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Volume 36, Number 3

Sarasota, Florida

March 1 REPORTER DEADLINE 4 Ladies Fashion Show - MH, 10:00 a.m., 22 9 Imperial Potentate’s Visit/Lunch, 11:00 a.m., 23 Imperial First Lady’s Luncheon, 11:00 a.m., 23 9 Deadline for Sahib Shrine Golf Outing 15 Tampa Bay Downs Sahib Race Day, 10:00 a.m., 36 17 St. Patty’s Day Dinner, 6:00 p.m., 23 17-26 Sarasota County Fair, 33 26 Spring Fling Party, 1:00 p.m., 37 April 1 REPORTER DEADLINE Sock Hop, 5:00 p.m., 39 8 Sahib Shrine Golf Outing, 8:00 a.m., 47 13 Shriners & Ladies Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., 35 14 Good Friday Fish Fry, 5:00 p.m., 33 143rd Imperial Session Sign-Up, Daytona Beach, FL, 39

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Shrine Club Directory, 8 Shrine Club News, 8 Sahib Shriner’s Parade Schedule, 21 Shrine Unit News, 18 Thursday Luncheons, 30 Masonic Digest, 32 Officers, Appointees and Unit Leaders, 44 Index of Advertisers & Shriners Info, 45 Sahib Shriners Calendar, 46


March 2017

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 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.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

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Potentate’s Message

Nobles and ladies, the Potentate’s “FireBall” was a great success. First Lady Gail and I were speechless when we walked into the Sahib Auditorium. Our Lady Sharon Pegoraro and her magical team had transformed our vision into memories that will last a lifetime. The team of nobles and ladies worked diligently to ensure we had a stress-free experience for our almost 300 guests for this treasured occasion. A special thanks to Past Potentate Dale LaBell for emceeing, Lady Marylou Ellis for organizing tickets and tables, the World Famous Oriental Band performance and everyone who helped and attended the Ball. What a special day! “Thank you all.” Hospital Days were held and we had help with the collections for our Transportation Fund so we can get the kids to the hospitals. Thanks to the team leaders and their committees for working so hard. The East/West Shrine Game trip to Tropicana Field was a great success. For those who attended we had a great time and a great bus ride up and back. Thank you cooks, set-up crew, servers and helpers. A big thanks to the FOP for the use of their facility. West won! Rusty Nail Degree was held at Sahib and was very well attended. The Past Masters did a great job under the direction of High Priest & Prophet Gene Marinelli. Thanks to R.W. Ronald E. Baber, District Deputy Grand Master of Florida, for being here. If you missed this one, I am sure there will be another next year. So, be sure to check the 2018 calendar. Great job Director of Ritual Noble Barry Hart 33° and his team. Have you gotten your new member for Sahib? Our Membership Chairman Gene Marinelli, High Priest and Prophet, and Ill. Sir Connie Jacobi PP are waiting for you to bring your candidate’s application to them. If we all work on this program, we can bring our membership back. Team work will make it happen. Check your calendar for March and April we have a lot going on at Sahib, so get involved! Remember to support your Shrine and keep a child in your heart!

Fraternally Yours,

William “Bill” Balkwill Sahib Potentate 2017

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canisters January 2017 Noble Leroy Hocking Ed Cramer

Location Club/Unit Amount Hungry Howies - 59th Bradenton $37.16 Hungry Howies - Desoto Mall 82.08 KFC - 63rd - Bradenton 44.47 KFC - 1st St. - Bradenton 7.84 Hungry Howies - Palmetto VSC 95.36 Contemporary Hearing - Venice 35.50 Crager’s 36.68

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. 

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

Official Call

MARCH 2017 STATED MEETING THURSDAY NOON MARCH 2, 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 Ken Clark, Hospital Chairman

17 - Patient visits to Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa 2 - Patient visit to other Shriners Hospitals for Children Participating Drivers & Assisting Nobles: Ed Cramer Fred Ellis Jim Macdonald Doug Dobbs Joel Furman Bob Martin Ben Blount Jim Gates Paul Pante Ron Conner Marty Jordan Jim Pinson

Dorwin Pulford Gary Schweinshaupt Fritz Wise Paul Zeissler

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.

Official Call

MAY 2017 STATED MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT MAY 10, 2017

• 6:00 p.m. Fun and Fellowship • 7:30 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 activity at Sahib continues at a break neck speed with many nobles getting involved. The new awnings are finally completed and in place giving the facility a face lift. There are many projects continuing as there is always work to be done to keep the facility in shape. There are nobles volunteering, but it seems workers are always needed as things seem to happen, as one project is completed, another must be addressed. The Imperial Potentate and his Imperial Lady will visit Sahib on the 9th of this month, so nobles, if you are available, please attend the luncheon, you will be able to purchase luncheon tickets at the door as always. Contact your fellow club or unit members and let’s have a great welcoming

turnout of nobility. Our ladies will be greeting the Imperial Lady in a special luncheon in the Sahara Room, their ticket reservation must be made by March 2nd. The Divan continues its work on meeting responsibilities and obligations at Sahib. We need your help nobles. Each of us can help by planning to attend a social activity or have a dinner outing at the Sahara Restaurant at least once a month. There is a new chef to help Chef Kevin in the kitchen and they are turning out some delicious items for your enjoyment. If you plan a dinner out on a Wednesday for the Queen of Hearts or Friday Night Dinner at the . . .continued on page 38 

Chief Rabban Del Rawlinson, drawlinson@comcast.net

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on’t sit down yet. Now that February is behind us (where did the first two months go?), March is here and will have you running at full speed. Our Imperial Potentate and his Imperial Lady will be here on March 9th. Of course, we have our usual Pancake Breakfast, Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, Men’s Luncheon and Hillbilly Dinner. Just to add a few more to your schedule, we have Bar Bingo every Monday evening and regular Bingo all day Tuesday. March 15 is Tampa Bay Downs Sahib Race Day. March 17 is the St. Patty’s Day

Dinner. Every Wednesday we draw our Queen of Hearts. March 17 - 26 is the Sarasota County Fair, and last, but not least, the 26th is the Spring Fling Party. Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead on March 12. It’s a busy month, so catch your breath when you can. These events are for all of us, so come out and support your Shrine. We look forward to seeing you. Until next month remember, be kind to one another. 

Assistant Rabban Bruce Porter, bruceporter@hotmail.com

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pring has sprung, the flowers have risen, don’t make us wonder where you are. We miss you when you are not here. You are the Shrine. Please visit us every time that you can. If you can’t, please send your friends and neighbors. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour on March 12th or you will be late. We have a new chef, Jason. Along with Kevin, they are making good food. St. Patty’s Day Dinner is on the 17th and reservations are required. The Sarasota

County Fair is March 17th through the 26th. We always need volunteers, if you can help us, please let us know. For a complete listing of events please visit our website, check your pocket calendar (they are in the office for free), or read your “Reporter.” Looking forward to your next visit! 

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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

March Menu 2…Meat Loaf 9…Roast Pork 16…Corn Beef & Cabbage 23…Turkey & Stuffing 30…Beef Stroganoff & Noodles 

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Manatee Shrine Club Russell Sexton, President, drsexton45gmail.com

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hanks to all 54 members and ladies who attended our January 6th meeting. That’s four more than last month. Our membership grew by one as James Gardener was our first new member for 2017. We have word that additional men are planning on joining. We heard from our Treasurer Ron LeVene that through the efforts of LeRoy Hocking contact has been made with the Pirates Baseball organization regarding a possible restart of a working contract with the Pirates. More on this to come as Ron LeVene, Jim Smith and Connie Jacobi have formed an exploratory committee to flush out the details of a working relationship with the Pirates. Bob Rodd presented an appeal for volunteers to help staff the hospital days February 2-5 at the Publix on US 301. Our guest speakers at the January meeting were from the Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) and included Colonel Benjamin Knisely, U.S.

Army-Retired, Administrator Victoria Finley and two cadets. They informed us of the academic and military programs that develop character and national pride in the nearly 1,600 cadets in grades 6-12. The two cadets each spoke extemporaneously on their experience that brought them to SMA and what they received from the educational environment that exists there. It was a pleasure to hear from such accomplished young people. Hats off to SMA. 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. Meal reservations for the March 3rd meeting should be made the Friday before the scheduled meeting to Marty Jordan at (941) 981-2687 or ShrinerMJJ@aol.com. The hot meal is house salad, rolls, chicken francaise, chef ’s starch and . . .continued on page 38 

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

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t is March. We return to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 12th. Then spring is only three weeks away on March 19. For Motor Corps Shrine Club members, this means more time to ride in warmer temperatures and more sunlight. Perfect! If you had a motorcycle, you could join us. Since the new year began, the Motor Corps has kept a busy schedule. The next few months also, are going to keep us busy as well. However, before we talk about more recent events, there is some belated news to share with our readers. So, we go back to mid-January to begin. Some of our members participated in this year’s “Thunder by the Bay” motorcycle rally in Sarasota the weekend of January 5-8. Only problem was that this year’s rally was not held by the bay in downtown Sarasota, but rather in Lakewood Ranch. Wonder where it will be next year? At our regular meeting in January, we drew the winning ticket for our sportsman’s raffle. The winner was DDGM Al Dahlberg (Big Al), a member of the Motor Corps. Congratulations to

Al and thanks to all those that purchased tickets. In late January, five members of the Motor Corps pressure cleaned the motorcycle concrete parking pad in front of the building. We also did a little yard work and raked the area on two sides of the pad. Thanks to Temp Hamilton (Snoozy), Steve Helin (Varmint), George Hernandez (Silver Fox), Don Basham (The Don) and Giles Light (G-man). Several of our members were in Cocoa Beach the weekend of February 2nd through the 4th for the Florida Association of Shrine Motor Corps (FASMC) Mid-Winter Gathering. Representatives from Shrine Motor Corps Units in Florida attended the event. Among our Sahib Shriners were John Hubbard (Hot Rod), who is currently serving as president of the organization and Hampton Crimi (Monk) who is secretary. Others in attendance were Ed Jordan (Photoshop), who is executive secretary; Barry Hart (Policyman); Dave Mashia (OD); Darren Bracken (Schmoozer); Bob Hammer (Hammertime); and Scott Steelman (Gray Fox).

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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

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ince your scribe’s attendance record at our Tuesday Breakfasts has been somewhat perfunctory due to what facetiously may be called “golden years problems” there has not been much forthcoming from North Port Shrine Club. Hopefully, things will change for the better with President Wheatcroft volunteering to be our roving reporter. That being said, I request all information, pictures, et al. be in writing, in detail, pictures sent as attachments via email. Phone calls are a problem especially from a cell phone to our land-line phone. Voice fidelity is quite poor and our old ears have problems understanding. I thank you in advance. This does not mean there will be a NPSC article in every “Reporter” edition. We’ll try our best. Toward the end of January our President “Wheatie” was presented with a check for $500 for the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa from the local New York Giants fan club. These fans saw the TV announcements and were prompted to select NPSC as the messenger. Many thanks from us and the hospital. Advertising does pay. There have been picnics, mixers and more to come in February. Maybe information on these events will be noted in the next “Reporter?” Since your scribe no longer has an automobile and depends on his Lady Kitty for transportation and

the fact that we do not travel at night or stray far from the nest means depending on others for information. C’est la vie! It seems fitting to recognize the Olde World Restaurant on its 30th birthday as they provide the setting for our Tuesday Breakfasts. Congratulations to owners Christine Zagrobelny and Teresa Skoczylas. There is still a considerable amount of QN and Bits and Pieces cluttering up my desk so those items are still a go. So here goes. (Bits and Pieces) He missed! A Florida man almost lost his finger when he tried to shoot off his wedding ring. After drinking and arguing with his wife, he pulled out a gun and blasted at his hand. He told police he was trying to get rid of the ring. The shot badly mangled his finger but the ring didn’t come off. Cue---laughter. (Quotable Notable) Who said? “Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.” The usual comped breakfast for two for the correct answer. QN for December 2016: J. K. Rawling 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.” 

NPSC President David Wheatcroft and Past President Sawdai receiving check of $500 for Shriner’s Hospitals for Children-Tampa from local New York Giants fan club. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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2017 Noble’s Shirts & Ties

Your Ad Here? What a great way to advertise your business and support your Shrine!

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see more photos on page 24

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Venice Shrine Club Tim Kinchla, Secretary, kinch945@yahoo.com

Venice Kops Raid Ball

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n Saturday, January 28th at 8:15 p.m., a small force of the Venice Shrine Club Keystone Kops, led by Chief Bill Moore, conducted a surprise raid on the Sahib Potentate’s Ball of the newly installed Ill. Sir Bill Balkwill being held at Sahib Shriners. The 300 in attendance witnessed the arrest of Illustrious Potentate Balkwill. He was taken into custody and was held for the infamous Keystone Kops Kangaroo Court. Charges by the Keystone Kops, against Ill. Sir Balkwill were impersonating a Shriner and other crimes against Shrinedom, to be determined later.

Ill. Sir’s bail was set at $500. Guests at the Potentate’s Ball were asked by First Lady Gail to take pity on the Potentate. Nobles and guests managed to raise sufficient funds to cover his bail and obtain his release. Those in attendance praised the Keystone Kops for their professional action and their faithfulness to duty. The raiding party from the Venice Shrine Club Keystone Kops consisted of the following nobles: Kops Chief Bill Moore, Assistant Chief Russ Mattson, Quartermaster Evan Lebson, Flatfoot Don Koleson and Flatfoot Garner Kimbrell. Be on the alert, the Kops are alive and well! 

Ill. Sir Bill Balkwill receives $9,500 (C.O.S.T. party funds) from Noble Joe Humphreys to go to Sahib’s Building Fund.

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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February Birthday Winner Betty Ederle February Anniversary Winners Noble Sheldon and Barbara Webster Sorry, no photos are available this month.

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

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y the time you read this, the U.S. President and our own “FireBall Express” Potentate William “Bill” Balkwill will have served their flock for two months. Changes have been made and I am sure there are more to come. The Clowns wish both of them success and their success will help the Clowns and our Shrine be successful. Fire! Two Clowns, Harold “Scrappy” Bell and Rick “Sliver” Taylor attended the East/West football players’ reception at the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa on January 15 and had a great time entertaining the patients and giving handshakes to the many players. Oh yes, we had to look up at them in more than one way. Big is not the correct word for their size, it should be more like really big. Despite the size, it was once again a beautiful picture to see these men play and work with the patients in games of catch or pushing in a swing. Oh yes, these guys were so happy to be in pictures with whomever. All Shriners should make sure they are part of this event and witness their patients in action. Of course, you can see pictures of Scrappy and Sliver in action at the hospital in my article. On Saturday, January 21st, Scrappy and Sliver traveled to Tropicana Field to be part of the East/West Football Game festivities on the field and in the stands. Before going inside, there was a “parking lot feast.” The Shrine had a space cordoned off where food and drinks were served in two lines for about two hours. Sure, we

had some barbecue chicken and ribs. Then, it was pregame introductions on the field followed by lots of fun for us entertaining the many children in the stands. It was a fun, but a long day. The Clowns’ Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance is now history and we hope that everybody had a great time celebrating with your Valentine or doing your thing for Mardi Gras. The Clowns say a big thank you to our ladies for their beautiful decorations and their time for putting them up. We will see you next year for even more fun. Well, we will see you soon in Arcadia and until then, remember it is our Shrine children for whom we are working. 

Clown Rick “Sliver” Taylor with a patient at the East/West Shrine players’ reception in Tampa.

Clown Harold “Scrappy” Bell entertaining a hospital patient at the reception for the East/West Shrine football players in Tampa.

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

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ear brother nobles and ladies, the Kentucky Colonels is a Sahib Unit that meets and dines with our ladies on Tuesdays. Pick up the phone and make your reservations at (414) 350-6061 for dinner at Tara Country Club for Tuesday, March 21. Future dinner/meeting dates for 2017 are April 25 and May 30. All dates are on Tuesdays, so please join us. 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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t the end of January, it was our band’s pleasure to welcome and play a couple of songs for our 2017 Potentate Bill Balkwill and his First Lady Gail. The members of our group are confident that he will be helpful and positive in this new position, and good for our organization during his year. He sure had a great gathering in the Main Hall for his Ball and we were happy to welcome him aboard along with the rest of the membership. Happy to tell you that our band is continuing to grow and now have welcomed one more gentleman to our little group in January. As always, we equip newcomers with a variety of instruments and someone is assigned to help the newcomers with their choices. Quite often a new person will

maybe change their first choice and decide to try some other instrument. It’s done often for one reason or another. Almost every member of this band can play more than one, and quite a few can play all of them. This helps our fearless leader, Floyd LaDue, adjust the band as a whole, to be the best we can be (borrowing a line from the Army). Being short of material this month, I will leave you with this note in case you have been paying attention, we practice most every Wednesday at 1900. This is after they do the big drawing in the lounge for the Queen of Hearts. Everyone is welcome, food is top notch, and you will have the opportunity to hear us rehearse. Wow, what a night you will have...until we meet again. 

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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March March 1 Nelson, Melvin Van Tassell, Clinton Calvert, Dorsey Leclerc, Marcel Hammer, Robert March 2 Maier, Ed Horton, James March 3 Wright, James Hall, Gerald Barney, Donald Burghardt, Brian Ruggiero, Alessio March 4 Rhodes, Richard Horsley, George March 5 Campbell, Edmund Raisovich, Daniel

March 6 Costa, Louis Lopez-Diaz, Fernando March 7 Cunningham, Tom Blount, Owen McDonough, Ryan Holsbeke, Travis March 8 Nicholson, Robert Tishman, Mark March 9 Rowe, David Lontz, James Bush, Norman March 10 Slabach, Irvin

March 11 Coverdale, Earl Maierhofer, Louis Mitchell, William Disher, Gary Sorbie, William March 13 Riley, Richard Krout, Robert Hamilton, Charles Tirpak, Michael March 14 Bloodsworth, Clifford Bekkenhuis, Paul March 15 Cianfaglione, Chester Davidson, Robert Chandler, Robert Welch, James March 16 Titus, Oliver

March 17 Spurr, Gustave Russo, Angelo

March 23 Reynolds, James Coyne, Patrick

March 18 Rubin, Alan North, William Furst, William Anson, John Shoemaker, Francis

March 24 Davis, Robert

March 29 Bott, Leyman Hauraney, David Leetzow, Leonard Norris, Keith Orsini, Michael

March 25 Mielke, Leroy Wermann, John

March 30 Brophy, John Fletcher, James

March 19 Griffith, Oscar Enger, Ron Long, William Davis, Jeffrey

March 26 Kinnaird, Donald Yates, Mark Lawrence, Chevy

March 31 Osganian, George Clayton, Frederick Rippner, Robert

March 21 Curtis, Keith March 22 Stafford, Frank Nuzum, John Holloway, Danny

March 27 Morrison, Ronald Kruse, Ernest March 28 Bauman, Kenneth Hart, Barry

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

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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter $9,500 C.O.S.T.

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

– – – – –

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, 11:30 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

Your Ad Here?

Meetings 1st Thursday of each Month at Sahib Shrine

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

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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 Peter Fazio Commodore

Annual Advertising Rates for the Sahib Shrine Reporter

Phone: 544-6513

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

JANUARY 2017 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – December 2016 Gains: Affiliated 0 Restored 0 Associates 0 Creations 0 Reversal 0 0 Losses: Demits 0 Expired 3 AMD 0 Suspended 1 Resigned 0 4

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. Leo Grumbley Jr Willard Ashburn William Guiducci William Caraker Raymond Huey Gerald Kabobel Myron Storch Peter Regan

1,073 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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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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t the core of the second section of the Master Mason’s Degree, lies a legend in which three unworthy Fellow Crafts plot against a worthy Mason. The appearance of these ruffians is one of the more memorable twists of our ceremonies. According to the Blue Lodge tradition, a crime is committed, the culprits captured and justice administered. In the Third Degree of Scottish Rite Masonry (which is neither conferred nor exemplified in this Grand Lodge jurisdiction), the legend is different in an important respect. The ruffians escape and the degree’s narrative moves on. It is not until the Ninth and Tenth Degrees that the Scottish Rite deals with the ruffians. This postponement is helpful. We are further along in our Masonic journey and have had a chance to reflect upon the story told thus far. The ruffians are not ancillary characters in the Scottish Rite, they symbolize numerous ideas and offer lessons to consider. As with all Masonic symbols, the ruffians can represent a number of things. Here are a few. In a political or societal sense, the ruffians can be given the names of King-craft, Priestcraft and Mob-craft. King-craft suggests political tyranny and despotism, those forms and practices of governance that threaten liberty and freedom. Priest-craft refers to religious intolerance and threats to our freedom of conscience. Mob-craft threatens the rule of law; the peace and safety of our society. To Masons who trace our symbolism back to ancient solar mysteries, the three ruffians represent the three winter months which plot to murder the beauty and glory of summer, destroying the life-giving heat of the Sun. The ruffians might remind us of the unconquerable cycles of life. At an individual level, the ruffians represent personal vices: ignorance, ambition and fanaticism. Such symbols are central themes of the Ninth and Tenth Degrees. Socrates wrote of ignorance. No man, he said, seeing good and evil side by side will choose evil unless he is too blind to see its results. Our own ignorance can deceive us as surely as any ruffian. Socrates’ remedy for such a vice was education.

So, one ruffian, by way of a negative example, encourages our continual search for Light. Plato, in his works, describes the dangers of ambition. He likens the life of a man to that of driving a team of two horses, one tame, called Self-Control, and one wild, named Ambition. So long as the wild horse of Ambition is held firmly, all goes well. But often enough, the wild horse gets loose and there is a runaway and a wreck. Ambition can disrupt our lives as surely as a ruffian. Aristotle admonishes fanaticism. He asserts we cannot grasp any Truth until we admit a certain moral weakness in our hearts. He would have us overcome this weakness with humility and the aid of Divine help. It is easy to recognize fanaticism in the world around us and still easier to ascribe it to others. But fanaticism and intolerance in our conduct, if not checked, can harm us as surely as a setting maul. There are still other allegories that might be reflected upon. We may consider the wounds the ruffians inflicted -- at the throat, heart, and head. The wound at the throat silences freedom of speech. The wound at the heart attacks the conscience and the head wound assaults the intellect and reason. In the Scottish Rite, the ruffians are not ancillary characters. They serve instructive purposes and contain rich symbolism. These three characters may give us as much to reflect upon as does the character and example of our Grand Master. The Ninth and Tenth Degrees of the Scottish Rite will be conferred at our Spring Reunion 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. At our March 13th meeting, Worshipful Kenneth Carolan, 32nd Degree, will present an education program. Casey Fletcher is Past Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 6 in Bartow, Florida. He avoids setting mauls.

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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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s this is my final “Reporter” article, it’s both a sad but happy moment. We had a great year. I am so thankful for all of you that helped and supported the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine. I have been very blessed to have been able to travel up the line. When I was told to enjoy each day, it didn’t really make sense. Over these last eight years, I have learned a lot, met a lot of new lady Shriners and became closer to the ones I already knew. Time went very fast and especially this last year. My special project with the luggage has been great and I will continue, as there are several organizations that can use luggage. To my executive board, my what a wonderful group! You have all worked very hard and the results sure showed. This last year with the parades, sewing groups, circus, Grand’s visit, our Christmas in July, our Christmas Party, the Fashion Show, the toy drive, and our visits to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa, along with the events that

our units hosted, we indeed stayed very busy. Let’s not forget our Unit Meet and our Grand Council. In November of 2017, our Court will be hosting the Unit Meet. Watch for more information as the months roll on. We welcomed in new ladies and lost several of our dear sisters and friends. They will be greatly missed. You ladies out there, if you want to work for our hospital children, we would love a chance to speak to you regarding joining the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine of North America. Here is a great big wish to our incoming executive board - good luck and this is truly a great Court! What a great and talented bunch of ladies to work with. I thank each one of you, I will never forget my year as High Priestess. You ladies never let me down, when our membership team needed volunteers to fill in, you were there, I never had to ask you to volunteer. Let’s not forget our Culinary Group with Lady Jennie Crawford, PGHP, leading the group. A good job well done. See you at the Shrine. 

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

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he banquet at Sahib Shriners for Nyla Temple No. 152 was honored to have Her Majesty Supreme Queen Cathy Carol Rose along with Illustrious Sir Bill Balkwill and First Lady Gail with us. It was an honor indeed to have all three. Nyla Temple is growing and we welcome you to join us for fun, fellowship and working for the Shriners Hospitals for Children - Tampa which is our main goal. I was just informed that Daughters of the Nile has given 60 million dollars to support the hospitals. We meet the first Thursday of each month (except June, July and August). Session begins at 11:00 a.m. with coffee and rolls beforehand. Come join us. Just ask for a petition. 

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the Sahara Restaurant, please call for reservations at 366-4449 extension 311 at least 24 hours in advance if possible, if not, please call early the day in which you plan to be in the Sahara. This will give the kitchen staff the knowledge of what and how much to prepare on that date. They attempt to have fresh meals prepared for your enjoyment and when reservations are not made, the kitchen is only guessing on how much or for how many to prepare for. Not having reservations is and continues to be a problem with shortages of food items which puts the manager and his staff in a precarious position of explaining the situation. Please, remember Wednesday and Friday are the only nights that our Sahara Restaurant is open for dinners in which it can produce income. Thursday is the Hillbilly Dinner which is a fundraiser for the Hillbilly Shrine Club and not for the Sahib’s Sahara Restaurant and Lounge. Don’t forget that lunch is served in the restaurant on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, so if you are out and about come by for lunch, there are always great specials made for your pleasure and don’t forget the lounge’s daily happy hour. The year continues and the “FireBall Express” continues rolling. Get on board as fun is happening for all. Don’t forget the child within and I’ll see you around Sahib. 

vegetable. The salad as entrée is twin salad plate consisting of chicken and tuna salad atop a bed of greens, garnished with tomato, hardboiled egg and cucumber. Dessert is fruited bread pudding with hard sauce. Our guest speaker at the March 3rd meeting will be Don Hermey, Chief Emergency Management of Manatee County. He will present a talk about hurricane preparedness in Manatee County. Upcoming socials include a tour of the Sarasota National Cemetery in February, a Marina Jacks cruise in March, a Tampa Bay Port cruise and/or a visit to the Florida Aquarium with a Dolphin cruise in September. If any of these socials are of interest, you might want to join us as a guest or become a member and enjoy all the activities planned for the Manatee Shrine Club. Contact either President Russell Sexton at drsexton45@gmail. com or (941) 773-7280 or 1st Vice President Marty Jordan at (941) 9812687 or ShrinerMJJ@aol.com. for how to join in on the fun. A big thank you to Palmetto pickers, Fred Rollins and David Schade, who ride their bikes to scour the town to pick up cans and have many people saving cans for them, including a few business places. Tab snapper helpers include Larry and Carol Robinett and Audrey Fedeles, with neighbors dropping in to help (Darlene Eggler, Mary Ann Miller and Judy Blackwood). They give the tabs to Noble Ed Cramer to turn in to the Shrine. They have been averaging about five pounds of tabs a week in a full gallon-sized zip lock bag. 

Sahib Motor Corps members were the cooks for Thursday and Friday nights. Hopefully, most of you reading this article, attended the Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, February 19. Our members had a great time preparing the food and we hope you had a great time eating it. We’ll have all the details to report next month. If you missed the February dinner, the Motor Corps will be back in November with another Spaghetti Dinner. That pretty much brings you up-to-date on recent Motor Corps happenings, but we have other events on the horizon. The first of these will occur on Thursday, March 9 when we will be escorting Imperial Potentate Chris L. Smith and his First Lady Ethel to Sahib Shriners for the Thursday luncheon. We anticipate a nice turnout of bikes for this event. The 9th annual Sam Swope Memorial Charity Ride, “We Ride So Kids Can Walk” is scheduled for the second weekend in March. This year’s ride will begin in Daytona Beach and end in Sanford. Several of our members will be headed over to Orlando to participate in the weekend events and the ride on Sunday, March 12. Sam Swope had been a great supporter of Masonic organizations and charities, including Shriners Hospitals for Children. Last year, more than 1,000 motorcyclists took to the road for a scenic 52-mile route from Bahia Shriners to the Seminole Harley-Davidson dealership in Sanford. The annual Arcadia Rodeo Parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 11. We expect to participate. Kickstands up at Sahib Shriners at 9:00 a.m. and parade scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. We have five members and their ladies with birthdays in March. They are Bob Hammer (Hammertime) on the 1st, Lady Amanda Cyphers on the 2nd, Lady Kelly deStefano on the 15th, Barry Hart (Policyman) on the 28th and Lady Jean Ragsdale on the 29th. No anniversaries this month. 

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

Join the Prestige Unit Compliments of the

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Monthly, contact President for monthly schedule. President: Bud Glidden Phone: (941) 358-2285 Email: cgbmcm1@aol.com Secretary: Chuck Barrett Phone: (941) 321-3253 Email: cbarrett2@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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VENICE SHRINE CLUB

To encourage and promote fun and fellowship for our Units and Clubs and provide the essential leadership that will guide them to accomplish the same. Our prime focus at all times will be our philanthropic mission to support Shriners Hospitals for Children, a world-class network of specialty hospitals.

ALL MASONS AND NOBLES WELCOME! Meets 3rd Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at the Left Coast Seafood Co. US Hwy 41 Bypass Intersection of Albee Farm Road & US-41 N Contact: Jim Fahey

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Boxes What are they? A plastic cube with a slot in the top. What are the boxes for? To help collect donations, money for our Shriners Hospitals for Children to help relieve the pressure from the Hospital Days Fund Drive. Where are the boxes to be? In any store or business, preferably near a cash register. Within eyesight of customers making it easy for them to put their change in the box. When are the boxes to be used? All year round, so our friends can donate small amounts of cash at any time. As most of you know, many businesses have some kind of collection boxes on their counters, so why not one of ours? Call the Sahib Office at 366-4449 if you can arrange a placement.

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

membership. Sahib is always in need

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, 2017, they have collected 113,835 lbs., for a total of $61,166.16 for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa.

many activities to become involved

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on PULL TABS 1. Why not collect the whole can? Collecting complete cans would require a great deal more storage space. You should go ahead and recycle the rest of the can in the normal way, in the dumpster behind Sahib. 2. How many tabs in a pound? 1,267. 3. How many tabs will a gallon milk jug hold? About 5 pounds worth. 4. How does it work and where does the money go? The tabs are delivered to the Sahib office (or almost any Sahib club/unit location) and then taken to the recycling center. The money netted from recycling goes directly into the “Wheel Chair Repair Fund” at the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children. Call:

Marylou Ellis Chickie Johnson

of assistance with duties, there are 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.

(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

941-359-8808 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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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.............................................................. TBD Treasurer..................................................................... TBD 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

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

OFFICE STAFF Administrative Assistant.............................................. Susan Norris Financial Assistant............................................... Jeanette Mendez Event Coordinator............................................... Linda Glendinning Food & Beverage Manager............................................. Ed Shauan Executive Chef....................................................... Kevin Tomlinson

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

CHAPLAIN Chief Chaplain........................................................ Lou Ortt PP 33°

2017 DIVAN ADDRESSES, PHONES AND EMAIL

SAHIB TRUST FUND Chairman................................................................... Ken Pedersen Trustees........................................... Jules Simon, Charles Hamilton

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............................................... Del Rawlinson County Fair Co-Chairman.......................................... Bruce Porter Dog Track Chairman........................................... Ill. Sir Bill Balkwill 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

POTENTATE William “Bill” Balkwill (Gail) 2151 Riviera Dr. Sarasota, FL 34232-3517 (941) 915-4014 balkwill@verizon.net

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET Gene Marinelli (Jeanne) 1201 Bellflower St. Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 928-6704 genecm@yahoo.com

CHIEF RABBAN Del Rawlinson (Juanita) 2301 Wood Street Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 951-0033 drawlinson@comcast.net

ORIENTAL GUIDE TBD

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

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 ................................................................ 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 Mariners...................................................... Peter Fazio (544-6513) Marshal’s Staff............................................. Ron Enger (918-8713) Model T’s................................................... Ron LeVene (753-3769) Oriental Band............................................................................ TBA Past Masters ........................................ Douglas Dobbs (545-1726) 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 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 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 Mariners ................................................. 29 Model Ts / Classic Cars............................ 28 Oriental Band........................................... 40 Pipes and Drums..................................... 40 Provost Guard.......................................... 40

NEW ADVERTISERS IN MARCH

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

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

Sahib Shrine

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

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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


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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1

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

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3

4

11:00am Men’s Luncheon 12:45pm Stated Meeting 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

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 Imperial Potentate & Imperial Lady Visit/ Luncheon 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

Azan Potentate’s Ball

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

11:00am BINGO-MH

TREASURERS ASSOCIATION - TAMPA SARASOTA CO FAIR

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

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

5:00pm Giant Buffet

1

Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month

10:00am Club/Unit Head Mtg

REPORTER DEADLINE For May Issue

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8:00am Pancake Breakfast

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

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

8:00am Sahib Golf Outing/ Bobby Jones 1:00pm Sahib Golf Party

April

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:00pm Model Ts 7:30pm Clowns

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

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 11:30am Shriners & Ladies Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

10:00am Palmetto DeSoto Childrens’ Parade 11:30am Scottish Rite Luncheon 5:00pm Good Friday Fish Fry

5:00pm ROTC Ball-MH

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

6:30am Scottish Rite Reunion I - Tampa Morocco Potentate’s Ball

FEAST OF WARRIORS - FT. MYERS H I L L B I L LY D AY S - P I K E V I L L E , K Y

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 8:00am SWAY Guild - MH

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

11:00am BINGO-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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

5:00pm Giant Buffet

7:30am Scottish Rite Reunion II - Tampa 8:00am SWAY Guild - MH Marzug Potentate’s Ball Hadji Potentate’s Ball


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