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Shriners International Bulletin East St. Louis, IL Volume 87 March 2011 Number 02 Larry Carril, Potentate So . . . What was Really in That Chili? Chili/Circus Kick-off Highlights on page 5 Not Bill Underwood, Kevin Fernandez nor Denver Tolbert will ever see, speak or hear what the secret ingredients that were used during the judging of the chili. But had no problem serving their delicious chili to the hungry Ainad guests that came to the Chili/Circus Kick-off. Hot Deal! Potentate’s Ball Ainad’s Pipe Hilton Garden Inn O’Fallon, IL Organ for Sale pg 8 March 25-26 In This Issue: Easter Party Information Pg 3 Potentates Ball Info Pg 23 Pay Ainad On-line Pg 13 Imperial Denver, CO Pg 26 Jewels of Ainad Pg 18 Calendar Winners Pg 27 Potentate’s Message Dear Shrine Family: Maryann and I would like to thank everyone who helped at and attended the 2011 Installation and Presentation. What a great time we had ! I would like to thank the Ainad Brass Band for providing a variety of music to open the event, making it seem like old times when we had yearly Presentations at the Temple. A special “thanks” to Mike Kimbrell for singing the National Anthem – what a voice. The Drum Corps then took us back in time with the music and vintage uniforms from when I was Drum Major. The models looked like a couple of guys that I had met a time or two. Thank you Drum Corps for honoring me in that way, it was perfect. A moment I will always remember was when Carla Lake came up on stage and Lar ril ry J. Car fezzed me. Thank You , Carla. That means more to me than you can ever know. I would also like to thank Everett and Pam Bohnenstiel for introducing me to George, the donkey. I knew that I would have some paybacks this year, but I never dreamed it would be anything like that. Only you, Everett could pull that off. The 2011 Potentate’s Ball Weekend is fast approaching and I encourage anyone who does not have their reservations to make them quickly. The hotel is sold out, but the nearby Drury Inn Suites has agreed to provide Ainad rooms at the same price. Friday night’s theme is Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, so wear your Hawaiian shirts or what ever you are comfortable in and get ready for a wild party. I am very happy and proud to appoint Noble Ed Allan as your 2011 Outer Guard. I know he will make a wonderful officer and leader for Ainad. Thank you, Ed and Annette for accepting the appointment. This last month was a little trying with the all the snow and ice. Many clubs and units had to cancel their meetings. The Shrine Center’s parking lot was especially challenging for the Installation and Circus Kickoff. A big “thanks” goes to Justin Carril, Larry and Alan Sinn and Twin Lake Trucking for the use of their equipment the night before Circus Kickoff. The lot looked great, we were all set and then it snowed again overnight. P.P. Charles Alves and his son Scott Alves answered the call, brought down their equipment and spread eight tons of salt. By the time the party started, we were in great shape again. Thank you Charley and Scott for the excellent job. Speaking of the Circus Kickoff … what a fun day! We had a big crowd, despite the snow and the kids sure enjoyed the party. New this year, were the pony rides. Thanks goes to P.P. Kenny Snyder and P.P. Tom Schrag for making this a wonderful party every year for our families. My thanks also to Tom Wade and the kitchen crew for lunch, Steve Kraus for the margarita machines, Jim Joseph for the auction and Mike Goodman, Dave Casson, Gerald Armstrong and Bill Hill for the refreshments. We had 13 entries for the Chili Kickoff. Congratulations to all the chefs. The Chili Cook-off finalist where, Legion of Honor 3rd, Color Guard 2nd and the Collinsville Shrine Club winning first place. As this year progresses, I would like to remind you to keep supporting our hospitals and looking for new members. At the end of the day, that is what is most important. Here’s looking at you, Goombah! Keep Marching On! Yours in the Faith, Larry Carril 1 Ainad Shriners . . . Why Did You Become a Shriner? Hi Nobles, Another month has come and gone. It really is time to think about membership as a whole. Membership is key for all of our Masonic Bodies whether it’s the Masons, Shriners, Scottish Rite or York Rite, it is a must that we build membership to keep our four fraternal bodies alive and well. We, at Ainad are working together with all of our fraternities to create membership. It is important that we work together. We have started a team membership program which includes having dinner in Masonic Lodges and Shrine clubs to recruit members for all the Masonic Bodies. This is a place for you to bring a new candidate and his lady to see what we have to offer in our Masonic Bodies. Or bring a brother that has not joined the Shrine, Scottish Rite or York Rite so that he can learn more about whichever organizations he might like to join. We will have a nice dinner and then there will be short presentations on each body. Right now we have one scheduled on March 15th at Fieldon Lodge in Fieldon, Illinois, one at the Elbon Shrine Club/Staunton Lodge in Staunton, Illinois on April 7th, and one at the O’Fallon Lodge on April 9th. More are being planned for this year. We will let you know as they are scheduled. The Grand Master has set up three Grand Master Classes in our area. This is for any Mason that has his first degree and would like to get his second and third degree. So if your lodges have members that have completed the first degree, but still need to complete the other two, here are the lodges that will be putting on the Grand Master Classes. Fellowship Lodge #89, Marion, IL March 12th; Emeth Lodge #1030, Cahokia, IL April 16th; and Fairfield Lodge #206, Fairfield, IL May 14th. I would like to give our Grand Master a big thank you for setting up these classes and to the lodges that are hosting them. Our Spring Ceremonial is just around the corner on May 7th. Please get your candidates signed up now and get the application in to the temple. If you have a candidate that can’t come in to the ceremonial, he can come in during any stated meeting which are held monthly. Nobles, it is time to start working together on membership. This year we need everyone to “Keep Marching On” and make this year the best year yet for membership. Thanks again for your help. Call me at any time or call my membership team if you have any questions or would like to get more involved. Here are their names and contact information: Your Membership Chairperson, Jim Pulley firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 2 Having Fun & Helping Kids Land Acquisition Committee By Bill Reidelberger The search continues. You may recall last year I wrote in the bulletin announcing a committee to look into site locations for a possible new shrine building. After extensive research, we have narrowed our search to the I-64 corridor from O’Fallon to New Baden and Route 4 from Lebanon to Mascoutah. That area seems to accommodate our members best and is much more convenient for our Southern and Eastern members. We had one possible gift last year that fell through due to tax issues. The benefactor needed a deduction, but Ainad does not qualify as a charity; so, unfortunately, the transaction could not be consummated. We appreciate the family’s consideration. Additionally, we have talked with developers, real estate agents and land owners; but as of now, we have nothing we feel is affordable to pursue. If anyone knows of someone with six acres or more that they would like to donate or sell at a reasonable price, I would love to talk with them. As always, I welcome any other comments or suggestions anyone may have. My cell is 618 604-7371. 3 Ainad Shriners . . . Director Staff Dave Casson Jr. Taking time off during the Valentine Day festivities, thirty five plus members began the meeting with the usual opening formalities. President Owens continued with the meeting by stating that Scott Miller was coming off probation. Gary Bruner, George Bruner and Kevin Williamson are eligible to be reinstated and that Rodney Bruner and Danny McGee has petitioned for membership. The members voted in favor of the recommendations. Committee chairman gave their reports, including the scheduling of a meat shoot at the Farview Elks on April 11th starting around 12:00 pm, the possibility of a family picnic, Lee committed the Director Staffs’ involvement in the Halloween party this fall and reminded the members that the clothing chairman’s position is open. A brief job description for the position was discussed and we were informed that most of the selling of clothing occurred at our building during the Ceremonials and Belleville/ Waterloo circus. Temple committee reports included Chris Feix’s report on the Auction to be held on August the 6th. He relayed insights from past auctions to make positive adjustments to the program as suggested and reminded us that interested and committed volunteers meet the last Wednesday of the month. Good of the order; O’Fallon Lodge Membership dinner on April the 9th, starting at 6:00pm. This event is open to all prospective new Masons and their families. Contact the Lodge for more information. Lee thanked the Chef for the meal. Don’t forget, the Scottish Rite Fish Fry the third Friday of the month and all Fridays during Lent. Sunshine Report include, reports on Mel Stephens, John McGee, and Bob Seiben. Let’s keep these and all needing Nobles and their families in our thoughts and prayers. Prior to closing High Priest and Prophet Rick Seiben, introduced the Divan members present, thank all the Nobility for making a snowy winter day bright with their help at the Circus Kick-Off, reminded us of future events, read the bulletin and utilize the Temples’ Web-site, ainadshriners.org. Oriental Band Art Smith Hello from the Oriental Band! Our newly installed 2011 Officers are as follows: Art Smith President, Gary Fisher Vice President, John McGee Treasurer and Jim Darr Secretary. The Circus Kick-off was just completed and our band had new Chili makers - Gary Fisher and his wife Sheila made some great Chili. We did not win, but maybe next year. Our annual Potentate Ball ticket giveaway fund raiser drawing was held at Circus Kick-off with Dave Langford being the winner! We have made an attempt in February to have our normal stated meeting and band practice but the weather has been uncooperative. Hopefully, March and April things will improve. Two of our band members have had some health issues recently Joe Hill and John McGee. We are wishing them a speedy recovery and keep them in your thoughts. As with many units, we need some new members. A musical background is not necessary. If you have an interest, show up at our stated meeting at Ainad at 7:00pm the first Tuesday of every month or call Jim Darr at 618.779.6288. 4 Having Fun & Helping Kids Get Your Chili! At the Circus Kick-off Chili Cook-off Finalist 1st Rich Colona Collinsville SC 2nd Vicki Fritzpatric Color Guard 3rd Mike Grafe Legion of Honor 5 Ainad Shriners . . . Brass Band Dale Kurrus Denver Bound! The Brass Band will be heading to the mile high city for Imperial July 3-6. It looks like we will have a good number making the trip. All members currently active or just thinking about getting back on the streets are strongly encouraged to check you calendars and come join us. Prez Carl is checking on details with the marching and concert competitions. This is a great opportunity for us to show all of Shrinedom what a great band Ainad has. Also, mark down on your calendars the Moolah Circus Parade at noon on March 5th in St. Charles , MO. We have not been there for several years. Let’s strut our stuff over in the Show Me State. Isaac Kinney entered a fantastic chili at the Circus Kickoff/Chili contest. Apparently the judges tasted an entry right before his that burned out their tastebuds. Next year maybe they will taste his while their senses are still fresh! Fez cleaning is available for any members who need to freshen up the great symbol of Shriners. Contact VP Art to get this done. Sergeant at Arms Keith has started a comprehensive inventory. Thanks for tackling this task! We found a wonderful photo of the band and probably most of Ainad attending the 1919 Imperial Session in Indianapolis. What makes this picture special is that the Brass Band received its charter that same year. Baritone extraordinaire Harry is down getting a defibrillator placed in his chest. He was very close to hitting the bricks once again and now he is sidelined again. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Did you know that the Brass Band is always looking for new members who have any playing ability on any instrument? Did you also know that we will pay for the first six months rental on an instrument if you need one and would like to come join us? Well, the answer to both questions is YES! Contact Prez Carl at 210-0370 for more information. We play roughly early high school difficulty music and our abilities range from barely able to read music and using fingering charts to former music teachers. In other words, everyone is welcome! If I am there and you are there, then we are all there. Arab Patrol Michael Hayes Our Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Dance will be held on Saturday, April 2 at the Venice Social Club, 4168 Highway 162, Pontoon Beach, IL. The cost will once again be $30.00 per couple. Doors will open at 6:00, dinner will be served at 7:00 and the band will begin at 8:00. Tickets can be purchased now from any Patrol member. I think all of you are in for quite a treat this year. We have booked a new band called American Originals and we have a few other surprises up our sleeves. Who knows what you might see, hear or be able to win at this year’s Spaghetti Dinner and Dance? YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE! You can check the band out for yourself online at www.myspace.com/americanoriginals. We will be posting a sign-up list in the Patrol room for work assignments for this year’s dinner. Please sign-up next time you are in the room or give one of us a call and we will put your name on the list. We need a set-up crew, a cooking crew, a serving crew and a kitchen clean-up crew. We will once again be paying for the Social Club to clean up the hall, but we need members to help clean in the kitchen when we are finished cooking. 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. 6 Having Fun & Helping Kids Drum and Bugle Corps Bruce Haas We’re about six weeks away from setting our parade schedule for the summer months and Doc Fever is hard at work gathering the invites so that the vote can be taken on them at the April Stated Meeting. There is one parade that we cannot turn down and it just happens to fall even before the vote. The Moolah Circus parade I am told is on March 5th in St. Charles, MO. I have no firm word yet, but I believe that as always there will be bus transportation from Ainad at about 10:00 that morning to the parade and then back again immediately following. Also, like last year, there figures to be no afterglow or ballyhoo at this one. Later in the month is the Potentate’s Ball on March 25 and 26 and we are to take part in both the Friday evening before festivities and the Ball itself the next night. Uniform for Friday evening will at the very least include our Hawaiian parade shirts and most likely jeans or dress slacks. There will be no cost for “playing” corps members but, as in the past, if you bring your wife, girlfriend of significant other the $15 charge will apply for them to cover food and drinks. The next evening at this point looks like our dress uniform will be the dress of the entire evening. Cost for that event is $65 per person. There will, however, be a table or two or three in the back of the room for Corps members who wish to participate in the Corps event but not partake of the meal. Please let Kurt Grosse know in what manner you are going to participate and if you have a seating preference as far as who you would like to be seated with that night. Kurt will arrange to have the tables reserved for us all. As we have been for months, we continue to prepare for the Imperial Competition and Parade in July in the great city of Denver, CO. Director Bill tells me he continues to be impressed with our progress in learning the new numbers we’ll be using in the show. Of particular importance at this point is memorization. At least, Raiders and Shenandoah are at the point of needing only to memorize our parts. Need Me will take a lot more, but it is not at all undoable at this point. Please remember to attend each Monday night rehearsal you possibly can. It’s the key to making this thing a success. Speaking of Imperial in Denver, make sure you get your room reserved by getting the sign up form to Ainad along with the $1oo deposit before the rooms run out. Last on the list for this time around is a request to keep our own Larry Sinn and Jeff Thomas in your thoughts and prayers. Larry recently underwent heart surgery and is recovering nicely. Jeff is not doing very well and likely to be hosbitalized for a leg and foot ailment. These guys surely would appreciate your making them a part of your quiet moments each day. As always, take care, be safe and GOD BLESS AMERICA AND US ALL EACH AND EVERY ONE! 7 Ainad Shriners . . . Check out the Winners of the Ainad Calendars on page 27! New 2011 Calendars On Sale Now! 365 $25.00 Daily Prizes br w i t Fe Dra ex ua ng 25 N 52 $50.00 Weekly Prizes ry 12 $100.00 Monthly Prizes 4 $1250 Quarterly Prizes Get yours now! Drawings is held the last Friday of each month. 888-567-1870 Job Opening in June: Fundraising Events Coordinator. Part-time position based on three days a week in the Ainad office from 8:30 to 4:15. Experience with various computer software packages including but not limited to: Word, Excel, Power Point, graphic skills and learn Shrine proprietary office package. Answer phones; operate equipment, mailings and our walk-in customers. Responsibilities include: coordinate the circus program book and ticket sales, bass tournament book, auction book, cash calendar, ball games and other social events as needed and assisting others as needed. Would start training in April or May before June departure. If interested or know somebody that might be looking for a part-time position as a Fundraising Events Coorinator, contact the Administrator of Ainad, Mark Maxwell at 618-874-1870 for an application or to ask any questions you may have about the position. LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME Wanted: A new home for a large organ currently accumulating dust. The Ainad Shriners Auditorium Kilgen Pipe Organ is looking for someone that is wanting our complete set up and is willing to remove it with tender loving care. We have the original 1922 organ not being used and it is beyond our means and we are interested in finding a worthy home for it. If interested contact the Ainad Administrator at 888-567-1870 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org 8 Having Fun & Helping Kids James C. Groom Scholarship The James C. Groom - Ainad Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 under Potentate Charles Alves. Each year since then we have awarded a $1000.00 scholarship to a deserving student. The Groom Scholarship was established by Mrs. Audrey Groom in memory of her late husband, James C. Groom who was a Ainad Noble. The original grant was $25,000. It was hoped that with solid investments and generous contributions the fund would grow and more scolarships could be awarded annually. However, with the current state of the economy, that has not happened. In spite of that, the Scholarship Committee has granted a scholarship each year; in doing so, the committee members feel that we are showing faith and confidentce in our nation, the economy and the generosity of the Ainad Nobility. When considering your charitable budget this year, please take the time to reflect on how much these young college students rely on the support of scholarships and that an investment in education is truly a down payment on the future. To donate, make the check payable to: “Ainad James C. Groom Scholarship Fund” and mail to Ainad Temple in Attention to: Bob Cook, Scholarship Chairman. Download application from the Ainad Website. Applications are due April 1 for the Fall semister. Please send to Ainad Office. 9 Ainad Shriners . . . Uniform Units Dave Casson Jr. The weather was in our favor on February10th as we had our first meeting of the year. The usual business formalities took place before a crowd of 27 plus members. President Terry Conard presented Past Potentate Ray Rohr with his lifetime membership card to the Uniform Units before giving his final comments as President. In his remarks he reminded us that the fraternity is “not about I, but we..all of us combined. We collectively can raise the bar. We can make a difference”. In closing he reminded us the need for not only more Shrine/Masons as members but involve the younger members. Get them active. Show them the positive highlights of our fraternity. High Priest and Prophet, Rick Sieban and Oriental Guide, Bill Reidelberger officially installed the new Uniform Officers for 2011. Newly installed President John Lowe began his term with the presenting the gavel, plaque and life membership card to Past President Terry Conard. During new business we were informed that one of the board members would like to step down due to other commitments and Jay Warren was appointed to fill out the remaining term. We had a new representative from the Drum and Bugle Corps, Jerry Massey in attendance and we encourage all Clubs/Units to appoint a representative to attend our meetings. The 2011 budget was passed. Sunshine report included updates on Mel Stephens, John McGee, and LOH Commander Mike Kimbrell. Please keep these and all Nobles and their families that are a little distressed in our thought and prayers. In closing read your bulletin, join the Nobility and use the website ainadshriners,org., to keep informed and use the new on-line payment program for future dues and events. St. Patrick’s Day All YOU CAN EAT DINNER East Lodge #504 9950 St. Clair Ave Fairview Heights, IL by Queen City Chapter #697 11:00 am - 4:00 pm $8.00 for Adults $4.00 for kids 4-12 Under 4 eat for FREE Sunday, March 13 Menu Corn Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, Bread, Coffee, Tea, Dessert and Orange Drink (w/ Vitamin C) 10 Having Fun & Helping Kids Hey, It’s Time to pay up! 2011 Dues ES DUARD C Hard Hat Crew Rich Colona, Sr. Snow, snow and more snow but the Hardhats keep on showing up down at the Shrine Center to do their thing. We helped clean and set up for the hall rental to the Motorcycle Club and then helped clean up after their meeting. We also helped to get ready for the Circus/Chili cook off. Congratulations to the Collinsville Shrine Club for first place, Color Guard second place and Legion of Honor third place for there chili. It was a great day for chili and dogs with all the trimmings with at least 350 in attendance. The children had fun with carnival rides, games, pony and donkey rides and there was a lot of cute little faces painted. This was topped off with our own Potentate Larry Carril giving a class on the Mexican Hat Dance while being seriated by our own Drum and Bugle Corp. If you weren’t there, you sure missed one of the best times we have had in a long time. After that the Hardhats helped to clean the building. There is one of our Hardhats that cleans all the bathrooms and runs all water to keep rust out of the lines and you will have to admit they sure smell better. He does a great job of this and appreciates that no one smokes or throws butts in the urinals. We appreciate that our people keep within the rules and do not smoke in the building. Remember, we do need help on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to dinner so, come on down and you will see there is nothing we do that is strenuous or takes any special skills because we are here to help in keeping the building up and having a great time doing this. Remember, experience is what makes an older man do what a younger man says is impossible. Congrats Bob! Our own Bob “Peaches” Bassett was recently elected 3rd Vice President of the International Shrine Clown Association (ISCA), at the mid-winter convention in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Bassett has been a member of ISCA for 19 years, and for the past five years has served as the ISCA secretary to approximately 2,800 members. Congratulations Bob we know you’ll do a great job. 11 Ainad Shriners . . . Shriners Represented in the Rose Parade Shriners Hospitals for Children® was proud to participate in the 122nd Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, Saturday, January 1 in Pasadena, California. The Shriners Hospitals for Children® float entitled, “Changing the World through Caring for Kids” was among the many floats, bands, and equestrian shows that was seen by millions of spectators around the world. David Ragan Autographed Diecast Car Still Available NASCAR driver David Ragan is offering a special edition scale model, or diecast car, modeled after his car featuring the special Shriners Hospitals for Children® paint scheme. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the nonprofit health care system.The Shriners Hospitals-themed race car was created for Ragan’s participation in the 2008 season finale for the ARCA RE/MAX Series at the Toledo Speedway. The special edition diecast car, created in its likeness, is available for pre-order for $29.95 plus shipping and handling at www.donate2shc.org/diecastcars. Only 2,500 of these unique collector’s items, which are signed by Ragan, are available. Ragan named Shriners Hospitals for Children his official charity of choice at the annual convention of Shriners International on July 1 in St. Louis. In addition to these unique opportunities to raise funds for Shriners Hospitals, Ragan will visit as many of the 22 hospitals as his busy NASCAR schedule permits. He has also brought national attention to the health care system and the Shriners fraternity through public service announcements. 12 Having Fun & Helping Kids Shrine Rider’s Unit Brad Koehler The Ainad Shrine Riders would like to congratulate our new Potentate Larry Carril and Outer Guard Ed Allen on their recent Installation. The new Potentate has already rolled up his sleeves and went to work by authorizing all seven of our Event Permission Request forms for 2011. The remaining four Charity Motorcycle Runs have been finalized; June 18th starting at Dale’s Harley-Davidson in Mt. Vernon, August 20th starting at the American Legion in Edgewood, September 17th starting at the Eagles Club in Newton and October 15th starting at the Moonshine Store in Moonshine. The ground may still be white, but spring is just around the corner. You Nobles that don’t belong to our Unit, we sure hope you plan to come and ride with us, and to help us, help the children. Be sure to bring your riding buddies along with you, you never know, you may decide to join our Unit and your buddies may decide to become Masons and Shriners. Prior to our February 13th meeting, we held a Valentine’s Dinner at Joe’s Italian Restaurant in Newton, and 28 members, ladies and guests attended. The meeting was then opened with the pledge of allegiance and prayer at the Newton Lodge 216. Past Potentate Steve Kibler and Aide Joe Hunt Jr., both Unit members, Installed the first Officers of our newly formed Unit for 2011. We would like to welcome four of our newest members to the Ainad Shrine Riders Unit; Jim Creech from Lawrenceville, Stan Miller from Ridgway, Ed Willenborg (Zorah Shrine) from Montrose, and Bruce Yates from Newton. As of this writing our membership is now at 21 and growing. We had two Nobles visiting our meeting that took membership applications with them, with the intent to join at our next meeting, and another confirmed via email that he was going to join. Our next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Newton Lodge 216 on Sunday March 13th. Brad Spelbring of the Ainad Membership Committee has requested to attend this meeting to talk about Shrine recruitment, and we are looking forward to him visiting. Don’t hesitate to check out our webpage. It is packed with information concerning who we are, our officers, 2011 schedule of events and all of our 2011 Charity Motorcycle Run flyers: www.ainadshriners.org/shrineriders. If our new unit interests you, then don’t be shy. Contact me, Brad “Tattoo” Koehler at: email@example.com NEW! - Ainad Web Site Payment Page –Now Available! Check out the “ NEW ” Ainad website Payments page at ainadshriners.org. $ Go to this new page and pay for your Ainad dues, Potentate Ball $ tickets, baseball game and circus tickets to name a few of the many items listed. Just put in the amount and click send. It’s that $ easy. It is a secure page offering the convenience of postage free payments and quick notice of receipts. Just go to: ainadshriners.org. On the opening page, click on the left top side target: Payments- to get there or you can also find it under the top tab- Members, click on that tab and go to Payments page. Check it out now. 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 Janitorial Bank of Edwardsville Bank of Springfield Beelman Trucking Co. Belleville Recycling, Inc. Casino Queen Davis & Sons Oil Company Dignity Memorial Providers Fairfield National Bank Gateway Volvo Gilster Mary-Lee Corp Jim’s Formal Wear Joe Hunt & Associates Johnston City Sportswear Kurrus Funeral Home N & W Horizontal Boring Patchett Law Office Peoples National Bank Pepsi Mid-America Salem - Tourism Bureau Schneidewind Insurance Agency Shay Roofing Troy Grain & Feed “In beloved memory of Kenny Lake” Twin Lake Trucking 14 Having Fun & Helping Kids Help Our Membership Grow www.beashrinernow.com Learn what Shriners do. www.shrinersvillage.com A private Web Community for Shriners. For more info go to: www.shrinersvillage.com/Membership/VirtualMentor.aspx Calling All Cars . . . or at Least Drivers This is the annual meeting and election of Coordinators. Current and interested hospital transportation drivers are invited. An informational meeting will be held at Ainad on Wednesday March 30th at 7:00 in the small dining room. A meal will be served at 6:30 Please RSVP the office if planning to attend. 888-567-1870. Benefit Fish Fry & Raffle Proceeds go to Shriners Hospitals for Children® Spnsored by: V.F.W. Post 3523 Auxiliaries April 9 1:00a.m. to ?? 1250 Franklin Street Carlyle, IL Fish Plate $7.00 - Sandwich $3.00 Chicken Plate $6.00 - Sandwich $2.50 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. Jim Lare’s installation was a great party with a good turnout. Past President Roger Ellis presented Marvin Stanton the Shriner of the Year award for his efforts in the fire truck repair plus Marvin always seem to be there with his wife Joy when we need them. Gold pages were awarded to the Stanton’s, Mike Daily, Kevin Tondini, Tom Reese, Bill Nicholson, Dave & Susan McGee, Deon Bundren, Shandie Deaton, Earl & Nancy Whitson, the National Shoot to Retrieve Association and The Divine Ladies of the Williamson County Shrine Club. The February meeting went well in spite of some ugly weather. A Valentines Party was announced for the 11th ( It was well attended & a good time was had by all) Our Divine Ladies are on the go. They have brought in three new members. Purchased new table cloths for the club. They will be helping Johanna Tolbert with Ainad Easter Party. Plus, they are making two baskets to be raffled off for the benefit of the temple. The W.C.S.C welcomes our newest member Don Asbury. There will be a rib cook March 4th. Call your orders into Randy Patchett 618-997-1984. We always sell out. So, get your orders in early. Paul LaGrand is planning a family oriented May Fest. Ray Dickens will organize the Masonic Home for Children in Murphysboro fishing event & picnic. The W.C.S.C. Harkins Bass Tournament will be April 16 & 17. The ad sales and event are the biggest fund raiser for the club. Jim Lare has passed out assignments. To be a success, this has to have total club participation. The more you put into a club, the more you get out of it. Let’s all get involved! You do not have to be a club member to participate in the events or to attend a meeting. First Thursday of the month social hour 6:00, dinner 6:30 and a brief meeting at 7:00 pm. 16 Having Fun & Helping Kids MaCliBo Circus Unit Keith Korte MA-CLI-BO Circus Unit had its installation banquet Jan. 22nd. It was well attended by the Potentate and five members of the Divan and their ladies. Our officers are Steven Frey treasurer Chris Straub President Larry Carril our Potentate Keith Korte secretary and George Ellis our Vice President. At the banquet the High Priest and Prophet Michael Grafe presented the unit with a plaque for the most calendar sales for 2011. Currently the unit has sold 201 calendars. Denny Zobrist and Wayne Deibert were credited with 60 plus sales each. Augie Barth was awarded this year’s MA-CLI-BO’S Shriner Of The Year. Salem Shrine Club Buck Oulrey Our January meeting was held at the Sharon’s Restaurant on January 15. We were privileged to have Carl Hall at our meeting. Secretary Oulrey read letters from the Kiwanis Club and the Scottish-Rite thanking us for our donations. Dan Robertson checked on the price of the large flag, that the City flies out by the I-57. We decided not to give a donation to the Flag Fund this year. The date is set for the Mini-Clinic to be held on May 14 8:00AM to 11:00AM at the Salem Township Hospital. We gave a $500 donation to the Shriners Hospital for Children® for testing equipment to replace worn out equipment. Buddy Thornburg will represent Salem Shrine Club at the Chili Cookoff this year. Centralia Shrine Club Kenneth Meador With 23 members present at the Centralia Elk’s Club on February 14, we talked about the Vadilia Onions coming about the fifth of May. Carl Hall is helping us to have a Mini Clinic on April 9th from 8:30 to 11:00 at the Health Department. We had visitors who were: Potentate Larry Carril and Maryann, 1st Ceremonial Master Kevin T. Fernandez, Outer Guard Edward D. Allen and Annette and Chaplin Carl Hall. Carl spoke about insurance porcessing at the Shriners Hospital for Children®. Potentate Larry Carril thanked the club for sending $400.00 to the hospital. We are also sending a get well card to Bert Stover. 17 Ainad Shriners . . . he T Jewels of Ainad By Maryann Carril I would like to introduce the first of many of Ainad’s husband and wife teams who make our temple one of the best in Shrinedom. These couples work diligently behind the scenes and have found a great way to spend time together. Some work at the temple and some work at their shrine clubs, but they all have one thing in common and that is, they make things better for the rest of us. Joe was raised a Master Mason on March 28, 1967 at Emeth Lodge 1030 in E. St. Louis He is a life member of that Lodge. Both Joe and Darlene was born in E.St. Louis and married there on March 12, 1949. They have two sons; Dwain and Joe and two daughters ; Linda and Lynn (twins). They also have five grandchildren and one great-grandaughter. Joe was employed as a coal miner, at National Auto Supply and was the Service Manager for Refriderator Trucks. Darlene worked for First National Bank of Joe and Darlene Hill St. Louis until they decided to raise a family. Joe became a member of Scottish Rite on Oct 28,1967 and a member of Ainad on November 4, 1967. He belongs to Oriental Band (past president); Uniformed Units (past president); Belleville Shrine Club (past president) ; and Legion of Honor. He belongs to the Krazy Klowns and both he and Darlene belong to the Hillbilly Clan. Darlene is very active with the Daughters of the Nile . She is a member of AD Manners DeMolay. She is a member of the Eastern Star and True Kindred White Shrine. Joe and Darlene have found a way to work together and play together and we at Ainad are the winners for that. They can be found at the cake booth at Circus Kickoff, the Easter Party, the Halloween Party and Christmas Party plus wherever else we need them. Darlene says, “ It sure has been a joy to us both , working together for Shriner’s Hospital. Anything we could do, we did it”. Bless You, Joe and Darlene ! If you have a desire to learn something new, stop and talk to Joe and Darlene. 18 Having Fun & Helping Kids Nile Notes PQ Tonya Young Daughters of the Nile is an international organization for women who are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason or Daughter of the Nile. Founded in 1913, by 22 progressive women with strength of purpose and vision, it boasts the 149 Temples throughout the United States and Canada. The top official of the Supreme Temple holds the title of Supreme Queen. The Daughters of the Nile contribute over $1 million annually to the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Members also contribute their time and creative efforts to the hospitals through volunteer work and the sewing garments, quilts and other necessary items for the children. Al Sihah Temple No. 29, Daughters of the Nile, meets at Ainad Shrine Center. Al Sihah Temple No. 29 had the honor of hosting the official visit of Supreme Queen Sue Layman February 17th. Ladies of the Household also accompanied SQ Sue on a visit to the Shriners Hospital for Children®- St. Louis. It really put a smile on the faces of those in attendance to see all the miracles happening everyday for the children at the hospital. Queen Shirley did a great job presiding over our official visit and the banquet at The Lady of the Snows, for SQ Sue. Thank you SQ Sue for helping to put smiles on faces and song in the hearts of so many children and Ladies of the Household alike. We hope you come back to visit us anytime. March is our month for election, and installation of new officers. Elections are at our regular session on March 8th, at 1:00 p.m. Installation practice will be on Friday, March 11th at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 13th will be installation of officers, beginning at 2 p.m. Please be at the Temple at 12:00 noon for installation photos. . Keep all members who are in sickness and distress in your thoughts and prayers. Are you or do you know a woman, of 18 years of age or older, who meets our membership requirements, who would like to join us to help create miracles at Shriners Hospital for Children®. Al Sihah Temple No. 29, Daughters of the Nile, would like to have you join our Ladies of the Household. For more information on joining our outstanding organization contact our Princess Recorder Myra Morrison at: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is all right to take life seriously as long as you don’t take yourself the same way. It is healthly to laugh often. When you are able to laugh at yourself, no one else can laugh at you. They can only laugh with you.. Keep a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Our Temple is capable of helping make miracles and smiles happen every day for the children at Shriners Hospitals. Supreme Queen Sue Layman visited the St. Louis Hospital on Tuesday, February 15 as part of her 3-day visit to our area with Official Visits to Sydyk Temple No. 107 and Al Siah as well. Pictured are (Front Row) PQ Carol Brann, PQ Betty Miller, Supreme Queen Sue Layman, Princess Marcella Wilson, Queen Shirley McCain, Pr Myra Morrison. (Back Row) Pr. Angela Langford, PQ Tonya Young, Princess Susan Bland and Princess Mary Fleming 19 Ainad Shriners . . . El Kazam Shrine Club Ron Thomason Greetings from El Kazam. Spring is finally on the horizon, and we are all looking forward to milder weather, saying goodbye to all the snow and ice of this past winter, and the beginning of the blooming season. Our February meeting was at Johnson’s Corner in Alton, IL. We had a very good attendance and enjoyed an evening of good food and fellowship. We also were honored to have as our guests, Potentate Larry Carril and his lady Maryann, Assistant Rabban Mike Grafe, his lady Ginny and friend Bill Dieu and Past Potentate Ed Scott and his lady Betty. I guess Ed and Betty wouldn’t be considered guests as they have been members of El Kazam for many years, but we are always glad to see them. Our March 11th meeting will be at Eagle’s Point in Grafton, IL (formerly Lilly’s). We are looking forward to the Potentate’s Ball Weekend on March 25th and 26th. El Kazam has three full tables reserved for the Ball. This fun-filled weekend kicks off another great year of hard work and lots of fun as we support our Shriners Hospital for Children® and Ainad Shriners. On Saturday, April 2nd, Full Moon Lodge #341 is hosting the 143rd Annual Meeting - Order of Grandmother at the United Methodist Church at 100 East Main Street in Grafton, IL. Master Masons only. There will be a fish dinner at noon and the initiation will begin at 1:00 p.m. The cost is a donation of $7.00 for meal ticket and $5.00 for the initiation. There are no yearly dues. This is the only place you can receive this fun degree. Come out and have a good time and support one of the Blue Lodges in our area. Contact Mike Hillman at 618-946-2250 or Ron Thomason at 314- 378-5544 for tickets or more information. Ainad Circus time is not that far away, it is time to think about getting your ads for the Ainad Circus Book. If every Shriner got at least one ad, just think about how much that would bring in to support our Shrine Center. El Kazam Shrine Club voted to place a full page ad this year. Please read your entire Bulletin, find out what’s taking place at Ainad, other Shrine Clubs and Units, there is a lot of good information and important dates to remember. Please keep our servicemen and women in your thoughts and prayers, along with Bernice Skinner, as she continues her recovery from surgery, Julius Gilbert, Bert and Alma Schaaf, Alberta Gallay and the family of Robert “Bob” Mowen. Bob passed away on February 14, 2011. A thought to leave you with, “Always do right, this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” Mark Twain. We hope to see everyone at Eagles Point on Friday, March 11th. God’s blessings to one and all. It’s the Rite Thing to Do Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Valley of Southern Illinois 20 Having Fun & Helping Kids 21 Ainad Shriners . . . 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 Money to be paid 30 days in advance of degree work. Each Shrine Club must HAVE at least ten candidates before degree work can take place. Included in your dues is one year news subscription for the Hillbilly magazine. Any questions? Please contact: Chief Raban: James Staffey 618-599-1096 Keeper of the Cob: Dean Vegher 618-410-5974 Guardian of the Still: Gary Bowen 618-549-3835 Elbon Shrine Club Brian Rigsby The Elbon Shrine Club is gearing up for another busy year. This will be our 3rd year back in action after a break for a few years. Our club is located behind the Staunton Masonic Lodge and our meetings take place the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. All Shriners are welcome at our meetings and as we would love to have you join our Shrine Club. The Elbon Shrine Club will be participating in three parades this year and would like to invite any Shrine Club to join us for the Staunton Homecoming Parade on June 26th at 5:00p.m. We have plenty of parking and refreshments if anyone would like to join us. We held a Punt Pass and Kick sponsored by the NFL at the Staunton High School with one of our participants, Addison Fletcher, taking 2nd place in the 8 and 9 year old boys division in the Team Championship at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. We will be holding the Punt Pass and Kick again this year. We recently sponsored a member of the Staunton High School Bulldog football team, Adam Bos- ton, who was selected as All State Class 2A Running Back, will be participating in the Illinois Coaches Association Shrine All-Star Football game in Peoria, IL. We would like to whish Adam and his team good luck in this game. Our next event will be a Shriners and Masonic Recruitment Fish Fry. This will be held at the Staunton Masonic Lodge with refreshments to follow at our Shrine Club on Thursday April 7th at 7:00p.m. We ask that any Shriner or Mason that has a friend or Brother that would be interested is invited to come and may bring their Wife or significant other. If you would like to attend we would ask that you RSVP via e-mail or phone call. President: Robbie Bailey 618-339-0059 Vice President: Brian Rigsby 618-550-5485 email@example.com 22 Having Fun & Helping Kids 23 Ainad Shriners . . . Tri-City Shrine Club Nathan C. Branding Greetings! As we enter the month of March, we are looking forward to the season of spring. I hope that everyone survived through all of the extreme cold and snowy/icy weather that we had in the month of February. We are gearing up for the many activities scheduled ahead under the leadership of TCSC-President Dave Morris. I also hope that this newsletter finds you and your family doing well. It’s time to be Irish! Don’t forget that we will have our annual corned beef and cabbage dinner at the Granite City Masonic Temple on March 10th (starting at 6:30 PM). Remember to have your appetite ready for this delicious dinner and wear your green attire! We are looking forward to the many events scheduled ahead, so be sure to check out your bulletins and mark your calendar. For those members who have not been down to your club facility in a while, have been missing out. The meeting hall keeps getting better and has always been a place to be proud of thanks to the Hammer & Nails Committee. Anyone that is interested in assisting with “sprucing up” our club facility and grounds is always welcome to come down on Tuesdays. Please come on down and see all the progress! Sickness and Distress: Jimmy Stuart, Anita Dean, Tom “Bud” Kathy, Hilda Cottrell, Marion Favier, Dan Evans, Jr. Day, Jack DeCourcy, Van Stuart, James Graham, Ed Werner, Gene Ross, Richard and June Branding, James Buford, Roy Wilimzig, (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 firstname.lastname@example.org & Brandings2@sbcglobal.net) concerning information for the sickness & distress column. Reminder: Dues for the year 2011 are being accepted by the treasurer. Please complete your payment, thank you. 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 7:00 P.M. on the Tuesday prior to the Thursday business meetings. In closing, your membership is important, so be sure to come down and see us. BE ACTIVE, SUPPORT YOUR LODGE, RITE, & SHRINE! 24 Having Fun & Helping Kids Collinsville Shrine Club Richard Colona The night started off with a delicious meal catered by Rich and Angela Colona. Several choices were offered, these included: Swedish meatballs covered in a creamy sauce, beefy mostaccioli, fettuccini, Caesars salad, bread, and for dessert a chocolate fountain. The meal was very delicious. We want to thank Rich & Angela for their hard work. We joined the Chamber of Commerce once again, the price was $66.00. We get free ads from them. Both reports were accepted. We received letters from the kids at the grade school thanking us for the $400.00 that we had given them for coats for the Christmas season. A motion was made to take out another Gold Page Ad for $300.00 for the Trailer. Also, Chip informed all the Nobles of what the board had recommended to help our Brothers at the Masonic Temple #712. They were in dire need of replacing their furnace, and lacked the funds for a down payment. So, Chip and the board members decided to lend the Blue Lodge the down payment of $5,000.00 until their CD came into use. This saved the Blue Lodge from having to take out a loan. Worshipful Master, Bob Stevens thanked our club in person for the swift timing and for the loan. We had a good turnout, and we followed the meeting with games of Bingo. Prizes were handed out and fun was had by all. We want to congratulate Rich Colona, Jr, and his wife Angela in winning the Chili Cook off on Saturday’s Temple events. We want to thank Worshipful Master Bob Stevens from our Blue Lodge for visiting with us. Dania Shrine Club Ron Williams, PP The snow and cold weather was too bad for the Dania folks in February. The meeting was cancelled. This is a reminder to everyone, the future meetings will be at the K of C hall on route 50 in O’Fallon. The meeting on March 1, will be a regular meeting and the meeting on April 5, will be ladies night. There will be a mailing with all the details. Please keep the above dates open and read the entire bulletin to become aware of everything that is happening at Ainad Shriners. The Dania meetings will start at 7:00 pm with a light snack. Hope to see everyone at the meetings. 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 orthopaedic 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. 25 Ainad Shriners . . . 26 Having Fun & Helping Kids Ainad 2011 Calendar Fundraiser January Cash Winners $25.00 Winners 1003 Olen Eubanks Cal # Name 518 Earl Whitson 1038 R.K. Wiess 504 Megan Worth 1011 Jim Cameron 417 William Underwood 897 George Mccabe 110 Henry Carl Jr 1376 Paul Buskirk 477 Glenn Kane 541 Junior Heins 1538 Randal Young 519 Earl Whitson 210 Ryan Rawn 119 Donald Crees 474 Jack Taylor Jr 1099 Connie Wood 986 Floyd Alexander 1448 Willie Weis 526 Roger Ellis 119 Donald Crees 1042 Joe Reneth 858 Tim Mcgrath 866 Brad Koehler $50.00 Winners 1378 Myrna Michels 1131 Jenn Bellegante 1580 Ma Cli Bo 181 Ted Mezo 1055 Todd Hemann 698 Jerry Kimberline 1015 Ken Oakley 189 Richard Mcelroy 175 A.J. Kemper $100.00 Winner 704 Toni Rozanski 770 Wes Donley 779 Joe Keck SAVE YOUR TABS Proceeds Benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children® Burn Unit in Cincinnati Be sure that only the silver tabs are put into the sacks Thank You! No colored tabs The money realized from the sale of these aluminum tabs is used to purchase computer software for the school room, barrettes for little girls, coats, dresses, and other clothes for the Clothes Closet, educational toys and many other things. 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 27 Ainad Shriners . . . Screening Clinics March 5 - Troy-Edwardsville S C - Anderson Hospital April 5 - Old National Trails S C - Vandalia Hospital April 16 - Jasper County S C - Jasper County Medical Center April 30 - Dania S C - O’Fallion Family Physicians May 14 - Salem S C - Salem Hospital Sept 17 - Franklin County S C - Franklin County Hospital Oct 1 - Belleville S C - Memorial Hospital 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. St. Louis Hospital number for applications only: 800-850-2960 or 314-692-6402 We urge each Club & Unit to support or sponsor a clinic each year. Children, It’s What We’re All About Ainad Applications to Shriners Hospitals Submitted by Carl E. Hall County January YTD County January YTD Alexander 0 Lawrence 0 Bond 0 Macoupin 0 Calhoun 0 Madison 7 7 Clark 0 Marion 4 4 Clay 1 1 Massac 0 Clinton 1 1 Monroe 0 Coles 0 Montgomery 0 Crawford 1 1 Perry 0 Cumberland 0 Pope 0 Edwards 0 Pulaski 0 Effingham 0 Randolph 1 1 Fayette 2 2 Richland 0 Franklin 2 2 Saline 3 3 Gallatin 0 St. Clair 4 4 Greene 0 Union 1 1 Hamilton 0 Wabash 0 Hardin 0 Washington 1 1 Jackson 2 2 Wayne 1 1 Jasper 0 White 0 Jefferson 0 Williamson 5 5 Jersey 2 2 Out of Jurisdiction 1 1 Johnson 0 Totals 39 39 28 Having Fun & Helping Kids Ernest G. Allen Kenneth D. Forbis Herschel C. Parrish Belleville , IL Vandalia, IL Freeburg, IL February 2, 2011 July 22, 2010 December 13, 2010 Carson R. Baker William Fox James Payne Fairfield , IL Centralia , IL Marion , IL November 7, 2010 June 5, 2010 January 15, 2011 Bobby J. Barnhill Albert Gallay Roy Schmerbauch Evansville , IN Jerseyville, IL Collinsville , IL December 29, 2010 December 2010 January 26, 2011 Rainy A. Bell Dennis E. Gerkin, Sr. Clarence Voigt Belleville , IL Vandalia , IL Belleville , IL December 11, 2010 January 11, 2010 February 2, 2011 George E. Bradley Vernon Keller Donald Weidner Fairfield , IL Aurora , IL Edwardsville, IL January 30, 2011 November 28, 2010 January 22, 2011 William A. Dreyer Harold M. McCarty Robert Weidner Port Orange , FL Granite City , IL Greenville , IL November 19, 2010 January 29, 2011 December 28, 2010 Frederick A. Fesser Loren Mitchell Kenneth Willis Fillmore , IL Robinson , IL Olive Branch, IL December 19, 2010 December 11, 2010 February 7, 2011 Charles R. Field Robert P. Mowen Carrier Mills, IL Jerseyville, IL December 13, 2010 February 14, 2011 AINAD MEMBERSHIP 2011 January February Membership Membership 4,682 4,672 Creation 0 Affiliation 3 Restorations 12 Reversals 0 Associate 0 Demit -1 Suspensions -1 Deaths -23 Associates Dropped 0 Resigned 0 Net -10 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 Ainad Web Site: ainadshriners.org Ainad E-Mail: email@example.com Ainad Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org EMERGENCY BURNS (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 Grandvue 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, 1449 Schwarz Meadow Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269 Chaplain - C. Russell Helton (Delene), 1104 Organ St., Eldorado, IL 62930 Administrator - Mark Maxwell (Lisa Brandon), 609 St. Louis, Ave. E. St. Louis, IL 62201 Imperial Council Representatives Larry Carril • Bill Hill • Mike Grafe • Rick Sieben H. E. Gene Tracy, P. P., Colorado Emeritus • 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 Carl E. Hall, Associate • C. A. Jack Dempsey, PP, Emeritus Chairman • Adrian Croissant III E. Gene Ross, Emeritus Chairman • Irvin C. Slate, Jr., PP, Emeritus Chairman L. Ray Radliff, PP, Emeritus Chairman • Ron Williams, PP, Emeritus 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 Address Service Requested Volume 87 March 2011 • No. 02 East St. Louis, IL 62201 609 St. Louis Avenue Ainad Shriners 25 Calendar of Events March May 5 Moolah Parade-St. Charles, MO 7 Spring Ceremonial 13 DON Installation 15-22 Pote Trip Punta-Can 24 *Board of Dir./Stated Meeting 26 *Stated Meeting 25-26 Potentate’s Ball-Hilton Garden Inn / O’Fallon, IL April 16 Temple Easter Party 22 Temple Closed 28 *Board of Dir./Stated Meeting/ Ladies Night * Indicates Temple Function Do not schedule Club or Unit Activities on these dates. Encourage your members to attend Ainad Activities. Next Stated Meeting March 24 Stated Meeting Dinner Starting at 6:00 P.M. Meeting at 7:30 P.M.
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