DESERT DUST AUGUST 2013 PAGE 1 - The Oasis Shriners
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DESERT DUST AUGUST 2013 PAGE 1 - The Oasis Shriners

DESERT DUST AUGUST 2013 PAGE 9Chief Rabbandavid Sumpterand Lady Sandy.Our delegatesto ImperialShrine.Cabarrus Shrine Club Presents

PAGE 10 AUGUST 2013 DESERT DUSTjumping hurdles for ChildrenCaptain Donnie Wrenn 980-521-3523SOB - Are You One?Shriners On BikesGot a bikeand wantto ride forChildren,Prizes,and Fun?Comejoinus!Captain Pat Glover 704-634-3025

DESERT DUST AUGUST 2013 PAGE 11Greenville Shriners HospitalPatient Named NationalPatient AmbassadorThe Public Relations departmentis excited toannounce that one ofGreenville’s patients has beenchosen as one of only two NationalPatient Ambassadors forShriners Hospitals for Childrensystem-wide! Olivia Stamps wasselected by Imperial PotentateJohn Cinotto to represent thethousands of kids cared foreach year at Shriners Hospitalsfor Children.Diagnosed with diplegic infantilecerebral palsy, Olivia waswalking way up on her tippytoes, had no balance, and couldnot stand in one place, unlessshe was bent over. After analyzingOlivia’s gait study performedin our MAL, our orthopaedicsurgeon recommended surgeryand in March 2010, performedbilateral hamstring lengtheningand bilateral heel cord lengthening.Olivia’s mom says, “It’sbeen a long road, but since hersurgery, Olivia has a completelynormal walking gait. [Thespunky nine year old] can ridea bike and does all the thingsother kids do like swimming,running, and jumping.”To my knowledge, Olivia isthe fi rst patient ever from ourhospital to be selected as a NationalPatient Ambassador. Oliviais pictured to the left. Theyoung man beside her, also aNational Patient Ambassador,is a patient at Shreveport.Next to Olivia’s picture is theNational Patient AmbassadorAnnouncement presented atImperial Session noting Dr.Westberry as Olivia’s surgeon!What a great compliment toShriners Hospitals for Children- Greenville staff!



PAGE 14AUGUST 2013 DESERT DUSTJohn H. Stanley,P.P., ChaplainCHAPLAIN’S CORNERTAKE COURAGE—DO NOT FEAR!WE LIVE IN A WORLDOF FEAR! We fear publicspeaking. We fear being ina car crash, we fear havingcancer, or of cancer returning.We fear inadequateSocial Security or of out livingour money.And to live a peaceful life,we must learn to conquerour fears. Bertrand Russellsaid: “To conquerfear is the beginning ofwisdom”.Jesus Christ said: “Takecourage. It is I. Don’t beafraid”.In the storms of life it iseasy to lose our faith. Butlosing our faith is the worsething we can do. We loseour faith when concentrateon the storms, the hugewaves engulfing us. That iswhen we lose confidence.God reminds us to takecourage, to trust in Him.When faced with thestorms of life, when we areafraid, God gives us wordsto live by when he has hisprophet Jeremiah to write:“For I know the plans Ihave for you” declares theLord, “plans to prosper youand not to harm you, plansto give you hope and a future.”And, another writer of theBible says: “(We are to be)joyful in hope, patient in affliction,faithful in prayer.”Finally, we remember thewords of Psalm 23: “TheLord is my Sheppard, I shallnot want”.So, armed with such promisesfrom our Lord, we facethe world with courage,faith and hope. The optionis ours, we can choose tolive in fear, or we can liveour lies by “Taking courage”.We hope that youhave a great month. Blessings,peace and grace.John Stanley, P.M., P.P. is Chaplain, McLean FuneralDirectors, and Minister of Visitation of First Presbyterian,Gastonia. In the fiscal Shrine Year, 2012-13,he served Shriners International Imperial PotentateAl Madsen as Imperial Chaplain. He can be reachedat MOUNTAIN SHRINE CLUBTrIPSTerS PICnICAugust 10, 201312:00 - 3:00 PMSmoky Mountain Shrine Club Bldg.833 Bethel Church Road,Franklin, NC 28734Come join the fun!Meet the kids and see their wonderful progress!RSVP: George Faucher828-369-3649 (h); 828-421-4498 (c)Popcorn! Hot Dogs! Snow Cones!Cotton Candy! Chips and More!

News of theNEW Past Masters UnitJohn Stanley, P.M., P.P.Calling all Past Masters!If you would liketo enjoy the fellowshipand friendship of menwho have served their MasonicLodges as Masters fromthroughout the Oasis Jurisdiction--then the Past MastersUnit is for YOU.If you would like to explore becomingan Oasis Ambassador toyour Lodge, or if you have questionsregarding the unit, pleasedo not hesitate to call IllustriousSir Terry Jones at (336) 764-5502. Also, Past Master’s Secretary,Gordy Peeler can be reachedby e-mail at Gordy’s telephone numberis (704) 279-5764.There is a needed and wantedplace for all Past Masterswho are Shriners to cement thebrotherly love and friendship.Please consider the Past MastersUnit by calling either W.B.Jones or W. B. Peeler.W. B. and Noble Peeler reportsthat the unit is now up to 210members, with 25 new membersto join so far this year with4 more to come in!Captain Terry Jones’ ambitionsare great! He would liketo have a Past Master as anOasis Ambassador in EVERYMasonic Lodge in the jurisdictionby the end of the year.Won’t you please considerjoining? The dues are cheap!Thank you.John Stanley was Master of Gastonia Lodge 369 in 1979,and Potentate of Oasis Shriners in 1997.DESERT DUST AUGUST 2013 PAGE 15The World Loves A ClownCome and join us and put a smile on the face of a child!OASIS SHRINE CLOWNSAccepting New MembersNo Experience NecessaryActivities Include:Stars Of The OasisShrine CircusShrine & Community ParadesSocial Gatherings thatInclude Your WifeIndividualized Instructionson Makeup & CostumesContactCaptain French B. Harvey“Patches” for information704-840-8076Oasis OldiesIf you have a classic car or are interested in the old classics come join us for some fun and fellowshipWe meet the 1st Sunday of the Month - Nobles & LadiesLogan’s Roadhouse in Statesville at 3 pmContact one of the following for more info:Captain: Ron Bailey - 336-769-9780 • Lieutenant: Charles Hale - 336-696-2652Secretary/Treasurer: Pat Stanley - 336-240-5728

PAGE 16AUGUST 2013 DESERT DUSTrecruitment is Your JobAs many of you now know,we had the largest class ofcandidates in recent memoryat our Ceremonial in BlowingRock. The most impressive thingwas, the candidates were youthful.Our Shrine has experienced a tremendousloss of members overthe past 10 years. This is mostlydue to the Black Camel. Duringthe ‘30’s, ‘40’s and ‘50’s, Freemasonryand the Shrine was experiencingthe largest growth periodin history. A great many menwanted to be associated with theFreemasons, and with the organizationthat had gained the reputationas one of the greatest benevolentfraternities in the world.Unfortunately, those who joinedduring this period are now beingtaken from us. The Black Cameltakes two members for every newcandidate, and in some Temples,it is an even greater number.If this trend continues, we willbe faced with a number of unfortunatecircumstances. We,of course, will experience a declinein our membership, whichwill naturally reduce the numberof workers to carry on the fundraising efforts which fund ourhospitals. Along with this, we willhave fewer members paying dues,which will necessitate an increasein dues for remaining members.These are things none of us wantto see.There are hundreds of Masonsin every county who would makegreat Shriners. All it will take, inmost cases, is for an active, dedicatedShriner to ask them to join.As new members of the ScottishRite, we were challenged to recruittwo new members over ourSAnD-Tsremaining lifetime – one to replaceourselves when we die, andone to expand membership.I now challenge each of you.Whether you have ever been toplinesigner on a Shrine Petitionor not, let’s each of us going forwardpledge to be top-line signeron two new petitions. Imagine ifevery member of Oasis were todo this. Our membership wouldgrow rapidly to over 12,000members. Make it your goal torecruit every eligible Mason youknow. Not for the money in dues,but to help expand our workforce to enable us to continueto support our 22 hospitals thatneed us desperately. Today wouldbe a great day to start.The SAND-Ts unit of theMoore County Shrine Clubis celebrating a decade offun and fellowship this year.The unit was re-formed in 2003 afterthe Hamlet Shriners, creators of the original SAND-Ts, decidedto retire and enjoy parades from the sidelines. But thecelebration comes with a measure of melancholy.The little car that changed America has been one that is alsochanging the local Shrine Club scene. SAND-T members nowmake up the heart and soul of the Moore County Shrine Clubas well as being members of the SAND-T parade unit.With the aging of our regular Shrine Club membership,SAND-T members now fill most leadership positions and provideexperience and dedication for the entire organization. Ina manner of speaking, the drivers of the little cars that revolutionizedmass production have also provided the knowhowand fuel to keep the Moore County Shrine Club moving.One member especially has been truly an inspiration andguiding light for our travels through life as well as our paradejourneys. He was Noble Jim McKee. A recent visit by theBlack Camel was a shock to us all. The talents and inspirationhe provided is a loss to our organization and our community,as well as his family.Jim’s accomplishments ranged from a distinguished governmentcareer to one as a talented craftsman capable of designingand building anything that interested him. From miniatureworking motors to fabricating every part of a working Gatlinggun. In order to design and build a replica antique horse buggy,he did his research and learned the woodworking skillsthat allowed him to make a museum quality buggy now ondisplay in Carthage. Metalworking and electrical engineeringwere abilities that seemed to come naturally to him as hecreated his own parade vehicle from a worn out lawn tractor.He spent a year in his shop creating the SAND-T parade unit’sairplane from one that had crashed at our local airport, makingit a real crowd favorite wherever we parade. He evenfound time to become an award winning Vintner somewherein his travels. Never one to put himself first, his most recentpassion was creating awards and plaques for each NOBLE orevent he thought should be recognized.

McPherson’s First Annual Shriners Hospital for Children Golf Tournamentsponsored by Oasis Scooter Patrol & McPherson’s Bar & GrillDESERT DUST AUGUST 2013 PAGE 17SEPTEMBER 14, 2013Jamestown Golf Course7041 East Fork RoadJamestown, NC 27282• Four person captain’s choice - $240 per team/$60 per player• Mulligans: $5 each – limit 2 per person• Gift Bag includes sleeve of balls, bag of tees, etc.• Valuable prizes for closest to pin, Longest Drive,Hole in One and Putt-Off challenge• Trophies and cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place• Registration starts at 8:00am (breakfast buffet provided)• Shotgun start at 9:00am• Award ceremony with meal provided at completion of tournamentat McPherson’s Sports Bar and Grill (ribeye steak, baked potato)• Raffle drawings for other door prizes• “FREE” beer – limit 2 per playerSPONSORSHIPINFORMATION:$250 – Business orindividual name on signat a tee boxENTRY FEE$240.00/Team or $60/playerFormat is a 4 Player Captain’s ChoiceBreakfast and post tournament mealClosest to pin, longest drive,Hole in One and Putt offEntry Deadline: Tuesday, Sept 10, 2013CHECKS PAYABLE TO:Shriners Hospital for ChildrenMAIL ENTRY OR REMIT IN PERSON TO:McPhersons Bar and Grill5710-N. High Point Rd.Greensboro, NC 27407DIRECT QUESTIONS TO:Alan Blythe 336.255.0162Terry Kritzman 336.601.6000Jimmie Duncan 336.543.4272Entry forms may be obtained at McPherson’sBar and Grill at 5710 N. High Point Rd.Greensboro 336.292.6496 or to receive a PDF.Remit in person by cash or mail with checkspayable to Shriners Hospital for Children.Rick McLemore,Sales ManagerProvost GuardSteve Lee, Internet ManagerProvost GuardBilly Joe Estes,Finance ManagerAmbassador at LargeScott McCorkle, OwnerDrum & Bugle

PAGE 18AUGUST 2013 DESERT DUSTLatona Temple # 154Daughters of the NileWorking together to benefit the children of Shriners HospitalsIf you are a lady related by birth or marriageto a Shriner, Master Mason or Daughter of theNile, you are eligible to become a memberof this growing organization committed tosupporting the important work of ShrinersHospitals for Children. For more informationon this dedicated fraternal order for women,contact Sally Saulsbery at (704) 996-5064 orKathy Southworth, PQ at (704) 262-7739 ore-mail her at begins with MeCarolinas’ top bluegrass artists teamto raise money for Masonic charitiesSeven of the Carolinas’ topbluegrass groups will takethe stage at the Scottish Riteauditorium on Randolph Roadto help raise money for threeMasonic charities.The groups will headline thefirst “Masonic Bluegrass Festival,”to be held Sept. 21 at theauditorium many have called“one of the most acousticallyperfect facilities anywhere.”Sponsored by Masons HelpingChildren, Inc., a NorthCarolina non-profit group, theMasonic Bluegrass Festivalwill feature Chapel Road fromChester, S.C., the Hinson Girlsfrom Lancaster, the McFarlandRoad Band from LaurelHill, N.C., Pinetucket fromWesley Chapel, Country Grassfrom Chester, Gipton Hill Boysfrom Weaverville and SlopeValley from Hartsville.“This is going to be an excitingday of the best downhomemusic you’ll ever hear,”said Max Walker, who chairsMasons Helping Children andis one of the organizers of theday-long bluegrass festival.“If you’re a fan of any kindof music you’re going to lovethis, and you’ll be helping theMasonic Home for Children inOxford, the Shriners Hospitalsfor Children and the ScottishRite’s RiteCare program.”Walker said 100 percent of thenet profits from the show willbe given to the charities.The event kicks off at 11 the Scottish Rite building,located at 4740 Randolph Roadin southeast Charlotte. Entertainmentwill continue until 10p.m., food and refreshmentswill be available and there willbe several music-related vendorson hand.Tickets are only $20 in advancefor the entire festival, $25 atthe door, though Walker saidorganizers expect the show tosell out completely before theSeptember event.Tickets go on sale June 1. Forticket information, call (704)365-0735 between 10 a.m. and4 p.m. weekdays.A limited number of corporate/business sponsorships arealso available. Information onsponsorship may also be obtainedby calling Max Walker.Contact B. Max Walker, 33rd,PM, PDDGM at (704) 843-3721for any additional information.GET YOURSELF READY FOR THEBest In Bluegrass Music!Masons Helping Children presents their First EverMASONIC BLUEGRASS FESTIVALSaturday, September 21, 2013 10AM to 10PMat the Scottish Rite Auditorium4740 Randolph Road, Charlotte, North CarolinaFeaturing some of thearea’s BEST BluegrassBands!Including THE HINSONGIRLS, Chapel Road,NO1UNO, Pinetucket,Gipton Hill Boys, SlopeValley and Country GrassONE DAY ONLY! LIMITED SEATING!GET YOUR TICKETS NOWAdmission: $20 advance sales, $25 at the door (if available)100% of net proceeds benefit NC Masonic Charities!For tickets, call 704-843-3721TicketLine available weekdays only, 10AM – 4PM

EST. 1910OASIS SHRINERSPATROL UNIT & COLOR GUARDPATROL NEWS FOR AUGUST 2013 • WWW.OASISPATROL.COMAh, Summer-time is wellupon us and quite a wetone at that. Pretty soon we’llbe succumbing to a “lets drill”command but for now let’s look backto where we have been. Recentlymany of our committed Patrol bunchloaded up the Oasis Fraternal GMCVan and made our pilgrimage toIndianapolis to participate in The139th Imperial Session. This Sessionis where our own Imperial Sir Alan W.Madsen relinquished his commandas our Imperial Potentate.Upon arriving at the Public OpeningCeremonies our host Shriners didnot have any assigned duty for TheImperial Potentate’s Patrol Unit.So the Captain and 1st Lieutenantdid some quick brainstorming andhatched out a plan taken from thepages of Mission Impossible. Wewould stand dressed out in our brightOriental uniforms in a main hallway /lobby of the Indianapolis ConventionCenter, just outside the entry doorto the Dignitary preparation room.Hum-de- dum... we waited. ThenImperial Sir Al emerged from thepreparation room in a long line ofShrine, Masonic and local dignitaries.We seized our opportunity to interceptour Imperial Potentate by forminga cocoon of Patrolmen around himas the Captain took his semi-willingarm and kept the procession moving.It is rather amazing how people willget out the way when being marchedupon with a drawn sword. Out of theway they were as The Oasis PatrolUnit escorted The Imperial Potentateinto the main convention hall for thePublic Opening Ceremonies. Justprior to Imperial Sir Al’s ascensionof the stage stairs we turned inwardto touch saber tips and performed afinal Arch of Steel as a high Shrinehonor. If you cannot tell, the OasisPatrol Unit is right proud to be able toglorify our fellow Patrolman and LadyJan for their many years of tireless,un-selfish service to our Shrine andMasonic Fraternities and our Charity;Shriners Hospitals for Children. WellDone, Good and Faithful Servant(s)...The following evening the ColorGuard stepped off in formation tolead the Imperial Shrine Parade. Wemarched down a recently rain soakeddowntown Indy street to the cadenceof an old, antique Shrine Calliope!?!?,not exactly our Oasis Drum andBugle Corp’s heavy down-beat weso richly missed and desperatelyneeded. We kept our pace rightthrough our ‘eye’s left’ command atthe dignitary review stand filled withmany of our Oasis and Patrol Ladies.The ‘fall out’ command was bellowedshortly thereafter as mutual reliefand appreciation was exchanged forthe Color Guard leading our 2ndImperial Shrine Parade.The Patrol Unit was also responsiblefor a 2nd Color Guard presentationduring the arrival weekend ofImperial Session. We borrowedand separated Patrol flags for aColor Guard court-side presentationat the 1st annual Oasis ShrinersTennis Classic. A Past Captain, 2ndLieutenant, Sergeant Major andChaplain were among the OasisPatrol representation that was coram-headed by Patrolman Nob.Mike Davis. The collective effortsof this new Hospital fundraisernetted almost $3,000. of which thePatrol Unit is credited with onethirdas are the Dune Cats Unitand Mecklenburg Shrine Club.Something else not all of our folksknow is that Nob. Mike Davis, afterco-chairing the Tennis Classic allday Saturday in Charlotte, hopped aplane early Sunday morning to joinand assist the Indy Patrol Group toperform our Imperial tasks. He is toDESERT DUST AUGUST 2013 PAGE 19OASIS HIGHLANDERSCan ye play the pipes?Can ye play the drum?Would you like to?The Oasis Highlanders are recruitingnew members and would like to hearfrom you. Experience is a plus, and sois the willingness to learn a rare skill.We also would like to have a drummajor...Interested?be commended for his very valiantefforts of stepping up and over thenormal Patrol parameters.Please, please, please take heedto our inner-unit communicationsalerting everyone to our Healthand Happiness reports. Our livesare precious and sometimes tooshort. We still have many of ourUnit members and family membersroutinely suffering. A call, card orvisit as appropriate just to let themknow you care will do wonders forour struggling members. Continue tonotify the Captain with any updates toshare with the rest of our group.Oasis Shriners Patrol for furtherimages, information and scheduleKeep looking to our internetresources; our website and FaceBook;updates.Congratulations to Noble TerryCox, the Editor of this fine ‘rag’ wecall The Oasis Desert Dust whichwon this year’s Dromedary award.That is equivalent to a newspaper’sPulitzer, a singer’s Grammy and anactor’s Academy Award / Oscar – allcombined. Noble Terry hits it hardwith his resources and deserves thekudos accolade.“The Destiny of Man is tounite, not to divide. If you keepon dividing you end up as acollection of monkeys throwingnuts at each other out of differenttrees.” - T.H. WhiteCome See Us!Bob Saye, 1st Lt. Oasis PatrolContact Captain Tom BarnhardtHome: 704-932-0727 • Cell: 704-796-5762

PAGE 20AUGUST 2013 DESERT DUSTSPRING 2013The Gators gathered on May 31st at the Spring ceremonial at ChetolaLodge at Blowing was a pleasant trip up the 321 mountainson Friday afternoon for a lot of us and we revved up our gatorengines to congregate with our “snacks” at our hospitality “garage”of the Huffmans, Crawleys and Reeps. Our snacks turned out to be“enuff” dinner for the gang and the evening was spent at our hospitalityroom or Fred Laxton’s hospitality room and then the dance.Saturday morning ...breakfast at the Bob Timberlake restaurant insideof the main building was enjoyed by many...Several more Gatorsand Gals appeared on Saturday morning, just coming to BlowingRock for the day, and many of our Gator Gals attended the beautifulluncheon the Ronda hosted, while the men enjoyed their “bag” lunchprovided for those in the parade.The parade is always special in Blowing Rock’s quaint little town andour Gators did us proud...I believe 15 Gators owners were paradingas well as the Associate members who were riding with them.Captain David Reep called a meeting for the Gators back at thehospitality “garage”...up coming events that were discussed areRed Fez Family Day and a week-end camping trip at the Crawley’smountain house on the New River in Jefferson on July 25th- 28th.Dinner will be served on Saturday July 27th at the Gator businessmeeting. Twenty Gators shared a family style dinner reserved atthe Daniel Boone Inn at 6 o’clock on Saturday night. After dinner,many attended the dance on the grounds.Thursday, June 13th was a busy set up day for the eight camperswho headed out of Hickory at various times to set up their campersat the Red Fez Family day site at Lake Wylie near Charlotte. Again,“When we meet, we eat” applies as most of the campers enjoyedhamburgers and hot dogs together that Thursday night. Fridaymorning brought out the multiple cooks, sharing their specialties ofliver mush, country ham, bacon, grits, gravy, pineapple “casserole,scrambled eggs and “homemade” biscuits...for the starvin’ campers.We start cooking and people start coming... Friday day wasspent in fine fellowship and fishing and swimming and some eatingagain around lunch time and getting ready for the “cook off”contest on Saturday. Friday night Fred Medlin ( our fishing buddyand Gator ) shared his generous load of crappies, halibut, flounderand maybe other kinds of fishes with the 60+ “Red Fez family andfriends”. Chief Cook David Bowman and Judy Bowman were incharge of the cooking the fish, onion rings, and french fries andthey had lots of help from the Gator guys.Fast Friends“Watch Sadie pick up her food,” John Hixson says encouragingly as he guides histwo-year-old son Tyler’s hand to his lunch tray. Tyler and his parents have joinedSadie Spring, also two, and her parents for a lunch of chicken nuggets and Frenchfries at Shriners Hospitals for Children—Greenville. Sadie, with her bright smileand never-meet-a-stranger personality, is familiar to the hospital staff, especiallysince, upon learning her daughter’s diagnosis while Sadie was still in utero, JessiSpring began meeting with hospital staff in preparation for Sadie’s arrival.Today is young Tyler’s second hospital visit. For her part, Sadie seems to relishplaying the part of seasoned veteran, flashing Tyler an encouraging smile whenhe tries using his fingers, pincer-like, to grasp the small pieces of chicken his dadhas placed on his tray. Both toddlers have been diagnosed with arthrogryposis,a stiffening of the joints, and both sets of parents have brought their child toGreenville, SC, for the expertise of the pediatric orthopedic surgeons and otherstaff at the hospital.The two—Sadie and Tyler—have become fast friends in their short time together.Today’s lunch is more than chicken nuggets; it’s a time of bonding and sharingfor parents and children alike. Because of Shriners Hospitals for Children physicianstreat many patients with the same conditions, a clinic visits can becomean opportunity for making friendships that last a lifetime. “Meeting the Springfamily was great,”Tyler’s mother Jessica says. “It’s very important for Tyler, Sadie,and other kids affected by arthrogryposis to interact with each other. It allowsthe children to know that many things are still very achievable, like a simple wavehello or goodbye.”Tyler’s parents, likeall the hospital’s patients,came to ShrinersHospitals forChildren—Greenvillefor the expert care.After meeting Sadieand her parents, theHixson family leftwith something justas valuable—a sharedexperience with newfriends.Conditions Treated:Foot and Ankle DisordersClubfootFlat feetTarsal coalitionCongenital foot deformitiesHip, Knee, and Leg DisordersKnock knees and bowlegsIn-toeingLeg length discrepancyDevelopmental dislocated hipLegg-Perthes diseaseTrauma to the hip, knee, or legSports injuriesLimb, Hand, and Toe DisordersConstricting bandsDuplicated or extra digitsSyndactyly of fingersAbsence of limb, partial or completeUpper and lower extremity prostheticsSpinal DeformitiesScoliosisPost-traumatic spine disordersCongenital spinal disordersOther Orthopaedic ConditionsCerebral PalsySpina BifidaMetabolic bone diseaseOsteogenesis Imperfecta(brittle bone disease)Referrals (toll free):1-866-459-0013950 West Faris Road • Greenville, SC 29605 • (864) 271-3444 • www.GreenvilleShrinersHospital.orgSaturday morn breakfast was a ditto of Friday’s and then the guysstarted hanging out at the cooking tent. Hot dogs and all the trimmingswere served on Saturday noon to all the guests on the Fed FezShrine’s acreage. Doris and Allen Leatherman manned the servingbooths with help from Frankie Kirk, Judy and David Bowman, Pamand David London. The cook-off ended and all the folks were servedaround four o’clock on Saturday served was what wascooked all night in anticipation of the judging and awarding of prizes....BBQpork, and sauces, chicken, ribs and “anything but” wasserved to the masses...followed by multiple desserts.Prizes were awarded and the MasterGators were pleased to receive3rd place in chicken preparation. Thanks to Kenny Jarrett,David Bowman and Captain David Reep and all who helped inthese preparations.Sunday - time to head for home.And that’s the Way it Was...See ya’ later Gator!DID YOU PLAY IN A HIGH SCHOOLBAND OR COLLEGE BAND?IF SO WE NEED YOU!THE OASIS TEMPLE BANDCAPTAIN:NOBLE ALLEN JONES – 336/313-03461ST LT.:NOBLE PAUL BLOSSER – 828/632-6655Past Captain:NOBLE SHEA FADEL – 704/309-5396PC, PP,V:NOBLE JOHN V. ELDER – 336/687-8139

Past MastersDESERT DUST AUGUST 2013 PAGE 213rd DegreePictured with aprons are newly raised BrothersPablo Medina, Majer Elswick and JohnHalvorson, II, who were raised to the SublimeDegree of Master Mason on July 15th at GuilfordLodge #656, AF & AM, Greensboro, NC.The Degree was unique in that all Stations andPlaces were filled by Past Masters of Guilford andother area Lodges. A total of 23 Past Masterstook part in the degree, as well as two DistrictDeputy Grand Masters and one District DeputyGrand Lecturer.We welcome Brothers Medina, Elswick andHalforson into our Fraternity. We hopefully willsoon be welcoming them into Oasis Shrine also.Win this 2013 Polaris 800 Crew Cab & Aluma Trailer1 ticket for a $5.00 Donation5 tickets for a $20.00 Donation30 tickets for a $100.00 Donation200 tickets for a $500.00 Donation

PAGE 22AUGUST 2013 DESERT DUSTHolland’s HopeUPDATE ~ AUGUST 2013$25,594previousbalance$7,028August$32,622$32,622 YTDATTENTIONCLUBS & UNITSIf you are having a specialevent and would likephotographs, please contact:Steve Jordan,Chairman of thePhotography Committee photos will be displayedin the Desert Dust & on theOasis Photo website Shrine PhotographyS Holland’s Hope SDonorAshe County Shrine ClubDeforest ManessJack & Jan HendricksLake Norman Shrine ClubLloyd & Cathy GoldingOasis Hospitality CommitteePiedmont CorrugatedSpecialty CompanySticky Burchin memory of Mabel Mayes Dodsonin memory of Jim McKeeProceeds from Fishing tournamentin honor of Rhonda & Hollandon their birthdaysin memory of Mabel Mayes DodsonTELEMARKETINGFOR OASIS CIRCUSThis is to inform the Nobility that we have contracted withEtsell, Inc (Shrine Services) to handle the telemarketing forour circus again this year. The telemarketers started in Apriland we have sent them an updated listing of Oasis Nobles andtheir telephone numbers so they would not call our members.If you have multiple telephone lines or run a business, thenyou may be called by the telemarketers. If you do receive acall, politely inform the caller that you are an Oasis Memberand that you will be contributing through our Circus Mom &Dads Program which is for Oasis Shriners and their family.We have had several people contact local Shriners to see ifthis is a legitimate operation. This is very much supported byOasis and was approved at the stated membership meeting atthe beginning of the year. If you are asked about this, pleaselet the interested party know that this is an Oasis Fundraiserand that Etsell (Shrine Services) sends runners out to collectthe contributions from participants after they agree to contributeto the circus project.If you have questions, please contact Noble Rodney Morganat (704) 985-5253. If you need to leave a message we will getback in touch with you.Captain Jim Church 336-215-5656DonorS Memorials SGaston County Shrine ClubDCFSJoanne & Frederick BauerGretchen BatraSondra L BodiVirginia Y Van DongenJoan & Randy KerrEast Burke Shrine ClubC Doug MayesRodney & Rita MorganB Crume LambNeil & Bobby Johnson’s FamiliesDon KaufmanSondra L BodiRodney & Rita MorganRodney & Rita MorganBill & Evelyn HarwardRodney & Rita MorganCarol & Kenneth BoughtonPete & Cheryl GoodwinRodney & Rita MorganGardner-Marsh Gas CoRodney & Rita MorganEast Burke Shrine ClubIn MeMorY oF:Billy D PoteatBob MarshallBob MarshallBob MarshallBob MarshallBob MarshallClark D GoodrumCM WilliamsEdith ShippGenevieve FespermanJames S MckeeJean C RileyJonathan KirkJulie CaglioneKeith BurrisLarry CrumpMabel Mayes DodsonPhyllis SnuggsRobert K MarshallRobert K MarshallWallace SnuggsWilliam “Bill” KirbyWilliam L “Bud” GoforthWilliam V WhitleyPASSeD WIThInThe UnSeenTeMPLeAUgUST 2013nAMe CITY, STATe CreATeD DIeDBen S Foust Siler City 5/22/54 10/3/11Jerry L Frodge Norwood, NC 4/2/90 11/11/11Leroy H Harvell Greensboro, NC 5/29/82 12/17/11Robert G Williams Greensboro, NC 5/31/80 5/14/12Jackie C Adkins Eden, NC 4/2/90 10/4/12H C Aldridge Crossnore, NC 10/17/64 11/9/12Theodore J Solomon Charlotte, NC 4/2/90 2/4/13James R Wiggins Carrollton, GA 12/12/75 4/19/13Clarence M Williams Faith, NC 9/16/67 5/30/13Willard C Davenport Webster, NC 11/9/02 6/8/13Robert K Marshall Columbus, NC 6/4/77 6/11/13Herbert E Stanley Troy, NC 9/18/71 6/26/13Weldon L Wilkins Greensboro, NC 10/26/74 6/26/13Charles E Holcomb Hendersonville, NC 11/1/75 6/26/13

S Donations SDESERT DUST AUGUST 2013 PAGE 23S Donations SCorrection to July’s Desert Dust Issue:The following donors were from AppalachianShrine Club and not Ashe Shrine Club.A&S Trade and LoanAndrea M McDonoughBoone Dermatology ClinicBrown Heights ApartmentsBryce HolderCheap Joe’s Art StuffDiane C DealG Todd Moore, DDS, PAHarkins AgencyHigh Country Insurance ServicesIdols Tire and AutoJack FeimsterJerrell C LittleKatrina TeasterKelley Bros Tire & Auto CenterMack Brown IncMellow MushroomMiller IndustriesModern Toyota of BoonePat VinesSouthern Agricutural InsecticidesThe Oil ExchangeThe Stone JewelersVickie T BledsoeWatauga Insurance AgencyWilliam L IdolAbernethy Garage (Catawba County Shrine Club)Alfred Keller (Catawba County Shrine Club)Arthur J Price (Catawba County Shrine Club)Ashe Auto Brokers (Ashe County Shrine Club)Ashe Co Farm Bureau (Ashe County Shrine Club)Ashe County Cheese Company (Ashe County Shrine Club)Ashe County Ford (Ashe County Shrine Club)Ashelawn Funeral Home (Ashe County Shrine Club)Attorney Andrew Jackson Jr (Ashe County Shrine Club)Auto Express (Ashe County Shrine Club)Badger Funeral Home (Ashe County Shrine Club)Badgers Welding (Ashe County Shrine Club)Barr Insurance (Ashe County Shrine Club)Best Western/Nations Inn (Ashe County Shrine Club)Blowing Rock InnBobby & Maxine ArrowoodBoone Family Funeral Home (Ashe County Shrine Club)Bou Tailors & Cleaners (Gaston County Shrine Club)Bradshaw Foods (Gaston County Shrine Club)C&S Pit Stop (Gaston County Shrine Club)Caesars Entertainement Operating CompanyCarl Patterson Carpet Sales (Western NC Shrine Club)Carquest of Jefferson (Ashe County Shrine Club)Century 21 Heritage Realty (Ashe County Shrine Club)Christopher D RhodesCol Elbert Graybeal (Ashe County Shrine Club)Colvard Oil Company (Ashe County Shrine Club)Dean Carpenter (Gaston County Shrine Club)Denise HookerDouglas E Hefner (Catawba County Shrine Club)Edward R Nitzsche (Western NC Shrine Club)Enterprise Holdings Foundation (Oasis Patrol)Facet Foundry (Gaston County Shrine Club)Firestone Grill (Gaston County Shrine Club)G&S Sales (Ashe County Shrine Club)H Allen LangleyHarold & Susan BarnhardtHarold G Wilkinson (Western NC Shrine Club)Harry Bryant, Jr (All Star Founders Club Member)Harry Bryant, Sr (All Star Founders Club Member)Harry R Heavner (Catawba County Shrine Club)Herbs Pit BBQ (Western NC Shrine Club)Jackson M Ray, SrJames H ChurchJohn A Phares (Catawba County Shrine Club)John W Clubb (Gaston County Shrine Club)K&K Stitches and Screen (Ashe County Shrine Club)Kilby & Hurley Attorneys (Ashe County Shrine Club)Lawn and Landscape by AJ (Gaston County Shrine Club)Life Store Bank (Ashe County Shrine Club)Little’s Health & Fitness Center (Ashe County Shrine Club)Log Cabin Motors (Ashe County Shrine Club)Mark A Poulos (Metrolina Shrine Club)Mary Jane VoeltnerMitch Phillips, State Farm Agent (Ashe County Shrine Club)Morris Jewelry Co (Gaston County Shrine Club)Mountain Creek Baptist Church (Robbinsville Shrine Club)Mountain Outfi tters (Ashe County Shrine Club)NAPA (Ashe County Shrine Club)Noble Jeff Britt, Sr. (Oasis Shriners Tennis Classic)Noble Michael P Davis (Oasis Shriners Tennis Classic)Norman Bower (All Star Founders Club Member)Patricia Bonanno (Western NC Shrine Club)Patton Insurance Agency (Ashe County Shrine Club)Putnam’s Auto Parts (Gaston County Shrine Club)Quantum Computer (Ashe County Shrine Club)Rainbow Paint (Gaston County Shrine Club)Randy’s Welding (Ashe County Shrine Club)Ranger Community Club (Western NC Shrine Club)Ray WillisRhea Hollars CPA (Ashe County Shrine Club)Roosevelt Tire Service (Gaston County Shrine Club)Samuel A MayhemSilas R Allen (Western NC Shrine Club)Smoky Mountain Barbecue (Ashe County Shrine Club)Steve Johnson Auto World, Inc (Ashe County Shrine Club)The Barber Pole (Western NC Shrine Club)The Cabin StoreThe Carpet House (Ashe County Shrine Club)The Generator Shop (Gaston County Shrine Club)Tire Country (Gaston County Shrine Club)Truck Toys (Ashe County Shrine Club)Tusquittee Land Company (Western NC Shrine Club)Warren G & Alene S McDaris, JrWarrensville Drug (Ashe County Shrine Club)Watson Insurance (Gaston County Shrine Club)Weaver Equipment, Inc (Ashe County Shrine Club)WJ Hardware (Ashe County Shrine Club)Woodhaven Family Restaurant (Ashe County Shrine Club)$55,000.00 Special thanks to Lake Wylie Classic Golf Tournament for theirdonation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, SC.$225.00 Ashe County Shrine Club - Year Bars$1,042.49 Blue Ridge Shrine Club - Flapjack Fundraiser$3,831.76 Blue Ridge Shrine Club - Paper Sale$5,230.20 Catawba County Shrine Club - Paper Sale$6,754.00 East Burke Shrine Club - Paper Sale & Year Bars$310.00 East Burke Shrine Club - Year Bars$5,081.51 Elkin-Jonesville Shrine Club - Golf Tournament$700.00 Elkin-Jonesville Shrine Club - Onion Sale$2,013.27 Gaston County Shrine Club - Paper Sale$5,523.44 Greensboro Shrine Club - Paper Sale & Tip-a-Celebrity Fundraiser$1,775.27 Hendersonville - Garden Jubilee$15,380.81 Hendersonville - Paper Sale$3,385.00 Hendersonville - Plaques & Year Bars$200.00 Metrolina Shrine Club - Paper Sale$3,264.08 Mountaineer Shrine Club - Paper Sale$1,025.00 Mountaineer Shrine Club - Plaque & Year Bars$3,701.98 Mt Mitchell Shrine Club - Paper Sale & Donations$1,720.00 New River Shrine Club - Paper Sale$50.00 New River Shrine Club - Year Bars$2,800.00 Red Fez Shrine Club - Donation$3,000.00 Robbinsville Shrine Club - Quilt & Rifle Raffle$150.00 Robbinsville Shrine Club - Year Bars$6,159.80 Rockingham County Shrine Club - Golf Tournament$602.00 Rockingham County Shrine Club - Paper Sale$500.00 Rowan Shrine Club - Beach Blast$1,638.82 Smoky Mtn Shrine Club - BBQ Fundraiser$3,642.21 Smoky Mtn Shrine Club - Paper Sale$3,586.16 Tri County Shrine Club - Donations$4,642.49 Tri County Shrine Club - Paper Sale$883.87 Union County Shrine Club - Paper Sale$4,066.38 White Plains Shrine Club - Paper SaleFOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE THUNDERING SCOOTER PATROL:CAPTAIN DAVID RICKETTS 336-613-5173 • P.C. TERRY COX 336-509-6545

PAGE 24AUGUST 2013 DESERT DUSTNews from CincinnatiSpecialty care beyond the burnDid you know there is a website designed specifi cally for Shriners’ use? Were you aware thiswebsite offers a wealth of information about the Fraternity, our hospitals, and Shrine membership?It’s also a place where you can learn about Temples and Associations, the latest Shriner news,current events and so much more. If youhaven’t heard about or visited ShrinersVillage, let the journey begin!To start, enter the following websiteaddress into your internet this will takeyou to the screen shown on the right.If you are a fi rst time user, you will needto register and create your own personalaccount setting up your username andpass- word. See red arrow (right).After setting up your new account, futurevisits will only require entering your username and password each time you visit Shriners Village.The layout of the Shriners’ Village website is easily navigated and Shriners can effortlessly fi ndeverything this site has to offer.If you know a child we can help, please call:One link that may be of particular interest canbe found at the top of the home page. It is theSHOP” button.Here, Shriners can place orders for printedmaterials such as brochures, posters,pamphlets and other Shrine related resourcesand logo items. Merchandise can bede- livered directly to Temples; literally, theseitems are just a click away! Utilizing ShrinersVillage to order these materials will help toexpedite orders and keep Temple inventories fi lled.Visit Shriners Village today! We are sure you will enjoy the experience and that you will fi ndShriners Village to be very useful and informative. Be ready to return again and again!Conditions Treated atthe Cincinnati HospitalBURN CARE• Burn injuries• Inhalation injuries• Burn reconstruction & rehabilitationPLASTICS & RECONSTRUCTIVECONDITIONS• Congenital ear deformities• Congenital hairy nevus (large birthmarks)• Cleft lip and palate• Brachial plexus injuries(nerve damage affecting upper extremities)• Congenital hand malformations• Gynecomastia(abnormal breast development in teenage boys)• Congenital breast deformities• Hidradenitis (chronic sweat gland disorder)• Post trauma deformities(treadmill injuries, dog bites, lawnmower accidents)COMPLEX WOUND & SKINCONDITIONS• Purpura Fulminans• Necrotizing skin infections &Necrotizing Fasciitis• Stevens-Johnson Syndrome• Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis• Port wine stainsBurn Services(a burn injury, possibly requiringadmission to hospital)866-947-7840Non-burn Services(non-emergency burns andnon-burn conditions)855-206-2096 or helpachild@shrinenet.orgAll Services ProvidedRegardless of theFamilies’ Ability to Pay

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