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Rajah News

www.rajahshrine.org

Vol. 75 February-March 2018 No. 2

56th Annual

Rajah Shrine

Circus

An Entertainment

Extravaganza


Illustrious Sir Jared R. Kichline

Jared, 36, grew up in Saylorsburg, PA and is active in numerous

Masonic related bodies in and around Monroe County. He is a graduate

of Stroudsburg High School, the Monroe County Vocational Technical

School, and the Northampton County Community College. After

graduation, Kichline has worked for over 20 years as a manufacturing

engineering technician in New Jersey.

Jared has been married to Kimberly M. (Ande) Kichline since 2015.

He was raised a Master Mason in May, 2006 in Pocono Lodge,

F. & A. M, #780 in Cresco, PA and served as Worshipful Master in 2013

and currently serves as an elected Trustee. Upon joining the Blue Lodge, Jared immediately

became active in several other Masonic related bodies including: Monroe Royal Arch Chapter,

Past High Priest; Albion Mark Lodge; Lehigh Valley Joshua Association, Junior Grand Master of

Ceremonies; Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter

of Pennsylvania; Bethlehem Council #36, Past

Thrice Illustrious Master and Recorder; Samuel

S. Yohe Commandery, Past Commander;

Recipient of the Convent General Knight

of the York Cross of Honor; The Valley of

Allentown Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite,

Northern Jurisdiction, 32nd Degree; Pocono

Forest #124, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Order

of Quetzalcoatl, Apato Teocalli #63 plus

several other organizations.

Jared became a member of

Shriners International, Rajah

Shriners, Reading, PA in 2006

and was appointed First

Ceremonial Master in 2013,

having advanced through

the line of officers and was

elected Potentate for 2018. As

a member of Rajah Shriners,

Jared has been very active in

many of the units and clubs

associated with Rajah and has

held several leadership roles.

As a member of the Rajah

Shrine Board of Directors,

Jared also serves on

several committees and

is a representative to the

International Imperial Shrine

convention and the Middle

Atlantic Shrine Association.

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The Potentate’s Message

Es Selamu Aleikum

Nobles,

Greetings

Ladies

Illustrious

and Friends:

Sirs and Nobles all,

The year 2018 is here and what a great time to be a Shriner! Our philanthropy

Shriners Hospitals for Children is on the forefront of an advertising campaign that is

working to making Shriners a household name again, showing our families, friends,

and neighbors the great work that we do and how special our organization truly is.

This year my focus is on supporting our clubs and units, and in that spirit I would

like to challenge each of you to truly enjoy your Shrine. My hope is that you will attend

one club or Units event this year that you have ether never been to, or do not regularly

attend. We have so much to offer our membership through our clubs and units, which

leads to the Fraternal fun and fellowship that our organization was built on. Something that we all should remember is that Shriners

were founded on fun and fellowship 52 years before our first hospital opened its doors.

March 7 through March 11th will be our annual Shrine Circus at the Hamburg Field House, and if you have not been to this in

a few years I encourage you to come and attend. The pride that I feel when I see the stands full of people enjoying themselves is

truly priceless, and the energy in the room is contagious. As we begin the fun and productive year that 2018 is shaping up to be, we

should all be proud to be a Shriner!

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Jared

ALIEKUM ES SELAM Attest: Joe Hagan, Recorder

Contents

Recorder’s Message........................................................4

Mass Installation.............................................................6

2018 Divan......................................................................7

Basket Bingo...................................................................7

MASA Registration.........................................................8

Oriental Band .................................................................9

String Band ....................................................................9

Ceremonial....................................................................10

Shriner of the Year........................................................11

Caravaners ALIEKUM ES ....................................................................11

SELAM

Provost Attest: Guard...............................................................12

2018 Joe Hagan Directory........................................................ 13-16

Rajah

Recorder

Shrine Trips........................................................17

Lehigh Shrine Club.......................................................18

In This Issue

Rajah Ladies Group......................................................18

2018 T-Shirt Order Form..............................................19

Legion Of Honor...........................................................20

Annual Meeting............................................................20

Hospital Services..........................................................21

Forks Of The Delaware Tin Lizzies .............................22

Lebanon Shrine Club ...................................................22

Rajah Chanters..............................................................24

Motor Corp...................................................................24

Anglers..........................................................................24

Noble Riders ................................................................25

The Chaplain’s Study....................................................26

Carbon County April Fool’s Day Gala..........................26

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RAJAH SHRINE

RAJAH SHRINE

Shriners International

Published February, April, June,

August, October, December

P.O. Box 40, Blandon, PA 19510

Telephone: 610-916-9000

Fax: 610-916-9100

www.rajahshrine.org

EDITOR

Sam Ellis

2409 Treeline Drive

Easton, PA 18040-7925

Phone: 610-390-6188

Email: sellis4947@aol.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Burnell Kreider, William Quinn

Lady Brenda Frees and Sam Ellis

NOTICE TO ALL

CORRESPONDENTS

Maximum article size is 450

words.

Copy deadline for the next

issue of the Rajah News is

MARCH 10, 2018

NO EXCEPTIONS

E-mail or Mail your article

to Sam Ellis (Address Above)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ILLUSTRIOUS SIR

JARED R. KICHLINE

POTENTATE

MICHAEL J. ZERBE

CHIEF RABBAN

MARVIN J. MILLER

ASSISTANT CHIEF RABBAN

WALTER G. NEWRUCK

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET

KRAIG W. LEIBY

ORIENTAL GUIDE

RONALD F. RAPP, P.P.

TREASURER

JOSEPH J. HAGAN, SR.

RECORDER

JOSEPH J. HAGAN, SR.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

INSURANCE COMMITTEE

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Every Thursday Evening at the Rajah Shrine Complex

Doors Open at 5:00 - Bingo Starts at 6:30

Open Every To The Thursday Public • Smoke Evening Free at • the Refreshments Rajah Shrine Available Complex for Purchase

Proceeds benefit Doors Rajah Open Shrine at and 5:00 are - Bingo not deductible Starts at 6:30 as charitable donations.

• Open To The Public • Smoke Free •

• Refreshments Available for Purchase •

RECORDER’S

Proceeds benefit Rajah Shrine and

MESSAGE

are not deductible as charitable donations.

Congratulations to our outgoing Potentate, Illustrious Sir

David W. Evans, for an outstanding year at the helm of Rajah

Shrine. Congratulations to our incoming Potentate, Illustrious Sir

Jared R. Kichline. The 2018 officers were installed at the Annual

Meeting on January 10, 2018. We are looking forward to a great

year under the guidance of Illustrious Sir Jared and the elected

and appointed Divan.

The Mass Installation of the Units and Clubs officers was held

on January 13, 2018 at the Leesport Market. This venue is large

Joe Hagan

enough to accommodate our needs for that event. They do go out

of their way to make sure we have everything we need. I can’t give

much of a report today since it hasn’t happened yet, but I’m pretty

sure that things went well and a good time was had by all.

Once again I want to welcome all the new Nobles that were created in 2017. Please get

involved, it makes it so much nicer to be a member when you do. If you need information

on any Club or Unit you will find the names of the officers in the directory included in this

publication. Please remove it and keep it handy. You will also find the names and numbers

of all the officers of Rajah Shrine, don’t be afraid to contact any of these Nobles.

The 2018 dues cards have been coming out on regular basis. If you sent your dues in

at least a month ago and don’t have your new dues sticker please contact the office. There

are 84 members who have not paid their 2017 dues and 128 that have not paid their 2018

dues. If you are one these now is the time to send them in.

There is a new petition for this year and there are changes. You will find a copy to print

on the web page. Please throw away your old ones - they are not acceptable.

Nobles, if you had an appointment under Ill. Sir Evans it ended when his term ended.

You may, or may not, have been reappointed. You can check this by looking at the directory

or calling me at the office 610-916-9000.

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

NEW MEMBERSHIP INITAITIVE

The potentate would like a membership drive to promote Rajah Shrine and encourage new

CEREMONIALS

candidates. The New Candidate Petitions will be voted on at the April 18, 2018 Stated Meeting

along with restorations and affiliations at that meeting. A Mini Ceremonial will take place at the

Mini-Ceremonials Units & Clubs shall Meeting be at on April the 25, discretion 2018.

Potentate. To schedule, please contact the recorder at

For more information contact Membership Chairman,

Thomas 610-916-9000.

Conlon, PP, 610-780-4020


Rajah Temple Fraternal Endowment Fund Chairman

retires after 21 years

At the December 6, 2017 Stated Meeting, Noble Don Loos stepped down from the position of Trustee of the Rajah Shrine

Fraternal Endowment Fund. In that role, he headed a committee that managed the Rajah Temple Fraternal Endowment Fund.

The fund was established in 1982 by the late Illustrious Sir Arthur L. Bustard

with the goal of assisting in the preservation, improvement, operation, and

maintenance of the Rajah facilities. After thirty-five years, with the help of club

donations and prudent investments, the initial investment of $5,000 has grown

to a value of over one million. A true success story.

Don was elected by the nobility to serve as a trustee of the Fraternal

Endowment Fund in 1995 and at the time said he would do it for three years. He

ended up serving in the position for 21 years! Don remarked “I guess I lasted

that long because nobody else wanted to do the job. I enjoyed serving Rajah in

this capacity and hope that I did a good job.”

Howard Haws, PP (1988), who also served as a trustee to the Fraternal

Endowment Fund for nearly that many years, said one of the reasons the group

was so effective is that Don is terrific at keeping records. “He was on top of it!”

Bill Remo, PP (2012) who currently serves as a trustee on the fund noted that

“Don kept the team focused.” And Jon Swartz, newly elected trustee to the fund,

who is replacing Don on the committee said at the Stated Meeting, “Looks like I have pretty big shoes to fill.”

Big shoes indeed, Don Loos is a 33 degree and has been very active in Masonry. He is a Past Commander-in-Chief of the Valley

of Reading, an officer in Q-Club, and a past master of Williamson Lodge. Don earned his 50-year pin in January of 2010.

On December 2, 2015 he was awarded the Grand Master’s Outstanding Service Medal. The medal is presented to honor Masons

who have distinguished themselves through service to their community, Lodge, or Grand Lodge. A fitting accolade to an outstanding

brother and noble. Congratulations Don Loos for your contributions to Rajah Shrine and to Masonry.

RAJAH TEMPLE BUDGET 2018

Revenue Accounts 4000-4089 $398,800.00

Fund Raising Accounts 4400-4599 $203,000.00

Other Revenue 4600-4799 $ 1,500.00

TOTAL REVENUE $603,300.00

Expenses

Imperial Council Accounts 6000-6099 $ 91,250.00

Administrative 6100-6399 $175,050.00

Building Operations 6500-6699 $250,000.00

Business Sessions/Ceremonials 6700-6999 $ 8,500.00

Social Activities/Entertainment 7000-7199 $ 7,000.00

Visitations & Pilgrimage 7200-7399 $ 34,000.00

Promotion & Publicity 7400-7599 $ 35,500.00

Unit & Club Expenses 7600-7899 $ 500.00

Donations to Fraternal Groups 7900-7949 $ 500.00

Members Relations 7950-7969 $ 500.00

Donations to Charities 7990-7999 $ 500.00

TOTAL EXPENSES $603,300.00

Summary

Excess of Revenue over Expenses $ 0

Moving Up

Congratulations to our own Noble Jon Swartz,

Esq., for assuming the

Chairmanship of the Board of

Governors of the Philadelphia

Shriners Hospital for Children.

At the December 6 Stated

Meeting, Jon replaced Don

Loos as Trustee of the Rajah

Shrine Fraternal Endowment

Fund. Up until this year, Jon

was the appointed Donor

Relations Chairman. He served

in that position under several

potentates.

Jon is a busy guy!

NOTICE - NOTICE

THE RAJAH SHRINE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

WILL BE CLOSED ON:

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018

IN OBSERVANCE OF GOOD FRIDAY

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MASS INSTALLATION 2018 “Making Wishes Come True”

2018 Rajah Shrine Potentate Illustrious Sir

Jared R. Kichline & Lady Kim

On January 13, Rajah Shrine

held a Mass Installation of the 2018

Divan and officers of the clubs

and units. Ill. Sir Jared Kichline

introduced his 2018 theme “Making

Wishes Come True”. Ed Myers,

Administrator, Philadelphia Shriners

Hospital for Children was guest

speaker.

Ill. Sir’s first official address to

officers of Rajah’s clubs and units

Chief Rabban Mike J. Zerbe

and Lady Susie

Asst. Rabban Marvin J.

Miller & Lady Marie

High Priest & Prophet

Walter G. Newruck

& Lady Gail

Oriental Guide Kraig W.

Leiby & Lady Janet

Ed Myers spoke on advances in

medical research at Shriners

Hospitals for Children

Ill. Sir & Lady Kim with

Chief Aide Michael J. Quinn & Lady Anne

Donor Relations Chairman Shane R.

Paisley & Lady Janelle

Ill. Sir Ronald Rapp, PP and

Lady Joan

Recorder, Joe J. Hagan &

Lady Joyce

Ceremonial Master David L.

Frees & Lady Brenda

2nd Ceremonial Master

Duane A. Dellecker &

Lady Barbara

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The 2018 Divan

Left to Right – Treasurer - Ill. Sir Ronald F. Rapp, PP, High Priest & Prophet - Walter G. Newruck,

Chief Rabban - Michael J. Zerbe, Potentate - Ill. Sir Jared R. Kichline,

Assistant Rabban - Marvin J. Miller, Oriental Guide - Kraig W. Leiby, Recorder - Joseph J. Hagan, Sr.

Duane A. Dellecker - Second Ceremonial Master

Noble Duane A. Dellecker was made a Mason in 1995 at Lehighton Lodge #621 F&AM.

He immediately entered the chairs and served as Master in 2000 during the 100th Anniversary

of the Lodge. He served again as Master in

2012 when his lodge received the Grand

Master’s Award. He holds dual membership

BINGO

Longaberger Basket,

Pottery & Vera Bradley

Bingo

Friday, May 11th

at the Rajah Shrine Complex

Doors open at 5:00 PM

Bingo starts at 6:30 PM

Ticket Donation - $20.00 per Package

Specials and Additional Packages are Extra

Door Prizes – Raffle Drawings –

Food Available

For tickets, contact any Divan or Aide Lady

Proceeds Benefit Rajah Shrine

We appreciate donations from the Clubs

& Units towards the purchase of baskets,

pottery, and Vera Bradley Bags

in Slatington Lodge #440, currently serving

as Worshipful Master.

He has been a member of the Allentown

Scottish Rite Cathedral since 2000 where he

enjoys participating in the degrees as a stage

character with small speaking parts.

A member of Rajah Shrine since 2000,

he is a member of the Past Master Club,

Hillbillies, Tin Lizzies and is a founding

member, former Secretary and Past President

of the Carbon County Shrine Club. He is

also a member of Pocono Forest #124 Tall

Cedars of Lebanon, Tamaqua Royal Arch Chapter #177 and the Lehigh Valley

High Twelve Club.

Duane continues to be involved with several not-for-profit organizations

where he truly enjoys coming up with new fund raising ideas and projects

to help raise money for worthwhile projects. For the Weissport Recreation

Committee, he created the Weissport Redneck Festival over ten years ago. This

festival allows the Carbon County Shrine Club to raise money selling cotton

candy, candy apples and popcorn. His latest venture was an April Fool’s Day

Gala held at the Shrine Complex in 2017; where jokes, short stories and tall tales

filled the evening. Scheduled for March 31, plans are already moving forward to

make this year’s event even more fun!

Duane resides in Lehighton with his Lady Barb, Duane’s mom Ruth, their

daughter Ami, her husband Jeff, and his adorable granddaughter Cali.

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MASA CONVENTION 2018

Virginia Beach

September 6 – 9, 2018

AGAIN - 18 th Consecutive Year at Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel,

36 th & Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Va

$499.00 PER COUPLE/$449.00 SINGLE NO INCREASE IN PRICE SINCE 2009!

*****YOU PAY ONLY FOR YOUR THREE NIGHTS LODGING. HOSPITALITY ROOM, SATURDAY

POST PARADE LUNCHEON & PRE-REGISTRATION ALL COMPLIMENTS OF THE RAJAH SHRINE

WITH YOUR ROOM RESERVATION AT THE SHERATON!

Extra Nights Lodging available at extra cost.

DUE TO LIMITED ROOM AVAILABILITY RESERVE EARLY!!!!!!

“DO NOT CALL HOTEL ALL RESERVATIONS THRU THE OFFICE”

Light Hospitality Beginning Tuesday/Full Hospitality Room Opening Wednesday

Rajah Post Parade Party Saturday afternoon at hotel, Turtle Degree Saturday Night.

Reserve Room Early w/Payment of $150.00 Due By April 13 th

Remainder of Balance $349.00 Per Couple/$299.00 Single Due By June 29th

****Motor Coach Transportation Available to and from Virginia Beach, call Joe McCarthy 610-488-1382****

NO CANCELLATIONS AFTER AUGUST 1ST WITHOUT LOSS OF ONE NIGHTS DEPOSIT AND PRE-REGISTRATION.

DETACH AND RETURN TO ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

_____Noble & Lady - $499.00 per couple - Children age 12 and under are Free.

_____Two Nobles - $499.00 (EXTRA NOBLES ADD $50.00 PER NOBLE)

_____One Noble - $449.00

RESERVE _____ EXTRA DAY(S) - DATES: Arriving_____________________Departing________________________

_____LADIES LUNCHEON - Friday, September 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM. PRICE NOT AVAILABLE WILL BILL AT LATER DATE.

NOBLE’S NAME_____________________________________________LADIES NAME_____________________________________

UNIT/CLUB_____________________________________SHRINE #______________DAYTIME PHONE________________________

ADDRESS__________________________________________CITY_________________________STATE_______ZIP_____________

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: RAJAH SHRINE

RETURN FORM AND CHECK OR CREDIT CARD INFO TO: RAJAH SHRINE, P O BOX 40, BLANDON, PA 19510

VISA MASTERCARD DISCOVER AMERICAN EXPRESS AMOUNT OF PAYMENT_________________.

V-CODE

CARD NO.

NAME ON CARD__________________________________________EXP. DATE _____/_____

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John Grumbein

ORIENTAL BAND

Greetings from the Lehigh Valley and the home of the Oriental Band. I hope all had a great

holiday season. The Band has not been very active these past few months. The main goal for

everyone is to stay warm.

The December meeting brought with it the annual election of the new officers of the band. The

new slate includes Donald Heimbecker Sr. as President, Dennis Guignet as Vice President, Wayne

Grumbein as Secretary, Ted Werkheiser Jr. as Treasurer, and John Grumbein as Director. All were

sworn in at the Mass Installation of Officers in January.

The band has been preparing for the annual “Night at the Races” along with their counterparts

from the Motor Corps. Another sellout crowd is expected again this year.

We are also preparing for our annual Ladies Night to be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at

the Inn at Reading. This is always a big event with the group. For information, contact John Grumbein at 610-395-6578

or jkgrumbein@aol.com.

This is all I have to report on at the present. I will have a full rundown in the next Rajah News of the events. Stay

tuned and stay warm! Remember the kids in our hospitals. They’re number 1!

STRING BAND

Greetings from your String Band,

We would like to thank Lois and Butch for hosting the great party after the Myerstown Parade,

with hot soup, sandwiches and all the fixings. What a great way to end our parade season! Thanks,

again, from all the guys and their ladies.

The Christmas Party was another

wonderful event. Thank you to

Brian and Judithanne for the hors

d’oeuvre table. And thanks to Hess

Catering for the fine hot meal.

Larry Christman

Lots of fun was had by all and we

enjoyed sharing stories about the

parades throughout the summer and

getting into the Christmas spirit.

We are starting to fill our schedule and looking forward

to the 2018 Parade Season. Rehearsals for the Circus

performance have begun. Playing the Circus is truly a

highlight for the band. We play Saturday, March 10th @

1:00. Come out and support this great fundraiser.

I would like to thank my Lady Jayne for being my editor

and chief for these articles and for making me look good.

Hope all the snowbirds are having a great winter. As

we write this article, it is 4 degrees with a windchill factor

-25 degrees. Brrrrrrr Remember...there is always an open

invitation for musicians to play in the string band. Rehearsal

is the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the

Complex.

With the support of our Ladies, our purpose is that we

might play our instruments so that someday a physically

challenged child may walk and play again.

See you at the Circus.

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Community

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CEREMONIAL.

The Five-Hundred and Eighth Ceremonial was held on December 9, 2017 at the Rajah Temple. The class was named

in Memory of Noble Kenwood “Ken” Lynn.

The Dramatic Director was Laszlo Toth, PP, the Ceremonial Director was Jared Kichline.

Ill. Sir Robert Shank, PP, as the Potentate, in the center, addresses the

candidates. Gerald Berger as Cheif Raban is on the left and

Dennis Royer as Assistant Rabban is on the right.

Walter Newruck as 1st Ceremonial Master

instructs the candidates.

Mike Quinn plays the Orator

Ill. Sir Laszlo Toth, PP, is the

High Priest & Prophet

The Scribe is played by

Marvin Miller

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Mike Zerbe as Oriental Guide Interacts with

the Potentate

Ceremonial music was played by the Rajah Oriental Band


Additional Cast Members and Crew:

Marshal: David Frees, Second Ceremonial Master: Kraig Leiby, Alchemists: Garrett Newhartz & Duane Dellecker,

Inspired Charge: Bruce Rohrbach, Slave to the High Priest: Ryan Kehm, Messenger: Wayne Grumbein, Flag Oration: Greg Lewis, PP

The Fez: Greg Lewis, PP; Chaplain: Rev. David Newhart, Prompters: Ron Rapp, PP, and Jere Lesher, PP; Organist: Harold Kremser, Jr., Choir:

Chanters, Stage Crew: Rajah Directors Staff, Wardrobe: Lehigh Shrine Club, Make-Up: Clowns,

Ceremonial Guard: Rajah Provost Guard, Posting of the Colors: Rajah Legion of Honor, Ushers: Rajah Hospital Service.

New tradition set with naming of Shriner of the Year

At the December 9 Ceremonial, Illustrious Sir Dave Evans made a

special presentation in naming Carl “Mic” Frey as Rajah Shrine’s first

Shriner of the Year. When making the presentation the potentate said,

“Mic has been an integral part of the success of the 2017 Bingo. Not only

did he act as Bingo Steward, but he willingly took on any job that needed

doing. Anytime we had any work parties, Mic showed up to help. In fact,

he often had the job done before any others arrived.

He was a true pleasure to have on our team last year. He and his wife,

Beth, did an amazing job heading up the Pote’s Ball committee, as they

have done for many years. They, Mic and Beth, also came out to help

with our Mass Installation setup. As I said, if something needed doing…

Mic was usually the first one there to work on it.” Congratulations Mic

and Beth.

Ill. Sir Earl

Binder

CARAVANERS

DO YOU ENJOY CAMPING? INTERESTED IN GETTING STARTED?

DO YOU HAVE A TENT, POP UP, PULL BEHIND, OR ANY CLASS OF CAMPER?

Join your fellow Masonic brothers. We are a fun group.

Now that the weather is starting to improve we are starting to think about getting away.

Our snow birds are thinking about coming back from down south. I overheard a couple of Nobles

talking about renting motorhomes so they could join us at one of our campouts.

The Caravaners not only camp at our own campground which we call the OASIS, located on the Rajah

Shrine Complex, we also travel to other campgrounds around the area, some close and others up to several

hundred miles away.

We try to find activities for all, sightseeing, games, meals, campfires,

puzzles, happy hours, entertainment of all

kinds and fun events.

Our camping season will start in April with a tentative

schedule of April 19 to 22 at our own Rajah Oasis; May 17 to

20 at Lickdale KOA in Jonestown, PA; June 21 to 24 back at

Rajah Oasis; July 26 to 29 at Mountain Springs, Shartlesville,

PA; August 12 to 16 at Country Acres in Lancaster, PA; August

30 to Sept. 3 at Rajah Oasis; Sept. 23 to 27 at Drummer Boy

Campground in Gettysburg, PA; with an unscheduled trip to

Delaware Seashore State Park Sept.8 to 16.

For more information, or if you would like to join us for any

or all of our campouts please contact our Wagon Master Gerald

Berger at 610-395-4866 or gberger401@rocketmail.com or our

President David Newhart at 610-842-3872 dnewhart44@gmail.

com or Secretary Earl Binder 484-357-7294 my3bloodhounds@

gmail.com, or feel free to stop and visit us!

We wonder what the Shrine office would

say if Mike brought his grandarents first

camper to the Shrine Oasis?

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PROVOST GUARD

Can it be? Can it really be 2018? At least that is what the calendar says. So, it must be true. Besides

that, the Christmas decorations are coming down, and everyone is wishing me a “Happy New Year,” so

it must be true!

And with that, we are off and running for another year…..and it looks like it will be another busy one

with all the activities that we see on the calendar. But, before we bid adios to 2017, we first must thank

our immediate Past Potentate, the Ill. Sir Dave Evans and first lady, Sarah. We owe them a boat load of

Ill. Sir thanks for all they did this past year in representing Rajah Shrine and the time spent traveling and visiting

all of the Units and Clubs. Thank you and may you always remember the fond times as the leader of Rajah

Greg Lewis, PP for 2017.

But, the good news is that as of January 10th, we are under new leadership as we welcome the Illustrious Sir Jared Kichline

to the top spot in Rajah for 2018 to serve Rajah as Potentate. We all know that he and Lady Kim will do their best to represent

us with dignity and honor.

With a new year also comes a change in officers in the Provost Guard. But, not so quick. We are happy to say that Noble

Dennis Loch has consented to stay on another year as our President and a familiar face will fill the First Vice-President’s seat, as

we welcome a past president of Provost, Noble Bob Himes to that position. As we did not have anyone stepping forward to fill

the 2nd V-P slot, that position is open, however Ill. Sir Greg Lewis, PP has agreed to stay on as Secretary and with the retirement

of Terry Boyer, Noble Tarzan Hall is taking over as Treasurer. To fill the position of Unit Director, President Dennis has again

appointed Noble Ryan Kehm.

As in the past and continuing this year, we will still meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the All-Purpose

Meeting Room on the Rajah Shrine Campus and we invite any Shriner in good standing to join us. We are very involved with

many of the activities of Rajah including; the Rajah Circus, Sportsmen’s Raffle, Pote’s Picnic, and the Pretzel Bowl just to name

a few. And ,of course, there’s our own Spaghetti Feast in October.

Along with these commitments, we still manage to have a lot of fun and invite the ladies to many of our events. If you’re

interested in joining us, stop at the next meeting. We’ll keep a light on for you!!


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RAJAH SHRINE ELECTED DIVAN - 2018

P. O. BOX 40, BLANDON, PA 19510 • TELEPHONE 610-916-9000

FAX 610-916-9100 • www.rajahshrine.org

POTENTATE

Jared R. Kichline (Kim) C. 570-656-4422

P.O. Box 279, Saylorsburg, PA 18353

CHIEF RABBAN

Michael J. Zerbe (Susie) R. 610-693-6406

301 N. Church Street, Robesonia, PA 19551 C. 484-388-1718

ASSISTANT RABBAN

Marvin J. Miller (Marie) R. 570-386-3080

159 William Penn Road, Lehighton, PA 18235 C. 570-906-7575

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET

Walter G. Newruck (Gail) R. 610-329-9215

129 Fairfield Drive, Barto, PA 19504-9374

ORIENTAL GUIDE

Kraig W. Leiby (Janet) R. 610-926-6038

318 E. Wesner Road, Blandon, PA 19510 C. 610-334-0397

TREASURER

Ronald F. Rapp, P.P. (Joan) R. 610-916-2465

99 Cornerstone Drive, Blandon, PA 19510 O. 610-916-9000

C. 484-637-6717

RECORDER

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. (Joyce) R. 610-582-4056

515 S. Walnut Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508 O. 610-916-9000

C. 610-587-4736

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES TO IMPERIAL COUNCIL – 2018

Jared R. Kichline (Kim) C. 570-656-4422

P.O. Box 279, Saylorsburg, PA 18353

Michael J. Zerbe (Susie) R. 610-693-6406

301 N. Church Street, Robesonia, PA 19551 C. 484-388-1718

Marvin J. Miller (Marie) R. 570-386-3080

159 William Penn Road, Lehighton, PA 18235 C. 570-906-7575

Kraig W. Leiby (Janet) R. 610-926-6038

318 E. Wesner Road, Blandon, PA 19510 C. 610-334-0397

ELECTED EMERITUS OFFICERS - 2018

Solicitor Emeritus - Martin J. Karess, Esq. (Lorraine)

Donor Relations Chairman Emeritus – L. Donald Loos (Barbara)

Trustee Emeritus – William R. Clements (Barbara)

Goodwill Ambassador Emeritus – Ray J. Heiser (Kay)

Captain of the Guard Emeritus – Ronald C. Weitzel (Dianne)

Parade Marshal Emeritus – Joseph R. Zodel (Shirley)

Trustee Emeritus – Terry L. Hulsizer (Ruth Ann)

Webmaster Emeritus – Michael J. Huck (Pat)

Goodwill Ambassador Emeritus – William A. Quinn (Barbara)

Rajah News Editor Emeritus – Jere C. Lesher, PP (Susie)

Chief Photographer Emeritus – Robert Van Why, Jr. (Sharon)

Solicitor Emeritus – John A. Hoffert, Jr., Esq. (Deone)

CPA Emeritus - Prem N. Puri (Asha)

APPOINTED DIVAN – 2018

First Ceremonial Master

David L. Frees (Brenda) C. 610-587-2305

324 Reading Avenue, Shillington, PA 19607

Second Ceremonial Master

Duane A. Dellecker (Barbara) R. 610-377-0188

638 Iron Street, Lehighton, PA 18235 C. 610-417-2939

Captain of the Guard

Carl G. “Mic” Frey (Beth) R. 610-926-0131

497 Grove Road, Mohrsville, PA 19541 C. 484-529-8910

Outer Guard

Ryan E. Kehm (Ruth) R. 610-767-1526

4992 Trout Road, Slatington, PA 18080-4992

APPOINTED TRUSTEES – 2018

Dennis R. Snoke (Lou Ann) R. 610-779-3431

300 Spies Church Road, Reading, PA 19606-9330 C. 610-223-4998

William A. Remo, Jr., PP (Gail) R. 610-791-0828

424 East Lynnwood Street, Allentown, PA 18103 C. 610-216-7772

Lester D. Klock (Kathy) C. 610-960-7405

1009 Redwood Court, Hamburg, PA 19526-8068

Tarzan Hall (Rachel) R. 610-944-9306

3600 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood, PA 19522-8977 C. 610-763-1272

Gerald A. Mengel (Barbara) R. 610-916-4069

4601 Lahall Avenue, Reading, PA 19605 C. 484-772-0005

POTENTATE’S APPOINTMENTS – 2018

Solicitor – Zachary A. Morey, Esquire O. 610-376-5441

536 Court St., Reading, PA 19601

Chaplain – Rev. David C. Newhart C. 610-842-3872

2823 Sequoia Dr., Macungie, PA 18062

Custodial/Maintenance – Terry L. Hulsizer (Ruth Ann) O. 610-916-9000

POTENTATE’S APPOINTMENTS – Continued

Goodwill Ambassador – Harold H. Kohl (Ann) C. 717-468-7281

Goodwill Ambassador – Les A. Werley (Jane) C. 610-914-2824

Goodwill Ambassador – George W. Young (Carol) R. 610-837-5177

Hospital Ambassador - Paul W. Shaw (Donna) R. 610-965-6417

Membership Chairman – Thomas V. Conlon, Sr., PP(Brenda) W. 610-589-5919

Public Relations Chairman – Gregory J. Lewis, P.P. (Joan) R. 610-670-2920

Donor Relations Chairman – Shane R. Paisley (Janelle) C. 610-781-0035

Rajah News Editor – Sam Ellis (Kay) R. 610-252-9762

Circus Chairman – Ronald R. Klee, Jr., PP (Kathy) R. 610-775-4444

Chief Photographer – Sam Ellis (Kay) R. 610-252-9762

Photographer – Burnell E. Kreider (Loretta) R. 717-687-7473

Photographer – William A. Quinn (Barbara) R. 610-944-9036

Colonel/Parade Marshal – Michael J. Quinn (Anne) R. 610-944-5375

Asst. Parade Marshal – D. David Turner (Joan) C. 610.392.9993

Asst. Parade Marshal – Erich K. Pfahl (Mellissa) C. 610-468-1770

Pilgrimage – Ronald F. Rapp P.P. (Joan) R. 610-916-2465

Bingo Steward – Carl G. “Mic” Frey (Beth) C. 484-529-8910

Webmaster – Rajah Shrine Office O. 610-916-9000

POTENTATE’S CEREMONIAL APPOINTMENTS – 2018

Dramatic Director – Bruce D. Rohrbach (Elizabeth)

Ceremonial Director – Michael J. Zerbe (Susie)

POTENTATE’S PERSONAL AIDES – 2018

Chief Aide

Michael J. Quinn (Anne) C. 484-256-0562

46 E. Cedar St., Fleetwood, PA 19522

Aides

Samuel L. Beam (Linda) C. 484-638-8390

455 Walnuttown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522

Lee D. Brisan (Beverly) R. 610-562-3149

257 Schappell Rd., Hamburg, PA 19526

Donald G. Heimbecker (Carol) R. 610-417-9926

2703 John St., Easton, PA 18042

Harold H. Kohl (Ann) C. 717-468-7281

44 Bethany Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522

Jay M. Laser (Beverly) C. 717-203-8345

3100 Windsor Dr., Landisville, PA 17538

George M. Makoul (Kathy) C. 484-340-2858

280 Farmview Rd., Nazareth, PA 18064

Gregory T. Miller (Sharon) R. 610-710-1927

8867 N. Loop Rd., Slatington, PA 18080

James A. Prettyman (Beth) C. 610-476-1315

P.O. Box 26, Oxford, PA 19363

Dennis R. Snoke (Lou Ann) C. 610-223-4998

300 Spies Church Rd., Reading, PA 19606

Bryan L. Stoudt (Belinda) C. 484-599-1062

205 Lake Road, Fleetwood, PA 19522

Ronald M. Stoudt (Carol) C. 610-597-5409

436 Carriage Dr., Coopersburg, PA 18036

David J. Teter (Lori) C. 570-640-4329

91 West Catawissa Rd., New Ringgold, PA 17960

Scott A. Zechman (Leah) C. 610-823-0550

581 Snyder Road, Reading, PA 19605

PHILADELPHIA SHRINERS HOSPITAL

Hospital Chairman of the Board

Jon A. Swartz, Esq

Hospital Associate Board Member

Austin T. Kear

Hospital Board Member Emeritus

George Skaff, DDS (Jamila)

Hospital Chairman of the Board Emeritus

Franklin D. Caltagirone, P.P. (Marilyn)

MASA ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. – President MASA Recorders Association

Bryan D. Snyder – Secretary MASA Band Association

Dale C. Schimpf – Treasurer MASA Band Association

Dennis C. Loch– Major, MASA Provost Guard Association

Gregory J. Lewis, PP – Second Vice President of Shrine Chanters Association

International

Daniel Heffelfinger, Sr. – President MASA Chanters

Mahlon L. Ressel – President of MASA Oriental Band

Donald G. Heimbecker – Second Vice President of MASA Oriental Band

John K. Grumbein – Secretary-Treasurer of MASA Oriental Band

William A. Remo, Jr., PP, PC – First Vice Commander MASA Legions of Honor

Barry L. Weisser, PC, PMC – Adjutant MASA Legions of Honor

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION EMERITUS OFFICER

Mahlon E. Hariu, P.P. – Secretary/Treasurer Emeritus ASOB

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LIVING PAST POTENTATES OF RAJAH SHRINE - 2018

1975 Walter H. Cressman (Sandy) R. 215-536-8011

1976 Lloyd H. Behmer R. 941-358-5897

1979 John B. Bozette, Jr. (Edna Marie) R. 570-675-6450

1980 Earl W. Binder (Amy) R. 610-395-1490

1986 Walter G. M. Schneider (Sandra) R. 610-693-5063

1988 Howard D. Haws (Elizabeth) R. 717-859-2118

1989 Ronald F. Rapp (Joan) R. 610-916-2465

1991 Franklin D. Caltagirone (Marilyn) R. 610-777-7549

1992 LeRoy D. Cressy (Billie) R. 610-507-9097

1993 Walter A. Wagner (Nancy) R. 610-317-0457

1996 Lawrence L. Hafer (Elaine) R. 610-779-4072

1997 Glenn D. Clark (Doris) R. 717-768-8831

1999 James A. Male, Sr. (Ruthmary) R. 352-454-0571

2001 Gregory J. Lewis (Joan) R. 610-670-2920

2003 William P. Ulrich C. 610-914-0284

2004 Mahlon E. Hariu (Joanne) R. 717-287-2120

2006 Jere C. Lesher (Susie) R. 717-361-3961

2007 Laszlo Toth (Maria) R. 610-366-1417

2008 Robert E. Shank (Tess) R. 717-336-3221

2010 Clyde R. Geist (Angie) R. 215-249-4807

2011 Ronald R. Klee, Jr. (Kathy) R. 610-775-4444

2012 William A. Remo, Jr. (Gail) R. 610-791-0828

2013 Edwin L. Engle (Ferne) R. 717-336-6108

2014 Thomas V. Conlon, Sr. (Brenda) W. 610-589-5919

2015 Glenn T. Sattizahn, Jr. (Janet) R. 570-449-2613

2016 Lawrence S. Bortz, III (Barbara) C. 610-780-0101

2017 David W. Evans (Sarah) C. 610-781-2147

LIAISON ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2018

Units Day Liaison Officer Liaison Aide

Antique Car Club Various David L. Frees L. Brisan

Arab Patrol Various Divan F. Einsel

Chanters Mondays 7 PM David L. Frees S. Rissinger

Clowns 4th Monday 7 PM David L. Frees S. Beam

Concert Band 2nd Sunday 1 PM Marvin J. Miller D. Schimpf

Directors Staff 1st Monday 8 PM Marvin J. Miller C. Solarek

Gun Club Quarterly 7 PM David L. Frees J. Franco

Legion of Honor 2nd Tuesday 7PM Walter G. Newruck M. Quinn

Motor Corps 3rd Monday 7 PM Kraig W. Leiby W. Trusty

Mounted Patrol 3rd Wednesday 7 PM Kraig W. Leiby T. Hall

Noble Riders Various Walter G. Newruck T. Conlon, PP

Oriental Band 1st Tuesday 7 PM Michael J. Zerbe J. Grumbein

Provost Guard 3rd Tuesday 7 PM Walter G. Newruck G. Lewis, PP

String Band 2nd Wednesday 8 PM Walter G. Newruck T. Dietrich

SHRINE CLUBS

Bethlehem 1st Monday 7 PM Michael J. Zerbe G. Makoul

Brandywine 3rd Tuesday 7 PM Kraig W. Leiby D. Lynn

Carbon 2nd Tuesday 7 PM Duane A. Dellecker M. Hopstock

Lancaster 2nd Thurs. 7 PM Marvin J. Miller B. Kreider

Lebanon 4th Monday 7 PM Duane A. Dellecker D. Royer

Lehigh 1st Wed. 7 PM Duane A. Dellecker J. Stahr, Jr.

North Penn 4th Wed. 7 PM Kraig W. Leiby C. Wahl

Rajah 1st Friday 6 PM Marvin J. Miller D. DeTurk

Schuylkill 4th Tuesday 7 PM Walter G. Newruck G. Sattizahn, PP

CLUBS

Anglers 1st Wed. 7 PM Michael J. Zerbe J. Pavlick

Caravaners Weekends 10 AM Michael J. Zerbe E. Binder, PP

Golf Club Varies (Summers) David L. Frees A. Meckley

Hospital Service Quarterly 11 AM Michael J. Zerbe C. Willis

L.C.S.C.O.B. 2nd Mon. 7:30 PM Duane A. Dellecker M. Hariu, PP

Past Masters Club Quarterly Kraig W. Leiby L. Brisan

Tin Lizzies 4th Thurs. 7 PM Marvin J. Miller S. Ellis

Rajah Ladies 1st Mon. 10 AM Lawrence S. Bortz, III, PP - J. Yorty

Units &

Clubs Committee 4th Wed. 7:30 PM Divan

T. Hall

Cabiri Quarterly 6:00 PM Divan

BUDGET COMMITTEE

Jared R. Kichline Board of Directors Ronald F. Rapp, PP

PROTOCOL AND PROCEDURE

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr.

CIRCUS COMMITTEE DIRECTORS

Ronald R. Klee, PP, Chairman

Michael J. Zerbe, Co-Chairman

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. James A. Garrett Sam Ellis

Gregory J. Lewis, PP Dennis R. Snoke Edwin L. Engle, PP

Theodore E. Werkheiser, Jr. William A. Remo, PP Michael J. Quinn

Ronald M. Stoudt Thomas V. Conlon, PP Dennis G. Royer

Marvin J. Miller Walter G. Newruck Kraig W. Leiby

David L. Frees

Duane A. Dellecker

CIRCUS FINANCIAL COMMITTEE

Ronald F. Rapp, PP L. Donald Loos, Jr. Marvin G. Speicher, CPA

Les A. Werley

David W. Evans, PP

DONOR RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Shane R. Paisley, Chairman

Tarzan Hall, Co-Chairman

Carbon County

Michael A. Mickey

Chester County

Donald B. Lynn & James A. Prettyman

Ephrata Area

Kim R. Kegerise

Lancaster County Burnell E. Kreider & Jay M. Laser

Lebanon Area

Dennis G. Royer

Lehigh Valley

Sam Ellis

North Penn Area

James Atkins

Reading Area

Samuel L. Beam

Schuylkill County George S. Davis, Robert J. Giba

& Norman F. Lengel

Plaque Program Chairman Shane R. Paisley

FEZ COMMITTEE

Marvin J. Miller, Chairman Christopher M. Gibson

FOOD COMMITTEE

Ronald R. Klee, PP, Chairman

Ronald F. Rapp, P.P. Glenn D. Clark, P.P. Joel M. Franco

Richard Kunsman Richard F. Stoudt Terry L. Hulsizer

George W. Young James A. Prettyman Lawrence S. Bortz, P.P.

FRATERNAL ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE

Jon A. Swartz, Esq., Chairman

Zachary A. Morey, Esq William A. Remo, Jr., PP Walter G. Newruck

GOLF COMMITTEE

Joel M. Franco, Chairman

Michael J. Zerbe Marvin G. Speicher Ronald F. Rapp, P.P.

Terry L. Hulsizer Gary D. Brown Joseph J. Hagan, Sr.

INSURANCE COMMITTEE

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr Board of Directors

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Board of Directors

MAKE-UP COMMITTEE

Rajah Clowns

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Thomas V. Conlon, Sr., PP, Chairman

Region 10 Membership Director

Samuel L. Beam, Co-Chairman

Marvin J. Miller David R. Deturk Ronald F. Rapp, P.P

Dennis R. Snoke Michael J. Zerbe David W. Evans, PP

Walter G. Newruck Kraig W. Leiby George M. Makoul

David L. Frees Jay M. Laser Duane A. Dellecker

NOVICE COMMITTEE

Rajah Shrine Office

OFFICE COMMITTEE

Ronald F. Rapp, P.P., Chairman

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. Michael J. Zerbe

PILGRIMAGES

Ronald F. Rapp, P.P. – Chairman

POTENTATE’S BALL COMMITTEE

Carl G. Frey (Beth) – Chairman

David A. Teter, Sr. (Lori)

John K. Grumbein (Sharon)

Robert L. Merkt (Patricia)

Rudolf J. Hofbauer (Jeanine)

Garrett M. Newhartz (Katelyn) Potentate’s Aides

POTE’S PICNIC COMMITTEE

Ronald R. Klee, PP, Chairman

Joel M. Franco, Co-Chairman

Ronald F. Rapp, PP Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. William A. Remo, Jr., PP

Terry L. Hulsizer Michael J. Zerbe Marvin J. Miller

Walter G. Newruck Kraig W. Leiby David L. Frees

Ronald M. Stoudt William A. Quinn Duane A. Dellecker

PRETZEL BOWL COMMITTEE

Kraig W. Leiby, Chairman

Duane A. Dellecker David L. Frees

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Gregory J. Lewis, P.P., Chairman

FIGHTIN PHILS COMMITTEE

Michael J. Zerbe, Chairman

Gregory J. Lewis, PP David L. Frees

RENTAL COMMITTEE

Ronald F. Rapp, PP Joseph J. Hagan, Sr.

REPRESENTATIVE COMMITTEE

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr.

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ROBES COMMITTEE

Lehigh Shrine Club

SHRINERS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COMMITTEE

Hospital Chairman of the Board Emeritus - Franklin D. Caltagirone, P.P.

Jon A. Swartz, Esq., Hospital Chairman of the Board

Austin T. Kear, Hospital Associate Board Member

George Skaff, DDS, Hospital Board Member Emeritus

SOCCER COMMITTEE

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. Kraig W. Leiby

SPEAKERS BUREAU

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr., Chairman

Divan Past Masters

SPORTSMEN’S RAFFLE COMMITTEE

Joel M. Franco, Chairman

Michael J. Zerbe Ronald R. Klee, PP Ronald F. Rapp, PP

Glenn D. Clark, PP Lawrence S. Bortz, III, PP William A. Remo, Jr., PP

Terry L. Hulsizer L. Donald Loos, Jr. Dennis G. Royer

SUMMER & HOLIDAY RAFFLE

David L. Frees, Chairman

Duane A. Dellecker, Co-Chairman

BINGO COMMITTEE

Michael J. Zerbe, Chairmen

Marvin J. Miller, Co-Chairmen

David L. Frees Walter G. Newruck Kraig W. Leiby

Jere C. Lesher, PP Edwin L. Engle, PP Duane A. Dellecker

Bryan L. Stoudt

Carl G. Frey

FUND RAISING LIAISON ASSIGNMENTS – 2018

Circus

Chief Rabban, Michael J. Zerbe

Sportsmen’s Raffle Assistant Rabban, Marvin J. Miller

Potentate’s Picnic High Priest & Prophet, Walter G. Newruck

Pretzel Bowl

Oriental Guide, Kraig W. Leiby

Fightin Phils

First Ceremonial Master, David L. Frees

Soccer

Oriental Guide, Kraig W. Leiby

Holiday Raffle

Second Ceremonial Master, Duane A. Dellecker

Bingo

Chief Rabban, Michael J. Zerbe

RAJAH SHRINE UNIT OFFICERS – 2018

ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR CLUB - Meeting dates vary

President: Lee D. Brisan (Beverly) R. 610-562-3149

257 Schappell Rd., Hamburg, PA 19526

Secretary:Robert A. Seifrit (Jodi) R. 610-670-0863

973 Fritztown Rd., Reading, PA 19608 greasemonkey61@aol.com

Treasurer: James M. Seifrit, Jr. C. 610-678-4496

1155 Fritztown Rd., Reinholds, PA 17569

Director: Gary F. Spitler (Diane) R. 610-678-2292

867 Brownsville Rd., Wernersville, PA 19565

ARAB PATROL - Meeting dates vary

President: Frank L. Einsel (Grace) C. 610-223-4709

419 Adams Hotel Rd., Shoemakersville, PA 19555

Secretary: Open Office

Treasurer: Open Office

CHANTERS - Meets every Monday of the month

President: Bryan M. Hartman (Melanie) C. 610-780-6724

463 Sunday Rd., Lenhartsville, PA 19534

Secretary: Sheldon C. Rissinger (Betty) C. 484-818-1826

100 W. Lincoln Ave., Robesonia, PA 19551 rissinger9@aol.com

Treasurer: Donald G. Miller (Mary) R. 610-926-2315

31 Hafer Dr., Leesport, PA 19533

Director: David R. DeTurk C. 610-790-4996

P.O. Box 57, Lyon Station, PA 19536

CLOWNS - Meets fourth Monday of the month

President: John Scalia (Jackie) C. 610-698-9181

73 Weaver Rd., Morgantown, PA 19543

Sec/Treas: David R. DeTurk C. 610-790-4996

P.O. Box 57, Lyon Station, PA 19536

gettysburg93@aol.com

Director: Samuel L. Beam (Linda) C. 484-638-8390

455 Walnuttown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522

CONCERT BAND - Meets second Sunday of the month

President: Joe D. McCarthy (Bertha) R. 610-488-1382

301 E. Fifth St., Bernville, PA 19506

Secretary: Dale C. Schimpf R. 570-985-9308

22 N. Spencer St., Frackville, PA 17931-1505 euphonium65@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Thomas L. Shugar (Debb) R. 610-779-0621

1105 Owls Nest Dr., Reading, PA 19606

Director: Bryan D. Snyder (Judithanne) R. 610-589-2022

591 Hill Rd., Robesonia, PA 19551

DIRECTOR’S STAFF - Meets first Monday of the month

President: Gerald A. Mengel (Barbara) R. 610-916-4069

4601 Lahall Ave., Reading, PA 19605-1068

Secretary: Carl S. Solarek (Elain) R. 610-926-1937

261 Degler Ave., Leesport, PA 19533 csolarek261@comcast.net

Treasurer: Carl G. Frey (Beth) R. 610-926-0131

497 Grove Rd., Mohrsville, PA 19541

Director: Barry D. Reed (Linda) R. 610-488-1180

108 Mill Rd., Bernville, PA 19506-8724

GUN CLUB - Quarterly

President: Joel M. Franco (Carmine) C. 610-563-9258

275 W. 49th St., Reading, PA 19606-3315

Secretary: Michael J. Huck (Patricia) R. 610-921-5548

4036 Hillview Rd., Temple, PA 19560 mjhuck@comcast.net

Treasurer: Raymond F. Geiger (Barbara) R. 610-926-9162

601 Seidels Run, Leesport, PA 19533

LEGION OF HONOR - Meets second Tuesday of the month

Commander: William E. Eveland (Jackie) R. 610-916-4401

243 Callery Dr., Blandon, PA 19510

Adjutant: Dennis L. Hagan, PC, PMC (Kathy) R. 610-779-9268

329 Parkview Rd., Reading, PA 19606 adjloh@yahoo.com

Finance Officer: Jere C. Lesher, PP (Susie) R. 717-361-3961

428 Ford Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022

MOTOR CORP - Meets third Monday of the month

President: William E. Trusty (Janet) R. 610-777-7586

Sundown Farm, 398 Blimline Rd., Mohnton, PA 19540-7808 C. 484-797-2995

Secretary: Terry L. Hulsizer (Ruth Ann) R. 610-944-7761

4027 Pricetown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522-9708 C. 484-721-3866

tlhspeedinbullet@aol.com

Treasurer: Harold H. Kohl (Ann) R. 717-271-7332

44 Bethany Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522 C. 717-468-7281

Director: William E. Trusty (Janet) R. 610-777-7586

Sundown Farm, 398 Blimline Rd., Mohnton, PA 19540-7808 C. 484-797-2995

MOUNTED PATROL - Meets third Wednesday of the month

Captain: Raymond D. Haslam, Jr. (Deidre) R. 610-334-5847

2736 Mountain Rd., Hamburg, PA 19526 campertwo@comcast.net

Secretary: Tarzan Hall (Rachel) R. 610-944-9306

3600 Pricetown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522-8977 C. 610-763-1272

Treasurer: Thomas V. Conlon, Sr., PP (Brenda) W. 610-589-5919

508 Hill Rd., Womelsdorf, PA 19567

Director: Ryan E. Kehm (Ruth) R. 610-767-1526

4992 Trout Rd., Slatington, PA 18080-4992

NOBLE RIDERS OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE - Meeting dates vary

President: Thomas V. Conlon, Sr., PP (Brenda) W. 610-589-5919

508 Hill Rd., Womelsdorf, PA 19567

Secretary: Shane R. Paisley (Janelle) C. 610-781-0035

15 Upland Rd., Reading, PA 19609 shane@designrev.com

Treasurer: Donald B. Houston (Joyce) C. 267-371-9549

585 Summit Ln., Riegelsville, PA 18077

ORIENTAL BAND - Meets first Tuesday of the month

President: Donald G. Heimbecker (Carol) R. 610-417-9926

2703 John St., Easton, PA 18045-2614

Secretary: Wayne M. Grumbein (Julie) R. 610-434-0686

944 S. Hillview Rd., Allentown, PA 18103-6154 wayne1980@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Theodore E. Werkheiser, Jr. (Lisa) R. 610-349-3290

1416 N. 18th St., Allentown, PA 18104-1563

Director: John K. Grumbein (Sharon) R. 610-395-6578

7520 Trexler Circle, Trexlertown, PA 18087-9601

PROVOST GUARD - Meets Third Tuesday of the month

President: Dennis C. Loch (Jackie) R. 610-360-3797

291 Millcreek Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530

Secretary: Gregory J. Lewis, PP (Joan) R. 610-223-3857

108 New York Ave., Sinking Spring, PA 19608 glewis1080@gmail.com

Treasurer: Tarzan Hall (Rachel) R. 610-944-9306

3600 Pricetown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522

Director: Ryan E. Kehm (Ruth) R. 610-767-1526

4992 Trout Rd., Slatington, PA 18080

STRING BAND - Meets second Wednesday of the month

President: Ronald L. Miller (Rebecca) R. 610-926-4960

1203 Bellemans Church Rd., Mohrsville, PA 19541

Secretary: Thomas J. Dietrich, Jr.(Donna) R. 610-926-2467

908 Sleepy Hollow Dr., Mohrsville, PA 19541 tdietrich38@gmail.com

Treasurer: Joseph I. Aulenbach (Nancy) R. 610-775-5859

34 Matthew Dr., Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Director: Bruce D. Dengler (Marian) R. 610-916-2867

221 P Orchard Rd., Reading, PA 19605

UNITS & CLUBS COMMITTEE

Comprised of Representatives from each Unit & Club

Meets fourth Wednesday of the month

President: Harold A. Spatz (Barbara) R. 610-926-2393

552 Irish Creek Rd., Mohrsville, PA 19541

Sec/Treas: Tarzan Hall (Rachel) R. 610-944-9306

3600 Pricetown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522-8977 C. 610-763-1272

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SHRINE CLUB OFFICERS – 2018

BETHLEHEM SHRINE CLUB - Meets first Monday of the month

President: Garrett M. Newhartz (Katelyn) C. 484-895-9362

514 Batts Switch Rd., Nazareth, PA 18064

Secretary: George M. Makoul (Kathy) R. 610-759-2669

280 Farmview Rd., Nazareth, PA 18064

kg27@rcn.com

Treasurer: Thomas A. Male (Louise) C. 610-509-3385

5801 Helen Dr., Allentown, PA 18104

BRANDYWINE SHRINE CLUB - Meets third Tuesday of the month

President: John F. Mastrippolito (Elizabeth) R. 610-268-5908

189 Ewart Rd., Avondale, PA 19311

Secretary: Donald B. Lynn (Sandra) R. 610-269-5717

211 La Vida Via, Downingtown, PA 19335

djlynn1@verizon.net

Treasurer: Eric T. Downs (Chrissie) R. 610-347-1102

1 Rockford Crossing Lane, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Director: Carl L. Hinderer (Carol) R. 610-793-1739

1326 Bridge Rd., West Chester, PA 19382

1 Rockford Crossing Lane, Kennett Square, PA 19348

CARBON SHRINE CLUB - Meets second Tuesday of the month

President: George C. Weaver (Gail) C. 484-629-0789

222 Carbon St., Lehighton, PA 18235

Secretary: Michael J. Hopstock (Donna) C. 610-577-6521

330 S. 9th St., Lehighton, PA 18235 hopm@ptd.net

Treasurer: Edward H. Hawk C. 570-401-1189

1019 North St., Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

LANCASTER SHRINE CLUB - Meets second Thursday of the month

President: John P. Humphreys (Joanne) R. 717-871-8656

30 Magnolia Dr., Conestoga, PA 17516

Secretary: William F. Horn (Sandi) R. 717-656-2676

30 Aspen Dr., Leola, PA 17540-9615 billhorn@frontiernet.net

Treasurer: Jerold C. Kopenhaver (Cynthia) R. 717-287-2495

419 Ford Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022

LEBANON SHRINE CLUB - Meets fourth Monday of the month

President: Richard E. Miller (Beth) R 717-272-4079

1785 Woodridge Ct., Lebanon, PA 17046

Secretary: John R. Bainbridge, Jr. (Suzanne) R. 717-272-5466

270 Kathy Court, Lebanon, PA 17042 ccijohn2@comcast.net

Treasurer: Dennis G. Royer (Stefanie) R 717-933-5027

P.O. Box 12, Rehrersburg, PA 19550

LEHIGH SHRINE CLUB - Meets first Wednesday of the month

President: Earl J. Marlatt (Judith) C. 267-371-9451

7866 Locust Valley Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951

Secretary: John E. Stahr, Jr. (Anita) R. 610-866-8455

1677 Creek View Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18015 john.stahr@rcn.com

Treasurer: Paul A. Lizun (Nancy) R. 610-967-3785

4540 S. Mountain Dr., Emmaus, PA 18049

NORTH PENN SHRINE CLUB - Meets fourth Wednesday of the month

President: Jack Snyder (Sarah) C. 267-374-9488

2448 Trewigtown Rd., Colmar, PA 18915

Secretary: James Atkins (Renee) C. 215-262-8013

109 N. Third St., North Wales, PA 19454 jim.atkins999@gmail.com

Treasurer: Paul E. Funk (Gloria) R. 215-536-3332

301 S. 11th St., Quakertown, PA 18951

RAJAH SHRINE CLUB - Meets first Friday of the month

President: David R. DeTurk C. 610-790-4996

P.O. Box 57, Lyon Station, PA 19536

Secretary: Russel G. Hottenstein R. 610-944-8167

12 Schmehl Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522 russhottenstein@yahoo.com

Treasurer: John W. Freeston (Janet) R. 610-678-2985

1107 Dogwood Dr., Reading, PA 19609

SCHUYLKILL SHRINE CLUB - Meets fourth Tuesday of the month

President: David A. Teter (Lori) R. 570-943-2709

146 Whitetail Ln., Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Secretary: Glenn T. Sattizahn Jr., PP (Janet) C. 570-449-2613

131 Willow St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972-1131 gsattizahn@alphamills.com

Treasurer: Ira C. Boyer (Sue) R. 570-385-0650

9 Margaret Terrace, Pottsville, PA 17901

ANGLERS - Meets first Wednesday of the month

President: Ronald L. Szapacs (Lois) R. 610-767-8436

7823 Rextown Rd., Slatington, PA 18080

Secretary: John F. Pavlick (Kathy) C. 610-393-5799

3347 Berger St., Allentown, PA 18103 pavlickjf@aol.com

Treasurer: Clarence E. Smith (Florence) R. 610-760-2455

8646 S. Loop Rd., Slatington, PA 18080-3615

Director: Nicholas A. Smith R. 610-767-6285

214 Second St., Walnutport, PA 18088

CARAVANERS - Meets various dates of month except Dec.,Jan., Feb.

President: Rev. David C. Newhart C. 610-842-3872

2823 Sequoia Dr., Macungie, PA 18062

Secretary: Earl W. Binder, PP (Amy) R. 610-395-1490

1433 Butz Rd., Breinigsville, PA 18031 my3bloodhounds@gmail.com

Treasurer: Terry A. Iasiello (Judy) R. 610-691-8216

1519 Colgate Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18017

GOLF CLUB - Meeting dates vary

President: Frank L. Einsel (Grace) R. 610-562-3166

419 Adams Hotel Rd., Shoemakersville, PA 19555

Secretary: Allan D. Meckley (Brenda) R. 717-682-4416

723 North Fifth St., Denver, PA 17517 Almeckley9@gmail.com

Treasurer: Allan D. Meckley (Brenda) R. 717-682-4416

723 North Fifth St., Denver, PA 17517

HOSPITAL SERVICE - Meets quarterly

President: Paul W. Shaw (Donna) R. 610-965-6417

1600 Westview Dr., Coopersburg, PA 18036 C. 484-221-0548

Secretary: Carl J. Willis (Carol) R. 610-799-6853

3338 Fairland Dr., Schnecksville, PA 18078 cjwillis@ptd.net

Treasurer: Carl J. Willis (Carol) R. 610-799-6853

3338 Fairland Dr., Schnecksville, PA 18078

LANCASTER S.C. ORIENTAL BAND - Meets second Monday of the month

President: Mahlon E. Hariu, PP (Joanne) R. 717-287-2120

623 Garfield Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Secretary: Open Office

Treasurer: William P. Ulrich, PP R. 610-914-0284

1413 Fritztown Rd., Reinholds, PA 17569

Director: Jay M. Laser (Beverly) R. 717-898-1464

3100 Windsor Drive, Landisville, PA 17538

PAST MASTERS CLUB - Meets quarterly

President: Barry L. Weisser R. 610-780-9079

1091 Pottsville Pike, Shoemakersville, PA 19555

Secretary: Lee D. Brisan (Beverly) R. 610-562-3149

257 Schappell Rd., Hamburg, PA 19526 bbri101930@comcast.net

Treasurer: Dennis R. Snoke (Lou Ann) R. 610-779-3431

300 Spies Church Road, Reading, PA 19606

Director: L. Donald Loos, Jr. (Barbara) R. 610-678-1063

108 Daisy Court, Sinking Spring, PA 19608

TIN LIZZIES - Meets fourth Thursday of the month

President: Bruce E. Johnson (Sally) R. 610-759-4948

359 Georgetown Rd., Nazareth, PA 18064

Secretary: Sam Ellis (Kay) R. 610-252-9762

2409 Treeline Dr., Easton, PA 18040-7525 sellis4947@aol.com

Treasurer: Ronald E. Barron (Cheryl) R. 610-767-6454

1169 Riverview Dr., Walnutport, PA 18088

Director: Garrett M. Newhartz (Katelyn) R. 484-895-9362

514 Batts Switch Rd., Nazareth, PA 18064

CABIRI - Meets quarterly

President: Lawrence S. Bortz, III (Barbara) C. 610-780-0101

35 Liberty St., Reading, PA 19607

Sec/Treas: Gregory J. Lewis, PP (Joan) R. 610-670-2920

108 New York Ave., Sinking Spring, PA. 19608 glewis1080@verizon.net

RAJAH LADIES - Meets first Monday of month, no Jan. & Feb.

President: Open Office

Secretary: Darlene F. Staudt R. 610-926-5830

826 Shoey Rd., Mohrsville, PA 19541

Treasurer: Judy A. Yorty R. 717-274-2129

104 Green Acres Trailer Court, Lebanon, PA 17046

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Rajah Shrine 2018 Trip: Punta Cana –

Join Potentate Jared and Lady Kim Kichline on a 7-night stay in Punta Cana

PUNTA CANA From May 30 - June 6, 2018, experience paradise at the all-new and all-inclusive Dream

Dominicus La Romana in the town of Bayahibe on the Caribbean Sea.

- Round-trip air between Philadelphia and Punta Cana with transfers to the resort

- 7-Nights accommodation at the all-new and all-inclusive Dreams Dominicus La Romana

- 24-hour Unlimited Luxury room service, plus all included meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, snacks,

live entertainment, activities and more!

- Complimentary cocktail party hosted by Potentate Jared and Lady Kim Kichline

- Services of a professional Boscov’s Travel Escort (with a minimum of 30 full paying guests)

Rajah Shrine 2018 Trip: Salem, Massachusetts –

Join Potentate Jared and Lady Kim Kichline

on a Salem Witch Weekend motorcoach trip

SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

From October 4 - 7, 2018, explore the mystery of Salem and discovery a

city that is known for much more than witchcraft hysteria. You’ll have a

“ghostly” good time--if you dare!

- 3-Nights accommodations at the Best Western Plus North Shore with access to their hospitality room

- 5 meals, admission to multiple venues, and escorted motorcoach

- Highlights include an evening walking ghost tour; admission to the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Witch

Museum and an interactive reenactment of a witch trial; a tour of the House of Seven Gables--inspiration for

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel; a visit to the Salem Maritime National Historic Site; a Boston Duck Tour; a visit to

the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Boston; and more!

Call to reserve your trip today!

Boscov’s Travel, 800-782-5605 or 610-779-8640

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Roger C. Reis

LEHIGH SHRINE CLUB

From the Officers, Board of Directors and Members, we wish you and your families a happy,

healthy and prosperous 2018!

By the time you read this article, Mass Installation will have occurred and we will have a new

Potentate; Illustrious Sir Jared R. Kichline and his Lady Kim. We know our Shrine continues in

good hands and that we will all work with the Pote and his Lady to move forward into the future.

Thank you to Past Potentate Ill. Sir David W. Evans and his Lady Sarah for their busy year and

hard work on our behalf. Both Potentates are members of the Lehigh Shrine Club (shameless

plug for our Club)!

We held our Annual Raffle drawing at our regular dinner meeting on Wednesday, Nov 1. The

Potentate and Lady Sarah, as well as 24 Nobles and Ladies, enjoyed a great pork chop meal. We gave

away $1,200 in 15 drawings. This is a fund raiser for our Club and we are grateful to

everyone who purchased a ticket. Again, as unfortunately is becoming a tradition, none of my tickets were drawn.

I help with the drawings so, at least, if someone thinks I am cheating, they know I am doing a lousy job.

December 20 was our Christmas Party, which was well attended. Each Lady left with a poinsettia plant. A string quartet from

Parkland High School entertained us with traditional Christmas songs. It is always a treat to see young men and women dressed

up and playing such wonderful music. There were also a number of door prizes given out. It really was a nice event so close to

Christmas.

Our first meeting in 2018 was on January 3. Due to some bad weather, there were only 19 Nobles and Ladies present but they

included the Potentate, Chief Rabban, and their Ladies. There was an excellent meal of pot roast and potatoes, followed

by Boston cream pie. We welcomed our new President, Noble Earl Marlett, and presented him with his gavel, which the

Chief Rabban immediately swiped. We also had a memorial service for our four Nobles taken by the Black Camel in 2017.

Many thanks to Noble William A. Remo, Jr., P.P., for filling in as Acting President for 2017. He really stepped in when needed.

Remember to attend and support your Clubs and Units. Without an active membership, we will cease to exist!

RAJAH LADIES GROUP

The Rajah Ladies met at Chef Alan’s Restaurant the

first Monday in December. For their

Christmas celebration they threw

themselves an apron party. Lady

Barbara Maxwell led a discussion of

the history and characteristics of various

styles of aprons. The ladies brought

and modeled examples that illustrated

handwork from friends, relatives, and gifts

from foreign travels. Lady Joy Taglieber

modeled her dad’s painters apron complete

with his tools, and Ill. Sir Larry Bortz, PP modeled the new bib

apron that was the raffle prize of the day. We made merry, but also

designated a gift to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital for year end.

If you are a Rajah widow and would like to join us Monday

March 5, please contact treasurer Lady Judy Yorty at 717 274-2129.

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Lady Barbara

Maxwell

Rajah Ladies' Group: If you are the widow of a Shriner and have missed the

opportunity to visit with this group, please contact Judy Yorty, treasurer, at

(717) 274-2129. Luncheon meetings are held the first monday of each month

from March until January at Chef Alan's in West Reading.


Rajah Shrine 2018

Shirt Order Form

Nobles Shirt

Tri-Mountain Mens Grey pocket Polo Shirt

with name embroidered under Pote's Logo.

Small ($39) ____ / Med ($39) ____ / Large ($39) ____ / XL or XLT ($39) ____

2XL or 2XLT ($42) ____ / 3XL or 3XLT ($45) ____ / 4XL or 4XLT ($48) ____

5XL ($51) ____ / 6XL ($54) ____

Embroidered Name of Noble: ________________________________________

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Ladies Embroidered Shirt and Cardigan

Port Authority stretch V-neck Ladies Magenta Tee

Small ($16) ____ / Med ($16) ____ / Large ($16) ____

XL ($16) ____ / 2XL ($18) ____ / 3XL ($22) ____ / 4XL ($24) ____

Port Authority stretch Button Front Ladies Magenta Cardigan

Small ($24) ____ / Med ($24) ____ / Large ($24) ____

XL ($24) ____ / 2XL ($26) ____ / 3XL ($30) ____ / 4XL ($32) ____

Embroidered Ladies Name: _________ or check here for No Ladies Name: ____

Both Mens and Ladies shirts run true to size.

Please Indicate quantity ordered next to size, and Please circle mens Regular or Tall Size.

____ I will pick up my shirt(s) at the Rajah Shrine Office

____ Please mail my shirt(s) for an extra $6.50 per shirt

Total Amount Enclosed: $ ________________

Name: ___________________________________ Phone: _______________

Address: ________________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: ______ ZIP: ________

Mail completed form and check payable to Rajah Shrine:

P.O. Box 40, Blandon, PA. 19510 / Phone: 610-916-9000

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LEGION OF HONOR

Ahoy Nobles,

The Officers of Rajah L.O.H. would like to thank all who attended our annual Christmas Party with the

Caravaner’s and Clowns! I’m sure all had a great time. People were up dancing and having a ball!

Congratulations to our new Past Commander, Bryan Stoudt. He did a fine job. Our incoming Commander

for the third time is our own Santa Claus, William E. (Bill) Eveland, PC, and Lady Jackie. His elected staff

is: 1st Vice Commander Mike Quinn and Lady Ann, 2nd Vice Commander Clint Starkey and Lady Betty,

and our newest 3rd Vice Commander, Jim Cocuzza and Lady Cynthia. The Finance Officer is Ill. Sir Jere

Lesher, PP, PC, and Lady Susie. Adjutant is Dennis Hagan, PC, PMC, and Lady Kathy. Watch your mail

for a list of all the officers with phone numbers and addresses. This will be your officers guide for the year

Dennis Hagan 2018.

Commander Bill is going to do something completely different this year. His Commander’s Ball is going

to be a Hoe Down/Square Dance with professional square dance caller Legion Noble Ray Ayers! This is going to be quite an

evening so please plan on coming out to this affair! Get your best jeans & cowboy shirt, your boots or clod hoppers and come join

the fun! The Shindig will be held at the Inn At Reading. More info to follow but I did hear some of the vittles will be steak!

April 5-8 is the Mid Atlantic Shrine Assoc. Legions of Honor Spring Meeting in Harrisburg, PA. A special occasion for sure as

our own PC, Ill. Sir Bill Remo, Jr, PP, will be elevated to 1st Lt. Commander! M.A.S.A. L.O.H. is well represented by Rajah. PC,

PMC, Barry Weisser is the M.A.S.A. L.O.H. Adjutant and there are 5 living Past M.A.S.A. Commanders to represent our Shrine at

this event. Plus, many emeritus and interested Nobles and their Ladies.

DUES. Nobles, please don’t forget to get your dues in promptly. This money is used to get your mailings out and get you the

information for our Unit. Dues are due January 1st and must be paid by May or you will be suspended! Please take care of this

matter as soon as possible to avoid problems. Thank you.

July 21st is the Legion of Honor Family Picnic. This has grown to be quite the affair! Commander Bill has given the okay for

Barn Yard Bingo! I have Jakey the Amishman’s word the corn will be in, and there will be some nice fresh veggies in the cooler!

Yep, plenty of eggs too! So, mark your calendar for this one!

July 28, 2018 will be the VA Burger Burn up at the Lebanon VA Hospital. This has become very popular with our Nobles and

Legion Ladies & guests, making a nice picnic fare lunch for our shut-in veterans. It is held in conjunction with our Legion Brothers

from Zembo Shrine and their Legion Ladies. It is just a wonderful experience.

Last but not least we’d like to welcome our new Legion Nobles, Noble Harold “Bud” Kohl, Noble Dennis Little, Noble Dennis

Shaffer and Noble Raymond Kunkel to our Unit. Welcome Nobles.

ANNUAL MEETING

The installation of the 2018 Divan took place at the January 6 Annual Meeting. Illustrious Sir Ronald Rapp, PP, administered

the officers’ oaths and obligations. The honor of placing the Potentate’s Jewel and Fez on the new potentate, Illustrious Sir Jared

Kichline, fell to Illustrious Sir Edward Engle, PP, because he had originally appointed Noble Jared to the progressive line of Rajah

Shrine back in 2013.

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ATTENTION ALL NOBLES

STATED MEETING

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018

Please be advised that a stated meeting of the Nobility of the Rajah

Shriners will be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in the

Banquet Hall at the Rajah Shriners Complex, 221 Orchard Road,

Reading, Pa. 19605.

The business of the meeting will be to present to the body, discuss and vote, if

necessary, on the following items:

• To vote on candidates for creation, affiliation and restoration.

• Any other business that may lawfully come before the body.

Illustrious Sir Jared R. Kichline, Potentate

Attest: Joseph J. Hagan, Sr., Recorder

HOSPITAL SERVICES

The Hospital Service Unit had a great year. Meetings were held by Hospital Ambassador Paul Shaw and

were well attended and productive.

At the end of 2017, 137 hours of television programs from Shriners Hospitals and the Rajah Shrine

Chapter were seen over RCN Cable Networks in the greater Lehigh Valley area, Allentown (which is the

third largest city in Pennsylvania), Philadelphia, Delaware Valley, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston

and New York. Thanks to RCN management: Rick Geho, Station Manager; Dan Mowdy, host of RCN

Community Spotlight; and their excellent crew.

“What It Is To Be A Shriner” was seen on RCN Television for the first time. Past Potentate, David W.

Evans, and Lawrence W. Bortz, 2016 Potentate, presented an overall view, of what it is like to be a Shriner.

Bob Bainbridge Recorder Joseph J. Hagan, Sr., helped in the production.

Congratulations to Stephanie Byrwa, Public Relations Manager; John A. Swartz, Esq., Chairman of the

Board; and Terry Diamond, Product Development; for presenting an overall view of Shriners Hospitals

helping children.

Joy Young, P.R. Specialist from Shriners Hospitals, was invited for

the second time to RCN Studio and was well received. This is the firsttime

scoliosis was presented to RCN viewing audience. Joy presented

the 30-minute program in three segments. Scoliosis is an abnormal

curvature of the spine that can limit mobility and, some of the time,

contributes to more serious health problems. It affects 6-9 million people

in the U.S. and millions more worldwide. It is a progressive condition

diagnosed when children are rapidly growing between the ages of 10-

15 years of age. There is no known cause. It can go undetected, since

not all schools check children’s’ spines. Katheryn Salinas, P.R., Social

Media Specialist, was acknowledged for her detailed outline on what

Shriners Hospitals are doing to help children with scoliosis.

Ambassador Shaw and the Hospital Service Unit are looking forward

to the leadership of incoming Potentate Jared R. Kichline and Lady Kim

to take us into 2018 for another great year.

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Joy Young, PR specialist, Shriners Hospitals,

interviewed on RCN's Community Spotlight


Forks of the Delaware TIN LIZZIES

Happy New Year Nobles,

Congratulations to Illustrious Sir

Jared Kichline, the Divan and to all

appointed and elected officers for

2018. Best wishes for a successful and

productive year, and congratulations to

our club’s new president, Noble Bruce

Johnson. Bruce is a past president and

will do a terrific job in 2018. Thanks

also to outgoing president Henry Faust

Sam Ellis

who did an outstanding job leading the

club in 2016 and 2017

At our Christmas Dinner at the Northampton Community

Center in Northampton, Sam Ellis was named Tin Lizzie of the

Year, proof that you can fool some of the people some of the

time. Noble Ron Barron picked up a special fun award. Ron

was also chairman of this year’s event. Along with Ron and his

Lady Cheryl, many nobles and ladies contributed to the success

of the Christmas party. Thanks to Henry and Patricia Faust, Bruce

and Sally Johnson, Garrett and Katlyn Newhartz, Lee and Joyce

Marsh, and Sam and Kay Ellis. The food was great, and there were

lots of gifts, and good entertainment.

Another highlight of the Christmas dinner was the presentation

of a commemorative slate clock to Illustrious Sir Dave Evans and a

Christmas bouquet to Lady Sarah. It is our way of congratulating them

for a job well done.

The Officers and nobles of the Tin Lizzies are anticipating a busy

year with our Shoofly Pie baking project resuming this month. We

bake and sell an average of 400 to 500 pies every other week until

June and beginning again in the fall. We bake at St. Johns Church in

Farmersville and we’re always looking for volunteers to help. It’s a

fun morning and we even serve lunch. If you’re interested in getting

involved, contact Sam Ellis at 610-390-6188.

On a sad note we lost two valued members in January, Nobles

Myron Hahn and Leroy Kromis. They will be missed

LEBANON SHRINE CLUB

Ron Barron with special award in center of

picture with Garrett Newhart, Parade Director on

left and club president Henry Faust on right.

The club presented Illustrious Sir Dave

Evans with a slate clock that featured an

engraving of his Potentate Logo.

Many thanks to Ill. Sir Dave Evans and Lady Sarah for a great year. Rajah stays strong because of the

hard work of its leadership. Welcome to Ill. Sir Jared and Lady Kim. 2018 will be a year full of progress

and growth for sure. There had been a rumor that the Divan had been directed to grow beards so the

official family would look like ZZ Top, but the rumor proved to be false.

Lebanon County Shrine Club needs member support to attend its meetings. We are in danger of not

being able to hold meetings because only a handful of members are attending. Come out and support us

on the fourth Monday and bring your Lady. Contact Sec. John Bainbridge Jr. at 717-272-5466 and make

your reservations.

Dennis Royer

We are getting into Circus mode and selling ads. February will be our Circus Night meeting at Midway

Diner with the Circus Chairmen from Rajah and Zembo in attendance. Maybe some clowns will do some

clown stuff like wreck the place. It is always great to be a Shriner.

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Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

RAJAH CHANTERS

When we look back on 2017, the Rajah Chanters can point with pride to several of our accomplishments.

We had a successful 25th Annual Afternoon of Music; we competed at the Shrine Chanters Association

International at the Imperial Sessions in July, placing 2nd; we took top honors in both large group and small

group at the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association competition in Virginia Beach in Septemper; we entertained

hundreds of music lovers at several performances and participated in a few parades to the delight of

many people lining the streets, but, most of all, we sang for the children we support through the Shriners’

Hospitals for Children.

Yes, in many ways it was a most successful year! But, before we look ahead, we would like to thank our

immediate Past President, Ill. Sir Ed Engle, PP and his lady Ferne for their leadership and guidance in 2017.

As we go forward, we are happy to have a past president of the Chanters stepping up again to lead us

in two ways. Noble Bryan Hartman, who served as President a few years to take over the helm once again.

Bryan is also our lead music conductor. We know that he and Lady Melanie will once again make us proud to have them leading

our group. Melanie will do double duty, too, as on occasion she is our fill-in accompanist when Bruce Rohrbach is busy with work

or other duties.

The First Vice-President is Dave DeTurk, Second VP is Curtis Flitchner, Treasurer is Donald (Punky) Miller and Secretary is

Shel Rissinger. Also doing double duty is Dave DeTurk, serving as the Unit Director, too.

We are also proud to have two of our members serving in leadership capacities outside of Rajah. Noble Dan Heffelfinger is the

current President of the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Chanters Association and Ill. Sir Greg Lewis, PP is serving as Second Vice-President

of the Shrine Chanters International Association.

As you peruse your calendar for this year, please mark Sunday, April 15th as a very important day for again two reasons. Yes,

your income tax filing is due AND it will be the Rajah Chanters 26th Annual Afternoon of Music at Kutztown H. S. Auditorium

at 2 PM.

Having said all of that, 2018 promises to be a busy year for us and we are seeking new members to join us. If you love music

and have a desire to sing, please accept this as your invitation to join us at one of our rehearsals. We meet every Monday night at 7

at the Rajah Shrine Complex in the All-Purpose Room - no experience necessary.

MOTOR

CORP

Ill. Sir Dave

Evans, PP

Greetings from the

Motor Corps,

The Rajah Shrine Motor Corps is preparing

for their annual Horse Races on February 10th in

combination with the Rajah Shrine Oriental Band.

Tickets can be procured from either John Grumbein

or Bill Trusty. Looking further ahead, we can

always use more members for the 2018 parade

season. Please contact President Bill Trusty at 610-

777-7586 for more info.

ANGLERS

The Anglers Club completed 2017 with our

annual Christmas party that was well attended

with over 80 people. The entertainment was very

enjoyable. We had several awards presented.

Helmut Wicker received the first Anglers

100-million-dollar club award. We recognized the

ten anglers that accumulated the highest points

for this award. Marv Miller listed four candidates

Ron Szapacs and their qualifications for the Ryan Award. The

audience voted and Nick Smith was overwhelming

selected to receive the prestigous Ryan Award. Ruth Wicker was recognized

for her efforts over the past three years for scheduling anglers to work the

weekly Shrine bingo. Our Potentate, Dave Evans and his Lady Sara were

also recognized and received gifts from the Anglers.

A new event for 2018 - we are planning a fishing derby to be held at a

local lake. This event will be open to all Shriners. Stay tuned for details. The

fish fry will be held in August this year. We need more time to catch fish as

this event always has a great turn out.

The Anglers Club is excited with our new activities planned for 2018. We

wish the best year for our new Potentate Jared Kichline and the Divan. As

always, the Anglers will be available to help with all Rajah Shrine events.

We would also like to wish all the units and clubs a successful 2018.

To purchase sauerkraut, contact any Angler - $4.00 for a 2 lb. bag.

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IS FAST APPROACHING, SO GET THOSE TICKETS TURNED IN

PUT OUT FLYERS AND COUPONS, VOLUNTEER TO HELP

BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, ENJOY THE SHOW

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CIRCUS WITH A HUGE TURNOUT

MARCH 7TH –11TH, 2018

NOBLE RIDERS

Nobles,

Welcome to 2018. As with every new year that comes upon us, we find that we

keep improving and getting better at what we do. We expect that this year will be no

different and we are hard at it fine tuning our processes.

Thank you to our outgoing 2017 Potentate David Evans and his wonderful Lady

Sarah. You had an exciting and fast moving year and we really thank you for your

leadership. We look forward to seeing both of you back at the Noble Riders meetings

and our on our rides this season.

We wish a warm welcome to our 2018 Potentate, Jared R. Kichline and his lovely Lady Kim. Jared, of

course, is also a Noble Rider and we look forward to supporting his year. We hope the two of you can make

Richard Jessop some time to attend a few of our upcoming rides this year.

We are already well into our planning cycle for our 3rd Annual Poker Run on August 4, 2018. However

there is still a bit of snow outside the window at the moment. In the meantime, our plans are being secured for our Units 2nd annual

Cabin Fever winter covered dish social get together at our February 25 meeting.

This year will be no different for us than other years. It will be a busy one as I already count 37 dates on our calendar of activities.

These range from one- or two-day to weeklong events throughout the year. Whether supporting Shrine events locally or afar, we are

always up to the task of promoting membership and fundraising to support the children.

To all, have a fantastic 2018 and we look forward to seeing you out there.

Please remember, if you know any Nobles or any Brothers who ride, let them know of us as we are always looking for new

members. For any questions or membership applications, please contact Noble President, Thomas V. Conlon Sr. PP - tomtom1959@

aol.com (610.780.4020) or Noble CMO, Richard W. Jessop - richardjessop@hotmail.com (347.410.0177).

Remember, we are on Facebook so please like our page (and have your family and friends do so as well).

http://www.facebook.com/nobleridersofthemysticshrine.

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Rev. David

Newhart

THE CHAPLAIN’S STUDY

So here we are in the New Year and all things are now new!

Well, not exactly, but perhaps somewhat different. All things change, and we are part of a continuing

creation and so all things grow. All things must become different with the change in the world today.

I consider what has changed in our midst, like Good Shepherd Home in Allentown. That began as a

home for crippled children and it had forty to fifty permanent residents. I can remember driving by the

home in Allentown when many of those residents were set outside in their wheelchairs to watch the cars

drive by and they waved at those who honked their horns.

Today Good Shepherd has no permanent residents and does far more that tread crippled children. It has

become one of the finest rehabilitation hospitals in Pennsylvania. Good Shepherd had to adapt to the times

in which it was growing.

So, we too must adapt to the times in which we grow. Yet the lesson we have learned, to live with people

and to treat them with great care, is still important. Even though Good Shepherd has changed the style of its ministry, it still deals

with the people who need help.

We, too, are called to adapt to the world around us and still be our brother’s keeper and still help the helpless and those without

the money to care for themselves. So, we as Shriners continue to serve the children who have birth defects of their bodies and need

the medical treatment that we have continued to give so many children for so many years.

We continue to see the need and adapt to the changes in the kinds of diseases that affect the bodies of children and find new and

better ways of treating those problems.

Life Changes

The Shriners hospitals grow, and the number of patients

grow and our ability to serve them must also grow to meet the

continuing costs.

We have the great responsibility to see that children are returned

to a normal life and continue to function in a world always full of

change and new things.

May we continue to be a blessing to all through Shriner’s

Children’s Hospital.

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CARBON COUNTY

APRIL FOOL’S DAY GALA

The Carbon County Shrine Club is proud to present the 2nd

annual APRIL FOOL’S DAY Ladies Night Gala from 5-10 p.m.

on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Shrine Complex.

Bring your best joke, short story or tall tale and join the Carbon

County Shrine Club for an evening filled with fun & frivolity!

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. – Family style dinner at 5:00 p.m. –

Fool’s program 6:00 p.m. and dancing from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This is without a doubt the most fun and laughter you will

have in one evening. Prizes will be awarded for the “best” (as we

see fit for an April Fool’s Day event) outfit, hat, joke, short story

and tall tale. It’s best to bring your sense of humor or not come

at all.

Dress code is fun at all cost. Speaking of cost, tickets are $35

per person or $60 per couple. For tickets or information, call

Duane Dellecker at 610-417-2939.


Obituaries

RICHARD R. MILLER

Reading

DIED: NOVEMBER 24, 2017

HAROLD G. PEFFLEY

Reading

DIED: DECEMBER 18, 2017

RICHARD E. SAMSEL

Perkasie

DIED: DECEMBER 23, 2017

JOSEPH D. SCHINKEL

Orwigsburg

DIED: DECEMBER 10, 2017

CHRISTIAN E. SHERMAN

Elizabethtown

DIED: JANUARY 1, 2018

J. HAROLD SUMERS

Ephrata

DIED: DECEMBER 7, 2017

WILLIAM S. WEILER

Birdsboro

DIED: DECEMBER 28, 2017

Lost

In

The

Desert

The last known address in our

records is listed below. If anyone

knows the whereabouts of the

following Nobles, please contact

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr., Recorder or

Anne-Marie at the Administration

Office, 610-916-9000.

DONALD C. COOPER

1611 Olive Street

Coatesville Pa 19320

GILBERT L. DECK

135 Main Street

Womelsdorf Pa 19567

JOSEPH J. BANNON

Bethlehem

DIED: NOVEMBER 29, 2017

RICHARD C. BOND

Kempton

DIED: DECEMBER 23, 2017

CARL A. HENNE

New Holland

DIED: JANUARY 4, 2018

MARVIN E. HILL

Wernersville

DIED: JANUARY 11, 2018

OLIN C. KATZENMOYER

Myerstown

DIED: DECEMBER 26, 2017

LEROY A. KROMIS,

Allentown

DIED: January 11, 2018

THE GETTEL PRESS

“For ALL your Advertising Specialties and Promotional Products”

Pens - Key Chains - Calendars - Pocket Planners

Call us when ordering your event/banquet favors

PHONE: 717-933-8512 REHRERSBURG, PA 19550

“Family owned and operated for more than 70 years”

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Rajah Shrine

P.O. Box 40 , Blandon, PA 19510

Vol 75 Feb.-March 2018 No. 2

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Rajah S.C.

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Concert Band

Chanters

Provost Guard

Mounted Patrol

Tin Lizzies

Oriental Band

Motor Corps

Brandywine S.C.

Ladies Night

President’s

Day

Cedars

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Noble Riders Lebanon S.C. -

Membership

Circus Night

Mtg. - 6:30 PM

Chanters

Units/Clubs -

7:30 PM

Clowns

Cedars

North Penn S.C.

BINGO-

(Anglers)

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Board of

Oriental Band

Anglers

Lancaster S.C.

Carbon S.C.

Motor Corps &

Directors

Lehigh S.C.

Valentine Dance

Oriental Band

Directors Staff

Horse Races

Chanters

BINGO-

(Anglers)

Bethlehem S.C.

Cedars

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Motor Corps &

Lancaster O.B.

Carbon S.C.

String Band

Schuylkill S.C.

Oriental Band

Chanters

Memorial

Horse Races -

BINGO-

Breakfast

Dance Band

Snow Date

(Chanters)

LOH Exec &

Stated Meeting

Valentine’s Day

BINGO-

(Legion)

March 2018

S M T W T F S

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56th Annual

RAJAH SHRINE CIRCUS

March 7 to March 11

Wednesday, Mar. 7…………………………...7:00 PM

Thursday, Mar. 8………………………………..7:00 PM

Friday, Mar. 9…………………………………..…7:00 PM

Saturday, Mar. 10……………10:00 AM, 3:00 & 7:30 PM

Sunday, Mar. 11………………………1:00 & 5:30 PM

Rajah

Bulletin

Board

Office Closed

March 30

Spring MASA

April 26-28

FEBRUARY 2018

BINGO EVERY

THURSDAY NIGHT

M

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Circus

Hamburg Fieldhouse

March 7-11

Good Friday

Breakfast

March 30

Stated Meeting

April 18

2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3

February 2018

April 2018

S M T W T F S S M T W T F S

Rajah S.C.

Daylight Savings Time

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BINGO-

(Anglers)

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Board of

Oriental Band Cedars Lancaster S.C.

Directors

BINGO - (Anglers)

Directors Staff

Chanters

Circus at Hamburg - Pote's Call

Rajah Ladies

Wed., Thurs. Fri. - Showtime at 7 PM

Bethlehem S.C.

Sat. - Showtimes at 10 AM, 3 PM & 7:30 PM

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Circus at

Hamburg

Lancaster OB

LOH Exec &

Anglers

Schuylkill SC

Showtimes:

Chanters

Stated

Mounted Patrol

Ladies’ Night

1 & 5:30 PM Dance Band Carbon S.C.

BINGO-

String Band

(Chanters)

Concert Band

Spring Forward to

St. Patrick’s

Day

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Chanters

Provost Guard

Gun Club

Tin Lizzies

Past Masters

Lehigh S.C.

Motor Corps

Brandywine S.C.

Hospital Service

Club

Ladies Night

11 AM Complex

BINGO-

Cedars

(Legion)

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Noble Riders

Lebanon S.C.

Hospital Crusade

Good Friday

Concert Band

Chanters

Kick-off Picnic

BINGO-

Breakfast -

- 6 PM

(Lehigh)

8 AM - Complex

Clowns

Units/Clubs -

7:30 PM

OFFICE CLOSED

Cedars

North Penn S.C.

Good Friday

MARCH 2018

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