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Rajah News

HOOKED ON

2020

MARVIN J. MILLER, POTENTATE

HELPING KIDS

Vol. 79 December 2020-January 2021 No. 1

Season’s Greetings

From Illustrious Sir Marvin Miller

And Lady Marie


Shriners International

Shriners International reimagines Beashrinernow.com

reimagines Beashrinernow.com

After months of collaboratio

International leadership, me

development, designers, and

officially launched the new

Beashrinernow.com website

After months of collaboration

with Shriners International

leadership,

membership

development, designers, and

writers, we have officially launched

the new Beashrinernow.com

website.

The reimagined site highlights the

fun, fellowship and philanthropy

that are the hallmarks of being a

Shriner. While preserving the 150

years of fraternal traditions, the new

beashrinernow.com membership

recruitment system takes steps to

promote relevance to a new and

diverse generation of men of good

character.

The reimagined site highlight

fellowship and philanthropy

hallmarks of being a Shriner.

the 150 years of fraternal tra

beashrinernow.com member

system takes steps to promo

new and diverse generation

From our history to our mission,

character.

values and support of Shriners

Hospitals for Children, viewers

will learn what it means to be a Shriner and how to take the next steps through one of

three streamlined pathways: Master Mason to Shriner, Entered Apprentices and Fellowcraft

Masons, and those who are not yet Masons.

From our history to our mission, values and support of Shriners H

Children, viewers will learn what it means to be a Shriner and how

next steps through one of three streamlined pathways: Master M

Entered Apprentices and Fellowcraft Masons, and those who are

On the website, a Mason will be prompted to fill out a short form, starting the process of

connecting him with local Shriners who will assist him on the journey to becoming a Shriner.

Interested men who are not yet Masons will be directed to the new beafeemason.org

website, a collaboration between Shriners International, Scottish Rite NMJ and Scottish Rite

SJ, which launched in early 2020.

On the website, a Mason will be prompted to fill out a short form

process of connecting him with local Shriners who will assist him

to becoming a Shriner.

“Whether you are a Mason, not yet a Mason or an active Shriner, beashrinernow.com is

your online source to learn how being a Shriner will enhance your Masonic experience,”

said Jim Smith, Imperial Potentate of Shriners International.

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Interested men who are not yet Masons will be directed to the n

beafeemason.org website, a collaboration between Shriners Inte

Scottish Rite NMJ and Scottish Rite SJ, which launched in early 20


The Potentate’s Message

Es Selamu Aleikum

Dear Fellow Nobles,

Nobles, As my Ladies year as and your Friends: Potentate comes to a close, I want to tell you what an honor and

privilege it has been for my Lady Marie and me to represent Rajah Shrine.

When 2020 began, none of us could have imagined that we would be coping with

the unpredictable coronavirus pandemic. I sincerely regret that, due to COVID-19

issues, many of Rajah’s planned events were canceled; however, we had to do what

was necessary to protect and keep everyone safe.

Regardless of the many disappointments we experienced, I will always be grateful

to have had the opportunity of serving alongside so many committed people. The

members of the Divan and the Official Family have worked tirelessly this year in an

effort to keep our Temple going forward. My Lady and I want to give recognition

and thanks to the Divan and their Ladies for a successful Basket Bingo. Credit also

goes to the officers of the many clubs and units who kept their groups active despite

these trying times. To my dedicated Aides and their Ladies, I want to express my

appreciation for a job well done.

With the holiday season about to begin, please consider attending a holiday event at a club or unit in

addition to your own. Now more than ever, we should support each other.

Lady Marie and I want to thank all the Nobles and their Ladies for their support and encouragement

through the past seven years. Despite the fact that I will probably be remembered as the Pandemic

Potentate, I am grateful to have shared this experience of a lifetime with my Shrine Family.

Good luck to Kraig and Janet – may your year be everything you want it to be.

Lady Marie and I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

May God bless you and keep you safe.

Yours in the Faith, Ill. Marvin J. Miller

Contents

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

Concert Band President Retires.................................................5

Legion of Honor..............................................................5

Bethlehem SC - Back from the Brink........................................6

Director’s Staff................................................................7

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

ES SELAM

Attest:

Anglers............................................................................8

Joe Hagan

2021 Recorder Pote’s Trips............................................................9

Ladies’ Luncheon..........................................................10

Provost Guard...............................................................11

Annual Meeting............................................................12

NOTICE - NOTICE

In This Issue

HOOKED ON

MARVIN J. MILLER, POTENTATE

ALIEKUM ES SELAM Attest: Les A. Werley, Recorder

THE RAJAH SHRINE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON:

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2020 and

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2020 IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS

& FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2021 IN OBSERVANCE OF NEW YEARS DAY

THANK YOU - RAJAH SHRINE OFFICE

HELPING KIDS

Ladies’ Basket Bingo....................................................13

Forks Of The Delaware Tin Lizzies .............................14

Lebanon Shrine Club ...................................................14

Holiday Raffle...............................................................15

Chanters........................................................................18

Mini-Ceremonial...........................................................18

2021 Shrine T-Shirt Order Form...................................19

String Band...................................................................20

Hospital Walk for Love.................................................20

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

Lehigh Shrine Club.......................................................22

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2020


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

sellis4947@aol.com

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

JANUARY 10, 2021

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 To The Public • Smoke Free •

• Refreshments

RECORDER’S

Available for Purchase

MESSAGE

Proceeds Greetings, benefit Nobles Rajah and Shrine Ladies! and

are not deductible as charitable donations.

Where has this year gone? The pandemic has taken so much

away from us, but we have this season to look forward to with

winter and Christmas coming upon us fast. Please be safe

while enjoying the Ladies’ Nights and the Christmas Parties in

December.

Les A. Werley

There will be the Annual Meeting on January 6, 2021, starting

at 7 p.m. at the Rajah Shrine Complex. We will be electing our

officers for 2021. This will be followed by the Mass Installation on January 9, 2021 at

Leesport Farmers Market at 1 p.m.

The 2021 dues notices are out and dues are coming into the office. If you didn’t receive

your notice, please call the office at 610-916-9000 or email: office@rajahshrine.org. We

also have some Nobles that haven’t paid their dues for 2020. Please make every effort to

pay your dues and stay current with your membership.

The Ceremonial for December 12, 2020 has been cancelled.

Bingo is back in business at Rajah Shrine on Thursday nights. We are slowly getting

back on track using social distancing, wearing masks, and taking temperatures of all

players. Screens have been purchased to protect both players and workers.

I would like to thank all Nobles and their Ladies for supporting me the last two years

and being patient with me as I learn the office of Recorder.

Have a Very Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous, Happy, and Safe New Year!

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

119915 20451 20769 21140 21383 21976 22224 22965 23041 23183

23302 23632 24109 24251 24476 24667 24780 25123 25204 25205

25577 25590 25785 CEREMONIALS

26006 26077 26257 26434 27121 27230 27369

27481 27926 27945 27954 28040 28095 28131 28170 28203 28259

Mini-Ceremonials shall be at the discretion

28280 28356 28373 28416 28479 28556 28568 28578 28587 28631

28644 Potentate. 28652 28671 To schedule, 28676 28704 please 28732 contact 28762 the 28789 recorder 28792 at28806

28830 28837 28856 28920 610-916-9000.

28928 28934 28937 28948 28965 28975

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CONCERT BAND

PRESIDENT

RETIRES

By Bryan Snyder

Joe D. McCarthy joined the concert band in 1995 and, after a

quarter century of service to our organization, has now retired. Joe

was given many opportunities to perform with the band and would

often steal the show with his comedic style on the cymbals and

boom-bas. Joe served as Band President for over 22 years and during

his tenure provided the band with progressive ways to provide the

band members with incentives for their service to the band.

Joe led the unit by managing and selling the Pop’s Concert

Program Book and the Annual Lottery Calendar Fund Raiser. Joe

was always introduced as the driving force of the band. True, he was

the Engineer of Transportation and did drive the pick-up truck to pull

the band float for parades. There were no potholes or curbs that he could not overcome. The guys on the float would attest to that.

Joe served as an ambassador for the 100 Million Dollar Club. He promoted that every member of the concert band would

become a member of the 100 Million Dollar Club and did often sell memberships to the general public too. In May, you would

always see Joe at the Redner Mini-Market promoting Shriners Hospitals for Children during the paper crusade. Joe was our band

liaison and attended many Rajah Shrine Unit meetings and programs.

In addition to time serving for the Rajah Shriners, he also served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Band Association of North

America representing all bands from Canada, United States, Mexico and Panama. Joe was the master-of-ceremony for many years

at the MASBA Festival of Music. Joe is Treasurer Emeritus of Williamson Lodge No. 307 and has been a member of the Scottish

Rite Valley of Reading since 1961. Joe was in the military and retired after 28 years of combined service in various branches of the

service. The list is too long to mention.

I must end this article with a big “Thank You” to Joe for all his years of service and all his brotherly love given to all. I know

his heart is for the band and the children that are cared for by the Philadelphia Shriners Hospitals for Children. Best wishes Joe.

Jere Lesher,

PP

list. This far in advance, things usually

change a bit. The trip is restricted to

adults only. Everyone who ever attended

this event thought it was great.

LEGION OF HONOR

Not a whole lot has changed since our last article. Pandemic-wise, it’s still one step forward, then

half a step (or more) back. Hang in there and keep your fingers crossed.

Our Commander's Night on October 13 went well. There were 13 Past Commander's present. A big

thank you to our Ladies who prepared and served the meal. Our Legion Christmas Party is scheduled for

Dec. 20. Hopefully, nothing fouls that up. By the time you read this article, we will have had a planning

meeting and info mailed out.

Here’s another reminder for that trip we have planned to the International Tattoo in Norfolk,

Virginia. It is scheduled for April 16 & 17, 2021. Reservation limit is 47 people. As of Nov. 10, we have

44. If you are

interested and

we get filled up,

put your name

on our waiting

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BACK FROM THE

BRINK, BY HAVING

FUN AND SMOKING

CIGARS

by Sam Ellis

“The club was pretty much ready to fold,” said club secretary

and past president Garrett Newhartz when reflecting on the

Bethlehem Shrine Clubs fortunes in early 2011-12. They were

not getting member turnout at their meetings and the question

was how to keep going? Then came the Rajah Cigar Nights.

The Rajah Potentate at the time was Tom Conlon, who

appreciates a good cigar, and established Cigar Night as a

staple on the Rajah Calendar. Tom said “We started Rajah

Cigar Nights with the goal of bringing Masons and Shriners

together in fellowship and good fun, and the events were very

successful. George Makoul, Bob Holdorff, Ed Frack, and the

guys in Bethlehem Shrine Club always showed up in force to

the events.

George was secretary of the club at the time. “I noticed

the fellowship and fun that I and other members of the club

felt while attending the Rajah Cigar Nights. We always had a

great time.”

Then club president Bob Holdoff appreciated that feeling

too. “Most of the guys showing up at our meetings were cigar

smokers. To Bob and the other small group of regulars it

was clear, “Let’s just build the club around the love of cigar

smoking and bourbon whiskey.” Ed Frack commented that “there was concern that some members would be turned off by the cigar

theme, but the reality was that these nobles were not coming to meetings anyway, so we decided to move ahead.”

Fast forward to a pivotal meeting in early March, 2020, where new club president Tim McCarty and 14 other members discussed

moving forward with a more action oriented agenda including some creative fund raising ideas, with a main goal of dedicating the

monies raised to the Shriners Children’s Hospital and of course carrying on

with the cigar and bourbon theme, and having fun.

The suggestion of selling their own brand of cigar as a fund raiser

was forwarded by President Tim McCarty. And as fate would have it, Ed

Frack had invited a guest, Tim Kramer, who was a friend and a true cigar

aficionado, to speak at a club meeting. When the idea of the club selling

cigars came up in a subsequent conversation, Tim Kramer, mentioned that

he rolls his own cigars. “Tim Kramer was extremely helpful in advising us

on what type of cigar, the tobacco, and flavor, among other things would fit

our needs for a fund raiser.” noted Tim. Pretty soon Mr. Kramer was turning

out a special cigar for the club. Priced at $10, the club cigar is selling very

well. Rajah has given permission for the club to sell their cigars on Cigar

Night and at the Pote’s Picnic.

“It was our first fundraiser in years” noted Tommy Male a long-time

member of the club and who remembers when employees of Bethlehem

Steel were a majority of the club’s membership.

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Members of Bethlehem S.C. at Cigar Night,

Sitting L-R Tim McCarty, George Makoul,

Standing L-R Bobby Berger, Larry Silfies,

Patrick Ridenour, Bob Holdorff, Chris Clauser

In fact, that heritage of Bethlehem Steel inspired president Tim to design

Club President Tim McCarty


the club’s new logo around a profile of a steel beam.

The club now meets at the Caravan Cigar Company,

a unique cigar lounge in the heart of downtown, Bath,

PA. Tim McCarty had a business relationship with the

owners and the club now holds their meetings in an

upstairs conference room. What better place for a cigar

themed club to meet but in a cigar store? Tim says, “The

membership is definitely more engaged now. We just

had our first big fund raiser, a corn hole tournament, on

October 24. We raised over $1,500. And we had great

club participation which shows me that we can have fun

and raise money at the same time”.

When asked to comment on the club’s resurgence,

Illustrious Sir Marvin Miller said “you know the Shrine

was originally established to have fun. It looks like the

nobles in Bethlehem Shrine Club are doing just that. And

building a successful club at the same time.”

A membership meeting in the cigar lounge of CCC,

L-R Ed Frack, Keith Doyle, Tim McCarty, Tom

Male, in back Garrett Newhartz and Jared Kichline,

PP

Carl Solarek,

Secretary

Not a lot of news from our unit since the pandemic has closed most of the Shrine’s events since

March. We had our first meeting at the complex on October 5, since the March shut down. The election

of officers was held with the following nobles elected: Director - Barry Reed, President – Gerry Mengel,

Vice President – Dave DeTurk, Treasurer – Carl “Mic” Frey, Secretary – Carl Solarek.

Director Barry Reed had his annual trip to the Shrine Directors Association Convention cancelled due

to the virus. S.D.A is a very worthwhile event that provides new ideas and policies to run the second section

at the temple’s ceremonials. But as

fate would have it, Rajah canceled

this year’s Ceremonial. Hopefully

the convention and our Ceremonial

will both be back on track for 2021.

Cancellations affected all our

major fund raisers. The sales of

Shriner Jewelry at the Pote’s Picnic and Ceremonial were

lost. Parades that we participate in - the Topton Halloween

and King Frost - were canceled. Pine Grove was scaled down.

Even our Ladies Night, where we thank our ladies for

putting up with our being away attending Shrine activities,

was canceled too.

We plan to get back on a limited schedule with our

November 2 meeting. We still are seeking new members and

looking for the new ideas they will bring to the club.

If you are interested, come to one of our meetings to find

out more about us.

We meet the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the

complex.

It will be a new normal for some time and we know that

we will adjust to these changes as Shriners always prevail

in tough times. Our unit’s motto, “Hold the Rope,” refers to

being there for others in difficult times.

Stay well and safe

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Lions, Tigers…and Shriners? Oh my!

By Shane R. Paisley, Donor Relations Chairman

This October marked the 6th consecutive year for the Philadelphia Hospital’s Walk

for Love event. Previously held on the grounds of LuLu Shriners complex in Plymouth

Meeting, this year’s event received a pretty ‘wild’ change of scenery, partnering with the

Philadelphia Zoo to serve as the host location.

Participants received a private zoo experience with exclusive access to walk, roll or

stroll through the grounds at their leisure (with PPE and social distancing measures) before

the venue opened to the general public. Lincoln, Rajah’s very own Patient Ambassador,

was on site doing a great job of representing our Temple: welcoming participants, talking

with patients, handing out our Pote’s Pins, and eating lots of snacks (like any good

Shriner-in-training should).

Joining forces this year with Noble Jim Atkins (North Penn Shrine Club) and the

Board of Governors Team, Lincoln and Team Rajah raised over $940 in sponsorship

dollars, leading in all categories; Most Donors, Most $ Raised, and Highest Weekly $.

The event raised over $181,000 in combined donations, directly benefiting our Philadelphia Hospital. Special thanks to everyone for

their donations and support of Team Rajah. Join us in person next year!

Shane and Lincoln grab a selfie

at the Zoo entrance

This is Makini, the Philadelphia Zoo's own Lion King.

He greets visitors at Big Cat Falls

Larry Christman

Greetings from your String Band,

Congratulations to all the incoming Officers of Rajah Shrine. I hope we have a better 2021. All String

Band Officers will remain the same as 2020. In spite of all

the parades being cancelled this year, we were still able to

donate to the Hospital from our treasury.

We’re wishing safe travels to our snowbirds and hope

you have a great winter. We will miss you. And to everyone,

best wishes for a safe and healthy Thanksgiving, a very

Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year.

Our next meeting is tentatively in January. As always,

there is an open-door invitation for musicians to play in

the String Band. If you play an instrument, come out to a rehearsal on the second

Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Complex. If you need to brush up, we’ll help you get

started. Just come with your instrument to rehearsal.

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.

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Stay safe.

STRING BAND

Watching the parade in Lititz,

circa 1994


Rajah Shrine 2021

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

Hosted by

CHIEF RABBAN KRAIG & LADY JANET LEIBY

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

Ride the Rails in West Thursday Virginia March & Greenbrier 25 - Sunday Bunker March Tour, 28, 2021 June 25 - 28, 2020

YOUR ARK ENCOUNTER AND CREATION MUSEUM TOUR INCLUDES

• Round trip transportation via private Elite motorcoach equipped with reclining seats and restroom.

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

• Three (3) night's hotel accommodations: one (1) night, Hampton Inn, Zanesville, OH; one (1) night, Hilton Hotel, Florence, KY; and one (1) night, Hampton Inn, Lewisburg, WV.

Included in this trip:

• Five (5) included meals: three (3) breakfasts, two (2) dinners. • Guided tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA

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

• Admission to the Ark Encounter, Williamstown, KY. This full sized Noah's Ark, the largest timber framed building in the world, is built to the dimensions found in the Bible and includes

- 3-nights’ hotel accommodations in Elkins three (3) and decks Lewisburg, of exhibits about the West Flood, Virginia Noah and the animals.

• Admission to the Creation Museum, Petersburg, KY. Over 140 state-of-the-art exhibits bring the pages of the Bible to life.

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

trains

• Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Cincinnati, OH

- Enjoy

• Bunker

evening

Tour at The

performances

Greenbrier Resort, White

of

Sulphur

the Gandy

Springs, WV

Dancer

- Tour the former

Dinner

Top-Secret

Theatre

Cold War

and

Era Buriker

“The

built

Greatest

to house the

Show

U.S. Congress

on Rails”

in the event of a nuclear attack.

- 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

ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM -

WILLIAMSTOWN & PETERSBURG, KY

– 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 HIGHLIGHTS with included baggage handling

• Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump • Waterton Lakes National Park • Glacier National Park • Kootenay National Park • Banff Gondola - Sulfur Mountain

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

•1930s Red Jammer Touring Cars • Going-to-the-Sun Highway • Banff Area Tour • Peyto Lake • Moraine Lake & Valley of the Ten Peaks

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

• Lake Louise & Victoria Glacier • Icefields Parkway • Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer

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

- Includes all • Roundtrip meals deluxe and entertainment motorcoach transportation while to Philadelphia onboard • Airport the (including Norwegian driver gratuities) Breakaway • Roundtrip air transportation to Calgary, Canada

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

• 6 Night Hotel Accomodations • 9 Meals (6 breakfasts & 3 dinners) • Professional Tour Director • Motorcoach transportation • Admissions per Itinerary

• Sightseeing per Itinerary • Baggaage Handling at Hotels

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

Travel arrangements by Boscov’s Travel, 800.782.5605


“Dear Friends,

Welcome! I am delighted to see each of

you here today. As stressful as this year

has been, I have so much to be thankful

for. Since Marv and I began this

journey in 2014, we have many new

friends. We are so blessed to have each of

you in our Shriners family.”

Frist Lady of Rajah Shrine,

Marie Miller

Hostess Sharon Miller,

Lady of the Chief Aide

Aides Ladies, L-R Ruthie Wicker, Barbara Snell, Sharon Miller, Diane Smith,

Beth Frey, and Ann Kohl

The Divan served a terrific meal for 56 ladies

Mic Frey and Chief Aide Greg Miller

waited tables

Dave Matsinko entertained with traditional

acoustic music

First Lady Marie shows off gifts

presented by the Aides

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Divan Servers L-R Duane Dellecker, Kraig Leiby, Les Werley, Joe Hagan, Don

Heimbecker, Ron Szapacs, Ill. Sir Marv Miller

Lady Barbara Dellecker gave

the invocation


Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

PROVOST GUARD

In what has been the most unusual year in our lifetime, here we are, thankfully, at the end of 2020. We

can only pray and hope that 2021 turns out to be THE best year ever!

In wrapping up this year, I can report that as soon as we received the all-clear from the Illustrious

Sir, the Provost Guard began meeting again. We were hopeful of being able to perform our parking and

security duties at some of the functions that were not already cancelled, however, as you all know, just

about everything was completely wiped out.

There were a few exceptions and some activities of the various Units and Clubs were held and some

regularly scheduled monthly meetings did take place, but almost all of the Rajah Shrine temple activities

were either cancelled or postponed to a future date. Those cancellations included both of the Provost Guard’s

Spaghetti Dinners, but we are looking forward to feeding the hungry masses next year at our two Spaghetti

Dinners scheduled for June and October. Exact dates and details will be announced in the next edition of the

Rajah News.

The good news of 2020 is that we did manage to have a successful Rajah Shrine Circus, and we had the

pleasure of seeing Illustrious Sir Marv dress up as a loveable clown.

It is the sincere wish that we can get back to a “new normal” in the coming months and that the current situation does not detract

from our fellow Nobles’ participating in future events of the temple as a whole and the continuation of each of the individual Units

and Clubs meetings, dinners and special functions.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ill. Sir Marv Miller for his outstanding leadership this past year and would like

to thank our First Lady Marie for her support and to thank both of them for their understanding, patience and guidance throughout

this tumultuous time.

And to all of the Divan members, we want to thank you for your support and encouragement and look forward to working with

each of you in the future.

Now, on behalf of President Bob Himes and all of the officers and members of your Rajah Provost Guard, we would like to

wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

AUCTIONEER

HENRY

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PLEASE TAKE NOTE: THE DECEMBER 12, 2020

CEREMONIAL HAS BEEN CANCELED!

ATTENTION ALL NOBLES

ANNUAL MEETING

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 – 7:00 PM

Please be advised that the Annual Meeting of the Nobility of Rajah Shrine

will be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in the

Banquet Hall, Rajah Complex.

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

if necessary,

On the following items:

1. Installation of Temple Officers.

2. And, any other business that may lawfully come before the body.

Marvin J. Miller,

Illustrious PotentateAttest: Les A. Werley, Recorder

“APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR ONE YEAR ONLY”

When a Potentate’s term of office expires, all appointments made by him during his administration

TERMINATE, according to the Imperial Code.

Such appointments include ALL appointed Officers, Potentate’s Aides, members of Committees

and their Chairman, Special Appointees, Directors, Assistant Directors, and all members of the

Potentate’s Staff.

Some uniformed Nobles have mistakenly believed or assumed their appointments to be permanent,

NOT SO! Each Potentate when installed in office must make his own appointments.

The Potentate has the power and authority under Imperial Shrine Law to replace every appointee:

or he may, if he believes it to be in the best interest of the Shrine to retain all appointees by

reappointment.

Traditionally, for the sake of efficiency, many Nobles of demonstrated ability are continued in

office or appointment by reappointment. But this is at the will and pleasure of the incoming Potentate.

In no case is he, or can he be bound by his predecessor. By the same token in no case can any

Potentate bind his successor.

If it is the will and pleasure of the incoming Potentate that the Noble is to continue in his office

or position by reappointment he will be notified by the Potentate to that effect.

Should any Noble not holding appointment by the current Potentate wear a Fez carrying any

title such as “Aide” or any other designation he does so in violation of the code.

Some Nobles seek to perpetuate an appointment fictitiously by adding to the lettering on the

Fez the year or years of their appointment. This is a violation of Imperial Law. The offending may be

informed; but “…Ignorance of the law is no excuse.”

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“It was a successful event by all measurements”

according to Ron Rapp, PP, and Rajah Treasurer.

Rajah Ladies

Basket Bingo

The Ladies Basket Bingo was held at the Rajah

Complex on October 16.

Hosted by First Lady Marie

Miller,with introductions

by Janet Leiby, the event

brought in near $6,000.

There were 103 ladies

playing. Lady Marie said “I

can’t give enough credit to

the Aides, the Divan, and

the Divan Ladies for their

wonderful support.”

Lady Marie Miller hosted

the event

The monies raised go to

Rajah Shrine.

Lois Szapacs and Ann Fromm served food

Barbara Dellecker won a door prize

The Aides and Divan Ladies who supported the event with Lady Marie

L-R Row 1: Diane Smith, Barbara Snell, Lady Marie Miller, Janet Leiby, Ruth Ann Seyler,

Row 2: Barbara Dellecker, Sharon Miller, Beth Frey, Lois Szapacs, Carol Heimbecker

Row 3: Ann Kohl, Ruthie Wicker, Joyce Hagan, Ann Fromm, Karen Guignet

Les Werley presents a prize to a

Bingo winner

Aides and Divan helpers,

L-R Row 1: Richard Snell, Duane Dellecker, Ill. Sir Marvin Miller, Kraig Leiby, Nick Smith.

Row 2: Helmut Wicker, Harold Kohl, Les Werley, Ron Szapacs, Sam Ellis,

Row 3 Cliff Fromm: Don Heimbecker, Dale Ott, top row Joe Hagan, Carl ‘Mic’Frey, Terry Hulsizer

Beth Frey and Diane Smith selling

Bingo Cards

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Forks of the Delaware Tin Lizzies

Where to start? There are no

words to describe the year we

have been through. Yet, despite

all that is going on with the

pandemic and the disruption

it has caused, the Tin Lizzies,

like many units and clubs, are

back up and running.

The Tin Lizzies participated

in two parades, two out of the

Sam Ellis

twenty that we would do in a

normal year. The club was at

Pine Grove on October 17 where Illustrious Sir Marvin

Miller joined us and drove a tin lizzie car in the parade.

We also paraded in Belvidere, New Jersey on October

31. It was the first time we’ve gone across the Delaware

River for a parade.

Members of the club were in Kunkletown on October

24 for a “Trunk or Treat” Pumpkin Patch festival

sponsored by the West End Food Pantry. We joined the Rajah Clowns who

invited us to the event.

The club was back to baking shoofly pies. We started later than we

normally would have but made up for it with extra bakes. We sold at flea

markets, October Fests, and even at meat markets.

Our last bake was on November 9. We’ll pick up again in February.

Hopefully everything else will be picking up by then too.

Our Christmas Dinner and Ladies Night is planned for December 19,

at the Northampton Community Center in Northampton. Sean Reilly, a

vocalist in the “Sinatra Style” will be entertaining.

The officers and nobles of the Tin Lizzies wish everyone safe and happy

holidays and a terrific 2021!

Sam Beam as "Bean-O" on left with Dave DeTurk as "Trusty" in

center and Tin Lizzie president Larry Silfies at the "Trunk and

Treat" in Kunkletown.

Ill. Sir Marvin Miller posed with the Tin

Lizzies before the Pine Grove parade

Dennis Royer

LEBANON SHRINE CLUB

I have been busy wearing a mask and filling out papers that “certify” that I am not sick. I am

confident all that paperwork will take care of the whole crisis, worldwide.

Speaking of masks, they are not required at our meetings. We are the “Dumb Dutchman” that meet at

Heisey’s Diner the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30.

Things are pretty much back to normal except you cannot sit at the bar and have a drink before the

meeting, that would be way too dangerous. I have been saying that about drinking Scotch for years.

Ill. Marv has been attending our last several meetings and we even had some of his favorite foods.

All you can eat, family style of course. Bring your Lady and join us anytime. Dues are $15 for 2021 and

can be mailed to John Bainbridge Jr, Secretary, 270 Kathy Court, Lebanon, PA 17042.

Our Shrine has been under severe strain, but, once again, thanks to our great leadership at all levels, we are still strong. Rajah

needs everyone’s strong support. It is fantastic that activities like Bingo and some of the other Shrine events are returning. You be

the ultimate judge if you feel comfortable in ANY of life’s situations. If you cannot be there in person, still give support with a

donation or volunteer to help in another way. “These are Times That Try Men’s Souls” is as true now as when it was first spoken.

There are no better or stronger souls than those of a Shriner.

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Walter Lamm

CARAVANERS

The camping season has come to an end for the Rajah

Caravaners. We have elected our officers for 2021, closed up

the Oasis campground and prepared our campers for the winter

weather.

Preparing for winter is rarely much fun, but we can look

forward to the upcoming Christmas parties.

Caravaners will be partying with the Legion of Honor again. It

is always a fun event.

We bid farewell to Noble Pastor David Newhart, our past unit

president. He has moved to Elizabethtown. Hopefully, he will not

forget about us and pay us a visit from time to time.

This had been a “dark” year for many of us, but hopefully the Christmas season will

bring good health and happiness to all. And we can take time to prepare for and anticipate

another fun filled camping season in 2021.

So be safe, be healthy and above all be happy. And camp on!

Outgoing president

David Newhart

Walter Lamm

HOSPITAL SERVICES

The Hospital Service Unit has been busy for the past few weeks. Despite the COVID concerns, several

child patients have been making visits to the Shrine Hospital in Philadelphia.

Precautions have been put in place at the hospital for everyone’s safety. And our drivers are taking

measures to protect themselves and the patients. There is an interrogation that everyone must pass before

being transported to the hospital. The questions are repeated at the hospital and a temperature check before

allowed entry to the hospital.

We had our final meeting for the year 2020. Officers being elected, we are prepared for a new and

better year.

Our Unit parade float has been ready and waiting for an opportunity to participate in parades and get the

word out to the public about the service we provide to children in need of medical aid.

The Christmas season is approaching rapidly. So, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and a Happier, Healthier New Year

to all.

2021 EAST – WEST SHRINE

BOWL CANCELLED DUE TO

CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

Organizers of the East – West Shrine Bowl college football all-star

game, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children, announce that the

upcoming game has been cancelled. The game had been scheduled for

January 23, 2021, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The nation’s oldest college football all-star game, the East-West Bowl

dates back to its original contest in 1925. Some of the many all-star names

to play in past games include Tom Brady, Gale Sayers, John Elway,

Lawrence Taylor, Frank Gifford, Brett Favre, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka

and Roger Staubach.

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Rajah inducts New Members at Mini-Ceremonial, September 23

Proud father, Oriental Guide Don Heimbecker, gave the

Shriners Creed in the Mini Ceremonial on September

23, where his son Adam Heimbecker was inducted into

Rajah Shrine.

L-R Adam Heimbecker, Andrew Moyer, Ill. Sir Marvin Miller, Ken Varilek, Joseph Scalese

Ill. Sir

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CHANTERS

What can I add that has not already been written

and discussed? The year of 2020 will go down in

history as one of the most freakish years of the

century and beyond.

When we started in January, we had the

pleasure of singing at the Mass Installation of the

Rajah Units and Clubs with hopes of this being a

banner year. All of the markers were in place to have

a great circus, the Potentate’s trips were all lined-up,

the Pretzel Bowl, Rajah Shrine Night at the Reading

Fightin’ Phils were all set, the annual Imperial Session in Kansas City and the

yearly trek to Virginia Beach for MASA was also on the docket.

All of the Units and Clubs had plans for another successful year including

meetings, dinners, ladies’ nights, parades and we had a few performance

engagements lined-up, but then….Covid-19 hit in mid-March and all plans,

schedules and outings came to a complete HALT!

We all hunkered down for a few months waiting for this nightmare to end,

but as the Coronavirus held on, we experienced more misery and more cancellations of not just our own activities, but around the

world. All of our plans were put aside and we all simultaneously held our collective breath waiting for how we would react to a

“New Normal.”

But, through it all, we did manage to get back to a somewhat regular life, perhaps not eating out as much as we did pre-

Covid-19, but cooking at home and taking long walks around our neighborhoods became a part of our daily lives. The end is still

not in sight, but at least we do have a clearer picture of where we are going from here with a vaccine on the horizon and protocols

in place, including the wearing of masks, gloves and using plenty of hand sanitizer - all precautions needed to keep us all safe to

avoid contacting this dreaded disease ourselves.

I can assure you that the Chanters have been taking necessary precautions, too, when we meet and rehearse at the Rajah

Complex. Although we have had all of our engagements cancelled, except for our appearance in October in the Halloween parade

in Pine Grove, we have managed to gather together a core group that has been rehearsing for our participation at the Rajah Mass

Installation Ceremony this coming January.

As this year draws to a close, with our President Dwayne Miller, we would like to thank our Potentate, Ill. Sir Marv Miller and

his Lady Marie for their support and encouragement. Now on behalf of all of the members of the Rajah Chanters and our ladies,

we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy, healthy New Year.

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Dick Snell

George Boyce speaking on his

John Grumbein

ANGLERS

Greetings to all Anglers and

Nobles. It's the fall season and

except for a few hardy souls

who ventured north to fish

for salmon, the fishing season

has come to an end. To say the

year was unique would be an

understatement. Some trips

were enjoyed while others had to

be cancelled.

In October we had

a nice dinner meeting

with our Ladies

and, after a short

business meeting, we

enjoyed two guest

speakers. First was a

presentation from the

couple who, for the

last 4 or 5 years, has

donated $1,000 to the Rajah transportation fund. Bill and Chris Hankee have fund raising golf

tournaments throughout the Lehigh Valley in honor of their daughter. They are very special

people. Next was a neighbor of mine who experienced fishing on the bass pro tour. From Maine

to California, he rubbed elbows with the top names on the tour. Hopefully in the near future we

will have more meetings of this type.

Two last items for your information are that we will be bagging our fall sauerkraut for the

upcoming winter and holiday seasons and we will need to resolve how to handle our Christmas/

Ladies Night details while staying within the rules of the virus as they are now.

Have a great and safe holiday season and I hope to see you at future meetings.

ORIENTAL BAND

Seasons Greetings from the Oriental Band!

Our monthly meeting for October was held at yet another new establishment. The Coplay Seangerbund

is still closed on Tuesdays. Thank goodness for Noble Wayne Grumbein being an officer at the Cetronia

Fire Company Social Hall! Noble Wayne made the arrangements for us to meet there. It’s good to have

people in high places. Thank you again, Noble Wayne.

At our meeting we again had our Illustrious Sir Marv Miller and an entourage of Divan. The Illustrious

Sir gave us updates of the goings on at our Shrine Center. Illustrious Sir is now known as the “Pandemic

Potentate.” It is always good to have the support of a very strong Divan. Our units certainly have it.

Our November meeting was a bust. Being Election Day, the fire hall is used for voting and the

Seagerbund is still closed. Oh well, better luck in December.

On a sad note, the Black Camel visited yet another Noble of the Band. Noble Joe Prisaznik, a long

time member, Past President, and a first rate finger cymbal player until his retirement, passed away after

a long illness. The members of the Band would like to pass along their condolences to Joe’s Lady Evangeline better known as

“Vangie,” his sons Michael and Barry and daughters Eileen and Lisa and their families.

Again, there is little to report on. We certainly hope next year is better for all. How much worse could it get? The Band wishes

all a very Merry Christmas and a much better, safe and prosperous New Year.

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experience on the Pro Bass

tour

Keep our patients in your thoughts and prayers, especially during the holiday season.

Chris and Bill Hankee presenting a check for $1,000 the Rajah

Transportation fund


ATTENTION ALL NOBLES

STATED MEETING & ELECTION

OF 2021 OFFICERS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2020 -

7:00 P.M.

Please be advised that a stated meeting and Election of 2021 Officers of the

Nobility of Rajah Shrine will be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 2, 2020

in the Banquet Hall at the Rajah Shrine 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.

• Hold Election of 2021 Officers

Illustrious Sir Sir Marvin J. Miller, Potentate

ATTEST: Les A. Werley, Recorder

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Rev. David

Newhart

THE CHAPLAIN’S STUDY

“Joseph went to be registered in Bethlehem with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was with

child. Mary gave birth to her firstborn and wrapped him in bands of cloth and laid him in a manger,

because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2: 5-7

It must be almost twenty years ago that I first came across an interesting piece of advertising written

by a committed Christian, perhaps you also saw the same billboard. This billboard showed a picture of

jolly ole St. Nicholas and alongside of it was a picture of Jesus. The headline above the two pictures read,

“Whose birthday is it anyway?” It was a very simple yet striking way of getting across the point. I have

heard children answer the question, “Whose birthday is it?” with “Santa Claus.” Not often but every once

in a while, it happens.

Every Christmas, pastors rail against the continued commercialism of Christmas by the secular society.

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when so many merchants begin to make more money than the

rest of the entire fiscal year. Black Friday is the day they either make or break their financial year. It is the

time when people seriously begin to buy their gifts for Christmas. I have no problem with merchants making a living at selling gifts,

even selling gifts for Christmas. I have overcome my urge to rail against that any longer, as it is like blowing in the wind. You will

not read that in this letter.

I will take umbrage with the fact that so many Christians have allowed themselves to be so taken up in the whole idea of gift

giving that they forget what the season is really meant to commemorate. This is the birth of the Son of God, Emmanuel, “God With

Us.” When buying gifts and arranging parties and running from one so called “Christmas party” to another so consumes your life,

then you have lost your sight on the goal, celebrating Jesus as God’s gift to us.

Our gifts could never compare to what God has already given to us, so we need not try, however we should be ever mindful of

the needs of others. Remember that gift giving to family and friends is certainly part of this season, there is also a remembrance of

the gifts we should be returning to God for the gift of his only begotten Son.

The season of Advent is here to be a reminder to us, as well as a guide through the secular world that so easily carries us away

to its whims and wiles. Take the time to worship and celebrate with us here at Trinity and prepare yourself. Prepare yourself for the

true meaning of Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel. God’s only Son is born to be our Savior

Roger C. Reis

The Lehigh Shrine Club Nobles

and Ladies wish all our other Shrine

families a very happy, healthy and

joyous holiday season!

Remember to support and attend

your Clubs and Units. Without active

member participation, we WILL cease

to exist! As always, it’s GREAT to be

a Shriner!

LEHIGH SHRINE CLUB

Nobles, what a couple of months we have just been through. Disappointments and cancellations one

after the other.

We had to cancel our annual Ladies Nite on November 21 due to the space limitations of the original

site, but we were able to go forward with our annual Golf Tournament on October 14. We had a beautiful

day and about 60 golfers. Proud to say we raised $7,000.00 for the Shriners Hospital for Children. Thank

you to President Dennis Guignet, Secretary Earl Marlatt, Nobles Paul Lizun, Bob Vrancken and especially

to Ron Neimeyer who did most of the heavy lifting. Thank you, Nobles, all!

Unfortunately, we also had to cancel our Stated Meeting on Nov 4 because we needed a minimum

attendance of 25 and we could not meet that number.

But for some good news, our annual Christmas Party is still ON for December 4. We will have it at

the Shrine Complex and it will be a casual “Ugly Sweater” night. The flyers will be out soon.

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Obituaries

EUGENE F. BERRY

COLLEGEVILLE

DIED: SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

WALTER R. CHRIST

WYOMISSING

DIED: OCTOBER 9, 2020

RICHARD J. ELLIOTT

ALLENTOWN

DIED: NOVEMBER 6, 2020

JOHN A. FUHRMAN

OREFIELD

DIED: OCTOBER 17, 2020

JOHN H. GRIESEMER, SR.

FLORIDA

DIED: OCTOBER 1, 2020

CHARLES E. GRIFFITHS, SR.

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN

DIED: SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

ERNEST W. HAMMERSCHMIDT

SINKING SPRING

DIED: OCTOBER 11, 2020

ROBERT H. HASHINGER, SR.

DELAWARE

DIED: AUGUST 3, 2020

RICHARD E. HUMMEL

WERNERSVILLE

DIED: NOVEMBER 2, 2020

KAYE B. LEIBY

LEHIGHTON

DIED: NOVEMBER 5, 2020

THOMAS L. LIGHTCAP

FLORIDA

DIED: AUGUST 27, 2020

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ALLENTOWN

DIED: SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

RALPH L. RIEGEL

WEST LAWN

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HENRY L. TRUMBO

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN

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Rajah Shrine

P.O. Box 40 , Blandon, PA 19510

Vol 79 Dec. 2020-Jan. 2021 No. 1

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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Car Club L.N.

Christmas Party

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Lancaster S.C.

CEREMONIAL

Chanters

Bethlehem S. C.

Directors Staff

Board of

Directors

Rajah Ladies

Oriental Band

Cedars

LOH - Exec &

Stated

Carbon S.C.

STATED MTG

& ELECTIONS

7 PM

Anglers

Christmas Party

& Ladies Night

BINGO -

(Anglers)

BINGO -

(Anglers)

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27 28 29 30 31

DECEMBER 2020

Lehigh S.C.

Christmas Party

Schuylkill S.C.

Christmas Party

CEREMONIAL

SET-UP

Chanters, Rajah

S.C. & Past

Masters L.N.

Christmas Party

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String Band/ Chanters Provost Guard Mounted Patrol Tin Lizzies

Tin Lizzies

Concert Band

Christmas Party L.N. Christmas

Dance Band

Christmas Dinner

Party

Christmas Party

Brandywine S.C.

CEREMONIAL

L.N. Christmas Gun Club BINGO -

(Snow Date)

Party

(Chanters)

Cedars

Christmas Party

LOH Christmas

Party w/ Clowns

& Caravaners

Noble Riders

Lebanon S.C.

Christmas Party

Motor Corps

Chanters

Chanters

Clowns

Rajah

Bulletin

Board

Stated Meeting

December 2

Ceremonial

Canceled

OFFICE CLOSED

DECEMBER 24 – 25

AND NEW YEAR'S

DAY

Cedars

NO BINGO

OFFICE CLOSED

NO BINGO

New Year's Eve

OFFICE CLOSED

Christmas Day

Annual Meeting

January 6, 2021

Mass Installation

January 9

Units-Clubs Seminar

January 20

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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BOARD OF

DIRECTORS

Directors Staff

Bethlehem S. C.

Oriental Band

Cedars

Concert Band Chanters LOH - Stated &

Exec

Carbon S.C.

Dance Band

Noble Riders

Noble Riders

Concert Band

Wishing

You A

Happy

Holiday

Season

Motor Corps

Martin Luther

King, Jr. Day

Lebanon SC

Chanters

Clowns

Provost Guard

Brandywine S.C.

Cedars

ANNUAL MTG.

7:00 PM

Anglers

Lehigh S.C.

String Band

Mounted Patrol

Unit/Club

Officers

Seminar

6:00 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Mtg.

BINGO-

(Anglers)

BINGO-

(Anglers)

BINGO-

(Chanters)

25 26

Officers

27 28 29 30

Schuylkill S.C.

Cedars

Seminar

(snow date)

6 p.m.Dinner/

Meeting 7 p.m.

North Penn SC

Membership

6:30 PM/Units

7 PM

Tin Lizzies

BINGO-

(Legion)

JANUARY 2021

New Year’s Day

Office Closed

Rajah S.C. MASS

INSTALLATION

1:00 PM

LEESPORT

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