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Vol. 8, No. 1

Brazelton Hall, corner of Date and Del Rosa Avenue, San Bernardino

Vol. 87, No. 1

“A Link to the Past with an Eye to the Future”

January 2008 next month’s newsletter for more information. DUES REMINDER Brothers, it is very important that you pay your dues in a timely matter. Dues are $50 for all members except 50-year and life members. When you receive your postcard notice, please respond. This will save the parlor the unnecessary expense of sending additional reminders. Please send your check made payable to Arrowhead Parlor 110 NSGW, and mail to P.O. Box 30, San Bernardino, CA 92402. COMING EVENTS

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE By DENNIS BAXTER Brethren, As we welcome 2008 into our lives, I truly hope that you and your families had a most joyful Christmas and a safe New Year celebration. The New Year represents a new beginning and I am proud and honored to serve as your president of Arrowhead Parlor. A sincere “thank you” goes to Past President Mike Anderson for the exciting accomplishments and growth that our parlor experienced during his term in office. Many exciting and fun events will be the focus of our parlor in the months to come, including more plaque dedications, special “holiday” celebrations, our ongoing fundraising effort for cleft palate research, annual fireworks sales, and scholarship activities for Inland Empire students focused on our rich California history. Remember to “save the date,” February 14, for this year’s Valentine’s Day dinner to be held at 7 o’clock inside Brazelton Hall. This is a great opportunity for all Native Sons to remember their sweeties with a fine dinner along with the comradeship of our fine organization. Reactivating monthly firstSaturday-morning breakfasts at our parlor, I believe, will open lines of communication as well as stimulate continued growth of our fraternal brotherhood. As the masthead states at the top of your

Arrowgram newsletter, we are truly “A Link to the Past with an Eye to the Future.” Keeping this in mind, I am always grateful for your suggestions and comments. Please feel free to email me at and by all means visit our very own website at We welcome your thoughts and opinions as to your involvement in our worthy order for 2008. You will notice I said your involvement, because this is the time for a recommitment to the Native Sons of the Golden West. I look forward to meeting and hearing from you personally as we share together in the common good of forging Arrowhead Parlor into the crown jewel of the Inland Empire. In Friendship, Loyalty, and Charity, Brother Dennis MONTHLY BREAKFASTS On Sat., February 2, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., Arrowhead Parlor will bring back a longstanding tradition, the monthly breakfast. The price is right: $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12, making it truly a family affair. President Dennis Baxter trusts that many of you will take advantage of this economical breakfast and enjoy friendship with your fellow members. See you there! No RSVP is needed. Also, think ahead to next month. The annual Valentine’s dinner will be (when else?) Feb. 14. Watch

1 - Tuesday, Happy New Year. 2 – Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., regular meeting, installation of spring officers (open to guests), refreshments. 16 - Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., regular meeting, initiation, refreshments. 18,19 – Friday-Saturday, Sonora, Discovery of Gold Weekend, Board of Grand Officers meeting, information: Millard Smallin (209) 728-2174. 30- Wednesday, noon, monthly luncheon, Arrowhead Country Club.

2 – Saturday 8:00-11:00 a.m., breakfast, open to members, their families and guests. 6 - Wednesday , 7:00 p.m., regular meeting, nomination of delegates for Grand Parlor, refreshments. 14 - Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Valentine dinner. 20 – Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., regular meeting, initiation, refreshments.

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--July 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007— Dennis Baxter President Mike Anderson (Liza) Jr. Past President st Doug Calkins 1 Vice President Gary Devlin 2nd Vice President Evelyn Alexander 3rd Vice President Mark Shepherd Marshal Vince Laster (Deborah) Inside Sentinel Sandi Escalante Outside Sentinel Recording Secretary: Richard Kimball (Barbara) (PP98-00) 909-862-7973 PO Box 30, San Bernardino, CA 92402 Financial Secretary: James M. Smith (PGP) (PP 72-73) 909-915-4785 PO Box 3192, San Bernardino, CA 92413 Treasurer: Kevin Anderson (Elsa) 909-889-7303 Trustees: Mikal Ewing (PP05-06), 6 MonthsTrustee Frank Weisner (Lynette) 12 MonthsTrustee Tim Prince (Lucienne) 18 Months Trustee Surgeon: Dr. Wendell Moseley (Bobbie) Surgeon SDDGP District 1: Byron Wakeham (Elaine) (Santa Ana 74) 760-328-6416 DDGP to Arrowhead 110: J. J. Friis (Harriet) (Santa Ana 74) 714-538-2642 DDGP to Santa Ana 74: Barbara Kimball (Richard) 909-862-7973 DDGP to De Anza 312: Arthur Kimball 909-633-5211


5 – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - noon, open house, Highland YMCA. 10 – Thursday, 6:00 p.m., Castaways, annual community awards, board of directors installation dinner; RSVP 864-4073. 27 - Sunday, 7:45 a.m., Highland family YMCA run; RSVP 425-9622. 31 - Thursday, 5:30 p.m., National Orange Show, San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce annual installation dinner; RSVP-885-7515.

Arrowhead Parlor 110
Brazelton Hall • (909) 882-7025
DISABILITY BENEFITS will be paid only from the date on which the Parlor was actually notified of sickness or disability, as provided by the Parlor's By-Laws and NOT from the date of the Doctor's certificate. COMMUNICATIONS, notifications of disability, changes of address, etc., should be directed to the Recording Secretary, the Financial Secretary, or the President. ANNUAL DUES payable in advance, $50.00 for non-beneficial and $55.00 for beneficial members.

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NEW MEMBERS We initiated three new members in December: J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the sixcounty Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. John Peukert, an assistant superintendent of the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Alexine Prince, mother of Trustee Tim Prince. Our next initiation is scheduled for January 16.As of the January 1, 2008, statewide membership report, Arrowhead continues to lead the order in members initiated, with 28. Our membership total of 244 is the largest in Southern California and eighthlargest statewide. Our minimum goal for this year's membership year, ending April 30, is to have at least 251. This will entitle us to an additional delegate at this year's Grand Parlor–May 19-22, in Clear Lake. (Grand Parlor delegate nominations will be held at the February 6 meeting.)

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS (with years of membership) 1 - VICTOR ALEXANDER (3) 2 - W. ROBERT FAWKE (30) 3 - DON HARRIS (new) 4 - CASEY KASPRZYK (new) 9 - ALEXINE PRINCE (new) 10 - GARY MEYER (3) 14 - KEVIN ANDERSON (28) 15 - MICHAEL THOMPSON (35) 16 - JOHN LIGHTBURN (24) 16 - BEN WIRICK (6) 17 - GEORGE SCHNARRE (20) (PP91) 18 - RICK POE (10) 19 - MIKAL EWING (5) (PP0405) 20 - VINCE LASTER (new) 22 - GEORGE STEPHAN (27) 23 - BEN ROMANO (37)(PP76) 24 - NEIL DERRY (new) 24 - LAWRENCE POLLARD (1) 25 - SIDNEY KWOCK (20) 27 - RUSSELL CASE (31) 27 - RUSSELL FRITZ (8) 27 - STEVE HENTHORN (new) 31 - MICHAEL SCHAEFER (22) (PP88) OFFICERS ELECTED The following officers were elected at the Dec. 5 meeting: President, Dennis Baxter;1st Vice President, Doug Calkins; 2nd Vice President. Garry Devlin; 3rd Vice President, Evelyn Alexander; Marshal, Mark Shepherd; Inside Sentinel, Vince Laster; Outside Sentinel, Sandi Escalante; and 18month Trustee, Tim Prince. District Deputy Grand President James J. Friis of Santa Ana Parlor and his corps of officers will install these elected officers on January 2.. (The recording and financial secretaries and treasurer serve yearlong terms beginning each

Page 3 July, and thus will continue in office until then.) IN MEMORIAM Parents of three of our members passed away in December .They were the father of Sheriff Gary Penrod and the mothers of Ed Both and John Maxwell. Harriet Both was the widow of Past Grand President Ed Both of Rio Hondo Parlor, who headed our order in 1961-62. MILESTONES Two of our members were recently elected to leadership positions in their communities. Members of the Highland City Council elected Penny Lilburn mayor. Teresa Parra was elected by her fellow board members to serve as president of the San Bernardino City Unified School District school board. Congratulation are extended to brothers Penny and Teresa. ADS FOR ARROWGRAMS Ad requests for renewed and new advertisements in support of our monthly bulletin have been sent out by the editor. Due to the holidays, the complete annual cycle of renewed and new ads will begin to appear in the February edition. Arrowgrams reaches more than 300 households monthly. You can purchase a yearly business size ad (1" x 21/4") for only $50; 2" x 2 ¼” for $100; 3" x 2 ¼ " for $150; and 4" x 2 ¼ " for $200. To place an advertisement, please contact the editor by email ( or by calling (909) 915-4785. WEBSITES Don’t forget that, in addition to our own parlor’s website,, our Grand Parlor’s website, can be valuable information resources for you. To get up-todate information on forthcoming statewide events, call up the Grand Parlor website, click on MEMBERS, then click on ANNOUNCEMENTS. GOALS Do you have any ideas about how to improve the Native Sons? Now is your chance to have them heard. The Grand Parlor’s Goals and Objectives Committee, as its name suggests, sets long-term designs and plans for our organization. It is inviting members to contribute their ideas so that they can be rolled into action plans for the future. If you have any suggestions, send them to the committee’s chairman, Duane Gavin at 115 G Blossom Circle, San Mateo, CA 94403; or email him at DISCOVERY OF GOLD The Native Sons’ annual Discovery of Gold observance will be held in the southern Mother Lode city of Sonora on January 18 and 19. A Board of Grand Officers meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m., January. 19, in the Sonora Opera House, 250 S. Washington Street. Tours of Sonora will be offered at 2:00 p.m. Dinner, prepared by Georgetown Parlor 91 (guaranteed good cooks), is at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is $30 per person; reservations must be made by January 12, by contacting Bob Law (209) 5888475 or Millard Smallin (209) 728-

Vol. 8, No. 1 2174. The reservation date for the headquarters motel is past, but rooms should be available at nearby Inns of America (800) 2511538. Sonora, named after the miners from Sonora, Mexico who settled the community in 1848, became known as the “Queen of the Southern Mines.” It holds onto its historic charm, with many of its existing buildings dating back to the 1800s. A walk along most of its streets allows one to reminisce with days gone by. Sonora is the home to museums, art galleries and live theater. CHARITY Thank you to Brothers Abe Beltran($10), W. Robert Fawke ($25), and Vic Torrey($50) for their donations in December to our cleft palate charity NEW ARRIVAL Brothers Frank and Janice Almazan became grandparents on December 1, 2007. Their son Jon and his wife Melanie became parents of Waylon Matthew Almazan. Waylon's weight was eight pounds eleven ounces and he was 20 inches long.
January 1 – HAPPY NEW YEAR! January 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 22 – Full Moon January Birthstone: Garnet Flower: Carnation

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