Al Kader Oasis Newsletter December 2017
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Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

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Al Kader Oasis Newsletter December 2017
December 2017
Oasis Archive


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 Ron Gamble Al Kader Potentate 2017
IS Ron Gamble
Potentate 2017

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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Al Kader Shriners Stated Meeting - December 11, 2017

Al Kader Shriners Christmas Ball - December 16, 2017


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Food Caravan

Mark C. Phillips, 2nd Ceremonial Master

It’s one thing for us to talk about the Shriners Hospitals for Children as the world’s greatest philanthropy; it is something else entirely to do something about it. That is why we have the annual Food Caravan, a shared project between Al Kader, Hillah, and El Korah Shrine Centers.

The 63rd Annual Food Caravan culminated this year on October 21, 2017 but no one should be misled into thinking that the Food Caravan is a one-day event. It always begins months earlier when Nobles from all three Shrine Centers reach out to local farmers, merchants, and just plain ordinary folks to drum up support for the Portland Hospital.

Harney County Shrine Club, for example, arranged for tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of livestock to be donated from the auction at their County Fair. Desert Shrine Club, as another example, solicited excess produce which local growers could not sell – so much, in fact, that they were delivered to us on a Walmart truck. There are many, many examples like these – all of which demonstrate that the Food Caravan is a labor of love which takes months of collective dedicated effort.

Food Caravan 2017

Other efforts might seem less noteworthy, but all are extremely exceptional. In comparison to some other units and clubs, the Willamette Valley Legion of Honor presented a small amount of food and cash donations this year, but there was not a dry eye in the house when their commander made his heartfelt presentation. Alongside the many dozens of cases of food from Eastern Oregon were two plain cardboard cases containing more than 400 hand-carved wooden toys for the young Hospital patients. These are touching reminders that it’s always all about the kids.

There is no single Food Caravan, but actually three separate caravans which operate on the same day. One comes from the south under the auspices of our brother Nobles at Hillah. Another comes from Central Oregon and often must deal – like this year – with fresh snow over the Santiam Pass. The third originates with El Korah in Idaho, links up along the way with clubs and units in Eastern Oregon, and then they drive together through the Columbia Gorge. All three caravans arrive at Al Kader in Wilsonville, where Masonic youth work quickly to unload items onto pallets, shrink wrap them in plastic, and re-load them onto trucks which will whisk them away to the food warehouse in Gresham.

When all the tallies were completed, the 2017 Food Caravan achieved $360,459 in food and cash donations for the Hospital, plus an additional $10,289 in cash donations for the Transportation Fund. At the celebrator banquet held on October 21st where the various presentations were made, Hospital Administrator Craig Patchin, FACHE used the word “largess” several times in his remarks and commented that he believes this Food Caravan may indeed be the last one still operating in North America. He also commented that this year’s donations may help to cover up to 75% of the Hospital’s annual food needs.

And, yes, the Food Caravan is fun. From the venerable Wagonmaster to the youngest DeMolay, there were plenty of smiles and laughs as the day unfolded. We now look forward to being even more productive next year.


Shriners Run for a Child

Noble Terry Griffith

The Central Oregon Shriners Run For A Child completed its 5th season this year and has found a new home for the donations and sponsorships. With the guidance of Kathy Krueger Park, Director of Development at the Shriners Hospital for ChildrenPortland, the Run For A Child has chosen the Motion Analysis Clinic as our partner, with a donation of $20,000.

The Motion Analysis Clinic is utilized to assist the treatment team in deciding on the best course of action to help a child’s mobility. The Clinic utilizes innovative technology to input the movement of the patient into a computer that creates a 3D image of their movement. This is accomplished by placing numerous reflective nodes in strategic locations on the patient and then utilizing infrared cameras to capture the motion. This allows for interpretation of pre-surgical movement and how best to address the treatment.

Shriners Run for a Child

This is the only clinical pediatric motion analysis clinic in Oregon and one of four on the west coast (three of which are at our neighboring Shriners Hospitals). Over 500 patients utilize the services of the Motion Analysis Clinic on an annual basis.

A new program has been created to address the nutrition of our surgical patients, pre and postoperative. It has been identified that there is a growing trend of malnutrition among our patients, to the point that surgeries are being postponed until the child’s nutrition status improves. It is imperative that these children receive the nutrition necessary to not only prepare for surgery but for following surgery.

The Shriners Run For A Child is excited to be the first benefactor to help with this program by donating $5,000 and look forward to doing more next year.


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Be A Shriner Now

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.

Be a Shriner Now

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.

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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Rent our Shrine Center for your Event

The Al Kader Shriners Center is available for event rental. Our Shrine center is centrally located on I-5 in Willsonville and is one of the only venues of size in the area.

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

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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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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.

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Shriners Hospital

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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Al Kader Oasis December 2017 Newsletter
December 2017
Oasis Archive

Events
12/11   Stated Meeting
12/16   Christmas Formal
01/06   2018 Install
01/27   OB Crab Feed
02/17   Sweetheart Social
02/22   Winter PNSA

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

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

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