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The

Sahib Shriners A.A.O.N.M.S.

Reporter Volume 30, Number 4

Shriners

Sarasota, Florida

April

Having

8-10 12 14 17

Fun & Helping Kids

2 3 7

May

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Club/Unit Head Meeting, 9:00 a.m. King Pin Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 a.m., 39 Noble & Ladies Luncheon w/Concert Band, 11:30 a.m., 21 Sahib Shrine Circus, 14 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m., 6 Stated Meeting, 12:45 a.m., 6 Sahib Spring Picnic, Noon to 3:30 p.m., 35 FSA Convention - West Palm Beach

April 2011

Shrine Club Directory, 8 Shrine Club News, 8 Shrine Unit News, 18 Thursday Luncheons, 30 Masonic Digest, 32 Ladies Calendar, 42 Officers, Appointees and Unit Leaders, 44 Index of Advertisers & Shriners Info, 45 Sahib Shriners Calendar, 46


Sahib Shrine Restaurant & Lounge APRIL 2011

Lunch 11 AM – 2 PM Lounge 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Friday 11:00 am till…

Salads House Salad Caesar Salad Asian Chicken Salad Bowl Chopped Chef Salad Bowl Chicken & Tuna Salad Plate Lettuce, tomato cottage cheese

Monday Evening Tacos & Hot Dogs $1.50 each Chili Dog $1.75

Appetizers ½ dozen Chicken Wings $3.95 Dozen Chicken Wings $6.95 served hot, mild or Bar B Q with celery and bleu cheese

Onion Ring Basket Chicken Tenders

$4.95 $7.95

french fries & honey mustard sauce

Combos Low Calorie Plate

$6.95

8 oz ground beef patty with cottage cheese and fresh fruit

Soup and 1/2 Sandwich

$4.75

Cup of soup of day and ½ sandwich tuna salad, chicken salad, sliced ham or sliced turkey

Western Omelet

$5.95

with fresh fruit

Sandwiches 8 oz Burger on a Kaiser roll $6.95 lettuce, tomato, onion with French fries

Cheeseburger $7.25 Turkey-Ham Club with fries $7.95 Ham and Cheese sandwich $4.95 with chips

Chicken Salad Sandwich

$4.95

with chips

Tuna Salad Sandwich

$4.95

with chips

Liverwurst & Onion ¼ Lb. Hot Dog with fries BLT with chips Grilled Cheese & Tomato

$4.75 $3.95 $4.50 $3.95

Soup of the Day Cup Bowl

$2.50 $3.75

$2.50 $2.00 $8.95 $8.95 $6.95

Tuesday Evening CLOSED

Wednesday Evening 5 PM till 7:30 PM Prime Rib Night $14.95 With Baked Potato, Soup or Salad Bar **Appetizers and Sandwiches available** Reservations Please: 366-4449

HILLBILLY BUFFET-THURSDAY’S Serving 5:00 to 7:00 PM $8.50 PER PERSON 04/07 04/14 04/21 04/28

Pot Roast Salisbury Steak Ham Baked Chicken

Includes: Fried green tomatoes, fried fish, potatoes, beans, coleslaw, gravy, biscuits, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea

Friday Evening 5 PM till 7:30 PM All Dinner entrees are served with your choice of potato or rice, chef choice of vegetable, and soup AND Salad Bar Boneless Chicken Breast $12.95 Twin Tenderloins $14.95 Pan fried with Monterey Jack cheese, mushrooms, tomato New York Sirloin Steak $13.95 6 oz. Maine Lobster Tail $16.95 With drawn butter Fish and Chips $8.95 Alaskan Pollack - all you can eat Grouper Sandwich $8.95 Lettuce, Tomato, Tartar, French Fries Reuben Sandwich $8.95 Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss cheese Soup and Salad Bar only $8.95 **ASK ABOUT THE CHEF’S SPECIAL** Soda $1.00

Coffee/Tea $1.00

“Dinner Reservations Encouraged” 941-366-4449


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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 © 2011. 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

April 2011

Chaplain’s corner by the Rev. Noble Don Kerr, Chaplain

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pril showers bring May flowers. So we are told. That means spring is here. Springtime is pleasure-time. We feel and enjoy the beauty of nature. As we look around, we see nature putting on a new face and that reflects happiness. To see nature returning its blossoms of fragrance is to believe “God’s in His heaven, all’s right with the world.” Some do not see it that way. Maybe they can’t. But, if we can believe in optimism and enthusiasm, it helps us to look up and not down. Things may not always be at their best. If, however, we can make them look a little brighter, we have done something worthwhile. Springtime brings together two important festivals. One is Passover and the other is Easter. The miracle of resurrection and the freedom of life go hand in hand with the rebirth of nature. The time place for Jesus’ resurrection

from the dead was in the spring of the year, when anemones and wild flowers along the Judean hills would be bursting into bloom. When Moses led the enslaved people of Israel out of Egypt to the Promised Land, it may also have been springtime. All of that suggests hope. From what appears dead, new life emerges. Hope is an action of creativity, which only God has the power to bring to fruition. Passover and Easter are not man-made schemes to shock and bewilder the world. They are wonders and miracles originating with God. They are given to restore our faith in knowing that nothing stays the same but that life always is changing and being transformed. The mood of this festival time compels us to break the spell of apathy to seek the light and love that dispels the shadows of doubt and fear.

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

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ebruary was a traumatic period for our Website and our mass emailing list. On January 25, we received a message from our former Web host, that we had 30 days to vacate their system, it was being shut down, just what I needed in the midst of a busy 2011 start up! Well, we did get the transfer to a new Web host completed, but I’m still struggling with our new mass email list. The Friday Webletter now has 1,200+ subscribers and I have no way to determine how many are not yet getting the weekly emails from the list. If you are subscribed and not yet receiving the weekly Friday Webletters, please send a message to <editor@sahibshrine.org>. How do you know if you are subscribed?

When I transferred the subscriber email list to the new Mailman mailing list, you would have received a Welcome message; on March 1, you would also have received the monthly password reminder message. If you received both of these messages, but still aren’t getting the Friday Webletter, I need to know. I may need to change to yet another emailing program, if our problems aren’t resolved soon. I have started posting the current Webletter on the Website, so those who have difficulty reading the Webletter or who didn’t receive it, can view it via a Web browser, go to < http://sahibshrine.org/web letter.htm>, this page will be updated each week when the new Webletter is emailed.

Photo on Page 1: The 15th Annual Rusty Mason Night Team. 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!


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SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate’s Notes

Nobles, April is Circus month at Sahib; the event Shriners are mostly associated with for our kids. This gives us a chance to show off our name and what we do for our kids. We bring 1,400 children to the Circus every year at no charge. You can all be proud of that fact. This month also brings our ladies and nobles luncheon with the outstanding performance of Sahib’s Concert Band, which is under the direction of C. Jarrett Miller, Past Potentate of ZemZem. Ill. Sir Miller has come to call Sahib his home and has produced wonderful sounds with this very professional ensemble. This too is the month for Sahib’s Spring Picnic. Always a good show for our members, and, I am certain one of the Divan will surprise us with entertainment he has planned. We really do as much in a month as some other Shrines do in a year—who tells us that? All our visitors! We must not forget membership. Get your friends and family interested in Masonry and the Shrine. We will have our Ceremonial in August this year so please try and enlist a new member so we can continue to be the best Shrine in Shrinedom. Remember the Divan is working for you, the noble, so please let us know what you like, as well as what you don’t; we are always available to talk with you. We try to keep everyone happy. Remember to call a Brother you haven’t seen for a while; I’m sure both you and he will appreciate it. God bless the Shrine and God bless America. Yours in the Faith,

Tom Millaway, Potentate

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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SAHIB REPORTER

April 2011

SAHIB SHRINERS

“SPRING SWING”

PRESENTED BY THE

MANATEE SHRINE CLUB

LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE W ith Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

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

Sliced Roast Beef w/ mushroom gravy Salmon Steak w/maple sauce

Tickets: $19.50 per person, includes sales tax and gratuity Purchase Ticket Reservations in Advance a Must! Nobles – Fez, Jacket & Tie 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.

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE CONTRIBUTIONS TO SHRINERS HOSPITALS

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

February $ 400.00 195.00 31,299.88 .00

Total Year To Date $ 1,325.00 388.52 31,499.88 .00

$ 31,894.88

$ 33,213.40

APRIL ATED MEETING STA ST THURSDAY NOON April 14, 2011

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11:00 a.m.Fun and Fellowship 11:30 p.m.Band entertains 12:00 Noon Lunch 12:45 p.m. Meeting Opens Balloting 2011 Dues card and Fez required

* $TBD Retained for The Sahib Hospital Transportation Fund.

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL COMMITTEE REPORT

MA Y MAY ST ATED MEETING STA

Jesus Cabalo, Hospital Chairman

THURSDAY NOON May 19, 2011

REPORT FOR FEBRUARY New Patients (YTD) ....................................................... 15 (22) Trips (YTD) ..................................................................... 29 (70) Trips to other hospitals (YTD) ...................................... 0 (3) Clinic Appointments (YTD) ........................................... 127 (234) Admissions (YTD) .......................................................... 6 (7)

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11:00 a.m.Fun and Fellowship 11:30 p.m.Band entertains 12:00 Noon Lunch 12:45 p.m. Meeting Opens Balloting 2011 Dues card and Fez required

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Recorder’s notes by Oscar Cloutier, Recorder, ocloutier@verizon.net

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obles, I want you to know that after the first two months of this year Sahib temple is doing very well. In February, we enjoyed a banner month in our restaurant and lounge. We are so blessed to have the Grand Masters and their entourages from all different parts of our middle and eastern states choose Sahib for their winter pilgrimages. We also have the Potentates from these same states come for their winter gatherings. The Divan and the Sahib nobility thank you sincerely for coming to Sahib for your winter meetings. On April 8, 9, and, 10, we will feature our Shrine Circus. This year’s circus will be a three-day event. We

will have three shows on Friday the 8th and on Saturday the 9th and this year for the first time, two shows on Sunday 10th. And more great news; the shows will be at Robarts on the grass to the right of the arena, and right on Fruitville Road. Nobles, come and support your temple, you will enjoy our circus. We still have approximately 200 nobles that have not paid their dues, although we are somewhat ahead of last year, we are always concerned, and we do not want to lose any Sahib nobles. Check your status, maybe some of you have forgotten to pay them.

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

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s I write this article, I am preparing to enter Moffitt Cancer Hospital in Tampa. As you read this article, I will have finished my treatments and hopefully back among the active Shriners I have pledged to serve. I wish to thank all those who sent cards, and prayers for my successful treatment. It means a lot and helps keep up one’s spirits. Well here it is April. The spring baseball season is a memory, as is the Sarasota County Fair and all the other activities that happened in March. I really missed the Imperial Sir’s official visit. I always look forward to that great event for Sahib Shriners. But this month we have a CIRCUS! We have been preparing for this event for over two months and now we can see the fruits of our labor. Enjoy the Circus,

bring your friends and neighbors. Watch the children as they watch the different acts and stunts of the clowns. Membership continues to be a primary concern of all Shriners. Our Ambassadors have volunteered to be a part of the membership team. With an Ambassador in each Masonic lodge, we will have a presence that will not just be another “Here come the Shriners, trying to steal our members,” but Shriners who participate in lodge activities and help the lodges get new members, participate in lodge degrees, and raise funds. You don’t have to be an Ambassador to do these things; all you have to do is participate in your Blue Lodge as a member and as a Shriner. Keep up the good work and continue to support your Blue Lodge and Sahib Shriners.

Assistant Rabban’s notes by Bill Zurlo, stawilrlo@aol.com

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t is good to be back after a lengthy illness. What ever germ was out there found an unlucky host in me. Thank you all for your cards, prayers and phone calls. Well, we are finally into spring and looking forward to the Circus, under the big top at Robarts Arena for a three-day stint. Baseball spring training is over after a bumpy start with concessions under the direct management of the Pirates Organization. We all hope that the rough start will turn into a smooth transition. We can all pride ourselves on having two quality clubs, Mana-

tee and Gulf, with professional leaders and workers who do quality work to make things run smoothly. After all the hard work, we can breathe a sigh of relief and some of us can enjoy the spring potentate’s cruise to the friendly Caribbean. March also brought the annual Imperial Potentate’s visit on Thursday, March 10 and we hope this went as expected. This is all for now and I hope April brings everyone a few flowers so we can all stop and smell the spring scents. God bless America.

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SAHIB REPORTER

April 2011

SHRINE CLUB DIRECTORY DIRECTOR OF CLUBS

Sam Cohen – (941) 377-0273 Email: sam_i_2am@yahoo.com

CLUB COUNCIL Sec./Treas.: TBA

ENGLEWOOD SHRINE CLUB

GULF SHRINE CLUB

Co- Presidents: Ron Mines – 697-2523 Email: rmines203@comcast.net. Richard Hire – 475-3410 Email: rehire95@comcast.net Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Englewood Elks 11:30 am. Lunch 12 Noon

President: Vic Larson – 758-8943 6009 Courtside Dr., Lot T11 Bradenton, FL 34210-4956 Email: vlarson3@tampabay.rr.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: James (Jim) F. Smith - 907-0746 6539 The Masters Ave Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 Email: jf.smith2@verizon.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: Eric Bock - 753-8777 6918 Pleasant Hill Road Bradenton, FL 34203 Email: rericbock@aol.com Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sahib Shrine - 7:00 p.m.

NORTH PORT SHRINE CLUB

VENICE SHRINE CLUB

President: Jack Watson – 240-5737 4139 Targee Ave North Port, FL 34287-4222 Email: jackwatsonjr42@aol.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, 2nd Monday at 11:30 a.m.

President: Jim Jensen – 739-9324 2808 60th Ave. W., #1903 Bradenton, FL 34207-4313 Email: danceeileen@tampabay.rr.com Meets at So. Venice Yacht Club 4425 Yacht Club Dr. South Venice 3rd Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.

SHRINE CLUB NEWS Gulf Shrine Club Victor Larson, President, vlarson3@tampabay.rr.com

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e are well into our baseball season. Thank you again for all your fine support. With our “TEAM” of Gulf Shrine Club nobles, ladies and volunteers doing their part, along with Gil Pierola, Jr. continuing his excellent job of overseeing the entire Gulf Shrine Club operation, we look forward to another successful season. There was no meeting in March, nor did we have our Ladies Night Dinner Dance. We will meet again

Tuesday, April 12, at the American Legion Post #24, 2000 75th Street West 10:00 a.m. board meeting, 11:00 a.m. business meeting and luncheon. Please join us. See you there! The Ladies Night Dinner Dance and Luau will be April 27 at the Bradenton Country Club. Please call Don Walker, for details (941) 896-7076.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Hillbilly Shrine Club by Mike Davenport, Secretary, mike@traveling-man.com

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owdy, y’all! Here’s the latest from “Behind the Outhouse”. Our Annual Hillbilly Hoedown was Saturday, March 5. Yee Haw! Everone had lots a fun. Good vittles and good music by the Brass Rings and of course some good music by our new Cuzzins. Sami Phillips was voted Possum Queen and new cuzzin, John Koch was voted Possum King! Photos on page 13. Did ya hear, a hitchhiker in the hills was picked up by a hillbilly who pulled a gun on him and ordered him to take a bottle of corn moonshine from the glove compartment of the car. “Drink it,” the hillbilly ordered, waving the gun. The hitchhiker took a swallow from the bottle, gasped, gulped, blinked, wept, gagged, choked, shuddered, squirmed and twitched.

“All right,” the hillbilly said. “Now you take the gun and force me to take a drink.” Remember Maw on Mother’s Day on May 8! Don’t ferget to mark yore kalunder for the 2011 Imperial Hillbilly Convention right here at Sahib, September 29 to October 2. For more information and updates see <http://hillbillyconvention2011.com>

April April April April

Hillbilly April Menu 7 ........... Pot Roast 14 ......... Salisbury Steak 21 ......... Ham 28 ......... Baked Chicken

Be safe, be healthy, be happy.

Manatee Shrine Club by James (Jim) F. Smith President, jf.smith2@verizon.net

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s I look back at the seventeen Pirates games we worked I must thank each and everyone who stepped forward and helped. Not knowing what this season would bring everyone went with the flow and we hope had some fun doing it. Very proud of ALL! It was different this year working for the Pirates and their new staff. There were changes in the layout of Pirates Grill and Bull Pen, plus we were asked to work the Bucco Bar & Grill. The cash registers were

new to us all and our members did a great job with all that had to be learned. Thanks also to our members who worked the Sarasota County Fair. We will have members working the Sahib Circus on April 8, 9 and 10. We could use extra volunteers for this event. Our luncheon is on Friday, April 1, and then April 12 we are hosting the Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance. We hope you will attend both. Have Fun!

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

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reetings! Gloriously, I have seen the first sign of spring and if you missed it, you are in luck as it is still around. Take a short trip out to I-75 and you will note that there are more RVs towing cars and trailers heading north, than heading south. A positive sign that spring has sprung. Now don’t take that the wrong way, as we will certainly miss our Shrine flock of snowbird brothers and sisters when they depart. It is simply a sign of that time of year. Have a safe trip home folks and a wonderful spring and summer, and a safe return to us.

I must make a comment about the February 27 Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner and that is, the MC’s chief chef and restaurateur, Wally (Red Dog) Lacy, as I had predicted, would arise from his knee replacement healing bed to come and supervise this prestigious, signature event. Today Wally is almost totally healed and is out and about. Now that wasn’t a warning or anything like that—just an observation. A large congrats for your perseverance to overcome Wally. Great to have you back with us.

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Meetings 1st Thursday of each Month at Sahib Shrine

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SAHIB REPORTER March was a busy month starting out on the 5th with Mike and Kim Harrell being installed as Worthy Patron and Matron, respectively, in the Bradenton Chapter of Eastern Star. Congrats to them both for taking on such rewarding and important positions in our Masonic family. For those of us who attended their lovely installation, we learned that the FIRST and ONLY line that Mike is required to memorize, is “Yes Dear!” He said that he already had that line perfected as it was usually the last thing out of his mouth when conversing with Kim, who, by the by, is the MC’s official photographer. Congrats to you both and have a great year On the 10th we escorted our Imperial Potentate George A. Mitchell from I-75 and Fruitville Road to Sahib for our weekly men’s luncheon. A rousing reception befitting of his position confronted him upon his arrival and a festive luncheon followed. Thank you for your visit Imperial Sir. The 12th found us out in Arcadia doing our parade routine along with several other Sahib units and clubs. This is one of our favorite parades as it is about six blocks long and we don’t have to worry about our motorcycles overheating. It is always a good time as the folks are always very appreciative. I really wish they wouldn’t take aim before throwing those beads or whatever they are—I think it is strung kernels of corn. OK Gary, I am trying to keep this to the bear essentials. Explanation: I was out of town on the deadline date for this issue and our editor Gary Schweinshaupt was gracious enough to insert this article at the last minute—as long as I kept it short and to the point. I really am trying Gary, but I have a “motor mind.” Once in gear it is hard to stop it. And forget that “on a dime” thingy. On March 19, we joined the Widow’s Sons for our annual trek to the Masonic retirement home in St.

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Pete. This has become a very large event and is a time when Masonic organizations from all over the state rally to offer support to the home. The event is open to anyone and if you have not been to see this facility and its wonderful setting on the water, it is an excellent example and inspiration of how we take care of our own. And of course, on the 20th, we engaged in our Annual Motor Corps fund-raising Poker Run. Once again the turn out was great and the event was a huge success. Our President Eric Bock asked that I thank all of the members and their ladies, and friends of the Corps that made this all happen. Large kudos to Dave and Rita Bell for ram-rodding the Wagon-of-Cheer sales, as well as to all who helped out with setting up and selling the tickets. Great teamwork by all. If you missed this star-event, it was a terrific time, so consider attending next year. You will not regret it. April is looking to be a rather slow month in the events category. Many MC members who are also WS members, will be joining the Widow’s Sons in attending one of their annual sanctioned events in Leesburg on the 7th through the 10th. This also coincides with the Leesburg Annual Bike Fest so should, once again, be a good time for all. Speaking of ‘fun times,’ let’s see who is going to be celebrating a birthday and/or an anniversary this month. Once again, if you should be listed below as a celebrant, and are not, please let me know and I will rectify the problem. OK, here we go… April Birthdays: Lady Jan Dahlberg, 21st; Lady Barbara (Bball) Hart, 6th; Lady Carol Hubbard, 21st; Lee (Hacker) Jones, 8th; Tony (Tony P.) Malinoskie, 20th: Bryon (Shortcut) Pullman, 24th; Lady Joni (Jupi) Steelman, 16th; and Joe (Stroker Joe) Stella, 27th. Anniversaries: Terry (Bubba Lee) and Brenda Meadows, 24th. And those, my friends are my predictions for the month of April. Well, at least that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. Have a great month. 

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

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e invite everyone to our club events in April! Please phone 1st VP Bob ‘Mixmaster’ Somerville (941) 429-6433 for the time and place of our Monthly Mixer and your menu choices and reservations. We wind up the month on Monday the 21st at our Baked Ham and Pineapple Picnic at 11:00 a.m. in the North Port Dallas White Park picnic pavilion. Please register with Sam Cohen (941) 276-0329 or President Jack Watson (941) 240-5737 for reservations and needed contributions. Our best news—the North Port Shrine Club raised $3,100 in our February Hospital Days drive, a whopping increase over our $2,383.48 total last year! And our numbers continued to swell at our recent events as pictured. We installed new members Paul Ruksznis (“Rock-sha-niece”) and Stefanos J. Loisou. Visitors and guests included President Jack Watson’s twin brother Jim with wife Jean plus sisters Dottie and Barbara with her husband Steve. Also visiting, Charter Member Bob and Betty Adams’ son Gary with wife Dottie.

Each Tuesday 7:30 a.m., rain or shine, 52 weeks of the year, we breakfast at the Olde World Restaurant in North Port for info, fun and fellowship. We invite any Mason or Shriner with their lady and/or friends to join us for some friendly banter, and civic projects. And please continue to bring your old magazines with blackened or cut out address labels to our Tuesday breakfasts for 2nd VP John Brophy and his gang to contribute to medical waiting rooms and fire stations. Sickness and distress: The Black Camel has come for Noble Alfred Hartley. We will miss his dry New England wit and pithy humor. Please offer support to his companion Dorothy Mercel and to his family, and keep them in your thoughts and prayers. And as we go to press, only our Noble Sam Cohen identified our March Quotable Notable as Mark Weisbrot, Co-director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, who wrote in December: “According to a recent CNN poll, 60% of Americans under 60 and

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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SAHIB REPORTER 70% of those under 50 believe that Social Security will not be able to pay them a benefit when they retire. In reality, the likelihood that any living

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American’s Social Security benefits will not be paid to them when they retire is about the same probability that there will be no U.S. government at that time.” So here’s our April quiz: What national columnist recently observed (after admiring Winston Churchill’s wartime public realism in “blood, toil, tears and sweat”): “Americans too honor leaders who speak hard truths, if sometimes only in retrospect. But just as often, we punish candor. Walter Mondale thought he was doing the right thing in 1984 by announcing that if elected, he would raise taxes; he lost 49 states, and Ronald Reagan raised taxes 11 times. George H.W. Bush agreed to a budget deal that laid the groundwork for a decade of prosperity—for which Bill Clinton got the credit, having bounced Bush from office.” The first non-club member to send the correct answer to the above e-mail address wins a free Tuesday morning breakfast for two with the North Port Shrine Club.

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Edward J. Pahl, 2007 Sphinx Shrine Past Potentate (newly elected to the Board of Governors for the Shriners Hospital for Children-Boston) with his Lady Linda and Liz Anderson of North Port at the steak/chicken picnic on February 21.

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North Port Shriner Ed Cornell with Sahara Chirino his little neighbor who had a serious foot problem, Ed talked with her mother Sarah Surkan about our Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children. She is now 3 years old and has had tendon transfer surgery on her right foot and goes to our hospital every six months for a check-up, and is enrolled in a dance class!

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On left, NPSC's Past President Randy Anderson with Ill. Sir Tom Millaway (also a North Port resident) with his Lady Kaye.

Venice Shrine Club by Ralph Boegel, Secretary, rdboegel@verizon.net

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ews from the Ag Building! Those nobles who worked shifts during Hospital Collection Days were thanked for their efforts with a hamburger/hot dog picnic on February 21 held at the Ag Building pavilion. Cooking and serving was provided by Keystone Kops and their ladies, who by the way have been a busy group. They meet monthly for “Fun Night” at local restaurants, with their ladies, to socialize. Also, they participate in the monthly “Island Nights” in downtown Venice. The stores stay open late and the KOPS patrol the streets and interact with the shoppers. Everyone enjoys it and it

provides favorable publicity for the Venice Shrine Club and Shrinedom, in general. Lastly, the Venice Shrine Club holds its monthly luncheons at the South Venice Yacht Club, 4425 Yacht Club Drive, Venice on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 11:00 a.m. for socializing with lunch at noon. All Shriners are invited to join us. Good food and an interesting program are guaranteed! Please try to give VSC President Jim Jensen a couple days advance notice at 739-9324, if possible.

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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – March 2011

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Editor

Ill. Sir Tom Millaway accepts a checks of $650 from the Oriental Band and $550 from the Pipes & Drums for their Hospital Days collections, presenting for both units was Phil Staples.

Ill. Sir Tom Millaway accepts a check of $2,078 from (l) Dick Menzak of the Greeters and (r) Chuck Barrett of the Legion of Honor for their combined Hospital Days collections at the Publix at Paradise Plaza.

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Model T President Charles Hamilton presented Ill. Sir Tom Millaway a check of $4,111 for their Hospital Days collections.

Sahib Past Potentate Bruce W. Steube, III, 33° introduces Imperial Potentate George A. Mitchell to the nobility at the March 10 Shriner’s Thursday Luncheon.

Editor

Imperial Sir George A. Mitchell made his official visit to Sahib on March 10. Here he is with all the Potentates and Past Potentates who were here to greet him and attend our Sahib Thursday Luncheon. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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HILLBILLY HOEDOWN (and other events) – March 2011

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Hillbillies Fred Phillips and Rocky Kearney waiting in line for some of that famous Sahib Kickapoo Joy Juice at the March Hoedown.

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Sami Phillips was voted Possum Queen and new cuzzin John Koch was voted Possum King.

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Sahib Clowns are also Hillbillies, many showed up at the Hoedown!

Once you get those Sahib Hillbillies fired up, you can usually expect some Hillbilly Boogie music, using their ‘professional instruments,’ of course. I think they put some of the new Cuzzins in this group.

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April 2011 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 March 2021 Dr. Lawrence G. Schaeferle (El Kahir-Iowa), North Port Shrine Club October 2020 Dolores O'Neal (In Memory of Loved Shriners ) Norris and Barbara Walker 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 ) March 2016 Jerry & Joyce Goacher Dottie Pinkley (In Memory of John Pinkley) Don and Elayne Sims February 2016 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Ed Luff) (In Memory of Christopher Weeks) January 2016 Jim & Eileen Jensen December 2015 Aides Office (In Memory of Richard G. Morris) September 2015 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Richard G. Morris)

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SHRINE UNIT NEWS Clown Alley by Neil Giroux, Ok-Ok the Tramp, neil.giroux@gmail.com

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he Sahib Clowns are off and running in 2011, and there is a slate of new officers as well. Anthony “Sparkles” Vignocchi is Boss Clown for the year; Butch “Sparky” Power is First Vice; Del “Delby” Rawlinson is Second Vice and Fred “Bucky” Phillips returns as Secretary. The Clowns in fair numbers went to Tampa for the Hospital Days, and to the East-West Shriners football game in Orlando. Rehearsals are underway for the clown skits at the Sahib Circus on April 8, 9 and 10. Ill. Oscar “Clyde” Cloutier, PP, a long-time clown at Sahib and in the northeast, and with the International Shrine Clown Association (ISCA) is at the helm with the Clown skits and rehearsals.

And, the Florida Shrine Clown Association’s convention is set for May 5-7 in Palm Beach. Sahib’s own Joe “Boogie” Humphreys is set to ascend to the president’s chair at the convention and Del “Delby” Rawlinson moves up to 2nd vice president. Fred “Bucky” Phillips will serve as interim secretary for this Clown event. Eight clowns thus far have expressed intentions to travel to the Palm Beach event. And the Clowns, with Rick “Sliver” Taylor as coordinator, plan a group trip to the Sarasota Sailor Circus on April 1. We have quite a few new Clowns in the Sahib unit, and that means that the grease paint will be flowing again soon. That’s all folks.

Kentucky Colonels by Col. Jim Jensen, President, danceeileen@tampabay.rr.com

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he Kentucky Colonels will be dining at Barnacle Bill’s on Tuesday April 26, at 5050 N. Tamiami Trail (Route 41) in Sarasota just south of the airport. We meet at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m.; and will be ordering off the menu.

The uniform for our meetings is white suit and fez. Our meetings are brief; so we have time for socializing. We welcome new members, if you are interested; please call Jim Jensen (941) 739-9324.

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very special thanks to all who worked on Hospital Days, February 10-12; the LOH in conjunction with the Greeters collected $2,078 for the Sahib Hospital Transportation Fund. Special thanks to 2LT Commander Alan Hochroth, 1LT Commander Les Ruggiero, Giles Light, Chuck Barrett, Finance Officer Herb Mueller, PC Ray Stevens, Jim and Barbara Stainbrook, PC Wayne and Betty Marx, Bill Summerfield and PC Mario Bojsiuk for their dedication to this effort and to Publix at Paradise Plaza for allowing us to collect in front of their store. Good job by all from Commander Lou Ortt, 33°, PP. April not only brings spring flowers, warmer weather, but birthdays; happy birthday to LOH Noble Jack Crawford.

Wars produce strange bedfellows: New York National Guard mom Sgt. Marilyn Gonzalez, 42, and her 20-year-old daughter Pvt. Jessica Pedraza served together in the very same unit, 1058th Transportation Company in Iraq from December 2009 to December 2010. They even slept in the same barracks, but due to US Army procedures not in the same room. They both were involved in transporting weapons out of Iraq and into Kuwait as part of the military’s drawdown. Keep in touch! If you don’t stand behind our troops, please, feel free—to stand in front of them!

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

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reetings from the Model Ts, everyone; our February meeting was called to order at exactly 7:00 p.m. by President Charles Hamilton. We’re very fortunate to have Charles as president as he has served the unit in this capacity before. Charles knows how to move the meeting forward while covering all the bases as well as dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s. It was also good to see our new members present. Captain Mike Swatek reported that participation in recent holiday parades was excellent with a minimum of car problems.

Several fundraising ideas were discussed as well as some new and old business matters. President Hamilton closed the meeting shortly after 8:00 p.m. It’s good to see the Ford Motor Company doing so well. It is steadily putting its financial problems behind. The company has been on the same stage several times in its history, but always found a way out. It was one of the few that didn’t take federal money. It would have been terrible to see the industrial icon fail. Henry Ford was globally admired for his genius. Before WWII, Adolph Hitler presented

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SAHIB REPORTER Ford with a commendation, as did Lenin. Hitler hoped to emulate Ford when he commissioned Dr. Ferdinand Porsche to design and produce the Volkswagen (the people’s car). At the turn of the century, a leading business magazine named Henry Ford as the most influential man of the 20th century. I often think of him as I watch our Model Ts perform...true pieces of Americana. We’re looking forward to our unit picnic at Turtle Beach in April; it always offers much camaraderie, horseshoes, music and outstanding food...beware if you happen to be on a diet! Happy Anniversary to: Byron and Elaine Otto on the 2nd, Mike and Linda Levin on the 17th, Sam and Marlies Upton on the 20th and John and Florence Arnold on the 23rd.

April 2011

Happy Birthday to: Richard (Dick) Kinzly on the 2nd, Dorwin Pulford and Marlies Upton on the 5th, Georgana LeVene on the 7th, Youn Sun Smith on the 11th, Dave Dewey on the 14th, Kathyrn Stidam on the 15th, Florence Arnold on the 23rd, Mary Jane Hamilton on the 29th and Sue Smith on April 30. The Easter Feeling... The Easter feeling does not end. It signals a new beginning, Of nature, spring, and brand new life, And friendship, peace, and giving. The spirit of Easter is all about Hope, love, and joyful living. — Author Unknown “Remember, We ride so children can walk!”

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

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et’s give thanks for residing in the greatest state in the union. So, it was a little cold at times, but what about the warm days and balmy nights we’ve been enjoying? Even traffic will ease up in a few weeks. The rule is just leave a little earlier to get there! The Oriental Band wants to thank all nobles, their ladies and friends of the Shrine for supporting our Shrine at the Birthday/Anniversary dinner dance. The meals are always superb and the fellowship and camaraderie is great.

The FSOBA fantasy will be held May 4 - 8, at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; hosted by Amara Shrine. The Imperial session will be held in Denver, Colorado on July 3 - 7. Our band is looking forward to both of these events. Harold Eady was appointed by Ill. Sir Tom Millaway to be the director of Public Relations. He can be reached at Home: (941) 351-7860, Cell: (705) 7895686, email: <hjeady@comcast.net>.

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Sahib Shrine

Shriner’s & Ladies Luncheon All Sahib Shrine Ladies are invited

Lunch

11:30 a.m.

Featuring

Roast Beef Dinner with Mashed Potato Vegetable Medley Rolls and Butter Dessert Coffee & Tea

The Sahib Concert Band

Thursday, April 7 $13.00 per person (incl. tax & tip) Tickets maybe purchased in advance on Thursdays at the Sahib Shrine. Reservations need to be made by April 1. You may pick up your tickets at the door.

Dress for the occasion is smart casual and either a dress or pant suit. All ladies are invited, so call early and reserve a table.

Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Shriners Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

Can pull-tabs comprise a large part of revenue for Shriner’s Hospitals? Whatever we collect is for the benefit of our Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. What an easy way to raise funds for the “Wheel Chair Repair Fund.” I must admit, Lady Sonja and I consume very little in liquids that come in a can. However, we “deputize” many of our friends to collect them in any way possible. They are delivered to us from Wisconsin, Illinois, British Columbia, California, Germany and as far away as Africa. One of our friends actually makes the rounds picking tabs out of

recycling bins before they get picked up, with permission of course. They all add up, it only takes 1,267 tabs to make a pound. So, the next time you go to an affair, keep a lookout for pull-tabs! You will be helping a child be mobile. Remember: Support your Shrine, “Collect pulltabs” and keep a child in your heart. Thought for the month: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation; and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you would have done things differently.”

Lady Sonja and I consume very little in liquids that come in a can. However, we “deputize” many of our friends to collect them in any way possible. They are delivered to us from Wisconsin, Illinois, British Columbia, California, Germany and as far away as Africa. We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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Public Relations by Harold Eady, Director, hjeady@comcast.net

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o all Sahib Shrine nobles: In this column I would like to draw to your attention that your PR Committee now consists of Jimmy Lontz, Jim Smith and yours truly Harold Eady. This same committee has previously handled PR for Sahib and we are delighted to be handling it again. About three years ago, a request for PR services form was introduced by the PR Committee. The purpose of this form is to assist clubs, units and/or the Sahib Divan to get PR help for events for which they may feel the public should be made aware. These forms are kept in the PR mail tray in the Sahib office, or you can download an Acrobat version at: <http:// sahibshrine.org/requestpr2011.pdf>. So, if you would

like some PR assistance on a particular event, please complete one of these forms, return to the same mail tray and the PR committee will assist you as best they can. The PR committee has quite an extensive media list of contacts. When we issue a Sahib Press release or a PSA, we don’t always know which newspaper/TV station or radio station may have used the material. So we ask when you see or hear of a news item concerning the Sahib Shriners, please cut it out or make note of it and put into the PR mail tray. We look forward to helping Sahib get good Public Relations.

Unit Council by Fred Phillips, President, FPhill7501@aol.com

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his will be the first article in a series concerning Sahib’s Unit Council. Having accepted the appointment as president of Sahib’s Unit Council for this year, I will be writing a series of articles in hopes of sparking some interest and support for the council’s activities. There is no guarantee for an article every month but there will be one whenever there are items of interest to our units and their members. My primary concern will be reviving participation in the Unit Council and coming up with new or revised methods for enriching the treasuries of interested units. This in turn could result in benefits to the units, Sahib Shriners and Shrinedom in general.

First, it may be useful to provide a little background on the Unit Council and its purpose. The council was initially formed in 1990 at the direction of Potentate Lee Stewart. According to its bylaws the purpose was to unite the units into one body which would provide a more efficient and effective work force than the individual units could do working separately. Individual units could maintain their autonomy, continue to direct those activities that were unit oriented in scope, and could keep for themselves the earnings there from. From its beginning, the council functioned successfully while supplying workers for temple wide

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SAHIB SHRINE

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$1,000, $500, $250 AND $250 TICKETS GO ON SALE MARCH 2011 DRAWINGS AT THURSDAY LUNCHEON ON DECEMBER 15, 2011 The Program will end December 15, 2011 and the Drawing will take place that day at the Sahib Thursday Luncheon Net profits to be used to benefit Sahib Shrine and Are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.

activities such as bingo (which was held on Sundays), the dog track openings, and the circus concessions. Funds generated by these endeavors were allotted to units according to their participation. Initially these funds were to be used for specified purposes which were: (1) convention travel, (2) parade equipment and floats, (3) parade uniforms and instruments, and (4) donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children, the hospital transportation fund or building fund. As time went on council meetings also evolved into the only forum for units to get together and discuss in detail a variety of subjects for the good of the order. On occasion Potentates also used this forum to provide details and insights into their programs and activities. In 1996, the bylaws were revised to, among other things, incorporate such forums and allow units to use funds earned in council activities, as they desired. In recent years, the Unit Council essentially faded into the sunset. The Sunday bingo has gone and for

valid reasons the Tuesday bingo sessions held now are out of the question. Handling of the recycling bins, added later, became impracticable. The circus concessions went away and now the main source of temple wide income for the council is the annual dog track opening. Potentate Tom Millaway is aware some units are hurting financially and he is willing to help in any way he can as long as we make the necessary efforts. In that regard, one of the main items on the council meeting agenda in February was moneymaking ideas. We discussed a few methods and will continue to look for new methods and take a fresh look at old methods. So please, I ask all members to give this some thought and present your ideas to your unit heads or, accompany them to our monthly meeting and give the council your inputs. All suggestions will be considered. By working together I feel we can again make the council a useful and constructive body of Sahib Shriners.

Bingo Report by Don Vos PP,Chairman, Bingo@sahibshrine.org

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ust a reminder about our great Bingo play here at Sahib Shrine; I would like to just take time to thank Linda, Al, Ted and Jack for the wonderful work that they are doing for our Bingo program. Without their great sacrifices on working every Tuesday,

Bingo would not be happening here at Sahib. They are the volunteers that keep these games going in a positive nature. Again, many thanks!

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High Priest & Prophet’s notes by Rocky Kearney, divehog@comcast.net

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arch was another busy month for Sahib. I attended the Oriental Guide School from March 9 through 12. This was a very educating couple of days up in Tampa with 178 officers and 130 ladies taking part. I listened to the many stories from temples from all over North America and realized what a great Shrine Sahib is. The officers gathered as I would talk about our weekly men’s luncheon, the Thursday night Hillbilly buffets, pancake breakfast and let’s not forget the Bingo. Some talked that they had Bingo, but they couldn’t get volunteers to work and they had luncheons once a month, but they stopped coming. I can’t tell you how proud it made me to talk up our Shriners and their ladies.

This seminar pushed the importance of our ladies, and I couldn’t have agreed more. Those who know my Lady Wendy know what can be done with great women by your side. As I was in classes all day the ladies were also busy in ladies programs learning things from protocol to their part as Divan ladies and fundraisers. I can’t wait to start putting the ideas learned in the workshops to good use around Sahib. The spring training, county fair and Motor Corps poker run are other events in March that kept many of us busy. Well don’t hang up your running shoes yet, April brings the Sahib Shrine Circus. This will be a three-day Circus, so there should be a show time for you and the family to make this great show.

Oriental Guide by Connie Jacobi, chjacobi38@aol.com

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orrection to last month’s article; the Sahib Spring Picnic is on April 17 not the 10th. I hit the wrong key when typing the article. Oops! Hope everyone is planning on coming to this Spring Picnic sponsored by the units of Sahib. The Hillbillies will be cooking and serving, and units will be performing. Thanks guys and gals for your help. Kingpins’ Pancake breakfast is always a great event. The guys and gals do a great job serving the breakfast with the best pancakes and fixens in town. Come to the Shrine on the 1st Sunday of each month and bring your friends and neighbors. Sahib Shrine Circus is about to arrive April 8-10 at Robart’s ground area. Have you gotten your tickets yet? See a Shriner or go by the Shrine and pick up

your tickets if you have not received them. A family good time, seeing our Clowns doing their part to make sure you enjoy your time at the CIRCUS. It’s never to late to be a Circus Mom and Dad; see Ken Shipley or Bob Trudell at the Shrine. Stated meeting on April 14 right after the lunch. Hope to see you there. Let’s not forget that we can always use help at our Bingo! Come on any Tuesday about 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. and help in one of the Sahib’s biggest financial fundraisers. Wear your Shrine shirt and tell your friends and neighbors about the BEST BINGO in Florida. Also remember every Monday night we have Bar Bingo; come early and have a BINGO good time.. Stay healthy and remember those who are not!

Greeters by Dick Menzak, Past President

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ur annual Greeter picnic will be held at Oakwood Manor on April 16. Plan to attend this afternoon of fellowship and great food. Our next parade is April 24 in Palmetto; we will car pool from Sahib Shriners. Let’s have another great Greeter unit parade turn out. The Sahib Circus is April 8, 9 and 10. We need Greeters and Greeterettes for all shows; please sign up for the times you will be able to work. Birthdays for April are John Winters, Warren Williamson and Jim Scott.

On a sad note, Ford Harris age 93 passed away two weeks ago. He was a true gentleman and a respected Greeter. Anyone who knew him knows it was an honor just to talk with him. We have Greeters recovering from various surgeries, some who are ill and those who have family members who are ill. Let’s keep them in our prayers. Be a Greeter, join the prestige unit! See any Greeter for an application.

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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter Kingpins Colonel Richard E. Hawes, USMC (RET) Donald & Audrey Schmitt Benjamin F. Corder

Curtis H. Toale Farris & Nancy Nahon

Sahib Shriners Building Fund

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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 Jihn Cooney 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

941-921-7668 Fax 941-922-7354 EC0002285 Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Sahib Shrine Trust Fund “The Permanent Building Fund”

Million Dollar Recognition Wall Fund Pledge Card T

$ _______________ Cash, Check, or Money Order

T

$500 Cash, Check, or Money Order

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$500 Cash, Check, or Money order. Minimum ten payments over a one year period.

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$2,500 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money order Other tangible items over a 5 year period.

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$5,000 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money Order Other tangible items over a 5 year period.

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$7,500 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money Order Other tangible items over a 5 year period.

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$10,000 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money Order Other tangible items over a 5 year period.

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Larger Amounts designated by Board of Trustees with wishes of donor considered.

Living Tree of Our Future

Sahib Shrine Trust Fund Donor Recognition March 2011 We wish to thank the following who have given up to this point and those who qualifying will be engraved on the “Tree” in the appropriate manner.

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

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

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Contributions to the 100 Million Dollar Club

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 WEDNESDAY – 1900 HRS. Legionettes meet same time in Sahara Room

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

Lou Ortt, 33°, PP Commander (941) 485-5313 Email: lhortt@verizon.net

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

Malcolm H. Van Dyke II Adjutant (941) 955-6483

We Welcome Veterans!

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 Charles "Bud" Glidden Commodore

Email: cgbmcm1@aol.com Phone: 358-2285

Col. Jim Jensen, President Phone:739-9324

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Email:danceeileen@tampabay.rr.com


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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

JANUARY 31, 2010

JANUARY 31, 2010

CASH-CHECKING CASH-BROKERAGE SECURITIES TOTAL

$

3,087.00 19,076.00 1,104,994.00 $ 1,127,157.00

CASH-MONEY MARKET INVESTMENTS TOTAL

$ 14,643.00 607,801.00 $ 622,444.00

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 Oscar Cloutier, PP – Recorder FEBRUARY 2011 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – January 2011 Gains: Affiliated Restored Associates Creations Reversal Losses: Demits Deaths AMD Suspended Resigned

1,553 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 1 1 8

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.

Darell Franklin Austin

1,554

Fordon Elgie Harris John H. Koehne, CM Philip J. Ricker

1,546 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB SHRINERS THURSDAY LUNCHEONS April Master of Ceremony

Every Thursday at Sahib Shrine • 11:00 a.m. Camel’s Milk • 12 Noon Lunch Interesting Speakers Weekly Master of Ceremony ... Connie Jacobi Invocation ................... Dave Mills Organ Music ............... Gus Spurr

April 7 .................. Ladies Luncheon April 14 ................ Stated Meeting April 21 ................ Melvin B. Price, DPM, "Foot & Ankle Podiatry" Connie Jacobi Oriental Guide

April 28 ................ Confirmation Pending Contact Program Chairmen Don Albertson <imdono@webtv.net> or Philip Staples <iamdrummie@aol.com> with questions or program suggestions. (Programs are subject to speaker changes.)

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

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

At Sahib Shrine same day and time as our Sunday Pancake Breakfasts.

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

January March May September November

President Eric Bock

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Phone: (941) 753-8777 Email: rericbock@aol.com


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Sahib Shrine

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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Masonic Digest

High Twelve Club by Bob Rodd, Immediate Past State President, roddbobkat@aol.com

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o all of you, both men and ladies that take the time to read this article, or are told about it, are invited to join our fun loving group. Cortez Hi-12 Club #538 is our name and Gene Black of Sahib Shriners is our president. We meet at Duff’s Original Buffet at the corner of Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) and 60th Avenue in Bradenton every Monday, November through April, and would really enjoy having you come join us. Read that last line again. No April fool’s joke; as I said we only meet November through April. If you are not careful, you will have to wait until November to visit us and that would be a great loss for both you and us. As you enter Duff’s, turn left and you will see a glassed in room and that is where you will find us. Price is $8.50pp inclusive, which includes your full

buffet, drink, tax, tip, fellowship and fun, fun and more fun. You pay us and not at the desk at the entrance. Plan to arrive between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. to socialize. Socializing continues, but we also eat around 11:00 a.m. with our activities starting around 11:45 a.m. We usually finish between 12:45 and 1:15 p.m. Come sing with us, socialize, greet and be greeted by fellow Master Masons and their ladies. We wish to thank those of you that have come, checked us out, in just about all cases after breaking bread with us and enjoying the good times with us, promptly decided to wait no longer and became members. Remember, only a Master Mason can be a member, but his lady and other ladies are very much an important part of Hi-12 and are always welcome. . . .continued on page 34

Phoenix Lodge No. 346 installs officers submitted by WM Mike Davenport, mike@traveling-man.com

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n March 1, the newly formed Phoenix Lodge No. 346, held their first Installation of Officers. It was an exciting event attended by over 120 brothers, family and friends. Our Most Worshipful Grand Master, J. Dick Martinez, was the Installing Officer, and was assisted by R∴W∴Joseph Meketsy, Grand Marshal, and R∴H∴Aubrey Cross, Chaplain.

The consolidation of Cary B. Fish Lodge No. 346 and The Builder’s Lodge No. 376, is bringing a renewed spirit and excitement to the newly formed Phoenix Lodge. This consolidation is a prime example of Masons Rising to the Occasion. Phoenix Lodge is the first new Lodge to be formed in the 27th Masonic District since 1977.

Meadows

Rear row (l-r): Treasurer, W∴“Skip” Land; Senior Deacon Eddie Osika; Junior Deacon Jim Benjamin; Secretary, W∴Derl Smith; Tyler ,W∴John Griffin. Middle row (l-r): Senior Warden “Dutch” Neihart; Chaplin, W∴Joe Goggin; Junior Steward Dane Wallace; Senior Steward Joe Reynolds. Front row (l-r): Junior Warden Al Dahlberg; Marshal, W∴Nyle Davenport; Grand Marshal R∴W∴ Joe Meketsy; Master W∴Mike Davenport; Grand Master M∴W∴J. Dick Martinez ; R∴W∴Frank Albinson, DDGM of the 27th Masonic District. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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York Rite – Vision of Masonry by B. John Ross, KYCH, BjohnRO@comcast.net

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chedules of the York Rite Bodies for Manatee and Sarasota Counties for 2011:

Chapters: Manatee River Chapter No. 18 R.A.M. 2nd Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. at Braidentown Lodge No.99 520 30th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL High Priest: Todd A. Meschelle (941) 737-1978 Secretary: John L. Home Jr. (941) 750-9477 Sarasota Chapter No. 35 R.A.M. 2nd Thursday - 7.30 p.m. at Sarasota Lodge No.147 2160 Main Street, Sarasota, FL High Priest: Barry Thrasher (239) 218-1252 Secretary: John F. Wermann (941) 492-2284 Councils: Braidentown Council No. 9 R.&S.M. 3rd Thursday - 7:30 p.m. at Braidentown Lodge No. 99

520 30th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL Illustrious Master: Gene A. Lance (941) 726-2075 Recorder: John L. Home Jr. (941) 750-9477 Venice Council No. 41 R.&S.M. 3rd Friday - 7:30 p.m. at Venice Lodge No. 301 118 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL Illustrious Master: James Gillette (941) 320-9109 Recorder: John F. Wermann (941) 492-2284 Commandery: Trinity Commandery No. 16 K.T. 1st Thursday – 7:30 p.m. in Odd months at Braidentown Lodge No. 99 Even months at Venice Lodge No. 301 Em. Commander: John L. Home Jr. (941) 750-9477 Recorder: William L. Burns (941) 366-3266 Note: Chapters and Councils are dark in June, July and August. Commandery is dark in July and August.

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

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eminder: Scottish Rite Reunion, Saturday April 9 and 16. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., with degrees beginning at 8:00 a.m. Come out and meet your new Scottish Rite brothers and support them through their degrees. The cornerstone has been finished and set for our brothers when they received their third degree in their Blue Lodge. The time has come for them to build. Think about it. The cornerstone of the lodge is the Mason who has used the working tools to become a good Master Mason; the cornerstones of the nation are the law-abiding citizens. The cornerstone of man is his firm belief in a Supreme Being. The cornerstone of our fraternity is the Master Mason who continually strives to expand his knowledge on all aspects of the fraternity.

Remember when your cornerstone was set it was done with impressive ceremonies. Its form and situation were of major importance. It was perfectly square on its surface and in its solid contents a cube, the square being a symbol of morality and the cube a symbol of truth. It was placed in a situation between the north, the area of darkness and the east, the place of light; thus showing you the progress on toward light. The opportunity to continue that travel toward the east, that source of additional light, is now available to you. Come and expand your knowledge of our fraternity by attending the Scottish Rite reunion of April 9 and 16.

Sarasota Scottish Rite Club by Allen Sorbie, 1st Vice President, dotbat@hotmail.com

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hat a great month March was. Participation at our luncheons are still being well attended, going from strength to strength. The second Friday of the month seems to fit well into the Masonic calendar so it looks like a keeper. As I like to say in my email reminders, “You’ve got to get lunch somewhere so you might as well join us.” Everybody just orders off the menu. The price is right, the conversation lively and you might even hear a joke or two. Feel free to bring a friend if you want—they don’t have to be a Mason. It’s an open affair , there’s no agenda and no meeting. So, look forward to seeing you all at our next luncheon

The Ceremony of Remembrance was a huge success again this year. I would like to thank everyone that attended. The food was outstanding and the ceremony itself went off without a hitch. Great job to all of the cast members that participated. Note: Any Scottish Rite Mason in good standing is eligible to visit or even join the Sarasota Scottish Rite Club. Please feel free to contact me at dotbat@hotmail.com or (941) 232-1494 if you are even remotely interested, have any questions or want to be added to the SSRC email list.

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. . .continued from page 32 High Twelve Club By the way, currently dues are only $20 a year, a great bargain in today’s economy. There are several of you that indicated to me, to Gene or other members of our club, that you would be joining us. Time does have a habit of passing quickly and before we know it, time has left us behind. Don’t let this happen to you. Hopefully you will put us in your schedule during the next few weeks, come, and partake of great camaraderie, fellowship, food, etc. I would like to tell you about one activity our club holds the first Monday of the month. An auction after we close the meeting. Dave Gardner, a Sahib Shriner, whom many of you know is our auctioneer. We have fun bidding or cheering on others to bid on various items that the members have brought with them they no longer need or want and in many cases have never used. Remember the old adage; one person’s junk is another person’s treasurer. April 4 will be our last auction before we go dark. If you attend that day and wish to join in the bidding, you can. Maybe you will be lucky and end up with

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a new treasure to take home. You also can bring in an item or two or more that are no longer something you need or want, but is still in good workable condition. Items may be new or used; it is just a part of the fun we share together. Oh, by the way, the funds raised from this are used to go on our annual picnic. Just last month on March 23, we had our picnic out on the island. It was very special time for all that attended. Start attending now and you can be part of our next year’s picnic. There is so much I want to share with you about High 12 in future issues of “The Reporter”. However, Gene and I would love to see you at our get-togethers so we can tell you all about it in person. I am this year’s master of ceremonies and I would love to have the opportunity to introduce several of you in the coming weeks. Remember, April has 5 Mondays and we look forward to having you with us for one or more of those days. Several of our snowbirds start heading north during April so our numbers start decreasing but your presence will be a nice addition as well as much appreciated. Please come and join us.

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

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. Phoenix No. 346 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Englewood No. 360 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.

Wauchula Bradenton Arcadia Bradenton Bradenton Bowling Green Sarasota Venice Sarasota Englewood

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

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

Sarasota

2nd Friday, 11:45 a.m. Sahib Shriners for lunch Sarasota (Every month, 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!

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Sahib Shriners Ladies Night Dinner Dance

Birthday & Anniversary Winners

March Birthday Winner

March Anniversary Winners

Lady Carol Vos

Noble Don & Lady Audrey Schmitt photos by Bud Glidden

Newly formed Color Guard of the Trinity Commander No. 16 submitted by Jerry Goacher, KCCH, joy.jer@verizon.net

The newly formed Color Guard of the Trinity Commander No. 16, Knights Templar of Sarasota as they approached the East during the Installation of Officers of Venice Lodge No. 301, F & AM, at which time Noble Barry Hart was installed Worshipful Master. The ceremony included the “Ode to the Flag,” the Pledge of Allegiance and Posting of the Colors. The Color Guard also made their presentation for the Worshipful Masters of Palmetto Lodge No. 110 and Sarasota Lodge No. 147. From left to right are Nobles and Sir Knights Dwight Ridgeway, Eric West, George Hernandez, Jerry Goacher and Sir Knight Robert Davis. Several members of the Widow’s Sons, and members of the Sahib Motor Corps are visible in the background.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


News from Cincinnati

Medical Help for Children All Services Provided Regardless of the Patients’ Ability to Pay Conditions Treated at the Cincinnati Hospital

Did You Know That Children Have Options for Specialized Care?

Burn Care • Burn injuries • Inhalation injuries • Burn reconstruction & rehabilitation

While well known for our world-class burn care, Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Cincinnati is also a recognized leader in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as complex wound conditions.

Plastics & Reconstructive Conditions • Congenital ear deformities • Congenital hairy nevus (large birthmarks) • Cleft lip and palate • Brachial plexus injuries (nerve damage affecting upper extremities)

• Congenital hand malformations • Gynecomastia (abnormal breast development in teenage boys) • Congenital breast deformities • Hidradenitis (chronic sweat gland disorder) • Post trauma deformities

(treadmill injuries, dog bites, lawnmower accidents)

Complex Wound & Skin Conditions • Purpura Fulminans • Necrotizing skin infections & Necrotizing Fasciitis • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis • Port wine stains

We welcome the chance to accept children into our health care system who may have been treated at another facility, but now require more specialized care. The hospital’s care coordination/social work staff is available to assist families with any housing and transportation needs.

Important phone numbers to contact Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Cincinnati If you know of a child we can help, please call:

Emergency Patient Referrals (866) 947-7840 Non-emergency Patient Information (513) 872- 6240

In an emergency, call 911

www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org


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DANCE... DANCE... DANCE... to “THE NOBLEMEN” Sarasota’s Premier Big Dance Band

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

26 years of early evening “Big Band Dances” Sahib Shrine Auditorium - 600 N. Beneva Rd. - Sarasota 5:00-7:00 PM - $7.00 at the door - info 330-0109 (Proceeds benefit Sahib Shriner’s activities) 2010 2011 Nov. 4 Jan. 6 Feb. 3 Nov. 18 Jan. 20 Feb. 17

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All Shriners Welcome

Mar. 3 Apr. 7 Nov. 3 Mar. 24 Apr. 14 Nov. 10

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

and e m Co It! Get

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 Anthony J. Vignocchi 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: James (Jim) F. Smith - 907-0746 6539 The Masters Ave. Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 Email: jf.smith2@verizon.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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GULF SHRINE CLUB

April 2011

NATIONAL SOJOURNERS INC. SARASOTA CHAPTER 533 Monthly, contact Secretary for monthly schedule. Louis H. Ortt, PP President: (941) 485-5313 Email: lhortt@aol.com

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

Malcolm H. Van Dyke II Secretary: (941) 955-6483 E-mail: 533rotc@comcast.net Masonic Military Officers and Senior NCOs

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, 11:00 a.m. at the South Venice Yacht Club 4425 Yacht Club Drive

Contact: Jim Jensen President 739-9324

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 Jack Watson – President – 240-5737 JOIN THE FUN UNIT!

Sahib

Tired of the commotion and long waits to be served at your business lunches? Give the Sahib Shrine Restaurant a try! Reasonable prices, no crowds, quiet atmosphere for serious business discussions to help you make that sale, now with Wi-Fi!

CONTACT:

7:00 p.m. Wed. Nites at Sahib Shrine

Floyd LaDue, President (941) 747-0351 Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Clients are often impressed that you are connected with the Shrine philanthropies, and they may be impressed with our rental banquet facilities.


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Nyla Temple No. 152 Daughters of the Nile by Diane Nourse, Queen, merrymeetingdi@aol.com

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elcome to the Daughters of the Nile; yes, this is what we say to all of you who might be interested in becoming a new princess. I began as a princess two and a half years ago. I was anxious to become involved because I feel you get more out of an organization if you take part. Little did I know that I would find myself ready to be a queen today. Yes, as you read this column I will be installed as the Queen of Nyla Temple No. 152 in Sarasota, and am ready to help the children in the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children that the Shriners have maintained for all these years. I have been lucky enough to have had a mentor and very dear friend at my side in this incredible journey. We became friends some 25 years ago as members of the Eastern Star. We came together again here in Florida about five years ago. Now, as she had been nurturing me to the throne of Nyla, she has left our midst. Mary Ann Hastings lost her life in February in an automobile accident. I am going to do my very best to live up to the position she created over several years when she served as our queen.

We have some exciting plans for the coming year. We look forward to seeing many of you at the events when it is possible. Our Supreme Session is in Tampa this year. Hopefully many of you will be able to attend. We are pleased that our Supreme Princess Royal, Laura Richardson, is from Bradenton, and will become our new Supreme Queen in June. In August, we would like to invite all of you ladies to a luncheon in Venice so that we can greet old friends, socialize with new friends and look to increasing our membership with those who visit and discover the great time we have in DON. We have a new pageantry/patrol unit that performed for the first time at the Supreme Queen’s visit in February. We will be performing again today at the installation, to which all of you are invited, and again in Tampa in June. Yes, today, April 2, is the start of that incredible year as queen. I hope to see many of you in my travels. Please come up to me and say hello, introduce yourself and chat awhile. I do love to travel, talk and meet new friends. See you all soon. In Nile love.

Nobles of Fame, Distinction and Honour THIRD IN A SERIES By Noble Michael A. Parkes Editor-in-Chief

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ctor, Mason, Shriner, born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton “Glenn” Ford May 1st 1916 at Jeffrey Hale Hospital in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Believe it or not he was a great nephew of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald. The Fords moved to Santa Monica, California in 1924 and Glenn became a naturalized American Citizen in 1939. He acted in West Coast stage companies, before joining Columbia Pictures in 1939. His stage name came from his father’s hometown of Glenford, Canada and his first major movie part came in 1939 in the firm “Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence”. I guess the first picture I remember Glenn Ford in was “Blackboard Jungle” but I re-

member him more for the original “3:10 to Yuma”. Probably, because it’s been playing a lot on television over the past couple of years. Glenn saw service with the US Marine Corps during WWII as a photographic specialist with the rank of sergeant, spending most of his time in Quantico, Virginia. He was honorably discharged from service in December of 1944. In 1958 he joined the Naval Reserve and was commissioned a lieutenant commander. In 1967 he went to Vietnam for a month tour of duty as a location scout for combat scenes for a training film. He retired from the Navy in the 1970s with the rank of Captain. Glenn was initiated into Palisades Lodge No. 637, which is now Santa Monica Pali-

sades No. 307, and a Charter Member Riviera Lodge No. 780 Pacific Palisades California. Although I have not been able to find the year, at some point he was Mason of the Year. Glenn was also a member of Al Malaikah Shrine. The last time I remember seeing Glenn Ford was several years ago during an interview on Canadian television. He was being questioned during a visit back to Canada. After answering several questions, Glenn, turned to the interviewer and said “How come you haven’t asked me how I feel about being home”. To me this said a lot. Even though he had spent a lot of his life in the US he was, I believe, still proudly Canadian.

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

April 2011

SAHIB SHRINE LADIES CALENDAR APRIL 1 10:00am 3 8:00am 4 11:30am 11:30am 5 11:00am 6 7:30pm 8 11:15am 11 10:00am 12 10:00am 6:00pm 13 14 11:00am 18 12:01pm 7:30pm 19 10:30am 20 11:00am 22 11:00am 26

LOS Songbirds-CRA Pancake Breakfast Jewels of Service LOS-Tigress Class - SL Pirate Class - SL Legionettes - SL LOS-Greeters Sar-I Court MH N’Chanters - SL NYLA Temple at Braidentown Lodge No. 99 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance LOS-Swingers Greeter-Ettes-SL Diamonds in the Sky Clown Dolls - SL LOS-Merrie Makers - SL LOS-Clowns LOS-Orphan Annies-SL LOS-Volunteer Engineers LOS-Precious Pandas

Call the Sahib Office at 366-4449 if you can arrange a placement.

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 November 30, 2010, they have collected 70, 508 lbs., for a total of $33,776.93 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:

Laura Burgess Marylou Ellis Chickie Johnson Connie Lawson

(941) (941) (941) (941)

758-9196 484-0089 966-2678 758-8274

or or or or

Help us collect TABS! It’s easy and it’s fun! Put out a milk jug at every picnic or party! Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

MAY 1 8:00am 2 11:30am 11:30am 3 11:00am 4 7:30pm 6 10:00am 9 10:00am 10 10:00am 6:00pm 11 12 11:00am 13 11:15am 16 12:01pm 7:30pm 17 10:30am 18 11:00am 24 27 11:00am

Pancake Breakfast Jewels of Service LOS-Tigress Class - SL Pirate Class - SL Legionettes - SL LOS-Greeters LOS Songbirds-CRA N’Chanters - SL NYLA Temple at Braidentown Lodge No. 99 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance LOS-Swingers Greeter-Ettes-SL Sar-I Court MH Diamonds in the Sky Clown Dolls - SL LOS-Merrie Makers - SL LOS-Clowns LOS-Orphan Annies-SL LOS-Precious Pandas LOS-Volunteer Engineers


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April 2011

SAHIB SHRINE Officers and Appointees 2011 DIVAN Potentate ............................................. Tom Millaway Chief Rabban ................................... Charles Levan, 33° Assistant Rabban ............................... Bill Zurlo High Priest & Prophet ........................ Rocky Kearney Oriental Guide ...................................... Connie Jacobi Treasurer .............................................. Dale LaBell, PP Recorder ................................. Oscar Clouter, PP IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Tom Millaway, Potentate Bill Zurlo, Asst. Rabban Glenn Walters, PP, Emeritus

Charles Levan, 33°, Chief Rabban Bill Batten, Recorder 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 2010 Don Vos * Deceased

APPOINTED DIVAN 1st Ceremonial Master ........................................ Carroll Scribner 2nd Ceremonial Master ................................................ Giles Light Director of the Arch .................................................... David Bruce Director of Ritual ............................................................ Ed Firquin Marshal .......................................................................... Ron Enger Captain of the Guard .................................................. Mike Swatek Outer Guard ............................................................... Herb Mueller SAHIB TRUST FUND Chairman ........................................................................ Art Littman Trustees .................................... Don Vos, PP, 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 ... 1st & 2nd Ceremonial Masters 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 ......................................................... Don Vos, PP Circus Chairman ......................................................... Ken Shipley County Fair Chairman ................................................. Ken Shipley County Fair Co-Chairman ............................... Cliff Bloodsworth Dog Track Chairman .................................................. Fred Phillips 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 ........................................................... TBA Audio-Visual Unit Members ................................................. TBA Blood Bank Chairman ................................................... Dick Hines Building Maintenance Chairman ........... Phil Mitchell, PP, KCCH Building Maintenance Committee .. Ken Pederson, Ed Wallace Chief Camel Herder ................................................................. TBA Church Service Chairman ................................. Lou Ortt, 33°, PP Director of Clubs ......................................................... Sam Cohen Director of Security ...................................................... Sam Upton Finance Committee (Elected) Chairman ................................ TBA Finance Committee (Elected) ................................. Ken Pederson Golf Chairman ................................................... Tom Cunningham Golf -Co-Chairman .................................................. John Sholtis Historian .................................................. Phil Mitchell, PP, KCCH Housing Director ............................................... Robert Somerville Insurance Committee ...................... Bill Batten, Jesus A. Cabalo, William. B. Padelford Legal Counsel .................................................... William Padelford Librarian ............................................................. John Mitchell, PP Masonic Relations Chairman ............................ Lou Ortt, PP, 33° Masonic Relations Youth Groups ..................... Lou Ortt, PP, 33° Membership Chairman ................................... Oscar Cloutier, PP Parliamentarian ........................................................................ TBA Program Committee Chairman .............................. Don Albertson Program Committee Co-Chairman ...................... Philip Staples Protocol Advisor .................................................... H. “Bud” Stuver Provost Marshal ............................................................ Ron Enger Public Relations Director ........................................... Harold Eady Committee ..................... Jim Lontz, Jim Smith, Ken Wendt, PP Reporter Editor ................................ Gary Schweinshaupt, KCCH Speakers Bureau ............................................................... Bob Dell Sunshine Committee Chairman .................................. Sam Upton Ticket Sales ..................................... LOSNA - Marylou Ellis, PHP Unit Council President ............................................... Fred Phillips Unit Council Secretary .......................................................... TBA AIDES Chief Aide ...................................................................... David Joly Chief Personal Aide ................................................... J. D. Copher Assistant Chief Aide ..................................... William (Bill) Athas Assistant Chief Aide .................................. James (Jim) Smith II Assistant Chief Aide ..................................................... Don Sims Chief Aide Emeritus .............................................. Joe Pegoraro Personal Aide ........................... Bob Somerville, Bob Pedersen Phil Staples, Raymond Perez Aides ................................ Bob Bordner, C. B. (Cub) Dickerson, Jim Duke, Fred Ellis, Forest Fahrbach, Vince Flow, Hal Fernecy, Bud Glidden, Jack Ivin, James Jensen, Ron LeVene, Art Littman, Jim McNabb, David Moote, Hugh Quigley,Bob Ransford, Jim Trefrey, Tom Willeman, James Yeo 2011 DIVAN ADDRESSES, PHONES AND EMAIL Tom Millaway (Kaye) 2702 Dalhart Ave. North Port, FL 34286 (941) 240-6166 tommillaway@verizon.net

Charles Levan, 33° 164 Nightingale Cir. Ellenton, FL 34222 (941) 729-1702 cmlevan99@aol.com

Bill Zurlo (Stacey Lee) 407 White Oak Way Sarasota, FL 34237-6440 (941) 954-3013 Stawilrlo@aol.com

Gary “Rocky” Kearney (Wendy) 1315 Tinamou Rd. Venice, FL 34293-2935 (941) 716-4226 divehog@comcast.net

Conrad “Connie” Jacobi (Deanie) 6333 Stone River Rd. Bradenton, FL 34203-7895 (941) 727-0150 chjacobi38@aol.com Oscar Cloutier (Peggy) 6702 Stone River Rd. Bradenton, FL 34203-7820 (941) 739-8470 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 ....................... Robert “Bob” Pedersen Ambassadors-at-Large ................................ John Stafford, 33°, Gil Carlson, Dr. John Carlson, William Merritt, Dave Mills, Ray Perez, Stan Preston UNIT HEADS Unit Council ............................................ Fred Phillips (951-9933) Aides ........................................................... David Joly (379-0228) Band ........................................................... Ed Gremp (355-0221) Banjo Band ......................... George Van Valkenburg (215-7086) Camel Herders ................................................... TBA ( ) Clowns ...................................... Anthony J. Vignocchi (371-1369) Directors Staff ........................................ David Bruce (924-5157) Greeters ............................................... Fran Pitts (863-494-5901) Kentucky Colonels ................... Colonel Jim Jensen (739-9324) King Pins ............................................. Del Rawlinson (951-0033) Legion of Honor ...................................... Lou Ortt, 33° (485-5313) Mariners ................................................... Bud Glidden (358-2285) Marshal’s Staff ......................................... Ron Enger (918-8713) Model T’s ..................................... James MacDonald (779-4302) Oriental Band ......................................... Floyd LaDue (747-0351) Past Masters ........................... Jerry Goacher, KCCH (923-2665) Pipes & Drums ....................................... Phil Staples (741-8215) Provost Guard .......................................... Ron Enger (918-8713) Rituals .............................................. Rocky Kearney (493-2586) Roadrunners ............................................... Ken Clark (379-8125) Temple Guards ...................................... Mike Swatek (749-1761) 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 Herb Mueller ................................................. Captain of the Guard Joe Pegoraro .................................................................. Chief Aide Harold Schatsneider .................................................. Outer Guard W. Bruce Steube, III 33°, PP ............................................... Ritual Lee Stewart, PP ................................................................. 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 Richard Brainard ............................................................. King Pins Jack Bryant (Chief Pilot) ........................................ Flying Fezzes J.D. Copher ................................................ North Port Shrine Club Selwyn Damron ...................................................... Director’s Staff William F. Dokes .............................. Secretary, Gulf Shrine Club Raymond Drury, Sr. .................. Secretary, Manatee Shrine Club Harry Falck ............................................................... Oriental Band Ed Gremp ................................................................................. Band Darwin Heinzman ............................................................ King Pins Jim Macdonald .......................................... North Port Shrine Club Otis Manchester ........................................ North Port Shrine Club Willis “Bill” Mather ........................................................... King Pins William McKown ........................................................ Past Masters Jarrett Miller, PP ..................................................................... Band George Mitchell, KCCH ................................................... Hillbillies Phil Mitchell, PP, KCCH ..................................................... Clowns William Perman ................................ Treasurer, Gulf Shrine Club William Pincumbe ......................................... Banjo Band Director Stanley Preston .................................. Chaplain, Gulf Shrine Club Gary Schweinshaupt, KCCH .................................... Desert Patrol P.W. Towsley ............................................. North Port Shrine Club Sam Upton (Flight Director) ................................... Flying Fezzes Clint Van Tassell ....................................... North Port Shrine Club Ed Wallace .............................................................. Camel Herders Alf Weidner ................................................................ Desert Patrol Frank Wild ........................................... Hospital Service Chairman Andy Wright ............................................................................. Band


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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION ATTORNEYS AT LAW Garland & Padelford .............................. 15 Jack Wm. Windt ...................................... 19

FUNERAL HOMES Farley Funeral Homes & Crematory .... 20 Toale Brothers Funeral Homes ............. 16

BANKS Cadence Banking ..................... Back Page

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

CPAs Terry L. Armentrout, CPA, PA ............... 22 Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A. ..... 27 Albert A. Haab, CPA Income Taxes. .... 16

GOLF Peridia Golf & Country Club ................. 25

CLEANING PRODUCTS Galaxy Cleaning Products .................... 16

Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conf. Ctr.. ...... 15

HOTELS

CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL Electricity of Sarasota, Inc. ................... 26

JEWELRY Diamond Vault, Ali Chokr.. ...................... 2 Impressions by Ron, Ron LeVene ......... 9

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

MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS National Sojourners ............................... 40

CONTRACTORS - HEATING & A/C Jim McDonald Heating & Cooling ........ 26

MEDICAL ALERT First Response Monitoring, Tom Cunningham .............................. 43

CONTRACTORS - IRRIGATION Don Vos Sprinkler Company ................. 25 CONTRACTORS - REMODELING D.R. Coffman Construction Co.. ........... 22 CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ....... 30 CREMATION SERVICES ICS Cremation Society ............................ 15 EYE CARE Manatee/Sarasota Eye Clinic ............... 16 FINANCIAL SERVICES Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart . 19 Vignocchi Financial, Anthony Vignocchi . 42

OPTICIANS Manatee/Sarasota Eye Clinic ............... 16 Optical Service ....................................... 30 PAINTING CONTRACTORS Eric’s Painting & Decorating ................. 18 Rick's Painting ........................................ 25 PLUMBERS Aqua Services, Inc., Plumbing ............. 18 Rusty Plumbing ....................................... 30 REAL ESTATE - SALES RE/MAX Platinum Realty (Pertz) ......... 25 York Real Estate ..................................... 20 RESTAURANTS Sahib Shriners Restaurant .................... 3 Miss JC Garden ...................................... 47 Terrace on the Green Restaurant ........ 25

SHRINE CLUBS Englewood Shrine Club ......................... 39 Gulf Shrine Club ..................................... 40 Manatee Shrine Club ............................. 39 Motor Corps Shrine Club ....................... 30 North Port Shrine Club .......................... 40 Venice Shrine Club ................................ 40 SHRINE ORGANIZATIONS The “Q” .................................................... 22 SHRINE SUPPORTERS Purmort & Martin .................................... 30 SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION Birthday/Anniversary Dinner/Dance 6, 36 Hospital Committee Report ................... 6 Ladies & Shriners Luncheon (Apr. 7) .. 21 Lodge Meeting Dates/Locations .......... 34 Masonic Digest ...................................... 32 Million Dollar Club ................................. 28 Money Mania ........................................... 23 Officers (Elected & Appointed) ............ 44 Potentate’s 2011 Cruises ..................... 38 Recorder’s Report ................................. 29 Reporter Advertising Rates .................. 9 Sahib Bingo (Every Tuesday) ............... 31 Sahib Building Fund .............................. 26 Sahib Shrine Circus (Apr. 8-10) .............. 14 Sahib Spring Picnic (Apr. 17) .................. 35 Sahib Unit leaders (w/ phone numbers) . 44 Sahib Unit News ...................................... 18 Shrine Club Directory ............................ 8 Shrine Club News .................................... 8 Shrine Club leaders (w/phone numbers) 8 Shriners Hospital Contributions ........... 6 Speakers Bureau .................................... 29 Stated Meetings ...................................... 6 Thursday Luncheons ............................. 30 Trust Fund ................................................. 27

SAHIB UNITS Aides ........................................................ 40 Banjo Band .............................................. 40 Clowns ..................................................... 39 Greeters ................................................... 40 Hillbilly Clan 78 ....................................... 9 Kentucky Colonels ................................. 28 Kingpins – Pancake Breakfast ............. 39 Legion of Honor ...................................... 28 Mariners ................................................... 28 Model Ts .................................................. 28 Nobleman Big Band ............................... 39 Oriental Band .......................................... 40 Pipes and Drums ................................... 40

NEW ADVERTISERS IN APRIL First Response Monitoring .... 43 Tom Cunningham

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ABILITIES LOYALTY FINANCES DEVOTION SINCERITY MANPOWER ENTHUSIASM

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Mon

Tue

April 2011

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1

Sahib Shrine

Circus

2

Treasurer Seminar-Tampa

Treasurer Seminar-Tampa 9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting

April 8 -10 3 8:00am-1:00pm Pancake Breakfast 2:00pm Pageant Treasurer Seminar-Tampa

4

5

7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH Treasurer Seminar-Tampa

11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band - CRA 6:30pm Vettes - L

6 7:00pm LOH - CRA 7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

711:30am Nobles and

8

Sahib Shrine Circus

REPORTER DEADLINE

11

April

10

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

12

13

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

7:30pm Oriental Band - MH 7:30pm Mariners - Conf A

Sahib Shrine Circus

17

18

Noon-3:30pm Sahib Spring Picnic

7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

19

20

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

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

9 Hadji Potentate Ball

Ladies Luncheon 1:30pm Aides - CRA 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00-7:00pm Big Band Dance

14

15

10:00am Greeters - CRA 10:00am Provost Guard - Lib 11:00am Luncheon 12:45pm Stated Meeting 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00-7:00pm Big Band Dance

21

16 10:00am-11:00pm Outside Rental - MH 1:00pm Greeter Picnic Oakwood Manor Morocco Potentate Ball

22

23

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

24

25 4:00pm Divan/Finance Meeting 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:00pm Past Masters - CRA 7:30pm Clowns - MH

Easter

26

27

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

7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

28

29

11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00-10:00pm Outside Rental - MH

30 10:00am-3:00pm Outside Rental - MH

Potentate Southern Caribbean Cruise

1 8:00am-1:00pm Pancake Breakfast 8:00am-1:00pm Bloodmobile

2

3

7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band - CRA 6:30pm Vettes - L

4 7:00pm L.O.H. - CRA 7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

5

6 REPORTER DEADLINE FSA Convention - West Palm Beach

Potentate Southern Caribbean Cruise

8

15

9

10

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

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

16

17

May

7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

22

23 4:00pm Divan/Finance Meeting 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:00pm Past Masters - CRA 7:30pm Clowns - MH

29

7

11:00am Luncheon 1:30pm Aides - CRA

11

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

24 11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band - CRA

30

31

Sahib Closed

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

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

12

13

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

18

19

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

10:30am Temple Guard-CRA 11:00am Luncheon 12:45pm Stated Meeting 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 7:00pm Ritual Team - CRG

25

26

7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Mahi Potentate Ball

20 Italian Night

27

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

14

21 9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting

28 4:00pm Outside Rental - MH Bahia Potentate Ball

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