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Rajah News

Vol. 79 June-July 2021 No. 4

Honoring Those

Who Served

Rajah Shrine Legion of Honor

In this issue:

- Highlights of the Pote’s Ball & Ladies Meat Bingo

- A True American Hero and Fellow Noble Audie Murphy

- Worthy of Mention, a new feature


2021 POTE’S PICNIC

Wednesday, August 4th

RAJAH SHRINE COMPLEX

221 Orchard Road, Reading, PA 19605

CDC Guidelines will be followed

Gates Open at 10:00 AM Clams

Serving 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Ceremonial at 11: 00 AM

Followed by Cold Sands

Serving Clams at 1:00 PM

Hamburgers

Hot Dogs

Cheese

Ring Bologna

Corn on the cob

Fresh Sausage

Sweet Bologna

Ice Cream

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

400 TICKETS MUST BE SOLD BY JULY 14th

MAXIMUM TICKETS SOLD WILL BE 500

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD

AFTER JULY 21st OR AT THE GATE

Purchase your ticket from a Divan Member,

The Rajah Shrine Website www.rajahshrine.org,

or at the Rajah Shrine Office.

- or-

Mail a self-addressed stamped envelope

with your check made Payable to:

RAJAH SHRINE, PO BOX 40, BLANDON, PA 19510

Shrine Members $40 / Blue Lodge Masons $45

Tickets purchased between July 14th—July 21st

Shrine Members $45 / Blue Lodge Masons $50

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The Potentate’s Message

Es Selamu Aleikum

Greeting Nobles,

Nobles,

Welcome

Ladies

to spring.

and Friends:

I would like to start by thanking all of those that were able to

participate in our Good Friday breakfast. We not only had good food but heard a very

touching message by our own Reverend David Newhart. We shall never forget the true

meaning of Easter.

Next, I would like to say how truly honored I was for the overwhelming support at

the Potentate’s Ball, held at the Double Tree in Reading. A fun evening was had by all

and we enjoyed the good music and fellowship. I can’t thank the Aides enough, and

especially our Chief Aides, Mic and Beth Frey, for all their hard work and dedication

to make this event so special.

The week after the Ball, we attempted a new fundraising venture. The Divan and

their Ladies held a Meat Bingo at the Shrine Complex. We had nearly 190 players in

attendance and we look forward to seeing how financially successful this event was.

Again, thank you for everyone’s help.

In looking ahead into next month, we have the Pote’s Golf Outing, Cigar Night,

and Legion of Honor Commander’s Ball. Then in July, the voting Divan Members will

be attending Imperial Sessions in Houston, Texas. This is traditionally a fun and very

informative meeting addressing both fraternal and hospital topics.

I have been trying to attend the majority of your Clubs and Units meetings and events so far this

year. It has been a pleasure getting to know many of you better and I charge you to get others involved

and be creative in your thinking and ideas to continue to excel for our children. Never forget our

philanthropy.

Yours in the Faith,

Kraig

ALIEKUM ES SELAM

Attest: Les A. Werley, Recorder

Contents

Caravaners ......................................................................4

In Honor of a Masonic Hero......................................................5

Lebanon Shrine Club .....................................................6

2021 Pote’s Trip..............................................................6

Stated Meeting................................................................7

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

Director’s

ALIEKUM

Staff................................................................9

ES SELAM

Attest:

Hospital Joe HaganServices........................................................... 9

Sportsmen’s Recorder Raffle........................................................10

Schuylkill Shrine Club..................................................11

Anglers..........................................................................11

Potentate’s Ball.............................................................12

On This Month's Cover

Nobles appearing on the the cover: Sitting L-R Peter Laspopoulos, Scott Miller, Barry Weisser

Standing L-R Clinton Starkey, Robert DeWolf, James Cocuzza, Raymond Ayers

NOTICE - NOTICE

THE RAJAH SHRINE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON:

MONDAY, JULY 5, 2021 IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY

THANK YOU - RAJAH SHRINE OFFICE

In This Issue

Forks of the Delaware Tin Lizzies ...............................14

Meat Bingo...................................................................15

Provost Guard...............................................................16

Legion of Honor............................................................16

Potentates on the Water.................................................18

Lehigh Shrine Club.......................................................19

Concert Band................................................................20

Chanters........................................................................20

Worthy of Mention........................................................21

Noble Riders.................................................................21

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

String Band...................................................................22

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RAJAH SHRINE

RAJAH SHRINE

RAJAH SHRINE

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Shriners International

Published February, April, June,

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August, October, December

Published February, April, June,

P.O. August, Box 40, October, Blandon, December PA 19510

Telephone: 610-916-9000

P.O. Box Fax: 40, 610-916-9100

Blandon, PA 19510

Telephone: www.rajahshrine.org 610-916-9000

Fax: 610-916-9100

www.rajahshrine.org

EDITOR

Sam Ellis

2409 Treeline EDITORDrive

Easton, Sam PA 18040-7925 Ellis

Phone: 2409 Treeline 610-390-6188 Drive

E-mail: Email: Easton, magazine@rajahshrine.org

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PA 18040-7925

Phone: PHOTOGRAPHERS

610-390-6188

Email: Carl Frey, sellis4947@aol.com

William Quinn,

Barry Weisser and Sam Ellis

PROOFREADER

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ILLUSTRIOUS SIR

KRAIG W. LEIBY

POTENTATE

JOSEPH J. HAGAN, SR.

CHIEF RABBAN

DUANE A. DELLECKER

ASSISTANT RABBAN

DONALD G. HEIMBECKER

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET

RONALD L. SZAPACS

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

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 •

Doors Rajah

• 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.

Proceeds benefit Rajah Shrine and

are not deductible as charitable donations.

CALLING ALL SHRINERS!

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 20234 20367 20634 20694 21191 21632 21902 21967 2 2 0 6 2

22252 23164 23848 23891 23934 24091 24129 24152 24212 2 4 2 3 1

24261 24518 24581 24624 24632 24742 24786 24796 24806 2 5 2 1 9

25294 25335 25390 25405 25549 25711 25758 26525 26658 2 6 8 4 2

27059 27089 27154 27323 27415 27470 27532 27534 27583 2 7 6 0 7

27615 27639 27720 27779 27932 27973 28020 28021 28033 2 8 0 6 5

28078 28109 28133 28199 28211 28401 28402 28488 28538 2 8 5 5 3

28592 28608 28662 28671 28680 28767 28786 28796 28810 2 8 8 1 5

28816 28841 28842 28843 28851 28855 28865 28869 28870 2 8 8 7 7

28879 28902 28903 28918 28943 28953 28978 28998

CARAVANERS

Well, we have completed our first campout of the season.

Although the weather was not ideal, the sun was shining. Cold

winds keep us in our campers most of the time, and due to the

high wind, a campfire was out of the question.

We did manage to get together for a brief meeting to discuss

future events and other assorted topics. However, we could not

hold an official meeting because there were not enough members

for a quorum.

Walter Lamm CEREMONIALS

May is a troublesome month for camping. The weather is

Mini-Ceremonials unpredictable shall shall and be seldom be at the at the cooperative. discretion

But we make the best of

Potentate. To the To schedule, not so perfect please please weather contact contact conditions. the the recorder After recorder all, at we are at outside and

among friends. How much

610-916-9000.

better can it get? So come and join us, if you are the outdoor

type. Even if you are not, we can retreat indoors when necessary.

Be safe, be healthy and be happy. And camp on!


Noble Audie Murphy pictured with

decorations in 1945

A scene from the autobiographical

movie "To Hell and Back"

IN HONOR OF A

MASONIC HERO

By Sam Ellis

We asked the Legion of Honor’s Honor Guard to appear

on this issue’s cover to recognize and pay tribute to those

fellow Masons and Shriners who have served.

Memorial Day was just a week or so ago and July 4th is

coming up soon. This is a period for honoring our veterans

and uniformed military personnel who serve and have served

across this land and abroad. It is a time to recognize the

selfless service of those in the Armed Forces who dedicate

and have dedicated their lives in the service of our country.

Many are Masons and Shriners, and one in particular

stands out in American military history. Brother Audie Leon

Murphy is a legend and a hero for all times. Audie came from

humble roots and with little formal education to become

our nation’s most decorated soldier during World War II,

amassing 33 awards, decorations, and citations.

From private to Company Commander, 15th Infantry

Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Audie Murphy campaigned

in North Africa, on the long road up the Italian Peninsula and

through Southern France.

He was wounded on January 25, 1945, during the battle

for the Colmar Pocket. It was during this action where he earned the Medal of

Honor for his single-handed defeat of an estimated 250 enemy soldiers and six

tanks. For over one hour he remained alone atop a burning tank destroyer calling

artillery adjustments and manning a .50 caliber machine gun. He was personally

responsible for protecting his sector and certainly saving his unit from destruction.

Murphy was 19 years old at the time. His wounds kept him from accepting an

appointment to West Point.

After the war, Murphy’s national celebrity status brough him to the attention of

Hollywood.

He went on to have a prolific country music songwriting and acting career,

starring in 44 feature films, including the movie adaption of his autobiography, To

Hell and Back.

He became interested Masonry in the early 1950s. Brother Audie went on the hold

dual membership in Lodge No. 542 and Lodge No. 764, both in North Hollywood.

He took his 32-degree work at the Scottish Rite Temple in Dallas, Texas.

Noble Audie became

a Shriner at the Hella

Temple in Dallas on

November 15, 1957. He later became affiliated with Moolah

Shrine in St Louis. Audie was also decorated a Knight Commander

of the Court of Honor (KCCH) on December 11, 1965. Audie was

made a “Master of the Royal Secret” in the Valley of Dallas, Orient

of Texas, on November 14, 1965.

Audie Murphy died in a plane crash in Virginia in 1971, which

was shortly before his 46th birthday. He was interred with military

honors at Arlington National Cemetery, where his grave is one of the

most visited.

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LEBANON SHRINE CLUB

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

Awhile back, after an especially important planning meeting, an email was sent out by the Rajah Shrine

Office requesting help at the Pote’s Picnic and Sportsman’s Raffle. John Heywood’s words have never

been truer. “Many hands make light work“ and especially “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the

Dennis Royer

success.” In my opinion that last quote was written about Rajah Shrine. I have seen success in the past and

now we must do it again. Sure, we need Nobles and Ladies to serve food etc., at these events. It also means

Join

that

Chief

if you

Rabban

are unable

Marvin

to physically

and Lady

help, then

Marie

attend,

Miller

sell, or

on

buy

a 3-night

a few more

trip

tickets

to

and encourage others to

attend. It all leads to success. That kind of help and support is very important. I am sure we will succeed again.

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

Speaking of success.... The Lebanon County Shrine Club has increased the attendance numbers. Thanks to Ill. Sir Kraig Leiby

and Experience his crew of the Pot-Pie charm eaters, of the the club southern is doing rails, OK. By music the way...the and the Illustrious history of Sir, the is south. a cheap date. He only eats lettuce and gives

his dessert away, so try to sit close to him, if you can. We also had a visit from a neighboring Shrine Club and we will reciprocate

soon.

Included

Thanks

in

to

this

Bob

trip:

Mertz, president of Schuylkill for the visit.

- Roundtrip We still meet transportation the 4th Monday via private 6:30 motorcoach p.m. at Heisey’s equipped Diner, with Route reclining 72 North seats of Lebanon. and restroom The bar is now open, Ladies are

- always 3-nights’ welcome hotel and accommodations dress is casual with in Elkins no fez and required. Lewisburg, Just give West us a Virginia call and let us know how many are coming so we do not

run out of lettuce for the Potentate.

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

trains

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

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

- Services of a professional Boscov’s Travel Escort

It sure is great to be able to attend some meetings again.

Going forward we still have to work through the government restrictions still in place to “to keep us

safe”, “to flatten the curve” and “get vaccinated”. Frustrating at times, yet we’re doing all that and plans

are underway to hold events and get Rajah rolling again. Let’s have some fun and fellowship again.

Rajah Shrine 2021

Hosted by

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

Illustrious Sir Kraig & Lady Janet

Join Chief Rabban Marvin and Lady Marie Miller on a

Cruise to Canada & New England aboard the

Norwegian Breakaway, Sept 27 - Oct 4, 2020

ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM -

WILLIAMSTOWN & PETERSBURG, KY

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

of the changing seasons.

NEW DATE - October 28 - 31, 2021

Included in this trip:

YOUR ARK ENCOUNTER AND CREATION MUSEUM TOUR INCLUDES

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

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

- 7-nights’

• Three (3) nights

accommodations

hotel accommodations:

aboard

one (1) night,

the

Hampton

Norwegian

Inn, Zanesville,

Breakaway

OH; one (1) night,

and

Hilton

services

Hotel, Florence,

of a Boscov’s

KY; and one (1)

Travel

night, Hampton

Escort

Inn, Lewisburg, WV.

- The Ultimate Beverage • Five (5) included Package meals: three for (3) the breakfasts, first two guests (2) dinners. per • Guided cabin tour ($800 of Frank Lloyd per Wright's person Fallingwater, value) Mill Run, PA

- Four-meal • Admission to specialty the Ark Encounter, dining Williamstown, for the first KY. This two full sized guests Noah's per Ark, the cabin largest and timber up framed to $100 building on in the board world, credit is built to the dimensions found in the

Bible and includes three (3) decks of exhibits about the Flood, Noah and the animals.

- Includes all meals

• Admission

and entertainment

to the Creation Museum,

while

Petersburg,

onboard

KY. Over

the

140

Norwegian

state-of-the-art

Breakaway

exhibits bring the pages of the Bible to life.

Learn more at our upcoming • Dinner presentation: Detective Murder Mystery Sunday, Dinner Show, October Cincinnati, 20, OH 2019 following the

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

• Bunker Tour at The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV - Tour the former Top-Secret Cold War Era Bunker built to house the U.S. Congress in the event of a

nuclear attack.

Travel arrangements by Boscov’s Travel, 800.782.5605

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Stated Meeting - April 21, 2021

Illustrious Sir's key messages were to encourage everyone to be safe and to promote fellowship. And to get out and participate in your club

and Rajah activities. By doing that, we can hasten Rajah Shrine’s return to normal and be a better Temple for it.

During the meeting it was announced that Chandler Lodge No. 227 of West Reading

donated $5,000 to the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital for Children.

Illustrious Sir Kraig Leiby conducted his first

Stated Meeting for 2021

Recorder Les Werley called the

meeting to order with a flair!

Kenneth Flynn, Hospital Ambassador, leaned

over the mic to address a question.

Dwayne Miller is the Captain of the

Guard for 2021

ATTENTION ALL NOBLES - STATED MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2021

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

Rajah Shriners will be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 14, 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

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FOR MASA 2021 ROOM RESERVATIONS !!!

We have 20 rooms available, first come first serve basis, till June 15, 2021.

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 June 15 th , Balance due by July 30 th !***

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).

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_________________________________

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ADDRESS___________________________________________________CITY________________STATE_____ZIP____________

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

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: RAJAH SHRINE

VISA MASTERCARD DISCOVER AMERICAN EXPRESS AMOUNT OF PAYMENT_________________.

V-CODE

CARD NO.

NAME ON CARD__________________________________________EXP. DATE _____/_____


Carl Solarek,

Secretary

DIRECTOR’S STAFF

We finally were able to hold a meeting in

May with the results below on future events.

Director Barry Reed has informed the

Director’s Staff that he will not be attending

the Shrine Director’s Association Convention

that was rescheduled for August because it

will conflict with the Pote’s Picnic where he is

responsible for directing the second section of

the Ceremonial. If you attend the Pote’s Picnic

and can help at the second section or with jewelry

sales for a short time, please stop by the jewelry

tent. It will be greatly appreciated!

We want to recognize one of our own. Noble

Mic Frey, the Chief Aide to the Potentate, is also our treasurer and oversees

our jewelry sales at most of the Rajah events. Mic is also in charge of the

food kitchen on Bingo nights. Great work, Mic!

The Girardville Parade rescheduled for September 2021 now has been

canceled until 2022. No other parades for 2021 have responded with any

dates or cancellations.

At our last meeting, it was voted on to inspect our 1952 fire truck to insure

that it is safe to drive in or to events. Nobles Barry Reed and Mic Frey will have

the truck and small cars ready when the parade season opens up again. The unit

thanks them for their hard work in maintaining the vehicles.

We will be having a Margarita Nite with our friends the Rajah Clowns at the

complex on October 8, 2021. It’s a great time to thank your lady for her support

all year. There will be great food, music and camel’s milk. See any Director’s

Staff officer for tickets.

That’s all the news for this issue from the Director’s staff. Stay Safe!

Carl "Mic" Frey in Girardville Parade 2019

HOSPITAL SERVICES

Director Barry Reed

The Hospital Service Unit continues to transport patients regardless of restrictions placed on our society.

The Shrine Hospital continues to monitor all personnel entering the hospital. Although their requirements

are eased a bit, they are still vigilant.

The friendly and personable hospital staff has everyone’s good health and safety as their goal - not just

the young patients, but the transportation providers as well.

Keep in mind that our Hospital Service Unit relies on your support. Without everyone’s financial

support, we

could not

Walter Lamm provide this

service to the

patients. With that in mind, the HSU

will be conducting a raffle this year.

Tickets will be limited. Drawing will be

held at MASA once again. You will not

have to be present to win. The sale of

tickets should commence soon. So, stay

tuned!

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RAJAH SHRINE

2021 SPORTSMEN’S RAFFLE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

SOUTH END GUN CLUB

LORANE RD, READING,PA 19606

NOON TO 5:00 PM

CDC Guidelines

100 GUNS WILL BE RAFFLED OFF STARTING AT NOON

10 SELLER TICKET DRAWINGS, 5 MUZZLELOADERS RAFFLED,

50/50 DRAWINGS, TEAR OFFS, BIG WHEEL AND MORE

Food * Beverages * Raffles * Double Serving Lines

Refreshments and Drawings start at 12:00 NOON

Food will be served until 4:30 PM

Beverages will be served until 5:00 PM

All food and beverages must be consumed on the premises.

NO ONE UNDER 18 MAY BE ADMITTED AND NO COOLERS OR PETS

BROUGHT TO THE SOUTH END GUN CLUB

Get your tickets from the Sportsmen’s Raffle Committee or at

the Rajah Shrine Office. Three tickets to a book with a FREE Seller Ticket.

Tickets are $25 each.

PLEASE AVOID WAITING UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT

TO TURN IN YOUR TICKETS WITH PAYMENT.

DRAWINGS OF THE WINNERS START AT NOON

AND YOU MAY MISS OUT ON SOME OF THE DRAWINGS.

We need volunteers to work our biggest fundraiser!

It’s success depends on you! Selling Tickets and working at the event!

Please contact the Recorder at Rajah Shrine (Les Werley) 610-916-9000

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Bob Merkt,

President

SCHUYLKILL

SHRINE CLUB

Greeting Fellow Nobles

At our interclub Night in April,

twenty Nobles and Ladies had the

“good fortune” of enjoying some

Chinese cuisine at the JA Buffet. For

some this was a new experience. And,

as in the cereal commercial, they tried

it and they liked it!

On Tuesday, June 29, we will try

something different again. Because of

the pandemic, our Ladies Night event

in March was cancelled so, I decided we should have a “Berry

Special Ladies Night Picnic.”

It will be held at the Rajah Shrine Complex Pavilion starting

at 6 p.m. This is a casual – No Fez- catered outdoor picnic.

Come join us and bring some of your favorite games to share.

Did I hear someone mention strawberries and ice cream? RSVP

to Glenn Sattizahn (570-581-1037) Cost is $22.00/person.

I’ll close with this thought. “Life is like a camera – focus on

what is important, capture the good times and develop from the

negatives. And hey, if things don’t work out, just take another

shot.”

Have a great summer

Mike Artim,

President

ANGLERS

Hoping everyone had a great

Memorial Day weekend, as we took

time to honor those who served,

fought, and gave their lives so we

could enjoy the freedoms we all

share.

Well, it finally happened! Spring

has finally sprung - pleasant weather

mixed with days of rain and cool

temps.

As I write this a group of anglers

are embarking on their first fishing trip

of the year to Glendale Lake located at

Prince Gallitzin State Park. Glendale Lake is a hot spot for

bass, crappie, muskies and many other species of fish. Along

with the great boating and fishing, Prince Gallitzin State

Park offers modern cabins for rent, as well as trailer and tent

camping sites, some with full hook-up and electric. A great

family place to visit, it’s about a 3-hour drive from our area.

Check out a report on the Anglers' trip on page 18.

The anglers are gearing up for a fun summer. Our June

meeting was a fishing and hot dog event held at a local pond.

We are planning other FISH-NICS throughout the season.

A reminder - sauerkraut adds a special touch to grilled hot

dogs. Call Mike at 484-437-3710 to order yours to enhance

your summer picnics. Fish On!

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Rajah Shrine 2021

Potentates’ Ball

Don’t Stop

Me Now

This year’s ball, honoring

Illustrious Sir Kraig W. Leiby and

Lady Janet was held at the Double

Tree by Hilton in Reading on May

1st.

143 Nobles and Ladies attended

including, five Potentates from

Almas, Crescent, Jaffa, Osiris, and

Zembo Shrines. Also at the event

were four MASA officers including

the MASA President, Ill. Sir Johnnie

Bitzer along with the 1st, 2nd, and

3rd Vice Presidents. MASA Past

President Ill. Sir Keith A. McKnight,

from ZemZem, and Lady Eileen

were also present. Overall, it was

quite a tribute to Rajah and our 2021

Potentate Ill. Sir Kraig Leiby

The evening was light and

breezy with only one speech, a

short one at that, from Illustrious

Sir Kraig. There was lots of music

by We3, which was actually We3

plus 1. The rule of the evening was

laughter, dancing, with plenty of fun

and socializing, something we all

missed dearly during the long days

of the pandemic. Introductions were

handled by Greg Lewis, PP.

This was really a coming out

party for Rajah after a difficult year

and a half of COVID restrictions

and cancellations. Congratulations

to Illustrious Sir and Lady Janet,

Chief Aide Mic Frey and Lady

Beth, and all the Aides for creating a

memorable evening.

Chief Rabban Joseph J.

Hagan Sr, & Lady Joyce

Assistant Rabban Duane A.

Dellecker & Lady Barbara

High Priest & Prophet Donald

G. Heimbecker & Lady Carol

Oriental Guide Ronald L. Szapacs

& Lady Lois

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Photography by Bill Quinn, Carl ‘Mic’ Frey, Barry Weisser and Sam Ellis

Recorder Les Werley &

Lady Joan Lewis

Treasurer Ronald F. Rapp, PP

& Lady Faye Leiby

Second Ceremonial Master

Gregory T. Miller & Lady Sharon

2021 MASA President

Ill. Sir Johnnie Bitzer

Ill. Sir Kraig W. Leiby speaking

from the podium

Ill. Sir Kraig’s family, L-R Melissa & Kevin Leiby, Kraig’s brother,

Earl & Faye Leiby, Kraig’s father & Mother

Greg Lewis, PP, handled the

introductions and hosted the

evening

Ladies Barbara Quinn, Susie Zerbe,

and Ferne Engle

Chief Aide Carl ‘Mic’ Frey

& Lady Beth

Duane Dellecker welcomes

Richard & Lady Cathy Tower

The 2021 Potentate’s Aides, L-R Carl Hinderer, Bryan & Belinda Stoudt, Harold & Ann Kohl, Chief Aide Carl & Beth Frey,

Ill. Sir Kraig Leiby & Lady Janet, Terry Hulsizer & Ruth Ann Seyler, Dwayne & Karen Miller, Ronald DeWald

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Sam Ellis

Mike Kish seen here in a parade

Forks of the Delaware Tin Lizzies

It has been a difficult time for everyone

dealing with COVID and the shutdowns but now

everything seems to be opening up and the Tin

Lizzies are active as ever.

We held our Annual Car Cleanup day on May

15th to prepare our Tin Lizzie replica cars for the

upcoming parade season. Our first parade is

taking place on Memorial Day in Mahanoy City.

Noble Mike Kish made the club proud by

participating in the St. Baldricks Virtual Shave

Fundraiser “Shaving Heads to Conquer Kids

Cancer”.

St. Baldricks is a foundation that

supports promising childhood cancer

research. The fundraiser is promoted

through radio stations annually

and this year Mike participated

through WOED 99.9 The Hawk.

The challenge was to collect pledges

and have your head shaved and live

Car Cleanup team, sitting L-R Chris Yeager,

Club president Larry Silfies, standing L-R

Rich Stefanovic, Mike Hopstock, Garrett

Newhartz

streamed

on Facebook via The Hawk. Mike raised $501.00 and had his head shaved on April 9th, his

birthday. Mike worked with The Hawk’s Morning Show hosts Rick & Joel and made the

presentation of the $501 live on air (virtually) during the Morning Show. Locally 3 radio

stations participated in the Virtual Shave Fundraiser. 99.9 the Hawk, 100.7 WLEV and 96.1

Cat Country. Between the three, over $30,000 was raised for childhood cancer research.

Mike said it was good fun for a worthy cause. We agree. By the way, he said his hair is

slowing growing back slightly beyond peach fuzz right now.

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

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Lady Janet Leiby welcomed everyone to Rajah’s 1st Meat Bingo

MEAT BINGO A Success

In Its Premier Event

The first Ladies Meat Bingo took place on May 7 at the

complex. By all indications it was a great success. This year’s

Meat Bingo replaced Basket Bingo. Instead of gift baskets,

Bingo winners received prizes of meat, beef, pork and chicken.

“The initial reason for switching was that Longaberger had

gone out of business so this was a good time to try something

new,” commented Lady Janet. “Also, Basket Bingo has typically

been attended by ladies. We felt that a more versatile event

would bring in more men and our attendance this year proved us

right. The event drew nearly 200 people - some were our regular

Thursday night Bingo customers, many were men. Donations

were a big part of the event’s success. Ten individuals, 11

businesses, and 24 clubs and units donated money and prizes. In

fact, this is the first Ladies Bingo were a 100% of the prizes were

donated. All monies raised go to supporting Rajah Shrine.

The Meat Bingo Committee, L-R first row: Lady Joyce Hagan, Lady Janet Leiby, Lady

Barbara Dellecker, row 2: Lady Carol Heimbecker, Lady Lois Szapacs, at top: Lady

Sharon Miller. Lady Sharon Grumbein could not attend due to the illness of First

Ceremonial Master John Grumbein

Bryan Stoudt called the event

Terry Hulsizer presents a 50/50

winner with $499

Ruth Ann Seyler and Lois Szapacs selling Specials

Greg Miller presents Bingo winner Beth

Frey with a prize redemption ticket

Barbara Quinn seen with Ill. Sir Kraig

Earl Leiby putting a reel of tickets back

Kitchen workers L-R Mic Frey, Bud Khol, Don Heimbecker

after winning a door prize

together after it fell on the floor

and Dwyane Miller

Congratulations to the Divan Ladies, Aides, and members of the Divan for introducing a new, innovative fundraiser to Rajah Shrine.

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Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

PROVOST GUARD

As we look at what’s ahead, we must first look back and mourn the loss of one of the Charter members

of the Provost Guard, Noble Terry Boyer who passed away on April 6, 2021. Terry was the first treasurer

when we stated our Unit in 1986. After serving several years in that office, he moved away and upon his

return to Berks County, Terry was again elected treasurer and later as president for two years. When home

from Florida, Terry was our master chef for many of our Spaghetti Dinners. Thank you, Terry, for your

many years of service to Rajah and the Provost Guard. Well done, good and faithful servant.

And now some important news you should know - DON’T put it off any longer…. pick up your calendar

and PLEASE mark down, Saturday, June 12th. Why you ask? Because this is the date for our first of TWO

All-You-Care-To-Eat Spaghetti Dinners this year as sponsored by the Rajah Provost Guard.

We’ll be serving up freshly made, hot and delicious spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad and beverages

from 3 until 7 p.m. - all for just $7.00 per person! Tickets will be available at the door.

Scrumptious desserts will also be available for just $1.00 each.

But don’t wait, do it NOW…that’s Saturday, June 12th. Give your BBQ grill a break and come out to the Rajah Shrine Complex

All-Purpose Meeting Room and pull up a chair. A generous platter of hot & delicious nourishment awaits your visit.

Just in case you can’t join us for this date, we will be having our second Spaghetti dinner on Saturday, October 12, 2021, again

serving from 3-7 p.m.

With President Jon Schneider at the helm, we are moving forward on making plans to assist at many of the Rajah events this

year. We’ll start off with the Pote’s Picnic on Wednesday, August 4th, followed by the Sportsman’s Raffle on Sunday, September

19th, the Pretzel Bow, and the Rajah Circus in October.

If you are a member in good standing in Rajah Shrine, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and come join us. The Provost Guard

meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the All-Purpose Room at the Rajah Complex. Come one, come all, it’s

your organization, so join the fun.

LEGION OF

HONOR

Jere Lesher,

PP

Is that light we’re beginning to see

at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel?

I sure hope so. Our Shrine activities

have been rather slim.

However, we have held our LOH

monthly meeting, though attendance

was rather slim. Do your best to make

the meetings on June 8, July 13 and the

Saturday 9:00 a.m. meeting on August

14. Info on our June 5 Commander’s

Ball got out kind of late. We look

forward to (hopefully) a well-attended event. Another of our

usually well-attended events is the LOH Family Picnic held in

the pavilion on July 17 which includes the popular Barnyard

Bingo. Everyone wins some kind of goodies at that Bingo.

We all look forward to a return to our normal Rajah

events and Unit/Club activities. Hopefully, there won’t be a

resurgence causing another lock-down of some sort. Keep our

fingers crossed. It will end.

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A Fishy Tale -

Potentates On The Water

The Anglers had their first fishing trip of the year at Glendale

Lake at Prince Gallitzin State Park.

Joining them were Illustrious Sir Kraig Leiby, Marvin Miller,

PP, Mike Zerbe, PP, and past president of Anglers Dick Snell,

Oriental Guide Ron Szapacs and Second Ceremonial Master Greg

Miller.

These pictures were taken on May 11th, their first full day of

fishing. It appears to have been a successful and fun outing.

Our intrepid fisherment getting down to business.

The picture was taken by Dick Snell from his boat. Illustrious Sir Kraig is holding a Pickerel .

Mike with a Yellow Perch. Anything

over 8 inches is a keeper.

Marvin caught a large Pickerel.

Greg Miller holding a small Large

Mouth Bass. It was tossed back into

the lake.

Ill. Sir taking a group selfie

Fleetwood American Legion Post

donates to Shriners Childrens Hospital

Reported by: Mike Quinn

Photograph by: Bill Quinn

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, the American Legion Post 625

in Fleetwood, held a Music Night fund raiser for the Philadelphia

Shriners Hospital for Children. The event was sponsored by the

Friends of the American Legion, Son’s of the American Legion,

and the Legion Auxiliary. A door prize auction was held, with

all proceeds going to the hospital. The various members of the

Fleetwood Legion Post proudly presented a check to Ill. Sir Kraig

for over $1,300. The said they hope to make this an annual event.

Pictured above:The check presentation, L-R Matt Dower- Sons

of the American Legion, Michelle Haydt - Bar Mgr., Ill. Sir Kraig Leiby, Carol Spotts- Legion Aux. Pres., Nick Spotts - Legion Trustee

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LEHIGH SHRINE CLUB

It is great to have a meeting to write about. The Lehigh Shrine Club had our first Stated Meeting in over

a year on Wednesday, April 4. We had 28 Nobles and Ladies in attendance. A delicious meal of chicken

cordon bleu was served with an ice cream sundae for dessert. The meal was thoroughly enjoyed by all

present.

Our program for the evening was presented by the 2021 Potentate for Rajah Shrine, Ill. Sir Kraig W.

Leiby, accompanied by his Lady Janet. The Pote talked about his experiences going through the Divan and

how much he enjoyed traveling and meeting so many wonderful people.

He also talked about upcoming events at the Complex, as well as the Potentate’s Ball which was to be

held May 1. (My Lady Jan and I attended the Ball and it was a really nice event).

Roger C. Reis There were three Past Potentates attending as well. Ill. Sirs David Evans, Jared Kichline and William

Remo were there to enjoy our camaraderie. We had two Noble guests who stated they wished to join our

Club. We welcome Nobles Jim Atkins, Jr. and William Grimley.

May 21 will be our Annual Lehigh Bingo with Ladies at the Complex. Everyone wins a prize. Tickets are $20 which includes a

hot meal and a Bingo card. This event is open to family and guests. Wednesday, June 2, is our Annual “Hawaiian Shirt Nite” at the

Brass Rail. Dinner is cheese steaks and fries with an ice cream dessert. Open to all Nobles and their Ladies. Always a fun evening,

with a prize for the best Hawaiian shirt.

DeMolay “Dad” Noble Bill Close provided some interesting news about the Order of DeMolay. Recently, the International

Supreme Council of the Order of DeMolay in Kansas City, Missouri, has authorized and directed the establishment of a Preceptory

of the DeMolay Legion of Honor in Allentown, PA, and it has granted Letters of Authorization to the new Preceptory, which will

be known as the Lehigh Valley LOH Preceptory in honor of the many DeMolay Chapters that were once active in the Lehigh

Valley, including Allentown Chapter, which is still active, and former chapters in Bethlehem, Easton, Quakertown, Bangor and

East Stroudsburg. The Legion of Honor is the highest honor that can be conferred upon a Senior DeMolay or a Master Mason by

DeMolay International. The Obligatory Day of the Legionnaires is March 18th to commemorate the day in 1314 when Jacques

DeMolay was burned at the stake, becoming a martyr and exemplar of fidelity and toleration.

Nobles, 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!

Help! Help! We need HELP!

We need workers for the Pote’s Picnic and for the Sportsmen’s Raffle.

Both Nobles & Ladies are needed.

Pote’s Picnic is August 4, 2021 at the Shrine Complex.

Sportmen’s Raffle is September 19, 2021 at South End Gun Club.

We need your help to cook, to serve, and clean-up.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Return to Les Werley Shrine office by June 30, 2021

Name____________________________________________________________________________

Phone#__________________________________________________________________________

Email____________________________________________________________________________

Have you had your Covid-19 shots? Yes____ or No____

____I can help with the Pote’s Picnic.

____I can help with the Sportmen’s Raffle.

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Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

I’m too Saxy for my shirts. So

Saxy it hurts. I’m too Saxy for

my love. I’m so Saxy for your

party. Yes, that’s right. We’re back.

And these Saxy guys are wasting

no time getting into the groove.

Question: How do you get a jazzy

tenor to play softer? Answer: Give

him some music. Jokes aside, it’s

time to show who’s got the most Sax

appeal. We got it and we flaunt it.

The Nobleaires Dance Band will be playing on Sunday

November 7th at the complex. Mark your calendars for a

party full of fun and thankfulness. More details to come. The

German Band is launching its rehearsal schedule in June, on

the second Sunday. Come out and play along. Let’s get reacquainted.

Time to dust off those instruments and stop in to play. Questions or opportunities, please contact Bryan Snyder, Concert Band

President at 610-589-2022 or email: bryansnyder@comcast.net.

CHANTERS

Before we get into the current news, we would be remiss if we did not mention the passing of long-time

member and Past President of the Rajah Chanters, Noble Larry Moore. Larry was living in the Lewistown

area with relatives for the past several years and his poor health condition prevented him from visiting.

Larry was a tremendous asset to our tenor section and will be sorely missed by those that knew him. Well

done, good and faithful servant.

Just a couple of items to keep you informed of the happenings of your Rajah Chanters.

First, we are still rehearsing and looking to get back on the road again to entertain and into the full swing

of things. We have heard from several groups that they would like us to entertain their members, but as of

now, we do not have any concrete dates set in our calendar. However, we will continue to practice, and should

your church group, social gathering or banquet need some excellent entertainment, just give our Unit Director

Dave DeTurk a call or send an email. We’ll get right on it and schedule a time and date that best suits your needs.

Secondly, although the Imperial Session is still scheduled for July in Houston, Texas, in a collective vote of the Chanter

units that belong to the Shrine Chanters Association International, will not be singing as a group this year or be holding a staged

competition. But the election and installation of officers is scheduled to take place virtually and Noble Bruce Rohrbach of Rajah

Chanters, will be the installed the new president of SCAI.

And staying with the theme of conventions, as far as we are aware, the MASA gathering will take place this September in

Virginia Beach. We do expect to have a contingent of Rajah Chanters on hand, but as discussed by the present MASCA officers,

we do not expect there will be a competition among the member Chanter units of the Mid-Atlantic Chanter Association. However,

rising through the ranks of their leadership is our own Dave DeTurk and he is also scheduled to take over the presidency of this

body at the meeting in September.

Congratulations to both Nobles for having the vision to step up and take on the responsibilities of leadership roles in their

respective organizations.

Rajah Chanter President Dwayne Miller would like to remind all of the members of Rajah Shrine that, as 2021 rolls, on we are

looking to add to our membership. We will continue to rehearse the second and fourth Monday nights at the Rajah Shrine Complex

in the All-Purpose meeting room at 7 p.m. and – YES – you are invited to take a listen and join in the singing of some of the old

standards we have sung in the past and to learn, along with the current members, a few tunes as presented by our music director

Bruce Rohrbach.

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Bryan Snyder,

President

CONCERT BAND

Bruce Dengler

Make room in your calendar and come on down…. the fun is just beginning!!

Doug Kinsey


WORTHY OF MENTION

NOBLE RIDERS OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE

The Noble Riders introduced their redesigned patch and an excellent

newsletter in January. 2021 club president Shane Paisley said that members

should think of the feature-filled newsletter as their own Rajah News. And

with the quality of this issue, Rajah News appreciates the compliment.

Regarding the publication’s title, Shane writes that it was inspired by a

poster he saw in a motorcycle dealership, “Life is good, Enjoy the Ride!”

He feels that despite the hard times we are going through, we still have

time to feel good about our masonic journey, our personal lives or “just

another two-wheeled blast down the highway.”

The new monthly publication is well designed with features such as picture and video sharing of member’s rides, safety

information and a link to their own Noble Riders Marketplace.

Club communications are so important now especially with the shutdowns related to COVID. The Ride is an excellent example

of club communications at its best.

For more information or to subscribe email rajahnobleriders@

gmail.com

Also Worthy of Mention

RAJAH’S 2021 TRUSTEES

It is a rare moment when we have all five Trustees in one place, so

we took advantage of the situation at the Stated Meeting in April to take

this picture.

Pictured at right, L-R William E. Trusty, Tarzan Hall, William A.

Remo, PP, Gerald A. Mengel, and Dennis R. Snoke

NOBLE RIDERS

It’s spring and the Noble Riders are ready to have fun

again like we did before all the restrictions. But things are

starting to get back to normal and on Sunday, April 25. after

our stated meeting, a group of riders rode east to Allentown to

the America on Wheels Museum.

We wandered through their current display of Unique

Hudsons, grand old cars from the past. Here is an interesting

side note. There was once a Hudson Motorcycle. Actually, it

was called a New Hudson Motorcycle, and they were made in

Blaine Dellecker Britain just before and after World War One. But apparently

there was no connection to the Hudson Car Company in America.

As a pleasant side bar to the tour, the Museum had a Bulldog Beauty Contest, cute

little dogs all dressed in different outfits.

Looking forward, the Noble Riders have our Christmas in July ride with the

Centurions down to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. The event is

always a great time for a worthy cause.

On August 7, we have our Annual Poker Run. More info to come. Safe Journeys and

God Bless.

Noble Riders pose for a

picture moment outside the

America On Wheels Museum

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Rev. David

Newhart

THE CHAPLAIN’S STUDY

J.R.R. Tolkein wrote a series of books called the “Fellowship of the Ring,” a classic tale of fantasy

about a long ago land. A group of nine very different people form a fellowship to help rid the world of

the evil powers that are beginning to take power in the world. The book was written during the beginning

of WWII. This story tells of the victory of good over death. At the end of the first book one of the twelve

sacrifices his life for the sake of the others so that they may escape to freedom.

This same thing is true of Jesus Christ dying on the cross. He does that for all people of all time and is

the ultimate sacrificial act of any religion. No other faith in the world has a God who dies, and this Jesus

the Christ is the one who makes a new life for everyone who believes that he is the savior.

We are a family in Christ, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, and it is that family that keeps in

love simply said, “To love and be loved is everything in this life.” We all have a family tree that ties us to our

past and links us to our future. We are the children of God and bound to our Lord through baptism. It is here

with the help of our parents that we grow and develop our character and personality with God as our major

parent then we are set in God’s love. What more could we be but at the best of being God’s children. We are by no means perfect.

Only God is perfect but we work as those who love and are loved. It is that love that is perfect because it is of God. We are in the

world but not of the world. We do not get our being from the world but from God and have that responsibility to live up to God’s

purpose on earth.

We as Shriners are given that ultimate gift through the love of God in our world. We are called to share that love with all those

less fortunate than we are. We are called to give of ourselves to benefit others no matter their faith, color or nationality. We shall

continue to do that because we are the instruments of peace in this world. We need to see the many different ways we can work

toward world of justice, integrity and peace. The evil in the world that we face must be constantly dealt with and it is through work

and our sweat that this power is held back from taking over. We are the instruments of God’s peace.

Larry Christman

STRING BAND

Greetings from your String Band

I hope our Snow Birds had a safe trip back to PA in time to see all the beautiful spring colors in full

bloom.

Thanks to Chris, Bruce, Tom D, Doug, and Mike for prepping the float for the upcoming parade

season.

As more vaccines are being given, we are looking forward to our first parade on Memorial Day (May

31st) in Mahanoy City. Hope we have good weather!

Upcoming...MASA will be here before we

know it and some fall parades are being scheduled.

This year we are planning a combined String

Band/Concert Band picnic on September 26th.

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,

Sharing this beautiful image of the Editorial

Without Words statue against an amazing sky

at Hospital Shriners para Niños - México. The

iconic statue can be seen at all of our locations,

as well as Shriners Fraternity buildings.

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Did everyone see the Shriners Hospital for Children Xfinity car #78, driven by Jesse Little at Texas

Motor Speedway on May 22nd? For $78 you could be a sponsor and get your name on the car. I did this

in memory of our son who recently passed away. He was an avid race fan. As of this writing, their goal

of $50,000 has been exceeded for the hospitals. We wish Jesse well.


Obituaries

ROBERT M. BAIR

DOWNINGTOWN

DIED: OCTOBER 24, 2020

TERRY A. BOYER

READING

DIED: APRIL 6, 2021

JOHN B. BOZETTE, JR., PP

DALLAS, PA

DIED: DECEMBER 17, 2020

WALTER L. BRADER

QUAKERTOWN

DIED: NOVEMBER 20, 2020

CHARLES L. CASE, JR.

COATESVILLE

DIED: APRIL 28, 2021

MARVIN P. GEIGER

WALNUTPORT

DIED: MARCH 19, 2021

RONALD P. GREGORY

READING

DIED: MARCH 21, 2021

JOHN H. GRIESEMER, JR.

BOYERTOWN

DIED: APRIL 12, 2021

MORRIS E. HEPNER

HAMBURG

DIED: MARCH 25, 2021

RICHARD D. HESS

SHOEMAKERSVILLE

DIED: MARCH 14, 2020

GERALD R. HINKLE

READING

DIED: APRIL 7, 2021

OSCAR M. HUBER

BIRSBORO

DIED: APRIL 2, 2021

JOHN M. KEENE

PALMYRA

DIED: FEBRUARY 19, 2021

WILLIAM G. KOBER

WASHINGTON, NJ

DIED: APRIL 20, 2021

A Family Tradition of Courteous, Dignified Service

RICHARD H. LAWRENCE,

POTTSTOWN

DIED: FEBRUARY 28, 2021

RAY H. MADENFORD

READING

DIED: MARCH 29, 2021

JOE D. MCCARTHY

BERNVILLE

DIED: MARCH 16, 2021

RAYMOND D. MICHAELS, SR.,

FLORIDA

DIED: MARCH 29, 2021

ROBERT C. POWERS

READING

DIED: APRIL 19, 2021

EUGENE A. PRETNICKI

POTTSTOWN

DIED: APRIL 17, 2021

ROBERT D. SMITH, JR.

COPLAY

DIED: MARCH 16, 2021

JAMES W. SWEENEY

WHITEHALL

DIED: APRIL 11, 2021

DONALD J. WITMAN

WYOMISSING

DIED: DATE UNKNOWN

WILLIAM T. WRIGHT, JR.

BARTO

DIED: APRIL 11, 2021

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Rajah Shrine

P.O. Box 40 , Blandon, PA 19510

Vol 79 April-May 2021 No. 3

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 5

Cedars

Picnic

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Board of

Directors

Bethlehem S. C.

Directors Staff

Rajah Ladies

Oriental Band

LOH - Exec

& Stated

Carbon S.C.

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Concert Band Chanters Provost Guard

Brandywine S.C.

Anglers

Lehigh S.C.

String Band

Golf Club/

Green Acres

Mounted Patrol

Car Club

BINGO-

(Shiners)

BINGO-

(Anglers)

BINGO-

(Chanters)

POTE’S GOLF

OUTING

ANNUAL

CIGAR NIGHT

AT COMPLEX

Rajah S.C.

LOH

Commander's

Ball

Provost Guard

Spaghetti

Dinner

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Father’s Day Motor Corps Membership

Mtg. - 6:30 PM

Units/Clubs -

7:30 PM

North Penn S.C.

Dance Band

Caravaners -

Rajah

Noble Riders

POTE’S TRIP - Canadian Rockies

27 28 29 30

Clowns

Chanters

POTE’S TRIP - Canadian Rockies - POTE’S TRIP - Glacier Nat'l Park

Hospital Service

11 AM - Complex

Tin Lizzies

Carvaners -

Rajah

BINGO-(Legion)

Past Masters

Caravaners -

Rajah

Caravaners -

Rajah

Rajah

Bulletin

Board

Pote’s Golf

Outing

June 4

Cigar Night

June 4

OFFICE

CLOSED

JULY 5

JUNE 2021

Bingo Every

Thursday

Stated Meeting

July 14

Pote’s

Picnic

August 4

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3

Independence

Day

Concert Band

Cedars Picnic

Q Club

Steak Fry

Dance Band

Caravaners -

Rajah

Noble Riders

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bethlehem S. C.

Directors Staff

Rajah Ladies

Offi ce Closed

Anglers

String Band

Golf Club/

Rich Maiden

IMPERIAL SESSIONS - HOUSTON, TX - IMPERIAL SESSIONS

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Board of

Directors

Chanters

Oriental Band

LOH - Exec. &

Stated

Carbon S.C.

STATED MTG. -

7:00 PM

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Motor Corps Provost Guard Car Club

Mounted Patrol

25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Chanters

Membership

Mtg. - 6:30 PM

Units/Clubs -

7:30 PM

JULY 2021

BINGO-

(Shiners)

BINGO-

(Anglers)

BINGO-

(Chanters)

Caravaners -

Rajah

BINGO-

(Legion)

BINGO-

(Lehigh)

Rajah S.C.

Caravaners -

Rajah

Tin Lizzies

Clam Bake

Legion of Honor

Family Picnic

Caravaners -

Rajah

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