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The

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

Reporter

2012 Honorable Mention Dromedary Award Winner

Volume 32, Number 1

Sarasota, Florida

January 2013

Elected Divan for 2013

Potentate Bill Zurlo

Chief Rabban Rocky Kearney

Assistant Rabban Connie Jacobi

High Priest & Prophet Carroll Scribner

Oriental Guide Bill Balkwill

Treasurer Ken Shipley

Recorder Don Vos, PP

Bill Zurlo confirmed as Don Vos elected New Sahib Potentate for 2013 New Sahib Recorder for 2013 submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

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t the Sahib Annual Meeting on December 5, Chief Rabban Bill Zurlo was elected our Potentate for 2013. Noble Bill became a Shriner in 1999 when he joined Sahib at the urging of one of our Greeters. He joined and became . . .continued on page 38

Shriners Having Fun & Helping Kids

January

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t the Sahib Annual Meeting on December 5, Past Potentate Don Vos was elected our Recorder for 2013. Don lives in the Meadows with Lady Carol. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduated from West Michigan . . .continued on page 25

New Years Day Installation of 2013 Officers, 5:00 p.m. East West Shrine Game Pre-Game Party, 7:00 p.m. King Pin Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 a.m., 40 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m., 6 Stated Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 6 Evening with Patsy Cline, 7:00 p.m. Shriners East/West Football Game, 4:00 p.m., 16, 36 Sahib Dedication Service, 3:00 p.m., 7 “E on the Strip�, 7:00 p.m., Rusty Mason Reunion, 6:30 p.m., 39

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


Sahib Shrine Restaurant & Lounge January 2013 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 $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 Cup Bowl

$4.75 $3.95 $4.50 $3.95

Soup of the Day $2.50 $3.75 Soda $1.00

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

$2.50 $2.00 $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 Cheese Quesadilla $6.95 Chicken Quesadilla $7.95 Low Calorie Plate $6.95 served w/ fresh fruit and cottage cheese

8 oz ground beef patty with cottage cheese and fresh fruit

Soup and 1/2 Sandwich

Salads

Coffee/Tea $1.00

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Western Omelet

$5.95

served w/fresh fruit Reservations Please: 366-4449

HILLBILLY BUFFET-THURSDAY’S Serving 5:00 to 7:00 PM $8.50 PER PERSON January 3 Pot Roast January 10 Pork and Sauerkraut January 17 Salisbury Steak January 24 Baked Chicken January 31 Ham 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

Twin Tenderloins of Beef

$15.95

pan fried w/Monterey jack cheese, mushroom, tomato

Prime Rib of Beef, au jus,

$14.95

horseradish sauce

Chicken Cordon Bleu

$11.95

ham, swiss cheese, cheese sauce

Baby Beef Liver and onions $ 8.95 Fish and Chips (Alaskan Pollock)$ 8.95 French fries and coleslaw

Hot Pastrami on Rye

$ 8.95

w/Provolone cheese and fries

Low Calorie Plate 8 oz. beef patty, cottage cheese, fresh fruit

$ 6.95


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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 day of the month for publication in the following month. Text and images produced using computers may be submitted via email or on a PC-compatible 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 © 2013. SHRINE HOSPITAL INFORMATION For information or assistance in contacting the Shriners Hospitals for Children or a Shrine Burns Institute call: National: Florida: Sarasota: Email:

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

January 2013

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

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he beginning of a New Year always brings to mind the need to make resolutions. Resolutions! Resolutions! Will we keep them or will we forget them? Let me repeat some suggestions from Ann Landers: “Vow to do some things you’ve always wanted to do, but could not find the time. Make an effort to stay in close touch with family and friends. Find time to be kind and helpful. Give a complement. It might give someone a badly needed lift. Apologize when you realize you are wrong. Don’t blow your own horn (too much). Express gratitude and give credit where it is due. Read something uplifting and don’t abandon your old-fashioned

principles. They never go out of style. Clean out your closet. If you see litter on the sidewalk, pick it up instead of walking over it. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of nature. Walk tall and smile more. You’ll look 10 years younger and don’t be afraid to say, ‘I love you’. If you have love in your life it can be the best year ever.” And, don’t forget the children in our Shriners Hospitals for Children. They need us to be their friends. That’s what we’re all about; share a funny story with them. A good laugh with someone can sometimes be the best medicine. Above all else, let this New Year be a blessing for good health and enduring prosperity. Alleluia!

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

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ay a bright and prosperous New Year bring happiness to you and yours. My Lady Bobbi has been the chief proofreader and copy editor since the beginning, and also assists with the typing and conversion of input from the writers (simply couldn’t do this without her.) Many nobles and ladies contributed to photos this year, thanks to Malcolm Van Dyke, II, Bud Glidden, Bob Rodd, Al Cobb, Jim Smith, Phyllis Copher, Louise Hall and Emeritus Recorder Bill Batten for being there to help us record images of our events. As always, I remain especially grateful to Barbara Hays, she is Sahib’s accounting assistant, she keeps track of the billing for our advertisers, she does such a great job! Visits to the Sahib Shrine Website has been averaging about 1,400 per month. Clown Unit, Sahib Reporter Magazine archives, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Friday Webletter, Sahib Shrine Circus,

Pipes & Drum Unit and rent our Sahib hall pages average the highest amount of visits. Our Web calendar <http://prem.calendars.net/ sahibshrine/>, is still averaging about 200 visits per month. Last year we started a Sahib Shrine Twitter page <http://twitter.com/ sahib shriners>, 240 are following us, but few are our members, no way to know how many just check the page periodically, I’ll keep promoting Twitter—for a while anyway. Due to lack of interest (by Sahib leaders and members,) I will no longer post events on our online shopping page. You can still pay for annual dues and booster donations online if you want. Thanks again to the many nobles and ladies that support the Reporter Boosters Program, they continue to help offset the high cost of printing and mailing the magazine. Don’t forget, units and clubs still get a 25% commission for new Reporter ads!

Photo on Page 1: Photographer Noble Gary Schweinshaupt. 2013 Sahib Elected Divan The Reporter: is published monthly (except in July), a subscription is included in our member’s annual Sahib Shrine dues of $100, by the Sahib Shrine Temple, Inc., 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. Third-class postage paid at Manasota, FL.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


January 2013

SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate Elect’s Notes

Nobles, We have passed through the last Ceremonial for 2012 without incident, December Christmas Parades and parties along with certain individual Installations of Club Officers have also passed. I was asked by Gulf Shrine Club to install their 2013 officers on December 21, at Tara Country Club. What an honor that was. We have had our Installation of Divan Officers and Club/Unit Officers on Wednesday, January 2. The ladies were also invited. After the Installation we had dinner and dancing by Taylor and Taylor. The installation affair was meant to pull the nobles together. We have much work to be done, but we can mix this with pleasure. I’m hoping the Divan’s service to Sahib Shriners and their families will facilitate this process. Let’s all look for the positive. In that regard, please remember Hospital Days Co-Chairs Tim Kinchla and Bill Long and what a great job they and their crews did. In 2013 let’s look to break records. Let’s all give Tim and Bill a job well done. Happy New Year to All!

Yours in the Faith,

William “Bill” H. Zurlo, Potentate

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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January 2013

SAHIB SHRINERS

“CLASSIC COUNTRY” PRESENTED BY THE DIVAN

LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE With Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, January 8 • Social Hour – 6:00 p.m.

Dinner – 7:00 p.m.

• Dancing – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with “Taylor & Taylor” • Choice of Entree: St. Louis Style Pork Ribs Crabmeat Stuffed Tilapia Fillet

Tickets: $19.50 per person, includes sales tax and gratuity Purchase Ticket Reservations in Advance a Must! Nobles – Fez or Western Hat and attire Ladies – Commensurate attire Tic ick Preceding Thur hursda sday No T ic ket Sales after the Pr eceding T hur sda y Box Office: 366-4449, ext. 320 Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Shriner’s Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE CONTRIBUTIONS TO SHRINERS HOSPITALS

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

November $ 330.00 $ 1,815.00 200.00 5,847.56 $

8,192.56

Total Year To Date 16,868.00 44,719.84 400.00 49,105.42

$ 111,093.26

JANUAR Y 2013 JANUARY ST ATED MEETING STA WEDNESDAY NIGHT January 9, 2013

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6:00 p.m. Fun and Fellowship 6:30 p.m. Band entertains 7:30 p.m. Meeting opens Balloting 2013 Dues card and Fez required

* $21,500 Retained for The Sahib Hospital Transportation Fund.

Official Call

FEBRUAR Y 2013 FEBRUARY ST ATED MEETING STA

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL COMMITTEE REPORT Jesus Cabalo, Hospital Chairman

THURSDAY NOON February 7, 2013

REPORT FOR NOVEMBER New Patients (YTD) ................................................ 16 (200) Trips (YTD) .............................................................. 21 (297) Trips to other hospitals (YTD) ............................... 2 (18) Clinic Appointments (YTD) ....................................... 69 (1,083) Admissions (YTD) .......................................................... 3 (47)

• • • • • •

11:00 a.m. Fun and Fellowship 11:30 p.m.Band entertains 12:00 Noon Lunch 12:45 p.m. Meeting Opens Balloting 2013 Dues card and Fez required

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


January 2013

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

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would like to first thank all of those for their support and encouragement to elect me to the office of Chief Rabban. Being an officer at Sahib Shriners is like a dream come true. I get to help with decisions, raise monies for the children in our Shriners Hospitals for Children and have tons of fun with some of the greatest people that I know. Being a Shriner is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me. I especially get excited when I get to go up to the Tampa hospital and get to have fun with the kids. I’m hoping this year that all of our Shrine nobles that find themselves lost with nothing going on look deep down on why they became

a Shriner, and hop on board here at Sahib. The more that get involved, the easier the job at hand. I was one of those lost Shriners after demitting to Sahib in 1982. It took me several years to find my place here, but when I finally did, I never looked back. So, I’m asking everyone to just try to give a little extra this year and help our Potentate keep Sahib the best darn Shrine in all of North America, if not the world. Remember, this is your Shrine we are all here for the same thing. Have fun to help the children of our hospitals. Thanks for all the happy memories you create for me and keep up the good work! Your Chief Rabban.

Balkwill elected Sahib Oriental Guide for 2013 submitted by Gary Schweinshaupt

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t the Sahib Annual Meeting on December 5, Noble Bill Balkwill was elected our Oriental Guide for 2013. Born on January 1, 1952 in Port Huron, Michigan, to Richard and Jean Balkwill (both deceased.) His father served in the United States Navy in WWII and Korea. Bill has two older brothers Skip (Navy Vietnam) and Tom and a younger sister Lynda (deceased.) Bill grew up on the Canadian border at the mouth of Lake Huron and enjoyed watching all the different

freighters go up and down the river. He also enjoyed fishing and swimming he attended Port Huron High School, played basketball and was active in the Boy Scouts of America and received his Eagle Award, and was involved in the Order of the Arrow. He graduated from Ferris State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice in 1975. He was first employed with the University of South Florida Police Dept. in 1975 while working on his Master’s Degree. In 1976, he . . .continued on page 26

Ceremonial Installation of the Sahib Divan and Unit Officers January 2, 2013

Sahib Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S. Cordially invite you to join us for the 2013 Potentate's Ball honoring Illustrious Sir William H. "Bill" Zurlo and Lady Stacey Lee on Saturday the Second of February Two Thousand and Thirteen Sahib Shrine 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, Florida Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Black Tux or Dark Suit with Fez & Tie

Dinner 7:00 p.m. RSVP January 7, 2013 $45.00 per person

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nstallation of officers at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in the Sahib Shriners main hall. The 2013 Divan, as well as the unit officers, will be installed into office. This will be a formal affair with the Divan in black tux, and other unit and club officers in their formal attire or black tux or dark suit with Fez. This affair is also for the ladies to join in at $20 per person.

Re-Dedication Service

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ll Shriners, friends and ladies are invited to attend the Annual Service of Re-Dedication for our new Divan on Sunday, January 20, at 3:00 p.m. Please plan to attend and show your support for our new Potentate-elect Ill. Sir William H. “Bill” Zurlo. The service will be held at Church of the Palms Presbyterian (USA), 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34239. Refreshments will be served following the service at Sahib Shrine Sahara Lounge at 4:30 p.m. Ill. Sir Louis H. Ortt, PP, 33° will deliver the sermon. The Sahib Chaplains Corps will assist him

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB REPORTER

January 2013

PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – December 2012

Editor

Asst. Chief Aide Ken Pederson presented Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° a special plaque he hand-crafted to donate to the temple. It has as many Potentate Pins as could be located (thanks to Marylou for that.)

Editor

On behalf of W. Bro. Harry Sawdon, WM of Palmer Lodge No. 372, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° presented Noble Jim Yeo his 60-Year Masonic Service Pin and Card.

Editor

Hillbilly Secretary Mike Davenport presented Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° a check of $1,000 for the Sahib General Fund from the November Hillbilly Thursday night buffet.

Editor

Noble Jules Simon representing iBeriaBank presented Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° a check of $2,500 for the Sahib Shriner’s Transportation Fund.

Editor

Sahib Hospital Chairman Jesus Cabalo and Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° presented guest patient Stephanie at our Fall Ceremonial. She has been a Tampa Shriner Hospital patient since she was 10 days old and received her first prosthesis at 9 months.

Van Dyke

Guest patient Stephanie and her mother Peggy had lunch with our Sahib ladies at the Fall Ceremonial. Stephanie recently graduated with a BAS in Healthcare Administration from State College of Florida.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


January 2013

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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – December 2012

Editor

Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33°Donor Relations Chairman Bob Rodd thank and present Gill Baker with a plaque in appreciation of him becoming a donor where 100% of donations go directly to the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children.

Editor

Donor Relations Chairman Bob Rodd along with Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° present Giles Light with his plaque, he’s the newest donor to the plaque program, and also thank Bob Trudel as the first to give his 2013 donation.

Editor

Our Ladies Oriental Shrine Songbirds provided lovely spiritual music during our Annual Sahib Memorial Service where we honor Sahib nobles who have passed away during the preceding twelve months.

Kinchla

Noble Ron and Lady Diane Enger and our poster child Sophia with her mother Marie at one of our collection sites during the Sahib Fall Fundraiser in November

Editor

Roger King, Jules Simon and King Pin President Del Rawlinson lining up for the Sahib Fall Ceremonial Parade. New nobles should consider joining the King Pins, a great way to meet our nobles and ladies.

Kinchla

Connie and Deanie Jacobi at one of our collection sites during the Sahib Fall Fundraiser in November.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

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SAHIB REPORTER

January 2013

SHRINE CLUB DIRECTORY DIRECTOR OF CLUBS TBA

CLUB COUNCIL Sec./Treas.: TBA

ENGLEWOOD SHRINE CLUB

GULF SHRINE CLUB

2012 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: David Rowe – 748-6025 1003 111Th St E Bradenton, FL 34212-9758 Email: rowedavidl@verizon.net 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: Al Hochroth - 359-8387 4852 Carrington Cir. Sarasota, FL 34243-5519 Email: hochrotha@aol.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: James Gates – 380-2491 cell 237 Trailorama Drive North Port, FL 34287-1541 Email: janspaugh@sbcgloble.net 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.

2012 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 David L. Rowe, President, rowedavid1@verzion.net

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appy New Year! Twenty-thirteen offers new challenges and opportunities for all Masonic bodies. Congratulations to the new Divan and all the new officers and board members in all the clubs and units. Gulf Shrine Club looks forward to working with the new Divan to make 2013 a year to be proud. We are on schedule to be working the four Publix stores we have been active at for Hospital Days. Let’s all help to make it a success in 2013. Our 41st installation of your 2013 officers at the Tara Golf and Country Club by our new Potentate William Zurlo was a huge success. Thanks to every one for attending.

Our meeting is January 8 at the American Legion Post #24, 2000 75th Street West in Bradenton. Board meets at 10:30 a.m.; lunch/meeting begins at noon. All Shriners are welcome. Our speaker will be Noble Mike Orsini, head of security for the Pirates. We will be working security for Pirate City and the ballgames; he needs two more nobles to step up to the plate. Our earnings go to the Sahib Shriners Transportation Fund. Last year we made $6,000, which was accomplished by only three nobles. Have a great year and enjoy life to the fullest.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


January 2013

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

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owdy, y’all! Here’s the latest from “Behind the Outhouse”. I hope the New Year finds all you Cuzzins safe and healthy and ya didn’t drink too much shine! Us Hillbillys had a great time at the Venice and Sarasota parades. Some people thought we had too much fun!

Hillbilly January Menu January 3 ................. Pot Roast January 10 ............... Pork and Sauerkraut January 17 ............... Salisbury Steak January 24 ............... Baked Chicken January 31 ............... Ham Be safe, be healthy, be happy.

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

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pparently, the Mayan calendar was wrong; the world was supposed to end on December 21, 2012. It didn’t. That means this writer and the Motor Corps are back for 2013. It also means I’ll have to come up with some witty, if not totally accurate and error-free news about the whereabouts and happenings of the Sahib Shriners Motor Corps. Wish me luck. We hope everyone had a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year. The Motor Corps looks forward to an active year and is willing to participate in many activities throughout the coming year. Under the leadership of President Hampton Crimi (Sambo), we expect to have a busy year. The Motor Corps participated in the December holiday parade in Sarasota. Unfortunately, we were

unable to participate in the North Port parade. We also participated in the ceremonial parade at the Shrine on December 1. We had 12 bikes in the Ceremonial Parade and the Sarasota Holiday Parade. The Ceremonial Parade was special for one of our members. Barry Hart's son, Jake, joined Sahib Shrine during the recent ceremonial. The Motor Corps Christmas party was held at Sahib Shriners on Saturday, December 15. We had a great choice of food entrees: Prime Rib, Roasted Cornish Game Hen or Shrimp stuffed with crab. Musical entertainment was provided by Taylor & Taylor. Hospitality was great and we all were able to participate in the spirit of the holiday season. . . .continued on page 14

Advertising in the Sahib Reporter Our monthly magazine is mailed to over 2,000 subscribers, advertisers and complementary readers and is available for anyone to view in Adobe Acrobat on our Website. You can also obtain the brochure and sales contract there: http://sahibshrine.org/reporter/

Annual Advertising Rates for the Sahib Shrine Reporter Interior Full Page ..... $ 1,125 Half Page .................... $ 675 Third Page ................ 450 Quarter Page ............. 375 Business Card ......... 225 ½ Business Card ....... 135 Phone: (941) 366-4449 Email: editor@sahibshrine.org

Meetings 1st Thursday of each Month at Sahib Shrine

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SAHIB REPORTER . . .continued from page 13 Motor Corps Shrine Club Raffle tickets on our annual booze wagon giveaway is underway. Each ticket provides the purchaser with a chance on a Harley Davidson wagon filled with a large selection of top-shelf liquor. If you don’t already have your raffle tickets, see any member of the Motor Corps. We owe a special thanks to the Winn Dixie store on Fruitville Road. The liquor store manager contributed to our Booze Wagon. That contribution included four bottles of top shelf spirits, four 8-ounce champagne glasses and four 13-ounce chardonnay

January 2013

glasses. We’ve also been promised a few bottles of mixers and some other items closer to the drawing. The local Winn Dixie store has always been supportive of the Shrine activities. We only have two birthdays and one anniversary to report in January. Gary Nickols (Stumpy) will celebrate a birthday on the 18th and Lady Peggy Sue Mitchell on the 31st. Mike Harrell (Beefy) and Lady Kim will celebrate an anniversary on the fifth. Guess that’s all the news from the Motor Corps for January. Notwithstanding any surprises or revisions of the Mayan calendar, the G-man will be back in February.

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

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e had a great time at our Venice and North Port Shrine Clubs’ Christmas Party at Pelican Point Country Club! Then a good number of our nobles turned out in their infamous neon yellow shirts to man our float in the North Port Poinsettia night parade. This parade capped a busy holiday season including our ‘Veterans Remembrance’ special breakfast also at the Olde World Restaurant. At our November Stated Meeting, we elected the following slate of 2013 officers to be installed by our member and Potentate Charles Levan, 33° at our December Stated Meeting: President ........................ James Gates 1st VP ............................. Lowell McCarty 2nd VP ............................ John Brophy Secretary/Treasurer ...... Clint Van Tassell On our Board of Directors Immediate Past President Bob Somerville will serve one year and Director John ‘Jack’ Watson will serve three years. Contact our new President Jim Gates at 380-2491 for reservations and information on other upcoming events. While nobles attend our 2nd Monday of the month 11:15 a.m. Stated Meeting “in back” at the Olde World, we invite their ladies and guests to a monthly birthday lunch “up front.” And each Tuesday 7:30 a.m., rain or shine, 52 weeks of the year, our nobles, ladies and friends breakfast in separate rooms at the Olde World for information, fun and fellowship. Please bring your and your friends’ aluminum can pull-tabs for Bob ‘Can Man’ Arnold’s team and your old magazines with blacked out (please don’t cut or tear out) address labels for 2nd VP John ‘Magazine

Mogul’ Brophy (426-0743, or <jonhb1996@gmail.com>). John now needs help affixing our Shrine Club sticker for distribution to now over 100 North Port medical offices and firehouses. Who will volunteer? We invite any Mason or Shriner with their lady and/or guests to join us for some of our friendly banter and civic projects. Recent guests included Don Dimick. As we go to press, we received no responses to our December Quotable Notable quiz. It was former Republican Senator and Presidential Candidate Robert Dole who recently wrote upon the passing of former Democratic Senator George McGovern, “We would come to understand that our most important commonality – the thing that would unite us during and after our service on Capitol Hill – was our shared desire to eliminate hunger in this country and around the world.” So here’s our January quiz. What locally retired Distinguished Research Professor of Law wrote of the usual scandal of Florida’s dysfunctional election system, “The right to vote is the most fundamental right in a democracy. This is what many have given their lives to protect. We make a fundamental error in placing the responsibility for administering elections in the hands of state and local partisan officials who often use their position primarily to gain partisan advantage or who are simply incompetent.” The first non-club member to identify this Quotable Notable at the above email address or phone (941) 429-6882, wins a free Tuesday morning breakfast for two with the North Port Shrine Club.

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Shrine Clubs – December 2012

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North Port Shrine Club ladies meet ‘up front’ at our weekly Tuesday morning breakfasts.

Chairman of this event to honor North Port Shrine Club members, that are Veterans, was John Brophy, who has kept a book on each of the members' story, as interviewed by North Port Sun Columnist Don Moore and stated that each member's story can be found at the Library of Congress, as well.

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Present Officers of the North Port Shrine Club attending the festivities were: (l-r) President Bob Somerville, 2nd V.P. Jim Gates, Sec./Treas. Clint Van Tassell, Directors Cliff Bloodsworth and Bill Schultz, and Past presidents Sam Cohen, Randy Andersen and Jim Macdonald.

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The North Port Shrine Club honored their members that are Veterans. Sixteen of these listed names were called and available. Bob Arnold USN, Arthur Ayotte USN, Cliff Bloodsworth USN, John Brophy USA, John Cannon USMC, J.D Copher USA, J. Roger Dalton RAF, Donald Gatrell USAF, Joe Harrington USN, Richard Hartley USN, Larry Hedmark USNAF, Dick Holmes USAAF, Charles M. Levan USA, Jim Macdonald USAR, Otis Manchester USN, Lowell McCarty USN, Tom Millaway USN, Jim Reynolds USN, Jock Robertson USA, B. John Ross USA, Dave Rubin USN, Bill Schultz USAAF, W. A. Shipley USAF, C. VanTassell USN, and Jack Watson USN. We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


The East-West Shrine Game: “More than Just a Game” The East-West Shrine Game® is the longest running college all star football game in the country, and has consistently proven itself to be a stepping-stone to the NFL. For example, more than 60 players from the 2012 game launched their professional career this fall. Currently, 40 of the players in our 2012 game are on active NFL rosters, 19 are on NFL practice squads, and the two Canadian players made Canadian Football League squads. Clearly, the game draws significant attention from the NFL A player’s performance in the practice sessions and in the game can make or break his chances for an NFL career. Since the game’s inception, 69 players from the East-West Shrine Game have been inducted into the National Football League Hall of Fame and more than 100 alumni are in the College Football Hall of Fame. The annual event has launched the NFL careers of many players including Tom Brady, Greg Jennings, John Elway, Willie Roaf, Shannon Sharpe and Brett Favre. “The most important thing is that these players have a chance to make it into an NFL club,” said Harold Richardson, executive director of the EastWest Shrine Game. “Our goal is to keep improving the quality of players every year. That’s one of the keys to growing the game.”

for top college football players to showcase their skills, the East-West Shrine Game gives the players, spectators and television audience a chance to learn more about the life-changing work of Shriners Hospitals for Children. On the Sunday leading up to the game, players witness first-hand the true purpose of the game when they visit the local Shriners Hospital. During the hospital visit, players and coaches participate in games, crafts and several other activities with the patients. This chance to interact with the patients is the highlight of the East-West Shrine Game experience for many of the players. The 88th annual East-West Shrine Game will take place on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game will be broadcast live on NFL Network with a kick-off time of 4 p.m. EST. To learn more about the East-West Shrine Game, and to purchase tickets, please visit www. shrinegame.com.

More than Just a Game In addition to being an important step in the careers of aspiring professional football players, the EastWest Shrine Game also benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children®, a health care system that has given hope and healing to more than 1 million children, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. The East-West Shrine Game is “More Than Just a Game.” In addition to providing an opportunity OSTEWSOCT12


January 2013 December 2080 Robert & Ruth Riegel December 2056 Manatee Shrine Club December 2034 Sahib Golf Assoc. James Ericsson John Lewellen Bill Simon 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 ) August 2024 S. & B. Carter February 2023 North Port Shrine Club January 2023 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Donald Chase, PPR) (In Memory of George Cumming ) April 2022 Roy Winterbottom (In Memory of Ed Luff) March 2022 Volkert and Helen Smith December 2021 Don and Joan Patterson 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 April 2018 Ted & Anita Moltz January 2018 Charles & Pauline Baker (In Memory of Betsy Baker )

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Reporter Boosters

May 2014 Wallace & Audrey Clements (In Memory of Our Son Mike Clements ) May 2014 (Through month stated, = New or Renewed this month) Provost Guard May 2015 September 2018 (In Memory of Passed Members ) The Builders Lodge No. 376 In Memory of B. John and Roberta Ross (In Memory of Irene Krakow ) Dr George & Dorothy Robinson Robert & Audrey Rushing Donald & Audrey Schmitt September 2017 (In Memory of Joan Winters ) April 2015 Marion Podewitz April 2014 Harold Bell (In Memory of Bill Podewitz) Carolyn B. ‘Midge’ Jordan John H. Brophy Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Doug Jordan ) (In Memory of Catherine F. Brophy) (In Memory of Paul Tobias ) Ray & Barbara Stevens James & Caroyl Dunlap August 2017 March 2014 Manatee Shrine Club Manatee Shrine Club Oscar & Peggy Cloutier (In Memory of Fred Rye) (In Memory of Philip Mitchell, PP ) Dale & Donna LaBell (In Memory of Charles E. Slater ) June 2017 Kenneth & Betty Terryberry (In Memory of Fred W. Nason) Manatee Shrine Club February 2014 (In Memory of Lowell L. Sutton ) May 2017 Cabiri (In Memory of Joseph P. Kelley) Sahib Shrine Mariners January 2014 March 2015 April 2017 Manatee Shrine Club Bill & Gail Balkwill (In Memory of Bill Disney) Manatee Shrine Club Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Arthur Bieser) John & Margaret Hodge (In Memory of Dr. A. Edward O'Hara ) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of John Bohenkamp) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Larry Swanson ) (In Memory of Roy Rudolph) (In Memory of S. F. Perkins, III) (In Memory of Earl Woodring) December 2013 January 2015 March 2017 Doug & Janie Bohannon June C. Hutcheson Virginia Chase Christopher Weeks & Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Harold Chase ) Barbara Hershey (In Memory of Carl Herman) Fred & Sami Phillips (In Memory of Scott Macaulay ) January 2017 November 2013 (In Memory of Edgar Sherrick) Charles & Suzanna Krueger Ann Lassig Edward & Jean O’Hara October 2016 (In Memory of Ken Lassig ) (In Memory of Dr. Robert S. Nowicki ) Patricia A. McLain October 2013 Charles & Sally Ridlon (In Memory of BG John H. McLain ) Lindy & Sandy Nardone (In Memory of Philip Mitchell) May 2016 Hugh D. Yaeger November 2014 Manatee Shrine Club August 2013 Jacques & Marie Landau (In Memory of Al McKenzie, PP ) Nancy Holmes (In Memory of Chris Kellogg ) (In Memory of John Pinkley ) (In Memory Husband George ) Margaret Lawrence (In Memory of Fordon Harris) June 2013 (In Loving Memory of Don Lawrence) March 2016 C. Donald & Marna McLeod Walter Reuter Jerry & Joyce Goacher Kevin & Susan Sapio October 2014 Dottie Pinkley Bill & Tally Hull (In Memory of John Pinkley) May 2013 Ronald R. & Georgana J. LeVene Don and Elayne Sims Ed & Edie Phillips (In memory of Robert "Bob" Lindner ) Jean C. Rudolph February 2016 Marian Goldenberg Bill & Stacey Lee Zurlo Manatee Shrine Club (In Loving Memory of Bob Goldenberg, PP) (In Memory of Ed Luff) April 2013 September 2014 (In Memory of Christopher Weeks) Joe & Sharon Pegararo Jack & Barbara Scrofani January 2016 March 2013 Jim & Eileen Jensen August 2014 Don & Joan Patterson Jack & Martha Bryant (In Memory of Luther Bollman ) December 2015 Giles Light Dick & Jenny Warner Aides Office Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Richard G. Morris) February 2013 (In Memory of Jim Arendall ) C. Ace Adams HP& P and September 2015 Manatee Shrine Club Ruth McAngell PHP Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Ned Jaworski) William M. Adams (In Memory of Richard G. Morris ) June 2014 Robert & Ruth Riegel August 2015 Dottie La Greco (In Memory of Herman Dooley) Chris & Peg Kellogg (In Memory of Husband Louis La Greco) Manatee Shrine Club January 2013 Ed & Jean O’Hara (In Memory of Kenneth Gerrard, Sr., PP) Ted & Lourdes Oliveira (In Memory of Stanley Nowicki & (In Memory of Walter J. Kunkel ) (In Memory of Everson & Harvey Lambert) Dr. Sigmund Nowicki ) June 2015 Col. Murray G. Swindler Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Michael A. Cipullo ) (In Memory of Irene Krakow)

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

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he Sahib Shrine Banjo Band will not be performing its usual shows in 2013. A significant number of band members are dealing with health, family and other issues and will not be able to participate fully, if at all. After so many continuous years of performing for the benefit of the Shriners Hospital for Children, we

regretted having to make this decision. Band members that are available will meet regularly at Sahib Shriners to play, practice and work together. We hope and expect to be back to full strength for the next season.

Clowns by Ian Grant, igrant1938@gmail.com

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ell fellow Shriners and ladies, we are back and running; and running is the best word. A thank you to “Slivers,” for entertaining the children at The Camp No-Limits party. We started the season off with the Venice Sun Fiesta Parade on October 20. Then came the Pancake Breakfast on the first Sunday, “OK OK” was in rare form, I was there too. We had a wonderful time in the Venice Holiday Parade, November 24. We wooded and doomed the new candidates, November 28, along with the Ceremonial Parade and then the Sarasota Santa Clause Parade December 1. Boy, what fun we had at the Shrine Kids Christmas Party, Saturday December 8, always such a pleasure to see their faces light up.

Well, if we weren’t tired then, we had the North Port Poinsettia Parade the same day. A special thank you to all for their contribution to making the Manatee’s Santa’s North Pole Kids Party at the airport a success; pleases us to no end to make these kids so happy. We certainly enjoyed our Holiday Party at the Shrine on the December 18. Glad to see so many Clowns out. So, fellow Shriners and ladies, all of us Clowns want you to wear a happy face starting January 1 and all through out the next year. God Bless you and yours, and especially the beautiful children we serve. Happy New Year.

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reetings and Happy New Year! As the new year starts, just a few items to finish 2012; our slate of officers will be announced in February’s Reporter, as of the deadline of this article, the vote hasn’t been taken. John Winters is pleased with the Greeter turnout at last year’s events, particularly our showing at the parades, at our holiday dinner and our support of activities at the temple. Congratulations to Secretary/Treasurer Bill Batten. He was honored as 2012 Greeter of the Year.

Anytime a problem arose, he stepped up and filled the void. When anyone was under the weather, they would receive a call from Bill. These are a few examples of his value and dedication. Bill is justly deserving. Birthdays for January are Ruben Andress, Floyd Bowser and Fred Ziehlsdorf. Let us keep all ill Greeters and any ill family members in our prayers. Join the Prestige Unit – Be a Greeter!

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

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appy New Year from the Mariners; this is an exciting time for the Mariners with new officers taking charge. This will be made official at the Change of Watch on January 10 at Tara. The newly installed officers are as follows: Commodore ................... Mel Collins Vice Commodore ........... Don Vos, PP Rear Commodore .......... Oscar Cloutier, PP Fleet Captain .................. Lacey Cross Asst. Fleet Captain ........ Jon Neary Chaplain ......................... Cub Dickerson, PC Secretary ........................ George Cancro Treasurer ........................ Bill McKown With this leadership, the Mariners will continue to be the great unit that has always helped Sahib be strong. We are all looking forward to a wonderful 2013.

I have enjoyed serving as the Commodore of the Mariners for the past year and sad that it is ending. We have had many accomplishments this year and few disappointments. None of this could have happened without the help of the Bridge, the Past Commodores and members. We can’t forget our ladies who have supported us and been a part of most of our activities. I want to thank all Mariners and Mates for helping make my year as Commodore a success. I especially want to thank Fleet Captain Max Misemer for all of his help and hard work last year. Unfortunately, Max and Cindy are moving from the area. I feel confident turning over the helm to the new Commodore Mel Collins. Mel has proven he has the leadership qualities to move the Mariners forward with even greater accomplishments and more fun. I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. Happy Boating.

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January 2013

Model Ts by Ron LeVene, President, phyneas@aol.com

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’m sad to say that we have a new writer for our column. It is with great sadness that I must report that our long time scribe and friend, Barry Hayes, was visited by the black camel last month, we have lost a true and tried member of the Model Ts. Barry was a long time supporter and member of the ModelT unit and will be sorely missed by everyone in our club. He was a willing volunteer and long time secretary for us and his passing will leave a gap in our group. Our sincere condolences go to Barry’s wife Anne, and to his entire family. I will be the new president of the Model T’s for the next two years and wish to thank the members of our group for their confidence in me as their new presi-

dent. I expect to make very few changes as our past president; Charles Hamilton did an excellent job during his tenure. His will be a tough act to follow. We will continue to have our get togethers and run around in our little cars having a great time. We are a very cohesive group and have a lot of fun together with family get togethers, competitions and parades! I hope that everyone had a joyous Christmas and that the New Year brings happiness to all. If you are reading this, the world did not come to and end on December 22 and I am glad for that. If you are not reading this, then the Indians were correct and no one cares now anyway! See you all around the Shrine!

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

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appy New Year to all nobles and their ladies; also a very successful year 2013 for Sahib Shriners. It surely will be a very challenging year for our temple and we wish Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo and Lady Stacey Lee the very best. December sure was a busy month for the Oriental Band, starting with the Sarasota Christmas Parade. The sidelines probably held the largest number of spectators we have ever seen. It was wonderful to

see such a large number of children along the road and their enthusiasm was overwhelming. Whoever said that there are only “old” people in Florida? The Oriental Band also wants to thank Ill. Sir Charles Levan, 33° for arranging that most welcome “Afterglow,” after the parade. It was much appreciated. Many thanks to Don Clements for providing his van to pull our float at all parades!! Sure beats walking.

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January 2013

SAHIB REPORTER It’s always a pleasure to participate in the Sahib Ceremonials. The fall program was no exception. The Oriental Band is always happy to present our “Heavenly Tunes” to our new nobles. By the way, we are actively seeking new members. Not being able to read music is not an issue. Come join us! Of course, the Children’s Christmas Party is the highlight of our performances, mainly because we get the kids involved in the program and they enjoy it immensely. Many thanks to Tom Perez in pulling some strings in getting several guitars to be given away to the children as prizes. It was nice to get together with other units for the combined Christmas Party. Food was good and the

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company outstanding. I made and raffled off an oldtime Santa. The proceeds are going to the “Ladder of Smiles” at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. The amount of dollars raised and the lucky winner will be mentioned in the February Reporter. Important dates to remember are January 2, Installation of Officers, January 19, East/West Shrine Football game and January 30, - Rusty Mason Night. Remember, support your Shrine, collect pull-tabs, plastic bottle caps and keep a child in your heart. Thought for the month: “If one has learned nothing else, it’s that time and practice equal achievement”

Past Masters by Allen Sorbie, Master, dotbat@hotmail.com

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e are stepping in to 2013 and looking forward to another great year. We now have 30 members since reforming the unit back in October of 2008 which is not too bad. It has been a while since we looked for fresh blood, so if you are a recent ‘Past Master’ and a member of Sahib Shriners, then consider this an open invitation to join. After Grand Lodge, our newly made Past Masters will have the opportunity to join too, with the proviso that they are members of the Shrine – of course. The elected officers for the Past Masters Unit for the ensuing year are as follows: Master ........................... W. Allen Sorbie Senior Warden ............. W. Kenneth Latham Deacon ......................... W. Henry Nofsker Secretary-Treasurer .... W. Derl Smith Director ........................ W. James Godshall I would like to take this opportunity to give special thanks to Joe Goggin for doing such a wonderful job as the Master for 2012. His continued support of our unit is always and truly appreciated. Likewise, I would like to give a special thanks to Jerry Goacher for all is degree work coordination, nothing would get done without his guidance, that’s for certain. Last but not least, I would like to thanks our stalwart Derl Smith for taking on another year as Secretary/ Treasurer. He is the most diligent, hard working brother I know and I sincerely appreciate his efforts. We are already busy organizing the Rusty Mason Reunion which is to be held on Wednesday, Janu-

ary 30. For admission, you must have your current 2012-13 Blue Lodge Dues Card. No one will be admitted to the Tyled Session without his card. Dress is casual (no aprons or collars please). Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Program Tyled from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Masonic Review Program is conducted by District Instructor and Brethren of the various lodges. All in attendance will receive a Visitor’s Pass for all Masonic Lodges in Masonic District 27. This is going to be another great event and we look forward to getting as many ‘rusty brethren’ as we can primed and ready to attend your local Blue Lodge. This year we’ve introduced a couple more changes just to keep things interesting and make it worth your while to come on over and see for yourself. Visiting our Blue Lodges in the District will continue to be a main theme of the unit. We hope to provide assistance wherever we can and continue to strengthen that link between the Shrine and our active Blue Lodge members. So, don’t forget! If your lodge is shorthanded for an upcoming degree, you can always reach out to the Past Masters Unit, and we will do our best to help. Take care, and God Bless. Note: Any Past Master who is also a member of Sahib Shriners is eligible to join this unit. Please feel free to call me at (941) 232-1494 or email me at <dotbat@hotmail.com> if you are even remotely interested.

Assistant Rabban Elect’s notes by Connie Jacobi, chjacobi38@aol.com

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ow, I’ll say it again, the year (2012) has passed too quickly. I hope each Sahib member and his family had a wonderful holiday season. The holiday parties were top notch. It was great being with all the clubs and units, which we were able to attend, during this gala time of year. Lots of things will be coming up early this year. Watch your Reporter and calendar for all the dates and times. Sahib “Installation of Officers and Units” will be

on January 2 in the main hall. I want to thank the nobles for their faith in electing me as your Assistant Rabban for the coming year. The Potentate’s Ball is the first Saturday in February; February 2. Put it on your calendars now. Be sure to talk it up at your unit and club meetings. Reserve your tables early, don’t be left out. Let’s have a good showing for our new Potentate, Illustrious Sir Bill Zurlo and First Lady Stacey Lee, for this is Sahib’s highlight of the year.

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SAHIB REPORTER Be sure to get in touch with Chief Rabban Rocky if you plan on going to the East-West Shrine football game at the Trop. in St Petersburg on January 19. As of this writing, he still had seats on the bus and tickets available. The Rusty Mason Reunion is January 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the main hall. If you are a little rusty and want to refresh yourself, this is a great place to do it. Please invite your Masonic friends or neighbors to join you.

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Remember, the Shrine Circus will be coming soon. Are you ready? If we can be of help to your unit or club, please ask, for your Divan is here whenever you need help because we are a Shrine family. A “Special Thanks” to Sarasota Kennel Club for having Sahib Shriners Day and the nice donation they made to the Shrine. Thanks to all who came out and helped by selling tickets. Stay healthy and remember those who are not!!

High Priest & Prophet Elect’s notes by Carroll Scribner, sahibscrib@comcast.net

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nother year has passed. We are all a little older, maybe a little smarter and hopefully no fatter! Let’s all look forward to a great year at Sahib. I hope that you and your loved ones had a wonderful holiday season and that 2013 will be healthy and prosperous for all. We are looking forward to Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo’s return to active service and all he has planned for 2013. I wish him and the rest of your Divan a most successful year. At this point, my personal plans are up in the air until election of officers, so I am writing in a maybe voice. If asked to continue, my big and toughest job will be membership. We are fortunate to have a number of great nobles who have volunteered to serve their temple again in the search for new blood. This is a continuous campaign and must go on without let up! Our losses to the Black Camel are passing our new membership and it will take every noble in our temple to get us back on the plus side of the ledger!

Each One Get One! Replace Yourself! These are our mottos for 2013! I plan to have a program at a luncheon to bring you into the picture! December was an extremely busy month for the Divan with all the activities we are invited to attend. When this note is published, Sandy and I will have attended the Venice/North Port Christmas Party, the annual Stated Meeting, the usual luncheons, three parades, Childrens Christmas Party, Bingo Volunteered, Birthday/Anniversary Dance, Ladies Luncheon, closed on a new home, moved, joined the King Pins Party, Manatee Holiday Party, All Units Christmas Party, Gulf Christmas Party, Bingo Dinner etc., etc., etc. It’s truly very, very busy!!! This past year as Oriental Guide was a true challenge! We had no 2nd Ceremonial Master, the 1st Ceremonial Master was frequently absent due to work requirements so I picked up much of the slack. I hope we have better luck for all this year.

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Proceeds to the Building Fund

Spaghetti Dinner at Sahib Shrine Sunday, February 17 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by

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

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

I am looking forward to the East/West Shrine Game activities this month. We had a great time last year volunteering and attending. There may still be a few tickets left! Give Rocky a call!

The Scribners have bought another home so our next few weeks will be settling in. We’ll be at 155 Grand Oak Circle, Venice, FL 34292. Enough for now, see at the temple.

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

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y golly; how time flies! If you are reading this, all the talk about the end of the world on December 21 (according to the Mayan calendar) proved to be as lethal as the fear about planes falling from the sky on New Years day 2000. I am sure much of the talk I heard this past week (last week of November) is also just fear, however, is cause for some concern. This week we had our Memorial service and our Fall Ceremonial. We memorialized 68 Sahib Shriners in a beautiful service. It’s too bad that more nobles could not fit it in their schedules to honor their brothers that were called by the black camel to work with the Supreme Architect on Solomon’s Temple in the Sky. They deserved better but that is not my point. Only a few days later, we held our Fall Ceremonial. I was impressed by the number of units that represented the varied activities of Sahib Shrine at the candidate’s cocktail party. It was a fine showing and several units got real interest from the two candidates that showed up. The actual ceremony was performed fantastically by our very dedicated Ritual

team with roars of laughter from the 25 guests and non-participants. Also too bad that more brothers could not fit it into their schedules to welcome their five new brothers and appreciate the hard work of the team. Again, they deserved better but again, that is not my point. My point is actually about the concerns and fears expressed at those events. The obvious one was that we lost 68 brothers and only replaced them with 15 this year (ten in the spring and five in the fall). “Pretty soon we will have to shut down because there will be no one left”. The second alarm was expressed about how this impacts our financial picture and how we couldn’t possibly survive the decline. I am very sure that both issues are just as much smoke and fog as the “Y2K” and “Mayan calendar” bunk. I’ll compare Sahib Shrine to a great football team. We have the talent and great skills to be the World Champions. We have the best of goals with our Super Bowl being our very successful Shriners Hospital for Children operations and the million plus children we have helped. We have the “fan” support as they

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SAHIB REPORTER always cheer us at our parades and fill our containers at our events. However, just like the greatest football team that ever existed, we have to show up and play the game. You can’t just wave the flag, wear the jersey and cheer from your armchair. A great football team is always looking for more talent. A great football team is always revising their game plan. A great football team is always pulling together and not letting petty differences interfere with their ultimate goals. As we begin our 31st year as Sahib Shriners, let’s throw a few New Year resolutions in the game plan. 1. Ask a friend or neighbor (non-Shriner) to attend a Shrine event with you. It could be a Pancake Breakfast, Hillbilly Dinner, Birthday/Anniver-

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sary Dinner Dance, or just a drink at the bar. You may just end up with a better friend and neighbor. 2. Resolve to come off the bench and participate in two additional functions than you normally would. You just might find a new friend in attendance or a new talent. If everyone would only do those two tasks, there would be no concerns for membership or finances. Both would take care of themselves and in turn take care of your fraternity. I wish everyone a fantabulous New Year and remind you to support your Blue Lodge (that’s where many potential new nobles reside).

Hospital Days by Tim Kinchla, Co-Chair, kinch945@yahoo.com

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ood day nobles, here it is January 1, 2013 we’ve said goodbye to 2012 and those memories. Now is the time to focus our sights on one of Sahib’s goals that is a yearly commitment to the kids of the Shrine! To meet our responsibility to “our kids” means that we will soon be picking up that canister, apron and our Fez’s and heading out to greet the generous folks of our area for the purpose of gathering funds for the Transportation Fund portion of the Hospital Days program.

This is the time that you need to make time in your schedule to help our kids! Is there a chance that you and possibly your lady have not been contacted to help with the fundraising of Hospital Days? Do you have the time to help? Are you willing to help? Please contact me at <kinch945@yahoo.com> or leave a message on this cell at (941) 416-3110. Sahib’s goal for 2013 is $55,000! Help us reach our goal for “our kids”!

Sahib Shrine Trust Fund “The Permanent Building Fund”

Million Dollar Recognition Wall Fund Pledge Card T T T T T T T T

$ _______________ Cash, Check, or Money Order $500 Cash, Check, or Money Order $500 Cash, Check, or Money order. Minimum ten payments over a one year period. $2,500 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money order Other tangible items over a 5 year period. $5,000 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money Order Other tangible items over a 5 year period. $7,500 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money Order Other tangible items over a 5 year period. $10,000 Lump Sum Cash, Check, or Money Order Other tangible items over a 5 year period. Larger Amounts designated by Board of Trustees with wishes of donor considered.

Living Tree of Our Future

Sahib Shrine Trust Fund Donor Recognition August 2011 We wish to thank the following who have given up to this point and those who qualifying will be engraved on the “Tree” in the appropriate manner.

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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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Bingo Report by Don Vos PP, Bingo Chairman, Bingo@sahibshrine.org

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ell it’s that time of the year again. Many thanks to our nobles and ladies for their help in making our Bingo, the best in this town. What you are doing is making it so successful, that it is unbeliev-

able. Many, many thanks for your service. We have just finished six wonderful years of helping your Sahib Shrine. It does make a difference. Yours in the faith.

. . .continued from page 1 Don Vos elected New Sahib Recorder for 2013

Don is a member of Sarasota Masonic Lodge No. 147, Valley of Tampa Scottish Rite, is a member of the 21st Degree team and Sahib Shriners. Don was Potentate of Sahib Shriners in 2010. While a member of the Divan, he served on the membership committee, restaurant committee and was involved with many other duties. He also belonged to the Mariners, Legion of Honor, Model T’s, Kentucky Colonels, Hillbilly Clan #78, Manatee Shrine Club, Gulf Shrine Club, Venice Shrine Club and North Port Shrine Club. In Q Teocalli #183, he is a Master Artisan and is a member of ROJ Sarasota Court #189. For the last few years, Don has been chairman of the Sahib Bingo Committee.

University. He served in the Air Force. They moved to Florida and started Don Vos Sprinkler Company, which he has run for 27 years. Customers include the Ringling School of Art, the Ringling Museum, the Asolo Theatre, Ritz Carlton Hotel and over 7,500 residential irrigation systems. He has been a member of Rotary for many years and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He strongly believes in the Rotary Four-Way Test: “Is it true, is it fair to all concerned, will it build good will and better friendships and will it be beneficial to all concerned.”

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Welcome to Our New Nobles!

Fall Ceremonial Class – November 30 - December 1, 2012 LEGEND 1. City of Residence 2. City of Birth

James W. Benjamin Sarasota, FL Patterson, NJ 11/11/1945 67 Betty

3. Date of Birth/Age 4. Lady’s Name

Jakob T. Hart Sarasota, FL Sarasota, FL 12/30/1985 26 Waiter

Phoenix #346 Barry Hart . . .continued from page 7 Balkwill elected Sahib Oriental Guide for 2013 became a Deputy Sheriff with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. He served 34 years from 1975 and retired in 2009. He was elected Sheriff in 2001 and 2004. He held numerous positions Road Deputy, Detective, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain. He has been honored by the American Legion for Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, numerous meritorious achievement awards and Felony Arrest Award. Bill was chosen as the first School Resource Officer (SRO) at Sarasota High School and became one of the first DARE Officers in the State of Florida. The Sarasota Sheriff’s Office was recognized over 20 times during Bill’s tenure as Unit Commander, both statewide and nationally. His SRO Unit quickly became a model for other agencies throughout the United States and the US Virgin Islands. He was honored as the outstanding National SRO of the Year and co-founder of the National Association of School Resource Officers and served as president from 1994-1996. Bill has written several manuals and policies on SRO’s along with training thousands of officers across the

5. Occupation 6. Blue Lodge#/Location

James A. Koehler, Bradenton, FL Buffalo, NY 12/27/1946 65 Feng-Min Customer Service Perserverance #948 NY Connie Jacobi

Jorge L. Salvá Palmetto, FL Utuato, Puerto Rico 2/14/1968 44 Lillian Palmetto #110

United States and foreign countries. He has taught in 47 states. He has been recognized as a leader in the SRO field by the Florida Attorney General’s Office and International Police Training Management. Bill has had the pleasure of attending the Southern Police Institute 7th Command School, Louisville, Kentucky, 1994 with the director’s award for highest academic excellence, 2001 graduated from the National Sheriff’s Institute and the FBI National Academy 227th Session 2006. He was the Chairman of the Board for the Florida Sheriff’s Association, sat on the Board of Directors for the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch and was appointed to the National Homeland Security Sheriff’s Board. In addition, he has worked with numerous local organizations in Sarasota County and received several awards. He is a Mason in Sarasota Lodge No. 147, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason with The Valley of Tampa and a member of the Sahib Shriners since 2003. He is a member of the King Pins, Hillbillies and Roadrunners, which he enjoys running the kids up to our Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children the most. Bill is married to Lady Gail (Gilliland) for 25 years. Lady Gail is a schoolteacher Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

7. 1st Line Signer

Arthur R. Stika, North Port, FL Woonsocket, RI 5/24/1944 68 Melinda Engineer Charity #134 MD John Watson, Jr.

and Captain at the Sarasota Military Academy. They are the proud parents of daughter Kelley and son Sean. Bill looks forward to working with the Shrine nobles and helping the Sahib Shrine continue to become the Best Shrine. We learned, he was the New Years Baby of St. Clair County of Michigan in 1952.

. . .continued from page 48 A day at St. Armand’s Circle Many came over to our booth and we shared information and literature about the Shriners Hospital for Children as well as information about how to look into becoming a Mason and/or a Shriner. As we were at a sight not far from Sahib temple,in addition to talking about the hospital Bob was able to tell about Sahib activities such as the Pancake Breakfast, Hillbilly Buffet and Bingo which are open to the public, as well as our weekly Shriners luncheon for Shriners, Masons and would be Shriners, Masons, etc. The weather was perfect, the attendance was great and many questions were asked and answers given. All in all a very enjoyable time was had by all.


SAHIB SHRINER CENTER PRESENTS

FABULOUS “50’S” TRIBUTE Featuring Keith Coleman and Ruby Tuesday. Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee, Fats Domino, Connie Francis, Annette Funicello and many more that you came to know and love. “HIGH ENERGY IS THE RULE OF THE DAY FOR THIS SHOW” When: Friday, February 15, 2013 Where: 600 N. Beneva Rd. Sarasota, FL Showtime: 7:30 P.M. Price: $12.50 pp Advanced Sales, Reserved Seating, Doors open 6:30 pm Call Box Office for Ticket Sales 941-366-4449 ext. 320

Restaurant: Open 4:30 P.M.—7:30 P.M. Please call for DINNER RESERVATIONS, 941-366-4449 ext. 311


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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter Gulf Shrine Club ............................................................... $ 500.00 C.O.S.T. .............................................................................. $ 2,500.00

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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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 Gulf Shrine Club – In Memory of Noble Robinson G. King – In Memory of Noble Ray Heaton

$100.00 $100.00

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 Al Hochroth Commander (941) 359-8387 Email: hochrotha@aol.com 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 Mel Collins Commodore

ZIP _________

Email: woody6331@aol.com Phone: 924-4680

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

RECORDER’S REPORT by Oscar Cloutier, PP – Recorder NOVEMBER 2012 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – October 2012 Gains: Affiliated 0 Restored 1 Associates 2 Creations 3 Reversal 0 6 Losses: Demits 1 Deaths 3 AMD 0 Suspended 0 Resigned 0 4

1,438

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. Donald Chase

1,444

James Ericsson Robinson King, Jr.

1,440 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB SHRINERS THURSDAY LUNCHEONS January Master of Ceremony

Every Thursday at Sahib Shrine • 11:00 a.m. Camel’s Milk • 12 Noon Lunch Interesting Speakers WeeklyMaster of CeremonyOscar Cloutier, PP Master of Ceremony ... Rocky Kearney Invocation ................... Lou Ortt, 33° Organ Music ............... Gus Spurr

January 3 ........... To be announced January 10 ........... To be announced January 17 ........... To be announced January 24 ........... To be announced Rocky Kearney Chief Rabban

January 31 ........... To be announced

Contact Program Chairmen: TBD . or Philip Staples <iamdrummie@aol.com> with questions or program suggestions. (Programs are subject to speaker changes.)

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 2301 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34237 Agents for Sahib Shriners and Araba Shriners Wells Purmort

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Phone: 941-366-7070 Fax: 941-953-4901


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Tired of the commotion and long waits to be served at your business lunches?

HELP W ANTED! WANTED!

Give the Sahib Shrine Restaurant a try!

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

Reasonable prices, Free Wi-Fi, no crowds, quiet atmosphere for serious business discussions to help you make that sale.

Bingo Office at 366-4449 Ext. 314 for: Substitute Bingo caller Floor workers Bingo sheet (card) sellers Pull tab sales Ink Dauber sales Fred Phillips at 951-9933 for: Kitchen help in sandwich/coffee preparation (Two people 8-9 a.m. and one person 8-1:30 p.m.) Serving of sandwiches/snacks/cashier (Three people 8-1:30 p.m.) (Either singles or couples are welcome)

Sahib Shrine

Clients are often impressed that you are connected with the Shrine philanthropies, and they may be impressed with our rental banquet facilities.

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!


Sahib Shriners 4th Annual East West Shrine Game Saturday January 19, 2013 At Tropicana Field (No Weather Issues)

COST $75.00 PER PERSON PACKAGE INCLUDES: • Transportation to and from the game • Game Ticket – With reserved seating this year. • T-Shirt, East-West Shrine Game ball cap, 2013 East West calendar • Tailgate Party Including food, soda and water. Adult beverages. • $10.00 concession coupon •

PACKAGE MUST BE ORDERED AND PAID FOR ON OR BEFORE December 15, 2012 PACKAGES ARE LIMITED GETUM WHILE THEY LAST.

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

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


Member Benefits The following discount offers have been submitted by businesses and are listed as a service to Shriners. The businesses are not affiliated with Shriners International and this content is presented for informational purposes only. Shriners International does not endorse or affirm the quality of products or services provided by vendors. As a member in good standing with Shriners International, you are the recipient of the many intangible benefits of belonging to our fraternity. Now, through this website you also have access to special member benefits and discounts such as the following: Newsletter: Feztivities – The E-newsletter exclusively for members. Not receiving Feztivities? Text FEZ to 22828 to get started or go online to sign up. Rental Car Discount: Hertz discount for Shriners varies by state. Use CDP number 53642 when entering your reservation at www.hertz.com or call 800-654-3131. Avis discount for Shriners varies by state. Use AWD number S143215 when entering your reservation at www.avis.com or call US 800-331-1212 or Canada 800-879-2847. Insurance: Nationwide Insurance: Offers exclusive members only discounts for automobile, motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile and property insurance to members and their families. Call 866–633–5747 or receive a quote online at Shriners Village or go to www.nationwide.com/shriners. Plus save up to 20% when you bundle your insurance. Travelers Auto and Home Insurance Program: Take advantage of special program rates on the coverage you need for your auto, home and personal possessions from a highly-rated company with over 150 years of experience. Call Travelers at 1-888-695-4640 for a free no-obligation quote or visit www. travelers.com/shriners. Check back at Shriners Village often to see the discount updates! Note: To make sure you always get the best deal, be sure to check the discounts with those available to the public or other associations. New Car Purchase: Ford Motor Company — see below for details. Ford Partner Recognition Program Offers Exclusive Benefits to Shriners, Employees

Buying a new car can be a daunting process. Maybe you’ve been shopping around, trying to get the best value for your money. Or, perhaps you are concerned about which manufacturer offers the best warranty or financing. And then there are all the little decisions you have to make: Red or blue (or something called Smokestone)? Automatic or manual? Heated seats? Sunroof? To GPS or not to GPS? It’s enough to make your head spin. Your search is about to get a lot easier, though. There is some great news that makes the decision to buy a Ford Motor Company vehicle a no-brainer. Through the new Ford Partner Recognition Program, all current dues-paying Shriners and all employees and retirees of Shrine temples, Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children in the U.S. and Canada are eligible for a substantial discount on a new purchase or lease of a Ford Motor Company vehicle. By taking advantage of this exclusive program, also known as the X-Plan, you could save hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars on your next vehicle! Ford Motor Company is already offering Shriners Hospitals for Children a competitive price allowance and incentive program for their 2009 and 2010 model Econoline vans and Flex crossovers, which are used to transport patients to our hospitals. The new Partner Recognition Program is a way of further recognizing the important relationship our organizations share, while also demonstrating appreciation for our employees and fraternity members. For further details about the program, including pricing, eligibility and plan rules, check out www.fordpartner.com. Follow the steps in the box on the right to log in to the Web site and to generate a PIN you will need when you purchase your vehicle. Some restrictions and exclusions may apply. The X-Plan is not available in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. How does it work? Follow the simple steps below to get started! Log in to the official Partner website, www.fordpartner.com, using our partner code XY908. Click the link to “Generate My Pin” and enter the required information. When you have gone through all the screens, print a copy of your confirmation page and keep it on hand. You may also receive a PIN by calling 877 975-2600 for U.S. Partners or 877 294-7554 for Canadian Partners. When you’re ready to buy a vehicle, visit a participating dealer and immediately identify yourself as an X-Plan Partner Recognition participant. Provide the dealer with the last four digits of your Social Security Number (Social Insurance Number) and PIN to verify eligibility. Provide proof of organization membership or employment with a recent dues card, hospital ID, pay stub, W-2 (T4) form, or healthcare card. Select an eligible vehicle and ask for a copy of the invoice to confirm plan pricing. Make your financing arrangements, and drive away in your new set of wheels!


Page 38 . . .continued from page 1 Bill Zurlo confirmed as New Sahib Potentate for 2013 active in the Greeters Unit immediately and has been active ever since. He served as a director of that unit for three years, and two years as president. In January 2006, he was also appointed Unit Council Chair and Dog Track Chair. January 2007, he joined the Appointed Divan as 2nd Ceremonial Master, while continuing as president of the Greeters. In 2007, Bill worked on several committees supporting Sahib's 25th Anniversary planning and celebration activities. Bill really got involved when appointed as 1st Ceremonial Master in 2008. Potentate John Mitchell named Bill as Sahib 2008 Shriner of the Year. He was elected Oriental Guide in 2009. He continued his Shrine involvement as a member of several clubs and units, and he volunteered for a lot of duty in support of the spring baseball games and the Sarasota County Fair. Bill was born July 31, 1938 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, a town about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh. During his youth, he participated in sports, and became actively involved in DeMolay and YMCA youth counseling. Bill spent four years at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania with a major in history (he originally intended to teach school) and a minor in math. During those college years, he spent time in the Air Force ROTC program and completed his service obligation in the US Air Force reserves working in ground electronics. He and his Lady Stacey Lee were married January 6, 1962; and are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. During his journey through life, he became an auditor for Met Life insurance Co. and retired after 35 years as a Senior Auditor. His work assignments included 20 years out of New York City, five years out of New Jersey, and 10 years out of Aurora, Illinois (near Chicago). He worked from Nebraska to the entire east coast and North Dakota to Oklahoma. During his career with Met Life, he attained a Certified Fraud Examiners’ title and worked mainly larger cases as well as investments. Bill and Stacey have two married children: a son Billy, and a daughter Tammy Ann and four grandchildren ages 11 to 26. During his busy working life, Bill also had time to enjoy many special achievements, mostly through participation in

SAHIB REPORTER church related activities. For example, he was a Boy Scout leader as well a deacon and an ordained elder in his church. Bill holds a dual membership in his home Masonic Lodge, Plum Creek Monroeville Lodge No. 799, in Pennsylvania as well as Sarasota Lodge No. 147. He served on finance and insurance committees; he was chairman of Building and Grounds responsible for contracts and individual work projects to refurbish his church. He and Stacey Lee have sung in church choirs for over 50 years as soprano and tenor. They both worked Habitat for Humanity, building homes in West Virginia and churches in western Pennsylvania

January 2013 and North Carolina for a period of ten years. They worked with special education children of all ages, as well as in youth groups teaching Bible study, and everyday life experiences. They also worked at many special projects for preschool children. As if all this wasn’t enough, Bill has many hobbies which he uses to relieve the pressure at work. These include reading, music, walking, golfing, woodworking (building and refinishing furniture and Christmas projects for children) and gardening. One of his greatest joys comes from working with and monetarily supporting our youth. He is a firm believer that “our children are our future.”

Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canister Report November 2012 Noble

Location

Club/Unit

Amount

Clark, Ken

D.G. Hardware - 2881 Clark Rd. D.G. Hardware - 4231 S.Tamiami Trl. D.G. Hardware - 3170 Bee Ridge Rd. D.G. Hardware - 4260 Bee Ridge Rd. D.G. Hardware - 3371 17th St. D.G. Hardware - 6398 N. Lockwood Ridge Sarasota Lakes - 1674 University Pkwy Subs-R-Us - 3605 Lockwood Ridge

Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts

$15.01 $23.60 $18.03 $10.10 $19.79 $16.12 $12.58 $5.84 $121.07

Johnson, Chickie

Hillbillies

Hillbillies

Osbourne, Gene

Hungry Howies - Rt. 70 Creekwood

MSC

$17.50 $17.50 $40.49 $40.49

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 - Palmetto Hungry Howies - 59th & Cortez Hungry Howies - Desoto Mall Hungry Howies - Ellenton Roy's Automotive

MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC MSC

$14.13 $26.32 $20.97 $37.21 $21.14 $54.40 $18.81 $36.89 $68.00 $18.83 $316.70

Total

$495.76

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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RUSTY MASON NIGHT RETURNS Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Sponsored by the Sahib Past Masters Unit and Nobles of Sahib Shriners

2013 Noble’s Shirts We will be accepting orders Starting in November Please see one of the Aides in The Aides Office $35 Each

Main Hall of Sahib Shrine Auditorium 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL Who:All Master Masons of any Grand Jurisdiction recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida are welcome Must have your current 2012 or 2013 Blue Lodge Dues Card. No one will be admitted to the Tyled Session without his card. Personal vouching will not be accepted for this event. Dress is Casual (collared shirt and slacks, (please no shorts or aprons.) Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Program Tyled from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Includes Shrine Logos Name Unit or Club

Masonic Review Program conducted byBrethren of the 27th Masonic District A Special Presentation of

“Order of the Rusty Nail”

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

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

This card presented with your current Dues Card will qualify your admission to all District 27 lodges without need of further investigation. The lodges of the District are: Braidentown No. 99, Phoenix No. 346, Englewood No. 360, Manatee No. 31, North Port No. 406, Palmetto No. 110, Sarasota No. 147 and Venice No. 301. Refreshments provided by the Sahib Shriners If further information needed, contact R∴W∴ Jerry Goacher KCCH, Event Chairman at 923-2665 or email joy.jer@verizon.net.

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Englewood Shrine Club

Monthly Meeting 2nd Thursday 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Ron Enger, President 918-8713

The Friendly Club Meets First Tuesday of each Month at Englewood Elk’s Lodge All Shriners Welcome 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 “Sparky” 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: Al Hochroth - 359-8387 4852 Carrington Cir. Sarasota, FL 34243-5519 Email: hochrotha@aol.com

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

Under The Jurisdiction of SAHIB SHRINERS – Sarasota, Florida

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Nyla Temple No. 152 Daughters of the Nile

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

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appy New Year to all, it feels so good to start the year with a blank slate and know that you have a choice about what you will write on it. May this year be the year, we write only deeds of kindness, love and charity. And may we be granted the gifts of good health and lots of family love.

We give our best wishes to our new Potentate, Ill. Sir William Zurlo and his lady Stacey Lee. And we welcome the new servants in our household. Remember to pay your taxes, and support our “shredathon.” We look, with hopeful eyes at our next slate of officers. In Nile love.

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013 and you’re wished a most happy healthy New Year, not just from me, but also from all your SarI Court friends! We had our Court Candy Cane March and Stated Meeting on December 14; it was a great start preparing us for all the “fun” things that will be up and coming for the holidays! Our Holiday Party on December 5 at Peridia Golf and Country Club was terrific! Our sincere thanks to all the hard work of our 1st Ceremonial Lady Mary Fletcher, thanks Mary! We had so much going on this year, but next year will be no different. So mark your calendars! Such as: January 6 don’t forget the Sahib King Pins fantastic breakfast with our Sar-I Court Clown Unit selling some terrific items. Check it out! Before or after a delicious breakfast, they are set up for the entire day. January 9 is our Ceremonial. Remember doors open early (9:00 a.m.) to welcome our new ladies. You don’t want to miss this one, all the hard work and efforts of our Sar-I officers to make it so wonderful for us and always so well done.

January 31 our Grand High Priestess luncheon at Laurel Oak Country Club, the following day February 1 our Stated Meeting for her Official Visit to our Court. And many new things coming up such as a “Sheik” luncheon and fashion show at Tara Golf and Country Club; check with 2nd Ceremonial Lady Judy Harris. I am sure this will be an outstanding fashion show with many surprises in store. I know Lady Judy has worked hard on this to be sure we all have a good time. I will give you more nitty gritty on this fashion show in my next article. I know you can’t wait! Right? Right? We do have a wonderful court, any ladies reading this article that do not belong to our Court please join us! I know you will not regret it. Call me and I will see that it will get to the proper person to welcome you! Come on down! Not only do we have fun, but also most importantly, we help the Shrine kids in our Shriners Hospitals for Children! Oh, before I forget and please don’t hate me, and be too jealous, but I want you all to know I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school! Eat your hearts out!!

Twelve Sar-I Court #79, LOS members braved the chill to be in the Venice Holiday Parade on November 24. Thank you Marylou Ellis for driving and letting us use your trailer. We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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Masonic Digest

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

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oping all had a wonderful holiday season and that you are now ready for a great 2013. Last month on December 3, our 50th Florida State Association of Masonic High Twelve Clubs, Inc. Annual Convention was held at the Spartan Manor in New Port Richey and several things took place including a new slate of State High Twelve officers being installed. Our new State President is William Staple and we wish him the best for a great year. Several of our club members and their ladies attended, including Gene Black, P.S.S., and his lady Virginia; Cortez Club President John Sutterley and his Lady Jane; First V.P Bob Davis; Jim and Eileen Jensen and my Lady Katherine and me. The format for this year’s State Hi-12 Convention was changed to a one-day affair. As this article had to be in prior to our convention, will have to wait till the February edition of the Reporter to give more information. Then on December 17, our new Cortez Club #538 officers were installed. They are: President ........................ Bob Davis 1st V.P. ........................... Lindy Nardone Secretary ........................ Lewis Peter Treasurer ........................ Gene Black Appointed were John Sutterley, Chaplain and myself as Master of Ceremonies. Additional positions will be elected or appointed later. Also, this month is the Hi-12 International midyear conference which is being held at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. The conference dates are January 20-22 and the special nightly room rates

from January 20-24 are only $30; for additional information go to <High12.0rg>. Also coming up will be our Florida State “High Twelve Day” on Monday, February 11, which will be held at Mid Florida Lakes Great Hall in Leesburg. Mark your calendars and let Gene Black or me know you plan on attending. Will have additional information and registration forms to share by the time you read this. Like all organizations, we are looking for new members and their ladies, if they have one, to come and see all the fun, and delicious food that we enjoy. Just as a reminder, we meet each Monday, November through April, at Duff’s Original Buffet which is at the corner of Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) and 60th Ave. in Bradenton. We usually arrive between 10:30 and 11 a.m. We eat at 11:00 a.m. and start our happenings around noon. Do not pay when you enter, but come to our private room over to the side and check in and pay there so you will receive our special price. A fun day with humor, food, good companionship, Masonic information and maybe some special goings on. Also, remember that ladies of members or guests are always invited and encouraged to attend. In fact, one of these special goings on will be held on Monday, January 14. It is an auction made up of items each of us have that is new or in good working condition that we do not need any more but will be a delight to someone else The auction starts right after we finish the day’s happenings and the proceeds are used for our annual picnic in the spring. We look forward to you sharing some of your time with us.

“Fail to plan, plan to fail” by M∴W∴ Jorge Luis “George” Aladro, Grand Master of Masons of Florida

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n a few days most of the elections would be over and everyone should be filled with excitement and anticipation of what is to come, no doubt a special time for everyone involved. However the newness will soon wear off and everyone will be looking at you for leadership are you ready, I mean are you really ready, have you done your homework, do you have a plan, do you know what is ahead, are you ready to lead or are you going to play it by ear, the seat of your pants or are you waiting for divine knowledge to hit you each and every night you have a meeting. Well for those of you that started to plan back in October, Congratulations! I hope you have looked at your Lodge closely and have determined the Lodge needs and that you have enlisted the help of the Lodge Officers and Brothers in order to be successful, the plan will not mean anything if the Brothers don’t buy into it. I wish you a great Installation and exciting first meeting where you lay out your year to all of your Brothers in order to get them behind you in a successful implementation of your plans.

To those that will start planning after the elections you are behind the eight ball and need to get up to speed in the next two weeks to a month depending on your installation day. By now I hope you have read the Masonic Leadership Training Manual, have taken some of the Lodge Officers Courses online, and have a Master Handbook to help you start planning your year. Also don’t forget that old trusty and faithful Digest of the Masonic Law of Florida. Just to mention a few of the materials you will need in order to prepare for your year and refer to all your responsibilities and that of the Lodge Officers as you will now assume the role of chief executive officer and are responsible for all that goes on in the Lodge, Like M.W..Harry Truman use to say the “Buck stops here” and that means with you. For those of you, that have not planned anything nor are willing to put the time into it to make a good faith effort, shame on you for accepting the position, for you are on your way not only to disappoint your-

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SAHIB REPORTER self, but many of your Brothers that have placed their trust in you. By your actions you continue to prove that social promotions for title seekers continues to plague our Fraternity, perpetuate the fallacy of electing Brothers that have simply been in the line without really performing their duties and responsibilities and just filling in ‘til we get to the top, only to prove they have no leadership position and will let everyone down. So after you have completely taken the luster and prestige that the title of Worshipful Master deserves, you have lowered the standards to another low and handed Freemasonry another blow, by dishonoring its hallowed halls. Remember that you may have the title, however your peers have your reputation in

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their hands when they share with your Brethren the fact that you didn’t earn it. But worst the fact that you squandered yet another opportunity they so gracefully placed in your hands. Up to now we have been discussing the three different types of Worshipful Masters that will be installed soon after December 27, 2012. Now we need to point out the Worshipful Master every Lodge needs. All of our Lodges need to have and should have the very best Worshipful Masters that can possibly be made with dedicated Brothers. The Brothers of the Lodge need to remember their responsibilities in electing not a buddy, but a Brother truly qualified to meet the challenge of the Lodge and . . .continued on page 44

York Rite – Conscience and the Craft by B. John Ross, KYCH, BjohnRO@comcast.net Religion and Freemasonry The following written by Brother and Reverend Lee S. Donahue appeared in The Short Talk Bulletin of August 2000 regarding the office of Chaplain. Rev. Donahue was an ordained Presbyterian Minister in Canada and served the Grand Lodge of Quebec as Grand Chaplain. “The office of Chaplain was instituted in the early years of English Speculative Masonry. The English term “Chaplain” refers to a minister or other clergy officiating in a private chapel. It is this office which is charged with the offering of holy prayer. It was adopted when men of great intellectual curiosity — authors, musical composers, architects, philosophers, churchmen, men of the aristocracy, from both royalty and the nobility — were streaming into the vast pool of enlightened men who had been attracted to this peculiar and unique organization which they learned had been founded on piety and virtue. In Masonry were men, congregated together, who were devoted to the brotherhood of men under the fatherhood of God, and engaged in the search for truth, the relief of the indigent and the protection of virtue.”

Masonry is not a religion. Masonry is not a religious order or religious organization of any kind. Masonry is not meant to replace religion in a man’s life. Be that as it may, however, prayer is an essential part of the form, substance and content of Masonic assemblies and meetings. Men in the Masonic Order denied the right of dictation by any church, were conscious of the tendency by any church, and were conscious of the tendency to persecution by governments under whose protection they resided. In this vein, they initiated the prohibition of religion and politics as discussion topics within the lodge. This prohibition is jealously guarded to this day. Masonry, nevertheless, is so far interwoven with religion as to lay men under obligation to pay rational homage to the diety which at once constitutes their duty and their happiness. It leads the contemplative to view with reverence and admiration the glorious works of creation and impresses them with the most exalted ideas of the perfection of the Creator (to be continued in the February 2013 issue of The Reporter.)

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

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s we celebrate and welcome the New Year, let us pause and reflect on what this meant to our forefathers. New Year’s Day was celebrated as a day of renewal of vows, of vocation and of vision. It was on this day that the guild members took their annual pledge, that husband and wives renewed their marriage vows and that young believers reasserted their resolution to follow the ways of the Great Architect of the Universe. On this New Year, we should be thinking about renewing our pride in our fraternity, its teachings and its beliefs. We should renew our desire to keep Masonic light shining for all to see. Remember, when we look to the heavens on a clear night, we see many stars—or do we? Astronomers tell us that what we

see are rays emitted from stars many years ago and just reaching our vision today. So it is with our fraternity. Many teachings and attributes were developed years ago and each generation has adopted them and tried to live by them. It is our job to keep this light shining so those who follow us can benefit, as we have, from that which our ancestors left for us. As we begin a new year, let us reaffirm our vows and obligations so we can make our fraternity shine in the coming year. Scottish Rite will meet on Monday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. for installation of officers. A dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Ladies and guests are welcome. Reservations for dinner are requested at (813) 8860578 or <www.srstampa.org>.

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. . .continued from page 43 “Fail to plan, plan to fail” propel Freemasonry to greater heights. This should be everyone’s thought when going to Lodge on election night. The Worshipful Master that we need in every Lodge is one that is amiable, intelligent, with a good business sense, a planner, a communicator, someone that can inspire men and most importantly someone that will leave a legacy of leadership by inspiring and teaching his Brothers how to lead in his absence, a true mark of leadership. We also need to discuss the type of Brothers that should make up a good Lodge. This Brother in my estimation needs to be pretty much like the Worshipful Master. He needs to be friendly, bright, understand how important he is to the success of the Lodge and be an active participant in his Lodge. These are the type of Masons we need if we are to move our Fraternity forward. These brothers need to be familiar with our Laws, Rules and Regulations so they will know when the Lodge is being governed in a proper or arbitrary manner. They need to know if the Mandatory

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Committees are being appointed and more importantly if they are fulfilling their responsibilities. All too often these committees fail to do their job and no one is the wiser for it or at least do not bring it to the attention of the Worshipful Master or the Lodge. After looking at the many reports from the DDGM’s I can tell you that many of the committees appointed at the Lodge level are not functioning properly, or do not have a proper understanding of their responsibilities as described in the Uniform Code of By-laws. More especially the Finance, Petitions, Investigation, Masonic Education, and Vigilance Committees, and we are in desperate need of Brothers that serve on these committees to know their responsibilities because many times over the officers including the Master does not have a good understanding of their duties and responsibilities; to the extent that some of them do not even name the Investigations Committee, which they wrongfully allow other officers or side liners to appoint. Another failure can be found in the way the Finance Committee functions and their lack of performance in the Lodge which can lead the members

to have a false sense of the Lodge Finances for their lack of reporting or understanding their duties and responsibilities. My Brothers all of us can make a difference by electing those Brothers that have Masonry’s best interest at heart, No Social Promotions, no buddy promotion, only qualified Brothers need apply so to speak. Get involved in your Lodge business after all you have something at stake, it is your Lodge. “Be a Leader Make a Difference.” your personal involvement will bring you two fold in satisfaction and fulfillment for helping your Brother and your Lodge. Source: Reprinted by permission, “Grand Master’s Discourse,” Volume 3, Issue 8 December 12, 2012. Comments can be sent to <jlageorge@bellsouth.net>. If you would like to subscribe to “Grand Master’s Discourse” send your request to the above email address.

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 No. 406 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.

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

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

Visit Scottish Rite (more detail at http://trowel.com/flamason/scottishrite/index.html) Sarasota SR Club

1st Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. 240 S. Tuttle Ave. (On even numbered months – Dark in December)

Sarasota

2nd Friday, 11:45 a.m. Sahib Shriners for lunch Sarasota (Every month, except dark in July, and observe the Ceremony of Remembrance in March on a date TBA each year.) Valley of Tampa

2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m., (Optional Dinner at 6:00 p.m.)

5500 Memorial Hightway

Tampa

Visit a High Twelve Club (more detail at http://www.trowel.com/flamason/hi12.htm) Cortez

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

6010 14th St. W. Duff's Restaurant

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Donor Relations by Robert L. (Bob) Rodd, Chairman, roddbobkat@aol.com

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hope you all had a wonderful 2012 and have many good memories and maybe some photos to look back on. I know for some of you the year could have been better but we have to be thankful for the things we have and not dwell on the things that we wanted but didn’t happen. Looking into 2013, I would request that you start the year out by helping our children who are treated at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa by joining with others and me who have become a part of the Plaque Program. Let’s us start this year by helping our Shriner children have a better year than they would have had if we were not there for them. Are you aware that since the Shriners Hospital for Children system started throughout the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico we have helped almost one million children? Yes, I said close to 1,000,000 children. Are you aware that we do not turn away a child, if there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized services available? The areas we work with include orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries as well as cleft lip and palate. Hopefully you also are aware that “regardless of the patients or families ability to pay” they will be treated if it is something we cover. Our Plaque Program is designed as a five-year program that you donate $100 or more per year, which amounts to just over $.01 per hour for the year. Each year you make the determination what taxdeductible amount you will donate to assist our Shriner children ($100, $125, $175, $300, $500, $1,000 or what amount you can give with a minimum of $100). In fact if you really had to, you could skip a year, but hopefully you will not have to do that. The big question is how do we accomplish that? This is where you and I are able to assist. I know you may be thinking that the Shriners Hospital for Children system has a very large endowment fund which they do have. Those funds only take care of part of the yearly needs for the system. They do not use the principle but just the earnings, and frankly, that does not cover what is needed to do the

work properly. For 2013, all Shriners Hospitals have had their budgets cut out of necessity and our own Tampa Hospital has had their budget cut by $3,000,000. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, when a check is made out to “Shriners Hospital for Children” as 100% of your contribution goes directly to the hospital. Sahib Shriners does their part by taking care of the cost of the plaques so that 100% of the funds you give will go directly to the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children. Plaques may be for you, your spouse, you and your spouse, companion, a very special person in your life or can be in Honor or in Memory of someone you love, loved or thought very highly of. However, you do it, please do it as it helps our children and I feel sure that it will give you a great sense of satisfaction.

To participate just fill out the form below and attach your check made out to Shriners Hospital for Children and give it to me, drop it off at the Sahib Office or send it to Sahib Temple, c/o Noble Robert L. (Bob) Rodd, Donor Relations Chairman, 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. If you have questions, contact me by phone (941) 776-0937 or email above.

Plaque Program Donation Form Name: _____________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________ City/Town: ___________________________ State: ______________ Zip Code: ________ Telephone: ___________________________ Email: _______________________________ How you want name or names engraved? __________________________________________________________________________ Do you want it in honor or memory of someone? If applicable, please check. Honor of __ or Memory of __

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GULF SHRINE CLUB

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NATIONAL SOJOURNERS INC. SARASOTA CHAPTER 533 Monthly, contact Secretary for monthly schedule. President: Art Monson Phone: (941) 567-6454 Email: amonson1@tampabay.rr.com

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

Secretary: Chuck Barrett Phone: (941) 922-5514 Email: cabarrett2@verizon.net Masonic Military Officers and Senior NCOs

Sahib Motor Corps Shrine Club

The Sahib Shriners Pipes and Drums

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

2:00 p.m. Every Thursday Sahib Shrine Call Warren MacConnell 941-554-4725

Phone: (941) 468-0578 Email: hcrimi@live.com

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 James Gates, President – 380-2491 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) 725-0555 Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Clients are often impressed that you are connected with the Shrine philanthropies, and they may be impressed with our rental banquet facilities.


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Sahib Shriners Ladies Night Dinner Dance

Birthday & Anniversary Winners

December Birthday Winner

December Anniversary Winners

Lady Beatty Shipley

Noble Fred & Lady Sami Phillips photos by Bud Glidden

A day at St. Armandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Circle by Robert L. (Bob) Rodd, Donor Relations Chairman

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n Saturday, November 3, Alicia Argiz-Lyons, Director of Development and Donor Relations and Bethanne Demas, RN, ONC ¸Director of Public Relations, Outreach and Marketing of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa along with Sahib

Donor Relations Chairman, Noble Robert L. (Bob) Rodd manned a booth at the Ferrari Owners Club car show at St. Armands Circle. There were about 43 Ferraris for visitors to see. The Ferrari Owners Club is one of the groups assisting in awareness and the raising of funds for

Alicia - Bob - Bethanne Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

our Tampa Hospital. In asking one Ferrari owner what is the basic cost of a new Ferrari was told $220,000. There sure was a lot of money represented with all those spectacular autos. . . .continued on page 26


Be Burn Aware: A Campaign to Prevent Burn Injuries Shriners Hospitals for Children® is determined to decrease the number of preventable pediatric burn injuries by raising awareness. One program in this effort is the annual Burn Awareness campaign, which began more than 20 years ago. During the first full week of February, our public relations efforts emphasize Burn Awareness Week, the kickoff of a year-long educational campaign aimed at burn awareness and prevention, including offering free educational materials via our website. The items, including posters, activity books and fact sheets, are designed to be a resource for firefighters, teachers, parents and others concerned with the safety and well-being of children. Many of the items are available in both English and Spanish. We don’t often think of it, but without some attention and awareness, our homes can be dangerous places, especially for children. Homes are the sites of thousands of burn injuries to children every year, including scalds and fire-related injuries. Many of these incidents could have been easily prevented by following and implementing some basic safety tips. “At Shriners Hospitals for Children, preventing burn injuries and providing burn awareness education is a concerted, continuous effort,” said Kenneth Guidera, M.D., chief medical officer, Shriners Hospitals for Children. “In 2013, our campaign, ‘Be Burn Aware,’ focuses on teaching children ways to avoid burn injuries at home, with a particular emphasis on scalds. Scald injuries account for a large percentage of pediatric burn injuries, and many of them are preventable.” The campaign features two child-friendly characters who showcase and share our messages. Boots and Brewster – a caped, cuddly bear and a googly-eyed teapot – are featured in activity books for children ages 3-7 and 8-12. The engaging pair lead the children through the various rooms of a house, pointing out dangers, and how to easily correct or avoid them. The coloring pages, word searches, cartoons, and other activities are designed to grab the children’s attention and present the information

in a memorable, age-appropriate manner. The campaign also includes a poster of safety tips, as well as materials emphasizing prevention of scald injuries. “Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to improving the lives of children,” said Richard Kagan, M.D., chief of staff, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati and member of the physician executive team. “Many burn injuries that occur in the home are easily preventable; we hope that our ongoing awareness and prevention campaigns will reduce the incidence of these injuries.” Previous years’ efforts have emphasized prevention of gasoline and gasoline-related burn and scald injuries. All available materials can be viewed and ordered at www.burnawareness.org. Shriners Hospitals for Children is also assisted in its burn prevention efforts by members of the Shriners fraternity, who promote the campaign in their local communities in a variety of creative ways.

www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org www.burnawareness.org

The Burn Awareness Week campaign includes these age-appropiate activity books, which are designed to teach children how to avoid burn injuries. OSDEC12BBAA


Chief Rabban Bill Zurlo and Lady Stacey Invite you to Join them On the Sahib Shrine 2013 Spring and Fall Cruises 7 Night 8 Day Eastern Caribbean Voyage April 28 - May 5, 2013 Aboard the Amazing NEW Mega Ship ~ Allure Of The Seas

Round Trip Ft Lauderdale to Nassau Bahamas, St Thomas, and Phillipsburg St Maarten And 7 Night 8 Day North To Alaska September 8-15, 2013 Aboard the Beautiful & Elegant Golden Princess

Round Trip From Seattle to Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Beautiful Scenic Cruising, Ketchikan and Victoria British Columbia Both Cruises Welcome Bottle of Wine, Hosted Cocktail Party & More! For Information Contact: Sahib Shrine 941-366-4449 Web: http://sahibshrine.org/2013cruises.pdf


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

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SAHIB SHRINE LADIES CALENDAR JANUARY 1 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

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 July 31, 2012, they have collected 85,087 lbs., for a total of $43,519.87 for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on PULL TABS 1. Why not collect the whole can? Collecting complete cans would require a great deal more storage space. You should go ahead and recycle the rest of the can in the normal way, in the dumpster behind Sahib. 2. How many tabs in a pound? 1,267. 3. How many tabs will a gallon milk jug hold? About 5 pounds worth. 4. How does it work and where does the money go? The tabs are delivered to the Sahib office (or almost any Sahib club/unit location) and then taken to the recycling center. The money netted from recycling goes directly into the “Wheel Chair Repair Fund” at the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children. Call: Laura Burgess (941) 758-9196 or Marylou Ellis (941) 484-0089 or Chickie Johnson (941) 966-2678 or Connie Lawson (941) 758-8274 or June Hutcheson (941) 723-1994

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

FEBRUARY 1 10:00am 3 8:00am 4 11:30am 11:30am 5 11:00am 6 7:00pm 12 1:00pm 6:00pm 13 14 11:00am 15 10:00am 11:15am 18 12:01pm 7:30pm 19 10:30am 20 11:00am 22 11:00am 26 27 7:00pm

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


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SAHIB REPORTER

January 2013

SAHIB SHRINE Officers and Appointees 2013 DIVAN-Elect Potentate ........................................... William H. “Bill” Zurlo Chief Rabban ............................................. Rocky Kearney Assistant Rabban ......................................... Connie Jacobi High Priest & Prophet ............................... Carroll Scribner Oriental Guide .................................................... Bill Balkwill Treasurer ......................................................... Ken Shipley Recorder ......................................................... Don Vos, PP IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Bill Zurlo, Potentate Don Vos, Recorder Glenn Walters, PP, Emeritus

Connie Jacobi, Asst. Rabban Bill Batten, Recorder Emeritus W. Bruce Steube, III, PP, Emeritus

PAST POTENTATES 1981-82 * Howard Noble 1999 Curtis Toale 1983 Glenn “Buck” Walters, ITL 2000 Louis H. Ortt, 33° 1984 * Tom Bing 2001 * Kenneth R. Gerrard, Sr. 1985 * Theodore S. “Ted” Barton 2002 * Patrick E. Baessler 1986 * Paul N. Jaworowski 2003 Ed Phillips 1987 W. Bruce Steube, III, 33° 2004 * Bob Goldenberg 1988 Wallace “Bubba” Tervin 2004 * Philip Mitchell, KCCH 1989 Walter Lander, KCCH 2005 Dwain Jones 1990 Lee E. Stewart 2006 Homer Cranmer 1991 * William “Bill” Magill 2007 Dale LaBell 1992 * Al “Spuds” McKenzie 2008 John N. Mitchell 1993 * Les Taylor 2009 Oscar Cloutier 1994 * Ralph E. Kaye 2010 Don Vos 1995 * James Arendall 2011 Tom Millaway 1996 * Philip Mitchell, KCCH 2012 Charles Levan, 33° 1997 Al “Bear” Robinson 1998 Ken Terryberry * Deceased

APPOINTED DIVAN 1st Ceremonial Master ............................................. Henry Nofsker 2nd Ceremonial Master ............................................. Del Rawlinson 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 ....................................... James Fahey, Ken Pedersen 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. Don Kerr Chaplain ............................................................. Rev. Bill Carter Chaplain .......................................... Rev. Dorè Jacques Patlian 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 ............................................................ Jack Ivins Circus Co-Chairman ....... Oscar Cloutier, PP; Dale LaBell, PP County Fair Chairman ............................................ * Fred Phillips County Fair Co-Chairman ............................. Cliff Bloodsworth Dog Track Chairman ............................................... * Fred Phillips Fez & Clothes Sales .................................................... Aides Unit Jewelry Sales Co-Chairmen ......................... Jim Yeo, Jim Duke Picnic Committee (Spring) .................................................... Units Picnic Committee (Fall) ............................................ Club Council Spaghetti Dinner .. Motor Corps, 1st & 2nd Ceremonial Masters

GENERAL APPOINTMENTS (* Indicates for 2012)

Audio-Visual Unit Chair ................................ Oscar Cloutier, PP Audio-Visual Unit Members .................................................... TBA Blood Bank Chairman .............................................. * Dick Hines Building Maintenance Co-Chairman Ken Pederson, Ed Wallace Building Maintenance Committee ....................... Del Rawlinson Church Service Chairman ............................... Lou Ortt, 33°, PP Director of Clubs ................................................... Del Rawlinson Director of Security .................................................. * Sam Upton Finance Committee (Elected) Chairman ................................ TBA Finance Committee (Elected) ................................. Ken Pederson Bill McKown, Oscar Cloutier, PP Golf Chairman ............................................... * Tom Cunningham Golf-Co-Chairman ................................................. * John Sholtis Historian ............................................................. John Mitchell, PP Housing Director ...................................................................... TBD Insurance Committee ................ * Bill Batten, Jesus A. Cabalo, William B. Padelford Legal Counsel .......................................... * William B. Padelford Librarian ......................................................... * John Mitchell, PP Masonic Relations Chairman ....................... * Lou Ortt, PP, 33° Masonic Relations Youth Groups ................ * Lou Ortt, PP, 33° Membership Chairman ..... High Priest & Prophet Carroll Scribner Parliamentarian ............................................... Oscar Cloutier, PP Program Committee Chairman ........................... * Don Albertson 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 ................. Divan host for month Ticket Sales ................................. LOSNA - Marylou Ellis, PHP Unit Council President ............................................ * Fred Phillips Unit Council Secretary ......................................................... TBD 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, Jim Trefrey, Tom Willeman, Jim Yeo

2013 DIVAN ADDRESSES, PHONES AND EMAIL William “Bill” Zurlo (Stacey Lee) 407 White Oak Way Sarasota, FL 34237-6440 (941) 729-1702 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) 155 Grand Oak Circle Venice, FL 34292-2434 (941) 488-4363 sahibscrib@comcast.net

Bill Balkwill (Gail) 2151 Riviera Dr. Sarasota, FL 34232-3517 (941) 923-1168 billbalkwill@excite.com Don Vos (Carol) 4488 Highlands Park Sarasota, FL 34235-2343 (941) 371-5757 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 (* Indicates for 2012)

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) 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 ........................................ Al Hochroth (359-8387) Mariners ..................................................... Mel Collins (924-4680) Marshal’s Staff ....................................... * Ron Enger (918-8713) Model T’s ................................................ Ron LeVene (753-3769) Oriental Band ......................................... Floyd LaDue (725-0555) Past Masters ........................................... Allen Sorbie (232-1494) 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 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

JEWELRY Diamond Vault, Ali Chokr.. ......................... 2

SHRINE CLUBS Englewood Shrine Club .......................... Gulf Shrine Club ...................................... Manatee Shrine Club .............................. Motor Corps Shrine Club ........................ North Port Shrine Club ............................ Venice Shrine Club ..................................

MARINE PRODUCTS Rhodan Marine/GPS Anchor ................ 10

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

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

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

SHRINE SUPPORTERS Purmort & Martin .................................... 34

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

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

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

ORTHOPEDIC MEDICINE Advanced SportsMedicine Center ....... 18

SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION Birthday/Anniversary Dinner/Dance . 6, 48 East West Shrine Game (Jan. 19) .......... 36 Fabulous 50’s Tribute (Feb. 15) ............ 27 Hospital Committee Report ...................... 6 Lodge Meeting Dates/Locations ............ 44 Masonic Digest ........................................ 42 Million Dollar Club .................................. 32 Officers (Elected & Appointed) ............... 52 Patsy Cline Tribute (Jan. 11) .................. 28 Pipes & Drums Pub Night (Feb. 22) ...... 29 Potentate Cruises for 2013 ..................... 50 Recorder’s Report .................................. 33 Reporter Advertising Rates .................... 13 Rusty Mason Night (Jan. 30) .................. 39 Sahib Bingo (Every Tuesday) .............. 35 Sahib Building Fund ............................... 30 Sahib Unit leaders (w/ phone numbers) ... 52 Sahib Unit News ....................................... 18 Shrine Club Directory ............................. 12 Shrine Club News ..................................... 12 Shrine Club leaders (w/phone numbers) . 12 Shriners Hospital Contributions .............. 6 Shriner Shirt Sales .................................. 39 Speaker Bureau ...................................... 33 Spaghetti Dinner (Feb. 17) ..................... 23

BANKS Iberia Bank, Jules Simon, VP ................. 19 CPAs Terry L. Armentrout, CPA, PA ............... 22 Cavanaugh & Co. LLP ........................... 20 Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A. ......... 11

CONTRACTORS - IRRIGATION Don Vos Sprinkler Company .................. 20 CONTRACTORS - REMODELING D.R. Coffman Construction Co.. ........... 22 CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ....... 34 DENTISTS Michael K. McRoyan, DDS .................... 18 FINANCIAL SERVICES Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart . 19 FUNERAL HOMES Toale Brothers Funeral Homes .............. 31

FURNITURE - SALES Sleep King Inc., Bedroom Furniture ...... 19 GOLF Peridia Golf & Country Club ................... 31

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Eric’s Painting & Decorating ................... 18 PLUMBERS & A/C Aqua Services, Inc., Plumbing ............. 18 REAL ESTATE Robbins Assoc. (G. David Walters) ......... 11 Michael Saunders (Omer Quesnel) ....... 31 RESTAURANTS Sahib Shriners Restaurant .................... 3 Terrace on the Green Restaurant .......... 31 SENIOR LIVING & CARE Comfort Keepers ...................................... 33 Bahia Oaks Lodge ................................... 25 WATER TREATMENT Aqua-Soft (Roger King) .......................... 34

40 46 40 46 46 31

Stated Meetings ........................................ 6 Thursday Luncheons .............................. 34 Trust Fund ................................................. 24 SAHIB UNITS Aides ........................................................ 46 Banjo Band .............................................. 46 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 Provost Guard ......................................... 40

NEW ADVERTISERS IN JANUARY Robbins Assoc. (G. David Walters)..11 Comfort Keepers ...33

LOST ADVERTISERS IN JANUARY

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

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

SAHIB SHRINE

New New New New New New New

ABILITIES LOYALTY FINANCES DEVOTION SINCERITY MANPOWER ENTHUSIASM

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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


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Mon

Tue 1 REPORTER DEADLINE

January 2

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Januaruy

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

13 3:00-7:00pm Classical Crossover

20 8:00am-6:00pm Bridge Tournament 3:00pm Dedication Service - Church of Palms 4:30pm Dedication/ Refreshments/ Reception - SL

27 6:00am-6:00pm Avila Bird show

Wed 2

New Years Day closed Bingo moved to January 2

Sahib Closed

January 2013

11:00am BINGO - MH 5:00pm Installation Social Hour 6:00pm Installation of Temple, Unit, Club Officers 7:00pm Installation Dinner/Dance

Thu 3 12:00pm Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums

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8

9

10

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

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

7:30pm Stated Meeting

10:00am Provost Guards-Lib 10:30am Greeters-CRA 12:00pm Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums 5:00pm Tea Dance

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15

16

17

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

21

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

22

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

28

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

29

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

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

10:00am-3:00pm Grand Lodge of NY - MH 7:00pm Motor Corps 7:00pm LOH 7:30pm Directors Staff 7:30pm Oriental Band-m/a

24

7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

12:00pm Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums 5:00pm Tea Dance

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31

February

10 11:00am Grand Lodge of Maine - MH

17 3:00-7:00pm Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner

24

4 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

11 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:00pm Model T / Classic Cars - SL 7:30pm Clowns - MH

18 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

25 10:00am-2:00pm Zenobia Shriners 10:00am Divan/Finance Meeting 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:00pm Past Masters - CRA 7:30pm Clowns - MH

5

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

12

10:00am-2:00pm Grand Lodge of Indiana

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

19

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

20

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

26

8:00am-4:00pm Searsport Rug Hooking - MH 7:00pm Motor Corps 7:00pm L.O.H. 7:30pm Directors Staff 7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

27

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

7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

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12

9:00am-3:00pm LOS Stated Meeting 7:00-10:00pm Evening with Patsy Cline

18

7 12:00pm Luncheon 12:45pm Stated Meeting 2:00pm Pipes & Drums 5:00pm Tea Dance

14 10:00am Provost Guards-Lib 10:30am Greeters - CRA 12:00pm Canada Day Mens Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums

21 12:00pm Thursday Lunch With Band Program 2:00pm Pipes & Drums 5:00pm Tea Dance

28 12:00pm Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting

9:00am-10:00pm Classical Crossover

19

8:00am-7:00pm Bridge Tournament

25

East West Shrine Football Game 8:00am-7:00pm Bridge Tournament

26

10:00am-2:00pm GM Retiree Luncheon-M/H 7:00-10:00pm “E on the Strip”

Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month 1

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

Super Bowl Sunday 8:00am-1:00pm Pancake Breakfast

5

7:00pm East West Game Kickoff Party

12:00pm Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums

Rusty Mason Night – January 30

3

Sat

4

12:00pm Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums 4:00-10:00pm Bridge Tournament

23

6:30pm Rusty Mason Night

Fri

2

Special Dinner & Dance - SL 8:00am Potentate Ball Set Up - MH

11:00am-1:00pm Presentation - SL 6:00-11:00pm Sahib Potentate Ball

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9

6:00am Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Breakfast - MH

15

9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting 10:00am Red Hat Ladies Luncheon & Show - MH

16

Tampa Hospital Days 9:00am LOS. Stated Meeting 7:00-10:00pm 50's Revue/ Keith Coleman

22

Tampa Hospital Days Egypt Potentate Ball 12:00-3:00pm Zumba Fitness days

23

10:00am-2:00pm Rhode Island Shriners - SL 6:00-10:00pm Pipes& Drum Pub Night

Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner February 17 All You Can Eat Spaghetti


New Patient Referral Process Approved at Imperial Session Great news! It is now easier than ever to refer a patient to Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenÂŽ! At the 138th Annual Session in July 2012, the attending delegates approved amendments to the Colorado Bylaws 509.2 and 509.3 which simplified the way for patients to access Shriners Hospitals. Patients/families no longer need to fill out a two-page application form that must be processed before being considered for treatment. While this is a big change for our system and YOU, we want to assure you that our Shriners are more important than ever in finding children that need our help; as well as informing the public about the noble mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We need your participation now, more than ever, to reach more patients. This new process makes it easier for our patients and will still allow for engagement with the nobility. Travel and transportation support should not change. Contact your Shrine temple or hospital if you have questions. This new intake process continues to support your valuable referrals, without the added step of completing a patient application. Instead, simply provide patients/ families with the Shriners Hospitals for Children patient referral card, which may be obtained from your hospital or Shrine temple. In addition, a new Patient Referral Form will be forthcoming in the near future. However, the referral card is preferred, with the patient/family calling the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s referral intake line directly. Why? This is the quickest and most convenient way for a patient to get the care they need. When did this start? In October 2012, Shriners Hospitals simplified the process

for our new patients; allowing immediate scheduling for an appointment if their clinical needs meet the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scope of service. To avoid any confusion to our patients or the community, temple staff are asked to no longer use the application form and remove any reference to a patient application process in temple materials or website. Thank you for your continued hard work in helping the children. Please contact your local Shriners Hospitals facility if you have any questions.

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