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Al Kader Oasis Newsletter September 2014
September 2014
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Al Kader Shrine Center
25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

Phone: 503-682-4420
FAX: 503-685-5080

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Al Kader Oasis Newsletter September 2014
September 2014
Oasis Archive


Al Kader Shrine Center
25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

Phone: 503-682-4420
FAX: 503-685-5080

Contact Us

Membership Petition


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IS Dave Johnson Al Kader Shriners Potentate 2014

Welcome

Welcome to Al Kader Shriners’ website. We strive to keep it current and informative. Here you can read our monthly Oasis publication, review upcoming activities on our calendar, take a virtual tour of our facility, view our history and find answers to frequently asked questions about Shriners. If you are interested in joining us, you can find either a petition to be initiated, or one to become affiliated, if you are currently a Shriner from another Temple.

Browse around, and if you have any questions, or would like more information about Al Kader Shriners, Shriners International or the Shriners Hospital for Children® system, please contact me.

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Join Us

When you become a Shriner, you become part of a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth, and providing care for children and families in need. While our backgrounds and interests may be diverse, what binds us together are shared values and a desire to have fun, do good and build bonds that last a lifetime.

Shriners come from all walks of life.
We are plumbers and professionals, salesmen and CEOs.
We are fathers, uncles, and sons.
We are also brothers.

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If you hold the title of Master Mason in Freemasonry, you qualify and are invited to join the Shriners. In order to become a Shriner you must ask a current Shriner to support and sponsor your application.

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About Shriners

The Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine was founded in 1872 by a group of 13 men belonging to the Masonic Order. It was originally established to provide fun and fellowship for its members.

On January 3, 1888, Imperial Potentate Sam Briggs granted the dispensation for Al Kader Shrine. On February 15, 1888, members of Islam Shrine conferred the Shrine degrees in Portland, Oregon. There were fourteen original members.

Al Kader Shriners was the first Shrine Center to be established in the Pacific Northwest. Originally located in the City of Portland, our home is now in Wilsonville.

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Irving W. Pratt was elected the first Illustrious Potentate on February 15, 1888. Al Kader was the 46th charter and the first in the Pacific Northwest. Pratt’s great grandson, Noble Ard Pratt – Potentate in 2009, is today an active Al Kader Shriner.

Now, there are approximately 300,000 Shriners. They gather in 196 Shrine Centers throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and the Republic of Panama. In 2010, in order to reflect the growth of the Shrine outside North America, we became Shriners International.

Al Kader Past Potentates

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Shriners Hospital - Portland

The Imperial Council met in Portland, Oregon, in 1920. Al Kader Shriners and their delegation helped to write that indelible page in the Book of Humanity, and thus began the Shriners Hospitals for Children, for it was here that the movement to define our philanthropy began.

There are now 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children providing care for orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospital Portland

These hospitals have helped more than one million children — regardless of a families' ability to pay. --since the first Shriners Hospital for Children opened in Shreveport, LA in 1922.

We are very fortunate to have one of the Shriners hospitals located in Portland. In 1924, the original Shriners Hospital opened in Portland at NE 82nd Ave.and Sandy Boulevard.

Eventually, it was decided to build a new facility within the Oregon Health Sciences medical complex, overlooking the downtown area from the West Hills, at a capital investment of over $25 million. The Portland Hospital specializes in orthopedic treatment and surgery, includes a Research Center and is also a teaching facility. In 2010, an $85 million expansion of the Portland Hospital was dedicated, and is in use today.

Since that time, for over almost 95 years, more than a million children with orthopedic problems, burns and spinal cord injuries have been treated up to their 18th birthday, in a network of 22 hospitals providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals.

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In 2014, we are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Shriners Hospital in Portland.

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Our Shrine Center

The Al Kader Shriners Center was originally located in downtown Portland. In 1993, Al Kader moved the executive offices and Shriners Center to Wilsonville, Oregon, minutes south of the Portland metropolitan area.

Completed in 1994, the building combines a clean, modern appearance with classic Middle Eastern appointments throughout.

Al Kader Shrine Center

A wedding or reception, a business meeting or seminar, a graduation ceremony, a company dinner of social event, a concert, or a family reunion? We have a perfect place for your event: Al Kader Shrine Center in Wilsonville, Oregon.

We have a prestigious location, with ample free parking only minutes from Portland via I-5 or I-205 freeways and equally convenient from Salem or points in between.

Nobles, their Ladies and the public are welcome to visit our Shrine Center Office Hours - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday to Friday

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Al Kader Oasis Newsletter
September 2014


Al Kader Shrine Center
25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

Phone: 503-682-4420
FAX: 503-685-5080

Contact Us

Membership Petition


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