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Volume 35, Number 8

Sarasota, Florida

August 1 7 7 11 17-20 24 24-27

REPORTER DEADLINE Pancake Breakfast Cancelled Sahib Breakfast Buffet, 8:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 12 Stated Meeting, 12:45 p.m., 6 SESA Convention - Warner Robins, GA Shriner’s Night at Tampa Bay Rays, 7:10p.m., 24 35th Imperial Hillbilly Convention - Pigeon Forge, TN

September 1 5 14 30-1

REPORTER DEADLINE Labor Day / Sahib Closed Stated Meeting, 7:30p.m., 6 Fall Ceremonial, 38

August 2016

Shrine Club Directory, 8 Shrine Club News, 8 Sahib Shriner’s Parade Schedule, 21 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


August 2016

SAHIB REPORTER

“Rise & Shine”

“Come & Get It!”

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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Presentations

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 Photographer Bob Rodd Phone: (941) 776-0937 Email: roddbobkat@aol.com

Greeter Paul Zeissler receives check for his unit for work done at Queen of Hearts.

Chief Aide Dave Joly receives check for Aides work at Queen of Hearts.

Past Master Derl Smith receives check for his unit for working Queen of Hearts.

Noble Joe Humphrey donates $5,000 to Sahib Shrine Trust Fund from the C.O.S.T. 2015 project.

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. 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.

Units & Clubs receive checks for 2016 County Fair work from Chairman Butch Power.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


August 2016

SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate’s Message

Another month is over and we begin to fire up for our fall activities. We have all the usual happenings and a couple of prominent ones, the Chamber of Commerce Program that we host each year and a new Sahib Music series. During our down time, many repair projects (I hope) were completed. Painting, paving, awnings, cleanup, kitchen cleanup and repairs and a number of lesser projects, all necessary to the well-being of our temple. So far, we have not asked for financial support from our clubs and units as we know how tough you are having it to keep your treasury viable. This building is used on an almost daily and nightly basis and requires constant attention. So far, your Divan and Finance Committee have worked as partners to keep us in good shape. We will continue to do our best to keep us safe, in good repair and solvent. To continue to be solvent we must rely on the public to support our offerings of programs, our restaurant, rentals and other activities. Our Shriners alone cannot give the dollar support to keep us going. This being the case, your Divan is aggressively seeking alternative sources to supplement our efforts to keep our temple viable and alive into the future. We are looking at more rentals, more musical programs and other types of use to keep us above water. Please give us a hand. Coming up this month we have a Club/Unit Head Meeting on August 6 at 10:00 a.m. A good amount of information is shared at this time. This information should be taken back to your club or unit. Is it? The Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, a fun night with good food, good music and great company is August 9 at 6:00 p.m. How about joining us? August 11 is a Stated Meeting at 12:45 p.m. following lunch. I hear Shriners say, “I don’t know what’s going on!” This is where you can find out, so come and meet with us. Sahib’s Music series starts August 26. Watch for it. Something great is brewing at Sahib. We have been approached by organizers of two new prospective units that you will be hearing more about very soon. 1) A mini-bike unit for Shriners of all ages. 2) A “bots” club for those that are interested in working with young men in building “bots” for fun and competition! I find this very exciting and a definite plus for Sahib. More information soon. I have succeeded in completing half my term and I say it’s an education in itself that can only be gotten in the Potentate’s seat. I have made mistakes, I may have stepped on toes and been stepped on in return, but my whole thrust has been to try to improve our Sahib and complete a number of projects that I have chosen for my challenge. I will let you know in January, at my valedictory talk, how I made out! I will see you at the temple.

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

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canisters May & June 2016 (combined) Noble Ed Cramer Ken Clark Gene Kraus Dick Schmidt Jim Pinson Jim Smith Dorwin Pulford Chickie

Location Club/Unit Amount Hungry - Palmetto 8th MSC $85.60 DG Hardware - Tamiami Trail 133.59 Soos Jewelry Design VSC 26.24 Captain Eddie’s VSC 2.58 Carlson Cleaners VSC 11.40 KFC - Parrish Hospital 16.00 KFC - Rt 64 & I-75 43.25 Hungry - Ellenton 76.75 Crager’s King Pins 28.01 Crager’s King Pins 36.20 Oneco Meats Model T 70.20 Tasty Home Cooking 76.00 Hillbilly Night 16.79

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. 

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

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE

AUGUST 2016 STATED MEETING

Contributions Made to Shriners Hospitals

Total Year To Date 250 $ 36,513.41 90 6,280.00

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

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$ 42,793.41

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

1133.00 $ 105,466.43 1060.00 12,590.10

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

2193.00

$ 118,056.53

THURSDAY NOON AUGUST 11, 2016

• 11:00 a.m. Fun and Fellowship • 12:00 Noon Lunch • 12:45 p.m. Meeting Opens • Discussion of Venice SC & Sahib Shrine Trustees • Balloting • 2016 Dues card and Fez required • No short pants

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL

Official Call

May & June Transportation Report

SEPTEMBER 2016 STATED MEETING

Ken Clark, Hospital Chairman

36 - Patient visits to Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa 4 - Patient visit to other Shriners Hospitals for Children

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Participating Drivers & Assisting Nobles: Gil Baker Ed Cramer Jim Pinson Joe Smedley Bill Balkwill Fred Ellis Dorwin Pulford Fritz Wise Ben Blount Joel Furman Al Racette Paul Zeissler Dana Callanan Bob Martin Bob Sanders Ron Conner Paul Pante Gary Schweinshaupt 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.

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6:00 p.m. Fun and Fellowship 7:30 p.m. Meeting Opens Nominations for Venice SC Trust & Sahib Shrine Operational Trust Balloting on Trustees 2016 Dues card and Fez required No short pants

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Recorder Ed Firquin, sahib3@juno.com

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ahib grounds and building received some cleaning and sprucing during our annual July two-week closing. Noble Ed Shauan and his staff worked getting the kitchen and bar area cleaned. A new point of sale (POS) system will replace the old system in the bar and restaurant. The new POS will keep account of inventory, staff time and help speed up ordering through the kitchen. A new system for fire suppression was completed in the kitchen which was overdue. In addition, Noble Ron Johnson and Noble Malcolm Van Dyke II with their crew worked inside and out cleaning. Thanks nobles for your volunteerism. A project with FPL is in progress, if workable and accepted, all the lights in the building will

be replaced with LED lighting and allow Sahib to have an average power bill for each month of the year. The LED lights will use less electricity and are cooler with a longer life of usage. This will assist future Potentates in developing a budget and save money. The lounge and restaurant have new food items and drinks so come in an enjoy your temple’s offerings. Plan an evening at Sahib for the Tuesday Italian Cuisine Buffets, Wednesday Dinners and Queen of Hearts, Thursday Bikerbilly Dinners and Friday Night Dinners. There is a Stated Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 11 at 12:45 p.m. after the . . .continued on page 10 

Chief Rabban Bill Balkwill, balkwill@verizon.net

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his year is more than half over and things at the Shrine are moving right along. Our FiveYear Strategic Plan is helping us achieve our goals for the Shrine and our nobles. Over the last three years we have been able to catch up with what has been needed to be done to bring the building and operations up to standards. I will be passing out all the projects that have been accomplished along with the future ones at the next Stated Meeting, so please be there. I will not be speaking on it (what a relief for you). If you wish to discuss this plan or have ideas for the plan, please contact me or 1st Ceremonial Master Gene Marinelli. The Divan is working as a team to accomplish this plan and

they have all accepted the goals. We just got back from the Imperial Session in Tampa, Florida. Many things were covered during the session and will be brought to you from Recorder Emeritus Bill Batten Sr. in his article. More to come next month. Noble Paul Zeissler is working on the Shrine Circus this year and we need all of your help in getting sponsorships, signing up to help and buying a circus pin. It will go a long way in helping our kids and Shrine. Lady Gail and I took a trip to Michigan to see our granddaughter Luna, Jamie and Kelley. They . . .continued on page 10 

Assistant Rabban Del Rawlinson, drawlinson@comcast.net

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reetings nobles, we had a good June and July, the Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance with “Kim Jenkins” was a big turn out and enjoyed by all. We are keeping up with the Angel Fund which takes care of nobles, who because of unforeseen reasons, are unable to pay their dues. We appreciate all of you that can help our brothers. In June, we brought in a new Shrine Brother Ron Johnson who is going to be a very huge asset to our temple.

We attended the Imperial Session in Tampa last month and learned a lot about the two corporations with the Shrine. Information is available to all that may be interested. Just ask any of the Divan members. Remember that the Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance in August will be hosted by the Motor Corps. Come and dance to the beat of the “Mellotones.” See you all on the flip side. 

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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: Rocky Kearney - 716-4226 Meets 1st Thursday of each month at Sahib Shrine Conference Room A - 7:30 p.m.

MANATEE SHRINE CLUB 1st VP Russell Sexton - 941-773-7280 Email: drsexton45@gmail.com Meets at the Peridia Golf & Country Club 4950 Peridia Blvd., Bradenton 1st Friday each month - 11:00 a.m. Reservation Cut-Off Date: Friday Before the Meeting Date

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

Manatee Shrine Club

Tom Willeman, President, twilleman0@gmail.com

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anatee Shrine Club will meet on September 2 at Peridia Country Club. At the May meeting we welcomed two new members, Anthony Dimaora and Chevy Lawrence, to our group. Please welcome them to our club at the September meeting. We have a large selection of MSC shirts which will be available at our September meeting at a reduced price of $20. If you need a shirt or need to update your old shirt this would be a great time to do so.

Our meal selection for September will be house salad, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and vegetable with brownie sundae for dessert OR chef ’s salad with chef ’s choice of dressing. Please note: meal prices have increased to $16. Please make your reservations one week in advance so we have an accurate count to provide to Peridia. Contact for reservations will be Russ Sexton by email drsexton45@gmail.com, phone (941) 773-7280 or mail to Russ Sexton, 5406 White Blaze Terrace, Parrish, FL 34219. See you in September. 

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

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ummertime – that is clearly a reference to this time of year. But it’s also a reference to the theme for the August Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance hosted by the Motor Corps. So let me begin this column by encouraging all readers to mark their calendars for Tuesday, August 9. Musical entertainment is by the “Mellotones” one of the very popular groups to entertain at Sahib. And we have two great choices of meal entrées, roast pork loin with apple stuffing or stuffed flounder, with salad, mashed potato, vegetable and dessert. Reduced pricing applies for the summer. There’s also something else worthy of note, no coats or ties for this event! Preferred, i.e., dress for men is Hawaiian or Guayabera shirts and slacks or dressy summer casual; for women the dress is commensurate attire. (A number of the Motor Corps members will be wearing our black Guayabera shirts.) We plan to have one of our Shrine white bikes in the lobby to welcome you that evening. So make your reservations with Marylou by the previous Thursday, August 4th. See you there! Our Bikerbilly dinners began on Thursday, July 21. Through August 2, Motor Corps members and their ladies give the Hillbilly Shrine Club a summer break. If you haven’t tried our Bikerbilly dinners, you have several more weeks to come out on Thursday night. We’re sure you will enjoy our famous burgers, onion rings, and maybe even some battered mushrooms, plus a number of other items on our menu. You can probably preview a menu at the Sahara Bar during Thursday Luncheons. Several of our members will be headed to Cocoa Beach the weekend of August 19 – 21 for

the Florida Association of Shrine Motor Corps (FASMC) Mid-Summer Get-Together. Our own John Hubbard (Hotrod) is President of FASMC. There was one other motorcycle competition which took place in Tampa during the Imperial Session back in early July. The International Association of Shrine Motor Corps (IASMC) competition took place on July 4 in the parking lot at Raymond James Stadium. President John attended along with several other Motor Corps members. The event is described as “FASMC on steroids” as the competition was that good among all Shrine motorcycle units throughout the U.S. Parade Marshal Ron Enger advises us of the Pioneer Days Parade in Englewood on Monday, September 5. This annual Labor Day parade is a morning parade, so weather is going to be a factor. Hopefully, the Motor Corps can participate. All of the remaining parades in calendar year 2016 are night parades. Several of our members are looking ahead to our annual trek to Murphy, North Carolina. Dates are October 8 - 11. Weather should be great in early October and leaves will be turning with the arrival of fall. A few will be staying at Motor Corps member Gary Nickols’ Rivers Edge Mountain RV Resort. We have four Motor Corps members and their ladies with birthdays in August and one anniversary. Birthdays include Sharon Thornsberry on the 7th, George Mitchell (Top Dog) on the 11th, Christine Hernandez on the 16th and Hampton Crimi (Sambo) on the 20th. Our August wedding anniversary is George and Peggy Sue Mitchell on the 3rd. 

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

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ith all our sno-nobles away, our Tuesday breakfast tables are looking quite empty, only eight for June 28. Why do I get the feeling that just maybe we “stay here stalwarts” are too dumb to realize it’s cooler up that-a-way? So be it, someone has to mind the ship! Had surprise visitors on our June 7th breakfast from the “show me state” Missouri, HST stomping grounds. Nobles Jasen Denman, Cris Shreve and David Fosnough from Abou Ben Adhem Shriners in Springfield. Very nice of them to stop in. Enjoyed their company. We also had a social mixer at the Olive Garden in June. Nicely attended in spite of the absent members. I think I heard something about a sunset cruise coming up. Let you know, when I know. Noble Sam Cohen reported on our laid up Noble Don Gatrell who has had some medical difficulty

lately. Sam says he seems to be on the mend. North Port Shrine Club certainly hopes so. Don has been through a lot. Also, Noble Jack Watson looking a bit trimmer these days, way to go Jack. Easy to put on, not so easy to take off. Magazine program still alive. I am not sure who is collecting when Noble Stika is away, Noble J.D. Copher, I think. Thanks to all. (Bits and Pieces) “Bad dog.” A Washington State couple came home to find an intruder feeding pudding to their dog Buddy. When the intruder left, he called to Buddy, whom followed him out the door. (Obviously a pudding hound). (Quotable Notable) Who said, “a great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices”? The usual comped breakfast for two for correct answer. June QN - Nelson Mandela. 

 . . .continued from page 7 Recorder

 . . .continued from page 7 Chief Rabban

Men’s Luncheon. At this meeting, the three trustee positions for the Venice Shrine Club Trust and two trustee positions for the Sahib Operational Trust will be explained; these positions have not been filled since 2009. At the Stated Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m., nominations of nobles for trustees will be accepted with a vote for the positions of each trust. (See Official Call Aug. & Sept.)6 Nobles, it is important that these positions are filled with interested nobles that are caring for the future of Sahib. I ask you to please discuss these positions, search within and I hope there are several that wish to step forward, be nominated and help keep Sahib functioning smoother. If there is any question concerning these positions, please call me in the office at (941) 366-4449 ext. 305. Remember the child within and I’ll see you around Sahib. 

all are doing great. It is hard to believe that she is 18 months old now. She sure has Grandpa wrapped around her finger, ha-ha. August and September are busy months so make sure you check the calendar for all the activities that are planned and we hope to see you in attendance! Remember to support your Shrine and keep a child in your heart. 

Noble Harold Eady presents Lou Ortt 33° PP with certificate for speaking at Men’s Luncheon.

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142nd Imperial Session Report July 3 to July 7, 2016 Tampa, Florida

by Recorder Emeritus, Bill Batten

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ahib Shriners in attendance at this session included Ill. Sir Carroll Scribner, Potentate; Chief Rabban Bill Balkwill; Assistant Rabban Del Rawlinson; High Priest and Prophet Dell Hyland; Oriental Guide Bruce Porter; Recorder Ed Firquin; 1st Ceremonial Master Gene Marinelli; Bill Batten, Recorder Emeritus; Past Potentates Ill. Sirs Lou Ortt and Don Vos, and one of our Associate Past Potentates, Ill. Sir Chris Hansen. Several nobles of Sahib attended as members of the Oriental Band, and I believe a few others came up to visit the Market Place and view some of the competition that took place. The Schedule of Events for this Imperial Session left very little time for your representatives to enjoy the many tours or other events in Tampa. For some, every day started with meetings scheduled for 7:00 a.m., with the regular sessions starting at 8:00 or 8:30 a.m. All session meetings were held in the Tampa Convention Center which was adjacent to the headquarters hotel, Tampa Waterside Marriott. This is a large convention center and the walk from our hotel was a brief one that many of us took two or three times a day. Our schedule started on Sunday with the annual Church Service at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Grand Public Opening at 3:00 p.m. At this Public Opening, there were 30 Masons from Florida who were created Shrine Nobles. The huge Market Place also opened for business. There were over 100 vendors who displayed and sold a huge assortment of Masonic and Shrine jewelry and clothing, as well as a vast amount of other items that were available for sale. Other booths included the Shrine information area, travel consultants, circus promoters, Shrine and Masonic insurance

providers as well as fundraising displays. During this session, elections were held for all Imperial Officers, Shriners Hospitals Trustees, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shriners Hospitals, and other board members. Since there had been a death of an Imperial Officer recently, Imperial Sir Wayne Lachut, that left an opening, so current Imperial Officers, lower than the vacant position, moved up one position when running for election this year. This left two positions to fill on the Imperial Line. There were four candidates nominated for the office of Captain of the Guard. A ballot was called for, and the results indicated that Ill. Sir Richard C. Burke was declared the winner. There were three candidates for the position of Imperial Outer Guard. A ballot was called for, and the results indicated that Ill. Sir Kevin R. Costello was declared the winner. The “Time and Place” Committee reported that the Imperial Session for 2017 would be held in Daytona Beach, Florida. There was a short video shown about the many things available to see in Daytona Beach. On Monday the session adjourned at 4:30 so that all could attend the 4th of July Shriners Parade in Ybor City. It was a very warm evening for those in the parade or for those watching. The local media, TV, radio and the press gave little or no coverage on this parade before or after the event, in fact I saw none. Since so many of the 30 items on the call were “house cleaning” items such as temple relocations, temple jurisdictional lines, changes in Associations and balloting regulations, I will make no comment as these would be of little, if any, interest to Sahib Shriners. There were We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

12 items in this category. In addition, 6 items on the call were withdrawn prior to being “called”. Item number 30 was declared out of order, and no action was required. One item, number 5, would have required all temples to vote by paper ballot and elect members by a majority vote of the written ballots cast. This caused some discussion, pro and con and when the question was finally called for, the item was defeated. Items 10, 11, 12 and 13 pertained to granting permission for Imperial to grant usage of our membership list to be used in defined areas for sale of advertising in Shriners Magazine, to promote or offer for sale products or services. In addition, it would grant permission to promote the sale of a member directory to members of temples. If all passed, in addition, it would grant Imperial permission to use the lists to solicit donations of gifts to Shriners International and to sell products or services by Shriners International. All passed. By passing these items on the call it would give Shriners International an opportunity to build a surplus in order to avoid another increase in per capita dues down the road. As you may remember, our Shriners Imperial Headquarters operational costs keep going up and the only source of income to Imperial, at this time, is the per capita dues collected annually from members. Item 14 would grant musical groups in civic parades to invite non-Shriners to participate in the parade as long as there was a distinction in the dress of the non-Shriner. This passed. Item 22 on the call, would grant permission for non-Shriners, properly licensed and insured, to drive or ride in a standard motor vehicle in civic parades if a properly licensed noble is . . .continued on page 35 


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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. 

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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 July 2024 Evelyn Noe (In Memory of Frank E. Noe) 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)

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September 2018 In Memory of Dr George & Dorothy Robinson December 2017 August 2019 William & Maryann Adams Peggy Cloutier September 2017 (In Memory of Oscar Cloutier) 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  Giles Light October 2016 April 2018 Patricia A. McLain Ted & Anita Moltz (In Memory of BG John H. McLain) February 2018 September 2016 Manatee Shrine Club Herb & Joanne Mueller (In Memory of Robert Everly) Joe & Marion Mitchell (In Memory of Phil Mitchell) January 2018 Charles & Pauline Baker (In Memory of Betsy Baker)

(Through month stated,  = New or Renewed this month) April 2022 Roy Winterbottom (In Memory of Ed Luff) 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 April 2021 Jim Leiner 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

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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 Camel Herders Malcolm H. Van Dyke II, Chief, mhvdii@comcast.net

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amel Herders On the Move Did you note the plural usage of the word herders? During one of the past tropical storms we had, while I was hauling away heavy limbs that had broken off from the pine tree in the center strip of the back parking lot, Ron Johnson (not yet a Shriner) was blowing off the leaves and small branches from the front parking areas. He and I work well together, but I could not yet make him a Camel Herder. Why? At our recent Mini-Ceremonial, Ron Johnson became a Shriner after several years of helping the King Pin Unit at the Sunday Pancake Breakfasts without being a Shriner. The following Saturday morning the King Pin Unit got together and we literally stripped our outside, by the side door large shipping container unit, of its contents. To say the very least, there was much that was hauled away on our golf cart by Ron and myself. Load after load after load of pure junk was hauled over to the dumpsters with Ron and me working side by side. Around 10:00 a.m. we had the now much smaller contents moved back into the now blown out container to

produce a mighty tidy area that will make it easy to find our goodies for the Pancake Breakfasts. I made Ron Johnson a Camel Herder on the spot and at sight that doubled our member rolls. He now proudly wears his camel neck chain from Sahib Stable No. 183, A.O.C.H. The following Monday morning we worked together again cutting down palm fronds, tree suckers and oak tree branches growing down over the sidewalk by the entrance driveway. Now then, why should you be a Camel Herder? Well, we find things like money, ladies bikini panties, Minnie Mouse’s pink bow tie, a pair of water shoes and have fun doing it all while riding around in our special golf cart with the wide open back seating area as a trash space. Sure, we get off the cart to do jobs, but mainly we use the golf cart to do our heavy work and have fun, while getting lots of great exercise doing so. Got a Monday or Friday morning around 9:00 a.m. free? Join us! Plenty of room on the golf cart, plenty of work tools to get the jobs done, free coffee in the kitchen, but better yet, better comradeship and fun. 

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

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reetings all Colonels and ladies. September is just around the corner and our unit will start the fall season on Tuesday, September 27 at Tara Country Club. Gather at 5:30 p.m. for social time with dinner promptly at 6:15 p.m. RSVP at (414) 350-6061 by Friday the 23rd. Menu will be emailed prior week. Come out for a good time. See you there. 

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

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Mariners Ron LeVene, Commodore, phyneas@aol.com

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warm welcome to all after a warm July! Hope everyone had a wonderful, safe July and took time to celebrate our wonderful country’s birthday while we are still able to legally do it! The Mariners took the month of July off as did much of Sahib, but we are ready to get back on board for a full schedule of fun, eating, boating and having fun with your Sahib Mariners and mates! August brings our monthly meeting and a dinner at the Meadows Country Club followed by the Punta Gorda weekend the 23rd and 24th of September. This weekend should be a fun- filled time with lots of good food and good times.

October brings the Commodore’s Ball on the 15th and in November we have the Past Commodores’ Picnic and a special fun event on November 15 or there abouts. We invite anyone who is interested in a fun-loving group of people and who always wants to have fun, to come and give us a try. We are still operating at full tilt as one of the still active units and clubs at Sahib. Thanks to all the nobles and ladies of Sahib Shrine for all you do for the kids in the hospitals and for helping to insure that our wonderful fraternity will continue with its primary goals…fun and kids! 

Oriental Band Jim Austin, jau1060866@aol.com

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f you know anything about this band you will know that we practiced our Imperial performance until the last day of June. Timed it! We do this because we are only allowed to be on the stage for between 10 to 12 minutes. If we do it like we should, we will play 4 to 5 tunes in the time allowed. If we go over or under the time set for us we will get penalized so many points, which could make us losers rather than the winners you know we are. One of the articles that will follow this month’s report will tell you just how successful we have been in the past years. We will have a full band this year which we have not always had the past few years, so we live in hopes that with the full band on hand we will have swept the competition away. We did not have “The Reporter” in July

because Editor Ed Firquin was on the bass drum with yours truly and after all, what was more important? Just kidding folks! We will have a new article in September for you, so please enjoy the summer and we’ll talk with you soon.  Editor’s Note: The picture of the Great Sahib Oriental Band on the cover of this edition were preparing for competition as they represented Sahib Shriners as the only Unit or Club at 2016 Imperial Convention in Tampa. As Noble Jim Austin said above “we live in hopes that with the full band on hand we will have swept the competition away.” Indeed, Noble Jim, the Great Sahib Oriental Band did just that by winning in every competitive category – March Performance, Unlimited Band Performance, Overall Best Band and Best Band Director. 

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August August 1 Liesch, Roger August 2 LaBell, Dale Yniguez, Casey Worming, Andrew August 3 Woodfield, Duane Warshaw, Robert Wallace, Edward Crager, William Arnold, Ralph August 4 Bergstrom, Harold Frosberg, Bradford August 6 Hewitt, Clarence Van Zinderen, Leonard Quigley, Hugh Sattler, Leighton Slusser, Jack

August 7 Carlson, Arnold Borgersen, Martin Laughlin, Darrell Maxian, Bruce Lather, William Watson, John III August 8 Cota, Ronald Overton, John Coffey, Ric Bretz, Christopher August 9 Grably, Marc August 10 Littman, C. Leffew, Paul August 11 Schmidt, Richard Mitchell, George

August 12 Arnold, Michael Koch, John II August 13 Jackman, James

August 19 Stevenson, David Gibson, James Marinelli, Gene

August 14 Allen, J. Winters, John Rankin, Russell

August 20 Stapf, Ernald Cox, Donald Irwin, David Hornberger, Harry Crimi, Hampton

August 15 Bojsiuk, Mario Wadel, Jerry Firquin, Edwin

August 21 Netze, Leslie Cates, Jerry Sampson, David

August 17 Cross, Lacey Pease, Jess Hill, Donald

August 22 Koren, Murray Guiducci, William Hrris, William Williams, John Fincher, William

August 18 Downing, Richard

August 23 Madrak, Michael Kern, Robert

August 28 Erlanson, Robert Swatek, Michael

August 24 Briggs, Gordon Moyer, Richard Levin, Michael

August 29 Morse, Ronald

August 25 Skiles, Raymond Armentrout, Terry Toale, Curtis Zimmerman, Richard Sterner, Charles August 26 Jackson, Walter Gilbert, William Dickson, George Jr Hyland, Delbert

August 30 Ransford, Robert Kail, Howard Hampton, Jon August 31 Loomis, William Siff, J. Manzo, Joseph Winterbottom, Roy Johnson, Gary

August 27 Durham, Leonard Mills, David Covins, Lawrence

2016 SAHIB SHRINERS PARADE SCHEDULE September 5

9:00 am

Pioneer Days Parade

Englewood

October 22

10:00 am

Sun Fiesta Parade

Venice

November 25

7:00 pm

Holiday Parade

Venice

December 3

7:00 pm

Holiday Parade

Sarasota

December 10

5:00 pm

Poinsettia Parade

North Port

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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter Cabiri - In Memory of Arleen M. Williams $100

Sahib Shriners Building Fund

he Sahib Shrine Building Fund is for the improvement, T 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.

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.

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 Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

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Sahib Shriner’s Capital Asset Addition Replacement Trust Fund Recognition Wall Fund Pledge Card q

$ _______________ Cash, Check, or Money Order

q q q q q q q

$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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sarasota

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

Sarasota

Valley of Tampa

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

Tampa

5500 Memorial Hightway

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

Every Monday, 10:45 a.m. (November through April) We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

6010 14th St. W. Duff’s Restaurant

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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

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

Kentucky Colonels Under the Jurisdiction of Sahib Temple SARASOTA, FLORIDA We meet 4th Tuesday September - May at Tara Golf & Country Club. Ladies are always included. Col. James Fleming, President Phone: 414-350-6061

Make your check payable to:

Email: jdf53118@msn.com

Model “T’s” and Classic Cars of Sahib Shriners Meetings Are Held 2nd MONDAY of the Month 7:00 P.M. “AT SAHIB SHRINE” 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

THE LEGION OF HONOR 1st WEDNESDAY – 1900 HRS. – CRA William A. Summerfield, Commander (765) 760-0252 Email: wsummerfield@gmail.com Meetings 1st Thursday of each Month at Sahib Shrine

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

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Advertising in the Sahib Reporter

Sahib Mariners

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/

Do You Enjoy Boating?

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

AT SAHIB SHRINE Ron LeVene Commodore

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Annual Advertising Rates for the Sahib Shrine Reporter

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

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

JUNE 2016 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – May 2016 Gains: Affiliated 0 Restored 0 Associates 0 Creations 1 Reversal 0 1 Losses: Demits 1 Expired 8 AMD 1 Suspended 1 Resigned 0 11

In Memoriam

1,128

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. MAY Gene Osborne Leslie Schurr Paul Shillington, PP

1,118 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

JUNE John Arnold Donald Blankley James Duke Robert Erlanson William Harris Marvin Smith Samuel Smullin Edwin Westerback Duane Woodfield


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SAHIB SAHIB SHRINERS SHRINERS THURSDAY THURSDAY MEN’S MEN’S LUNCHEONS LUNCHEONS

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

3% Discount to All Shriners Plus a No Interest Finance Plan for your Roofing Needs

At Sahib Shrine same day and time as our Villa Grande at Sarasota Sunday Pancake 4 Maggie Lane (Corner of FruitvilleBreakfasts. & Beneva)

Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 366-2200 Office

January March May September November

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

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

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

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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.

We Care

Manatee Shrine Club 1st VP Russell Sexton Phone: 941-773-7280 Email: drsexton45@gmail.com

Meets at the Peridia Golf & Country Club 4950 Peridia Blvd., Bradention 1st Friday each month - 11:00 a.m. Reservation Cut-Off Date: Friday Before the Meeting Date NO Cancellations or Refunds 72 Hours Before the Luncheon Under The Jurisdiction of SAHIB SHRINERS – Sarasota, Florida We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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

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ithin the Scottish Rite system, the 15th through the 18th Degrees compose a body styled “Chapter of Rose Croix.” The degrees cover a time period from the destruction of the Temple around 588 BCE through about 200 CE. The degrees follow a Biblical narrative, but also include Persian and eastern concepts. They are at once religious, moral and philosophical – very complex. Myths abound, as do some very anachronistic scenes. In the 15th Degree, Knight of the East we meet King Cyrus, a Persian, and Zerubbabel, a Jewish leader. The degree recounts an historical event, the end of the Babylonian captivity and efforts to reconstruct the Temple. A middle scene gives one pause – it seems to be set during the French Enlightenment. The 16th Degree, Prince of Jerusalem, is derived from II Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah and I Esdras from the Apocrypha. It continues the Biblical and historical story. Zerubbabel returns to Babylon to confirm his authorization to rebuild the Temple with now King Darius. This is the same King Darius who attacked Greece and was defeated at the battle of Marathon around 490 BCE. The 17th Degree fasts forward to the 1st or 2nd century CE. There is a gap of at least 500 years, perhaps as much as 600 years, between the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th. What’s up with that? And a lot had happened in the world: the Greeks were invaded from the East by Persians; the Punic Wars were fought between Rome and Carthage; the Peloponnesians wars ensued in Greece, and Sparta, with some aid from the Persians, defeated the Athenians. The war-weary Greeks were then conquered by Alexander of Macedonia, who proceeded to conquer most of the known world. Upon his death, the Roman Republic consumed most of the world. At the turn of the millennium, the Republic had transformed, or degraded, into an Empire. So at the time of the 17th Degree, the Romans held all the west and the Middle-East. Although these events are not portrayed in any Masonic Degree (why not?), they are useful for understanding the historical context of the 17th Degree. Those centuries of conflict throughout the world continued the association and integration of different people that began with the Babylonian captivity. In those five or six centuries, the world had

grown to be a much smaller place. People of different politics, religions, customs, traditions, economies, philosophies and beliefs were in regular contact with each other. Although they fought, they also conducted commerce, learned about different customs and traditions and lived in close proximity. Everyone was exposed to new ideas and different ways of thinking. This prolonged contact and exposure to new ideas may be a clue to the origin of the title of the 17th Degree: Knight of the East and West. In addition to being interesting and instructive, the 17th Degree is pivotal to Freemasonry. After the 16th Degree, the allegory of Freemasonry, discussed in the Winding Stairs lecture, disappears. There is no Temple motif in the 17th Degree. The Sanctum Santorum? Gone. Royal leadership? Nada. All our symbols change. For 16 degrees we looked outward for Truth and Light. As a Knight of the East and West we now must look somewhere else. We begin a different kind of journey in our quest for Light and Wisdom. We now look within ourselves, within and through our own hearts and minds. This pivotal journey prepares us for the 18th Degree, Knight Rose Croix in which we examine the theological virtues and a new Law. We consider the virtue and necessity of religious tolerance. We receive a new Word. Despite their historical foundation, there is nothing easy about the four Chapter degrees. Unveiling their secrets is hard work. No apology need be made for their complexity, however. Not all that is worth learning is self-evident or simple. The Scottish Rite’s Degrees will next be conferred on October 29 and November 5. Petitions are available at http://tampascottishrite.org. The 16th, 17th and 18th Degrees will be conferred on October 29. The Valley of Tampa regularly meets at its Center in Tampa on the second Monday of each month. Dinner is served at 5:45 p.m. and the regular meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. At our next meeting on August 8, the 13th Degree, Royal Arch of Solomon, will be conferred at 6:10 p.m. An education program will be presented by Illustrious David Walters 33° at the regular meeting. Casey Fletcher is Past Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 6 in Bartow, Florida. Noting all the long historical gaps in the Masonic narrative, he asserts a degree examining the battle of Thermopylae is needed. He will not, however, be writing it. 

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

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ay 12th, ten of our ladies from Sar-I Court attended the 102nd Grand Council Session in Costa Mesa, California. We had a great time and our Little Mushroom blossomed and is now our official 2nd Ceremonial. Congratulations to Lady Barbara Ann Cordova. We attended for the first time a Ceremonial. We finished up “Light Up Your Life” and began with Lady Diane Schmitz being installed as our new Grand High Priestess. Our new motto is “Diana’s Soaring Eagles.” Lady Mary Jane Hamilton was elected as our president for the Sunshine Unit Meet. We will be submitting a bid to host the Sunshine Unit Meet for November of 2017. She has held three very good meetings and has everything already in the works. As I am writing this in June, part of this has not taken place but will. July 26, Lady Judy Harris and Lady Carol Hart will have chaired for our annual Christmas in July toy drive. A big thank you to everyone that worked and donated. Last year we raised $4,000 in toys and donations. We hope to go over that figure this year. The toys and donations were taken up on August 3 to the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa. I want

to thank our Illustrious Sir Carroll Scribner for the use of the Sahib Shrine van. August will be a month of relaxing, having fun and just socializing. September we begin with our Stated Meeting on September 9, our Fall Ceremonial will be Saturday the 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Scottish Rite. At this time, we have six candidates. Somewhere in-between, Lady Joyce will be having a practice for us. The date will be sent out later via email. She is in need of a few ladies to help with the pageantry. The best part is, there are no speaking or memorization parts. This would be an excellent time for our new ladies to learn and also for some that do not have an office to assist her. Please contact Lady Joyce Goacher at (941) 923-2665 or me at (423) 240-7196. Lady Joyce makes everything fun, so come and join in. Sahib’s Fall Ceremonial will be Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. The Ladies Luncheon is on Saturday, October 1. This will give us a chance to invite the wives to join Sar-I. I will also ask First Lady Sandy if she could seat someone from our court at each table so we can meet and greet the ladies. Oh, and don’t forget to put an application in your purse. 

Nyla Temple No. 152 by Deanie Jacobi, Queen, hljcj97aol.com

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hope everyone is having a good summer and waiting for September to get busy again. Attending the Supreme Session of Daughters of the Nile in Indianapolis from June 14 through June 18 was a learning experience. It was great meeting all of my counterparts for the first time. Too bad I did not start sooner. Our Nyla Temple took first place of temples, under ninety-nine members, for holiday giving (a small part of charitable giving). How proud I was to accept this certificate! What a wonderful organization who believes that “we have fun so children can run.” The Daughters of the Nile in the U.S. donated

$1,730,655 and Canada donated $242,378.47 for a total cash donation of $1,973,033.47 plus an amount of $1,100,000 for in-kind services which includes articles donated and time spent volunteering. The Daughters of the Nile Foundation has made a total donation in the amount of $58,096,400.90 to Shriners Hospitals for Children. What a great organization to help the Shriners with funding for SHC. Thanks to all members of Daughters of the Nile. Proud to be the Queen of Nyla Temple No. 152. Ladies, come give us a try. If you are a past member or a new one, we welcome you. 

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Gavel Plaque Presentations to Nobles Jim Smith & Tom Willeman

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not available. This also passed. Item 29 on the call would grant the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shriners Hospitals for Children permission to appoint an independent and unbiased “Oversight Committee” to investigate and report on activities conducted for the presumed benefit of Shriners Hospitals for Children that have incurred or may incur an appreciable loss. This passed. An excellent report on Shriners Hospitals for Children was presented by Imperial Sir Dale W. Stauss, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. The video presentation shown, to those present, indicated that our hospitals continue to be number one in the nation in the treatment of our patients. Other Committee reports were given at various times at the sessions. All were approved. It was necessary to elect two members to the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Corporation. There were three candidates nominated for this position. A ballot was called for and the results indicated that Ill. Sir Chuck Pittman and Ill. Sir Anthony M. West were elected.

It was also necessary to elect a Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Two members were nominated for this position. They were Imp. Sir Dale Stauss, current Chairman and Imp. Sir Jerry G. Gantt, the current Imperial Potentate. The ballot was called for and after a very close contest, Imp. Sir Jerry G. Gantt was declared the winner. On Wednesday the Imperial Pageant took place. Imperial Potentate-elect, Imp. Sir Chris L. Smith was honored. His family was introduced and he received gifts from his family, Shrine temples and others. As usual, it was a very impressive pageant. On Wednesday the Imperial Public Relations Report was presented. It showcased many of the outstanding PR events during the past year. This included the annual East-West Shrine Bowl Game, Rose Bowl Parade, Golf Tournament, various TV commercials and events where our Shrine Patient Ambassadors appeared. It was a very impressive report. A video was shown telling the story of two young hospital patients, one a female who We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

had her leg lengthened by a very long, painful and complicated process, and one, a young man who suffered very serious burns. After the video, the two patients, along with their family members, were introduced to those in attendance. They received a very warm reception. These two patients will be the new Shriners Hospitals Ambassadors for the coming year. The Imperial Potentates evening, Wednesday night, featured a Jazz and Rock group called “The Memphis Mafia”. Their sounds really “rocked” the hall for those in attendance. Imperial Session 142 ended on Thursday morning with the conclusion of the remaining legislation matters and the formal installation of our 2016-2017 Imperial Divan members. I appreciate once more having the opportunity of being one of the Sahib Representatives at the Imperial Session and hope to continue serving you and members of Sahib Shriners in the future. 


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Model T’s and Oriental Band at Lakewood Ranch Memorial Parade

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SAHIB AIDES UNIT

DEDICATED TO MAKING SAHIB THE BEST IN ALL OF SHRINEDOM

JOIN THE FUN UNIT!

Join the Prestige Unit Compliments of the

Sahib

GREETERS of Sahib Shriners

CONTACT:

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

Hans Wessels, President (941) 800-4300 hans.wessels@gmail.com

Your Ad Here?

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

President Dana Callanan Phone – (941) 444-0327

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

Sahib Motor Corps Shrine Club Shriners International

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

President John Hubbard

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

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

Monthly Meeting 2nd Thursday 11:00 a.m.

Contact: Ron Enger, President 918-8713

Englewood Shrine Club The Friendly Club Meets First Tuesday of each Month at Englewood Elk’s Lodge All Shriners Welcome President: William Bond Phone: 941-475-4854 Email: billandtinabond@yahoo.com

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VENICE SHRINE CLUB

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.

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

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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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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SunCoast Florida Freemasonry

http://www.trowel.com/flamason

Florida Shrine Association http://fla-shrine.org/

Don Vos Sprinkler Company 1410 Commerce Blvd., Unit N Sarasota, FL 34243 Full Service Irrigation Company Installations Service Service Contracts Licensed & Insured 20 years experience in Sarasota & Manatee Counties

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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 ............................................ Dave Joly 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 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............................................Casey Yniquez Public Relations Committee........................ Jim Lontz, Jim Smith, Anthony Vignocchi, Casey Yniguez Reporter Editor................................................................ Ed Firquin Speakers Bureau..................................... Harold Eady, Butch Power 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, Ron Johnson, Chevy Lawrence 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

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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............................................. Rocky Kearney PP (716-4226) 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, KCCH..................................... 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..................................... 15 Sardelis and Bowles, L.L.P....................... 19 CPAs Cavanaugh & Co. LLP.............................. 43 CONTRACTORS - GENERAL D.R. Coffman Construction Co. ................ 30 CONTRACTORS - HEATING & A/C Jim McDonald Heating & Cooling............. 19 CONTRACTORS - IRRIGATION Don Vos Sprinkler Company .................. 43 CONTRACTORS - REMODELING D.R. Coffman Construction Co.................. 30 CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ............ 30 CREMATION/FUNERAL Your Traditions Cremation & Funeral ....... 15 FINANCIAL SERVICES Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart........ 19 FUNERAL HOMES Toale Brothers Funeral Homes ................ 43

GOLF Peridia Golf & Country Club...................... 31 HANDYMAN SERVICES Little Jobs, LLC, Steve Helin..................... 30 MARINE PRODUCTS Rhodan Marine/GPS Anchor..................... 25 MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS Masonic Organization.............................. 27 OPTICIANS Optical Service ....................................... 30 ORGANIZATIONS Q Club, Teocalli 183................................. 19 PAINTING CONTRACTORS Eric’s Painting & Decorating .................... 19 PLUMBERS & A/C Aqua Services, Inc., Plumbing ................. 30 REAL ESTATE Robbins Assoc., G. David Walters............. 15 RESTAURANTS Sahib Shriners Restaurant ..................... 31 Terrace on the Green Restaurant.............. 31

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

SHRINE CLUBS Englewood Shrine Club.............................40 Hillbilly Shrine Club ................................. 28 Manatee Shrine Club .............................. 31 Motor Corps Shrine Club.......................... 40 North Port Shrine Club ............................ 40 Venice Shrine Club....................................41 SHRINE SUPPORTERS Purmort & Martin..................................... 19 Suncoast Communities Blood Bank.......... 30 SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION Birthday/Anniversary Dinner/Dance.......... 16 Hospital Transportation Report ................. 6 Masonic Digest........................................ 32 Masonic Organizations............................. 27 Million Dollar Club.................................... 28 Officers (Elected & Appointed).................. 44 Recorder’s Report ................................... 29 Reporter Advertising Rates....................... 29 Sahib Bingo............................................... 3 Sahib Building Fund................................. 26 Sahib Parade Schedule............................ 21 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 ................. 3 Legion of Honor....................................... 28 Mariners ................................................. 29 Model Ts / Classic Cars............................ 28 Oriental Band........................................... 40 Pipes and Drums..................................... 40 Provost Guard.......................................... 40

NEW ADVERTISERS IN AUGUST Sardelis and Bowles, L.L.P. Attorneys at Law

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

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

Sahib Shrine

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

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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1 2 3 4 5 6 11:00am BINGO-MH 5:00pm Italian Buffet

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

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

10:00am Club/Unit Head Mtg.

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10

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12

13

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

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

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

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

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

10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns REPORTER DEADLINE For September Issue

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August

8:00am Pancake Breakfast CANCELLED 8:00am Sahib Breakfast Buffet

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

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

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 Bikerbilly Dinner

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

SESA CONVENTION - WARNER ROBINS, GA

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH 4:00pm Divan / Finance Committee Mtg 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:00pm Past Masters 7:30 pm Clowns

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

2:00pm SRQ Chamber of Commerce Prime Time 11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner Shaddai Potentate’s Ball 5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 5:00pm Bikerbilly Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:10pm Shriners Night / Tampa Bay Rays 7:30pm Oriental Band 35th IMPERIAL HILLBILLY CONVENTION - PIGEON FORGE, TN

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

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

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

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Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month

11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner 8:00pm Hillbilly Shrine Club REPORTER DEADLINE For October Issue

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

POTENTATE’S CRUISE - NEW ENGLAND & CANADA

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

September

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

LABOR DAY - SAHIB CLOSED 9:00am Pioneer Days Parade Englewood

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

5:00pm Wednesday Night 10:30am Greeters Dinner 11:00am Provost Guard 7:00pm Drawing Queen of 11:00am Men’s Luncheon Hearts 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner 7:00pm LOH-CRA 7:30pm Oriental Band POTENTATE’S CRUISE - NEW ENGLAND & CANADA

11:30am Scottish Rite Luncheon

5:00pm Aguilera Sweet 15 Party - MH

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH 4:00pm Divan/Finance Committee Mtg 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns 7:30pm Model Ts

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

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

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

BAHIA POTENTATE’S BALL

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

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

1:00pm BMI 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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

25 26 27 28 29 30 10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH 4:00pm Divan/Finance Comm Mtg. 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:00pm Past Masters 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH 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

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Fall Ceremonial 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

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