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ARABIAN TALES Official Publication of El Zaribah Shrine in Phoenix, Arizona

March 2013

VOLUME 31

I Didn’t Know THAT Being the Parade Chairman Barb’s Corner Stated Meeting March 20th Easter Brunch March 31st 11 AM – 2 PM

“Shining Rays of Hope”


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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 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: Ed Stolze CHIEF RABBAN: Gerry Massey ASSISTANT RABBAN: Chris Hagenian HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET: George Mather ORIENTAL GUIDE: Randy Peters TREASURER: Phil Houghton PP RECORDER: Jack Garrett, PP

APPOINTED DIVAN

FIRST CEREMONIALMASTER: Alan Dye TEMPLE MARSHAL: Erv Whetstone TEMPLE DIRECTOR: Chuck Krebs CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD: Mike Richards OUTER GUARD: Jasper Nichols CHAPLAIN: Sanford Wax

Table of Contents

Pote’s Message Editor’s Message Unit & Club Meeting Schedule The Hobo Clown, by Lucky Shriner’s Village Membership Shrine Legacy Out and About Parades Shrine Calendar Bowling Palooza Vidalia Onions Patrol St. Patrick’s Day Party LOS Murder Mystery Easter Brunch Mounted Patrol Spring Round Up Cigar Night Yavapai County Golf Tournament Hospital Article Clinics Hospital & Circus Donations Outreach Clinic Dates El Zaribah Membership Unit and Club Updates Friends of the Arabian Tales Photos Around the Shrine Shriners on the Go

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“Shining Rays of Hope” El Zaribah 2013

DIVAN REPRESENTATIVES Ed Stolze Gerald Massey Chris Hagenian George Mather

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

EL ZARIBAH LIVING POTENTATES

HOSPITAL COMMITTEE Jim Miller, PP Dave Scrimmanger Tom Sheldon, Clinics

BOARD OF GOVERNORS SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN Ed Stolze Jim Grone Charles R. Leon Dave Polner, PP

PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRMAN: Mike Richards

Los Angeles Los Angeles Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

1986, A. Marshall Austin 2004, Larry A. Kesselring 1989, Donald D. Meinershagen 2006, David C. Humphrey 1991, Ronald E. Randleman 2007, Russell Gunther 1992, Richard H. Russell 2008, David T. Polner 1994, Jack M. Garrett 2009, James G. Miller 1998, E.M. “Monty” Fox 2010, Philip W. Houghton 2000, Douglas H. Kurbat 2011, Thomas W. Calvin 2001, Leo R. Balthazor 2012, Hon. J. Hut Hutson 2002, James L. Willettes 2013, Ed Stolze 1991, “Buzz” Pedroni, Ahmes Temple – Livermore, CA 1995, Roger Nicholson, Tangier Temple – Omaha, NE 1999, Joe Pendergast, El Bekal Temple – Anaheim, CA

TEMPLE ATTORNEY: Michael Saltz COVER PHOTO Courtesy of Ill. Sir Russ Gunther

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MESSAGE from the POTENTATE Illustrious Sir, Ed Stolze This year is flying by; I can’t believe the first quarter is almost over. The Nobility of El Zaribah is continuing to do a great job and move us towards our goals, and at the same time, having Fun and Fellowship. A great big thanks goes out to all of the Nobles and Ladies who participated in the Bash before the Ball and the Potentate’s Ball. If you missed these two functions, you truly missed a great time. We had over 200 people at the Bash, and the El Zaribah Performance Troupe really out did themselves this year, including Illustrious Sir Jack Garrett in his “Senior Chief” Uniform. Thank you to the Troupe for making the evening eventful and fun. Imperial Sir Bill Bailey and Lady Deb were impressed by all of the Shriners and their Ladies, and the work and dedication each one of you does for our Shrine. Lady Cheryl and I have two projects this year. We are raising money for the 3rd Annual Shrine Children’s Christmas Party, which will be held in December. We also want to put in a raised, digital sign out on 40th Street. It is very important that we take every opportunity to show off our Shrine Auditorium, and a new sign will be one way we can do that. As some of you have heard me talk over the last 3 months at the numerous OVs and events, Shriners International’s membership has now dropped below 300,000. Our membership total in El Zaribah is at 1,643. It is imperative that every member take seriously the need for gaining members, but at the same time, keeping and retaining those members we have within the Fraternity. Your Divan and Membership Team have worked hard to build and rebuild the relationships with the Grand Lodge, Masonic Lodges, Scottish and York Rites, and the DeMolay, and we will continue to work diligently to ensure that Arizona Masonry and El Zaribah stay strong. Together We will Conquer All, and each of us needs to remember our roots in the Masonic Family and ensure that we are doing everything we can to bring in new Masons and Shriners. We are rebuilding the membership committee and are looking for Shriners who are willing to assist us in building membership and mentorship programs that will take us into the future. Please contact any Divan member if you’re interested in assisting us in this task. One of the big projects we have going on is the start up of a new Lodge (Hunters Paradise), upstairs in the Blue Lodge Room. We have over 30 applications for membership and have requested dispensation from the Grand Lodge to start this Lodge. This will be a true and operational Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in Arizona, giving those of us who are at the temple every night the opportunity to practice the craft and continue our growth in Masonic education. Your Divan is also looking at more ways of building fiscal resources. Jane Clark, our new PR/Marketing person continues to bring in new business, and we are continually looking for ways to cut costs, and be more efficient in our spending practices. We ask that all Shriners and their Ladies who have ideas on how to make the Temple or our programs better, to please speak with any Divan Member. On a sad note, we have lost a very special person in our office. Lynn Britton, our Assistant Office Manager, passed away suddenly on February 10, 2013. She has been a mainstay in our front office for over 10 years and always had a smile for everyone. Her presence was a positive influence in everything she did, and she will be greatly missed. God gave us an Angel for a while, but she’s been called home. We will all be better because we knew her.

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MESSAGE from the EDITOR Illustrious Sir, Leo Balthazor February’s issue with its many changes appears to be well received. There were a few concerns that we didn’t have enough pictures, so we have worked hard this month to add more pictures. This month we are adding several new feature article series. The first new series is, “Barb’s Corner”. Barbara Hineman has been working several years in our Hospital office and she has many stories that she wants to share about our Shrine kids and their families. After talking with her, we thought she brings a very nice insight to our Shrine Kids and their stories. You will find her stories in the Clinics section. The second new series was an idea Virgil Johnson got from another Shrine temple’s magazine. Virgil liked the idea and thought we should try it. The title of this series is, “I Didn’t Know That!”. I only can encourage you to share things that you find and think might be a good article for this series. This past month has been a tough one for those of us who work closely with the Recorder's office at the Shrine; we lost a very dear friend. Lynn Britton, lady of Paul Britton passed away suddenly and her death was a real shock to many of us. For those of you who occasionally called the Shrine office you very likely spoke with Lynn, since she answered the phone quite bit. Paul, thanks for sharing your fine lady with us.

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ED STOLZE: potentate@el-zaribah.org GERRY MASSEY: chiefrabban@el-zaribah.org CHRIS HAGENIAN: asstrabban@el-zaribah.org GEORGE MATHER: hpp@el-zaribah.org RANDY PETERS: orientalguide@el-zaribah.org JACK GARRETT, PP: recorder@el-zaribah.org PHIL HOUGHTON, PP: treasurer@el-zaribah.org JANE SHELDON: office@el-zaribah.org JANE CLARK: rentals@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, March 20, 2013

WEAR YOUR FEZ DOOR WILL BE TILED

7:00 pm – El Zaribah Shrine Center For the Purpose of Old and New Business Your Attendance is Urgently Requested Attest: Jack Garrett, PP, Recorder

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Yours in the Faith, Ed Stolze, Potentate


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Shrine Units & Clubs Meeting Schedule BAND CLOWNS CULINARY DESERT CHARIOTS DIRECTOR'S STAFF EL DULABS GREETERS LEGION OF HONOR PRESCOTT LOH MOTORCYCLES MOUNTED PATROL ORIENTAL BAND PATROL ROADRUNNERS TEMPLE GUARD TRANSPORTATION AIR PATROL SC AL JONDI SC APACHE WELLS SC CASA GRANDE SC COMPUTER SC DEMOLAY SC DRUM & BUGLE SC HI COUNTRY REBELS SC HILLBILLY'S CLAN #65 SC KINGMAN SC LAKE HAVASU SC MISFlTS SC MOBILE NOBLES SC MOHAVE SC PROVOST SC SANDBAGGERS SC SUN LAKES SC WEST VALLEY SC WHITE MOUNTAIN SC WINSLOW SC YAVAPAI COUNTY SC YOUNG GUNS SC YUMA SC YUMA FOOTHILLS SC ZANE GREY SC

Ea Thursday 1st Monday 3rd Tuesday Thursday after Stated Meeting 4th Wednesday 3rd Wednesday 3rd Monday 3rd Monday 4th Monday 2nd Thursday 1st Monday 2nd Tuesday 1st Wednesday 3rd Tuesday 3rd Tuesday 1st Wednesday Saturday 4th Thursday 2nd Thursday 2nd Thursday 1st Monday 3rd Wednesday Ea Tuesday Quarterly When Called 3rd Friday 1st Thursday When Called 3rd Thursday 1st Friday 2nd Thursday 2nd Tuesday 2nd Monday 3rd Wednesday 3rd Sunday 2nd Friday 2nd Wednesday 3rd Wednesday 2nd Tuesday 1st Monday 3rd Wednesday

7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 6:30 pm 11:30 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 am 6:30 pm 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 5:30 pm TBA Noon 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm Noon 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 5:30 pm

Band Room Clown Room Culinary Room Desert Chariots Room Director's Staff Room EI Dulabs Room Greeters Room Fiesta Room Golden Corral Motorcycle Room Mounted Patrol Room Band Room Patrol Roo Roadrunners Room Temple Guard Room Transportation Room Various Locations AI Jondi Room Apache Hall Room A Various Locations Computer Club Room Red Fez Room Band Room Various Locations Various Locations Calico's Yacht Club Various Locations Venture Out/Art/Craft Rm. Club Riviera/Bullhead Provost Room EI Zaribah Shrine Sun Lakes 1 Club House Briarwood Golf/ CC JBs Show Low Club House Ells Club Prescott Valley Red Fez Room American Legion #19 Fortuna del Ray Tiny’s Rest Payson

**If you have an approved meeting change, please email us at arabian.tales@el-zaribah.org .**

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Clowning Around: The Hobo Clown

Shrine History

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The HOBO wants to be a HOBO; he may be down but he certainly is not out. He often appears to be HAPPY. A HOBO usually will not ask for a 'handout', preferring to work for it. He will take a job, but usually not for long because he wants to move along to someplace else. His face looks much like the Tramp's except for the expression. He is apt to smile, and his eyes generally appear larger, more wide-awake, open, and happier than the tramp's eyes. The Hobo costume is quite similar to the Tramp’s, but may contain brighter colors in various parts. His vest is likely to be a bright color, as are many of his patches. His shoes should be the same as the Tramp's. The TRAMP/HOBO category is the only category in which the use of any kind of gloves or the absence of gloves is permitted. Gloves may be any color, have holes, or the fingers cut off. If gloves are used, they should be CLEAN but APPEAR DIRTY, STAINED, and WORN. The overall effect of make-up, costuming, and performance must compliment the character portrayed. Famous tramp/hobo clowns include Emmett Kelly, Sr., Red Skelton, and Otto Griebling. ‘Til Next Month

Membership The keys to membership development are recruitment and retention. Shriners International is dedicated to providing the resources needed to ensure quality membership. That's why we've developed a brand-new suite of materials designed to promote Shriners International and to educate prospective members about the benefits of membership. And since membership development doesn't stop when a candidate signs the dotted line, we have a membership toolkit containing ideas, tips and best practices for keeping members satisfied, active and engaged within the organization. We are here to support you in any way we can and encourage your feedback. If you have comments, questions or ideas, please contact the membership development team at membership@shrinenet.org . 6


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Shrine Legacy Shriners International will continue to grow as the tradition is passed from one generation to the next. The Shriners Legacy program is a way to show your pride in being a Shriner and to celebrate your part in the special brotherhood that comes from membership.

To help promote this program, any Shriners Legacy created after 10/17/11 is eligible to receive a free pin for himself and up to two of his Shrine Legacies. And, to recognize those nobles who are Shriners Legacies prior to 10/17/11, we thank you for continuing the tradition and encourage you to become part of our Shriners Legacy program. You can order a legacy pin and certificate for you and your legacies for a contribution of $5.00 or more for each pin. Your contribution will be used to further the membership development of our great fraternity and the legacy of the Shriners brotherhood from generation to generation. Contributions are for the benefit of membership development of Shriners International and are not tax deductible. To learn more about the Legacy Program, visit www.el-zaribah.org and click on the Shriners Village icon or sign in directly at: http://www.shrinersvillage.com/login If you do not know your member number you can find it on your membership card or call the El Zaribah office 602-231-0300.

The Shriner Legacy Program is easy to do: Phase 1 – New Members Shriners International will provide new members of the fraternity with complimentary Legacy Program pins if they meet the following criteria: New Member must have joined after October 17, 2011. New Member must also be a part of a Shriners legacy, meaning that one or more of his relatives (either living or deceased) is/was a Shriner. New members will also need to fill out a Legacy Program application at www.shrinersvillage.com. Upon review and acceptance of the application he will receive a complimentary pin for himself, and a pin for up to two additional Shriners Legacy family members who have signed his petition. Phase 2 – Existing Legacies Beginning January 1, 2012 the Legacy Program Pin is available to current Shriners who are part of a legacy for a $5 contribution. While all Shriner family members may purchase a pin, each member must fill out a separate application at www.shrinersvillage.com . The application for current members is available online. Shriners International appreciates your role in building and continuing its legacy. For more information about the Shriners Legacy Program please visit www.shrinersvillage.com Editors Note: If you have already joined the program or once you do join, please contact us at Arabian.Tales@el-zaribah.org, we want to share your story right here in the Arabian Tales.

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Out & About

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El Zaribah is Out & About in March and April nd

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Apache Wells Flea Market from 8AM till 1PM, in the Apache Wells Country Club Parking Lot. For pickup of sellable items you wish to donate, call Harry Lipert 480-8071195 or Jerry Dunn 480-361-5784. Qadesh Temple Daughters of the Nile is having a Sentimental Spaghetti Lunch at the Masonic Fellowship Center in Peoria, 18810 N. 107th Avenue from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM, cost $15.00 and reservations by Feb. 24th may be made by calling Betty Gough at 623546-6478.

March 10th Mobile Nobles are having a Sunday brunch beginning at 10 AM at the Painted Mountain Golf Resort 6210 E McKellips Rd in Mesa. This is always a fun event. For further information please call our entertainment Chairman Noble Ron Walker, 480357-4339.

March 13th The music for the March STATED MEETING will be for the Irish, in support of the Patrol Unit’s Friday night, March 15th St. Pat’s party. That’s always a great event. We’ll all be wearin’ the green. The Temple Band is always looking for a good audience for our 6:30 to 7:00 pm STATED MEETING performance in the auditorium. The Program is OPEN TO ALL.

March 14th Apache Wells Shrine Club 6th annual Pitchfork Fondue at the Apache Wells Gazebo Room from 4 PM until 7PM. It is open to the public and is intended as a moneymaker to support the Shrine Children’s Hospitals Transportation Fund.

March 23rd LOS Mystery Dinner Theater including dinner, mystery talent and 3 female entertainers from Vegas! See an LOS member or Lady Lou Ann (the Chairman of both events) for tickets. Tickets are limited with guaranteed laughter and great fun.

March 31st Annual Easter Brunch in the Auditorium. Be sure to make your reservations for this delicious way to celebrate Easter. See ad for the details.

April 20th The annual DeMolay Congress will be held at the Scottish Rite 8 AM until 5 PM. Contact Rick Fasano for more information.

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Jasper Nichols, Parade Chairman

Jasper Nichols is our parade Chairman for 2013, as he has been for the past year. When I asked him what makes him feel good about his job, he said, “I can tell you that the Shrine sure looks good when they leave the staging areas and start down the parade route...it is worth any effort expended. And what is even better is just standing to the side and watching this huge, good-looking entry passing for the community to see. It is terrific to listen to the comments and applause from the spectators. It is a good feeling to get everyone there and rolling. Q. Arabian Tales: How do you provide most of your communications on the parades? JASPER: Almost everything is handled by email, Shrine's Google Group and some phone calls. The Shriners are very good about reading their email, the Arabian Tales, and the Shrine Website.

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Q. Arabian Tales: When people want to find out about the parades that El Zaribah does, where should they look for that information? JASPER: Go to the www.El-Zaribah.org and navigate down the main page to the Parade Section at the bottom, or read the Tales and find the schedule for 2013. Q. Arabian Tales: Do you have any special information on the parades in the next six weeks? JASPER: Not really, just that we have 2 Official Shrine parades in the next few months, Chandler Parade: March 2 | 8am lineup Spring Ceremonial: April 20 | 2pm lineup Next month, we will have more with Jasper on his Parade Chairman activities.

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Upcoming Dates

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Friday 5 ~ Mounted Patrol Cattle Round Up and Cattle Ride

Saturday 6 ~ Mounted Patrol Cattle Round Up and Cattle Ride ~ LOS Installation 13 ~ Shriner’s Golf Classic

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“We Ride so Kids Can Walk” Shriners Bowling Palooza Seven years ago, the Motorcycle Unit was looking for another charity event to raise money for the Shriners’ Hospital for Children Hospital®. Over the years, the Motorcycle unit has raised from $30,000.00 to over $50,000.00 for the Transportation Fund. Jerry Weiers, a member of the Motorcycle unit and a Legislator at the State Capitol, came up with the idea of a Bowling fundraiser. This became the beginning of the “Bowling Palooza”. The Palooza has now grown into renting all of the lanes at Glenfair lanes in Glendale and each year we are oversold. We have

members of the State House and Senate, the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate and many major businesses in Arizona as part of the event. All expenses are donated to offset any costs and all labor for the evening is done by the Motorcycle Unit and their Ladies along with Clown unit, Divan and many other Shrine members. It is a true teamwork of the community and Shrine members to raise money for the Hospital Transportation Fund. The event this year will be held on March 13th and the cost is $500.00 per lane which includes a team up to six (6) players, your food and drinks for the evening. Along with that comes a lot of FUN. Mick Benefit Chairman

I Didn’t Know That!

Where do I go to see more photos of El Zaribah Shrine activities? A: Online at www.el-zaribah.org/photos. El Zaribah has several individuals who really like to take photos and we have asked them to send us their photos and we then post them to photo galleries online. There may be several sets of photos and the source of each photo collection is listed. By the way, if you have photos of your events, send them to us and we will have the website team post yours as well and of course give you the byline. Where do I go to get more information on El Zaribah activities? A: We hate to say this, but it depends. If the activity is a unit or club activity, it is posted on their website or at least on a webpage linked to them. These webpages are listed on the El Zaribah website at www.el-zaribah.org/units-clubs. For those unit and clubs that do not have a webpage, once they submit an activity flyer for publishing on the website or Arabian Tales, they will have that flyer posted on their webpage found on the El Zaribah website. Shrine activities and their flyers that are managed by El Zaribah Shrine appointed chairmen can be found under the Activities Tab on the Main menu of www.el-zaribah.org.

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All Units and Clubs: It's time to start getting orders for the Shriners’ Vidalia Onions. Make sure your Unit or Club has an Onion Chairman to get all of your orders together, and then place the order with… Temple Onion Co-Chairmen: J C Reece: harleyrider32@cox.net 602-531-6545 or Ken Neusch: kpn59@hotmail.com 480-961-1308

$10 per bag Orders need to be turned in by April 1, 2013

Onion Order Forms available in the El Zaribah Shrine Front Office, the Red Fez Room, or from Co-Chairmen Net proceeds from the 2013 Onion Sales are for the Benefit of the El Zaribah Shrine Center. Payments are not deductible as charitable

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IT’S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUR “FAMOUS” ST. PATRICK’S DAY BUFFET AND PARTY!!!

BRING YOUR APPETITES AND GET READY FOR FUN, FROLIC AND MAYHEM!!! ON

Friday, March 15, 2013

Buffet opens at 5:30 and will close at 7:00 p.m. Only $15.00 per person Children under 12 - $7.50

Reservations a must – only 200 tickets will be sold! The “all you can eat” buffet will feature Corned Beef and Cabbage with all the trimmings – EVEN A GLASS OF BEER TO TOP IT OFF!!!! We’ll have music and a contest for the best “Irish” costumes with a King and Queen crowned - plus a few other surprises! Be sure to wear your GREEN!! Sponsored by El Zaribah Patrol Unit

BUY YOUR TICKETS AT THE RED FEZ BAR OR FROM ANY PATROLMAN! Net proceeds benefit the El Zaribah Patrol Unit and are not tax deductible.

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Annual Yavapai County Shrine Club Golf Tournament May 4, 2013 Prescott Golf Course & Country Club, 1030 Prescott Country Club Blvd., Dewey, Arizona 86327 (Past Galpin Ford RV at 1st Stop Light Coming From Phoenix - Watch for Sign on Left @ 3rd Stop Light We are  asking  our  great  community  supporters  to  purchase  a  sponsorship.    The  club  will  have  “18  holes”  available  for  our   sponsors and there will be a Personal Sign at the hole(s) you sponsor; with your Company Name designating you as a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Diamond Sponsor.

Hole Sponsor Major Diamond Sponsors: $2,000 - $5,000 Includes a VIP Banner with Sponsor Name & Logo, Advertisement Sign on Hole and Includes 2 Foursomes of Golfers; 18 Holes of Golf; Golf Cart, Greens Fee, Great Lunch with door prizes & Raffle. Special Gold Sponsors: $500 - $1,500 Includes Advertisement Sign on Hole and Includes 1 Foursome of Golfers; 18 Holes of Golf, Golf Cart, Greens Fee, Great Lunch with door prizes & Raffle. Special Silver Sponsor: $300 - $400 Includes Advertisement Sign on Hole & 2 Great Lunches with door prizes & Raffle. Special Bronze Sponsors: $100 - $200 Includes Advertisement Sign on Hole with your personal or Company Name. Name for Hole Sign

Amount Enclosed Per Hole $

Registration 7 AM - Shotgun Start 8:00AM - 4 Man Scramble Entry Fee - $80 per Player Includes Green Fees, Cart, Tee Prizes, Lunch at Prescott Country Club

Prizes Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Places Other Prizes for Longest Drive (Hole #8), Closest to the Pin (Hole #15) And numerous Door Prizes to be Presented “Galpin Ford  &  RV  – Major  Sponsor  of  ALL  Holes  In  One” Hole Yards Man/Woman Prize Value Prize Description 15 176/161 $35,000.00 + 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible 7 169/148 Free 2 Round Trip Airline Tickets 3 151/136 Free Full Set Of Pulsar Irons 12 189/121 Free 5 Days/4 Nights Cruise For 2 Further Details at Registration

Golfer Registration (Please Print) You may sign up as a full team, partial team or as an individual. ENTRY DEADLINE - April 30, 2013 Name Address City, State, Zip Handicap or Average Score Name Address City, State, Zip Handicap or Average Score # of Participants

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Name Address City, State, Zip Handicap or Average Score Name Address City, State, Zip Handicap or Average Score

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Total Amount Enclosed = $___________

For Further Information, Contact: Fred Boehm (928) 772-1951 or Doug Kurbat (602)918-7077 Return Form & Payment To: Yavapai County Shrine Club, Attn: Golf Tournament Chairman P. O. Box 25735, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312 Proceeds Benefit: Shriners Hospitals for Children®

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Hospitals

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A Grateful Family Helps our Healthcare System When Bryan and Valerie Burns of Connecticut brought their 12-year-old daughter Courtney to the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia at the recommendation of their pediatrician, they knew little about the real work of Shriners and Shriners Hospitals. That changed when they were introduced to Randal Betz, M.D., emeritus chief of staff and medical director of research at the hospital, and pioneer of the new vertebral body tethering surgical technique to correct scoliosis (curvature of the spine) in children. Dr. Betz and his colleague, Amer Samdani, M.D., chief of surgery, have perfected this minimally invasive surgical technique that eliminates implanting surgical rods and “fusion” to the spine. The new procedure uses implanted screws and flexible cord to secure and straighten the child’s spine as he/she grows. Now age 13, Courtney addressed a group of nobles at the Sphinx temple in Newington, Conn., informing them of her desire to devote more time to fundraising for Shriners Hospitals for Children – the place that gave her the ability to resume typical activity, with a bright prognosis for a healthy adult life. Courtney has set a

lofty goal of raising $250,000 as she “wants to have her own metal plaque in the lobby at Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia.” The entire Burns family is active in numerous fundraising activities for the hospital, as they now fully understand the Shriners Hospitals for Children mission. Bryan Burns, an executive with ESPN (owned by the Disney Corporation) was responsible for having Shriners Hospitals for Children added to the Disney/ESPN matching gifts program, allowing employees to give and have the corporation match the donation, up to a specified dollar amount.

Courtney Burns, patient Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia

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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’s the first in her series.

I have many stories and experiences that I will gladly share with anybody who dares to ask. We have displayed some of the patient’s thoughts and pictures with you here. To see more, stop by the hospital office and check out our door. I post new notes when I get them. The hospital staff works so very closely with our Shrine children and their families. We meet and greet them, arrange travel, comfort, and help them through every facet of their treatment.

Bryan’s Story

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From the Hospital Chairman… Noble Art Nehill who was visited by the Black Camel in January of this year, gave his all to El Zaribah through his many activities. He was very dedicated to the Outreach Clinic Program. Noble Art became a Shriner in April of 2007 and almost immediately started volunteering his time at the Outreach Clinics. He worked almost every clinic at the front counter welcoming patients and their families and getting their daily process started. He always had a smile on his face and was always a pleasure to have around. All of us of the Clinic Staff will miss him and will remember him as a person that we would most like to emulate. He was a positive influence on all of us. Jim Miller, PP Hospital Chairman 20


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Hospital Patient Transportation Fund Donations for January 2013 In Memory of Alice Lucille Lucas Circus Donations Bev Wright Ronald and Marilyn Bailey

In Memory of Sue E. Kosen Trust US Charitable Gift Trust

In Memory of Theresa Read Elaine Wilmet

Night of the Child Donald and Sylvia Konopasek Alice Jardin

El Zaribah Shrine Fraternal Donations Daughters of the Nile Chorus

Ronald B. Miller Roger L. Weber Donald W. Lassiter William Bowden John S. McIntosh Charles Douglas Green

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

Outreach Clinic Dates Salt Lake City

March 1, 2013 May 10, 2013 July 12, 2013 September 13, 2013 November 1, 2013

Los Angeles

March 6, 2013 September 6, 2013

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Membership 2013

January

Passed Through Unseen Portals Associated

H Dean Cantrell Harry Gene Estes George Leonard Foster Gilbert D Hill Charlie C Johnson Walter C Kelly Oscar T Lyon Jr Lyle John Morin Ralph V Packer Thomas P Stroozas Albert G Wendt John M Williams Jr Matthew C Williamson

Created James Theodor Atha Steven Aumick Roger D Bates Jr Theodore John Brownell Frank Kenneth Bump James Russell Cox Joseph R Cox Kenneth Keith Evans Ii Tracy Lynn Frazee Robert Daniel Hopper Daniel M Miller Donald M Moss Mark Allen Nestmann Joseph Newby Morey J Parrish Jr Louis Paul Percic Johnny C Portillo Mark Edward Thompson

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John D Hawk Daniel Reynolds

Demitted

Brett Dean Britton Stanley L Hughes Roger L Poole Peter J Rich

Membership Numbers Membership January 1, 2012: 1,734 Regular Members: 1,554 Associate Members: 180 Membership December 31, 2012: 1,643 Regular Members: 1,477 Associate Members: 166

February Passed Through Unseen Portals Peter T. Charno Santa Clemit Arthur F Nehill F. John Ruksnaitis John C. Sleppy

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Associated Benton L. Barnhart Samuel G. Hearing Curtis D. Iverson Maurice Joseph Riopel

Affiliated

Dr John D. Hawk Richard C. O’Neill Jefferson I. Payton

Restored James Robert Walton

Associate Members Dropped Dr. John D Hawk

Demitted Edward C Garrett David Warren Strong MD Vernon Earl West

Suspended

Donald R. Kentz

Membership Numbers Membership January 1, 2013: 1,643 Regular Members: 1,477 Associate Member: 166 Membership February 7, 2013: 1,641 Regular Members: 1,472 Associate Member: 169


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The BAND Unit is always ready to provide musical entertainment for Masonic, and non-Masonic efforts. This might just be a good way for you to show off El Zaribah to a potential member, have a good buffet dinner, and enjoy some live musical entertainment. Our Unit is open to any Shriner with an interest in the world of entertainment. John Locher is this year’s President; his phone numbers are: H: 480-926-2583 & C: 480-200-8404.

Clowns February was a slow month for the Clowns; despite it being National Clown month (you’d thought we would have been busy). The next time you are down at the temple check out the clown jewelry case. The Clowns have marked down a lot of things to make room for updated and NEW items. Keep on the lookout for what’s COMING SOON.

Culinary In an effort to to help our unit to restate and rethink our mission statement, we have come with one: To promote fun and jocularity at every

possible opportunity, and also to take all members turned away by other units. We meet at the Temple on the third Tuesday of every month, if you feel like dropping in, please do. We are looking for new members!

Updates

Shrine Band

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Desert Chariots

In the 1970’s we were formed to transport the Divan in parades, but we have only 4 buggies left and of these 2 are for sale. Over 35 years of service to El Zaribah is about ready to be closed down without an infusion of new interest in the Desert Chariots. Do you love a parade? Would n't you be excited to have a shiny buggy to drive in parades? Don't you want to hobnob with the Potentate and the Divan members? When you carry the Divan, you're always at the front of the Shriners in the parades (well, just behind the Legion of Honor) and we even have a handsome uniform to wear! If you are interested contact me at 602-740-3933 or 480-946-3533 or email me at sheilabj@cox.net, my temporary email address. Tom Johnston

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Mounted Patrol

Here’s an invitation to all of the new Nobles and ladies of El Zaribah Shrine to come to one of our monthly meetings. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month and the first time you visit, you will be our guest and your meal will be FREE! Dinner this month will be Bob’s famous Meatloaf with all of the trimmings. Director’s Staff members will have a few more surprises during this year, so join us and be part of the fun. A Red Coverall

Howdy Ya'll, Hope this finds you all well and happy. As we press on in the New Year we are striving to keep the unit and all of our activities intact. To make everything work we need everyone to pitch in whatever way you can to help make it a success. Check with one of the officers to see what chores are available. Come to the meetings, stay in touch, and let the officers know you are interested in helping. WE NEED YOU and we hope to see you at the next meeting or parade. Vaya Con Dios.

Updates

Director’s Staff

El Dulabs The El Dulabs unit is alive and well. We have even had a couple of past members come back and have added a couple of new ones. If you love to have fun and enjoy car talk, please stop by one of our meetings on the third Wednesday of each month for dinner at 6pm in the Red Fez room. We look forward to seeing you.

Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor was in the Yuma Parade and OV. We carried the 4 National Flags and had the Parade Vehicle with us.

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Oriental Band

Jerry Letterly, a life member of the Oriental Band, passed away on February 11th. According to his wife, he would have been 90 years young on his next birthday. Jerry was a past President of the Oriental band and a member of Montezuma Lodge #35. There were no services for him.


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Kudos to the members who helped us win the Food Competition at the Bash

Before the Ball! Here’s a huge welcome to our new members Don Moss and Jerry Sanford. For all new Shriners and for you old ones as well come and visit the Patrol. We meet for fellowship at 5:30 and our meeting starts at 7:00 on the first Wednesday of the month.

Roadrunners

The Roadrunners have been busy participating in the parades and have even had the privilege of carrying our Divan in some of them. We have a brand new member, Ill. Sir Hut Hutson. He has been practicing very hard to be able to be part of our parade unit.

Temple Guard January was a busy month for the Temple Guard. We held our OV and everyone had a good

time. Then we lost Art Nehill, a dear friend and hard working Noble for the Temple Guard, the Provost, and our El Zaribah Shrine. We are working on some new ideas for raising funds. I think we have a few good ideas up our sleeves, so stay tuned!! We welcome our newest member, Chuck Centers and our newest honorary member Chuck Richards. Something about the name Chuck, anyone named "Chuck" please contact the Temple Guard immediately!!

Updates

Patrol

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Apache Wells Shrine Club As usual, the April the business meeting and luncheon will be held at Apache Wells Country Club Hall on the 11th. A Steak Fry will be held in the Gazebo on the 18th starting at 5 PM.

Computer Club We have moved our meeting night to the 1st Monday of the month so note the new meeting date in the schedule of Unit & Club meeting dates. The lack of a high-speed data link in the Shrine building caused us to cancel last year’s LAN party. This cable would be beneficial for other than for the LAN party. It could be profitable for rentals, helpful for our Tele Medicine activity, and other uses as well. We will continue to pursue the availability of a high-speed data link.

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Drum & Bugle The Drum & Bugle Corps performed in Yuma for the OV. We performed our full rendition of “Anchors Away” honoring Ill. Sir, Ed Stolze. It was well received and we were happy to be there for our Yuma Shrine Clubs who do so much for us. Who knows where or when we might show up to liven things up? Sometimes the most talked about performances are the impromptu ones, so we continue our weekly practice sessions every Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm in the Band Room. Feel free to drop by and look us over any time you can. Alto Bugle

Mingus Mountain Shrine Club We are sorry to announce that we have closed our doors. Most of our members have joined the Yavapai County Shrine Club.

Mobile Nobles Shrine Club The new officers are hard at work with plans for the upcoming season. The aluminum can project is going well and we have found a number of recycling places close by which makes our delivery a lot easier. Noble Fred Shaw and the executive committee have been working hard to

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come up with ways we can be of the greatest help to our Shrine Hospital in Salt Lake City. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!!

Yavapai County Shrine Club We are Rebuilding, Renewing and Refreshing in 2013 to rebuild the leadership and membership, renew the teamwork and refresh the fellowship, camaraderie, and fun in our meetings which will have a theme and even special speakers. We are planning to be busy this year but look forward in having fun to go along with our work. To help the Nobles that can’t otherwise participate in parades, we have obtained a trailer on which they may sit or ride. Come visit us the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm for social with the meeting to follow at the Elks lodge in Prescott Valley. Call President Guinn (928227-0321) for questions and answers or Secretary Hersh at 928-642-8168.

Yuma Foothills Shrine Club

We had a great time at the Fiesta Bowl Parade and were honored to carry the four Shrine Flags and even had members riding on our Beautiful Float. We all greeted the return of Noble Ernie Hemingway at our January Stated Meeting but regret he had to return to the Hospital with an infection. The Official Visit of our Potentate was very successful and we were able to present him with a very generous donation. IT’S GRAND TO BE A SHRINER!


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Twenty-eight Nobles and Ladies attended our January 16th meeting. Members of our Club assisted Sy Harrison #70 in their Child ID program at the Payson Public Library. The library sponsored the project and it was received well by members of the community.

Daughters of the Nile Qadesh Temple No. 35, Daughters of the Nile, invites you to our annual Installation of Officers to be held on Sunday, March 17th at 2:00 PM at El Zaribah Shrine Center when Christena Weisman will be installed as Queen. It has been a busy and productive year. I know our Officers will have a great year as we celebrate 100 years of Nile.

Job’s Daughters International

Updates

Zane Grey Shrine Club

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This month Job’s Daughters around the world will honor our founder, Ethel T. Wead Mick’s birthday, more commonly known as Mother Mick. Mother Mick’s contributions to Job’s Daughters are outlined throughout our Ritual, which tells the story of Job. In March, Arizona Job’s Daughters come together to compete in Ritual work and singing. As a Bethel, we are graded as a group and individually and honored with certificates and awards based on our scores. Each Bethel’s goal is to take home the Ritual Competition and Choir Competition Trophies to showcase to our Masonic family. If you know a young lady between the ages of 9-20 who may be interested in making new friends, enjoying fun activities and building a sisterhood around the world, ask a Job’s Daughter today.

LOS

Time is flying by so fast within Sphinx Court. Reflecting back on the past 11 months we certainly have made a difference, traveling from Norfolk, Virginia to Honolulu, Hawaii while having a ton of fun. We gained terrific new members and lost a few wonderful Ladies. Working together in harmony for the Children has been our goal. To Brighten a Child's Life has been this year’s theme. Through the year we have donated time and money to help our Shrine Children with mobility; worked with Cerebral Palsy patients; and helped the Children feel that they can have meaningful relationships, families of their own, as well as gain the confidence to attend college.

Respectfully submitted, Kaitlyn Lockett Grand Bethel Junior Princess Supreme Bethel Representative Manitoba, Canada Past Honored Queen, Bethel #19

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January 25, 2013 Bash Before the Ball

January 26, 2013 Potentate’s Ball

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February 2, 2013 Mobile Nobles and Legion of Honor OV

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