The Word of El Katif Shriners
March 2018 Volume 81 Issue 03
“May all of your fantasies come true!” Remembering El Katif’s own Imperial Photographer, Tommy Rousseau
Petition for Initiation and Membership EL KATIF SHRINERS
7217 W. Westbow Blvd., Spokane, WA 99224 Phone (509) 624-2762 (800) 369-2762 Fax (509) 624-8333
To the Illustrious Potentate, Officers, and Nobles of El Katif Temple situation in the Oasis of Spokane, Desert of Washington, I, ______________________________________________________________________________ First Name
hereby declare that I am a Master Mason in good standing in ________________________________ Lodge # ___________________ located at _________________________________________ which is a Lodge recognized by or in amity with the conference of Grand Masters of North America. Furthermore, I have resided at my current address for not less than 6 months as required by the Bylaws of the Imperial Council. I respectfully pray that I may be made a Noble of the Mystic Shrine, and become a member of your Temple. If I be found worthy, and my request granted, I promise to conform to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Imperial Council and the Bylaws and Ceremonies of your Temple. Home Address: ________________________________________ City: ________________________________ Zip: ___________________ Home Phone: ____________________ Mobile Phone: ______________________ Birth Date: _____________________________________ Birthplace: __________________________________ Company Name and Position: _________________________________________________________________ Company Address, City, State & Zip: ____________________________________________________________ Work Phone: ___________________________ Email: ______________________________________________ Spouses Name: _____________________________________ Todayâ€™s Date: ____________________________ Candidate Signature: ________________________________________________________________________ Recommended and Vouched for on the Honor of Noble 1st Noble: _________________________________________________________________________________ Print Name
2nd Noble: ________________________________________________________________________________ Print Name
Initiation Fee . . . . . . . . . $ 50.00 Dues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 115.00 Fez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ NC Total $165.00
Member #: ___________________ Hat Size: __________________ Elected: ___________________ Created: _____________________ Paid: ______________________ Date: _______________________
Note From the POTE Illustrious Sir Jim Stewart We just returned from the Winter PNSA in Coeur d’Alene and had a great time. The presentation by IS Jim Cain concerning our hospital system was informative and concerning. Business as usual can no longer be tolerated. We must change with the changing health care in the country. The push to out-patient care, instead of in-patient, will affect our entire system. More to follow. I want to thank everyone who attended the last Stated Meeting. Our meeting was a little long, but we had a lot to do. The comedian at the close of business was fun. The Stated Meeting in March is shaping up to be more fun. The Hillbilly Degree bestowed upon the Potentate gets more intriguing every year. Come join us and find out. We also will be doing Cold Sands for our new candidates, so please come and support our membership. As usual, the Oasis will open at 2:30pm and re-open for one hour after the Stated Meeting. The suggestion box is being utilized. Thanks for all the suggestions and keep them coming. The box is on the counter as you enter. The Valentines Party was a fantastic success. Those who attended all came away stating that they hadn’t had that much laughter in a long time! My thanks to “Moss” and Rebecca for chairing it. And we certainly learned a lot about Moss! GREAT JOB!! We are moving forward as a Divan and Board of Directors....we will have a new web-page up and running ASAP. We are planning various things on our property at the Event Center. Stay tuned. The Freedom Raffle tickets are out and being sold. Read the article in the Word about how you can win a gun also. The Duck Race tickets are being sold....thanks Ron Green for all your help. The Circus Daddy tickets have been distributed. Please send yours back ASAP and support the circus. Remember “STEPPING UP FOR KIDS” is our motto. Then the “Shrine Ladies Super Sidewalk Sale” on March 24. Many vendors and a lot of fun. Come on out!!! Then the mini-trip to Walla Walla and Pendleton on April 21-22. See the article in the Word. Then the Circus, then Skydiving with the Pote, then the Spokane County Fair, then the Blues, Brews, and BBQ, and then the “Spooktacular Auction.” Also in the works are the Creedence Revisited Concert, and the Monster Truck show. Get my point? Lot’s happening and a lot of fun. How about an adult “Foosball game”?? Please RSVP for the Stated Meeting and any other event you want to participate in. Once again I thank you for supporting me as your leader. Remember leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example. With the nobility’s support this year, we can make change and move El Katif forward. It is exciting for what all is planned. So in closing, I want you all to think Peace-Harmony-Fun as we continue “STEPPING UP FOR KIDS” in 2018. Thanks.
The Word Staff Mike Harper PP, Managing Editor Michelle Victoria, Editor Ada Anderson, Editing Assistant DIVAN Jim Stewart Potentate Jon Lind Chief Rabban Dave Campanella Assistant Rabban Roger Nelson High Priest & Prophet Justin Hughes Oriental Guide Mike Harper, PP Recorder Dale Hearn, PP Treasurer Gary Wood First Ceremonial Master Jeff Lane Second Ceremonial Master Von Chimienti, PP Ceremonial Director Jim Wood Marshal Eric Thompson Captain of the Guard Steve Mossbarger Outer Guard SHRINE UNIT REPORTERS Actors Ryan Leonard Animals TBA 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, PP North Spokane Herb Postlewait Northeast Washington Dan Bryant Okanogan County Brad Wood Pomeroy Jim Kirkpatrick Shurtah Club Tom Felton South Spokane John Robertson Whitman County Gary Van Dyke BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jim Stewart, Chairman Jon Lind, Dave Campanella, Roger Nelson, Justin Hughes, Dale Hearn, Mike Harper PP IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Jim Stewart Potentate Jon Lind Chief Rabban Dave Campanella 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, Alex Kegel POTENTATE’S SPECIAL AIDES Doug Baker, Ken Massender, Billy Eberly CHAPLAIN Tom Felton PAGEANT DIRECTOR Barry Newman, Dylan Newman PUBLIC RELATIONS TBA PARADE MARSHAL Jerry Combs, Tom Redeye AMBASSADOR AT LARGE Glenn Hodge, Bruce Keyser UNIT PRESIDENTS Actors Dale Hearn, P.P. Animals Billy Eberly Band David Swannack Chanters Ken Massender Clowns George Rotas Directors Staff Tom Redeye Greeters Greg Kranich 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 Tom Stegeman Legion of Honor Detach. Ray Schulz Moonshriners Jim Tourtillotte North Spokane Robert McVicker Northeast Washington Glenn Hodge Okanogan Gordie Cockle Pomeroy Dick Martin Shurtah Jeff Lane South Spokane Jeff Duty Whitman County Jeff Wood
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The Recorderâ€™s Ramblings... Ill Sir Mike Harper, PP
Well I guess mother nature is not going to lose her grip on us, the Potentate did see his shadow which meant 6 more weeks of winter. If you have an issue with that let him know. We had a good turnout for the February stated meeting. Like I told you in my last article be prepared for the meetings to be changed up a bit trying to make them fun. We are advertising in the Word the stated meeting and who the caterer is and what the menu will be. I have had many positive comments about this. I want to thank Steve and Rebecca Mossbarger for their hard work putting on a great Valentines Party. A great time was had by all that attended. Winter PNSA was held in CDA this year. The planning meeting covered many current and future issues that will affect us. Of course one of the main issues is membership. They stressed the need for recruiting new nobles and at the same time getting the new nobles involved in Clubs and Units and show them the fun things we are doing. We also need to reach out to nobles that have joined and have slipped out the back door and we never see them again. Imperial Sir Jim Cain and other Imperial officers provided detailed reports on the current status of our hospital system. I think you have all experienced changes in the health care system in the past couple of years. These changes are also affecting our Shrine Hospital system. The overall message that was conveyed to us changes are needed in our entire Hospital system. One of the key comments is that we need more patients. A new program at our Spokane hospital that is going very well is the fracture clinic. The number of kids coming in this clinic are sky rocketing. Work continues in the office to improve our Web site, the constant contact system and improvements to our property. We have completed an up grade to all lighting systems on our buildings with the conversion to LED lighting. The overall impact is better lighting with a overall all 70% energy savings. Next meeting after dark you will notice the new outside parking lot lights. This upgrade provides better lighting and security. I think our RSVP system is starting to show positive results. By using the constant contact system you can very easily submit your dinner reservations. However if you donâ€™t have a computer you can still call the Shrine office. Tickets are now available for the Freedom Raffle which is going to be bigger and better this year. If you need tickets call or stop by the Shrine Office. Duck race ticket sales are off to a great start with sales at the boat show and the golf show. Chairman Ron Green and Justin Hughes have invested a lot of their time getting this event up and running. We need help at these sales locations. If you are interested contact Ron Green or the Shrine office. Schedules for upcoming sales are on the calendar in the back of the Word. March 2nd will be the second annual Shrine Smoker or boxing in the event center. The good news is that if you show up with a current dues card you get in free. This will be an opportunity to see future Olympic boxers show their talents. Starting time will be around 5 PM. .......continued
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Don’t miss the Shrine Ladies Super Sidewalk Sale at the Event Center on March 24th. The twist is that it will be inside not on the sidewalk.
Donovon H. Bowers 10/17/1925 - 02/07/2018 Created a Shriner: 06/01/1999
Frank V. Larson
01/10/1922 - 02/18/2018 Created a Shriner: 04/26/1974
The Circus (27, 28 and 29 April) is now officially underway with Circus daddy tickets being sent out the middle of February. The Circus flyer is in the Word. If you can help getting Circus posters out in the community please call the Shrine Office. We will also need help at the Circus. More news to follow on this. The first parade this year will be the St Patrick’s Day parade, 17 March. Following the parade will be a traditional Irish dinner at San Souci Mobile Home Park. The dinner is hosted by El Katif and open to the residents of the park. Rumor has it that there will be green beer. We will need RSVP’s so we can get an idea on how much food to order. The March meeting will be another fun filled evening. The dinner will be corned beef and cabbage. We have 4 petitions (maybe more) to be voted upon followed by a cold sands ceremonial. Rumor has it that the Ill Sir might received his hillbilly degree that night. Hopefully he has a designated driver or he has brought a sleeping bag. Don’t forget to sign up for the Pote’s Mini Wine trip to Walla Walla on Saturday 14 April returning on Sunday the 15th. Walla Walla is one of the premier wine areas. If we get enough people signed up then we will have busses. That is all for now - Peace-Harmony-Fun!
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 509-624-2762 or email OfficeAdmin@elkatif.org 4
Chaplain’s Corner Tom Felton
March, We are just about out of winter and cabin fever, and am I ever glad. I have been told that every one is happy about my articles about the history of the Shrine. I am pleased because it not only gives our new Nobles a look at it, but refreshes our older Nobles memories about what we are doing for our childeren. So here we go. Shriner’s hospitals have been actively engaged in clinical research since the opening of the first hospital in 1922. However in the early 1960’s Shriner’s Hospitals aggressively entered the structured research field and began earmarking funds for their research projects. Since that time, Shriner’s Hospitals have been at the vanguard of research, significantly adding to the progress that has been made in orthopaedic and burn care during the past two decades. What began as a $21,000 investment more than 30 years ago has blossomed into an international program involving 16 of the 22 hospital units and a 1992 research budget of more than $20 million. These funds, equaling 7.5 percent of the total 1992 operating budget, are concentrated at the Boston, Cincinnati and Galveston Burn Institutes, and at the Montreal, Philadelphia, Portland, St. Louis and Tampa orthopaedic hospitals. At the Boston Burns Institute, research continues to understand and modify wound healing after burns, with additional efforts to improve current skin replacement technologies. The unit is also studying the pathophysiology of the inflammatory process, particularly in the role of mediators in multiple organ failure syndrome; the metabolic consequences of severe thermal injury and the potential compensation for these derangements; and the development of novel therapies, diagnostics and devices through bioengineering approaches. The Cinncinati Unit has major interest in metabolism and nutrition, as well as wound healing, skin grafting, immunology and infection. At the Galveston Unit researchers are concerned with wound healing, inhalation injury, immune function and infection. This next section promises to take up a lot of room in the Word, so I’ll save it till next month. I hope your March is a warm, clear, and not too much like a Lion. Just remember, April is on its way. Good Luck and God bless you all. God bless America.
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Calling all Military Veterans! Calling all El Katif Shriners who are Military Veterans! Calling all El Katif Shriners, who are Military Veterans and are not yet members of the El Katif Legion Of Honor.......You are cordially invited to join other Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard, and even Merchant Marine Veterans who are Honorably Discharged, Retired, or still on Active Duty who would like to join their Shrine Brothers as Comrades In Arms, along with their spouses, and serve our Potentate and Shrine. Call LOH Commander Tom Stegemen at 406-208-9570 for information on joining, or see any LOH Member. Our next LOH Meeting is very special because it is the night of our Potentate’s Official Annual Visit with his Divan and their spouses. Our Dinner Meeting will start at 5:30pm on Monday, 12 March at the Northside Eagle’s Hall on Lidgerwood. Please call Adjutant Tom Hart at 325-4797 to make dinner reservations. All LOH Members are asked to wear their short sleeved white shirts, with medallions and Fez, to honor our Potentate. Time sure passes fast around here. It’s almost SPRING already, and it’s Parade time......ST PADDY’S PARADE on Saturday, 17 March. Hope to see a lot of Shriners out there smiling and waving back at the happy crowds wearing their green. Your Legion Of Honor Military Flags trailer will proudly greet the crowds while our LOH Vets wave to the crowd along the Parade route. There are probably other March Birthdays for LOH Members, but I only know of one on St Patrick’s Day.....that is Marie Felton’s. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIE!!! Let us remember to Pray for the Souls of four of our LOH Comrades-In-Arms that we have lost in the past month. We know that Tommy, Walt Bradshaw, PC, Joe Rodgers, PC, and Don Bowers are watching over us as they sit at the right hand of GOD!!! “IT’S AN HONOR TO BELONG TO THE LEGION OF HONOR!”
El Katif Stated Meeting
March 7 * Oasis begins @ 2:30pm Shriners Event Center Free dinner for attending Nobles born in March! RSVP’s are a MUST * $15 per person 509-624-2762 catered by Long Horn BBQ Corned beef, cabbage, baby reds & carrots! 7
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Spokane Fight Night 2
If you had a great time at the last El Katif Shrine Smoker, just wait until you see the event on March 3rd! Having a bit more lead time, this event is set to have at least 20 bouts. This is a USA Boxing sanctioned event starring 2 top ranked potential Olympians. Cam Awesome will continue his quest to make the upcoming Olympic team as young Abbi Reck is set to wow the Nobility yet again. Best of all, Nobles get in free. Just bring your membership card to prove nobility. Guests are only $15 a ticket. There will be a charge to nobles for future events so please take advantage of this opportunity to see some top ranked amateur boxing. Scheduling is still in flux but bouts are expected to start at 5pm. The bar will be open and food and drink will be available for purchase.
Ryan Leonard Greeting Nobles, It’s hard to believe, but as I write this Valentine’s Day is upon us and spring is just around the corner? Were you able to figure out who February’s famous Actor is? He’s an American icon, best known for films such as Stagecoach (1939), Rio Grande (1950). The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), McLintock (1963), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), and The Green Berets (1968). He was a member of Marion McDaniel Lodge #56 in Arizona as well as being a Shriner. He entered the celestial Lodge on June 11, 1979 at the age of 72. The answer is………Noble John Wayne. And now, March’s famous actor. He was born on April 3, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska. Some of his works include A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata (1952), Julius Caesar (1953), On the Waterfront (1954), and he is perhaps best known for his performance in The Godfather (1972). Do you think you know who this actor is? The answer will be revealed in April As always, the Actors are always looking to add to our ranks! If you enjoy performing on stage, dressing up in costume, or would like to help with stage setup, then we want to hear from you! Please contact our president, Illustrious Sir Dale Hearn, at (509) 475-7636 or by email ppelkatif98@ comcast.net. Fraternally yours,
Nobles, As we enter the third month of 2018 (time does really fly) the Greeters continue to do their hospital daily duty. With the addition of the fracture clinic, it gets really busy some mornings. We are looking for our brother Shriners to help with this increase in patient numbers. After all, the Shriners Hospital is our beneficiary, the real reason for our philanthropy. Our usual duty is one day a month, sometimes two. We wear a uniform and of course our Fez. We meet and greet every patient and parent and welcome them to our hospital. We escort them to check in on the 3rd floor and engage in light conversation. Such as what was the trip here like, weather and traffic, keeping privacy laws. Upon leaving, the patient receives a gift, and do they ever light up! Sometimes we give tours to the general public, including visiting Shriners. Most people , after a tour, leave with a much better idea of what Shriner’s Hospitals do. Some are completely blown away. We don’t get paid, but what we do is priceless. We do get lunch. Being a Greeter is a very fulfilling experience. Filling in for the usual reporter, who is basking in the “Valley of the Sun”, Bob Valentine, is yours in Faith, Herb Postlewait Secretary/Treasurer Remember to visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/locations/Spokane for a comprehensive look at all the wonderful information about our great Spokane Hospital – there’s a wealth of information there to bring you the latest on what is happening!
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Introducing your 2018 Divan Part II
Steve Mossbarger, Outer Guard Steven “Moss” Mossbarger of Chattaroy, Washington is currently serving as Outer Guard. He is a retired Chief Master Sergeant, with the United States Air Force and was a career military man with over 30 years of honorable and dedicated service. He was raised a Master Mason (1992) at Builders lodge #60 in Tucson, Arizona; 32-degree Scottish Rite in Charleston, South Carolina (2002). Steve crossed the hot sands to become a very active member of the OMAR Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (2002). During his time with Omar Shrine Temple, he severed as a member of the Directors Staff Unit Treasurer, and facilitated numerous fundraisers and activates to include hosting the 2006 National Directors Staff Conference. After retiring, Steve petitioned to transfer to El Katif and has jumped in with both feet as an active Noble and member of both the Greeters Unit and Treasurer for the Moonshriners Club. Steve was born, into a Masonic family, in Roswell, New Mexico. He is a well-rounded Noble with an Associate degree in Logistics Management; Bachelors of Science in Human Resources and Workforce Education & Development from Southern Illinois University; and Graduate Degree in Organizational Management from Cambridge College. Steve and his wife Rebecca (DON), relocated to Chattaroy Washington (Rebecca’s Family Home) after his retirement from the Air Force in 2015. They enjoy traveling, hunting, fishing, shooting-sports, and gardening.
Ill. Sir Von Chimienti, PP, Ceremonial Director I was born and raised here in Spokane and have lived in the area most of my life. I met my wife Deb shortly after High School and we were married in 1975. We have 2 sons, Sam and Joe. They are married and have given us 8 wonderful grand kids. I worked in the Produce and Trucking industry since I was about 14 years old for my father’s businesses until 2011. I still am driving semi for Charlie’s Produce. Deb has been a cook in Mead schools for 27 years. She hopes to retire next year. I was raised a Master Mason in 1997 and belong to Spangle Lodge 131. I became a member of both the Scottish Rite and Shrine in 1998. I was appointed to the El Katif divan in 2002 by Ill. Sir Mike Harper and was elected Potentate in 2010. I also served on the Board of Governors of the Shrine Hospital for 11 years. I was the Chairman for the last 2 years. Deb and I are avid sports enthusiast, enjoying both watching and playing. I play and she watches. My activities over the years have been camping, hunting, fishing, skiing, scuba diving, golf, softball and hockey. I still enjoy playing hockey and golf, (not near enough though) and hope to do more camping.
Ill. Sir Dale Hearn, PP, Treasurer Dale Hearn was made a Mason in 1980, and joined the Scottish Rite and El Katif in 1981. Soon after Tommy Rousseau convinced him to be a charter Member of the El Katif Animal Unit. Along will Billy Eberly and several other young Shriners good times were had by all. In 1989 Dale was appointed as Outer Guard by Illustrious Sir Hank Odean. Serving in all of the chairs he was elected to Potentate in 1998. Currently he is Treasurer of both Manito 246 and El Katif. He also has served as the Master of his Lodge, Commander of Kadosh, president of the Animals and Actors, and is an emeritus member of the Shriners Imperial Council.
Tom Felton, Chaplain I joined the US Navy in Nov 1953. Since I was only 17 years old, I was on what the Navy called a kiddy cruise. Less than 4 years later I left the Navy in September of 1958. Then decided that civilian life was not for me, so I joined he USAF in Jan 1959. I spent 16 years working myself up to T /Sgt as a Quality Control Inspector on B-52s and KC-1135s as well as F-4Es. I retired from the USAF and went to work as a patrolman with the Mountain Home Police Dept. After 4 1/2 years I applied to the Idaho State Police and was hired. I spent 18 months in Idaho Falls and decided that I didn’t like 40 degrees below 0 so I left and went to Florida. That was too much like South-east Asia so I came back to Idaho and returned to the ISP. I spent 16 Years there in CD’A and retired in 1996. Since my legs and hips were not liking my split level house, we sold it and moved to Veradale, WA. I joined the Shrine shortly after that and have been working for kids ever since.
Eric Thompson, Captain of the 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 again. With the position of Captain of the Guard and my various liaison assignments, I am excited to meet new friends and reacquaint himself 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 only give you my good one(s). I am married to Lady Enga Peterson and have a lovely 10 year old daughter, Elena. I work as a television producer for the City of Spokane. You can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greetings Nobles and Ladies! We had a wonderful get together and meeting in February. It was nice to have such a good turnout for our little club. Once again, Noble Bob Cox and his Lady Resa shared their home to host the meeting. Thank you so much, We all got acquainted with our new liaison, Noble Jeff Lane and his Lady Brandi. They come to us from Ritzville. Welcome to our club! We learned that between our fund raising drive, and the money from the basketball fundraiser we were able to raise $10,000 for the hospital. Thanks to all our members and to our community of Pomeroy for their generous donations. Our President Dick Martin suggested that we start holding our meetings at 4PM to enable our liaisons a better window for travel, especially during the winter hours and we unanimously agreed to give it a try. We also decided to raise our club dues to $25 a year. Noble Jim Wood asked for help in the fair booth in Spokane in September. If you have the time it would be a boost to them. The Divans official visit to Pomeroy will be on May 16. It is always such a good time with a steak fry and lots of good food and camaraderie. Upcoming events in include a Smoker, the St. Pats festivities, spring clinics and the one circus. April will see a mini wine trip to Walla Walla with an overnight at the Wildhorse for those choosing to do so. It sounds like fun! Happy Spring to all!
The Jewel of El Katif How to Earn Your Jewel of El Katif: *50pts for each $1,000 (cash) donation to any El Katif approved fraternal fund raising project *50pts for each $1,000 (cash) donation to the Patient Transportation Fund or the Shrine Hospital. *5pts for any approved working activity such as: office work, general work parties, Provost Guard, Directors Staff, Greeters, Stuffing Committee, Food Booth, Duck Race, Raffles, etc. *5pts for attending club or unit meetings. *10pts to C/U memebers participating in Community parades, performances, hospital visits, fundraising projects (unless being paid). All such activities must be prior approved by the Potentate before points will be awarded. *25pts for Masonic or Shrine Parades. *10pts for membership in the $100,000,000 Club. *10pts for being a Permanent Contributing Member. *50pts for being a 1st Line Signer of a Blue Lodge Petition. *50pts for being a 1st Line Signer on a Scottish or York Rite Petition. *50pts for being a 1st Line Signer of an El Katif Shrine Petition. *100pts for being the 1st Line Signer on all three Petitions of the same candidate in the same year. *100pts for signing a restoration petition. *35pts for 1st Line Signer of an El Katif Associate Membership Petition. *35pts for 1st Line Signer of an El Katif Affliliation Petition. * Clubs & Units are required to submit monthly reports to the Shrine Office. (it is YOUR responsibility to do this). Program starts January 1, 2018
The Board of Governors of the Shriners Hospital for Children- Spokane wishes to inform you that there is an opportunity for El Katif to submit applications for openings on the Spokane Shriners Hospital Board of Governors for 2019. Each nominee for membership on the Board must be a Noble in good standing in the Shrine and possess a high level of business and professional experience and a reputation for community leadership. Board members serve a term of three years. The nominee is expected to serve more than one term and possibly three terms (9 years). The Board meets monthly in Spokane and the member selected is expected to attend every meeting and he serves without compensation and remuneration. Any Noble that is interested must contact the El Katif office for a copy of the By-laws and application form, and applications must be returned to the El Katif Office no later than April 23. The Divan will review the applications and forward their recommendation to the Spokane Shriners Hospital by May 1, 2018. Then the Spokane Shrine Hospital Nomination Committee in turn will select candidates to be brought in for an interview. The Nominating Committee will then make their recommendations to the Spokane Shrine Hospital Board of Governors, and then the Board of Governors will make their recommendations to the Shriners International Board for approval.
If you are interested in applying for this opening or have questions regarding the process, requirements or other matters, please contact the El Katif Recorder or any current Board member.
At Blue Mt. Shrine Club’s February meeting, Noble Fred and Lady Cheryl Hair were recognized by Noble President Gerald Taylor as the couple married for the most years, having celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. The club’s Valentine’s Day celebration dinner was determined an appropriate opportunity to honor married couples’ length of time together. Noble Jim and Lady Linda Wood and Noble Doug and Lady Patsy Warnock (pictured below) from Blue Mt. Shrine Club attended Potentate Jim Stewart’s Seminar, dinner and Ball in January at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane. They reported it was an informative and fun time helping Illustrious Jim and Lady Michele celebrate the beginning of their year as the leaders of El Katif Shriners. Shriners were reminded of the annual Law Enforcement Award ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on February 21 at the Walla Walla Masonic Center, sponsored by Blue Mt. Lodge #13. At this event, the outstanding officer from the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office, the Walla Walla Police Department, the College Place Police Department and the Walla Walla Detachment of the Washington State Patrol for 2017 is recognized. The recipients’ family members, friends and co-workers are invited to attend and help them celebrate. This is the fifth year of this special recognition program. In March, the Blue Mt. Shrine Club will meet on the third Friday of the month, March 16, because the Grand Lodge of Washington will be conducting its District 24 meeting on March 9 at the Walla Walla facility. The Grand Master and most of his Grand Lodge Team will be meeting with local area Masons. Noble Roger Nelson and Lady Martha, were introduced as Blue Mt.’s liaison from Potentate Jim’s Divan. Noble Roger is High Priest and Prophet this year. Noble Roger told us about important El Katif events coming up this spring.
Have you seen the great pics from the Valentine Dinner yet? Check them out at: www.flickr.com/photos/elkatif/albums 18
Kurt Kimberling, PP Just when you think Winter is finally over we receive another slice of Mother Nature’s Humor! Spring is just around the corner, I hope. As soon as the weather finally starts to cooperate we can get out and start performing as Moonies, our first opportunity will be the St Patty’s day parade. The MoonShriners were honored to host the Illustrious Sir Jim Stewart, his Lady Michele, and his Divan at the Annual Official Visit. We had a record turnout. The dinner was great, lots of desserts and the fellowship even better. We all got an opportunity to hear what the Pote has planned for the year and what we hope to accomplish this year as well. This year should be really interesting. The best way to enjoy being a Moonie is to participate in doing what you enjoy, the benefits are amazing. If anybody went to the Car Show in February and peeked through the tarps between the buildings, you might have seen our Ear booth. It looked lonely, now is the time to schedule when you want to support the mission. We will also get an opportunity to fire up the booth in August during the Custom Car Show. But we need to concentrate on the Circus which is right around the corner. Remember to continue to RSVP with Chris for our activities and to the Office for Shrine events.
Jeff Meyer Warm Greetings from the Columbia Basin Shrine Club! January and February have been busy months for our club. Our new president, Noble Bob Brockman and his Lady Karen are providing great leadership! We were honored in January with the presence of El Katif – Second Ceremonial Master Jeff Lane and his Lady Brandi, as well as Past Potentate Illustrious Sir Andy Anderson and Lady Mary Lynn. Andy and Jeff provided updates on El Katif and Hospital activities, which were very informational and much appreciated. It is always a joy to hear of the generous work provided by the hospital and to be reminded there are always challenges and work to be accomplished! Also in attendance were two representatives of the IBEW electricians apprentice union who informed the club they were dedicating their 2018 fund raising raffle to Columbia Basin Shrine Club! Dinner for the January meeting was delicious (as usual) and provided by our resident Chef, Noble Russ Campbell. At our February stated meeting, guest were greeted with Mardi Gras themed décor and a delicious dinner of Jambalaya, red beans, rice and corn bread! The club was honored with the presence of Sakkara Potentate, Illustrious Sir Gary Armstrong. We were also blessed by the presence of a young lady who had been treated at Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane. She was accompanied by her mother and together they shared a compelling story that touched the hearts of all in attendance. Illustrious Sir Gary spoke of his recent activities with Sakkara and joked with President Brockman about working for his younger brother (and knowing some interesting childhood stories..) Guests of Noble Robert Morrow and Lady Lisa, Jeff and Noelle Rice, made a generous donation to the club transportation fund. President Brockman provided updates on El Katif activities, having recently attended the Spring Seminar. As Spring approaches, our club is readying for parade season, fund raising, screening clinics and trips to the hospital. Every year we seem to accomplish so much, mainly by everyone doing their “little part”. It is truly amazing to behold that which can be accomplished thru strong leadership, teamwork, a vision and the remembrance of the Nobles and Ladies who served before us. Until next time, warm wishes for a short winter and blessed spring, from the Columbia Basin Shrine Club! 19
The Hillyard Belles performing for the South Spokane Shrine Club Valentine Party! Those smiles must mean they had a great gathering!
Gary Van Dyke February meeting was held at the Endicott Food Center, in Endicott, Washington. Food selection was flank steak and trimmings hosted by the Food Center. Hospitality was great, as was delicious food selection. There were 20 Nobles and their Ladies present. President Jeff Wood introduced his Lady Chris and thanked everyone for coming. Jeff again reiterated the RSVP’s need to improve. Future meetings will be located in Oakesdale Masonic Hall in March, Pullman’s Hill Top Motel in April, and Malden Masonic Hall in May, with the final meeting June, 2018 at Schmuck Park, with Divan, in Colfax, Washington. We then adjourn for the summer until Fair time in September. Our Liaison Gary Wood was unable to attend and ask Jeff to report on the following: Justin Hughes, Oriental Guide, asked if WCSC could bring one of their motor bikes to the 15th annual Inland Northwest Motorcycle show and sale Sunday March 9-11th, 2018 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, while selling Duck Race Tickets. Hollis Jamison was presented with a plaque for Shriner of the year. Hollis gave his appreciation for the award and thanked all. Hollis and his Lady Helen have been very active in the Shrine, Mason’s and Eastern Star for many years. Thanks Hollis for all you do! El Katif Shrine is now selling sporting/gun Raffle Tickets for $20 per ticket with just 1500 tickets up for sale. The small number of tickets means you have a great chance to win. Drawing is August 4th, 2018. Spangle Lodge visit and famous Chicken Dinner February 21st , 2018. This is for Masons only. Dinner is $10 at Spangle Fire Station at 6pm with lodge to open at 7pm. Shrine Lady’s Super Indoor Sidewalk Sale and Vendors show Saturday March 24th, 2018 at 9am to 4pm. Join them at the Event Center on Westbow Blvd. This will be a shopping extravaganza. Sales and more Sales!!! OTHER ITEMS: Jim Berdal reported on the Shrine Hospital. The Shrine Hospital in now expanding its quarters. Gary Van Dyke reported on the Basketball Program sales. Free Tournament Programs were handed out to all boys and girls teams at District 7-2B Tournaments on February 6th and February 8th . Basketball Programs were handed out to District 9-1B on February 12th. Program sales to both event totaled $400. Booster sales made by the schools totaled $2,144 of which 50% or $1,072 stays with the school’s that participate in the Booster Program sales. Since 1948, WCSC has donated $704,830 to the Shrine Hospital through our Basketball Program. As of 2/7/2018 Ad Sales and Program sales have totaled $15,253.52 and before this meeting Glenn Edgemon reported we’ve had about $1,000 more come in. Gary Van Dyke reported on the 63rd Shrine Circus coming to Spokane on April 27th through the 29th, 2018. Circus will be held on East Sprague in Spokane Valley across from the old U City Mall. The Circus Daddy letter along with coupons have been sent out. Please help us out and send in your coupons with ticket choices. Times are Friday 3pm and 7 21
This article by Cindy Hval appeared in The Spokesman Review on November 18, 2015.
Imperial Photographer If a picture is worth a thousand words then Tom Rousseau, 89, has enough for several libraries in his Spokane Valley home. He started snapping photos while still in high school in Dearborn, Michigan. “I got a box camera,” he recalled. “I built my own darkroom at home.” He grinned. “My parents didn’t like it much.” When he graduated in 1943 at 17 he wanted to join the Marines, but he was too young and his father refused to sign for him. Rousseau shrugged. “So, I went to photographic school in New York and then joined the Marines the day I turned 18.” Because of his aptitude he was sent to photography school at the Naval Training Station in Pensacola, Florida. He wasn’t a student long. “My instructor called me up and said, ‘you know more than I do. I’m going to put you on my staff,’ “ Rousseau said. His instructor was none other than actor Leif Erickson who served as a combat photographer during the war. A black and white photo shows the tall actor towering next to Rousseau. More photos offer a sampling of Rousseau’s work during World War II. His assignment was to photograph military planes and all their mechanisms, but he also capture V-J celebrations and other slices of military life. After his discharge he moved to Spokane. “My first job was as a Culligan man,” he said. But soon the military beckoned again with the onset of the Korean War. “I was sent overseas to Korea. They gave me an ID card that allowed me travel anywhere I needed to go to take pictures.” 22
This time instead of planes, he focused on people. From political speeches on palational grounds to families huddled on sidewalks, Rousseau captured the effect the war had on Koreans. One photo in particular stands out - a mother nursing her baby as she crouches on the edge of a street while an older woman cooks nearby. “That was their restaurant - there on the street. They had no home - no place to go,” said Rousseau. He served a total of 11 1/2 years in the Marine Corps, eventually returning to Spokane where he opened an insurance company in 1963. Being a civilian and running his own insurance agency in no way hampered his love of photography. Instead, he found a new outlet through his involvement with the El Katif Shrine. He documented parades, events and, of course, the Shrine Circus. Several framed photos of elephant behinds reveal his wicked sense of humor. Why elephant rears? “Made me laugh,” he said, grinning. Rousseau also appeared before the camera during his stint as “Flash the Clown.” “Why do you suppose they called me Flash?” he asked, with a twinkle in his eye. “Because I was always flashing my... camera!”
In 1983, he was appointed as the international Imperial Photographer for the Shriners. He served in that position until 2011. “I traveled from Shrine center to Shrine center across the US and in Mexico and Canada, too,” he said. “I took pictures at all the Shrine events. Well, all the important ones.” In addition to his work with the Shriners, he coached American Legion baseball for 22 seasons, was instrumental in establishing Edgecliff Park and started the Cub Scout group at Pratt Elementary. A room filled with fez hats, plaques, ribbons and awards demonstrates just how valuable his work has been to the Shriners. It was an unpaid job he took on because he loved taking photos and valued the organization’s mission to help children. On Friday, his 90th birthday, the Shriners are hosting a special celebration to honor and celebrate his services and contribution. Rousseau keeps a case full of cameras and equipment ready to go. His love of photography hasn’t dimed. “Most of the time I have my camera with me,” he said. He’s still keeping an eye out for moments and memories to preserve, but the why of his fascination with photography remains a mystery. When asked what compels him to capture life through the lense, he smiled, shrugged and said, “I don’t know. I just can’t explain it.”
Tommy snapped this image on VJ day in 1945 as a young US Marine photographer stationed in South Carolina at the end of WWII.
George Rotas aka Jingles
Clowns we are off to a good start we are going to be in full force for the circus. We are planning our skit with a few members of the animal unit. We went to mid winter pnsa I was the only clown from El Katif. We are in need of new members so if you want to try let me know we have a costume closet and make up so think about it you might like it. Now we will be in the St.Pats parade on the train. Well I want to wish all the clowns that may have a March birthday a big Happy Birthday.lets not forget about you love birds. A big Happy Anniversary. So may all your days be circus days.
Dan Bryant The Northern Shrines are slow to get going. Maybe we have just been enjoying the winter! Our February meeting was held on the 9th at the Kettle Falls Lodge. Dinner was prepared by our fabulous President Noble Glenn Hodge and his Lady Jane. You have no idea what you missed. Our officers for 2018 are as follows: Pres. Glenn Hodge, Vice Brett Rakuson, 2nd Vice George Manson, Secretary Mike Boggs, and Treasure Dan Bryant. We had a surprise visit for our Illustrious Sir Jim Stewart and his Lady Michele and were introduced to the new Liaison. Noble Steve Mossbarger and his Lady Rebecca. Topics discuss - Paraded, fair gates, duck ticket sales, and future meetings. At this point in time the Potentates official visit for the Northeast Washington Shrine will be in April. More information to follow. 2018 Parade Schedule: Trail BC, Sat. May 12, 10am Lilac Parade, Sat. May 19, 7pm Kettle Falls, Sat. June 2, 11am Montrose, Sat. June 9, 11am Ione, Sat. June 23, 11am Salmo BC, Sun. July 1, 10am Chautauqua-Chewelah, Sat. July 14,10am Deer Park, Sat. July 21, 10am Colville, Sat. Aug. 25, 11am Marcus Cider Fest, Sat. Oct. 6 10am. Remember our Lizzies cannot drive themselves. We need your help. Our March meeting will be held at the Kettle Falls Lodge on the 9th. Come join us for Jackâ€™s Corned Beef and Cabbage. 24
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Publication Bill Mitchell
Ill Sir Mike & Lady Linda Harper, 2002
James W. Babb
Trinity Ct. No. 51 Order of the Amaranth
Ed & Mona Weber
Tom Felton, Chaplain
Howie & Kathy Wynia
Billy & Judi Eberly
Ill Sir Tom & Lady Cheryl Richardson
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 & Lady Janet Smith, 2011
Ill Sir Robert & Lady Renae Faulkner, 2004 John & Gerry Wiess Ill Sir Jim & Michele Stewart, 2018 Chris & Norma Petersen Lyn Ferguson Doug Bates Dick & Dale Cooper
Ada “Ma G” Anderson
El Katif Legion Of Honor
R. James Smith
Herb & Diana Postlewait
Joe & Delby Rodgers
David & Leslie Swannack
Klink & Ann Klinkenberg
Tom & Claudia Hart
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This is March and the wearing of the Green. Happy St. Patrickâ€™s Day to all! On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11:30 am we will have the Queenâ€™s Party for PQ Florence Fitzsimmons. Call PR Monique Hill for RSVP and cost at 509-238-4232. We will also have our annual Memorial written by PR Chaplain Ada Anderson, honoring the members that we have lost. Election of officers for 2018-2019 will also be held. You are cordially invited to attend the Open Installation of the 2018-2019 Officers of El Karnak temple No. 6, Daughters of the Nile, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2 pm at the Manito Masonic Center, 2715 South Grand Boulevard, Spokane, Washington. Reception to follow. RSVP to PQ Carole Folsom, Pr. Royal at 509-235-8984 by March 25, 2018. Come and see all the fellowship and friendship at El Karnak Temple No. 6.
May your blessings out number the Shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go!
2 CBSC mtg
Stated mtg @ SEC
Divan mtg @ SEC 11
WCSC mtg 13
Directors Staff mtg
(Duck Race sales)
Big Horn Show
Moonies mtg @ SEC
1899 mtg PSC mtg 27
3 El Katif Boxing Event @ SEC 10
(Duck Race sales)
St. Patrick’s Parade San Souci Meet & Greet
(set up for sale @ SEC)
Shrine Lady’s Super Indoor Sidewalk & Vendor Sale @ SEC
Big Horn Show
(Duck Race sales)
SSSC mtg OV
Big Horn Show
Big Horn Show
1 Henry Zuger Charles Young Robert Monroe
5 Guy Fisher Paul Fitzsimmons Claus Joens
6 Gregory Jordan 2 John Tonkin Paul Tunnell Tom Cornwell Dale Abrams Gene Findley Kurt Sterzelbach 7 Lee McGuire Ivan Iverson Kirk Christensen
3 Doug Baker 4 David Goodwin Allen Smith Stewart Slinger Melvin Neil
8 James Bayley John Boggs David Chun Brian Brumfield 9 Michael Cox Larry Taylor
10 Leonard Woltersdorg 11 Richard MacGillivray Donald Priest Gene Endslow 12 Richard Lang 13 Charles Humes Gary Roecks Wes Suksdorf 14 Monte Allen Tom Richardson Mark Querio
Divan mtg @ SEC
Stated mtg – All Masonic w/ Ladies @ SEC 10
Directors Staff mtg
OCSC mtg 15 SH&GS
Mini trip –
Moonies mtg @ SEC
(Duck Race sales)
Divan mtg @ SEC
17 John Jeffries Claus Joens 18 Eugene Fritts Lynn Smith Kent Osborne Dale Hearn Marc Egerton Adam Hergert 19 Ray Harrison Stan Webb 20 Rod Schmidt Randy Hirst 21 Gordon Lederer Bruce Vesper
CBSC mtg OV
Mini trip –
(Duck Race sales)
(Duck Race sales)
Walla Walla Wine Tasting
Set up for Circus
NSSC mtg 30
Walla Walla Wine Tasting
22 Kim Berg Blaine Sullivan Robert Racicot 23 Bruce Bothman
28 Michael Provost Gary Tellessem Steven Van Dyke Justin Hughes
29 Robert Kramer Richard Field Russell Newell Glenn Hodge 25 David Seagrave 24 Frank Ling Brian Mickavicz
26 David Cochran 31 Jack McCaw Dan Gerth John Chamberlain 27 William Snow Ewell Johnson 29
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