140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Golf tournament to benefit Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) If you're a golfer and you're looking for a way to give back, we've got just the thing for you. 

An upcoming golf tournament will help kids of all abilities at Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Paul Madsen and Deserae Dorton share more about the event.

Prizes include a vacation for two to the 2016 Masters Golf Tournament and a 2015 Kia Optima from Cutrubus Kia

For information and to register call 801.455.7815 or email Lynn at Larsenmlynnlarsen32@gmail.com.

You can visit their website here: www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/Locations/saltlakecity.

Shriners Hospitals joins Mayo Clinic network to enhance physician collaboration

Mayo Clinic expertise will now be available to patients and providers at Shriners Hospitals for Children as part of a new network relationship between the health care systems. Shriners Hospitals, with 22 locations throughout North America, announced Tuesday that it has joined the national Mayo Clinic Care Network. The relationship does not involve ownership, but instead will enhance physician collaboration, a news release said. The joining of forces will "enhance the delivery of local care and promote peace of mind as providers and patients make health care decisions," according to a news release. Shriners Hospitals, headquartered in Tampa, can also consult with Mayo Clinic tools such as AskMayo Expert and eConsults, and can offer patients education materials from Mayo Clinic's extensive library.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® Medical Center in Pasadena, California,

PASADENA, Calif.--DPR Construction (DPR), one of the nation’s leading technical builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects, today broke ground on the new Shriners Hospitals for Children® Medical Center in Pasadena, California, set to open in mid-2017. DPR is the general contractor on the new $60 million, state-of-the-art specialty outpatient medical center.
In partnership with CO Architects & SRG, DPR is constructing a new outpatient care facility that will include an ambulatory surgical center to house Shriners Hospitals for Children® Medical Center’s clinical, diagnostic, outpatient surgery and rehabilitation units, which will help bring exceptional specialty pediatric care to millions of children and families in the greater Pasadena area and across the Southwest, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. The project will include demolition of two one-story existing structures and approximately 75,000 square feet of new construction, including three levels of subterranean parking with 250 stalls and green roof terraces.
“We’re excited to break ground and continue our long relationship with Shriners Hospitals, helping them provide world-class care to children,” said Ron Rendina, Director of Healthcare for DPR Southern California. “DPR is committed to building state-of-the-art, high performance healthcare facilities using innovative technology.”
Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Los Angeles is a pediatric specialty hospital, providing comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burn scars and cleft lip and palate. Its family-centered approach to care is designed to support the whole family during the acute and reconstructive phases of a child’s injury. Founded in 1952, our hospital treats children from all over the country and around the world, and has unique relationships with top hospitals and universities. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, congenital deformities and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, visit SHCLA.org

Friday, May 22, 2015

Moslem Shriner Clowns Wins Balloon Sculpture Contest

Balloon Sculpture Contest Winner – The Balloon Carousel

Balloon Carousel by Richard Gaines  Posted on  by clownantics

When we first saw the entry, we were instantly impressed. According to Richard, he used over 600 Qualitex balloons and the sculpture measures 16 feet accross and 10 feet tall! It also took him 36 hours which made this Richard’s largest creation to date! Not to mention the other sculptures he did for the event such as the 8-foot balloon clowns and 4 balloon columns for the room. The collection of sculptures amount to more than 1200 balloons!
According to Richard…
“The inspiration for the balloon carousel came as a secret project for our Shrine Temple. Since there was a national fair convention setting up in town, and one of our Shrine Officers was to do a speech with our involvement in the Michigan State Fair to this convention, he had asked me to put up a display to showcase the talent and commitment our fine fraternity. I had never put together a project of that size, but he was persistent and felt I could do this. “
The Man Behind the Carousel
Richard Gaines has been balloon twisting since August 2013. While he considers himself a “late-bloomer” we think that he’s got a talent on twisting balloons.
He became a Moslem clown on February 2013 and has been inspired of it ever since. He even told us about a 6-year old girl who took her first steps towards him when he did a surprise visit to the hospital as a clown.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Masons Honor Educators

Blythe-Needles Masons honor educators
Photo special to the TimesPictured from left to right: Trudy Conley, teacher; Berta Pedroza, Ruth Brown Kindergarten instructional aide; John Brooks, Mason; Lois Shafer, Curriculum/Instruction director and interim special education director; Joel Gordon, Mason; and Donna Faubion, Palo Verde Valley High School special education teacher.
Photo special to the Times

Pictured from left to right: Trudy Conley, teacher; Berta Pedroza, Ruth Brown Kindergarten instructional aide; John Brooks, Mason; Lois Shafer, Curriculum/Instruction director and interim special education director; Joel Gordon, Mason; and Donna Faubion, Palo Verde Valley High School special education teacher.
Special to the Times

BLYTHE, Calif. - The Blythe-Needles Lodge No. 473 of Free and Accepted Masons of California honored four local educators April 1 for their dedication and service to Palo Verde Unified School District students.

Pictured from left to right: Trudy Conley, teacher; Berta Pedroza, Ruth Brown Kindergarten instructional aide; John Brooks, Mason; Lois Shafer, Curriculum/Instruction director and interim special education director; Joel Gordon, Mason; and Donna Faubion, Palo Verde Valley High School special education teacher.

Monday, May 11, 2015

What have done for SCH lately?

13 Year Old  Raises Over $20,000
13 year old Mikayla may have been born without her right hand, but she was born with a full heart.
From birth Mikayla was a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Erie. The staff at SHC-Erie worked with her to be fit- ted with prosthetics and how to utilize those prosthetic devices. However, Mikayla says the most important thing she received from the SHC-Erie was the belief that she was normal and could accomplish anything she put her mind too. Mikayla did put her mind to something; she wanted to give back to the organization that gave so much to her.
Mikayla’s idea was to host a benefit dinner and a live auction, titled “Love A Child!” Her vision for the event was “to raise money so they (SHC-Erie) have the funds available to help other children like myself and those who need so much more from them (SHC-Erie).” Mi- kayla set a lofty goal for “Love A Child!,” her first fundraising event, $20,000! Kimberly Goldizen, Mikayla’s mother said, “she set that goal early on, and no one believed she could get there.”
Mikayla did not just take a passive leadership role with “Love A Child!,” she was on the front lines. She was out drumming up sponsorships, taking donations and selling tickets. Even on the night of the event, from cooking dinners to serving the food, she was involved.
The night of the event featured a 50/50 and a plethora of live auction items. With over 300 tickets sold there was not an empty seat to be found. By the end of the evening, as the total was materializing, it was clear Mikayla not only reached her goal but surpassed it. In a little over 2 months of planning and work she had raised $20,230 for SHC-Erie!

Even with her drive and passion Mikayla remains humble. Mikayla says she and her family draw inspiration from a particular line of scripture, “For unto whomsoever much is giv- en, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.” (Luke 12:48) The one mistake Shriners Hospitals for Children-Erie made with Mikayla, said Mikayla’s mother, “was telling her she could do anything she wanted.” She has- n’t stopped since.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New order of Freemasons- LA Times


Friday, May 8, 2015

Everybody Loves Kids Challenge May 15-23

Shriners Hospital for Children is one of the Charities 

E.L.K. Charity Challenge (Everybody Loves Kids Charity Challenge a 501 (c)3) will consist of 50 (2 person) teams representing 5 children’s charities. Each team will pay a $10,000 entry fee. The event will take place in 7 cities along the California Coast. Each of the 50 teams will be broken down into 5 squadrons. Each squadron will represent one charity. The Challenge is essentially a road based scavenger hunt (basically a combination of cannonball run & the amazing race) that will take place along the California coast. Each team will be given potential tasks to do along the route. Each completed task will be awarded with points depending on the task. There will be set points of convergence each day; all of the teams will start from the same location, stop at the same location for lunch and finish at the same location each evening. The squadron with the most points at the end of each day will be given a $10,000 check made out to the charity they are representing. At the end of the last day, a lump sum will be divided evenly amongst the charities in addition to the amounts won by each squadron.

Shriners Salt Lake-Hunter Woodhall

Double Amputee Track Star Seeks To Inspire Others By Winning

SYRACUSE (ABC4 News) - Hunter Woodhall is the fastest high school sophomore in the
 state in the 400 meters and has qualified for the state championship in that event but 
Hunter's "personal best" means a lot more than just 49.3 seconds on a stopwatch.

At a recent meet, Woodhall looked like any other runner preparing for his heat but a
 closer look revealed he was walking on prosthetic blades. Hunter is a double amputee.

"When I was born I had a congenital bone deficiency so both of my legs were deformed
 in a way that I wouldn't be able to walk," Woodhall explained to ABC4 Utah News. "At a 
very young age my parents were faced with the decision to either amputate my legs or 
be put in a wheelchair...and they chose to amputate my legs when I was 11 months old."

Four months later he was fitted with prosthetic legs at Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City.

"Once he got his prosthetics he stayed there at the hospital a couple of days with therapy,
 physical therapy and was sent home with a walker," Hunter's mother Barb said in a Shriners
 Hospital video."Within I think it was probably 3 months he was walking on his own without 
the walker and just took off from there and we haven't been able to stop him since."

He wasn't missing his lower legs because he never knew what it was like to have them.
He went on do everything his two older brothers did: ski, swim, play basketball and even 
wrestle, explaining his attitude in that Shriners video when he was 12.

"I don't feel sorry for myself because feeling sorry for yourself isn't going to get you
anywhere in life, " Woodhall said.

Now 16 and a sophomore at Syracuse High, Hunter explained what it's like to run
 on those carbonfiber hooks that look kind of like upside down question marks.

For the full article & Video go to- http://www.good4utah.com/story/d/story/double-amputee-track-star-seeks-to-inspire-others/28803/FJsJS6ex7UWf6lHJ3iviqA

Shriners Vidalia Onions Expected To Arrive Monday May 11th in Casper

For the last several years the Casper Shrine Club has had a unique fundraiser that is always highly anticipated.
Every year at this time folks start looking for the sweet Vidalia onions to show up and they are coming. Starting Monday, May 11th, and until they last , 18,000 lbs of Vidalia onions will be available for purchase from 9-6 at the Casper Shrine Club at the corner of 39th and Coffman, right behind the Sunrise Shopping Center. A 10# bag will cost you $15. Last year it only took 3 and a half days to sell out, so if you aren’t quick, you will miss out.
Here is a recipe from www.grilling24x7.com that I ran across that I made with last years batch of onions and they were awesome.
Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce
1 pack Bacon
4-5 Sweet Onions
2 T Black Pepper
1/2 cup Sriracha Hot Sauce
2 T Mayo
1 tsp Lime Juice
Cooking Directions
Cut onions into 1/2 inch thick rings and pop the internal rings out until you have a nice sturdy onion ring.
Brush onion with hot sauce.
Wrap each onion ring with bacon and secure with a skewer or toothpick.
Heavily cover the onion rings with pepper and smoke, grill or bake for about 90 minutes at 250-350 degrees.
To make the spicy sriracha mayo, combine 2 T of mayo, 1 T of sriracha sauce, and 1 tsp of lime juice. Mix well.

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