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2 ELECTED DIVAN Potentate ................................................... Ill. H. Mark Crawford Chief Rabban..........................................................Mark Morgan Assistant Rabban......................................................... Bill Pease High Priest & Prophet................................................... Kim Evans Oriental Guide.......................................................Blaine Higgins Treasurer......................................................... Ill. Dave Ingersoll Recorder.............................................................. Ill. Ken Dunlap Trustee......................................................................Mike Caton Trustee....................................................................Jim Edwards APPOINTED DIVAN 1st Ceremonial Master.......................................... Charles Baskins 2nd Ceremonial Master........................................... Jeremy Larson Director.............................................................. Terry Whittaker Marshal...........................................................William Gallagher Captain of the Guard................................................... Bobby Hay Outer Guard .......................................................... Terry Murphy Orator................................................................ Ill. Mark Young Chaplain............................................................. Robert Caldwell APPOINTMENTS Membership Chairman.............................................. Trent Strayer Membership Advisor.......................................... Ill. Dave Ingersoll Membership Committee............................................. Mike Decker ................................................................... Charles Baskins .........................................................................James Wion ..................................................................... Jeremy Larson Ritualistic Director............................................. Ill. Dave Ingersoll Endowments-Wills-Gifts.........................................Ill. Dave Brown Moila Temple Bulletin................................................ Brenda Hart Housing Chairman................................................ Ill. Bob Couldry Legal Counsel.........................................................Ill. Tim Bosler 100 Million Dollar Club............................................Ill. Dick Albus Insurance Director...................................................Ross Ingersoll Circus Chairman.........................................................James Wion Ice Cream Social Chairmen..................................... Charles Baskins Public Relations......................................................... Rex Strayer Temple Photographers.......................Shelby Pankau & Bill Dunham Hospital Chairman...................................................... Jerry Euler Love Walk........................................................Kim & Myra Evans MOILA GOLF COMMITTEE............................................Frank Evans, Ed Hopkins, Mike Debenito, Mike Pittman, Dean Wilson, Brandon Lorenz & Brett King UNIT DIRECTORS Parade Director..............................................................Jay Flinn Clowns..................................................................... Tom Falkner Diplomats..............................................................Ill. Dick Albus Director of El Kadir Shrine Units............................Ill. Merle Snyder El Kadir Mini Cars................................................... Jerry Vittetoe Gold Wings.............................................................Jason Barnes Hot Sand Bugs........................................................Ill. Dan Baker Keystone Kops............................................................ Bobby Hay Legion of Honor Commander.................................... Douglas Reece Misfits.................................................................Ill. Mike Vestal Mounted Patrol............................................... Ill. Gene Davenport NuShi.......................................................................James Wion Ole Tymers................................................................Bob Nichols Past Potentates.................................................... Ill. Mark Young Potentate’s Escort.................................................... Terry Murphy Ritual Club.............................................................. Dennis Vogel Wrecking Crew..................................................... Terry Whittaker POTENTATE’S AIDES Chief Aides.. Ill. David Brown and Lady Jennie and Ill. Dan Baker and Lady Marilyn

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POTE’S NOTES Here it is July and Hot as... well, you all know how hot it is! Your Divan just returned from Daytona Beach, FL, after the Imperial Shrine Convention. Myself, I was very impressed this year as there were 50 items on the call to be voted on, which is more than I have ever seen. Our Imperial officers did a great job of expediting the legislation and getting most of it done on the first day of session. Most of the legislation was Temples moving or changing Shrine associations. However, we did pass some legislation to eliminate the whole of Shriners international from having to approve such actions. So that will now be approved by committee. One item that did pass was when we vote on a candidate to become a Shriner it will now require a written ballot and a 51% majority to elect them for membership. We did find some time to enjoy some of the sights of Daytona and eat some really fresh seafood. And maybe even a cocktail or two. Thank you for allowing us to represent you. It was my honor and privilege to nominate Illustrious Sir Brad Koehn from Arab Shriners in Topeka KS, for the office of Imperial Treasurer. Despite my nervousness, he was unopposed and is now your Imperial Treasurer. Congratulations Imperial Sir Brad. Membership, Membership, Membership……. We can’t stress the importance of this enough, especially now. Moila needs new members, and Moila Country Club needs new Members. We need to all pull together and work to get some new members, or bring back some old ones, to help support our facility. If our downward trend continues some very serious decisions will have to be made, some of which will not be well received by all of our members. If you have any ideas or want to help out with membership please let us know. I am happy to say Fez Foods has some really good things going and some evenings with music and fun planned for the rest of the summer. Please come out and support your food service and have a good time. Don’t Forget Friday nights as Fez Foods will donate 5% of your purchases after 5 o’clock to our Transportation Fund. What a great way to support our cause. Hats off to Fez Foods for coming up with such a generous idea! CSSA is just around the corner, and this year it’s really close. Overland Park Kansas is this year’s location. Please get registered and come down and join the fun. Don’t forget to join us at the Ice Cream Social, Car Show, and Bellyflop Contest this year on July 29th. There are some really neat things planned and there will be some “old standards” back for this year. Come out and enjoy! Thanks for your continued support in 2017, and hope to see you soon. H2

Thanks to the following individuals for donating their time and labor ot prepare the Ice Cream Social Tickets for mailing. This task wsa accomplished on June 20 by the following individuals: Bill Couldry Ill. Dave Ingersoll Dick Couldry Mark Morgan Patty Couldry Terry Murphy Alyce DuCoing Bev Nichols Ill. Ken Dunlap Bob Nichols Jerry Euler Bernie Swartz Kim Evans Norma Schildknecht Myra Evans Pam Young These individuals prepared 2,683 envelopes for mailing to all Nobles and Widows. Their help is often overlooked and I would like to thank them for their outstanding efforts to support Moila Shriners. Ill Bob Couldry

HOT SAND BUGS Well, it is starting to become a busy summer for the Bugs and Ladybugs. Parades, CSSA practices, Golf tournaments and maybe even a time for a cocktail or two? Please join us at the parades this summer as we usually have room for a rider or two. CSSA drill practice is going well as we are preparing to defend our title as CSSA Motor Corps champions in our division of competition. We had our first rainy parade in seven years on the 4th of July this year. We got a little soggy but made it to the Prop Inn at Big Lake to wait out the rain and continued on to Troy that afternoon. We attribute the rain to our newest member Charles Baskins, and will continue to give him grief until he proves the rain was not his fault! Congrats Charles, it’s great to have you. September 8th will be the Third Annual “Ill. Don Schuler Trust Me Open” golf tournament, with a fund-raiser shrimp boil after on the patio. Please come out and join us in the fun. See you at the Parades! HSB Reporter , H2

LEGION OF HONOR The Moila Legion of Honor expresses the deepest gratitude to all the hole sponsors and all the golfers who participated in our golf tournament on July 7. Pictures will be forthcoming in later editions of the various players in the tournament. The golf tournament was a complete success and we raised enough funds through the kind donations to continue sponsoring events such as the upcoming LOH night at the Royals Baseball Game. The next issue will have some pictures, of the Baseball game attendees. The next meeting of the LOH will be in August on the 24th at 1900 hrs. We will plan to meet for dinner prior to the meeting. If you plan to join us for dinner, details will be announced later, but make sure you let Adjutant Jerry Euler know you coming so we can make the proper reservations for seating. Don’t forget the upcoming Ice Cream Social at the Shrine Center and plan to attend. The LOH will be serving the popcorn again this year. Come and support Moila. August2015 2017 February


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MISFITS Hello from the Misfits! It is now the heat of summer and mid-July as we write this. We enjoyed a welcome at the Gower parade on June 24th on a sunny day. We then had a great turnout of Moila Shriners and Misfits at the July 4th celebration in Mound City. Unfortunately, what started as a sunny day quickly turned cloudy and then heavy rains set in. None the less many of us stayed for the wonderful chicken dinner prepared by the Mound City Lions Club and sponsored by the Mound City Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to all at Mound City! Your Divan members just returned from Daytona Beach and many meetings daily at the 143rd Imperial Session. Imperial Sir Chris Smith turned over the gavel of authority to our new Imperial Sir Gary Bergenske and we wish him all the best of success on behalf of Moila. We were introduced to our two new patient ambassadors, Emily and Isabella or Bella. This is the first time there have been two female ambassadors and we welcome them wholeheartedly. You can see their video on YouTube under the heading “Free to be

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me”. The young ladies and their parents are quite inspirational. Our annual Bass fishing tournament has just wrapped up and was a success. Thanks to Illustrious Dave Brown for supplying the grill and for cooking at the tournament. Thanks to all who volunteered, but especially Dave Shaw, his friends and family for putting on such a great event. Good job Dave! Our next scheduled parade is August 12th in Fairfax, MO and we encourage all to attend as the Fairfax community always puts on a great hospitality lunch. July 29th will be a big day at Moila as there will be a car show, ice cream social and the belly flop contest at the pool. Come to Moila that day to see your Divan “flop”. The Misfits welcome all who would like to ride with us and accept other vehicles besides our minibikes. If you have a 4-wheeler and would like to join us in supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children we would love to have you join us. Contact me, our President Mike Vestal or any Misfits member. See you on the patio. Respectfully, Kim A. Evans, Recorder

DEATHS Chester L. Dietderich 6/3/2017 Created: May 20, 1978 Waller Lee Koehler 6/14/2017 Created: May 22, 1971 Larry Zahnd 3/28/2017 Notified: 6/26/2017 Created: May 25, 1968 Marion Seever 6/30/2017 Created: June 30, 1976 Richard D. Buckridge 7/22/2017 Created: March 1, 2008

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Love Grows Miracles Supporting research to develop innovative in utero procedures and treatments that will one day eliminate specific complex medical conditions, increase the number of healthy births, and give new hope to parents and families. Anne Bergenske, First Lady of Shriners International, hopes that one day more children will be born healthy, and that the availability of improved treatments and procedures that can be performed before birth, will make this possible. She has announced her fundraising program, Love Grows Miracles, which will provide funding through scholarships to support research being done by physicians and scientists at Shriners Hospitals for Children® to ensure healthy births and pave the way for the development of innovative treatments that may one day eliminate some birth disorders. “Every parent hopes their child will come into this world healthy, and without difficulties. The researchers at Shriners Hospitals for Children are working hard to gain understanding that will help develop and refine in utero procedures, ultimately allowing more parents to experience the incomparable joy and wonder of a healthy newborn,” said Anne Bergenske, First Lady of Shriners International. Whether the problem is spina bifida, cleft lip and palate, cerebral palsy, limb abnormalities, or any other of countless complex medical conditions, there will be solutions in the future. Science and research have the potential to provide answers that may one day eliminate the occurrence or development of these conditions. “Let’s do more than imagine a world without birth disorders; let’s help make it a reality,” said First Lady Anne.

Research that Provides Answers Shriners Hospitals for Children has a long history of conducting research that leads to new, innovative treatments that change lives. Since the first Shriners Hospital opened in 1922, our health care system has been responding to unmet medical needs of children, and providing answers and hope where there were none. That tradition continues as we seek to gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to ensure more babies are born healthy, without difficulties. Support Our Fundraising Efforts First Lady Anne invites you to join her in supporting the innovative research underway at Shriners Hospitals for Children that will one day lead to new and improved in-utero treatments and change the lives of countless children and families. Donations can be made during the First Lady’s visits or online at http://support.shrinershospitals.org/ FirstLadyAnne. Custom Necktie $35 Ltd. Edition Bow Tie $40 Bracelet Bead $35 Handmade Necklace $35 (3 color options)

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Imperial 2017 Nobles and Ladies, Your Divan has just returned from the 143rd annual session of Shriner’s international and what an experience it was! First off I want to call attention to our departed Brother Jack Jones. Jack has made an indelible impression on our fraternity and his leadership throughout Freemasonry is well known. He will truly be missed and we know he remains with us in spirit. The session began with 45 pieces of proposed amendments and resolutions. I am please to say that all of these were worked through and there will be a summary of these presented at a future stated meeting. There were two new Shrine centers chartered during this imperial session.

Bolivia Shriners located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia was granted dispensation. They are excited to get started and have a large group of Master Masons who are ready to become Shriners. Amal Shriners located in Sao Paulo, S.P. Brazil was granted dispensation. They are located in a densely populated area of Brazil where Freemasonry has seen a dramatic increase in the last decade. They are going to put together a ceremonial with over one hundred new candidates this fall. Membership overseas is increasing rapidly. As an example, Mabuhay Shriners from the Philippines is expanding across the Pacific Rim and this has brought about the creation of numerous clubs, each of which is growing. Membership in the U.S. is unfortunately on a different trajectory.

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Overall membership has declined to 244,000 at current count. We have got to turn this around! We have got to make the Shrine centers a significant social center once again and transform our curriculum to appeal to the masses and their families. We have got to get out message out to the public and let them know what a great organization this is. The Divan had an opportunity to see Shriners from all over the world during this session. Each of them is committed to the cause and working hard to make a difference for the kids. They are also having a lot of fun doing it. I wish that each of you reading this could see what I saw at Imperial session! A massive group of Shriners traveled from all over the world and spent time together in one place. It was the epitome of what Freemasonry is all about. We all met on the level and had fun together. The only barriers were language barriers. Our Fraternity is a great opportunity to meet outstanding people from every part of the world. Let’s keep Shriners strong in the U.S. and make sure that we have a solid fraternity to pass on to future generations so that they can have the experiences we have had, and so that the Shriners Hospitals for Children continue to fulfill their blessed mission!! Together we can make a big difference if we can just pull together. Respectfully submitted, Bill Pease, Asst. Rabban, Moila Shriners

TRANSPORTATION No trips went out in the van during June. We paid out $500 for 2 patients to drive themselves to Chicago; $900 was paid out for patients to drive to St. Louis. Free Southwest Air passes were used for 1 patient to fly to Chicago. Hospital expenses for meals lodging and cab fare paid out was $900. Gas expense paid out for the van were $74.22. Total transportation costs for the month of June were $1,564.22.

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Memorials for June & July, 2017 Transportation Fund In Memory of Bill Dunham Ill. Bill & Phyllis Bowser Ill. Dan & Marilyn Baker Dennis & Debra Johnson Rex & Lisa Strayer Kim & Myra Evans Ill. Tim & Hazel Bosler Moila Hot Sand Bugs

In Memory of Chet Dietderich Floyd & Marcia McElwain Ill. Dan & Marilyn Baker Alyce, Jeff & Tiffany DuCoing Ill. Dick & Nancy Kuntz Ill. Bill & Phyllis Bowser John & Barbara Means Ill. Max & Marilyn Oltjen Martin & Barbara Kunze Ill. Tim & Hazel Bosler Ill. Bob & Patty Couldry Q Club Jim & Sara Edwards Lisa & Kevin Lilly Lisa & Rex Strayer Dennis & Virginia Baker Warner & Charlene Pape, Jr. Norman & Kitty Taylor In Memory of Jim Bransfield Don & Sharon Colboch

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In Memory of Marion Seever Ill. Dick & Nancy Kuntz Ill. Bill & Phyllis Bowser Jack & Diana Seever Beverly Seever & Family Robert Simpson David & Linda Cline Chester & Diane Keling

Mike & Jonnie Metzker Bob & Debbie Thornton Ill. Max & Marilyn Oltjen UMB Bank Officers & Associates

Harold & Shirley Foster Dave & Jan Ginapp Carol Komer & Family RS Electric Fund – Greater KC Community Foundation

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General Donation Transportation Fund Potentate’s Golf Outing Game Participants Ill. Ben Kenney Ball Hospitality Room

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Introducing the Imperial Potentate’s Program At the 2016 Imperial Session, Imperial Sir Gary Bergenske introduced legislation, known as the six-pack, which was intended to strengthen the financial position of Shriners International. The bill, which passed, included permission for the Imperial Potentate to have a fundraising program. The concept is similar to the familiar First Lady’s program, with the beneficiary being the fraternity, rather than the philanthropy.

Imperial Sir Gary J. Bergenske is the first Imperial Potentate to implement the new program. His fundraising effort will include the sale of three individual items – a beautiful Masonic Shrine apron, a carrying case for it, and a Shriners Jewel. These items can be purchased individually, in combination or as a complete set. Discounts are available for bundled purchases. Combining Traditions Aprons are an important and treasured symbol of Masonry. The 2017-2018 Imperial Potentate’s Program brings together the traditions of Masonry and Shriners with a new custom-designed apron depicting the familiar Scimitar and Crescent, which has been a symbol of the Shriners fraternity since its inception. The apron is white lambskin leather with

hand embroidery and other embellishments, and sells for $359.99. The apron should be stored in a special case, available for $100. The Shrine Jewel is a replica of a design from over 100 years ago, described as a gold colored metal Shrine emblem on a white ribbon with a goldcolored bar. It is truly a must-have item, and available for $49.99. Each apron is handmade and can be individually customized. For instance, you can have your name embroidered under the flap; have a Past Master’s emblem placed on it, etc. Imperial Sir Gary chose these items because they represent the rich history of Shriners, and they are of a quality nobles and others will admire and appreciate. “They are items that will be noticed, and will serve as perfect openings to discussions of what the Shriners fraternity is, and how to become part of it,” said Bergenske. “When people see the aprons, they will want to know more. They make a great one-of-a-kind gift as well.” Supporting Your Philanthropy The unique, quality apron and the accompanying items will be available to Shriners during the 2017 Imperial Session, and for purchase throughout this Imperial Year. Orders can be placed at masonicsupplyshop.com/ shrine-apron/, where additional information is also available.

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The new Shriners apron, carrying case and Shriners Jewel, items available through the Imperial Potentate’s Program.

By purchasing these items, you will be supporting your fraternity, and helping to ensure its ability to promote the Masonic ideals of brotherhood, relief and truth, as well as work to improve the lives of children and make the world a better place, far into the future. Thank you for being part of this important effort.

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