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Spring Ceremonial Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Petition for Initiation and Membership EL KATI F SHRI NERS

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To the Illustrious Potentate, Officers, and Nobles of El Katif Temple situated in the Oasis of Spokane, Desert of Washington, I, First name



Last Name

hereby declare that I am a Master Mason in good standing in __________________________________ Lodge#__________________________ located at __________________________________________________ which is a Lodge recognized by or in amity with the conference of Grand Masters of North America. Furthermore, I have resided at my current address for not less that 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:



Home Phone:

Cell Phone:

Birth Date:


Company Name and Position: Company Address, City, State and Zip: Work Phone:


Spouces Name:

Today's Date:

Candidate Signature: Recommended and Vouched for on the Honor of Noble: 1st Noble: Print Name



Print Name



2nd Noble:

Initiation Fee. . . . . . . Dues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total

$50.00 $115.00 $50.00 $215.00

Member #:

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From the POTE Illustrious Sir Tom Richardson

Greetings to all Nobles and Ladies, The year is off to a 50 – 50 start with some snow still left. The bad weather has shown up a few days inbetween. Thanks to the ground hog, winter is now finally coming to a close. The robins have arrived in our area and the grass is starting to green up, along with the weeds too... Now that the snow has finally disappeared now it’s time for the spring work to begin. The Divan has been very busy with official visits and the start of parade season. Our Ladies were hard at work with their first fundraiser, the Shabby Chic Sale, for the Shriners Event Center. Their fundraiser went over well for the first time. We have been going hard since January, and April is not going to let up. We have a busy month ahead of us with screening clinics, official visits with Columbia Basin Shrine Club and Pomeroy Shrine Club, and closing out the month with our Spring Ceremonial on the 29th. Official visitations are very rewarding, as we have a chance to meet up with friends that we have not seen for a while, plus it gives us an opportunity to make a few new friends along the way. Ceremonials are about as fun as it gets for us, as we welcome and meet new Nobles and their Ladies as they begin their adventure in the Shrine with such uplifting attitudes and eagerness to help kids. While talking about the Hot Sands Ceremonial, Nobles are working hard to bring in more candidates. Don’t let up Nobles! Keep striving for more! A great time will be had under the direction of Illustrious Sir Doug Morgan’s guidance. He’s put together a great program where the Clubs and Units, along with their parade stock, will show off what they do, not just for El Katif but also for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Parade season is underway and the hard work we do pays off when our clubs and units are seen in the parades that we take part in. We arrive early and stay late. We wear our Fez before and after the parades to show the public who we are and that we enjoy what we do. Lady Cheryl and I are excited to announce that more fun is to be had this summer. We have planned a mini trip to Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop from August 11th – 13th where you can go on a horse drawn hay ride, go hiking, ride mountain bikes, golf, go for a swim, fish or just kick back and relax. On our way home on the 13th we will be joining with the Okanogan Shrine Club at the Omak Stampede Parade and staying for the final day of the Omak Stampede Rodeo. Then this fall on October 9th – 15th, we will be heading to Branson, Missouri, the home of country music for more fun. My Lady and I invite you all to come join us. Search the Word for more details on our trips. Thank you for your help and continued support this year. Until next time…

Giddy Up Go! Takin’ Care of Business!


The Word Staff Jay Smith PP, Magaging Editor Chase Abbott, Editor DIVAN Potentate Chief Rabban Assistant Rabban High Priest & Prophet Oriental Guide Recorder Treasurer First Ceremonial Master Second Ceremonial Master Ceremonial Director Marshal Captain of the Guard Outer Guard

Tom Richardson Jim Stewart Jon Lind Dave Campanella Roger Nelson Jay Smith, P.P. Kurt Kimberling, P.P. Justin Hughes Gary Wood Doug Morgan, P.P. Roy Clark Jeff Lane Eric Thompson

SHRINE UNIT REPORTERS Actors Ryan Leonard Animals Hank Shafer Band Chuck Wetmore Chanters Ken Massender Clowns Chuck Humes Directors Staff George Rotas Greeters Bob Valentine Mobile Unit John Robertson Provost Guard Ken Massender Oriental Band Von Chimienti

SHRINE CLUB REPORTERS 1899 Club Jerry Schieche Blue Mountain Doug Warnock Columbia Basin Jeff Meyer Legion of Honor Howard Wynia Moonshriners Kurt Kimberling, P.P. North Spokane Herb Postlewait Northeast Washington Dan Bryant Okanogan County Guy Fisher Pomeroy Jim Kirkpatrick Shurtah Club Tom Felton South Spokane Rod Higgins Whitman County Gary Van Dyke BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tom Richardson, Chairman Jim Stewart, Jon Lind, Dave Campanella, Roger Nelson, Kurt Kimberling PP, Jay Smith PP

IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Tom Richardson Potentate Jim Stewart Chief Rabban Jon Lind Assistant Rabban Dale Hearn Past Potentate (Emeritus) Duke Pappenheim Colorado Representative Roger Gehrig Colorado Representative SPOKANE SHRINERS HOSPITALS for Children 911 West 5th, P.O. Box 2472 Spokane, WA 99210-2472 Phone: 455-7844


POTENTATE’S AIDES Chris Tee, Jim Heebink, Ken Massender, Jesse Pew, and Randy Kimberling POTENTATE’S SPECIAL AIDES Doug Baker, Kevin Geris, Fred Nowland CHAPLAIN Tom Felton DIRECTOR OF CLUBS AND UNITS Gary Van Dyke, Jim Ball PAGEANT DIRECTOR Barry Newman, Dylan Newman PUBLIC RELATIONS Roger Nelson, Eric Thompson, Brett Westerman PARADE MARSHAL Jerry Combs, Dale Abrams AMBASSADOR AT LARGE Glenn Hodge, Bruce Keyser, Dylan Newman

UNIT PRESIDENTS Actors Dale Hearn, P.P. Animals Hank Shafer Band Stu Slinger Chanters Ken Massender Clowns Mel Neil Directors Staff George Rotas Greeters Curly Werner Mobile Unit Jim Heebink Provost Guard Ken Massender Oriental Band Von Chimienti, P.P.

CLUB PRESIDENTS 10 Gallon Tom Rousseau 1899 Club Brice Williams Blue Mountain Gerald Taylor Columbia Basin Kevin Swartz Legion of Honor Gene Lane Legion of Honor Detach. Floyd Johnson, P.P. Moonshriners Jim Tourtillotte North Spokane Scott Fiedler Northeast Washington Glenn Hodge Okanogan Gordie Cockle Pomeroy Dick Martin Shurtah Jeff Lane South Spokane Jeff Duty Whitman County Jeff Wood

THE WORD of El Katif Temple (USPS 626360) is published monthly (except July and August) for $1 per year by El Katif Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., 7217 W. Westbow Blvd. Spokane, WA 99224. Periodical postage paid at Spokane, WA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to, “THE WORD” El Katif Temple, 7217 W. Westbow Blvd. Spokane, WA 99224. Phone: (509) 624-2762 Fax (509) 624-8333 E-mail:

The Recorder’s Ramblings... Ill Sir Jay Smith, PP Nobles and Ladies, Well, I sure hope that spring is finally here. We have one parade under our belt, which was the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The crazy thing was that I had to take the Shrine tractor out to the Airway Heights barn and remove 3 ½ feet of snow away from the front doors so that we could get our parade vehicles out of the shed. I don’t think that has happened in a long time! The Potentate and Divan are getting busy with their official visits in the month of April. We will be traveling to Columbia Basin Shrine Club on April 7th. We always have a wonderful time with our Columbia Basin Shriners. And on the 19th we will meet up with the Pomeroy Shrine Club. We are definitely looking forward to meeting with them. El Katif will also be holding Screening Clinics in April at various locations. Your point of contacts for times and locations will be Curly Werner and Jim Hay. The biggest event for April is our Spring Hot Sands Ceremonial on April 29th at the Event Center. Nobles, please get your new candidates signed up so that we can read their petitions at our April Stated Meeting. At this point I know of a possibility of nine candidates. I really hope that we can vote on more at the Stated Meeting. Our Ceremonial Director, Illustrious Sir Doug Morgan is working very hard to put on a wonderful program. This will be an opportunity for you as members of the various clubs and units to recruit new Nobles. You will also have the opportunity to pull out your parade vehicles and show them off. Remember, this is about having fun and showing the new candidates and their ladies how we have fun. Nobles, membership is crucial to the success of El Katif. I would like to share with you some statistics about our El Katif membership. We currently have 775 members. Our average age of membership is 68 years of age. Of those 775 members, 450 members are 68 and older. With just this statistic alone, our future looks scary. Last year the Black Camel hit us very hard. Nobles, we need to be replacing the Nobles that we are losing to the Black Camel. So, please keep membership in the back of your minds at all times. The future of El Katif depends on this. Nobles, have a great April and Giddy Up Go!

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Chaplain’s Corner Tom Felton

Ill Sirs and Nobles all, I am sorry that I didn’t get an article in last month, but 2017 has not started out good for me. I will try to be more diligent in the coming months, if I can stay out of the hospital for a day or two. This is the month that spring is supposed to arrive fully. I’ll believe it when I can get back on my bike for more than 10 minutes. Has this been a year or what? I hope you all made it through winter without injury or health problems. My wonderful wife plowed us out several times and a neighbor, Jerry Combs, took up the slack when needed with his plow. Thank you, Jerry. Ill Sir Tom is doing a great job. He and Cheryl have been very busy keeping El Katif running like a well oiled machine. I am so pleased with the both of them. I’m also very pleased with how the Nobility has stepped up and assisted him. I know he is also happy with you all. Keep it up guys.

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May God keep us safe and well. God bless us and God bless America.

Jim Kirkpatrick Nobles, Our little Shrine Club finally had a second meeting of the year and again it was at the lovely home of Noble Bob Cox and his Lady Resa.  We had a good turnout and everyone enjoyed a great potluck dinner.  Thanks again Bob and Resa for your hospitality.  Bob gave us the Treasurers report and stated that our drive netted $6,600.00 which enables us to make a nice donation to the patient fund.  Our new Liaison Noble Jim Stewart and his Lady 4

Michele were able to join us and we certainly appreciate the long drive that they made to join us. Welcome to our club!  We learned of the “Bling” auction, we’re invited to attend it and encouraged to bring a non Shriner.  The raffle sounds awesome and apparently everyone has a great time attending the event at the Mirabeau.  There has been a 16 week study about what our hospital needs in Spokane and whether or not to have a new hospital or use another facility there. Multi care and new services are being discussed.  We will meet again in April and hope to see all of you there.

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


George Rotas Well we are off and running. We had our first parade of the season. It was a success, a bit cold but we did it. Now we still need folks to work the fair selling Duck Race tickets; more to come on this down the line. The big event we have for this month is the Hot Sands Ceremonial. We have a big part in this, we need help and lots of it. I am having a social get together on Sunday, April 23rd at the Shrine Center. I have a lot of info to get out to you all. We are going to talk about the ceremonial, and what we need. We’ll also be talking about our summer cook out. We will meet at 3:00pm, eat at four. We’ll also have a guest speaker; you’ll have to come to find out who it is. Jerry will be sending out the menu so please call and RSVP. We are having a problem of getting enough folks to show, so please come. The Potentate and his Lady will also be there. NOW WE HAVE A LOT OF PARADES COMING UP. I would love to see the Calliope full, it would look good for us. Some of the upcoming parades are: Rosalia, Saturday, June 3rd; Fairfield, Saturday, June 10th; Medical Lake, Saturday, June 17th. See my next article in the May issue for the times. Remember, our Ladies can only ride in the

With our busy parade schedule before you know it Summer P.N.S.A. will be here. I know my Lady Chris and I are going over to Seattle Area for it. It’s going to be a lot of fun! Also the P.N.S.C.A. for the clowns will be going at the same time. I’ll have a lot going on as I’m a judge for the competition this year. Let me know if you’re planning on going. It’s going to take a lot of communication to make this happen, so please come to the meeting on the 23rd so we can start planning accordingly. We need everyone’s help to have a successful parade season. Remember it’s not what the Shrine can do for you, but what can you do for the Shrine? You’re a part of the best philanthropy there is, so take pride and let’s get out there and do all we can for the kids.

Jeff Meyer Columbia Basin Shrine Club conducted their Stated Meeting on March 3rd, 2017 at the Columbia Basin Shrine Club in Pasco, WA. A delicious dinner was prepared and served by Noble Russ Campbell and consisted of Chicken Parmesan, Zita, Ceasar Salad, Bread Sticks, Brownie (chocolate or white frosting). Thank you Noble Russ! Noble Jeff Meyer reported the club raffle is underway and he is the point of contact for tickets.  Noble Robert Morrow provided a parades update and reminded everyone parade season is growing closer.  The first parade will be in Waitsburg, WA on Saturday, May 20th.  Robert is seeking club input on taking the club to Washtucna, WA for their 4th of July parade.  Robert believes we would be very well received and much appreciated. 

Well that’s about it for now. I want to wish all of you that may have a birthday a big “HAPPY BIRTHDAY“  and you love birds a big “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY“. So till we meet President Kevin Swartz down the road again lets announced building upgiddy up and go! grades were approved

by the governing board. Improvements are scheduled for April 2017 and will address the stairs, bathrooms and carpeting.  The work is being overseen by Noble Farrell Clontz.  In other announcements, Noble Ray Schulz reported CBSC won the guided fishing trip raffle at the George Jones bust dedication.  The trip is being raffled within the club; 50 tickets for sale at $10 each.  Drawing to be held when all the tickets are sold.  Special Guest and guide Brian Bell provided information on his services; there are many options for fishing trips (for four people) and there is also a $250 gift certificate that goes along with the prize.  Proceeds from the raffle will be returned to the CBSC General Fund at GESA.  Noble Ray Schulz is in-charge of this activity. Oriental Guide Roger Nelson spoke briefly about the screening clinic, which is April 1st in Richland.  He also reminded everyone about Hot Sands at El Katif, which will be on April 29th.  It was great to see Noble Roger and Lady Martha! Potentate, Illustrious Sir Tom Robertson spoke briefly about his planned Potentate’s trip to Branson, MO and a “minitrip” to Methow Valley with lodging at the Sun Mountain Resort and to participate in the Omak Stampede (among other activities).  It was great to see Illustrious Sir Tom and Lady Cheryl and special honor to have them at our meeting.


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 Contact Tom Richardson ASAP to RSVP for the hay ride & dinner. Peak Season Activities fill up quickly! Sunday: Parade and Omak Stampede Omak Stampede tickets: Call El Katif Office 509-624-2762 ASAP for further information. Tickets are going fast!

Kurt Kimberling, PP Spring is here at last, at least for a day or two! This past month we have braved all kinds of weather to promote the Shrine in our way. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade went off without too much trouble. It seems that the GAOTU has a sweet spot in his heart for Shri-

Howie Wynia It seems odd to be sitting here in the middle of a snow storm and be writing my April article and be talking about “April Showers” possibly coming. Such is life in Spokane. Don’t forget to call in your Reservations to Adjutant Tom, for our monthly Legion Of Honor dinner meeting on Monday, 10 April at 6:00pm at the Eagle’s Hall. Com-

ners, as it’s said, “It never rains on a Shrine parade.” However, I think we can all probably remember a couple of times when a couple of inches of partly cloudy fell on our parades. We got some press this year as a couple of our guys made it to the small screen on Channel 4 (see the picture). This was a great start to new parade season that is sure to be gone too soon. Our Potentate, Tom Richardson, with his Lady Cheryl along with several memmander Gene is looking forward to greeting all of you, and talking over plans for our annual Potentate and Divan Official Visit in May, and our summer program ideas. Adjutant Tom, who leads the Legion of Honor Uniformed Rifle Squad at the Military Cemetery in Medical Lake, is in need of more LOH Volunteers to take part in Honoring our Departed Veterans. Please let Tom know you are available to be on call when needed. Training is done at the Cemetery.

bers of the Divan visited us for their Official Visit in March. The Official Visit gave us time to talk with

the Pote and the Divan about the coming year, our concerns and also an opportunity for the leadership of the Shrine to see and appreciate just exactly what the Moonies do. We’re not all pretty faces you know, and our work contributions to the Kathy and I will be leaving soon to spend Easter in Albuquerque, NM with our son and family, on our way to Corpus Christi, TX for the Annual International Assn. Legions of Honor Convention / Reunion that I have been planning and programming all year, and will be the Master of Ceremonies while there. We are really looking forward to representing El Katif, along with Tom & Shirley Upchurch from 19 - 23 April. Int’l Commander Gilbert Medina of Al Amin Shrine has an amazing “Navy Themed”

Hospital are our major mission. Of course having a good time with our families and playing with the ’35 /RV/etc. are right up there too. Pote Tom had a great message and thoroughly enjoyed meeting with us as we did as well. He spoke about his vision for the coming year and how the Moonies can help make it all happen. Now that decent weather is a little more reliable we can get ready for our next parades and prepare for the many summer activities that our President Jim has planned for us. As our Pote says, “Giddy Up Go!” Convention planned, (not bad for an Army guy) partially on board the USS Lexington, berthed there. The Imperial Potentate, Imperial Oriental Guide and the Imperial Chaplain, and their Ladies will be our Guests of Honor. Don’t forget to get your Masonic Brothers signed up to take part in the El Katif Spring Ceremonial Hot Sands on Saturday, 29 April at the Shrine Center. Lets “GIDDY UP GO”!!!

Spread the joy! Ask someone you know to become a Shriner 7


8:00am: Check in at the Shriners Event Center 8:45am: Depart for Hospital Tour 9:00-10:15am: Hospital Tour (includes photograph of attendees) 10:15-10:30am: Enroute to Event Center 10:15-11:30am: Ladies remain at the hospital for extended tour 10:30-10:45am: Break (Mobile Unit Fez plays music) 10:45-11:45am: 1st Section Performed 11:30-11:45am: Ladies enroute to Event Center 11:45-1:15pm: Lunch & Orientations (El Katif Band plays during lunch from 12:00-12:30) 1:15-1:30pm: Break (Mobile Unit Fez plays music) 1:30-2:30pm: 2nd Section Performed 1:30-2:30pm: Presentation for the Ladies at the Event Center 2:30-2:45pm: Break/New Shriners Recover (Mobile Unit Fez plays music) 2:45-4:15pm: “Round Robin” of Rolling Stock displayed with Club/Unit orientation. Including the Ladies 4:15-5:00pm: Fezzing Presentation 5:00-6:00pm: Refreshments, socialize, and depart

March Stated Meeting

Thank you, Ada, for a memorable speech!


Whitman County Shrine Club Official Visit

Hank Shafer Spring is soon upon us and with that means we will be out and about in the community. Thank you to all of the Nobles that participated in the St. Patty’s Day Parade. I understand it was a huge success.  The Shriners have several parades coming up so let’s make sure to keep our participation

going. Our next parade, the Junior Lilac Parade,  is May 13 and begins at 10:00 am.  We will coordinate in the next few weeks to see who plans to participate.  For a schedule of other parades, please go to As most of you may know, our brother Bill Haedt has gone to the Celestial Lodge above. Bill was initiated on June 5, 1989, passed on September 25, 1989 and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on October 30, 1989. He was a Past

Master of Oriental Lodge #74 and a member of the Eastern Washington Lodge of Research. Bill joined the El Katif Shriners on May 31, 1991. He was a member of many units and clubs. I was honored to meet Bill when I joined the Animal Unit. Bill attended many parades and events as the rabbit.  When he was dressed as the rabbit, Bill certainly brought a lot of smiles and joy to the kids. In addtion to all of his work with El Katif Shriners, Bill joined the Scottish Rite on May

Jerry Schieche, PP Parade Season is upon us and we are looking forward to showing off El Katif Shrine with our Ambulance and our 4-Wheelers and Ramp Truck. Both vehicles look great with Decals and some New Paint. If you want to ride a 4-wheeler in a parade, let us know ahead of time. There are some very strict rules concerning this that must be adhered to, but it is a great time and everyone on the streets really pay attention and they all know we are Shriners. There is always room to ride in the Ambulance too. We will be attending parades in Rosalia, Fairfield, Spangle, Cheney and the Valleyfest in the Spokane Valley. The Hot Sands Ceremonial on April 29 will be a great event and you 12

1991. He was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite and held many positions within the Scottish Rite such as Past Master of Kadosh, Director of Works, Past Venerable Master, Past Wise Master for Knights, and the Rose Croix. Bill was a dedicated Freemason. He served his country and his community proudly. I am a better person to have known our Brother and Noble Bill Haedt. He will truly be missed by us all.  

should try to attend. We will have our parade vehicles there to show off to the New Nobles and it will be a great day of fun and fellowship for all. Make your reservations now for lunch. Read the articles in this issue pertaining to the Ceremonial for more information. Illustrious Sir Tom and Lady Cheryl have worked hard scheduling events for 2017 and we as Shriners and Shrine Ladies should do our best to attend as many of these functions as we can. It makes it so much better when there is a large group of friends to share the fun. If you have not done so, you should check out the El Katif Web Site. It is wonderful and you can do as I did and print out a copy of the calendar of events to hang somewhere so you can always know what is coming next.

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Carl D Grub Clifford L Cook Theo Theodore Robert E Bond Paul W Butler David A Campanella Roy A Clark Charles S Milne Larry D Rayburn Rick J Jeske D J Henry Billy M Eberly Ernie W Brenden T Glenn Youmans II Robert G Eisenbarth Lawrence A Weitman Hollis L Jamison Jerry L Collins

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April Birthdays Joe P Henderson Lee C Cleghorn Carl W Justice Pete C Leonard Gregory C Morgensen Norman S Ott Myron D Power David S Schaub Sean L Morgan Nick Van Elsacker William T Henry P.P. Jerome L Delvin II Marvin B Hergert Dylan J Newman Kenneth C Eng Nelson A Cordill Jr Lauren J Smith

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Daniel E Morse Dennis W Wilder Thomas D Thompson Alan D McDonald Eric D Cook

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Lawrence L Wampnar Richard L Oestreich William G Danekas George M Stotz Robert H Daigen Blake E Richards Mat Hiett

George W Rotas Derrick L Millett Edwin E Teall Jerry M Klaveano Barry M Brown Colin N Cook Gregory T Williams Gary Jeanneret Mark A Reavis Joseph W Blanchard James A Heebink


John Robertston, PP Spring is finally here, unfortunately so is the rain. They say it could be a wet spring so this gives us a great opportunity to help sell Duck Race tickets at the different shows over the next few weeks. Make sure to contact the office or Mike Harper for a schedule of openings. Together we do

great work in supporting our Philanthropy.

plus plans for the next few months.

We had the Limo out for the St. Patrick’s Day parade and the woohoo!! was loud and strong. We got the crowd excited about Shriners!! Let’s make sure we keep up the exposure by wearing a Shrine shirt on Fridays.

The Ceremonial is coming in April so let’s get out to the Lodges and help with opening, closing and Degree work. Together we can grow our fraternity but we need to support it on all levels more especially the foundation. Make sure to support your Ladies and Youth organizations as they help support our Fraternity and Philanthropy.

We had our Official visit with Potentate Tom and his Lady Cheryl along with the Divan and their Ladies. We got to hear about this past Winter PNSA in Wilsonville,

Our President Jeff and

the officers of the SSSC have a busy schedule for us this summer so get involved stay active, call for a ride. Every little bit helps, especially when it comes to sharing stories from the past (history lessons) and dreams for the future. Let’s make sure to build on Traditions, show we are Proud to be Shriners as together the future is ours for making. The Future is NOW. As Tommy would Say— “May all your Fantasies Come True!”

The Board of Governors of the Shriners Hospital for ChildrenSpokane wishes to inform you that there is an opportunity for El Katif to submit applications for openings on the Spokane Shriners Hospital Board of Governors for 2018. Each nominee for membership on the Board must be a Noble in good standing in the Shrine and possess a high level of business and professional experience and a reputation for community leadership. Board members serve a term of three years. The nominee is expected to serve more than one term and possibly three terms (9 years). The Board meets monthly in Spokane and the member selected is expected to attend every meeting and he serves without compensation and remuneration. Any Nobel that is interested must contact the El Katif office for a copy of the By-laws and application form, and applications must be returned to the El Katif Office by Friday, April 21st. The Divan will review the applications and forward their recommendation to the Spokane Shriners Hospital by May 1, 2017. Then the Spokane Shrine Hospital Nomination Committee in turn will select candidates to be brought in for an interview. The Nominating Committee will then make their recommendations to the Spokane Shrine Hospital Board of Governors, and then the Board of Governors will make their recommendations to the Shriners International Board for approval. If you are interested in applying for this opening or have questions regarding the process, requirements or other matters, please contact the El Katif Recorder or a current member of the Board, Jim Stewart; Doug Morgan; Jon Lind; Ben Kruse; Ken Massender; Tom Christie; Stan Webb; Jim Berdal; or, Frederic “Andy” Anderson. 14

Parade Marshall Jerry Combs

Hello all Nobles and Family’s, I want to thank all who participated in the St. Patty’s Day Parade, the weather was good. It didn’t rain on us! We are looking forward to a full parade schedule. Next is the Jr. Lilac Parade on May 13th and then Waitsburg and or the Torch-Light Parade on May 20th and parades run through September Hope to see all of you at the Parades!!

Ryan Leonard Greetings Nobles, As you are no doubt aware by now, El Katif will hold a spring Hot Sands Ceremonial on Saturday, April 29 with the 1st Section performed by the Actors Unit beginning at 10:45am. Noble Actor, please keep your eyes peeled for details from our director, Illustrious Sir Dale Hearn, regarding practices in the days ahead. 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@ Rather than feature a famous movie quote as I have become accustomed to doing, I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to one of our own. By now everyone is aware of the passing of Noble Bill Haedt. Noble Bill was a member and Past Master of Oriental Lodge #74, a Past Deputy of the Grand Master in District 27 of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Washington, as well as a member of both the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite and El Katif Shrine.

Noble Bill was what is often described as being a Mason’s Mason. During my time in the Craft I was fortunate enough to watch him perform the role of King Solomon during 3rd Degree conferrals; and I had the privilege of working with him during his time as director of the Scottish Rite 4th Degree before he went on to serve as Director of Works for the Valley of Spokane. As a Shriner he was a member of both the Actor and Animals Units. As an Actor Bill will probably be best remembered for his powerful renditions of the Inspired Charge given just before candidates are rushed away from the 1st Section and prepared for the 2nd. Of my dear friend I can only say that I will miss his camaraderie, our conversations as we traveled between home and various meetings together, his smile and his gentle good humor. Noble Bill was always at his best and always brought out the best in others. He was, quite simply, one of those rare souls which made me a better person just because I had the privilege to know him. Rest in peace, Noble Bill. You will be greatly missed.


John Robertson, PP Can you believe the weather we have had this past Winter and early Spring? I checked on our Red Caddie and she is getting a little lonely sitting in the Barn. She would really like to get out to a couple of parades this coming year and if you are interested in riding on the Red Fez… An Icon at a lot of the local parades please let me know. The Mobile Unit is one of the best ways to let our communities know who Shriners are and let them

know we are here to bring awareness to our Philanthropy. We have plenty of time to get our precious gem polished up before our next parade and it is always fun getting together with fellow Nobles enjoying stories and tales of times gone buy and build on some new adventures for the future. Stay active, call a fellow Noble to let them know you care, give them a ride to a meeting or event. If everyone does just a little more than they do today, we will continue to grow our Fraternity and support our Philanthropy. We are stronger if we work together as a family and support each other. As Bud would say-“Keep the Rattles Coming”

STATED MEETING! April 5, 2017 Club/Units - 5:30 Dinner - 6:00 Stated - 7:00

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Guy Fisher Nobles of the Sunny Okanogan, It looks like spring is finally right around the corner.  We have had one of our old time winters lots of cold and snow and guess everyone had cabin fever as we had 15 nobles and one lady out for our March 13th meeting.  Nice to see everyone. 

Our thoughts and sympathy go out to Noble Fred Noyes. His wife Dottie passed away this past month.  There will be a graveside service for Dottie on May 28th at the Conconully Cemetery.

during the week of April 24th. Our first parade is Oroville May Day celebration on May 13th, the next parade is the Tonasket Founders Day on June 3rd and next July 1st in Conconully.

There are two boys in the Tonasket area ages 8 and 9 that have no arms and their hands are attached at the shoulder. We are trying to find out if the Shrine Hospital could help them.

Oroville Masonic Lodge is having their Seafood night at 5:30 on April 5th. Along with the dinner they will be having friendship night and Past Masters Night. The Grand Master is going to be there so everyone come out and enjoy the fellowship.

We will have a work session on the caboose

Gary Wood, our liaison talked about the Temple.  There is no circus this year so the Temple is having a Freedom Raffle, with nine guns and a grill.. There will be only 1500 tickets sold. The cost per ticket is $20.00 and the drawing is on July 22.  Our Divan visit  will be June 24th. Our next meeting will be at the Koala Street Grill at 7:00 p.m. on April 10.  Come out and join the fellowship. 

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Donna Fisher Fun was had by members at the yearend pizza party held at Peggy Wetmore’s home. Games and a good time were had by all! The “Cutups” participated at the Shrine Lady’s Shabby Chic on Saturday, March 25, 2017, held at the Shrine Event Center. Officers for 2017-2018 are High Priestess Charlotte

Ada Anderson On March 19, 2017 El Karnak Temple No. 6, Daughters of the Nile held their installation of officers for the 20172018 year at the Manito Masonic Temple on Spokane’s South Hill. Florence Fitzsimmons was installed as Queen of El Karnak Temple for the ensuing year; her officers are: Junior Past Queen: PQ Jennifer Bockstruck, Princess Royal: PQ Carole Folsom, Princess Tirzah: Andrea Paroni, Princess Recorder: PQ Peggy Miller, Princess Banker: PQ Cynthia Pasteur, Princess Marshal: PR Monique Hill, Princess Chaplain: PR Ada Anderson, Princess Nydia: PR Marcella Layton, Princess Zulieka: PR Peggy Wetmore, Prin-

cess Zenobia: PR Diane Turbeville. Princess Zora: PR Moira Block, Princess Zuliema: PR Connie Robertson, Lady of the Keys: PR Donna Fisher, Lady of the Gates: PR Jeanne Feller, Princess Musician: PR Kathryn Robison, Queen’s Attendant: PR Diane Berger, Queen’s Attendant: PR Leslie Stankiewicz. We are off and running with another busy year and our members are always supporting the Shriners Hospital, We meet the second Tuesday of the month at the Manito Masonic Temple, 28th and Grand Boulevard. We have lunch at 11:30 am and our stated meeting is at 1 pm.

Ingalls, PrincessGinielle Stewart. Associate Princess Aimee Morris, 1st Ceremonial LadyJayDee Veach, 2nd Ceremonial Lady Jill Krebs. New High Priestess Charlotte Ingalls with have an April fun night that will include movies and games. Seven of our members will be attending Grand Council at the African Theme Spa Park in Sandusky, Ohio the third week in May. BE A MEMBER. WEAR THE WHITE FEZ. April meeting will be Friday the 14th.

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April 2017 Sunday






Saturday 1 Screening Clinics: Spokane




Divan Meeting 9

10 -LOH









Directors Staff

14 -BMSC

Stated Meeting 11






15 Screening Clinic: Pasco

17 MoonShriners


19 Pomeroy SC: OV 1899 Club




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29 Hot Sands Ceremonial

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