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Rajah News

Vol. 80 February-March 2022 No. 2

Shriners

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Illustrious Sir Joseph J. Hagan, Sr.

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Illustrious Sir Hagan is the 94th member of Rajah Shrine to serve as Potentate of this fraternal organization. Hagan was born and

raised in Washington, PA moving with his family to Berks County in 1969. He has resided in Birdsboro since 1975.

He was initiated into Freemasonry at Stichter Lodge No. 254, F. & A. M., Pottstown in 1981 and transferred to Union Lodge No. 479,

Birdsboro in 2006. Hagan is a member of the Reading Consistory, Valley of Reading, PA and joined Rajah Shrine in 1982.

Joe served as a Trustee from 1995-97 and is a member of several Clubs and Units of Rajah Shrine, including the Rajah Legion of

Honor, a Club for Veterans, having served as their Commander in 2015.

A Veteran of the U. S. Navy, Hagan was an Aerographers Mate, weatherman and achieved the rank of Third-Class Petty Officer.

Hagan served as the Recorder of Rajah Shrine beginning in 2008 until his retirement from that position on December 31, 2018 and

was granted the title of Recorder Emeritus.

As a member of the Rajah Shrine Board of Directors, Hagan serves on several committees and is a representative to the

International Imperial Shrine Convention and the Middle Atlantic Association. He is also a member of the Order of Quetzalcoatl,

Apato Teocalli No. 63, Reading.

Illustrious Sir Hagan and his Lady Joyce (Hanna) were married November 6, 1958. They have two children – daughter Crystal,

Shillington, and son Joe Junior, Leland, NC, plus four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In 1955, Joe was a member of the Washington, PA “All Star Baseball Team” that won the P-ON-Y League World Series. The team was

initiated into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Washington-Greene Chapter in 2006.


The Potentate’s Message

Es Selamu Aleikum

Greetings Illustrious Sirs, and Nobles,

Nobles, It is my Ladies honor and and Friends: pleasure to serve as Potentate of Rajah Shrine for 2022. I will

do my very best, along with the help of the Board of Directors and the Nobility, to keep

our Shrine moving forward and upward.

Membership continues to be an obstacle, but we can reverse the downward trend

by asking our Masonic Brothers to come visit a Unit or Club meeting and introducing

them to the fun-with-a-purpose, side of Masonry.

What a great time we had at Mass Installation; it was a great day. Again, I want

to thank all the Nobles and Ladies that attended, our Aides and their Ladies for all

the work they did, the Concert Band, the Chanters, the Legion of Honor, Ill. Sir Greg

Lewis for his emcee work, our photographers Nobles Sam Ellis and Bill Quinn, and all

the other Nobles and Ladies that helped make our day a success.

Bingo is happening every Thursday night at Rajah Shrine. Please support it in any

way you can. Be a regular player, donate food items such as soups or desserts, or

help on the floor by selling tickets or calling back numbers. This is one of our largest

fundraisers.

I ask you to support the other Clubs and Units by attending their special events, your own Club

or Unit and the activities of the Rajah Shrine. Let’s make this a fun year. Together we can.

The Board of Directors is always here to help, guide and assist. If you don’t know something,

the best way to find out is to ask. Please feel free to ask any one of us.

Yours in the Faith,

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr.

ALIEKUM ES SELAM

Attest: Les A. Werley, Recorder

Contents

String Band.....................................................................4

Hospital Donation...........................................................5

Oriental Band..................................................................5

2022 Divan......................................................................6

Rajah Ladies....................................................................6

T-shirt Order Form..........................................................7

Pote’s Testimonial...........................................................8

2022 Pote’s Trips............................................................9

Chanters........................................................................10

ALIEKUM ES SELAM

Lebanon Attest: Shrine Club ...................................................10

Worthy Joe Hagan of Mention .......................................................11

Recorder

Caravaners ....................................................................11

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

2022 Directory..............................................................13

Ladies Luncheon...........................................................17

NOTICE - NOTICE

THE RAJAH SHRINE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON:

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2022 IN OBSERVANCE OF GOOD FRIDAY

THANK YOU - RAJAH SHRINE OFFICE

In This Issue

Hospital Services......................................................... 17

Annual Meeting............................................................18

Rajah Shrine Golf Club ................................................18

Mass Installation...........................................................20

Lehigh Shrine Club.......................................................21

Concert Band................................................................22

Provost Guard...............................................................22

Forks Of The Delaware Tin Lizzies .............................23

Legion Of Honor...........................................................24

Anglers..........................................................................24

Director’s Staff..............................................................24

Carbon County Shrine Club..........................................25

Circus Canceled ...........................................................25

The Chaplain’s Study....................................................26

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RAJAH SHRINE

RAJAH SHRINE

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

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EDITOR

Sam Ellis

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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

Sharon Grumbein

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ILLUSTRIOUS SIR

JOSEPH J. HAGAN, SR.

POTENTATE

DUANE A. DELLECKER

CHIEF RABBAN

DONALD G. HEIMBECKER

ASSISTANT RABBAN

RONALD L. SZAPACS

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET

JOHN K. GRUMBEIN,

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.

STRING BAND

Greetings from your String Band! Hope everyone had a

happy, healthy, safe holiday season.

Congratulations to our new Pote and his officers. Hope you

have a successful year.

Welcome to our 2022 String Band Officers: President Mike

Gubich, 1st Vice President Larry Christman, 2nd Vice President

Mike Shannon, Secretary Tom Dietrich, and Treasurer Joe

Aulenbach.

A little recap of 2021…

*We did 8 parades and were able to make a nice contribution

to the Hospital this year.

*We played at the Pote’s Picnic and had a great day.

*Sadly, we lost two musicians, Randy Leibach and Bill Bechtel.They will be greatly

Larry Christman

missed.

Thank you once again to all the musicians for giving of their time and talent for the

kids.

Thanks to Chris, our driver, for his

generous donation to the band and to our

Ladies for letting us do what we love to

do…play our instruments and do parades.

As always, there is an open-door

invitation for musicians to play in the

String Band. If you play an instrument,

come out to a rehearsal on the second

Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Complex. If

you need to brush up,

CEREMONIALS

we’ll help you get

started. Just come with your instrument to

rehearsal. Mini-Ceremonials shall shall be be at the at the discretion

Potentate. To To schedule, please please contact contact the the recorder recorder at at

Looking forward to a more active 2022

610-916-9000.

on the parade routes.

Fezzy Bear was one of my Christmas

presents.


Philadelphia

Shriners Hospitals

for Children Receives

Large Donation

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

King Charitable Foundation, recently presented a most generous

check for $125,000 to the Shriners Children’s Philadelphia. Ron

is a Rajah Shriner and remarked during the presentation that he

believes strongly in the mission of Shriners Children’s.

In thanking Ron, Terry Diamond, Director of Development,

said, “The Foundation’s gift was most appreciated and will make

a significant and positive impact on the improved function, health, and well-being of many infants, children, and teens that come

to our hospital. The generosity of donors is what enables Shriners Children’s to deliver life-changing medical care without placing

the burden on the families of our children.”

ORIENTAL BAND

The Calvin A. King and Jean C. King Charitable Foundation was

established in 2011 for the primary purpose of helping accounting students in

Tennessee become CPAs and providing care for patients at Shriners Children’s

in Philadelphia and Building Homes for Heroes.

Pictured above: L-R Terry Diamond, Dir. of Development, Shriners

Children's Philadelphia, Kate and Ron Strohl, trustees of the Calvin A.

King and Jean C. King Charitable Foundation and Stuart Sullivan, Chief

Development Officer, Shriners Children's.

Left: The Foundation plaque has been upgraded to Silver on the

permanent donor wall in the hospital lobby, representing cumulative giving

of $500,000 to $999,000

Greetings from the frozen tundra of the Lehigh Valley home of the Oriental Band.

The Band is busy right now planning the annual “Night at the Races” with the Motor Corps. Things are

coming together and many of us had to put on our thinking caps to try to remember what to do and how to

do it since we had to cancel last year.

I know we’ll figure it out and get it right and everything will be made ready for February 12. Doors at the

Complex will open at 3 p.m. and post time will be shortly thereafter. This event usually sells out, but there

may be some tickets left. You can call John Grumbein at 610-395-6578 for information and availability.

Another event we are preparing for is our annual Ladies Night on February 26. This event will be held

at the Doubletree in Reading. Our Ladies are busy getting last minute items together for our hospitality

room. This is another great event. You can call or e-mail John Grumbein, 610-395-6578, jkgrumbein@aol.

John Grumbein com for information and reservations.

This is another one we had to cancel

last year so come on out and have a great time.

We were sorry to hear that the Rajah Shrine Circus has been

cancelled. What to do with all of those novelties?

We would like to congratulate our officers for this year

for stepping up and volunteering their services. Ill. Sir Jared

Kichline as president, Wayne Grumbein as secretary, and Ted

Werkheiser Jr. as treasurer. All were installed by our Potentate

for 2022, Ill. Sir Joseph Hagan. Congratulations to all and more

especially to you, Illustrious Sir Joe! Also, congratulations to

Ill. Sir Kraig Leiby for a great 2021!

That’s all for this writing. We hope to see you at our event.

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Rajah Shrine 2022 Divan

Sitting L-R: Treasurer – Ronald Rapp, PP, High Priest & Prophet – Ronald Szapacs, Potentate – Illustrious Sir Joseph Hagan, Oriental Guide –

John Grumbein, Recorder – Les Werley. Standing: Assistant Rabban – Don Heimbecker, Chief Rabban – Duane Dellecker

Scott E. Miller - Second Ceremonial Master

Illustrious Sir Joe Hagan has appointed Noble Scott E. Miller to the progressive line of officers

to serve Rajah Shrine this year. Noble Miller, 55, of Blandon, is a member of the Hugenot Lodge

No 370, Kutztown, having been raised in January 2001. Scott joined Rajah Shrine later that year

and immediately became active in the Rajah Legion of Honor.

Scott served as Captain in 2005, became Commander in 2007 and was Commander of the

Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association Legions of Honor serving 2010 – 2011.

He is also a 30-year member of the Marine Corps League, R.M. Butterweck Detachment,

Reading, PA.

Miller is retired from Carpenter Technology, Wyomissing after a 30-year career. He and his

wife, Rebecca, have one son, Ethan.

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Lady Barbara

Maxwell

RAJAH LADIES

The Rajah Ladies celebrated the holidays with a luncheon at Chef Alan’s the first week in December.

Les Werley brought an ornament project for the Ladies and was assisted by former Chief Aide’s Lady,

Judithanne Snyder. Lady Barbara provided a treat bag for each Lady to insure that they survive the winter

months when we don’t meet. The Ladies were overjoyed to be able to share some fellowship and good

cheer. Their next luncheon will be in March.

If you are the widow of a Shriner and have missed the opportunity to enjoy this group, please contact

Judy Yorty, Treasurer, at (717) 274-2129 to arrange for your luncheon. Chef Alan’s American Bistro

is located at 525 Penn Ave., West Reading, PA 19611. Rajah Ladies meet monthly from March until

December each year, now on the first Wednesday of the month at noon.


2022 RAJAH SHRINE SHIRT

ORDER FORM

NOBLE’S SHIRTS

Navy Blue Cotton/poly pique Polo Shirt, Flat knit

collar and cuffs, 3-button placket with buttons,

Left chest pocket (If available) and side vents.

Med $26 ___ Large $26 ___ XL $26 ___

2X $28 ___ 3X $30 ___ 4X $32 ___

Additional $ 3.00 - If you would like your name embroidered on the Left Sleeve

Please Embroider Name : ____________

LADY’S SHIRTS

Navy Blue Cotton/poly pique Polo Shirt,

Flat knit collar and cuffs, 4-button

placket with buttons and side vents.

The shirt tends to run a little tight, so if you

are not sure please order the next size up.

Small $17 ___ Med $17 ___ Large $17 ___ XL $17 ___

2X $19 ___ 3X $21 ___ 4X $23 ___ 5X $25 ___

________ I will pick up my shirt (s) at Rajah Shrine Office

________ Please mail my shirt (s) for an EXTRA $4.00 per shirt.

NAME: ______________________________________

PHONE: __________________

ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________

CITY: ____________________________________ STATE: ______ ZIP: ____________

Mail completed form and check payable to : RAJAH SHRINE

PO Box 40, Blandon, PA 19510 Phone: 610-916-9000

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POTE’S TESTIMONIAL

November 21, 2021

They Roasted & Toasted 2021

Potentate Illustrious Sir Kraig Leiby

Ill. Sir holds a watch given by Joe and Joyce Hagan

Duane & Barbara Dellecker presented Ill. Sir with

an autographed Def Leppard collector’s plaque. The

pote is a big Def Leppard fan

Invasion of the butterflies. The group swarmed in towards the end of the event.L-R Mike Zerbe, PP, John

Grumbein, Ill. Sir, Ted Werkheiser, Joel Franco. Kevin Leiby, Ron Rapp, PP, Les Werley, Don Heimbecker

The potentate spreads his wings

A collectable Cat sculpture given by

Mike & Susie Zerbe

Tin Lizzie president Larry Silfies presents

the potentate with a club jacket.

Ill. Sir showing ring given by Aides.

The Potentate’ Personal Aids presented Ill. Sir Kraig with Estate Rare Stone Ring.

Lady Janet with a Christmas

ornament given by Don &

Carol Heimbecker.

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Rajah Shrine Potentate’s Trips 2022 Hosted by

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

CHIEF RABBAN JOE HAGAN & LADY JOYCE

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

Ride the Rails in West Tuesday, Virginia April & Greenbrier 5 - Sunday, Bunker April 10, Tour, 2022 June 25 - 28, 2020

Experience the charm of the • Round southern trip transportation rails, via music private Elite and motorcoach the history equipped with of reclining the south. seats and restroom

Included

• Five (5) nights

in this

accommodations:

trip:

one (1) night at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Fayetteville, NC; two (2) nights at the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown in

Charleston, SC; one (1) night at the Double Tree by Hilton Savannah Historic District in Savannah, GA; one (1) night at the Hampton inn in Rocky Mount, NC.

- Roundtrip • Eight (8) included transportation meals: five (5) breakfasts, via private three (3) motorcoach dinners * Fort Sumter equipped Boat Tour * Narrated with reclining carriage tour of seats Charleston’s and historic restroom district * Visit to Magnolia Plantation including

- 3-nights’ tram tour, hotel guided house accommodations tour and self-guided tour in of Elkins the gardens and * Two Lewisburg, (2) hour private West sunset Virginia cocktail cruise aboard the Pride of Charleston, an authentic 84-foot Tall Ship

* Guided tour of Savannah, GA * Guided tour of the Mercer William House, one of the most beautiful historic houses in Savannah, GA * Guided Ghost Trolly Tour of Savannah, GA * Guided

- Ride aboard the diesel-powered tour of Beaufort, GA Cheat * Baggage Mountain handling for Salamander one (1) suitcase per and person the * Services coal-fired of Boscov’s steam Travel Tour engine Director Durbin Rocket

trains

* All Taxes and gratuities for the included features, including the Tour Escort, Motorcoach Driver and Local Guides

- Enjoy evening performances Depart of Rajah the Gandy Shrine at Dancer 6:30 AM Dinner - Approximate Theatre return and to “The Rajah Greatest Shrine by 6:00 Show PMon 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

Charleston, SC, & Savannah, GA

– 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.

Connecticut Cameos

Thursday, September 29 - Sunday, October 2, 2022

Included in this trip:

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

- 7-nights’ • Round Trip accommodations transportation via private aboard Elite motorcoach the equipped Norwegian with reclining Breakaway seats and restroom and * services Three (3) night’s of a accommodation Boscov’s at Travel the Hilton Escort Garden In Mystic/Groton

* Guided walking tour of Yale University, New haven, CT

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

• Ride the Essex Steam Train on a 19th-century journey through the Connecticut River Valley * Cruise the Connecticut River on an authentic old-time riverboat, the Becky Thatcher *

- Four-meal specialty dining for the first two Self-guided guests tour per of Mystic cabin Seaport, and Mystic, up to CT $100 on board credit

- Includes • * Free time all to shop meals and browse and entertainment at Olde Mystick Village * while Visit to the onboard Mystic Aquarium, the Norwegian Mystic, CT * Guided Breakaway

tour of Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT * Guided tour of the

Mark Twain House, Harford, CT * Six (6) meals – Three (3) breakfasts, three (3) dinners * Baggage handling for one (1) suitcase per person * Services of a Boscov’s Travel Tour Director *

Learn more All taxes at and our gratuities upcoming for included features, presentation: including gratuities for Sunday, the Boscov’s Travel October Tour Director, 20, Motorcoach 2019 Driver following and Local Guidesthe

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

Depart Rajah Shrine at 9:00 AM – Approximate return to Rajah Shrine by 9:30 PM

Travel arrangements by Boscov’s Travel, 800.782.5605

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Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

CHANTERS

Would you believe it’s 2022 already….boy was that a fast year, good-bye 2021. It seems like just

yesterday I sat down to report on the previous year and just like that, a new year is upon us. I know at times

it seemed like the New Year was so far away, but nature has a way of keeping us in tune with the world

around us. Even though the virus did not disappear we did feel a lot more comfortable about mixing with

other people once more and more of us had our double dose of the vaccine. We became even more sure of

mixing with a larger audience once the third shot became available and more of us received the booster.

But, for now, we are feeling more comfortable going out in public without our masks, albeit we are still

being cautious and are on the lookout for the symptoms that alert us to the danger of spreading COVID and

the possiblity of us or a loved one catching the virus. So, caution is still the word and even more so, the use

of common sense to make us more aware of our surroundings. In short, be careful and stay alert!

As we plowed through last year we did mange

to have a few outings along the way. We appeared

in several parades, presented a full performance before a live audience of

over 100 persons, led the singing of the National Anthem at the Reading

Fightin’ Phils and the Rajah Pretzel Bowl and sang at the December Rajah

Ceremonial. We were also very proud to assist the new Potentate, Illustrious

Sir Joe Hagan at the Mass Installation in January, all while staying safe and

keeping our distance from each other during rehearsals.

With 2021 over, we must thank our outgoing Potentate, Illustrious Sir

Kraig Leiby and his lady Janet for all of their support during the year. Ill.

Sir Kraig made it a point to stop by our meetings several times during the

year and he even pitched in and sang with us a few times. It will be nice

to have him back among the guys again as he now has more free time to

come to our rehearsals and performances. But, be forwarned Ill. Sir Kraig,

our President Dwayne Miller has a baritone seat open next to him for you,

Music Director Bruce Rohrbach has list of new songs for you to learn and

Unit Director Dave DeTurk will be looking to place you in the line-up for

our singing engagements.

With the flip of the calendar we now bid adieu to Ill. Sir Kraig and Lady

Janet and let them know that we appreciated their service to Rajah Shrine,

and in the same breath we welcome our newly installed Potentate, Ill. Sir

Joe Hagan and Lady Joyce. Ill. Sir Joe, please be assured that the Chanters

wish you all the best for a successful year and we stand ready help, aid and

assist you in every way possible during your tenure as our leader. And we

remind everyone to keep on singing and to enjoy every day with gusto and

passion!

LEBANON SHRINE CLUB

Calendar donations are $20 each.

Contact Bryan Snyder – 610-589-2022

bryansnyder@comcast.net

or by mail:

591 Hill Road, Robesonia, PA 19551

These make nice Christmas presents.

Order early, order often.

Winners may opt to send their winning

check to the Shriner’s Hospital

Another year gone by and we get to start all over again. To Ill Sir Kraig Leiby and Lady Janet;

Congratulation’s to you both for a very successful year. Your support and encouragement went a long way

to make for fun times while still getting the job done.

As we look back we will always think of your big grin and warm hand shake for everyone.

To our new Potentate Joe Hagan and his Lady Joyce: we are ready and willing, under your steady hand

to be led down the Shrine road for a great 2022. By the way, Ill Sir Joe....everyone has waited a long time

for you--now we are behind you. Keeping in mind-- WE ARE BEHIND YOU....REMEMBER...YOU

ARE IN FRONT. Please signal all stops and always use your turn signals when walking or riding. Think

Dennis Royer safety. Thank You.

Our Club is looking forward to a great 2022 and have even brought back some members who had become

inactive. President Abe has been on the phone gathering members. Since then. Our attendance is up at meetings and we are doing

OK again. We have several Pot Pie events coming up. Do not ask when, because we do it whenever we are hungry for Pot Pie. I

can tell you that our new Club President is a potato filling eating machine. Stand clear of his hands and feet.... We are going to see

a lot of filling on the menu I am afeared.

We still meet at Heisey’s Diner every 4th Monday a 630 PM, Rt 72 North Lebanon.....Ladies welcome at all events.

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WORTHY OF MENTION

WHEELCHAIRS ARE ALWAYS IN DEMAND AT

SHRINERS CHILDREN’S . . .

Robert Neff

And thanks to Rajah Shriner Robert Neff, the hospital

acquired a very sophisticated one.

In early August, Robert, who lives in Palmerton, heard

that one of his friends, Floyd Brown, was interested in

donating an electric wheelchair to a needly organization.

He found out that the wheelchair in question was an All

Track M3 rough terrain unit made by AmySystems that

retails for over $22,000. The unit was once used by the

sister of Floyd Brown’s girlfriend, JoAnn Glover.

On learning that the unit was an all-terrain one,

Robert made an inquiry at the hospital on their need for

such a machine. He was put in contact with Mark Bulson,

Director of Rehabilitation Services. Mark assured Robert

that the hospital could indeed use the wheelchair. He

said there was a patient that could use it right away. On

hearing the hospital’s need, Floyd and JoAnn agreed to donate the unit.

Thanks to Floyd Brown and JoAnn Glover for their donation and thanks also to

Robert Neff who capitalized on an opportunity to support the Shriners Children’s

Philadelphia.

The wheelchair delivery.

L-R Mark Bulson, Dir. Rehab

Services, Robert Neff,

Robert Pownsend, Seating

Tech.

POTENTATE’S LODGE MAKES

DONATION TO SHRINERS

CHILDREN’S PHILADELPHIA

Ill. Sir Joe Hagan has been a member of Union Lodge No. 479

in Birdsboro since 2006. On the evening of Brother Joe becoming

Potentate of Rajah Shrine, his lodge donated $2,500 to the hospital

in his honor.

L-R William L. Herz, District Deputy Grand Master, 40th Masonic

District, Scott R. Reeser, WM, Union Lodge, Ill. Sir Joe Hagan, and

Jim Atkins, Board Member, Shriners Children’s Philadelphia

Walter Lamm

CARAVANERS

I heard that summer is coming! The snowbirds will be coming back to roost.

Yeah, hard to imagine at this juncture. But that will be the case in just three months. Caravaners will be

having our first campout in April, at the Oasis on the Rajah complex. Yup! At the end of April we will be

holding our first meeting of the year as well.

Sound interesting? Well, you can join us. Come to the meeting to see what we are about.

We meet at the Rajah complex, when we are camping there, on Saturday morning after a communal

breakfast. Or perhaps you would like to come to a campfire and enjoy the fellowship. Campfires are held

weather permitting. It’s a family event.

Yes, it is not the season to be thinking about camping. Or is it? It is never too early to plan for a funfilled

summer. Or maybe just a brief getaway.

You should try it. But be careful, it is addicting. Be safe, be healthy, be a happy camper. And camp on!

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CEREMONIAL

Bob Shank, PP, as the Potentate addresses the new candidates

Photography by Bill Quinn & Sam Ellis

Rajah’s 511th Ceremonial took place on December

11 at the Rajah Complex. The class was named

in honor of Noble Sam Ellis. Eleven new Nobles

were inducted. After the play, a memorial service

was held. Greg Lewis, PP, gave The Fez and Flag

Orations. Next, 43 Nobles who have been members

for 50 years were honored, including Past Potentate

Robert Shank. The traditional Club & Unit check

presentations followed. Congratulations to all who

participated in the event. The Dramatic Director was

Bruce Rohrbach. The Ceremonial director was Chief

Rabban Joseph Hagan.

Gerald Berger played the Chief Rabban

Mark Gall gave the

Inspired Charge

High Priest & Prophet was played by

Lazlo Toth, PP.

Duane Dellecker was 1st

Ceremonial Master

The Shriners Creed was given

by Don Heimbecker

The Orator was played by Mike Quinn.

Ken Flynn was the Oriental

Guide.

The Asst. Rabban was played by

Dennis Royer

Ceremonial Music by the Oriental Band. L-R John Grumbein (in

profile), Jay Huhn, Dale Reinert, Doug Paulus, Paul Shaw. Not seen

are Ted Werkheiser and Wayne Grumbein playing drums

Additional cast & play support:

2nd Ceremonial Master- Greg Miller; Marshal – Richard Snell;

1st Alchemist – Dwayne Miller; 2nd Alchemist – Ronald

Szapacs; Slave to High Priest – Ryan Kehm; Messenger – Wayne

Grumbein; Flag Oration & The Fez – Greg Lewis, PP; Chaplain

– Rev. David Newhart; Prompters – Jere Lesher, PP & Ronald

Rapp, PP; Choir – Rajah Chanters; Stage Crew – Directors

Staff; Wardrobe – Lehigh Shrine Club; Make-up- Rajah Clowns;

Ceremonial Guard – Provost Guard; Posting of Colors – Legion

Of Honor; Ceremonial Music – Oriental Band; Ushers –

Hospital Service

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RAJAH SHRINE ELECTED DIVAN - 2022

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

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

www.facebook.com/rajahshriners

POTENTATE

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

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

CHIEF RABBAN

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

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

ASSISTANT RABBAN

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

2703 John Street, Easton, PA 18042

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET

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

7823 Rextown Rd., Slatington, PA 18080 C. 484-695-9867

ORIENTAL GUIDE

John K. Grumbein (Sharon) R. 610-395-6578

7520 Trexler Circle, Trexlertown, PA 18087 C. 610-704-3400

TREASURER

Ronald F. Rapp, PP (Rosie) C. 484-637-6717

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

RECORDER

Leslie A. Werley (Jane) C. 610-914-2824

6 Jane Drive O. 610-916-9000

Hamburg, PA 19526

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES TO IMPERIAL COUNCIL – 2022

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

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

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

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

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

2703 John St., Easton, PA 18042

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

7823 Rextown Rd. C. 484-695-9867

Slatington, PA 18080

ELECTED EMERITUS OFFICERS - 2022

Solicitor Emeritus - Martin J. Karess, Esq. (Lorraine)

Donor Relations Chairman Emeritus – L. Donald Loos (Barbara)

Trustee Emeritus – William R. Clements

Trustee Emeritus – Terry L. Hulsizer (Ruth Ann)

Webmaster Emeritus - Michael J. Huck (Pat)

Goodwill Ambassador Emeritus – William A. Quinn (Barbara)

Rajah News Editor Emeritus – Jere C. Lesher, PP (Susie)

CPA Emeritus - Prem N. Puri (Asha)

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

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

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

Hospital Ambassador Emeritus – Paul W. Shaw (Donna)

Trustee Emeritus - William E. Trusty (Janet)

APPOINTED DIVAN – 2022

First Ceremonial Master

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

8867 N. Loop Road, Slatington, PA 18080-3600

Second Ceremonial Master

Scott E. Miller (Rebecca) C. 484-638-3102

98 Spirit Court, Blandon, PA 19510

APPOINTED TRUSTEES – 2022

Dennis R. Snoke (Lou Ann) R. 610-779-3431

300 Spies Church Road C. 610-223-4998

Reading, PA 19606-9330

William A. Remo, Jr., PP (Gail) R. 610-791-0828

424 East Lynnwood Street C. 610-216-7772

Allentown, PA 18103

Tarzan Hall (Rachel) R. 610-944-9306

3600 Pricetown Road C. 610-763-1272

Fleetwood, PA 19522-8977

Gerald A. Mengel (Barbara) R. 610-916-4069

4601 Lahall Avenue C. 484-772-0005

Reading, PA 19605

Gary D. Brown (Karen) C. 610-301-8411

305 Titus Road

Blandon, PA 19510

POTENTATE’S APPOINTMENTS – 2022

Solicitor – Zachary A. Morey, Esquire O. 610-376-5441

536 Court St., Reading, PA 19601

Chaplain – Rev. David C. Newhart C. 610-842-3872

80 Sycamore Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Captain of the Guard – Carl G. “Mic” Frey (Beth) C. 484-529-8910

497 Grove Rd., Mohrsville, PA 19541

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

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

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

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

Goodwill Ambassador – George W. Young (Carol) C. 610-216-3081

Hospital Ambassador – Kenneth V. Flynn (Sherri) C. 610-223-5145

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

Membership Co-Chairman – Donald G. Heimbecker (Carol) C. 610-417-9926

Public Relations Chairman – Gregory J. Lewis, PP (Joan) C. 610-223-3857

Donor Relations Chairman – Shane R. Paisley (Janelle) C. 610-781-0035

Rajah News Editor – Sam Ellis (Kay) C. 610-390-6188

Chief Photographer – Sam Ellis (Kay) C. 610-390-6188

Photographer – William A. Quinn (Barbara) C. 610-781-8279

Colonel/Parade Marshal – Michael J. Quinn (Anne) C. 484-256-0562

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

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

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

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

POTENTATE’S CEREMONIAL APPOINTMENTS – 2022

Dramatic Director – Bruce D. Rohrbach (Elizabeth)

Ceremonial Director – Duane A. Dellecker (Barbara)

POTENTATE’S PERSONAL AIDES – 2022

Chief Aide

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

46 E. Cedar St.

Fleetwood, PA 19522

Aides

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

2525 W. Columbia St.

Allentown, PA 18104

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

585 Summit Ln.

Riegelsville, PA 18077

Terry L. Hulsizer (Ruth Ann) C. 484-721-3866

4027 Pricetown Rd.

Fleetwood, PA 19522

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

44 Bethany Rd. Apt. A

Ephrata, PA 17522

Dwayne G. Miller (Karen) C. 484-674-4709

1277 Railroad Rd.

Dauberville, PA 19533

Scott E. Miller (Rebecca) C. 484-638-3102

98 Spirit Court

Blandon, PA 19510

James A. Prettyman, Jr. (Beth) C. 610-476-1315

P.O. Box 26

Oxford, PA 19363

Bryan L. Stoudt (Belinda) C. 484-926-0850

205 Lake Rd.

Fleetwood, PA 19522

PHILADELPHIA SHRINERS HOSPITAL BOARD MEMBERS

Hospital Board Member

James Atkins, Jr. (Renee)

Hospital Board Member Emeritus

George Skaff, DDS (Jamila)

Hospital Board Chairman Emeritus

Jon A. Swartz, Esq

MASA ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

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

Bruce D. Rohrbach – Vice President MASA Band Association

Bryan D. Snyder – Secretary-Treasurer MASA Band Association

Jared R. Kichline, PP – Captain MASA Provosts Guard

David R. DeTurk – President MASA Chanters

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

Jared R. Kichline, PP – Sergeant at Arms MASA Oriental Band

John K. Grumbein – Secretary-Treasurer MASA Oriental Band

James M. Cocuzza – Commander of MASA Legions of Honor

Frederick S. Olinick – 2nd Lt. Commander MASA Legions of Honor

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

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

Bruce D. Rohrbach – President Shrine Chanters Association International

John K. Grumbein – Mid-Atlantic Ambassador Association of Shrine

Oriental Bands

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LIVING PAST POTENTATES OF RAJAH SHRINE - 2022

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

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

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

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

1989 Ronald F. Rapp (Rosie) C. 484-637-6717

1992 LeRoy D. Cressy R. 610-507-8929

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2020 Marvin J. Miller (Marie) C. 570-906-7575

2021 Kraig W. Leiby (Janet) C. 610-334-0397

LIAISON ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2022

Units Day/Time Liaison Officer Liaison Aide

Antique Car Club 3rd Wed. Scott E. Miller L. Brisan

Arab Patrol Various Divan F. Einsel

Chanters 2nd & 4th Mon. - 7p.m. John K. Grumbein D. DeTurk

Clowns 4th Mon. - 7 p.m. Ronald L. Szapacs D. DeTurk

Concert Band 2nd & 4th Sun. - 1 p.m. Scott E. Miller W. Grace

Directors Staff 1st Wed. - 7 p.m. Duane A. Dellecker C. Solarek

Gun Club Quarterly - 7 p.m. Divan J. Franco

Legion of Honor 2nd Tue. - 7 p.m. Donald G. Heimbecker J. Cocuzza

Motor Corps 3rd Mon. - 7 p.m. Ronald L. Szapacs W. Trusty

Mounted Patrol 3rd Wed. - 7 p.m. Scott E. Miller T. Hall

Noble Riders 4th Sun. - Time Varies Scott E. Miller B. Dellecker

Oriental Band 1st Tues. - 7 p.m. Gregory T. Miller W. Grumbein

Provost Guard 3rd Tues. - 7 p.m. Duane A. Dellecker M. Quinn

String Band 2nd Wed. - 7 p.m. Duane A. Dellecker T. Dietrich

SHRINE CLUBS

Bethlehem 1st Fri. - 7 p.m. Gregory T. Miller G. Newhartz

Brandywine 3rd Tues. - 6 p.m. John K. Grumbein D. Lynn

Carbon 2nd Tues. - 7 p.m. Gregory T. Miller K. Heilman

Lancaster 2nd Thurs. - 7 p.m. Ronald L. Szapacs J. Kopenhaver

Lebanon 4th Mon. - 6 p.m. Gregory T. Miller D. Royer

Lehigh 1st Wed. - 7 p.m. John K. Grumbein D. Evans, PP

North Penn 3rd Wed. - 6 p.m. Donald G. Heimbecker J. Atkins

Rajah 1st Fri. - 5:30 p.m. Donald G. Heimbecker D. Frees

Schuylkill 4th Tues. - 6 p.m. Donald G. Heimbecker L. Werley

Masonic Villages Shrine Club

3rd Thurs.- 8 a.m. Jere C. Lesher, PP J. Kopenhaver

CLUBS

Anglers 1st Wed. - 7 p.m. Scott E. Miller J. Pavlick

Caravaners Weekends - 10 a.m. John K. Grumbein W. Lamm

Golf Club Varies (Summers) Divan F. Einsel

Hospital Service Quarterly - 11 a.m. Ronald L. Szapacs W. Lamm

Past Masters Club Quarterly - 6 p.m. Scott E. Miller L. Brisan

Tin Lizzies 4th Thurs. - 7 p.m. Duane A. Dellecker S. Ellis

Rajah Ladies 1st Wed.. - 12 p.m. Lawrence S. Bortz, III, PP J. Yorty

Units & Clubs Committee

4th Wed. - 7:30 p.m. Divan T. Hall

Cabiri Quarterly - 6 p.m. Divan

BUDGET COMMITTEE

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr. Board of Directors Ronald F. Rapp, PP

PROTOCOL & PROCEDURE

Les A. Werley, Recorder

DONOR RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Shane R. Paisley, Co-Chairman

Tarzan Hall, Co-Chairman

Carbon County

Michael A. Mickey

Chester County

Donald B. Lynn & James A. Prettyman

Ephrata Area

Harold H. Kohl

Lancaster County

Lebanon Area

Lehigh Valley

North Penn Area

Reading Area

Schuylkill County

Plaque Program Chairman

Jay M. Laser

Dennis G. Royer

Sam Ellis

James Atkins

Samuel L. Beam

S. Regnal Leibensperger

Shane R. Paisley

FEZ COMMITTEE

Les A. Werley, Chairman

Christopher M. Gibson

FRATERNAL ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE

Jon A. Swartz, Esq., Chairman

Zachary A. Morey, Esq William A. Remo, Jr., PP Ronald L. Szapacs

GOLF COMMITTEE

Joel M. Franco, Chairman

Ronald F. Rapp, P.P. William A. Remo, Jr., PP Terry L. Hulsizer

INSURANCE COMMITTEE

Joseph J. Hagan, Sr Les A. Werley Board of Directors

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Board of Directors

MAKE-UP COMMITTEE

Rajah Clowns

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Thomas V. Conlon, Sr., PP, Honorary Chairman

Region 10 Membership Director

Duane A. Dellecker, Co-Chairman Donald G. Heimbecker, Co-Chairman

Ronald L. Szapacs John K. Grumbein Scott E. Miller

Gregory T. Miller

All Rajah Shrine Members

NOVICE COMMITTEE

Rajah Shrine Office

OFFICE COMMITTEE

Ronald F. Rapp, PP Chairman

Les A. Werley, Recorder Joseph J. Hagan, Sr.

PILGRIMAGES

Ronald F. Rapp, PP – Chairman

POTE’S PICNIC COMMITTEE

Ronald R. Klee, PP, Co-Chairman

Joel M. Franco, Co-Chairman

Ronald F. Rapp, PP William A. Remo, Jr., PP Terry L. Hulsizer

William A. Quinn Duane A. Dellecker Michael J. Zerbe, PP

Les A. Werley Donald G. Heimbecker Ronald L. Szapacs

PRETZEL BOWL COMMITTEE

John K. Grumbein, Chairman

Gregory T. Miller

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Gregory J. Lewis, PP, Chairman

Richard W. Jessop Shane R. Paisley Sam Ellis

Reginald Peoples

FIGHTIN PHILS COMMITTEE

Michael J. Zerbe, PP, Chairman

Gregory J. Lewis, PP John K. Grumbein

RENTAL COMMITTEE

Ronald F. Rapp, PP Les A. Werley

ROBES COMMITTEE

Lehigh Shrine Club

SHRINERS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COMMITTEE

James Atkins, Hospital Board Member

Jon A. Swartz, Esq., Hospital Board Chairman Emeritus

George Skaff, DDS, Hospital Board Member Emeritus

SOCCER COMMITTEE

Les A. Werley

SPORTSMEN’S RAFFLE COMMITTEE

Joel M. Franco, Chairman

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

Kraig W. Leiby, PP Donald G. Heimbecker L. Donald Loos, Jr.

Lawrence S. Bortz, III, PP Gregory T. Miller William A. Remo, Jr., PP

Terry L. Hulsizer

Dennis G. Royer

HOLIDAY RAFFLE

John K. Grumbein, Co-Chairman

Gregory T. Miller, Co-Chairman

BINGO COMMITTEE

Duane A. Dellecker, Co-Chairman

Donald G. Heimbecker, Co-Chairman

Donald G. Heimbecker

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

Les A. Werley Jere C. Lesher, PP Carl G. Frey


RAJAH SHRINE UNIT OFFICERS – 2022

ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR CLUB - Meeting dates vary

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

6 Summer Mountain Rd., Bernville, PA 19506

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

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

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

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

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

867 Brownsville Rd., Wernersville, PA 19565

ARAB PATROL - Meeting dates vary

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

202 Amherst Ave., Reading, PA 19609

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

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

CHANTERS - Meets 2nd & 4th Monday of the month

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

1277 Railroad Rd., Dauberville, PA 19533

Secretary: David R. DeTurk (Danielle) C. 610-790-4996

18 Mellon School Lane, Fleetwood, PA 19522 gettysburg93@aol.com

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

300 Spies Church Rd., Reading, PA 19606

Director: David R. DeTurk (Danielle) C. 610-790-4996

18 Mellon School Lane, Fleetwood, PA 19522

CLOWNS - Meets fourth Monday of the month

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

260 Beech St., Denver, PA 17517

Sec./Treas: David R. DeTurk (Danielle) C. 610-790-4996

18 Mellon School Lane, Fleetwood, PA 19522

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

455 Walnuttown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522

CONCERT BAND - Meets second & fourth Sunday of the month

President: Bryan D. Snyder (Judithanne) R. 610-589-2022

591 Hill Rd., Robesonia, PA 19551

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

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

Treasurer: Thomas L. Shugar (Debb) C. 610-468-4884

1105 Owls Nest Dr., Reading, PA 19606

DIRECTOR’S STAFF - Meets first Wednesday of the month

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

257 Schappell Rd., Hamburg, PA 19526

Secretary: Carl S. Solarek (Elain) C. 610-413-2321

261 Degler Ave., Leesport, PA 19533 csolarek261@comcast.net

Treasurer: Carl G. Frey (Beth) C. 484-529-8910

497 Grove Rd., Mohrsville, PA 19541

Director: Barry D. Reed (Linda) C. 610-603-6466

108 Mill Rd., Bernville, PA 19506-8724

GUN CLUB - Quarterly

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

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

Secretary: Michael J. Huck (Patricia) R. 610-921-5548

4036 Hillview Rd., Temple, PA 19560 mjhuck@comcast.net

Treasurer: Raymond F. Geiger (Barbara) R. 610-926-9162

601 Seidels Run, Leesport, PA 19533

LEGION OF HONOR - Meets second Tuesday of the month

Commander: Frederick S. Olinick (Jan) R. 610-999-9505

215 Mine Run Rd., Schwenksville, PA 19473

Adjutant: James M. Cocuzza (Cindy) R. 610-763-8079

126 Endlich Ave., Reading, PA 19606 jczzo126@gmail.com

Finance Officer: Andrew P. Moyer C. 717-926-5277

315 W. Main St., Newmanstown, PA 17073

MOTOR CORPS - Meets third Monday of the month

President: Kraig W. Leiby, PP (Janet) C. 610-334-0397

318 E. Wesner Rd., Blandon, PA 19510

Secretary: Terry L. Hulsizer (Ruth Ann) R. 610-944-7761

4027 Pricetown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522-9708 C. 484-721-3866

tlhspeedinbullet@aol.com

Treasurer: Harold H. Kohl (Ann) R. 717-271-7332

44 Bethany Rd., Apt. A, Ephrata, PA 17522 C. 717-468-7281

Director: Philip C. Mell (Brenda) C. 610-334-3415

106 E. 36th St., Reading, PA 19606

MOUNTED PATROL - Meets third Wednesday of the month

Captain: Raymond D. Haslam, Jr. (Deidre) R. 610-334-5847

2736 Mountain Rd., Hamburg, PA 19526 campertwo@comcast.net

Secretary: Tarzan Hall (Rachel) R. 610-944-9306

3600 Pricetown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522-8977 C. 610-763-1272

Treasurer: Thomas V. Conlon, Sr., PP (Brenda) W. 610-589-5919

508 Hill Rd., Womelsdorf, PA 19567

Director: Ryan E. Kehm (Ruth) R. 610-767-1526

4992 Trout Rd., Slatington, PA 18080-4992

NOBLE RIDERS OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE - Meets fourth Sunday of the

month

President: Shane R. Paisley (Janelle) C. 610-781-0035

15 Upland Rd., Reading, PA 19609

Secretary: Blaine S. Dellecker (Marybeth) C. 484-935-1551

7353 Farrier Rd., Orefield, PA 18069 bdellecker4@msn.com

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

585 Summit Ln., Riegelsville, PA 18077

ORIENTAL BAND - Meets first Tuesday of the month

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

254 S. Broadway, Wind Gap, PA 18091

Secretary: Wayne M. Grumbein (Julie) R. 610-434-0686

944 S. Hillview Rd., Allentown, PA 18103-6154 wayne1980@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Theodore E. Werkheiser, Jr. (Lisa) R. 610-349-3290

1416 N. 18th St., Allentown, PA 18104-1563

Director: John K. Grumbein (Sharon) R. 610-395-6578

7520 Trexler Circle, Trexlertown, PA 18087-9601

PROVOST GUARD - Meets Third Tuesday of the month

President: Jon R. Schneider (Kathy) C. 610-223-7727

2539 Joshua Dr., Sinking Spring, PA 19608

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

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

Treasurer: Tarzan Hall (Rachel) R. 610-944-9306

3600 Pricetown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522

Director: Ryan E. Kehm (Ruth) R. 610-767-1526

4992 Trout Rd., Slatington, PA 18080

STRING BAND - Meets second Wednesday of the month

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

1850 Klines Mill Rd., Breinigsville, PA 18031

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

908 Sleepy Hollow Dr., Mohrsville, PA 19541 tdietrich38@gmail.com

Treasurer: Joseph I. Aulenbach (Nancy) R. 610-775-5859

34 Matthew Dr., Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Director: Bruce D. Dengler (Marian) R. 610-916-2867

221 P Orchard Rd., Reading, PA 19605

UNITS & CLUBS COMMITTEE

Comprised of Representatives from each Unit & Club

Meets fourth Wednesday of the month

President: Harold A. Spatz (Barbara) R. 610-926-2393

552 Irish Creek Rd., Mohrsville, PA 19541

Sec/Treas: Tarzan Hall (Rachel) R. 610-944-9306

3600 Pricetown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522-8977 C. 610-763-1272

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SHRINE CLUB OFFICERS – 2022

BETHLEHEM SHRINE CLUB - Meets first Friday of the month

President: Robert J. Holdorff C. 610-597-2793

3801 Southwood Dr., Easton, PA 18045

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

P.O. Box 761, Saylorsburg, PA 18353 garrettnwhrtz55@gmail.com

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

5801 Helen Dr., Allentown, PA 18104

BRANDYWINE SHRINE CLUB - Meets third Tuesday of the month

President: John F. Mastrippolito (Elizabeth) R. 610-268-5908

189 Ewart Rd., Avondale, PA 19311

Secretary: Donald B. Lynn C. 484-888-9552

211 La Vida Via, Downingtown, PA 19335 djlynn1@verizon.net

Treasurer: Eric T. Downs (Chrissie) R. 610-347-1102

1 Rockford Crossing Lane, Kennett Square, PA 19348

CARBON SHRINE CLUB - Meets second Tuesday of the month

President: Dennis K. Holtzman (Amanda) C. 484-225-6116

200 Hahns Dairy Rd., Palmerton, PA 18071

Secretary: Kim D. Heilman (Paulette) C. 610-597-6500

915 Station St., Lehighton, PA 18235 heilmankim@yahoo.com

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

330 S. 9th St., Lehighton, PA 18235

LANCASTER SHRINE CLUB - Meets second Thursday of the month

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

324 Reading Ave., Shillington, PA 19607

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

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

LEBANON SHRINE CLUB - Meets fourth Monday of the month

President: Abram M. Shaffner C. 717-371-8123

25 S. 2nd Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

Secretary: John R. Bainbridge, Jr. (Suzanne) C. 717-821-3965

270 Kathy Court, Lebanon, PA 17042 ccijohn2@comcast.net

Treasurer: Dennis G. Royer (Stefanie) R 717-821-6428

P.O. Box 12, Rehrersburg, PA 19550

LEHIGH SHRINE CLUB - Meets first Wednesday of the month

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

2525 W. Columbia St., Allentown, PA 18104

Secretary: David W. Evans, PP (Sarah) C. 610-781-2147

916 Valley Road, Mertztown, PA 19539 dwevans@ptd.net

Treasurer: Paul A. Lizun (Nancy) R. 610-967-3785

4540 S. Mountain Dr., Emmaus, PA 18049

NORTH PENN SHRINE CLUB - Meets third Wednesday of the month

President: William C. Grimley (Anne) C. 610-316-0985

7963 South Kings Hwy., Zionsville, PA 18092

Secretary: James Atkins (Renee) C. 215-262-8013

109 N. Third St., North Wales, PA 19454 jim.atkins999@gmail.com

Treasurer: Paul E. Funk (Gloria) R. 215-536-3332

301 S. 11th St., Quakertown, PA 18951

RAJAH SHRINE CLUB - Meets first Friday of the month

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

324 Reading Ave., Shillington, PA 19607 remodeler@comcast.net

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

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

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

455 Walnuttown Rd., Fleetwood, PA 19522

SCHUYLKILL SHRINE CLUB - Meets fourth Tuesday of the month

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

131 S. Wayne St., Orwigsburg, PA 17961

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

6 Jane Dr., Hamburg, PA 19526 lawerley@yahoo.com

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

6 Jane Dr., Hamburg, PA 19526

ANGLERS - Meets first Wednesday of the month

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

320 Harvard Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071-1319

Secretary: John F. Pavlick (Kathy) C. 610-393-5799

3347 Berger St., Allentown, PA 18103-7017 Pavlickjf46@gmail.com

Treasurer: Clarence E. Smith (Florence) R. 610-760-2455

8646 S. Loop Rd., Slatington, PA 18080-3615

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

4742 Coplay Creek Rd., Schnecksville, PA 18078

CARAVANERS - Meets various dates of month except Dec.,Jan., Feb.

President: Clifford E. Fromm (Ann) C. 717-575-9095

981 Clark St., Lancaster, PA 17602

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

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

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

1519 Colgate Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18017

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

4960 Shankweiler Rd., Orefield, PA 18069

GOLF CLUB - Meeting dates vary

President: Gilbert F. Darlak (Elaine) R. 610-678-4963

508 Beckley St., Wernersville, PA 19565

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

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

Treasurer: Frank L. Einsel (Grace)

HOSPITAL SERVICE - Meets quarterly

President: Kenneth V. Flynn (Sherri) C. 610-223-5145

313 Carriage Dr., Wernersville, PA 19565

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

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

Treasurer: Carl J. Willis (Carol) C. 610-751-3742

3338 Fairland Dr., Schnecksville, PA 18078

PAST MASTERS CLUB - Meets quarterly

President: David W. Evans, PP (Sarah), C. 610-781-2147

916 Vallley Rd., Mertztown, PA 19539

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

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

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

300 Spies Church Road, Reading, PA 19606

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

108 Daisy Court, Sinking Spring, PA 19608

TIN LIZZIES - Meets fourth Thursday of the month

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

2659 Beacon Rd., Bath, PA 18014

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

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

Treasurer: Dale E. Reinert (Linda) R. 610-751-3601

150 Epler Dr., Easton, PA 18040

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

P. O. Box 761, Saylorsburg, PA 18353

CABIRI - Meets quarterly

President: Marvin J. Miller (Marie) C. 570-906-7575

159 William Penn Rd., Lehighton, PA 18235

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

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

RAJAH LADIES - Meets first Monday of month, no Jan. & Feb.

President: Open Office

Secretary: Iris N. Ringler R. 484-947-2677

113 Legacy Blvd. E104, Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Treasurer: Judy A. Yorty R. 717-274-2129

104 Green Acres Trailer Court, Lebanon, PA 17046

POTENTATE’S BALL

Honoring Illustrious Sir

Joseph J. Hagan & Lady Joyce

Saturday, April 23, 2022

To be held at the

Double Tree by Hilton

701 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601

Mark it on your calendars

More Information to come


Ladies Luncheon

This annual affair took place at the Rajah Complex on November 13. Lady Beth Frey, wife of Chief Aide ‘Mic’ Frey hosted the

event. Carol Heppe was the guest speaker and gave an interesting talk on Ozella’s Underground Railroad Quilt Code. The Divan

and Aides served lunch. The finale was a special gift of earrings designed by the Jewelry Store.

A gift presentation from Tess Shank

Aides Ladies L-R Belinda Stoudt, Karen Miller, Lady Janet,

Beth Frey, Ann Kohl

Luncheon Host, Chief Aide’s

Lady Beth Frey

Lady Janet holds up a gift from

Susie Zerbe.

Bryan Stoudt along with the

Aides and Divan preparing

salad for lunch.

Guest speaker Carol Heppe

Lady Joyce Hagan presented the first

Lady with the traditional gift from all

the Ladies attending

L-R Ladies Lou Ann Snoke, Carol Stoudt, Tess Shank,

Tanya Long talking before lunch was served

Ladies Carol Heimbecker and

Sharon Miller

L-R Ladies Barbara Dellecker, Lois Szapacs, and

Sharon Grumbein

HOSPITAL SERVICES

Here we go again, beginning the year with a strong start. Once again, the Lancaster area is taking the

lead in providing transports to the Shrine Hospital. While the rest of us are off to a slower start, we are

confident that the requests for transportation will increase soon.

Our list of drivers is growing as well, as we have several Nobles expressing an interest in being part of

this rewarding experience. If any Nobles are interested in joining, let us know.

An extra effort will be made this year to get our HSU parade float out of mothballs and into action.

Noble President Ken Flynn is determined to have the float displayed to the public. It serves as a great

publicity tool to make everyone on the parade route aware of our service to the Hospital and the Children

to whom we serve. This too is an opportunity for any Noble wishing to help. We will need towing vehicles

Walter Lamm and drivers for them to pull the float to and from the parades, as well as in the parade itself.

Here’s to a healthy and prosperous new year for Rajah Shrine, Shrine Children’s Hospital, and more importantly, the kids. After

all, it’s all about the kids.

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Annual Meeting

January 5, 2022

Ill. Sir Kraig Leiby conducting his last

meeting with some understandable

emotion.

Mike Zerbe, PP, gave a report on

the circus.

Nominated by Ill. Sir Kriag, Bill Trusty is elected

Trustee Emeritus

Ron Rapp, PP lightens up the ceremony.

The Potentate elect is

congratulated by

the outgoing potentate.

Bob Shank, PP, places the Fez on

the 2022 Potentate.

Congratulations between old friends

Ill. Sir Joe Hagan formally announces Noble Scott

Miller’s appointment to 2nd Ceremonial Master.

RAJAH SHRINE GOLF CLUB

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Rajah Shrine Golf Club needs your help. As with most other fraternal organizations, our membership

is dwindling. Our membership has decreased from a high of 110

members to a current low of 36 members.

As a group, we play golf at different courses once a month,

currently the third Wednesday of the month in April, May, June,

July, August, and September.

We are interested in increasing participation by our members and are willing to change

our club setup as necessary. Our dues are minimal.

If you are interested in becoming part of our group, which is interested in fun, food,

and fellowship, you may contact any of the following officers: Gilbert F. Darlak at 610-

678-4963; Frank L. Einsel at 610-223-4709; Arlan J. Werst at 484-333-5316 or Lamar G.

Hartline at 610-468-2749.

We look forward to hearing from anyone who may be interested in playing golf and

becoming part of our group. Please don’t hesitate to contact any one of us. Thank you for

your consideration.

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Mass Installation

January 8, 2022

Ill. Sir Joseph Hagan &

Lady Joyce

Chief Rabban Duane

Dellecker & Lady Barbara

Asst. Rabban Don

Heimbecker & Lady Carol

High Priest & Prophet Ron

Sazpacs & Lady Lois

Oriental Guide John

Grumbein & Lady Sharon

Treasurer Ron Rapp, PP &

Lady Rosie Foxwell

Recorder Les Werley &

Lady Joan Lewis

1st Ceremonial Master

Greg Miller & Lady Sharon

2nd Ceremonial Master Scott

Miller & Lady Rebecca

Ill. Sir lining up a shot

2022 Potentate’s Aides, L-R Terry Hulsizer & Ruth Ann Seyler, Dwyane & Karen Miller, James &

Host Greg Lewis, PP, sharing a funny story about

Beth Prettyman, Harold & Ann Kohl, Ill. Sir Joseph Hagan & Lady Joyce,

Illustrious Sir.

Chief Aide Mike Quinn & Anne, Dennis & Karen Guignet, Donald & Joyce Houston

Photography by Bill Quinn, Mic Frey, Sam Ellis

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Roger C. Reis

LEHIGH SHRINE CLUB

Nobles, first, Happy New Year to all of you from all of us. The Lehigh Shrine Club wishes you a

healthy and prosperous 2022. It has got to be better then 2021!

We thank our Past Potentate Ill. Sir Kraig W. Leiby for his dedication and leadership to our Shrine

during another trying year. He did a wonderful job and we enjoyed his year as Potentate.

Congratulation to our new Potentate Ill. Sir Joseph J. Hagan Sr. We know he is filling big shoes but we

are confident he will do well. He has had a lot of experience and has a good Divan behind him for advice

and support.

Our Christmas Party was held at the Cetronia Social

Hall on Dec 3. There were 57 Nobles and Ladies present,

including the Potentate and five Past Potentates, plus the

Divan. Dinner was either pork loin or chicken marsala.

There was an Ugly Sweater contest. The men’s winner

was Ill. Sir Ron Rapp, and Lady Nancy Lizun won for the Ladies. Noble Bob

Vrancken wore a sweater with my picture on it. Although he did not win, I think

he should have gotten Honorable Mention.

We voted on two minor changes to our LSC by-laws. We elected our officer

line for 2022. Pres. Dennis B. Guignet Sr. was elected to serve another term.

Thank youn Noble President for your willingness to serve yet again. Ill. Sir

David W. Evans was elected Club Secretary. We appreciate you volunteering

to serve. A very big thank you to Noble Earl J. Marlatt for his two years in that

position. You did a great job!

The Potentate gave some remarks to wish us all a blessed holiday season and

talked about how he enjoyed his year.

Ladies Nite was Dec. 17 at the Shepherd Hills Country Club. There were 50

Nobles and Ladies, including the entire Divan and a few Past Potentates. Dinner

President Dennis Guignet, Ron

Rapp, PP, and Karen Guignet

standing with Nancy Lizun sitting

was a choice of salmon, pork or chicken. Dance music was provided by the group We3. Everyone enjoyed the evening. Noble Bill

Glose donated two unique ceramic Shrine pieces to raffle that raised $105.00 to be donated to the Hospital. Thank you Noble Bill

for your generosity. Noble Joseph J. Hagan Sr. was the lucky winner

Why not make a New Year’s Resolution to attend two or more Shrine events in 2022? You may be surprised how much fun you

have. 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 a Shriner!

ATTENTION ALL NOBLES STATED MEETING

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2022

Please be advised that a stated meeting of the Nobility of the Rajah Shriners will be

held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 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 Joseph J. Hagan, Sr., Potentate

ATTEST: Les A. Werley, Recorder

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Bryan Snyder,

President

CONCERT BAND

Congratulations Illustrious

Kraig and lovely Lady Janet for

an impressive 2021. The distelfink

provided us with much good luck

and happiness. You can be proud

of all you have accomplished.

Best wishes and blessings from

the Concert Band, on your future

endeavors.

Thank you to the 2021 Concert

Band Officers for a job well done.

Happy New Year to the 2022 officers. We look forward to your

renewed leadership. To our nobles, thank you for all your hard

work, service and dedication. As a celebrity once said, “Cheers

to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”

Concert Band playing at Mass Installation

A big welcome to our newly installed Potentate, Illustrious Joe J. Hagan, Sr., and his lovely Lady Joyce. Our Rajah Shrine German

Band and the Rajah Nobelaires were delighted to entertain for everyone at the Installation of Officers’ ceremony. We ended the set with

“Old Comrades,” which is quite fitting because we are your friends, especially friends that you can share a difficult situation with. Please

know that our musicians are behind you, and we are looking forward to supporting your programs.

Our band typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday at 1 p.m. at the complex. We would like to invite musicians to come out and

rehearse with us. Nobles, please bring your Lady along and she may also sit in on the fun and fellowship. We hope to promote a concert

on May 1st. More details to follow at a later time.

Thanks to everyone who purchased a lottery calendar for our annual fund raiser. Your support continues to uplift our unit. “Be at war

with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” —Benjamin Franklin

Best wishes and Happy New Year!

Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

PROVOST GUARD

As someone who has only been in our Provost Guard for a few years, our President, Noble Jon

Schneider, did an excellent job in leading us through 2021. Noble Jon was on the ball in communicating

with the members and leading us in right direction. During the year we helped at the Pote’s Picnic, the

Rajah Pretzel Bowl, the Sportsman’s Raffle and manning the doors at the December Ceremonial. We had

a very good year and his follow through on our assignments was exemplary.

We ended the year with our annual Ladies Night dinner and the largest crowd in years at Giannotti’s

Country Manor. We can only hope that this year will be even better and we celebrate the opportunity to

be of help to our Potentate and Divan.

With lots of uncertainty early in the year, we went ahead with our plans for the traditional Spaghetti

Dinner in October, as we had to cancel it the year before, but all went well and we had ample volunteers to

stage a successful fundraiser for our much depleted treasury.

We were extremely pleased to have several of our brother Units come out and support us. Many of the

Nobles were headed to the parade in Topton and they all went with a full belly of wholesome nourishment to sustain them through

the night. Thank you to everyone who came out. Be sure to put the date on your new calendar, Saturday, October 9th for this year’s

Provost Guard Spaghetti Dinner.

As the year sped by and there was the danger of having to adapt again to another new normal, we persevered and continued on

our course. Plans were made and we were ready to fulfill our parking duties at the circus, but alas, the circus was cancelled and we

immediately began planning for the future Rajah events.

With all that has happened last year, we did mange to see our Illustrious Sir Kraig Leiby a few times at our meetings, and we

would like to thank our Liaison Officer, High Priest & Prophet Don Heimbecker, for keeping us informed of temple happenings and

staying the course in helping us when and where needed. Thank you, Noble Don.

For now it’s a big tip of the Fez to Illustrious Sir Kraig and his Lady Janet for all of their support during last year and we wish

them only the best going forward. To our newest Potentate, the Illustrious Sir Joe Hagan and Lady Joyce, we wish you all the best

for a most successful year and, rest assured, we will be there to help you anytime or any place you so desire us to be.

The new member sign is out again, so if you need a place to go on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., we meet in the

All-Purpose Room at the Rajah Complex. Consider this your invitation to join us in the Provost Guard.

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Sam Ellis

Dale Reinert presenting check

to Ill. Sir Kraig Leiby

Forks of the Delaware Tin Lizzies

Happy New Year Nobles & Ladies, 2022 is upon us, ripe with

new opportunities and challenges. As 2021 came to a close, three

noteworthy events happened for the Tin Lizzies, and they happened

on the same day.

The Ceremonial and the club’s Christmas Banquet & Ladies

Night took place on December 11. To start with, the Ceremonial

class was named in honor of a Tin Lizzie, Noble Sam Ellis (who is

writing this article). Secondly, during the check presentations, club

Treasurer Dale Reinert presented Illustrious Sir Kraig Leiby with

three checks totaling $11,000 to be disbursed among the hospital,

transportation fund and Rajah. It’s the largest donation that

the club has ever made. That evening, at the club’s

Christmas Banquet, Noble Lee Marsh was presented

with a Man of the Year plaque for his outstanding

contributions to the club throughout the year. The

presentation was made by the 2020 recipient, Richard

Stefanovic. Also at the event, President Larry Silfies

2021 Tin Lizzie Man of the

Year Lee Marsh

presented Illustrious Sir with the traditional slate clock engraved with his 2021 Pote’s seal.

In all, the day’s events were a fitting close to the year.

Looking forward, the Officers and Nobles of the Tin Lizzies are anticipating a busy

2022 with our shoofly pie baking project that begins this month.

Congratulations to outgoing potentate Ill. Sir Kraig Leiby and Lady Jane for a

momentous year. And to our 2022 potentate Illustrious Sir Joe Hagan and Divan, best

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Jere Lesher,

PP

LEGION OF HONOR

First of all, congratulations to our newly installed officers. Installation took place at the Ceremonial held

in Leesport on January 8. Overall attendance was down a bit from past years, mostly due to the &#*$%

pandemic. Here’s hoping and praying for a less chaotic 2022.

Chaotic or not, things have certainly changed. One very significant change was the end of our annual

Shrine Circus. That was another victim partially caused by this COVID pandemic. Anyone with an idea

of an event or events to make up for that lost revenue should pass their ideas to our Divan. And it’s too

late to plan attending the 2022 Norfolk International Tattoo scheduled for April 29 through May 1. Our

Commander for 2023, Ray Ayers, will start planning for that in the not-too-distant future. That is, if the

LOH plans to attend it at all.

In the not-too-distant future, the LOH Board is going to propose at one of our four meetings that Past

Commanders start paying dues (i.e., $10 per year). If approved by the body, a formal change to the by-laws

will be drafted.

If you or your Lady would be willing to help at LOH’s bingo on the fourth week of the month, please

contact our Commander. We could use help from the men to call back the numbers and the ladies to sell the

packages. Right now, it’s darned near the same people every month. It would be nice if that workload were shared by more of our

Legion members and their Ladies.

Did you notice that the calendar does not list any LOH weekend meetings? That was an idea worth trying for those who preferred

not to drive at night, but it didn’t work out too well. Attendance was poor, to say the least. Here’s hoping for smooth sailing for the

entire schedule for 2022.

Another year has come and

gone and with it some good times

on fishing trips and some sad

times as we lost some near and

dear friends. As the average age

of our members increases, we

find it more difficult to get the

volunteers we need to meet our

commitments. 2022 isn’t starting

Richard Snell out much easier as the virus

continues to challenge our efforts.

In the short run the government

and the Divan will determine what kind activities we can

participate in.

On the more positive side, we had a good sauerkraut

sale and the volunteers did a great job preparing and

bagging the kraut. While the jury is still out, I think the sale

also went well partly because of the Shriners who purchase

from the Complex freezer.

Our next meeting will be the second Monday of

February.

Our officers for the coming year are President: Dick

Snell, 1st VP Mike Artim, 2nd VP Marv Miller, Treas.

Clarence Smith and Sec. John Pavlik. Together with your

help we can continue to have fun, share stories and continue

fund raising to support our philanthropy. Jeanie could also

use more volunteers to help with supporting bingo.

Looking forward to a month of warm weather in Feb.

and I’ll bring some warm weather back with me.

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ANGLERS

Have a great 2022 and stay safe.See you on the water.

Carl Solarek,

Secretary

DIRECTOR’S

STAFF

Happy New Year to all Nobles! We pray

for all the units to be able to get back to

some sort of normality in 2022.

I want to thank all the Director Staff

Nobles who helped set up, run, and

dismantle all the stage props for the

December Ceremonial, especially Mic Frey

and Ed Austin for selling the jewelry and

lottery tickets which helps the unit financially.

It all went very smoothly because of the preplanning

by the Nobles involved.

Our elected officers for 2022: President – Lee Brisan, Vice President

– Dave DeTurk, Secretary – Carl Solarek, Treasurer – Mic Frey,

and Director – Barry Reed. The officers were sworn in at the Mass

Installation. And regarding officers, the Director’s Staff would like to

thank Gerald Mengel for serving as our president for the last few years.

He is leaving very big shoes to fill because he was an outstanding

president. Thank you, Noble Gerry!

We have a meeting date change for 2022. The membership voted

to move the meetings from the first Monday of the month to the first

Wednesday. Going forward, the rest of the winter will be spent by our

Director Barry Reed preparing our parade vehicles for the upcoming

season.

Just a reminder, we need able-bodied men, young and old, with

new ideas in order to keep the Directors Staff able to serve our Shrine.

Come out to a meeting and learn what we are all about. I know you find

your visit enjoyable and worth your time.

So, until the next issue, to everyone, stay safe and in good health

in 2022.


CARBON COUNTY SHRINE CLUB

As the new year begins, we have to mention

a highlight of 2021 for the club - our successful

annual pot-luck Christmas Party that took

place at our December meeting.

For the first time, Santa & Mrs. Claus made

a special appearance. Mrs. Claus read “The

Night Before Christmas.” Then, Santa handed

out gifts to all the children. A drawing was held

Duane Dellecker for gifts for the adults in attendance. There was

no charge for club members to participate in this

event. All that was asked was for everyone to

bring a covered dish. President Dennis Holtzman was very pleased with

the turnout and said one of his goals is to set up events that encourage

family participation and increasing membership attendance.

The club wishes to thank Illustrious Sir Kraig Leiby and Lady Janet

for a great 2021. And we are looking forward to supporting incoming

Rajah Shrine Potentate Illustrious Sir Joseph Hagan and the Divan for an

even greater 2022.

Rajah Shrine Circus Canceled

The Rajah Shrine Board of Directors and the Rajah Circus Committee have announced that the 59th Annual Rajah Circus

scheduled for March 9th to 13th, 2022, at the Hamburg Field House, has been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control.

In the best interests of personal safety and in obedience of the

Pennsylvania Department of Health recommended guidelines,

The Rajah Board of Directors and the Rajah Circus Committee

has decided that since under the current circumstances, it would

be difficult to produce a first class production, it is their belief the

best decision would be to cancel this year’s performances and all

further Rajah Shrine Circus shows.

The Illustrious Sir Joseph J. Hagan, Sr., Potentate of Rajah

Shrine, commented, “It is with deep regret that we have to make

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pose with the kids

this announcement, but as we are a family-oriented organization,

our first and foremost interest is in the health and safety of the

audience that would attend our annual circus. In as much as we

have over 100 volunteers working at the circus, plus over 50

performers and support staff of Hamid Circus, their health and

well-being also figured into our decision.”

In cancelling the circus, the Rajah Circus Committee felt that

we could not continue this long-standing tradition without fear of

the health concerns for all of those who have made this one of the

longest running publicly attended events in Rajah history.

Hagan continued, “We are very appreciative of our relationship

with the Hamburg Field House management and they, too, shared

our concerns to stage a safe and family-oriented event with regard

to meeting all health and safety protocols.”

The Rajah Shrine Board of Directors and the Rajah Circus

Committee very deeply regret having to make this decision and

hope that the people of this area will support us in other ways

when we stage other public events in the future.

Greg Lewis, PP

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THE CHAPLAIN’S

STUDY

This is the church season called Lent. We take this

time to prepare ourselves for the coming events of the

Passion of the Christ and his glorious resurrection.

Today these things seem to matter to our society less

and less. We seem more and more obsessed with money,

wealth, success and our possessions. This is the deadly

sin of our era. We have grown to be a self-satisfying

society. We care for ourselves and our creature comforts

first. All else is secondary to our own care.

Lent should be a time for taking a close look at

ourselves on a spiritual level. That means we must consider what we believe and

how we act on our beliefs. This is a time is for an evalulation. Looking deeply

into our hearts, we need to find those moments of our lives we can remember

when life was simple, a time when we believed in God so clearly and truly.

Recalling those times will restore to us the simplicity of our faith.

This does not happen easily nor quickly. It is a matter of our taking some

special time to bring ourselves to this understanding and remembrance. We do

this by reading scripture and participating in worship that helps us to renew our

relationship with our God. It is the renewal of our faith that is essential.

Let us now take this special time of Lent to return to God and his word. Let us

prepare ourselves for the Passion of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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CONVENTION -

2022

SEPT. 8 – 11, 2022

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Obituaries

PAUL L. ALLENDER

ALLENTOWN

DIED: DECEMBER 15, 2021

JAMES E. BENSCOTER

NORTHAMPTON

DIED: SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

RUDYARD W. BOYD

READING

DIED: DECEMBER 10, 2021

WARREN E. BURKHART

OLEY

DIED: NOVEMBER 15, 2021

NICHOLAS BYBEL, SR.

READING

DIED: DECEMBER 11, 2021

ROBERT S. CONWAY

FLORIDA

DIED: DECEMBER 11, 2021

ROBERT P. KIST

ELIZABETHTOWN

DIED: JANUARY 1, 2022

WALTER A. LAWRENCE, JR.,

CATASAUQUA

DIED: JANUARY 7, 2022

MICHAEL LEBEDUIK

EASTON

DIED: DECEMBER 25, 2021

JOHN H. LESSLEY

NARVON

DIED: DECEMBER 5, 2021

EDWIN W. LOOMIS

ADAMSTOWN

DIED: DECEMBER 16, 2021

JOSEPH O. MCCANN

PHOENIXVILLE

DIED: DECEMBER 10, 2021

PRESTON B. MCLAUGHLIN

ALLENTOWN

DIED: NOVEMBER 22, 2021

ALLAN D. MECKLEY

DENVER

DIED: NOVEMBER 15, 2021

LEON S. PETERS

ALLENTOWN

DIED: DECEMBER 4, 2021

DONALD R. SWISHER

LEBANON

DIED: DECEMBER 11, 2021

BRUCE W. WEST

BARTO

DIED: NOVEMBER 6, 2020

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Rajah Shrine

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Vol 80 Feb.-March 2022 No. 2

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 5

Oriental Band

Anglers

Directors Staff

Lehigh S.C.

BINGO-

(Shriners)

Bethlehem S. C.

Rajah S.C.

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Board of

Directors

LOH Exec &

Stated

Carbon S.C.

String Band

Lancaster S.C.

BINGO-

(Anglers)

Set up for Horse

Races

Oriental Band/

Motor Corps

Horse Races

O.B./Motor

Corps Horse

Races - (Snow

Date)

Concert Band

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Chanters

Valentine's Day

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Motor Corps

Provost Guard

Brandywine S.C.

Cedars

Mounted Patrol

Car Club

North Penn S.C.

Cedars

Membership

Mtg. - 6:30 PM

Units & Clubs -

7:30 PM

BINGO-

(Chanters)

Tin Lizzies

BINGO-

(Legion)

Schuylkill S.C.

Breakfast mtg.

Oriental Band

Ladies Night

Dance Band

Noble Riders

27 28

Lebanon S.C.

Clowns

Chanters

Rajah

Bulletin

Board

Hospital

Crusade

Kickoff

March 23

Pote’s Trip

April 5-10

FEBRUARY 2022

Good Friday

Breakfast April 15

Office Closed

Good Friday -

April 15

Stated Meeting

April 20

Potentate’sBall

April 23

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 5

Concert Band

Spring Forward

to Daylight

Savings Time

Dance Band

Noble Riders

Then Recorder Joe Hagan driving a Tin

Lizzie in the MASA Parade in 2016

Oriental Band

Anglers

Directors Staff

Rajah Ladies

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Board of

Directors

LOH Exec &

Stated

Carbon S.C.

Lancaster S.C.

String Band BINGO -

(Anglers)

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Chanters

Provost Guard

Brandywine S.C.

Mounted Patrol

Car Club

North Penn S.C.

Cedars

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Motor Corps

Schuylkill S.C.

Hospital Crusade

Kick-off Picnic

- 6 PM

Units/Clubs -

7:30 PM

27 28 29 30 31

Lebanon S.C.

Clowns

Chanters

Cedars

MARCH 2022

BINGO -

(Shriners)

BINGO-

(Chanters)

St. Patrick’s

Day

Hospital Service

11 am - Complex

Tin Lizzies

BINGO-

(Legion)

BINGO-

(Lehigh)

Bethlehem S.C.

Rajah S.C.

Past Masters

Lehigh SC

Ladies’ Night

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