140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Crater Lodge #211 Outdoor degree: August 13th 2016

Just a reminder that the outdoor degree is just around the corner … August 13th – 

Please note that you need to bring a sunscreen, insect repellant, sun hat  and a chair.  Also leave yourself plenty of time.  From the main entrance of the park to the outdoor lodge room please allow at least an hour and a half to two hours.  Transportation will be provided for individuals that need assistance from the Lost Creek Campground Parking lot to the Outdoor lodge room.  Gavel drops at 10am.

Subway lunch will be provided between the first and second sections.  Donations gladly accepted.  Plenty of Cold Water will be available throughout the degree.

If you have questions please give me a call.  As you all know my son will be the candidate for MM degree … 6 generations. 

See you all there.

Lance Lesueur

Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Phone: 541-882-3471
email: lance@midlandempireinsurance.com

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Golf! for Shriners Hospital for Children-Los Angeles

Scott R. Shaw Best Ball Format and all funds go directly to the Shriners Hospitals for Children ! Early Bird sign up has been extended to August 31st for $125 per golfer. To sign up go to www.Almalaikahgolf.com The kids thank you in advance for your support! 

Pectus Excavatum,?

Did you know that Shriners Hospitals for Children ─ Northern California has expanded its programs to include the care of children with chest-wall irregularities. Pectus Excavatum, commonly referred to as  sunken chest  or  funnel chest  is the most common chest wall abnormality seen in children.  Our Shriners Hospital is here to ensure that children with this condition benefit from the most advanced pediatric medical care.  Care is just a phone call away. To refer a patient, call 916-453-2191

To learn more about the chest wall program, please see the attached description or visit our web page atwww.shrinerschildrens.org

Friday, July 22, 2016

Cornerstone Removal SHC-LA

Shriners traveling exhibit

Shriners traveling exhibit

Traveling display outsideAn integral part of the development and donor relations efforts of Shriners Hospitals for Children are the traveling exhibits that help tell the story of our great philanthropy and fraternity.

History of the traveling exhibits

The public debut of the first traveling display was at the 1997 Imperial Session in St. Louis. In the summer of 1999, two more traveling displays were added to help spread the good word. Since then, the traveling displays have logged many thousands of miles and have helped make many friends at stops across North America. Shriners Hospitals for Children currently operates three traveling display/exhibit trailers covering the Eastern, Midwest and Western sections of the United States and Canada.

Best practices for traveling exhibits

The best use of the traveling exhibit is at large public gatherings, such as state fairs. When in use, the trailers should be manned at all times and active efforts should be made to attract and move people through the entire exhibit. The trailer should be well-stocked with brochures that are available from Shriners International Headquarters.

Truck and trailer specifics and regulations

  • Each trailer comes with its own pick-up truck. Shriner groups using the rig transport it from its last scheduled stop and then keep it at the Temple until the next group comes to get it.
  • A Temple or association may reserve one of the truck and trailer exhibits after submitting a request and meeting driver and insurance requirements.
  • Temple approval: The Temple Potentate must approve the request prior to it being filled.
  • Association approval: The Temple Potentate who has jurisdiction where the trailer is being used and where the trailer is being stored must approve the request prior to it being filled.
  • Driver requirements: It is mandatory that drivers have a valid commercial driver’s license and it is strongly recommended that drivers have considerable experience in driving such rigs.
  • Insurance requirements: Due to insurance requirements, drivers must complete an information form and provide a photocopy of their driver’s license to the donor relations office in Tampa, Florida. When this information clears a records check, the reservation for the trailer is considered to be confirmed.
For more information or to request a trailer, contact the development and donor relations office at International Headquarters, 844-739-0849 or by email, or contact the traveling display coordinator, Al “Bear” Robinson, P.P. at 941-737-2581.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SHC News-Northern California

Our Busiest Year
Nearly 3,400 children have beenreferred to our Northern California hospital for care this year, putting us on track for our busiest year ever. The hospital has experienced a steady increase in patient referrals, which now exceed 6,000 annually. Our professional team is on track to accommodate 27,000 patient visits in 2016.  Their stories are amazing.

One of Nation's Best
U.S. News and World Report once again ranked Shriners Hospitals for Children ─ Northern California as one of the nation's best hospitals for pediatric orthopaedics. In the 2016-2017 rankings, our hospital is ranked as a national leader in both pediatric orthopaedics and urology together with UC Davis Children’s Hospital. This is the fifth consecutive year the hospitals have shared national recognition in the prestigious best hospital survey.

Residents Honor Dr. Davids

The vote was unanimous. Graduates of the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program honored Dr. Jon R. Davids as their 2016 Teacher of the Year. Dr. Davids, assistant chief of orthopaedics, is internationally noted for his work in treating children withcerebral palsy. He pioneered research using motion analysis to improve clinical decision-making and outcomes in children with orthopaedic disorders.

A Distinguished Leader
At its 48th annual meeting in Las Vegas, the American Burn Association presented Dr. David Greenhalgh, chief of burns, with the Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award. The award honors a North American scientist for contributions to the burn field. Dr. Greenhalgh joined the ABA in 1988 and served as its president from 2006-2007.
Sea World Visits
Count on Sea World to make a big splash. Kids were all smiles when Pete and Penny Penguin came to visit this spring. A lemur, screech owl and baby alligator also joined the fun as Sea World ambassadors explained what makes each animal unique.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Masons going to the Dogs

  • Masonic breakfast

  • The Siskiyou County Canine Association, a recognized nonprofit charitable organization based in Yreka, will be the July recipient of the profits from the Yreka Howard Lodge Masonic ‘all you can eat’ third Sunday of the month breakfast which will be held this Sunday, July 17, from 8 a.m.-noon ..

    The Siskiyou County Canine Association, a recognized nonprofit charitable organization based in Yreka, will be the July recipient of the profits from the Yreka Howard Lodge Masonic ‘all you can eat’ third Sunday of the month breakfast which will be held this Sunday, July 17, from 8 a.m.-noon upstairs in the Yreka Masonic Lodge dining room which is located at the corner of Miner and Third streets. Breakfast, open to the public to attend, is $10 for adults and $3 for children.
    Canine units are highly trained and dedicated law enforcement partners who work diligently to provide vital additional safety measures and procedures to the public they serve. Both the handlers and the dogs require ongoing training to maintain that operational degree of security in high risk law enforcement situations. That training, equipment, food, living costs and vet care for the units amounts to a great deal of expense, stated Mark Dean in a press release.
    The donation of profits for this breakfast will go directly toward those ongoing expenses. Everyone is welcome to attend this community event to support the Siskiyou County Canine Association.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Shriners Night Portland Baseball

Fit to a T

Adding to our public education Fit to a T program we have released a 6-minute animated video to demonstrate the connection between weak bones, the risk of breaks and osteoporosis.  We would appreciate your help sharing the video, which can be seen at www.fit2t.org.    
Our goal is to significantly increase the number of Americans who are better educated about how weakened bones can lead to osteoporosis.  Please help us by sharing the video with your professional network, your patients, the visiting public, and on social media. If you are interested in scheduling a live session of Fit to a T for your community, sign up atwww.fit2t.org, or email usbji@usbji.org
Thank you again for spreading the word, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
Kim Brinati
Program Coordinator, Public/Patient Education Programs
United States Bone and Joint Initiative, NFP
Experts in Arthritis: www.usbji.org, Fit to a T: www.fit2t.org

United States Bone and Joint Initiative, NFP
9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
RosemontIL 60018




July 21, 2016
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Disney's Swan Resort

The National OI Foundation (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) is having itsconvention in Orlando on July 21-24. A special Walk-n-Wheel is set for the evening of July 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at theDisney Swan Resort. We, along with SHC-Canada, are proud sponsors of the conference.

We have been invited to have volunteers at the finish line of the short walk to cheer on the participants and hand out goody bags thatthe foundation has prepared. We can’t think of a better place to have a fez presence.

If you have any nobles who would feel blessed to interact with some very special children (some of our patientsand medical staff are on the Florida Support Group’s team, the Unbreakable Wizards) please have them email me. It would not be a long commitment;  basically about an hour to 90 minutes. You also would not have toprovide any kind of materials, just helping hands, warm hearts and smiling faces. If any Shrine clowns wanted to come in makeup and costume,I’m sure that would add to the festive atmosphere.

More info on the Walk-n-Wheel can be found HERE.
Our staff will be at an exhibit table the three days of  the conference from July 22-24.
Thank you for all your support for YOUR hospital and our kids. Look forward to seeing you there!

Warmest regards,
Alicia Argiz-Lyons
Development Director
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Former Patient becomes a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) is a rare condition characterized by amniotic fluid forming into bands, wrapping around a baby’s extremities and cutting off circulation. In Malachi Knauff’s case, the ABS was so severe that his left arm below the elbow was ampu- tated in utero. Fortunately, following his birth, he was referred to Shriners Hospitals for Children—Erie.
Baseball and Beyond
Knauff visited Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie on a regular basis, receiving treatment from the physicians, rehabilitation from the occupational therapists and overall support from the nurses and other staff members.
By the time he was 5 years old, Knauff dreamed of playing baseball through high school. Knauff fondly re- members learning how to swing a bat by using the state-of -the-art equipment provided by the Erie Medical Center. He also learned how to shoot a basketball and, eventually, to drive.
Inspiring Others
Throughout his 18 years of treatment, Knauff was fitted for custom-designed prosthetics by the skilled, pro- fessional staff. When it was time to decide about his future, Knauff chose to become a certified prosthetist and ortho- tist (CPO). He spends his days designing and fitting devices for people with missing limbs or with other medical limita- tions. He creates artificial limbs, braces and other medical and surgical products.
“Coming to Shriners Hospitals for Children through my childhood inspired me to give back by becoming a CPO,” Knauff said. “It allows me to help others as others helped me through a difficult time in my life.”

Now married and living in Colorado, Knauff has come a long way and credits much of his success to the physicians, nurses, therapists and staff at Shriners Hospitals for Chil- dren—Erie.

Shriners Patient Success Story 2016


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Shrine Family Picnic

Shriners/LOH Singing & Presenting the Colors at Dimondback Ball Game

Please take a few minute to watch this.  The Just Shriners and the Legion of Honor did a great job at the game and presenting the colors and singing the National Anthem.  We hope to do it again next season, so if you were not able to attend the game on June 12th, there will be another one next season.  Will keep you all informed.


John Wayne 1970 Variety Show Celebrating Americas History

Thursday, July 7, 2016

2016 Patient Success Story: Marking our Paths to Strength and Survival

Walk for LOVE

Imperial Session Recap:
Walk for LOVE™

In support of Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Tampa, the Imperial Session hosted a Walk for LOVE™ the evening of July 5. An impressive crowd of more than 1,000 registrants showed up to take on the one-mile stretch along the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk. Community supporters cheered patients on as they crossed the finish line, enjoyed entertainement at Channelside Plaza and had picture opportunities with Fezzy the Bear, Tampa Bay Lightning's Thunder Bug and Lightning Girls, as well as NASCAR driver and fellow Shriner David Ragan.

The Sky is the Limit: First Lady Ethel Smith Fundraising Program