Shrine Circus Season
Circus Carnival - March 14
Lloyd Center Event - March 28 & 29
Al Kader OASIS
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Al Kader Shriners A.A.O.N.M.S.
25100 SW Parkway Ave. The month of January has flown by. My Lady Carol and I were busy
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-9600 almost every day with one Shrine project or another. The Divan and I
Fax 503-685-5080 installed most of the Club and Unit heads and officers over the last
email firstname.lastname@example.org two months. I think we will have a banner year with all of the Club
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and Units participating in all of our functions and parades through
Potentate...Ard Pratt out the year. We are planning to continue with the Rendezvous with
Chief Rabban...Cecil Hammer the outlying clubs. Try to think of some place fun to go and we will be
Asst. Rabban...Greg Jenkins there.
High Priest & Prophet...Warren Gray
Oriental Guide...William Newhouse At the Sweethearts Social on the 14th of February, we honored our
Shrine widows. We introduced the 32 widows who attended, and
Asst Recorder...JB Dick had four more who had to cancel. It is an Honor to have that many
APPOINTED DIVAN widows who still keep in contact with us. For those outlying Clubs, never Ard Pratt
1st Cer. Master...Ron Ellenson forget your widows and invite them to you Club socials. Potentate 2009
2nd Cer. Master...Dannie Adamson
After the Occasional Grand Lodge held here at the Shrine Center, we had a cold sands initiation
Capt. of the Guard...Ray Glass for 5 Nobles and received 5 more petition's from other Masons. If we keep this trend going we may
Temple Outer Guard...George Hueth be able to have a positive growth year. It is important to encourage all the Masons that you know to
Chaplain... Noel Keister join us in the Shrine. Once they have had a chance to see what we do at the Hospital, they would
Outer Guard...Richard Crist
Outer Guard... Henry Stockhoff
have to be pretty cold not to want to help make our children whole again. It also would not be a bad
Outer Guard...Bill Quier idea to talk to our patients’ fathers and if you find suitable candidates bring them into the fold. Who
Outer Guard...Vic Morton better to tell people about the good that we do than a parent of a child we have or are helping.
Outer Guard...Carey Huckaba
Outer Guard...Joe Maze
Outer Guard...Todd Allen
It's never too early to start making plans for Baker City and the East West Football game. We are
Outer Guard...Scott Freeman going to have a fun time there and will be very busy with all of the activities. The game will start at
POTENTATE'S AIDES 1:00 PM this year so we will have the BBQ after the game rather than before. Plan on being there
Executive Aide - Tom Bland for lots of good food and fellowship.
Chief Aide - Dave Steele
Aides - Frank Brewington, Bob Brown,
Jim Conner, Tom Chappelle, David
We have a chance to have a bus going from the Center to Baker City. If we can get enough
Cramblett, Steve Dunn, Rick Eiden, people to sign up, it will cost about $65 per person if we fill it up. The bus will hold about 44 people.
Robert Goodson, Jack Hipes, Rick If only 35 signed up it would run about $77 each, you could barely drive over for that. If we do have
Laird, Keith Leamon, Pete Ohlman, Bill a bus, it will leave the Center on Thursday, July 30th and return on August 2nd.
Spencer, Claude Weldon, Chris
TEMPLE UNIT STAFF Lady Carol's project this year is to continue to send the Boxes of
Director...Orin Sundeen Love to our troops overseas. We have been told that they have
Staff Officers...John Nerski, plenty of the shampoo and conditioner but need things like socks,
Tom Killion, Gib Thonstad
books, crayons, pencils, and small gifts for children.
Temple Attorney...Richard Lee
Temple Auditor...Brad Henry Mark your calendars for the pre-Circus events, especially the 2009 AL KADER
Facility Manager...Jelmer Blum Circus Kick-off Carnival and the Lloyd Center Circus Kick-off. And
Hosp. Transportation...JB Dick don't forget to wear the Green on St. Patrick’s Day.
Webber C. Harrington, PP -
Ken Jubb - Temple Photographer
This is a note reminding
everyone to return the
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Editor...Dave Johnson or the money.
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An “After St. Patrick’s Day” Irish Social
Al Kader Shrine Center
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Oasis - 5:30 PM Dinner by Daltons
Dinner - 6:30 PM Corned Beef and Cabbage
Program - 7:30 PM with red potatoes
Wear your very Chicken fixed yet
best Irish outfit another way
and your fez and veggies
Child care Dessert is
will be Key lime pie
$20.00 per person
available on request)
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From The Director’s Corner Membership Corner
by Noble Orin Sundeen, 2009 Director of Units by Noble Dave Simpson 503-949-1111
Wow another month has gone by. Here are I was reading a story that touched me deeply, and Iwanted to
some things that will be going on in March. share it with you. I will omit some of the story due to space
The Circus Carnival will be held at the Center limitations here, but if any of you want to know more details, let
on March 14th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, me know and I’ll see you get “the REST of the storey”.
bring your grandkids, great grandkids, or even Nine-year-old boy gets the help he needs to recover
your great great grandkids for fun and When Jessica Free first saw Marius in a Romanian orphanage,
enjoyment. he’d already been there two months. He was horribly burned in a
The Stated meeting will be on March 16th house fire that killed his parents, and suffering great pain. Broken
please attend, as this is your Centerand we hearted and missing his family, he would often cry. Team Marius
need your involvement. was started and fundraising to bring Marius to the United States.”
“It was so tragic. He lost both of his parents in the fire that injured
St. Patrick’s Social will be held on March 21st. Please get your him. But he still had his brother, Ionut, who was working away
reservations in early. The on-line reservations and clothing line is from home when it happened.” With the help of dedicated
now up so you can make them through your computer. friends—and a “miracle” team coordinator in Romania—the Free
The circus promo will be held on March 28th and 29th at the Lloyd family raised enough money, and worked through all the red tape,
Center. We will be showing off some of the motorized units. This to bring Marius and his brother to their home in Mesa, Ariz.
year we will be selling coloring books with an insert program of They soon scheduled an appointment to have Marius evaluated at
the circus. The cost will be $2.00 with $1.00 to go to the Units. We the Los Angeles Shriners Hospital. Free describes the family's
will also be selling Big Dad tickets to the circus for $9.00 and will experience at the hospital as “nothing but amazing.”
have free tickets for children.
Even so, he was a little nervous about being in a hospital again.
The Circus will be on April 4th and 5th at the Memorial Coliseum. So rather than rush into surgeries, the team at the Los Angeles
There are two performances on Saturday the 4th 2:00 PM & 7:00 hospital gave Marius time to play and get familiar with his
PM and one performance on Sunday April 5th at 2:00 PM. There surroundings.
will be a march-in with all the Units. We don't have any parking Continued on page 5
spaces available. We may have some spaces available for other
equipment trailers. The Center will have the van available for
transportation from the Lloyd Center. Some of the members can
also take Max from the Lloyd Center for free.
I strongly urge the motorized units to have their equipment
checked and ready for all the events coming up this year. I do
have the parade schedule and other activities at the next Unit What’s Inside This Month
head meeting on March 26th.
Pote’s Message Page 2
After St. Patricks Day Social Page 3
From the Editor’s Desk Director’s Corner Page 4
by Noble Dave Johnson, Oasis Editor Editor’s Desk Page 4
Membership Page 4
The support for the Oasis continues. I am pleased Recorder’s Report Page 5
to recognize those who sent a check to the Shrine Sweethearts Social Page 6
Center in February with the designation that it was Units News Page 8
Clubs News Page 10
meant for the Oasis. Thanks again! Crab Feed Page 12
Rodger "Buzz” Blanton Ladies News Page 14
Florence Reid Poet Laureate’s Corner Page 14
Jack Hipes Auction Page 15
Chester Schink Stated Meeting Notice Page 16
H W Linker Black Camel Page 16
Robert and Carol Goodson Big Game Photos Page 18
George Hueth Hospital Happenings Page 20
Dave and Lynn Johnson Grand Master’ Gleanings Page 22
Gary Scott Potentate’s Ball Page 23
Al Kader OASIS - March 2009- Page 4
The Recorder's Report And, brethren, please don’t forget our Transportation Fund. We
by Noble Hap Baldwin, Recorder assist families with children from 28 counties in Oregon get to our
Hospitals for treatment. We assist with transportation, housing
We are off to a great start this year. We have had
and meal vouchers This is a huge commitment on our part and it
very good seminars: Divan seminar and Club and
is appreciated immensely by the parents of our Shrine children.
Unit Head seminars in Wilsonville; one in La
My hat is off to all our hard working, dedicated Shrine Masons for
Grande; and one in Prineville. Thank you for the
fulfilling the mission of the Shrine on a daily basis.
wonderful receptions in both Central and Eastern
Oregon. Your Divan and Club & Unit heads have We have lots of fun ahead with parade season just around the
the tools to carry us forward in 2009. That being corner, followed by preparations for the East West Shrine Game
said, don’t hesitate to call if you have a questions in Baker City and Mary’s Peak Trek in Philomath. We have
or situation you can’t address. We are always Socials every month and picnics to look forward to.
here to help. Everything is more fun when doing it with a great group of friends,
This year presents many challenges for all of us. Our troubled i.e., Nobles and their Ladies. Blessings to you all and I hope to
economy will teach us to get back to basics and take care of each hear from you or see you soon at a function.
other. As long as we stand united, we will rise from these times That’s all for this time.
A suggestion was made to me from Noble Steve Herling of
Vancouver, Washington and I think it might be a good idea. If you
The Oasis is now
need help with something, hire a brother that is in need of a job. on-line! Go to:
Put an ad in the Oasis either looking for assistance or offering www.alkadershriners.org
your talents--often there is a Brother who makes his livelihood
doing the everyday things, like plumbing or carpentry, or just
general handyman type things for a home repair job. Let us know
if you need help with transportation to a doctor’s appointment, etc. Membership Corner - Continued from page 4
In keeping with the Grand Master’s February message: Let’s When they decided he had adjusted enough to get started,
“leave no brother or sister behind.” Marius’s first procedures included surgeries that used skin grafts
I would like to ask every Noble in Al Kader to join together with to reconstruct his eyelids, since the fire had destroyed much of
our membership chairman, Noble Dave Simpson, in turning our the tissue around his eyes. Specialists also separated the joints in
membership around. Just to bring you up to date with our year his hands. Amazingly, his toes will eventually be transplanted to
end figures, we ended 2008 with 1,587 regular, affiliated and his hands to act as fingers.
associate members. Our losses for the year were 16 demitted, 80 Today, Marius calls the Free household his home, and he calls
deceased, 34 suspended, one resigned and one Associate Kristin “mom.” He’s learning English and attends computer and
member dropped. That is a 5.21 per cent loss. Members, we gym classes at school.
cannot afford to decrease our membership at this rate and remain
“He goes a few times a week,” shared Free. “It’s a gradual
a healthy organization. Proudly we welcomed 32 new members,
process so the other kids get used to Marius and he can adapt to
received 8 affiliates and 3 associate members and restored 4
them. So far, it’s been great.”
members. And, this year already we did a Cold Sands after
Occasional Grand Lodge and welcomed 5 more new Nobles. The The Free family—and everyone on Team Marius—feel an
new men, brothers & Nobles are our future for what history has overwhelming gratitude for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Kristin
taught us. Let’s keep our newly created members involved and says knowing his medical care is taken care of allows them to
help a brother renew his place in our Shrine activities. focus on other areas of Marius’s life and helping him adjust.
Our work has just begun for 2009. Shriners are “the worlds “The need is huge,” she said. “There is no way we could have
greatest Philanthropy” through our fundraising efforts we are able changed this child’s life, no way we could have given him his life
to provide for our Hospitals, the children put into our care and our back without this gift from Shriners Hospitals for Children.”
members. Our second annual car raffle has started up, and we My brothers and sisters, is there any better reason to be proud to
have an Auction on March 7th with net proceeds going to the be a Shriner? Remember that you can be a part of helping a child
Shrine Hospital. Clubs and Units are planning their various in need. If you know any child who might be able to use help from
fundraisers, and we have Circuses coming to town with BIG DAD one of our hospitals, please let me or any Divan member know
tickets in the mail. the name, and we’ll take it from there.
Remember, if WE don’t do it, who will?
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A good party from the start. The hors d'oeuvres featured smoked salmon and skewered chicken. Noble
Clem Norton played the piano during the Oasis, and The Al Kader Dance Band entertained us. However,
the highlight of the evening came when IS Ard introduced the very special guests--our Shrine Widows.
In attendance were: Ladies Juanita Alf, Nancy Berry, Jean Coates, Elizabeth Cram, Lorraine Donnelly,
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Marilyn Dunn, Nancy Faes, Jan Ferlisi, Sharon Greenstein, Grace Grove, Nellie Hobson, Velna Holgate, Jackie Horton, Elvira Kaufman,
Sharon Kemnitz, Joy Kracke, Doris Kuntz, Blanche McGee, Alta Metcalf, Renata Morales, Mary Morris, Ritchie Muckridge, Florence Reid,
Margaret Schuler, Doris Severson, Gayle Sheer, Margaret Smith, Patricia Stoddard, Jean Stump, Evelyn Vandette, Charlotte Warner,
Donna Watson. Edith Aanderud, Shirley Clergy, Margie Thomsen and Donna Warkentin had to cancel at the last minute.
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AL KADER PATROL We are in the process of getting different jackets as there are not
by Noble Bill Harris enough of the old Oriental jackets large enough to go around. The
Concert Band gave us there blue blazzers and we should have
Past captain Jim Nielsen and Lady Rita are preparing for their trip
them ready in time for the Circus.
to sunny Palm Springs. Have a great trip Jim and Rita. Noble Jim
you owe me another marker. On October 3rd we will again be having our 3rd Annual Oyster
Feed at the Shrine Center. This has been our biggest money
The Patrol’s 2009 installation dinner was held January 25th with
raiser for the year and helps make it possible for us to make the
forty three in attendance, including IS Ard Pratt and Lady Carol,
various parades. Your support in this event is appreciated and we
Chief Rabban Cecil Hammer and Lady Barbara, High Priest &
hope to make this as good an event as the Oriental Band’s Crab
Prophet Warren Gray and Lady Donna. Two honored Ladies,
Feed someday. SO PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS.
Mary Dolan, and Charlotte Warner were our guests. Thanks
Captain Dana and Lady Judy for a beautiful and successful
dinner. E-W SHRINE GAME
by IS Rennie Johnson PP
When: May 8-9, 2009
Where: St Helens, Oregon
Al Kader Patrol had their formal installation of officers on May 8 - Hospitality at Best Western Oak Meadows Inn
Sunday January 25, 2009. The officers are: Captain, Dana
Tawney: 1st Lt., Rich Blizzard; 2nd Lt, Larry Ward 6:30 PM Dinner at Columbia County Shrine Club
Congratulations to Noble Rich Blizzard the 2008 Patrolman of the 7:30 PM Program (to include Columbia County Players and
Year. Rich was recognized for his continuing support of the Coaches). Also a Speaker from the Hospital.
Patrol’s activities. Rich also served as the 2008 Patrol Secretary. May 9 - Breakfast at Columbia County Shrine Club
Captain Dana Tawney presented past Captain, Bill Harris a 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
plaque thanking him for his two years as Patrol Captain. Meeting at 8:30 AM
The Patrol will serve as honor guard for the installation of Nydia Cost $10.00 each includes hospitality, dinner and breakfast.
Temple No. 4 Daughters of the Nile. Our own Lady Paulette Please make your hotel reservations at the Oak Meadows Inn by
Schlee, will be installed as Queen. The installation will be at 2:00 April 18th. Special Rate for Columbia County Shrine.
PM, March 15th, at the Scottish Rite Temple.
Best Western Oak Meadow Inn
The circus promotion at the Lloyd Center is March 28th and 29th. 585 So. Columbia River Hwy (#30)
The Patrol will be there with our jeep. The Shrine Circus is April St. Helens, OR 97051
4th and 5th. Later, we will be getting our jeep and people hauler 503 397-3000 Fax 503 397-2782
ready for the upcoming parade season.
Looking for a Shrine Unit to join? You and your Lady are invited to Columbia County Shrine Club Building
our March 2nd meeting at the Shrine Center. Attitude adjustment 315 No. 18th Street
at 5:30 PM, meeting at 6:00 PM. Ladies project at 6:00 PM. Pot St Helens, OR 97051
luck dinner and fellowship after the meeting.
There is RV parking at the Columbia County Shrine Building and
also near the Best Western Motel, please contact Rennie John-
CALLIOPE CORPS son 360-891-0636 or 360-624-0117 for details.
by Tony Mortensen E-mail for Rennie Johnson -- email@example.com
Well another year is under way and we hope to participate in most The Best Western is on the same highway as Columbia County
of the parades again this year. We had a very good year last year Shrine Bldg. - just travel north on Hwy 30 less than a mile. We
making 14 parades and hoping to do as well this year. look forward to serving the East West Shrine Committee. Colum-
We lost two of our members in the last year, Pat Sweeny and bia County Shrine Club.
Larry O'Dell and both of them will be missed. We have also
gained two new members, Jesse Jones and Russel Michaels.
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CONCERT BAND DESERT PATROL
by Noble Clem Norton by Lady Nora Timm
The Concert Band held its annual dinner meeting on Monday, The first Monday of February found the Desert Patrol at the
January 19 at the Wilsonville Shrine Center. We were honored to Shrine Center with about 22 members and wives present, sharing
have as our guests IS Ard Pratt, Chief Rabban Cecil Hammer and a potluck dinner. Our next meeting will be March 2, 6:00 PM for
High Priest and Prophet Warren Grey, who swore in the 2009 another potluck dinner at the Shrine Center. Anyone who would
officers of the band. The band thanks Noble Durwood Jaeger for like to join our fun group to play on an ATV is welcome to come
his hard work during the past year as president, and looks forward "try us on for size." There are a few ATVs available for new
to the leadership of Noble Richard Green during 2009. members.
MEET YOUR BAND. Our featured bandsman this month is Captain Dave shared a list of all the parades that he hopes will
Warren F. Cook. Warren started playing clarinet in the 4th grade have a fine representation from the group.
at Garden Home Elementary School, taking lessons at (Brother) IS Dan Moyer PP will be in charge of a 'clean-up tune-up' day to
Don Wunn's music store. His musical education was supported by be scheduled prior to the March 21st and 22nd Lloyd Center
his uncle, Jackie Souders, a well-known Seattle big band leader Circus Promo weekend. We have been asked to bring 2 ATVs into
and booking agent, who had the Horace Hite Band and the 1962 the Mall to promote the Shrine Circus.
Seattle World Fair Band with Gracie Hanson.
Our Ladies will decorate for the Valentines Day Social. If you have
In the 7th grade his band director, Phil McGriff, said he needed a any 2008 Mustang Raffle tickets left over, they must be returned
drummer, so Warren moved to percussion, which carried him immediately and any outstanding monies need to be turned in so
through his band days at Beaverton High School under the a final accounting can be completed.
direction of Al Robertson and Hal Swafford. Upon graduation, he
was awarded a music education fellowship at the University of Several members went to the Portland Auto show to sell lots of
Portland, planning to teach music at the high school level upon this year’s Mustang raffle tickets. They are available for all Nobles
graduation. He took percussion lessons from (Noble) Don Worth, (and Ladies) to sign out and sell to friends, family, neighbors, etc.
and learned the basics of brass and woodwind instruments. If you know of a gathering of car enthusiasts, take your tickets
and sell, sell, sell!! They are always willing to buy a chance on a
While at the University, Warren felt he needed a change. A mentor new car.
advised him to look into criminal justice work, so in 1967 he joined
the Portland Police Reserves, and then went into the Washington Noble Frank Ross is home from the hospital and improving slowly.
County Sheriff's Office, and in 1968 was appointed as Deputy Please keep him in your prayers.
Sheriff with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. He held
positions from Deputy Sheriff up through Captain, working the
majority of this time in corrections. He retired in 2000 with the
rank of Captain after 33 great years in service. He also served
part time as a Deputy U.S. Marshall, which was very close to his
heart, as he had a great uncle who was the first U.S. Marshall in
the Territory of Oregon. Warren teaches at Portland Community
College and does criminal justice consulting throughout the
He was a member of Beaverton DeMolay, rising to Master
by Noble John P. Smith
Councilor. He was raised in Orenomah Lodge #177 and became
Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1994. He is a Scottish Rite A flying carpet is soaring about spreading the word that our village
Mason, and he became a Noble in Al Kader in 1998. He says "I had another fun and bejewelled crab feed this year. Thank you to
enjoy serving the Shrine through my percussion work with the all attendees and workers who made it so.
Concert Band and the Dance Band. I am known as "the drummer Welcome to our many new-er members. Our tent greet them as
who reads music!" they are our future. Our mystical tunes and arid melodies would
Parade season is coming! The first will be in the The Dalles on be akin to the blowing sands without them. Though we may, at
April 25th, so for all of your good "claquers," it is time to practice times, sound more like a herd of camels we also bring frolic and
up on your waves and cheers. More about "claquers" next month. togetherness.
Fine for now. The end of March revels with another LNO. We will host our wives
at a Ladies Night Out feast and fest.
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COLUMBIA COUNTY SHRINE CLUB GRESHAM SHRINE CLUB
by Noble Ron Ellenson by Noble Don Slezak
The CCSC meet in the St. Helens Shrine building for its regular Our next meeting will be March 18, 2009 at the M & M Restau-
February Meeting. rant, 137 N Main, Gresham. The cost is $14.00 per person. The
After a hearty beef stew buffet dinner served by President Noble business meeting will be at 6:15 PM, the Oasis starts at 5:30 PM
Jim Ziegler and Lady Jean the meeting agenda items were and dinner at 6:45 PM.
discussed with a review of the E-W All-star dinner and regional It is March, so that means the dinner will be corned beef and
meetings highlighted. We are anticipating a good attendance and cabbage. Of course you can always order from the menu if you
an excellent opportunity to honor the players and coaches from prefer.
Columbia County. The speaker is Ron Weinman. He is with Clackamas and will give
Fundraising opportunities were also discussed and a Sunday us an update on the Sunrise Freeway. This is a project that was
breakfast at the Shrine building and an extension of the St. supposed to start a couple of years ago. By the time it gets
Helens parade picnic were ideas for consideration. completed, cars will probably be outlawed in the region. However,
it should make a beautiful bike path.
HELP NEEDED Get your reservation in by March 16, 2009. All you have to do is
Volunteers Needed for the Shriners call Donna Dennis at 503-665-3955 or Betty Stowell at 503-666-
Hospital for Children. Drivers needed. 6134. Reservations are very important to the restaurant and the
You need not be a Shriner to fill this Club.
important need. Must be at least 21 years old, in We always have an update on all Shrine activities so come on out
good health, possess a valid drivers license (any so you won’t miss anything.
state) and have a good driving record. Contact All Shriners and their Ladies are welcome, and be sure to wear
Christina Paggetti at (503) 221-3426 or email at your fez!
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NORTHEAST SHRINE CLUB Also at the January meeting we made some other major decisions
by Lady Peg Schuler, Reporter that may cost the club some money so I am sorry if you were not
March greetings to all. May the luck of the Irish be with ye all. The there to vote on some of them. First off, we voted on sponsoring a
Northeast Shrine Club will meet at the Refectory Restaurant on page in the Shrine Circus Coloring Book again this year. I believe
122nd and Halsey on March 11, 2009. Socialize and register at that is going to set us back about $600.00. We have done this
5:30 PM, and at 6:30 PM dinner will be served.. every year and it is always for a good cause – our Shrine Hospi-
tals for Children. Let us always keep that goal in mind as we go
Our menu will be an Irish type dinner--Corned Beef or the
about our club and unit activities.
alternate will be baked white fish. The salads are tossed greens
or cottage cheese and fruit. Next you need to get your planning calendars out and mark a
couple of important dates. The first date is Wednesday, August
Be sure to make your reservations with our telephone Lady,
19, 2009. That will be the Shrine Club picnic. Again we are
Peggy Schuler 503-287-6627, and of course do be sure to let her
planning of having it at Cook Park in Tigard, the same location as
know if you find you must cancel. Bring your family or friends,
last years event. Remember the rain storm and yours truly trying
they are welcome.
to get a fire going to cook hotdogs and hamburgers. Was that fun,
Our speaker this meeting will be Lady Nancy Berry, President of or what?
the Forget Me Nots, (the widows club).Several of us enjoy this
The next date to put in your planner is Sunday, September 13,
group and having lunch once a month together at a special
2009. We are going to do the Shrine Club sponsored Crab Louis
Dinner again at the Al Kader Shrine Center in Wilsonville. Last
Take care and do enjoy the sunshine when we get it. year’s crab dinner was great but we got off to a slow start and
ticket sales were less than many of us were hoping for. Let’s see
SANTIAM SHRINE CLUB if we can’t do better this year. Remember that this is not just for
by Noble Noble Stan Miller Shriners so get your friends, neighbors, and associates involved
Greetings Nobles. Wow, what a great meeting this past month and get tickets in their hands early. I promise you that this will be
with all the members of Salem Shrine Club joining us for our a sell-out event this year.
monthly meeting. It’s hoped this is a tradition which can carry on The next general meeting of the Tualatin Valley Shrine Club will
for many years to come. They have also invited us to help with be at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. We will gather at
the Shrine Circus here in Salem. the Beaverton Elks for lunch and a short business meeting.
With the players now selected, it was decided to have the
East/West Shrine Football Banquet on the 17th of May. Cost will
be $10 for a fine Swiss Steak dinner. We again invite any local Don't forget your
Nobles to come out and join us each month at Neufeldt’s in
Aumsville on the 2nd Monday of each month. Masonic Roots
Visit a Blue Lodge
TUALATIN VALLEY SHRINE CLUB
by Noble Herb Richardson
Well I, for one, have had enough snow and cold and I think it is
now time to look forward to spring. It’s only three weeks away so Proofreaders’ Contest
hang on folks. I’m sorry that I had to miss the February meeting of Noble Clem Norton, and
the Shrine Club at the Beaverton Elks but I can imagine there was Noble Orin and Lady Jan
a good turn-out and the meal and meeting went according to plan.
Sundeen submitted entries
I understand that Peter Stidd was going to have a “story time” so I
will be looking forward to hearing how that went.
for the February issue. Their
names have been entered into
At the meeting of the Tualatin Valley Shrine Club on January 21st
IS Ard Pratt and Noble Bernie Stanfill administered the oath of
office and installed the new officer for 2009. They are: The February issue is closed. However, a
President, Bob Strong; 1st Vice President, Peter Stidd; 2nd Vice whole new set of errors has been hidden in
President, None; Secretary, Herb Richardson; Treasurer Walter this issue. We will be offering a pair of free
Peters (not present). Social dinners for the winner this year.
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Oriental Band Crab Feed and will try to defend their World Champions title, currently at
by IS Bob Walliker PP eight successive years.
This year’s Oriental Band crab feed was another resounding
success. Harrington Hall was filled to capacity as Nobles, Ladies
and members of the public came to enjoy the games of chance,
the raffle with super prizes and the scrumptious fresh cracked
crab – with slaw, bread, beans and all the fixings. Of course
libation was a given and by the mood of the crowd, everyone had
a great time. Kathy and I sat at the Hospital table where we
enjoyed the company of staff and volunteers alike. It was nice to
visit among friends and to also see the community support that
the Band has created over the past few years. People are looking
forward to the event next year.
I must say the Oriental Band has this down to a fine science and
by word of mouth and repeat customers, they may have to do a
two day event next year. Our auctioneer, IS Bud James PP, was
very funny with his quick quips and comebacks. This year there
were some neat prizes. Kathy and I did not win anything, but had
fun trying. It was well worth a quick return from the E-W Game
Committee meeting in Prineville- a great time and a great cause –
support of our Band.
The Oriental Band wisely uses the funds they make to pay for
their travel to compete at WASOB (Western Association of Shrine
Oriental Bands) and other functions, like the Game in Baker City
each year. This year they will compete at WASOB in California,
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Harrington Hall was filled to capacity as Nobles, Ladies and members of the public came to enjoy the games of chance, the raffle with super
prizes and the scrumptious fresh cracked crab – with slaw, bread, beans and all the fixings.
Al Kader OASIS - March 2009 - Page 13
Nydia Temple No. 4 Al Zahrah Court #58
Daughters of the Nile Ladies Oriental Shrine
by Queen Joan Blizzard by Lady Phyllis Brewington
February was a very busy month at Nydia Please join us for our 2009 Installation.
Temple. At our stated session, Princess Chaplain, Coleen Howard The LOS Installation will be held on April 19th at 2:00 PM in the
directed our beautiful Memorial Service, assisted by 12 Ladies of Blue Lodge Room at the Scottish Rite Temple---1525 SW Yamhill,
the household and three Past Queens. There was not a dry eye to Portland, Or.
be found in the room during this very moving tribute to our
Reception to follow.
departed Princesses, who have gone ahead.
On February 10th, the Ladies braved the blowing snow to The Forget Me Nots
accompany Supreme Queen Muriel Knapp, from Hatasu No. 1 in By Lady Nancy Berry
Seattle to the Shrine Hospital during her Official Visit to Nydia
Temple. The Ladies were greeted by Gareth Duggan a member of There was a group of 22 Ladies who enjoyed our January
the Board of Governors, and Christine Pagetti, Volunteer luncheon visit by the Al Kader Potentate Ard Pratt and his lovely
Coordinator of the Shrine Hospital. Captain Dana Tawney and the Lady Carol. The Forget Me Nots were invited to be the guests of
Al Kader Patrol formed an Honor Guard and raised Supreme Al Kader at the Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Social. We so
Queen Muriel’s personal American Flag which she has had flown appreciated the personal invitation extended by IS Ard and many
over all the Shrine Hospitals she has visited. It was a very moving of us attended this special event. We thank you both for the
and solemn moment with the snow gently falling and the flag Shrine pins we received and Carol, the chocolates were deca-
flying in the breeze. After the ceremony, everyone enjoyed a dent!. Please try to visit us again if your schedule permits. You
delightful lunch and a great tour of the hospital. are both always welcome. We enjoyed our tasty lunches at the
Newport Bay Seafood Grill at Mall 205 and the servers and
Her Supreme Majesty viewed Nydia Temple’s Ceremonial at the restaurant personnel did their usual excellent job taking good care
Scottish Rite Center. The floor work was lovely. Nydia was of us. There was never an empty coffee cup!
honored to welcome into our fold three new Princesses: Pamela
Anderson, Tracey Brawley and Kristin Cramblett. The Ceremonial Our March luncheon will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, the
ended with a great performance by the Nydia Patrol, 12 strong, in 25th at:
their new drill. Such precision, what footwork. Nice Job Ladies. Heidi’s
After the Patrol’s performance they lead everyone to the 1230 N. Cleveland Ave
auditorium for the PADIR Extravaganza called “Imagine “!! 14 Gresham, OR
PADIR Ladies put on a performance of a life-time, with a real Anyone who is not on our calling or Email list and would like to
Oriental Flavor, complete with a Lion Dance! (Please note this join us, please call Laura Hylton @ 503-289-8770 or Florence
group is available to take their show on the road). Supreme Reid @ 360-256-5003 so we will know how many to plan on.
Queen Muriel was over-whelmed with the production. There is no charge should you be unable to attend.
In her remarks following dinner, the gracious Supreme Queen
Muriel was truly touched by everything that was done on her
behalf. She said she was so glad to be back in the Pacific Poet Laureate’s
Northwest, and that the only place she ran into snow and ice, was Corner
here in Seattle and Portland. She was especially touched that by W. Dale Burkett
Nydia had given her the FIRST ever unanimously approved
honorary membership in our temple. March 2009
In March, we will hold our annual election and a new Queen of Wind is blowing through the trees,
Nydia Temple No. 4, will be elected. Every Daughter of the Nile is Their branches snap and pop.
encouraged to attend the March Stated Session, because The icy cold of winter,
following our meeting Queen Joan will hold her “Queen’s May it never, never stop.
Appreciation Tea” as a special thank you to all the Princesses for
all their work and help in making her year so special. Please join The Ides of March upon us,
us to you “Good-Bye to Queen Joan and a Hearty Hello to the We like it, even so,
new Queen-Elect Paulette Schlee”. Mark your calendars for Looking forward to an early spring,
March 15th at 1:00 PM for the Installation of Nydia Temple After the winter’s snow....
Daughters of the Nile at the Scottish Rite Center.
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for Children - Portland
Al Kader Shriners Center
Saturday March 7, 2009
Doors open at 5:30 PM
No host bar
Silent auction from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Buffet dinner at 7:30 PM - featuring roast pork loin
with applesauce; chicken cordon bleu and
Live auction to follow dinner
Cost: tickets on sale for $20 for admission to event and dinner
Please come and support the event.
All net proceeds are for the support of Shriners Hospitals
for Children - Portland Unit.
All items donated for the auction are tax deductable.
Your Unit or Club can help by obtaining auction items or selling tickets.
Call the Center Office for tickets at 503-682-4420
Contact our Chairman, Chief Rabban Cecil Hammer or a member of the Divan.
Cecil’s number is 503-557-1774 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to purchase a table (eight people), cost is $150.
If you have a suggestion of a person or a company to whom we can send a
letter of invitation, please call or email Chief Rabban Hammer.
Al Kader OASIS - March 2009 - Page 15
64th Annual Golf Tournament Be A Sponsor For The 64th Annual
August 21, 2009 Al Kader Shrine Golf Tournament
The Al Kader 64th Annual Golf Scramble will August 21, 2009
be held at the Oregon City Golf Course which Course Sponsors - $750.00. Being a course
is located at 20124 S. Beavercreek Road in sponsor entitles you to have a large advertising
Oregon City. Just take the Molalla exit off banner displayed at the Clubhouse and a
I-205 and turn left on Beavercreek which is at banner along the street adjacent to the
the top of the hill. The course is located just course. You will also receive a quarter page ad
east of the Oregon City High School on the in 6 issues of the Al Kader Oasis within the
North side of the road. next year. You provide the ad copy. This is a
$960.00 value if purchased separately. The
This year‛s tournament will be different. All
Oasis has a monthly circulation of over 2,000.
Lady golfers are welcome. You can team up
You will also receive a plaque to display at your
with your husband or boy friend or other
Ladies. Whatever you feel comfortable with.
All the Ladies will tee off from the red tees
Hole Sponsors - $100.00. A hole sponsor has a
on all holes and are eligible to win the long
sign by the tee on the hole of their choice.
drives and KP‛s. The team prizes are the same
Your name will be listed at the course and
as last year. A Shrine team must consist of at
acknowledged in the Oasis.
least 2 Shriners.
Remember we are limited to 144 players and
the places are going fast. Don‛t wait until the
last minute because the entry fee goes up Address ____________________________
after the August 17th if there are any spots City ______________State ____ Zip _____
left. Entries are processed on a first come
Telephone Number (____) ____-_________
first served basis. You must send money with
your entry form.
Course Sponsor $750.00 or
The shotgun start is at 7:30 AM with check in
at 7:00 AM. Coffee and doughnuts will be Hole Sponsor $100.00 (Hole # ____)
available in the clubhouse. The prizes will be
awarded after the catered lunch from Busters Please make your check payable to:
BBQ. There are long drives by age and some- Al Kader Shrine Golf
thing on all of the par threes. Low gross team
25100 SW Parkway Ave
prizes will be the same as last year. Golf balls
are given for team birdies and eagles. There Wilsonville, OR 97070
will be a limit on the golf balls awarded per 503-682-4420
Your entry fee gets you 18 holes of golf with a
cart, lunch, 2 drinks, a sleeve of logo balls and Nobles you can get a 10% commission for your
a raffle ticket for the door prizes. Get a team Club or Unit for each non-Shrine organization
together or sign up by yourself and we will put sponsor you signup. This can be any business or
a team together for you. fraternal group.
For more forms call 503-682-4420.
Entry forms will be in the Oasis or you can get
one from the Shrine Center by calling 503-
682-4420. Any questions you have will be
answered at this number also. Unit _________________________
Al Kader OASIS - March 2009 - Page 16
Annual “Q” Mother's NOTICE OF
Day FlowerSale STATED MEETING
Make the Ladies in your life happy and support
the Transportation Fund at the same time!
Purchase one of the three 10” hanging bas-
kets, shown below, by Hart‛s Nursery ($20). Monday, March 16, 2009
Flowers will be available at the Shrine Center
Tuesday, May 5th – in time for Mother‛s Day. 5:30 PM
Orders must be placed by Friday, May 1st.
Al Kader Shrine - AAONMS
NET PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE AL KADER
HOSPITAL TRANSPOTRATION FUND Shrine Center - Wilsonville, Oregon
2009 Dues Card Required
Doors open at 5:00 PM
By Order of: Ard Pratt, Potentate
10” Mixed Victorian 10” Calibrachoa Tinker Bells Attest: Hap Baldwin, Recorder
For orders or more
information contact: Al Kader Shrine Presents
Program Chairman: Our Fourth Annual
503-698-5430 Circus Kickoff Carnival
Saturday, March 14, 2009
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Al Kader Shrine Center
Fun, Games, Food, Prizes, Photos
Bring the Kids!!
Walter J. Hickmon
Earl T. Lawhead
Lawrence W. O’Dell
Irving C. Stevens
William F. Wagner
Al Kader OASIS - March 2009 - Page 17
THE BIG GAME
by IS Mel Hervey PP - Guest Reporter
Something has happened with the Super Bowl…the
games have become exciting; or could it be the atmo-
sphere in which it is viewed.
For the third year Al Kader has been the place to be for
that big game…FREE beer FREE food GREAT friends
can’t get much better than that.
This year I was asked to be a judge in the 3rd Annual
Chili Cook Off. Now it is FREE beer, FREE food and
CHILI… now it does not get any better. Noble George
Hueth walked away with the award for BEST Chili. The
runners-up were the Stanfills, better luck next time
Bernie, Shirley once again prevailing…
IS Ard and his Lady Carol were gracious hosts, THANK
YOU, it was fun and the “prize” I received at the end of
the game was, well how do I say it…rewarding.
We have a great Fraternity with so many events to enjoy.
I know it is not possible to attend all events so we have
to pick and choose. My advice is to put this event on
your calendar for next year. (I hope our Chief Rabban
gets the hint). I am laying down a challenge to George,
Shirley and Bernie...watch out for the Hervey Chili
Al Kader OASIS - March 2009 - Page 18
Shriners Hospitals Rated One of the
Shriners Hospitals for Children
ranked as one of the top three most-
trusted nonprofit organizations in a
recent survey of wealthy individuals
conducted by the Luxury Institute, an
independent research firm.
The New York City-based Luxury
Institute conducts a variety of
impartial surveys and research to
guide and educate extremely affluent
individuals and the companies that
market to them on trends, net-worth
consumer rankings, and ratings of
luxury brands and best practices.
This was the first year the
institute conducted its Luxury Brand
Trust Index survey of nonprofit
organizations, said Martin Swanson,
the firm’s vice president of business
Shriners Hospitals for Children Shriners Hospitals for Children is dedicated to improving the lives of children through pediatric specialty care,
ranked third among the most-trusted innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. This one-of-a-kind health care system helps kids with
orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate defy the odds, at no charge.
nonprofits. Children’s Hospital of
Philadelphia ranked first, and St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital ranked
“Being recognized as one of service, being innovators and leaders, “We should all be very proud of
the top most-trusted nonprofit using the highest legal, ethical and the fact that Shriners Hospitals has
organizations demonstrates that the moral standards, and being good received such a high ranking by this
medical care provided by Shriners corporate citizens. Fourteen of the group of individuals,” said Semb.
Hospitals is highly regarded and nonprofits included in the survey “Their trust in our hospitals and
respected,” said Ralph Semb, were medical institutions or health- our mission reinforces the fact that
president and chief executive officer related organizations. all our 22 Shriners Hospitals have
of Shriners Hospitals for Children. “High-net-worth consumers are been successful in honoring our
“That’s a great honor for us.” the largest donors and are expecting – number-one commitment to provide
A sample of 1,666 consumers with even demanding – measurable results, exceptional specialty treatment to
an average income of $348,000 and transparency, lack of conflicts of children who need it, at no charge.”
an average net worth of $3.7 million interest and fiscal responsibility from
was asked to participate in the online nonprofits,” said Milton Pedraza, www.shrinershospitals.org
survey. Respondents rated 41 national the Luxury Institute’s chief financial
nonprofit organizations on several officer.
factors, including trustworthiness for
delivering superior quality, customer
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HOSPITAL HAPPENINGS-PORTLAND the work horse that moves material such as ironwork, trusses,
by Lady Pat Grennan, Director of Community Affairs concrete and equipment about the job site. Although Mother
Nature temporarily shut down the task of getting the crane erected
It is with great pleasure that the Board of Governors announce the
on the north side of the hospital due to high winds for 3 days, by
appointment of Suzanne Diers, RN, MN as the new Director of
Tuesday January 20th, the crane was finally in place and ready
Patient Care Services (DPCS) at Shriners Hospitals for Children
for the official state certification and inspection. Each week brings
Portland. The Board is confident that under Suzanne’s leadership,
us closer to the completion of the project, a highly anticipated
Shriners Hospitals for Children Portland will continue to provide
celebration for all!
high quality care for our patients who seek our services from
throughout the Pacific Northwest. Suzanne’s appointment is
effective February 9th, 2009. Suzanne has more than 15 years of
experience at Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles as Director of
Medical – Surgical Services and Manager of the Bone Marrow
Transplant Unit. As a nurse since 1978, Suzanne brings a depth of
experience in direct patient care, management of medical units and
leadership for departments including Nursing Services, Outcomes
Management and Peri-Operative Services.
While at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, her primary responsi-
bilities were for planning, directing and evaluating the operations of With an eye to guiding the clinical and business activities of the
the medical-surgical units. She brings in-depth experience with Portland Hospital over the next five years, the Board of Governors
accreditation surveys, planning for new inpatient spaces, imple- approved a strategic plan this past November. Many factors
mentation of electronic medical records systems and using quality prompted the Board to take this step including the uncertain
data to improve care and as part of the Magnet status application. economy, the expansion project and the needs of Shriners
Suzanne brings a track record of facilitating strong collaborative patients, volunteers and employees. Many people from through-
relationships between departments and disciplines. out the hospital, including the research department, helped draft
Complementing Suzanne’s acceptance of the DPCS position is the the plan. The plan identified steps to take in four different areas-
promotion of Sonia Bouchard, OTR-L, MPH to the newly created stewardship, organizational efficiency, clinical excellence and
role of Director of Clinical Support Services. Sonia will represent market demand – to maintain and improve the Hospital’s reputa-
those clinical care areas, such as the Rehabilitation, Orthotics and tion among pediatric hospitals. The Board has also adopted
Prosthetics, Radiology and Nutrition Services departments. The procedures to see that the plan is implemented according to an
Board of Governors thanks Greg Sabin, Manager Inpatient Unit, for approved time table and that it is periodically updated.
his willingness to take on the added responsibilities of interim In adopting this plan, the Board approved for the Portland hospital
Director of Patient Care Services over the past several months. a revised mission statement. For the first time, all Shriners
Greg brought his calm, level headed management style to the Hospitals share in the same mission, emphasizing similar areas of
Director position during this interim period. His help during the last care and service. This revised statement calls upon Shriners
four months is greatly appreciated by all who worked with and for Hospitals to
• Provide the highest quality of care to children with musculosk-
“The construction on the hospital’s expansion and renovation eletal conditions, burn injuries, and other special health care
project continues to go according to schedule.” States Keith needs within a compassionate, family centered and collaborative
Rogers, Facilities Director. One of the main steps in this multi-year care environment.
project is the process of securing adequate power supply for the • Provide for the education of physicians and other health care
additional 66,000 square feet of the expansion. Sounds simple, professionals.
right? Yet, to get this additional power supply, the hospital’s • Conduct basic, translational, and clinical research to discover
electrical transformer that supplies the current building needed to new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life
be relocated and upgraded. On Saturday January 10th, Portland of children and families
General Electric cut power to the building to complete the upgrade.
As the year moves along, further information about the hospital’s
During this downtime, the hospital ran on the emergency generator
strategic plan will be shared with our supporting Centers. Working
power supply without incident. It went so smoothly that this
together with this plan as guidance, Shriners, hospital employees
upgrade, anticipated to take approximately 12 hours, was accom-
and supporters can ensure that children throughout the Pacific
plished in 8 hours. Proceeding along, during the next weekend
Northwest will continue to be served in a family centered world
began the erection of the 250 foot tower crane. This crane will
class healthcare facility.
remain in place for the remainder of the expansion project and is
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Grand Master Gleanings I tip my Grand Master Top Hat to everyone at the Al Kader Shrine
By MWB Bob Richmond, Grand Master Center for hosting the Portland Occasional Grand Lodge on
January 17th. Over 150 people enjoyed a tasty lunch and the
This report centers on the many good Oregon Shrine events I’ve
entire event went well from start to finish. The Shrine Center
enjoyed during my tenure as Grand Master. Things began on a
certainly serves as a well equipped, well staffed, and well located
high note with the Imperial Shrine Session in St. Louis where IS
facility for use by all members of the Masonic Family.
Dan, PP presented me with my Al Kader “Grand Master” Fez.
Lady Joyce and I appreciated the many courtesies extended to us I thank all of my Shrine Brothers throughout Oregon for sustained
by IS Dan and Lady Jennifer and the Divan as well as IS Jack zeal and support of the World’s Greatest Philanthropy, the Shrine
Adams, PP and Lady Carole and the Hillah Divan. We enjoyed Hospitals for Children! Thanks, too, for helping make my year
everything, most especially the brotherly love and Shrine fellow- such a memorable experience!
ship that prevailed. I wish everyone could have seen the purple
shirted Al Kaderites marching in the Really BIG Shrine Parade on
that balmy summer evening!
The next outstanding event happened on the entire weekend of If you have any extra
the East-West Shrine Football Game in Baker City Bob’s home- yarn for Noble John
town. This historic Game ranks in my estimation as the top McClellan and friends to
Masonic charitable project in Oregon. The close cooperation turn into caps, slippers,
among all of the participants, including the entire Baker City and ear warmers please
community, always results in raising thousands of dollars for the bring to the Shrine
Shrine Hospital and creating a million dollars of good will! Center office. All goods
Then on September 13th we dedicated the cornerstone for the made are delivered to
$75 million dollar addition to the Portland Shrine Hospital. What a the Shrine Hospital for
wonderful day for Oregon Shriners! The strong words of support Children in Portland.
for Blue Lodge Masonry spoken by Imperial Potentate, Doug
Maxwell during the Ceremony can only be described as “uplifting!”
Everything that occurred that day made me feel both humble and Boxes of Love
proud to be a Shrine Mason! First Lady Carol has announced that her Project this year will be
I accompanied Lady Joyce and a group of Grand Lodge Officers to continue Al Kader’s “Boxes of Love” tradition for our troops
and District Deputy Ladies on a most informative tour and overseas. Details of “get-togethers” to sort and pack the boxes
luncheon at the Portland Shrine Hospital on January 16. These will follow.
Ladies, and others who were unable to attend, agreed to partici-
pate in a project to sew Hospitality Bags. These colorful bags are
given to the children when they enter the Hospital so they can
carry their “stuff” on their wheelchairs.
Special thanks to Deputy Grand Master, Art Bush, and the Grand Boxes of Love
Officers, Deputies, and their Ladies for accompanying Lady Joyce
and me at the Installation of IS Ard Pratt and the Al Kader Divan.
We enjoyed the gala evening and agreed that it was a great way
to begin a New Year! In preparation; what kinds of items should be included in Al
Kader’s “Boxes of Love” for the servicemen? There is an exhaus-
tive list at: http://www.tsha.cc/GiftBoxSuggestions.htm
Include encouraging notes, your e-mail address, local news,
Music CD's, books on CD, hand held games, cookies, jam,
granola, energy bars, skittles (they don't melt), magazines, etc.
Hard candy and school supplies will get distributed to the local
children. Let your imagination be your guide!
if you have relations or friends, who are active in the service and
overseas, you can send in their names and addresses and we will
get a love package off to them sometime this year. We will need
MWB Bob Richmond, IS Ard and RWB Art Bush at the OGL a complete address.
recently hosted by Al Kadeer Shriners
Al Kader OASIS - March 2009 - Page 22
Red, White and Blue Social
Al Kader Shriners Center
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The Potentate’s Ball
5:00 PM - Oasis in the Menu
new upstairs Prime Rib
asembly area or
5:45 PM - March-in Salmon
6:15 PM - Dinner (Vegetarian Entre’
Entertainment by the
Al Kader Concert Band Price is
$30.00 per person
Dress is Formal and
Men in tuxes and fez every one will
Ladies in gowns receive a nice gift.
available. Reserve on-line at
Please advise http://alkadershriners.org/
of number or call the Shrine Center
and ages at 503-682-4420
Al Kader OASIS - March 2009 - Page 23
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CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS
Please note that all dates and events shown here are subject to change without notice
March 2009 April 2009 May 2009
Saturday, March 14 Saturday, April 4 Saturday, May 2
Circus Kickoff Carnival Shrine Circus 2:00 & 7:00 PM Newport Loyalty Days
Shrine Center Portland Memorial Coliseum 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sunday, April 5 Friday-Saturday, May 8-9
Sunday, March 15 Shrine Circus 2:00 PM East-West Football
Daughters of the Nile Portland Memorial Coliseum Committee Meeting
Installation Thursday, April 16 Saturday, May 9
Scottish Rite - 1:00 PM “Q” Meeting 21-40 Club
Monday, March 16 Saturday, April 18 Casino Night
Stated Meeting - 5:30 PM Shriner’s Ball - Shrine Center Saturday, May 16
Thursday, March 19 5:30 PM Social- Shrine Center
“Q” Meeting Sunday, April 19 5:30 PM
Saturday, March 21 Ladies Oriental Shrine Monday, May 18
Social - Shrine Center - 5:30 PM Installation - 2:00 PM Stated Meeting - 5:30 PM
Thursday, March 26 Saturday, April 25 Thursday, May 21
Unit Head Meeting - 6:00 PM Parade - The Dalles “Q” Meeting
Saturday-Sunday, March 28-29 Thursday, April 30 Friday-Saturday, May 22-23
LLoyd Center Circus Kick-off Unit Head Meeting - 6:00 PM Candidates’ Hospital Visit &
Thursday, May 28
Unit Head Meeting - 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 30
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