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2017 POTENTATE - ILLUSTRIOUS SIR TIMOTHY HOFIUS


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Masonic history…

Past Master Shenango Valley Lodge # 810
Member New Castle consistory
Order of Demolay - Past Master Councilor- Chevalier degree
Past President Mercer County Shrine Club
Past treasurer Zem Zem activities committee
Member numerous clubs and shrine related organizations
I have been honored with an appointment as an Imperial Marshall’s Inner Guard Aide and I am also running to be an Imperial Representative.



Personal…

30 year banking career - VP of Nat’l City Bank
Chief Clerk Mercer County- 2008 to present
Community involvement…Keystone Blind - VP board of directors
MCAR - board member-past president
AAA - advisory board
Ducks Unlimited - past state chairman, past regional VP, Nat’l Trustee Emeritus, Nat’l gun chairman

I have extensive budget, contract, business and management experience.Full support of my wife Ann of thirty five years and a desire to continue the forward progress and the positive changes which have been accomplished during my terms.


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CHIEF RABBAN - RANDY BURR, II


Masonic History…

Edenburg Lodge 550
Lodge of Perfection - Oil City, PA
Valley of New Castle (PA)
Clarion County Shrine Club
Clarion County Trikes
Camel Herders Stable 44
Order of Quetzalcoatl




Personal…

Married lady Agnes. 38 years
3 sons - Randy III, Mike, and Matt
Six grandchildren - Jade, Megan, Randy IV, Kenton, Oscar, and Lilly
Went to University of Pittsburgh
Taught public school 8 years
Started and sold 2 businesses
Employed at Giant Eagle Inc as a maintainence supervisor 24 years
Currently serving on the Keystone School District school board,
Jefferson area senior home living board, St Paul’s Lutheran Church council


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ASSISTANT RABBAN- LEROY WOODS


Leroy Wood

Masonic History…

Blue lodge 1975
New Castle Consistory 1976
Zem Zem Shrine in 1978
Car chairman for Zem Zem Shrine 2013 and 2014
President of Mercer Co. Shrine 2013
Zem Zem Activities Chairman in 2014
Currently a trustee for Mercer Co Shrine Club





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HIGH PRIEST AND PROPHET- RANDALL G FERGUSON


Randy Ferguson

Masonic History…

Joined Pine Lodge #498 in 2006
Joined Zem Zem Shrine in 2006 and became a charter member of the Fez Flyers of Conneaut Lake, PA
Current Treasure of the Fez Flyers





Additional Memberships…

Mercer Co. Shrine Club
Clarion Co. Shrine Club
Erie Co. Shrine Club
Warren Co. Shrine Club
Crawford Co. Shrine Club


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ORIENTAL GUIDE - ROBERT M PERRINE

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RECORDER - JEFFREY B STEPHENSON, PP


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MasonicHistory...

Jeffrey is a 43 year member of Zem Zem Shriners and served as Potentate of Zem Zem Shriners in 2003. He was elected as Temple Recorder in 2004.

He is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. degree in Finance and received his M.B. A. degree from Gannon University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Jeff serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Shrine Association and is presently serving as Parliamentarian of the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association. He is a past President of the Shrine Recorders Association and Past Commander of M.A.S.A. Legions of Honor.



He is an Emeritus Member of the Colorado Corporation and an Emeritus Member of Shriners Hospitals for Children-Erie, where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2012-2014.

He serves as Parliamentarian of Zem Zem Shriners and is on the Insurance, Bylaws, Future’s and Hardship Committees of Zem Zem.


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TREASURER - RICHARD W CRABB


Masonic History…

I began my Masonic and career in the fall of 1968 by joining then Commonwealth Lodge 695. This lodge merged with Tryian Lodge became Tryian Commonwealth Lodge 362. I received my Master Mason Degree in spring of 1969.
In April of 1972, I joined the Erie Consistory, Scottish Rite of Erie. Then I joined Zem Zem Shrine in November of 1972. I have been a life member since 1978. I then joined the Arab Patrol immediately and in November of 1973, was elected Secretary of the Arab Patrol. I was Secretary for three years, then Vice President and finally President in 1978. Since then, I have been Secretary for 17 years and currently Secretary of the Patrol. I have marched with the Patrol consistently since 1972 until being elected Treasurer of the Shrine in 2015. I was Noble of the Year in 2007. I also so belong to the Presque Isle 200 “Q” and the Royal Order of Jesters.
I have been involved with the Activities Committee for most of my 44 years as a Shriner, serving as Chairman in 1991, 1993, 2010, and 2011. I also have been Treasurer of the Committee for four years. I was chairman of the Masonic Picnic held at Waldameer Park from 2005 until 2013. I was a member of the Futures Committee from 2004 until 2009.
I am currently volunteering as a driver for Shriners Hospital-Erie and have been doing this for over seven years. The driving has taken me to Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to see that our patient receive the best care possible. This is one of the most rewarding jobs I have had with the Shrine. To see children who cannot walk the first time you pick them up and eventually watch them walk out of the Hospital on their own.

Personal…

I retired in 2008 after 45 years from McCarty Printing as a Production Manager and Facilities Manager of the McCarty plants and properties.

I am married to my wife Susan for five years and have two daughters, one on Warren, PA and one in Greenville, SC.

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