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Sahib Shriners

The

A.A.O.N.M.S.

Reporter Volume 29, Number 1

Sarasota, Florida

January 2010

Elected Divan for 2010

Potentate Don Vos

Chief Rabban Tom Millaway

Assistant Rabban Charles Levan, 33째

High Priest & Prophet Bill Zurlo

Oriental Guide Max Misemer

Treasurer Dale LaBell, PP

Recorder John Cooney

Don Vos confirmed as Cooney elected New Sahib Potentate for 2010 New Sahib Recorder submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

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t the Sahib Annual Meeting on December 2, Chief Rabban Don Vos was elected our Potentate for 2010.

Shriners

January

Having Fun & Helping Kids

Don lives in the Meadows with Lady Carol. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduated from West Michi. . .continued on page 38

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t the Sahib Annual Meeting on December 2, John W. Cooney, III, was elected our new Recorder for 2010.

Sahib Installation Dinner, 5:00 p.m. King Pin Pancake Breakfast, 40 Club/Unit Head Meeting, 9:00 a.m. Sahib Re-Dedication Service, 3:00 p.m., 7 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m., 6 Sahib Golf Outing - Bent Tree CC, 11:00 a.m. Shriners East/West Football Game, 3:00 p.m. Rusty Mason Reunion, 6:30 p.m. 29

John was born in Sarasota, Florida, December 27, 1954. He graduated from Sarasota High School in 1972, with a . . .continued on page 38

Shrine Club Directory, 10 Shrine Club News, 10 Shrine Unit News, 18 Thursday Luncheons, 34 Masonic Digest, 42 Ladies Calendar, 39 Officers, Appointees and Unit Leaders, 52 Index of Advertisers & Shriners Info, 53 Sahib Shriners Calendar, 54


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The Reporter The Official Monthly Publication of

Sahib Shriners A.A.O.N.M.S. 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34232 Phone: (941) 366-4449 FAX: (941) 366-8578 Email: sahib3@juno.com Web: http://sahibshrine.org

Editor-in-Chief Gary Schweinshaupt Phone: (941) 356-5381

Email: garysch@trowel.com Staff Writer Malcolm Van Dyke II Phone: (941) 955-6483. Email: mhvdii@comcast.net Staff Photographers Malcolm Van Dyke II – Sarasota Co. Phone: (941) 955-6483. Email: mhvdii@comcast.net Robert J. Springer – Manatee Co. Phone: (941) 795-1142 Email: rjs110379@yahoo.com Staff Assistant Bobbi Schweinshaupt The Reporter is dedicated to promoting the interests of Sahib Shriners, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Shrine Burns Institutes and the Sahib Shrine Clubs and Units and Freemasonry. DEADLINE All materials for publication must be submitted to the Sahib Shriners office no later than the first Thursday of the month for publication in the following month. Text and images produced using computers may be submitted via email or on a PCcompatible 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 © 2010. 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) 366-4449 Email: transport14@juno.com

SAHIB REPORTER

January 2010

Chaplain’s corner

by Lou Ortt, PP, 33°, Chief Chaplain, lhortt@verizon.net

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s we begin the New Year, let us pause to ask Our Heavenly Father to give us guidance and direction in all we undertake. We must remember that each of us has an obligation to try to do our best.

As a reminder, let us assign each letter of the alphabet a number as follows and see what happens when we keep the Almighty in our thoughts.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Then, HA R D W O R K 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11=98% And K N O W L E DG E 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5=96% A T T I T U DE 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5=100% Then look how fare the love of God will take you. L O V E O F G O D 12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4=101% Therefore, we can conclude that while hard work and knowledge will get you close and attitude will get you there, it is the love of God what will put you over the top. Remember our Sahib Rededication Service on January 10 at

3:00 p. m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church, 8700 Clark Road, Sarasota. Have a wonderful New Year; and may God bless each and every one of you.

Editor’s notes by Gary Schweinshaupt, KCCH, garysch@trowel.com

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ay a bright and prosperous New Year bring happiness to you and yours. Like all financial aspects of our organization, the Reporter is still suffering from low revenues. It costs about $34,000 annually to produce and mail your Sahib Reporter magazine each month. We ran a deficit of almost $2,200 in 2008, and no doubt this deficit will be higher for 2009, I’ll let you know here next month. A review of space open finds us still with no advertiser for the inside front cover ($1,225,) and soon the inside back cover will be empty. Current ad space with "This Space for Rent" includes a 1 full page space, 1 1/3 page space and 4 business card ad spaces. This accounts for about $3,000 in annual lost ad revenue of just ad space that used

to be filled each month a couple of years ago. In most issues, there are an additional 1 to 3 full pages of space that could be filled with advertising. So there is potential advertising space available to bill annually at least another $5,000. In 2009 we had a couple of issues with only 48 pages, and there will probably be more of these, mostly due to loss of content and advertising, this will reduce printing costs somewhat. A new committee was formed for 2009 with the Asst. Rabban in charge, to attempt to find more advertisers, but so far the committee has produced nothing. I don’t know if that committee will continue. Don’t forget, units and clubs still get a 25% commission for new Reporter ads! Thanks for your support!

The Reporter: is published monthly (except in July), a subscription is included in our member’s annual Sahib Shrine dues of $100, by the Sahib Shrine Temple, Inc., 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. Third-class postage paid at Manasota, FL.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


January 2010

SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate Elect’s Notes

Nobles, Here it is 2010, it’s been a long six years on your Divan. I appreciate all of your help making it possible for me to be your Potentate for 2010. It is a privilege and honor to assume the leadership role for Sahib Shriners. With you and for you, 2010 will be one of the greatest years for our Shrine. Thank You Sahib Shriners. For the future of Sahib Shrine, I will continue our Past Potentate Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier’s financial stability that he has shown. It is wonderful that we are starting off 2010 in great financial shape, even with the bad economy. Way to go Ill. Sir Oscar! We must continue our quest to achieve higher numbers of membership. We are all membership members of this committee. If each of us would get one new member, we would not have any problems. Let’s go out in 2010 and bring that possible noble in for Creation. Membership is still our number one problem. We must do everything possible to increase our numbers. There are many opportunities to attend at the Shrine, there is something for everyone. Lady Carol and I are looking forward to 2010. Our Motto is “Fun, Fellowship and Family.” We are all in this together, Blue Lodge, Shrine and Shriners Hospitals for Children. We are a great fraternity and our philanthropic children’s hospitals. Remember we put children first! Let us all go to Lodge.

Yours in the Faith,

Don Vos, Potentate

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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SAHIB REPORTER

January 2010

SAHIB SHRINERS

“CLASSIC COUNTRY”

PRESENTED BY THE

DIVAN

LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE W ith Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, January 12 • Social Hour – 6:00 p.m. • Dinner – 7:00 p.m. • Dancing – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with “Taylor & Taylor” • Choice of Entree:

Braised Lamb Shank w/ mint jelly Buttercrumb Catfish Filet

Tickets: $19.50 per person, includes sales tax and gratuity Purchase Ticket Early – Reservations a Must! Nobles – Casual country attire, Western Hat Ladies – Commensurate attire No Ticket Sales after the Preceding Thursday Box Office: 366-4449, ext. 320 Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Shriner’s Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

SAHIB SHRINE CONTRIBUTIONS TO SHRINERS HOSPITALS

Memorials .................................... Donations .................................... 100 Million Dollar Club ............... Hospital Benefit Days * ..............

November $ 655.00 .00 200.00 7,029.68 $

7,884.68

Total Year To Date $ 6,220.00 11,291.87 800.00 52,322.84 $ 70,634.71

Official Call

FEBRUAR Y FEBRUARY ST ATED MEETING STA SATURDAY 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. February 13, 2010

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09:00 a.m. Club/Unit Head Meeting 11:00 a.m. Lunch 12:45 p.m. Meeting Opens Balloting 2010 Dues card and Fez required

* $ 21,946 Retained for The Sahib Hospital Transportation Fund.

Official Call

APRIL ST ATED MEETING STA

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL COMMITTEE REPORT

THURSDAY NOON April 1, 2010

REPORT FOR NOVEMBER New Patients (YTD) ...................................................... 17 (204) Trips (YTD) .................................................................... 27 (374) Trips to other hospitals (YTD) ..................................... 0 (11) Clinic Appointments (YTD) .......................................... 110 (1446) Admissions (YTD) ......................................................... 2 (75)

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11:00 a.m.Fun and Fellowship 11:30 p.m.Band entertains 12:00 Noon Lunch 12:30 p.m. Meeting Opens Balloting 2010 Dues card and Fez required

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


January 2010

SAHIB REPORTER

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Recorder Elect’s notes by John Cooney, Recorder, sahib3@juno.com

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hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. I want to thank the nobles who supported me in electing me to the office of Recorder. This will be a learning experience in some areas. I thank those of you that will support and instruct me. Past Recorder Bill Batten has been my mentor in learning the office operations, and where needed, I will continue to draw on his wisdom and learn from him. Congratulations to Bill (BB) for his Emeritus Award for his years of service as Recorder. It is my honor to be a part of your Divan.

I have to step down from being secretary of the Hillbilly Shrine Club, secretary of Club Council, and Chief Camel Herder. I will need a volunteer to take over the Camel Herders Unit, if anyone is interested. The Sahib Re-Dedication Service is Sunday, January 10 at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church. For you sport enthusiasts, there is the Sahib Golf Outing is Saturday, January 16, at Bent Tree Country Club. The East-West Shrine Bowl is this month on Saturday, January 23, in Orlando, Florida. This is Imperial’s fundraiser, but it benefits the Shriners Hospitals for Children and Sahib Shrine.

Misemer elected Oriental Guide for 2010 submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

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t the Annual Meeting on December 2, Max Misemer was elected our 2010 Oriental Guide. Max was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. He started a U. S. Naval Career in 1960. Graduated from Missouri State University in 1966 with a B.S. in accounting/business administration; he was commissioned a United States Naval Officer in 1966. He served three tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy Amphibious Forces; he continued his naval career in civilian life through the U.S. Navy Reserve. Having chosen the insurance industry for a professional ca-

reer, he was a licensed insurance agent for 30 years, 23 of those years in sales and marketing management. He represented the insurance industry in the State of Missouri as a public relations officer in N.A.L.U. Headquarters in Washington, D.C. for five years. He earned the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellowship degree from NALU, in Washington, D.C. and the Chartered Life Underwriter degree from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Max retired in 2002, moving to Sarasota in 2003. . . .continued on page 39

Public Installation of the Sahib Divan and Unit Officers January 2, 2010

Sahib Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S. Requests the pleasure of your company at the Potentate’s Banquet & Ball honoring Illustrious Sir Donald Vos and his Lady Carol on Saturday the Sixth of February Two Thousand and Ten Sahib Shrine 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, Florida Social Hour 6:00 p.m. Formal or Business Suit with Fez & Tie

Dinner 7:00 p.m. RSVP January 29, 2010 $43.00 per person

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inner will be served at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010 in the Sahib Shriners main hall. The 2010 Divan, as well as the unit officers, will be installed into office. Social hour at 5:00 p.m. Installation of Divan at 6:00 p.m. There will be a program and installation of unit officers at 8:00 p.m. Dancing starts at 9:00 p.m. Dress is to be jacket and tie for Shriners, dressy casual for our ladies. Cost is $15 per person. Tickets will be on sale in the lobby, reserve YOUR table! Tickets will also be available online at <http://sahibshrine.org/shop.htm>.

Dedication Service

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ll Shriners, friends and ladies are invited to attend the Annual Service of Dedication for our new Divan on Sunday, January 10, at 3:00 p.m. Please plan to attend and show your support for our new Potentate-elect Ill. Sir Don Vos and Lady Carol. The service will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church, 8700 Clark Road, Sarasota. Refreshments will be served following the service. The Rev. William Magill will deliver the sermon. The Sahib Chaplains Corps will assist him.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB REPORTER

January 2010

PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – December 2009

Editor

Editor

Manatee Shrine Club President-elect Woody Trefrey presented Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier a plaque he personally carved, in recognition of Ill. Sir Oscar’s achievements by the Manatee Shrine Club.

Mariner’s Commodore-elect Paul Bekkenhuis presented Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier checks of $1,000 for the Sahib General Fund and $500 for the Sahib Hospital Transportation Fund.

Editor

Editor

Hillbilly Shrine Club Treasurer John Yoder presented Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier a check of $1,000 for the Sahib General Fund..

Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier presented out-going Recorder Bill Batten the Award of Recorder Emeritus.

Editor

Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier presented out-going Transportation Chairman Owen “Ben” Blount the Award of Transportation Chairman Emeritus.

Editor

Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier presented Past Potentate Phil Mitchell a placque recognizing his outstanding service and contributions to Sahib.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


January 2010

SAHIB REPORTER

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MORE PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – December 2009

Editor

Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier presented Ed Luff a plaque recognizing his outstanding service and contributions to Sahib.

Editor

Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier presented Vince Flow (125 trips, Ron Conners (200 trips and Jim Pinson (295 trips) pins and certificates recognizing the number to trips they have made for our kids to the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children.

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Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier accepted a bequeath of $100,000 from the estate of Noble Robert Bennington to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Making the presentation were (l-r) Jim Bennington, Bob Clarke, Jack Bennington and Gary Bennington with former State Senator Noble Bob Johnson, the family’s attorney. We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

Editor


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SAHIB REPORTER

January 2010

SHRINE CLUB DIRECTORY DIRECTOR OF CLUBS

Rocky Kearney – (941) 493-2586

Email: divehog@comcast.net

CLUB COUNCIL Sec./Treas.: TBA

DESOTO SHRINE CLUB

ENGLEWOOD SHRINE CLUB

GULF SHRINE CLUB

2009 President: Joseph Smedley – (863) 444-1234 1766 SE Hargrave Arcadia, FL 34266-7954 Email: fjsjsmedley@embarq.com Meets at the Peace River Masonic Lodge #66 909 N.E. Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 2nd Monday each month. Dinner 6:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m.

2009 President: Ralph Heitmuller – 697-0668 46 Pinehurst Ct Rotunda West, FL 33947-2013 Email: december@ewol.com Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Englewood Elks 11:30 am. Lunch 12 Noon

President: Gil Pierola – 795-2818 9115 12Th Ave. NW Bradenton, FL 34209-8301 Email: gcpiersr@aol.com Meets at American Legion Post 24, Bradenton 2nd Tuesday each month – 11:00 a.m. Ladies Dinner Dance - 4th Wednesday (3rd in Nov.) each month – Bradenton Country Club

HILLBILLY SHRINE CLUB

MANATEE SHRINE CLUB

MOTOR CORPS SHRINE CLUB

Reban: Del Rawlinson – 951-0033 2301 Wood St. Sarasota, FL34237-8019 Email: drawlinson@comcast.net Meets 1st Thursday of each month at Sahib Shrine Conference Room A - 7:30 p.m.

President: Woody Trefrey - 753-3769 6011 Dartmouth Drive Bradenton, FL 34207-4728 Email: woody.woodette@earthlink.net Meets at the Peridia Golf & Country Club 4950 Peridia Blvd., Bradenton 1st Friday each month - 11:00 a.m. Social Events to be Announced

President: John Hubbard - 776-9996 11553 28th St. Cir. E. Parrish, FL 34219-8988 Email: Jhubbard1@tampabay.rr.com Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sahib Shrine - 7:00 p.m.

NORTH PORT SHRINE CLUB

VENICE SHRINE CLUB

President: Sam Cohen – 377-0273 3332 Bailey Palm Court North Port, FL 34288-8647 Email: sam_i_2am@yahoo.com Meets at The Olde World Restaurant 14415 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL Every Tuesday, breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. Stated Meeting 11:30 a.m.

2009 President: Bob Munson – 496-8749 1015 Linden Rd Venice, FL 34293-5640 Email: m1robert@aol.com Meets at the Elks Lodge 1021 Discovery Way Nokomis, FL 3rd Tuesday - 11:00 a.m.

SHRINE CLUB NEWS Gulf Shrine Club by Larry Covins, Past President, vlgrn@verizon.net

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hope all of you and your families had a wonderful Christmas and New Years holiday. Our Christmas Dinner Dance at the Bradenton Country Club was a great success along with installation of our new president, Gil Pierola, Sr. and our officers. I especially want to thank all of the Divan members and their ladies who attended and made the evening special. Unfortunately, on November 25 we lost a 10-year member and past president, T. Herman Dooley. His services were held December 3 in Bradenton. We wish to extend our sincere condolences to his Lady Louise and their families.

Now that we are in 2010, we look forward to another active and successful year for the Gulf Shrine Club and Sahib Shriners. The continued work and support of our members and friends are what makes our club special. Our annual baseball appreciation dinner for all those who helped us last year at McKechnie Field is coming on January 18 at the American Legion Post #24 in Bradenton. Hospital Days are, again, planned for February. We look forward to the Pittsburg Pirates spring training games in March when we, once again, work together for the support of our club and our Shrine.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


January 2010

SAHIB REPORTER Don’t forget, our January Ladies Night Dinner Dance will be on Wednesday evening the 27th at the Bradenton Country Club. Social hour begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m.

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May the New Year be a year of health, prosperity and fellowship for all of our nobles and their families.

Hillbilly Shrine Club by John Cooney, a300j@hotmail.com

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owdy, y’all. Here’s the latest from “Behind the Outhouse.” I hope you had a good holiday season, and Happy New Year, and good prosperity to all in 2010. Yee haw! We shure did have a lot of fun during the holiday parades. The Hillbillies presented our 31st $1,000 check to Sahib Shrine for the General Fund at the Stated Meeting on December 2. We also submitted a check to Sahib Shrine for $480.00 for having the Sign Shop paint two new panels for the new Hillbilly Buffet sign that was burned in the fire. We had a ‘lecshun in December, took a vote, an’ elected these club officers for 2010: President .................... Del Rawlinson Vice President ........... George Mitchell

Treasurer ................... John Yoder Secretary ................... Mike Davenport Congratulations to Ill. Sir Phil Mitchell, PP, for his Emeritus Award for Director of Clowns and to George Mitchell for his Emeritus Award for his years of service as president of the Hillbilly Club, presented by Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier, at the Stated Meeting on December 2. Yee haw! Hillbilly January Menu: January 07 ....... Beef Bourguignon January 14 ....... Ham Dinner January 21 ....... Salisbury Steak January 28 ....... Pot Roast Be safe and stay well.

Hillbilly Gals – Clan 78 by Marilyn Yoder, ranee72@msn.com

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owdy, y’all! Not too much to report this month, the men have participated in the Venice parade and the Sarasota Holiday Parade. The Hillbilly Gals officers will remain the same for 2010: President .................... Marilyn Yoder, Vice President ........... Jackie Connor, Secretary ................... Claire (Chickie) Johnson Treasurer ................... Wendy Streight. March 13 is our next hoedown at the Shrine.

Hillbilly Imperial will be in Pittsburgh, PA in 2010 and then in Sarasota, Florida in 2011. Yep, you saw that right; our clan is hosting 2011 right here in Sarasota. We will be having special meetings for all information after the first of the year and we need everyone to help. We need more crafts, so if you all have anything to make and donate, let me know! We have a bunch of craft supplies that you can use to make stuff. If you are looking for something, don’t buy without checking to see if we have it in our supply first.

HAVE YYOU OU PAID YYOUR OUR 2010 DUES YET? Pay by credit card online at http://sahibshrine.org/shop.htm

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Meetings 1st Thursday of each Month at Sahib Shrine

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB REPORTER

January 2010

Motor Corps Shrine Club by Stevin C. Helin (Varmint), Scribe, czphelin@hotmail.com

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o, the Motor Corps (MC) did not get thrown out with the turkey neck and other unnamed pieces that come in that plastic bag stuffed inside the raw turkey, that at one time or another, were the truth known, we have all forgotten to remove prior to cooking, at least once. Nor were we dumped with the ravaged carcass, although according to the articles of late in this wonderful publication, one would wonder why not and what the heck is going on. Well, we are just not going there. The Motor Corps, however, truly hopes that your holiday season was at least one of your most memorable ones and if you are into Santa Claus, that he brought you everything that you, eh, hmm, shall we say… ‘Deserved’. Everyone good with that? Due to a technical error, we did not have an article in the December Recorder, so for your further enjoyment, I will briefly recap some of the goings-on that dominated the MC’s time and energy during that reporting time. Many kudos once again, to Wally “Red Dog” Lacey and his Wally-Wannabees for a fine job manning the kitchen and once again delivering up some mighty fine eats for Sahib’s very well attended Fall Picnic. I believe the proof is the fact that the 300 guests ate literally everything that was prepared except for a pan of beans. I guess everyone was too busy feasting on the ribs and chicken to worry about filling up on beans, but these were by far his best batch to date. Wally, you da man!! The Fish Fry was also well attended with 200 plus showing up for this great feast. The King of the Kitchen, Wally, once again whooped out some mighty fine tastin’ fish, hush puppies, slaw, along with some excellent chicken for those who think they don’t like fish. For sure, they obviously haven’t tried his. Moving out of the kitchen, the Corps had a few parade and poker run events to keep those Hogs exercised. There was the Venice Fall Parade that hosted 300 units. The Sahib, of course, had a terrific array of the different clubs and units doing their

things. The Corps had 12 bikes participating in this longer and warmer than usual showing. Unfortunately, there were a couple of overheated bikes that died at the end and it took some time to get them started again, as usual. Most all the riders would agree that about five more minutes astride their mounts and their ‘hams’ would have been ready for the dinner table. It surely felt good to dismount and then a take a cool ride home. What a huge and appreciative crowd that greeted us all along the way, though. For the Sarasota Holiday Parade, we all brought our rain gear, as for the last couple of years we have all come home wet. Didn’t need the gear. We know the trick now to keep it from raining, though. Another great showing of appreciation from the crowds for the Shrine and the work we do. For me, it is always a proud moment when someone actually recognizes us for our main reason for being, taking care of the kids. At the time of this writing, we still have the Poinsettia Parade to grace with our roaring presences in Englewood. With all the rain we are having, I am sure there will be a lot of bike cleaning between now and then. On a special note, most of you know of the Widow’s Sons Masonic Riding Association, and our local chapter known as the Knights of the Eagle. Many of the Motor Corps members belong to both groups so the following reflects on them as well. On Sunday, November 4, at the Knights of the Eagle’s monthly meeting, which is always held after we partake in Sahib’s Pancake Breakfast, Frank Albinson and Jerry Goacher of the Sahib’s Past Masters Unit presented Chapter President Theo (Sasquatch) Vreuls with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the 27th Masonic District, for the Knights of the Eagles’ outstanding efforts and work being done with the Masonic lodges of the district in the promotion of Masonry. An official presentation was made at the Sahib’s Stated Meeting luncheon on Thursday, November 8. Congrats . . .continued on page 38

North Port Shrine Club by Jock Robertson, Scribe, kevanfleet@comcast.net

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e have fascinating new outings and projects in the works, so please phone incoming President Sam Cohn at 377-0273 to get in on the action. Our new officers include: President .................... Sam Cohen 1st Vice President ..... Jack Watson 2nd Vice President ..... Bob ‘Mixmaster’ Sommerville 3rd Vice President .... Ed ‘Mr. Fixit’ Cornell Secretary/Treasurer .. Clint Van Tassell 1 year Trustee ........... P.W. Towsley 2 year Trustee ........... Bill Schultz 3 year Trustee ........... Dave Rubin all to be sworn in by our new Potentate this month.

A good many Shriners and Masons turned out on Sunday December 13 to accompany Rocky Kearney and Lady Wendy Streight with the presentation of their project to collect and deliver gifts to 22 ‘Residents Without Families’ at our Masonic Home in Saint Petersburg. Presents included everything on their ‘needs and wants’ list such as CD players & CDs, toiletries, and money raised for mutual supplies in their ‘Corky’s Cupboard’. Each succeeding Tuesday morning breakfast at the Olde World Restaurant in North Port our ranks swell and activities multiply. Any Mason or Shriner families are welcome to join us for our 7:30 a.m.

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SAHIB REPORTER breakfasts every Tuesday, 52 weeks a year where we usually enjoy some friendly banter and hi-jinks. There we gave Roger Dalton a big hand of appreciation for his continuing ‘first-in last-out’ service at our outdoor picnics. Recent guests included Pete Arnold, son of Noble Bob Arnold. See the enclosed photos by Phyllis Copher of recent happenings. Goofy details were Bob Sommerville’s strategy to avoid losing his 50/50 sign up pen by substituting a pencil as advised by Dave Rubin, and Sam Cohen’s hilarious observation that an exhausted and overworked Santa was seriously considering converting to Judaism because of more time (8 days for Hanukkah vs. one for Christmas), fewer kids (3 million vs. 500million), and Jewish cuisine (vs. milk and cookies). And as we go to press, Sam Cohen has also identified our December mystery Quotable Notable as Miss M.A. Hardaker who wrote in the March 1882 The Popular Science Monthly: about the now long discredited notion that the small wealthy class in America was genetically superior to the large working class

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through evolutionary ‘Social Darwinism’: “The sympathetic (political) party is all for alleviating the condition of the working class by social legislation. No such philanthropic softness is really needed in the United States, where only natural incapacity prevents a man from becoming a capitalist.—The scientific party would defend the principle of competition, conformity to the law of supply and demand, and a fair field for experiment of the survival of the fittest.” Now here’s our January ‘Quotable Notable’ quiz: What head of a national conservative think tank recently declared: “The President came out for real change by saying that parents have a right to know how their children’s schools are performing and that they should have unlimited access to charter schools. It’s such a courageous position for him to take—and so correct—that I agreed to go around the country to help him make the case.” The first reader to give the correct answer to this scribe at the above e-mail address or (941) 429-6882, wins a free Tuesday morning breakfast for two with the North Port Shrine Club.

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New members John and Kitty Brophy

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ur Keystone Kops finished a typically busy year with December parades in Venice, Sarasota and North Port. Venice Shrine Club hosted a holiday party for the south county Shrine Clubs which was enjoyed by all. The election of new officers contributed to a very active month. Now we look forward with anticipation and optimism to 2010. How fortunate we are! The next big challenge and opportunity will be Hospital Days collections in February. A lot of people are currently engaged in organizing this tremendous charitable

activity. When a location captain calls you to take a shift or two, try to help him out. All Shriners, Masons and their guests are cordially invited to join us at our monthly lunches at the Venice-Nokomis Elks Club on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. The food is great, the programs interesting and the fellowship abundant! Please give President Bill Long a call at (941) 4087950 a day or two prior to coming so he can alert the chef. We look forward to welcoming you.

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The Sahib Salute to Our Veterans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; November 15

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Heroes of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;76 members Howard House and Ed Phillips, PP, displayed their Civil War uniforms, with past century uniforms worn by Herb Mueller and Mario Bojsiuk. All are members of the Sahib Legion of Honor.

The Sahib Shrine Concert Band performed an exciting score of patriotic tunes for the Sahib Tribute to Our Veterans.

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Lt. Gen. Jerry Hilmes, World War II Veteran Noble Harold Bachenberg and Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier chatting after the Sahib Tribute to Our Veterans.

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Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier with speakers for the Sahib Tribute to Our Veterans on November 13: Lt. Gen. Jerry Hilmes, retired Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Jernigan (with his service dog Brittani) and Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston. Though blinded in Iraq by a roadside bomb, Cpl. Michael Jernigan said joining the Marines was one of the most important things he has ever done. Jernigan has worked with Southeastern Guide Dogs' Paws for Patriots program. He received his dog from the Palmetto facility and has had her for more than two years. .

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Col. Linda Gould, our third military speaker for the Sahib Tribute to Our Veterans, chats with International Association Legions of Honor Lt. Commander Morris Sykes before the event. Col. Gould is the first female Army officer to command a U.S. military group in Latin America. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


January 2010 December 2080 Robert & Ruth Riegel December 2056 Manatee Shrine Club April 2030 Charles S. Marston (In Memory of Anne M. Marston ) May 2029 Desert Patrol August 2027 Fred & Marylou Ellis March 2025 John R. Holland (In memory of Carl E. Hohlt ) February 2023 North Port Shrine Club December 2019 Everett & Evelyn Blount (In Memory of Dick Reese ) November 2019 Sahib Golf Committee August 2019 David R. Magdalik March 2019 Michael Clarke November 2018 Charles H. Burke September 2018 In Memory of Dr George & Dorothy Robinson September 2017 Marion Podewitz (In Memory of Bill Podewitz ) May 2017 Sahib Shrine Mariners March 2017 Christopher Weeks & Barbara Hershey October 2016 Patricia A. McLain (In Memory of BG John H. McLain ) January 2015 June C. Hutcheson Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Carl Herman) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Scott Macaulay ) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Edgar Sherrick ) Edward & Jean O’Hara (In Memory of Dr. Robert S. Nowicki ) December 2014 John Lewellen Bill Simon November 2014 Margaret Lawrence (In Loving Memory of Don Lawrence ) Walter Reuter October 2014 Bill & Tally Hull Ronald R. & Georgana J. LeVene (In memory of Robert "Bob" Lindner ) Marian Goldenberg (In Loving Memory of Bob Goldenberg, PP)

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SHRINE UNIT NEWS Bands by Mike Ash, MASH10@aol.com

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he holiday season has ended and we all survived the busy period. Your Band did an incredible job at the Veterans’ Day celebration at Sahib in November and followed that up with two holiday parades and, of course, the December Stated Meeting. The Venice parade was an amazing event with floats and crowds worthy of a big city; kudos to the organizers and to all the Sahib units that participated. The holiday Ladies’ Luncheon gig was cancelled in order to leave the spotlight on the talented kids from Booker HS and to give those attending an opportunity for sociability and conversation prior to the lunch service. The holiday unit party at Sahib was enjoyed by all who attended. January brings the resumption of the Tea Dances in their 24th year. We all have to make a huge effort to improve attendance at these terrific events. The low November turnout really was a shame because the Noblemen have evolved into a tight, talented, dance band with some of the finest musicians in the area filling the chairs. For the $5.00, admission there is no bargain like it on the Gulf Coast. Actually, for a total of only $13.50 a guest can enjoy two hours of dancing to the Noblemen followed by a great Hillbilly buffet dinner. With Armond Olivero at the helm, the band has continued to improve in spite of Andy Wrights’s unfortunate absence due to serious health issues. We all pray for Andy’s recovery and quick return to the Band’s leadership.

This month we feature Band President Ed Gremp, The Energizer Bunny, as our bio honoree. Noble Ed was born and raised in Chicago, IL and comes by his musical talents naturally. His mother played piano and accordion, and his father was a drummer and violinist who performed in neighborhood restaurants. Ed began playing baritone horn in junior high and switched to tuba in high school. He tells the following story. He and his mother were riding a streetcar to the Chicago Music Festival talent contest where he was to perform a tuba solo. During the ride, Ed finished reading the Chicago Tribune and stuffed it into the bell of his tuba. While performing his solo, with his mother accompanying him on piano, he noted strange sounds coming from his tuba. Needless to say, he was not a winner at the contest and learned to never leave a Chicago Tribune in the bell of his horn. Ed performed on tuba and stand up bass in Chicago while working in his father’s metal fabricating business. After a stint in the Army playing in Gen. Stillwell’s band at the Presidio, he returned to Chicago and the family business. He performed with the American Legion band and with dance bands in some of Chicago’s finest dance halls. After taking his Masonic degrees, Ed became a Shriner at Medinah Temple and played sousaphone in Medinah’s Million Dollar Brass Band. He received his 50-year Shrine pin in 1999.

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There is no end to the contributions Ed and Lady Trudy have made to our unit. Ed has served as Band president for several years as well as float mechanic and decorator. Together they host the Tea Dances for our guests. In his â&#x20AC;&#x153;spare time,â&#x20AC;? Ed played in the Venice Concert Band for 20 years. He and Lady Trudy are also popular members of the Bird Key Yacht Club where they moor their 54-foot yacht. We are truly blessed to have Noble Ed and Lady Trudy Gremp as part of our Sahib family.

Banjo Band by Ray Lee, President, glalee15@comcast.net

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he Banjo Band held its first meeting on Thursday October 29 at 4:00 p.m. Present were 12 members including Business Manager Bill Winslow and Music Director Bill Pincumbe. At this time, election of officers was held and they are as follows: President .................... Ray Lee Vice President ........... George Van Valenburg Secretary ................... Jack Gardner Treasurer ................... Ken Canfield A practice was also held on December 3 for the coming year and for the new CD we will be making. Our annual Christmas party was held on December 18 at Palmer Ranch. Our first show will be held at Ft. Ogden on January 19 at 7:00 p.m. Bill Pincumbe will 2010 Sahib Shrine Banjo Band Schedule January 19 Ft. Ogden Church January 21 Tropic Isles January 26 Tideview Estates February 1 Encore Royal Coachman February 18, 19,20 Hotel TBA

give out music for this event. The Band will be playing in Punta Gorda Convention Center on February 19, 2010 for the Gulf Coast Banjo Society Banjo Bash. Details will be given out later. Donations from the Band this year was $10,000 to the Shrine and $10,000 to the Shriners Hospital for Children. The annual show will be held at the Shrine on Saturday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday March 21 at 3:00 p.m. Bill Pincumbe is going to be inducted into the Banjo Hall of Fame this fall; this is a great honor and the whole band wishes to congratulate him.

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Camel Herders by John Cooney, a300j@hotmail.com

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ello all Camel Herders and Sahib Membership. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a pleasant and safe holiday season. I cannot believe that 2009 shot by like a bullet. I am planning a Super Bowl Party and Camel Herder Initiation on Sunday, February 7.I need Camel

Herder volunteers to put together a Ritual Team, as well as for the Super Bowl party. Let me know by emailing to my email <a300j@hotmail.com> or phone (941-232-6660), or catch me in the Sahib office. Let’s “Work Together” as a team, because “We Put Children First.”

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Chanters by Milt Thoene, mthoene@juno.com

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appy New Year 2010! Congratulations to our new Potentate (elect as of this writing) and the entire Divan for 2010. As we enter upon a new year full of challenges, pleasures and opportunities, I offer you a thought for the day that might last all year through: The Young Man and the Starfish. A wise man was taking a sunrise walk along the beach. In the distance, he caught sight of a young man who seemed to be dancing along the waves. As he got closer, he saw that the young man was picking up starfish from the sand and tossing them gently back into the ocean. “What are you doing?” the wise man asked. “The sun is coming up and the tide is going out; if I don’t throw them back into the ocean they will die,” said the young man. “But young man, there are miles and miles of beach with starfish all along it – you can’t possibly make a difference.” The young man bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it lovingly back into the ocean, past the breaking waves. “I made a difference for that one,” he replied. That young man’s actions represent something special in each of us. We are all gifted with the ability to make a difference. Each one of us can shape our own future. Each one of us has the power to help our organizations reach their goals.

Vision without action is merely a dream, Action without vision just passes the time, Vision with action can change the world. We welcome back our northern Chanters and our N’Chanters without whose support we could not function. Thanks to Marian Cox, it was a great day when the Chanters could participate in the Potentate’s Memorial Service in November. We always look forward to our participation in this most memorable event. As of this writing, we are uncertain of the future for our beloved Sahib Shrine Chanters. We are meeting regularly trying to rebuild. We desperately are in need of younger men in every category. If you know of a noble who is interested in joining us, please direct him our way. “Bear one another’s burdens and thus fulfill the law of God.” Galatians 6:2 Happy January Birthday to Chanters Past President Sandy Rae and Nelson Rogers. “Until next time, may your life’s journey be filled with encouragement for one another as we walk daily with our Creator.” “We sing that a child may walk.”

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Greeters by Dick Menzak, Past President

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ur Christmas Party at Peridia Golf and Country Club was an enjoyable event. It was highlighted with Austin Pickering awarded the 2009 Greeter of the Year. Congratulations, Austin. Our officers for 2010 are: President .................... Bill Nelson 1st Vice-President ..... Happy Hall 2nd Vice-President ... Everett Blount Sec/Treas .................. Floyd Bowser We wish you a successful year, men. Welcome to our new Greeter Syd Weinstein. Glad to have you with us, Syd. Happy Birthday to our January birthdays: Floyd Bowser Syd Weinstein Bill Powell Doug Jordan Fred Ziehlsdorf Our thoughts and prayers are with all that are ill, wishing you a quick recovery. I want to thank George Thomas for all the years he has written this column. Well done, George! You are a hard act to follow!

Looking forward to seeing all of you at our next Greeter meeting. Greeterettes Corner by Jean Batten, Secretary Our officers for 2010 are as follows: President .................... Nancy Pitts Vice President ........... Marlies Witt Secretary ................... Jean Batten Treasurer ................... Rose Bowser Appointments are: Chaplain, Dottie LaGreco, Sunshine Chairman, Dolly Flow and Historian, Mary Ellen Pickering. We have four on the Telephone Committee, they are: Rose Bowser, Midge Jordan, Mary Ellen Pickering and Rosemarie Ziehlsdorf. The purpose of the Greeterettes is to support the activities of the Greeters, to promote friendliness and frivolity, and any other service of our choosing.

Model Ts by Barry Hayes, Scribe, anha321@yahoo.com

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appy New Year, everyone! This is the time of the year that drives home the fact of how great our night parades are; not only is the sweltering heat gone, but the nights enhanced by holiday lights and decorations, are beautiful. The number of spectators always seems larger and more enthusiastic. Sometimes I wish all our parades were at night.

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Proceeds to the Building Fund

Spaghetti Dinner at Sahib Shrine Sunday, February 21 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by

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All Y ou Can Eat You Spaghetti and Meat Balls Our Famous Salad Italian Dinner Rolls Wine Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Shriners Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

I believe in giving credit where credit is due. We’re very fortunate in having a dedicated and talented Divan and staff. Those Brothers have done and are doing a great job and we owe them a lot. Speaking of dedicated Brothers...Long time Model Ts member Harold Bachenberg fought in WWII under General George S. Patton; he was wounded several times and holds several commendations. After the war, he had an interesting career with NASA. I’ll let Harold give you the specifics. I’m happy that the Ford Motor Company has been doing so well. It has been near disaster several times, but has always been able to climb out of its problems. It didn’t take a government bail out. It would have been terrible to see the iconic America’s industrial giant which is the matrix of our beloved Model Ts fail.

Happy January Birthdays to: L. Francis Anderson on the 1st, Richard Patenaude on the 2nd, Pru Beishline on the 9th, Gwen Martin on the 11th, Mary Traurig on the 14th, Pat Kline on the 18th, Sylvia Gardner on the 19th, Eileen Jensen on the 28th and Clara Pulford on the 30th. Happy Anniversary to: Richard and Nancy Patenaude on January 6, Jim and JoAnn Smith and Eugene and Marguerite Vaadi on the 24th. A Traditional New Year’s Toast Here’s to the bright New Year And a fond farewell to the old Here’s to the things that are yet to come And to the memories that we hold. — Author Unknown Remember, “ We ride so that children can walk”.

Oriental Band by Sig Pahl, Secretary, sandspahl@verizon.net

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his is a new year and many challenges are facing the Sahib Oriental Band as well as the Sahib Shriners, but under the guidance of our Divan and the able direction of Ill. Sir Don Vos, we shall meet them head on and prevail. We also want to thank Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier and his Divan for a successful year; Sahib isn’t just a place to go, it has become a refuge. Just to recap: The Sahib Fall picnic was a big success. Our band did a great job, especially when

Floyd got all those music loving ladies to participate in that mass concert! The Oriental band had 12 bandsmen participate in the Venice Christmas Parade. We played very well, but the “Showstopper” was our “Genie.” (aka Hans Wessels ) It seems that this parade gets larger every year. The children just love our golden turned-up shoes! At our November meeting, the following officers were elected for the year 2010:

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Signature of Donor: _________________________________ Address: __________________________________________

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Sahib Shrine Trust Fund Donor Recognition December 2009 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. Manatee Shrine Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500 “In Honor of Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier and Lady Peggy” The Model Ts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500 “In Loving Memory of Luther Bollman”

_________________________________________________ Inscription to read: _________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Shriners, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

This Space For Rent

This Space For Rent

Contact Sahib Shriners (941) 366-4449

Contact Sahib Shriners (941) 366-4449

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SAHIB REPORTER President ........................... Vice President .................. Secretary ........................... Treasurer .......................... Music Director .................. Band Director ...................

Tom McGill, Don Clements Sig Pahl Charlie Tacy Floyd LaDue Hans Wessels

The Florida Shrine Oriental Band Association has sprung to life again. The 2010 Fantasy will be held on May 5 thru May 8 in Ocala, Fl. That is great news! Hopefully most, if not all, Florida bands will participate. We’ll have more information later. Our O.B. Christmas party is one event that is much anticipated. It’s the end of the year and a time

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for reflection. Oriental Bands support the “Ladder of Smiles” The monetary goal for 2010 is $79,000.00. It is truly gratifying to see the results of our efforts. The happiness on the children’s faces is indescribable. We donate throughout the year, but raffle at our Christmas Party has a special meaning, since the proceeds are donated to the “Ladder of Smiles” Please keep our men and women, who wear this country’s uniform, in your prayers and thank a soldier for his or her service. Remember to collect pull-tabs. Support our Shrine and keep a child in your heart.

Past Masters by Allen Sorbie, President, dotbat@go.com

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e are stepping in to 2010 and looking forward to another great year. We now have 27 members since reforming the unit back in October of 2008 which is quite an accomplishment. After Grand Lodge, our newly made Past Masters will have the opportunity to join too, with the proviso that they are members of the Sahib Shrine – of course. The elected officers were covered in last month’s issue of the Reporter, so no need to repeat that, however I would like to take this opportunity to thank Frank Albinson for doing such a wonderful job as the Master for 2009 and look forward to following in his footsteps. He has set the bar and it will be no mean feat living up to that. We are already busy organizing the Rusty Mason Reunion which is to be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. This is going to be another great event and we look forward to getting as many ‘rusty

brethren’ as we can primed and ready to attend your local Blue Lodge. This year we’ve introduced a couple more changes just to keep things interesting and make it worth your while to come on over and see for yourself. Visiting our Blue Lodges in the district will continue to be a main theme of the unit. We hope to provide assistance wherever we can and continue to strengthen that link between the Shrine and our active Blue Lodge members. So, don’t forget! If your Lodge is shorthanded for an upcoming Degree, you can always reach out to the Past Masters unit, and we will do our best to help. Any Past Master who is also a member of Sahib Shrine is eligible to join this unit. Please feel free to call me on (941) 232-1494 or email me at <dotbat@go.com> if you are even remotely interested. Take care and God Bless.

Marshal’s notes by Carroll Scribner, sahibmarshal@comcast.net

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nother year, new Potentate, new directions to travel; we are off to a great start. We made it through December which is our busiest month by far and our next parade is not until March when we head back to Arcadia for the Rodeo Parade. It should be a great time. There may be others but so far, that’s it. Potentate-elect Don has given me the job of setting up the parade order for the year and there will be some differences to hopefully give us a better balance in presentation. We’ll try a couple of lineups and pick the one that works best. If you have any ideas please send them along. As you know the Medics Unit did not pan out due to concerns about liability, but we still have added a First Aid asset on our Marshal’s staff. Tim Kinchla was a fully certified EMT, licensed by the States of Maine and Mass., served on a volunteer ambulance team, taught life skills and basic EMT courses, served on local, state and national development advisory boards, has completed many advanced EMT courses and has handled numerous emergencies. He knows what he is doing! Let’s hope we don’t need his service,

but if something does occur, we have a man who can help. If you need him, he will be at our Marshal’s Staff cart. We also have Units Col. Jack Watson, a retired Police officer, who is fully trained as a First Responder and he, too, can handle an emergency. His credential is that required off his department and it’s been put to the test successfully on numerous occasions! Again, I hope we will never need his skills, but it may happen. There may be others in our units equally able to step in when necessary and I am sure they will do so if called upon. Then there’s me! I can hold your hand and stop the bleeding! Better then nothing! I am told that Sahib has never had a medical emergency (and I hope we never do!) but we all realize that we have one of the OLDEST temple memberships in the U.S. and there well may come a time when we need support. At Kora Shriners, my home temple, we have had several major incidences, one of which was made into a TV. movie several years ago. If it weren’t for our on-staff Medical Unit, we would

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SAHIB REPORTER have attended a funeral! Instead, we had 15 minutes of fame and a man LIVED! He was one of Oscars Clowns! It would be a good investment if each unit had a First Aid Kit with them. They are inexpensive and worthwhile. Potentate Oscar purchased two for our

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parade use. Red Cross Family kits with all the basic items that might be needed $25 each. If interested, let me know, we get a discount if we buy several. That’s about it for now. Thanks for your support and understanding in 2009. See you on the parade route and at Sahib.

Chief Rabban Elect’s notes by Tom Millaway, TJ-KT@earthlink.net

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irst, I wish to thank all the nobles who came out and voted in last month’s election. It was wonderful to see a crowd exercising their rights by casting ballots—no matter whom they voted for. Thank all of you for electing me Chief Rabban this year; I will attempt to be worthy of your vote. A new year—a new beginning under the leadership of Potentate-elect Ill. Sir Don Vos. Through the years I have worked with Don and I have found him to be a generous and caring man, and the Sahib will flourish under his leadership.

We have a full schedule of events as always, so come out and support your temple, and have a good time. The East/West Shrine Game is the 23rd of this month. From the numbers we have going to the game, all of Shrinedom will know of Sahib after this event. Lady Kaye and I wish you all a very Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Assistant Rabban Elect’s notes by Charles M. Levan, 33°, cmlevan99@aol.com

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he whirlwind of parades and Christmas parties is over and a New Year has begun. Last year was a fantastic year, and this year should be just as good. We still are concerned about membership and participation. The Shrine needs your support and participation. We all joined the Shrine for different reasons, but fun, fellowship and support of our great philanthropy should just about cover any reasons. Bring a friend to

lunch; bring your neighbors to dinner or one of our other entertainment activities. If we all work together, the job becomes fun. And isn’t that what it is all about? Enjoy yourself. Come to Shrine. I want to thank the nobility for their confidence in me by electing me your Assistant Rabban. I will do my best not to let you down.

High Priest & Prophet Elect’s notes by Bill Zurlo, stawilrlo@aol.com

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appy New Year and Merry Christmas Past; what a busy year this has been. The last half of the year saw a successful Cash Stimulus that finally hit the Potentates Budget with a sell out. An early Fall Ceremonial and a mini Ceremonial netted 16 new nobles. A new Membership Chairman, invigorated by the Membership schooling at Imperial attended by Les Ruggiero (Membership Chairman) and myself. Les got off to a running start by recruiting 3 new nobles himself. The goal for 2010 is at least 100 new nobles. By now, we have had a very successful and wellattended “Salute to Veterans” program with four major speakers and at least eight flag bearing units including one from the Shrine LOH. The Sojourners also participated along with eight units from the community. The LOH was our lead Unit, with Herb Mueller, Malcolm Van Dyke and Mario Bojsiuk lead-

ing the way. Bob Dell did most of the legwork, securing media attention. We had eager participation from several members and units. Thanks to all who made this program very successful. We are all looking forward to see if “We Can Top This” next year. My last event of the year, besides elections on December 2, was the Sahib Children’s Christmas Party for those children who were patients at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa through Sahibs efforts. Again, the Divan ladies, Aides, Clowns, Oriental Band and Santa Claus are to be commended for a job well done. Thanks to all for making this a wonderful start to many families Christmas season. Nobles remember your Blue Lodges, attend regularly, engage our Masons in discussions about our Shrine and instill in them “Fun, Family and Fellowship.” Let’s all look forward to a wild and wonderful New Year.

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Sahib Banjo Band Concert

Saturday,, March March 20 20 Saturday, Saturday Sunday Sunday,, March 21 For Information Call: Bill Winslow (941) 918-0024

7:00 p.m. p.m. 7:00 3:00 p.m.

Tickets available from any member of the Sahib Banjo Band or from the ticket office at Sahib Shrine (see Marylou)

All tickets $10.00 each Limited Tables of 8 Reservations Available

Please Make Reservations by Calling Sahib Shrine at (941) 366-4449 ext. 320 in Advance Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Banjo Band Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

SAHIB SHRINE “MONEY MANIA CLUB” $10.00 MINIMUM DONATIONS ONLY 2,500 TICKETS TO BE SOLD! 93 CHANCES TO WIN! DAILY DRAWING FOR $60.00 WINNING TICKETS GO BACK TO DRAW SPECIAL DRAWINGS: JANUARY 7, FEBRUARY 4 AND MARCH 4 ALL $200.00 TO REWARD EARLY TICKET BUYERS TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 2010 DRAWS BEGIN APRIL 1, 2010 Drawing will take place at Sahib Thursday Luncheons Beginning April 1, 2010 and ending May 27, 2010. Net profits to be used to benefit Sahib Shrine and Are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. Tickets can also be purchased online at: www.sahibshrine.org/shop.htm We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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PLACE: SAHIB SHRINE 600 N. BENEVA RD., SARASOTA

IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE TWO (2) PERFORMANCES BY THE

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RUSTY MASON NIGHT RETURNS Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Co-sponsored by the Sahib Past Masters Unit and the District 27 Master Mason Association.

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Dress is Casual (collared shirt and slacks, (please no shorts or aprons.) Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Program Tyled from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Masonic Review Program conducted byBrethern of the 27th Masonic District Special Guest Speaker: Lisa Tsotsos, N.H.A., Masonic Home of Florida Administrator

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Sahib Shriners Clothing Sales 2010 Potentateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shirts

We will be accepting orders Starting Thursday, October 15 Nobles shirts Polo Shirts (Maroon color similar to the fez) $35.00+$2.00 for larger sizes Button Down Shirts (Wine color) $37.00+$2.00 for larger sizes Shrine ladies shirts will be Wine with White Trim $32.00+$2.00 for larger sizes xx & xxx Includes Shrine Logos Name Unit or Club

Door Prize: All in attendance will receive a visitation card good for all lodges of the 27 th Masonic District from the District Deputy Grand Master This card presented with your current Dues Card will qualify your admission to all District 27 lodges without need of further investigation. The lodges of the District are: Braidentown No. 99, Cary B Fish No. 346, Englewood No. 360, Manatee No. 31, Palmetto No. 110, Sarasota No. 147, The Builders No. 376, and Venice No. 301. Refreshments provided by the Sahib Shriners If further information needed, contact Râ&#x2C6;´Wâ&#x2C6;´ Jerry Goacher, Event Chairman at 923-2665 or email joy.jer@verizon.net.

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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter King Pins

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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. —From TBA, Building Fund Chairman

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 Shrine (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 Bill Batten in the Sahib office.

Sahib Shrine Building Fund Plate Descriptions $ 100 $ 500 $1,000 $2,500 $5,000

– – – – –

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.

Thomas Paxton President Bryan Senger Vice President

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Legion of Honor Flag Retirement Ceremony by Malcolm H. Van Dyke II

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n November 14, 2009, Sahib Shrine LOH held its first Flag Retirement Ceremony. The flags were retired by burning as directed by the U.S. Government. Sahib Shrine Potentate Oscar H. Cloutier ceremoniously retired the first flag. Using a scripted speaking parts’ ceremony, IALOH 8th International Commander Morris W. Sikes then ceremoniously retired the second flag assisted by LOH ProTem Commander James R. Fletcher. Assisted by five JROTC Cadets from local high schools, under the direct supervision of LOH Adjutant Malcolm H. Van Dyke II, 190 American flags and various flags from the five armed services were retired. Of interest were the high number (7) of American flags measuring 10 feet wide by 19 feet long, with

one measuring a gigantic 20 feet wide by 38 feet long. Two 55-gallon burning drums especially prepared were kept hot and burning for over four straight hours. This ceremony and the collection of flags to be retired was not open to the general public but rather only members and families of Sahib Shrine. Plans are already in effect to have a spring 2010 retirement ceremony.

Van Dyke

The 1st Annual Sahib Flag Retirement team lead by Sahib Legion of Honor Adjutant Malcolm H. Van Dyke II prepares the first flag.

Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier does the honors of lowering the first flag at the Sahib Flag Retirement Ceremony.

Circus by Robert Trudel, Chairman

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he holidays are behind us and New Year resolutions have been set. I hope that one of those New Years resolutions you made was to support the Circus this year. All of us know that nothing has come down in price and in this economy we are all struggling to maintain our current life styles. Sahib Circus has broken the mold. We lowered our prices. This year we will have only three ticket prices; the Box Seat $20.00, Adult $10.00, Youth (11 and under) $6.00 and the Family Pack which consists of 2 Adult and 2 Youth for $25. This is the most entertainment for the dollar anywhere. Come on, buy a ticket and be a kid again!

Your Mom and Dad pin letters should have arrived around Thanksgiving. The returns on the letter have been slow. If you no longer can locate the letter or never received one, you may pick up an order form at the Circus office or just go on line and pay for your 2010 bar at the Sahib website. Of course, I’m at Sahib almost every day and I’m happy to take your donation and give you the 2010 addition to your circus pin. See you at the Circus.

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Contributions to the 100 Million Dollar Club Gulf Shrine Club Robert B. Curtis

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.

Make your check payable to:

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN I am a member of ____________________________ Temple. Signed ___________________________________________ Address __________________________________________ City __________________ State ______

ZIP _________

Please have the certificate read:

Please return application to: Recorder’s Office Sahib Shrine 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34232

________________________________________________ (Please print full name)

For More Information Call: (941) 366-4449

MODEL “T’s” of SAHIB SHRINERS

THE LEGION OF HONOR 1st MONDAY – 1900 HRS.

MEETINGS ARE HELD 2nd MONDAY of THE MONTH 7:00 P.M. “AT SAHIB SHRINE”

Ray Stevens Commander (941) 751-1296

Contact: Fred Ellis (941) 484-0089 engine79@verizon.net

Malcolm H. Van Dyke II Adjutant (941) 955-6483 Email: sahibloh@comcast.net

WE RIDE SO THAT CHILDREN CAN WALK

Sahib Mariners

Kentucky Colonels Under the Jurisdiction of Sahib Temple SARASOTA, FLORIDA

Do You Enjoy Boating? Join us 2nd Wednesday – 7:30 p.m.

We meet with our ladies the 4th Tuesday of each month, except June, July & August.

AT SAHIB SHRINE TBA Commodore

Email: Phone:

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Col. Charles "Bud" Glidden

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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: Bob Dell Phone: (941) 727-1493 Email: deepsee63@aol.com SPEAKER BUREAU MEMBERS We need volunteers!!

SAHIB CAPITAL ASSET REPLACEMENT TRUST FUND

SAHIB OPERATIONS IRREVOCABLE TRUST FUND

31-Oct-09

31-Oct-09

CASH-CHECKING CASH-BROKERAGE SECURITIES TOTAL

$

3,179.00 32,357.00 971,714.00 $ 1,007,250.00

CASH-MONEY MARKET INVESTMENTS TOTAL

$13,915.00 $581,494.00 $595,410.00

Donations are accepted made payable to: Sahib Capital Asset Replacement Trust Fund

Donations are accepted made payable to: Sahib Operations Irrevocable Trust Fund

Dale LaBell, PP, Treasurer

Dale LaBell, PP, Treasurer

RECORDER’S REPORT by Bill Batten – Recorder NOVEMBER 2009 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – October 2009 Gains: Affiliated 1 Restored 1 Associates 1 Creations 11 Reversal 0 14 Losses: Demits 1 Deaths 5 AMD 3 Suspended 2 Resigned 0 11

1,691

In Memoriam 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.

T. Herman Dooley Byron Irwin Graves

1,705

Clifford M. Lamoreaux Harry C. Schuchmann, CM Andrew Joseph Weinlen, CM

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SAHIB SHRINERS THURSDAY LUNCHEONS January Master of Ceremony

Every Thursday at Sahib Shrine • 11:00 a.m. Camel’s Milk • 12 Noon Lunch Interesting Speakers Weekly Master of Ceremony ... Ill. Sir Don Vos Invocation ................... B. John Ross Organ Music ............... Fred Hetherington Gus Spurr January 7 .......... “Grocery Industry Marking & Amusing Promotions", Gary Rinehart January 14 .......... Search for Missing Veterans January 21 .......... Kathy Dent, Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections

Ill. Sir Don Vos Potentate with our 1st & 2nd Ceremonial Masters

January 28 .......... Port of Tampa

Contact Program Chairmen Don Albertson <imdono@webtv.net> or Philip Staples <drummajor1@verizon.net> with questions or program suggestions.

3% Discount to All Shriners Plus a No Interest Finance Plan for your Roofing Needs

2301 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34237 Agents for Sahib Shriners and Araba Shriners Rick Martin Wells Purmort

Phone: 941-366-7070 Fax: 941-953-4901

The Sahib Shrine Chanters “We Sing that a Child ... May Walk!!” Are you a noble who would like to join in our fellowship, and help us make other folks smile...

Sahib Motor Corps Shrine Club A.A.O.N.M.S. A.A.O.N.M.S. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sahib Shrine - 7:00 p.m.

Call Milton Thoene ....................... (401) 378-8259 Roger Kolde ......................... (941) 524-2718 Meetings have been suspended, contact above if you have questions. We’d love to have you with us!

President John Hubbard

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Phone: (941) 776-9996 Email: Jhubbard1@tampabay.rr.com


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GARLAND & PADELFORD ATTORNEYS Elderlaw Retirement Law Guardianship Living Trusts Wills and Estates General Practice

William H. Garland William B. Padelford

(941) 748-1400

1401 8th Avenue W. Bradenton

AN ELDERLAW PRACTICE

Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A. Certified Public Accountants 1605 Main Street, Suite 1010 Sarasota, FL 34236 David R. Hess Partner Telephone: 941-366-4450 Fax: 941-954-7508 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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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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Page 38 . . .continued from page 1 Don Vos confirmed as New Sahib Potentate for 2010 gan University. He served in the Air Force. They moved to Florida and started Don Vos Sprinkler Company, which he has run for 27 years. Don is a member of Sarasota Masonic Lodge No. 147, Valley of Tampa Scottish Rite, Member of the 21st degree team and Sahib Shriners. He has been a member of the Divan for 5 years, on the Membership committee, restaurant committee and involved with many other duties of the Divan. A member of the following units and clubsMariners, LOH, Model T’s, Kentucky Colonels, Hillbilly Clan #78, Manatee Shrine CLub, Gulf Shrine Club, Venice Shrine Club, and North Port Shrine Club, Q Teocalli #183, where he is a Master Artisan, and ROJ Sarasota Court 189. As Don has presided at the Unit and Club Installations, the Potentate’s Ball, the Spring and Fall Ceremonials for our new nobles, and other necessary positions with the Divan.

. . .continued from page 1 Cooney elected New Sahib Recorder certificate in Computer Programming from the Sarasota Vocational Technical School. Mathematics was his strong suit, and he continued his education at Tampa Technical Institute and Manatee Junior College, finishing his degree in Electronics Technology and Computer Systems/ Analyst. John was hired by an aerospace corporation in 1978 and furthered his education to include learning to fly at the Boeing Flight School in Seattle, Washington, and at Castle Air Force Base outside Atwater, California. The aerospace corporation where he was employed, he collaborated with the Boeing Company, and the U.S. State Department (the Pentagon,) in developing a global airline/aerospace and intelligence surveillance system. This system was to track the growing volume of American manufactured airliners, worldwide. To be on the ground floor of this new system, was an honor for him and another candidate. They both had to undergo flight certification for every model of Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed, Concorde SST and eventually France’s airbus series, including their super-liner, the A380. He currently holds 26 “airman” certificates (pilot licenses) rated as ATP

SAHIB REPORTER (Airline Transport Pilot), which is the highest recognition for a commercial aviator license. While being employed in the aerospace arena, he controlled production lines that assembled many of the components and systems used in the cockpits and fuselages, by the large airframe manufacturers. In addition, he was educated in air traffic control, and worked in many airports around the globe, which enhanced his knowledge of aircraft operations. The aerospace surveillance system, designed to assist pilots during in-flight incidents, has proven very effective in recovering aircraft to normal operations and preventing many crashes. His partner and he currently handle the very critical incidents, while the 2,400 global controllers working under the surveillance umbrella, assist with the mild to intermediate incidents. Since 2002, he has been a consultant with the program. John became a Sahib Shriner in 2004 after being raised to Master Mason at Sarasota Lodge No. 147. His father was a Sahib Shriner for 11 years before his passing, and his nephew became a Sahib Shriner the year prior to himself. He would have joined years ago, but his busy career did not allow it. He belongs to several units and clubs: Hillbillys secretary, Chief Camel Herder, King Pins, Aide, Sarasota Fair Chairman, Ritual Cast, as well as volunteering a few days per week in the Sahib office. He is still on-call 24/7 with airline support. His pocket calendar is quite full, but he loves the fun, fellowship and philanthropy of being a Sahib Shriner. After all, John says, “We are Shriners, and We Put Children First!”

. . .continued from page 12 Motor Corps Shrine Club to the Widow’s Sons. Keep up the good work in creating those new young Masons. Let’s see if we can’t bring a few more into the Shrine and the Motor Corps. Now, as you all know, December is the month of Christmas and holiday parties, and is usually totally discombobulated, so there were not a whole lot of official Corps functions planned other than the couple of parades and our Christmas party on the 12th. At this time, I would have to say that I could only imagine that everyone had a great time, as always. I certainly am planning to have my fair share, ‘as always’. Going out a little further on the calendar, our much anticipated, traditional Spaghetti Dinner will be held on February 21, 2010. Wow, we really are here. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

January 2010 Where did 2009 go? Amazing isn’t it? We must have had one great and fun year for it to have flown by in such a hurry. Of course, we are looking forward to even more great happenings for the Corps and Sahib in 2010. It still sounds like a date in a sci-fi movie sometime in the distant future. Our annual fund raising Poker Run will take place on March 14, 2010. In relation to that event, and as part of our fundraising, tickets for our infamous Harley Davidson Wagon-Full-of-Headaches, eh, Booze, raffle first went on sale at the Fish Fry. The wagon will also be on display at most events at Sahib from that date forward and tickets will be available during those times on sight and also from Motor Corps members. Here is thanking everyone in advance for your generous support of this project, as well as for your past support of our various fundraisers for Sahib throughout the year. Congratulations to our newly elected officers: President ....... John (HotRod) Hubbard Vice-President Eric (Speedtriple) Bock Secretary ....... Al (Alphonse) Dahlberg Treaurer ......... Wally (Red Dog) Lacey Directors ........ Brian (Turnupman) Pullman Steve (Varmint) Helin Also, Barry (Policyman) Hart was elected as the 2009 Motor Corps member of the year. Congratulations, guys! Also, when you see him, please congratulate the newest Motor Corps member, Joe (Samoa Joe) Fenton. Welcome to the club, Samoa Joe! Now for those of you who do not recognize birthdays any longer, you may continue on to the next article, however, if you are interested here are some important celebratory dates. In December, Dave (Jetfoot) Bell, Jay (The Badge) Spenla, Beatty (Mrs. Doc) Shipley, and Tony (The Deuce) Galanti all celebrated birthdays. Jeff (Snowman) Young and Muriel (Snow Angel) had an anniversary in December as did Paul (Wooddog) Woodman and Sue (Puppy). In January, Gary (Stumpy) Nickols celebrates a birthday on the 18th; Reynaldo (Rey) Lozada celebrates his on the 15th and he and bride Jill, their anniversary on the 10th. In celebrating and acknowledging these very special events, I would just like to say that I hope the happiest days of your past will be the saddest days of your future, and thank you for reading this all the way to the end. If I missed anyone, please email me your info, as I don’t have it.


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Sar-I Court No. 79 LOSNA by Joyce Goacher, High Priestess, joy.jer@verizon.net

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he visit from our Grand High Priestess was wonderful. I had the opportunity to visit eight of the Florida courts with her. She’s a gracious southern lady from Texas. We had over 100 ladies come to greet her at our Friday meeting at Venice Lodge. Thank you, Venice Lodge Brethren. Our units prepared an excellent selection of tasty food for lunch—as we used to do in the “old days.” Saturday we again honored Lady Patricia “PC” Mabray at a smaller luncheon at Michaels on East. Lady “PC” is spending four weeks visiting all twelve of our courts in Florida and the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa.

. . .continued from page 7 Misemer elected Oriental Guide for 2010 Max married Lady Cindy, who was born and raised in central Missouri. She attended Central Missouri State University. Lady Cindy retired from Shelter Insurance Companies following a career as a property underwriter and claims adjuster, including catastrophe team

Petitions for our February Ceremonial need to be in before our January 8 Stated Meeting. Remember: Take time to laugh; it’s the music of the soul. Upcoming events: January (Did you make any N.Y. resolutions?) 3 Pancake Breakfast – Clowns 8 LOS Stated Meeting Inviting Officer – Lady Marlies Gluck-Upton Inviting Marshal – Lady Elaine Ortt 13 Trip to Tampa Hospital 18 Yellow Tassel Pizza Party 28 Hospital Workshop Hostess – Snow White Doves

leadership. She is a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She was a Woman of the Year in ABWA Sedalia, Missouri Chapter. They have four grown children and six grandchildren. Max was raised a Master Mason in 1977 at United Lodge No. 5 in Springfield, Missouri and York Rite Masonry 1978. He became a noble of Abou Ben Adhem Shriners in Springfield in June 1978. He moved to Arrat Shriners in

Sahib Shrine

Kansas City, Missouri in 1985, where he became a 32° Scottish Rite Mason in 1989. Max was Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge No. 749, Lexington, Missouri in 1992-93 and Trustee and Secretary/Treasurer 1993-2001 In 2003 Max affiliated with Sahib Shriners, he is a member of the Bingo Committee, Greeters, Manatee Shrine Club, Hillbilly Shrine Club, North Port Shrine Club, King Pins and Order of Q.

Every Tuesday

10:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Early Bird Game – 10:45 a.m. Friendly Atmosphere Jackpot – All Paper Bingo Electronic Verifiers Door Prizes - Annual Reward Program Instant Bingo (Pull Tabs) 25¢ 50¢ & $1.00

Free Coffee!

Sandwiches & Snacks for Sale Pay Double with Bingo in 5 Numbers or Less Complimentary 9-On for Your Birthday (Registration or Photo ID Required)

Get a Free 6-On When You Bring a New Player Come Play Bingo with the Shriners Every Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. and See For Yourself “The Most Unique Bingo in All of Florida” (Proceeds for the Benefit of Sahib Shrine) We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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6 Andy Wright, Conductor with Thursday Tea Dance Schedule a Place Place: Sahib Shrine Time Time: 5-7 P.M. vocalist 600 N. Beneva Rd. * Sarasota, FL 34232 OPEN OPEN TO TO THE THE PUBLIC PUBLIC 2009 2010 Nov. 5 Jan. 14 Feb. 11 Mar. 11 Apr. 15 Nov. 4 Nov. 12 Jan. 28 Feb. 25 Mar. 25 Apr. 29 Nov. 18

January 2010

Englewood Shrine Club The Friendly Club Meets First Tuesday of each Month at Englewood Elk’s Lodge

All Shriners Welcome

DIRECTOR ANDY WRIGHT: 361-7543 Center

Sahib Shriners Pancake Breakfast By the Famous King Pins FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

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8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Juice & Coffee $5.00 per Person – Ages 7 & Over $2.00 per Person – Ages 3-7 Children Under Age 3 FREE

Please Come – Bring Your Friends & Neighbors We Always Use Our Best Dishes & Silverware Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib King Pin Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

The World Famous Sahib Clowns

We Care

Monday night at Sahib Shrine 7:30 p.m. Come join our unit and clown around! Boss Clown Rick Taylor Clowns and/or Calliope available for Business Promotions, Parties, Picnics, etc.

For more information

Call 366-4449

Manatee Shrine Club

Proceeds are for the Clown Unlt and they are NOT DEDUCTIBLE AS CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

President: Woody Trefrey - 753-3769 6011 Dartmouth Drive Bradenton, FL 34207-4728 Email: woody.woodette@earthlink.net

Meets at the Peridia Golf & Country Club 4950 Perida Blvd., Bradention 1st Friday each month - 11:00 a.m. Social Events to be Announced

Under The Jurisdiction of SAHIB SHRINERS – Sarasota, Florida

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MORE PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – December 2009

Editor

Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier presented the Award of Unit Head Emeritus to Del Rawlinson (King Pins,) George Mitchell (Hillbillies,) Phil Mitchell (Director of Clowns,) Jarrett Miller, PP (Band,) Mike Ash (Band) and Ed Gremp (Band.)

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Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier presented the Potentate’s Award of Recognition to Recorder Bill Batten recognizing his 15+ years of service and dedication. Noble Bill and his Lady Jean have both made a tremendous contribution to the success of Sahib

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A large crowd attended the first Sahib Flag Retirement Ceremony as Legion of Honor Adjutant Malcolm H. Van Dyke II methodically directed the burning of the retired flags as prescribed by the U. S Government.

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Ill. Sir Oscar Cloutier ceremoniously retired the first flag at the first Sahib Flag Retirement Ceremony. Legion of Honor Adjutant Malcolm H. Van Dyke II, the event producer and coordinator, lights the first flag.

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The Sarasota JrROTC assisted members of the Sahib Legion of Honor in the Flag Retirement Ceremony.

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Masonic Digest

Around The Craft: The Masonic Memorial Service by Jerry Goacher, joy.jer@verizon.net

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he Masonic Memorial Service in Florida is conducted by a Memorial Lodge Chartered by the Grand Lodge of Florida or a Memorial Committee authorized by the Worshipful Master of the Senior Masonic Lodge within the bounds of its common jurisdiction, and as a Masonic Farewell to a Brother, it also serves as a powerful introduction to Masonry for the profane who are in attendance. Appendant Bodies such as the Shrine, Grotto, Scottish and York Rites also hold memorial services of great significance. Point of reference is the Memorial Service so beautifully performed here at the Sahib Shrine each November and the Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal held by the Sarasota Scottish Rite Club on or near the Vernal Equinox, a most impressive ceremony for recently departed Brethren who were “in good standing” at the time of their passing, but as yearly group memorials, these are not the same as a Masonic Memorial Service for an individual nor should either be considered a substitute for a clerical funeral service. The Scottish Rite and Grottos sometime conduct their own memorial service for an individual member upon request with or in lieu of the Masonic Lodge Service. Two important steps are involved to authorize a Masonic Memorial Service: a family member or close Masonic friend of the family must request the Ma-

sonic Committee to perform this service; the committee chairman is required to investigate as to whether or not the Brother, at time of death, was in “good standing with his Lodge,” meaning his dues paid and that he is free of any charge of suspension or expulsion from the Fraternity. Brethren not in good standing are denied such Masonic farewell unless approval is obtained from the Grand Lodge based on a lengthy illness or dire circumstance but never for suspension or expulsion. When requested to perform such Fraternal Duty for a Florida Mason, the chairman contacts the Lodge secretary of the deceased to verify his “standing.” For Brethren, not in a Florida Lodge, the chairman is required to contact the Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Florida who in turn contacts the Secretary of the Grand Lodge of which the Brother was a member to obtain authorization for the service. It is only then that the memorial service can be held. My Brother nobles, if you have let your lodge dues lapse (suspension for NPD), please bring them up to date and be in “good standing.” It is a requirement to continue membership in all appendent or affiliated bodies, including the Shrine, and next to your burial, the hardest thing we have to do is to deny this rite to your widow, family or Brethren because your membership had expired.

Thank you all, from Venice Lodge No. 301 from Rocky Kearney and Wendy Streight

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e would like to say thank you to everyone who donated to our Masonic Home Residents Without Family project this year. Our project was a huge success, due to all of your very generous gifts and donations. These 22 residents will enjoy all of their gifts throughout the year. We were able to get them all CD boom boxes so they can enjoy listening to music along with several CD’S, sweet treats and goodies and several other items on their wish/need list.

A personal THANK YOU to everyone who donated and helped us. (Wendy says, “This is a very special project for me and I could not have done this without your help and generosity including my Noble Rocky Kearney who “passed the hat” at several Sahib club and unit meetings with a lot of success! You are all truly very special people and I am thankful to be part of this wonderful organization.) Best wishes in the New Year.

York Rite by B. John Ross, KYCH, BjohnRO@comcast.net

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he Commandery of Knights Templar of the United States supports three (3) charitable activities: The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.; the Holy Land Pilgrimage; and Educational Loans to students enrolled in the 3rd and 4th year of their university programs. Great emphasis is placed on the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.; a charitable foundation founded in 1956 to aid those who need help in the preservation of sight. Assistance is available to anyone in need of surgical treatment without regard to race, creed, age, sex or national origin; provided they have been unable to

receive adequate assistance from current governmental agencies or similar sources and provided they are within the financial guidelines of the Foundation (A letter of denial from a tax-supported agency is necessary for assistance and must accompany the application.) Eyeglasses may also be provided if the K. T. Eye Foundation has met the cost of surgery. The patient selects the surgeon and the hospital. The Foundation does not have doctors, or ophthalmologists as employees of the Foundation, but several doctors, ophthalmologists and researchers serve as advisers and give their time, knowledge, and experience without compensation.

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SAHIB REPORTER The Foundation is funded by donations of Knights Templar as well as non-members. Many leave sizeable bequests, tax deductable donations and support to the Endowment Fund (from which only earnings may be used for current requirements).

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Since 1956, the Foundation has handled over 60,000 case applications resenting over $61 Million (to be continued)

Scottish Rite by Lou Ortt, PP, 33°, lhortt@verizon.net

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s we continuously read and study about Masonry and our Masonic heritage, we find many things which could explain why we do what we do today. Whether they are fact or fiction, we don’t know; but they are very interesting. In his book, Facts, Fables and Fantasies of Freemasonry, Most Excellent William Adrian Brown of the Masonic Bodies of Virginia presents some theories that are very interesting. The first deals with the Hebrew language. He points out that we often overlook the value of the Hebrew language in the ritualistic meaning of our work. For example, Solomon, King of Israel and builder of the temple to God, who is referred to in both operative and speculative Masonry, as well as both York and Scottish Rites, has additional significance. Sol in Hebrew “the rising sun” or the East om in Hebrew “the meridian sun” or the South on in Hebrew “the setting sun” or the West

Thus the name Sol-om-on means east, south, or west, which for the Mason are three very important points of the compass. The Hebrew word for wisdom is “dabbar,” for strength the word is “oz,” and the word for wisdom is “gomer.” Since Hebrew is read from right to left, the initial letters for beauty, strength and wisdom or G O D. Brown says this has to be a coincidence, because the word “God” referring to Deity was not in use until around 900 A. D. But, there may be some connection, because the initial letters of the three divine attributes in Greek are also “G”, “O”, and “D.” There is a theory that the ancients referred to Deity by these three attributes. Whether fact or fiction, Scottish Rite Masons are encouraged to read, study and speculate on the origins and significance of our traditions.

Sarasota Scottish Rite Club by Stephen F. Weatherly, KCCH, Vice President, sfw113@aol.com

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appy 2010 to everyone; I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Your new board at the Sarasota Scottish Rite Club is busy planning an exiting year of activities for 2010. This coming year as in the past, unless otherwise stated, the second Friday of all odd months we will have a luncheon at Sahib. We start gathering around 11:30 a.m. Come as you are and order off the menu. We’ll be set up in the back room on the south side of the building; I think it’s the Sahara Room. The first Wednesday of all even months, we’ll have a meeting and program at the Sarasota Scottish Rite Club at 240 S. Tuttle Avenue. The program at each of these meetings will include an actual degree preformed by the same cast that puts the degree on at the Tampa Consistory at the spring and fall reunions. The meetings and degree work will start at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments beginning at 5:30.

January 8 Luncheon February 3 Meeting and Degree March 12 Luncheons March 24 Ceremony of Remembrance April 7 Meeting & Degree May 14 Luncheon June 2 Meeting & Degree July DARK August 4 Meeting & Degree September 10 Luncheon October 6 Meeting & Degree November 12 Luncheon December DARK If you have any questions please contact me at (941) 232-1787 or <sfw113@aol.com>. I look forward to seeing you all in the coming months.

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Sahib Shriners Mission Statement

January 2010

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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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.

at the Sahib Shrine Lounge for those Shriners born in

January SIMPLY FILL OUT THE INFORMATION REQUESTED AND BRING TO THE LOUNGE. NAME: ________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________ SHRINE MEMBER # _____________ BIRTHDAY: ____________________ WAIT PERSON: _________________________ DATE: __________________ Only ads clipped from the Sahib Reporter will be accepted, no reproductions allowed. One to a customer, per month, please!

Support Your Masonic Organizations More on the SunCoast Florida Freemasonry Website: www.trowel.com/flamason

Visit a Blue Lodge Near You Wauchula No. 17 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Manatee No. 31 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Peace River No. 66 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Braidentown No. 99 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. Palmetto No. 110 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Bowling Green No. 121 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Sarasota No. 147 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Venice No. 301 1st & 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m. Cary B. Fish No. 346 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Englewood No. 360 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. The Builders No. 376 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dark in December)

Sarasota

1st Friday, 11:45 a.m. Sahib Shriners for lunch Sarasota (On odd numbered months, except dark in July, and observe the Ceremony of Remembrance in March on a date TBA each year.) Valley of Tampa

2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m., (Optional Dinner at 6:00 p.m.)

5500 Memorial Hightway

Tampa

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

Every Monday, 11:00 a.m. (November through April)

4848 14th Street West

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Bradenton


Disability Awareness: Words Matter feel isolated from those without disabilities and left out of activities. People-first language is an attempt to encourage understanding that people with disabilities are people first, and to help alleviate fear and encourage inclusion.

It’s important to use “people-first language” when referring to, or talking with, people with disabilities – especially children.

Children with disabilities, like all children, will learn or absorb what they are taught and react to the way they are treated. Every staff member at Shriners Hospitals for Children works hard to build confidence and self-esteem in their patients, and to help them discover and pursue their dreams, despite their disabilities. In working with kids toward that goal, it’s important to remember how language can affect a positive attitude. Words to avoid include “crippled” and “handicapped.” Instead of using these words, which can be considered negative, experts suggest using “disability” or the actual term involved, such as “cerebral palsy” or “muscular dystrophy.” When speaking about people with disabilities, clear, direct words are most positively accepted. For example, say, “Johnny uses a wheelchair,” instead of, “Johnny is wheelchair-bound,” or, “Johnny is confined to a wheelchair.” Wheelchairs allow mobility from place to place, which is the opposite of confining. Words and tone-of-voice can clearly indicate values, and using positive, affirmative words can make a big difference. Practice care when using value-laden words like courageous, inspiration, pity, suffer, tragic, tragedy, afflicted or victim. While courageous and inspirational may seem positive, being labeled as such can be burdensome to a child. It is also important to use “people-first language.” For example, saying, “Johnny is a child with a disability,” is preferred over saying, “Johnny is a disabled child.” People with disabilities sometimes

Conversation Starters Here are some ways to start a conversation with a person who has a disability: Say hello; introduce yourself; comment on the weather. Find something you might share an interest in – television, music, sports, anything. In short, begin the same way you would if there were no disability. Take a deep breath, look past the obvious difference, and find the person. When you speak to people with disabilities as people, you will find yourself in a conversation with someone who has had different experiences, and the exchange of views could be very enriching for both of you. If you are interested in finding out more about the person’s disability, understand that everyone with a disability reacts to this differently and, like most subjects, there are appropriate and inappropriate ways – and times and places – to ask such questions. Try using words that reflect acceptance and indicate that a person is not defined by their disability – a message that is especially imperative to convey to children with disabilities.

Words and Phrases to Avoid: Crippled, handicapped Confined to a wheelchair Wheelchair-bound Suffering from, afflicted with Victim Deformed

Instead, Try: Person with a disability Person who uses a wheelchair Has (name of condition) Survivor OSOCT09DAWM


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January 2010

GULF SHRINE CLUB

Compliments

Sahib Shriners Provost Guard Unit

MEETS 2ND TUESDAY 11:00 A.M. at American Legion Post 24 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton, Florida (except during June, July and August) LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE 4th Wednesday at Bradenton Country Club

Monthly Meeting 2nd Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The Sahib Shriners Pipes and Drums

VENICE SHRINE CLUB

2:00 p.m. Every Thursday Sahib Shrine Call Warren MacConnell 423-7054

ALL MASONS AND NOBLES WELCOME! Meets 3rd Tuesday at the Venice Elks Club 1021 Discovery Way

Contact: Ron Enger or Don Vokes 918-8713 377-1263

Contact Bob Munson President 496-8749

Join the Prestige Unit Compliments of the

SAHIB AIDES UNIT

GREETERS of Sahib Shriners Phone – 366-4449

DEDICATED TO MAKING SAHIB THE BEST IN ALL OF SHRINEDOM

Compliments of

Sahib Shriners

BANJO BAND SARASOTA, FLORIDA

NORTH PORT SHRINE CLUB

Bill Winslow Business Manager (941) 918-0024

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

Email: whw5@comcast.net

Contact Sam Cohen, President – 377-0273 JOIN THE FUN UNIT!

Sahib

NATIONAL SOJOURNERS INC. SARASOTA CHAPTER 533 Monthly, contact Secretary for monthly schedule. Edward J. Phillips, PP President: (941) 388-4050 Email: eandephil@comcast.net Malcolm H. Van Dyke II Secretary: (941) 955-6483 E-mail: 533rotc@comcast.net

CONTACT:

7:30 p.m. Wed. Nites at Sahib Shrine

Tom McGill, President (941)755-3427

Masonic Military Officers and Senior NCOs

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


Shriners Hospitals for Children Patients Bring Good Luck to NASCAR Driver

On April 23, Zamora Shriners of Irondale, Ala., invited a group of Shriners Hospitals for Children patients to spend an afternoon with NASCAR driver David Ragan at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. The 23-yearold race car driver promised the kids, who ranged from ages 3 to 17, that he would try hard to win the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race for them. Two days later, Ragan passed fellow NASCAR driver Ryan Newman right before the finish line and won by a mere 0.03 seconds. It was Ragan’s first victory in 196 NASCAR starts, including the Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series. During his visit with the children, Ragan signed autographs, posed for pictures and spoke to each child about racing and their favorite NASCAR drivers. Zamora Shriners Potentate Tyrone Davis also made Ragan an honorary member of his temple and presented him with a plaque and his Potentate’s pin, which bears his theme for the year, “Wings of Love.” He presented Ragan’s entire crew with the pin, and everyone agreed to wear it during the race. “We joked that the ‘Wings of Love’ pin carried him to the finish,” said Tim Anders, a Shriner and member of the Public Relations Committee at Zamora Shriners. “The kids were excited the whole

time; you would think they were at a theme park riding one great ride after another! We all left the track being very proud to have David and his team representing Shriners Hospitals for Children.” Ragan publicly selected Shriners Hospitals for Children as his official charity of choice in July 2008. He has brought national attention to the organization through public service announcements and other public endorsements, such as wearing a Shriners Hospitals for Children helmet and driving a race car with a Shriners Hospitals for Children paint scheme. Ragan’s most recent project was a partnership with Jet Food Stores of Georgia, Inc., to raise money for the pediatric health care system. For two months in spring 2009, customers were given the option to add a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children to each purchase they made at Jet Food Stores. Updates about Ragan can be found on www.davidragan.com. “We are very grateful for David Ragan and the NASCAR fans for helping increase awareness and funding for Shriners Hospitals for Children,” said Ralph Semb, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children. “His energy and fastclimbing position amongst the best NASCAR has to offer has opened up many opportunities for our world-class health care system.” www.shrinershospitals.org OSJUN09SHFC


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Sahib Shriners Ladies Night Dinner Dance

Birthday & Anniversary Winners

December Birthday Winner

December Anniversary Winners

Billie Dell Thorpe

Fred & Sami Phillips photos by Jim Smith II

The host for the December Birthday Anniversary Dinner Dance were the Sahib Cabiri.

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Jordan appointed 1st Ceremonial Master submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

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d Jordan, 33°, was appointed by Potentate-elect Don Vos as 1st Ceremonial Master for 2010. Ed was born and raised in upstate New York, and received his education there, earning his degree in commercial art in 1975. After spending two years in advertising, he moved with his parents, R:.W:. Doug Jordan and Lady Midge, to Sarasota in 1977. He presently owns Venetian Arts, a nationally known photographic lab which specializes in photographic art, restoration and art reproduction. This year will mark his 33rd year with the company. He resides in Sarasota with his Lady Theresa. Ed was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason at Sarasota Lodge No. 147 in 1993 and served as Master of the Lodge in 1998. He received his first Grand Lodge committee appointment in 1996 and has been a Zone Chairman every year since. During this time, he also served on several committees at the district level. In 2007, he was appointed State Chairman for Lodge Education. In 2001, R:.W:. Ed was installed as District Deputy Grand Master for the 27th Masonic District, and served the Grand Lodge of Florida once again as Junior Grand Steward in 2005. He also honored with the lifetime appointment as Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of Bulgaria. Ed joined the Scottish Rite and Sahib Shriners in 1993, and was Master of Kadosh of the Tampa Consis-

tory in 2007. He served seven years on the executive committee. As a member of the 5th, 14th, 20th, 28th, 30th and 33rd degree teams, he stays very busy during reunion times. He shares Degree Master duties on the 5th, 28th and 30th degrees and also the Ceremony of Remembrance. In 2008, he was the President of the Sarasota Scottish Rite Club. In 1999 he was bestowed the honor of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour (KCCH) and was Commander of the association in 2004. Ed was coroneted Inspector General Honorary, 33rd Degree in 2005. He is also a member of the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Royal Order of Scotland for the United States. His Shrine activities included the Desert Patrol Unit, serving as Director for two years. He is now a member of the Iron Horsemen, Sahib Motor Corps, Ritual Unit, Arch Ceremony and is the Competition Director of the Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Drill Unit. Ed was the President of the Florida Association of Shrine Motor Corps (FASMC.) After serving his term in 2000, a new position was created, and he has served as Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the association since then. He is a charter member of the Knights of the Eagle, Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association. In addition to his Masonic activities, Ed and Theresa volunteer with other local charities. In 1995, Ed was commissioned a Colonel in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Kearney appointed 2nd Ceremonial Master submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

G

ary “Rocky” Kearney was appointed 2nd Ceremonial Master by Potentate-elect Don Vos for the year 2010. Rocky spent the younger part of his life in western New York where he received his education. It was there he started his work career in the meat business as an assistant manager and head meat cutter. His love was really for hockey and spent all his spare time at the rink. He got the great opportunity to practice with a professional team in 1974-1975. He made plans to move to Houston, Texas, but ended up right back in the Buffalo area. It was in 1981 he figured out if Florida was good enough to retire in, why not get a head start and make a living there. Rocky worked in a cabinet shop for a few years and decided to go into business for himself in 1987, when he opened Thee Cabinet Shop in North Port—Still there! He is a certified scuba instructor and on the 4th of July you’ll see him and his Lady Wendy blowing things up, as they are pyrotechnicians for Garden State Fireworks. In 1996 and 97 Rocky worked on a Winston Cup Race team, lots of fun, too much traveling while running the cabinet business. His Lady Wendy, who he’s been with for over ten years, is the love of his life and is usually by his side as they enjoy doing many things together. She has

her own Harley and loves boating, scuba diving and helping out at Sahib. Rocky’s Masonic history started in 1971 when he received his DeMolay Degree. He was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in 1976, became a dual member of Venice Lodge No. 301 in 2003. He was Master of the Lodge in the year 2008 and president of the Master Mason Association in 2009 and 2010. He became a Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Buffalo in 1981 and Valley of Tampa in 2007 where he enjoys doing degree work. In 2006, he joined The York Rite, and was honored in being invited to become a Knight Mason in 2009. It was in 1981 at Ismalia Shriners, Rocky became a Shriner and with his move to Florida, he demitted in 1982 to Sahib. Some of his accomplishments at Sahib are being Director of Clubs for 2009, President of the Motor Corps three different years, two years Hillbilly president and Raban of the Clan. He has been the president of the Ritual Team going on four years. His other clubs and units include: North Port Shrine Club, Clowns, Camel Herders, King Pins and the Past Masters. Rocky is a long-time member of the International Masonic Motorcycle Club and Charter Member of three of the Widow’s Sons Masonic Riders Associations.

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New Year’s Day Pancake Breakfast Jewels of Service LOS-Tigress Class - SL Pirate Class - SL LOS-Greeters N’Chanters - SL Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance LOS-Swingers Greeter-Ettes-SL Diamonds in the Sky Clown Dolls - SL LOS-Clowns LOS-Merrie Makers - SL LOS-Orphan Annies-SL Legionettes - SL LOS-Volunteer Engineers LOS-Precious Pandas

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Pull Tabs for Shriner’s Hospitals The Ladies of Sar-I Court started in 1992 collecting and donating aluminum pull-tabs to the “Wheel Chair Repair Fund.” As of December 10, 2009, they have collected 65,743 lbs., for a total of $31,275.13 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. Call:

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FEBRUARY 1 11:30am 11:30am 2 11:00am 3 5 10:00am 7 8:00am 8 10:00am 9 6:00pm 10 11 11:00am 12 14 15 12:01pm 7:30pm 16 10:30am 17 11:00am 18 11:30am 22 11:00am 23

Jewels of Service LOS-Tigress Class - SL Pirate Class - SL LOS-Greeters LOS Songbirds-CRA Pancake Breakfast N’Chanters - SL Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance LOS-Swingers Greeter-Ettes - SL Lincoln’s Birthday Valentine’s Day President’s Day Diamonds in the Sky Clown Dolls - SL LOS-Clowns LOS-Merrie Makers - SL LOS-Orphan Annies - SL Legionettes - SL Washington’s Birthday LOS-Volunteer Engineers LOS-Precious Pandas


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SAHIB SHRINE Officers and Appointees 2010 DIVAN ELECT Potentate ................................................. Don Vos Chief Rabban .......................................... Tom Millaway Assistant Rabban ............................ Charles Levan, 33° High Priest & Prophet ............................ Bill Zurlo Oriental Guide ........................................ Max Misemer Treasurer ................................................ Dale LaBell, PP Recorder .................................................. John Cooney IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Don Vos, Potentate Tom Millaway, Chief Rabban Bill Zurlo, High Priest & Prophet Bill Batten, Recorder Emeritus Glenn Walters, PP, Emeritus W. Bruce Steube, III, PP, Emeritus

PAST POTENTATES 1981-82 * Howard Noble 1983 Glenn “Buck” Walters, ITL 1984 * Tom Bing 1985 * Theodore S. “Ted” Barton 1986 * Paul N. Jaworowski 1987 W. Bruce Steube, III, 33° 1988 Wallace “Bubba” Tervin 1989 Walter Lander, KCCH 1990 Lee E. Stewart 1991 William “Bill” Magill 1992 Al “Spuds” McKenzie 1993 * Les Taylor 1994 * Ralph E. Kaye 1995 * James Arendall 1996 Philip Mitchell, KCCH

1997 Al “Bear” Robinson 1998 Ken Terryberry 1999 Curtis Toale 2000 Louis H. Ortt, 33° 2001 Kenneth R. Gerrard, Sr. 2002 * Patrick E. Baessler 2003 Ed Phillips 2004 * Bob Goldenberg 2004 Philip Mitchell, KCCH 2005 Dwain Jones 2006 Homer Cranmer 2007 Dale LaBell 2008 John N. Mitchell 2009 Oscar Cloutier * Deceased

APPOINTED DIVAN 1st Ceremonial Master ................................................ Ed Jordan, 33° 2nd Ceremonial Master ............................................... Rocky Kearney Director of the Arch .......................................................... David Bruce Director of Ritual ................................................................... Ed Firquin Marshal ........................................................................ Carroll Scribner Captain of the Guard ........................................................ Mike Swatek Outer Guard ...................................................................... Herb Mueller SAHIB TRUST FUND Chairman ................................................................................................. TBA Trustees ............................................... Art Littman, Oscar Cloutier, PP, Don Vos, Tom Millaway, Phil Mitchell, PP OFFICE STAFF

Administrative Assistant .................................................... Mary McQueen Financial Assistant ................................................................ Barbara Hays Event Coordinator ......................................................... Linda Glendinning Food & Beverage Manager ............................................. Gene Borkowski Executive Chef ................................................................... Robert McClain CHAPLAINS Chief Chaplain ................................................................. Lou Ortt, PP, 33° Chaplain ............................................................................ Rev. Bill Carter Chaplain ............................................................................. Rev. Don Kerr HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS Donor Relations Chairman .................................................... Robert Rodd Hospital Benefit Month Chairman ................................. Cliff Bloodsworth Plaque Program Chairman ................................................... Ambassadors Business Collection Buckets ............................................. Dorwin Pulford Hospital Chairman ................................................................. Jesus Cabalo Screening Clinic Chairman ................................................... Jesus Cabalo Hospital Transportation Chairman ............................................ Ken Clark FUNDRAISING APPOINTMENTS 100 Million Dollar Club Chairman ..................................... Harold Ryman Bingo Chairman ................................................................................ Ed Luff Circus Chairman ........................................................................ Bob Trudel County Fair Chairman ........................................................................... TBA County Fair Co-Chairman ........................................... Cliff Bloodsworth Dog Track Chairman .......................................................... Ed Jordan, 33° Fez & Clothes Sales ................................................................... Aides Unit Jewelry Sales Chairman ................................................. Forest Fahrbach Jewelry Sales Co-Chairmen .................................... Jim Yeo, Jim Duke Picnic Committee (Spring) .................................................................. Units Picnic Committee (Fall) .......................................................... Club Council Spaghetti Dinner ............. Motor Corps, 1st & 2nd Ceremonial Masters

GENERAL APPOINTMENTS Audio-Visual Unit Chair .............................................. George Hernandez Audio-Visual Unit Members .................................................................. TBA Blood Bank Chairman ................................................................ Dick Hines Building Maintenance Chairman .................................... Phil Mitchell, PP Building Maintenance Committee ............ Ken Pederson, Ed Wallace Chief Camel Herder ............................................................... John Cooney Church Service Chairman ............................................. Lou Ortt, 33°, PP Director of Clubs ........................................................................ Jim Jensen Director of Security ................................................................... Gene Black Finance Committee (Elected) Chairman ............................................ TBA Finance Committee (Elected) . Art Littman, Ken Pederson, Paul Tobias Golf Chairman ................................................................ Tom Cunningham Golf -Co-Chairman ............................................................... John Sholtis Historian ............................................................... Phil Mitchell, PP, KCCH Housing Director .................................................................................... TBA Insurance Committee ................................. Bill Batten, Jesus A. Cabalo, Richard A. Martin, William. B. Padelford Legal Counsel ................................................................. William Padelford Librarian ............................................................................. Phil Mitchell, PP Masonic Relations Chairman ................................................ Doug Jordan Masonic Relations Youth Groups ............................. Charles Levan, 33° Membership Chairman .......................................................... Les Ruggerio Parliamentarian ...................................................................... Ron Morrison Program Committee Chairman .......................................... Don Albertson Program Committee Co-Chairman ................................. Philip Staples Protocol Advisor ................................................................. H. “Bud” Stuver Provost Co-Marshals ........................................... Ron Enger , Don Vokes Public Relations Director ............................................................... Bob Dell Committee ................... Jim Lontz, Jim Smith, Leonard “Bull” Durham Reporter Editor .......................................................... Gary Schweinshaupt Speakers Bureau ............................................................................ Bob Dell Sunshine Committee Chairman ......................... 1st Ceremonial Master Ticket Sales ....................................................................................... LOSNA Unit Council President ............................................................ Jim Fletcher Unit Council Secretary ....................................................................... TBA AIDES Chief Aide ...................................................................... James (Jim) Smith Chief Personal Aide ...................................................................... Fred Ellis Assistant Chief Aide ................................................. William (Bill) Athas Assistant Chief Aide ................................................................ David Joly Assistant Chief Aide ............................................................... Dick Morris Assistant Chief Aide .................................................................. Don Sims Special Aide ......................................................................... Joe Pegoraro Personal Aide ............................................... Lacey Cross, Tom Hardin, Art Monson, Ken Pedersen, Ed Wallace Aides ................................... Bob Bordner, Jim Duke, Forest Fahrbach, Vince Flow, Hal Fernecy, Bud Glidden, Chuck Hamilton, Jack Ivin, James Jensen, Ron LeVene, Jim McNabb, David Moote, Hugh Quigley, Bob Ransford, Jim Trefrey, Tom Willeman, James Yeo

2010 DIVAN ADDRESSES, PHONES AND EMAIL

Don Vos (Carol) 4488 Highlands Park Bradenton, FL 34203 Sarasota, FL 34235 potentate@sahibshrine.org

Tom Millaway (Kaye) 2702 Dalhart Ave. North Port, FL 34286 (941) 240-6166 chiefrabban@sahibshrine.org

Charles Levan, 33° 164 Nightingale Cir. Ellenton, FL 34222-4254 (941) 729-1702 asstrabban@sahibshrine.org

Bill Zurlo (Stacey Lee) 407 White Oak Way Sarasota, FL 34237-6440 (941) 954-3013

Max Misemer (Cindy) 8012 Indigo Ridge Terrace University Park, FL 34201-2053 (941) 359-8985 John Cooney 425 Whitfield Ave. Sarasota, FL 34243-1602 (941) 232-6660 recorder@sahibshrine.org

Dale LaBell (Donna) 11315 Rivers Bluff Circle Bradenton, FL 34202 (941) 751-1771 treasurer@sahibshrine.org

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

AMBASSADORS Chief Ambassador ..................................................................... Sam Upton Asst. Chief Ambassador .................................................................... TBA Ambassadors-at-Large ............................................ John Stafford, 33°, Dr. John Carlson, Dave Mills, Ray Perez, Stan Preston UNIT HEADS (* Indicates for 2009)

Unit Council ........................................................ Jim Fletcher ( ) Aides ......................................................................... Jim Smith (907-0746) Band ......................................................................... Ed Gremp (355-0221) Banjo Band ................................................................ Ray Lee (473-8374) Camel Herders ................................................................ TBA ( ) Chanters .......................................................................... TBA ( ) Clowns ................................................................ * Rick Taylor (918-1175) Directors Staff ................................................ * David Bruce (924-5751) Greeters .................................................................. Bill Nelson (497-2968) Kentucky Colonels ........ * Colonel Charles "Bud" Glidden (358-2285) King Pins ..................................................... * Del Rawlinson (951-0033) Legion of Honor ............................................ * Ray Stevens (751-1296) Mariners ........................................................................... TBA ( ) Marshal’s Staff .......................................... * Carroll Scribner (488-4363) Model T’s ...................................................... * Dave Gardner (921-0835) Oriental Band ..................................................... Tom McGill (755-3427) Past Masters ........................................................ Allen Sorbie (342-3612) Pipes & Drums .................................................. * Phil Staples (741-8215) Provost Guard .................................................... * Ron Enger (918-8713) * Don Vokes (377-1263) Rituals ......................................................... * Rocky Kearney (493-2586) Roadrunners ........................................................... Ken Clark (379-8125) Temple Guards .................................................. Herb Mueller (924-3065)

TEMPLE EMERITUS NOBLES Bill Athas ................................................................ County Fair Chairman Bill Batten ....................................................................................... Recorder Ray Bell .......................................................................... Event Coordinator Cliff Bloodsworth ........................................................... Hospital Chairman Ben Blount ............................................................ Hospital Transportation Charlie Burke ......................................................... Membership Chairman Bloodbank Chairman Gerald Goacher, KCCH ..................................................................... Ritual William H. Johnson ...................................................................... Treasurer Paul Leakey ................................................................... Hospital Chairman Ed Luff ............................................................................... Circus Chairman Marshal Herb Mueller ............................................................. Captain of the Guard Joe Pegoraro ............................................................................... Chief Aide W. Bruce Steube, III 33°, PP ............................................................ Ritual Lee Stewart, P.P. ............................................................................. Director Bud Stuver ................................................................................... Chief Aide

COMMITTEE / UNIT / CLUB EMERITUS NOBLES Mike Ash ................................................................................................ Band Bill Athas .............................................. Finance Officer, Legion of Honor Norm Bensen ............................................ Treasurer, Venice Shrine Club Jack Bryant (Chief Pilot) ...................................................... Flying Fezzes Selwyn Damron ................................................................... Director’s Staff William F. Dokes ........................................... Secretary, Gulf Shrine Club Raymond Drury, Sr. .............................. Secretary, Manatee Shrine Club Harry Falck ............................................................................. Oriental Band Ed Gremp .............................................................................................. Band Willis “Bill” Mather ......................................................................... King Pins William McKown ..................................................................... Past Masters Jarrett Miller, PP .................................................................................. Band George Mitchell .............................................................................. Hillbillies Phil Mitchell, PP ................................................................................ Clowns William Perman ............................................. Treasurer, Gulf Shrine Club John Pinkley ......................................... Treasurer, Manatee Shrine Club Del Rawlinson ............................................................................... King Pins Gary Schweinshaupt ............................................................. Desert Patrol Sam Upton (Flight Director) ................................................ Flying Fezzes Ed Wallace ........................................................................... Camel Herders Alf Weidner ............................................................................. Desert Patrol Bill Westerman ........................................................ Blood Bank Chairman Frank Wild ....................................................... Hospital Service Chairman Andy Wright .......................................................................................... Band


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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION ATTORNEYS AT LAW Garland & Padelford .............................. 35 Bob Johnson, Esq. ................................. 55 Jack Wm. Windt ...................................... 19

FINANCIAL SERVICES Global Financial Private Capital, LLC, Mark Williams . 29 Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart . 19

AUTOMOBILE SERVICES Eager Beaver Car Wash ........................ 18

FUNERAL HOMES Farley Funeral Homes & Crematory .... 20 Toale Brothers Funeral Homes ............. 15

BANKS Allstate Bank, George Dakkak ............. 50 Cadence Banking ..................... Back Page

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

BARBER SHOPS Today’s Cut ............................................. 22

GOLF Peridia Golf & Country Club ................. 36

CPAs Terry L. Armentrout, CPA, PA ............... 22 Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A. ..... 35 Cavanaugh & Co., CPA ......................... 15 Haab, Albert A., CPA .............................. 15

HOTELS Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conf. Ctr.. ...... 14

CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL Electricity of Sarasota, Inc. ................... 30

MORTGAGE COMPANIES Blondin Mortgage Co. ............................ 35

CONTRACTORS - GENERAL D.R. Coffman Construction Co.. ........... 22

OPTICIANS Manatee/Sarasota Eye Clinic ............... 15 Optical Service ....................................... 34

CONTRACTORS - HEATING & A/C Jim McDonald Heating & Cooling ........ 30 CONTRACTORS - IRRIGATION Don Vos Sprinkler Company ................. 37 CONTRACTORS - REMODELING D.R. Coffman Construction Co.. ........... 22 CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ....... 34 CREMATION SERVICES ICS Cremation Society, Augie Bottiger ... 14 EYE CARE Manatee/Sarasota Eye Clinic ............... 15

MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS National Sojourners ............................... 46

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Eric’s Painting & Decorating ................. 18 Rick's Painting ........................................ 37 PERSONAL CARE Professional Nail Trimming (Minor) ..... 34 PLUMBERS Aqua Services, Inc., Plumbing ............. 18 Rusty Plumbing ....................................... 24 REAL ESTATE - SALES Michael Saunders & Co., Carol Garvin .. 19 RE/MAX Platinum Realty (Pertz) ......... 37 RESTAURANTS Sahib Shriners Restaurant .................... 3 Terrace on the Green Restaurant ........ 37

SHRINE CLUBS Englewood Shrine Club ......................... 40 Gulf Shrine Club ..................................... 46 Manatee Shrine Club ............................. 40 Motor Corps Shrine Club ....................... 34 North Port Shrine Club .......................... 46 Venice Shrine Club ................................ 46

Speakers Bureau .................................... 33 Stated Meetings ...................................... 6 Thursday Luncheons ............................. 34 Trust Fund ................................................. 24

SAHIB UNITS Aides ........................................................ 46 SHRINE ORGANIZATIONS Band / Noblemen Dance Band ............. 40 The “Q” .................................................... 24 Banjo Band .............................................. 46 SHRINE SUPPORTERS Chanters .................................................. 34 Purmort & Martin .................................... 34 Clowns ..................................................... 40 Greeters ................................................... 46 SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION Hillbilly Clan 78 ....................................... 11 2010 Potentate’s Shirts ......................... 29 Kentucky Colonels ................................. 32 Banjo Band Concert (Mar. 20-21) ........ 27 Kingpins – Pancake Breakfast ............. 40 Bill Haley’s Comets (Feb. 14) ............... 21 Legion of Honor ...................................... 32 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner/Dance 6, 48 Mariners ................................................... 32 Camel Herder Initiation and Model Ts .................................................. 32 Super Bowl Party (Feb. 7) ................ 20 Oriental Band .......................................... 46 Golf Outing - Bent Tree CC (Jan. 16) ..... 36 Pipes and Drums .................................. 46 Hospital Committee Report ................... 6 Provost Guard ......................................... 46 Lodge Meeting Dates/Locations .......... 44 Masonic Digest ...................................... 42 Million Dollar Club ................................. 32 Money Mania Club ................................. 27 Officers (Elected & Appointed) ............ 52 Pipes & Drums Pub Night (Feb. 19) .... 28 Potentate’s Spring Cruise (2010) ........ 51 Recorder’s Report ................................. 33 Reporter Advertising Rates .................. 11 NEW ADVERTISERS Rusty Mason Reunion (Jan. 27) ........... 29 IN JANUARY Sahib Building Fund .............................. 30 Sahib Unit leaders (w/ phone numbers) . 52 Global Financial Private Capital, LLC Sahib Unit News ...................................... 18 Mark Williams .............. 29 Shrine Club Directory ............................ 10 Haab, Albert A., CPA.........15 Shrine Club News .................................... 10 Shrine Club leaders (w/phone numbers) 10 LOST ADVERTISERS Shriners Hospital Contributions ........... 6 IN JANUARY Spaghetti Dinner (Feb. 21) ................... 23 National Eldercare Alliance

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Mon

Tue

January 2010

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1

Sahib Shrine

2

New Year’s Day

Circus

5:00pm Sahib Installation Dinner

February 26 & 27 3

4

8:00am-1:00pm Pancake Breakfast

7:00pm Bar Bingo Sahib Lounge 7:00pm LOH - CRA 7:30pm Clowns -

5

6

11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band - CRA 4:00pm Divan/Finance Meeting

7

7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

8

9

11:00am Luncheon 1:30pm Aides - CRA 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH

9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting

REPORTER DEADLINE

10

January

3:00pm Sahib Rededication Service

17

7:00pm Bar Bingo Sahib Lounge 7:00pm Model T/ Classic Cars-SL 7:30pm Clowns - MH

18 11:00am Grand Lodge of New York 7:00pm Bar Bingo Sahib Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

24 10:00am Outside Rental MH

31

7 8:00am-1:00pm Pancake Breakfast 8:00am -1:00pm Blood Mobile at Sahib 4:00pm Super Bowl Sunday

February

11

14 Valentine’s Day 11:00am Grand Lodge of Maine 7:00pm Bill Haley and the Comets - MH

21 3:00pm Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner - MH

25 Past Masters-CRA 7:00pm Bar Bingo-Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

12

13

11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band 6:00pm Birthday Anniversary Dinner Dance

19

20

11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band -

26

2

10:00am Grand Lodge Indiana - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo-Lounge 7:00pm LOH - CRA 7:30pm Clowns - MH

11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band - A

8

9

15 5:00pm Outside Rental - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo-Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

22 Past Masters-CRA 4:00pm Divan/Finance Meeting 5:00pm Bingo Workers Appreciation Night - MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo-Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

3

16

23

10:30am Temple Guard-CRA 11:00am Luncheon with Band Program 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 7:00pm Ritual Team - CRG

25

Outside Rental - MH 7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

11:00am Sahib Golf Outing Bent Tree Country Club

22

23

10:00am Out Side Luncheon-MH

East-West Football-Orlando 6:00pm Outside Rental-MH

29

30

11:00am Murat Shriners-SL 5:00pm Friday Night Special-Lounge

5

11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00pm Tea Dance

10:00am Michigan Masonic Home - MH 4:00pm Mariners Shrimp Fest - MH

6 9:00am Main Hall Reserved Decorations

11:00am Potentate Reception - SL 6:00pm Potentate Ball -MH

12

13 9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting 11:00am Stated Meeting 5:00pm Outside Rental - MH

19

20

Tampa Hospital Days 6:00pm Pipe and Drum Pub Night - MH

26

Tampa Hospital Days Egypt Potentate Ball 6:00-12:00pm Outside Rental - MH

27

10:00am-2:00pm Rhode Island Shriners - MH 6:00pm Friday Night Special - Lounge

6:00pm Outside Rental - MH

Sahib Shrine Circus

28 Recorders Seminar 9:30am Outside Pageant - MH

16

10:00am Provost Guard - CRA 10:00am Greeters - CRA 11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00pm Tea Dance

18

7:00pm Motor Corps 7:30pm Oriental Band - MH 7:30pm Directors Staff - CRA

24

11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band -

11:00am Luncheon 11:00am Imperial Potentate Visit 1:30pm Aides - CRA 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH REPORTER DEADLINE

11

11:00am Out Side Luncheon - MH 7:30pm Oriental Band - MH 7:30pm Mariners - CRA

17

11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band -

11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00pm Tea Dance

4

7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

10

11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band 6:00pm Birthday Anniversary Dinner Dance

10:30am Temple Guard-CRA 11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 7:00pm Ritual Team - CRG

28

6:30pm Rusty Mason - MH 7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

15

10:00am Provost Guard - CRA 10:00am Greeters - CRA 11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00pm Tea Dance

21

1:00-8:00pm Outside Rental-MH 7:00pm Motor Corps 7:30pm Directors Staff - CRA 7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

27

11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band -

1

7:00pm Bar Bingo-Lounge 7:00pm Model Ts Classic Cars - SL 7:30pm Clowns - MH

14

7:30pm Mariners - CRA 7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

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