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Volume 36, Number 2

Sarasota, Florida

February 1 5 5-11 11 17-18 19 March 1 2 4 9 15 17 17-26 26

REPORTER DEADLINE Super Bowl 51 Bash - CANCELLED 14 Shriners Burn Awareness Week, 38 Sahib Lobster Fest, 6:30 p.m., 12 Tampa Hospital Benefit Days Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner, 3:30 p.m., 12 REPORTER DEADLINE Imperial Potentate’s Visit, 11:00 a.m., 23 Imperial First Lady’s Luncheon, 11:00 a.m., 23 Ladies Fashion Show - MH, 10:00 a.m., 24 Deadline for Sahib Shrine Golf Outing, 47 Tampa Bay Downs Sahib Race Day, 10:00 a.m., 13 St. Patty’s Day Dinner, 6:00 p.m., 24 Sarasota County Fair, Spring Fling Party, 1:00 p.m., 36

February 2017

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


February 2017

SAHIB REPORTER

“Rise & Shine”

“Come & Get It!”

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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February 2017

Shriners Hospitals for Children The Official Monthly Publication of

Sahib Shriners

joins the 128th Tournament of Roses “Anything is Possible”

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 Joel Furman Phone: TBA Email: jjfurman@tampabay.rr.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 F­ reemasonry. 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 © 2017. 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Clubs/Units/Nobles This notice is to inform you if you have anything stored in the storage yard it needs to be cleaned out or it will be disposed of in sixty (60) days. Please contact your High Priest & Prophet Gene Marinelli if you have any concerns or questions at genecm@yahoo.com.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Potentate’s Message

Nobles and ladies, I hope everyone is starting their New Year with great expectations and good health. First Lady Gail and I just got back from Michigan and we are certainly glad to be back living in such a beautiful place with a wonderful climate. Was a little cold up there! I can’t tell everyone what an honor it is to have been elected as Potentate. It is an even greater honor to be the Potentate of Sahib Shrine. We are now over our Installation of Officers, our Potentate’s Ball (talk more about it next month), and East/West Shrine Game. It was a busy January and now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get moving on a lot of projects that need to be done. I will keep you informed of our progress once a month at our Men’s Luncheons, in “The Reporter” and on the webpage. We are working on updating our policies/procedures and by-laws along with the five-year strategic plan. You have a great Divan, so let’s make sure we support them as we move forward to accomplish new goals for 2017. Recorder Ed Firquin talks about the “Fire Ball Express,” well it left the station and is moving forward at a high rate of speed. But, there will be many stops along the way so that we can take a break and have fun while we continue to make Sahib the best Shrine. I hope you are at one of the stations along the way so we can pick you up and you can get active with us. This is our place after all, so let’s take care of it. In the meantime, let’s get back on track and participate in and volunteer for all the different activities we have planned. My motto this year is “Having fun while becoming a Star!” Let’s live up to our obligation and be the best Shriners we can be. All Aboard!

Fraternally Yours,

William “Bill” Balkwill Sahib Potentate 2017

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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SAHIB REPORTER

February 2017

Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canisters October/November 2016

NO DATA

Noble Location Club/Unit Amount Ed Cramer Hungry Howies MSC $31.16 Hungry Howies - Palmetto 39.86 Leroy Hocking Hungry Howies - Bradenton 33.88 KFC - Bradenton 15.45 KFC - 63rd Avenue 24.53 Hungry Howies - Desoto Mall N. 29.75 Gene Kraus Soos Jewelry Design VSC 15.00 Captain Eddie’s VSC 14.23 Carlson Cleaners VSC 13.79 Unknown Unknown Unknown 593.60 Bob Dell Cakes & Cups - Sarasota 24.49 Dryclean America Valet 40.42 Connie Jacobi Roy’s Automotive 61.00 Chickie Hillbillys 33.00 Jim Pinson Crager’s King Pins 24.75 Dick Schmidt KFC - Parrish Transportation 1.36 KFC - Rt 64 & I-75 33.51 Hungry Howies - Ellenton 55.58 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 the Recorder at (941) 366-4449 ext. 305. 

SAHIB SHRINE Contributions Made to Shriners Hospitals

NO DATA

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

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

$42,868.41

Contributions Made to Sahib Shrine 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

19 - Patient visits to Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa 4 - Patient visit to other Shriners Hospitals for Children Participating Drivers & Assisting Nobles: Bill Balkwill Fred Ellis Jim Macdonald Bob Sanders Gary Schweinshaupt Ben Blount Joel Furman Bob Martin Fritz Wise Ron Conner Jim Gates Paul Pante Paul Zeissler Ed Cramer Marty Jordan Jim Pinson Doug Dobbs Dennis Judd Dorwin Pulford 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.

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

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 • 2017 Dues card and Fez required • No short pants

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL November Transportation Report

Each month we have

Official Call

MARCH 2017 STATED MEETING THURSDAY NOON MARCH 9, 2017

• 11:00 a.m. Fun and Fellowship • 12:00 Noon Lunch • 12:45 p.m. Meeting Opens • Balloting • 2017 Dues card and Fez required • No short pants

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Recorder Ed Firquin, recorder@sahibshrine.org

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he train was at the station in January and the “Fire Ball Express” started rolling with its cars full of nobles, their ladies and friends. There will be many stations the express will be stopping this year, so don’t be left behind, get on board. There will be social activities and requests for help from the nobility so, get off your home base and get on the express for fun and brotherhood involvement. The “Fire Ball Express” will be rolling, be part of the experience. Many projects of the five-year plan will continue during 2017. These projects will need the help from nobles with monetary support and with their muscles. Over the past three years many projects were completed but there are still others to complete. As the Potentate and Divan work to keep Sahib Shriners in proper order please help when called on, after all the facility belongs to all of us let’s keep it in good shape. There are changes regarding the Sahib Box Office this year. Reservations must be made by purchasing ticket(s), there will be no walk-in admittance to activities where food is ordered in advance and served at the event. To help the

ladies in the box office and the kitchen, ticket(s) purchased for a social activity where dinner (food) is ordered and served such as Birthday Anniversary Dinner Dance, there will be a cut-off period for ticket purchases through reservations. One week before the date of the event, there will be a deadline or cut-off date; no additional tickets will be sold by the box office after the deadline date. Not having a deadline or cut-off date has been a problem for many years. There will be no admittance to the event through the box office if there is no reservation by ticket(s) purchase. This process is intended to stop the confusion in the box office and preparation of food in the kitchen. Please be sure to reserve your spot by purchasing your ticket(s) from Sahib Box Office before the deadline date. If you have a question concerning this procedure, please contact me in the Recorder’s office. The Sahib lounge and restaurant will be serving new items and is planning good times for 2017 so take advantage of both. Don’t forget the child within and I’ll see you around Sahib. 

Chief Rabban Del Rawlinson, drawlinson@comcast.net

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ady Juanita and I want to wish everybody a Happy New Year and hope you and your love ones have a safe, healthy and prosperous 2017. New year – new beginnings. What a finish to January. Installations, the Potentate’s Ball, East/ West Shrine Game and the activities go on and on. I want to express my appreciation to the nobility for electing me as your Chief Rabban for 2017. I look forward to serving in any way I can. We want to thank Past Potentate Carroll Scribner and his Lady Sandy for a great 2016 and for your guidance. We look forward to a great year with Ill. Sir Bill Balkwill and First Lady Gail. Congratulations to you both. The busy season has arrived and we sincerely thank our snowbirds for coming and being an

important asset to Sahib Shrine. Your dedication to Sahib is appreciated. Things to look forward to are: Pancake Breakfast, Birthday and Anniversary Dinner Dance, Hospital Days, Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner, etc. There is something for everybody. Come out and support your clubs/ units and Sahib. There are new and exciting things happening this year, so watch your “Reporter” and calendar for events. Membership is one of our biggest concerns. We need each of you to bring a new Shriner to Sahib Shrine. You are the eyes and ears of Sahib and we will be depending on you to ask your friends and acquaintances to become a Mason and Shriner. Again, it takes a village. Until next month, be kind to one another. 

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February 2017

SHRINE CLUB DIRECTORY DIRECTOR OF CLUBS Floyd LaDue

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: Ron Johnson Meets 1st Thursday of each month at Sahib Shrine Conference Room A - 7:30 p.m.

MANATEE SHRINE CLUB

MOTOR CORPS SHRINE CLUB

1st VP Marty Jordan - 941-981-2687 146 Juniper Trace Parrish, FL 34219 Email: shrinerMJJ@aol.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

President: Darren Bracken - 941-809-1494 1260 Sussex Road Venice, FL 34293 Email: darren450b@gmail.com Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sahib Shrine - 7:00 p.m.

NORTH PORT SHRINE CLUB President: David Wheatcroft, PP 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.

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 Ron Johnson, Raban

February Menu 2…Baked Ham 9…Beef Bourguignon 16…Pot Roast 23…Baked Chicken At the Hillbilly Shrine Club meeting held on January 5, two motions were made and passed, approving the formation of two committees: (1) Contract Committee – Purpose is an agreement on 2017 costs for Sahib’s Main Hall rental, food, supplies and preparation costs. (2) Convention Committee – Purpose is to prepare, coordinate and plan for a successful 2017 National Hillbilly

Convention here in Sarasota. This notice is given to Hillbilly members to advise that volunteers will be needed for one or both of these committees, this information will be repeated at the meeting to be held February 2, so please attend. After this meeting, members of the committee(s) will begin working on these projects. This message is to communicate and inform members who do not regularly attend our meeting held on the 1st Thursday of the month. For information contact Cousin Jules Simon, Hillbilly Secretary. 

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Manatee Shrine Club Russell Sexton, President, drsexton45gmail.com

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would like to thank all 50 members and ladies who attended our December 2nd holiday meeting with the Installation of 2017 Officers followed by a joyous song fest with the Meadow Choir who sang a multitude of different holiday songs. We will be fortunate if we can arrange to have them back next year. The holiday meal of roast turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and green beans was delicious and plentiful. The cherry jubilee dessert was outstanding. A great meal to end the year for 2016 President Tom Willeman, who left immediately after the meeting to begin cruising the Caribbean before heading north. A big thanks to Tom for traveling back and forth to keep the club activities going each month. The 2017 officers were installed by Past Potentate Connie Jacobi. The new officers are: Russell Sexton (President), Marty Jordan (1st VP), Paul Zeissler (2nd VP), Bill Padelford (Secretary), Ron LeVene (Treasurer), Connie Jacobi (Past President standing in for Tom Willeman), James Fletcher (Director 1st year), James Smith (Director 2nd year) and Ernie Ryder (Director 3rd year). The Manatee Shrine Club meets on the first Friday of the month at the Peridia Golf & Country Club, Bradenton, Florida. The social hour begins at 11:00 p.m. with lunch served at 12:00 noon.

At the January meeting our guest speaker was Colonel Benjamin Knisely who informed us of the academic and military programs at the Manatee Military Academy and how that program prepares young men and women for a career in the armed services or simply what it is to be an American patriot and good citizen. Our guest speaker at the February 3rd meeting will be William Markham, Command Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Retired). He will inform us of the important work done by the Special Operations Warriors Foundation. Meal reservations should be made the Friday before the scheduled meeting to Marty Jordan, (941) 981-2687 or ShrinerMJJ@aol.com. The hot meal is house salad, rolls, smothered chopped steak with mushroom and onion gravy, chef ’s starch and vegetable. Salad as entrée option - chicken cobb salad. Dessert is sherbet with cookie. A reminder of our April social: The Marauder’s Baseball Game Social is open to all Shriners and is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. at McKechnie Field in Bradenton. Tickets are $30 and include: a ticket to the game, an all-youcan-eat barbecue dinner, a free baseball cap and private bleacher seating. To make reservations, contact Russell Sexton, drsexton45@gmail.com. 

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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February 2017

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

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t is February already. Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away. So, what are you going to do to express your love to your sweetie? I have a suggestion below. But first, some recent Motor Corps news. We can now report on our Motor Corps Member of the Year for 2016. The recipient of this year’s award is our Past President John Hubbard (Hot Rod). He was presented a plaque at our Christmas Party on December 17th. A presentation was also made to Giles Light (G-man). For dropping his bike at the Widows Sons initiation back in November, he received the monkey for his bike and a set of monkey beads to wear around his neck. He will be able to pass on the monkey and the beads should another member drop his bike. On New Year’s Eve Day, the Motor Corps along with several members of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association and Motor Corps members from Araba Shriners in Ft. Myers said goodbye to 2016 by holding the Fourth Annual Steve Weatherly (Hoss) Memorial Ride. The route to Punta Gorda was planned by Road Captain Eric Bock (Ironman). Funds from the ride benefit the Scottish Rite Foundation. We had nearly 35 bikes on the ride with five Sahib Motor Corps bikes among them. Last count we raised $850 for the Scottish Rite Foundation on the 100+ mile ride. Officers of the Motor Corps were installed at the Sahib Installation Ceremony on January 4th. Our 2017 officers were reported in last month’s “Reporter.” This year’s president is Darren Bracken (Schmoozer). “Thunder by the Bay” motorcycle rally, which has been held in Sarasota the past several years,

was moved to Lakewood Ranch the weekend of January 5-8th. Several members of the Motor Corps and the Widows Sons participated in the activities. Suncoast Charities for Children is the beneficiary of the event. Now, as to how you can show your love for your sweetie. How about taking her to the Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, February 19th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $11 at the door. We are expecting a big turnout, but are prepared to serve everyone. This is an all you can eat spaghetti and meat balls, our famous Italian salad, dinner rolls and wine. Wally Lacey (Red Dog) will once again be directing this year’s performance so don’t miss out on this event. How many of you were planning to take your lady out for dinner with wine on that day anyhow? The Motor Corps is looking forward to participating in as many parades this year as possible. Historically, the first parade of the year is the annual Arcadia Rodeo Parade scheduled for Saturday, March 11. This column would not be complete without recognizing our members who have birthdays and anniversaries in February. We have eight members and ladies with birthdays this month: Lady Beverly Brown and Gary Fields (JP) on the 2nd, Al Dahlberg (Big Al) on the 4th, Lady Nicole Crimi on the 11th, Lady Rita Bell (Sweet Pea) and Giles Light (G-man) also on the 16th, George Hernandez (Silver Fox) on the 24th and Steve Helin (Varmint) on the 25th. We have two anniversaries this month: Al Dahlberg (Big Al) and Lady Jan on the 2nd, and Norm Cyphers (Stormin Norm) and Lady Amanda on the 26th. 

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

(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)  Jan White (In Memory of Donald L. White) 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

Camel Herders

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

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amel Herders Take on a New Project… Several years ago, I took on the lone project of retiring by burning USA flags that were faded, worn and tattered. In those first several years, first the JROTC Cadets at Sarasota High School volunteered to spend a sweaty day next to the 55-gallon drum burn pit and move the flags around with old golf clubs to burn efficiently, all in the (name only) of the Legion of Honor. Then, I used Boy Scouts and even Cub Scouts as supplied by Past Potentate Phil Mitchell to burn them. This worthwhile and wildly successful project escalated into far too many flags weekly to burn on property. We were burning so many flags for hours on Saturday mornings that the fire station next to us sent a truck and crew over to Sahib to find out where all the black smoke was coming from behind Sahib in the grassy area by the vehicle parking. Finding a chain of funeral homes that were actively soliciting flags to retire at many sites in the greater Venice-EnglewoodPort Charlotte areas was a dream come true for me and a bonus was, that they had their own

crematorium to properly retire our flags. You do remember how I told you in a previous article how your old friend is disposed of along with veterans don’t you? With the demise of the Legion of Honor I have decided to transfer this project to the Camel Herders Unit. It is only right and fitting that the Sahib Shriners Unit responsible for our grounds and specific building maintenance, both inside and outside, should pick up this worthwhile service to not only Sahib Shriners but by word of mouth through weekly Bingo (the general public). As an example of this, I am now called by Achieve Credit Union’s Branch Manager when their flag at their Bee Ridge Road bank needs to be retired. Please continue to provide us your worn-fadedtattered flags wrapped in a plastic bag or placed in a brown paper bag and leave with Sue in the front office. Please remember... it is a disgrace to not fold your flag and even more of a disgrace to simply leave your flag exposed and not put in a bag of some sort. 

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

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ey, I just looked at the calendar and this Clown Corner will be published in 2017! The Clowns and their calliope were very busy in the month of December. We attended the Venice, Sarasota and North Port parades. Parade participants were Harold “Scrappy” Bell, Al “Corny” Cobb, Joe “Boogie” Humphreys, Steve “Inky” Holbrook, Casey “Felix” Jankowski and Rick “Sliver” Taylor. Harold “Scrappy” Bell made a visit to the North Pole with the children which is always a very exciting time with Santa and all the activities presented by the Manatee Sheriff’s Association. A very busy December for clowning experiences. By the time we read this article, two important events will be history also. Of course, we always enjoy visiting our Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa and on January 21 the East/West Shrine football players were welcomed by our hospital patients and the International Shrine dignitaries. Clown fun was had entertaining the children and watching the football players work with the patients as they took such loving care for the children’s well-being. Then there was the game itself. It was fun being at the game as a Clown and having the opportunity to meet and entertain the fans and put some smiles on both the youths and the

adults. Did you see the two Sahib Clowns, “Scrappy” and “Sliver”, entertaining and trying to play football at the East/West football game? Everybody must now look at what is coming in February. The Clowns will be having their Hospital Days on February 3rd and 4th at the Publix Store at Beneva and Bee Ridge. Then on Tuesday, February 14, we look forward to once again presenting a fun, happy and exciting Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance. Since last year was so much fun, it was decided to once again have a Mardi Gras theme, but look for some surprises for your Valentine at the dance. A picture in this “Reporter” from last year, reminds us of all the fun and enjoyment. Be sure that you make your reservations early. As I close, remember, it is our Shrine Children for whom we are Fun at the Clowns’ Mardi Gras Party working.  Clown dolls - Jean Courtney and Terry Strickland.

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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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ear brother nobles and ladies, we have had to cancel several dinners/meetings. The Kentucky Colonels is 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 make reservations at (414) 350-6061 for dinner at Tara Country Club for February 28, 2017. Future dinners/meetings dates for 2017 are: March 21, April 25, and May

30. All dates are on Tuesdays. We have meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:15 p.m. 

Oriental Band Jim Austin, jau1060866@aol.com

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orgot to wish all a very good New Year’s journey, may you all stay happy and healthy. Away back in December, we did enter the Sarasota Holiday Parade. It was not a happy performance because of a trio of problems. There’s not much to say, except we have done much better in the past and shall no doubt address this little problem and we can then improve so we will be proud of ourselves again. Also, back in December, we joined the Sahib Shriners in the fundraiser that gives you a great feeling of joy at Christmas time to be a part of it - giving them decorations, then some lucky someone gets to compete for and take a beautiful Christmas tree (decorations and all) home for the holidays. There were a lot of beautiful trees in the Main Hall in those days. Very festive, and it’s understood to have helped the coffers on the bottom line. Good for us, hope this FEZtival of Trees continues for a good period of time. The Oriental Band has decided to go to the

Imperial over in Daytona Beach in July rather than the Oriental Band Hoedown in Kansas City. All bands get to choose which (if any) of the two they prefer. We don’t know yet if there is going to be competing at Daytona but we don’t really care what they decide, we will be happy to be there and let others see a really good band. We have already started practicing the music we have chosen, so, by July we will be ready for whatever lies ahead. We do not normally start new songs until a little later, but we are getting a head start on this year’s performances because we started early. There are only a few performances to do in this cold weather, so we probably will not be doing much until the Imperial. Let you know! Need to remind you that the Queen of Hearts drawing is at 1900 hours on every Wednesday. It’s a raffle affair with big money at stake. Our band meets at the same time. Come down someday and tryout, we will be happy to see you and give you an instrument if you want. 

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February February 1 Tim P Marshall Marcus R Matos February 2 John Cipkala Billy J Humphreys Wm G Fields PP February 3 David H Wheatcroft PP February 4 Forest E Fahrbach Richard A Wolff Albert W Dahlberg Bruce M Asbury February 5 Jay D Berman Jon L Neary Jeff G Toale

February 6 William M Marvin Larry D Hamfeldt PP Dennis D Keslar

February 11 Morton B Friedman Kenneth Robinson Kenneth E Thompson

February 7 John G Watson Jr Ronald R LeVene Jesus E Garraus

February 15 Harold S Ferency Lowell McCarty Bruce B Crawford Valentin Longoria Doucas J Goranites Paul J Noller Fernando R Dussan

February 8 Jack H Hones Louis H Ortt PP February 9 Wray H Whiting February 10 Myron A Ash Edward R Hill Peter Papazian Frederick L Suhr

February 16 Charles J Krueger William F Blevins William M Bose Robert S Lewis William B Fischer Giles A Light Jr William D Hassler

February 17 Donald F McDonough February 18 Herbert J Mueller Donald D Vos George A Barthalow Roberto E Grolemund February 19 Philip E Leone Frederick E Soto Sr James G Clayberg James F Leiner February 20 James R Dunlap Vanburen Nixon Jr Charles J Martini Thomas A Kelley David P Joly

February 21 Ronald W Grubbs Leonard McLelland James D Fleming Carl Clayton Lester L Peters Robert B Levitt

February 25 Steve C Helin PP February 28 Kent A Warman February 29 Donald J Clements

February 22 James H Welch Gary K Gustafson

February 23 Donald V McLeod Leslie H Tucker Richard J Blythe Armistice Drymon Jr February 24 Harold Bell George D Hernandez Sr

2017 SAHIB SHRINERS PARADE SCHEDULE March 11

10:00 a.m.

Arcadia Rodeo Parade

September 4

9:00 a.m.

Englewood Pioneer Days Parade

April 14

October 21

November 25 December 2 December 9

10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

Palmetto DeSoto Heritage Festival Venice Sun Fiesta Parade Venice Holiday Parade

Sarasota Holiday Parade

North Port Poinsettia Parade


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Noble Ron Johnson was named Shriner of the Year for 2016. Ron was raised a Master Mason in Lodge No. 147 in early 2016 and since becoming a Sahib Shriner he has helped in many projects around the temple. Before becoming a Mason, Ron volunteered for years at Sahib because of his awareness of Shriners Hospitals for Children. In learning the process of membership and becoming a Shriner, he is now a major part of volunteerism around Sahib. He is the main “go to person” for the Recorder. On a daily basis, you may find Ron at the temple working on projects and needed repairs to our facility or grounds, from bathrooms to roofs to trees, he has worked on it all. Now a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, he somehow finds time to be a member in the following: Aides Unit, Co-Chief Camel Herder, Hillbillys and King Pins. Not only active in the clubs and units he continues his volunteerism at the county fair, circus, bingo and FEZtival of Trees. Without Ron, there would be a big part missing of what has kept Sahib and the facility running in 2016. On behalf of the nobility and the Divan of Sahib Shrine, “Ron you are an example to us all.” 

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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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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter $100 Allan Sanger

Sahib Shriners Building Fund

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

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

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

Sahib Shrine Building Fund Plate Descriptions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more and sign up at: https://www.shrinersvillage.com/Membership/VirtualMentor.aspx Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

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

$ _______________ Cash, Check, or Money Order

q q q q q q q

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

Living Tree of Our Future

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

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

Support Your Masonic Organizations Visit a Blue Lodge Near You Wauchula No. 17 Manatee No. 31 Peace River No. 66 Bowling Green No. 121 Sarasota No. 147 Venice No. 301 Phoenix No. 346 Englewood No. 360 North Port No. 406 West Coast Lodge No. 409

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 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. 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Sarasota

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

Sarasota

Valley of Tampa

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

Tampa

5500 Memorial Hightway

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

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

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

6010 14th St. W. Duff’s Restaurant

Bradenton


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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

DECEMBER 2016 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – December 2016 Gains: Affiliated 2 Restored 0 Associates 0 Creations 0 Reversal 0 2 Losses: Demits 3 Expired 8 AMD 0 Suspended 1 Resigned 1 13

In Memoriam

1,077

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

Tom Millaway PP David Mills

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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 Marty Jordan Phone: 941-981-2687 Email: shrinermjj@aol.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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hat were the influences upon our ancient brethren when they crafted our ritual? At the risk of being obvious, they were well read in the Volume of Sacred Law. The degrees of the Symbolic Lodge are replete with instruction from the Hebrew and Christian Bibles. The wisdom literature of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Psalms and Job are prevalent, as are the writing of Paul and John of Patmos. Masonry is familiar territory for brethren having spent time in a synagogue or church. Less obvious might be the influence of the Greeks, Romans and other ancient sages, some of whom have been discussed in these articles. Many lessons of the Symbolic Lodge and Scottish Rite can be traced to Aristotle, Plato, Augustine of Hippo, Confucius, Plutarch, Francis Bacon, Philo of Alexandria, Pythagoras, Cato, Epictetus and Seneca, Herodotus, Edmund Burke, Zoroaster, the Nazarene and Mohammed. An investigation into the roots and origins of our ritual can be both exhausting and humbling. The bibliography for the annotated version of Albert Pike’s Moral and Dogma (the lectures for the thirty-two degrees) is itself thirty-two pages long! The resources our ancient brethren called upon seemed to be limitless and ageless. Masonic historians seem to suggest our ritual started taking its current shape during the 15th and 16th century. Looking to that time period, our ancient brethren may have been attentive to the life and writings of Sir Thomas More (14781516). He is known for the book Utopia, published in 1515. There are many themes in this book (very few of which this writer would even pretend to grasp) that appear in our ritual, lectures and symbolism. Here are a few. First, More writes of the Ciceronian ideal of an engaged, practical virtue and the performance of duty. What we are, what we do, or refrain from doing, is integral to our place and role in our community, family, Lodge and society. Freemasonry seems to address such themes. Further, More concerns himself with the dualities in life; innovation vs. tradition, balanced constitutions vs. centralized authority,

community compared to private property, civil vs. natural law, free speech vs. the responsible use of language, justice vs. mercy. With respect to issues of governance, he writes of the needed balance between popes and councils, kings and parliaments, judges and juries; reconciling the best of these dualities to locate an equilibrium between temporal and natural law. Such dualities are explored throughout the Lodge of Perfection, the 4th through 14th Degrees. He did not seem to be an advocate of the Platonic notion of the philosopher king discussed in The Republic. Rather, he espoused the idea that the common good is derived from the collection of many private, virtuous consciences, calling upon custom and tradition, working together to assemble a collective wisdom of the ages. Our ritual seems to lead us toward such an idea. More’s writings also balance reason with religion, individualism with the collective, the past with both the present and future. His ideas sound quite Masonic and ring familiar. He died a violent death – over a matter of principle and integrity. Could he have been a reallife example for our ancient brethren? A possible historical character upon whom to frame a legend? His life and example could scarcely have escaped the attention of our learned ancestors, no more so than those of Cicero, Socrates, Cato or the many sages in the Volume of Sacred Law. Perhaps we can see in our ancient Grand Master a little each of these men and a little of Sir Thomas More. The Scottish Rite Degrees will be conferred on April 22nd and April 29th. 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. At our February 13th meeting, Noble David Walter, 33rd Degree, will present the education program. Casey Fletcher is Past Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 6 in Bartow, Florida. Despite best and persistent efforts, he stays quite behind in his reading and Masonic studies. He wonders if Albert Pike ever slept.

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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 $35, 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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appy New Year to everyone. Congratulations to “Fireball Bill” and his board, I hope you have a wonderful and successful year. I’m looking forward to working with you and the Divan. This last year was a busy but great year, we have seen lots of changes and sometimes change is good. Sometimes we learn by taking the chance of changing things. My year still has a couple of months to go and they will be very busy ones. My many thanks to the Sahib Shrine for their cooperation in all my endeavors involving the Shrine. We had another Ceremonial on January 13. We had several new candidates to install. We still need a few ladies to help us with the Pageantry and remember, there are no speaking parts.

Please contact Lady Joyce Goacher. Our Elections will be in February at our Stated Meeting. Please ask any officer for an application or if you have any questions regarding Ladies of the Shrine of North America. Our Past High Priestesses also can give you a wealth of information pertaining to our work we do to support our Shriners Hospitals for Children and in assisting the Shriners. Brenda did a fantastic job on our Christmas Lunch, we all had a good time and we had several of our nobles there. Thank you, Lady Brenda. Our next big project will be Lady Barbarann’s Fashion Show, anyone may come it is open to nonmembers. So, until next month, God bless every one of you and may he guide us through the New Year. 

Nyla Temple No. 152 by Deanie Jacobi, Queen, hljcj97@aol.com

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he year 2017 is really moving fast. Daughters of the Nile have been busy with the Supreme Queen Cathy Carol Rose’s visit to Nyla Temple No. 152 on January 22nd for our Ceremonial where we installed three new Princesses. The banquet was held that evening at Sahib Shriners where those attending had the privilege of meeting our Supreme Queen. What a delight she is, and I might add, extremely beautiful.

We have been busy making plans for a couple of events for fundraisers. So, keep your eyes on our article in “The Reporter” for more information. Have a blessed 2017, with health, happiness and friendship. 

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

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Have a Fun Day at Tampa Bay Downs

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n Wednesday, March 15, a “fun day at the races” for Sahib Shriners, ladies and friends at Tampa Bay Downs is planned. Buses will depart from Sahib at 10:00 a.m. for this event at the racetrack. The cost is $55 per person, which is inclusive of the following: • Transportation to Tampa Bay Downs • Admission to the Track • Racing Program • Private Betting Window • Enclosed Private Dining Room Overlooking the Finish Line

• A Fabulous “All You Can Eat Grand Buffet” Join the group this year and enjoy the day at the races. Contact Sahib Box Office at (941) 366-4449 ext. 320 (Marylou Ellis) no later than February 23, the reservation cutoff date. Leave a message and you will be contacted by the box office for verification for your reservation. Please make your reservation for this event as soon as possible so we may plan transportation and advise Tampa Bay Downs of number attending the day at the races in the private reserved area. 

Burn Care

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he Shriners Hospitals for Children specializing in burn injuries have been leaders in burn care, research and education since opening in the mid-1960s. Thanks to the cutting-edge medical care provided at these hospitals, every year thousands of children have a greater chance of surviving from all types of burn injuries. Burn care and other specialized services The Shriners Hospitals specializing in burn care provide critical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children with varying degrees of new and healed burns. Each stateof-the-art hospital is staffed and equipped to provide reconstructive and restorative surgery for healed burns, as well as treatments for various other skin conditions. Three of our four locations that provide burn care also treat cleft lip and palate. The range of treatments needed by patients with burn injuries can include skin grafting procedures, continuous enteral feeding, infection control and procedures to lessen the effects of scarring. In addition, aggressive rehabilitation is typically necessary, including therapy to improve range of motion, and the use of specially

fitted garments, splints and other orthotic appliances to improve the patient’s ability and appearance. Once a patient has recovered sufficiently to return to their homes and communities, Shriners Hospitals for Children helps to ensure a smooth transition through its readjustment and re-entry programs. The medical staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children is renowned for their expertise in critical care, particularly in techniques that may help save the life of a patient with severe burn injuries – such as fluid resuscitation, management of smoke inhalation, early excision and skin grafting, and management of increased metabolism. Since Shriners Hospitals for Children entered the burn care field, the survival rate for children with burns over more than 50 percent of their body surface has doubled. In addition, today, patients with burns over 90 percent can survive, and go on to lead full, productive lives. For more information about a particular condition, contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children directly or call 800-237-5055 in the U.S. or 800-361-7256 in Canada. 

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Saturday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. Game Time

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SAHIB AIDES UNIT

DEDICATED TO MAKING SAHIB THE BEST IN ALL OF SHRINEDOM

2016 International Shriners 1ST PLACE CHAMPIONS New Members Always Welcome to Join.

Join the Prestige Unit Compliments of the

GREETERS

Sahib

of Sahib Shriners President Dana Callanan

Donald Clements, President Contact Sec. Marty Jordan 941-981-2687 email: shrinermjj@aol.com CONTACT:

Phone – (941) 444-0327 redfox.dc@gmail.com

Compliments of

NATIONAL SOJOURNERS INC. SARASOTA CHAPTER 533

NORTH PORT SHRINE CLUB

Monthly, contact President for monthly schedule. President: Chuck Barrett Phone: (941) 321-3253 Email: cabarrett2@verizon.net

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

Membership Open to all Masonic Military Veterans

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 Darren Bracken

Phone: (941) 809-1494 Email: darren450b@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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Sahib Shriners Mission Statement

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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

of our goodly temple.

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

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

2017 DIVAN-Elect Potentate.......................................... William “Bill” Balkwill Chief Rabban............................................. Del Rawlinson Assistant Rabban............................................ Bruce Porter High Priest & Prophet................................... Gene Marinelli Oriental Guide.......................................... Chevy Lawrence Treasurer......................................................... Jim Koehler Recorder............................................................. Ed Firquin IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES

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

PAST POTENTATES

1981-82 * Howard Noble 2000 Louis H. Ortt, 33° 1983 *Glenn “Buck” Walters, ITL 2001 * Kenneth R. Gerrard, Sr. 1984 * Tom Bing 2002 * Patrick E. Baessler 1985 * Theodore S. “Ted” Barton 2003 Ed Phillips 1986 * Paul N. Jaworowski 2004 * Bob Goldenberg 1987 W. Bruce Steube, III, 33° 2004 * Philip Mitchell, KCCH 1988 * Wallace “Bubba” Tervin 2005 Dwain Jones 1989 Walter Lander, KCCH 2006 Homer Cranmer 1990 Lee E. Stewart 2007 Dale LaBell 1991 * William “Bill” Magill 2008 * John N. Mitchell 1992 * Al “Spuds” McKenzie 2009 * Oscar Cloutier 1993 * Les Taylor 2010 Don Vos 1994 * Ralph E. Kaye 2011 * Tom Millaway 1995 * James Arendall 2012 * Charles Levan, 33° 1996 * Philip Mitchell, KCCH 2013 William H. “Bill” Zurlo 1997 Al “Bear” Robinson 2014 Gary “Rocky” Kearney 1998 Ken Terryberry 2015 Conrad “Connie” Jacobi 1999 Curtis Toale 2016 Carroll G. Scribner * Deceased

APPOINTED DIVAN

1st Ceremonial Master............................................... Marty Jordan 2nd Ceremonial Master................................................ Jules Simon Director of the Arch...................................................... David Bruce 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.............................................. Susan Norris Financial Assistant............................................... Jeanette Mendez Event Coordinator............................................... Linda Glendinning Food & Beverage Manager............................................. Ed Shauan Executive Chef....................................................... Kevin Tomlinson CHAPLAIN Chief Chaplain........................................................ Lou Ortt PP 33° 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 ................................... Ed Firquin Bingo Chairman............................................................... Jack Ivins Circus Chairman ......................................................... Paul Zeissler County Fair Chairman.............................................................. TBD County Fair Co-Chairman....................................................... TBD Dog Track Chairman............................................. Chevy Lawrence Fez & Clothes Sales........................................................ David Joly Jewelry Sales Co-Chairman ............................................ Dave Joly Jewelry Sales Asst. Chairmen ..................................... Ron Shrum Picnic Committee (Spring)....................................................... Units Picnic Committee (Oktoberbest)......................... 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.......................................................... Floyd LaDue Director of Security..................................................... Bruce Porter Finance Committee (Elected) Chairman................... Duke Goranites Finance Committee (Elected)................... Jim Smith, Charles Titus David Walters Golf Chairman .................................................... Tom Cunningham, Golf Committee......................................................... John Sholtis Legal Counsel................................................. Nicholas Sardelis, Jr. Librarian ................................................................................. TBD Luncheon Program Chairman........................................ Harold Eady Program Committee Member........................................Giles Light Masonic Relations Chairman ................................. Lou Ortt, PP, 33° Masonic Relations Youth Groups............................ Lou Ortt, PP, 33° Membership Chairman .............................................Gene Marinelli Membership Co-Chairman............................... Connie Jacobi, PP Parliamentarian............................................................Bruce Porter Photographer.......................................... Robert Rodd, Joel Furman Protocol Advisor.............................................................. Bill Batten Provost Marshal.............................................................. Ron Enger Public Relations Director............................................ Marty Jordan Public Relations Committee........................ Jim Lontz, Jim Smith, Harold Eady, Anthony Vignocchi Reporter Editor................................................................ Ed Firquin Speakers Bureau.......................................................... Harold Eady Sunshine Committee Chairman.................................... Bud Glidden Ticket Sales ......................................... LOSNA - Marylou Ellis, PHP Unit Council Chairman..................................................Floyd LaDue Unit Council Vice-Chairman.......................................... Paul Pante Unit Council Secretary.................................................. Ron LeVene Webmaster..................................................... Gary Schweinshaupt AIDES Chief Executive Aide.................................................. William Athas Executive Aide.......................................................... James Smith Executive Aide.............................................................. David Joly Assistant Chief Aide...................................................... Don Sims Assistant Chief Aide................................................... Ron LeVene Assistant Chief Aide................................................. Charles Titus Personal Aides......................... Ron Conner, Ed Cramer, Fred Ellis, James Fahey, Jack Watson, Johnny Yong Personal Aide Special Duties......................................... Ray Perez Special Advisors........................Connie Jacobi, PP, Dale LaBell, PP Aides......................... Tom Hardin, Ken Pedersen, Dorwin Pulford, Ron Shrum, Fritz Wise, Ron Johnson, Lacey Cross, Jim Yeo 2017 DIVAN ADDRESSES, PHONES AND EMAIL POTENTATE ORIENTAL GUIDE William “Bill” Balkwill (Gail) Chevy Lawrence (Debbie) 2151 Riviera Dr. 243 Verna Road Sarasota, FL 34232-3517 Sarasota, FL (941) 915-4014 (786) 389-0265 balkwill@verizon.net chevyhd1@hotmail.com CHIEF RABBAN Del Rawlinson (Juanita) 2301 Wood Street Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 951-0033 drawlinson@comcast.net

TREASURER Jim Koehler (Feng-Min) 3717 59th St. Dr. W. Bradenton, FL 30209 (941) 896-8957 bmcmcs065@hotmail.com

ASSISTANT RABBAN Bruce Porter 3961 Lancaster Dr. Sarasota, FL 34241 (941) 313-5820 bruceporter@hotmail.com

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

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET Gene Marinelli (Jeanne) 1201 Bellflower St. Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 928-6704 genecm@yahoo.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 ................................................................ Floyd LaDue 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.................................................................... Ron Johnson 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.............................. Donald Clements (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

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

CPAs Cavanaugh & Co. LLP.............................. 43 Haab and Knatz, CPAs, LLC.......................11

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

CONTRACTORS - GENERAL D.R. Coffman Construction Co. ................ 30 CONTRACTORS - HEATING & A/C Jim McDonald Heating & Cooling............. 19

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 FEBRUARY

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

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4

11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner 8:00pm Hillbilly Shrine Club

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

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

10:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting

REPORTER DEADLINE For January Issue

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 8:00am Pancake Breakfast 5:00pm Super Bowl 51 Bash CANCELLED

7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH

10:00am Grand Lodge Indiana - MH 5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 5:30pm Mariners 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm Oriental Band

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

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

6:30pm Lobster Fest

February

S H R I N E R S B U R N AWA R E N E S S W E E K

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10:00am Grand Lodge Maine -MH

7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:00pm Model Ts 7:30pm Clowns 11:00am BINGO-MH 6:00pm Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance

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

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

Egypt Shriners Potentate’s Ball

TA M PA H O S P I TA L B E N E F I T D AY S

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 3:30pm Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner

7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30 pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH 5:00pm New Shriner’s Dinner

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28

9:00am ARMCO Lunch Mtg -MH 4:00pm Divan/Finance Committe Mtg 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH

12:00pm CSI Trade Show -MH 5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm Oriental Band

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

10:00am Rhode Island Shriners’ Lunch-MH 5:00pm Friday Giant Buffet

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11:00am Imperial Potentate’s Visit 11:00am Imperial Lady’s Luncheon 12:00pm Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner 8:00pm Hillbilly Shrine Club

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

10:00am Club/Unit Head Mtg 10:00am Ladies Fashion Show -MH

R E C O R D E R ’ S S E M I N A R - TA M PA

Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month

5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm Oriental Band REPORTER DEADLINE For February Issue

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

March

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

10:00am Zenobia Shriners Lunch-MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH

10:00am Grand Lodge of Vermont Luncheon - MH 5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 5:30pm Mariners 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm Oriental Band

10:30am Greeters 11:00am Provost Guard 11:00am Men’s Luncheon 12:45pm Stated Meeting 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner Deadline for Golf Outing

10:00am Ohio Lake County Lunch-MH 11:30am Scottish Rite Luncheon 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

Bahia Potentate’s Ball 10:00am Arcadia Rodeo Parade

O R I E N TA L G U I D E S E M I N A R - TA M PA

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Start Daylight Savings Time Set Ahead 1 hour

10:00am Elf Khurafeh Shrine Lunch-MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:00pm Model Ts 7:30pm Clowns

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

A S S I S TA N T R A B B A N S E M I N A R

10:00am Bus Leaves Sahib To Tampa Bay Downs 5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm Motor Corps 7:00pm Oriental Band

11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner 6:00pm St. Patty’s Day Dinner

S A R A S O TA C O U N T Y FA I R

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH

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

S A R A S O T A

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

TREASURERS ASSOCIATION - TAMPA

C O U N T Y

F A I R

26 27 28 29 30 31 1:00pm Spring Fling Party

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

TREASURERS ASSOCIATION - TAMPA SARASOTA CO FAIR

11:00am BINGO-MH

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

Azan Potentate’s Ball

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

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