Meeting Schedule Band Band Room Clowns Clown Room Culinary Culinary Room Director’s Staff Director’s Staff Room El Dulabs EI Dulabs Room Greeters Greeters Room Legion of Honor Fiesta Room Motorcycles Motorcycle Room Mounted Patrol Mounted Patrol Room Oriental Band Band Room Patrol Patrol Room Roadrunners Roadrunners Room Temple Guard Temple Guard Room Transportation Transportation Room Air Patrol Various Locations Al Jondi AI Jondi Room Apache Wells Apache Hall Room A Casa Grande Various Locations Cigar Club Director’s Staff Room Computer club Computer Club Room Drum and Bugle Band Room HiCountry Rebels Various Locations Hillbillies Various Locations Lake Havasu Yacht Club Masonic Youth Red Fez Room Misfits Various Locations Mobile Nobles Venture Out/Art/Craft Rm. Mohave Club Riviera/Bullhead Provost Provost Room Sandbaggers Golf Club EI Zaribah Shrine Shriners Helping Shriners EI Zaribah Shrine Sun Lakes Sun Lakes/ C’wood CC West Valley Briarwood Golf/ CC White Mtn. Porter Mt. Steakhouse Winslow Club House Yavapai Elks Club Prescott Valley Young Guns Red Fez Room Yuma American Legion #19 Yuma Foothills Fortuna del Ray Zane Grey Tiny’s Rest Payson

Ea Thursday 7:00 pm 1st Monday 7:00 pm 3rd Wednesday 7:00 pm 4th Wednesday 7:30 pm 3rd Wednesday 7:00 pm 3rd Monday 7:00 pm 3rd Monday 6:30 pm 2nd Thursday 7:00 pm 1st Monday 7:00 pm 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm 1st Wednesday 7:00 pm 3rd Tuesday 6:30 pm 3rd Tuesday 6:30 pm 1st Wednesday 7:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am 4th Thursday 6:30 pm 2nd Thursday 1:00 pm 2nd Thursday 5:30 pm 3rd Mon. (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) 1st Monday 7:00 pm Ea Tuesday 5:30 pm Quarterly TBA When Called 1st Thursday 6:00 pm 3rd Wednesday 7:00 pm When Called 3rd Thursday 7:00 pm 1st Friday 7:30 pm 2nd Thursday 6:30 pm 2nd Tuesday 6:30 pm 4th Wed. or as needed 6:00 pm 3rd Mon. (Nov – Mar) 5:00 pm 3rd Wednesday 5:30 pm 3rd Sunday 12:00 pm 2nd Friday 5:00 pm 2nd Thursday 6:00 pm 3rd Wednesday 6:00 pm 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm 1st Monday 1:00 pm 3rd Wednesday 5:30 pm

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Culinary Unit

The CIF Barbecue is behind us. 1,000 pounds of great tasting beef brisket done to perfection and not a scrap left over! WOW, can’t believe how great it was. A special thanks to Culinary member Dave Smith for telling me about the hot gloves, they really saved our hands. We may get this cooking figured out in another 30 years. We have finally chosen new unit shirts! Not sure when their debut will be, but it is sure to be a “not to be missed event.” Mike Fenno has a #3 Dale Earnhardt car parade car for sale. When we sold the other 2 cars we donated $1,000 to the Temple. Remember, I am the guy with the clean apron and Hal is the one with beans on his shoes, I won’t say what Ralph is wearing, but hopefully it is a new Unit shirt! Ken Conner, Culinary Scribe?

Director’s Staff Unit

Thank you to everybody who helped with the “Big Day” on March 22. The Director’s Staff worked the Ceremonial with setup and tear-down and held the Steak Fry and Official Visit all on the same day. The Executive Committee sincerely thanks each and every one of you for the great day we put on. We will need volunteers for Lake Havasu, so set that time in October aside. We encourage you to join us as it is always a great time. . We are always looking for new members so if you are interested please join us at 6PM in the Red Fez Room for dinner prior to our meeting. You and your Lady will be our guests.

Greeters Unit

The Greeters Fishing Tournament is on Saturday, June 21 centered around Ted and Denise Brownell’s home on the on the Rim. The entry fee is $25 and prizes will be gift cards from Bass Pro Shop. Awards will be given for the longest and heaviest fish caught in a lake or stream that is on “the rim” as well as to the youngest and oldest anglers. We will be joined by legendary football coach, Frank Kush, who will offer fishing lessons with his own, unique style and flair. There will also be a

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contest for anyone who can catch a fish bigger than coach Kush’s largest. Many thanks to Chuck Richards and Jasper Nichols, Honorary Greeter, for their help in the planning of this event. Like the Marines, we’re always looking for a few good men. Join us at 5:30 PM for libations and dinner before our Unit meeting. Ellis (Nick) Nichols 1st VP

Legion of Honor Unit

On April 6 Legion of Honor members presented the Colors at a luncheon put on By Arizona Lodge #2. The luncheon recognizes all the civic activities that a local Marine Veterans Group does. It must be said that Ex-Marine SGT. Jeremy Cottrell looks real sharp in his Marine uniform. We of the Legion of Honor are honored to have participated with Jeremy in this function and appreciate him for inviting us. By the way, our color guard consisted of a member of each branch of service. Now, that’s unusual! The Legion of Honor Unit consists of Nobles that have served honorably or are currently members of the armed forces of their country. Eligible Nobles and their Ladies are invited to check us out. Many of us meet for dinner in the Red Fez room prior to the meeting. Scribe - PC / Adj. /Fin. Officer - Virgil Johnston

Motorcycle Unit

What a night we had at the Bowling Palooza. It took 50 volunteers, and of that number 13 were from outside the Unit. Thanks to all of you for helping. Special thanks to the chairmen Mick Degn and Jerry Weiers, Mayor of Glendale. It was a long but rewarding night and we will be presenting a whopping check to the Potentate in the near future. We welcome Manny Campana and David Aguayo to our unit. The Motorcycle Unit has a Facebook page and we add pictures and information every day so search for us and like our page, please. Here’s a big thanks and applause to our officers for 2014 who have worked tirelessly to make everything happen. Bob Hicklin

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Howdy folks, we are looking forward to some interesting and fun summer activities. We have the Prescott parade and cookout at the Haylo ranch over the first weekend of July and will be participating in the Payson Parade the middle of August. Please stay tuned for times and exact places and for last minute changes should there be any. Although we sometimes do not have a regular monthly meeting immediately after a ride, we did have a meeting in May and we discussed a few topics. We would really would like some input from all the members about the new jacket or vest. The ride at the beautiful EZ Ranch was once again fantastic, and successful. Approximately 50 folks had a great time visiting, participating in the round up, competing in the riding events, and of course chatting and singing by the campfires. Please try to attend and bring a friend to the next ride. For sure, try to make any and all functions you can. The unit needs you. We hope to see you soon. Vaya Con Dios

We are proud to announce that we have three new members; Matt Armer, Marvin Klassen, and Keith Watermann. Matt has had his little truck out three times already and Keith will have his vehicle parade ready pretty soon. Marvin got to drive in his first parade and is looking for his own truck. Tom Willet has also brought another semi-truck into our parade team. He recently led our parade troop and did a fine job. We also had a good showing at Roadrunner Park in Scottsdale. This growth and participation is exciting. We were proud to participate, along with the Air Patrol, at the Bash before the Pote’s Ball presenting different forms of transportation. We served Chili along with Ham and Beans to those in attendance. We had pictures posted of various events. Upcoming on our calendar is a parade in Yarnell on May 10 and a parade in Williams on May 24th. We are in an exciting time with a lot of energy and want all of our members to enjoy the growth and activity.

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Patrol Unit

We are having a Steak Fry for members and guests on May 17th. Since the club goes dark from June till September, this will be the last chance to get together as a club until fall. See you there. Have a good summer and we will see y’all in the fall. The first fall function will be the Steak Fry at the Gazebo on September 18th at 5 PM. Jack Roberts, Scribe

The Patrol won the first prize at the Bash Before the Ball. We also managed to fill more than three tables at the Pote’s Ball. Most of the time we do our duties and go out for Pizza, but this year we stayed for dinner and brought Pizza to the Pote. This was all done to support Ill Sir Gerry Massey who is a member of the Patrol and his Lady Janet, who is a very active member of the Patrol Ladies. We held our annual St. Patrick”s Dinner. The next day we were involved in the Ceremonial and Arch Degree as well as the short Parade. I am proud to say that the Patrol has three of its members active with the Ritualistic and Arch Degrees. We also have several members who volunteer at the Shrine Clinics. If you would like to join a unit that is really involved, then check out the Patrol Unit. Ken

Computer Club

Our April regular meeting was well attended. Considerable discussion occurred regarding Microsoft’s ending support to the Windows XP Operating System (April 8, 2014) and what the options are: Upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1. Our “Fix-it Time” was busy with a number of problems including that removing “junk” program files from a new laptop, what the basic files a rather novice user needs to have on a new machine that will replace an “XP” machine, and a machine apparently losing its

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battery backup etc. Our Gurus do great work with these challenging problems and they are appreciated. We enjoy meeting in the Red Fez room for dinner and visiting with each other prior the meeting. Virgil Johnston, Club Secretary

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the Family Housing Program. Representing the Mobile Nobles were Nobles Fred Shaw, Junior Grimm and John LeClair.

Provost Club

We are well into 2014 and events have been picking up. Our rentals show signs of improvement and our Shrine events have increased. The Provost Club has been working to support all these functions. Provost Officers check the duty roster and try to work some of them. You are invited to join us in the Red Fez room at 5:00 pm for dinner and fellowship prior to the 6:30 pm meeting. Please come and join us. The Provost Club motto is “Protecting and serving the Shrine” and our mission is “To provide security at the temple events and assist the Potentate as requested”. Join Us if you are interested Working as security for your Shrine. Please contact Captain Don Obara (480-361-6339) or Email him at donobara@cox.net. (Points to Ponder) It does not matter how rich or poor you are as long as you got money (Words of Wisdom) Your temper is one of your more valuable possessions. Don’t lose it. Scribe, Don Obara, donobara@cox.net

Drum and Bugle

The Drum & Bugle Corps lost another former member with the passing of Ken Smith in late March. Ken was also a former member of the Roadrunners Our Condolences go out to Ken’s family. We’ve had a tough year thus far with former members. Illustrious Sirs Dave Humphrey and Larry Kesselring were also former Drum & Bugle members. Our thoughts and prayers continue for Dave’s and Larry’s families. They are truly missed. The Drum & Bugle Corps will probably take a month or two off from practice during the summer, but we will be back again practicing in August for the Cornfest. During the summer months we lose a few that spend their time in cooler places. We’ll do our best to encourage them to hurry back to Phoenix to join us in preparation for our Cornfest performances. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer. Alto Bugle

West Valley Shrine Club

Our March meeting was very well attended. Dinner was great. We had a drawing, and several people won! The entertainment was a magician. It was entertainment at its best! During the summer months we meet for lunch at 12:00, at Tivoli Gardens on Bell Road. Reservations are required! Contact Secretary Bob Omer at 623-505-9293 or diver2goq@ yahoo.com for reservations.

Mobile Nobles Shrine Club

Ill Sir Jerry Massey, along with Divan members, presented a check to M.J. Miller, Director of Development at the Salt Lake City Shrine Hospital. The check was presented on behalf of the El Zaribah Mobile Nobles Shrine Club and will be used for the Patient Protective Clothing Program and

Whie Mountain Shrine Club

The sale of the Pistachio nuts is going well. We have gotten very positive comments from everyone about the freshness of the nuts and minimal

waste. Fred Lara and Rob Hephner are two new El Zaribah Nobles from the Show Low area who joined at the March Ceremonial. Fred Lara has wanted to be a Shriner since he was a young child due to the help given to him and his family by the Shriners, and Rob Hephner is a local radio

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personality. We are preparing to participate in the annual Show Low Freedom Fest 4th of July parade. The float with updated banners and signs with a giant Fez will be featured. We are looking forward to participating in Pinetop’s Fall Festival Parade (in the cool pines) on September 27 after which will be the Potentate’s Official Visit.

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Qadesh Temple are off to the 98th Annual Supreme Session in Omaha, Nebraska. We will bring greetings from the members of Qadesh Temple as well as the Nobles of El Zaribah. We wish everyone a safe summer whether at home or while you travel. Betty Gough, Queen

LOSNA

The installation of newly elected officers for Sphinx Court # 65 was a success. Thank you to all who were able to attend and enjoy our celebration. In May we travel to Wichita, Kansas for our Grand Council Session. I am looking forward to our clubs & units who will be performing. They have been working diligently on their routines. I wish everyone a pleasant summer. Gina Baird, High Priestess

Daughters of the Nile

The theme for the Daughters of the Nile this year is to “follow your stars”. Our goals are sharing, caring and loving each other while we provide monetary support to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. We are the second largest contributor to the hospitals after the Shriners themselves. Last year we donated over $1.5 million to this great philanthropy. Our bags are packed and the officers of

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