Oasis News

December 2018

Just wanted to thank all of the Nobles that have mailed in their 2019 Zem Zem membership dues and a special thank you to those members that have added funds to support Shriners Hospitals for Children and Zem Zem Shriners. The extra donations are greatly appreciated.

2019 dues notices were mailed out of Tampa again this year in September to the address on file. If you have not received a dues notice, please contact the Temple office and update your address.

For those of you that have yet to pay your 2018 membership dues, you have until Friday December 28 th , 2018 to pay. Members still owing dues at the close of business on the 28 th will be suspended per Shriners International and Zem Zem Bylaws.

It’s that time of year to start thinking about year-end gifts from clubs and units. Your Divan is requesting that gifts be given to the Building Fund this year.

Time to update club and unit membership addresses and mailing lists. To make sure your members are up to date with dues, send your membership list to my office and I will review your list, update information regarding suspensions, demits and deaths. A current, updated list will save clubs and units postage in 2019.

I announced at the 3 rd Zem Zem Quarterly meeting that I will be running for the office of Recorder in 2019. I have served the Zem Zem Nobility for the past 15 years, gained an enormous amount of knowledge, with all of the changes in Shriners International bylaws, and met some outstanding Nobles and Ladies along the way. I would like to extend to the Nobility my 45 years of being a Shriner serving as your Recorder in 2019. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Should you have any questions regarding bylaws, Shrine protocol or anything to do with the Shrine, please contact my office. I’m here to help.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve this year as your Recorder.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all!!

Until next time.....

Jeffrey B. Stephenson, PP


December 2018

THANK YOU! I would like to thank all who have purchased items from the Jewelry Committee in the last 9 years. Shriners, Ladies, Divan members and Potentates have been wonderful to work with. I have been at a variety of Shrine events over the years and have sold a ton of Shrine merchandise. I have found new items that I have introduced and sold, which consisted of Shrine t-shirts, trailer hitches, inserts, stuffed animals, and many more. I have found, along with given a large amount of items around the club, that I generated profits for the Jewelry Committee.

Over the last 9 years I have donated to the following Shrine related funds:

1.Zem Zem Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund

2.Shriners Hospital Erie Unit

3.Zem Zem Building Fund

4.First Lady’s Fund

The donation that were made were selected by myself. I felt that the fund that I donated to each year were to support the ideas of the Shrine beliefs. To help children have a better life. I have seen the smiles from their faces many time while I have transported children to Shriners Hospital.

My total donations in those 9 years was $11,500. I spent numerous hours preparing for each one of the events that I attended. And did they ever pay off! These programs that I supplied with a donation are all better off today.

This will be my last article that I write for the Shrine newsletter. I wish next years committee the success that I have had. I’m thankful to have made a difference during my time with this project.

I would also at this time like to thank my Lady for helping and supporting me on this mission over the years. If not for her, I wouldn’t have lasted as long as I did.

In closing, I will still remain a strong, active Shriner and my dedication will never change. The care for children at Shriners Hospital Erie and the other 21 units and our care around the world must be our goal in life. SHRINER HOSPITALS #1!

Thank you and God bless the Shrine Hospitals


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


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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