140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Thursday, September 30, 2010

5th Annual "Wings for Shriners" Benefit

5th Annual "Wings for Shriners" photo
Friday, October 8, 2010 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplac 1 Aloha Tower Dr
Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 545-590
For Tickets: Please call 808.733.7060 ext. 103 or 105
Email: clancaster@hawaiirealt... or skamiya@cbpacific.com

Live Entertainment from.....Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson, Hoku Zuttermeister, Gregg Hammer Band, Jon Yamasato and Fred Lunt.

The Hawaii Aloha Chapter of CRS is proud to join the Aloha Shriners once again this year to help the keiki of the Pacific Rim.

This fundraising is designated to raise monies for the Shriner's Hospital building fund. This mini-concert will feature local musical artists, and will allow our REALTOR community and the PUBLIC to come together to have a good time networking for the good of the Shriner's patients.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding programs. Every year, the hospital provides care for kids with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, in a family-centered environment at no charge. It's how Shriners Hospitals has been helping kids defy the odds since 1922.

The Shriner's Hospital provides all medical treatment for children free of charge to the patient's family, however, the new hospital facilities is paid by donors in the community as well as the Shriner's organization. The new facility will better serve the children on the Pacific Rim with updated equipment and a larger space to work in.

Night of the Child 9/30/10 Update

We continue to have success with the selling of tables for the Night of the Child and at this time are SOLD OUT on Individual and $300 Reserved tables. If anyone is still interested in getting a seat or table, I'd like you to email or call me with your name, phone number, email address and what you would like as far as seating. I will then put you on a waiting list and will release based on availability and date you called your request in. We have had a couple people that had to cancel and I was able to go to waiting list to fill so it is possible.

We started advertising for "The Night of the Child" in February and wanted to get the information out as early as we could so that folks had plenty of time to order seats. As last year, the demand has been great and that is a great problem for us to have. We've even had outside company's see about our event on another web site where it is being advertised and purchased $600 Sponsor tables.

We still need help in Donations for items in the different areas such as live and silent auction, raffles and blitz's. If you know of someone that can get us tickets, week-end trips, TV's, BBQ's or anything that we can use in the above areas and to include Casino area. At this point we have some very nice items that have been donated from art work, camera, jewelry,TV and many more items. Its ok to have 2 or more of an item so please don't restrict yourself.

Thank you again for all your support on this Benefit. We have an awesome group of Chairman's working on this and putting in a lot of hours to make this Benefit successful.

Mick Degn, Benefit Chairman "The Night of the Child"
El Zaribah Shrine, 602-312-4554, mdegn40669@aol.com

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gentlemen in Fez hats, start your mini-vehicles!

By Tim Novotny KCBY News

Story Published: Sep 23, 2010 at 12:59 PM PDT

NORTH BEND, ORE - Rain or shine, there is no doubt that a parade in North Bend on September 25th will still provide plenty of warm smiles, as the Hillah Shriners welcome their latest members.

Hosted by the Coos County Shrine Club, the parade will start at the west side of the Pony Village Mall and head east down Virginia Avenue to its final destination at the corner of Virginia and Union.

The parade marks the continued dedication and determination of Oregon's Shriners to keep their membership growing which, in turn, allows them to continue to help fund the 23 Shriner's Children's Hospitals in North America. That includes one in Portland.

The Shriner's parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at the west side of the Pony Village Mall this Saturday, September 25th.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp

by Jim Doucette, Storyline: Burn Survivors RSS Feed

This coming Friday October the 1st the Firefighters Burn Institute will be holding its third annual, “Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp”. The Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp was developed for Burn Survivor’s ages 3 to 6 years old and their caregiver(s). This unique 3-day burn camp focuses on providing skills to help participants cope with the physical and emotional challenges associated with burn recovery. For preschoolers, the program provides children the opportunity to socialize with other burn survivors and participate in recovery activities specifically designed for their age group. Parallel adult sessions provide education and support for the child’s caregiver(s) and siblings.

Burns are obviously a very serious type of injury and these kids have special needs. Their families have the same needs, and the camp is an excellent opportunity for everyone involved to learn more about how to live with these serious injuries. But the camp isn’t only about learning! There are a lot of activities that everyone will enjoy! Obviously most kids go to camp to have fun, and this camp is no different!

This year we have over 15 Burn Survivor children and their families attending. Most of the children who will be attending are coming from Mexico. Sadly, they were part of the tragic fire that occurred in the daycare facility in Hermosillo back in June of 2009. Over 40 toddlers and infants were killed in that horrible fire. Some of the children who survived were treated at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento. Because of this tragedy the Firefighters Burn Institute will be working with individuals from Mexico who would like to start their own Burn Foundation.

The camp is staffed by volunteers that include Firefighters and staff from the Shriners Hospital for Children and the Firefighters Burn Institute. The camp is completely funded by the Firefighters Burn Institute. The children who attend are encouraged to attend our “Firefighters Burn Camp” in Lake Tahoe, CA. The “Firefighters Burn Camp” usually has about 60 Burn Survivors who attend. They come from here in Northern California and from as far away as China and Switzerland!

You can be a friend of the Firefighters Burn Institute on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (ffburninstitute). Our website is www.ffburn.org, Shrinershq.org

Friday, September 17, 2010

Masonic 'On the Level' program in Yerington on October 9

By Jim Sanford • Special to the MVN • September 17, 2010 RGJ.com

Ever wondered who the Masonic Lodge in the local community is and what it does? Now is your chance to find out.

The community is invited to the "On the Level," a Masonic information program and open house at the Hope Lodge #22 in Yerington on Saturday, October 9, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The event is open to men and their families who would like to know more about Masonry, or who are interested in membership. Refreshments will be served.

Masonic Lodges throughout the state will hold the open house, opening their doors and lodge rooms to the public, conducting tours and answering questions. The public is invited to attend to visit with Masons and learn about fraternity.

Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternity. Thirteen signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and 14 presidents of the United States, including George Washington, were Freemasons.

Today, there are more than 1.4 million Freemasons in North America alone, 4,000 of whom are Nevada Freemasons.

Origins of Freemasonry are rooted in the guilds of stonemasons who built the castles and cathedrals in Europe during the middle ages. The tools and objects used by these stonemasons have been adapted as symbols and the ceremonies of modern Freemasonry, known worldwide as a symbol of character, charity and friendship. The square and the compass design is the emblem of every Masonic Lodge.

Today, Freemasonry is a fraternity that brings together men of various political, social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds to work to improve themselves in the community and in the spirit of brotherly love, relief and truth.

Who are the Masons?

People wanting to know more about the Freemasons are invited to this open house, and here is just a little bit of information about the lodge and its individual members:

Operative Masons lay stones and bricks--in 926 AD, the Stone Masons joined with the Knights in guilds called Freemasons. In 1717, the first speculative Grand Lodge of Freemasons was formed in York, England.

A Mason is a man who believes in a Supreme Being. Freemasonry is not a religion. Freemasons are Catholics, Protestants, Jewish, Islamic, or whichever religion they choose. Religion and politics are forbidden topics for discussion in the Lodge room.

General information about Masons of Nevada is available at www.nvmasons.org or call 775-786-5261.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ben Ali Screening Clinics for Shriners Hospital for Children

September 25 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stockton Scottish Rite
33 West Alpine, Stockton
Stephen Pearson (209) 609-6314

October 9 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ben Ali Shrine Center Activities Building
Shriners Hospital for Children,
2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento
Jason Hise (925) 766-9960
Terry Mislark (209) 712-4011

Shriners Hospital’s sponsors drive donations to support kids

Sacramento Business Journal - by Kelly Johnson Staff writer
Photo courtesy of Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California
Jon Fulks, in green, with his award-winning 1942 Packard 110 at last year’s Concours d’Elegance.

The local Shriners Hospital is counting on a higher profile location and other changes to rev up next weekend’s car tour and show, one of the largest annual benefits for the hospital.

The Capital Concours, which marks its 17th year of benefiting the hospital, is moving the Sept. 19 car show part of the weekend festivities — the Concours d’Elegance — from Rancho Cordova to Capitol Mall near the Capitol.

Organizers wanted a location that was instantly recognizable. With the vista of the Capitol and Tower Bridge, Concours d’Elegance attendees know they “are definitely in Sacramento,” said Alan Anderson, director of development for Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California.

Concours’ primary sponsors are Von Housen Automotive Group’s Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Sacramento, El Dorado Hills and Rocklin; Snider Leasing Corp. and sister company Elk Grove Toyota; and SureWest Foundation, the nonprofit arm for SureWest Communications.

Read more: Shriners Hospital’s sponsors drive donations to support kids - Sacramento Business Journal

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mopeds on the move for charity

By The News-Record staff Gillett, Wy.

Move over Sturgis. Gillette is having its own bike rally this weekend — for charity.

If you’re thinking bandanas and tattoos, think again. This rally is the 13th annual T. Greg Jones Memorial Moped Classic, a benefit race put on by the Powder River Shriners to benefit the organization’s 22 bone and joint and burn hospitals nationwide.

Registration is $25 to enter a moped in the race. All proceeds cover travel expenses for bone and joint and burn victims who need transportation to a Shriners hospital.

The race will start just after 9 a.m. Saturday at Cam-plex Park shelter 4. It will join the Vietnam Wall parade and then head to John Henry’s Kennels before heading back to Cam-plex.

Awards will be given to the contestant with the best costume, smokiest moped, ugliest moped and more.

Call Mark Collins for more information at 299-2466.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Night of the Child Update:

El Zaribah's Gala Benefit of the year.

We are getting close to selling out for Night of the Child on November 13th. If I have talked to you and you wanted a table, I have you on the list. Once we are sold out, we will start a Waiting list of those that still want a table. Last year we increased our size 3 different times till we felt we couldn't put any more tables in. This year we started at the max number that we used last year.

We felt this year would be a good year as far as sales after all the positive response from last year. If you have committed to a table, please make sure your money is sent in as soon as possible.

For those of you that are still interested in purchasing a table and have not, please get your application in. If we are sold out, we will put you on a Waiting list and will notify you of that decision. We have tables at the $300 and $600 level. If you go on a waiting list, we will let you know what table is available.

This is going to be another great year for "The Night of the Child" and we plan to have a lot of fun, great dinner and some surprises planned for you in attendance. We hope to continue building on this Benefit and make this El Zaribah's Gala Benefit of the year.

You can register on line at http://www.NightoftheChild.org

For those of you that have responded so quickly, THANK YOU.