140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aug 23 Shriners Hospital-LA

Lodi Masons present Mason of the Year award

Cheryl Sinclair, left, and Mike Sinclair, who received the Mason of the Year award.

On July 30, Mike Sinclair, Lodi Lodge No. 256 F. & A. M., was honored at a dinner hosted by the Stockton Scottish Rite as “Mason of the Year”. The Scottish Rite holds the event annually to honor outstanding Masons from the San Joaquin Valley and foothill Masonic lodges. Mr. Sinclair was one of 13 masons so honored that evening.
Sinclair was selected by Lodi Lodge No. 256 F. & A. M. for this honor for his outstanding service to the lodge and his exemplification of the ideals of Freemasonry. Sinclair is a long time resident of the Lodi area and is employed by Meehleis Modular Buildings of Lodi.

— Source: Daniel Moellenberndt

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ready to Ride?

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Cycle Addiction, LLC
1732 Garrity Blvd, Nampa, ID
Registration 9AM | Kickstands Up 11AM

Heading to SCH Spokane

Have you entered the Duck Waddle 5K for the Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children Sept. 28th 2014? https://www.facebook.com/spokaneshrinershospital

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bring your Lodge and Family to the Ballpark Sept.22

Tickets are $20.00 Please show your support and help us bring the fun of baseball to more kids

Sacramento Valley & Foothill Masons lead the way M4M


Sacramento Valley & Foothill Masons have continued giving to this wonderful program.  About 10 days ago we reached our lofty goal of 800 mitts for 800 children and the sponsor donations continue to pour in.
Please join me in bumping our goal to help an extra 100 kids receive their first baseball glove.  It has been my dream to reach 800 mitts but now I think we can help an extra 100. How does 900 for 900 sound to you?
With 4 weeks to go here are the mitt counts:
Sacramento Valley & Foothill Masons .......... 825 mitts for 825 children
San Francisco Masons ................................... 479 mitts
San Jose Masons ........................................... 319 mitts
East Bay / Oakland / Walnut Creek ............... 205 mitts
Marin County Masons ................................... 145 mitts
Delta / Stockton Masons ............................... 131 mitts
San Francisco & San Jose Masons are having their big fundraisers all summer long and should reach at least 1200 mitts each in the next couple of weeks.  We however have led the way all year long so let us strive to continue our excellence and help those extra 100 kids.
I have attached a sponsor form for you to print and mail with a check for one more glove.  Please continue to speak of this program at your blue lodge, Shrine Club, or OES meeting.  
I also have an auction going on right now for the Giants Fan in your family.  Christmas is coming for a couple of lucky bidders.  For sale I have 1 (one) presentation grade MLB baseball bat signed by Will "The Thrill" Clark (current high bid is $125).  I also have an authentic MLB baseball signed by Will "The Thrill" Clark (No bids yet but min bid is $60).  Each one comes with an orange rally towel.  Think "Man-Cave" or think office wall.
Pass the word, lets help an extra 100 kids and bid like there's notomorrow for the auction items.
Cause remember,
Masons, Baseball, & Kids, ......... it makes sense!
Masons Night at AT&T Park is September 10th against the D-Backs.  Tickets are $17.
Jim Watt, PM
Masons 4 Mitts and the Junior Giants Program say...

Let’s  Play  Ball!

Your donation of $20 (or more) sponsors high quality baseball gloves for an underprivileged little leaguer in northern California.

Please help support the Masons 4 Mitts program and help a needy child play baseball.

YES,  I would like to help a Junior Giant little leaguer in northern California by contributing $___________ to purchase ___________ mitt(s). 

Your Name: _______________________________

Masonic Lodge: ____________________________

Thank you for your support.

Please make check payable to:    Masons 4 Mitts 

Mail to:      Grand Lodge of California
                  Attn:   Masons 4 Mitts          
                  1111  California Street
                  San Francisco, CA.  94108 – 2284

Please mail this donation slip with your check.  Thank you

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Roseburg Shriner

Ernest John Soderberg

Age 88, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 in Springfield, Oregon. Ernie was born to parents John A. and Emily C. (Trybom) Soderberg May 29, 1926 in Iron River Michigan.
Ernie leaves a legacy of gracious generosity, kind-heartedness, selflessness, loyalty and commitment - a true servant of God. His was happiest around family and friends to share good times, extend encouragement, provide support, create new memories and share stories. He was very proud of his Swedish heritage and roots in Iron River, Michigan, especially Sunset Lake.
Ernie graduated from Iron River High School in 1944. He married Elsie Mae on June 18, 1955 in Kingston Minnesota. He served in the Army Air Corps as a Communication Specialist from November 1943 to October 1946 and was stationed in the Philippines. Upon discharge, he returned to Iron River and began his career with the M.A. Hanna Mining Company, working in iron ore mines until moving to Myrtle Creek, Oregon in 1969 to finish his career mining nickel. After 36 years with the same company, he retired, but continued mining through his stories and reminiscing with family and friends.
Ernie was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Roseburg for 45 years, serving in many capacities including church council member and president, stewardship chair and visiting Eucharistic minister. He was highly committed to a personal ministry of visiting friends and others in need, particularly those home bound, in care centers or needing the support of a listening ear and a story or two.
Ernie’s sense of loyalty and commitment was also felt through his many years of work with various Masonic organizations. He began lodge work in Iron River and was a current member of Maple Lodge #127 in Riddle at the time of his death. He served as Worshipful Master twice during his years as a Mason. He was a member of Valentine Chapter #98 and Oregon Chapter #57 - Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Patron five times. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite, the Hillah Temple and the Roseburg Shriners Club. Ernie was well known throughout the county for his passion supporting the Shriners Hospital for Children, committing much of his time raising money so that children could receive the hospital’s care. Oregon Job’s Daughters also benefitted from his love for youth; he served as Grand Associate Guardian in 1979-80.
Ernie was pre-deceased by his father (1945), mother (1974) and brothers Bob (2006) and Clyde (1961). He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elsie (Ruotsinoja); two daughters, Gwen Soderberg-Chase (Randy) and Maribeth Soderberg; five grandchildren, Jonathon Soderberg (Yoko), Collin Soderberg-Chase, Dustin Whitaker (Erin), Mallory Whitaker Stephens (Josh) and Kristin Bailey Dodge; and seven great-grandchildren, Lucia, Malachai, Peter, Chloe, Dottie, Trevor and Kareena. Many nieces and nephews also survive as well as countless friends.
Ernie was a wonderful gift from God and a powerful witness to the gospel of goodness and grace to so many people. His physical presence will be deeply missed, but the true essence of who he was will be forever in our hearts.
A Masonic and Eastern Star Memorial Services will be held on August 8, 2014 at 2:00p.m. at the Laurel Masonic Lodge, Roseburg, (public is invited). A celebration of life will be held on August 9, 2014 at 11:00a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Interment will be at Roseburg Memorial Cemetary. Memorial Contributions may be made to www.shrinershospitalfor children.org - Donations: Personal fundraising - Ernest Soderberg Memorial or Faith Lutheran Church, Roseburg, Oregon. Taylor’s Family Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hillah Shrine

I Will be on the Chamber Chatter Radio (KAJO) on the 28th of August. Our Shrine Club belongs to the Chamber and I interface with them all the time-- I will be hosting the greeters on the 4th  of Febuary 2015. This will be the garthering of the business, about 70 that belong to the Chamber.  The -DUTCH BROTHERS will furnish the coffee and I will get the room - we have to make arrangement with the  TAPROCK  for the Brunch, etc, You can look at the Taprock web site @ Taprock Grants Pass Oregon 
 Jack Adams