140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Thursday, February 28, 2013


Tickets for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Go On Sale March 1

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Las Vegas, NV - Tickets for Las Vegas' official PGA TOUR event, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, will go on sale on Friday, March 1.  Now part of the FedExCup regular season, the weeklong charitable tournament is held Oct. 14-20 at the masterfully designed TPC Summerlin, where guests escape into an oasis situated within the natural desert and surrounded by the Las Vegas skyline and Red Rock mountains.

New this year, every ticket sold will grant access to The Hill, a luxurious 22,000-square-foot pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th, and 18th holes. Premium food options and cold beverages including wine and spirits will be available for purchase for ticketholders while catching the tournament play from this unique vantage point. Guests will also enjoy comfortable seating and dozens of 50-inch, flat-screen televisions for viewing other high action sports during the event.

For the first time, single tickets for the increasingly popular fourth annual Women's Day luncheon held on Tuesday, October 15 will also be available for purchase on March 1. The Kick Off Your Heels luncheon will feature a delectable catered lunch and a highly anticipated key note speech from a prominent female leader in the community. Tickets are $125 per guest. Tables are available for purchase by calling 702-873-1010. This event sold out in 2012, so early purchases are encouraged.

Daily and weekly tickets and ticket packages for the 2013 tournament can be purchased online atwww.shrinershospitalsopen.comor by calling 702.873.1010. The 2013 tournament ticket rates are as follows:

Daily / Weekly Grounds Admission
(Includes access to the tournament grounds and The Hill)
Monday - Tuesday: Course closed to the public
Wednesday - Sunday: $30 + convenience fee
Weekly Grounds:  $100 + convenience fee
Gate prices range from $35 - $125

Weekly Clubhouse Admission
(Includes access to the Clubhouse, The Hill and tournament grounds)
$225 + convenience fee
Gate price $250

Daily Champions Club Admission
(Includes access to the Champions Club, The Hill and tournament grounds)
Thursday - Sunday: $300 + convenience fee

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is Oct. 14-20, 2013, at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, 1680 Village Center Circle. For more information, visit www.shrinershospitalsopen.com or call 702.873.1010.

About the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:
The 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to Las Vegas as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 31st consecutive year. Many of the top golfers in the world will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, from October 14 - 20.

Follow the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Facebook and Twitter.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children®:
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of donors.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada.

The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 715 million households in 225 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $121 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion.

The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
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For More Information:
Alison Monaghan / Shandi Huber
Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100


Friday, February 22, 2013

CBS Radio teams up with Shriners Hospital

“Stop, Drop, And Eat” At Shriners Hospital For Children

A Burn Prevention Event You Won't Forget!

CBS Radio teams up with Shriners Hospital, PG&E, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department and many other local organizations for the “Stop, Drop and Eat” event held on February 28th from 11a.m.-1p.m. Event features include appearances by the Sacramento Kings dancers, SactoMoFo food,  Home Depot kitchen displays, safety demonstrations and so much more! The ultimate three day, two night stay package provided by El Dorado Hotel and Casino in Reno is just one of several prizes to be given away at this event.
Grab a bite, enjoy the atmosphere and you could win in more ways than one!
Free admission and parking to all!
Where: Shriners Hospital for Children (2425 Stockton Blvd, Sarcamento)
When: Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 11a.m.-1p.m.
For More Info: Call 916.453.2332 or visit

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

PGM Melville H, Nahim 6/19/29- 2/18/13

In Memoriam 
Melville H. Nahin , Grand Master  October 14, 1998 – October 13, 1999 
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons  of the State of California 

Born July 19, 1929 
Entered Into Rest February 18, 2013 

A Memorial Service will be held on   Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 11:00am 
Hillside Memorial Park  6001 West Centinela Avenue  Los Angeles, California 90045 

A reception will follow at Ionic Composite Lodge No. 520  1122 South La Cienega Boulevard  Los Angeles, California 90035 
Cards of Condolence may be sent to 
Mrs. Alice Nahin 
Belmont Village , 10475 Wilshire Boulevard , Los Angeles, California 90024 
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Masonic Homes of California 
In memory of Melville H. Nahin 
1111 California St , San Francisco, CA 94108 

“Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” 

A Day at the Cutter Races

ƒrom: William Sullivan, IPRC

 Public installation of Imperial Sir John Cinatto as Big Chief Little Feathers by Korein Past Potentate Wayne Flagg of the Cheyenne, WY Indians I was very moved (Oh, that was something else moving).

 Attached are a couple of pictures of Imperial Sir John receiving his Training Head Dress. After a successful training period He should receive his Chief Big Feathers head dress.  This all took place during the first day of the 42nd Annual Jackson Hole Shrine Club Cutter Races.

Friday, February 8, 2013

a First for Shriners Hospital for Children-Sacramento

Car dealers pledge $1 million to Shriners

The Greater Sacramento New Car Dealers Association has pledged $1 million over 10 years to pediatric research at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California.
The endowment, part of the association's "Accelerate Hope" campaign, will be used to establish the "Fund for Innovation" to help treat sick and injured children at no cost to their families.
"This is the first association donation of its kind for Shriners Hospitals for Children... ," said Alan Anderson, development director of the Sacramento hospital. "Their gift is ground-breaking in its magnitude …. "
Officials said the funding will enable the Shriners Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine to do further research on the prevention of congenital conditions, such as cerebral palsy, and enhance treatment of traumatic injuries.
John Driebe, president of the dealers association, said he hoped the research "will not only benefit the children but … have broader-range implications for adults as well."
The Greater Sacramento New Car Dealers Association represents more than 80 members in the region.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/02/08/5174766/car-dealers-pledge-1-million-to.html#storylink=cpy

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Burn Awareness Week Feb 2-9

Burn Awareness

Burn Awareness Week is a kick-off to a year-long educational campaign from Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Be Burn Aware, the 2013 campaign, focuses on teaching children safety tips that will help keep them safe from burn injuries, especially at home.  In addition, the campaign will emphasize preventing scald injuries, and will have appropriate materials for parents and other concerned adults on this topic.
In the links to the right you will find information about burn prevention and educational materials for download or order. If you have any questions, please e-mail us atshrinepr@shrinenet.org.

Un-Limb-ited Camp Sponsored by Shriners Hospital for Children & National Ability Ctr.

Teenage amputees enjoy slopes, each other's company in Park City

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6 2013 8:00 p.m. 

Kristine Littlefield, 16, of Centerville, jumps off a box at Park City Mountain Resort during the Un-Limb-ited Amputee Camp on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. The five-day camp sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children in partnership with the National Ability Center.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
PARK CITY — Teenage amputees from around the world have converged on Park City Mountain Resort this week, learning new skills and making connections with other youths who understand the challenges they face.

The participants have been hitting the slopes by day and going swimming and bowling at night as part of a skiing and snowboarding camp held by Shriners Hospitals for Children. 
The 16 youths ages 13-18 at the Un-Limb-ited Amputee Camp hail from as far away as Chile, but each receives prosthetic and limb treatment in Salt Lake City.

Shriners is in its eighth year of providing the five-day camp, which is funded by donations to the hospital's activity fund and is free for the teenagers and their
"Almost across the board, there are no other amputees in these kids' schools or their towns," said Matt Lowell, camp co-director. "It's good to come together and talk about the same challenges, the same stories. It's fun to see kids just totally become at ease and comfortable being themselves with each other."
The teens spend four hours per day with specially trained skiing and snowboarding instructors from the National Ability Center.
Camp participant Santiago Vega has qualified to represent Chile's ski team in the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, and others are striving for similar goals.
"I just love being able to hit the slopes fast," said Centerville resident Kristine Littlefield, 16, who is attending the camp for a third time.
 "The instructors have really pushed us and been helpful and nice."
But the camp isn't held primarily for competition. About half of the teens are still trying out the bunny hill. For the more experienced skiers and snowboarders, the rush of flying down the mountain becomes the main draw, but participants initially sign up to find friends who understand their situation.
"Especially now with social media, these guys are on Facebook with each other, and they text each other even after camp," said Laura Lewis, co-director of the camp. "When they go to school and they have a hard day, they've got some sort of support system to turn to. They (can say), 'It's all right. Someone knows exactly how I'm feeling in this situation.'"
Oakley Doyle, 13, of Riverton, is taking part in the camp for the first time. Oakley said she felt at home with the other teenagers from day one."I like all the kids that are in (the camp) because they were so welcoming," she said. "The second I walked in, I already had friends."
Daniella Jimenez, 17, of El Paso, Texas, has been enjoying her third and final year at the camp. She said her job is be a role model to the amputees with less experience.
"None of our situations are exactly the same," she said. "But in one way or another, you can relate to another person, just as far as how it happened or an experience you had that was similar. … The other kids will hear you've gone through the same things they have, so they can relate to you and look up to you at some point."
Necia Wiggins, who has volunteered with the camp for three years, said spending time around the amputees has changed her perspective on life."It just refreshes your soul to be with these kids," Wiggins said. "It's amazing to hear how well they cope with the cards they've been dealt with."

Monday, February 4, 2013

El Zaribah Golf Classic

Burn Awareness

 Shriners launches burn awareness effort

Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 - 12:00 am 
A 5-year-old boy scalded by hot oil from a frying pan. A toddler who lost her lower legs and a hand to a raging infection. A young man whose car burst into flames after being struck by a drunken driver.
These are just a few of the patients who have received care at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California since the facility opened in 1997 on Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento.
Shriners has been a godsend for many families – providing free burn and prosthetic care that would otherwise cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Shriners cares for children up to the age of 18 regardless of a family's ability to pay, though in recent years it has begun billing insurance companies for treatment of patients who have coverage.
In addition to treating children, the national Shriners Hospitals for Children organization focuses on preventing burns through education.
This is Burn Awareness Week, and Shriners is kicking off a yearlong education campaign focused on preventing scaldings and fire- related injuries in the home.
Information and educational materials can be found at www.burnawareness.org.
– Mary Lynne Vellinga

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/02/04/5162868/this-week-shriners-launches-burn.html#storylink=cpy

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hillah Valetine

CELEBRATE WITH US ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH 2013 STARTING AT 5:30 social hour, 6:30 start dinner

Bob and Lady Elaine, The Mallorys –
Hoping you’ll be there!
Menu: Green salad with dressing, Chicken / secret sauce (umm-umm), cut green beans with bacon, specially prepared whipped potatoes/gravy, and a special pleasing desert for the mood.
Please call 541-474-3887 OR email tresslcw@charter.net