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Volume Twenty-Eight Issue Eight

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November 2010 The Official Publication of the El Zaribah Shriners, Phoenix, Arizona


El Zaribah Shrine Ritualistic Team Casting Call Those who witnessed the Ritualistic Ceremony and Arch Degree at the Lake Havasu Ceremonial on October 16th saw another fine performance by the two teams. We are fortunate to have such fine actors and speakers on these teams. However, we are in need of understudies for each of the speaking parts in the two plays. Each time we perform these, we experience scheduling conflicts by one or more members, which results in the current members doubling up on parts.

So, we NEED you! If you have an interest in working with one of the Ritualistic teams, please contact Alan Dye or call his cell (480-223-2914), or call the Shrine office (602-231-0300). Understudy parts are available ranging from a few sentences to several paragraphs. We are looking for those members committed to excellence in the performance, will attend approximately 3 practices prior to each performance, and are willing and able to travel with the teams to Lake Havasu City or wherever the performances may be given in the future.

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FROM THE POTENTATE

Nobles and Ladies, what do you get when you combine 30 Nobles and Ladies on a boat? It’s not sympathy, but it is a memory that will never be forgotten. You can’t show any weakness or someone will exploit it, much as I do. We had 61 people join us on a ship for our New England cruise. We had some real stars among us and I think everyone had a good time. Everyone combined to give Ronda and me some memories we’ll cherish forever and we thank all of you. I know I’ve talked about this several times, but we finally have all the bills, receipts and everything in on our WSA from April. Our balance sheet for the event shows a net gain of $4,910.23 that was transferred to the El Zaribah accounts. This gain’s the result of a grant from the City of Tempe to assist in hosting the Parade. One final note of thanks to Paul for his help in keeping our finances for this event on track and coming out so close to break even. He and Nate do a great job looking after El Zaribah’s finances. Another memory from our October Stated Meeting was the DeMolay Legion of Honor Investiture. It was an honor to receive this award. Hopefully, you were in attendance to see the work they do and share the experience with us. The Grand Master was also in attendance receiving a fez honoring his position and shared greetings from the Grand Lodge of AZ. This was truly a night of working together with our Brothers in appendant bodies for the betterment of the Masonic bodies and Shriners. October was extremely busy and throwing a Pote’s trip in certainly added to the insanity. We must apologize for not being at all the events. We had to double up and have multiple events at the same time. Attendance at all events was off because we were sharing the same people. Hopefully, the impact was held to a minimum. Our Fall Ceremonial in Lake Havasu came off very nicely and Jack did his usual good job in getting it coordinated. We also had the opportunity to SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS

visit White Mountain, Mohave and all the Shrine Clubs in the Bradshaw Mountain and Prescott area. While we don’t see the Nobles in these areas as often as we do those in the Phoenix area, they’re working hard to do good things in their communities and are well known for the work they do. They raise funds, help children and have an impact on those around them that is second to none. The CIF Committee, Culinary Unit and others combined to make for a good BBQ and party for Halloween. The pork BBQ was good and the Halloween festivities were fun. Please look for details about the Hospital Children’s Christmas Party and come help out. The Temple Christmas Party will be held the same day and will be hosted by your Temple. Again, watch for details. Friday, Dec. 31st is the Fiesta Bowl Parade and we’ll hold the afterglow at the Temple with a Whole Hog BBQ. Everyone’s welcome, reservations are recommended so we know how much food to make. You’ll be out in time to attend any other events you may have. It will be our farewell for a wonderful year. The business of the Shrine continues and the November Stated Meeting provides an excellent opportunity to show your respect for your Chief Rabban, as he has the opportunity to conduct a Stated Meeting. Please join together to make him feel welcome and fine-tune his skills. You’ll also be meeting those Nobles who’ve declared their intent to run for an Elected position. Please give them time to share with you, their ideas, qualifications and desires to be an Officer in this fine organization. Come out in December and help choose the person you’d like to represent your Shrine. As we began the year, I related it to a sunrise and the opportunity to begin each day anew. I now realize how true this is. Every day brings something new to the table and the opportunity to truly appreciate how much our membership can accomplish. “Together we can” has become “Together We are Making a Difference.” Let’s keep up the energy and finish the year strong. Yours in the faith, Phil Houghton Potentate 2010 November 2010 / Arabian Tales 3


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As we head south toward the Port of New York from St. John, New Brunswick, it gives me time to sit and reflect over the past few months. Not only has this been a fabulous Pote’s Cruise, it’s also been a great year. My hat’s off to Ill. Sir Phil. What a fantastic job you’ve done guiding El Zaribah through 2010. During these last few months we’ve had so many Nobles and Ladies perform their assigned duties so well to make all of our events such wonderful successes. If I tried to name each and every one of you, I couldn’t. I do, however, want to thank all of you for our successes. A special thanks goes to Pat McNichols for stepping up to take Chairmanship of the Shriners Golf Classic; Mark Lueck for his 3 successful years as CornFest Chairman and Jack Garrett for so many successful years as the Circus Chairman. Saturday evening, Jan. 8, 2011 has been designated as “Officer Installation Night.” It’s requested that all Officers of each and every Unit and Club be in attendance to be sworn in that evening. Open to all Nobles, Ladies, friends and family, the evening will not only include the Installation of Officers, but Installation photos, dinner and entertainment. Cost of the evening will be nominal. Two weeks later, January 22nd, is Officer Orientation and Leadership Training Day. Again, all Officers will want to attend. A late morning start will cover some very important topics to help you in your role as a Unit or Club Officer. This should last approximately 2.5 hours, at which time we’ll break for lunch. The afternoon will then be open for anyone who wishes to attend, Nobles and Ladies alike, and is one of those “Must Attends” for anyone wishing a role in leadership or who has the task of choosing someone for a leadership position. We’re flying in well-known Past Potentate Michael Clevenger from Aladdin Temple in Columbus, OH for this special afternoon. Ill. Sir Michael lectures on this same subject at Oriental Guide and Assistant Rabban Schools at Imperial Headquarters each year. More to follow on both events. Yours In The Faith, Tom Calvin, Chief Rabban

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Greetings from the bucket closet. First, all of the buckets are doing very well. Please come to the Stated Meetings to hear the exact amounts. Next, we in the Divan hope you enjoyed the October meeting. We’ve tried to invite guest speakers to the Meetings to liven the venue and make the evening more enjoyable for all. Unfortunately, the guests bunched up on one meeting making it a little longer than normal. But please let us know your feelings. Is this a good thing? Do you have any ideas for speakers? Suggestions? Looks like we had a nice size Class of Candidates at the Fall Lake Havasu Ceremonial with the late addition of the 4 from Mexico. Hope to see you at some of the functions. The Bucket Man

Getting final directions before the 100 Hole Golf Marathon

George Krob, Bradshaw Mtn. Pres. and Frank Benedict, Yavapai SC. Under the direction of Ill. Sir Doug Kurbat, these 2 Clubs hosted the Circus, attracting over 4,000 people from the Quad-City area

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Nobles, I want to use this article to give thanks for all the help we receive from our Members and the two Ladies Organizations. A lot of you dedicate your time and expertise to our Temple and without your devotion, our Shrine wouldn’t be as successful as it is. I want to thank my staff; they’re honest, hard working, dedicated people. Arturo and Juan keep the Temple in perfect condition. They watch costs and are always looking for ways to save expenses. Fernando keeps the kitchen in top shape while always preparing top-notch meals for a few or many. Fernando receives a Gold or Silver star every time the County inspectors come in. I had the opportunity to visit with one of the inspectors a few weeks back and was told very few restaurants receive stars on a continuing basis like we do. Lou Ann has the bar under very tight control. She keeps liquor inventory in line, does the costing on all the various functions and has never received a down grade from any of the County inspectors within the bar area.

OFFICIAL CALL OF THE POTENTATE:

Nobility of El Zaribah MONTHLY STATED MEETING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010 7:00 pm – El Zaribah Shrine Center For the Purpose of Old and New Business Your Attendance is Urgently Requested WEAR YOUR FEZ – DOOR WILL BE TILED Attest: Paul Reynolds, Recorder Yours in the Faith, Philip Houghton, Potentate

All the men have taken over the care and maintenance of the outside. They work on this on their days off at a cost saving the Shrine. The outside has never looked better. Jane’s great, she comes in early to get a head start on the daily work before the phones start in. She’s always willing to work late when needed. In her spare time, she fixes our computer problems. Both Jane and Lynn work with all of you selling tickets, booking reservations and answering questions. Lynn is a tremendous help with the Membership program. Both work sending out dues notices out and recording payments. Jack’s in the office every day and is a tremendous help on the phone and working with Nobles who call in. He carries a big load with the Circus and Hotel accommodations but still has time to help the office. All our employees work together, always willing to help each other out. Linda, while only being in one day a week, keeps us all on the straight and narrow financially. Nobles and Ladies, this is just a short history of how your staff functions. I’m certain I’ve left a lot out and I apologize to all of them for that, however the next time you’re in the Shrine Center, please take the time to say thank you. Yours in the Faith, Paul Reynolds, Recorder

El Zaribah Shrine is making plans to send the monthly Arabian Tales via email to those members who request it. This will speed the delivery of the monthly publication and help the Temple manage it’s expenses. If you’re interested in this program, call the Office at 602-231-0300 to sign up. Thank You Just a reminder: Our local Hospital & Clinic Office phone number is 602-231-0188 or toll-free 1-800-784-6980

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your Shrine career.

Congratulations to the October 2010 incoming Nobles of El Zaribah Shrine. I hope you find this poem fitting and valuable in

THE BADGE OF A SHRINER By the scimitar and crescent which you wear upon your coat You proclaim that you’re a Shriner. It’s a sign for men to note; It’s a symbol that your fellows have abiding faith in you; They believe that you are worthy and they trust in all you do: But I wonder, fellow Noble, as I meet you here and there, If you’ve really caught the meaning of that little badge you wear. By the token that you’re wearing, you’re expected to be fine: We have taught the world it’s something to be chosen by the Shrine; And the man who wears its emblem has his fellows guarantee That a gentleman of honor he is known and pledged to be; And if he should fail that standard by some thoughtless word or whim All Shriners, world wide over shall be put to shame by him. By the scimitar and crescent which so proudly you display You are bound to live and travel in a bigger, better way. You must dignify the emblem, so that none whom you may meet, Be he friend or foe, may whisper that the Shrine is but a cheat, You must play the man at all times, you must keep your conduct fair, And be worthy of the crescent and the scimitar you wear. by Edgar A. Guest Welcome. Fred Wulff, Editor

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The Band had a great return to work in Sept. We had a good turn out for the Stated Meeting and even better for the Circus with Kudos from the Pote, Sir Phil, and many of the staff, for a job well done. We had a good sound for every show. We’re working on the OV and other events to be announced as info becomes available. Looking forward to seeing everyone back for the upcoming season. John

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The year’s nearing the end and the Clowns are readying themselves for the Holiday Seasons. The year’s brought in several new Clowns and we’re excited with those additions. We’re also being told there are a couple of other Brothers seriously considering joining the Clowns. This is good; the additions mean the Clowns will be able to continue on as an active Unit. It will also mean new leadership coming in the Unit and as we all know, with new Unit Officers will come change and change, I’ve been told, is good. BB Clown believes in change and embraces changes willingly, most of the time. I’ll be stepping down as Unit President at the end of the year to enable a new Pres. to take the helm and guide the Clowns in 2011 and further into the decade ahead. Thanksgiving’s now upon us and we Clowns would like to take this time to give thanks to God for allowing us to be who we are; the Divan for their leadership and support of El Zaribah Shrine and the Nobility; to the Nobles for your support of our Unit and what the Clowns do for the Shrine Kids; and finally to our wives and family members for putting up with the hours it takes to be a Shrine Clown. To all the Nobility and their Ladies, have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving and remember one thing, giving to those who have less in their time of need brings a joy only you can feel and doing it as a Mason-Shriner for the many children within the hospital program is a joy too big to express in words. Doug Fry, Past Pres. 2003 and 2010, aka BB Clown

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Check the Shrine calendar for the date of our November meeting and come see our newly refurbished room on the second floor. The holiday season’s approaching and with it the great parties that only Shriners know how to put on. Back in the mid-80s, the Director’s Staff Christmas Party was a formal affair with a very fancy dinner and dancing. Everyone wore a tuxedo and the women dressed up in their finest. The party would have 200 – 300 people. It was the THE Christmas party of the Shrine. For 2010, the Director’s Staff Christmas party is Dec. 17th. We’re working on a very nice meal and lots of fun. Our friends from the Culinary Unit will be joining us for this gala event. If you’d like to attend, please contact Leo Balthazor, PP (602-7405635) and he’ll make a reservation for you. A Red Coverall

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El Dulabs will be back with most of our members in town by the end of the month and we’re really looking forward to participating in Parades and other events at the Shrine. We’re a group of guys and their families who like to get together and share fun and fellowship and yes, sometimes talk about cars. You, too, can be a member of El Dulabs even without a car. We welcome all Nobles to come out and see what we’re all about. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 for dinner in the Red Fez Room with our meeting at 7:00 pm. Hope to see you there! Yours in the Faith, Rick Fasano, Pres.

El Dulabs

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September Stated Meeting Flag Presentation participation was by Hagenian, Scrimager and Johnston. Other LOH members present were Wax, Hudson and Gerry Massey. Another great Shrine Circus by “Circus Master” Jack Garrett and his helpers. LOH members participating in the Flag Presentations made at the start of each performance included: Wax and Johnston (all performances), with Jorgensen, LeClair, Scrimager and Hagenian at various performances. The Legion of Honor Unit consists of Nobles who have served honorably or are currently members of the armed forces of their country. It’s an Honor to belong to the Legion of Honor Unit. You served your country well 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 meeting 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

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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 El Zaribah at 7:00 pm each month except June, July and August. Scribe PC/Adj./Fin. Officer Virgil Johnston I’m happy to report the 4th Annual Motorcycle Ride ran very well. Although the turnout was lighter than expected, we all tried our best to make it memorable for those who rode. There were no complaints from participants, with everyone coming away a winner. Special thanks to Mike for his diligence, Wilkie for all the ride preparation and Dana for the great lunch. For those few who missed it, I can only encourage you to support our future endeavors. For those who were there, well, we’ll all remember the day for a long, long time. Please plan to attend our next meeting Nov. 10th and all those on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Dec. 5th for our Christmas Party and Jan. 1st, New Years Day, for our next FUN RIDE. Tom Sheldon, EZMCVP

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ties. To finish out the rest of the year, we only have two events we hope to see you at. November 6th is the Anthem VA Parade, and December 4th will be our annual Christmas Party. We can only wish for this one to be as successful as they all have been. Try to make the Shrine Stated Meetings also. November will be Chief Rabban nite, which is always a blast, and December is Election night. Come on down. Lookin’ forward to seein’ you soon. Vaya Con Dios This month kicks off our Parade participation. The trailer/float is ready to go, the Musette players have their reeds sharpened up and the percussion section is ready with new parts. Look for us in the Anthem, Tempe and Gilbert Parades – you can’t miss our distinctive sound. One of the new members attended the Pinetop Parade and he was carried on the mini-truck, the last Shrine entry in the Parade (right behind the Motorcycles). That one Musette was powerful enough to be heard above the rumble of those Harleys. There were many in the crowds who cheered and really appreciated the music. There were even a few who wanted to see more of the curly toed gold shoes, so he showed them off. We were hoping to be paired up with the camels, as they love to dance to the sound of a Musette, but the trailer carrying the camels had a problem on the way to Show Low.

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We can still use more members, so remember we practice on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 pm at the Shrine Temple in the Band Room – North East corner of the building. Reading music isn’t a requirement, just a desire to learn and have fun! S.C. With the Fall Ceremonial behind us, the Patrol Unit would like to welcome our new Nobles and Ladies. The year end’s nearing but there’s still a lot to do. We have several Parades coming up, including the Fiesta Bowl. Also a great event, the Night of the Child is coming Nov. 13th. It’s been a great year with more to come. The Patrol meets the 1st Wednesday of each month (except Dec. and Jan.) at 7:00 pm. We invite all our new Nobles to come check us out. Bring your Ladies and join us for social hour at 5:30 pm and cake and ice cream after. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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Illustrious Sir Phil riding the elephant at the Shrine Circus

The Divan: Phil, Tom, Hut, Ed & Gerry at the Shrine Circus

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UNIFORMED UNITS

Lake Havasu was a great time as challenges and obstacles didn’t faze the Ceremonial cast and crew. They did a great job. We welcome the New Nobles from Havasu 2010 and trust their journey will provide many happy and rewarding years. Of course, the Parade was one of the finest ever. It’s awesome to be appreciated by a city and placed in the front of the Parade. The OV was a lot of fun with the great Lake Havasu Shrine Club. Again, the Hospitality Room was a fantastic gathering place for fun and food. The Temple Guard Ladies Night on Oct. 19th was a beautiful sight to see. All the Guardsmen are so thankful for the help and support from every Lady of the Temple. We thank all of the Temple staff who made that such a special occasion. The Temple Guard’s participation at the Hospital Clinics continues to be the best of any Unit or Club. This doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated. Good work, Brothers. 1st Lt. Art Nehill has secured the date and place for next year’s Temple Guard Picnic in Scottsdale where we invite everyone and their kids. He’s started the talks with the Director’s Staff and Mounted Patrol for the Munds Park Getaway Weekend where all are welcome including family, friends, kids, pets and in-laws. Remember our Officer Nominations this month and Elections next month. Many of us are wishing to do a complete review of our by-laws. Give us your input and help with this effort. Help get the New Nobles to the next Stated Meeting and make them feel welcome. Thank you. jasper.nichols@gmail.com

Here we are again, almost at the end of another year. Wow, does time really fly when you’re having fun. We as a Unit did have our fun, with more to come. The trip to Lake Havasu was, as always, a fun day and weekend for all of us. We had a great turn out as a Unit, along with the motor home. I can’t express my appreciation for the support you guys have shown for the Unit, making the Parades and meetings, along with our new members and their sporty vehicles. The Anthem Parade will have a great turn out and always has a crowd that won’t quit, they really do appreciate all of us, and we always have fun doing that VA Parade. Please remember the Winslow Parade Nov. 20th, that turn out may not be a full house, but it’s still fun. The Florence turn out for us will be great, thanks. Here’s something to keep in mind and we hope you and your Lady will attend. We’ve been invited to join the Clowns and Al Jondi for our Christmas Party OV this year. It will be the first Monday, Dec. 6th at 7 pm - more info at the Nov. meeting. It should be a great time. Let me remind everyone about pictures at the Fiesta Bowl Parade and the big planned get together at the Shrine for lunch and a few refreshments after the Parade. Try to attend this gathering. As you’re all aware, it’s voting time again for our Officers, we’ll do that real soon. Thanks again. John Hamilton

Ill. Sir Phil picking the winning Bike tickets

Boys Bike winner from the Saturday morning Circus

Girls Bike winner from the Saturday morning Circus

AZ Diamondbacks Season ticket winner from Saturday morning

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Lucky with the 2010 Shrine Circus Bikes

Boys Bike winner from the Saturday afternoon Circus

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The Clowns did face painting & balloon animals for the kids

Some kids got Shrine Circus fezzes

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“I think I can fit one more flag right here!”

Pote Phil says “Ask Jack!”

PP Jim says “Ask Jack!”

Jim Bradley’s Desert Chariot

PP Dave says “Ask Jack!”

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SHRINE CLUBS

November starts the season for lots of activity at the Apache Wells Shrine Club. The luncheon and business meeting will be held on the 4th. On Nov. 7th, the Golf Tournament, at the Apache Wells Country Club, will be held. It’s open to the public and will be a shotgun start at 1 pm. Come and join us in the sport and fun. You might collect a prize for your excellent skill and talent. As a heads up for December: The luncheon and business meeting will be held on the 2nd. The Election of 2011 Officers will be conducted at this meeting. On December 18th we’ll hold the Official Visit and the Christmas Party at Apache Hall. Jack Roberts, Club Scribe

Apache Wells

The Computer Club is a place to bring your computers and/or computer problems and find solutions and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow computer users. Don’t be shy about bringing your problem in for us to work on. A lot of good information is presented at each of our meetings. 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. 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. The Club meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm except June, July, August and December. All members of El Zaribah and their Ladies with an interest in computing are invited to visit one of our Club meetings. Ladies attend and participate along with their Noble. The Computer Club has a Web Page that can be accessed at: http://members.cox.net/computerclub/ It can also be accessed from the El Zaribah Web Page link. The Computer Club Web Page contains links to other web sites that provide useful information for the use of computers. Check these links out and see what they offer. Virgil Johnston, Club Sec.

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A large welcome goes out to those new Nobles Initiated at the Lake Havasu Ceremonial. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and we encourage you to become an active Shriner by getting involved with a Unit or Club. The Drum & Bugle Corps was active during the weekend. We performed multiple times throughout, including the Ladies Luncheon and Saturday evening Banquet. As you can tell, we have a fun time performing, and never take ourselves too seriously. The Joint OV of the Drum & Bugle Corps plus the Patrol, Roadrunners, Oriental Band, Temple Band, DeMolay Shrine Club, Computer Club, and Sandbaggers will be held Friday evening, November 5th. Anyone interested may attend, and we especially encourage other Unit and Club Heads to attend to represent your group. Contact Jack Garrett, PP or any of the Heads of the above Units and Clubs for information on how to get your tickets. The Drum & Bugle Corps is always looking for new members to beat a drum or blow a horn with us. If any new Nobles from our Havasu Class are so inclined, stop by and meet us. We meet every Tuesday evening in the Band Room at 5:30 pm. You don’t need to be a musician to play with us; we’ll teach you all you need to know. And we always have a cool one on ice and some great snacks after our practices that you can enjoy with us. See you then! Alto Bugle

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SHRINE CLUBS

Last month the Shrine Circus visited Lake Havasu at Sara Park. It was well attended by 500 - 600 children and parents, some having their faces painted, riding elephants and ponies, surely enjoying themselves. The lions and tigers seemed a little unruly with loud roars, jumping in their cages until the Lion Tamer came in to quiet them. It was a great evening of entertainment for the children. November’s the start of cooler months, then comes December when we prepare for our Clothe-A-Child Party & Program starting Dec. 10th at 6:30 am. More information with shoppers and volunteers will be addressed at the November meeting. We need your help this year, there will be over 100 children to feed and shop for and also distribute Santa’s gifts. Sickness & Distress: Noble Bud Sweet is on dialysis 4 days a week, call him (855-3853) to cheer him up. Lady Fran Pell had a serious fall at home with a broken neck. Harvey Sandford, Lake Havasu Shrine

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November’s here. I don’t know where the time has gone. We weren’t very active this summer due to everyone traveling to cooler climates, but I think everyone’s back now. We didn’t have an outing in October, so many of us having numerous doctor appointments and what have you. Bill Huffer’s finished taking chemo and is recovering as well as expected. Marv Guthrie’s hanging in there and we hope both of them make a speeding recovery. Mel had surgery early in June and bounced back in good shape. We lost two very good members this year. Stu Lanier sold his motor home and purchased a home near Munds Park. Ken Merrill also sold his motor home. Ken’s been a member for 18 years and served as President two terms. Both Stu and Ken were active and we’ll miss them. At our November meeting, we’ll discuss the future of the Nomads and I hope we get a good turn out. This is very important. Happy trails to all you Shriners who have RVs and never joined the Nomads. Merrill D Putnam, PP

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The Divan in the Circus Grand March In

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The Provost Club would like to welcome our new member Jim Leppert and hope his participation in the Provost Club will be enjoyable and active. Well, the 2010 Shrine Circus is now history and a success. Our Provost Club was an active supporter of the event. We were working the main gate and the rear VIP parking gate, as well patrolling the Circus area. We experienced some groups passing out pamphlets and selling items in the parking lot but they were cooperative and left. Even though there were recordbreaking temperatures, all our Provost Officers worked hard. Provost Sgt. Art Nehill and Ron Miller were kind enough to let us use their motor homes. The other Provost Officers who supported the Circus were Capt. Don Obara, 2nd Lt. Erv Whetstone, John Poth, Arturo Gonzales and John Locher. 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. 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 security for your Shrine. Please contact Capt. Don Obara (480-361-6339) or Duty Officer Pete Speas (480-510-4849). Uniforms will be supplied by the Provost Club and you’ll be working with experienced officers. I’m sure you’ll find your participation very rewarding. The Provost Website’s been updated. For more information, please log on to www.el-Zaribah.org and click on El Zaribah’s Blog at the left top of the page, then click “Units and Clubs” and look for the Provost Club. Scribe, Don Obara, donobara@cox.net

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Pote Phil & the Divan in the Circus Grand March In

Rick & PP Ron, El Dulabs in Grand March In

Ron Miller’s “Mater” is a crowd favorite

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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. 16 Arabian Tales / November 2010

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SHRINE CLUBS

What a wonderful time was had by all at the White Mountain Shrine Club OV of Ill. Sir Phil Houghton and Lady Ronda on Saturday, Sept. 25th. The turn out far exceeded our expectations and almost overflowed the restaurant lounge, where we had a wonderful meal and session with the Potentate. We especially appreciated the appearance of the Drum & Bugle Corps during lunch. Participation in the Pinetop/Lakeside Parade that morning was very well received by the community, as it’s been 4 years since our last appearance here. We were excited to learn that the WM Shrine Club float won the “Judge’s Choice” Award for the Parade. The theme was “White Mountain Champions,” and my Lady Mary came up with the theme for our float, “Shrine Kids Are Our Champions,” which she painted on both sides of the float. Great job, Mary..... The Hospitality Room at the Day’s Inn was jumping with activity on Friday and Saturday evenings and a big thanks to Ron Miller and Don Hettervik, and Ladies Earlene and Shirley, for a job well done. Everything that weekend went extremely smoothly, thanks to the assistance of Chief of Staff Mark Brown and Lady Brenda. And a Great Big Thanks to all the White Mountain Shrine Club members for all their help. The Club was pleased to make a sizable contribution to the Potentate’s Discretionary Fund and to Lady Ronda’s Christmas Fund. We know this was appreciated and will be used for the betterment of Shrinedom. Dick Doane, Pres.

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Kee (928-314-4381). According to the excellent October bulletin put out by Past Prez Jack Cox, our members are in for a great time: Meetings, Socials, Parades, Shriner Diner dinners, Ladies Breakfast, etc, etc. Noble Cox is in Kansas but was able to put together our bulletin. A very clever fellow - or did his Lady Berl do it? Noble Bill Hoy, the Spark Plug of our Colts Parade Unit, has suffered a heart attack. We send our prayers to him hoping his Canadian Doctor will send him South to us very soon! We send our sincere condolences to Lady Wilma Setter for her loss of her husband Noble Elwin who was loved and respected by all who knew him. EXCITING NEWS! In January 2011, Noble Troy Hanson will arrive in our Oasis to organize a musical combo out of our musically talented members. They’ll entertain us at any and all functions. Dust off your guitars and horns cuz Noble Troy needs you! IT’S GRAND TO BE A SHRINER Joe Elleard, news writer The Yuma Shrine Club continues to be represented at the Unit and Club meetings by our Pres. Dale. Our incoming President hopes to carry on that honor. Thanks to all who helped with our Circus on Sept.25th. It was hot but all seemed to have a good time. Havasu was good as usual and we have new members from there. Welcome, new Nobles. Election of Officers is coming up this month with results to follow. We’re looking forward to the Fiesta Bowl Parade. Yours in the faith, Don Plank

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WMSC Pres. Dick receiving "Judges Choice" Award

A really big THANK YOU goes to Charlie Kooistra, Eagle Tail Ranch, for providing the new “Candidate Parade Alignment Device” used by the Assistant Temple Director at Lake Havasu City

Pinetop/Lakeside Parade Judges Choice Award - WM Shrine Club

WMSC OV - Potentate Phil, Pres. Dick with Ladies & Chaplain Jim

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TRANSPORTATION DONATIONS & CLINIC NEWS

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Charles “Chuck” Hudson Anita Enterprises Anonymous In Memory Of Richard Alvarez Richard Webb In Memory Of Don Claxton, PP Randolf Gregory Jr. Susan Chuchiara Kenneth Lyberg Charlotte & Robert Richmond In Memory Of Ted Brazelton Joe & Delma Galovich In Memory Of Larry L. Kelly Carol Cummings

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As I become more indoctrinated into the El Zaribah Shrine Hospital Office, the more impressed I am with the operation. Your Hospital Office is a well-oiled machine. There are a lot of behind-the-scenes tasks that lead to a very effective operation. One area I’d like to share with you is the use of Tele-med. Telemed received significant attention at this last Imperial Session and I’m proud to report that El Zaribah’s one of the leaders in its use. Tele-med has 2 major advantages: 1) it reduces the strain on our Hospital Patient Transportation Fund; and 2) it’s more convenient for the patient and family. We conduct numerous Tele-meds each month. It takes only a few minutes to set up the equipment and be ready for the doctor to call. Tele-med offers the perfect tool for our doctors to do post operative and follow-up on appointments and keep a personal touch with their patients. Tele-med is a remarkable tool and I hope its use will be expanded in the future. Noble Dave Scrimager and I would like to recognize the Clowns as our volunteers of the month - not only the El Zaribah Shrine Clowns but also the LOS Sphinx Court #65 Lady Clowns. Getting to watch the Clowns at the Outreach Clinics is always a thrill. To see the joy and amazement they bring to children’s faces is a very special gift. We thank the Clowns for sharing their talents. Jim Miller, PP, Asst. Hospital Chairman

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PARADE SCHEDULE & LADIES ORGANIZATIONS

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The October Aramel meeting was October l9th. Ladies who are widowed, newly or for many years, we welcome you to our group. We had a wonderful group of Ladies at our first Fall meeting on Sept. 2lst. After a delightful lunch, your own choosing, we had a short meeting and then played a game of “pounce.” No details here, you must come for the rules of that inspiring game! Quite challenging!! We invite you to please come and enjoy the fun and fellowship with Ladies in your same circumstance. Lunch is at ll:00, we eat first, then meet for a short meeting, then time for games and to have fun!! We like to give the Temple a few days notice of who’s coming. You may call Pres. Joy Weaver (480-926-6808); VP Bonnie Kennington (602-995-3094); Sec. Sally Olsen (623-792-8949), or Treas. Julia Ayers (623-584-8ll5). We invite all the Ladies who are widows to come and join your peers the 3rd Tuesday of each month at ll:00. Just in case you didn’t know, “Aramel” is Arabic for “widow.” We’ll see you soon!

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We wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

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Greetings from Sphinx Court #65, Ladies Oriental

Shrine! We had a wonderful time at our Western Area Organized Unit meet in Ontario, CA. We had about 30 of our Ladies attend and one fireplug. We were taken to California in a big bus and we had a ball! Our group won 1st Place in the Costume Contest — we went as the 101 Dalmatians - minus a few. And our fireplug (Jerry Hampton) won 1st Place in the Men’s Category! I’m happy to report that our cookbook sales are going well — we have plenty left, though, so if you don’t have yours yet, please contact one of our LOS Ladies. We had a wonderful Membership Tea Oct. 10th and several of your Ladies will be joining our ranks at our Ceremonial November 20th. Our next big fund-raiser is in November at our Picnic in the Park — we hope you can join us for a day of fun and good food. We have lots of wonderful parties planned for the Christmas season. 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! Lady Linda DuBois, High Priestess 2010-11 SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS


2010 NIGHT OF THE CHILD

A couple of years ago, we were asked to put together a benefit for El Zaribah to help raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children and help improve the awareness of Shriners. A group of us met to come up with ideas and we wanted to do something different. We didn’t want to have a Shrine social function, we wanted to have a Benefit where we’d bring in as many people from outside the Shrine to show them what we do and why we do what we do. Our passion is taking care of the kids. We understand that so well. We wanted a name people recognized and a name that would continue to grow. Our goal is helping the child and our benefit would be centered on that. After much discussion came the name “The Night of the Child.” We have all the Hospitals around and our local Clinics that so many folks don’t know about. In a lot of cases, they know the Shriners do Parades, but do they really know what we do? Have you ever been to one of our Clinics and seen the dedication of our volunteers with these kids? I think about Tom and Cora Sweetman, Art and Naomi Moss and many others who are there every month working with the kids. Not enough words describe the dedication and love these folks have in helping these kids. As part of “The Night of the Child,” we wanted to show that part on a video and at the same time show the kids who come to our Clinics or Hospitals. We were fortunate to have the talent of Ed Stolze, who put together two video’s showing all this. Seeing it does more than words can describe. We didn’t want a night of speeches, yet we wanted a couple of special guests to talk for a few minutes about what we do, but the night isn’t geared for many speeches. Remember the second part of our goal was to raise money and we wanted it to be a fun night in raising money. This is where the Casino, raffles, blitzes, live and silent auction comes in. This allowed people to spend money on different activities and hopefully go home with some nice item they won and have a good time. In addition, we wanted a nice dinner where people could sit down for a while and enjoy the company and

LOS 101 Dalmatians complete with fireplug & Cruella de Ville

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at the same time see the videos of what we’re all about and also see the talent of some of our Shriner Children. This isn’t a function to just come and sit at the table all night, that’s not what it’s set up for. As in any Benefit, it takes time, energy and a lot of folks helping to make it successful. We have a very talented Committee that works on this all year to make sure it all comes together. Where we always need help is in selling our Sponsor tables. These tables are where the Company becomes a Sponsor of the Shrine. In addition, they advertise on our website and in a booklet given to everyone the night of the Benefit. Sponsor tables are our SPECIAL GUESTS. Our goal is to show them what we do as Shriners and at the same time ask for their money in the way of doing fun things during the evening. As members of Night of the Child Committee, we can’t do it alone. We need the help of the Shrine in helping us get donations for the prizes and helping us find companies that will purchase Sponsor tables. Some Units/Clubs have donated money for us to purchase items and that goes a long way. At this time we’re a few weeks away from our Benefit and we still have some Sponsor tables left to sell. We need your help in identifying companies or individuals who aren’t Shriners that will purchase a Sponsor table. Now if a Shriner wants to purchase a Sponsor table and bring as his guests a group of nonShriners, that would also be fantastic. We also need help in donations. We’re looking for items we can have in a live or silent auction. We’re looking for trips, gift cards and resort weekends. If you were winning something, would this be something that you’d be excited you won? Our web site is www.nightofthechild.org We need your help with Sponsor table sales and donations. Please help us where you can. Any donation item can be delivered to the office or the committee meets every Thursday between now and the event. Remember we have one hell of a story to tell. The Night of the Child can tell that story with your help. Thank you for your help. Mick Degn

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CIRCUS DADS & MOMS

Ill. Sir Phil Houghton would like to thank the following Nobles and Ladies who donated $200 or more to the Shrine Circus, thereby becoming SPECIAL CIRCUS VIP MEMBERS:

Michael L Richards Don G Plank James C Reece Vernon G Robins

Jill Thomas Robert N Moore James K Enos

Jim Thomas Robert R Beffel Mark L Brown

Ill. Sir Phil would like to thank the following Nobles and Ladies who donated $100 or more to the Shrine Circus, thereby becoming CIRCUS VIP MEMBERS: James A Tollefson Dean F Smith, Jr Paul R Reynolds Richard E Key Henry A Wesloski, Jr Robert V Hicklin David T Polner, PP Robert W Mead Thomas G Drey William N McLemore John I Beresic Jack F McCleary James A Musgrave Francis J Ruksnaitis Clifford H Johnson H Dean Bulkley Robert J Gray, Jr William E Seginski Duane C Silvis John D Spooler Bobby L Cunningham James A Nafziger Don R Watkins Carl B Warren Burton S Kruglick Don A Hettervik Charles E Hudson Gary D Stewart James E Donhowe, PP John K Plover Russell A Hinkle, PP J Hut Hutson Paul W “Pat” Brendle Robert C Gregory Richard C Wall Vada Garrett Darrell D Smith, MD Richard H Russell, PP James R Welker Burel D Carney David L Curry William D Heenan George W Burroughs Albert G Wendt George S Mather Sandy Hangleitner Carl G Weatherly James C Reid III Douglas B Skowron Michael Clarke David C Humphrey, PP Jean Glover Charles J Zenith Betty Hathaway Richard D Dyer Edward E Hunt Kenneth G Lyberg Robert W Drizigacker John B Calderwood Lila Bishop James R Salmans Arthur M Moss Ron E Randleman, PP Bruce A Helm James G Miller, PP James G Miller, Jr Jack E Cook, MD James K Enos Chris M Hagenian M Burton Oien, PIP W R LaVerne Eric W Wenzel Philip W Houghton Leland M Grieves Larry A Kesselring, PP Eldred Johnson Kenneth A Lawton Jonathan P Cowen Myron C Lindahl Jack Garrett, PP Robert J Johnston Paul R Sauerbrey III

CIRCUS DADS/MOMS AS OF 10/13/10: Hoover, James L Hunt, Edward E Locher, John C Sr Sherman, Seymour J Steinman, Jerome A Tolliver, Harry W Weber, Roger L Brown, Bill Streng, Helmut M

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Nobles and Ladies, family and friends, your efforts and hard work, not to mention all those long hours in the hot sun, made our 2010 El Zaribah Shrine Circus a tremendous success. Once again, through your commitment and dedication, you’ve shown Shrinedom what happens when “Together We Can” becomes a reality. A simple “thank you” will never be enough to convey our gratitude for all you did to make this our best Shrine Circus ever. Tom Calvin, Chief Rabban, Circus Sponsor Jack Garrett, PP Circus Chairman

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NOBLES OF THE MONTH & PR REPORT

SEPTEMBER NOBLE OF THE MONTH Fred Rogers Please join me in congratulating Fred Rogers for his consistent participation in many events and being honored as September’s Noble of the Month. Fred’s a native of MN and joined the US Air Force when he was 19. He served 22 years in the military before retiring. He and his wife Lil have 2 children, one in Missouri and one in Arizona. They have 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and greatly enjoy sharing time with all of them. Fred joined the Masonic Lodge in 1961 and is a life member in the Shrine. He’s served as Capt. of the Patrol, he’s a Charter Member of the Drum and Bugle Corps, is active in the Hillbillies, he’s active in our Arch Degree team and is also active in the Order of the Quetzalcoatl. Fred and Lil were stalwarts in the hospitality room for over 14 years, with Fred serving as Hospitality Chairman from 1994-2007. You’ll still find Fred there enjoying a cool refreshment and a good snack. Since moving to AZ over 30 years ago, Fred’s been actively serving others. He delivers food for the Apache Junction Reach Out program and has done this for several years. His service to others exemplifies the qualities we see in many Shrine Masons. You’ll see Fred at most Shrine events, always assisting or offering assistance to make the event a success. Fred, thank you for all you do and congratulations on being honored as September’s Shriner of the Month. It’s been a long hot summer and it looks like it will be a very warm Fall, too. Now that we’re back from being dark, things are heating up at our Shrine with lots of events. Night of the Child is one of the big events coming up that last year produced some great results and we’re hoping for an even better year. We can all make every event a success in a number of ways. Money isn’t always the answer, though it doesn’t hurt. We need your involvement in all our events, not just buying a ticket but being involved in the process. Come enjoy the total process, not just the end. Become involved!!!! Yours in the Faith, Rick Fasano, Public Relations

OCTOBER NOBLE OF THE MONTH Mark Lueck Please join me in congratulating Mark Lueck and honoring him for his hard work, consistent participation and work in coordinating the CornFest and now being honored as October’s Noble of the Month. Mark’s a native of MN. He joined the Army and served as an OR Tech while stationed in NC. This led to a career in medical equipment sales. He was promoted into management with a major medical company requiring lots of travel and moves to different areas of the country. He’s been married to Cindy for 31 years and has 3 sons and 3 grandchildren. You’ll see his family at lots of Shrine functions, as they enjoy the activities as much as Mark and Cindy. Mark joined the Shrine at Mohave in 2003. He was brought into the Shrine at the same time as his son, Michael. Since joining, Mark’s become very active and participates in most Shrine events. He was CornFest Chairman for 3 years, he’s been involved with the El Zaribah Golf Classic, served as VP in the Sandbaggers, served as Potentate’s Aide, Executive Aide to the Pote, drives his little car in the Parades and assists with set up and tear down at most Shrine events. As if this isn’t enough, he’s also made some significant donations to the Hospital at different fund-raisers. Mark, we’re proud of what you’ve accomplished and congratulate you on being October’s Noble of the Month.

PR Report

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The Director’s Staff 6-Man Bike in the Circus Grand March In

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2010 SHRINE CIRCUS PHOTOS

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS AS OF 09-20-10 NOVEMBER

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19 FISH FRY 5:30 - 8:30 pm

25 HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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20 LOSNA CEREMONIAL WINSLOW PARADE

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4 MTD PATROL C’MAS PTY

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29 JO-DE-RA WINTER FORMAL Al Bahr Pote’s Ball

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS AS OF 09-20-10 FEBRUARY

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12 LOSNA FUND-RAISER SILVER SPUR PARADE

19 Zelzah Pote’s Ball

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EASTER BRUNCH

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