Oasis News

June 2019

Summer has finally arrived and with it the beginning of parade season for Shriners. Participationin parades attracts new members to our fraternity and recognition to our cause, Shriner’s Hospitalfor Children. All motorized units are reminded to remit $10 per rider with their list of riders to theZem Zem Office to help defray the cost of liability insurance for parade participants.In addition, please inform the Potentate if you plan to participate in any non-temple function parades. This is not an act of asking permis- sion to parade, but it is an absolute necessity for liability coverage. Northwest PA is made up of hundreds of small communities who celebrate each summer with parades and fairs. Anything can happen. Equipment can malfunction. A small child may dart into the street for a piece of candy. Liability insurance exists to cover the unexpected mishap, but coverage only exists if the Potentate is aware of yourparticipation. Written requests, including emails and texts, provide the optimum assurance of coverage.Whether you are involved in a parade or just observing on the side-lines, be sure to have fun, applaud the participating Shrine Units, and above all, take a phrase from the T.V. show, “Hill Street Blues: Let’s Be Careful Out There!”

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.

Zem Zem 2019