140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Friday, December 19, 2014

Shriners International Photo Contest

Who can enter the contest?  
The photo contest is now open to Shriners and their ladies!
What should I photograph? (Note: These are just suggestions. Be creative and have fun with this!)
• Shriners laughing and having fun
• Scenes depicting brotherhood/friendship
• Shriners in interesting costumes
• Shriners driving fun vehicles
• Temple, club or unit gatherings
• Shriners in the community
• Fezzes, memorabilia, vehicles or other Shriner accessories
Email shrinepr@shrinenet.org or call 813-281-8162 with questions. Entries must be received no later than March 31, 2015.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

San Diego:Masons Support DAV Fundraising ...

Coronado Lodge #441, F&AM, led a group of active Masons in supporting the First Annual Disabled American Veterans (DAV) fundraising 5K road race and motorcycle rally, held at Liberty Station on Nov. 16. Coronado Masons were directly involved in preparation of the race course, marshaling the more than 800 participants, and assisting with post-event cleanup. This event was the latest in a series of community action projects spearheaded by members of Coronado Lodge’s Masonry in Action program. Any man, 18 years or older, wishing to learn more about Masonry in Action, or the world’s oldest and most distinguished fraternity, are encouraged to visit Coronado Lodge on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. at the Coronado Masonic Temple, 529 Orange Avenue. For more information, call 619-435-0605, email coronado441@sbcglobal.net or visit www.coronado441.org.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Red Bluff Masons donate to Tehama County PAL

During the Tehama County Police Activities League monthly board meeting in November, Senior Warden Terrance Freije of the Vesper Masonic Lodge #84 presented PAL President and CHP officer Phillip Mackintosh with a generous donation. For the past five years, the Masonic Lodge has continued its partnership in support of the PAL organization, allowing PAL to continue to provide opportunities for boys and girls to participate in a wide range of activities, all free of charge.  http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/lifestyle/20141213/red-bluff-masons-donate-to-tehama-county-pal

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Stumptown at SHC-Portland Dec.19


Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland

Featuring some of the biggest names in jazz/blues/soul in the Pacific Northwest including; Karen Lovely, Ural Thomas, Steve Kerin, Reggie Houston, Dan Berkery, , Jennifer Smieja, Kris Deelane, and Peter Dammann. Including backing band The Georgies - Katy O'Berg, Aundria Lauren, Mark Bowden, Ron Cockerham, Tim Shaunessy, and Jim Wolf. 

Date/Time: Friday, December 19th - doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00p.m.
Location: Dante's - 350 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209 - 21 and over
Tickets: $10 presale - http://www.danteslive.com/tickets, $12 at the door - with new unwrapped toy for donation to Shriners

On Friday December 19th, 2014, an all-star cast of Portland blues, jazz and soul musicians will light up the stage at the first annual "Stumptown Soul Spectacular," a benefit and toy drive for the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland. The concert will take place at Dante's historic club; 350 W Burnside St in Portland (SW 3rd and Burnside), and begins at 8:00p.m. (Doors open at 7:00p.m. for seating and drinks).
The featured performers of the evening include some of the Northwest's most prolific blues, jazz and soul singers.
Ural Thomas, a legendary Northwest soul singer who has most notably formed "Ural Thomas and the Pain," was recently crowned Best New Band in the annual Willamette Week poll in 2014. Ural sprung onto the Seattle music scene in the 1950's and 60's, but the 73 year old icon continues to bring the house down at every show.
Karen Lovely, a Portland blues staple, was nominated in 2011 for several Blues Music Awards for best contemporary blues female artist, best contemporary blues album, and best blues song. She is a 7 time Muddy Blues Award winner, and has also been featured in numerous Portland Waterfront Blues festival performances. Karen is known for her passionate, driven performances and is a powerhouse on the stage.
Steve Kerin, the Louisiana born "piano man," is a musical tour de force. Not only has Steve been featured in a plethora of Northwest music projects; including Curtis Selgado and Miriams Well, he also created the successful Atomic Gumbo and Berthaline & the Love Brigade Cajun bands. Steve is a one man band with a big heart and New Orleans pizazz.

Reggie Houston, a legendary New Orleans saxophonist and singer, has been a musical fixture for decades. Reggie has performed with everyone from The Fats Domino Band, to Peter Gabriel, to the
amazing Dr. John. A funk and jazz pioneer, Reggie continues to blow fans away with his progressive style.

Other featured artists include; singer Dan Berkery of the famed Rose City Kings, singer Jennifer Smieja of Too Loose Cajun Band and the Jennifer Smieja Band, singer Kris Deelane of KD and the Hurt, guitarist Peter Dammann of Border Crossing, Berklee music guitarist Mark Bowden of Miriams Well, singer Katy O'Berg of Rose City Kings and The Georgies (Level 2), and singer Aundria Lauren of The Georgies (Level 2). Also featuring backing band "The Georgies "- Ron Cockerham (sax), Jim Wolf (drums), Tim Shaunessy (bass).

The performance proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children Portland, whose 90 plus year mission is to provide care to children with orthopedic issues, regardless of the patient's ability to pay. The Portland hospital has been instrumental in helping children defy the odds of disability, as well as pioneering education and research to improve lives for generations.
For directions and ticket information you can visit:


Mike Singletary and Jim Zorn Named as Coaches for 90th East-West Shrine Game

Role model NFL players will direct respective teams in support of Shriners’ Children’s Hospitals

Two NFL greats—each particularly legendary in the annals of specific teams—have been selected as head coaches for the 90th East-West Shrine game. NFL Hall-of Famer Mike Singletary, who starred as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears during the 1980s, will lead the East squad of college all-stars. Jim Zorn, the playmaking quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks during the team’s fledgling years in the late 70s will guide the West team. The game is set for January 17, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
In addition to their stellar playing careers, the two men also have extensive coaching backgrounds—including serving as head coaches of NFL teams—Singletary with the San Francisco 49ers in 2009 – 2010, Zorn with the Washington Redskins (2008 – 2009).
Held annually since 1925, the East-West Shrine game has featured some of the most talented athletes out of the college ranks. It’s not unusual to see as many as 100 players from game rosters sign with NFL teams.
Noting the contest’s mission to support the Shriners’ Hospital for Children, Singletary said, “I’m very excited to participate in this worthwhile event as a head coach. So many of these young players are on the cusp of some great seasons in the NFL, but I think that playing for a cause like Shriners Hospital will provide worthwhile perspective as they transition to professional careers.”
Zorn agreed. “I coached college athletes for several years and the opportunity to get to know and watch the development of outstanding young men is a tremendous experience. I’m extremely happy to be doing that again within the setting of the East-West Shrine game supporting Shriners’ Hospital for Children.”
To learn more about the East-West Shrine Game or to order tickets, please visit http://www.shrinegame.com.
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 facilities 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) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. To learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children, please visit http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Santa Facepaint


1. Starting with the medium round brush and the white face paint, paint a big “U” shape design. The sides of the U will be much thinner than the bottom.

2.Next add the trim of his hat and the ball that goes on the end.

3. Using the same brush, add red and fill in the shape of the hat. It kind of looks like and upside down “y”.

4.Now using the small round brush and the black paint, outline the design, bringing it to life. Add two circles for the eyes, a crescent moon shape for the nose, and a nice Santa smile over the white part of the beard. Add thick to thin lines as much as you can while outlining the design.

5.Finally, using the small round brush add two white dots to the eyes, and add a few dots and stars to the design. Finish off with glitter for a nice effect.
Santa FInal