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The WORD Of El Katif Shriners November 2018 *** Volume 81 Issue 9


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 situated in the Oasis of Spokane, Desert of Washington, I, ______________________________________________________________________________ First Name

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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: _____________________________________ Today’s Date: ____________________________ Candidate Signature: ________________________________________________________________________ Recommended and Vouched for on the Honor of Noble 1st Noble: _________________________________________________________________________________ Print Name

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2nd Noble: ________________________________________________________________________________ Print Name

Initiation Fee . . . . . . . . . $ 50.00 Dues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 115.00 Fez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ NC Total $165.00

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Member #: ___________________ Hat Size: __________________ Elected: ___________________ Created: _____________________ Paid: ______________________ Date: _______________________


Note From the POTE Illustrious Sir Jim Stewart November always brings us Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. We need to be thankful for both! For the Veterans, Thank You for bravely doing what you are called to do, so we can safely do what we are free to do. Please attend the Salute to Veterans here at the Shriners Event Center on November 7th....see the ad in The Word. Howie Wynia, John Robertson and Ken Massender have stepped up and promise this will be an unforgettable event!! Thanks, Nobles! As you read this, the NW Taste & Home Show and the Spooktacular Auction are in the books. Much appreciation goes out to Roger Nelson, IS Mike Harper, David and Brenda Campanella, Jon and Sue Lind, my Lady Michele, the Shrine office staff and everyone that volunteered, either items for the auction for your time. Thank you very much! Another event coming up is the Joint Ceremonial on November 17th. We will have Calam, Gizeh, Algeria, Masada, and Al Azhar temples coming to participate. IS Von Chimienti is spearheading this. The Banquet will be held at the Centennial Hotel. Come join us. Call the Shrine office for your reservations. See the ad in The Word. I want to finish this with the importance of gratitude. We pretty much take for granted things like family, friends, faith, country, freedom, health, and happiness. Here are some other things that I am also grateful for; my Lady Michele. She is not only supportive of our journey in Shrine - she also pushes me to always do better. She is the best partner I could have asked for. My family and friends - they have supported us also, but they are sure looking forward to next year when we’ll have more time for them My Shrine family - you Nobles and your Ladies have a special place in my heart. Thank you for your input, your time, your monies, your support, and especially your open minded thinking. I had some pretty scatter brained ideas for fund raising and you stood beside me. Thanks. I also want to thank the officers of all the Clubs and Units for stepping up this year. Thanks. To close, I am especially thankful for all the kids that the Shriners Hospitals world wide have helped this year, years past, and the years in the future. I am grateful to be a small part of such a great organization. So, with that in mind, keep STEPPING UP FOR KIDS!!

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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 PP Provost Guard Ken Massender Oriental Band Von Chimienti PP SHRINE CLUB REPORTERS 1899 Club Jerry Schieche PP Blue Mountain Doug Warnock Columbia Basin Jeff Meyer Legion of Honor Howard Wynia Moonshriners Kurt Kimberling PP North Spokane TBA Northeast Washington Dan Bryant Okanogan County Brad Wood Pomeroy Jim Kirkpatrick Shurtah Club Tom Felton South Spokane John Robertson PP Whitman County Gary Van Dyke BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jim Stewart, Chairman Jon Lind, Dave Campanella, Roger Nelson, Justin Hughes, Dale Hearn PP, Mike Harper PP IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Jim Stewart Potentate Jon Lind Chief Rabban Dave Campanella Assistant Rabban Dale Hearn PP Past Potentate (Emeritus) Duke Pappenheim PP Colorado Representative Roger Gehrig PP Colorado Representative SPOKANE SHRINERS HOSPITALS for Children 911 West 5th, P.O. Box 2472 Spokane, WA 99210-2472 Phone: 455-7844

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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 PP 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 PP CLUB PRESIDENTS 10 Gallon Tom Rousseau 1899 Club Brice Williams Blue Mountain Gerald Taylor Columbia Basin Robert Brockman 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 Tom Upchurch South Spokane Jeff Duty Whitman County Jeff Wood PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE Dick Sayre, Mike Boggs, Gary Van Dyke, Rod Higgins

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: OfficeAdmin@elkatif.org


The Recorder’s Ramblings... Ill Sir Mike Harper, PP

Well as you have heard, time flies when you’re having fun. We started off October with finalizing the Duck Race. Contact has been made with all of the winners and there were some very happy people. I spent about two weeks with Avista rescuing the stranded ducks behind the spill gate on the north bank of the Spokane River. We recovered about 1,200 confused ducks. Now they are home and in training for next year. The October meeting was the annual Oktoberfest with a great German dinner and beer. We had a good turn out with many new nobles in attendance. The auction committee spent the month putting the final touches on the program, procurement of auction items and planning. The evening was great and people had a lot of fun. Thanks to Dave and Brenda Campanella, Jon and Sue Lind, and Jim and Michele Stewart for their hard work putting this auction together. Coming up in November will be the Salute to Veterans on the 7th. The LOH plans on having a great show, as always, honoring veterans - past, present and future. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet for dinner please do so ASAP, $15 per person. This is event is open to the public. The menu, as Howie Wynia calls it, is a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings! The Fall Ceremonial will be held on 17 November. Potentate Jim Stewart has four other temples coming to El Katif for a joint ceremonial. They are bringing a lot of candidates to go through the first and second sections, and a lunch at the Shriners Event Center, followed by a fun evening at the Centennial Hotel (formerly the Inn at Park). The lunch at the Event Center is $15 per person. The evening dinner will be $35 per person. If you haven’t been there lately they have done a lot of remodeling. El Katif will have about 11 candidates and we can still bring in more if we get petitions submitted (hint hint). I would like to talk a little about the petition system for candidates. If you are the first line signer you are responsible for making sure your candidate is contacted about all events, let them know the dress codes and make them feel welcome into the Shrine. You also need to make sure you get them involved in Temple activities as well as the clubs and units. A noble and old friend of mine once told that if we could only “replace ourselves” yearly we would bring our membership numbers up. It is as simple as that. We also need to reach out to nobles that have demitted or have gone NPD (nonpayment of dues) and work with them to come back in the Shrine. Now on a lighter note I would like to wish all of you Nobles and Ladies a very Happy Thanksgiving. I would also like to thank my office staff for their hard work. Let Peace, Harmony, and Fun prevail!

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Aldon Oscarson

12/15/1942 - 04/17/2018 Created a Shriner: 05/22/1982

Clarence L Esser

02/09/1928 - 10/07/2018 Created a Shriner: 10/27/2015

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

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Chaplain’s Corner Tom Felton

Big things happening in November! The Musical Salute to Veterans really is a heart-warming program. I encourage all of you to RSVP for this evening filled with performances that will fill you with pride. On November 17th El Katif as well as Calam, Masada and Gizeh will present new Nobles to the Shriners organization. Please be sure to personally introduce yourself to our new brothers, welcome them to our family. It’s such an honor to be a Shriner and do all the fun and philanthropic things we get to do! Please remember to keep our Nobles in your prayers. God bless you all. God bless America!

Since the first hospital opened its doors in 1922, providing care for pediatric orthopaedic conditions has been a foundation of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We can help children with essentially any orthopaedic condition, other than an acute trauma. Shriners Hospitals for Children is dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital deformities and conditions, problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries, and diseases of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Innovative treatment and therapies The majority of our locations provide pediatric orthopaedic care. Commonly treated conditions include: •Clubfoot •Hand disorders •Limb deficiencies/discrepancies •Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease and other hip disorders •Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) •Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) •Juvenile idiopathic arthritis •Orthopaedic problems associated with cerebral palsy and spina bifida At 12 of our locations, the orthopaedic physicians and clinical staff have access to motion analysis centers. These high-tech facilities use a system of reflective markers, high-speed cameras and computers to develop a model of a child’s walking pattern that can provide data to assist the medical team in recommending the best treatment plan. Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, LLC In addition to innovative treatments and therapies, several Shriners Hospitals for Children have in-house pediatric orthotic and prosthetic services (POPS) departments. The POPS teams fabricate custom-fit devices in kid-friendly environments. Collaborating closely with physicians, nurses, and occupational and physical therapists, the best possible outcomes are achieved for their patients. Services to support optimum health and independence Our goal is to help each child become as healthy and independent as possible. We are dedicated to providing a complete range of appropriate medical and rehabilitative care to achieve this objective, including surgeries; physical, occupational and recreation therapies; and orthotic and prosthetic services. At Shriners Hospitals for Children, each patient receives an individualized care plan incorporating the full range of needed multidisciplinary services, always incorporating the patient and family’s goals and addressing their concerns. For more information about a particular condition contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children directly or call 800-237-5055 in the U.S., or 800-361-7256 in Canada.

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Howie Wynia Well, here we are at our 19th Annual “MUSICAL SALUTE TO VETERANS” Patriotic Show, put on by our El Katif Shrine Legion Of Honor, and friends there of, on Wednesday, 7 November 2018, at 7:00pm in the Shriners Event Center. Our Flag Waving Tribute will be preceeded by a Holiday Turkey dinner with all the trimmings for only $15.00, starting at 6:00pm. Those that are going to be eating must call the Shrine Office at 624-2762 for Reservations. The Patriotic “Salute”, that is FREE, will be highlighted by the El Katif Legion Of Honor Veterans, the Shrine Band, the Shrine Chanters, National Sojourners, Civil War Reenactors, Singers, Dancers, Air Force Jr. ROTC Cadets, Naval Sea Cadets, and Boy Scouts, and Special Guests, like Lt Col (USA Ret) Hank Cramer who is returning from last year to entertain us with his songs. The Monthly Legion Of Honor Dinner Meeting is scheduled for Monday, 12 November, at 5:30pm at the Eagle’s Hall. Wives are encouraged to accompany their Veterans to the Meeting. There will be a Shrine Ceremonial for new Shriners from 4 Shrine Temples on Saturday, 17 November. There is more information elsewhere in this WORD publication. We want to Welcome a new Legion Of Honor Member - Tom Shirk, and his wife Courtney. (Yep, we’ve got another Tom). Tom is a former U.S. Air Force Survival School Instructor. “IT’S AN HONOR TO BELONG TO THE LEGION OF HONOR”!!! PROGRAM PRESENTATION OF COLORS Heroes Of '76 Color Guard "NATIONAL ANTHEM" Med Lk HS Jr ROTC Cadet MSGT AMANDA SIMS Med Lk HS Jr ROTC Cadet MSGT JULIA SIMS PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Legion Past Cmdr TOM FELTON, USAF (Ret) RED SKELTON PLEDGE Ill Sir JOHN ROBERTSON, 2016 "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL" SONGS HANK CRAMER and Noble KEN MASSENDER, USA (Ret) "ARMED FORCES SALUTE" Legion of Honor Color Guard & Boy Scout Troop 356 MEDICAL LAKE HS, USAF JR ROTC CADET RIFLE TEAM "LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH" Shrine Chanters JONNA MAUL COMPANY BALLET SCHOOL "IT'S A GRAND OLD FLAG" Civil War Reenactors & Shrine Band & Chanters "STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER" Shrine Band "TOAST TO THE FLAG" Noble MERLE IVERSON & Naval Sea cadets "MISSING MAN TABLE" Rogers HS USAF Jr ROTC Cadets "TAPS" Trumpeter DAVE HALVERSON, USAF (Ret)

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In all the confusion of the El Katif Duck Race, sometimes the crowds are too much for some ducks and they get confused.....causing some to go completely off course. These ducks did not finish the race. They were swept to the north side of the river and trapped at the spill gate. Fortunately, Mike Harper and Avista employees rescued these guys and they will be able to compete again next year!

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Jeff Meyer Warm Greetings from the Columbia Basin Shrine Club! Our club was very busy this past summer supporting various parades throughout the region. Our club took first place ribbons in Prosser and Benton/Franklin Fair parades! Our happiness was however tempered by the loss of our beloved Noble Bruce McCord and also, Lady Cheri Martin (wife to Noble Dan Martin). We will never forget them, or their generous contributions, thru many years, to our club. In September we conducted our first Stated Meeting after the summer recess and, were honored to have Assistant Rabban Dave Campanella and Lady Brenda in attendance. After a delicious dinner prepared by Noble Russ Campbell, El Katif Assistant Rabban Dave Campanella provided an overview of hospital activity. Noble Dave was joined by Past Potentate, Illustrious Sir Andy Anderson who provided amplifying information regarding the status of Shriner’s Hospital for Children Spokane. It was somewhat distressing to learn our beloved hospital was one of four slated for decommissioning! However, Nobles Dave and Andy explained we escaped the chopping block (for now) and were mainly victims of our own success. Nobles Dave and Andy asked everyone to remain focused on our mission of supporting the hospital. At our October Stated Meeting, we were honored with the attendance of Potentate, Illustrious Sir Gary Armstrong of Sakkara #196 who provided an informative overview of Sakkara activities. We were also honored to have El Katif Ambassador, Noble Bruce Keyser and Lady Charlene in attendance! Both are doing very well after a busy summer. Raffle sales are rapidly coming to a close and all club members were reminded by President and Noble Bob Brockman to sell as many tickets as possible before the December drawing. Noble Ray Schulz continues his commendable efforts with raffle ticket sales and collection of Columbia Center fountain money for our Hospital Fund. In November our club will participate in the West Richland Veteran’s Day Parade and the following weekend, in the Columbia Center parade. Nobles Robert Morrow and Lloyd Keith have done a fantastic job keeping our parade equipment in tip-top shape! Until our next report, may the blessing of heaven rest upon you and yours!

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Kurt Kimberling, PP

The crispness of the air in the mornings should be a wakeup call, winter is just around the corner. We should probably savor these last days of Fall beauty before we are inundated with Ice/Snow/Potholes and all the fun that comes along with the change of the seasons. The last part of the year is usually very busy and we as Moonies are no exception. October wasn’t too bad; we had our Volunteer Dinner for everyone that donated his or her time and efforts to make this Fair Season successful. Yes, this year we did well and that is due to many variables. One being the attendance at the Fair, another is the dedication of the Volunteers that worked the booth for however many shifts that they could stand or obligated themselves for. One of the unseen variables are the unsung people who work in the background to prepare, stock, clean and get ready for this busy season in addition to buttoning up the booth after all of the fun. Thank you to everybody for their help to make our Club strong and successful! And another very special thank you is in order for those that, set up /tore down/and restored the event center for our Appreciation Dinner! The Fall Auction was well attended this year and there were great items for everybody! The Pote was very appreciative of our generous contribution to the Auction as well as the purchase of a table. Just a couple of reminders… Stay tuned for the announcement of the ever elusive Ghost Tour! Remember that the Fall Ceremonial is just a few weeks away, so if you have a petition in your pocket now is the time to act on it. There is a possibility of another 100 day party for one of our long term patients. (If you haven’t attended one of these you’re missing out!!!) The Annual Christmas Party for the Moonies will be at the Casino on the 21st of Dec. Who do you think should get coal in their stocking this year?

John Robertson It is hard to believe that October has swooped in and has flown by just like the birds as they migrate to the south. Just like many of our Nobles and their Ladies have. This is the time of year when the colors of Fall give us a few moments for us to reflect upon the year that has almost passed. We reflect upon things like: Did we spend as much time with our friends and family that we wanted to? Did we accomplish all the things in the yard we hoped to? Where our summer days as fruitful as our gardens? Now that the days are cooler and sunlight hours are shorter what should I do with my time? Just because the weather is changing it does not mean we cannot spend time with our friends and family. How about trying to get a few of them together and help be part of a committee for your Lodges, Concordant Bodies, Shrine Clubs, the Shrine Center, or even an upcoming event. You could even spend some time together to write down some history of the things your Shrine/Mason journey may have encountered. Our yards and gardens are just like our daily lives, the more we care for them, the more fruitful and beautiful they become. Being part of the greatest Fraternity and supporting the greatest Philanthropy is very similar to that of our daily lives and gardens. The more we care for them and invest in them the more rewarding and fruitful our experiences will be. Continued on page 11

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Bob Valentine Our last Greeters meeting was well attended by 14 members. Our guest speaker was Rich Armstrong, the Revenue Cycle Manager for our Shriners Hospital for Children – Spokane. Rich provided an overview of the revenue cycle and many issues involved with managing that important segment of hospital operations. He has a great team working behind the scenes that allow us to use the phrase “regardless of the ability to pay.” Greeters do not discuss finances with parents, but instead refer them to Amber Weatherspoon. Hospital Administrator, Peter Brewer. Informed us that our new Director of Patient Care is Kim Jorgensen and he suggested that we Greeters should be sure to stop in to introduce ourselves when she is available. He also mentioned the outreach program for seeking new patients in Alaska, Montana and Yakima and the progress we are making in pursuing those areas. Our hospital continues to shine as one with lots of potential for our system. The Ronald McDonald House will be announcing their new building program very soon. The Greeters participate in the Fall Ceremonial by giving tours for the new candidates and their ladies the morning of November 17th. Greeters are “on duty” at the hospital every week day throughout the year, as well as specially arranged duties for group hospital tours of larger groups as needed. Don’t forget to RSVP for the Musical Salute to Veterans and reserve your place for the Fall Ceremonial being held at the Centennial Hotel (the former Inn at the Park, Red Lion) •

Collectively Shriners Hospitals for Children have treated over a MILLION patients to date.

CALLING ALL NOBLES --- BECOME a Greeter. If you want to be more active at the Spokane Hospital greeting our patients and their parents and providing Tours, we need YOU ! Just one week-day per month is all we need of your time from 7:00 to 3:00 PM – It is very rewarding to experience volunteering & interacting with the Kids We Help at the Hospital. Contact any of us to learn more or attend a Greeter’s meeting. *** 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. Get involved with US. 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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Our time on earth is precious and care for it and nurture it and it will reward you with great friendships, experiences and moments to reflect upon that will make you smile. Learn from our yesterdays and plan for our futures but remember the following: “Live with Intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Love as if this is all there is….” Mary Anne Radmacher 11


Doug Warnock

Noble President Gerald Taylor and his Lady, Carri Ann, coordinated a Halloween costume contest at the October meeting of Blue Mt. Shrine Club in Walla Walla. This has become an annual event and generates some creative responses among the local Nobles and their Ladies. As the end of the year approaches, Blue Mt. Shrine Club is gearing up for a new slate of officers for 2019. Nominations and election of officers and directors for the coming year will take place at the next meeting on November 9. Installation of the new officers is scheduled for the December 14 meeting. The club is beginning sales of advertisements for the district high school basketball tournament programs for the tournament held in February. Blue Mt. Shrine Club teams with the Whitman and Pomeroy Shrine Clubs each year in making these sales and this project has resulted in significant financial support for the Spokane Shriners Hospital. Blue Mt. Shrine Club is proud to support the pediatric care provided by the great staff at the Spokane Hospital. The Pediatric Fracture Clinic at the Shriners Hospital in Spokane has experienced a continuous increase in the number of patients. Since its launch in 2013, the fracture clinic has seen a 20 to 30 percent increase in the number of children treated for fractures each year. As of last December, the clinic saw more than 5,000 children over a five-year period. The clinic treats patients up to age 18 for walk-in visits, if they have a documented fracture. Insurance is accepted, but children are treated regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The Spokane Hospital’s outpatient pediatric fracture care was the first of its kind in the Shriners’ philanthropic system of 22 hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Fracture clinics have been added at a number of other Shriners hospitals since then. Since the 1920’s, Shriners hospitals have treated children with serious orthopedic and chronic conditions such as scoliosis, club-foot, and cerebral palsy. The addition of the fracture clinic has been a popular addition and proves to be serving a definite need.

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John Robertson October was full of fun and excitement to match the colors of the fall foliage. We enjoyed our Stated Meeting at Percy’s by having a lot of camaraderie with the company of a few of our Special Lady’s (Carol Allen, Linda Hansen and Barbara Purcell), Halloween decorations, Laughter, door prizes and just plain good old-fashioned fun. Our President Jeff Duty and the officers of the Club made sure everything went off without any glitches. One thing we discovered was that if you got to draw a raffle ticket from the jar you had a better than 90% chance of drawing your own number. We enjoyed the company of Noble Michael and Lady Jana Castelan from San Mateo California who have just moved to the Inland NW to enjoy the wonderful outdoors and they are looking to enjoy participating with El Katif. I am sure we will see them at many of the coming functions. Some of our Nobles have already started to migrate to the South for the warm sun in the desert while we enjoy the warmth of the fireplaces and Spirits (some of which are Halloween Spirits). We enjoyed the Fall Auction and Mascarade party at the Mirabeau…. Some amazing costumes, excellent auction items and some funds raised to help make a difference in what we do. Our President Jeff reminded me that today is the future and that what we do and participate in today is what will make the future brighter and better for those that follow us. If you see something we can do better don’t be afraid to bring it someone’s attention, be on a committee, lend a hand in helping make the changes or even to make things happen. Let’s all work together and make the differences we all know are important for our Fraternity and Philanthropy. Hope to see you in November at the Salute to Veterans, SSSC meeting on Nov 15th (All are welcome so come join us for fun and laughter.) and our Ceremonial at the end of November. We hope you all had a great Halloween and that the Thanksgiving Holiday brings you smiles and laughter with your families and friends. Until we meet again. “Dig your well before you are thirsty.” Harvey Mackay

Have you seen the latest and greatest pics from fun El Katif activities? Check them out at: www.flickr.com/photos/elkatif/albums elkatif.org

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Brad Wood The Okanogan Valley Shrine Club met October 8th with a good turnout and it was very nice to see our liaison Justin Hughes. We had filed a missing persons report on him. It sounds like he had a very busy summer aiding the firefighting efforts. We got an update on Levi Kimberling’s recovery as well as news that Noble Ken Neal injured himself. It appears that Ken took free flying lessons off his ladder and although he soared briefly he had a rather hard landing with a broken shoulder blade and staples in his head. Ken does a tremendous job for us by selling raffle tickets, helping with the parade as well as being a darn good auctioneer for our Blue Lodge Auction. Get well Kenny! We made plans to finish siding Noble Allan Fisher’s shop. He has had a tough year with the return of cancer. We got an update from Justin with news from the Pote. It looks like we are going to step up our support for the transportation fund. We also got a further update on our final results of the Raffle Fund Raiser. It was the best year ever! A lot of hard work goes into making this a success and no one works harder than our president Noble Gordie Cockle. I have suggested the idea of Gordie being our “president for life”….he seems reluctant. We will be sending a small contingency of Nobles and Ladies to the Annual Auction. My Lady Gail and I will be travelling and will miss this year….poor planning on our part. Guess who forgot to set up a Facebook Page for our Club. Apparently the old memory is not what it once was! We will get er done…..so look for it. As we head into the winter months take care and make sure to take “baby steps” when it is slick out!


Ryan Leonard

Greeting Nobles! Fall is in full swing! I hope you are enjoying the season as much as I am. Were you able to figure out who October’s famous actor/actress is? The answer is…Carroll O’Connor. And now, November’s famous actor/actress. She was born October 17, 1918. She achieved fame during the 1940s and appeared in 61 films over 37 years. She appeared in the 1944 Technicolor musical Cover Girl with Gene Kelly. She also appeared in the 1946 film noir Gilda, opposite Glenn Ford. In 1980, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which contributed to her death at age 68. Do you think you know who this actress is? The answer will be revealed in December. The Actors are looking forward to performing in the Hot Sands ceremonial on Saturday, November 17. We look forward to not only performing for El Katif, but also for several other Shrine temples throughout our region. We hope to have a full house as we welcome several new Shriners into our order. Finally, 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.

Warm Up With Some Mulled Wine!

Ingredients 4 cups apple cider 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon 1/4 cup honey 2 cinnamon sticks 1 orange, zested and juiced 4 whole cloves 3 star anise 4 oranges, peeled, for garnish

Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and star anise in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel to each and serve.

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Gary Van Dyke Meeting was held at the Colfax Golf Club and attended by 21 members. Dinner was prime rib and all the trimmings. The cooks and those helping welcomed us back. The next meeting will be at the Feeding Station in Tekoa on November 14th. There was discussion about having our December get together in Colfax at the Golf Club instead of Harvester in Spangle. Our Liaison Gary Wood reported on the following: Spooktacular Fall Auction is October 27th, 2018 at Mirabeau Park Hotel. Doors open at 4pm for the silent auction. There are both a silent and live auction. Hollis Jamison is going to make an auction gift. Whitman County voted to buy a table for $280. Don’t forget to RSVP with El Katif 509 624 2762. Fall Ceremonial is on November 17th, 2018 at the Centennial Hotel, in Spokane, WA. This is formally the Red Lion at The Park. Ask for Shrine rate of $109 plus fees and tax, 509 326 8000. The El Katif Temple is joined by Calam, Gizeh, and Masada. Hollis Jamison told everyone that 2 candidates he brought in and paid for had been forgotten. This has been brought to the attention of Shrine Office and is being taken care of. A moment of silence was held for Joan Berdal who passed away on September 26th. The Golf Club Crew was brought in and thanked for a great dinner.

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Ada Anderson Welcome to the month of November and the start of the Holiday Season with Family and Friends. Just think of all the fellowship, friendship and fun to be had by all! The month of October ended on a busy note for the members of El Karnak Temple No. 6, Daughters of the Nile. Our Supreme Majesty Shirley Henley of the Supreme Temple Daughters of the Nile, was in Spokane for her Official Visit to El Karnak Temple No. 6 on October 27, 2018. The Fabulous Drummers from Sapphira Temple in Helena, Montana performed for our marches. There was a great turnout of members and we had delicious food prior to the Official Visit. We will have our stated meeting on November 13, 2018 with lunch at 11:30 am and the meeting at 1 pm. We will be celebrating Thanksgiving at the luncheon. Now you surely do not want to miss all this great food and friendship! We meet at the Manito Masonic Temple, 2715 South Grand Boulevard, Spokane. At this meeting we will be collecting donations for the Christmas Gift to the hospital in December. Cash is requested by the hospital. Any monetary amount is welcomed. There will be a Card Making Party on November 14, 2018 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Sans Souci Club House, 3231 West Boone Avenue, Spokane, Washington. Bring brown bag lunch and dessert and beverages will be provided Bring a friend and your favorite adhesive, scissors and foam mounting tape. Please RSVP by Sunday, November 11, 2018 to PR Monique Hill at 509-238-4232. El Karnak Temple No. 6, Spokane, Washington invites you to SAVE THE DATE - August 27-29, 2020 for 2020 NW Daze in the Land of Silver, Lakes and Lilacs at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Couer d’Alene, Idaho. Come enjoy summer daze at the Playground of the Northwest at world renowned destination overlooking a stunning alpine lake in a quaint, friendly downtown lakeside. You can play the world’s only floating green, escape to the Spa or lounge by the infinity pool. Friday evening will include a dinner cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. It will be a most memorable and magical experience. BEING THANKFUL We are thankful for the basics; clothing, food and warm homes; the rest is a real bonus. We are thankful for work, play and the treasured people who make these experiences richer and very meaningful to us! HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO THE LADIES OF THE HOUSEHOLD AND THEIR FAMILIES!

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November Events Sunday

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Veterans Day

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Veterans Day

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Greeters mtg

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WCSC mtg

Directors Staff tbd

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Thanksgiving

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NSSC mtg

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Clayton Emerson Walter Haig Ed Williams Kevin Holling Joe Diciolla

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Herb Postlewait

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William Ken drick Leo Sou cy

Edward Booker

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Joh n Hoffmann David Askey Th omas Sh irk

Th omas Hodges Th omas Williams

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William Mu sgrove James Abajian

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Floyd Klin ken berg Don ald Barker Kevin Geris

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Alph onso Con etto

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Don Rein bold

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Allen En gen Th omas Felton Dou glas Morgan Ron ald Tee Jay Smith

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Ran dall Kimberling

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Jon Lin d Gordie Cockle Fred Nowlan d

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Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas!

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Stated mtg

Greeters mtg

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WCSC mtg

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Robert Holling Ken Massender

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Robert Lobdell

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James Babb Kurt Kimberling

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John Ritter Leon Vostrez Robert Valentine

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Michael Holland James Walesby Joseph Baird

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Ken n eth Nicoles

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Jimmie Stu tzman

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Ern est Marlow Pau l Gu stin Joseph McMich ael Roy Breedlove

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Joseph Ku h ns David Bu rn h am

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James Ran ey Terry Reed

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Daryl Miller Allen Fish er Ron Cockle Bren dan Mon roe

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Claren ce Brown Harvey Tripp David Klosterman

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Brett Westerman

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