This group photo contains over a 100 participants in "Shriners Dream Cruise 2013". The TRUE STARS of this photo are Chris and Kelly Wede, (pictured at front center w/black shirt and cap with Kelly directly behind with blue shirt) a young couple Joe Wilson and I met at Senor Frog, pool side in St. Thomas. Kelly turned out to be a Shrine Child at our Minneapolis Hospital. She lost her leg at the age of 4 to a lawnmower accident. They were sailing on the Dream celebrating their honeymoon. They were the absolute pinnacle to a fabulous week with friends, shriners, ladies and this wonderful couple.
2013 SUDAN “CASH GIVEAWAY”
The 2013 Sudan Cash Giveaway letters and tickets are in the mail. A slight twist in the annual giveaway this year in that five people will win part of the $10,000.00. Illustrious Sir has elected to split the winning $10,000 into five separate prizes. You do not have to be present to win the first four prizes. The 1st Prize will be $5000.00; 2nd Prize will be $200.00; 3rd Prize is $1500.00, 4th Prize is $1000.00 and the 5th Prize will be $500.00. The 5th prize winner must be present at the 2013 Fall Ceremonial at Roanoke Rapids on November 16th to claim the prize. We still have the same sale incentives as always with the Top Club receiving $250.00; Top Unit receiving $250.00 and the Top Individual receiving $250.00. Nobles, this fundraiser is very important in helping Sudan with the budget in cost of operations, maintenance and other unforeseen expenses. Please make every effort to get out and sell these tickets. The tickets are not just for the Nobility. The deadline to receive sales credit for prize money will be November 8th, 2013. It is only through your support and active participation that Sudan can continue to be in the forefront supporting the “World’s Greatest Philanthropy”.
Cruise for the Kids
Arab Shrine Club in conjunction with the Coastal Cruisers Car Club is sponsoring a car show on May 11
with all proceeds to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The event is to be held at the Arab Shrine Club in Wilmington with many prize cateqories offering awards.
For more information, click the car.
Upcoming Golf Tournaments
With the coming of spring, many Shrine/Masonic golf tournaments can be expected. Here is the list of upcoming events thus far:
Carteret County Mariners - Golf Tournament - May 18, 2013 - Brandywine Bay, Morehead City, NC
Contact: Eric Pake, Sr. - 252-728-1181
Fayetteville Shrine Club is hosting their 19th Annual Golf Tournament on May 10 at Baywood Golf Course, Fayetteville, NC.
Crystal Coast Shrine Club has announced its 19th Annual Crystal Coast Golf Tournament for
April 20, 2013 at the Star Hill Golf & Country Club, Cape Carteret, NC.
Format is 4 Man Super Ball - $60 per person with an 8:30 Shotgun Start.
Contact Jim Barnett,
P. O. Box 227,
Salter Path, NC
Columbus County Shrine Club is planning their annual tournament to be held at the Land-O-Lakes
Golf Course in Whiteville, NC on April 26, 2013.
Wilson Masonic Lodge #712's T. Bruce Boyette Scholarship Golf Tournament is scheduled for April 6, 2013
with a challenge going out to all interested Mason's. Read their flyer for details..
News from Imperial PR and
The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas
Two informative pdf documents are available at the following links. One from Imperial's Public Relations Office "The Public Relations Voice" and the other from the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas-"The Goal Post"
The Voice The Goal Post
Horse Patrol Annual
Trail Ride March 29-31
For those horsemen and ladies in Sudan and surrounding areas, the Horse Partol's Annual Trail Ride provides a great opportunity to spend a weekend in equine splendor sharing the trail with like-minded horse lovers. A great weekend is planned for those interested in a very event-filled weekend, rain or shine.
The attached flyer contains all of the details and contact numbers for more information. Food, fun, fellowhip
and a bit of refined old West adventure abound both on the trail and at the campsite.
Click for flyer with details
Message from The Potentate
Nobles and Friends,
I expect by now many of you may have heard about an injury I received Sunday morning at the Ramada Inn in Burlington, NC as I was preparing to leave The Shrine Bowl Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers. As I was walking to my car, I tripped over one of those concrete parking lot tire bumpers. With all my athletic and coordinated abilities I tried to recover, and must have had a forward momentum of at least 45mph by the time I reached the rear of my Yukon and with outstretched hand, made solid contact with the asphalt. Needless to say, when my solid body also made solid contact with the solid asphalt and caught my hand between those forces, something had to give, it was my fingers and wrist and a fairly deep gash on my palm that extended my life line by about 25 years. After prayer and whatever other descriptive words I could think of (calm as a cucumber), it was evident I needed medical attention. Juanita transported me to the hospital emergency room in Burlington. The doctors and nurses were great and they give me an IV and pain meds, wrapped a towel around my hand, said I needed to see a hand specialist and sent me to Chapel Hill via ambulance. The ambulance driver turned out to be a newly created Shriner in Amram Temple. Chapel Hill Emergency Room was ready for me, gave me more pain meds, x-rays and the works.
The emergency room Dr. was a young woman and before every procedure she would wink at me, I thought, they're gonna cut my hand and who knows what else off for some kinda research. Eventually a young Dr. came in, shot 8 to 10 needles in my hand to numb it, reset the broken bones, stitched up the deep gash, made a cast and warned I may need hand surgery and pins. At a follow up appointment on Thursday, Feb. 28, the Hand Specialist said the young Dr. had saved me from surgery and all I needed to do was clean my gash daily, wiggle my fingers and come back in three weeks. All said. I said, "I'll Be Back", and I will. A special thanks to Illustrious Sir Tommy Boyd, his Lady Betty, Outer Guard Cleve Woolard, his Lady Patsy for staying with me throughout this entire ordeal. Thanks to Noble Ronnie Blount for his invaluable help. (Ronnie and Cleve got me from horizontal face down to a vertical face up position) Thanks for all the calls, cards, thoughts and Prayers Your Friend, Ken Bennett, Potentate
Wayne Shrine Club
The Wayne Shrine Club is having a Yard Sale on March 2, 2013. The event will be conducted in the club parking (3716 US 117S, Dudley, NC) from 7:00am until?
On March 9, 2013, they will be having a Spaghetti event followed by a Wine Tasting (Hinnant Wines). The dinner starts at 7:00pm and includes spaghetti, salad, bread, tea, cheese and dessert. Cost of the dinner is $8.00 and you may pay at the door. Anyone interested in attending is asked to call Debbie Chunn at (919) 920-7942, Gwyn Price at (919) 705-3370; Cathy Green at (919) 778-7956 or Club President, Jimmy Edmundson at (919) 223-1380. Please call on/before March 5th for food preparations purposes.
Spring Ceremonial-On the Waterfront
The Spring Ceremonial will be held in New Bern on May 3rd - 4th and as in 2012, Friday night festivities will be held on the waterfront. 2012's Friday on the waterfront was very successful and enjoyed by all and this year will follow the same setup.
For the Clubs and Units that would like to serve food or have a booth across the street, please contact: Cleve Woolard (Outer Guard) Cell # 252-229-7783 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This needs to be done ASAP to reserve your space and let Cleve know what your menu will be.
Havelock Shriners Announce
2013 Orchid Sale
Havelock Shrine Club is kicking off their Annual Orchid Sale Orders have to be placed by March 17th - with orchids arriving for delivery on March 28th Please call: Charlie Justice H - 252-447-0537 C - 252-229-0748
New Bern Shrine Club
Hosts St. Patty's Dance
The New Bern Shrine Club is hosting a St. Pstricks Day
Dance on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm with the
"Trainwreck" Band, Admission is $10 per person.
Food and concessions will be available at the bar.
For additional information, please contact Ron Packard
@ 252-675-9004. All are invited to attend