Al Kader Oasis Newsletter August 2018
August 2018
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08/18   PNSA
08/25   Family Picnic
08/27   Stated Meet
08/31   Fez Lunch
09/09   Dance Live
09/16   Oktoberfest
09/29   Fight Night
10/14   Dance Live
10/20   Food Caravan
10/27   Ceremonial
10/27   Wild Game

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25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

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

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Al Kader Oasis Newsletter August 2018
August 2018
Oasis Archive
Oasis Sponsors


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 Art Hermanson Al Kader Potentate 2018
IS Art Hermanson
Potentate 2018

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 Family Picnic - August 25, 2018


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Continuing to Change Children’s Lives through Community Education and Family Assistance

Dear Nobles, Shrine Ladies and Volunteers,

The Shrine Hospital and our beloved fraternity remains a mystery to much of the community. This is particularly distressing when children are left untreated because their parents are unaware of the leading-edge services available to them… Please volunteer with us!

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Grand Bethel

by Mark Phillips, Oriental Guide

When I attended Oriental Guide School a few months ago, Imperial Sir Bill Bailey reminded me that Shriners International is a men’s organization but he made sure that I understood we exist only in the context of our ladies, children, and grandchildren. Hence, Shriners are a part of the larger Masonic Family.

A good example of the Masonic Family in action is when we support our youth groups. On June 28, Lady Deanna and I attended the Opening of Oregon Job’s Daughters’ Grand Session in North Bend, Oregon. It was a formal event beginning with a buffet banquet. A sizable number of Daughters were in attendance from around Oregon, along with their adult leaders and several of the Nobility from Al Kader and Hillah Shrine Centers. Prominent among the Nobility was Noble Vern Harris as Associate Grand Guardian.

In my remarks made on behalf of our Potentate, IS Art Hermanson, I emphasized that we need the Daughters as part of the Masonic Family because of their creativity, compassion, sense of what is beautiful, and commitment to what is important in life. In closing my remarks, I presented an Al Kader blanket to Mrs. Laurie Armstrong, the Grand Guardian, as a tangible token of our commitment to their worthwhile program.


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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Having Fun-Helping Kids

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Landmark Ford donates van to Al Kader Shriners

Al Kader Shriners welcomes the addition of a proper multi-passenger van, which has been long overdue.

Thank you to Landmark Ford Lincoln for a great deal and a very pleasant purchasing experience.

Al Kader Shriners receives multi-passenger van donated by Landmark Ford


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.

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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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 - 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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A tax saving way to support Shriners Hospital for Children - Portland

by Kathy Park, Director of Development - Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland

We at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland are thankful for the support we have received over many decades from Al Kader temple as well as the individual personal support from many Nobles. Given your wonderful past support, I wanted to share with you that there is tax saving way for you individually to support the hospital through taking advantage of a Charitable IRA Rollover.

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 per year from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future. Why Consider This Gift?

Your gift will be put to use today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making. You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions. If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.

Here is How this Works

If you are 70 ½ years or older, you are required to receive an annual distribution (the required minimum distribution) from your IRA accounts. These distributions are included in your adjusted gross income and are subject to taxation. The Charitable IRA Rollover permits taxpayers to make donations directly to charitable organizations from their IRA without including the distribution in their adjusted gross income. This lessens your annual tax bill by lessening your income.

Distributions from a qualified IRA must be made directly by the IRA’s administrator or trustee to a qualified charity (Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland) or the funds will become a taxable distribution for you.

Here is what you will need to do:

1. Send a written request to your IRA administrator explaining your interest in giving this IRA distribution to the Shriners Hospital for Children - Portland. Inform the IRA administrator to send the check to Shriners Hospital for Children - Portland and not to you; otherwise, you will have to claim it as income. Please call me at (971) 544-3334 and I will get you the suggested format for the letter.

2. Please tell your IRA administrator to include whom the payment is from and your contact information, otherwise we may not know the distribution is from you. Too often, we receive checks from an IRA account with Vanguard, Fidelity, Schwab, etc. without any donor name and it is put into a general gift account.

3. The charity must send a written acknowledgment back to you along with receipt for your records.

4. If you would like to direct your gift in a specific way, please let the Development department at Shriners – Portland know of your intent so we can ensure it is designated as you wish.

As with all financial decisions, we strongly advise you to speak with your IRA Administrator and your financial advisor to determine if this option is right for you.

For a sample form to supply to your financial advisor, or if you have questions about this opportunity, please call the development office at Shriners hospital:

Kathy Park, Director of Development, (971) 544-3334

Devereaux Dion, Associate. Director of Development (971) 282-4605

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Al Kader Oasis August 2018 Newsletter
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Events
08/18   PNSA
08/25   Family Picnic
08/27   Stated Meet
08/31   Fez Lunch
09/09   Dance Live
09/16   Oktoberfest
09/29   Fight Night
10/14   Dance Live
10/20   Food Caravan
10/27   Ceremonial
10/27   Wild Game

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

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

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