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The

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

Reporter 2011 Dromedary Award Winner

Volume 31, Number 1

Sarasota, Florida

January 2012

Elected Divan for 2012

Potentate Charles Levan, 33째

Chief Rabban Bill Zurlo

Assistant Rabban Rocky Kearney

High Priest & Prophet Connie Jacobi

Oriental Guide Carroll Scribner

Treasurer Ken Shipley

Recorder Oscar Cloutier, PP

Levan confirmed as Shipley elected New Sahib Potentate for 2012 New Sahib Treasurer for 2012 submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

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t the Annual Stated Meeting on December 7, Charles M. Levan, 33째 was elected our Potentate for 2012.

Ill. Sir Charles lives in Ellenton and was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended schools in Buffalo and . . .continued on page 29 January

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Having Fun & Helping Kids February

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t the Annual Stated Meeting on December 7, Kenneth M. Shipley was elected our Treasurer for 2012.

New Years Day King Pin Pancake Breakfast Canceled Stated Meeting, Installation of Officers, 7:30 p.m., 6 Club/Unit Head Meeting, 9:00 a.m. Sahib Re-Dedication Service, 3:00 p.m., 7 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m., 6 East West Shrine Game Pre-Game Party, 7:00 p.m. Shriners East/West Football Game, 3:00 p.m. Rusty Mason Reunion, 6:30 p.m. 39 Potentate Ball, 6:00 p.m., 7

Ken has been married to Lady Beatty for 44 years. They have a son, Ken, Jr., who is retired from the US Air Force (22 . . .continued on page 38

Shrine Club Directory, 12 Shrine Club News, 12 Shrine Unit News, 18 Thursday Luncheons, 34 Masonic Digest, 42 Ladies Calendar, 51 Officers, Appointees and Unit Leaders, 52 Index of Advertisers & Shriners Info, 53 Sahib Shriners Calendar, 54


Sahib Shrine Restaurant & Lounge JANUARY 2012

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

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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 $4.75 ¼ Lb. Hot Dog with fries $3.95 BLT with chips $4.50 Grilled Cheese & Tomato $3.95 Soup of the Day Cup $ 2.50 Bowl $ 3.75 Salads House Salad $ 2.50 Caesar Salad $ 2.00 Asian Chicken Salad Bowl $ 8.95

Chopped Chef Salad Bowl $ 8.95 Chicken & Tuna Salad Plate $ 6.95 Lettuce, tomato cottage cheese

Monday Evening Tacos & Hot Dogs $1.50 each Chili Dog $1.75 Tuesday Evening CLOSED Wednesday Evening 5 PM till 7:30PM Prime Rib Night $12.95 With Baked Potato, Vegetable, Choice of Soup or Salad *Appetizers and Sandwiches available* Reservations Please: 366-4449 HILLBILLY BUFFET – THURSDAY’S Serving 5:00 to 7:00 PM $8.50 PER PERSON January 5 Salisbury Steak January 12 Pot Roast January 19 Pork and Sauerkraut January 26 Baked Chicken 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 or salad (dinners only) Boneless Chicken Breast $ 9.95 Twin Tenderloins $ 12.95 Pan fried with Monterey Jack Cheese, mushrooms, tomato New York Sirloin Steak $ 10.95 6 oz. Maine Lobster Tail $ 14.95 With drawn butter Grouper Sandwich $ 8.95 Lettuce, Tomato, Tartar, French Fries Reuben Sandwich $ 8.95 Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss cheese **ASK ABOUT THE CHEF’S SPECIAL**

“Dinner Reservations Encouraged” 941-366-4449


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SAHIB REPORTER

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 Sarasota County Malcolm Van Dyke II Phone: (941) 955-6483. Email: mhvdii@comcast.net 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 © 2012. SHRINE HOSPITAL INFORMATION For information or assistance in contacting the Shriners Hospitals for Children or a Shrine Burns Institute call: National: Florida: Sarasota: Email:

(800) 237-5055 (888) 665-KIDS (941) 955-2494 hospital@sahibshrine.org

January 2012

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

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ime! What is it? It can be a clock, a calendar, a season, an age. Time is an experience, a remembrance, a beginning, an event. Time is a bundle of silent thoughts, a secret, a wish, a prayer, a memory. Time is forever. It is motion becking to the future. Its meaning is encircled in yesterday, today and tomorrow. Whatever else it is, time is now. So we begin the New Year. The old year has had its trials, turmoils and tumults—some things good and some things not so good. Each of us has had a part in its making. What does it mean? Have we added to the success of the future? The New Year gives us a chance to put new meaning into our intentions.

Time will not stop. We have to keep on moving. If we waste time, trying to catch up, we will always be late. So, it has been said, “Don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today.” From the Hindus comes some sound advice: “Look well to this day! For it is life. Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day! Such is the salutation of the dawn.” Also, in the Book of Revelation we can read: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are passed away— Behold, I make all things new.” So may it be a Happy New Year for one and all!

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

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ay a bright and prosperous New Year bring happiness to you and yours. My Lady Bobbi has been the chief proofreader and copy editor since the beginning, and also assists with the typing and conversion of input from the writers (simply couldn’t do this without her.) Many nobles and ladies contributed to photos this year, thanks to Malcolm Van Dyke, II, Bud Glidden, 2nd Ceremonial Master Giles Light, Bob Rodd, Anthony Vignocchi, Al Cobb, Phyllis Copher, Louise Hall and Emeritus Recorder Bill Batten for being there to help us record images of our events. As always, I remain especially grateful to Barbara Hays, she is Sahib’s accounting assistant, she keeps track of the billing for our advertisers, she does such a great job! Visits to the Sahib Shrine Website has been averaging about 1,500 per month. Clown Unit, Sahib Reporter Magazine archives, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Friday Webletter, Sahib Shrine Circus,

Pipes & Drum Unit and rent our Sahib hall pages average the highest amount of visits. Our Web calendar <http://prem.calendars .net/ sahibshrine/>, is averaging over 200 visits per month. This year we started a Sahib Shrine Twitter Web page < http://twitter.com/sahib shriners>, only about 100 or our members have signed on to ‘follow’ our Tweets, no way to know how many just check the page periodically, I’ll keep promoting Twitter anyway—this is where you will learn about event updates and sunshine reports. Our Friday Webletter went through some traumatic (for me) changes this year, but I think we have most of the bugs out now. Thanks again to the many nobles and ladies that support the Reporter Boosters Program, they continue to help offset the high cost of printing and mailing the magazine. Don’t forget, units and clubs still get a 25% commission for new Reporter ads!

Photo on Page 1: 2012 Elected Divan, Photographer Noble Gary Schweinshaupt. The Reporter: is published monthly (except in July), a subscription is included in our member’s annual Sahib Shrine dues of $100, by the Sahib Shrine Temple, Inc., 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. Third-class postage paid at Manasota, FL.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


January 2012

SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate Elect’s Notes

Nobles, Here is to a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Two thousand twelve has arrived. It is a time to celebrate and enjoy the fruits of our labor and of the labor of those who have gone before us. This year we celebrate 30 years of Sahib Shriners, 90 years of Shriners Hospitals for Children and 140 years of Shriners International. I am grateful to the nobility for having the confidence in me to elect me to be your Potentate for 2012. I am looking forward to a year of cooperation and fellowship. With a positive attitude, nothing can stop us from being successful. Successful in attaining our membership goals, and sharing the opportunities we have to support the world’s greatest philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children. Sahib Shriners have many opportunities to have fun and fellowship. Teamwork is the solution. Working together, we can achieve our goals and still have the fun that Shriners are supposed to have. That is why the Shrine was begun way back in 1872. We need to focus our efforts on membership, and what Sahib Shriners want for their Shrine. Activities that families can participate in, as well as taking care of each other in the good times and the not so good times. Any suggestions for activities are always welcome. This year we are going to prepare a photo directory for our 30th anniversary. Be looking for information about picture taking and if you have old photos from the beginning of Sahib Shriners or photos from Shrines of long ago, Shriners International is also looking for historical photos. Yours in the Faith,

Charles M. Levan, 33°, Potentate

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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SAHIB SHRINERS

“WESTERN”

PRESENTED BY THE

DIVAN

LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE W ith Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, January 10 • Social Hour – 6:00 p.m. • Dinner – 7:00 p.m. • Dancing – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with “Taylor and Taylor” Boneless Pork Chop w/Creole sauce • Choice of Entree: Fillet of Sole w/crabmeat stuffing & Newburg sauce Tickets: $19.50 per person, includes sales tax and gratuity Purchase Ticket Reservations in Advance a Must! Nobles – Fez or Western Hat and attire 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 * ..............

November $ 645.00 185.00 200.00 561.00

Total Year To Date $ 5,095.00 2,395.52 1,100.00 36,253.10

$

$ 44,843.62

1,591.00

JANUAR Y 2012 JANUARY ST ATED MEETING STA WEDNESDAY NIGHT January 4, 2012

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6:00 p.m. Fun and Fellowship 6:30 p.m. Band entertains 7:00 p.m. Installation of Sahib Officers for 2012 7:30 p.m. Meeting opens Balloting 2012 Dues card and Fez required

* $TBD Retained for The Sahib Hospital Transportation Fund.

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL COMMITTEE REPORT

FEBRUAR Y 2012 FEBRUARY ST ATED MEETING STA

Jesus Cabalo, Hospital Chairman

THURSDAY NOON February 2, 2012

REPORT FOR NOVEMBER New Patients (YTD) ..................................................... 17 (144) Trips (YTD) ................................................................... 27 (357) Trips to other hospitals (YTD) .................................... 1 (16) Clinic Appointments (YTD) ......................................... 144 (1,494) Admissions (YTD) ........................................................ 3 (62)

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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 2012 Dues card and Fez required

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Recorder’s notes by Oscar Cloutier, sahib3@juno.com

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want to thank all of the nobility for allowing me to be your Recorder in 2011. I am finally at a point where I can say I understand the fullness of the Recorder’s responsibilities. Not too many nobles at Sahib recognize the magnitude of the position. Noble Recorder Emeritus Bill Batten has been a Godsend. He has had the patience to teach me the “ropes.” Thank you, Bill. I look forward to 2012. We will have a great year. Potentate-elect Charles Levan 33° has meticulously prepared his calendar for the year. He has tried very hard to avoid conflicts in dates. In the past, this has been a monumental task. Sahib Shriners is very differ-

ent than most other temples. The number of Shrine activities coupled with the outside rentals that we have, make planning important if we expect to avoid conflicts. In the last four years, Treasurer Ill. Dale LaBell, PP helped orchestrate a plan that has made us financially strong. He received tremendous support from our Potentates and Divans. Thank you Ill. Dale for all your efforts. We can begin 2012 with sufficient cash flow. This will continue because we have strong line officers that will help the future Potentates in the decision making process. Welcome to our Treasurer-elect Ken Shipley. We wish you the best and we will support your efforts as well.

Chief Rabban-elect’s notes by Bill Zurlo, wzurlo@verizon.net

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ur 11-11-11 program went off without a hitch and we had about 320 guests present. Art & Wendy Littman’s son was very good, his delivery was great and stories abounded. We were on track for another Christmas Party for our hospital patients, current and cared for. Jesus got the patient list together within a month, Lady Stacey Lee and I shopped and wrapped all gifts on Monday December 5 for the party that was held on Saturday December 10. The Clowns and Oriental Band along with Santa Clause, Divan ladies past and present and Aides were all ready to go.

The Membership Committee meeting was held Wednesday November 30 and all who attended are ready for a fast start to secure 100 Candidates for 2012. Our Restoration and Retention Committees are manned and ready with able and willing Committee Chairmen and nobles. All Nobles are asked to join in submitting Candidates for the Ceremonials. We looked forward to an exciting Stated Meeting in December with our election of officers. We hope all nobles joined in the process, results not available at this writing. Good luck to all. . . .continued on page 38

Public Installation of the Sahib Divan and Unit Officers January 4, 2012

Sahib Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S. Requests the pleasure of your company at the Potentate’s Banquet & Ball honoring Illustrious Sir Charles M. Levan 33° on Saturday the Fourth of February Two Thousand and Twelve Sahib Shrine 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, Florida Social Hour 6:00 p.m. Formal or Business Suit with Fez & Tie

Dinner 7:00 p.m. RSVP January 9, 2012 $50.00 per person

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nstallation of officers at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in the Sahib Shriners main hall. The 2012 Divan, as well as the unit officers, will be installed into office. Stated meeting to follow the installation. Dress is to be jacket and tie for Shriners, dressy casual for our ladies.

Dedication Service

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ll Shriners, friends and ladies are invited to attend the Annual Service of Dedication for our new Divan on Sunday, January 8, at 3:00 p.m. Please plan to attend and show your support for our new Potentate-elect Ill. Sir Charles M. Levan 33°. The service will be held at St. George's Episcopal Church, 912 63rd Avenue W. , Bradenton. Refreshments will be served following the service. Ill. Sir Louis H. Ortt, PP, 33° will deliver the sermon. The Sahib Chaplains Corps will assist him

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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – December 2011

Editor

King Pin President Del Rawlinson presented Ill. Sir Tom Millaway three checks, $403 and $433 towards the Sahib kitchen repairs and $800 for the floor in the cooler.

Editor

Hillbilly Shrine Club Treasurer John Yoder presented Ill. Sir Tom Millaway a check of $1,000 for the Sahib General Fund from the Hillbilly Thursday Buffets at the December stated meeting. .

Editor

Hillbilly President Del Rawlinson presented Ill. Sir Tom Millaway a check of $1,225 for the repair of Sahib’s large event tent.

Editor

King Pin President Del Rawlinson presented Ill. Sir Tom Millaway a check of $608 from the proceeds from the October pancake breakfast.

Adams

Sahib Unit Council President Fred Phillips and Bill Batten at the Shrine Day at the Sarasota Kennel Club opening day, here they are counting the money.

Adams

Bill “Puddles” Adams, Unit Council President Fred Phillips and Anthony “Sparkles” Vignocchi. Clowns hawking entrance tickets at the Sahib Shrine Day at the Sarasota Kennel Club.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – December 2011

Light

The Great Sahib Oriental Band is all fired up to start the Venice Holiday Parade.

Light

There was a good turnout at the North Port Poinsettia Parade. The Venice Shrine Club and the Keystone Kopss were getting restless waiting for marching orders.

Light

The Model Ts were out in force at the North Port Poinsettia Parade. Their cars are all decked our for the holiday season.

Cohen

(l-r) MW Jim J Harris, Grand Master of Florida with new officers of the North Port Lodge U.D., WM James Godshall; Sam Cohen, Secretary; Tom Millaway, Treasurer. Cohen presenting the Grand Master with the history of the lodge.

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Editor

Sahib Piper Sandy Rae leads the procession of nobles who were presenting the Sahib Annual Memorial Service, honoring Sahib nobles who were visited by the Black Camel between November 2010 and November 2011.

The Sar-I Court Song Birds provided the choir for the Sahib Annual Memorial Service.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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January 2012

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 by Vic Larson, President, vlarson3@tampabay.rr.com

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appy New Year, 2012 offers new opportunities and challenges for all Masonic Bodies. Congratulations to the new Divan and all the new officers and board members in all the clubs and units. Gulf Shrine Club looks forward to working with the new Divan to make 2012 a year to be proud of. We are on schedule to be working the four Publix stores we have been active at for Hospital Days. The baseball appreciation dinner for those who worked baseball games for Gulf Shrine will be January 17. Please respond to the invitations you re-

ceived. As of this writing, there is still some details remaining to be settled for the upcoming baseball season. Our meeting is January10 at the American Legion Post #24, 2000 75th Street West, Bradenton. Board meeting 10:30 a.m. lunch/meeting 12 noon. All Shriners welcome. Our next dinner/dance is scheduled for January 18, 6:00 p.m. at the Bradenton Country Club.

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”. I hope the New Year finds all you Cuzzins safe and healthy and ya didn’t drink too much shine! Us Hillbillys had a great time at the Sarasota parade. It was perfect weather and a hole lot of people showed up. We was happier than a gopher in soft dirt! We elekted officers for 2011 and are as follows: Raban of the Clan ......... Del Rawlinson Keeper of the Cob ......... Les “Curli” Ruggiero Guardian of the Still ...... John Yoder Keeper of the Quill ........ Mike Davenport

Don’t ferget to mark yore kalunder for the Hillbilly Hoedown on March 3. Ifn ya ain’t a Hillbilly get your petishun by contacting any Hillbilly. Hillbilly January Menu January January January January

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Salisbury Steak Pot Roast Pork and Sauerkraut Baked Chicken

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

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he Motor Corps wishes all Sahib nobles a prosperous and Happy New Year. We look forward to an active year and are willing to participate in many activities throughout the coming year. Under the leadership of President Hampton Crimi (Sambo) we expect to have a busy year. The Motor Corps participated in the final three parades of 2012. For the Venice Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 26, we had a total of eight bikes participating, including six of the “white bikes.” We also had eight bikes in the Sarasota Holiday Parade on December 3, including seven of the “white bikes.” We had similar participation in the North Port Poin-

settia Parade on December 10. Sadly, after the Venice Parade, the G-man dropped his bike and is now sporting an extra passenger—The Monkey. He obtained the custodial rights from Dave Bell (Jetfoot) who had been caring for it since March 2011. The Motor Corps Christmas party was held at Sahib Shrine on Saturday, December 17. We had a great choice of food entrees: Prime Rib, Cornish Game Hen or Shrimp stuffed with crab. Hospitality was great and we all were able to participate in the spirit of the holiday season. . . .continued on page 14

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SAHIB REPORTER . . .continued from page 13 Motor Corps Shrine Club Raffle tickets on our annual booze wagon giveaway is underway. Each ticket provides the purchaser with a chance on a Harley Davidson wagon filled with a large selection of top-shelf liquor. If you don’t already have your raffle tickets, see any member of the Motor Corps. One of our snowbird members, Gary Fields (JP), made the front page of the Louisville Courier Journal newspaper, Section B-1, back in November. As a Justice of the Peace in Kentucky, Gary performed

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three wedding ceremonies at 11:00 a.m. on 11/11/11. For the entire day, Gary performed 15 weddings for couples who felt the rare triple-convergence date was considered lucky and a special day. The picture, accompanying the article, showed Gary in his black robe as a young couple exchanged their vows. We only have one birthday and one anniversary to report in January. Gary Nickols (Stumpy) will celebrate a birthday on the 18th. Mike Harrell (Beefy) and Lady Kim will celebrate an anniversary on the 5th. Guess that’s all the news from the Motor Corps for January. Notwithstanding any surprises, the G-man will be back in February.

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

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e invite everyone to Sahib’s installation of our 2012 officers on Monday January 9, 11:30 a.m. at the Olde World Restaurant in North Port. November nominations include Nobles Bob ‘Mixmaster’ Somerville for President, ‘Humble Don’ Valerino for 1st VP, John ‘Magazine Mogul’ Brophy for 2nd VP, Clint ‘The Mint’ Van Tassell for Secretary/Treasurer, and Bill ‘Music Man’ Schultz for Board of Directors. Every able-bodied member is expected to sign-up for at least one 2-hour shift or more in our all-out Hospital Days effort Thursday through Saturday, February 2, 3 and 4. After reviewing our previous experiences, we voted at our November stated meeting to concentrate our solicitations on North Port’s three Publix supermarkets. Over 80 South County nobles and ladies celebrated our Annual Holiday Ball at the Heron Creek Country Club on the first Sunday in December. Delicious menu choices, dancing plus fun and games highlighted the evening. In addition, 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. In November we approved Cris dePass as a new member. We invite any Mason or Shriner with their

lady and/or friends to join us for some friendly banter, and civic projects such as bringing your old magazines with blacked out address labels for John Brophy to distribute to medical offices and firehouses. Sickness and distress: As we go to press, Lady Muriel Moot continues to recover from a heart attack. Lady Kitty and Noble John Brophy each prepare for surgery, Lady Elizabeth McCarty recovers from illness and Lady Kerry Van Fleet recovers from foot surgery. No non-member identified Bill Gross, founder and Co-Chief investment officer of PIMCO as our December ‘Quotable Notable’, so here’s our January quiz – Which two newly elected Congressmen recently wrote: “We can disagree on the issues, but we must agree that progress is more important than politics and partisanship. Although lawmakers have different political philosophies, we members of Congress must remember that we are all Americans first. It’s time to step up and work together.” The first non-club member to e-mail these Notables’ identity to the Scribe at the above address wins a free Tuesday morning breakfast for two with the North Port Shrine Club.

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

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owdy, we have had a fun year with all the activi ties. I would like to thank everyone for coming to the Hillbilly Convention in September/October 2011. I would also like to thank everyone for helping out and making it a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without all the volunteers. We finished up the year with a couple of parades in Venice and Sarasota. You guys looked great parading as us gals sat on the sidelines cheering you on. The Hillbilly Gals officers for 2012 will be:

President ....................... Marilyn Yoder Vice President .............. Juanita Rawlinson Secretary ...................... Claire “Chickie” Johnson Treasurer ...................... Wendy Kearney. Our Thursday night dinners are starting to pickup again. We have our meeting the first Thursday of every month after the dinner and cleanup, about 7:30 p.m. Come on out and join the fun! 6

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Shrine Clubs – October 2011

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North Port Shrine Club Past President J.D. Copher and wife Phyllis enjoyed the great dinner at Heron Creek Country Club. Eighty-three Shriners and spouses attended the 2011 South County Christmas Party which encludes Venice, Englewood and North Port Shrine Clubs.

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The Worshipful Master of the newly formed North Port Blue Lodge, James Godshall and his Lady Sherry attended the South County Christmas Party hosted by the North Port Shrine Club on December 4.

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North Port Past President Jack and First Lady Matty Watson pose by the Christmas tree at Heron Creek Country Club.

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North Port Shrine Club Directors Donald Gatrell, Cliff Bloodsworth and William Schultz chat during the South County Christmas Party. We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


Sahib Shriners Oriental Band Proudly Presents

An Evening with   Marcille Wallis & Friends Featuring traditional Irish, Scottish, Celtic jigs, airs, reels and ballads;   Old Appalachian tunes, bluegrass and hymns. Including some champion  instrumentation with the hammer dulcimer, vocals, guitar, fiddle, flute,  pennywhistle, mandolin, piano and bodhran. Also, wonderful Irish soft‐shoe figure and Scottish country dance.

February 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. 

Sahib Shriners  600 N. Beneva Rd Tickets $10, Sahib box office 366‐4449 Ext. 320 or from Oriental Band Dinner Buffet available in restaurant, $17.95 all inclusive.  Advance reservations please, 366‐4449 Ext. 320  Proceeds are for the benefit of the Shriners Oriental Band


January 2012 December 2080 Robert & Ruth Riegel December 2056 Manatee Shrine Club April 2030 Charles S. Marston (In Memory of Anne M. Marston) May 2029 Desert Patrol August 2027 Fred & Marylou Ellis March 2025 John R. Holland (In memory of Carl E. Hohlt ) February 2023 North Port Shrine Club December 2021 Don and Joan Patterson Volkert and Helen Smith Dick and Jinny Warner (In Memory of Luther Bollman) May 2021 Burton Chandler Jack & Iris Kwitchoff 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 January 2017 Charles & Suzanna Krueger October 2016 Patricia A. McLain (In Memory of BG John H. McLain ) May 2016 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Al McKenzie, PP) (In Memory of John Pinkley ) (In Memory of Fordon Harris)

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Reporter Boosters

May 2013 Ed & Edie Phillips Jean C. Rudolph Bill & Stacey Lee Zurlo (Through month stated, = New or Renewed this month) April 2013 October 2014 March 2016 Ted & Anita Moltz Bill & Tally Hull Jerry & Joyce Goacher Joe & Sharon Pegararo Ronald R. & Georgana J. LeVene Dottie Pinkley March 2013 (In memory of Robert "Bob" Lindner) (In Memory of John Pinkley) Don & Joan Patterson Marian Goldenberg Don and Elayne Sims (In Memory of Luther Bollman ) (In Loving Memory of Bob Goldenberg, PP) February 2016 Volkert E. & Helen H. Smith September 2014 Manatee Shrine Club Dick & Jenny Warner Jack & Barbara Scrofani (In Memory of Ed Luff) February 2013 Ron & Georgana LeVene (In Memory of Christopher Weeks) C. Ace Adams HP& P and (In Memory of Robert "Bob" Lindner) January 2016 Ruth McAngell PHP August 2014 Jim & Eileen Jensen William M. Adams Jack & Martha Bryant December 2015 Robert & Ruth Riegel Giles Light Aides Office (In Memory of Herman Dooley) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Richard G. Morris) January 2013 (In Memory of Jim Arendall) Ted & Lourdes Oliveira September 2015 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Everson & Harvey Lambert) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Ned Jaworski) December 2012 (In Memory of Richard G. Morris ) June 2014 Knights of the Round Table, South August 2015 Dottie La Greco (In Memory of Joe Porter) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Husband Louis La Greco) George & Norma Shoner (In Memory of Kenneth Gerrard, Sr., PP ) Ed & Jean O’Hara (In Memory of Walter J. Kunkel ) November 2012 (In Memory of Stanley Nowicki & Charles & Mary Jane Hamilton June 2015 Dr. Sigmund Nowicki ) Herb & Joanne Mueller Manatee Shrine Club Col. Murray G. Swindler (In Memory of Michael A. Cipullo ) October 2012 May 2014 (In Memory of Irene Krakow ) Luke & Kathleen Doyle Wallace & Audrey Clements Melvin & Anna-Marie Nelson May 2015 (In Memory of Our Son Mike Clements ) Emanuel Schonberger The Builders Lodge No. 376 May 2014 (In Memory of Irene Krakow ) Provost Guard September 2012 Donald & Audrey Schmitt (In Memory of Passed Members ) Chris & Peg Kellogg April 2015 B. John and Roberta Ross Model T's John H. Brophy Robert & Audrey Rushing (In Memory of Rachel Poole ) (In Memory of Catherine F. Brophy) (In Memory of Joan Winters) (In Memory of Olive Pullman ) James & Caroyl Dunlap April 2014 August 2012 Manatee Shrine Club Ray & Barbara Stevens Marian Andrews (In Memory of Fred Rye) (In Loving Memory of Clem Andrews ) March 2014 (In Memory of Charles E. Slater) T. Herman & Louise Dooley Oscar & Peggy Cloutier (In Memory of Fred W. Nason ) Harold Bell Dale & Donna LaBell (In Memory of Lowell L. Sutton ) Paul D. Marinello February 2014 (In Memory of Joseph P. Kelley ) June 2012 Cabiri March 2015 Don & Jean Patterson January 2014 Bill & Gail Balkwill May 2012 Manatee Shrine Club Manatee Shrine Club Dave & Mickey Joly (In Memory of Bill Disney) (In Memory of Dr. A. Edward O'Hara ) April 2012 John & Margaret Hodge Manatee Shrine Club Chester L Ray & Rose Guadagnino Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of S. F. Perkins, III ) Jerry & Berte Hess (In Memory of Roy Rudolph) January 2015 Frederick Soto December 2013 June C. Hutcheson Col. (Ret) M. G. Swindler & P.M. Swindler Doug & Janie Bohannon Manatee Shrine Club March 2012 Virginia Chase (In Memory of Carl Herman ) Virginia Kushner (In Memory of Harold Chase ) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Paul Kushner) November 2013 (In Memory of Scott Macaulay ) Melvin - Nadine Stiles, PP Manatee Shrine Club Ann Lassig February 2012 (In Memory of Edgar Sherrick) (In Memory of Ken Lassig) Burton Chandler Edward & Jean O’Hara October 2013 Charles Krueger (In Memory of Dr. Robert S. Nowicki ) Lindy & Sandy Nardone Evie Lindner December 2014 Hugh D. Yaeger (In Memory of Bob Lindner) John Lewellen August 2013 Dwight & Ann Ridgeway Bill Simon Nancy Holmes Kenneth & Betty Terryberry November 2014 (In Memory Husband George ) January 2012 Margaret Lawrence June 2013 Robert F. & Ruth Riegel (In Loving Memory of Don Lawrence ) Kevin & Susan Sapio (In Memory of Edgar Sherrick ) Walter Reuter Robert E. Stihler (Oriental Band)

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SHRINE UNIT NEWS Banjo Band by George Van Valkenburg, geovan75@comcast.net

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embers of the Banjo Band have returned from their holiday travels and will meet to elect officers for 2012 and finalize our music program for the coming season under the direction of Music Director Bob Werner. The first performance is on January 17 and we will be playing at various communities until the end of March. The band will play their concert at Sahib on March 10. Wheelchairs and Walkers I am a relative newcomer to the Shrine, and what I want to relate is well known to all Shriners, because it is what we are all about—giving back. At one of our performances last season, we were at a senior retirement community here in Sarasota. The facility had a

large auditorium and as we were setting up our equipment, I noticed that an area in the front part of the auditorium was cordoned off from the rows of chairs provided for those attending our show. As time passed, folks came into the auditorium in wheelchairs and others were using walkers. They were conveniently placed in this separate area where it was more convenient for them to watch the program. At all of our shows, members of the audience donate generously for the cause of Shriners’ Hospitals for Children. It really struck me to see these senior citizens who had their own physical handicaps to deal with, donating so generously to help children at Shrine hospitals who were undergoing treatment for their physical difficulties. Giving back, I will always remember those wonderful folks.

Clowns by Ian Grant, igrant1938@gmail.com

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hat a pleasure it is to have most of our “snow birds” back with us for another fun and worthwhile year. Welcome back fellow Shriners. With the onset of winter, it was time to elect our new executive board and thank our boss clown Noble Anthony Vignocchi for his guidance and direction through a busy year. Our executive board for 2011-2012 is as follows:

Boss Clown .................... Butch Power First Vice President ...... Del Rawlinson Second Vice President . Ian Grant Secretary ....................... Fred Phillips Treasurer ....................... Fred Heinzman Remember, our monthly meetings are on Mondays at 7:30 p.m., everyone is welcome.

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It was a busy holiday season. We kicked it off with the Venice holiday parade on November 26, (see picture) followed by the Sarasota holiday parade on December 3. On December 8, we were present at the Children’s Santa’s Flight to the North Pole, the Sahib Holiday children’s party and the North Port holiday parade on the 10th. These parades were a tremendous success if you measure it by the number of spectators and floats, and our bodies the next day. Finally, we sat back and enjoyed our holiday party on December 18. Thanks to all who helped.

Don’t forget to get your share of breakfast goodies on the first Sunday of each month. Clown “OK OK” and “Checkers” were there December 4. All of the Clowns trust that you had a wonderful holiday season and wish fellow Shriners, their ladies and families the very best for the New Year. Let’s remember a very special wish of good health and happiness to all the children we have helped and look forward to Cobb helping many more. May God bless you now and always.

Greeters by Dick Menzak, Past President

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he Black Camel has visited our Greeter unit again; Art Gioacchini was called home. Art was a snowbird from Michigan, he was battling cancer and moved back to be with his family. We are gearing up for Hospital Days, the first weekend in February. The shifts are for two hours each. We will team up with the Legion of Honor again this year. Sign up for a shift or two.

We wish a Happy Birthday in January to Ruben Andres, Floyd Bowser, Sydney Weinstein and Fred Ziehlsdorf. Greeter officers for 2012 are: President .......................... John Winters 1st Vice President ........... George Thomas 2nd Vice President .......... Alan Noseworthy 3rd Vice President .......... Austin Pickering Secretary/Treasurer ........ Bill Batten

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SAHIB REPORTER Greeterette officers for 2012 are: President ............................. Midge Jordan Vice President .................... Rosemarie Ziehlsdorf Secretary ............................ Jean Batten

January 2012 Treasurer ............................ Rose Bowser Let us pray for all Greeters who are ill. Be a Greeter, join the prestige unit!

Model Ts by Barry Hayes, Scribe, anha321@yahoo.com midnight and then consume twelve grapes to ensure that the next twelve months are bountiful. The holiday is notorious for people consuming large quantities of alcohol, and perhaps should heed the warning, “And be not drink with wine, wherein is excess” (Ephesians 5:18). The act of making resolutions for the upcoming months also dates back to the Babylonians. The most common resolutions usually involve weight loss, the discontinuation of bad habits and career goals.

Happy New Year from the Model Ts! Happy New Years to You ~~ Author Unknown ~~ A new year is beginning to peak through softly beautiful and different like new falling snow, each day unique and shaped just for you. Your life adding something as each day does grow. My wish for your new year is beauty and softness with surprises thrown in for delight. Love for each day bringing happiness to you, making your life a scene of sparkle and shining sunlight.

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he history of New Years Day reveals that commonly, all parts of the world use the holiday as an excuse for celebration, occasionally in unique ways. People in London listen for the ringing of Big Ben’s chimes, the Dutch burn Christmas trees in giant bonfires, while people in Spain wait for the stroke of

Happy January 24 Anniversary to: Jim II and Joann Smith and Eugene and Marguerite Vaadi. Happy Birthday to: Pru Beishline on the 9th, Gwen Martin on the 11th, Mary Traurig on the 14th, Pat Kline on the 18th, Sylvia Gardner on the 19th, Eileen Jensen on the 28th, Kay Crotsley on the 29th and Clara Pulford on the 30th. Remember, “We ride so that children can walk.”

HELP W ANTED! WANTED! With the exodus of our Shrine snowbirds, the aging of our members, their sicknesses and care taking, we are in need of bingo workers for help in continuing our successful bingo efforts. There is a spot for just about everyone regardless of age or physical condition. Please look over the following tasks and, if you have the time and inclination, contact the following for further details. Bingo office at 366-4449 Ext 214 for: Substitute bingo caller Floor workers Bingo sheet (card) sellers Pull tab sales Ink dauber sales Venice, FL (941) 488-2291

North Port, FL (941) 426-2880

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Fred Phillips at 951-9933 for: Kitchen help with sandwich preparation and serving There is a spot for just about everyone regardless of age or physical condition.

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Proceeds to the Building Fund

Spaghetti Dinner at Sahib Shrine Sunday, February 19 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by

The Famous Sahib Shrine Motor Corps For a Great Low Price of Adults $9.00 Per Person ($10.00 at the door) Children 12 and under Free!

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

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

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appy New Year to all nobles and ladies of Sahib Shriners; and to our most valuable Shrine staff. We congratulate the newly elected and appointed Divan, with Charles Levan, 33° as Sahib’s Potentateelect, who will lead Sahib in 2012. The year 2011 was a good year for the Oriental Band. We participated in all Shrine functions, all major parades plus the “All Florida” Fantasy. Unfortunately, we did not get enough participation to head west to Denver for the Imperial Session. The Oriental Band Christmas Party was held on Friday, December 9, 2011, it’s always a very festive celebration and we all look forward to it. As in previous years, Noble Sig Pahl and Hans Wessels crafted special items to be raffled off. The proceeds from that raffle were donated to the “Ladder of Smiles” at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. The year was closed out with the Venice and Sarasota Christmas parades. These two parades seem to get bigger every year. The Oriental Band did a splendid job in both. That was followed with the Sahib Children’s Christmas Party, What satisfaction to see all these children enjoy the festivities. The

highlight is getting several kids to join the “Heavenly Music Makers” in playing some serious tunes. The year 2012 will be an exciting time for our band and the Shrine. The many functions at the Shrine and all the parades in the area, surely will keep the drums, horns and the” glock” finely tuned. We are also planning to head north to Charlotte, N.C. for the 2012 Imperial session. Somehow, I feel, we have an edge on the competition!!! I hope that most of our bandsmen will step up to the plate. The Oriental Band is actively looking for nobles to join our band. We seem to be running short of drummers. No need to read music, just give it a try!! It is a rewarding experience. Our Shrine, in order to succeed, needs your help in many different venues, i.e. Bingo, B/A dances, Wednesday and Friday night dinners, etc. It’s for the children at our hospitals. Let’s make this the best year yet. Remember, support your Shrine, collect pull-tabs and keep a child in your heart. Thought of the month: “Failure is just another way to learn how to do it right the next time!”

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Roadrunners by Dick Schmidt, ductdr08@aol.com

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he 2012 Hospital Days need to be more successful than ever before. The Transportation Unit’s operating expenses have soared. The costs of fuel, medical taxi services, airfares, vehicle maintenance plus the increased number of patients have depleted our funds. The day-to-day operating costs have been cautiously monitored, but the services we provide use the resources quickly. During 2011 the unit had to start using some of its’ reserve funds at the end of the third quarter for daily operations. The Transportation Unit had operating expenses that exceeded its income by $17,400 in the first ten months of the year. The 2011 Hospital Days had collections that were 48% less than the previous years. Having to use reserve funding for operating costs puts our long-term sustainability plan in jeopardy. The unit’s single largest expense is when a vehicle has to be replaced. The three vehicles currently in service are all either over a hundred thousand miles or quickly approaching it. The transportation chairman has planned a program that would schedule the funding to begin replacing the vehicles while they still have some re-sale value and before they become a drain with repair costs. That would be within the next 24 to 30 months for the first vehicle. The seriousness of the transportation unit funding has been recognized by two of our fellow nobles. Bill Long and Tim Kinchla have stepped-up and are

co-chairing the 2012 Hospital Days. Their planning and organizing started back in the spring of 2011. In recent years, the Hospital Days chairman was a last minute appointed volunteer and given little or no direction. Meetings have been held with the unit heads and club officers so that as many of our nobles can be involved as possible. Bill and Tim are developing a program that is based on making sure that no one can say, “Nobody asked me!” There are a number of other fraternal organizations needing fundraising. Their method is to hire a company in the fundraising business. The fees are usually 75% of the total dollars collected with a base minimum. We as Shriners do our own work. We need 100% of what we collect and “We do it for the kids!” The surrounding communities of our temple are certainly affluent enough to be generous to our needs. The four counties that we transport from have more country clubs than they do soup kitchens. The money is available, you have to reach out and ask for it. As Shriners, we have one of the most recognizable symbols, the Fez. A recent survey in a large midwest city indicated that our Fez is more recognized than the Salvation Army kettle. We need to unleash the full force of the Fez on the 2012 Hospital Days February 2, 3 and 4. Featured drivers for January, Honorary Drivers Bill Long and Tim Kinchla.

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

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t was a beautiful day at the races at the Sarasota Kennel Club on Friday, November 25. Among the winners were members of Sahib Units/Clubs that participated in the annual opening day festivities. We had 23 nobles selling entrance tickets out in the parking lot and at the two entrances. The nobles in the parking lot did a fantastic job and most of the racing fans already had obtained their tickets by the time they reached the entrances. Thanks to the generosity of SKC management, the proceeds are a welcome source of needed funds for some of our units and clubs with limited sources of operating income. Working for the units were six members from the Greeters, three from the Model T’s, four from the Provost Guards, five from the Clowns, and one from the Legion of Honor. Also working were three from the Manatee Shrine Club, one from the Gulf Shrine Club, and Oriental Guide Connie Jacobi who was working for Sahib’s Angel Fund. Members of the Unit Council want to express our appreciation to SKC for allowing us to take part in this annual event. We hope that the rest of the racing season proves to be as successful and enjoyable to the owners and racing fans as it was to us on opening day. The 76th annual Sarasota County Fair will be upon us before we know it. We have the schedule and workers are needed during the March 16-25 running of the Fair. While looking through the schedule we

see that there will be six overlapping days of the Sarasota Fair and the Pittsburg Pirates Spring training games. These dates are March 16, 17, and 21-24 and all are day games. Please keep these dates in mind when volunteering for either of these activities. The council is aware that there have been some faithful fair workers who have filled scheduled times and positions at the fair year in and year out. Those workers will be given priority in next year’s schedule. Following that, we tentatively plan to establish a central contact point where workers from units and clubs will be able to find what times and positions need to be filled. Most likely this contact point will be at Sahib. Once this is established, it will be publicized in the Reporter, at Thursday luncheons, in Sahib’s weekly Webletter, and at Sahib’s Twitter account http://twitter.com/sahibshriners. As stated in last month’s article units and clubs will share in the proceeds from the fair on a pro rata basis. As a volunteer worker you’ll enjoy the comradery, interact with the public, visit the attractions, enjoy some tempting foodstuffs, and help your unit or club financially and all the while you’ll have some fun! We hope that all of you have had a happy and healthy holiday season and that you will have renewed energy and vigor for all the upcoming Sahib events.

Assistant Rabban-elect’s notes by Rocky Kearney, divehog3@gmail.com

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onne anee, that’s Happy New Year in French. That’s one of the only phrases I learned from the French Canadian hockey players that I dare write. I do hope everyone a happy 2012, and hoping the New Year brings health and maybe wealth to all. Well seeing I’m talking about the New Year, I want to thank the nobles for their faith in electing me as your Assistant Rabban for the coming year. I also would like to thank all that helped me with 2011. It was a very busy and fulfilling year for me and I tried very hard to do what was best for the Shrine and the benefit of our children. As I look back at the schooling, training courses, seminars and working with my fellow nobles, it was surely well worth every minute spent. Two thousand twelve brings new challenges and obstacles for me, but with the great group of guys we have here at Sahib, I don’t have any worries. I’m hoping that everyone can work on bringing in some new members this year or maybe just bring some of their non- Mason friends to some of our events so all may know the great fun to be had here. Then maybe they will be interested enough to get involved.

This month is our, and I did say Our Game! The Shriners have the longest running annual college allstar game ever, 87 years. That is something of which we can truly be proud. In addition, best of all, the game is right here in our back yard, St. Pete’s Tropicana Field. Sahib has the great opportunity to play big parts in this game. On Saturday January 14 a few of our nobles will have the pleasure of picking the allstar players up from the Tampa airport and take them to their hotel. Then on Sunday the 15th the players will visit the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Tampa and many of its past and present patients. The looks on both their faces are totally priceless. So, mark down on your calendar that day and of course the day of the big game January 21. We have many great events at Sahib. However, just remember it takes you to make it a great event! So, thanks for making 2011 special, let’s all work together and make 2012, Sahib’s 30th Anniversary, a year to remember.

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Sahib Shrine Trust Fund “The Permanent Building Fund”

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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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$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 August 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.

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High Priest & Prophet-elect’s notes by Connie Jacobi, chjacobi38@aol.com

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’ll say it again, the year 2011 has passed too quickly. I hope Sahib members and their families had a wonderful holiday season. The holiday parties were top notch. It was great being with all the clubs and units during this gala time of year. Lots of things will be coming up early this year. Watch your Reporter and calendar for all the dates and times. Sahib “Installation of Officers and Units” will be on January 4 in the main hall. The Potentate’s Ball is the first Saturday on February 4. Put it on your calendar now. Be sure to talk it up at your unit and club meetings. Reserve your tables early, don’t be left out. Let’s have a good showing for our new Potentate-elect, Illustrious Sir Charles Levan 33°, for this is Sahib’s highlight of the year.

Be sure to get in touch with Assistant Rabbanelect Rocky if you plan on going to the East-West Shrine football game at the Trop. in St Petersburg January 21. As of this writing, he still had seats on the bus and tickets available. The Rusty Mason Reunion is January 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the main hall. If you are a little rusty and want to refresh yourself, this is a great place to do it. Please invite your Masonic friend or neighbor to join you. Remember, the Shrine Circus will be coming soon. Are you ready? If I can be of help to your unit or club, please ask, for your Divan is here whenever you need help because we are a Shrine family. Stay healthy and remember those who are not!

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January 2012

Oriental Guide-elect’s notes by Carroll Scribner, scrib3540@comcast.net

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nother year has passed and a new year begun. A salute to Potentate Tom for a tough job well done! He placed me into my job and directed me to swim, and swim I did! What a great learning experience! Thanks Illustrious Sir! Enjoy some time off! Welcome to Potentate-elect Charles as he implements his ideas for Sahib for 2012. I look forward to assisting him as he begins. Your Divan has reviewed the Potentate-elect’s program with him and recognizes that it will be another austere year with careful attention to how every dollar is used. A thought - if we can bring in more members it would mean more $$$$$ and more could be done for the temple. The key to all is membership! Each one, gets one! Replace yourself! You will be hearing more of this as the year begins.

Sandy and I were honored to be invited to attend several Christmas parties and look forward to many more. Unfortunately, we cannot get to all! We particularly are looking forward to the Units’ and Clubs Party at Sahib! We hope to see many of the nobles and ladies that we might otherwise not see in our other visits. At my home temple, the Units’ Christmas Party was the highlight of the holiday season with attendance well over 450, food for thought! This is a tough note to send, as at the time of writing, I don’t know my status for 2012. The elections are coming up!! If chosen to continue, I’ll have more to offer in the February Reporter. Thanks for your support and friendship. We, Sandy and I, could not have done our jobs without you!

Kentucky Colonels by Charles Levan, 33°, CMLEVAN99@aol.com

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he following officers were elected to serve the Kentucky Colonels unit of Sahib Shriners for 2012:

1st Vice President ..... TBD Treasurer ................... Colonel Herbert J. Mueller Co-Secretaries: ......... Colonel Donald Goodman Colonel Fred Ellis.

President .................... Colonel Dwight N. Ridgeway

Tom T. Cunningham DBA

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Sahib Banjo Band Concert

Saturday Saturday,, March 20

7:00 p.m.

Saturday Saturday,, March 20

7:00 p.m.

Saturday Saturday,, March 10

For Information Call:

7:00 p.m.

Tickets available from the ticket office at Sahib Shrine (see Marylou) or call 366-4449 Ext. 320

Bill Winslow (941) 918-0024

Please Make Reservations by Calling Sahib Shrine at (941) 366-4449 ext. 320 in Advance

All tickets $10.00 each Limited Tables of 8 Reservations Available

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

It’s all about Hospital Days in 2012 by Tim Kinchla, Co-Chairman Hospital Days, kinch945@yahoo.com

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id you know in 2010 the income for Transportation was a $66,000 plus? Did you know in 2010 the Transportation Expenses were $80,000 plus? Did you know that this reflects a loss of about 18%? Did you know that the 2011 collections for Hospital Days were roughly 48% lower than the collections of 2009? When we became Shriners, we accepted the concept of “helping children with medical needs.” Look-

ing at the numbers above indicate that the nobles of Sahib have “dropped the ball” when it comes to collections for The Transportation Fund of Hospital Days. I hope that you may ask yourself, “how can I” reverse these low returns from collections. The answer is, when the noble calls to ask for your help “step up,” offer your time to the collection team! Be an active noble, ask your significant other if they would be willing to help the children as well? With your participation we can “Turn the Tide” of collections being less than the expenses.

Circus by Kenneth Shipley, Circus Chairman, k.m.shipley@hotmail.com

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s I sit in my family room listening to Christmas music, my thoughts are on sharing and giving of oneself. Everyone reading this now has, at one time prior, made the commitment to help those less fortunate than himself or herself. Of course being a Mason and Shriner allows one perfect path to do just that. Another aspect of that membership, however, is the opportunity for brotherhood. As we install our Divan for 2012, let us all focus on the ultimate goal of the fraternity and not on the individuals that have been elected to lead us. Seize the opportunity to serve and

step forward to assist rather than wait to be asked. We have several events that require as many as are able to step forward. In March, we have the baseball games, and the Sarasota County Fair. I know in the past it has been a battle to beg brother nobles to fill the many slots needed to be filled. Please help those in charge by volunteering (don’t wait to be asked) early so that they may focus on the other logistics of the event. In April, we have another labor-intensive opportunity to serve the temple. Of course, I am referring to the annual Sahib Shrine Circus. I am very thankful

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SAHIB REPORTER of the units and clubs for their participation in the past. Without the Provost Guards to direct the patrons to the parking and seeing them safely to the tent, we would fail. Without the ticket sellers, no one would need to be directed. Without the Greeters and Greeterettes, there would be chaos with people finding their seats. Without the Legion of Honor, we could not start the performance. Without the Clown unit we would have far less of a circus. Then there are the many others that volunteer to sell programs, help with the concessions and provide the hospitality for the workers. It could not be done without you. I love you all for your commitment to help others. This brings us to now. Very soon, you will receive a very important letter; it is that time of the year when we ask for your support as a Circus Mom and Circus Dad. Financially, times have gotten tougher for many. It is no different for the hundreds of children for whom we provide an opportunity to attend the Sahib Shrine Circus for no cost. Without your support we can not continue to do this; yet we know that providing for the kids is our prime reason for being. I thank you for your past support and if the

. . .continued from page 1 Levan confirmed as New Sahib Potentate for 2012 Kenmore, New York. He was drafted into the US Army in 1963 and served until February 1967, and was stationed in Fort Gordon, Georgia and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (Hospital Administration Specialist and Army Basic Infantry Administration.) He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Relations and Mathematics from Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri in 1970, and from the University of Northern Colorado, CSAP, Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 1980. He became a member of The University Chapter Order of DeMolay, Buffalo, New York in 1955, He moved to Bradenton in August 1963. Charles became an Advisor to Manatee County Chapter Order of DeMolay Bradenton Florida 1970 and continues to the present. He has received DeMolay Chevalier, Adviser Cross of Honor and DeMolay Legion of Honor, Florida State DeMolay Director of Ritual and was elected Honorary Member of International Supreme Council Order of DeMolay 2006. Is Currently an Active Member of the International Supreme Council and Deputy Executive Officer in Florida. Charles was Raised a Master Mason in 1967 at Plato Lodge, Plato, Missouri and demitted to Braidentown Lodge No. 99 Bradenton, Florida in 1970. He received his York Rite degrees in Missouri and demitted to Manatee River Chapter No. 18, Royal Arch Masons, Bradenton Council No. 9, Royal & Select Masters and Trinity Commandery No. 16, Knights Templar in 1970. He held offices of Excellent High Priest - 1980, Illustrious Master - 1981, Eminent Commander - 1982, Worshipful Master - 1982 and Knight York Cross of Honor - 1983.

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past has not allowed you to participate, please consider it now. Unfortunately, that covers only about 100 of the approximately 1,500 nobles in our temple. Last month I expressed my wish list for Santa and even though he has not delivered as I write this, I am sure that my two needs have been unfulfilled. I know we can make the circus the big contributor to the Shrine if only we had the brothers on the committee to maximize the potential. Right now, the committee consists of Bob Trudel and me. Other Shrines have circus committees of fifteen or more. While the more the merrier is one aspect, the more also allows us to concentrate on new opportunities of raising the attendance and revenues. That means more for the kids and the temple. Please, if you are organized and persuasive, we need your help. They say that in the Army you never volunteer. There are many GI’s that are very happy that I didn’t wait to volunteer. I saw a need and responded. I have a need. Please respond. I wish everyone a safe and healthy New Year. Support your Blue Lodge and ask a brother to join you as a Shriner.

Other offices held: District Deputy Grand Master of Grand Council - 1982. District Deputy Grand Commander - 1983. District Deputy Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Florida - 1998 and part of 2000. District Deputy Grand High Priest - 2002. Grand Brotherhood of Past District Deputies 2003. Member of Suncoast Forest No. 165 Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Member of Tampa Consistory, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Knight Commander of the Court of Honour, Pensacola Florida - 1989. Master of Kadosh, Tampa Consistory - 2001. Coronetted 33°, Atlanta, Georgia - 1995. Created a noble in Ararat Shriners - 1969 Charter Member of Sahib Shriners, AAONMS President Sahib Shrine Kentucky Colonels 2004 Secretary Sahib Kentucky Colonels 2002-08. Treasurer Sahib Kentucky Colonels 2005-08. Commander Sahib Legion of Honor - 2005 Finance Officer Sahib Legion of Honor - 2006 Finance Officer FSA Legion of Honor - 2006-07 Treasurer Sahib Unit Council - 2006 Camaxtli - Ayudando Ninos Teocalli No. 183 2009 Order of Quetzalcoatl Appointed 3rd Vice-President Florida Shrine Association 2011 - 2012 2nd Ceremonial Master - 2000 & 2006 1st Ceremonial Master - 2001 & 2007 Oriental Guide – 2008 (starting his climb to Potentate) Active in Sahib Sound and Audiovisual Team.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


January 2012

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21st Annual (Pub Night) CEILIDH (CAY-LEE)

FRIDAY EVENING FEBRUARY 24, 2012

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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January 2012

Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter Bill Zurlo - In Memory of Doug Jordan William Batten - In Memory of Doug Jordan Oakwood Manor - In Memory of Doug Jordan

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 the Recorder 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.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Omer Joseph Quesnel, PA Office: 941.951.6660 Direct: 941.400.0792 omerquesnel@michaelsaunders.com

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VENICE SHRINE CLUB http://twitter.com/sahibshriners Or

Look for this icon on the Sahib Shriners Web Home page and click on it!

Follow via Mobile Web using a Mobile Browser http://mobile.twitter.com Search for “sahibshrine”

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

Follow Sahib and others on your own Twitter Account. https://support.twitter.com/ Go to Twitter Basics You’ll want to follow: sahibshrine shriners shrinershosp Shrine Game flashrine

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January 2012

Contributions to the 100 Million Dollar Club William Batten - In Memory of Doug Jordan Erlene Vokes - Provost Guard - In Memory of Donald Vokes

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

100 MILLION DOLLAR CLUB for the benefit of

Shriners Hospitals for Children It’s simple... Just indicate your desire to leave $100 (or more) in your will to this wonderful cause, or give $100 (or more) dollars now. I have previously made a will leaving a bequest to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. I have added a provision in my will leaving a bequest to the hospitals. I prefer to make a cash contribution at this time of at least $100, which is tax deductible. Please return application to: Recorder’s Office Sahib Shrine 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34232

Make your check payable to:

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN I am a member of ____________________________ Temple. Signed ___________________________________________ Address __________________________________________ City __________________ State ______ Please have the certificate read: ________________________________________________ (Please print full name)

For More Information Call: (941) 366-4449

Model “T’s” and Classic Cars of Sahib Shriners

THE LEGION OF HONOR 4th WEDNESDAY – 1900 HRS. Legionettes meet same time in Sahara Room Malcolm H. Van Dyke II Commander (941) 955-6483 Email: sahibloh@comcast.net Mario Bojsiuk Adjutant (941) 426-8077 Email: didomarian@verizon.net

Meetings Are Held 2nd MONDAY of the Month 7:00 P.M. “AT SAHIB SHRINE” For Model Ts contact: Fred Ellis (941) 484-0089 For Classic Cars contact: Ron Shrum (941) 961-0871

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

ZIP _________

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: Harold Eady Phone: 351-7860 Email: hjeady@comcast.net SPEAKER BUREAU MEMBERS Hugh Quigley; Edmund Campbell, Jr.; James Trefrey, Jr.; Bob Somerville; Anthony Vignocchi

SAHIB CAPITAL ASSET REPLACEMENT TRUST FUND

SAHIB OPERATIONS IRREVOCABLE TRUST FUND

OCTOBER 31, 2011

OCTOBER 31, 2011

CASH-CHECKING CASH-BROKERAGE SECURITIES TOTAL

$

1,558 .00 50,936.00 957,614.00 $ 1,010,108.00

CASH-MONEY MARKET

INVESTMENTS TOTAL

$ 14,650.00 616,074.00 $ 630,724.00

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 NOVEMBER 2011 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – October 2011 Gains: Affiliated Restored Associates Creations Reversal Losses: Demits Deaths AMD Suspended Resigned

1,506 2 1 2 0 0 7

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.

Gilbert Atwood

1,513

James Lawlor Douglas Jordan

1 5 1 0 0 7

Stephen Weatherly Arthur Gioacchini

1,506 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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January 2012

SAHIB SHRINERS THURSDAY LUNCHEONS January Master of Ceremony

Every Thursday at Sahib Shrine • 11:00 a.m. Camel’s Milk • 12 Noon Lunch Interesting Speakers Weekly Master of Ceremony ... Bill Zurlo Invocation ................... Chief Chaplain Lou Ortt, 33° Organ Music ............... Gus Spurr

January 5 .......... To be announced January 12 .......... To be announced January 19 .......... To be announced Bill Zurlo Chief Rabban Elect

January 16 .......... To be announced

Contact Program Chairmen TBA 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 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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East West Shrine Game At Tropicana Field (No Weather Issues)

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Cost $75.00 per Person Package Includes: • • • •

Transportation to and from the game Game Ticket T-Shirt Tailgate Party Including food, soda and water. Adult beverages. Package Must Be Ordered and Paid For On or Before 12/15/2011 Packages Are Limited Getum While They Last.

For more Information call Rocky or Wendy at 716-4227, leave message.

Make check payable to: East West Shrine Game SIGN UP SHEETS AVAILABLE AT THE SHRINE OR REQUEST ONE FROM FLBREZZIE@GMAIL.COM


What is Shriners International? Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief. There are 194 temples located throughout the world, with approximately 325,000 members. Men who wish to become Shriners must first join the fraternity of Freemasonry and achieve the status of Master Mason. The basic organizational unit of the fraternity is the temple, which is governed by an elected board, known as the Divan. The Divan is headed by a Potentate, who is the presiding officer of the temple. All temples are subordinate to Shriners International Headquarters. The Imperial Divan, the fraternity’s governing board, is headed by the Imperial Potentate and consists of 13 elected officers. A new officer is elected to the Imperial Divan each year. Every officer, except the Imperial Treasurer and Imperial Recorder, moves up the “line” each year, eventually becoming Imperial Potentate. The Imperial Treasurer and Imperial Recorder may be re-elected. Within each temple, there are also clubs and units for members with various interests and hobbies. The fraternity may be best known for its colorful parades, circuses and clowns - but there are also many other opportunities for members. From leadership development and public speaking to networking and special interests - there truly is something for everyone. Shriners International’s best-known symbol is the distinctive red fez worn by Shriners at official functions. The fez derives its name from the city of Fez, Morocco, and was chosen as part of Shriners’ Near East theme. This theme was developed in the 1870s by Walter M. Fleming, a prominent New York physician, and William J. “Billy” Florence, a popular actor. Legend has it that Florence discovered the Near East theme when he attended a party in Marseilles, France, hosted by an Arabian diplomat. When he returned to the U.S., he explained the theme to Fleming, and the two men began laying the foundation for the Shriners fraternity, which was officially named the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and informally known

as Shriners of North America. Today the fraternity’s name is Shriners International. The first Shriners temple, Mecca Shriners, was organized in New York City in 1872. As membership in the Shriners fraternity grew in the early 1900s, so did the call for establishing an official charity. In 1919, the Imperial Potentate-elect proposed establishing a hospital to provide free care for children with orthopaedic problems. A committee explored the idea and concluded there should not just be one hospital; there should be a health care system throughout North America that provides pediatric orthopaedic medical care regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. The first hospital opened in Shreveport, La., in 1922. Today, there are 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children®, 19 of which specialize in pediatric orthopaedics, providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital deformities and conditions, problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries and diseases of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. The health care system has the largest full-time staff of orthopaedic surgeons in the U.S. Shriners Hospitals for Children entered the field of burn care in the 1960s after recognizing a lack of medical expertise in the field. The health care system provides critical, surgical and rehabilitive care for children with varying degrees of pediatric burn injuries. In the early 1980s, Shriners Hospitals for Children opened the nation’s first spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers specifically designed for kids. There, patients receive long-term rehabilitation and intensive physical, occupational and recreation therapies. Cleft lip and palate was officially added to the health care system’s treatment disciplines in 2005. This program provides surgeries, orthodontic work, audiological, speech and psychological therapies for children with this condition. Shriners Hospitals for Children relies on the generous donations of Shriners and the general public to continue changing the world through caring for kids. Prospective members are encouraged to visit beashrinernow.com for more information about Shriners International. Additional information is available about the fraternity and hospitals at www.shrinersinternational.org, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org

or by calling Shriners International Headquarters at (813) 281-0300. OSQ311WISI


Page 38 . . .continued from page 7 Chief Rabban-elect’s notes My Lady Stacey Lee and I had a full plate of Christmas parties this year and our grandson is well on his way to obtaining his Master Mason degree along with helping his Grand pap navigate the computer world. My lady and I hope all had a happy and prosperous Christmas and let us not forget the “reason for the season.” Happy New Year to all!

SAHIB REPORTER

Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canister Report November 2011 Noble

Club/Unit

J. Bruce Siff

George Osganian Manatee S/C

Gene Osborne

Mariners

Dr. Dave Heaton Dorwin Pulford

Model T's

Misc. Les Ruggiero

TOTAL

Amount $

. . .continued from page 1 Shipley elected New Sahib Treasurer for 2012 years as a pilot), he’s currently a Jet Blue airline pilot; a daughter, Tina who is an account executive with Connect Your Care and two grandchildren. As a youngster, he was an Eagle Scout; in high school he was yearbook Editorin-Chief, varsity soccer, basketball, lacrosse. He attended the University of Maryland 1964-66 and 1970-71, in PreMed (genetics), he participated in NCAA soccer & Lacrosse; in 1976 he went to University of Baltimore, where he earned a B.A. in Business Management. Ken was in the US Navy from 1967-70 where he was a Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class; he was in Vietnam from 19681969 as a combat medic, where he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal; he was at Parris Island from 1969-70. His business career took him to Proctor & Gamble where he was a unit manager; then to Clorox as a region manager; then to Merrill Lynch from 1984-94 (he held series 7, 8, 63, 65, life and health licenses), certified financial manager, office manager; then to S&S Financial Services from 1994-2004 as owner/manager of four offices (independent financial management). Over the years he as been involved in many volunteer efforts: Clarksville Lions Club, 1976-present (all offices through club president, district zone chairman, district region chairman, 1992 multiple district governor (7,000 members), multiple district convention treasurer, vice chairman and chairman, multiple district international convention vice chairman and chairman), Melvin Jones Fellow, International President’s Leadership Award. He was with the Boy Scouts 17 years (Cub Master, Asst. Scout Master, Scoutmaster, District Training Chairman, Council training member),

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$

7.09 18.85 14.28 2.94 8.48 7.32 30.13 17.46 26.43 39.90 24.96 37.48 16.99 13.08 11.44 48.56 156.00 38.37 31.88 9.36 15.21 11.59 21.90 14.66 3.16 10.17

Location Paul's Rest. - Wachula Taco Bell-Wauchula Bowl of Fun-Wauchula Double J Restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken-Palmetto Kentucky Fried Chicken-North Parrish Kentucky Fried Chicken-SR 64 & I 75 Kentucky Fried Chicken - 63rd & 301 Hungry Howies-DeSoto Mall Hungry Howies-Palmetto Hungry Howies-59th & Cortez Hungry Howies-Ellenton Hungry Howies - Rt. 70 Creekwood BP Gas Station - Creekwood Crossing Oneco Dental Tasty Home Cooking Pat's Country Kitchen

D.G. D.G. D.G. D.G. D.G. D.G.

Hardware Hardware Hardware Hardware Hardware Hardware

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Store Store Store Store Store Store

#6202 #6203 #6204 #6205 #6207 #6208

$637.69

If you have a canister placed, and want your collections listed in this monthly report, provide the Sahib office with the information. Mary will be providing the collection amounts each month for the Reporter. We still have quite a number of these canisters out, and no information on where they are. Please help Mary get the current information. Wood Badge, District Award of Merit. He was with the Red Cross for 13 years (volunteer disaster relief, county chairman, Baltimore District board of Directors, District fund raising chairman.) He also served on the Baltimore Executive Board. He was raised a Master Mason in October 2003 at Concordia Lodge No. 13, Towson, Maryland. He became a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason May 2004, Valley of Baltimore, where he was the 12th Degree Ceremonial Orator. He became a Boumi Shriner in 2004 in Baltimore. He was a member of the Motor Corps and driver to Philadelphia Shriners Hospital for Children. He associated with Sahib Shriners in May 2006, the an affiliated in January 2007. He is currently Chaplain of the Sahib Motor Corps (working bikerbilly dinners, spaghetti dinners, poker runs, parades and

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

hospital days), he is a hospital driver to the Tampa hospital, King Pins (pancake breakfasts), Hillbillies (most Thursday night suppers, picnics), Circus committee 2008, Circus chairman 2009, 201112. Bingo (afternoon caller, floor worker), County Fair: 2008-09, Chairman 201011, and belongs to the North Port Shrine Club.


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Sahib Shriners Clothing Sales

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RUSTY MASON NIGHT RETURNS Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Co-sponsored by the Sahib Past Masters Unit and the District 27 Master Mason Association.

2012 Noble’s Shirts We will be accepting orders Starting in November

Main Hall of Sahib Shrine Auditorium 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL Who:All Master Masons of any Grand Jurisdiction recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida are welcome Must have your current 2011 or 2012 Blue Lodge Dues Card. No one will be admitted to the Tyled Session without his card. Personal vouching will not be accepted for this event.

Please see one of the Aides in The Aides Office

Dress is Casual (collared shirt and slacks, (please no shorts or aprons.)

$35 Each

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Program Tyled from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Masonic Review Program conducted byBrethren of the 27th Masonic District

Includes Shrine Logos Name Unit or Club

Special Guest Speaker: TBA

Door Prize: All in attendance will receive a visitation card good for all lodges of the 27th Masonic District from the District Deputy Grand Master

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

This card presented with your current Dues Card will qualify your admission to all District 27 lodges without need of further investigation. The lodges of the District are: Braidentown No. 99, Phoenix No. 346, Englewood No. 360, Manatee No. 31, Palmetto No. 110, Sarasota No. 147 and Venice No. 301. Refreshments provided by the Sahib Shriners If further information needed, contact R∴W∴ Jerry Goacher KCCH, Event Chairman at 923-2665 or email joy.jer@verizon.net.

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SAHIB REPORTER 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) 2011 2012 Nov. 3 Jan. 5 Nov. 10 Jan. 12

Feb. 2 Feb. 16

January 2012

All Shriners Welcome

Mar. 1 Apr. 5 Nov. 1 Mar. 15 Apr. 12 Nov. 8

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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Masonic Digest

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

H

appy New Year to all; I do hope you all had a wonderful 2011 with many good memories to think about and share in the years to come. By now, most parties are over, presents have been shared and you have said goodbye to 2011 and are now looking for the exciting activities that will be taking place during 2012. I know that one thing most of us that live in Florida full time are thankful for is the fact of no snow. It is nice to look, especially from afar. In thinking of what I like and suspect the same goes for most or all of you includes: Fun, entertainment, eating, companionship, singing, dancing, hearing and sharing good stories, comradeship, relaxing, meeting and making new friends, reviving old acquaintances, helping others, having others help you, listening, learning and all the many other things that make us who we are. As Masons, our family is large and as we expand our visions, we see new and exciting opportunities awaiting us. There are so many Masonic avenues to consider and explore. A majority of those activities are just either for the men or for the ladies. There are a few that are for both and Hi-12 is one of those. It is nice to have our outlets where we as men or ladies can talk among ourselves but it is also nice to be able include our spouses or

ladies doing something together and helping make more memories to share down the road. Cortez Hi-12 Club #538 would really be pleased if you would come and visit us on most all Mondays, November through April at Duffs Family Buffet at the corner of Route 41 and 60th Avenue in Bradenton. If you have not experienced Duffs Buffet, you are really missing something. We have a private room and just about everything I mentioned above takes place and more. Come and give us a try. Arrive between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. We are usually finished between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. Several of you have told me you would see us and some have come and usually decide to join us on a regular basis. I am still looking for some of you who have yet to make it. Remember, ladies are always welcome. Lastly, I would like to mention that on February 9 in Leesburg our Florida State Association will be holding its Annual High Twelve Day. It is the biggest one-day event of the year where between 140 to 175 usually attend. I hope that this year you will be part of those numbers. For additional information, contact Gene Black or me. And speaking of Gene Black, our 2011 club president, I would like to say on behalf of our entire club, “Thank you Gene and your Lady Virginia on having had a very good year.”

North Port Lodge U.D. has first offical meeting submitted by Sam Cohen, Lodge Secretary, sam_i2_am@yahoo.com

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he newly appointed officers of the new North Port Lodge U.D. were installed by the Grand Master of Florida MW Jim J Harris on the 19th of November,

2011 at Farley's Funeral Home where the lodge will be meeting on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 .pm.

(l-r) Sam Cohen, Secretary; Andrew Wormington, Sr. Warden; John Degnan, Jr. Deacon; James Godshall, Worshipful Master; Louis Ortt 33°, Chaplain; Michael Cullen, Jr. Warden; and RW John Horn DDGM (not shown, David Smith, Sr. Deacon.) Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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York Rite – Conscience and the Craft by B. John Ross, KYCH, BjohnRO@comcast.net Does Freemasonry have a hidden religious agenda or practice, known only to “higher” Masons? No. The religious position of Freemasonry is stated often and openly, and we’ve mentioned it before. A Mason must believe in God, and is actively encouraged to practice his individual faith. Masonry has no “god” of its own. Some anti-Masons have said that we are not allowed to mention the name of God in Lodge. That isn’t true - in fact that is one of the two meanings of the “G” in the square and compasses logo (the other meaning is “geometry”). It is true that we generally use some other term. “Grand Architect of the Universe is most common, to refer to God. That is done only to avoid giving religious offense to anyone whose faith prefers to refer to God by another name. However, the God to whom Masons pray is the God to whom all Christians pray.

Why is it so hard to find an official statement of Masonic dogma? Because there isn’t such a thing. We’ve already mentioned everything Masonry has to say officially on the topic. To go further, as an official position would be to deny a man his right to think for himself and his right to follow the dictates of his own faith. Each Mason has a right to seek in Masonry for what he wants to find, and to write about it as he chooses. But no Masons’ expression of opinion is binding on other Masons or on the fraternity itself. It is his right to believe as he wishes, it is not his right to force that belief on others. Is there such a thing as a Masonic Bible? No. The Bible sometimes called “Masonic Bibles” are just Bibles (usually the King James Version) to which a concordance, giving the Biblical citations on which the Masonic Ritual is based, has been added. Anyone is welcome to read one (to be continued in the February 2012 issue.)

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

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hen we attend Masonic related meetings we frequently view the sword either worn or displayed in some form. How may have stopped to think about the symbolic use of this instrument? In the book of Genesis, Chapter 3 we read about the fall of man and him being driven from the Garden of Eden. In verse 24, we read that God placed the cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life. It is interesting to note that the cherubim did not hold the weapon, but that it was suspended between them and could turn upon itself. Thus placed, the tree of life was protected from intruders. In our Masonic bodies, the Tiler does the same by keeping out intruders. His weapon is somewhat different today. Formerly the Tiler’s sword was wavy in shape, thus giving the illusion of the flaming sword

presented in Genesis. Have you noticed that the Tiler’s sword is without scabbard because the Tiler should always be ready to defend his post? Thus as the flaming sword was without scabbard, so is the Tiler’s sword. In most of today’s Masonic bodies the sword has taken on a straight, ordinary form, but the symbolism remains. The next time you enter a Masonic meeting think about the significance of this weapon. We wish all of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. The next meeting of the Tampa Scottish Rite will be Monday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:00. Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling the Scottish Rite Office at (813) 8860578 during normal business hours. The cost is $9.00.

The Scottish Rite Foundation of Florida

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he Scottish Rite Foundation is managed by Scottish Rite Masons, motivated by Masonic principles and administered with Masonic integrity. One of the two missions of the Scottish Rite Foundation is to support the many Scottish Rite Language Disorder clinics located in major cities throughout our beautiful State of Florida. Mission #1 is to provide adequate funding for our highly efficient and desperately needed clinics. Our

Foundation support consists of furnishing the clinics with necessary funds to operate the facilities and to hire and teach speech pathologists on staff. With the scope of the foundation being statewide and its diligent Board of Trustees, infused with renewed spirit and vigor, there will be an everexpanding number of children being reached for treatment in new clinics being opened. Learn more at: <http://www. scottishritefoundationofflorida.org>.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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

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ell, here we are in 2012. Happy New Year to one and all. Yes, it is a happy new year. We are looking to a better year for the Daughters of the Nile. We have been lucky to welcome several new princesses. We hope they will enjoy their time with us. Maybe you would like to experience this same pleasure. Just ask any Lady of the Household who will be glad to assist you in becoming one of us. This month we look to forward to a visit from our Supreme Queen Laura Richardson who resides right here in Bradenton. This makes her visit extra special.

We hope many of you will join us at the banquet to honor her at Peridia Country Club on the night of January 16 at 6:00 p.m. We will have special entertainment as well as hearing from our Potentate of Sahib and his Divan. Many of us will be helping with the Hospital Day drive in February. This is a new venture for us. We are delighted to be able to do this for the kids. Have a wonderful month. See you in February. In Nile love.

. . .continued from page 47 Scribner elected Oriental Guide for 2012

as an Aide, serving on a number of committees including the membership and retention committees. He was named Director of Clubs. He is a member of the King Pins, Hillbillies, volunteers at Bingo, is a county fair volunteer, a Hospital Days volunteer and circus volunteer. In 2011 he was appointed 1st Ceremonial Master. He belongs to Venice Shrine Club, North Port Shrine Club, Manatee Shrine Club, Gulf Shrine Club and the Hillbillies. In the King Pins he is “Egg Scrambler First Class.” He looks forward to serving Sahib as our Oriental Guide.

ties. He founded the Order of “Q”, Teocalli #59 in Kora and assisted at Tierra del Oso Negro Teocalli #869 in Anah Shriners in Bangor, Maine. He was known as the Godfather of Q in Maine and was awarded the #1 OKET award and the first “Q” Life Membership for Service in Maine. In 2003, Scrib became a member of Sahib and has proudly served as a Venice Shrine Club officer and President. He is also a member of the North Port Shrine Club and the Manatee Shrine Club. He started

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 Tuesdays, 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. North Port U.D. 2nd $ 4th Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.

Corner Hwy 17 & Main St. 402 15th St. E. 909 North Oak 520 30th Ave. W. 402 15th St. E. Chester Ave. & Main St. 2160 Main St. 118 E. Venice Ave. 240 S. Tuttle Ave. 265 Pine St. 5900 S. Biscayne Blvd.

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

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, 10:45 a.m. (November through April)

6010 14th St. W. Duff's Restaurant

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Bradenton


Nyla Temple No. 152, Daughters of the Nile Sarasota, Florida Cordially Invites You to Attend The Official Visit of

HER SUPREME MAJESTY LAURA RICHARDSON SUPREME QUEEN OF THE SUPREME TEMPLE DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012 MANATEE 31 MASONIC LODGE 402 15TH STREET EAST BRADENTON, FLORIDA LUNCHEON: 12:00 P. M.

CEREMONIAL: 2:00 P. M.

BANQUET--MEMBERS, NOBLES, GUESTS PERIDIA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 4950 PERIDIA BLVD. E, BRADENTON, FL SOCIAL: 6:00 P. M. DINNER: 6:30 P. M. COST: $30.00 PER PERSON BANQUET RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY JANUARY 10, 2012 Make checks payable to: Nyla Temple No. 152

RESERVATION FORM BELOW MAIL BANQUET RESERVATION FORM AND PAYMENT TO: P Q Katherine Rodd, 12527 25th Court East, Parrish, FL., 34219; Phone: 941-776-0937 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NAME:___________________________________TITLE:_____________ GUEST/S:____________________________________________________ STREET ADDRESS;___________________________________________________ CITY:__________________________STATE:_________ZIP CODE:_____ TEMPLE NAME:___________________________NO:_____CITY:______ #TICKETS:_________AMOUNT ENCLOSED:$_____________________


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GULF SHRINE CLUB

January 2012

NATIONAL SOJOURNERS INC. SARASOTA CHAPTER 533 Monthly, contact Secretary for monthly schedule. President: Chuck Barrett Phone: (941) 922-5514 Email: cabarrett2@verizon.net

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

1st Vice-President: Louis H. Ortt, PP, 33° Phone: (941) 485-5313 Email: lhortt@verizon.net Masonic Military Officers and Senior NCOs

The Sahib Shriners Pipes and Drums 2:00 p.m. Every Thursday Sahib Shrine Call Warren MacConnell 423-7054

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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Sahib Shriners Ladies Night Dinner Dance

Birthday & Anniversary Winners

December Birthday Winner

December Anniversary Winners

Ill. Sir Ed Phillips

Lady Sami & Noble Fred Phillips photos by Bud Glidden

Scribner elected Oriental Guide for 2012 submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

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t the Annual Stated Meeting on December 7, Carroll “Scrib” Scribner was elected our Oriental Guide for 2012. Scrib was born in Portland, Maine, in 1935 to a large working family where he learned honesty, sharing, perseverance, faith and hard work, all of which have stood him in good stead throughout his life. With the death of his father when Scrib was 12, he went to work to support himself and help out in the family. Scrib worked his way through the University of Southern Maine where he earned Bachelors , Masters and Masters Intermediate Degrees. His life’s’ work has been as a teacher and school administrator at all levels, known for rebuilding and redirecting schools. He is a retired USAR officer, where he completed all required military training up to and including Command and General Staff College. Scrib is the father of four children, a proud grandfather of seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren all who live in Maine. He and his Lady Sandy have been married for 39 years are justly proud of all of the family and always look forward to family visits. They have a cottage home in Maine where they spend part of each summer and look forward to family outings.

Masonically, he is a forty-year member of Tranquil Lodge No. 29, AF&AM in Auburn, Maine, Scottish Rite, Valley of the Androscoggin in Auburn, Maine, and Consistory, Valley of Portland, Maine. In 1974, he joined Kora Shriners in Lewiston, Maine. He held positions of Shrine Club Director , officer and president. He was a Potentate’s Personal Aide for two years, he and Lady Sandy traveled with the Divan to assist the Potentate and his lady in the performance of their duties. He was Chairman of Ambassadors for four years, reorganized 200 men into a prominent and respected working group that continues to this day. Scrib was also membership chairman where he re-organized the committee and brought in 600 members in three years. At Kora he was fundraising spokesman for 15 Potentates, raised over $350,000 for various projects. He served on numerous event committees, such as the North East Shrine Conventions, Balls, workshops, trips, competitions, ceremonies. He was Kora Shriner of the Year in 1995. He also founded the Crazy Cops Parade Unit and was Chief for 10 years. It is currently one of the premier units at Kora with over 45 active members. He was Units Colonel for five years, where he organized and led all parades and coordinated unit activi. . .continued on page 44

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


For the last couple of years, Shriners International has been busy developing new tools to help increase awareness of the fraternity. One of those ongoing efforts is the website beashrinernow.com, which was created specifically as a way for interested potential members to learn about the fraternity, easily and quickly. “beashrinernow.com has been an extremely helpful resource in recruiting new members,” said Randy Rudge, membership development director of Shriners International. “In today’s world everything is about convenience, and the website allows prospective members to sign-up and learn about the great benefits of being a Shriner in a matter of minutes.” To help bring traffic to the website, Shriners International Headquarters has put together a marketing campaign. You can find online banner ads for beashrinernow.com, as well as print ads and inserts that were created for temples to hand out to prospective members. The website is a terrific educational resource because it helps explain the relationship between the Masonic Order and Shriners International, and also features a video about the fraternity’s history. Site visitors can learn about the fraternity’s connection with Shriners Hospitals for Children® and take a virtual tour of one of the hospitals.

beashrinernow.com also helps answer any questions about the necessary steps to becoming a Master Mason and Shriner. If, after reviewing the process, an individual would like to pursue membership, all he has to do is select “The Next Step” tab , fill out a short questionnaire, and he will be paired with a virtual mentor. One of the great features of beashrinernow.com is the interaction membership candidates have with their virtual mentors. Virtual mentors are Shriners who are active in their temple and Masonic Lodges and have volunteered to guide interested applicants through the membership process. Candidates are paired with virtual mentors who best suit their professional and personal interests. The mentor becomes a trusted friend and advisor through exchanges of knowledge about

Freemasonry and becoming a Shriner. The process is intended to re-create the Masonic teaching of developing close, trusting relationships with prospective Masons through personal communication. Statistics prove beashrinernow. com is helping the fraternity more effectively reach a younger demographic, given that the most recurring age for these new members has been 32. This number is especially interesting to Shriners, since one of the fraternity’s co-founders, Dr. Walter Fleming, was the same age when he developed the concept of the fraternity. By continuing to spread awareness with initiatives like beashrinernow.com, we look forward to adding more exceptional men to the “world’s greatest fraternity.”

www.shrinersinternational.org OSSEP11BASN


For more information on the Web: http://sahibshrine.org/2012sahibspringcruise.pdf


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

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SAHIB SHRINE LADIES CALENDAR JANUARY 1 Canceled 2 11:30am 11:30am 3 11:00am 4 7:00pm 6 10:00am 10 10:00am

Pancake Breakfast Jewels of Service LOS-Tigress Class - SL Pirate Class - SL LOS-Greeters LOS Songbirds-CRA NYLA Temple at Braidentown Lodge No. 99 6:00pm Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance 11 LOS-Swingers 12 11:00am Greeter-Ettes-SL 13 11:15am Sar-I Court MH 16 12:01pm Diamonds in the Sky 7:30pm Clown Dolls - SL 17 LOS-Clowns 10:30am LOS-Merrie Makers - SL 18 11:00am LOS-Orphan Annies-SL 24 LOS-Precious Pandas 25 7:00pm Legionettes - SL 2711:00amLOS-Volunteer Engineers

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 (941) 758-9196 or Marylou Ellis (941) 484-0089 or Chickie Johnson (941) 966-2678 or Connie Lawson (941) 758-8274 or June Hutcheson (941) 723-1994

Help us collect TABS! It’s easy and it’s fun! Put out a milk jug at every picnic or party! We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

FEBRUARY 1 7:00pm 3 10:00am 5 8:00am 6 11:30am 11:30am 7 11:00am 8 9 10 11:15am 14 10:00am 6:00pm 15 11:00am 20 12:01pm 7:30pm 21 10:30am 22 7:00pm 24 11:00am 28

LOS-Greeters LOS Songbirds-CRA Pancake Breakfast Jewels of Service LOS-Tigress Class - SL Pirate Class - SL LOS-Swingers 11:00am Greeter-Ettes-SL Sar-I Court MH NYLA Temple at Braidentown Lodge No. 99 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance LOS-Orphan Annies-SL Diamonds in the Sky Clown Dolls - SL LOS-Clowns LOS-Merrie Makers - SL Legionettes - SL LOS-Volunteer Engineers LOS-Precious Pandas


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SAHIB SHRINE Officers and Appointees 2012 DIVAN-Elect Potentate .......................................... Charles Levan, 33° Chief Rabban ....................................................... Bill Zurlo Assistant Rabban ..................................... Rocky Kearney High Priest & Prophet ............................... Connie Jacobi Oriental Guide .......................................... Carroll Scribner Treasurer ........................................................ Ken Shipley Recorder .............................................. Oscar Cloutier, PP IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Charles M. Levan, 33°, Potentate Bill Zurlo, Chief Rabban Rocky Kearney, Asst. Rabban Bill Batten, Recorder Emeritus Glenn Walters, PP, Emeritus W. Bruce Steube, III, PP, Emeritus

PAST POTENTATES 1981-82 * Howard Noble 1983 Glenn “Buck” Walters, ITL 1984 * Tom Bing 1985 * Theodore S. “Ted” Barton 1986 * Paul N. Jaworowski 1987 W. Bruce Steube, III, 33° 1988 Wallace “Bubba” Tervin 1989 Walter Lander, KCCH 1990 Lee E. Stewart 1991 * William “Bill” Magill 1992 * Al “Spuds” McKenzie 1993 * Les Taylor 1994 * Ralph E. Kaye 1995 * James Arendall 1996 Philip Mitchell, KCCH 1997 Al “Bear” Robinson

1998 Ken Terryberry 1999 Curtis Toale 2000 Louis H. Ortt, 33° 2001 * Kenneth R. Gerrard, Sr. 2002 * Patrick E. Baessler 2003 Ed Phillips 2004 * Bob Goldenberg 2004 Philip Mitchell, KCCH 2005 Dwain Jones 2006 Homer Cranmer 2007 Dale LaBell 2008 John N. Mitchell 2009 Oscar Cloutier 2010 Don Vos 2011 Tom Millaway * Deceased

APPOINTED DIVAN 1st Ceremonial Master ......................................................... * TBD 2nd Ceremonial Master ........................................................ * TBD 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 .......................................... Sherri Cliburn 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 Co-Chairmen ......... Bill Long & Tim Kinchla 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 .......................................................... TBA 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 (* Indicates for 2011)

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 ...................................................................... TBD 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 ..................... Chief Rabban William Zurlo Parliamentarian ........................................................................ TBA Program Committee Chairman ............................................... TBA 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, Anthony Vignocchi Reporter Editor ................................ Gary Schweinshaupt, KCCH Speakers Bureau ...................................................... * Harold Eady Sunshine Committee Chairman ................................ * Sam Upton Ticket Sales ..................................... LOSNA - Marylou Ellis, PHP Unit Council President ............................................ * Fred Phillips Unit Council Secretary .......................................................... TBA AIDES Chief Aide ............................................. Charles S. "Bud" Glidden Assistant Chief Aide ............................................ Cub Dickerson Chief Aide Emeritus .............................................. Joe Pegoraro Aides ................................ Bob Bordner, C. B. (Cub) Dickerson, Jim Duke, Fred Ellis, Vince Flow, Hal Fernecy, Bud Glidden, Tom Hardin, Jack Ivin, James Jensen, Ron LeVene, Art Littman, David Moote, Kenneth Pedersen, Bob Pedersen, Hugh Quigley,Bob Ransford, Jim Trefrey, Tom Willeman, James Yeo

2012 DIVAN ADDRESSES, PHONES AND EMAIL 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 wzurlo@verizon.net

Gary “Rocky” Kearney (Wendy) 1315 Tinamou Rd. Venice, FL 34293-2935 (941) 716-4226 divehog3@gmail.com

Conrad “Connie” Jacobi (Deanie) 6333 Stone River Rd. Bradenton, FL 34203-7895 (941) 727-0150 chjacobi38@aol.com

Carroll “Scrib”Scribner (Sandy) 1376 Capri Isle Blvd. Venice, FL 34292-4459 (941) 488-4363 sahibscrib@comcast.net Oscar Cloutier (Peggy) 6702 Stone River Rd. Bradenton, FL 34203-7820 (941) 739-8470 recorder@sahibshrine.org

Kenneth M. Shipley (Beatty) 2909 Concord Street Sarasota, FL 34231-6114 (941) 921-3684 k.m.shipley@hotmail.com

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

AMBASSADORS Chief Ambassador ........................................................ Sam Upton Asst. Chief Ambassador .... Robert “Bob” Pedersen (Lodge 99) Ambassadors-at-Large ................................ John Stafford, 33°, Barry Hart 33° (Lodge 301,) William Merritt (Lodge 147,) Dave Mills (Lodge 147,) Ray Perez (Lodge 99,) Dorwin Pulford (Lodge 31,) Omer Quesnel (Lodge 346) UNIT HEADS (* Indicates for 2011)

Unit Council ......................................... * Fred Phillips (951-9933) Aides .................................. Charles S. "Bud" Glidden (379-0228) Band ......................................................... * Ed Gremp (355-0221) Banjo Band ...................... * George Van Valkenburg (215-7086) Camel Herders ................................................... TBA ( ) Clowns ................................................... Butch Powers (923-7414) Directors Staff ......................................... David Bruce (924-5157) Greeters ................................................. John Winters (484-6617) Kentucky Colonels .......... Col. Dwight N. Ridgeway (721-7792) King Pins .......................................... * Del Rawlinson (951-0033) Legion of Honor ................... Malcolm H. Van Dyke II (955-6483) Mariners ......................................... Frank H. Metheny (966-4668) 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 Don Albertson .................................................. Program Chairman 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 Oscar Cloutier, PP .................................... Membership Chairman Ed Firquin ...................................................... Ceremonial Director Gerald Goacher, KCCH ........................................................ Ritual William H. Johnson ......................................................... Treasurer 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 Earl Huntzinger ................................. Gulf Shrine Club Treasurer 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 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


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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION ATTORNEYS AT LAW Garland & Padelford .............................. 11 Jack Wm. Windt ...................................... 19 BANKS Cadence Banking ..................... Back Page Iberia Bank, Jules Simon, VP ............... 19 BOOK PUBLISHER A2Z Pubilications, Adrian Krieg ............ 18 CPAs Terry L. Armentrout, CPA, PA ............... 22 Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A. ..... 24 Albert A. Haab, CPA Income Taxes. .... 13 CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL Electricity of Sarasota, Inc. ................... 30 CONTRACTORS - GENERAL D.R. Coffman Construction Co.. ........... 22

FURNITURE - SALES Sleep King Inc., Bedroom Furniture .... 19 GOLF Peridia Golf & Country Club ................. 25 HOTELS Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conf. Ctr.. ...... 11 JEWELRY Diamond Vault, Ali Chokr.. ...................... 2 Impressions by Ron, Ron LeVene ....... 13 MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS National Sojourners ............................... 46 MEDICAL ALERT First Response Monitoring, Tom Cunningham ................................ 26 OPTICIANS Optical Service ....................................... 34

CONTRACTORS - HEATING & A/C Gator Air Conditioning ........................... 55 Jim McDonald Heating & Cooling ........ 30

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Eric’s Painting & Decorating ................. 18

CONTRACTORS - IRRIGATION Don Vos Sprinkler Company ................. 25

PLUMBERS Aqua Services, Inc., Plumbing ............. 18 Rusty Plumbing ....................................... 34

CONTRACTORS - REMODELING D.R. Coffman Construction Co.. ........... 22 CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ....... 34 CREMATION SERVICES ICS Cremation Society ............................ 11 FINANCIAL SERVICES Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart . 19

REAL ESTATE Michael Saunders (Omer Quesnel) ..... 31 RESTAURANTS Sahib Shriners Restaurant .................... 3 Terrace on the Green Restaurant ........ 25 SENIOR LIVING & CARE Bahia Oaks Lodge .................................. 35

FUNERAL HOMES Farley Funeral Homes & Crematory .... 20 Toale Brothers Funeral Homes ............. 31

SHRINE CLUBS Englewood Shrine Club ......................... 40 Gulf Shrine Club ..................................... 46 Manatee Shrine Club ............................. 40 Motor Corps Shrine Club ....................... 34 North Port Shrine Club .......................... 46 Venice Shrine Club ................................ 31 SHRINE ORGANIZATIONS The “Q” .................................................... 22 SHRINE SUPPORTERS Purmort & Martin .................................... 34 SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION Banjo Band Concert (Mar. 10) .............. 27 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner/Dance 6, 47 East West Shrine Game .................. 10, 36 Hospital Committee Report ................... 6 Lodge Meeting Dates/Locations .......... 44 Marcille Wallis & Friends (Feb. 10) ...... 16 Masonic Digest ...................................... 42 Million Dollar Club ................................. 32 Officers (Elected & Appointed) ............ 52 Pipes & Drums Pub Night (Feb. 24) .... 29 Potentate’s Ball (Feb. 4) ....................... 7 Potentate’s 2012 Spring Cruise ........... 50 Recorder’s Report ................................. 33 Reporter Advertising Rates .................. 13 Rusty Mason Night (Jan. 31) ................ 39 Sahib Bingo (Every Tuesday) .......... 20,35 Sahib Building Fund .............................. 30 Sahib Unit leaders (w/ phone numbers) . 52 Sahib Unit News ...................................... 18 Shrine Club Directory ........................... 12 Shrine Club News ................................... 12 Shrine Club leaders (w/phone numbers) 12 Shriners Hospital Contributions ........... 6

Spaghetti Dinner (Feb. 19) ................... 21 Speaker Bureau ...................................... 33 Stated Meetings ...................................... 6 Tampa Bay Downs (Mar. 14) ................ 41 Thursday Luncheons ............................. 34 Trust Fund ................................................. 24 SAHIB UNITS Aides ........................................................ 46 Banjo Band .............................................. 46 Dance Band ............................................ 40 Clowns ..................................................... 40 Greeters ................................................... 46 Hillbilly Clan 78 ....................................... 13 Kentucky Colonels ................................. 32 Kingpins – Pancake Breakfast ............. 40 Legion of Honor ...................................... 32 Mariners ................................................... 32 Model Ts / Classic Cars ......................... 32 Oriental Band .......................................... 46 Pipes and Drums ................................... 46

NEW ADVERTISERS IN JANUARY Gator Air Conditioning ....... 55 Albert A. Haab, CPA Income Taxes. ............ 13

LOST ADVERTISERS IN JANUARY Vignocchi Financial

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1

Mon 2

New Years Day No Pancake Breakfast

Tue 3

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

Wed 4

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

January 2012 Thu

Fri

5

7:00pm Installation of Officers/Stated Meeting

6

11:00am Luncheon 1:30pm Aides - CRA 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00pm Big Band Dance

8:00am LOS Meeting MH

Sat 7 9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting

REPORTER DEADLINE

8

January

3:00pm Rededication Service - St. George's Episcopal Church Bradenton

15

10

10:00am Red Hat Ladies Luncheon 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:00pm Model T / Classic Cars - SL 7:30pm Clowns - MH

16

8:00am-8:00pm Outside Rental MH

29 6:00am Outside Rental MH

5 8:00am-1:00pm Pancake Breakfast

12 11:00am-3:00pm Grand Lodge of Maine

11

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

17

12:00-4:00pm NYLA Supreme Queen Official Visit 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

22

February

9

23

10:00am Divan/Finance Meeting 7:00pm Past Masters-CRA 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

30

18

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

24

18 10:00am Grand Lodge of New York MH 7:00pm Motor Corps 7:00pm Directors Staff - CRA

25

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

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

31

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

12

19 10:30am Temple Guard-CRA 11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 7:00pm Ritual Team - CRG 7:00-10:00pm Outside Rental MH

26

2

8:00am Outside Rental - MH 7:00pm Oriental Band

11:00am Luncheon and Stated Meeting 1:30pm Aides - CRA 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00pm Big Band Dance

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7

8

9

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

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

11:00am-3:00pm John Deere Lunch 7:00pm Oriental Band 7:30pm Mariners - CRA

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

13

14

15

16

20

21

3:30-6:30pm Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner

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

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

26

27

28

Recorders Seminar 9:00am Outside Rental - MH 10:00am Divan/Finance Meeting 7:00pm Past Masters-CRA 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

REPORTER DEADLINE

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

22

21

8:00am-7:00pm Outside Rental MH

10:00am GM Luncheon

8:00am-4:00pm Outside Rental 7:00pm Oriental Band 7:00pm L.O.H. - CRA

3 Reserved MH - Potentate Ball Decorating

10

8:00am LOS MH 7:00pm Patsy Cline Show

23

24

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

5:00pm Outside Rental -MH 7:00pm Oriental Band

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

6:00pm Oriental Band Fundraiser - MH

17

10:30am Temple Guard-CRA 11:00am Luncheon Band Concert 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00pm Big Band Dance 7:00pm Ritual Team - CRG

29

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

20

East/West Shrine Game Tropicana Field St. Pete 8:00am-7:00pm Outside Rental MH

28 10:00am Michigan Masonic Home

Sure is a great refresher, don’t you think? It’s also a good way to get that Masonic friend into Sahib! Please invite your Masonic friend or neighbor, and bring him yourself to our Rusty Mason Night! Check the details on page 39.

1

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

14

27

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

Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month

5:00pm Florida Airstream Dinner 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:00pm Model T / Classic Cars - SL 7:30pm Clowns - MH

13

10:00am Provost Guard - CRA 10:00am Greeters - CRA 11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00pm Big Band Dance 7-9:00pm East/West Shrine Game Pre-Game Party

Rusty Mason Night – January 31

11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band - CRA 6:30pm Rusty Mason Night

19

Recorders Seminar

7:00pm Oriental Band - MH 7:30pm Mariners - CRA

10:00am Rhode Island Shriners - SL 10:00am Grand Lodge of Indiana - MH 6:00pm Pub Night - MH

4 11:00am-3:00pm Potentates Reception 5:00-10:00pm Potentates Ball

11 9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting

18 Egypt Potentate Ball 5:00pm-12:00am Outside Event Sweet 15 Party

25 10:00am Red Hat Ladies Luncheon

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