Vol. 79 April-May 2021 No. 3
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In this issue:
- Rajah’s First Lady – “I’ve always enjoyed sewing”
- Meet the 2021 Potentate’s personal Aides - 100 Hospital Trips to connect children to Healthcare
Rajah Shrine 2021
– Rajah Shrine 2020 Trip: Music & Rails in West Virginia –
Illustrious Sir Kraig & Lady Janet
Join Chief Rabban Marvin and Lady Marie Miller on a 3-night trip to
Ride the Rails in West Virginia & Greenbrier Bunker Tour, June 25 - 28, 2020
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) nights 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
• Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Cincinnati, OH
Tour at The
Greenbrier Resort, White
- Tour the former
to house the
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
NEW DATE - October 28 - 31, 2021
– 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 • meals Roundtrip and deluxe 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 • Baggage Handling at Hotels
calendar meeting at Rajah Shrine Complex, 221 Orchard Rd., Reading, PA.
Travel arrangements by Boscov’s Travel, 800.782.5605
The Potentate’s Message
Es Selamu Aleikum
Greetings Illustrious Sirs and Nobles.
Nobles, Ladies and Friends:
I would like to start off by thanking anyone who was able to attend the Mass
Installation event held at Leesport Farmer’s Market. It was a memorable afternoon
filled with fellowship and fun. My message for the day and for the year is to challenge
our Nobility to attend fundraisers, meetings, and any social event that they typically
wouldn’t attend in order to support each other and grow as a Shrine.
We are back up and operating Bingo every Thursday evening. Please come out
and support this important fundraiser for Rajah. Even if you are not a Bingo player,
we can find a job for you. Speaking of Bingo, this year the Divan and their Ladies are
hosting a Meat Bingo on Friday, May 7th. This fundraiser benefits Rajah Shrine and
is open to anyone.
The Ark Encounter Pote’s Trip was rescheduled for October 28-31. We anticipate
that this will be a safer time of the year for those interested in traveling. Unfortunately,
the Glazier National Park/Canadian Rockies trip, of June 18-22, was canceled just as
Rajah News was going to press.
Lastly, the Potentate’s Ball “Don’t Stop Me Now” is scheduled for May 1st at the Double Tree in
Reading, PA. We are excited for this event and will be following all the necessary CDC Guidelines in
order to have this special evening.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
ALIEKUM ES SELAM
Attest: Les A. Werley, Recorder
First Lady Janet Leiby – “I’ve Always Enjoyed Sewing” .......5
Potentate's Ball Registration......................................................6
Legion Of Honor.............................................................7
2021 Potentate’s Personal Aides.....................................9
Pote's Golf Outing Registration....................................10
ALIEKUM ES SELAM
Concert Attest: Band................................................................11
100 Joe Hagan Hospital Trips To Connect Children To Healthcare.........12
Arlington National Cemetery Wreath Laying...............13
Forks Of The Delaware Tin Lizzies .............................14
Rajah Shrine Podcast And Postings..............................14
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MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021 IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY
THANK YOU - RAJAH SHRINE OFFICE
In This Issue
ATV - 4-Wheeler - Club Inquiry..................................15
'50s Sock Hop...............................................................16
T-Shirt Order Form.......................................................19
Lebanon Shrine Club ...................................................20
Lehigh Shrine Club.......................................................20
Schuylkill Shrine Club..................................................21
The Chaplain’s Study....................................................22
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KRAIG W. LEIBY
JOSEPH J. HAGAN, SR.
DUANE A. DELLECKER
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HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET
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Every Thursday Evening at the Rajah Shrine Complex
Every Doors Open Thursday at 5:00 - Bingo Evening Starts at 6:30 at the
Every Thursday • Open Evening To The at Public the Rajah • Smoke Shrine Free Complex •
• Refreshments Open at 5:00 Shrine
Available - Bingo Starts Complex
for Purchase at 6:30 •
• Doors Open Open at 5:00 - Bingo Starts at 6:30
Proceeds To The benefit Public Rajah • Smoke Shrine Free and •
Open To The • Public Refreshments are not • Smoke deductible Available Free as • charitable Refreshments for Purchase donations. • Available for Purchase
Proceeds benefit Rajah Shrine and are not deductible as charitable donations.
Les A. Werley
The Good Friday Breakfast – April 2
The Stated Meeting – April 21
The Pote’s Ball – May 1
The Ladies Meat Bingo – May 7
As I am writing this article, I am reminded of something
someone once told me about working together to get things
done. He said “Think of the word unity. The first three letters are
UNI, yes, you and I can accomplish anything if we work together
which is UNITY.” We can work together to get our Shrine back to
the previous activities. We are looking to the Spring and Summer
activities that we all enjoyed before this pandemic. Together with
unity we can again enjoy things like:
The Car Club & Noble Riders Sock Hop – May 15
The Pote’s Golf Outing – June 4
The Cigar Night at the Complex – June 4
The Provost Guard Spaghetti Dinner – June 12
The Membership Orientation – June 19
The Pote’s Trip to the Canadian Rockies & Glacier Nat’l Park – June 16-29
The Imperial Session in Houston, Texas – July 4-8
The Stated Meeting – July 14
The Pote’s Picnic – August 4
MASA – September 9 – 12
The Sportsman’s Raffle – September 19
Mini-Ceremonials shall shall be be at the at the discretion
The Rajah Shrine Circus – October 20-24
Potentate. To To schedule, please please contact contact the the recorder recorder at at
Remember, with UNITY, you and I, we can get and keep this Shrine moving along into
I wish everyone a Happy Easter.
Proceeds benefit Rajah Shrine and
are not deductible as charitable donations.
JANET LEIBY – “I’VE
Written by Sam Ellis - Photos by Bill Quinn and Mic Frey
Now that she is the first lady, the influence of her design and sewing skills
can be seen on the 2021 Rajah Shirts, the potentate’s seal in the Complex,
and especially at this year’s Mass Installation where a massive 8 foot, 16-
inch x 9 foot, 16-inch quilt hung as a photo background and was later raffled
off to the benefit of Rajah.
“I was very young when I started sewing, making clothes for my dolls.
I remember my sisters and I sewing clothes for our Cabbage Patch dolls.
All the girls in our family learned how to sew.” Janet said that she got into
quilting through her mother-in-law Faye Leiby. “She showed me how to
piece and hand quilt quilts and I found that I really enjoyed it, putting the
colors together, and making different patterns.” She’s made quilts for all her
nieces and nephews. “Everybody has a baby quilt.”
The art of sewing quilts is call Quilting, and Janet is truly an artist at it.
I asked if her designs have a Pennsylvania Dutch influence. “No” she said,
“the PA Dutch is all Kraig. All my family is Dutch but not Pennsylvania
Dutch.” Her great grandparents came over from Holland. She says, heritage
aside, she likes to work with more traditional quilting patterns that have been passed down for generations and enjoys figuring
out how to mix these patterns and colors together. “I do embroidery also and I incorporate that into some of my designs.” Janet
makes a lot of smaller things too. The table runners and patches on the table decorations at Mass Installation are examples.
Ill. Sir Kraig Leiby & Lady Janet in
front of the quilt she made for Mass
Lady Janet at Mass Installation
The majority of quilts Janet makes she keeps or donates or sells to friends
or to word-of-mouth customers. She says that making large quilts is very time
consuming so she doesn’t usually make them for sale.
Soon after she learned to sew quilts, she started helping at the Kutztown Folk
Festival quilting on the demonstration quilts. And her quilts have won ribbons
at the Kutztown Fair. “It’s a family thing. Kraig grew up around it. Kraig’s
family always enters fruits & vegetables and I enter my sewing.”
She likes mentoring. Each year she holds a Charity Sewing Project.
Anyone can come and they make things that can be donated to charities to
sell. The participants don’t have to know how to sew. Janet also conducts a
yearly sewing camp for
nieces and nephews and
friend’s children. “They
learn about how to do
a sewing project from
beginning to end.”
One of Janet's patches as part of a table
decoration at Mass Installation
One of the projects
that she is working on
now is a quilt for the
Potentate’s Ball in May.
“I sew every day,” Janet
says, “It’s rare that I’m
not in my sewing room
working on something.
It’s a great hobby.”
Rajah Shrine Potentate’s Ball – 2021
“Don’t Stop Me Now”
Honoring Illustrious Sir
KRAIG W. LEIBY & LADY JANET
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Double Tree by Hilton • 701 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601
Free Parking • Guests Welcome
Cocktail Hour: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. • Introductions: 6:30 p.m. • Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Musical Entertainment by We3
Dress for the evening – Black Tux or Business Suit and Fez
Gowns or Cocktail Dressses for the Ladies
Sit Down Dinner Menu Consists of:
Choice of: Sirloin Strip • Chicken Saltimbocca
Ball and Reception — $70.00 per person / $140.00 per couple
Price includes Dinner, Entertainment and Hospitality Room
Overnight Rooms are $159.00 for King or Double bedded w/ Queen beds
Contact Double Tree Directly for Room Reservations using PROMO CODE: RAJ
Hospitality Room is open from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and after the Ball 10:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Complimentary Chef attended breakfast buffet in the Cheers American Bistro is included
RESERVATION DEADLINE — APRIL 16th
Name ____________________________________Lady’s Name __________________
City _____________________________________ State ______Zip________________
Telephone ________________________________ Unit/Club _____________________
Temple _________________________________ Office Held _____________________
# of persons attending__________________Amount enclosed __________________
Dinner Choice: Sirloin Strip _________ Chicken Saltimbocca _________
Make check payable to Rajah Shrine and forward to:
Lydia Smith – 497 Grove Road, Mohrsville, PA 19541
Greg Lewis, PP
It may have been a slow start for your Provost Guard, but we are up and running under the leadership
of our newly installed president, Noble Jon Schneider. Due to the inclement weather that hit on the night
of our January meeting, needless to say we had to cancel that meeting, but President Jon took the helm in
February and conducted his first meeting in fine fashion.
We had a good turnout and lots of rehashing of last year’s functions, or lack thereof, and are anticipating
a great 2021 with plenty of things to do. Member participation will be encouraged to get the Nobles out and
to get us back to some level of normalcy on our lives.
We reviewed the calendar and, if all goes well, we look forward to helping again at the various events
as presented in the Rajah Calendar for this year with the Pote’s Picnic, the Sportsman’s Raffle, the Pretzel
Bowl. With the move to October of the circus, perhaps we can expect better weather in the fall than we are
accustomed to in March. Overall, we have a core of guys willing, able and ready to serve at these and any
other functions where the Potentate desires our help.
We are also planning on having our own summer picnic, holiday dinner and the sponsorship of TWO All-You-Care-To-Eat
Spaghetti Dinners this year. The first one is on Saturday, June 12, and the second dinner is on Saturday, October 12. Each will
feature delicious spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad and beverages and some of the most scrumptious desserts this side of heaven.
So please mark your calendars now for a real taste treat – twice as nice with double the chances you have of enjoying dinner out
with family and friends!
If you are a relatively new member of Rajah, or perhaps a member looking for a great unit to become a part of…then Noble,
look no farther…. the Provost Guard is your answer. We meet
on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the All-
Purpose Room at the Rajah Complex. Please consider this
your invitation to join in, we’ll keep the light on for you.
In the Legion’s previous article, I
neglected to list our elected officers
for 2021. Sorry about that. Here's
the list, and I hope we all have
a less chaotic year than in 2020:
Commander, Jim Cocuzza; 1st V.
Commander, Fred Olinick; 2nd
V. Commander, Ray Ayers; 3rd V.
Commander, Ray Kunkel; Adjutant,
Barry Weisser, PC; Finance Officer,
Jere Lesher, PP, PC; Captain, Scott
Miller, PC; Color Sergeant, Bryan Stoudt, PC; Quartermaster,
Curt Rentschler; Asst. Quartermaster, Wade Kunkle; Trustee,
Barry Weisser, PC; Chaplain, Pete Laspopoulos.
Unfortunately, another LOH event that is a casualty of
Covid-19 is our Tattoo trip originally scheduled for April 16
& 17. It was changed (by them) to June 5 & 6. That is the
weekend of our Commander’s Ball. All Tattoo refunds have
been mailed. Keep your fingers crossed that we are able to
hold our future events such as the LOH July Family Picnic,
Pote’s Ball, Pote’s picnic, Fall MASA, etc.
Looking forward to better times. Hang in there!
THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 – 12, 2021
Received information that the 2021 MASA Convention is set to go in Virginia Beach!
Due to all the confusion with Covid-19, we may not be allotted our same number of rooms as in the past.
If you are planning to go, please make your reservations early!
If for some reason the MASA Convention is cancelled, you will again be refunded your deposit.
Everything else remains the same.
Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, 3501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Va 23451
$549.00 Per Couple/$499. 00 Single
Price includes three nights lodging and Pre-Registration
Extra Nights Lodging available at extra cost.
“DO NOT CALL HOTEL, ALL RESERVATIONS MADE THRU RAJAH OFFICE”
*****Rooms are Limited Reserve “NOW”*****
***w/Payment of $150.00 by May 15 th , Balance due by June 29 th !***
NO CANCELLATIONS AFTER AUGUST 1 ST WITHOUT LOSS OF ONE NIGHTS
DEPOSIT AND PRE-REGISTRATION.
DETACH AND RETURN TO ADMINISTRATION OFFICE.
_____Noble & Lady - $549.00 per couple – Children age 12 and under FREE
_____Two Nobles - $549.00 (EXTRA NOBLE ADD $50.00 PER NOBLE)
_____One Noble - $499.00
RESERVE________EXTRA DAY(S) – DATE ARRIVING____________________DATE DEPARTING_____________________
_____LADIES LUNCHEON – Friday, September 10, 2021, HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE VIRGINIA BEACH HILTON,
3001 ATLANTIC AVE. PRICE IS $40.00 PER LADY (INCLUDES ONE FREE DRINK).
NOBLE’S NAME__________________________________________LADIES NAME____________________________________
UNIT/CLUB_________________________SHRINE #_____________DAYTIME PHONE_________________________________
RETURN FORM AND CHECK OR CREDIT CARD INFO TO: RAJAH SHRINE, P O BOX 40, BLANDON, PA 19510
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: RAJAH SHRINE
VISA MASTERCARD DISCOVER AMERICAN EXPRESS AMOUNT OF PAYMENT_________________.
NAME ON CARD__________________________________________EXP. DATE _____/_____
Chief Aide Carl Frey & Lady Beth
2021 POTENTATE’S PERSONAL AIDES
Photos by: Mic Frey
The Aides provide essential support for the Potentate. Being an Aide is a great
experience as well as a lot of fun.
This year only two Aides are “first timers.” Chief Aide Carl ‘Mic’ Frey and
Lady Beth are in their second year of being an Aide. Harold Kohl and Lady Ann
have been Aides for seven Potentates. Bryan Stoudt and Lady Belinda are fivetime
Aides. Terry Hulsizer and Lady Ruth Ann Seyler are on their four tour, Carl
Hinderer has been an Aide three times. This is Ronald Dewald’s first tour as it is
for Dwyane Miller and Lady Karen.
Aides Harold ‘Bud’ Kohl & Lady Ann
Aide Ronald Dewald
Aides Terry Hulsizer & Lady Ruth Ann Seyler
Aides Bryan Stoudt & Lady Belinda
Aide Carl Hinderer
Aides Dwyane Miller & Lady Karen
Rajah Shrine Concert Band “2021 Daily Number Calendar Sale”
For a donation of $20.00 each
367 chances to win $20—$300
Based on PA Lottery 3 digit number at 7 p.m. only
Prize winnings may be paid to you directly or may be sent
to the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia Music Program
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Contact: Bryan Snyder 610-589-2022
email@example.com Mail: 591 Hill Rd. Robesonia, PA 19551
Rich Maiden Golf Course
234 Rich Maiden Road, Fleetwood, PA
Come Tee up with “Pote Kraig”
$60 per person prior to May 21 st , $65 after May 22 nd
Golf, Cart, Refreshments, Buffet, and Prizes
Format: Four Man Scramble
Coffee and Donuts at Course – 7:00 AM
Shotgun Start at 8:00 AM Sharp (Rain or Shine)
Help Rajah Shrine by Sponsoring at Tee or Green for $25.00
ALL PROFITS GO TO THE BUILDING FUND
PUT YOUR CLUB-UNIT-BUSINESS OR YOUR NAME ON A HOLE
List Your Foursome Cut on Line and Return
1.Team Captain____________________________ Phone__________________
2. _______________________________________ Phone__________________
3. _______________________________________ Phone__________________
Tee or Green Sponsor Name________________________________________
Make Checks Payable to Rajah Shrine Golf and send to:
Joel M. Franco, 275 W. 49 th Street, Reading, PA 19606-3315
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS – FRIDAY, May 28
(Your help in acquiring prizes is greatly appreciated)
*Note the Time Change*
The coronavirus forced our Concert Band to the sidelines in 2020. All our parades and concerts were
cancelled and our band president retired. In January 2021 our Bandmaster Emeritus, Hal Kremser, Jr. was
met by the Black Camel. Our hearts were saddened, and our vision dimmed by this great mystery of death,
the most profound mystery of all human experiences...that change which sooner or later must come to each
of us. When the time will come, we know not. All expect it, and none escape it. Our fraternity emphasizes
that we should live daily and can welcome the grim tyrant of death, and receive him, as a kind messenger,
sent to translate us from the imperfect to that all perfect celestial world, where the Grand Architect of the
World presides. Farewell my brother Hal Kremser, Jr. Job well done!!!
At its inception in 1896, the Rajah Concert Band had 14 musicians who had performed with the John
Philip Sousa and Arthur Pryor Bands. To date, our band has had only 12 Bandmasters.
Monroe Althouse directed the band from 1896 to 1920; Eugene Z. Weidner, 1920 to 1937; Robert W. Mattern 1937 to 1948;
Leroy F. Werner, 1948 to 1958; William H. Levan, 1958 to 1977; George B. Wagner, 1978 to 1980; John H. Enck, 1980 to 1981;
Robert S. Hemmig, 1981 to 1993; Bruce D. Rohrbach, 1994 to 1996; Harold L. Kremser, Jr. 1996 to 1998; J. Albert Leader, 1998
to 2000; Harold L. Kremser, Jr. 2001 to 2014; Dale Schimpf 2015 to 2018; Bruce D. Rohrbach, 2019 to present.
Our 2021 Lottery Calendar fund raiser is thriving, and we need your help selling it out. I have put another spin of this program.
For a $20 donation, you can support the Concert Band and set up your winning prize to be donated to the Philadelphia Shriners
Hospital Music Program for Children. Win-Win! (Or you can still elect to keep it for yourself.)
Due to the coronavirus, our Annual May Pops Concert has again been cancelled this year. We are currently planning a replacement
event scheduled for Sunday, November 7th, filled with fun, laughter and fellowship to rekindle our spirits, as well as to explore
opportunities for new members. The Carbon County Shrine Club and the Concert Band are collaborating on this new event and
are currently seeking approval from our governing board. The band officers are excited at the opportunity to engage with members
from another club, particularly with nobles we do not know. Certainly, building on new friendships is the foundation for the
betterment of Rajah. Stay tuned for details to come.
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100 HOSPITAL TRIPS TO
CONNECT CHILDREN TO
By Sam Ellis
It’s a sunny Monday morning around 6:30. Cindy pulls a curtain aside as a van pulls up in
front of her house. A magnetic sign on the van door reads Rajah Shrine Hospital Transportation.
Before long, a Noble comes and rings the doorbell and offers assistance in moving Cindy to
the van and loading her wheelchair. For Cindy and her
mother, June, this will be their first trip to the Philadelphia
Shriners Children’s Hospital using Rajah’s volunteer
service. For the two Nobles in the van, it will be one of
many. In fact, for the driver, Eric Kissinger, it will be his
one hundred and sixth trip of taking patients that lack
their own means of transportation to the hospital.
At first glance you would think that a Noble racking
up over 100 patient transportation trips would be unique.
But actually, several active drivers in Hospital Services
have attained that record and many are close to that goal.
And some have achieved over 200. For active drivers,
Bob Bainbridge has 360 trips to his credit, Kenneth Flynn
has 263, Donald Schneck has 260 and Russel Hottenstein
Terry Hulsizer with Rajah's patient van donated
by Mike Mickey
It is an essential service for Shriners Hospitals for
Children having Shrine volunteers transporting patients
to and from their appointments. Rajah’s Hospital Services is the club that coordinates patient transportation for Berks, Bucks,
Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Carbon counties.
Each trip requires 2 nobles - a driver and co-driver. Nobles’ ladies sometimes co-drive. Kay Ellis, Ruth Ann Seyler, Delores
Lund, Christina Little and Ann Kolh are active co-drivers. Ann Kohl has accompanied husband Bud on 128 trips. Bud and Ann are
also 2021 Aides.
At 8:00 a.m. the van pulls up to the front door of the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital, a half hour before their appointment. For
Cindy and June it was an easy comfortable hour and a half trip. The two nobles will park the van in the hospital parking garage,
which is always a challenge, and wait in the drivers lounge until the patient is ready to go back home. In the lounge, they’ll meet
nobles from other temples who are fulfilling that same mission of bringing patients and a family member safely to and from their
Here is a list provided by Shriners Hospitals on current drivers with over 100 trips to their credit.
Bob Bainbridge 360
Donald Schneck 260
Robert Crouse 157
Paul Shaw 108
Sam Ellis 117
Barry Weisser 116
Current President of Hospital Services
Kenneth Flynn 263
Russel Hottenstein 232
Erick Kissinger 108
Harold Kohl 137
Peter Laspopoulos 165
Dennis Little 128
Einar Lund 173
Gerald Mengel 148
James Moyer 106
Spring is in the air; the snow is melting, and the trout stocking
trucks are getting ready to roll.
The Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day is Saturday, March 27,
2021 and the statewide opening day of Trout Season is Saturday,
April 3, 2021. I wish tight lines to all anglers.
At the time of this writing, it appears some of the COVID
restrictions are going to be pulled back that will enable us to have
a ‘normal’ meeting. We are planning a special dinner meeting
with our Ladies included at a local restaurant. Contact me for
information if you are interested in joining us at any meetings or
President activities. Our April meeting is primarily for planning programming Dick Snell after catching a
for the remainder of 2021.
The Anglers continue to be active with our Shrine Circus and Bingo Support as well as
making more of our delicious sauerkraut that is available for sale this year. Contact me or
any Angler board member to purchase ‘kraut.
Dick Snell after catching a
Yellow Eye Snapper
As always, fishing trips are one of the major topics. Away fishing trips include a long weekend at Glendale Lake at Prince
Galitzen State Park, PA on May 9-14 as well as local streams and lakes. Other possible trips are New York for bass in mid-summer
or early fall.
On the local front, we are exploring having a “Fishnick.” Details to follow. Throughout the remainder of the year, we plan to
visit other clubs and units to meet or in some cases reacquaint ourselves with fellow Nobles.
Fisherman of the Month -- Dick Snell got an early start by catching a yellow eye snapper in the Florida Keys!
Rajah Temple Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
Leave Temple Complex@ 6 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021
Free Day in Washington D. C / (Possible Tour of White House)***
Wreath Laying Ceremony- Sunday, November 7, 2021@ 11:15 a.m.
Leave Arlington and go to the Dobbin House in Gettysburg for dinner
TRIP IS RAIN OR SHINE
Cost is $375.00/couple or $245.00/single
Trip includes: Transportation, Hotel Room, 2 Buffet Meals, Beverages, Hospitality Room
Remit NON REFUNDABLE check payable to Rajah Temple L.O.H.
(include phone number on check) and mail to:
Gary Brown - 305 Titus Road - Blandon, PA 19510
Deposit of $150.00 due June 1, 2021 - Balance due August 31, 2021
Trip is first come, first serve
***If interested in the White House Tour, contact Gary at 610-301-8411 for required information to gain
access to White House Grounds
The Tin Lizzies held their first meeting of the
year on February 25. Because the Lodge where
we normally hold our meetings has a limited
occupancy situation due to the pandemic, the
club met at St Johns Church in Farmersville
where we do our pie baking. We were honored
to have Illustrious Sir Kraig Leiby and Rajah’s
Recorder Les Werley join us. The Pote’s visit
was just the thing to kick off the new year for
After a long hiatus, the club is baking shoofly
pies again, a month later than we normally would
start our “Spring” session of 6 bakes. Since we had to push back our
first bake by a month, we were worried that our customer base might
have softened, but, to our surprise, we had orders of over 400 pies.
We normally bake 500 pies at a single bake, so we were almost sold
out. Orient Guide and Liaison Ron Szapacs joined us and we had him
folding boxes in no time.
Everyone in the club is looking
forward to parading this year since
2020 was wiped out due to the
pandemic. Parade Director Garrett
Newhartz has booked one parade
already. Our annual Car Cleanup is
on April 17 where we bring the cars
and hauler up to top condition for the
upcoming season. We average 10 Tin
Lizzie cars for a parade and around
20 parades a year. Rich Stefanovic
is responsible for maintenance of the
All in all we see Rajah coming back
to life again with the virus on the run,
and we’re looking forward to a great
year. It’s Great to be a Shriner!
Forks of the Delaware Tin Lizzies
Oriental Guide Ron Szapacs at Tin Lizzie
Ill. Sir Kraig Leiby at Tin Lizzie meeting. L-R Bob Bainbridge,
Rich Stefanovic (in back) Ron Barron, Dean Mathews, Ill. Sir,
Club President Larry Silfies, Les Werley, Mike Hopstock (in back),
Ray Barron, Garrett Newhartz
RAJAH SHRINE PODCAST AND POSTINGS
As many of you are aware, Rajah Shrine has a blog, podcast and postings related to Shriners International, Rajah Shrine and The
Shriners Hospitals for Children titled, “Rajah Shrine, The Story of a Tradition, Building for the Future.”
We are pleased to announce the third edition with the newest podcast will be released in April, 2021. The first posting was on
January 9th with a look ahead at some of the features and topics we will be featuring in future episodes. The second posting was
added on February 1st, a history of Shrine International; how our organization was founded and some of the historical events that
helped to shape the Shrine. Our third installment is the history of Rajah Shrine; how we got our start, a review of past events, a look
at the list of Past Potentates who have served our temple, a review of our activities and what lies ahead.
To listen to the podcasts and, to see the accompanying pictures, go to our website: www.rajahshrine.org. At the top look for the
Rajah Shrine tab, using the drop down, go to “Podcast/Blog” and click on the link. When the page opens, click on the program you
would like to hear and see. Then, just sit back to enjoy a few moments of history and selected pictures of the audio presentation.
In future postings we will have a review of how the Shriners Hospitals for Children got its start; a look at the various Units and
Clubs and Committees of Rajah Shrine and we’ll incorporate more of the events, functions and features of Rajah Shrine that make
us unique from many other fraternal organizations.
ATV - 4-WHEELER - CLUB INQUIRY
We hear all the time that the Shrine was created for Free Masons to have fun, so here is your big
chance. This past year a half dozen of us have been actively engaged in 4-wheeling with ATVs and have
enjoyed it. Hence, it’s time to ask fellow Brothers if there are those out there who might want to join us
in this invigorating activity.
Our initial goal is to get a list with contact info of those who are interested. Formation of a formal
club may come later, but that’s not our goal right now.
If you are interested, or have that ATV just sitting in the garage gathering dust, or you lack a companion
because this activity requires the buddy system, send a text or email to Mike Hopstock, 610 577 6521,
HopM@ptd.net. Include name, address, cell phone, email, type of machine/size, transport ability and
experience level. I will then create and communicate via email. Please add “ATV Shriner” in your email
subject line. The 2021 season is right around the corner, and it’s time to get off that recliner!
Nobles, Family and Friends: If you are ordering items on AMAZON go to Smile.
amazon.com and request 5% credit be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Greetings from your String Band,
Hope everyone made it through all the snow storms. Our snowbirds are missing all the fun here in
Some of the parades and fairs are beginning to schedule for the fall. As the vaccines are being given,
hopefully this will turn around and we can soon get out on the street.
I spoke to Bill Bechtel a couple of days ago. He is doing well after heart surgery and is hoping to get
to Florida in March. Continued prayer
for Bill’s full recovery.
In February, NASCAR was at
Daytona Racetrack and the Shriners
Hospital for Children Xfinity car #78,
driven by Jesse Little looked great and finished 17th.
Did anyone see the story of Robel on the Shriners Hospital
Facebook page? Robel is a patient in Philadelphia. What a great
story. I am proud that our Rajah String Band supports the Music
Therapy Program where Robel was treated. He wrote the song,
“The Goodness of God” and learned to play guitar so he could
play with the music therapist, Becky. Becky explained that Robel
wrote the song in about a week of being in the Music Therapy
Program. She encouraged him to learn to play the guitar. He took
his lessons very seriously and did his homework each day. She
said he picked it up faster than most people could. She added,
“I hope he continues his journey of playing guitar and singing
the rest of his life.” The Rajah String Band, as supporters of the
Music Therapy Program, also hope that Robel continues writing
songs and playing guitar the rest of his life.
Hope all our musicians have been practicing. Looking forward
to the rehearsals to get ready for the parade season.
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.
Stay safe & well and hope to see you soon.
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As we started the New Year, we were once again saddened by the loss of two of our long-time members
when word reached us that John Smith had passed away in early January, and a few weeks later the news
that our Director Emeritus Hal Kremser had also passed in February. Once again our hearts were filled
with sorrow and grief. With the loss of two members last year and two early this year, needless to say, we
are heartbroken and yet we are filled with the joy of having known all of these Nobles for their hard work
and contributions to Rajah Shrine and to the Chanters in particular. Well done, good and faithful servants.
Looking down the road, our President Dwayne Miller and our Unit Director Dave DeTurk are busy
trying to garner bookings for the Chanters, as the Covid restrictions ease up a bit and we can look to move
outdoors, if necessary, with concert presentations for any group, association or meeting that would like some
good entertainment and a fun time. Music Director Bruce Rohrbach is looking at adding some new music to
our repertoire, and we have been rehearsing some of our more recent musical selections in order to get ready to perform whenever
and wherever we are needed.
We did, however, start off the year in fine fashion with a mini concert of sorts, at the request of Illustrious Sir Kraig Leiby and
Lady Janet, at the Rajah Mass Installation in January. All the Chanters in attendance agreed that it was a nice feeling to get out and
perform in front of an audience and we are looking forward of doing more in 2021.
Your Chanters have been holding in-person rehearsals and meetings on a regular basis. We were informed by Bruce that we are
going to participate with other members of the Shrine Chanters International Association in a group sing-along similar to the one
produced prior to the Holidays. He anticipates at least 25 SCIA Chanters to “Zoom” in virtually to sing with their fellow Nobles for
a presentation that will be recorded and available for public viewing. The details are still being worked out, but don’t worry, you
will be informed when the presentation is ready.
Looking ahead, plans are now underway for several Chanters to attend the Imperial Session in Houston, TX, in July, when
Bruce Rohrbach will be installed President of SCIA and in September when Dave DeTurk will be installed President of the MASA-
Chanters. More details will be forth coming in future editions of the Rajah News.
Do you love music? Do you love to sing? Then, we have a place for you. Don’t hesitate any longer, PLEASE get in touch with
one of us and we’ll give you details on how you can become a member of the Rajah Chanters.
ATTENTION ALL NOBLES
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2021
Please be advised that a stated meeting of the Nobility of the
Rajah Shriners will be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in the
Banquet Hall at the Rajah Shriners Complex,
221 Orchard Road, Reading, PA 19605.
The business of the meeting will be to present to the body, discuss and vote, if
necessary, on the following items:
• To vote on candidates for creation, affiliation and restoration.
• Any other business that may lawfully come before the body.
Illustrious Sir Kraig W. Leiby, Potentate
ATTEST: Les A. Werley, Recorder
FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 4, 2021
Please join us for our Annual “Smoke ‘Em if you got ‘Em” Dinner,
Friday Night, June 4 th , 2021.
Held at the Rajah Shrine Complex, 221 Orchard Road, Reading, Pa. 19605, under the Pavilion
Join us for a great night full of Good Food, Fun and Music
Meal: Steak with all the trimmings!
Camels Milk, Soda, Water and Cigars included. Cash Bar and a variety of cigars available
May bring your own cigars
Cost: $35.00 per person. Check payable to Rajah Shrine, (in memo: “Cigar Night”)
Social Time: 6:00 PM and Dinner: 7:00 PM
This event is open to everyone: Nobles, Brothers, Ladies, Family and Friends
Tickets are available at the Rajah Shrine Office, Phone: 610-916-9000
DEADLINE FOR THIS EVENT IS: MONDAY, MAY 28, 2021
Les Werley, Recorder
Mail to: RAJAH SHRINE COMPLEX, P O BOX 40, BLANDON, PA 19510
Number ( ) attending the Rajah Shrine Cigar Night on Friday, June 4, 2021
Cost: $35.00 per person. Check payable to Rajah Shrine, (in memo: “Cigar Night”)
LEBANON SHRINE CLUB
As I sit writing this, the snow is melting and spring is headed this way. This last year has been extremely
difficult but now is the time to move ahead. It has given me time to think about what we can do as Masons
and Shriners to improve our fraternity. We always talk about membership. I think we need to look at
ourselves and ask the question, “Why would someone want to join?” Of course, the Shriner's Hospitals,
but why else?
At Rajah, we can point to our finest hour in the public eye, which in my opinion is the Sportsman's
Raffle. It is a fun event and the public sees the Nobles working together and a good time is had by all. The
result being a smooth, well-run event. People want to become a part of that effort. I can personally point
to Nobles we have gained through the Sportsman’s Raffle.
On the other hand, there are events that have become stale and boring, and not much fun for anyone. Yes,
I am going to say it, the Rajah Shrine Circus. And yes, the Pretzel Bowl, too. Don’t believe me? Look at the attendance and, thus,
revenue going down fast. WE MUST come up with new and better ideas. The same old-same old has left us with Nobles who put
forth no or minimal effort. If we are going to continue the same events we need to think differently. Plan, get things donated. Get
sponsorships. Let’s maximize our attendance profits. If whatever is only making a small amount of profit, change it or dump it. We
need to get the excitement and enthusiasm back through change. A few new ideas can make the difference. I am both hopeful and
fearful of the future.
This article is supposed to be about Lebanon Co. Shrine Club. Not much to report. Between Covid and bad weather, it has been
tough to have meetings. All meetings are 6:30 p.m., 4th Monday, Heisey’s Diner, RT 72 North, Lebanon. Ladies invited. On a good
note, we have been having all you can eat potpie on a regular basis. Dress is casual and everyone is welcome.
It is great to be Shriner. Now let’s get back to work and have fun.
Roger C. Reis
Hope you are all well and staying
safe from COVID.
We are having a brief weather respite
and enjoying some relatively milder
The Lehigh Shrine Club has only
been able to have one Board of Directors
meeting so far this year. No Club meetings. Hopefully we can
have another Board meeting this month (March) and then a Club
meeting in April. We had to postpone our April 17 Ladies Nite.
It will now be held in conjunction with our Christmas Party on
December 17 at the Shepherd Hills Golf Club.
Here’s an early “Save the Date” for LSC Golf on Wednesday,
October 13, at Iron Lakes. Further information will be
forthcoming. It is being renamed The Noble Ronald L. Neimeyer
Memorial Golf Tournament. Come and play and support the
memory of a great Shriner!
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!
All right! We have had enough
isolation and distancing for a
lifetime. It’s time to get out and
Caravaners everywhere are
chomping at the bit for the arrival of
Spring. But, I guess, so is everyone.
We are still frozen in. I mean that
literally! My camper is still stuck
behind 2 feet of frozen snow.
Spring is coming (but not soon
The Caravaners club will have our first venture at the
Oasis on the Rajah campus from April 22 to April 25. We
will be opening the campground for the season, turning on
the water and electricity and prepping our newly acquired
tool shed. The shed is complements of Noble Reverend
David Newhart, who recently moved to Elizabethtown, and
no longer needed a shed. THANKS, Noble David!
There are camping spaces available for anyone who
would like to join us. The offer is open for the entire season.
Motorhomes, trailers and tents are all welcome. Our schedule
this year includes trips to Lancaster in August and Watkins
Glen, NY, in September. These two venues have already
been booked, but there may be a vacancy or two. Give it
Ahhh, spring – a time for new beginnings, plans and projects. The next couple of months will be filled
with meetings, dinners and events. But before we get into that, I would like to thank all Nobles and their
Ladies, including our Potentate Kraig Leiby and his Lady Janet, who attended our Memorial Breakfast
at Blue Mountain Restaurant on February 20th. There were thirty-six in attendance who enjoyed a good
hearty breakfast and fellowship with one another. Our Memorial Service commemorated ten Nobles from
our club who had passed on in the last year.
Please consider joining us at any of the following: April 27th at 6 p.m. Interclub Night at JA Buffet in
Hamburg (casual dress) RSVP to Glenn Sattizahn by April 25th; on May 25th, 6 p.m. for Past Presidents
Night at Friedensburg Country Restaurant (sport coat & tie); June 29th at 6 PM for Ladies Night Picnic
at the Rajah Complex
picnic grove. Don’t
forget to bring your
Fez to all events.
Getting back to spring projects, my
favorite that I anxiously look forward to
every spring is working in my vegetable
gardens. I start planning by looking through
catalogs for new seed varieties and new
ideas. Then I start to prepare the soil for
planting, which can be labor intensive but so
worthwhile when those seeds start growing
into productive plants.
My suggestion is that we treat our Shrine
Clubs in the same way. Seek out new
prospective members. Look for new ideas.
Prepare and make the Shrine fertile ground
for planting those new “seeds.” And most
importantly, nurture them along the way
into becoming productive members.
The pickings are really slim for this issue. The Band was only able to meet once since installation.
Hopefully, with the newly distributed vaccines, things will return to close to normal. Keep your fingers
At our solo meeting we were fortunate enough to have the Illustrious Sir Kraig Leiby and our recorder
Les Werley in attendance. The Illustrious Sir brought us up to speed with the goings on at Rajah Shrine.
One good thing is that the MASA Convention is going to happen in Virginia Beach this year. Forms are
at the complex. We were reminded to get our reservations in early as we don’t know if there will be any
restrictions. One thing for sure - we will have hospitality!
Other dates to remember are April 21st
for stated meeting of Rajah Shrine and the
John Grumbein Pote’s Ball on May 1st. Another first will
be a “Sock Hop” on May 15th. The Noble
Riders and Car Club are putting this together,
so ladies, put on your poodle skirt and saddle shoes and guys, make
sure you have your hair slicked back and a pack of Camels rolled up in
your t-shirt. This sounds like it will be a fun time to doo-wop the night
away. Notices will be sent out for all of these events.
As I said in the beginning, there wasn’t much to say for this article.
The one thing we know for sure is that the children in our hospitals
need our support. Please keep them in mind.
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Contacts for Meat Bingo tickets:
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THE CHAPLAIN’S STUDY
“The Christ must suffer many things…”
The death of Jesus Christ is the turning point of the Gospels. Paul always says that he is preaching,
“Christ crucified.” He also says, “Jesus Christ has died on the cross for our sins.”
So, although these are statements of Paul, they come from the story of Jesus in the Gospels. There is
in all the Gospels an account of Jesus arrest, his condemnation by the Jewish Sanhedrin and the Roman
Governor, and then the journey to the cross and his death. This whole time is referred to as the Passion
of the Christ. These events were predictions of Jesus himself. Mark 9:31 ff says, “He began to teach the
disciples that the Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests
and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.”
This is Jesus speaking of his own up and coming humiliation and week in Jerusalem that will bring about
his death on the cross and his resurrection.
A third of each Gospel is devoted to Jesus’ last days in Jerusalem, so that the gospels are essentially
Passion stories with different introductory material. The gospel of Matthew devoted two full chapters, very long chapters, 26 and
27, giving us an almost hour by hour description of what is happening to Jesus from the time of his arrest until his burial.
Matthew saw the cross of Christ as central to the story of who and what the Christ is to everyone. He ends with the profession
of the Roman Centurion who, seeing Jesus die, says, “Truly this man was God’s Son.” Even a heathen, non-believer will bear
testimony to the power of God’s son to die on the cross. This is central to what we understand the Gospel to be, a means of
evangelizing people, bringing them into the fold.
All of this is told with the knowledge that Jesus has risen from the dead. It is all told in the light of the resurrection. Jesus has
triumphed over death through the power of God. A stark realism, that here a genuine man was put to death on a cruel instrument of
torture, deserted by his friends and tempted to deny his God and his mission, appears again and again in all our Gospel accounts.
The early Christians had also to explain the death of Jesus so that readers would not consider what happened to him and end
all. The declaration of the resurrection was important. They had to make a sharp contrast to his death and the death of all the other
leaders and prophets that they knew. Death was a finality to Jews and, thus, to see the death as only the beginning of the meaning
of Jesus is all important.
Jesus did not just die on the cross, he was brought back from the death through the power of almighty God. Death was not final,
death did not win out, death was only a steppingstone to new life in God.
That is the needed reminder for all who read the story of Jesus and his passion, it is not the end but the beginning for us all.
I am glad to report that as of this issue all the Directors Staff are safe and anxiously waiting for more
events to open safely.
Our spring parades have been rescheduled to the fall in hopes that the virus will be controlled to allow
spectators. Most of the communities need time to fundraise for their parades. Barry Reed and Mic Frey
have spent the winter trying to keep our fire truck and small cars ready.
We have not had a meeting since November so any scheduling of events for our unit will not take
place until our April meeting. Our Director is waiting for information on the Shrine Directors Association
Convention that he attends each year. He brings back to our unit the latest on what is happening at the
national level. This includes any new policy changes, new stunts, or restrictions for use at our ceremonials.
In our last article, we recognized three members that were important to the success of our unit. I would
like to continue to recognize more members that help drive the unit forward each year.
- Ike Boyer, who has been a member for over 40 years including time as our president and director, is
always available with his vast experience of unit procedures when the unit is questioned on them.
- Ed Austin, a twenty-year plus member, is always available to help when possible and brings experience
as an officer in other units in guiding our decisions.
- Sam Beam, a relatively new member, is an asset in running our events with his experience from the clown unit.
- Dave DeTuck, again a relatively new member, has youth on his side and that gives us the energy in the unit for ceremonial stage
set ups. He is also our First Vice President.
It is members like these who help us “Hold the Rope” each year.
This wraps up our Directors’ Staff highlights of a lost spring of events for the unit.
HAROLD H. BINGEMAN
DIED: JANUARY 24, 2021
A. JAMES BOMBERGER
DIED: FEBRUARY 7, 2021
EDWARD B. CARVELL, SR.,
DIED: JANUARY 19, 2021
JOHN R. FAUST
DIED: JANUARY 24, 2021
ARTHUR D. KLINE, JR.
DIED: FEBRUARY 25, 2021
HAROLD L. KREMSER, JR.
DIED: JANUARY 30, 2021
ELVIN J. NEWHART
DIED: JANUARY 3, 2021
KENNETH L. SHARP
DIED: JANUARY 20, 2021
DONALD R. SHUMAN
DIED: FEBRUARY 28, 2021
ROGER I. WALCK
DIED: DECEMBER 23, 2020
SAMUEL P. WANDZILAK
DIED: FEBRUARY 2, 2021
RONALD C. WEITZEL
DIED: JANUARY 21, 2021
JAMES P. WILLIAMS
DIED: OCTOBER 16, 2020
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Nobles: The Rajah Shrine
Membership numbers listed below are
the Nobles who still owe 2021 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 2021 dues within the past
month, thank you for your payment!
Les A. Werley, Recorder
19175 19915 20234 20367
20634 20694 21191 21632
21902 21967 22062 22252
22761 22999 23164 23848
23891 23909 23934 24091
24129 24152 24212 24231
24261 24318 24389 24495
24518 24581 24588 24624
24632 24742 24786 24796
24806 25219 25294 25335
25390 25405 25549 25711
25758 25852 25962 26525
26528 26658 26842 27059
27073 27089 27154 27323
27415 27470 27532 27534
27562 27583 27607 27615
27639 27720 27755 27779
27793 27853 27910 27932
27952 27973 28020 28021
28033 28065 28078 28109
28129 28133 28199 28211
28235 28298 28315 28401
28402 28488 28504 28513
28525 28538 28553 28592
28608 28628 28662 28680
28687 28715 28727 28767
28780 28786 28796 28810
28815 28816 28841 28842
28843 28851 28855 28865
28869 28870 28877 28879
28902 28903 28910 28918
28943 28950 28953 28978
28981 28998 29001 29010
P.O. Box 40 , Blandon, PA 19510
Vol 79 April-May 2021 No. 3
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Concert Band Chanters LOH Exec &
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SPRING MASA - W. VA
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Mtg. - 6:30 PM
N. Penn S.C.
8 AM - Complex
Pote’s Golf Outing
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Flashback from past Pote’s Golf Outings
Bill Remo, PP makes a long putt
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Duane & Blaine Dellecker waiting
to tee off in rain
Bethlehem S. C.
Concert Band Picnic
Caravaners - Rajah
LOH - Exec &
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Mtg. - 6:30 PM
North Penn S.C.
Mic Frey with Gecko club cover
Mike Zerbe, PP,
with a magic ball
w/ Ladies at
REDNER'S - POTE'S CALL