Oasis News

September 2019

Neither wind, nor rain, or HurricaneDorian could prevent Shriners from at-

tending MASA in Virginia Beach in earlySeptember. Although the motorized competitions and the parade were cancelled,the meetings, luncheons and pageantproceeded as scheduled. Congratulationsto Noble Bob Pozar, his Lady Deb and the Activities Committee for a great hospitality room for the entire weekend.

The Sportsman’s Spectacular and the raffles were asuccess. Thanks to Ramon Watkins and also to Charlie Welch for all of their hard work. Also THANKS to all who helped before, during and after the event. This event takes a lot of effort and everyone came through.

If you haven’t visited the Shrine Center recently, you’ve missed a few upgrades. With the addition of premium sports channels on our cable plan, College and NFL football can now be viewed on our two new 65 inch TV’s purchased by the Travel Club and the Cycle Corps. Plans are underway for some Grill Room food and drink spe- cials and Thursday night football with the Steelers and Browns on October 17.

Other improvements include an upgrade to our insurance coverage resulting in a $20,000 annual savings and a new garbage service with a $1,200 a month cost reduction. Our computer network has a new server and Wi-Fi now throughout the building, making our facility more desirable for renters. Our next upgrade will be the addi- tion of QuickBooks to modernize our accounting system. We are moving forward with a lot of improvements which have been sitting dormant for too long.

Next Quarterly meeting will be Wednesday, October 23. Dinner will precede the meeting and ladies are welcome to attend and socialize during our meeting. Thanks to all who have remitted their 2020 dues, unfortunately we still have far too many who have not paid their 2019 dues. If you are uncertain as to your status please contact me. It is troublesome to suspend Nobles every year.

Please contact me if I can assist in any way.

Remember your Blue Lodge Obligations

Timothy M. Hofius, PP



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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