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Rajah News

HOOKED ON

2020

MARVIN J. MILLER, POTENTATE

HELPING KIDS

Vol. 78 August - September 2020 No. 5

Summer

On Mauch Chunk Lake

with Illustrious Sir

In this issue:

- Highlights of the Stated Meeting

- Spanish Flu – COVID-19 Compared

- Fezzy supports a cuddly cause

- Oldest Living Shriners Hospital Patient turns 103


SHRINERS HOSPITALS

FOR CHILDREN

Provides Hope and Healing

Through Care, Research

and Education

Shriners Hospital for Children in unique health care system with a reputation for finding answers and giving families

hope. At our locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, children receive excellent care for orhopaedic conditions,

burns,spinal cord injuries and cleft lip nd palate, regardless of the famillies’ ability to pay for service. Since opening

our first hospital in 1922, the health care system has improved the lives of more than 1.4 million children.

A TRADITION OF PROVIDING STATE-OF-THE-ART

SPECIALTY CARE

In the 1920s, the first Shriners Hospital was opened

primarily to help children who had contracted polio. Today,

the majority of our locations provide care for children with

all types of orthopaedic conditions, including clubfoot, hip

disorders, limb deficiencies and deformities, scoliosis, and

orthopaedic difficulties related to cerebral palsy and other

neuromuscular conditions.

Aware of a need for medical expertise in pediatric burn

care, we opened three hospitals specializing in acute

and rehabilitative burn care in the mid-1960s. We believe

these are the only hospitals in the country that were

initially established exclusively for the treatment of

pediatric burns and related conditions. A fourth hospital in

our health care system offers treatment in all four of our

care disciplines, including burns. These hospitals continue

to be pioneers in pediatric burn treatment and research

and are recognized as leaders in the development of

improved and innovative treatment techniques.

In the early 1980s, our organization began the nation’s first

pediatric spinal cord injury rehabilitation programs. These

initiatives offer patients a complete range of services that

help promote recovery to the fullest extent possible.

Cleft lip and palate is the health care system’s fourth

service line. Facial clefts are one of the most common

birth defects in the U.S. Despite the frequency of

its occurrence and the severity of the deformities,

comprehensive care for patients with cleft lip and palate

can be difficult to obtain. Shriners Hospitals for Children

is committed to improving care for children with this

condition through a coordinated program of clinical

excellence, teaching and research.

Our researchers have made significant breakthroughs in all

four of our service lines, improving the care and quality of

life for countless children worldwide, while adding to the

global body of medical knowledge.

EDUCATING THE HEALTH CARE

PROFESSIONALS OF TOMORROW

We are also proud of our role in medical education. By

maintaining relationships with several medical teaching

facilities, Shriners Hospitals for Children fosters an

academic environment committed to providing superior

education for medical professionals and quality care to

all patients.

ELIGIBILITY

Admission to our medical facilities is based solely on

medical need. Children under the age of 18 are eligible for

care if there is a reasonable possibility they could benefit

from the specialized services available. All services are

provided regardless of the ability to pay.

BE PART OF OUR MISSION

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, our patients receive

specialized treatment and support that encourages

healthy, independent lives. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

organization, our health care system relies on the

generosity of donors to carry out this mission of improving

the lives of children.

To learn how you can support our efforts, visit

lovetotherescue.org or call 855-401-4897.

To learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children,

please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org

GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH AND DISCOVERIES

Shriners Hospitals for Children strives to discover answers

that will one day improve lives by conducting innovative

research, especially in the areas of burns, orthopaedic/

musculoskeletal and neurological injury and disease.

© 2020 SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN ®

OSJULY20SHFC

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The Potentate’s Message

Es Selamu Aleikum

Dear Fellow Nobles,

Nobles, Ladies and Friends:

Too many times in the past month your Divan has had to make many difficult

decisions for our Temple. Should meetings, activities and events be held, postponed

or canceled? All hard questions to answer considering the uncertainty of the pandemic

we are experiencing.

As challenging as it is, we are trying to gradually resume some of the scheduled

activities. The complex and the pavilion have been cleaned and both are available for

your use. Sanitizer and cleaning supplies have been purchased and are to be used after

a group uses the facility. Guidelines for the use of the complex have been sent out to

all clubs and units. If each group adheres to these guidelines, we can be in compliance

with the Governor's recommendations.

COVID-19 has disrupted Rajah’s activities, but more importantly our daily lives

are no longer what they once were. Many people have become fearful of socializing

and so they have avoided group contact. I understand and respect your decision to

isolate yourself in order to remain safe. Personally, I don’t

want to live in a bubble. I will adhere to the recommended

Contents

A Note Concerning the Pote’s Ball

Management of DoubleTree has informed us that, due to

COVID-19 safety guidelines, all guests must wear a face covering of

the nose and mouth when in common areas of the hotel. However,

when in the Ballroom, the mask may be removed with appropriate

social distancing.

Also, since the theme of the Ball is “Come to the Masquerade,“

Illustrious Marvin J. Miller and Lady Marie encourage you to join in

the celebration by wearing a masquerade style mask

while in the Ballroom.

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

Anatomy of the Cover Shoot..................................................5

Circus Daddies........................................................................6

Spanis Flu Compared to COVID-19......................................7

Lebanon Shrine Club .............................................................8

Caravaners .............................................................................8

Oriental ALIEKUM Band..........................................................................8

ES SELAM

Provost Attest: Guard.........................................................................9

Legion Joe Hagan Of Honor....................................................................9

Motor Recorder Corps..........................................................................10

Basket Bingo............................................................................10

Oldest Living Shriners Hospitals Patient................................11

New Imperial Potentate Is Elected.......................................12

In This Issue

precautions, as closely as possible,while trying to restore some

normalcy to my days by resuming

some limited activities.

I hope and pray that you and

yours have been untouched by

this virus. May God, in His mercy,

protect us and keep us safe.

Yours in the faith,

HOOKED ON

MARVIN J. MILLER, POTENTATE

HELPING KIDS

Illustrious Marvin Miller

ALIEKUM ES SELAM Attest: Les A. Werley, Recorder

NOTICE - NOTICE

THE RAJAH SHRINE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

THANK YOU - RAJAH SHRINE OFFICE

Lehigh Shrine Club...............................................................12

Stated Meeting......................................................................13

Past Pote's Balls....................................................................14

Chanters................................................................................15

Hospital Services..................................................................15

Forks Of The Delaware Tin Lizzies ....................................16

Anglers.................................................................................16

Pote’s Pins, Mini Works Of Art And Love, Part 3................17

The Importance Of Membership..........................................20

Rajah Shriners Honored On Hero Banners..........................20

String Band...........................................................................21

Fezzy Supports A Cuddly Cause!............................................21

The Chaplain’s Study...........................................................22

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2020


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

sellis4947@aol.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Carl Frey, William Quinn,

Barry Weisser and Sam Ellis

Les A. Werley

RECORDER’S MESSAGE

RAJAH SHRINE

Wow, what a crazy couple of months. Thank goodness we got

the circus in before all this Covid-19 hit us. We lost so much, but

we have lots of activities coming up:

• Pote’s Ball is August 8, 2020, at the DoubleTree.

• Pote’s West Virginia Train Trip, October 9 - 12, 2020.

• Basket Bingo, October 16, 2020, at the Complex.

• Pote’s Testimonial, November 15, 2020 at the Complex.

Every Thursday

I

Evening

am thankful

at

for

the

everyone’s

Rajah Shrine

good health,

Complex

so far, through this

difficult time. Please continue to be safe and healthy. Remember

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

to wash hands, wear masks and social distance. I hope we can all get back to our normal

lives and activities as • soon Open as possible. To The Public • Smoke Free •

• Refreshments Available for Purchase •

Yours in the Faith,

Proceeds benefit Rajah Shrine and

Les

are not deductible as charitable donations.

***ATTENTION NOBLES OF THE RAJAH SHRINE***

YOUR 2021 DUES INVOICE WILL BE SENT TO YOU BY E-MAIL MID-AUGUST 2020, FROM

SHRINERS INTERNATIONAL

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NOTICE TO ALL

CORRESPONDENTS

Maximum article size is 450

words.

Copy deadline for the next

issue of the Rajah News is

OCTOBER 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

THOSE NOBLES WHO DO NOT HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS, YOUR 2021 DUES INVOICE WE BE

MAILED TO YOU BY “BULK MAIL” MID SEPTEMBER 2020, FROM SHRINERS INTERNATIONAL.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK ALL “BULK MAIL” FROM SHRINERS INTERNATIONAL OR RAJAH

SHRINE BEFORE DISCARDING IT!

THANK YOU,

RAJAH SHRINE OFFICE

CALLING ALL SHRINERS!

Nobles:

The Rajah Shrine Membership numbers listed below are the Nobles who still

owe 2020 dues per our Temple records. If by chance you have misplaced your

dues notice or you didn’t receive a notice due to a recent address change, please

contact the Recorder at 610-916-9000, to assist you in taking care of this matter. If

you have paid your 2020 dues within the past month, thank you for your payment!

Les A. Werley, Recorder

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24388 24476 24588 24667 24774 24780 25030 25123 25204 25205

25217 25336 25413 25577 25590 25785 25840 26006 26053 26077

26257 26434 26617 CEREMONIALS

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Mini-Ceremonials

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Anatomy of The Cover

Shoot

The concept of having Ill.

Sir Marvin Miller on the cover

of this issue of Rajah News was

born out of a phone conversation

with him regarding the upcoming

Potentate’s Ball. I mentioned that

I was searching for a summer

theme and he said his summer has

included a lot of fishing.

The next thing I know I’m on Ill.

Sir’s boat along with Dick Snell on

a hot day on Mauch Chunk Lake.

Well even with the heat it was a

good day for taking pictures and a

good day for fishing apparently, as

Ill. Sir Marvin and Dick brought in

over 20 bass. I was surprised that

after each catch, they tossed the fish

back into the water. Dick said, “I’m

a fisherman, I do it for the sport.”

Ill. Sir nodded in agreement. And it

was clear that both were enjoying

the day. So was I. Maybe I'll give

fishing a try.

Dick Snell with the first catch of the day

Ill. Sir gets a strike - the first of several

A successful outing with 20 fish caught and

returned to the lake

Dick with one on the line.

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2020 CIRCUS DADDIES

David Althouse

David R. Appler

William T. Archibald

Carl H. Arnold

David R. Aten

Richard R. Aten

James Atkins, Jr.

Lanny R. Bachman, Sr.

Barry J. Baldwin

Robert E. Barnett

Larry S. Barto

Frederick P. Belair

Gregory A. Bitler

Reynold S. Bittle

Michael A. Black

Philip J. Bogosh

Richard A. Bohn

Kenneth R. Boltz

A. James Bomberger

Brian D. Boyer

John B. Bozette, Jr. P.P.

Gerald E. Brackbill

William A. Bray

John F. Brown, II

John F Burianek, Jr.

James L. Cebular, Jr.

Salvator Checho

Daniel R. Christ

Walter R. Christ

Leroy A. Christman

Robert C. Christman

Donald M. Coldren

Charles W. Collins, Jr.

Leroy D. Cressy, P.P.

Robert O. Davidson

Gilbert Lee Deck

Steven L. Deck

Daryl W. Deibert

Eugene Clifford Delong

Keith Leroy Derr

George C. Desmond

Ronald A. Dewald

Robert A. Dewalt

George W. Dissinger

Gerald E. Dotterer

Wayne R. Dubbs

Raymond G. Dunckley, Sr.

Robert Dunton

Frank W. Eiler

Edwin L. Engle, P.P.

Carl Christian Eshelman

David W. Evans, P.P.

Gary L. Fedor

Donald E. Fetter, Jr.

Calvin K. Flury, Jr.

Roger H. Flury

Joel M. Franco

Chad D. Frederickson

William C. Frederickson

Charles R. Frey

Ronald H. Frey

John A. Fuhrman

Harold B. Garland, Jr.

Tomio Miyagishima Garray

Terry L. Gehman

Robert C. Gery

Jay H. Gilbert

Ronald V. Gilbert, Sr.

Robert H. Glisson

Carl E. Gregson

Harold T. Groff

Donald E. Grubb

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr.

Lamar G. Hartline

Kenneth M. Hatt

Allen L. Henderson

Richard C. Henry

Irvin D. Herring

W. David Hess

Henry J. Hiddleson

Steven C. Himmelreich

Carl L. Hinderer

Titus M. Hoch

Brian W. Holt

Paul Z. Horst

Donald B. Houston

Patrick J. Hoyer

Larry S. Huber

Ronald G. Hughes

Grant W. Hummer

Wayne G. Hummer, Jr.

Edward F. John, Jr.

George D. Johnson

Robert E. Kayal

Frederick A. Keiper, Jr.

Rodney M. Kern

William R. Killgore

William David Kline

Charlie Kocher

J Earl C Kocher, Jr.

Harold H. Kohl

Clair D. Kramer

Dallas L. Krapf

Arthur Eugene Kurtz

Gene R. Kutz

Gerald G. Lando

Jay M. Laser

Lawrence W. Leaver

Kenneth R. Lehman

S. Regnal Leibensperger

Bertram D. Leiby

Norman F. Lengel

Jere C. Lesher, P.P

Carl N. Levan

Edward M. Lewis

Robert W. Lichner

G. Arden Link

Dennis C. Loch

John P. Loux

Edmund S. Ludwig

Einar Lund

Therman W. Madeira

Vernon S. Mann

David W. Manter, Sr.

John K. March

Steven S. Marino

Michael J. Martin

Joh F. Mastrippolito

Brian L. McCarty

Roger J. McCarty, P.M.

Melvin E. McLean

Lee A. Mengel

Donald C. Meyers

Clair L. Miller

Dennis P. Miller

J. Robert Miller

Jay F. Miller

Robert A. Miller, III

Ronald L. Miller

William L. Miller

Albert R. Minnich

James E. Morrell

J. Richard Morrett

Michael E. Mountz

Thomas L. Mulutzie

William E. Neely

Ronald L. Neimeyer

Donald Nissley, Jr.

Thomas R. Nock

James Clarence Nolt

Henry L. Ohlinger

Robert J. Petrey

Erich K. Pfahl

Paul E. Pfitzenmeyer

Richard A. Phenegar

Ralph Potter

Eugene A. Pretnicki

Clair A. Pyle

Thomas H. Ravert

Dale E. Reinert

Stanley A. Reith

Mahlon L. Ressel

William R. Reube, Sr.

Everett Scott Rice, Jr.

Richard R. Riegner

John S. Rohrer

Peter M. Ross

Harold L. Schappell

Randolph L. Schonour

Bradley J. Schwalm

Bruce J. Schwalm

Dalton C. Shade

Paul W. Shaw

Nick Smith

Robert E. Smith

Richard M. Snell

Clinton J. Starkey

Harold Albert Stauffer

Stanley S. Stephens, Jr.

Raymond W. Stocker

Charles L. Strouphar

Russell H. Strouse

Kim B. Sweitzer

Joel F. Swisher

David D. Terfinko

Mark M. Terfinko

Robert Wallace Terrey

John W. Thomas

Terry L. Thompson

Warren I. Trautman, Jr.

William L. Trawitz

Ira K. Trout, Jr.

Michael W. Troutman

John M. Turcmanovich

D. David Turner

Robert P. Vandegriff

Arthur Vaughn, III

Douglas R. Vaughn

Edward B. Vaughn

Arlan C. Wagner

Robert John Waltz

Dennis G. Wanner

Albert C. Watkins

Barry L. Weisser

Allen E. Wenrich

Mark R. Wenrich

Woodrow L. Wentzel

Albert M. Werner, Sr.

David E. Wilhelm, III

Robert J. Williams

Grant H. Wise

Richard E. Wise

Carlton C. Wolfinger

Robert H. Wright

Sherwood L. Yergey

George W. Young

William P. Young

Kenneth R, Zerbe

Richard A. Zerbe

C. Dennis Zimmerman

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Spanish Flu of 1918

Compared to COVID-19

by Sam Ellis

Although the world has faced several major pandemics

over the last 100 years, one of the worst was the 1918 influenza

pandemic, the so-called Spanish flu. It was caused by an H1H1

virus that originated in birds. It was dubbed the Spanish flu

because it was thought at the time to have originated in Spain.

But the latest research suggest it actually originated in New

York.

At its worse, the Spanish flu infected 500 million people

worldwide, which at the time was about a third of the Earth’s

population. More than 50 million people died of the disease.

It is estimated that 675,000 people in the U.S. died, or about

2% of the population. Currently, according to United Press

International, the worldwide mortality rate of COVID-19 as of

July 15 was 4.4% or 567,000 deaths. In the U.S. as of July 15

there were 138,000 deaths attributed to the virus or just 0.5%

according to the CDC. So compared to the Spanish Flu, we are

somewhat ahead of the curve.

Another commonality between the Spanish flu’s H1N1 and

the COVID-19 coronavirus is that both are considered “novel,” which is

to say, they are so new nobody in either era had any immunity to them.

One marked difference between the two is that the most affected

groups in the 1918 pandemic were otherwise healthy adults between the

ages of 20 to 40. Mortality was also higher in people younger than five

years of age and 65 and older.

Although there are some similarities, it should be emphasized that

there are several significant differences between the two pandemics.

First, simply, the COVID-19 is not an influenza, it is more like a chronic

acute pneumonia. They are both caused by novel viruses, but different

types of viruses with different methods of action and infectiousness.

Spanish flu ward, 1918

COVID-19 treatment, 2020

Second, and perhaps most important, the ability of researchers to marshal technology and

science to quickly develop and/or test drugs for the disease, has never been as strong as it is now. There are more than 100 ongoing

clinical trials worldwide of experimental and already approved drugs that might be repurposed to fight COVID-19. With the

Spanish flu, one of the primary treatments was aspirin. At the time physicians were recommending 30 grams of aspirin daily, which

we now know is toxic. Because of this many medical historians believe many of the deaths from the Spanish flu were either caused

or accelerated by aspirin poisoning.

Global communications and sharing of information are also

significantly better than in 1918, which has seen researchers sharing

data on the pandemic, the virus, and numerous drugs, with governments

doing the same.

The COVID-19 epidemic is without a doubt an enormous and

unique challenge worldwide, and the battle is nowhere near being

over. But history points out that pandemics, from the 1918 Spanish flu,

polio, Asian flu, Swine Flu, and Ebola to name a few, all eventually

end. When the COVID-19 pandemic will end is hard to predict. But

know this, it will end.

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In case you have not noticed, there is an elephant in the room. He is not left over from the circus, but

he is a huge issue that must be addressed and dealt with as soon as possible. The issue is how to make up

the revenue lost due to Rajah Shrine being shut down along with most everything else.

I suggested that we could rent out the Potentate’s boat or have Ron Rapp, P.P. help us to get a Tastykake

business going. Both those ideas failed to get support from the principals involved. Now the serious stuff

- let’s break down the problem and come up with a solution.

The problem is major fund-raising projects and ongoing events were canceled or shut down for several

months. Total lost revenue is heading toward six figures.

Dennis Royer The solution is us, the Nobles of Rajah Shrine. Rajah Shrine has been strong due to continuous strong

leadership and dedicated Nobles. In the past, Nobles have given their time and talent wherever and whenever

there was a call. Now, some do not feel safe or comfortable on the front line, so to speak, of fund-raising activities. Those Nobles

can still help and be counted upon.

A few months ago, many of us received a gift of $1200 from Uncle Sam. Free, unsolicited money. We had to do absolutely

nothing for it, it was just “puff” and we were $1200 richer. There may be another one on the way soon. Many of us do not need that

money. It is just a fact. There are many organizations out there who could use a helping hand. Your Shrine, Rajah Shrine, is one of

them. Imagine if each Noble just contributed 10% of his “free money”?

Sure, Rajah Shrine isn’t broke, but it’s taking a hit. Fund Raising is going to be harder than ever. If you can afford it, send a

check. If you cannot help with a fund-raising event, send a check. A direct donation is the simple and easy way to help your Rajah

Shrine remain strong and help it overcome this shortfall. I am confident the proud Nobles will contribute to maintain the strong

history and traditions of Rajah Shrine.

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Walter Lamm,

Secretary

LEBANON SHRINE CLUB

CARAVANERS

The Rajah Caravaners have been active during the past few weeks. We have been doing some

maintenance of the Oasis Campground and partaking in some camping there as well.

In June, eight camping units participated in a weekend campout at the Oasis.

July afforded us another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, and each other's company at the Oasis.

August will find us in Lancaster, camping and taking in the Site and Sound presentation of "Ester".

I would also note that Ill. Sir Earl Binder has been dealing with a troublesome ankle injury. We are

hopeful this will not prevent he and Lady Amy from joining us on our ventures.

Please keep him in your daily devotions.

We have elected a new President. Noble Rev. David Newhart has decided to step down from that position

and allow Noble Cliff Fromm take command. Noble Dave is anticipating a move to Elizabethtown, and

could not fulfill his duties as President from there.

And again, if anyone wishes to join us in the great outdoors, contact any officer or member. Keep the Faith. and Camp On

John Grumbein

ORIENTAL BAND

Kermit the Frog always said, "It's not easy being green". Well green is a lot better than being yellow,

and a whole lot better than being red. Thank goodness there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

The Oriental Band held it's first meeting since March on July 7. It was certainly good to see the

members and their ladies in person instead of talking on the phone.

It was also great to see some of the members of the Divan in attendance. We were honored to have the

Illustrious Sir, Marv Miller, and his Lady Marie in attendance. We were glad to get first-hand information

on the future goings on at Rajah Shrine.

On a sad note, the band lost one its members, Harold Clay, a 27-year member, to the Black Camel in

June. Harold is survived by his wife Jean, a son Steve, and daughters Terry and Sue.Also we learned that

Kim Kegerise passed unexpectedly. You'll remember Kim as the bugler who called the horses to the gate

at our annual Horse Races.

This seems to be the highs and the lows of the band for the past few months. Hopefully, I will have

more to report next issue. Remember to keep supporting our Hospitals.


Jere Lesher,

PP

Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

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• Debit & Credit Cards

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LEGION OF HONOR

Things are gradually coming back to normal. Hopefully, everything will continue to improve, but that

is far from a “given.” Maintain social distancing, wear your mask, wash your hands frequently, try to be

patient. Let us all hang in there and keep our fingers crossed.

June was our first LOH meeting in several months and Commander Clint was pleased to announce

that the Commander’s Ball will take place on August 29th. He conveys his best to everyone for enduring

COVID-19. It’s been a tough year for all the Clubs and Units and Rajah Shrine in general. This pandemic

didn’t set off our Commander’s or our Potentate’s year to a good start.

One thing to consider for next year. Our planned trip to the International Tattoo in Norfolk, VA for 2020

was cancelled due to the pandemic. We are scheduling that trip again on April 16 & 17, 2021. A flyer will

be sent as soon as we have all the information. Those who had scheduled for the 2020 trip get first dibs. There

will be a limited number of reservations, probably around 50, so get yours in early. This trip is restricted

to adults only. If you have never attended this event, give it serious thought. I have yet to hear a negative

comment from those who have attended in years past. Everyone thought it was great.

PROVOST GUARD

Ok, so we’ve made it this far and it looks like we still have a long way to go before we receive the all

clear sign to continue as we had prior to the big shut down this past March due to the COVID-19 situation.

Although there has been a lifting of some of the restrictions regarding meetings and limitations of group

gatherings, we hopefully will be able to get back to the way things were – albeit, in a new normal.

After the restrictions placed on all of us by our Pennsylvania governor for a few months, we have

moved slowly from the red phase to the yellow phase to the green phase and we were able to once again

hold our regular meetings, with of course, some restrictions.

After the easing of the limitations and moving to the green phase, President Bob Himes sought permission

and we held our first Provost Guard meeting in three months on

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June 16. At that meeting, those present agreed that we should

plan to meet monthly and to move forward with our schedule

but abiding by all of the current rules and regulations.

We continued our plans for the summer and fall, however,

in adhering to the restrictions of groups sizes, the Illustrious Sir

Marv Miller has since decided that in the best interest of our

Rajah Shrine members, the Pote’s Picnic and other meetings/

dinners/gatherings, should either be cancelled or postponed

with the intent of keeping our members and guests safe from

any potential harm.

We have since learned that the Rajah Shrine Night at the

Fightin’ Phils has been canceled as are ALL Minor League

Baseball activities. And the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association has

cancelled the annual convention in Virginia Beach, therefore,

Colonel Dennis Loch, of Rajah Provost and Chief of the MASA-

Provost Guard, is making alternative arrangements to hold our

annual meeting and installation of officers by virtual means.

Details of which will be announced shortly.

But, as of this date, we still plan on holding our annual

Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, October 10th. PLEASE mark

your calendar and come out and support your Provost Guard.

It certainly has been a wild and woolly spring & summer,

but for now, we hope that everyone is abiding by the health and

safety restrictions placed on us and that we will be able to meet

freely once again in the very near future.

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STAYING CONNECTED

TO FELLOW NOBLES

DURING TIMES OF

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Social distancing doesn’t mean being socially disconnected.

There are many ways our nobles, family and friends can keep in

touch and support one another in these difficult and uncertain times.

We’ve put together six ways to stay connected:

• Check in with fellow nobles by email, text and phone. This

small gesture can make a huge difference.

• Arrange a regular FaceTime call with a fellow noble or close

friend for a virtual coffee date.

• Set up a Zoom meeting. An online conference call is a great

way to continue your club or unit meetings or for several friends to

catch up.

• Check in on friends on social media. In addition to the Shriners

International social pages and your temple social channels, Shriners

Around the World is an active group of nobles, families and

supporters. Find the group on Facebook and connect with nobles

across the globe.

• Gather friends for a Watch Party. Netflix is offering watch

party options that allows friends to view movies together.

• Send a card or postcard to a friend or fellow noble. Go old

school and surprise someone with a handwritten note.

Bill Trusty,

President

those heavy clam pots.

MOTOR

CORPS

Thank you to everyone who

came out to attend the Horse

Races. With the partnership of

the Rajah Oriental Band, we

donated enough money for a

new clam shed at the Complex.

No more traveling from the storage

building to the clam bake area with

We are looking forward to parading this Fall and

MASA in 2021. Anyone interested in joining the

Motor Corp please contact me at 484-797-2995 or our

Secretary, Terry Hulsizer at 484-721-3866. Hoping

everyone stays safe for the rest of the Summer and a

prosperous Fall. Stay healthy!

RAJAH WINS

MEMBERSHIP AWARD

Recruitment and retention are keys to a strong

fraternity. The Shrine International Membership Award

Program recognizes temples who experience a net gain

or improvement in regular membership during the

calendar year. After all the counting was done, Shriners

International finished the 2019 calendar year with 29

Hall of Fame Gold Award temples, 44 Silver Award

Temples and 36 Bronze Award temples.

Award winning temples are usually recognized

during Imperial Session but because of the pandemic,

an alternative way to recognize and honor these temples

is being planned.

Rajah Shrine is proud to have won a Bronze award

with an improvement of 2% from the previous year.

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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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Irene Roberts at her birthday

party, April 28, 2020

THE OLDEST LIVING

SHRINERS HOSPITALS

FOR CHILDREN PATIENT

Irene Roberts turned 103 this April, and as far as we know, she is the oldest living Shriners

Hospitals for Children patient! Irene was born on April 28 in McLaughlin, South Dakota.

She was alive during the Spanish Flu pandemic but only learned about it when she was older.

At age 6, Irene developed what was called infantile paralysis, but is now know as polio.

The local doctors tried many remedies to help Irene but they were all unsuccessful. Her luck

changed when a small town horse-and-buggy-doctor named Dr. Twining, who by chance

was a Shriner, referred Irene to the newly opened Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in

Minnesota, thus beginning her long and very hard road to recovery.

Irene spend many months at the Shriners Hospital. She recovered full use of her legs but

her right arm remained paralyzed. With only one good arm, she experienced many challenges. Yet as time went on, Irene adjusted

to her new life and learned how to do things differently.

Irene became a school teacher and married when she was 21. She raised eight children and has quite a few grandchildren. In fact,

three of her grandchildren played in the Montana East-West Shrine Football game.

Looking back, Irene lived through some incredible times. Not only was she around for the Spanish Flu and World War I, she

lived through the Great Depression, World War II, and right on through into the age of technology, witnessing the invention of TV,

computers and the internet and the moon landing.

Irene says the key to her long and prosperous life has been helping others. She was active in the community, volunteering with

her church and with the local food share program.

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NEW IMPERIAL

POTENTATE IS ELECTED

James R. “Jim” Smith of Georgetown, Texas, was elected Imperial Potentate, part

of the 12-member body that helps govern the Shriners fraternity, in Tampa, Florida, on

July 11, 2020. He is serving his 10th year as a member of the Boards of Directors for

Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Smith is from Racine, Wisconsin. For more than 30 years, he worked in the material

handling business. He was part-owner of Smith’s Shamrock Oil Company in Phillips,

Wisconsin.

James and his wife, Alice, have been married for 48 years. They have a daughter,

Abigail, a son, Jason, and five grandchildren. His hobbies include traveling, barbequing,

and visiting with his grandkids.

ANNIVERSARY OF THE EDITORIAL WITHOUT WORDS

The photo known as the “Editorial Without Words” is one of the Shriners fraternity’s

most recognizable images. It was taken almost by accident, 50 years ago, on June 11, 1970,

in Evansville, Indiana. This special moment, captured for all time, eloquently illustrates the

relationship between the Shriners fraternity and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Hadi Shriners in Evansville was holding its annual summer picnic. Patients were invited,

and everyone enjoyed a day of food, fun and carnival rides. Towards the end of the day, Shriner

Al Hortman, who became a Shriners after his daughter, Laura, was treated at Shriners Hospitals

for Children, noticed a young girl who needed help. On this day, Noble Hortman lifted Bobbi

Jo Wright and her crutches and carried her from ride to ride. A local newspaper photographer,

Randy Dieter, captured the photo with a long lens and the two walked past him. Dieter wouldn’t

realize until much later how much impact that single image would have. Neither would the

Shriners, or Bobbi Jo herself.

Today, Bobbi Jo lives independently and is active in her church. She spends much time and

energy traveling and speaking on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children, and meeting and

encouraging other patients and families.

The famous photo has been reproduced on stained-glass windows, mosaics, tie tacks, pins

and more.

A larger-than-life replica of the “Editorial Without Words” stands outside the Shriners

International Headquarters building in Tampa, Florida, and statues mark many temples and

Shriners Hospitals locations.

LEHIGH SHRINE CLUB

Roger C. Reis

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Fellow Nobles, greetings from the Lehigh Shrine Club. We hope you are enjoying the warm weather

and spending extra time with your family.

We have had no Club activities since my last report due to the COVID19 virus. All meetings in July and

August have been cancelled. Regretfully, this includes our Annual Interclub Nite on August 19.

We hope you are well and keeping in touch with our Brothers by e-mail or by telephone. It only takes

a few minutes to brighten the day of a lonely fellow Shriner.

Now that the Temple is open, be sure to support and attend your Clubs and Units. Without member

participation, we WILL cease to exist!

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


Ill. Sir Marvin Miller opened the

meeting. There were 39 nobles present

Recorder Les Werley read the names of

6 Candidates for membership

After the formal business, there were discussions on how to move

forward under the new virus restrictions

Dennis Royer, Pres. Lebanon S.C.

spoke to issues currently facing

Rajah.

Ron Klee, P.P., Chairman of the Sportsman’s

Raffle speaks to the membership

Ron addressed the issues facing this

Year’s Sportsman’s Raffle

All agreed that difficult decisions will

have to be made.

Chaplin Rev. David Newhart closed the meeting with

an uplifting anecdote

Relaxing after the meeting, Front row L-R Dennis Snoke, Terry Hulsizer, Greg Miller, Bill Remo

P.P. , second row, L-R Ron Rapp P.P. and Chief Rabban Kraig Leiby

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Pote’s Balls of the Past

In anticipation of the upcoming Potentate’s Ball we take a look

at past balls and their themes

Enchantment Under the Sea

Old Fashion Block

Party

An Evening Under the Stars

A Magic Carpet Ride

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Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

CHANTERS

Since our last report on these pages, we are sorry to report the passing of a long time Mason, Rajah

Shriner and Chanter, Noble Donald G. (Punky) Miller on June 15, 2020. Punky was very active in our

Unit up until the very end. Noble Miller was a great example of what the true meaning is of a brother

Mason and Shriner, as he upheld his membership in living his day-by-day life of those lessons we are all

taught; to be kind to one another, to help everyone in need and to love one another.

Punky left behind his wife of 60 years, Mary, a son Dwayne, currently President of the Chanters,

daughter Sherry, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Punky was a second tenor in the Chanters, served a year as President and almost 20 years as our treasurer.

But, above all else, he leaves a hole in the sole of the Rajah Chanters. May you rest in peace Brother Donald.

“WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.”

As we move forward, we are looking at an entirely different situation than when we began this year. In times like these it is those

who obey the rules and regulations, truly know that we will emerge stronger and better equipped to face the future.

In the last few weeks, we have learned that the Imperial Session in Kansas City was cancelled, the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association

Fall meeting is cancelled, the Rajah Shrine Night at the Fightin’ Phils is cancelled and the list goes on and on. However, Illustrious

Sir Marv Miller, Potentate of Rajah Shrine, assures us that your Divan, the Trustees and many others are working together to keep

us safe when we next attend a function at the Rajah Shrine Complex.

Elsewhere in this edition of the Rajah News you will find important information pertaining to the planned events and meetings

that are affected by the current situation.

We were planning on having our own Bruce Rohrbach installed President of the Shrine Chanter Association - International

and Dave DeTurk installed President of the MASA-Chanters. However plans have changed, and all of the officers in both of these

organizations will stay in place until their respective meeting in 2021.

Although, we, too, have been affected, we have scheduled meetings and rehearsals while adhering to all of the guidelines to keep

our Chanters safe. We look forward to the day when we can sing and entertain our fellow Nobles and their ladies and to be in front

of the community spreading joy in voice and music.

In the meantime, please be safe and keep a song in your heart.

HOSPITAL SERVICES

Over the months since the virus shut down, I and a few others have been transporting patients to the

Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. Some of the nobles have wisely

decided to not be involved due to underlying health issues with

themselves or significant others.

It has been difficult at times. One example, Enterprise has cut

back on their hours during this pandemic which can make it difficult

sometimes to keep the rentals down to one day if an appointment

runs too late in the day.

In truth, we have only been doing vital trips since the hospital

is only seeing those patients whose treatment can’t be delayed.

Eric Kissinger

We now have a list of health questions to ask the parents before we

can proceed with trip arrangements. Once at the hospital, with our

face masks on, we are all tested for temperature and asked health questions. Due to lack of

income, we are starting to use the Rajah hospital van rather than the rentals to save costs.

Lately, we’ve had an increase in trips, so possibly things are starting to move again.

Our club has not had any meetings since the shutdown and none are scheduled. It is best,

we feel, to keep vigilant in protecting those who could be vulnerable. To that end, all our

events have been canceled including our annual raffle, since there are no events where we

would normally sell tickets.

We can only hope the virus will finally be brought under control and things will start

opening up and we can all get back to our regular lives.

This is a color sketch of

Eric by an artist who does

renderings of people who

serve the community

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Sam Ellis

Forks of the Delaware Tin Lizzies

As this is being written, mid-July, the COVID-19

virus is stilling raging in most of the country. As

we know, it has brought most Masonic and Shrine

activities to a standstill. Yet there are signs that some

activities, at least regarding Rajah, are starting to up

again. The Stated Meeting was held on July 15 with no

problems. The Potentate’s Ball will be held on August

8, and the Legion of Honor’s Commander’s Ball is still

scheduled for August 29.

The Tin Lizzies had their first meeting since the

shutdown on July 23rd. We held the meeting at St. John’s

Church in Farmersville where we bake shoofly pies. We

normally meet at Whitfield Lodge in Tatamy.

The club is planning to go ahead with our Clam Bake on August 15 at Bady’s

Grove, Wind Gap. Flyers will be sent out soon.

The Tin Lizzie State Police Face Mask project has been completed with over

600 masks distributed among four State police barracks. The club’s treasurer, Ron Barron, fabricated and sewed the masks with

Mike Kish handling the distribution. It was Mike’s idea to donate the masks. The concept started with donations to one barracks

and ballooned to four at the suggestion of club president Larry Silfies.

As of this writing no parades are scheduled, but we are hoping that situation changes soon so that we can do our full slate of

October parades. October is our busiest time for parades.

The club is also anticipating starting up our shoofly baking in early September. We have had several requests for the tasty pies

and hopefully we will be ramping up production soon.

So, with Shriners optimism, we look forward to better things ahead. But in the meantime, please wear your masks and practice

social distancing as best you can. Together we can beat this thing.

Dick Snell ,

Vice President

on the big-time pro bass tour. He is

looking forward to sharing with the

club some of his experiences.

With things being on hold and or

cancelled, there is not much to talk

about. Looking forward to things

getting back to normal (if they ever

will) and seeing many of you at the

events that support of cause. Stay safe

but enjoy the summer!

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ANGLERS

After many weeks, the Anglers had an opportunity to meet at the end of June. While not too well

attended, it was just nice to meet and carry on some of the activities we do for club and for the Shrine.

During the quarantine we lost the opportunity of at least two overnight trips and several day trips. Thank

goodness for trout season and the opening of lakes and parks.

Items of discussion were the success of the circus, future fishing, upcoming parades and future

sauerkraut preparation and sales. We are going to be in need of selling sauerkraut because, by the end

of September or October, we’ll be bagging the fall cabbage. Whether you are an angler or not we would

appreciate any selling you could do to help us out. There are plenty of bags in the freezer out in the pavilion.

Two things to look forward to are a planned fish fry for anglers and their ladies; also I found that

a neighbor of

mine fished


POTE’S PINS, MINI WORKS

OF ART AND LOVE, PART 3

Every new potentate of Rajah Shrine creates a special lapel pin that depicts his theme

and celebrates his year in office. Over the period of this series we’ve seen how the Rajah

Potentate’s pins have evolved from a simple year pin to very creative and symbolic pieces

of art.

In the last issue, we reviewed pins from 2001 to year 2010. In this final edition of a threepart

series, we’ll look at the pins from 2011 to the current year. We begin with Ill. Sir Ron

Klee’s pin that depicts a carnival theme.

Ill. Sir Ronald Klee - 2011

Ill. Sir William A. Remo - 2012 Ill. Sir Edwin L. Engle - 2013 Ill. Sir Thomas V. Conlon Sr. - 2014

Ill. Sir Glenn T. Sattizahn - 2015 Ill. Sir Lawrence S. Bortz III - 2016 Ill. Sir David E. Evans - 2017

Ill. Sir Jared Kichline - 2018

Ill. Sir Michael J. Zerbe - 2019 Ill. Sir Marvin J. Miller - 2020

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Jeffery L. Sowder

Imperial Potentate

THE IMPORTANCE OF MEMBERSHIP

Dear fellow Nobles,

When the subject of membership development is raised, have you ever (mentally or actually) just

rolled your eyes, and said, “That’s all leadership ever talks about?” Be honest.

So, why do we “always” bring up the importance of increasing our membership numbers?

And why do we say it is the responsibility of every noble to work on this?

The obvious answers would be that the fraternity – and the temples – need appropriate funds to

operate effectively, that we support on of the most amazing and generous philanthropies in the world,

and, as part-owners, we need to do our part financially, as well as volunteering. More members means

we are more financially sound and stable.

Those are valid reasons, but they are secondary ones.

We want to encourage good men to join us because, as Shriners, they will have unique opportunities

to experience what it means to be part of a selfless, compassionate brotherhood, to improve the world

and their home communities; to make incredible difference in the lives of children and to have fun. Shriners are known and loved

worldwide because of what they believe in and stand for, and for their actions on behalf of their fraternal family and others.

Every one of us shares in the amazing accomplishments of the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children – from first steps to

first words spoken clearly – and in the joys and sorrows of our fraternal brothers. Each one of us truly is part of a worldwide caring

family.

We stress membership development because we want to share this life with as many good men as possible. And, as I have said

all year, JUST One of us, and every one of us, can help make that happen.

Thank you for being a part of and continuing this effort.

Yours in the faith

Jeffery L. Sowder

Imperial Potentate, Shriners International

Editor’s note: This letter was reprinted from Shriner Magazine. Rajah Membership Chairman, Duane

Dellecker felt the message was one of the best explanations on the need to increase membership that we

have seen to date.

Rajah Shriners

Honored on Hero

Banners

In order to honor present and prior military

veterans, the Borough of Fleetwood is conducting

a program that displays Military Hero banners on

light poles along Main Street and in Fleetwood

Park. Along with other locals who served in the

military, Nobles William Quinn and Michael

Quinn now have their pictures displayed as part

of the program. Both Bill and Mike were in the

Air Force during the cold war era. Bill has served

in many positions in Rajah and is a Goodwill

Ambassador Emeritus and a Rajah Photographer.

And like his father, Mike has held a number

of offices in Rajah and is now Secretary of the

Provost Guard and serves as Rajah’s Colonel/Parade Marshal. Both are past commanders of the Legion of Honor.

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FEZZY SUPPORTS A

CUDDLY CAUSE!

By Sam Ellis

On National American Teddy Bear Day, November 14, 2013, Shriners Hospitals for Children

held a press conference and introduced Fezzy, its first Love to the Rescue Ambassador.

Fezzy, who proudly wears the iconic Shriner red fez, was given the mission to raise

awareness and support for the innovative care available at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

“It was a natural fit for us to make our first Love to the Rescue ambassador a teddy bear,”

said John Cinotto, then Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

“Depending on the child’s needs, teddy bears can be used to teach young patients about upcoming medical procedures

and outcomes or may be given to patients to help ease the apprehension surrounding a hospital stay or surgery. All of these special

touches help alleviate a child’s stress, which is an important part of the healing process.”

The Vermont Teddy Bear company was chosen as the vendor to make the stuffed bear and to distribute it on behalf of the

hospitals. The company was offering a 4' and 18" versions of Fezzy. And with each purchase 20% of the proceeds go to benefit

Shriners Hospitals.

“Our bears have brought a smile to our customers’ faces for more than 30 years now, but to know that Fezzy will help kids heal

faster for years to come makes us smile even more,” said Vermont Teddy Bear’s CEO

Bill Shouldice during the press conference.

Larry Christman

Since his introduction seven years ago, Fezzy has become the official mascot, hug

deliverer and fundraiser all in one for the hospitals. And sales are booming especially

since Shrine International has ramped up awareness with a successful

television ad campaign.

Greetings from your String Band,

To order a Fezzy I found two sources.

1) Go to www.vermontteddybear.com/shriners. Or call 1-800-

829-bear. You’ll have the option of purchasing a 4-foot Fezzy or a

smaller 18-inch version

2) Go to buildabear.com Once on the site, in the search area enter

Fezzy Bear. You’ll be taken to a page where you can purchase a 15-

inch Fezzy. From this site you can also donate a bear to a Shriners

Hospital patient.

I hope everyone is healthy and safe, that you are enjoying the summer weather and that you got a bang

out of the 4th of July.

It wasn’t the same not being able to play at two great parades, Lititz, and Glenside. We will all miss the

comradery of MASA. The Hospitality Room, the Friday Night Float Ride down Atlantic Avenue, and the

Saturday Parade. It was a smart move by Masa to cancel and keep everyone safe.

As of this time, I believe there are no parades scheduled for the rest of 2020. Probably a good idea. We

can focus on next season.

When we are able to gather for rehearsal once again, there is an open invitation for new musicians to

join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Complex. Don’t worry if you’re a little rusty,

we’ll help you and make you feel welcome.

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.

Hope to see you soon.

STRING BAND

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Rev. David

Newhart

THE CHAPLAIN’S STUDY

There is a story of a farmer wanting to sell his farm he had worked for over 25 years. A real estate agent

looked it over and brought him the newspaper ad. It read: For sale, lovely 200-acre farm in the midst of

Pennsylvania Dutch country has 30 acres of fine pasture land, 80 acres of the best cultivating land for corn,

soy beans, or wheat, excellent potato field of 30 acres, the rest in woodland. Spring-fed stream never dries

up and lard barn with two silos and 50 head of milkers, and a stone farmhouse. The farmer read the ad and

gave it back to the agent and told him he wasn’t going to sell, the agent was a little angry and asked why.

The farmer replied, “Well, all my life I wanted a farm like that and now that I have it, I think I’ll keep it.”

We so often do not appreciate what we already have. We so often do not know how to use what God

has already given us. We so often overestimate who we are and our importance in this world and also

underestimate the power of God in our lives.

The problem is that because we overestimate what we want to do by ourselves, we underestimate what

God can do for us and what he can do with us.

How easy is it for us to just sell the farm to look for something we think is better. We want to sell the farm because we see

everything that is wrong with the farm, or that we can’t see what can be done with the farm as it is. For that reason, we are always

looking for something that is better, rather than looking forward to what God’s spirit can work in us with what we already have.

That is why we consistently lose our potential for growth. We always seem to want to find the excuse as to why a thing cannot

be done rather than fin the best way to accomplish God’s will and bring about the power of his kingdom. That is why Jesus warned

his disciples with these words, “Not everyone who says Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven. But only the one who does the

will of my father in heaven. Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his

house on a rock.”

It is the words of Paul in the Romans letter that impresses me the most. “I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for in it the righteousness

of God is revealed through faith, the righteous shall live by faith.”

Those who live to trust God and his will for them will learn that the Gospel, as it is revealed, will show you God’s will. Are you

worried that you do not know enough about God? Then read the Gospel, go to church, involve yourself in the work of the Church

for it is in doing God’s work that we do the Word of God among his people.

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CORRECTION: In the June – July issue, in the article Shriners Working During

the COVID-19 Pandemic,

I incorrectly reported

that Dave and Brenda

Frees’ company Radical

Restorations, Inc., removed

bodies from crimes scenes.

That was incorrect and I

apologize for any negative

feedback or inconvenience

that may have caused Dave

and Brenda.

Sam Ellis - Editor

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.

JAMES W. BEAM

512 HEADINGTON LANE

NEW HOLLAND, PA 17557

JOHN FERREIRA

18232 29TH SW #519

ALLENTOWN, PA 18103

JOHN A. FUHRMAN

6872 KERNSVILLE ROAD

OREFIELD, PA 18069-1952


Obituaries

RAYMOND J. ASENDORF

MARYLAND

DIED: OCTOBER 29, 2019

HAROLD A. CLAY

ALLENTOWN

DIED: JUNE 7, 2020

HAROLD H. CORL

LEBANON

DIED: JUNE 20, 2018

CARL S. CROUSE

MACUNGIE

DIED: MAY 2, 2020

CLIFFORD L. DEFREES

READING

DIED: MARCH 28, 2020

ROBERT G. ECKROTH

READING

DIED: MAY 20, 2020

CARL E. FLEMING

EASTON

DIED: JUNE 2, 2020

EDWARD L. FRACK

ALLENTOWN

DIED: MAY 30, 2020

TOMIO M. GARRAY

LANCASTER

DIED: APRIL 23, 2020

WILLIAM S. GROFF, JR.

FLORIDA

DIED: 2015

DONALD C. HAAG

MALVERN

DIED: MAY 1, 2020

MARLIN E. HAMM

NEW TRIPOLI

DIED: JUNE 13, 2020

DONALD H. HEPLER

READING

DIED: MARCH 18, 2020

JOHN A. HOFFERT, JR.

READING

DIED: APRIL 20, 2020

A Family Tradition of Courteous, Dignified Service

Offering Traditional & Contemporary

Funeral & Cremation Services

Affordable Cremation

at our

On-Site Crematory

Six generations thoughtfully dedicated

to those we serve for over 100 years…

JOHN H. SIMONS

Supervisor

FRANCES BENSING

Funeral Director

HERBERT F. HOUCK

NEW BERLINVILLE

DIED: MAY 25, 2019

PAUL W. KRAUSE

SLATINGTON

DIED: MARCH 17, 2020

JOHN R. LEBID

PINE GROVE

DIED: MAY 3, 2020

DONALD C. LONG

FLEETWOOD

DIED: JULY 7, 2020

MELVIN E. MCLEAN

LANSFORD

DIED: MAY 10, 2020

DONALD G. MILLER

LEESPORT

DIED: JUNE 15, 2020

HARRY P. PAINTER

BIRDSBORO

DIED: JUNE 16, 2020

PHILIP D. ROWE, JR.

READING

DIED: APRIL 23, 2020

JOHN M. SAUSEN

OLEY

DIED: APRIL 19, 2020

DALTON C. SHADE

KEMPTON

DIED: APRIL 21, 2020

EDGAR L. SHOWALTER

REINHOLDS

DIED: APRIL 8, 2020

JAMES E. SMITH, JR.

JIM THORPE

DIED: JANUARY 23, 2020

DONALD L. TROUTMAN

WOMELSDORF

DIED: JUNE 26, 2020

www.bensingfuneralhome.net

610-759-3901

2165 Community Drive (Route 946 Moorestown)

Bath, PA 18014

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Rajah Shrine

P.O. Box 40 , Blandon, PA 19510

Vol 78 June-July 2020 No. 4

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1

Past Masters/

Chanters/

Hospital Service

Picnic

Caravaners -

Away

Concert Band

Provost Guard

Family Picnic

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Chanters

Bethlehem S. C.

Directors Staff

Board of

Directors

Rajah Ladies

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Caravaners -

Away

Chanters

Dance Band

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Motor Corps

Chanters

Oriental Band

POTE'S PICNIC

SET-UP

Caravaners -

Away

POTE'S PICNIC

& MINI-

CEREMONIAL

AT COMPLEX

Anglers

Caravaners -

Away

String Band

Golf Club/Mt.

Valley

Lehigh S.C.

Inter-Club Night

Mounted Patrol

POTE'S PICNIC

TEARDOWN

BINGO-

(Anglers)

Caravaners -

Away

BINGO-

(Anglers)

BINGO-

(Chanters)

Rajah S.C.

Noble Riders

Poker Run

LOH - Exec &

Stated Morning

Meeting

The Ones That

Didn't Get Away!

23

Noble Riders

Cedars Family

Picnic

30

31

Chanters

Chanters

24

25 26 27 28 29

Membership

Mtg. - 6:30 PM

Units/Clubs -

7:30 PM

Tin Lizzies

Hospital Service

11 AM - Complex

BINGO-

(Legion)

Rajah

Bulletin

Board

Ladies Basket

Bingo

Moved from August

28 to October 16

Pote’s Picnic

canceled

BINGO - CANCELED

UNTIL FURTHER

NOTICE

AUGUST 2020

Pote’s Ball

Moved from April 18 to

August 8

LOH Commander’s Ball

Moved from May 9 to

August 29

Ladies Jewelry

Raffle & Fashion

Show - Canceled

Sportsmen's Raffle -

Canceled

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 5

Caravaners -

Rajah

FALL MASA

SPORTSMEN'S

RAFFLE

12:00 NOON

Caravaners -

Rajah

Noble Riders

String Band

Picnic

Oriental Band

Anglers

Cedars

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Caravaners -

Rajah

Chanters

Office Closed

Labor Day

LOH - Exec &

Stated

Carbon S.C.

Golf Club/

Hidden Valley

Cedars

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30

Caravaners -

Rajah

BINGO-

(Anglers)

Lancaster S.C.

BINGO-

(Anglers)

SEPTEMBER 2020

Caravaners -

Rajah

Rajah S.C.

Caravaners -

Rajah

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Chanters Provost Guard Mounted Patrol

SPORTSMEN'S

Board of Brandywine S.C. Car Club

RAFFLE

Directors

BINGO-

Gun Club

SET-UP

(Chanters)

Rajah Ladies

Motor Corp.

Chanters

Lebanon S.C.

Chanters

Clowns

Schuylkill S.C.

Membership

Mtg. - 6:30 PM

Units/Clubs -

7:30 PM

POTE’S TRIP - NORTHEAST COAST CRUISE

North Penn S.C.

Golf Club

Membership

Meeting

Cedars

Tin Lizzies

Caravaners -

Rajah

BINGO -

(Legion)

FALL MASA

Caravaners -

Rajah

Past Masters

Club

Caravaners -

Rajah

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