Shriners International Bulletin East St. Louis, IL Volume 87 December 2011 Number 10 Larry Carril, Potentate Wise Men? No, not really. Just the Ritualistic Cast waiting outside with forty new members to have the 2011 Fall Ceremonial picture taken. Highlights pg. 5 Officers’ Jingle All the Way Educational Seminar Christmas Party Jan. 21 December 10 In This Issue: Ceremonial Highlights Pg 5 Jewels of Ainad Pg 18 Halloween Highlights Pg 7 Officer’s Seminar Info Pg 19 Possible Computer Class Pg 17 Calendar Winners Pg 27 Potentate’s Message Greetings Nobles, What a beautiful Fall we have had with all the warm weather and colorful trees. We have kept a busy schedule and met many nobles this month. Some were new and some were old friends, and we had a good time seeing them all. We went to Clark Co. Shrine Club for the first time this year and the nobles up there were extremely gracious to me and Maryann. I thanked them for that. Maryann would like to thank the ladies who led us to a, far out of the way, cemetery where we found Maryann’s Gr-Gr-Gr Grandfather and family. We fell in love with the town of Casey and all the friendly people we met there. I also made a trip to Kim Shrine Club in Cairo with Doc Clubb and Mike Grafe. Again, we were warmly received and I really appreciate that. Lar ril Speaking of Fall, there was a large crowd of ghosts and goblins at ry J. Car the annual Ainad Halloween Party at the Temple on Oct. 29th. It was a record crowd of 525 children and adults. The kids are getting more clever with their costumes every year and all were excited about the trick or treating, games and contests that Kevin and Kim planned for them. The unit rooms looked fantastic due to the hard work of our nobles. Congratulations to the Arab Patrol for their first place room. Second was the Klown room and third place went to the Drum Corps room under the leadership of the Williamson Co. Shrine Club. The small dining room was transformed by the Hospital Unit and it was a fantastic display. You all did a fabulous job ! Thank you all for bringing a joyful day to our own kids and families. A special thanks goes to Kevin and Kim Fernandez for the outstanding job they did in chairing this event. Thank you. The Fall Ceremonial, named in honor of my best friend, Past Potentate Kenny Lake was held on Nov. 5th. I believe that Kenny was there with us that day. We had a large turnout with some of the units performing. I was afraid for a while that someone would call Immigration, but everything worked out fine. Thank you Drum Corps. I believe I owe you one or was it that you owed me one ? We took in 40 new nobles and it is my sincere hope that they will return to the Temple and enjoy the Shrine life that is available to them. We also had two very special guests with us to help remind us what we are about. Our first guest was Jackie Brewer who became confined to a wheelchair as a result of an auto accident at a very young age. She spoke not only about Shriner’s Hospital treating her injuries, but how they have taught her different methods to reach her goals. She is a student today at SIU-E, lives independently, goes deer hunting and loves driving her car. She is an amazing, courageous and lovely young woman who is on her way to special things in her life. She is going to become a social worker and we wish her all the best. Our second guest was 8th grader Macie Sanders and her family of Centralia. Macie began collecting tabs for Shriner’s Hospital about four years ago after her friend had treatment there. Four years is an incredible commitment for a young girl of Macie’s age. We thank her and the children of Shriner’s Hospital thank her. If Macie can accomplish something of this magnitude at her age, think about what all we can do for our hospitals. I would also thank the clubs and units for their generous donations for the hospital. I’m sure there will be pictures of all of the presentations. Thank you all for working so hard this year. I would also like to thank the Aides and Ambassadors for the TV and DVD player. It is a beautiful and very thoughtful gift. I am going to hook it up in an outside compartment on my camper so I can watch the Cardinals from my lawn chair like the Big Boys do from Williamson Co. By the time you get this bulletin, Thanksgiving will be here and gone with Christmas right around the corner. I hope you were able to count your blessings with your family at Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to all of the Christmas parties this year and an end to my year as Potentate. Bill and Jeanie Hill have a very exciting year planned for you next year with the 100th Anniversary of Ainad Shriners and I hope you are all able to participate. Here’s lookin’ at you Amigo. Keep Marching On, Larry Carril 1 Ainad Shriners . . . Why Did You Become a Shriner? Welcome Nobles, Another Fall Ceremonial is behind us, but the fun is just starting. I want to take the time to congratulate our new nobles from that ceremonial: Chad Barnes, Gary A Barnes, James Bert, George E Berger, Duane Birks, Mark R Callender, Gilbert R Carrell, James B Carroll II, Bennie R Cooper, Robert E Davis, Thomas G Devore, Joseph A Diliberto, Donnie W Dill, Robert W Dirden, Jeffrey A Dove, Steven C Duke, Andrew E Duncan, Christopher R Edwards, Howard Elmore, Henry A Haisch, Robin R Harris, Jeffrey D Hendon, Chris Kent ,Richard L Koeneman, Christopher, Layson, Jeremy R Legereit, Ricky R Lockhart, John C Maragni, Allen M Martin, Gary J McMeen, Gerald A Pol- lard, Randy S Probst, David R Rensing, Michael J Salant, Ricardo R Sanchez, Scott A Sheldon, Johnny F Thorton Jr, Blake J Weilmuenster, Giles A Whitson Sr, Terry L Wray II, and John W Wright. Thank you for your commitment to our fraternity. I also want to thank all the top-line signers who brought them in. It is very important for you, new nobles, to join a club and/or a unit. Make sure your wife or girlfriend knows about all the activities that they can attend throughout the year—at your club, unit or at Ainad. If you’re single, just come on out and enjoy the activities. Membership is key for us at Ainad. It is not too late to bring in a new noble this year. So if you have a candidate that is ready to join us, bring him in. Next year is our 100-year anniversary celebration. There will be a number of activities and events where you will be able to bring in new nobles. In your dues notice that went out, you should have received a card with a key on it. Give that to a prospect. It is an invitation to join at Ainad and have an opportunity to receive fun gifts. They include a Shriners watch, a Shriners ring, a free dues card, and dozens of other items. Next year, the key on the card is a new noble’s chance to win one of those gifts. The key is to a lock on our Treasure Chest. The Treasure Chest will be at all Ainad functions and in Ainad Shrine’s administrative office. If your key opens the lock on the Treasure Chest, you can draw an envelope that will reveal your prize. If you win a prize, your sponsor will also receive a prize. Each new noble will also receive a card to pass on to a friend or relative. It is a must that we recruit new members for Ainad. Nobles, we still have over 200 names of nobles that have not paid their dues. Please, if you know of anyone that has not paid their dues, ask them to do so. If they do not, they will be suspended at the end of December 2011. In last month’s bulletin, I mentioned this, but I want to bring it up again. Let’s start looking at our families for new Shriners. Fathers, have you asked your sons or grandsons? Sons and grandsons, have you asked your father or grandfather. Don’t forget other members of the family, sons-in-law, cousins, brothers or brothers-in-law. By encouraging your relations to join us you can all get out and have fun together as a family of Masons and Shriners. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a happy New Year. Take Care; Be Safe and Think Membership. Your Membership Chairperson, Jim Pulley email@example.com Home: (618) 345-1550 Cell: (618) 550-8273 beashrinernow.com Recruitment Chairman Retention Chairman Restoration Chairman Jim Onstott Brad Spelbring David Tollison Phone: 618-842-5741 Phone: 618-946-3989 Phone: 618-435-4445 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 2 Having Fun & Helping Kids Oriental Band Art Smith Happy Holiday greetings from the Oriental Band! This year hasn’t been easy for the Band. Trying to get new members hasn’t been an easy task. Great news! We have three new members since the Fall Ceremonial. We still need a driver for our parade van and the position of Secretary is open to anyone who is interested. Also, If you would like to join us, please stop by the Orien- tal Band Room or call Art Smith at (618) 236-6341. We still practice on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. Feel free to stop by the room. Our scheduled, monthly stated meeting is the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 P.M. We welcome one and all anytime. Now I need to get back to my Christmas List. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Nobels and their families. Brass Band Carl Buehler The traditional marching season ended with the Edwardsville Veterans Day Parade. Following the parade, we always play a patriotic concert at the Edwardsville Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall. At the November meeting the following officers were elected: Carl Buehler, President; Art Stirrat, Vice President; Craig Sewell, Secretary; Harry Rutter, Treasurer; Keith Albrecht, Sergeant of Arms; Tom Boker, Manager; and Mike Juenger, Director. Prez Carl has several goals he would like to see the Band continue working towards in the coming year and will be seeking everyone’s help. Donations were approved to the Shriners Hospitals for Children for a total of $1,500 and Burns Travel Unit for $300. By the time this is read the Christmas Party will likely be history and a good time had by all. VP Art worked hard to make this a success. Our next performance is the Christmas Concert at the Stated Meeting on December 15th. We will be rehearsing the music at the rehearsal on December 9th. Our door is always open to anyone interested in joining us or just curious about the Band. We are not professional musicians, just Shriners who at one time might have played an instrument (even junior high) and now enjoy the camaraderie of Shriners, and marching so that children can walk. May all of you have a blessed Christmas or Hanukkah season, and let’s all commit to a great 2012 for our band. Dec 9 (Fri) AINAD Center 7:30 PM Band Room Rehearsal/Meeting Dec 15 (Thru) AINAD Center 6:30 PM Auditorium Christmas Concert Dec 23 (Fri) Temple Closed No Practice Jan 13(Fri) AINAD Center 7:30 PM Band Room Rehearsal/Meeting Jan 27(Fri) AINAD Center 7:30 PM Band Room Rehearsal 3 Ainad Shriners . . . Drum and Bugle Corps Bruce Haas Wow, I’m not sure about whether the Americans taught the Mexicans to play music or whether it was the Mexicans teaching the Americans, but it sure was a great show and a fitting way for Pote Larry to finish off his last Ceremonial in office. We had fun and a drink or two along the way, even if it was a long way out of the ordinary for our, as Director Bill sometimes describes us, “Silly Little Drum Corps”. A great time was had by all and the food and drink in the club room afterward hit the spot as always. Thanks Mike Strohm, you did it again! On Veterans Day, a goodly number of us spent the evening playing and partaking of the hospitality always shown us by Laurie’s Place in Edwardsville. Laurie, as always, made sure we were fed and watered well and even made a donation to us for our Annual Golf Tournament in the Spring. Thank you Laurie, you have a special place in the heart of our Corps. Next up is our 2011 Christmas Party on December 3rd at the C.K. & L of I Country Club in Swansea, IL. Doors and bar open at six, dinner is at seven and a short program will later be followed by dancing to the tunes of the Jorrel’s. RSVP’s were due to Bob Strohm by November 15th, but if you let him know very soon, you just might get in. His phone is 618-632-2065. Following the party on Monday night, December 5th, we’ll have our Steak Fry, Annual Meeting and Election of Officers at Ainad. I believe dinner will be somewhere around seven that night followed by the meeting. The bar is free that night too. So................... if you are interested in becoming a part of the Corps Leadership Team, get yourself nominated for the office of your choice and see what can happen. Consensus has it I am told that we should rehearse through the Christmas and New Years Season as usual on Monday evenings. Considering where we are going with new tunes and the turn outs we’ve been able to have, that sounds like a very good idea. Plan on coming around those nights unless you hear different beforehand. We’ll be sure to let you know in plenty of time if that changes. The first performance of the 2012 year will, as always, be another appearance at Lau- rie’s Place in Edwardsville on New Years Day. Laurie told me that the doors will open at noon and we can play to our hearts content starting somewhere between two and three in the afternoon. Laurie also told me that she will have plenty of ham and beans for us along with the usual doses of Camel’s Milk. If you haven’t been around for a bit, stop and see us. You’ll be happy you did and we’ll be just as happy to have seen you. On the other hand, if you haven’t been around for a very long time, several of you haven’t, (and you know who you are). You could be in line to be hearing from us asking that you return your equipment and uniform. We turn no-one away, but we do ask that you be somewhat regular in attending and do your best to try to play your assigned instrument. There are people within our ranks who are genuinely talented and spend their personal time freely to make sure that we have the very best in arrangements and instruction in performing them. To that end, I think that we owe them the satisfaction of seeing us at a majority of our weekly rehearsals. Think about it for a while and see what you can do. Take a moment and thank a Veteran for making sure you are as free as you are!!! That’s about all for this time around so as always, take care, be safe and may God bless us each and every one during this Holiday Season. 4 Having Fun & Helping Kids Fall Ceremonial Chad Barnes Bennie R Cooper Steven C Duke Gary A Barnes Robert E Davis Andrew E Duncan George E Berger Thomas G Devore Christopher R Edwards Duane Birks Joseph A Diliberto Howard Elmore Mark R Callender Donnie W Dill Henry A Haisch Gilbert R Carrell Robert W Dirden Robin R Harris James B Carroll II Jeffrey A Dove Jeffrey D Hendon 5 Ainad Shriners . . . Chris Kent Gary J Mcmeen Johnny F Thorton Jr. Richard L Koeneman Gerald A Pollard Blake J Weilmuenster Christopher Layson Randy S Probst Giles A Whitson Sr. Jeremy R Legereit David R Rensing Terry L Wray II Ricky R Lockhart Michael J Salant John W Wright John C Maragni Ricardo R Sanchez Allen M Martin Scott A Sheldon 6 Having Fun & Helping Kids Another Spooktacular Year . . . at the Halloween Party 7 Ainad Shriners . . . What a Real Treat, Thanks Wow, what a hallowed Halloween we had! We were blessed with glorious weather, fantastic attendance, a plethora of help with set-up, workers for the event, and clean- up. Kimberly and I greatly appreciate all of the efforts from everyone. We hope all in attendance enjoyed themselves as much as we did. Ainad is pleased to be able to offer events like this as a small way of saying thank you to all of our membership and their families for all that you do to support Ainad. A large thanks to Tom Wade and the entire kitchen crew for being able to adlib in order to get everyone fed (Over 525). Also to Doc Clubb for bringing the beautiful Mums from Scharf Farms in Millstadt, Everett Bohnenstiehl for the straw and delivering the pumpkins from Relleke Farms. I’m sure the parents will adore the pictures of their little ghosts and gobblins for years to come thanks to Paula Massey and Vicky Fitzpatrick. The pictures should look nice in the frames created with the help and efforts of the Jobes Daughters. Thank you to Tammy Yonke and all of the girls. The rooms were all fantastic! As per our judges, the Arab Patrol was handed the room trophy the second year in a row with the Clowns coming in second place (way to go Taz) and last but not least, Drum Corps third place (Thanks for all you did Don). A special thanks to the costume judges for having the strength of character to accept an inglorious job. And to my cohorts of the divan and their ladies we are in your debt, thank you. To all with much gratitude and appreciation, Kim & Kevin Fernandez Uniform Units Dave Casson Jr. A talkative group of about 28 Nobles chatted during the social hour prior to a steak and potato dinner provided by Tom Wade and Dave Haas, and served by volunteers of the Uniformed Units. After dinner President John Lowe opened the November meeting of the Uniformed Units with the traditional formalities. It shall be noted that this was a special evening with Past Presidents (5) of the UU, and Past Potentates (7) were our quest of honor. We observed a moment of silence for several Nobles who had passed away since our last meeting, including a former Noble who was a large part of many activities that happened at Ainad, from Circus, kitchen, Director Staff, etc. We received a letter of thanks from the Dyslexia Centers Walk for our support. Past President Mike Goodman requested that the UU continue their support for his nieces’ traveling softball team with matching funds from Ainad. Her squad has competed all over the area and had proudly displayed Ainad as a supporter. It was also noted that President Lowe, and gang, sold over $1800 worth of jewelry at the Fall Ceremonial, Great job! Assistant Rabban, Mike Grafe introduced the Divan members in attendance and reminded us of several dates and events that were coming up in the next month. Read your bulletin for more information. PP Ray Rohr spoke on the lastest developments concerning the Shriners Hospitals for Children®-St. Louis. John Blondell, gave us an update on the 100 Year Anniversary events, encouraging each member and Past Potentates to record some old thoughts and memories that could be used for the celebration. A statement was made that when each club and unit votes on disbursements of funds to possibly include contribution to the 100 Year Committee (Contact Office or Potentate Carril for other options in need of funds). Please keep in your time of reflection the needs of many of our Nobles and their families that are under the weather and may have other personal concerns/needs. In closing President Lowe wishes all the best during this Holiday Season and reminded us that December meeting will be nomination and election of officers. 8 Having Fun & Helping Kids Hard Hat Crew Rich Colona, Sr. We have been pretty busy fixing the big conference table and installing it on caster wheels, fixing the dust to dawn lights outside the office, replacing drain pipes in the men’s room on the wall mounted sinks, washers in faucets and scrapping and painting the kitchen wall. Our last work project is weatherizing around the doors and windows of the building. We will be doing this until our last day of work on Dec. 14. Then we won’t return until we return from Christmas on January 18. We thank each and every Veteran from the past, present and future for the freedom we have in this country. God bless each one of you. The Hardhats, Charlie Jerden, Dick Staggs, Art Smith, Jeff Nichols and Rich Colona wish each and everyone the Merriest Christmas and the Happiest New Year. And to David Ekstrand, thanks from the Hardhats for the great job you do with the bulletin and have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Remember if you would like to come and fellowship we will be back on January 18th from 8:30 to 12:00 noon. May the coming year be one of joy, of true harmony and inspiration. May we all think and act wisely, in the spirit of loving kindness, of co-operation and Christian understanding. May wise counsels guide us and may all our deliberations uphold the high standard of this splendid order. Hillbilly Clan 39 To inform all Nobles that the Hillbilly Clan #39 is on the move. This is NEW INFORMATION for new members who want to join with the Hillbillies in raising money for the transportation fund and the Shriners Hospitals for Children® through Ainad. One Time Dues: Men $50.00, Women $45.00 Officers of clan are, james a. staffey, ph: 618-599-1096, po box 440, dowell, il. 62927- 0440, raban of clan. brad buckner, ph: 618-694-9502. guardian of the still. dean veg- her, ph: 618-410-5974 keeper of the cob. chief rabban bill hill, is our assistant raban of the clan. see all of ya’ll at the busnis meetin’.Included in your dues is one year news subscription for the Hillbilly magazine. Great Christmas Gifts! 2012 Limited Edition Calendar Commemorating 100 years of Ainad Tradition. 9 Ainad Shriners . . . Arab Patrol Michael Hayes Happy Holidays everyone and welcome to another exciting installment of the Ainad Patrol Bulletin Article. Yes it is that time of year again when moms and dads from all over the world empty their checking accounts to buy their kids a whole bunch of stuff that they just don’t need. Let us all keep in mind the spirit of the holiday season and rejoice in the name of our father Jesus Christ. Well, well what can we say? The Patrol has become the bar setter in the annual Halloween decorating contest. Yes ladies and gentlemen the Patrol has won the coveted trophy for the second year in a row with its version of the Exorcist. Can you say awesome? Dave, Wayne, Jesse, Gary and all the guys that put this on this year really out did their selves. And who thought they could out do the Swamp People from last year? I sure didn’t. I hear rumblings of something truly unbelievable that is in the works already for next year. OMG ladies and gentlemen you won’t be able to comprehend the magnitude of this one. Can you say AWESOME! I guess I should address the Patrol, Color Guard and Oriental Band joint Christmas Party that will be held at the Fairview Heights Elks club once again this year on Saturday, December 10. The cost for Patrol members will be $30.00 per couple. Yes that would be $15.00 for people coming alone. Also, it is time to get your calendars out as the Patrol has selected a date for our annual Spaghetti Dinner and Dance. The date is set for Saturday, April 21 at the Venice Social Club. We have once again booked the band American Originals. The cost has remained the same at $30.00 per couple or $15.00 for individuals. We are again asking our wonderful ladies to bring a desert. Please see one of the Patrol members for tickets as we already have them printed and ready for sale. At our November stated meeting the Patrol made nominations for our 2012 officers. The lucky guys nominated this year were: Wayne Miles-President, Mike Hayes-Vice President, Dave Morris-Secretary, Gary Apperson-Treasurer, Ed Seabaugh-Captain and John Vasquez-Sgt. at Arms. Elections will be held at our stated meeting on December 6. Come out and support the candidates. From a good of the patrol standpoint, Charlie Harrison has had his surgery and seems to be doing just fine; he was grumpy as ever at the last stated meeting. Please keep all of our brothers and sisters in your prayers and let us know if anyone is sick or has been taken by the black camel. Please also remember to pay your dues by Jan. 1. Remember: we meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. We need more attendance at both meetings, especially the meeting on the third Tuesday of the month when we practice. If for some reason you can’t march come on down and play some cards or just socialize with the rest of us. MJoyousry Yearhri er C and a New stmas If U Don’t Show, Then U Don’t Know Uniform Units..Keeping U Informed 10 Having Fun & Helping Kids Shrine Rider’s Unit Brad Koehler We finished out our Charity Run season on October 15 bring our total funds raised to $8,668.90. We presented a $923.00 check to the Potentate at the Spring Ceremonial. We presented a $2,242.00 check to the Hospital on July 30th during our Pilgrimage Ride. We presented a $5,403.80 check to the Potentate at the Fall Ceremonial. This brought our total donations to the Hospital this year to $8,568.80 leaving a balance of $100.10 in our treasury. Our Unit members are very proud of what we have accomplished while still operating under dispensation. On September 24th, the Ainad Shrine Riders attended the 3rd Annual Albert’s Ride out of Clay City, IL in memory of Noble Albert Butler, and at the request of Albert’s daughter Stephanie. This Ride donates the proceeds to the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis via the Clay County Shrine Club to the Potentate at the Fall Ceremonial. This year over $2,000 was raised. The Shrine Riders were proud and honored to be asked to be a part of and to lead this Ride, and we will do so in the future if requested. We are looking forward to 2012 as we start our planning stages for the seven Charity Runs to be held on April 21st, May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, September 15th, and October 20th. We would like to thank Past Potentate Ray Rohr for his belief in us and issuing our Dispensation to form a new Unit, Potentate Larry Carril for his continued support during our first year, webmaster Bill for his continued help and support of our website, David Ekstrand for his efforts in publishing our newsletter, and last but not least our membership and Ladies for making this a successful first season. We are looking to build the membership in the Ainad Shrine Riders. I passed out many ASR business cards at the Fall Ceremonial to Shriner bikers who could be potential members, and I’m looking forward to hearing from them, as well as anyone else who might be interested in joining us. We held our final 2011 meeting on Sunday November 13th. We elected 2012 officers: Brad “Tattoo” Koehler (West Liberty) President; Stan Miller (Ridgway) Vice President; Warren “Skip” Hamilton (West Salem) Treasurer; and Jim Creech (Lawrenceville) Secretary. Installation of officers will be held at the January 15 meeting. Appointed officers will be named later. Please check out our website www.ainadshriners.org/shrineriders for up to date information on our Unit, and don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or call me at (618) 843-8282. Until next time . . . ride safe, and ride sober! ~ Brad “Tattoo” Koehler The picture is of Stephanie Butler-Sessions, daughter of the late Albert Butler, present- ing a check to Roger Parrish, President of the Clay County Shrine Club, for over $2,000 to be donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children- St. Louis. Seated to the left is Brad Koehler, President of the Ainad Shrine Riders, who led the 3rd Annual Albert’s Ride in memory of Albert Butler on September 24th. Roger Parrish made the presentation of the check to Potentate Larry Carril at the Fall Ceremonial. 11 Ainad Shriners . . . Ainad Election of Officers 2012 Ainad Temple’s election of officers for 2012 will be held at the regular stated / annual meeting at 7:30 P.M. on December 15th at the Ainad Auditorium. The Official Divan is to be elected in addition to the four representatives for Imperial and GLSA. Selected pertinent information relative to the Imperial Code regarding the election regulations are listed below. NOTICE: Canceled Meeting: If inclement weather conditions should cause the December 15th meeting to be cancelled it will be rescheduled to Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30. 325.2 Election and Qualifications (a) Election Order: The first seven (7) officers (Potentate, Chief Rabban, Assistant Rabban, High Priest and Prophet, Oriental Guide, Treasurer and Recorder) shall be elected annually, in the order in which they appear in 325.1(a), by ballot and constitute the official divan. Candidates for elective office in a Temple must be members in good standing at the Temple. (b) Term Limit: A Noble may not serve as Potentate of any Temple for more than two (2) years. (c) Qualification: A Noble may not serve as Potentate of any Temple unless he shall have first served at least one term as either Chief Rabban or Assistant Rabban of a Temple. 325.5 Ballot (a) Separate Ballot: Election of officers shall be by separate written ballot and by a majority vote of those present and voting. A blanket ballot is prohibited. 325.8 Nomination Candidates for office and Representatives must be placed in nomination from the floor. 325.11 Election Regulations (a) Electioneering. A candidate for an elected office in a Shrine temple may print, publish and circulate during the year he is seeking the elected office, a resume consist- ing of his educational background, his vocational history, and his Masonic and Shrine record. Except as provided in the prior sentence, the printing, publication, circulating or distribution of resolutions, letters, telegrams, tickets, e-mail or other devices, by a unit, club, Noble, or group of Nobles, suggesting, recommending, opposing, or containing the names of proposed candidates for the office in the temple is prohibited. (b) Expenditures Prohibited: The expenditure of money for gifts, favors, or entertain- ment on behalf of a candidate for elected office is prohibited. (c) Violation: For any violation of: (a) or (b) the Imperial Potentate may suspend any offending Noble, and he may declare the election of officer’s void and order a new election. (d) Notice: At least one (1) week prior to the annual meeting or any election the temple Recorder shall mail to each member a notice thereof containing this section. Steven F. Kibler P.P, Recorder November 30, 2011 12 Having Fun & Helping Kids Legion of Honor John Costello In this issue of the Bulletin the Legion of Honor is combining September and October. In September we held our annual Picnic. As usual we had a good attendance and the food was great. A special thanks to Alan Schnur for cooking the pork steaks and bratwurst. To Rich Ervin for planning and hosting the Picnic (and his Lady Linda who made sure Rich did a good job) we had an official visit by Ken Morey and his chief of Staff Vern Macgregor. This was Ken’s first official visit as the newly elected Commander of the Great Lakes Shrine Association Legion of Honor. The bus we were promoting to the Wreath laying in Arlington, VA was dropped because of the lack of interest by our group and from other LOH Units. Jim Pulley, 4th International Commander of the Legion of Honor, gave as an update on his visits to other LOH units. Jim is responsible for the LOH Hospitality Room for the Wreath Laying in Arlington. He request any left over supplies we had from our convention in Canada be transferred to him for the Hospitality Room in Arlington. At our regular Stated Meeting, we received a letter from Tracy Coughlin who was a member of our unit until his job moved him to Florida. Now his company has assigned him to Afghanistan for the next six months. In other business, we put the final touches to our upcoming Golf Tournament and accepted Bill Thiel as our newest Life Member. We recognized Past Commanders; Wayne Forcade, Alan Schnur, Jim Pulley, Bob Brann, and John Costello also Past Potentates; Ron Williams, Jack Taylor, Doc Clubb, and Asst. Rabban Mike Grafe. October was busy as we had our Golf Tournament, Ladies Night, and our Election of Officers for the year 2012. The golf tournament was our best yet. We had 33 teams and the weather was just great. A special thanks to Commander Kimbrell and 1st Lt. Cmdr Rich Ervin for cooking the Bratwurst and Clete Schwaegel for his planning and promotion of the tournament. Clete has made out tournament a success year after year. Jim Lear was the host for Ladies Night that was held in the small dinning room. Jim had the event catered, the food was great and the Ladies had an enjoyable evening. At Ladies Night were Past Commanders; Jim Pulley, Bob Brann, Larry Hull, John Costello, Past Potentates; Ron Williams Doc Clubb, Ed Scott, Asst. Rabban Mike Grafe, Capt. Of the Guard Denver Tolbert, and 2nd Ceremonial Master Bill Underwood (and lest I forget their Ladies were also present). After dinner Commander Kimbrell had all the members retire to the large dinning room for the election of officers. The Officers elected for 2012 are; Commander Rich Ervin, 1st Lt. Cmdr. Jim Lear, Adjutant John Costello, Finance Officer Dave Wade. We had to table the election of the 2nd Lt. Cmdr and 3rd Lt. Cmdr because both were not able to attend. At our next Stated Meeting we will complete the election of officer for 2012. Commander Kimbrell thanked all for their support thought out the year. Mike Grafe gave a brief presentation on the importance of the 27 October Stated Meeting at Ainad. He requested that the LOH be sure to check for current dues cards while tiling the doors. After our meeting in the large dinning we returned to our ladies and Commander Kimbrell adjourned the meeting. 13 Ainad Shriners . . . Ainad Partner Program Sponsors We have several Ainad Partner Program levels to choose from starting at $1,000. The donations help to support our programs at Ainad Shrine Temple. If interested, please contact the temple office at 888-567-1870. A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors AAA Facility Maintenance Services Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home Ashland Consumer Markets Bank of Edwardsville Bank of Springfield Beelman Trucking Co. Belleville Recycling, Inc. Casino Queen Citizens Bank of Albion Cooper B-LIne Davis & Sons Oil Company Dignity Memorial Providers Fairfield National Bank Gateway Volvo Gilster Mary-Lee Corp Glover Oilfield Service, Inc Helmets First Jim’s Formal Wear Joe Hunt and Associates Johnston City Sportwear Kurrus Funeral Home N & W Horizontal Boring Patchett Law Office Peoples National Bank Pepsi MidAmerica Salem Tourism Bureau Schneidewind Insurance Agency Shay Roofing Steve Schmidt Auto Group, Inc. Troy Grain and Feed “In beloved memory of Kenny Lake” Twin Lake Trucking Wayne County Press 14 Having Fun & Helping Kids Jefferson County Shrine Club Bud Tate The Club met for their November meeting at the Shrine Park on Tuesday, the 8th. The motions were made and seconded to accept all officers reports given. The Nobles met on Saturday and power washed the building and cleaned the grounds of leaves, etc. Thanks to all who helped. Jim Williams reported we had a good crowd at Centralia Halloween parade. Thanks to the Klowns. Klowns will be serving their annual ham & bean dinner on Saturday, November 12th at the Masonic lodge in Mt. Vernon. Tickets are $ 5.00 and can be bought at the door. Ham, beans, corn bread, onions, slaw dessert and drink. The Club is sending $ 9,500.00 to Ainad that was collected for the Paper Crusade. We were glad to have Chief Rabban Bill Hill with us. Our meeting in December will be our Ladies night and Christmas party. Gerald Armstrong and crew will be cooking that evening. Congratulations Jeff! Jeff Nichols with Potentate Larry Carril was awarded for Gold Page recognition for his support and contributions to Ainad at the October meeting. 15 Ainad Shriners . . . Williamson County Shrine Club Ray Dickens W.C.S.C meets the first Thursday of every Month all Shriners and their wives are welcome. Social hour 6, dinner 6:30, meeting at 7. The November meeting had a good turnout and an excellent Chili Mac dinner prepared by the Divine Ladies. Final Numbers are in on the Paper Crusade $6417.03. Great job Dave McGee, Earl Whitson and Nobles of the Williamson County Shrine Club. The Veteran’s Day Fish Fry went very well. We had great participation by the W.C.S. C. and 300 + people enjoyed an excellent dinner! The Divine Ladies Christmas Bazar had a huge attendance. It was a fun afternoon. The Road Runner’s will probably set a record. They have currently made 96 trips to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. WOW ! Nomination of Officers: Danny McGee President, Tom Whittle 1st VP, Bob Bundren 2nd VP Bob will also continue as Treasurer until a replacement can be found. Pat Samples will continue as Secretary. Paul LaGrant 1st Trustee, Deon Bundren 2nd, Joe McPherson 3rd and Brad Buckner 4th. A Special Tip of the Fez to Tom Reese. Tom Has served on the board for 7 years and has been extremely active in every project we have had, to include; lead man at the Harkins food prep and service. As well as on occasion donning his scuba gear & repairing our boat dock. Knowing Tom I’m sure he will continue to give 100% that’s the kind of man he is. Tom, Thank You! UP Coming Events: December 1st stated meeting & election of officers. December 9th The Williamson County Shrine Club Christmas Dinner. A great dinner, entertainment & a wonderful evening for $30.00 a couple. Contact Jim Lare 618-534-5705. December 18th Operation Shriner Claus. This is the Christmas Party for needy children. Dale McGee will coordinate the event. Merry Christmas & happy New Year to everyone from the Williamson County Shrine Club! Remember . . . The Reason for the Season 16 Having Fun & Helping Kids Collinsville Shrine Club Mike LaZella Relleke’s Pumpkin Farms was another successful venture. Even though it tied up our weekends during the entire month of October, it helped raise a lot of money. It was a close second to the Italian Festival in terms of money making. After all our expenses were deducted, our balance sheet came out really good. Final totals for the entire year will be submitted in our financial report next month. We want to thank all our club members who dedicated their time and effort with all our events this year. We couldn’t have done it without your help, dedication and fulfillment of your Shriner’s obligation to the children. Several motions were made during the meeting, discussed and were passed. These motions included: 1. to install indoor & outdoor carpet, instead of cardboard, on the floor of the trailer. We’ll get some samples and test them for durability, stain resistance, and ease of cleaning. 2. Preventive maintenance on the Trailer. We will contact a company to maintain our stoves & set up a check list to ensure the trailer is ready for next season. 3. Donate our old trailer to the Ainad Temple for their circus events. The money for the Church donations will be drawn at our December meeting. The rest of the meeting was left to nominations and election of next year’s Officers. The new Officers for 2012 are: President: Ken Sweitzer; Vice-President: Robbie Clayton; Treasurer: Chip Darling; Secretary: Mike LaZella. Jeannine and Paul Miller, Chip Darling’s grandparents, are doing better. Jeannine had triple bi-pass surgery this past week, with a few complications, but is doing much better now. Paul hurt his foot & is doing better as well. They are moving into their new home at Merridan Village, in Maryville. Everett & Pam Bohnenstiehl are both recovering from illnesses. Marty Riley’s mother in law is doing better after some complications. We hope everyone stays well & recovers soon. Our prayers go out to all. Having Trouble? ! # ? Ainad is wanting to have a Q & A session on Computer Basics This would cover: • Basis operation of the computer • Working with email sending attachments • Using word processing software like Word, Works or Open Office • transfering digital photos from your camera to your computer If you are interested in such a course, contact David Casson (618) 670-9725 or firstname.lastname@example.org Year End Donations Requested December 15th Election / Meeting night in the small dinning room at 6:30. Photos with the Potentate Larry Carril for your contributions. Please remember to support: Ainad Building Fund, Hospital Transportation Fund, Groom Scholarship Fund, and the 100th Anniversary Fund along with the Hospitals 17 Ainad Shriners . . . he T Jewels of Ainad By Maryann Carril Dear Nobles and Ladies, When I began this article featuring couples here at Ainad, I had two goals. One was to thank our husband and wife teams who work behind the scenes making sure the Temple, clubs and units functions run smoothly. The second goal was to show our new Shriners coming in that there is opportunity for their wives to become involved. I hope I have been able to accomplish at least one of those goals. What better way to do that than show off our best examples? Bill and Nettie Underwood are truly one of our finest jewels here at Ainad. Bill joined Ainad in 1968 and brought a very dy- namic lady with him. When you read their story I am sure that you will agree that they have found a wonderful way to spend time together doing what they love and we have all benefitted greatly from that. Bill was born in Belleville and Nettie was born in Clay Co. IL. They married on Nov 10th 1956. They have been married 55 years. They have two daughters; Sharon Bachert who lives in Bill & Nettie Chino, CA and Karon Hippard living in Belleville. They have Underwood a total of four grand children consisting of one grandson and three grand daughters. One granddaughter lives in Jackson, Mo. and two live in Chino. Their grandson, Christopher became a Shriner at the age of 18, carrying on their family tradition. Bill joined Masonic Lodge 24, Scottish Rite and Ainad all in 1968. Both he and Nettie joined the Order of the Eastern Star in 1968. Nettie served as Worthy Matron in 1972 and they were both quite involved with their daughters in Job’s Daughters. Bill spent seventeen years in the Drum Corps, marching at least two, sometimes three parades a weekend during the summer. He became a member of ROJ Court 86 in 1976. Bill and Nettie are excellent at time management. Bill still works part-time at Belleville Recycling and Nettie retired in 2000 from Regions Bank. Bill belongs to the Director’s Staff, Belleville Shrine Club, Past President. He has also been Liaison Officer to many clubs over the years and presently is Liaison Officer to Salem Shrine Club. Bill has served on the Divan line as 2nd Ceremonial Master since 2000. His is a permanent position that takes unbelievable commitment and Nettie is there with him at all outside functions. They both work at all the Ainad functions. Nettie is an active member of the Daughters of the Nile, working every Tuesday on projects for the kids at Shriners Hospitals for Children®-St. Louis. Bill and Nettie both work all of the circuses, serving as supervisors for the hucksters. That takes a lot of patience and time. Whew! I think I’m tired! The next time you see Nettie and Bill, give them a big Thank You for all they do for Ainad Shriners. They are one of our finest examples and we hope that they are with us for many more years. 18 Having Fun & Helping Kids Lookin’ for a Good Time? Officer’s EducationalSeminar Saturday, Jan. 21 Sign in 11:00 - 11:45 Seminar 12:00 - 4:00 New and exciting format Circus food and drinks Provided Bring your ideas to help other Clubs and Units Don’t forget Aides and Ambassadors we hope to see you there. Come learn, meet other nobles, and have a great time! More information in next month’s Bulletin. CALLING ALL WIDOWS OF SHRINERS Are you interested in meeting other Shriner widows? Are you interested in having a good time? Are you interested in good food? Join the Ainad Belles by getting on our mailing list. You will be informed of the meeting place each month. Meetings are always held on the 4th Monday of each month. 11:00 a.m. to approx. 1:30 p.m. Dues are only $5.00 Call Pat Frieman at 466-3792 or Mary Vogt at 624-5299 Franklin County Shrine Club Carroll Kelly Franklin County Shrine Club met on October 15 at T Street Restaurant in Christopher. President Dave Tollison called the meeting to order and introduced several attendees who enjoy dual membership in Franklin and Williamson County Shrine Clubs including: Roger Ellis and his Lady Jan, Jim Onstott and his Lady Verda, Jerry Brown and his Lady Carolyn, Brandon Henry and his Lady, Earl Whitson and his Lady Nancy. Under new business, President Tollison thanked everyone for their help with the Paper Crusade which brought in $1010.00. Under old business, President Tollison thanked everyone for all their help with the Bass Tournament. Even though it rained from 3AM on, the fish were biting and the tournament was successful. Proceeds look to be good-- hopefully as good as the catch! In the absence of the Captain of the Guard Denver Tolbert, President Tollison an- nounced the following upcoming events: 12/19--Regular meeting at T Street in Christopher 12/9--Williamson County Shrine Club meeting 12/10--Franklin County Shrine Club Christmas party and gift exchange. The meeting was adjourned. Noble Jim Broshears said grace and we all enjoyed a good meal. 19 Ainad Shriners . . . El Kazam Shrine Club Ron Thomason Happy Holidays from El Kazam Shrine Club. We are right in the midst of the Holiday Season and the members and ladies of El Kazam are busy with many activities and preparations. Our November meeting was at Three Margaritas in Brighton. We had a great evening of good food and fellowship. We were honored to have as our guest Assistant Rabban Mike Grafe. We also had the drawing for our Shotgun Raffle and John Bonn was the lucky winner. Thank you to all that participated in this Club fund raiser. El Kazam has the 2012 Ainad Calendars available for you to purchase. This is a great fund raiser for Ainad and El Kazam. If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, contact any Club officer and we will see that you get one. December is our Installation of Officers and Holiday Dinner and will be held on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m. at Fieldon Masonic Lodge. The dinner will be catered by The Brass Door. If you have not already made your reservations and want to attend, contact Ron Thomason at 314- 378-5544. Our Officers-elect to be installed are Larry Alexander, President; Dan Sherwin, Vice- President; Ron Thomason, Secretary; Mike Hillman, Treasurer, the Chaplain and Sgt. at Arms to be appointed. We will be delivering the toys that we have collected for Shriners Hospitals for Children-St. Louis on Saturday, December 10th. We will meet at the hospital at 10:30 a.m., deliver the toys and then go out for lunch. This has become a Holiday Tradition for El Kazam, so come out and join us. What better way to spend a Saturday morning in December. We want to welcome one of our new Ainad Shriner’s to El Kazam Shrine Club. Gary Allen Barnes became a Shriner at the November 5th Ceremonial. We look forward to seeing Allen and his lady at our many activities. Our January 2012 meeting will be a potluck dinner at Fieldon Masonic Lodge. The Club will provide the main dish. You should bring a side dish and/or dessert. Keep our servicemen and women in your thoughts and prayers, along with Bert and Alma Schaaf, Alberta Gallay and Al Pace. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year. Help Our Membership Grow shrinersinternational.org Check out this brand new site! beashrinernow.com Learn what Shriners do. shrinersvillage.com A private Web Community for Shriners. For more info go to: www.shrinersvillage.com/Membership/VirtualMentor.aspx 20 Having Fun & Helping Kids Nile Notes PQ Tonya Young What a great time the Ladies of the Household had in November as we hosted Supreme Queen Laura Richardson during her Official Visit to Ainad, surrounding Temples and our area in general. A large number of our Ladies accompanied SQ Laura on her visit to Shriners Hospitals for Children®-St. Louis and even presented the hospital with two beautiful quilts, handmade by our talented quilters. It was great to see all the wonderful work done for the children at the hospital, and there were lots of smiles on the faces of the children as SQ Laura passed out books and gifts to each child she visited. Queen Carol and her officers did an outstanding job with the ceremonial during the Official Visit on Thursday November 10th, and we took in three new Ladies of the Household. Besides having our SQ Laura, we also had visiting, PSQ Alyce Thomas, Luana Venegas, PQ, Supreme Pr Zulieka from Tampa FL, Kathleen Maxfield, PQ, Supreme Pr Musician from Reno NV, as well as several other Supreme Appointees from Temples in Reno NV, Florida, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois. We also had visiting Pr. Royals, Pr. Trizahs and Pr Badouras, as well as several reigning Queens. It was really special to have so many visitors that had journeyed so far. It was so nice that PSQ Alyce come to visit this time, for when Queen Carol was on the throne in 2006, during her official visit, a major ice storm came through in the night, causing the cancellation of our Temple’s OV. So during her second time around Queen Carol was able to introduce and share the throne with PSQ Alyce, making the Queen’s day even more special! Many friendships, bonding and good times were had by all in attendance, all coming together for a singular purpose to work for the Children to improve their lives. Thanks to each of the Ladies of the Household who help to make that happen. The end of 2011 is quickly approaching, and the holiday celebrations will soon begin. Pr Angela Langford will be hosting our December luncheon which will be help on Tuesday December 13 starting at 11:30 a.m. Pr. Angela wants everyone to know that the luncheon will be POTLUCK! Yummy, there is so many great cooks in our Temple, you will not go away hungry. So bring your favorite covered dish. Mark your calendars and join us on this date for great food, fellowship and our regular session which will begin at 1:00 p.m Please keep in your prayers and thoughts those members who are in sickness and distress. If you have not been to session in while, why not plan on joining us in December? Need a ride? Call a member in your area, they would love to you carpool with them. Join us in helping make miracles happen everyday at Shriners Hospitals for Children. 21 Ainad Shriners . . . Dania Shrine Club Ron Williams, PP The Dania Shrine Club met at the O’Fallon K of C on November 1. A large number of members were in attendance for the regular meeting. President Bruce Malear went through the usual opening routine and the minutes from the previous meeting and the Treasurers report were properly accepted. A communication was read from the Learning Center, thanking the club for their support of the 2011 Walk. It was reported that the walk was very successful. Ray Rohr PP, as Chairman of the nominating committee presented the nominations for Dania officers for 2011. For President, Scott Miller, for Vice-President, Jim Carroll, for Secretary, Gene Harris, for Treasurer, Ronald Williams PP, and for 3 year Board Member, Carl Hall. There being no additional nominations, a motion to elect all nominations was properly made and all were elected. Reports were made on the health of Ray Witham and Ed Dressel, Our prayers are with those Nobles. Past Presidents were introduced. High Priest and Prophet Rick Sieben introduced the three Past Potentates present, and the current Divan. He informed all present on the Ainad calendar for the next couple of months. Ray Rohr PP, was asked to bring the club up to date on the happenings at the Shriners Hospitals for Children-St Louis. Ray gave a very good report on the recent bequest from A. B. Hudson Estate. It was the largest ever received and to properly recognize the gift, the hospital building will be named the A. B. Hudson Building. A special thank you to HP&P Rick Sieben for a wonderful snack after the meeting. The next meeting will be on December 6, at the K of C. It will be the usual December meeting with the Ladies and invited guests. A holiday menu is planned by incoming president Scott Miller. Hope to see you there. “The Empty Chair” By Ben Steen November 23, 2003 As we gather to celebrate, on this Christmas day, With all of our families, let’s all stop and pray. Cause all across America, in homes everywhere, Families will be gathered, at a table with an empty chair. One of their loved ones, is not at home to celebrate, Some are in foreign lands, and some have met their fate. Let’s thank these men and women, who keeps our country strong, Let’s stand and salute our flag, and sing our nations songs. It’s family time at Christmas, let’s remember them in prayer, There are families that are hurting, at a table with an empty chair. 22 Having Fun & Helping Kids Big Success at the 5th Annual Timmerz Memorial Run On August 20, the 5th Annual Timmerz Memorial Run was held in Chester with 380 hands participating. This motorcycle run is held annually in memory of Tim Hartman who was killed in a motorcycle accident. The funds raised during this activity are donated to various projects and the Shriners Hospitals for Children has been a recipient since the Run’s beginning. Donations this year included $5,500.00 to SHC, $1,000.00 the family of David Straight who was killed in a motorcycle accident this year, and a $500.00 scholarship to be awarded to a high school senior. The Shriners appreciate the efforts of this group of riders for their generosity. Accepting the award this year were Chaplain Carl Hall and Ambassador Roland Wagner of the Randolph County Shrine Club. Hey, It’s Time to pay up! 2012 Dues ES Jan. 1 DUARD C Newest Ainad Member at the November Meeting Night Cold Sands Michael J Gorsish of Fairview Heights, IL with Potentate Larry Carril. 23 Ainad Shriners . . . Tri-City Shrine Club Nathan C. Branding Season’s Greetings! As we enter the month of December, we are rapidly approaching the end of the year 2011 and gearing up for 2012. We look forward to spending this wonderful time of year with our many family members and friends. I hope that this newsletter finds you and your family doing well. On behalf of the TCSC, I would like to congratulate and welcome the newly installed Nobles that entered into Shrinedom at the fall ceremonial held on November 5th. Please be sure to introduce yourself and welcome these fine gentlemen into our grand philanthropy. We would also like to invite and encourage the “New Nobles” to visit our shrine club, which our doors are always open to you. Great job to all of those that participated! Our shrine club was well represented in the Granite City-Santa’s Holiday parade on November 19th, which our parade float was proudly displayed in honorable style. Don’t forget that we will have our annual Christmas party on December 16th starting at 6:30 PM. The TCSC will be providing ham, turkey, and sweet potatoes for the dinner (please bring a side dish). We also appreciate everyone’s generosity by donating gifts for the children, which we need your support again this year. Looking ahead into the month of January, we will have our 2012-Installation of Officer’s Dinner on January 13th at the TCSC (1855 Poplar, Granite City, IL 62040). Doors will open at 6:00 PM for social hour, dinner begins at 7:00 PM, and the installation will be conducted at 8:00 PM. Please Note: Everyone must RSVP by January 6th to Ralph Baker (1605 Wellington, Granite City, IL. 62040 618-931-3359) due to the capacity and/ or availability of seating. The cost is $13.00 per person or $25.00 per couple, which payment should be completed in advance and accompany your reservation. Plan on a fun filled night with all your friends! We are looking forward to the many events scheduled ahead, so be sure to check out your bulletins and mark your calendar. Sickness and Distress: Herman Harris, Bob Voss, Linda Wense, Charlie Harrison. Jim Turnbull, Rich Cottrell, Hilda Cottrell, Marion Favier, Dan Evans, Jr. Day, Van Stuart, James Graham, Ed Werner, Richard and June Branding, James Buford, (and others we may have inadvertently omitted or were not aware of). We want to remember our ailing members and families in our thoughts and prayers and wish them a speedy recovery. Please contact: Nathan C. Branding (618-931-6768 or e-mail addresses of nbranding@ terminalrailroad.com & Brandings2@sbcglobal.net) concerning information for the sickness & distress column. I am saddened to report that Earl Benoit, Charles Chapman (charter member) and Robert Cowan were summoned by the black camel. All were fine members of our Shrine Club and will be deeply missed. We send our sincerest and heartfelt sympathy to the Benoit, Chapman and Cowan families. Let us continue to remember the members of our armed forces who are serving our country in various points across the world. We want to remember them in our thoughts and prayers and wish them a safe return home. Everyone is welcome to visit our website through the following link: http://ainadshriners. org/tcsc and keep up to date on our activities. Guests are always welcome to visit the TCSC on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM (except in the months of November and December). The board meetings are at 6:30 P.M. on the night of stated business meetings. In closing, your membership is important, so be sure to come down and see us. 24 Having Fun & Helping Kids Temple Talk We have over 200 unpaid members, please pay your dues. If you have not all ready, Pay for your Circus Tickets! Cash Calendar – Great gift for the holidays, only $25.00 Shrine items wanted! Old Shrine photographs, recorded movies, records, nic nac items anything showing the past 100 years of Ainad wanted. Also, need display cases to borrow. Contact Mark in the office if you have any items to donate, put on loan for display. The 100th Anniversary Committee needs your help. Dues are Due January 1 Don’t be late. Ainad Life membership – $880 until the end of December goes up Jan1 to $1100, save $220. New Members from August Cold Sands The names where incorrect from last month’s Bulletin. These are the correct names standing with Potentate Larry Carril is Clarence Brackney Jr., Briten R Clark, Randal L Patton and Keith E Rogers. Gentlemen welcome to Ainad. Build Character . . . One Step at a Time 25 Ainad Shriners . . . Hospital Unit Don Kopp The Hospital Unit nomination committee composed of Allen Schwartz, Ron Meyer and Mike Hickey, offered the following names for the slate of officers for the year 2012 at our regular October meeting: Jason Edwards, president, Craig Frey, vice president, Bob Cook, secretary, and Gary Fisher, treasurer. This slate of officers was accepted, unanimously, at our November meeting and will be duly sworn in at our December 10th Installation/Christmas Dinner. I’m certain each and every one of the members of the Ainad Hospital Unit will offer all our support and backing for this fine slate of officers. After discussion by the unit and study and discussion by the executive committee, the recommendation was to approve the donation of $1,000.00 to the Scottish Rite Learning Center for Dyslexic Children. In recognition of all the hard work and dedication it must take to be elected to the Divan and to rise through the ranks and become Potentate, the Hospital Unit granted Honorary Life Memberships to Past Potentates Ray Rohr, Bill Parker (currently an emeritus member), Ed Scott and Lou Holcman. These nobles are and have been members of our unit and continue to serve when possible in the affair of the unit. Congratulations and thank you for your service to our organization. Laurie’s Big New Year’s Bash to Help Shriners Hospitals for Children® - St. Louis Laurie’s Place Edwardsville, IL New Year’s Day 12:00 to 6:00pm Entertainment: All proceeds from the items as well Ainad Drum and Bugle Corps as all tips and other donations will be given directly to the hospital. Raffless, Auction Items & 50/50’s Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. 26 Having Fun & Helping Kids Ainad 2011 Calendar Fundraiser October Cash Winners $25.00 Winners 521 Malcolm Zwick Cal # Name 687 Mac Rohr 787 Ray Rohr 1,029 Dean Roberson 500 Bryon Grafe 1,012 Terry Brown 682 Marilyn Mcginnis 1,451 Lady Fetterer 534 Gary Kelly 1,418 Carol Frey 426 David Wade 401 Robert Mitchell 803 Justin Mahaffey 1,062 Chuck Mettler 947 Terry Conrad 805 Walter Litchfield 1,602 Doc Clubb 1,056 Jim Kimbro 161 Georgia Moritz 1,601 Doc Clubb 1,533 Sid Kibler 20 Donald Mueller 344 Wilbur Miller 1,376 Paul Buskirk $50.00 Winners 1,384 Gary Schmburg 182 James Snyder 1,569 Patti Stokich 1,436 John Driemeyer 1,498 Ross Schulte 144 Carl Mayer 1,442 Tony Tebbe 1,332 Jill Foppe 710 Brad Williams 136 Roger Laird $100.00 Winner 1,344 Ken Snyder 22 Les Mehrtens 2012 Divan Installation & Presentation Dinner at Ainad Shrine Cocktails 5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. Installation 7:30 p.m. Social time afterwards Attire will be business casual Complete the lower portion and return by January 12 Installation dinner is$20.00 per person or $40.00 a couple. 27 Ainad Shriners . . . Screening Clinics Thank you to everone for helping with the clinics this year. No clinics are scheduled for the renainder of 2011. Start planning your clinics for 2012 As of now, please use only the new Application for Treatment Form 1036 Rev 5/11/10. After selection a date for a clinic: Authorization must be requested from the potentate. Please contact Carl Hall. Shriners Hospitals for Children-St. Louis number for applications only: Voice: 800-850-2960 Fax: 314-692-6402 Ainad Applications to Shriners Hospitals Submitted by Carl E. Hall County October YTD County October YTD Alexander 1 Lawrence 2 4 Bond 4 Macoupin 1 1 Calhoun 2 Madison 14 83 Clark 0 Marion 2 29 Clay 3 Massac 1 Clinton 4 7 Monroe 2 2 Coles 0 Montgomery 1 Crawford 1 7 Perry 1 8 Cumberland 0 Pope 0 Edwards 1 1 Pulaski 0 Effingham 2 7 Randolph 1 11 Fayette 1 15 Richland 5 Franklin 18 Saline 1 11 Gallatin 1 St. Clair 5 62 Greene 1 1 Union 2 Hamilton 0 Wabash 1 Hardin 1 Washington 4 Jackson 1 6 Wayne 2 9 Jasper 6 White 2 3 Jefferson 1 15 Williamson 17 Jersey 10 Out of Jurisdiction 2 Johnson 1 Totals 45 362 28 Having Fun & Helping Kids James Bracy James Radden Robert Witherspoon Herrin, IL Belleville , IL Herrin, IL October 20 October 30 August 19 Ronald Cobb George Rayburn Roy Wolfmeier Cahokia , IL Owasso, OK Millstadt, IL November 3 August 9 October 27 Charles Chapman William Rendleman Granite City , IL Anna, IL November 1 November 3 Robert Cowan James Renshaw Granite City , IL Carmi, IL November 1 October 26 Billie Koeneman Richard Richardson Chester, IL, O’Fallon, IL November, 16 March 25 Jerome Pragacz Raymond Wilson Granite City , IL Fairview Heights, IL September 1 February 9 So. . . do you have your 2011 DUES CARD? Payment is Overdue AINAD MEMBERSHIP 2011 October November Membership Membership 4,682 4,723 Creations 41 Affiliations 0 Restorations 0 Reversals 0 Associates 1 Demits -3 Suspensions 0 Deaths -14 Associates Dropped 0 Resigned 0 Net 24 29 Ainad Shriners . . . Ainad Office 609 St. Louis Ave., East St. Louis, IL 62201 Phone: 618 874-1870 Toll Free: (888) 567-1870 Fax: (618) 874-6920 Imperial Web Site: shrinershq.org or shrinersinternational.org Ainad Web Site: ainadshriners.org Ainad E-Mail: email@example.com Ainad Editor: David Ekstrand email: firstname.lastname@example.org EMERGENCY BURNS Phone Contact Mark Maxwell (618) 616-6843 Divan Potentate - Larry J. Carril (Maryann), 625 W. Division St., Marine, IL 62061 Chief Rabban - Bill Hill (Jeanie), 1407 Benton Ave., Johnston City, IL 62951 Assistant Rabban - Michael H. Grafe (Ginny), 16 Granvue Dr., Belleville, IL 62223 High Priest & Prophet - Richard “Rick” Sieben (Dianne), 3201 Sugar Lake Drive., Freeburg, IL 62234 Oriental Guide - Bill Reidelberger (Beth), 1042 Shadow Ridge Crossing, O’Fallon, IL 62269 Treasurer - Ray Rohr, P.P. (Teri), 121 Longmeade, O’Fallon, IL 62269 Recorder - Steven F. Kibler, P.P. (Diane), 310 Prairie Drive, P.O. Box 12, Dieterich, IL 62424 First Ceremonial Master - Kevin T. Fernandez (Kimberly), 711 Abend, Belleville, IL 62220 Captain of the Guard - Denver L. Tolbert (Johanna), 5268 Park St. Mulkeytown, IL 62865 Outer Guard - Edward D. Allan, 125 Aaron Dr. Belleville, IL 62220 Appointments Second Ceremonial Master - William Underwood, Jr. (Nettie), 108 Alex Drive, Swansea, IL 62226 Director - James P. Herndon (Karen), 104 LouRosa Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234 Assistant Director - Mike Koeneman (Karen), 212 Adam Drive, Swansea, IL 62226 Marshal - Steve Kraus (Joan), 3925 Upper Saxtown Rd. Millstadt, IL 62223 Chaplain - Richard Colona (Sandra), 2 Price Drive, Troy, IL 62294 Chaplain - Carl Hall, 222 Shoreline Dr #3 O’Fallon 62269 Chaplain - C. Russell Helton (Delene), 1104 Organ St., Eldorado, IL 62930 Administrator - Mark Maxwell 609 St. Louis, Ave. E. St. Louis, IL 62201 Imperial Council Representatives Larry Carril • Bill Hill • Mike Grafe • Rick Sieben Jack P. Taylor P.P., Ron Williams, P. P., Colorado Emeritus Ainad Members of the St. Louis Hospital Board of Governors Ray Rohr, PP • Steve Kibler, PP • Henry Siekmann • Harvey L. Mirly MD Adrian Croissant III • Carl E. Hall, Associate • Ron Williams, PP, Emeritus C. A. Jack Dempsey, PP, Emeritus Chairman • E. Gene Ross, Emeritus Chairman Irvin C. Slate, Jr., PP, Emeritus Chairman • L. Ray Radliff, PP, Emeritus Chairman Temple Unit Schedule Following are the scheduled meeting nights of the various AINAD Uniformed Units who hold their meetings at the AINAD SHRINE CENTER: DRUM & BUGLE CORPS - Each Monday Night • ARAB PATROL - 1st and 3rd Tuesday HIGHLANDERS-Monday Night • COLOR GUARD - 4th Monday Night BRASS BAND - 2nd Friday and 4th Friday Night • DIRECTOR’S STAFF - 2nd Monday Night UNIFORMED UNITS - 2nd Thursday Night • AINAD HOSPITAL UNIT - 3rd Tuesday LEGION OF HONOR - 3rd Tuesday • KRAZY KLOWNS - 4th Monday ORIENTAL BAND - 1st Tuesday Night • PROVOST GUARD - 4th Thursday The Ainad Bulletin is published 11 months a year except for July by the Ainad Shriners, located at 609 St Louis Ave, East St Louis, IL 62201-2927. 30 Having Fun & Helping Kids PERMIT NO. 1371 ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE ST. LOUIS, MO NON-PROFIT PAID Volume 87 December 2011 • No. 10 East St. Louis, IL 62201 609 St. Louis Avenue Ainad Shriners 25 Calendar of Events December February 10 Breakfast with Santa 4 Circus/Chili Cook-off 15 *Meeting/Elections 23 *Stated Meeting 26 Ainad Closed January 12 *Stated Meeting 21 Officers Seminar/Install Presentation Dinner 21 East/West Shrine Game * Indicates Ainad Function Do not schedule Club or Unit Activities on these dates. Encourage your members to attend Ainad Activities. Next Stated Meeting December 15 Stated Meeting Dinner Starting at 6:00 P.M. Meeting at 7:30 P.M.
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