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Volume 35, Number 9

Sarasota, Florida

September 1 REPORTER DEADLINE 5 Labor Day / Sahib Closed 14 Stated Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 6 17 The Tucci Band, 8-10:00 p.m., 12 25 Sahib Benefit Car & Truck Show, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., 13 30 Fall Ceremonial, 7:00 p.m., 38 October 1 REPORTER DEADLINE Fall Ceremonial, 10:00 a.m., 38 2 Flu/Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic, 8:00 a.m., 24 6 Stated Meeting, 12:45 p.m., 6 9 Sahib Oktoberfest, 1:00-4:00 p.m., 36 15 Commodore’s Ball, 7:00 p.m., 22 16 Fall Picnic CANCELLED 28-30 Sahib Shrine Circus, 37

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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


September 2016

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“Rise & Shine”

“Come & Get It!”

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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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 Staff Assistant Wanda Firquin

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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

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. 

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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Potentate’s Message

Here we are again, another month, more activities and more problems needing attention! First, an update - our first foray into concerts was far from satisfactory. A number of problems arose that were unexpected and had to be dealt with. We did learn a lot about personnel, advertising and policing. We are going forward with a new view and better planning and supervision. We must find new sources of income if we are to keep solvent and this is one of them. When you read this article, Sandy and I and thirty-six others will be on the Potentate’s Cruise to New England and Maritime Canada. Lots of beautiful scenery, lobster, great dining and camaraderie. We will bring back great memories, photos and extra pounds! Congratulations to our Sahib Oriental Band for winning first place in all categories at the Imperial Session in Tampa. Well done! Coming up - a reopening of our great Sahib Pancake Breakfast. We will need your help and patronage to make it successful. How about volunteering to work? For our clubs and units, our first parade of the season is Pioneer Days at Englewood on September 5. We need support of all clubs and units to show our stuff! Again, the role of the units is to represent Sahib in parades and other public activities and to present a place for your group to enjoy for all. To our clubs who are parade ready, we ask your support. A Stated Meeting is your opportunity to voice your views on Sahib activities. On September 14 at 7:30 p.m. we will have our regular Stated Meeting to discuss current business. No personnel concerns can be brought up at that time. Coming up is something new to our temple which is the Sahib Benefit Car and Truck Show to take place on our grounds. We will need your support and involvement to make this a success! Our Fall Ceremonial will take place on September 30 and October 1. We are doing it a little differently this year to save time and money. Program out soon! Last, but not least, the Fall Picnic has been changed to a new event, “Oktoberfest.” This will be held on October 9th instead of the 16th. We look forward to a great turn-out for these events, please attend and enjoy the fun! Enough for now. If I can help in any way, call me.

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

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canisters July 2016 Noble Ed Cramer Ken Clark Dick Schmidt

Location Club/Unit Amount Hungry - Palmetto 8th MSC $58.73 DG Hardware - Tamiami Trail 133.59 KFC - Parrish Hospital 16.00 KFC - Rt 64 & I-75 43.25 Hungry - Ellenton 76.75

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. 

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Official Call

SEPTEMBER 2016 STATED MEETING

Contributions Made to Shriners Hospitals

Total Year To Date 0 $ 36,513.41 0 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.............

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0 $ 105,466.43 0 12,590.10 0

$ 118,056.53

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

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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

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL July Transportation Report Ken Clark, Hospital Chairman

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

Official Call

OCTOBER 2016 STATED MEETING THURSDAY NOON OCTOBER 6, 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.

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

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Recorder Ed Firquin, sahib3@juno.com

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all is approaching and cooler weather is around the corner. Activity at Sahib will be heating up as our northern members and friends return to the Sun Coast. Cooler weather will bring football season with all its pomp and glory. Both college and pro teams will be cheered for by their supporters. There are plans in the works to have several Saturday or Sunday Bashes, since the Shriners Bash in July, was such a great success. I’m sure many of our northerners are ready to cheer for their favorite teams just as we southerners are at such a Bash, watch for details coming soon.

There will be a Fall Ceremonial on September 30th and October 1st. An application for new candidates and outline of events in this month’s “Reporter.” Remember, the deadline for bringing in a new member will be September 12. We must vote on membership, the last Stated Meeting for membership voting will be September 14th at 7:30 p.m.; also at this meeting there will be nominations and voting to fill vacant trustee positions. If you are interested in a position as a trustee, please have your nomination ready. Sahib needs nobles to step forward to help fill . . .continued on page 11 

Chief Rabban Bill Balkwill, balkwill@verizon.net

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s I write this, during our hot and rainy months, the Sahib Shriners are preparing for the rest of the year with a full-scale agenda. We have Ceremonial, Circus, Parades, FEZtival of Trees, Oktoberfest which will take the place of the Fall Picnic, Friday Dinners, Wednesday Queen of Hearts, Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dances, Bingo and another Bash in the Lounge. So come on out and be involved in any or all of these events. Please stay in touch by using the website: www. sahibshrine.org and “The Reporter.” Let’s have fun!

We need to thank Imperial Representative Emeritus Bill Batten for the great job he does in relaying the information from the Imperial Session. So give him a big “Thank You” when you see him. We also want to thank Ill. Sir Carroll Scribner and First Lady Sandy for organizing the social events surrounding Imperial in Tampa. How can we forget the wild toad ride over to the restaurant? Aleppo always makes us feel at home by inviting us to their Shrine gathering, thank you Potentate Theodore Polonsky and Oriental Guide Gary Bartlett. Imperial Sessions are as follows: . . .continued on page 11 

Assistant Rabban Del Rawlinson, drawlinson@comcast.net

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big thank you to the Motor Corps for a great job in the kitchen for July and August while the Hillbillys took a well-deserved break. We look forward to you returning next summer. September 30 and October 1, 2016 is our Fall Ceremonial. You will find a Candidate Petition in this edition of “The Reporter.” We need to put membership as a first priority. Speaking of candidate, as a first-signer your responsibility is to mentor your candidate for the first year. You need to make sure that he feels welcome and part of the Fraternity. You need to call and make sure he and his spouse (friend) are aware of the events

taking place. You need to see that he is invited to the Men’s Luncheon every week. Invite him to sit at your table or make arrangement for him to sit at another table. I have heard too many times that they have shown up for the Luncheon and told you can’t sit here. If we cannot welcome them with respect and appreciation they are not going to return. Let’s make sure that our temple is a great Fraternity to belong to and we welcome new brothers. What a fantastic job Melanie and Chief Rabban Bill Balkwill did on the Summer Bash. Thanks

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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

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owdy, we been missin you, but our aim is getting better. Our shack has calmed down now that school is back in session, Grand Paw and our first grader are doing homework together. We are hoping that the little tyke can tutor Grand Paw enough for him to earn his kindergarten GED. We are fixin vittles again for you, so please come hungry.

September Menu 1…BBQ Chicken 8…Ham 15…Meatloaf 22…Pot Roast 29…BBQ Pork Stay healthy and happy. 

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

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hope everyone had a great summer and hopefully we will have a large attendance for the rest of the year. We will take names in October for our 2017 Officers and Board of Directors so please think about being involved in our Manatee Shrine Club. We also need new members so invite your Shriner friends to join us. If you wish to have a new MSC shirt we have a good selection in sizes let us know at our September meeting and we will provide you one at a reduced price of $20 (name on shirt not included.)

Our menu for October will be as follows: (1) House green salad with chef ’s dressing, chicken fried steak with country gravy, chef ’s vegetable and apple crisp for dessert or (2) Caesar salad with grilled chicken, plus apple crisp for dessert. Price of meals $16 for members and $18 for quests. Note: Russ Sexton will be out of town for our October meeting so reservations have to be made by phone (941) 773-7280 or email drsexton45@ gmail.com. Look forward to seeing you at our October meeting. 

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

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he past couple of months have been busy times for the Motor Corps. First, we hope you had a chance to dine with us during our Bikerbilly dinners between July 25th and August 25th. We had some very busy Thursday nights with the July 28th being one of the biggest Thursday nights of the year when we had 42 ticket orders. We appreciate everyone’s support and thank fellow Shriners and members of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association who came out to dine with us. A special thanks to all the members who helped out and to our ladies. We couldn’t have done it without the help of our ladies. At the risk of leaving out one of our ladies, we say special thanks to Jan, Carol, Beatty, Connie and Cathy. Second, the August Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance in August was hosted by the Motor Corps. If you weren’t there, you missed out on a delightful evening. Musical entertainment was provided by the Mellotones. We also enjoyed the roast pork loin with apple stuffing or stuffed flounder entree selections. Dress for that event was Hawaiian/Guayabera shirts for men and summertime dressy casual for women. A number of the Motor Corps members wore their black Guayabera shirts. Although the Florida Shrine Association (FSA) has disbanded, the Florida Association of Shrine Motor Corps (FASMC) is continuing. In fact, several members of the Sahib Motor Corps, including our President John Hubbard (also the FASMC President), attended the FASMC Mid-

Summer Get-Together in Cocoa Beach from Friday-Sunday, August 19-21. Reports were that all had a good time. The annual Englewood Pioneer Day Parade is scheduled for Labor Day, September 5th at 9:00 a.m. The Motor Corps expects to participate in the parade along with the other units of Sahib. Hopefully the weather won’t be too warm for the air cooled Harley Davidson motorcycles. Motor Corps members enjoy this parade and the afterglow which follows. We are currently selling raffle tickets on a $500 gift certificate at Cook’s Sportland in Venice. Raffle tickets are $20 each and only 100 tickets will be sold. Winner can purchase any sporting good items they like. See any Motor Corps member. We have six members and their ladies with birthdays this month. Birthdays include Eric Bock (Ironman) on the 7th, Tessa Robbins on the 14th, Norm Cyphers (Stormin Norman) on the 25th, Ben Pfeiffer (Inspector) on the 29th and Flo-Ann Weaver on the 30th. The two anniversaries this month are Dave Bell (Jetfoot) and Rita (Sweet Pea) on the 6th and Joe Stella (Stroker Joe) and Suzy Lucas (Cream Cheese) on the 7th. Activities at Sahib will be picking up as we move further into fall. We should have a lot more news in the October “Reporter.” Safe travels until then. Hydrate (your body) and inflate (your tires). 

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

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he preparation of this article was somewhat in doubt since your scribe has been absent from club activities off and on. Can’t speak about something you know nothing about, although some politicos are managing to do that quite well. Once again we report the progression of the Black Camel among us. Noble Robert Arnold, North Port Shrine Club U.S. Naval veteran, has entered the unseen temple. NPSC extends sincere condolences to the family. Congratulations to newly elected Imperial Potentate Chris L. Smith and Imperial Chief Rabban Gary J. Bergenske. Also, to be congratulated, is the Sahib Oriental Band on its win at the Imperial Convention. Great job nobles! Birthday congratulations to J. D. Copher in July and John (Jack) Watson III in August. Obviously these nobles have not yet reached the “no more birthdays” level. At our July 26 breakfast, our President Albert Sawdai and his grandson Daniel from Cincinnati were with us. They left for the return trip the following day. Hopefully their trip was safe and enjoyable. Our Past President Sam Cohen has entered the race for seat number two of the North Port City

Commissioners. Sam, as you may remember, was responsible for the granting of the charter for the North Port Masonic Lodge No. 406 and serves as Lodge Secretary. Good luck Sam. A Lodge Sunset Cruise was planned for July 27 from Cape Haze. As usual the NPSC meets for breakfast each and every Tuesday at the Olde World Restaurant in North Port at 7:30 a.m. All Shriners, Masons and spouses are cordially invited. (Bits and Pieces) Only in Florida: A Florida police officer was forced to resign when his superiors discovered he had used the 911 system to arrange extramarital trysts. The officer had his girlfriend call 911 and quickly hang up, so he would be dispatched to her location. (It would be an emergency if his wife found out.) (Quotable Notable) Who said: “When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.”??? The usual complimentary breakfast for two for the correct answer. QN for August - William James, American philosopher and physician. The winner is Noble Jerry Campbell of Venice Shrine Club who correctly identified this QN. 

North Port Shrine Club President Albert Sawdai and grandson Daniel.

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September 2016  . . .continued from page 7 Recorder

these positions and you are needed. Projects are being scheduled for work around the building and grounds. Pavement of the parking lot, trimming of trees, replacement of the awning and canopy, a review for replacement of lights inside and outside of the building and painting of the building. Money is allocated and scheduling will be completed as soon as possible. These improvements will have our building and grounds looking better than ever. I would like to thank Noble Dell Hyland for stepping forward for the last two years as part of the ElectedDivan. I’m sure his resignation was a difficult decision to make and a personal one. May all his future endeavors be successful. There are many activities scheduled for September, so chose your activity, take part and enjoy the month at Sahib. Remember the child within and I’ll see you around Sahib. 

 . . .continued from page 7 Chief Rabban

2017 Daytona, 2018 Daytona, 2019 Nashville, 2020 Kansas City. Melanie, our bartender, and I, hosted a summer bash on Saturday July 30. We had a great time and I want to thank all who showed their support for this event. What a turn out, thanks. We played jinga and enjoyed the music with the DJ. To see our nobles and friends play all night in the bar was great until they knocked the jinga over and the whole place erupted with laughter. Thanks Roxie, you broke the ice. I would like to thank Leslie for bartending, Past Potentate Dale and Lady Donna LaBell, Assistant Rabban Del and Lady

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Juanita Rawlinson, Oriental Guide Bruce Porter, 1st Ceremonial Master Gene Marinelli, Aide Ron and Leslie Johnson, Lady Beatty Shipley and my lovely wife Lady Gail for all the work they did. There will be another Sahib Bash. If you need a loan see Emeritus Gary Schweinshaupt, KCCH, winner of the 50/50. Last, I can’t say how proud I am of “The Great Sahib Oriental Band” who swept all 1st place categories in competition at the 142nd Imperial Convention in Tampa. They made Sahib Shrine shine in Tampa and got one of the biggest applauds in the Imperial Parade down Ybor City’s streets. I would also like to thank our ladies who went over and cheered them on as champions. We got stuck in session and didn’t get to see it. So tell them congratulations! Remember to support your Shrine and keep a child in your heart! 

 . . .continued from page 7 Assistant Rabban

to Noble Ron Johnson and Oriental Guide Bruce Porter for helping me prepare the food which was great. I heard several compliments about how good the burgers were. Good job guys and a thank you to Lady Gail Balkwill for decorating the bar and tables. It takes a village! The Oktoberfest is scheduled for Sunday, October 9. Watch your mail for your tickets. It is going to be lots of fun and we look forward to seeing you all there. Come out and support your Shrine. Until next month, be kind to one another. 

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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


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December 2080 Robert & Ruth Riegel December 2056 Manatee Shrine Club May 2034 S&B Carter December 2033 Sahib Golf Assoc. (In Memory of James Ericsson) (In Memory of John Lewellen) (In Memory of Bill Simon) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Austin Pickering) (In Memory of Philip Staples) (In Memory of Arthur Monson) (In Memory of Oscar Cloutier, PP) April 2030 Charles S. Marston (In Memory of Anne M. Marston) May 2029 Desert Patrol August 2027 Fred & Marylou Ellis April 2026 Don & Elayne Sims May 2025 S&B Carter March 2025 John R. Holland (In memory of Carl E. Hohlt) John & Kitty Brophy February 2025 Eleanor Herman (In memory of Carl Herman) August 2024 S. & B. Carter 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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SHRINE UNIT NEWS Camel Herders Malcolm H. Van Dyke II, Chief, mhvdii@comcast.net

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he Camel Herders Have Split Up Yes, split up for the good of Sahib. I have over 12 years of maintenance experience working at The Landings mostly out-doors and I prefer to work out-doors. Ron Johnson has little to no maintenance experience, but he is street smart and currently Sahib’s onsite indoors maintenance man who learns fast and is there all day and when needed. On Monday, we again joined forces to solve an alarm problem in that one of the outer doors wouldn’t lock right to set the building alarm. So, a can of WD40 used liberally on all the outer door locks and hinges of Sahib eliminated that problem, but please be careful. The doors close so fast now you might get caught in them. Wasp nests were reported over one outer entrance door, so we grabbed a can of wasp spray and while Ron located them, I sprayed 12 feet into the air to kill the wasps on their nests. After about 6 to 8 nests and one empty can of wasp spray, we were finished and all wasp nests were dead. Team work is what we are all about be it inside or outside. Looked up lately in the bar or Sahara Room?

Noticed the roof leak stains on the ceiling tiles? Our next joint project is to count all the rain stained ceiling tiles in the many rooms at Sahib, find the new stack of tiles in storage somewhere at Sahib, and get with replacing rain stained ceiling tiles throughout Sahib. The Potentate authorized new tires on his golf cart to get it parade ready for the Labor Day Parade at Englewood. Ron helped me to jack up the golf cart and remove the two bald front tires. I took them up to be retired into new heavy duty DOT Rated Off Road tires (like on concrete) and Ron helped me put them back on. Ron has a great leaf blower and can be found blowing the parking lots when needed. I have a great bag of tools that Ron borrows when he is for instance, changing the flapper valves in the numerous flush toilets around Sahib. Get the picture here? Team work is what makes Sahib run right and so successfully. Maintenance is what keeps our building working properly and looking nice. Join the Camel Herders’ team and have fun doing it. 

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elcome back! The Concert Band will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, October 4 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for the upcoming concert season. We wish to invite all Shriners and their friends who can read music and play an instrument to join with us. Rehearsals will continue every Tuesday at Sahib Shriners, third floor conference room. It is now official – at the July Imperial Session they voted to permit non-Shriners to perform in our Shrine sponsored Concert Band for public performances.

Our first scheduled concert is for the “Shriners’ Salute to Veterans” program on Friday, November 11 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Sahib Shriners. We are looking forward to another great season. See you on October 4th. 

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Locally Owned 1 block south of Bee Ridge Rd. off US 41 (behind Tire Kingdom) • Mon-Fri 8:30 til 8 • Sat 8:30-6 • Sun 11-6

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

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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

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elcome back all Colonels and ladies. Hope you all had a pleasant, as well as safe, summer. September meeting will be Tuesday the 27th at Tara Country Club. Meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:15 p.m. Menu to follow. Come and join the camaraderie with an excellent meal with old and new friends. Hard combination to beat, so pick up the phone and call me at (414) 350-6061. 

Oriental Band Jim Austin, jau1060866@aol.com

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had originally planned to make this article about our great success at the final Imperial in Tampa the first few days in July, but after seeing the spread on the front page of the August “Reporter”, I have decided to just explain what happened with a little more detail. We practiced very hard several months in advance because we wanted to continue our long winning streak, and we had no idea how much, and who we were going to compete against. It is never known in advance which temples are going to these affairs; and just how good their Oriental Bands are. For those that are familiar with these things, there are bands that are judged small, large, medium and unlimited categories. They divide the bands that show up by how many members are going to perform. This time our band was the

largest group (16) there, so we were put in the unlimited category. As it turned out, we were the band to beat, as all of other groups were smaller. Anyway, we sort of out-classed the others and received 1st place in all categories, which were outside parade, stage show, best band present, and our fearless leader Oriental Band music director Floyd LaDue received best band director. In short, every prize that existed, we won. This is I believe, our 4th time to be judged the best band in the land, and we missed our 5th title in Boston by only one judge’s vote. Not too bad for a bunch of country boys, hey. I said I would give you some information on all of our past accomplishments but don’t have all the information at hand, so I will put that off until next time. Stay safe and take care of each other. 

Oriental Guide Bruce Porter, bruceporter@hotmail.com

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arly politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TVs, or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs and bars. They were told to “go sip some ale and listen to the people’s conversations and political concerns.” Many assistants were dispatched at different times. “You go sip here” and “You go sip there.”

The two words “go sip” were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term “gossip.” While sipping, only repeat that which is honest and good. Masonry is a place to spend time with a group of brothers, who by acting as good men make you want to become a better man. Not better than others, but better than you would have otherwise been. 

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September September 1 Oakley, Robert Jamison, Kermit Griffin, John

September 6 Fallon, Richard Ingram, Paul Cannon, Matthew

September 2 Perez, John

September 7 Dietz, George Wheeler, William Kelley, Thomas Patlian, Dore Kistner, Charles Bock, R.E.

September 3 Porter, John Pegoraro, Joseph, CM Bachenberg, Harold Macdonald, James Merz, Max Fisher, Todd September 4 James, Robert Wonning, Gerald September 5 Morey, Townsend Fasto, Foy Besecke, Rainer

September 12 Nutter, Irving Macfeely, Douglas Walp, Carl Harrell, Michael

September 19 Gouin, Robert McCue, Walter Ditmyer, John Day, Charles

September 114 Henzman, Fred Vanecek, Robert Rodd, Robert West, John

September 20 Thurston, Lee Jones, Scott Payne, William

September 8 Thomas, George Kramss, Richard Heath, Donald

September 15 Milko, Paul Thomas, Wayne Holbrook, Stephen Jordan, Edward

September 9 Steggles, John Hardy, Riley

September 16 Dodrill, James Steube, Bruce

September 10 Apati, Richard

September 17 Roy, Robert Goggin, Joseph Belcher, Kenneth

September 11 Anderson, Hebert Pullman, Billy

September 21 Pullen, Alonza Moltz, Theodore Clements, Wallace Lorimer, Collyn Allen, Wayne Endres, Richard Powers, Donald September 22 Nunes, John Farley, David Romanoff, Richard

September 23 Weidner, Alpheus Rogers, John Francis, James Reilly, Richard Rowland, Joseph September 24 Smullin, Samuel Hess, Jerry Doyle, Merton Klein, Michael September 25 Brady, William Johnson, Mearl Hancock, Charles Myers, Walter Cyphers, Norman September 26 Mahoney, Joseph Post, William Dove, William Rowley, Rex Buehner, Dino

September 27 Cohen, Gene Taudte, J. Bates, Frank September 28 Huntziner, Oliver Van Dyke, Malcolm Smith, Robert Dakkak, George Winterbottom, Michael September 29 Ransford, Robert Craig, Rodger Pfeiffer, Benjamin Regan, Peter Mann, Jack September 30 Barrowclough, Henry Jones, Paul Fenton, Joseph

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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FEZtival of Trees Duke Goranites, Committee Chair, goranites@aol.com

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reetings from your FEZtival of Trees Committee. FEZtival of Trees 2016 is rapidly approaching. Hope all of you have had a wonderful summer wherever you have spent it. We have been enjoying Maine and our new granddaughter, but now it is time to buckle down as we head for the home stretch of FEZtival of Trees 2016. As you are reading this we are on the Potentate’s Cruise visiting all of the New England and Maritime Canadian ports of call, then back to Florida and the planning continues. The date for the event will be November 25 and 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and November 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our theme will be Winter Wonderland. Many

ideas for change came forward and we established committees to put these changes into place, and we believe that this year’s event will please all. The front foyer will be revamped to expand the silent auction. We need your help; won’t you join in and either solicit items for the silent auction or consider making a gift basket. We have several volunteers soliciting vendors for items and gift certificates. So, if you have a favorite restaurant, doctor, beauty shop, or store, please request a gift certificate or item from them. The Snowball Café will be streamlined and the menu streamlined. All of the fast moving items will be back and items that did not

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go as well have been eliminated. The crafters’ tables have been sold out and a large waiting list to get in exists. Remember to go online and register your tree at www.feztivalof treessahibshrine.com. So why don’t you join our committee and help us make this another successful event. The proceeds go toward offsetting the operating costs of our beautiful Sahib Shriners. Don’t forget we need your tree sponsorship with gift decorations to make this a success. Please register your tree soon. If you know of anyone who would be willing to be a sponsor, give them my contact information. See you in Florida in September. 


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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter

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.

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

$ _______________ Cash, Check, or Money Order

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$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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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

JULY 2016 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – July 2016 Gains: Affiliated Restored Associates Creations Reversal Losses: Demits Expired AMD Suspended Resigned

In Memoriam

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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.

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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

www.VillaGrandeatSarasota.com

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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reemasonry is a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.” Upon hearing this phrase in the Entered Apprentice lecture, it soon begins to roll easily from our lips. When we hear it, we offer a nod of understanding, without, perhaps, an awareness of what it might mean or how our “system” differs from what it is not. We probably hope the youngest Apprentice never requests an explanation. Defining or explaining our system, even to each other, is not easily accomplished. Freemasonry is not a system of inquiry into the realms of science, history, theology, literature or mathematics; although the Fraternity calls upon and considers these disciplines. Each of these disciplines searches for some kind of Truth or Knowledge, strives to solve some practical problem, seeks to pin-point factual reality or explores some human sensibility. Our system resides, perhaps, more in the realm of philosophy, a search for Truth that leads to wisdom. As Professor Daniel Robinson of Georgetown University observes, philosophy studies and critiques beliefs, values and convictions; it tests and examines fundamental assumptions about life, conduct, virtue and, yes, morality. It aims to “get it right.” The philosopher works (his verb) to discover the answers to the great questions of life, knowing that many will forever remain unanswerable. Great issues will be forever debated. Philosophers still have yet to settle, for example, differences between Plato and Aristotle. The scientist observes and tests, seeking factual truth. His search is methodical. Each new discovery of truth displaces the last. Newtonian physics displaced Euclidian geometry. The poet or writer dreams and imagines. Each weaves a story or tale that appeals to our emotions, but often leaves us in a state of sentimentality, ambiguity or fuzziness. The prophet reflects on revelation and espouses prescriptive behavior but sometimes dwells in dogma.

Ah, but the philosopher, Robinson notes, employs argument, analysis, doubt, inquiry, skepticism, examination, disinterest (not to be confused with un-interest) and even cynicism to find Truth. The philosopher, he asserts, “earns his Truths the hard way: by working for them.” He seeks to “get things right,” never quite expecting to achieve success. Philosophy is a process, a quest. It is cumulative; “new” discoveries of Truth do not displace “old” ones; each insight builds upon the last. Is this what Freemasonry’s system about? A philosophical pursuit and a lifetime of work to “get things right,” morally and otherwise? Is it a philosophical system intended to accumulate the collective wisdom of the ages? Could be. Freemasonry’s “system of morality” might be the practice of philosophy; a never-ending search of Truth – a quest to get things “right” – right in our lives, families, lodges and society. Robinson called this “work.” In the Symbolic Lodge, we call it “labor.” Our system of morality, involving the use of allegory and the study of symbols, might just be the practice of philosophical inquiry. Our system might be a quest to “get things right.” Our travels begin in the Symbolic Lodge and continue in the Scottish Rite and other appendant bodies. The Scottish Rite’s study of symbols, allegory and metaphor continues on October 29 and November 5. Petitions are available at http:// tampascottishrite.org. The Valley of Tampa regularly meets at its Center in Tampa on the 2nd Monday of each month. Dinner is served at 5:45 p.m. and the regular meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Our September 12th meeting is our annual recognition of Worshipful Master and Masonic Youth organizations. Casey Fletcher is Past Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 6 in Bartow, Florida. He is still trying to find his way out of the northeast corner of the Lodge. 

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

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ne more month and summer will officially be over for Daughters of the Nile, Nyla Temple 152. Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Scottish Rite. We will meet at 10:30 a.m. for coffee and go into session at 11:00 a.m. If you would like to join an organization which supports the Shriners Hospitals for Children in a big way, give a call to me at (941) 727-0150 or our

Membership Chairperson Marlies Gluck at (941) 371-5522. We welcome you! Looking forward to seeing you in future meetings at Daughters of the Nile. 

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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

President Dana Callanan Phone – (941) 444-0327

Compliments of

NATIONAL SOJOURNERS INC. SARASOTA CHAPTER 533

NORTH PORT SHRINE CLUB

Monthly, contact Secretary for monthly schedule. President: Charles “Bud” Glidden Phone: (941) 358-2285 Email: cgbmcm1@aol.com

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

Secretary: Chuck Barrett Phone: (941) 922-5514 Email: cabarett2@verizon.net Masonic Military Officers and Senior NCOs

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...................................... Bruce Porter Oriental Guide.............................................. Gene Marinelli 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.......................................... Chevy Lawrence 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) Gene Marinelli (Jean) 155 Grand Oak Circle 1201 Bellflower St. Venice, FL 34292-2434 Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 488-4363 (941) 928-6704 sahibscrib@gmail.com genecm@yahoo.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 Bruce Porter 3961 Lancaster Dr. Sarasota, FL 34241 (941) 313-5820 bruceporter@hotmail.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.................................................................................. TBD 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

FURNITURE - SALES Sleep King Inc., Bedroom Furniture ......... 19 GOLF Peridia Golf & Country Club...................... 31 HANDYMAN SERVICES Little Jobs, LLC, Steve Helin..................... 30 MARINE PRODUCTS Rhodan Marine/GPS Anchor..................... 25

CONTRACTORS - IRRIGATION Don Vos Sprinkler Company .................. 43

MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS Masonic Organization.............................. 27 National Sojourners................................. 40

CONTRACTORS - REMODELING D.R. Coffman Construction Co.................. 30

OPTICIANS Optical Service ....................................... 30

CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ............ 30

ORGANIZATIONS Q Club, Teocalli 183................................. 19

CREMATION/FUNERAL Your Traditions Cremation & Funeral ....... 15

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Eric’s Painting & Decorating .................... 19

FINANCIAL SERVICES Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart........ 19 CFC City Financial Corp ........................... 14

PLUMBERS & A/C Aqua Services, Inc., Plumbing ................. 30

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

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

RESTAURANTS Sahib Shriners Restaurant ..................... 31 Terrace on the Green Restaurant.............. 31 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 SEPTEMBER CFC-City Financial Corporation

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

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

Sahib Shrine

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

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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


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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month

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

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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 8:00pm The Tucci Band

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

10:00am Club/Unit Head Mtg

25 26 27 28 29 30 8:00am Sahib Benefit Car & Truck Show

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

Fall Ceremonial 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner 5:00pm End of Month Smorgasbord

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10:00am Fall Ceremonial

REPORTER DEADLINE For November Issue

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October

8:00am Pancake Breakfast 8:00am Flu/Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic

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 LOH - CRA 7:30pm Oriental Band

11:00am Men’s Luncheon 12:45pm Stated Mtg. 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner 8:00pm Hillbilly Shrine Club

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

5:00pm C.O.S.T. Party

IMPERIAL MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1:00pm Oktoberfest

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 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

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

7:00pm Commodore’s Ball Amara Potentate’s Ball

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Fall Picnic CANCELLED

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

10:00am Venice Sun Fiesta Parade

10:30am TCOB Coffee 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 - MH 4:00pm Divan / Finance Committee Mtg 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

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10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH SAHIB SHRINE CIRCUS 7:00pm Bar Bingo

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

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

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

5:00pm End of Month Smorgasbord

6:30am Scottish Rite Reunion I Tampa 10:00am Club/Unit Head Mtg CANCELLED

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Shriners Hospitals for Children patient Tommy Morrissey showing the world that his limb difference makes no difference -

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ive-year-old Tommy Morrissey is inspiring millions with his “no limits” attitude. The golf prodigy and young patient of Shriners Hospitals for Children is the first child with a limb difference to qualify for the “U.S. Kids Golf World Championship.” Now in its 17th year, the championship is the largest and most prestigious event for competitive golfers ages 12 and under, drawing competitors from 50 countries. The event will take place August 4 - 6 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Tommy was born without a right forearm. His parents, Joe and Marcia Morrissey, both enjoy playing golf, and Tommy showed his affinity for the sport at a very young age, preferring videos of the PGA Tour’s finest to animated children’s programs. He received his first set of clubs when he was only 18 months old. Since age 3, Tommy’s enthusiasm for both life and golf has led to opportunities to interact with and receive lessons from some of golf ’s greatest players and attend numerous PGA Tour events, including the 2015 PGA Championship. Through media events, like being on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Tommy has demonstrated his skills and determination, while his parents emphasize their focus on what he can do, not what he can’t. Concerned about the potential for Tommy, and other children, to be bullied, Tommy’s parents also hope that his example of resilience will change attitudes toward children with disabilities and inspire all children to chase their dreams. The Morrissey family has relied on the expert specialty care of Shriners

Hospitals for Children since Tommy was 4 months old, especially the leadership of Scott Kozin, M.D., Chief of Staff of Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia, a renowned expert in pediatric upper extremity conditions. “Tommy has been a patient of Shriners Hospitals for Children since he was an infant. His family is loving and supportive with regard to his aspirations and goals. Tommy has worked hard to become a phenomenon in golf and the first child with a limb deficiency to qualify and compete for the championship,” said Dr. Kozin. “The team at Shriners Hospitals for Children has worked with Tommy and his family to optimize his strength and balance to maximize his golf swing. Strengthening his shortened right upper extremity and maximizing his core strength have been the major emphasis to ensure balance and power. Tommy has become a mentor for other children with limb differences. His determination and drive is an example of the accomplishments possible for children with these conditions, provided they have the backbone of a supportive family and Shriners Hospitals for Children.” Whether a child’s limb deficiency is present at birth (congenital) or the result of an accident or disease (acquired), it is important to get the right care as soon as possible. Shriners Hospitals for Children offers innovative and advanced treatment options combined with the expertise of multidisciplinary teams. The health care system, which has 22 locations We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

in three countries, has provided care to thousands of children with limb differences. Tommy will be featured this year at the “Shriners Hospitals for Children Open” in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be held October 31 - November 6 at TPC Summerlin. Tommy and his parents will share lessons in life and golf with children from the community, other Shriners Hospitals for Children patients and several of the PGA Tour professionals participating in the event. “Tommy epitomizes much of what we see in so many patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children: strength, determination, and perseverance,” said Adam Sperling, Executive Director of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Showcasing those positive traits through his passion for the game of golf makes his presence and participation at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open the perfect opportunity to raise awareness for our health care system and for those that it serves.” 


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