Oasis News

March 2020

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring and here we are dodging raindrops, roller coaster temperatures and snow squalls. In Northwestern Pa., if you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes, it will change. Fortunately, spring also brings fundraisers and activities for our clubs and units. This year the First Lady’s Jewelry Jackpot also will be a spring event. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 18th. Help will be needed in the kitchen and banquet room to ensure a successful event.

Various members of the Divan will be attending seminars pertaining to their offices and Spring MASA will be held in Williamsburg March 26-28th. Shrine activities extend far beyond the jurisdiction of Zem Zem. For news and updates from these events, please plan to attend the Quarterly meeting to be held Saturday, April 25th at 10am at Zem Zem.

Housing Chairman, Bryan Ferguson, P.P. is making plans for the Imperial Session to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, the home of the Super Bowl Champions. The dates are July 5-9 with competitions to be held on Saturday, July 4th. Please contact Illustrious Sir Ferguson for information if you would like to attend.

Ceremonial is planned for June 6th. If you know anyone who would like to join the Shrine, please let Illustrious Sir Randy or any Divan member know.

I would like to wish everyone a safe and blessed Easter season as always, “Remember your Masonic Obligations”

Remember your Blue Lodge Obligations

Timothy M. Hofius, PP



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Gini Barris, Zem Zem Shriners 2019 First Lady, along with Leroy Woods, 2019 Potentate, presented a check for $92, 596 to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie to be applied to the purchase of a new Vicon Camera System for the motion analysis center.
Those in attendance at the check presentation (left to right) include: David R. Schumacher, development officer, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie; Ann Hofius, 2017 First Lady, Zem Zem Shriners; Tim Hofius, PP, recorder, Zem Zem Shriners; Gini Barris, 2019 First Lady, Zem Zem Shriners; Leroy Woods, 2019 Potentate, Zem Zem Shriners; Susan Crabb; Richard Crabb, treasurer, Zem Zem Shriners; Mary Jane Antoon, administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie.


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 2020