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Volume 35, Number 4

Shriners Having Fun &

Sarasota, Florida

April 1 REPORTER DEADLINE Murder/Mystery Dinner, 6:00 p.m., 24 7 Stated Meeting, 12:45 p.m., 6 9 Sahib Golf Outing, 23 29 Sahib Derby Dinner, 5:00 p.m., 35

Helping Kids

May 1 REPORTER DEADLINE 11 Stated Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 6 30 MEMORIAL DAY / SAHIB CLOSED

April 2016

Shrine Club Directory, 8 Shrine Club News, 8 Sahib Shriner’s Parade Schedule, 23 Shrine Unit News, 18 Thursday Luncheons, 30 Masonic Digest, 32 Officers, Appointees and Unit Leaders, 44 Index of Advertisers & Shriners Info, 45 Sahib Shriners Calendar, 46


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SAHIB REPORTER

April 2016

The Official Monthly Publication of

Sahib Shriners

Shriners International 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34232 Phone: (941) 366-4449 FAX: (941) 366-8578 Email: sahib3@juno.com Web: http://sahibshrine.org Editor-in-Chief Ed Firquin Phone: (941) 366-4449 ext. 305. Email: edwintracy@verizon.net Staff Writer Editor Emeritus Gary Schweinshaupt Phone: (941) 356-5381 Email: garysch@trowel.com Staff Photographers Bob Rodd Phone: (941) 776-0937 Email: roddbobkat@aol.com Editor Emeritus Gary Schweinshaupt Phone: (941) 356-5381 Email: garysch@trowel.com

Noble Bob Rodd, Team Captain representing Manatee Shrine Club, presents $6,115.83 to Ill. Sir Scribner from 2016 Hospital Days collections at Publix in Parrish, FL.

Staff Assistant Wanda Firquin The Reporter is dedicated to promoting the interests of Sahib Shriners, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Shrine Burns Institutes and the ­Sahib Shrine Clubs and Units and ­Freemasonry.

Firefighters Jim Mauck and Ashley Lushy of the Sarasota Fire Department speak about fire safety.

DEADLINE All materials for publication must be submitted to the Sahib Shriners office no later than the first day of the month for publication in the following month. Text and images produced using computers may be submitted via email or on a PC-compatible floppy diskette or CD. Text should be submitted in ASCII format or in a commonly-used word processor format. Photos, floppy diskettes or CDs from units or clubs will be returned to writer. Sahib Shriners disclaim any liability from any loss or damages resulting from articles, opinions, statements or representations ­expressed or implied in this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without permission in writing from the publisher, except by other Shriner publications. Requests for reproduction should be addressed to Sahib Shriners. Copyright © 2016.

Harold Eady presents certificates to firefighters.

SHRINE HOSPITAL INFORMATION For information or assistance in contacting the Shriners Hospitals for Children or a Shrine Burns Institute call: National: (800) 237-5055 Florida: (888) 665-KIDS Sarasota: (941) 955-2494 Email: hospital@sahibshrine.org

The Reporter: is published monthly (except in July), a subscription is included in our member’s annual Sahib Shrine dues of $125, by the Sahib Shrine Temple, Inc., 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. Third-class postage paid at Manasota, FL.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate’s notes

Hi and how are you again? Only yesterday I took an oath to be your Potentate for 2016 and already a third of the year has elapsed! The year has been busy, rewarding, frustrating and sometimes crazy. You cannot understand the job until you are in it and even then it is sometimes clear as an ink blot! Since our last article, Sahib has had the greatest Potentate’s Reception I can imagine! Your committee did a superb job in all areas of planning, decorations, food, organization, seating, etc. Sandy and I personally gave a special dessert course to our guests…a Circus…to inform all that we are a circus town and very proud of it. Our favorite circus lady, Leslie, brought her circus school to Sahib and wowed the audience! Her students were beautiful to see and great for our audience. They then proceeded to eat us out of ice cream and cookies. This reception as with all others, is a tribute to our Sahib family. Our New Shriner Pizza Party was not as successful as we had hoped. I was very disappointed, but we did have a fruitful discussion with the group who attended. We will try again later. I have been privileged to host several Grand Lodges and Shrine groups on your behalf. Our goal, as always, is to gain friends and hopefully a few new Sahib members. Our Imperial Sir and his staff were our guests and as usual we had a great turnout of nobles to greet and meet our Imperial leadership! Lady Sandy and her committee had a wonderful luncheon with our Imperial First Lady that was very well attended. Our “civility” emphasis seems to be paying off with no incidents that have been brought to my notice. I hope all will remember to count to 10, bite your tongue and remember what our folks taught us…be nice! It also makes my job much easier! We are trying to get some new interest in clubs and units, but we cannot do it without you. Be positive when you speak to your friends and be a recruiter for Sahib. A video lover’s unit, a skeet club, cigar smokers group, gun handling programs, firefighters club, etc. Do you have an idea? If so, write it up and give me a call. You may be seeing staff changes. These are brought about by changing needs in our temple. We hope you will help us as we move forward with our new staff. A friend and accountant, Barbara Hays, has retired and Cande Bustmante has been hired to fill that vacancy. Say hi to her when you see her. We have a need for fundraisers to keep us solvent. Your Divan works very hard every year to make ends meet and it is a very tough job. On occasion, we will go to the clubs and units to kick-in a share of a project and for the most part they have aided us. We thank those who helped for meeting their obligations to Sahib. We are considering major concerts, a gun show, gun raffles and a number of other programs. For years, Sahib has subsidized the Men’s Lunch Program to the tune of $2 (plus or minus) per meal. Roughly $200 a week or $800 a month or $10,000 per year depending on attendance. This has necessarily come to a halt to help keep us solvent. For your information, Egypt, Bahia, Mahi and Amara Shriners have been sold and they are looking for smaller buildings. Several other temples are seriously considering downsizing as their membership declines and funds dry up. Sahib has been able to maintain its temple adequately thus far, but as our membership declines, drastic decisions may have to be made. We need your help to avoid this situation! Lastly, our clean up is continuing. We may not get it all, but we will make a big dent in it. Regards to all, be safe. Yours in the Faith, Carroll G. Scribner Sahib Potentate 2016

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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April 2016

Sahib Shriners “SPRING SWING” presented by The Manatee Shrine Club

LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE With Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

• Social Hour – 6:00 p.m. • Dinner – 7:00 p.m. • Dancing – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m • Choice of Entree: Chicken Cordon Bleu OR Mahi Mahi

Tickets: $19.50 per person, includes sales tax and gratuity Purchase Ticket Reservations in Advance a Must! Nobles – Jacket & Tie (Fez) Ladies – Commensurate attire Music by “Lynn’s Spins” No Ticket Sales after the Preceding Thursday Box Office: 366-4449, ext. 320 Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Shriner’s Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

SAHIB SHRINE

Official Call

Contributions Made to Shriners Hospitals

Shriners Hospital ......................... Shriners Hospital - IMO ........... Total...........................................

Total Year To Date 738.00 $ 36,163.41 - 5,990.00 $ 738.00

$ 42,153.41

Contributions Made to Sahib Shrine Donations to Sahib........................ Donations To Sahib – IMO............. Total.............................................

650.00 $ 104,183.43 25.00 11,070.10 675.00

$ 115,253.53

APRIL 2016 STATED MEETING THURSDAY NOON APRIL 7, 2016

• 11:00 a.m. Fun and Fellowship • 11:30 Band entertains • 12:00 Noon Lunch • 12:45 p.m. Meeting Opens • Balloting • 2016 Dues card and Fez required • No short pants

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL February Transportation Report Ken Clark, Hospital Chairman

27 - Patient visits to Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa 2 - Patient visit to other Shriners Hospitals for Children Participating Drivers & Assisting Nobles: Ben Blount Ed Cramer Jim Macdonald Ernie Sturges Mario Bojsiuk Fred Ellis Bob Martin Fritz Wise Dana Callanan Joel Furman Jim Pinson Paul Zeissler Ken Clark Jim Gate Dorwin Pulford Ron Conner Dennis Judd Al Racette Don Cowie Rocky Kearney Joe Smedley All nobles who are interested in taking part in the hospital transportation program are urged to contact Hospital Chairman Ken Clark, at (941) 313-9905.

Official Call

MAY 2016 STATED MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT MAY 11, 2016

• 6:00 p.m. Fun and Fellowship • 6:30 Band entertains • 7:30 p.m. Meeting Opens • Balloting • 2016 Dues card and Fez required • No short pants

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Recorder’s notes by Ed Firquin, sahib3@juno.com

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he spring is here and soon some of our friends and nobles will be north bound. The year will continue at Sahib with activity to take part in. The Golf Tournament is a good example, so check your calendar for events. The Sahib Restaurant, with new items, is now a great choice for food and beverages. Call for reservations, you will not be sorry. There was a Mini-Ceremonial in March that brought new nobles to Sahib. To you nobles, welcome to the family of Sahib Shriners. I know you were told to find a place in the fraternity to enjoy your membership, this can be of importance if you wish to be active. If you only wish to carry a membership card in your wallet and say you are a Shriner, that is your choice, there are many that seem to have chosen this course. But, if you wish to use the membership and enjoy what is offered,

you must get involved in activities as a Shriner. Nobles, if there is an activity you wish to get started, we will talk, one never knows what can develop with ideas from you. There are days and times that can be used for events in our facility by nobles and friends. Do not forget the Imperial Session is in Tampa on July 3rd through the 7th. If you wish to attend, see me for information. The Shrine Parade in Tampa will be July 4 in Historic Ybor City, known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter for over a century. Ybor City is an exotic blend of aromas, sights and sounds. This area hosts several parades each year and is a good fit for our Shrine parade. The parade route will be down 7th Avenue, the main street of the Historic District. We Shriners will be the July 4th parade for the city. This should provide for a . . .continued on page 35 

Chief Rabban’s notes by Bill Balkwill, balkwill@verizon.net

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arch was one busy month! Imperial Sir Jerry Gantt visited the largest weekly men’s luncheon in all of Shrinedom. He and First Lady Lisa enjoyed themselves and the nobles were at their best. Good job to all that helped make this day a success. Raban of the Clan Roger King and Lady Susan did a great job with the annual Hillbilly Hoedown for Clan #78. Many Hillbillies participated and had a good time dancing to the band and the food was great as usual. Thanks to everyone who helped. Reminder, the Imperial Hillbilly Conference will be in Sarasota at Sahib Shriners in October of 2017. Information will be

forthcoming. The Golf Tournament winners will be announced in the June “Reporter.” Thank you to everyone who helped and golfed. I will tell you some stories and pictures in the next edition. Do not forget to support Circus Chairman Paul Zeissler. He is selling the Ringmaster (Ken Shipley pin) and Circus (Johnny Yong pin) this will help raise money for the Sahib Shrine Circus. We will also need help in selling ads for the circus magazine. Please take a moment to thank him for all the work he does on making the Circus a success. . . .continued on page 35 

Assistant Rabban’s notes by Del Rawlinson, drawlinson@comcast.net

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ell the first quarter is behind us and we hardly had a chance to catch our breath. We had the East/West Shrine Game, three Potentate Balls, seminars for Divan Officers, Hospital Days, Sarasota County Fair, the Hillbilly Hoedown, the Patty Waszak Show and the Imperial Potentate’s visit. If that wasn’t enough to wear you out, take a big breath because April is also full of events. We will start this month with the Murder Mystery Dinner, the Sahib Golf Outing, three more Potentate Balls and the Sahib Derby. Check your calendar for the dates of these events. Oh, by the way, do not forget

about the Pancake Breakfast, Monday night Bar Bingo, Tuesday Bingo, Wednesday Queen of Hearts drawing and the monthly Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, just to mention a few. We are not done yet! Let us talk about membership - all nobles are part of a membership team regardless of whether they hold a title or a position within the temple. Keep membership your number one priority. With your help, we can do this by working together. No one man can do it all! I hope you will answer the call and make a difference. Until next month, be kind to one another. 

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April 2016

SHRINE CLUB DIRECTORY DIRECTOR OF CLUBS TBA

CLUB COUNCIL Sec./Treas.: TBA

ENGLEWOOD SHRINE CLUB President: William Bond - 941-475-4854 28146 N. McCall Road Englewood, FL 34223 Email: billandtinabond@yahoo.com Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Englewood Elks 11:30 am. Lunch 12 Noon

HILLBILLY SHRINE CLUB Raban: Roger King – 924-6250 Email: aquasoft@verizon.net Meets 1st Thursday of each month at Sahib Shrine Conference Room A - 7:30 p.m.

MANATEE SHRINE CLUB

President: Tom Willeman - 941-544-0926 4214 Caddie Drive East #102 Bradenton, FL 34203 Email: twilleman0@gmail.com Meets at the Peridia Golf & Country Club 4950 Peridia Blvd., Bradenton 1st Friday each month - 11:00 a.m. Social Events to be Announced

NORTH PORT SHRINE CLUB President: Albert Sawdai - 941-625-5632 3413 Rock Creek Drive Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Email: no email Meets at The Olde World Restaurant 14415 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL Every Tuesday, breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. Stated Meeting, 2nd Monday at 11:30 a.m.

MOTOR CORPS SHRINE CLUB President: John Hubbard - 941-776-9996 11543 28th Street Circle East Parrish, FL 34219 Email: jthubbard1@gmail.com Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sahib Shrine - 7:00 p.m.

VENICE SHRINE CLUB President: Jim Fahey – 223-6533 712 Grassy Oaks Drive Venice, FL 34293 Email: jafahey58@gmail.com Meets at Left Coast Seafood Co. US Hwy 41 Bypass Intersection of Albee Farm Road & US-41 N 3rd Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.

SHRINE CLUB NEWS Hillbilly Shrine Club by Bruce Porter, bruceporter@hotmail.com

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reat news for Hillbillies: Alamo announces a Monster Truck Rental Program on April 1st. Menu for April 7th – BBQ Pork 14th – Beef Bourguignon 21st – Turkey w/Stuffing 28th – Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce Stay healthy and happy. 

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Motor Corps Shrine Club by Giles Light (G-man), Secretary, glightfl@yahoo.com

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o April Fool’s joke this year from the Motor Corps. We are not going to try and fool you into believing the Potentate bought a Harley and plans to join us. Got to get to the facts, just the facts. First, we can report a successful Spaghetti Dinner back in February. Looks like we served 273 fellow Shriners, friends and family. Thanks to all who attended or bought tickets. As usual, a lot of people deserve kudos for making this February’s dinner a success. First, to our ladies (and at the risk of missing some) who deserve special mention: Kelly Pace, Sharon Thornsberry, Flo Ann Weaver, Connie Lacey, Nicole Crimi, Jan Dahlberg, Rita Bell, Barbara Hart, Cathy Cason and Susie Lucas. Thanks once again to Lou Ortt PP 33° who collected tickets. The Rainbow Girls, who have helped us for so many years, were there once again. Special thanks to the two Rainbow pledges from Venice: Catori Anderson and Trinity Whitley. They were accompanied by Harvina Hembrook, Mother Advisor; Kori Van Gundy, Past Worthy Advisor and Grand Representative to Pennsylvania and Virginia; and Regina Van Gundy, Advisory Board Member. Also, we thank two DeMolay members: Greg Ellis and Zack Larin from Venice. Final financial amounts are not yet confirmed, but we count this Spaghetti Dinner as another successful event. But, $181 did go to Margie Erbman who won the 50/50. Second, we were happy to escort Imperial Potentate Jerry Gantt and First Lady Lisa during their visit to the Sahib Shriners luncheon on Thursday, March 3. A special thanks to our members who were able to break away from their work responsibilities for this escort duty. The annual Sam Swope Memorial Charity Ride

was held in Orlando on March 5-6. A number of our members rode over and a financial contribution was made. Net proceeds from the run will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa. This year’s Arcadia Rodeo Parade was held on Saturday, March 12. Although the ride over and back is longer than the parade itself, we had a good representation from the Motor Corps. Several of our members along with members of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association made the Annual Pilgrimage to the Masonic Home in Saint Petersburg on the weekend of the 18th-20th. The residents sure do enjoy seeing all the motorcycles. Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, was our ride to Homosassa Springs planned by Road Captain Eric Bock (Ironman). All who made the trip had a great time. We have eight Motor Corps members and their ladies with birthdays in April. Birthdays include: John Machanska on the 2nd, Lady Barbara Hart on the 6th, Lady Cathy Cason on the 8th, Lady Joni Steelman on the 16th, Lady Carol Hubbard on the 21st, Lady Jan Dahlberg on the 21st, Dave Mashia on the 22nd and Joe Stella (Stroker Joe) on the 27th. We have one anniversary in April: Don and Paula Basham on the 8th. Before ending this column, I must share some sad news. The Black Camel has visited the Motor Corps and one of our long-time members, Jeff Young (Snowman), has been called to the promised land of eternal rest. Snowman passed away on March 2. He was buried in the Sarasota National Cemetery with a motorcycle escort on March 9. Rest well my Brother. 

Rainbow pledges Catori Anderson, Trinity Whitley and DeMolay member Greg Ellis with Mother Advisor Harvina Hembrook help serve ice cream at the Spaghetti Dinner. Guests at the Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner enjoying the bill of fare. We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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Manatee Shrine Club by Tom Willeman, President, twilleman0@gmail.com

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pril is here and spring has sprung. Our meeting in April will take place on the 1st (April Fool’s Day). No speakers are scheduled for this meeting. Our Tram Tour scheduled for April 18 is still on track and we have 55 on the list at this time. April’s meeting will be the last chance to sign up. The Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance for April 12 will be hosted by Manatee Shrine Club and we hope you will attend. Our menu for this month will be roast turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and vegetable or a

harvest salad with grilled chicken. Russ Sexton will be accepting reservations by email at drsexton45@gmail. com, phone (941) 773-7280 or mail your reservations to Russ Sexton at 5406 White Blaze Terrace, Parrish, Florida 34219. Come join us and enjoy some time with old friends. 

North Port Shrine Club by John Brophy, Scribe, jonhb1996@gmail.com

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nother month already! Time seems to go faster the older we get and there isn’t a thing we can do to slow it down. So be it. Make the most of each day. At our February 23rd breakfast, there were three tables of nobles including our Ill. Sir Carroll Scribner, Chief Rabban Bill Balkwill and others we have not seen in some time. Very nice turnout. Farewell services were held for our departed Brother and Noble Don White at the Olde World Restaurant in North Port on February 8. Many thanks to those nobles who gave of their time on Super Bowl Sunday to man the collection sites for the annual Hospital Benefit Days endeavor. A very respectable sum was collected. Many of the Publix managers reported to our chairman that Super Bowl Sunday was one of their busiest days. Good tip! Received a very nice Valentine communique from Scribe Emeritus Jock Robertson and his Lady Kerry in Minnesota. Jock is NPSC Scribe Emeritus, my mentor and biggest fan. The raccoons have chased them to another location, just as cool but a tiny bit south from where they were, Coon Rapids. They now reside in Frigid, Minnesota, beg pardon it is Fridley Minnesota. Do not see much difference temperature wise, still brrrrr country. New address is 6655 Arthur Street Northeast, Fridley, Minnesota 55432. Thank you kindly Noble Jock. March birthday greetings to Nobles Clint Van Tassell, Cliff Bloodsworth, Mark Yates and myself. Who needs another birthday? This will probably be the last NPSC Reporter article by yours truly. The maladies and infirmaries

of old age are beginning to creep up on your scribe and prompts him to request a replacement. Hopefully, it will be someone who is still active in all the NPSC activities and can report with accuracy on the comings and goings of the club. The magazine program may not be dead as reported in the March edition of “The Reporter.” Noble Art Stika is collecting them, so bring them in. (Bits and Pieces) How is this for a job perk? Facebook and Apple are now offering health coverage to include egg freezing costs. They will pay up to $20,000 for the procedure which can cost $10,000 plus $500 annual storage fees. It was not specified whether they were white or brown eggs??? (Quotable Notable) March QN - Will Rogers. For April: Who said, “You learn a lot about yourself doing physical work. What I learned about myself was that I did not like doing physical work.” The usual comp breakfast for two for the correct answer. 

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Venice Shrine Club by Tim Kinchla, Secretary, kinch945@yahoo.com

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uper Bowl Sunday, February 7, dawned blustery and cold. Five dedicated nobles and one of our ladies began the 2016 collections for the Sahib Transportation Fund at one of Venice’s Publix markets. The day went well with numerous Super Bowl shoppers in a very supportive mood. Over $500 was collected that day, a great way to kick off this event. February 11, 12 and 13 saw more Venice Shrine Club nobles and their ladies donning the aprons and holding the canisters for our kids. Final tally after all was said and done, over $3,000 was raised. Well done nobles and ladies! More than thirty nobles joined us on February 16 for the monthly luncheon. The speaker for the day was Suzanne Barksdale from Tidewell Hospice who

offered a very informative presentation explaining how Tidewell works, the variety of patients that are in the program, some being homebound and others within their facility, the total number of patients, as well as the funding issues facing this wonderful and necessary program. Her presentation was well received and she was able to answer questions at its completion. Consider joining us for our April luncheon at Left Coast on April 19. Social hour is at 11:00 a.m. with the luncheon at 12:00 noon. Who knows, you may be one of our lucky “Scratch Ticket” winners or the winner of “Money Mania”. Of course, you have to be there to win! Look forward to seeing you on the 19th! 

beashrinernow.com beashrinernow.com continues to attract quality candidates. To date, more than 1,200 men have inquired about Freemasonry or becoming a Shriner. While the numbers of those interested are impressive, we really need more mentors to ensure candidates receive the attention they need and deserve. Consider joining the more than 1,150 Shriners who are already virtual mentors. As a virtual mentor, you will be paired with a candidate in your area who has similar interests. Communicating by phone, email or in person, you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and enthusiasm about Masonry and about being a Shriner. You will answer questions or concerns, help find the Lodge best suited to the candidate’s interests, and help him with his journey to become a Shriner. You will also have the opportunity to make a new friend. Learn more and sign up at: https://www.shrinersvillage.com/Membership/VirtualMentor.aspx

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2016 Potentate’s Ball Honoring Ill. Sir Carroll Scribner

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2016 Potentate’s Ball (continued)

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canisters Bingo Help Wanted February 2016 Noble Ed Cramer Leroy Hocking Chickie Gene Kraus Bob Dell

Location Club/Unit Amount Hungry - Palmetto 8th MSC $48.79 KFC - Palmetto 8th MSC 31.30 Hungry - Desoto Mall 30.15 Hungry - 59th & Cortez 28.38 KFC - Manatee 8.21 KFC - 63 & 15th 16.56 Hillbilly Night 81.00 Soos Jewelry Design VSC 35.44 Captain Eddie’s VSC 11.31 Carlson Cleaners VSC 17.42 Himself 142.12

If you have a canister placed, and want your collections listed in this monthly report, provide the Sahib office with the information. Sherri will be providing the collection amounts each month for the Reporter. We still have quite a number of these canisters out, and no information on where they are. Please help Sherri get the current information. 

Be a part of the team! Workers wanted each Tuesday. No experience necessary— just a sincere desire to help keep our Bingo program successful. We can always use more workers to allow flexible scheduling/split shifts, and for standby workers especially during the summer months. Units or clubs are encouraged to provide volunteer workers one week out of each month. Contact the following ahead of time for details. Bingo Office at 366-4449 Ext. 214 for: Substitute Bingo caller Bingo sheet (card) sellers Ink Dauber sales Floor workers Pull tab sales Charlie Titus at 896-8426 for: Kitchen help in sandwich/coffee preparation (Two people 8-9 a.m. and one person 8-1:30 p.m.) Serving of sandwiches/snacks/ cashier (Three people 8-1:30 p.m.) (Either singles or couples are welcome). 

If you’re a noble of the Shrine searching for brotherhood and camaraderie, remember that Sahib Shrine is yours. Find your way and enjoy your membership. Sahib is always in need of assistance with duties, there are many activities to become involved with for your pleasure. Don’t travel alone, bring someone with you to travel the journey crossing the hot sands to the welcoming shade of our goodly temple.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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December 2080 Robert & Ruth Riegel December 2056 Manatee Shrine Club May 2034 S&B Carter December 2033 Sahib Golf Assoc. (In Memory of James Ericsson) (In Memory of John Lewellen) (In Memory of Bill Simon) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Austin Pickering) (In Memory of Philip Staples) (In Memory of Arthur Monson) (In Memory of Oscar Cloutier, PP) April 2030 Charles S. Marston (In Memory of Anne M. Marston) May 2029 Desert Patrol August 2027 Fred & Marylou Ellis April 2026  Don & Elayne Sims May 2025 S&B Carter March 2025 John R. Holland (In memory of Carl E. Hohlt) John & Kitty Brophy February 2025 Eleanor Herman (In memory of Carl Herman) August 2024 S. & B. Carter December 2023 Jerrit & Melinda Clayton September 2023 Volkert and Helen Smith February 2023 North Port Shrine Club January 2023 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Donald Chase, PPR) (In Memory of George Cumming) April 2022 Roy Winterbottom (In Memory of Ed Luff)

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August 2017 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Philip Mitchell, PP) June 2017 June 2019 Manatee Shrine Club  Col. M.G. Swindler May 2017 (In memory of Col. Swindler) Margaret Hayes May 2019 (In Memory of Barry Hayes) Kenneth & Betty Terryberry Sahib Shrine Mariners Dale & Donna LaBell April 2017 Harold & Mary Stuver Joan & Douglas Patterson March 2019 (In Memory of Luther Bollman) Michael Clarke Manatee Shrine Club February 2019 (In Memory of Arthur Bieser) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of John Bohenkamp) (In Memory of Robert Berlund) (In Memory of Larry Swanson) (In Memory of Preston Sturdevant, Jr.) (In Memory of Earl Woodring) (In Memory of Earl Hadley) Roy’s Automotive Laura Atz (In Memory of Gerald Netzley - Egypt Shrine) (In Memory of Eugene Atz) (In Memory of Danny O’Harold – Egypt Shrine) (In Memory of Austin Pickering - Sahib Shrine) December 2018 Bud & Carole Glidden March 2017 Ann Lassig Christopher Weeks & Barbara Hershey Nyla Temple #152 Daughters of the Nile Nelson, Melvin & Anna-Marie February 2017 November 2018 Charles & Mary Jane Hamilton Charles H. Burke Nancy Holmes January 2017 (In Loving Memory of George Holmes) Charles & Suzanna Krueger August 2018 November 2016 Jack & Marti Bryant Lindy & Sandy Nardone April 2018 October 2016 Ted & Anita Moltz Patricia A. McLain February 2018 (In Memory of BG John H. McLain) Manatee Shrine Club September 2016 (In Memory of Robert Everly) Herb & Joanne Mueller Joe & Marion Mitchell August 2016 (In Memory of Phil Mitchell) Giles Light January 2018 May 2016 Charles & Pauline Baker Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Betsy Baker) (In Memory of Al McKenzie, PP) (In Memory of John Pinkley) September 2018 (In Memory of Fordon Harris) In Memory of Evelyn Noe Dr George & Dorothy Robinson (In Memory of Frank Noe) December 2017 April 2016 William & Maryann Adams Col. M.G. Swindler September 2017 Marion Podewitz (In Memory of Bill Podewitz) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Paul Tobias)

(Through month stated,  = New or Renewed this month) December 2021 Don and Joan Patterson Dick and Jinny Warner (In Memory of Luther Bollman) September 2021 Eileen Jensen (In Memory of Jim Jensen) August 2021 Mary Ellen Pickering (In Memory of Austin Pickering) (In Memory of Dottie LaGreco) May 2021 Burton Chandler Jack & Iris Kwitchoff March 2021 Dr. Lawrence G. Schaeferle (El Kahir-Iowa), North Port Shrine Club February 2021 Betty Ponder (In Memory of Elza & Sammy Ponder) October 2020 Dolores O’Neal (In Memory of Loved Shriners) Norris and Barbara Walker September 2020 Carolyn Fillmore (In Memory of Carl Fillmore) Lester Helmich August 2020 William Adams April 2020 Everett & Evelyn Blount Jim Dunlap December 2019 Jim Dunlap November 2019 Margaret Lawrence (In Loving Memory of Donald Lawrence) Sahib Golf Committee August 2019 Peggy Cloutier (In Memory of Oscar Cloutier) Midge Jordan (In Memory of Doug Jordan David R. Magdalik Kevin & Susan Sapio

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I want to be a “Reporter Booster” and help offset the increasing cost of our publication. Name or Organization:__________________________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________ City: _______________ State: _____ Zip:_____________ Donations are only $10.00 per year, you may prepay for multiple years. Your name will be listed each month in the Reporter for the period you are supporting. For example: for a $10 donation in January 2015, you will be listed through January 2016. If you donated $50, you would be listed through January 2020. Donations for the longest periods will be listed first.

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SHRINE UNIT NEWS Clown Corner by Harold “Ding-a-Ling” Bell, scrappysarasota@comcast.net

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ast month it was in the future and this month it is in the past along with great memories. I am referring to the February 9th Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance with all of the great costumes celebrating Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. I am sure that many of you received pictures from Al “Corny” Cobb on your computer. Also, I want to mention our clown ladies and the great job they did with the table decorations. It was all great fun with great music, friendship and good food. The Clowns completed their work for the Hospital Benefit Days in February and presented the Potentate with a check for $897.35. Our collection was completed at the Publix store located at Bee Ridge and Beneva Roads. A picture is in “The Reporter” showing two of the Clowns doing their work. We give a big thanks to the store manager for helping with our Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa and Sahib Shriners funding activity. As you read the April “Reporter”, you will note that two March parade activities have been completed. The Arcadia Parade on Saturday, March 12 was fun as usual because the people along the parade route were so enthusiastic. They seem to not only appreciate the Clowns, but all of the Shrine participants. Last year the temple did not participate in the DeSoto Heritage Children’s Parade. The Clowns will have been at the parade on March 25 in Palmetto. Maybe, we can show some pictures of the parades in the May “Reporter.” Our next parade will be on Labor Day.

Our Clown Director took on a special assignment as coordinator of the Shrine workers at the Sarasota County Fair. Our hats are off to Butch “Sparky” Power for the job he did for all of our units in providing us with the opportunity to make some money to operate our units and also making money for our Shrine children. For the Clowns, it could help us with our funds that we send to ISCA (International Shrine Clown Association) each year to help fund its “Sneaker Fund.” Well folks, that is all for this month. Bye bye for now and always remember our children at our Shriners Hospitals. 

Clowns Al “Corny” Cobb and Casey “Felix” Jankowski collecting funds for our Hospital Benefit Days.

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hat a great month we had in March. Three great concerts! We wish to thank all the musicians who performed with us for our concerts at Freedom Village, Bradenton, Pleasant Lake RV Park at Baden River and the Sarasota County Fair. We would also like to thank our host, Ray Causton PP of Rameses Shriners, Toronto, Ontario for the great donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa from the wonderful audience at the Pleasant Lake concert. A tip of the Fez to our High Priest & Prophet Dell Hyland for making the arrangements for us to play in

Robarts Arena to open this year’s Sarasota County Fair. We really enjoyed representing the Sahib Shriners as we performed our concert. We are looking forward to our next concert on April 14 at our Noble/Ladies Luncheon. Let us have a great audience for this concert. 

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ur next meeting will be Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Tara Country Club. We will gather at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. Program to follow. Make your reservations with me, Colonel James Fleming. 

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Legion of Honor by Malcolm Van Dyke II, sahibloh@comcast.net USA FLAG PROTOCOLS

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everal months ago the Legion of Honor received two complaints, one from a Sahib Shriner and the second, and the most important, from a family with no Masonic affiliations at all. The complaint was that the current LOH Commander was carrying the USA Flag all by himself in parades, without armed guards and this was disgraceful and inappropriate to the USA Flag. Since that time, the LOH Adjutant, Past Commander Chuck Barrett and a Divan member with on-site extensive active duty US Army training and experience have all done extensive online research in the protocols of displaying and parading the USA Flag. References such as FM 3-21.5 Drill and Ceremonies, TC 3-21-5 and the “United States Code, Title 35, Chapter 10” have been read, reread and researched. Nowhere in these publications and other publications researched is it written that the USA Flag when being carried in a parade of any type has to be guarded by armed soldiers or individuals. The spring parade season is now upon Sahib and the LOH Commander, who likes to walk in parades and has the physical capabilities to do so, will continue to walk the USA Flag in all Sahib parades by himself if necessary. However, if anybody would like to walk alongside him as an armed guard, we will be more than happy to loan him a weapon and temporary loan of an LOH uniform. The LOH also has the capability and will do so, if the circumstances dictate so, to mount the American Flag properly on the front right of a Sahib

golf cart. This procedure is used almost exclusively by the several Shrine LOH Units on the East Coast of Florida as witnessed by the Sahib LOH Adjutant. The LOH continues its now long-established program of accepting your tired/worn out flag that is ready for retirement. Simply fold up your flag and place it in a paper or plastic bag and bring into the Sahib’s front office. You can leave your old friend with Sherri or in the Aides’ Office. The adjutant will then collect your old friend and take him to be burned (the only authorized retirement). Your old friend’s properly retired ashes will remain with the cremated soldier for the rest of their retired lives in an urn to be buried someplace. Your LOH is now online with the American Legion to be notified when the USA Flag must be lowered to half/ staff. The alert is received by email from the American Legion website. Since being online for this notification, the LOH Color Captain has been averaging, every 45 days or so, lowering the Sahib Shriners front lawn flags. It is no easy task to lower four flags properly, and in the protocols sequences, or take all the way down and then store away three flags, so only the USA Flag remains to be half/masted. The LOH is excited to have just learned that the 2016 Sahib Shrine Circus will be at Robarts Arena. It has been quite a few years now since your LOH presented the Colors in their larger center ring. Keep in touch! 

Oriental Band by Jim Austin, jau1060866@aol.com

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orry Casey, left your last name off the March article. For those of you who caught the mistake, Casey’s last name is Yniguez, pronounced (yi-nen-gues). He is studying the musette and doing very well. He hopes to be ready to play with us in Tampa for the Imperial. At his current rate of learning we are positive he will make it. Our group is scheduled to play in Arcadia in March and we may do the Palmetto Children’s Parade also in March. The Arcadia Parade goes with their annual Rodeo and the children’s parade is a big item in Bradenton’s spring party, the Desoto Heritage parade. As mentioned in last month’s “Reporter” the Imperial in Tampa is over the fourth of July and it is no small thing to the band. We practice each week on the five songs we will compete on. They are usually songs

we do not normally play, indeed this year only one is an old favorite of ours. Unless something goes terribly wrong, we should return with a good trophy because we still like to compete and have gotten pretty good at securing trophies. One of the fellows takes these trophies, takes the plates off the front, and we donate the trophies to the Special Olympics Kids so they can get a trophy for their efforts. On another subject, the band ran the Queen of Hearts game the months of January and February for the temple and must say it was fun, although it cut down sharply the time we could practice. Come down any Wednesday and join the fun why don’t you, you could win something. 

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Oriental Guide’s notes by Bruce Porter, bruceporter@hotmail.com

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hese first three months have been very busy. Thank you for allowing me to serve you. I hope that you have been enjoying our Shrine functions. Please continue to support our Shrine by attending events, drinking in our lounge, dining in our restaurant and volunteering for whatever you can. Your pocket calendar lists most of the events and “The Reporter” has updated information.

If you would like to save postage and print expenses, let us know and if enough members request email only, we may be able to do so. As Masonic brothers’ have but one aim, to please each other, and unite in the grand design of being happy and communicating happiness. May kindness and brotherly affection distinguish your conduct. 

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR 2016 DUES YET? Pay by credit card online at http://sahibshrine.org/shop.htm

ALL SHRINERS PLEASE NOTE: When sending in your dues payment you must send separate checks if you wish to make a donation to Shriners Hospital for Children.

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2016 SAHIB SHRINERS PARADE SCHEDULE September 5

9:00 am

Pioneer Days Parade

Englewood

October 22

10:00 am

Sun Fiesta Parade

Venice

November 25

7:00 pm

Holiday Parade

Venice

December 3

7:00 pm

Holiday Parade

Sarasota

December 10

5:00 pm

Poinsettia Parade

North Port

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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter

Sahib Shriners Building Fund

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he Sahib Shrine Building Fund is for the improvement, replacement and expansion of equipment, furnishings and upkeep of the building and grounds. How can you help? We need funds for the above Do you know? We can’t do any of these improvements until we have money! Do we need these improvements? Look at our Shrine building. The answer is YES! Please send your contribution to the Sahib Shrine Building Fund NOW! Those of you who have contributed, we thank you and hope you will continue to do your part for this worthy cause. —From TBA, Building Fund Chairman

BUILDING FUND DONATION FORM Yes, I (We) want to have my (our) name (names) on the Brass Plate on the Building Fund Board in the lobby of Sahib Shrine, showing the desire to have a part in the great work of the temple. Please check the proper box: Here is my check in the amount of $ ________ to start the ball rolling, and I will give more as I am able on as nearly a regular basis as I can. Here is my check in the amount of $ ________. Please have the Brass Plate letters as follows: (Please Print) Samples for lettering: 1. John F. Doe 2. John F. Doe and Lady Mary 3. Mary F. Doe in memory of John Date: ___________ Signature: ___________________________ Address: ___________________________________________ City: _________________________ State: ___ Zip: __________ Send and make checks payable to: Sahib Shriners (Building Fund), 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232

Anyone that has contributed to the building fund, check the board in the foyer, if plaque is incorrect see the Recorder in the Sahib office.

Sahib Shrine Building Fund Plate Descriptions

$ 100 $ 500 $1,000 $2,500 $5,000

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A Brass Plate A Silver Plate A Red Plate A Blue Plate A Green Plate

$10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000

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A Purple Plate A Gold Plate An Orange Plate A Black Plate A White Plate

Wouldn’t you like to see your name in one of these plates in the lobby of Sahib Shrine? Donate today, to the BUILDING FUND and help our temple grow into the future.

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$9.99 per person

All-you-can-eat! Sahib Shrine Trust Fund “The Permanent Building Fund”

Million Dollar Recognition Wall Fund Pledge Card q q q q q q q q

$ _______________ Cash, Check, or Money Order $500 Cash, Check, or Money Order $500 Cash, Check, or Money order. Minimum ten payments over a one year period. $2,500 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money order Other tangible items over a 5 year period. $5,000 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money Order Other tangible items over a 5 year period. $7,500 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money Order Other tangible items over a 5 year period. $10,000 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money Order Other tangible items over a 5 year period. Larger Amounts designated by Board of Trustees with wishes of donor considered.

Living Tree of Our Future

Sahib Shrine Trust Fund Donor Recognition We wish to thank the following who have given up to this point and those who qualifying will be engraved on the “Tree” in the appropriate manner.

Signature of Donor: __________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________ __________________________________________________ Inscription to read: ___________________________________ __________________________________________________ Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Shriners, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

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Contributions to the 100 Million Dollar Club Since last Reporter

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

100 MILLION DOLLAR CLUB for the benefit of

Shriners Hospitals for Children

It’s simple... Just indicate your desire to leave $100 (or more) in your will to this wonderful cause, or give $100 (or more) dollars now. I have previously made a will leaving a bequest to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. I have added a provision in my will leaving a bequest to the hospitals. I prefer to make a cash contribution at this time of at least $100, which is tax deductible. Please return application to: Recorder’s Office Sahib Shriners 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34232

Make your check payable to:

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN I am a member of ____________________________ Shriners.

Signed ___________________________________________ Address __________________________________________ City __________________ State_______ ZIP___________ Please have the certificate read: _________________________________________________ (Please print full name)

For More Information Call: (941) 366-4449

Model “T’s” and Classic Cars of Sahib Shriners

THE LEGION OF HONOR 1st WEDNESDAY – 1900 HRS. – CRA William A. Summerfield, Commander

Meetings Are Held 2nd MONDAY of the Month 7:00 P.M. “AT SAHIB SHRINE”

(765) 760-0252 Email: wsummerfield@gmail.com

For Model Ts contact: Ron LeVene (941) 753-3769 For Classic Cars contact: Ron Shrum (941) 961-0871

WE RIDE SO THAT CHILDREN CAN WALK

Kentucky Colonels Under the Jurisdiction of Sahib Temple

Sahib Mariners Do You Enjoy Boating?

SARASOTA, FLORIDA

Join us 2nd Wednesday – 6:00 p.m. Dinner  7:00 p.m. Meeting

AT SAHIB SHRINE Ron LeVene Commodore

We Welcome Veterans! “How Good and Pleasant it is for Noble Soldiers to Dwell Together in Unity”

Email: Phyneas@aol.com Phone: 753-3769

We meet 4th Tuesday September - May at Tara Golf & Country Club. Ladies are always included. Col. James Fleming, President Phone: 414-350-6061

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Advertising in the Sahib Reporter

Our monthly magazine is mailed to over 2,000 subscribers, advertisers and complementary readers and is available for anyone to view in Adobe Acrobat on our Website. You can also obtain the brochure and sales contract there: http://sahibshrine.org/reporter/

Annual Advertising Rates for the Sahib Shrine Reporter

Meetings 1st Thursday of each Month at Sahib Shrine

Interior Full Page ........ $ 1,125 Half Page ...................... $ 675 Third Page .................. 450 Quarter Page ................ 375 Business Card ............ 225 Phone: (941) 366-4449 Email: sahib3@juno.com

SAHIB SHRINERS SPEAKER BUREAU NEEDS YOU TO HELP US TELL THE STORY 1. Schedule your clubs and organizations so we may educate more of the public about the Shriners Hospitals for Children. 2. Schedule your Masonic groups so we may speak about the Shrine, its hospitals and the importance of keeping our Masonic families united and growing. Contact Chairman: Harold Eady Phone: 351-7860  Email: hjeady@comcast.net SPEAKER BUREAU MEMBERS Hugh Quigley; Edmund Campbell, Jr.; Bob Somerville; Anthony Vignocchi

RECORDER’S REPORT by Ed Firquin – Recorder

FEBRUARY 2016 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – December 2015 Gains: Affiliated 0 Restored 0 Associates 1 Creations 0 Reversal 0 1 Losses: Demits 0 Expired 2 AMD 1 Suspended 0 Resigned 0 -3

In Memoriam

1,141

BLACK CAMEL Our beloved Brethren live on in a new and more glorious life and service. We carry their influence in our lives and their memories in our hearts. They are not forgotten.

Norman Sterner William Arbuckle Gilbert Pierola Kenneth Jeffrey Young

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SAHIB SHRINERS THURSDAY MEN’S LUNCHEONS

Contact Program Chairman: Harold Eady - hjeady@comcast.net - with questions or program suggestions.

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“Live Life... at Villa Grande at Sarasota A new concept in senior living.” 3% Discount to All Shriners Plus a No Interest Finance Plan for your Roofing Needs

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At Sahib Shrine same day and time as our Sunday Pancake Breakfasts. January March May September November

2301 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34237 Agents for Sahib Shriners and Araba Shriners Phone: 941-366-7070

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We Care

Manatee Shrine Club President: Tom Willeman 4214 Caddie Drive East #102 Bradenton, FL 34203 Phone: 941-544-0926 Email: twilleman0@gmail.com

Meets at the Peridia Golf & Country Club 4950 Perida Blvd., Bradention 1st Friday each month - 11:00 a.m. Social Events to be Announced Under The Jurisdiction of SAHIB SHRINERS – Sarasota, Florida

Tired of the commotion and long waits to be served at your business lunches?

Give the Sahib Shrine Restaurant a try!

http://twitter.com/sahibshriners Or

Look for this icon on the Sahib Shriners Web Home page and click on it!

Reasonable prices, Free Wi-Fi, no crowds, quiet atmosphere for serious business discussions to help you make that sale.

Follow via Mobile Web using a Mobile Browser http://mobile.twitter.com Search for “sahibshrine” Follow Sahib and others on your own Twitter Account. https://support.twitter.com/ Go to Twitter Basics You’ll want to follow: sahibshrine shriners shrinershosp Shrine Game flashrine FLMasonicDist27

Clients are often impressed that you are connected with the Shrine philanthropies, and they may be impressed with our rental banquet facilities.

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Masonic Digest Scottish Rite by Casey A. Fletcher, KCCH, cfletcher@palletone.com

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ur ancient brethren were well-read. The results of their reading and reflection found their way into both our Blue Lodge and Scottish Rite Degrees. The lessons and wisdom of the sages are offered to us in a theatrical, but scholarly fashion. We should be grateful. Marcus Cicero (106-43 BCE) has been included frequently in these articles as a likely source for Masonic ideas, for example, lessons on the four cardinal virtues, politics and ethics. He was the Roman equivalent of Plato, a man of philosophical learning, a brilliant writer and statesman. The Founders of our country admired him for his character and principled political life. Beyond politics and philosophy, Cicero offers sage advice on matters of life. A good example is his work On Old Age. Unlike Plato, who wrote using abstractions and theories, Cicero used historical figures. On Old Age is a dialogue between Marcus Porcius Cato, Publius Cornelius Scipio and Laelius (the historical contributions of these figures, and their ancestors, are worthy of investigation in their own right), in which Cato, an old man, schools the younger two on the merits of properly considering old age. He encourages their search for wisdom, their continuous education and their active participation in the life of their city. He also makes a case for the immortality of the soul.

Cicero’s advice to the young men may have found its way into our Masonic ritual and is well-summarized in the Master Mason lecture (see page 119 of the Florida Monitor (2010). We can a learn a lot by attending and participating in our degrees and by the frequent study of the ritual. We may never know who is really speaking to us… Cicero, Plato, Confucius, Aristotle, some Zen Master, Immanuel Kant, Edmund Burke or Solomon. The source of the great ideas, thoughts and lessons is not so relevant. What is important, as Cicero taught the young men, is that we continue to grow, learn and act so that, in old age, we may enjoy that “happy reflection consequent to a well-spent life.” The Scottish Rite’s Degrees will next be conferred on April 9 and 16. Petitions are available at <http:// tampascottishrite.org>. There is still time to submit petitions. The Valley of Tampa regularly meets at its Center in Tampa on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a 5:45 p.m. dinner. The next meeting is April 11. Casey Fletcher is Past Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 6 in Bartow, Florida. His hair is graying and his eyes are weakening, but he does not feel so old. 

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Support Your Masonic Organizations Visit a Blue Lodge Near You Wauchula No. 17 Manatee No. 31 Peace River No. 66 Braidentown No. 99 Palmetto No. 110 Bowling Green No. 121 Sarasota No. 147 Venice No. 301 Phoenix No. 346 Englewood No. 360 North Port No. 406

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.

Corner Hwy 17 & Main St. 402 15th St. E. 909 North Oak 520 30th Ave. W. 402 15th St. E. Chester Ave. & Main St. 2160 Main St. 118 E. Venice Ave. 240 S. Tuttle Ave. 265 Pine St. 5900 S. Biscayne Blvd.

Wauchula Bradenton Arcadia Bradenton Bradenton Bowling Green Sarasota Venice Sarasota Englewood North Port

Visit Scottish Rite (more detail at http://trowel.com/flamason/scottishrite/index.html) Sarasota SR Club

1st Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. 240 S. Tuttle Ave. (On even numbered months – Dark in December)

Sarasota

2nd Friday, 11:45 a.m. Sahib Shriners for lunch (Every month, except dark in July, and observe the Ceremony of Remembrance in March on a date TBA each year.)

Sarasota

Valley of Tampa

2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m., (Optional Dinner at 5:45 p.m.)

Tampa

5500 Memorial Hightway

Visit a High Twelve Club (more detail at http://www.trowel.com/flamason/hi12.htm) Cortez

Every Monday, 10:45 a.m. (November through April)

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

6010 14th St. W. Duff’s Restaurant

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Sar-I Court No. 79 - LOSNA by Peggy Sue Mitchell, High Priestess, peggyspegg@gmail.com

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adies, I want to thank all of you for your confidence in electing me as your new High Priestess. Congratulations to all of our new officers and especially to our five new members who stepped up to take a position. I am sure we will be there to walk you through as you learn about LOS and I am just as sure that we will refresh ourselves in all facets of our court. I fully believe we are all just a small piece of the puzzle, but when united. we not only complete the puzzle, but we set an example making our court a great court. We are now on our way to a new and upcoming great year. Lady Mary is to be congratulated for her strength, hard work and ideas as our Past High Priestess. Congratulations Mary, for all of the new members you brought into our court. We are very lucky to have sixteen Past High’s and one Past Grand in our court; these ladies really are a wealth of knowledge and rightfully they are known as the backbone of our court because they truly are. By the time this comes out we will have had our Installation, our Grand Installing Officer Carol Sue Roberts did a wonderful job, thank you Lady Grand Carol Sue. If you missed it, you missed not only meeting some of our Grand Line Officers, but the fantastic performances our units did, what talent. I really appreciated all of you that helped me with

the planning and pulling this great event off. It will be a day in my life that I hope I never forget. To list everyone would take up a full page, but to my court momma, Joyce Goacher, I love you and thank you deeply for your guidance. With her help and advice, I was able to reach out to not only our Past High Priestesses but to many of our members. What a great team we all make. I cannot forget the Sahib Shriners, the Potentate Carroll Scribner and First Lady Sandy and his Divan. To all the Sahib staff and especially the Event Coordinator Linda, our great Chefs, the set-up crew, bartenders, etc. I feel very blessed to have had such cooperation. Our year-end audit will be March 29; our Stated Meeting will be April 8 at 12:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite. May 14 through 20 will be Grand Council in California. I will post our events, time, etc. as the information is passed to me, or our Recorder Linda will. We have had a lot of deaths, accidents and illnesses this past year. Now, let us all be safe, love one another and remember our oaths we each took. We are a team and we shall never forget our purpose which is to aid our Masons, Shriners and Shriners Hospitals for Children - our future is our children. Oh, and let us not forget to have fun, fun, fun along the way. After all, we are here on this earth, as we know it, just a short time and we only get to walk through it one time. Fraternally yours. 

Nyla Temple No. 152 by Katherine A. Rodd, Queen, roddbobkat@aol.com

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ow appropriate for 2016 - leap year. Nyla Temple is leaping into the future. It is now a time for a new slate of officers to begin their term, get completely settled in our new location, day and time for our sessions, bringing in new members and the return to session for some of our members after a long sabbatical. This is the year of many positive changes in our order, which is geared for the present day woman. Yes, our membership is open to all women with a Masonic/ Shrine relationship, former member of the two Masonic Youth groups, or was a patient of the Shriners

Hospitals for Children. Need more information on who we are and what we do, check out the Daughters of the Nile website www.DaughtersoftheNile.org. You will find a wealth of information about us. We have donated over 56 million dollars to the Shriners Hospitals for Children and our goal is to have 3 Million-Dollar plaques in each of the 22 hospitals. Membership is important and we look forward to growing. These are some of our goals. How about joining us and be a part in obtaining these goals. 

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Page 35  . . .continued from page 7 Recorder’s Notes large viewing audience of Tampa citizens along with visiting Shriners. The parade will step off at 6:00 p.m. with fireworks to follow. Ybor City is located approximately one mile from the Convention Center area where the fireworks are traditionally held. Make your plans to come to Ybor City and enjoy the parade. Club and unit presidents see the Potentate or me ASAP if your club or unit wishes to be in the parade, you will need information. Do not forget the child within and I will see you around the temple. 

 . . .continued from page 7 Chief Rabban’s Notes One thing all of us have learned is that we have the best Box Office Manager, Lady Marylou Ellis, and assistant, Lady Bobbi Schweinshaupt, aka LOSNA. Make sure you tell them how much you appreciate all that they do for the Shrine! Finally, I want to thank all the nobles for continued support of the Sahib Walk of Honor Memorial Brick Project. Your dedication to our Sahib Shrine makes this the best Shrine. Remember support your Shrine and keep a child in your heart! 

A weekly email Webletter is sent to all subscribers of the Sahib Shriner’s Email List, it contains reminders and updates to content here in the Reporter and in

the area Shrine and Masonic calendars, to ­subscribe or to update your email address, send email to: garysch@trowel.com.

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Sahib Shriners Ladies Night

March Birthday Winner Noble Ron Enger

March Anniversary Winners Noble Ed and Lady LaVerne Mims Photos courtesy of Noble Bud Glidden

Ill. Sir Carroll and First Lady Sandy Scribner’s family attending Sahib’s 2016 Potentate’s Ball. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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New Procedure for Divan’s Birthday Wish Nobles your birthday will now be listed in the Reporter. The Divan will provide you a birthday well drink or beer in the lounge any time during your birth month or within 10 days from the end of your birth month. Present your ID and receive your birthday card wish from your Divan. After you have read your card please return it while in the lounge for our records of redeemed wishes.

April April 1 Behmer, Lloyd Haab, Albert Gabriel, Richard Conway, Sid Rawlinson, Delbert Bagley, Mark April 2 Park, Edward O’Diam, Clarence Kinzly, Richard April 3 Regan, Charles Peters, John Schroeder, Gary Yoder, John Pegoraro, Joseph Hankinson, John April 4 Chandler, Burton Godshall, James

April 5 Carter, Samuel Pulford, Dorwin Lebson, Evan Potocki, Don

April 11 Howay, Leonard Brown, John Pante, Paul Sapio, Kevin

April 17 Donald, John Guest, James Silverman, Sanford McCaw, Douglas

April 7 Goodman, Donald McCall, John Bond, William

April 12 Girdwood, Eugene

April 18 Stetson, Kenneth Snyder, Jack Squier, Guy Swindler, Murray Hobaugh, Ronald Kroll, Geoffrey Poirier, Neal

April 8 Wolfe, Edward Holland, Daniel Meschelle, Todd April 9 Toney, William Campbell, Gerald Pedigo, Donald Machanska, John April 10 Burns, Leroy Katterheinrich, Ned

April 13 Williamson, Warren Davidson, Richard Knop, Thomas Campbell, William Dimond, Trent April 14 Castle, Frank Dewey, David April 15 Cobb, Alfred Lane, James Ramieh, Robert Johnson, Charles Livani, Asdollah

April 21 Furman, Joel

April 28 Randolph, Frank

April 22 Gremp, Edward Yahraus, Roy Mashia, David

April 29 Foster, Robert

April 23 Bennett, Hugh Blakely, Robert

April 30 Davis, Kenneth Horne, Leo Cox, John

April 24 Boyer, William

April 19 Allen, Robert Libby, Willard Badger, Thomas Pinson, James

April 25 Van Valkenburg, George Scott, James Pullman, Bryan King, Roger

April 20 Fowler, William McDonald, James Herpel, Douglas Ivins, John

April 27 Loos, Cornelis White, Donald Dittmer, Peter Powell, Steven Stella, Joseph

Each month we have Reporters go undelivered, because YOU don’t let us know when your mailing address changes!

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Englewood Shrine Club The Friendly Club Meets First Tuesday of each Month at Englewood Elk’s Lodge All Shriners Welcome Monthly Meeting 2nd Thursday 11:00 a.m.

Contact: Ron Enger, President 918-8713

President: William Bond Phone: 941-475-4854 Email: billandtinabond@yahoo.com

Sahib Shriners Pancake Breakfast By the Famous King Pins FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

e and m o C t! Get I

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Juice & Coffee $6.00 per Person – Ages 7 & Over $2.00 per Person – Ages 3-7 Children Under Age 3 FREE

Please Come – Bring Your Friends & Neighbors We Always Use Our Best Dishes & Silverware Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib King Pin Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

Sahib Shrine - Every Tuesday 10:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Early Bird Game – 10:45 a.m. Friendly Atmosphere Jackpot – All Paper Bingo Electronic Verifiers Door Prizes - Annual Reward Program Instant Bingo (Pull Tabs) 25¢ 50¢ & $1.00

Free Coffee!

Sandwiches & Snacks for Sale Pay Double with Bingo in 5 Numbers or Less Complimentary 9-On for Your Birthday (Registration or Photo ID Required)

Get a Free 6-On When You Bring a New Player Come Play Bingo with the Shriners Every Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. and See For Yourself “The Most Unique Bingo in All of Florida” (Proceeds for the Benefit of Sahib Shrine) We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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Sahib Shriners Mission Statement To encourage and promote fun and fellowship for our Units and Clubs and provide the essential leadership that will guide them to accomplish the same. Our prime focus at all times will be our philanthropic mission to support Shriners Hospitals for Children, a world-class network of specialty hospitals.

Sahib Motor Corps Shrine Club

The Sahib Shriners Pipes and Drums

Shriners International

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sahib Shrine - 7:00 p.m.

President John Hubbard

2:00 p.m. Every Thursday Sahib Shrine Call John “Jack” McCall 941-460-8604

Phone: (941) 776-9996 Email: jthubbard1@gmail.com

Join the Prestige Unit Compliments of the

SAHIB AIDES UNIT

GREETERS of Sahib Shriners President Dana Callanan Phone – (941) 444-0327

Your Ad Here?

What a great way to advertise your business and support your Shrine!

DEDICATED TO MAKING SAHIB THE BEST IN ALL OF SHRINEDOM

Compliments of

NORTH PORT SHRINE CLUB Meets every Tuesday morning at The Olde World Restaurant Breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. All Nobles and Masons Cordially Invited

Contact Albert Sawdai, President – 625-5632

JOIN THE FUN UNIT!

Sahib CONTACT:

7:00 p.m. Wed. Nites at Sahib Shrine

Hans Wessels, President (941) 800-4300 hans.wessels@gmail.com Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Donor Relations by Robert L. (Bob) Rodd, Chairman, roddbobkat@aol.com

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irst, a big thank you to all businesses and individuals that are taking part in the Sahib Plaque Program. We had another good year and you all can be proud that you are helping our Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenTampa and most especially the children that are being able to be treated by your contribution. Kathy and I had a wonderful opportunity this past January to attend both the East/West get together at the SHC-Tampa on January 17, 2016 to see four busloads of some of the best college players from across the country arrive at the hospital. Without hesitation they started mingling with the Shriner kids, their parents and friends. They shot hoops together, they worked at hitting golf balls, the players autographed footballs, photos, basketballs, etc. Many of the kids were in wheelchairs but that did not stop either the child or the players. I was lucky to be one of the photographers for the day and as I look over the photos I took, all I see are bright lit up faces from the kids, the parents and the players. The following Saturday, January 23, Kathy and I were invited for the third year to come and be with the kids and their families at the Shriners East/West Football Game at Tropicana Field. We were in the suite with several of the Shriner kids, families and some of the hospital staff so I could take pictures of all. The response from the kids and parents when I would aim the camera toward them was nothing but a wonderful

experience. I really wish you all could have been part of that experience. I believe many of you would have had tears in your eyes. Watching the kids enjoying the East/ West Shrine Football Game as well as the abundance of food including pizza, hotdogs, egg rolls, salsa, chips, popcorn, chicken wings, ice cream, peanuts, cookies, soda, water, etc. plus gifts for all the kids. By the way, for those that have not yet sent me your 2015 contribution, both businesses and individuals, there is still time to get it in and while you are at it you may like to send your 2016 contribution along with it. Remember to make out your tax deductible check to “Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa” and send it to me at Noble Robert L. Rodd, Donor Relations Chairman, 12527 25th Court East, Parrish, Florida 34219 and I in turn will send you your yearly tab for your plaque. If you have a business and would like to have one of our plaques to hang in your place of business for all to see, or if you are an individual who wants to support our Shriners Hospitals for Children and receive a plaque to hang, please contact me for information and to see how you can be a part of this very important and loving program to help our Shriners children. Let your light shine now and kindly contact me at (941) 7760937. Remember our Shriner kids need you. You can be part of the solution. 

Plaque Program Donation Form Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ City/Town: ____________________________________ State: ____________________ Zip Code: __________________ Telephone: ___________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________ How you want name or names engraved? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Do you want it in honor or memory of someone? If applicable, please check: In Honor of ____________________________ or In Memory of ________________________

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Boxes What are they? A plastic cube with a slot in the top. What are the boxes for? To help collect donations, money for our Shriners Hospitals for Children to help relieve the pressure from the Hospital Days Fund Drive. Where are the boxes to be? In any store or business, preferably near a cash register. Within eyesight of customers making it easy for them to put their change in the box. When are the boxes to be used? All year round, so our friends can donate small amounts of cash at any time. As most of you know, many businesses have some kind of collection boxes on their counters, so why not one of ours? Call the Sahib Office at 366-4449 if you can arrange a placement.

Pull Tabs for Shriners Hospitals

The Ladies of Sar-I Court started in 1992 collecting and donating aluminum pull-tabs to the “Wheel Chair Repair Fund.” As of January 31, 2016, they have collected 108,960 lbs., for a total of $56,646.36 for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on PULL TABS 1. Why not collect the whole can? Collecting complete cans would require a great deal more storage space. You should go ahead and recycle the rest of the can in the normal way, in the dumpster behind Sahib. 2. How many tabs in a pound? 1,267. 3. How many tabs will a gallon milk jug hold? About 5 pounds worth. 4. How does it work and where does the money go? The tabs are delivered to the Sahib office (or almost any Sahib club/unit location) and then taken to the recycling center. The money netted from recycling goes directly into the “Wheel Chair Repair Fund” at the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children. Call:

Laura Burgess Marylou Ellis Chickie Johnson Connie Lawson

(941) 758-9196 or (941) 484-0089 or (941) 966-2678 or (941) 758-8274 or

Help us collect TABS! It’s easy and it’s fun! Put out a milk jug at every picnic or party! Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

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(941) 952-9999

sarasotalawyer@gmail.com

VENICE SHRINE CLUB

ALL MASONS AND NOBLES WELCOME! Meets 3rd Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at the Left Coast Seafood Co. US Hwy 41 Bypass Intersection of Albee Farm Road & US-41 N Contact: Jim Fahey

President 223-6533 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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SAHIB SHRINE Officers and Appointees

2016 DIVAN-Elect Potentate................................................... Carroll Scribner Chief Rabban................................................. Bill Balkwill Assistant Rabban......................................... Del Rawlinson High Priest & Prophet....................................... Dell Hyland Oriental Guide................................................. Bruce Porter Treasurer.................................................... Dale LaBell, PP Recorder............................................................. Ed Firquin IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES

Carroll Scribner, Potentate Bill Batten, Recorder Emeritus W. Bruce Steube, III, PP, Emeritus Connie Jacobi, PP Bill Balkwill, Chief Rabban Del Rawlinson, Assistant Rabban

PAST POTENTATES

1981-82 * Howard Noble 1983 Glenn “Buck” Walters, ITL 1984 * Tom Bing 1985 * Theodore S. “Ted” Barton 1986 * Paul N. Jaworowski 1987 W. Bruce Steube, III, 33° 1988 * Wallace “Bubba” Tervin 1989 Walter Lander, KCCH 1990 Lee E. Stewart 1991 * William “Bill” Magill 1992 * Al “Spuds” McKenzie 1993 * Les Taylor 1994 * Ralph E. Kaye 1995 * James Arendall 1996 * Philip Mitchell, KCCH 1997 Al “Bear” Robinson 1998 Ken Terryberry 1999 Curtis Toale

2000 Louis H. Ortt, 33° 2001 * Kenneth R. Gerrard, Sr. 2002 * Patrick E. Baessler 2003 Ed Phillips 2004 * Bob Goldenberg 2004 * Philip Mitchell, KCCH 2005 Dwain Jones 2006 Homer Cranmer 2007 Dale LaBell 2008 * John N. Mitchell 2009 * Oscar Cloutier 2010 Don Vos 2011 Tom Millaway 2012 * Charles Levan, 33° 2013 William H. “Bill” Zurlo 2014 Gary “Rocky” Kearney 2015 Conrad “Connie” Jacobi * Deceased

APPOINTED DIVAN

1st Ceremonial Master.............................................. Gene Marinelli 2nd Ceremonial Master................................................ Jules Simon Director of the Arch.............................................. Past Masters Unit Director of Ritual................................................. Barry D. Hart, 33° Marshal.......................................................................... Ron Enger Captain of the Guard.................................................... Bud Glidden Outer Guard................................................................ Herb Mueller SAHIB TRUST FUND Chairman................................................................... Ken Pedersen Trustees........................................... Jules Simon, Charles Hamilton OFFICE STAFF Administrative Assistant............................................. Sherri Cliburn Financial Assistant...................................................... Barbara Hays Event Coordinator............................................... Linda Glendinning Food & Beverage Manager............................................. Ed Shauan Executive Chef......................................................... Robert McClain CHAPLAINS Chief Chaplain........................................................ Lou Ortt PP 33° Chaplain................................................................ Rev. Bill Carter Chaplain............................................................ Rev. Dorè Patlian HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS Donor Relations Chairman........................................... Robert Rodd Hospital Benefit Month Chairmen ................................ Jules Simon Plaque Program Chairman....................................... Robert L. Rodd Business Collection Buckets.................................... Dorwin Pulford Hospital Chairman .......................................................... Ken Clark Asst. Hospital Chairman........................................... Dick Schmidt FUNDRAISING APPOINTMENTS 100 Million Dollar Club Chairman ............................................ TBD Bingo Chairman............................................................... Jack Ivins Circus Chairman ......................................................... Paul Zeissler County Fair Chairman................................................. Butch Power County Fair Co-Chairman....................................................... TBD Dog Track Chairman................................................................ TBD Fez & Clothes Sales........................................................ Aides Unit Jewelry Sales Co-Chairman ............................................... Jim Yeo Jewelry Sales Asst. Chairmen ..................................... Ron Shrum Picnic Committee (Spring)....................................................... Units Picnic Committee (Fall)...................................... Club Council - TBD Spaghetti Dinner ........ Motor Corps, 1st & 2nd Ceremonial Masters

GENERAL APPOINTMENTS Audio-Visual Unit Chair.................................................. Ed Shauan Audio-Visual Unit Members............................................ Ed Shauan Blood Bank Co-Chairmen................................. Fred & Marylou Ellis Building Maintenance Co-Chairman....... Ken Pederson, Ed Wallace Building Maintenance Committee..... Del Rawlinson, Steve Helin, PP Church Service Chairman..................................... Lou Ortt, 33°, PP Director of Clubs...................................................................... TBD Director of Security..................................................... Bruce Porter Finance Committee (Elected) Chairman......................... Ron LeVene Finance Committee (Elected)................... Jim Smith, Charles Titus David Walters Golf Chairman .................................................... Tom Cunningham, Golf Committee......................................................... John Sholtis Legal Counsel....................................................... David Finkelstein Librarian ................................................................................. TBD Luncheon Program Chairman........................................ Harold Eady Program Committee Members............... Giles Light, Don Alderson Masonic Relations Chairman ................................. Lou Ortt, PP, 33° Masonic Relations Youth Groups............................ Lou Ortt, PP, 33° Membership Chairman ............................................................ TBD Parliamentarian........................................................................ TBD Photographer............................................................... Robert Rodd Protocol Advisor.............................................................. Bill Batten Provost Marshal.............................................................. Ron Enger Public Relations Director............................................... Harold Eady Public Relations Committee........................ Jim Lontz, Jim Smith, Anthony Vignocchi, Casey Yniguez Reporter Editor................................................................ Ed Firquin Speakers Bureau.......................................................... Harold Eady Sunshine Committee Chairman.................................... Bud Glidden Ticket Sales ......................................... LOSNA - Marylou Ellis, PHP Unit Council Chairman.............................................................. TBD Unit Council Vice-Chairman.................................................... TBD Unit Council Secretary.................................................. Ron LeVene Webmaster..................................................... Gary Schweinshaupt AIDES Chief Aide........................................................................ Dave Joly Assistant Chief Aide.................................................. Jim Smith, II Assistant Chief Aide.......................................................Don Sims Assistant Chief Aide................................................... Ron LeVene Personal Aide........................................................ Duke Goranites Personal Aide Special Duties......................................... Ray Perez Chief Aide Emeritus.................................................. Joe Pegoraro Executive Aide................................................................ Bill Athas Aides................................. Fred Ellis, Tom Hardin, Marcel LeClerc, Ken Pedersen, Dorwin Pulford, Ron Shrum, Charlie Titus, Tom Willeman, Fritz Wise, Jim Yeo 2016 DIVAN ADDRESSES, PHONES AND EMAIL POTENTATE ORIENTAL GUIDE Carroll “Scrib” Scribner (Sandy) Bruce Porter 155 Grand Oak Circle 3961 Lancaster Dr. Venice, FL 34292-2434 Sarasota, FL 34241 (941) 488-4363 (941) 313-5820 sahibscrib@gmail.com bruceporter@hotmail.com CHIEF RABBAN Bill Balkwill (Gail) 2151 Riviera Dr. Sarasota, FL 34232-3517 (941) 915-4014 balkwill@verizon.net

TREASURER Dale LaBell PP (Donna) 11315 Rivers Bluff Circle Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 (941) 751-1771 DDLabell@verizon.net

ASSISTANT RABBAN Del Rawlinson (Juanita) 2301 Wood Street Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 951-0033 drawlinson@comcast.net

RECORDER Ed Firquin (Wanda) 5417 Creeping Hammock Dr. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 922-1981 edwintracy@verizon.net

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET Dell Hyland (Sandra) 4611 Hollingsworth Ave. Sarasota, FL 34233 (504) 296-9187 hyland29@msn.com

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

AMBASSADORS Chief Ambassador............................................................... Sig Pahl Asst. Chief Ambassador........... Robert “Bob” Pedersen (Lodge 99) Ambassadors-at-Large...................... Barry Hart 33° (Lodge 301,) William Merritt (Lodge 147,) Dave Mills (Lodge 147,) Ray Perez (Lodge 99), Dorwin Pulford (Lodge 31,) Omer Quesnel (Lodge 346), Ed Shauan (Lodge 301), John Stafford 33° UNIT HEADS Unit Council ............................................................................. TBD Aides............................................................. Dave Joly (379-0228) Band................................................ C. Jarrett Miller, PP (756-1471) Camel Herder (Chief)................... Malcolm H. VanDyke II (356-4614) Clowns........................................................... Ian Grant (921-0539) Greeters................................................ Dana Callanan (444-0327) Kentucky Colonels................. Col. James Fleming (414-350-6061) King Pins................................................ Del Rawlinson (951-0033) Legion of Honor.................... William Summerfield (765-760-0252) Mariners..................................................... Ron LeVene (753-3769) Marshal’s Staff............................................. Ron Enger (918-8713) Model T’s.................................................. Ron LeVene (753-3769) Oriental Band................................... Hans Wessels (941-800-4300) Past Masters ...................................... James Benjamin (780-3544) Pipes & Drums...............................John “Jack” McCall (460-8604) Provost Guard.............................................. Ron Enger (918-8713) Rituals.......................................................... Barry Hart (355-6646) Roadrunners................................................. Ken Clark (313-9905) Temple Guards........................................ Bud Glidden, Herb Mueller TEMPLE EMERITUS NOBLES Don Albertson.................................................... Program Chairman Bill Athas....................................................... County Fair Chairman Bill Batten......................................................................... Recorder Ray Bell............................................................... Event Coordinator Cliff Bloodsworth................................................ Hospital Chairman Ben Blount................................................... Hospital Transportation Charlie Burke............. Membership Chairman, Bloodbank Chairman Ed Firquin........................................................ Ceremonial Director Gerald Goacher, KCCH............................................................ Ritual Art Littman..................................................... Chairman Trust Fund Herb Mueller................................................... Captain of the Guard Joe Pegoraro .................................................................. Chief Aide Harold Schatschneider.................................................. Outer Guard Gary Schweinshaupt,............................................... Reporter Editor W. Bruce Steube, III 33°, PP................................................... Ritual Lee Stewart, PP.................................................................. Director Bud Stuver.......................................................................... Director Lou Ortt, 33°, PP...................................................... Chaplain Corps COMMITTEE / UNIT / CLUB EMERITUS NOBLES Mike Ash................................................................................ Band Bill Athas....................................... Finance Officer, Legion of Honor Mario Bojsiuk.......................................................... Legion of Honor Jack Bryant (Chief Pilot).............................................. Flying Fezzes J.D. Copher.................................................. North Port Shrine Club Selwyn Damron....................................................... Director’s Staff William F. Dokes.................................... Secretary, Gulf Shrine Club Raymond Drury, Sr.......................... Secretary, Manatee Shrine Club Ed Gremp............................................................................... Band Darwin Heinzman............................................................. King Pins Earl Huntzinger ...................................... Gulf Shrine Club Treasurer Jim Macdonald............................................ North Port Shrine Club Otis Manchester.......................................... North Port Shrine Club William McKown......................................................... Past Masters Jarrett Miller, PP..................................................................... Band George Mitchell, KCCH...................................................... Hillbillies Herbert Mueller...................................................... Legion of Honor Gary Schweinshaupt, KCCH........................................ Desert Patrol P.W. Towsley................................................ North Port Shrine Club Clint Van Tassell........................................... North Port Shrine Club Ed Wallace................................................................Camel Herders Alf Weidner................................................................. Desert Patrol


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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION ATTORNEYS AT LAW Jack Wm. Windt....................................... 19 David Finkelstein..................................... 43 CPAs Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A............ 15 Cavanaugh & Co. LLP.............................. 20 Albert A. Haab, CPA.................................. 19 COMPUTER REPAIR CTS - Karl Krausse................................... 19 CONTRACTORS - GENERAL D.R. Coffman Construction Co. ................ 16 CONTRACTORS - HEATING & A/C Jim McDonald Heating & Cooling............. 26 CONTRACTORS - IRRIGATION Don Vos Sprinkler Company .................. 20 CONTRACTORS - REMODELING D.R. Coffman Construction Co.................. 16 CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ............ 30 CREMATION/FUNERAL Your Traditions Cremation & Funeral ....... 15 DOCTORS Dr. Kimberly Walters, DC Sarasota Chiropractic Centre................... 30 FINANCIAL SERVICES Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart........ 26

FUNERAL HOMES Toale Brothers Funeral Homes ................ 43

REAL ESTATE Robbins Assoc., G. David Walters............. 15

FURNITURE - SALES Sleep King Inc., Bedroom Furniture ......... 19

RESTAURANTS Sahib Shriners Restaurant ..................... 31 Terrace on the Green Restaurant.............. 31

GOLF Peridia Golf & Country Club...................... 31 HANDYMAN SERVICES Little Jobs, LLC, Steve Helin..................... 43 HOME INSPECTION Independent Home Insp. Srvs................... 19 JEWELRY Diamond Vault, Ali Chokr........................... 2 MARINE PRODUCTS Rhodan Marine/GPS Anchor..................... 25 MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS Masonic Organization.............................. 33 OPTICIANS Optical Service ....................................... 30 ORGANIZATIONS Q Club, Teocalli 183................................. 16 PAINTING CONTRACTORS Eric’s Painting & Decorating .................... 19 PLUMBERS & A/C Aqua Services, Inc., Plumbing ................. 19 POOLS Galaxy Pools ........................................... 33

SALES Metheny Motorsports, Inc......................... 43 SENIOR LIVING & CARE Villa Grande of Sarasota........................... 30 SHRINE CLUBS Englewood Shrine Club.............................39 Hillbilly Shrine Club ................................... 9 Manatee Shrine Club .............................. 31 Motor Corps Shrine Club.......................... 40 North Port Shrine Club ............................ 40 Venice Shrine Club....................................43 SHRINE SUPPORTERS Purmort & Martin..................................... 30 Suncoast Communities Blood Bank.......... 30 SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION Birthday/Anniversary Dinner/Dance............ 6 Hospital Transportation Report ................. 6 Masonic Digest........................................ 32 Masonic Organizations............................. 33 Million Dollar Club.................................... 28 Officers (Elected & Appointed).................. 44 Recorder’s Report ................................... 29 Reporter Advertising Rates......................... 9 Sahib Bingo............................................. 39

Sahib Building Fund................................. 26 Sahib Parade Schedule............................ 22 Sahib Unit leaders (w/ phone numbers).... 44 Sahib Unit News...................................... 18 Shrine Club Directory ................................ 8 Shrine Club News...................................... 8 Shriners Hospital Contributions ................ 6 Stated Meetings .................................... 6 Thursday Luncheons ............................... 30 Trust Fund............................................... 27 SAHIB UNITS Aides....................................................... 40 Clowns.................................................... 40 Greeters.................................................. 40 Kentucky Colonels .................................. 28 King Pins – Pancake Breakfast ............... 39 Legion of Honor....................................... 28 Mariners ................................................. 28 Model Ts / Classic Cars............................ 28 Oriental Band........................................... 40 Pipes and Drums..................................... 40 Provost Guard.......................................... 39

NEW ADVERTISERS IN APRIL

Want to be a Reporter Booster? – See Page 17 Now become a Booster on the Web, go to http://sahibshrine.org/shop.htm

NEW MEMBERS ARE VITAL to SHRINEDOM’S very existence! New Nobles bring to

Sahib Shrine

New ABILITIES New LOYALTY New FINANCES New DEVOTION New SINCERITY New MANPOWER New ENTHUSIASM

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

New Members Mean Much More than a Gain in Numbers or a Percentage Increase – THEY ARE SAHIB SHRINE’S CONTINUED LIFE AND ACTION


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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month 3

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Treasurers Assoc - Tampa 8:00am Pancake Breakfast

Treasurers Assoc - Tampa 10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

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11:00am BINGO-MH 2:00pm Band 5:00pm Italian Buffet

5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 5:00pm Club/Unit Head Mtg. 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm LOH-CRA 7:30pm Oriental Band

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner 6:00pm Murder/Mystery Dinner

Treasurers Assoc - Tampa

REPORTER DEADLINE For May Issue

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11:00am Men’s Luncheon 12:45pm Stated Mtg. 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

Marzug Potentate’s Ball 6:30am Scottish Rite Reunion 1 - Tampa 8:00am Sahib Golf OutingBobby Jones 1:00pm Golf Tournament Party

April

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24 8:00am SWAY Guild - MH

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10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns 7:30pm Model Ts

11:00am BINGO-MH 2:00pm Band 5:00pm Italian Buffet 6:00pm Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance

5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 5:30pm Mariners 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:30pm Oriental Band

Hillbilly Days - Pikeville, KY 10:30am Greeters 11:00am Provost Guard 11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

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7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30 pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH 2:00pm Band 5:00pm Italian Buffet

5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm Motor Corps 7:30pm Oriental Band

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4:00pm Divan/Finance Committee Mtg 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:00pm Past Masters 7:30pm Clowns

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8:00am Pancake Breakfast 8:00am Blood Mobile

Hillbilly Days - Pikeville, KY 11:30am Scottish Rite Luncheon 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

Hillbilly Days - Pikeville, KY 7:30am Scottish Rite Reunion 2 - Tampa 5:00pm ROTC Ball - MH

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11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

Morocco Potentate’s Ball 8:00am SWAY Guild - MH

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11:00am BINGO-MH 2:00pm Band 5:00pm Italian Buffet

5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:30pm Oriental Band

11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner 6:00pm Sahib Derby Buffet SR 7:00pm Sahib Derby Fun - MH

Mahi Potentate’s Ball 4:00pm Fletcher Wedding Reception - MH

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PR Conference - Tampa FSA Convention - Orlando 5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm LOH-CRA 7:30pm Oriental Band

PR Conference - Tampa FSA Convention - Orlando 11:00am Men’sLuncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

FSA Convention - Orlando 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

FSA Convention - Orlando

10:00am TCOB Coffee - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH 2:00pm Band 5:00pm Italian Buffet

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10:00am TCOB Coffee - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns 7:30pm Model T’s

11:00am BINGO-MH 2:00pm Band 5:00pm Italian Buffet 6:00PM Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance

5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 5:30pm Mariners 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:30pm Stated Meeting 7:30pm Oriental Band

10:30am Greeters 11:00am Provost Guard 11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

11:30am Scottish Rite Luncheon 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

6:00pm Widows Sons 2016 Annual Rock Concert Eagles Tribute

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REPORTER DEADLINE For June Issue

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10:00am TCOB Coffee - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH 2:00pm Band 5:00pm Italian Buffet

5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:30pm Motor Corps 7:30pm Oriental Band

11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner 6:00pm Republican Mtg.

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

10:00am Club/Unit Head Mtg

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10:00am TCOB Coffee - MH 4:00pm Divan/Finance Committee Mtg 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:00pm Past Masters

11:00am BINGO-MH 2:00pm Band 5:00pm Italian Buffet

11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

1:00pm BMI - MH 5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:30pm Oriental Band

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MEMORIAL DAY SAHIB CLOSED

11:00am BINGO-MH 2:00pm Band 5:00pm Italian Buffet

FLORIDA GRAND LODGE - JACKSONVILLE

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


Sahib Shriners 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34232

NON-PROFIT U.S. Postage PAID Manasota, FL Permit No. 9

April 2016  

Sahib Shriners

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