Thursday, August 30, 2007
Steve Worford, Secty
Kern County Shrine Club
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Please copy and past the following blogspot to view it.
or for a pic by pic view go to this Internet page. These are only a couple of TV station that have run this.
Monday, August 27, 2007
The Parade Saturday Sept.1 starts at 9am and is only about an hour or so long. Get there early the Lyons Club has a waffle breakfast starting at 7am.
The KCSC Scooter, The SCH Traveling Display and the Antolope Valley SC GoKarts were a big hit at the Tehachpi Mountain Festival Parade Aug.19th.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
We still need people to help on all shifts. Please call me you can call me on my Cell 951-315-6451. We really need help on the last weekend. Gene
The link to information on the fair is LAcountyfair.com
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Sat, August 18, 2007
By APRIL KEMICK, SUN MEDIA (clink Link for Pix)
At most conventions, delegates try to book at least a little time to let their hair down.
At this one, a gathering of Hillbillies in London, there's serious business -- but tearing loose is almost a line item on the agenda.
Hundreds of Shriners from across North America are in London for a three-day convention of the Hillbilly clans, a sub-group of the international fraternity known for its network of children's hospitals across the continent.
And while they've buckled down for a bit of official Shriners business, this band is bringing a taste of backwoods fun to the Forest City.
A spry senior who leads the oldest of the Hillbilly clans in the fraternity said a good time is not unknown to his mates.
"Some of the Shriners units are a little more uptight, but us Hillbillies like to let our hair down," Tommy Leake of Ashland, Ky., said at the hotel holding the convention. He wore a floppy black hat with the word Hillbilly studded in rhinestones.
Clad in frayed coveralls and sporting caps, the Hillbillies have been tearing up the town since they arrived Wednesday.
On their official agenda, the gang and their wives -- known as "Hillbilly mamas" -- have taken in a brewery tour, sightseeing from a double-decker bus and lots of socializing.
Today, delegates to the convention hosted by London Hillbillies will showcase their spirit in a downtown parade featuring jalopies, floats and the trumpet band from the Mocha Shrine Temple, home to the London Shriners.
"We do get a lot of people laughing at us, but we like putting smiles on peoples' faces," said Kentucky Hillbilly Hank Wilkes, who donned patch-covered overalls and a decorated hat.
"We're a bunch of fun-loving country boys."
But Ron Cripps, who leads the local Hillbilly Shriners, said the clans' quirky costumes can be deceiving.
While their costumes may make the Hillbillies look like a bunch of bedraggled country bumpkins, they've raised more than $7 million for hospitals across North America, he said.
"You wouldn't know it to look at us, but we're serious about raising money for the hospitals," he said.
"We have a lot of fun, but we get the job done."
The Hillbilly parade starts today at 2 p.m. at Catholic Central high school at Dundas and Colborne streets.
Friday, August 17, 2007
The Expo, now in it's 4th year, continues to grow and hosted over 60,000 Southern Californians. Along with free valuable health tests, screenings and information, attendees enjoyed action packed stages and fun activities. Glaxo Smith Kline, Expo Co-Sponsor offered six free health tests including: BMI, Blood Pressure, Lung Function, Cholesterol, Glucose Bone Density and Carbon Monoxide screenings. Co-Sponsor Saturn sponsored the "Going Green Pavilion" which featured their hybrid and low fuel consuming vehicles as well as Sharp Solar Energy, Southern California Gas Company and various Non Profits dedicated to protecting our planet. The Babies R Us Mom & Baby Pavilion was active and popular with baby safety products, furniture and clothing, and speaker stage. Bally Total Fitness provided free testing and expert exercise information. Ballys also sponsored the Demonstration Stage which they kept hopping with high energy, fun exercise demos. Nearly 100 Exhibitors were kept busy speaking and interacting with the very receptive attendees. But fun was also on the top of everyone's list. The Rock Climbing wall, Golf, Soccer and Football areas were busy. NBC and Telemundo anchors, Days of Our Lives Stars, musicians and Fitness Experts all turned out to meet and greet. Three Dance and Demo stages drew large audiences. The Nemo Dream Mobile had the younger set (and some of the older ones!) laughing and interacting with Nemo characters. Plan on attending or participating next year as the Expo continues to grow and offer more and more. A su salud! To your health!
" I want to remind you again that the two most important issues every Shriner must be committed to addressing each day are:
Finding as many ways as possible to build our membership
and strengthening the ties between all Masonic organizations.
We, as Shriners, must be concerned with the future of all Masonic affiliates."
"The strength of our relationship with our Masonic brothers has an obvious potential impact on efforts to strengthen our own membership. However, it also directly relates to our work with our hospitals. The stronger the fraternity is, the more we can assist our hospitals. When both parts of our great organization – the fraternity and the philanthropy – work together, great things happen."
"Now, more than ever, our future depends on our membership recruitment efforts."
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday Aug 29, 2007 at 7:00PM at the Pomona Masonic Center, there will be a meeting for the volunteers to sign up for the Fair Shifts.
The shifts are as follows.Wed, Thur and Friday Morning 11AM to 5PM. Sat and Sun Morning shift is from 10AM to 5PM.
Wed, Thur and Sun Night shifts are 5PM to 10PM.
Friday and Sat Night are 5PM to Midnight.
I really need some new volunteers as we loss a lot since 1988.
If you can't make the meeting, you can call me on my Cell 951-315-6451.
Remember the Fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. We really need help on the last weekend
Monday, August 13, 2007
These two spent the day greeting and talking the the crowd that came by the Shrine booth at the NBC ch.4/ Telemundo ch.52 Health Expo. at the Los Angeles Convention Ctr.
They handed out over 2000 pieces of Shrine & Shriners Hospital for Children Litature. They also talked to over a 1/2 doz. men that wanted to know how to become a Mason.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Sunday, December 2