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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

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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: Zip:

City: Home Phone:

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Initiation Fee . . . . . . . . . $ 50.00 Dues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 115.00 Fez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 50.00 Total $215.00

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From the POTE Illustrious Sir Tom Richardson

Nobles and Ladies, October has been as busy as September, and when you’re busy the time sure seems to fly by. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Illustrious Sir Mike Harper for filling in as our temporary Recorder. Mike has to fill some big shoes for El Katif Shriners. The month of October started off with our 1st Ladies Appreciation dinner and entertainment which was very well attended by the Nobles and their Ladies. Next Lady Cheryl and I hosted our Branson, Missouri Trip. The trip was fun and the ones traveling with us had a great time seeing musical stage shows, riding a WWII Duck, and doing an original paddle wheel boat ride with lunch and entertainment. Onto the 28th of October for the Blue Jeans & Bling Auction where we had a variety of items to buy, whether needed or for fun at the silent auction as well as the live auction. By the way, so many of you helped to make this auction a great success, especially Jim and Michele and their committee! The 1st of November is a special Tribute to Our Veterans at the El Katif Shriners Event Center. Hope you did not forget to RSVP with the office for dinner. Next is Veteran’s Day on the 11th as well as our Fall Ceremonial. The morning and early afternoon will be held at the El Katif Shriners Event Center. The evening event will be at the Mirabeau Park Hotel. Please RSVP with the Shrine office for the lunch and dinner. If you are interested in staying at the Hotel, the El Katif Shriner rate is $90.00 plus taxes (call The Mirabeau to reserve your room, 509-924-9000). The big turkey day is the 23rd of November. Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, we all have a lot to be Thankful for! December 6th is elections. The 11th is the Clubs and Units Party. Don’t forget to RSVP for the stated and C&U Party! The Animal’s Kids Christmas is the 15th. The 16th is our El Katif Christmas Party Ball. Watch out for Santa Claus on the 25th! Giddy Up Go! Takin’ Care of Business Illustrious Sir Tom Richardson Potentate of El Katif Shriners

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The Word Staff Mike Harper PP, Managing Editor Michelle Victoria, 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

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


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

It is an honor to be appointed as Recorder and to follow Ill. Sir Jay Smith. I wish Jay a good time in his retirement. I think all of you can reflect on this past year full of parades, picnics, Duck Race, El Katif Food Booth, Elephant Ears and the WSU Football game (Go Cougs). It would be difficult to total up the volunteer hours spent supporting these vital shrine events. Now that fall has arrived, we continued with the momentum with a great Ladies Appreciation Night at the stated meeting, the first annual EWU shrine football game (Go Eagles) and the Fall Auction. We owe our Chief Rabin Jim Stewart and his lady Michele, our sincere appreciation for their hard work for a successful Auction. Nobles of El Katif and their ladies came forward with a tremendous amount of donated items that made the auction a success. The November Stated meeting on 1 November will be the annual Salute to Veterans. The Legion of Honor has promised that this will be top notch show. Reservations for dinner need to be called in by 25 October. Please come out to support our Veterans; past, present and future. The next order of business on 11 November is the Fall Ceremonial under the direction of Ill. Sir Doug Morgan. The key ingredient to the Fall Ceremonial is getting new candidate petitions into the Office. The Fall Ceremonial is to honor the spring candidates as well as the new fall candidates. Check in time for the new candidates will be at 8:00am. The First Section will start at 8:30am which is open to the public. At 9:45am the new candidates and ladies will be transported to the Hospital for their tour. At 11:00am the candidates will be brought back to the Shrine center for the Second section, while the ladies stay at the Hospital for an extended tour. At 11:15am the second section will be begin. At the completion of the Second Section, and with their ladies returning from the hospital, a light lunch will be served at 12:30pm. During the lunch we are going to introduce each Club and Unit and provide a brief outline of what they do. We would highly recommend that each Club and Unit have representatives at the lunch in costume. At 2:00pm the morning session is complete and all are released to go to the Mirabeau Park Hotel for the evening activities. The evening will start at 5:30pm with a no-host social hour. We need your reservations for both the lunch and dinner by 8 November. We need to fill the ballroom to show support of our new candidates. Following dinner there will be live music for dancing. Then it will be time to relax and enjoy your time with family and friends for a well-deserved Thanksgiving holiday. Once again thanks to all of you for the time spent these past few months supporting our Temple and our Shrine Hospital for Children hospital fund raising activities. 3


William Richard White 09/11/1927 - 10/02/2017 Created a Shriner: 05/06/1958

Walter G. Bradshaw 06/23/1929 - 10/12/2017 Created a Shriner: 06/05/1981

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

Since I first started my articles, we have had many new Nobles join our ranks and I thought it would be good to let them know a bit of history of the Shrine. So this is for you new Nobles. The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, better known as the Shriners, was founded by 13 Masonic Brothers in 1870. Based on the principles of fun and fellowship, the fraternity was also dedicated to helping the lives of others. Through the 1920s, the Shrine supported various charities and philanthropies, but in 1920 the Shrine of North America voted to adopt it’s own philanthropy, the Shiners Hospital for Crippled Children. The first hospital, which would grow to be an International network of facilities, was opened in Shreveport, LA. in 1922. Today, Shriners Hospitals for Chlldren embraces 19 Orthopaedic hospitals and 3 burn institutes. The 22 Hospitals, 20 of which are located in the United States, one in Canada and one in Mexico City, were founded and are supported by the Shrine of North America. These Hospitals offer quality orthopaedic care and burn treatments to children up to the age of 18. All of this is free of charge. All children are eligible for treatment at a Shriners Hospital. That will do for the 1st installmant. I hope that I have enlightened you a little bit. God Bless You All and God Bless America! Tom Felton, Chaplian

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Howie Wynia

Well, here we are at 1 November, and time for our 18th Annual Presentation of the “MUSICAL SALUTE TO VETERANS” Show. How exciting is that? The Shrine Center Ballroom will be filled with people to Honor those who have put their lives on the line, serving in our Armed Forces, all over the World. Some of them may even still fit, or nearly fit into their Service Uniforms. I know that I can’t. So, I’ll wear my Shrine LOH Uniform instead. The rest of you can do the same. I hope you will be thrilled with our Special Guest Performer this year, Lt Col Hank Cramer, USA (Ret), who comes to us from the Methow Valley area of Washington, at Winthrop. Hank and his Guitar will entertain us with a few Patriotic selections, and you might even hear a little about his Family’s Military background. You will see a lot of Color from our National Flags, and the Flags of our Military Services, as they are flown throughout the room, and Uniforms from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars eras as they are Paraded around the room. You will be thrilled to honor our young people from the Air Force Jr ROTC, and Naval Sea Cadets, as they take part in the honors. I hope you will feel like Singing along with our Shrine Band and Shrine Chanters during their Patriotic presentations. The Fall Shrine Ceremonial on 11 November has a big part for the LOH to play. We do the Letters (AAONMS) during the First Section, and in the evening at the Fezzing Dinner at The Mirabeau Park Hotel, the LOH will do the Color Guard. Make sure that Adjutant Tom knows whether you are available. Don’t forget to attend our next Monthly LOH Dinner Meeting, on Monday, 13 November, at the Eagles Hall, at 5:30pm, when we will Vote for our 2018 Officers. Call Adjutant Tom for Reservations. It’s An Honor To Belong To The Legion Of Honor! Howie Wynia

Hank Cramer, Lt Col, USA (Ret), Guest Performer in our “Musical Salute To Veterans”

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Guy Fisher

The Nobles of Okanogan County Shrine have had a very busy summer. We pulled the caboose in the Oroville May Day parade, the Tonasket Rodeo and the Omak Stampede parade. We finished our raffle sales at the Okanogan County Fair in September. We again sold all our raffle tickets and the winners are: 1/2 beef- Rocky Devon from Oroville; 1/2 beef - Isabel Bouma, Blaine, Wa.; 1/2 hog - Leslie Thornton, Omak; 1/2 hog - Rich Schumacher, Okanogan; Lamb - Rosylyn Ray. Loomis and Four wheeler Sheena Kitterman, Tonasket . We now have $11,310.87 in our checking account and $1,491.42 in our saving account. Our Divan visit was at Gordie Cockles home in June, and the Omak Christmas Parade is coming up on December 9th. I have had some health problems in 2017 and 2018 doesn’t look that good health wise with some pinched nerves in my back which effects my legs and balance. I will need help getting the articles in the word each month when I cannot attend the meetings. Our next meeting is November 13th at the Koala Street Grill. Hope to see you then.

The Greeters presenting a check to the Spokane Shriners Hospitals for Children for $12,500 from the Lilac City Golf Tournament


Bob Valentine

Greetings Nobles – Our recent October Greeters meeting was well attended by 18 members and also 2 “soon to be” New Greeters, Greg Morgensen and Steve (Moss) Mossbarger. We sure appreciate their interest and we look forward to them getting involved with our Unit right away because they are anxious to get going with our primary mission at the Shriners Hospital for Children Spokane. Greeter Greg Kranich used his talents to compose a Promotional Video for recruiting new members, so we all viewed the testimonials of some of our members telling why they became Greeters or what they enjoy most about being Greeters. We all appreciated his efforts and approved of his Video. It offers us a good “tool” we can use to show other Nobles interested in joining our El Katif Unit. By now we have all viewed the Mandatory Flu video required for all Hospital Volunteers, so Please be sure to get your Flu Shot NOW if you have not done so yet! Also, at the meeting, Peter Brewer, our Hospital Administrator, updated us on the 3rd floor Outpatient Clinic area remodeling coming up & potential effects when we have Tours to conduct. September was a record setting month for Surgeries, Outpatient Clinic visits and Fracture Clinic visits. How long will it continue? Our Hospital has been doing an outstanding job for the region we serve and they all deserve your praise and Kudos when you have the opportunity to do so. Contact the Shrine Office to get your RSVP placed for the Musical Salute to Veterans on Nov.1st @ the Shriners Event Center. You are assured of enjoying a wonderful tribute to our many Military Veterans in our El Katif Temple and Spokane community. The Greeters will be busy in November for the Fall Ceremonial on November 11, greeting the new Candidates and providing the Hospital Tour for the New Nobles and their Ladies are only part of our duties for that event. Join in to welcome the New Nobles to El Katif Shrine in Spokane. CALLING ALL NOBLES --- Your help is needed to BE 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 7:30 to 2:00 PM – It is a very rewarding 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 on the 5th floor auditorium of the Hospital. 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!!! 9


Jeff Meyer

Warm greetings from the Columbia Basin Shrine Club (CBSC)! Our club conducted our Stated Meeting for October, on Friday, October 6th at our Shrine Center in Pasco, WA. President Kevin Swartz led the Nobles in Ladies in prayer, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Noble Ray Schulz. Our club were honored by the presence of El Katif Oriental Guide Roger Nelson who was accompanied by Lady Martha. A delicious dinner of BBQ chicken, cheesy potatoes and green beans was prepared by Noble (and chef) Russ Campbell. After dinner, President Kevin Swartz read a letter of appreciation from Angelique Heinzen, thanking the CBSC for our generous gift of $9000 to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children ®. In Angelique’s words: Your remarkable legacy of support tremendously impacts the care we are able to administer to thousands of children every year, and we remain very grateful for your continued philanthropic achievements and key support of our mission”. This month, our guest speaker was Rafael’ Romero, a Brother and émigré’ from Cuba. Rafael spoke about the history of Masonry in Cuba and the co-existence of Masonry during the Castro regime. Rafael’s family remains in Cuba but he is working to get them to the USA. Rafael’ is a new member of Kennewick Lodge #153 and has petitioned to become a member of El Katif! Oriental Guide Roger Nelson introduced his Lady Martha, after which he provided an update on El Katif activities: Nobles and Ladies were reminded of and encouraged to attend the Shriner’s Hospital Donor’s Appreciation Reception, held at the El Katif Shrine Temple on Friday October 13th (11am-1pm). Roger also reminded our Nobles and Ladies of the dates for “Blue Jeans and Bling (10/28), Salute to Vets (11/01) and Hot Sands (11/11). Roger stated the Salute to Vets is the most well attended event of the year and he encourages all Nobles and Ladies (most especially veterans) to attend. CBSC is sponsoring a free screening clinic, Saturday, October 21st, 10am to 2pm at Lourdes West Pasco Building, in Pasco WA. Noble Jim Hay is the clinic coordinator. Our next parade is the Veteran’s Day parade in West Richland on November 11th. Our next Stated Meeting will be on Friday, November 3rd. Until next month, Warmest Wishes for a fun-filled and safe Autumn; from the Nobles and Ladies of the Columbia Basin Shrine Club!


Doug Warnock

A costume contest was held to commemorate the Halloween season at the Blue Mountain Shrine Club’s dinner meeting on October 13 in Walla Walla. Noble President Gerald Taylor and Lady Carri Ann supervised the judging and presented the winners’ prizes. The costumes were many and varied indicative of the imagination and ingenuity of Blue Mountain Nobles and their Ladies. Noble John Stanford and Lady Barbara were declared winners with their costumes as sports fishermen. A group of local Shriners and Masons participated in a special memorial service earlier that day for Noble Bob Thomsen, who died at the age of 103. Led by Noble Kent Osborne, the group presented a thoughtful tribute to Noble Bob and the many years of his community leadership and service in the Walla Walla area. Bob originally came to Walla Walla after serving in the US Army in World War II and then completing advanced degrees in education. He became a faculty member, coached several sports and eventually became an administrator at Whitman College in Walla Walla. He was a valued mentor for many students and younger faculty members, because of his wisdom and his ability to work effectively with people. Noble Dave Campanella, High Priest and Prophet, and his lady, Brenda, met with the club as liaison from Illustrious Sir Tom Richardson’s Divan. Noble Dave gave a brief report on the Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane, indicating that the hospital continues to expand its staff and services in order to better meet the medical needs of the children in the area. The fracture clinic is very busy and is meeting a definite need in the Spokane area. Noble Al Conetto reported that Blue Mountain Nobles are inviting other Masons to join with them in riding in the Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown Walla Walla, which will be at 11:00 a.m. on November 11. The Shriner’s Cycle Patrol will not be riding their motorcycles in the parade, but there will be an adequate number of vehicles to provide seats for all who wish to take part. Noble President Gerald Taylor challenged Nobles to bring guests to the dinner meetings. He suggests Shriners provide their friends and relatives the opportunity to get to know who the Shriners are and what they stand for. Guests don’t have to be prospective members, but can just come and have an enjoyable time with the Shrine Club.


John Robertson, PP

November is upon us and snow isn’t far off. We hope you all survived the Tricker-treaters this year. We are planning on getting the Red Cadillac out this next spring. It won’t be long and the St Patrick’s Day parade will be upon us. We need every Noble and their family to spread the word about our fraternity and philanthropy so we can encourage more good men to become Freemasons and Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. If you know of a Master Mason that could be a good Shriner then please talk with them and see if we can’t get them in as part of our Fall Ceremonial this year. It will be on November 11th. Make sure you get out and help support the Ceremonial by being there in person. We need to make sure to encourage all of the New Nobles that they have joined a group of fine men that want to have some fun while bringing more awareness to the Philanthropy we support. It is not what the Shrine can do for you but rather What can you do for the Shrine and the Philanthropy. At each of the stated meeting there are usually a couple of us Mobileers around helping serve lavations so ask us about helping in getting the Red Cadillac out on the road next year.

Kurt Kimberling, PP

The Fair is over, the Appreciation dinner is complete, and the parade vehicles have been put away for the season. Our Appreciation dinner was well attended, and everybody raved about the food. Our Hospital Administrator gave an impassioned speech extolling the virtues of what the Moonies mean to the Hospital patients, staff and Shrine. Our President Jim spoke eloquently about our past present and future. Speaking of the future, a new slate of officers for the New Year has been nominated. Try to ensure that you attend our next meeting to vote these individuals in and continue to maintain our momentum. Time is running out for this years Christmas Shopping! We have a wonderful opportunity to fix that problem by attending El Katifs’ Blue Jeans and Bling fall Auction! Make sure you make a reservation and enjoy the evening. The annual Tribute to Veterans is going to be the 1st of November, The Fall Ceremonial is going to be the 11th of Nov. and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We will again support the by Temple by transporting both the Candidates and their wives to and from the hospital. Until next time, keep turning left.

Yours in the Faith


Donna Fisher John Robertson, PP

Wow, what happened to October? Warm summer days turned into longer colder nights in a hurry this year. The colors of the leaves have turned to beautiful colors of Autumn and Jack frost is nipping at our noses. Our monthly stated Club meeting was held on our normal third Thursday and we had one of the most interesting meetings of the year. Our entertainment was that of one of the finest Belly Dancers in the NW. The Nobles of the SSSC will be inspired for another great year of running to parades, helping out at the fair, selling Duck Race tickets and support El Katif in any way possible. We love to have fun and we enjoy spreading the Word about our Fraternity and the Philanthropy we support. We even had several Nobles make it out to the Fall Auction to help support the Temple bring in a little more dough. It is that time of year that we need to remember to help one another in getting to meetings as the weather turns cold and the skies darken earlier in the day. Let’s all work together and enjoy the Comradery and laughs together. Make sure you make it out to our Tribute to Veterans on November 1st and to the Ceremonial on Veterans Day, November 11th. Celebrate together and be revitalized by the 1st section. Do you remember what was said the day you became a Shriner? We look forward to seeing you out there. Yours in the Faith

Happy Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving! Congratulations to our newly elected princess Lady Maggie Newsome. Our clownery will be looking into face painting over the holidays. Our Christmas potluck will be at our December 5th meeting at 5:30 and family and friends are invited to attend. Our meeting to follow at 7:00 at the Millwood Masonic Center. January is our dark month and elections are in February.

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest, yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.


Whitman County Shrine Club (WCSC) Stated Meeting October 11th 2017 Secretary: Gary Van Dyke Meeting was held at the Rialto in St. John, Washington. There were 26+ Nobles and their Ladies present. The food was excellent, with fried fish and chips and fried chicken and chips. The next meeting will be at LaCrosse, WA. at LaCrosse CAFE. Please RSVP Jeff Wood at 509 569 3413. New WCSC shirts with new design were presented and many bought by Nobles and Ladies. President Jeff Wood introduce his Lady Christina and introduced our Liaison Jon Lind and wife Sue. Liaison Jon Lind discussed the following: • Duck Race has shown a profit. • Jay Smith has retired and Mike Harper is the interim recorder. Events: • October 28th Blue Jeans and Bling at Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley. Cost is $35 per person or a table of eight for $280. WCSC decided on a table of eight. Those signing for table were decided at meeting. Hollis and Helen Jamison have made two animals (Cougar and Buffalo), along with items in each animal for WCSC donation to the auction. A big thanks to Hollis and Helen for all they do. • November 1st is the Salute to veterans at 6p.m. in Shrine Event Center. • November 11th is the Fall Ceremonial. Daytime starting at 8:30a.m. at Shrine Event Center. See word for added information. Ron Wachter discussed the Whitman County Fair. We made $200 on the Saturday breakfast and will be an added event again next year. We will be adding chili hot dogs next year. We are short about $2,000 from last year’s fair.

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Ada Anderson

Honoring Our Veterans On Veterans Day We Honor All Who Answered To A Service Call. Soldiers Young And Soldiers Old Fought For Freedom, Brave And Bold. Some Have Lived, While Others Died. And All Of Them Deserve Our Pride. We’re Proud Of All Soldiers Who Kept Thinking Of Red, White And Blue. They Fought For Us And All Our Rights. They Fought Through Many Days And Nights. And Though We May Not Know Each Name, We Thank All Veterans Just The Same! Come and enjoy the friendship and fellowship of El Karnak Temple No. 6, Daughters of the Nile.

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Ben Benninghoff, Master Mason, dedicating a tombstone for a Civil War Veteran in Wallace, Idaho.

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I AM A SHRINER FOR LIFE by Keith Deaton

I became a Shriner because it was in my DNA. I was exposed to the Masonic way of life early. My father and mother were very involved in our small town’s Masonic and Eastern Star lodges. My father was the Master of the small Masonic lodge in the 1940’s and they were Worthy Matron and Patron of the Eastern Star at one time. My father joined the Shrine in 1950. He and many other Masons walked the burning sands in Pasco, Washington. The El Katif Temple, headquartered in Spokane, Washington, put on these ceremonies with many Masons joining. My father was a big supporter of the hospital in Spokane, Washington. He was one of the first members of the Shrine Mounted Patrol. I can remember that we would always go the Ice Capades, sponsored by the Shriners, in Spokane after Christmas. The early ice arena was old and cold. The City of Spokane finally built a larger, newer coliseum to stage many events like the Ice Capades. The wheat farmers, who were Shriners in the small lodges around Spokane, would donate a truck load of wheat to the hospital each year. Then they would have a convoy of trucks going to Spokane and the Hospital. It was a great fund raiser and good advertising for the Hospital. When my older brother turned 21, he was initiated into the Masonic Lodge in our small town. Our father sat in the east and presided over all three degrees from memory. My brother later joined the Shrine Temple in Seattle. My 21st birthday present was a petition to the Masonic Lodge. My father did the same for me as he had done for my brother and sat in the east for all three degrees. It just took me longer to become a Shriner. Slow learner!! Today, I proudly wear his fez. I enjoy the opportunity to help transport children from our area to the Hospital in our Club’s van. “That is why I am a Shriner;” plus, many other reasons. I am always pleased and honored to tell anyone and everyone the story of our great mission, Shriners Hospitals for Kids. Thanks to all who join in this great effort for kids!

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Shrine office closed

November 2017  
November 2017  
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