RajahNews, February 2020

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HOOKED ON

2020

MARVIN J. MILLER, POTENTATE

HELPING KIDS

Vol. 78 February-March 2020 No. 2

The 58th Annual

Rajah Shrine Circus

COLOSSAL!

STUPENDOUS!

A Show for the Whole family!


Illustrious Sir Marvin J. Miller

Marvin was born on May 9, 1938 in Lehighton, PA, the oldest

of three children. He and his wife of 62 years, Marie,

reside in East Penn Township, Carbon County. They

have three children, Gregory T. Miller, Michael J.

Miller (deceased) and Cynthia M. Gingras and three

grandchildren.

He is a retired teacher from the Northern Lehigh

School District, where he taught Mathematics and

World Cultures for over 37 years. After his retirement,

he remained active in the education community

through retiree groups and several sports organizations.

Marvin is a member of Slatington Lodge #440 F. & A. M., Slatington, PA; Royal Arch

Lodge of Slatington and Lehigh Consistory, Valley of Allentown, A.A.S.R. As a member

of Rajah Shrine, he is a past president of the Angler’s Club and was appointed to the

progressive line of officers in 2014. He is also a member of the Order of Quetzalcoatl,

Apato Teocalli #63, Reading. As a member of the Rajah Shrine Board of Directors, Marvin

also serves on several committees and is a representative to the

International Imperial Shrine convention and the Middle

Atlantic Shrine Association.

Marvin’s other community activities included

President and chief negotiator of Northern

Lehigh Teachers Union; National

Education Association;

Pennsylvania State

Education Association

(PSEA) – State and

Lehigh County

Chapters, Pennsylvania

Association of School

Retirees (PASR) – State

and Lehigh County

Chapters.

HOOKED ON

2020

MARVIN J. MILLER, POTENTATE

HELPING KIDS

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The Potentate’s Message

Es Selamu Aleikum

I am honored by the confidence and trust you have placed in me by electing me to

Nobles, Ladies and Friends:

serve as your Potentate for the year 2020.

It is my belief that our growth and strength comes from within our Temple, and so

I challenge you to step up your efforts to attract new members. It is also very important

to enlighten our new members of the opportunities available to them at our temple.

Encourage them to attend some of the many Rajah events open to them.

Some events to keep in mind will be coming up soon. In March, from the 4th

to the 8th, we have the Shrine Circus at the Hamburg field house. Remember the

circus is a Pote’s call. On April 18th we will have the Potentate’s Ball to be held at the

DoubleTree at Reading.

My Lady Marie and I are anticipating a great year. We look forward to working and

socializing with our members at many of our events.

HOOKED ON

2020

MARVIN J. MILLER, POTENTATE

HELPING KIDS

Let’s all get Hooked on helping kids.

Yours in the Faith,

Marvin J. Miller

ALIEKUM ES SELAM Attest: Les A. Werley, Recorder

Contents

NOTICE - NOTICE

THE RAJAH SHRINE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON:

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020

IN OBSERVANCE OF GOOD FRIDAY

PGA Shriners Hospitals For Children Open..............................5

Annual Meeting..........................................................................6

2020 Divan.................................................................................7

Provost Guard.........................................................................7

Mass Installation.....................................................................8

Concert Band..........................................................................9

Hospital Services................................................................... 9

ALIEKUM ES SELAM

Testimonial............................................................................10

Attest:

Anglers..................................................................................10

Joe Hagan

Legion Recorder Of Honor...................................................................11

Ceremonial............................................................................12

2020 Directory................................................................ 13-16

THANK YOU - RAJAH SHRINE OFFICE

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.

In This Issue

Caravaners ............................................................................17

Oriental Band........................................................................18

String Band...........................................................................18

T-shirt Order Form................................................................19

Pote’s Trip Registration........................................................20

Forks Of The Delaware Tin Lizzies .....................................21

Pote’s Ball Registration........................................................22

Lehigh Shrine Club...............................................................26

Chanters................................................................................26

Rajah Shriners Moving Up......................................................28

Lebanon Shrine Club ...........................................................28

The Chaplain’s Study............................................................30

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RAJAH SHRINE

RAJAH SHRINE

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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

E-mail: Email: magazine@rajahshrine.org

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

Carl Frey, William Quinn,

Barry Weisser 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, 2020

NO EXCEPTIONS

E-mail or Mail your article

to Sam Ellis (Address Above)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ILLUSTRIOUS SIR

MARVIN J. MILLER

POTENTATE

KRAIG W. LEIBY

CHIEF RABBAN

JOSEPH J. HAGAN, SR.

ASSISTANT RABBAN

DUANE A. DELLECKER

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET

DONALD G. HEIMBECKER

ORIENTAL GUIDE

RONALD F. RAPP, P.P.

TREASURER

LES A. WERLEY.

RECORDER

LES A. WERLEY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

INSURANCE COMMITTEE

Every Thursday Evening at the Rajah Shrine Complex

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

Open To The Public • Smoke Free • Refreshments Available for Purchase

Proceeds Every benefit Thursday Rajah Shrine Evening and are at the not Rajah deductible Shrine as charitable Complexdonations.

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

• Open RAJAH To The TEMPLE Public • BUDGET Smoke Free 2020•

Revenue Accounts

• Refreshments Available

4000-4089

for Purchase •

$385,700.00

Proceeds benefit Rajah Shrine and

are not deductible as charitable donations.

Fund Raising Accounts 4400-4599 $204,000.00

Other Revenue 4600-4799 $ 1,500.00

TOTAL REVENUE $591,200.00

Expenses

Imperial Council Accounts 6000-6099 $ 90,000.00

Administrative 6100-6399 $188,000.00

Building Operations 6500-6699 $226,000.00

Business Sessions ,Ceremonials 6700-6999 $ 8,500.00

Social Activities ,Entertainment 7000-7199 $ 7,000.00

Visitations & Pilgrimage 7200-7399 $ 35,000.00

Promotion & Publicity 7400-7599 $ 36,000.00

Unit & Club Expenses 7600-7899 $ 175.00

Donations to Fraternal Groups 7900-7949 $ 175.00

Members Relations 7950-7969 $ 175.00

Donations to Charities 7990-7999 $ 175.00

TOTAL EXPENSES $591,200.00

Summary

Excess of Revenue over Expenses $ 0

CEREMONIALS

Mini-Ceremonials shall be at the discretion

Potentate. To schedule, please contact the recorder at

610-916-9000.


Kenny with Kenny Sr. a 50 year

Rajah Shriner

Rhonda works on the Golf Cart Committee. She is at the

golf course every morning at 5:30 to begin the job of signing out the carts to the

many other volunteers for their committee’s use each day. On Monday after the

tournament is over, she also helps gather all the carts to stage them for removal

from the course.

Kenny noted that “It’s mind boggling to see all that happens in preparation

for and the carrying out of this tournament and so great to see the worldwide

exposure Shriners Hospitals for Children receives.”

As a side note, his parents, Kenny Sr and Shirley, flew out and helped represent

Rajah, too.

By the way Kevin Na won this year’s tournament in a play off with Patrick

Cantlay. He set a course record in winning. And it’s the second time he has won

this event, having taken home the trophy in the 2017.

RAJAH SHRINERS SUPPORTING

PGA SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR

CHILDREN OPEN

Each October Kenny and Rhonda Herring represent Rajah Temple as volunteers at

the PGA Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament at the TPC Summerlin

Golf Course in Las Vegas.

Kenny works with the Transportation Committee which is responsible for greeting

the PGA players at the airport and getting each player to their assigned courtesy car

as well as meeting and transporting patient ambassadors, their families and Shrine

dignitaries from the airport to their hotels. Once everyone is in town, the transportation

group continues to provide hotel ,course ,airport services as needed for all involved.

“It’s exciting meeting all the top name PGA golfers” said Kenny, “but I really enjoy

greeting and talking to all the Patient Ambassadors and their families. They’re all so

thankful for and excited about Shriners Hospitals. Their upbeat attitudes and positive

outlooks, despite what they’ve gone and are going through, is really inspiring.” And

they’re so excited for the opportunity to represent their hospital at the tournament. For

some it’s not only their first time to

Las Vegas but their first time on a

plane.”

Rhonda and Kenny Herring pause for

a photo near the 18th hole during the

golf tournament.

PHILADELPHIA SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN

RECEIVES LARGE DONATION

Ron Strohl

Ron Strohl, President of the Calvin A. King and Jean C. King Charitable Foundation,

recently presented a most generous check for $125,000 to the Philadelphia Shriners Hospitals

for Children. Ron is a Rajah Shriner and remarked during the presentation that he believes

strongly in the mission of Shriners Hospitals.

In thanking Ron, Terry Diamond, Director of Development, said that “the Foundation’s

gift was most appreciated and will make a significant and positive impact on the improved

function, health and well-being of may infants, children and teens that come to our hospital.

The generosity of donors is what enables Shriners Hospitals for Children to deliver lifechanging

medical care without placing the burden on the families of our children.”

The Calvin A. King and Jean C. King Charitable Foundation was established in 2011

for the primary purpose of helping accounting students in Tennessee become CPAs and

providing for patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia and Building

Homes for Heroes.

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Rajah Shrine

ANNUAL MEETING

January 8, 2020

Photography by Bill Quinn

Ronald Rapp, PP, administered

the oath of office to the elected Divan

Son and Chief Aide Greg Miller places

the Potentate’s Fez on his father and new

potentate Marvin Miller

2019 Potentate Mike Zerbe

places the Jewel of Office on Ill. Sir

2020 Potentate Marvin Miller

addresses the membership

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 4TH – 8TH, 2020

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2020 Divan

Ronald F. Rapp, P.P. , Treasurer; Duane A. Dellecker, High Priest & Prophet; Kraig W. Leiby, Chief Rabban; Marvin J. Miller,

Potentate; Joesph J. Hagan Sr., Assistant Rabban; Donald G. Heimbecker, Oriental Guide; Les A. Werley, Recorder

FIRST CEREMONIAL MASTER

The Illustrious Sir Marv Miller, has appointed Ronald L. Szapacs of Slatington to the

progressive line of officers in the postion of First Ceremonial Master.

Ron is a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School and Spring Garden Institute. Following a

long and industrius career in the Vehicle Maintantce Department of Air Porducts & Chemicals,

Inc., Allentown, Ron remained active in various other rolls in support of vehicle maintenace and

training. He also worked part-time as an engine tuner on the NASCAR circuit for over 18 years.

Ron has been a member of Slatington Lodge #440, F. & A. M., Slatington, PA since March,

2013 and became a member of Ralah Shrine in October, 2013.

As a member of Rajah Shrine, he has been involved with the Anglers Fisherman’s Club,

having served as Presdient. Ron and his wife, Lois have been married for over 50 years and have

two children, Rebecca and Andrew.

Ronald L. Szapacs

Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

very important dates on your calendar.

PROVOST GUARD

Goodbye, 2019 – Hello, 2020.

It’s a new year and a new attitude as your Provost Guard pushes forward into another year. Back as

our President is Bob Himes; Jon Schneider will remain as our First Vice-President; however, we have a

new Second V-P, coming out of the bull pen is none other than Illustrious Sir Jared Kichline, P.P. to hold

down that very important position. Remaining as Treasurer is Tarzan Hall and re-elected Secretary is Mike

Quinn.

We have already set up two dates again this year for the famous Provost Guard All you can eat spaghetti

dinners, first, Saturday June 6th and Saturday, October 10th. We’ll be serving from 3 – 7 each of those

days with a full dinner for everyone to enjoy and again we’ll have plenty of those delicious home-made

desserts to top off your spaghetti dinner. More details will be forthcoming, but for now please mark those

As we look ahead we have already consented to helping at several of the events and functions of Rajah Shrine in 2020 and we

look forward to working alongside our Illustrious Sir Marv Miller and his Divan as he has a fun filled year planned for all of us to

enjoy.

One of the highlights of the year is the Circus, which is just around the corner and we will be on hand to assist our guests as they

park their vehicles at the Hamburg Field House. But we also need your cooperation by encouraging our members and their ladies

to carpool when coming to work at the circus. We expect a large crowd and if the weather holds out, a record number of visitors.

If you would like to be a part of our fun-loving Provost Guard, please let one of the officers know, or better yet, stop at one of

our monthly meetings on the third Tuesday at 7 PM in the All-Purpose Room at the Rajah Shrine Complex.

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Rajah Shrine

Mass Installation

Rajah Shrine Potentate for 2020

January 11, 2020

Ill. Sir Marvin J. Miller and Lady Marie

Chief Rabban Kraig W. Leiby

& Lady Janet

Assistant Rabban Joseph A.

Hagan & Lady Joyce

High Priest & Prophet

Duane A. Dellecker and

Lady Barbara

Oriental Guide

Donald G. Heimbecker &

Lady Carol

Treasurer Ronald F. Rapp, P.P.

& Lady Kathy Klee

Recorder Les A. Werley

& Lady Jane

Ill. Sir Marvin Miller delivering his inaugural

address. His seal was designed by Sharon

Miller, his daughter-in-law.

Greg Lewis, P.P. was host for the

afternoon.

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Meet the Potentate’s Aides for 2020, L-R Bryan Stoudt, Nicholas Smith, Erich Pfahl, Richard Snell,

David “TJ”Teter, Chief Aide Gregory Miller, Harold Kohl, Helmut Wicker, Dale Ott, Carl “Mic” Frey


Bryan Snyder

Getting Hooked on Helping Kids

You may recognize 16-year-old Alec from the

various commercials for Shriners Hospitals for Children

that have aired nationally. Alec, a patient of Shriners

Hospitals for Children — Chicago, has become a popular

television star, been interviewed on numerous national

news and talk shows, and has captured the hearts of

many with his adorable smile and charming personality.

“Without Shriners Hospitals for Children, I wouldn’t be

able to dream as big as I do,” said Alec. “I know anything is possible because the

staff remind me all the time that I can do whatever I set my mind to. I live a full life

because of Shriners Hospitals.”

Alec

Madelyn and Cristian,

Hospital Ambassadors

CONCERT BAND

Kaleb

Another Shriners’ commercial star, Kaleb Wolf De Melo, is a nine-year-old boy who

has had over 200 bone fractures since he was born. Kaleb was diagnosed with Brittle Bone

Disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) and regularly receives treatment at the Shriners Hospital

in Montreal.

Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children selects two National Patient Ambassadors to

represent the health care system’s patients. These ambassadors spend the year sharing their

stories of perseverance in the face of adversity, and the ways Shriners Hospitals for Children

has made a dramatic difference in their lives. The two new ambassadors for the 2019-2020

year are Madelyn and Cristian. Madelyn, now 19, was born 10 weeks early. Doctors told her

parents that she was beautiful, healthy, tiny – and was born without her left arm. Cristian,

who is now 18, was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. In his first two weeks of life,

Cristian had two surgeries and went on to have nearly a dozen more. Cristian faced several

of the same challenges of many other patients with spina bifida, including gastrointestinal system and

balance difficulties, as well as complications from various surgeries. Cristian and Madelyn have been

congratulated and thanked for their willingness to represent Shriners Hospitals for Children and for

sharing their stories.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty

care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our health care system provides advanced

care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

2020 is a visionary year! You will see how easy it is to volunteer and to get “Hooked on Helping

Kids” for Shriners Hospital. On behalf of the Concert Band, we wish to extend best wishes to Potentate

Marvin Miller and Lady Marie for their continued success promoting Rajah.

Walter Lamm

HOSPITAL SERVICES

We welcome a new year and more opportunities to serve the Shrine Hospital and the children receiving

treatment there. It is a rewarding experience to transport these children who, despite their infirmities,

maintain a happy and cheerful disposition. It has, for me, been very enjoyable.

We have a new slate of officers this year. A hearty thank you and best regards to our outgoing president

Noble Carl Willis, who stepped in to fill the void left by our departed Noble Denny Hagan.

If anyone is interested in joining our mission in transporting children patients to the Shrine Hospital,

please contact one of our officers.

OFFICERS FOR 2020

President: Eric Kissinger 484 515-9529 erickiss227@gmail.com

1st Vice Pres: Barry Weisser 610 780-9079 poppy3x1@yahoo.com

2nd Vice Pres: Kenneth Flynn 610 670-2021 kvfslf@verizon.net

Sec ,Treas: Walter Lamm 484 358-7568

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Rajah Shrine Testimonial Dinner

The theme of the event is to roast and toast the potentate. The following presenters did just that.

Duane & Barbara Dellecker, Bill Trusty-Motor Corp, Bruce & Belinda Stoudt, Marvin & Marie Miller, Terry Hulsizer & Ruth

Ann Seyler, Kraig & Janet Leiby, Carl & Beth Frey, Don & Carol Heimbecker, Dennis & Karen Guignet, Jared & Kim Kichline,

Larry Bortz, P.P. & Barbara Maxwell, Ron Rapp, P.P., Les Werley & the 2019 Potentate Aides. Carl Hinderer hosted the event.

Photography by Bill Quinn and Sam Ellis

Jared & Kim Kichline gave foot & hand

warmers “because Susie’s hands & feet

are always cold.”

Ron Rapp, P.P., was tired of wearing a Phillies

jersey all year so he gave Ill. Sir a Cardinals shirt,

the team he follows.

Mic & Beth Frey created a photo montage

of “special moments”

The Aides presented Ill. Sir with an engraved

wooden Fez case

Dick Snell

ANGLERS

As I write this letter, we have come to the end of another year of fun trips and great fellowship. This

being my last letter as president, I am happy to turn the reins over to Mike Artim, who has some new

and fresh ideas for the coming year. I hope the members will show him the support that you have shown

presidents in the past.

If you missed our Christmas party you missed some great entertainment; Sean Reilly was excellent

singing and giving a history of late great Frank Sinatra. He not only sang his songs but told the stories of

how the songs came into being. Our catered meal was delicious and again we had fun with our door prizes.

A special thank you to those who helped set up for the dinner and to those who brought the door prizes.

We had a great turnout for the ceremonial and congratulations to the newly inducted Shrine members. As

you read this, we most likely will have had the mass installation and one of our own, Marv Miller, will be the Potentate for 2020.

With many in the club acting as aides it should be a very busy but fun year!!

Our commitments for the year

remain the same with bingo and

sauerkraut being the main fund raisers.

With your help we were able donate

$5,000 equally between the hospital

and transportation funds. After all, it is

the kids that this is all about.

Happy New Year to all of you and

may you have a blessed and safe year

ahead.

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Larry Bortz, P.P. and Barbara Maxwell

presented an inscribed wooden mug

Duane & Barbara Dellecker gave matching

“I survived the Hurricane” shirts


LEGION OF

HONOR

Congratulations to our newly

elected Potentate, Marvin Miller,

and the members of his Divan.

New to the Divan line is Donald

Heimbecker as Oriental Guide and

our very own Past Commander

and Shrine Recorder, Joe Hagan,

Jere Lesher, as Assistant Rabban. And, of course,

congratulations to our own LOH

PP Commander, Clint Starkey and his

line of officers. New to our line is Ray Ayers as 3rd Vice

Commander.

We sincerely wish all those officers and the newly elected

officers of all Clubs and Units a very successful 2020.

Our Christmas party was held on December 22 and was

attended by about 75 people consisting of Nobles and their

Ladies from the Legion, Caravaners and Clowns. Santa was

quite generous and everyone had a good time.

The next major event is the 58th Rajah Shrine Circus on

March 4th thru the 8th. Help is always appreciated so contact

the office if you think you may be available.

We Have A Winner

Congratulations to

Beth Frey

for winning the raffle

for the Masonic

Grandfather clock.

Beth’s name was

picked at the

Mass Installation on

January 11th.

She was surprised

to win and said she

already has a spot

in the

house

picked

out

for it.

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Rajah Temple’s

Five Hundred and Tenth Ceremonial

This year’s class named in honor of Noble Jon. A Swartz, Esq.

Dramatic Director – Bruce Rohrbach Ceremonial Director – Marvin Miller

Photography by Sam Ellis and Bill Quinn

High Priest & Prophet

played by Laszlo Toth

Dennis Royer as Assistant Rabban

instructing the candidates

2nd Ceremonial

Master was Kraig

Leiby

Robert Shank, PP played the

Potentate

1st Ceremonial Master was

Duane Dellecker

Ceremonial music played by the Oriental Band, John Grumbein Director

Bruce Dengler was

the Oriental Guide

Chief Rabban played by

Gerald Berger

Mark Gall gave the

Inspired Charge

The Potentate addresses the candidates

within the Temple

The Shriners Creed given by

Don Heimbecker

Honoree Jon Swartz speaking

to the class

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Cast not pictured: Marshal – Dick Snell • Orator - Mike Quinn

2nd Alchemist – Ron Szapacs

Slave to the High Priest – Ryan Kehm

Messenger - Wayne Grumbein • Flag Oration ,The Fez – Greg Lewis

Chaplin – Reverend David Newhart • Choir - Rajah Chanters

Prompters – Ron Rapp, PP & Jere Lesher, PP

Organist – Harold Kremser • Choir – Chanters

Stage Crew – Directors Staff • Wardrobe – Lehigh Shrine Club

Make-up – Clowns • Ceremonial Guard – Legion Of Honor

Ushers – Hospital Services

Chet Burkert was presented his 50

year certificate by Ill. Sir Mike Zerbe


RAJAH SHRINE ELECTED DIVAN - 2020

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

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

www.facebook.com/rajahshriners

POTENTATE

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

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

CHIEF RABBAN

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

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

ASSISTANT RABBAN

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

515 S. Walnut Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508 C. 610-587-4736

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET

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

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

ORIENTAL GUIDE

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

2703 John Street, Easton, PA 18042

TREASURER

Ronald F. Rapp, PP R. 610-916-2465

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

C. 484-637-6717

RECORDER

Les A. Werley (Jane) O. 610-916-9000

6 Jane Drive C. 610-914-2824

Hamburg, PA 19526

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES TO IMPERIAL COUNCIL – 2020

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

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

515 S. Walnut Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508 C. 610-587-4736

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

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

ELECTED EMERITUS OFFICERS - 2020

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)

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)

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

CPA Emeritus - Prem N. Puri (Asha)

Fraternal Endowment Fund Chairman Emeritus – L. Donald Loos (Barbara)

Recorder Emeritus – Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. (Joyce)

Assistant Parade Marshal Emeritus – D. David Turner (Joan)

APPOINTED DIVAN – 2020

First Ceremonial Master

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

7823 Rextown Rd., Slatington, PA 18080

Second Ceremonial Master

OPEN OFFICE

APPOINTED TRUSTEES – 2020

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

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

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

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

POTENTATE’S APPOINTMENTS – 2020

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

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 – Terrance L. Swingholm (Harvene) R. 717-866-4705

421 Royers Road, Myerstown, PA 17067 C. 717-926-1486

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

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

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

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

Membership Chairman – Duane A. Dellecker (Barbara) C. 610-417-2939

Public Relations Chairman – Gregory J. Lewis, PP (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) C. 610-781-0898

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

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

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

Asst. Parade Marshal – Erich K. Pfahl (Mellissa) C. 484-824-2586

Pilgrimage – Ronald F. Rapp PP C. 484-637-6717

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

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

POTENTATE’S CEREMONIAL APPOINTMENTS – 2020

Dramatic Director – Bruce D. Rohrbach (Elizabeth)

Ceremonial Director – Kraig W. Leiby (Janet)

POTENTATE’S PERSONAL AIDES – 2020

Chief Aide

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

8867 N. Loop Rd., Slatington, PA 18080

Aides

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

497 Grove Rd., Mohrsville, PA 19541

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

44 Bethany Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522

Dale H. Ott (Mary) C. 610-360-3030

76 Maple Dr., Lehighton, PA 18235

Erich K. Pfahl (Mellissa) C. 484-824-2586

105 Blackwood Dr., Reading, PA 19606

Nicholas A. Smith (Diane) C. 610-462-1038

214 2nd St., Walnutport, PA 18088

Richard M. Snell (Barbara) C. 610-217-1595

320 Harvard Ave., Palmerton, PA 19071

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

205 Lake Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522

David “DJ” Teter (Lori) C. 570-640-4329

91 W. Catawissa St., New Ringgold, PA 17960

Helmut Wicker (Ruthie) R. 610-799-3944

4742 Coplay Creek Rd., Schnecksville, PA 18078

PHILADELPHIA SHRINERS HOSPITAL BOARD MEMBERS

Hospital Board Member

Jon A. Swartz, Esq

Hospital Associate Board Member

James Atkins, Jr. (Renee)

Hospital Board Member Emeritus

George Skaff, DDS (Jamila)

MASA ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

Ronald R. Klee, P.P. – MASA Secretary-Treasurer & Past President

Dennis C. Loch – Colonel MASA Provosts Guard

Jared R. Kichline, P.P. – First Lieutenant MASA Provosts Guard

David R. DeTurk – First Vice President MASA Chanters

Donald G. Heimbecker – President of MASA Oriental Band

Dennis B. Guignet, Sr. – Third Vice President MASA Oriental Band

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

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

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OFFICER

Bruce D. Rohrbach – First Vice President Shrine Chanters Association Int’l

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LIVING PAST POTENTATES OF RAJAH SHRINE - 2020

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

1979 John B. Bozette, Jr. (Edna Marie) C. 325-634-1466

1980 Earl W. Binder (Amy) C. 484-357-7294

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

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

1989 Ronald F. Rapp C. 484-637-6717

1992 LeRoy D. Cressy R. 610-507-9097

1993 Walter A. Wagner C. 484-554-1777

1996 Lawrence L. Hafer (Elaine) C. 610-587-3399

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

1999 James A. Male, Sr. (Ruthmary) C. 484-456-8228

2001 Gregory J. Lewis (Joan) R. 610-223-3857

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

2006 Jere C. Lesher (Susie) C. 484-433-3545

2007 Laszlo Toth (Maria) C. 484-515-0365

2008 Robert E. Shank (Tess) C. 717-333-3467

2010 Clyde R. Geist (Angie) C. 484-553-2100

2011 Ronald R. Klee, Jr. (Kathy) C. 610-781-0898

2012 William A. Remo, Jr. (Gail) C. 610-216-7772

2013 Edwin L. Engle (Ferne) C. 717-381-6755

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

2015 Glenn T. Sattizahn, Jr. (Janet) C. 570-581-1037

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

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

2018 Jared R. Kichline (Kim) C. 570-656-4422

2019 Michael J. Zerbe (Susie) C. 484-388-1718

LIAISON ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2020

Units Day Liaison Officer Liaison Aide

Antique Car Club Various Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. L. Brisan

Arab Patrol Various Divan F. Einsel

Chanters Mondays 7 PM Duane A. Dellecker S. Rissinger

Clowns 4th Monday 7 PM Kraig W. Leiby D. DeTurk

Concert Band 2nd & 4th Sun. 1 PM Ronald L. Szapacs W. Grace

Directors Staff 1st Monday 8 PM Kraig W. Leiby C. Solarek

Gun Club Quarterly 7 PM Duane A. Dellecker J. Franco

Legion of Honor 2nd Tuesday 7 PM Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. B. Weisser

Motor Corps 3rd Monday 7 PM Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. W. Trusty

Mounted Patrol 3rd Wednesday 7 PM Donald G. Heimbecker T. Hall

Noble Riders 4th Sunday time varies Duane A. Dellecker J. Smith

Oriental Band 1st Tuesday 7 PM Ronald L. Szapacs J. Grumbein

Provost Guard 3rd Tuesday 7 PM Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. M. Quinn

String Band 2nd Wednesday 8 PM Kraig W. Leiby T. Dietrich

SHRINE CLUBS

Bethlehem 1st Monday 7 PM Donald G. Heimbecker G. Newhartz

Brandywine 3rd Tuesday 7 PM Donald G. Heimbecker D. Lynn

Carbon 2nd Tuesday 7 PM Ronald L. Szapacs M. Hopstock

Lancaster 2nd Thursday 7 PM Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. W. Brandt

Lebanon 4th Monday 7 PM Ronald L. Szapacs D. Royer

Lehigh 1st Wednesday 7 PM Donald G. Heimbecker E. Marlatt

North Penn 4th Wednesday 7 PM Ronald L. Szapacs C. Wahl

Rajah 1st Friday 5:30 PM Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. S. Higgins

Schuylkill 4th Tuesday 7 PM Duane A. Dellecker G. Sattizahn, PP

CLUBS

Anglers 1st Wednesday 7 PM Kraig W. Leiby J. Pavlick

Caravaners Weekends 10 AM Kraig W. Leiby W. Lamm

Golf Club Varies (Summers) Duane A. Dellecker A. Meckley

Hospital Service Quarterly 11 AM Kraig W. Leiby W. Lamm

Past Masters Quarterly Duane A. Dellecker L. Brisan

Tin Lizzies 4th Thursday 7 PM Donald G. Heimbecker S. Ellis

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

Units & Clubs

Committee 4th Wed. 7:30 PM Divan T. Hall

Cabiri Quarterly 6 PM Divan

BUDGET COMMITTEE

Marvin J. Miller Board of Directors Ronald F. Rapp, PP

PROTOCOL & PROCEDURE

Les A. Werley

CIRCUS COMMITTEE DIRECTORS

Ronald R. Klee, PP, Chairman

Kraig W. Leiby, Co-Chairman

Gregory J. Lewis, PP William A. Remo, PP David W. Evans, PP

James A. Garrett Dennis R. Snoke Sam Ellis

Michael J. Quinn Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. Dennis G. Royer

Duane A. Dellecker Ronald L. Szapacs Donald G. Heimbecker

CIRCUS FINANCIAL COMMITTEE

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

Les A. Werley

Kraig W. Leiby

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 Jay M. Laser

Lebanon Area

Dennis G. Royer

Lehigh Valley

Sam Ellis

North Penn Area

James Atkins

Reading Area

Samuel L. Beam

Schuylkill County Norman F. Lengel

Plaque Program Chairman Shane R. Paisley

FEZ COMMITTEE

Les A. Werley, Chairman Christopher M. Gibson

FRATERNAL ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE

Jon A. Swartz, Esq., Chairman

Zachary A. Morey, Esq William A. Remo, Jr., PP Donald G. Heimbecker

GOLF COMMITTEE

Joel M. Franco, Chairman

Ronald F. Rapp, P.P. Marvin G. Speicher Gary D. Brown

Terry L. Hulsizer

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, Honorary Chairman

Region 10 Membership Director

Duane A. Dellecker, Chairman

Kraig W. Leiby David R. Deturk Ronald F. Rapp, PP

Dennis R. Snoke Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. David W. Evans, PP

Donald G. Heimbecker Ronald L. Szapacs Jay M. Laser

NOVICE COMMITTEE

Rajah Shrine Office

OFFICE COMMITTEE

Ronald F. Rapp, P.P., Chairman

Les A. Werley Kraig W. Leiby

PILGRIMAGES

Ronald F. Rapp, P.P. – Chairman

POTENTATE’S BALL COMMITTEE

Carl G. Frey (Beth) – Chairman

Donald B. Houston (Joyce)

John K. Grumbein (Sharon)

Dennis B. Guignet (Karen)

Potentate’s Aides

POTE’S PICNIC COMMITTEE

Ronald R. Klee, PP, Chairman

Joel M. Franco, Co-Chairman

Ronald F. Rapp, PP Kraig W. Leiby William A. Remo, Jr., PP

Terry L. Hulsizer William A. Quinn Duane A. Dellecker

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. Les A. Werley Donald G. Heimbecker

Ronald M. Stoudt Ronald L. Szapacs

PRETZEL BOWL COMMITTEE

Donald G. Heimbecker, Chairman

Ronald L. Szapacs

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Gregory J. Lewis, P.P., Chairman

Richard W. Jessop Shane R. Paisley Sam Ellis

Reginald Peoples

FIGHTIN PHILS COMMITTEE

Kraig W. Leiby, Chairman

Gregory J. Lewis, PP Ronald L. Szapacs

RENTAL COMMITTEE

Ronald F. Rapp, PP Les A. Werley

ROBES COMMITTEE

Lehigh Shrine Club

SHRINERS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COMMITTEE

Jon A. Swartz, Esq., Hospital Board Member

James Atkins, Hospital Associate Board Member

George Skaff, DDS, Hospital Board Member Emeritus

SOCCER COMMITTEE

Les A. Werley Donald G. Heimbecker

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SPORTSMEN’S RAFFLE COMMITTEE

Joel M. Franco, Chairman

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

Kraig W. Leiby L. Donald Loos, Jr. Glenn D. Clark, PP

Lawrence S. Bortz, III, PP William A. Remo, Jr., PP Terry L. Hulsizer

Dennis G. Royer

HOLIDAY RAFFLE

Donald G. Heimbecker, Chairman

Ronald L. Szapacs, Co-Chairman

BINGO COMMITTEE

Kraig W. Leiby, Chairman

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr., Co-Chairman

Duane A. Dellecker Donald G. Heimbecker Jere C. Lesher, P.P.

Ronald F. Rapp, P.P. Ronald L. Szapacs Bryan L. Stoudt

Carl G. Frey

FUND RAISING LIAISON ASSIGNMENTS – 2020

Circus

Chief Rabban, Kraig W. Leiby

Sportsmen’s Raffle Assistant Rabban, Joseph J. Hagan, Sr.

Potentate’s Picnic High Priest & Prophet, Duane A. Dellecker

Pretzel Bowl

Oriental Guide, Donald G. Heimbecker

Fightin Phils

First Ceremonial Master, Ronald L. Szapacs

Soccer

Oriental Guide, Donald G. Heimbecker

Holiday Raffle

Second Ceremonial Master, Open Office

Bingo

Chief Rabban, Kraig W. Leiby

RAJAH SHRINE UNIT OFFICERS – 2020

ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR CLUB - Meeting dates vary

President: Allan L. Waer, Jr. (Cindy) C. 610-301-4520

6 Summer Mountain Rd., Bernville, PA 19506

Secretary: Lee D. Brisan (Beverly) C. 610-914-5641

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

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

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

Director: Gary F. Spitler (Diane) C. 610-587-8001

921 Brownsville Rd., Wernersville, PA 19565

ARAB PATROL - Meeting dates vary

President: Gary T. Mullen (Sandra) R. 610-777-0332

202 Amherst Ave., Reading, PA 19609

Sec ,Treas.: Frank L. Einsel (Grace) C. 610-223-4709

419 Adams Hotel Rd., Shoemakersville, PA 19555 fleinsel@comcast.net

CHANTERS - Meets every Monday of the month

President: Dwayne G. Miller (Karen) C. 484-638-3898

1277 Railroad Rd., Dauberville, PA 19533

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: Bruce D. Rohrbach (Elizabeth) C. 610-360-8968

70 S. Baldy St., Kutztown, PA 19530

CLOWNS - Meets fourth Monday of the month

President: Michael F. Katz (Kelly) C. 484-467-7159

260 Beech St., Denver, PA 17517

Sec ,Treas: David R. DeTurk (Danielle) 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 & fourth Sunday of the month

President: Joe D. McCarthy R. 610-488-1382

301 E. Fifth St., Bernville, PA 19506

Secretary: Wayne R. Grace (Lynn) C. 610-662-3681

78 Henry Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512 wrg316@aol.com

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

1105 Owls Nest Dr., Reading, PA 19606

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) C. 484-529-8910

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: Timothy E. Esterly (Norma) C. 610-780-8270

313 S. 3rd St., Hamburg, PA 19526

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: Clinton J. Starkey (Betty) C. 484-369-9543

296 Hafner Rd., Royersford, PA 19468

Adjutant: Barry L. Weisser C. 610-780-9079

1093 Pottsville Pike, Shoemakersville, PA 19555 Poppy3x1@yahoo.com

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

428 Ford Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022

MOTOR CORPS - 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 - Meets fourth Sunday of the

month

President: Jeremy R. Smith (Sharon) C. 610-858-4515

1328 N. 12th St., Reading, PA 19604

Secretary: Rex Smith C. 610-914-0763

1614 Olive St., Reading, PA 19604 rexsmithrefrigeration@gmail.com

Treasurer: Donald B. Houston (Joyce) C. 215-804-5903

585 Summit Ln., Riegelsville, PA 18077

ORIENTAL BAND - Meets first Tuesday of the month

President: Dennis B. Guignet, Sr. (Karen) C. 484-788-9225

2525 W. Columbia St., Allentown, PA 18104

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: Robert E. Himes (Sandra) R. 610-393-7475

3837 Crest View Dr., Allentown, PA 18103

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

46 E. Cedar St., Fleetwood, PA 19522 fpd06@verizon.net

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: Michael E. Gubich (Arlene) R. 610-285-2465

1850 Klines Mill Rd., Breinigsville, PA 18031

Secretary: Thomas J. Dietrich, Jr.(Donna) C. 610-451-0025

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 – 2020

BETHLEHEM SHRINE CLUB - Meets first Monday of the month

President: Timothy B. McCarty (Stacie) C. 570-656-7073

6372 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap, PA 18091

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

P.O. Box 761, Saylorsburg, PA 18353

garrettnwhrtz55@gmail.com

Treasurer: Thomas A. Male C. 610-509-3385

5801 Helen Dr., Allentown, PA 18104

BRANDYWINE SHRINE CLUB - Meets third Tuesday of the month

President: Robert H. Glisson (Mary) C. 610-637-7284

7 E. Hillside Dr., Oxford, PA 19363

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

CARBON SHRINE CLUB - Meets second Tuesday of the month

President: Alan A. Raab R. 610-573-9219

168 W. Bowmans Rd., Lehighton, PA 18235

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

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

Treasurer: Ronald E. Barron (Cheryl) C. 610-714-9714

1169 Riverview Dr., Walnutport, PA 18088

Director: Christopher M. Rodrigues (Yvette) C. 610-657-4558

134 North Sixth St., Lehighton, PA 18235

LANCASTER SHRINE CLUB - Meets second Thursday of the month

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

324 Reading Ave., Shillington, PA 19607

Sec./Treas.: Jerrold C. Kopenhaver (Cynthia) C. 717-495-5156

419 Ford Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022 kopenhaver@pa.net

LEBANON SHRINE CLUB - Meets fourth Monday of the month

President: John R. Bainbridge III R 717-865-4519

13 Vista Dr., Fredericksburg, PA 17026

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: Dennis B. Guignet, Sr. (Karen) C. 484-788-9225

2525 W. Columbia St., Allentown, PA 18104

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

7866 Locust Valley Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951 ejmguru@ptd.net

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: Stephen R. Higgins (Holly) C. 610-790-9827

2020 Spring St., West Lawn, PA 19609 srh2020@netzero.net

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

12 Schmehl Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522 C. 484-577-9142

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

455 Walnuttown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522

SCHUYLKILL SHRINE CLUB - Meets fourth Tuesday of the month

President: Les A. Werley (Jane) C. 610-914-2824

6 Jane Dr., Hamburg, PA 19526

Secretary: Glenn T. Sattizahn Jr., PP (Janet) C. 570-581-1037

131 Willow St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972-1131

retiredchief720@outlook.com

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

9 Margaret Terrace, Pottsville, PA 17901

Director: S. Regnal Leibensperger (Julia) R. 570-366-1482

131 S. Wayne St., Orwigsburg, PA 17961

ANGLERS - Meets first Wednesday of the month

President: Michael Artim (Carole) C. 484-437-3710

5 Hausman Rd., Lenhartsville, PA 19534

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(Diane) C. 610-462-1038

214 Second St., Walnutport, PA 18088-1430

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: Walter C. Lamm, Jr. (Susan) C. 484-358-7568

7386 Hillcrest Dr., Macungie, PA 18062 lammwc2@rcn.com

Treasurer: Terry A. Iasiello (Judy) C. 610-360-5990

1519 Colgate Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18017

Wagon Master: Gerald C. Berger (Truann) C. 610-428-6212

4960 Shankweiler Rd., Orefield, PA 18069

GOLF CLUB - Meeting dates vary

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

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: Eric P. Kissinger (Janet) C. 484-515-9529

1000 Ringing Rocks Park, Pottstown, PA 19464

Sec./Treas.:Walter C. Lamm, Jr. (Susan) C. 484-358-7568

7386 Hillcrest Dr., Macungie, PA 18062 lammwc2@rcn.com

PAST MASTERS CLUB - Meets quarterly

President: Michael J. Zerbe, PP (Susie) C. 484-388-1718

301 N. Church St., Robesonia, PA 19551

Secretary: Lee D. Brisan (Beverly) C. 610-914-5641

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

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

300 Spies Church Road, Reading, PA 19606

Director: L. Donald Loos, Jr. (Barbara) C. 610-780-5725

108 Daisy Court, Sinking Spring, PA 19608

TIN LIZZIES - Meets fourth Thursday of the month

President: Larry L. Silfies, Sr. (Lois) R. 610-837-1792

2659 Beacon Rd., Bath, PA 18014

Secretary: Sam Ellis (Kay) C. 610-390-6188

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

Treasurer: Ronald E. Barron (Cheryl) C. 610-714-9714

1169 Riverview Dr., Walnutport, PA 18088

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

P. O. Box 761, Saylorsburg, PA 18353

CABIRI - Meets quarterly

President: Jared R. Kichline, PP (Kim) C. 570-656-4422

P.O. Box 279, Saylorsburg, PA 18353

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

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

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

Additional Notes:_________________________________________________

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MASA CONVENTION 2020, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

Celebrating 20 consecutive years at the Sheraton in 2020!

WATCH FOR SURPRISES AND PRIZES!

THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – 13, 2020

Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, 3501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Va 23451

$499.00 Per Couple/$449. 00 Single – NO INCREASE IN PRICE SINCE 2009!

Extra Nights Lodging available at extra cost.

“DO NOT CALL HOTEL, ALL RESERVATIONS MADE THRU RAJAH OFFICE”

Rooms are Limited Reserve “NOW”

w/Payment of $150.00 by April 30 th , Balance due by June 29 th !

NO CANCELLATIONS AFTER AUGUST 1 ST 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 FREE

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

_____One Noble - $449.00

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_____LADIES LUNCHEON – Friday, September 11, 2020, 10:30 AM. PRICE NOT AVAILABLE, WILL BILL LATER DATE.

NOBLE’S NAME__________________________________________LADIES NAME____________________________________

UNIT/CLUB_________________________SHRINE #_____________DAYTIME PHONE_________________________________

ADDRESS___________________________________________________CITY________________STATE_____ZIP____________

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

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: RAJAH SHRINE

VISA MASTERCARD DISCOVER AMERICAN EXPRESS AMOUNT OF PAYMENT_________________.

V-CODE

CARD NO.

NAME ON CARD__________________________________________EXP. DATE _____/_____

Walter Lamm

CARAVANERS

Another year has arrived with opportunities for fun and fellowship with the Rajah Caravaners. We

have our 2020 camping dates selected, although not all camping destinations are firmed up.

While camping, we also partake in some entertainment in nearby venues such as Site and Sound in Lititz

(Lancaster). This year we will be enjoying the performance of “Ester” while we are at the Country Acres

Campground in nearby Gordonville, PA. And while enjoying the facilities of The Oasis, (campground in

the Rajah Shrine complex), we will visit Elizabethtown for the annual Autumn Day. And the list goes on.

If you wish to join us or if you have a favorite camp ground you would like to recommend, please

feel free to contact any of our officers or members. We are always looking for new venues as well as new

members to join in the fun.

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The holidays are now history, as is the Rajah Ceremonial, where a stellar performance by the Oriental

Band was had. Winter has set in, and that means one thing. Rajah Motor Corps and Oriental Band annual

"NIGHT AT THE RACES" will soon be upon us. This year the event will be held at the Complex on

Saturday evening, February 15, 2020 with a snow date (keep your fingers crossed we don't have to use

that) of Sunday, February 16. The doors will open at 3 PM with post time at 4 PM. All plans are made and

the stage is set. We’re ready to go. If you have never been to the races, it’s an experience. All 250 tickets

get sold fast. It’s a great evening out.

Greetings from your String Band

Hope everyone had a happy, healthy holiday season and that our snowbirds are doing well.

The Myerstown Parade was our last for the 2019 season. We had a good crowd on the street in spite

of a very cold day. Thanks to all the musicians that came out for the parade. It was difficult keeping the

instruments in tune, but we got through the coldest day of the year.

We played 15 parades this season and lost two due to weather, but had a good year raising money for

the kids.

Our Christmas Party was fun reminiscing about this past year’s parade season. Thanks to all who

planned the party, it was a good time.

Larry Christman At our November Business Meeting, we discussed adding more music to our books. It now includes

parade music and string band concert music. Our appreciation to Tom Dietrich, Lady Donna and Tom

Shugar for putting all the parts together, transposing the music, and making copies for the books. Thank you for all your time and

effort. At that meeting, we also discussed making several improvements to the float in the offseason.

At our December meeting we elected our 2020 Officers.

President Mike Gubich, 1st VP Larry Christman, 2nd VP Mike Shannon, Secretary Tom Dietrich, Treasurer Joe Aulenbach.

We’re here to support you in coming year.

Our next gig is the Saturday of the Circus.

Another event for February is the annual Rajah Oriental Band Ladies Night this year to be held Saturday,

February 29 at the Inn at Reading. We hold this in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Oriental Band

Association mid-winter meeting. Contact John Grumbein at 610-395-6578 or jkgrumbein@aol.com for

details.

STRING BAND

Do you remember?

(Picture courtesy of Kermit Ohlinger)

TOP ROW: Willard Meyers , Kermit Ohlinger,

John Stambaugh, Waylan Smith, Dick Hahn, Leon

Rick, Charles Noecker, Lewis Schoener

MIDDLE ROW: Paul Unger, Harvey Engle,

Neil Urich, Bill Reber, Charles Engle, Roy Reigel,

Marvin Moyer, Robert Hare

LOWER ROW: George Frey, Walt Levan,

Ben Staley, Lyn Rissinger, John Frankheiser, Ray

Martin

I will have a full report on both of these events in my next article.

On a sad note, the Black Camel visited Noble Joe Zodel, a past president of the Band and Parade Marshall Emeritus of Rajah

Shrine, in November. The Oriental Band offers their most sincere condolences to his Lady Shirley and the rest of his family.

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John Grumbein

ORIENTAL BAND

In closing, again I remind you keep up your support of the Shriner’s Hospitals.


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– Rajah Shrine 2020 Trip: Music & Rails in West Virginia –

Join Chief Rabban Marvin and Lady Marie Miller on a 3-night trip to

Ride the Rails in West Virginia & Greenbrier Bunker Tour, June 25 - 28, 2020

Experience the charm of the southern rails, music and the history of the south.

Included in this trip:

- Roundtrip transportation via private motorcoach equipped with reclining seats and restroom

- 3-nights’ hotel accommodations in Elkins and Lewisburg, West Virginia

- Ride aboard the diesel-powered Cheat Mountain Salamander and the coal-fired steam engine Durbin Rocket

trains

- Enjoy evening performances of the Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre and “The Greatest Show on Rails”

- Tour the Cold War Era Bunker at Greenbrier Resort built to house U.S. Congress in the event of a nuclear attack

- Services of a professional Boscov’s Travel Escort

– Rajah Shrine 2020 Trip: Cruise to Canada & New England –

Join Chief Rabban Marvin and Lady Marie Miller on a

Cruise to Canada & New England aboard the

Norwegian Breakaway, Sept 27 - Oct 4, 2020

Come join friends on a cruise to Canada and New England to see the best

of the changing seasons.

Included in this trip:

- Roundtrip transportation to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal with included baggage handling

- 7-nights’ accommodations aboard the Norwegian Breakaway and services of a Boscov’s Travel Escort

- The Ultimate Beverage Package for the first two guests per cabin ($800 per person value)

- Four-meal specialty dining for the first two guests per cabin and up to $100 on board credit

- Includes all meals and entertainment while onboard the Norwegian Breakaway

Learn more at our upcoming presentation: Sunday, October 20, 2019 following the

calendar meeting at Rajah Shrine Complex, 221 Orchard Rd., Reading, PA.

Travel arrangements by Boscov’s Travel, 800.782.5605

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Happy New Year

Nobles,

Congratulations to

Illustrious Sir Marvin

Miller, the Divan

and to all the elected

officers and appointees

for 2020. Best wishes

for a successful and

productive year. And

Sam Ellis congratulations to our

club’s new president,

Noble Larry Silfies. Larry has been a core member

of the club with active participation in meetings,

the pie bakes, and parades. As one member put it

“You can always count on Larry!” And we know

we can count on him in the coming year.

At our Christmas Dinner and Ladies Night at the Northampton Community Center in

Northampton, 2019 Club President Dean Mathews was honored with a special award for

outstanding service to the club. Among other achievements, Dean was responsible for getting

the club licensed to sell our shoofly pies in stores and other retail outlets. Thanks, Dean, for a

great year.

The Club’s Man of the Year honor went to Noble Sam Ellis. Sam is the secretary of the

club and manages the pie bakes and is active in the committees for the Rajah Shrine Circus,

Hospital Crusade, and special events. Also, Parade Director Garrett Newhartz was presented

with a membership into the One Hundred Million Dollar Club in honor of his late grandfather

and past president Henry Faust.

Special Needs Kids Pizza Party.

Forks of the Delaware Tin Lizzies

Man of the Year Sam Ellis with 2020

President Larry Silfies

Another key end of year event for

the club was the pizza party we gave for

the Easton High School Special Needs

students. The Tin Lizzies formed a

relationship with these terrific kids last year

to help label our shoofly pie boxes. Thanks

Garrett Newhartz inducted

into $1,000,000,000 Club

Dean Mathews honored

with special award

to their teachers Linda Moscaritolo, Maura Reck and Linda Henning for their

great work with the kids and with the club. We look forward to an even greater

involvement with the group in the coming year.

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 400-500 pies every other week thru to June and beginning again in

the fall. We’ll be selling pies at Boscov’s in Easton as well as local Flea Markets

and events. And of course, we always look forward to parade season.

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Roger C. Reis

Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

position of Unit Director.

Nobles, Happy New Year and welcome to our new Potentate and elected and appointed members of

the Divan. Best wishes for a prosperous and productive year.

The Lehigh Shrine Club had its Annual Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at the

Brass Rail. There were 37 Nobles and Ladies in attendance but we did have some last-minute cancellations

due to icy roads.

The Divan was represented by Chief Rabban Marvin Miller and his Lady Marie. We all enjoyed a

family style dinner of soup, salad, ham, turkey, stuffing. sweet potatoes, corn and pumpkin pie. Ill. Sir

David W. Evans and his Lady Sarah donated a box of chocolates to each Lady present. Thank you both!

We appreciate Past Potentate Lazlo Toth donating his time and talents by being our DJ and providing

a pleasant evening of music. Thank you, Illustrious Sir!

Chief Rabban Marvin Miller received the coveted and frequently sought after Krazy Kamel Degree. He was a good sport and

enjoyed the experience.

We welcome our new Club President Dennis Guignet Sr. and1st Vice President Raymond Ballard, as well as the other officers

willing to serve the Club. We are fortunate to have a strong officer line.

We had to cancel our January meeting due to scheduling conflicts. Remember to support your Clubs and Units. Without member

participation, we WILL cease to exist.

CHANTERS

And we’re off……on our way to another exciting year in Rajah Shrine. After a bit of a lull in our

activities as we said good-bye to 2019, we started right in on 2020 with a new slate of officers and new

heights to reach.

Following a two-year stint as President of the Rajah Chanters, David DeTurk, while also serving as

our Unit Director, performed an outstanding job. We know he’ll be extra busy this year as he serves his

home masonic lodge, Kutztown Lodge as Worshipful Master. Congratulations Dave and the best of luck

in 2020.

As is often said, “out with the old and in with the new” as Dwayne Miller was elected President of

the Chanters. First Vice-President is Curtis Flitchner; second VP is Greg Lewis, PP; Shel Rissinger remains

our Secretary and Donald Miller was re-elected Treasurer. And of course, David DeTurk will hold down the

Looking ahead to some activities for this year, we are in full support of our conductor and accompanist, Bruce Rohrbach,

as he serves as First Vice-President of the Shrine Chanters Association International and will lead us to Kansas City for the

Imperial Shrine Convention this July, where we will compete against several other Chanter groups from across the United States.

In September, we will return to Virginia Beach for the annual MASA Convention and Chanter competition, hopefully this year we

will be able to hold a full convention, sans any hurricane that may appear. And, David DeTurk will take over the reins of President

of the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Chanters Association.

We also have several concerts and parades already on the books and we look forward to seeing many of you at our sing-outs

during the year. By the way, should you belong to a group that would like some outstanding entertainment, please let us know;

we’ll be happy to discuss our availability with you. Which reminds me, should YOU like to be among the singers that does the

entertaining, please accept this as your invitation to join us at a rehearsal Monday evenings at 7 at the Rajah Complex.

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As always, it’s GREAT to be a Shriner!

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RAJAH SHRINERS MOVING UP

Sir Knight Shane Robert Paisley was installed on November 23, 2019 at the Allentown Masonic

Temple. He belongs to Reading Commandery No. 9 Knights Templar, Excelsior Royal Arch Chapter

No. 237, Lodge No. 62, West Reading, and he is in his 3rd year as Donation Chairman for Rajah Shrine.

“I think the degrees can best be described as ‘ornate’, ‘spectacular’ and actually pretty emotional”,

commented Shane. “This is the pinnacle of York Rite Freemasonry, being of Christian Faith this was

very important to me . . . it’s really just an honor and a privilege to be a Freemason. I’ve been involved

with Community Outreach organizations for many years prior to being raised through Freemasonry.

But for me, it’s the people that make this special, to be surrounded by like-minded philanthropic

who support and propel each other to continually strive to be better human beings and spread that

message through community outreach; that’s the difference. Freemasonry changed my life . . . my

family for the better, and when you rise to that higher standard, higher calling in fulfilling your oaths

and obligations you bring those around you up with you. I want my kids to catch me in random acts

of greatness, integrity, strength and leadership – that’s how I think you create a family culture of

philanthropy – by creating that Legacy for your kids, and challenging them to be even better than you.

Shane Paisley

I once heard someone say “Freemasonry is like a book. You can put it down after 3 chapter; but don’t

you want to finish the story”? BTW, that’s how I sold the additional commitment to my wife, Lady Janelle…it worked!

Dave DeTurk was installed as Worshipful Master of Huguenot Lodge No. 377 on December

21st. Dave has been a Mason for going on eight years. His list of Masonic memberships is long:

AASR – Valley of Reading, York Rite Reading Royal Arch 152, York Rite – Creigh Council 16,

York Rite – Reading Commandry 9, Eastern Star – Reading 251 and East Penn 336 (Past Patron),

and Tall Cedars-Neversink Forest 42.

Dave commented “I certainly enjoy the Masonic family and the many people I have met

and the friendships I’ve made. It is a true honor to serve as worshipful master of my lodge and I

hope to bring new thoughts and ideas to the long-standing traditions and lead Huguenot Lodge

to bigger and better things.” Dave is very active in Rajah Shrine also, he is past president of the

Chanters, a member of the Clowns, Tin Lizzies, Directors Staff, and the Rajah and Schuylkill

Shrine Clubs.

The 33rd Degree, it’s significance and those Rajah Shriners who have attained it, coming

in the April-May issue of Rajah News

Dennis Royer

LEBANON SHRINE CLUB

Well, it is again time for the Rajah Shrine Circus. The show is pretty much set so now we all have to

do our part. 2019 just flew by and we are ready for a new year, Special Thanks to Ill Sir Mike Zerbe and

Lady Susie for a fantastic and fun year. As of this writing, Marv Miller is about to start his long-awaited

year at the helm of the S.S. RAJAH. In case you are unaware, Marv is a retired teacher from "up state" and

likes to go fishing". I know he is a strong leader and will make a great potentate. Looking forward to 2020.

Here at Lebanon County Shrine Club we have made things a little easier to remember. Meetings at

Heisey's Dinner at 6:30 PM on the fourth Monday. Cost $20 per person, bring your Lady, come early and

I will meet you for a drink at the bar.

It goes without saying you are allowed to buy one for me. Thank You in advance.

Our new Club President Gene Heiges, PP from Zembo has a year of programs lined up to make the

meetings interesting and informative. If you plan to visit us, just give Sec. John Bainbridge Jr. a call ASAP at 717 272 5466 so we

can get a count for the number of meals to order.

Just a reminder. For 2020 when a club has an inter-club night, try to attend. And if you are the host club and have visiting clubs’

members, introduce them and thank them for attending. Remember, Shrine, like Free Masonry, is governed by rules, traditions and

protocol. If you don't know, please ask someone.

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Rajah Shrine has some busy times ahead, join the fun--see you at the circus.

Dave DeTurk


AN AUGUST ASSEMBLY OF RAJAH NOBILITY

At the recent Mass Installation event on January 11, Greg Lewis, P.P., noticed that there was a large number of past potentates in

attendance, perhaps the largest number in one place since he could remember. So, we gathered the Illustrious Sirs in one corner of

the Leesport Event Center to take a picture. Of course, many attendees came over to capture the moment with their cellphones so it

turned out to be a mini event, but we persevered and here is the official picture. We thank them for their service.

Front row sitting, L-R Earl W. Binder 1980, Ronald F. Rapp 1989, * Franklin D. Caltagirone 1991, Gregory J. Lewis 2001, Jere C. Lesher 2006,

Laszlo Toth 2007, Robert E. Shank 2008,

Top row standing, L-R William A. Remo, Jr. 2012, Edward L. Engle 2013, Thomas V. Conlon, Sr. 2014, Glenn T. Sattizahn, Jr. 2015,

Lawrence S. Bortz III 2016, Dave W. Evans 2017, Jared R. Kichline 2018, Michael J. Zerbe 2019, Ill. Sir Marvin J. Miller

*We regret to report that since this picture was taken, Ill. Sir Franklin Caltagirone passed away.

Longaberger Basket, Pottery & Vera Bradley Bingo

Friday, May 8th at the Rajah Shrine Complex

Doors open at 5:00 PM - Bingo starts at 6:30 PM

Ticket Donation - $20 per Package - Specials and Additional Packages are Extra

Door Prizes – Raffle Drawings – Food Available

Limited number of tickets available, contact Barbara Quinn 610-944-9036

Proceeds Benefit First Lady Marie’s project for the Rajah Shrine Complex.

We appreciate donations from the Clubs & Units toward the purchase of baskets,

pottery, and Vera Bradley Bags

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Rev. David

Newhart

THE CHAPLAIN’S STUDY

After the shepherds have gone back to the fields with their

sheep, the Holy couple is left alone. After the Magi have returned

to their place in the East, the Holy couple is left alone. Now is

the time to work to raise the child from swaddling clothes lying

in a manager to a child of God in the midst of a family.

Can you imagine what it was like for Joseph and Mary to now

be alone after all the wonderful things that had taken place and

now they are by themselves? They must have to contemplate the

great mystery of the birth of their son. This Immanuel, Jesus the

babe who has had angels singing above him at his birth, shepherds

leaving their flocks to pay homage and Magi from far off lands to

bring gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Frightened and alone

they face the difficulties of a king who would have their son dead and thus they must flee

to Egypt for safety.

Jesus the Son of God, must now grow up. We can stop seeing him as a mere baby but

now a child who goes about his daily tasks working with his father, studying the word of

God and being a dedicated Hebrew, among all those who are Hebrews.

There was a connection between John the Baptist, a cousin of Jesus, and this life of

Jesus but that was to come much later on when Jesus began his ministry. Here, after 30

some years, John begins to celebrate this Jesus who is to come after him, who is before

him in majesty and glory. All that John can do is obey this Jesus who commands him to

baptize him with the water of the Jordan River and to bring him before the people.

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ATTENTION ALL NOBLES

STATED MEETING

WEDNESDAY, APRIL15, 2020

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

Rajah Shriners will be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 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 Marvin J. Miller, Potentate

ATTEST: Les A. Werley, Recorder

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Obituaries

CARL O. ABBOTT

Reading

DIED: DECEMBER 22, 2019

ILL. SIR

FRANKLIN D. CALTAGIRONE, PP,

Shillington

DIED: JANUARY 14, 2020

JOHN R. CARTER

Tamaqua

DIED: JANUARY 11, 2020

THOMAS R. COLE

Phoenixville

DIED: JUNE 2, 2019

RONALD W. HECK

Reading

DIED: DECEMBER 19, 2019

FRANK D. KLOPP, SR.

Reading

DIED: DECMBER 7, 2019

BRENT A. MCNABB

Wescosville

DIED: DECEMBER 31, 2019

GEORGE S. ROBINSON, JR.,

Chester Springs

DIED: DECEMBER 14, 2019

CHARLES M. SHIRK

Ephrata

DIED: NOVEMBER 21, 2019

RODERICK G. STROHL

Orefield

DIED: DECEMBER 2, 2019

ALLEN R. WALK

East Texas

DIED: DECEMBER 15, 2019

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

Les A. Werley, Recorder, or

Anne-Marie at the Administration

Office, 610-916-9000.

WILLIAM S. GROFF, JR.

1905 N. Ocean Blvd 15-F

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

Our Community

Your Community Bank

• Blandon • Boyertown • Fleetwood • Lyons

• Kutztown • Shoemakersville • Wyomissing

www.fleetwoodbank.com

Member FDIC

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Rajah Shrine

P.O. Box 40 , Blandon, PA 19510

Vol 78 Feb.-March.2020 No. 2

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1

Concert Band

Motor Corps &

Oriental Band

Horse Races -

(Snow Date)

Concert Band

Noble Riders

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Chanters

Bethlehem S. C.

Directors Staff

Board of

Directors

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Chanters

Dance Band

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Chanters

Motor Corps

President’s

Day

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Lebanon S.C.

Chanters

Clowns

Rajah

Bulletin

Board

Oriental Band

Carbon S.C.

LOH Exec &

Stated

Provost Guard

Brandywine S.C.

Cedars

Circus Hamburg

Fieldhouse

March 4 – 8

Spring MASA

March 26 – 28

Anglers

Lehigh S.C.

Cedars

String Band

Mounted Patrol

Cedars

Membership

Mtg. - 6:30 PM

Units/Clubs -

7:30 PM

North Penn S.C.

BINGO-

(Anglers)

Lancaster S.C.

BINGO-

(Anglers)

BINGO-

(Chanters)

Tin Lizzies

BINGO-

(Legion)

FEBRUARY 2020

Rajah S.C.

Set-up for Horse

Races

Valentine's Day

BINGO EVERY

THURSDAY NIGHT

Office closed

April 10

Schuylkill S.C.

Breakfast

Motor Corps &

Oriental Band

Horse Races

Oriental Band

Ladies Night

Good Friday

Breakfast April 10

Stated Meeting

April 15

Potentate’s Ball

April 18

58th Annual

RAJAH SHRINE CIRCUS

March 4 to March 8

Wednesday, Mar. 4…………………………...7:00 PM

Thursday, Mar. 5………………………………..7:00 PM

Friday, Mar. 6…………………………………..…7:00 PM

Saturday, Mar. 9……………10:00 AM, 3:00 & 7:30 PM

Sunday, Mar. 10………………………1:00 & 5:30 PM

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 Chanters 2 3 4 5 6 7

Concert Band

Spring Forward

to Daylight

Savings Time

Circus

1 & 5:30 PM

Circus B.O. 9 AM

Noble Riders

Concert Band

Send in the Clowns

Bethlehem S. C.

Directors Staff

Board of

Directors

Rajah Ladies

Circus Box

Offi ce 9-6

Oriental Band

Circus Box

Offi ce 9-6

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Chanters

Dance Band.

Lancaster S.C.

Carbon S.C.

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Motor Corps

Chanters

Provost Guard

Brandywine S.C.

St. Patrick’s

Day

LOH - MASA SPRING MEETING - READING, PA

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Chanters

Clowns

Cedars

29 30 31

Chanters

Cedars

Anglers

Lehigh S.C.

String Band

Mounted Patrol

Car Club

Gun Club

Cedars

Hospital Crusade

Kick-off Picnic

- 6 PM

Units/Clubs -

7:30 PM

North Penn S.C.

MARCH 2020

BINGO -

(Anglers)

Circus at Hamburg - Pote’s Call

Wed., Thurs. Fri. - Showtime at 7 PM • Sat. - 10 AM, 3 PM & 7:30 PM

Circus Box Office 9-6 Mon.-Sun.

BINGO -

(Anglers)

BINGO-

(Chanters)

Hospital Service

11 am - Complex

Tin Lizzies

BINGO-

(Legion)

Past Masters

Club

Schuylkill SC

Ladies’ Night

LOH Exec &

Stated Morning

Meeting

SPRING MASA - WILLIAMSBURG, VA

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