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The

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

Reporter 2011 Dromedary Award Winner

Volume 31, Number 4

Sarasota, Florida

April

Shriners Having Fun &

13-15 27-28

Helping Kids

1 5 7 10 12

May

2-5

King Pin Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 a.m., 40 Stated Meeting, 12:45 p.m., 6 Club/Unit Head Meeting, 9:00 a.m. Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m., 6 Nobles & Ladies Luncheon, w/Concert Band, 11:00 a.m., 21 Sahib Shrine Circus, 16 Spring Ceremonial, 28-29 FSA Convention - Ft. Myers

April 2012

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


Sahib Shrine Restaurant & Lounge APRIL 2012 Lunch 11 AM – 2 PM Lounge 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Friday 11:00 am till… Appetizers ½ dozen Chicken Wings $3.95 Dozen Chicken Wings $6.95 served hot, mild or Bar B Q with celery and bleu cheese

Onion Ring Basket Chicken Tenders

$4.95 $7.95

french fries & honey mustard sauce

Combos Low Calorie Plate

$6.95

8 oz ground beef patty with cottage cheese and fresh fruit

Soup and 1/2 Sandwich

$4.75

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

Western Omelet

$5.95

with fresh fruit

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

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

Chicken Salad Sandwich

$4.95

with chips

Tuna Salad Sandwich

$4.95

with chips

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

$4.75 $3.95 $4.50 $3.95

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

$2.50 $2.00 $8.95 $8.95 $6.95

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

Tuesday Evening CLOSED

Wednesday Evening 5 PM till 7:30 PM Prime Rib Night $12.95 With Baked Potato, Vegetable, Choice of Soup or Salad **Appetizers and Sandwiches available** Reservations Please: 366-4449

HILLBILLY BUFFET-THURSDAY’S Serving 5:00 to 7:00 PM $8.50 PER PERSON April 5 Ham April 12 Salisbury Steak April 19 Pot Roast April 26 Baked Chicken Includes: Fried green tomatoes, fried fish, potatoes, beans, coleslaw, gravy, biscuits, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea

Friday Evening 5 PM till 7:30 PM All Dinner entrees are served with your choice of potato or rice, chef choice of vegetable, and soup or salad (dinners only) Boneless Chicken Breast $ 9.95 Twin Tenderloins $12.95 Pan fried with Monterey Jack cheese, mushrooms, tomato New York Sirloin Steak $10.95 6 oz. Maine Lobster Tail $14.95 With drawn butter Grouper Sandwich $ 8.95 Lettuce, Tomato, Tartar, French Fries Reuben Sandwich $ 8.95 Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss cheese **ASK ABOUT THE CHEF’S SPECIAL**

Soup of the Day Cup Bowl

$2.50 $3.75

Soda $1.00

Coffee/Tea $1.00

“Dinner Reservations Encouraged” 941-366-4449


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SAHIB REPORTER

The Reporter The Official Monthly Publication of

Sahib Shriners A.A.O.N.M.S. 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34232 Phone: (941) 366-4449 FAX: (941) 366-8578 Email: sahib3@juno.com Web: http://sahibshrine.org

Editor-in-Chief Gary Schweinshaupt Phone: (941) 356-5381

Email: garysch@trowel.com Staff Writer Malcolm Van Dyke II Phone: (941) 955-6483. Email: mhvdii@comcast.net Staff Photographers Sarasota County Malcolm Van Dyke II Phone: (941) 955-6483. Email: mhvdii@comcast.net Manatee County Bob Rodd Phone: (941) 776-0937 Email: roddbobkat@aol.com

Staff Assistant Bobbi Schweinshaupt The Reporter is dedicated to promoting the interests of Sahib Shriners, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Shrine Burns Institutes and the Sahib Shrine Clubs and Units and Freemasonry. DEADLINE All materials for publication must be submitted to the Sahib Shriners office no later than the first Thursday of the month for publication in the following month. Text and images produced using computers may be submitted via email or on a PCcompatible floppy diskette or CD. Text should be submitted in ASCII format or in a commonly-used word processor format. Photos, floppy diskettes or CDs from units or clubs will be returned to writer. Sahib Shriners disclaim any liability from any loss or damages resulting from articles, opinions, statements or representations expressed or implied in this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without permission in writing from the publisher, except by other Shriner publications. Requests for reproduction should be addressed to Sahib Shriners. Copyright © 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

April 2012

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

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nce upon a time a man lived whose name was Sir Nowyufff Dunnit. He had invented a unique medicine, called “Juniorite.” He advertised his invention in magazines and newspapers, saying, “Don’t grow old! Take Juniorite and be young again!” So it happened that Lord and Lady Dunnit became parents of a baby, who, instead of being a baby, was born an old man of ninety. Lord Dunnit had taken too much Juniorite. The baby, born at ninety, soon became eighty then seventy and sixty and every ten years the baby grew younger. Eventually the child was ten and five and then without teeth or hair and could only cry and squeal. Juniorite was a big success. It had made time run backwards. When we think about that, would we like it? The Creator of time designed us to go forward, not backward. Life is made to move beyond what was, to what will be.

Our hopes are always in the future. Nature follows that pattern. Spring follows winter. Flowers begin to blossom and days become longer. Easter always looks to the future. It symbolizes light out of darkness. When we become Masons in that third degree, we are “raised.” We are pointed in a new direction. It is like a resurrection from the past. Easter is our time to feel confident about the future. “He who was dead is alive.” That is our faith. God does not stop when we stop. The resurrection is a testimony to the continuity of life. So, may the Risen Christ bring to us a blessing of confidence and hope for the future. And, those who celebrate Passover, may them be ever grateful for the One who rose up to bring freedom to an enslaved people. A Happy Easter and a Happy Passover to one and all.

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

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hat do young Shriners want? I have been in many discussions over the years with nobles my age and older, and they always are able to come up with a long list what they think young Shriners want. Whatever it is, it most assuredly isn’t what I have discussed with my Brothers over the years, for if we were right, and implemented any of these ideas, they don’t seem to have worked, as we still have problems recruiting younger nobles, and when we do initiate younger men, they often don’t stay around very long. If they don’t stay around very long, isn’t it obvious they are not getting what they wanted from being a Shriner? I suspect they are often uncomfortable declaring their desires, their disappointments and their frustrations with what they find at Sahib. And what do they do? They

quietly stop appearing at meetings and simply slip off the rolls. They return to our communities outside the temple disheartened with the Shrine, and—unfortunately for the fraternity—they will often share their disappointments with their friends. Sadly, they then join a group of Shriners as diverse as Shrinedom itself: unfulfilled Shriners. I relate this subject not to just lament over a failure, but to ask all young Sahib Shriners (or any dissatisfied Shriner) who reads this, to please discuss what has disheartend you with being a member of Sahib with nobles you know, or any noble who will listen (I’ll listen)—please communicate with us, we need your input. Tell us what we need to do to enhance your experience, so you will be heartened by your participation at Sahib.

Photo on Page 1: Imperial Potantate Michael G. Severe with Sahib Potentate Charles M. Levan, 33° 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!


April 2012

SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate’s Notes

Nobles, The Sarasota County Fair has come and gone, the nobles and ladies have returned from their cruise of the Eastern Caribbean. It is Circus Time! Come out and enjoy the Circus. See the faces of happy children as they watch the clowns perform their hilarious antics. Thrill at the daring aerialists, acrobats and other entertainers performing their maneuvers flawlessly under the Big Top! See the trained animals. Listen to the Circus band playing the Grand March of the performers. Be a kid again. It is also Ceremonial time. This month we will create several new nobles and showcase our Shrine to the community. There is still time to get petitions in for the Ceremonial. Share the fellowship and camaraderie with your fellow Master Masons. Help them experience what it is to be a Shriner. Support the “World’s Greatest Philanthropy,” Shriners Hospitals for Children. Next month we prepare for the Florida Shrine Association annual meeting in Fort Myers. See you all there. Yours in the Faith,

Charles M. Levan, 33°, Potentate

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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April 2012

SAHIB SHRINERS

“SPRING SWING”

PRESENTED BY THE

MANATEE SHRINE CLUB

LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE W ith Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, April 10 • Social Hour – 6:00 p.m.

Dinner – 7:00 p.m.

• Dancing – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with “John & Tony” • Choice of Entree: Braised Lamb Shank w/Mint Jelly Coconut Fried Shrimp

Tickets: $19.50 per person, includes sales tax and gratuity Purchase Ticket Reservations in Advance a Must! Nobles – Fez , Jacket and Tie Ladies – Commensurate attire No Ticket Sales after the Preceding Thursday Box Office: 366-4449, ext. 320 Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Shriner’s Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE CONTRIBUTIONS TO SHRINERS HOSPITALS

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

Total Year To Date 1,290.00 2,241.00 100.00 .00

February $ 425.00 $ 461.00 .00 .00 $

886.00

$

3,631.00

APRIL 2012 ST ATED MEETING STA THURSDAY NOON April 5, 2012

• • • • • •

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

* $TBD Retained for The Sahib Hospital Transportation Fund.

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL COMMITTEE REPORT

MAY 2012 ST ATED MEETING STA

Jesus Cabalo, Hospital Chairman

WEDNESDAY NIGHT May 2, 2012

REPORT FOR FEBRUARY New Patients (YTD) ........................................................ 19 (43) Trips (YTD) ...................................................................... 23 (52) Trips to other hospitals (YTD) ....................................... 0 (0) Clinic Appointments (YTD) ............................................ 127 (236) Admissions (YTD) ........................................................... 1 (2)

• • • • •

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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


April 2012

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

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e have had some great and exciting shows in the Sahib auditorium in February and March. The Potentates Ball was very well attended. The Patsy Cline Show was sold out. Then came the Johnny Cash Show and that was sold out. Coming up on June 17 will be the Sahib Shriners 30th Anniversary celebration with the famous Diamonds show on June 16. This will be a gala event and we expect to be sold out. It is important for you to attend and help celebrate our 30 years as a Shine temple. Call our box office, Marylou Ellis, extension 320, for reservations. February and March are certainly exciting for Sahib Shriners. Our office staff, although very busy at times, is always there to provide you with service as necessary. Sherri Cliburn is the person that provides fraternal information and processes your dues.

When you call our office, please try to call the proper extension for the person you are calling. That way it will not be necessary for her to answer calls for other people that you may be calling. The important extensions that you should be calling are as follows: Recorder: Oscar Cloutier ....................... 305 Box office: Marylou Ellis ......................... 320 Circus office: Bob and Pam Trudel ....... 308 Event coordinator: Linda Glendenning . 316 Food & Beverage: Gene Borkowski ...... 315 Hospital Chairman: Jesus Cabalo ......... 317 Please dial these extensions when calling Sahib Shriners. If the person is not there, leave a message for them on their phone. This will be very much appreciated by our office staff.

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

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embership! Membership! Membership! Several Divan members, Past Masters, current Masters and nobles are attempting to secure at least 25 candidates for the upcoming Spring Ceremonial, April 27 and 28. This must be our Number One Goal, followed closely by fundraising. I have some fun, important news to report. The MetLife Blimp was parked at Sarasota, Bradenton Airport for several days prior to Saturday February 25. A series of phone calls between our local MetLife Office by Richard Endres from our Greeters Unit and Advisor from the local MetLife office in Sarasota in conjunction with Ms. Marlene Campana, Marketing Director to Sahib Shriners personnel and Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Tampa, netted a possible flight in the blimp for at least five patients and one parent each.

This event was to take place Saturday morning, February 25, however due to high winds the flight was cancelled, but the children were still allowed to sit in the gondola and have their pictures taken. Present from Sahib were two Divan officers, Ill. Sir Charles Levan, Potentate and myself. We also had Jesus Cabalo, Hospital Chairman and two van drivers along with Beth, a hospital representative. Although the weather was uncooperative for a ride, the children had fun sitting in the gondola with the headphones on. Watch for pictures in an upcoming Reporter. March afforded all a good opportunity to see the Johnny Cash show and to visit with Imperial Potentate Michael Severe and his Lady Patty. As we continued the month, the County Fair started on March 16 . . .continued on page 38

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

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pril showers bring May flowers, they also bring the time that our snowbirds start preparing for their trip back up north. Where has our time gone? I haven’t had the chance to visit with most of my northern friends. I’m hoping their stay was so enjoyable that they may stay longer next year. The winter up north was a very mild one this year so watch out for next! There was lots to do this past winter at Sahib and still more to come. Our kitchen and bar manager Gene has been trying to fill the schedule in the main hall, and what a great job he has done, with the March tributes to Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and June Carter. Hillbillies had a great hoedown with lots of laughs and dancing. And let’s not forget our Bar Bingo on Monday nights followed by Tuesday Bingo in the main hall. If this gets any bigger, it may turn into

parking lot Bingo also. What a great job Sahib is doing with this, and there is still room for more helpers! You got your tickets for the Sahib Shrine Circus yet? Don’t be left out. It’s going to be right across the street in the Fraternal Order of Police lot and we need to fill the tent. The Circus is probably the biggest money maker for our Shrine and let’s not forget all the laughs you can have. So get your tickets, bring some friends and neighbors, the laughter is free and so are the memories. COME ONE COME A LL TO THE SAHIB SHRINE CIRCUS! April will also be our Spring Ceremonial and there is still room for more candidates, nobles and their ladies to be a part of the greatest philanthropy in the world, Shriners and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB REPORTER

April 2012

PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – March 2012

Editor

Sahib Past Potentates Lou Ortt, 33° and Bruce Stuebe, III, 33° escort Imperial Potentate Mike Severe to the stage, and Sahib nobles greet him during his official visit to Sahib on March 8.

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Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° and Ill. Rusty Glendinning, 33° presented Imp. Potentate Michael Severe with a Certificate of Congratulation from DeMolay Int’l and the DeMolay Alumni Assoc. for a Senior DeMolay on his election as Imperial Potentate.

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Our Sahib Divan ladies welcomed our Imperial First Lady on March 8: (l-r) Deanie Jacobi, Stacey Lee Zurlo, Imperial First Lady Patty Severe, Beatty Shipley, Peggy Cloutier and Patti Gee DeBolt.

Imperial First Lady Patty Severe accepts a check of $500 from Sahib Lady Wendy Kearney from extra money Wendy raised through the East/West Shrine Game. The donation goes to Lady Patty’s “Stepping Forward toward a Brighter Future” program.

Editor

Imperial Sir Michael G. Severe made his official visit to Sahib on March 8. Here he is with all the Potentates and Past Potentates who were here to greet him and attend our Sahib Thursday Luncheon. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – March 2012 (more on page 47)

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Jim Pinson was presented a special award at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Tampa by Arngie Pope, Jr., PP, Chairman of the Board of Governors, for his 461 trips and 59,008 miles. The most trips of any driver transporting children to the hospital.

Editor

Legion of Honor Past Commander Mario Bojsiuk next to the new “Flags of Shriners International” flag stand he crafted and donated for the increasing number of flags we will be displaying. It is made of solid oak and he hand carved the lettering.

Editor

Editor

Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° accepts a check of $3,000 from Asst. Rabban Rocky Kearney a partial from the 2012 East/West Shrine Game, also $1,000 from Al Lang Field Shrine Day, $500 to 1st Lady’s Project and $500 to future sports events.

Past Potentate Phil Mitchell, KCCH presented Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° a check of $1,796 from the Clown Unit Hospital Days collections.

Editor

Dick Menzak from the Greeters and Steve Spencer from the Legion of Honor presented Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° a check of $2,506 from their combined effort with Hospital Days collections.

Editor

Jim Fahey of the Venice Shrine Club presented Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° with checks of $6,000 from Hospital Days collections and $18,000 from the interest in their investment fund.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB REPORTER

Rhodan Marine

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

April 2012


April 2012

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We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB REPORTER

April 2012

SHRINE CLUB DIRECTORY DIRECTOR OF CLUBS TBA

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: hcrimi@live.com 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 nobles, this season is flying by rather quickly. I would like to thank our team captains for the fantastic job they did for Hospital Days. David Rowe at the Publix on Cortez, Larry Covins at the Publix at Manatee and 75th Street West, Gil Pierola, Sr., at the Publix on Holmes Beach, and Jim Thornton at the Longboat Key Publix. We raised $7,600.00 plus, last Hospital Days, putting us in second place, not bad for a small Shrine Club.

Without baseball, we are still tossing around ideas on how to raise money. If anyone has new ideas, please call and let me know. Brother nobles and guests, we meet the second Tuesday of each month at the American Legion, Post 24, on 75th Street West, Bradenton. We have a great lunch, and the camaraderie is just great. We’ll see you there. Our monthly dinner dance was quite successful. Many guests, past Potentates, and Divan members were present, and I would like to thank them for supporting the Gulf Shrine Club.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


April 2012

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

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owdy, y’all! Here’s the latest from “Behind the Outhouse.” Our annual Hillbilly Hoedown was Saturday, March 3 and boy there sure were a lot of Cuzzins there. Everone had lots a fun. Good vittles and good music by the Gator Creek Band, that’s the same band that played the convention, Yee Haw! Of course some good music was played by our new Cuzzins with their hillbilly instruments. Us Hillbillies have been happier than a June bug at a porch light sale with all of our Cuzzins and

friends eatin our Hillbilly Buffet on Thursday nights. We wish they didn’t have to go back north, but we will be here cooking when they get back!

April April April April

5 12 19 26

Hillbilly April Menu Ham Salisbury Steak Pot Roast Baked Chicken

Be safe, be healthy, be happy.

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

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ince the March Reporter was sent out, the Motor Corps has been on the fast track. One of our primary fundraisers has been the sale of raffle tickets on the Harley Davidson booze wagon. Maybe you’ve seen us at a number of Sahib events or run into us out in the community. I hope that you’ve bought some tickets. Winning ticket gets the recipient the wagon full of top-shelf liquor. If you haven’t purchased your raffle tickets yet, any Motor Corps member has tickets for sale, so see one of them if you need tickets. Tickets will also be available at the monthly Shriners Kingpins Pancake Breakfast. Drawing for the booze wagon is Sunday, June 3 at the pancake breakfast.

Motor Corps President, Hampton Crimi (Sambo), recently acknowledged the support of two of our members for their support of the Booze Wagon ticket raffle sales. “Gerry Hall (Pianoman) has really taken great, and much appreciated, initiative to help our club by setting up for so many functions. Steve Helin (Varmint) likewise, has spent many hours nearly selling tickets at the Shrine functions.” Thanks guys. The Motor Corps was in top performance mode on Thursday, March 8, when we provided escort duty for Imperial Potentate Michael Severe and Lady Patty during their visit to our Thursday luncheon. Motor . . .continued on page 14

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We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB REPORTER . . .continued from page 13 Motor Corps Shrine Club Corps members provided escort duty from I-75 and Fruitville Road to Sahib. It was an impressive sight if you missed it. Back on Saturday, March 17, club members made our annual ride and visit to the Masonic Home in St. Petersburg. We presented a check for $500 during that ride. The Motor Corps has been a long-time supporter of the Florida Masonic Home. Several of our members supported the Sahib effort at the Sarasota County Fair from March 16-25. A special thanks to all who helped. We expect to participate in the Spring Ceremonial during the weekend of April 27-28. It’s going to take some special planning on our part as that is the same weekend as the Leesburg Bikefest.

April 2012

This writer sometimes makes a boo boo and so I must now own up to one. One of our members, Steve Helin (Varmint), was the birthday winner at the February Birthday Anniversary Dinner Dance. Sorry I forgot to mention this recognition in last month’s issue of The Reporter, will try not to let that happen again. We have seven members and their ladies with birthdays in April. We also have three members and their ladies with anniversaries this month. Birthdays in April include: Lady Barbara Hart on the 6th, Lady Jonie Steelman on the 16th, Jim McDonald (Madman) on the 20th, Lady Carol Hubbard on the 21st, Lady Jan Dahlberg on the 21st, Bryan Pullman (Shortcut) on the 25th, and Joe Stella (Stroker Joe) on the 27th. Anniversaries include: Les Ruggeirero (Curli) and Lady Carol on the 2nd, Theo Vreuls (T) and Lady Jill on the 22nd, and Terry Meadows (Bubba Lee) and Lady Brenda on the 24th.

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

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e invite everyone to our upcoming April events: Saturday night Mixer on the 7th (location TBA) and picnic at Dallas White Park on Monday the 16th. Come early and stay late to help, as many hands make light work! Phone President Bob ‘Mixmaster’ Somerville 429-6433 for further details and reservations. Scads of nobles, ladies and guests turned out for our March Mixer at the Olde World Restaurant in North Port. And despite this scribe’s hallucinated invitation for the wrong Monday in the March Reporter, our Corned Beef & Cabbage Picnic at Dallas White Park was well attended! Sincere apologies and I assure you that my keeper Kerry Van Fleet now has me on a shorter leash! Almost thirty able-bodied nobles and ladies served at least one 2-hour shift or more in our all-out Hospital Days solicitation effort which finally netted $4,021 aided by generous contributions from B. John Ross and John Cannon. We also pitched in to sell and collect tickets plus staff the Sahib Shrine booth at the Sarasota County Fair. Each Tuesday 7:30 a.m., rain or shine, 52 weeks of the year, our nobles and ladies breakfast in separate rooms at the Olde World Restaurant for info, fellowship and fun. We invite any Mason or Shriner with their lady and/or friends to join us for some friendly banter and civic projects. 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 to affix our Shrine Club sticker and distribute to North Port medical offices and firehouses. Recent guests included Glen Purdy, Junior Warden of Punta Gorda Blue Lodge; Barrie Willis, Rameses Shriners, Belleville, Ontario; Andy Deardurff, Syrian Shriners, Cincinnati; Phil Zych, Springfield, Massachusetts, Melha Shriners; John Zion, Fort Wayne, Indiana; John Yonan, Saginaw/ Flint Michigan; Murray Cranston, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Philae Shrine Club and Noble Jack Watson’s adopted son Bob Stonehill.

While nobles have our second Monday of the month 11:30 a.m. Stated Meeting “in back” at Olde World, the ladies also celebrate an informal birthday lunch “up front.” Recently these celebrants received a surprise “Happy Birthday to You” serenade by the String of Pearls ladies barbershop quartet who happened to be lunching there. But then, this quartet spotted Noble Bill Schultz in our back room and sang, “It Had To Be You” to him! The anonymous wag observed— “Bill, when you’ve got it, flaunt it!” (But surely, Bill deserves to be fined?) Sickness and distress: On a sad note, the Black Camel has come for Salomon S. “Sol” Shuman, truly a noble noble. Over 20 noble and ladies attended his memorial service at the North Port Temple Beth El conducted by Lou Ortt, PP, 33°. For Sol’s inspiring life story, see his Friday, February 17 Sun obituary. Lady Bea Towsley continues with hospice care at home and Noble “Doc” Schaeferle has returned home to Iowa in serious condition accompanied by Lady Mary Jane. Please keep these folks and their families in your prayers. In our latest ‘Quotable Notable’ contest, no reader identified John Maynard Keynes as the famous economist who warned us a long time ago about financiers who rig the system: “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.” So here’s our April ‘Quotable Notable’ – What notable conservative columnist recently wrote: “It’s wrong to describe an America in which the salt of the earth common people are preyed upon by this or that nefarious elite. –We need a program that would force members of the upper tribe and the lower tribe to live together, if only for a few years.” 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 Past President Jack Watson and Lady Matty making their dinner selection at North Port's February mixer.

Noble Bill Shipley and Lady Alice having a few laughs at the North Port Shrine Club's February mixer.

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Kerry Van Fleet and Betty Hamilton turn to view the "Sweet Adelines" who serenaded the ladies at the monthly North Port Shrine Club's birthday luncheon.

North Port member and Noble Bill Athas and Lady Lucy enjoying the mixer at Olde World Restaurant.

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North Port Shrine Club Past President Randy Anderson and Lady Liz enjoying the social event.

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Motor Corps Shrine Club members selling raffle tickets at the recent Tribute to Johnny Cash Show: (l-r) Gerry Hall (Pianoman,) President Hampton Crimi (Sambo) and Steve Helin (Varmint).

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April 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 April 2022 Roy Winterbottom (In Memory of Ed Luff) 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 April 2017 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Arthur Bieser) (In Memory of John Bohenkamp ) (In Memory of Larry Swanson) (In Memory of Earl Woodring) March 2017 Christopher Weeks & Barbara Hershey January 2017 Charles & Suzanna Krueger

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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) 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)

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

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SHRINE UNIT NEWS Clowns by Ian Grant, igrant1938@gmail.com

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ell, again another busy month; as you know, we eet every Monday night at the Shrine, 7:30 p.m. or thereabouts. Two newer members are James “Gabby” Cresap and Brandon Arbuckle. Welcome aboard. Ok Ok and Checkers were on hand for the pancake breakfast on March 4. Speaking of breakfasts, the February one was a huge success. Don’t know what the count was, but it was large. Hats off to the King Pins. Had several gigs to do, all raising money for our special kids.

March was very busy. The Arcadia parade to start the rodeo was a bang. Then like many of other unit members, we supplied help wherever needed for the county fair that ran from March 16 to 25. The Black Camel has visited us, George “Gozzy” Clay died last month. He was very active with us several years ago. That’s it for this month, special warm wishes to all the boys and girls we are helping. God bless.

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ur annual Greeters spring picnic is just around the corner. It is the afternoon of April 21 at the Oakwood Manor Park. Plan to attend and join in the great fellowship and fun. The Greeterettes always set a great table. Harold Ryman is arranging for surgery; let’s keep him, all ill Greeters and their family members who may be ill in our prayers. I am happy to report that with joining with the

Legion of Honor during Hospital Days again this year, and with the extra effort put out by both units, we combined to double last years’ total. Well done to both units. Birthdays for April are Warren Williamson, John Winters and Jim Scott. Be a Greeter, join the prestige unit, see any Greeter for an application!

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

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pril brings the spring flowers, warmer weather, departures of our treasured snowbirds, more parades, and a bit of military history. I have written several articles in past editions of women in combat and how the services have changed to allow paraplegics and even blind soldiers to remain on active duty service. Have a family relative buried at Arlington or perhaps know someone who is? Congress is still debating taking away control of the sacred burial ground from the US Army and giving control to the VA. Congress has issued a report that says the US Army has made steady improvements to the problems at hand starting out by firing the top two officers and taken positive steps to address “management deficiencies.” Stay tuned. Army Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester is the first woman since WWII to receive the Silver Star for valor in

combat. She and her team of MPs were guarding a convoy when about 50 insurgents attacked. Using grenades and M203 rounds, she assaulted their position. Now a 30-year old police officer in Tennessee she was a MP in the NG 617th MP Company. USMC LCPL Matthew Bradford, now assigned to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he works with fellow wounded veterans, has made USMC history as the first blind double amputee in the USMC and on active duty. Additionally, he just re-enlisted for another four-year tour. He lost his left leg above the knee, his right leg below the knee, lost his left eye and had an IED fragment in his right eye. The LOH could not be prouder to see our LOH Past Commander of 2005 rise to be 2012 Potentate. Congratulations LOH PC Charles M. Levan, 33°. Keep in touch.

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

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reetings everyone, from the Model Ts. This is the time of year that we’re always busy with varied activities. This past week (toward the end of February) had the Model Ts meeting for lunch at Troyer’s Dutch Heritage Restaurant (soon to be Der Dutchman again) on Bahia Vista just east of Beneva. We always enjoy the food and camaraderie at the restaurant. Later in the week, we had an appreciation dinner at the Sarasota Kennel Club (we went to the dogs). The Collins family (owners of the dog track) has always been very nice to us, so twenty-four Model Ts said thank you. The food and service was superb, so everyone was happy. Ken Clark did his usual excellent job in arranging the luncheon at Dutch Heritage and unit President Charles Hamilton did an excellent job in arranging the dinner at the Kennel Club. Captain Mike Swatek tells me that driver participation has been excellent and breakdowns few so far this season. Mike really has a busy schedule these days. The Model Ts have begun practice for competition in the Florida Association of Shrine Motor Corps to be held in Fort Myers, May 2-5. The Anna Maria Island St. Patrick’s Celebration and Arcadia Parades were both in March. The Arcadia parade comes complete with a Ladies Temperance League carrying placards, shootouts in

the spirit of the old west, and lots of gunfire (hopefully blanks). I really like the small town parades. Usually the whole town turns out and the very enthusiastic spectators really love the motorized units. I have had people in Arcadia walk up to me and thank me for the Shrine being there. Happy April Anniversary wishes to: Byran and Elaine Otto on the 2nd, Mike and Linda Levin on the 17th, Sam and Marlies Upton on the 20th and John and Florence Arnold on the 23rd. Happy Birthday in April to: Richard (Dick) Kinzly on the 2nd, Dorwin Pulford and Marlies Upton both on the 5th, Georgana LeVene on the 7th, Youn Sun Smith on the 11th, Dave Dewey on the 14th, Kathyrn Stidamon the 15th, Florence Arnold on the 23rd, Mary Jane Hamilton on the 29th and Sue Smith on the 30th. April Fool Small April sobbed I’m going to cry Please give me a cloud to wipe my eye Then April Fool she laughed instead And smiled a rainbow overhead. —Author Unknown Have a fun April Fool’s Day! Remember, “We ride so that children may walk!”

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Sahib Shrine

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

Lunch

11:30 a.m.

Featuring

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

The Sahib Concert Band

Thursday, April 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, call 366-4449, Ext. 320 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.

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

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his year is flying by like no other. Also, there seem to be many more residents in our area than ever before, plus the traffic has increased substantially. But that is a good thing. Let’s get the message out to our temporary residents and tell them about the activities at our Shrine. The Oriental Band wants to thank all who supported the March B/A dance. As always the food is outstanding, the camaraderie great and the music by Taylor and Taylor very entertaining.

On April 27 and 28, Sahib will be inducting Master Masons into the Shrine nobility. Let’s make sure they are welcomed properly, and that they become productive members of our fraternity. It is with great sorrow, that we have said good-bye to Lady Laurie Wakely. She died after a short illness; rest in peace, Lady Laurie. Remember! Support your Shrine, collect pull-tabs and keep a child in your heart. Thought for the month: “A real friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out”

Roadrunners by Dick Schmidt, ductdr08@aol.com

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he Sahib Transportation Unit is in the transportation business. There are certain elements we need to conduct our business successfully. Those items in the general order of importance are money, customers, money, drivers, money, vehicles and more money. We currently seem to have a sufficient number of patients to justify our existence, an adequate number of drivers to meet the demands, a workable number of vehicles matching the schedule but as you would suspect an insufficient amount of money to

maintain the projected budget for operating costs and vehicle replacement. Fuel prices are escalating at a rate that will require some types of operational adjustments. The immediate reaction is “Buy new fuel efficient vans.” We currently have three vans, (1) mini van and (2) club vans. The mini van is a typical seven-passenger family service unit that is based in Arcadia and was donated to Sahib. The two club vans are Ford E350 commercial units that seat nine passengers. One of

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SAHIB REPORTER the club vans is modified for mounting of the wheelchair lift and its seating capacity is reduced to seven passengers. The lift unit we have is a straight rear vertical lift that has a capacity of over 300 lbs and is connected directly to the vehicle frame. We have patients that strain the lift and use all of its capacity. We have clear titles to all three units plus to date there have been no major maintenance issues. The mechanical operation of the commercial vans is under the direction of the Sahib Transportation Unit Van Master, Ron Conner. He oversees and directs the maintenance, care, cleaning, and repairs of the units plus he is a long time driver with close to 300 trips. Joe Smedley takes care of the mini van at Arcadia. The decision to use the Ford E350 commercial club vans was made in the 90’s by then Transportation Chairman, Ben Blount. There was a faction that pushed for the mini vans but through research and on-road testing it was determined that the commercial units were the safest, most road stable and offered the most passenger capacity. The E350 units are truck frames with truck engines and transmissions. These units can be operated by individuals having a valid state Class E license for vehicles less than 26,001 lbs. The very first van that was used in 1988 was donated by a Sarasota bank and was a repossession. The wheelchair van, Van #2, is 2004 vintage and has about 128,000 miles. Van #1 is a 2007 model having about 100,000 miles. The mini van at

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Arcadia is a 2000 Dodge Caravan with about 80,000 miles. Other Shrines in our region have been using the E series units and have mileage in the range of 225,000 to 260,000 miles with no drive train failures. Since the early 90’s, there have been four vehicle changes which are on an approximate five-year turn. The plan of the most recent transportation chairman had been to budget for a one commercial unit turnover at 150,000 miles which would be in early 2013 and the second unit in 2014. This was well beyond the 5-year turn but based on then funding projections, it was possible. The current Transportation Unit funding shows that projection should be recalculated. The estimated cost of a new E350 might be at a base of $38,000 plus mounting and updating the lift and adding the exterior Shrine logo decorations. The trade-in or outright sale may be in the range of $12,000 to $15,000. Giving up the second E350 for a more fuel-efficient mini van sacrifices passenger and cargo capacity. We have on a number of occasions had two patients with siblings and escorts all requiring the seven passenger space plus the two drivers in the #1 van while the wheelchair van had a patient, escort and drivers - both units to capacity. A mini van would be nice for fuel efficiency transporting one regular patient with escort and drivers. If a second mechanically sound mini van were donated for Sarasota, it would stretch the life of the commercial units and provide operating efficiency.

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

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he 31st Sahib Shrine Circus is just around the corner. On Monday, April 9, the magic begins. The vacant lot across Circus Boulevard from Sahib Shriners is being converted from athletic fields into the wonderland of a circus. The trucks will bring their cargo of tents, rides, animals, fences, concession stands, and all the trimmings to transform the area. The process of raising the center pole was very spiritual in the “old days.” Every hand and most of the animals were needed to man the ropes and to hoist the heavy canvas in a remarkable effort of teamwork and co-ordination so that the entire operation did not collapse in failure. It was blessed and even toasted with a prayer for safety for the performers and profits for the owners. Many things have changed since then. The poles are steel girders, tractors and forklifts provide the muscle, a jackhammer pounds in the stakes, and huge generators provide the power for an amplified sound system that has replaced the band (always called the windjammers). Yet, some things will never change. There is still the need for the many hands to provide the labor in order to give the audience a memorable experience. Even though it is upon us, there are still opportunities and the need to pitch in and make this years’ Sahib Shrine Circus better. Last month you were sent a packet of tickets. Buy them. Use them. Bring your family. Bring your neigh-

bors. Bring your friends. There is nothing more disheartening for the Circus performers than to give it their all in a show and only have half a tent for the audience. These are professional acts and it is our job to fill the seats. The ticket booth will be at the Shrine on April 2 and be open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day until moved to the Circus lot the week of April 9. We need your help as hopefully, thousands of patrons purchase their tickets. Realistically, it will be a time to visit with other Shriners and spouses and catch up on the latest news or crossword puzzle. Call the Circus office and volunteer for a couple of hours. It is also not too late to become a “Circus Dad” or “Circus Mom.” For a contribution of $30, ($50 for both) you can be added to the roster of the Circus Dads & Circus Moms that contributed to help cover the cost of the Friday morning show. This show is provided free to about 1400 school kids from around our service area. When I say “free,” I mean that they do not have to pay. Of course, the Circus producer and his performers are paid as well as the fuel to run the generators and the other costs. The “Circus Dads” and “Circus Moms” are the angels that cover those costs. Please open your hearts and your wallets for this need. The list of donors will be honored in next months’ Reporter. April 15 will bring a huge sigh of relief and gratitude from me. No, not because my taxes will be done;

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SAHIB REPORTER the date will be the last day of another years’ Sahib Shrine Circus. I hope everyone will join me in thanking Bob and Pam Trudel for the hundreds of hours they have spent ensuring the logistics were in place and all the bases were covered for this year. Gary

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Schweinshaupt again has provided his magic for the magnificent program cover. And all those that have sold ads or secured group sales for tickets. It couldn’t happen without you. Thank you.

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

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ebruary 2012 marked a 180° turn around for the Transportation Fund moneymaker “Hospital Days.” After a very concerted effort by some extremely committed nobles and ladies with the goal of focusing on “Our Kids,” we raised over $40,000. This was quite a reversal of that downward spiral of the last couple of years. A very significant contributing element to this “turn around” was the unending energy of Harold Eady, PR Chairman here at Sahib. His willingness to contact Imperial, order and get materials, as well as distributing them to all units and clubs that needed them was great. The press releases that he wrote and distributed to the local media caught the eye of local contributors as I witnessed myself. While holding a canister at a local Publix a lady came by, put a couple of dollars into the canister, and said, “I read about the Shrine and what you do in the paper.” Not only did Harold take on his PR responsibilities but he also was a Captain, whose job is to arrange for collectors at a given site; he scheduled nobles at the Publix at Fruitville and Honore. A truly committed Sahib noble! A very personal thank you from us, Harold! Let it be known the numbers break out this way: The Model T’s with Dorwin Pulford at the helm, led all units and clubs with returns surpassing $8479. He and other nobles and ladies spent 12 days collecting at two sites. They are by far the most committed unit of all in Sahib. Gulf Shrine Club was a close second with returns totaling $7689, collected at four sites. Well done, nobles and ladies, by the way they only collected three days. The Venice Shrine Club earned a spot as the number three highest collector with numbers better than $6900. Venice worked five sites in three days. Bob Rodd of the Manatee Shrine Club set up at one site in Parrish and returned $4000 plus in three

days. Imagine how much those totals would have been if he had the person power to cover the second Publix in Parrish. North Port was breathing down the heels of Bob Rodd’s group with returns exceeding $3900, three sites in three days, well done! The following units had these returns: Greeters combined with the Legion of Honor = $2500, Clowns = $1800, Provost Guard = $1480, Mariners = $1300, Pipes and Drums = $800 and the Oriental Band = $600. The Fruitville/Honore Publix collected more that $850 with a very mixed group of nobles from different groups within Sahib along with one or two “Snow- Bird” Shriners. Thank you for helping to cover a site that was difficult to get person power to collect. February 10 saw the Pipes and Drums on their annual trip to St Armand’s Circle. With a limited number of only four collectors, they were able to raise in excess of $800 in just 45 minutes. Imagine what the returns might have been with more nobles and ladies to carry the canisters. Bill Long and I want to extend a very personal thank you to all participating and to the unit/club representatives for staying committed to this project. Some if not all of these nobles were no longer in leadership positions due to moving into the new calendar year. Without their willingness to stay involved, who knows how Hospital Days would have worked out? For the future, nobles, look for the canisters at local establishments who have been willing to have our canisters in their businesses. I hope you will frequent these locations to support not only the business but also Sahib’s Transportation Fund. Be on the lookout for future efforts to raise more funds for transportation! Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

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

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reetings nobles, Imperial Potentate Sir Michael G. Severe was here visiting our Shrine in March and had many nice things to say about our fraternity and us. He also reminded us about Membership and we all need to get behind our Membership Committee to help rebuild Shrinedom. Have you gotten your candidate yet? Time is running out! Now for the things happening in April at Sahib Shrine, Stated Meeting Thursday, April 5 and the Unit/Club meeting on April 7. Each Club/Unit should have someone there to carry back the information

that is discussed. We all need to pull together to keep Sahib Shrine the “best” in Shrinedom. On Thursday, April 12, bring your lady to Sahib for the Nobles & Ladies Luncheon and Band Concert. April 13-15 is our Sahib Circus. We should all have purchased our tickets and sold many others by now, but if you haven’t, see Ken Shipley or Bob Trudel at the Shrine Circus office ASAP. April 27-28 is our Sahib Spring Ceremonial. Let’s show all our new candidates that we’re glad to have . . .continued on page 36

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April 2012

Sahib Shrine Spring 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 Jim Pinson

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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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter

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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Michael Saunders & Company® Licensed Real Estate Broker

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

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

VENICE SHRINE CLUB

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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Contributions to the 100 Million Dollar Club

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

100 MILLION DOLLAR CLUB for the benefit of

Shriners Hospitals for Children It’s simple... Just indicate your desire to leave $100 (or more) in your will to this wonderful cause, or give $100 (or more) dollars now. I have previously made a will leaving a bequest to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. I have added a provision in my will leaving a bequest to the hospitals. I prefer to make a cash contribution at this time of at least $100, which is tax deductible. 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 FEBRUARY 2012 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – January 2012 Gains: Affiliated 0 Restored 3 Associates 2 Creations 1 Reversal 0 6 Losses: Demits 0 Deaths 5 AMD 0 Suspended 0 Resigned 0 5

1,448

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.

John R. Harper Sr.

1,454

Arthur Bieser Charles Miles, CM Salomon Shuman John Saunders, CM

1,449 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB SHRINERS THURSDAY LUNCHEONS April Master of Ceremony

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

April 5 ................ Stated Meeting April 12 ................ Nobles and Ladies Luncheon April 19 ................ To be announced April 26 ................ To be announced Carroll Scribner Oriental Guide 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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April 2012

On the lighter side: Yes, I’m a senior citizen! I’m the life of the party... Even if it lasts until 8:00 p.m. Stay healthy and remember those who are not!

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

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hat a month!! Our first ever breakfast meeting with officers of eight of the lodges in our Sahib area was very successful! Divan members Bill, Jim and I assisted Potentate Charles as he challenged all participants to find ways of working more closely together for the benefit of all! A brief Shriners film was shown to set the tone and then smaller groups met to discuss our mutual problems and then to try to find solutions. A very worthwhile effort by all to reinforce our bonds of brotherhood and mutual assistance. I attended Oriental Guide School in Tampa and came away with my head spinning and far more knowledgeable of the job you have elected me to do. I’ll do my best to live up to your expectations. They really do it up brown when they present a program! We are still at it for membership! Telephone calls are going out to all Brothers raised in our district since 2008, thanks to Bill Zurlo, Connie Jacobi, Harold Eady, Herb Mueller and Jim Smith. Results won’t be

known until they walk through the door. Incidentally, Recorder Oscar has said that we are approaching 20 new and restored Shriners so far this year!! Only 80 more to go!! In February, I was guest speaker at Venice Morning Rotary and from that came an invitation to present the Shrine Story to 400+ members of the Sarasota School Board maintenance and custodial staffs at their annual workshop. Again, I think we made some friends for our Sahib Shrine. I used a great deal of Shrine material and our handouts were very popular. They particularly liked the pocket info wallet and many of these are in circulation now. We’ll never know what impact they may have but it has to be positive. Many thanks to the Past Masters and to Public Relations Chairman Harold Eady for their assistance. They made our efforts successful. I’ll see you at the Shrine.

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

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pril is a special month. For us Christians, we celebrate Easter. For the school kids, there is “Spring break.” For the Internal Revenue Service, there is ... well you know, most of the working Americans pay their share of the expenses for this great country. And for our Sahib Shriners, there is our Circus. The Potentates cruise has landed and my training sessions at Imperial have been completed. This was a great experience as I was able to learn how many of the other temples meet the financial needs of their operations. Most of those temples have far more than our young thirty years of existence in which they have established traditions and expectations of their nobles. Hopefully, I can provide some input to ensure that the next thirty years are as productive as the last. We have much for which to be proud. Most temples are not open daily (other than the office) so that nobles can meet for lunch or dinner and enjoy the camaraderie of their fraternity. We are young in our membership; yes, really. We need to keep it going. On the sad part of this springtime, our beloved “snowbirds” will be heading north. I wish you safe travel and good health over the summer and look forward to your return in the fall. For us “yearrounders,” we need to step up to the plate and make sure that we continue with our operations as usual. It might mean an extra trip with the hospital van, or an

extra Tuesday working Bingo. Even an extra visit to the restaurant or lounge will help keep the staff make their hours and keep your spouse out of a hot kitchen. Come and enjoy your Shrine. Speaking of “stepping up to the plate” (a term that means going to bat in a crucial time in a baseball game), as most of you know by now, the big money providers for the Manatee and Gulf Shrine clubs have been lost. They were the food stands at the ballpark. Of course, that loss to those clubs is an indirect loss to our Shrine. Over the years, both clubs have willingly and graciously stepped forward to provide the funds needed for many improvements and repairs to the temple. This puts us at a delicate point for meeting our budget objectives. Those expenses are not going away any more than the expenses for the operation of your household. We are all being squeezed a little tighter. Please help us to tighten our belts at the temple. Turn off lights if a room is empty. Turn down the air conditioning (or up the temperature) if you can stand it. Make sure the water is turned off when you are through using it. If we can cut our electric usage by ten percent, we can save about eight thousand dollars! That is the dues of eighty nobles. Keep the spirit of Masonic living and Shrine giving alive. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Tampa One-Sheet

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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beashrinernow.com beashrinernow.com continues to attract quality candidates. To date, more than 1,200 men have inquired about Freemasonry or becoming a Shriner. While the numbers of those interested are impressive, we really need more mentors to ensure candidates receive the attention they need and deserve. Consider joining

the more than 1,150 Shriners who are already virtual mentors. As a virtual mentor, you will be paired with a candidate in your area who has similar interests. Communicating by phone, email or in person, you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and enthusiasm about Masonry and

. . .continued from page 7 Chief Rabban’s notes

Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canister Report

and the Potentate’s Spring Cruise on March 24. Our Circus takes place in April finding a home in the Police lot across Circus Blvd. and our Spring Ceremonial takes place at the end of the month. Wow, what a busy couple of months; by the time I get to May I could need a vacation and there is none to be had. Before long, we will be attending the Shrine International Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s been exciting but could have been a little calmer.

. . .continued from page 48 Brother Danny Thomas’ Stamp MGM and RCA Victor. They included on 78RPM and 10" LP “The Unfinished Dance” and “The Jazz Singer” soundtrack. “Make Room for Danny” ended in 1964. Six years later he returned for one season in ���Make Way for Granddaddy.” Meanwhile, at the suggestion of his friend Cardinal Stritch of Chicago, he opened St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. It has served 20,000 children and has an endowment of more than one billion dollars. Danny Thomas died of a heart attack in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. He and his wife Rose Marie are buried on the grounds of St. Jude Hospital. Brother Danny Thomas was raised in Gothic Lodge No. 270, Hamilton Square, New Jersey, March 15, 1984. He was a dual member of Palisades Lodge No. 637, Santa Monica, California. He became a member of the Scottish Rite in 1985 and also joined the Shrine. Source: Reprinted by permission from the Small Town Texas Masons magazine.

about being a Shriner. You will answer questions or concerns, help find the Lodge best suited to the candidate's interests, and help him with his journey to become a Shriner. Learn more and sign up at: https:// www.shrinersvillage.com/Membership/ VirtualMentor.aspx

February 2012 Noble

Location

Club/Unit

Amount

Clark, Ken

Subs-R-Us - 3605 Lockwood Ridge D.G. Hardware - 4231 S.Tamiami Trl. D.G. Hardware - 3170 Bee Ridge Rd. D.G. Hardware - 2881 Clark Rd. D.G. Hardware - 206 Shopping Ave. D.G. Hardware - 6398 N. Lockwood Ridge D.G. Hardware - 4260 Bee Ridge Rd. D.G. Hardware - 3371 17th St.

MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC

$2.59 $13.41 $20.29 $10.74 $5.08 $11.53 $7.57 $18.38 $89.59 $25.82 $25.82 $27.76 $27.76 $37.85 $0.00 $37.85 $14.13 $21.92 $18.64 $27.09 $29.29 $46.22 $33.31 $45.36 $45.89 $13.94 $295.79 $0.00 $0.00 $35.69 $33.80 $69.49 $560.05

Inglis, Paul

M & D Restaurant, Nokomis

Model T's

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 - North Parrish 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 Roy's Automotive

Sommerville, Bob

Babe's Hardware North Port Jewelers Sparkle Brite Alvaro's Restaurant

MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC Nrth Prt SC Nrth Prt SC Nrth Prt SC Nrth Prt SC Tatal

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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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 All Shriners Welcome

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

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

April 2012

President: Joseph Simek Phone: 496-9222 Email: jsimek57881@verizon.net

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!


Shriners Hospitals for Children: Leading in Burn Research and Education Shriners Hospitals for Children® is recognized worldwide for its work in burn care, including its support of innovative research studies. Currently, Shriners Hospitals for Children is funding approximately 40 research studies involving different aspects of burn injury and treatment. One research project being conducted by Kiho Cho, D.V.M., Ph.D., associate investigator, and David Greenhalgh, M.D., chief of burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, has revealed a potential new strategy for treating patients with severe burn injuries. Their work involves a study of endogenous retroviruses, which are remnants of viral infections that are typically dormant inside our bodies. “In our initial studies we discovered that stress from severe burns can awaken these retroviruses and it is probable that some of them may trigger the infection or inflammation response within the body,” said Dr. Cho. Dr. Cho and his team also analyzed blood samples from children with severe burn injuries and identified patient-specific activation of endogenous retroviruses, which may be associated with inflammatory response in these patients. “We hope to confirm that a link exists between the activation of endogenous retroviruses and subsequent inflammation and internal organ failure in burn patients,” said Dr. Cho. “This may then lead to establishment of drug therapies to block specific retroviral activities, and thereby alter the course of the burn patients’ response and save lives.” An example of our leadership in medical education can be found at our Galveston hospital. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston, in partnership with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), is the only burn center with a surgical critical care fellowship program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

(L) Kiho CHo, D.V.M., PH.D., associate investigator, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California (R) Jong Lee, M.D., surgeon, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston

The one-year program, started in 2003, is open to general surgeons who have completed general surgery residency or at least three years of residency training, and accepts two fellows per year. “The goal of the program is to train surgeons to become leaders in the field of burn surgery and surgical critical care,” said Program Director Jong Lee, M.D., surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston and associate professor of surgery at UTMB. “As a burn surgeon, you deal with some of the most critically ill patients and critical care skills are very important.” After completing the fellowship, participants will be both competent surgical intensivists and burn surgeons. These are only a very few examples of the many ways Shriners Hospitals for Children is a leader in burn care research and education. More examples can be found at our four hospitals that provide expert pediatric burn care, as well as in the lives of the thousands of children with burn injuries we have cared for.

www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org OSMAR12SH7C


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Masonic Digest

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

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nly five Mondays in April which means only five Last month I said to look for information in this Cortez Hi-12 #538 get-togethers before we go month’s copy of “The Reporter” to learn more about dark until next November. It is not too late for you the Wolcott Foundation which is the main philanand, if you have one, please bring your lady, to come thropic charity that High Twelve works with. As the and visit us. We have had several visitors over the founder of Hi-12 was named Wolcott, the Foundation past five months as well as having several of them is named after him. decide they wanted to join our club. All Hi-12 Clubs together raise funds by many We do have several snowbirds, some from the U.S. means which are used to give fellowships to Post and some from Canada and starting around mid March, Graduate Students that attend George Washington they start heading north. Seems a University in Washington D.C. and bit early to me as sometimes they afterwards they go into governstill get that white stuff, called ment service being it local, state, snow. Even if that doesn’t happen national or international. After there is a good chance, they will graduating and spending four get cooolllddd weather, Brrrrrrr. years in government service, they In March, we surely did have a are not required to repay the fellot of fun. Some of the things which, lowship they were awarded which if you were not with us you missed, today runs around $50,000 each. including our monthly auction, The foundation trustees are just in touring of a working dairy farm the process now of working on the which included a hayride, etc. We recipients of this year’s fellowship also as a group enjoyed the Sahib awards. Normally the foundation Banjo Band as well as a wonderful awards between 5-7 fellowships a day out on Bradenton Beach for year. Each year they usually reour annual picnic. We had a great ceive a large number of applicants BBQ with beef and chicken which that the foundation trustees have was donated by one of our Cortez to review and sort through making Club Brothers, Jim Simpson for some very important decisions as which we thank he and his lady to who will be a recipient. This Carol very much. We also had many year they have 142 applicants apside dishes including some special plying for those 5-7 awards. Entertainer Sharon Rhyno desserts brought by those attendThe application process, as you at our March meeting ing. We had somewhere around the can imagine, is a stringent one in mid thirties I believe in attendance. Also in March at which all aspects of their life are considered. Grades one of our weekly get-togethers, we were enchanted are only one part of the criteria. Some of the informaby the lovely country music, with guitar and song by tion they must supply includes what positions they Sharon who was dressed up totally in country garb and have held, what volunteer work they have done, who is the lady of our club member Harold Rhyno. She telling about their character and much more. A very . . .continued on page 45 kept us spellbound for a half hour (see photo above.)

National Sojourners - Sarasota Chapter #533 by Chuck Barrett, President, cabarrett2@verizon.net

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ast month our chapter had the pleasure of speaking to the nobles of Sahib Shriners at their Thursday luncheon about why a Master Mason should consider joining Sarasota Chapter #533 of the National Sojourners, Inc. After the luncheon presentation, some nobles felt that our message was so important that it should receive wider distribution and that suggestion is what has prompted this brief write-up of what was presented last month. Who Are Sojourners? At its inception, the National Sojourners’ purpose was to organize commissioned officers who were Master Masons, believed in its purposes, and wished to participate in furthering those purposes. Over the

years, membership was expanded to include warrant officers and senior non-commissioned officers as well as any Master Mason, military or non-military. As you can see, it is primarily military oriented and nonmilitary Master Mason members receive the rank of “Honorary.” What’s Our Purpose? National Sojourners are engaged in promoting good fellowship among the members, cultivating Masonic ideals, supporting all patriotic aims and activities in Masonry and developing true patriotism and Americanism throughout our nation. We make presentations to Masonic Lodges, schools, clubs and civic associations, of various history-of-the-flag pageants

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SAHIB REPORTER and other patriotic programs. One of our most important activities is working with high school JROTC programs in our five-county area every spring. We attend their award ceremonies and present medals and certificates to those worthy cadets chosen by their senior instructors. We are currently working on a Masonic Lodge program called “The Lodge of Military Tribute Ceremony,” which recognizes all military veterans and those currently serving in the uniformed forces of the United States, while focusing on the role Freemasonry is playing in our country.

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How Do You Become A Member? Any Master Mason in good standing can contact one of the names listed below and an application will be mailed to you. Dues are $30 a year plus an initiation fee of $10 with the application. Chuck Barrett, 321-3253 or <cabarrett2 @verizon.net>; Lou Ortt, 485-5313 or <lhortt @verizon.net >; Ed Phillips, 388-4050 or <eandephil@comcast.net>; Art Monson, 567--5654 or <amonson@tambabay.rr.com> and Herb Mueller, 7418215 or <hjmueller@aol.com>.

York Rite – More Questions by B. John Ross, KYCH, BjohnRO@comcast.net Is Freemasonry a Secret Society? No. A secret society tries to hide the fact that it exists. Masonic Lodges are marked with signs, listed in the phone book and their meeting places and times are usually listed in the newspaper. Members identify themselves with pins and rings. The only secrets in Masonry relate to the ways we can recognize each other. The ritual of Masonry, The Monitor, is in print and anyone can read it. Interestingly, the anti-Masonic writers who condemn us for being a secret society are always quoting from the Monitor. If it’s a secret, it isn’t a very well kept one. So what do Masons mean by “secrecy?” What kind of secrecy do we teach? The first and most important kind is the ability to keep confidences. All of us value those friends to whom we can talk, “blow off steam,” really open

ourselves to, and still know without any question that the friend will never tell anyone else or use those moments of sometimes painful honesty against us in any way. As it says in Proverbs 11, 13 “A tale-bearer revealeth secrets, but he who is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter,” Masons are taught it’s important to be such a friend. The second kind of secrecy we teach is the idea of “doing in silence.” One of the degrees says it this way: “Be careful that you do not contribute to showy charities in order to have the reputation of being a charitable man, while sending away from your door the poor whom God has sent to test you.” Secrecy, in those senses, is a virtue, and in those senses, it is taught in Masonry (to be continued in the May issue.)

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

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n the Fifteenth (Knight of the East) and the Sixteenth (Prince of Jerusalem) Scottish Rite Degrees Zerubbabell was a main character involved in rebuilding the Temple. Zerubbabell was a member of the royal household of King Jehoiacin of Judah and was vested with the regal authority to oversee the return of the captives to Jerusalem and to building of the Second Temple. This authority was bestowed by Cyrus who, by Masonic tradition, presented him his grandfather’s sword. Forty years after the fall of Jerusalem, Cyrus, King of Persia, captured Babylon and Judah became part of the Persian Empire. The following year, 538 B.C., Cyrus issued an edict permitting the Judean exiles to return to their homeland and rebuild the temple. 42,360 Jews gathered together to return under the leadership of Sheshbazzar. It is believed that Sheshbazzar, a Babylonian name and Zerubbabell, a Hebrew name, are the same person. King Cyrus also restored to the Jews the greater part of the vessels of the Temple which had been carried away by Nebuchadnezzar. 5,400 items were received by Zerubbabell. Tradition has it that the convoy was opposed by Assyrians at the Euphrates River. Zerubbabell how-

ever repulsed the enemy with most of the Assyrians being killed. The rest of the journey was smooth and they arrived in Jerusalem on 22 June, 535 B.C. The rebuilding of the Temple began with construction material being received and paid for with food products as Solomon had done. Before the work could proceed beyond the foundation the Samaritans, a mixed offspring of Hebrews and deportees from other parts of the Assyrian Empire, claimed the right to help rebuild the Temple, but Zerubbabell refused to let them have any part of the work. The work on the Temple was suspended due to the disruptions by the Samaritans and by government intervention. Eighteen years later, after Darius became King of Persia, Zerubabbell and Jeshua called the community together and initiated the effort to rebuild. Two Jerusalem prophets, Haggai and Zechariah, were instrumental in putting pressure to resume building. King Darius ordered the building with the local governor picking up expenses. In return, it was requested that prayers be offered for the welfare of the king and royal family. After the work began Zerubbabell disappeared and his end is unknown. Remember our Scottish Rite meeting in Tampa on April 9 and the Reunion coming in May.

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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

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Nyla Temple No. 152 Daughters of the Nile

by Marlies Gluck-Upton, Queen, jrgranny@aol.com

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hank you all, members of the Divan, ladies, princesses and friends, for making our Installation of Officers such a special occasion. We were especially honored by the presence of PQ Dotty Pinkley, who still can keep us in line, after being away for so long. We look forward to an exciting year with a few new twists. We thank our past officers for their efforts and look forward to building on their successes.

Most important is that the focus of our year is our loyal members. We will make every effort to help you realize how important you are. Without you, there is no temple. We hope you will come often and take possession of your temple, and help it grow and prosper. We still meet on the second Tuesday of each month at Manatee Masonic Lodge No. 31 at 1:00 p.m. See you there. Not yet a member, email me!

Sar-I Court No. 79 by Lady Eileen McKenzie, emckenzie16@live.com

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ights, Camera, Action – A new play came to town – Opening day was March 31 at Sahib Shrine. An “All Girl Revue” starring: Lady Kay Weyer - lead (High Priestess) Lady Pat Dennis - under study (Princess) Lady Liz Fox - 2nd under study (Associate Princess) Lady Marynell Fletcher - designer (1st Ceremonial Lady) Lady Judy Harris (2nd Ceremonial Lady) (takes mushroom part) new cast member! Come to Sahib and check out the new cast and production at their first performance starting on April 13. The very last performance before the stage

goes dark will be on May 11, and then the show starts again in September with the same cast! However, we must not forget there was a most important Ceremonial held at 9:30 a.m. on March 2. The last wonderful performance of another award winning show; just leaving the stage after a welldeserved standing ovation for Lady Patty Huntsberger (lead) and her cast, many of whom will appear with Lady Kay in our new show. We believe a cast of thousands (or 100 would be good) will show up to see this definite academy award winner. Now let the show begin. Break a leg Lady Kay (only show business talk – do not break a leg or any thing else!!) No critics allowed! (just me)

The Sahib Shriners Open State Benefit Pageant by Jeanne Wonning, alltravellinks@verizon.net

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ageant kids are in many ways a lot like Shriners. They travel long distances throughout Florida to participate in events to benefit the philanthropic community. They do not seek payment, and in fact, like the Shriners they pay for their own participation. And like the Shriners they enjoy earning titles with grandiose names like Grand Supreme Queen or King. Their reward is recognition especially from the Shriners whom they hold in very high esteem. Having their photo taken with the Potentate and Divan is one of the highlights of their day. See their ad on page 25. They will be coming from as far north as Pensacola and Jacksonville to as far south as Miami and the Florida Keys to attend the event here at Sahib on

April 22. A number of them are coming to Sarasota for the week so they can begin their visit by attending the Sahib Shrine Circus. This annual pageant event has thus far raised almost $15,000 for Sahib Shrine, and this year the turn out appears to be better than previous years. The cash proceeds from this event will be presented to Ill. Sir Charles Levan and his Divan on stage along with a beautiful presentation plaque from the kids. We hope that nobles and their ladies will come out to support these kids. A Sahib unit will be cooking burgers and dogs for lunch, we are still seeking ladies that may want to collect money or judge the event. It is sure to be a lot of fun and a great success for Sahib Shrine.

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ber. Please come and visit with us. We meet at Duff’s Original Buffet at the corner of 60th Avenue and Route 41 in Bradenton. We usually arrive between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. We eat at 11:00 a.m. with our program starting around High 12 (Noon). Remember, the 1st Monday April 2 will be our auction. Other than that, it will be a month to eat, visit, make new friends and say see you later to others as they head north for the summer. If you have questions please email me or give me a call or talk to any of our club members. Look forward to hearing and seeing you.

thorough picture of what they have done and what they intend to do is part of the process. In other words, they need to be one of the best of the best. If you know of someone who qualifies, have him or her get in touch with me for additional information. Hope you found this interesting and informative. Now, as I said in the beginning we only have the five Mondays in April before we go dark until Novem-

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GULF SHRINE CLUB

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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!

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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – March 2012

Editor

Hillbilly Shrine Club Treasurer John Yoder presented Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° a check of $1,000 for the General Fund from the February Hillbilly Thursday buffet.

Editor

King Pin President Del Rawlinson presented Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° a check of $938 from the proceeds of the King Pin March Pancake Breakfast.

Editor

Donald Gatrell and Donald Valerino from the North Port Shrine Club presented Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° a check of $4,021 for the Transportation Fund.

Editor

Hillbilly Raban Del Rawlinson got caught in the Hillbilly lady’s wash line at the March 3 Hillbilly Hoedown. The Hillbillies had a great time with food, music and Hillbilly Degrees.

Rodd

Gulf Shrine Club President Richard Okerman, Sr. presented Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° a check of $7,600 from the Hospital Days collections.

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Bob Rodd from the Manatee Shrine Club presented Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° a check of $4,000 from their Hospital Days collections.

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Sahib Shriners Ladies Night Dinner Dance

Birthday & Anniversary Winners

March Birthday Winner

March Anniversary Winners

Arlene Cutler

Lady Joanne & Noble Herb Mueller photos by Bud Glidden

Brother Danny Thomas’ Stamp from W. Bro. Dwight D. Seals, Camden Lodge No. 159, Camden, Ohio

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harity is no doubt close to the heart of up comic show in Chicago nightclubs. Dur- 1953 with Peggy Lee. In it, the Roman every Mason, and every Mason has ing World War Two he was a USO per- Catholic actor played a Jewish singer. In 1952, he was on television in “The Four their very own favorite. Mine is the St. former with Marlene Dietrich. Star Revue.” In 1953, he made Jude’s Children’s Hospital. his début as Danny Williams Linn’s Stamp News reports a in the sitcom “Make Room for stamp will be issued by the Daddy” on ABC. Jean Hagen United States Postal Service played his wife. Sherry Jackin 2012 honoring Brother son and Rusty Hamer were Danny Thomas (the stamp his children. Supporting playshould be available now at ers were Hans Conreid, your local post office.) Linn’s Annette Funicello, Pat Stamp news is the leading Harrington, Jr., Sid Melton authority on stamp collectand Jesse White. In 1957, the ing. W. Bro. Norm Lincoln show moved to CBS with provided me with this inforMarjorie Lord as his wife and mation. Thank you W. Bro. Angela Cartwright as her Norm. Once this stamp comes The United States Postal Service and St. Jude Children's daughter. The name was out, buy it and put a Brother Research Hospital honor Toledo native Danny Thomas. changed to “Make Room for on your snail mail. Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yahkoob was In 1946, he changed his name to Danny Danny.” In all the show won four Emmys. born in 1914 in Deerfield, Michigan the Thomas and made his first movie “Unfin- Danny became a producer of other TV fifth of nine children of Lebanon immi- ished Dance” with Margaret O’Brien. He programs such as “The Dick Van Dyck grants. He grew up in Toledo, Ohio, gradu- continued in films with “Big City” in Show,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” “The ating from Woodward High School. He 1948 with Robert Preston, “Call Me Mis- Real McCoys,” “The Joey Bishop Show” then decided on a career in show business. ter” in 1951 with Betty Grable, “I’ll See and “The Mod Squad.” Danny Thomas In 1934, he was singing on radio as Amos You in my Dreams” in 1951 with Doris made occasional records from 1947 for Jacobs. Two years later, he began a stand- Day and a remake of “The Jazz Singer” in . . .continued on page 38 Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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MetLife Blimp entertains Sahib Shriners’ hospital children submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

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n March 15, members of our hospital committee arranged for an outing to ‘fly’ in the MetLife blimp visiting the Sarasota airport for the Sarasota Invitational Rowing Regatta. The original plan was to give some of our Shriners patients and members of their families a ride in the blimp, but high winds prevented the rides. The MetLife blimp flight crew still spent time with our patients, thier families and several nobles from Sahib showing them the inside and outside of the blimp. The MetLife Blimp Program, initiated in 1987, underwent an expansion in 1994. MetLife currently operates three airships known as “Snoopy One,” “Snoopy Two,” and “Snoopy J.” Structurally, the blimps are the same A60+ model. All of the blimps are permanently decaled with corporate logo “MetLife” on either side. “Snoopy One” was launched in Tampa, Florida in February, 1994. “Snoopy Two” was launched from Hillsboro, Oregon in

October, 1994. The primary difference between the two blimps is their geographic regions of operation. “Snoopy Two” spends the winter months on the West Coast touring California, Nevada and Arizona. “Snoopy One” spends the winter and spring months in Florida, Georgia and Texas. “Snoopy J” was launched in Japan in November of 2010. The primary focus of the blimp program is providing aerial coverage of sporting and special events. In a typical year,

Snoopy One at the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport.

A member of one of our Sahib Shriner patient’s families learns a little about what it takes to fly “Snoopy One” at the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport.

“Snoopy One” and “Snoopy Two” cover approximately 70 events for a variety of networks including NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN and TGC. The blimps can be seen capturing shots of events ranging from the US Open and PGA Championship, to NFL football games across the country. In between television commitments, “Snoopy One” and “Snoopy Two” support local MetLife promotions with special fly overs for clients and employees. The primary focus of the “Snoopy J” blimp program is to create buzz and awareness of the MetLife Alico brand name, as well as to provide aerial coverage of sporting and cultural events. The is the second year in a row that MetLife of Sarasota is the title sponsor of the Sarasota Invitational Rowing Regatta, the largest open regatta in the state of Florida. As a firm, MetLife of Sarasota has a longstanding history of community involvement and social responsibility, as well as supporting causes that promote healthy living. It has been active in the community for more than 30 years.

Ill Sir Charles Levan, 33° and Sahib Hospital Chairman Jesus Cabalo at the controls of “Snoopy One.”

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Former Patients are Paralympian Role Models Sports can be an incredibly strong motivator – even for those coping with difficult orthopaedic conditions. For an elite few – including patients and former patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children® – that drive and ambition will earn them a spot at the Paralympics. The Paralympics is a worldwide competition that is the equivalent of the Olympics for athletes with physical disabilities, and is held immediately following the traditional Olympics. Here are a few of our track stars: Jerome Singleton Jerome Singleton, 25, of Irmo, S.C., was born without a right fibula. Throughout his childhood, he received expert care at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville, including a below-the-knee amputation and his prosthetics. Jerome ran track in high school and college, and in 2007 he began competing on the U.S. Paralympic track and field team. In 2011, he won the men’s 100-meter event at the IPC Athletics World Championships in New Zealand and earned the title “Fastest Amputee in the World.” Despite his success and busy schedule, Jerome takes time to visit the place that gave him an opportunity to thrive at a sport he loves. “This is where it all started for me, right here in this hospital,” said Jerome. “I know what Shriners Hospitals does for the kids. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for this hospital.” Ryan Fann When Ryan Fann of Nashville, Tenn., was 3 years old he was struck by a car while playing in front of his family’s home and had to have his left foot amputated. Growing up, Ryan struggled with prosthetics that broke frequently, particularly when he played sports like football. When he was 13, Ryan’s father learned of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Lexington and made an appointment. The hospital provided Ryan with three properly fitted and appropriate prosthetic legs – one for walking and two for sports. “I couldn’t believe right away they gave me three legs to use,” said Ryan. “It just shows you how Shriners Hospitals have absolutely zero limitations for their patients.”

Paralympian Jerome Singleton with Pam and Sue Reynolds, patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville.

With his new and more durable prosthetic legs, Ryan’s football game improved; he was selected for the Tennessee East-West Shrine Bowl Game his senior year. After high school, Ryan began to run track at Tennessee State University and also for the Paralympics, where he was a teammate of Jerome’s. Ryan retired from competing in track in 2008. Now 28, he works as a prosthetist and has become a role model for other young amputee athletes. Alan Sanchez Alan Sanchez of Monterrey, Mexico, was 5 years old when a stack of bricks fell on his left leg while he was playing at a construction site near his home. He was taken to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston and underwent an above-the knee amputation. After the surgery Alan received topnotch treatment and prosthetic devices from the pediatric orthopaedic hospital. Now 17, Alan has developed a love for running and won several gold medals for his high school’s track team. His next goal is to follow in the footsteps of Jerome and Ryan and train for the Paralympics. “I owe a lot to my teammates and my coach for all of their support,” said Alan. “I’m also thankful for all the treatment and help at Shriners Hospitals.” Shriners Hospitals for Children applauds these successful athletes and looks forward to helping more patients become active and achieve their goals in life – and in sports. www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org OSMAR12FPAP


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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 APRIL 1 8:00am 2 11:30am 11:30am 3 11:00am 4 7:00pm 6 10:00am 10 1:00pm 6:00pm 11 12 11:00am 13 11:15am 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 Manatee Lodge No. 31 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

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!

MAY 1 11:00am 2 7:00pm 4 10:00am 6 8:00am 7 11:30am 11:30am 8 1:00pm 6:00pm 9 10 11:00am 11 11:15am 15 10:30am 16 11:00am 18 10:00am 21 12:01pm 7:30pm 22 23 7:00pm 25 11:00am

Pirate Class - SL LOS-Greeters LOS Songbirds-CRA Pancake Breakfast Jewels of Service LOS-Tigress Class - SL NYLA Temple at Manatee Lodge No. 31 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance LOS-Swingers Greeter-Ettes-SL Sar-I Court MH LOS-Clowns LOS-Merrie Makers - SL LOS-Orphan Annies-SL Oriental Dancers Diamonds in the Sky Clown Dolls - SL 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 .............................................. Bill Balkwell 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,) Stan Preston, 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


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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 SHRINE ORGANIZATIONS The “Q” .................................................... 22 SHRINE SUPPORTERS Purmort & Martin .................................... 34 SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION Birthday/Anniversary Dinner/Dance 6, 48 The Diamonds (June 16) ....................... 23 Hospital Committee Report ................... 6 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 Royal Majesty Pageant (April 22) ........ 25 Sahib Bingo (Every Tuesday) .......... 20,35 Sahib Building Fund .............................. 30 Sahib Shrine Circus (April 13-15) ........... 16 Sahib Spring Ceremonial (April 27-28) .. 28 Sahib Unit leaders (w/ phone numbers) . 52 Sahib Unit News ...................................... 18 Shrine Club Directory ........................... 12 Shrine Club News ................................... 12 Shrine Club leaders (w/phone numbers) 12 Shriners & Ladies Luncheon (April 12) .. 21 Shriners Hospital Contributions ........... 6

Speaker Bureau ...................................... 33 Stated Meetings ...................................... 6 Thursday Luncheons ............................. 34 Trust Fund ................................................. 24 SAHIB UNITS Aides ........................................................ 46 Banjo Band .............................................. 46 Dance Band ............................................ 40 Clowns ..................................................... 40 Greeters ................................................... 46 Hillbilly Clan 78 ....................................... 13 Kentucky Colonels ................................. 32 King Pins – Pancake Breakfast ............ 40 Legion of Honor ...................................... 32 Mariners ................................................... 32 Model Ts / Classic Cars ......................... 32 Oriental Band .......................................... 46 Pipes and Drums ................................... 46

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

Mon

Tue

April 2012

Wed

Thu

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

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

Fri

Sat

6

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

11:15am LOS Meeting - MH

Hadji Potentate Ball 9:00am Outside Rental - MH

Sahib Shrine Circus

16

17

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

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

22

23

24

25

26

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

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

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

April

15

18

19

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

20

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

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

Sahib Shrine Circus

27

28 11:00am Ceremonial Ladies Luncheon

Sahib Spring Ceremonial

29

30

Sahib Shrine

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

Circus

April 13 -15 1

2

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

3

7:30pm Stated meeting

REPORTER DEADLINE

6 8:00am-1:00pm Pancake Breakfast 8:00am-1:00pm Bloodmobile

13

7

8

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

14

15

May

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

20

27

21

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

28 Memorial Day

10

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

16

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

7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

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

17 Oriental Band Motor Corps Sojourners Meeting Directors Staff - CRA

22

23

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

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

29

30

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

5 5:00pm Outside Rental

FSA Convention – Ft. Myers

9

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

4

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

7:00pm Oriental Band

11

18

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

24 11:00am Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums - MH

31 11:00am Luncheon

Sahib Closed Florida Grand Lodge – Orlando

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

12

11:15am LOS MEETING M/H Mahi Potentate Ball 9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting

19 4:00pm Outside Rental

25

26 Bahia Potentate Ball 10:00am Ortega wedding


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