140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cool Trucks for Shriners Hospital for Children

"Cool Truck Show"
Trucks - Hot Rods - Antique Trucks - Boats
Our 11th Year to benefit     Shriners Hospitals for Children
     May 6th and 7th 2011     Galt Market Grounds   Galt, Ca    (Rain or Shine)
Sponsored by   Cherokee Truck Parts
Let's make this the largest Truck Show in the WEST!

Lets flood the market grounds with trucks and hot rods this year to support The Shriners Hospitals for Children
Please see the side Page for Truck Show Details and list of awards

Shriners & Roller Girls work together Help American Lung Assoc. & Relay for Life

There's no beef between rival teams, just derby fun

| Wednesday, Mar 30 2011 04:56 PM
Last Updated Wednesday, Mar 30 2011 05:44 PM
Bakersfield Diamond Divas Hamburger Feed
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Noble Park, 700 S. P St.
Cost: $5; includes burger, beans, potato salad, chips and iced tea
Information: 322-3848
Kern County Roller Girls vs. Bakersfield Diamond Divas
When: Doors open at 6 p.m., bout starts at 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: 34th Street Rollerama, 1004 34th St.
Admission: $10, adults; $5, children
Information: 327-7589


Coat drive.JPG Desi "Von Drop Ya" Manos and the rest of the Kern County Roller Girls will face the Bakersfield Diamond Divas in a bout on Saturday.
Looking for an exciting date that's a little out of the ordinary? Forgo the standard dinner and a show and get in line for a day of burgers and battles as the local roller derby community gathers for a raucous event that will leave your stomach and your need for entertainment thoroughly satisfied.
On Saturday the Bakersfield Diamond Divas and the Kern County Roller Girls will make Bakersfield roller derby history as they go head to head in the town's first local league-on-league bout. Kern County Roller Girls founder Dezi "Von Drop Ya" Manos said up until now the derby community has been too small for a true local competition.
"When derby first came to Bakersfield, we would always book bouts with leagues from out of town. Now that we have really grown, the Bakersfield Diamond Divas and Derby Revolution are leagues that have A and B teams. So the Kern County Roller Girls has now expanded to become a league so we can compete against the girls. We are the 'baby' league in town and kind of the underdogs in the bout."
While she may feel young when it comes to leagues, she is no baby. Manos has been involved with roller derby since it came to Bakersfield in 2007. She was a member of the first team in town, the Bakersfield Roller Girls, before heading off to join Derby Revolution and then founding the Kern County Roller Girls. With so many team changes and girls moving from league to league, there is the perception that there may be bad blood between the groups. Manos said that is not the case, and this weekend's all-local bout will prove that in the sport of derby you'll only find competition when the skates are on.
"Automatically people think turf wars, yet when you actually look into the derby world, it is this big sisterhood. We are teammates and we are friends. All of the skills and drills that you learn -- you can't do it without the help of the other leagues. We play like we play when we are on the rink, but when we are off we have nothing but love and respect for each other."
As with all roller derby bouts the home team designates a charity to benefit from the night's proceeds. The Kern County Roller Girls will be hosting this bout and have their sights on helping the health of local lungs. The Bakersfield chapter of the American Lung Association is the bout's charity and with two local teams competing, the proceeds should be plentiful.
"We are expecting a huge turnout. The Diamond Divas have an awesome fan base and they are always packed. So they are going to come to our house with their fans and then we will have our fans, too. It's going to be pretty packed," said Manos.
The bout will take place on the Kern County Roller Girls home court: 34th Street Rollerama. While the venue provides concessions, the Bakersfield Diamond Divas have come up with a way for you to fill your stomach before the evening's festivities begin, teaming up with the Kern County Shriners for a Hamburger Feed at Noble Park. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. they will be serving up burgers, potato salad, beans, chips and iced tea, all for $5. Half of the net proceeds will go toward the Shriners Club, and the other half will be used by the Divas for the American Lung Association and Relay for Life.
Diamond Divas acting public relations manager Bonnie "Roxy Von Carnage" Holt said her league got involved with the Shriners after a suggestion from the EMT they use whenever they host a bout.
"Our EMT 'Stitches' is really involved with the Shriners and gave us the idea. We were happy to get on board with the event. We love to help the community, and we will always collaborate with others to benefit everyone," she said.
Shriners secretary Steve "Hamburger" Woford, who earned his nickname from the three years he has spent manning the grill during the club's biweekly hamburger feeds, said he's glad the club is involved in Saturday's event.
"We are out there the second and fourth Wednesday every month serving the Shriners, Masons and all of our friends. When the girls came to us, we were happy to do it as long as they took care of the tickets," he said.
Those tickets will be available at the park, so head on out for the barbecue in the afternoon before the evening's contest.
When it comes to the bout, show your support with team merchandise, which will be on sale. And feel free to show your colors without worrying about a rumble. Manos said Saturday's groundbreaking event is all about unity.
"We are two different leagues playing each other, but it's the same city so it's the same sport. This is about bringing Bakersfield together and growing the sport even more."

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bikers for Shriners

United Bikers of Northern California

United Bikers of Northern California and the Tehama County Chapter of the Shriners will be hosting a poker run motorcycle ride with sign in 10 a.m. to noon April 23.

The ride will include a poker run, 50/50 raffle and a barbecue and gather at the Chevron station at Adobe Road and North Main Street north of Red Bluff.

Proceeds will go to the Tehama County Shriners to benefit children.

For more information, call Larry at 585-2423.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shrine Club President joins Daughters of the Nile -Sewing

Ladies makes supplies for children's hospitals

Tehama County Shrine Club President Bob Conatser and Daughters of the Nile, from left, Deanna Kelly, Saralu Gonsalves, Secretary/Treasurer Dee Johnson, President Margaret Kraisinger, Syliva Dunn, Marjorie Dale, Sis Davidson and Chaplain Pat Peebler.

These ladies sew quilts, pillows, pajamas and other items needed for the Shriners Children's Hospitals.

They meet the third Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. at the Red Bluff Masonic Center.

All are invited to attend.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Local Shriners Turn Trash into Televisions for Hospitalized Kids

Salt Lake City, Utah—For patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children®—Salt Lake City, simple comforts make them feel more at home and create a relaxing environment in which they can heal. This year, to upgrade patient amenities,
new 26-inch flat screen televisions are now installed in all 22 inpatient rooms, thanks to a generous donation by the Mobile Nobles of El Zaribah Shrine Temple in Phoenix, Arizona.

Most TVs in patient rooms were outdated or different models, some as old as the 15-year-old hospital. With the patients and staff struggling with how to work each different TV, hospital leaders wanted to streamline the process.
“Now patients can enjoy a movie and relax and not have to worry about it,” says Andrea Mather, recreation therapist.

The donation, made during the 2010 holiday season, is a welcome contribution to the hospital’s ongoing efforts to improve patient care and satisfaction. The Mobile Nobles raised the $12,650 donation by recycling aluminum. Members collected cans donated by patrons of various mobile home parks and aluminum items from common salvage yard finds like doors, windows, siding and more.
“It’s donations like these that gives Shriners Hospitals for Children®—Salt Lake City the ability to elevate our standard of care,” says Kathy Kelly Huston, executive assistant who worked closely with the Mobile Nobles to coordinate this donation. “Every donation, big and small, is greatly appreciated, but donations like the one from the Mobile Nobles are especially valued because they learned about a specific need we had, saw that it was fulfilled, and we are very grateful.”
Each new television also comes with a DVD player and an in-bed remote. Most patients in the 40-bed inpatient unit are recovering from pediatric orthopaedic surgery or have mobility restrictions, so having these amenities close at hand is important.

The Mobile Nobles’ hard work proved that one person’s trash can truly become another’s treasure—in this case, for the children at Shriners Hospitals for Children®—Salt Lake City.

Shriners Hospitals for Children®—Salt Lake City provides specialty pediatric orthopaedic care to children from Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and Northern Mexico. All services are provided within a compassionate, family-centered environment regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. For more information or to refer a patient call 800-313-3745 or visit www.shrinershosptialsforchildren.org
  March 21, 2011  Mike Babcock, Director, Public Relations  or Elizabeth McCaughey, Specialist, Public Relations

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Shrine Clowns- more then Clowning

BBclown is headed out to the 3rd annual Summer Safety Fair presented by the Citizens' Police Academy Alumni of Glendale (CPAAG) with the El Zaribah Shrine Clowns and the Lady Clowns of the LOSNA of El Zaribah. What a beautiful morning to clown around for the kids of Glendale and Phoenix.
Hope BB gives us a report of this event

Shriners & CBS 60 Minutes- Sunday

Set your DVR, Tivo, or what ever you have.
You will not want to miss this.

Last spring the Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF) brought to us a young patient to receive care at Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenÒ-Philadelphia. While he was being treated Global Medical Relief Fund agreed to be the subject of a segment on "60 Minutes." This segment features us (SHC) because the young patient is one of many children referred to us by GMRF. The airdate is Sunday, March 27th, on CBS "60 Minutes," at 7 P.M. ET. As of today, (3/24/2011) this story will air, but due national and breaking news stories, things may change.
This notice was sent around for last weekend with the wrong date Lets hope the listing is right this week.

Families Enjoy Opening Night at Shrine Circus

Families Enjoy Opening Night at Shrine Circus

Friday, March 25, 2011

Giving Back

FOLSOM, CA - She can't speak highly enough of the role Shriners Hospitals for Children has played in her life. So Folsom Lake High School senior Talya-Ann-Hupe is repaying by doing something for other children who've been badly burned.
She's organized a Folsom community toy drive so that young Shriner patients can be comforted with stuffed animals, blankets and toys as she has been when undergoing surgeries.
Talya-Ann ran into a campfire as toddler, suffering burns as deep as her cartilage in her left hand, leg and foot. She spent a week and a half at the UC Davis Medical Center burn unit and then over the years, underwent three surgeries at Shriners Hospital. If being badly injured and in the hospital can be a good experience, it was for Talya-Ann.
"They're so awesome," said the 17-year-old. ""They always make you feel so good."
Talya-Ann said the surgeries and care has allowed her to participate in competitive cheerleading without self-consciousness.
"It's made me more of a determined person, it helped motivate me," she said. "Without Shriners, I couldn't have opened up my hand."
Talya-Ann said she started thinking about doing something for other patients several years ago and then just came to the realization, she needed to just do it. So she contacted Shriners for its approval, and enlisted school administrators. Folsom Lake High school, Folsom High School, Vista del Lago High School and Folsom Middle School came onboard, allowing her put posters around school and collection containers on campus for the toy drive. It has been a week-long campaign, also helped by signage donated by Sign Chef and a local businessman donating the collection barrels.
"I didn't know how hard it is," said Talya-Ann. "I didn't know it was going to be so much work ... but it's made me happy."
Talya-Ann said her mom has been a big part of it, helping her spread the word with a Facebook page and driving her around Folsom to put flyers at local businesses.
The drive wraps up Friday and all the effort has been worth it, says the future cosmetic surgeon.
"When I went in for surgery or I felt uncomfortable, they (Shriners) gave me a toy after or before surgery and after surgery I'd would see the smile on my mom's face. I think that was the reason I want to do this."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

NASCAR to Visit Shriner Hospital for Children -LA


CONCORD, N.C. (March 21, 2011) – David Ragan named Shriners Hospitals for Children® his charity of choice in 2008 and has continued to support their great cause over the years in everything that he does. One highlight of Ragan’s relationship with the Shriners is getting a chance to visit the different hospitals and get a firsthand look at the innovative medical advances that the Shriners are doing to help children in need. On his way out to Auto Club Speedway on Thursday, March 24th Ragan will make a stop in Los Angeles to visit with the children at the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Ragan will take a tour and spend the afternoon participating in a racing-themed day with the children and their families.
“Having the hospital so close to Auto Club Speedway will make for a fun visit,” said Ragan. “I have enjoyed meeting a lot of the patients and seeing the different facilities at a few other hospitals in years past, so it will be neat to meet some new people this time around. The Shriners do a lot of good for kids all over the world and I’m just proud to be associated with them.”
Ragan has started the process to become a Shriner himself and though he hasn’t officially been inducted he has done a lot with the organization over the years. Throughout his relationship with the Shriners Ragan has been able to visit their hospitals in Tampa, Fla., and Boston, Mass., he attends the annual Shrine Bowl in Florida every year and also attends their Imperial sessions. Ragan has done many different things over the years to raise money for the hospitals, including racing and auctioning off a Shriner’s helmet, running a special paint scheme in an ARCA race and by filming awareness PSA’s.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lodi Lodge 3256

Mason Fraternity member Robert Friedberger honored for 50 years of service

Courtesy photograph Robert Friedberger was honored by the Masons for his 50 years of service.
Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:10 am | Updated: 7:14 am, Thu Mar 17, 2011.
Robert “Bob” Friedberger was honored by the California Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons on March 3 for his 50th anniversary of membership of the Masonic Fraternity.
Lodi Lodge No. 256 hosted a dinner and ceremony. He was presented a commemorative pin and a certificate signed by California Grand Master William Bray and District Inspector Clive Moss. Friedberger joined the Lodi Lodge in July of 1961.
— Source: Dan Moellenberndt

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Masonic Homes of California

Masonic Homes of California Opens New Psychological Services Center in San Francisco

Masonic Center for Youth and Families to Offer Testing, Assessment and Treatment Services for Youth Ages 4 to 17

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Masonic Homes of California today announced the opening of the Masonic Center for Youth and Families, a not-for-profit, outpatient facility that will provide integrated psychological services to youth ages 4 to 17 struggling with behavioral, academic, emotional, or social difficulties.
"Existing resources to help young people are strained and at times limited. The Masonic Center for Youth and Families is one of the few centers in the nation to bring together testing, assessment and treatment services under one roof," says Steffani Kizziar, executive director.
The center, located in San Francisco's historic Presidio, is now accepting clients. Youth and families are eligible to receive services, which include:
  • Comprehensive assessment of the youth through cognitive, personality, and neuropsychological tests as well as interviews with the parents, teachers, and other individuals for additional insight
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy, family therapy, and couples therapy treatment delivered through individual and group therapy and analysis
  • Comprehensive treatment management during and after care

"As professionals, we have witnessed attrition and oversimplification of needed services for children and adolescents," says Dr. Terrence Owens, clinical director. "We are steadfast in our commitment to provide young people and their families the help they need and address psychological difficulties in a complex, comprehensive and thorough manner."
Many of the staff professionals are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in various disciplines of the mental health field. The center's integrative model of multidisciplinary collaboration among the clinical professionals provides the benefit of multiple perspectives for each client.
Each member of the center's clinical staff holds advanced degrees and licenses and has an average of 20+ years of experience. Besides Dr. Owens, clinical director, key staff includes Philip Erdberg, PhD, research and assessment director, and Michael Bronzo, MD, medical director.
Charitable funding provided by the Masons of California allows the Masonic Center for Youth and Families to offer accessible treatment and flexible payment options. The center reviews each potential client on a case-by-case basis to ensure that all in need receive treatment, regardless of financial limitations.
"Our organization has been an advocate for youth and seniors for more than 110 years," says Melvin Matsumoto, executive vice president of the Masonic Homes of California. "The founding of this center demonstrates our commitment to helping young people feel understood and empowered to realize their potential."
For more information about the Masonic Center for Youth and Families, including the application and treatment process, visit www.mcyaf.org.
About the Masonic Homes of California
In 1898, the spirit of Masonic charity and the need to assist the widows and orphans of Masons led to the creation of the Masonic Homes of California. In the century since, the Masonic Homes has evolved to meet the changing needs of the fraternal family. Today, the Masonic Homes of California provides senior residential services and outreach programs to Masons and their families throughout the state, and continues its legacy of support services for youth, regardless of Masonic affiliation.
SOURCE Masonic Homes of California

DISNEY: Children at Shriner's Hospital get special visitors - KSTU

DISNEY: Children at Shriner's Hospital get special visitors - KSTU

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Art with a Heart

Art with a Heart
The Dance Club from Orem recently delivered more than $23,000 in donations from the latest “Art with Heart ...Kids who Dance So Others Can Walk,” the benefit concert for Shriners Hospital put on annually since 2002 by The Dance Club, The Winner School (from Salt Lake City) and Dance Impressions (from Bountiful).
Total earnings since 2002 are almost $230,000.
The children at Shriners Hospital (in Salt Lake City) come from a seven-state region as well as Mexico. Each one comes from varied circumstances and has unique needs, but the one thing that they have in common is the absolutely free medical care they receive from Shriners Hospital.
When they deliver the check, they also put the hearts sold up around the hospital.The team that earned the most from all three studios — The Dance Club’s Teen Company (more than $2,600) — got the privilege of delivering the hearts (with a little sister and Allison Thornton, co-owner of TDC and her daughter.

Arizona Masons



552 NO. 40TH STREET, PHOENIX, AZ 85008

12:00 PM – LUNCH
3:00 PM – SOCIAL


(602) 231-0300

Friday, March 4, 2011

Shriners Hospital for Children receives large blanket donation from 11-year-old girl

 Thursday, March 3, 2011 5:18 p.m. MST By Viviane Vo-Duc, Deseret News

Michaela Winterton was only 9 years old when she donated her first blankets to Shriners Hospital. She had surgery there and was given "a soft blanket ... for my very own ... to take home with me" and she wanted to give something back. She went with her mother to the fabric store and purchased enough polar fleece to make ten blankets, which she fringed, tied and donated to Shriner's. A few days later, she called her grandma and said, "That was fun — I feel good — I want to do it again." When "gramma" asked her what her goal was, she responded, "I'm going to donate 100!" On Thursday morning, March 3, Michaela donated 150 fleece blankets to Shriner's Hospital. She has already set a goal to donate 200 blankets on her 12th birthday, which is September 30, 20

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The fourth annual Red Fez Invitational is open to all Shriners

My Fellow Brothers,

Please accept my invitation to join us for our 4th Annual Red Fez Invitational Golf Tournament pitting Shrine Temples, Shrine Clubs and Masonic Lodges against each other for the competition.  This event was originally begun to simply promote further camaraderie amongst Shrine Temples, Shrine Clubs, Masonic Lodges and invite all to enjoy the weather of the Great Southwest here in Phoenix.  Competition is for “Braggin’ Rights” to  the coveted “Red Fez Traveling Trophy”.  Winners of the trophy will display it at their Temple, Shrine Club or Lodge, until the following Spring and each player shall also receive an individual trophy.

The 2011 Red Fez Invitational will be played at the Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday, May 13th at 1:00 PM.   We certainly hope to see former Red Fez Invitational Champions back such as 2008 winners, Khiva Shriners from Amarillo, Texas;  2009 Champions, Naja Shriners from Deadwood, South Dakota and the current Defending Champions, El Zaribah Shriners, Phoenix, Arizona.  Your team must be comprised of members of your fraternal organization to be eligible for the trophy.  If you cannot conjure up four players, don’t let that stop you from joining the fun.  We’ll pair you with someone.

A mere $125.00 per player covers golf, cart, range balls, dinner and a tournament shirt at one of the best golf courses in the Valley of the Sun.  Enter your team on line now at www.RedFezInvitational.com  Download and print the entry form off the web site and mail your check with the entry form to us at El Zaribah. 

The fourth annual Red Fez Invitational is open to all Shrine Temples, Shrine Clubs and Lodges from all over the country.   A Shrine Temple, Shrine Club or Masonic Lodge may enter as many teams as they wish.  Tournament format is a 4 person scramble and again, if you want to play but do not have a team, no problem. 

The winning team will have its name engraved on the traveling trophy that will be sent to their Temple, Shrine Club or Lodge for display after the tournament.  Each member (4) of that winning team shall also receive an individual trophy for themselves.  The traveling trophy shall be returned to El Zaribah each year during the month of March.

FURTHER, your entry includes our famous “Bash After The Clash” on Saturday evening for each player and a guest, held at El Zaribah Shrine Temple.   There will also be food and beverage samplings provided by local restaurants and beverage vendors.  Live and Silent auctions as well as raffle prizes including stays at Marriott Hotels in Hawaii and Australia.

The Orange Tree Golf Resort, an all-suite resort, has given us a rate beginning Thursday, May 12, 2011 thru Sunday, May 14, 2011.  This is truly a great rate for this resort.  Make your reservation at (480) 948-6100 and ask for the “Shriners Rate”.  Check out the resort at this web site:  http://www.shellhospitality.com/hotels/orange_resort/index.html 

Format:  Four Person Scramble
Team:  Four players from your Temple, Shrine Club or Masonic Lodge
Date & Time:  Friday, May 13, 2011   Tee Off at 1:00 PM
Course:  Orange Tree Golf Resort

We sincerely hope you will be a part of our fourth annual Red Fez Invitational and will come and share in the fun.  Get your entry forms in early as this event has sold out nearly every year and please feel free to contact me for further information.

Tom Calvin, Potentate
El Zaribah Shriners,  552 No. 40th St.,  Phoenix, AZ 85008
FAX:  (602) 391-2239

This Event Is For The Benefit Of El Zaribah Shriners Activities
Payments Are Not Deductible As Charitable Contributions

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

David Greenhalgh, a physician and chief of burns at Shriners Hospital for Children in Northern California,

Car seat heaters become safety target

By Jayne O'Donnell, USA TODAY

Burn treatment doctors and safety advocates plan to ask federal regulators and automakers today to address the safety of car seat heaters, which they say have severely burned dozens of paralyzed and otherwise disabled drivers and passengers.

says it can take months for a wheelchair-bound person's burns to heal. The "integrity of the skin" can be compromised for the rest of their lives, he says.
The temperatures of some seat heaters — used to keep motorists' backsides warm in cold weather — can reach 160 degrees, according to research by doctors and fire safety experts. Some automakers limit the temperature to 105 degrees, the maximum doctors advise, but others have seats that often reach 120 degrees, which can quickly cause third-degree burns.VICTIMS: Some people can't feel they're being burned