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YAH HOO! It’s time for another great


Wild West Auction October 28th, 2017 Mirabeau Hotel

*Fun Filled Western Hospitality *Games & Raffles & Surprizes *Western Attire Encouraged/Prize for best Western Outfit *A Saloon ready for Thirsty Cowboys & Gals *Everyone‛s a winner at the Balloon Pop *Live & Silent Auction To help make this a successful evening for “All Shriners” and El Katif we need your help with unique auction items donated such as: *Gonzaga Basketball Tickets *Seahawks Tickets *Civic Theater *Spokane Symphony *Fishing Trips *Golfing Packages *White Water Rafting Trip *Hunting Trips *Condo or Resort Stay Jim Stewart, Chairman 509-684-4355 Dave Campanella, Vice-Chairman 509-570-3808 All Net proceeds to benefit El Katif Shriners

From the POTE Illustrious Sir Tom Richardson

We’re off and riding. The New Year arrived quickly and the month of January went by just as fast. Our new appointed officers for El Katif in 2017 are Eric Thompson (Outer Guard), Jeff Lane (Captain of the Guard), Roy Clark (Marshal), Illustrious Sir Doug Morgan (Director), Gary Wood (2nd Ceremonial Master), and Justin Hughes (1st Ceremonial Master). The month slipped by with the Seminar on the 21st of January, the leadership of the clubs and units was well attended. That evening the Potentate’s Ball exceeded my expectations and also Cheryl’s. It was a good time had by all. “Freedom Raffle” sales have started. The challenge is to win the “Henry” Freemason Tribute Edition Rifle for the most tickets sold by a Noble. February 1st is our Stated Meeting with entertainment provided by the Whitman County Shrine Club. The 4th will be one of the best Crab Feeds in Northeastern, Washington located at the Waverly Lodge. Sunday the 5th is our Super Bowl Party at the Shriners Event Center. February 10th starts of the Divans Official Visits traveling to the Northeast Washington Shrine Club. Middle of the month on the 15th will be a guys only Spangle Chicken Dinner at the Spangle Masonic Lodge. Then Duck Race ticket sales at the Spokane Golf Show on February 18 & 19. The more tickets the Nobility sells the more we can give to our philanthropy, Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children. We have to ride hard in front of us but we will play hard as we Gallup along. We need to show the public the Shriners are a fun group, who really care about the kids that our Hospital provides for. Let’s be a fun and exciting Family! That alone might spark some interest in guys wanting to join our Family. Now in closing, “Giddy Up Go!” Takin’ Care of Business. Yours in Faith, Tom Richardson El Katif Potentate


The Word Staff Jay Smith PP, Magaging Editor Chase Abbott, Editor DIVAN Tom Richardson Potentate Jim Stewart Chief Rabban Jon Lind Assistant Rabban Dave Campanella High Priest & Prophet Roger Nelson Oriental Guide Jay Smith, P.P. Recorder Kurt Kimberling, P.P. Treasurer Justin Hughes First Ceremonial Master Gary Wood Second Ceremonial Master Doug Morgan, P.P. Ceremonial Director Roy Clark Marshal Jeff Lane Captain of the Guard Eric Thompson Outer Guard

SHRINE UNIT REPORTERS Actors Ryan Leonard Animals Hank Shafer Band Chuck Wetmore Chanters Ken Massender Clowns Chuck Humes Directors Staff George Rotas Greeters Bob Valentine Mobile Unit John Robertson Provost Guard Ken Massender Oriental Band Von Chimienti SHRINE CLUB REPORTERS 1899 Club Jerry Schieche Blue Mountain Doug Warnock Columbia Basin Jeff Meyer Legion of Honor Howard Wynia Moonshriners Kurt Kimberling, P.P. North Spokane Herb Postlewait Northeast Washington Dan Bryant Okanogan County Guy Fisher Pomeroy Jim Kirkpatrick Shurtah Club Tom Felton South Spokane Rod Higgins Whitman County Gary Van Dyke BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tom Richardson, Chairman Jim Stewart, Jon Lind, Dave Campanella, Roger Nelson, Kurt Kimberling PP, Jay Smith PP IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Tom Richardson Potentate Jim Stewart Chief Rabban Jon Lind Assistant Rabban Dale Hearn Past Potentate (Emeritus) Duke Pappenheim Colorado Representative Roger Gehrig Colorado Representative SPOKANE SHRINERS HOSPITALS for Children 911 West 5th, P.O. Box 2472 Spokane, WA 99210-2472 Phone: 455-7844


POTENTATE’S AIDES Chris Tee, Jim Heebink, Ken Massender, Jesse Pew, and Randy Kimberling POTENTATE’S SPECIAL AIDES Doug Baker, Kevin Geris, Fred Nowland CHAPLAIN Tom Felton DIRECTOR OF CLUBS AND UNITS Gary Van Dyke, Jim Ball PAGEANT DIRECTOR Barry Newman, Dylan Newman PUBLIC RELATIONS Roger Nelson, Eric Thompson, Brett Westerman PARADE MARSHAL Jerry Combs, Dale Abrams AMBASSADOR AT LARGE Glenn Hodge, Bruce Keyser, Dylan Newman UNIT PRESIDENTS Actors Dale Hearn, P.P. Animals Hank Shafer Band Stu Slinger Chanters Ken Massender Clowns Mel Neil Directors Staff George Rotas Greeters Curly Werner Mobile Unit Jim Heebink Provost Guard Ken Massender Oriental Band Von Chimienti, P.P. CLUB PRESIDENTS 10 Gallon Tom Rousseau 1899 Club Brice Williams Blue Mountain Gerald Taylor Columbia Basin Kevin Swartz Legion of Honor Gene Lane Legion of Honor Detach. Floyd Johnson, P.P. Moonshriners Jim Tourtillotte North Spokane Scott Fiedler Northeast Washington Glenn Hodge Okanogan Gordie Cockle Pomeroy Dick Martin Shurtah Jeff Lane South Spokane Jeff Duty Whitman County Jeff Wood THE WORD of El Katif Temple (USPS 626360) is published monthly (except July and August) for $1 per year by El Katif Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., 7217 W. Westbow Blvd. Spokane, WA 99224. Periodical postage paid at Spokane, WA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to, “THE WORD” El Katif Temple, 7217 W. Westbow Blvd. Spokane, WA 99224. Phone: (509) 624-2762 Fax (509) 624-8333 E-mail:

The Recorder’s Ramblings... Ill Sir Jay Smith, PP

Nobles and Ladies, Well, how do you like the winter weather so far? We at the Temple are having problems finding places to put all of the snow. Illustrious Sir Mike Harper and I have spent quite a few hours on the Shrine tractor trying to move all of this snow around. The problem is that we still have a lot of winter left. Nobles, always be very careful, not only driving in these winter conditions, but also watch where you walk on the snow and ice. January has gone by very fast. The office has been very busy getting ready for the Potentate’s Seminar and the Potentates’ Ball. This is always a fun event and it will carry with it great memories for Illustrious Sir Tom and Lady Cheryl. As we move into February we start off with our Stated Meeting on February 1st. This year Illustrious Sir Tom wants to go back to having a Club and Units Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. with the Stated Meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Illustrious Sir

Tom has asked Whitman County Shrine Nobles, on January 21st at the Pote’s Club to provide some entertainment for seminar there was an incorrect statethe evening. ment made about the Duck Race and how El Katif Shrine was handling the On February 5th we are going to have a paper work illegally. This is not so. I Super Bowl Party at the Temple. There knew it at the time when the statement will be more information forthcoming was made. It was not the right time or to the Nobility through Constant Con- place for this discussion. tact. Monday morning, January 23rd, a Nobles, don’t forget the Waverly Crab phone call was made to Imperial’s Feed on February 4th. I hope to see you A.J. Pasmas, Financial Project Anathere. On February 10th the Divan will lyst of Shriners International and we go to the first official visit at Northeast discussed the contents of the Shrine Washington Shrine Club. Chartity Acitivity Form. A.J. Pasmas informed the office that everything was Now on February 15th Spangle Lodge in proper order and that El Katif has will be hosting their annual Chicken done nothing wrong with the Duck Race Dinner and Shrine visitation at Spangle event in the past and everything is in Lodge. The dinner will start at 6:00 order for the future. p.m. and lodge will open on the 1st Degree at 7:00 p.m. Illustrious Sir Tom It was unfortunate that this statement might be asked to close – you never was stated. And, I hope that this clears know. up any questions or doubts in the fuThen on February 16th – 19th the Elected ture. Divan will be traveling to Wilsonville, Oregon for the Winter PNSA Business Last but not least, Nobles we have a lot Session. of winter left. Please stay warm and safe. So, as you can see, Illustrious Sir Tom and the Divan are off and running full steam ahead.


Chaplain’s Corner Tom Felton

The Potentate’s Ball, what a blast! Illustrious Sir, you and your Lady, Cheryl, did a great job with planning! I am also a member of Sadir Khan Grotto and recently we toured the Shriners Hospital with an emphasis on seeing the EOS x-ray machine. It was a great tour and truly an honor to see the newest machine our hospital has. I learned a lot more than before and it is quite the machine. The best thing about it was the Radiologist; she couldn’t thank us enough for getting it for the hospital. She showed us a picture of a little girl with scoliosis and explained what the Doctors could do with it and when they get the software in, what the machine will do in a three dimensional way that will make diagnosis much easier. All I could think was “we got our money’s worth”. Well done everyone!

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I want to thank Ill. Sir John for a great year last year. I enjoyed what I could go to. Well it’s a new year and I’m eager to see what fun and adventure it will bring. If I can stay healthy it should be a great year. Well that’s about all for now.May God Bless You All and May God Bless America!

Jim Kirkpatrick Nobles, Happy New Year to all of you from the Pomeroy Shrine Club! We finally had our first meeting in December this year due to various circumstances. Our Treasurer, Noble Bob Cox, and His Lady, Resa, opened up their Pomeroy home to host our Meeting. The lovely home was festively decorated for the holidays with lights aglow everywhere. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. We had a brief meeting before enjoying a wonderful potluck dinner. Our fund drive this year went very well once again and we are


pleased to have so many generous merchants and people here. Thank you to all! Our new liaison will be Chief Rabban Jim Stewart and we look forward to having him join us at our next meeting. Our club also has an “honorary member” Don Eldred of Pomeroy. Although he is not a Shriner he has helped our club donating his time and efforts for our functions. He has also offered us the use of his home (a former Bed and Breakfast) for our meetings. Thank you Don! Our next meeting will be on February 15. We also recently donated $2,600.00 to both the Patient Transportation account and also to the Shriners Hospital. We look forward to a good 2017.

We are sorry to say that Nobles sometimes pass away without our acknowledgement. As they are Brothers, they are due the recognition of their passing. Please assist in notifying the Temple when a Noble expires. Phone 509-627-2762 or email

Despite the variable weather conditions the Potes Ball was well attended and many Moonies were in attendance. The food was good the fellowship better and a tremendous way to start off a new Shrine year. A great time was had by all.

Kurt Kimberling, P.P. January was kind of a slow month for us. However, we made the most of it. We started off on the right foot with our monthly meeting at the Temple, despite a winter storm warning. Originally, Randy was going to have a Sausage and Chicken feed, but due to the really unseasonably cold temperatures and deep snow Peggy offered to make her world famous Lasagna instead. It was Super! Next month Elaine has agreed to do a Chili fest. Please make sure that you RSVP to Mike so that we have plenty and don’t run out. We sure appreciate the dedication of our members and families to make our club one of the most innovative and fun places to be. The annual Seminar was well attended. We received our marching orders and got the flavor of how the new Shrine Year was going to be. I truly believe that Ill Sir Tom is going to make sure that “Giddy up Go!” will be the watch words this year!

As soon as the weather breaks we will be able to get outside again. Our first parade of the season is the St. Pats Parade and is traditionally either cold/warm/wet/dry but fun! Our President Jim has prepared a full slate of activities for us this year. The best way to have fun and support the mission is to participate! Lets keep the momentum and build our membership! The more you play the more you get in return. Make sure you put it on your calendars; the annual Potentates Official Visit will be in March on the 20th. The Ill Sir and his Lady Cheryl along with the Divan w/ladies will come and visit with us. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your Divan. See you all soon, remember, “Let all your turns be to the Left!”

Doug Warnock Blue Mt. Shrine Club’s January 13 meeting was cancelled due to the extreme cold temperatures, snowy roads and hazardous driving conditions. Noble Jack Largent reports that the club’s work in selling advertisements in the District 9B & 7B High School Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament programs has been completed for this year. The income from this activity goes to the Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children. Blue Mt. Shrine club partners with Whitman County and Pomeroy Shrine Clubs on this project. In 2015 the three clubs brought in $18,000 through the basketball tournament program sales. In addition to the advertisements, the programs contain team photos of all the teams scheduled to play in the tournament and these are of special interest to the team members and their families. Most of the supporters for the basketball tournament programs are repeat

customers who know the reputation of the Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children and want to continue its valuable service to children needing help. The welcome response I receive when visiting these folks to make our annual request is very heart warming. They thank me for what we Shriners are doing for the kids. I got started in this activity when I took over the communities previously covered by Noble Bob Danforth. Noble Bob had been visiting these supporters for a number of years and developed a great relationship with them. When Bob became ill and someone was needed to take his “route,” the legwork he had done made it easy. Noble President Gerald Taylor notes that Blue Mt. Shrine will be represented at the Shriners seminar and Potentate’s Ball on January 21 at the Red Lion Inn At The Park in Spokane. The day offers valuable information and sharing of ideas plus a fun evening for all to enjoy. Our next scheduled meeting will be on February 10.

George Rotas Well here it is a new year and a new Potentate. Let’s get behind Illustrious Sir Tom Richardson and support him every way we can. We have a lot of parades to do this year. Also, at the last ceremonial, during the second section, we tried some new stuff and it went really well! We have scheduled most our meetings for this year, Jerry Combs will be sending out more information. This way you can plan ahead. Get involved, be part of the Directors Staff! When called to do so, we need all of your help not just a few. Well I want to wish all of you that have a birthday this month a “HAPPY BIRTHDAY “ and to all you love birds a “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.” So till we meet down the road again, take care.


Jeff Meyer The Columbia Basin Shrine Club (CBSC) conducted their Stated Meeting on January 6th, 2017, President Kevin Swartz presided. Honored Guests in attendance were Past Potentate, Illustrious Sir Andy Anderson and Lady Mary Lynn; El Katif Oriental Guide, Noble Roger Nelson and Lady Martha; El Katif Ambassador, Bruce Keyser

and Lady Charlene. Special Visitors in attendance were Brother Rafael Najarro from Cuba, (Guest of Keith Deaton), WB Jack Kelly (Sitting Master, Pasco Lodge) and his Lady Valerie, Angelique Heinzman (Director of Development, Shriners Hospital – Spokane). A delicious dinner of pork roast with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, green salad and dinner roll, was cooked and served by Noble Russ Campbell. The Sunshine Report revealed all to be sunny. Club reports were mostly quiet (probably due to the season and weather). Shurtah reported

they are holding elections at their monthly meeting on January 7th in Ritzville. The evenings Guest Speakers were Angelique Heinzman and Oriental Guide Roger Nelson. Angelique provided an update on hospital activities to include upgrading the 25-year-old x-ray wings and the EOS machine. She presented past El Katif Potentate Andy Anderson and CBSC President Kevin Swartz with a plaque of appreciation for CBSC dedication and support to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Angelique said all CBSC members are invited to visit the hospital and see the EOS machine. She also

provided information on a new training device, which is a life-like mannequin that is utilized for AED, IV and other training. Per Angelique, there is a bit of a competition within El Katif, between the clubs, to see which club can donate the most money towards purchase of this new training device. After Angelique’s presentation, Noble Corky Roberts raised a motion for CBSC to donate 2K towards purchase of the mannequin. The motion was seconded by Noble Chuck Hall and then modified to include an additional 2K donation (for a total donation of 4K). The motion was passed unanimously. Noble Roger Nelson, Oriental Guide and Divan Liaison provided an enthusiastic and inspirational talk on WA Grand Lodge, leveraging Social Media and concordant bodies like the Shriners to raise awareness of Masonry and expand membership into our fraternity. It was very nice to have Roger and Martha at our meeting and the club looks forward to many more visits this year! After the guest speakers, CBSC President Noble Kevin Swartz stated one of his goals for this year is to raise awareness within the local communities of CBSC. Stay tuned! Birthdays and Anniversaries for January include birthdays for Lady JoAnne Smith 1/5, Lady Marji Cochran 1/13, Noble Robert Morrow 1/20, Lady Gerry Emery 1/24, Noble Randy Muto 1/23. Noble John Givens and Lady Joreen celebrate their anniversary on 1/16. Raffle winners (four prizes) were Nobles Corky Roberts, Illustrious Sir Andy Anderson, John Lawson and Lady JoAnne Smith. Our 50/50 winner was Lady Marilee Roberts ($42), which she donated to Angelique for the Shriners Hospital for Children. Our Free Dinner winner was Mary Lynn Anderson.


Bob Valentine Greetings Nobles – The GREETERS wish ALL the 2017 El Katif Divan the very best support to help them reach their goals for the New Year. Congratulations to Noble Tom Richardson being elected as our 2017 Potentate and to all Divan members who moved up and the new positions filled. We recognize the strong emphasis for Membership for our El Katif Shriners. Also understood is the importance of staying active or becoming more active in our Masonic Lodges. Recently, at the January Greeters Meeting we had 19 members present including new

member, Greg Kranich. Our Greeters were well represented at the Jan. Stated Meeting also. During 2016 we lost several members due to deaths and one demit. We strongly encourage all new Nobles to join our very active Unit, which is closely linked to our Spokane Shriners Hospital by having a presence every weekday to Greet Patients & Parents, provide Tours and other functions as needed. As part of our meeting, Hospital Administrator Peter Brewer gave us an update on hospital issues – since other Spokane hospitals are undergoing changes and some uncertainties, it might have impact with their interaction with our hospital as well. Remodeling and repurposing of the hospital third floor continues. As our facility ages it requires changes to update to current or new conditions like the Hydrotherapy Pool being taken out. He anticipates some major decisions being

made in this year. The EOS Radiology equipment is completely functional for our Hospital for the past month. Here are some basic points of interest for you to be aware of and share with others: •Shriners Spokane is the first hospital in the State of Washington to have this technology •EOS is committed to making sure that all of the Shriners hospitals are able to offer this technology to their patients who require frequent imaging •EOS is able to lower the dose 5-7 times for patients who require spine and lower limb x-rays •In some cases the images can be taken for less than 1 week of background radiation or 50 EOS x-rays to 1 regular x-ray •An average x-ray takes only 6 – 8 seconds and can be used to make a 3D model of the spine or the legs for better evaluation by the physicians.

making 2017 a success.

Jerry Schieche The 1899 Club had a wonderful year of 2016 and we are looking forward to 2017. Noble Brice Williams has been elected to serve as president of the 1899 Club for 2017 and we know he will do a wonderful job. We thank Noble Justin Hughes and Lady Shannon for their dedication and everything they have done these past few years as President. We congratulate New Potentate, Illustrious Sir Tom Richardson and First Lady Cheryl. They have worked hard as they progressed through the Divan and will be rewarded this year by all the help they receive from all of us. We also thank Illustrious Sir John Robertson and Lady Bridget for their great leadership in 2016 and we will enjoy all of their help in

Please try to bring your family and friends to the Super Bowl Party on Feb. 5. See the ad in this issue for details. There will be a lot of events to take part in this year and we encourage you to get involved and enjoy the fun and fellowship. Events like the Family Fun Day, Duck Washing, WSU Football Game, Interstate Fair Booth and numerous parades with the 4-Wheelers and the Ambulance. These are great opportunities to mingle with the general public and show the great fellowship that exists within the Shrine Fraternity. If you are a new Noble and have any questions about anything at all, do not hesitate to ask. There are many of us that would love to explain what we do and why we do it. In reality, it is a fantastic organization to belong to with a Philanthropy that makes everything worthwhile. The Shrine Hospital system truly is the Greatest Philanthropy in the world.

Ryan Leonard Greetings Nobles, This is going to be a short one. Were you able to figure what movie last month’s quote came from? “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” The answer is “The Godfather, Part III (1990).” It’s a scene in which Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) reacts to an attempt on his life by rival gangster Joey Zasa (Joe Montegna).

The Golf Show will be Feb. 17, 18, & 19 – and Greeters will be active in our booth selling Duck Race Tickets. Our participation in this event has led to several new Masons & Shriners in the past. PP Ben Kruse reminded us of the value of this event to El Katif & our Hospital through donations from the Fairways Golf Club. Nobles, please visit for a comprehensive look at all the wonderful information about our great Spokane Hospital – there’s a wealth of information there! See you at the next Stated Meeting & remember the Greeters Unit meeting is always the following Thursday @ Noon in the 5th floor auditorium of the Hospital.

into the fold as Noble Herb Davenport has joined the Actors. As of this writing, Herb is the sitting Senior Warden (and soon to be Worshipful Master) of Oriental Lodge #74. We look forward to Herb’s participation as we prepare for this year’s ceremonials. Welcome aboard Noble Herb! Finally, the Actors can always use more Nobles to add to our ranks! If you like to dress up in costume, perform on stage, or if you would like to help with stage setup and lighting, then we want to hear from you! Please contact our president, Dale Hearn, P.P., at (509) 475-7636 or by email at

And now, this month’s movie quote... “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Do you think you know what movie this quote came from? The answer will be revealed in March. The Actors are beginning 2017 by welcoming a new member


Introducing your 2017 Divan Ill. Sir Tom Richardson, Potentate I was born in the town of Colville being the middle child of seven children. When I was born, my oldest sister wanted me sent back to the Injuns (Indians) because I was not a sister. My family lived 8 miles Northwest of Addy where I was raised on a dairy farm milking those black and white cows until selling the cows 1967. Then, we started a beef operation. We always had horses on the farm as I was growing up. I took up riding horses before I was 4 years old but I did not learn how to ride a bike until I was 14. I attended school at Addy 2 room school house until the sixth grade then transferring to the Chewelah. While attending school, I met a short little girl named Cheryl and we became best friends. I completed my high school career at Jenkins High School in Chewelah. In the summer of the following year, Cheryl and I were married in Chewelah. In 1971, I joined the United State Navy instead of being drafted. We decided to start our family and become parents. Having two children a boy and a southern bell. Then it became time to leave Mississippi and the U. S. Navy; returning back to our home town. Our family took a growing spurt of two more children with a girl and boy. We know have 9 grandkids to join the family group. Cheryl and I still live on a small part of the farm since we returned back home from the south. Since our children grew up and went on their merry way to establish their lives other places Cheryl and I were trying to fill a big void. We wanted something to do together so I joined the Shrine in 2003. El Katif Shriners became part of a much bigger family. Questioning why we did not do it sooner. Thank You All!

James D. Stewart, Chief Rabban James D. Stewart of Colville, Washington is currently serving as Chief Rabban. He was raised a Master Mason in Kettle Falls Lodge #130 on September 20, 1995. He received his 32 degree in Scottish Rite on May 22, 1998. Jim became a Shriner at the Hot Sands in Kennewick on June 19, 1999. He was Worshipful Master of Kettle Falls Lodge in 2002. Jim served as president of the Northeast Washington Shrine Club in 2003 and 2007. Jim has been Chairman for three “Blue Jean & Bling Auctions”, one for an El Katif fund raiser, and two times for the Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children. Jim was appointed to the Spokane Shriners Hospital Board of Governors in 2008 and is now in his third term as Chairman of the Board. Jim was Born in Denver, Colorado and moved to Texas soon thereafter. He graduated from the University of Houston with a pharmacy degree. He moved to Washington in 1994. Professionally, Jim still does relief pharmacy work in the areas around Colville. Jim and his wife, Michele, have been married for 19 years. They enjoy spending time with family and friends at their lake house on Lake Thomas.

Jon Lind, Assistant Rabban Jon Lind of Nine Mile Falls is serving his fifth year on the El Katif Divan, twelfth on the Spokane Shriner’s Hospital Board of Governors, Board Secretary for five years; during board tenure Lind chaired the Strategic Planning and Performance Improvement committees. Lind was raised in Chewelah Lodge 2003; joined El Katif 2003; became a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason 2004; Pine Tree chapter of OES; Spokane Court 65 Jesters 2008; Spokane Chapter #2, Royal Arch Masons; Spokane Council#4, Royal and Select Masters; and Cataract Commandery#3, Knights Templar of Washington, 2016. Lind was born in Chewelah, lived and worked on his grandparent’s dairy farms in Stevens County, graduated Newport HS, studied engineering at the University of Idaho, and business at Lewis-Clark State College. Following college at Idaho, Lind was employed by GTE, predecessor to Verizon, primarily as a Network Engineer and manager in various related positions, for nearly 30 years. After retiring from GTE, he worked at several engineering firms as a contract engineer and later as Chewelah City Administrator. In 1996, Lind was accepted for the U of I Kootenai County Extension group as a Master Gardener (continued on next page)


(Lind Continued) and serves to date in the same program with WSU. Lind performs in various capacities in wife

Sue’s Organizational Development firm specializing in teambuilding, serving clients in the northwest.

Lind is married to his sweetie Sue and between them they have three sons, a daughter, and an adopted grandson Tyler. Tyler was adopted in Spokane in 2014 and is a sophomore at Lakeside HS. For balance, Lind enjoys fly fishing, rock hounding, shooting sports, jeeping, stargazing, gardening, entertaining, local history, reading non-fiction, Washington State Civil War Re-enacting, and family activities.

David Campanella, High Priest and Prophet Hi I’m Dave Campanella, the High Priest and Prophet of El Katif Shriners for 2017. I sometimes need to be reminded to introduce my Lady by ‘her’ name and not the name of another Divan Lady. Brother Nobles this will get you in hot water every time, just ask me. Oh yeah! My Lady’s name is Brenda. So here’s my story. After several months of hanging out with the Northeast Washington Shrine Club, me and Lady Brenda realized we really liked this group of Nobles, their Ladies and what they stood for. I knew I wanted to be a Shriner. I was raised in April of 2008 as a Master Mason. I am also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason with the Valley of Spokane. His Lady Brenda is Past Worthy Matron of Bethlehem Chapter #87, I stood by her as Worthy Patron. In November of 2008, I went through the Fall Ceremonial and several days later was in an Animal Costume visiting the Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children on Thanksgiving Day, an annual tradition with the Animal Unit. It was at this visit I knew I made the right decision to follow my heart and answer the call. In 2010 I was elected President of the Northeast Washington Shrine Club. Shortly after that, then Chief Rabban Jay Smith and his Lady Janet ‘cornered’ me at the Masonic Temple and asked if I would like to be a member of the Divan. I said “yes”, because it was getting late and I wanted to go home. Seriously, it took me about a second to say “yes!” I felt honored and humbled to be asked and found another way to be involved and give back to El Katif Shriners, the Shriners Hospital for Children-Spokane and Shriners International.

Ill Sir Kurt Kimberling, 2009, Treasurer I’ve been a Shriner for 38 years. A Mason for 38 years as well, however, I was born into a masonic family. Both of my Grandfathers, and my Father were Masons. They not only had a dues card but more importantly lived the life. It was through their example that I wanted to become like them. My dad exposed me to as many Shrine functions as possible. At the age of 10 I was honored to be made the Kismet Temple Shrine Band Mascot (Brooklyn, NY). As such I played with the Kismet band on numerous occasions: 1964 Worlds Fair/Shea Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and too many other venues to mention up until I enlisted in the USAF at 18. I wanted to be the youngest Shriner, but life has a habit of getting in the way. With a wife and two sons (both Shriners!) later I continued my journey to become a Shriner. Lucky for me my wife Elaine’s dad was a Mason as well. So in 1979 I was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. I truly enjoyed the Masonic life and was about to step into the Senior Wardens Station when I got orders and moved again. We only moved 12 times in 24 years. I tried to stay as active as I could no matter where we were stationed. I have to say that throughout our journeys I was always received as a brother no matter the state or country! After retiring in 1996 I consolidated all my memberships in Spokane. I quickly found a home in Spokane #34 and was the Master in 1999, and 2001, served as Grand Historian and was on the Education Committee for many years and DDGM in 2010. As soon as Zack found out I had retired he enlisted me and I’ve been busy ever since. The AASR gave me an opportunity to work in my favorite degree the 14th, and in the Lodge of Perfection as Venerable Master twice. I had the honor of being the East Side Director of the KCCH for 10 years and was coroneted a 33rd Degree Inspector General Honorary in 2005. Past Potentate Earl Edwards asked me to come on the line in 2001. Nine years later on a very cold snowy evening I was installed as Potentate of El Katif Shrine. After a very busy year Elaine and I took it relatively easy for a short while, but got back into the Shrine life once again being elected as Treasurer since 2012. During my tenure as Treasurer I had the honor of supporting my Lady Elaine in 2013 as Queen of the DON. Which bring us to today, let’s Giddy Up and Go!


Ill Sir Jay A. Smith, 2011, Recorder I was raised in the small farming community of Sprague, which is 40 miles west of Spokane. Farming is the primary source of income for our area. I was a soft white wheat farmer for over 25 years. I worked for the Washington State Department of Transportation for 18 years and retired in January of 2016. I then was elected to the position of Recorder of El Katif Shriners. I have been married to my wife, Janet, for 40 years. We have two daughters who are both physical therapists. Both daughters are married to two great guys and have blessed our family with four wonderful grandchildren. In raising our girls the whole family got very involved in showing Quarter Horses. We would travel just about every weekend to compete in American Quarter Horse Association Shows. When the girls quit showing to go off to college, “I didn’t”. Raising, riding and showing horses was a larger part of my life. Now, with the large commitment of Shrine, all Janet and I have time for is taking our horses to the mountains to ride and camp with friends. In June of 1984 I became a Master Mason, moving up through the chairs and becoming a Past Master. In 1985 I became a York Rite Mason, holding offices and later becoming Deputy to the Grand High Priest. My daughters were both Rainbow Girls and Janet and I became very involved with that Masonic youth group. In June of 1991 I joined El Katif Shrine. I was very involved with the starting of the El Katif Mounted Patrol. In 2003 I became part of the Divan by being appointed by the Potentate as outer Guard. I served as Potentate in 2011 and later served as chairman of the building committee, which was responsible for the building of our new Shriners Event Center. I am very proud of that accomplishment. My experiences in Shrine have been a wonderful time, not only for myself but my wife, Janet, as well. Janet and I do this together. What Shrine does for children and the friends we meet and make along the way cannot ever be replaced.

Justin Hughes, First Ceremonial Master I was born March 28,1972 in Nyack NY. I grew up in Oroville Wa. I graduated high school in 1991 and went directly into the United States Marine Corps. I spent four years active duty Marine Corps with 3rd AABN (amphibious assault battalion) and served in combat during “Operation Restore Hope” in Mogadishu Somalia. After active duty I joined the USMCR and served for five years with Alpha Battery 1/14 of Spokane WA . While attending collage at SFCC in 1996 I met my lovely wife of 17 years Shannon Hughes. I started working for the US Fish and Wildlife service in 1998 at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge where I’m currently still employed as a fire captain. Shannon and I where married in 1999 and had twins Ethan and Erik in 2001. We moved from Cheney to St.John WA in 2003 to my wife’s family ranch on Rock Lake. In October 2011 in Spangle Lodge #131 I was raised a Master Mason by VW Brother Uncle Tom Simpson and in November 2011 I became a Shriner with the help of Illustrious Sir Jay Smith. I’m currently the Jr Warden in Spangle lodge and the Senior Deacon in Malden Lodge #188. I’m a member of the Animal Unit, directors staff, El Katif sportsman’s club and served as the president of the 1899 club in 2016. From 2013-2015 I served as El Katif Shrine membership chairman. I try to stay active and engaged in my many masonic obligations and most of all in the mission of Shriners International to help kids. I believe no child should me made to suffer and no man stands so tall as one who stoops to help that child.

Gary Wood, Second Ceremonial Master Gary Wood was raised in St. John WA. And has worked as a Lineman for Inland Power & Light for the past 28 years. Gary became a member of the Waverly Lodge followed by becoming a member of the El Katif Shrine in 1996. He was an active member of the Palomino Patrol that later became the Mounted Patrol. Gary has hung up his chaps and spurs for a life on Clear Lake near Medical Lake. He currently hosts the annual Waverly Lodge fishing derby. He enjoys his days with his wife Shelly of 25 years and family; Suni, Sami, Jacob, Cassie & Dylan and especially his little lab Abby. He looks forward to spending time with the Divan and serving the Nobility.


Ill Sir Doug Morgan, 2006, Ceremonial Director Doug was raised in a little town south of Spokane called Plaza. He attended the tworoom school at Plaza until he started his eighth-grade year and finished high school in Rosalia, Washington. He received his undergraduate degree and his Army commission from Eastern Washington State College, now EWU. He obtained a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling while he was on active duty. After retiring from the Army in 1990, Doug worked in the Counseling Department at Spokane Falls Community College until he retired in 2008. He has been a member of Waverly Blue Lodge #231 since 1965 where he is a lifetime member and a Past Master. He has served as Venerable Master in the Lodge of Perfection of the Spokane Valley Scottish Rite and is a 33rd Degree Inspector General Honorary. He started on the Divan of El Katif in 1997 and served as Potentate in 2006 and Ceremonial Director in 2009. Doug has been married to the former Joanne Holling for over 51 years. Joanne retired as an Elementary Teacher in the Cheney School District in 2010. They have one daughter, Tiffany Linn, who is a graduate of the University of Washington and is a Speech Therapist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Tiffany has been married to Jason Smith since 2004. Jason operates his own Mechanical Engineering Company in Seattle. They have two boys, our grandsons, Cooper (8) and Cole (5).

Jeff Lane, Captain of the Guard Jeff Lane of Ritzville, Washington is in his 5th year as a Shriner. He is currently serving as the Captain of the Guard, and was appointed to the Divan in 2016. Jeff began his Masonic journey in 2011 and was raised a Master Mason at Paul Revere Lodge #205 in Othello, Washington in 2012.  He served as Master of the Lodge in 2016.  He is a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Wenatchee Valley and is one of the founding members of the newly organized Mosaic Scottish Rite club.He is active in both the Shurtah club, where he currently serves as High Shire Reeve,  and the Columbia Basin Shrine Club.     Jeff is extremely proud to be a third generation Mason and Shriner.  His father, Donald Lane, served as Potentate of Nile Temple in 2016 and his grandfather, Gene Lane, is currently the Commander of the El Katif Legion of Honor club.     Jeff is a Patrol Deputy with the Adams County Sheriffs Office.  He and his wife, Brandy, have three children, Morgan, 17, Dakota, 14, and Mackenzie, 7.

Eric Thompson, Outer Guard I became a Shriner in 2005. I have been a utility player filling the role of clown, animal and just about anything that has been asked. Spending most of my time behind the lens of the camera it is now time for me to step in front of it. I am humbled to have been asked to be a member of the Divan. With the position of Outer Guard and various liaison assignments I am excited to meet new friends and reacquaint with old ones. I will continue to take photos of various Shrine events and activities. Please feel free to ask me questions about what I can do to help your club or unit, as I have a million ideas but hopefully I will give you on of my good ones. I am married to Lady Enga Peterson and have a lovely 9 year old daughter Elena. I work as a television producer for the City of Spokane. You can reach me via email at

Congratulations & Goodluck to the Divan in 2017 * Roy Clark’s Biography will be featured in the March Issue of The Word 11

Not pictured Noble Roy Clark and Lady Melanie Clark

Ceremonial Time is Coming

El Katif’s

Spring Ceremonial Saturday, April 29th, 2017 Shriners Event Center 12

Spangle Lodge Visit & Famous Chicken Dinner February 15, 2017 ~ Masons Only ~ Dinner is $10 Spangle Fire Station at 6PM Lodge opens at 7PM On the 1st Degree Honoring Potentate Tom Richardson Plenty of Fun and Fellowship

Rod Higgins After great Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, we’re looking forward to commencing the coming year by continuing the successes of 2016. With a new slate of officers, headed by President Jeff Duty, we’re already making plans for our usual entertaining events plus additional activities to raise operating funds while having fun. We’re considering renovating our Hospital Float, and doing some needed repairs on our 1960 Caddy limo. We’re also always looking for folks who would like to join us in riding on the float in parades. We’d enjoy having you and you’ll

find it to be a very rewarding experience. If you’d like to participate with us, please contact Denny Hogan at the number below for information. We’re pleased to have Illustrious Sir, John Robertson, back with us after his sabbatical from our club as El Katif’s Potentate. South Spokane Shrine Club is proud of the excellent job he did as our temple’s leader. As always, this is an open invitation to all Shriners and their ladies and their friends to come share our comradery. Our regular meeting is the third Thursday of each month at the Valley VFW starting at 6:00PM. Just call Denny Hogan to reserve a spot. His number is 509-2173607. Y’all come join us!

Publication Supporters: Tom Felton, Chaplain Billy & Judi Eberly Ill. Sir Jerry Schieche, 2000 Ill. Sir Kurt Kimberling & Lady Elaine, 2009 Ill. Sir John Robertson, 2016 Jon & Sue Lind Paul Revere Lodge, #205 Robert Deife Jack M. McCaw Jim & Reggie Heebink Ill Sir Jay and Janet Smith, 2011

Ada “G-Ma” Anderson Donna Fisher Joe & Delby Rodgers David & Leslie Swannack Trinity Ct. No. 51 Order of the Amaranth Ron Allen Howie & Kathy Wynia Doc McAllister Bill Mitchell Ill. Sir Tom & Lady Cheryl Richardson


Potentate’s Seminar & Ball 2017

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Howard Wynia Well, my Dear Friends, I am going to assume that Ill Sir Tom Richardson’s “Potentate’s Ball” was a HUGE success a couple of week’s ago. I am sure that KATHY and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at it.  It’s hard when we write these Articles a month in advance, ha, ha. Keep an open mind.  Thank You for understanding.   Congratulations to Ill Sir Tom, on his selections of Shrine Brothers to fill all of the positions on this year’s Divan.  I see no reason for us to not have another successful year at EL KATIF.   I want to congratulate each of last year’s LOH Officers

and Staff that were Honored by Past Commander Jerry Gendreau, and presented with a Handmade ”LOH FLOWERPOT DOLL”, made by Jerry, and Lady Ninna. I am so proud of mine, that it stands in a place of Honor alongside of my Fireplace.  THANK YOU GUYS.....LOVE IT.   Don’t forget to make your Reservations with Adjutant Tom, for our Monthly LOH Meeting on Monday, 13 February (Day before Valentine›s Day), at 6:00pm at the Eagle’s Hall.  Commander Gene Lane is looking forward to Welcoming You, and any new Veteran prospects looking to join our LOH Family.   Let me wish you all a very HAPPY VALENTINE’s DAY, and allow me the pleasure of wishing my Dear WIFE KATHY a Very HAPPY 62nd WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!  LOVE YOU!   ”T’S AN HONOR BELONGING TO THE LEGION OF HONOR!!!” 

season! We all need to remember to do a little more each day in helping out with getting the word out. If this means you need to John Robertson volunteer one extra day selling Duck Race tickets or doing We hope you all had a great one more parade, please step Happy New Year. Even though up. Ask a friend or neighbor to we have 2’ plus of snow on the go with you. Introduce them ground it is time to start lookto the great things we do. Reing at the calendar and making member to reach out to each plans for the upcoming Parade of our friends who may need a season. We now have the ride or help, as I am sure they schedule in hand for the comstill want to help in the Mising year, so let’s plan on getting sion of bringing awareness to the word out about who we our Fraternity and our Philanare and what we do. thropy. It looks like the first parade will be the St Patrick’s Day Parade. We will try to plan a spring cleaning party over at the barn in order to get the cars and floats ready for the season. Some times it is a cold and dreary day, but that is when we have a chance to show how tough we are and how we see to it that we don’t give up until the job gets done. There isn’t a better way to start the parade


Let’s work as a team with our Fraternal family and ask them to join us selling Duck Race tickets as well. Who knows what the future will bring but remember where we came from. Let’s continue to make El Katif great. “Keep the Rattles Comin!” and “May all your fantasies come true!”

Gary Van Dyke Meeting was at the Waverly Lodge. There were 18 Nobles and Ladies present. The food was excellent and served by the Waverly Lodge members. Next WCSC Stated meeting will be announced later. Please everyone RSVP Jeff Wood at 509 569 3413 and include others attending. President Jeff Wood introduced his Lady Chris. Jeff thanked everyone for attending. The Mason’s were thanked for a great spaghetti feed with all the trimmings. At February El Katif Stated meeting, WCSC is responsible for entertainment. Anyone who may have an idea needs to contact Jeff. Gary Van Dyke reported on the progress of the Basketball Program. We have approximately $13,000 cash from ad sales. More is to come in from accounts receivable and Booster sales. Ad information, tournament details and general information is in and printing has started. Booster program names, boys and girls pictures and brackets are in with a few pictures still coming in. Deadline was January 13th, 2017.

Our Liaison, Jon Lind, presented a plaque from the Spokane Shrine Hospital for the many years of donations from the WCSC. Jon discussed the following: - Jodie Buchanan had a stroke and has some impairment and Buck fell and broke his arm. We wish both a speedy recovery.

- Illustrious Sir Tom

Richardson and his Lady Cheryl sent their greetings. Tom said “Giddy Up Go”.

- Illustrious Sir invited all to

the Potentate Ball, Installation, and Banquet on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Spokane Red Lion Hotel at the Park. The morning Club and Unit Seminar will get started at 8:00 AM with a hosted Continental Breakfast for all Nobles attending. Nobles can also attend. Promptly at 9:00 AM, the Seminar will start with all presentations. Seminar is scheduled to end at Noon. RSVP’s are required.

- Illustrious Sir is also

Chairman for the Duck Race

- The Shrine Hospital is

looking for a new facility or a share program with another hospital. Share is a possibility with Multicare Hospital (previous Rockwood) or the Providence Hospital group.

Hank C. Shafer Good Day Nobles,                I hope that everyone had a great time at the Potentates Ball. It has always been a fun event for me and my lady. With that, I would like to congratulate our new Potentate, Illustrious Sir Tom Richardson and a big thank you to Illustrious Sir John Robertson.                 For the month of February, there are no events scheduled for the Animal Unit. So, let’s take the time and ensure that all of our costumes are in a good working condition for the year. I look forward to seeing all you Nobles at the February stated meeting. I encourage each of you to reach out to a Noble that you haven’t seen at a stated meeting for a while and offer them a ride.

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Edwin E Weber Harvey Macquarrie Gary K Loyland Charles A Schoonover Chester A Davis Bill Myers Marcus M Jacobs Matthew R Holling Brand Bersante James G Howland Lamonte L Pittz Alan F Snell Ronald E Easley Clarence L Esser John D Lunt Joseph B Dennis James T Onstad Arlie D Houck Robert A Brockman

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Robert C Masoner Lynn C Norman Don C Graedel Timothy J Mildren James L Hay Jim M Endslow Robert E Metier John J Jaeger Douglas E Tucker Thomas R Stegeman Gerald W Taylor Henry Carstensen Jr Louis L Laws John R Prosser John R Prosser Calvin M Thomas II Doug Bates Basil R Bastian Scott R Hamilton

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Ada Anderson With a New Year, comes New Year’s resolution. They are always fun to make, but how many do we keep? Happy New Year to all our LOS members and friends! Our election of officers for 2017-2018 will be held on February 7th and we encourage all members to attend. Installation of new officers will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1 pm at the Millwood Masonic Center, 3219 North Argonne Road. Thank you members for all that you do to support Eiram Court No. 62. Some of our prior projects have been “gift wrapping at Fred Meyer’s” yes people still gift wrap and don’t do bags. We also held a Valentine card making class for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

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In March of 2017 we will distribute our monies with a large portion going to the Shriner’s Hospital and other areas where funding is needed. Our members are working hard on our skits for Grand Council to be held in Ohio in May, Next year we will travel to Hawaii for Grand Council. Be a member and wear the White Fez. Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

STATED MEETING! February 1, 2017

Oasis - 5:30 Dinner - 6:00 Stated - 7:00

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Groundhog Day

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