Shriners International Bulletin East St. Louis, IL Volume 87 October 2011 Number 08 Larry Carril, Potentate the good ol’ boys ilus. sir larry carril and his son justin sitin’ back and shootin’ the breeze at the hillbilly jamberee hosted at the old national trail shrine club. Story pg. 15 Trick or Treat! Cast Your Vote October 27 Halloween Party October 29 Stated Meeting pg 11 In This Issue: Halloween Party Info Pg 9 Jewels of Ainad Pg 18 Possible Dues Increase Pg 11 Fall Ceremonial Info Pg 22 Christmas Party Info Pg 15 Calendar Winners Pg 27 Potentate’s Message Greetings Nobles, Where has the summer gone? The time has really flown by for me and my family with the Shrine but even more so with the birth of our new grandchild Vincint Joe Carril of dad and mom Justin and Jamie Carril. Mom and baby doing just great. Dad, not so much. Justin, changing diapers aren’t really that bad. . . with a gas mask. The final results are in from the 2011 Ainad Auction and it was a success. My thanks again to Chris and Lana Feix for heading up the Auction again this year despite all of the worries that came with it. A special thanks to all the clubs and units who bailed us out at the last minute. The net results exceeded the proposed budget. Membership is key to any organization and Ainad is no different. Keep looking for those potential members. I hear new Shriners say Lar ril constantly that they didn’t know our organization was so much fun. ry J. Car organization can make great lifetime memories for them and their This families while we are also working for the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. So bring a potential member down to a Ainad function so they can see what it is all about. Jim Pulley and his committee is doing a fine job of bringing in new nobles during this difficult year. As of this writing we still have 270 Nobles who have not paid their 2011 dues. Please send in your payment before we have to drop you from our membership rolls. The Hillbilly Jamboree was a huge success in Vandalia and I would like to personally thank Tim and Stacy McMillan, Old National Trail SC, and the Tin Lizzies for opening their club up to all that attended. That shrine club sure knows how to put out the welcome mat. One note taken from that weekend was the welcome that I received up there on Thursday night after the stated meeting. Someone decided to decorate my camper so I would feel right at home, right Roger, Earl and Gus? I have had more progress marching with the Units. I had said that I wanted to march with as many units and clubs as would let me. Well, some of the groups are quite brave, believe me. All my Shrine life I have been asked if I drive one of those little cars and I can now say YES! I can’t believe that the Fire Patrol and Tin Lizzies let me drive one. Awesome! I got to march with the Highlanders in Prairietown, and I was sworn to secrecy about what is worn under the kilts. I was honored to be able to march with them and play a drum. I think my heritage did not exactly match my uniform though. I was a giraffe with Ma Cli Bo. I loved playing with the kids along the parade route even though I couldn’t see where I was going most of the time. Talk about HOT…. I don’t know how you guys do that all summer. You are a better man than I am, that’s for sure. I made an appearance as “Joey, the Clown” at the Trenton parade and homecoming last week. I had a ball with the kids on the parade route and even met a Shrine baby on the way. Thanks to Bob Bassett, I didn’t make too many kids cry….in fact, I think I was the best looking clown in Trenton. Bob sure had his work cut out for him when he applied all that make-up on me but at least one in the Drum Corps didn’t know me. What is so great about the Ainad Clowns and Ma Cli Bo is you have direct contact with the kids and the little kids love the circus animals and the clowns. It warmed my heart. By the time you get this the Ainad Bass Tournament will be history, and so will the 1st Annual Ainad Campout. I will let you know how these two functions turned out. Thanks in advance to Dave Tollison and crew for the Bass Tournament and Danny McGee for the campout. I will cover these subjects in November’s bulletin. Don’t forget that October 27 stated meeting is also ladies night. We will be discussing and voting on a possible dues increase. Read more on Page 11. Please call the office so we have enough to feed you and your lady. Please look for candidates for the Fall Ceremonial named in honor of Past Potentate Kenny Lake. I am hoping for a very large class to represent a very large man in my family’s life. I am also hoping for a lot of unit participation that day. Ladies, please call Ainad to reserve a spot for the Ladies’ Program during the Fall ceremo- nial. The trip will be to St. Charles shopping, or to the casino, whichever you prefer. Lunch will be at the casino afterwards. The cost is again $30.00 and that includes the bus and lunch. The Ainad must have your reservation! Can’t wait to see you all! Here’s lookin at you, Fondles! Larry Carril 1 Ainad Shriners . . . Why Did You Become a Shriner? Welcome Nobles, Well, fall is in the air. Everyone should be gearing up for the Fall Ceremonial. Illustrious Sir, Larry Carril is, in remembrance, honoring Past Potentate, Kenny Lake. Nobles we need to you to get out there and bring in new nobles. It is all of us work- ing as a team that makes us what we are today. As a noble, a new noble can help us in many ways. They bring us new ideas. They help us with our fundraisers like; the paper crusade, helping with the circus, participating in parades, and working with clubs and units to help them grow. They are a part of our community and they are recruiting new members. They also help Ainad with fun activities that we all enjoy every year— the Easter party for the kids, the Chili Cook Off, the Halloween party and Christmas with Santa Claus. Also, by bringing in a new noble, you can help keep our dues from going up. And, most importantly of all, they help us fund Shriners Hospitals for Children®. This is just a few of the reasons we should all be recruiting new members and supporting all our recruiting endeavors. So please nobles, get those petitions in. After we get them in, their top line signer should be there as a mentor for the next year or so. He should help his noble get involved in a club or unit, make sure he is receiving his bulletin from the temple, make sure he is informed of all club and temple activities, make sure his lady knows about opportunities for her, and just make sure he is not lost when he first comes in. We would like for all of you to sign up to be a mentor on ShrinersVillage.com. At this time I would like to thank all those that have signed up to be mentors. They are: Matthew Berens, Mack Farmer, Kevin Fernandez, Michael Grafe, Billy Hill, Robert Hillman, John, Koehler, Asheley, Lybarger, Daniel Mcgee, James Pulley, James Onstott, Donald Schmeiderer, Bradford Spelbring, and Ronald Thomason. These nobles have agreed to mentor prospects and help them with getting into the Masons and Shriners. We would also like to see every new noble assigned to an active mentor from their area. So, you can see, we need you to sign up to be a mentor. It is key to the success of our temple for retaining new members. If you know a noble that has not paid his 2011 dues, the deadline is right around the corner. He will be suspended if his dues are not paid by the end of December. For those nobles who have not yet paid their dues, you can pay on line or you can call Diane at the temple and pay by credit card. If you know a noble who has dropped out bring him back in. He can come back in by paying two years dues ($128.00). So, please get a reinstatement form and bring him back in. Well, until next time have a safe month. Always be thinking—membership is the key to our success in Shrinedom. 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 Oriental Band Art Smith Hello from the Oriental Band! I hope you are enjoying the fall weather as much as I am. Things are changing in the band for the better! Something new! All new members of the Band will receive on year free dues. We sure could use a few new members,as the Fall Ceremonial will be here sooner than you think. Be sure to bring a candidate with you when you come to the Ceremonial. Also, stop by the Oriental Band room on Ceremonial day. We have made some chang- es. It might surprise you. Our unit is a family type. Your family is always welcome. Our instruments are easy to play. We will teach you. We play a different type of music and the people love it! Don’t forget the Halloween party. Our door will be open giving out candy to the kids . . . young and old. If you are interested in joining, stop by the Oriental Band room. We’re right next to the kichen downstairs or contact me, Art Smith at 618-236-6341. We meet every Tuesday at 7:00 pm. All are welcome. Hard Hat Crew Rich Colona, Sr. The Hardhats are working hard and having fun every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon and we are in the painting mode at this time. The door to the back parking lot had to be recaulked and painted. This is the panel we replaced off of the stage about 7ft. x 10ft., with a door installed. We reworked the big mirror 4ft. x 6ft. in the Potentates room. It is so heavy it pulled out the anchors from the wall. This time it is mounted with a 3.5” screw into the brick and 2 inches into a metal stud. Hopefully that will hold the mirror. It has been too hot to do too much and like we always say, “Do what you can.” Every- thing we do saves our center money and helps to preserve the building especially with the show and tell coming up next year. It’s going to be on us before we know it. You may have seen some piles of dirt around the building and when it cools off we will be spreading it around the foundation of the building where we have some low area’s since all the shrubs have been removed. I guess that’s about it for now. When you see these hardhats be sure and thank them for their time and work on this beautiful old building, Charlie Jerden, Dick Staggs, Art Smith, Ed Scott PP, Jeff Nichols, and Rich Colona. The one who says it can not be done should ask a Hardhat if it can be done. 3 Ainad Shriners . . . Director Staff Dave Casson Jr. President Lee Owens opened the September meeting of the Directors staff with the traditional formalities with 35 members in attendance. Due to the absence of the secretary/treasurer, his report was not available. The meeting continued with no new or old business, committee reports were made on upcoming Paper Crucade, Ladies Appreciation Day and clothing sales. Illustrious Sir Larry Carril was introduced to make his introductions of Past Potentates (1) and Divan Members (6). He continued with high praise for the work the Directors Staff and their work, thanking them for work in progress and in the future. The Fall Ceremonial coming up on November the 5th, will be a special and personal day, honoring the Late Past Potentate Kenny Lake. He explained his vision of large crowds in the stands during the 2nd session, Grand Entry, and Fez Presentation, asking each of us to do our part and encouraged other Nobles to attend and be a part of a great day at Ainad. The subject of having Ainad’s dues increased was discussed, trip to GLSA, and the importance of membership concluded his report. Past Potentate and chairman of the 100 year anniversary committee, Kurt Grosse gave the members an update on the actions being put into place for next year. The theme will be..100 years of Tradition for Future Generations. Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Create the Future. President Owens reported on the Auction thanking Chris and his Lady Lana for their work and the Nobles/friends/family that bought tickets and contributed to the auction. He introduced Director Jim Herndon for any comments. Jim also brought up the importance of the fall ceremonial and scheduled a work night for October the 3rd, he will be at Ainad around five. This will be an opportunity to clean out the storage area and check out the equipment needed to perform the skits. We had one visitor who left with a petition to join in his hand. Southern Illinois Buckmasters Donate To Shriners Hospitals for Children® During their annual banquet held September 17 at the Steeleville, IL American Legion, the Southern Illinois Buckmasters presented a donation of $1,000 for the Shriners Hospitals for Children® to Ambassador Roland Wagner, a member of the Randolph County Shrine Club. The Shriners were among several organizations receiving donations this year and they included many high school trap shooting teams in the area. The Buckmaster’s slogan is “Helping The Youth & Handicapped of Today.” We thank the Buckmasters for their dedication in helping others. 4 Having Fun & Helping Kids Krazy Klowns Bob Bassett The Ainad Krazy Klowns finished off their last parade for the season in Trenton. Joining us for the parade was a new clown named “Joey” who was making his first appearance in make-up as a clown. It was none other, than Illustrious Sir Larry J. Carril, a.k.a. “Joey”. Joey was worked both sides of the street with Peaches while doing a paradability skit called the “Tight Rope Walkers”. Joey also had a neat pocket gag he worked through out the parade. He would ask the children if they would like to see a picture of his new friend. With the children responding yes, Joey would pull out a small pocket mirror and show the children a reflection of themselves. This brought many smiles to his audiences’ faces. Many marching units do not have the oppurtinuity to intermingle with the parade crowds, because they are always marching in the parades. The Klowns always have time to intermingle with the crowds, while showing off their talent. Illustrious Sir Larry Carril had a first time experience of what our unit members encounter many times in during parades. There was a family who was very excited when they saw Joey and myself coming down the parade route, that they stopped us. The parent’s of an 8 month old baby girl couldn’t wait to thank us “ Shriner’s”for the care their daugh- ter was receiving at the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children®. The Ainad Krazy clowns have decided to host another 8-ball tournament at Baxter’s in Fairview Heights on November 12th. This tournament is open to men and women. You do not have to a Shriner to compete. We are also planning some other functions and raffles to use as a fund raiser to host the 2014 ISCA (International Shrine Clown Association) Mid-Winter here in the Fairview Hgts, O’Fallon area. Please watch the bulletin for more information on these up and coming events. With Great Appreciation the Ainad Krazy Klowns would like to thank “Mr. Jack” Jack Wagner and “Andy” Mike McManus for their time and dedication they have provided to the unit these past years. Both men have over 23 years each of service as a clown, have decided to go inactive. They always have the ability to make anyone laugh at any given time. They assure us they will be available to Klown if called upon. Thank you once again Mr. Jack and Andy. If U Don’t Show, Then U Don’t Know Uniform Units..Keeping U Informed 5 Ainad Shriners . . . Legion of Honor John Costello The LOH Summer Summery. June was a busy month for the Legion of Honor. There was the Circus Parade in which the LOH had our float that carried many of our members, led by our commander and 5 of our marching unit carrying our flags. We thank past Commander Ken Halbrook for using his van to pull the float. For the next 3 days we were kept busy covering the circus performances in Belleville and Waterloo. Next, we had our unit stated meeting at which we welcomed our newest member, Johnny Johnson who is a Marine. June also brought a sad note to our unit. Joe Hill passed away on June 17th after a long illness. Joe Hill was an Ainad Ambassador who was not only one of our members but participated with his Lady Darlene in many of the Ainad functions. There were 22 LOH members who took part in his walk-though and Masonic Service, along with many more from the Shrine and his Cahokia Masonic Lodge at the Kassly Funeral Home. Joe will be sorely missed by all of us here at Ainad. Next was the Grizzlies game where we took part in the Ainad Shrine parade into the park. Commander Mike Kimbrell sang the National Anthem at the start of the game. Our commander made reservations for some of us and our ladies at the Roemer Topf Restaurant (an Authentic German restaurant) in Mascoutah. We had a great dinner and we were treated to lively German music. The month of July was a quiet month for the Legion of Honor with little business being conducted. We received a letter from the Fairview Heights Rotary Club requesting the use of our trailer for the Fairview Heights Homecoming. We conditionally approved the request if they could show proof of insurance. We made final plans for the Great Lakes Shrine Association-Legion of Honor Convention in London, Ontario, Canada on 18 thru 21 August. We shared a bus with Ansar Temple LOH. There is a bus in the planning stages for the Wreath Laying Ceremonies in Arlington, VA with Ansar and Hadi. Anyone interested contact Commander Kimbrell. At the August LOH unit stated meeting Past Commander Pulley passed out the agenda for the Wreath Laying in Alexander, VA. The dates for the bus trip are, leave November 2 and return on November 7. We had a visit from Past Potentate/GLSA-LOH 1st. Lt. Commander Ken Morey and his Chief of Staff Past Potentate Vern MacGreagor. Ken spoke on the up-coming convention in Canada and the time and place the bus would be leaving from. This was the last visit as 1st. Lt. Cmdr. for Ken. He will become Commander of The GLSA-LOH at the convention in Canada. We had a guest, John Blondell who is looking for information about all the units of Ainad for the 100th Ainad Anniversary. Our trip to Canada started out on Wednesday the 17th with our group staying in Spring- field over night because our bus was leaving at 0530 on Thursday morning. We all had dinner together at the Amber Jack Alehouse in Springfield after which there were 0400 wake-up calls for everyone. We had 9 leaving on the bus for Canada and 4 driving. The bus trip was full of fun and combined fellowship. There were plenty of snacks and liquid refreshments on board shared by Ainad and Ansar, making the trip a memorable one. The trip took 12 hours because we made a few stops on the way up. In a more serious part of the convention we had 6 members of our unit who have passed away since last year, Kenneth Anderson, Daniel Harris, Ernest Allen, Donald Weidner, Henry Schuessler, and Joe Hill. The Ainad Hospitality Room was (as it always is) a big hit and our Host of Host, Commander Kimbrell saw to it that all who stopped by were happy they did and they kept coming back. Please have all submissions to the Ainad Bulletin, e-mailed to the editor by the 15th of each month. Ainad Bulletin Editor: David Ekstrand E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 6 Having Fun & Helping Kids Drum and Bugle Corps Bruce Haas By the time this article hits the press, will have sent yet another parade season to the records books. We will have entertained and we’ll also have been entertained, fed and watered ourselves too by the likes of our very own Carla Lake, Illust. Sir Larry Carril, Kenny Stumpf and lastly but certainly not least by John Mueller as well. The streets were many times hot and the weather more humid than in recent memory but seemed to have done it up pretty well again. All too soon, we’ll be thinking about 2012 and what summer delights await us there. Before I get into the news of the month, I want to ask all of you to take a moment to remember our own John Munro in your thoughts and prayers. John, at this writing, will have spent a good deal of time recovering from a spinal issue that saw him undergo surgery and rehabilitation at a local center for spinal injury. He’s on the mend and will soon be out of that wheechair and on the run. Look out for that, becuase he just might be better and quicker than he has been in a good long while. We performed at the Belleville Oktoberfest, September 23, and assisted in the ceremonial tapping of the Golden Keg. This the first time for us to participant in this festival and hopefully we’ll be asked to do it again next year. Once more we’ll perform at Laurie’s Place in Edwardsville on Veterans Day, November 11. Laurie and her husband always make us welcome and provides us with all we can eat and drink. Even later in the year and early in December is our Annual Christmas Party which will be held at the CK and L of I Hall in Swansea, IL. Watch for the invites to arrive in your mailbox soon. That’s about all there is for this time around so... as always, take care, be safe and GOD BLESS AMERICA! “QUARTERMANIA” Artisan Quarter Auction Benefiting Children’s Dyslexia Center – Southern Illinois -A Scottish Rite Charity Thursday, October 6 1549 Frank Scott Parkway West Doors Open: 6:00 pm Belleville, IL Bidding Begins at 7:00 pm Collecting Tabs to put Shoes on Kid’s Feet. Ainad Shriners would like to thank the members of Randolph County Shrine Club, Ms. Christine Overton and Ms. Jo Price for collecting 2000-3000 soda tabs for the Sneaker Fund. Way to go! 7 Ainad Shriners . . . Color Guard Unit Mike FitzPatrick We closed out another parade season with a great turn out at the Millstadt Homecoming. Once again, thanks to the new members and our seasoned veterans who came out to make this a great parade for the Color Guard. It was a great day for a parade. The Camel’s milk did flow, and many members sampled the community hospitality at the concessions after the march. Now it is October. That means our annual picnic for active and social Color Guard members. The Picnic will be in Bellevue Park in Belleville as usual, on Sunday, October 23. This is our opportunity to show our appreciation to those members who took to the streets and marched for the unit throughout the summer. We are finalizing plans for the Color Guard Christmas Party. The Christmas party will be at the same place as last year, The Elks at 9480 Old Lincoln Trail in Fairview Heights. It will take place on December 10. This year will be by reservation only, with your payment being your reservation. We will not be accepting payments ‘at the door’. We will need your RSVP before the first of December. So get you RSVP returned as soon as possible. We hope to see as many of our regular and social members at the Ainad Halloween Party, October 29 and Fall Ceremonial, November 5. To those members who can not make our regular meetings we encourage you to keep abreast of events by reading the Ainad Bulletin “Calendar of Events” and the feature articles and notices that give more detailed information. Our next regular meeting will be the 24th of October. All Color Guard members are strongly encouraged to be there. 8 Having Fun & Helping Kids Krazy Klown Unit Second Annual Pool Tournament Fund Raiser Saturday, November 12, at 1 pm Tables open at 12pm BAXTER’S 5225 N. Illinois (Hwy. 159) Fairview Heights, IL (618) 355-9940 Prize Money awarded $25 Entry Fee Contact Bob Bassett 8 Ball Rules at (618) 887-4544 to Pre-register! Best 2 out of 3 games 50/50 Drawing Entry fees are not Tax deductible 9 Ainad Shriners . . . Arab Patrol Michael Hayes Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the Ainad Arab Patrol bulletin article. I am Michael Hayes and I will be your tour guide through this land of fun and adventure. So buckle your seat belts and hold on tight, it’s going to be an exciting ride! The Patrol’s annual Family Picnic was held on Saturday, August 27 at the Tri City Shrine Club in Granite City. We had an awesome turn out! The food was great and the company was divine. President Wayne, Secretary Dave and Jesse Hess set up a golf adventure out back that left all participants wanting more. Great job guys! You know if you wouldn’t have moved it in closer I would have won that! The annual Halloween party is coming up at Ainad on Saturday, October 29. I am sure that a lot of help is going to be needed this year so the Patrol can defend its championship from last year. Will anyone ever forget the Swamp People? That was so awesome. I know the guys have something even better planned for this year. No hints, but I guarantee you will not want to miss this one! Fall Ceremonial is coming up November 5 at Ainad. We need everyone to come out and help us show our respect to Potentate Larry Carroll and the Divan by participating in the grand entry. There should be NO reason that we cannot put at least 16 people out on the floor. Come on out and have a great time with us in the room before and after the grand entry as well. As a reminder, Captain Ed wants us to again wear black shoes for this event. From a good of the patrol standpoint, please keep Charlie “Choo Choo” Harrison in your prayers as he will be having surgery to remove a lump in his shoulder. We will be praying for a full recovery you Charlie. 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. 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. $2,000 for Shriners Hospital for Chldren® On Thursday, August 25th Mike Dickey, Vice President of the Wood River Township Kiwanis Club, presented officers of Alt-Wood Shrine Club with a check for $2,000 for Shriners Hospital for Chldren® and a check for $500 for the Ainad Transportation Fund. Over the years Wood River Kiwanis has been a faithful donor to Ainad and the Hospital. If you happen to be in Wood River on October 13, 14 or 15th, you might want to stop by and get some delicious Kiwanis Tennessee Bar-B-Que. They will be set up on Highway 111 (Vaughn Road) in Wood River. Pictured from left to right; Kiwanis Vice President Mike Dickey, Alt-Wood Shrine Club Treasurer Chuck Toner and Alt-Wood President Ron Thomason. 10 Having Fun & Helping Kids Vote on October 27 at the Stated Meeting RESOLUTION NO. 1 A Resolution Providing for Amendment to Article 5, Section 5.2 of the By-Laws of Ainad Shriners WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of Ainad Shriners has a responsibility to its members, the Nobility; and WHEREAS, it is essential for the good of the Order that Ainad Shriners function each year with a balanced budget; and WHEREAS, when a budget is not balanced, there are only two means of redress: increase revenue or decrease expenses; and WHEREAS, the dues of Ainad Shriners have not been increased since the year 2000, over eleven (11) years ago; and WHEREAS, the previous dues increase before year 2000 was in 1988, some twelve (12) years before the year 2000 increase; and WHEREAS, the result of Ainad Shriners not increase its dues more frequently has its Nobility paying the 2nd lowest dues in GLSA, that staffs an office offering member services, and employee benefits; and WHEREAS, Ainad Shriners’ current annual dues only covers about 38% of the operating expenses of the temple; and WHEREAS, Ainad Shriners’ current annual circus net income has shown declines; and WHEREAS, Ainad Shrine loses revenue each year from the demise of our Nobles; and WHEREAS, there are uncontrollable expenses that escalate at a faster pace beyond our control (e.g., postage, printing, gas, water, sewer, electric, and insurance) and those driven by require- ments of justice (e.g., wages, health insurance); and WHEREAS, Ainad Shriners membership was 6029 at the start of the year 2000, and as of August 2011 Ainad Shriners membership is 4703 for a net loss of 1326 members and a loss of over $58,000 in revenue from dues; and WHEREAS, membership in Shriners International was 528,978 at the start of the year 2000, and currently said membership is 324,789, a loss of 204,189 members worldwide; and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of Ainad Shriners deems it necessary to increase the dues of its Nobility and amend Article 5, Section 5.2 of the Bylaws of Ainad Shriners to reflect the same; and WHEREAS, due notice of the proposed increase and amendment having been properly given to the Nobility of Ainad Shriners. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLOVED by the Board of Directors of Ainad Shriners of Shriners International of East St. Louis, Illinois, as follows: Section 1: The foregoing recitals are hereby incorporated herein as findings of the Potentate and Board of Directors of Ainad Shriners. Section 2: That an increase in Ainad Shriners dues as set forth in Article 5, Section 5.2 of the Bylaws of Ainad Shriners is warranted. 11 Ainad Shriners . . . Section 3: That Article 5, Section 5.2 of the Bylaws of Ainad Shriners be and is hereby amended to read as follows: The annual dues of all members except for Life Members and for Candidates initiated during the year shall be Fifty Five Dollars and Zero Cents ($55.00) effective for the year 2012, with all dues paid in advance by all paying members before January 1st and each calendar year thereafter. Following the first year’s dues increase (2012), there will be an additional increase of Five Dollars and Zero Cents ($5.00) per year for two (2) additional years (2013 & 2014) for the Ainad Shri- ners portion of dues payment (2013 dues $60.00; 2014 dues $65.00) and thereafter continuing at the 2014 amount of Sixty-Five Dollars and Zero Cents ($65.00) until amended by the Nobility. The dues of Candidates shall follow the quarterly percentages as prescribed under Article 32 of Shriners International Bylaws and payable in advance prior to initiation. Further, the stated Ainad Shriners dues amount excludes the required Per-Capita fee and the Hospital Assessment fee, as required under Article 32 of the bylaws of Shriners International. Each of these fees will be added to the total of the Ainad dues payments as required by each Noble as by the bylaws of Shriners International. The temple may, by affirmative vote, remit dues of a member for good cause shown either to the temple or committee selected for that purpose. No membership card shall be issued to any member unless and until he shall have paid the aforesaid dues and the per-capita and hospital assessment in full. The annual dues of the temple shall be determined at a stated or special meeting of the temple after due notice has been given to each member stating the proposed amount of the annual dues, and after complying with all other requirements as provided in the bylaws of Shriners Internation- al. The annual dues shall not be less than prescribed by the bylaws of Shriners International. Section 4: The current version of Section 5.2 of Article 5 of the Bylaws of Ainad Shriners is hereby repealed and replaced, in its entirety, by the aforementioned language contained in Section 3 of this Resolution. Section 5: In the event any provision of this Resolution is determined to be unlawful, void, or otherwise unenforceable, such provision shall be severed from the Resolution and the remaining provision of this Resolution shall remain in full force and effect. Section 6: This Resolution shall be presented to our legal counsel for review to ensure this Reso- lution meets and conforms to the Shriners International Law and Ainad Shriners By-laws. Section 7: Notice of this Resolution shall be posted in the next Ainad Bulletin to comply with Article 3, Section 3.6 and Article 11, Section 11.1 of the Ainad Shriners By-laws and those of Shriners International. Larry J. Carril, Potentate Attest: Steve F. Kibler P. P., Recorder 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 12 Having Fun & Helping Kids Youth Fund All YOU CAN EAT DINNER East Lodge #504 9950 St. Clair Ave Fairview Heights, IL 11:00 am - 4:00 pm $8.00 for Adults $3.50 for kids 3-12 Under 3 eat for FREE Sunday, October 23 Menu Grilled or Baked Chicken Potato Cole Slaw, BBQ or Roasted Pork Steak, String Beans, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Dessert and Orange Drink (w/ Vitamin C) Check out the Winners of the Ainad Calendars on page 27! 2011 Calendars Now Only $20.00! 365 $25.00 Daily Prizes A raw xt .2 g D Ne ug in 52 $50.00 Weekly Prizes 6 12 $100.00 Monthly Prizes 4 $1250 Quarterly Prizes Get yours now! Drawings is held the last Friday of each month. 888-567-1870 Look Who’s is Turning 150? Douglas Lodge #361 in Mascoutah, IL will be celebrating 150 years on Saturday, October 22nd at 1:30 PM. The new Grand Lodge Officers will be performing the ceremony. The lodge received its’ charter on October 1, 1861 with 40 members inspite of the beginnings of the Civil War. We welcome everyone to attend this historic occassion. The lodge is located at 19 West State Street in Mascoutah and refreshments will follow the ceremony. For more information and location of the lodge please goto the following website: http://webpages.charter.net/castlelock2000/FHC361/DL361.htm 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 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 there will be a business meeting/dinner to be held at duquoin masonic lodge on friday october 21 at 6:00pm meeting we have several things to discuss. one is annual election of officers for the hillbilly clan #39. also discuss possiblity of hillbilly international convention possibly to be held in southern illinois ainad area for 2015. so all you cuzins be sure to attend this meetin’. need everyones participation in this project. please give me a call so we’ll hav’ nuff vitalls to feed ya’ll. august we held our first hillbilly jamboree, looked like the flatlanr shriners, enjoyed the surymone, especially ole charlie, he had a ball. there was approximately 200 hillbilly plus some i lost count of. we are planning to do another hillbilly jamboree again next year. we wish to thank cuzin tim mcmillan for all the work and planning he and old national trail shrine club members did on our behalf. all who missed the jamboree, really missed a good time cuzins lets all get clan #39 going so we can all have a terrific year from now on. if ya’ll are interested in starting up the outhouses again, contact me an we’ll get it organized fer ya. outhouse #4 was reactivated again this year, at west salem, illinois 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 vegher, 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. 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. Our Divine Ladies are on the move. They are skipping their October meeting to go to Belleville and participate in the quarterly auction for the Dyslexia Center. This is just one of the many charities the Divine Ladies support. Their Christmas Bazar November 19th still has room for a few vendors. Contact Nancy Whitson 618-983-6162 or Barb Buckner 618-983-6787 to reserve your space. The Clowns golf tournament went well. The final rib cook 450 sides was a sellout. A tip of the Fez to Randy Patchett and 8 to 12 people who made this possible! The stated Meeting was a huge success. Great food a good turn out and several new Nobles initiated. The W.C.S.C. as always were well represented at the Ainad Bass Tournament. Bill Beal and Earl Whitson delivered 1000 Beanie Babies To the Shriners Children’s Hospital. The Babies were donated by the Marvin Eberhart family see picture below. The News paper drive is underway and under the guidance of Dave McGee & Earl Whitson. They do a great job The W.C.S.C. is normally first or second in collections. Up Coming events: Oct. 15. The Club will be providing food and man power to the National Shoot and Retrieve Bird Dog Event ,this year at the Sparta Shooting Complex. This event raised $17,000.00 last year and in excess of $215,000.00 since it’s conception. All profits (there is very little expense) go to our Shriners Hospitals for Children®. What’s remarkable is this is not a Shrine function. Oct. 21 Fish Fry always a fun time. There will be take outs & deliveries at lunch and an all you want to eat dinner that evening starting at 5. This is not only a good fund raiser but a great time to spend with friends and neighbors. October 22nd our first October Fest. A full day of activities, lunch & games for the children, live music and bingo for the adults. For more information contact Paul LaGrand 521-3782. All Shriners are welcome to attend our meetings. The first Thursday of the month. Social hour 6, dinner 6:30 and a brief meeting at 7 pm. Jefferson County Shrine Club Bud Tate We had our meeting outside for the first time in a long time. The weather was great. The Park Supt. had the pavilion looking great. Thanks, Karl for the great cleaning job and thanks to anyone else who helped clean. The Club donated a $60.00 gift certificate to Ainad Transportation Fund. Our Paper Crusade will be September 30th and October 1st. Chief Rabban Bill Hill talked about his travels in the past few weeks and the Bass Tournament. Tom Martin was introdued as a new member. The Christmas party and Installation of the 2012 officers will be Tuesday, December 13th at the Shrine Park. Bring your lady. A big thanks for the good dinner was prepared by the cooks. 16 Having Fun & Helping Kids Collinsville Shrine Club Mike LaZella The final total of taxes owed on our trailer comes to $751.74. The result of the Troy Homecoming came to a approximately $1500.00 for the two days. This total was smaller than last years, but so were all the other vendors at the homecoming. Because of our Club’s By-Laws, the Treasurer’s report could not be accepted, so it was modified & suspended until next meeting. Our Mini -Clinic resulted in Two Children’s paperwork being sent to the Hospital. Our Paper Crusade starts on Friday Sept. 2 at the American Legion from 4pm to 7pm. Rich Colona will pick up the papers from Ainad and Chip will bring the aprons, buckets, etc. and we’ll all meet there. Two more dates for our paper crusade will be: Sept. 24th at K-Mart from 8am to noon, and Sept. 29th at Wal-Mart from 8am to noon. Don’t forget the Italian Festival on Sept. 16th & 17th. The festival opens 10am and closes at 10pm both days. Then we have the Rellicke Pumpkin Farms events each weekend of October. We will be busy this month and next. Our October meeting will be held at the Blue Lodge in Collinsville, with dinner at 6pm and meeting and our Annual Auction at 7pm. This auction is always fun, with lots of ruthless bidding on lots of wild & crazy stuff. The bids sometime get into the hundreds of dollars, but don’t worry its all funny money. Our prayers and well wishes go out to Everett Bohnenstiehl and his family & friends. Everett was hospitalized recently for over a week. He’s home now and recovering. Get well soon, Everett we miss you. We also want to acknowledge the passing our a past Club Member, Jude Arras. He was an active member of the Arab Patrol. John Bondell, who is working on the historical review of Ainad Shriners, visited with us. He told us many interesting events concerning the creation and history of Ainad. He visited the firehouse in New York, that was in the film “Ghostbusters”, and took pictures of himself in his Staypuff Character, all eight foot tall, and the firemen from the firehouse. The Lieutenant of the firehouse had a nephew who was helped by the Shriners. He has invited anyone who has a story to tell to get in touch with him. Congratulations to Ken & Susie, they were married recently, and still are talking to each other after a few weeks of marriage. Here we are at the American Legion Hall in Collinsville, IL on Friday Sept 2nd handing out Ainad papers in an effort to raise money to support the Shriners Hospitals. This was the first Collinsville Shriners fund raising event with two more planned. Left to Right are: Ken Sweitzer, Chuck Michels, Rich Colona 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? The couple I would like to introduce this month is actually the inspiration for this program. They are a quiet couple, but ready to help in any way they can. Bob and Beverly Bassett were both born in 1957. Bob in Highland, Beverly in Granite City. They were married on July 13, 1979. They have two daughters, Amanda 29 and Hannah 27. They also have two grandchildren, Cheyenne and Wyatt Choat. Bob and Beverly both work for Boeing. Bob & Beverly Bob has been a Mason for 25 years in the Marine Lodge. He Bassett joined the Shrine in 1991 and the Krazy Klowns in 1994. A lot of you may know him as Peaches. If you have never seen Bob as Peaches out on the parade route, you have truly missed a rare treat. He is the ultimate professional. Beverly makes his costumes and she is right there with him,helping him get ready and handling all of his gear. She deserves a very large medal for that alone,yet it is something that they enjoy doing together. Bob was President of his unit in 2000. In 2004 he was elected as Secretary of the International Shrine Clown Association, a position he held for five years. He was elected as 3rd Vice President of ISCA in 2011. Bob will be President of the ISCA in 2014 when Ainad’s Krazy Klowns will be hosting the mid-winter convention in Fairview Heights. Bob and Beverly chaired the annual Easter Party at the Temple from 2002 to 2009. It was a new concept at the time and they were not afraid to take it on. Each year they added different things until it became what it is today. I sometimes wonder if Beverly still counts Easter eggs in her sleep. How many thousands would that be? Bob and Beverly are also Santa and Mrs. Claus at the annual Christmas party and have been since it’s beginning in 2004. Sometimes it is a family affair with Amanda and Hannah helping out. Bob is also Ainad’s 2011 Coordinating Ambassador. Bob has been active in his community over the years, serving on Marine’s Village Board for sixteen years. Thank you Bob and Bev for the recognition you bring to Ainad and Shriner’s Hospitals for Children®. 18 Having Fun & Helping Kids Nile Notes PQ Tonya Young What fun the Ladies of the Household at prior to our Session in September. We feasted on delicious food at our annual potluck luncheon. What a delight to enjoy so many wonderful dishes made by our members, the best description was YUM! If you weren’t able to attend you missed out on some great tasting food! You also missed out on our fun, annual Silent Auction. Lots of goodies were brought in and we raised over a $100.Thank you to all who brought and bought items. It is always fun to get a great deal and to help out Ainad. Prior to our October 11th Session, we will have a “get to know the candidate” luncheon at 11:30 a.m. hosted by the membership committee. Plan to attend both the luncheon and ceremonial at session to show your support to our newest member. The food will be great too! Speaking of the membership committee, at our September Session PQ JoAnn Kern handed out our new Member Handbook and By-laws. The committee did an outstanding job on putting together references about Daughters of the Nile, our history, explanation about how and why we do things and the meaning of the offices and stations, plus Ainad’s By-laws. This is a great reference book for new and not so new members alike. Be sure to read your cover to cover and keep it handy for references when you received it. Keeping our membership informed is a priority and one of the ways we are able to accomplish this is through our annual dues. Unfortunately there are way too many who have NOT paid their dues for 2011. Don’t delay, pay them today! Please send your dues to Pr. Recorder Marcella Wilson 204 Brentwood Lane Alton, IL 62002-4421. We don’t want to lose you! Mail your check Today! PQ Del Eisele had fallen prior to September session and we hope she is doing better. Keep all members who are in sickness and distress in your thoughts and prayers. Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Official Visit of Supreme Queen Laura on Thursday November 10th. We know you will truly enjoy sharing the day with her and her Supreme officers. Join us in a great attitude to continue to make miracles happen everyday for the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The photo is the trip Queen Carol, Pr Myra, Pr Marcella and Pr Kitty made to Shriners Hospital for Children®-St Louis to deliver the proceeds from the Card Party Silent Auction for the Pain Management Department. The proceeds will be used to purchase items to help reduce pain. 19 Ainad Shriners . . . El Kazam Shrine Club Ron Thomason Greetings from El Kazam. Autumn is finally here. The hills and valleys of El Kazam Country will soon be alive with vivid colors. We should all take the time to take a color tour and enjoy the beauty of the midwest in Fall. This is a very busy time of the year for El Kazam. The Paper Crusade is in full swing, our September collection days are behind us, but we will be collecting in Jerseyville on Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th at Wal-Mart, Sinclairs and Shop and Save. If you have not signed up to help, call Ron Thomason at 314-378-5544. It is a great way to spend a couple hours, and it all goes to Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Our September meeting was at Mac’s Time Out in Alton. The food was great and the fellowship was even better. We were honored to have as our guests Assistant Rabban Mike Grafe and his lady Ginny and John Blondell. John spoke to us on the 100th Anniversary of Ainad and that he is requesting any history, artifacts, etc. that any of us may have on El Kazam Shrine Club or Ainad Shrine. It was also good to see Past Potentate and long time member of El Kazam Ed Scott and his lady Betty. Our Annual El Kazam Golf Tournament is Saturday, October 8th at Westlake Country Club in Jerseyville. Get your foursomes together, or if you don’t golf, come on out, we can always use some volunteers to help us out. Our October 14th meeting will be at The Fill’in Station Restaurant in Batchtown. Come on out and enjoy your Shrine Club. Don’t forget ladies night at Ainad on October 27th and the Ainad Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29th. We should have a least two candidates from our area for the Fall Ceremonial on November 5th. Please check your Bulletin for other important dates and happenings at Ainad. Please keep our servicemen and women in your thoughts and prayers, along with Bert and Alma Schaaf, Paul Brown, who is recovering from knee surgery, Julius Gilbert and Alberta Gallay. A thought to leave you with; “I shall always feel pleasure when it may be in my power to render service to Lodge No. 39, and in every act of brotherly kindness to the members of it.” Brother George Washington Franklin County Shrine Club Carroll Kelly President Dave Tollison opened the August 19th meeting of the Franklin County Shrine Club by welcoming Johanna Tolbert back as she continues to recuperate from knee replacement surgery. President Tollison also welcomed Captain of the Guard, Denver Tolbert, Ron and Elaine Huie and several Williamson County Nobles and Ladies who enjoy dual membership in both clubs. There are still tickets out from the BBQ rib fund- raiser so the total amount raised can not be figured but will be announced as soon as possible. President Tollison also said that there are a few Franklin County Shrine Club t-shirts still available for $15 each. If interested, contact his Lady, Loretta. New business consisted of the following important dates to remember: 10/15--next regular meeting of Franklin County Shrine Club at T Street in Christopher 10/13--Paper Crusade 10/23 Williamson County Shrine Club Flea Market 11/19--Franklin County Shrine Club at T Street in Christopher 12/5--Christmas Party at Gibby’s on the Green, Rend Lake Golf Course Jim Broshears said grace and we all enjoyed a good meal. We also had fun helping Captain of the Guard, Denver Tolbert celebrate his “39th” birthday. 20 Having Fun & Helping Kids Dania Shrine Club Ron Williams, PP The last meeting of the Dania Shrine Club was a picnic with the ladies at the O’Fallon K of C Hall September 9. President Mahler welcomed everyone and opened the meeting with the prayer and pledge. It was moved to refrain from the regular order of business so everyone could enjoy the meal. A large crown enjoyed pork steaks and brats prepared by Dania chef’s Curt Graul, Red Lemke and Frank Martinez. After the meal the president went through the usual introductions. High Priest and Prophet Rick introduced the four Past Potentates present, and the current Divan. He informed all present on the Ainad calendar for the next couple of months. President Malear stated the dates and places for the Shrine newspaper sales in O’Fallon and Mascoutah later in September. President Malear introduced John Blondell, a past master of the Mascoutah De Molay chapter, a past master of Illinois State De Molay and a member of Ainad. John stated he was asking for help in preparing for the 100th Anniversary year for Ainad. He is looking for histories on members and also items that can be displayed at Ainad. All help will be appreciated. The next meeting will be October 4, at the K of C. Hope to see you there. MaCliBo Circus Unit Keith Korte We had a busy summer. We attended 20 parades since the circus kick-off parade and we sponsored a poker run. Also we gained five new members. We welcome Scott Prange, Brian Straube, Ty Gansmann, Allan Courtney and Allan Voigt. The motor home and trailer got new roofs. Sadly we lost a charter member. Duane Essenpries passed away in August. Our unit is sponsoring a team in the bass tournament consisting of a member from the local high school fishing team. Watch out for them! On Oct. 15th we are having a Horse poker run in Jamestown. Bring your horse and join in on the ride through the country. And finally, we received a Gold Book certificate from the Shriners Hospitals for Children® for our donation in helping with perchasing new equipment. Ladies Trip November 5 St. Charles shopping or Ameristar Casino. Leave Ainad between 9 and 9:30. Lunch at Ameristar. Cost is 30.00 per person Includes lunch and bus. New candidates’ wives are free. Arrive back at Ainad at 3:00 to 3:30, for Grand Entry. Call 618-874-1870 for reservations. Please return payment of $30 to: Ainad Temple , 609 St. Louis Ave, East St Louis , IL 62201 Name: _______________________________ Phone # ______________________ Payment method: Check _____ Visa _____ MasterCard _____ #___________________________________________Exp _____ You can pay online now at ainadshriners.org 21 Ainad Shriners . . . Salem Shrine Club Buck Oulrey Our meeting was held at the Sharon’s Restaurant on August 20 with 30 members present. President Wayne Bumgardner opened the meeting. The nominating committee for the 2012 officers is: Don Decker, Bill Smith and John Greenlee. Once again this year, Joe Black organized the trip for Salem High School Football team to visit the Shriners Hospitals for Children®-St. Louis. Thanks Joe for a great job. Buck Oulrey, Don Mills and Mike Mills went on the trip with them. The 59th. annual Salem-Centralia Shrine Football Game was be held in Salem this year and was won by Centralia. Carl Hall and Chief Rabban Bill Hill were present for the half-time ceremony. Chief Rabban Bill Hill thanked everyone in attendance for their support of SHC and their respective teams. Salem Shrine Club presented retired football coach, Scott Steward, with a plaque commending him for implementing the trips for the football team to the Shriners Hospital for Children®-St. Louis, along with the assistance of Joe Black, starting in 2000. One of our members, Garry Oulrey, suffered a heart attack about a month ago. He is doing fine now and will go back to work soon. On September 17, we will have our last cookout of the year at Salem IGA. John Blondell was present at our meeting. He is compiling the history of all Clubs and Units in Ainad Temple’s jurisdiction for the 100th year. Fall Ceremonial Schedule November 5 In Memory of Kenneth A Lake PP 6:30 am Building opens- Breakfast and coffee in dining room. LOH Tile the doors. Ladies report to small dining room for coffee & rolls. 7:30- 8:30 Candidates sign in & physicals. Top line signer’s assist 8:30 Ladies Program - Welcome and Introductions in the Small Dining Room 8:40 Ballot on Candidates. 8:45 1st Section -The Ceremonial Cast on the stage. 9:30 Class picture on the front steps with the Divan, Cast. 9:45 Men’s Bus Leaves-Tour of Shriners Hospital for Children-St. Louis 12:00 Lunch- all members, dining hall. 50 Year Members honored in small dining room – 11:45 1:00 Candidates report to meeting room, main level. 1:15 Candidates Warm-up – Directors Staff. 1:45 2nd Section starts- All members in the Auditorium. 3:00 2nd Section concludes- clean up and break. 3:30 Ladies return from trip. 4:00 Grand Entry- Units Parade for all members and the Ladies. Open to everyone. 5:30 End of Program. All rooms open to New Members and Ladies. 5:35 Fez and dues card presentation, pictures. Ladies can assist. 11:00 Building Closes. Good Night. Return home safely. 22 Having Fun & Helping Kids Silver Lake Shrine Club Alan Voigt We will meet on Monday, September 19 at 6:30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The club has several activities in September and October. Scheduled for Friday, September 30, Paper Crusade in Marine from 2:30 to 5:30 we will meet at the 4-way stop. Carl Hall has scheduled a ‘mini-clinic’ for Saturday, October 8, from 9am to 12pm at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. This is usually in the doctors building at the North side entrance. Our Paper Crusade in Highland are NOW scheduled for the October dates of Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. We will be at Rural King and Tru-Buy from 8am to 4pm each day. Please note the change of this date! AINAD will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012! The temple would like information on each club’s history. Anyone with knowledge of charter members or club history/ activities should send it to email@example.com or get it to club officers listed below by November 1. AINAD stated meeting October 27, which is ladies night. Potentate Larry Carril will take a vote of the nobles present on a dues increase. I would urge each of you to attend. Silver Lake Shrine Club will meet on Monday, October 17 at 6:30pm at the Highland Knights of Columbus Hall across from Wal-Mart. All nobles and their ladies are wel- come. Don Carnley, President Denny Zobrist, Vice-President 654-2227 806-1949 Wayne Deibert, Treasurer Alan Voigt, Secretary 654-9435 288-5173 Centralia Shrine Club Kenneth Meador The Centralia Shrine Club met at the Centralia Elk’s Cub on September 12th with 14 present. Present at the meeting were John Blondell, 100th Anniversary Historian and Kevin T. Fernandez, 1st Ceremonial Master. May 12, 1912 Ainad received their charter. The committee is wanting the history of Shrine Clubs and Units. Coming up next year will be the 100th year anniversary for Ainad. Louis Fogleman said we did pretty good on the Golf Tournament. Coming up will be a Pancake and Sausage supper at the Masonic Lodge on September 24th from 6 – 12 noon. We are having a Paper Crucade for the Shriners Hospital for Children® on September 16th and 17th. 23 Ainad Shriners . . . Tri-City Shrine Club Nathan C. Branding Happy Autumn Greetings! As we enter the month of October, the trees are beautiful with fall colored leaves and the temperature continues to fall. Soon, many ghosts and goblins will visit us at our doorsteps. I hope that this newsletter finds you and your family doing well. I have some additional and great news from our activities within the month of August. Charles Favier had a hole in one at our annual golf tournament, which was held on July 16th (Arlington Greens Golf Course). Great job and congratulations Charlie! Also, the Granite City Dairy Queen generously donated $88.19 to Shriners Hospital for Children®-St. Louis from their recent benefit held on July 18th to honor the Tri-City area Shriners. We certainly tip our fez to them for their generous support and appreciation! We held our second fish fry of the year on September 9th and 10th at the Granite City Bellemore Village parking lot. Along with the great support of workers, we were equally blessed with many hungry customers. President Morris would like to extend his appreciation and thanks to those members (to numerous to mention) for their dedicated work, which made our fish fry a success. Looking ahead into the month of November, Ainad’s Fall Ceremonial is rapidly approaching and is scheduled for November 5th. Let’s all come out and take part in the fun! It is not too late to start looking for a new candidate. Think membership! We will have our election of officers/stated meeting on November 10th (starting at 7:00 PM). Please check your bulletins and be sure to mark your calendar for the many upcoming activities. Don’t miss out on all of the fun! Sickness and Distress: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org & Brandings2@sbcglobal.net) concerning information for the sickness & distress column. Reminder: Hold on to those aluminum can tabs! All proceeds benefit the children at the Shriners Hospital, Burn Unit of Cincinnati. Please save and bring your tabs to the TCSC on stated meeting dates. Please be sure to visit our website through the following link: http://ainadshriners.org/ tcsc and keep up to date on our activities! Let us continue to remember the members of our armed forces who are serving our country in various parts of the world. We want to remember them in our thoughts and prayers and wish them a safe return home. 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 270 unpaid members, please pay your dues. Fall Ceremonial, bring a Canidate. If you have not all ready, Pay for your Circus Tickets! You can pay for Ainad events on-line. 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. Special Meeting Informed 35 Guests How to Boost AINAD Membership The presentation was lead by special guest, Sam Montgomery PP(L) of Shriners International Membership Executive Committee. Build Character . . . One Step at a Time 25 Ainad Shriners . . . Hospital Unit Don Kopp Finallly we are seeing some signs of cooler autumn weather. It actually rained and we were all happy about that. Everyone was beginning to think the dry weather would last forever. Many trees, plants, and of course the poor yard grass, have suffered and many will not recover. I lost bushes that I planted 12 years ago and there is nothing I can do about it. Everything has a life span but many conditions rush the inevetible end and weather is definitely one of them. The final report was given and again this year our annual scramble golf tournament, for the 16th year, was a great success. Our success equates to our helping our Shriners Hospital for Children®-St. Louis. We work closely with our hospital and they let us know how we can help and what they would like us to do. We have a very good relationship with the staff and administration, which we greatly appreciate. I like to keep the Nobles of Ainad infomed of our efforts so they will know any support they may give our unit, often helps our hospital. Congratulations are in order for Earl Gum, who requested and was granted emeritus unit membership. Earl has always been a hard working member and he has certainly earned this status. Earl is a past president of the hospital unit. We know Earl will continue to do his best in helping our unit in it’s efforts. October 29th is the date for the Ainad Halloween Party. Allen Schwartz and his wife, Debbie, will organize the Halloween Party competition, representing the Hospital Unit. Allen and Debbie did the deed last year and did a good job. They will be even better this year and hopefully will bring honors to our unit. We really appreciate their effort and invite our members and families to attend this fun event. The annual Ainad Bass Tournament, held at Rend Lake in Southern Illinois, is one of the most successful projects held that supports Ainad.The Hospital Unit voted to support this event by again purchasing a full page ad in the Bass Tournament program book. I have attended the last two tournaments and it is always well organized and is a fun day for everyone attending. I especially enjoy the weigh-in and the awarding of prizes. We have had the drawing for the beef fund raiser the past two years and plan to do it again next year. We will keep Ainad Nobles informed in later articles. We received a nice letter from our Shriners Hospital for Children®-St. Louis, thanking us for our generous donation. It is always nice to get recognized for doing what we love to do, knowing that they really appreciate our efforts and hard work. This has certainly been a fast year but I know it is drawing to an end because talk of our Christmas/installation dinner is being mentioned, and also our treasurer, Bob Cook, is dunning us for next year’s dues. We were happy and proud to hear that our Shriners Hospital for Children®-St. Louis has been named by US News and World Report as one of the top 10 Pediatric orthopaedic hospitals in the United States. Our hospital is co-listed with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine due to their partnership in providing pediatric orthopedics. Most of the physicians at Shriners Hospital for Children® are faculty members at Washington University School of Medicine. 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 August Cash Winners $25.00 Winners 1559 Alexander Floyd Cal # Name 1599 Landers V.Ray 112 John Decoursey 1143 Bowen Ed 1047 Ron Hunsche 1531 Wilton Robert 106 Neal Mize 950 Suess Paul 281 David Schneidewind 1137 Knebel Jerry 1112 Walter Wirtz 244 Owens Lee 1509 Alice Morgan 1098 Kobernick Ed 301 Richard Staggs 781 Weiss Jerry 400 Rick Sieben 87 Morehead Sharon 681 Koffee Klub O’fallon 930 Chapman Phillip 906 Kelly Hogan 1435 Deibert Carol 758 Cummins Rev. Bill 1438 Gilomen Harold 1437 Wasser Joseph $50.00 Winners 20 Mueller Donald 687 Rohr Mac 53 Diane Alexander 1147 Herzog Robert 1102 Horner Charles 1318 Watson Floyd 716 Mueller Shirley 227 Ulrich Sue 1465 Frey Bob $100.00 Winner 1150 Buettner Beth 224 Klaustermeier Beth 22nd 22nd Reunion October 15 It’s the Rite Thing to Do Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Valley of Southern Illinois 27 Ainad Shriners . . . Screening Clinics Oct 8 - Silver Lake SC - Highland Hospital Oct 15 - El Kazam S C - Jerseyville, IL Wellness Center Bond County SC - Bond County Health Dept. Greenville, IL Oct 29 - Heart S C - Dr. Arora’s Prompt Care Nov 19 - Ainad Hospital Unit - Montgomery County Health Dept. Hillsboro, IL 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: Voice: 800-850-2960 Fax: 314-692-6402 Ainad Applications to Shriners Hospitals Submitted by Carl E. Hall County August YTD County August YTD Alexander 1 Lawrence 2 Bond 2 4 Macoupin 0 Calhoun 1 2 Madison 7 57 Clark 0 Marion 4 25 Clay 1 3 Massac 1 1 Clinton 1 3 Monroe 0 Coles 0 Montgomery 0 Crawford 1 5 Perry 4 7 Cumberland 0 Pope 0 Edwards 0 Pulaski 0 Effingham 1 5 Randolph 1 8 Fayette 2 12 Richland 2 4 Franklin 3 16 Saline 3 10 Gallatin 1 1 St. Clair 15 52 Greene 0 Union 1 2 Hamilton 0 Wabash 1 Hardin 1 1 Washington 4 Jackson 1 5 Wayne 2 5 Jasper 4 White 1 Jefferson 1 12 Williamson 2 15 Jersey 1 8 Out of Jurisdiction 2 Johnson 0 Totals 58 278 28 Having Fun & Helping Kids Jude Arras Edwin McLean, Sr. East Carondelet , IL Belleville , IL August 30, 2011 August 27, 2011 Bobby Carrigan Halleck F. Reese Carrier Mills, IL Pinckneyville, IL August 20, 2011 July 6, 2011 Charles R. Field Roy Roberts Carrier Mills, IL Mount Sterling , IL August 20, 2011 September 9, 2011 Charles A. Goldschmidt Dr. Ronald Thouvenot Columbia , IL O’Fallon, IL September 1, 2011 June 30, 2011 James Holloway George White Chester , IL Neogia, IL August 20, 2011 August, 2 2011 Paul McKelvey Clyde H. Wiseman, Jr. Imperial, MO Godfrey, IL August 21, 2011 September 9, 2011 So. . . do you have your 2011 DUES CARD? Payment is Overdue AINAD MEMBERSHIP 2011 July August Membership Membership 4,684 4,673 Creation 0 Affiliation 0 Restorations 1 Reversals 0 Associate 0 Demit 0 Suspensions 0 Deaths -12 Associates Dropped 0 Resigned 0 Net -11 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 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, 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 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 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 October 2011 • No. 08 East St. Louis, IL 62201 609 St. Louis Avenue Ainad Shriners 25 Calendar of Events October December Paper Crusade All Month 10 Breakfast with Santa 7 IL Grand Lodge-Springfield 15 *Meeting/Elections 10 Temple Closed 26 Ainad Closed 27 *Stated Meeting/ Lady’s night 29 Halloween Party November 5 Fall Ceremonial/ Ladies Program 17 *Stated Meeting * Indicates Ainad Function Do not schedule Club or Unit Activities on these dates. Encourage your members to attend Ainad Activities. Next Stated Meeting October 27 Stated Meeting Dinner Starting at 6:00 P.M. Meeting at 7:30 P.M.
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