Oasis News

March 2018

Zem Zem Shrine 2018 membership dues are still due from several members. Second dues notices will be mailed from Tampa to those who have not paid. Please get your membership dues paid by either sending in a check or calling the office and pay by credit card. After your dues are paid, a 2018 dues sticker will be mailed from Tampa to attach to your dues card.

If you are not receiving emails from Zem Zem announcing events and changes to the monthly calendar, please contact the office to make sure we have your current email address on file.

For our members that live outside Erie County, it would be helpful if you would notify the Temple office of any Nobles called by the Black Camel

in your area. All we need is the name and date of death to comply with Shriners International Bylaws.

As noted at the Clubs and Units meeting, please re- view your bylaws. If they are older than three years, they need to be updated and approved by the Potentate. Please contact my office and I will walk you thru the procedure to get them updated.

As of this article, there are 12 Nobles listed in the 2018 calendar book, officers and appointments, that have not paid their 2018 dues. This is very disrespectful to the Potentate. At your next meet- ing, maybe you should ask the members to show a current dues card. You might be surprised who hasn’t paid.

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, from what the weatherman “Phil” predicted, there will be six more weeks of winter. If you happen to have made plans and are in Florida for the winter, you made the correct choice!

Jewelry sales have been quite sluggish for the last month or so. The little addition of our stuffed Shrine camel “Clyde” has been quite brisk. Next time you are at the Club, check out the little guy in the display case; patiently waiting for you to take one home.

Jewelry sales are a big part of fundraising for Shriners Hospital and the First Ladies Fund. This will con- tinue in 2018.

Until we meet again, be safe.

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

Join Us for the Official Visit to the Shriners Hospital for Children
Cincinnati Burn Unit

I am pleased to announce that Zem Zem will be making an official visit to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Cincinnati Burn Unit, on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Nobles, their Ladies, prospective members, etc., are welcome to join us.

As of this moment, the plan is to meet on April 21, 2018 at the Hospital at Noon. The Hospital auditorium has been reserved for our visit, as an assembly and presentation area. We will have lunch at the Hospital cafeteria, then begin our tour. As of this moment, transportation is on your own, as is the cost of lunch. Notwithstanding, I need to know the exact names and number of everybody attending so that we can secure an appropriate number of tour guides, and be sure that the cafeteria is prepared for us. We may also be able to arrange carpooling.
I must have this information no later than March 16, 2018. THIS IS A FIRM DATE.

Please email me with your reservations.

Yours in the Faith,

James H. Richardson, Jr.

(814) 456-400 x 322



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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