Upcoming Events & Fundraisers
Friday Night Entertainment

SoulShine Band

Wilmington’s SoulShine traces its origins back to Hoggard High School where the members, all Port City natives, were classmates. Davie Waggett (vocals and percussion), Donald Smith (drums) and Rick McDuffie (guitar) were all members of the award-winning Grade VI Symphonic Band at Hoggard. Donald and Davie were simultaneously traveling a parallel rock and roll track with Rick Howell (bass) in bands like Night Drive, Croatan and Lush, while Rick McDuffie was covering the high-society gigs with Pendulum and The Ethics. Davie did a stint on drums with Nantucket and Rick Howell played for a time with a later version of The Grass Roots. College, career and child-rearing kept the boys from pursuing full time music careers, but they found time to keep playing and honing their music skills through the years. Along the way they have shared the stage, individually, with The Charlie Daniels Band, Exile, Goose Creek Symphony and The Kentucky Headhunters, among others. These good friends reunited in 2013, along with keyboardist (and fellow Hoggard alum) Tony Greer, to form SoulShine.

SoulShine is made up of five guys who are true “soul brothers”- they love each other, their audiences, and they're excited about what they do! Whether you love soul, beach, Motown, classic rock or “all of the above”, SoulShine can deliver it, with a punch!

Saturday Night Entertainment

Pizzaz Band

With over 115 years combined experience entertaining crowds across the nation, the Pizzaz Band is one of the finest bands in the cover music industry with a emphasis on excellence! The Pizazz Band sizzles with the energy that pounds your heart and gets your body and feet moving with Soul, Funk, Beach, Country and Rock. You will loose yourself into the romantic soulful voice of Lead Man Kent Zimmerman and melt to your knees with Mark Davidson’s gravelly, smokey vocals and fluid guitar. The master of the keys, Steve Edmunds (aka) Mr. Wonderful is always putting some soul in it. Chip “Barefootin” Johnson keeps the beat going alive in your head with the pounding and finesse of the drums. With over 30+ plus years of experience, Kenny Hancock is considered to be one of the best bassist on the east coast and will groove your soul into a trance. The Pizazz Band is honored to perform for The Sudan Shriners, a Fantastic Organization!




New Bern, North Carolina

January 23 – 24, 2015



Friday ~ January 23, 2015


11:00 am                                  Board of Directors Meeting  (Shrine temple ~ Board Room)

10:30 am ~ 12 noon                 Widows Fund Meeting / Lunch  (DoubleTree ~ Morgan Room)

12:00 noon                               Past Potentates Cabiri Lunch / Meeting  (DoubleTree ~ Library)

11:00 am ~ 3:00 pm                 Open for shopping and sight-seeing

3:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm                   Sudan Hospitality Room - (New Bern Convention Center ~ 203 S. Front St.

7:30 pm ~ 9:00 pm                   Memorial Service, Hospital Patients Introductions, Presentations & Potentate’s Remarks

                                                Break for Room Set Up

9:00 pm ~ 12:00 am                 Ceremonial Dance “Soul Shine” - (Shrine Auditorium)

    BYOB (Set ups & Beer available in Concession Stand)  
Admission by 2015 Shrine or Blue Lodge Dues Card

(Coat / Tie & Fez Requested)

Saturday ~ January 24, 2015

7:30 am                                   Registration of Candidates – Fez Sizing, Medical Review, Widows Fund Presentation & New Candidate Orientation  (Shrine temple)

8:00 am                                    Annual Stated Business Meeting  (Shrine Auditorium)

9:00 am                                    Ladies’ Breakfast & Entertainment  (New Bern Convention Center

(All Ladies & Candidates Wives Invited)

10:00 am                                  First Section – Shrine Degree by Ceremonial Cast  (Shrine Auditorium)

11:00 am                                  Parade Formation at Kafer Park (George Street)

12:00 noon                              Parade Steps Off

1:00 pm                                    Moslem Feast - Chef Crew Unit - (Riverfront Convention Center)

2:30 pm ~ 4:00 pm                   Second Section – Initiation by Wrecking Crew - (Riverfront Convention Center)

3:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm                   Sudan Hospitality Room - (Riverfront Convention Center)

7:30 pm ~ 8:30 pm                  Fez & Rose Presentation / New Nobles & their Ladies, Grand March, Installation of Potentate (Shrine Auditorium)

8:30 pm ~ 12:00                        Potentate’s Ball “Pizazz Band”  (Shrine Auditorium) 


Nobles / Ladies & Invited Guests Only

Fezzes Requested All Weekend

Nobles Coat / Tie & Fez Requested / Formal Attire for Officers

Ladies ~ Dress or Pantsuit

Click for printout sheet


bird pheasant

18th Masonic District

Pheasant Hunt

Honey Hill Hunting Preserve

Honey Hill Road

Hallsboro, NC


$135 Per Person


Sat. Feb 14th 2015 at 9AM


Proceeds are going to Masonic Home for children at Oxford.


For more information contact:

James E. Britt (910)-734-5865

Edwin Russ (910)-840-0100



Golf Classic - Honoring Joseph "Big Daddy" Moore - May 29th


Dear Nobles,  


The Provost Guard is planning a golf classic to honor our very own Joseph "Big Daddy” Moore to be held on May 29th, 2015. If you are a Shriner, you were initiated with "Big Daddy" as a part of your initiation. He has not missed a ceremonial since 1964 and at age 94 still has a 14 handicap in golf.

We want those who play to have the ultimate experience. Therefore we providing a chance to win a new 2015 Impala from Winner Chevrolet or a new Truck from Leo Venters Ford of Ayden, N.C., as well as for cash prizes, putting contests and more. To help us secure these vehicles and help to offset the costs we will incur, we need your help. If you could, please send a donation for the amount of $100 to the, Sudan Provost Guard, so that we can make this event a memory that everyone will never forget.

Please send your check to:  

Sudan Provost Guard

119 Eagle Trail

New Bern, N.C. 28562  

With warmest regards,

Robin R. Price

"Big Daddy" Golf Classic Chairman
Phone: 252-342-7931
Fax: 855-668-6626

e-mail: Robingetsmail@gmail.com

Website: http://Floord.gomobifast.mobi


Sudan's 2014

First Lady Susan Jackson
representing Sudan’s Potentate Ladies for years to come
Designed by: Teresa Marra-Seplak




The proceeds will be

donated to Building Fund

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• Labor Day • Thanksgiving and Friday after• Christmas and one other day
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