ARARAT SHRINE NEWS VOlUMe 76 APRIl 2011 NUMbeR 4 Potentate’s Ball 2011 FiRSt time combined Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet APRIL 9-11 • LEE’S SUMMIT Requested Address Service Join the Labor Pool! Your support is needed! Permit No. 595 the meet is again in Lee’s Summit between browning Street & Hamblein Road Kansas City, Mo. FridaY: Setup Day starting at 8 AM PA I D SATURdAy: THe DAY - extra help is needed starting at 4 AM Kansas City, MO 64129-1998 US Postage SUndAy: Windup. Routine handling of vendors, cleanup in the afternoon Non-Profit Org. 5100 Ararat Drive Ararat Shrine REGULAR MOnTHLy MEETInG nOTICES A R A R AT S H R I N e 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, Missouri WEdnESdAy, APRIL 13, 2011 2011 DIVAN b.J. Richardson ...............illustrious Potentate SHRINe ClUb DIReCTORS Charley Swafford ................................director ~ AND ~ Richard Floyd ........................... chief Rabban Vern Hilliard ........................ Assistant director Dave bushakra ................... Assistant Rabban Art Kinder............................ Assistant director WEdnESdAy, MAy 11, 2011 Wayne Spencer ............High Priest & Prophet Maurice Camerlynck, Jr ........... oriental Guide larry Potter ......................... Assistant director SHRINe ClUb AMbASSADORS Michael Allen ................................... treasurer lew Kitson ......................................... district i Meeting 7:30 PM • Regular Order of business Michael Wheeler .............................. Recorder bud Higginbotham ............................ district ii Clarence Kirby, Jr. ....First ceremonial master Shaun Robinson .............................. district iii balloting on Petitions Steve Johnson. ....Second ceremonial master Henry McDaniel ...............................district iV Jim Waggoner, Sr. ..............................director Visiting Nobles Welcome Dan Smothers.................................... marshal Curt Karnes ......................................district V Todd Hill ...........................................district Vi bill lutman .....................captain of the Guard 2011 Card Required • Wear Your Fez Randy berry................................ outer Guard Ken Sisemore .................................district Vii Gail brown .....................................district Viii loyd Gentry ...................................... chaplain Michael Wheeler B.J. RICHARdSOn UNIT DIReCTORS RePReSeNTATIVeS TO IMPeRIAl COUNCIl bill Dean, Sr. ........................................Ararats Recorder illustrious Potentate Rex Nolen ........................................... clowns b.J. Richardson ...............illustrious Potentate Richard Floyd ........................... chief Rabban to be Announced ..................... concert band Dave bushakra ................... Assistant Rabban Jerry McClary ..........................director’s Staff articles for May issue due by Wayne Spencer ............High Priest & Prophet Paul Clampitt ................. drum & bugle corps Chuck Hotchkiss ............................... Greeters aPriL 11, please! RePReSeNTATIVeS TO THe CeNTRAl STATeS SHRINe ASSOCIATION Jeff Quibell...........................................Guides Clayton Riley ....................................... Harem larry Riggs ............................Legion of Honor if they are not received by this date they b.J. Richardson ...............illustrious Potentate Ray Green ..................................... mini indy’s Richard Floyd ........................... chief Rabban will not be in the MAy Shrine news. Dave bushakra ................... Assistant Rabban Jared Hargrave ........................ mini model t’s Greg Kennedy ............................ motor corps email@example.com Wayne Spencer ............High Priest & Prophet Robert Knudsen..........................motor escort Tom Krahenbuhl .................... mounted Guard bOARD OF DIReCTORS Paul brewer ...................................... ole cars b.J. Richardson ...............illustrious Potentate Waco Dohn ............................... oriental band 1984 to 2010 Richard Floyd ........................... chief Rabban Ron berg ...............................................Patrol Celebrating Our 26th Anniversary Dave bushakra ................... Assistant Rabban Gary Mosby ............................ Pipes & drums Wayne Spencer ............High Priest & Prophet ernie Wills.................................. Sandbuggies Maurice Camerlynck, Jr ........... oriental Guide To be Announced .................................trykes Michael Allen ................................... treasurer ARARAT SHRINe bUSINeSS OFFICe Michael Wheeler .............................. Recorder Jerrie bailey ............................Office Manager Sharon elam • linda Hickman DIReCTOR AND ASSISTANT Phone: 816-923-1975 • Fax: 816-923-6743 DIReCTORS UNIFORM UNITS firstname.lastname@example.org Don Pittier, Sr......................................director Office Hrs: M-F 10am–6pm Rod Guzman ...................... Assistant director Pete Hickman ..................... Assistant director ARARAT ClUb Ron Knold ........................... Assistant director b.J. Richardson .director of Food & beverage Don Pittier, Jr. ..................... Assistant director Phone: 816-923-1995 • Fax: 816-923-2610 Tim Rechterman ................. Assistant director email@example.com Jim Runyan......................... Assistant director SHRINe NeWS ...................Jim Kerns, editor A GLIMPSE OF ARARAT ACCOUnTInG ______________________ In 2010 expenses totaled $186,628.00 for the upkeep of Ararat Shrine’s building and grounds. Donations to the Cornerstone Fund are greatly appreciated. 2 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS APRIL 2011 Pote’s Notes! By B.J. RICHARdSOn Hello Nobles and Ladies!! With the Potentate’s Ball being just a couple of days behind us, I know for one that I am still trying to catch up on some much needed rest. I hope all of you that attended the Ball enjoyed yourself, if not, I remember something my mother told me about a “new rope”! I was amazed at how well the evening went and the food was great (especially the salad!). We had many dignitaries join us for the evening and each one that I spoke with was impressed with how Ararat throws a party. To all of you that attended I want to personally thank you for making it such a great evening. Now its time to prepare for the Potentate’s Trip to “Yellowstone and the Dakotas.” I have contracted for a 56 passenger, luxury coach to leave from Ararat and return back there. We leave on July 22nd, return on July 31st and travel through the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, then we catch the “Legends in Light” at the Crazy Horse Memorial (nighttime laser show!), on to Deadwood, South Dakota and then a pitchfork fondue dinner in North Dakota. Starting on day four we are in “Big Sky Country” Montana and then drop into West Yel- lowstone to then see “Old Faithful” and relax for a couple days before heading south into the Tetons. By the seventh day we will be in Jackson, Wyoming and offer a wildlife float trip on the majestic Snake River (keep an eye out for Bald Eagles!). On day nine we will be in North Platte, Nebraska where I plan to host a farewell “Happy Hour” (I’ll bet it last longer than an hour!) at the hotel for everyone before we head back to Kansas City. Get with either myself or the girls in the front to get the flyer and registration form. The Mardi Gras party was a HUGE success and there were several “Non- 2011 PARADE SCHEDULE Shriners” enjoying the evening. The Cinco de Mayo party is scheduled in Ben- DATE LINE-UP TIME / PARADE TIME LOCATION nett on Friday,ß May 6th. The Ham Bash and Warsaw Crappie Tournament are both on April 23rd. April 30th there is a poker run at Boonville Shrine Club APRIL 8-10 .........................................SWAP MEET ............................. Lee’s Summit, MO and the Mounted Guard Bass Tournament at Truman Lake. Central States Mo- MAY 7 (Volunteer) ....................... 9:00 am / 10:00 am ......................... Missouri City, MO tor Corp Mid-Winter meeting is the third weekend in April and is hosted by MAY 7 .......................................... 12:00 noon / 1:00 pm .............................Richmond, MO Ararat, for information regarding that contact Ron Harvey at (816) 810-5151. MAY 14 ......................................... 10:00 am / 11:00 am ................................Marshall, MO As always, thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Potentate! MAY 21 ......................................SPRING CEREMONIAL............................. Ararat Shrine BJ JUNE 11 ....................................... 10:00 am / 11:00 am .................................Warsaw, MO JUNE 25 ....................................... 10:00 am / 11:00 am ............................... Boonville, MO JULY 2........................................... 10:00 am / 11:00 am ................................... Clinton, MO AUGUST 20 ................................... 9:00 am / 10:00 am ................................. Parkville, MO AUGUST 20 .................................... 3:00 pm / 4:00 pm ................................ Lexington, MO SEPTEMBER 1-2-3-4 ............ C.S.S.A (Abdallah Shrine) ..................Overland Park, KS ARARAT SEPTEMBER 10........................... 10:00 am / 11:00 am ................................Edgerton, MO SEPTEMBER 16-17-18......................SWAP MEET ............................. Lee’s Summit, MO SEPTEMER 24 .............................. 9:00 am / 10:00 am .............................American Royal SHRINE NEWS Lineup: West side of Liberty Memorial OCTOBER 8 ..................................FALL CEREMONIAL................................ Ararat Shrine Ararat Shrine News is published monthly by Ararat Shrine Temple, 5100 Ararat OCTOBER 29 ......................... FESTIVAL OF CHAMPIONS .................Warrensburg, MO Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64129. Standard Presort Postage is PAID at Kansas City, Missouri Permit 595. Advertising rates: Contact 816-923-1975 NOVEMBER 17-20 ................................ CIRCUS ............................Municipal Auditorium www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 3 HoSPitAL NEwS Hospital System Heroes For the month of February the following Nobles have sponsored children into the Shrine Hospitals. If your name has never appeared in this column, consider getting involved. It will not only change your life, but will be a life changing experience for a child and his family. The truth the world holds isn’t always an easy thing to face. Not every child born is healthy. We ask why? We wonder if the illnesses set upon our young ones have been created over time by man itself, or if God has Ed Stowell another plan for our lives. Some children are born with Downs Syndrome, Leukemia, Cystic Fibrosis and other diseases. With most of these cases depending on how they impact our lives we say, “That’s so sad,” and go on about our business; but for others, they are up to their elbows and drowning in moments of joy, frustration and agony. Such is the emotional roller coaster for Bro. Robert and Angela Hall of St. Joseph, Mo. Their three year Hospital Van Drivers old daughter McKynlee faces many different obstacles for such a young It was with great relief child, Beckwith-Weidman Syndrome, Genetic Disorder and Cerebral Palsy. and joy the Masonic McKynlee is wheelchair bound, legally blind, hypoglycemic with dumping If you are a member of Ararat Shrine you are encouraged to call the Hospital syndrome, mentally handicapped, extreme growth and is extremely allergic Transportation Office (816) 923-5429 or (816) 923-1319 and become one of those Home was able to to everything allowing her to only eat rice cereal through a feeding tube return to the family since her tongue is enlarged. men who transport our children to the St. Louis Hospital. This will be one of the most McKynlee qualified for Mo HealthNet benefits, but the policies changed with good news. and her need was re-evaluated, leaving McKynlee and her parents without rewarding activities you will ever experience. some of the critical medical equipment needed to monitor McKynlee’s heart- We encourage every man in Ararat to become a driver. It will require you to go to rate and oxygen levels. Without this machine, Pulse Ox, her parents would have to sit with her 24 hours a day and make sure she is breathing. your State Driver’s License Office and obtain a copy of your driving record. As a mat- Robert and Angela found themselves trying to pay the monthly rental fee for this vital machine in their ter of fact, all drivers need to bring their records up to date in this manner. daughter’s life and found they were coming up short. Trying to keep a roof over their heads; and putting food on the table would have to take a backseat when it came to McKynlee’s welfare. A big Thank You to the following Nobles who have driven the Hospital Van in the A fellow Brother heard of the family’s struggles and called the month of February. Masonic Home of Missouri and told our case worker that they needed help. Our case worker contacted the Halls and visited with them about John Cardin Howard Silvers their needs and met their precious daughter, McKynlee. Marvin Cass Thurman Thomas It was with great joy and relief the Masonic Home was able to return to the family with the good news. We were able to help them through the Clifford Hubert Bert Torrey Masonic Home’s Children’s Outreach Program. Instead of renting a Pulse Ox Machine the Masonic Home was able to buy them one, along with Gregory Kranz Doug Urie other items needed for McKynlee. Vernon Phillips Rich Willdermood The Halls are so grateful to the Masonic Home of Missouri and their donors. We are the charity for Masons; we are one of your links to helping a brother, sister or child in need. We cannot cure McKynlee, but you ease the financial burden for Robert and Angela by giving them the support they need to provide the best quality of life for their little girl. For more information about the Children’s Outreach Program or one of our other programs please call 800-434-9804. Beautiful Quilt Donated T wo fantastic ladies recently made a beautiful donation to the Ararat Hospital Office. Mary and Kathy Payur created a striking handmade quilt which now hangs proudly in the Telemedicine Room. The quilt as you can see in the picture consists of figures and sayings that reflect their devotion to the children we serve. The patients love to look at the quilt and talk about the things shown on it. It is a great ice-breaker and makes the patients and their parents more at ease while being examined via the internet. Ed Stowell accepted the quilt for the Hospital Office and says it is one of the most beautiful and inspiring he has ever seen. This is just another donation that makes the Telemedicine Room a more enjoyable experience for our patients and their families. Thank you Mary and Kathy for all your caring and help. HOSPITAL COMMITTEE Health Materials Coordinator ...............................................................Donna Hunt Hospital Chairman .....................................................................................Ed Stowell Maintenance ..................................................................................... Howard Silvers Assistant Hospital Chairman..................................................................Bert Torrey Ground Transportation Coordinator & Office Manager ............... Jim Vaughan TELEMEDICINE COMMITTEE Public Relations & Health Fairs .....................................................................(Open) Telemedicine Facilitator........................................................................Dale Wilson Commercial Airline Scheduler Cincinnati & Galveston........Dave McLaughlin Technicians .............. Jim Vaughan, Pete Hickman, Dale Wilson, Marvin Cass Commercial Airline Scheduler Chicago & Philadelphia...................Bert Torrey Technician & Interpreter ................................................................... Jose Esteban Speakers Bureau Chairman .......................................... Maurice Camerlynck, Jr. Ed Stowell Patient Coordinator & Data Base Manager ....................................Lyle Croisant TELEMEDICINE MEDICAL PERSONNEL Patient Scheduling & Van Drivers .. Rocky Weaver, Jim Vaughan, Doug Urie, Telemedicine Nurses...................................................... Christy Salisbury NP CD, Dale Wilson, Vernon Phillips, Steve Hanchette, Mike Anderson Jo Nelson RN, Patricia Guzman RN, Mary Ellen Kranz RN, Patient Scheduling, Interpreter & Data Base Manager.............. Jose Esteban Carol Surber RN, Velma Simmems RN, Mary Jo Halberg RN Program Presenter & Public Relations........................Maurice Camerlynck, Jr., Technician .................................................................................................. Eric Miller Don Wilson, Harry Marshall, Michael Avery, Pete Hickman Southern Jurisdiction & Public Relations .......Richard Hickman, Walt Bruens BURN TEAM COMMITTEE Eastern Jurisdiction & Public Relations .......Thomas Thurman, Russ Cooksey Chairman .....................................................................................................Ed Stowell Southeast Jurisdiction & Health Fair Consultant ........................... Marvin Cass Burn Team....................................................................Lowell Harmon, Ernie Taylor, Northern Jurisdiction & Public Relations ...............................Skip Willdermood Leland Brown, Steven Hanchette 4 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS APRIL 2011 nd 10% DISCOUNTTO SENIORS &&VETERANS eartand art and 10% DISCOUNTTO SENIORS &VETERANS 10% DISCOUNTTO SENIORS VETERANS about bout okay kay Riley Vance Riley Vance Riley Vance Shawn Vance Shawn Vance Shawn Vance 816-935-3137 816-935-3137 816-935-3137 816-872-6200 816-872-6200 816-872-6200 f art of partof D O N AT E C A R S ! Editor’s Note: There are many good deeds done quietly around the country by hunters, anglers and D O N AT E C A R D O N AT E C A R S ! tta. r gotta. ar gotta. shooters. Unfortunately, we don’t always hear about them. Today, we’re glad to share this story from ec- sec- er ,,sec- er St. Louis where a visit from a duck calling legend did more than share his love of calling with the kids; it s gave respiratory therapists at Shriners Hospital another way to get kids to do their therapy-voluntarily. mbers mbers ,ppen, ppen, TRUCKS/BOATS/RVs TRUCKS/BOATS/RVs TRUCKS/BOATS/RVs tabout about Duck Call Activity becomes ur our outour ut Help Fight CHILDREN’S CANCER Help Fight CHILDREN’S CANCER Help Fight CHILDREN’S CANCER Therapy for Patients and and nits, and Running oror Not ••NORestrctions Running Not • NO Restrctions Running or Not NO Restrctions its, eve tbelieve believe on on Blue Book Value (On Most Cars) Blue Book Value (On Most Cars) Blue Book Value (On Most Cars) (ST. LOUIS) When the local Cabela’s store in St. Louis invited world champion eets eets on that Receipts & & IRS Forms ON THE SPOT! All Receipts IRS Forms ON THE SPOT! AllAll Receipts & IRS FormsON THE SPOT! duck caller Buck Gardener to provide a fun activity for the patients at Shriners Hospi- h at ng Building uilding SAME DAY-FREE PICK UPUP••StillTAX DEDUCTIBLE SAME DAY-FREE PICK UP Still TAX DEDUCTIBLE SAME DAY-FREE PICK • Still TAX DEDUCTIBLE tals for Children®, no one realized that this simple invitation would turn into a great way to help patients with their respiratory therapy. ,ll us, allus, American Children’s Society, Inc. Kansas City, MO American Children’s Society, Inc. Kansas City, MO American Children’s Society, Inc. Kansas City, MO cacophony of duck calls raised the decibel level in the hospital’s recreational A www.donatecarsinkc.com www.donatecarsinkc.com www.donatecarsinkc.com therapy department on March 9 while Gardener and his pro-staffers taught the patients until until 800-710-6665 800-710-6665 800-710-6665 properly use their custom-made, hospital-logo duck calls. As the kids were how to to hing to hing to blowing into their calls and trying to be louder than each other, Respiratory Therapist Marcela Spraul entered the room and realized she’d found a perfect tool for helping her patients enjoy their respiratory treatments. 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Her ex- Office: 333-0075 Office: 333-0075 Office: 333-0075 the outdoors and how to use duck calls, was pression lets you know how she feels 204 East Blue Parkway 204 East Blue Parkway 204 East Blue Parkway thrilled with the development. about respiratory therapy disguised as SINCE 1888 SINCE 1888 “Using a duck call properly is all about air fun. PHOTO COURTeSY CHIlDReNS HOSPITAl. SINCE 1888 Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063 Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063 Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063 Phone: 525-3553 Phone: 525-3553 Phone: 525-3553 controlhe said. “I’ve and how you breathe,” Jeffrey Miller Jeffrey Miller Jeffrey Miller known that using a duck call has improved my && & JIM WAGGONER JIM WAGGONER JIM WAGGONER lungs over the years, but it didn’t dawn on me until now that the hospital could use Sipe-Miller Sarah Sipe-Miller Sarah Sipe-Miller Sarah OWNER these calls in a therapeutic function for the kids.” & 2nd d 2nd OWNER OWNER Gardener donated 60 extra duck calls to the hospital’s respiratory therapy depart- irby. rby. ment for their use. The patients, on the other hand, had no idea they were doing respi- ratory therapy. They were just happy to have something fun and different to do... as something that could make a little trouble around place. well as “Awesomeness,” said Kayla Jordan, an 11-year scoliosis patient from Orient, OH. “I can use this duck call to annoy my cousins wen I get home.” ay 7th No doubt, she and her fellow patients will be causing a ruckus with the noisemak- ers later on in their rooms.”We didn’t think about the nurses tonight when we planned &M ril 2nd this activity,” said Barb Sacco, director of Child Life and Recreational Therapy. “The Ap nurses are gonna kill us.” The patients will have a good excuse for it, though: it’s just respiratory therapy! Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improv- ing 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 May 2010ARARATSHRINE NEWS • 5 family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Reprinted from: www.theoutdoorwire.com/ UNITS AND CLUBS BLUE SPRINGS SHRINE CLUB By Fred Harle, P.P. Call Me for Special Rates for Shriners! They always say, “April Showers Bring Thank you ladies for continuing to share May Flowers.” Well, here it is April 10th, BSSC with all the rest of us. haven’t seen much rain here in our great Our President, Bill Fickle arranged a city of Blue Springs, MO, but you know spectacular program for our entertainment. what, if you are like me those May flowers Jordan Mitchell, a member of DeMolay, 4 PM Close are already starting to bloom. You know the kind I’m talking about, those pretty lit- presented a Ceremony of Life in full form. Wow, super impressive, you could hear a tle yellow flowers that we spend a small pin drop. What a treat to see and hear such fortune trying to eliminate from our yard a talented young man. www.araratshrine.com dande- ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 5 every year. Yep, they are called lions. If you don’t have any I’ll be more We treat our dignitaries with respect, and it’s always a pleasure to put out the old SUPERIOR TREE SERVICES than happy to bring you some of the ones BSSC welcome mat for any and all temple Spring is coming and so are the storms. Membership Matters By ROd MCGRATH, MeMbeRSHIP CHAIRMAN I ’m really excited • Bad health: This can cause a financial been a myth for years that a Noble should take care of itself. about the Unit/ burden. not join anything the first night they are Always respectfully, club participa- • Age: Prevents some members from be- here. (Show and Tell). This is exactly that, Rod McGrath tion in the monthly ing active. a myth. You should encourage a new No- Membership Chairman Membership meet- • Wrong mailing address: Or, didn’t re- ble to join at least 1 club if not more. They Rmcgrath@kc.rr.com ings. I promise you will get something spond to bill. can wait to join a Unit if they wish. There 816-651-7636 positive to take away with you. I know • Lost interest: Membership no longer is a lot more financial, and time respon- your time is valuable and I respect that. appeals to him. sibilities that are associated with a Unit. Anyone is invited to join us, not just of- • Lack of fellowship: Poor networking But strongly encourage them to join at ficers. We welcome one and all. Come be a part of the most positive and fun group activity. • Programs are outdated: To many old least one club. Membership in the entire Shrine center! We meet ev- ery 4th Thursday at 7pm in the Sultan’s traditions. I’m not telling you to tell your candi- date he shouldn’t join a Unit if he wishes. • Misunderstanding: Disagreement or I’m telling you he may want to do some Totals lounge. It will be impossible to leave with bad ego’s. 2/19/11– 2011 research before hand to make sure he can 3/23/11 yTd out a positive outlook and smile. This is • Member was not accepted among afford the different commitments each the year we turn the corner! group: Clicks! Creations 0 0 Unit requires. But he will stay active, and I’d like to take a moment this month • Failed to provide value: Lack of ben- work his way in to a Unit eventually, if he Affiliations 0 5 and talk about Retention. We have a Cer- efits! joins something right away and begins his Restorations 1 8 emonial coming up May 20th and 21st. • Few Opportunities to get involved in Shrine career active. Associates 0 0 It’s important we know how to retain this Leadership. Your Membership team has so much Associates Dropped 0 2 member once we bring them in. We are • Lack of quality family programs: to share with your Unit/Club Membership Deceased 9 31 Never change! 3 losing members within the first year at an Chairman at this month’s Demitted 2 3 • No one ever listens to alarming rate. There are several causes for a member to get suspended. I’m going my suggestions, desires, ONE IN Membership meeting. We’ll discuss techniques for your Suspended 0 0 needs. Resigned 1 1 to plagiarize from the “Membership Tool- Unit/Club to have a VERY kit”, in which EVERY Noble may access • The only time I get a call successful Pub Crawl/Cer- Total Gain (loss) -11 -24 at www.ShrinersVillage.com, and possi- from the Shrine is when emonial. There are small I am back on my dues or Total Membership: 3,418 bly from our own Past Potentate Howard things you can do to make a as of March 23, 2011 McHenry. you are raising money. big difference! The NEW Noble leaves for many of Remember, 2 new creations gets your Cause of Suspensions! these same reasons, but probably the most Ararat Shrine dues paid. As I always say, Ararat Membership • Economic conditions: A financial disas- prevalent is because they do not get ac- “It doesn’t cost a thing to be a Shriner!” January 1, 2011 = 3,442 ter can change to positive in a single year. tive and don’t feel comfortable. There has Do the recruit thing and everything will Ararats Following our Dance Party of February 18, the band journeyed to the city of Boon- ville the next night to perform for the Boonslick Shrine Club. Lady Jennie and I ac- By FREd “FInGERS” HARLE P.P. companied the band, and while traveling down I-70 it started to rain, and by the time I bring you greetings from the best we reached the big city of Odessa we were in a cloud burst. When you passed one of “Big Band Sound” this side of the those 18 wheelers it was almost like flying blind. But, you know what? Every one of the Mississippi. You got that right; it’s band members, our equipment men, and our Director Noble Bill Dean, Sr. showed up, none other than Ararat Shrine’s “Big and were ready to play at the appointed time. I must also mention that Jodi Ashlock, our Band Sound” the Ararats. featured vocalist was present. Her husband Ron, a former member of the Ararats, braved The Ararats kicked off their 1st the bad weather and drove her to our gig. Friday Night Dance Party in Febru- Talk about dedication above and beyond the call of duty. This night, with all the bad ary with a nice turnout of listeners weather, proved that musicians are really a hardy group of adventurers who can over- and dancers. Lady Jennie and I start- come any obstacle to honor a commitment to perform, and we did it this night for the ed off the evening by having dinner Boonslick Shrine Club. in the Ararat Club before the dance The Dance Party was held in the Knights of Columbus Hall, a really neat place to started. It’s the perfect way to start have a party. Yes, it rained in Boonville but it didn’t dampen the spirits of everyone at this the evening, and the food is good. great party because it wasn’t raining inside. See photos at left. I know some of you have probably This should give all our other clubs and units something to think about. Why not forgotten the particulars about how to attend our Dance Party, so here it is again. You are throw your own party and have the Ararats perform for you? I guarantee you will have all invited to attend. We suggest you come early and have dinner in our Ararat Club Res- a barn burner. The phone lines are open and our numbers are in the Shrine Calendar of taurant starting at 5:30 or 6:00 pm. Remember, it has to be on the “Third Friday Night” Events Book. Give us a call and see what we can do for you. It’ll surprise you. of the month, for April it is on the 15th. Now that you have the date, its time to mark I mentioned in our last news that Lady Jennie and I attended a baby shower, well it in your date book so you don’t forget. Also, make a note to invite another couple to now I must tell you that Noble William and Lady Kristen are the proud parents of a baby come along with you. I guarantee you will have a most enjoyable evening. We welcome daughter. They have purchased a new home in Blue Springs, and maybe we can persuade non-Shriners to our Dance Parties, so don’t be reluctant to invite your neighbor or other them to become a member of our Blue Springs Shrine Club. friends to come with you. We’ll make sure they have a good time. And yes, as your guest Well, I’m going to save some for next time, so long for now. Keep a song in your they can also enjoy a fine dinner in our Ararat Club. heart and whistle a happy tune. 6 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS APRIL 2011 From the Desk of Food & Provost Marshal Chuck DeGroff S pring is finally near. I will not say it is here, because that would jinx it. With the warmer weather comes outside walks, bicycle riding, softball and all the oth- er activities that everyone looks forward to all winter. It also brings a new set of Wine By STEVE dOWdy problems involving safety. I covered some of the precautions to take last month, but I I will go over a few of them again. think we’ve all heard that white wines where the temperature fluctuates. Actu- When you leave your car to go walking, or anytime, do not leave valuables lying should be served chilled and red wines ally, temperature stability is as important in plain sight from outside the car. The old trick of covering them up with a towel at room temperature. What we don’t as the temperature itself. For example, or blanket does not work anymore. Thieves will see the towel or blanket and know know is that rule was formulated in Eu- if your wines are stored at 50°F during it is concealing something. Place valuables, and medications you carry with you, in rope back when your home was heated by the night and then rise to 60°F during the the trunk of your car. When you are doing this, look around and make sure no one is a fireplace and the summers were pretty day, there is a risk of degrading the qual- watching you. If they see you do it that defeats the purpose. mild. Since there was no refrigerator in ity of the wine, even though the high and When using walking trails, be aware of your surroundings. Try to stay towards the home, the only way to chill your wine low temperatures fall within acceptable the center of the trail and look carefully at places that might conceal a person. Bush- would have been to dunk it in the well storage conditions. Of course, most of es, blind corners, and such are favorite hiding areas for muggers. Slow down and for a few hours. So, your chilled white us store our wines at true room tempera- look around. Trust your instincts, if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. wine might be 45ºF, and your room tem- ture, and that is probably around 75ºF, If possible, walk in groups. Do not do like I see teenagers do and walk around with perature red wine probably would be no night or day, summer or winter. I’ve your head down and your iPod stuck in both ears. The current style, according to my warmer than about 65Fº. only known one man that built a climate- son, is to have only one earphone in. This is tactically sound as it leaves one ear open Ideally, wine should be stored at a controlled wine cellar in his basement; to hear ambient sounds. Do not wear expensive jewelry when walking or biking. A stable temperature between 50°F and he lost both the house and the wine cel- flashy ring, watch, or necklace is like bait to a bass. 60°F with 70% relative humidity. With lar in the divorce. Law enforcement always sees an increase in scams in the spring and summer. higher temperatures, the wine will ma- None of this means much if you The best rule of thumb is: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Most finan- ture faster and a lower humidity can plan to drink the wine within 6 months cial institutions will not ask for personal information over the phone, or internet. If cause the corks to dry out over time. or a year of the purchase. However, if you do receive a phone call, and the little voice in the back of your head is scream- Of course, most corks today seem to be you’re a collector and don’t plan to drink ing, politely ask the caller for his or her name and a call back phone number. Do some kind of plastic, so they probably it for a long time, proper wine storage a little detective work and look up the phone number in the phone book, or on the won’t dry out for 50 years in the desert. demands the correct environment. It re- internet, and see if they are the same. If someone comes to your house, get their busi- It is important to avoid temperatures ally hurts to open a bottle of really good ness card and any information they are willing to leave. Contact the Better Business over 70°F and any storage condition wine and finding it tastes like vinegar. Bureau, or a web site like Angie’s List, and see what other people are saying about the services. Spring is a time for renewal and enjoying the outdoors. Enjoy the outdoors, but be mindful of the predators that come out in spring also. Till next month, be safe. Fraternally Yours, APRiL/mAy EVENt CALENDAR Chuck DeGroff Provost Marshal April 2 .......................................................... Pull Tab bonanza April 9 ......................................................... ballroom Dancers 2011 Circus t-Shirts April 9 & 10 ............................... Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet April 13 ...........................................................Temple Meeting April 15 .......................................................Ararats big Dance April 23 ................................................................... Ham bash April 23 .............................................. Greeters Spring Formal April 23 ................................Warsaw SC Crappie Tournament April 30-May 1 ................... Mounted Guard bass Tournament May 6 ..................................................... Cinco De Mayo Party May 7 ......................................................Missouri City Parade May 7 .......................................................... Richmond Parade May 7 ........................................................... Pull Tab bonanza Only May 11 ............................................................Temple Meeting 20 May 14 ...........................................................Marshall Parade $ May 20 .................................................................... Pub Crawl May 20 ........................................................Ararats big Dance bACK FRONT May 21 ....................................................... Spring Ceremonial www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 7 Boonslick Shrine Club By SAM THOMPSOn, SCRIBE T he Boonslick Shrine Club, in partnership with the Blue Lodge, sponsored a dance on February 19th at the Knights of Columbus Hall. It was a big success, I don’t know the exact number of people attending but I’d guess about 100. The Ararat Big Band played for us, they were great, and everyone had a great time. It was so good that we are planning on having another one in October. A Big thanks goes to Noble Jim Marshal for organizing the dance and to all the Nobles and Ladies that helped decorate the hall. The Shrine Club has relocated our meeting place; it is back at the Bobber Res- taurant starting with the March meeting. They are still on the first Thursday of the month. The cycle unit is getting ready for the parade season; our first parade is in April. Now is the time to get your insurance paid for so you’ll be able to ride in the parades. We are also getting ready for the annual onion sale; it will be here before you know it. Be prepared to help sell them. Golf Classic Noble Dan Painter is already busy planning for the Circus this year, and let’s keep Noble Jim Painter in our prayers as he is having a bout with throat cancer. Monday, June 13, 2011 Winterstone Golf Course • Independence, MO This is the 23rd year for our “Wings of Mercy” Golf Classic that supports our Hospital Transportation Program. Yes, it’s the big one for “our kids” and we Transporters By ROnALd nUTTER, SCRIBE need you because they need you! Yes, ladies are most welcome and have I helped make this event so successful over the years. t seems hard to believe that while I am writing this that we are already halfway through March. We are drawing closer to the time when we will be participat- Registration deadline is June 8, 2011. Check in between 7:30 and 8:45 am. ing in various parades and other events to help raise awareness of who we are Shotgun start at 9am. Four player scramble format. $125 per player entry fee as Shriners, and to help raise the money that allows us to help the number of kids includes green fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Contests include longest drive, that we do each year. longest putt and closet to hole on all par threes. Mulligans $10.00 each/$40.00 The first event for the Transporters this year will be the Annual Swap Meet on per team. April 9 and 10 for the spring edition. This will be my first non-parade event that I will have attended as a Shriner. Thanks to the help of a couple of my fellow Trans- Dress code is proper golf attire and spikeless shoes. porters and a few weekends of working in the garage on my Transporters Golf WAnTEd!...HOLE SPOnSORS ($100) And EVEnT Cart, I am pretty close to being ready to help do my part during the Swap Meet. SPOnSORS ($300). THAnK yOU! THAnK yOU! I have been told it will be a long day but if it helps the kids, it will be worth it. Your club/unit name will be proudly displayed at one of the tee boxes or at If you are a new noble that hasn’t found the right club for you, please see one the clubhouse as a sponsor. Prize donors are needed …bring prizes to the golf course or drop by Ararat Shrine. of us at the Swap Meet. We will be glad to talk with you and see about getting you involved with our group. Helping out at the Swap Meet is just one of the If you can’t play… events that we will be at this year. Looking forward to seeing you at the events Make donations to Wings of Mercy. Any amount is most appreciated! And it that are coming up. is tax deductible. Drop off your donation at Ararat Shrine…or mail to: ararat Shrine, 5100 Ararat drive, Kansas City, MO 64129. Any questions?... phone 816-923-1975. EnTER TOdAy! Fill out this form and enclose $125 per player, payable to Wings of Mercy Golf. You do not have to be with a full 4 player team. We will pair you up. Thanks for your participation! HJ-03f1_Shrine_ad3ol.pdf 1 3/10/11 12:57 PM Name:______________________________________ Phone: _________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________ Name:______________________________________ Phone: _________________ C Address: ____________________________________________________________ M Y Name:______________________________________ Phone: _________________ CM MY Address: ____________________________________________________________ CY CMY Name:______________________________________ Phone: _________________ K Address: ____________________________________________________________ Forward to: Ararat Shrine, 5100 Ararat dr., Kansas City, MO 64129 8 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS APRIL 2011 Nobody Told Me! By STEVE dOWdy T his is April, which is the month that we will have a Swap Meet that will all sizes. And they will keep on coming all help with your tractor and trailer, please of the Spring Car Swap Meet, and set new records! night long! We will need Nobles to work call Dave Coburn, 816-229-2774. it’s been a few years since I talked The driving force behind these in- at the entry gate through the night, and Now comes the most important part about it. All of which means that it’s time credible events is Mac McWilliams, one we will need Nobles to guide and direct of the whole Swap Meet. The one thing for me to tell you a few things about Ara- of the hardest working Nobles in all of the vendors to their assigned spaces. If that makes it a success beyond all other rat’s second biggest fund raiser. A large Shrinedom. Mac had the idea, made the you can be available to help all night Fri- items. We need Nobles! We need lots of chunk of our budget comes from these plans, pushed the concept, and sold the day, please call the Temple and you’ll find Nobles. We need nobles to help park cars, Swap Meets. It comes from rental of trad- whole thing to the Divan. Mac is still someone that can tell you when and where we need Nobles to help pick up trash, and er spaces as well as the admission charge helping with the Swap Meet, but Butch and what. we need Nobles to sell tickets. Most of all, at the gate, both of which are the result of Johnson is now the Chairman. Assistant In addition to all the warm bodies that we need Nobles to be there, with smiles on people coming to the meet. That means Rabban Dave Bushakra is the Divan Liai- we need, we also have a big need for “parts their faces, to help our guests do whatever exposure of the Shrine to a big chunk of son. haulers.” We can use just about any kind it might be that those guests need. More the general public, and that means inter- We will have to do some work to of small vehicle that can carry parts from Nobles means more fun for all of us, and est in membership in the entire Shrine of make this thing as big a success as it can the show back to the customer parking less hours on our feet. If you come, some- North America. be. That means that we will need a lot of lot. Pickup trucks are a little bit too big, one will have something that needs your …it’s time for me to tell you a few things about Ararat’s second biggest fund raiser. The date for the 2011 edition of the help in Lee’s Summit. The work starts on but garden tractors, golf carts, ATV’s, and effort. Spring Swap Meet is April 9 and 10, Friday, with signs to set out, vendor spaces any other kind of small vehicle that pull a This year, we’re changing the admis- 2011. This is the biggest and best Car to mark, trash barrels to put out, and doz- trailer through the crowd will be welcome. sion policy. We’re going to park the cars Swap Meet in the central United States. ens of other things that need to be done Friendly parts haulers are the secret weap- and charge the people when they enter the Last year, we had something like 1000 just to get ready to go to work on Saturday on of our Swap Meet. Most such things grounds. Last year, we charged the cars, vendors on the Adessa Auto Auction morning. don’t have a bunch of guys that offer to and the traffic backup didn’t endear us to grounds in Lee’s Summit, and this year, Of course, Saturday morning starts help, and don’t expect to get paid. anybody. I heard a rumor that it stretched 10• ARARATSHRINE the mix. sometime we’ve added motorcycles toNEWS May 2010 Friday afternoon, when vendors Things really get started about 4:00 all the way to Topeka, but that may have With that improvement, there is no doubt begin to arrive with trucks and trailers of AM on Saturday. That’s when the ven- been an exaggeration. dors begin to line up at the gate, and that’s This is a great opportunity to watch UNITS when everybody wants everything, right AND CLUBS the Shrine do what the Shrine does bet- this minute! That’s when the Nobles of ter than anyone else. We work for a Ararat always come through. I am always cause, and we have fun while we work. SEDALIA SHRINE CLUB fascinated when I drive in and see all those If you have never been to an Ararat Swap Shriners, already working, and already Meet, you will be amazed and impressed. money Hinkle, Scribe smiling. There’s not enoughBy Ronin the Where else can you find 200 or 300 men world to pay them for what they do for working long hours, for free, and smiling Greetings help their Temple. all of our free, just to and good tidings to And to have Have fun and be aCome help us. You’ll feel every minute? part of your club. We work. article Ladies and Nobles. theyhope our If you can good when you little slow, and the econo- a little fun while Bingo is still a go home. finds you all in good spirits. Spring seems my doesn’ t help. It’s still floating and to always bring on a renewed vigor for the requires the same amount of volunteerism. coming year . If you find yourself over- If you have time to spare on Monday whelmed with all this renewed vigor and evenings from 6:00 pm till --- contact our Ararat Needle Guild spirit we have just the place to channel it. Bingo Chairman, Ron Bush, or if you can The Sedalia Shrine Club can use your spare help in the kitchen on Monday evenings, By Come dOWdy time. JERRI in and put your talents and contact Don Timbers or Shirley Wiley. We T Mount Moriah & Freeman energies to good use. We need you! would like to take this time to thank all of Mount Moriah & FreemanMount Moriah Moriah Mount he Ladies of Needle Guild are busy working on many projects. Everyone is Funeral Home Terrace Park Our golfing public is taking off and none our Bingo volunteers. You are a Godsend. Funeral HomeTerrace Park working hard because the last meeting in May is packing day to send items to to soon for all of us. Our course is a beau- The Fun-Kor is selling chances in a raffle 10507 Holmes Road801 N.W. 108th Street 108th Street 10507 Holmes Road 801 N.W. the hospitals. Kansas City,Missouri 64131 Kansas City, Missouri 64131Kansas City, Missouri 6415564155 Kansas City, Missouri tiful green and the guys are doing a good for a new pistol. It’s a fundraiser for the If you have free time 2 days a month, Needle Guild would love to have your (816) 942-2004 (816) 942-2004(816) 734-5500 (816) 734-5500 job in keeping it playable. Come out and Fun-Kor so get your tickets before May company. We really need ladies to help at the doll table. The ladies at the doll table enjoy it. 15th. Larry Foster, Director, reminds all OFFERING KANSAS CITY AREA FAMILIES make Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. You can help at this table even if you can’t sew OFFERING KANSAS CITYAREAFAMILIES If you have a spare morning till noon, we Fun-Kor members that 2010 dues were due * Complete Funeral Services or embroider. have a place for you in our Pro Shop. It April 1st. Be sure to attend Fun-Kor meet- * Complete Funeral Services * Full Service Flower Shop Thank you to Cub Scout Pack 12 from Hallsville for the tray favors that we send only involves using a cash register and ings to be aware of upcoming parades and * Full Service Flower Shop * Cemetery and Mausoleums to the hospitals, and also to the Dollar General Store in Raytown for the many dona- greeting our players and meeting their golf- parade line-up times. * Full Pre-Arrangements * Cemetery and Mausoleums tions they have given us. * Cremations ing needs. If you have no experience we’ll Our Ladies are still having game nights * Full Pre-Arrangements Needle Guild meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (except July, Aug. show you. It’s easy and you’ll be doing so come in and play and have a good time. * Cremations & Dec.) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. We would be honored to your club a large favor. Everything helps us All proceeds go to our hospitals. Come in DAVID L. FREEMAN DAVIDPresident L. FREEMAN be you at the our meeting. If you get in touch tosee able to helpnext special children. would like more information, you mayon bulletin and check time and dates posted “Serving Kansas City Since 1922” with the President, Elaine Graham at 816-524-0933. President In April our membership had a wonder- boards. “Serving Kansas City Since 1922” ful evening of dance, and being entertained We’ve lost another Noble this past by the sounds of Cedar Creek. If you month. When you hit your knees keep the missed it, you missed out on an evening of family of Jim Treece in your prayers, as RAKLA SHRINE CLUB www.araratshrine.com “Fun.” Come in and check out the bulletin ARARAT sick and disabled. Pray 9 well as all of our SHRINE NEWS | for boards and calendars for upcoming events. all in service to this great country. By Ernie Taylor, Scribe Motor Corps Yoshi Shrine Club By JIM KERnS SCRIBE By BRAd ISdELL O Y n Your Mark – Get Ready – oShi met on Tuesday, March 22nd for our monthly meeting. Wow, what a crowd Go – And that is just what we had, great attendance again! We’ve got a great year planned with lots of excit- is on the agenda for the ing stuff happening. First, at the May Ceremonial, we’re going to have a STOP 2011 Ararat Motor Corps under the direction of Director Greg Ken- on the pub crawl that you won’t want to miss as it will truly be one of a kind. We’ll also nedy and President Doc Gay (upper right). Motor Corps enjoyed a be hosting a Hospitality Room at CSSA along with Abdallah YoShi that will be a MUST fun time with our 2011 Mardi Gras party. Special thanks to Don visit destination while in Overland Park. We have a group making a pilgrimage to Des Hendrickson for the use of his Harley for our float and thanks to Moines to attend a YoShi social being held by Za-Ga-Zig Shriners in early May. We’ve Noble Woody Woodward, his family Gerri also got plans in the works for some really enjoyable social outings that you’ll hear more Lynn and granddaughter Jordan (right). about in the coming months. This is the time to be a Shriner, and a really great time to Our summer months and into fall reinvest yourself in YoShi as we’ve got a lot happening that you’ll want to be a part of. will be hectic to say the least. Our recent As always we’d love to see you on the 4th Tuesday of the month, social starts at 6:30 lengthy business meetings have addressed PM in the Ararat Club with a meeting at 7:30 PM in the Sultan’s Lounge. issues and logistics of the upcoming events. April 3rd will bring about a large turnout of Motor Corpsmen to assist in the Brew to Brew run to help local charity. In the midst Motor Escort of all this activity, Director Greg Kennedy has called for the start of our practice season. By MARK MCALLISTER, SCRIBE S Director Kennedy with the assistance of Noble Troy Orlando will be teaching us new pring is coming! Spring is Coming, vroom vroom! It’s almost parade season and tricks for this parade and competition year. We look forward to the challenges ahead. were looking forward to it. On March 18th, Motor Escort members and their Noble Jim Murray, Past Director, will be our safety officer and will ensure that we all ladies sold Chuck A Puck’s at the Missouri Mavericks Fan Appreciation Night. It stay safe throughout the year. April 9th starts the first weekend for our fundraising at was a great turn out. President Elect of C.S.A.S.M.C. Motor Corp Line, Ron Harvey, Worth Harley Davidson North. The management of Worth Harley Davidson North has would like to remind everyone of the C.S.A.S.M.C. Mid-Winter Meeting, being held certainly provided us with an opportunity not only for our unit but for Ararat as well. Be- here in Kansas City, April 14th thru the 17th. We would like to see all voting members cause of this opportunity last year, Ararat Motor Corps made a nice donation to our Po- of C.S.A.S.M.C. to attend to show support for Ararat Shrine and Ron Harvey. For more tentate BJ Richardson at the March business meeting. This donation and “giving back” information on the Mid-Winter meeting go to www.csasmc.org. to Ararat half of the 2010 circus commission makes us proud. Noble President “Doc” Antique Auto Club Gay challenged each unit and club to give back and donate a portion of all proceeds of their fundraising back to Ararat. As one of the 2010 top onion sales Unit’s in Ararat, we are ready again to an- By THE PHAnTOM swer Ararat High Priest and Prophet’s Wayne Spencer call to sell onions for Ararat. Our T Noble Woody Woodward and his brother Noble Jim “Deuce” Woodward are the Motor he regular February meeting was held at the Temple on Monday, February 28th, Corps Kings in onion sales. Even before the onion sales start, we will have had a tremen- with 14 members, Ambassador, and Liaison present. The minutes and treasurer’s dously busy April. reports were approved as read. ArArAt Motor CorPs -A Look BACk in tiME: President Dale Walters urged all members to attend as many parades as possible Ararat Motor Corps began with a meeting in 1947 with members of Jackson County this year. The parade schedule was handed out at the January meeting. Parades are a Shrine Club and Ararat Drum and Bugle Corps to form a new unit. The officers elected great time for showing off vehicles and fellowship with club members and families. were President Beverly Gates, 1st Lieutenant, Ivan Lewis, 2nd Lieutenant George Red- Members are also reminded to bring insurance information to the Temple before the man, Sect/Treasurer Maxroy Ritter and Sgt at Arms John Warrington. After election first parade. per Imperial law, several members traveled to Atlantic City, NJ in July 1948 with the Butch Johnson and Gary Seger reported on plans for the Spring Swap Meet with approval of Ill Sir Walter Betts, to return with a charter as the FIRST Harley David- the dates of April 8th, 9th, and 10th. They asked for help, especially needing haulers son Motorcycle Unit, to represent not only Ararat but the Imperial Council of North and spotters. America. As a matter of history and fact, Ararat Motor Corps was the first organized two The Annual Club Dust-Off will tentatively be going to the Airport Museum fol- wheeled unit to be sanctioned by Imperial. The first director was Wayne Cooper. Some lowed by lunch at Paul & Jack’s in North Kansas City on either Saturday, April 23rd, or of the first rules included mandatory circus ticket sales, $1 fine for missed meeting – NO Saturday, 30th. Members are encouraged to drive their vehicles. EXCUSES and 50 cent fine for being late to a meeting or practice. The original mem- It sure is nice to have part of the Snowbirds back in town. bers of Ararat Motor Corps were – James Bailey, Charles Dennis, Carl Herzog, George Redman, Wayne Cooper, Beverly Gates, Harry Hodgins, Maxroy Ritter, Sherrill Culp, Theodore Hall, Ivan Lewis and John Warrington. ‘OUR WHEELS TURN SO THAT CHILDREN MAY WALK’ Tri-County Shrine Club By CHARLES ABELn, SCRIBE Ararat Shrine Bowlers O n March 21st we held our meeting at the Walsworth Community Building. The By TIFFAny PERRy carry in dinner was a fish fry. Our honored guest was Dan Smothers, Marshal I t was a close one this March, week 25 of 30, with team “Sherry’s Posse” at 64.5 from Ararat Shrine. points and team “What” at 63.5 points. We were also pleased to have as our special guest, 12 year old Austin Harring. In It was a long month but everyone did their best. Leading the men’s with the 2006 Austin had a Chocolate Lab named Grunt. While playing with Grunt, Austin lost High Average is a tie between Justin Dryer and Tony Broome with 201, High Game his right ear. Members of Tri-County sponsored Austin and after 3 trips to the Cincinnati Hdcp is Tony Broome with a 276 and High Game Scratch is Justin Dryer with a 280. Shrine Hospital, he received a new ear. He and his Dad thanked the Shrine Hospital for The women on the league strived to work hard as the men this March. Starting the great care they received. with the High Average is Betty Schaedel with a 159, High Game Hdcp is Jennifer Crist A Chili Cook Off was discussed for the 4th of July, and a vote carried to present to with a 245 and High Game Scratch is Paula Luna with a 203. Marceline Council a proposal for operation of a Concession Stand at the Ball Park. Next month I will have information on the bowling tournament that was held on Our April 18th meeting will be held at the Walsworth Community Building. The March 26th and 27th. carry in dinner will be smoked turkey. 10 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS APRIL 2011 Houn Dawg Shrine Club By MARVIn CASS, SCRIBE CENTRAL MISSOURI SPEEDWAY F inally winter has given us enough of a break that we were able to hold the first 2011 Saturday Night Dirt Track Race Schedule meeting of the year for the Houn Dawgs on March 2. We were called to order Track Located 3.5 Miles North of Warrensburg, MO on Highway 13 by President Robert Cass, followed by the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. Mighty Modifieds * ULMA Late Models * Street Stocks * B-Modifieds We were provided an excellent meal, prepared by the great cooks of the Elks Lodge in April 9 Evening Practice, All Classes Welcome April 16* United States Modified Touring Series plus Street Stocks Warrensburg. April 23 KOKO AM 1450 Radio Opening Night - All Divisions This being our first meeting of the year, our Ambassador Noble Ken Sisemore April 30 Cliff Harris’ Warrensburg Ford/Chrysler Race Night - All Divisions May 7 Pepsi Night at the Races - Weekly Racing All Divisions installed the remaining officers. There were few committee reports, but we did set a May 14 L.J.S. Graphics Race Night - Weekly Racing All Divisions tentative location for the annual picnic. More details on that will be coming soon. We May 21 Midwest Coating Inc. Race Night - Weekly Racing All Divisions May 28 (Saturday) $1,500 to Win Street Stock Special, plus Night 1 received a report on the Hospital Program and what it takes to operate this very worth- Modified Qualifying, ULMA Late Models and B-Modifieds! while Program. May 29* (Sunday) $3,000 to Win Modified Special Also Running Midwest Lightning Sprints and 305 Sprints! Ambassador Sisemore finished off the program with Temple news and events, June 4 Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station Race Night - All Divisions schedules, and passed out Potentate Pins for this year. After being dismissed, no one June 11 Weekly Racing All Divisions June 18 RSC Equipment Rental Night - Weekly Racing All Divisions seemed to want to leave so we had an excellent fellowship before finally leaving. June 25 98.5 FM ‘The Bar’ Night at the Races - All Divisions Our next meeting will be on Wednesday April 6th, hope to see you there. July 2 (Saturday) $1,500 to Win ULMA Late Model Special, plus Night 1 Modified Qualifying, Street Stocks and B-Mods July 3* (Sunday) $5,000 to Win/$1,000 to Start Modified Special Also Running Midwest Lightning Sprints and Street Stocks July 9 C.A.R.B. Night at the Races - Weekly Racing All Divisions July 16 Weekly Racing All Divisions Wings of Mercy Golf July 23 July 30 Aug 6 KMMO Radio Race Night - All Divisions Weekly Racing All Divisions Heartland Waste Race Night-Weekly Racing All Divisions Classic Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Army National Guard Kid's Night at the Races - All Divisions Weekly Racing All Divisions Weekly Racing All Divisions By dARTH VAdAR, SCRIBE Sept 3 (Saturday) $1,500 to Win B-Modified Special, plus Night 1 Modified Qualifying, ULMA Late Models & Street Stocks Hey all you golfers, wanna-be golfers, think you are Sept 4* (Sunday) $3,000 to Win Modified Special Also Running Midwest Lightning Sprints and Street Stocks golfers and lady golfers. Tell all your friends and neighbors to come out and play this Sept 10 Waterloo Storage Products and ‘Homes for Our Troops’ Season 4 person scramble at Winterstone in Independence. Lots of prizes, even for the ladies. Championships in All Divisions Oct 1* First-Annual $3,500-to-win ‘CMS Modified Nationals’ along with (I hear there is a crockpot in the drawing). Cash prizes in 3 flights, longest drive and $500-to-win Street Stocks and pitside hog roast! putt closest to hole, mulligans and stuff I don’t know about because I don’t play cow Track Phone: (660) 747-2166 * www.centralmissourispeedway.net pasture pool. There will be donuts, coffee and food. This I know a little about. Pit Gates open at 4:30, Spectator Gates open at 5, Racing at 7:30 General Admission $12, Senior Citizens 65+ $10, Active Duty Military w/I.D. $10 Come out have fun and help the kids. After all, that is what we are all about. Kids 6 to 12 $5, Children 5 and under Free! Hurry-hurry, only first 144 that sign-up get to play. Pricing Subject to Change for Special Events* iN mEmoRiAm nOBLES WHOSE LIVES We Celebrate! The Officers and Nobles of Ararat Shrine express their sincere sympa- thy to the families and friends of these departed nobles: PHIllIP l. GeRSHON RObeRT D. CAllAHAN Rancho Mirage, CA Kansas City, MO 8/15/1915 – 2/21/2011 11/13/1928 – 3/12/2011 Created in Ararat – 5/23/1953 Created in Ararat – 11/29/1969 MelTON bRADSHAW FlOYD J. VANDOlAH, JR. lincoln, MO Kansas City, MO 9/4/1922 – 2/24/2011 3/13/1931 – 3/16/2011 Created in Ararat – 6/1/1974 Created in Ararat – 5/9/1970 lYle D. CUMMINGS RAYMOND H. MOISe Clinton, MO butler, MO 1/5/1922 – 3/6/2011 8/4/1933 – 3/20/2011 Created in Ararat – 8/23/1980 Created in Ararat – 8/23/1968 WIllIAM D. MIlleR ROGeR l. FeASTeR lee’s Summit, MO lee’s Summit, MO 5/13/1929 – 3/7/2011 4/23/1935 – 3/21/2011 Created in Ararat – 4/28/1972 Affiliated with Ararat – 12/9/1987 QUINCY l. HUDDleSTON, JR. Kansas City, MO 10/7/1924 – 3/10/2011 Created in Ararat – 11/23/1946 www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 11 March Temple Meeting Notes By STEVE dOWdy; PHOTOS By MICHAEL COOn I llustrious Sir B. J. Richardson called the were accepted upon secret ballot. There Dance Shrine Club and the Cycles Shrine Clubs on Friday night, May 20. Any ju- March, 2011, meeting to order at 7:32 were NO demits. Club. risdictional Club that wants to host a full PM in the Frank S. Land Ballroom. Illustrious Sir B. J. could not pres- No visitors signed the book, but fez- Ceremonial has only to find 15 candidates Assistant Rabban Dave Bushakra ent a balanced budget. The first attempt zes from Sesostris and El Jebel Temples for the Nobility, and we will produce a informed the Captain of the Guard of the at creating a budget resulted in a $19,000 were seen in the audience. full and complete Shrine Ceremonial. impending proceedings, without hesita- shortfall and solutions are being exam- Illustrious Sir B. J. talked about the Bingo Chairman Noble Buck John- tion or error. ined. Potentate’s Ball, which will be history son reported that the Bingo Committee Captain of the Guard Bill Lutman re- Interim Treasurer Mike Allen gave by the time you read this. Then, he gave had made a big donation, and mentioned ported that our Temple was under a dou- the Treasurer’s Report which was ap- us some information about his upcom- that Russ Tindill is serving admirably as ble and trusty guard. proved. A maintenance contract for the ing trip to Yellowstone and the Dakotas. Assistant Bingo Chairman. Chief Rabban Richard Floyd visually Temple environmental equipment has This will be a ten-day trip on a luxury bus Hospital Chairman Noble Ed Stow- surveyed the audience and said “all pres- been signed with a local mechanical through some of the most beautiful scen- ell reported good news and great news for ent are members of our order. maintenance company. ery in this beautiful country. the Hospital Program. The good news is Oriental Guide Maurice Camerlynck Illustrious Sir B. J. announced that Illus. Sir B. J. reported that the bud- that we have been busy with patient trans- was in Tampa and could not perform his Noble Steve Untrif has resigned from the get problems have eased enough that he portation. We made 6 trips to St. Louis duties, so High Priest and Prophet Wayne Divan for personal reasons. will present a balanced budget to Imperial this month, and 3 more are scheduled. Spencer prepared the Altar. A Special election was held to fill the and present it to the Nobility in April. Gasoline expenses have begun to top Chaplain Loyd Gentry remembered position of Treasurer. Noble Mike Allen Chief Rabban Richard Floyd gave $100.00 for one trip. We also arranged our Nobles who had been visited by the was the only nominee, and he was elected a short pep talk about Circus 2011, and 16 airplane trips to Chicago, four to Cin- Black Camel and gave the Invocation. by unanimous ballot. announced that Circus Pins are still avail- cinnati, and two to Philadelphia. South- The Legion of Honor presented The Oriental Band donated one half able. He says he also has a whole Flea west Airlines provided free transportation the colors, accompanied by the Concert of their circus receipts to the General Market of Circus related stuff to sell to for all of these patients, saving us a lot of Band. Fund, as did the Pipes and Drums, the the Nobility. money. Please remember Southwest Air- Noble Jesse Pringle sang the Nation- Mounted Guard, and the Yoshi Shrine Assistant Rabban Dave Bushakra lines when planning your next trip. Our al Anthem. He will soon be moving to Club. told us that the Spring Car and Motor- Telemedicine room has been quite busy Los Angeles, as he has just signed a re- The Motor Corps made a large dona- cycle Swap Meet will be April 8, 9, and serving other Temple’s patients, but none cord contract! tion to the Temple, and issued a challenge 10, and will have some surprises. Parts from Ararat. There was an immediate alarm at the to all Units to do likewise. Haulers, with their equipment, are needed Membership Chairman Rod Mc- outer door, and members of the Ladies of The Chanters split their donation badly. Grath told us that excitement over Shrine the Oriental Shrine were admitted. They between the General Fund and the Dis- High Priest and Prophet Wayne Spen- membership is building in the Blue Lodg- donated a collection of toys for boys to tressed Noble Fund. The Golden Valley cer told us that the Vidalia Onions will be es. Go to your lodge and help build more the Telemedicine Room. Shrine Club donated to the Distressed shipped about May 1, and the price will excitement! Unfortunately, we still have The reading of the Minutes of the Nobles Fund. be somewhat higher than in the past. almost 700 members who have not yet previous meeting was suspended upon a And, the Transporters donated to the First Ceremonial Master Clarence paid their dues for 2011. motion by Noble Jerry McClary. Hospital Transportation Fund. Kirby mentioned our Spring Ceremonial, Chaplain Loyd gave the benediction. There was one Petition for Creation The Patrol and the Ole Cars donated scheduled for May 21 and preceded by The meeting was adjourned at 8:56 and one for restoration, both of which to the General Fund. As did the Ballroom a Pub Crawl to showcase our Units and PM. 12 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS APRIL 2011 BS In Loving Memory of Walter L. Dougherty 4/24/1919 – 4-01-2010 Springfield, MA He Will Be Missed Dearly By the Croft Family In Loving Memory of Walter L. Dougherty m President Waco 4/24/1919 – 4-01-2010 Springfield, MA He Will Be Missed Dearly By the Croft Family Gras! pril? Hmmmm, let’s Mardi odent Waco, who also COMING SOON le. He can scratch NEW LOCATION let’splay well with e to SMITHVILLE,MO o also COMING SOON atch NEW LOCATION like to welcome with SMITHVILLE,MO a trip to England k because he did e er. nd He said that he th didhis wife, and ll in all the trip at he well spent. nd Meet, the O.B. ip areas from the .B. nt Waco would Don’t miss the NEXT fabulous Party!! ehecouldn't have Cinco De Mayo • May 6th! 1 2/7/11 Untitled-1ol.pdf 1:17 PM ould It was st day. ave hrough. was turnout. good o all of the nout. JOB! Hope e pe ICS S C M Y ple so CM o the p MY CY saw CMY e have as K ave asof or all ll of il next next ARARAT SHRINE BINGO ARARAT SHRINE BINGO $5 OFF COUPON $5 OFF COUPON This coupon is worth $5 off This coupon is worth $5 off your initial Bingo pack when you bring your initial Bingo pack when you bring a new player to Ararat Bingo. player to Ararat Bingo. www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 13 Amateur Radio Club Car Tech Tips By ROnALd nUTTER, SECRETARy By PAUL BREWER B y the time you will be reading this column, we will be within days of the Hambash 2011. This will be Saving Money during High Gas Prices held on April 23, 2011 at Ararat. If you would like to know more or know someone who would be in- Here are some tips that could help you save money. terested in coming, please direct them to www.hambash.com. Don’t think this is just for Ham Radio 1. Inflate your tires to the correct tire pressure – this is listed on the tire Operators. If you collect or repair older radios, this is also a good place to find otherwise nearly impossible to 2. Don’t drive over 55 find parts. If you also like tinkering around with electronics whether building things on your own or repairing 3. Don’t let your car idle for periods of time items that have crossed your path, you can also find good test equipment that none of us would probably be 4. Make sure your car is tuned up and air and fuel filter are able to afford if they were new. replaced or clean Just about everyone has seen the tragic stories of what has happened to the folks living in Japan. What 5. Don’t make any fast or jack rabbit starts you are not hearing, to quote Paul Harvey, is the rest of the story. With substantial parts of their infrastructure 6. Minimize or don’t use your AC 7. Slow down, let your car coast up to the next stop light damaged or otherwise obliterated, cell phones are useless without a cluster of towers to repeat their signals 8. Get a front end alignment and CB Radios can’t reach far because of their limited range of just a few miles. This type of event is where Amateur Radio can really shine. Using very basic equipment with nothing more than a car battery or even a couple of solar panels, they are passing messages otherwise known as health and welfare traffic that tells the recipient that the sender is ok and will be in contact soon, to requests for urgently needed medical supplies, to one of a growing number of shelters or temporary hospitals. It is these types of horrific events that Amateur Radio can really shine. For those of you who have short- wave radios capable of receiving SSB (Single Sideband) voice communications, try listening to 3.525, 7.030, 7.043, or 7.075 to listen in on Amateur Radio communications in various parts of the country. Depending on the time of day and atmospheric conditions, you may hear little to no traffic. What is impressive is that with a few emails and communication between Hams around the world, everyone has or is getting the word to not transmit on these frequencies so that they can be kept clear for use inside Japan. I don’t know of any other group of folks that can cooperate so quickly with so little effort. For those who would like to see something like this on a similar scale, each year in June there is an exercise known as Field Day where Hams, primarily across the U.S., get together and see how many stations they can contact in a short period of time. This year, the event will fall on June 25 and 26th. Get in contact with me or any member of the Amateur Radio Club and see about stopping by sometime during that weekend to get a taste of it. For some this is a very intense competition of who can get the highest score. For others, it is a way to test your ability to respond in an emergency or try a new method of communication in case you need to do something different in an emergency to know that it will work when you need it. Ararat Shrine Radio Club Hosts Cub Scouts By dAVE HInKLEy KAØSOG T he Ararat Shrine Radio Club hosted a fine bunch of po- tential hams. 6 and 7 year old boys from Cub Scout Pack 332, Den1 visited the club’s Milo Barnhard Jr., WAØN- QA radio station. Their visit completed Requirement 6 for their Tigercub Rank Advancement. The boys (along with a couple of younger siblings) learned how hams use their license privileges to do community service and enjoy a hobby where they can talk to people all over the world. They learned about voice, data and CW (Morse Code) transmission modes. They thought some of the sounds coming out of the radio sounded like ‘aliens’ as Dave, KAØSOG tuned around the dial. The boys listened to voice and CW transmis- sions. Dave dialed in a South American station and they kids were exposed to people speaking in a foreign language for the first time. The experience really made them aware of the global nature of Amateur Radio. Thanks to a very kind fellow, K4REB, William of Have- lock, North Carolina; each boy got to talk on the radio. This kind gentleman took the time to chat with each boy. K4REB showed interest in each one; asking their name and age etc. He was generous with his time and made a very positive impres- sion on them and their parents about the Amateur Radio hobby. The kids did a good job speaking with him and they all had a really big time. When K4REB asked if they were all going to be hams he got a unanimous, yes! The Cubs were amazed at the prospect of talking with a stranger so far away without using a telephone. Both the Cubs and Ararat Shrine Radio Club want to thank William, K4REB, for his kindness. 14 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS APRIL 2011 whelmed with all this renewed vigor and evenings from 6:00 pm spirit we have just the place to channel it. Bingo Chairman, Ron The Sedalia Shrine Club can use your spare help in the kitchen on M time. Come in and put your talents and contact Don Timbers o Greeter News Mount Moriah & FreemanMount Moriah energies to good use. We need you! would like to take this Our golfing public is taking off and none our Bingo volunteers. Funeral HomeTerrace Park By dARyL KRAUSE to soon for all of us. Our course is a beau- The Fun-Kor is selli W Holmes March 2, 2011 the Greeters new President 10507 ell finally onRoad801 N.W. 108th Street Doug Urie was able to bring the gavel down and officially start our 2011 year. All present looked like they 64131Kansas City, woes and get back to Kansas City, Missouriwere ready to shed their winterMissouri 64155the important things at hand. That’s right 734-5500fell on our parade. (816) 942-2004(816) no white stuff tiful green and the guys are doing a good job in keeping it playable. Come out and enjoy it. for a new pistol. It’s a Fun-Kor so get your tic 15th. Larry Foster, Dir Our entire year was forecast to us by Pres. Doug and it looks like it’s building into OFFERING KANSAS CITYAREAFAMILIES a great one. Along with all the parades scheduled we will once again be having our If you have a spare morning till noon, we Fun-Kor members that Fish Fry, Breakfast in the Park, Fall Formal and Steak cookout. President Doug wants have a place for you in our Pro Shop. It April 1st. Be sure to a * Ladies; no matter all Nobles and their Complete Funeral Services only involves using a cash register and ings to be aware of upc * Full Service what club or unit you belong to, to know Flower Shop that they are always welcome to Greeter greeting our players and meeting their golf- parade line-up times. * Cemetery and Mausoleums events. So watch this area to see dates and ing needs. If you have no experience we’ll Our Ladies are still h * Full Pre-Arrangements who to call to get on the attendance list. show you. It’s easy and you’ll be doing so come in and play an * Cremations One of the greatest things about the your club a large favor. Everything helps us All proceeds go to our future of the Greeters is that we continue DAVID L. FREEMAN to grow. The first meeting of 2011 was no to be able to help our special children. and check time and dat exception as we welcome into the Greeter President In April our membership had a wonder- boards. Realm Noble Ted Willard and his Lady a way to start Kansas City Since 1922” Jennifer. What “Serving the year. ful evening of dance, and being entertained We’ve lost another by the sounds of Cedar Creek. If you month. When you hit missed it, you missed out on an evening of family of Jim Treece Lafayette County Shrine Club RAKLA SHRINE CLUB Liberty Shrine Club “Fun.” Come in and check out the bulletin well as all of our sick a By ROn ELLInG, SCRIBE By JOE SnOPEK, SCRIBE boards and calendars for upcoming events. all in service to this gre By Ernie Taylor, Scribe T I he Lafayette County Shrine Club met March 10 at The Victorian Peddlar in t’s been a slow start for the Liberty Shrine Club with only our second meeting Lexington for a St. Patty Day meal. There were 25 Lafayette County Shriners of 2011 upcoming on March 17th. Our January meeting was cancelled due to and Ladies present for the meal. President Delmar Dothage welcomed Ambas- We finallyCurt Karnes weather forSusan and Liaison Officer Dan Smothers and his Ladydraw- MAY CALENDAR the weather so we started our year out with an Italian menu of spaghetti and sador had great and his Lady our Dave, incidentally, won the 50/50 meatballs with Italian bread. The meal was once again a big hit and we are off Mondays. . . . . . . . . . . . Bingo. . . getting . meeting Holly. no rain, no snow, no 20 ing, but that was in no way connected and running into our new year!. .Please .accept.my. apologies for. not . . . . .on . . . . . in April: to The reading We would never the the President Dothage presided at the meeting. invitation. of the minutes from use any early bandwagon with our newsletters this year but I am up and running once degrees and windy! Not that the weather the February meeting was read by W.N. Gray, Secretary. The Treasurer’s Report was also again! Tuesday – Sunday. . . . . . . . . Bar Open. . . . . . . . . . . . . . discouraged Dothage received a listing sort of bribery to get not paid their dues fix March will see us celebrating the luck of the Irish on Thursday the 17 with a had evergiven. Presidentour members. We Dave and Nora to of members who have May 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Club Breakfast . . . . . . . 7:30 had the same great turnout, be the weath- to contact those members about getting their traditional corned beef and cabbage meal. As I write this I can smell the aroma fish for us! to Ararat Temple. Members volunteered May 11 . . . . . . . . . . . Fun Kor Meeting. . . Trip er good or not so good! birthdays and anniversaries Our guest speaker was broughtNance,of the Irish feast being prepared.. Our .raffle. for the month was a $50 Quick . . . . . . . . dues paid. March were recognized. It was Sally up May 11. . . . . . . . . . Ladies Meeting. . . . . Dignitaries attending this month were and Maurine Lieneke who haveExcelsiorhav- Good prize pick President .Daryl! .We.are. also .looking forward to the Mardi.Gras. . . . . about possibly having a quilt give-a-way. Details will be worked out. Mark Schroer card and I know the lucky winner will really appreciate $50 worth of free gas. reported on Bill Eastridge and Clinton Administrator for the been ill or Springs Liaison Officer Dave Bushakra and Lady Hospital. She gave us a brief history on and parade at the Shrine. . Likewise Board of Director’s this paper hits. . . . . . ing surgery. Party May 26. . . . . . . . . this will be over when Meeting. . Molly, and Ambassador Curt Karnes and Tim Rechterman as all the improvements the streets but I wanted to give everyone the news that we are up, running and Ambassador Curt Karnes recognized the hospital and Assistant Director of May 26. . . . . . . . . General Membership Meeting. . . . . . . Uniformed Units. Liaison Officer Smothers and Ambassador Karnes have made, and new independent their month long sabbatical to Vegas and through the South and returned Lady Sue. These two couples truly repre- theyHospital Chairman. theinstalled Bill having a great time in 2011. President Daryl and his Lady Lynn have received Oelrichs as Vice President and Kenny Nadler as from sent good works and good fellowship for firstliving center completed participate in good news about Lady Lynn’s health. Our prayers have been answered and we Ambassador Karnes announced the parade the Shriners would recently. would we look Missouri City he Shrine andbe May 7 atforward eachwith Richmond followingmeeting will beThe first need to continue them to have her get her strength back to her previous level. Our May on the same day. held again at Catricks Café soon. Ceremonial will be held May 21. Onion sales will be coming in Lawson. Tell your month to seeing them. We are looking forward to the annual onion sales once again this year. It Liaison Officer Smothers announced that Mike Allen had been elected Treasurer. is our third year and we have increased our orders each of them. What will this He happy holding that position as Interim Treasurer friends what fun and at the year We werehad been to welcome back Dave Masonic until it was made official fellowship bring? An update will follow next month. Our club’s 15th Annual Golf Shrine Temple They brought stressed we have, and bring someone to the BUY A NEW OR USED V and Nora Hutchison. meeting. He alsoback membership and how important it iswith you Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, June 3rd, at Hidden Valley Golf Club to organization. and invited us to their a “truckload” of fish the next meeting. in Lawson Missouri. We will hold the price to $60 a person and will once again I will pay for your Personalized “Eng include free beverages on the course with a cooler at every other hole, our fa- homefor the June meeting and a fish fry! be placed on the Warren F. Muncie mous brats and burgers around the turn and afterwards, great raffle prizes and 2 to 3 places with paybacks. This has always been a fun event and we hope we at Ararat Shrine. can get more teams this year than ever before. The trip to Lawson is not bad and (Benefits to Cornerstone Fu the reason we keep going back is the great service and pricing we get from them. We cannot meet their prices anywhere in the Kansas City area besides the co- operation we get with staging the event. If you have golfed with us before you NORTHTOW know the fun we have, if you never had in the past give us a try and I’ll guarantee a good time. LINCOLN-MER If you are a member and have not paid your dues please do so ASAP so we PAUL K. REEVES can finalize our roster and mailing list. IF you are not a member come out and Sales We meet at join us for a meal on us. & Leasing the Claycomo VFW next to Strouds North firstname.lastname@example.org One Vivion Road • Kansas Cit just off of I-35 and Vivion Rd. on the 3rd Thursday of the month with social at Ford Motor 7:00 and 6:00, family style dinner at Companyour dinner at 8:00. The cost of out meals Retiree Bus: (816) 453-2710 • Fax: (816 is $11 a person and a bad meal we have not had! Until next month stay safe, be careful and keep the Supreme Architect prevalent in your lives. Peace to all! Cell: (816) 813-0964 www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 15 Northland Shrine Club News By BOBBIE WHITE, PRESIdEnT H ello Nobles and Ladies. If you are a Northlander we need YOU. We are a great bunch of guys with a WONDERFUL wives group who meet once a month for Good Food and Fellowship. On March 1st we had our regular meeting at the VFW in Claycomo (right there beside Stroud’s). We had to skip February due to Old Man Winter. We started the evening with a busy social hour and then had an excellent Meat Loaf dinner with all the trimmings, including some wonderful gravy with mashed taters umm, umm good. Thanks Everett for requesting that one. Next Month we are gonna have Fried Chicken, always a crowd pleaser. I also have to say that it was truly a fantastic sight to see everyone there. I love it when the folks from the VFW have to come out and set more place settings. Prior to dinner Noble Art Kinder led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and then Noble Bert Torrey led us in prayer. Thanks Guys. President White opened the meeting at 7:15 PM with Introductions: Ambassa- dor Shaun Robinson and his Lady Kayla – nice to meet you two; Assistant Shrine Club Director Art Kinder and his lovely Lady Janet; Chief Rabban Richard Floyd and his always delightful Lady Linda. Our own hard working lady Mrs. Hoesly was NOT there (we missed you) to do her magic with the drawing for a dinner at Applebee’s, but her fine husband Noble Pat Hoesly did a nice job filling in for her. Thanks for all your work on that project and congratulations to our lucky winner Dave Dowell. Lady Linda then stepped up and gave us an introduction to some of the Circus Incentives for sale this year: T-shirts, bags and of course the very important Mom & Dad pins. Please don’t forget to purchase yours. Linda then had a drawing for the ladies and Kayla was the winner of one of the very nice bags. Our ladies then slipped off to their own meeting. Our main business for the night was regarding the Float and getting ready for the new year of parades. We will be in the Snake Saturday Parade and want to have the Float ready to roll by then. Thanks Howard for all your work on the truck and the Float. We discussed our finances and we really have to get some work in this year in fund raisers or we are not going to be happy campers. At that point, just as we were about to cry, our meeting was interrupted by a knock on the door. The Northland Ladies once again have stepped up to the plate and made a donation to us that will allow us to pay our insurance for the year and fill the truck with gas. We then gave them a standing ovation to say THANKS. We still need everybody’s ideas and help so come to the next meeting for a good discussion cause we won’t always have the Ladies to bail us out. Quarter- master Ron says he has shirts, caps and coats. If you need one just see him at the next meeting. Thanks to ALL who were there. Membership, we truly miss not seeing many of our old friends from the club. If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while come on back and see us. We miss your company and need you to keep our club active and functional. In Sickness this month we still ask for prayers for Charley Swafford who had surgery, but is on the mend. It was good to have Loyd back up and around and with us. We were also advised that Sherill Minter is not doing well. Our best wishes for you and hope to see you both soon. Ambassador Robinson and Assistant Director Kinder both had words of wis- dom for us and reminded us of upcoming events (Potentate’s Ball, Swap Meet, Richmond Parade for a few). Thanks Gentlemen. We then had the pleasure of a discussion with Chief Rabban Floyd on the upcoming Circus. We look forward to another great year. Thanks Sir. Speaking of Parades and Circus don’t forget that the uniform has changed and we are wearing our red shirts with navy blue pants. If you don’t have your shirt yet let us know so we can get with our Quartermaster (Ron Owen) and get one for you. Noble President White also asks if you can please make it to the Temple Meetings and wear your Northland Shirt or Fez. Again, if you want some good food and want to meet some good people come on by our next meeting, April 5th at the VFW in Claycomo. Come join us for dinner before the meeting and visit with old and new friends. Hope to see you there!! 16 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS APRIL 2011 Circus Mom and Dad Program Supporters T hank you to the following Nobles and Ladies for supporting the Circus Mom and Dad Program by purchasing your pins. Remember, without your par- ticipation we would not be able to send “Children of all Ages” to the Shrine Circus, who otherwise would be unable to attend. CIRCUS dAd And MOM Francis l. Mordecai Michael C. Allen Graham C. Myers, Jr. Ronald C. Alm John R. Nelson Henry e. backstrom lloyd A. Newman Carl G. baxter William l. Padley Paul D. beason edward l. Paul Kenneth R. bennett bary l. Porter Jack D. bohne Donald R. Price P.P. Marvin A. Cleveland Donald R. Purtle Samuel l. Coen Robert G. Shackelford 2011 CIRCUS MOM & DAD PINS NOW AVAILABLE Jack b. Colvin Steven S. Silvest Chief Rabban Richard Floyd and his lady, linda, have unveiled their Circus Pins Gary l. Cordell William H. Smith for 2011. Please show your support by purchasing a Mom or Dad pin for $25 each, Ronald e. Cunliffe-Owen louis T. Sohn or bOTH for only $40. Nobles will receive 25 Crown Jewel Points for 1 pin or 50 everett l. Deibler William e. Summers, Jr. when you purchase both! Henry DeVry P.P. William b. Tatum _____________________________________________ Robert C. Gay II edward b. Thomson, Jr. David W. Gordon P.P. Stephen M. Untrif ____ Circus dad $25.00 Noble’s Name _____________________________________________ Richard e. Graff Philip C. Wendt Shrine Number ______________ Unit/Club __________________________________________ Herbert W. Gronemeyer, Jr. boyd R. Williams James e. Guillaume ____ Circus Mom $25.00 lady’s Name _____________________________________________ Stanley W. Harrington CIRCUS dAd ____ Circus dad & Mom $40.00 Noble’s Name _______________________________________ Donald A. Hartstack P.P. Robert l. beeler P.P. Donald e. Hendrickson Robert A. Ford lady’s Name ________________________________________ Charles M. Hopkins John M. Kiloh, Jr. Total enclosed $ __________________ ( ) Check ( ) Visa ( ) Master Card ( ) Discover Robert G. Jenkins Robert l. Johnson CIRCUS MOM Card number: _____________________________________ expiration date: ________________ benjamin H. Kropf, Jr. Faye brandt For Visa cards we also need the Vin number (3 numbers located to the right of the signature line George W. Mack Dorothy breece on the back of the card): ___________________ Oliver W. McAfee, Jr. erna Murphy Henry l. McDaniel, Jr. Donna Shafer Signature: ________________________________________________________________________ Donald R. McNeil Duane O. Steele Mail to: ARARAT SHRINe, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129 Oriental Band for the Band. We are currently planning our Mandarin Degree and will Circus Insulated By HAnK W. KOOnTz, PRESIdEnT have a date, time, and place in future articles. We are also prac- ticing our fantasy tune for CSSA. Our practices on Monday Bags G reetings from the Oriental Band. So far we have started evenings at 6:30 pm have been fair to good. We need you back off slow due to the cold and snowy weather, but like a with us so we can once again be GREAT. burst of warm sunshine your officers are shining bright If any Nobles out there would like to see what the Oriental with new ideas on how to bring back the Band in force. We still Band is like and what we do, please call me and I will answer have a few long term members who have not paid their Ararat your questions and show you a fun time. dues. For these Brothers, all I can do is say call me (816-833- We would like to congratulate our Past President and new Small Bag 2607). We miss you at our practices and meetings. We do not want to lose you. The Oriental Band has a grand and glorious Rajah 2011, Waco Dohn for his hard work to keep the Band alive. With his support and the support of all this year’s officers, the $ 8 image that you helped to make. All members are important to Oriental Band will start to return to our old glory. the Band with both your musical abilities and your input on We would also like to say welcome to our newest member what the Oriental Band will be each year. For whatever reasons and first new member for 2011, Noble Oliver McAfee and his you have for not being a part of the unit you chose and enjoyed lovely Lady Jamie. He goes by “Tut” (even sounds Egyptian). for many years, we want you and need you. We also haven’t Tut has been a noble for several years and his wish was to always forgot the great Ladies who have supported the Casbah Dar- belong to an Oriental Band Unit. He joined us because of our lins, the Band, the Temple, the Hospital Program, and of course fun reputation. He is trying to master his musette and he has his “THE KIDS.” We owe them so much for their hard work and own flying carpet. Tut and his Lady are a happy, fun couple who Large Bag 10 efforts to make the Oriental Band shine. fit right in with our unit. They have a lot to offer and they will I would like to personally thank our Scribe, Dave Wil- definitely add to our colorful future. Come meet the couple and $ banks, for his time writing our articles. If you have never had tell them welcome to Ararat and welcome to the Oriental Band. to write an article month after month and find the words to keep Our Business Meeting is on the Monday after the Temple meet- an upbeat momentum for our unit, you can’t appreciate Dave’s ing at 7:00 PM. Please plan on attending. Until then – Keep the time and talents. Give Dave a big thank you for all he’s done musettes howling and the drums pounding. www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 17 Real Estate THE RUCKER GROUPat RE/MAX Revolution “DON’T PAYMORE….DON’T SELLFOR LESS” Call us today!! 2850 Kendallwood Parkway, Gladstone, MO. . . . . . . . . . . .(816) 414-3240 www.mo-kanhomes.com SEE THE Md… Mike delahunty BiNGo ASSiGNmENtS The following list of units and clubs are scheduled to furnish 3 members to as- FOR THE sist in helping the Bingo Committee on Thursday evenings for the months of April, BEST In May and June 2011. AUTO Please report to Buck Johnson in Bennett Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on your REPAIR scheduled night. Directors or Presidents, if you are not able to fulfill the assignment, please contact the Temple Director, Jim Waggoner at 816-520-9344 so that he can And BINGO ASSIGNMENTS find a replacement for your unit or club. SERVICE… The following list of units and clubs are scheduled to furnish 3 members to assist April 7 Drum and Bugle May 5 Sand Buggies June 2 Trykes in helping the Bingo Committee on Thursday evenings for the months of May, June FOR LESS! and July 2010. Corps May 12 Provost Shrine Club June 9 Clowns Please report to Buck Johnson in Bennett Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on your May 19 Blue Springs Shrine June 16 Ararat Cycles April Presidents, if you are not able to fulfill the assignment, scheduled night. Directors or14 Potentate’s Aides Club June 23 Grandview Shrine Temple Director, Director’s Staff please contact the April 21 Tom Burke at 816-810-8216 so that he can find a replacement for your unit or club. May 26 Antique Auto Club FIRESTOnE CAR CLInIC April 28 Flying Fez Shrine Club June 30 Houn Dawg Shrine in raytown MAY JUNE JULY Club May 6 – Mounted Guard June 3 – Mini Indy’s July 1–Motor Corps May 13 – Liberty June 10 – Northland July 8 – Cass County Shrine Club Shrine Club Shrine Club July 15 –Divan May 20 – Motor Escort June 17– Mini Model T’s July 22 –Ambassadors May 27–Legion of Honor June 24 – Hospital July 29–Assistant Directors Jackson County Shrine Club Transportation of Uniformed Units OIL CHANGE By HAnK W. KOnTz 12.99 G reetings from Jackson County Shrine Club. We a safe environment. Bring the kids and enjoy the great $ are going to have a busy year in 2011. In March we held our Annual Rummage time. We are changing things up this year. We will have (PlUS DISPOSAl) Sale. Many thanks to Aaron Gardner, Bob Burns and dinners before our Business Meeting. Food and social offer Good through April family on all the hard work they put into this sale for a hour at 6 PM and meeting starts at 7PM. We will ask successful club fundraiser. for a minimal fee to help pay for the dinner. Bring your On April 15-16-17th we are supporting our com- Lady as the women get together in the Lounge during munity and our brave heroes in Afghanistan by allowing the meeting. Our next meeting is on April 26, the 4th the Queen City Chapter #10 Disabled American Veterans Tuesday of the month. Auxiliary to host their annual garage sale and collection The E-Board met in March and discussed many of needed items to be sent to the troops. The hard work of improvements to the club and grounds, future events, this chapter for our soldiers is worth noting. Besides this pressing business issues, paying the bills, rentals and sale the members also collect needed items at Wal-Mart. working together to make this a fun year at the club. All money collected will be used to purchase additional Our next meeting is April 12th at 7 PM. items. Last year they shipped almost 3,000 supplies such The Fun-Cor Unit is planning several get togethers as body wipes, lip balm, sunscreen, snacks, eye drops, to break the ice off our little yellow devils and make writing pens and tablets, playing cards, table games, and them parade ready. This is also a good time for interest- cell phone cards. Contact State DAVA Commander Lou- ed nobles to come join us, check out our scooters, and ise Komer at 816-795-5234 for information on the sale see why we have so much FUN! Noble Richard Stukes and to donate. We will have a collection barrel at our club told me he is tired of this white stuff falling from the if you would like to drop off needed items. We are donat- sky. He wants it to be parade season now. I think he has ing the use of our building to support this worthy cause. too much fun, if there is such a thing. Contact our Fun- Our Annual Easter Pancake Breakfast will be held Cor Director Terry Slayton (816-833-3166) for more on April 24th. For a $6.00 donation you can have all you information on future events. can eat sausage, biscuits and gravy, fried homestyle po- Our new Computer Chairman and Building Man- tatoes, scrambled eggs and of course pancakes. Come ager, Aaron Gardner (816-316-3593) has been busy and enjoy a great hot breakfast. We will also have orange showcasing our rental opportunities on the computer juice, milk, coffee and tea. Did I mention all this for only and has designed a web-page for the club. Call Aaron $6.00? WOW! for the web site info and info on renting our building We are again gearing up for our onion sales around for your Spring Wedding, Graduation Party, Family Re- the first week of May. Our first try last year we sold 330 union or other events. He is glad to help you any way bags of onions. This year we are going to work hard to he can. exceed that number. We need the help of all members to We are also going to plan a free CPR/First Aid accomplish this. This is a great fundraiser for our club Class later on this spring. I will have more on this when and a great way to support our Temple. the details are worked out. We are also having our 4th Annual BBQ Contest at Remember to support your clubs, units and Tem- our club building August 12th (set up and prep) and judg- ple. Find new Nobles and support our “Kids.” ing August 13th. This is sanctioned by the KCBBQ So- Stop in and visit. We miss and need every member ciety and judged by their rules. Contact Steve Holbrook at our meetings. This is your club. Let the officers know (816-356-0447) for information and an entry form. This your concerns or your ideas of what you want from this is a great time with BBQ, a great band on Friday night, club. This is how we continue to move forward. Remem- and a smoky, smelly, hungermakin’ morning with break- ber at Jackson County Shrine Club we say, fast served Saturday morning. This is a family event in “Where the dues are cheap and the fun is priceless.” 18 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS APRIL 2011 ME! NOBODY TOLD ME! he attendance really liked. fraternity. Too many young men look at us By, Steve Dowdy veral “kids” at the ball, and think that they have nothing in com- Blue Springs Shrine Club Paul’s re family of the Divan, mon with us. My own son, a Noble him - I went to the Potentate’s Ball last month, added something special. Then, the Nobles young people in the attendance really Nobles and Ladies, and self, doesn’t like to come to our parties and By was too late for P.P. but it FREd HARLE me to write about it. looked like some kind of royalty in their There were several “kids” at the b Automotive Repair It wasn’t too late to get the pictures in the masks. I didn’ t have much trouble identi- some of them were family of the Div I nd daughters of Nobles. dances because he doesn’t like “our music.” ere, they danced and We need to find common ground, and it thought we would never winter we just had in some were young and so paper, but I couldn’t write fast get through thefying anybody, but it wasour area, but here it is already MarchNobles and Ladies enough. fun to pretend. far the weather hasn’t cooperated as we would like for it to, but you know what, our Blue Springs Shrine We’ve always liked the Potentate’s Ball, The decorations were certainly impressive, some were sons and daughters of No 816-358-7480 ved politely while having was there at the Potentate’s Ball. Club, like the Aflac duck, just keeps on quacking and no matter how bad the weather gets, it’s still warm e of them even danced I think a lot of the credit must go to the probably because Jerri likes to get dressed and the food was outstanding. I’m sure that Whoever they were, they danced an and toasty inside our meetings. 10533 E. Highway 40 • Independence, MO 64055 up, and when she’s happy, it’s easy for me somebody got something he didn’t like, but laughed and behaved politely while h nough to be their fathers, First Lady, because I just don’t see Our meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month at the American Legion Hall on #7 Hwy in the oung lady talked one of Illustrious Sir Kevin putting all of that get city Besides that, wearing you listening??? way the world works. personal a lot of to Some for an togreathappy.of Blue Springs. Are a tuxe- that’s thePlease consider this aIt’s really invitation fun.join us of them even dan do makes me feel like James Bond! Of difficult to Our Club food for that many with Nobles old of Side evening of merriment, and outstanding, tasty food.prepare goodPresident, Noble Bill Fickle, ownerenough to be their fa nto giving her dance les- together by himself. But, with Lady not the getting beat Springs, course, it’sBar & Grill in Blueup twice inprepares the entrée while the rest of the meal is and at least one the mem- talked on Pockets people, and it’s even more difficult trying to brought in by young lady Horrell seemed to be hav- Dianna’s help, and guidance, he threw a every movie that I like to imagine, but bers. serve that many people, keeping the food our dance divas into giving her danc s her student. It was great helluva party! They’re quite a pair! there’sIenough other cool stuff to keep my day telling youdropping a plate inare but the only wayLady Eva Horrell to can sit here at this computer all warm and not how good we anyone’s lap. sons. you are going seemed to b erse group dancing to a If we, the Nobility of Ararat Shrine, can inner Walter come quitejoin us. Were you aware that camecan belongAsmall band from Shrine Club at a time? So, know is to Mitty and happy. Then you the band. to more than one ing as much fun as her student. It wa sity. Can’t you just pic- continue in that tradition, we are going to the ball was a masquerade This time, us too and enjoy more of our Shrine activities. As far as I know, Joplin, of all places. seeing such a diverse group dancing come join heir friends that those old have a fantastic year. We CAN have fun while We only some of our BSSC news Joplin party. Now for wore masks on our faces, blips. has never been the music capital of band called Diversity. Can’t you ju w how to have fun! helping our kids, and it’s time we did so. you of our newer members, Noble the free world, but with some recent surgeryture them telling recuper- that tho unless One count the James Bond outfit. I Philip Wendt underwentthis band, they’ve and is at home their friends at we can attract young ating. that would be Snell is back with thought Lady Vivian the silliest thing I us nowafrom her stay in theThe band was Roberta Hunsberger is still have fun! got pretty good chance. hospital. Lady people really know how to ty, and we can enjoy being nursing her shingles and is really ever did, but I was wrong. I wasdoing much better. “Diversity,” and it was appropriate. that our good buddy, Noble attract yo called At this writing I received word It taught me that we can . That means a lot to our “Submarine Joe” Shriner’s wives are wrong! I was great! Bittiker had a fall. I’ll check him out stuff that the andguys like me him in to themonth’s news. can enjo They played pretty soon old report about men next Nobility, and we We at BSSC the air of mystery beautiful anyway, butare always delighted toenjoyed, and they playedmeetingsthe several around eachdrives all the have with us at our stuff that our Ambassador who other. That means a lot IATION CONVENTION way from Warsaw, MO; Noble Bud Higginbotham and pretty Lady Carol. Also at our February meeting we were honored to have with us Ararat’s Assistant Rabban, Noble Dave Bushakra accompanied by pretty Lady ATT PLACE – Oklahoma City Airport CENTRAL STATES SHRINE ASSOCIATION Molly. Sure hope they come back often. Our Shrine Club is always on the move planning new and fun things to do. On March 20 we’ll take in a ATTENTION NOBLES!!! Oklahoma City, OK • September 2 - 5, 2010 • HYATT PLACE hockey game with the Mavericks. Hope you didn’t miss it. It should be a lot of fun. BSSC is really proud and happy to welcome our newest members, Noble Charles and pretty Lady Bob- bie Bonner. Our club is growing and we’d sure like you to join us. r with hot hat Pinot If you have a candidate I think I should stop now and save some for next time. Be good to one another, your neighbor, and your- eans for the Spring Ceremonial self. 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AB May....................................................913-226-2952 don’t even s. But they ervice. ho have hink about our own ways spit it Golden Valley Shrine Club Presents Shriner’s Open Buddy Crappie Tournament y Parade Wednesday Night You do not have to be a Shriner to fish d Parade is Italian Night Warsaw Hoedown WHEN: SATURDAY, May 22, 2010 in the Ararat ll Parade WHERE: TRUMAN LAKE Restaurant… Meeting LONG SHOALMARINA emonial Build Your Own Pasta Bowl ke Night TIME: 7:00 A.M. TILL3:00 P.M. Cooked on the Spot urnament Choice of Sauces, Pasta, Steak Fry ENTRY FEE: $90.00 PER BOAT Noodles & Vegetables f Outing www.araratshrine.com OF TWO PEOPLE Served with Salad and ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 19 w Parade Meeting (70% PAYBACK ONE PLACE Breadsticks. ke Night PAID PER 5 BOATS ENTERED) I Don’t Need to See a Dentist! Nothing Hurts! WILLIAM J. dOnAHUE, ddS, FAGd, FICdR, FACdR A mazing how many times you hear this statement, even from the highly edu- are not receiving routine dental care, make sure that you do so that dental problems cated. These are the same people who would never think of putting off of do not cause complications to medical problems that you have, or will have in the fu- delaying their annual physical, and the same ones that wouldn’t think of not ture. Make sure that both your physician and your dentist are well aware of the recent changing the oil in their car every three thousand miles. You would think that these research proving the interrelationship between medical and dental disease, and make would be the ones who would say that their car is running just fine, so there is no need sure that they are talking to each other about the best way to ensure your overall health. to change their oil. The truth of the matter is that every car needs its oil changed every They should both be a part of the same team delivering your medical care. Just like so often, and everybody needs to have their dental health checked with about the same FOX Business Channel cries out, “if you don’t get it, DEMAND IT!” regularity. Just like waiting for your engine to seize if you don’t change the oil, you are asking for big, expensive problems down the road if you don’t get your routine dental maintenance done. And, believe it or not, it should be your physician who demands that you do it. Provost News Unfortunately, most medical insurance doesn’t cover dental treatment, even By BILL HUFFMAn, SCRIBE preventive dental treatment. If you ask the insurance companies why that is, the an- A swer is always the same. Dental treatment would be far too expensive to include in t the time of this writing, I had an opportunity to visit with our Provost Mar- their health insurance policies. Their reasoning is that in the pool of those they insure, shal, Noble Charles DeGroff. He is sincerely enjoying his duties, and in his most people don’t have significant medical problems, so the few that do are subsidized own words, “getting his feet wet.” As everyone knows by now, Noble DeGroff by the many who don’t, and this keeps the costs down so that the company can make is a Deputy Sheriff with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Lady Rebecca a good profit. But everyone will have dental problems that will require treatment, and (Becky) is also a Deputy Sheriff for the same Department. Their children are Candice, most of them are asymptomatic in the beginning stages. To cover procedures that ev- Ashley, Samantha, and Josh. Our best wishes to Colonel DeGroff in his endeavors. eryone needs, or will need, just wouldn’t allow for as large a profit, and since most den- Our Assistant Provost Marshal, Lt. Colonel Waco Dohn, brought me up to date tal problems don’t produce symptoms, don’t hurt until it’s often too late to do anything on the Awards Ceremony. When we visited, he was on his way to pick up Lady Sandy, about them (and very expensive to treat,) there has never been an outcry to get dental who undergoes Dialysis three times a week for four hours. Lady Sandy, you are to be procedures covered. What the insurance companies won’t tell you, however, is that if commended for your strength. routine preventive dental care was provided, there would be very little of the expensive Laurie Brewer wanted to let all of the Provost Ladies know that they meet on the treatment needed down the road. same night as the Nobles. Kids are welcome, so come and join in. Recent research has finally proven what we have all known is the case. The At the Awards Ceremony, Joe Klos was the recipient of the Forrest C. Kenney mouth, head, and neck are, in fact, part of the same body, and medically affect the rest Award. Congratulations Joe. of the body. It has been proven that diabetes and periodontal disease (which 80% of The Distinguished Service Award was bestowed on Neil Cowan, and Don Starch- American adults suffer from to some extent) are interrelated, and that the continual er received the Meritorious Service Award. Here are some of the recipients of Hours bacterial insult to the body from periodontal disease (Gingivitis, Pyorrhea, bone loss) Pins. If I didn’t get your name in this time, I will in the next issue. Wayne Cantwell make the treatment of diabetes much more difficult, if not impossible. And the diabetes 11,000 hours, Joe Klos 11,000 hours, Waco Dohn 6,000 hours, Neil Cowan 5,000 causes changes in the body which allow periodontal disease to worsen and progress hours, Lee Brown 4,000 hours, Bill Elledge 3,000 hours, Roy Tadlock 3,000 hours, more rapidly. It’s also true that the first symptoms of diabetes most often occur within John Hall 2,000 hours, and Don Starcher 1,000 hours. the mouth and allow the early detection of diabetes, by a well trained dentist, while it Noble Ed McCarty has been promoted to Lieutenant, and Noble Ron Facklam to is still easily treatable. Most dentists and physicians now understand these relation- Captain. Noble Facklam is in charge of outside events. ships, but when was the last time that a physician looked inside your mouth during In next month’s issue we will highlight our Line Officers, the Provost President, a routine checkup and physical, and referred you to a dentist for treatment? Similar Noble Bob Zolotor, and the entire line. My apologizes for being so slow in doing that. interrelationships have also been proven between the need for dental treatment and “You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the heart disease, low birth weight babies, kidney and renal problems, intestinal and colon wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying problems, and the list goes on. Yes, Mildred, you can die from dental problems! the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and As we learn more about these interrelationships, physicians and dentists are begin- should do for themselves.” Abraham Lincoln. ning to work more closely together. I wish I could say that all of them are, but that just Until next time, God Bless. isn’t the case. As time goes on this will continue to get better, but the separation of in- surance benefits by the insurance companies will ensure that it is a slow progress, after all there is no demand from the public because most dental problems, which can have a great effect on your overall health, don’t hurt until they become serious. 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The ones Jeff Quibell IT SERVICES • VIRUS CLEAN UP that do often fail to use them because they are not familiar with billing under medical insurance rather than dental insurance. CUSTOM SOFTWARE (816) 224-2890 There may be two types of insurance, medical and dental, there may be two dif- ferent methods of delivery, but there is only one body, and it belongs to you. If you COMPUTER SALES & SETUP www.cprosinc.com 20 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS APRIL 2011 Leawood Shrine Club Mini Model T’s By R W THOMPSOn, PRESIdEnT By STEPHEn HARGRAVE, SCRIBE T W he Club extends warm wishes to all. Our Club was well served at a recent meeting by Jerry Ogden e were finally able to have our first meeting for the year and his Lady Shiela substituting for our regular Divan Representative Jeff and Gloria Johnson. in March. It was really great to get together with the Our meetings are most enjoyable. We were pleased to have Wayne Rector and Dale Cantrell as nobles and visit. Fortunately all of the members were in special visitors in February. good health and most of the members were able to attend. We were Our Club elected to offer our friends and neighbors the opportunity to win some of the more than finally able to discuss the proposed changes to our by-laws which $10,000 yet to be awarded by daily drawings in amounts from $25 (the actual cost of each Cash Calen- were unanimously adopted. dar) to a high of $1,000. If your cash calendar number is selected at random on a Sunday date, your prize Our new liaison officer also attended our meeting. It was great is $100. There are still three dates left worth $250 each from among the more than 240 chances remain- to see Dan Smothers at the meeting and he had a great deal of infor- ing. Each Cash Calendar No. may yet win in each of the remaining nine months. Our Club’s calendar mation to give to us. He had quite a motivational talk while he was numbers range from No.1026 through No.1050. Numbers 1037 and 1050 are taken. visiting with us. It will be a lot of fun to have him with the unit this If you want to avail yourself to one of these cash calendars, call me at 816-452-7281 and you can year. We are all looking forward to having him with us. buy a Cash Calendar for $25 using your credit card. Your payment must be received by the Abdallah With the new Mini Model T’s we are looking for drivers for Office at which time your number will be eligible for the next day’s drawing. Any unsold cash calendars our cars. If you would like to take one of them for a drive, contact will be available at our regular scheduled meetings. Club members may take several calendars to offer our President, James Blackburn, or our Director, Jared Hargrave to friends, neighbors or relatives. Our Club will receive a $5 commission on each calendar sold. This to find out more information. Our unit is very family oriented and is our only money maker. All proceeds go to Units or Clubs, the General Fund & to the lucky holder of we want to be sure that everyone knows that the whole family is the winning Calendar No. drawn daily and shown on the Abdallah website. I won $25 on a cash calendar invited to join us. in February. We are all looking forward to the upcoming parade season. It We look forward to the continuation of great fellowship and many pleasantries at our next meeting is one of the best times of the year. We get to drive our little cars April 23rd and it is open to all Shriners and Widows of Shriners. (Open Club membership for Abdallah and have a great deal of fun during the parades and visiting after. and Ararat Shriners @ $10 annually and all Shriners Widows are gratis members. Meetings are held on The summer also brings the collecting money for the circus. We the fourth Saturday at the Pegah’s Family Restaurant; 11005 Johnson Dr. – Shawnee, KS starting at11:30 all need to get out there and greet and meet the public while col- a.m. Breakfasts or Luncheons are ordered from the menu and served during the meeting.) lecting. If you don’t have a place set up, now is the time to set up Our scheduled meetings for the balance of 2011 were published in the March issue. some place. We welcome all guests and our friends from both Ararat and Abdallah. Please call Dillard Whitlow We hope to see all members at our next stated meeting at 7:00 at 913-381-7485 if you wish to let us know in advance that you are planning to attend. Thank you for pm April 6, 2011 at the temple. reading our submission. www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 21 2011 Potentate’s Trip to yELLOWSTOnE & THE dAKOTAS July 22-31 Tour Includes: Roundtrip deluxe motor coach transportation, 9 nights hotel accommodations, 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners, tours and admissions... 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Day 1: leave Kansas City arrive Mitchell, SD Day 2: explore the badlands Day 3: South Dakota | North Dakota - Mount Rushmore Day 4: big Sky Country - Montana Day 5: Yellowstone National Park Day 6: Grand Tetons National Park Day 7: Jackson, Wyoming - Float Trip on Snake River Day 8: Jackson - Casper, Wyoming through the Grand Tetons Day 9: North Platte, Nebraska - Chimney Rock Day 10: North Platte: Golden Spike Tower and return to Kansas City Ararat Shrine LIBERTY SHRINE CLUB’S 15TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING & Drive Kansas City, MO Gun 5100 AraratKnife Show Friday June 3rd, 2011, 9:00am Shotgun Start One mile south of I-70 on I-435 Eastwood Trfy Exit west on Ararat Dr Buy - Sell - Trade Admission $6.00 Information 816.923.1975 Fax 816.923.6743 Singles, Foursomes, Men, Ladies, Shriners, & Potential Shriners Saturday June 18, 2011 9:00 am - 5:00 pm are cordially invited to play a GREAT ROUND of GOLF Sunday June 19, 2011 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Beautiful HIDDEN VALLEY GOLF COURSE in Lawson, MO June 3rd 2011 Dealer Only Set up $60 per person includes green fees, cart, beverages on the Friday June 17 2:00 pm Course and after play, Bratwurst and Burgers around the Turn! Show will be advertised in Trade Journals & Newspapers Fun on the course begins with a 7:30AM Sign in & 9:00 AM shotgun start! 8 foot tables $35 for both days . NO FLEA MARKET ITEMS - Table covers required Cash prizes for 3 Flights 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Hole sponsors are $50 • Food sponsors are $100. Name: ___________________ Address: __________________________________ *Contact Joe Snopek @ work 816-517-5461, hm. 816-781-1854 or Norm Hughes @ 816 254-9396 City, State: ______________________________ Zip: ________________ MAIL COMPLETED FORM JOE SNOPEK Reserve _________________________ Tables Phone: __________________ Or Hole Sponsor checks to: 216 EAST HURT ST. 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Your Creator loves a mind he can accomplish MOORHEAD BUSINESS BROKERAGE, LLC ..................................... (913) 402-6008 great things with, and Shriners make great vessels that accomplish super achievements. Now offers the additional service of Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraisals (CMEA). The Sedalia Shrine Club Fun Kor has the first parade of 2011 under its belt and Di- We continue to list & sell businesses. For more information call or email: rector Stan Schierholz would like to thank all of the members and Ladies who turned email@example.com. Vist our web page at: rwmoorhead.com out for a fun parade. The Sedalia Fun Kor was the largest Shrine contingent in the parade. As usual we would like to thank the Bagnell Shrine Club for their corned beef, coMPuTER SERvIcES cabbage, potatoes, bread and green beer dinner after the parade. Everything was deli- CPROS INC, JEFF QUIBELL ...................................................................816-224-2890 cious. Your Custom Software & IT Professionals. Viruses & Security Issues a Concern? Put an The club would like to thank Roger Vieth and Chris Wallen, our Bar Management, end to your distress. Call Our Professional IT Specialists Today! www.cprosinc.com and all of our patrons for the continued success of the Shrine Club Bar. Come in and EMBRoIDERy keep track of all the coming attractions. DREAMWEAVER EMBROIDERY .........................816-645-6178 - Fax: 816-988-8828 Larry Foster says you don’t need a tee time, just come out and play. The course is Rocky & Janet Weaver, 1500 N.W. Wildwood Drive, Blue Springs, MO open and ready for that all important ingredient, “you.” firstname.lastname@example.org Bingo is up and down but one thing it is always in need of is your volunteerism. HoME IMPRovEMENTS Please come and be a part of our Bingo team at 6:00 pm every Thursday. Even if its BRUCE BROSKO – AAA Lifetime Exterior Remodeling ................. .(816) 589-6909 one week out of the month we will be glad to have you. See Harold Jackson our Bingo Siding – Windows – Roofs – Decks – Sun Rooms Chairman or Dom Timbers our Kitchen Chairman. www.aaalifetimeexterior.com We can’t say enough about our Ladies. Thank you for all you do to make this a successful club and avid supporters of our hospitals. Our Ham & Bean & Chili & INSuRANcE Cornbread Dinner was a successful fundraiser thanks to all of our volunteers and very CARLETON VOORHIES STATE FARM AGENCY ................................(816) 741-3558 delicious food. Kudos to everyone involved. Stay in touch for upcoming dinners and Auto Home Life Health Insurance fundraisers. Remember our Spring Dance on Saturday the 16th of April. You may pur- www.parkvilleagent.com chase advance tickets from your favorite Noble. The cost will be $20 per couple or $10 RoofING for singles. Cedar Creek will be the Band, so come with dancing on your mind. RON’S ROOFING, Ron & Vonda Williams ......................................... (816) 252-9496 Keep our sick and disabled in your prayers and lift them up everyday. Remember 15632 E. 24 Highway, Independence, MO 64050 those in service to this great country. They need you more than ever. If you can come out and donate a few hours to the upkeep of our Golf Course, see Lee Weir our Course Super. He has a lot of little fixes he can steer your help to. Remember our first Saturday of the month Breakfasts. All you can eat for $5.00. Ole Cars By dICK LEWIS, SCRIBE APRIL CALENDAR O ur March meeting was held at the Temple on Monday, March 7, 2011 with all Tuesday thru Sunday .........................Bar Open ...............................................3:00 pm – Officers and 12 members present for a total of 16. Our Past Director and Past Thursdays ..................... Bingo (Horse Races start 5:30 pm) ......................... 6:30 pm - Potentate Ill. Sir Don Price announced that the Arch Presentation will again be April 2 .......................................Shrine Club Breakfast ................... 7:30 am – 10:30 am presented during the Spring Ceremonial on May 21st in the Woody Bennett Audito- April 12 .......................................... Fun Kor Meeting ...........................................7:00 pm rium. Further details will follow. He further suggested that a new group photo should April 12 .....................................Shrine Ladies Meeting.......................................7:00 pm be taken including all members of our unit. April 16 .............................................Spring Dance...............................................8:00 pm In the March issue of the Shrine News I failed to mention two of our charter April 27 ………… Board of Director’s Meeting ...............................................7:00 pm members who were also involved in the restoration of our old party truck; Past Direc- April 27 .............................. General Membership Meeting ................................7:30 pm tors Nobles Ed Thomson and Herman Scharhag. I apologize for omitting their names. April 29 ................................ Shrine Club Dinner Meeting ..... 6pm Social, 7pm Dinner We are pleased to an- nounce that during our March meeting Noble Craig Barham Antique Auto Club was elected to membership in our unit. Noble Craig is the By THE PHAnTOM son of our Past Director Noble T he regular February meeting was held at the Temple on Monday, February 28th, Don Barham and Lady Marga- with 14 members, Ambassador, and Liaison present. The minutes and treasurer’s ret. He has been a member of reports were approved as read. Ararat Shrine since 1979 and President Dale Walters urged all members to attend as many parades as possible is now the proud owner of the 1964 Chevrolet Corvair convertible which his father this year. The parade schedule was handed out at the January meeting. Parades are a drove and displayed for many years. We will all be pleased to see it again on the parade great time for showing off vehicles and fellowship with club members and families. route. He and his Lady Suzie reside in Independence, MO. Members are also reminded to bring insurance information to the Temple before the In this issue we highlight the beautiful 1974 Chevrolet Camaro pictured above and first parade. owned by our Secretary/Treasurer Noble Mike Aulgur and Lady Rachel. This vehicle Butch Johnson and Gary Seger reported on plans for the Spring Swap Meet with was awarded a 99% score in the Antique Class competition at CSSA in Oklahoma City the dates of April 8th, 9th, and 10th. They asked for help, especially needing haulers last year, and helped our unit win a first place trophy. Noble Mike always presents his and spotters. Camaro in showroom condition in all parades and events. It is equipped with a 350 The Annual Club Dust-Off will tentatively be going to the Airport Museum fol- cubic inch v/8 engine, power brakes, steering and automatic transmission. lowed by lunch at Paul & Jack’s in North Kansas City on either Saturday, April 23rd, Our get well list includes Noble Jim McAfoose who had major back surgery re- or Saturday, 30th. Members are encouraged to drive their vehicles. cently and is now recovering at his Florida home. We wish him good health and a full It sure is nice to have part of the Snowbirds back in town. recovery. www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 23 Our Illustrious Potentate BJ Richardson Shrine. Each Noble of Ararat Shrine is urged has decreed that a caravan shall be formed at the to bring a Nomad for this class and to join this Temple for the purpose of elevating certain faith- Caravan and witness these faithful Nomads ful Nomads to the brotherhood as they cross the Hot Sands of the of the Ancient Arabic Desert on our traditional Order of the No- visit to the sacred city bles of the Mystic of MECCA. Attest: Michael E.Wheeler, Recorder Aleikum Es Selamu BJ Richardson, Potentate ARARAT SHRInE SPRInG CEREMOnIAL MAY 20-21, 2011 FRIdAy, MAy 20 PUB CRAWL (cAndidAteS, nobLeS & LAdieS) casual dress 7:00 pm Meet in bennett Auditorium 7:00-9:00 pm Membership Committee will direct new candidates, nobles and ladies to start the Pub Crawl in the garages, south parking lot, patio & bennett Auditorium 9:00-11:00 pm Return to bennett Auditorium for introduction to the Shrine, comments from Illustrious Sir b.J. Richardson, music and dance. ALL cLUbS, UnitS, nobLeS And LAdieS ARe inVitied to PARticiPAte SATURdAy MAy 21 CEREMOnIAL business casual dress 9:30-10:00 a.m. 10:00-10:30 a.m. Divan meet in 22 FOR last lobby SEE PAGE Divan Office forfront minute business and instruction Candidate Registration in the MORE DETAILS! 10:30-11:00 a.m. Mentor’s and Top line Signers meet in the Truman Room 11:00-11:15 a.m. Class Photos in front of the stage in bennett Auditorium 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Invocation Presentation of colors Pledge of Allegiance National Anthem Introduction of Past Potentates, Dignitaries and Divan Introduction of Class Honoree Potentate’s Comments Oration Ritual Cast First Ceremonial Section 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. lUNCH 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Second Section 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Introduction of Candidates and their ladies or Top line Signer Fezzing by Illustrious Sir b.J. Richardson 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Arch Degree Program 4:30 p.m. Closing comments from Illustrious Sir b.J. Richardson LAdIES SPRInG CEREMOnIAL LUnCHEOn SCHEdULE 11:00 - 12:00 a.m. Social 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.. lunch in A & b 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Introduction of Divan and ladies Comments from Illustrious Sir b.J. Richardson 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Program and Guest Speaker 3:00 p.m. Meet New Candidates and Nobles in bennett Auditorium for the remainder of the Ceremonial (See Above nobles’ Schedule) $16.00 per Lady. Please call the Ararat Shrine Office at 816-923-1975 to make your reservation! ATTENTION NOBLES!!! If you have a candidate for the Spring Ceremonial all petitions and fees must be turned in to the Business Office by May 11, 2011, at 7:00 pm. NO LAST MINUTE PETITIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!
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