Oasis News

October 2018

Nobles, we are in the final stretch of the 2018 year and we still have Nobles that owe dues for 2018. All of these Nobles have received at least three notices of dues due at their address on file with the office and have received a notice for the 2019 dues. Just a reminder, your 2018 dues must be paid by the end of December or you will be subject to suspension of your membership. We don’t want to have to suspend any Noble, so please get that check sent into the Recorder.

As mentioned, the 2019 dues notices have been sent out from Tampa. They are sending them out early to avoid the holidays. Should you have any questions regarding your dues, please call my office.

By the time you receive this article the Sportsman’s Spectacular and Car Give-a-Way will have passed. Information regarding the financial results will be reported at the 3 rd Temple Quarterly meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 24 th beginning at 7:00 PM. A dinner will be available at 6:00 PM. Be sure to watch for an email announcement. We will need your reservation to attend the dinner.

The Temple Annual meeting will be held on January 19, 2019 at the Temple. This is where a report on 2018 membership results and review financial information from 2018. In addition, elections are held for our future leaders. We will be electing two Trustees and an Oriental Guide. Should you have an interest in any of these positions, please contact my office and I will explain the responsibilities

At the Annual meeting, if everything goes the way it should, Chief Rabban Leroy Woods should assume the office of Potentate. From experience, once a Potentate is installed, he is responsible to appoint Nobles to sit on the various committees of the Temple for his year. Should you have an interest in serving the Temple in 2019, either contact the Chief Rabban or the Recorder.

Just got back from the monthly Board of Governors meeting for Shriners Hospitals for Children-Erie and it was reported that the Hospital came in second for Erie Gives Days and the first Annual 24-Hour Children’s Charity Cup was a great success. Things are going well at the hospital over the past 40 days. In addition, the hospital is in the running for a national award for Best Places to Work in 2018.

Nobles, get involved with a Unit or Club and start enjoying the benefits of your membership. Not sure who to contact or which Unit or Club to pursue, give me a call and I will get you in contact with the right Noble.

As I end my article, I’d be remiss in not congratulating Ill Sir Keith A. McKnight and his Lady Eileen as they completed serving as President and First Lady of MASA. You represented Zem Zem well.

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


October 2018

The Jewelry Committee had a very busy October. The Sportsman’s Spectacular was a big event for the group. We had a wide variety of items for sale. This is the biggest event for committee each year. We had some Shrine Hospital bears, Emily’s beads, Shrine prints of Zem Zem Shrine, Shrine camel milk mugs and a whole table full of a variety of Shrine items. I hope everyone got to stop by and make a selection. We still have a large selection at the club for you to check out. No more road trips for 2018.

Well, I have stated that all my profits will go to the First Lady’s Jewelry Jackpot. This event will be held on Saturday, October 5 th at the Shrine Club. I hope there is a large amount of Ladies that attend. This is a great time for all. First Lady Agnes’ goal is to help fund the wheel chair program at Shriners Hospital right here in Erie. There will be some Emily beads at the event so make sure you check it all out while you are there for the day. Tickets are available from Divan members and at the Shrine office.

Fun times last forever. Shriners Hospital is a great place to help children correct a variety of issues that they have. We should be proud to be part of the 22 hospitals in North America. As Shriners we should be proud of our unit here. The new EOS unit to the POPS unit as just a few things that we do in Erie. Thanks again!

In closing I would like to say thanks to all for the last 9 years of fun.


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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