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POTENTATE’S MINI TRIP SUN MOUNTAIN LODGE & OMAK STAMPEDE Please join us on August 11th – 13th Methow Valley and Omak, WA Lodge Reservation Phone #509-996-2211 Ask for El Katif Shriners Rate

Saturday: Hay Ride and Chuck Wagon Dinner $59.00 per person plus tax and gratuity Contact Activities Director at Sun Mountain for the hay ride & dinner. Peak Season Activities fill up quickly! Sunday: Parade and Omak Stampede Omak Stampede tickets call Shrine Office 509-624-2762 ASAP for further information. Tickets are going fast!

From the POTE Illustrious Sir Tom Richardson

Greetings to All Nobles and Ladies, April was a busy month for the Divan, Nobles, and their Ladies. We had a great Spring Hot Sands Ceremonial under the direction of Illustrious Sir Doug Morgan. The candidates and their ladies had a tour of the Spokane Shriners Hospitals for Children. Later in the day, the Clubs and Units showed off their parade vehicles, explained what their Club or Unit does and encouraged them to join their Club or Unit. To all of our new Shriners, Enjoy the fun of being a Shriner! Giddy Up Go! Takin’ Care of Business. Our fundraising is going great! The next event for the Duck Race will be the Bloomsday Trade Show on May 5th & 6th. If you’d like to volunteer please call Mike Harper or myself. The Freedom Raffle is moving right along but there are still tickets to be sold. If you’re interested in selling tickets, contact Chase at the El Katif Office. And, the Auction is taking shape under the planning of Chief Rabban Jim Stewart and his Lady Michele. They are still accepting donations for the auction. As we move into Spring and Summer our calendar fills up quite a bit with some great activities. We start off May with our stated meeting on the 3rd, which we will be entertained by the Moonies, Nobles only. On Saturday, May 6th, let’s come out and enjoy the Abraham Lincoln and General Grant performance which is being held at the Event Center and open to the public. On Friday, May 12th, the Special Ladies Luncheon will honor the widows of Shriners. The Klink’s Fishing Derby will be held on Sunday, May 21st. Family Fun Day will be July 16th. Freedom Raffle voucher drawing on July 22nd. Our Mini Trip will be August 11th through 13th at Sun Mountain Lodge and we have a block of tickets for the rodeo at the Omak Stampede on Sunday afternoon. Don’t forget all the parades and other events that fill the days in-between. If you would like help on the things I’ve been writing about, check out the Word for advertisements and more information. My Lady Cheryl and I would like to say thanks to all for the continued support. Giddy up Go! Takin’ Care of Business. Illustrious Sir Tom 1

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. Ray Schulz 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, here we are coming up on the month of May. This is a very busy month for El Katif Shrine. We start off with our Stated Meeting on May 3rd. Illustrious Sir Tom has asked the Moonies to provide the entertainment. You never know what they will come up with! There will be a Club and Units Meeting at 5:30, dinner at 6:00, and the Stated Meeting at 7:00. If you are having dinner, please RSVP to the office. Next is the weekend of May 5-7, which is Bloomsday weekend. El Katif will be selling Duck Race tickets at the Convention Center during

Bloomsday registration on the 5th and 6th. I’m sure that Illustrious Sir Mike Harper would appreciate your help in selling tickets. Next on our agenda is the Special Ladies Luncheon. Illustrious Sir Tom has chosen to move back to the original Special Ladies format. Ada has worked very hard in the office to bring the Special Ladies list up to date. If any of you know of a Special Lady that hasn’t received an invitation, please let the office know. We do not want to leave anyone out. The date for the luncheon is May 12th, time is 11:30 a.m. at the Shrine Event Center. Now we will be jumping into a few parades. May 13th is the Junior Lilac Parade at 10:00 a.m. Then on May 20th El Katif

has a double header. We start off with the Waitsburg Parade at 10:00 a.m. and then for those Shriners who wish to be in the Lilac Parade, it will kick off at 7:45 that evening. Please contact Jerry Combs if you are planning on participating. Now on Sunday, May 21st head out to Williams Lake for Klink’s Fishing Derby. The Klink family has been sponsoring this event for 14 years and their family has contributed in excess of $60,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children. If you want to have a great time, come out to Williams Lake. I will see you there. I don’t think that I have ever missed this event. Now, last but not least, in the month of May is the annual Inland Empire

Arabian Horse Show May 26-28. We as Shriners have a great partnership with this special horse show. We help the horse club by manning the exit gates and handing out ribbons and awards. In return, the horse club donates every year to our El Katif Transportation Fund. This is a great partnership. I will have a sign-up sheet at the Club and Units Meeting, as well as the Stated Meeting. Just for your information, the office will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. Nobles, have a wonderful May. Please help El Katif out in the many events that we have this month.


Club/Units - 5:30 | Dinner - 6:00 | Stated - 7:00 Call today to RSVP for Dinner 3

Bob Valentine Our April Greeter’s meeting was very interesting and informative, and well attended by 14 members and two guests, Buster Heitman, Fairways Golf Course Owner & Peter Brewer, Administrator of Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children. Our duties for the Spring Ceremonial were discussed and volunteers filled those assignments. As usual the Greeters Unit played an important role in the Spring Ceremonial including Hospital Tours for those incoming Nobles and Ladies, as well as other duties.

Gary Van Dyke Meeting was at the Imperial Café in Colfax, WA. There were 24 Nobles and their Ladies present along with our Associated Members. The food was excellent, as always, with full plates by all. Next stated Meeting will be at Oakesdale Lodge Hall on May 10th, 2017. Please RSVP Jeff Wood at 509 569 3413. President Jeff Wood Introduced his Lady Christina and stated our Liaison’s mother was sick and unable to attend the meeting. 4

The Greeters have taken on a greater role and commitment of helping with the LILAC CITY INVITATIONAL Golf Tournament again this year to help Buster Heitman in their quest to bring a larger donation check to our local Shriners Hospital for Children. All net proceeds from this Tournament go to our local Hospital. (Buster’s children are former hospital patients) Greeters will be contacting local corporations & businesses for Sponsorship / Donor opportunities for the tournament. Greeters were also reminded of the Duck Race Ticket Sales duties needed to be filled for Palouse Empire Fair (Colfax) was discussed and young people involved will be notified by WCSC. Lee McGuire, Hollis Jamison and Jeff Wood will be responsible for names and event. Group pictures for the 2017/2018 Basketball Programs will be taken at the Palouse Empire Fair, in Colfax, Washington on Saturday of County Fair week. Also, it was decided we would be serving a light breakfast at County Fair, in September, 2017. A potato bar is to be added to the main fair menu. The Spring Ceremonial will be Saturday April 29th, 2017 at the El Katif Shrine Event Center. Check in is at 8:00 a.m.

Bloomsday and other upcoming events. Hospital Administrator Brewer informed us that the Joint Commission Inspection for our hospital went very well recently. He also shared with us that the Third Floor Remodeling Plan has been approved for the hospital. Also talks continue with other local providers for service opportunities in which our pediatric orthopedic specialties may be utilized to greater community benefit.

event for us which is also open to non-Greeter Nobles and ladies. Call him @ 208-667-6105 for more information A 2016 Fact Sheet for Spokane Shriners Hospital was recently released with statistics for last year. Nobles, please visit for a comprehensive look at all the wonderful information about our great Spokane Hospital – there’s a wealth of information there!

Our group will be attending the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater again in July to enjoy a performance followed by a group dinner. Jim Babb will be organizing that

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.

Rolling Stock must be in place by Friday afternoon. Rolling stock will have presentations and will have a defined spot at the Shrine Center.

at the Maribeau Hotel in Spokane Valley. Each Club and Unit must have a nice item for the Auction. Hollis Jamison is going to make an item and Club members are encouraged to help by adding to Hollis’s project or by helping with the expense.

Parades coming up are: -St. John parade is the same day as the Spring Ceremonial or April 29th. Tom Simpson will be heading up the St. John event. -Jr. Lilac May 13th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. -May Day parade at Garfield, Washington at 11:00 a.m. -Armed Forces, Lilac Day Parade, May 20th, 2017 at 7:45 p.m. Reminder there is a $25 registration fee for rolling stock. El Katif Fall Auction will be on October 28th, 2017

A brief treasurer’s report was given by Glenn Edgemon. He stated an audit was performed by Gary Van Dyke and audit was found to be within WCSC By-Law guidelines. The basketball program fund was reported to be $14,641.52, after all bills were paid. WCSC Funds going to the Spokane Shrine Hospital will be determined at the next

South Spokane Official Visit

Howie Wynia Hope you had a glorious Easter! I sure did!   Well, here we are at almost the middle of the year, and thinking about going dark for the summer.  But it’s May and we still have things to do... like Bloomsday!!!  I’m not going in it this year, but I’m sure there are a lot of you that are, and I wish you the very best of Luck.   The Legion of Honor is looking forward to our Potentate’s Official Visit to our May LOH Dinner Meeting on Monday, 8 May at 5:30pm, at the Eagle’s Hall.  Divan and LOH members planning on attending are asked to call Adjutant Tom Hart at 325-4797 to make Reservations.  Commander Gene Lane is looking forward to our largest attendance of the year.   Two of our favorite “Legion“ activities in May each year are the Jr. Lilac Parade, this year on Saturday, 13 May, and the big evening parade on Armed Forces Day, 20 May, honoring our Military and Veterans. The “Lilac Parade“ your LOH will have its Flag Trailer, resplendent with “Old Glory“ well lit up, 6

and all of our Military Service Flags flying proudly throughout the length of the Parade, leading all of the other Shrine Units, with LOH members waving to the crowd. Let’s not forget to honor our Mothers on “Mother’s Day“, on Sunday, 14 May. This happens to be one of the busiest days for restaurants the entire year.   The Shrine will be dark in July and August, except for some Parades and possibly some fund raising activities, and we will look forward to seeing you all back in September.  Although we will have a June issue of The Word, I just want to mention that when we come back in September, the Rehearsals will start for the 18th Annual “Musical Salute to Veterans”, to be performed on Wednesday, 1 November.  You’ll be reading a lot more about that.  All singers are urged to come sing with the El Katif Chanters for the “Salute”. For information, call Ken Massender at 466-7306.   HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!   “IT’S AN HONOR TO BELONG TO THE LEGION OF HONOR!!!“

Herb Postlewait Nobles, On Monday the 27th, the North Spokane Shrine Club had the honor of hosting Illustrious Sir Tom Richardson and his Lady Cheryl for his official visit. Most of the Divan was able to attend. A prime rib dinner with all the accompaniments was enjoyed, followed by your choice of chocolate or white cake. We had the usual drawing for prizes, and Athena Fiedler won the free dinner at the next meeting.

The only order of business was a vote to encourage other units to drive the Highball Railroad in as many parades as possible. The membership of the NSSC is aging to the point we cannot physically handle the train and we want it to be seen in as many parades as possible as it is such a crowd pleaser. The NSSC is ready to support Ill. Sir Tom during his term as Potentate in any way we can. Please do your best to get more members in our order. Attend your Blue Lodges, as this is our primary source for new Shriners.

Parade Marshall

Jerry Combs Hello Nobles all and want to or can be in the Families, Armed Forces / Torchlight Lilac Parade. Then June Well here we are starting has a full schedule, into our full parade June 3rd. Rosalia, 10th schedule. Our first one Fairfield, 17th Medical over and with a good Lake, and Spangle, then turnout. Our next one is the 24th Newport/ Jr. Lilac Parade on May Oldtown . 13th, parade time is 10:00 AM so we need to So as you can see the fun be there 8:30 or no later goes on. Hope to see you than 9:00 to get checked all at the Parades !! in and lined up. Lets have a BIG turnout and show If you have any questions, Spokane and visitors who please feel free to call the Shriners are, and Jerry Combs, Parade promote our Hospital. Marshal Then May 20th it’s off to 509-891-7647 or Dale Waitsburg for a 10:00 AM Abrams, Parade Marshal parade and then back to Assistant, 509-238-4979 Spokane for those who

Doug Warnock Easter eggs and bouquets of spring flowers marked the Easter Season for Nobles and Ladies at the April 14 meeting of the Blue Mt. Shrine Club in Walla Walla. Noble President Gerald Taylor and his Lady, Carri Ann, had placed special treats in the large size Easter eggs, which were awarded to winners during a lottery-style drawing at the end of the meeting. Special guests at the meeting were Alice and Jake Hollopeter. Alice is the Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) and also manager

Kevin Swartz Columbia Basin Shrine Club held its April Stated Meeting on Friday, April 7th, at Kennewick Masonic Lodge due to the upgrades being made to the building in Pasco. A large crowd was in attendance for the official visit of our Potentate and many members of the El Katif Divan. We dined on a great dinner which was provided by girls of Rainbow Assembly # 66 as a

of the Blue Mountain Early Life Speech and Language Clinic (ELSL), which opened on March 20. The new clinic is housed in the Masonic Center in Walla Walla and is sponsored by the Scottish Rite Masons of the Walla Walla Valley. ELSL provides treatment to children ages 2 to 7 who have speech and language delays. Without treatment children with speech and language delays are at a definite disadvantage and have trouble making progress in school. They often are handicapped throughout their life. Effective communication is a necessary component of success in life. This is the third speech and language clinic established in Washington by Scottish fundraiser for upcoming projects. In addition to receiving a portion of the dinner receipts, members passed the hat for the Rainbow Assembly raising a combined total in excess of over $700.  Attendees were treated to a program on civility by Most Worshipful Sam Roberts and then words were shared by Illustrious Sir Tom Richardson.  Ill Sir Doug Morgan, P.P., shared information with CBSC members about the upcoming Spring Ceremonial and encouraged attendance to welcome our new members.  

Rite Masons. In addition to the three clinics, there are eight locations in the state that have ELSL Programs in which the Scottish Rite Valley contracts with a local SLP for treatment of children in that community. Alice talked about the new clinic, reporting that she is currently treating two children and had received several contacts from parents with children that need to be screened for possible treatment. Noble Doug Warnock talked about the Grand Opening of the Blue Mt. Clinic, which will be on Thursday, April 27 at 5:30 pm. People from throughout the community and area are invited to come in, see the clinic and learn more about it. Hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks and wine will

be served. Noble President Gerald reminded Nobles and Ladies of the official visit by Illustrious Tom Richardson, Potentate of El Katif, and his Divan to our club on May 19. The Waitsburg Celebration Days Parade will be on May 20, and the Potentate and his Divan will stay over and join us as we ride in the Waitsburg parade that Saturday morning. Blue Mt. Shrine will have eight motorcyclists, our calliope and several classic cars in the parade. Our next scheduled meeting is on May 19. This is one week later than usual so that the Waitsburg Parade can be a part of the Potentate’s visit.

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 7

North Spokane Official Visit

Tonight Show.

Ryan Leonard Greetings Nobles, As you know, El Katif held a spring Hot Sands Ceremonial on Saturday, April 29 and we welcomed several New Nobles to our Temple. I want to take this opportunity to thank Nobles Roger Nelson, Merle Iverson, Fred Grubb, Herb Valley, Karl Hill, Jack Jackson, Jon Lind, Illustrious Sir John Robertson and our director, Illustrious Sir Dale Hearn and congratulate them all for a job well done. To our new Nobles, welcome to El Katif! I hope that you will take some time to check out the different Clubs and Units and get involved (although, in my humble opinion, the Actors Unit is the place to be)! Were you able to figure out where March’s famous movie quote came from? “Heeeeere’s Johnny!” Hint, it’s not Ed McMahon introducing Johnny Carson on the

The answer is Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film “The Shining,” in which mentally deranged Jack Torrance (played by Jack Nicholson) chases his wife and son through the Overlook Hotel in an attempt to murder them before ultimately freezing to death in a mountain snowstorm. And now, this month’s quote. “My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Do you think you know where this quote came from? The answer will be revealed in June. As always, 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, at (509) 475-7636 or by email at ppelkatif98@

Kurt Kimberling

Summer is fast approaching, road construction is increasing and the desire to get outside is palpable. It’s a good thing the Moonies have a prescription for this. It’s called participation! The Parade season has started and we’ve been at it. Our Monthly dinners have been a huge success, different members taking responsibility for the evening and providing a wonderful break from the monotony of grilled burgers, dogs, and chicken. April saw the TAX man come, but more importantly we experienced a Hot Sands Ceremonial. This Ceremonial was even better than the last huge demonstration of rolling stock back in 2011, when Ill Sir Jay had a Circus Tent erected on the property. Sure was neat to see all the eager new faces and we got an opportunity to observe all in one place the Clubs and Units that actively participate in our area along with their Rolling Stock. The 1899 Club with their 4-Wheeler over the Truck show was a hit, but how many Clubs or Units have an RV/Dump Truck/Revenuer/35 rolling Still, and has a uniform consisting of Bibs and

Beards. I think we did a wonderful job in educating the new candidates and their wives about the Shrine and how the Moonies do it. We transported candidates and wives back and forth to the Shrine Hospital in our custom RV. Our President Jim has been really working hard on updating our Club By-Laws. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it and Jim stepped right up and knocked it out of the park. Thanks Jim! I realize that September and the Interstate Fair is a minor thought on the horizon, but it will be here sooner than you think. Let’s start working on lining up some volunteers to help staff the Elephant Ear Booth once again. Yes, we have a great time throughout the year, but it’s the Booth that provides the monetary assistance we need to provide support to the Hospital in so many ways and funds our activities. Upcoming activites that we need to be aware of, Stated Meeting 3 May (we put on the show- Ill Sir Tom watch out), 21 May Klinks resort (fishing derby, for the Hosp), 15 July Chewelah parade, 27 July Summer PNSA @ Seattle, WA. Till Next time… Giddy up Go!


Sunday, May 21st

HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN PRIZES INCLUDING **Dozens of Raffle and Door Prizes from Klink's Resort** and Many Others!

Full RV Hookups Gift Shop/Convenience Store Award-Winning Restaurant, Boat Rentals Fishing Equipment and Licenses Boat Mooring and Private Launch

Bring the Whole Family!

fishing derby

14th Annual

For all Derby Info Please Call Klink’s Resort at 235-2391 More Information at

Klink's Fishing Derby sponsored locally by:

To Williams Lake: take the Cheney Exit off I-90, through Cheney, and left on Cheney Plaza Road, and right on Williams Lake Road, then just follow the signs.

Top line: Sunday morning start | 1:00pm weigh-in Each contestant may enter their biggest single fish Winners determined by heaviest fish when tied then by length

All proceeds benefit Shriners Hospital for Children

ADULT (Ages 13 and Up) CHILDREN (Ages 12 and under) 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners


Membership Committee Adam Hergert

Nobles, The Membership Committee was invited to travel down to the Blue Mountain Shrine Club last month, and little did we know that we signed on for the grand tour of Walla Walla with our professional guide "wrong way" or “Compass” (you know who you are). We were warmly welcomed

by the Blue Mountain Shrine Club. They provided some excellent suggestions to generate new members and would like to challenge all clubs and units to follow suit. When we have our monthly events, we should invite non-Shriners and nonMasons to join us for our dinners. The goal is to interact with these guests and show them what it

means to be a Shriner without any pressure. Without the pressure to join they will have the opportunity to get to know us and our mission. We just might get some new members into our fraternity. Another suggestion that came from BMSC, was to sponsor a special meeting with some promotion in the community, inviting the public with a hospital representative and current or past patients to talk about our mission. We are hitting the ground running with our new Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts. Come check out the excitement at https://www.facebook. com/ElKatifMembership/. We have posted about two of the upcoming screening clinics in the area and will be trying to post about all events to show the public who we are and what we do. We have a great support team so far in Social Media, and the Zag’s Basketball team just started following us on Instagram as well! (Go Zags!)


There are a lot of events coming up around Spokane this summer and the membership Committee is going to be there! Follow us on Facebook for dates and times or feel free to give us a call, we are always looking to have Nobles take part in the community events with us. Furthermore, we would like to challenge everyone to spend some time reflecting on our first-degree lecture and charge, it is the great foundation and the corner stone for all of us and was an influential part of our journey that has led us to be Shriners. The Membership Committee will be traveling to several Blue Lodges around Spokane and surrounding area, we encourage all of you to join us! : ) Together in the Fraternity, working towards the future! Membership Committee

April Stated Meeting

John Robertson Here we are the end of April. The old adage April Showers brings May Flowers. Let’s hope that the rain that has been falling on us constantly will help El Katif create new Nobles. The SSSC had their Stated Meeting on Thursday 4/20 with some vintage

Brice Williams Nobles, Spring has finally sprung and we are all excited for the upcoming parade season.  Due to some unforeseen circumstances we have had to make some changes to the 1899 Club schedule of events for this year. All of our events are the same, just a few date changes.  I


fun. We brought in a little entertainment and fun was had by all. We enjoyed the comradery and laughter that generally comes when we gather at the VFW on S. David each month. Our President Jeff has us looking at the parade schedule, starting to plan for our day at the fair and getting us to volunteer to help sell Duck Race tickets. Remember that the more we get out in the public,

show how we are and what we represent the better chances we have on getting new Masons and Shriners. Let’s all dig in and do just a little more than we have and soon the work will be done. The more we work together the better times we have and the faster things get accomplished. Enjoy the May flowers and contact some new Nobles to invite them out to a meeting, parade or to help you sell Duck

Race tickets. Remember that all Nobles of El Katif are welcome to join us for a meeting just remember to call Denny Hogan at 217-3607 to make reservations. We will be having our annual Brown Bag Auction on our meeting on May 18th. Enjoy the Bloomsday Run if you are able. Happy Mother’s Day to our Ladies.

gotta tell ya, it really feels like a fun year upon us! First on the list of schedule changes is our annual Family Fun Day. We will be hosting this years Family fun day on July 16th. Any volunteers will be welcomed with open arms and showered in gifts and praise :)

office with your credit card.  We had originally planned on going down for the Boise State game on this years trip, but Boise St is bringing up so many fans for that game that our section is all sold out. Keeping the trip scheduled for that game would mean raising our prices for tickets significantly, and lessening our hospital donation per ticket.  We really want to keep this event as affordable as possible for everyone and still be able to make our usual donation to

the hospital. So, we have rescheduled the trip for the game against Nevada on Sept. 23rd. As many of you know, this is a very fun trip and an incredible value.

The other change to our schedule is for our WSU football trip. Our WSU Football trip will be on Sept. 23rd when the Cougs play the Nevada Wolfpack. Tickets are $65, to sign up and pay just call in to the

Our parade schedule for the El Katif ambulance and the 4 wheeler ramp truck hasn’t changed. We will be attending Valleyfest, Rosalia, Fairfield, Cheney and Spangle. All are welcome to join us and our events are enjoyed by all.  If you are interested in riding with the 4 wheeler group we ask that you first familiarize yourself completely with the 4 wheeler you plan to ride and come see myself or Jerry Schieche for our safety rules.  Safety is paramount when riding the 4 wheelers. We don’t want to jeopardize our club’s ability to promote El Katif and the Shrine Hospital.

1st Linn N Buley Dudley E Frick Michael K O’Brien 2nd Alan P Ray Dennis J Singer Henry P Konrad 3rd Bradley T Hodges Dustin R Klinkenberg 5th David W Lockard David P Chassin Steven W Henning 6th William H Jeanneret 7th E Eugene Luse

April Birthdays

8th Robert S Gerwitz

15th Kevin A Erickson

9th Robert M Hill 10th Don Carter Gary D Bergh

16th Kevin D O’Rourke Alex E Kegel

11th Paul S Kleinberger II 12th Michael O Syron 13th Ronald J Sponseller Thomas D Upchurch 14th W E Frandsen P.P. Clarke R Foerstner Jon N Klaveano

17th Harley L Tucker Thorne L Tibbitts Ray Schulz Martin D Worthington Randall D Ader Brent T Oty 18th Don H Henderson Terry R Childers Larry Auvil Richard D Elixman 19th Robert W Baker Ronald Sykes Brian Gilbert

20th Danny P Scharpenberg Robert C Ross Donald H Cooper 21st Richard L Sayre P.P.

28th Greg G Gales 29th Robert F Prince Lonny H Blowers Steve L Hearn 31st Dennis L Barron Daniel F Speropoulos

22nd James T Miller Ron R Green 23rd Gordon Smith Stuart B Palmer 24th Robert J Patton Richard S Bennett Guy M McCaw John P Harris III Michael J Port 26th Bruce E Keyser Sr.


May 6th, 2017 Doors Open at 4:30 PM 509-570-3808

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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 Tom Redeye Ill Sir Robert & Lady Renae Faulkner John & Gerry Wiess Jim and Michele Stewart Chris and Norma Petersen Lyn Ferguson Doug Bates Dick and Dale Cooper Diane Berger R. James Smith Kent Osborne


Columbia Basin Shrine Club

Official Visit

Spokane Scottish Rite Charities Early Life Golf Classic 2017


Friday ~ June 16, 2017

Help kids learn to speak!


Wandermere Golf Course 13700 N Division Street Spokane, WA 99208

Event Format: Best Ball

Shot Gun Start: At 1:00 p.m.

Entry Fee:

$75.00/per person Includes 18 holes of golf, cart, BBQ dinner and prizes

Dinner Guest - $15.00 Registration Deadline: June 9th

PRIZES - Two lowest team scores - Closest to #2 & #14 pins - Longest drive on #9

MULLIGANS INDIVIDUAL (not team) Available for purchase prior to tee-off for $5 each

Join us Friday, June 16th for the Spokane Scottish Rite Charities EARLY LIFE GOLF CLASSIC, a golf outing to help fund critically needed speech therapy programs for children who struggle to speak. The Early Life Golf Classic will include a shot gun start, golf team prizes, drawings and an auction. The auction will feature incredible prizes so golfers are encouraged to attend the dinner and auction after tournament play concludes. The event will conclude with an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Hamburger dinner starting at 5pm. Tickets are required for dinner and available for purchase for non-golfers at the event. Golfer’s dinner is included in registration fee.

Do your part to help kids speak! REGISTER NOW! To register, mail the form below with entry fee to 157 S Howard St, Ste. 311 Spokane, WA 99201 or call (509) 624-5491. Net proceeds from golf registrations, golf signs, mulligans and auction help Early Life Spokane provide speech therapy for children who struggle to speak. Registration deadline is June 09, 2017 - Early registrations are appreciated! BEST BALL FORMAT  NO STEEL SPIKES ALLOWED

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Team Members: Checks Payable to: Spokane Scottish Rite Charities – 157 S Howard St, Ste. 311 – Spokane, WA 99201 Please note Early Life Golf Classic Entry Tax ID Number: 91-1945529

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the hospital for members and PSQ Muriel and her party. What an exciting time for us!

Ada Anderson On April 11, 2017 at our stated meeting we initiated Lisa Collins and we welcome her to El Karnak Temple No. 6.

TRINITY COURT NO. 51 Order of the Amaranth

Cordially Invites You to Attend the 79th Annual Installation of Officers SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017 AT 1 P.M.

We had a very successful rest stop on April 18, 19 and 20th at the Sprague Lake Rest stop. Thanks to all who worked, donated money, cookies and other supplies to make this such a success. PSQ Muriel Knapp, Daughters of the Nile Foundation Director, came to Spokane Shriners Hospital on April 19, 2017 and presented a check for $97,000 from the Foundation to fund some radiology equipment upgrading. The Shriners Hospital was very excited over the presentation of funds. There was a luncheon and tour of

Membership in Daughters of the Nile is very exciting. Membership for us means the following: “M” maintains over 25,000 members, “E” encourages friendships, “M” manages a philanthropy, “B” believes in children, “E” educates members, “R” raises community awareness, “S” supports Shriners Hospitals for Children, “H” hosts fun events, “I” instills confidence and teamwork, and “P” provides leadership opportunities. We meet the second Tuesday of the month with lunch at 11:30 am and stated meeting at 1 pm. We have our meetings at the Manito Masonic Temple located at 28th and Grand Boulevard on Spokane’s South Hill. We want to wish all the members of El Karnak Temple No. 6 a VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

"THE WILD, WILD WEST" Luncheon at 11:30 am Millwood Masonic Center 3219 North Argonne Road

Millwood, Washington Associate Matron ~ HL Jean Mix Associate Patron - SK Kyle Mix Refreshments following Installation


El Katif Shriners 7217 W. Westbow Blvd. Spokane, WA 99224


May 2017 Sunday

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Tuesday 2

Wednesday 3

Divan Meeting 7

8 Bloomsday

Thursday 4



Legion of Honor OV


Arabian Horse Show


Duck Race Sales

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Klinks Fishing Derby 28


20 Waitsburg & Blue Armed Forces Mountain OV Parade

Arabian Horse Show 29 30 Memorial Day SHRINE OFFICE CLOSED

Jr. Lilac Parade

Special Ladies Luncheon

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Stated Meeting 9




27 Arabian Horse Show

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