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Volume 36, Number 9

Sarasota, Florida

TO SAHIB SHRINERS

September 2017

see pages 38 and 39

September 1 REPORTER DEADLINE 3 Pancake Breakfast/Blood Mobile, 8:00 a.m. 4 Labor Day, Sahib Closed 29 Fall Ceremonial, 7:00 p.m., 4, 5 30 Fall Ceremonial, 10:00 a.m., 4, 5 October 1 REPORTER DEADLINE Flu/Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic, 8:00 a.m., 13, 14 7 Vettes Party, 5:00 p.m. 8 Oktoberfest, 1:00 p.m., 24 11-14 International Hillbilly Convention-Sarasota, 38, 39 31 Sahib Halloween Party, 5:00 p.m., 24 November 1 REPORTER DEADLINE 2 Sahib Shrine Golf Outing Deadline, 37

Shrine Club Directory, 8 Shrine Club News, 9 Sahib Shriner’s Parade Schedule, 22 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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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: jfurman72@gmail.com

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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

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. 

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, Recently I talked about the future of Sahib Shrine at our Stated Meeting on August 16, 2017. I stressed the difficult and emotional decisions that we all face for the future of Sahib Shrine and a plan to try and save this great Shrine. Sahib Shrine is faced with shrinking membership and growing expenses. We have been very fortunate to raise over $80,000 dollars this year plus the $90,000 from membership dues and cutting over $100,000 in expenses. But this alone will not cover the cost for one year for this building. The increases in water, electric, food and beverage prices, phones, laundry services and insurances have also increased. Lack of attendance at Bingo, Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dances, Hillbilly Dinner, Pancake Breakfast, Bikerbilly Night, Spring and Fall Picnics, Wednesday and Friday Dinner Nights, Men’s Luncheons and Shrine Live Concerts have also contributed to loss of revenue to Sahib. The long term financial stability is dependent on us being able to raise more money every year than we spend and we are not doing it! This didn’t happen overnight, this has been going on for the last several years. This building was built to handle the 3,500 members twenty years ago, now we are down to approximately 900 members. Our average Shrine member population is age 70 to 74 years old. Fewer men today join organizations like the Shrine, the Moose or the Elks with the latter two allowing women to join and hold offices. Nationally, the Shrine had nearly a million members 20 years ago. Today it is down to 250,000. It’s not a secret that whoever you talk to or where you go, we are all in the same boat. The Divan and the Trust Committees have been working hard to try and come up with some solutions to this ever-growing problem. A couple of proposals were made at the meeting along with a business plan. Some members of your Divan, nobles and ladies have been working very hard, along with our new custodian Harry, to get this building in tip top shape. This alone has been a big savings in expenses. All the floors have been stripped of wax and polished as you can see. Bathrooms have been refreshed and the whole building is looking good. Our Shrine focus needs to remain on raising money for the hospitals and you are still doing a great job with that. Thank you again for your commitment to your Shrine and to Shrinedom. By dedicating yourself to the solemn oath you took during your initiation as a Mason and Shriner, you will help your Shrine achieve its goals and be successful. Let’s all work together to build a better, stronger Sahib Shrine in 2017! 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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SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL July Transportation Report

Ken Clark, Hospital Chairman

Official Call

SEPTEMBER STATED MEETING THURSDAY NOON SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

23 - Patient visits to Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa 2 - Patient visit to other Shriners Hospitals for Children Participating Drivers & Assisting Nobles: Ron Conner Ed Cramer Doug Dobbs Fred Ellis Joel Furman Paul Pante Jim Pinson Dorwin Pulford Dick Schmidt Gary Schweinshaupt

Ernie Sturges Fritz Wise Paul Zeissler

• 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

Official Call

OCTOBER 2017 STATED MEETING THURSDAY NOON OCTOBER 5, 2017

All nobles who are interested in taking part in the hospital transportation program are urged to contact Hospital Chairman Ken Clark, at (941) 313-9905.

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

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Assistant Rabban Bruce Porter, bruceporter@hotmail.com

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xcerpts from: “A Dream That Became a Reality” by Ill. Sir Howard D. Noble, Past Potentate. This was truly an example of cooperation and hard work, plus blood and tears, but it was an enjoyable experience for all to see a dream coming into reality. It would be difficult to list all the names of those who were part of the building process, but I would be remiss if I did not say that Glen “Buck” Walters PP (builder), Phil Mitchell PP (building superintendent), Ed Johnson (money raiser), John Browning (treasurer), and Herb Broader (secretary) were key to the operation while being assisted by 800 other enthusiasts. In 1975, the building went up. We held a Dedication Luncheon for members and their ladies. Being truly supportive of our efforts, dignitaries of the local Knights of Columbus, were invited to attend. Egypt’s Potentate was invited to officiate, but did not come. The volunteer kitchen staff served 565 persons with a delightful meal. Sarasota Shrine Club President Howard Noble was chairman and presided at the luncheon. The

building was dedicated to Shrinedom. This was the start of wonderful developments. We had to raise money continuously through volunteers. The King Pins were formed (name was a glorification of K.P.S. or kitchen police) and they raised over $10,000 every year through Pancake Breakfasts. The “Vocalions” (now the Chanters) raised money through singing. Our hidden “lode of gold” was the Sweethearts Club (our ladies) who raised about $10,000 a year through annual fairs and weekly bridge parties. Ed Johnson sold commemorative fountain pens. Milly Johnson made and sold ties and Jack Parr sold fruit cakes and pecan nuts. There were plays and events to raise money. We were not truly getting to participate in temple activities (it was a 120-mile round trip and usually at night to Egypt Temple functions). Why not become a temple in Sarasota? A New Temple Committee was formed. The necessary Imperial petition was obtained calling for 1,000 Shrine signatures, but, as with the building, . . .continued on page 9 

Chief Rabban Del Rawlinson, drawlinson@comcast.net

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read a message from a Past Potentate that really applies to most Shriners International. Therefore, I would like to repeat it for all of us here at Sahib, because I feel it is most appropriate. We have very hard-working Shriners here at Sahib. I will quote what Ill. Sir had to say. The message to all of us is as follows: “When Sahib Temple was chartered 35 years ago, those charter members’ mission statement was to build the membership by attracting nobles whom had moved to our jurisdiction, and new candidates.” They did this for many years. Should this not be our mission today? It is up to each of us to help build the future of Sahib Shrine. Each of us has special talents that can be put to work for Sahib.

We can no longer leave the future of Sahib to the other guy. We, you and I, must do our part. We need new members to secure “our future.” We need to support our clubs and units. We need to support Sahib by attending Shriners’ events. We all, you and I, need to work together for the betterment of Sahib Shrine. If you have any ideas on how we can attract new members to Shrinedom, please let us know. All suggestions are welcomed. The message is clear…we must do our very best to support the best Shrine in all of Shrinedom. Check your calendar for events. Come out and show your support. There is plenty to do and plenty of fun to be had. Really bad if the ship goes down because we all go down with it. Be kind to one another. 

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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: Roger King - 941-724-0416 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.

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SHRINE CLUB NEWS Manatee Shrine Club Russell Sexton, President, drsexton45gmail.com

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he Manatee Shrine Club was dark for the summer, but as of September 1, it is open and ready for an interesting and educational fall season of activities. Our monthly meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 1. It will be interesting in that we will meet at Sahib Shriners beginning at 11:00 a.m. for our social and 12:00 noon for lunch. The board of directors meets at 9:30 a.m. We will meet at the Shrine due to the renovations scheduled at the Peridia Country Club, our normal meeting place. The hot meal is meat loaf, mashed potatoes, tossed salad and the cold meal is blackened chicken caesar salad. Please make your meal reservations with Russell Sexton at drsexton45@gmail.com or (941) 7737280. Cut-off date is always the Friday before the meeting. Payment and meal tickets will be at the door. No cancellations later than 72 hours before the luncheon. The speaker planned for the September meeting is High Priest & Prophet Gene Marinelli of the Divan who will talk on the health and opportunities ahead for Sahib Shrine. Over the summer, the MSC Board of Directors was pleased to receive the nomination of Paul Kline as a member of the board. Paul volunteered to serve the remaining months of the vacated 1st Vice President position. Paul’s election to the

board is scheduled to occur at the September meeting. Also, over the summer, many MSC members worked the Marauder Baseball games. Special thanks will be given at an October Social to all MSC members who worked the LECOM Ball Park games. Plans for the 2nd Annual Ball Park Recognition Social will be announced at the September meeting. The September Social has been moved to Tuesday, October 3. The Social is a 10:00 a.m. tour of the Florida Aquarium in Tampa along with a 1:00 p.m. Dolphin Cruise on Tampa Bay. Lunch is on your own at one of the refreshment areas within the Aquarium. Cost is $36.95 per person. If you have not already made your reservation for the Social, please contact Russ Sexton at (941) 773-7280. Next month on Friday, October 6, we will return to the Peridia Golf & Country Club for a monthly meeting. The hot meal includes a house salad, rolls, meatloaf with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and vegetable. The cold meal is a caribbean salad with grilled chicken and a brownie sundae for dessert. Our guest speaker is Joan Kramer, President of The Campaign Against Human Trafficking. 

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to all Shriners residing in the five counties area of which we hoped to gain jurisdiction and told them he did not believe we were ready to become a temple. We immediately returned the petitions to the Imperial Office, feeling that we did not want to face a floor fight at the Imperial Session.

Egypt had been openly opposing our charter and was gaining support from other temples. During this time frame, Egypt Temple took away the Charter of the Sarasota Shrine Club and closed the building, removing all officers and directors. At a luncheon, Ed Johnson We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

publicly stated that he considered this to be un-Masonic. Consequently, he was brought up on charges and tried at Egypt. He was banned from holding office and any further solicitation of moneys to finance the effort... (to be continued). 


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

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s I began to work on this September article, the August issue of “The Reporter” arrived in my mailbox. While it had been two months since our previous Motor Corps column, I surely got carried away with pen last month. My article looked more like a short story rather than a news column. As such, I promise you this article will be shorter, so please read on. The past couple of months have been busy times for the Motor Corps. First, we hope you had a chance to dine with us during our Bikerbilly dinners between July 20th and August 31st. We started off with twenty-two orders on our first Thursday night and the number grew from there. We appreciate everyone’s support and thank fellow Shriners and members of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association who came out to dine with us. A special thanks to all the members and our ladies who helped. We couldn’t have done it without the help of our ladies. Second, the August Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance on August 8th was hosted by the Motor Corps. If you weren’t there, you missed out on a delightful evening. Musical entertainment was provided by Peter Mueller. We also enjoyed the rib eye steak or baked chicken marsala entrée selections. The theme was “Summertime Cruzin” and dress for the evening was Hawaiian/ Guayabera shirts for men and summertime

dressy casual for women. Several Motor Corps members wore their black Guayabera shirts. The second week in August, some of our members headed to Cocoa Beach, for the Florida Association of Shrine Motor Corps (FASMC) mid-summer meeting. Our own John Hubbard (Hotrod) is a past president. Reports were that all had a good time. The annual Englewood Pioneer Days Parade is scheduled for Labor Day, September 4th at 9:00 a.m. The Motor Corps expects to participate in the parade along with the other units of Sahib. Hopefully, the weather won’t be too warm for the air-cooled Harley Davidson motorcycles. Motor Corps members enjoy this parade and the afterglow which follows. We have five members and their ladies with birthdays this month. Birthdays include Eric Bock (Ironman) on the 7th, Tessa Robbins on the 14th, Norm Cyphers (Stormin Norman) on the 25th, Don Brown (Honey Bear) and Ben Pfeiffer (Inspector) on the 29th. We have two anniversaries this month which are Dave Bell (Jetfoot) and Rita (Sweet Pea) on the 6th and Joe Stella (Stroker Joe) and Suzy Lucas (Cream Cheese) on the 7th. Activities at Sahib will be picking up as we move further into fall. We should have much more news in the October “Reporter.” Safe travels until then. 

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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)

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

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am not sure why, but as we read this article from the Clowns for the September “Reporter” it seems like the end of summer. I think the reason being, that for the first time in recent history, the Clowns were not dark. We held preparation meetings for the summer gigs that were scheduled. As you can see by the photos, we had lots of fun and enjoyment with the children as well as their parents. Of course, our Clown numbers were limited, so we all had to work many parts in our skits. We will finish our summer work on September 2nd. Our summer Clowns were Harold “Ding-a-Ling” Bell, Steve “Inky” Holbrook, Casey “Felix” Jankowski, Joe “Boogie” Humphreys, and Del “Delby” Rawlinson. Of course, the Clowns certainly appreciated the participation of Chief Rabban Del Rawlinson for taking time out of his busy Sahib Shrine functions and

his personal business to help the Clown Unit in our summer programs. It should be noted that the Clown Unit elected a new treasurer at the July unit meeting. Steve “Inky” Holbrook has taken over this duty for the Clowns. As you read above, he has also been very active in our summer program. In fact, it was “Inky” that made the contact and scheduling for this project. It should be noted that Steve took all the pictures provided for this month’s article. Thus, no pictures of himself performing. It is parade time and the Clowns and the calliope will be part of the Englewood Pioneer Days Parade on Monday, September 4. Of course, we all hope that the rain does not wash us out again. As I close another month of Clown news, just remember, it is our Shrine children for whom we are working. 

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Oriental Band Jim Austin, jau1060866@aol.com

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ack at the beginning of July (9-13) the 2017 Imperial Session was held in Daytona Beach. Sahib had a good attendance with about seventy nobles and friends attending. Your Oriental Band had three members and their friends there. While speaking with them, it was discovered that none were in any way pleased with the arrangements made (or not made) for them. A great deal of confusion, lack of even any hospitality rooms, and a very messed up parade. This even though, a band from Oregon had driven across the country to join the party and had brought their band float with them. Our members joined where they could and even set-up a hospitality room on the last day, simply because no one else did. Disappointing of course, as in the past we had really enjoyed the

Imperials. Afraid that was our last one. We now have the opportunity of either joining the other Oriental Bands in the spring in Kansas City for the Hoedown or the Southeast Convention in Nashville. We will be discussing our options in our upcoming sessions. This past month it was promised an insight into one of our new members. James Austin joined us as a gong player about a year ago, and has played in all parades except one. James is a retired firefighter, having been injured fighting a fire in Hillsborough County. He lives in Bradenton and volunteers most of his time to helping others. The Oriental Band will be in the Englewood Pioneer Days Parade on Labor Day morning. Hope to see you there. 

Past Masters Gary Wonning, cmdr07@gmail.com

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he Past Masters are a Sahib Shrine unit composed of Past Masters living in the area, part time or full time. We act as ambassadors and visit the various Lodges in the district, performing degree assistance when needed. We hold a Rusty Mason Degree yearly to assist Brothers who haven’t attended Lodge for a while and may be a little “rusty” in remembering the required signs and passes to enter a tyled Lodge.

This year the Rusty Mason Degree will be held on January 17, 2018 at Sahib Shriners. The Past Masters meet every fourth Monday, except December, at Sahib Shriners at 7:00 p.m. If you are a Past Master of any Masonic Lodge, come early and enjoy the good camaraderie, best tacos and chili in all of creation. 

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143rd Imperial Session Reported by Recorder Emeritus Bill Batten

July 9 – 13, 2017 Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona Beach rolled out the red carpet to welcome thousands of Shriners to their city. The wonderful hospitality shown to Shriners throughout their stay was outstanding. The local press and TV coverage of our activities and events during the stay was the best I’ve ever seen at previous Imperial Conventions. Sahib Shriners in attendance included your Elected Representatives Potentate Bill Balkwill, Chief Rabban Del Rawlinson, Assistant Rabban Bruce Porter and Past Potentate Connie Jacobi. Also present was Recorder Emeritus Bill Batten. Additional Divan members present were High Priest & Prophet Gene Marinelli and Oriental Guide Dell Hyland. Our Oriental Band came to compete and participate in the big annual parade, and other nobles came to see what happens at an Imperial Session, visit the market place and share fellowship with nobles from all over the country. Representatives had little free time as scheduled meetings for some started every morning at 7:00 a.m., followed by the general sessions at 8:00 or 8:30 a.m. for all, Monday through Thursday. The Sunday church service was called for 1:00 p.m. at the Convention Center. The public opening followed at 3:00 p.m. in the Center. This was well attended by representatives and the public. The Market Place also opened on Sunday afternoon. There was anything Masonic available to purchase from many vendors who displayed their wares. In addition, there were items of clothing, jewelry, snacks, fundraising items as well as several circus promoters advertising their productions in the Market Place. The first full day of the business session started Monday morning. Reports were presented from the standing committees, such as Membership, Fundraising, Donor

Relations, and the special standing committee report on the various costs of some of the Public Relations events, such as East-West Shrine Bowl, PGA Golf Tournament in Las Vegas, Rose Bowl Parade and others. After these reports were fully examined, they were approved by the delegates. Imperial Bylaws require that the election for Imperial Potentate and other Imperial Officers for the ensuing year must be done on the first business day of the session. This being the case, Imperial Sir Gary Bergenski was nominated and elected Imperial Potentate for the years 2017/2018. It was necessary to elect a new Imperial Recorder as Past Imperial Potentate and Recorder Jack Jones had passed away. The current Imperial Membership Chairman Randy Rudge was nominated and elected without opposition for this Imperial Divan position. The office of Imperial Treasurer became vacant due to the resignation of our current Treasurer James L. McConnell. Noble Brad T Koehn PP was nominated and elected unopposed. The Imperial Outer Guard election, having more than one nominee, required that a paper ballot be taken. After hearing the qualifications, Masonic and civic accomplishments, as well as personal background for each candidate for this office, the ballot was called for. The result of this ballot was given and Past Potentate Lawrence Lei of Moslem Shrine was declared elected as the new Imperial Outer Guard. Monday evening social event options were available for those wishing to participate. Tuesday morning the Imperial Sessions resumed with many items on the “call” reviewed and voted on. Rather than go over each item on the “call” at every session, I will summarize them and condense them at the end of this report. One highlight of the day was the receiving of two petitions from Masons and Shriners in the countries of Bolivia and Brazil We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

for dispensation to form new temples. The Monday session ended about 5:00 p.m. so that those involved with participation in the annual parade could get ready for it. The parade started at 7:00 p.m. and followed a route down Highway 1A, near the beach in Daytona, and finished just past the Imperial Headquarters Hotel, which was great, as it was very hot outside and some of us could watch the parade from locations inside the air-conditioned hotel. It was a good parade and did receive excellent coverage in the newspaper and local TV. Wednesday morning was devoted primarily to the pageant honoring the new Imperial Potentate Gary Bergenski. Included in the program was a video of his Masonic, business and personal life. The Public Installation of all the new Imperial Divan Officers was then conducted. The family of the new Imperial Potentate was introduced as was the Divan of Bahia Shriners. Many “special presentations” were presented to the newly elected Imperial Potentate and First Lady Anne. First Lady Anne next presented her program for 2017/2018, “Love Grows Miracles.” This is a research program to support healthy births and pave the way for the development of innovative treatments for these conditions. A short video was shown describing the operation done on a small fetus inside the mother’s womb. This was truly an amazing video! This year’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Public Relations Report was again excellent. We saw a great video showing some of the miracles which happen daily in our hospitals. We were introduced to the new Shriners Patient Ambassadors for 2017/2018 and their families. They will travel across our country and appear at many functions that promote Shriners Hospitals for Children such as the East-West Shrine Bowl, Tournament . . .continued on page 33 


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

September 6 Fallon, Richard Ingram, Paul Cannon, Matthew

September 2 Perez, John

September 7 Dietz, George Kelley, Thomas Kistner, Charles Bock, R.E.

September 3 Bachenberg, Harold MacDonald, James Merz, Max Fischer, Todd September 4 Bradshaw, Hazen James, Robert Wonning, Gerald September 5 Morey, Townsend Casto, Foy Besecke, Rainer

September 8 Thomas, George Kramss, Richard Heath, Donald September 9 Steggles, John Hardy, Riley September 10 Apati, Richard September 11 Anderson, Hebert Pullman, Billy

September 12 Nutter, Irving Gardner, James Macfeely, Douglas Walp, Carl Harrell, Michael September 14 Heinzman, Fred Vanecek, Robert Siegel, Mark West, John September 15 Thomas, Wayne Holbrook, Stephen Jordan, Edward September 16 Dodrill, James Steube, Bruce September 17 Roy, Robert Goggin, Joseph Belcher, Kenneth

September 19 Gouin, Robert McCue, Walter Ditmyer, John Day, Charles September 19 Gouin, Robert McCue, Walter Ditmyer, John Day, Charles September 20 Thurston, Lee Jones, Scott Payne, William September 21 Clements, Wallace Smith, David Lorimer, Collyn Allen, Wayne Endres, Richard Powers, Donald

September 22 Nunes, John Farley, David September 23 Rogers, John Reilly, Richard Rowland, Joseph September 24 Hess, Jerry Klein, Michael September 25 Brady, William Lantz, Robert Johnson, Mearl Hancock, Charles Myers, Walter Lam, Tommy Cyphers, Norman

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

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September 26 Mahoney, Joseph Dove, William Rowley, Rex Buehner, Dino September 27 Cohen, Gene Taudte, J. Bates, Frank September 28 Van Dyke, Malcolm Dakkak, George Winterbottom, Michael September 29 Craig, Rodger Pfeiffer, Benjamin Mann, Jack Stafford, Frank September 30 Barrowclough, Henry Jones, Paul


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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter

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he Sahib Shrine Building Fund is for the improvement, 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.

Yes, I (We) want to have my (our) name (names) on the Brass Plate on the Building Fund Board in the lobby of Sahib Shrine, showing the desire to have a part in the great work of the temple. Please check the proper box: Here is my check in the amount of $ ________ to start the ball rolling, and I will give more as I am able on as nearly a regular basis as I can. Here is my check in the amount of $ ________. Please have the Brass Plate letters as follows: (Please Print) Samples for lettering: 1. John F. Doe

2. John F. Doe and Lady Mary

3. Mary F. Doe in memory of John

Date: ___________ Signature: ___________________________ Address: ___________________________________________ City: _________________________ State: ___ Zip: __________ Send and make checks payable to: Sahib Shriners (Building Fund), 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232

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

Sahib Shrine Building Fund Plate Descriptions

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

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

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

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

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

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

$ _______________ Cash, Check, or Money Order

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

Living Tree of Our Future

Sahib Shrine Trust Fund Donor Recognition We wish to thank the following who have given up to this point and those who qualify 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 Liberty No. 412 (Daylight)

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. 2nd Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.

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

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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!

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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

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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

JULY 2017 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – June 2017 Gains: Affiliated Restored Associates Creations Reversal Losses: Associate Drop Demits Expired AMD Suspended Resigned

In Memoriam

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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.

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Give the Sahib Shrine Restaurant a try!

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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.

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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

Peridia Golf & Country Club Home of Manatee County’s Premier Executive Golf Course and Terrace On The Green Restaurant Open To The Public Call 941-758-2582 for Tee Times and Dining Reservations Seasonal Memberships Available 4950 Peridia Boulevard E. Bradenton, FL 34203

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his month’s missive is a book review of sorts. “The Mason’s Words, The History and Evolution of the American Masonic Ritual” by Robert G. Davis, 33°, GC, is earnestly recommended for reading, study and reflection. Brother Davis tours us through the early origins of our Fraternity: the early manners and customs of the 18th century Lodges, their rituals, catechisms and exposures; the advent of the Master Mason Degree, the origin of the Lectures, the coming of Freemasonry to America and the development of our Ritual. It is a fascinating, literary journey that provides relevant context for the endeavors we pursue twice per month. Our current-day Work is commonly referred to as the Preston-Webb Ritual. William Preston (1742-1818) was a Scottish Mason. Preston instituted a system of Lectures and published “Illustrations of Masonry.” Thomas Webb (17711819) is often called the “Founding Father” of York or American Masonry. Webb seems to be the origin of what we now refer to as “Monitors” that contain the non-esoteric work of the Fraternity. He presided over the committees that formed the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Boston in 1797. Davis’s book provides invaluable historical information about the influence of Preston and Webb; how we got here from whence we came. He highlights for our consideration those parts of our Work that might be “modern” ideas, i.e., post-18th century, and those that seem to have been passed down through antiquity. Several of his conclusions might resonate as we consider our quest for Further Light. Preston’s work, Davis suggests, teaches us that “…moral and ethical behavior and codes could create harmony within and between individuals…”

And he notes that Masons of Preston’s day took delight in the “intellectual stimulus” of symbolic Masonry and were attracted to an environment that promised energetic discussions “over a vast range of subjects.” Thomas Webb seemed to consider that the “formal ceremony” itself to be critical. Our Ritual provided “a form of ordered service in which the symbols” taught us important lessons about our personal conduct. To Webb, the Ritual was enabling. Both Preston and Webb would have us be actively engaged. “Listening to someone else deliver only the words of the Ritual is not enough.” Davis’s book is a good read and is recommended. It encourages us, first, to be active in Ritual work and to inculcate its lessons. And, secondly, it encourages us to spend time in reflection and conversation with our Brethren about what it all might mean and what we should do as a result of what we have said and done. Our pursuit of Further Light continues at the next Scottish Rite Reunion on October 21 and 28. 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 September 11th meeting we will honor the Worshipful Masters and Masonic Youth organizations in our Valley. Casey Fletcher is Past Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 6 in Bartow, Florida. He is a Ritual junkie and enjoys lively discussions about what happened to the nine Fellow Craft and why there was rubbish in the Temple. 

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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of Roses Parade, Golf Tournament in Las Vegas, Daytona 500 and others. This was very well presented and received. Our new Imperial Potentate gave an outstanding presentation on the new five-star program just introduced “I AM-RU.” This sounds to me like a great program to introduce the Shrine to Masons and to prospective members. The program is a “referral” type, where one sends the name and address of a non-Mason to Imperial Headquarters and they in turn contact that individual, via a series of

three letters, to attempt to spark an interest in the Shrine. In my opinion, it was so well done that I hope our Potentate, Ill. Sir Bill Balkwill, will be able to get the video of it and make it available to our nobility. Thursday is “get away” day, and the Imperial Session was not too well attended. The three or four remaining items on the “call” were quickly dealt with. The last thing done before adjournment is the official formal installation of the newly ElectedImperial Divan. This 143rd Imperial Session ended at about noon and those

✓ Dispensation and Charters Committee may now approve changes in temple locations and joining or withdrawing from Shrine Associations. No longer requiring these items to be approved at Imperial Sessions. In the event a temple wants to relocate, approval must be obtained from membership by having vote of approval from 10% of membership, or petition signed by 100 members whichever is less. ✓ Must use current Robert Rules of Order for protocol. ✓ Clarification of Article 30 in Imperial Bylaws. This should reduce number of frivolous claims. ✓ Presentation of Fez can be considered a part of the creation fee. ✓ Clarification of names of additional insureds needed on all insurance policies. ✓ On request, Imperial may now provide temples with names and addresses of Shriners living in their area and not members of your temple. ✓ Clarification of regulations regarding non-Shriners participating in Shrine Parade at Imperial Session.

attending headed for home. A total of 50 items were printed in the “call” for this 143rd Imperial Session. In my opinion, several would be of little interest to our members as they dealt with issues such as change of temple location, jurisdictional lines, clarification and withdrawal of joining a Shrine Association. In addition, several items were withdrawn and no further action was required on them. Some of the approved items that were on the “call” are as follows:

✓ Principal place of business of Colorado Corporation changed from Denver to Tampa. Minutes of Colorado Corporation will be made available to members on secured web page. ✓ Continuation of the Oversight Committee for Shriners Hospitals for Children was approved with the same conditions as in the past. There were two items on the “call” that failed to pass. These were: ✓ Standing Committee members may be Past Potentates who are not Imperial Representatives. This failed to pass, they must be Imperial Representatives. ✓ Trustee Emeritus for hospital board member status remains unchanged. Trustees must serve as Trustee a minimum of nine years. In the future, due to the actions taken at this Imperial Session, the total number of items on the “call” should be drastically reduced. I enjoyed being a Sahib Shrine Emeritus Representative again this year and look forward to attending the 144th Imperial Session at Daytona Beach in 2018. 

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ur Christmas in July was a big success. We surpassed last year’s collection and were proud to have Cairo Court from Zephyrhills join us. I would like to extend a very special thank you to Judy Harris and her Co-Chairman Martha Crabb for the great job they did. A few more people to thank are Jennie Crawford for the interview on Channel 7, Channel 7’s Scott Dennis for hosting us, channel 6 for my interview, the Herald-Tribune for their picture, and Ill. Sir Bill Balkwill and Noble Jack Ivins for allowing us to continue the collection at Sahib Shriners. See you again next year! We will be holding a Ceremonial in October to welcome any new ladies who would like to join our philanthropy. We would love to have you be a part of our court. Contact me at (941) 284-8119 for information or ask any of our ladies how you can become a member. The Clowns, need I say any more? Our Clown Unit is continually growing. We have previously performed with the Sahib Shrine Clowns in the

Circus and wish to thank them. The Clowns each, create their own, costume and makeup designs. We participate in many parades, participate in the North Pole at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport each year, perform at Grand Council and the Sunshine Unit Meet, entertain the patients at the East-West Players Day at Tampa Hospital, and we were invited to join all the men Shrine Clowns on the field at the East-West Shrine Game this year. Although I must give up my Clown status during my time as High Priestess, I have been at each of these events and can’t express the joy to see the children’s and the adults’ faces at each event. Our Clown Unit directress is Marjorie Haab. They meet the last Tuesday of each month at the Scottish Rite Building at 6:30 p.m. Do you have what it takes to become a Clown? If so, we would love to have you join us. Remember the children are part of our extended family. 

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ope all of you have had a wonderful summer. Time has flown by these past few months. Supreme Session in Albuquerque, New Mexico went very well. Even the weather was superb. They have had some rain which made for some beautiful green scenery and comfortable temperatures. We sure enjoyed photographing the area and have so many great memories. Even though we talked about taking a hot air balloon ride, we did not do it, maybe another time. Yes, the legislation went well and we remain a Masonic/Shrine related organization. There will be more detailed information in our newsletter for our members as far as what has been voted on and what items did not pass. It was so nice to see the enthusiasm of the ladies, the men of the Gentlemen of the Creek and the representatives of our three youth groups. When the roll call was done of the temples in attendance, I marveled at how many of these ladies are traveling from great distances. All the provinces of Canada were represented. Then there is a large group who has been coming faithfully every year from Hawaii. Their modes of travel reminded me of the first ladies of Daughters of the Nile who for

each session would first travel by ferry, then on to a trolley and the last portion of their trip was walking until they arrived at their destination. In talking to some of these ladies, they all said traveling together using the various modes of transportation was their time to socialize and better get to know each other. The Gentlemen of the Creek presented our Supreme Queen with a check in the amount of $7,000. Every year they amaze us with a sizeable check that will go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children along with all that has been raised throughout the year by the members of Daughters of the Nile. Yes, all three youth groups, (Job’s Daughters, Rainbow for Girls and DeMolay) were represented at the opening of Supreme Session. Listening to these young men and women speak brought goose bumps to all of us. Their enthusiasm and speaking on their individual projects and accomplishments were so refreshing to hear. Yes, these men and women are our future Masons/Shriners and Daughters of the Nile. We need to support them locally and encourage them and welcome them into our organizations. Here is just one way to bring in new members. 

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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: Ron Cota Phone: (941) 966-8171 Email: ronsaraflo@aol.com Secretary: Malcolm H Van Dyke, II Phone: (941) 955-6483 Email: mhvdii@comcast.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 Warren MacConnell 941-323-3037

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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Sahib Shriners Mission Statement

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VENICE SHRINE CLUB

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

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

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

President 223-6533


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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!

the hot sands to the welcoming shade of our goodly temple.


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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.................................................. Dell Hyland 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............................................. Kile Chelnokov 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 (Oktoberfest).......................... 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

ORIENTAL GUIDE Dell Hyland (Sandra) 4611 Hollingsworth Avenue Sarasota, FL 34230 (504) 296-9187 hyland29@msn.com

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

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

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

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................................ Warren MacConnell (323-3037) 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 Tom Hardin.................................................................Personal Aide Tom Cunningham.....................................................Golf Committee Ron Enger................................................................Parade Marshal Dale LaBell PP.................................................................. Treasurer David Bruce.........................................................................Director 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 Malcolm Van Dyke II............................................... Legion of Honor Del Rawlinson................................................................... King Pins 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

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

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............................................. 11 Sahib Building Fund................................. 26 Sahib Parade Schedule............................ 22 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 ............... 11 Mariners ................................................. 28 Model Ts / Classic Cars............................ 28 Oriental Band........................................... 40 Pipes and Drums..................................... 40 Provost Guard.......................................... 40

NEW ADVERTISERS IN SEPTEMBER

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 2

Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

10:00am Club/Unit Head Mtg

REPORTER DEADLINE For October Issue

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

September

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

11:00am BINGO-MH

9:00am Pioneer Days Parade - Englewood SAHIB CLOSED

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

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

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 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

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

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 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

24 25 26 27 28 29 30 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 Friday Night Dinner 7:00pm FALL CEREMONIAL

10:00am FALL CEREMONIAL

FA L L C E R E M O N I A L

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8:00am Pancake Breakfast 8:00am Flu/Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic

11:00am BINGO-MH

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

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

9

10

11

12

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 10:30am Greeters 11:30am Scottish Rite Dinner 11:00am Provost Guard Luncheon 5:30pm Mariners 11:00am Men’s Luncheon 5:00pm Friday Night Dinner 7:00pm Drawing Queen of 5:00pm Hillbilly Dinner Hearts 7:00pm Oriental Band I N T E R N A T I O N A L H I L L B I L LY C O N V E N T I O N - S A R A S O T A

REPORTER DEADLINE For November Issue

8

October

1:00pm Oktoberfest

10:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting 5:00pm Vettes Party

7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm Clowns

5:00pm Friday Night Dinner

IMPERIAL MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

13

14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 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 1 - Tampa 10:00am Venice Sun Fiesta Parade Amara Potentate’s Ball

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

29 8:00am Florida State Stamp Show - MH

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

11:00am BINGO-MH

30

31

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 Friday Night Dinner

7:00pm Bar Bingo

11:00am BINGO-MH 5:00pm Sahib Halloween Party

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Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

7:30am Scottish Rite Reunion 2 - Tampa 8:00am Florida State Stamp Show - MH


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