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ARABIAN TALES Official Publication of El Zaribah Shrine in Phoenix, Arizona December 2013

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DEADLINE: All copy, advertising, and cancellations are due by the 1st day of the month preceding the month of publication. (USPS: 013-933) EDITOR: Leo Balthazor, PP W: 602-231-0300 ext 26 | 552 North 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ. 85008 Cell: 602-740-5635 | FAX: 602-231-8737 | E-Mail: Arabian.Tales@El-Zaribah.org REPORTERS: One member from each Unit and Club LAYOUT& DESIGN EDITOR: Krista Harmsworth/KMH Kreations LLC | E-Mail: Arabian.Tales@El-Zaribah.org COPY EDITOR: Bobbie Balthazor/KMH Kreations LLC | E-Mail: Arabian.Tales@El-Zaribah.org TEMPLE PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Folker 480-924-1635 PRINTER & MAILING: O’Neil Printing 602-258-7789

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* NOTE: ALL ARTICLES MAY BE EDITED FOR CONTENT AND SPACE. * NOTICE - Proceeds of all El Zaribah Shriners functions are only for the benefit of Shriners Hospitals for Children where so stated within the advertising material pertaining to that particular affair. Also, some donations are not tax deductible. Arabian Tales (USPS: 013-933) is the Official Publication of El Zaribah Shriners, 552 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008. (602) 231-0300 Published monthly except June, July & August. Periodicals Postage Paid in Phoenix, AZ Subscription Rate: $11.25/year | Members Rate: $7.25/year POSTMASTER: Please send changes of address to Arabian Tales, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 Attn: Leo Balthazor, Editor, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 No contents of this publication can be reproduced without the written authorization of the editor.

ELECTED DIVAN

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

Pote’s Message 3 Officers and Shrine emails 4 Unit & Club Meeting Schedule 5 Membership 6 Lake Havasu Photos 7 New Shrine Medical Center 10 Outreach Clinic Dates 11 Lake Havasu Photos 12 Hospital Chairman 14 Hospital Fund Donations 14 Lake Havasu Parade 15 Unit and Club Updates 19 23 Meet the New Nobles ‘Twas the Night Before … 26 Upcoming Dates 29 Friends of Arabian Tales 30 Shriner’s On the Go! 32

“Shining Rays of Hope” El Zaribah 2013

APPOINTED DIVAN

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

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

DIVAN REPRESENTATIVES Ed Stolze Gerald Massey Chris Hagenian George Mather

EL ZARIBAH LIVING POTENTATES

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

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

PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRMAN: Mike Richards

TEMPLE ATTORNEY: H.M. “Mac” Bohlman Michael Saltz

Los Angeles Los Angeles Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

1986, A. Marshall Austin 2004, Larry A. Kesselring 1989, Donald D. Meinershagen 2006, David C. Humphrey 1991, Ronald E. Randleman 2007, Russell Gunther 1992, Richard H. Russell 2008, David T. Polner 1994, Jack M. Garrett 2009, James G. Miller 1998, E.M. “Monty” Fox 2010, Philip W. Houghton 2000, Douglas H. Kurbat 2011, Thomas W. Calvin 2001, Leo R. Balthazor 2012, Hon. J. Hut Hutson 2002, James L. Willittes 2013, Ed Stolze 1980, Merrill Putnam, Tangier Temple – Omaha, NE 1991, “Buzz” Pedroni, Ahmes Temple – Livermore, CA 1992, Tom Skoog, Ahmed Temple – Marquette, MI 1993, Elwin O. Studebaker, Kerak Temple – Reno, NV 1994, Keith Smith, Hillah Temple – Medford, OR 1995, Roger Nicholson, Tangier Temple – Omaha, NE 1999, Joe Pendergast, El Bekal Temple – Anaheim, CA 2010, Cecil Hammer, Al Kader Temple – Wilsonville, OR


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MESSAGE FROM THE POTENTATE Illustrious Sir, Ed Stolze Wow, it’s amazing how fast a year can go by. Especially when we’re working with the greatest Philanthropy, and the greatest people in the world. We’ve had a great year thanks to all of the Nobles and Ladies of El Zaribah, which has led to some very positive movements on programs. Our Circus this year was the most attended in that last 25 years. Advertising works, and this year it worked very well. Our Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch, Cornfest, and Circus, were all very successful due to the new advertising program and making sure that our community is aware of what is available. Membership has been fantastic this year; we’ve brought in 50 new members so far, and we still have another Ceremonial on December 23rd, so we hope to have more than 65 new Members in El Zaribah which will be the best year in a long time. If you’ve not had the opportunity to meet our new Nobles, please come down and meet them. They’ve already started attending Parades, events and OVs. The 2013 Class of New Nobles is a great group of Nobles and Ladies who will assist us in taking El Zaribah in to the future. We were able to Charter a new Lodge (Hunters Paradise Lodge #85) upstairs in the Temple which has allowed our hard working Nobles to attend a great Blue Lodge right here in the Temple. But, the year’s not over yet, and we’re very busy during the month of December attending Christmas Parties and Official Visits. Please come on out and support the Clubs and Units with the yearend Parties. Cheryl and I thank each of you for your hard work, dedication, and most importantly for the support you’ve given us and the Temple over the last 5 years. The travel of a Divan Member through the line is not only a learning experience, but a very humbling process, and we have been very humbled by your support. We truly understand how hard each Noble and Lady works to make El Zaribah successful. Without each and every one of you, we would not have been as successful as we have been. We truly appreciate everything you do to support our Temple and our Children. A lifetime of thank yous would not be enough to come close to how we feel about each Noble and Lady. We ask that each of you continue to support the Temple as we move into the year 2014. We hope the best for the Divan and their Staffs as they go forward with our Membership Programs, Public Relations, and Fiscal responsibility. Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you. May God bless each and every one of you, our Fraternity, and our Children. With much Love, Ed and Cheryl Stolze

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ff a t S , s r e c i f f hrine O El Zaribah S sses, Email Addre and s Internet Link

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

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

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

OFFICIAL CALL OF THE POTENTATE: Nobility of El Zaribah MONTHLY STATED MEETING Wednesday, December 11, 2013 7:00 pm – El Zaribah Shrine Center For the Purpose of Old and New Business as well as the Election of Officers Your Attendance is Urgently Requested Attest: Jack Garrett, PP, Recorder

Yours in the Faith, Ed Stolze, Potentate

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Shrine Units & Clubs Meeting Schedule BAND Ea Thursday 7:00 pm CLOWNS 1st Monday 7:00 pm CULINARY 3rd Wednesday 7:00 pm DESERT CHARIOTS Thursday after Stated Meeting 5:30 pm DIRECTOR'S STAFF 4th Wednesday 7:30 pm 7:00 pm EL DULABS 3rd Wednesday GREETERS 3rd Monday 8:00 pm rd LEGION OF HONOR 3 Monday 6:30 pm PRESCOTT LOH 4th Monday 11:30 am MOTORCYCLES 2nd Thursday 7:00 pm 7:00 pm MOUNTED PATROL 1st Monday ORIENTAL BAND 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm PATROL 1st Wednesday 7:00 pm 6:30 pm ROADRUNNERS 3rd Tuesday 6:30 pm TEMPLE GUARD 3rd Tuesday TRANSPORTATION 1st Wednesday 7:00 pm AIR PATROL SC Saturday 9:00 am AL JONDI SC 4th Thursday 6:30 pm APACHE WELLS SC 2nd Thursday 1:00 pm 5:30 pm CASA GRANDE SC 2nd Thursday COMPUTER SC 1st Monday 7:00 pm DEMOLAY SC 3rd Wednesday 7:00 pm DRUM & BUGLE SC Ea Tuesday 5:30 pm HI COUNTRY REBELS SC Quarterly TBA HILLBILLY'S CLAN #65 SC When Called KINGMAN SC 3rd Friday Noon 6:00 pm LAKE HAVASU SC 1st Thursday MISFlTS SC When Called MOBILE NOBLES SC 3rd Thursday 7:00 pm MOHAVE SC 1st Friday 7:30 pm PROVOST SC 2nd Thursday 6:30 pm 6:30 pm SANDBAGGERS SC 2nd Tuesday SUN LAKES SC 3rd Monday (Nov. – March) 5:00 pm WEST VALLEY SC 3rd Wednesday 5:30 pm WHITE MOUNTAIN SC 3rd Sunday 12:30 pm WINSLOW SC 2nd Friday 5:00 pm YAVAPAI COUNTY SC 2nd Thursday 6:00 pm YOUNG GUNS SC 3rd Wednesday 6:00 pm YUMA SC 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm YUMA FOOTHILLS SC 1st Monday 1:00 pm ZANE GREY SC 3rd Wednesday 5:30 pm

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

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

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October, 2013 Membership Passed Through Unseen Portals Demits Don B. Frye Charles Douglas Green Larry J. Hauptman Erville W. Hughes John Wm. Roberts Charles Fred Snelling Donald Ray Wagner

Creations

Jesus Acuna Matthew Aaron Armer Jay Shannon Bigle Ricky Lyn Birchfield William Roscoe Bryan Matthew Dewitt Gale Christopher David Gamache Qerop Grigorian Jesse Hartwell Ralph Abraham Herro Gary Lee Hicks Cuitlahuac Iriarte Hector Meneses Thomas Benedict Mich Michael Middleton Russell Wesley Mowry Andranik Nazaryan Daryl Neil Juan G. Ramos Pat Lee Redmon Walter Earl Sanville Edo Shilgevorkyan Richard Lee Thomason

Donald Gustav Gyde Richard Martin Harter Herbert W. Krug Walter J. Mermis Jefferson I. Payton

Suspensions

William Roy Cutler Robert O. Lucas Leonard Leroy Nichols Everett L. Sauter James Nelson Tench

Membership Numbers

Membership 10/1/13: 1,666 Regular Members: 1,484 Associate Members: 182 Membership 11/1/13: 1,668 Regular Members: 1,490 Associate Members: 178

Associated

Jody Jordan

Associates Dropped

Alberto Barreda Leo Foss Johnson Wayne L. Johnson John Edwin Smith John E. Sorensen

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Plans for New Shrine Medical Center in Southern California

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fter a decade and a half of uncertainty and ever changing direction, the Board of Governors unveiled plans for a new Medical Center to replace the Geneva Street facility in Los Angeles. In February, Board Chairman, Larry Adamson announced that working together with the Board of Trustees and their committees a new site had been purchased in Pasadena, California to house a new medical center to replace our current facility and support a new and revolutionary service delivering system for serving the children of the southwestern United States and Mexico. The new system buddied, the CLASS model, p a r t n e r s with another renowned healthcare provider where services can be mutually s h a r e d between the two providers. CLASS, which stands for “Closely Located and Shared Services”, is the first of its kind within the Shrine system. Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Southern California will be partnering with the world renown, Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. Huntington Hospital, CEO, Steve Ralph said of the new partnership, “We are honored the Shriners Hospitals has selected Huntington to be its partner in caring for the needs of so many children from this region of the country. For many years they have admired the tremendous work done by Shriners and we share their mission, values and dedication to excellence in patient care, education and research.” Working with a talented team of architects

and planners, a new 75,000 square feet three story state-of-the-art medical center is being planned for the new site which is located at the southeast adjacent to Huntington Hospital on Fair Oaks Boulevard. The modern design will include three stories of clinical, surgical, rehabilitation and administrative areas, a three level sub terrain parking structure which will accommodate over 250 vehicle parking. Entering into the Medical Center you will pass through a callenade drive with a large outdoor park setting into a circular drop off. This outdoor area will serve a variety of functional uses including a healing g a r d e n , c h i l d r e n recreation, and an area for our rehabilitation specialists to work with children in familiarizing them to surfaces and elevation challenges. It will also serve as an entertain center for Shrine activities and will include outdoor dining accommodations for 150 people, (with covering) catering accommodations, audio/visual enhancements and a large water wall. The building will feature a glass and granite façade with large accessible landings on both the second and third floor which will capture the stunning view of the San Gabriel Mountains. Much focus and time has been spent on understanding and designing the areas to capture and maximize the best possible patient flow and to enhance the patent and family experience. Clinical activities and supporting departments will define the first floor occupancy. The

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second floor will house the operating suite and rehabilitation center. The third floor will house the administrative staff and 2000 square feet of conferencing space and include over 3,000 square feet of outdoor entertain space on the veranda. Conceptual plans have been submitted to the City of Pasadena for their review and comments. Chairman Adamson has related that although we believe we have designed an exceptional project much still remains to be determined. He related that “entitlement may be slow but he is very optimist that the City will be pleased by what we plan to build.” He went on to say that “we hope to complete construction and open the new Medical Center before the end of 2016.” He also indicated that a much needed capital campaign will kick off shortly and that he is hopeful that “all Shriners will be excited to be a part of making their new magnificent medical center a reality. More to come so stay tuned.

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

Outreach Clinic Dates

Salt Lake City Los Angeles January 3, 2014 March 21, 2014 March 7, 2014 September 5, 2014 May 16, 2014 July 11, 3014 September 12, 2014 November 7, 2014

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From the Hospital Chairman As another year draws to its close, I thought I’d give you a quick report on the Outreach Clinics held this year. We conducted eight Outreach Clinics during 2013, two of them were for the LA Hospital and six were for the Salt Lake Hospital. Approximately 400 children were seen at these clinics. The success of these clinics can be directly attributable to the leadership of Noble Tom and Lady Jane Sheldon and all of our dedicated volunteers who give so much of their time and effort. Our clinic volunteers come primarily from the Temple Guard, Motorcycles, Patrol, Clowns, Daughters of the Nile and LOS, and we thank them for their loyal support to our cause. We were also privileged to have our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Bill Gerrard and his Lady April at two of our clinics this year and at our November Clinic, one of our brand new Nobles from the Lake Havasu Ceremonial, Noble Matt Armer, worked the clinic. All Nobles and their Ladies are invited to attend the Outreach Clinics, even if it is for a short period of time. Fraternally, Jim Miller, PP Hospital Chairman

Hospital Patient Transportation Fund Donations for October 2013 In Memory of William Lee Atkins

Shriners Hospitals for Children Donations for October:

Bill McLemore and Jean Glover

In Memory of Betty and Ray Henry Sharon Longenecker

Charles Tucker Robert F. Jump Stanley Reinhold

In Memory of William James Rocke

El Zaribah Shrine Donations for October:

Louis Mastos

Jim and Jill Thomas Yavapai County Shrine Club Patrol Provost Superstition Springs Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram Lake Havasu Shrine Club George Mather

In Memory of Larry Hauptman Order of Quetzalcoatl Teocali 16

Other Donations to the Transportation Fund Motorcycle Unit Yavapai County Shrine Club George Mather Lucy Rubi

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Clown Unit

This has been a great year thanks to all the Clowns who participated this year, but a big thanks to Billie “U-Hoo” Enloe and James “Hopeful” Jennings for helping me making the unit a little better than when I took over from Z Clown. Good luck to our 2013 officers, U-Hoo, President; BB, 1st vice president; and Hopeful, secretary/treasurer. Many thanks to my brothers at Sudan Shriners in New Bern, N.C. for the help they gave Lady Teresa’s family and me. They showed what Shriners should be doing even across many state lines. Teresa’s brother Kam moved from Pacso, Washington to New Bern, N.C and we asked some Shriner friends to show them around the town, where to eat, and things to see. Even though Kam is not a Mason or Shriner they said sure they could do that. Not only did they show them the town, they brought over 4 other people and help them unload their household goods without being asked just because they were family of Shriners. That’s what Shriner’s are or should be like, Shriners helping Shriners. Thanks again Monti and Starr and your Crew for helping my family. In November we attended a mini clinic on the 1st, a chip night for Starlight lodge in Mesa, Veterans’ Parades in Anthem and Tempe, the Robie Rodeo gig, and the Winslow parade rounded out the month. Chief Rabban night was a blast thanks to the Patrol, El Dulabs, Culinary, the Legion of Honor, and Clowns for putting things together within their unit to make it a fun night. In December we are planning to participate in the Glendale Christmas parade as well as several night Parades with the Transportation Unit. Let’s hope the little car makes it through. Thanks again for a great year looking forward to the next chapter in my Shrine, Clown, and regular lives. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! See y’all around the Shrine the rest of this year and next year. Lucky, 2013 Clown Prez

Culinary Unit

Greetings from behind the line! Well we pulled the “Desert Breakfast” off without anyone getting cactus thorns stuck in inappropriate places!

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The turnout was just fair but it has not deterred us from thinking about another in late spring when not as many things are on the schedule. We’ll call this one practice and go forward from here! The next one will have real cacti so be prepared for being stuck as well as dodging flying sausage gravy coming down on the biscuits. We would like to thank the Director’s Staff for a delicious meal that was not burned in the least and with no waiting time for the food. We are still debating on whether to purchase new unit shirts. So if you have an opinion, either join our unit or keep your opinion to yourself. We have now pinned our meeting time down to the third Tuesday of the month, though it is always subject to change, so check with one of our regulars to be sure. We meet in the Red Fez for dinner prior to meeting in our room at 7:00 to discuss things of great importance. As an ongoing item in this article we still have the two small parade cars for sale. With the winter parade season coming on line it would be great fun to participate in the many parades. So buy them, I am getting tired of posting this plea! Contact Mike Fenno if you are interested, they really are quite cute and run well. We had our election of officers after we finished serving the Breakfast. Our returning President is Hal Resnikoff, Vice President is Don Lassiter, Treasurer is Ralph Jones and I am stuck with being Secretary again. So please bear with me as I struggle through these articles. See you from behind the serving line; I am the one wearing the clean apron! Hal, our president, is the one with the gravy on his shoe and Don is the one with the confused look on his face. From the Culinary Unit, We wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year!! Ken Conner, Culinary Scribe

Legion of Honor

The recent Lake Havasu Ceremonial was attended by LOH Nobles Wax, Hettervik and Johnston. The parade lead was shared with Nobles Kalow Jensen, Jor Kim, Jimmy Carter, & Mimo Akavi of the Al Malaikah Patrol (they carry the flags at their home Shrine Temple.) PC Wax drove the Parade Vehicle, 1stLt. Hettervik carried the American Flag, and PC Johnston

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gave the marching commands. It’s always nice to share with Nobles from another Shrine Temple and enjoy the comrade involved. PC Wax was very busy with Drum and Bugle sessions, Ladies Luncheon and Evening Dinner Prayers. 1st Lt. Hettervik was busy assisting with the Hospitality Room chores. Your scribe just enjoyed the festivities and beautiful surroundings, weather and visiting with attendees. All in All it was a great ceremonial. To be a member of the Legion of Honor a Noble has an additional membership requirement that is to have been or is currently a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or its Allies and to have served honorably. Eligible Nobles and their Ladies are invited to check us out and attend our 6:00 PM dinner held the 3rd Monday of each month September through May at the El Zaribah Auditorium. The business meeting is in the LOH Room at the El Zaribah Auditorium at 7:00 PM. Scribe - PC / Adj./Fin. Officer - Virgil Johnston

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Apache Junction in February, July in Prescott, August in Payson, and then back to Anthem late in the year. So buckle up your go to meetin’ clothes and get to all the meetings and parades so we can catch up on old times and share a cup or two. PLEASE try to get involved whatever way and however much you feel comfortable. THANK YOU, and VAYA CON DIOS

Patrol

We finished up the year with parades at Anthem, Tempe (Veterans Day), Winslow and a new invite to a “Christmas” parade in Glendale making our total 12 attended. A Hearty thank you to the eleven Patrolman and their Ladies who worked hard for the three day very successful Circus in Scottsdale. Wasn’t the AC great this year? Our joint OV was held on November 15th with a good showing from our membership and a good time was had by all. A get well wish for Roy Barlow’s Lady Lorraine. My Lady Gloria and I thank all our Member’s and their Ladies for their help and hard work to make this a wonderful year for us starting at the beginning of the year with the Bash before the Pote’s Ball, Pote’s Ball, St Patty’s Day Dinner, Carport Sale, Cornfest, our great summer excursion to Cottonwood, the “Back” from Summer” party and finishing up the year with a super Christmas Party at Floyds. We had a busy and fun year that went by fast. We also wish all our Patrol Nobles and their Ladies a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season, as well as a safe and sane New Year’s. Support the Patrol. Capt. Jim

Mounted Patrol

Howdy Y’all, We hope this note finds you and yours doing right well and having very few aggravations. It is all good news this month as far as the unit goes. We have a new slate of officers for the upcoming year and with the help of the past captains and all the members we should be off to another year like we used to have. Sitting in as Captain again will be our buddy Phil Stanfield, and helping him out will be 1st lt. Shorty Perea, 2nd lt. Nate Boyer, hopefully Paul Britton will be up to being Treasurer and of course siting in as secretary will be ole “hit the ball and drag” Doug Kurbat. As my Grandma used to say “He is OK, he is just a little touched”. When you see him next, ask him how he hurt his mouth and teeth. If it were someone else I might say you won’t believe it, but in Doug’s case you will know it is true, cuz it is Doug. Just ask him. We will start our road to recovery and rebuilding the fun and fellowship of the unit with a great Christmas party at the Temple on December 14th. I think it was decided the fee would be $60.00 per couple and include an excellent meal. Please try to make it. Next, we are lining up a full slate of parades including, but not limited to, Wickenburg and

Apache Wells Shrine Club

December is always a busy month for the Apache Wells Shrine Club. The luncheon and business meeting will be held on December 5th at the Apache Hall with the social starting at 12:30 and meeting with election of officers at 1 PM. The annual OV and Christmas Party will be on the 13th in the new Apache Hall at 6 PM. A new fund raiser for the club is being started this year. The Club is roasting and selling cashews

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at $10.00 for a one pound package. They make a great gift and are very tasty. Please order cashews by calling Jim Schelin at 480-837-5549, Al Harris at 480-985-2315, or Carlyle Brown at 480-654-6175 The New Year will start off with the luncheon and meeting on January 9th in Apache Hall at the usual times. The Apache Wells Shrine Club President’s Ball will be on the 10th in Apache Hall at 6PM. Jack Roberts, Club Scribe

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Drum and Bugle

Thanks go to all those who attended the Joint OV for the seven Units and Clubs on November 15. We had a good turnout and a fun evening. The participating Units and Clubs were the Drum & Bugle Corps, Patrol, Band, Oriental Band, Sandbaggers, Computer Club, and DeMolay Club. The Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to have had Jack Garrett serve as our Club President for 14 years, 1999 and then from 2002 to 2013 consecutively. In spite of his roles as Recorder, Circus Chairman, and Housing Chairman, he finds time to lead our group. We appreciate his continuing dedication to the Drum & Bugle Corps. The Drum & Bugle Corps looks for Shriners who enjoy music, whether you have ever played an instrument or not. We meet weekly on Tuesday nights at 5:30 pm, but the camaraderie makes the weekly trip to the Shrine well worth it. Talk to any Drum & Bugle Corps member if that interests you. The Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to have had Fred & Lil Rogers as part of our group since our inception 20 years ago. They continue to bring food and snacks for our meetings that everyone enjoys. Thanks Fred & Lil for your willingness to contribute to our fun and fellowship. The Drum & Bugle Corps wishes everyone a happy, healthy and safe Holiday Season. Alto Bugle

Computer Club

At our November meeting, Words of Remembrance for our dear departed Computer Club Member, Sam Madsen 33º were led by President Thomas Shelden. We held our election of officers for 2014 Officers, we recognized our newest Shriner, Wally Sanville and immediately put him to work as our 2014 Treasurer. Some items to consider when purchasing new computers were discussed including what our major use for them will be. This requires decisions on the size of hard drives, memory, Operating System (Standard or Professional) other software and how to move data from an existing machine to a new one. By the time this is printed we will have had our joint OV which is always a fun get together with our other clubs and units. We are still hopeful that a high speed Internet connection can be established so that we can resume the LAN parties that were financially successful for us and the Shrine. We work on a variety of member computer problems and a few Smart Phone problems as our members get involved in them. Our guru’s sometimes find the solutions are easy and sometimes not so easy but we certainly appreciate their donations of their time and expertise. The Club is open to all Shriners and their Ladies. We meet on the first Monday of the month September through May at7:00 PM in the Computer Room. Many of the members meet beforehand for dinner in the Red Fez room. We spend little time with administrative action and most talking about or working with computers. No problem is too simple for our gurus to work on and everyone benefits. We have several computers all set up for use by

Mobile Nobles Shrine Club

The present officers have returned from the north and are planning the agenda for the upcoming season. One of the first orders of business at the Nov.21st meeting will be the election of officers. Noble Miller has been hauling aluminum cans and scrap that have accumulated during the summer, to the recycling plant. Mobil Nobles who want to help with Aluminum can project

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get in touch with any of the officers and they will be glad to give you any information that you may want. The Mobile Nobles OV/Dinner Dance is held in Feb. so the club has to start planning now to be ready for our season’s largest event. We ask that the members, be sure to plan on helping as we need the help of everyone to make the event a great success. Have a great Holiday Season.

out by volunteering for a office in the future, especially if you are a new member of the Shrine Club. The Yuma Shrine Club will be having its annual Christmas luncheon Sunday December 8. More information to be forth coming. With this December article, all of us in the Yuma Shrine Club wish everybody a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

West Valley Shrine Club

Daughters of the Nile

The West Valley Shrine Club is a knife and fork club of El Zaribah Shrine. Our very friendly club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month October through April at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N 135th Avenue, Sun City West, Arizona. We meet at 5:30 for social hour with dinner following. We have entertainment at each meeting, to round out a very enjoyable evening. The cost is a nominal $25 per person and the dress is coat and tie, with fez. Reservations are required!! We also have a 50/50 drawing with one half going towards the entertainment, and the other half divided among two winners. The cost is $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. During the summer months we meet for lunch at 12:00 without a formal meeting at the Tivoli Gardens. Reservations are required! Dues are only $10 per year so come join us for great times with Shrine friends!! Contact Secretary Bob Omer at 623-505-9293 for reservations.

Ladies of Payson Nile Club, thank you so much! What a wonderful Official Visit we had. Thank you also for your hard work and dedication in making and donating the wonderful items for the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. As of this writing my Official Visits to Sun City and Mesa Nile Clubs are scheduled and I am very much looking forward to them. Many thanks to everyone who made food, help set up, serve, and clean up with our Tea/ Bingo Party, and to all the Ladies and Nobles who attended. It was a lovely afternoon. Congratulations again new Nobles on becoming Shriners. Shriners International is such a great organization. We are always having fun as we work for the Shriners Hospitals for Children®! Christena Weisman, Queen

LOSNA

We had seven wonderful ladies join our court at the October Ceremonial and we expect them to become active and work for the kids. Ladies , please check your newsletter to see what’s happening in our court, and plan on joining us. Be an active member, not just a card holder. We have a variety of units; Clowns, Ceremonial Pageantry, Director Staff, Greeters, and the Patrol so there is something for everyone’s interest and they are a great way to meet people. Dee Berkebile-Wright, High Priestess

Yuma Shrine Club

It was a fun time at the Lake Havasu Parade and Ceremonial on October 26. As usual it was great to visit with the Nobles from El Zaribah and Al Malalikah. Congratulations to all the new Nobles. We are well into our parade season for the Yuma Renegades if you have a parade vehicle come out and join us, if not come out and cheer us on. By this time we should have elected new officers for 2014. It is not too early to be thinking about taking an office for 2015. Help your club

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‘Twas the Night Before Ch ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Shrine, Not a creature was stirring, everything was just fine. The glasses and bottles were stacked by the bar with care, In hopes that members soon would be there. The hospital children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of running and playing danc’d in their heads. And Cheryl in her ‘kerchief, and Ed in his cap, Had just settled their brains for a long winter’s nap. When out on the parking lot there arose such a clatter, Ed sprang from his camper to see what was the matter. Away to the window he flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash. The moon on the branches of the palm trees outside, Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects nearby. When, what to Ed’s wondering eyes should appear, But a minature car, and eight men with beer. With a little old driver, so lively and quick, He knew in a moment it’s that “new” guy named Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name. “Now, Gerry! Now, Chris! Now, George and Randy! “On, Jack! On, Phil! All of you... just dandy. “To the top of the lights! To the top of the side! “If you’re going to stay, then just go inside.” As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So, in through the doors, the coursers they flew, With a mini-car full of Toys - outside stood that guy, Nick, too. And then in a twinkling, Ed saw out in the lot, The dancing and partying was happening on the spot. As Ed drew in his head, and was turning around, Through the side doors, that “guy” Nick came with a bound.


hristmas... El Zaribah Style He was dress’d all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnish’d with ashes and soot. A bundle of toys was flung on his back, And he look’d like a peddler just opening his pack. His eyes - how they twinkled! His dimples how merry, His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry. His droll little mouth was drawn up to take a ‘lil sip, His beard was speckled and he stood with a hand on his hip. The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a broad face, and a little round belly That shook when he laugh’d, like a bowl full of jelly. Nick was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And Ed laugh’d when he saw Nick in spite of himself. A wink of an eye and a twist of his head Soon gave Ed to know he had nothing to dread. Nick spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And fill’d many boxes with toys; then turn’d with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose And giving a nod, out the door - there Nick goes. Nick sprung to his mini-car, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle. But Ed heard Nick exclaim, as he drove out of sightHappy Christmas to all, and to all a good night. Your Tales Staff

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J. Hut Hutson 01/14+ Gerry Massey 01/14+ Don Hettervik 01/14+ Earl Trundy 01/14+ Charles Hudson 01/14+ Richard Bauman 01/14+ William Butler 01/14+ EZ Pops Band 01/14+ Band Unit 01/14+ Ron Randleman, PP 01/14+ Betty Krebs 01/14+ Doris Griffith 01/14+ Jim Schelin 01/15 Dean Bulkley 01/15

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William Brown 02/14 Tom Sweetman 02/14 Burel Carney 02/14 John Brooks 02/14 Mary Lou Salyer 02/14 Dorothy Stanfield 02/15 Helen Clark 02/15

Junior Grimm 11/13* Trudy Mullins 11/13* Robert Carne 11/13* William Longenecker 11/13* Joan Isaacs 11/14 John Locher 11/14 Jon Lokensgard 11/14 Sally Olson 11/14 John Spooler 11/14 Renate Sweat 11/14 Liz Castronovo 11/14 Don Obarra 11/15 Robert Richmond 11/15

Joe Elleard 03/14 Jim Thomas 03/14 Provost Shrine Club 03/14 Dorothy Joerding 03/14 Robert Lehl 03/14 Leonard Wood 3/14 Michael Clarke 3/14 Tollefson, Jim 03/15 Gary Erickson 3/15 Michael Meier 04/14 Max Long 04/14 Harvey Hawthorne 04/14 Joseph Johnson 4/15 Richard Costes 05/14 WH Williamson 05/14 Eldred Johnson 05/14 Jerry Bauler 05/14 Kay Allen 05/14 Carldon Hawkins 05/14 TW Hemmingway 05/14 John Holz 5/14 Edwin Studebaker 05/14 Thomas Rickard 5/1/15

Ken Lyberg 09/14 David Miller 10/14 Henry Huddleston 10/14 Jean Glover 10/14 Martin A. Granville 10/14 Bud Neely 10/14 Maxine Vander Haar 10/14 Art Moss 10/14 John “Doc”Hayes, MD 10/14 Burt Oien, PIP 10/15 Merrill D. Putnam PP 10/15

W. D. Heenan 12/13* Larry Howard 12/14 Gerald Sanford 12/14 Robert Carne 12/15 Joy Weaver 12/15 Erv Whetstone 12/15 Behrman, Jerry 02/14 (in memory of Sandy Martin) Neeb II, Lewis 03/14 (in memory of Lewis Neeb, PGM) Knowles, Lorraine 04/14 (in memory of Earle Knowles)

Hoffman, Esther 06/14 (in memory of Paul Hoffman) Livingston, Fern 05/14 (in memory of Art Livingston) Porto, Marion 05/14 (in memory of Rosario Porto) Forrest Mallette 05/15 (in memory of Albert G. Wendt) Don & Marilyn Castleman 05/15 (in Memory of Dale Castleman)

When will we see YOUR name here? Donations to this fund will help offset the cost of delivering The Arabian Tales to you and others. A $10 donation to The Arabian Tales publishes your name for one year. Contact or visit the Shrine office for details. * Donation expires this month + Donation expires next month Thank you for your generosity. If you would like to learn more about making donations to Shrine Charities. Please contact the El Zaribah Shrine Temple 602-231-0300 or www.el-zaribah.org

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