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Volume 104

Issue 2

FEBRUARY

KERAK KOURIER Happy Valentine’s Day

Sweetheart Dinner & Dance Saturday, February 12th Dance to the music of Max & Ronda

Don’t miss the Stated Meeting on February 23rd! AND the Pote’s Ball on March 19th! (Pg. 10) AND the Pote’s Trip September 11-17th! (Pg. 9)


The 2011 Kerak Shrine Installation of Officers

P.P. Bob Anderson has the honor of installing his brother as Potentate.

Lady Sharon makes it official!

Back by popular demand: Recorder Larry Chamberlin with Lady Joyce.

Your new Divan: Andy Anderson, David Thiel, Charlie Read,

The three amigos: Charlie, Roy & Mike.

Aahmes incoming Pote, Al Weisser, presents Pote Andy with a lifetime membership to his temple. 2

The welcome return of Treasurer Emeritus Lerry Chalfant and his lady, Nena.

Pote Andy and First Lady Sharon Anderson — all smiles!


ELECTED DIVAN

KERAK SHRINE TEMPLE 4935 Energy Way Reno, NV 89502 Office 775-856-3330 Fax 775-856-8474 www.kerakshrine.com kerak@sbcglobal.net

Shrine Hospitals (800) 237-5055 2011 APPOINTED DIVAN

David Thiel Chief Rabban Lady Rebecca

1st Ceremonial Master .............................Steve Robison 2nd Ceremonial Master.............................. Erik Roberts Captain of the Guard.............................. Barry Winzeler Chaplain.................................................... Larry Wilson Chief Aide ......................................................Rod Stahl Assistant Chief Aide ........................................ Bob Hall Communications/Webmaster....................... Tim Dailey Director General .......................................Bob Pohlman Executive Aide ...........................................Joe Crowdis Keeper of the Flame ..................................... Ted Lokke Marshal ....................................................Dick Hawkins Orator.......................................................... Don Clukey Potentate’s Body Guard (Sommelier)............... Jay Dini Potentate’s Chauffeur ...................................Jim Arnold Screening Clinic Director .........................Bob Pohlman Outer Guard ............................................ Glen Chandler Outer Guard ................................................ Bill Kausler Outer Guard .............................................Pat O’Connell Outer Guard ...................................................Jim Walsh

Charles Read Assistant Rabban (775) 867-2007

(775) 530-3151

Roy Ferris High Priest & Prophet (775) 250-4573

Mike O’Leary Oriental Guide Lady Pamela (775) 883-3547

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Arabians (1 Thurs.) - Ron Weaver........... 775-857-2450 Greeters (2nd Mon.) - Laird Stortz ............. 775-883-6305 Honda Hotshots (TBA) - Charles Read ..... 775-867-2007 Klowns (3rd Mon.) - Darrel Norman.......... 775-575-4959 Patrol (1st Mon.) - Ed Raymond ................ 775-782-0254 Provost Marshal (TBA) - Gene Nelson ..... 775-827-5750 Stagecraft (1st Thurs.) - Walter Mace......... 775-575-5158 Wrecking Crew (4th Thurs.) - Lee Cross ......... 775-359-7492

Kerak Clubs

Larry Chamberlin Recorder Lady Joyce

Lerry Chalfant Treasurer Lady Nena

(775) 747-9163

(775) 882-5863

Active Past Potentates

Carson Valley (TBA) - Bob Anderson ...... 775-265-1031 Crescent Club (Fri.) - David Thiel............. 775-530-3151 EL-KO (3rd Fri.) - Fred Wilson ................. 775-753-3862 Golf (2nd Thurs.) - John Reed .................... 775-825-2557 Inyo-Mono (3rd Thurs.) - Bob Hayner ....... 760-876-5402 Karavaners (1st Mon.) - Steve Sanders ...... 775-463-4185 Kit Carson (1st Fri.) - Mike O’Leary ......... 775-883-3547 Pizen Switch (TBA) - Jay Dini.................. 775-463-2087 Rod & Gun (2nd Tues.) - Barry Winzeler... 775-852-3132

1974 Ray A. Peterson 1982 Robert Beach 1985 Leonard L. Howard 1988 James E. Dodrill 1989 Ben G. Moore 1993 Elwin Studebaker 1994 Wm H. Aydelotte 1996 E.L. “Ed” LaPlante 1998 Gene Nelson

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2000 Sam M. Potter 2003 Joseph “Jay” Dini III 2004 Bob Anderson 2005 Charlie Stempeck 2006 Jim Paullo 2007 Steve Sanders 2008 Ed Stevens 2009 Arthur “Art” Cline 2010 David White


Potentate’s Message What a way to end 2010, on Dec. 15th, I was elected Potentate of Kerak for 2011. It is a great honor, and a big responsibility. We then went to the Arabian Christmas party at Liz & Marty's home on Dec. 18th for good food, good friends, and a good time, thanks. Then on Dec. 20th it was the Honored Ladies lunch. They are a great group of Ladies that are always there to help when you need Charles “Andy” Anderson them. Thank you, Ladies. Potentate Then to start 2011, I was installed as your Potentate. The instalLady Sharon lation was well done by P.P. Bob Anderson, and P.P. Art Cline. I think it went very well, but what do I know, this was my first time doing this kind of thing. I then heard Happy Days are Here Again, what a surprise to me, but it seemed to go over well. Let’s keep that thought all year. I need to thank the Patrol, and Greeters for their help. I also need to thank your First Lady, without her help and backing I would not be able to take on this position and move forward in 2011. At the installation it was very nice to have P.P. Wayne Heimsoth from Asiya Shrine, who came by train, and Potentate-Elect Al Weisser and his Lady Sheri from Aahmes Shrine, who drove over the hill. On a very cold morning, Jan.8th, 8 nobles and our ladies went over the hill to Aahmes Shrine for the installation of officers and dinner. Al Weisser is now Potentate. Dinner was very nice. Then after dinner we went to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Mateo for Asiya Shrine. Saturday night Asiya had a hospitality room and Joe Crowdis opened our hospitality room where we entertained some of the visitors from other Shines. Sunday morning Asiya had their installation and a breakfast of steak & eggs. Then it was back over the hill in time to watch T.V. and UNR win the bowl game. We all had a good time and the trip was a lot of fun. On Jan. 7th Kit Carson Shrine Club had the first Potes Visit, as they always do every year. About 25 Nobles & Ladies came to have dinner and some fun, and I think it was just that. If you missed it make sure you come to the next meeting. P.P. Ed Stevens had the honor of putting on the roast, and he did a very good job, but didn't have much to work with. I have no idea where he got the information? The big surprise for the night was the 5 ft. saw that Doris Behnke painted for me. I always hoped that I would get one but the 5 ft. one took me by surprise. This saw was entered into the 2010 Churchill County Fair and took 2nd place. How lucky can one Pote get! To say thank you to Doris doesn't seem to be enough, so for now I say thank you, and you have a big hug coming. I will hang it in my home with pride. Till next time, Potentate Andy Anderson 4


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Donations accepted at Kerak Shrine Center. Please make checks payable to “Kerak First Lady’s Project” and write “Sharon’s project” on your check. 5


JANUARY STATED MEETING What a way to start 2011 with our first Stated Meeting of the year. Would you believe P.P. Jimmy Paullo and crew cooked for two days , three types of pasta, salad, and wine on the table. Nine past potentates served us dinner in chef's hats and aprons -- who would have thought that would happen? We had about 130 for dinner, wow, how great was that! We also had a Cold Sands for Roy Langford, our new noble. Congratulations. At our December Stated Meeting we had 3 proposals that were tabled until January. The first was to send $10,000 to the Salt Lake hospital for their transportation fund. This was passed. The second was to send $15,000 to Imperial to match 2010 First Lady Lorrie White's project, which was defeated. The third was to send $10,000 to the Sacramento hospital for the redecorating of the lobby, which was tabled until next November. All in all, we had a great time, thanks to the Past Potes. Keep coming back for the fun, go to your Blue Lodge, and bring us a new Noble. Thanks for your support. Fraternally, Andy Anderson, Potentate I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the generous donations to our fundraiser for the Critical Care Bed Pizen Switch Shrine Club Kit Carson Shrine Club James & Helena Walsh Ted Lokke Erik & Janice Roberts Laird & Marty Stortz Patricia Green Jim & Lynn Owens and various cash donations It is your immediate support that gives me the courage to continue working for this essential equipment for the hospital. - First Lady Sharon Anderson

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kerak Noble George Morris and his family. George and his beloved wife, Dorothy, were victims of the recent shooting in Tucson at an event that was hosted by U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. Six people died and fourteen were wounded. Tragically, “Dot” did not survive despite George’s valiant efforts to protect her. George is reported to be improving from his physical wounds.

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Donations Steve And Nancy Sanders In Memory Of Dorman Patten P.P. Fred Bonnenfant Jr. P.P. Ross Grover P.P. Harvey Gordon Jim Schllink Joe Gardella Dennis Demarais Billy Kincaid John Scott Lois McFarland (Proud) Dottie Howard Drakulich Realty, Inc., In Memory Of Chuch Couchman Lorrie Alexander In Memory Of Diane Kaseta Marilynn Bonnenfant In Memory Of Ross Grover and Jim Schlink Marty And Liz Richard For The Dog Program In Memory Of: Ken Dennis Sammy Hunt Norm And Debbie Shirey Harvey And Dana Klitzke

Patrick Tanner MA, MS Marriage & Family Therapist Intern Grief, Individuals, Couples, Families

Frank (Joe) And Carolynn Crowdis In Memory Of Mel Woodgate

1071 Haskell Street Reno, NV 89509

Carol Miura In Memory Of Charles Couchman Sandra Elles In Memory Of Charles Couchman Emmett & Emmie Moss In Memorial To: Stan Shane Dorothy Howard Ed Sadler Betty Sadler Jim Schlink Fred Bonnenfant Leora Ducker Bonnie Pack Alice Mcnault Lloyd Smith Dorman Patton

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Phone/Fax 775-322-1534 ptanner@yahoo.com


have a large turn-out so that we can prepare for a successful Shrine Circus. Please try to attend this party as your help will be greatly appreciated. There will be more about this as time passes.

Chief Rabban’s Message Dear Nobles and Ladies, The Kerak Shrine Circus is scheduled for March 25th, 26th, and 27th. Thanks to our Potentate Andy Anderson, Art Cline, Larry Chamberlin and others everything is going according to schedule. A free pre-circus pizza party will be held at the Kerak Temple, scheduled for Friday 6:30 p.m., March 11th. Hopefully we will

Respectfully, David Thiel Circus Chairman

Dick "Duffle-Bag" Hawkins has made some great progress after having his second knee replaced. On January 8 he attended the installation of officers at Fernley Lodge #34 at which fellow Joey Marty "Happy" Jensen was installed as Master. He is now driving solo and has been seen at other January meetings as well. We're pleased to have you back among us, Duffle-Bag.

Joeys One and All,

Annuals dues for all clowns are now due. $15 for the Klown Yoonit, $5 for Western Shrine Clown Association, $5 for International Shrine Clown Association, $20 for your subscription to Clown Alley magazine. Pick and choose which of these you want and send the appropriate amount to Duffle-Bag and he will take care of all the details. If you want to maintain your membership in all three groups and receive the Clown Alley magazine, your total is $45. Make your check payable to the Kerak Klown Yoonit.

The next Klown meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 7, at Denney's Restaurant, Nugget Ave. and McCarran Blvd., in Sparks. The Yoonit will meet on the first Monday every other month. If this schedule works out well for us, we will then change the ByLaws to reflect the change. One of our members has proposed that the Joeys visit the homeless shelters. He was not in attendance at our January meeting to give a report on the response from the shelters, so the matter was tabled until our next meeting. The proposal to visit the Veteran Hospital was reported upon--contact was made with the hospital--we are awaiting a response from them.

The Yoonit was visited at our January meeting by our Chief Rabban David Thiel and his lady Rebecca. They were there to promote the upcoming circus and to ask for the continued support of the clowns. He was assured that the circus would receive the full support from the clowns again this year.

Our Chief Clown, Darrell "Dario" Norman, has produced a brochure that the Joeys can take to their respective lodges to promote membership in Kerak Temple and the Klown Yoonit. It appears he has already used the brochure at his own lodge, and it seems to be working well; he has commitments from three members of his lodge to join both the Shrine and the Klown Yoonit. A great idea, Dario, and you've proved it works well.

Lastly, the entire Yoonit wishes to congratulate our own Joey Marty "Happy" Jensen for his Ascension to that Ancient Oriental Chair in the East at Fernley Lodge. Happy, each Joey knows your lodge will be under good stewardship this year. Cheers, Tooter 8


2011 Pote’s Trip Andy & Sharon’s Adventure Princess Cruise Lines to Alaska September 1111-17th

Inside Passage Cruise Roundtrip sailing from Seattle, this 7-day cruise is the perfect way to experience the best of Alaska's southeastern ports. • Witness glaciers in icy-blue Tracy Arm Fjord. • Learn about culture and Native history. And soak up a little frontier flavor by following the Gold Rush Trail onboard the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. • Enjoy the scenic ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria.

Call the temple at 856-3330 for details and reservations.

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You are cordially invited to attend the

2011 Kerak Shrine Potentate’s Ball honoring

Potentate C. “Andy” Anderson &

First Lady Sharon Saturday, March 19th Sands Hotel & Casino 345 N. Arlington Ave. Reno, Nevada No host cocktails 6 p.m. Dinner & presentations 7 p.m. Dancing to the Motifs  Menu  Steak & scamp, salad, dessert $42 per person For dinner reservations call the Recorder, Larry Chamberlin, at 775-856-3330.

Friday night hospitality suite in room 1676 will be open from 6 p.m. until ? for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres For room reservations call (800) 648-3553 and mention Kerak Ball Room + tax $45.40 Transportation from airport to Sands (advance reservations with flight number required) 10


Valentine Sweetheart Dinner & Dance Saturday, February 12th at Kerak Temple With our friends from Ben Ali Shrine Choice of steak with baked potato or chicken with rice Salad, dessert, and wine on the table $25 per person No Host Cocktails at 6 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing to Max & Ronda Please call 856-3330 for reservations and menu selections by February 1st. Dress Winter Divan and Semi-formal Dress

Recorder's Korner Here we are approaching the month of hearts and flowers. We, again, had a busy last month in transportation. December saw 13 drivers and co-drivers take 12 patients to the hospital. The total miles driven was 2,272 with a fuel cost of $337.47. We also fed the hungry passengers and drivers to the amount of $118.99. Howard and Susan Elsfelder again led the list for number of trips. Our membership at the end of December was adjusted to 678 dues-paying and life members. It is time to work on membership drives. Things are constantly improving here in the building. It sure is a pleasure to have workers who stay busy and do not require constant supervision to get things done. It is amazing to see them find things that need to be done and do it without question, and in a hasty manner. Some good news - our December utility bills were 24% less on electricity usage and 37% less on gas usage from last year for the same period. This year was a 30 day billing and last year was a 29 day billing - so we must be doing something right. David Thiel is busy planning the circus for 2011 and we are looking forward to everyone participating in making this Fraternal Fundraiser a profitable event for Kerak Temple. We lost Winnemucca Shrine Club in December due to loss of membership. They did have some funds left, and the Salt Lake City Hospital was the recipient of $2,156.96 from their funds. We are still waiting for final decisions by Home Depot on the remedy for the Noble Room Floor, and will keep you posted on the outcome. Happy Valentine's Day Larry Chamberlin, Recorder 11


Kerak Karavaners We would like to welcome our newest members, Jim & Alexis Paullo. We look forward to traveling with you. Anyone who might be interested in traveling and/or just “hanging out” with your fellow Shriners are welcome to join the Karavaners. We usually travel to places that have a motel close by so you do not need an RV. The price is right, only $10 per year for a great time. Members and prospective members, send in your 2011 dues to Dick Hawkins, P.O.Box 634, Sparks, NV 89432. The Circus is March 25-27th. If anyone wants to take their rig, contact the Reno Livestock Events Center, 775-688-5751, for reservations. Our next meeting will be April 4th. Nancy and I will be gone for several months so Dick Hawkins is in charge of the Weed Heights trip. He will let you know more information. Leo & Evelyn Walls have a new address, 4273 Muirwood Circle, Reno, NV 89509. Hope all is well and you and Evelyn are feeling good. Keep warm and safe - Steve

KARAVANERS 2011 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 7th – NO MEETING MARCH 7th – NO MEETING APRIL 4th – (Monday) Meeting - Discuss Weed Heights APRIL 20-25th – (Wednesday-Monday) - Weed Heights (Hawkins) MAY 2nd – (Monday) Meeting - Discuss Bishop Trip MAY 13 – 16th – (Friday-Monday) - Bishop OV/Bodie/LeVining (Spark) JUNE 6th – (Monday) Meeting - Discuss Long Trip & Mystery Trip JUNE 9 – 15th – (Thursday-Wednesday) – LONG TRIP - Hat Creek (Bowers/Sanders) (DATE TENTATIVE) JULY 4th – (Monday) NO MEETING JULY 7 – 11th – (Thursday-Monday) – MYSTERY TRIP (Sanders) $35/@ nite AUGUST 1st – (Monday) NO MEETING AUGUST 13th – (Saturday) - Karavaners OV (Restaurant) (Sanders) SEPTEMBER 5th – (Monday) NO MEETING SEPTEMBER 17th – (Saturday) - Backyard BBQ/Mtn View Park, Yerington, NV (Sanders) OCTOBER 3rd – (Monday) NO MEETING OCTOBER 1-3rd – (Saturday-Monday) - Gerlach (Guimont/Crowdis) (DATE TENTATIVE) NOVEMBER 7th – (Monday) Meeting - Temple/Election of 2012 officers (Sanders) DECEMBER 5th – (Monday) Meeting - Christmas Party (Stempeck) MEETINGS MAY BE HELD IN THE AFTERNOON

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Andy’s Travels

FROM THE BAR The booze gun was not working at the last meeting, but due to his good work, Howard got it repaired. The contents for the booze gun has been extremely changed. You can now actually enjoy your drink. The back bar is also looking good. Seems like Margaritas will stay on the menu. Have you tried the Pecan Punch yet? Drink tokes are still four for five dollars, but your premium liquor will be 2 tokes. All drinks are made with 1 and ½ oz of liquor. Bottle wine is back and we have most of the flavors. Another set of metal shelves has been put in the liquor room so we can see what we’ve got and what we need. We are gearing up for you to have a pleasant evening. Come out and join in the fun and fellowship. See what you are missing. Rod Stahl, Chief Aide 846-2140

Our sagacious past sultan, Ron Weaver, left office with grace and diplomacy and returned to his envied and respected appointment as a drummer for the Arabian Band. Greg Adams, the new sultan, has enjoyed being sultan for the past week. Mostly because he enjoys being called Sultan. It’s fun to say, “I’m a sultan. I’m in a band”. If you, Noble reader, would like to say “I’m in a band”, or maybe even “I’m a Sultan!”, join the Kerak Shrine Band! No musical ability or talent required. We meet every first Thursday at the Shrine at 7:00 pm. That’s only 12 practices a year, if that. Riding on the band float in parades has always made this Shriner 13

Ben Ali & Zelzah On February 4-5 your First Lady and I are going to Ben Ali Shrine Center for Basco Days. This is always a fun trip. Saturday Dinner is $35 Sunday Fizz Breakfast is $15 Rooms are $90 On March 5th we will go to the Zelzah Pote’s Ball in Las Vegas. If anyone would like to go with us on these visitations please call the recorder so we can make reservations.

BASCO DAYS 2 Days 1 night $200 per couple February’s Big Trip A trip to remember!

popular and proud. The children love our music. Shake a tambourine for Shrinedom. We will train you. Pizza at practice will remain a tradition and camel’s milk as well! The circus is a great opportunity to meet other nobles and friends. Circus and set up is March 25, 26 and 27. The Arabians can use help staffing our cotton candy booth. Show up there or better yet come to a band practice soon and enjoy some fraternal fun. From the frozen sands of the Sierra Nevada, Ali Pen Decco


Daughters Of The Nile

It is the beginning of a new year already. Seems like the older you get the faster it goes. My term as Queen will be over on March 13. But, until that happens at our Stated Session on Wednesday, February 9, we will be having a pot luck dinner at 6:00pm right before the meeting which will be at 7:30pm. We will have a ceremony with 3 possibly 5 new candidates coming in that night. Nobles and their ladies may attend the dinner. Call me for your reservation by Feb. 2 so I can get a head count. Cost is only $5.00 per person or bring a dish of your choice. All five of our units will be performing during dinner. The units consist of: Band, Choral Group, Clowns, Pageantry and Patrol. These units are always looking for new members. Each year the members of Daughters of the Nile give generously of their time to the hospitals by providing more than 150,000 volunteer hours at the Shriners Hospitals for Children. In addition they sew clothing and quilts, and provide toys, books, games and other educational and recreational items for the children with an annual value of over $900,000. If you are a relative of a Master Mason, Shriner or Daughter of the Nile over 18 years of age wishing to become a member of this dynamic and dedicated fraternal order for women that help our husband’s to raise money or make items for the Shriners Hospitals for Children give me a call at 775-882-6443 to get more information on how to join. Nile Love, Barbie Kausler, Queen

Bring a brother to a meeting!

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Kerak Rod & Gun Club Though it be cold and nasty outdoors, the Kerak Rod & Gun Club continues to gather, plan and pine for the warmer times and longer days which are certain to come... sure to bring with them those warmer temperatures and associated fun activities. The 13th of January found a few hardy souls meeting at the Brew House Pub & Grill, where they shared vittles, libations and warm fuzzy plans of the good things to come. Those present were updated on the upcoming Collins Lake Adventure trip. Those not in attendance, but having email, should have received that same information from the Secretary/Treasurer, John Little by now. If not, call John or Jim. Collins Lake Adventure trip: ( March 18/19/20th ) This three day and three night fishing & camping outing is rapidly approaching. We are now nearing the final planning stage. Three cabins have been reserved…each cabin capable of accommodating five happy campers. As of this writing, ten of the 15 spaces available have been confirmed and locked in. Five spaces remain. Two members remain on the “waiting & pondering list”… thus, leaving at least space for three more. Should the cabins fill and you still would like to participate, there are individual camp/RV sites which you might reserve. The lake is reported to be full and running over the spillway. It should even be possible to fish right from many of the lakefront campsites. If you’re interested or desire more information, contact John Little or Jim Wipf. The Collins Lake website is: www.collinslake.com. Just about anything you ever wanted to know and were afraid to ask can be found therein. Trap League: Although a firm date has yet to be set, it is anticipated that those interested in participating in Trap shooting will begin practicing around mid April… with the first league competition beginning somewhere around the first of June. Do not be too concerned about your shooting skills…tis all bout having fun and enjoying the company of the brotherhood. Even when the shooting does not go well... the grilled steaks are always a treat. The Rod & Gun Club normally meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Brew House Pub & Grill located at the corner of McCarran and Kietzke. Libations are at 6:00PM and dinner at 7:00PM. Come on by and join us for a cold one and dinner if you’re so inclined. Shucks, you get to wear the cap even if you cannot shoot well or catch fish !!

Inyo-Mono Shrine Club 2010 was a very busy year for the Shrine Club, with various parades, the circus in September and three children that we sent to the Shrine Hospital. Our circus was a great and a success. We had the help of Potentate Andy, who was Chief Rabban at the time, and his lady, Sharon; Assistant Rabban David Thiel and his lady, Becky; and P.P. Art Cline and his lady, Bev, who came over and assisted with much needed help for the circus. The help and time they gave only assured that we would have a successful circus, and we did. Thank you all for your help. It is Shriners and Masons like you that make us all proud to be Shriners. We had our election in November with Carol Scott elected Secretary, Merton Pond as Treasurer, John Baxter as Vice President, and once again, Bob Hayner as President. We have had three children accepted at the Shrine Hospital in Sacramento, two young girls and a oneyear-old baby boy. One young girl had surgery on her back, went back to school in September and is a cheerleader. She is now doing everything she wants to do and her mother says she is two inches taller. She was present with her mom and dad at our

circus. The other young lady is being treated at the hospital in Sacramento. The one-year-old baby boy had surgery on his foot and is home now doing great. We are working on the acceptance of two other children for the Los Angeles Shriners Hospital. A big thank you needs to go to Nobel Larry Chamberlin at the Kerak office, and Magda. Thank you so very much for your assistance and Magda's speaking of Spanish. We are working on our circus for this year with Art Cline, our promoter, who did fantastic things for us last year. I should mention that this would not have happened without the oversight and guidance of his lady, Bev. We have two parades, Mule Days in Bishop, and the Film Festival in Lone Pine. Dates to be announced later, and we are currently working on the Potentates visitation in May. 2011 will be a great year for all Shriners, and I know the Inyo Mono Shrine Club will strive to help make this a great year for Kerak, Potentate Andy and Shriners in general. Bob Hayner President

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The Greeters new Director for 2011 is Bob Yturiaga, who is presently in Arizona sharpening his Golf Skills. There was a good participation of Greeters at the Installation of Officers for Kerak Shrine. Greeter member, Lerry Chalfant, was installed as Treasurer of Kerak Shrine. The Greeters had their first meeting of the new year on January 10. This was a luncheon meeting for the first time. It was decided that we would change our meetings to luncheon meetings to better accommodate our members. We plan to alternate our meetings between Reno and Carson City. We had a good turnout. So far, so good.

We discussed some of our upcoming events, including the fact that the Greeters will again serve as ushers for the Shrine Circus, just as we did last year. In addition, we discussed our upcoming Ladies Sweetheart Dinner in February. Members will receive notice as to time and place, shortly. We also discussed our Annual Ross Grover Picnic and Potentate Visit which is held in August. Laird Stortz will secure Washoe Lake Park this month, for this event. Some of our members saw Mike Pintar at a social event and reported that he is very much better. Our blessings to Mike. The Greeters want to wish everyone the very best in the New Year. Talk to you next month. Fraternally yours, Tom Newman Secty-Treas.

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Kerak Kourier Editor Email your articles and photos to the Editor, Art Cline, at artcline@msn.com. Call Art directly at 775-843-0600 if you have any questions or comments. KOURIER DEADLINE IS THE th 15 OF EVERY MONTH.

In Memoriam Passes within the Unseen Temple ALLAHRAHAMAHUN (God Rested Them in Peace)

John “Stan” Shane The promised land our friends have gone, To the land of perfect rest; Their work is done—and the setting sun Has sealed their Life’s request. They have left this earthly strand For the House Beyond the sea, Though the past is gone, they will still live on to us all Sweet in our Memory.

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The 2011 Kerak Shrine Golf Club golfing season teed off with our first meeting on January 13th at Lakeridge. We had another good turnout, good food and some good ole camaraderie with members and some of the spouses. There was no objection to the tournament schedule listed below. President John said he’d like for some of us to participate in extra golf outings in conjunction with Potentate visits to Bishop, May 14th, and Elko, May 30th. The tournament financial procedure was approved whereby $10 is paid for those wanting to participate in the prize money and $10 paid as a donation from the Club to the Hospital. Both payments are optional. The Golfer of the Year point system from several years ago was approved – one point each for attending monthly meetings and for playing in tournaments, and points for placing in the first four positions of a tournament. No cash awards will be given this year and the Club Secretary will maintain the records. We will also continue to meet at the Lakeridge Golf Course 19th Hole.

2011 Tournament Schedule March 17 (Thurs)…………………….. Washoe April 14 (Thurs)……………………… Eagle Valley East (Lunch) April 21 (Thurs)……………………… Wolf Run May 14 (Sat)………………………..…Bishop *** May 19 (Thurs)………………………. Fernley May 30 (Mon)………………………....Elko *** June 9 (Thurs)………………………... Hidden Valley Memorial (Lunch) * June 16 (Thurs)………………………. Empire Ranch July 14 (Thurs)……………………….. Lakeridge (Lunch) * July 21 (Thurs)…………………���…..Carson Valley (Basque Dinner) * August 18 (Thurs)……………………. Silver Oak * September 15 (Thurs)………………... Sierra Sage October 20 & 21 (Thurs/Fri)…………. Red Hawk ** November 3,4,5 &6…………………...Mesquite *** * Scramble ** Club Championship *** Not included in point system The Carson Valley Shrine Club had their organizational meeting on Saturday, January 15, 2011. The Officers for 2011 are: President: Bob Anderson, PP (775-265-1031, Cell 720-0927) Vice President: William "Bill" Earnhardt (790-3898) Secretary: Paul Lockwood (782-6583) Treasurer: Robert "Bob" Pohlman (782-8982) The Club activities planned for 2011 are as follows (with more information to be added later): April 16 - Breakfast, June 11 - BBQ, August 14 - BBQ, December 8 - Christmas Dinner Party. Hope all of you have wonderful Valentine's Day! Fraternally, Bob Anderson, PP President 19


You and Your Lady are Cordially Invited To Attend the 2011 Potentate’s Ball at Zelzah Shrine Temple Saturday, March 5th, 2011 Social 5:00 pm, Introductions 6:30 pm - Dinner 7:00 pm Entertainment and Dancing to follow $50 per person RSVP by February 28th A Friday night social with hors d’ oeuvres has been planned for the 4th of March at the Zelzah temple from 5:30 until ?? $10 per person A small block of rooms have been set up at the Texas Station Hotel, 2101 Texas Star Lane in North Las Vegas Please call Kerak’s Recorder, Larry Chamberlin, if you’d like to attend

SO SAYS STAGECRAFT Our first meeting of the year got off to a typical start. It seems that no one had planned dinner for the evening, and after it was obvious there was no food prepared, the social hour was extended until the Port of Subs could be alerted and come to our rescue. In spite of this, we had a good meeting on the 6th and our Director, Walt Mace, received some nice comments about his newly made official hat. As you might guess it is a fireman’s hat and decorated with a very impressive emblem that he hand crafted. First important project for the year is the banner for the Potentate. Stagecraft has been in this business for years and it’s amazing what they can do with a piece of canvas and a few paint brushes. Look for its appearance in the near future. 20


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Apr. 1 Kit Carson Apr. 2 Tehran Pote’s Ball, Fresno Apr. 16 Carson Valley Breakfast Apr. 22 Grand Master’s Dinner Apr. 23 Jobs Daughter’s P.V. Apr. 27 Kerak Stated Meeting

Scheduled Events: Feb. 4-5 Bosco Days, Ben Ali Reception Feb. 12 Sweetheart’s Dinner Feb. 23 Kerak Stated Meeting Mar. 5 Zelzah Pote’s Ball, Las Vegas Mar. 11 Circus Kick Off Mar. 13 DON Installation Mar. 17 Jigs & Maggie Dinner Mar. 19 KERAK POTE’S BALL Mar. 23 Kerak Stated Meeting Mar. 25-26-27 Kerak Shrine Circus

May 6 Kit Carson May 7 Washoe 35 Crab Feed May 13-14-15 Bishop P.V. May 25 Kerak Stated Meeting June 3 Kit Carson June 3-4 Eurofest, Sands June 6 Karavaners June 8-12 Western Shrine Association June 11 Carson Valley Parade June 18 Reno Rodeo Parade June 19 Wrecking Crew/Stagecraft Pancake Breakfast June 22 Kerak Stated Meeting 21


Good People To Do Business With… Attorneys Robert H. Brioli, Attorney at Law........775-333-6565 Business Brokers Don Stigers, The Liberty Group ................825-3948 Cemeteries Masonic Memorial Gardens ......................329-2635 Northern NV Veterans Memorial, Fernley.575-4441 Coins & Collectables “AJ” Jacob ..........................................775-265-5053 Concealed Firearms Permits Bill Vining ..................................................265-7706 Family Drug & Alcohol Counseling Patrick Tanner...........................................322-1534 Financial Advisors James Backoff...........................................624-1410 Jeff Eckroth ...............................................827-3600 Florists Discovery Florist-Greg Rodgers.........800-225-0896 Furs, Leather and Cashmere William Furs ..............................................828-0995 Home Repair Gary Vogelsang ........................................843-9574 Insurance Ron Weaver (State Farm) .........................827-2255 Investigations Ken Sippola ...............................................830-5691

Locksmiths/Security Consultants Dunseath Key Co. Inc. ..............................323-4372 Machine Shop & Metal Fabrication Keith Mikaelsen .........................................741-6549 Property Management Rodger Denn .............................................575-1107 Arthur Mann...............................................233-3035 Real Estate Virgal Ballard .............................................688-4656 Rodger Denn .............................................575-1107 George Doering.........................................827-6655 Arthur Mann...............................................233-3035 Residential Plumbing Contractor David Thiel ................................................530-3151 Telephone Headsets & Accessories Sof– phonics—Howard Elsfelder ..............722-6650 Water Filtration David Thiel—Multi-Pure ............................530-3151 Welding & Repair Doug Right Welding—Mike Wakeling Sr. .575-9044 Welding Supplies Sierra Welding Supply—Paul Armstrong ..359-4445 List your name here for $12 a year. Contact Temple office for advertising info at 775-856-3330.

Jiggs & Maggie Happy Hour 6:30 p.m. Dinner (Corned Beef & Cabbage) 7:30 p.m. At Kerak Shrine Temple With our friends from the old Liberty Belle Restaurant $25 per couple—$12.50 per single Dancing from 8:30 till ??? RESERVATIONS A MUST! Please call 856-3330 by Thursday, March 17 22


2011 Appointed Divan

Erik & Janice Roberts

Bob Hall with Pat Green

Rod & Corrine Stahl

Ted Lokke & Joyce Tacchino (official ‘Keeper of the Flame’ salute)

Joe & Carolynn Crowdis

Richard & Carol Hawkins

Glen & Shirley Chandler

Bob & Jan Pohlman

Don & Marie Clukey

Bill Kausler with June La Plante

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Jim & Carol Arnold

Jim & Helena Walsh


KERAK SHRINE A.A.O.N.M.S. 4935 Energy Way Reno, NV 89502-4105

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The Past Potes serve at the January Stated Meeting — pictures we’d

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Andy’s Travels ............................... 13 Kerak Arabians .............................. 13 Calendar ........................................ 21 Carson Valley Shrine Club............. 19 Chief Rabban’s Message................. 8 D.O.N............................................. 14 Divan................................................ 3 Donations...................................... 6-7 First Lady’s Project .......................... 5 Greeters......................................... 16 In Memoriam.................................. 18 Inyo Mone Shrine Club .................. 15 January’s Stated Meeting ................ 6

Jiggs & Maggie ...............................22 Kerak Aides ....................................13 Kerak Golf Club ..............................19 Kerak Karavaners...........................12 Kerak Klowns....................................8 Kerak Rod & Gun Club ...................15 Potentate’s Ball...............................10 Potentate’s Message ........................4 Pote’s Trip ........................................9 Recorder’s Korner ..........................11 Stagecraft .......................................20 Valentine Sweetheart Dance ..........11

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