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Volume 36, Number 5

Sarasota, Florida

May 2017

Under the Leadership of Ill. Sir William Balkwill 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 366-4449 Check out our websites! SahibShrine.org SarasotaShrineCenter.com ShrineLive.com

May 1 REPORTER DEADLINE 6 Club/Unit Head Meeting, 10:00 a.m. 10 Stated Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 6 13 Widows Sons 2017 Rock Concert, 6:00 p.m., 33 20 BOSS HAWG BAND - LIVE, 7:30 p.m., 5 21 Shriners Day/Tampa Bay Rays, 9:30 a.m., 12 27 TUCCI BAND - LIVE, 7:30 p.m., 5 29 Memorial Day - Sahib Closed June 1 NO REPORTER DEADLINE 3 Club/Unit Head Meeting, 10:00 a.m. HATLEY BAND - LIVE, 7:30 p.m., 5 6 Shriners International Awareness Day, 38 17 ONE NIGHT RODEO BAND - LIVE, 7:30 p.m., 5 30 REPORTER DEADLINE FOR AUGUST

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


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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 www.SarasotaShrineCenter.com www.shrinelive.com Editor-in-Chief Ed Firquin Phone: (941) 366-4449 ext. 305. Email: edwintracy@verizon.net Staff Photographer 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.

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Potentate’s Message

Nobles and ladies, Spring is here and the days are getting longer. We started April with a great 50’s, 60’s, 70’s Sahib Unit Spring Sock Hop in the Sahara Lounge/Restaurant. Most everyone dressed up in their favorite oldies outfit. See the pictures of this event in this edition of “The Reporter”. If you were not there, you missed a good time. I want to thank everyone who helped put this on and the units that donated their money and time. We had a Mini-Ceremonial on March 30th and brought in five new members. Please see Past Potentate Connie Jacobi and High Priest & Prophet Gene Marinelli to bring in your new members. I’m proud of our parade units: Marshall, Provost Guards, Legion of Honor, Clowns, Model Ts, Venice Keystone Kops, North Port Shrine Club, Hillbilly Shrine Club, Hospital Transportation Roadrunners and Divan. Sahib won “2017 Grand Champion Arcadia Rodeo Parade.” Good job! Let’s give the Hillbilly Shrine Club a big thank you for donating $12,500 to Sahib Shrine. Clan Raban Ron Johnson presented the check to us. Bingo is still our SUPER FUNDRAISER and if you can help on Tuesdays, please come in. Summer means many less volunteers available, so if you can, please help. We have taken a different approach in the kitchen and it has taken a few months to get it back in order. Noble Sam Chavers is volunteering to run the kitchen with one cook. We could use some extra help in the kitchen on Mondays, Wednesdays and the Thursdays Men’s Luncheons and Friday night dinners. If you haven’t noticed, the food has gotten much better. Our hats go off to the kitchen and waiting staff. Manatee Shrine Club is working with the Pittsburgh Pirates in helping with the concessions’ operations. This is a good way to make some additional money for your unit or club at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida. See Noble Jim Smith. The Sahib Shrine Gun Raffle has about 50 tickets left, at $20 each; remember this is a oneof-a-kind RIFLE with the Sahib 35th Anniversary logo on the stock of the gun or you could win $1,000 in cash. See Chief Executive Aide Bill Athas. On May 21, at 1:10 p.m., it is Shriners’ Day at the Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees. See Noble Roger King or me for tickets - we have 47 and they are going fast! I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter and had the opportunity to be with family. Remember to support your Shrine and keep a child in your heart! Fraternally Yours, William “Bill” Balkwill Sahib Potentate 2017

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canisters March 2017 Noble

Location

Club/Unit Amount

Ed Cramer Leroy Hocking Dick Schmidt Unknown

Hungry Howies - Palmetto MSC KFC - 63rd - Bradenton Hungry Howies - 59th Bradenton Hungry Howies - Desoto Mall KFC I-75 & Rt 64 Hungry Howies - Ellenton Oneco Meats, Inc. Model Ts

$41.98 6.67 32.86 64.69 58.80 42.78 71.30

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!

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL March Transportation Report Ken Clark, Hospital Chairman

Official Call

MAY 2017 STATED MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT MAY 10, 2017

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

Jim Pinson Dorwin Pulford Dick Schmidt Gary Schweinshaupt Joe Smedley Ernie Sturges 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.

• 6:00 p.m. Fun and Fellowship • 7:30 p.m. Meeting Opens • Electing Oriental Guide & Trustee/Operational Trust • Balloting • 2017 Dues card and Fez required • No short pants

Official Call

AUGUST STATED MEETING THURSDAY NOON AUGUST 10, 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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Chief Rabban Del Rawlinson, drawlinson@comcast.net

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obles, we want to wish all of you returning to the north a very safe journey. Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall. What a great (busy) year we are having here at Sahib. As we wind down for the summer, I want to emphasize that Sahib will be open for business. We urge you to attend our events. Attendance at our activities is a major problem for Sahib Shrine.

To succeed, we need you to come out and support your fraternity. Check your calendars for the up and coming events. The opportunities here are many and we hope you are taking advantage of these events. We must keep our Shriners involved with the various opportunities that we have. Please get involved in your clubs and units. It takes a village. Until next month, be kind to one another. 

Recorder Ed Firquin, recorder@sahibshrine.org

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ith courage, our Potentate Ill. Sir Bill Balkwill and Divan have put in many hours in the past few months reviewing our budgeting and revenue programs. Although difficult, with guidance from our Treasurer Wayne Thomas, the change to a new accounting system has disclosed many shortcomings of the accounting program. Now, with a new system, profit and loss can be determined. Projects that are profitable will continue and those that are not, unfortunately, must be stopped as we oversee the revenue needed to meet the obligations of Sahib. With our decreasing membership, we must review where and what produces revenue. The Divan is striving to manage Sahib as a business

with review of costs and cutting costs where they can be cut. The Potentate and Divan understand that some activities have been part of Sahib for many years, but as time has changed, society is changing. Sahib must change to continue to exist, for the reason of managing Sahib as a business, some difficult decisions concerning activities must be made. Unfortunately, Sahib does not have the luxury of 2,000 plus members as we did in 2003. As I advised the nobles at the April Stated Meeting the report of membership to the Imperial was approximately 1,000. Only 700 are in good standing for 2017, those members that are in arrears with

Assistant Rabban Bruce Porter, bruceporter@hotmail.com

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he Shrine is not a building. The Shrine is you, all of you! The Divan works for you. If we do not know what you need, and what you want, we cannot effectively work. We ask that you communicate with us, and the best way to do that is brother to brother, face to face at the Shrine building or a Shrine function. With positive attitudes and civility, we will ensure that Sahib Shrine continues to survive and thrive. Peace be with you.  We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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SHRINE CLUB DIRECTORY DIRECTOR OF CLUBS Floyd LaDue

CLUB COUNCIL Sec./Treas.: TBA

ENGLEWOOD SHRINE CLUB President: Irvin Hopkins - 941-661-0212 Email: irvhopkins@gmail.com Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Englewood Elks 11:30 am. Lunch 12 Noon

HILLBILLY SHRINE CLUB

MANATEE SHRINE CLUB

MOTOR CORPS SHRINE CLUB

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

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

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 - 941-423-2476 5284 Pinehurst Court North Port, FL 34287 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 May Menu 4…Beef Bourguignon 11…Chicken & Yellow Rice 18…Baked Ham 25…Salisbury Steak 

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Manatee Shrine Club Russell Sexton, President, drsexton45gmail.com

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his month’s attendance was limited to thirty members due to approximately twenty-five members working at the baseball game concession at LECOM Park. Next month we should return to over fifty in attendance. The March meeting was a joint one with the ladies in attendance. It was a nice break from our all-male luncheon and we men were on our good behavior. Thanks go out to Noble Ed Cramer, the winner of the 50/50 drawing, for his donation of the $26 award going to the Manatee Shrine Club treasury. The club social calendar is filling up with an April 25th Marina Jacks luncheon cruise scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon. A signup sheet was made available at the April meeting. A baseball worker’s recognition social is tentatively scheduled for October after the return of our snowbird members. The idea is to recognize the volunteers with a photo program of their ball park activities and a dinner. April was also the month in which our club played the host role at the Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance on Tuesday, April 11. The theme was a “Spring Fling” and the MSC ladies provided the table decorations. Important MSC news: The MSC Board of Directors has a request for an active MSC member to accept asap the position of 1st V.P. The new 1st V.P. will have the support for 2018 of all the board members including Russ Sexton, as Past President, and the entire board of directors. Please let any of the board members (Nobles Paul Zeissler, Bill Padelford, Ron LeVene, Jim Smith, Connie Jacobi, Jim Fletcher, and Ernie Ryder) know of your interest in volunteering for the 1st V.P. position. This position is vital for the

continued success of our club. At the April 7th meeting, the guest speaker was Wanda Odum, Activities Director of the Florida Masonic Home, located in Pinellas County. She will inform us of the benefits of a retirement in a Masonic Home and the financial requirements to enter the Masonic Home care system. The hot meal entrée at the April meeting was a house salad, chicken fried steak with country gravy, mashed potatoes and chef ’s vegetables. The cold entrée was a spring salad with grilled pineapple and chicken. The dessert was vanilla ice cream with strawberry topping. Meal reservation options, current and trial method: The current method for making meal reservations is to respond to a meal reservation email sent out to all members by me, Russell Sexton, or contact me at (941) 773-7280. In addition, as a trial method of making meal reservations, I will ask if you always order a hot or cold entrée and plan to attend each monthly meeting; you only need to indicate your meal order once for the entire MSC season. You will only need to respond to monthly meal reservation emails if you plan NOT to be in attendance. If you choose not to make a commitment for the year, please respond to the monthly meal reservation email by the cut-off date which is always the Friday before the meeting. Payment and meal tickets will be at the door. No cancellation later than 72 hours before the luncheon. Please note that you must sign in at the front reservation desk and receive a meal ticket. This requirement is necessary for us to keep a record of the number of meals for which we are charged by Peridia. 

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

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t’s May already. Where did the first four months of the year go? We’ve been riding quite a bit since the last edition of “The Reporter” and we will be doing more this month. Hopefully on Memorial Day we’ll pause to remember the men and women who died while serving in our nation’s armed forces. So, the Motor Corps, along with others, salute our veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice. On Sunday, April 9th, members of the Motor Corps and the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association supported the Tour de Cure in Lakewood Ranch in support of the American Diabetes Association. This is the third year for this event which has proven to be very popular in the Lakewood Ranch area. The Florida Association of Shrine Motor Corps (FASMC) will be holding its annual meeting

and competition in Orlando the weekend of May 3 - 7th. The actual motorcycle competitions will take place at the Manheim Florida Auto Auction of Orlando. We are hoping to have several of our members in competition. The Motor Corps will be making its annual spring pilgrimage to Murphy, North Carolina the weekend of May 18 - 21. We will be riding in the mountains with some beautiful scenery. This is always a fun trip, albeit a long one. Although it’s only May, in about ten weeks the Motor Corps will be taking over for the Hillbillys during the Thursday night dinners. Instead of the Hillbilly Buffet, the Motor Corps will be serving up their famous burgers, onion rings, and maybe even some battered mushrooms, plus several other items on our menu. More details forthcoming in . . .continued on page 14 

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

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he month of March was a very full one for the Venice Shrine Club Kops. The Kops with nine members along with “Paddy” our infamous preWorld War II paddy wagon motored to Arcadia for their notable Rodeo. All the Kops had a wonderful pancake breakfast at the local Methodist Church. There were nine nobles on the streets of Arcadia. Two drivers, two balloon attendants, four foot patrolmen and one high wheeled patrolman. The question was, who had more fun? The Kops or the locals enjoying the parade. The parade was followed by a delicious lunch that was supplied by Noble Joe Smedley local ranch owner in Arcadia. March 18 saw a second raid - the RCR pancake breakfast being held at the RCR Recreation Hall in Nokomis. The raiding party consisted of the Kops’ Chief Bill Moore, the Assistant Chief Mattson along with two foot patrolmen with one prisoner in tow. The Pancake Chairman Bill Rogowski was placed under arrest and cuffed to the already captured prisoner. Approximately

eighty folks enjoying the pancakes were subsequently arrested. Charges against the body was for not drinking and most likely not planning to attend the Car Show to be held later in the day. After negotiations between the Chief and a spokesperson representing the arrested party, it was agreed that all would be released if all agreed to begin drinking again and with a further assurance that all would attend the Car Show later in the day. The infamous “Paddy” was available for all Car Show enthusiasts to look over for their inspection. Nobles, the Kops are always willing to accept new members. The only requirement is membership in the Venice Shrine Club and you are a Kop just by being a member of the club! The Venice Shrine Club meets at Left Coast Seafood Restaurant in Venice on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Social hour is 11:00 a.m. and Lunch is 12:00 noon. Reservations not required. 

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their dues are approximately 300. The dues income from those in arrears is not available for the 2017 budget year. There are many out of 300 that have not paid 2016 dues and by Imperial Bylaws, if these nobles are not in good standing by the end of 2017, they must be suspended. Nobles reflect on your position in the membership of Sahib. As the Potentate and Divan strived to find revenue, it observed the success of the Widow Sons concert projects over the past few years. So, “Shrine LIVE” was created with help of members and volunteers from the community, but was not committed to until now. Now with commitment to this project, local bands will be performing in the Main Hall on Saturday nights with top name nationally known bands coming in at times throughout the year. A committee is established and has responsibility for obtaining top bands that draw people from the area that enjoy country, rock and blues music. Sahib has one of the best halls for music with a bar and restaurant which will produce income by ticket sales with limited food and drink being sold during these performances. Sarasota was known in the past as one of the great music areas in the country, “Shrine LIVE” may help Sarasota return to that recognition. Check out this edition of “The Reporter” and visit www.sahiblive.com for dates and

SAHIB REPORTER bands scheduled to perform during May and June. Come and enjoy our local talent at “Shrine LIVE”; looking for the young and those that think young. A new box office created from First Lady Gail’s project is now located in the atrium which will provide Marylou and Bobby an area to sell tickets during the days they are available. The box office will allow purchases during any day or time of the week by credit card by going to www.sarasotashrinecenter.com. This will allow people wanting to attend activity at Sahib to purchase tickets to attend entertainment provided at Sahib by going to either website. There will be some bumps as we go into the future, with the help of our nobles and ladies, we will succeed and make Sahib a place for people to gather, create new members and have fun in a safe place in Sarasota. Don’t forget to visit the Sahara Lounge and Restaurant with new items on a new menu. See you around the Shrine and don’t forget the child within. 

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the next edition of “The Reporter” since there is no July edition. We have a number of competitions and events on the schedule for the next several months. But, we’ll save that for next month. In the meantime, “hydrate and inflate.” (That’s your body and your tires!) We have three birthdays and four anniversaries to report this month. Birthdays include Lady Leslie Bock (Skittles) on May 10, Lady Muriel Young (Snow Angel) on the 19th and Scott Steelman (Gray Fox) on the 25th. Anniversaries include Eric Bock (Ironman) and Lady Leslie on the 3rd, Mark deStefano and Lady Kelly Pace on the 4th, Bryan Pullman (Shortcut) and Lady Terri on the 7th and John Hubbard (Hotrod) and Lady Carol on the 24th. 

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(Through month stated,  = New or Renewed this month) 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) 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) April 2020 Everett & Evelyn Blount Jim Dunlap March 2020 Audrey Schmitt (In memory of Donald Schmitt) December 2019 Jim Dunlap November 2019 Margaret Lawrence (In Loving Memory of Donald Lawrence) Sahib Golf Committee August 2019 Peggy Cloutier (In Memory of Oscar Cloutier) Midge Jordan (In Memory of Doug Jordan) David R. Magdalik Kevin & Susan Sapio July 2019 Evelyn L. Noe (In memory of Frank Noe) May 2019 Kenneth & Betty Terryberry Dale & Donna LaBell Harold & Mary Stuver March 2019 Michael Clarke February 2019 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Robert Berlund) (In Memory of Preston Sturdevant, Jr.) (In Memory of Earl Hadley) Laura Atz (In Memory of Eugene Atz) Charles & Mary Jane Hamilton December 2018 Bud & Carole Glidden Ann Lassig Nyla Temple #152 Daughters of the Nile

November 2018 Charles H. Burke Nancy Holmes (In Loving Memory of George Holmes) August 2018 Jack & Marti Bryant Giles Light April 2018 Ted & Anita Moltz February 2018 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Robert Everly) Joe & Marion Mitchell (In Memory of Phil Mitchell) January 2018 Charles & Pauline Baker (In Memory of Betsy Baker) September 2018 In Memory of Dr George & Dorothy Robinson Sahib Temple Guard December 2017 William & Maryann Adams September 2017 Marion Podewitz (In Memory of Bill Podewitz) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Paul Tobias) August 2017 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Philip Mitchell, PP) June 2017 Manatee Shrine Club May 2017 Margaret Hayes (In Memory of Barry Hayes) Sahib Shrine Mariners

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

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s you know, May brings spring flowers and it also means that the snowbirds head north. Of course, this means that our Clown membership will shrink also. We hope that “Corny”, “Checkers”, and “Gabby” have a safe and happy summer and return soon. You can see all these Clowns in the picture as we all gathered before the Arcadia Rodeo Parade. The parade was short, but the Clowns had a great time amusing all the people along the parade route. It should be noted that our Shrine won the trophy for being the outstanding unit in the parade. We are sorry that we will not be able to perform at the Children’s Parade in Palmetto next month. Last month I talked about a review of the “Red Sneaker” located in the corner of the jewelry sales counter in our Main Hall. The original idea came from Noble Bob Andrews using a “plaster of shoe” to collect money to purchase canvas shoes for Boston’s Burn Hospital patients. The sneaker was presented to the NESCA membership and it was then accepted by the Shrine membership at the Imperial Session in Atlanta, Georgia in July 1973. Noble Abe Flacks went to Keds Corporation and sold their leaders and union on the idea of a giant red hightop sneaker. The union agreed to build twelve shoes initially, one for each Shrine region and, eventually, Keds donated over fifty shoes that are still being used by the Sneaker Fund for collection of monies. For many

years, this fund was used to purchase sneakers for the patients in need of sneakers at the many Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Sneaker Fund has continued over these many years by the International Shrine Clown Association (ISCA) to collect money for our Shriners Hospitals for Children even though patients no longer use a canvas shoe in the hospital. Through the “Red Sneaker” collection and hard work by the Shrine Clowns all over the world, several million dollars have been generated and donated to the Shrine Hospital funds. This is the story of the “Red Sneaker” and the Sahib Clown Unit appreciates your help in our “Red Sneaker” project. Next month our Clowns will be sending our collection to ISCA for distribution to our Shriners Hospitals for Children and once again, the Sahib Clowns say, “thank you” to the Sahib nobles and others for their help in filling our “Red Sneaker”. It should be noted that five of our Sahib Clowns are members of ISCA. Many of you have seen the Clown calliope in front of Sahib Shriners playing circus music for the patrons as they come and go from the King Pins’ famous Pancake Breakfast. In addition to the calliope, you will often see one of our Clowns at the breakfast entertaining the patrons. We thank “Checkers” Grant and “Corny” Cobb for their service. As I close another month of Clown news, just remember, “it is our Shrine children for whom we are working”. 

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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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Oriental Band Jim Austin, jau1060866@aol.com

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s briefly mentioned in the April “Reporter”, the Oriental Band entertained the members of Pleasant Lake Mobile Park at the end of March. It’s the third time we have been invited to play there, and it’s a genuine pleasure to go out there. The folks there are friendly, generous and so very accommodating. They had many places for our group to park (always a problem), ice cream and cake after we ended and a very genuine appreciation for our performance. There were quite a few nobles living in the park; saw several in Fezzes and quite a bunch with unit shirts. We love to play out there. On other matters, we are still determined to play at Daytona Beach for the Imperial Session the beginning of July. We still don’t know if there is going to be a competition, but we have heard

over the grapevine that a band from Oregon is going to be there, having come about 4,000 miles with their band trailer for the big parade. Wow! Guess we should think about taking ours, after all it’s only about 150 miles and we don’t want folks to think we are pikers - do we? Floyd, our musical director, has been experimenting with different songs and programs, so whatever comes up, we will be prepared. Got a question from one of the noble’s wives the other day. She asked if the band ever did anything but win first place in all these competitions. The answer is, we have been awarded second place twice, but we just gave them to the Special Olympics kids, we sure didn’t want them. That’s all folks, give your sweetie a hug and stay healthy till we meet again. 

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May May 1 Sanger, Allan Ryder, Ernest Kelty, Nathan May 2 Schultz, William Yeo, James Erb, Calvin Glasgow, Loyd Lloyd, Kenneth Mitchell, Glen Kruse, Thomas

May 6 Sims, Donald Ross, Gilbert

May 11 Flow, Vincent Armstrong, Gordon

May 7 Jones, Olen Biegel, Robert Cancro, George

May 12 Shrum, Ronnie

May 8 Marx, Wayne Yong, John Foster, Ricahrd

May 3 Paxton, Thomas Coffman, Donald Sprague, Kevin

May 9 Arnold, Charles Hochroth, Alan Lang, David

May 4 Bryson, Donald

May 10 Simmons, Connie Smith, James Dudash, Fred

May 5 Tobias, Stewart Baxter, Norris Baldinger, Roger

May 13 Koerner, Donald Smith, Lowell Comrie, Michael May 14 Robertson, John Litzenberger, Thomas Jobe, James Osika, Edward Foxworthy, Ronald Grove, Ronald May 16 Julian, John Kendall, Adam

May 17 King, Albert Sustman, Frederich Anderson, Carl Hocker,Richard Dunning, William Brewer, Mark Mitchell, Douglas May 18 Anthony, George May 19 Peterson, Charles Pahl, Siegried Davis, Robert Baillie, Norman McClaskey, Benjamin May 21 Dasso, Ernest Kraus, Eugene Rockey, Emerson Shelden, Harold

May 22 Ellsworth, James Martens, John Christian, George Stafford, John May 23 Horton, Marvin Hartley, Richard May 24 Otto, Byron Stika, Arthur May 25 Steelman, Scott Care, Darrin May 26 Espy, Burton Baker, Charles Levesque, Gary May 28 Taylor, Rick

2017 SAHIB SHRINERS PARADE SCHEDULE September 4

9:00 a.m.

Englewood Pioneer Days Parade

October 21

10:00 a.m.

Venice Sun Fiesta Parade

November 25

7:00 p.m.

Venice Holiday Parade

December 2

7:00 p.m.

Sarasota Holiday Parade

December 9

5:00 p.m.

North Port Poinsettia Parade

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

May 29 Oakley, James Quesnel, Omer Zeissler May 30 Chaby, Beryl Siegel, Glen Sharff, Paul May 31 Baker, Glenn Ellis, Steve Sanchez, Juan Degnan, Richard


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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

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: __________________________________

Cabiri $200 In memory of PP William Zurlo and PP Tom Millaway

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 $1000 James R. Dunlap

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

Make your check payable to:

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.

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

Sahib Mariners Do You Enjoy Boating?

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

AT SAHIB SHRINE Meetings 1st Thursday of each Month at Sahib Shrine

Peter Fazio Commodore

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Advertising in the Sahib Reporter 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/ Annual Advertising Rates for the Sahib Shrine Reporter

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

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

MARCH 2017 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – February 2017 Gains: Affiliated 0 Restored 0 Associates 1 Creations 5 Reversal 0 6 Losses: Associate Drop 2 Demits 11 Expired 6 AMD 0 Suspended 1 Resigned 0 20

In Memoriam

1,068

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. James E. Bernheim Richey E. Leamer William Robert Peckham

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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 President: Russell Sexton Phone: 941-773-7280 Email: drsexton45@gmail.com

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


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

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ast month’s missive reminded us that words are symbols for great ideas, concepts and beliefs. It asserted that we need to be attentive to their meanings so that they retain their usefulness. Freemasonry offers us many words and language that symbolize great ideas and concepts, such as Justice (May 2014 issue) or Virtue (November 2014 and February 2016 issues). In April, we considered the words “moral” and “morality.” We considered the views of Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), who asserted morality is determined by reason; Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), who held that morality is based on will; and David Hume (1711-1776) who argued morality is determined by human desires. Ah, much to think about. But is the matter settled? In an essay entitled “Where the New Science of Morality Goes Wrong”, philosophers James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky provide some thoughts and ideas that may be worthwhile for a Freemason’s search for the meaning of the word “moral.” (Their essay is a critique of scientism and its limitations.) They identify three different types of morality: prescriptive, descriptive and instrumental. Prescriptive morality is grounded in fundamental laws; it directs human behavior based on authoritative rules and values. Generally, prescriptive morality is derived from sacred texts that assert what acts are genuinely right or wrong. Prescriptive morality, without apology, is judgmental. It is morally wrong to kill people for fun. The source of prescriptive morality is something greater and more authoritative than our own judgment. Descriptive morality is the realm of “social rules and practices” that groups develop to constrain certain kinds of actions or encourage the pursuit of others. Societies or groups develop moral codes of conduct deemed beneficial and helpful – without asserting whether they are “really” right or wrong in an intrinsic sense. Such codes facilitate the functioning of a community. Chivalric codes might be an example of descriptive morality. Instrumental morality associates results with

means and is akin, perhaps, to the utilitarianism of philosophers such as John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham. An act is “right” if it is instrumental in producing a “good” result. This is perhaps the weakest of the types, but is important to recognize it so to distinguish it from the other two. As Freemasons, we first entered the Lodge with some sense of prescriptive morality. We rely on (our interpretation of) the Volume of Sacred Law and, hopefully, return to it often as the “rule and guide” to our conduct. Our ritual references the VSL often and helps us define or recognize morality in a prescriptive sense. Freemasonry seems to concern itself most with descriptive morality; our work is replete with “valuable instruction” regarding social and moral codes that promote and enhance harmony in society. The 7th Degree, Provost and Judge, and the 11th Degree, Elu of the Twelve, teach us much about demonstrating Justice in our lives; emulating impartiality and disinterestedness. But neither degree ever defines Justice prescriptively; they only describe how we should behave for the betterment of society. Morality. The word symbolizes a great idea and thought. We should not utter it casually without examining that which it symbolizes. Exploring its origin (whether from reason, will or passion, or otherwise) and its type (prescriptive, descriptive or instrumental, or otherwise) can guide our steps in our search for enlightenment, Light and wisdom. The search continues at the next Scottish Rite on October 21st and 28th. 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 May 8th meeting, Brother Joseph Gonzalez, 32nd Degree KCCH will present an educational program. Casey Fletcher is Past Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 6 in Bartow, Florida. He writes about whatever he has read during the previous month and observes that these articles can be derived from unlikely sources. He does not read Sports Illustrated. 

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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 Carol Hart, High Priestess, hrthrt@verizon.net

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ur Installation is over and the new officers are ready to get to work. Thank you to everyone that attended and helped with the preparation and clean-up. Although Illustrious Sir Bill Balkwill was unable to attend due to other commitments, we know how busy he is, and want to thank him for sending Assistant Rabban Bruce Porter in his place. Each of our units performed their new skits for everyone to enjoy; they were: Songbirds led by Lady Marian Cox, Oriental Dancers led by PHP Lady Nydia Pease, Clowns led by Lady Marjorie Haab, Merrie Makers led by Lady Ginny Hochroth, and Klassy Kickers led by PHP Lady Mary Nell Fletcher. They were spectacular! If any of these units sound interesting to you, please see our members for a petition and come join us for fun, fellowship and fraternity. There are always petitions in the desk drawer outside of the Sahib Office. The new officers are all studying their new parts and we would like to invite any members that haven’t been to Court for a while to come and check us out. If any ladies are unable to attend due to transportation issues, call us and we will try to find someone in your area for you to ride with. We soon will be headed to Sandusky, Ohio for our 103rd Grand Council Session at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Water Park. Can’t wait to see old friends and meet new ones. This is our annual get together for all the sixty-eight Courts

located in the Continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada. Just imagine the fun when that many women get together, to learn, shop and participate in our Grand Installation. As our Grand High Priestess Lady Diana Schmitz mentioned on her visit, “Did I mention the candy shop?” Can’t wait to report on this when we return. Over the next few months I will feature each of our units and social clubs to give you an idea of all we do. Our Hospital Sewing Workshop is a group of ladies that meet on the fourth Thursday of the month and have been sewing items for use at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa, Chicago, Springfield and Twin Cities led by PHP Lady LaVerne Mims. Last year they sent 309 items to these hospitals. You don’t need to be able to sew as there are many other jobs of painting squares, cutting out patterns, and yes, we even have ladies who enjoy ironing. This group loves to make quilts, hats, gloves and covers for the casts that some children require. We have sewing machines, sergers and all the material and supplies needed to complete the projects. Does this sound like something you would enjoy? As you can see, our ladies are always on the go and are very busy doing many projects for the children. Come join our ladies and be part of our great Court. 

Nyla Temple No. 152 by Katherine A. Rodd, Queen, kahr1946@gmail.com

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e had a beautiful Installation. It was so nice to see a blanket of color. Each officer wore their favorite color for the ceremony. We look to have a fun-filled year with some new twists along the way. Stay tuned to our reports that will interest you. We are always looking to increase our membership and wish to see some of our seasoned members attending session. For additional information about Daughters of the

Nile, please email me at kahr1946@gmail.com or phone me at (941) 776-0937. 

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(L-R) 2nd CL Patti Koopman, Treasurer Brenda Meadows, Princess Kay Neary, High Priestess Carol Hart, Assoc. Princess Brenda Ward, Recorder Linda Farney, 1st CL Barbarann Cordova.

High Priestess Carol Hart with Assistant Rabban Bruce Porter

(L-R) Grand Treasurer Annette Lesser, Grand Princess Janet Larson, High Priestess Carol Hart, PGHP Judith Cline-Junkins, PGHP Jennie Crawford, PGHP Carol Roberts. We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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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 CONTACT:

of Sahib Shriners President Dana Callanan

Harold Eady, President

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: 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 “Wheatie” Wheatcroft P.P., President – 941-423-2476

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: Irvin Hopkins Phone: 941-661-0212 Email: irvhopkins@gmail.com

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VENICE SHRINE CLUB

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

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

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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

Pull Tabs for Shriners Hospitals The Ladies of Sar-I Court started in 1992 collecting and donating aluminum pull-tabs to the “Wheel Chair Repair Fund.” As of January 31, 2017, they have collected 113,835 lbs., for a total of $61,166.16 for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on PULL TABS 1. Why not collect the whole can? Collecting complete cans would require a great deal more storage space. You should go ahead and recycle the rest of the can in the normal way, in the dumpster behind Sahib. 2. How many tabs in a pound? 1,267. 3. How many tabs will a gallon milk jug hold? About 5 pounds worth. 4. How does it work and where does the money go? The tabs are delivered to the Sahib office (or almost any Sahib club/unit location) and then taken to the recycling center. The money netted from recycling goes directly into the “Wheel Chair Repair Fund” at the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children.

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

Call:

Marylou Ellis Chickie Johnson

(941) 484-0089 or (941) 228-1855

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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http://sahibshrine.org

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SunCoast Florida Freemasonry

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

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SAHIB REPORTER

May 2017

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.................................................... Wayne Thomas 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............................................................. TBD 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.................................................................... TBA Event Coordinator............................................... Linda Glendinning Food & Beverage Manager....................................................... TBD Executive Chef......................................................................... TBD CHAPLAIN Chief Chaplain........................................................ Lou Ortt PP 33° HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS Donor Relations Chairman....................................................... TBD Hospital Benefit Month Chairmen ................................ Jules Simon Plaque Program Chairman....................................................... TBD Business Collection Buckets.................................... Dorwin Pulford Hospital Chairman .......................................................... Ken Clark Asst. Hospital Chairman..........................................Omer Quesnel 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

GENERAL APPOINTMENTS Audio-Visual Unit Members...................................................... TBD 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.............................................................. Joel Furman Protocol Advisor.............................................................. Bill Batten Provost Marshal.............................................................. Ron Enger Public Relations Director.......................................................... TBD 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 William “Bill” Balkwill (Gail) 2151 Riviera Dr. Sarasota, FL 34232-3517 (941) 915-4014 balkwill@verizon.net CHIEF RABBAN Del Rawlinson (Juanita) 2301 Wood Street Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 951-0033 drawlinson@comcast.net ASSISTANT RABBAN Bruce Porter 3961 Lancaster Dr. Sarasota, FL 34241 (941) 313-5820 bruceporter@hotmail.com

ORIENTAL GUIDE TBD RECORDER Ed Firquin (Wanda) 5417 Creeping Hammock Dr. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 922-1981 edwintracy@verizon.net TREASURER Wayne Thomas (Marge) 3614 Collins Street Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 312-4412 dlgmgr@yahoo.com

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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

AMBASSADORS Chief Ambassador............................................................... Sig Pahl Asst. Chief Ambassador........... Robert “Bob” Pedersen (Lodge 99) Ambassadors-at-Large...................... Barry Hart 33° (Lodge 301,) William Merritt (Lodge 147,) Dave Mills (Lodge 147,) Ray Perez (Lodge 99), Dorwin Pulford (Lodge 31,) Omer Quesnel (Lodge 346), Ed Shauan (Lodge 301), John Stafford 33° UNIT HEADS Unit Council ................................................................ 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................................................................................. TBD Mariners...................................................... Peter Fazio (544-6513) Marshal’s Staff............................................. Ron Enger (918-8713) Model T’s................................................... Ron LeVene (753-3769) Oriental Band............................................................... Harold Eady 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


May 2017

SAHIB REPORTER

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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

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

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

HANDYMAN SERVICES Little Jobs, LLC, Steve Helin..................... 30

CONTRACTORS - HEATING & A/C Jim McDonald Heating & Cooling............. 19

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 CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ............ 30 CREMATION/FUNERAL Your Traditions Cremation & Funeral ....... 15 FINANCIAL SERVICES Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart........ 19 CFC City Financial Corp ........................... 14 FUNERAL HOMES Toale Brothers Funeral Homes ................ 43

OPTICIANS Optical Service ....................................... 30 ORGANIZATIONS Q Club, Teocalli 183................................. 19 PAINTING CONTRACTORS Eric’s Painting & Decorating .................... 19 PLUMBERS & A/C Aqua Services, Inc., Plumbing ................. 30 REAL ESTATE Robbins Assoc., G. David Walters............. 15

RESTAURANTS Sahib Shriners Restaurant ..................... 31 Terrace on the Green Restaurant.............. 31 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 ................................................. 28 Model Ts / Classic Cars............................ 28 Oriental Band........................................... 40 Pipes and Drums..................................... 40 Provost Guard.......................................... 40

NEW ADVERTISERS IN MAY

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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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SAHIB REPORTER

May 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 5 6 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH

REPORTER DEADLINE For June Issue

7 8:00am Pancake Breakfast 8:00am Blood Mobile

5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm Oriental Band PR Conference - Tampa

11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner 8:00pm Hillbilly Shrine Club PR Conference - Tampa

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

10:00am Club/Unit Head Mtg

FASMC MTG/COMPETITION - LAKELAND

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

10:30am Greeters 11:00am Provost Guard 11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

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

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6:00pm Widows Sons Rock Concert Mabi Potentate’s Ball

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May

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

7:30pm Boss Hawg LIVE

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 9:30am Shriners Day/Tampa Bay Rays

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

5:00pm Giant Buffet

7:30pm Tucci Band LIVE

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11:00am BINGO-MH

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

Sahib Closed

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enjoy your

NO REPORTER DEADLINE 11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner 8:00pm Hillbilly Shrine Club

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

10:00am Club/Unit Head Mtg 7:30PM Hatley Band LIVE

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8:00am Pancake Breakfast

7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

11:00am BINGO-MH Shriners International Awareness Day

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

10:30am Greeters 11:00am Provost Guard 11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner

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

June

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 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 5:30pm Mariners 7:00pm Drawing Queen of Hearts 7:00pm Oriental Band

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

7:30pm One Night Rodeo Band LIVE

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 4:00pm Divan/Finance Committee Mtg 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

25 26 27 28 29 30 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

REPORTER DEADLINE For August Issue


May 2017

SAHIB REPORTER

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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