Oasis News

December 2019

I would like to thank everyone who has paid dues for 2020. It is gratifying to see how many nobles realize the importance of paying their dues on time. Please remember that anyone attending the Annual Meeting must present a 2020 dues card. By dispensation extended by the Imperial Potentate, the annual meeting will be Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Zem Zem. At that time, Officers and Trustees will be elected and installed. Come enjoy the festivities and view the modernized offices at your Shrine Center.

The necrology service will be a part of the Annual Meeting. If you are aware of any visits by the Black Camel in 2019, please notify the office so we may properly honor our fallen brethren.

It is our obligation to look out for brother Shrine Masons. If you are aware of a noble who is experiencing financial difficulties and is unable to remit his dues, please notify me or any of the divan members. The information will remain confidential and if requested, your anonymity will be maintained.

On a lighter note, December is filled with holiday parties held by the various clubs and units. Attend a party and meet new people. After all, Shrinedom is based on fun. We have all worked diligently this year to raise funds for our philanthropy, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children and now it is time to take a brief break from fundraising to enjoy ourselves. I hope to see many of you at events this month.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance.

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