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The

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

Reporter 2011 Dromedary Award Winner

Volume 31, Number 3

Sarasota, Florida

March

Shriners

2 3 4 7 8 10

Having Fun & Helping

11 13 14 17

Kids

April

13-15

Johnny Cash & June Carter Show, 7:00 p.m., 41 Club/Unit Head Meeting, 9:00 a.m. Hillbilly Hoedown, 4:00 p.m., 21 King Pin Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 a.m., 40 Stated Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 6 Imperial Potentate’s Official Visit, 11:00 a.m. Arcadia Rodeo Parade, 10:00 a.m. Banjo Band Concert, 7:00 p.m., 23 Shriners Day - Al Lang Field, 1:05 p.m., 50 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m., 6 Sahib Day at Tampa Bay Downs, 10:00 a.m., 37 St. Pat’s Day Dinner, 6:00 p.m., 25 Sahib Shrine Circus, 16

March 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


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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

March 2012

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

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n old story from the Bible tells about King Hezekiah. He had been warned by Isaiah to be leery of any foreign entanglements. However, the tiny kingdom of Israel was being severely threatened by the mighty empire of Assyria. A messenger from there came to the court of Hezekiah in a gesture of peace. King Hezekiah was flattered and showed his Assyrian visitor everything in the palace, including access to Israel’s military arsenal. Soon after that visit, the fierce monarch of Assyria, Sennacherhib, came marching to the borders of Israel. So, Hezekiah’s emissary turned out to be not a friend by a spy. If only Hezekiah had not been taken in, if only he had listened to what Isaiah was telling him. “If only”—how many times have we said it? If only we had listened! If only we had decided differently! How many decisions would have made life easier, “if only”? But, we can’t go back. We can’t undo what is done. Often there is no second chance. We can say ei-

ther “yes” or “no.” When Britain was facing its troubles during the rebellious 17th Century, the then young Prince Charles fell in love. He was secretly married and a child was born. His mother, the exiled dowager queen, was furious. She pleaded for her son to give up the child and his wife. Prince Charles replied, “If only, it was possible to go back and begin life over again.” But, he couldn’t and didn’t. For every misjudgment, we learn a lesson. No one or no one thing is, of course, absolutely right. If we accept what is offered, we do so believing a “yes” is better than a “no.” The Bible calls this the will of God. The will of God does not condemn. It gives us freedom. We all respond to a voice within us, which leads us to obedience rather than to confusion. So, do we still say, “if only”? Or, have we gone beyond that to reside in the company of those who would not turn their backs on us. The alternative to “if only is to believe “thy will be done.”

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

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he Shriners and the Masonic team that put on the 16th Annual Rusty Mason Reunion did a great job of refreshing memories of the 120+ Master Masons in attendance (there were 30+ that were not affiliated with a local Blue Lodge and had never attended our Rusty Mason and 29 who were not Shriners.) I understand several petitions were handed out for the Shrine. This year they added a comedic dramatization of the “Lodge of Confusion,” which demonstrated many things that should not happen during a lodge meeting. Event producer Past District Deputy Grand Master Jerry Goacher KCCH, has assembled Brothers that really care about the

program meeting its mission. Check the photo on page 42 for the names of team members. This year, we also had coverage in the local media, Sahib Public Relations Chairman Harold Eady arranged for an ad in the Sarasota Herald Tribune Ticket edition. Most area leaders agree there are in excess of 2,500 Masonic sojourners living in our area (Masons who belong to Masonic bodies in another state, and have never pursued becoming active in our district,) the goal of the Rusty Mason always was to try to reach these Masons and get them to be involved locally and to perhaps join our area Masonic bodies.

Photo on Page 1: The 16th Annual Rusty Mason Night Team. The Reporter: is published monthly (except in July), a subscription is included in our member’s annual Sahib Shrine dues of $100, by the Sahib Shrine Temple, Inc., 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. Third-class postage paid at Manasota, FL.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


March 2012

SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate’s Notes

Nobles, One word keeps coming to mind. Awesome! What the nobles of Sahib Shriners do is awesome! Two things that are especially appropriate of that description are the work done by Sahib Shriners at the East-West Shrine Football game in January and the Potentate’s Ball last month. Nobody can beat the nobles of Sahib Shriners. The month of March continues to be full of activities despite the loss of our spring training opportunities as vendors at McKechnie Field. We have found other opportunities to serve the Pirates as security personnel. There is the Sarasota County Fair, where we sell and take tickets and man a booth to put Sahib Shriners in front of the public. Our Divan officers have an excellent educational opportunity in attending the Oriental Guides seminar and the Assistant Rabbans’ seminar. These two seminars are always outstanding. The calendar is full of activities. Sahib Shrine is the busiest temple in all of Shrinedom, as it should be. We are here for fun and fellowship, and the support of our philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children. Look at the calendar in this Reporter and take part in those activities which interest you the most. We will finish up the month of March with a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean March 24 to April 1. Smooth sailing and calm seas. Yours in the Faith,

Charles M. Levan, 33°, Potentate

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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March 2012

SAHIB SHRINERS

“ST. PATTY’S”

PRESENTED BY THE

ORIENTAL BAND

LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE W ith Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, March 13 • Social Hour – 6:00 p.m.

Dinner – 7:00 p.m.

• Dancing – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with “Taylor & Taylor” • Choice of Entree: Chicken Cordon Bleu Buttercrumb Haddock Fillet

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 January Memorials .................................... $ 865.00 Donations .................................... 1,780.00 100 Million Dollar Club ............... 100.00 Hospital Benefit Days * .............. .00 $

2,745.00

Total Year To Date $ 865.00 1,780.00 100.00 .00 $

2,745.00

MARCH 2012 ST ATED MEETING STA WEDNESDAY NIGHT March 7, 2012

• • • • •

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

* $TBD Retained for The Sahib Hospital Transportation Fund.

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL COMMITTEE REPORT

APRIL 2012 ST ATED MEETING STA

Jesus Cabalo, Hospital Chairman

THURSDAY NOON April 5, 2012

REPORT FOR JANUARY New Patients (YTD) ........................................................ 24 (24) Trips (YTD) ...................................................................... 29 (29) Trips to other hospitals (YTD) ....................................... 0 (0) Clinic Appointments (YTD) ............................................ 109 (109) Admissions (YTD) ........................................................... 1 (1)

• • • • • •

11:00 a.m.Fun and Fellowship 11:30 p.m.Band entertains 12:00 Noon Lunch 12:45 p.m. Meeting Opens Balloting 2012 Dues card and Fez required

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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

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n February 4 we celebrated Sahib’s traditional and spectacular Potentates Ball; A gala evening in a beautifully decorated auditorium. The blue and white decorations for the event blended perfectly. The leaders of the decoration committee, namely Sharon Pegararo, Linda Glendinning, Eleanor Wallace, Donna LaBell, Yvonne Pederson and their team did an outstanding job! Music and the entertainment for the evening was provided by the very popular Kim Jenkins and his wife. This was a very special day and evening for our Illustrious Potentate Charles Levan 33°. Our 2010 Imperial Potentate and presently Imperial Recorder Jack H. Jones, and Florida Grand Lodge Secretary and Past Grand Master Richard Lynn (also a Mahi Shriners Past Potentate,) attended.

Hospital Days collection at all the commercial sites went very well this year. Bill Long and Tim Kinchla co-chaired the committee and many hours were put in by both. The financial results will be substantial. For those who do not know, the money collected goes to our transportation fund. This fund is necessary for Sahib Shriners to transport children to the Shriners Hospital for Children. In 2011, the hospital drivers made 385 trips to the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children. These trips resulted in 1,627 clinic appointments for the year. Kudos goes to our Hospital Chairman Jesus Cabalo and then Transportation Chairman Ken Clark. Keep up the great work nobles!

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

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embership is still one of our top priorities, and raising money is running a close second. With money raising we are trying to fill the gap left by the loss of baseball revenue not only to our clubs but also to the Shrine. We have very capable Divan members and nobles making concerted efforts to achieve our goals. February went well with Hospital Transportation collection reaching towards our goals of filling our pot to aid the transport of our patients. In addition, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children affair in Tampa allowed us to attend meetings Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18 to learn activities and meet important persona of the hospital. The Tampa Board of Director’s dinner held Friday night February 17 was combined with Egypt’s casual evening, prior to the ball, was relaxing, pleasant and the food was scrumptious.

The East/West football game including the tailgate party was well orchestrated by Rocky and Wendy Kearney. Kudos to Rocky and Wendy as they went above and beyond the call. Rocky also coordinated drivers to transport the players to where ever they needed to be. This year the game was held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. It was much more comfortable than the field in Orlando as it was enclosed and there were real seats. Ill. Sir Charles Levan’s Potentates Ball went off well with fun, eating, dancing and drinking of the Camel’s milk. Thanks to all the nobles and their ladies for making our planned events successful and fun. Fun, family and fellowship is what it is all about and my lady and I wish these attitudes carry through this year and for years to come.

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

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ell another East/West Shrine Game is behind us. Sahib had a great tailgate party and got to watch a fantastic football game. Many thanks to all that helped with this great adventure. Shrinedom also got good exposure as a group from our Sahib Shriners helped deliver the players, coaches and referees from the airport to the resort where they stayed. We had a table set up at the airport and there were many travelers who stopped by the table with many questions about Masonry and Shrinedom. Players also had questions. Next year I believe we will be better prepared with literature and brochures to hand out. Wendy reached out with her generosity with a baby gift from the Hillbilly Gals made by our own Donna Jones and presented it to Referee Brad Allen and his expecting wife Twilla for Abigail due in May (see photo on page 8.) The gift was a real lift to them as their luggage was lost in travel and it brought

tears to both of them. If anything, Sahib came to the rescue in the travel department, attendance at the game and above all our Shrine attitude. March is going to be a very busy month. To start the month off on the second we have a Johnny Cash and June Carter Tribute with the Hillbilly Hoedown the next day on the third. For those who work and say they can’t make the afternoon stated meetings the seventh will be an evening meeting at 7:30 p.m. Imperial Potentate Mike Severe will visit us on March 8 for lunch. Saturday the 10th will start at 10:00 a.m. with the Arcadia Rodeo Parade. You’ll have plenty of time to go home to change for the Banjo Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. Like the ponies? March 14 is Sahib Day at Tampa Bay Downs. The 16th is the start of the Sarasota County Fair and running to March 25.The 17th is St. Patrick’s Day with a St. Patty’s Day Dinner . . .continued on page 38

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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March 2012

PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – February 2012

Editor

Imperial Potentate Mike Severe, Lady Wendy and Rocky Kearney and Imperial 1st Lady Patty Severe at the Sahib East West Shrine Game tailgate party. Rocky and Lady Wendy organized the whole day for us, a really fine job!

Editor

The ladies of Sar-I Court No. 79 LOS queued up under the Tropicana Field Stadium preparing for their entrance in the opening ceremonies at the 87th Annual East West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg.

Editor

Scribner

Asst. Rabban Rocky and Lady Wendy Kearney chaired the transportation committee for players and coaches at the East West Shrine Game. Here Ladies Sandy Scribner, Wendy Kearney and Marylou Ellis work hard at the greeting table.

This is the opening ceremony of the Shriners Hospitals for Children 87th East West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg on January 21. Attendance approached nearly 20,000, and doubled last year’s figures. Sahib again had the largest contingent of Shriners at the game, thanks to Asst. Rabban Rocky Kearney and Lady Wendy, who organized the trip and filled five buses. Unlike last year, the weather for the tailgate party was perfect, and the game being inside Tropicana Field, there were no weather issues during the game. The West team came away with a 24-17 victory, scoring the winning points in the last 45 seconds.

Kearney

Lady Wendy Kearney (center) reached out with her generosity with a baby gift from the Hillbilly Gals and presented it to East West Shrine Game Referee Brad Allen and his expecting wife Twilla, as their luggage was lost in travel.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – February 2012

Editor

Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° presents Road Runner Driver Jim Pinson with an award for 464 trips. Noble Jim has the most trips of any hospital driver in Florida, Alabama or Georgia, and will receive further recognition from the Imperial Potentate later.

Editor

Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° presents Road Runner Driver Bob Martin with an award for 300 trips and 40,000 miles taking our kids to the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children.

Editor

Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° accepts a check of $1,000 from IBERIABANK presented by Noble Jules Simon for Shrine Hospitals for Children (Plaque Program.) Noble Jules is VP/Branch Manager of the 3600 South Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Branch.

Editor

Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° accepts a check of $1,000 for the General Fund from Hillbilly Treasurer John Yoder from the Thursday Hillbilly Buffet.

Van Dyke

Chief Golf Cart Herder Malcolm Van Dyke II took this shot of Lake Sahib, covered with cars that had to be parked there during the recent Sarasota Chamber of Commerce meeting here, over 430 Chamber members attended (story on page 49.)

Cobb

Sahib Shriners were out in force for the Annual Sahib Hospital Days at the beginning of February. We had venues covered from Bradenton to North Port. It looks now, like we might not equal last year’s total amount, but we are close.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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March 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: Joseph Simek – 496-9222 5788 Marigold Rd. Venice, FL 34293 Email: jsimek57881@verizon.net Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Englewood Elks 11:30 am. Lunch 12 Noon

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

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: Nick Mulig – 493-1958 907 South Doral Lane Venice, FL 34293-3809 Email: No 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 brother nobles, our year is flying by at a rapid pace. Without baseball, which was our main money-maker for the Transportation Fund and operating expenses for the Gulf Shrine Club, we needed to find a way to raise money. Our prayers were answered when Noble Mike Orsini, head of security for the Pirates provided the Gulf and Manatee Shrine Clubs with an offer we could not refuse. We will be working security for the ball games and Pirate City. Brother nobles who will be working security, attended a 40-hour seminar to receive a security license for the State of Florida.

We have changed our board meeting to 10:30 a.m., and our social and business to 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Dues for 2012 is still $10.00 please remit. Our Hospital Days were successful. As usual, we will need help, as our volunteers are getting fewer. The monthly dinner dance has been down, attendance wise. So, as they say on the Price is Right, “come on down and enjoy”. You don’t know what you are missing. If you can come up with some good ideas for raising money for the club, please let me know.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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

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owdy, y’all! Here’s the latest from “Behind the Outhouse”. Our northern cuzzins must be a comin’ south to get out of the snow. Our volume of customers for the Hillbilly Buffet on Thursdays is pickin rite up. Yee Haw! On the other hand, it could be those good vittles. It’s time for our annual Hillbilly Hoedown to be held on Saturday, March 3. Pa’s Degree is at 4:00 p.m., 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. 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 all fer $12.50. Ifn’ ya want to join us Hillbillies get yore petition any Hillbilly Buffet night, we’ll be happy to give ya one. Hillbilly March Menu March 1 Meatloaf March 8 Chicken Tetrazzini March 15 Sweet & Sour Pork March 22 Turkey & Stuffing March 29 Beef Bourguignon Be safe, be healthy, be happy.

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

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arch, and two months of this year already gone by. Wow. Where does the time go? Hope you made it to the Motor Corps spaghetti dinner on Sunday, February 19. The Motor Corps members had a great time preparing the food and we hope you had a great time eating it. But if you did miss it last month, the Motor Corps will be back in the fall with another spaghetti dinner. Date for the fall spaghetti dinner is Sunday, November 4. And if you really want to plan ahead, we have dates locked in for future spaghetti dinners through 2015! Just check with the Motor Corps secretary if you need those dates now.

The Motor Corps is still selling raffle tickets on its booze wagon. Winning ticket gets the recipient a Harley Davidson wagon full of top-shelf liquor. Motor Corps members have tickets for sale, so see one of them if you need tickets. Tickets will also be available at the monthly Shrine Kingpins Pancake Breakfast. Drawing for the booze wagon is Sunday, June 3 at the pancake breakfast. Tony Galanti (Deuce) is working with our white bike riders so we can compete in the upcoming Florida Association of Shrine Motor Corps (FASMAC) riding . . .continued on page 14

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SAHIB REPORTER . . .continued from page 13 Motor Corps Shrine Club competitions in Ft. Myers this May. We’re looking to compete with six white bikes. And oh yes, lest I forget, Past President John Hubbard (Hotrod) is fifth vice president of FASMAC. Ed Jordan (Photoshop) is executive secretary-treasurer. Saturday, March 17 is our annual ride and visit to the Masonic Home in St Petersburg. At our January meeting, we voted to contribute to the Masonic Home which likely will be presented during our March ride. Several Motor Corps members are planning their annual trip north to Murphy, North Carolina. Tentative plans call for the trip north next month around

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Thursday, April 19. We’ll enjoy Friday and Saturday in Murphy and then ride back on Sunday, April 22. Be safe guys. We have several Motor Corps members and their ladies with birthdays and anniversaries in March. Three members and four ladies have birthdays in March. They are: Lady Amanda Cyphers on the 2nd, Gerry Hall (Pianoman) and Les Ruggeiro (Curli)) on the 3rd, Lady Andrea Nikias on the 6th, Lady Deanna Whipp on the 15th, Barry Hart (Policyman) on the 28th, and Lady Jean Ragsdale on the 29th. We have two members with anniversaries this month: Doug Mitchell (Doug Dog) and Lady Teresa on the 16th and Steve Litschauer (Eagle) and Lady Sharon on the 18th.

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

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hriners help kids! At a recent cub picnic, Noble Ed Cornell reported that the little girl we sponsored for foot correction at Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children last year, has now signed up for soccer! Our club members continue signing up for afternoon and evening shifts at the Sarasota County Fair this month. Meanwhile, we invite everyone to our upcoming March events: Picnic at Dallas White Park on Monday the 12th. Come early and stay late to help, as many hands make light work! Mixer date and location to be announced; please phone President Bob ‘Mixmaster’ Somerville 429-6433 for further details and reservations. Over twenty able-bodied nobles and ladies served at least one 2-hour shift or more in our all-out Hospital Days solicitation effort the first weekend of February. Even though the weather was a bit threatening, the public responded generously at our three North Port Publix supermarkets. Stay tuned next month for totals collected, who took the prize, and our gratitude for the most hours contributed. 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, fellowship and hijinks. (Some wag, who shall remain nameless, even suggested that we fine Noble Bill Schultz for having his photo in The Reporter too many times!) Last month we welcomed back Nobles Ced Wright and Jim Reynolds who had just played his first round of golf

after knee surgery. (But don’t ask his score!) We invite any Mason or Shriner with their lady and/or friends to join us for some friendly banter and civic projects. Recent guests included Andy Deardurff from Syrian Temple in Cincinnati. Please bring your and your friends’ aluminum can pull-tabs for Bob ‘Can Man’ Arnold, and your old magazines with blacked out address labels for John ‘Magazine Mogul’ Brophy or his substitute to affix our Shrine Club sticker and distribute to North Port medical offices and firehouses. Sickness and distress: Sol Shuman has been in and out of the hospital with i.v. problems, and Moffitt Hospital has transferred Lady Bea Towsley to hospice care at home. Please keep these folks and their families in your prayers. In our latest ‘Quotable Notable’ contest, no one identified Mark Twain as the famous American who 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.” So here’s our March ‘Quotable Notable’ – What famous economist warned us a long time ago: “The businessman is only tolerable so long as his gains can be held to bear some relation to what, roughly and in some sense, his activities have contributed to society.” 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 Club's officers for 2012: (l-r) Director Bill Schultz, Secretary/Treasurer Clint Van Tassell, 2nd Vice President Jim Gates, 1st Vice President Don Valerino and President Bob Somerville

Noble Bill Schultz and his lady attended the North Port Shrine Club installation of officers festivites at the Olde World Restaurant.

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Noble Chuck and Lady Betty Hamilton enjoyed the North Port Shrine Club's installation of officers dinner.

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Marsha Cohen and Jan White went through the serving line at North Port Shrine Club's cool January outing. John Cannon was one of several servers.

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Woody Trefrey of Manatee Shrine Club making a presentation to Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° at a recent Thursday luncheon.

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March 2012 December 2080 Robert & Ruth Riegel December 2056 Manatee Shrine Club April 2030 Charles S. Marston (In Memory of Anne M. Marston) May 2029 Desert Patrol August 2027 Fred & Marylou Ellis March 2025 John R. Holland (In memory of Carl E. Hohlt ) February 2023 North Port Shrine Club December 2021 Don and Joan Patterson Volkert and Helen Smith Dick and Jinny Warner (In Memory of Luther Bollman) May 2021 Burton Chandler Jack & Iris Kwitchoff March 2021 Dr. Lawrence G. Schaeferle (El Kahir-Iowa), North Port Shrine Club October 2020 Dolores O'Neal (In Memory of Loved Shriners ) Norris and Barbara Walker December 2019 Everett & Evelyn Blount (In Memory of Dick Reese ) November 2019 Sahib Golf Committee August 2019 David R. Magdalik March 2019 Michael Clarke November 2018 Charles H. Burke September 2018 In Memory of Dr George & Dorothy Robinson September 2017 Marion Podewitz (In Memory of Bill Podewitz ) May 2017 Sahib Shrine Mariners March 2017 Christopher Weeks & Barbara Hershey January 2017 Charles & Suzanna Krueger October 2016 Patricia A. McLain (In Memory of BG John H. McLain ) May 2016 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Al McKenzie, PP) (In Memory of John Pinkley ) (In Memory of Fordon Harris)

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Reporter Boosters (Through month stated,

= New or Renewed this month)

March 2016 Jerry & Joyce Goacher Dottie Pinkley (In Memory of John Pinkley) Don and Elayne Sims February 2016 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Ed Luff) (In Memory of Christopher Weeks) January 2016 Jim & Eileen Jensen December 2015 Aides Office (In Memory of Richard G. Morris)

Page 17 August 2013 Nancy Holmes (In Memory Husband George ) June 2013 Kevin & Susan Sapio

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

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SHRINE UNIT NEWS Greeters by Dick Menzak, Past President

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reetings, President John Winters wants to inform all Greeters that our unit monthly meeting day will have to be changed for March and April due to important events occurring at the temple on those dates. We normally meet the second Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. The dates have been changed to the third Thursday of each month, March 15 and April 19 at 10:30 a.m. Our first parade for 2012 will be in Arcadia on Saturday March 10. We will car pool from Sahib to Arcadia. We want to continue to have great turnouts from the Greeters.

Many thanks to our Greeterettes for their hard work at the February Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance; besides decorating the room, they have helped sell 50/50 tickets. These ladies support us all year long! Happy Birthday to Dave Dickerson and Austin Pickering in March. Let us keep all ill Greeters, along with any ill family members, in our prayers. Be a Greeter, join the prestige unit! See any Greeter for an application.

Mariners by Frank Metheny, Commodore, Frank@methenymotorsports.com

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he Mariners started the new year with a lot of fun filled activities planned. There will be a regular meeting the second Wednesday of each month excluding July and December. We have at least one social planned every month including several boating events. My goal is to get every Mariner and Mate on the water this year. Many believe you have to own a boat to be a Mariner. Most Mariners do not own a boat but enjoy boats and water related activities. No matter where the Mariners meet or what activity we are involved with Mariners have fun.

The Change of Watch was held on January 7 at Marina Jack. Commodore Bud Glidden started the evening with presentations including Boater of the Year awarded to Doug Jennings. The Blunder Jug award was earned by Jon Neary. Jon isn’t too picky about whose shower he uses. The Mariner of the Year was awarded to Past Commodore Dick Hines. The Mariners can always count on Dick to be there and help in every way, congratulations Dick. We even had a visit by King Neptune.

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The next part of the evening, Sahib Potentate Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° installed the incoming officers for 2012. The newly installed Bridge is: Commodore .............. Frank Metheny Vice Commodore ...... Mel Collins Rear Commodore ...... Past Potentate Don Vos Fleet Captain ............. Max Misemer Asst. Fleet Captain .... Jon Neary Ensign ....................... Bob Pedersen Ensign ....................... Doug Jennings Secretary ................... George Cancro Treasurer ................... Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° Chaplain .................... Cub Dickerson, PC

I’m certain with this bridge leading the Mariners we will have great year. I want to thank Past Commodore Bud Glidden for all of the hard work he did for the Mariners the past several years, and especially for serving as our 2011 Commodore. There have been countless times that I would call Bud for information or advice, he always had the answers. Two thousand eleven was a great year for the Mariners, mostly because of our leader Commodore Bud. Our last event was a dinner social at Linger Lodge on February 22.

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

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reetings, hope every one had a nice holiday season and that you’re having success in living with the resolutions you’ve made. Our January meeting was well attended as well as productive. Our annual unit picnic will break with tradition and will be held at a picnic facility in Lakewood Ranch. This event seems to get a little larger each year, so the increased size of the facility will be good. Captain Mike Swatek reported that driver turnout has been good with minimal mechanical problems. Our dinner at the Sarasota Kennel Club was held on February 24 in the Miss Whirl Clubhouse. Dorwin Pulford was very busy during February firming up our participation in Hospital Days.

We also plan on working at the Sarasota County Fair in March. Happy Anniversary in March to Julio & Vilma Vega on the 21st, Lindy & Sandra Nardone and James & Eileen Jensen on the 28th. Happy March Birthday wishes to Vilma Vega on the 6th, Charles Hamilton on the 13th, Carol Vos and Jim Fletcher both on the 30th. The Jig’s Up The leprechauns are laughing For their day is finally here The legends and the folklore Seep through the atmosphere The dancers are all ready An Irish jig is in the air

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SAHIB REPORTER The walls of the pubs are bursting There is not an empty chair As the night becomes the morning, The barman leads the song From Danny Boy to Irish Eyes. The serenade goes on. Then a husky voice is heard to say: “Make this your final stein,

March 2012 For St. Patrick’s Day is over, At it’s time, Gentlemen it’s time.” —Author Unknown Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Remember, “we ride so that children can walk!”

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

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hank God, it’s getting warmer. As displaced “Nutmegger’s,” Lady Sonja and I sure got used to Florida’s subtropical climates. The Potentate’s Ball on February 4 was another great affair, honoring Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° as our leader for 2012. The Oriental Band wishes him a successful year. The Oriental Band also wants to thank all that supported the fundraiser on February 10; it was a much-needed affair to keep the band going. We ask that the nobility make an effort to attend the Birthday Anniversary Dinner Dance on March 13. The Oriental Band will be sponsoring that affair.

In the sunshine department, we have several ladies and nobles who have taken ill. Jack Wakely, Bill Caraker, Lady Laurie Wakely, Lady Dee King and Lady Dorothy Eady, also Don and Mary Clements are recovering at home. We wish them all a speedy recovery. Remember: Support your Shrine, collect pulltabs and keep a child in your heart. Thought for the month: “In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principals, stand like a rock!

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

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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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Saturday March 3 2012

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

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ne of Shriners biggest public relations opportunities is our Annual Hospital Days fundraiser. This is a time when we have an opportunity to communicate one on one with the public. We greet them, we hear stories about their family being a Shriner or a family member or friend who was helped by one of our Shriners Hospitals for Children and we offer information about Shriners and our hospitals. The Hospital Days event this year, February 2-4, was co-chaired by Tim Kinchla and Bill Long who did an outstanding job of organizing the many nobles and

several of their ladies who spent hours in front of several retail outlets in our area accepting donations from the public to raise the funds to support the Sahib Transportation Fund. All those volunteers are to be congratulated for a job well done. If you were unable to volunteer this year, please consider doing so the next time we have a Hospital Days event. It really is very gratifying, rewarding and a wonderful PR opportunity to be discussing with the public the wonderful work done by Shriners and our hospitals.

Roadrunners by Dick Schmidt, ductdr08@aol.com

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he numbers for the calendar year 2011 are in for the Hospital Transportation Unit and are a mixed bag. The patient trips and driver hours are up but the income is down. Patient trips are defined as the number of patient appointments that are serviced by the Sahib Transportation Unit. A single driven van round trip to the hospital may include 1 to 3 patients. There were 361 Tampa Hospital patient trips not including 88 trips that were fully processed but ultimately canceled prior to the appointment. Patient trips that were out of our hospital region became patient flights. There

were 16 patient flights to six other Shriners Hospitals. Those flights went to Boston, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio, Galveston, Texas, Houston, Texas and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our three vans, two commercial and one mini, logged a total of 57,619 miles. There were no accidents and one incident involving the equipment. The incident involved a left tire blowout while traveling south on l-75 last April. The driver was Mario Bojsiuk of North Port. The van #2 with a wheelchair patient was traveling at 70 miles per hour in the center lane when the

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SAHIB REPORTER front of the vehicle dropped and pulled to the left. Mario was able to keep the van on a straight course under strained control. There were two large trucks in the curb lane and luckily, the second truck driver observed what was occurring and jammed on his brakes allowing Mario to get safely get to the berm. He was able to contact emergency road service, the tire was replaced by the spare and he was on his way. Those 57,619 safe miles and multiple patient contacts were professionally handled by Mario and our 30 other active drivers. The cost of doing business for the Transportation Unit this past year was 66% more than our income for the same period. The direct expenses were $57,300 and the income was $37,600. Regional transportation costs were $25,900, out-of-region cost was $22,000 and the balance was administrative costs. The three vehicles mechanically performed very well for the year requiring only the normal routine maintenance. Van #1 received a new full set of tires with alignment at a cost of around $600 for the single largest equipment expense.

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The Hospital Transportation Fund is a legitimate charity with all donations being fully deductible. All of our collected money and donations are used for the operation of hospital transportation. The Hospital Transportation Fund does not share monies with any other accounts, groups or clubs. Tell your family, friends and neighbors that a check or money order can be made out to Sahib Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund and mailed or carried to the Sahib Shriners Accounting Department. Cash or credit card donations should be handled with the Accounting Department directly. Tiger Tim and Wild Bill, you guys made the Hospital Days All-Star Team. We appreciate your bulldog efforts and Thank You. Featured Drivers for March - Dorwin Pulford of Bradenton, Port Huron, Michigan, Florida in 1974, Shriner in 1975, Shriner of The Year in 2010, Manatee Lodge No. 31. Jim Gates of North Port, Tiffin Ohio Lodge No. 77, Zenobia Shrine in 1989, Florida in 2008

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

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hat a great Sahib Potentate’s Ball. If you missed it, you missed a good one. Thanks to all those who made the weekend the very best. March will be another busy month starting with the March 3 Hillbilly Hoedown. March 4 is Pancake Breakfast and the Bloodmobile, help if you can. March 8 is the Imperial Potentate’s Visitation. Be sure to wear your club or unit attire. Let’s show off our Shrine.

March 10 is the Banjo Band concert. Get your tickets from Marylou by calling her at (941) 366-4449 ext 320. March 11, set your clocks “forward one hour”; it’s Daylight Saving time. March 14 Sahib Day at Tampa Bay Downs, the bus leaves Sahib at 10:00 a.m. Again, you can call Marylou. This will be a great trip and lots of fun.

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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.

March 17 wear your “green” and plan on coming to the Shrine for St. Patty’s Day Dinner with your favorite Lassie. Make reservations. If you can help with the Sarasota County Fair contact Fred Phillips. His email address is FPhill7501@aol.com. Your help is needed. Don’t forget the Sahib Shrine Circus is coming and we need each and every one of you to help with ticket and ad sales. This is one of “our” money making events, so ask your neighbors and friends to go with you to the Shrine Circus. What a deal, you can make some $$ for your club or unit by selling Ads. Ask those stores and shops you

go to if they would like to have an ad in our Shrine Circus book, I bet they will be “happy” you did. Membership, Membership, Membership! The Spring Ceremonial is just a month away and we need your help! Ask your Masonic friends and neighbors to join you in the greatest fraternity in North America and I bet they will “thank you.” So why is a car’s windshield so large and the rear view mirror is so small? Because our past is not as important as our future. So, look ahead and move on. Stay healthy and remember those who are not!

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

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very busy time for all! I am in the middle of Yearbook completion, membership, and several other projects and am looking for a break soon! Sandy says I’m too old for the pace I’m keeping but so far, no problem! I still power walk three miles each morning and all the joints are working! We are looking forward to a visit from our son soon and we’ll break then. I was honored to represent you as guest speaker at Noble Bob Werners’ (Banjo Band) Sunrise Rotary Club. They were a great group and very interested in what we Shriners are and do. I gave them the full program of who, what, why, when, where and how and I think we made a few new friends. Our temple

has a lot of great PR materials so I made a folder for each Rotarian along with membership materials including our new membership pocket wallet. Maybe we will find a candidate or two in the group. I also took materials of Daughters of the Nile and Ladies Oriental Shrine as there are several women members in the Rotary group. These, too, were very well received. Maybe they also will have some interested callers. I guess I did okay! They didn’t boo or throw rolls at me!! As an aside, I hadn’t done any public speaking for our Brotherhood for several years and I really en. . .continued on page 26

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Sahib Shrine Trust Fund “The Permanent Building Fund”

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

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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.

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SAHIB REPORTER . . .continued from page 23 Oriental Guide’s notes joyed it! If you are desperate to fill a speakers slot in any of your other memberships, give me a call! If you didn’t make the Rusty Mason Night, you missed a wonderful review of all of our Masonic ritual. As usual, our Past Masters did a great job and all participants went away with a renewed awareness and appreciation of our Craft. Spring is on the way and our outings and picnics will be starting up. Make sure you join us at the best temple in Shrinedom for fun and fellowship. Bring a friend! Our membership wallet that I distributed is circulating throughout our area. I carry a couple at all times and they are well received by all. I even passed them to interested spectators at the Shrine Bowl Game! Do you have one? If so, give it to a friend who should be a Shriner and invite him to join us! Need more or want one? See me at Sahib!

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I would be remiss in my credits if I didn’t recognize Assistant Rabban Rocky Kearney and Lady Wendy for the superb job they did for the East/West Shrine game. They coordinated the pick up and transportation of all players and coaches from the airport to the hotel and returned them to their planes at the close of the week! It was a great job of scheduling and organization. They have already been appointed by Imperial to do the job next year. Couple this with our bus trip and tailgate party they arranged and you have a super feat! Sandy and I, along with many other Sahib folks, volunteered to help and had a wonderful time meeting and greeting the players as they come in. They brought great credit to themselves and to Sahib by their actions; a sincere tip of the Fez to them! Remember - Membership is our #2 job! Our motto: each one gets one! Replace yourself! Enough for now, if I can help you in any way, give me a call. (941) 488-4363. I’ll see you at the temple.

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

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here are so many things going on here at Sahib and hardly enough time or resources to take part in or enjoy all of them. But isn’t it great to have this great facility readily available for us, our friends and neighbors? Whether it is for our meetings, eat-

ing, entertainment of all kinds, or just good fellowship, it’s all right here at Sahib. And compared to outside restaurants, nightclubs and theaters the price is not unreasonable. I know there is room for improvement but I mention these things because we

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(941) 927-8740 or Toll-Free (877) 856-9871 Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


March 2012

SAHIB REPORTER don’t always appreciate all the amenities and services we have here at Sahib. We are fortunate indeed that our leadership has managed to keep our doors open and that we can honestly say support to our Shriners Hospitals for Children has been unwavering. But help is needed on an ongoing basis and we are in a good position to provide some of that help if we all work together. In other Reporter articles, you can find a number of ways to support your unit, Sahib and our hospitals. A few that come to mind are: Circus Mom & Dad program: Participation in this program in recent years has been pitiful. Support of this program helps fill the circus tent with children every year. It is truly a wonder to see those seats filled with all the wide-eyed children. Hopefully some of you may have some ideas to rejuvenate this program. Talk to the Circus chairman or bring your thoughts to the next Unit Council meeting. Circus Ads: You can help the Circus program and your unit by selling these ads. If all units made a

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concerted effort, this could be a highly successful project. Reporter Ads: Read the February Reporter editor’s notes to learn how your unit and Sahib can benefit. Sarasota County Fair: This may be the biggest opportunity this year to make money for your units, enjoy the comradery, interact with the public, visit the attractions, enjoy some tempting foodstuffs, and help out your unit or club financially and all the while you’ll have some fun. The work is easy (you can sit most of the time) and your lady can sign up to work with or without you, as desired. Shifts are 2.5, 4.5, 5.5, and 6.5 hours in duration. Sign up for as few or as many shifts as you like. See schedule openings at <http://sahibshrine.org/2012countyfairsched.pdf>. Contact one of the following to sign up or get details: Fred Phillips: 951-9933, Fphill7501@aol.com, or Bill Batten, batten1@juno.com. I hope to see you at the Fair 16-25 March.

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

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he Circus is coming! The Circus is coming! I can’t say it enough. The excitement is building to a feverish pitch. Since last month, there have been a few changes in our venue. The property at Fruitville Road and I-75 is not workable according to the producer. The cows now occupying the space have been too well fed and the result is a health situation that cannot be cleaned enough for “our kids.” We will be back at the Fraternal Order of Police lot across Circus Blvd from the Shrine. This works very well as the Clowns can use the back of the Sahara Lounge for “Clown Alley” and all of us can have access to indoor plumbing. We will have the portables for the Circus attendees. This month you will be getting your special discount vouchers in the mail. These aren’t actual tick-

ets because we don’t know which show you would like to attend. Instead, you may exchange them at the Shrine or if you send your payment in, you may request to pick up your tickets at the box office at the Circus. Either way, your support for this major fundraiser for the Shrine is greatly needed. I thank all of those that have responded to the Circus Dad and Circus Mom campaign to allow about 1400 schoolchildren to attend the Circus at no charge to them. It is not too late to get listed on the page of honor. Contact the Circus office. As we presented last month, we need your help in promoting the Circus by getting groups to attend and by selling ads for the program book. This is an opportunity to help your club or unit, help the Shrine, and have some fun.

Hospital Days in 2012 by Tim Kinchla, Co-Chairman Hospital Days, kinch945@yahoo.com

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ell Hospital Days are now behind us and unofficially, it seems that Sahib has raised roughly $23,000, at this moment. There are a couple of groups/ units that have not reported in at this writing. Kudos to all that participated! Many collectors expressed real pleasure in meeting the public and we have heard things that were very positive, not only with their involvement, but also the response from the general public. Numerous reports were received from nobles and their ladies regarding stories that were shared by many donors about their children, grandchildren, nieces and neph-

ews that had be treated at our Shriners Hospitals for Children and how those patients were healed, given the opportunity to walk and had their facial deformities repaired. Many nobles and their ladies found out that it is okay to bring a chair for your scheduled time at “Publix.” A number of participating nobles expressed to me, “we collected more money that we did last year and if we had had a second site, who knows how much the public would have given us.” This was GREAT! Final accounting will be by the end of the month. Watch for your next Reporter.

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SAHIB REPORTER

March 2012

Sahib Shrine Summer Ceremonial April 27-28, 2012

Schedule and Program of Events James DeBolt – 1st Ceremonial Master – Chairman

FRIDAY EVENING April 27, (Coat & tie for men, smart casual for ladies) 6:00 p.m. Candidates class photos 6:45 p.m. Nobility seated 7:00 p.m. Oriental Band performs while candidates are seated Announce Class Honoree 7:15 p.m. First Section of Ceremony (open to the public) 8:30 p.m. Fezzing Ceremony 8:45 p.m. Closing Refreshments to follow SATURDAY MORNING and AFTERNOON, April 28, (Business casual for men - no jeans or shorts, smart casual for ladies) 6:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Candidates & ladies have coffee & danish Vehicle leaves promptly for Tampa Hospital Parade of Units and Clubs Men enter Main Hall for Moslem Feast Ladies enter Sahara Room for cocktails & luncheon 1:00 p.m. Hospital Patient introduced to Candidates 1:15 p.m. Ladies will join Candidates for “Building of The Arch”

Special

Moslem Feast Nobles Only Main Hall Saturday, April 28 11:45 a.m. Baked Chicken Baked Beans Cole Slaw Rolls & Butter Dessert Iced Tea / Coffee $7:00 per person

Ladies’ Luncheon Sahara Rooms Saturday, April 28 11:45 a.m. Chicken Salad Crepes w/Sherry Supreme Sauce Served with Tomato An Array of Fresh Fruit Rolls/Butter Vanilla Ice Cream topped w/Crème de Mint. Iced Tea / Coffee $14.00 per person Call Sherri for Reservations at 366-4449 Ext. 300 (No advance tickets sold— pay at the door.)

Class Honoree TBA

Proceeds are for the benefit of Sahib Shriner activities. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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SAHIB REPORTER

March 2012

Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter George Dickson, Jr. – In Memory of Doug Jordan Manatee Ladies Shrine Club

Sahib Shriners Building Fund

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he Sahib Shrine Building Fund is for the improvement, replacement and expansion of equipment, furnishings and upkeep of the building and grounds. How can you help? We need funds for the above Do you know? We can’t do any of these improvements until we have money! Do we need these improvements? Look at our Shrine building. The answer is YES!

Please send your contribution to the Sahib Shrine Building Fund NOW! Those of you who have contributed, we thank you and hope you will continue to do your part for this worthy cause. —From TBA, Building Fund Chairman

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

(Please Print) Samples for lettering: 1. John F. Doe 2. John F. Doe and Lady Mary 3. Mary F. Doe in memory of John Date: ___________ Signature: ____________________________ Address: _______________________________________________ City: _________________________ State: ___ Zip: __________ Send and make checks payable to: Sahib Shrine (Building Fund), 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232

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

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

– – – – –

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

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

– – – – –

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

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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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

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VENICE SHRINE CLUB

ALL MASONS AND NOBLES WELCOME! Meets 3rd Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at the South Venice Yacht Club 4425 Yacht Club Drive Contact: Nick Mulig

President 493-1958 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB REPORTER

March 2012

Contributions to the 100 Million Dollar Club Kermit Green

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 Frank Metheny Commodore

ZIP _________

Email: frank@methenymotorsports.com Phone: 966-4668

Col. Dwight N. Ridgeway, President Phone:721-7792

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Email: dnridgeway@tampabay.rr.com


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SAHIB SHRINERS SPEAKER BUREAU NEEDS YOU TO HELP US TELL THE STORY 1. Schedule your clubs and organizations so we may educate more of the public about the Shriners Hospitals for Children. 2. Schedule your Masonic groups so we may speak about the Shrine, its hospitals and the importance of keeping our Masonic families united and growing. Contact Chairman: Harold Eady Phone: 351-7860 Email: hjeady@comcast.net SPEAKER BUREAU MEMBERS Hugh Quigley; Edmund Campbell, Jr.; James Trefrey, Jr.; Bob Somerville; Anthony Vignocchi

Sahib 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 JANUARY 2012 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – December 2011 Gains: Affiliated 0 Restored 3 Associates 2 Creations 1 Reversal 0 6 Losses: Demits 2 Deaths 10 AMD 0 Suspended 0 Resigned 0 12

1,454

1,460

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.

Eric Von Scheven

William Evans

Frederick Beardsley

James Ritchie

Barton Forsyth

Joe Guttenberg

David Barnhizer

O. W. Cox

James Border

Robert Sechrist

1,448 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB REPORTER

March 2012

SAHIB SHRINERS THURSDAY LUNCHEONS March Master of Ceremony

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

March 1 ............. To be announced March 8 ............. Imperial Potentate’s Official Visit March 15 ............. National Sojourners March 22 ............. To be announced Connie Jacobi High Priest & Prophet

March 29 ............. 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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SAHIB REPORTER

March 2012

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

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ow, that’s all I can say about this past month. Even though you are reading this in March, it is written at the end of January. My first month as your treasurer has been a massive learning experience. Not so much on the accounting or financial picture, but about the Sahib Shrine as a whole. I thought it might be interesting for you to know and helpful for our fraternity as you realize the facts. First fact is that our budget to operate our Shrine is getting close to a million bucks. While budgets are merely estimates for the future, your Divan has put a lot of time and research into the figures and they have been close in the past. Where some areas fell short of the objectives last year, (circus, unit donations, Shrine fundraisers and hospital transportation days), others were able to exceed their goals (Bingo and restaurant/bar). In the final run, it was good stewardship by all that kept us afloat for the year. We must continue to turn off lights in vacant rooms, turn down heat and air conditioning where possible, conserve supplies, maintain property and equipment and care for our building as if it were our own home. It is! Secondly, our building is thirty years old. That’s like two hundred and ten in dog years. Seriously, this means that we have to prepare for major replacements and repairs in the future. Our building fund has fallen short in the past year as the Divan did a great job of bringing the appearance of the Shrine

back to where we can all be proud. We no longer have the “Camel Herder Unit” that gave of their time and effort to do a lot of this work in the past. It means another expenditure. Thirdly, our dues only cover about one tenth of our budget. Think about your home, or your place of worship, and the impact of such a low percentage of operating capital coming from your salary or giving. You would need to have a garage sale every weekend just to stay afloat. Soon you would run out of stuff to sell and then the wolves come hunting. I hope you can see the importance of the fundraisers we use to try to bridge the gap. I ask you to visit our restaurant for a meal, participate in a picnic, enjoy the food and fellowship of the “birthday/ anniversary” dinner dance, attend one of the many special shows and dinners, or just drop by and have a chat over lunch with your brother nobles. Lastly, for now, remember the mission of our great fraternity is for the kids. This past month we had our Hospital Days. Our biggest budget shortfall last year was the transportation expenses versus revenue. Some Shrine clubs or units schedule several “Hospital Days” campaigns through the year. Suggest this at your next club meeting. May the coming of spring bring you all good health and happiness. Support your Blue Lodge.

Sahib Shrine

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

Lunch

11:30 a.m.

Featuring

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

The Sahib Concert Band

Thursday, April 12 $14.00 per person (incl. tax & tip) Tickets maybe purchased in advance on Thursdays at the Sahib Shrine. Reservations need to be made by April 5. You may pick up your tickets at the door.

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

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

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Clowns

Special Election to be held at the March Stated meeting for:

by Ian Grant, igrant1938@gmail.com

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ell it’s been a busy January and February since we last spoke. Always lots to do setting up new skits and gigs. As with other units, we are harassed with health problems that add wrinkles to our plans. Our Hospital Days at Sam’s was a big success, collection just under $1,800 in two days. Boy, the stories we were told of how we have helped our communities. Always a pleasure to have Master Clown Junior visit us on January 30. We are presently assigning our Clowns to help out with the Sarasota County Fair. Deciding on what to do for the up coming circus in March took a lot of work, but we are on track, and will do a bang-up job. As usual, OK-OK and Checkers have been on hand for the monthly Sunday morning pancake breakfasts. Remember, if you want to join or at least see what we do, you are welcome every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Shrine. Take care and God bless to all our children we serve.

Finance Committee: Two openings for 2 years. Operating Trust: One opening for 3 years.

Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canister Report January 2012 Noble

Location

Club/Unit

Amount

Johnson, Chickie

Hillbillies

Hillbillies

Osbourne, Gene

Hungry Howies - Rt 70 Creekwood BP Gas Station - Creekwood Crossing

Mariners Mariners

Osganian, George

Kentucky Fried Chicken - Palmetto Kentucky Fried Chicken - Rt 301 & US 41 Kentucky Fried Chicken - SR 64 & I75 Kentucky Fried Chicken - 63rd & 15th St. W Hungry Howies - Desoto Mall Hungry Howies - Palmetto Hungry Howies - 59th & Cortez Hungry Howies - Ellenton

MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC

Ruggiero, Les

Subs-R-Us Family Deli - 3605 Lockwood R. D.G. Hardware - 4231 S.Tamiami Trl. D.G. Hardware - 3170 Bee Ridge R. D.G. Hardware - 2881 Clark Rd. D.G. Hardware - 206 Shopping Ave. D.G. Hardware - 8333 N. Lockwood Ridge D.G. Hardware - 3371 17th St.

MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC

$18.00 $18.00 $30.69 $16.21 $46.90 $6.55 $17.94 $32.21 $12.43 $17.44 $61.27 $18.63 $57.02 $223.49 $8.51 $13.45 $44.25 $30.34 $5.16 $9.94 $26.57 $138.22 $14.36 $14.78 $13.47 $9.73 $52.34 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $31.47 $31.47 $510.42

. . .continued from page 7 Assistant Rabban’s notes at 6:00 p.m. and entertainment from 7-10:00 p.m. So are you bored and just sitting around the house? Turn off the TV call some friends, get out and have some fun. Half the fun is showing your non-Mason friends what a good time Shriners have. I will be at Assistant Rabban School from March 12-14 so that I can learn new ideas and rules to help me be a better leader at Sahib. For those that are not familiar with the schooling, there is an Oriental Guide school and an Assistant Rabban School. I was quite surprised on what I learned at Oriental Guide school and I’m really looking forward now to the Assistant Rabban seminar. When I’m in class, my Lady Wendy also attends classes. I know for sure she will pass, but cross your fingers for me. I love being a Shriner and am very thankful for all my friends at Sahib and the wonderful facility that we have. Don’t forget your Blue Lodge!

March 2012

Siff, Bruce J.

Paul's Restaurant - Wachula Taco Bell - Wachula Bowl of Fun - Wachula Double J Restaurant

Sommerville, Bob

Babe's Hardware North Port Jewelers Winn Dixie Alvaro's Restaurant

Nrth Prt SC Nrth Prt SC Nrth Prt SC Nrth Prt SC Total

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. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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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

March 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 Butch “Spanky” Power Clowns and/or Calliope available for Business Promotions, Parties, Picnics, etc.

For more information

Call 650-0705

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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Masonic Digest

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

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ow – March 2012 is here so look out for those March winds as time just goes fleeting by. Only two months left and then our Cortez Chapter #538 will once again go black till November. Let me tell you of some of the special things we are doing in March in addition to our regular weekly luncheons. On March 5, we will be holding our monthly auction at the end of our luncheon. Then on March 7 about 20 of us will be travelling to Myakka City to enjoy a guided tour of the Dakin Dairy Farms, including seeing how milk is processed and bottled, finding out how butter is made, touring the animal barn, feeding a baby calf, enjoying a hayride, watching a pig race, and yes getting a chance to taste some of their delicious milk, etc. Afterward we will finish by having lunch together at the farm. Then on March 10, many of us will be enjoying an exciting evening by attending Sahib’s great Banjo Band Concert as a group. Finally, on March 16 (Friday) we will have our annual picnic out on Bradenton Beach. David Gardner, our auctioneer, John Sutterley, our current club president, as well as all the rest of us would love to see you among our participants. The funds received from the auctions are used to subsidize our summer picnic out on the island. Come to a meeting so you can be eligible to be included. Last year we had 35 people enjoying all that goes with a

picnic and expect around the same number again this year. It is nice to get to try all the fabulous dishes brought by our members and guests. In last month’s issue of The Reporter, do you remember me talking about the Florida State High Twelve Day which took place in Leesburg last month? For those of you that were not with us, just want to let you know you missed a great day getting to visit with others on the ride up and back as well as delicious food, great entertainment, special happenings and watching as some prestigious awards were given out by Merv Harris (past Florida Hi-12 State president, past Hi-12 International president and a current trustee of the Wolcott Foundation) which included some of our own Cortez members. A Wolcott Century Certificate was given to Lewis (past Cortez club president) and Marilyn Peter, and a Certificate of Membership in the Wolcott Club to Bob Rodd (past Cortez club president and past Florida State president) for their “enthusiastic support of an Investment in the Future of Our Country”. Look for the next issue of The Reporter for additional information about the Wolcott Foundation and what it is about. We are averaging around 30 or more people at our luncheons and think you would find it worthwhile to come and check us out. Remember, to all of our activities your lady as well as ladies of deceased . . .continued on page 43

16th Annual Sahib Rusty Mason Night another great success!

The Sahib Rusty Mason Night on January 31 had over 120 Masons in attendance (32 not affiliated with a local Blue Lodge and 29 who are not Shriners,) here’s the great team that presented the program: (front l-r) Roy Wenninger, PM; Ken Latham Jr. PM; Derl Smith, PM; RH Ron Baber, District Instructor; RW John Horne Jr, District Deputy Grand Master; WM Mike Grimes; WM James Gillett; Paul Alvarez; (back row l-r) Justin Stack; Mike Cripps, PM; John Wermann, PDDGM; Earl Dennis, PM; Fred Ellis, PM; Rocky Kearney, PM; Gene Black, PM; Allen Sorbie, PM; Les Ruggerio; Joe Goggin, PM; Martin Horowitz, PM; Bob Pedersen, PM; Jerry Goacher, PDDGM (event producer); WM Scott Budwitz; Eric West, PDDGM; Barry Hart, PM and (not in picture) Frank Albinson, PDDGM, Degree Work Coordinator.

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SAHIB REPORTER . . .continued from page 42 High Twelve Club Cortez Hi-12 members are always welcome (H) (941) 776-0937 or (Cell) (941) 920-5247. Don’t forget we

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close down at the end of April. In fact several of our snowbirds will be starting to leave over the next few weeks. Come say hello to them before they do. If you have questions, please contact me or any other member of Cortez Hi-12 Club # 538.

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

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ore questions on religion and Masonry. The question of Morals and Dogma brings up an important point. Anti-Masonic writers are forever “discovering” something they find shocking in Albert Pike’s book, largely because they don’t understand what kind of book it is. Pike was attempting the almost impossible task of surveying and condensing the whole history of human thought in philosophy into one volume. He writes about the things which were believed in ancient Egypt. China, Persia—all over the world. It’s easy to take a paragraph out of context - as one writer does with Pike’s comment about the ancient Egyptian belief in Osiris - and then insist that Masons teach and believe that all good comes from Osiris. But a history lesson is not a statement of theology.

Some of the anti-Masonic writers seem almost to deliberately twist things to make them say what they want. As an example, the same writer takes a passage in which Pike is contrasting the immortality of the soul with the temporary nature of earthly things. To illustrate the impermanence of the body as opposed to the soul, Pike notes that, when we die, our bodies resolve again into the earth. The minerals of which it was composed may scatter far. Those minerals may be picked up again by the roots of plants, grown into food, and be eaten by other men. This, the antiMasonic writer suggests, is pagan Masonic communion—eating the dead! A simple illustration is destroyed into a cannibal feast (to be continued in the April 2012 issue)

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

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o you know who Adoniram was? The name Adoniram in Hebrew means, “The Lord has exalted.” Who was this man? Adoniram was the son of Abda and lived during the Tenth Century B. C. The first reference to him is found in 2nd Samuel 20: 24, when King David appointed him the receiver of taxes. He was also responsible for organizing and superintending the forced labor for the royal building programs. He continued in this position under King Solomon seven years later. Masonic tradition, centered around the building of King Solomon’s Temple, places Adoniram in an influential position. In 1st Kings 5:14, it is stated that Solomon had a work force of 30,000 from the Israelites and that he sent them in groups of 10,000 a month to work on Mt. Lebanon and he placed Adoniram over these men as their superintendent. Based on this passage it has been deduced that Adoniram was the architect of the Temple. There is a group who believes that Hiram Abif had this office, but still believes Adoniram had an important role in the construction of the Temple.

In our Scottish Rite degrees we see that during the construction of the Temple Adoniram was appointed to take Hiram Abif’s place following his death. Adoniram’s actions throughout the degrees represent the finest example of fidelity and honor. He was believed to have been the first to receive the degree of Master Architect and, with the superior knowledge and skill gained, was well suited to replace Hiram Abif. Adoniram remained faithful through the years of King Solomon’s reign and into the reign of Rehoboam while continuing in the same position. When the Israelites revolted due to the oppression of the regime, Adoniram was stoned to death while doing his job of collecting taxes for the king. To find out more about Adoniram look at the 4th, 5th, 8th, 12th, 13th and 22nd degrees or the following Bible passages : 2nd Samuel 20:24, 1st Kings 4:16, 5:14, 12” 18-19, 2nd Chronicles 10:18. Remember the Scottish Rite meeting on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. for a suggested donation of $9. Scottish Rite Reunion is scheduled for Saturday May 12 and Saturday May 19. Let’s get those petitions in.

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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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

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

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his is the last article I will be writing for the Reporter as Queen of Nyla Temple. It has been a wonderful year with many memories; all Ladies of the Household made it so. We have had good sessions, a successful trip to Supreme Session in Tampa, and time to enjoy the special lessons we learn each month when we have our ceremonials. The members of Sahib are to be congratulated for supporting us whenever they could. You were gracious to attend the installation of Supreme Officers in Tampa, the social we had in August in Venice and the banquet when the Supreme Queen paid us a visit in January. You are behind us and we appreciate it.

We put a Million Dollar plaque on the wall at Shriners’ Hospital for Children in Tampa. Please look for it on your next visit. We look forward to Nyla Temple succeeding in the future with the prospect of several new princesses. Anyone with relationships to a Mason or a Shriner is eligible. We look forward to hearing from you so you can join our temple. Best of luck to those who will lead in the future. We have a new queen who will be elected in March; and will succeed to the throne. Keep Nyla Temple growing.

Hospital Chairman Report by Jesus Cabalo, jc1925@comcast.net

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eriodically, I will be submitting news columns to the Sahib Reporter to help keep our nobles up to date on our Shriners Hospital for Children activities. Again, this past year has been very busy. During 2011, our volunteer Roadrunners transported 385 new patients and parents to and from our hospital which included 16 patients who were flown to other Shriner Hospitals for specialized care in Boston, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Chicago, Galveston, Houston and St. Louis. The Sahib Shrine services patients who reside in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and Desoto counties. During 2011, there were 1627 clinical appointments for our patients at the Tampa Shriner Hospitals. Total surgeries this past year were 64. We often receive praise from the patients and their families on the quality of service we are able to provide. One such letter (to the right) was received from one of our patient’s father. Comments such as this letter gives us “strong support and energy” for doing our volunteer work for the children who require the medical care provided by the Shriners Hospitals.

This newsletter was written prior to our Hospital Days collections February 2-4 and we hope it was a big success. We are in dire need to replenish the “Transportation Fund” to help us continue road and air transportation for our hospital patients.

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GULF SHRINE CLUB

March 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.


News from Tampa

Shriners Hospitals for Children® Cheer On East-West Shrine Game® Teams

All Services Provided Regardless of the Patients’ Ability to Pay Top college football players from across the country kicked off their week of festivities by visiting patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Tampa on Sunday, January 15, 2012. The East-West Shrine Game Player Visit was the first event of the week leading up to the 87th East-West Shrine Game on Saturday, January 21, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Fla. This event allowed the players and coaches of the game to experience first-hand what the EastWest Shrine Game is all about: helping the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The players and coaches arrived at the hospital on buses that were escorted by the Florida Associate of Shrine Motor Corps and Widows Sons motorcycle groups. When they entered the hospital, the Board of Governors for the Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Tampa led the players through the Fishbowl while, patients, staff and volunteers cheered for them. Members of the Armwood High School Marching Band and Buccaneers cheerleaders also encouraged the players, creating a lively pep rally like atmosphere. Patient Ambassador Ben Carpenter also spoke to provide inspiration to the players and further illustrate the purpose of the game along with the coaches and members of our Shrine leadership. Players and coaches had the opportunity to interact with patients. They participated in a number of different activities including basketball, dancing, face painting, corn toss, golf and arts and crafts. Patients also were able to pose with players for pictures and receive autographs on donated footballs. The East-West Shrine Game Player Visit was a significant event for all that had the opportunity to attend. From the players to the patients to the volunteers, each individual played a part in ensuring the success of the event and its purpose of illustrating the meaning that the East-West Shrine Game is more than just a game.

Conditions Treated at the Tampa Hospital • Fracture care • Clubfoot & other foot deformities • Hip disorders • Limb deficiencies, deformities & length discrepancies • Hand & other upper-extremity problems • Spina bifida

• Scoliosis & other spinal deformities • Orthopaedic problems related to cerebral palsy & other neuromuscular conditions • Osteogensis imperfecta & other metabolic bone diseases

If you know of a child we can help, please call: Patient referral line (813) 866-7740 www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org


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Sahib Shriners Ladies Night Dinner Dance

Birthday & Anniversary Winners

February Birthday Winner

February Anniversary Winners

Steve Helin, Past Potentate

Noble Fred & Lady Marylou Ellis photos by Bud Glidden

Shriners float wins 2012 Tournament Volunteers' Award

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embers of our Imperial Divan had the opportunity to ride on the Shriners Hospitals for Children float in

the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade, along with our national patient ambassador Kate Hickman.

Our float was titled, “Soaring for Kids” and won the Tournament Volunteers' Award. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Our float was titled, “Soaring for Kids” and won the Tournament Volunteers' Award. The parade was televised on ABC, NBC, CBS and HGTV networks, and brought Shriners Hospitals for Children a tremendous amount of exposure. Also, the Grand Marshall of the parade, J.R. Martinez, was gracious enough to participate in a 30-second PSA about Shriners Hospitals for Children that aired during the broadcast. Martinez is an actor who was severely burned during his tour of duty in Iraq and is also known for his performances on the television program “Dancing with the Stars.” This year’s Tournament of Roses theme “Just Imagine…” celebrated the power of imagination, inspiration and determination to encourage people to reach higher and try harder. “The Tournament of Roses’ theme embodies the same spirit of hope and achievement—of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles and achieving more than believed possible—which our patients display every day,” said Douglas Maxwell, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children.


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Luncheon for Imperial Potentate’s Lady

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ll. Sir Michael Severe, Imperial Potentate and his Lady Patty will be visiting Sahib Shrine on Thursday, March 8. Ill. Sir Mike will be taking lunch with the nobles, and a ladies lunch is being planned by Chief Rabban’s Lady Stacey Lee Zurlo. The lunch will be served in our Sahara Room at 11:30 a.m. Event Coordinator Linda Glendinning is planning the decorations and table set-ups.All of the Divan ladies will be involved in the process with Lady Stacey Lee introducing First Lady Patty Severe. All ladies of the Shrine are invited and it certainly would be nice to have a crowd. Lady Sandy Scribner (941) 488-4363 and Lady Patti Gee (941) 981-5648 will be taking advance

reservations and the cost of the luncheon is $14 per person, which you will pay at the door as attendance is taken. If by chance you cannot attend, after making reservations, please call Sahib Shrine and cancel. Lady Patty Severe will be presenting her 20112012 fundraising program, “Stepping Forward Toward a Brighter Future,” focused on increasing awareness and fundraising for pediatric burn care education and training. We sincerely hope all Sahib ladies will enjoy their lunch , social time and a better understanding of our First Lady’s fundraiser.

Golf Cart Herders Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at Sahib by Malcolm H. Van Dyke II, Chief Golf Carts Herder, mhvdii@comcast.net

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riday, February 10 dawned cool and crisp with all the lights on at Sahib and balloons outside on the front portico driveway at 5:30 a.m. The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce chose to use the Sahib meeting and food capabilities for their first meeting of 2012. Seating inside the main meeting room was stunningly decorated for a cut-off maximum attendance figure of 430 attendees. The atrium was fully decorated and the outside registration tables were decorated with balloons and smiling registrars. The Provost Guard provided much needed traffic control and the King Pins and Aides and Greeters were everywhere doing what they do best. By personal request, the Potentate asked if he could have two golf carts for pickup and return of the guests. John Yoder and I were kept busy driving many folks both into the building for a 7:00 a.m. breakfast and back to their vehicles after their meeting. As most attendees came by themselves with one person per vehicle, our 210 parking spaces were soon maxed out. As Lake Sahib

was bone dry, the Provost Guard jammed packed and stuffed Lake Sahib with cars and trucks (see photo on page 9.) Then... we parked cars on both sides of Circus Blvd. When that filled up, we started row after row after row of vehicles on the Fraternal Order of Police grassy playing field across the street, where the circus will go. Finally... after almost filling the entire grassy area, vehicles stopped coming. WHY you ask? Because Restaurant Manager Gene Borkowski, the kitchen staff and our great wait staff operated a self-serve buffet style, 470 meals in one hour! Killer great breakfast food? Sorry you couldn’t be there, but yes... to die for. All the Sahib support team ate very well afterwards—Thank You! The Chamber staff and attendees were full of compliments. It blew their minds that they were being hand-delivered to our front door in executive golf carts. Another example of the Sahib golf cart fleet being utilized as it should be.

Have a “Fun” Day at Tampa Bay Downs by Bill Batten, Recorder Emeritus, batten1@juno.com

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n March 14, we will have “Fun” Day for Sahib nobles, ladies and friends at the Tampa Bay racetrack. Buses will depart from Sahib at 10:00 a.m. for this event. The cost per person is $49.00 which is all-inclusive. Transportation to and from Tampa, admission to the track, racing program, a private windowed dining area overlooking the finish line, private betting window, and a fabulous “all you can eat” grand buffet.

If you would like to join the group going this year, please contact Marylou Ellis at the Sahib Box Office, (941) 366-4449 ext 320. Leave a message on her voice mail and she will contact you for verification of your reservation. This has been a great time for all who attended in the past, come and join us!

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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 MARCH 2 10:00am 9:30am 11:30am 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

LOS Songbirds-CRA Sar-I Court Ceremonial - MH Sar-I Court Meeting - 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

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!

APRIL 1 8:00am 2 11:30am 11:30am 3 11:00am 4 7:00pm 6 10:00am 10 10:00am 6:00pm 11 12 11:00am 13 12:30am 16 12:01pm 7:30pm 17 10:30am 18 11:00am 20 10:00am 24 25 7:00pm 27 11:00am

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


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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 .......................... Jesus Cabalo 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 Power (650-0705) 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


March 2012

SAHIB REPORTER

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION ATTORNEYS AT LAW Garland & Padelford .............................. 11 Jack Wm. Windt ...................................... 19 BANKS Cadence Banking ..................... Back Page Iberia Bank, Jules Simon, VP ............... 19 BOOK PUBLISHER A2Z Pubilications, Adrian Krieg ............ 18 CPAs Terry L. Armentrout, CPA, PA ............... 22 Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A. ..... 24 Albert A. Haab, CPA Income Taxes. .... 13

FURNITURE - SALES Sleep King Inc., Bedroom Furniture .... 19 GOLF Peridia Golf & Country Club ................. 25 HOTELS Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conf. Ctr.. ...... 11 JEWELRY Diamond Vault, Ali Chokr.. ...................... 2 Impressions by Ron, Ron LeVene ....... 13 MARINE PRODUCTS Rhodan Marine/GPS Anchor ................ 10

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

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

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

MEDICAL ALERT First Response Monitoring, Tom Cunningham ................................ 26

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

OPTICIANS Optical Service ....................................... 34

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

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

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

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

CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ....... 34 CREMATION SERVICES ICS Cremation Society ............................ 11 FINANCIAL SERVICES Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart . 19 FUNERAL HOMES Farley Funeral Homes & Crematory .... 20 Toale Brothers Funeral Homes ............. 31

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

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

Shriners Day at Al Lang Field (Mar. 11) . 50 Shriners Hospital Contributions ........... 6 Speaker Bureau ...................................... 33 Stated Meetings ...................................... 6 Tampa Bay Downs (Mar. 14) ................ 37 Thursday Luncheons ............................. 34 Trust Fund ................................................. 24

SHRINE ORGANIZATIONS The “Q” .................................................... 22

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

SHRINE SUPPORTERS Purmort & Martin .................................... 34 SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION Banjo Band Concert (Mar. 10) .............. 23 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner/Dance 6, 48 Hillbilly Hoedown (Mar. 4) ..................... 21 Hospital Committee Report ................... 6 Johnny Cash Tribute (Mar. 2) ............... 41 Lodge Meeting Dates/Locations .......... 44 Masonic Digest ...................................... 42 Membership Petition .............................. 29 Million Dollar Club ................................. 32 Misty Creek Golf Special ....................... 31 MMRL Golf Tournament (April 21) ....... 39 Officers (Elected & Appointed) ............ 52 Recorder’s Report ................................. 33 Reporter Advertising Rates .................. 13 Sahib Bingo (Every Tuesday) .......... 20,35 Sahib Building Fund .............................. 30 Sahib Shrine Circus (April 13-15) ........... 16 Sahib Summer Ceremonial (April 27-28) 28 Sahib Unit leaders (w/ phone numbers) . 52 Sahib Unit News ...................................... 18 St. Pat’s Dinner (Mar. 17) ...................... 25 Shrine Club Directory ........................... 12 Shrine Club News ................................... 12 Shrine Club leaders (w/phone numbers) 12 Shriners & Ladies Luncheon (April 12) .. 36

NEW ADVERTISERS IN MARCH

LOST ADVERTISERS IN MARCH

Want to be a Reporter Booster? – See Page 17 Now become a Booster on the Web, go to http://sahibshrine.org/shop.htm

NEW MEMBERS ARE VITAL to SHRINEDOM’S very existence! New Nobles bring to

SAHIB SHRINE

New New New New New New New

ABILITIES LOYALTY FINANCES DEVOTION SINCERITY MANPOWER ENTHUSIASM

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

New Members Mean Much More than a Gain in Numbers or a Percentage Increase – THE Y ARE THEY SAHIB SSHRINE HRINE ’S C O NTINUED HRINE’S CO ON LIFE AND ACTI ACTIO


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SAHIB REPORTER Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Circus

March

6:00am Outside Rental - MH 1:05pm Shriners Day Al Lang Field, Daylight Savingsset ahead 1 hour

18

Sat 3

9:30am LOS Ceremonial - MH 11:30am LOS Meeting - MH 7:00pm Johnny Cash & June Carter Show M/H

9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting 4:00pm Hillbilly Hoedown

REPORTER DEADLINE

5

11

Fri 2

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

April 13 -15

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

Thu 1

Sahib Shrine

4

March 2012

10:00am Zenobia Shriners-MH 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

6

7

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

12 Assistant Rabban Seminar 13 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

19

7:00pm Bar Bingo 7:30pm CLOWNS

8

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

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

Oriental Guide Seminar 10:00am Outside Rental (Ohio) - MH 7:00pm Lobsterfest (Tentative)

16

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

Oriental Guide Seminar 10:00am Arcadia Rodeo Parade 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

23

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

24

11:00am-3:00pm GM Luncheon

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

30

31

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

Bahia Ball 8:00am LOS Installation - MH Palmetto Parade (Tentative)

Potentates Spring Cruise

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

2

3

4

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

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

7:00pm Oriental Band

5

6

9

10

11

12

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

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

7:00pm Oriental Band 7:30pm Mariners - Conf A

10:00am Provost Guard - CRA 10:00am Greeters - CRA 11:00am Nobles and Ladies Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00pm Big Band Dance

7

12:45pm Stated meeting 1:30pm Aides - CRA 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH 5:00pm Big Band Dance

9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting

REPORTER DEADLINE

8 Easter

13

14

12:30am LOS Meeting - MH

Hadji Potentate Ball 9:00am Outside Rental - MH

Sahib Shrine Circus

15

16

April

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

17

18

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

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

19

20

21

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

Marzuq Potentate Ball 5:00pm-12:00am Outside Rental

Sahib Shrine Circus

22

23

24

9:00am Pageant - MH

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

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

25 5:00pm Candidates Cocktail Party 7:00pm LOH - CRA

26

27

28

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

11:00am Ceremonial Ladies Luncheon

Sahib Spring Ceremonial

29

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

Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


March 2012

SAHIB REPORTER

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