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The

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

Reporter 2011 Dromedary Award Winner

Volume 31, Number 2

Sarasota, Florida

February

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March

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Shriners Having Fun & Helping Kids

Stated Meeting, 11:30 a.m., 6 Potentate Ball, 6:00 p.m. King Pin Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 a.m., 40 Canada Day Luncheon, 12:45 p.m. Marcille Wallis & Friends, 7:30 p.m., 16 Club/Unit Head Meeting, 9:00 a.m. Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m., 6 Patsy Cline Tribute Show, 7:30 p.m., 29 Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner, 3:30 p.m., 21 Pipes & Drums Pub Night, 6:00 p.m., 28 Imperial Potentate’s Official Visit, 11:00 a.m.

February 2012

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 FEBRUARY 2012 Lunch 11 AM – 2 PM Lounge 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Friday 11:00 am till…

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

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

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Onion Ring Basket Chicken Tenders

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french fries & honey mustard sauce

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Western Omelet

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Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Tuna Salad Sandwich

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Soup of the Day Cup Bowl

$2.50 $3.75

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HILLBILLY BUFFET-THURSDAY’S Serving 5:00 to 7:00 PM $8.50 PER PERSON 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23

Ham Beef Stroganoff Chicken Marsala BBQ Pork

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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

February 2012

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

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ebruary is a month for many remembrances. There is Groundhog Day and there are Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays. Most of all, for many, there is Valentine’s Day, which reminds us that “all the world needs now is love, love, love.” That popular song is what we like to hear. The same thing was said in these four lines:

So many gods, so many creeds, So many ways that wind and wind, While all this old world needs Is the art of being kind. Love must be as old as creation. “God so loved the world,” the Bible tells us. Love can be an experience, an emotion, a philosophy or a mood. One way to tell what it is, is to look around this Shrine and see the hundreds of volunteers carrying

out their duties with willingness and eagerness. Years ago John Wanamaker said, “It is a great thing to be a builder of some thing.” Love is like that. Instead of finding fault and complaining, we could add to someone’s happiness with a little bit of love and encouragement. As a wise man long ago once said, “Any one who wants to help others will refrain from dwelling on people’s faults and will speak little of human weaknesses.” That man was the philosopher Spinoza. Love can take an unhappy situation and squeeze out of it some decency and respect. As some one said, ‘Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.” “Love suffers long but has no limits,” according to the venerable St. Paul. With that, a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

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he 2011 Reporter Profit and Loss Statement is worse than last year. We had a $1,622 decrease in outside advertising. Our total loss for the Reporter for this year was $18,733 ($2,304 more than in 2010.) Our costs of production has remained constant for the last 4 years. Our postage went up $682, this cost has also been relatively constant of the last 4 years. Our Boosters contributed $960 in 2011 ($530 less than in 2010,) thanks everyone for helping us fight this cost battle. I don’t think any units or clubs received commissions by getting ads for the Reporter (don’t forget, there can be a 25% commission for first year ads to your unit or club.) We don’t expect members to go out and solicit advertising, just stay alert for possibilities. Give prospective advertisers a Reporter and the Reporter brochure (available in the office and on the Website <http:// sahibshrine.org/reporter/>.)

Each year I make a statement here, lamenting that our membership had dropped, again! 1,700 in 2009; 1,553 (9%) in 2010 and this year we ended up with 1,454 (7%)! Actually, the percentage drop this year, is less than last year, maybe we can start a trend? Our losses from The Black Camel were also down proportionately again, from 2010. Last year, here, I also lamented about our poor performance with our Hospital Days. This year Tim Kinchla and Bill Long have really worked hard to increase the number of venues and volunteers, hope we can report a better outcome next month. My Lady Bobbi would like to thank all those who expressed concern and sent their well wishes during her recent eye surgery, your heartfelt expressions meant a great deal to her.

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!


February 2012

SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate’s Notes

Nobles, Time flies when you are having fun. Where does it go? The New Years Eve party was very entertaining. Those that attended had a good time dancing and bringing in the New Year. It was a special treat for me as I was able to get reacquainted with Noble Clyde Black and his Lady Shirley. We all enjoyed the music and dancing, and the food in the Sahara Room was excellent. Noble Clyde was our Ritual Potentate for many years. The East-West Shrine game was better than ever inside Tropicana Field; no more cold stadium seats. The tailgate party was fabulous. This month is Hospital Days, Potentate’s Balls at Sahib and Egypt and Public Relations Days at Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children. Collecting money for the Hospital Transportation Fund is quite often a very rewarding experience. Many people donate to our little plastic fezzes and tell us how grateful they are for Shriners Hospitals for Children for helping one of their youngsters. We all have so many things for which to be grateful. At the Stated Meeting on February 2, we will recognize our Road Runners, those unsung heroes who transport our children to and from the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children. Awards will be presented to several drivers for their hard work and dedication, many miles and many trips. We will have a Canada Day luncheon on February 9. The band will be presenting a program “With Malice toward None” a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, at our Thursday luncheon on February 16. We continue to be a very active Shrine. Come out, join us and bring a friend. Membership is number one. Yours in the Faith,

Charles M. Levan, 33°, Potentate

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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February 2012

SAHIB SHRINERS

“VALENTINE”

PRESENTED BY THE

GREETERS

LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE W ith Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, February 14 • Social Hour – 6:00 p.m. • Dinner – 7:00 p.m. • Dancing – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with “John & Tony” Swiss Steak, Jardiniere • Choice of Entree: Poached Salmon w/ Hollandaise Sauce Tickets: $19.50 per person, includes sales tax and gratuity Purchase Ticket Reservations in Advance a Must! Nobles – Fez , Jacket and Tie Ladies – Commensurate attire No Ticket Sales after the Preceding Thursday Box Office: 366-4449, ext. 320 Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Shriner’s Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE CONTRIBUTIONS TO SHRINERS HOSPITALS

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

December $ 2,325.00 765.00 100.00 .00

Total Year To Date $ 7,420.00 3,160.52 1,200.00 35,692.10

$

$ 47,472.62

3,190.00

FEBRUAR Y 2012 FEBRUARY ST ATED MEETING STA THURSDAY NOON February 2, 2012

• • • • • •

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

* $TBD Retained for The Sahib Hospital Transportation Fund.

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL COMMITTEE REPORT

MARCH 2012 ST ATED MEETING STA

Jesus Cabalo, Hospital Chairman

WEDNESDAY NIGHT March 7, 2012

REPORT FOR DECEMBER New Patients (YTD) ..................................................... 22 (166) Trips (YTD) ................................................................... 28 (385) Trips to other hospitals (YTD) .................................... 0 (16) Clinic Appointments (YTD) ......................................... 133 (1,627) Admissions (YTD) ........................................................ 2 (64)

• • • • •

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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


February 2012

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

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ur new year is well underway as I write this article. The busy season has arrived and we sincerely thank our snowbirds for coming and being an important asset to Sahib temple. Your dedication to Sahib is appreciated. Our weekly Bingo has been and continues to be a very fundamental asset for our temple. The revenues from the Bingo has more than supplemented our decrease in annual dues. We would have a difficult time without this income. Thanks to Past Potentate Ill. Sir Don Vos, Linda Glendenning, Al Corning and most of all Jack Ivans and the rest of the Bingo workers. We do, however need more workers. The

Bingo is every Tuesday in the main hall. Please come and be part of the dedicated team of workers. We need your help. Please revue the calendar for February, and March. There are many important events coming up. Please come and attend the Potentates Ball on February 4. This is a gala event for all,especially for our Potentate Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33°.

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

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he elections went well, we have a new Treasurer Ken Shipley and all Divan members moved ahead. Our Recorder Oscar Cloutier stayed the course which makes for continuity. Our two Ceremonial positions have possible candidates who may be selected by our 2012 Potentate, Charles Levan, 33° after interviewing same. Both CM’s were off of my list and I’m now searching for new candidates. Giles Light resigned his position as Second CM. Our installation of officers held on January 4, also went well. We are all looking for a very productive year at Sahib. With the possible termination of our partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates, a vital source of income for not only our participating clubs, but the temple as well may be gone. We will all need to look for a new source to replace this income. Whatever it is, it will not be easy, not that baseball was easy but it was tried and true.

Nobles we are all working hard to produce income that will provide us all with a comfortable meeting establishment and adequate facilities to meet, greet and carry on with our rental program (much needed). In conjunction with income, we are attempting to increase our membership. Without these two entities functioning properly our future is dim. Please! Please! Please! Consider your options nobles, join the effort, make commitments and make a difference. For the temples’ sake, we need to raise money and raise membership. We are on a slippery slope and this is our only means of stopping the slide. Let’s all work together and support our children, the Shriners Hospitals for Children and the staff that care for them. My lady and I wish all a prosperous and friendly 2012.

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

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obles, as of the writing of this article Wendy and I are very busy setting up the scheduling of the buses, tickets, t-shirts, food, beverages, well you get the idea, for the East/West Shrine Game. This is what Shrinedom is all about. Five busloads from Sahib! I’m not surprised, as I know that our group is always behind the cause here at Sahib. Or is it they know where and when to have a good time? Well, I’m sure it’s both. That is the reason why most of us became Shriners. Support the Shrine, its children and our Shriners Hospitals for Children and have a good time doing it. Well, February brings another month where we as Shriners are called upon to go into the public and ask them for their help. Sahib Hospital Days is our chance to be seen. We must let the people in this area see us out there working for the monies for our Shrine and hospitals. This first weekend in February is time for you to get with your clubs or units and give a few hours to collect at their chosen locations. Take a few

hours to get out with your fellow nobles and make a great day of it. The first full week of the month is Shriners Burn Awareness Week. The first weekend is also Sahib’s Potentate Ball. This is the first of all Florida Potentates Balls, so get your reservations as soon as possible and help support our new Potentate. Hey, guys don’t forget February 14 is Valentine’s Day. Our pocket calendar forgot this date, don’t you! Here’s an easy way out, take her to the Birthday Anniversary Dinner Dance on the 14th as the theme that night is Valentine’s Day. Congratulation to all the newly installed officers of the clubs and units; I want you all to know that if there is anything I can help your club or unit with this year please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. With the tough times, these past few years we all need to work harder together for the Shrine cause. Don’t forget to visit and support your Blue Lodge. Go, and meet a new friend to bring to Sahib.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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February 2012

PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – January 2012

Editor

At the January Installation of Officers the 2012 Sahib Elected Divan were installed (l-r): Recorder Oscar Cloutier, PP; Treasurer Ken Shipley; Oriental Guide Carroll Scribner: High Priest & Prophet Connie Jacobi: Asst. Rabban Rocky Kearney: Chief Rabban Bill Zurlo and Potentate for 2012 Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33°.

Editor

At the January Installation of Officers the 2012 Appointed Divan were installed (l-r): 1st Ceremonial Master James DeBolt, Director David Bruce, Ritual Director Ed Firquin, Marshal Ron Enger, Captain of the Guard Mike Swatek and Outer Guard Herb Mueller.

Editor

For the Hillbillies, Past Potentate Phil Mitchell presented a check of $1,000 to Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33°, from proceeds of the Hillbillies Thursday Buffet.

Editor

King Pin President Del Rawlinson presented a check of $739 to Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33°, from the December King Pin Pancake Breakfast.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


February 2012

Our Dreams 011312.doc SAHIB

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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – January 2012

Editor

2011 Imperial Hillbilly Convention Chairman Rocky Kearney presented a check of $12,000 to Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° for the Imperial Transportation Fund, other Hillbilly members are Phil Mitchell, Raban Del Rawlinson and Treasurer John Yoder.

Editor

Ill. Sir W. Bruce Steube III 33°, Installing Officer and Noble Ed Firquin, Installing Marshal congratulate Ill. Sir Charles M. Levan 33° on his Installation as Potentate of Sahib Shriners. Noble Steube announced his retirement as an Installing Officer.

Editor

Ill. Rusty Glendinning, 33° presented newly installed Sahib Potentate Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° with a Certificate of Congratulation from DeMolay International and the DeMolay Alumni Association for a Senior DeMolay on his election as Potentate.

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(l-r) Al Corning, Jack Ivins, Lady Wilma Luff, Bingo Chairman Don Vos and Linda Glendinning in front of the Sahib Shriners Tree of Life, where they had just placed a plaque honoring the memory of Noble Ed Luff.

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Noble Carl R. Fillmore received his Shriners 50-year pin and certificate at the December 22 Shriners luncheon. 92-year-old Carl has spent a good part of his time with the Banjo Band, where he and Bob Johnson were two of the original members.

A member of the media interviews Sahib Hospital Chairman Jesus Cabalo and Ill. Sir Tom Millaway during the 2011 Sahib Children’s Christmas Party. Sahib invites children they sponsor to the Shriners Hospitals for Children and their families.

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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SAHIB REPORTER

February 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

President: –

President: Rich Okerman – 758-9496 808 53Rd. Ave. E. # 266K Bradenton, FL 34203-5826 Email: rloke4207@aol.com Meets at American Legion Post 24, Bradenton 2nd Tuesday each month – 11:00 a.m. Ladies Dinner Dance - 4th Wednesday (3rd in Nov.) each month – Bradenton Country Club

, FL Email: Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Englewood Elks 11:30 am. Lunch 12 Noon

HILLBILLY SHRINE CLUB

MANATEE SHRINE CLUB

MOTOR CORPS SHRINE CLUB

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: Bill Padelford - 792-4226 1401 8th Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205-6711 Email: wbpadelford@yahoo.com 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: Hampton Crimi - 468-0578 5908 Osprey Rd. # 3 Venice, FL 34293-6630 Email: Hampton Crimi Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sahib Shrine - 7:00 p.m.

NORTH PORT SHRINE CLUB

VENICE SHRINE CLUB

President: Bob Somerville – 429-6433 2504 Dalmart Ave. North Port, FL 34286-7237 Email: No email Meets at The Olde World Restaurant 14415 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL Every Tuesday, breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. Stated Meeting, 2nd Monday at 11:30 a.m.

President: – , FL Email: 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 Richard Okerman, Sr., President, Rloke4207@aol.com

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reetings nobles and to our returning snowbirds, welcome back. I wish you all a prosperous and healthy New Year. At our December board meeting, it was agreed, that effective starting January 2012, our monthly meeting times will be changed to board meeting at 10:30 a.m., and social and business, at 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Dues for the year of 2012 are still at $10.00. First Vice President Dave Rowe has asked Circus Days Chairman, Ken Shipley, to speak about Circus Days. Come on down and support our club and speaker on February 14.

Our new slate of officers for 2012 is: President ........................ Richard Okerman 1st Vice President ......... David Rowe 2nd Vice President ........ John Gardner, Jr. 3rd Vice Presiden+t ...... Robinson King Secretary ....................... James Thornton Treasurer ....................... Lawrence Covins 2-year Board Members .. Gil Pierola Sr., Will Ashburn Ed Sleziak 1-year Board Members Earl Huntzinger, Ray Perez Victor Larson

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


February 2012

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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.” Yee Haw! It’s time for our Annual Hillbilly Hoedown! It seems that we just had the convenshun and we are ready to party again! It will be held on Saturday, March 3. Pa’s Degree is at 4:00 p.m. and Ma’s Degree is at 5:00 p.m. with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. Ifn’ ya are a canadate be there about an hour earlier. Be sure to come and partake in the fun and fellowship. In addition to the good vittles there will be good ol’ country music and dancin’, the famous chicken drop, a 50/50 raffle and lots of Hillbilly games.

Ifn’ ya want to join us Hillbillys get yore petition any Hillbilly Buffet night, we’ll be happy to give ya one.

February February February February

Hillbilly February Menu 2 Ham 9 Beef Stroganoff 16 Chicken Marsala 23 BBQ Pork

Be safe, be healthy, be happy.

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

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owdy y’all! It is cold out there! Our Thursday night dinners are starting to pick back up again. We need volunteers to help clean tables. Please call me if you can make it or just show up and we will put you to work. We still have some convention shirts and patches left for sale. If you want to purchase any, see Wendy or me.

We have a Hoedown coming up March 3. If you aren’t a Hillbilly yet – you should be! Get an application from John Yoder or any of the officers should have them. We look forward to a big turn out and great time like always. If you have any information you want to see in here let me know and I will write it. Don’t forget to file your tax returns!

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SAHIB REPORTER

February 2012

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

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t’s February already. Seems like we just got through the holidays and here we are into the second month of 2012. The Motor Corps has some interesting news, so we hope you’ll read on. First, we can now report on our Motor Corps Member of the Year for 2011. The recipient of this year’s award is Ben Pfeiffer (Inspector). Ben is a retired US Postal Service Inspector who spends part of the year in Kentucky and part of the year with us here in Florida. He rides with us and he rides with the Kosair Shriners. He was responsible for the Kosair Shriners participating in this year’s Southeast Shrine Association Motor Corps competition. Ben was recognized for this honor at our annual holiday party. This is an honor well deserved, so when you see the Inspector, extend your congratulations to him. The installation of Shrine officers for 2012 was held on January 4. Five Motor Corps members were present on that evening at which time two were installed into club offices: President Hampton Crimi (Sambo) and Secretary Giles Light (G-man.) Also installed into office on that night was Ken Shipley (Doc) who is Sahib treasurer for 2012. (Doc is also circus chairman, but that’s another story for another Motor Corps column.) The Annual East-West Shrine football game was held on Saturday, January 21 at Tropicana Field. However, for a week leading up to the big game, there were a lot of other activities. One of those activities in which members of the Motor Corps participated was escort duty for the players to visit our hospital in east Tampa. A special thanks to all of those who served as escorts.

The Motor Corps is currently selling raffle tickets on its booze wagon. Winning ticket gets the recipient a Harley Davidson wagon full of top-shelf liquor. Two very distinctive bottles on this year’s wagon are from the Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. They are commemorative bottles of Heaven Hill Masters Select Bourbon with special labels that read “Sahib Shrine Motor Corps,” no doubt a collector’s item for the lucky winner! The big news from the Motor Corps is our upcoming Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, February 19 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance or $10 at the door. We are expecting a big turnout, but are prepared to serve everyone. This is an all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs, our famous salad, Italian dinner rolls, and wine. Wally Lacey (Red Dog) will be directing this year’s performance so don’t miss out on this event. This column would not be complete without recognizing our members who have birthdays and anniversaries in February. We have seven members and ladies with birthdays this month: Lady Beverly Brown and Gary Fields (JP) on the 2nd, Al Dahlberg (Big Al) on the 4th, Lady Nicole Crimi on the 11th, Lady Rita Bell (Sweet Pea) and Giles Light (G-man) on the 16th and Steve Helin (Varmit) on the 25th. We have three members and their ladies who will celebrate anniversaries this month: George Nikias (Papa Nick) and Lady Andrea on the 17th, Ken Shipley (Doc) and Lady Beatty on the 24th, and Norm Cyphers (Stormin Norman) and Lady Amanda on the 26th. .

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

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veryone had a grand time at Sahib’s installation of North Port Shrine Club 2012 officers at the Olde World Restaurant in North Port. Our new leaders are: President ................... Bob ‘Mixmaster’ Somerville 1st Vice President .... ‘Humble Don’ Valerino 2nd Vice President ... Jim ‘Tin Knees’ Gates 3rd Vice President .... John ‘Magazine Mogul’ Brophy Secretary/Treasurer . Clint ‘The Mint’ Van Tassell 3-year Board of Directors ... Bill ‘Music Man’ Schultz (Some of these nobles have even recently allowed themselves to be photographed!) Every able-bodied member is signing-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. We plan to concentrate our solicitations on North Port’s three Publix supermarkets. And each Tuesday 7:30 a.m., rain or shine, 52 weeks of the year, we breakfast at the Olde World Restaurant in North Port for info, fun and fellowship. We invite any Mason or Shriner with their lady and/ or friends to join us for some friendly banter and civic projects. (Even honors! See accompanying photos.) Also, remember to bring your old magazines with blacked

out address labels for distribution to medical offices and firehouses by John Brophy or his substitute. Sickness and distress: Noble Bob Humphrey, Lady Kitty and Noble John Brophy, plus Lady Kerry Van Fleet all make progress recovering from surgery. In our latest ‘Quotable Notable’ Contest, faithful reader Noble Gary Schroeder identified Representatives John Carney, Delaware Democrat and Jim Renacci, Ohio Republican as the two newly elected Congressmen who 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.” (Is anybody listening up there in D.C.?) Here’s our February ‘Quotable Notable’ – What famous American observed, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” The first non-club member to email this notable’s identity to the scribe at the above address wins a free Tuesday morning breakfast for two with the North Port Shrine Club.

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North Port Shrine President Jack Watson listened as Shriner Bob Arnold, known as the "Can Man" at Holiday Manufactured Home Park in North Port, explained the financial value of donating pull tabs off drink cans. Call Bob at 426-5923 for more information.

Sun Correspondent Don Moore and Associate Mary Auenson especially wanted their photos taken with these two outstanding North Port Shrine veterans: "Doc" Larry Schaeferle, who will be 100 years young in January, and Bill Schultz, who's Service Records impressed Don Moore.

North Port Shrine Club members: 2nd V.P. Donald Valerino, Past President Sam Cohen, President Jack Watson, Secretary/Treasurer Clint Van Tassell, 3rd V.P. John Brophy and 1st V.P. Bob Somerville. Sam Cohen was happy to announce that North Port will have a Masonic Lodge for the first time. Meetings will be on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Farley's Funeral Home, 5900 S. Biscayne Blvd., North Port.

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Venice Lodge No. 301 WM Barry D. Hart, 33°, awards North Port Shrine Club Noble Bill Schultz his 65-year Masonic membership pin.

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At the Gulf Shrine Club Christmas Dinner Dance at the Bradenton Country Club. (l-r): Gil Pierola; Ray Perez; Earl Huntzinger; Vic Larson, Directors; Jim Thornton, Secretary; Larry Covins, Treasurer; Jack Gardner, 2nd Vice President; David Rowe, 1st Vice President; Rich Okerman,President and Ill. Sir Tom Millaway.

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


February 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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SHRINE UNIT NEWS Greeters by Dick Menzak, Past President

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hen Doug Jordan was called home by our Creator, I didn’t have his Masonic profile. I do now; let me give you a few highlights: 1985 – He was raised 1992 – Worshipful Master Lodge No. 147 1994-96 – District Chairman Endowment, Wills and Gifts Committee 1996 – Grand Lodge Officer, DDGM 1998 – MH100 Committee, Zone Chair 2010 – Received 25-year service award Lodge No. 147 He held many other offices, but due to space, I am unable to list. He is missed.

Hospital Days collections are the first weekend of the month. Thanks to all who helped with the collections; more next month. Austin Pickering is recovering from his medical problem. Floyd Bowser is recovering from his two surgeries. Please keep them in our prayers along with all Greeters and their family members who are ill. Great job as usual by our unit at the temple rededication service held on January 8. No birthdays for February. Arcadia parade in March. Be a Greeter, join the prestige unit!

Legion of Honor by Malcolm H. Van Dyke II, sahibloh@comcast.net

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OH Conducts Frocking Ceremony. At the January 4 Installation of Officers/Stated Meeting the LOH conducted a Frocking Ceremony for three incoming officers. Frocking is an ancient and honorable military ceremony conducted by all 5 military services for Commissioned Officers/Warrant Officers and Enlisted Personnel. The Commander, 2LT Commander and Quartermaster Officers were frocked by their wives and other LOH members.

Legionettes News The Legionettes at their Special Meeting on Tuesday, January 4 elected their 2012 Officers. Elected are: President ......................... Joanne Mueller Vice President ................ Lucy Athas Secretary ........................ Dolores MacAulay Treasurer ........................ Liz Fox Chaplain .......................... Sue Spencer

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Model Ts by Barry Hayes, Scribe, anha321@yahoo.com Valentine Smile On Valentine’ Day we think of those Who make our lives worthwhile, Those gracious, friendly people who We think of with a smile. I am fortunate to know you, That’s why I want to say, To a rare and special person: Happy Valentine’s Day! —Author Unknown

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reetings from the Model T’s, February 14 is St Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentines Day! Around the world it is a traditional day when lovers express their feelings and love for each other and celebrate the spirit of love. This holiday is named on a Christian priest Valentine. He was beheaded in the name of love. The legend says that he sent a love letter to the girl he loved and signed it “From your Valentine.” St. Valentine became the patron of lovers. In our days, we exchange our love notes in form of “Valentines.” Around the world people, send approximately 1 billion Valentines each year. We send more cards etc. only at Christmas time. Usually the lovers on this day send flowers, valentines and small gifts to each other. The modern symbols are heart shaped figures and the figure of the winged Cupid. The Roman mythology says Cupid was the son of Venus. She is the goddess of love and

beauty Cupid shoots the people with his magical arrows and causes the people to fall in love. Writing a love poem or love letter in this day is very typical on this day, because in our busy life usually we miss these special moments. The first love letter was sent of the duke of Orleans. He sent it to his wife from the prison in the Tower of London. Most people spend days choosing the right present for this day because it is very difficult to decide which is the best one for the person who is very close to our heart. In this special day, some of us prefer the comfort of their homes, preparing dinner or watching an interesting movie but others organize a dinner out in a romantic restaurant. Whatever you decide, this should be the most romantic day in the year. Prove and show your real, pure love to the person next to you and enjoy the day. Happy Birthday to: Forest Fahrbach on the 4th, Olindo (Lindy) Nardone and Janice Sexton on the 5th, Ron Levene on the 7th, Linda Levin, Jim Smith III, JoAnn Smith and Marquerite Vaadi on the 9th, Mary Fletcher on the 11th, Donald Vos on the 18th, Leonard McLelleand on the 21st, Anne Hayes and Jeffrey Smith on the 24th, Evelyn on the 27th and Paul Tobias on the 28th. Happy Anniversary to: Marylou and Fred Ellis on the 13th, Kay and C. Kenneth Crotsley on the 17th. Remember, “We ride so that children can walk!”

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

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he Oriental Band sprung back into action on January 11 with the first rehearsal of the year. By looking at the calendar, it sure will be a busy year. Besides weekly rehearsals, there was “Rusty Mason” night on January 31, followed by the first major function, namely the Potentate’s Ball on February 4, when we are celebrating Illustrious Sir Charles Levan, 33° as the Potentate of Sahib Shriners for the year 2012. We ask all to make an effort to support Potentate Levan, who is also a member of the Sahib Oriental Band. On February 10, the Oriental Band is holding their annual fundraiser at the Shrine. The O.B. proudly presents “An evening with Marcille Wallis and Friends.” It will be an exciting evening of Scottish and Irish dances, music and songs. The time will be 7:30 p.m. and the cost is $10.00 p.p., tickets available at the box office. Dinner will be available in the lounge. On May 4, 5, 6 and 7, the “All Florida” fantasy will be held at Araba Shrine in Ft. Myers. With the Oriental Bands diminishing in Florida every year, the Sahib Oriental Band will make every effort to participate in this important event, and try to keep the FSOBA together.

The ASOB 2012 Imperial will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina over the Fourth of July weekend. This is generally one of the highlights in O.B. history; it gives us a platform to show off the fine points of playing Arabian themed tunes on Mideastern instruments. It also gives us a chance to listen to bands from across the country that are 40 - 60 men strong. Heavenly! It is with heavy heart that we have said goodbye to one of our most supportive members. Noble Charlie Tacy was visited by the Black Camel on December 3, 2011. We express our deepest sympathy to Lady Ruth, son Rick and daughter Cherylann. Noble Charlie was Master at his home lodge in Massachusetts, President of the FSOBA, Camaxtli of the Sahib “Q” unit and for many years the treasurer of the Oriental Band. He was also involved in many committees and fundraisers. Charlie, rest in peace. We will miss you! Remember, support your Shrine, collect pull-tabs and keep a child in your heart. Thought for the month: “Good, Better, Best. Never rest until your good is better and your better is best!”

HELP W ANTED! WANTED! Be a part of the team! Workers wanted each Tuesday. No experience necessary—just a sincere desire to help keep our Bingo program successful. We can always use more workers to allow flexible scheduling/split shifts, and for standby workers especially during the summer months. Units or clubs are encouraged to provide volunteer workers one week out of each month. Contact the following ahead of time for 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

www.FarleyFuneralHome.com

Fred Phillips at 951-9933 for: Kitchen help in sandwich/coffee preparation (Two people 8-9 a.m. and one person 8-1:30 p.m.) Serving of sandwiches/snacks/cashier (Three people 8-1:30 p.m.) (Either singles or couples are welcome)

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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.

Roadrunners by Dick Schmidt, ductdr08@aol.com

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nleash the full force of the Fez. February 2, 3, and 4 are the 2012 Hospital Days and the days for Sahib nobles to shine. Tiger Tim Kinchla and Wild Bill Long are putting the pedal to the metal keeping this project moving forward. These three days of the February Hospital Days must provide the funding for the Transportation Unit’s year 2012 expected over 400 driving trips plus the out-of-region trips and the equipment expenses. Let your Fez be seen when you reach out for the community’s help. On December 21 of 2011, we had a scheduling challenge from the hospital. They gave us four patient appointments on the same day all at different times. Our scheduling wizard had to really work his magic. The first appointment was a 6:30 a.m. surgery drop-off which actually began at 5:00 a.m. from the Shrine lot. The second appointment was an emergency “fit-in” from Bradenton early on the business day, the third appointment was a regular scheduled mid-morning visit via Arcadia and the fourth was mid-afternoon from Bradenton. Four appointments and three vans make a complicated situation. The earliest trip van came back without a patient so that the last appointment trip could leave the Shrine on schedule and have their patient to the hospital on time. The earliest trip patient was brought back by the emergency trip van. The return trip of the fourth

patient included the patient and their escort from the “fit-in” with the last van and drivers arriving back at the Shrine at 6:30 p.m. There were seven drivers, three vans and four round trips for the days work; we had equipment and drivers on the road for over 13 hours—mission accomplished safely and timely. The Shriners Hospital for Children experience for transported patients and their escorts begins and ends with the Shrine van and the volunteer drivers. A friendly face at a complicated time can ease the burden. When they arrive at the hospital door, they are more able to positively react and exchange information. The Sahib drivers are known at the hospital for their cooperation with the staff and “the expert care provided with their great customer service.” Circumstances are always changing—recently one of the higher end sources of our funding has changed its focus. We have to adjust and compensate by having more feet-on-the-street in the very best possible locations. For us to keep driving we need you to “Show Me the Money!” Featured drivers for February are Fred Ellis of Venice, from Long Island, New York, Past Master of Venice Lodge No. 301, moved to Florida in 1968 and Mike Smith of Sarasota, from Smithfield, Rhode Island, Sarasota Lodge No. 147, Shriner in 2003.

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

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he Sarasota county Fair will be held March 16-25, 2012. As in years past, we will need workers to sell and take tickets at gates 1, 3 and 4. This year, for the first time, the proceeds from our efforts will be shared among the units and clubs on a pro rata basis just as had been done with the proceeds from our efforts at the Sarasota Kennel Club on November 25, 2011. As such, the amount going to the unit or club will depend strictly upon the amount of time and effort each one is willing to devote to this effort.

Workers, both nobles and ladies will be asked to designate the Sahib unit or club they desire to receive their share when they sign in at the Sahib booth at the Fair. We will try to have someone at the Thursday luncheons and elsewhere around Sahib to sign people up for the open slots. The work schedule will be available via the Sahib Webletter http:// sahibshrine.org/2012countyfairsched.pdf until the end of the Fair. I hope to see you at the Fair.

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

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hanks to all the nobles of Sahib for electing me as your High Priest & Prophet. I hope that I will live up to the position. Remember if there is something that I can do for your unit or club just ask. It will take all of us to make it a great year. Membership is the thing of the year; we need each and everyone to get behind our Membership Committee to help bring new Shriners to Sahib. If you have a good Mason friend ask him to join you here at Sahib, I bet he’ll thank you. Remember Membership, Membership, Membership! Potentate’s Ball on February 4 is almost here and from what I hear it will be the “event” of the year, so I hope to see you all there.

Things to come to: Pancake Breakfast is back on February 5, Oriental Band February 10 in the Main Hall, so get your tickets asap. February 14 Birthday Anniversary Dinner/Dance, since it’s Valentine’s Day bring your sweetie for a great time with your fellow nobles and ladies. February 17 Pasty Cline will be at the Main Hall at Sahib to entertain us, with songs from the 50’s & 60’s. February 19 Spaghetti Dinner by the Motor Corps. Call Marylou (941) 366-4449 ext. 320 for your tickets to all events here at Sahib. Asst. Rabban Rocky had a great bus trip to the East/West Shrine game at the Trop. Everyone who went had a good time with super tailgating with all food and drinks one could have. If you missed this

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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

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.

one, mark your calendar for next year. I think Sahib had the “largest group”. Congrats and thanks to Rocky and Wendy on a job well done. Remember the Circus is coming. Are you ready to sell those tickets and ads? Start talking it up at the

shops where you shop and clubs you belong to. This is a Sahib Fundraiser and we need everyone to get behind it. Stay healthy and remember those who are not!

Oriental Guide’s notes by Carroll Scribner, sahibscrib@comcast.net

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ello, and happy New Year to all; I hope it is a wonderful year for you and your family! A new year and new responsibilities; this year my new office brings with it membership programs, yearbook coordination and other jobs as the time goes by. My job with membership is to beat the drum, to keep us all focused on the most pressing problem we face, maintaining our numbers so that we may build up our temple and keep our promise to our kids! Without new blood coming in, we do not have the means to maintain our building, pay our bills or plan for the future. We have gone from 3000 members to 1500. If this slide continues, we will be in serious trouble with few options open to us. Hence, my job to beat the drum! I have no great and wondrous solutions, as there are none. My job is to reach out to every club, unit, Masonic Lodge or other hall where men of good will gather, and there to let them know how great it is to be a Shriner! This I will do. Those of you

who listened to my talk at the temple already have in your hand a simple invitation that I believe will help us interest our friends and neighbors in our temple! Please, use this as I asked, you don’t have to sell or beg, simply hand it to your friend and say,” “I think you would enjoy being a Shriner and I am inviting you to look at what we can offer you and what you can offer the Shrine!” It’s as simple as that! Please, use this folder as it is intended to be used, don’t just toss it in the drawer or glove compartment and forget about it. If you truly do not know one man who you would be pleased to invite to become a Shriner, then return the folder to me and I’ll use it at another time. My Motto - Each One Gets One! Replace yourself! Enough said at this time. Your temple needs your help and so do I! I’ll see you in my travels.

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

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

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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.

Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A. Certified Public Accountants 1605 Main Street, Suite 1010 Sarasota, FL 34236 David R. Hess Partner Telephone: 941-366-4450 Fax: 941-954-7508

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Saturday March 3 2012

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941-359-8808 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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

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obles the time is here for your personal commitment to “our kids” with your help during Hospital Days! By now, we hope that your unit or club has contacted you and placed you in a time slot on the schedule for Sahib’s Hospital Days fundraising. If you have not yet been contacted to fill a time slot at your unit/club’s collection site please take it upon

yourself to contact them to offer a couple of hours of your time for “our kids”! Sahib needs your support, your unit/club needs your support but most especially “our kids” need your support! Hospital Days February 2, 3 and 4. Be there!

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

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he Christmas lights have been put away and we are now getting ready for the Potentate’s Ball. The Sahib Shrine Circus is only a little over two months away. As each day passes, it becomes ever more important for the entire membership to step up and actively promote this event. We can’t sit back and say that we will participate in our usual ways as Greeters and Greeterettes, Clowns, Provost Guards, Honor Guard, etc. There are three activities that have been enacted (or presented and are ready for action) that will go a long way toward the ultimate success of our Circus. The first opportunity to help is to respond to the Circus Dad and Circus Mom appeal that was sent in

mid January. As you know, we present the early show free of charge on Friday morning to the schoolchildren from the many elementary schools from the neediest parts of our service area. Unfortunately, the expenses of the show still need to be paid. We ask for the support of the nobles and their spouses to offset this expense. If you have responded with your contribution, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If the letter has been set aside or filed in the round container, I plead with you to revisit your consideration and become a supporter through this venue. If the letter has been lost, you may still participate through the Website or call the Circus office for a new form.

Tom T. Cunningham DBA

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Sahib Shriners Present

ST. PAT’S DAY DINNER Saturday, March 17 Music by “Jack Tamborine Band” Dinner 6:00PM – Dancing 7:00-10:00PM Tilapia or Corned Beef and all the Fixings Coffee, Iced Tea

$12.50 pp all inclusive Marylou Ellis, Box Office Manager, 366-4449 ext. 320 Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Shriner’s Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

The second opportunity for everyone to pitch in was presented at the club and unit head meeting. We have a program/ad book that is made available to all patrons of the Circus. This year we are again able to sell the ads directly instead of running them through the telemarketer. Every penny (after the per page net cost) of the proceeds will go to Shrine activities. We pay the telemarketer $70 per page (his net cost) and everything else comes to us. The Circus committee recognizes that fundraising opportunities have become scarce for many clubs and units. Therefore, onehalf of all net proceeds will go to whatever unit or club the seller designates. If every noble went to the local stores and shops they patronize, and got two ads, our book would be huge. Please participate in this effort by getting the forms from your club or unit heads or call the Circus office. The third opportunity to help your Circus is through direct sales promotion. Everybody loves a deal and everybody loves to do things with their friends. This year we are offering an opportunity for both. We need

you to approach your community, church, civic club, neighborhood, Red Hats, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, youth sports or any activity director with the promotion of a day or night at the Circus. Ticket prices are normally $12 for adults and $6 for children 11 and under. For group sales, we will offer them at $8 and $4 respectively. They can sell them for $10 and $5 and make a profit for their group or pass the savings through entirely; it’s up to them. They simply use a sign-up sheet and collect the money for their group until April 3. The group decides which performance they would like to attend and purchases those tickets at the box office. Each group must have at least 20 participants, and will be recognized at the performance. Nothing will happen however, unless you decide that it is going to happen and makes it happen. The excitement is building and I invite each of you to become a part of it. Remember your youth and the chills that ran down your back when you heard “The circus is coming!” God bless you and have a great month.

. . .continued from page 43 Apple

Will you be remembered as one of those visionaries of the 21st century? To be continued . . .

Individually, we must care about each other, and collectively, we must meet the fraternal needs of our members.

Source: May 2011 / The Northern Light magazine of the Northern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite.

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

FRIDAY EVENING FEBRUARY 24, 2012

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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter Songbirds Unit of Sar-I Court No 79 Marlene Dewispelaere Fred & Virginia Walter – In Memory of Doug Jordan Richard & Erika Kramss – In Memory of Charles Tacy Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bondi – In Memory of Doug Jordan Mr. & Mrs. James Roland – In Memory of Doug Jordan Jeannette Luckenbach – In Memory of Doug Jordan Mrs. Barbara W. Twentyfive – 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.

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

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Michael Saunders & Company® Licensed Real Estate Broker

One Address, Thousands of Opportunities 1801 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

EXPERIENCE HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CRITICAL WHEN BUYING OR SELLING A HOME An Unequaled Reputation for Experience & Top Performance • Locally Owned, Nationally Respected and Internationally Renowned • Grounded on Steadfast Values & Principles • Full Service Support • Marketing Tools for Maximum Exposure • Connected to the World Featuring Your Property on over 2,000 real estate web sites WHETHER BUYING, SELLING OR INVESTING YOU CAN TRUST ME FOR KNOWLEDGE & DEDICATION A portion of my commissions will be donated in buyer/sellers name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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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Contributions to the 100 Million Dollar Club Gulf Shrine Club – In Memory of Harry Howey

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

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

RECORDER’S REPORT by Oscar Cloutier, PP – Recorder DECEMBER 2011 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – November 2011 Gains: Affiliated 4 Restored 0 Associates 0 Creations 1 Reversal 0 5 Losses: Demits 3 Deaths 4 AMD 2 Suspended 47 Resigned 1 57

1,506

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.

Harry Howey

1,511

Charles Tacy Charles Maggs John Hoback

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SAHIB SHRINERS THURSDAY LUNCHEONS February Master of Ceremony

Every Thursday at Sahib Shrine • 11:00 a.m. Camel’s Milk • 12 Noon Lunch Interesting Speakers Weekly Master of Ceremony ... Rocky Kearney Invocation ................... Rev. Donald Kerr Organ Music ............... Gus Spurr

February 2 ........ Stated Meeting February 9 ........ To be announced February 16 ......... Sahib Concert Band “With Malice toward None” A tribute to Abraham Lincoln Rocky Kearney Assistant Rabban

February 23 ......... 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. January March May September November

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.

President Hampton Crimi

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Phone: (941) 468-0578 Email: hcrimi@live.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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Bingo Report by Don Vos PP, Bingo Chairman, Bingo@sahibshrine.org

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t is a pleasure to serve as your chairman for Sahib Bingo. We enjoyed another great year of wonderful friendships with our Bingo players. The fellowships with our players, with our nobles and ladies is unbelievable. We have gained many friends for Sahib Shrine. We continue to receive a great amount of monies for our Shrine. We will have at the end of the year approximately $120,000 for our General Fund. That my noble friends, is great for the condition of our economy.

Wishing all of our volunteers a great and prosperous Happy New Year and many thanks for your time spent in our Bingo hall. Thanks Jack, Linda, Fred and Al for all your work in making this a successful year. Without this outstanding inner group of volunteers, this would not happen. Again Happy New Year to all of our great nobles of Sahib Shrine.

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

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ne of our more successful Sahib Shriners’ Children Christmas parties was held on Saturday. December 10, 2011. In excess of 200 Shriners Hospitals for Children patients and families were royally entertained by the Sahib Clowns and the Oriental Band. One of the highlights was when Oriental Band Director Floyd Ladue invited the children to play instruments along with the Band. About 25 children

played bass and kettledrums, symbols, glocks, created a great deal of excitement, and certainly lots of noise. Everyone was treated to a nice lunch and all the children received a Christmas gift from Santa Claus. The event attracted the local news SNN Channel 6 as well as the Sarasota Herald Tribune newspaper that sent a storywriter and a photographer.

Lontz

Treasurer’s notes by Kenneth Shipley, k.m.shipley@hotmail.com

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s I look at the February Sahib Shrine calendar, I am thinking what a wonderful fraternity we have here. Every day is filled with multiple activities for service and enjoyment for the nobility. With our ranks enlarged with our members and visitors from the north, we have even greater opportunities to join in. Come join us at Shrinedom’s largest weekly luncheon on every Thursday. Every Tuesday is great fellowship as we serve the Bingo players. After missing the January pancake breakfast because it fell on New Year’s Day, we need everyone to return and take his or her posts for this important and fun morning on February 5. Our Potentate gets honored on February 4 with the annual Sahib Potentate’s Ball. Get out your finest duds and join us. Call the box office with your food

choice and table selection. On a more casual side, see any member of the Motor Corps and get your tickets to the Sahib Spaghetti Dinner on February 19. Wally’s famous sauce and good wine will make the next day off (a national holiday) all the better. The Hillbilly dinners are getting more crowded and the monthly “Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance” is always a great event for dining and socializing with your favorite gal. As you can tell, by either looking at me or by listening to me, eating has become a favorite pastime for me. Come join your brother nobles and tell the war stories about how much snow your neighbors up north are dealing with. Please realize that we have a lot to offer for a wide variety of members. Ask one to be one.

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The Beginning “The Beginning,” was a play first performed for the 1997 Imperial Council Session in St. Louis, Mo, and presented by the Ceremonial Cast of Moolah Shriners of St. Louis. In 2007 the Ceremonial Cast went into production to film their play so that a wider audience could learn more about the colorful early history of the Shriners, Freemasonry and Shriners Hospitals for Children. The two-act play tells the story of Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (now known as Shriners International), and the establishment of Shriners Hospitals for Children as the fraternity’s official philanthropy. Act one, “The Knickerbocker,” takes viewers back to the year 1870 at the Knickerbocker Cottage in New York City where 13 men, all Masons, came together for social purposes. During these gatherings, the men mused about the need for more fun in Masonry, and set about establishing their own fraternity — based on Masonic principles — but with more emphasis on fun. One of the men, actor Billy Florence, shared his memories of an Arabic-themed party he attended in France. From his notes and recollections, Dr. Walter Fleming and Florence devised the beginnings of a new fraternity, complete with exotic themes, rituals and pageantry. Act two, “Bubbles,” re-enacts the internal turmoil of the organization in early 1920s, as members set to establish an official philanthropy for the organization in order to provide the group a more socially-relevant purpose. At the 1921 Imperial session, a heated debate ensued about the resolution to establish a children’s hospital. Detractors felt the burden of establishing a hospital was too great a task for the fledging fraternity, while supporters felt the example of the Scottish Rite and the support of their hospital served as an example for the Shriners to contribute to the good of society. The proposal, in some form or another to begin a hospital system was defeated at five previous Imperial Sessions. Forrest Adair, a Shriner from Atlanta Georgia and one of the men who help establish the Scottish Rite facility, gave an impassioned plea, urging his fellow Shriners to stop “blowing bubbles on the street corner” and vote to establish a children’s hospital. He punctuated his

plea with a guarantee to refund any Shriner his $2 assessment if he was not moved after seeing a child helped by the organization. The resolution was unanimously

You can play a video of this two-act play on the Shriners Village Website, the Web address appears below. Today, there are 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children and more than 340,000 fraternity members supporting the hospital system. Source: The Shriners Village https:// www.shrinersvillage.com/Fraternity/History/TheBeginning.aspx

passed and the first Shriners Hospital for Children opened in Shreveport, La., in 1922.

Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canister Report December 2011 Noble Batten, Bill

Location Regions Bank, Beneva Rd.

Inglis, Paul

M & D Restaurant, Nokomis

Long, Bill

Schrodes Jewelry - Venice Altheas Restaurant - Venice

Johnson, Chickie

Hillbillies

Osganian, George

Kentucky Fried Chicken - Palmetto Kentucky Fried Chicken - Rt 301 & US 41 Kentucky Fried Chicken - 1st St. Bradenton Kentucky Fried Chicken - North Parrish Kentucky Fried Chicken - SR 64 & I75 Kentucky Fried Chicken - 63rd & 301 Hungry Howies - Desoto Mall Hungry Howies - Palmetto Hungry Howies - 59th & Cortez Hungry Howies - Ellenton Roy's Automotive

Club/Unit

Model T's

Hillbillies MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC Total

Amount $18.91 $18.91 $21.84 $21.84 $110.97 $40.59 $151.56 $20.00 $20.00 $32.36 $0.00 $20.51 $11.55 $23.54 $21.13 $45.53 $56.51 $40.39 $23.16 $7.48 $282.16 $494.47

Total Canister Collections for 2011 were $6,073.97 If you have a canister placed, and want your collections listed in this monthly report, provide the Sahib office with the information. Sherri 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 Sherri get the current information.

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Hospital Chairman’s 2011 Annual Report submitted by Jesus Cabalo, Hospital Chairman, jc1925@comcast.net

Summary of Monthly Report Year 2011 Month January

Appts. 107

New Patients 7

February March April May

127 160 143 124

15 19 8 12

June July

156 127

11 11

August September

143 132

14 10

October

131

20

November December

144 133

17 22

1,627

166

TOTALS

Trips to hospitals other than Tampa in 2011

Tampa Admissions Other than Trips for Surgery Tampa Trips 41 1 1) Houston 2) Cincinnati 29 6 No trips 30 9 No trips 35 5 No trips 32 6 1) Cincinnati 1) Philadelphia 1) Galveston 35 11 1) Houston 30 5 1) Chicago 1) Philadelphia 1) Cincinnati 32 9 No trips 41 4 1) Boston 1) Philadelphia 1) Cincinnati 25 3 1) Boston 1) Cincinnati 27 3 1) Galveston 28 2 No trips

Date Jan. 13 Jan. 11 Jan. 30 Feb. March April May 17 May 17 May 28 June 9 July 19 July 9 July 20 August Sept. Sept. Sept. 4 Oct. 4 Oct. 26 Nov. 1

385

Dec.

64

16) Air flights

Patient Kenneth Edelia Edelia No trips No trips No trips Edelia Caleb Jorge Kenneth Hunter Shane Jose J. No trips Faith Jorge Monica Monica Colette Caleb

Hospital Fare Houston, TX $ 795.20 Cincinnati, OH 420.80 Cincinnati, OH 696.92 No trips -0No trips -0No trips -0Cincinnati, OH 800.60 Galveston, TX 1,830.60 Philadelphia, PA 509.30 Houston, TX 819.80 Chicago, Ill 645.60 Philadelphia, PA 598.80 Cincinnati, OH 420.76 No trips -0Boston, MA 458.80 Philadelphia, PA 481.40 Cincinnati, OH 688.60 Cincinnati,OH 1,154.60 Boston, MA 641.60 Galveston, TX Free Tickets SouthWest No Airline Tickets Purchased -0-

Total Cost of Airline Tickets Active patients at Tampa Hospital January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 Town/ No. of City Patients Arcadia ................. 144 Bowling Green ....... 55 Bradenton .......... 1,026 Ellenton .................. 34 Englewood ............. 54 Osprey .................... 12 Palmetto ............... 111 Parrish .................... 34 Sarasota ............... 633 Venice .................... 75

Town/ No. of City Patients Wauchula ............... 81 Zolfo Springs .......... 35 Laurel ....................... 2 Longboat Key ........... 2 Myakka City ............ 34 North Port ............. 199 Nocatee .................. 13 Nokomis ................. 45 Total .................. 2,533

$ 10,963.38

Active Sahib Hospital Patients January 1, 2011 thru December 31, 2011

Hospital

Totals Desoto Hardee Manatee

Boston 2 Chicago 8 Cincinnati 10 Galveston 5 Houston 1 Philadelphia 6 St. Louis 2 Tampa 1,760 Totals

1,794

Sarasota

0 0 4 0 0 0 0 97

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 152

1 2 2 4 0 2 2 828

1 6 3 1 1 4 0 683

101

153

841

699

Rhodan Marine Systems – an interesting note submitted by Lindsay Ambler, Engineering Manager

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he GPS/computer controlled electric trolling motor was invented by Noble Glen Robertson right here in Sarasota in 1992. Glen became a Master Mason in Lodge No. 653 , Plainfield Indiana, July 4, 1949, and in 1953 he joined Ballut Abyad

Shriners in Albuquerque, New Mexico, while in the US Air Force. Glen is currently a member of Egypt Shriners. Glen named his company that now builds these systems “RHODAN” after his grandmother “Rhoda Ann” Johnson, a Brown County Indiana pioneer.”

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

Note: Check out Rhodan Marine’s new ad on page 10 and on their Website <www.rhodanmarine.com> or phone toll free: (888) 434-7726.


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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

February 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: Bill Padelford - 792-4226 1401 8Th Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205-6711 Email: wbpadelford@yahoo.com

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

Under The Jurisdiction of SAHIB SHRINERS – Sarasota, Florida

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Masonic Digest

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

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y, how time flies when you are having fun. Here it is February with only three months left till we close for the season. I hope you remember that our club, Cortez #538 meets from November through April and we look forward to having many of you and your ladies, if you have one, with us. In January, more of our Canadian friends were back with us enjoying the fellowship and stories that comes with being together. On January 9 we had the privilege of hosting our current State Association President, Ray Trudeau and his lady Jan; also State First V.P. Bill Staples and his lady Sharon as well as Past Hi-12 International President Bob Smith who currently is the Secretary of Suncoast # 418 in New Port Richey. Did you know that on the first Monday of the month we hold an auction? We really do and David Gardner is the auctioneer. All sorts of new and good used items are brought in by members and their guests that they no longer need or want. The funds received from the auctions are used to subsidize our summer picnic out on the island. Last year about 35 of us enjoyed a great day of sun, fellowship and great food. Coming up this month on February 9 our State High Twelve Day will be taking place in Leesburg. This is the state association’s largest event of the year. We usually have between 150-175 participants. We do hope you will be one of them this year. A great meal will be served, wonderful entertainment, real good fellowship, 50/50 and several other surprises that am sure you will enjoy. If you do not have a reservation in yet, kindly contact either Bob Rodd or

Gene Black immediately. We are putting together vanloads to make the driving easier which gives more time for additional fellowship. Back pedaling a wee bit and to keep you up to date, back in December we elected and installed the 2012 officers for our club: President ....................... John Sutterly 1st Vice President ........ Robert Davis 2nd Vice President ...... Bob Rodd Secretary ....................... Lewis Peter Treasurer ...................... Gene Black Masonic Rep. ................ David Hauraney Wolcott Rep. ................. Bob Rodd The Installing Officer was Robert L. (Bob) Rodd, past club and past Florida State Association president, Gene Black was Installing Chaplain, past club president and past Florida State Association secretary and Installing Marshall was Powell Brown, past club president. Remember the day is every Monday from November through April. Place is Duff’s Original Buffet at the corner of Route 41 and 60th Avenue in Bradenton. Time - arrive between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. We usually finish between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Meal is $8.50 which includes beverage, tax and tip. Do not pay at the door. When you enter you will see a room over to the left; that is our room and you pay us over there. Look forward to having many of you come and see what we are all about. Questions – please contact me, Gene Black or any of the club officers. Remember, to all these activities, if you have a lady, hopefully she will be coming with you.

Apple by John Wm. McNaughton, 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander, Scottish Rite NJ

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he Apple Computer Company (stock ticker symbol APPL) was established in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne and incorporated one year later. In 2007, the company removed the word computer from its name to accurately reflect its move into the consumer electronics business. During its formative years, there were many exciting new products and certainly many difficult times. During the 1990s, on the verge of a severe downward business trend and crippling financial losses, Jobs sensed the need for Apple to change and redefine itself. Was Apple prepared for an envisioned turnaround? The short answer: yes, it had to make changes. In fact, Steve Jobs even partnered with an old business competitor, Bill Gates at Microsoft. Then in 1998, Apple unveiled a breakthrough product, the iMac computer which sold over 6 million units, thus saving the company’s future and helping to establish Jobs’ legacy. As a result of these and other changes, Apple now boasts the second largest market capitalization (de-

fined as its share price times the number of outstanding shares) of any company in the United States. Today, Apple might be described as a company in the middle of a visionary revolution. Perhaps one of the key elements that started this extraordinary change for Apple can be found in one of Steve Jobs’ classic presentations at an annual meeting of company stockholders. In his comments, Jobs said that Apple must “think differently and express that in our products.” Consider for a moment the following quotation from Mr. Jobs and substitute the word “Freemasonry” for Apple. “When I hire really senior people, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart, but the real issue for me is whether or not they going to fall in love with Apple. If they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself. They’ll want to do what’s best for Apple, not what’s best for them.” Certainly, the Masonic fraternity is a much different organization than Apple. We obviously have more members than Apple has employees. But, in order to

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SAHIB REPORTER prepare for the future, the Masonic fraternity must also have a revolutionary vision. In preparation for this turnaround, our Masonic leaders must understand that we have to be focused on our most valuable asset—our members. The fraternity’s focus on the perfection of ritual by its Grand Officers (known in some circles as ritual police), charities which benefit the secular world at the expense of the needs of our own members, and our preoccupation with real estate issues are hardly the elements of a visionary revolution for any company, much less the Masonic fraternity. Steve Jobs has been a very dynamic engineer and marketing guru. His real successes, however, have resulted from his practical skill in understanding why Apple had to change and to evolve. As part of the development process of this revolutionary Masonic vision and the emphasis on the distinctive worth of each member, we might again

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draw wisdom from these words from Steve: “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes—the ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.” Some day, members of the Masonic fraternity will look back at the beginning of the 21st century and realize there were visionary Masonic leaders who understood the need to change. What exactly is that revolutionary vision for the Scottish Rite? . . .continued on page 27

York Rite – Conscience and the Craft by B. John Ross, KYCH, BjohnRO@comcast.net

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gain, it’s a matter of Masonic writers writing to those they assume have a background knowledge. Another way we say the same thing is “Masonry is a progressive science, revealed by degrees.” There’s nothing astonishing, and certainly nothing sinister in that. All knowledge is gained bit by bit and this is especially true in ethics and morality. A minister, who gave a new member of the church a copy of the works of, for example, Cyprian, Clement of Alexandria and Origen, and said, “When you have mastered those, let me know,” would do very little good. Instead, Masonry introduces the idea of ethics and morality, and gives some practical instruction in each. But when it says to the Mason, “We teach by

symbols because symbols can be constantly explored. Think about these things, read what others have written. Only in that way can you make the knowledge and insight really your own.” Masonry tries very hard to raise questions and to help its members acquire the tools for thought—but we do not try to give answers. Isn’t the Masonic scholar Albert Pike’s major book entitled Morals and Dogma? Yes. As is clear from his writings, however, Pike is using the word in its original Greek sense of “that which I think is true,” not in the modern sense of “this is what you are required to believe.” (to be continued in the March 2012 issue.)

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

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alentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 and is an annual commemoration of the love and affection between companions and friends. The day is named after one of the early Christian martyrs who was canonized in 496 A.D. In 1969, he was removed from the calendar of Saints, but the celebration of the day continues with the exchange of cards, candy and flowers. Symbols of this day include doves, the winged cupid and the heart shaped outline. For Masons the heart shape should jolt our memory of the lessons presented to us as we progressed though the degrees. In the beginning, we were told that every man who wanted to be a Mason must first be prepared in his heart. This idea was first used in the lectures of the early 18th Century. Later we see the faithful breast and the heart used interchangeably. As Masons, the breast should be the safe and sacred repository for all just and lawful secrets. The reason for this is that the true secrets of Masonry are not the words we memorize, but the ideals and principles of life which reside within the

heart and conscience. The breast is nothing more than a symbol. We also have the symbol of the dagger pointing to a heart, which serves as a reminder justice will, sooner or later, overtake the wrong doer. In the Scottish Rite 11th Degree we see the symbol of a flaming heart representing the zeal and devotion that should motivate all Masons as well as those noble and heroic souls that, throughout history, have made great sacrifices for their fellowmen and their country. Throughout history, we have seen many edifices, civilizations and cities crumble and disappear, but Masonry survives and is one of the most humane organizations to do so. This is because the lessons learned by its members are within the heart. Happy Valentine’s Day! Remember your Scottish Rite meeting at 7:00 p.m. on February 13. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling (813) 886-0578.

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February 2012

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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

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

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anuary was a busy month for Nyla Temple. We had a regular session followed by the visit of our Supreme Queen Laura Richardson who lives right here in Bradenton. She is such a delightful lady. We were pleased to be hostesses to her. Our banquet was held at the Peridia Country Club and enjoyed by all our members, nobles and guests. We were also honored at the East-West Shrine Game. We attended a banquet the night before the game and then paraded on to the field at the beginning of the game on Saturday. There was sparkle everywhere from the crowns of the Queens. What a salute for the work we do for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

February will be another busy month. We are helping our Sahib Shriners in their hospital drive for contributions for our Tampa hospital . Supreme Queen Laura will return home after her travels around the United States and Canada. She will visit the Tampa hospital to present a plaque for the million dollar donation, there will be tour and a banquet. After all is said and done, we will relax on a 7-day cruise to the Caribbean. We will report on these final events next month. Happy Valentine’s Day to all.

Sar-I Court No. 79 LOSNA by Patricia Hunsberger, High Priestess, sarinews@gmail.com

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anuary kept the ladies of Sar-I Court very busy. We won’t have much time to relax this month either. By the time you read this, we will have our new “mushroom.” Yes, a new member of our line and future High Priestess. Mushroom? Yes, she will, as we say, be in the dark until May when she meets with her Grand Officer to find out her theme, symbols and motto. This is a fun time for our new line officer. She will be easy to spot. She’s the one with the mushroom corsage and the big smile. Our Fashion Show is Saturday, February 18. Our theme will be “Sea Fantasy” and will start at 11:00 a.m. at Laurel Oaks Country Club. The fashions will be by A’ Tu. This is an open event so come join us. Call Mary at 807-4011. $25.00 Deadline is February 12.

We are now in the planning stages of a Sunshine Unit meet to be held in November of 2013. This is a fun time to belong to a unit. Our units and our court are always looking for new members and if you would like to join us and have some fun as you help work for the kids at Shriners Hospitals for Children and other community projects. Or maybe you would just like to know a little more about us. You can call me at (941) 351-0332, the Recorder, Pam Trudel at (941) 3513020 or see one of our ladies when you visit Sahib. We are always happy to talk about the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America.

. . .continued from page 48 Shriner’s grandson prepares for Youth Olympic Games

all around the world to do sports, adopt and live by the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship. The event will bring together 1,059 top athletes aged 14 to 18 from over 60 nations to compete in the seven sports which will also be represented at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. As well as the sporting competitions themselves, these young athletes will also have the chance to participate in a culture and education program designed to raise participants’ awareness of the Olympic values and address topics including Olympism, skills development, well-being and healthy living, social responsibility and expression through digital media. Best of luck, Logan, we hope your grandparents Fred and Marylou will let us know how the competition turned out.

extremely vocal communicating with his teammates. Logan showed good composure in traffic and during goalmouth scrums. From Amateur Hockey Report Scout, July 18, 2011 Best Goalie: Logan Halladay – Big, quick, competitive, and his teammates want to play hard with him in the lineup. In 2007, the International Olympic Committee decided to create Youth Olympic Games, with the vision of a new event designed to inspire young people

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GULF SHRINE CLUB

February 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 Bob Somerville, President – 429-6433 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.


Show pride in your legacy.

Membership starts here.

For many men, being a Shriner is a family tradition. From one generation to the next, Shriners have enjoyed a unique brotherhood and shared in an important mission.

Phase 1 – New Members

The Shriners Legacy Program is a way to show your pride in being a Shriner and to celebrate your part in the special brotherhood that comes from membership. The Shriners Legacy Program is open to any male family member* related to a Shriner, including: • Fathers • Grandfathers • Brothers • Sons • Grandsons • Nephews

• Uncles • In-laws

Be a part of special Legacy events. Temples will be encouraged to host Legacy nights to honor members of the program. Legacy members in all generations will be invited to participate in a variety of fun events and activities with their family members and fellow nobles.

Wear your Legacy pin with pride. To show our gratitude for you and your family continuing the Shriners legacy, Shriners International has designed an elegant gold pin that showcases your pride in your Shriners heritage. The Shriners Legacy pin will become available in two phases.

Shriners International will provide new members of the fraternity with complimentary Legacy Program pins if they meet the following criteria: • The member must have joined after October 17, 2011. • He must also be a part of a Shriners legacy, meaning that one or more of his relatives (either living or deceased) is/was a Shriner. New members will also need to fill out a Legacy Program application at www.shrinersvillage.com. Upon review and acceptance of the application he will receive a complimentary pin for himself, and a pin for up to two additional Shriners Legacy family members who have signed his petition.

Phase 2 – Existing Legacies Beginning January 1, 2012 the Legacy Program Pin will become available to current Shriners who are part of a legacy for a $5 contribution†. While all Shriner family members may purchase a pin, each member must fill out a separate application at www.shrinersvillage.com. The application for current members will be available online January 1, 2012. Shriners International appreciates your role in building and continuing its legacy. For more information about the Shriners Legacy Program please visit www.shrinersvillage.com

*If your family member is a deceased Shriner you will still be eligible to be part of the program. †Contributions are for the benefit of membership development of Shriners International and are not tax deductible.


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February 2012

Sahib Shriners Ladies Night Dinner Dance

Birthday & Anniversary Winners

January Birthday Winner

January Anniversary Winner

Lady Susan Spencer

Noble Don & Lady Marilyn Gatrell photos by Bud Glidden

Shriner’s grandson prepares for Youth Olympic Games submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

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oble Fred and Lady Marylou Ellis are two very, very proud grandparents. Their grandson, Logan Halladay, from the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association has been selected to the USA U16 Youth Olympic Team Jr. Hurricanes to play for Team USA at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games. U16 AAA goal tender Logan Halladay (Cary, North Carolina) has been selected to represent his country in an international tournament in January 2012. USA Hockey has selected a group of U16 players for a Winter International tournament in Innsbruck, Austria. The roster is made up of 9 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies. All 17 players were participants at USA Hockey’s Boys’ Select 15 National Camp this past summer. Team USA will compete against Canada, Russia, Finland and Austria. Raleigh Youth Hockey Association Skills Director Colin Muldoon coached Halladay last season on the Bantam AAA team and understands some of the reasons for his selection to this team. “He is a big, athletic goalie who skates well,

plays an aggressive style, flies around the ice challenging shooters, loves to play the puck, and loves to compete—who wouldn’t like that in a goalie?”

Logan Halladay USA Youth Olympic Team Member Halladay currently plays for the U16 Jr. Hurricanes AAA team and is having a Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

successful season. He is a hard working goalie that is really beginning to learn how to compete. Raleigh Youth Hockey Association Goaltending Director Rich Shulmistra has seen steady improvement in Halladay the past year and a half, “Logan has taken it upon himself to try to take his game to the next level. He gives 100% in the skating drills and is one of the best skating goalies in the country. He doesn’t give up on any of the pucks in the goalie sessions. He has gotten serious about his fitness and nutrition, and I am happy to see it is paying off for him. I know everyone here in the program is very proud of him and believes he deserves the opportunity. From Amateur Hockey Report Scout, July 17, 2011 Best Goalie: Logan Halladay, age 15, 6’1”, 175 lb: Logan has good size, athleticism and he’s fiercely competitive. Logan is an athletic and competitive goaltender with lean and flexible frame. He plays with spark in the crease and is . . .continued on page 45


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DeBolt appointed 1st Ceremonial Master submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

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ames L. DeBolt, Jr., was appointed by Potentate Charles Levan, 33° as 1st Ceremonial Master for 2012. James and his fiancé Patti Gee live in Palmetto. He is a member of Sunset Lodge No. 623 in Washington, Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Valley of Pittsburgh and has participated in the chorus numerous times for the ceremonials. He joined Syria Shriners in the spring of 1976 and sang with the Chanters. He was a member of the Tall Cedars and was the Chief Ranger managing the marching unit that participated in several local parades and the boardwalk parade in Atlantic City held during the Tall Cedars convention. He was a member of the Royal Order of the Jesters Court Number 2 and has

been a Dad Advisor for the Order of DeMolay in Washington. A longtime resident of Washington, Pennsylvania, he attended Washington High School and West Virginia University and is an honorably discharged member of the U.S. Army. He founded Arrow Industries Company which was a design/build commercial developing and managing real estate company. Noble Jim was on, and served as chairman of the Washington County Authority, a general authority, authorized to do bond issues for industrial and commercial developing in the county. He has a son Lt. Colonel and Brother Scott DeBolt currently serving in the R & D Section of the Armor Branch of the U. S. Army. Both Jim and Patti sing in the choir at the Church of the Palms in Sarasota.

In Memory of Noble Edward T. Luff by Lucy Athas

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would like to tell you a little about the man we are Potentate Dale La Bell asked the Judge in 2006 if honoring tonight at this Bingo Appreciation Dinner. he would be the chairman of a Bingo program, if they Ed Luff was a Shriner in West Virginia at Osiris got one started. Ed responded that he would if Dale Shriners from 1962 to 1996, then he affiliated with would get a circus chairman to take his place. A week Sahib Shriners. later Dale informed Ed, “I have a circus chairman and Prior to moving to Sarasota with Lady Wilma in the Bingo chairmanship is all yours big boy.” Ed January 1984, Ed practiced law, owned and managed advised that he would take it for just a short time, an accounting firm, and from 1964 to 1984 was a judge that he was considering retiring. Dale promised that of the 19th Judicial he would only hold Circuit Court in West him to one year. You Virginia. all know that four In 1996 Ed years later he was jumped in, with both still active and carfeet, to the betterrying on his duties ment of Sahib. He as Bingo chairman. became Asst. Circus I am sure that Ed Chairman in 1996 Luff is looking down and in 1997 Chairon us tonight and man of the Circus, smiling at the sucwhere he always, cess everyone has made a strong immade of his project. pression when he He lovingly put his took center ring and heart and soul into welcomed everyone Bingo—as he had to the Sahib Shrine every other project Smith Circus. Always in a he ever undertook. Bill and Lucy Athas place the plaque honoring Noble Ed Luff on The Tree of Life. bright red jacket, So it is with Thanks in the Sahib Atrium, while Lady Wilma Luff looks on. proudly wearing his from all of us who Fez and that presence of the consummate ring master. He made the Sahib Shrine Circus a huge success. He also joined the following units and clubs: Mariners Unit Kentucky Colonels Camel Herders

Temple Guard Manatee Shrine Club Hillbilly Clan

Ed was appointed Marshal, as well as being made a Personal Aide by Joe Pegoraro—a good friend for many years.

loved him to all of you for the unselfish contributions made to his plaque which adorns the Tree of Life in the atrium of the Sahib Shrine and to Don Vos, Al Corning and Linda Glendinning for providing the missing funds to make the plaque happen so that all who enter the atrium will see the admiration we all felt for this wonderful Gentleman! Thank you everyone! Note: Speech given at the Bingo workers Appreciation Dinner held at Sahib Shrine on December 28, 2011.

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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 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 17 10:00am 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 at Scottish Rite Masonic Center NYLA Temple at Braidentown Lodge No. 99 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance LOS-Orphan Annies-SL Oriental Dancers - CRA Diamonds in the Sky Clown Dolls - SL LOS-Clowns LOS-Merrie Makers - SL Legionettes - SL LOS-Volunteer Engineers LOS-Precious Pandas

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

Pull Tabs for Shriner’s Hospitals The Ladies of Sar-I Court started in 1992 collecting and donating aluminum pull-tabs to the “Wheel Chair Repair Fund.” As of November 30, 2010, they have collected 70, 508 lbs., for a total of $33,776.93 for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on PULL TABS 1. Why not collect the whole can? Collecting complete cans would require a great deal more storage space. You should go ahead and recycle the rest of the can in the normal way, in the dumpster behind Sahib. 2. How many tabs in a pound? 1,267. 3. How many tabs will a gallon milk jug hold? About 5 pounds worth. 4. How does it work and where does the money go? The tabs are delivered to the Sahib office (or almost any Sahib club/unit location) and then taken to the recycling center. The money netted from recycling goes directly into the “Wheel Chair Repair Fund” at the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children. Call: Laura Burgess (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!

MARCH 2 10:00am 9:30am 4 8:00am 5 11:30am 11:30am 6 11:00am 7 7:00pm 8 11:00am 13 10:00am 6:00pm 14 16 10:00am 19 12:01pm 7:30pm 20 10:30am 21 11:00am 23 11:00am 27 28

LOS Songbirds-CRA Sar-I Court Ceremonial MH Pancake Breakfast Jewels of Service LOS-Tigress Class - SL Pirate Class - SL LOS-Greeters Greeter-Ettes-SL NYLA Temple at Braidentown Lodge No. 99 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance LOS-Swingers Oriental Dancers - CRA Diamonds in the Sky Clown Dolls - SL LOS-Clowns LOS-Merrie Makers - SL LOS-Orphan Annies-SL LOS-Volunteer Engineers LOS-Precious Pandas 7:00pm Legionettes - SL


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SAHIB SHRINE Officers and Appointees 2012 DIVAN 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 ........................................... James DeBolt 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 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 Bill 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 ..................................................... Bill Athas Assistant Chief Aide ................................ C. B. (Cub) Dickerson Assistant Chief Aide ................................................. Tom Hardin Assistant Chief Aide ............................................. Ken Pedersen Assistant Chief Aide ..................................................... Don Sims Assistant Chief Aide .................................................... Jim Smith Chief Aide Emeritus .............................................. Joe Pegoraro Aides ............................. Bob Bordner, Fred Ellis, Hal Fermacy, Ron Levene, David Moote, Bob Pedersen 33°, Ray Perez, Phil Staples, Paul Tobias, Jim Trefrey, Tom Willeman, Jim 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 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 ....................................... Charles Hamilton (870-9566) Oriental Band ......................................... Floyd LaDue (747-0351) Past Masters ............................................. Joe Goggin (921-2446) Pipes & Drums ....................................... Phil Staples (741-8215) Provost Guard .......................................... Ron Enger (918-8713) Rituals ....................................... Billy Joe Humphrey (371-2668) 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


February 2012

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION ATTORNEYS AT LAW Garland & Padelford .............................. 11 Jack Wm. Windt ...................................... 19

Toale Brothers Funeral Homes ............. 31 FURNITURE - SALES Sleep King Inc., Bedroom Furniture .... 19

BANKS Cadence Banking ..................... Back Page Iberia Bank, Jules Simon, VP ............... 19

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

BOOK PUBLISHER A2Z Pubilications, Adrian Krieg ............ 18

HOTELS Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conf. Ctr.. ...... 11

CPAs Terry L. Armentrout, CPA, PA ............... 22 Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A. ..... 24 Albert A. Haab, CPA Income Taxes. .... 13

JEWELRY Diamond Vault, Ali Chokr.. ...................... 2 Impressions by Ron, Ron LeVene ....... 13

CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL Electricity of Sarasota, Inc. ................... 30 CONTRACTORS - GENERAL D.R. Coffman Construction Co.. ........... 22 CONTRACTORS - HEATING & A/C Gator Air Conditioning ........................... 55 Jim McDonald Heating & Cooling ........ 30 CONTRACTORS - IRRIGATION Don Vos Sprinkler Company ................. 25 CONTRACTORS - REMODELING D.R. Coffman Construction Co.. ........... 22

MARINE PRODUCTS Rhodan Marine/GPS Anchor ................ 10 MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS National Sojourners ............................... 46 MEDICAL ALERT First Response Monitoring, Tom Cunningham ................................ 26 OPTICIANS Optical Service ....................................... 34 PAINTING CONTRACTORS Eric’s Painting & Decorating ................. 18

CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ....... 34

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

CREMATION SERVICES ICS Cremation Society ............................ 11

REAL ESTATE Michael Saunders (Omer Quesnel) ..... 31

FINANCIAL SERVICES Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart . 19

RESTAURANTS Sahib Shriners Restaurant .................... 3 Terrace on the Green Restaurant ........ 25

FUNERAL HOMES Farley Funeral Homes & Crematory .... 20

SENIOR LIVING & CARE Bahia Oaks Lodge .................................. 35

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) .............. 23 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner/Dance 6, 48 Hillbilly Hoedown (Mar. 4) ..................... 25 Hospital Committee Report ................... 6 Johnny Cash Tribute (Mar. 2) ............... 41 Lodge Meeting Dates/Locations .......... 44 Marcille Wallis & Friends (Feb. 10) ...... 16 Masonic Digest ...................................... 42 Million Dollar Club ................................. 32 Officers (Elected & Appointed) ............ 52 Patsy Cline Tribute (Feb. 17) ................ 29 Pipes & Drums Pub Night (Feb. 24) .... 28 Potentate’s 2012 Spring Cruise ........... 50 Recorder’s Report ................................. 33 Reporter Advertising Rates .................. 13 Sahib Bingo (Every Tuesday) .......... 20,35 Sahib Building Fund .............................. 30 Sahib Unit leaders (w/ phone numbers) . 52 Sahib Unit News ...................................... 18 St.. Pat’s Dinner (Mar. 17) .................... 27 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) ................ 37 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 FEBRUARY Rhodan Marine/GPS Anchor ..... 10

LOST ADVERTISERS IN FEBRUARY

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Mon

Tue

Wed

February

8:00am-1:00pm Pancake Breakfast

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

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

8

9

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

4 8:00am-1:00pm Pancake Breakfast 8:00am-1:00pm Bloodmobile

March

7

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

11 6:00am Outside Rental - MH

18

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

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

22 8:00am-4:00pm Outside Rental 7:00pm Oriental Band 7:00pm L.O.H. - CRA

23 11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH

8

7

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

12 Assistant Rabban Seminar 13

19 7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm CLOWNS

17

7:30pm Stated meeting

14

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

20

Sahib Shrine Day at Tampa Bay Downs Assistant Rabban Seminar 10:30am Grand Lodge Vermont - MH 7:00pm Oriental Band 7:30pm Mariners - Conf A

21

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

12:00pm CSI Trade Show - MH 7:00pm Oriental Band 7:00pm Motor Corps 7:30pm Directors Staff - CRA

9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting

18

7:00pm Patsy Cline Show

24

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

25

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

10:00am Red Hat Ladies Luncheon

Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month

5

6

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

11

6:00pm Oriental Band Fundraiser - MH

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

1

10:00am Red Hat Ladies Luncheon 12:00pm Scottish Rite Luncheon - SL 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:00pm Model T / Classic Cars - SL 7:30pm Clowns - MH

10

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

A weekly email Webletter is sent to all subscribers of the Sahib Shriner’s Email List, it contains reminders and updates to this calendar, to subscribe or to update your email address, send email to: editor@sahibshrine.org 10:00am Zenobia Shriners-MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

4

Reserved MH - Potentate Ball Decorating

29

Recorders Seminar 9:00am Outside Rental - MH 11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band - CRA

Sat

Hospital Benefit Days

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

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

Fri 3

6

19

Recorders Seminar

Thu

1

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2

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

3

9:30am LOS Meeting & Ceremonial MH 7:00pm Johnny Cash & June Carter Show M/H

9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting 10:00am Hillbilly Hoedown

REPORTER DEADLINE

Oriental Guide Seminar 10:00am Provost Guard - CRA 10:00am Greeters - CRA 11:00am Luncheon Imperial Potentate visitation 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH

15 10:30am Temple Guard-CRA 11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00pm Big Band Dance 7:00pm Ritual Team - CRG

9

10

Oriental Guide Seminar 10:00am Outside Rental (Ohio) - MH

16

Oriental Guide Seminar 7:00pm Banjo Band Concert

17

9:00am Pennsylvannia Masonic Home - MH

Azan Potentate Ball 6:00pm St Pat’s Dinner

Sarasota County Fair

22 11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH

23 11:00am-3:00pm GM Luncheon

24 10:00-11:00am Ave Maria Prep School 6:00-10:00pm Ave Maria Prep School Potentate’s Cruise

Sarasota County Fair

25

Sarasota County Fair

26 10:00am Divan/Finance Meeting 7:00pm Past Masters-CRA 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

27

28

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

7:00pm Oriental Band 7:00pm LOH CRA

29 11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums

Potentates Spring Cruise

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

30

31 Bahia Ball 8:00am LOS Installation - MH


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