140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

First Responders Recognition

This is for our First Responders Recognition dinner on Tuesday 9/11.  Sponsored by Jo Co Shrine Club and Grants Pass Lodge.  The dress code is casual.  Police and firefighters from GP, Josephine Co, and Rural Metro.  Doors open at 6:30 with dinner served at 7:00.  Dinner is being catered by James Daw and musician will be playing.

We need a count of who will be attending for the caterer.  Masons and their guests will be a $10 charge for dinner.

Thanks, John

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Shrine Marketing


September 26 - 27
Airport Marriott, Tampa

There are quite a few of us using social media and other avenues to promote shrine events. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the ins and outs of marketing and communication for shrine events! If you are interested in attending please let us know so we can make arrangements.

Hands-on Social Media Training
Branding and Identity Standards
Media Training with an Industry Professional
Content Creation
Marketing and Communications Do's and Don'ts
Creating Compelling Cost-Efficient Videos
Networking with Fellow Shriners, Hospital and Headquarters Staff, and Organization Leadership 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New Auguste Lite Category

ISCA has added a new competition group for clowns.” Auguste Lite”
As more clowns are doing more close up closing as working in Hospitals or kids events many are using a modified make-up unlike the traditional clown make-up that was designed to be seen from the top rows of the circus bleachers.
Guidelines are listed in the ISCA Clown Alley for August-September 2018 and their web site. The category is listed on the registration form for the 2019 Mid-Winter session February 13-19 at the Medinah Shrine Center.

Friday, October 6, 2017

past Patient turned Shriner

"Fez-tastic" visitor
Past patient turned Shriner visits hospital
Thanks to the Membership seminar currently being hosted by Shriners International, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Tampa has had several "fez-tastic" visitors to the hospital this week.

One of those special guests was Noble Sean Orner, public relations chairman of the Abdallah Shrine Temple in Kansas. He was especially excited to visit the Tampa Shriners Hospital today because he wanted to show his wife, Lady Jillian, where he had received care as a patient. Pictured on the left, you will see Noble Orner proudly holding his "I'm a Shriners Kid" shirt he received after completing his tour.

What did he say after his stroll down memory lane? "Shriners change lives for the better, and I'm living proof of that. I have so many wonderful memories, and I am proud to be here on the other side of it now."

If you have a candidate  you would like to refer, visit www.beashrinernow.com/referral.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Walk and Roll for Love this Saturday

Walk and Roll for Love this Saturday: SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) -- 1000 patients, family and the Shriners Hospital community will be participating in the annual 'Walk and Roll for Love' event this Saturday. It's a one and a half mile journey to show their physical condition doesn't hold them back.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Chang the Dragon

This colorful dragon wagon, called "Chang the Dragon," turned 35 years old on Aug. 14. Chang has performed at festivals throughout the area this summer and had a star turn at the Midwest Shrine Convention in Bloomington a few weeks ago.
According to the Osman Shrine organization's history of the attraction, "it was created in 1982 by Maggie Bell Calin, who did prop work for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for approximately $6,000. Chang attended his first parade on Aug, 14, 1982, in Chatfield's Western Days."

The "smoke" that jets out from the dragon's nostrils is harmless carbon dioxide gas, Art tells me. While that adds to Chang's carbon footprint, it's all for a good cause. As the Osman Shrine's Dragon Patrol website says, "Chang parades so children can walk." The Shriners support the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis, and others across the country and in Canada and Mexico.