140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Friday, October 6, 2017

past Patient turned Shriner

"Fez-tastic" visitor
Past patient turned Shriner visits hospital
Thanks to the Membership seminar currently being hosted by Shriners International, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Tampa has had several "fez-tastic" visitors to the hospital this week.

One of those special guests was Noble Sean Orner, public relations chairman of the Abdallah Shrine Temple in Kansas. He was especially excited to visit the Tampa Shriners Hospital today because he wanted to show his wife, Lady Jillian, where he had received care as a patient. Pictured on the left, you will see Noble Orner proudly holding his "I'm a Shriners Kid" shirt he received after completing his tour.

What did he say after his stroll down memory lane? "Shriners change lives for the better, and I'm living proof of that. I have so many wonderful memories, and I am proud to be here on the other side of it now."

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Walk and Roll for Love this Saturday

Walk and Roll for Love this Saturday: SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) -- 1000 patients, family and the Shriners Hospital community will be participating in the annual 'Walk and Roll for Love' event this Saturday. It's a one and a half mile journey to show their physical condition doesn't hold them back.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Chang the Dragon

This colorful dragon wagon, called "Chang the Dragon," turned 35 years old on Aug. 14. Chang has performed at festivals throughout the area this summer and had a star turn at the Midwest Shrine Convention in Bloomington a few weeks ago.
According to the Osman Shrine organization's history of the attraction, "it was created in 1982 by Maggie Bell Calin, who did prop work for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for approximately $6,000. Chang attended his first parade on Aug, 14, 1982, in Chatfield's Western Days."

The "smoke" that jets out from the dragon's nostrils is harmless carbon dioxide gas, Art tells me. While that adds to Chang's carbon footprint, it's all for a good cause. As the Osman Shrine's Dragon Patrol website says, "Chang parades so children can walk." The Shriners support the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis, and others across the country and in Canada and Mexico.

Shriners Open Oct.30-Nov. 5

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open returns for its 35th consecutive year from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 at TPC Summerlin.
The annual tournament supports the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children to provide exceptional child health care nationwide

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Looking to catch a big one for Shriners

Looking to catch a big one for Shriners: A pair of Island Lakes brothers are getting ready to cast their lines in support of the Shriners for another year.

Brothers Eric, 17, and Garret, 20, are two busy young men working full-time jobs, sometimes with overtime.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Building a SHC System

Building the Strength of a Health Care System


Friday, June 30, 2017

The Coffin

A new Worshipful Master in a small town spent the first four days making personal visits to each of the members, inviting them to come to his first Lodge meeting. The following Thursday the Lodge was all but empty. 
Accordingly, the Worshipful Master placed a notice in the local newspapers, stating that, the person who was responsible for holding up the progress in the lodge was dead and it was everyones duty to give him a decent Masonic burial. The funeral would be held the following Monday afternoon, the notice said. Morbidly curious, a large crowd turned out for the "funeral." In front of the Altar, they saw a closed coffin, smothered in flowers. 
After the Chaplain delivered the eulogy, he opened the coffin and invited his Brethren to come forward and pay their final respect to their dead Lodge brother. 
Filled with curiosity as to who it was all the Brethren eagerly lined up to look in the coffin. Each "mourner" peeped into the coffin then quickly turned away with a guilty, sheepish look. In the coffin, tilted at the correct angle, was a large mirror. Remember the obligation we all took. Attend and support your Lodge.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

300 years of Freemasonry


Local Masons to celebrate 300th anniversary of Freemasonry in Marietta on Saturday

On Saturday, June 24, join the Masons for the 300th Anniversary Celebration of Freemasonry. The celebration starts with a parade from the Marietta Masonic Temple to Glover Park on the downtown Marietta Square. The parade begins at 10 a.m., followed by Family Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. GO!
“Masonry (or Freemasonry) is the oldest fraternity in the world,” said Event Chair Bryan “Rusty” Newport, an Acworth resident who was born and raised in Marietta. He is the managing director and CEO of 33 Events.
“The celebration has two main purposes: celebrating an incredible milestone in our history and an opportunity for the public at large to find out more about Freemasonry and the role it has played in our collective history,” he said.
June 24 marks the formation of the Grand Lodge of London and Westminster. “Three hundred years before, four Masonic Lodges came together to form a Grand Lodge, from which all other Grand and Subordinate Lodges all over the world have their origin,” Newport said.
Newport explained that Freemasonry is thought to have arisen from the guilds of stonemasons who built castles and cathedrals during the Middle Ages, and who were influenced by the Knights Templar, a group of Christian warrior monks formed in 1118 to help protect pilgrims who were making trips to the Holy Land.
“In 1717, Masonry created a formal organization in England when the first Grand Lodge was formed. A Grand Lodge is the administrative body in charge of Masonry in some geographical area,” he said.
A Grand Lodge is located in each state of the United States, and each province of Canada. “Local organizations of Masons are called lodges. There are lodges in most towns, and large cities usually have several,” he sai


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Walk Run for Shriners Medical Center-Pasadena

Video of the May 21 1st annual Run Walk to Heal Kids for the Shriners Madical Center-Pasadena by the Encino Shrine Club

Monday, April 17, 2017

Are you in Shape to Walk or Run for Shriners Hospitals?

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Harley Ride for Shriners Hospital

Seeking Shriner support:
9th Annual Sam Swope Memorial
Charity Ride
Rev up your engines for the 9th Annual Sam Swope Memorial Charity Ride on March 12 - one of the Orlando area's most exciting charity events on two wheels. Join the group of dedicated motorcyclists who take to the road for a scenic 50-mile route from Volusia Top Gun at2900 Bellevue Ave. in Daytona Beach to the Seminole Harley-Davidson Dealership in Sanford. This event has raised nearly $2 million for Shriners Hospitals for Children - Tampa! Nobles are needed at the Seminole Harley-Davidson Dealership to welcome riders and supporters. Please contact Jessica Hill atjehill@shrinenet.org or 813-972-2250 x7613 to sign up. We hope to see you there!

SHC College Classic

Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic 

The Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic returns to Minute Maid Park in Houston, March 3-5, 2017. The invite only tournament features a Big 12 Conference versus Southeastern Conference format as Baylor, TCU and Texas Tech compete against LSU, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. Want to purchase tickets?Click here to secure your seats!

In preparation for the game, TCU Baseball invited Chicago Shriners Hospital patient Strother Norman for a one-of-a-kind experience. Since 2012, Strother has received specialized treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Chicago for a spinal cord injury.Click here to watch the video from Strother's visit, and see the impact he made on the TCU Horned Frogs.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Boots and Brewster: The Burn Awareness Pair

Burn Awareness book from Hq. and Video is on You Tube.com

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Kicks Off Burn Awareness Week

Feb. 5-11, 2017, is Burn Awareness Week. During this time, Shriners Hospitals for Children® will begin its annual burn awareness and prevention campaign. This year’s effort will once again use the theme “Be Burn Aware,” and focus on preventing burn injuries in the home, because the vast majority of preventable burn injuries continue to occur in residences. Homes are the sites of thousands of burn injuries to children every year, including scalds, fire-related injuries, and even electrical burns. Many of these incidents could have been easily prevented by following and implementing some basic safety tips.
Burn Awareness Week is Shriners Hospitals for Children’s kickoff of a yearlong educational campaign aimed at burn awareness and prevention that includes offering free educational materials via the website, beburnaware.org. The items are designed to be a resource for firefighters, teachers, parents and others concerned with the safety and well-being of children.
“Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to providing burn awareness education year-round to help prevent burn injuries,” said Kenneth Guidera, M.D., chief medical officer of Shriners Hospitals for Children.
“Our ‘Be Burn Aware’ campaign this year will again be focused on teaching children and families ways they can avoid burn injuries. Shriners Hospitals for Children is aware that many of these pediatric burn injuries are preventable, and hopes to reduce their occurrences through education.”
The campaign features two child-friendly characters, Boots and Brewster – a caped, cuddly bear and a googly-eyed teapot – who are featured in activity books for children ages 3-7 and 8-12. The duo leads children through the various rooms of a house, pointing out dangers, and how to easily correct or avoid them. The coloring pages, word searches, cartoons and other activities are designed to grab children’s attention and present the information in a memorable, age-appropriate manner. The campaign also includes various tip sheets and materials.
Shriners Hospitals has also created an animated video featuring the clever pair, Boots and Brewster, which kids are sure to love. In the new video, available on our website, Boots and Brewster take viewers on a fun and educational adventure to help them become more burn aware. Actor Joe Minoso, star of NBC’s hit show Chicago Fire, is the national spokesperson for the Be Burn Aware campaign.
“Don’t let a careless action ruin your time with family and friends. Be Burn Aware,” said David Greenhalgh, M.D., chief of burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. “Our burn team is devoted to helping children with devastating burn injuries survive and thrive, and we are equally devoted to teaching parents, children and the community how to prevent burn injuries. When it comes to burn injuries, prevention is the best medicine.”
Shriners Hospitals for Children encourages everyone concerned with keeping children safe to visit beburnaware.org for important burn prevention tips and information on how to order the free materials.
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. Our 22 locations 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.