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From The Potentate... Nobles and Ladies, the summer was full of events and fun. June began with all your Progressive Divan attending the Grand Lodge session in Flagstaff. At the request of MW Grand Master James Rowan, I brought greetings on behalf of all the Appendent and Concordant bodies. Congratulations to the new Most Worshipful Grand Master of AZ Masons Brook Cunningham. We had a great WSA meeting in San Ramon and participated in the Parade. July brought Imperial in Denver and El Zaribah was housed in the Hyatt Regency, the Headquarters Hotel, as was our joint WSA Hospitality Room. We were honored to have our own MW Grand Master Brook Cunningham and Lady Lynn join both El Zaribah and Sabbar Shriners for the Session. As you know, we proposed legislation that would allow El Zaribah Joint Jurisdiction in the State of Sonora, Mexico with Anezeh Shriners and it resulted in a positive vote. In August, Lady Valerie and I joined Al Bahr and their families at the “Al Bahr Shrine Camp,” located atop Mt. Laguna (elevation 6,000 ft) in the Cleveland National Forest. We learned right away that also present were other El Zaribah Shriners from the Yuma Foothills Shrine Club, Tommy & Margie Crosby and Ernie & Sally Hemmingway. What a fun time this was and we were simply treated so well by everyone. Even the children welcomed Valerie and I by “TP’ing” our cabin one night. Karaoke Night even had a performance by “The Singing Potentates.” I understand that years back, quite a few El Zaribah folks attended Shrine Camp and they’d sure like to see a lot more of us join them. They have 45 RV spaces with full hookups and several cabins for rent. While there, we attended a Ceremonial and witnessed 26 men and women become Cuzin’s during a Hillbilly Degree. They even had a Hillbilly wedding. While at Shrine Camp, Ill. Sir George Acuna of Al Bahr informed me they were conducting a Ceremonial in the City of Culiacan, State of Sinaloa, Mexico (Al Bahr has Jurisdiction there) and would be happy to include any Candidates we may have for El Zaribah from the State of Sonora. I’m proud to say I attended this Joint Ceremonial conducted in Spanish, where we took in 11 new El Zaribah Shriners. Say, when you see our Recorder Ill. Sir Jack Garrett, ArSupport Our Advertisers
turo, Juan and Fernando, say thanks to them. There had been discussion of replacing the soundproof wall panels in the auditorium. This would have cost approximately $40,000. Instead, Arturo, Juan and Fernando removed each of the panels, steamed out the wrinkles and replaced them on the walls. This cost $2,000. Thank you gentlemen, for saving us $38,000. Speaking of Imperial Sessions, at the 2010 Imperial in Toronto, a resolution was passed to officially replace our name, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. It was replaced with a much shorter name and definitely more fitting (since we now have Shrine Temples throughout the world) – we’re now known as Shriners International. We have more events coming up this month that provide fun and fellowship. Friday Sept. 9th is our way of saying welcome back from the summer, with the “Cheeseburger In Paradise” Jimmy Buffet Party. Saturday the 10th is our Chief Rabban’s Cigar Night which looks to be a very enjoyable evening and of course, our Shrine Circus the following weekend. The last weekend of the month is the 100 Hole Golf Marathon and we hope we get a lot of participation in that. The Most Worshipful Grand Master’s granted us permission to form a Masonic Degree Team. At this time there’s a backlog of Candidates waiting to take their degrees into Masonry and this would be a great help to the Lodges as well as being beneficial to El Zaribah. I’m putting out the call for volunteers to form this Degree Team and ask that you reply to me at your earliest convenience. Remember the fun time available on the upcoming Pote’s Trip. Only 12 rooms are left for this trip to historic Nashville, TN and Gaylord’s Opryland Resort. Departing Sat., Oct. 1st, we’ll arrive Nashville mid-afternoon then to Opryland Resort via buses. Just minutes from downtown Nashville, Opryland Resort’s recognized worldwide for its extraordinary service, luxurious accommodations and first-class entertainment. Flyers and further information are available on the El Zaribah web site, www.el-zaribah.org. Southwest Airlines is running special rates right now for you to take advantage of. Yours In The Faith, Tom Calvin, Potentate 2011 “Havin’ Fun, Gettin’ It Done” September 2011 / Arabian Tales 3
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Recorder’s Message... Nobles, when we use the phrase, “the Temple will be dark during June, July and August,” it doesn’t mean your Temple staff isn’t busy. Some of the upgrades include new paint colors in the East Entrance Hall and both bathrooms. Replacement of the large water heater on the second floor and new chairs in the Conference Room were also accomplished this summer. Thanks to Dave Scrimager for improving and revamping the sound system in the Red Fez and Auditorium. Thanks to the advice of Larry Hauptman, the coverings on the auditorium wall sound panels were
reconditioned and treated to tighten the loose fabric. Fernando, Arturo and Juan did all this work. Replacement of these panels would have cost about $40,000, so these gentlemen saved us about $38,000. The crew also cleaned all the outside areas around the building in the 109-degree weather. Since the May issue of the Arabian Tales regarding the appropriate forms to be completed and submitted for all Fund-Raising, the requests are being received in the proper order. Thanks to all you Nobles! If you haven’t paid for the Lake Havasu Ceremonial, please call the Shrine Office (602-231-0300). Yours in the Faith, Jack M. Garrett, PP, Recorder
From the Recorder’s Office... IMPERIAL ELECTION REGULATIONS Article 25, Section 325.11 Election Regulations Officers; Their Election or Appointment (a) Electioneering. A candidate for an elected office in a Shrine Temple may print, publish, and circulate during the year he is seeking the elected office, a resume consisting of his educational background, his vocational history, and his Masonic and Shrine record. Except as provided in the prior sentence, the printing, publication, circulating or distribution of resolutions, letters, telegrams, tickets, email or other devices, by a unit, club, Noble, or group of Nobles, suggesting, recommending, opposing, or containing the names of proposed candidates for office in the temple is prohibited. (b) Expenditures Prohibited. The expenditure of money for gifts, favors, or entertainment on behalf of a candidate for elected office is prohibited. (c) Violation. For any violation of (a) or (b), the Imperial Potentate may suspend any offending Nobles, and he may declare the election of the officers void and order a new election.
Nobles – we have Insurance Identification Cards for the following Parade vehicles or trailers bearing these VINs, and no idea which unit or Club owns them. Please check your Parade trailers & vehicles then contact the Recorder’s Office (602231-0300) so we can get these Insurance Identification Cards to the proper groups. Description: 1982 Homemade Flatbed VIN #: AZ82611 Description: 1987 National VIN #: 1JJV482V6HL112188 Description: 1955 Flaming VIN #: A31L17 Description: 1978 Homemade VIN #: AZ53908 Description: 1976 Homemade VIN #: AZ42558 Thank you for your attention to this matter. Jack M. Garrett, PP, Recorder
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September 1st Is Your Due Date for the October Issue of the Arabian Tales editor’s Corner... Some years ago when I was in business and self-employed, I didn’t want nor could I justify the expense of having a computer. I settled for more conventional means of marketing and communication. Finally, it got to a point where just about all my business contacts, both suppliers and customers, were using computers and email to operate. It was time to “get with it!!” My office found using computers s-o-o-o much better than how we’d been operating before. Everything happened so much faster and more efficiently. Any errors were found quickly and corrected. Why had I waited? There are still many of our Masonic and Shrine family who aren’t yet using this wonderful, thrilling (and sometimes frustrating!) way to communicate. If this is you, please consider how easily everyone else can get information TO you and more importantly, FROM you. There are so many good reasons to “Be On Line.” I recommend talking to members of the El Zaribah Shrine Computer Club. They can help you determine what you’ll need and help you get started. Fred Wulff, Editor
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...uniformed units... Clowns...
Welcome back from the dark into the light. Desert Chariots is up and When it’s 110 degrees here in the desert many El Zaribah members seek out cooler weather and the Clowns are running full blast! Our Pres. Big Dave Gossen’s doing a great job this year no different. Many of the Clowns are scat- and we all thank him. Now, down to business guys! Our Unit tered throughout the world and as our desert temperatures start to decrease, we’re at- consists of 8 great guys and their Chariots. tracted back to this oasis of Phoenix for its The decorated Chariots receive a lot of atwarmth of the winter sun, the friendships and tention in the Parades where we carry the Brotherhood we all share. Welcome back to Divan. We’d love to grow our numbers this year to at least twelve Chariots. all those returning from their travels. The Chariots, in case you’re wondering, The Clowns are gearing up for the 2011 Shrine Circus. We’re excited to be a part of this annual event and we hope to see all of you there. It’s are street legal dune buggy convertibles. Why walk when you can ride! our time to show the Valley of the Sun that El Zaribah Shriners are more You can own a street legal convertible Chariot for around $3500. We can than men who wear the little red fez. It’s a great time to share our Broth- help you find the right Chariot for you. Just join us for our monthly meeterhood we have as Masons, the ability to have fun as Shrine Masons ing that begins at 5:30 prior to each Stated Meeting. Ladies are always welcome. If you’d like more information, please contact Jim (928-970and to share our story of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. I’m requesting that if you’re not currently active in our Shrine and you 1903) or Mike (480-495-9505). Hope to see you soon! want to find a place to fit in, think about coming out to the Clown monthly meeting and checking us out (1st Monday of the month - 6 pm for Dutch treat dinner in the Red Fez; the meeting starts at 7 pm in the Clown Director’s staff... room). It’s hard to believe but here we are in September with events and acWe’re starting to grow in numbers and we could still use more new members, and I don’t just mean new to the world of Shrinedom. Pull out tivities kicking off the Fall season. Circus is coming very fast. From the Director’s Staff point of view, it’s a busy time. Lots of work your fez, dust it off and come on out! We’re not going to ask questions to do in support of Past Pote Jack and Noble Bob; howabout why you haven’t been around, we’re only going to ask what you ever, like always, we’ll be there to help. Oh, you say you want to get do to become an active member in the Clown Unit. don’t see us that much? Well, we’re just that good supBut as usual this is just one Clown’s opinion. port team that works behind the scenes and gets the BB Clown aka Sir Knight Douglas Fry, 32° job done, that’s what the guys in the “Red Coveralls” are all about. To help you find us, the guys will make a point to be seen a bit more this year in a manner that’s Culinary... easier to recognize us. Keep an eye out for us! Well, summer’s winding down, the temperatures will be moderating By the way, if you’ve ever thought about joining us, now’s a great time and the lights are coming on at El Zaribah. It’s time to get back into the to see and experience what the Unit’s about at its best. We have a steady swing of things and keep the chow lines moving. The Unit and Club meet- addition of new members, but there’s room for more and again from our ings are on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00, and a few servers are point of view, we’re sure you won’t regret it. needed around 4:30. The Stated Meetings Right behind the Circus comes our next meeting on Sept. 28th. This are on the 2nd Wednesday at 7:00, and a full will be a fun meeting as the Director’s Staff plans for the Lake Havasu crew is needed to set up around 4:30 and Ceremonial. Not going to talk much about that this month, but get ready start serving at 5:30. Be sure to come to the and make it a great experience for everyone. An ‘ol red coverall Unit meetings on the 3rd Tuesday or Thursday, to be announced, where serious matters of great importance will be discussed. The Shrine Circus will be Sept. 16th-18th, with a short Parade on the 17th. There will be other opportunities to help out at the Circus as well. There’s also a Parade in Pinetop on Sept. 24th. There are many other activities and opportunities this month, so be sure to check the calendar to see how active a Shriner you can be. There are other things to remember in September. Sept. 11th is Patriots Day, World Trade Center Remembrance Day. Sept. 17th is Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. I’ll certainly make every effort to celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day on Sept. 12th. I’m looking forward to seeing you soon. Trubble, Choo-Choo, Ike, Teddybear, Z Klown, Skeeter, AH, Ralph Jones, Scribe Clippity Clop, Curry, Spilteews, Chick Pea, BB, Hey Hey, Boxcar Bob
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Legion of honor...
Well, another HOT summer’s over, sort of, and we El Dulabs are looking forward to enjoying what’s left of this year… The cool part. Our small but mighty Unit’s been keeping our old and classic cars clean and polished for all the remaining El Zaribah Parades and events. The good news is we still have room for some “new” members in our Unit. Don’t forget; if you have an old or classic car, are planning to get one or just like to ride, you need to join us, the El Dulabs. Become “MOTORVATED” and help El Zaribah by being active and seen in our Parades. Howard Goldman, Pres.
A long hot summer with little rain… Someone said they saw a mosquito carrying a canteen and a tree chasing a dog! Oh well, let’s move on. Not a lot of action since our May article. May Stated Meeting Color Guard was McCullough, Scrimager and Johnston with support from LOH members Wax, Tutell, Massey, Hagenian, and Mike Folker. Prescott Valley Parade marchers were Wax, Hettervik and Johnston with LOH members Hagenian, Butler and Massey doing their things. We also had two visiting Shriners from Aleppo Shrine riding our trailer. They were Ralph and Charles Jones. Always nice to have visitors take part in our Parades. The Legion of Honor Unit consists of Nobles who have served honorably or are currently members of the armed forces of their country. It’s an Honor to belong to the Legion of Honor Unit. You served your country and now have the opportunity to serve the Shrine and have fun at the same time. We lead the El Zaribah Shrine Parades, present the Colors at Stated Meetings and various other functions as requested by the Illustrious Sir. Nobles, those of you with computers and access to the Internet can access the Legion of Honor Web Page at: http://members.cox.net/johnston30/ for information regarding Legion of Honor Scheduled Functions. Eligible Nobles and their Ladies are invited to check us out and attend our 6:00 pm dinner meeting held the 3rd Monday of the month. The business meeting is in the LOH Room at the Auditorium at 7:00 pm each month except June, July and August. Scribe - PC/Adj./Fin. Officer Virgil Johnston
Greeters... What a shock and pleasant surprise it was when my wife and I were walking around one Sunday afternoon in Coronado, CA. Out of the blue standing before us were Gary and Beverly Stewart. They were spending a little time at their local residence and decided to stroll thru one of the many city parks. Talk about a small world. Kendall and Marilyn Smith, former Imperial Beach residents, returned with their son Steve, his wife Jen and the grandchildren for a short vacation. After learning that Steve would soon become one of El Zaribah’s new Shriners, I took advantage of the moment to acquaint Steve with the Greeters Unit before he becomes “protected” from Unit Recruiters for the one-year “hands off” period. In all honesty, whatever El Zaribah Unit is fortunate enough to land him as a member will be very lucky, as he appears to be a fine person and, of course, he does come from good stock. We were also privileged to spend some time with Bob and Dodie Richmond who were in the San Diego area visiting their grandson Rian, a Navy Seal, and his family. Rian took time from his duties as an instructor to give us a tour of the Seal’s training facilities. Wow! Talk about an impressive group of young men. Paula and Chuck Richards just returned from their extended vacation at their son’s ranch in Northern Utah. While visiting there, they traveled to see friends who own a cabin in the heart of the Montana Rockies. It appears as though they could have enough background information to keep us all listening intently to many stories. Until next month……
Motorcycles... Well, it seems we all made it through another Arizona summer. Our members have been keeping busy and traveling. In June, Tom Ritter was a road guard for the “Run for the Wall” and Jim Reid and Buzzy Busswell trailered their bikes to the event. Dana and Stephanie Dobson spent some serious time in the saddle. Wilkie will be riding all over and around Michigan. A few of our guys have been helping out the Patriot Guard Riders locally. All in all, we’ve put a lot of miles on our bikes all summer long. Parade wise, some braved the weather and attended the August Doin’s Rodeo Roundup Parade in Payson. This year they also are celebrating the 127th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo. The “Minnesota Boys” will be back soon and we hope they bring some of that cooler weather with them. I know there will be many additional stories to share (all TRUE, of course). Please join us at our next meeting Thursday, Sept. 8th, as we make plans for the rest of the year. Mike O, EZMC VP
Some of the El Dulab members
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...uniformed units... Oriental band...
The Oriental Band was dark for the summer months but there was still some activity. On June 18th, we participated in the Prescott Valley Parade with our float (see picture). Riding on the float were Gene Terrell on the bass drum, Hank Johnson on the blocks and Bob Beffel on the Musette. In addition to the Prescott Valley Parade, Bob Beffel was in Denver during the Imperial Session and represented El Zaribah in the Imperial Parade on the 4th of July. Bob got to meet many other Oriental Bands during the Parade lineup and compare notes (mental as well as musical). We’re looking forward to kicking off the Fall season and attending as many Parades as possible. Come join us for a practice on Tuesday night in the Band Room and try on an oriental instrument for fun. SC
I can’t believe September is here already! Back to the busy schedule of Shrine Activities. The Temple Guard weekend at Munds Park and the CornFest went well. The Stated Meetings and the Shrine Circus are coming up fast. I have the parking passes for the Circus; see me at the Stated Meeting. Looking forward to Ladies Night October 18th. Also the Past Captain’s Dinner in the Red Fez room November 15th. The Temple Guard is sponsoring a trip to the Mazatzal Casino on Sunday, October 23rd. See our ad on page 5.
Patrol... Because of circumstances beyond our control we weren’t able to complete the 2nd “Patrol Pin Table” prior to the end of the summer break. Now that things are kind of back to normal, we’ll start scheduling work parties (oxymoron?) to finish that project. Most of our members have returned from holiday and we’re looking forward to the Shrine activities that lie ahead. We pray everyone is returning in good health and spirit. This month is the Shrine Circus. We’ll need all hands to help take tickets for each and every performance, as well as bring the bicycles to the center ring during intermission. Next month is the Lake Havasu Ceremonial, to be held at the new location, where we’ll be selling Shrine western hats and fez cases. And of course there are the Parades that make us visible and help us get out the word as to what Shrine Masons are all about. The Patrol’s excited to get back to work and look forward to seeing all the Nobility at the Stated Meeting Wednesday, September 14th. Fred Wulff, Capt.
Transportation... Wow, does time fly! It seems as though we get a little break and off we go on the road again. Well, let me try and bring you up to date as best I can. The first part of the year the Black Camel paid us some very unwanted visits. Please Brothers, take a short time to say a small prayer for them and their families. We finished the first half of the Parades in good shape, Prescott being the last, and we just finished Payson. Looking forward to Pinetop and Havasu to finish out another great year for us. While I’m on the subject, we do have a couple of cars for sale so there are vehicles for our new members. Speaking of new members, our Unit members are ecstatic to have our Past Pote joining us. Welcome Phil, and do enjoy that Basha’s rig - it’s a pleasure to have you. Please remember we need all of the help selling tickets on Friday night for the Shrine Circus, note that on your calendar, make it a point to be there and check with our Pres. to see when the cars Parade. As you’re all aware, we in Transportation are one of our Temple’s mainstay Units. We’ve always made Parades with great attendance and I’m positive we’ll continue. Realizing not all of us can always make all of them; just try is all the Unit needs. As for the meetings, for years they’ve always been on the 1st Wed. of the month at 7 pm except when we go dark. I’m asking you to set aside one night a month for all of us together as a Unit, and brotherly love. In short Man-up and Show-up. Always at your service.
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Friday, Nov. 4th The Oriental Band in the Prescott Valley Parade
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...Shrine Clubs... Apache Wells... Welcome back, Shriners. Not much going on at the Club this month. We do, however, have a Steak Fry at the Apache Wells Gazebo on the 22nd at 5 pm. Bring your own service, a potluck dish, drinks, and come on out. As a heads up, October starts the monthly luncheon and meeting. It is on the 13th at Apache Hall, starting at 12:30. There also will be a Steak Fry on the 20th at 5 pm in the Gazebo. Hope to see you there. Jack Roberts, Club Scribe
Casa Grande... There’s not much going on here since we’ve been on recess and most of our members are gone for the summer. Some are back already; they said they were cold and came back to get warm. There’s been some sickness this summer. Hal Williamson had a blood clot but he’s doing good now; Donna Williamson had back surgery and is doing very good now. Ben and Merridy Barnhart had a Christmas in July party with adult drinks and a great turkey dinner for all. We’re waiting for the snowbirds to come home so we can get something going again. Red and Deb Klinedinst hosted a get together Aug. 21st at their home in Casa Grande. Ken Karnes, Sec.
Computer... We invite members of El Zaribah and their Ladies with an interest in computing to visit our Club meetings. Ladies attend and participate along with their Noble. The Club meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm except June, July, and August. Many of us meet for dinner in the Red Fez room prior to the meeting. Plan to come to our September meeting, bringing expertise, software problems or hardware problems. That way you can have computer fun as we move into the Fall and Winter activities. A lot of good information is presented at each of our meetings. Don’t be shy about bringing your problems for us to work on. There are no dumb questions, as the answer to what might be thought dumb is what several members wanted to ask but were shy or perhaps had a problem expressing it. Sometimes the answer to your question brings questions in related areas from other members. We spend little time with administrative action and most talking or working with computers. If you have a computer problem that requires bringing in your computer do not hesitate to do that. In early June, the Club was host to a very successful LAN Party. Details of this successful and profitable endeavor will be presented at the September meeting.
The Computer Club has a Web Page that can be accessed at: http://members.cox.net/computerclub/ It can also be accessed from the El Zaribah Web Page link. The Computer Club Web Page contains links to other web sites that provide useful information for the use of computers. Check these links out and see what they offer. Virgil Johnston, Club Sec.
Drum & bugle Corps... Welcome back from the summer! The Drum & Bugle Corps took the months of June and July off from all meetings and practices, but got started right up after that. We performed both days at the CornFest in late August. We hope you were able to see us one or both of the days as we performed a Military Tribute that was enjoyed by all. Plus we again included some numbers we’ve never performed before. We had a lot of fun learning and performing them for you. The Drum & Bugle Corps plans to be active in September with performances at the Shrine Circus on September 17th and perhaps again in Show Low on Sept. 23rd-24th. We hope to see many of you there. Now for a short music lesson: Our Bugle Section has often been asked why we play trumpets in the Drum & Bugle Corps. In fact, they aren’t trumpets, but are Bugles. The earliest bugles were made with no valves, used primarily in the Military. These bugles were made in the key of Concert G. Gradually, bugles came to include a single valve, some to lower the tone by a half step and some to raise the tone by a full step. Later, bugles were made including 2 or 3 valves and are used in the exact manner as that of a trumpet. But in all cases, the bugle remained in the key of Concert G, which is what now defines the instrument as a bugle. A trumpet is in the key of Concert B Flat. Another interesting note is that Concert Band instruments vary in that some are in the key of Concert B Flat, some may be E Flat or F. But in a Bugle Corps, all horns are in Concert G, including the Soprano, Alto, Baritone, French Horn, Bass, and Contrabass. Until next time, Alto Bugle
Newly Created Nobles at the April Ceremonial
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...Shrine Clubs... hi Country Rebels...
El Zaribah Shrine had a nice presence at the Prescott Valley Parade. The Hi Country Rebels newest member, Len Wood Jr, showed off his ‘32 Roadster. After the Parade, the Hi Country Rebels and Transportation Unit had a cookout at Len Wood Sr. home. Good Parade, good food, and good fellowship. Everyone went home happy.
The Provost Club’s first meeting of the 2011 – 2012 season will be Sept. 8th. Please plan to attend. We’ll be discussing and voting on the new By-Laws. Points to Ponder: “I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma” Eartha Kitt Provost Club Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month. You’re invited to join us in the Red Fez room at 5:00 for dinner and fellowship prior to the 6:30 pm meeting. Please come join us. Words of Wisdom: “If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren’t well enough to travel” Mobile Nobles... Sir Vivian Fuchs Nobles, Lynn and I had a safe and sunny drive back to Edson, Alberta. The Provost Club motto is “Protecting and serving the Shrine” and our We stopped in Salt Lake Wed. April 13th, visited the Shriners Children’s mission is “To provide security at the Temple events and assist the PoHospital and had a wonderful tour of the entire system. Our tour guides tentate as requested.” were Wesley Bradley (Chief Procurement Officer), Launa Turnbow, (AsJoin us if you’re interested working as security for your Shrine. Please sociate Dir. of Development) and Elizabeth contact Captain Don Obara (480-361-6339). The uniforms will be supMcCaughey (PR). At this time, I had plied by the Provost Club, you’ll be working with experienced officers and the honor to present another donation check I’m sure you’ll find your participation very rewarding. on behalf of El Zaribah’s Mobile Nobles to the Scribe, Don Obara, email@example.com Hospital for the orthopedic shoe program. The pictures are of the presentation, a bed with the pillow speaker/control and the control on the side bar, and a picture of Noble Fred Shaw and Lady Lynn next to one of the 22 new TV/DVD players the Mobile Nobles gave for each of the children’s rooms last Dec. Yours in the Faith, Fred Shaw, Treas.
Presentation of a check on behalf of El Zaribah’s Mobile Nobles to the Hospital for the orthopedic shoe program
Hi Country Rebels Newest member, Len Wood Jr. shines up his ‘32 roadster for the Prescott Valley Parade
a bed with the pillow speaker/control and the control on the side bar
Noble Fred Shaw and Lady Lynn next to one of the 22 new TV/DVD players the Mobile Nobles gave for each of the children’s rooms last Dec.
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...Shrine Clubs... White Mountain...
White Mountain Shrine Club participated in the Show Low 4th of July Parade again this year. We only had 3 members on the trailer, but we were represented and got a good review. We also held “Worm Races” in May at the Lion’s Den in Pinetop and at RT’s Black Bull in Show Low August. They were fun events and we sold some T-Shirts and Vidalia Onions at the same time. Upcoming September events are the Show Low Jordan’s Family Circus on Tuesday, Sept. 11th. We’ll be there to welcome attendees at both 4:00 and 7:30 pm performances. This is one of our largest fund-raisers on the mountain. Most importantly, we have our OV of Ill. Sir Tom Calvin following the Pinetop/Lakeside Parade on Saturday, Sept. 24th. The Parade lines up at 8:00 behind the Post Office in Pinetop and steps off at 9:00 am. It goes from Compass Bank to Blue Ridge High School, about 1 1/4 miles. This year the OV Luncheon will be held at the Show Low Elks Lodge about 11:45 am, following the Parade. We’ll have our own bar. Lunch will consist of an 8 oz. Special Sirloin Steak with salad, baked potato, ranch beans and a roll. Cost for this will be $18 per person including tax and tip. There’ll be large boneless chicken breasts available for those who prefer white meat instead. The dining room can accommodate over 100 people, so come and enjoy the festivities. Elks Lodge is located at 805 E. Whipple, Show Low. We also intend to have another “Worm Race” competition at the hospitality room following the OV. Rooms are available Fri. & Sat. nights at the Day’s Inn on the Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, through PP Jack Garrett, Recorder, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (602-231-0300). Rates are $65.46 per night including tax. Get your reservations in now. Come and enjoy our cool weather! Dick Doane, Prez
For information: Pres. Gary Steeves (307-689-0774). One Club member we’re justly proud of is Most Worshipful Jack Anderson, Past Grand Master of Montana, plus he is an AH-SO-GRATE hamburger griller in our Shriner Diners Unit! Most Worshipful Jack’s one of the 21 members of the Board of Directors for the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA. Only Past Grand Masters are eligible for this office. The Pres. of this Board whom I’m privileged to know is Anthony “Tony” Wardlow, Past Pote of Ben Ali Shrine Temple and Past Grand Master of CA. George Washington was made a Mason in Fredericksburg Lodge Nov. 4, 1752, passed to the Degree of Fellow-Craft Mar. 3, 1753 and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason Aug. 4, 1753. Brother Washington is the Hero who as General led our troops in the long difficult war against the British giving us freedom and these United States. On April 30, 1789 with his right hand raised and his left hand resting upon a Holy Bible borrowed from St. John’s Masonic Lodge, Brother Washington was inaugurated as our first President while also holding office as the Worshipful Master of Alexandria Masonic Lodge. After his death the Lodge was renamed Alexandria Washington Lodge No. 22 by the Grand Lodge of VA. Most Worshipful Jack Anderson advises, “All Mason’s should visit and support this Memorial to THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY!” For more interesting Masonic information, see “George Washington Masonic Memorial” on the web. Note: Our snowbird Nobles are arriving back in Yuma Daily. May the good Lord help us to serve needy children! IT’S GRAND TO BE A SHRINER! Joe Elleard, news writer
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Zane Grey Shrine Club had their monthly meetings in June and July with a good turnout. On Aug. 19th, we had our annual Golf Tournament. August 20th after the Rodeo Parade, we had our OV, hosted by Dean Bulkley and Lady Orabelle at their home. We hope to have pictures of these events in the October Arabian Tales. We’ve had a great summer and are ready for El Zaribah’s Unit/Club, Stated Meetings and other activities starting in September. The Zane Grey Shrine Club monthly dinner and meeting is on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Tiny’s Restaurant, Payson, 600 E. Highway 260. Dress is casual with Fez. Social Hour is from 5-6 pm, followed by dinner and then the meeting. When you want to escape the hustle of the Valley or need to get away and relax, come to Payson for some small town hospitality. Payson is just 1 1/2 hours northeast of Phoenix on highway 87 in the beautiful Rim Country of Central Arizona. Please join us if you’re in Payson when the Zane Grey SC is meeting.
At the Bash After the Clash
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...Circus Dads & Moms... Ill. Sir Tom Calvin would like to thank the following Nobles and Ladies who donated $100 or more to the Shrine Circus, thereby becoming CIRCuS VIP MEMBERS:
Nancy Bossert James J Pate Mark L Brown Thomas G Drey Burton Kruglick Richard Fasano Jack M Wade Michael Clarke Kenneth M Noll Robert C Gregory Kenneth P Braun William L Baran Franklin A Vasos Wendell W Rote, Jr Eldred Johnson Charlie C Johnson
Kenneth G Lyberg Michael J Osland Charles E Hudson James G Thomas Robert W Neely III Phoenix Scottish Rite Michael Meier Jack F McCleary Carl B Warren W R LaVerne Lanny B Kee Douglas B Skowron Robert N Moore James A Osman, Jr Philip Houghton, PP
ALPHABETICAL CIRCuS DADS/MOMS AS OF 08/20/11: Acheson, F John Alvestad, Richard C Amick, Paul D Babbitt, Chuck T Babcock, William E Babcock, William L Baker, William A Baldwin, Robert E Barlow, Ernest L Barnes, William E Barnhart, John P Bartlett, Malcolm J Bauman, Richard D Becker, Mathis Beffel, Robert R Behl, Michael J Bell, Richard B Bennett, Fred L Bennett, Robert S Beresic, John I Bernhardt, Donn E Bielsky, Alfred G Bobo, Wayne L Bohlman, Herbert M Bolton, Christopher D Bolvin, Herbert E Bradley, James P Bristol, Charles P Britton, Paul D Brooker, Rodney R Brooks, John M Butler, Gary H Cabrera, Manuel V Calvin, Thomas W Cantrell, H Dean Cardona, Tom Carpenter, Peter R Carroll, Geniece Case, Norman Castleman, William D
Christy, Martin L Claxton, Margarete Clay, Priscilla Cohen, Lance A Cook, Jack E Cooper, Terry L Costes, Richard B Cronin, James A Cunningham, David B Curry, Gregg M Cutler, William R Dahl, Harvey O Davis, Philip R DeMarchand, Michael Demmon, Wesley I DePape, Charles N DeRosa, Francis D Dye, Alan S Elmasian, Edward Elvers, Paul W Fain, Norman W II Fellows, Ralph M Fenno, Michael D Fiebig, Harry G Flom, Maynard J Foncannon, Ronald W Frantz, Alvin C French, Donald C Fry, Harry G Frye, Don E Gammel, Walter A Garrett, Vada Genet, Robert I Gibboney, M Dean Gillespie, Herbert Goodman, James F Gough, Norman Granville, A Martin Graves, Robert E Gray, Robert J Jr
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Green, Charles D Greenwell, Carl Grenz, Michael Grice, Raymond E Grimm, Junior H Gruhlke, Dee Gumbert, William R Gunther, Russell J PP Hagan, Alfred J Hale, Jack D Haley, Billy R Hampton, Jerry L Hansen, Gordon H PP Harkleroad, Gregory P Harman, LeRoy L Harpham, Virgil L Harris, Roy H III Harter, Richard M Hartrick, Alan L Hatton, Michael P Hawkins, Carldon S Hawkins, Kevin Hawkinson, Wayne E Hayduke, Nicholas D Heenan, William D Hendricks, Robert J Hepburn, William T Heskett, John F Hill, Gilbert D Hineman, Barbara Holz, John C Honea, John R Hops, Robert G Horn, Thomas R Hovde, Phillip C Huddleston, Henry W Hulse, Richard R Hunt, Edward E Isaacs, Joan James, Loren J
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Gary D Stewart Leon D Bess James A Tollefson Jill Thomas Robert W Mead James C Reid III Burel D Carney John R Hayes Sandy Hangleitner Russell Hinkle, PP Richard C Wall David L Curry Jeffrey A Cutler Ron Randleman, PP Kenneth D Simon
Martin, Marion Matheny, Joseph L Mather, George S Mavroudis, John A May, Donald R Mayette, Charles E McCoy, Charles W McCullough, Paul K McHugh, Joseph K McNichols, John P McQueen, G Michael Mead, JF Meighan, Robert J Metcalf, William T Miller, James G Jr Mitchell, Kenneth L Moore, M Kent MD Moulder, James H Moyer, Warren M Mueller, Fritz P Mullins, Trudy Mundy, Aubrey J Munroe, Richard C Murphy, T Hardy Musgrave, James A Nafziger, James A Neal, Ronald R Neely, Willard R Nelson, Paul D Nicholson, Roger T Sr Niziolek, Gerald D Odom, Jesse M Packer, Ralph V Papa, Ken M Paselk, Fred W Pembroke, Daniel J Jr Perea, Erminio M Peterson, Richard I Phillips, O Melvin Pitts, James E Pledger, Jack R Plummer, EM
Mary Lou Salyer Michael T Butler Bruce A Helm H Dean Bulkley Don A Hettervik Jack M Garrett, PP Michael Simonson J “Hut” Hutson Jean Glover Robert Drizigacker Vernon G Robins Ronald C Butler Paul “Pat” Brendle James G Miller, PP Ronald B Miller
Poage, James A Poulson, Ronald S Pritchett, Bonnie E Prust, Zenas A Putnam, Merrill D PP Ramirez, Jose S Rash, Alan V Reece, James C Reid, Thomas A Resnikoff, Harold J Rich, Peter J Richards, Thane M Rickard, Thomas E Rinehart, James E Rivetna, Phiroz D Roberts, Jack H Robinson, James S Rogers, Frederick M Rosson, Wade H Rumsey, Dale M Russell, Richard H PP Rye, Robert B Sahadi, Daniel C Sailor, Loren T Sammarco, Victor H Sands, Andrew R Sanford, Gerald D Scarborough, Joe A Schenk, Olin H Schwarz, Edward A Schweitzer, Harold P Scrimager, David A Seff, Michael R Seplak, Keith M Sharpe, Norman R Sheldon, Thomas E Sherburne, Earl L Jr Sherman, Seymour J Sillyman, Wayne F Silvis, Duane C Simes, Arthur F Smethurst, Floyd L
Smith, Darrell D MD Smith, Guy L Jr Snider, Richard A MD Spaulding, Philip L Spooler, John D St John, John L Stanton, Jack E Staweke, Harold J Stewart, Ray H Stewart, Will J III Stoddard, Willis J Stouffer, Clarence A Stringfellow, Charles E Swan, Ronald E Sweetman, Thomas B Taylor, George C Tench, James N Terrell, Amos E Thompson, Twile O Turney, Arthur R Upton, Robert D Voight, Wally Wadsworth, Brian O Ward, Dillis E Washum, Donald L Watkins, Don R Weatherly, Carl G Weber, Roger L Wessler, Edward D Whitaker, Richard D White, Judy White, Milton E White, Robert E White, Sherwin S White, Wilkie E Wickham, Glenn E Widener, Leland D Wilcox, Jewell Williamson, William H Woodfill, Gary D Yacoub, Shaker
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Masquerade Ball Saturday, Oct. 29th 6 pm $50 per person Shrine Auditorium Dinner 7 pm Dancing 8 pm Ballroom Dancing Victorian Theme Masks Required
For Reservations call Shrine Office 602-231-0300
...Ladies Organizations... Aramel...
Ladies Oriental shrine...
Aramel will be meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning Sept. 21st at 11:30 am at the Shrine Center. There are many MANY Ladies involved with various organizations at the Shrine Center who, we feel, in honor to their husband’s many hours of work for the children, would like to continue being involved. This is one way - maybe the BEST way - to stay involved! We meet once each month (except June, July and August). Please call Pres. Joy Weaver (480-926-6809), VP Bonnie Kennington (602-9953094) or Treas. Julia Ayers (623-476-5994) to make a reservation for lunch with the Aramel Ladies. Let us hear from you! Please come join Aramel and bring some exciting ideas. For those of you who may not know, Past Potentate Paul Younker started our Aramel Club and Lady Alice belonged for many years. We feel he would be proud to know HIS Club is still functioning!
It’s been a long, hot summer but we’re back and ready to start working for the KIDS! We started our summer with a really successful golf tournament, then traveled to Sarasota, FL, for our annual Grand Council meet - what a wonderful time we had there. Now, we’re done with three months of “dark” time and are raring to go! Our first Court meeting is Sept. 26th at El Zaribah Shrine. We serve dinner at 5:30 followed by Court at 7 pm. On October 9th we’ll hold our Fall Membership Tea at 2 pm at El Zaribah. If your Lady hasn’t joined LOS yet, be sure to encourage her to contact one of our members so she can join us in the fun of working for the children. Our Ceremonial, where we induct our new Candidates, will be held November 19th. More about that in a later issue. We’re going to Portland, OR, for our annual Western Area Unit Meet (WAOUM). We always have a marvelous time at this meet; it’s a chance to catch up with friends around the country and pick up new and different ideas about how to help the KIDS! We have a couple of GREAT fund-raisers you’ll definitely want to take advantage of! First is an awesome opportunity to own $500 by spending only $5 per ticket. AND we still have some of wonderful LOS Cookbooks for sale for only $15 apiece. We’ve had wonderful feedback on these and if you don’t already have one, see any LOS member and she’ll either get one for you or tell you who to talk to in order to get one. They make wonderful gifts!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are ill and have lost loved ones. HUGS, Lady Janet Mielke, High Priestess, 2011-12
Daughters of the Nile... Qadesh Temple No. 35 would like to announce that membership in our Order has been extended to include young women of 18 years of age who are majority members in good standing of a Masonic related organization for girls. We’ll be holding a Prospective Princess Party at the home of Bobbie Balthazor, Past Queen, on Saturday, September 24th, from 1:00-3:00 pm and the dress is casual (no jeans, please). The address is 5915 E Woodridge Drive, Scottsdale. Please call Bobbie (602-237-5526) by Sept. 20th for reservations. We had an enjoyable trip to our Supreme Session in Tampa, FL. The tour of our Shriners Hospital was inspiring and enjoyable. We also received Five Supreme Appointees for the ensuing year. Queen Betty Ann Stockton
Calling All Widows Of Shriners Are You Interested in Meeting Other Shrine Widows? Are You Interesting in Having a Good Time? Are You Interested in Good Food? Come to the Aramel Widows Lunch
11:30 am at the Shrine Center For Reservations: Pres. Joy Weaver 480-926-6809 VP Bonnie Kennington 602-995-6809 Treas. Julia Ayers 623-476-5994
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...Noble of the Month, Clinic News & Transportation Donations... Noble of The MoNTh - PAT McNichols Born in IL, Pat McNichols graduated with a degree in Occupational Safety Engineering. He worked for Lumberman’s Underwriting as a District Engineer after college and took a transfer to the Valley in 1984. Pat accepted a position with CNA Insurance in ‘90 and worked his way up to his current position, Asst. VP of Risk Control. His territory’s the Western US working with a wide range of companies to minimize fire loss and employee injury. He’s a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor and Construction Risk Insurance Specialist. He’s also a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Pat’s been married to his lovely wife Miki for the past 22 years. You can also see Miki spending many hours around El Zaribah working with different fund-raisers and helping set up various brunches, etc. Pat’s a member of Thunderbird Lodge #15 and joined El Zaribah at Lake Havasu in 2006. He’s a member of Desert Chariots, Pres. of Sandbaggers Golf Club, has been the Shriners Golf Classic Chairman for the past 2 years and currently serves as a Pote’s Exec. Aide. He’s been working on the 2011 Tournament and “Bash After The Clash.” Pat can always be found around El Zaribah helping where he can with the many functions we have. Please join me in congratulating Pat McNichols as Shriner of the Month.
Clinic News... Most of you are aware that the 2009 Shrine Imperial Session passed a resolution to start accepting third party pay (insurance) to reduce the gap between revenue and expenses in our hospital system. Shriners Hospitals for Children have worked very hard these past 2 years to implement this. In order to fully implement this strategy, it’s necessary for Shriners Hospitals for Children to inform the patient/family that their insurance might require a co-pay and deductible (first party pay) and make a reasonable attempt to collect said payments. A resolution was passed at the 2011 Imperial Session to allow Shriners Hospitals for Children to proceed with first party pay as it relates to insurance payments. This is a significant change to the way Shriners Hospitals for Children have operated over the years and could affect approximately 1/3 of our patients. This change in strategy is necessary to insure the health of our hospital system for years to come. The mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children hasn’t changed - that of providing the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate family-centered environment. We’ll continue to carry out this mission without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of the patient or family to pay. Please contact a Divan member or me if you have any questions concerning this subject. Jim Miller, PP, Hospital Chairman
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intermountain unit News... SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN SALT LAKE CITY WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER
Every day Shriners Hospitals for Children Salt Lake City treats children with pediatric orthopaedic conditions, regardless of their ability to pay, thanks largely to the hard work and support of the Shriners International Masonic fraternity. The hospital’s Board of Governors is comprised of Shriners from the various regions the hospital servers, all whom volunteer their time and resources to help the hospital exceed its expectations and provide quality care. This year the hospital board is pleased to welcome a new member, David Polner of El Zaribah Temple, Phoenix, AZ. Polner is intimately involved with the medical community—he is a nurse anesthetist who hopes his knowledge of the evolving medical world will bring something extra to the board. “I want to serve the Shriners the best I can,” said Polner. As a board member he hopes to become involved in the infrastructure of how the hospital works, and discover where help may be needed. Polner’s been a Shriner for 31 years, along with his father and brothers, “it’s familial,” he says. In addition to being a practicing nurse anesthetist and the president of the Association of Veteran Affairs Nurse Anesthetists, Polner’s involved in the Transportation Fund, was in the Army for 21 years and is the co-chair of Clothe-A-Child, which provides homeless children with $75-100 worth of clothes for Christmas. Hospital board members are elected as positions become available. Once elected by their local chapter leadership and approved by the board, they can serve up to three, three year terms. September 2011 / Arabian Tales 19
...Circus Bike Thanks & Apology... Circus bicycle Thanks...
On behalf of myself, Chief Rabban Hut Hutson, and all the Divan members, we want to thank the below listed Units and Clubs for the donation given to help purchase 2011 Shrine Circus bicycles. Also, special thanks goes to Jim Pitts and crew for picking up the bikes at Luke Air Force Base. Last year, I forgot to mention that Doris Griffith donated three bicycles for the 2010 Circus. Sorry about that, Doris.
Illustrious Sir Tom: I’d like to make a public apology to you and all of El Zaribah’s Nobility for the indiscretion of my Ford Mustang parking in the Potentate’s Parking Spot on the night of our May Stated Meeting. While I believe I’ve not had a problem relinquishing the gavel and embracing the fact I’m now a Past Potentate, it appears my Mustang is having some problems relinquishing the Potentate’s Parking Spot. I’ve taken it upon myself to severely reprimand my car for its actions, however I believe my reprimand might have fallen on deaf ears. I also recognize my car required some assistance in moving your car out of the way so it could get into the Pote’s Spot. While I don’t have any definite facts to confirm who assisted my car, I suspect some of our Nobles (Culinary) decided this might be a good practical joke to pull on the two of us. I admit I found it rather amusing, but also realize I have to try to get control of my car in the future (although I can’t guarantee it). I hope you’ll accept this apology and forgive my car for its indiscretion. I know you also found the event to be humorous, as we both got a good laugh out of it, but I’ll attempt to keep my car under control in the future. Can you FEEL the love? Yours in the Faith, Jim Miller, Past Potentate
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J. “Hut” Hutson, Chief Rabban, Circus Sponsor Jack Garrett, PP, Recorder, Circus Director
At the April Ceremonial
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...Night of the Child... 2011 shriners Night of the Child... The Night of the Child continues to move along with an exciting night planned for November 12th. Destry Jetton, Channel 12 AZ Midday, will be back as our Emcee for the evening. She started her broadcasting career interning in the Channel 12 newsroom and made career stops in St. Joseph, MO, Waco, TX and most recently in Tucson, AZ. She’s done everything from being her own cameraperson and editor, to anchoring morning and evening newscasts, with some of her best reporting on children’s issues. Our special guest speaker will be Jerry Moyes, CEO and founder of Swift Transportation Company. Founded in 1966, Swift Transportation is the nation’s largest truckload carrier and provides Best-inClass transportation services to its customers, many of whom are the nation’s largest retailers. Swift Transportation’s 16,000 award-winning professional truck drivers safely travel millions of miles each week delivering freight. Along with Swift, Jerry and his family are actively engaged in organizations that include the West Valley Child Crisis Center, Special Olympics, Boys & Girls Clubs, and UMOM, as well as a private scholarship program.
In addition, Congressman Trent Franks will be back to welcome us in that evening. He might even have a surprise for us. Our night promises to be a busy and exciting night with dinner, raffles and blitz’s, silent and live auction and a great video show on what we do to help the Shriner’s kids. At this time, we’re working on some other surprises to help make your night a wonderful evening to remember. We’re sold out on the $300 and Individual tables but do have tables at the $600 and $2500 level available. If interested in being on a waiting list for the $300 table, please email Mick Degn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-312-4554. All tables are seating for 8 with the exception of the $2500 tables, which are for 10. Our web site for the Benefit is: www.NightOfTheChild.org. You can also go to this clip and see a great song that was done at last year’s Benefit, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHJAqVfPgLo If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me (602312-4554) or any of the Committee members and THANK YOU for being a part of our great Benefit. It’s going to be a great year and a lot of fun. Mick Degn, “The Night of the Child” Mdegn40669@aol.com
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...CALENDAR OF EVENTS AS OF 08-20-11... SEPTEMBER SuNDAy
6 uNIT HEAD MTG 7:00 pm
9 CHEESEBuRGER 10 CIGAR NIGHT IN PARADISE WELCOME BACK PTy 5:30 pm
12 11 am Nile Session/Luncheon
14 STATED MTG 7 pm
16 PHx CLINIC - SLC SHRINE CIRCuS FISH FRy 5:30 - 8:30 pm
18 SHRINE CIRCuS
21 Aramel 11:00 am
22 yAVAPAI CNTy OV 23 6:00 pm APACHE WELLS SC STEAK FRy
26 5:30 LOS Dinner 7:00 pm LOSNA mtg
17 SHRINE CIRCuS CIRCuS PARADE
24 KINGMAN PARADE PINETOP PARADE SHOW LOW OV
SATuRDAy 1 POTE’S TRIP - TN LuCKy Q NITE
2 POTE’S TRIP - TN
3 POTE’S TRIP - TN
4 POTE’S TRIP - TN uNIT HEAD MTG 7:00 pm
5 POTE’S TRIP - TN
9 LOS MEMBERSHiP TEA
10 11 am Nile Session/Luncheon
11 CANDIDATE INDOCTRINATION 6 pm
12 STATED MTG 7 pm
23 FALL RIDE CASINO TRIP 30
24 5:30 LOS Dinner 7:00 pm LOSNA mtg 31 HAPPy HALLOWEEN
26 Aramel 11:00 am
6 POTE’S TRIP - TN
13 LAKE HAVASu CEREMONIAL
MTD PATROL FALL RIDE
7 POTE’S TRIP - TN PHx CLINIC - LA FISH FRy 5:30 - 8:30 pm
14 LAKE HAVASu CEREMONIAL
15 LAKE HAVASu CEREMONIAL LAKE HAVASu PARADE
21 FISH FRy 5:30 - 8:30 pm MTD PATROL FALL RIDE 28
22 MTD PATROL FALL RIDE
29 MASQuERADE BALL
1 uNIT HEAD MTG 7:00 pm
RIVER TRIP PHx CLINIC - SLC FISH FRy 5:30 - 8:30 pm
RIVER TRIP MOHAVE SC OV
6 RIVER TRIP DAyLIGHT SAVINGS
8 ELECTION DAy
9 CHIEF RABBAN NIGHT
11 TEMPE VA PARADE
13 APACHE WELLS GOLF TOuRNy
14 11 am Nile Session/Luncheon
16 APACHE WELLS FISH FRy
18 SuN LAKES GOLF 19 WINSLOW PARADE JOINT OV 6 pm LOS Ceremonial FISH FRy 5:30 - 8:30 pm
24 HAPPy THANKSGIVING
28 5:30 LOS Dinner 7:00 pm LOSNA mtg
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12 ANTHEM VA PARADE NIGHT OF THE CHILD
26 FLORENCE PARADE
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