140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Oregon Masons reward reading with bike giveaway

Masons, standing from left, William Hoffnagle, Troy Fischer and Glenn Dohman, present bicycles to students at Sam Boardman Elementary School as part of the Bikes for Books program.

A handful of students at Sam Boardman Elementary School in Boardman recently pedaled away on new bikes.
Five students received the bicycles as part of the Masons Tuscan Lodge #136 AF&AM’s Bikes for Books program. Those receiving bikes were Fischer Livingston, kindergarten; Brayan Lemus-Carrillo, first grade; Melanie Calvillo, second grade; Jasmine Navarro Lemus, third grade; and Quinton Grimes, second grade. Grimes read the most books with 138 titles. The second grader is reading at a fourth grade level.
Masons William Hoffnagle, Troy Fischer and Glenn Dohman presented the bikes during a May 28 assembly at the school. In addition, they distributed Wal-Mart cards to each of the classes. The students read more than 14,500 books, Fischer said.
“We thought this was so great,” Fischer said. “They really worked hard and we wish we could give everyone a bike.”
The lodge has held fundraisers and received grants for the program. For more information, contact Fischer at troyfischer@msn.com.

Friday, June 19, 2015

"Cause for a Party" for SHC

Dancer steps up to help Shriners Hospitals with June 26 party in Rancho Santa Fe

    Kirsten Allen’s “Cause for a Party” will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children on June 26.
    Through her newly launched company, The Artist Society, dancer Kirsten Allen of Rancho Santa Fe is inviting the community to party for a good cause.
    With food, drinks and live entertainment, “A Cause for a Party” will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children on June 26 at The Crosby Club in Rancho Santa Fe.
    “Giving back is the most beautiful feeling,” Allen said. “It’s why I dance.”
    The party takes place 7:30-10 p.m. June 26 at The Crosby Club, 17102 Bing Crosby Blvd. Tickets cost $100 and include food, three drinks and the show.
    A ballet dancer since she was 5 years old, Allen started dancing professionally at 16. She has danced with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and the Sacramento Ballet, where she worked from 1995 until 2009, when she became pregnant with her first son.
    During her time with the Sacramento Ballet, Allen performed numerous times at the Northern California Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, which is part of a network of 22 medical facilities across North America.
    Now a mother of two, Allen has recently started performing again. Wanting to again give back to the community through dance, she and her dance partner, Jared Nelson, co-founded The Artist Society in March.
    “The Artist Society is a mix of art and giving back,” Allen said. “We strongly believe in the power and beauty of both of these elements and feel they serve a tremendous purpose no matter how fast-paced our world has become.”
    “A Cause for a Party” is the company’s first event, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children.
    “For each show we do, we want to link to a different organization,” Allen explained. “Because Shriners is so near and dear to my heart, I really wanted to have that as the first charity.”
    The event will feature an open bar, food and a live show, including singer-songwriters Matt and Jasmine Commerce and comedian Lauren O’Brien. Allen and Nelson will also perform three pieces.
    “If you are looking to have a fantastic night while supporting a wonderful cause, this is your night,” Allen said.
    For information about the event or The Artist Society, visitwww.theartistsociety.net.

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

    Scholarships from Lodi Masons

    Masons award Henry and Karen Hansen Memorial Scholarship

    Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:04 pm

    On June 4th, Lodi Lodge No. 256, Free and Accepted Masons, honored Caitlin Paulson as the recipient of the 2015 Henry and Karen Hansen Memorial Scholarship award and presented her with a $1,000 check to assist her with her post high school educational goals. Paulson has already been accepted at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she plans to major in Anthropology. Paulson has just completed her senior year at Jim Elliot Christian High School.
    During her time at the school, she was on the honor roll for four consecutive years with over a 4.0 grade-point average. Paulsen was active in school activities as a cheerleader, assisted with the school newspaper and year book and in the community by logging over 3,000 hours in community service with the United Way, Salvation Army, and as a youth sports coach. She has also been active in the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls where she served as the Worthy Advisor of Cloud 7 Assembly for three terms, received the coveted Grand Cross of Color award, and was appointed to serve as a state level officer, Grand Hope, during 2014.

    Paulson is the daughter of Katie Watters and John and Renee Paulson and granddaughter of Buck and Jan Watters of Lodi.
    — Source: Daniel Moellenbernd

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    22 Students receive Scholarships from Masons

    Masons announce scholarships for 22 local students
    The Masons of Eugene Lodge #11 and McKenzie River Lodge #195 gave 22 local high school and college students a total of $41,000 to assist with their education.
    Each of the students plans on attending a public university or community college in Oregon. They were selected based on scholarship, need, recommendations and the relevance of their future plans.
    The Eugene Lodge #11 scholarship recipients are: Johnathan Moran, of Churchill High School; Himee Green, of Crow High School; Adreana Mask, of Elmira High School; Nancy Hay, of Harrisburg High School; Alex Johnson, of Junction City High School; Alex Nastasiuk, of McKenzie High School; Jia Eagle Charley, of Mohawk High School; Kaitlyn White of North Eugene High School; Philip Stinett, of Sheldon High School; Benjamin Morrow, of South Eugene High School; Gabriel Wolfe, of Springfield High School; Emily Meehan and Madeline Metcalf, both of Thurston High School, and Emily Anders, of Willamette High School. In addition, Eugene Lodge #11 provided two scholarships to the LCC Music Department. Each of them will receive $2,000 to assist in their education.
    Recipients of the Earl Hulstrom Masonic Scholarship that was given by McKenzie River Lodge #194, each receive a $1,500: Nicole Rios, of Churchill High School; Kelly Chen, of Junction City High School; Teresa Sorensen, of North Eugene High School; Jonathan Martinez, of Sheldon High School; Xueer (Alicia) Li, of South Eugene High School; and Emily Anders, of Willamette High School.
    Masons are strong supporters of public education. In addition to scholarships for local students, Masons in Oregon support for public education through such activities as providing training for educators in identifying and supporting at risk students and supporting reading programs in schools.

    Friday, June 12, 2015

    Donkey Baseball

    The Chetco Shrine Club will be sponsoring       
    Donkey Baseball at the Brookings-Harbor High School football field in Brookings on August the 23rd at 2pm.
    The refreshment shack will be opened at 1:30.
    We also will be doing the Child ID Program
    Tickets are $6 at the gate—

    Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    Coos County Shriners Summer

    Inline imageCoos County Shriners
    Notice of Meetings & Events for  
    Summer 2015
    Hillah Shriners Stated Meeting in Canyonville  Friday June 12th
    Dinner begins at 6:00 PM at The Lodge at South Umpqua Lodge #72 in Canyonville.  The stated meeting starts at 7:00 PM.  This is part of Hillah’s effort to bring its meetings out to the Nobililty. A new Shriner, Joshua B. Frasier from Coquille, will be Fezzed  It is a great opportunity Coos County Shrine Club members to participate in a Hillah meeting and support our new member.  Lets get several groups together and car pool over to Canyonville for the meeting.  The Lodge is located at 210 SW 5th Street, Canyonville.  Please call Kay at the Hillah office (541-774-1305) to register for the dinner.
    Shrine Club Business Meetings  Wednesday June 17, 2015
    Meeting begins at 12:00 Noon at Coney Station Restaurant.  All Shriners are encouraged to attend!              
                There are no Business meetings scheduled for July or August.
    Shrine Club Social Meeting – Friday June 19, 2015
    Held at Coney Station Restaurant. Oasis begins at 6:00 PM with the dinner and the meeting beginning at 7:00 PM. All Masons and their Ladies are invited.  
                There are no Friday Social meetings scheduled for July or August.
    All Masonic Picnic July 11th, 2015 Sturdivant Park Coquille
    All Masons, Shriners and all other men’s women’s and youth Masonic groups are invited.  The horseshoe tournament begins at 9:00 AM.  Food service opens at11:00 AM.
    Coos County Shriners Picnic at Mast Shrine Grove
    Still under development - Tentative date - Sunday August 9th.  More info in next month’s notice.
     Donkey Baseball - August 30, 2015
    The very first Coos County Shriners Donkey Baseball Game will be Sunday, August 30, 2015 2:00 PM at the Coos County Fairgrounds.  Please reserve the date on your calendar.  The Club and Oriental Band will be cooperating on the project.  We will be serving refreshments and the Masonic Child ID Program will be operating. 
    Questions: Contact Secretary Tom Shine at