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Volume 35, Number 5

Shriners Having Fun &

Sarasota, Florida

May 1 REPORTER DEADLINE 11 Stated Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 6 21 Club/Unit Head Mtg., 10:00 a.m. 30 MEMORIAL DAY / SAHIB CLOSED

June

1 9 11 30

Helping Kids

NO REPORTER DEADLINE Stated Meeting, 12:45 p.m., 6 Club/Unit Head Mtg., 10:00 a.m. REPORTER DEADLINE for August Edition

May 2016

Shrine Club Directory, 8 Shrine Club News, 8 Sahib Shriner’s Parade Schedule, 22 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

May 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 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. 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.

Sahib Shriners

“Angel Fund” For several years, Sahib Shriners had what was referred to as an “Angel Fund’ to assist nobles who were unable to pay their dues because of health, financial or age related issues. The “Angel Fund” remitted the necessary funds to keep them as current members, and to avoid suspension due to non-payment of Shrine dues. This fund has been fully exhausted and there is no place in our budget to replenish the fund. This is where you can lend a helping hand to a fellow Shrine Mason, if he is in good standing within his Blue Lodge. For your contribution of $20, you can keep one delinquent member from being removed from our membership rolls for another year pending his status as a Master Mason. You can personally select a member from the current delinquent list, or we will do it for you. Please remember these nobles in need of a helping hand. Stop by the office and be responsible for keeping a fellow Shriner on the active list. 

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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Potentate’s notes

Here we go again. Another month, different activities, different events, always looking for something to attract you to become a more active Shriner. Our Fair Director Butch Power ably assisted by Cliff Bloodworth did a great job and produced a beautiful display that drew people in with questions and comments at the fair. A “tip of the Fez” and a big hand for a job well done! Our club and unit volunteers did their usual great job and earned a few bucks for the group of their choice. Unfortunately, our Murder Mystery Dinner had to be postponed due to meager ticket sales and programs directly prior to and following our date. We will try again in the fall. We have made the transition to a janitorial service and it seems to be meeting our needs. Our part-time janitor is working well and will ensure a cleaner and more welcoming building. The changes were necessary as our rentals are growing, and set-up and tear-down is needed in a timelier manner. We are looking for ways and means to keep pace with building repairs and replacements and this is no easy task. Money, is as always, very tight! We are currently doing repairs on refrigeration problems, parking areas, canopies, overhead cover for our new van, and various smaller projects. It is an ongoing problem and if we fall behind we are in trouble. Our Five-Year Plan is our guide, as to priorities, and so far has kept up-to-date. There may well come a time when we call on our clubs and units to adopt a needed repair, but so far, we are okay. Do not forget to join us at Sahib for a great meal in the Sahara Room! Things have changed, menus are improved and we have a whole new cook staff with different ideas to tempt you! May is a little quieter, but things to do and places to attend are still there. Try our second Cigar Night on May 6, Widows Sons annual concert May 14, our Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance May 10 and a Stated Meeting May 11. Your Divan will be at the Florida Shrine Association May 4 - 7. An easy month finally! Enough for now - support our temple!

Yours in the Faith, Carroll G. Scribner Sahib Potentate 2016

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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SAHIB REPORTER

May 2016

Sahib Shriners “HAWAIIAN” presented by The Greeters

LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE With Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

• Social Hour – 6:00 p.m. • Dinner – 7:00 p.m. • Dancing – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m • Choice of Entree: Hawaiian Ham with Pineapple Sauce OR Crabmeat Stuffed Grouper

Tickets: $19.50 per person, includes sales tax and gratuity Purchase Ticket Reservations in Advance a Must! Nobles – Hawaiian Attire (Bring Fez) Ladies – Commensurate attire Music by “Jimmy Jay and J Men” 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 Contributions Made to Shriners Hospitals

Total Year To Date - $ 36,163.41 200.00 6,190.00

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

$ 200.00

$ 42,353.41

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

150.00 $ 104,333.43 195.00 11,265.10

Total.............................................

345.00

$ 115,598.53

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

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL March Transportation Report Ken Clark, Hospital Chairman

13 - Patient visits to Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa 1 - Patient visit to other Shriners Hospitals for Children

Official Call

JUNE 2016 STATED MEETING THURSDAY NOON JUNE 9, 2016

Participating Drivers & Assisting Nobles: Ben Blount Bill Balkwill Ron Conner Ed Cramer

Fred Ellis Joel Furman Dennis Judd Bob Martin

Paul Pante Jim Pinson Dorwin Pulford Al Racette

Bob Sanders Joe Smedley Ernie Sturges

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.

• 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

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

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s the days of 2016 seem to be flying by as fast as one can imagine, many of the visitors have migrated to their summer homes. Although Sarasota County continues to grow in population of full-time residents, we at Sahib continue to have our membership diminish. So as our new neighbors move into the community step forward, greet them and invite them to visit Sahib Shriners. There could be no greater welcome to the community than bringing a new neighbor to Sahib. The lounge and restaurant have great meals and drinks to offer and just maybe you can get a neighbor interested in Masonry or Shrinedom. I wish to say something to all those helping around the temple and grounds as there are fewer volunteering

their time to help. You few members and volunteers that keep the social activity and work around the temple going, and at times mistreated, sometimes yelled at and most of the time not thanked by those you are helping for all your work, a big thank you for all you do! Without you Sahib would not function and it’s becoming harder to find those willing to do what you do. The Divan continues to work at new ideas for revenue production as the summer creeps toward us and the 2016 year continues. So, watch for ideas coming your way and get involved. Don’t forget that child within and I will see you around Sahib. 

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

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e just experienced a huge success with the 34th Annual Sahib Shrine Golf Tournament. The tournament was held at Bobby Jones Golf Course and we had a great turnout. Lady Gail and I want to give a personal thank you to Noble Tom and Lady Norma Cunningham and to all that came and helped on April 9. It would not have been a success without you! From the efforts of all the nobles, ladies, volunteers, sponsors and our great golfers, we finished with a good fundraiser. Photos, winners and earnings will be posted in June’s “Reporter.” Potentate Carroll Scribner and Lady Sandy, Personal Aide Duke Goranites and Lady Charlene and Lady Gail and I attended the Azan Potentate’s Ball in Melbourne, Florida. It was a lot of fun. We also attended Morocco’s Ball in Jacksonville, Florida with a western theme and Lady Gail and I got to wear our western fireball shirts

that Past Potentate Dale LaBell and Lady Donna gave us; we had a great time. “What time is it?” It’s Fireball time! Your restaurant and lounge are growing stronger. As you know, we have had some changes with chefs. Chef Bob retired and is doing well, and General Manager Ed Shauan is changing the atmosphere. It is a fun and happy place to come and eat and enjoy each other’s company. We bring a lot of our neighbors and they enjoy coming in. Try inviting your friends and neighbors also. The Rusty Mason night was a huge success again. Good job to the Past Masters that did the Ritual work. On the lighter side - when you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes when you are safe and happy, remember someone has prayed for you. I am proud to serve the nobility. Remember, support the Shrine and keep a child in your heart! 

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

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ope all had a happy Easter. That being said, hope all returning to the north have a safe journey home and we will be looking forward to your return in the fall. Before listing the events to take place this month, I need to encourage people to volunteer. We desperately need your help. Events such as Hillbilly Buffet and Pancake Breakfast are lacking support to the point that it is becoming hard for the few volunteers to keep up. These clubs and units financially help to keep the temple afloat. We understand some of you have worked these events for years, but just an hour or two of your time can keep the temple financially stable.

Even if your time to volunteer is limited, there will be something for you to do and there is fun to be had. April’s Sahib Shrine Golf Tournament was a huge success. A big thank you to all the workers and committee. Remember, the Queen of Hearts drawing takes place every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. Come in for dinner, pick a number and become a winner. You can’t win if you don’t play. Hope you enjoyed the Sahib Derby at our temple. Well (like it or not) summer is here. Time to slow down for a short time before we crank up again in the . . .continued on page 41 

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May 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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pril showers bring May flowers. What do Mayflowers bring? Pilgrims. Menu for May: 05 - Baked Chicken w/BBQ Sauce on the side 12 - Beef Tips 19 - Sweet & Sour Pork 26 - Chicken Marsala Stay healthy and happy. 

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

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he May meeting date is set for May 6. Please note there will be no meetings in June, July or August. We will resume on September 2. Manatee Shrine Club held a baseball appreciation dinner on March 18 at Sahib Shriners, it was well attended by a group of 55; this was a very enjoyable evening. April was a very busy month as we hosted the Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance along with a Tram Tour of Port Manatee. As of this writing, we have no scheduled speaker

for May. Our menu for the May 6th meeting will be chicken marsala, roasted potatoes, vegetable or chicken cobb salad, dessert is peach cobbler. Please make your reservations one week in advance so we have an accurate count on the meals to provide to Peridia. Russ Sexton will be taking reservations by email at drsexton45@gmail.com, phone (941) 773-7280 or you can mail your reservations to Russ Sexton at 5406 White Blaze Terrace, Parrish, Florida 34219. Have a great summer. 

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

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pril showers bring May flowers. May also brings some pretty good weather for motorcycle riders. We have been riding quite a bit since the last edition of “The Reporter” and we will be doing more this month. Hopefully, on Memorial Day, we will pause to remember the men and women that have died while serving in our nation’s armed forces. So, the Motor Corps, along with others, salute our veterans which have made the ultimate sacrifice. The final number of our Spaghetti Dinner back in February was $930. That amount was given to the Shrine. Thanks again to all those who dined with us. K. J. Young, Jeff’s son, presented a work of art to the Motor Corps and to Sahib Shriners in memory of Jeff Young (Snowman). Motor Corps members will soon be wearing Memory Patches as recognition that he will not be forgotten. Members of the Motor Corps and Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association made the annual pilgrimage to the Masonic Home in St. Petersburg the weekend of March 18-20. Although members came and went at different times, there were at least fifteen motorcycles that made the trip from this area. The weekend of March 26-27, twelve of our members took an overnight trip to Homosassa. Reports indicated it was a great ride and more importantly, there was no rain. Thanks to our Road Captain Eric Bock (Ironman) for making the arrangements. The Rusty Mason Degree was held at Sahib Shriners on March 30. Two Motor Corps members were actively involved in the evening’s event. Special thanks to Barry Hart (Policyman) who served as Worshipful Master and Al Dahlberg (Big Al) who served as Junior Warden. This was the 20th year for the Rusty Mason program at Sahib Shriners. On Sunday, April 10, members of the Motor Corps and the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association supported the Tour de Cure in Lakewood Ranch in

support of the American Diabetes Association. This is the second year for this event which has proven to be very popular among our membership. Some of our members may be sporting the t-shirts they received at the event. Several members of the Motor Corps rode to the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa on Monday, April 25 for the presentation of checks from the Sam Swope Charity Ride. This is an annual event and we are happy to be a part of it. The May Pancake Breakfast on the 1st will be your last chance to purchase a ticket on our Booze Wagon. Drawing will take place mid-morning on Sunday. Winner takes all! The Motor Corps will be making its spring pilgrimage to Murphy, North Carolina the weekend of May 19-22. This is always a fun trip, albeit a long one. Although it is only May, in about ten weeks the Motor Corps will be taking over for the Hillbillies during the Thursday night dinners. Instead of the Hillbilly buffet, the Motor Corps will be serving up their famous burgers, onion rings and maybe even some battered mushrooms, plus a number of other items on our menu. More details forthcoming in the next edition of “The Reporter” since there is no July publication. The Motor Corps welcomes our newest member, Del Rawlinson (Backwards). We are pleased to have Sahib’s Assistant Rabban among our ranks. Motor Corps membership now stands at thirty-four. We would welcome a thirty-fifth! We have three birthdays and three anniversaries to report this month. Birthdays include Lady Leslie Bock (Skittles) on May 10, Lady Muriel Young (Snow Angel) on the 19th and Scott Steelman (Gray Fox) on the 25th. Anniversaries include Eric Bock (Ironman) and Lady Leslie on the 3rd, Bryan Pullman (Shortcut) and Lady Terri on the 7th, John Hubbard (Hotrod) and Lady Carol on the 24th. 

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

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rather abbreviated column this month as a new scribe has yet to volunteer to carry on the duties. It is difficult to report on affairs not attended in person. Once again the Black Camel has passed through our ranks. One of our senior veterans, Major B. John Ross has entered the unseen temple. Noble Ross was a B-17 pilot in what was then the Army Air Force during WWII, a dedicated Mason and Shriner, never missed a gathering, driving many miles to attend them. We will miss you Brother John. It does not seem possible that the time for our sno-nobles to depart is almost here. How the time does gallop along. North Port Shrine Club wishes all a safe journey to whatever never-never-land you call up north. See y’all later. April happenings: picnic on April 4, river cruise on the Caloosahatchee April 14, mixer at the Olde World restaurant April 17. As usual, NPSC meets for

breakfast every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. rain or shine at the Olde World Restaurant in North Port. You can’t beat (no pun intended) eggs any way, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, fruit cup, taters, toast and all the coffee you can drink at $5 plus. Why not join us? (Bits and Pieces) Want to outdo your friends’ selfies? Try this - A New York rug designer offers a new method for self-immortalization. A digital image of your fingerprint is enlarged to room size, sent to weavers in Nepal who produce an exact replica in a rug made to customers’ color and material specifications. From $3,500 for a 6 by 6-foot carpet. How’s that for one-upmanship? (Quotable Notable) (April) Rod Steward. For May, who said, “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down”? The usual comped breakfast for two for the correct answer. 

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 Imperial Session Schedule Up-dated: 2/11/2016

** Ticket or Invitation Only

Friday, July 1st 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Iowa Representatives Registration Colorado Member Registration Ticket Exchange Marriott Waterside Saturday, July2nd 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Iowa Representatives Registration Colorado Members Registration Ticket Exchange Marriott Waterside Noon – 5:00 pm Marketplace West Hall Convention Center 1:30 pm Imperial Marshal Aides meeting Marriott Waterside Time (TBD) Potentate/Chief Rabban Photos Marriott Waterside Sunday, July3rd 7:00 am Imperial Marshal Aides meeting Marriott Waterside 7:00 am **Canadian Breakfast Convention Center 7:30 am - Noon Treasurer’s Annual Meeting & Breakfast Marriott Waterside (TBD) 8:00 am Recorder’s Annual Meeting Marriott Waterside (TBD) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Hospital tour Shriners Hospital, Tampa 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Headquarters your Shriner International Headquarters, Tampa 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Iowa Representatives Registration Colorado Members Registration Ticket Exchange Marriott Waterside 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Marketplace West Hall Convention Center Time (TBD) 2017 / 18 Housing Office Convention Center Time (TBD) Potentate/Chief Rabban Photos Marriott Waterside 9:00 – 11:00 am Daughters of the Nile TBD 10:00 am Parade Marshal’s Meeting Marriott (IMA meeting room) 10:00 am Imperial Capt. Of the Guard & Outer Guard Meeting Marriott Waterside 1:00 pm Church Service Ballroom “B” Convention Center 3:00 pm Public Opening East Hall Convention Center

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6:00 pm **Recorders Annual Banquet Marriott Waterside (TBD)

2016 Imperial Session Schedule Up-dated: 2/11/2016

** Ticket or Invitation Only

Monday, July 4th 6:45 am **Texas Breakfast Marriott Waterside (TBD) 7:00 am Imperial Marshal Aides meeting Marriott Waterside 7:00 am – 8:00 am Iowa Representatives Registration Colorado Representatives Registration Ticket Exchange - Marriott Waterside 8:00 am Unit Competitions Convention Center and Various Location 8:30 am Official Opening of the Imperial Session East Hall Convention Center Time (TBD) 2017 / 18 Housing Office Convention Center 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Marketplace West Hall Convention Center Noon **Emeritus Members Lunch Convention Center Noon **Chairman & Trustee Lunch Convention Center 6:00 pm Parade Ybor City Tuesday, July 5th 7:00 am Imperial Marshal Aides meeting Marriott Waterside 7:00 am **Donor Relations Breakfast (TBD) 8:30 am Imperial Session East Hall Convention Center Time (TBD) 2017 / 18 Housing Office Convention Center 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Marketplace West Hall Convention Center 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Kids Camp Convention Center 11:00 am **Representatives Ladies Luncheon Grand Ballroom Convention Center Noon **Membership Hall of Fame Lunch Convention Center 6:00 pm Ballyhoo and Walk for Love On the River walk from the Convention Center to Channelside Wednesday, July 6th 7:00 am Imperial Marshal Aides meeting Marriott Waterside 7:00 am **Cabiri Breakfast Convention Center (TBD) Time (TBD) 2017 / 18 Housing Office Convention Center 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Marketplace West Hall Convention Center 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Kids Camp Convention Center 9:00 am Pageant for New Imp. Potentate& Public Installation East Hall Convention Center 1:00 pm Imperial Session East Hall Convention Center 3:00 pm PR Presentation East Hall Convention Center 6:00 – 10:00 pm Kids Camp Convention Center 7:30 pm **Representatives Evening East Hall Convention Center Thursday, July 7th 7:00 am Imperial Marshal Aides meeting Marriott Waterside 9:00 am Imperial Session East Hall Convention Center 9:00 am –12:00 pm Marketplace West Hall Convention Center

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canisters March 2016 Noble Ed Cramer Dorwin Pulford Chickie Bob Dell Roadrunners Dick Schmidt

Location Club/Unit Amount Hungry - Palmetto 8th MSC $76.68 KFC - Palmetto 8th MSC 32.75 Tasty Home Cooking 74.20 Hillbilly Night 29.00 Cakes 18.35 Dry Cleaners 34.05 Sahib Hospital 49.00 KFC - Parrish Hospital 10.95 KFC - Rt 64 & I-75 76.25 Hungry - Ellenton 102.07

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. 

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.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

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.


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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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December 2017 William & Maryann Adams September 2017 Marion Podewitz Midge Jordan (In Memory of Bill Podewitz) (In Memory of Doug Jordan) Manatee Shrine Club David R. Magdalik (In Memory of Paul Tobias) Kevin & Susan Sapio August 2017 July 2019 Manatee Shrine Club  Evelyn L. Noe (In Memory of Philip Mitchell, PP) (In memory of Frank Noe) 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) December 2018 (In Memory of Austin Pickering - Sahib Shrine) Bud & Carole Glidden March 2017 Ann Lassig Christopher Weeks & Barbara Hershey Nyla Temple #152 Daughters of the Nile Nelson, Melvin & Anna-Marie November 2018 February 2017 Charles H. Burke Charles & Mary Jane Hamilton 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) September 2018 (In Memory of John Pinkley) In Memory of (In Memory of Fordon Harris) Dr George & Dorothy Robinson Evelyn Noe (In Memory of Frank Noe)

(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  Col. M.G. Swindler Carolyn Fillmore (In Memory of Carl Fillmore) Lester Helmich August 2020 William Adams April 2020 Everett & Evelyn Blount Jim Dunlap March 2020  Audrey Schmitt (In memory of Donald Schmitt) 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)

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To: Editor Sahib Shriners 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34232

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.

You can also donate on the Sahib Shriners Website using a credit card at: http://sahibshrine.org/shop.htm

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

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pril showers have come and gone and the May flowers should be out by the time you read this, but the many hours put in by the Shriners at the Sarasota County Fair will have produced funds for their unit and that includes the Clowns. Their earnings will help fund its “Sneaker Fund” which goes directly to our Shriners Hospitals for Children through the International Shrine Clown Association. Oh yes, our “Red Sneaker” in the Main Hall always welcomes change or small greenbacks. Once again, we “tip our hats” to Butch “Sparky” Power and Fair Chairman Emeritus Cliff Bloodworth for running a very efficient workers’ assignment schedule. Everybody reporting to work always had an assignment and a place to work. Oh yes, workers were provided with the necessary time away from their work station. I would hope that everybody had a chance to view the Shriners’ booth in the main Robarts Building.

The signs and video did an excellent job of presenting to the public our job as Shriners and how we get it done. Our Imperial Potentate Jerry Gantt designated March as National Nutrition Month. All Shriners, including the Clowns, should as Imperial Sir Gantt says, “savor the flavor of eating right” so we can do our job of providing for our children. His advocate, Jennifer Hall, gives us the following tips: eat slowly; use smaller plates; choose more fruits and vegetables over processed meals and snacks; notice the unique flavors of different foods; turn off the TV and radio and enjoy the meal; learn where your food comes from and how it came to be on your plate; everything in moderation. Well folks, that is all for this month. Bye, bye and always remember our children at our Shriners hospitals. 

The Sahib Shrine booth display at the 2016 Sarasota County Fair. Pictured are Herb Mueller, Casey “Felix” Jankowski, Past Potentate Gary “Rocky” Kearney and work coordinator Butch “Sparky” Power.

Taking tickets at the 2016 Sarasota County Fair. James “Gabby” Cresap and Harold “Ding-a-Ling” Bell.

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Concert Band by C. Jarrett Miller, PP

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wish to thank all of the snowbirds for their great musicianship over the past several months. We had a great time! Our wives enjoyed our concert at the Sarasota Fair. The highlight of our Lake Pleasant RV Park concert was their presentation of a check for $2,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa. That donation was a great thank you to the Concert Band for all of our rehearsing to prepare for this year’s concert season. It was too bad they cancelled our last concert for the Nobles/Ladies Luncheon scheduled for April. We will

continue to rehearse a small band over the summer months and look forward to having a full Concert Band in the fall. We wish the snowbirds a safe trip north and look forward to their return. Stay healthy and may God bless you. 

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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Kentucky Colonels by Col. James D. (Jim) Fleming, jdf53118@msn.com

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entucky Colonels is a Sahib Shrine unit helping our temple. Like all groups, we are competing for our members’ time. The quid pro quo here, is what we have to offer, worthy of our members’ time to participate. What we offer is fine dining at a reasonable cost and good fellowship. Give us a look. Until further notice, we will continue to meet at Tara Country Club, September through June, on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Gather at 5:45 p.m., dinner at 6:15 p.m. RSVP at (414) 350-6061 for menu. See you there.

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

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ahib Legion of Honor Unit saves the day at the March 12 Arcadia Parade. Having sent several emails to our LOH Unit about available golf cart sitting spaces for this great parade, and having received no responses, the LOH Commander and the LOH Adjutant were in their assigned step off parking space in the Potentate’s golf cart when the female parade marshal approached the adjutant with a sad but true, bad news bears’ story. Seems she had contacted the local JROTC High School Unit, VFW, American Legion, Police and Fire units but nobody could/would provide an American Flag to lead off the 2016 Arcadia Rodeo Parade. Do I need to go further here readers? Guess who was number one person and led the whole Arcadia Rodeo Parade in military uniform and Fez? You got it! Sahib Shrine’s current LOH Commander Bill Summerfield, walking by himself, led the whole parade. Should the LOH pat itself on the back? Yep! U betchem Red Ryder! With the spring about to pop open with much needed warm weather, and the spring cycle of parades being over, the LOH continues to accept your flags to be retired due to fading, rips, tears, etc. Just place your old friend in a paper or plastic bag and drop off in the front office or Aide’s Office. Your old friend will live on forever, together with and mixed in, with the ashes of a military male or female veteran in the warmth and security of a burial urn someplace in the world. You all do know how your old friend, the American Flag and all retirement flags the Sahib LOH Unit handles,

have an extremely different and highly honorable way of being retired don’t you? Seems the Army is at it again. Several years ago now (1985), the Army retired the tried and true .45 caliber pistol as their everyday sidearm due to being too heavy and not holding enough rounds. They adopted a sidearm of questionable reliability (M9, 9mm) for several years but now the Army COS is fighting to bring in the Glock 19’s, 15-17 rounds, $500$600 retail; $320 military bulk buy price, as standard issue. Stand by for further updates. The Army COS is trying to keep the following ultra-low-key and out of the newspapers: seems he has reversed the policy of burial at Arlington National Cemetery for a group of pioneering female WWII military pilots (WASP - Women’s Airforce Service Pilots) last year to deny them above-the-ground urn space. In 1977, Congress passed a law authorizing their burial at veterans’ cemeteries but does not provide them space at Arlington. However, there are currently some WASP’s buried at Arlington prior to 1977. Movement is underway in both Houses of Congress to change this law. Your LOH is still in dire need of a noble (LOH or not) with a car that has a 2-inch ball to tow a trailer and golf cart to parades. You must have car insurance that would cover an accident while towing this combo. Contact Commander Summerfield if you can help. Keep in touch. 

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Oriental Band by Jim Austin, jau1060866@aol.com

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ave you ever wondered what the winters would be like if so many folks in cold climates did not come down here to escape their local weather? From about November through, say, May. Remember when we first came (we were living in Illinois at the time) and first discovered Florida. This was back in 1971 when we became Floridians, then in rapid succession, business partners, then a Mason, then into the Shriners, then an Oriental Bandsman. The day that I joined the band, was the day I joined the Shrine, and could not see any sense in not joining that very day, and my wife was happy about the whole procedure. At the time, Sarasota did not as yet have a temple so we did the Masonic work at Braidentown No. 99, then went to Egypt Shriners for entrance into the Shrine. Joined the “Egyptians” which was one of two Oriental Bands in Tampa at that time. Neither exist today. Along about 1980, this temple was chartered and thirteen members of the “Egyptians” came down here to start this band and now we are the only band left in this state of the original six. It has been a lot of fun, but sad also, as we have all aged slightly and are just a wisp of the forty-some bandsman we put on the street back in Boston in 1984. In Atlanta in 1985, we were declared the best band in the land, an honor we have received in only one other city. But, this is just history, interesting as it is to us. Back in March we did a parade over in Arcadia and were well received. One of the Shriners put on a real feast after the parade and it was wonderful. They say

the food could not have been better. A work party cleaned out our trailer one Saturday and we discovered we have a penchant for holding on to things way beyond the time they should have been thrown or given away. Never again. As we really haven’t been up to much lately, as we are preparing for the Imperial in Tampa over the 4th of July, let us introduce you to Noble Harold Eady, who is a triple drummer in the band and the person who is in charge of securing the speakers for the Thursday Luncheons here at Sahib Shriners. Harold was born in Toronto, Canada and has spent most of his working life starting in high school in film labs. Did this type of work while in college, and afterward spent four years as an audio technician for the CBC. Spent some years as manager of the Kinescope television film service. Then things got really good as he married Lady Dorothy in December of 1951. They will be celebrating their 65th anniversary this year. He likes to do lap swimming, and is not a terrible golfer. Lady Dorothy plays tennis 4 or 5 times a week, while they both are fond of snow skiing. Some years ago they had a boat and a fishing career in postproduction while in the film services. They are both fond of singing and Noble Harold belongs to a singing group locally and practices in our band, the singing group, and getting those programs for the temple. Other than that, he doesn’t do much. Makes one ashamed of our own weaknesses doesn’t it? 

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

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he following is taken from “A Short History of the Shrine.” The Fez, which nobles of the Mystic Shrine have the privilege and honor of wearing, has been handed down through the ages as one of the most significant of all head-dresses. The Fez derives its name from the place where it was manufactured commercially - the holy city of Fez, in Morocco. Some historians claim it dates back to about A.D. 980, but the name of the Fez or tarboosh does not

appear in Arabic literature until around the 14th century. Nobles should enjoy the association of their fellows, men whose loyalty, worth and dependability were proven by the fact they are members. Pleasure is something that one takes out of this life but happiness is something that you share. 

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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

MARCH 2016 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – February 2016 Gains: Affiliated 2 Restored 1 Associates 1 Creations 5 Reversal 0 9 Losses: Demits 2 Expired 3 AMD 2 Suspended 0 Resigned 0 7

In Memoriam

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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. John Grant Clare Mitchell Carmel Passalacqua B. John Ross K. 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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At Sahib Shrine same day and time as our Sunday Pancake Breakfasts. January March May September November

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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 Cortez High Twelve Club by Rob Rodd, Past State President, roddbobkat@aol.com

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e have just gone dark until November, but we went out with a bang. On April 23, our club held their annual Picnic at Emerson Park in Palmetto. The weather could not have been better and the view out into the inter-coastal waterway was magnificent. Everybody brought one of their favorite dishes to share. Enjoying the surrounding sights, watching the fisherman, the woodpecker in the nearby pole and the various flowers shining in the sunlight was just part of the day’s festivities. The most enjoyable part was the comradery amongst everybody in attendance.

Merv Harris, PP/PSP/PIP, who is also our district’s Wolcott Trustee and his Lady Pat came down from the Villages to share the day with us and to present our club an award to be added to our club banner along with presenting the club with The Dr. Phillip D. Grub Award of the Wolcott Foundation, Inc. for being the number one club in the district for the third year in a row in per capita donations to the Wolcott Foundation. To become a member of Cortez Masonic Hi-12 Club No. 538 is to be a fellow Mason (3rd Degree). Your lady is . . .continued on page 41 

President Robert L. Rodd of Cortez High Twelve Club No. 538 accepting the Banner Patch and a certificate denoting the Dr. Phillip D. Grub Award of the Wolcott Foundation, Inc. from Wolcott Trustee Merv Harris, and for being the #1 club in our district in per capita giving for the 3rd year in a row.

Hi-12 Picnic participants, left to right, back row - Carl Anderson, Sandy Nardone, Jeff David, Ray Pittman, Jim Simpson, Merv Harris, Pat Harris, David Gardner; middle row - Bob Rodd, Lewis Peter, Adrienne Davis, Phyllis Pittman, Carol Simpson, Linda Anderson, Jean Campbell, Sylvia Gardner; seated is Kathy Rodd.

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

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aster Architect, the 12th Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, fills in an important gap in the Hiramic legend of Freemasonry. In our Masonic legend, Hiram, the chief Architect for the construction of King Solomon’s Temple (I Kings 7:13 et. seq.) was unable to complete his duties. At the end of the Master Mason Degree, we are left with the (mythical) dilemma, “how then, was the Temple completed?” History, outside of Masonic lore, indicates it was indeed completed. But, without Hiram, how, and under whose leadership? The 12th Degree supplies an answer to the riddle. According to Masonic mythology,

Adoniram (I Kings 5:14) is selected to complete Hiram’s tasks. The story line of the degree is clearly not intended to provide instruction in Biblical history. In the Biblical narrative, Hiram completes his task, goes home and fades from memory. The 12th Degree is clearly a myth, intended to teach us something. What? What is the degree’s point, its logos? One possibility is this: the degree alerts us to a change in the Masonic syllabus. It directs our attention to a new course. In the 12th Degree, the Hiramic Legend ceases to be an instructional tool in . . .continued on page 41 

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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

Bradenton


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

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nstallation on March 26 went smoothly and everyone I believe had a great time. I know I did. We had three Grand Line Officers and two Past Grand Officers attend. Our Grand Treasurer Lady Annette Lesser will be visiting our court on April 8; what an honor. The Ill. Sir Carroll Scribner visited us for a short time, but we were glad he was able to take the time from his busy schedule, and of course, to have had our very own Lady Sandy by his side. Our photographer Maria did a fantastic job, however, I don’t think we want any more champagne! That was a cute idea. And no, we did not really partake of any alcohol during our installation. Congratulations to all of our ladies. Many thanks to all the ladies and especially our Past High Priestesses for all of their help. I could not have had or asked for a better installation. A special thanks to first-year Grand Trustee Carol Sue Roberts for being my installing officer, my court momma Joyce Goacher PHP for being my inviting officer, and our very own Installing Grand Marshall Jennie Crawford PGHP, PHP. As always these ladies did a fantastic job and

they still have fun. They make it seem so easy. Thanks again ladies. If you missed our units’ performances, you missed out on a big time, what a job they all did. I appreciated all of the new skits and had a great time watching and laughing with you. How about the new Songbirds’ new song? All of our units take pride in their skits and work very hard each year to have a different one, I do so admire their dedication and talent. We will now be concentrating on going to California the middle of May for Grand Council and some of us have lots to do, but I am just as sure we will have a good time. Ladies, we have two new line officers, we want to encourage them and help them, they are just now beginning their journey to the East and what a view and wonderful perspective you get from the East (podium). Ladies, enjoy each year as they go by so quickly. I am certainly looking forward to presiding over our great court! Let’s have a great and fun year and as always, remember we are working for our Shriners Hospitals for Children so that they may have a better life.

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

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yla Temple had its installation the first of April. What a beautiful ceremony conducted by Past Supreme Queen Laura Richardson. She was assisted by Pamela Gates PQ and Bobbie Lander. A welcome address by Queen Katherine Ann Rodd centered on friendships. The new slate of officers are as follows: the elected officers are Queen-Elect Deanie Jacobi, Junior Past Queen Katherine Ann Rodd PQ, Princess Royal Glenda Dunning, Princess Tirzah Carol Voss, Princess Badoura Pamela Gates PQ, Princess Recorder Donna Kay Duffy, Princess Banker Elaine Ortt PQ. The appointive officers are LaVerne Mims PQ, Donna Fleming, Betty Howard, Barbara Roberge, Marlies Gluck PQ, Rebecca Zeissler, Joann Mueller, Marilyn Carlsen PQ and Jeanette Hocking. Due to a family emergency, the Queen-Elect was not installed, but will be when she returns. Refreshments were served with the help from the DeMolay Chapter following the ceremony. Five days later, we held our first session. It was so nice to see our new officers in place and hear them recite their rituals in only a short time. Here it is May and plans are being made to attend our Supreme Session in Indianapolis, Indiana and we had our first ceremonial for the new year. We are moving forward by increasing our membership and bringing ladies back that have been away for a while. Come see and get to know the new officers in Nile. 

Noble Giles Light presented Queen Katherine Rodd a Certificate of Appreciation as speaker at the Men’s Luncheon.

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Sahib Shriners Ladies Night

April Birthday Winner Lady Becky Zeissler

April Anniversary Winners Noble Paul and Lady Becky Zeissler Photos courtesy of Noble Bud Glidden

Help Wanted 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: Charlie Titus, (941) 896-8426, p.t.whipporwhill@aol.com Bingo Office at 366-4449 Ext. 214 for: Substitute Bingo caller Bingo sheet (card) sellers Ink Dauber sales Floor workers Pull tab sales

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)

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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.

May May 1 Sanger, Allan Ryder, Ernest Kelty, Nathan May 2 Schultz, William Yeo, James Erb, Calvin Glasgow, Loyd Lloyd, Kenneth Mitchell, Glen Kruse, Thomas

May 6 Sims, Donald Ross, Gilbert

May 11 Flow, Vincent Armstrong, Gordon

May 7 Jones, Olen Biegel, Robert Cancro, George

May 12 Shrum, Ronnie

May 8 Marx, Wayne Yong, John Foster, Richard

May 3 Paxton, Thomas Coffman, Donald Sprague, Kevin

May 9 Arnold, Charles Hochroth, Alan Lang, David

May 4 Bryson, Donald

May 10 Simmons, Connie Smith, James Dudash, Fred

May 5 Tobias, Stewart Baxter, Norris Baldinger, Roger

May 17 King, Albert Sustman, Frederich Anderson, Carl Hocker, Richard Dunning, William Brewer, Mark Mitchell, Douglas

May 13 Koerner, Donald Smith, Lowell Comrie, Michael

May 18 Anthony, George

May 14 Robertson, John Litzenberger, Thomas Jobe, James Osika, Edward Foxworthy, Ronald

May 19 Peterson, Charles Pahl, Siegried Davis, Robert Baillie, Norman McClaskey, Benjamin

May 16 Julian, John Kendall, Adam

May 21 Dasso, Ernest Schurr, Leslie Kraus, Eugene Rockey, Emerson Shelden, Harold Campbell, Donald

May 22 Ellsworth, James Martens, John Christian, George Stafford, John May 23 Horton, Marvin Hartley, Richard May 24 Otto, Byron Stika, Arthur May 25 Steelman, Scott Care, Darrin

May 28 Taylor, Rick May 29 Oakley, James Quesnel, Omer Zeissler May 30 Chaby, Beryl Siegel, Glen Sharff, Paul May 31 Baker, Glenn Ellis, Steve Sanchez, Juan

May 26 Westerback, Edwin Espy, Burton Baker, Charles Levesque, Gary May 27 Gardner, David

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

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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

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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

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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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 . . .continued from page 7 Assistant Rabban’s Notes

 . . .continued from page 32 Scottish Rite

fall. This month is the FSA Convention in Orlando. As always, our Pancake Breakfast, Hillbilly Buffet, Monday night Bingo, Tuesday Bingo, Birthday/ Anniversary Dinner Dance, Thursday Men’s Luncheon, May 11th Stated Meeting at 7:30 p.m. and in addition, the Mahi Potentate’s Ball. Check your calendar for these dates. Keep membership your “number one” priority. Until next month, be kind to one another. 

Freemasonry. The 15th and 16th Degrees are centered on the 2nd Temple period; commencing with the 17th Degree no Temple symbolism appears in our work. The instruction begins to draw upon other sources, be they religious, philosophical, historical or otherwise. The 12th Degree therefore signals a transition to a new, different way of learning, thinking and growing. A second possibility: the degree focuses our attention on pursuing wisdom. Heretofore, our attention has been directed toward demonstrating proper conduct, continuing education, controlling passions, attaining knowledge, exemplifying virtue and cultivating morality. The 12th Degree suggests that all this preparation, all these endeavors, have had as their aim the pursuit of wisdom. Indeed, the narrative of the degree relies heavily upon language found in Proverbs and the Book of Wisdom. Still a third point of the degree might be political. Remember, the basic plot of this degree concerns selecting a competent, qualified leader. While considering the deep, esoteric, philosophical messages always veiled within our work, it is well not to overlook the obvious. A salient passage that demonstrates a political message is “…no republican government can long endure when the people cease to select for their chief magistrates the best and the wisest of their statesmen.” (Over the last ten years, your writer has observed that about half of the Craft groans upon hearing this statement during the degree, no matter what administration is in office. Ouch.) So if a lesson of the degree might be political (but not partisan) and we should select “wise statesmen” as our leaders, perhaps we should pause to consider what a “statesman” is or looks like. The late J. Rufus Fears, a distinguished professor of history and the classics at the University of Oklahoma, suggests four characteristics. First, a statesman must have a bedrock of principles. We may reflect on those principles espoused by our Founding Fathers, “We hold these truths to be self-evident…” Second, a statesman must have a moral compass. A moral compass recognizes absolute right and wrong; it is a flavor of morality that is more Kantian than utilitarian. Third, a statesman has a vision. Finally, a true statesman is able to build a consensus to pursue and attain the vision.

 . . .continued from page 32 Cortez High Twelve Club always invited to come and share the day’s festivities with you which helps make our get-togethers even more enjoyable. If you have friends staying with you bring them along. We all have one purpose - that is to have fun and enjoy each other’s company, however, we do have several areas that we support including: DeMolay for boys, Job’s Daughters and Rainbow for girls as well as the St. Petersburg Masonic Home. We also promote the Wolcott Foundation. Please add us to your calendar for this coming winter. We meet each Monday from November through April and meet at Duff’s Original Buffet at 6010 14th Street (Route 41) in Bradenton arriving between 10:30-11:00 a.m. to socialize. Lunch is at 11:00 a.m. where we continue to socialize and then around 11:45 a.m. to noon we start the festivities of the day. We usually finish around 1:00-1:30 p.m. Some even stay later for more food and more socializing. Hope to see you in November. If you have any questions, please contact me at the above email address or call me at (941) 776-0937. 

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Our thoughts might naturally be directed to the (relative) quality of our local, state and federal leaders and our instant elections – and those thoughts are fair game and should be. But we do well to remember that Freemasonry is largely about self-development and improvement. Our degrees are not about “them,” they are about “us.” Perhaps the lesson of the 12th Degree, in its completion of the Hiramic Legend, its discourses about wisdom or its political message, is really about us as individuals. We are to seek wisdom. We should strive to be leaders within our arenas of competence. We are to become statesmen in our own realms; men of character, of principle, morality, vision and leadership, to become men that others might chose to follow and emulate. The Scottish Rite’s Degrees will next be conferred on October 29 (including the 12th Degree) and November 5. Petitions are available at http://tampascottishrite. org. The Valley of Tampa regularly meets at its Center in Tampa on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a 5:45 p.m. dinner. Our next meeting is May 9. An educational program will be presented by Brother Kenneth Carolan, 32nd Degree. Casey Fletcher is Past Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 6 in Bartow, Florida. He long ago gave up on the statesman and vision thing and will be satisfied with obtaining a small portion of that elusive thing called wisdom. 


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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..............................................Cande Bustamante Event Coordinator............................................... Linda Glendinning Food & Beverage Manager............................................. Ed Shauan Executive Chef........................................................Kevin Tomlinson 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 ..................................................................... Jim Koehler 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...............................................Casey Jankowski (504-1692) 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 David Finkelstein..................................... 43

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

CPAs Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A............ 15 Cavanaugh & Co. LLP.............................. 20 Albert A. Haab, CPA.................................. 19

GOLF Peridia Golf & Country Club...................... 31

COMPUTER REPAIR CTS - Karl Krausse................................... 19

HOME INSPECTION Independent Home Insp. Srvs................... 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

HANDYMAN SERVICES Little Jobs, LLC, Steve Helin..................... 43

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

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

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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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SAHIB REPORTER

May 2016

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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

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

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

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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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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

1:00pm BMI - MH 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

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MEMORIAL DAY SAHIB CLOSED

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

REPORTER DEADLINE For June Issue

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FLORIDA GRAND LODGE - JACKSONVILLE

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NO REPORTER DEADLINE 5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm LOH-CRA 7:30pm Oriental Band

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

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FL GRAND LODGE

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10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns Shriners International Awareness Day

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

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

10:30am Greeters 11:00am Provost Guard 11:00am Men’s Luncheon 12:45pm Stated Mtg. 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

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

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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 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm Motor Corps 7:30pm Oriental Band

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

1:00pm Andy Pool Service - MH 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

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Happy Father’s Day

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

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

1:00pm BMI 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

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10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH 4:00pm Divan/Finance Committee Mtg 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:00pm Past Masters 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 Oriental Band

REPORTER DEADLINE For August Edition 11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

8:00am Pancake Breakfast

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Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Reporter Deadline for August Edition is June 30!

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May 2016  

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