Oasis News

May 2018

Zem Zem Shrine membership dues are still due from several members. Please check your 2017 gold plastic dues card and be sure it has a 2018 sticker. If not please pay your dues.

Several events are happening in the next several weeks. Mercer County is having a Steak & Lamb event at the Mercer County S.C. on the 9 th and the Motor Corps is having their annual Steak Fry and Chinese auction on the 12 th . Both events are open to all members. The Zem Zem parade season kicks off on May 19 th with the Zoo Parade in Erie then we are going to Fryburg for a parade on the 26th.

The Club will be having a Mother’s Day Brunch on the 13 th . If its anything like the Easter Buffet we had, you definitely want to make reservations to attend.

Don’t forget to make reservations to the Potentates Ballto be held on June 2 nd . We will be honoring Illustrious Sir Randy Burr and his Lady Agnes. The following day, Sunday the 3rd , is the annual Community Days Open House at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Erie. During the tours, the new EOS system will be on display. This is the new ex-ray machine that the proceeds from the 2017 1 st Lady’s project helped to purchase.

Hope you had an opportunity to attend the Temple’s 1 st Quarterly meeting last month. Financial information re- garding Zem Zem was distributed, a great report was given by the Trustees and reports were given on the Sportsman’s Spectacular and the Dodge Challenger Give-a-Way.

Units and Clubs, please review your bylaws. If they are older than three years, they need to be updated as many changes have been made by Shriners International that need to be included in your bylaws. Contact my office and I will walk you thru the process to get them updated.

Fundraisers for 2018, the Car Giveaway and the Sportsman’s Spectacular are up and ready for your support. Contact my office or any Divan member for more information.

Questions on Shrine protocol, bylaws or Shrinedom in general, give me a call.

Thank you for allowing me to serve another year as your Recorder.

Until next time.....

Jeffrey B. Stephenson, PP


March 2018

Well, I hope by the time this article hits the press that winter is far, far away. The Jewelry gang has been hard at work. Not much has happen since last month, sorry to say. Sales have been sluggish again, but should improve at the end

of the month and June with the Potentate’s Ball and Shrine Hospital days. The camel “Clyde” has been a success and is looking for a new home for him to be a part of.

This year all of my profits will go to the First Lady’s Fund. Her program for special funds for the wheel chair program at Shriner Hospital is the goal. The cost of wheel chairs is

quite costly.

The children that go through the door at 22 nationwide Shrine Hospitals is unbelievable, they all need our care.

Until we meet again, be safe.

Committed to Shriners Hospital - “Where Miracle’s Happen!”


Chief Rabban Randy Burr and Lady Agnes invite Zem Zem Members, friends, and relatives to join them June 10th thru the 16th of 2018 on a trip to Branson, MO. We will be traveling by Deluxe Anderson Coach. The package includes the following:

6 Night’s Accommodations, All State & Local Guest Room Taxes, Round Trip Baggage Service, 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners, including a cruise on the Branson Bell with a Show & Dinner. Bus Hospitality and MUCH-MUCH MORE! For more information, including a copy of the day-to-day itinerary, please call Carl and Janice Holmes at
(814) 838-9568


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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