Oasis News

October 2017

The 2018 Zem Zem Shrine year is right around the corner and Chief Rabban Randy Burr will be announcing some of his plans at the 2018 Calendar Meeting to be held on November 12 th at the Temple. Unit and Clubs should be represented at this meeting.

Dues notices for 2018 have arrived. If you have any questions regarding your membership, please give me a call or email me at recorder@zemzemshrine.org.

Unfortunately, we still have several members that have not paid their 2017 dues. I’m sure there are several reasons, however to have one of the world’s greatest assets, sitting in your jurisdiction, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Erie, it saddens me to see members not renewing their membership. For those still owing dues, you have until December 29 th to pay or unfortunately you will be subject to suspension.

For our snow birds. Be sure to let the office know of your temporary address so the Temple can stay in touch with the Zem Zem News and any other mailings that may come from the Temple or Shriners International. Tampa mails out dues information and they need your current address. Thanks for your help.

2018 will soon be here and several Units and Clubs are now looking for Nobles to step up and take a leadership position. To become an officer in your unit or club is very rewarding. And don’t be afraid to approach Chief Rabban Randy Burr, if you have any ideas for 2018. C.R. Burr is looking for Nobles to help out and he would welcome your participation. Should you have any questions regarding Shrine protocol, bylaws, information on how to join a unit or club or Shrinedom in general, give me a call. I’m here to help.

Wishing you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving.

Should you have any questions regarding Shrine protocol, bylaws, information on how to join a unit or club or Shrinedom in general, give me a call. I’m here to serve.

Until next time.....

Jeffrey B. Stephenson, PP


Zem Zem Divan is looking for two Nobles who may be interested in serving as an Associate Board Member, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Erie.The one (1) year term begins in January 2018.

If you would like to be considered as an Associate Board Member, please submit your letter of interest, qualifications and why you would be a good candidate to Jeffrey B. Stephenson, P.P., Recorder by November 10
th, 2017.

Should you have any questions regarding these positions, contact the Recorder. (814) 833-3391


October 2017

Well, the holiday season is quickly approaching and the Jewelry Committee will be taking some time to refresh and enjoy the month of November.

We would like to wish all Shriners and their families a lovely and enjoyable holiday. We must remember all of our loved ones that are not with us or on military duty.

God Bless America,

John Seastead

Oriental Guide Position Open

Zem Zem Shrine is looking for a Noble with Leadership skills to fulfill the position of Oriental Guide for 2018 and to help with the growth of our Shrine. This is an opportunity for someone to become involved with the planning of events for Zem Zem and to enjoy the camaraderie of the Nobility and their Ladies and to see their efforts and plans come to reality.

Your first year as O.G. is a learning year. You should take advantage of every opportunity to get involved in the workings of the Shrine. Assignments may be made to committees, to do whatever is asked to learn the Zem Zem operations and functions of the office as well.

You should go to as many functions as possible, Shrine Club and unit meetings, official functions and Temple functions. Also, it doesn’t hurt to take advantage of the other Mid Atlantic functions. Of course, it can’t all be done but a sampling would be beneficial Please contact a Divan member for more information or call the Temple office.


It’s that time of year to start thinking about year end gifts from the clubs and units. The Divan is requesting that gifts be given to the Building Fund and Nobles In Need Fund.

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