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Volume 29, Issue 9 $1.25 per Issue

December 2011

We Wish You Happy Holidays! The Official Publication of the El Zaribah Shriners Phoenix, Arizona


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From The Potentate... Nobles and Ladies, quite often this year I’ve received correspondence stating, “It’s been an honor to serve you this year.” The fact is I’ve been so honored to serve you, the Nobility, over the past 5 years as a member of your Elected Divan. Words can’t adequately portray the deep gratitude I have for all the help I’ve received from you these past years. To quote Rudyard Kipling, “The strength of the pack is the wolf, the strength of the wolf is the pack.” As my term closes, I must express it’s been a very exciting and rewarding year. It’s been exhilarating to fulfill the many duties that come with the position while juggling the calendar of events, OVs, Parades and other various functions and travel throughout the Northern half of Arizona. It’s been exciting to spend time in the office working with Ill. Sir Jack Garrett on the day-to-day business of the Temple as well as the budget. The position of Potentate has indeed become a full time job. It’s been rewarding to know what we’ve accomplished as a team this year. Ill. Sir Jim Miller began working on Masonic Unity in 2009. Ill. Sir Phil Houghton took it further in 2010 and this year, with the help of our Most Worshipful Grand Masters James Rowan and Brook Cunningham, the Nobility and Divan of El Zaribah have taken Masonic Unity to new heights. As of this writing, we’re in the process of starting a Masonic Degree Team as well as establishing a new Masonic Lodge at El Zaribah. New members this year nearly doubled what our average annual number of new members has been over the past several years. This is due to our restructuring the Membership Development Team and you, all the Nobility. Also, as of this writing, we’re working on creating Shrine Clubs in San Luis and Hermosillo, Mexico and I’m sure your upcoming Divan members will continue to keep it going and build on it. I can foresee a Shrine Club in Puerto Penasco as well. Shrine meetings, Parades, Official Visits and attending meetings and events of our other Masonic Bodies have really kept us going. On several occasions I’ve been told, “I just don’t know how you guys do it.” My response, “It’s like the movie, For Love Of The Game. Support Our Advertisers

When you love what you’re doing, the rest doesn’t seem so hard.” Holding true with my motto this year, “Havin’ Fun, Gettin’ It Done”, we tried some new things and resurrected some other fun things to give you and your Ladies additional opportunities to gather and invite Friends and Family. It started with inviting Al Bahr Shriners to join us for the Yuma Silver Spur Parade, a very successful “Night Before The Pote’s Ball,” Super Bowl Party, Easter Brunch, Mothers Day Brunch, a Kentucky Derby Party, Father’s Day Picnic, the most successful Circus in our history, a wonderful Lake Havasu Ceremonial weekend, a Victorian themed Masquerade Ball, a very successful Night of the Child and a Christmas Spectacular concert. This is my last Arabian Tales article as your Potentate and it is of course so bitter sweet. Speaking of the rest of the Divan members, Hut, Ed, Gerry, Chris, Jack and Nate all made my job so much easier this year. You have a Divan that truly works together and I want to thank each one of them for their support. Please give them your support. We had a Pote’s Staff that was simply outstanding: our Chiefs of Staff, Mark & Cindy Lueck, who we couldn’t have done without; Executive Aides Bill & Trish Enloe, Larry & Pam Frank, Don & Jodi Lassiter, Pat & Miki McNichols and Randy & Cindy Peters; Executive Consultants Bill McLemore & Jean Glover and Lyman & Lynn Hatch; Personal Aides Bob & Nancy Beffel, Mike & Ann Richards, Lee & Marilyn Fults, Steve & Jackie Lancaster, Jasper Nichols & Linda DuBois, and Pete & Lou Ann Speas rounded out “The Calvin Crew.” Valerie and I wish everyone a Joyous Christmas and a New Year filled with Happiness, Good Health and Prosperity. As your Potentate and First Lady, it’s been such a thrill and honor to serve all of you. We love you all. And Jesus said to him, “If you can!” “All things are possible for those who believe.” Yours In The Faith, Tom Calvin, Potentate 2011 “Havin’ Fun, Gettin’ It Done” December 2011 / Arabian Tales 3


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Shriners Got Talent? 2 Pote’s Notes 3 Treasurer’s Message 5 Recorder’s Message 6 Temple Directory Request 6 Election Results Request 6 Membership Info 7 Outreach Clinic Dates 7 Club & unit Meeting Nights 8 Editor’s Corner 8 unit Articles 9 Shrine Club Articles 12 Indoctrination, Orientation, Installation 15 Life Line Screening 16 Potentate’s Ball 17 Ladies Organizations 18 Job’s Daughters 18 Notes of Thanks 18 Clinic News 19 Transportation Donations 19 Parade Schedule 19 $100 Million Club 23 Mentor Program 24 Notice To Scribes 24 Intermountain unit News 27 Calendar 30 Friends of the Tales 31

ELECTED DIVAN POTENTATE Tom Calvin CHIEF RABBAN “Hut” Hutson ASSISTANT RABBAN Ed Stolze HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET Gerald Massey ORIENTAL GuIDE Chris Hagenian TREASuRER Nate E. Boyer RECORDER Jack Garrett, PP

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EL ZARIBAH LIVING POTENTATES 1985 - A. Marshall Austin II 1989 - Donald D. Meinershagen 1991 - Ronald E. Randleman 1992 - Richard H. Russell 1994 - Jack M. Garrett 1998 - E.M. Monty Fox 4 Arabian Tales / December 2011

2000 - Douglas H. Kurbat 2001 - Leo R. Balthazor 2002 - James L. Willittes 2004 - Larry A. Kesselring 2006 - David C. Humphrey 2007 - Russell Gunther

2008 - David T. Polner 2009 - James G. Miller 2010 - Philip W. Houghton 2011 - Thomas Calvin

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From the Treasurer... Greetings from the bucket closet. I’m happy to report, “all is well in all our buckets.” Of course I can’t write the actual figures, come to a Stated Meeting where I report the actual dollar amount in all our accounts. Speaking of which, if you missed the phun in our November Meeting, you definitely need to know our good friend and “Pote-to-be” has been donned a new nickname - as clown “Hutsy Putsy.” This actually seems a little drawn out… I think it would be more appropriate and easier to simply call him “Putz Man.” That would go real well with the theme song from Bat Man, except

after the music, instead of saying “Bat Man,” fill it in with PUTZ MAN. Just kidding PUTZ, we know you’re going to do a great job, and we’re looking forward to your year. I think all of us would agree our outgoing Pote has done a great job, probably mostly attributed to his sweet Lady Val and all her efforts, but whoever gets the credit, it’s been a good year and we appreciate all your work. Thank you both. Happy Holidays to you and yours from us and ours!

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Recorder’s Message... Nobles and Ladies, I’d like to take this time to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous New Year. Being that this is my first year as Recorder, it’s been an experience I will long remember. One thing I discovered is being Recorder requires long hours and sometimes late nights before you get home. The best thing about it is being able to work with Nobles and Ladies like you guys. It’s been a pleasure serving you all as your Recorder. I’d like to remind all the Unit and Club Heads our General Fund is getting low and if you can find a way to donate to the Temple General Fund so we can continue to pay bills, that would be really appreciated. As I’ve said before, if you donate to the General Fund, we can transfer money to the Transportation Fund if needed, but the

Transportation Fund can’t transfer money to the General Fund. I know you can raise more money by having a charitable fundraiser, but every so often, have a fraternal fund-raiser for your Temple. Enough said. So many Clubs and Units have worked so very hard again this year to raise money – with outstanding results, I might add! I’d like to thank each and every one of you - Units, Clubs, Nobles and Ladies alike - who put in long hours, hard work, buckets of sweat and tons of fun, to produce those results. I’d also like to thank all the Sandbaggers for their generous donation to the General Fund. When it comes to fund-raising, you guys know how to get the job done. Yours in the Faith, Jack Garrett, PP, Recorder

From the Recorder’s Office...

Nobles – The 2012 Temple Directory will be coming out in January. If you are or will become an Officer in a unit or Club, PLEASE contact the Shrine Office to make certain your name, address (summer & winter), home & cell phone numbers are correct. If your Shrine Club has its own address, please make certain that is correct as well. The Temple Directory is printed as a useful tool for our members – when it contains inaccurate information, it is no longer useful.

UNIt & CLUb OffICErs Of E L ZArIbAh shrINE Please have your Election results into the Recorder’s Office PRIOR to December 1, 2011. Imperial requires this and it will facilitate the printing of the 2012 Shrine Temple Directory. Thank you. Jack Garrett, PP, Recorder

OFFICIAL CALL OF THE POTENTATE: Nobility of El Zaribah

MONTHLy STATED MEETING Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7:00 pm – El Zaribah Shrine Center For the Purpose of Old and New Business Your Attendance is Urgently Requested Attest: Jack Garrett, PP, Recorder Yours in the Faith, Tom Calvin, Potentate

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Monthly Membership Report...

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Michael R Alanis Gilberto U Cons Glynn E Ley James B Moore Jesus M M Perez Michael F Saltz Chad R Wolahan

CREATED Bradley J Babinski Keith M Deane Timothy D Lueck Terrence D Mundy James R Raynovic Daniel G VanVoorst

AFFILIATED Omar G S Flores Luis M P Tamayo ASSOCIATED George P Barbee Graciano Castillo Jorge I A Enriquez Omar G Flores Alberto P Loredo Luis M Tamayo DEMITTED Luis C Castillo Graciano Castillo Omar G S Flores Alberto P Loredo Luis M P Tamayo Brooke E Winter RESTORED Graciano Castillo Alberto P Loredo

MeMbeRshiP NuMbeRs... Membership November 10, 2011 Regular Members Associate Members

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2012 Phoenix Outreach Clinic Dates Both the Intermountain (Salt Lake City) and Los Angeles Shrine Clinic location in Phoenix is held at Maricopa Medical Center, 2525 E. Roosevelt St., 3rd Floor. Outreach Clinic Dates: Jan 6, 2012 SLC Mar 2 SLC July 6 SLC Sept 14 SLC

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Attention Unit and Club Leaders There will be a Unit & Club Indoctrination, Orientation and Installation January 7, 2012 in the Red Fez and Fiesta Rooms. We will begin at 9:00 am with coffee and donuts. Cold cuts, chips and sodas will be provided for lunch. This is a working meeting with no breaks. We will end at 1:00 pm. Photos will be taken with your Divan Reps, so please bring your fez.

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shrine Clubs & units Meeting Nights... BAND CLOWNS CULINARY DESERT CHARIOTS DIRECTOR’S STAFF EL DULABS GREETERS LEGION OF HONOR PRESCOTT LOH MOTORCYCLES MOUNTED PATROL ORIENTAL BAND PATROL PIPE BAND ROADRUNNERS TEMPLE GUARD TRANSPORTATION

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AIR PATROL SC AL JONDI SC APACHE SC APACHE WELLS SC CASAGRANDE SC COCONINO SC COMPUTER SC DEMOLAY SC DRUM & BUGLE SC HI COUNTRY REBELS SC HILLBILLY’S CLAN #65 SC KINGMAN SC LAKE HAVASU SC MINGUS MTN SC MISFITS SC MOBILE NOBLES SC MOHAVE SC NOMADS SC PAST MASTERS SC PHOTO CORPS SC PROVOST SC SANDBAGGERS SC SUN LAKES SC WEST VALLEYSC WESTMAR SC WHITE MTN SC WINSLOW SC YAVAPAI COUNTYSC YOUNG GUNS SC YUMASC YUMAFOOTHILLS SC ZANE GREY SC

Saturday 9:00 am 4th Thursday 6:30 pm 3rd Thursday 6:00 pm 2nd Thursday 1:00 pm 2nd Thursday 5:30 pm 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm 4th Monday 7:00 pm 3rd Wednesday 7:00 pm ea Tuesday 5:30 pm quarterly TBA When Called 3rd Friday Noon 1st Thursday 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesday 6:00 pm When Called 3rd Thursday 7:00 pm 1st Friday 7:30 pm ea Month When Called 4th Mon every other mo 7:00 pm Unknown Unknown 2nd Thursday 6:30 pm 2nd Tuesday 6:30 pm 2nd Monday 5:00 pm 3rd Wednesday 5:30 pm 1st Sunday 3:00 pm 3rd Sunday Noon 2nd Friday 5:00 pm 2nd Thursday 6:00 pm 3rd Wednesday 6:00 pm 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm 1st Monday 1:00 pm 3rd Wednesday 5:30 pm

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Band Room Clown Room Culinary Room Various Locations Director’s Staff Room El Dulabs Room Greeters Room Fiesta Room Golden Corral Motorcycle Room Mtd Patrol Room Band Room Patrol Room Band Room Roadrunners Room Temple Guard Room Transportation Room Various Locations Al Jondi Room Miami,AZ Apache Hall RoomA Eva’s (PinalAve) Flagstaff,AZ Computer Club Room Red Fez Room Band Room Various Locations Various Locations Calico’s Yacht Club Post#93/Camp Verde Various Locations Venture OutArt/Craft Rm Club Rivier /BullheadCity Various Locations 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

January 1, 2012 Is Your Due Date for the February Issue of the Arabian Tales editor’s Corner... As we approach this Holiday Season, let’s think about giving gifts that will help each other and the local economy. Look to those that advertise in the Arabian Tales to offer you a good deal. Rather than that fancy item produced in a foreign country that took away American jobs — this year let’s be different. Instead of something that gets put in a box and wrapped with foreign made paper, how about a gift certificate for the local barber shop, hair salon or a gym membership? Who wouldn’t like to get a car wash certificate? (Or a book of them?) Oil changes or auto detailing, house-cleaning certificates, locally owned restaurant meals. There are many people who could use gift certificates for local grocery stores, gas or long-distance phone cards. I think you’ve got the idea by now. Let’s help our local businesses, with their financial lives on the line, keep their doors open. Please don’t send me any barbershop certificates, though! We of the Arabian Tales wish everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah and a healthy and prosperous New Year. Fred Wulff, Editor

1st Lt. Jim Leppert & 1st Lt. elect Roger Weber representing the Patrol at the Winslow Parade

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...uniformed units... band... The Band Unit was chartered June 24,1896, the same time as El Zaribah. Our purposes are to furnish entertainment for the Nobility and to promote El Zaribah before Masonic Bodies and the public. We’ve decided to open our Rehearsals to all those interested in Band music. Rehearsals are the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursday nights, 7:00-9:00 pm. You’re welcome to join us (no cost) regardless of age, sex, Masonic or non-Masonic affiliation, or musical proficiency. John Locher (480-9262583) is our Band Unit President. Please let him know in advance so we can prepare a folder for you. We have an 8-12 member EZ – Pops sub-Unit that performs lively uptempo music, specializing in Ethnic and Oktoberfest celebrations. Complete repertoire’s available for Polka, Dixieland, Patriotic, Christmas, Party, Swing dancing and listening pleasure. This well-rehearsed sub-Unit’s been in existence since 1987. It’s free of charge to Masonic affiliates; donations to El Zaribah Shrine Band appreciated. May you have a safe and happy Holiday Season and may God continue to bless the USA. MEL, Sec.

Clowns... 2011’s rapidly drawing to a close. By the time you read this article we’ll have had our OV and Christmas party. We thank Doug “BB Clown” Fry for his service as 2011 President. Joe “Stoolee” Couey was also thanked for his service as Vice President and for the contributions he made to the Unit in memory of his wife Mary Lou. For 2012, we elected George “Z Klown” Mather as President; Bill “UHOO” Enloe as VP and Peter “Chick Pea” Lantka is continuing to serve the Unit as Sec/Treas. 2012 will be a year of training and growth. This will be the year to get started if you’ve ever had the desire to be a Clown. Our regular Joeys will be ending 2011 with an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl Parade with El Zaribah Shrine and start off 2012 with their regular meeting Jan. 2nd. For all the new Joeys, we’ll schedule classes in make-up, costume, Parade props, skits, balloons, face painting and what it takes to be a Shrine Clown. We’ll have a full schedule of sanctioned Parades to participate in and other events to bring laughter and joy to children of all ages. El Zaribah Clown Unit looks forward to representing our Shrine in all their events in 2012. Come out and join us in making ourselves known in 2012.

Culinary... Seasons Greetings from your friendly servers behind the chow line. The year’s almost over, and one of the questions we have to ask ourselves is, “Have we done as much as we could have for the Children”? We’re a fraternity focused on fun and fellowship but our goal is to support the Shriners Hospitals with “spirit, time, talent and means.” www.el-zaribah.org

I believe we could attract and retain more members by stressing the benevolent aspect of our fraternity as much or more than the fun and fellowship we enjoy. The calendar year’s almost gone, but we still have 5 months remaining before we go dark, and I hope we put those months to good use for the Children. The Culinary Unit meets the 3rd Tuesday, and fund-raising will be an important topic for discussion. Parade participation will be on the agenda, and we’ll have other items of great importance to consider, so please try to be there if you can. We decided to dispose of our Parade vehicles, so we have 2 little Model T cars, a trailer and a towed rig with 4 bicycle seats available. Anyone interested should contact Mike Fenno. Remember Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th. Other December dates to remember are Bill of Rights Day on the 15th, Hanukkah begins the 20th and Christmas Day the 25th. Remember to say Howdy to Nobles David Cole and Hal Resnikoff, who had birthdays in November. I’ll see you soon. Ralph Jones, Scribe

Greeters... To begin December’s article, we believe it only appropriate to send out “good job” and “way to go” messages to our Chief Rabban ‘Hut’ Hutson, who, during Nov.’s “Chief Rabban’s Night” came through with flying colors. Of course, we couldn’t expect anything less from a person who, along with his other titles, is proud to include “Greeter.” We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by many family members and friends. It’s also a time that gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect, at least for a moment or two, on our good fortunes and offer up a prayer for those less fortunate. Nov.’s monthly meeting produced a larger than usual turnout of members. That was as expected since it’s the time for the annual Greeters Election for 2012 Officers. If the ease experienced at filling the slate of Candidates was any indicator, perhaps the Greeter Unit is facing a resurgence in interest and participation because for the first time in a few years, a readily available number of persons made their interests known and stepped forth to assume leadership positions. We’ll begin the New Year in proper fashion by announcing in our next article the names of those elected, those truly far sighted and gifted individuals who possess the experience and skills necessary to guide our Unit through the coming year, building even more on its stability and prominence. In closing, I want to say a special thank you to the 2011 Elected Officers who led us through a sometimes very taxing year. To begin, Sec/Treas Gregg Curry; 2nd VP Jim Rinehart; 1st VP Larry Howard and Pres. Bob Richmond who, in spite of experiencing 2 heart attacks during his tenure, is still managing to hold the gavel and take charge at every meeting. It’s too bad we don’t have space to thank everyone in the Unit by name for all their work in making this a successful year. Suffice it to say, it was successful and all the members are very appreciative of your efforts. The Greeters wish a very Merry Christmas to each and every one of you and trust the good Lord will bless you with much in the way of health, happiness and good will. December 2011 / Arabian Tales 9


...uniformed units... Another good thing is we’ll be back in the Fiesta Bowl Parade. Not quite sure of the Parada Del Sol yet, but try to make them both, they’re a lot of fun. Where oh where has the year gone? Already we’re looking forward to If you didn’t get a chance to join us for one of our rides at the ranches, 2012. By the time this is published, the LOH will have participated in the try to come see us this year. The rides are a lot of fun for everyone. Tempe, Anthem and Winslow Parades and completed our first Flag ReHappy Holidays from the Mounted Patrol. Looking forward to seeing tirement Ceremony. you down the trail, and until then… Vaya Con Dios October Stated Meeting Flag Presentation was by Nobles Scrimager, Trundy and Johnston. The following LOH Nobles were present participating Oriental band... and/or doing their “things:” Wax, Hudson, Folker, December brings a time of hope and thanksgiving. The Oriental Band Massey and Hageman. is participating in a Christmas get together and Lake Havasu Ceremony and/or Parade particmini-concert with the Drum and Bugle Corp. Last ipants were Nobles Hudson, Scrimager, Wax, year was so much fun that we’re looking forward Folker, Hettervik, Massey and Hageman. to another great time with the group that shares The LOH Officers and Membership wish everyone a Merry Christmas our rehearsal night. The food is always fantastic and a Happy New Year. and the audience is so appreciative! The Legion of Honor Unit consists of Nobles who have served HonorLast month, the Band participated in the Tempe ably or are currently members of the armed forces of their country. It’s an and Anthem Veteran’s Day Parades with our float Honor to belong to the Legion of Honor Unit. You served your country and and we’re planning on being in the Fiesta Bowl in 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 December with the float as well. We had a few new additions to the performers on the float (Mike and John) and we thank them for their contrimeeting and various other functions as requested by the Illustrious Sir. Nobles, those of you with computers and access to the Internet can butions. In addition to the November Parades, we joined with 7 other Units and Clubs in a Joint OV in the Red Fez Room Nov. 18th. access the Legion of Honor Web Page at: Come visit us and sit in during one of our Tuesday rehearsals or if you http://members.cox.net/johnston30/ for information regarding Legion of Honor Scheduled Functions. Eligible Nobles and their Ladies are invited feel up to it, hop on the float during a Parade and join in the fun (it beats to check us out and attend our 6:00 pm dinner meeting held the 3rd Mon- walking). SC day 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

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Mounted Patrol... Howdy Ya’ll! Hope this finds you and yours doing just fine. We’ve enjoyed another fun and prosperous year and certainly hope you found time to join us on one of our rides, parties or other functions. A “hats off” is in order to our retiring Captain Charlie KOONistra. He and his Officers have done a great job of keeping us focused and therefore successful. Thank you Captain, and thanks to your lovely Lady Stef, as we all know she’s primarily the one responsible for your good actions.

With the Mounted Patrol on the Fall Ride

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Proper respect was shown throughout the Flag Burning Ceremony

John & Mike on the Oriental Band Float, Tempe VA Parade

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...uniformed units... Patrol... In my humble opinion, the Patrol’s had a really good year marching in Parades, forming the Honor Aisle, working at the Shrine Circus and generally, having a good time doing what we do. The camaraderie of the Unit and our Ladies is what makes it all happen. Sally and I wish the incoming Patrol Officers as much, if not more, success in 2012. The Patrol’s fortunate to have members such as our incoming Captain Floyd Smethurst and his Lady Susan who’ve opened their home to us for a wonderful Christmas party. We also wish the very best Holiday Season and New Year to all the Masonic/Shrine Family and friends. Fred Wulff, Capt. 2011

rade. I hope all of you will join in and assist with helping these brothers in there venture… please bring home the awards. Once again we’ve been invited to the Fiesta Bowl Parade. What a chance to show our stuff as Shriners, supporting children. This, gentlemen, is a chance to end the season in style, and we all look forward to it, so get ready to roll the last of Dec. I understand after the Fiesta Bowl Parade the Unit with their Ladies are going to get together for lunch about 3 pm at the Spaghetti Company on Central, so try and make it - it will be a blast. Remember we do have vehicles for sale for our new members, some of them can be owner financed so keep this in mind. Wishing You and Yours a Safe Holiday!! John Hamilton

Transportation... WOW - what a way to finish the year and start a new one, to finish off with the past Board and welcome new and exciting leadership to the Unit. The past Officers want to thank the members for all their support and hard work done for our Unit. Give yourselves a hand and again, thanks. Let’s all welcome the new Sheriff and his deputies - Pres Jim Pitt; VP Phil Houghton, PP; Sec Ray Benson (happy to have you back) and leading the posse Treas. Gary Woodfill. I’m sure they’ll bring a lot to the table, and we’ll remain as strong as we have been. Once again, kudos to all. As the Parade season comes to a finish, it seems we saved the very best for last. Anthem was a great turnout, and for those who went to Black Canyon, it was done in great fashion. The Florence Parade was great as always and again we outdid ourselves - can’t wait to see what next year will bring. I understand we’ve shown an interest in the Phoenix Electric Light Parade. We have the chance for 2 or 3 of our rigs with lights in that Pa-

Where’s the Oriental Band Genie???

Phil Houghton, PP, Transportation unit, at the Scottsdale Air Fair

The now (in)famous Cockroach Dance

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Getting a lift home from the Scottsdale Air Fair compliments of the Marines

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...Shrine Clubs... 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. December’s always a busy month for the Apache Wells Shrine Club. We spend little time with administrative action and most talking or workThe luncheon and business meeting will be held Dec. 1st at the Apache ing with computers. If you have a computer problem that requires bringHall with the social starting at 12:30 and ing in your computer, don’t hesitate to do that. meeting at 1:00 pm. This is an especially imThe Computer Club has a Web Page that can be accessed at: portant meeting, as the Election of the 2012 http://members.cox.net/computerclub/ Officers will be conducted. It can also be accessed from the El Zaribah Web Page link. The ComThe Annual OV for Illustrious Sir Tom puter Club Web Page contains links to other web sites that provide useCalvin and Christmas Party will be combined ful information for the use of computers. Check these links out and see and held on Dec. 17th at the new Apache Hall what they offer. Virgil Johnston, Club Sec. at 6:00 pm. The New Year will start off with the luncheon and meeting on January 12th in Apache Hall. The Apache Wells Shrine Club Presidents Ball will be Drum & bugle Corps... Jan. 14th at Apache Hall at 6:00 pm. Jack Roberts, Club Scribe

Apache Wells...

Thanks go to all those who attended the Joint OV for the eight Units and Clubs on Nov. 18th. We had a good turnout and a fun evening. The Computer... participating Units and Clubs were the Drum & Bugle The new 2012 Officers will be published in our January 2012 Directory. Corps, Roadrunners, Patrol, Band, Oriental Band, SandThe reason is that although we elected them in November, there will be baggers, Computer Club and DeMolay Club. The Drum & Bugle Corps is completing 18 years as NO COMPUTER CLUB MEETING IN DEa Club in El Zaribah in December. There’s not that many CEMBER, as our regular scheduled meeting Shriners around now who even remember when the would be the day after Christmas. Moving the Temple didn’t have a Drum & Bugle Corps. We’ve mainmeeting to another date incurs conflicts for tained a good size throughout the years, but we’re althe membership with other Unit and Club ways looking for those Shriners who enjoy music, meetings. whether you’ve ever played an instrument or not. We The Officers and Members of the Club all meet weekly on Tuesday nights at 5:30 pm, but the cawish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year for everyone readmaraderie makes the weekly trip to the Shrine well worth it. Talk to any ing this. Drum & Bugle Corps member if that interests you. All members of El Zaribah and their Ladies interested in computing are The Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to have Fred & Lil Rogers as part invited to attend our Club meetings. Ladies as well as their Noble attend of our group since our inception 18 years ago, and they continue to bring and participate. The Club meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 food and snacks for our meetings that everyone enjoys. Thanks, Fred & pm except June, July, and August and when there’s a conflict with ChristLil, for your willingness to contribute to our fun and fellowship. mas. The Red Fez Room is where many of us meet prior to the meeting. The Drum & Bugle Corps would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy Start the New Year by scheduling attendance at one of our meetings and safe Holiday Season. Alto Bugle 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

Jasper, it’s not REALLy a race car... at the Scottsdale Air Fair

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Hey Hey & BB... and a flying dump truck? At the Scottsdale Air Fair

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...Shrine Clubs... Provost... The Shrine year’s almost over and we’ll be beginning a new year. Let’s hope your New Year will be healthy and successful. Have a joyous Christmas and enjoy the Holidays with your friends and family. Points to Ponder: “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito” Anita Roddick Provost Club Meetings are held on 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 and join us. Words of Wisdom: “It’s good to have a train of thought, providing you have a terminal.” The Provost Club motto is “Protecting and serving the Shrine” and our mission is “to provide security at the Temple events and assist the Potentate as requested.” Join us if you’re interested working as security for your Shrine. Please contact Captain Don Obara (480-361-6339). The uniforms will be supplied by the Provost Club, you’ll be working with experienced Officers and I’m sure you’ll find your participation very rewarding. Scribe, Don Obara donobara@cox.net

sun Lakes... My, how time flies when you’re having fun. November was a very busy month for the Sun Lakes Shrine Club. Nov. 12th started with many of the Club’s Nobility and Ladies getting all decked out in their Tux and Formals to spend an unbelievable evening attending the “Night of the Child” at the El Zaribah Shrine Center. The fantastic Program was devoted to showing those who don’t know what we as Shriners do to help our Kids. Our Nov. 14th dinner meeting was well attended and as always the food was terrific. The evening was spent Nominating and Electing the upcoming 2012 Club Officers. The Officers are expected to be President Dick Snyder; VP Jack Pate; Treas. Ill. Sir Roger Nicholson and Sec. Joe Inorio. I’m happy to report our Nov. 18th Golf Tournament at the Sun Bird Country Club was the biggest and best ever – attendance was great and everyone had a fine time. A special thanks to Noble Don Watkins and his committee for a job well done.

We’ve been busy and yet one wonders where the time goes. Our yearly Christmas Dinner Dance and OV for Potentate Ill. Sir Thomas Calvin and Lady Valerie along with the Divan is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 12th at the Sun Lakes Country Club. The Holiday festivities start at 5:00 with a no-host Social hour, Dinner at 6:00 pm, followed with introductions, presentations and comments from the Potentate. Then we’ll enjoy dancing to the music from Time and Time Again. Don’t forget members can bring guests to our dinners and it’s a good way to let prospective members experience the fun the Sun Lakes Shrine Club has to offer. For reservations contact Tim Stock (480-460-0708). All the Nobles of the Sun Lakes Shrine Club wish all of you a very fine Christmas. Through the efforts of the Shrine, we hope others less fortunate will also enjoy their holiday.

White Mountain... Well, the flat-landers have left the mountain and just the strong of heart remain to face the winter snows (the first of which hit us Nov. 5th). They say it’s supposed to be a long, cold, wet winter. The Club members are looking forward to assisting the White Mountain ClotheA-Child Dec. 10th at K-Mart in Show Low. They hope to clothe about 150 children this year. It will be their 26th year of service to the White Mountain needy children. A family in Snowflake was burned out of their house in October and the Clothe-a-Childe Club helped out 4 children and the parents with much needed clothing. Club Officers for 2012 were Elected at the October meeting: Pres. Dick Doane; 1st VP Max Long; 2nd VP Larry Logan; Sec. Jim Fugate; Treas. Jack Wade and Chaplain Joe Couey. Our 2012 major fund-raiser will be raffling off a sleek Shriner GoKart, which was one of 8 the Club used to ride in Parades. It even has 2 speakers and a boom box. This is the last one around and has been donated to the Club by President Emeritus Max Long. Look for raffle tickets at upcoming Stated Meetings in Phoenix. Of course, we’ll hold the infamous “worm races” again in 2012 beginning on Derby Day, May 5th. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and successful New Year.

Yavapai County... At the last Yavapai County Shrine Club General Meeting Nov. 10th, the following were voted in as 2012 Officers: Pres. Richard Guinn and Lady Jeanne Nugent; 1st VP James Robinson and Lady Diane; 2nd VP George Krob and Lady Theo; Sec. is Vacant at this time; Treas. Gene Fox. Thanks, and Happy Holidays to all from the Yavapai County Shrine Club! Hersh Eaton Past President Stan Thomas going to his cart at the Sun Lakes Shrine Club Golf Classic at Sun Bird Country Club

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...Shrine Clubs... Yuma Foothills...

Yuma...

For information, contact Pres. Gary Steeves (307-689-0774) At our stated meeting Nov. 3rd chaired by Past Pres. Lanny Kee, it was reported that 2 of our members attended the Shrine Imperial Session in Denver. Past Pres. Jack Cox participated in the humongous Shrine Parade riding in a 1914 Model -T Ford, once owned by our deceased member George Frohlick, who’d been active in our Parade Unit. Noble Darrell Fischer worked as a Volunteer Convention Greeter directing confused Nobles where and when, etc. His co-workers were all Past Potentates. Noble Darrell reported a Shrine Temple Charter was granted to Emirat Temple in Heidelberg, Germany, formed from a Shrine Club of Aahmes, my original Temple. Our social dinner Oct. 19th was a huge success with nearly 50 attending including many from Yuma Shrine Club. No introductions were made, however I learned several dignitaries were present, including a Past Potentate. Noble Fischer’s cap was top heavy with the Temple pins he received at Imperial. While there, he passed out many of our Club Shriner Diner Unit pins to the Nobles. Some Imperial Officers had heard of and were impressed by the donations made by our Shriner Diners Club Unit! Noble George Frohlick’s widow Neva was present at our social as well as at Imperial. Lady Neva is a close friend of our new Imperial Potentate Illustrious Sir Michael Severe and Lady Patty. The October annual Yuma Shrine Circus was a big success. We stood at the gate to welcome the youngsters who knew that we men with big red hats love children. We next gathered at Center Ring with Yuma Shrine Club Pres. Don Plank at the mic to open the event, ending with his exciting ” LET THE CIRCUS BEGIN”! It’s GRAND to be a Shriner! Joe Elleard, News writer

Greetings Nobles and Ladies. This has been a great year for Yuma Shrine Club and its members. As I find myself at the end of my term as President and scribe for the newsletter, I must say thank you to all who helped me make this a successful year. I didn’t get to accomplish all I wanted to but must leave some for the new guys! It’s great to be a Shriner and I’m looking forward to the New Year. Yours in the faith, Don Plank, Pres.

Zane Grey... Payson Lodge No. 70 Clothe-A-Child program will start at 7:30 am on Dec. 3rd. Zane Grey members are asked to be Chaperons as they have done in previous years. The Zane Grey Shrine Club Christmas Party will be Dec. 3rd at the Lamplighter Community Room. Social hour will start at 5:00 and Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm. The Caterer, Kathy Bickert, will serve the same menu as last year with a few surprises. The Zane Grey Shrine Club members wish everyone safe and joyous Holidays and are looking forward to 2012.

Beginning to gather for the Flag Burning Ceremony

Pote 2000 Doug Kurbat introducing Papa Bean – D.J. Penbroke at the Prescott Valley Circus, sponsored by Bradshaw Mtn, Mingus Mtn, yavapai County & MisFits Shrine Clubs

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Attention Unit and Club Leaders There will be a Unit & Club Indoctrination, Orientation and Installation

January 7, 2012 Red Fez and Fiesta Rooms We will begin at 9:00 am with coffee and donuts. Cold cuts, chips and sodas will be provided for lunch. This is a working meeting with no breaks. We will end at 1:00 pm. Photos will be taken with your Divan Reps, so please bring your fez.

Taking aim at the Mounted Patrol’s Fall Ride

At the Masquerade Ball

At the Masquerade Ball

At the Masquerade Ball

At the Masquerade Ball

At the Masquerade Ball

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2012 Potentate’s Ball Saturday, January 28th El Zaribah Shrine Center 5:30 pm – Social Hour 6:30 pm – March In 7:15 pm – Dinner 8:00 pm – Presentations 8:30 pm - MC6 Entertainment begins Guitarist Chris Hnottavange playing On Stage from 5:30 – 6:30 & 7:15 – 8:15

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...Ladies Organizations, Job’s Daughters News & Notes of Thanks... Daughters of the Nile... We wish you all a Happy Holiday Season. We’ll be attending our Unit’s delightful Holiday events. We’ve been busy visiting our Sun City, Mohave Valley and Mesa Nile Clubs. The Official Visitations were very enjoyable and we received many wonderful items for the Hospitals. We’re busy planning for the Official Visitation of our Supreme Queen Laura Richardson of Tampa, FL. This event will be held Thursday, Feb. 2nd at El Zaribah Shrine Center. We hope to have a very special group of new members at our next Ceremonial. Betty Ann Stockton, Queen

I want to thank all of you who sent me the very nice cards. I really appreciate your thoughts and prayers! I’m doing real well, I’m trying to get back to walking alone. I had a fractured pelvic bone in 2 places. I guess I need to give up dancing or go to Fred Astaire. Thanks again to all of you!! And also a thank you to the Mounted Patrol for the flowers! Marilyn Fults

Ladies Oriental shrine... Greetings from Sphinx Court #65, Ladies Oriental Shrine! Our Ceremonial Nov. 19th was outstanding - it’s so nice to have such a lovely group of women join our ranks. If your Lady hasn’t already become a member of LOS, tell her to contact one of us and we’ll welcome her with open arms. It’s a busy season for sure. Our Christmas Parties are sure to be awesome - lots of good food and fellowship, and we love all the activities planned at the Shrine! Never a dull moment around there! We still have plenty of our LOS Cookbooks left, so if you don’t have yours yet, please contact one of our LOS Ladies. As always, we wish you good health and happiness and send our condolences to those who are ill or have lost loved ones. Stay safe, happy and busy working for the KIDS! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all! Lady Janet Mielke, High Priestess 2010-11

Special thanks goes to the Moon Valley Tattler and Hardy Murphy for having such a nice ad for our Christmas Spectacular featuring Seth Rye. The Moon Valley Tattler has always been a great supporter of our Shrine Center and all we do for the kids. Thanks again to both of you! Illustrious Sir Tom Calvin, Potentate 2011

Job’s Daughters... Job’s Daughters of AZ has requested placement of periodic articles in the Arabian Tales. Below is the first of those articles authored by the Grand Bethel Honored Queen: Happy Holidays to our Masonic Family!!!! December and January are full of fun for our girls and their families! In the upcoming weeks we have Installations, Dances and our Job’s Daughter Retreat...OH MY! On December 2nd, Bethel 21 of Scottsdale has an Installation. December 17th Bethel 25 in Tucson has their Official Visit at 10 am, while Bethel 19 of Phoenix has an Installation. Then in the New Year, Bethel 25 of Tucson has their Installation Jan. 7th, Bethel’s 22 and 13 have an Installation Jan. 14th. Bethel 11 of Tucson has their Installation on Jan. 21st. Then to end January, we have our Annual Grand Bethel Retreat up at Friendly Pines Camp for a fun filled weekend! All these events are open to the Public, so invite or bring your daughters, nieces, stepdaughters, granddaughters and any other girls you may know! Everyone’s welcome to come have fun and learn what we’re all about. Don’t be shy, come have some fun with the AZ Job’s Daughters! We’re sure to put a smile on your face. Come join the fun! AZ Jobie Love! Sarah Hasler, AZ- GBHQ

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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

December 14th 11:30 am at Lon’s, Hermosa Inn, for our Christmas Luncheon For Reservations: Pres. Joy Weaver 480-926-6809 VP Bonnie Kennington 602-995-6809 Treasurer Julia Ayers 623-476-5994

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...Clinic News, Parade Schedule & Transportation Donations... Clinic News... As 2011 draws to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank Noble Tom and Lady Jane Sheldon and their Outreach Clinic Crew for the incredible dedication this past year. We completed 10 Outreach Clinics at the Maricopa County Medical Center and the tireless efforts of all the Outreach Clinic Volunteers should be applauded. El Zaribah Shriners enjoy the reputation of conducting excellent Clinics. This doesn’t just happen. It takes a lot of hard work and I’ve never worried about whether our volunteers are up to the task. Their only reward is an occasional smile on the face of a Shrine patient. I’d also like to thank Ill. Sir Tom Calvin for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Hospital Chairman. It’s been a very rewarding experience. Having the opportunity to work with Lady Barbara Hineman and watching her interaction with our patients and families has been inspirational. Make no mistake, Lady Barbara is the foundation of your Hospital Office and her professionalism and dedication to our cause is remarkable. I hope many of you will take the time to thank all those who are so active working with our Shrine Children. They definitely deserve our thanks for a job well done. Jim Miller, PP, Hospital Chairman

Transportation Donations... The Trust Estate of Eleanor V. Nacheman El Zaribah Shrine Clowns Charles P. Morriss Potentate Cockroach Dance

2011 Parade schedule... Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 17 June 16 Aug 18 Sept 15 Sept 22 Oct 27 Nov 10 Nov 11 TBD TBD TBD

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Destry Jetton, AZ Midday News visiting the Shrine Clinic

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...Mentor Program, Notice To Scribes & Tempe VA Parade Photos... Mentor Program...

Notice To scribes...

Nobles of El Zaribah, the Mentorship Team of the El Zaribah Membership Committee is looking for Nobles to serve as Mentors for Candidates referred to us from the BeAShrinerNow.Com web site. You’ll need to register on Shriners Village as a virtual Mentor. We’re also looking for Nobles around the State, active in their Blue Lodges, to help our Mentorship Team when we have a Candidate interested in a Lodge in their area, to introduce them to the Lodge and be a helping hand to their Mentor. This will be especially useful in outlying areas of the state where we have Candidates. Please contact Noble George Mather (480-254-5328) or email him at zklown1999@aol.com if you’re interested in helping in either area.

This is YOUR magazine. All Units, Shrine Clubs and associated groups are encouraged to have articles in each issue. Here are a few easy guidelines following the KISS principle (Keep It Short, Simple). * Check your facts. Always be positive of your facts. * The deadline is carved in stone. Everything MUST be in our hands no later than the end of the first week of the month prior to publication. NO EXCEPTIONS. * You may hand deliver, mail, fax or e-mail articles and photos to us. * If using e-mail, copy the article directly into the body of the e-mail. Send photos as JPG attachments. If you need help with this, just call - we can walk you through it. * Typed copy is to use caps AND lower case. * Please limit your monthly articles to approximately 250 words. This will ensure all Units and Clubs receive the space they deserve as well as giving our advertisers the space they’ve paid for. * The Editor reserves the right to edit any article for length or content. Personal agendas will not knowingly be printed. * Submissions with dates will be edited for tense. If the event has already occurred, it will be rewritten to indicate past tense. * Minutes of meetings are not considered apropos for this publication. Example: This article contains 228 words.

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...Tempe VA Parade Photos...

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...Tempe VA Parade Photos...

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...Intermountain unit News & Mohave Shrine Club OV Photos... intermountain unit News... SHrinErS HoSPitALS For CHiLdrEn PAtiEnt SEtS nEw worLd rECord For LongESt wHEELCHAir wHEELiE wEdnESdAy, oCtobEr 26, 2011 At Shriners Hospitals for Children Salt Lake City, each patient receives life-changing care for a wide variety of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. But sometimes it’s the obstacles they overcome outside the hospital that are truly extraordinary. Eliza McIntosh, a patient at the hospital for 16 years, recently broke the record for world’s longest wheelchair wheelie, setting the new standard to 12.45 miles. “There are a lot of things that go into breaking a Guinness World Record but the one that really inspired me the most was the outpouring of love and support from my community. In particular Shriners Hospitals for Children Salt Lake City employees Matt Lowell and Ken Kozole helped me immensely,” Eliza said. “Without them, my dream probably never would have happened. From the very moment I pitched Matt and Ken the idea, they were full force behind me, from helping me brainstorm ideas to helping me order my wheelchair.” The morning Eliza was set to break the record was cold and wet, and she had to make some last minute adjustments to her game plan, including wearing a hat, jacket and gloves, something she didn’t thave a much practice with. But she hit the pavement with a positive

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titude nonetheless. At 8:30 am on the slippery East High School track in lane 3, Eliza set out to break the record. Dozens of people came out to support her, including other teens in wheelchairs, fellow students, family, friends and even members of the fire department. Even with the obstacles in front of her, she still beat the record with all the support and cheering in four hours. “I felt like I’d been training for this my whole life because I’m always doing a wheelie,” she said after she broke the record. “I feel really exhilarated that I did it and that it’s over. I’m also pretty sore.” Eliza’s record-breaking wheelie was featured on local television and a video clip is on KSL.com.

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...Flag Burning Ceremony Photos...

...Scottsdale Air Fair Photos...

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...Scottsdale Air Fair Photos...

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...CALENDAR OF EVENTS AS OF 11-22-11... DECEMBER SuNDAy

TuESDAy

MONDAy

WEDNESDAy

4 PRESCOTT CLOTHE-A-CHILD

11 MOTORCyCLE C’MAS PARTy

5 CLOWNS OV

12 11 am Nile Session/Luncheon

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14 STATED MTG 7 pm Aramel 11:00 am

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16 PATROL C’MAS PARTy FISH FRy 5:30 - 8:30 pm

17 APACHE WELLS OV C’MAS PARTy

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CABIRI C’MAS PARTy

MERRy CHRISTMAS

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21 WEST VALLEy OV

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28 Aramel 11:00 am

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GREETERS OV C’MAS PARTy

3 MTD PATROL C’MAS PARTy 5:30 pm

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7:00 pm LOSNA mtg

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FISH FRy 5:30 - 8:30 pm

6 uNIT HEAD MTG 7:00 pm

SuN LAKES OV C’MAS

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FRIDAy

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10 SHRINE PATIENT C’MAS PARTy

31 NEW yEAR’S EVE FIESTA BOWL PARADE

JANuARy 2012 SuNDAy

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