Al Kader Oasis Newsletter May 2017
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04/28   Fez Lunch
04/09   Ceremonial
05/01   Run For Child
05/08   Stated Meeting
05/09   Blood Drive
05/27   DeMolay Conclave
06/01   Grand Lodge
06/10   Social
07/09   Imperial Session
07/22   Portland Pickles
07/28   Summer PNSA
08/12   Run For Child
08/17   Annual Golf

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Central Oregon Shrine Club

Description

The Central Oregon Shrine Club has been serving Central Oregon for over 30 years. With over 60 members, our club is one of the more active Shrine Clubs in Oregon. We have provided assistance to several hundred Central Oregon children in need of care and treatment.

The main purpose of all Shriner’s is to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children and to help identify and refer children who are in need. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children® and receive all services at no cost to the child or their family.

Officers

President - John Pinckney
Vice President - Dick Sewell
Treasurer - Ande Stearns
Secretary - Dale Claypool
Chaplain - Wayne Simpson
East West Representatives - Bob Wills, Terry Griffith, Ande Stearns

Meeting Time

First Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM.

Location

Red Rooster

Events and Activities

Bend Christmas Parade
Shriners Run For a Child

Website

http://www.centraloregonshriners.org


News

Noble Terry Griffith
May 2017

Deschutes Brewery, a common label among beer drinkers and based in Bend, has entered into a partnership with the Central Oregon Shrine Club with their Community Pints Program. During the month of April, on every Tuesday, the Deschutes Brewery Pub in downtown Bend will donate $1 for every pint of beer sold. These proceeds will be combined with the net proceeds from the Shriners Run For A Child and will be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland to help with unfunded programs.

This provides us with a platform to get out into the community, don the Fez and be seen. The interaction has been very positive with the 8-10 Shriners attending, every Tuesday from 5p-7p.(I have also been told that the beer is quite good). We have visited with several Shriner Families including a family returning from the Hospital, with their child, who were very appreciative. Another mother and daughter visited with us and they are preparing for their first visit to the Hospital and yet another past patient thanked us for changing their life. Nothing could be more rewarding than seeing the results of the services the Hospital provides. At the end of the day, that is what we are working for, the children.


Noble Terry Griffith
April 2017

Central Oregon Shrine Club

Shriners Night at the Red Robin in Bend:

The Central Oregon Shrine Club has created a partnership with the Red Robin Restaurant in the Old Mill District, in Bend, to raise money for the COSC Shriners Run for a Child. All net proceeds from the Run will go to the Shriners Hospital for Children® - Portland to help with unfunded programs. Red Robin will donate 20% of their intake from the food they sell on MAY 1st, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m...

Last year we had a good turnout of Shriners wearing their Fez’ which was a great opportunity to advertise our organization. It also lead to several conversations about the Shriners and a few donations. It is important to take every chance we have to get out in the public and share information with our neighbors about the Shriners and the Hospital. In this instance, it is also used to advertise the Shriners Run for a Child which will be held in Bend on August 12th.


Noble Dick Hancock
March 2017

Nasty weather and impassible roads caused us to cancel our January meeting. It was pretty frustrating to cancel the first meeting since becoming club President.

The February meeting nearly met the same fate, as a unexpected storm dumped five inches of new snow on Central Oregon on Feb 7th, our meeting date but determination and careful driving made the meeting happen.

This was our Farmers Appreciation Dinner at which we thank all the farmers and other contributors who help make the October Food Caravan a success.

Illustrious Sir Ron Gamble, Chief Rabban Art Hermanson and 1st Ceremonial Master Terry Griffith and their ladies honored us with their presence and, dispensing with head table protocol, were seated with our contributors and their families. The Prime Rib and Stuffed Chicken Breast prepared and served by Wild Winds Station in Madras were outstanding. Wild Winds is owned by a former Portland Hospital patient and I think the outstanding meal might have been a little payback. We will be returning there for sure!

The Potentate presented our farmers with certificates from the hospital, recognizing the outstanding service they have provided over the past thirteen years. Recognition was particularly made of Macy Farms, who have donated over 100,000 pounds of potatoes over the years. They also informed me at the meeting that they have a few thousand pounds ready right now to haul over to the warehouse. Time to drag out my faithful crew and get to work. I have three sons, John, Preston and Nick who have strong backs and have faithfully helped the club for years.

Central Oregon is proud to have a player and an alternate selected for the East-West Football game to be held in Baker City in August. Mack Little of Culver will be playing and Jacob Gurney of Sisters will be an alternate. Payton Gregory of Redmond will be returning as East Co-Captain and Cambrie Lagao, East Queen in 2015 will be returning as 2017 East Queen. We will be having these great kids and their families as our dinner guests in the near future.

Work is under way on the Bend Run For A Child to be held August 12th at Riverbend Park in Bend. Going into its fifth year it will be bigger and better. Last year netted $21,200 for the hospital and we hope to do better this year. A lot of work by a lot of people but well worth the effort. 1st Ceremonial Master Terry Griffith is the sparkplug for the event and really makes things happen.

Peace and safe travels to all, until next month.


2016

Noble Terry Griffith
July 2016

Central Oregon Shrine Club held its first ever local partnership with Red Robin Burgers and Brews, in the Old Mill District of Bend in May. This event proved to be very worthwhile with a very sizable turnout (workers said they have never been so busy for a Monday night). A huge thanks goes to all the Shriners that brought their Fez’ and came out for the evening. We also had our E/W player, Chance Halley, along with Payton Gregory (honorary co-captain) and of course Zach Henneous, our Run Ambassador. All chipped in and helped make this a booming success!

Just getting the Shriners out in public and talking with the patrons was a great move. Many people contacted us, saying that they didn’t know we were still around and were very supportive of the Hospital. Several came up and told us they had been a Shriner patient or had a family member who was. That made the whole evening very much worthwhile.

Red Robin donated 20% of the two hour proceeds and we ended up with over $600, plus the opportunity to visit with lots of local people. This donation was given to the Shriners Run For A Child, which all net proceeds will go to the Hospital. Red Robin-Bend has been very supportive. This will become an annual event for the Run.


Noble Terry Griffith
Central Oregon Shrine Club Players Banquet

Central Oregon held its Players Banquet at their April meeting at the Juniper Golf Club in Redmond. We had a great turnout with almost 40 people attending the banquet. Chance Halley, our player from Sisters High School, attended along with his family, which he introduced. They enjoyed the opportunity to meet with local Shriners and was very eager to learn about Shriners and what was in store during player pick up and the E/W Game.

Pictured: Noble Terry Griffith with player Chance Halley.

Central Oregon Shrine Club

Also attending the banquet was honorary Co-Captain Payton Gregory and his family. Payton has been active with the Central Oregon Shriners Run For A Child as well as participating with COSC in the Bend Christmas Parade. He and his family enjoyed the evening and visiting with the Shriners.

Zach Henneous, past honorary co-captain for several years was also invited and attended. Zach has been very active with our Club and is well known as one of our Shriner “kids.” He will also be serving as our Shriners Run For A Child Ambassador for this year, participating in many activities, including attending the E/W game, and promoting the Run.

It was a very exciting and rewarding event by having these young people and their families participate.


Noble Terry Griffith
May 2016

Central Oregon Shriners Run For A Child has created a partnership with Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews in the Old Mill District in Bend to raise awareness and dollars for the Shriners Hospital for Children. With a little effort and a willing manager at Red Robin, they have agreed to have a “ Shriners Night at Red Robin.” 20% of their meal will be donated to the Shriners Run For A Child, if the patron asks. There is nothing that the patron needs to pay, outside of their regular bill. This is a great opportunity to show the local area that Shriners are alive and well in Bend. Additionally, we will have several of our “Shriner kids” on hand to visit with the patrons and to hand out our information pertaining to our Run in August.

This will be a great pre-event for the Run and we will have a registration table set up for the Run as well as accepting donations. All proceeds will be placed into the Shriners Run For A Child which in-turn all net proceeds from the Run will be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children. In talking with several of our Shriners patients, they are excited to help. Through our advertising on facebook, we have also identified additional children who are Shriner patients, who want to attend.

If you are going to be close to Bend on May 16th, bring your Fez and come join the festivities. We will begin at 5:30p and end at 7:30p. Not only are we hoping to raise funds but also to see if we can maybe find some good candidates who are interested in Shriners (Masonry) or at least “Friends of Shriners.”

Central Oregon Shrine Club


Noble Terry Griffith
January 2016

It is 35 degrees, the wind is blowing, there is snow on the ground and we are in Bend. What a perfect setting for the Bend Christmas Parade and an excellent opportunity to promote Shriners and COSC’s Shriner’s Run For A Child. A small handful of COSC members bundled up and came out for an outstanding parade. Although it was miserable conditions and freezing cold, the warm welcome we received, warmed us right up.

Central Oregon Shrine Club

Shriner patient, held on right, and her family, also Friends of Shriners. Several of our “Friends Of Shriners” turned out on that cold day to help decorate our entry including two of our Shriner Patients. It was great having them there and without the continued help of our Friends Of Shriners, this and our Run For A Child would not be possible. We are planning on using our Friends of Shriners more in the future and will definitely include them in working on our entry, next year for the Bend Christmas Parade.

Central Oregon Shrine Club

Friends of Shriners staying warm.

Central Oregon Shrine Club


2015

Noble Terry Griffith
December 2015
Shriners Run For a Child

The 3rd Annual Shriners Run For A Child, hosted by the Central Oregon Shrine Club, was held in Bend, in the Old Mill District, the weekend after Baker City East/West game. The day was beautiful and the participants ready, when they arrived for the beginning of the Run. There were 12 booths including Haggen Grocery Stores, along with their “Otter” Mascot.

This year we expanded the “Family Area” to include a Shriner cutout, where everyone could be a Shriner. We also had kids kits donated by Lowes, where kids could build their own project and take home. Next year, we are planning on expanding the Family Area and centering on an “Old Fashion Family Carnival” in conjunction with the 5 & 10K runs.

We continue to expand our Friends of Shriners program and this event would not be possible without these volunteers. These are individuals who share the same passion that we do for our Hospital. They come from all walks of life and are eager to join in to help support the Shriners Hospital for Children.

A new addition this year, was the Silent Auction, which was very successful. There were several “baskets” loaded with items, including several weekends to the Oregon coast, as well as a golf get-away to Brasada Ranch in Central Oregon, and an escape to the Oregon Gardens and Willamette Valley Vineyards. The Silent Auction was enjoyed by all with several bidding wars and last minute surprise bids. Many thanks to Lady Laura Pinckney and her volunteers for such hard work and dedication.

We are very excited that our goal was met and we were able to give to the Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland $17,000. This money is earmarked for the Sports and Recreation Program, allowing past and present patients the opportunity to experience outdoor, as well as indoor, adventures.

Efforts are already underway for the 2016, 4th Annual Shriners Run For A Child. It will be held the Saturday following the East/West Game in Baker City. Come to Bend for an Old Fashioned Family Carnival and FREE participants BBQ. Mark your calendars for August 13th, 9am Riverbend Park, in the Old Mill District of Bend.

Shriners Run For a Child


Noble Dick Hancock
April 2015

The Harvest Moon, in Culver, was the site of the annual Farmers Appreciation Dinner hosted by The Central Oregon Shrine Club. The dinner honors those farmers and others who contribute to the Shriners Hospital Food Caravan which passes through the area each October.

Contributions from the local area includes potatoes from Macy Farms, garlic from H and T Farms, apples from Kimberly Orchards and pumpkins and winter squash from Smith Rock Ranch. Sacks and packing materials are provided by Madras Farm Company. In the twelve years the program has been working in the Culver area, nearly $100,000 worth of food has been contributed.

In addition to food, Smith Rock Ranch has been the provider of pumpkins for the hospital Halloween Party for the past five years.

Also honored was Noble Larry Easter of Madras who was presented with a plaque thanking him for his many years of fund raising for the hospital. To many people in the Madras area, Noble Easter is the face of the Shrine. His work with raffles, parades and many other Shrine activities have made him “Mr. Shriner”.

Contact Dick Hancock, 541-815-4577 for further information.


Noble Dick Hancock
March 2015

The Harvest Moon, in Culver, was the site of the annual Farmers Appreciation Dinner hosted by The Central Oregon Shrine Club. The dinner honors those farmers and others who contribute to the Shriners Hospital Food Caravan which passes through the area each October.

Contributions from the local area includes potatoes from Macy Farms, garlic from H&T Farms, apples from Kimberly Orchards and pumpkins and winter squash from Smith Rock Ranch. Sacks and packing materials are provided by Madras Farm Company. In the twelve years the program has been working in the Culver area, nearly $100,000 worth of food has been contributed.

In addition to food, Smith Rock Ranch has been the provider of pumpkins for the hospital Halloween Party for the past five years.

Also honored was Noble Larry Easter of Madras who was presented with a plaque thanking him for his many years of fund raising for the hospital. To many people in the Madras area, Noble Easter is the face of the Shrine. His work with raffles, parades and many other Shrine activities have made him “Mr. Shriner”.

Contact Dick Hancock, 541-815-4577 for further information.


IS Dave Johnson
January 2015

COSC installed its 2015 Officers on Tuesday, December 16. Installing officers were IS Dave Johnson and Outer Guard Bill Quier (not shown).Noble Dale Claypool was installed as President along with Vice President Ande Stearns and Secretary/Treasurer Bob Helton.

COSC installed its 2015 Officers


Noble Terry Griffith
November 2014

IS Dave Johnson was presented with the signed Game Ball by the E/W Committee Chair, Bill Quier, at the recent October Central Oregon Shrine Meeting. Along with the game ball, he was also presented the Champion Award for the “Market Rabbit” he purchased. This has been a yearly tradition for several years, where the Potentate gives money towards the purchase of the rabbit. In the picture (l-r) Bill Quier, chair E/W Committee, IS Dave Johnson and Dave Stephenson, President COSC.

Central Oregon Shrine Club
COSC is also hosting a Donkey Basketball Game on November 22, 2014 and will be held at the Redmond High School. Last year we had a great turnout and this year we are hoping for a larger event. A team from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will square off against the against the Crook County SO, seeking revenge from their last years, loss.

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Events
04/28   Fez Lunch
04/09   Ceremonial
05/01   Run For Child
05/08   Stated Meeting
05/09   Blood Drive
05/27   DeMolay Conclave
06/01   Grand Lodge
06/10   Social
07/09   Imperial Session
07/22   Portland Pickles
07/28   Summer PNSA
08/12   Run For Child
08/17   Annual Golf

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

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

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