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October 2011

Lake Havasu Shrine Ceremonial In Memory of Don Claxton, PP October 14th & 15th London Bridge Resort

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From The Potentate... Nobles and Ladies, Wow! Talk about “Havin’ Fun, Gettin’ It Done” and the kickoff to the 2nd half of the year. September was quite a month. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Massey whose wedding was held Sept. 3rd at El Zaribah. The following weekend about 85 people had much fun at the Jimmy Buffet Party complete with a steel drum band that was simply awesome. Many thanks go to Miki McNichols for putting that all together. One night later, Chief Rabban Hut Hutson held his first Cigar Night, which was also a success. El Zaribah’s Shrine Circus, which is always a great success due to Ill. Sir Jack Garrett’s direction, the Pinetop Parade and the White Mountain Shrine Club OV completed the month. I’m truly looking forward to the Lake Havasu Ceremonial and honoring my dear friend, Illustrious Sir Don Claxton. I met Don when I moved here in 1984 and over time we became the closest of friends. He and Illustrious Sir Jack Garrett signed my Shrine Petition and the rest, as they say, is history. Don wasn’t just my golfing buddy, we shared many fun times together as well as accomplishing several goals we set for ourselves. After starting the Shriners Golf Classic in 1997, it wasn’t unusual to see Don and I bicker like brothers each year when time got close to deciding whether to go full steam ahead or cancel the tournament. Of course, everyone knows each year the tournament was a success and you’d see Don and I be the first to tip a cold one together in celebration. I really miss him. Your Divan’s been meeting with the Fiesta Bowl Parade Committee, at their request, and they’ve made some special offers to us. Last year they started a “Pre-Parade” which starts two hours prior to the regular Parade and basically gives all the spectators something to do while sitting there waiting on the main Parade to begin. This Parade runs in reverse direction and anyone who wishes to participate will have all the time they want to perform maneuvers, etc. that time wouldn’t allow in the main Parade. The upside is you have time; you finish way before everyone else does and you can sell things if you wish or hand out pamphlets. The downside is that the Pre-Parade won’t be televised and you can’t then be in the Main Parade. If any Unit or Club wishes to enter this Pre-Parade, please contact our Parade Chairman Jasper Nichols. The Committee’s also offered us some additional Post Parade activities that we’re currently lookSupport Our Advertisers

ing into the feasibility of. Far too many of our Nobles and Ladies are overlooked when it comes time to recognize them. Because we have so many who give of their time and talent, I haven’t figured out a way to recognize everyone. I do want to take this time, however, to recognize Noble Richard Fields from the Mingus Mountain Shrine Club. In 2008, Noble Fields contacted the owners of the Polar Express Train Ride out of Williams, AZ. His vision was to take some needy children from the Verde Valley School District on this Christmas Train Ride through the Grand Canyon. Noble Fields asked for 200 tickets and received 50. Those of you who haven’t been on the Polar Express might remember some of the scenes that were shot along the route in the Tom Hanks movie, “The Polar Express.” The following year, although Richard pleaded for more, the company extended the same number of tickets. Then, last year they gave him 125 tickets for the 1-hour train ride in and out of the Canyon with Santa’s Elves directing the singing of Christmas Carols along the way while serving the children hot cocoa and cookies. On the return trip Santa gives each child a chime, representing the one missing from Rudolph’s harness, just as they did in the movie. The Mingus Mountain Shrine Club provides candy for the children also. These children are selected on their teacher’s recommendation and can only make the trip once. No repeats. I’m very happy to report that through Noble Fields’ determination, he’s secured 300 tickets for this year’s program on Nov. 11th. Lady Valerie and I are honored to have been invited to join everyone on this trip and are truly looking forward to it. It’s that time of year for Nobles to announce their Candidacy for the December election. Please take note of the new Imperial Election Regulations published in this issue of the Arabian Tales under “From The Recorder’s Office.” I’ve always known it’s been one of my First Lady’s dreams to hold a Victorian themed Masquerade Ball and I want to thank Bill and Trish Enloe for pulling that off for her. We’re truly looking forward to this on Oct. 29th. Please note the changes to the ad in this issue, originally published in the September issue of the Arabian Tales. Yours In The Faith, Tom Calvin, Potentate 2011 “Havin’ Fun, Gettin’ It Done” October 2011 / Arabian Tales 3


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Recorder’s Message... Nobles and Ladies, I don’t know where to begin to thank you all for your hard work and long hours this past weekend at the Shrine Circus. I don’t want to name names, because I might leave someone out, but you all know who you are. I would like to say this, however – I don’t know what we’d have done without the help of our Ladies. Even our Past Potentates were there every day and I want to thank you, gentlemen, for all you did. I’ve never been so proud of all our Nobles – they knew what their job was and got it done. Again, thanks to each and every one for a great weekend. This was the largest crowd we’ve ever had at our WestWorld Circus and also the largest gate sales. Thanks to our Divan members who were at every show and worked late into the night. I don’t know what I’d do without the help of my Asst. Circus Director Bob Heard and our Ringmaster Tom Johnston. We three have been together for quite a few years

and they make things easy for me. One young man came up to Hut Hutson and told him he had two quarters left that he didn’t spend at the Circus and asked Hut to please give them to our Hospital to help one of our kids. Another case was a lady who told a Shriner that her husband gave her a lot of money to spend at the Circus to help our kids. She had $12 left and she gave it to the Shriner, asking him to see that it went to help someone in our Hospitals. When you hear stories like these, you KNOW why our Nobles and Ladies come work at the Circus! To Noble Don Rea at Augusta Ranch Golf Club, thank you for the golf carts you had sent to us. They certainly made life easier for many of us! To the Nobles and Ladies at the motor home campground, thank you for making sure all our Circus volunteers had plenty to eat. From Chief Rabban Hut Hutson and myself, along with the rest of the Divan members, we thank you all for a job well done. Yours in the Faith, Jack 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 (602-231-0300) 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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October 1st Is Your Due Date for the November Issue of the Arabian Tales editor’s Corner...

Shriners and others ask us why they never see their photograph or their group’s information in the Arabian Tales. There’s a real simple answer: Someone’s gotta take the picture and someone’s gotta give us the information. The Tales could use YOUR help! Many of our Masonic/Shrine family attend various functions and are on the sidelines of most every Parade. Our Divan Ladies are almost always in attendance. Please, next time you go to Various Locations one of these functions, bring your camera or smart phone & start taking Shrine Al Jondi Room photos. Miami,AZ With a digital camera, you can easily download the photos to your comApache Hall RoomA puter and send them to us via email or burn them to a CD (please turn CDs Eva’s (PinalAve) into the Tales office ONLY). Smart phone’s come with astonishingly good camFlagstaff,AZ eras these days & photos can be emailed directly from your phone! For those Computer Club Room with more expertise, you can set up a Picasa account or use Kodak ShareRed Fez Room Band Room ware, then email the link so we can download them directly from there. Various Locations We ask that you use the highest settings on your camera (300 dpi is minVarious Locations imum needed to print in the Tales) or send large-format smart phone pictures, Calico’s get as close as safely possible to your subject & please don’t take “back lit” Yacht Club photos (folks lined up in front of a big, bright window) – then give us the inPost#93/Camp Verde formation as to what, when, where and most important WHO. Various Locations Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. We even have directions Venture OutArt/Craft Rm Club Rivier /BullheadCity on how to send email attachments if you need them. Various Locations We’re here for you! Your Tales Team: Fred, Barb, Liz and Jim Past Masters Room Unknown Provost Room El Zaribah Shrine Sun Lakes 1 Club Hse Briarwood Golf / CC Member’s homes JB’s /Show Low Club House Wyndham Garden Red Fez Room American Legion #19 Fortuna del Ray Tiny’s Rest./Payson

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...uniformed units... Culinary... The Culinary members have always pitched in when called upon, and that’s certainly been the case this year. The CornFest was an example of the efficiency and enthusiasm that prevails whenever we’re performing our appointed tasks, and we’ll have many more opportunities to experience the Culinary camaraderie in the coming year. Be sure to check your e-mail and listen for phone calls as the temperatures go down and the El Zaribah activities ramp up. The three standing occasions to mark on your calendars are the Unit Heads meeting the 1st Tuesday (only one or two servers needed), the Stated Meeting the 2nd Wednesday (a full complement of servers) and our regular Culinary meeting on the 3rd Thursday. Try to make it to the Lake Havasu Ceremonial on Oct. 14th to 16th. Important discussions will be on the agenda at our Culinary meetings as we consider new fund-raising strategies and a new slate of Officers for the coming year. Our Parade vehicles have been phased out and retired, but we should and must decide how we are to continue to participate with the other Units in this important activity providing entertainment and visibility to the general public. Parades are an easy and effective way to make a lasting impression, especially on young people, and we shouldn’t miss out on sharing this opportunity. Remember to say Howdy to Nobles Jason Yaffi and Joe Downey who have birthdays in October. I’ll see you soon. Ralph Jones, Scribe

There’s still room for a few more good looking Chariots - don’t be afraid of handling one of these street legal convertibles. Where else can you have this much fun driving a convertible while wearing the best looking uniform in the Shrine? Bring your Lady and your checkbooks to the monthly meeting that begins at 5:30 prior to each Stated Meeting and we can assist you in getting one of these bad boys! If you’d like more information, please contact Jim (928-970-1903) or Mike (480-495-9505).

Director’s staff...

Well, it’s nice to report the Director’s Staff 2nd floor room is complete. Some of the final touches are a new wall built around the building’s water heater area to make the room feel more complete. Storage lockers have moved to other storage areas and a sofa and love seat fill the space just inside the door. A big change is that we installed an air conditioner for the room and then to finish it, we purchased new chairs. The result has a great feeling. Others have asked and to that point, we’re offering the room to other groups to use for a small fee. If you’re interested, please contact our President Ill. Sir Dave Humphrey. Dave will provide the finer details on how other groups can use the room. If you want to see the room and get to know some great guys and their Ladies, come to our meeting and consider joining our group. We have room for “A few good men” to coin a phrase used by another good group. Again, we meet the 4th Wednesday of the month with Social hour starting at 5:30 pm in the Fiesta Room followed by dinner around 7 pm. Desert Chariots... If you plan to join us for dinner, please call our Secretary Ill. Sir Leo Balthazor (602-740-5635) and make a reservation. Did we say the Ladies Howdy there from the Desert Chariots! Hope your days are going as are invited? Well they are and that makes for a great evening for all. good as ours. An ‘ol red coverall The Payson Parade was an absolute blast, and cooler than being in Phoenix. We had five of the best-looking Chariots in the universe lined up for the Parade to carrying the Divan. We’re looking forward to the upcoming activities and Parades that are on the calendar for the remaining part of the year.

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...uniformed units... Greeters... It’s with crossed fingers we enter into October. If good intentions were all that was necessary, I’d just say the Greeters will be seeing you at the Ceremonial with our Caddie convertible holding a good representation of our members as we Parade with other El Zaribah Units. However, I must confess that good intentions don’t always get the job done. We’ll be playing this one a day at a time, but hopefully any last minute hitches will be resolved and we’ll be there. Once again the Greeters have managed to come together supporting the “Night of the Child.” The table on which you’ll find our Unit name next month at this gala and so important event filled up more rapidly than it did last year. If it helps at all, the Greeters would collectively say “DIBS” for any other table(s) that may open up, as I’m sure we could fill at least one or possibly two more. Unit and Club Elections will soon be upon us. For those who’ve never had the privilege to serve, now would be the time to give it careful consideration. Granted, at times it can feel as though it’s a chore rather than a privilege and you wonder where you can manage to find the time, but you do. And in the long run after your year of service nears the end, you can look back at accomplishments made with the sense of pride that rightfully belongs to you and the others within the Unit who came together to proudly proclaim, “I was a Leader.” Until next month.....

Legion of honor... It’s September at this writing and it’s still hot! Payson Parade marchers were Wax, Hettervik and Johnston with Scrimager and Trundy in the Parade Float tow vehicle. LOH members Hagenian, Butler and Massey were doing their things. Congratulations are in order for Ms. Janet Mitchell and Gerry Massey getting “hitched.” It was a beautiful wedding and a great crowd to support

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them. They make a very nice couple. On a sad note, PC Tom Horn passed away on Aug. 22nd at his home in Sidney, Canada with his wife “Okie” and sister Betty at his side. We in the Legion of Honor will really miss him. On another sad note, we just learned that PC Walter E. Shade passed away Feb. 5th. He’ll be missed by the Legion of Honor, also. He hadn’t been active in recent years. The Legion of Honor is undertaking a Retirement of US Flags Ceremony for Flags that are no longer serviceable. A holding receptacle will be placed in the Red Fez room to receive non-usable flags. We’ve developed a Flag Burning Ceremony to Honor and Destroy unusable flags in a dignified manner. The Ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 11, 2011 at 1:30 pm in an area to the West of El Zaribah’s Auditorium. Everyone’s urged to place non-usable flags in the holding receptacle or to bring them to the Ceremony. We plan to make this an annual ceremony. The Legion of Honor Unit consists of Nobles who 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 7:00 pm each month except June, July and August. Scribe PC/Adj./Fin. Officer Virgil Johnston

Flag Retirement-Disposal Ceremony... On Friday, Nov. 11th (11-11-11) Veterans Day at 1:30 pm, El Zaribah Shrine will hold its first Flag Retirement-Disposal Ceremony (following the Tempe Veterans Day Parade). This is for the proper disposal of American flags which have become worn, faded or tattered through exposure to the elements. The Legion of Honor will be performing the Ceremony, distilled from those Ceremonies performed by the U.S. military, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. The public is invited to attend. A collection canister is in the Red Fez Room for those who have flags you would like to have included in this Ceremony. You may also bring worn, faded or tattered flags with you when you attend the Ceremony. For any questions, please call David Scrimager (602-6175692). www.el-zaribah.org


...uniformed units... Mounted Patrol...

Oriental band...

Howdy Noble Partners! Well, summer came and went for the Mounted The summer months are over and we’re back preparing for another Patrol. We had a fair turnout at our Willie Dignan season of Ceremonials and Parades. Annual Munds Park Trail Ride. We combined the Once again, the Oriental Band was serenading events, once again, with the Temple Guard and the camels in the Payson Parade. They really do Director’s Staff. Turn out was less than we hoped, like that musette music! but all had a good time. The weather was very coWe’ll be performing in the Lake Havasu Cereoperative, and the food and drink was plentiful and monial and Parade. If you want to check us out, generous. we meet in the Band Room for practices on TuesWe didn’t ride in the Prescott Parade this year day evenings. Stop in and say hi, or if you want due to an equine virus scare. We did have a good try one of the drums or even a musette, we have time at the Payson Rodeo Parade, however. plenty to choose from. We even have a big sword if you’re more inclined We had one of our members get injured toward the end of the sum- to swing that around! SC mer… Nate Boyer had a nasty fall off of a ladder, and is now recovering from that. Looking ahead to the fall, we’ll have our Annual Fall Cattle Round Up Patrol... and Trail Ride at the EZ Ranch Oct. 20th-23rd. Hope y’all can make it out to the ranch. We always have good food, good beverages, and good ole Your El Zaribah Shrine Patrol will be busy again this month with the cowboys and cowgirls having a good time. On Saturday, Oct. 22nd, we very important Parade at Lake Havasu City. Making sure Illustrious Sir have our Gymkhana arena events (barrel racing, ring racing, pole bend- Tom and all the Divan are safe from harm is our most dedicated purpose. ing, etc.). Stop laughing! Not only will we be If you’ve never been to anything like this event, it’s worth the trip. Ocdoing our job for the Ceremonial, tober’s a beautiful time of the year to be at the ranch, so grab your cowwe’ll have some special items for boy hats and boots and come join us!! If you need more information on sale to the new Nobles and all the Round Up, call or email Randy Peters: (480-759-0195) Shriners. The black Western Shrine rocket5153@msn.com Hats, along with regular and “Double Well, that sums up things for now. Be seein’ ya ‘round the campfire! Deck” fez cases, will be available. Vaya Con Dios Ask any Patrolman where to get them. All new Nobles are encouraged to visit with us for our regular meeting on the 1st Wednesday of the month at El Zaribah. We have social hour and dinner with our Ladies starting around 5:30 pm. Our meeting starts at 7:00 pm. After the meeting, we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries of our members. Join us and see what a fun working Unit is all about. We look forward to seeing you. Fred Wulff, Capt. 2011

The Mounted Patrol in the Payson Parade

Oriental Band’s Bob Beffel in the Payson Parade

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...Shrine Clubs... Air Patrol...

Computer...

Hello to everyone after a long hiatus. While the Air Patrol may have been flying under the radar, there were a few activities to report. In July, Noble Mark Brown and Lady Brenda had a great trip flying their Piper Cherokee Six to Denver for the Imperial Session where, at the International Shrine Aviation Association’s (ISAA) annual meeting, Mark was elected and installed as 2nd Vice Commander. With temperatures returning to the normal range, the Air Patrol finally delivered on their gifts last fall to Ill. Sir Phil Houghton and Lady Ronda; a ride into the sunset aboard the L-39 Albatross jets courtesy of Nobles Greg Galpin and Chuck McCoy. Details of the flights are sketchy, but we were able to obtain from the post flight debrief at Susie’s Restaurant there was a little ‘wild’ mixed into the ‘mild’ and ‘no meals were revealed’! Happy Landings!

At this writing it’s early September and we’ve yet to have a meeting since the summer hiatus and record-breaking heat. All members of El Zaribah and their Ladies interested in computing are invited to attend our Club meetings. Ladies as well as Nobles attend and participate. The Club meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm except June, July, and August. The Red Fez room is where many of us meet prior to the meeting. Schedule attendance at one of our meetings and bring either expertise, software problems or hardware problems. Experience the camaraderie of others interested in computers. 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, don’t hesitate to do that. We sadly report that member Tom Horn passed away Aug. 22nd at his home in Sidney, Canada with his wife “Okie” and sister Betty at his side. The membership will truly miss him. 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 Secretary

Apache Wells... October starts the fall Apache Wells Luncheon and Business Meetings for the 2011 Snow Bird season. The lunch and meeting are on the 13th in Apache Hall. The luncheon starts at 12:30 pm. A steak fry is scheduled on the 20th at the Gazebo; social hour at 5 pm and cook the steaks at 6 pm. Bring steak and beverage for you, and a side dish or dessert for about eight people. A heads-up for November - the monthly luncheon and meeting will be held on the 3rd, and a golf tournament on the 13th. The weather should be cool enough to have a great time. A Scooters Fish Fry will be held at the gazebo on the 16th. See you there. Jack Roberts, Scribe

DeMolay...

PP Phil Houghton in the L-39 Albatross jet ready for takeoff

AZ DeMolay will honor 5 El Zaribah Shriners this year for their contributions to the AZ Masonic Family. The following will receive the DeMolay Legion of Honor Award: Ill. Sir Tom Calvin - Potentate (Investiture Oct. 12th at 5:45 pm); Most Worshipful D. Brook Cunningham Grand Master of Grand Lodge of AZ, F&AM; Ill. Sir Leo Balthazor - Potentate 2001; Ill. Sir Larry Kesselring - Potentate 2004. The DeMolay LOH is presented to Senior DeMolays and Master Masons who distinguish themselves in service to the community and Masonic Family. This award represents a significant achievement and carries the responsibility to serve as mentors to DeMolay young men. Noble Guy Williams will be receiving the Chevalier Award. This award is given to DeMolays who distinguish themselves in service to DeMolay and also represents a significant accomplishment. DeMolay Awards Night will be Oct. 1st at the Masonic Temple, 4th Ave and Monroe, at 7:30 pm. Please make an effort to attend one or both of these Ceremonies to show your support for these highly deserving individuals and to show support for the Arizona DeMolay. Jim Miller

Ronda Houghton in the L-39 Albatross jet ready for takeoff

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...Shrine Clubs... led by the most Ill. Potentate Tom Calvin and his Divan of merry men of Shrine Clubs and Units? There will be many Shriners here from other Temples such as Al Bahr, Zelzah, Al Malaikah, and some from Canada The Drum & Bugle Corps performed at the intermission of the 3:00 pm and Mexico. Due to a name change, we’re now known as Shriners InterSaturday Shrine Circus performance. We had a good time playing for the national. crowd at the Circus and hope they enjoyed hearing us. Representing ASU will be Dr. Bill Ullery as Grand Marshall of the PaThe Lake Havasu Ceremonial is upon us. The Drum rade. We’re expecting over 300 Shriners from all over the country, so if & Bugle Corps plans to be very active during that event any appear to be lost in our city, be their guide with Shrine hospitality. All in October. You should see us performing multiple times festivities will be held at the London Bridge Resort in Lake Havasu, 100 throughout the weekend. The entire weekend promises yards south of the bridge. Lake Havasu Shine, Harvey Sandford to be a Shrine event to remember. The Joint OV of the Drum & Bugle Corps plus the Patrol, Roadrunners, Band, DeMolay, Sandbaggers, OriProvost... ental Band and Computer Club will be held Friday evening, November 18th, at 6:00 pm. We’d like to see a We’re back from the summer and its heat and have a full season lot of guests there to join us in our celebration, especially ahead. We’d like to thank all Provosts who worked the Circus. With the the other Unit & Club heads. Contact Jack Garrett or the Head of any of Circus and a rental the same Sunday, it sure was those Units and Clubs for additional information. Alto Bugle a challenge to fill positions. Thanks for the sup-

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port. Points to Ponder: “Heroes and winners aren’t the same” Lake havasu... Provost Club Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month. You’re invited to join us in the Red Fez Welcome home, Nobles & room at 5:00 pm for dinner and fellowship prior to Ladies. Hope you enjoyed your the 6:30 pm meeting. Please come and join us. summer. It’s been hot here but Words of Wisdom: “It is always easier to see both sides of an issue it’s starting to cool down. Our we’re not interested in” main dinner meeting guest was The Provost Club motto is “Protecting and serving the Shrine” and our Chris Hagenian, El Zaribah’s mission is “To provide security at the Temple events and assist the PoOriental Guide. He also brought the Samsar Awards presented to Bill tentate as requested.” Cohrt, Jim Woodyard, Lane Buckley, Terry Nichols, Lonnie Harris and myJoin us if you’re interested working as security for your Shrine. Please self, Harvey Sandford. Awards are given for outstanding service throughcontact Captain Don Obara (480-361-6339). The uniforms will be supout the year. plied by the Provost Club, you’ll be working with experienced officers and Other news: we’ve had some illness and distress. Noble Alan Long’s I’m sure you’ll find your participation very rewarding. Lady passed in July. Noble John Sleppy’s in a Vegas hospital due to a Scribe, Don Obara, donobara@cox.net stroke he suffered Aug 13th. Noble Nelson Woody Woodell’s in Lake Havasu Hospital with a broken hip. This month is the bewitching hour (Halloween) when children knock at our door seeking treasures (trick or treat). And also remember our children in the hospitals, and set aside some treasures for them too. I recall this time last year we journeyed to Salt Lake Shrine Hospital. It would be nice to do it again. But from Needles to Los Angels via Amtrack sleeper parlor car, do you think we can interest enough Nobles to do this again? Are you ready for the fun celebrations starting Oct. 13th - 15th, with London Bridge Days Parade and El Zaribah Shrine’s Ceremonial Initiation

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Legion of Honor in the Payson Parade

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...Shrine Clubs... White Mountain...

Yuma...

Well, we had another successful “Worm Race” at RT’s Black Bull in Show Low in August. Made a little money and sold a few T-shirts. We know the BIG “race” just transpired at the Pote’s OV here in Show Low last week, but haven’t tallied the results yet. We had a great turn out for the Parade and OV and appreciate all the participants at the Show Low Elks Lodge OV luncheon on Sept. 24th. We were extremely pleased to have Ill. Sir Tom, Lady Valerie, the Divan and their Ladies here for the weekend. We know their schedule is a busy, busy one and we thank them for being here. The White Mountain Shrine Jordan Family Circus was a big success again this year. Everyone really enjoyed the performances and were happy to see Shriners welcome them to the two performances Sept. 13th. We’ll continue to have monthly meetings thru the winter, but know that many “flatlanders” will be leaving us soon. We do appreciate their participation during their summer stay in the cool White Mountains. Come on back next spring !!! Dick Doane, Prez

Greetings from Yuma. The heat is subsiding and that always gives us impetus to crank up our activities. The Circus here went well as always, thanks to all members attending. We have plenty of Parades lined up and, of course, Lake Havasu Ceremonial. We should have a good turnout from Yuma. Yours in the faith, Don Plank, Pres.

Zane Grey...

Thank you to the Divan, Nobles and Ladies who traveled to Payson from as far as Yuma and Prescott for the Rodeo Parade, OV and Golf Tournament. A special thank you goes to Orabelle and Dean for hosting Zane Grey’s OV!! What a great day with 82 Nobles and Ladies relaxing and having fun at the OV on Aug. 20th. Thank you to all the Nobles and Ladies who helped set up, prepare food, serve and clean up after the OV. On August 19th Zane Grey had 60 golfers playing in Zane Grey’s AnYuma Foothills... nual Golf Tournament. A big thanks to Don Castleman for organizing the tournament, to Dick Ceyler and Cookie for preparing the sponsor signs, Information: President Gary Steeves (307-689-0774). Shrinedom at and to all the Nobles and Ladies who recruited Tee Sponsors and playwork. Last May Noble Jerry Gilmore, with the required cooperation beers for the golf tournament. tween Ben Ali and El Zaribah Temples, sponsored a young lady into our Hospital in Sacramento for treatment of burn scars. She’s been accepted. I sponsored a young girl into our LA Hospital last May and owe my sincere appreciation for the help I received from Ill. Jim Miller, El Zaribah’s Hospital Chairman. Both children benefited from our hospital transportation fund. While out to dinner it was my pleasure to meet Noble John Countryman and Lady Roberta with their young’uns from Northern California. Both are recuperating from illness but they looked great. Noble John displayed his gall stone scar, which I think improved his looks. Our Club Officers are still scattered somewhere up north. I learned through Facebook that our Pres. Noble Steeves is having a great time Zane Grey Shrine Club OV Hosts Orabelle and Dean Bulkley, horsing around in Wyoming attending many rodeo’s and B-B-Qs. & Greeters Anna and Marty Christy May the good Lord help us to serve needy children! IT’S GRAND TO BE A SHRINER! Joe Elleard, news writer

Marley Long, 8, of Show Low, gets her face painted by performer yessica Alvarado

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Marley Long, 8, of Show Low

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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 Mary Lou Salyer Leon D Bess Charles E Hudson Thomas G Drey H Dean Bulkley Robert W Mead Phoenix Scottish Rite Jack M Wade Michael Simonson John R Hayes Carl B Warren Robert C Gregory Robert W Drizigacker Richard C Wall Douglas B Skowron Franklin A Vasos Paul “Pat” W Brendle Ron Randleman, PP Philip Houghton, PP Charlie C Johnson Wesley J Borninkhof Arthur M Moss Don G Plank James E Stolze, Jr

Kenneth G Lyberg James J Pate Michael T Butler James A Tollefson James G Thomas Burton S Kruglick Don A Hettervik James C Reid III Michael Meier Michael Clarke J “Hut” Hutson Sandy Hangleitner W R LaVerne Kenneth P Braun Vernon G Robins David L Curry Robert N Moore Wendell W Rote, Jr James A Osman, Jr Kenneth D Simon Charlie C Johnson Christopher M Hagenian David T Polner, PP Paul V Hoovler Lyman C Hatch

ALPHABETICAL CIRCuS DADS/MOMS AS OF 09/20/11: Alexon, Paul V Ayers, Julia Benson, Raymond L Brown, Bill Butler, Gary H Calderwood, John B Castronovo, Liz Clark, Helen Cooper, Terry L Cowen, Jonathan P Cramer, William R Curry, William J Daniel, John S Davis, Warren A Dean, M Judge Depue, Henry H Jr Desenberg, Courtland Dow, Fredie H Fox, EM Monty PP Fox, Eugene L Gearhart, Steven L Gonzales, Frank E Hardiman, Jerry D Jr

Harding, Ronald W Hoover, James L Hyde, Albert R Kaltenheuser, Doris Kosel, John P Krebs, Betty Kreger, Dale Lantka, Peter M Lassiter, Donald W Lenhart, Ken L Livingston, Fern Locher, John C Sr Lokensgard, Jon A Long, Max K Loomis, Arthur R Lue, Donald R Lutes, Paul E Lyon, Oscar T Jr Marvin, Joseph McHugh, Joseph K Millspaw, Arthur C Minter, James R Netherton, Dorothy

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Olsen, James A Parsons, Wyly Phillabaum, Jack H Rasen, Francis W Richards, Michael L Richmond, Robert E Ritter, Thomas P Schafnit, David R Sheen, Jack W Smith, Gordon K Steinman, Jerome A Sturner, Roger F Summers, Ross T Turnbull, S Casey Jr Walsmann, Robert M Weber, Roger L Wenzel, Eric W Whitaker, Richard D Williams, Guy R Willittes, James L PP Wright, William E Wulff, Frederick

Gary D Stewart Michael J Osland Mark L Brown Bruce A Helm Jill Thomas Robert W Neely III Richard P Fasano Jack M Garrett, PP Burel D Carney Jack F McCleary Kenneth M Noll Jean Glover Russell A Hinkle, PP Lanny B Kee William L Baran Ronald C Butler Jeffrey A Cutler James G Miller, PP Eldred Johnson Ronald B Miller Ronald B Miller Larry A Kesselring, PP Ervin J Whetstone Tommy D Johnston

Circus Thanks... united Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona Life without limits To Whom it May Concern: On behalf of uCP of Central AZ, I would like to thank you for your generous gift of complimentary children and adults admission passes to the 2011 El Zaribah Shrine Circus. your commitment to “Life without Limits” in our community is sincerely appreciated. Each year united Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona continues to advance its mission to offer comprehensive services to individuals and their families by providing physical and developmental support as well as educational growth, which is the foundation for independent living. Through our programs we have seen many lives changed for the better. In the last year, united Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona provided 568,967 hours of therapy and service to over 5,500 individuals. Thank you, for supporting uCP of Central AZ as we continue to make a difference in the lives of those with Cerebral palsy, Autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities and developmental delays. Thank you for your generous support. Sincerely, Dana Carroll, Development Director October 2011 / Arabian Tales 15


Lake Havasu Shrine Ceremonial October 14th & 15th London London Bridge Bridge Resort Resort

– Schedule of Events – Thursday, October 13th Hospitality Room Opens Friday, October 14th Golf at London Bridge Golf Course & Hospitality Room Fun Saturday, October 15th Parade Line Up 8:00 am Candidates Bus Leaves 9:00 am Ladies & Spectator Bus Leaves 9:30 am Parade Step Off 10:00 am Noble’s Lunch 1:00 pm Kokomo Bar (Ribs or BBQ Chicken) Ladies Luncheon 1:00 pm King Arthur Room (Herb Chicken or Tilapia) Ceremonial 2:30 pm Next to Hotel’s Convention Center Arch Degree 3:30 pm Next to Hotel’s Convention Center Lake Havasu Shrine Club OV & Ceremonial Banquet Hotel Convention Center Social Hour 6:00 pm No Host Bar Banquet 7:00 pm (London Broil or Chicken Cordon Bleu)

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Victorian Masquerade Ball Saturday, October 29th 6 pm only $25 per person Heavy Hors Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres & Champagne

Victorian Theme Evening Theme Music & Dancing Masks Required Theme Costumes Preferred Reservations Required. Call Shrine Office 602-231-0300


...Ladies Organizations & Noble of the Month... Daughters of the Nile...

Ladies Oriental shrine...

We had a lovely afternoon Membership Tea and met many delightful Ladies. We hope they learned more about the great work we do for our Shriners. We thank Bobbie Balthazor, Past Queen, for being the perfect hostess. Special thanks to Sue Hinton, President of the Payson Nile Club, and her members. We had our Official Visit up in the cool country. They showered us with many wonderful articles for the Shriners Hospitals. We greatly appreciate all their efforts. We look forward to our October Ceremonial and greeting our newest members. Betty Ann Stockton, Queen

Greetings from Sphinx Court #65, Ladies Oriental Shrine! We’re back to tell you our latest and greatest news! On October 9th we held our Fall Membership Tea. It was a wonderful affair and we hope your Lady was with us. Our Ceremonial, where we induct our new Candidates, will be held November 19th. It’s still not too late to get your petition in and join our wonderful organization. Nobles, having your Lady join LOS will just enhance YOUR (and hers) Shrine experience! Our trip to Portland, OR, Oct. 22nd for our annual Western Area Unit Meet (WAOUM) is always a fantastic trip. We have such a great time meeting or renewing our LOS friendships at this event. Don’t forget to take advantage of our ongoing fundraisers - just $5 might give you ownership of $500 cash. And we still have some of those wonderful LOS Cookbooks for sale for only $15 each. 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 prayer are with those who are ill and have lost loved ones. HUGS, Lady Janet Mielke, High Priestess, 2011-12

NOBLe Of THe MONTH - MARk BROwN

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Al Jondi in the Payson Parade

Mark Brown hails from Kansas. He’s a graduate of Kansas State with a degree in electrical engineering and is proud to be a Wildcat. He’s currently serving on the advisory council to the College of Electrical Engineering. While in college, he joined Zereditha Lodge #80 in 1981. He continued to pursue his Masonic education and joined the Scottish Rite and achieved his 32nd degree the same year. Prior to graduation from college in 1982, he and his father joined Arab Shrine Temple, Topeka. Before moving to AZ, Mark lived in other areas including Germany. He shared this adventure and others with his bride of 23 years, Brenda. Mark joined EL Zaribah in 2003, allowing him an opportunity to enjoy his passion for flying by helping out the Air Patrol/Flying Fez. He’s served in various Officer positions including 2 years as Commander. He was instrumental in setting up the many airlifts they’ve been involved in. His Air Patrol involvement’s been extended, as he’s involved as 2nd Vice Commander in the Imperial Shrine Aviation Association. He was elected to the ISAA line in Toronto and traveled to Denver and Branson, Mo during 2011 for ISAA meetings and events. At the Branson outing, he placed 3rd in the navigation competition. Plans are being made for activities during his term as Commander in 2013. He and Brenda attended the last 4 Imperial Sessions, leading to the acceptance of more responsibility and recognition. He’s traveled diligently for 3 years in coordination with his service as Chief of Staff in 2010. This has allowed him to become acquainted with many Nobles from EL Zaribah and throughout the realm. He was also active in the coordination of events at the 2010 WSA, Tempe. This Noble truly believes in the fellowship of the Shrine and the philanthropy we promote. He works hard to uphold our beliefs and represent the organization in a manner we can be proud of. Congratulations, Noble Mark Brown. www.el-zaribah.org


...Clinic News, Parade Schedule & Transportation Donations... Clinic News... Last year, Lady Ronda Houghton’s First Lady’s Project was to hold a Shriner Patient Christmas Party. This turned out to be a magnificent event where many of our patients had a wonderful day of magic and fun. For me, it was the highlight of the Christmas season to see so many smiling faces. As a result, we’ve decided to hold the Shriner Patient Christmas Party again this year. This year’s event will be held December 10th in the El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium. Michael Finney and friends will again perform their amazing magic and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance. We need your help to make this a very memorable day for our Shrine Kids. Please contact the El Zaribah Shrine Hospital Office (602-231-0188) if you’d like to volunteer some assistance. We’re looking for individuals who’d like to supply refreshments for the children and families, and individuals who’d like to donate some time and money to make it a great event. Let’s make this a great event for our Shrine Kids. I hope to hear from you soon if you can offer some assistance. Jim Miller, PP, Hospital Chairman

2011 Parade schedule... Oct 15 Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26

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Transportation Donations... In Memory of James K. Enos, Sr Hope K. Ward Kuulei Stockman Robert & Faith Mading John & Brenda Enos M Kimo Pfeifle Zane Grey Shrine Club

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Circus Thanks... Deer Valley Unified School District

Dave Scrimager receiving his Hospital Chairman Emeritus Fez

On behalf of Copper Creek Elementary School, I would like to thank you for your donation of 925 Shriner tickets along with two adult tickets with a total value of $11,130. These tickets have been distributed to all of our students. Sincerely, Jeanne Miller

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INVOLVE YOURSELF – GET ACTIVE AND HAVE FUN! JOIN A SHRINE UNIT OR CLUB! El Zaribah has 17 active Units supporting the Shrine according to their purpose. They conduct social functions during the year including dances, steak fries, barbeques, dinners and breakfasts, as well as parading and promoting Shrinedom to the public. Learn what the Units have to say and determine which one best fits you, as membership in Units is restricted to one. There is no limit to the number of Clubs you may belong to. Most Units and Clubs do not meet during June, July or August. If you are interested in any of the following Units, please mark next to the group or activity you would like to learn more about: ___ BAND: provides quality music for Shrine, Masonic & public entertainment. Meets ea. Thurs. @ 7:00 pm ___ CLOWNS: entertain children & adults at Clinics, Ceremonials & parades. Meets 1st Mon. @ 7:00 pm ___ CULINARY: serve meals at Shrine functions. Meets 3rd Tues. @ 7:00 pm ___ DESERT CHARIOTS: dune buggies provide transport for Potentate & Divan. Meets Thurs. after Stated Meeting ___ DIRECTOR’S STAFF: conducts 2nd Section of Ceremonials. Meets 4th Wed. @ 7:30 pm ___ EL DULABS: classic cars transport dignitaries. Meets 3rd Wed. @ 7:00 pm ___ GREETERS: welcome & introduce visiting Nobles. Meets 3rd Mon. @ 8:00 pm ___ LEGION OF HONOR: carry & present colors at events. Meets 3rd Mon. @ 6:30 pm ___ MOTORCYCLES: participate as drill unit. Meets 2nd Thurs. @ 7:00 pm ___ MOUNTED PATROL: horseback parade unit. Meets 1st Mon. @ 7:00 pm ___ ORIENTAL BAND: recorder & drum playing at parades & functions. Meets 2nd Tues. @ 7:00 pm ___ PATROL: march, escort Potentate & honor aisle at Stated Meetings. Meets 1st Wed. @ 7:00 pm ___ ROADRUNNERS: VW trikes perform wheelies in parades. Meets 3rd Tues. @ 6:30 pm ___ TEMPLE GUARD: maintain order & tile Shrine during events. Meets 3rd Tues. @ 6:30 pm ___ TRANSPORTATION: miniature cars & trucks for parading. Meets 1st Wed. @ 7:00 pm If you are interested in any of the following Clubs, please mark next to the group or activity you would like to learn more about: ___ AIR PATROL: flying planes & doing airlift fund-raisers. Meets Sat. @ 9:00 am various locations ___ AL JONDI: only camel group to support Shrinedom. Meets 4th Thurs. @ 6:30 pm, Shrine Center ___ APACHE WELLS: east Valley Mesa area. Meets 2nd Thurs. @ 1:00 pm, Apache Hall ___ CASA GRANDE: Casa Grande area. Meets 2nd Thurs. @ 5:30 pm, Eva’s (Pinal Ave.) ___ COMPUTER CLUB: computing skills for Nobles & Ladies. Meets 4th Mon. @ 7:00 pm, Shrine Center ___ DEMOLAY CLUB: promoting youth involvement. Meets 3rd Wed. @ 7:00 pm, Shrine Center ___ DRUM & BUGLE CORPS: rousing marching music. Meets ea Tues. @ 5:30 pm, Band Room ___ HI COUNTRY REBELS: parade group. Chino Valley/Dewey area. Call for meeting times & locations ___ HILLBILLIES CLAN 65: turns flatlanders into Hillbillies. Call for meeting times & locations ___ KINGMAN: Kingman area. Meets 3rd Fri @ Noon, Calico’s ___ LAKE HAVASU: Lake Havasu City area. Meets 1st Thurs. @ 6:00 pm, Yacht Club ___ MINGUS MTN: Camp Verde area. Meets 3rd Tues. @ 6:00 pm, American Legion Post #93, Camp Verde ___ MISFITS: parade group. Prescott area. Call for meeting times & locations ___ MOBILE NOBLES: east Valley Mesa area. Meets 3rd Thurs. @ 7:00 pm, Greenfield Village Resort ___ MOHAVE: Bullhead City area. Meets 1st Fri. @ 7:30 pm, Mohave Valley Lodge #68 ___ NOMADS: camping group. Call for meeting times & locations ___ PAST MASTERS: provide Masonic degree work. Meets 4th Mon.@ 7:00 pm every other month, Shrine Center ___ PHOTO CORPS: provides photography for events. Call for meeting times & locations ___ PROVOST: provides security for Shrine functions & rentals. Meets 2nd Thurs. @ 6:30 pm, Shrine Center ___ SANDBAGGERS: golf & Shrine Golf Classic, Red Fez Invitational. Meets 2nd Tues. @ 6:30 pm, Shrine Center ___ SHRINERS HELPING SHRINERS: maintenance & repairs for Shriners. Meets 4th Wed. @ 6:00 pm, Shrine Center ___ SUN LAKES: Sun Lakes area. Meets 2nd Mon. @ 5:00 pm, Sun Lakes Club House ___ WEST VALLEY: Sun City/Goodyear area. Meets 3rd Wed. @ 5:30 pm, various locations ___ WESTMAR: west Valley area. Meets 1st Sun. 3:00 pm @ various members homes ___ WHITE MTN: Pinetop/St. Johns/Show Low area. Meets 3rd Sun. @ 12:00 pm, JBs, Show Low ___ WINSLOW: Happy Jack/Winslow area. Meets 2nd Fri. @ 5:00 pm, Clubhouse, Winslow ___ YAVAPAI COUNTY: Prescott area. Meets 2nd Thurs. @ 6:00 pm, Wyndham Garden, Prescott ___ YUMA: Yuma area. Meets 2nd Tues. @ 7:00 pm, American Legion Post #19, Yuma ___ YUMA FOOTHILLS: Yuma area. Meets 1st Mon. @ 1:00 pm, Fortuna del Ray, Yuma ___ ZANE GREY: Payson area. Meets 3rd Wed. @ 5:30 pm, Tiny’s Restaurant, Payson

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ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S THAT TIME AGAIN . . . ORIENTAL GuIDE MuST BE SELECTED WISELy When the members of a Shrine Temple elect a Noble to the Office of Oriental Guide, they are virtually starting that Noble through the Divan Line on the assumption that he will prove qualified for and worthy of advancement to the high office of Illustrious Potentate. Hence it is quite evident that the nomination for Oriental Guide should be based on a thorough and accurate evaluation of character, ability, prestige, interest and experience. A Noble can be a good fellow, a hard worker, and a loyal Shriner . . . and yet lack the qualifications which make a good Potentate. unless a Noble is fully qualified for the job, he is unfair to both himself and his Temple in seeking the Office or in permitting his fellow Nobles to support and promote his candidacy. Each Shrine Temple needs and requires able, high-type leadership. The normal starting point of that leadership is the Office of Oriental Guide. The following checklist may prove helpful in evaluating potential candidates for the Office of Oriental Guide. However, no thinking man would be so naive or presumptuous as to believe that any one Noble could embody all of the talents and qualifications set forth in this checklist. Nevertheless, the list has practical value . . . for self-evaluation by the Noble whose ultimate aspiration is the Office of Illustrious Potentate . . . and for advance evaluations of potential candidates by the voting members. Leadership understanding beforehand with wife & family Executive Ability Possess Social Graces Business Sense Financially Secure Community Standing & Influence Energy & Vitality Well Poised Free to devote ample time Good Health Diplomacy Stage Presence Good habits & Moral Character Competent Organizer & Promoter Interest in the Shrine & Masonry in Total Ability to give & get cooperation Capable of delegating Capable of building good Public and Masonic Relations Many Temples have placed definite limitations upon their progress and standing in the community as a result of hasty, ill-considered judgment in connection with nominations for the Office of Oriental Guide. Every Noble is a good Noble . . . but it does not necessarily follow that every Noble is fitted to meet the rigorous demands imposed upon Divan Officers and the Potentates. So letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be fair, honest and wise in the all-important matter of electing to Office only men who are eminently qualified for the job! We all know that with honor comes responsibility. And while there is high honor associated with a Divan Office, the ensuing responsibilities entail a lot of time-consuming, energy-consuming WORK! We are genuinely grateful that our Temple has been favored with sincere, honest, able and devoted leadership through its elected Officers. However, eternal vigilance must be wisely and thoughtfully exercised by the voting membership in order to perpetuate a high caliber of leadership. 28 Arabian Tales / October 2011

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...CALENDAR OF EVENTS AS OF 09-20-11... OCTOBER SuNDAy

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4 POTE’S TRIP - TN uNIT HEAD MTG 7:00 pm

5 POTE’S TRIP - TN

6 POTE’S TRIP - TN

7 POTE’S TRIP - TN PHx CLINIC - LA FISH FRy 5:30 - 8:30 pm

9 LOS MEMBErSHiP TEA

10 11 am Nile Session/Luncheon

11 CANDIDATE INDOCTRINATION 6 pm

12 STATED MTG 7 pm

13 LAKE HAVASu CEREMONIAL

14 LAKE HAVASu CEREMONIAL

15 LAKE HAVASu CEREMONIAL LAKE HAVASu PARADE

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24 5:30 LOS Dinner 7:00 pm LOSNA mtg 31 HAPPy HALLOWEEN

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12 ANTHEM VA PARADE NIGHT OF THE CHILD

13 APACHE WELLS GOLF TOuRNy

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...CALENDAR OF EVENTS AS OF 09-20-11... JANuARy 2012 SuNDAy

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