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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

March 2012

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.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

March 2012  

Sahib Reporter

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