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The

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

Reporter

2012 Honorable Mention Dromedary Award Winner

Volume 32, Number 6

Shriners

Sarasota, Florida

June

Having

1 2 6 11

Club/Unit Head Meeting, 9:00 a.m. King Pin Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 a.m., 39 Stated Meeting, 12:45 p.m., 6 Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m., 6

Fun & Helping Kids

July

1-13 1-4

Sahib Closed (Bingo 11:00 a.m. July 2 & 9) Imperial Session – Indianapolis, IN

June 2013

Shrine Club Directory, 8 Shrine Club News, 8 Shrine Unit News, 18 Thursday Luncheons, 30 Masonic Digest, 32 Ladies Calendar, 42 Officers, Appointees and Unit Leaders, 44 Index of Advertisers & Shriners Info, 45 Sahib Shriners Calendar, 46


Sahib Shrine Restaurant & Lounge June 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 June 6 BBQ Pork June 13 Baked Chicken June 20 Salisbury steak June 27 Ham Includes: Fried green tomatoes, fried fish, potatoes, beans, coleslaw, gravy, biscuits, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea

Friday Evening 5 PM till 7:30 PM All Dinner entrees are served with your choice of potato or rice, chef choice of vegetable, and soup or salad

Twin Tenderloins of Beef

$15.95

pan fried w/Monterey jack cheese, mushroom, tomato

Prime Rib of Beef, au jus,

$14.95

horseradish sauce

Chicken Cordon Bleu

$11.95

ham, Swiss cheese, cheese sauce

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

Hot Pastrami on Rye

$ 8.95

w/Provolone cheese and fries

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

$ 6.95


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SAHIB REPORTER

The Reporter The Official Monthly Publication of

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

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

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

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

June 2013

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

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wo events in June seem worthy of recognition. One of these is Flag Day on June 14. Everyone remembers Francis Scott Key (or at least they should). We sing his song at every festival occasion. “Oh, say, can you see, in the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? Tis the star-spangled banner: oh, long may it wave O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!” So, we should hang up our flag and pay tribute to “God bless America.” The other worthwhile event in June is Father’s Day on June 16. Recently a book was published called “Be a Better Dad Today” written by Gregory W. Slayton. In

reference to this book, John McCain, U.S. Senator, said, “There are certain lessons in life that can best be taught by fathers…. this book will help every single man to be the best father, the best husband and the best man he can be.” Who is Gregory Slayton? He is an author, a businessman, diplomat, philanthropist and professor. He grew up without a father. He travelled the world studying fathers and fatherhood in five continents. Sometimes he teaches at Harvard, Dartmouth and Stanford, as well as being a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership at a business school in Beijing, China. So, he must know what he is talking about; therefore, be the best Dad you ever can be! That’s the lesson for Father’s Day. So, have a safe, healthy and happy summer! 

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

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e were all pleasantly surprised by the large fall class at our Spring Ceremonial. You might be interested in knowing the average age of this class is less that 53. This is certainly encouraging. Every time I include the photos of the new creations from the last Ceremonial, I usually mention that the class photos are published (see page 24 & 25,) and request that you pull the page out and carry it with you for a month or two. This would be to help you to recognize our new nobles, and encourage you to greet them, and let them know how glad you are they now belong to Sahib. We know that new members who are ignored frequently are seen on our Non-Payment of Dues List in a year or two! I looked back in the membership records for a few years, and each year we lose new members who have only

been members a year or two, and are under 40 years old. If we can’t get them active in a unit or a club, or some position at Sahib right away, the likelihood that they will lose interest is high. We are constantly besieged to “get a new member!” I contend that it is even more important to keep the members we already have! An unhappy member will most likely not give a good report to their Masonic Brothers about becoming a Shriner. I’m not sure why some things seem to always escape corporate conscientiousness, but for some reason Shriners International Awareness Day is never observed here at Sahib. It seems to me, this observance should be a part of the media exposure in our area, but we hardly even notice it here at Sahib, learn more about the observance on page 38. 

Photo on Page 1: Mrs. USA Dr. Kellie Lightbourne during her visit at Sahib to support Shriners Hospitals for Children (more under photo on page 12.) 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!


June 2013

SAHIB REPORTER

Potentate’s Notes Hello nobles, What a great time was had by all at our Spring Ceremonial. Wednesday, April 17, the Building of The Arch, presented the first opportunity for the Club and Unit heads to meet all the new candidates and their ladies. Friday, April 19, was the actual Ceremonial and the first time in a while when the Main Hall has seen so many nobles, ladies and candidates. Of course, it helps when you have 30 Candidates. I was personally privileged to be able to “Fez” my own grandson, Erik May. His mother, father and sister were present, as a surprise for Erik. I was also privileged to raise my grandson in his processions towards becoming a Master Mason. I thank you Worshipful Master No. 147 Lodge. I am hoping for a winter (Fall) Ceremonial of at least 30 candidates. All of the nobles, Divan and lodge officers worked very hard for the Spring Ceremonial. The Annual Children’s Pageant went over well on Sunday, April 21. We only had 20 contestants with many already cancelling for one reason or another. Assistant Rabban Connie Jacobi and his Lady Deanie, 2nd Ceremonial Master Del Rawlinson and my Lady Stacey Lee and I were the only Divan members present. Del directed the kitchen, Connie and I watched the pageant. We found out that two of our Shriners Hospital patients were participants and or helpers. Many of the participants were teenagers and mothers of younger participants. Pretty neat seeing mother and daughter performing, with grandmother in the audience cheering them on. Connie and I were able to accept the benefits from Jeanne Wonning and be in the midst of so many talented young people. We found our Thursday lunches in April to be full of talented and important folks, such as Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs, the producers of our 2013 Sahib Shrine Circus and Circus people in their own right. Also on April 25, Imperial Sir Jack Jones and Hal Richardson deeply involved in the East/West Shrine Game. Personally, my wife Stacey Lee and I headed off on our “Spring Break” by cruising on the “Allure of the Seas” with fifteen other nobles and their ladies departed on Sunday, April 28 and returned May 5. May was a slow month for us except for the Grand Lodge of Florida Convention, held May 26 through 28 and returned to the temple on Wednesday, May 29. We are apparently also looking at surgery for me on my leg arteries, which found my right leg completely occluded from knee to ankle. I have one comment to make about my lack of good health – “Old Age Ain’t For Wimps,” and that’s all I have to say about that subject! Well here we are in June, looking forward to the Shriners great International Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana over the Fourth of July week. Many of the Divan and Past Potentate’s are taking this opportunity to further their personal vacations. Assistant Rabban Connie Jacobi will not be back to Sahib until around August 1 and I will not be back to Sarasota until Friday, July 26. Many changes have come to Sahib over the last six months and we all hope they are for the best. So far, so good. Let’s continue the good work and put Sahib in some rarified air. God Bless All!

William “Bill” H. Zurlo, Potentate We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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June 2013

SAHIB SHRINERS

“FREEDOM”

PRESENTED BY THE

MARINERS

LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE W ith Birthday and Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, June 11 • Social Hour – 6:00 p.m.

Dinner – 7:00 p.m.

• Dancing – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with “ Kim Jenkins” • Choice of Entree: Sliced Roast Beef w/mushroom gravy Poached Salmon w/hollandaise sauce

Tickets: $17.00 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 April Memorials .................................... $ 450.00 Donations .................................... 16,223.00 100 Million Dollar Club ............... 200.00 Hospital Benefit Days * .............. 2,619.35 $ 19,492.35

$

$

Total Year To Date 1,390.00 33,251.00 200.00 43,157.11 77,998.11

* TBA Retained for the Sahib Hospital Transportation Fund.

JUNE 2013 ST ATED MEETING STA THURSDAY NOON June 6, 2013

• • • • • •

SAHIB SHRINE HOSPITAL TRANSPORTATION APRIL REPORT

Official Call

AUGUST 2013 ST ATED MEETING STA

Ken Clark, Hospital Chairman

20 - Patient visits to Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa 1 - Patient visit to other Shriners Hospitals for Children Participating Drivers: Bill Balkwill Ron Conner Otis Manchester Dorwin Pulford Bob Sanders Bob Roy Ernie Sturges Mike Smith

Ed Cramer Jim Pinson Joe Smedley

Jim Macdonald Bob Martin Dick Schmidt

All nobles who are interested in taking part in the hospital transportation program are urged to contact Hospital Chairman Ken Clark, at (941) 313-9313.

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT August 7, 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

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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

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e have just had our best Ceremonial for bringing new nobles into our Shrine. This is the first year in a long time that we brought in these numbers. We had in excess of 30 new candidates initiated with our Spring Ceremonial. Let us keep up the momentum and bring another 30 candidates into the Fall Ceremonial. This would move us into a better situation for our numbers, and give us traction in getting the number of nobles that we need to keep our doors open. The Divan thanks all that helped in getting these new nobles. Keep up the good work. Let’s show Imperial that we can keep adding to our numbers. We are now coming into the slow time of the year. Let us not forget our Shrine, and let us not forget our

Birthday and Anniversary Dinner Dances. Do not forget the Pancake Breakfasts; the King Pins can use your help, for the first Sunday of the month. Also let’s not forget the Hillbillies and their Thursday night Buffets. They can also use your help. Our participation in the Shrine is very beneficial to both you and the club or unit. Let us all become involved! The Florida Shrine Associations meetings are over and we hope that you took advantage of your clubs or units participation with the FSA. It is important that we stay involved. There are now ten Shrines involved with FSA. To help them and to help our Shrine is good for all.

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

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ell, we’re heading into summer and I would have thought things would slow up. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. May started very busy with the FSA in Tampa. Fellow nobles Fred Phillips, Ken Shipley, Bill Balkwill and I tackled the links on an overcast, with drizzles type of day. That sure didn’t spoil the fun of the day. The day started out that way and I surely felt that I had made a mistake getting out of bed to drive to Tampa. I was definitely wrong, as we had a great time! Fairway Fred, as I called him that day, was a last minute replacement, and turned out to be our savior for the day. As the three of us were looking for our balls in the rough or water there was Fred patiently waiting in the middle of the fairway. It’s funny that you can out drive a guy by 50 feet, but if his ball is straight down

the fairway and yours is two fairways over, we picked his ball as the one to hit. Anyway, that was the beginning of a great FSA with all the competitions and great fellowship. Mark down next year’s FSA which will be in Cocoa Beach with more fun and a planned trip to Kennedy Space Center. I hope that we can have a few more golf teams, but don’t try to steal my golfers, because I am looking forward to another great outing with Ken, Bill and Fairway Fred. One of the motorcycle competitors let his 3-year-old sons ride the competition obstacle course after competition. He first rode it normally, then as you see in the photo on page 22, did a little showing off and rode it sidesaddle. Have a great June! Don’t forget your Blue Lodges and Sahib this summer.

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

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reetings nobles, April showers are history and the May flowers came and are now in bloom in June so let’s all be thankful for the great spring weather we had and brace ourselves for the hot weather ahead. The Spring Ceremonial is history and what a great Ceremonial it was. We now have 30 new Shriners and we now have to start getting novices (candidates) for the Fall Ceremonial. Don’t wait “start early.” High Priest & Prophet Carroll Scribner and your membership committee are working hard for Sahib. Thanks to Jeanne Wonning, the Shrine Pageant was a success. I also have to give some additional credits—to 2nd Ceremonial Master Del Rawlinson for the great job in getting the food prepared, for Director David Bruce, and Assistant Chief Aide David Joly for assisting, to Past Potentate Ladies Donna LaBell and Peggy Cloutier, and Midge Jordan for serving, to Past Potentate Oscar Cloutier for the music and to our ladies serving as judges, Sahib’s

First Lady Stacey Lee Zurlo, Director’s Lady Beverly Bruce, Patti Gee, Jo-Ann Smith, Mickey Joly and my Lady Deanie. Good job to all who participated in this fundraising event for Sahib Shriners. A chest of cash was given by Jeanne to Illustrious Sir Bill Zurlo for money raised on the Pageant and an envelope of cash was given by 2nd Ceremonial Master Del Rawlinson, to Potentate Illustrious Sir Bill Zurlo for the money made on the food. Jeanne and Gary, you are to be commended for your tireless efforts in helping to raise funds for our Shrine. Congratulations!!!! I was invited to a breakfast with Venice Shrine Club on April 23, where they honored the managers of the stores where they collected for Hospital Days. President Jim Fahey presented each manager who was there with a plaque thanking them for letting us collect in front of their stores. Jim will or has hand carried the plaques to those managers who were unable to make it to the tribute breakfast. Great job, . . .continued on page 16

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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June 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.

President: Jim Fahey – 223-6533 712 Grassy Oaks Drive Venice, FL 34293 Email: jafahey58@gmail.com Meets at Crossroads American Grill US Hwy 41 Bypass Intersection of Albee Farm Road & US-41 N 3rd Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.

SHRINE CLUB NEWS 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 snowbird cuzzins have flown the koop and the summer season has slowed our volume, so we need you to come on out and have some great vittles for a real good price and a wonderful cause. The Hillbillies will take a well-deserved break July and August but we will resume on September 5. While the Hillbillies are takin’ a rest the Motor Corps will be cookin up their vittles for the Bikerbilly

nights, Yee Haw! Come out and help support the Motor Corps!

June June June June

6 13 20 27

Hillbilly June Menu BBQ Pork Baked Chicken Salisbury steak Ham

Be safe and stay well.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


June 2013

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

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t’s already June. With no Reporter being published in July, this month’s column from the Motor Corps will include items of interest for the next two months. However, rest assured; I’ll try to keep it short. Since last month’s Reporter, Motor Corps members have attended the Florida Association of Shrine Motor Corps (FASMC), returned from our annual trip to Murphy, North Carolina, and delivered our booze wagon to the winner of the drawing. If you haven’t already heard, the winning ticket was held by Stephanie Dubsky of Sarasota. Stephanie has indicated she will take the contents but return the wagon to us for use in next year’s drawing. Thanks to all who purchased tickets on this year’s booze wagon. If you didn’t win this year, you’ll be able to try again next year. Bikerbilly Thursday night dinners will be available starting July 18. The Motor Corps will be taking over for the Hillbilly Shrine Club during the Thursday night dinners. Instead of the Hillbilly Buffet, the

Motor Corps will be serving up their famous burgers, onion rings, and maybe even some battered mushrooms, plus a number of other items on our menu. We have eight Motor Corps members and their ladies with birthdays in June and July. We also have five members and their ladies with anniversaries during those same months. June birthdays include: Deb Hamilton on the 5th, Suzy Lucas (Cream Cheese) and Jeff Young (Snowman) on the 19th, Ken Shipley (Doc) on the 20th. July birthdays include John Hubbard (Hotrod) on the 7th, Kathryn Galanti on the 14th, Wally Lacey on the 28th, and Paul Woodman (Wood Dog) on the 30th. June anniversaries include: Temp Hamilton (Snoozy) and Deb on the 14th and Wally Lacey (Red Dog) and Lady Connie (Cooter) on the 30th. July anniversaries include: George Mitchell (Top Dog) and Peggy Sue on the 3rd, Paul Woodman (Wood Dog) and Sue (Puppy) on the 4th, and Tony Galanti (Deuce) and Kathryn on the 31st.

North Port Shrine Club by John Brophy, Scribe, jonhb1996@gmail.com

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e trust everyone had pleasant Easter/Passover holidays and that health and happiness are part of your blessings. As is usual the North Port Shrine Club meets every Tuesday 7:30 a.m. at the Olde World Restaurant NP for conviviality and whatever else might strike our fancy. In the past, some strange things have struck our fancy but you have to be there to experience it. Believe me it’s worth the trip. Past President Sam Cohen reported that this year, as a first, 275 children from North Port were included and bussed to the Shrine Circus. Jack Watson reports 31 Circus pins sold. One - $100, 30 - $20’s. During the April 23 breakfast, several more pins were sold; nice job, Jack. Guests at previous breakfasts were Bob and Tom Arnold, sons of member Bob Arnold, Fred Clayton, guest of 1st VP Lowell McCarty and Bob Cameron. High Priest & Prophet Carroll Scribner (Scrib) and Chief Rabban Rocky Kearney who; more often than not, is usually present at our breakfasts and keeps us well informed of Sahib functions. Also, at our April 23

breakfast were Past Potentates Charles Levan and Dale LaBell and our Illustrious Potentate Bill Zurlo. Welcome all. Chief Rabban Rocky Kearney reported that the bus trip to the Tampa Hospital and Shrine Headquarters was very well attended. Members and guests enjoyed our April mixer organized by Noble Bob (Mixer man) Somerville at Donatos Restaurant. Guests of the club were; the Bailey family; parents Charles and Marie, children Sarah, Sophie and Seanna. Sophie had been a patient at the Tampa Hospital. Also, always a winner, the picnic at Dallas White Park NP. Over one half hundred members and guests enjoyed picnic vittles of fried turkey succulently prepared by Chef Jim Macdonald et al which were gobbled (pun intended) up by all present. Many thanks to the ladies who labored in their kitchens to bring us their delicious dishes. Because these reports are delivered to the editor prior to the month before they are printed ie: June article in before May 1 and since your reporter cannot . . .continued on page 16

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

Annual Advertising Rates for the Sahib Shrine Reporter Interior Full Page ..... $ 1,125 Third Page ................ 450 Business Card ......... 225 Phone: (941) 366-4449

Half Page .................... $ 675 Quarter Page ............. 375 ½ Business Card ....... 135 Email: editor@sahibshrine.org

Meetings 1st Thursday of each Month at Sahib Shrine

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


Marching with the School Band: A “Wow” Moment for Joseph Since the first Shriners Hospital opened in 1922 in Shreveport, La., caring for children with orthopaedic conditions has been a primary mission of our health care system. The orthopaedic diseases and disorders we treat are wide-ranging and diverse. Whether we are treating bone deformities such as clubfoot, neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy, or genetic anomalies such as achondroplasia, our goal is to help each child become as independent, confident and healthy as possible. Here is one patient’s story:

Hartless says Shriners Hospitals for Children— Lexington has changed her child’s life. “In four years, we progressed from Joseph never having walked to ‘Hey, Mom, where are my drumsticks?’ For that, I simply say thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

When Joseph Van Hofwegen was born in February 2001, he was immediately diagnosed with caudal regression syndrome, which impairs the development of the lower half of the body. In this disorder, the bones of the lower spine are frequently misshapen or missing, and the corresponding section of the spinal cord can be irregular or missing. In Joseph’s case, his legs were bent with the knees pointing out to the side and his feet tucked underneath the hips. Joseph could crawl as a baby, but only by dragging his lower extremities. Kristen Hartless, Joseph’s mother, accepted the probability he would never walk. The family learned of Shriners Hospitals for Children ®— Lexington and made an appointment to discuss possible surgical solutions. Janet Walker, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who researches club feet, limb deficiencies, limb misalignment and children with amputations, examined Joseph. Dr. Walker advised that Joseph, then age 6, have amputation surgery, followed by prosthetics. After a successful surgery, Joseph was very nervous about preparing for his new prosthetic legs. “He was worried he would walk like a cartoon robot,” said Hartless. “Oh, and also, he wanted toes!” The prosthetics department at the Lexington Shriners Hospital went to work and soon Joseph had his new legs. Now 12 years old, Joseph continues to come to the hospital for fittings and therapy every six months. Recently, he announced a big event in his life. “I have been playing the drums for several years, and we figured out how to attach the drums to my walker. Next spring, I will be in my middle school marching band as a drummer,” Joseph said. “Walking, marching, playing my drums. Wow!”

Top: Joseph Van Hofwegen, 6 years old here, waits for surgery that will give him two prosthetic legs. Bottom: Along with his love of music, Joseph also enjoys playing sports.

shrinershospitalsforchildren.org OSMAR13MWTS


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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – May 2013

LeVene

The Model Ts/Classic Cars at their annual picnic.

Editor

Venice Shrine Club honored the managers of the stores where they collected for Hospital Days. (l-r): Store Manager Kevin McLaughlin, Venice Shrine Club President Jim Fahey and Store Manager Melody Pruitt.

Kearney

(l-r): Fred Ellis, Scout Master Davio Maassen, Sr. Patrol Leader Logan Longeneckner, Marylou Ellis and Troop Committee Member William Payne presenting certificate for Boy Scout Troop #39 in Arcadia for collecting aluminum tabs.

Rodd

Rodd

Noble Bob Rodd, one of Sahib Shrine's Hospital Day Team Captains presented plaques and certificates to Jerry Reed, manager of the Publix at corner of US 301 N & Old Tampa Road.

Noble Bob Rodd, one of Sahib Shrine's Hospital Day Team Captains presented plaques and certificates to Stewart Batts, manager of Publix at corner of US 301 N & Chin Road.

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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – May 2013

Editor

Office

PR Chairman Harold Eady and Chief Rabban Rocky Kearney presenting Mrs. USA/Mrs. Universe Dr. Kellie Lightbourne, award-winning TV host, attorney, author, motivational speaker to address our Sahib luncheon (see front page.)

(l-r): Stacey Lee Zurlo- Potentate’s Lady, Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo-Potentate, Erik Maygrandson of Bill Zurlo, Tammy May-daughter of Stacey Lee and Bill Zurlo and Bill May- son-in-law of Stacey Lee and Bill Zurlo.

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Operations Manager Tom Reeves, E/W Game Director Harold Richardson, Transportation Manager Rocky Kearney, Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo and Imp. Sir Jack Jones. A plaque was presented to Rocky for Sahib's outstanding support at the East/West Shrine Games, both in attendance and their nobles and ladies volunteer help with the players.

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Imp. Sir Jack Jones presented Chief Rabban Rocky Kearney a plaque for Sahib's outstanding support at the East/West Shrine Games, both in attendance and our nobles and ladies volunteer help with the players.

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North Port Shrine Club’s Jack Watson presented a check to Circus Co-Chairman Past Potentate Dale LaBell, from Circus pins they sold for the 2013 Sahib Shrine Circus. Also witnessing the presentation was Asst. Rabban Connie Jacobi.

Circus Sarasota owners Dollie Jacobs and Pedro Reis were here in April for the Thursday Luncheon presentation for the coming Sahib Shrine Circus. Showing their appreciation were Bob Trudel, Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo and Sahib Circus Co-Chairmen Past Potentates Oscar Cloutier and Dale LaBell.

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PRESENTATIONS (and other events) – May 2013

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Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo accepts a check of $1,000 from Manatee Shrine Club President Alan Hochroth for the Building Repair Fund.

Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo accepts a check of $1,000 from Gulf Shrine Club President David Rowe for the Sahib Operating Fund.

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Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo accepts checks of $919 (for April/May Pancake Breakfast) and $264 (for the Transportation Fund) from Jules Simon for the King Pins.

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Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo accepts a check of $1000 for the General Fund from Roger King for the Hillbilly Thursday Buffets for April.

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Don Clemens, PP Ken Wendt, David Rowe, Jack Gardner and PP Charles Levan 33° presented Ill. Sir Bill Zurlo checks from working the parking at the Bradenton Ball Park, $7,000 to the Hospital Trans. Fund, $69 tip money for the Hospital Wheelchair Fund.

Phil Staples of the Pipes & Drums presented a check for $3000. Accepting on behalf of Sahib is Past Potentate Dale LaBell.

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Page 16 . . .continued from page 7 Asst. Rabban’s notes Venice Shrine Club! See photo on page 11 of Manager Melody Pruitt, President Jim Fahey and Manager Kevin McLaughlin. Managers unable to be there were Eric Wachtman, Willie McClaughlin, Tim Adkins and Dale Hintz. FSA Convention in Tampa went well with the exception of about two hours rain delay. Again, our Motel T’s did their best and came home with second place for obstacle course and second place for drill. The Clowns always make you laugh and bring many smiles to people who watch. Boggy the Clown took first place in Tramp; and Souffle the Clown took first place in Senior and Credibility (oneman skit) and Sahib Clown Unit took second place. Sorry, I couldn’t make all the competitions, but thanks for being there and doing Sahib proud. International Shrine Awareness Day on June 6. The date recognizes the day the Imperial Council was formed - June 6, 1876. On this day every year, Shriners are asked to wear their fez, if appropriate, or a hat, shirt, pin or other item with the fraternal logo to help recognize fellow Shriners and increase awareness of Shriners International. This day of recognition is an opportunity for every Shriner to share information about the fraternity, its history and the benefits of becoming part of an organization that is dedicated to fun, fellowship and philanthropic support. Lighter side: Smiles are contagious— pass one on! Stay healthy and remember those who are not! Proud to serve the nobility of Sahib Shriners!

. . .continued from page 9 North Port Shrine Club see into the future we call upon our handy dandy Crystal Ball and predict that the May Mixer, should there be one and the Picnic, should there be one, also will be huge successes as they have been in the past. Call President Jim Gates at 3802491 for more information; more on these affairs coming up. A sadder note: The Black Camel has come among us. Noble John Mooney, charter member NPSC, has passed within the unseen temple. Brother Mooney was a member of Genesis Lodge No. 88 New Jersey, and a member of Salaam Shriners, Livingston, New Jersey. Our sincere condolences to his Lady Joyce and family.

SAHIB REPORTER Don’t forget to bring in your pull-tabs for Bob (Can Man) Arnold and magazines for yours truly to sticker and distribute. Last delivery (April) totaled over 120 magazines. Again, please do not tear/ cut off address labels and blacking out also is not necessary. The NPSC sticker covers everything and is extremely difficult to remove. Bingo at Sahib always needs volunteers. North Port Masonic Lodge No. 406 meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesday. 7:00 p.m. at Farley Funeral Home, NP. All Master Masons sincerely welcome. “Bits & Pieces” From Texas: A woman burned down her house while battling a snake in her garden. She doused the serpent with gasoline and set it ablaze. The snake slithered into a nearby brush pile igniting it and the house in a conflagration that spread and damaged neighboring homes. Said the lady “We were trying to kill a snake and it done caught the house.” The “Quotable Notable” quiz begun by past Scribe Jock Robertson will appear again in this issue and thereafter whenever your scribe can find a quote. For June: What former military and political figure said “Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.” The first non-club Brother who can identify this QN and respond to the above e-mail address or call 426-0743 will win a breakfast for two as guests of the North Port Shrine Club.

. . .continued from page 36 Retreat transforms lives she said. Before she went to the retreat, Adriana said that she really didn’t like herself and avoided looking at herself. Adriana’s parents also noticed a big change when she returned from the retreat. “Oh she was so interested in makeup and hair all the time,” said her mother. “She had so much more confidence and smiled all of the time.” “When I came back, everything was just different. Everything happens for a reason. Before, I never looked into the mirror, and now when I look in a mirror, I see the beauty that is there.” Ongoing contact with the people from Angel Faces Retreat remains long after the girls return home. The girls and counselors use Skype once a month to continue learning and bonding. “When I need an energy boost or need help, I can call or text Lesia and she’s there.” Source: News from Cincinnati. February 2013. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

June 2013

Hospital Days by Bob Rodd, roddbobkat@aol.com

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s one of Sahib Shriner’s Hospital Day team captains I presented plaques and certificates to Jerry Reed, manager of the Publix at corner of US 301 N & Old Tampa Road and Stewart Batts, manager of Publix at corner of US 301 N & Chin Road, both of which are in Parrish for their assistance in allowing our nobles and ladies to work at the store exits where they raised a combined total of $4,252.88 for the Sahib Shriners Transportation Fund (see photos on page 11.) Those that worked included Carl Anderson, Dorsey Calvert, Ed Cramer, Jeff Davis, John Gouldner, David Hauraney, Dean Huey, Smithy McGinnis, Bill Padelford, Bob Ransford, Gary Rinehart, Katherine Rodd, Richard Schmidt, Ron Shrum, John Sutterley, Jim (Woody) Trefrey Jr., Tom Willeman and me. A big thank you goes out to all.

2013 Sahib Raffle Payouts Date

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Winner Ron LeVene JohnnyYong Daniele Lopato Ed Phillips Legion of Honor Henry Nofsker Art Littman Provost Guard NOT SOLD NOTSOLD J.D.Copher Barbara & Jerry Cefola Hillbillys NOTSOLD Joan Patterson Pattee Mulford, Norma Fuller Henry Nofsker Edward lverson David & Pat Eshelman Marti Bryant Judy Macdonald NOTSOLD Larry Covins Oscar Cloutier Michelle Tuffland David Gates NOTSOLD SwanJohnson Harold Ryman


June 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 February 2018 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Robert Everly )

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Reporter Boosters (Through month stated, 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 Margaret Hayes (In Memory of Barry Hayes ) 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) Evelyn Noe (In Memory of Frank Noe ) March 2016 Jerry & Joyce Goacher Dottie Pinkley (In Memory of John Pinkley) Don and Elayne Sims February 2016 Manatee Shrine Club (In Memory of Ed Luff) (In Memory of Christopher Weeks) January 2016 Jim & Eileen Jensen December 2015 Aides Office (In Memory of Richard G. Morris)

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

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

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reetings from the Greeters unit, and from the Greeterettes; it is June and most of the news is already long past. We have a new noble joining our unit; Jerrit L. Clayton and his Lady Melinda. His Blue Lodge is Charles Frank No. 760, and he comes from Murat Shriners. The sad part is he went up north, and will be back in September. We are still looking for nobles to join the Greeters unit. Wish Warren Williams and John Winters a Happy Birthday. Wish Lady Mary Ellen Pickering a Happy Birthday also.

The Greeterettes lost two of its members in February. Evelynn Holland died on February 9 and Dottie La Greco died on February 23.A contribution has been made to Reporter Boosters in memory of Evelynn Holland. A contribution has been sent to Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. in memory of Dottie La Greco Remember all the Greeters who are ill and cannot attend any meetings. Stay well till next time.

Mariners by Melvin Collins, Commodore, woody6331@aol.com

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ariners, we missed you at the Red Lobster and the Anna Maria Oyster Bar. The dinner was great, the fellowship was even better. We missed you. The month of June the Mariners meeting on June 5 is at Village Green, there will be golf for those who want to play golf and dinner after golf. Contact the Fleet Captain (941) 377-9491 and bring your mate. Village Green Golf Club take Pinecrest off of Beneva.

June 11 - Birthday/Anniversary Dinner Dance at Sahib Shriners. Don’t forget our Thursday lunches at the Shrine. July 10 - Olive Garden for dinner, contact the Fleet Captain (941) 377-9491. I hope to see you there.

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e are moving in on a slow time for everyone. Our friends from the north have begun migrating and soon all of them will be gone. We wish them all a safe trip and a speedy return. They will be missed! We are preparing to attend FSA and compete with our little cars. After two months of practice, it is our hope to score high in this competition. It is a bit hard to get used to being in the Motor Corps with a tiny car and being surrounded by all those thundering motorcycles, but we manage and besides we look “cute.” Hopefully we were successful in our efforts for Sahib and I am sure that all who attended had a great time. That, after all is what the Shrine is about; traveling, meeting new and old Brothers, dining out and having fun and of course getting the kids to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

With summer upon us and the weather getting warmer, outside activities will be cut down. I have had many people tell me that they just cannot take the heat and humidity in Florida in the summer. I was raised in Illinois; and sure remember some very hot and humid days in the summer there. Thank goodness for air conditioning. (I have a small shrine in my backyard dedicated to Lennox and his invention of the air conditioner.) Well, with that said, have a great summer and we will be back in August when the SESA, in their wisdom, holds their completion. You do remember how hot it is in August in Florida don’t you? Take care of yourselves, our Shrine wouldn’t be the same without you, have fun and we’ll see you in the fall.

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

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hhh, summer, well almost! What a joy it is to reside in sunny Florida, no snow, ice or sleet. Connecticut is a beautiful state... in the summer. The winter season is another story. One of the most pleasant aspects of our Oriental Band are the get-together’s with our ladies at the Sahib Shriners Restaurant. Social hour was fun, the dinner outstanding and the camaraderie great. We also appreciated that Past Potentate Oscar Cloutier spent some time with us and expressed his appreciation of our support for Sahib Shriners.

Unfortunately, the Sahib Oriental Band did not participate in the FSA Convention. For some years, membership in Florida Oriental Bands has diminished considerably. It seems that Sahib’s Oriental Band is the largest and strongest band unit in Florida and having only one or two bands in the Fantasy just doesn’t make sense to participate. The FSOBA will be on hiatus for the time being. We did have a delegation, under the leadership of Music Director, Floyd LaDue, go to the business meeting and hope that Frank Debar had a chance to meet the Great Mandarin!

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SAHIB REPORTER The Imperial Fantasy in Indianapolis is approaching rapidly. We are looking forward to a productive session. Remember: Support your Shrine, collect pull-tabs, plastic bottle caps, and keep a child in your heart.

June 2013

Thought for the month: “Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain”!

High Priest & Prophet’s notes by Carroll Scribner, sahibscrib@gmail.com

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nce again here I am. I have no great words of wisdom but I will update you to my goings on! I attended a great get together of my favorite organization (I can’t say which one, but it is a great group!) Great program, great leadership, a credit to our Sahib family! I’ll be back on the road for membership shortly with another great deal from Potentate Bill—only $150 for the balance of this year and dues for next year! Free lunch on the Potentate, a beautiful certificate and your own “I Got Mine” pin! What a deal! Each one gets one! Replace yourself! Let’s get 30 more new members for the Fall Ceremonial! I was well received at Gulf Shrine Club, enjoyed the lunch, enjoyed the friendships and salute them for their support of their temple. Beginning to gear up for Imperial Session, I have attended before but not as a Divan officer. I am looking forward to a learning situation. I believe that all elected Divan members should automatically be delegates. They are the ones who

will benefit the temple the most with the knowledge gained, in my mind. Help!!!! Bingo needs workers! I will be going back shortly and I know there is always a job to do! Remember—Bingo brings in about 10% of Sahib’s annual budget. If this fails, we face a major problem. How about a couple of hours a week? House update—as most of you know, we had a flood at my house, took out floors and kitchen. We are waiting for the final step—countertops. When this is done, we have touch up etc. to do and then we’ll be finally settled! Hallelujah! I have been accepted as a member at Venice Lodge No. 301 and look forward to the great programs and activities they offer. Sahib activities are slowing down (Thank the Good Lord!!) We all need some down time to recharge and be ready for fall! Enough for now, I’ll see you on the Shrine Road.

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Being Eligible for Care Admission to our facilities is based solely on medical need. All children, under the age of 18, are eligible for care if there is a reasonable possibility they could benefit from the specialized services available. All services are provided regardless of the ability to pay. Sharing Knowledge and Expertise Shriners Hospitals for Children is dedicated to conducting innovative research to provide answers to complex medical difficulties affecting children. The organization’s research efforts not only benefit our patients, they contribute to the overall body of medical knowledge. The health care system is also proud of its role in medical education. In the past 20 years, approximately 9,500 physicians have received residency education or postgraduate fellowships at our hospitals. Continuing the Mission At our 22 locations throughout North America, patients receive expert care that allows them to become as healthy and independent as possible, and live happy, fulfilled lives. The health care system depends on the generosity of donors to carry out this mission of improving the lives of children. To learn how you can help, visit www.donate2shc.org or call 800-241-GIFT. 2011 Patient Care Statistics In 2011, Shriners Hospitals for Children cared for 121,713 patients, including 30,402 new patients, and provided many services, including the following: • • • •

285,154 outpatient, outreach and telemedicine clinic visits 10,109 prosthetic patient visits (inpatient and outpatient) 51,288 orthotics patient visits (inpatient and outpatient) 210,624 radiology services

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

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pril and May were very busy months for Sahib Shriners. Our Spring Ceremonial was a huge success with 30 new members. However, let’s keep bringing new members in, it is up to us! High Priest & Prophet Carroll Scribner is working hard to continue this process for next ceremonial. Spring picnic brought in some nobles and families who had a great time eating hot dogs and hamburgers. Good job to all who participated! John Yoder was trying to beat his granddaughter in corn-hole, not sure who won. I did see John hitting the back wall with the corn-hole bags.

Assistant Rabban Connie Jacobi and his Lady Deanie, High Priest & Prophet Carroll Scribner and his Lady Sandy, my Lady Gail and I went to the Morocco’s Potentates Ball in Jacksonville. We had a great time networking and attending a dynamic concert. The beautiful and talented Rion Paige (a Shrine patient) was the hit of the Ball! What a fabulous country singer at the age of 12. Her Website is: <hazel_studios@yahoo.com>. Check it out. Oh by the way; the Bellamy Brothers were good too.

Kearney

One of the motorcycle competitors let his 3-year-old son ride the competition obstacle course after competition. He first rode it normally, then as you see, did a little showing off and rode it sidesaddle.

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Sahib Raffle Cost $20.00 per “Sahib Raffle Ticket” Starts April 1, 2013 Ends December 31, 2013 Total Payouts 236

Mother’s Day ............ $150.00 (Sat) Father’s Day ............. $150.00 (Sat) Memorial Day ........... $150.00 (Mon) July 4th ..................... $150.00 (Thurs) Labor Day ................. $100.00 (Mon) Halloween ................ $100.00 (Thurs) Thanksgiving ........... $100.00 (Thurs) Christmas ................. $500.00 (Wed) 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

I attended the Florida Shrine Association convention in Tampa; learned a lot and had a great time. Past Potentate Charles Levan was elected first vice president and Past Potentate Oscar Cloutier was elected recorder and treasurer. Chief Rabban Rocky Kearney, Unit Head Fred Phillips, Treasurer Ken Shipley and I played golf. (see photos below, we didn’t win that trophy.) Well, some of us tried, but Steady Freddy bailed us out. The Model T’s did an excellent job representing Sahib Shriners coming in second

place overall. Way to go, they’re still the best! The motorcycle competition was exciting. I didn’t get to see the Clowns, but I heard they did really well. The FSA will be held at Sahib Shriners in 2015. And if you didn’t know, Imperial Session will take place in Indianapolis 2013, Minneapolis 2014, Houston 2015, Tampa 2016 and Daytona 2017. Remember: Support your Shrine, and keep a child in your heart!

Balkwill

Treasurer Ken Shipley, Unit Council President Fred Phillips, Oriental Guide Bill Balkwill and Chief Rabban Rocky Kearney played golf at FSA in Tampa.

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The Sahib Model T’s did an excellent job representing Sahib Shriners at the FSA Convention in Tampa, coming in second place overall.

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


Welcome to Our New Nobles! Spring Ceremonial Class â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 19 & 20, 2013

1. City of Residence 2. City of Birth

Robert R. Cameron, Port Charlotte, FL Neptune, NJ 11/18/1941 71 Kathleen Ret Police Englewood #360 Don White

Timothy F. Clifford Bradenton, FL Baltimore, MD 11/1/1963 49

Manatee #31 Connie Jacobi

George W. Horsley Sarasota, FL Blairsville, GA 3/4/1969 44 Tara Soldier Moring Star #13 Bill Balkwill

Ernest W. Sturges Arcadia, FL Norwalk, CT 10/27/1939 73

Fulton Smedley

John J. Cox Sarasota, FL Columbus, OH 4/30/1970 43 Andrea Construction Sarasota #147

Rich H. Kyllonen Sarasota, FL Trenton, NJ 7/20/1961 51

Phoenix #346 Derl Smith

Jason E. Toale Sarasota, FL Sarasota, FL 1/2/1979 34 Susan Funeral Director Phoenix #346 Curt Toale, PP

Robert W. Davis

3. Date of Birth/Age 4. Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Name

Douglas W. Dobbs

Bradenton, FL Miami, FL 11/27/1927 85

Bradenton, FL Arcadia, FL 12/26/1961 51

Retired Palmetto #110 Robert Rodd

Superintendent Manatee #31 Les Ruggerio

Rory MacConnell Sarasota, FL Staten Island, NY 12/29/1963 49 Jennifer Retired Les Ruggerio

Jeff G. Toale

Leslie A. Martin Wimauma, FL Larne, North Ireland 6/8/1962 50 Mandy Ret. Police Officer Manatee #31 Les Ruggerio

Jerome D. Tomasso

Sarasota, FL Sarasota, FL 2/5/1981 32 Hannah

Bradenton, FL Elizabeth, NJ 6/30/1961 51 Suzanne

Phoenix #346 Robert Toale

Manatee #31 Les Ruggerio

LEGEND 5. Occupation 6. Blue Lodge#/Location

John R. Dydo Bradenton, FL Manchester, NH 7/4/1944 68 Janet Washington #61 James Smith, II

Erik M. May

7. 1st Line Signer

Peter A. Fazio Sarasota, FL Philadelphia, PA 12/23/1964 48 Mary Ellen Auto Sales and serv Sarasota #147 Frank Metheny

Francis A. Mikulis

Sarasota, FL Heidelberg, Germany 7/17/1989 23

Parrish, FL Methuen, MA 10/4/1946 66

Student Sarasota #147 Ill. Sir Willam Zurlo

Palmetto #110 Connie Jacobi

Carl Walp Bradenton, FL Wilkes Barre, PA 9/12/1943 69 Carolyn Ret. Police Officer Manatee #31 Les Ruggerio

Edward J. Wood Sarasota, FL Cleveland, OH 3/5/1970 43 Amy Sarasota #147

Bernard A. Gay Bradenton, FL Halifax, Nova Scotia 11/7/1942 70

Elm #115 Connie Jacobi

James A. Pollock Placida, FL Clinton, NC 12/12/1943 69 Catherine Retired Phalanx #31 Connie Jacobi

Kenneth P. Woods Venice, FL Pittsburgh, PA 1/7/1943 70 Colleen Retired H. Stanley Gondwn #648 Connie Jacobi

James B. Gibson Venice, FL Ridley Park, PA 8/19/1942 70 Betty Ret. Concordville #625 James Fahey

Juan L. Sanchez Sarasota, FL Caracas, Venzuela 5/31/1971 41 Michaela Soldier Phoenix #346 Derl Smith

Andrew P. Wormington North Port, FL St. Louis, MO 8/2/1975 37 Amy Teacher Sarasota #147 Frank Albinson

Earl M. Grimes Myakka City, FL Bowling Green, FL 1/19/1953 60 Barbara Ret. Deputy Sheriff Manatee #31 Les Ruggerio


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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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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.

The Cabiri .................................................... $100 In Memory of Ivan Sparks, PP

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

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SAHIB REPORTER

June 2013

Contributions to the 100 Million Dollar Club Gulf Shrine Club - In Memory of Elmer Kessel

$100

Gulf Shrine Club - In Memory of Douglas Drayton $100

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 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Meeting

We meet with our ladies each month, except June, July & August.

AT SAHIB SHRINE Mel Collins Commodore

ZIP _________

Col. Robert L. (Bob) Rodd, President

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

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 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

APRIL 2013 Membership Status: Membership Reported to Imperial – March 2013 Gains: Affiliated 0 Restored 2 Associates 0 Creations 26 Reversal 0 28 Losses: Demits 1 Deaths 5 AMD 3 Suspended 0 Resigned 0 9

1,358

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.

Timothy Miller

1,386

Kenneth Schank Edward Sleziak

1,377 We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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SAHIB SHRINERS THURSDAY LUNCHEONS June Master of Ceremony

Every Thursday at Sahib Shrine • 11:00 a.m. Camel’s Milk • 12 Noon Lunch Interesting Speakers Weekly Master of Ceremony ... Don Vos Invocation ................... Bill Balkwill Organ Music ............... Gus Spurr June 6 ....... Stated Meeting June 13 ..... Dr. Kenneth J. Guidera, Chief Medical Officer, Shriners Hospital for Children. "Medical Affairs at Shriners” June 20 ..... Mr. Bo Strickland, Plant President, Flowers Bakery

Don Vos, PP Recorder

June 27 ..... Mr. Brian Michalo, Director, Beneva Lakes Healthcare Rehab Center and accompanied by Madison Plank, Fusion Healthcare 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.)

Villa Grande at Sarasota 4 Maggie Lane (Corner of Fruitville & Beneva) Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 366-2200 Office

“Live Life... at Villa Grande at Sarasota A new concept in senior living.” 3% Discount to All Shriners Plus a No Interest Finance Plan for your Roofing Needs

www.VillaGrandeatSarasota.com

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 Phone: 941-366-7070

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

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!


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Masonic Digest

Ford Motor Company by John Wm. McNaughton, 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander, Scottish Rite NJ

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hen CEO Alan Mulally was named president and chief executive officer of the Ford Motor Company in 2006, Ford was struggling under the weight of huge losses and a steeply declining market share. To revitalize the company, Mulally instituted several initiatives: he mortgaged all of Ford’s assets for a $23.6 billion loan; brought back the Taurus nameplate; suspended dividends to shareholders, and sold the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. Notably, the mortgage was initially viewed by the industry as a sign of desperation, but when the U.S. economic crisis took hold in 2008-09, Ford, in contrast to fellow Detroit manufacturers Chrysler and GM, did not seek a government bailout. Since then, Ford has not only returned to profitability, but in January of 2013, the Ford Focus toppled the Toyota Camry as the bestselling car in the world. Shortly after taking office, Mulally noted the poor reviews that Ford had been receiving from Consumer Reports. To learn why, he decided to take Ford’s heads of engineering and product planning to visit Consumer Reports’ test facility in Connecticut. When Consumer Reports gave negative appraisals of the then new Ford Edge, the Ford staff tried to argue their rationalizations for the negative assessments.

Mulally admonished his executives by reminding them that they were there to listen and learn so that they might “understand before they could be understood.” Ultimately, Mulally and his team were able to face what the facts were telling them: Ford had let itself go. Worse than that, a culture had developed within Ford whereby executives would not openly admit the flaws in their own projects. Are there similarities between the state in which Ford found itself and the current state of the Masonic fraternity? Like Ford, have we let ourselves go? The tendency of Masonic leadership to routinely ignore what members are trying to tell them seems to have a direct parallel with the failure of Ford executives who were not listening to their customers. If we take time to listen to both what is and isn’t being said, perhaps we could better understand how to provide inspirational and enjoyable experiences for our existing members. We may then be able to attract more of those good men who have historically sought admission into Freemasonry. Maybe if we started acting like Masons instead of just sounding like Masons, we would evolve beyond being a culture focused on only those who seek the laurels of a vanishing institution. . . .continued on page 34

The Grand Master’s visit by Roger M. Firestone, 33°

T None of us knew, as we prepared him for his first experience...

he Grand Master of Masons came to our Lodge the other night. You could tell from his bemused expression that it was a strange experience for him. Nobody addressed him as “Most Worshipful.” He didn’t wear an elaborate gold-trimmed apron, a chain of office or a jewel with a glittering diamond. There was no committee of distinguished Past Masters and Past District Deputy Grand Masters to present him in a dramatic, candle-lit ceremony held in an otherwise darkened lodge room. His wife wasn’t introduced, or even invited, nor was there a ladies’ program during the lodge meeting; the wives stayed home. The Master of the lodge wasn’t even there to greet him beforehand, nor was the Senior Warden; the Junior Warden was in charge that night. There was no elaborate banquet, complete with toasts and speeches; the Stewards had some ice cream and cookies after the communication, and one Brother had made a pot of coffee for those who came early. What kind of sorry excuse for a Lodge is this? How could a Master plan so poorly or be so ignorant of the

proper protocols for receiving such an important guest? The brothers of that Lodge surely must be embarrassed to have acquitted themselves in such shabby fashion. Nothing like that, I tell you! Every detail of the evening was in accord with established customs and practices. Not a letter or word of ritual was out of place, and all went according to the plan of the Worshipful Master, no matter how incredible that sounds. You see, this was not the sitting Grand Master, nor a Past Grand Master, nor a Grand Officer acting as Grand Master. No, this man would be the Grand Master of Masons some twentythree years from now, and he was receiving his First Degree at our lodge. None of us knew, as we prepared him for his first experience in Freemasonry, that he would be Grand Master in somewhat more than two decades. Surely, he didn’t know himself—in fact, he probably didn’t know that there was such a thing as a Grand Master.

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!


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SAHIB REPORTER His father was a Mason (how often we hear that!), but never spoke to his son much about Masonry (that too!), leaving him uninformed of what Dad did those three or four nights of the month when the family ate dinner without him. His grandfathers, too, were Masons, but they passed to the Celestial Lodge before he could learn much from them about the Craft. So his initiation was an entirely strange experience, unlike anything he had encountered before. A strange experience, but not an unpleasant one, because the members of the lodge went out of their way to make the new brother’s first night as a Mason a welcoming event. No one left him alone in the

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fellowship hall before or after the degree. No one made him feel that the ritual was simply a long, boring ceremony to be endured. Rather, he was made to feel the center of the experience and that a score of men had taken had gone out of their way to be there for him. The members of the Lodge gave him the impression that they were truly glad to have him become a Mason and that they expected him to be just as pleased to join them in the greatest organization in their corner of the world. When a candidate presents himself for his Entered Apprentice Degree—or a sojourning Mason from . . .continued on page 34

York Rite – Memories of The Past by B. John Ross, KYCH, BjohnRO@comcast.net

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he plainest lodge room in the land was over Simpkins’ store where Friendship Lodge had met for fifty years or more; when o’er the earth; the moon, full orbed, had cast her brightest beams, the brethren came from many miles around on horseback and in teams. And Oh ! What hearty grasp of hand, what welcomed met them there. As mingling with the waiting groups they slowly mount the stair, exchanging fragmentary news and prophecies of crop, until they reach the Tyler’s room and current topics drop, to turn their thoughts to nobler themes they cherish and adore, and which were heard in meeting night up over Simpkins’ Store. The city eyes, a cheerless room,

long usage had defaced, the tell-tale lines of lath and beam on wall and ceiling traced; the light from oil-fed lamps was dim and yellow in its hue, the carpet once could a pattern boast, though now ‘twas lost to view. The altar and the pedestals that marked the stations three, the gate-post pillars topped with balls, the rude- carved letter “G” where village joiners clumsy work, with many things beside, where beauty’s lines were all effaced and ornament denied; there could be left no lingering doubt, if there was before, the plainest Lodge room in the land was over Simpkins’ store (to be concluded in the next issue.)

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

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e have recently finished the Spring Reunion during which we were introduced to many symbols: blazing star, coffin, triple delta, architect’s tools, scales, fish, skulls, the mystic ladder and the heart, to name a few. Each of these provided an important lesson. Have you ever thought about why so many Masonic lessons are provided through symbols and not just words? Of course, we all know that symbols represent a universal way of teaching where the use of language could be difficult, but it goes beyond that. A symbol is defined to be a visible sign with which a spiritual feeling, emotion or idea is connected. Man’s earliest instructions were by means of symbols. The word symbol itself is derived from the Greek verb which signifies comparing one thing to another and, therefore, a symbol or emblem is the expression of an idea derived from the comparison or contrast of some visible object with a moral conception or attribute. The nature of man is threefold: physical, mental and spiritual. The objective character of a symbol presents something material to sight and touch as explanatory of an internal idea which can be grasped by the mind. A good example of this is the incense used in the degrees. It gives off flame, heat and vapors. These are picked up through our senses and our minds give it an interpretation. The soul and

spirit of man speaks to us in a language which the brain does not comprehend. If you hear music which brings tears to your eyes or goose bumps to your flesh, you are responding to something which transcends mental logic. So we see that a symbol is a “word” in that inner language. If we translate into words which are only comprehended by the mind, the spirit of the symbol is lost. Words appeal to the mind, meaning not expressed in words appeals to the spirit. If we take all of the ritual in Masonry, that is only the words on the page, and look only at them, we completely miss out on the spiritual lessons contained in our degrees. Thus, we can see from the beginning that all theological, political and scientific teaching was expressed in the form of symbols, because that was the most vivid means of reaching the minds of the uniformed. Masonry continues this tradition and each member is encouraged to pay closer attention to each of the symbols he encounters. What thoughts and emotions does the sight of the American Flag bring to you? On June 10, the Valley of Tampa will pay respect to that great symbol of the United States. Come out, join us and let the great symbol speak to you. Flag waving begins at 4:00 p.m., followed by dinner and entertainment.

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. . .continued from page 32 Ford Motor Company Much like the employees at Consumer Reports explaining customer preferences to Ford management, our members are trying to tell our leaders that changes need to be made. Unfortunately, few leaders seem to be listening. There is nothing so constant in our universe as change. Yet, mankind seems to fear and fight change at every turn. This is something that our Brother, Illustrious Henry Ford, 33°, member of the Valley of Detroit and founder of the Ford Motor Company, knew all too well: Businessmen go down with their businesses because they like the old way so well they cannot bring themselves to change. One sees them all about—men who do not know that yesterday is past and who woke up this morning with their last year’s ideas. The 1908 Model T bears no resemblance to the 2013 Ford Focus. Design and technology have evolved. Things have changed. Perhaps if we, too, could change our “focus,” Freemasonry would once

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again return to its rightful place as the greatest fraternity ever known to man. It would not be as difficult as one might imagine. Ford listened and put its customers first. Will Freemasonry listen and put its members first? Source: Reprinted by permission from Scottish Rite NJ “The Northern Light” Magazine, May 2013.

might be a prophecy that fulfills itself! Our actions, both for good and for ill, have consequences that we seldom foresee. Source: Reprinted by permission from November/December 2012 ~ The Scottish Rite Journal.

. . .continued from page 33 The Grand Master’s visit some other jurisdiction shows up at a stated communication—how do you treat him? Is he really a friend you haven’t met before, or are those merely words on a slightly crumpled placard tacked on the Lodge bulletin board? Every one of those famous Masons on the lists we see everywhere was once a “nobody” being prepared by a Steward to knock at the door of a lodge. Therefore: Resolve to treat every new Mason and every new visitor as if he might be a future lodge Secretary, if not Grand Master! Who knows but that this

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

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!

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Nyla Temple No. 152 Daughters of the Nile by Marilyn K. Carlsen, Queen, ChinookC@aol.com

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e are so excited! October 30 marks the 100th Anniversary of Daughters of the Nile. On September 24, Nyla Temple will celebrate her 30th Anniversary. The Annual Supreme Session, held June 16-20, at Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center Grapevine, Texas promises to be filled with special events for those attending. Our Patrol Unit “Mah’s Girls” will perform. Watch for a report in the fall newsletter of legislation adopted at this session. While we are away, please refer all inquiries to PQ Laverne Mims who will be in charge while I am away. Planning for Florida Days in September is under way. Elim Temple No. 76, Tampa is hosting this great

event. Please contact Pr. Recorder, Donna Kay Duffy for more information. This is a great opportunity for all members to attend Florida Days on the beach in St. Petersburg. Are you interested in becoming a Daughter of the Nile? You are eligible if you are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason, Daughter of the Nile or a majority member in good standing of a Masonic-related organization for girls. If you are interested, or know someone who is eligible, please contact any member for more information. Have a wonderful summer. Stay safe, and keep in touch. Sparkles of love.

Rodd

Nyla Temple No. 152 Installation of Officers (l-r): Pr. Bobbie Lander, Nyla Temple No. 152, Bible Bearer Installing Pr. Recorder; Amy Respess PQ Athaliah Temple No. 114, Installing Attendant; Colleen Helander PQ Airys Temple No. 48 Installing Supreme Princess Chaplain; PSQ Alyce Thomas, PQ Athaliah Temple No. 114, Supreme Installing Officer; Queen Marilyn K. Carlsen PQ Nyla No. 152; Diane Nourse PQ Nyla Temple No. 152 Mistress of Ceremonies; PSQ Laura Richardson, PQ Elim Temple No. 76 Supreme Installing Marshal; Jane Clause, PQ Athaliah Temple No. 114, Installing Attendant; Pamela Gates, PQ Ahlem Temple No. 84, Crown Bearer.

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Sahib Shriners Ladies Night Dinner Dance

Birthday & Anniversary Winners

May Birthday Winner

May Anniversary Winners

Lady Erika Kramss

Lady Erika & Noble Richard Kramss photos by Bud Glidden

Retreat transforms lives

“I

always thought that I was the only one with burn scars. I never saw anyone else like me in my school or anywhere I went,” laments a young teenaged girl who is a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati. “I felt alone and insecure. Since everyone told me I was ugly, I believed that it was true.” That was before she attended the Angel Faces Retreat last summer in California. “From then on (after Angel Faces) I felt more confident about how I looked. The change was huge… I started seeing myself as a beautiful young lady instead of that ugly little child.” Angel Faces Retreat was founded by Lesia Cartelli in 2003 to transform the lives of adolescent girls with severe, permanent facial burns and disfigurements. Lesia herself was burned over more than 50% of her body in a natural gas explosion when she was nine. She knew what it was like to grow up with burns on her face and decided to create a retreat for other young girls with facial burns and teach them the tools that it took her 20 years to discover. The annual retreat is

located in Cordova, California, about two and one-half hours north of San Diego. Over the course of the week, the girls attend sessions to learn about positive methods to respond to stares, teasing, bullying, unwanted questions and coping with uncomfortable situations. Therapeutic touch using facials, massage, hair and makeup lessons are also some of the activities the girls participate in, along with daily journaling and exercise. The attendees work in group settings to tell their stories, role play, and work together to learn how to answer and react to the uncomfortable stares and questions. Adriana Ramirez is another Cincinnati patient who benefitted from attending an Angel Faces Retreat. She was burned in a hot oil fryer accident when she was 16 months old and was severely burned on her face, scalp, neck, chest and back. She learned about the retreat from Cincinnati employee Tracy Gaboury OTR/ L, a licensed occupational therapist at the hospital. “Before I arrived at the retreat, I was very nervous. After I arrived, all that changed. I felt a sense of Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

belonging as I walked through those doors. By the end of the first three hours, the whole group had bonded and become very close,” Adriana said.

Adriana Ramirez “This is a retreat, not a camp. This retreat focuses on situations what we girls face every day: Stares, teasing and questions. The girls focus on helping each other through the pain. We find our way how to answer questions and respond,” . . .continued on page 16


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2013 Sahib Shrine Circus Sponsors As of May 1, 2013 Mitch Booster Pin Donation $20.00 Sponsors 2 Children

William M. Adams Frank Albinson Diane Albinson Kenneth Anderson Lois Anderson Andy Anthony Bill Arbuckle Brandon Arbuckle Terry Armentrout Fred Armstrong Bob Arnold Tom Arnold Bill Athas Lucy Athas John Austin Arthur Ayotte (2) Jean Ayotte Eva Baessler Charles Baker Gail Balkwill Gene Barkowski Andrew Barr Clarence Barrett Ronald Barrett David Bell Carl Bender Douglas Bohannon Robert Bordner Martin Borgersen Steve Bradburn John Brophy (2) Jack Bryant

Marti Bryant Russell Bunger Bob Cameron John Cannon (4) Martha Cannon Samuel Carter Yvonne Carter Henry Cassens Joyce Cassens Jack Christenson Fred Clayton Oscar Cloutier, PP Joe Clymer Chef Bob Grace Coahran Alfred Cobb Tim Coine Jordan Cohen Martha Cohen Matthew Cohenn Wendy Cohen Melvin Collins J.D. Copher Phyllis Copher Alfred Corning Jr. Corvette Unit (5) Lou Costa Evelyn Costa Lawrence Covins II Murry Cranston Hampton Crimi Andrew Criscuolo

Ringmaster Pin Donation $100.00 Sponsors 10 Children

Lacey Cross (2) Bob Davis Jim Debolt Bob Denton Crosby Dickerson Robert Diekmann Donald Dimick Joyce Dimick William Dokes Harold Eady Fred Ellis Marylou Ellis Harry Falck Jr. Richard Fallon Barbara Fallon Peter Farrell William Fields Carl Fillmore Edwin Firquin Diana Foiner Joe Fold Richard Foster Ron Foxworthy James Gaffney Jack Gardner Jim Gates Donald Gatrell Eric Geistert Neil Giroux Russell Glendinning Linda Glendinning Gerald Goacher Joe Goggin Andrea Goodinow Donald Goodman Bill Gordon Gulf Shrine Club (4) Gerald Hall Charles Hamilton Mary Jane Hamilton Chuck Hamilton John Harden Mike Harrell Terrell Hart Hart & Hart Financial Services

Richard Hartley David Hauraney Stevin Helin (3) Richard Hines Darwin Heinzman Fred Heinzman Alan Hochroth Ginny Hochroth Richard Holmes Nancy Holmes James Hoover Billy Humphreys Bob Humphreys Walter Jackson Connie Jacobi Deanie Jacobi James Jansen Chris Jansen Chickie Johnson Ron Johnson Dave Joly Mickey Joly Carolyn Jordan Rocky Kearney (4) Wendy Kearney Donald Kerr Tim Kinchla James Kingsinger Jim Koehler Richard Kolze Eugene Kraus Shirley Kreskey Wallace Lacey Victor Larson Marcel Leclerc Leonard Leetzow Jr. Charles Levan, PP (2) Kenneth Lloyd Kathy Lloyd William Long John Martens Lowell McCarty Elizabeth McCarty Patricia McLain Sandy Meade Richard Menzak

Frank Metheny Robert Miccoly Sr. Hercules Michaelaras John Miller Bess Mitchell (5) Frank Mitchell Ruth Mitchell Joseph Mitchell Marion Mitchell Peggy Sue Mitchell John Mitchell Jr., PP Jacqueline Mitchell Patrick Morgan Stanley Moulton Herbert Mueller Joanne Mueller Nick Mulig Robert Munson Olindo Nardone Sandra Nardone Melvin Nelson North Port Shrine Club (25) Jules Nutting Joan Olarsh Gene Osborne (2) Judith Osborne Paul Pante Peter Papazian Don Patterson Kenneth Pedersen Yvonne Pedersen Robert Pedersen Raymond Perez Ben Pfeiffer Fred Phillips Sami Phillips Gil Pierola Sr. James Pinson Butch Power (2) Dorwin Pulford Bryan Pullman Frank Randolph Thomas Rathfelder Patty Jo Rathfelder

Dell Rawlinson Juanita Rawlinson Sean Reeve Dwight Ridgeway Dick Riley Gary Rinehart Becky Rinehart Tom Rockey, PP Robert Rodd B. John Ross David Rowe Robert Roy Audrey Rushing Harold Ryman Sahib Clowns Albert Sawdai Karen Sawdai Suzanne Schmidt William Schultz Grace Scott John Scrofani Marian Sears Alisha, SHC-PR Bill Shipley Alice Shipley Steven Shoub (2) Ron Shrum Don Sims Derl Smith James Smith Volkert Smith William Sorbie Carol Sousa Steven Spencer Charles Stafford Scott Steelman Dennis Stene Geraldine Steiger Thomas Stickney Robert Stihler Melinda Stika Myron Storch Harold Stuver Kay Stuver Frederick Suhr Lois Suhr Michael Swatek

Murry Swindler Patricia Swindler Kenneth Terryberry, PP Betty Terryberry Lee Thurston Brad Torley Patricia Torley PW Towsley Woody Trefrey Robert Trudel Pamela Trudel Donald Valerino Clint VanTassell Robert VanEcek Don Vos, PP Carol Vos Norris Walker Barbara Walker Edward Wallace (3) Eleanor Wallace Jessie Walter David Walters John Watson Jack Watson III Jim Watson Matty Watson Alpheus Weidner Jr. (2) Ed Wentzel Hans Wessels Erick B. West Don White William Winslow Gary Wonning Paul Woodman Cedric Wright Ruth Wright Dorothy Young Fred Ziehlsdorf Rosemarie Ziehlsdorf Ill. Sir William Zurlo, Potentate Stacey Lee Zurlo

Joseph Adamchak William M. Adams Andy Anthony Myron Ash Arthur Ayotte Bill Balkwill Ralph Boegel Steve Bradburn Burton Chandler Jr. Kenneth Clark Donald Clements Oscar Cloutier, PP Sahib Clowns Sahib Mariners (5) Sam Cohen William Deighten

Marylou Ellis Fred Ellis James Fahey Don Franco Edward Gremp Trudy Gremp John Hodge John Hubbard Connie Jacobi James Jensen Eileen Jensen Glen Jones Darlene Joseph John Julian Rocky Kearney Kingpins

Paul Kline Roger Kolde Gene Kraus Dale LaBell, PP Donna LaBell Ronald LeVene Charles Levan, PP Robert Martin William McKown Michael Manning David Mills Peggy Sue Mitchell Robert Montgomery Patrick Morgan

Ronald Morrison North Port Shrine Club (5) Dore Patlian Fred Phillips Edward Phillips, PP James Pinson Stanley Preston Robert Rodd Sahib Temple Golf Assoc. Carroll Scribner Paul Shillington Kenneth Shipley Elva Sleeth

Bob Somerville Gustave Spurr John Stafford Philip Staples Brad Torley Robert Trudel Eugene Vaadi Ed Wallace John Watson Eleanor Watson John Wendt John Winters Ill Sir William Zurlo, Potentate

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


Shriners International Awareness Day Calling all Shriners! On June 6, 1876, the Imperial Council, the governing body of the Shriners fraternity, was founded. To celebrate and recognize this important milestone in our history, Shriners International has declared June 6th Shriners International Awareness Day. On this day, nobles across the globe are encouraged to celebrate their great fraternity and spread awareness in their communities.

Promote Shriners International Awareness day on your temple website and social media pages. Announce the date at all club and unit meetings to ensure all nobles are informed.

Distribute the Shriner Primer and pocket petition to potential prospects during community events.

Shriners International urges all nobles to display their pride in the fraternity by wearing a fez (when appropriate), hat, shirt, lapel pin, or other item with the fraternity’s logo. In addition to sporting Shriner apparel, Shriners International encourages all temples and Shrine clubs to organize special events at their temples and in their communities to honor the achievements of the organization. These events will also support membership efforts. After all, who wouldn’t want to be part of the “world’s greatest fraternity?” “Shriners International Awareness Day is intended to reenergize our nobles, spark interest in potential members, and remind ourselves of all the wonderful achievements this great organization has accomplished since 1876,” said Al Madsen, Imperial Potentate. “It is also a way to support our efforts to increase membership, and allow potential members to see first-hand the ‘men behind the fez’.” This international day of recognition is an annual opportunity for Shriners to share information about the fraternity, its history and the benefits of becoming part of an organization dedicated to fun, fellowship and philanthropy. Here are a few ways both nobles and temples can get involved: •

Wear your fez on Shriners International Awareness Day when appropriate (during an official Shriners function).

Show pride in Shriners International by wearing a hat, shirt, lapel pin, or other item with the fraternal logo.

Organize an event at your temple or in your local community. Inviting the public to participate will increase awareness and interest in both your local temple and Shriners International.

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Englewood Shrine Club

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

Contact: Ron Enger, President 918-8713

The Friendly Club Meets First Tuesday of each Month at Englewood Elk’s Lodge All Shriners Welcome President: Joseph Simek Phone: 496-9222 Email: jsimek57881@verizon.net

Sahib Shriners Pancake Breakfast By the Famous King Pins FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

and e m Co It! Get

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Juice & Coffee $5.00 per Person – Ages 7 & Over $2.00 per Person – Ages 3-7 Children Under Age 3 FREE

Please Come – Bring Your Friends & Neighbors We Always Use Our Best Dishes & Silverware Proceeds are for the Benefit of Sahib King Pin Activities, Payments are not Deductible as Charitable Contributions.

The World Famous Sahib Clowns

We Care

Monday night at Sahib Shrine 7:30 p.m. Come join our unit and clown around! Boss Clown Oscar “Clyde” Cloutier Clowns and/or Calliope available for Business Promotions, Parties, Picnics, etc.

For more information

Call (941) 779-3982

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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GULF SHRINE CLUB

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

MEETS 2ND TUESDAY 11:00 A.M. at American Legion Post 24 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton, Florida (except during June, July and August) LADIES NIGHT DINNER DANCE 4th Wednesday at Bradenton Country Club For Information Call: David Rowe (941) 748-6025

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

NORTH PORT SHRINE CLUB

BANJO BAND SARASOTA, FLORIDA Bill Winslow Business Manager (941) 918-0024

Meets every Tuesday morning at The Olde World Restaurant Breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. All Nobles and Masons Cordially Invited

Email: whw5@comcast.net

Contact James Gates, President – 380-2491 JOIN THE FUN UNIT!

Sahib

Tired of the commotion and long waits to be served at your business lunches? Give the Sahib Shrine Restaurant a try! Reasonable prices, no crowds, quiet atmosphere for serious business discussions to help you make that sale, now with Wi-Fi!

CONTACT:

7:00 p.m. Wed. Nites at Sahib Shrine

Floyd LaDue, President (941) 725-0555 Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

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


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

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have a request of all that are reading this article. The Shriners Hospital for Children is continually looking to get the word out to as many people as possible of what the Shriners and the Shriners Hospitals for Children are all about; to do that we need to advertise. There are many ways to advertise such as word of mouth, billboards, radio, television, newspaper, flyers and yes our own Sahib Plaque Program. I am looking to make Sahib temple a stellar participant in this effort and with your assistance, it can be done. One of those ways is to reach out to businesses and ask them to assist our Shriner children by becoming involved in our Plaque Program. You as a Shriner, you as a Mason, you as a Member of Daughter’s of the Nile, you as a member of Ladies Oriental Shrine, or you as a Member of Eastern Star. I could go on and on about all the Masonic bodies, we have and all the possibilities we all have to approach businesses that we frequent. It could be a grocer, car dealership, car repair shop, hair dresser, barber, dry cleaner, bank or other financial institution, pool repair company, drug store, law firm, accounting firm, chain restaurant(s), mom and pop restaurants, etc., etc., etc. I feel sure you are getting the idea. Wouldn’t it be great to see our Sahib plaques on many business walls as we go around town doing our normal business? Just think of how many other people would see those plaques and some might ask the owner or employee of the business what that is about and hopefully they too will want to be a part of helping the greatest philanthropy in the world. It would be great if we could get 100% participation, but realistically I know that will not happen for several reasons. However, please think of our Shriner children and how your efforts will help. If 50% of us got at least one business to invest at least $100 a year for the next five years what an addition that would be for our Shriners Hospital for Children, Tampa and the children we serve there. Remember that would be a business expense to them. How to go about obtaining a Plaque Sponsor: Think and go see the person that can make a decision and explain the Plaque Program to them. Let them know that it is all about the children that our Shriners Hospitals for Children can help. Remember, we do not turn away a child, if there is a reasonable possibility

For Year: 2013

that they can benefit from the specialized services available which includes orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries as well as cleft lip and palate. Also, share with them that “regardless of the patients or families ability to pay” they will be treated if it is something we cover. Let them know that the program is a five-year program and that yearly tabs will be sent to them as their donation is received. Remind them that the amount can be adjusted each year, with a minimum donation of $100.

Ask them to start today by filling out the form at the bottom of this article and give you a check made out to “Shriners Hospitals For Children - Tampa” for $100 or more for 2013. Also, remember that the donation, if check is made out to the hospital, will be a business expense and/or will be tax deductible fully allowed by law. Plaques may be for the business, the owner, the owner and spouse, a very special employee or can be in honor or in memory of someone they love, loved or thought very highly of. Please do it as it helps our children and I feel sure that it will give you and the person donating a great sense of satisfaction. To participate have the business person fill out the form below or you fill it out for them and attach their check made payable to “Shriners Hospital For Children, Tampa” and give it to me, drop it off at the Sahib office or mail to Sahib temple, c/o Noble Robert L. (Bob) Rodd, Donor Relations Chairman, 600 N. Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232. If you need help or have questions, contact me at (941) 776-0937 or email above.

Plaque Program Donation Form Please Print

Name: _____________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________ City/Town: ___________________________ State: ______________ Zip Code: ________ Telephone: ___________________________ Email: _______________________________ How you want name/names engraved? (Name of business, person, etc) Up to 2 lines __________________________________________________________________________ Do you want it in honor or memory of someone? If Applicable, please check: Special Employee ____ In Honor of____ or In Memory of ____ We can’t grow, if they don’t know!


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Shriners Hospitals for Children Collection Boxes What are they? A plastic cube with a slot in the top. What are the boxes for? To help collect donations, money for our Shriners Hospitals for Children to help relieve the pressure from the Hospital Days Fund Drive. Where are the boxes to be? In any store or business, preferably near a cash register. Within eyesight of customers making it easy for them to put their change in the box. When are the boxes to be used? All year round, so our friends can donate small amounts of cash at any time.

June 2013

SAHIB SHRINE LADIES CALENDAR JUNE 2 8:00am 3 11:30am 11:30am 7:00pm 4 11:00am 5 7:00pm 7 10:00am 11 11:30am 6:00pm 12 13 11:00am 17 12:01pm 7:30pm 18 10:30am 19 11:00am 25 28 11:00am

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

As most of you know, many businesses have some kind of collection boxes on their counters, so why not one of ours? Call the Sahib Office at 366-4449 if you can arrange a placement.

Pull Tabs for Shriner’s Hospitals The Ladies of Sar-I Court started in 1992 collecting and donating aluminum pull-tabs to the “Wheel Chair Repair Fund.” As of March 31, 2013, they have collected 89, 199 lbs., for a total of $45,917.87 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! Change is inevitable, Growth is optional!

JULY 1-13 15 12:01pm 7:30pm 16 10:30am 17 11:00am 23 24 7:00pm 26 11:00am

Sahib Closed Diamonds in the Sky Clown Dolls - SL LOS-Clowns LOS-Merrie Makers - SL LOS-Orphan Annies-SL LOS-Precious Pandas Legionettes - SL LOS-Volunteer Engineers


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VENICE SHRINE CLUB

ALL MASONS AND NOBLES WELCOME! Meets 3rd Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at the Crossroads American Grill US Hwy 41 Bypass Intersection of Albee Farm Road & US-41 N Contact: Jim Fahey

President 223-6533

We can’t grow, if they don’t know!

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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 Connie Jacobi, Asst. Rabban Bill Zurlo , Potentate Don Vos, Recorder Glenn Walters, PP, Emeritus

Bill Batten, Recorder Emeritus W. Bruce Steube, III, PP, Emeritus

PAST POTENTATES 1981-82 * Howard Noble 1983 Glenn “Buck” Walters, ITL 1984 * Tom Bing 1985 * Theodore S. “Ted” Barton 1986 * Paul N. Jaworowski 1987 W. Bruce Steube, III, 33° 1988 Wallace “Bubba” Tervin 1989 Walter Lander, KCCH 1990 Lee E. Stewart 1991 * William “Bill” Magill 1992 * Al “Spuds” McKenzie 1993 * Les Taylor 1994 * Ralph E. Kaye 1995 * James Arendall 1996 * Philip Mitchell, KCCH 1997 Al “Bear” Robinson 1998 Ken Terryberry

1999 Curtis Toale 2000 Louis H. Ortt, 33° 2001 * Kenneth R. Gerrard, Sr. 2002 * Patrick E. Baessler 2003 Ed Phillips 2004 * Bob Goldenberg 2004 * Philip Mitchell, KCCH 2005 Dwain Jones 2006 Homer Cranmer 2007 Dale LaBell 2008 John N. Mitchell 2009 Oscar Cloutier 2010 Don Vos 2011 Tom Millaway 2012 Charles Levan, 33° * 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 Chaplain ......................................................... Elder Bill Arbuckle HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS Donor Relations Chairman ........................................ Robert Rodd Hospital Benefit Month Chairmen ............................................. TBA Plaque Program Chairman .................................... Robert L. Rodd Business Collection Buckets ................................ Dorwin Pulford Hospital Chairman ......................................................... Ken Clark Asst. Hospital Chairman ........................................ Dick Schmidt 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 sahibscrib@gmail.com

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 ........................................... 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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION ATTORNEYS AT LAW Garland & Padelford .............................. 15 Jack Wm. Windt ...................................... 19

FURNITURE - SALES Sleep King Inc., Bedroom Furniture .... 19

WATER TREATMENT Aqua-Soft, Roger King .......................... 30

GOLF Peridia Golf & Country Club ................. 43

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

SHRINE CLUBS Englewood Shrine Club ......................... 39 Gulf Shrine Club ..................................... 40 Manatee Shrine Club ............................. 39 Motor Corps Shrine Club ....................... 40 North Port Shrine Club .......................... 40 Venice Shrine Club ................................ 43

CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL Electricity of Sarasota, Inc. ................... 26

MARINE PRODUCTS Rhodan Marine/GPS Anchor ................ 14

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

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

MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS National Sojourners ............................... 40

SHRINE SUPPORTERS Purmort & Martin .................................... 30

CONTRACTORS - HEATING & A/C Gator Air Conditioning ............. Back Page Jim McDonald Heating & Cooling ........ 26

OPTICIANS Optical Service ....................................... 30

SAHIB SHRINE INFORMATION Birthday/Anniversary Dinner/Dance 6, 36 Circus Sponsors ..................................... 37 Class Photos ...................................... 24,25 Hospital Committee Report ................... 6 Lodge Meeting Dates/Locations .......... 34 Masonic Digest ...................................... 32 Million Dollar Club ................................. 28 Officers (Elected & Appointed) ............ 44 Raffle ........................................................ 23 Recorder’s Report ................................. 29 Reporter Advertising Rates .................. 9 Sahib Bingo (Every Tuesday) .............. 31 Sahib Building Fund .............................. 26 Sahib Unit leaders (w/ phone numbers) . 44 Sahib Unit News ...................................... 18 Shrine Club Directory ............................ 8 Shrine Club News .................................... 8 Shrine Club leaders (w/phone numbers) 8 Shriners Hospital Contributions ........... 6 Speaker Bureau ...................................... 29

BANKS Iberia Bank, Jules Simon, VP ............... 19 CPAs Terry L. Armentrout, CPA, PA ............... 22 Cavanaugh & Co. LLP ........................... 20 Bobbitt, Pittenger & Company, P.A. ..... 15

CONTRACTORS - IRRIGATION Don Vos Sprinkler Company ................. 20 CONTRACTORS - REMODELING D.R. Coffman Construction Co.. ........... 22 CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Conway Roofing Co., Sid Conway ....... 30 DENTISTS Michael K. McRoyan, DDS .................... 18 FINANCIAL SERVICES Edward Jones, Greg Mills ..................... 31 Hart & Hart Financial Svs, Barry Hart . 22 Strategies for Life, Stef Loisou ............. 47 FUNERAL HOMES Toale Brothers Funeral Homes ............. 43

HOME INSPECTION Independent Home Insp. Srvs. ............. 19

ORTHOPEDIC MEDICINE Advanced SportsMedicine Center ....... 18 PAINTING CONTRACTORS Eric’s Painting & Decorating ................. 18 PLUMBERS & A/C Aqua Services, Inc., Plumbing ............. 18 REAL ESTATE Robbins Assoc., G. David Walters ....... 15 Michael Saunders, Omer Quesnel ....... 43 RESTAURANTS Sahib Shriners Restaurant .................... 3 Terrace on the Green Restaurant ........ 43 SENIOR LIVING & CARE Bahia Oaks Lodge .................................. 27 Comfort Keepers .................................... 29 Villa Grande of Sarasota ....................... 30

Stated Meetings ...................................... 6 Thursday Luncheons ............................. 30 Trust Fund ................................................. 27 SAHIB UNITS Aides ........................................................ 40 Banjo Band .............................................. 40 Clowns ..................................................... 39 Greeters ................................................... 40 Hillbilly Clan 78 ....................................... 9 Kentucky Colonels ................................. 28 King Pins – Pancake Breakfast ............ 39 Legion of Honor ...................................... 28 Mariners ................................................... 28 Model Ts / Classic Cars ......................... 28 Oriental Band .......................................... 40 Pipes and Drums ................................... 40 Provost Guard ......................................... 39

NEW ADVERTISERS IN JUNE Villa Grande of Sarasota ....... 30

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