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Volume 35, Number 12

Sarasota, Florida

December 2016

December 1 REPORTER DEADLINE Shrine Club Directory, 8 Ladies & Nobles Christmas Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., 12 Shrine Club News, 8 7 Stated Meeting - Election of Officers, 7:30 p.m., 6 Sahib Shriner’s Parade Schedule, 21 9 Potentate, Club/Unit Christmas Party, 6:00 p.m., 13 Shrine Unit News, 18 18 Sahib Memorial Service, 3:00 p.m., 12 Thursday Luncheons, 30 23-25 Sahib Closed for Christmas January 1 REPORTER DEADLINE Masonic Digest, 32 New Year’s Day Sahib CLOSED Officers, Appointees and Unit Leaders, 44 4 Installation of Temple, Club/Unit Officers, 7:30 p.m., 11 Index of Advertisers & Shriners Info, 45 5 East/West Shrine Pre-Game Party, 7:00 p.m., 39 Sahib Shriners Calendar, 46 9 NCAA Football Championship-Tampa, 24 18 Rusty Mason Night, 6:30 p.m., 47 21 Tailgate-Sahib 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. East/West Shrine Game-Tampa, Buses Leave, 1:30 p.m., 38 27 Pre-Potentate Ball Party - Sahara Rm., 5:00 p.m., 4 28 Potentate’s Ball, 6:00 p.m., 36


December 2016

SAHIB REPORTER

“Rise & Shine”

“Come & Get It!”

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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SAHIB REPORTER

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: recorder@sahibshrine.org 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 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.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

December 2016


December 2016

SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate’s Message

Here we are, at the end of my tenure. It seems I began only yesterday. Many events and happenings have transpired since January 2016. As I started my tenure, I had several goals to meet. As with all terms of office, items were left unresolved that need completion. Working closely with the Divan, we were able to bring about changes in staffing to become a more efficient office operation. There was an atmosphere in the dining room of belittling our staff for problems not of their making. I emphasized courtesy for several months and it paid off! I had no reports of abuse thereafter. We have tackled the growing problem of cash flow and temporarily stemmed the bleeding of dollars. Only by you fully supporting Sahib can it be solved. It will not go away unless you attend events, dine in your restaurant, take part in the many fundraisers that are offered and pay your dues. This will allow your Divan some breathing room rather then operating on a daily crisis footing! Sahib cannot exist without your support and attendance. We need your help to keep us solvent. We have tried our best to keep our Sahib in good repair. Our parking lot, kitchen equipment, awnings, tree trimming, interior repairs, roof problems have all been attended to and should last into the foreseeable future. Our Sahib is 35 years old and needs constant upkeep, so what we have done this year will not mean the end of repairs. We must be completely aware that repairs are ongoing and get more expensive each year. I believe that the man in charge is responsible for the totality of his job! I am proud of what we accomplished and regret the areas that were not done. I did not do a good job on membership. I made some changes that upset many of you. I apologize for the upset, but I felt the changes were necessary. In closing, the year has been challenging, to say the least. This will be my 42nd year of direct service to my Shriners. Every year I have held an elective or appointive office, sometimes both. It’s time for a break. I can’t retire without thanking the love of my life, First Lady Sandy, who worked side by side with me through thick or thin for all those years. I could not have done the many jobs without her! Thank you for your support.

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

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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SAHIB REPORTER

December 2016

Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canisters August 2016 Noble Leroy Hocking Chickie Gene Kraus Dick Schmidt

Update Not Available Location Club/Unit Amount Hungry - Desoto 26.52 Hungry - 59th & Cortez 33.92 KFC - Manatee 9.91 KFC - 63rd & 15th St. 26.45 Hillbilly Night 54.00 Soos Jewelry Design VSC 33.53 Captain Eddie’s VSC 3.07 Carlson Cleaners VSC 12.96 KFC - Parrish Hospital 10.22 KFC - Rt 64 & I-75 57.33 Hungry - Ellenton 45.75

If you have a canister placed, and want your collections listed in this monthly report, provide the Sahib office with the information. Bring in your canister money once a month by the last Monday of each month so that it can go into “The Reporter.” You will not see that money until 2 months later because we are behind one month. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Secretary Sherri at (941) 366-4449 ext. 300. 

SAHIB SHRINE Contributions Made to Shriners Hospitals

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

Total Year To Date 75.00 $ 36,588.41 0 6,280.00 75.00

Donations to Sahib........................ Donations To Sahib – IMO............. Total............................................

1,313.00 $ 106,466.43 150.00 13,201.10 1,463.00

$ 119,667.53

Ken Clark, Hospital Chairman

18 - Patient visits to Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa 2 - Patient visit to other Shriners Hospitals for Children Participating Drivers & Assisting Nobles: Gil Baker Ed Cramer Martin Jordan Bill Balkwill Fred Ellis Bob Martin Ron Conner Joel Furman Jim Pinson Doug Dobbs Marc Grably Dorwin Pulford

Bob Sanders Gary Schweinshaupt Fritz Wise

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.

because YOU don’t let us know when your mailing address changes!

DECEMBER 2016 STATED MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT DECEMBER 7, 2016

• 6:00 p.m. Fun and Fellowship • 7:30 p.m. Meeting Opens (Election of Officers) • Balloting • 2016 Dues card and Fez required • No short pants

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL October Transportation Report

Reporters go undelivered,

Official Call

$42,868.41

Contributions Made to Sahib Shrine

Each month we have

Official Call

FEBRUARY 2017 STATED MEETING THURSDAY NOON FEBRUARY 9, 2017

• 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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Recorder Ed Firquin, sahib3@juno.com

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his is a year to remember, many things have occurred from getting the parking lot paved, new awnings and difficult decisions made to continue activity at Sahib. Membership as always continued to be of importance, so, as a new year is upon us let’s renew our spirits and continue the work of Shrinedom. Leadership in the clubs, units and Divan will be elected this month so nobles let us approach the coming year with excitement and expectation of fun and enjoyment at Sahib as Shriners. The newly elected officers will need nobles’ support and prayers to guide their efforts. These men are

giving their time, money and effort to continue the success of Sahib Shriners in Sarasota. The hours they have volunteered for will be many so give them your thanks and support by working with them to make 2017 a great success. As it is my hope to continue as Recorder at Sahib for another year I look forward to the challenges to come. There are many that have stepped forward in 2016 when called on to help, too many to name, you know who you are. So as 2016 closes and 2017 is upon us I wish to thank those that have helped this year. . . .continued on page 11 

Chief Rabban Bill Balkwill, balkwill@verizon.net

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s we head into the Holiday Season it is a time to remember what this season is all about. Giving to those in need and being thankful for what we have should always be a daily focus. We thank God for what he provides to us. Lady Gail and I would like to wish all of you “Happy Holiday” and good health in the coming year. As you know, December and January is a time of transition; this change is an inevitable part of our daily lives as Sahib Shrine changes over. In response to transition, we adapt, we adjust, as we move forward with our 5-year strategic plan which will continue to bring about many changes.

This month we will nominate and elect officers for the next year. The foundation of leadership, established at our Shrine level, will rise throughout our organization for the future. So, if you ever considered being an officer or a club/unit leader, I encourage you to step forward now and transform your thoughts into action. It is an opportunity of a lifetime to help Sahib make a difference for you and the Shrine. It will provide you with many new friends and experiences that you will never forget. So, “go for it!” I will be running for Potentate for 2017 and hope . . .continued on page 11 

Assistant Rabban Del Rawlinson, drawlinson@comcast.net

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reetings nobles, ladies and friends. The end of year means parties, parades and lots of great food, and don’t forget the New Year. Lady Juanita and I would like to wish each one of you a safe and Happy Holiday Season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The FEZtival Of Trees was a big success and a great time was had by all that attended, but let’s not forget our other fundraisers for the Shrine. I also hope to see everyone at the many Christmas parties as well as other events we have going on this month. There is the Queen of Hearts, Hillbilly Dinner, Pancake Breakfast and the annual trip

to the North Pole which is an awesome event for the kids. We have our Potentate-Units-Clubs Christmas Party plus our December Birthday/ Anniversary Dinner Dance. Make sure you get your tickets for all these events. This is going to be a great month and a wonderful end of the year. It has been an honor to serve under Ill. Sir Carroll Scribner and Lady Sandy. It has been a whirlwind year for us. I am looking forward to helping Sahib Shriners and its nobility to grow and carry on the wonderful traditions at our Shrine. We have accomplished much this year

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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December 2016

SHRINE CLUB DIRECTORY DIRECTOR OF CLUBS TBA

CLUB COUNCIL Sec./Treas.: TBA

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

HILLBILLY SHRINE CLUB Raban: 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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his will be my last article for “The Reporter”. Our officers for 2017 are in line and Russ Sexton will lead our group. We will install our officers at our December 2nd meeting. Our December meeting will also serve as our informal Christmas Party which is open to all past and present members. Dress will be casual and entertainment will be provided by the Meadows Choir with music for the Holiday Season. Lunch choice will be house salad, turkey, mashed

potatoes, vegetable and cranberry garnish or harvest salad with grilled chicken and dessert will be cherries jubilee. Please make your reservations one week in advance at drsexton45@gmail.com or phone (941) 773-7280. You can pay for your meal upon arrival, cost for members $16, guests $18. (Note - 2017 dues of $15 will be accepted at the meeting.) Look forward to seeing you there. 

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

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eason’s Greetings from the Motor Corps. It’s hard to believe another year is coming to an end and this is the twelfth article from the Motor Corps this year. Nevertheless, we trust you are enjoying the holiday season with all the festivities. This is always a busy time of the year for the Motor Corps, so let me take this opportunity to bring you up-to-date. Hope you could join your fellow Shriners, ladies, and friends at the Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, November 20. This was our second spaghetti dinner this year and we do these spaghetti dinners to support our Shrine. We served over 200 guests. A big thanks to all who helped make this event a success. In addition to our dinner guests, we thank Motor Corps members, fellow Shriners, our ladies, and all volunteers, to include the Rainbow Girls and DeMolay who helped. Several Motor Corps members participated in the Scottish Rite Reunion in Tampa on October 29 and November 5. Kudos and a well done to hard working members who have parts on the degree teams. The Motor Corps had a tree on display in the FEZtival of Trees. Did you see our motorcycle themed tree? Special thanks to Hampton Crimi (Monk) for heading up the project and all the

members and ladies who helped make it possible. The Motor Corps participated in the Venice Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 26. We expect to participate in the Sarasota Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 3. Elections for 2017 Motor Corps officers were held after “The Reporter” went to press. Installation of the new officers will take place at our Holiday Party at the Shrine on Saturday, December 17. We will report the results in the January 2017 edition of “The Reporter.” We are looking forward to an active new year and hope to participate in all the Shrine parades this year, as well as many other Shrine events. We have a few birthdays and anniversaries to report in December. Eight birthdays this month are: Mark DeStefano (Dancing Bear) on the 4th, Dave Bell (Jetfoot) on the 9th, Lady Beatty Shipley on the 10th, Tony Galanti (G) on the 19th, Rich Robbins (Blue Dawg) on the 22nd, Don Basham (The Don) on the 26th, Jana Voos (Tootsie) on the 28th, and Jakob Hart (All Day) on the 30th. We have two anniversaries in December. Del Rawlinson (Backwards) and Lady Juanita on the 20th and Scott Steelman (Gray Fox) and Lady Joni (Jupe) on the 31st. We’ll be back next month in the January 2017 “Reporter” to wish you a Happy New Year. 

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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hings looking up slightly as there were 18 members at our October 25 breakfast. Little by little our sno-nobles will trickle back. Joining us that day was Ill. Sir Potentate Carroll Scribner and Aide Duke Goranites. We happily accepted an application for membership from Noble Mark Wyckoff hailing from Fayetteville, Georgia, sponsored by Noble J. D. Copher. A member of Fayetteville Lodge No. 711 and Yaarab ShrinersAtlanta. Welcome, Noble Mark. Other Masonic news in the morning paper was an announcement of the awarding of his 70-year service pin to our Noble Bill “Skipper” Schultz, congratulations “Skipper”. Coming up is the election of officers for 2017. Our new president will be “Wheatie” Wheatcroft PP Araba Shriners. Other officers will be posted in forthcoming “Reporter” publication. A thank you to Noble Bob Somerville for his thank you note for the eulogy to B. John Ross in the October “Reporter”. As this column goes to press another Thanksgiving will have passed and many of our nobles and families will be recovering from having stuffed too much turkey into themselves. We hope all had a safe, if you were traveling, and happy holiday and of course, all are wished the very merriest and happy Christmas and New Year. A request from your Scribe if I may. My Lady Kitty and I are having a conversational problem. She says something and I say “what?” She says something else and I say “what?” Obviously, there is a need for some sort of hearing assistance. I am requesting comments, pro and con, suggestions, experiences, references or anything that may be helpful. Please respond to the above email or call me at (941) 426-0743. I thank you in advance.

I view with some trepidation the on-going ads for this, that and the other miracle solutions to hearing problems, especially using titles like Dr. of Audiology or Audiologist. I suppose I could claim the title, Dr. of Scribology or Scribologist. Yes? Birthday greetings or gripings, whichever you prefer, to Nobles Jim MacDonald, Bill Shipley, Bob Somerville, Don Gatrell and our Potentate Carroll Scribner. Your Scribe apologizes for the lack of a Veterans Day program that annually saluted the NPSC veterans. I had no new information to distribute but, I will now acknowledge our veterans and say thanks guys. If there are any veterans of NPSC that I do not know, please contact me. As usual your Scribe is soliciting someone to accept the job as NPSC Scribe soon. Please give it some thought. (Bits and Pieces) Love your dog? Listen up! After a long day of napping and ripping up stuffed toys, your dog needs to wind down. A Colorado brewery offers “CharDOGnay” or “ZinfanTail” if it prefers reds. The wines are herbal blends that contain no grapes or alcohol. The peppermint in the red can help with digestive problems and travel sickness. The chamomile in the white is a mild relaxant. Yours for $18 a bottle. My dog prefers Bourbon and has no trouble relaxing or digesting anything. (Quotable Notable) Who said? “Those who choose not to empathize enable real monsters. For without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves, we collude with it, through our own apathy”. The usual comp breakfast for two for the correct answer. QN for November - Albert Einstein. 

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December 2016  . . .continued from page 7 Recorder

Let’s thank the Grand Architect for the time and energy that was given us as nobles that allowed us to continue our brotherly love toward one another in Masonry. There are many social activities planned for 2017 so nobles get ready for another exciting year. Happy holidays to everyone. Don’t forget the child within and I’ll see you around Sahib. 

 . . .continued from page 7 Chief Rabban

that you will support me and continue to get involved and participate in events at the Shrine. Both Lady Gail and I want to thank everyone for his or her support for this past year with all the activities and events we had. A big thank you! Congratulations to Ill. Sir Carroll Scribner and Lady Sandy who brought

SAHIB REPORTER a lot of fun back into the Shrine. We have one month left of 2016 and it’s a good time to reflect on what has been accomplished. It’s also the time to say “good job” to all those who helped make Sahib run smoothly and participated in the events. The Sahib Shrine Circus was a big success. Many thanks to Chairman Noble Paul Zeissler and his committee for their hours of work on this event. Thank you, nobles and ladies...lots of camels (but I trained them) and big elephants that were very gentle. The school kids had a blast as usual, thanks to all the nobles, ladies and Clowns that showed up. It is always fun to see these kids smile as they go into the Sahib Circus. Both Lady Gail and I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and very prosperous New Year! Remember, support the Shrine and keep a child in your heart! 

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and we look forward to many more projects and improvements next year. Membership - the key to our future and its membership, is more members. So, put that Fez on and go show the world how proud you are to be a Shriner. Again, I look forward to serving you again next year to help keep Sahib Shrine the best Shrine in all Shrinedom. Be safe and have a wonderful Holiday Season with your family and friends. Pray for our children in our hospitals. Remember, be kind to one another. 

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TEMPLE REPORT Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa Hospital Report reflecting September 2016 Indicators Strategic Indicators

Month

YTD

Outpatient Clinic Visits

962

8708

Outpatients Surgeries

37

301

Inpatient Surgeries

15

164

Spine Surgeries

2

38

Inpatient Satisfaction

96.8%

96.86%

Outpatient Satisfaction

93.3%

93.96%

Revenues

$430,000 $4,455,000

New Orthosis delivered

423

5089

New Prosthesis delivered

11

95

Seating Systems delivered

7

59

1107 hours 127 volunteers

1507 hours 210 total active

Tours month of September

34

196 visitors

Year to date

412

2349 visitors

Volunteers

Personnel New Hires: Maintenance Engineer RN Care Manager Patient Access Representative (PT) Donations and Grants Donations for the month of September 2016: 2016 Year to Date Donations: 2015 Year to Date Donations: Hospital Budget

$71,859 $1,670,274 $1,692,554

$18,708,000

The Vision of SHC-TampaÂŽ will be to transform into a destination for excellence in specialized pediatric care, research and teaching. The Strategic Focus is to become the unquestioned leader in Sports and Regenerative Medicine. The roadmap to achieve this vision takes a LEANÂŽ approach and builds upon the hospitals strong foundation in Orthopedic and Neuromusculoskeletal surgical services. Utilizing a Service Line Management approach, core clinical services and care processes will be organized around patient pathways and specific conditions into comprehensive programs. Programs of care cross over all boundaries of care providers, departments, facilities and politics within the organization.

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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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April 2018 Ted & Anita Moltz February 2018 Manatee Shrine Club April 2020 (In Memory of Robert Everly) Everett & Evelyn Blount Joe & Marion Mitchell Jim Dunlap (In Memory of Phil Mitchell) March 2020 January 2018 Audrey Schmitt Charles & Pauline Baker (In memory of Donald Schmitt) (In Memory of Betsy Baker) December 2019 September 2018 Jim Dunlap In Memory of November 2019 Dr George & Dorothy Robinson Margaret Lawrence Sahib Temple Guard (In Loving Memory of Donald Lawrence) Sahib Golf Committee December 2017 William & Maryann Adams August 2019 Peggy Cloutier September 2017 Marion Podewitz (In Memory of Oscar Cloutier) (In Memory of Bill Podewitz) Midge Jordan Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Doug Jordan) (In Memory of Paul Tobias) David R. Magdalik 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 May 2019 Manatee Shrine Club Kenneth & Betty Terryberry May 2017 Dale & Donna LaBell Margaret Hayes Harold & Mary Stuver (In Memory of Barry Hayes) March 2019 Sahib Shrine Mariners Michael Clarke April 2017 February 2019 Joan & Douglas Patterson Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Luther Bollman) (In Memory of Robert Berlund) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Preston Sturdevant, Jr.) (In Memory of Arthur Bieser) (In Memory of Earl Hadley) (In Memory of John Bohenkamp) Laura Atz (In Memory of Larry Swanson) (In Memory of Eugene Atz) (In Memory of Earl Woodring) December 2018 Roy’s Automotive Bud & Carole Glidden (In Memory of Gerald Netzley - Egypt Shrine) Ann Lassig (In Memory of Danny O’Harold – Egypt Shrine) Nyla Temple #152 Daughters of the Nile (In Memory of Austin Pickering - Sahib Shrine) November 2018 March 2017 Charles H. Burke Christopher Weeks & Barbara Hershey Nancy Holmes Nelson, Melvin & Anna-Marie (In Loving Memory of George Holmes) February 2017 Charles & Mary Jane Hamilton August 2018 Jack & Marti Bryant January 2017 Giles Light Charles & Suzanna Krueger

(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) November 2021  Gerry Goacher (In Memory of James Arendall, PP) September 2021 Eileen Jensen (In Memory of Jim Jensen) Martin and Jennifer Jordan 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 George and Annie Cancro August 2020 William Adams June 2020 Col. M.G. Swindler (In memory of Thomas J. Swindler, USAF)

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SHRINE UNIT NEWS Concert Band by C. Jarrett Miller, PP

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he Concert Band is back and looking forward to a great 2017. We all missed not having a band for the last half of 2016. It is now official, at the July Imperial Session, it was approved that we may have non-Shriners and women in our Concert Band for public concerts. Therefore, we wish to invite all Shriners and their friends, male or female, who can read music and play an instrument, to join us for rehearsals every Tuesday afternoon at Sahib Shriners, Third Floor Conference Room, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00

p.m. (elevator inside north side door) at 600 North Beneva Road, Sarasota. We will begin rehearsing January 3, 2017 with the full support of our new Potentate Bill Balkwill and his Lady Gail. Looking forward to a great band for 2017! 

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ear brother nobles and ladies, again, we had to cancel the October dinner/meeting. The Colonels are a Sahib Unit and it would be a shame if it disappears. Somehow I can’t believe taking your lady out to eat has become passé. So, pick up the phone and RSVP at (414) 3506061 for December 20th. Future dates at Tara Country Club are January 31, 2017, February 28, 2017, March 21, 2017, April 25, 2017 and May 30, 2017. All dates are on Tuesdays. We have meet

and greet at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:15 p.m. I wish happy holidays to everyone! 

A weekly email Webletter is sent to all subscribers of the Sahib Shriner’s Email List, it contains reminders and updates to content here in the Reporter and in the area Shrine and Masonic calendars, to ­subscribe or to update your email address, send email to: garysch@trowel.com.

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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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he band rode our float in the Venice Sun Fiesta Parade late in October, once again disappointed at the number of spectators. There are those amongst us who wonder if the time of a big parade are getting smaller and might fade completely in the years to come. We hope not. How about a little history? We go back a ways to the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 where a Turk with a musette and another with a tomtom entertained the large crowds. The nobles of Medina Shrine found a source for the horns and in 1896 started the first Oriental Band. As there was no oriental music in those days, these Shrine nobles wrote the earliest music, much of which is still being used today. Oriental Bands can be found in various competitions, parades, degrees and playing for the entertainment of many organizations. We have also raised over 2.4 million dollars for the children in our hospitals since 1961. This first paragraph is compliments of our newest member, Marty, who is now on a tomtom and enjoys what we are doing to the point of compiling facts about the Shrine and Oriental Bands. Thanks, Marty. Here are some of the facts about our band

compiled by the “Greek.” To date (since 1982) to now, the band has been to 26 Imperials and won 12 First Place trophies and 9 Second Place trophies. As we don’t care for second place recognition, we gave those trophies away. Some of the places we went to were (but not limited to) Denver (2), Boston (2), Atlanta, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Toronto, San Antonio, Indianapolis, Baltimore, St Louis, Vancouver, Dallas, San Francisco, Chicago, etc. In addition, we have been judged to be the Best Band at the show not once but 4 (four) times. On other things; we have had a lady visit us who may want to join up. Now that Shrine law has been changed to allow us to recruit ladies and non-Shriners, we feel really good about the near future for our organization and for all the bands in the country, regular and Oriental. Once again we extend to all of you out there an invitation to join us. Wednesday nights at 1900 is our meeting time. We will be in the Venice Thanksgiving Parade, the Sarasota Christmas Parade and the North Port Parade after Christmas. Each of these will just be a week apart. In closing, take great care of your ladies, yourself and your friends. 

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December December 1 Robert E. Miller Walter R. Ruhlmann Ian S. Grant John A. Brown December 2 David N. Finkelstein Steven Christy Wilson Jules A. Simon December 3 Edwin J. Akeman William O. Ames Roy G. Jones Jr Joseph L. Varnadore December 4 Richard R. Yohe Mark A. DeStefano George E. Hoffman Frederick D. Lugar December 5 Morris J. Harrison Robin L. Page

December 6 Timothy T. Kinchla Robert Mandell John J. Miller James R. Stainbrook

December 11 John W. Nichols Nicholas J. Hawrey Scott R. Laubisch December 12 James A. Pollock Jeffrey S. Curry

December 7 Kenneth W. Canfield Lee W. VanDeGrift George Whitelaw Mark W. Lingle

December 13 Edward C. Franklin Ralph L. Shannon

December 8 Steven P. Fradkoff Victor E. Larson Harvey R. VanDuyne Sr Dana W. Pratt II Keith W. Slocum

December 14 Russell L. Bunger Ryan C. Sommer Allen V. McEntire December 15 Brady W. Chapman Robert P. Haase Jr

December 9 Robert M. Martin David A. Bell Robert T. Sisum

December 16 Richard G. Fennell Roger O. Ipshording

December 10 Wayne L. Parker Robert E. Hite

December 17 James E. Underwood December 18 George R. Davis James E. Cross December 19 Anthony P. Galanti Ruben Medina Larry C. Chase Swan C. Johnson Walter E. Ertel Jr December 20 Rendle F. Taylor Robert E. Dell Howard M. House Robert J. Walters Charles M. Olson December 21 Lorne G. Shotwell James T. Gates

December 23 Peter A. Fazio Leonard A. Kangas

December 30 David M. Pomfret IV Jakob T. Hart Glenn E. Wade

December 25 Edward W. Wentzel Jean C. Spenla Richard A. Warner Edward W. Shauan

December 31 Walt Sides Jr Mikell S. Thompson Dale Higinbotham Robert A. Zielinski Jon F. Swift Edward J. Phillips PP John R. Latta

December 26 Donald L. Basham Sr Douglas W. Dobbs Lawrence R. Focht December 27 James A. Koehler Fred M. Armstrong December 28 Fulton J. Smedley Randolph R. Sherling Jr December 29 Rory MacConnell

December 22 Terry L. Winkel Richard J. Robbins

2016 SAHIB SHRINERS PARADE SCHEDULE December 3

7:00 pm

Holiday Parade

Sarasota

December 10

5:00 pm

Poinsettia Parade

North Port

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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter

Sahib Shriners Building Fund

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

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: recorder@sahibshrine.org

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

SEPTEMBER 2016

In Memoriam

Update Not Available

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

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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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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

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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ur ancient brethren called upon many wise sages of the past and drew from many sources of ancient writing in establishing our Masonic philosophy and constructing our degrees and rituals. They endeavored to formulate a framework for us to recognize and inculcate “right” action, develop virtue and conduct a moral life. At least three schools of philosophy or moral theory are identifiable in our work. An Aristotelian “perfectionist” theory is evident in the Symbolic Lodge. This philosophy or system provides instruction on what kind of people we are to become, what our character should be; how to act and be virtuous. In the Entered Apprentice Degree, we study the four cardinal virtues, fortitude, prudence, temperance and justice. This instruction is directed inward, focusing us on the cultivation of our individual character and virtue. A second school may be called the Kantian school (referring to the German philosopher Immanuel Kant). In his view, morality is defined by the dictates of reason and based upon free will, adherence to moral law and, primarily, good intentions. Very generally, Kant asserted an action was “right” or “moral,” if it were in our power, that we would categorically declare it to apply to all people, at all times, and in all places. The rightness of an act is dependent upon good intentions and fidelity to moral law. Kant’s theory came to be called the “categorical imperative” and is present throughout Masonic ritual. Hiram Abiff’s decision in the Master Mason Degree fits into this school – he had an agreement with the other Grand Masters. His decision to honor the agreement was “right” and “moral,” regardless of the consequences. This moral theory is also well-demonstrated in the 15th Degree of the Scottish Rite, Knight of the East. This degree (which will be conferred on April 22nd of next year) is set in the second Temple period. Not to give anything away, the protagonist, Zerubbabel, follows Hiram’s example.

A third school of philosophy is called utilitarianism. Its original advocates were the philosophers David Hume, G. E. Moore, Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. This school is often described as the “greatest good for the greatest number” or “situational ethics.” Whether an action is right or moral is determined by and dependent upon its consequences. Utilitarianism thinking and practice is quite noticeable in our society (to both good and bad effect), but not so obvious in Masonic ritual. The notion of situational ethics is addressed in the 28th Degree, Knight Commander of Temple. In this degree, the protagonist, Constance, must choose among mutually exclusive obligations and values; his decision seems to be based on the ultimate consequences (to others) of his being faithful to one particular vow and breaking the others. Value can be found in each of these schools of philosophical thinking and moral theory. Each has merit and shortcomings; none provides a checklist of actions that are obligatory or forbidden. They provide no simple, single set of formulas. But each provides a framework for moral thinking, reasoning, conduct and character development. These schools of philosophy and moral theory might be compared and contrasted by saying: character matters, intentions matter and consequences matter. Our ancient brethren were quite adept at weaving them into our ritual, furnishing us with much to think and reflect upon and to act and decide accordingly. They left it for us to find the unity and harmony among them. The Scottish Rite Degrees will next be conferred on April 22 and April 29. 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. Your writer will present an educational program on December 12. 

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

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hope every enjoyed their Holiday and didn’t eat too much as these next two months are yet to come. Our November was very busy and exciting. We had a great time at our SSUM meet in Tampa. We welcomed our Grand Lady Diana to our Stated Meeting and then gave her a tour of Sahib Shriners and a fun special lunch. Lady Kay you did a great job. I was invited to speak at the Men’s Luncheon on October 27, and I truly enjoyed it. I hope they have now a better understanding of just what we do and have fun doing it. As of now, I believe we will have voted on four new candidates. Please purchase your tickets from Lady

Brenda for our annual Christmas Party (bring your spouses, friends and neighbors.) Lady Barbarann will have her Fashion Show tickets and, there again, invite your friends and neighbors. She has something very special up her sleeve. We all need to keep everyone in our prayers. We have had a lot of illnesses and we lost our Lady Carol Munson. I want to thank our memorial team for being there when they have been needed and to those who volunteered to fill in. It takes all of us to make this a great court. Until next month, stay happy, healthy and drive safely if you are going away for the Holidays. 

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aughters of the Nile, Nyla Temple No. 152 is growing. New petitions are coming in, also reinstatements. Come join us as we work for the Shriners Hospitals for Children, with donations and Kits for Kids. (Thanks, Laverne for all you do for this project.) Seems impossible that the Daughters of the Nile have given over 56 million dollars to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 3 at Scottish Rite, 10:30 a.m. Looking forward to seeing all members there.

A fundraiser for Nyla Temple will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016, starting at 5:00 p.m. It will be a soup party with various soups to try, dessert, tea and coffee. A real treat for only $10 per person. For reservations, call Lady Laverne Mimms at (941) 378-4950 or Deanie Jacobi at (941) 727-0150. You can pay at the door. Looking forward to seeing Shriners, Masons and their ladies. 

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR 2017 DUES YET? Pay by credit card online at http://sahibshrine.org/shop.htm ALL SHRINERS PLEASE NOTE: When sending in your dues payment you must send separate checks if you wish to make a donation to Shriners Hospital for Children.

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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

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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.

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

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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on PULL TABS

with you to travel the journey crossing

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.

the hot sands to the welcoming shade

Call:

Laura Burgess Marylou Ellis Chickie Johnson Connie Lawson

of our goodly temple.

(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............................................................ TBA Financial Assistant............................................... Jeanette Mendez 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................................................. Nicholas Sardelis, Jr. 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 (Jeanne) 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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

AMBASSADORS Chief Ambassador............................................................... Sig Pahl Asst. Chief Ambassador........... Robert “Bob” Pedersen (Lodge 99) Ambassadors-at-Large...................... Barry Hart 33° (Lodge 301,) William Merritt (Lodge 147,) Dave Mills (Lodge 147,) Ray Perez (Lodge 99), Dorwin Pulford (Lodge 31,) Omer Quesnel (Lodge 346), Ed Shauan (Lodge 301), John Stafford 33° UNIT HEADS Unit Council ............................................................................. TBD Aides............................................................. Dave Joly (379-0228) Band................................................ C. Jarrett Miller, PP (756-1471) Camel Herder (Chief)................... Malcolm H. VanDyke II (356-4614) Clowns...............................................Casey Jankowski (504-1692) Greeters................................................ Dana Callanan (444-0327) Kentucky Colonels................. Col. James Fleming (414-350-6061) King Pins.................................................................................. 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 William M. McKown.......................................................... Treasurer 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 Ray Perez...............................................................Gulf Shrine Club 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 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

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 FURNITURE - SALES

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 DECEMBER

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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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 11:30am Ladies & Nobles Christmas Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner 8:00pm Hillbilly Shrine Club

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5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

7:00pm Sarasota Holiday Parade

REPORTER DEADLINE For January Issue

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

December

8:00am Pancake Breakfast

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

11:00am BINGO-MH

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

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

11:30am Scottish Rite Luncheon 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner 6:00pm Potentate, Unit/Club Christmas Party

5:00pm North Port Poinsettia Parade

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 10:30am TCOB Coffee - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns 7:30pm Model Ts

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

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

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

10:00am Club/Unit Head Mtg.

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 3:00pm Sahib Memorial Service - MH

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

11:00am BINGO-MH

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

11:00am Men’s Luncheon

SAHIB CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

SAHIB CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

SAHIB CLOSED FOR 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 CHRISTMAS 11:00am BINGO-MH

4:00pm B.M.I. - MH 5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:30pm Oriental Band

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

SAHIB CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NEW YEAR’S DAY CLOSED

4:00pm Divan/Finance Comm Mtg 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH

5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:30pm Installation of Temple, Unit & Club Officers

11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner 7:00pm East/West Pre-game Kickoff 8:00pm Hillbilly Shrine Club

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

10:00am Club/Unit Head Mtg

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11

12

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Time TBA NCAA Championship Tampa 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns 7:30pm Model Ts

11:00am BINGO-MH 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

12:00pm Samoor Grotto Installation & Dinner - MH

REPORTER DEADLINE For February Issue

8

January

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

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH

5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 6:30pm Rusty Mason Night 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm Motor Corps 7:30pm Oriental Band

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

7:30am Bridge Tournament MH 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

7:30am Bridge Tournament 11:00am East/West Tailgate Party Sahib 1:30pm Buses Leave - Tampa 3:00pm East/West Shrine Game - Tropicana Field

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 7:30am Bridge Tournament MH

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7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:00pm Past Masters 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH

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31

7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH

4:00pm BMI - MH 5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:30pm Oriental Band

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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Pre-Potentate’s Ball Decorating 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner 5:00pm Pre-Potentate Ball Party - Sahara Rm

9:00am Brunch & Potentate Reception 6:00pm Potentate’s Ball

Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month


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