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The

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

Reporter

2012 Honorable Mention Dromedary Award Winner

Volume 32, Number 3

Shriners Having Fun & Helping Kids

Sarasota, Florida

March

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Club/Unit Head Meeting, 9:00 a.m Hillbilly Hoedown, 4:00 p.m., 21 King Pin Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 a.m., 40 Stated Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 6 Imperial Potentate’s Official Visit, 11:00 a.m. Arcadia Rodeo Parade, 10:00 a.m. Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m., 6 Sahib Day at Tampa Bay Downs, 10:00 a.m., 36 St. Pat’s Day Dinner, 6:00 p.m., 25 Sahib Shrine Golf Outing, 11:00 a.m., 37 Palmetto DeSoto Children’s Parade, 10:00 a.m. “E” on the Strip, 7:00 p.m., 47

March 2013

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 March 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

“Dinner Reservations Encouraged” 941-366-4449

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 March 7 Chicken Tetrazzini March 14 Sweet Sour Pork March 21 Turkey & Stuffing March 28 Beef Bourguignon 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

March 2013

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

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pring is here or at least will be! So far as we know, that is what the calendar says and we can almost feel it. Springtime is a pleasant time. We feel the sense of beauty and enjoy nature. It is a time to re-set our lives in motion. This also is the month for two very special events. The one is Passover and the other is Easter. Both in a way are celebrations of freedom. Passover is a remembrance of the Jewish exodus from Egypt. Easter is the joyful ending of this world to a new world of resurrection. Each is an expression of rebirth, representing light emerging out of darkness. Each is an act of God. Who could conceive of such a power as God reaching out to touch the lives of people in some far-away ancient land to guide a destiny of resurrected life? The account is one of the most surprising love stories in all literature.

Love can be like that. It can search our hearts; follow our footsteps, until it captures our devotion. Love can come upon us in the most unsuspecting circumstances to woo us into submission. That is what happened at Passover and Easter. God in all His infinite love entered into the soul of a man from Nazareth and into a people of Israel so that the human and divine became as one. Because of such a power, we hear about a resurrection, as if it were some transforming energy creating in life the power to touch eternity. How do we measure such love? We can’t. It is like a timeless river winding its way in ceaseless motion to reach its destiny. The love of God is endless, linking our fragmentary lives to the vast eternal resources of infinity. So, in remembrance of this hallowed time may you find joy, hope and reassurance. So may it be! 

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

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ver the years, there have been many of our members who think young Shriners have had short shrift around here! Not for lack of trying, I might add! I have sat in on many discussions on how we can attract and engage younger Shriners. For sure, the survival of our band will be dependent on doing just that. In the early 1990’s we organized SMNOAA, many are wondering what that is, it is the reverse of AAONMS (standing for “Sahib Men not of Ancient Age.”) It was directed at Shriners under 40 years old. It only lasted a couple of years. In the April 2004 Reporter, I wrote, “The one thing I have come away with after all my articles and debate trying to draw attention to our aging problem, is that just getting ‘new young’ members can not, and will not solve our problem! The solution first has to come from

the operation of our organization. If you bring young men into an old men’s organization, you are doomed to high drop out rates. No 40-50 year old will get enjoyment out of a Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance with 40’s music, as an example.” I have been approached recently by several younger Shriners on why we don’t have activities for them or have the temple open on weekends. My first instinct was to review our failures with them, but this is now, and perhaps we have some younger nobles (up to age 55) who can make a difference now! There is a group forming to address this situation, if you are a young Shriner and would help us make a difference, please contact Oriental Guide Bill Balkwill, Ed Firquin, Allen Sorbie or myself. We need you to help us. 

Photo on Page 1: Photographer Noble Gary Schweinshaupt. 17th Annual Rusty Mason Night team. The Reporter: is published monthly (except in July), a subscription is included in our member’s annual Sahib Shrine dues of $100, by the Sahib Shrine Temple, Inc., 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. Third-class postage paid at Manasota, FL.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


March 2013

SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate’s Notes

Hello nobles, January and February have gone by very quickly with many important events such as the Installation Dinner and Dance, the Rededication and most importantly our Potentate’s Ball. Old acquaintances have not really faded, but have remained in our memories. We all looked forward to Hospital Transportation Collection Days in February and the Shriners Hospital Days in Tampa that were connected to Egypt’s Potentate’s Ball. The weather turned a little cool for me, but calendar events heated up during February. The calendar was full before I had a chance to write anything in with Stated Meetings, Mini-Ceremonials, Grand Lodge visits, Tampa Hospital Benefit Days and the Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner. What a whirlwind of somber events mixed with good food, fun and laughter. But then again, this is what the Shrine is all about and the months have lived up to my expectations. Thanks again to all the nobles and ladies for your help in making Sahib Shriners one of the busiest and friendliest temples in all Shrinedom. May your days be as full of fun and friendship as mine; don’t let the troubles get you down. God Bless All.

Yours in the Faith,

William “Bill” H. Zurlo, Potentate

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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March 2013

SAHIB SHRINERS “ST. PATTY'S DAY” PRESENTED BY THE ORIENTAL BAND

LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE With Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

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

Dinner – 7:00 p.m.

• Dancing – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with “Taylor/Taylor” • Choice of Entree: Chicken Cordon Bleu Coconut Fried Shrimp

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

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE CONTRIBUTIONS TO SHRINERS HOSPITALS

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

December $ 50.00 2,476.00 0.00 0.00

Total Year To Date $ 50.00 2,476.00 0.00 0.00

$

$

2,526.00

2,526.00

MARCH 2013 ST ATED MEETING STA WEDNESDAY NIGHT March 6, 2013 • • • • •

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

* TBA Retained for the Sahib Hospital Transportation Fund.

Official Call

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL COMMITTEE REPORT

APRIL 2013 ST ATED MEETING STA

Jesus Cabalo, Hospital Chairman

THURSDAY NOON April 4, 2013

REPORT FOR DECEMBER New Patients (YTD) ................................................ Trips (YTD) .............................................................. Trips to other hospitals (YTD) ............................... Clinic Appointments (YTD) .................................... Admissions (YTD) ...................................................

18 (218) 16 (313) 2 (20) 67 (1,150) 3 (50)

• • • • • •

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!


March 2013

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Recorder’s notes by Don Vos, sahib3@juno.com

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rothers and nobles of Sahib Shriners, we’ve finished with the busy month of February, with the great Potentate’s Ball. A very good weekend and it was enjoyed by all. Then it was the Hospital Days at the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children, and the great Egypt Ball. Our Shrine is very busy and let’s stay informed and participate if you can. Imperial Potentate Alan W. Madsen and his wife will be visiting our Shrine on March 7. Please come and enjoy his visit with us. Let’s make it a visit that he will not forget.

March is also a great month for Sahib, do not forget the clubs and units opportunities, stay involved and attend if you can. Let us not take for granted our weekly Bingo fundraiser for Sahib. It will help keep our dues down and it keeps the Shrine in very good financial shape. We can always use floorwalkers, and who knows if they might bring us a new caller. Try and help if you can. Do not get discouraged if there seems to be too many people working; just remember to come again when you can. Nobles, stay involved. 

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

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obles and friends of Sahib Shrine, I guess my prediction of the East/West game was way off, but I was totally correct about Sahib being the greatest supporter of the game. We had the best seats, on the 50-yard line in the club level. The tailgate party went well with all the food, beverages and fabulous friendship. We did have a little bus trouble on the way up with bus #3 having engine trouble and having to pull over at the Skyway bridge rest stop. Bus #1 unloaded and went back to rescue the rest of our group and brought them safe and sound to the game. It was a very exciting game and all made it home safe and sound. Sahib’s Potentate Ball went well also, with the Divan hooking up with their counterparts from other Shrines of Florida. It’s very interesting to hear ideas and even troubles and solutions from our fellow Shrine leaders. All I can say to them is that Sahib is

a very strong team and our members always seem to rise to the occasions when needed. That is what we need to do this year, is to rise up and all have fun working to help the Shrine and our Shriners Hospital for Children. Well I’m going to keep it short this month as I’m battling computer problems. This is worse than not having any computer at all; a total hard drive crash! Paid big monies to replace the hard drive but, now I have no programs and need to repurchase them all. I guess I need to buy the book “Computers for Dummies” When I get things running better I plan on providing pictures from the game and be able to write my article without the threat of hitting the wrong button and losing everything. Well I made it and hope to see you all at up-coming events at our Sahib Shriners. 

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

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he Dedication service which was held at Church of the Palms is one of the most beautiful campuses in Sarasota. Pastor Bliss and Past Potentate Lou Ortt 33° did an outstanding job. The choir was wonderful and Jim DeBolt’s solo was so great it gave many chills. I know everyone who attended enjoyed the service. What a great Sahib Potentate’s Ball. If you missed it, you missed a good one, thanks to all those who made the weekend the very best. March will be another busy month starting with the March 2 Hillbilly Hoedown. March 3 is Pancake Breakfast and the Bloodmobile. Help if you can. March 7 is the Imperial Potentate’s Visitation. Be sure to wear your club or unit attire. Let’s show off our great Shrine. The luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m. March 10, set your clocks “forward one hour”; it’s Daylight Savings time. March 13 is Sahib Day at Tampa Bay Downs; the bus leaves Sahib at 10:00 a.m.

Again, you can call Marylou. This will be a great trip and lots of fun. March 17 wear your “green” and plan on coming to Sahib Shriners for St. Patty’s Day Dinner with your favorite lassie. Make reservations. If you can help with the Sarasota County Fair contact Fred Phillips. His email address is <FPhill7501@aol.com>. Your help is needed. Don’t forget, the Sahib Shrine Circus is coming and we need each and every one of you to help with ad sales. This is one of “our” moneymaking (also for your club or unit) events, so ask your neighbors and friends if they would like to take out an ad for the Shrine Circus Book. What a deal, your unit/club can make 25% of the ad. Ask those stores and shops you go to if they would like to put an ad in our Shrine Circus book, I bet they will be “happy” you did. . . .continued on page 38 Ö

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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March 2013

PRESENTATIONS (and other events) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; February 2013

Editor

Jules Simon from the King Pins presented Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo a check of $1,545 for the Sahib General Fund from the February Pancake Breakfast.

Editor

Motor Corps Shrine Club President Hampton Crimi presented Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo checks of $500 for the General Fund, $500 for the Transportation Fund and $500 from their Spaghetti Dinner. Jerry Hall and Dave Bell assisted.

Editor

Chief Rabban Rocky Kearney presented Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo a check of $385 for the Sahib General Fund from the Holiday Gift Basket.

Editor

Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo joined Donor Relations Chairman Bob Rodd in presention of plaques.

Editor

Model T President Ron LeVene presented Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo a check of $1,000 for the Sahib General Fund.

Editor

Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo with newly created nobles George Anthony, Don Kinnaird and Mike Klein.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – February 2013

Copher

Anspaugh

North Port Shrine Club President Jim Gates (r) and Past President James Macdonald with a mother and children helped by our Shrine Hospital Transportation Program.

North Port Shrine Club Nobles Bob Humphrey and Past President J.D. Copher received a generous personal contribution from North Port Meals on Wheels President Sharma Bachan during hospital collection days.

Rodd

Rodd

Donor Relations Chairman Bob Rodd; former Shrine patient Molly Carlson; Noble John Scoltis accepting plaque for the Gulf Coast Football Officials Assoc. and Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo.

Donor Relations Chairman Bob Rodd presents plaque to Ken Clark.

Balkwill

Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo accepts checks of $1,000 from Hillbilly Treasurer John Yoder for the Sahib General Fund from the December 2012 Hillbilly Buffet and $76 from John and his daughter Marilyn from working at the Sarasota Kennel Club.

Balkwill

Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo accepts a check of $923 from Roger King of the Hillbilly Shrine Club for batteries and repairs to our golf carts.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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Rhodan Marine

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

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March 2013

SHRINE CLUB DIRECTORY DIRECTOR OF CLUBS Del Rawlinson Email: drawlinson@comcast.net

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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reetings brother nobles. Our year is flying by at a rapid pace. For our main moneymaker for the Transportation Fund we will be working Security for Spring Training at Pirate City and McKechnie Field. We have five Gulf Shrine Club members that have attended a 49-hour seminar to receive a security license for the State of Florida: Jack Gardner, Don Clements, Charles Levan 33°, Rich Okerman and myself along with Manatee Shrine Club members. We could reach a total of $10,000 this year. A Big Thanks to all the members and friends of Gulf Shrine Club for helping during Hospital Days.

Our speaker for the March 12 meeting will be Stephan T. Tavano, Community Service Counselor from Dignity Memorial, he will be speaking on Veterans Burial Benefits. Let’s have a good turn out of our members. Our next dinner dance on March 20 will have a Hawaiian theme and will be held at the Tara Golf and Country Club. Come and enjoy. If you have some good ideas for raising money for the club, please let me know. 

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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

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owdy, y’all! Here’s the latest from “Behind the Outhouse.” Our northern cuzzins must be a comin’ south to get out of the snow. Our volume of customers for the Hillbilly Buffet on Thursdays is pickin rite up. Yee Haw! On the other hand, it could be those good vittles. With the amount of people we serve, we shure could use a hand in the kitchen and dining room. Come on out and we will put you to work and have fun at the same time! It’s time for our annual Hillbilly Hoedown, on Saturday, March 3. Pa’s Degree is at 4:00 p.m., Ma’s Degree is at 5:00 p.m. with a social hour at 6:00 p.m.

and dinner at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to come and partake in the fun and fellowship. In addition to the good vittles there will be good ol’ country music and dancin’, a 50/50 raffle and lots of Hillbilly games all fer $12.50. Ifn’ ya want to join us Hillbillys get yore petition any Hillbilly Buffet night, we’ll be happy to give ya one. Hillbilly February Menu March 7 March 14 March 21 March 28

Chicken Tetrazzini Sweet Sour Pork Turkey & Stuffing Beef Bourguignon

Be safe, be healthy, be happy. 6

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

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ard to believe it’s already March. That means we return to Daylight Savings Time in less than two weeks; the first day of spring is on the 20th; and Easter is about four weeks away. However, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. Since the last issue of The Reporter, the Motor Corps has some news to report. If you missed the Rusty Mason Night on January 30, you missed a fantastic Masonic refresher program. Over 100 Masons attended and about 40 percent were non-Shriners. The Past Masters Unit was responsible for conducting the program which in-

cluded four members of the Motor Corps. Past Master Norm Cyphers (Stormin Norman) sat in the East as the Worshipful Master; current Worshipful Masters Les Ruggiero (Curli) and Al Dahlberg (Big Al) served as candidates in two of the degrees; and District Deputy Grand Master of the 27th Masonic District Barry Hart (Policyman) delivered the charge to those in attendance. Everyone who participated in the evening is to be congratulated for a job well done and special kudos to our Motor Corps members. . . .continued on page 14 Ö

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SAHIB REPORTER Õ. . .continued from page 13 Motor Corps Shrine Club I hope that most of you who are reading this article were able to attend the Motor Corps Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, February 17. The Motor Corps members had a great time preparing the food and we hope you had a great time eating it. Nevertheless, if you did miss it last month, the Motor Corps will be back in the fall with another spaghetti dinner. Date for the fall spaghetti dinner is Sunday, November 17. The Florida Association of Shrine Motor Corps (FASMC) met in Cocoa Beach the first weekend in February. Several of our members attended the meeting. One of our own, John Hubbard (Hot Rod) is serving as fourth vice president of FASMC. On Thursday, March 7, the Motor Corps will be escorting Imperial Potentate Alan W. Madsen to Sahib Shriners for the Thursday luncheon. We anticipate a nice turnout of bikes for that event. The annual Arcadia Rodeo Parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 9. The Motor Corps expects to participate. Kickstands up at Sahib Shriners at 9:00 a.m. and parade scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16 is our annual ride and visit to the Masonic Home in St Petersburg. At our January

March 2013

meeting, we voted to contribute to the Masonic Home which likely will be presented during our March ride. The Motor Corps is still selling raffle tickets on its booze wagon. Winning ticket gets the recipient a Harley Davidson wagon full of top-shelf liquor. Tickets will also be available at the monthly Shrine King Pins Pancake Breakfast. Drawing for the booze wagon is Monday, April 15. When I wrote about Motor Corps members being active in their lodges and other Masonic organizations last month, I failed to include the local Scottish Rite Club. Our own Paul Woodman (Wood Dog) is club president for 2013. Paul is also immediate past president of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association, Knights of the Eagle Chapter. Scott Steelman (Gray Fox) is the club’s president in 2013. We have several Motor Corps members and their ladies with birthdays and anniversaries in March. Three members and two ladies have birthdays in March. They are: Lady Amanda Cyphers on the 2nd, Gerry Hall (Pianoman) and Les Ruggeiro (Curli)) on the 3rd, Barry Hart (Policyman) on the 28th, and Lady Jean Ragsdale on the 29th. We have one member with an anniversary this month: Steve Litschauer (Eagle) and Lady Sharon on the 18th. 

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

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ast month, superbly organized by Co-Chair Nobles Don Gatrell and Lowell McCarty, up to 30 of our club nobles and ladies raised over $4,500 plus special donations for the Sahib Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund! We were especially gratified to receive a generous personal gift from North Port Meals On Wheels President Sharma Bachan (see photo at the top of page 9.) We invite everyone to our special event for March! Our March Mixer will be at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, the 10th at The Olive Garden in Murdock. We usually can order off the menu, and phone with President Jim Gates at 380-2491 for reservations. Everyone raved about our February Hamburger and Hot Dog (also ‘veggieburgers’) Picnic also organized by Noble Jimmy. Jack Watson added a new feature with enjoyable music! A week later, our members sallied forth to our monthly stated meeting “out back” at the Olde World plus the birthday luncheon “up front” for all our ladies with a birthday cake provided by Lady Jan Gates and left-overs fed to the scavengers in the rear. Then we topped off the month with an all-day bus trip to Tarpon Springs. After enjoying touring attractions including Greek fishing fleets and seafood at several outstanding restaurants, we reluctantly left to return home by sundown. Each Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. (rain or shine,) 52-weeks of the year (except for Christmas and New Years Days,) our nobles, ladies and friends breakfast in separate rooms at the Olde World for information,

fun and fellowship. 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 Noble Ron Bradfield from Port Burwell, Ontario! Please bring yours 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 VP John ‘Magazine Mogul’ Brophy (426-0743, or jonhb1996@gmail.com). John still needs help affixing our Shrine Club sticker to over 100 magazines for distribution to North Port medical offices and firehouses every month or so. Nobles Bob Somerville, Jimmy Macdonald and Al Sawdai have stepped up to the plate and we really appreciate these helpers! As we go to press, we received no responses to our January Quotable Notable quiz. It was locally retired Distinguished Research Professor of Law Robert J. Martineau, Emeritus, University of Cincinnati who wrote of the latest scandal in 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.” . . .continued on page 38 Ö

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Shrine Clubs – February 2013

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North Port Shrine Club Past President Jack Watson received a donation from this Publix customer at Heron Creek.

North Port Shrine Club President Jim Gates and Past President Bob Somerville congratulated Christina Zagrobelny and Joe and Teresa Skoczylas, owners of Olde World Restaurant, on their 25th anniversary.

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2013 Officers & Directors of the Manatee Shrine Club (l-r): Director Bob Rodd, Past Pres.; 2nd Vice-President Frank Debar; Treasurer Ken Clark; President Alan Hochroth; 3rd Vice-President Jim Fletcher; Director Ron LeVene, Past Pres.; 1st Vice-President Ed Cramer; Immediate Past Pres. Bill Padelford and Director Jim Smith, Past Pres. (missing from photo is Director Bob Trudel.)

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2013 Manatee Shrine Club ladies officers (l-r): Sunshine Chair Pat Kunkel; Chaplain Kathy Rodd; Secretary Pam Trudel; President Ginny Hochroth; Vice-President Pat Cramer; Treasurer Jeanette Hocking and Greeter June Hutcheson. We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


March 2013 December 2080 Robert & Ruth Riegel December 2056 Manatee Shrine Club December 2033 Sahib Golf Assoc. (In Memory of James Ericsson) (In Memory of John Lewellen) (In Memory of 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

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Reporter Boosters

(Through month stated, › = February 2018 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Robert Everly) Joe & Marion Mitchell (In Memory of Phil Mitchell) January 2018 Charles & Pauline Baker (In Memory of Betsy Baker ) September 2018 In Memory of Dr George & Dorothy Robinson September 2017 Marion Podewitz (In Memory of Bill Podewitz) Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Paul Tobias ) August 2017 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Philip Mitchell, PP ) June 2017 Manatee Shrine Club May 2017 Sahib Shrine Mariners April 2017 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Arthur Bieser) (In Memory of John Bohenkamp) (In Memory of Larry Swanson ) (In Memory of Earl Woodring) March 2017 Christopher Weeks & Barbara Hershey January 2017 Charles & Suzanna Krueger October 2016 Patricia A. McLain (In Memory of BG John H. McLain ) May 2016 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Al McKenzie, PP ) (In Memory of John Pinkley ) (In Memory of Fordon Harris) March 2016 Jerry & Joyce Goacher Dottie Pinkley (In Memory of John Pinkley) Don and Elayne Sims February 2016 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Ed Luff) (In Memory of Christopher Weeks) January 2016 Jim & Eileen Jensen December 2015 Aides Office (In Memory of Richard G. Morris) September 2015 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Richard G. Morris )

August 2014 Jack & Martha Bryant Giles Light Manatee Shrine Club New or Renewed this month) (In Memory of Jim Arendall ) August 2015 Manatee Shrine Club Chris & Peg Kellogg (In Memory of Ned Jaworski) Manatee Shrine Club Gordon & Joylon Odell (In Memory of Kenneth Gerrard, Sr., PP) June 2014 (In Memory of Walter J. Kunkel ) Dottie La Greco June 2015 (In Memory of Husband Louis La Greco) Manatee Shrine Club Ed & Jean O’Hara (In Memory of Michael A. Cipullo) (In Memory of Stanley Nowicki & (In Memory of Irene Krakow ) Dr. Sigmund Nowicki ) Col. Murray G. Swindler May 2015 The Builders Lodge No. 376 May 2014 (In Memory of Irene Krakow ) Wallace & Audrey Clements Donald & Audrey Schmitt (In Memory of Our Son Mike Clements ) April 2015 May 2014 Harold Bell Provost Guard John H. Brophy (In Memory of Passed Members ) (In Memory of Catherine F. Brophy) B. John and Roberta Ross James & Caroyl Dunlap Robert & Audrey Rushing Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Joan Winters ) (In Memory of Fred Rye) April 2014 (In Memory of Charles E. Slater ) Carolyn B. ‘Midge’ Jordan (In Memory of Fred W. Nason) (In Memory of Doug Jordan ) (In Memory of Lowell L. Sutton ) Ray & Barbara Stevens (In Memory of Joseph P. Kelley) March 2014 March 2015 Oscar & Peggy Cloutier Bill & Gail Balkwill Dale & Donna LaBell Manatee Shrine Club Kenneth & Betty Terryberry (In Memory of Dr. A. Edward O'Hara ) February 2014 Manatee Shrine Club Cabiri (In Memory of S. F. Perkins, III) January 2014 › Ginny Walter Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Fred Walter ) (In Memory of Bill Disney) February 2015 John & Margaret Hodge Charles & Maryjane Hamilton Manatee Shrine Club Herb & Joanne Mueller (In Memory of Roy Rudolph) Allen & Sherry Sorbie December 2013 January 2015 Doug & Janie Bohannon June C. Hutcheson Virginia Chase Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Harold Chase ) (In Memory of Carl Herman) Fred & Sami Phillips (In Memory of Scott Macaulay ) November 2013 (In Memory of Edgar Sherrick) Ann Lassig Edward & Jean O’Hara (In Memory of Ken Lassig ) (In Memory of Dr. Robert S. Nowicki ) October 2013 Charles & Sally Ridlon Lindy & Sandy Nardone (In Memory of Philip Mitchell) Hugh D. Yaeger November 2014 August 2013 Jacques & Marie Landau Nancy Holmes (In Memory of Chris Kellogg ) (In Memory Husband George ) Margaret Lawrence June 2013 (In Loving Memory of Don Lawrence) C. Donald & Marna McLeod Walter Reuter Kevin & Susan Sapio October 2014 May 2013 Bill & Tally Hull Ed & Edie Phillips Ronald R. & Georgana J. LeVene Jean C. Rudolph (In memory of Robert "Bob" Lindner ) Bill & Stacey Lee Zurlo Marian Goldenberg April 2013 (In Loving Memory of Bob Goldenberg, PP) Joe & Sharon Pegararo September 2014 Jack & Barbara Scrofani

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SHRINE UNIT NEWS Greeters by George R. Thomas, Past President, georgjoan@comcast.net

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arch is here, greetings from the Greeters. We want to congratulate the entire new Divan for 2013. Like all organizations, we are looking for new members and their ladies to join our unit. Remember all the Greeters, and their ladies who are ill and cannot be at our Greeters meetings. There are no birthdays this month. With all our new elected officers in place, we look forward to a great year. By this time, you know the black camel has taken Noble Austin Pickering to the Great Architect in the

sky, our condolences to Lady Mary Ellen, and family. In 1993, the Greeters had 60 dues paying members, “wow.” Greeterettes if you want to write any thing in the Reporter such as birthdays, anniversary’s, etc., please contact me at <georjoan@comcast.net>. Remember: “Do not regret growing older it is a privilege denied to many.” 

Legion of Honor by Alan Hochroth, Commander, hochrotha@aol.com

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he rededication service went very well. About 150 people welcomed in the new Potentate. Past Potentate Lou Ortt, 33° was flawless. Hospital Days have begun and I will be able to give you an indication to their effectiveness. Steve Spencer did a fine job in collecting for the transportation

division. Also a big thank you to Ray Stevens. Publix has responded very well. Dale and Oscar will be presenting a program for the circus. Four new Shriners were installed. Rusty Masons evening brought in over 100 Masons and Shriners. Buy your circus booster pin. 

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ariners if you missed the Change of Watch you missed out on an exciting evening at Tara Golf and Country Club. The service, the food and the room were exceptionable. The month of March the Fleet Captain Lacey Cross and I will be going to Fort Myers to get information on the Mystery Train for Friday April 5 and you can stay and return on April 6. This would be a good night out.

The month of March – March 9 Arcadia Parade March 13 Mariners meeting Bridge at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m. We are planning a cook out we will let you know the time and place. Don’t forget your Mariners dues for 2013. 

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

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ell we are working through the cooler times as I sit and write this. I try to never use the word cold, as I came to this lovely state from Cheyenne, Wyoming and can still remember what cold really was. My mother who lived in St. Pete used to say that north of Tampa was not really Florida. She felt that anyplace where it snowed was not really a part of this beautiful state. She also said that when you begin to talk about the weather; you have run out of things to say, so I guess I should have started somewhere else. Our group has decided to compete with the “little cars” in Tampa with the FSA on August 8, 9 and 10. We love the competition and if there isn’t any we love to get out in the cars and show off and it is a great party and a good time for everyone. Our hope is to bring home the “Big” best all around trophy and we begin practices soon to get sharp.

Our spring picnic is coming up soon and that is always a great time to visit and eat some great homemade fixin’s. We meet in the park at Lakewood Ranch, swap war stories, tell lies and learn about the other life we each had prior to retiring. There is lots of talent in this group and the whole Sahib Shriners. One would think we could solve anything with all the experience that resides here in Sahib. Guess sometimes we let the little things get in our way and as I was always told its all-little things. Sometimes we get so involved in fighting the alligators; we forget we came to drain the swamp! Here’s wishing everyone a beautiful spring; remember, we got little cars and could use some more drivers. Just let any Model T guy know you’re interested and you’ll be riding before you know it! 

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

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hat ever happened to balmy southwest Florida? It surely feels like we’re back in cooold Connecticut, minus the snow and ice. But then again, we can always get out and never be locked in; just put on an extra sweater. With the Potentate’s Ball behind us, it is time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on Sahib’s business. It seems, that keeping our membership up above 1400, is the main problem. Between the black camel and age in general and not initiating more nobles into the order, it is inevitable that our membership will drop. Being a Shriner is a commitment, and in today’s difficult times, it’s tough to get younger families to join and carry the ball. The great Sahib Oriental Band is back in full swing, preparing for parades, performances and of course the Imperial Session in Indianapolis. Again, our Genie, Hans Wessels, has hung up his turban and scimitar, after performing many years for the enjoyment of thousands. We are trying to find a noble who

loves to entertain children and grownups alike. Come on... Give it a try. We meet every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. On Tuesday, March 12, the Birthday/Anniversary Dance is sponsored by the Oriental Band. This is the only fundraiser in the year for the Oriental Band. We ask for your support and let’s make this a great affair. Let’s not forget the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Sunday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Sahib. Who doesn’t love corned beef and cabbage and green beer? On behalf of the “Great Sahib Oriental Band,” I want to wish all ladies and nobles a Blessed Easter season. Remember: Support your Shrine, collect pull-tabs, plastic caps and keep a child in your heart. Thought for the month: “There is no sunrise without sunset, there is no life without death, and there is no success without failure.” 

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Sahib Shrine Ladies Ladies Luncheon honoring Imp. Lady Jan Madsen All Sahib Shrine Ladies are invited

Lunch 11:30 a.m. Chicken Salad Pineapple Boat w/tomato and lettuce, Croissant Brownie ala-mode Iced tea & Coffee

Imperial First Lady Jan Madsen

Thursday, March 7 $14.00 per person (incl. tax & tip) y No tickets will be available at the door for pick-up. Reservations to be made with Sherri, 366-4449 ext 300. Tickets must be picked up in advance at Sahib. Dress for the occasion is casual and either a dress or pant suit will be acceptable. Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib Shriner’s Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

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High Priest & Prophet’s notes by Carroll Scribner, scrib3540@comcast.net

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i again to all, this edition of my notes will be short and, hopefully, sweet! Many things going on at Sahib, some well attended, some not! There is not time enough in the month or $$$$$ in the pocket to attend all, so we try to get to as many activities as we can. In January we attended Installation activities, all Thursday luncheons (had wonderful stories at each!) all East/West Game activities (3 days) club meetings, pancake breakfasts, hosted the Grand Lodge of New York, etc., etc., etc. Anyone who says this job is a snap is nuts! An annual highlight of the month is always the Rusty Mason Night presented by our great Past Masters Unit! Over 100 men attended and enjoyed a great evening of fellowship, review and renewal of our Blue Lodge rituals and went away with a passport to all lodges in our area! We also had 30 nonShriners who I personally invited to become Shriners and gave them each our membership kit! Four of them handed me their completed applications that night! I am told that there are several more on the way!! The Potentates Annual Rededication Service was beautiful and bonding; as always, a great way to start the year. A number of you have commented on the Potentate Posters in the lobby. If we all follow their

direction, we can double our membership in a year! How about it? Each one gets one! If you don’t attend the birthday/anniversary dance each month, you are missing a fun time at a very reasonable price. The wine isn’t the greatest but after a couple of scotches, you won’t know the difference! Come join us! I have been asked a number of times about building repairs and maintenance. This has been a problem and will be corrected. Our Potentate Bill Zurlo has made this one of his priorities this year. As you know, if we don’t take care of the little things, they can soon become major items of repair. We had a wonderful time at the Potentates Ball; lots of Sahib folks and many visitors from sister Shrines. Food was great, company outstanding and a beautiful evening was had by all. Your Aides Unit did their usual super job at the festivities and an outstanding job with the hospitality room! What a spread! Do you have your super duper Circus pins yet? Get one to support your Circus. Last and not least, we have a Sahib Raffle Fundraiser going on headed up by Assistant Rabban Connie Jacobi and Oriental Guide Bill Balkwill. There are lots of prizes and chances to win!! Our budget is tight and every fundraiser helps!! Enough for now, I’ll see you at the temple. If I can help you at all, give me a call (941) 488- 4363. 

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Oriental Guide’s notes by Bill Balkwill, balkwill@verizon.net

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he Shrine Red Fez and mini-scooters in the parades along with the Clowns and the Hillbillies are the fun side to our very serious support of the Shriners Hospitals for Children. So who are these unsung heroes? Every noble is! We do have a unit called the Roadrunners who transport our patients to and from the Shriners Hospital. They are our volunteers who drive children from Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Bradenton, Palmetto, Zolfo Springs and Arcadia to the Tampa hospital. Some of our drivers have a lot of miles under their belts. The following nobles have completed the following number of runs. Jim Pinson 540, Bob Martin 380, Ron Conner 330, Ben Blount 140, Mike Smith and Jim McDonald 93, Dick Schmidt 90, Dorwin Pulford 84, Dwight Ridgeway 77 and Ed Cramer with 76 runs. Believe me, there are several more with over 50 runs. The Sahib temple drivers have totaled over 3,900 runs and accumulated more than 500,000 miles round trip to Tampa. Thank you nobles; keep up the good work! Ask them about some of their stories or trips. In fact,

Ed Cramer and I were up there last Tuesday and Batman and his Batmobile showed up (see photos below.) Ed asked him, if he could be Robin for the day, but what he really wanted was to drive the Batmobile! On another note, we need your help. So please purchase your Potentate’s Raffle tickets (see ad on page 39.) There are over 236 total payouts. Drawings start April 1 and ends December 31. See a member of the Divan for tickets. We should give Chief Rabban Rocky Kearney and Lady Wendy a huge thank you for the successful East/West Shrine Game and activities. The cookout was especially delicious and playing corn hole was entertaining. Ill. Sir Dale LaBell got hit by a beanbag. I think he’s okay! See me I know who threw it. Our High Priest & Prophet Carroll “Scrib” Scribner is chairing our Membership drive. We all need to get behind him and bring in a new member. He’s doing a fine job. 

Balkwill

Ed Cramer (r) and I were at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa when Batman (Lenny Robinson) and his Batmobile showed up. Robinson's mission: To bring smiles to faces of kids undergoing treatment.

Balkwill

The $300,000 Batmobile, custom built to the likeness of the one popularized on television and movie screens was the object of great attention.

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

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n March 13, we will have “Fun” Day for Sahib nobles, ladies and friends at the Tampa Bay Downs racetrack. Buses will depart from Sahib at 10:00 a.m. for this event. The cost per person is $53.00 which is all-inclusive. Transportation to and from Tampa, admission to the track, racing program, a private windowed dining area overlooking the finish line, private betting window, and a fabulous “all you can eat” grand buffet.

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

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

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ast month you were given a breakdown of the 2013 budget, and how it depends on all of us to participate in our activities and fundraising efforts. The Divan has investigated many possibilities for our major fundraiser for the year. The one selected is titled “2013 Sahib Raffle.” Pretty catchy title eh? I jest. It doesn’t matter what we call it, what matters is the effort that each of us puts forth to make it a success for our Shrine. We (you, me, us, each unit, each club, all nobles) are selling raffle tickets numbered from 000 through 999 for $20 each. That makes one thousand tickets for a total of $20,000 revenue. There are no drawings. The winner is determined by the evening pick three Florida lottery number. For each day, Monday through Saturday, the winning number will automatically get mailed a check for $25. The payouts begin on April 1 and continue each day (except Sundays) through December 31. There is a $150 payout for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Since Mother’s Day and Father’s Day fall on a Sunday, the Saturday before that day will determine those winners. For Labor Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving there will be a $100 payout. Christmas will be a $500 payout. All told, there will be 236 winning numbers. If your number is a winner for one day, it remains active for

the rest of the year. There is no limit to the number of times you can win or the number of tickets you may buy. Payment can be made in cash, by check, or with a credit card (five-ticket minimum for credit cards). The tickets went on sale the last week of January and many were dispersed at the February club and unit head meeting. If all goes well, we can even sell a second set of tickets. That will not cut the payouts but instead double the number of winners each day. One neat thing about this format, tickets can continue to be sold right up to the end of the year. If you buy a ticket after the payouts begin, you may be entitled to any winnings the day after your ticket is registered. So this means that just like the “Queen of Hearts” raffle, as we approach the bigger payouts, you may double down on your tickets and buy more. Check with any of the raffle sellers and see if your lucky numbers are available (your birthday, anniversary, spouse’s birthday, children’s birthday,etc.). You win and your temple wins. It is refreshing to see the enthusiasm and team effort of this years’ total leadership. Your participation can only make it better. Many have asked about the status of our trusts. I will go into detail on each of them next month. Stay tuned and support your Blue Lodge, that’s our future. 

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.

Signature of Donor: _________________________________

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.

Dorothy Gange ............................................. $500

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

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

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ospital Days is now behind us. Total returns are not available at this writing; however, they will be available for the April Reporter. Is Sahib as a whole doing its fair share to get the necessary funds to provide the transportation of our children to our Shriners Hospitals for Children? During 2012, we provided 218 new patients with treatment at the hospitals in the Shrine network. Some of these children needed to be flown to Cincinnati and Boston. Although some of these flights were at no charge, there were those that cost Sahib funds as well. Approximately $10,000 was spent to get our children to and from these facilities. Here are some facts that need to be shared with you all as well as kudos to some very special units/ clubs and nobles! This is my third year as Co-Chair of Hospital Days here at Sahib. I have experienced some marvelous efforts of nobles during this tenure. For example, we

have the following clubs and units that have supported these fundraisers with august participation and results. Those offering there physical support were: Model T’s, Clowns, Greeters, Legion of Honor, Oriental Band, Mariners, Pipes and Drums, Provost Guard, Roadrunners, Gulf Shrine Club, North Port Shrine Club, and the Venice Shrine Club. Within each unit or club, there are those extra special nobles that put in those tremendously long days with that canister in their hands. Special thanks to Dorwin Pulford, Jesus Cabalo, Steve Spencer, Bob Rodd, Bill Long, Harold Eady, Vic Larson, Dick Menzak, Phil Staples, Don Gatrell and Bob Dieckmann for their extra efforts to make Hospital Days the success that it was. I tip my Fez to you nobles because without you I am not sure where Sahib and the Transportation Fund would be! 

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

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he Sarasota County Fair will be held March 1524. Volunteer workers are needed to man ticket booths or collect tickets at one of the three gates at the fairgrounds on Fruitville Road. This year there is a new ticket booth at gate #4 that is a huge improvement over the two older booths used in the past. Again this year workers will share our proceeds on a pro-rata basis and can designate if they want their earnings to go to their unit, club or temple fund of their choice. The more shifts you work the more money you’ll earn. Those of you who have participated in the past know that the work is easy; you can sit most of the time while enjoying the camaraderie and interaction with the public. In addition, all the while you’ll have some fun! Shifts are:

Monday thru Thursday ............. Fridays ..................................... Saturdays ................................. Sundays ...................................

Days 4 Hrs 4 Hrs 6 Hrs 6 Hrs

Eves 4 Hrs 5 Hrs 5 Hrs 4 Hrs

Schedule openings can be seen at http://sahib shrine.org/2013countyfairsched.pdf To sign up or get details contact me at (941) 9519933, Fphill7501@aol.com or see Cliff Bloodsworth at the County Fair table at the Thursday luncheons. Sign up for as many shifts as your schedule will permit. Ladies and friends are welcome. I hope to see all of you at the Fair. On a different note, in response to many favorable comments the Unit Council voted to hold another Casino “Fun” Night sometime this year. One of the bigger problems encountered is selecting a date that does not conflict with the many other activities here at Sahib especially while our northern visitors are here. This has been an ongoing problem over the years and has received considerable thought by just about everyone. Last year we held it in early November but numerous other events were subsequently held that put a damper on our attendance. Hopefully we can come up with a suitable solution this year. 

Sahib Shrine

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

Lunch 11:30 a.m.

Featuring

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

The Sahib Concert Band

Thursday, April 11 $14.00 per person (incl. tax & tip) y Tickets maybe purchased in advance on Thursdays at the Sahib Shrine. Reservations need to be made by April 4. You may pick up your tickets at the door.

Call Marylou at 366-4449 Ext. 320 for tickets Dress for the occasion is smart casual and either a dress or pant suit. All ladies are invited, so call early and reserve a table.

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

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East-West Shrine Football Game (From a Different Perspective) by Malcolm H. Van Dyke II, FSA LOH 2LT Commander

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hile Sahib nobles and ladies bussed up to the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg on January 19, in total luxury and “party time” mode, four (4) Sahib Shriners Legion of Honor nobles went to the game for a very different and unusual reason. Sahib Shriners LOH was invited this year for the first time to participate in the presentation of Colors at this game. We could send as many nobles as we wanted carry any appropriate and/or all flags we own, and carry rifles or side arms. As Detail OIC I made the decision to have four Sahib LOH nobles in our Color Guard, one American Flag, one LOH Flag, and two Rifle Bearers. PC Hank Nofsker, LOH Chaplain Chuck Barrett, LOH 1LT Commander Steve Spencer and myself drove up to St. Pete as the Sahib LOH contingent for the Colors presentation. Upon arrival at Parking Lot #4 to which we had been previously given free entry and parking lot passes Egypt Shrine LOH Color Guard was already there, Bahia Shrine LOH Color Guard arrived soon after, and the tailgate party was in full swing. About five trucks were backed up and their tailgates down. Each tailgate had two huge coolers on it. We were told the first truck on the left end had diet sodas in it, then regular sodas, then assorted beers, then

camel milk, and the final cooler at the far right end had Crown Royal Camel Milk in it. The hot dogs, hamburgers, and brats were on the grill and several tables nearby had all the condiments and other assorted foods such as potato salad, etc. After an all you can eat/drink lunch it was time to head for Gate #6. With cased colors and slung rifles on our part and other flags we all marched route step to the gate. Talk about tight security. A young St. Pete female police officer had us open our bolts when she saw the rifles. Never mind the rifles were wood. She went ballistic when she spotted the wooden bullet in the open breech of Chuck Barrett’s rifle. We each were issued plastic printed hanging security badges to be worn at all pre-game times so we could come and go. They will make nice souvenirs as we were allowed to keep them along with the large paper security pass we also were given. Finally, we were past security and on our way to the playing field for a combined practice an hour before the game. If you have previously been to the “Trop” then you already know they have the world’s worst sound system. Not one word could be understood by the announcer the sound is so muffled and garbled. It soon became evident that with three different LOH . . .continued on page 38 Ö

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Sahib Shrine Spring Ceremonial SAHIB REPORTER

March 2013

April 19 & 20, 2013

Schedule and Program of Events Hank Nofkser – 1st Ceremonial Master – Chairman

FRIDAY EVENING April 19, (Coat & tie for men, smart casual for ladies) 6:00 p.m. Candidates class photos 6:45 p.m. Nobility seated 7:00 p.m. Oriental Band performs while candidates are seated Announce Class Honoree 7:15 p.m. First Section of Ceremony (open to the public) 8:30 p.m. Fezzing Ceremony 8:45 p.m. Closing Refreshments to follow SATURDAY MORNING and AFTERNOON, April 20, (Business casual for men - no jeans or shorts, smart casual for ladies) 6:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

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

Moslem Feast Nobles Only Main Hall Saturday, April 20 11:45 a.m. Baked Chicken Baked Beans, Cole Slaw Rolls & Butter Dessert Coffee & Iced Tea $7:00 per person

Ladies’ Luncheon Sahara Rooms Saturday, April 20 11:45 a.m. Chef Salad Rolls /Butter Fresh Fruit Compote w/Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream ced Tea / Coffee $14.00 per person Call Sherri for Reservations at 366-4449, Ext. 300 (No advance tickets sold— pay at the door.)

Class Honoree Lawrence Covins

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


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Contributions to the Sahib Shriners Building Fund Since last Reporter

Sahib Shriners Building Fund

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he Sahib Shrine Building Fund is for the improvement, replacement and expansion of equipment, furnishings and upkeep of the building and grounds. How can you help? We need funds for the above Do you know? We can’t do any of these improvements until we have money! Do we need these improvements? Look at our Shrine building. The answer is YES! Please send your contribution to the Sahib Shrine Building Fund NOW! Those of you who have contributed, we thank you and hope you will continue to do your part for this worthy cause. —From TBA, Building Fund Chairman

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

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

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

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

– – – – –

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

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

– – – – –

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

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

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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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March 2013

Contributions to the 100 Million Dollar Club

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

100 MILLION DOLLAR CLUB for the benefit of

Shriners Hospitals for Children It’s simple... Just indicate your desire to leave $100 (or more) in your will to this wonderful cause, or give $100 (or more) dollars now. I have previously made a will leaving a bequest to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. I have added a provision in my will leaving a bequest to the hospitals. I prefer to make a cash contribution at this time of at least $100, which is tax deductible. Please return application to: Recorder’s Office Sahib Shrine 600 N. Beneva Road Sarasota, FL 34232

Make your check payable to:

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN I am a member of ____________________________ Temple. Signed ___________________________________________ Address __________________________________________ City __________________ State ______ Please have the certificate read: ________________________________________________ (Please print full name)

For More Information Call: (941) 366-4449

Model “T’s” and Classic Cars of Sahib Shriners

THE LEGION OF HONOR 1st MONDAY – 1900 HRS. – CRA Legionettes meet same time in Sahara Room

Meetings Are Held 2nd MONDAY of the Month 7:00 P.M. “AT SAHIB SHRINE”

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

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 each month, except June, July & August.

AT SAHIB SHRINE Mel Collins Commodore

ZIP _________

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

Col. Robert L. (Bob) Rodd, President Phone: 776-0937

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Email: roddbobkat@aol.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 y Email: hjeady@comcast.net SPEAKER BUREAU MEMBERS Hugh Quigley; Edmund Campbell, Jr.; James Trefrey, Jr.; Bob Somerville; Anthony Vignocchi

RECORDER’S REPORT by Don Vos, PP – Recorder

JANUARY 2013 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – December 2012 Gains: Affiliated 1 Restored 4 Associates 0 Creations 0 Reversal 0 5 Losses: Demits 0 Deaths 2 AMD 3 Suspended 3 Resigned 0 8

1,363

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.

1,368

1,360 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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March 2013

SAHIB SHRINERS THURSDAY LUNCHEONS March Master of Ceremony

Every Thursday at Sahib Shrine • 11:00 a.m. Camel’s Milk • 12 Noon Lunch Interesting Speakers WeeklyMaster of CeremonyOscar Cloutier, PP Master of Ceremony ... Carroll Scribner Invocation ................... Chaplain Elder Bill Arbuckle Organ Music ............... Gus Spurr

March 7 ............. Imperial Potentate official visit March14 .............. TBA March 21 ............. Michael Jones & Kevin Pillion of "Comfort Keepers" Carroll Scribner High Priest & Prophet

March 28 ............. Mr. Tyndal, Port Manatee

Contact Program Chairman: Harold Eady <hjeady@comcast.net> 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?

Give the Sahib Shrine Restaurant a try! Reasonable prices, Free Wi-Fi, no crowds, quiet atmosphere for serious business discussions to help you make that sale. Clients are often impressed that you are connected with the Shrine philanthropies, and they may be impressed with our rental banquet facilities.

Sahib Shrine

Every Tuesday

10:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Early Bird Game – 10:45 a.m. Friendly Atmosphere Jackpot – All Paper Bingo Electronic Verifiers Door Prizes - Annual Reward Program Instant Bingo (Pull Tabs) 25¢ 50¢ & $1.00

Free Coffee! Sandwiches & Snacks for Sale Pay Double with Bingo in 5 Numbers or Less Complimentary 9-On for Your Birthday (Registration or Photo ID Required)

Get a Free 6-On When You Bring a New Player Come Play Bingo with the Shriners Every Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. and See For Yourself “The Most Unique Bingo in All of Florida” (Proceeds for the Benefit of Sahib Shrine) We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


Page 38 Õ. . .continued from page 7 Assistant Rabban’s notes Membership, Membership, Membership! The Spring Ceremonial (Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo has set an initiation fee back to $110 just for the Spring Ceremonial) is just a month away and we need your help! Ask your Masonic friends and neighbors to join you in the greatest fraternity in North America and I bet they will “thank you.” So why are car windshields so large and the rear view mirror so small? Because our past is not as important as our future. So, look ahead and move on. Have you bought your Sahib “Raffle Ticket” yet? Stay healthy and remember those who are not! 

Õ. . .continued from page 27 East-West Shrine Football Game Units spread out from one 20-yard line to the other end 20-yard line that hand signals would have to be used by the Combined Details Commander. And….that is what we did. When games are televised time is so strictly scripted that it blows your mind. We were briefed by “Trop” and Imperial Shrine personnel officials as to exactly how much time we had, what time we should begin our on line march to center field, what time we could listen for the National Anthem and display the Colors and exactly at what time we had to march off the field. Not being able to understand one word over their in-house sound system our hand signals worked perfectly. While we were midfield at Parade Rest we stole non-movement glances for the Sahib crowd in their special color tshirts. There they were at the 50 yard line and up on the second level above the playing field. After the Imperial Sir gave his speech, we were next. Got the Colors presented correctly, and looking sharp for a group of LOH nobles of about 30 or so. Hand signals again and we marched on line off the field on the other side, dismissed the troops and 100% the three LOH Units were on their way to the parking lot and homeward bound. The wives who had stayed in the parking lot welcomed us all back, we four said our good- byes, Bahia Shrine left first and we left next. All in all a great day, fun, and we represented Sahib Shriners as the LOH always does . . . . 101%. 

SAHIB REPORTER

March 2013

Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Canister Report January 2013 Noble

Location

Clark, Ken

Kentucky Fried Chicken - Parrish Kentucky Fried Chicken - SR 64 & I75 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

Cramer, Ed

Hungry Howies - Ellenton Kentucky Fried Chicken - Palmetto Hungry Howies - Palmetto

Hocking, Leroy

Kentucky Fried Chicken - Bradenton 301/41 Kentucky Fried Chicken - 63rd & 15th St. E. Hungry Howies - 59th & Cortez Hungry Howies - Desoto Mall

Johnson, Chickie

Hillbillies

Long, Bill

Schrodes Jewelry - Venice

Osbourne, Gene

Hungry Howies - Rt. 70 Creekwood

Unattributed

Carlson Cleaners

Club/Unit

Amount

MSC MSC Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts Model Ts MSC MSC MSC

$35.10 $63.92 $11.79 $27.30 $3.27 $23.28 $13.16 $14.27 $10.60 $3.94 $206.63 $133.41 $38.83 $55.69

MSC MSC MSC MSC

$227.93 $39.51 $53.57 $29.41 $85.65

Hillbillies

MSC

Total

$208.14 $37.50 $37.50 $150.00 $150.00 $81.15 $81.15 $75.88 $75.88

$987.23

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. 

Õ. . .continued from page 14 North Port Shrine Club So here’s our February/March quiz. What former state governor was recently quoted as tweeting: “I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.” The first non-Club member to identify this Quotable Notable at the above email address or phone 429-6882, wins a free Tuesday morning breakfast for two with the North Port Shrine Club. 

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Sahib Raffle Cost $20.00 per “Sahib Raffle Ticket” Starts April 1, 2013 Ends December 31, 2013 Total Payouts 236 y Mother’s Day ............ $150.00 (Sat) y Father’s Day ............. $150.00 (Sat) y Memorial Day ........... $150.00 (Mon) y July 4th ..................... $150.00 (Thurs) y Labor Day ................. $100.00 (Mon) y Halloween ................. $100.00 (Thurs) y Thanksgiving ........... $100.00 (Thurs) y Christmas ................. $500.00 (Wed) y Weekdays Monday - Saturday 228 @ $25 = $5,700 Total Payout for 2013 = $7,100

Proceeds From This Raffle are for the Benefit of Sahib Shrine, therefore Not Tax Deductible.

Rules: 1. 2. 3. 4.

All numbers are played straight as drawn on the night (Pick Three) 3-digit Florida Lottery. All winners will be paid by check, mailed twice monthly. Winning numbers will be determined by the Florida Lottery* and cash amounts listed for that day on the coupon. Your name and number will be registered with the Sahib Shrine. * Based on Evening Drawing Only (Pick Three) Donation

$20.00

Sahib Spring Picnic April 14 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Menu Brats Hamburgers Hot Dogs Corn on the Cob Potato Salad Dessert Entertainment & Family Fun Bring your family and neighbors and friends.

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March 2013

Englewood Shrine Club The Friendly Club Meets First Tuesday of each Month at Englewood Elk’s Lodge Monthly Meeting 2nd Thursday 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Ron Enger, President 918-8713

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 Oscar “Clyde” Cloutier 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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Masonic Digest

Cortez High Twelve Club by Bob Rodd, Past State President, roddbobkat@aol.com Florida State 2012 High Twelvian of the Year

Rodd

...we invite you to come, visit and see what we are all about...

Florida’s 2012 High Twelve State President Ray Trudeau presents Florida’s 2012 Hi-12 most prestigious award to Gene Black, former state secretary and current state by-law chairman as well as current treasurer of Cortez Club #538 in Bradenton. Standing with them is Virginia Black, Gene’s wife. As Donor Relations Chairman for Sahib Shriners, I presented plaques to some of the members of Cortez Masonic High Twelve Club #538 who are donating to the Shriners’ Hospital for Children program for the Tampa Hospital (see photo below.) On Monday, January 28, Helen Smith gave a lovely talk on weaving and showed many items she has made over the years including the outfit she was wearing. She even had a sample of what the material looked like before she started making her outfit; really was very impressive. We have several other programs in the works which will take place at some of our regular upcoming luncheons. On February 5 about 14 of us went over to the Trailer Estates Square Club and shared a great prime rib dinner as the two groups celebrated Valentine’s Day together.

Then on February 11 around 14 of us went up to Mid Florida Lakes in Leesburg for this year’s High Twelve Hi 12 Day which is the largest event of the year for the State Association. A great day was had by all. On March 4 we will be holding our monthly auction of new or slightly used (but in good condition) items that each of us have around the house that we no longer need or use We hold this event the first Monday of each month right after our day’s luncheon get-together. When you come, you might enjoy sharing an item or two of your own for our auctioneer, David Gardner. Then on Wednesday, March 6 we will be holding our annual picnic out on Anna Maria Island which is a favorite of all. Come bask, hopefully in the sun, share photos, play games, join in our sing along, enjoy great eats and just have a great day. If you, as a Master Mason and your lady are not yet part of Cortez Masonic High Twelve, we invite you to come, visit and see what we are all about, and meet the wonderful people that belong to our club. We meet most Mondays (No mtg. 3/11) from November through April at Duff’s Original Buffet which is at the corner of Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) and 60th Avenue in Bradenton. We usually arrive between 10:30 and 11:00 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, great food, good companionship, Masonic information and quite often some special goings on. Cortez #538 will hold a board meeting on Monday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m. prior to our regular luncheon. Lots of other things are in the works. Come and find out what they are and see which ones you would like to participate in them. Look forward to you all coming. 

Rodd

From left to right: Bob Rodd; David & Shirley Hauraney; Jim Jensen; Gene & Virginia Black; Lewis & Marilyn Peter; Lindy & Sandy Nardone and offering his congratulations, Ray Trudeau.

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York Rite – Religion and Freemasonry by B. John Ross, KYCH, BjohnRO@comcast.net Is Masonry Anti-Christian? No. Masonry is not anti any religion. This charge is raised by some anti-Masonic writers. Quoting Matthew 12:30, “He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad.” They claim that, since Masonry does not require its members to be Christian, we are actively non-Christian. First of all, of course, a reading of the entire passage makes it quite clear that Jesus was answering the Pharisees who were criticizing Him; it is not a passage which relates to the present discussion at

all. Most people wouldn’t say that there are only two positions in the world—Christian and anti-Christian. The government of the United States , the city library, even the natural gas company, all serve and employ Christians and non-Christians alike—but no reasonable person would say that they were, therefore, anti-Christian. Masons encourage their members in their individual faiths; we do not oppose any faith. We are proud, as Masons, that members of all faiths have found value in the fraternity (to be continued.) 

Scottish Rite by Lou Ortt, PP, 33°, lhortt@verizon.net “Let there be light.” We all have heard this statement as we knelt at the altar of Freemasonry. Light is an important word in the Masonic fraternity. It is the first symbol presented to a new initiate and continues to be presented throughout his Masonic career. It is through this presentation that all of the other symbols can be seen and understood, for it is this light which abounds around the Lodge in many forms, each presenting a new meaning or understanding. This light is more than just the material light; it is, in fact, a mental illumination. In many religions, light is considered to be the principal source of knowledge and goodness, while darkness was symbolic of ignorance and evil. Light came from God and made man’s way clear for him. So it was used to signify moral truth. It is also consid-

ered a source of positive happiness, without which man could not exist. As we progress through Masonry and knowledge expands, so will our vision of what lies ahead. The more you participate the more you become aware of your fellowmen, your family, your community, your country. Your entire outlook on life will change and become richer. As you learn more about the philosophy and symbolism of the fraternity you will begin to grow from within, and this will most certainly be reflected in all phases of your life. Scottish Rite will provide an opportunity for all Masons to obtain additional light by attending our Spring Reunion on April 20 and 27 in Tampa. It is not too late to get those petitions in. 

17th Annual Sahib Rusty Mason Night another great success!

Editor

The Sahib Rusty Mason Night on January 30 had over 100 Masons in attendance (40 that had never attended one of our Rusty Mason nights before,) here’s the great team that presented the program (see color photo on front cover): Back Row (l-r): Alan Sorbie PM, Dwight Ridgeway PM, District Instructor Norman Cyphers, Frank Albinson PDDGM & Rocky Kearney PM. 2nd Row: Gene Black PM, Eric West PDDGM, WM Al Dahlberg, Joe Goggin PM, Fred Ellis PM, James Koehler PM & Jerry Goacher PDDGM (event producer.) Front Row: Ray Wenninger PM, WM David Hauraney, WM Jeff Pick, WM Les Ruggiero, Ken Latham PM, District Deputy Grand Master Barry Hart 33°, Derl Smith PM & Sahib Potentate Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo. We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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Nyla Temple No. 152 Daughters of the Nile by Marlies Gluck-Upton, Queen, jrgranny@aol.com

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ow, it’s my last message as queen. It has been an exciting experience. Remember, there is some great support from the members of our temple. We have worked together to make our temple a warm and inviting place, and with God’s help, we have inducted some wonderful new members. We can go forward with our heads held high and venture into new ideas.

Please advise our friends in the southland (Venice to Englewood and North Port) that Nile is coming to them next year. My dearest wish is to have a Nile Club in this area. With the help of some of our former members, and the permission of our queen, I hope to have meetings at a central location. Please contact me if you would like to work on this project. Remember to attend the installation of our new officers on March 23, and pray for their success. 

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

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i ladies, well here we are already into March for the “wearing of the green” celebration of St. Patty’s Day. I’m ready for the corned beef and cabbage! How about you? Well our Grand High’s visit and luncheon has past and everything well done by our court as usual, because we’re a great court! Lady Judy Harris fantastic luncheon and fashion show at Tara is already a thing of the past too and it was beautiful. Our Lady High Priestess Kay Weyer will be ending her year along with her wonderful officers and

again I think she and every one of them deserve a big thank you for a job very, very well done! But before Lady Kay completes her year, she will have a Ceremonial to welcome new ladies into our court on March 1 at 9:30, please come out and enjoy this lovely ceremony. Our Sahib Pancake Breakfast will be on March 3 with our Clown Unit having a table in the entrance of Sahib selling various items. They are a fun group directed by their fearless leader Marie Nardello, but her entire Clown group is terrific! Check the table to

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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

Bradenton


March 2013

SAHIB REPORTER see what they have that might just interest you. Then on March 23, we have our upcoming High Priestess Lady Pat Dennis being installed. This will be held at the Venice lodge, not at our Sahib Shriners. Well ladies I think that pretty much covers the comings and goings of our wonderful Sar-I-Court. And I kid you not; it is a wonderful court and a great group of ladies. If you need information on joining us,

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call me I know you will enjoy and we would love to have you. This will be my last letter written for you ladies and I thank our High Priestess Kay Weyer for asking me to do this for her. It was indeed my pleasure! Now the curtain is coming down for this year at the little theatre off Beneva Road. It’s been fun! That’s all folks. 

Donor Relations by Robert L. (Bob) Rodd, Chairman, roddbobkat@aol.com 2012 New Participants in Sahib’s Plaque Program

On behalf of the children of Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Tampa, I wish to thank all the following nobles and ladies for becoming involved in the Sahib Temple Plaque Program in 2012: Gil Baker, William & Gail Balkwill, Chuck Barrett, Lloyd Behmer P.P., Gene Black, Everett Blount, Douglas Bohannon, Ken & Nina Clark, William Deighton, Todd Fisher, Jim and Donna Fleming, David & Shirley Hauraney, Alan & Ginny Hochroth, Jim Jensen, John Julian, Rocky & Wendy Kearney, Walter Lander P.P., Charles Levan P.P., Ron & Georgana LeVene, Giles Light, The Boys of Massachusetts - John Grant, Bill Kyle & Bob Smith, Lindy & Sandy Nardone, Lewis & Marilyn Peter, Dorwin Pulford, Robert & Katherine Rodd. Additional donors are D. of N. Donna Duffy, D. of N. Rausine Edwards, Gulf Coast Football Officials Association and Iberia Bank. 2013 is here and we need you to keep the momentum going. Please start your involvement in Sahib’s

plaque program today by sending a check made out to: “Shriners Hospitals for Children - Tampa” for $100 or more. The program is set for a 5-year time span with spaces on the plaque for engraved yearly tabs to be added each year you participate. You can adjust the amount you give each year, with a minimum tax-deductible donation of $100 (up to maximum permitted by law). Hopefully you will want to do this for the full five consecutive years, or longer, but if necessary, you can skip a year. If you know of a child that we can possibly help please let the office at Sahib or me know and we will see what we can do to get the ball rolling. 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. I hope you also are aware that “regardless of the patients or families ability to pay” they will be treated if it is something we cover. 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 - Tampa” and give it to me, drop it off at the Sahib office or send it to Sahib Shriners, c/o Noble Robert L. (Bob) Rodd, Donor Relations Chairman, 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. If you have questions, please contact me at (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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SAHIB REPORTER

GULF SHRINE CLUB

March 2013

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.


See Award-Winning Chris Olson in...

REAL MUSICIANS! REAL VOCALISTS! REAL FUN! “E on the Strip” is the exciting recreation of Elvis Presley’s famous Las Vegas concerts of 1970 Enjoy your favorite Elvis hits, and the other smash hit songs of the era, all performed LIVE!

Friday, March 29, 2013 •8:00pm •Sahib Auditorium (600 North Beneva, Sarasota, Florida)

Tickets: $25 Available at the Sahib Box Office, or by Calling 612-860-6078 or 727-459-1401, or OnLine at www.EontheStrip.com


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SAHIB REPORTER

March 2013

Sahib Shriners Ladies Night Dinner Dance

Birthday & Anniversary Winners

February Birthday Winner

February Anniversary Winners

Giles Light

Lady Jeanne and Noble Gary Wonning photos by Cub Dickerson

The Zurlo Family at the 2013 Sahib Potentate’s Ball

The Zurlo family (l-r): Lady Stacey Lee; Billy Zurlo (Stacey and Bill’s son); 2013 Sahib Potentate Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo; Erik May (grandson, son of Tammy and Bill May); Brandon May (grandson, son of Tammy and Bill May); Kassie May (granddaughter, daughter of Tammy and Bill May); Taylor Smithers (friend of Brandon May); Tammy May (Stacey and Bill’s daughter, wife of Bill May) and Bill May (son-in-law) Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


March 2013

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2013 Potentate’s Ball

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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March 2013

SAHIB REPORTER

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

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SAHIB SHRINE LADIES CALENDAR MARCH 1 10:00am 11:15am 3 8:00am 4 11:30am 11:30am 7:00pm 5 11:00am 6 7:00pm 12 1:00pm 6:00pm 13 14 11:00am 15 10:00am 18 12:01pm 7:30pm 19 10:30am 20 11:00am 22 11:00am 26

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

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

APRIL

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!

1 11:30am 11:30am 7:00pm 2 11:00am 3 7:00pm 5 10:00am 7 8:00am 12 1:00pm 6:00pm 10 11 11:00am 12 11:15am 15 12:01pm 7:30pm 16 10:30am 17 11:00am 19 10:00am 23 26 11:00am

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


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SAHIB SHRINE Officers and Appointees 2013 DIVAN 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 ......................................... Ken Pedersen, Jules Simon 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 Chairmen ................................. Tim Kinchla Plaque Program Chairman ................................... Robert L. Rodd 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 ......................................... TBD 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 Chairman ........................................ Tom Willeman Jewelry Sales Asst. Chairmen . Jim Yeo, Ron Shrum, Jim Duke Picnic Committee (Spring) .................................................... Units Picnic Committee (Fall) ............................................ Club Council Spaghetti Dinner .. Motor Corps, 1st & 2nd Ceremonial Masters

GENERAL APPOINTMENTS Audio-Visual Unit Chair ................................. 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 ............. Dale LaBell, PP Finance Committee (Elected) .................................. Bill McKown Oscar Cloutier PP, Anthony Vignocchi Golf Chairman ................................................. Tom Cunningham, Golf Committee ......................................................... John Sholtis 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 ................................ Harold Eady 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 Chairman .............................................. Fred Phillips Unit Council Vice-Chairman .............................. Steve Spencer Unit Council Secretary ........................................... Ron LeVene AIDES Chief Aide ............................................................... Cub Dickerson Assistant Chief Aide .................................................... Bill Athas Assistant Chief Aide ............................................... Bud Glidden Assistant Chief Aide ................................................ Tom Hardin Assistant Chief Aide ................................................... Dave Joly Assistant Chief Aide ............................................ Ken Pedersen Assistant Chief Aide ................................................... Don Sims Assistant Chief Aide ................................................... Jim Smith Chief Aide Emeritus ............................................... Joe Pegoraro Aides ........................... Bob Bordner, Lacey Cross, Jim Duke, Fred Elllis, Ron LeVene, Art Littman, Art Monson, David Moote, Bob Pedersen, Ray Perez, Hugh Quigley, Ron Shrum, 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) 954-3013 wzurlo@verizon.net

Gary “Rocky” Kearney (Wendy) 1315 Tinamou Rd. Venice, FL 34293-2935 (941) 716-4226 divehog3@gmail.com

Conrad “Connie” Jacobi (Deanie) 6333 Stone River Rd. Bradenton, FL 34203-7895 (941) 727-0150 chjacobi38@aol.com

Carroll“Scrib”Scribner (Sandy) 155 Grand Oak Circle Venice, FL 34292-2434 (941) 488-4363 scrib3540@comcast.net

Bill Balkwill (Gail) 2151 Riviera Dr. Sarasota, FL 34232-3517 (941) 923-1168 balkwill@verizon.net Don Vos (Carol) 4488 Highlands Park Sarasota, FL 34235-2343 (941) 371-5757 sahib3@juno.com

Kenneth M. Shipley (Beatty) 2909 Concord Street Sarasota, FL 34231-6114 (941) 921-3684 k.m.shipley@hotmail.com

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

AMBASSADORS Chief Ambassador ........................................................ Sam Upton Asst. Chief Ambassador .... Robert “Bob” Pedersen (Lodge 99) Ambassadors-at-Large ................................ John Stafford, 33°, Barry Hart 33° (Lodge 301,) William Merritt (Lodge 147,) Dave Mills (Lodge 147,) Ray Perez (Lodge 99,) Stan Preston, Dorwin Pulford (Lodge 31,) Omer Quesnel (Lodge 346) UNIT HEADS Unit Council ........................................... Fred Phillips (951-9933) Aides .................................................... Cub Dickerson (755-4630) Band ........................................... C. Jarrett Miller, PP (756-1471) Banjo Band .......................... George Van Valkenburg (215-7086) Clowns ......................................... Oscar Cloutier, PP (739-8470) Directors Staff .......................................... David Bruce (924-5157) Greeters .................................................. Dick Menzak (378-8348) Kentucky Colonels ....... Col. Robert L. (Bob) Rodd (776-0937) 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 ........................................ Jesus Cabalo (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 BANKS Iberia Bank, Jules Simon, VP ................. 19 CPAs Terry L. Armentrout, CPA, PA ............... 22 Cavanaugh & Co. LLP ........................... 20 Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A. ......... 11 Albert A. Haab, CPA Income Taxes. ....... 13 CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL Electricity of Sarasota, Inc. ................... 30 CONTRACTORS - GENERAL D.R. Coffman Construction Co.. ........... 22

FURNITURE - SALES Sleep King Inc., Bedroom Furniture ...... 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

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

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

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

SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION Birthday/Anniversary Dinner/Dance . 6, 48 The Diamonds (Apr. 12) ......................... 41 “E” on the Strip (Mar. 29) ....................... 47 Hillbilly Hoedown (Mar. 2) ...................... 21 Hospital Committee Report ...................... 6 Imperial Ladies Luncheon (Mar. 7) ........ 21 Ladies Luncheon (Apr. 11) ..................... 26 Lodge Meeting Dates/Locations ............ 44 Masonic Digest ........................................ 42 Million Dollar Club .................................. 32 Officers (Elected & Appointed) ............... 52 Petition for Membership ........................... 29 Potentate Cruises for 2013 ..................... 50 Raffle ......................................................... 39 Recorder’s Report .................................. 33 Reporter Advertising Rates .................... 13 St. Pat’s Day Dinner (Mar. 17) ............... 25 Sahib Bingo (Every Tuesday) .............. 35 Sahib Building Fund ............................... 30 Sahib Golf Outing (Mar. 18) ...................... 37 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

GOLF Peridia Golf & Country Club ................... 31

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

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

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

CONTRACTORS - IRRIGATION Don Vos Sprinkler Company .................. 20

PLUMBERS & A/C Aqua Services, Inc., Plumbing ............. 18

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

REAL ESTATE Robbins Assoc. (G. David Walters) ......... 11 Michael Saunders (Omer Quesnel) ....... 31

CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ....... 34 DENTISTS Michael K. McRoyan, DDS .................... 18

RESTAURANTS Sahib Shriners Restaurant .................... 3 Terrace on the Green Restaurant .......... 31

FINANCIAL SERVICES Edward Jones, Greg Mills ....................... 35 Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart ... 19

SENIOR LIVING & CARE Comfort Keepers ...................................... 33 Bahia Oaks Lodge ................................... 27

FUNERAL HOMES Toale Brothers Funeral Homes .............. 31

WATER TREATMENT Aqua-Soft (Roger King) .......................... 34

40 46 40 46 46 31

Shriners Hospital Contributions .............. Speaker Bureau ...................................... Spring Ceremonial (Apr. 19-20) ............. Spring Picnic (Apr. 14) ............................ Stated Meetings ........................................ Tampa Bay Downs (Mar. 13) ................. Thursday Luncheons .............................. Trust Fund ................................................. Venice SC Casino Trip (Mar. 20) ................

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 MARCH

LOST ADVERTISERS IN MARCH

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

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

SAHIB SHRINE

New New New New New New New

ABILITIES LOYALTY FINANCES DEVOTION SINCERITY MANPOWER ENTHUSIASM

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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


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Reporter Deadline Always the First Day of the Month 3

March

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

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9:00am ARMCO Luncheon M/H 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:00pm LOH - CRA 7:30pm Clowns - MH

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

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Assistant Rabban Seminar 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:00pm Model T / Classic Cars - CRA 7:30pm Clowns - MH

Daylight Savingsset ahead 1 hour

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6:00pm St. Pats Day Dinner

11:00am Sahib Golf Outing 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

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

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Rabban 13 Assistant Seminar Tampa Bay Downs 11:00am-2:00pm Grand Lodge of Vermont 7:00pm Mariners 7:30pm Oriental Band MH

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9:00-3:00pm LOS Stated Meeting

9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting 12:00-10:00pm Hillbilly Hoedown

REPORTER DEADLINE

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Oriental Guide Seminar 10:00am-2:00pm Ohio Lakes County Days

Oriental Guide Seminar 12:00pm Luncheon 12:00pm Imperial Potentate Official Vvisit 2:00pm Pipes & Drums 5:00pm Tea Dance

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

Oriental Guide Seminar 10:00am Arcadia Parade

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8:00am-4:00pm Masonic Village-PA

Sarasota County Fair

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

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7:30pm Stated Meeting MH

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Venice Shrine Club Trip 5:00-10:00pm CSI Trade Show 7:00pm Motor Corps 7:30pm Directors Staff 7:30pm Oriental Band MH

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12:00pm Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums 5:00-7:00pm Tea Dance

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10:00am G.M. Lunch - MH

Azan Potentate Ball 8:00am-5:00pm LOS Installation

Sarasota County Fair

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Palm Sunday 6:00am-6:00pm Avila Bird show

4:00pm Divan/Finance Meeting 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:00pm Past Masters - CRA 7:30pm Clowns - MH

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

7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

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

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10:00am Palmetto DeSoto Children’s Parade 7:00-10:00pm “E on the Strip”

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

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

April

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

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1:00-4:00pm Sahib Spring Picnic

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7:30pm Oriental Band - MH

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

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7:00am-5:00pm Ajax Paving Indistries

9:00am-2:00pm Vietnamese Catholic - MH 9:00am Club/Unit Head Meeting

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Sarasota County Fair

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

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

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10 11:00am BINGO - MH 2:00pm Band - CRA 6:00pm Birthday Anniversary Dinner Dance

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

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

5:30pm Candidate Cocktail Party

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10:00am Provost Guards Lib 12:00pm Ladies Day Luncheon - Band Concert Program 2:00pm Pipes & Drums

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9:00am-3:00pm LOS Stated Meeting 6:00-10:00pm 50’s With the Diamonds

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10:30am Greeters 12:00pm Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums 5:00-7:00pm Tea Dance

Hadji Potentate Ball 5:00pm ROTC Ball - MH

20 6:30am -6:00pm Scottish Rite Reunion 1 Tampa Marzuq Potentates Ball 5:00pm-12:00am Widow Sons Shrine Spring Ceremonial

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9:00am-6:00pm Pageant M/H

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4:00pm Divan/Finance Meeting 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:00pm Past Masters - CRA 7:30pm Clowns - MH

29 7:00pm Bar Bingo - Lounge 7:30pm Clowns - MH

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

7:30pm Oriental Band- MH

25 12:00pm Luncheon 2:00pm Pipes & Drums

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

Potentate’s Trip - Eastern Caribbean

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

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27 6:30am -6:00pm Scottish Rite Reunion 2 Tampa 12:00pm Greeters Picnic - Oakwood Manor 6:00pm Morocco Potentates Ball 6:00-10:00pm Funtatic Flyers

Sahib Shriners Spring Ceremonial April 19-20


For the last couple of years, Shriners International has been busy developing new tools to help increase awareness of the fraternity. One of those ongoing efforts is the website beashrinernow.com, which was created specifically as a way for interested potential members to learn about the fraternity, easily and quickly. “beashrinernow.com has been an extremely helpful resource in recruiting new members,” said Randy Rudge, membership development director of Shriners International. “In today’s world everything is about convenience, and the website allows prospective members to sign-up and learn about the great benefits of being a Shriner in a matter of minutes.” To help bring traffic to the website, Shriners International Headquarters has put together a marketing campaign. You can find online banner ads for beashrinernow.com, as well as print ads and inserts that were created for temples to hand out to prospective members. The website is a terrific educational resource because it helps explain the relationship between the Masonic Order and Shriners International, and also features a video about the fraternity’s history. Site visitors can learn about the fraternity’s connection with Shriners Hospitals for Children® and take a virtual tour of one of the hospitals.

beashrinernow.com also helps answer any questions about the necessary steps to becoming a Master Mason and Shriner. If, after reviewing the process, an individual would like to pursue membership, all he has to do is select “The Next Step” tab , fill out a short questionnaire, and he will be paired with a virtual mentor. One of the great features of beashrinernow.com is the interaction membership candidates have with their virtual mentors. Virtual mentors are Shriners who are active in their temple and Masonic Lodges and have volunteered to guide interested applicants through the membership process. Candidates are paired with virtual mentors who best suit their professional and personal interests. The mentor becomes a trusted friend and advisor through exchanges of knowledge about

Freemasonry and becoming a Shriner. The process is intended to re-create the Masonic teaching of developing close, trusting relationships with prospective Masons through personal communication. Statistics prove beashrinernow. com is helping the fraternity more effectively reach a younger demographic, given that the most recurring age for these new members has been 32. This number is especially interesting to Shriners, since one of the fraternity’s co-founders, Dr. Walter Fleming, was the same age when he developed the concept of the fraternity. By continuing to spread awareness with initiatives like beashrinernow.com, we look forward to adding more exceptional men to the “world’s greatest fraternity.”

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March 2013