Oasis News

September 2017

The Annual Sportsman’s Spectacular will be held on Saturday, September 16th at the Shrine Club. This has become the biggest fundraiser for the Shrine over the past several years. The thing that makes this a great event is your donation gets you admission to the event, food and Camel’s milk and multiple chances

to win prizes. In addition, for an additional donation, someone is going to win a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition 4 x 4 or $20,000.00 in cash. You can’t win if you don’t play.

Welcome to all of our new members in 2017 so far. I encourage you to get involved and join a unit or club. Attend a Shrine function. Become an active member of this great fraternity. If you need any information on any of the clubs or units, please give me a call.

Nobles, we still have members owing dues for 2017 and your Divan has put into the budget funds from dues to operate the Temple. If you haven’t paid yet, please get that check into the office. Dues can be paid by check or credit card.

Speaking of dues, Shriners International, Tampa will be sending out dues notices for 2018 soon, Dues for 2018 were discussed at the 2nd Quarterly meeting and by a vote of the membership in attendance, the dues for 2018 will remain at $108.00. The $5.00 per year increase over 5 years has been postponed for next years dues.
Need a place for your office Christmas Party, holiday party, office meeting, wedding or a banquet? Please consider your club. We have rooms and dates available for October, November and December. For more information, please contact Laurie Space, Banquet Manager. She is available to answer your questions and guide you through the booking process. Don’t forget to visit the club and view the improvements made to the Ballroom.

The new Bylaws have been approved by Shriners International and we are now in the process of putting together the Trustees. Please review the information regarding the requirements set forth by the Futures Committee in this issue and get your letter and resume into Randy Burr, Chief Rabban.

Zem Zem donated $5578.00 to Erie Gives Day. $5178.00 was from donations from Nobles paying their 2017 dues and $400.00 was from McKean County Shrine Club.

Finally, don’t forget 1st Lady Ann’s Ladies Luncheon and Jewelry Jackpot scheduled for October 21st. All proceeds will go directly to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Erie.

Questions regarding bylaws, protocol or Shrinedom in general, give me a call. I’m here to help.

Until next time.....

Jeffrey B. Stephenson, PP


September 2017

September is here and so is VA Beach, a parade or 2, and the ZEM ZEM Gun Function. This is one of the events that will energize Zem Zem funds plus a number of units and clubs. The Jewelry committee is one of those group that needs your support. The fund that we collect bene ` Shriners Hospital and the HTF fund at Zem Zem Shrine. Without your support the gas that
we buy to transport children around would fall short of there goals. When you are at the gun raffle please stop around and make a purchase or a donation.

Since the summer ceremonial things have been slow. Looking forward to seeing you at the gun raffle.

Support Shriners Hospital, the children will “LOVE” you.

John Seastead


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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