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ARARAT SHRINE NEWS VOlUMe 76 JUNe 2011 NUMber 6 Nobody Told Me! BY STEVE DOWDY T here is a parade unit in Ararat Temple called the Mounted Guard. That sounds like they might have a bunch of horses that they like to ride in parades, and I think that’s correct. But they do some other stuff that doesn’t have much to do with horses or any other kind Bass Tournament of “mount.” I think they should be given Highlights a little recognition for the other work that they do to support our Temple. The biggest fundraiser that they run is called the Ararat Mounted Guard Buddy Bass Tournament. If you’ve ever been to our circus, you’ve probably seen some of these same Nobles just inside the front door, stand- ing on little towers up above the crowd, selling Circus Programs. They’ve sold a whole, big, bunch of programs over the years. They’re always there. They also spend a lot of money sponsoring a special circus performance for kids. They always fill the auditorium with kids; mostly grade school kids. It’s really interesting, or moving, or inspir- ing to stand there and watch 8,000 young people sing the Nation Anthem. It’s fun to simply watch and listen to all of the future Nobles and Ladies laughing and screaming for the Circus act. It’s im- pressive to look around the darkened au- ditorium as all of these kids wave their lighted swords and wands. The Mounted Guard does all of this stuff, and you might guess that they must be pretty successful at raising money if they can pay for all that they do. The biggest fundraiser that they run is called the Ararat Mounted Guard Buddy Bass Tournament. Noble Jack Requested Address Service Everly was the Chairman in 2011, as he was in 2010. It’s really an impressive bit Permit No. 595 of work, and it raises most of the money Kansas City, Mo. the Mounted Guard needs. It also works PA I D the Mounted Guard members pretty hard, Kansas City, MO 64129-1998 and not just for one weekend. The Bass US Postage 5100 Ararat Drive Non-Profit Org. CONTINUES, ON PAGE 9 Ararat Shrine REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING NOTICES A r A r AT S H r I N e 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, Missouri WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011 2011 DIVAN SHrINe ClUb DIreCTOrS b.J. richardson ...............Illustrious Potentate Charley Swafford ................................Director ~ AND ~ richard Floyd ........................... Chief Rabban Vern Hilliard ........................ Assistant Director Dave bushakra ................... Assistant Rabban Art Kinder............................ Assistant Director WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011 Wayne Spencer ............High Priest & Prophet larry Potter ......................... Assistant Director Maurice Camerlynck, Jr ........... Oriental Guide 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 balloting on Petitions Shaun robinson .............................. District III 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 2011 Card Required • Wear Your Fez bill lutman .....................Captain of the Guard Ken Sisemore .................................District VII randy berry................................ Outer Guard 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 b.J. richardson ...............Illustrious Potentate rex Nolen ........................................... Clowns richard Floyd ........................... Chief Rabban To Be Announced ..................... Concert Band Dave bushakra ................... Assistant Rabban Jerry McClary ..........................Director’s Staff Articles for July issue due by Wayne Spencer ............High Priest & Prophet Paul Clampitt ................. Drum & Bugle Corps Chuck Hotchkiss ............................... Greeters JUNE 10, 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 July Shrine News. Dave bushakra ................... Assistant Rabban Jared Hargrave ........................ Mini Model T’s Greg Kennedy ............................ Motor Corps firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2011 richard Floyd ........................... Chief Rabban ron berg ...............................................Patrol Celebrating Our 27th 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Jim runyan......................... Assistant Director SHrINe NeWS ...................Jim Kerns, Editor ARARAT SHRINE NEWS Ararat Shrine News is published monthly by Ararat Shrine Temple, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64129. Standard Presort Postage is PAID at Kansas City, Missouri Permit 595. Advertising rates: Contact 816-923-1975 2 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS JUNE 2011 Pote’s Notes! 2011 PARADE SCHEDULE BY B.J. RICHARDSON DATE LINE-UP TIME / PARADE TIME LOCATION JUNE 11 ....................................... 10:00 am / 11:00 am .................................Warsaw, MO Hello Nobles and Ladies, JUNE 25 ....................................... 10:00 am / 11:00 am ............................... Boonville, MO I’m writing this on the afternoon of Ararat’s first Pub Crawl JULY 2........................................... 10:00 am / 11:00 am ................................... Clinton, MO that was to be held out in the barns and the areas outside. With that I am also looking at a chance of rain off and on for the ENTIRE evening. Oh JULY 4 (Volunteer) ...................... 10:00 am / 11:00 am ..........................Sugar Creek, MO Well! A little rain never hurt anyone; I bet we will have fun no matter what! Saturday’s AUGUST 11 (Volunteer) ............... 5:00 pm / 6:00 pm .................................... Sedalia, MO Ceremonial currently has 21 new candidates that will cross the hot sands to join us in AUGUST 20 ................................... 9:00 am / 10:00 am ................................. Parkville, MO support of our hospitals and fraternity. I know when I speak with many of you, there is a common thread of not wanting to constantly hear about our financial situation or that we AUGUST 20 .................................... 3:00 pm / 4:00 pm ................................ Lexington, MO need new members. With that in mind I will only ask that you not forget those two things SEPTEMBER 1-2-3-4 ............ C.S.S.A (Abdallah Shrine) ..................Overland Park, KS and I will try to continue offering information of a more personal value. Last month I SEPTEMBER 10........................... 10:00 am / 11:00 am ................................Edgerton, MO covered the 7 P’s in goal planning, this month with the spring and summer season on us I thought I would remind you of some emergency preparedness tips. First I will outline SEPTEMBER 16-17-18......................SWAP MEET ............................. Lee’s Summit, MO how to create a Basic Emergency Plan and then I will cover how to construct a Disaster SEPTEMER 24 .............................. 9:00 am / 10:00 am .............................American Royal Lineup: West side of Liberty Memorial Supply Kit . First, creating a Basic Emergency Plan – Having a plan is one of the most impor- OCTOBER 8 ..................................FALL CEREMONIAL................................ Ararat Shrine tant steps you can take in disaster preparedness. Knowing what to do and how to do it OCTOBER 29 ......................... FESTIVAL OF CHAMPIONS .................Warrensburg, MO can help your family prepare for disasters with less worry, fear and uncertainty. NOVEMBER 17-20 ................................ CIRCUS ............................Municipal Auditorium • Decide what you and your family would do in each potential emergency situation. • Draw a floor plan of your home showing escape routes. • Choose a place away from your neighborhood where family members can meet in Customer Service Center 816.795.9933 case you are separated and cannot return home due to a disaster. www.BlueRidgeBank.com • Identify a friend or relative who lives out of the area for family members to contact if you are separated. • Post emergency numbers by every phone and teach children how to dial 911. • Know how to shut off the water, gas and electricity at the main switches in your Serving Jackson County since 1958. home. • Check that your insurance policies are up-to-date and provide good coverage. Competitive CD Rates • Estate Planning • Safe Deposit Boxes Secondly, prepare a Disaster Supply Kit – Having a disaster supply kit ready to Italian Night! take with you at a moment’s notice ensures that you will have the necessary supplies no matter how fast you may need to evacuate. Pack supplies in duffel bags or backpacks and keep them in a designated place. Your kit will also come in handy if you must take shelter in your home. This list will help ensure that your disaster kit includes all the es- sentials. Every Wednesday in the Ararat Restaurant! • Water: Pack at least one gallon per person, per day for at least three days. Store water in tightly sealed, non-breakable plastic, fiberglass or enamel-lined metal contain- ers. Change your water every six months. • Food: Pack enough food to last each family member at least three days. Include • Build Your Own Pasta Bowl canned and boxed foods because they require little preparation and can stay good for • Cooked on the Spot Only • Choice of Sauce, Pasta, long periods of time. Remember to bring a manual can opener or to buy food in self- opening cans. Pack food in sealed metal or plastic containers. Replace food every six Noodles & Vegetables $9.95! months. Include foods for infants and family members with special diets. •5 May 2010ARARATSHRINE NEWSshoes and socks for each person. • Tools and Equipment Served with Salad and Breadsticks • Battery-powered radio • Blankets or a sleeping bag for each • Flashlights person UNITS • First aid kit • Spare batteries AND CLUBS • Personal Items • Personal identification • Resealable plastic bags • Copies of birth and marriage certifi- • Washcloths and towels cates, inventory of household goods, BLUE SPRINGS SHRINE CLUB • Paper cups, plates and plastic utensils. • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, de- bank accout numbers and other impor- tant documents. odorant and any other toiletries.By Fred Harle, P.P. • Maps • Heavy-duty plastic garbage bags • Extra car and house keys Call Me for Special Rates for Shriners! They of clothing “April extra pair of • Change always say, and an Showers Bring •Thank you ladies for continuing to share Prescription medications As close to Well, here make sure you BSSC with all the rest of us. MayaFlowers.” this article, it is April 10th, understand the difference between Severe haven’t seen much rain here (thunderstorms/Tornados are LIKELYFickle arrangedSe- Thunderstorm/Tornado Watch in our great Our President, Bill to occur) and a spectacular program for our spotted and vere Thunderstorm/Tornado Warning (thunderstorms/tornados have been entertainment. city of Blue Springs, MO, but you know what, if you are like storm are in danger.) Jordan Mitchell, a member of DeMolay, people in the path of theme those May flowersMostly make sure that you and your family are prepared, we wouldn’t want anyone in our Shrine family to be in harm’s way. Thank are already starting to bloom. You know presented a Ceremony of Life in full form. for the I’m talking about, Potentate. youthe kindprivilege to be yourthose pretty lit- Wow, super impressive, you could hear a Illustrious Sir, BJ Richardson 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- 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 | 3 ARARAT SHRINE NEWS 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. HOSPitAL NEwS Remembering Dr. Paul Manske... Hospital System Surgeon who could make a thumb Heroes D r. Manske was in charge of orthopedic surgery at St. Louis Shri- For the month of April the following Nobles have ners Hospital for Children. sponsored children into the Shrine Hospitals. If He developed and perfected the technique of making a thumb your name has never appeared in this column, con- from an index finger, said Dr. Perry L. Schoenecker, chief of staff at sider getting involved. It will not only change your Shriners. He could make an arm, too. But he was known for his thumbs. life, but will be a life changing experience for a Some children are born without thumbs. An estimated one in 600 chil- child and his family. dren is born with a missing finger or other congenital hand abnormality. Marvin Cass During a three to five hour operation, Dr. Manske could make a finger Ron Cunliffe-Owen into a thumb for a child who had none. He changed the lives of thou- sands of children born with abnormalities. He helped untold thousands Hospital Van more through the hundreds of surgeons he trained as the former head of orthopedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Drivers Dr. Paul R. Manske died April 20, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He was 72 and had lived in Clayton. Although he was diagnosed with If you are a member of Ararat Shrine you are lymphoma about a year ago, friends said he was able to perform surgery encouraged to call the Hospital Transportation Of- as recently as three months ago. fice (816) 923-5429 or (816) 923-1319 and become He was known for his ability to calm screaming children. Perhaps that was because he was so calm himself; one of those men who transport our children to the colleagues say the angriest they ever heard the lanky 6-foot-4-inch surgeon was when he uttered a rare “dang.” St. Louis Hospital. This will be one of the most re- Dr. Manske could perform the most delicate surgery on the tiniest of fingers. Colleagues say watching him in warding activities you will ever experience. the operating room was like witnessing a master watchmaker perform at the top of his craft. We encourage every man in Ararat to become a In 2009, Dr. Manske and Dr. Charles Goldfarb operated on a 4-year-old boy from Guatemala who was born driver. It will require you to go to your State Driv- with three arms: one on the right and two on his left side. The partly formed left arms performed completely er’s License Office and obtain a copy of your driv- different functions, with the bottom arm complementing the top arm. During a five-hour operation at St. Louis ing record. As a matter of fact, all drivers need to Shriners Hospital for Children, the two surgeons were able to “reroute” the nerves and vascular tissue, join the bring their records up to date in this manner. humerus bones of the top and bottom arms and fuse them together to provide feeling and function. It was the A big Thank You to the following Nobles who surgical equivalent of a home run. have driven the Hospital Van in the month of March. To relax after a day of rigorous surgery, Dr. Manske made pillows and rugs. “He was an amazing needle John Abbott Arnold Parker pointer,” said Sandra “Sam” Manske, his wife of 35 years. Ed Aylward Vernon Phillip (The above is an edited version of an article that appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Ernest Conner Howard Silvers Ron Cunliffe-Owen Larry Sweeny Steve Hanchette Bert Torrey Clifford Hubert Doug Urie Bob Markle Rich Willdermood 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 JUNE 2011 S S Community Support jUNE/jULY S everal employees of the law firm Schook, Hardy and Bacon, LLC located at B EVENt CALENDAR 2555 Grand Blvd. in Kansas City, MO have been afforded the opportunity of UB UB participating in Casual Fridays at their workplace. This opportunity is not pro- vided without cost. Each participant must contribute $5.00 for the privilege of being allowed to wear casual clothing to work on Fridays. The money collected each month June 3 ...................................................liberty SC Golf Outing re in Call Me for Special April Shriners! is donated to a charity or worthwhile cause Callthe area. ForRates for2011 the selected Call Me for Special Rates for Shriners! o share recipient was the Ararat Shrine Hospital PatientMe for Special Rates for Shriners! share June 5 ..............................................................Hillbilly Degree Transportation Fund. Sheila Janes, representing the Records Management Team of Schook, Hardy and June 8 ............................................................. Temple Meeting aed a a ged Bacon, whose son is a former patient of Shriners Hospitals for Children, contacted Ar- June 10 .........................................................bike Night - Patio ent. ainment. inment. arat Recorder, Noble Mike Wheeler and explained the premise of the project and asked y, June 11 ........................................................... Warsaw Parade Molay, olay, rm. if anyone from the Shrine would be willing to stop by and accept a donation collected June 13 ........................................Wings of Mercy Golf Classic ull form. ll form. r hear for this purpose. Noble Mike met with Ms. Janes and graciously accepted $1,095.00 d a aa hear June 17 .......................................................Ararat’s big Dance such such on behalf of the Hospital Patient Transportation Fund. Many, many thanks for the kind hear ear such June 18 & 19 .............................................. Gun & Knife Show generosity of the employees of this firm for supporting our important cause. June 24 .........................................................bike Night - Patio , spect, pect, e the old old tut the old SUPERIOR TREE SERVICES SUPERIOR TREE SERVICES SUPERIOR TREE SERVICES June 25 ......................................................... boonville Parade July 2 ................................................................Clinton Parade mple l ll temple temple SpringNight andsoare the storms. Friday isiscoming andprepared? storms. Spring iscoming andsoso are the storms. Spring coming Are YOU are the Are YOU prepared? Are YOU prepared? July 4 .......................................................Sugar Creek Parade Bike Night pecial ecial e we nd d we CALLUS! CALLUS! CALLUS! July 2-7 ............................................ 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Ararats big Dance Tree and Stump JUNE 10 & 24 • 6 pm-Midnight Any Bobcat orBucket Truck (65 ft) Work * **Any Bobcat orBucketTruck (65 ft) Work d Any Bobcat orBucket Truck (65 ft) Work July 16 ............................................................Patrol Steak Fry hn had n had andand 10% DISCOUNTTO SENIORS && VETERANS July 22 ......................................................... bike Night – Patio art and eart 10% DISCOUNTTO SENIORS & VETERANS 10% DISCOUNTTO SENIORS VETERANS July 22-31 ................................Potentate’s Trip to Yellowstone tabout bout okay kay Riley Vance Riley Vance Riley Vance Shawn Vance Shawn Vance Shawn Vance and the Dakotas 816-872-6200 816-935-3137SpEcIAlS EvENING 816-935-3137 816-935-3137 816-872-6200 816-872-6200 of of part art of otta. rargotta. gotta. D O N AT E C A R S ! D O N AT E C D O N AT E C A R S ! 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Kirby. rby. www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 5 Membership Matters BY ROD MCGRATH, MeMberSHIP CHAIrMAN promptly when we should have. time it takes to get a Noble through the Men, I know you are trying to share Blue Lodge. I love the enthusiasm A the Shrine with your friends, but you Noble has when ceremonial is two weeks Membership W Totals elcome all newly initiated No- must strike when the iron is hot! Get your away and he has a candidate! LOL! We bles! What a great time at the candidate’s petition turned in as soon as need that enthusiasm ALL the time! It “Pub Crawl”! I think it was a possible. Period! You owe it to him to do takes a couple months for a candidate to 4/21/11– 2011 big hit with everybody. It was really en- so. If you wait to turn in the petition un- go through the Blue Lodge in most cases. 5/20/11 YTD joyable to watch our entire membership til the ceremonial, you know something I know in some instances when all the Creations 0 0 bond and have a lot of fun together. All is bound to come up. Something comes stars are aligned it can happen in a few the Units and Clubs were really having a up and he reallocates his dues money. weeks. But realistically it takes a couple Affiliations 0 6 good time. I think that was a cleansing ex- He plans something else the date of the months. Prepare and plan for it. Don’t restorations 1 13 perience in itself. ceremonial, because he forgot. He loses stop recruiting just because we had a cer- Associates 0 0 I hope we carry this momentum his enthusiasm become another branch of emonial two weeks ago, “Strike while the Associates Dropped 0 2 throughout the summer and right on in to Freemasonry has captured his interest. If iron is hot”! Deceased 11 53 CSSA in Overland Park. That is why peo- you get his initiation fee and petition as Let’s rock the Fall Ceremonial like it Demitted 0 3 ple join the Shrine because of evenings soon as possible and get it vot- hasn’t seen in years. Let’s 3 Suspended 0 0 like the Pub Crawl. A lot of laughter and ed on, he will build with en- turn it upside down. Let’s perhaps a tall tale or two might have been thusiasm and excitement wait- ONE IN start right now. Let’s con- resigned 0 1 heard! Nobles and Ladies, that’s how we ing for “His Ceremonial Day”! tinue to recruit and turn Total Gain (loss) -10 -40 do it! Yoo Hoo!!! My Brothers, you cannot petitions in immediately. Total Membership = 3,402 I have one giant point I’d like to procrastinate. You cannot wait Let’s pull together and cre- as of May 20, 2011 make this month and that is “Strike while until the last minute to allow ate an exciting experience the iron is hot!” I know many of you have him to join. Fuel his fire and for our candidate by al- worked really hard helping men become let the anticipation build. Especially since lowing the anticipation to build for a few Ararat Membership Masons. I know many of you were caught you only have the temple meeting to get months. Let’s strike while the iron is hot! January 1, 2011 = 3,442 off guard when your candidate couldn’t his petition read. No exceptions will be Fraternally, make the Spring Ceremonial. And be- made to vote on a petition except by the Rod McGrath www.BeAShrinerNow.com lieve me; I heard a lot of reasons. And entire Nobility. And we know this; so let’s Membership Chairman they were good reasons too. But the over- “Strike while the iron is hot! 816-651-7636 whelming condition is that we did not act This also pertains to the length of Rmcgrath@kc.rr.com Circus Insulated Ed Says: Bags “Help Support the Hospital Transportation Program by Recycling Small Bag at Ararat Shrine” 8 $ H ospital Chairman Ed Stowell is seen at left, with the in- side scoop on how recycling your old papers can help us provide transportation to the Shriners Hospitals for “our kids.” The money that is received from recycling goes directly to our Hospital Patient Transportation Fund. Use the bright yellow and green paper retrievers in Ararat’s south parking lot. If you have any questions, call the Hospital Office: 816-923-1319. Large Bag $ 10 6 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS JUNE 2011 RARATSHRINE NEWS • 7 UNITS FoodU B S CLAND From the Desk of & NEWS • 7 Provost Marshal Wine Chuck DeGroff S AND CLUBS ORIENTAL BAND In Loving Memory of Walter L. Doughe I think the warm weather has come to stay, except for the 4/24/1919 – 4-01-2010 Springfield, M spring monsoons! With the warmer weather comes another By Dave Wilbanks, Scribe BY STEVE DOWDY thing to watch Missed Dearly By in Cycles He Will Befor, motorcycles. As our brothersthe Croft Fa RIENTAL BAND Memory motorcycle in warm Dougherty In Loving tell you, riding a of Walter L.weather is more than fun. and Motor Escort can L in the month of May, which means GREATBIG THANK YOU,” from President Waco a motorcycle – have to be extra vigilant, because you not MA ast time we got together, we talked labels, as well as a dented capsule caused When4/24/1919 you4-01-2010 Springfield, only have to riding more common by the cork pushing up from below. The ride the bike, you have to drive everyone’s vehicle around you. With GPS systems, car about some of theScribe By Dave Wilbanks, had He little louder Missed Dearly By the Croft have to divide s started. Hope that everyoneyou wish and the rest ofelevate well. heat facilitated stereos aWill Be than need be, and the infamous cell phone, drivers Family things that can make that cork will us as due to and Richmond. uri Cityyou had never touched that bottle. It’s expansion of thethe month of wine that Hmmmm, let’sSome are up to it, others are not. Now how about wine below. A April? their attention. ay, which means when you’ve In THANK YOU,”reported should be Waco GREATBIG a small It wasthese signs that our avoided. Waco, Several years ago I had a good friend that was out riding. He was doing everything uple of months for a minute. spent see! shows from President President even worse who also COMING SOON at everyone had grandson torest of us as well. bass drum, Bubbles: versatile.youHe he was suppose to, helmet on, headlights on, signaled not only with his turn signal, but fortune trying and the O.B. nder brought his to impress someone. plays the Unwanted is very Unless can scratch NEW LOCATION mond. him and made him welcome.about the month oneahand andwine, you should hand signal also. He was makingSMITHVILLE,MO car. The sixteen meet Now well his back with of sparkling continue to I’m sure that you arehow aware that are drinkingApril? Hmmmm, let’splay well with a left turn and probably saw the other COMING SOON a minute. In problems fromwas reported that our President Waco, who also year old driver said she saw him, knew he was turning, but thought she could “beat” those two see! It last month are not notice anything that goes fizz. Oc- njoy watching his granddad play, go wrong casionally, however, a bottle of wine will him. He lost his life, and left behind a wife and two daughters one of which is a special the other. Who knew? randson to the only things that can drum, is very versatile. He can scratch not O.B. plays the bass NEW LOCATION made Art little with wine. ght have when you’readealingnervous. Some of another a smallthe O.B. would like to welcome A needless death, due to inexperience and inattention. On contain note, amount of yeast cells that needs child. de him welcome. his back with one hand and continue to play well with SMITHVILLE,MO granddad play,his grandson Who back are Don Lanning. He took a trip my that got startedmost disastrous other. have occurredNoblestill alive. Under the right conditions,to England road, give motorcycles as much room as you would another vehicle, if not the events knew? On the t a little after drinking some that we note, little while but had totocome to life and more. Always It seemed Canada.nervous. to meabsolutely wonderful the dormant cells willcome back because he did remember, if a car loses control it will spin and do strange things, but the On another for a the O.B. would like welcome Mason in shall not discuss those times. have start metabolizingtrip stay longer. ster grandson I the works. Noble Don Lanning. He tookableany to England He said that he six thousand pounds of metal around them. If a motorcycle loses con- his wine. back not a visa to be a to remaining sugar, driver still has There are still a few common faults producing carbon dioxide as a result. trol, the rider is now in close contact with Mother Earth, and there is nothing around char- was having a great back onth we also lost our last little while but had to come time over therehe didhis wife, and ed to me that we province of the wine and The carbon dioxidebecause with that are the for a moves into solution him or her to protect them. When making turns onto roadways, pay closer attention to Noble Loren Lundy. He diminish both your able to stay longer.effervescence toin all the tripmotorcycle is coming. In moderate to heavy traffic you are looking at the cars he works. got be and see his slight well. So all the not have a visa toto go and imparts a son as He said that he see if a which will severley 100, a and was g age of pleasure milestonehaving as may have wine. short but rarely enough and spent. trucks, a motorcycle is easy to miss. Remember, since a motorcycle is smaller than a bon time over There with his wife, well st our last char- your reputation a great vi- been there is the time wasresidual and our and good ust. Allvant. prayersgot to go and see histo touchwell. Soto turn the Swap Meet, thecar, its speed is more difficult to judge. undy. He yeast, a sugar, all in dry red or white a O.B. Just son as or little bit on aall the trip of his family. He was one milestone that a pretty the time was well spent. with have been short into a true bubbly, to it can result areas We’ll start may a problem had is not but good turnout but help in all in a de- from the Follow these easy rules and everyone will enjoy driving in the warm weather. As was, since most wagon tectablethe Swap Meet, thedescribed level of trash. often O.B. as bad as it once Just to touch aof us bit picking up bubbles, President Wacoalways, be safe. the rest in good rayers and every way possible. pop little to on would He was one system known as air as prickly in all areas from have that wonderful a pretty good turnout ato helpfeeling on the tongue the had Fraternally Yours, just like to say, “THANKS GUYS.” He couldn't have conditioning. Although any of these faults can ruin Chuck DeGroff, Provost Marshal ery way possible. pop wagon done it without us. Saturday was the best day. It was trash. President Waco would about the O.B. Spring Wines in to picking upwine, none of them are physiologically Cooked Wine: this catego- a just like crowded but we GUYS.” He couldn't have en the best turnout damaged by to say, “THANKS all managed make the wine taste ry have been we have excessive heat, harmful. They may to make it through. B. Spring exhibitingdone an undesirable “cooked” bad, butbusy,will not day. It was Sunday Saturday they but still a pretty Cer- co still did an outstanding it without us. was not as was the bestcause harm. good turnout. thus we haveThat’scrowded invented wine tain wines the Oriental Band to all urnout did make it really they but we allthe nobles to maketo be more susceptibleof the e who quality. why So from managed of seem it through. n outstandingwhere the wine stayed reasonably to but still athan others, but turnout. Sunday pretty ff and job well done,” to was not as busy, these flawsmake it,good you should Hope cellars, nobles that were able to GREATJOB! make it reallyCookingSo from the nobles of the Orientalwine is to all of the cool. can occur while a wine note that no Band above the damage ot forget our ladies for to see you in the fall for the next one. well done,” to across the ocean in hot cargo to makeby any or all of these factors. journeys nobles that were able caused it, GREATJOB! Hope he backcontainers. To to see you in the fall forsafe. you one. “A ur ladiesof Bennett;prevent this problem, mostbe When next encounter a tainted wine, it for Til then, the Bennett; “A wine importers will pay extra is your right and responsibility to return reputable Til then, be safe. money for temperature controlled cargo it for credit or a new bottle. It should be holds. We Americans frequently avoid returned within 24 hours of opening the S OWN COUNTRY CLASSICS the problem by buying American wines. bottle, if possible. The wine merchant OWN COUNTRY CLASSICS Then we only need to worry about hot will most likely sample the wine and trucks. If you buy your wines at Bubba’s come to the same conclusion and then By Jeff Davis, Scribe Freight Salvage, you might find that Bub- offer a replacement or credit. If you en- Jeff Davis, Scribe Byba avoided that extra cost of refrigerated counter a tainted bottle while dining, the “Look Fortunately, Ceremonial. This is fundraiser for the Temple so g titled,transport. at Us.” there are signs that samearules apply. Do not hesitate to re- “Look at Us.” ,heme for this month. Ceremonial.on out,is turn the bottle, requestTemple so ask come This enjoy some good the another and/or can alert you to a cooked wine, without a fundraiser for music and help the or to month. busy all bottle. out, can look donations. of the help the oingthisbe veryto opencome Temple enjoyyourfor good music andSommelier before having the on You with some the opinion for seepage in Temple of wine stained demanding a replacement. be very busy all the form with your donations. And, of course, we love playing at the Warsaw Abdallah Shrine’s And, of course, we love playing at the Warsaw have as Shrine Club’s pre parade party on June 4th. We Shrine’s bdallahgreat party and his is a much fun as parade party on June 4th. We for all Shrine Club’s prethey do and really enjoy playinghave asof a great party and Program Speakers much fun as they do and really enjoy playing for all of ave been very good to the Ladies and Nobles. een very good to the Ladies and Nobles. them every year. That should bring things up to date. Til next m every year. playing for the Available! That should bring things up to date. month…….. Til next ARARAT SHRINE BINGOARARAT SHRINE BINGO $5 OFF COUPON ying for the month…….. The Ararat Hospital Office has speakers available to come to your meetings to speak about the Shrine Hos- $5 OFF COUPON pitals o the Ararat Telemedicine Room. For more infor- This coupon is worth $5 off This coupon is worth $5 off mation, please call: 816-923-5429 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 | 7 Antique Auto Club L AST CHANCE!!! BY THE PHANTOM T he parade season is off to a good start this year! We had 4 members at the Missouri City parade and 8 members at the Richmond parade. Our May social was held at R.C.’s Steakhouse in Martin City with ten couples attending. The location of the June social will be discussed at our May meeting. This year’s Dust-Off was a tour of the Airport Museum with lunch following at Paul and Jack’s in North Kansas City. Several members joined the group for lunch even though they couldn’t make the tour. A good time was had by all. Butch Johnson thanked all the members for their support at the Swap Meet. The Antique Auto Club was very well represented. Jim Briley was hospitalized, but is now home. We’re sending wishes for a continued recovery. Golf Classic Monday, June 13, 2011 Winterstone Golf Course • Independence, MO Amateur Radio Club BY RONALD NUTTER, SCRIBE This is the 23rd year for our “Wings of Mercy” Golf Classic that supports our B Hospital Transportation Program. Yes, it’s the big one for “our kids” and we y the time this comes out, the Spring Ceremonial will have come and gone. need you because they need you! Yes, ladies are most welcome and have Hopefully the weather will have cooperated and allowed us to use the park- helped make this event so successful over the years. ing lot to greet all of the new Noble candidates. For me this will be very different as I will be seeing the Ceremonial from the other side. For all those that I registration deadline is June 8, 2011. Check in between 7:30 and 8:45 am. spoke with at the Pub Crawl on Friday, I would like to welcome you again to Ara- Shotgun start at 9am. Four player scramble format. $125 per player entry fee rat. There is a lot for you that you can get out of the Shrine. Each of you will have includes green fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Contests include longest drive, my contact information. Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you longest putt and closet to hole on all par threes. Mulligans $10.00 each/$40.00 have. Since I came into Ararat in the Fall of 2010, I too am new. To borrow a line per team. from the Star Trek movies, so if I don’t have an answer, we can learn together. Getting to know others at Ararat can sometimes open up opportunities that Dress code is proper golf attire and spikeless shoes. would have otherwise passed you by. I got a call on Tuesday before the Spring WANTED!...HOLE SPONSORS ($100) AND EVENT Ceremonial from Ed Stowell, Hospital Chairman, letting me know that he had SPONSORS ($300). THANK YOU! THANK YOU! gotten a call from the group that handles the Ritual part of the Ceremonial asking Your club/unit name will be proudly displayed at one of the tee boxes or at if I knew of anyone that could help with part of the sound system that was used the clubhouse as a sponsor. Prize donors are needed …bring prizes to the golf course or drop by Ararat Shrine. during the Ritual part of the program. When I said that I would be glad to help, I found out that I needed to be at Ar- If you can’t play… arat a few hours later (Thanks Ed - remind me to properly thank you when we next Make donations to Wings of Mercy. Any amount is most appreciated! And it meet). For those of you who just went through the Ceremonial, I would encour- is tax deductible. Drop off your donation at Ararat Shrine…or mail to: Ararat age you to be present at the Fall Ceremonial later this year. There will be so much Shrine, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129. Any questions?... that you will have been through that you will pick up on additional information phone 816-923-1975. that might not have sunk in the first time. There are also other ways that you can help with the next Ceremonial such as working with our Membership Chairman, ENTER TODAY! Fill out this form and enclose $125 per player, payable to Rod McGrath, by helping out with carrying in one of the State flags that was done Wings of Mercy Golf. You do not have to be with a full 4 player team. We when you went through your Ceremonial. will pair you up. Thanks for your participation! There are several things that I would like to suggest to my new fellow No- bles. Each of you will have received a 2011 Calendar of Events in your new Name:______________________________________ Phone: _________________ Nobles packet. Keep that book handy as you learn your way around the Shrine. It will have phone numbers and contact info for each of the clubs and units that Address: ____________________________________________________________ make up the Shrine. Visit Ararat’s website and subscribe to the Daily Buzz so that you can keep up with information as it happens. There are several fund raising Name:______________________________________ Phone: _________________ events coming up later in the year where you can help out and meet other fellow Shriners - the Shrine Swap Meet in September and the Shrine Circus in November Address: ____________________________________________________________ are the two biggies. There are other events held each month that are also op- portunities to help as well as meet others from the Temple. As you will see from Name:______________________________________ Phone: _________________ reading the past newsletters that are on the Ararat website (I would encourage you to read at least the past 6 months to a year for starters), there is a lot going Address: ____________________________________________________________ on at Ararat. Especially while you are deciding what Clubs or Unit that interest you the most, attending the General Temple meetings on the 2nd Wednesday each Name:______________________________________ Phone: _________________ month will help you meet other Nobles and help you get to know others that you met even better. Remember that coming in before the meeting will allow you to Address: ____________________________________________________________ sample the wares of the Ararat Club and engage in some interesting conversations. See you at the next General meeting !! Forward to: Ararat Shrine, 5100 Ararat Dr., Kansas City, MO 64129 8 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS JUNE 2011 CONTINUED, FROM PAGE 1 Mount Moriah & FreemanMount Moriah and you feel like you were just promoted Mounted Guard party barge pulls into the weigh the catch and see who catches the to King of the World. And if you don’t find marina, and the Nobles head for breakfast, most fish. After two days, the team with Tournament is a year-long commitment, Funeral HomeTerrace Park that big guy, well, there’s always tomorrow. and then, maybe a nap. the most pounds of fish wins the big prize, and for that one weekend, it starts early The Mounted Guard version of this The fishermen go to work. I’ve never which was a Street 10507 Holmes Road801 N.W. 108th$28,000 boat and motor outfit in the morning, and ends late at night. It’s pastime attracts about 200 boats (entrants), actually seen anybody catch a fish, but in this year. The second place team won two Kansas City, Missouri 64131Kansas City, Missouri 64155 also a lot of fun for the Nobles and even with two fishermen per boat. They all con- 2011, the contestants caught a total of al- big ATV’s, worth about $7,000 each. more fun for the fishermen. (816) 942-2004(816) 734-5500 gregate in a marina’s cove and wait for the most a ton of largemouth bass in two days. Of course, the BIG winner of the week- If you’ve never experienced a bass Mounted Guard’s man to turn them loose. That’s a pretty good stringer of fish, where end was the 8,000 kids that will get tickets fishing tournament, you’re probably pic- from. Of course, KANSAS to the Ararat Shrine Circus. Or maybe That has been Noble Maurice Camerlynck I comeOFFERINGthese fishermen CITYAREAFAMILIES the turing a few men, and maybe a lady or for several years, and he sends them out in don’t put their catch on a stringer; they go biggest winners were the Nobles of the two, casting a lure into the water every * Complete Funeral Services groups (flights) of 75 boats in less than 15 in a “live well.” There’s a penalty if a fish Mounted Guard, who get to see all of those now and then. That’s not quite the story of * Full Service Flower Shop minutes per flight. The contestants must dies before it gets weighed at the end of kids having fun. The money raised by this big time tournament fishing. not cause a wake until they get out of the the day. So the fishermen try very hard to bass tournament was enough to sponsor that Tournament bass fishing is aero- * Cemetery and Mausoleums marina’s cove, and that’s a real challenge keep them alive until they can be weighed performance, and that’s why the Mounted bic fishing. Get in a boat with about 250 for most of them. The adrenalin is pump- and released. * Full Pre-Arrangements They really want Guard works so hard. horsepower on the transom and race across ing, and they want to get to that favored The fishermen’s work day is * Cremations see that Circus! about 9 those kids to the lake at 70 mph, screech to a halt, and spot before anybody else can get there. hours, and the Mounted Guard’s work day If you ask a Mounted Guard member whip some cove to a froth, and then scream DAVID L. FREEMAN Once they get out of that no-wake zone, is longer. The Nobles hit the lake at about why they do it, they’ll probably tell you across the lake to the next cove that might they turn that 200 to 300 horsepower loose 5:00 am, get the fishermen started, then “because it’s fun.” How can you win any- harbor a 25 pound bass, and do it again. President and they’re on their way. All this happens get to rest for about an hour, or two, and thing more than sending kids to the circus Sometimes you find Grampa Big Bass, “Serving Kansas City Since 1922” about 6:00 AM! After about an hour, the then back to work until the time comes to while having so much fun? RAKLA SHRINE CLUB By Ernie Taylor, Scribe We finally had great weather for our Dave, incidentally, won the 50/50 draw- meeting in April: no rain, no snow, no 20 ing, but that was in no way connected to 10• ARARATSHRINE NEWS May 2010 degrees and windy! Not that the weather the invitation. We would never use any HJ-03f1_Shrine_ad2OL.pdf 1 5/13/11 8:37 AM had ever discouraged our members. We sort of bribery to get Dave and Nora to fix had the same great turnout, be the weath- fish for us! UNITS er good or not so good! CLUBS A N D Our guest speaker was Sally Nance, Dignitaries attending this month were Administrator for the Excelsior Springs C SHRINE CLUB SEDALIA Lady Hospital. She gave us a brief history on Liaison Officer Dave Bushakra and M Molly, and Ambassador Curt Karnes and the hospital and all the improvements Y By Ron Hinkle, Scribe Greetings two couples to all repre- they have be a part of your new Lady Sue. Theseand good tidingstruly of our Have fun and made, and theclub. independent CM Ladies and and good fellowship for sent good worksNobles. We hope our article MY living center completed recently. Bingo is still a little slow, and the econo- finds you we good spirits. Spring seems the Shrine and all inlook forward each CY Our t help. It’s still will be held again at my doesn’ May meetingfloating and to always bring on a renewed vigor for the requires the same amount of volunteerism. month to seeing them. find yourself over- Catricks Café spare on Monday If you have time to in Lawson. Tell your CMY coming year . If you whelmed with to welcome vigor Dave evenings from 6:00 pm till ---fun and fellowship We were happy all this renewedback and Masonic friends what contact our K the place to channel it. spirit we have just They brought back and Nora Hutchison. we have, and bring someone can Bingo Chairman, Ron Bush, or if you with you to The Sedalia Shrine Club can use your spare help in the kitchen on Monday evenings, time. of fish and invited us to their a “truckload”Come in and put your talents and the next Timbers or contact Donmeeting. Shirley Wiley. We Mount Moriah & FreemanMount Moriah Moriah Mount Moriah & Freeman Mount energies to good use. We need fish homefor the June meeting and a you! fry! would like to take this time to thank all of Funeral Home Terrace Park Our golfing public is taking off and none our Bingo volunteers. You are a Godsend. Funeral HomeTerrace Park 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. 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 (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 enjoy it. 15th. Larry Foster, Director, reminds all OFFERING KANSAS CITY AREA FAMILIES If you have a spare morning till noon, we Fun-Kor members that 2010 dues were due OFFERING KANSAS CITYAREAFAMILIES * Complete Funeral Services 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 only involves using a cash register and ings to be aware of upcoming parades and * Full Service Flower Shop * Cemetery and Mausoleums greeting our players and meeting their golf- parade line-up times. * Full Pre-Arrangements * Cemetery and Mausoleums * Cremations ing needs. If you have no experience we’ll Our Ladies are still having game nights * Full Pre-Arrangements show you. It’s easy and you’ll be doing so come in and play and have a good time. * Cremations your club a large favor. Everything helps us All proceeds go to our hospitals. Come in DAVID L. FREEMAN DAVIDPresident L. FREEMAN to be able to help our special children. and check time and dates posted on bulletin “Serving Kansas City Since 1922” 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 BY JIM KERNS, SCRIBE W e have our first three parades under our wheels now - Missouri City, Richmond and Marshall. We had the pleasure of escorting our Leadership and Colors in the Richmond and Marshall Parades. We were able to socialize and enjoy the great BBQ put on by the folks at Saline County – Thanks Russ and your crew for providing great hospitality. Although it was a chilly day and the rain flirted with us a little bit we made it back home dry. While some of us made the parade, the rest of our Nobles and Ladies worked the Saturday free hamburger cookout at Worth Harley North. If you haven’t had a chance to come out and see us please make the time. The bikers and wannabe bikers that come for burgers have been generous in contributing to Ararat Shrine Circus. As it was brought up at the last Temple Meeting, Motor Corps is in the top 5 units for Circus collections so far. Motor Corps Denver 1993 First Place - led by then Director, Don Hendrickson. By the time you read this we will also have worked our first Bike Night at Worth Harley Davidson. The first one was a FREE concert with Country Recording Star You all have heard me speak of the “Don Father” of Ararat Motor Corps. For those Gretchen Wilson. The next FREE concert is Saturday June 18th. Worth Harley along of you that do not know him I am referring to Past Director Don Hendrickson. Don with Jazz Restaurant has made it possible for not only our unit but several other units and his Lady Mary have given 25 years to Ararat and the Motor Corps. Don served as and clubs to raise money for their respective unit or club. Thanks to the Motor Escort, Director 1991, 1992 and 1993. I would have to guess that Don holds the title as the Clowns, Provost, Directors Staff and Jackson County Shrine Club for the extra help. longest ACTIVE member in Motor Corps history. A few very short years ago, Don Also hopefully by the time this is printed we will have sold out all 700 bags of took a break from competition and two wheels. During that break, Don was always at onions that we agreed to sell to help Ararat fundraising efforts. We are proud of Ara- practice to critique and give his view of how we were doing. Don and Lady Mary also rat and realize that is takes ALL of us to make it one of the best Shrine Centers. We continued to travel to every CSSA competition to lend a hand. We are proud to have encourage each and every one of the Nobles to become active in this endeavor. Also him back on the drill team this year. As I mentioned last month, with rule changes at never forget that Membership is our number one fundraiser. Always carry a pocket CSSA, Don will be riding his 2012 Harley Tri-Glide as our flag bike this year. Don and petition with you. You never know when or where you will run across a Master Mason Lady Mary have always and continue to be present at most Temple functions. Thank that is ready to join. you Don and Mary!!! Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Presents: Don and Mary enjoying the Pote’s ball (left); below is Don touring the hotel lobby on his bike, during 1993 CSSA! 10 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS JUNE 2011 Mini Model T’s iN MEMORiAM BY STEPHEN HARGRAVE, SCRIBE A NOBLES WHOSE LIVES s we sit basking in the sun, we are all looking forward to the upcoming pa- We Celebrate! rades. Due to work schedules and other important family events we were not able to make it to the Richmond parade. However, there is still hope for a robust showing at the parades from the unit. Thanks to Len Ford, who we are very happy to have with the unit now, and the return of one of our members from do- ing his due diligence for the armed forces, we should start having a presence in the The Officers and Nobles of Ararat Shrine express their sincere sympa- Ararat once again. We also have had inquiries from other nobles about joining and thy to the families and friends of these departed Nobles: having fun with the Mini Model T’s. There are still Mini Ts available for some fun loving nobles. Just to let you WIllIAM G. HUTCHISON know, we are a family oriented unit. All of us realize that the family is the important Scranton, KS JAMeS A. MCKINleY ingredient in any happy Shriner. If this sounds like a group that you would like to be 7/9/1929 – 2/28/11 lake Tapawingo, MO a member of, call Director Jared Hargrave or President Jamie Blackburn so we can Created in Ararat – 5/31/1975 5/19/1931 – 5/11/2011 all meet you and your lady and you both can meet us. Created in Ararat – 5/27/1978 Last month we usually have our annual work day at Keith Preston’s house. His WIllIAM r. HArrIS lady Anna usually cooks a variety of meets and side dishes for us. The ladies of the Salisbury, MO rONAlD l. DAVIS unit pitch in and help serve and clean up while we do a little work on our cars. Well 11/17/1921 – 4/5/2011 Sedalia, MO this year we took the ladies out for dinner instead of having them do more work than Created in Ararat – 5/24/1958 3/16/1947 – 5/12/2011 we do on our cars. We all had a very enjoyable and delicious steak dinner in the Created in Ararat – 5/22/1999 Sultan’s Lounge. JAMeS r. SHAKlee, Jr. Don’t forget that we will have our next meeting at Ararat on June 1st at 7:00 PM Kansas City, MO MerrIll r. SMITH in Room 1. We still have a lot of things to discuss about the rest of the year. Good- 11/3/1930 – 4/24/2011 eureka, KS ness, the year is already half over. So be sure that you have a place to sit to collect Created in Ararat – 5/1/1982 4/25/1922 – 5/13/2011 money for the circus. Created in Ararat – 4/14/1979 June 11 is the Warsaw parade. We always have a good time at Warsaw, so let’s rOberT e. “bObbY” STONNer all be sure to be there. On a sad note, however, our favorite Mini T’er will not be Camden, MO JOHN H. PFeIFFer there to visit and joke with us. Ron Davis, past Director of the unit, passed away 3/18/1927 – 5/10/2011 Shawnee Mission, KS GRAND LODGE OF KANSAS on May 12th. Our thoughts and prayers are with his Lady Kristi, and the rest of his family. Created in Ararat – 5/27/1978 5/4/1923 – 5/14/2011 Created in Ararat – 5/16/1959 A.F. & A.M GerAlD l. HeINS, Jr. Carrollton, MO NOrMAN VIAlle 3/27/1958 – 5/10/2011 leawood, KS Created in Ararat – 5/23/1981 5/7/1926 – 5/14/2011 Created in Ararat – 5/17/2003 STeVeN r. SWOrD, Sr. Independence, MO 6/23/1949 – 5/10/2011 Created in Ararat – 4/7/1984 Recipient of the 2011 Grand Masters Award Dr. Stephen R. Barnhart 2011 Circus t-Shirts The Grand Masters Award is a tribute presented to a Master Mason who has served the Lodge, Community and Masonic Fraternity with distinction and devotion over and above the ordinary. It is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Mason and demonstrates the respect, admiration and appreciation of fellow national, state & local lodge members. The Award was presented to Dr. Barnhart by The Most Worshipful, L .Kent Needham, Grand Master of Masons in Kansas, at the 2011 Grand Lodge Assembly on March 18th, 2011. The Grand Lodge of Kansas was Chartered March 17, 1856, five years before Kansas became a State, and has served the Masons of Kansas continuously since that time. The current building at 8th and Harrison, just across the street northwest of the State Capital building, was erected in 1916 on the same site as the previous Grand Lodge building which had been purchased in 1905. Only Wyandotte Lodge No. 3, AF & AM Grand Lodge State of Kansas bACK $ 20 FrONT www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 11 May Temple Meeting Notes Illustrious Sir B. J. Richardson re- ported that he had established a balanced Noble Mike DeGraff, Chairman of the Wings of Mercy Golf Tournament, BY STEVE DOWDY; PHOTOS BY MIKE COON budget for this year. The Budget was ac- announced we would give away an over- I llustrious Sir B. J. Richardson called the the reading of the Minutes of the previous cepted upon a Motion by Illustrious Sir night bag at this year’s Tournament. Hole May, 2011, meeting to order at 7:35 PM meeting upon a very eloquent motion by John Hay, P.P. sponsors are still needed. Hole sponsor- in the Frank S. Land Ballroom. Noble Possum Belly. The motion included Chief Rabban Richard Floyd gave a ships are $100.00 and event Sponsorships Assistant Rabban Dave Bushakra in- suspension of reading the minutes for the short pep talk about Circus 2011, and an- are $300.00. formed the Captain of the Guard of the remainder of the year. nounced that Noble Duane Steele is the Hospital Chairman Ed Stowell asked impending proceedings. He did a good There were thirteen Petitions for Cre- most successful individual fund raiser, everyone to support the Wings of Mercy job, but his microphone was not on. The ation, all of which were accepted upon and the Number 1 Unit is the Greeters. Golf Tournament. Eight units of blood problem was corrected and he repeated the secret ballot, bringing the total number Circus income has been low for several were donated in the May11 Blood Drive. message. of Candidates for the Ceremonial to 21. years, and we need to work harder to Please remember Southwest Airlines Captain of the Guard Bill Lutman re- There were no Affiliations, and two Res- bring it back up. when planning your next trip. ported that our Temple was under a double torations. Assistant Rabban Dave reported that Bingo Chairman Buck Johnson re- and trusty guard. Treasurer Mike Allen gave the Trea- the Spring Swap Meet made a pretty good ported that the Bingo Committee had Chief Rabban Richard Floyd visually surer’s Report. The net income from the profit. Thanks to all who helped make the some money, spent some money, and do- surveyed the audience and repeated his Swap Meet was slightly higher than last event a success. nated some of what was left, including the part. year. All in all, the Treasurer’s Report High Priest and Prophet Wayne usual donations from the players. He still Chaplain Loyd Gentry remembered shows that we are still solvent with Year- Spencer told us that the Vidalia Onions needs “walking” help at all Bingo Nights. our Nobles who had been visited by the To-Date Income continuing to exceed ex- have been delivered, and sales were quite Illustrious Sir Ben Kenney, P.P., Black Camel and gave the Invocation. penses. The restaurant reported a lower good. Most units and clubs have sold out, spoke about the Cornerstone Fund and The Legion of Honor presented the loss than last year. and people are still looking for a place to the need for Units and Clubs to get jewels colors, accompanied by the Concert Band. It was noted that the Past Potentates buy. on the board in the Temple lobby. The assembled Nobles of Ararat attendance was so great that they over- Oriental Guide Maurice Camerlynck Director of Uniformed Units Don Shrine sang the National Anthem. flowed onto the second row of seats. talked about the upcoming Gun Show, Pittier spoke about upcoming parades. The Potentate suspended the meet- The Bowlers S.C. made a donation to scheduled for June 18 and 19. Everybody Under Good of the Order, Noble Ron ing for presentation by the Casbah Dar- the Cornerstone Fund. will be required to pay admission to get Nutter made an appeal for donations to lin’s and the Ladies of the Amateur Radio Noble Montie Faught made a dona- in. He also reported that the Mounted provide chair lifts for a Mason and Noble Shrine Club. Donations were presented to tion to the Distressed Nobles Fund. Guard Bass Tournament was again a suc- who has developed some serious medical the Needle Guild and the Telemedicine op- Noble Walter French made a donation cess. Slightly more than 1800 lbs of bass problems in his family. Noble Nutter’s eration. to the Distressed Nobles Fund. were caught and weighed. No one kept phone number is 816-875-4612. While the ladies were still on stage, The law firm of Shook, Hardy, and Ba- track of the pounds of crappie that were The Half and Half drawing was won Illustrious Sir B. J. announced that Noble con made a generous donation to the Hospi- caught. Chairman for this tremendous by Chaplain Loyd Gentry, who donated Al Stewart would be the Class Honoree for tal Transportation Fund. The donation rep- event was Noble Jack Everly. the money to the Cornerstone Fund. the May 21 Ceremonial. Noble Al’s Lady, resented the proceeds from “Casual Day,” First Ceremonial Master Clarence Chaplain Loyd then gave the bene- Wilma Flansberg, was present with the when members of the firm pay a fee for the Kirby talked about our Spring Ceremo- diction. Casbah Darlin’s. privilege of wearing jeans to work. nial, which will be in the history books by The meeting was adjourned at 9:02 Recorder Mike Wheeler was spared No visitors were registered. the time you read this. PM. 1 2 3 1: Doug Urie, Pres. of Grandview SC receives last year’s Circus commission check from Poten- tate bJ. 2: Noble Montie Faught made a do- nation to the Distressed Nobles Fund. 3: Class Honoree Noble Al Stewart & lady Wilma Flansburg 4: Casbah Darlins make presenta- 4 5 6 tion to Potentate bJ 5: Noble buck Johnson, bingo Chairman, presented donations received from bingo. 6: Hospital Chairman ed Stowell presented Todd Hill with the Golden Crutch Award for spon- soring a child. 7: ben Kenney PP presents his Uncle bob Kenney with a brick 7 8 9 honoring his 60 years of mem- bership in Ararat Shrine. 8: Noble Walter French makes a do- nation to the Distressed Nobles Fund. 9: On behalf of the bowlers Tour- nament, Noble Tony broome presents a check to the Corner- stone Fund. 12 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS JUNE 2011 Oriental Band Transporters parades or events we are at, I am sure that can be arranged as well. BY HANK W. KOONTz, PRESIDENT BY RONALD NUTTER, SCRIBE Keeping records of what you help G G reetings from the members of the Oriental Band. We had 11 dedicated members reetings to the new Nobles that out with at the Temple at its various turn out for our first parades at Missouri City, Richmond and Marshall. We just came in during the Spring functions can provide other benefits. I were privileged to be able to play at the Spring Ceremonial on stage and at our Ceremonial. As you can see by have a spreadsheet set up on my com- walk-thru’s. We were dressed out and ready for the Pub Crawl and the opportunity to going over the information in your New puter where I keep track of the mileage introduce ourselves to the new nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Good times spent with our Nobles packet as well as what is on the to and from events such as the Swap Brothers having fun and talking of the great times in our colorful past. We hope we Temple website, things are kicking into Meet, Circus and other events that I help made a lasting impression on everyone with our sweet music, colorful uniforms and high gear. You will see the Transporters out at. Check with your financial advisor great smiles. helping out at the Liberty Shrine Club’s but you may find that this is something As a reminder to old and new; the Oriental Band has band practice on Monday Golf Outing on June 3rd at the Hidden that you can enter as a deduction on your nights at 6:30 pm. except the Monday after the Temple Meeting, which is our Business Valley Golf Course in Liberty, and the taxes. Also, when you help out at events Meeting. Please feel free to stop in and see what makes the O.B. fun. Trust me; you Wings of Mercy Golf Tournament on such as the Swap Meet or Circus, be sure don’t have to be musically inclined to play an instrument with us. We will be glad to June 13th at the Winterstone Golf Course to get a time card filled out and properly have the opportunity to train you on the instrument of your choice. This is how we all in Independence. And did I forget to men- signed off on. As you work more and started and look at us now! HA-HA! tion the parade in Warsaw on June 10th? more events, you will start earning your Our band is again on a re-growth, but we still miss our long time members and You can stay as busy as you want way to your first Crown Jewel and as you gifted musicians at our practice and parades. Our next parade is in Warsaw, MO on to be at the Temple. Don’t be afraid to continue to help additional Crown Jew- June 11th. This is a Saturday morning and the town always shows up in force. Let us say no. We would all rather have you els will follow. Keeping records of what also show up in force. Maybe we could have 20 members at this parade. Remember the new nobles around for many years in- events you worked will also help you see good old days? If you decide you are through with practicing or participating with your stead of just for a few months and then when you may have earned your first or Oriental Band, call me and I will personally meet with you to come back, put the past disappearing. Remember that your fam- additional Crown Jewels. If you haven’t in the past, or turn in your uniforms and instruments so we may let the new generation ily comes first. As you become active in heard about this yet, check page 30 of of members dress out, play and experience our fun. If you are going to divorce yourself the Temple, remember your Blue Lodge your 2011 Calendar of Events booklet from our band, I would like to know the reason why so we can prevent your experi- as well, for without that, you wouldn’t that was in your new Nobles packet. ence from happening to other members of the band. We are not just Brothers, we are a be a Shriner. If you have questions about Reading past issues of the monthly Ara- family. All families have disagreements, but they forgive each other and go on being a becoming involved in the Transporters rat Shrine News will also give you more happy family. We still want you to be a part of our happy family. that weren’t answered at the Pub Crawl information on the Crown Jewel. Be The Casbah Darlins went on stage during the May Business Meeting to make before the Ceremonial, please get in sure to attend the June General Meeting a presentation and donation to our Illustrious Sir. The money they donate and the time contact with any member of the Trans- for the presentation of Crown Jewels to they put in to helping our kids, the band, and the Temple is always inspiring and as to help. If porters and we will be happy2/7/11 1:17 Untitled-1ol.pdf 1 PMthose Nobles earning their first one. always we can’t thank you enough. you would like to ride along at one of the Welcome to Ararat! We are still trying to organize our Mandarin Degree Team. We have the scripts and are now searching for the uniforms that members have at home. We are in the works to have the degree during CSSA. As always I will have more next month as we finalize our plans. The O.B. Fall Dance is scheduled for Saturday evening, October 8th at the Temple. Band info will be announced when finalized but we can start our planning for a night of fun now. Our newest member “Tut” and yours truly attended the Oriental Band meeting at Abdallah Temple to speak to them about doing some joint ventures, practices and having fun together. It has been some time since we were able to do this, and it was al- ways a good time when we could get together. They treated “Tut” and I to a royal wel- come and were glad we want to do this. We promised next time they will be our guests. I have much more to say, but I will save it for our next Business Meeting. Join C us and please give your input on how the band should continue to Shine. M Until next month: “Keep the Musettes howling and the drums apoundin.” Y CM MY CY CMY K www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 13 Jackson County Shrine Club BY HANK W. KOONTz W elcome, from the officers and is gearing up for our much needed outside time showing off their scooters to the new spaces will be sold and available. Ask members of Jackson County projects and maintenance on our buildings nobles. For less than a $500.00 invest- Steve for all details and to answer any Shrine Club. What a busy inside needs. Although many dedicated ment you also could be a member of our questions. We could also use a few club month we had. We started out with the Nobles donate their time and experience Fun-Kor. This includes your dues, your members to help us at this event. Let delivery of onions at the club. Thanks when called for, it takes many members to Jackson County Shrine Club shirt and of Steve know if you can help. I’m sure he to a few dedicated members our sales donate labor to get all projects completed. course your very own little yellow devil can find a place for you. were good. Total sales will be in by next Do you have ideas on what you think that you own. We would be glad to help Now I would like to again thank all month’s article. Although it’s hard to the club’s needs are? If so, let us know, with all the details. Call Fun-Kor Chair- of the hard workers at our Easter Pancake compete with your neighborhood grocery come to our Business Meeting and voice man Terry Slayton (816-833-3166) and Breakfast. We were overwhelmed with a store, people were still willing to support your concerns. This is how we continue to he will be glad to get you rolling along record crowd this year of over 200 happy our Temple and the proud Nobles selling grow and look good to our guests. Speak- with us. and hungry customers. This event contin- them. The club thanks all of you that sold ing of the Business Meeting, our meeting The club is discussing having a sum- ues to grow as many old-time friends of or bought onions from us. time is always at 7 PM on the 4th Tuesday mer outing for our members and their the club have been coming back and sup- The club is venturing into a new di- of the month. Last month we had 33 mem- families. This will be a day of fun, great porting us. We thank you all and were so rection by joining the ranks of the junk car bers at our meeting. We want and need you food and it will be at no cost to you. This glad to see you. tow-away service. If you have or know of and every club member at these meetings. is another way for all members to get to- Speaking of friends of the club, we an auto, truck, van or any scrap metal you We have many important issues to resolve gether and join in harmony and brotherly were privileged and proud to have a spe- would like to dispose of call me (816- and your opinion counts. This is your club love. When all details and the date is set, cial guest show up and enjoy our food 520-0183) and I will make arrangements as a member, same as it is for all members, we will let everyone know, but plan on and hospitality. Noble Ralph Sharpe, pic- for pickup and disposal. The money we officers included. Everyone has a voice but having a great time when it happens. tured in photo below sitting at the head make on this adventure will go to help our if you remain silent, nothing will happen. Our 4th Annual Old Timers BBQ of the table on the right looking dapper club and donations to our Temple. If you can’t attend our meetings due to per- Contest is getting here fast. If you don’t in his suit coat and black hat. Brother Noble Dave Johnson has generously sonal reasons, drop us a letter and we will have your team entered contact our Chair- Ralph is from Mountain Ranch, CA and agreed to help us by towing away the ve- read it for you at our meeting and let you man Steve Holbrook (816-356-0447). is a 50 year member of our fraternity. hicles and readying them for the scrap know the action taken. This event grows every year and the food He is a member of Golden Rule Lodge yard. All vehicles have to have a title to At 6 PM on our Business Meeting just keeps getting better. We also will be #479, San Jose, CA. He is a 32 degree turn in with the auto. Bill Boynton will be night we also have a very delicious dinner selling slabs of ribs again this year for all Scottish Rite Mason also of the Valley of keeping track of where everything comes for you to enjoy. Bring your Lady as the the hungry non-cookers who show up and San Jose, and a proud member of Asiya from and where it goes. He will also be women also have a get together while we support our efforts. Mark your calenders Shrine in San Mateo, CA. Brother Ralph able to write you a tax-deductible receipt are having our meeting. for Friday, August 12th, that includes set was very impressed with our building’s for your donations. Our first car was do- Our Fun-Kor unit had a great time up and firing up of the grills, evening mu- murals on the wall and the friendships he nated from Past Illustrious Sir Ben Ken- riding their little yellow devils at the Mis- sic and dancing, BBQ to eat and the be- enjoyed while at our club. We welcome ney. No, not his Vette, but a Monte Carlo. souri City and Richmond parades. Led ginning of the fun to be had. On Saturday, you Brother with open arms. It is always He assures us that it wasn’t stolen. Thank by our own “Big Joe” Bartlett, who is 84 August 13th the cooking continues until a privilege to have another Noble from you Ben for your donation and for being a years young, the Fun-Kor was awesome noon when the judging starts. Awards other jurisdictions visit us and enjoy our strong supporter of our club. To everyone and the crowd loved them. We were also are then presented to the top cooks in the company. He earns a great big welcome else, this is a chance for the club and Tem- very blessed by having 4 of our newest brisket, ribs, chicken, pork shoulder, and from the officers and members of Jackson ple to raise much needed funds and pro- members parading with us. Thanks to all homemade sausage. Entry fees are $60.00 County Shrine Club. We hope we can stay vide a service to the community. We hope for making the club stand out. The Fun- and have to be turned in by August 1st in touch. We enjoyed your visit. you can help us get this going and make it Kor also had a space for the Temple’s or until sold out. For those of you out Well until next time remember, this successful. Pub Crawl during the Spring Ceremo- there that have a business that you would is the club that says, “Where the dues are Our Building and Grounds Committee nial. I understand everyone had a great like advertised or a service you perform, cheap and the FUN is priceless.” 14 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS JUNE 2011 Sedalia Shrine Club Lafayette County Shrine Club BY RON HINKLE, SCRIBE BY RON ELLING, SCRIBE G T reetings to all of our Shriners and Ladies of the Sedalia Shrine Club, and to all he Lafayette County Shrine Club met May 12 at The Victorian Peddlar in Lex- of you in Shrinedom. May your Creator walk with you and guide your paths in ington for a delicious fried chicken dinner. There were 22 Lafayette County all your endeavors. Remember to share your blessings because as Shriners we Shriners and ladies present for the meal. President Delmar Dothage welcomed both choose to and are chosen to serve our fellow man. Liaison Officer Dan Smothers. April and May have been eventful and challenging months for our club. Our President Dothage presided at the meeting. The reading of the minutes from the Spring Dance was fun for all. Our Bar still has all the trimmings for fun and good April meeting were read by W.N. Gray, Secretary. The treasurer’s report was given by times. Our Fun Kor had a good turnout in Richmond; our May Breakfast had the big- Bernard Miller. President Dothage thanked everyone for the fine job they did in sell- gest turnout so far. Our Course is open and golfing is good. Vidalia onion sales have ing the onions this year. He also reported that Circus Mom and Dad Pins are available come and gone. The Fun Kor Pistol Raffle was a success. The Ladies Adopt a Piggy to buy to support children to attend the Ararat Circus. Bank and game nights are going on, and over all the club’s functions are ongoing. The Membership is still an active topic with everyone being encouraged to think of main ingredient to make all of these possible is volunteerism. To all of our volunteers new members in their Lodges who would be eligible to join the Ararat Shrine. The the Sedalia Shrine Club thanks you. You make our existence (reality). Spring Ceremonial will be held May 21. Something I mentioned was challenging. We have discontinued Bingo because it Kenny Nadler and Steve Sellers reported they had seen a news story that evening has virtually drained itself of funds and the club cannot afford to support it. At one time on Channel 9 News about the Shriners in California helping a child. This helps get the Bingo paid the buildings’ bills, but because of poor attendance over the last few years word out about what the Shriners are all about. it is now defunct. Now the challenge I mentioned is for this club’s existence. We now Liaison Officer Dan Smothers also reported that this was one of the best onion live or die on the money we make or can make on fundraisers. These fundraisers need sales ever! He also reported on the Spring Ceremonial and that there would be a La- to come from your ideas and your volunteerism. The ongoing jobs in our Pro Shop dies Luncheon that day. Upcoming parades were discussed and the Gun and Knife are expenses that can be avoided if our members can step up and volunteer; 4 hours a Show will be held June 18 and 19. week from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Five people Mon – Fri. Surely we have 5 people who Plans were made for the fish fry to be held in June at Bill and Virgie Stratton’s can donate 4 hours of their time a week during golf season. Another fundraiser is our home. Fair Stand. Starting August 11th – August 21st our stand is open 24 hours a day for 10 days. A schedule and volunteer sheet is now posted in the Pro Shop. Please sign up. We desperately need your help in all of our functions. Participation is another way for our members to support the club. Our activities, dances, tournaments, raffles, dinners, breakfasts, etc. need your attendance. They are designed as fundraisers and for your enjoyment. Please participate. Our Fun Kor has June and July parades so Fun Kor members please check your parade schedules. We apologize to our Marshall Brothers for missing your parade. Graduations, Sport Sectionals and sickness took a toll on our members. Please remember our sick and disabled when you hit your knees and don’t forget those who are in service to this great country. JUNE CALENDAR Tuesday thru Sunday ....................... Bar Open.........................................3:00 pm – June 4……………………..Shrine Club Breakfast.................. 7:30 am – 11:00 am June 14………………………Fun Kor Meeting ........................................7:00 pm June 14………………………Shrine Ladies Meeting ................................6:30 pm June 22…………………Board of Director’s Meeting...............................7:00 pm June 22………………General Membership Meeting ................................7:30 pm Greeter News BY DARYL KRAUSE I t’s Never Been Greater To Be An Ararat Greeter” at the Ararat’s Cinco DeMayo Party. If you missed it you lost out on one of the best parties ever. The 2011 Aides did an absolute excellent job keeping people dancing in the aisles and can you be- lieve those decorations! Bob and Brenda Rojas (Aides/Greeters) led the way setting the stage for this night of Latin Experiences. To all the Aides, from all the Greeters “A Big Thanks for reminding us this is a fun organization to be in.” Where else other than the Ararat Shrine can you go from celebrating one night to parading the next day? That’s right Greeters, our 2011 Ararat Parade schedule kicked off not with one parade but two, Missouri City & Richmond. The Greeters joined in with the other units and clubs to make the first one of the best. Director Chuck and President Doug made sure that all were on the newly reno- vated Greeters float (The top was fixed so it doesn’t “conk” us in the head) in time for the start. It is yet to be determined who was hoop-an-hollering/waving the most; but we do have it narrowed down to Charlie Green, Herb Gronemeyer, Verlin Ulshafer, Norm Hughes or Harry Marshall. Greeters, as this is a very important honor please give it much consideration before the vote at our next meeting. Well, that’s the scoop from Greetersville this month so I’ll leave you with this reminder… “It’s Never Been Greater To Be An Ararat Greeter” www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 15 Saline County Shrine Club BY RUSS COOKSEY, PRESIDENT T his year’s parade in Marshall, MO was a big success. After the parade we all met at the Fairgrounds and enjoyed a dinner that was catered by the City for all Shriners and their Ladies. I would like to share the following copy of an article that appeared in The Mar- shall Democrat-News on May 12, 2011. Shriners to parade Saturday, May 14 By Sarah Reed/Staff Writer Saturday, May 14, is shaping up to be an event-filled day in Saline County. One of the highlights will be the Shriners parade, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. “This is the only all-Shrine parade in the state. All four temples will be ” here, said Russ Cooksey of Saline County Shrine Club. The other three groups are Moolah of St. Louis, Abou Ben Adhem of Springfield, and Moila of St. Joe. The temple, or chapter names are Egyptian derivatives and there are now more than 411.000 members in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, Germany, Puerto Rico and the Philip- pines. In the early 1870s, Shriners began as a social organization; however, as their philanthropic work developed, so did the number of Shriners Hospitals for Children. There are now 22 total hospitals, and the organiza- tion is dedicated to providing free medical care for children. The parade will begin at Marshall High School, make its way down Ar- row Street and around the square. A car show will be set up in the shop- ping center parking lot and a hospital van will be on site. ” “Anyone with a child who needs help, come see us, Cooksey said. Some of the medical conditions treated at Shriners Hospitals are burns, cleft palate corrections and spinal chord injuries. The first hospital was built in Shreveport, La., in 1922. A mini 18-wheeler will accompany the parade as well as segways and bagpipes. 16 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS JUNE 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 ronald I. Nutter Delbert C. barker raymond e. Oliver C. Gary blankenship C. Jack Phillips William e. boynton richard D. riley John W. bryant Steven K. Shearer Jimmie Durkee rex A. Taylor Anthony J. Fellers George b. Thompson ronald D. Griep Michael r. Watkins John P. Hay P.P. Jerry W. Hess CIRCUS DAD 2011 CIRCUS MOM & DAD PINS NOW AVAILABLE Jeffrey J. Holloway Norman D. Johnson Chief rabban richard Floyd and his lady, linda, have unveiled their Circus Pins Norman e. Hughes edward l. Pavlovich for 2011. Please show your support by purchasing a Mom or Dad pin for $25 each, Donald H. Jacques or bOTH for only $40. Nobles will receive 25 Crown Jewel Points for 1 pin or 50 richard l. Jaquay CIRCUS MOM when you purchase both! Hank W. Koontz Mrs. Mary Calvert _____________________________________________ James e. lotspeich Mrs. Frankie Whittall ____ Circus Dad $25.00 Noble’s Name _____________________________________________ Denny e.K. Moore Mrs. Jessie r. Williams Mrs. Nellie Yost Shrine Number ______________ Unit/Club ______________________________________ James e. Murray richard A. Newport ____ Circus Mom $25.00. lady’s Name _____________________________________________ ____ Circus Dad & Mom $40.00. Noble’s Name _______________________________________ lady’s Name _______________________________________ Total enclosed $ _____________ ( ) Check ( ) Visa ( ) Master Card ( ) Discover Top Circus Sales! Card number: _____________________________________ expiration date: ________________ For Visa Cards we also need the VIN number (3 numbers located to the right of the signature line on the back of the card): ___________________ TOp cIRcUS SAlESMEN Signature: ________________________________________________________________________ (As of May 20, 2011) Mail to: ArArAT SHrINe, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129 1. Duane Steele ......................$931.09 2. Bill Walker .......................... $734.09 3. Stan Schierholz ................. $706.40 4. Paul W. Brewer .................. $640.00 5. Al Layton............................. $577.86 5. Don Shoemaker ................. $577.86 6. John ................................... $562.50 7. Patrick Rendon ................... $300.00 7. William Self ........................ $300.00 8. Neil Cowan ........................ $282.00 9. Marvin Cleveland .............. $269.70 10. Jackie Scarbrough .......... $260.00 11. Charles Hopkins ............... $240.00 11. William Tatum ................... $240.00 12. Charles Parker ................. $225.00 13. William Owsley ............... $208.00 TOp UNIT & clUB cIRcUS SAlES 14. Mike Allen ........................ $169.00 (As of May 20, 2011) 15. Ian Evans ......................... $129.00 Greeters .............................. $3,038.42 15. James Marler .................. $129.00 Sedalia S.C. ........................ $1,620.49 15. Gary Mosby ..................... $129.00 Motor Corps ........................$1,510.22 15. Perry Self ......................... $129.00 Clowns ................................ $1,270.00 15. James Stout .................... $129.00 Pipes & Drums ....................$1,119.00 15. Brian Thompson ............. $129.00 Director’s Staff ....................$1,091.09 16. Wayne Spencer ................$121.00 Ole Cars ...............................$1,047.00 17. Don Price P.P. ..................... $117.00 Legion of Honor ................. $ 862.50 18. Don Nordhaus ................. $100.00 Patrol................................... $ 442.00 19. Ryland Foster.................... $ 90.00 Oriental Band ..................... $ 360.00 19.Woody Woodward............. $ 90.00 20. Richard Joy....................... $ 80.00 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 assist FOR THE in helping the Bingo Committee on Thursday evenings for the months of, June, July BEST IN and August 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 find a replacement for your AND BINGO ASSIGNMENTS unit or club. SERVICE… The following list of units and clubs are scheduled to furnish 3 members to assist Trykes in helping the BingoJune 2 Thursday evenings for the months of May, June Committee on July 7 Ararats Aug. 4 Guides FOR LESS! and July 2010. June 9 Clowns July 14 Concert Band Aug. 11 Ole Cars Please report to Buck Johnson in Bennett Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on your June 16 you are not able to fulfill the scheduled night. Directors or Presidents, ifArarat Cycles assignment, July 21 Greeters Aug. 18 Motor Escort June 23 Grandview Shrine Club please contact the Temple Director, Tom Burke at 816-810-8216 so that he can find Aug. 25 Mounted Guard a replacement for your unit or club. July 28 Harem FIRESTONE CAR CLINIC June 30 Houn Dawg Shrine in Raytown MAY Club JUNE JULY 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 June 24 – Hospital Brothers, May 27–Legion of Honor July 29–Assistant Directors Transportation of Uniformed Units OIL CHANGE Here are the directions to sign in to Shriner’s Village. This is a site designed for Shriner’s, by the Imperial Shrine and is about EVERYTHING Shrine! Here you will be able to order Temple supplies, hear the Imperial Sir and his Lady’s message, $ 12.99 (PlUS DISPOSAl) watch videos, stay abreast of the latest news and events and keep current of all Hospital happenings. It truly is a tremendous site for all Shriner’s. Log on today Offer Good Through June and enjoy! I have also included how to become a virtual mentor. This is a program whereby you can get information about people interested in Masonry or becoming a Shriner in your area. You DO NOT teach them over the internet. You will receive their contact information and you can call them. Interested candidates will be paired by location and interests. Make yourself accessible to mentoring prospective Nobles by signing up at Shriner’s Village. Remember, at Ararat Temple, when you top line sign 2 candidates in one year your Temple dues are paid! Sign up today! How to log in to Shriner’s Village go to www.shrinersvillage.com 1. Select your Temple Name 2. Enter your Member Number 3. Enter your Last Name 4. Enjoy your visit looking at all the content! How to Sign up to be a Virtual Mentor 1. Log in to Shriner’s village 2. Select Membership from Top Menu Bar 3. Select Virtual Mentor Program from the left navigation bar 4. Read the Information then click “ Sign Up Now” 5. Verify and fill out the screens and press Submit 6. Receive email welcome message from the Imperial Potentate 18 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS JUNE 2011 ME! NOBODY TOLD ME! he attendance really liked. fraternity. Too many young men look at us By, Steve Dowdy Ararats veral “kids” at the ball, and think that they have nothing in com- re family of the Divan, security I on to the Potentate’s mon with us. My own son, a Noble him - backwenttrack, don’t you. Ball last month, added something special. Then, the Nobles young people in the attendance really but it was too late for me to write about Dowdy and like some kind of royalty in their Look who just walked in, Noble Steve it. looked There were several “kids” at the b and Nobles and Ladies,“FINGERS” HARLE P.P. to come to our parties and BY FRED self, doesn’t like They to regulars at our Friday night pretty Lady Jerri.too late areget the pictures in the It wasn’t masks. nd daughters of Nobles.are on dances because he doesn’t like “our music.” parties. Noble Steve and Lady Jerri are professional I didn’ t have much trouble identi- some of them were family of the Div H ere we the 3rd Friday of April, sitting in “B” dance and paper, but I couldn’t write fast enough. fying We need to of Ararat Shrine Temple, photographers who take pictures at many of the Shrineanybody, but it was fun to pretend. ere, they dancedBallroom on the 2nd floorfind common ground, and it some were young Nobles and Ladies We’ve always ved politely while having was there at theClub where Ball.can events. They are picturedliked the Potentate’s Ball, and adjacent to your Ararat Potentate’s you at right. The decorations were certainly impressive, some were sons and daughters of No even danced probably because Jerri likes to get dressed and the food was outstanding. I’m sure that Whoever they were, they danced an e of themget a delicious meal forI a veryareasonable credit must the to the Hey, things are getting better as we go along. Ev- think lot of the price. Now go up, and nough to question fathers,is where are all ofbecause I just don’t see erybody’s good when she’s happy, it’s easy for me somebody got something he didn’t like, but laughed and behaved politely while h be their I have First Lady, our Shrine friends??? buddy on the golf course, Noble Herb to get happy. Besides that, wearing a a pretty lady oung lady talked oneas I write Illustrious Sir Kevin puttingplaying, (Sandblaster) Gronemeyer, accompanied bytuxe- that’s the way the world works. It’s really a lot of fun. Some of them even dan I was, of this news, and the band was all of that do makes me feel like James Bond! Of difficult to prepare good food for that many with Nobles old enough to be their fa her dance by nto givingjust visited les-one of our most loyal danceBut, with Be- just joined our dance party. Sure happy to welcome you together by himself. couples. Lady up twice in people, course, it’s not the getting beat welcome Noble Tut and it’s even more difficult trying to and at least one young lady talked on lieve to be hav- Dianna’s dance party of the Ararats. a Horrell seemed you me; they make everyhelp, and guidance, he threw Herb. We are particularly pleased to every movie that I like to imagine, but serve that many people, keeping the food our dance divas into giving her danc They are Mr. Ralph Hufford and pretty Lady Gloria Sul- s her student. It was great helluva party! They’re quite a pair! McAfee and Lady Julie. Found out that Noble Tut is a re- there’s enough other cool stuff to keep my warm and not dropping a plate in anyone’s lap. sons. Lady Eva Horrell seemed to b livan. They a me and Lady Jennie Ararat Shrine, can erse group dancing to could give If we, the Nobility of some dance cent transfer from Moila. quite happy. inner Walter Mitty Then came the band. Asmall band from ing as much fun as her student. It wa lessons. sity. Can’t you just pic- is continue in that tradition, we are going to Hey folks, this bandballreallya super. Come on out and This time, or was masquerade The Ararats have a fill in bass player tonight. Our reg- join our party. Dance,the maybe just listen, I guarantee you of all places. As far as I know, Joplin, seeing such a diverse group dancing heir friends that those old have a fantastic year. We CAN have fun while party. We only wore masks on our faces, Joplin has never been the music capital of band called Diversity. Can’t you ju ular bass man, who is also President of the Ararats, Noble won’t be disappointed. Remember, our next party will be have fun! w how to Denny Moore, a CPA, was called to Washington DC on so. the 3rd Friday night inthe James Bond outfit. Iweather free world, but with this band, they’ve ture them telling their friends that tho helping our kids, and it’s time we did on unless you count June; should be good the so attract young at we can business. I hope he can give our congressman some help hope to see you then.would be the silliest thing I thought that got a pretty good chance. The band was people really know how to have fun! ty, and we can enjoy being think it’s time someone put our financial while he’s there. I ever did, but a good life. I was we have. We only“Diversity,” and it was appropriate. Until then, have I was wrong. It’s all really called It taught me that we can attract yo . That means a lot to our wrong! around once so let’s make the They played stuff that the old guys like me men to the Nobility, and we can enjo get to go I was great! Shriner’s wives are best of it beautiful anyway, out!!!! this time. Come onbut the air of mystery enjoyed, and they played stuff that the several around each other. That means a lot Noble Steve Dowdy & lady Jerri IATION CONVENTION CENTRAL STATES SHRINE ASSOCIATION ATT PLACE – Oklahoma City Airport ATTENTION NOBLES!!! Oklahoma City, OK • September 2 - 5, 2010 • HYATT PLACE r with hot If you have a candidate Ararat Super Circus Business Supporters hat Pinot eans for the Spring Ceremonial a great deal can com - all petitions and fees ure of the must be turned in to the Silverstein Eye Centers .......... 816-358-3600 Ararat 2010 Ambassadors ............................................. an comple- robust Business Office Neil Harris Ararat Cycles Club......................................................... more body. Ararat Liberty Shrine Club ............................................ , and we eat by May 12th at 6:00 pm. 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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) Leawood Shrine Club Blue Springs Shrine Club BY R W THOMPSON, PRESIDENT (816-452-7281) BY FRED HARLE P.P. O M ur June meeting will replace our annual picnic. We are asking each mem- an oh man, how time really flies when you are having fun. We have ber or prospective member to attend the Cajun Party on the Abdallah Play- been selling those sweet Vidalia Onions like they are going out of style. ground Patio; 5300 Metcalf; Overland Park, KS. This is our usual fourth That’s an old time saying for those of you who haven’t heard it. Myself Saturday meeting date. Buy your $20 tickets from the Abdallah Shrine Center. At- and Noble Delbert Brunsen’s station was in front of the Target Store in the big tendance is limited. This June 25th event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. and your ticket city of Blue Springs, MO about a week ago. That was the day when the sky was price includes food, libation, and live music. The best way to ensure your reserva- overcast with clouds. Well now, I want to tell all of you that ignorance is bliss. tion is to buy your tickets in advance. We will make an effort to reserve table(s) That’s another old time saying some of you younger nobles might have to work space at for the Leawood Shrine Club. Tell them when you buy your tickets. on to understand just how it goes. Well now, Noble Delbert and I were there Our May article generated some questions that need to be addressed: from 2:00 till 5:00 pm. I should have known better, being from the old school, Being similar to a raffle, is it legal? Counsel assures us it is legal. however, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. That’s another old timer saying. Questions about the “Cash Calendar” name: Perhaps it should be “Cash Well you wouldn’t have thought that we would have a sunburn because there Cow”. wasn’t any sun to be had that day, but sitting there in the cool shade who would What are the facts about the expectations of this Abdallah money-maker? have thought that you could get too much sun on a day like that. Yep, my poor Prizes awarded daily will total $14,600 and range from $25 to $1,000. old nose has been peeling for a couple of weeks and is just now starting to look May your number be awarded another prize in a subsequent month? Yes. a little better. How is Abdallah’s General Fund impacted if the all 3000 are sold? Should you wish to catch up on the fun that we are having here at good ole A maximum of 3000 calendars may be sold at $25 or a gross potential $75,000 BSSC all you have to do is call one of our officers listed in your Shrine Calen- Unit/Clubs earn a $5 commission on each sale. dar booklet and believe you me they will give you all the up to the minute info. Printing costs are about $2.50 for each calendar. So what are you waiting for? Pick up your phone, maybe you carry one in your Gross $75,000 pocket or purse right now, and call. Prizes (14,600) Congrats to our hard working Pote and his crew of Directors for all the effort Unit/Club Sales Commissions (15,000) they put forth in the parades that are coming up this summer. It’s Shrinedom at its Printing Costs (7,500) best with all its pageantry and showmanship for all the public to witness and say, General Fund Potential Benefit if all 3000 are sold $37,900 I want to be one of their numbers. Think about it, don’t you have a friend that As of June 1st the remaining cash prizes total $8,875. It is never too late to buy should be wearing the red fez of a Shriner? a “Cash Cow” Calendar. I initially bought 11 calendars and as of May 8, prizes for Our Noble President Bill Fickle is still keeping the road hot between here numbers purchased from the Abdallah Greeters were greater than my cost. Of the and Stillwell, OK visiting pretty Lady Whitney. Can’t say as I blame him, we’ve original purchase, I gave four of the numbers to others. Three of my five wins were all seen Lady Whitney. So hurry up and put a lasso around that pretty lady’s waist for these gift calendars. So far, they have paid them forward by buying a new calen- and have her make Blue Springs her permanent home. dar in their own name. Abdallah Shriners approved the 2011 budget with this new Our good buddy Gerald White has developed a case of “Timberlines.” To program included. Our Nobility has not shown their usual enthusiasm for this new those of you who don’t recognize what Timberlines are, it’s a case of “Shingles.” general fund resource. Feeble efforts just will not do. Each win should be invested Saw Noble Gerald last Sunday at our onion sales location in Blue Springs and he in another “cash cow” as each one still has seven months of winning potential as said that he was feeling a whole lot better. of June 1st. The Leawood Shrine Club commissions are our only money-maker for Haven’t heard from Noble Joe Bittiker, but I did hear by way of the grape- 2011. vine that he was in the VA Hospital. I’m trying to catch up with him, will let you Thank you for reading our submission. know as soon as I do. Should you hear before I do, please pass the word along. One of the hardest working Shriners I know is our Ambassador Noble Bud Higginbotham who drives all the way from Warsaw, MO to help us out at BSSC. I think he deserves a medal. Maybe its time we thought about Ararat issuing Provost News medals that can be worn on our shrine uniforms as well as our Crown of Honor jewel. Maybe our “Pote” could form a committee to investigate the matter? BY BILL HUFFMAN, SCRIBE Our BSSC Noble Phil Wendt is doing a fantastic duty for our shrine club rid- A t the time of this writing I had an opportunity to visit with our Provost Mar- ing herd on the club’s onion sales. Thanks Noble Phil. shal, Noble Charles DeGroff. During our conversation he mentioned that Did you know that BSSC is planning to pay a visit to one of the Royals Ball “Authority perceived, is authority achieved.” The presence of the Provost Games? Well the date is set, it’s July 22. If you want to go with us call Vice Team who man not only the Temple, but at any event, is authority perceived. If you President James Gargotta and maybe he can still get you on board. see a need, fill it. There are many clubs, and all are filling a need, but the Provost is Congrats to our Blue Springs new City Councilman, Noble Jeff Quibell. I affording the protection, and providing necessary information, to all of the Nobles, know he is because I attended the Council Meeting when he took the oath of their Ladies, and guests. This is quite a responsibility. office. That was the first City Council Meeting I believe that I have attended. Provost President, Noble Bob Zolotor, wants to remind the Provost Nobles that Very interesting, we should all be more interested in what happens within our the annual Picnic is July 10th. Also, that raffle tickets will be on sale before long. government. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. A good investment, and last year’s winner, Noble You know what? I’ve come to the end of my rope, and I have to let go. So Dave Bennefeld, will attest to that. $500 is a nice prize. Ask any of the Officers when until next time, I’m going to try to lose 10 lbs. Now I’ve been trying to lose this the tickets will be available to purchase. same 10 lbs. for the past 20 or so years. Maybe this time with your help I can get I don’t have all of the names, but the Provost Team sold approximately 150 bags the job done. Next time you see me just say, “Hello Fatty.” If the shoe fits, you of Vidalia onions this year, to the tune of $1,500. You know who you are, and what have to wear it. an accomplishment. “Love one another.” In the May issue, Noble Larry Riggs made sure that Noble Dennis Early was remembered. Thank you Noble Riggs. Once again, your input is always appreciated, and there are no unimportant things. NONE!!! Please email me at email@example.com and your input will be included. Until next time, God bless. 20 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS JUNE 2011 Northland Shrine Club News Liberty Shrine Club BY BOBBIE WHITE, PRESIDENT BY JOE SNOPEK, SCRIBE H H ello Nobles and Ladies. If you are a Northlander we need YOU. We are a great ey Roger, get over here and get your onions! NO, not later, NOW! Don’t bunch of guys with a WONDERFUL wives group who meet once a month for worry how much they are just get over here and get some!” This sales pitch, Good Food and Fellowship. names varied, was uttered by Noble Rich Robinson over the first 2 weekends On May 3rd we had our regular meeting at the VFW in Claycomo (right there in May from the corner of Leonard and Mill Streets in Liberty. Growing up in the beside Stroud’s). We started the evening with a busy social hour and then had an excel- inner city of Chicago in the 50’s the quiet of a summer morning would be broken 2 lent Fried Chicken dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn plus several salads and – 3 times a week by the clomping of horse hooves and a yodel from the local huck- dessert. Wow, what a feast. Next month we are gonna have Everett’s favorite meat loaf ster, who would cry out his current venue of fruits and vegetables to the residents of again the neighborhood. Memories were brought to mind when I met with Nobles Rich- Prior to dinner Noble Dave McLaughlin led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and ard and Shaun on that corner in the Cody’s parking lot. Not a car, truck, bicycle then Noble Bert Torrey led us in prayer. Thanks Guys. nor the walking were safe from his yodel to come on over, say hello and buy your President White opened the meeting at 7:15 PM with introductions: Ambassador onions to help the Liberty Shrine Club. Shaun Robinson and his Lady Kayla – glad you could make it; Chief Rabban Richard Last year Nobles Richard and Shaun sold our 100 bags in one weekend and Floyd and his always delightful Lady Linda. decided that this year to bring ‘em on with an additional 100 bags! No hill is too Our own hard working lady Mrs. Hoesly was there to do her magic with the draw- tall for our climbers, was the motto echoed from them when the discussion started ing for a dinner card. Thanks for all your work on that project and congratulations to about the quantities needed. Our Noble President Daryl and Noble Norm took some our lucky winner, your humble scribe. of the allotment south and assisted in this massive endeavor and our Liberty onions Our main business for the night was regarding the Float and getting ready for were history in 2 weekends! Dedication, determination, home delivery and what- the new year of parades. The truck and float are out of the garage and are ready to ever it took made short work of these tasty onions for Richie and Shaun. Not only roll for the Richmond Parade. We really need your help so come on out to Richmond do we have Noble Shaun as an Ambassador this year but he is still assisting in our and let’s have a good showing. Thanks Howard for all your work on the truck and the Club’s events and fundraisers. This family tag team handled our onions, will be float. Membership Chair Pat Hoesly was not able to be there but with his Lady’s able setting up and cooking at our Golf Outing as well as getting donations for our hole assistance we were able to get Norm Thomas ready to be our representative at the Pub sponsors, purchasing and cooking the food for our Annual Picnic Steak Fry and Crawl for the Ceremonial on May 20th & 21st. Thank You Sir for stepping up to the providing storage for all of our cooking and Golf Outing materials. plate in a big way. We will have the float out as long as the weather allows. Quarter- The Robinson family is rich in history with our Masonic Order with Noble master Ron says he has shirts, caps and coats if you need one just see him at the next Richie’s grandfather being a very active officer in the York Rite, his father Noble meeting. George Robinson being a member of Ararat and 50 year Mason, his mother, Evelyn, Thanks to ALL who were there. being active in the Eastern Star, his step-son Noble Chad Howerton and now the Membership, we truly miss not seeing many of our old friends from the club. If third generation, Noble Shaun, has joined us and become our Ambassador this year. you haven’t been to a meeting in a while come on back and see us. We miss your com- I also have the privilege of having Noble Richie and his father as the signers on my pany and need you to keep our club active and functional. petition to Ararat. With this lineage you can see how his dedication to our brother- Ambassador Robinson had words of wisdom for us and reminded us of upcoming hood has grown over the years! events (Richmond Parade, Spring Ceremonial for a few). Thanks Shaun. Spotlight on a member this month? There is no spotlight large enough to cover We then had the pleasure of a discussion with Chief Rabban Floyd on the upcom- all that Richie and his family has done for Liberty Lodge 31, the Liberty Shrine ing Circus and the Circus Ads. We look forward to another great year. Thanks Sir. Club and Ararat Shrine. Thank you Nobles Rich & Shaun, and I am proud to laude Speaking of Parades and Circus don’t forget that the uniform has changed and we your efforts and it shows why our club is growing and continuing to be an active are wearing our red shirts with navy blue pants. If you don’t have your shirt yet let us part of our great Shrine. Until next month be safe and seek comfort in the Great know so we can get with our Quartermaster (Ron Owen) and get one for you. Architect of the universe daily. Peace to all! 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, June 7th 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!!! Houn Dawg Shrine Club News BY MARVIN CASS, SCRIBE T he Houn Dawg Shrine Club met for its regular meeting on 4 May 2011 at Pipes and Drums the Elks Lodge in Warrensburg Mo. The meeting was called to order by President Robert Cass. BY JOHN HALL Members were informed that onion sales were underway and a schedule for M ay has started off with a bang with the units going to the Missouri City and workers was passed around for members to sign up to work. Those who have been Richmond parades. The Pipes and Drums unit was well represented with six working were recognized, and thanked. marchers, Bob Zolotor driving the Provost car, Past Potentate Ben Kenney in The officers of the club asked how many members would be interested in his Corvette, and Treasurer Mike Allen, Bill Lutman and Illustrious Sir B. J. Richard- making a trip to the Shriners Hospital in St. Louis and a good number showed son in the Divan line. their interest. Our Ambassador, Noble Ken Sisemore stated that Lafayette Shrine Looking ahead to the Marshall parade and all the friendship and good times that Club was also interested and asked if we would be willing to share in this event. has become a tradition for the Pipes and Drums, we are hopeful for a good turn-out. Additional plans will be worked out and a report given, possibly by our steak cook We are up in front and could use the support of all members so the unit can look good. out in July. We always sound good – right? President Cass stated that our next meeting will be the annual steak dinner to At our business meeting, Director Gary Mosby presented our Illustrious Sir B. J. be held on 1 June. This memorable event will be catered by the Elks of Warrens- Richardson with a life membership in the Pipes and Drums. If you haven’t been to a burg. There is no charge to current members, please come and join us. meeting this year come on out. We have finger food and drinks before every meeting – The meeting was then turned over to our Ambassador, Noble Ken Sisemore, 6:15 PM is social hour with the meeting starting at 7 PM. who brought us up to date on the events of the Shrine. No further business appear- Remember – if you need a piper or pipe band for any special event, contact Direc- ing the meeting was adjourned. tor Gary Mosby at Ararat Shrine. Till we next meet, we hope you all have good health and happiness. www.araratshrine.com ARARAT SHRINE NEWS | 21 Ladies Without Nobles Ararat Shrine BY NORMA IRWIN, SCRIBE & Knife MO Gun 5100 Ararat Drive Kansas City,Show W hat a joy it was to have a beautiful day for our last meeting! It had been several months since we were able to enjoy each other’s com- pany. One new member became a part of our group. A “welcome” to her and others who would like some fellowship with us. Plans were made for an One mile south of I-70 on I-435 upcoming day trip. We’ll say more on this at the May meeting. If it’s one which Eastwood Trfy Exit west on Ararat Dr you would be interested in, let us know. (They say it’s good for health to talk to others!) So, come along each month and join us!! Buy - Sell - Trade Admission $6.00 Information 816.923.1975 Fax 816.923.6743 Saturday June 18, 2011 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday June 19, 2011 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Ararat Needle Guild Dealer Only Set up BY JERRI DOWDY Friday June 17 2:00 pm A Big THANK YOU to Illustrious Sir B. J. Richardson for his generous Show will be advertised in donation to Needle Guild at the May Luncheon. Trade Journals & Newspapers THANK YOU also to the Casbah Darlins’, and Ararat Radio Club 8 foot tables $35 for both days Ladies for your donations. NO FLEA MARKET ITEMS - Table covers required The 4th Tuesday in May was packing day. Many items the ladies have been working on were sent to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Name: ___________________ Address: __________________________________ Needle Guild meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (except July, Aug. & Dec.) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. We City, State: ______________________________ Zip: ________________ sew, embroider, make Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls, have a short business meeting, enjoy lunch, and visit, visit, visit. We would love to see you at Needle Reserve _________________________ Tables Phone: __________________ Guild soon. If you would like more information, please call President Elaine Graham at 816-524-0933. Credit Card # ___________________________ Expiration Date: __________________ Card Type: VISA Mastercard Discover Check Money Order Signature if using card: _____________________________________ Proceeds Benefit Ararat Shrine - No Smoking inside the Building 2011 Potentate’s Trip to YELLOWSTONE AND THE DAKOTAS July 22-31, 2011 Call for more details! • leave Kansas City arrive Mitchell, SD • explore the badlands • South Dakota | North Dakota - Mount rushmore • big Sky Country - Montana • Yellowstone National Park • Grand Tetons National Park • Jackson, Wyoming - Float Trip on Snake river • Jackson - Casper, Wyoming through the Grand Tetons • North Platte, Nebraska - Chimney rock • North Platte: Golden Spike Tower and return to Kansas City 22 | ARARAT SHRINE NEWS JUNE 2011 Ole Cars BY DICK LEWIS, SCRIBE BUSINESS SERVICES Let us put your Profession and Name in front of the O ur May meeting was held at the Saturday, May 7th in Missouri City with Nobility. Only $125 per year! 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