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Volume 104

Issue 5

KERAK KOURIER Masonic Fellowship Dinner Honoring Ladies & Families May 19th

Hosted By Our Grand Master Most Worshipful M. W. Reed R. Moseley

Don’t miss the Stated Meeting on May 25th! Don’t miss the Potentate’s Visitation to Bishop May 20th-22nd! Don’t miss Eurofest at the Sands June 3rd-4th!

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Potentate’s Message Here it is, May already, time flies when you’re having fun! On April 2nd, the First Lady and I, Charles “Andy” Anderson along with Executive Aide Joe Crowdis and Lady Carolynn, went to Fresno for Tehran Shrine’s Potentate Potentate’s Ball. The Ball went well, but even with the five hour drive, we had a good time. This Lady Sharon was the fifth ball that the First Lady and I have attended. (775) 266-9190

On April 16th the Carson Valley Shrine Club had a breakfast at Noble Ed Raymond’s home. Good food, good friends, good fun. May 7th will be the Washoe Lodge #35 Crab feed at the temple. There is always a good crowd for this event. Come and enjoy it with your friends. On May 19th is the Grand Master’s Ladies & Friends Dinner at the temple. For reservations us the form in the Kourier, or call the Recorder ASAP – a head count is a MUST. Don’t forget the Stated Meeting on May 25th. Come and enjoy good food and your friends We will also have a P.V. at the PIzen Switch Shrine Club in Yerington on May 28th. Check with P.P. Jay Dini for more info. Then on May 29th the Carson Valley Shrine Club will have their P. V. at P.P. Bob Anderson’s home. Check with him for more info. There should also be info in this Kourier. On June 3rd, 4th & 5th is Eurofest at the Sands. This is always a fun time, with German brats, beer, and music. The proceeds go to the hospital, thanks to the management and Lisa, so go and show your support and wear something showing you’re a Shriner. Western Shrine is June 8th-11th in San Ramon, info in this issue. Also, on June 11th is the first parade of the year, the Carson Valley Days Parade and bbq. Line up at Douglas High School on Highway 88 & 395 at 9 a.m. I would like to see a good turnout for this parade, and all of the others. Come out and show your Kerak Shrine colors and pride. On June 18th is the Reno Rodeo Parade, with hot dogs and beer at the temple after. More info later. Sunday, June 19 th is the annual Father’s Day Breakfast at the temple put on by the Wrecking Crew and Stagecraft (more fun), so plan to come out and join us. June’s Stated Meeting will be June 22nd, then we are DARK for July and August. See you there. Fraternally, Andy Anderson Potentate

AAHMES SHRINERS Livermore, CA TO HOST WESTERN SHRINE ASSOCIATION June 8 - 12, 2011 2


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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

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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.) - Bob Yturiaga ...........775-358-6353 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

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Larry Chamberlin Recorder Lady Joyce

Lerry Chalfant Treasurer Lady Nena

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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 Thurs.) - 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


Most Worshipful Reed R. Moseley Grand Master of Masons in Nevada Invites all Masons, Ladies, Families and Friends to join him and his Lady Linda for a

Fellowship Dinner - in Honor of the Ladies and Families Kerak Shrine Center located at 4935 Energy Way - Reno, Nevada MAY22, 19, 2011 April 2011 $20.00 per person Tables of 8 $150.00 5:00 PM - no host cocktails 6:00 Dinner Steak or Chicken Piccatta, Baked Potato, Vegetables, Salad and Dessert Entertainment featuring "Music to the Max" What Organization or Lodge are you a member of________________________________________ Your Name_________________________________Your Title____________________________ Your Home Address______________________________________________________________ City__________________________State____Zip____Phone_____________________________ Who is sitting at your table? Entree Choice: ___Steak ___Chicken If selection for several people, please place a S or a C following their name for entree choice. Name_______________________________Name______________________________________ Name_______________________________Name______________________________________ Name_______________________________Name______________________________________ Name_______________________________Name______________________________________

Family and Friends are invited and encouraged to join us! If you wish to reserve more than one table, please make copies of this form. Enclosed is a check in the amount of $20.00 per person for#_________people ( if you are reserving a table of 8 the cost is $150.00 if booked together ) Check total =_________ Please mail your check and this reservation form no later than APRIL 13th, 2011 to the Recorder at the Kerak Shrine Center 4935 Energy Way, Reno, NV. 89502 Credit Cards are Accepted. Call ( 775 ) 856-3330 4


POTENATE’S VISIT TO BISHOP - RESCHEDULED MAY 20, 21 & 22 Do you want to have some fun? Join us for the trip to Bishop for the Pote’s Visit. I would like to see a full bus on this trip. Did not have one last year, but it has always been a fun one. Twenty rooms have been set aside at $76 + tax per night. R.V. spots are $20 per night with full hookups. For R.V. hookups call the Tri-County Fairgrounds at (760) 873-3588. For hotel rooms call Larry at the temple asap so we can get the rooms that have been saved. We’ll stay at the Comfort Inn at 805 North Main St. For golf on Saturday contact Carl Scott at (760) 938-2092. The bus trip, Friday night chicken dinner at the hospitality room, Saturday night dinner, Sunday breakfast are $55 per person + your room or R.V. spot. See you in Bishop! Potentate Andy Anderson On the bus Bring your own sandwich, we’ll fill the rest of your plate! Saturday night dinner: Happy hour 6 pm Dinner 7 pm Steak or Chicken with baked potato, green beans, salad, dinner roll, and cake for dessert Sunday breakfast at VFW Hall in Bishop: Served at 8 a.m. Chicken-fried steak, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, biscuits and gravy

Please be sure to RSVP ASAP!

For more information call Bob Hayner at (760) 873-8900.

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Please support First Lady Sharon’s fundraising project.

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Features & Benefits The InTouch hospital bed allows you to set Protocol Reminders to help make your busy schedule simple, and document each therapy you perform to help reduce paperwork. All bed functions are controlled with an easy, intuitive foot end touch screen interface using a powerful on-bed computer, helping to make protocol compliance easier for caregivers. With a touch, you can see a patient weight history graph of the last 50 weights, and InTouch even leads you through each step to assign a Braden Scale assessment to your patient. Pre-recorded clinical phrases in 24 languages help you communicate with Limited English Proficiency patients while Sound Therapy allows you to play music or nature sounds as part of a soothing environment. Real-time information is available from all InTouch hospital beds in the ICU, as part of the Connected Hospital from Stryker. ―Utilization of the state-of-the-art critical care beds assists in providing quality care, promoting patient comfort and safety, and increasing nursing productivity and efficiency.‖ Joel Emperador, RN, MSN, CCRN Nurse Manager Inpatient Services

Donations accepted at Kerak Shrine Center. Please make checks payable to “Kerak First Lady’s Project” and write “Sharon’s project” on your check. 7


Brothers and Ladies, The Arabians played some new tunes last practice and nailed them. We did Body and Soul, Take Five, and Misty. It was beautiful. The after circus party at the M and L Ranch was a hoot. The weather was just right and we watched the sun go down and ate far too much. We are grateful to Marty and Liz Richard for their unparalleled hospitality and to all our friends for the hard work at the circus and the delicious dishes shared at the party. Next band meeting: Thursday, May 5th, 7 pm at the Shrine. Interested nobles are encouraged to attend. No previous musical training required as we will teach you to play one of our instruments. There will be pizza and beverages, a tradition started by a sagacious sultan who's upcoming roast I assure you will be a brutal affair. Stay tuned for details. The Band will play the parades this year, With the pride of Shrinedom shining clear. The critics may question the music they hear, But the children just love it, year after year. As musicians we play the music with pride So your Sultan commands you: on the float you will ride. From the blooming Spring sands, Ali Pen Decco

Kerak Karavaners

By the time this is printed our Weed Heights trip will be history. I am sure it was a great trip as always. Thank you Dick & Carol Hawkins for taking charge of this event. That brings us to the Bishop OV trip May 20-22nd. Please notify Mary Ann Spark (775-356-1341 (hm)/775-830-0324 (c)/ or sparkle1999@sbcglobal.net) if you plan on attending. Fun things are planned. We have made a few adjustments for June. We will have our ―Mystery Trip‖ on June 27-29th (Mon-Wed). Since gas is so expensive and no telling how much more it will be going up, we are planning a trip somewhat close to everyone. The Fallon folks will probably have to travel the farthest (sorry). Please RSVP to me (Steve) 775-463-4185 (hm)/775-790-8016 (c)/ 775721-8401 (c)/ or nanooksan@msn.com (please leave a message). We need to know if you want a ―pull-thru‖ or ―back-in‖ as soon as possible. There is a pool and a lot of other things to do. Can’t tell you everything or you will figure out where we are going, but it will be fun. Monday will be Potluck; Tuesday, Bar-B-Que/& pina colada’s; and Wednesday, breakfast at a restaurant (buy your own). The price will be $85 per/rig. For those of you who do not have a rig and want to join us, there is a Hotel. Still working on July – but, the 7-11th July is CANCELLED. Any ideas????? We are set for the Pote’s OV on August 13th (Saturday) at the new restaurant at the Sands – COPA. We tried it and it was very good. The room only holds 40 people so get your reservations in early. Please call me at the above numbers/e-mail address. Enuf for now - Steve

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Sorry we missed the April Kourier. According to Art Cline, he received our comments for the April Kourier and inadvertently, in haste, missed the deadline. He apologized for the oversight. In the April issue, we paid tribute to our friend and brother, Mike Pintar, who was an active Greeter and champion golfer. I'm finally back from Arizona and happy to be home. We experienced a wide variety of weather conditions from snowflakes to 100 degree temperatures. Let me express my appreciation and thanks for all those who filled in during my absence. I understand the Greeters were prominently in attendance at the Potentate's Ball and the Kerak Circus. From all indications, the Circus was quite successful this year.

Again, I' glad to be back and I am looking forward to our next function. Fraternally yours, BOB YTURIAGA

FOR SALE: 2000 Rexall Airbus, 30800 miles, 32.5 ft. One slide. Call Charlie Stempeck @ 775-761-4858

Bring a brother to a meeting!

Karavaners trip to Bishop For the Potentates Visit May 20-21-22 Full hook-ups at Tri-CountyFairgrounds 760-873-3588 Call for reservations mention Kerak Karavaners. The Potentate has suggested Buckets of Chicken with the bus Fri night at the Comfort Inn. The cost $5.00 per person. Please bring munchies for a happy hour or two. Sat. Night will be a steak or chicken dinner with all the fixings at the VFW Hall and the Potentates Visit. Cost $20.00 Sunday morning breakfast will also be at the VFW Hall chicken fried steak plus fixings for $10.00. Please make reservations for meals with the Kerak Temple 775-856-3330. 9


Donations TED LOKKE IN MEMORY OF JOEL PETERSON, JR.

In Memoriam

LEN HOWARD IN MEMORY OF CARL GUIDICI & DORMAN PATTEN PATRICIA BEACH IN MEMORY OF BOB HACKBARTH

Passes within the Unseen Temple

ROBERT & JAN POHLMAN TO THE SHRINE HOSPITAL IN MEMORY OF MIKE PINTAR

ALLAHRAHAMAHUN (God Rested Them in Peace)

STEPHEN & NANCY SANDERS TO THE SHRINE HOSPITAL IN MEMORY OF HARRY PARDICK, JR., PATRICK O’HARA, MIKE PINTAR & ROBERT HACKBARTH

JOEL PETERSON JAMES BARKLEY

VIRGINIA PATTEN TO THE SHRINE HOSPITAL IN MEMORY OF ROBERT HACKBARTH

BUD SMITH

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.

Patrick Tanner MA, MS Marriage & Family Therapist Intern Grief, Individuals, Couples, Families 1071 Haskell Street Reno, NV 89509

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


THE RECORDER’S KORNER Well, April Showers (of snow) are here - bringing May flowers. We are looking at the 2011 Shrine Circus reports and they ARE GOOD. The Thiels and everyone who worked at the circus did an excellent job. It was a SUCCESS, and the food was good. We did have a temporary crisis. We have table and chairs stored in one trailer beside the Temple, and due to rain the blocking failed causing the trailer to sink and shift. We are unable to open the doors as they are below the platform behind the trailer. Andy Anderson saved the day. The Carson Valley Shrine Club has tables and chairs - and Andy DELIVERED. Don’t forget to make reservations for the dinners here at Kerak as the price is cheaper than at the door. The gas and electric bills are once again lower than the same month last year. Our transportation drivers rose to a new level last month. There were 14 runs with 28 drivers and co-drivers responding to the need. They drove 3,945 miles and fuel cost totaled $805.76. Food cost was $345.35. We need your help with the primary function of the Shrine - please call and put your name on the SUNSHINE DRIVERS LIST to help the children. Live well, and enjoy your summer. Larry C.

ShrineSavers, a Nobles only benefit savings program, is dynamic, exciting and constantly growing. ShrineSavers provides benefits for individuals and families, businesses and Shrine Centers. Currently there are over 50 benefits in everything from travel & leisure, communications & technology, vehicle services and much more. To access the ShrineSavers program, simply visit www.shrinesavers.com, register and login. It's that simple! No Internet, no problem. Call our Member Services toll-free (866) 9257001 and we will be glad to assist you. Tell a fellow Master Mason they can't afford NOT to be a SHRINER. 11


Our Club meeting for April was a combination meeting and tournament at the Eagle Valley Golf Course, East course, in Carson City. We played nine in the morning, got a lunch with our green fees, then played the back nine. Not much discussion at the meeting other than President John signing up players for the upcoming Club tournaments. We do want to discuss at the next meeting the idea of not having lunch in the middle of a tournament, and either having a breakfast before or eating lunch after play. Weather was mild at Eagle Valley with some haze and the course was in pretty good shape considering the harsh winter. Winner of the tournament was Jim Walsh with a net 56, followed by Ed LaPlante, Frank Omboli and Arnold Etcheberry in the next three places. Cash prizes were awarded to those who paid the $10 contest entry fee. Closestto-the-Hole winners were Jim Walsh and Arnold Etcheberry. Our first tournament of the season was back on March 17th at the Washoe Golf Course. We got a lucky break in the weather and the 11 players had a great time traversing the fairways again. Winner was Tom Newman (Way to go, Tom!) with a net 71. The next three places were filled by John Reed, Klaus Wohlgemuth and Arnold Etcheberry. John Reed won Closest-to-the-Hole both times (Our Prez was right on that day). Our point system is in full swing and results are posted on our website. We’ll also have some updated data in next month’s Kourier.

2011 Tournament Schedule May 14 (Sat)………………………..…Bishop *** May 19 (Thurs)………………………. Fernley 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 Next Monthly Meeting = Lakeridge - Thursday – 11:30 – May 12th All pertinent golf club information is on the Kerak Golf Club website – http://webpages.charter.net/jwreed , then click on the fez and check it out. If you haven’t paid your dues for 2011, please mail a check for $25 made out to ―Kerak Golf Club‖ to ―Kerak Golf Club, P.O. Box 40912, Reno, NV, 89504.‖ Club contact information: Tom Buntin, Secretary, 827-3930, nitnub@sbcglobal.net or John Reed, President/Tournament Coordinator, 825-5775, john.w.reed@charter.net

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SO SAYS STAGECRAFT Now that the circus is over we can all relax for a few minutes. Thanks to all our members who showed up to help count the tickets. It would appear the circus this year was extremely well attended. At our meeting in April most all of our members received new vests with a fire truck embroidered on the back and our names on the front. And of course, they are fire engine red. We have dug, scratched and pilfered files, but we think we have finally put a list together which contains all our past directors. In doing so it was interesting to see how many of them were Past Masters of their lodges. See you in the Reno Rodeo Parade next month.

The next Carson Valley Shrine Club event will be the Potentate’s Visitation on Sunday, May 29, 2011 to be held at Past Potentate Bob and Lynn Anderson’s home starting at 3:00 PM with cocktails and dinner at 4:30 PM. Noble Bill Earnhardt, is organizing this meal. This visitation will include barbecued steaks, beans, salad and dessert. All members will receive a flyer this month with the details. The Anderson’s address is 1102 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville. Call Paul Lockwood at 782-6583 for information and reservations. All Nobles, their families and friends are invited to this barbecue. Bob and Lynn have also cordially provided their home for a luncheon barbecue to be held following the Carson Valley Days parade on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The Carson Valley Shrine Club will have an entry in this parade which will include, among others, our tin lizzies, Masonic float and antique ambulance. Fraternally yours, Paul Lockwood

Carson Valley Shrine Club

Cocktails served at 3:00 pm Dinner served at 4:30 pm

POTENTATE’S VISITATION Charles “Andy” Anderson and his Lady Sharon

MENU Barbecued Steaks BBQ Beans, Salad & Desert Dress: Casual

Sunday, May 29, 2011 Family & friends are welcome At Bob and Lynn Anderson’s Home 1102 Kimmerling Road Gardnerville

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Kerak Rod & Gun Club Greetings All, Come join us for the fishing trip of the year. The club is going to Boulder Lodge at June Lake, CA. Fellow Shriner Andy Oldfield is the owner. His daughters are looking forward to having Kerak down for a weekend of fun and festivities where you'll be able to fish from 4 beautiful lakes all stocked with trophy trout. Our accommodations will be connecting ground floor suites that sleep six, each with living rooms, kitchens and patios. The cost will vary depending on how many we have sharing the costs of the rooms. It looks like no more than $150 per fisherman. We’ll be bringing steaks to eat for those of you who just want to go along for the fellowship. The Lodge has an indoor pool and a game room. The fly shop is just down the street along with several great restaurants. Don't forget you'll be at the entrance of Yosemite Park with all that has to offer. Past Pote Paullo will be ready, willing, and able to show us how it’s done. When that fails he'll be there to cook up the day’s catch. Good friends, good food, good surroundings, and, of course, plenty of top-shelf beverages all at your fingertips. Please contact John Little at 771-9420 to make your reservations. We'll need to get those in by May 21st in order to hold the rooms. Come out and join the club or just come along for the fun and friendship. If your new to the Shrine or an old-timer this is a great opportunity to get involved. Our trap shooting league is starting up very soon. If you have some interest in shooting also contact John Little ASAP for the first six-week season. If you miss this one there's always more starting up through the year. See everyone on the lake! Your trip guide, Art Cline I sure hope someone comes along that can show me how to get home!!!!

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Shriners Hospitals for Children® Honored with Amerinet Achievement Award Amerinet, a leading healthcare group purchasing organization, announced the winners of its third annual Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Awards. Amerinet grants these honors yearly in recognition of member excellence for commitment to the reduction of healthcare costs and improvements in the quality of patient care delivery. Sixteen outstanding members were selected for creating and implementing cutting-edge advances in operational efficiencies during 2010. Shriners Hospitals for Children®, a healthcare system of 22 pediatric specialty hospitals headquartered in Tampa, Fla., was recognized in the area of community impact and innovation. The Healthcare Achievement Awards offer an opportunity for Amerinet to underscore acute and non-acute care member facilities that met the highest standard of excellence addressing a value-of-care mission. ―These awards recognize and celebrate members who are innovators, collaborators and leaders,‖ said Todd Ebert, Amerinet president and CEO. ―These nominees truly excelled at meeting the challenges of the healthcare industry delivering high-quality, cost-effective patient care.‖ A full list of honorees can be found on the Amerinet website. About Shriners Hospitals for Children Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. For more Information, please visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. About Amerinet As a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and alternate care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit www.amerinet-gpo.com.

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*Crescent Club meets every Friday for lunch

July 3-7 Imperial Session, Denver, CO July 4 Virginia City Parade July 9 Patrol Picnic P.V. July 16 Provost Marshall P.V. July 21 Golf Club P.V. July 23 Wrecking Crew P.V. July 30-31 Elko P.V. (Kerak Dark)

Scheduled Events: May 6 Kit Carson May 7 Washoe 35 Crab Feed May 19 Grand Master’s Dinner May 20-22 Bishop P.V. May 25 Kerak Stated Meeting May 28 Pizen Switch P.V. May 29 CVSC P.V. 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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR Infamous Shrine Bus Trip

Elko Potentate Visitation will be the weekend of July 29, 30, 31, 2011 Retired Chief Aide Emeritus Pat O’Connell will be your personal bartender on this trip. More information will follow next month. Pat O’Connell Chief Aide Emeritus

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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 Telephone Headsets & Accessories Sof– phonics—Howard Elsfelder .............. 722-6650 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.

Andy’s Travels

Save $2 at the temple door with your reservation!

Bishop Potentate’s Visitation May 20th-22nd

Western Shrine Association Livermore, CA June 8th-12th

Kerak Kourier Editor

El-Ko Shrine Club Visitation July 29th-31st

Email your articles and photos to artcline@msn.com.

137th Imperial Session Denver, CO July 3-7

Call Art directly at 775-843-0600 if you have any questions or comments. KOURIER DEADLINE IS THE 15th OF EVERY MONTH. 19


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INSIDE THIS ISSUE Andy’s Travels ............................... 19 Bishop P.V. ...................................... 5 Calendar ........................................ 18 Carson Valley Shrine Club ............. 13 Divan ................................................ 3 Donations ....................................... 10 First Lady’s Project .......................... 7 Grand Master’s Dinner ..................... 4 In Memoriam .................................. 10 Kerak Arabians ................................ 8 Kerak Golf Club.............................. 12 Kerak Karavaners ............................ 8 Pizen Switch P.V.............................. 6 Potentate’s Message ....................... 2 Recorder’s Korner .......................... 11 Stagecraft ...................................... 13

Happy Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8th The members of Kerak Shrine wish all of the special ladies in our lives a wonderful Mother’s Day

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