VOLUME LXXXIV • NUMBER 6 JUNE 2011 MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA • www.zuhrah.org
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and find it necessary to close the Shrine Center each week on Thursday. Laurel E Dunlap
At this time, we do not know if this is a temporary or permanent
change and we will continue to monitor Unit and Club activity at the Shrine
Center to help us determine appropriate staffing for the
Shrine Center building usage.
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Effective Monday, February 15, 2010, the Zuhrah Shrine Committee
administrative office will be closed on Thursdays.
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A new sign-out system has
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It is very helpful to Zuhrah for you to utilize these Milt Bernu, Chairman
efficiency measures and it is very much appreciated. or by phone at 612-483-0664
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From the Potentate The
BIRAK – JUNE 22 & 23,
WILLMAR - SEPTEMBER 16 & 17,
MINNEAPOLIS - OCT. 20–23
We have kicked off the Circus
Advertising sales at the May meeting of
the Unit and Club Heads.This is a very
important part of our overall revenue
stream.All proceeds from the program
advertising is directly contributing to
the financial good of Zuhrah. Let’s all
get out and sell an ad or two. If we
each sold just one, quarter page ad in
the book we would need nearly a
ream of paper for each copy. Let’s all
do our part to fill the book! Thomas H. MacLeod
Circus Booster appeals will be
forthcoming. Please respond to this Tom first appeared on Manhattan in New York City Control Data Corporation in the design, manufacture and
request as it is how we contribute in 1934. He is the son of a Glasgow-born Shriner and a testing of Airborne Digital Computers for Naval Aircraft.
back to the community and supply Massachusetts Lady. His father was an active member of Tom spent 17 years as a volunteer firefighter for the City
tickets to the children of the area so the Scottish Rite and the York Rite. He was Worshipful of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, where he held the position
Each month it becomes harder to
express how I feel about the future.We they may have the opportunity to Master of the Brattleboro Lodge. of Lieutenant and Training Officer.
strive to move forward in all aspects of experience the joys of the “Greatest His mother was active in Eastern Star, Daughters of Tom began his Masonic Journey in Robbinsdale
our great fraternity. Often times we Show” in town. the Nile, Amaranth and the Order of Beauceant. They Compass Lodge No. 265 in 1998 and became a
feel as if we are moving one step for- Imperial Session moved to Connecticut on their way to Tom’s Compassman. He began his Zuhrah trek on the “Hot
ward and being pushed two steps back. July 3–7 will find us dealing with Elementary School in Brattleboro,Vermont. From there Sands” of Montevideo, Minnesota. He became a life mem-
We have been busy preparing for our the business of Shriners International he went to Prep School at Mount Hermon School in ber of the Scottish Rite and takes part in many of their
move out of our current home. and the Shrine hospital system as we Massachusetts. The College of Stevens Institute of degrees. He was certified as a Knight Temp1ar of the 2000
As we have been packing and sort- travel to Denver for the Imperial Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, was an important Crusade and became a life member of the York Rite. In
ing and reminiscing about the great Session. Let’s all have a safe and fruit- part of his education and was mentally challenging. the next two years he served as High Priest for
times spent at our present facility, we ful pilgrimage. The Korean War made the Armed Forces draft seem Columbian Chapter No. 60. In 2006 he served three
have had to make choices about what imminent. The Air Force appeared as a good choice in terms as Junior Deacon for Compass Lodge. He was cho-
Midwest Shrine Session
is needed versus what is wanted to be 1954. Airframe and Jet Engine School in Amarillo, Texas, sen in 2006 as “Mason of the Year” for Compass Lodge.
August 3–6 will find us participat-
taken with us. Many have assisted in was the next four-month tour. From there Tom was sent In 2007 he served as Vice-President of the Zuhrah Steel
ing in the Midwest Shrine Session in
these tasks, and I thank each and every to California,Arizona and Georgia as an F-86 Intercepter Drum Band and in 2008 as President. In 2007 he joined
Winnipeg. For those attending I am
one of you for all of your tireless work. crew chief. Another year ‘n Iowa and Minnesota with the Robbinsdale Chapter Order of Eastern Star #238 and
sure there will be much fun and fel- F-89’s rounded out his Air Force Tour.The Air Force Tour took turns as a “Barker” for the OES Dining Hall at the
As of this writing, we still await lowship abounding.
the closure of the building sale. Many during the Korean Conflict enabled him to become a life Mlnnesota State Fair. In 2009 he served as a Potentate’s
great inroads have been made in September dates member of the Legionnaire Post No. 1700. Aide for Potentate Jeff Lewis. In 2010 he was elected to
preparation of the move. Units and September 16–17, Zuhrah will be A marital contract with a medical assistant at North serve as Secretary of the Robbinsdale Area Shrine Club.
Clubs have found temporary meet- recognized and honored by the Memorial Hospital just prior to his Air Force discharge Tom has been very active with the Zuhrah Shrine
ing and practice space. Most of the “New Hope Community Services of enabled the start of a family. Tom and Grace produced Circus, RASC Shrine Breakfasts, Zuhrah Masquers, and
unwanted refuse has been moved to America” for all the good work three enterprising childreft in 1959 through 1966. The has been very instrumental in obtaining new members for
the dumpsters. Many items of inter- being done for the community and college education allowed him to work for Sperry Rand the Masonic Order.Tom is a frequent blood donor for the
est and value have been secured through our Hospital system. There Corporation for almost twenty years. He then went to American Red Cross and the War Memorial Blood Bank.
within the hallowed walls of our will be activities both days including
temple building. Let’s move forward! Twins Baseball, a Parade and a
Ceremonials, parades, picnics, par- Concert. Our parade Units will be
ties, vacations….. June is upon us and featured in this event!
we will be busy doing all of these September 23 – 25 will find us
things. Let us not forget the image we
portray to the community! Shriner’s
“Angling for Fun” and maybe even
catching a few unsuspecting pike as
Summer Midwest Session – Winnipeg
are Masons having fun with a purpose! we travel to the Cass Lake,
The FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011, Minnesota, area for a relaxing and The headquarters location of the 2011 Summer
Zuhrah Stated Meeting will convene fun filled “Pote’s Fishing Stag.”
Midwest Shrine Association Session is the Fort Garry
at 7:00 p.m. at the Zuhrah Lest we forget, each and every one
Horsemen’s Ranch. This will be a of us had a father. Some will remember Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
test run for the equipment and stag- the positive influences he had upon The Fort Garry Hotel is a historic hotel in Downtown
ing of the ceremonial unit as they our lives, some of us will have a differ- Winnipeg, and one of Canada’s grand railway hotels. Built
have been busy readying our ent picture of life with Dad. Please find
in 1913 by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, it is located
encampment to receive visitors. a moment in your busy schedule and
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011, reflect upon the good things he did for one block from the railway’s Union Station, and was the
we will be ceremoniously leading our you. Happy Fathers Day! tallest structure in the city when it was completed.
latest group of Neophytes across the Before we know it summer will be Like other Canadian railway hotels, it was constructed
“Hot Sands of Mecca” to the Oasis over. Fall will be upon us, and we will
in the “château style” (also termed the “neo-château” or
of Zuhrah and Shriners International. wish we had more opportunities on
Oh, what fun we will have! All to be the parade route. Enjoy the summer! “châteauesque” style),which as a result the hotels became
followed by our 125th Anniversary Until we again gather in the Oasis known as a distinctly Canadian form of architecture.
Picnic. Come one, Come all! See of fellowship, I remain,
details of the days events elsewhere Yours in the Faith, Fort Garry Hotel Today
in the Arabian. Gary
August 3–6, 2011
July 3-7, 2011 Fort Garry Hotel
Denver, Colorado 1913
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ZUHRAH SHRINE UNITS
Association of North America would Dick Grant recovered enough from a
grow so large that it took eight hours viral infection he had for a couple prior
to complete a parade in Toronto 1989. weeks, but he still did a great job con-
With the arrival of summer we can ducting once again this annual tradition
focus our attention to various appear- which this was the 50th anniversary.
ances and parades. We have June 11 – Also on that same day, Friday the
Ceremonial at the Zuhrah Horseman’s 13th, our Golf League commenced the
Ranch. As of this writing I have not 2011 season. Eighteen members “tried”
I would like to start out by received any orders from the Chief of to play, no doubt working on their hand-
announcing our annual Vidalia onion Staff for participation.Tuesday, June 21, icaps. Several were unable to play, but
sales were fairly successful with over is the Nordeast Parade, step off at 6:30 we expect them back next week, or so.
5000 pounds sold. Just a great effort by p.m. Saturday, July 9, is the Mendota Our annual Pig Lunch was held on Next big event on our schedule is
everyone who participated. A special Days Parade, step off at 12:00 noon. May 13th with 43 attending. Things the June 21st to the 24th annual fish-
This has got to be the month when thank you to President Tim Thorbus For further info you can contact ing and golfing outing at Detroit Lakes,
went very smooth with a lively social
all is well with the world and so goes and his committee. Captain Jack Annett at (952) 884-4283. with 10-12 now scheduled. More
hour and the attendence of our
ZARC into some rebounding summer With the 2011 Imperial Session just Correction from May Arabian arti- would be even better, and it is not too
Potentate Gary Sibben who introduced
activities for the unit, when specified. around the corner, it gave me an idea cle:: our Monday night drills will con- late to let Dean Zickert know you are
his Divan in attendence and introduced
Much good has been done and to dig up some history involving Cap tinue to be held at Zuhrah Shrine until interested. Call him at 612-861-2663
his Captain of the Guard, Brad Roberts
some of us have survived for over two Shuey. In 1901 Cap Shuey took the the doors are locked at Zuhrah. We for further details. Believe this will be
who would soon be the “highlight” of
decades and others have passed on. troops to Kansas City. Did you know will have our monthly Patrol Stated the 26th, or there-a-bouts, trip that
this ritual. Also introduced were the
Many of the ZARC hams instrumental Zuhrah Shrine paid his expenses $35 Meetings at Elsie’s. However it was the Mobil Nobles have made.
Past Potentates led by the oldest, Rollie
in the club’s beginning are to be salut- and $20 for each man? Wonder if noted that for the July stated we go There is nothing more on our agen-
Chapple and Don Hoglund. After the
ed for their efforts. In the beginning, as Zuhrah would pay the Captain’s dark due to the 4th of July weekend da except for some who will partici-
ritual was completed and Brad was offi-
the club was being organized by a expenses this year.What do you think, and a few of us attending the Imperial pate in the West Suburban’s annual golf
cially sworn in to our ascenders club,
group of Shriners who held U.S. gov- Ted? Attached is a photo taken in Session in Denver. and picnic in August
Dick Grant introduced his officers and
ernment FCC issued amateur radio Saratoga in 1903 with a newspaper The black camel knelt at the tent of We hope to perhaps have a picture
other Past Presidents in attendence.
licenses and were interested in pro- clipping. Cap Shuey is talking about the good friend Vern Linder, a life member or two of our Pig Lunch and the fish-
Thanks to Dean Zickert and his able
moting a meaningful project, they consequences of severe weather con- on April 29, 2011. Our sympathies are ing trip when the photographers are
cohort, Stan Giesel, everyone was
decided on an important project in ditions. Seems like we had the same in with Vern’s family and friends. able to furnish them.
served roast pork as an appetizer to
regard to helping the Shrine Children’s Rochester 2009. I also wonder if Cap With that, will close for now and
Jackson our Prime Rib lunch. One and all
hospital’s child residents to communi- Shuey ever dreamed the Shrine trust everyone has a happy and healthy
enjoyed this event, particularly the Past
cate with their families during their summer!
Potes who can reminisce when they
recuperating time at the hospital.
were the featured attraction. Ha Ha. Scribe, Cliff Hall
Those fine comrades of the Zuhrah
Shrine pooled their equipments and
knowledge into a club, where they were
permitted to assemble and install an
amateur radio station within the con-
fines of the old hospital as it then exist-
ed. There were a number of successful
years when those dedicated ham oper-
ators put in their divided share of time
to assist those families and kids to keep
in close contact by radio.
The additional uses of the club were
to add other communications as an
organized charter and accepted as the
Zuhrah Amateur Radio Club. This was
to perform tasks complimentary to
the Zuhrah Shrine Center events Potentate Gary Sibben installing President/Treaurer Dick Grant,
through communications at parades Vice President Len Cramer and Secretary Stan Giesel for 2011 in January.
or such necessary events by the use of
personal portable hand-held commu-
nication equipments as possessed by
each individual club member.
Later the Shrine children’s hospital,
was elected to be torn down. A new
hospital was built at the same location,
but there was no provision set up at The text of the typewritten note above the photo of the Patrol in parade:
the new hospital for an amateur radio “I will venture the assertion that such a plan will not only make a hit with
room. It was concluded that any ZARC every officer and Patrol man, but that it will far better please the public. Then
activities of the future would be an again, should rain interfere, it is not likely to occur on both days.
assigned radio meeting room within “Do you recall the weather at Buffalo on Thursday when the rain made the
the Zuhrah Shrine Center, where any drill impossible?
future activity would be conducted. “I do not wish to be understood as offering any criticism of any local commit-
In conclusion, the present day tee.They have always done their very best to properly entertain the Patrols.We
ZARC organization at the Shrine have simply outgrown the show, and it is high time for a new arrangement.
Center is basically social with any “Think it over.” Starting the Ceremony! Potentate Gary Sibben helping candidate Brad Roberts
present Shrine radio communications hold the pig! President Dick Grant and chef Dean Zickert are helping.
performed at home by all individually
licensed amateur radio stations. With
the sale of the Zuhrah Shrine Center
eminent, we are holding our meetings
at a restaurant for noon lunches.
Until our next meeting a fond adieu!
6800 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435
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ZUHRAH SHRINE UNITS
Don Hadd, entered the Shrine about 50
years ago, and shortly after that he
became a Drum Corps member. Don
passed away almost three years ago, but
he loved the Corps until the day he died.
As for me, I loved it too. I felt a bit
resentful sometimes when he was
busy with the D.C. and not home with
me, but overall, I loved it all.When we
started out, Zuhrah had 12,000 mem-
bers, so trips, usually over July 4th, for
the Imperial Session were subsidized,
making it affordable for us to travel to
June is here already. Our first trip many places, even Hawaii. Were it not Greetings to all of the Zuhrah Shrine
Finally spring, or early summer has
with the kids from Camp Archive is on for the Drum Cops, Don and I would Funsters. I hope this day finds you all
arrived.To go from snow flurries to 88 I like my elected position as
Wednesday the 22nd. We meet at the not have done the traveling we did. well and happy. Summer is just about
degrees in a week can only happen in Secretary of Zuhrah Drum Corps.
Shrine parking lot at about 9:30 a.m. The members and wives were lots of here, and it will be time to put on make-
Minnesota. The good news is 88 Other Drum Corps members treat
and car pool form there to Star fun and they pretty much made our up and clown around. I look forward to
degrees got the cars back on the road me with more respect than they
Prairie, Wisconsin. Fishing starts at “social life.” I miss going to all the par- seeing you all as much as possible.
with the tops down. would otherwise, because of my
11:00 a.m. and goes until noon. Then ties, celebrating holidays, closing each I would like to mention that we are
We are starting a busy display and “power of pen.” Although there is a
we all enjoy pizza for lunch, then head year with the Christmas party. We wishing our brother clowns who are
parade season. We will be having dis- culture of humor in the Corps, mem-
for home. No need to call anyone, just ladies usually wore long dresses and not 100 percent and we wish you a
plays at the following locations: bers resist pushing me too far. They
show up at the parking lot, arrange once in awhile the guys wore tuxes. speedy recovery from your ailments
6/11 Zuhrah Spring Ceremonial and fear that I will reveal something in
who rides with whom, and take off. The parades all summer, sometimes and we wish we can see you at our
125th Anniversary celebration at the writing about them that is unflattering.
Our annual fishing contest is June by bus, were fun, but a bit different from next get together. Heal well, my friends!
Horsemen’s Ranch I know far too much about each of
10–13th. Results of that event in next what has been the norm in later years. Our parade schedule is shaping up
6/16 – St.Therese home – New Hope them individually to be trifled with.
month’s column. Looks like we have a The V.P. of the D.C., being the and here it is as of today—
6/22 – Texas Terrace home – St.Louis Park Following are some guidelines on how
full house for that one. Entertainment Chairman, had guys put- June 12th – Durand,Wisconsin
6/24 – Bogart’s – Apple Valley Drum Corps members can show
Jim Wendell’s Kids Fishing Clinic at ting things on the bus. Often, late the June 19th – Arlington
Our first parades are on July 4th in more respect for me. First, do not
The Buffalo Days is Saturday, June 18th. night before we left, we were making June 25th – Eden Valley
Delano and Apple Valley. If you can connect four letter words to my title
Call Jim at 763-927-3619 if you can give sandwiches for the next day to be eaten July 3rd – Apple Valley Fun Night
make it to any of the events, you’ll have when addressing me. Second, try to
him a hand running the Minnow Races, on the bus or at a picnic site. LOTS OF July 4th – Edina and Apple Valley
a great time. always speak positively about me.
one of the more popular games at the WORK, but we didn’t mind. I’d love to July 9th – Lakeville
Thank you to Chuck Tostenson who Simple isn’t it? Then why is it that peo-
clinic, Jim could use all the help he can do it again.We went to restaurants, too, July 10th – Hamel. NOTE:Time change
volunteered to be our Provost for the ple like Ron Nelson, Harry Bassett,
get for this event. but it as fun to do the picnics. this year, will start at 3 p.m.
year. He was installed at our May stat- Paul Thour and Tom Lutgen can’t figure
August 1st through the 4th are the I can’t close without mentioning the July31st – Glenwood
ed meeting.Thanks also to Walt Girod it out? Respect your Secretary!
dates for our Lake Michigan trip. We competitions the D.C. took part in, and August 6th – Watkins
who had been our Provost.We will try Mitzi Hadd writes us a letter…
travel to Algoma on Monday, fish usually WON. I will never forget the August 7th – Le Sueur
to behave, Chuck. Message from a Drum Corps Lady
Tuesday and Wednesday, and return pride I felt, watching them go through September 17th – SHRINER PARADE
On a sad note, the black camel vis- I always liked that the men called us
home on Thursday. There are sleeping their marching and music routines. Lots downtown Minneapolis
ited our unit. Lloyd Mathews, past Drum Corps Ladies…with few excep-
accommodations and showers on the of practice, but it was well worth it. It September 18th – Robbinsdale Breakfast
president in 2000, passed away. He was tions they have all made us feel accept-
camp grounds. Ray Bergquist is arrang- was great to follow them on parade This can change a little, but it is
a very active member and will be ed in their Man’s World. We don’t get
ing boats for all who come. We will be routes on a Sunday, but what they “pre- pretty solid right now...please let me
greatly missed. into the “secret” stuff, nor do we want
letting you know how much the cost sented” in competition was a real thrill. know ASAP what parades you can
Our stated meetings are the 2nd to. Just give us those smiles of thanks
will be and how to make reservations. I was proud to be a Drum Corps attend. You can reach me at 763-772-
Wednesday of each month at Park for when we help out.
Cost will depend somewhat on how Lady, and I hope you gals are, too. 3343. Let’s make this year’s parades
Tavern in St. Louis Park at 7:00 p.m. Our To any who do not know me, I
many attend. Fishing equipment will be Mitzi Hadd season a truly fun one... Goose.
next Hamburger Run will be June 22 at remember Sundays when we drove to a
supplied. We will prepare our meals. We also are being asked to attend
Wagner’s Drive-In at 7000 W. Broadway parade, instead of taking a bus, seeing God bless this Drum Corps and
Bring your personal items and raingear. the ceremonial with a few clowns in
at 6:00 p.m. Clean up the car and come Linda Lodgaard pushing present Drum each of its precious members, particu-
More details to follow. make-up on June11th. The following
and join us. Corps President Ryan in a stroller. So larly those who do not feel well.
Haven’t gotten any fishing reports week if any clowns have time in the
Jim Berg,VP I’ve been around awhile. My husband, Dick Larson, Secretary morning, the Shrine Childrens Hospital
yet. Maybe the extreme Walleye chop
on most of the lakes kept the fisher- has asked to come over a few days dur-
Captain Bruce Lodgaard posts this “Tentative Parade/Appearance Schedule” ing the week to help with Camp Splash.
men on shore. We will check some
Date Day Festival/Parade Town Time June13th through June 17th they are
more and relate ZRG’s fishing tales in
June 9 Thursday Tower Days Spring Lake Park, MN 7:00 p.m. bringing kids into the hospital to use
the next column. ’Til next month,
June 11 Saturday Spring Ceremonial Minneapolis, MN TBA their pool. For those who can help
Sven and Ole, ZRG scribes June 16 Thursday Tater Days Brooklyn Park, MN 6:00 p.m. please let me know right away—it is
June 19 Sunday Midsummer Days North Branch, MN 2:00 p.m. between 8:30 and noon everyday.
June 25 Saturday Barn Storming Milltown,WI TBA To all our Shrine and Mason Brothers
June 26 Sunday Parade Milltown,WI TBA and their families we the Zuhrah Clowns
July 4 Monday 4th of July Forest Lake, MN 10:00 a.m. wish you all a very happy and safe sum-
Thank the advertisers July 10 Sunday Whiz-Bang Days Robbinsdale, MN 3:00 p.m. mer season....take care to all our friends.
July 31 Sunday Little Canada Days Little Canada, MN 12:30 p.m.
for their support of the Arabian! Aug 11 Thursday Stockyard Days New Brighton, MN 6:00 p.m.
If there are any questions on anything
mentioned here, please feel free to call
Sept. 11 Sunday Jesse James Days Northfield, MN 2:00 p.m. me or our very wonderful President
Rumpy. If there is something you would
like mentioned next month, please let
me know so I can include it in our news
letter. Good Night and God Bless..........
July 3-7, 2011
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after some lengthy conversation, asked,
“What is the Horsemen’s Mission?” I
thought that was an interesting question
and after a moment of thought my reply
was,“WE WANT TO BE THE Best.”
And to be the best, we practice our
drill every Wednesday night preparing
for any event, whether it is for competi-
tion drill event or parade maneuvers.
We provide the best of care for our
horses so they are in top condition for
what ever event they are called on to Where has the time gone? It’s
Our new Captain Clutch Parker has already June and it seems I have just
Hi to all of our readers. participate.We provide as good a facility Greetings, Nobles and Ladies— a few more practices under his belt completed the May article. Good news
June 5, 2011, is the Horsemen’s June as we possibly can for their housing and Well, June is here, but for some rea- now. He is improving greatly. is that nothing has been reported to
Brunch date. Everyone is invited—please pasture land. The Horsemen do every son, I’m still feeling winter. I missed We have seven parades confirmed me on sickness and health issues with
come. It is going to be a great breakfast. thing they can to secure the position spring completely—I was getting a so far this year.There will be three on our Steel Drum family.
This truth I have been told by the chair- that Zuhrah Shrine Center, Minneapolis, haircut when we had it. the Fourth of July again this year—
man of the breakfast committee. I will Minnesota, has the finest Horse Group By this time, we should have a date EVENTS FOR JUNE
Forest Lake, Richfield and Apple Valley.
give this Horseman some publicity. It is of all the Temples.That is our intention. set to vacate the Shrine Center. The June 9th – Spring Lake Park
That always makes for a long, hot day!
Larry Messerli. He said it is going to be a “WE WANT TO BE THE BEST.” Chanters have all but moved everything June 11th – Ceremonial
Most of us who were able, helped
great breakfast, so you, as a person who The Horsemen are very proud to out, but our practices still are at June 19th – Hennepin County
on the Carver Fun Run. There were
enjoys good food, please do not miss be a unit of Zuhrah Zuhrah. The Spring Ceremonial is just June 26th – Savage
over 300 bikes this year. The charities
this breakfast. To make it even better, To repeat what Oriental Guide Ross around the corner, and a good time is Congratulations to Barb & Erv Moser
involved should benefit nicely. Our
show this article to your wife and bring Hjermstad has said, the date for the promised for all who are attending. The on their 60th Wedding Anniversary which
new rookie also showed up to help
the whole family. Make it a family affair! Spring Ceremonial is Saturday, June 11, Horsemen are hosting this one, with a will be celebrated with an open house at
out. One of our members has yet to
If you have neighbors that you have 2011, at the Shrine Ranch. Put this on family picnic happening at the same the United Methodist Church, 44th &
show up to practice on his new bike.
not socialized with all winter invite your calendar and come out to the time. Let’s have a great turn-out for this Fremont Ave. No., on June 25, 2011, from
We are all wondering where it is? or if
them. Tell them the price and remind Ranch. Become a part of that Spring one—It will be a lot of fun for all. 2 to 5 p.m. Please RSVP 612-522-0331.
he will ride with us this year?
them it is “all you can eat.” Ceremony and join into the festivities The parade season is upon us, and Now that our parade season is about
Time will tell—
$8 per plate for adults, includes tip and the food. At the same time, we really need a good turn out to to began, I would like to remind every-
’Til next month,
$5 per plate for children 5 to 12 remember Denver July 3-7, and maintain our status as the “Best one that certain people have given much
Free for children 4 and under. Ken effort and time planning to ensure that
Winnipeg August 3-6. Singing Group.” We will have a list out
Larry Messerli and wife, Susan, are Here is an interesting twist—did you as soon as the events are finalized.Try everything goes off without a hitch. I
the chairpersons for the June breakfast know that the June stated meeting to make as many of the parades as you know that everyone has a life, but
and our other chairmen have been Paul comes the night before the Ceremony can—WE NEED YOU! instead of just not showing up, it would
Bantle and wife, Heather; Chris Mullin June 10th? Did you know that this stated We are not going to the Midwest help a great deal if you would make a call
and wife, Leslie; Dick Rindal and wife, meeting is going to be held at the Ranch? this year, so our summer rehearsals to our elected leaders, so they can make
Marie. The Horsemen say thank you To you veterans, this may not be the will be at a bare minimum. We will other plans to cover your absence.
very much for your great effort and first time a stated meeting for Zuhrah have at least one practice a month (so June Birthdays: Audrey Adams 6/6,
support. We have to include the wives was held outside of the Temple, but for we don’t forget what we know). Bette Finson 6/28, Doris Stavos 6/30.
and give our hearty special thanks to some of us younger guys this will be We have three Birthday Boys in June, June Anniversaries: Erv & Barbara
them for their wonderful support. the first! And to be held in a barn! This Past Prez Dick Tuttle (2nd), Lee Bay Moser 6/23, Harry & Marilyn Powers
As some of you remember, the is great—and it will be alot of fun.This (3rd), and also Darrell Westling, (26th). 6/21.
Horsemen in the past had breakfast the is a wonderful opportunity for all of Happy Birthday, guys, both verses. Later...
first Sunday of each month, but for a the past Potentates, who try to make Keep smiling, keep singing and enjoy M.T.
number of reasons they now have all stated meetings, to get their $300 the summer.
brunch only on a quarterly bases. One of Stetson Cowboy hat with their Fez
the pluses of doing it on a quarterly basis pb, Duty Scribe
attachment out and wear it this
is that it takes the Horsemen out of the evening. At the same time, all of you
competition with other units who have other readers, if you have a cowboy
breakfast sometimes to raise money. It is hat, wear it to the Ranch and become
not that Horsemen have anything against a “Rhinestone Cowboy” for this short
making money! Most of us think that is a period of your life!
good idea but being a real friendly group Now I am not advocating changing
as the Horsemen are, our one prime customs, but let us for one weekend
intent is to open the door for the other just have a lot of fun and show our
units or clubs to have a greater atten- new members what a fun organization
dance at their breakfast. So folks put this they have now become a part of this
June 5, 2011, date on your calander and weekend.
come out for breakfast. Another great From the saddle of “The Colonel” –
idea is to bring your children and your
Don D. Myron
grandchildren for a horse back ride. Do
you know that the Ranch is probably the
only place in the Twin City—or maybe in
the whole world—that these fortunate
children you bring out to the Ranch can
ride a real live horse FREE.
I have mentioned in the previous
notes that I would like to hear from our
readers.There is an old saying,“be care-
ful what you wish for.” Some of the con-
versation has been great. One party,
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on June 11th. Our infamous world- The new schedule is as follows:
renowned Master Chef, Jerry Oliver, will Ceremonial Set-up – Friday, June 10
be leading a crack team of cooks as they 9:00 a.m. Time is tentative
prepare the food for the Zuhrah Spring and may be adjusted based on the
Ceremonial at the Zuhrah Horsemen’s location of Ceremonial equipment due
Ranch.At the same time in another part to the move out of Zuhrah. Load truck
of the state, the rest of the members of and travel to Horsemen’s Ranch.
the Pipes and Drums will be marching 12:00 p.m. Lunch (site to be
and performing in Mapleton, Minnesota determined)
for their annual parade. It should cer- 1:00 p.m. Preliminary
tainly prove to be a long and successful It is mid-May as this June article is Ceremonial set-up following lunch.
The Zuhrah Pipes & Drums said day for the Pipes & Drums. prepared for the Arabian. Once again, we We are five months into 2011, and
farewell to one of our proud members Also upcoming for the Pipes and find our usual scribe, John Hultquist, spring weather seems to be as far away
Ceremonial – Saturday, June 11
in May with the unexpected passing of Drums is our annual trek to Eden “chained and padlocked” to his desk at at the Horsemen’s Ranch. as it was in January. I should have stayed
Bruce Dronen. Bruce joined the band Valley for their parade on June 25th. the capitol. Rumor has it that his in Southern Florida for two more
unofficially back in 1987 when he ven- And as we start the month of July, for Republican bosses have told him that he months and came back on May 1st.
8:00–8:30 a.m. Setup Ceremonial
tured to the Met Center in Bloomington those members not venturing out to won’t be released until Governor Oasis and sound The Guardians now meet in Crystal at
from his native Fargo to “help out” at Denver for the Imperial Shrine Dayton “caves in” and agrees to no new equipment the Plymouth Lodge. It’s not as central a
our circus—an adventure he repeated Session, the Pipes and Drums will be taxes, $5 billion in spending cuts to elim- 8:30–9:00 a.m. Ceremonial Cast location, but it works for me, and we will
for a number of years. When he finally performing in two parades on the 4th inate the deficit, plus another $3 billion walk-through meet there until further notice or until
moved to the Twin of July holiday—at Eagan, then at Apple to reduce the size of government, plus a 9:00–10:00 a.m. Cast dress and we find a better location. We still meet
Cities, he quickly Valley. Lest we also remember that we $300 million state participation package make-up on the third Wednesday of each month,
joined Arc Lodge, the practice every Monday night, as we to the Viking Stadium in Arden Hills that 9:00–10:00 a.m. Registration of so if you want to find out more about
Scottish Rite, Zuhrah prepare for all of these engagements. includes rebuilding the highways, candidates our group, come to one of our meetings.
Shrine and the Pipes If you are a new or old member of extending the light rail, and a small air- 10:00–10:30 a.m. Musical They begin at 7 p.m. and Plymouth Lodge
port to handle those tailgaters that Entertainment is located on West Broadway in Crystal
& Drums, and Zuhrah,who would like to become a part
became one of the hardest working of the only unit in Zuhrah which proudly want to avoid traffic, and finally remod- 10:00–10:30 a.m. Candidates receive just north of Bass Lake Road.
eling the Excel Center. We’re all con- the password,
members of our fraternity.As Bruce has wears a kilt,contact one of our members, tokens, and signs As of last month’s meeting, every
laid down the working tools of a Master or stop by our practices at 7 p.m. on cerned about John’s health under his member has paid their dues. Now if only
10:30–11:30 a.m. First Section
Mason, and set aside his tenor drum, he Monday nights, and we will tell you all current circumstances. Rumor has it we could get every member to come
that things are so austere John and 11:30–11:45 a.m. Fez Lecture
will be missed by all of the members of about the unbelievable experience, invari- out to a meeting at the same time, we
other staffers are on a “bread and 11:45–12:00 a.m. Potentates Remarks could really make some great strides.
the Pipes & Drums, as well as a large ably including a few stories about our & Fezzing of New
group of members of our Masonic fra- brother Bruce.We offer both piping and water” diet for the remainder of the Nobles At the April meeting, several things
ternity. I have no doubt that stories of drumming instruction,as well as opportu- session. It looks like it will be a long time of interest happened. We received a
12:00–12:15 a.m. Photos of New
Bruce’s quirky escapades will be talked nities in our support clan program,should before his family sees him. As a result, Nobles $100 check from the national Job’s
about and repeated for generations. you not be ready to march with the band. you will once again have to put up with 12:15–2:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch Daughters for our efforts as a unit at
Even though I spent a large amount of It is truly a great time to be a mem- the ramblings of the Substitute Scribe. last year’s Jobs Daughters meeting
1:00 p.m. Tear down Oasis
time shaking my head and smiling at the ber of the Zuhrah Pipes & Drums. The May unit meeting was held at and load the truck. held here in Minneapolis. Thank you,
newest of Bruce’s unusual exploits, I was Until next month… the Golden Valley VFW.There were 15 (Tear down time is Jobies, we really appreciate it. We also
proud to call him my brother. Cluich Le Ceol Binn (Play the nobles in attendance for the annual tentative and voted to require all events where we
Torsk dinner. Past Potentate John dependent on are being requested to work at to be
The Pipes & Drums will be doing sweet music) weather and other
double duty for the Zuhrah Ceremonial Mac Andersen provided the Aquavit for the indoor activities in approved at a regular stated meeting
evening. President Glen Miner noted the arena.) before hand by a simple majority vote.
the passing of Nobles Jake Bozony and The spring Ceremonial will have a We voted to approve a new unit
Bruce Dronen. Noble Dave Epling western theme. Dress for the day will badge; they will be ordered and hope-
then gave a wonderful Masonic Prayer be western wear. fully available prior to the June
in memory of Nobles Jake and Bruce. Ceremonial.They will replace the cur-
First Ceremonial Master, Adrian rent gold badge and become part of
President Glen Miner presented
Skytland and Past Potentate Darryl our class A uniform.
information on the Ceremonial Unit
Metzger provided an update on the Speaking of the Spring Ceremonial,
Picnic to be held on Saturday, July 16th,
status of the sale of the Shrine Center it will be at the Horsemen’s Ranch in
It is a busy time for the Zuhrah This goes up to August which we’ll at Warnke Farms. Past President Tom
and the move to new facilities. June. Class A uniform is the uniform of
Band. Pending the sale of the Zuhrah announce later. and Lady Heidi have graciously volun-
Plans for the Spring Ceremonial the day. Keep in mind that the ground
Center, the Concert Band moved out We are set to perform at the Spring teered to host the event this year.The
were discussed. Director General Ron conditions could be muddy or worse
of the Center on Monday, May 9th. Ceremonial on June 11th at the menu will include Kentucky Fried
Ward reported that the schedule for depending upon whether or not it
Our new temporary home is: Horsemen’s Ranch. Chicken with appetizers, side dishes,
the Spring Ceremonial that was previ- rains just prior to or during the event.
5400 NE Main Street, Fridley, MN Gary Lundgren, manager of The and deserts to be potluck.
ously published in the Arabian was Wear the proper footwear!
Call Gordy Backlund (763-574-0369) Flames, (our 16 piece “big band”) has Respectfully submitted,
changed at the direction of Illustrious Pete Sharp, Scribe
or President Dave Larson (651-483- set up our schedule. We will be at Ron Ward,
Potentate Gary Sibben. The schedule
1361) for directions. Bryant Square in Minneapolis on June Substitute Scribe
for Friday set-up remains unchanged.
The Flames will continue to 30th and at Como Park in St. Paul on
All events on the Saturday schedule
rehearse at the Zuhrah Center. August 2nd. During July we’ll perform
will be moved up by 30 minutes in
Our Band Manager Gordy Backlund at Villa Way in Edina and some other
order to accommodate other activi-
is hard at work setting up parade locations to be firmed up later.
ties that are planned to celebrate
schedules.Tentative dates are We keep practicing so we can give
Zuhrah’s 125th anniversary.
June 3rd – Morristown, Minnesota you the best possible performances.
June 5th – Roberts,Wisconsin We play so others can enjoy our per-
July 4th – Forest Lake formances.
July 4th – Apple Valley Keep playing, keep practicing and
July 9th – Lakeville we’ll see you soon.
July 10th – Mayer That Sax Man
July 16th – Rush City (confirmed) Your Unit
July 31st – Little Canada
could have its
Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles
Send it in by
the 15th of
the month to
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At the Star in the East Lodge Past
Masters and Awards night May 9th,
Noble Mike Donahue presented outgo-
ing Master Chuck Maeyaert with a
Masonic watch engraved by Kottke
Jewelers. It has been a long-standing
tradition for our club to honor the out-
going Master with a commemorative
Anoka Owatonna watch.
After this column went to press our
We met at Billies in Anoka on a club appeared in the Memorial Day
warm night for a change. I think sum- Nobles Richard Heide and Dave parade. Post-parade refreshments
mer has finally arrived. Any way it felt Mussman planned and hosted our 2011 were planned at the Lodge. Our next
like summer. The Nobles and Ladies Evaluation Clinic Saturday,April 23rd, at parades will be the Medford Straight
who were present are Ken & Gail the Community Center. Seven children River Days Parade, Friday, June 17th,
Roush, and they are having fun trying were screened and approved to make and the Faribault Heritage Days
to get their grandson Skyler lined out appointments at the Shriners Hospital Parade, Saturday, June 18th. Nobles,
in school and they were asking how to determine their next steps for med- don your Fez and walk with your club
they deserved that. It is not for us to ical care. The Owatonna Shrine Club clowns and Dumbo or ride our new
wonder, why but for us to do or ... has sponsored over 140 children during motorized picnic table. Ladies are
Keep on a keeping on you two. the last 10 years for expert, no-cost encouraged to attend the post-parade
Tony & Bev Krall are doing just fine care at our Shriners Hospital for frivolity and refreshments.
with one boy employed and the other Children. Since 1922 Shriners Hospitals Nobles and prospective Shriners,
with just one year to go in college. for Children have provided outstanding are you interested in dressing up as a
John & Joyce Puffer and Patti—you got service for children with bone, muscle, clown and entertaining the apprecia-
to keep coming, Patti, to keep the place or joint problems. For more informa- tive parade goers? It’s loads of fun, and
livened up. Bill & June Saxton, and she tion contact Noble Richard Heide at our club clowns will help you get
said they attended their great grand- 456-2069. The club thanks Nobles started.We can be reached by email at
son’s wedding in Phoenix. Carl & Kathy Richard and Dave and all who helped email@example.com or con-
Anderson, who both looked good. with this successful event. tact any officer.
Roy & Lois Downs, but we missed A good turnout of Nobles and Ladies Check our website at
Steve. Dick & Sandy Lehmann, who said enjoyed a delicious buffet at the Elk’s www.oasczuhrah.org for more infor-
the business was doing just fine keep- Club for our May meeting. Noble Bob mation about your club’s upcoming
ing them all employed. Burt & Jeanne Schmidt was not present to claim $200 events, including our summer parade
Reitan, who I think have given up trying when his name was drawn for “Loken’s schedule, and photos.
to sell the house up here cause the Lucky Money.” Nobles, you must be Owatonna area Masons, join your
price is so low they can’t afford to sell. present for your chance to win $225 at Brothers for coffee at the Lodge every
Jerry & Merry Mary Peterson, who said our next member meeting in September. Thursday morning from 7 to 9. Drop
all is well with them. The club will not have member meetings in as your schedule permits for stimu-
Dave & Denise Emery. Dave said in June,July,or August.Watch for informa- lating conversation and perhaps some
they had a very good time at Grand tion about our important fundraisers in “entertaining” jokes. Star in the East
Chapter in St Cloud. Denise was August – Mini Golf the first weekend fol- Lodge #33 celebrated 150 years of
appointed Grand Chaplain, so she will lowed by the annual Steele County Free Masonry in Owatonna in 2010.
be busy. Curt & Louise Speller. Curt Fair concession stand.
Doug Brase, Scribe
took the next step up the line towards
Associate Grand Patron.Wayne & Jane
LaMusga. I had a good talk with Wayne
and he is doing well. Fred & Betty
Kobs. He is Henry Kobs’ brother and
said Henry is doing fine. My Lady Mary
was with me, and she is a helpmate
that is second to none.
Prez Ken then made the annoucment
that the next meeting in June will be
Goof & Golf at Hayden Hills, and then
said we could no longer have our own
bar due to liquer laws and their insur-
ance. We had to buy what we wanted
from them in the club house. John said
play begins at noon, and the menu is
barbequed chicken and steaks as usual.
Tony reported on the Temple saying the
closing was still a go for May 31. In their
look for a new place the dues had to
support all the costs. Ken asked if it
would be okay to meet in Albertville
and most said yes, so he said he would
try to line up Emma Krumbies so we
will see what comes of that.
That is all the news that is fit to
print so take care Nobles and Ladies
until we meet agan, and I am looking
forward to it.
Scribe, Arlan Ross
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guests who are wondering what this
group is all about and thinking of per-
haps joining in the fun. If you are curi-
ous, give one of the officers a call and
come for a Dinner Meeting. We meet
at restaurants in the East Central Area
of Minnesota and are always looking
for new places to add to our list. Our
Pres. Monte asks, "Have you the REALLY GRAND corn and steak next event will be at Running Aces in
brought in your new member to the feed Saturday evening. If you want to
East Central Forest Lake on Thursday, May 19, for
West Suburban SC yet?" stay at the Comfort Inn (1511 East the Seafood Buffet.
President Monte promises us a College Drive—the junction of Hwys They say you are lucky to maintain Every summer we have a picnic, and Well, this month’s article is just like
meatloaf dinner at our next regular 19 and 23), call 507-532-3070. Note to friendships over the years with people this year it will be held on Sunday, today’s newspaper—lots of news of
meeting: 15 June at 5:30 p.m. social the wise, call sooner rather than later who you meet at various stages in your August 14th, at Dean and Judy the past, with a few future events.
(5:00 board meeting) and 6: 30 dinner. because the motel fills up early. Then life. They also state that people who Yorston’s home on Cross Lake in Pine Our Spring Pancake Breakfast is over.
As is usual we’ll meet at the Hopkins Saturday, 20 August, the annual golf actively maintain a supportive group of City.The ladies always bring a salad or On Palm Sunday we had our Pancake,
VFW. 1/2 scribe Lew Sampson will game followed by the barbeque at friends live longer, more fulfilling lives. dessert to share with the group and French Toast and Sausage Breakfast at
have the details for your reservation Elaine and Jim Snyder’s. Who are your friends? Are they the peo- the Club supplies the main event. If the the Dan Patch American Legion Post in
and the speaker, so pay close attention A very important date for all of ple you work with, your neighbors, weather is good, pontoon rides are Savage. It was a very nice breakfast and
to his epistle. Nobles monthly lunch- Zuhrah, Nobles, Ladies, family and oth- extended family, and people from your available for those who love the water, we made a few $$s for our Organization
eon will be at 11:30 on Thursday, 30 ers who can come: the Ceremonial to childhood, or are they people you enjoy and there are always a few games (not gazillions-but enough). As usual I’m
June, also at the Hopkins VFW. be held at the Horsemen’s Ranch on meeting and breaking bread with while going on as well as lots of story telling, also sure that our reckoning will show
For your planning schedule, the Saturday, 11 June. It will be a family affair, having a few laughs and talking about eating, and just plain visiting. that our MVASC Ladies did well with
Annual Mystery trip will be on both our Zuhrah family and our friends family, life challenges, and what it is like to We hope to see some new faces at their bake sale during the Breakfast.
Wednesday, 20 July. Shhhhhh! I can’t and family.There’ll be a picnic for all and live in these difficult times. People who our summer outings.We meet the third Kudos to those members and their
disclose where we are going, because special events for children. Check your support you and wonder where you are Thursday of the month all year long, Ladies and our MVASC Widows for all
then it would not be a mystery, would Arabian for details and specifically how when you are missing an event. Friends except for August when we have our the prep work before and help during
it? But I understand it will be a day to get there. It is Potentate Gary Sibben can be from any or all of these groups. picnic, and go dark during the cold win- and after the Spring Breakfast.
affair so block out the day. and the Divan’s wish and hope that all Extend your family of friends and ter months of January and February, Our April Stated Meeting was on
Coming up in August is our annual who can, will turn out for this special attend an East Central Area Shrine when we hibernate in our cozy homes the 28th of April 2011 at the V.F.W. in
trek to Marshall to visit and party with day of fun and frolic and to welcome in Club Meeting. We meet the third in front of the fireplace with a big bowl Prior Lake. Our May 26 meeting was at
the Marshall Area Shrine Club. Reserve our new Nobles. Thursday of the month with our signif- of popcorn. Come join the fun! Stephano’s Italian Restaurant. Any
Friday-Sunday, 5-7 August, or if you That's the news for now and there icant others, but you are always wel- member may attend the board meet-
ECSC President Mike Hill
prefer, come down Saturday the 6th. is lots going on, so join in the fun. come to come and meet the other sin- ing—your input is always welcome.
There’ll be a cook-out—usually ham- Slainte, gles in our group, for dinner, a short Our Board meetings will continue
burgers and fixin’s—Friday evening and Tom Parry, 2/2 Scribe meeting and a lot of camaraderie. ECSC Secretary Dean Yorston to be on the third Thursday of the
Both Zuhrah and Osman Shriners and (320) 629-3697 month through the summer.Watch for
their Ladies are welcome as well as the mailings for time and place.
We will be having an informal dinner
in August to schedule the rest of Prez
John’s year. The summer picnic
date/place is still up in the air—gotsa
Thank the advertisers wait for parade schedules for planning.
Watch for an announcement via USPS.
for their support of the Arabian! Summer is upon us—Parade
Season! Supporting all our Units at the
The Zuhrah Pipes & Drums parades, especially during this season,
is a big part of who we are.
Finally, don’t forget all our fellow
Nobles who are not feeling up to
Are Looking for snuff, their loved ones and our kids
and staff at the Hospitals.
New Members – T. D.
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ZUHRAH SHRINE CALENDAR
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
MAY 29 30 31 JUNE 1 2 3 4
MEMORIAL DAY Oriental Band ZUHRAH SHRINE
ZUHRAH SHRINE CLOSED CLOSED
Band – Chanters
Drum Corps – Patrol
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Horsemen’s Cowboy Band 101 Antique Cars ZUHRAH DIVAN DINNER Birak ASC Board Meeting
Chanters --- Patrol Cycle Corps Cobra Corps SHRINE STATED MEETING Ceremonial & 125th
Willmar ASC 23rd Annual Drum Corps Horsemen CLOSED at Zurah Horsemen Birthday Celebration at
Ho Ho – Willmar LOH Ranch the Zuhrah Horsemen
Finance Committee Ranch
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Band – Chanters AASC Guardian ZUHRAH SHRINE Masquers
Drum Corps – Patrol Owatonna Rod & Gun CLOSED Birak Steak Fry
Funsters WSSC Flyers
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
FATHERS DAY Band Ceremonial Unit Antique Cars Burger Run ZUHRAH SHRINE
Chanters LOH CLOSED
Drum Corps Birak Circus MVSC
Patrol Birak Circus
26 27 28 29 30 JULY 1 2
Band – Chanters Unit Heads Marshall ZUHRAH SHRINE
Drum Corps House Committee The Chairmen CLOSED
Steel Drum Band
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
INDEPENDENCE DAY Cobra Corps ZUHRAH SHRINE DIVAN DINNER Birak ASC
ZUHRAH SHRINE Cycle Corps New Ulm CLOSED STATED MEETING
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for $75.00 per year 612-483-0664
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Messerli & Schadow Uphostery Cleaning Health & Life Brokerage Standard Heating Mills Fleet Farm
Larry E. Messerli CPA Chuck Stennes Services, Inc. Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, MN Mark Berg 612-824-2656 Brooklyn Park, MN
952-927-8350 612-963-1816 Golden Valley, MN www.Standardheating.com
Larry@messerli-schadow.com 763-553-0911 • 651-779-7725
Mark Berg: Oakdale, MN
Attorneys Computer Consultant Associated Insurance Agent Inc
firstname.lastname@example.org • 952-435-38/32
David E. Culbert Owen R Seeley Lakeville, MN
Scherstad Systems Inc.
Minneapolis, MN Financial Consultants Brooklyn Center, MN
952-546-5440 Ross E. Hjermstad www.Fleetfarm.com
Jirak, Rosvold & Associates 763-549-2223
Elk River, MN Roofing
Timothy Jirak email@example.com
Hanson Lulic & Krall, LLC 612-221-2889
Tony R. Krall Eden Prairie, MN Kaufman Roofing
firstname.lastname@example.org The David Agency
Minneapolis, MN 952-746-9447 Dick Kaufman
Consignment www.ameripriseadvisors.com Dick Devine
612-333-2530 Minneapolis, MN
email@example.com It’s New To U Funeral Directors 612-333-4455 612-722-0965
Auto Dealers Alison Formaneck www.davidagencyinc.com
Lockwood Motors, Inc. Savage, MN Mike Dougherty
952-882-6060 Monuments Security--
Chet Lockwood Minneapolis, MN
Bob Lockwood www.ItsNewToU.com Twin City Monuments
612-871-4407 Central Lock & Safe
Marshall, MN Morrie Toretsky
Contractors www.Thomson-dougherty.com Darryl Metzger
800-658-2455 Minneapolis, MN
www.Lockwoodmotors.com CCRCC Carlson 952-920-4738 Minneapolis, MN
Construction Co. Washburn McReavy
Oils & Fuel 612-788-9124
David Carlson "Too Tall" James Ewald
Mills FORD www.centrallockandsafe.com
Mike Brown St Louis Park, MN Minneapolis, MN Wm H. McCoy Petroleum
Baxter, MN 612-377-2203 James McCoy Time Clocks
218-825-3536 www.washburn-McReavy.com St Louis Park, MN
Embroidery 952-927-7991 Signal Systems Inc
www.Millsford.com Graphic Designers Brian Reiners
Auto Repair DO IT RIGHT, Inc
MT Pet Supplies
Susan Gainor Minneapolis, MN
Youngstedts "Goodyear" Mark Toretsky Fromm T&R Distributing
Prior Lake, MN Rod Hendrickson 612-871-7500
Hopkins, MN Minneapolis, MN
952-933-4305 952-226-1677 Eagan, MN www.TimeClocksUSA.com
www.Youngstedts.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 651-452-2617 Travel
Cleaning Services Pizzeria AAA Minneapolis
Winter Company Process Displays Sarpino’s Pizzeria
Perfect Touch Cleaning Lori Martz
Brittani Wolf Janet Winter K. M. Anderson Simeon Dimitrov
Savage, MN Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, MN
Eagan, MN Oakdale, MN
651-216-4943 952-763-9600 763-512-5123 651-210-9963 952-927-2741
www.MNPerfectTouchCleaning.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
JUNE 2011 ZUHRAH ARABIAN 11
2011 SUMMER MIDWEST SESSION
Winnipeg, Manitoba 2011 Summer Midwest Cost Breakdown:
Included: Registration Packet + Thursday Oasis + Saturday Oasis
August 3 – 6, 2011 Registration:
Noble Only $75.00
Wednesday – August 3, 2011 Noble & Lady $120.00
Time TBA Lady Only $45.00
Event V.I.P registration
Location Fort Garry Hotel Past Potentates & Divan Counterparts Dinner August 3, 2011
Location: Fort Garry Hotel – 7th Floor 6:00 p.m.
Time 6:00 p.m.
Event Past Potentates / Counterparts Dinner Noble Only $50.00 Noble & Lady $100.00
Location Fort Garry Hotel – 7th Floor Ladies Counterpart Breakfast August 3, 2011
Cost $50.00 Canadian – Per Person Location: Fort Garry Hotel – 7th Floor 9:30 a.m.
Lady Only $35.00
Thursday – August 4, 2011
Time 9:30 a.m. Ladies Luncheon August 5, 2011
Event Ladies Counterpart Breakfast Location: Fort Garry Place 11:00 a.m.
Location Fort Garry Hotel – Provencher Room Main Floor Ladies $40.00
Cost $35.00 Canadian – Lady Only
Shrine-A-Rama August 5, 2011
Event Nobles and Ladies Registration and Check in Manitoba Social 7:00 p.m.
Location Fort Garry Hotel— Gateway Room, Second Level across the walkway Taste Manitoba 9:00 p.m.
Noble Only $35.00 Noble & Lady $70.00
Form up Time NOT ALLOWED EARLIER THAN 5:30 p.m. Saturday Parade August 6, 2011
Step off time 7:00 p.m. Location: Assiniboine Park 8:00 a.m.
Location Form-up will be at the Legislature Bldg, all units will move onto Broadway and
head “EAST” to the Fort Garry Hotel Approx distance 1 KM (0.6 miles). Go to the following website to register for the 2011 Summer Midwest
OASIS Tailgate party. http://www.msa2011.org/index_files/SummerRegistration.htm Register by July 15
Location 2nd floor of the Fort Garry Hotel Parkade
Friday – August 5, 2011 Zuhrah is staying in at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Winnipeg
COMPETITIONS AND EXHIBITIONS Cost: $156.00 per night /Double Occupancy
The following will be competing at the Red River Grounds: Motorized and Horse Guard
8:00 a.m. Motor Corps Red River EX Park Zuhrah’s hospitality cost $25.00 per person per day
8:00 a.m. Horse Patrol Red River EX Park Please email Ross Hjermstad at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 612-221-2889 to
9:00 a.m. Clowns Manitoba Hydro Place – 360 Portage Ave reserve your place for the 2011 Summer Midwest.
9:00 a.m. Chanters Fort Garry Hotel – Concert Hall Ballroom – 7th Floor All payments are in Canadian dollars.
9:00 a.m. Drum Corps The Forks – Festival Park (see map)
9:00 a.m. Pipes and Drums Minto Armoury – 969 St. Mathews Avenue
9:00 a.m. Oriental Bands Shrine Centre – 1155 Wilkes Avenue
10:30 a.m. Fife and Drum Barn Storming all over the city
12:00 n Flag Patrols Minto Armoury – 969 St. Mathews Avenue
9:30 a.m. Khartum Vintage Cars Cruise
Place: Starting place Garden City Shopping Center NW Corner
Show and Shine to be held at Skinners Restaurant
Open to all Shriners and family with a special interest vehicle
Enjoy a scenic Cruise down Henderson Highway along the Red River to Lockport, Manitoba
Contact: Morley Kabernick 339-2830 or 949-2600
Children’s Program for Ladies Luncheon
Time 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location Fort Gary Hotel – Day Care Room – 5th Floor
Cost $10.00 PER CHILD
Time 11:00 a.m.
Location Fort Gary Place – Grand Ball Room – 4th Floor
Cost $40.00 Canadian – Lady Only
Children’s Program for Shrine-A-Rama
Time 7:00 p.m. to Midnight
Location Fort Gary Hotel – Day Care Room – 5th Floor
Cost $10.00 PER CHILD
50’-60’s THEME NIGHT WITH A COSTUME CONTEST
Time 7:00 p.m. Manitoba Social
9:00 p.m. Taste Manitoba (Various hot and cold foods)
Location Fort Gary Hotel – Grand Ball Room – 4th Floor
Cost $35.00— Per Person
Saturday – August 6, 2011
Form up Time 9:30 a.m.
Step off Time 11:00 a.m.
Location Form-up will be in the Assiniboine Park area, and all units will move
through the park to the Zoo parking lot where an Oasis will be held.
Approx distance 1.2 KM (1.0 mile).
12 ZUHRAH ARABIAN JUNE 2011
Spring Ceremonial and
125th Anniversary Picnic
Saturday, June 11, 2011