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Rajah News

Vol. 80 August - September 2022 No. 5

In this Issue

Style

In Golfing

- Rajah Shriner making music at Grand Lodge

- History of Shriners Hospitals for Children

- Highlights of Pote’s Golf Outing, Cigar Night, Legion of Honor Commander’s Ball

and Stated Meeting


RAJAH SHRINE

2022 SPORTSMENS RAFFLE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2022

SOUTH END GUN CLUB

5330 LORANE RD, READING, PA 19606

NOON TO 5:00 PM

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 THE AGE OF 18 MAY BE ADMITTED, NO COOLERS,

PETS OR CARRY WEAPONS BROUGHT TO THE SOUTH END GUN CLUB

Get tickets from the Sportsmen’s Raffle Committee or the Rajah Shrine Office.

If you have questions please contact the Office at 610-916-9000.

Tickets are $25 each

Three tickets to a book with a FREE Seller Ticket for selling the three.

TICKETS NEED TO BE TURNED IN BY SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2022

IF YOU WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT

YOU MAY MISS OUT ON SOME OF THE DRAWINGS

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The Potentate’s Message

Es Selamu Aleikum

Is that hot dogs and hamburgers I smell on the grill? Yes it is; summer is here. We

just Nobles, need Ladies the weather and Friends: to co-operate so we are all able to enjoy the season.

The Pote, CR, Asst. Rabban and the HP&P have returned from the Imperial Session

held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Quite a bit of business was conducted and the Shrine

Parade was very enjoyable, but it did rain a little on the parade towards the end. It is

always a pleasure to get together with Nobles from other Shrine Temples and catch up

with what is going on with them.

The Pote’s Picnic will be held on August 3rd at the Shrine Complex and we look

forward to seeing everyone there. You should bring a lawn chair and a pop-up tent, if

you have one, to relax and have some shaded area. The gates open at 11:00 a.m. The

mini-ceremony for the new Nobles will be at 12:00 noon. We still need to find new

members for the December Ceremonial Class. We will start serving food at 12:00 noon

and clams at 1:00 p.m. The serving of ice cream will also begin at 12:00 noon.

Ask your worthy Master-Mason brothers to come join us at Rajah Shrine.

We will be heading south to Virginia Beach for our fall MASA meeting in September. This is always

a great time. This will be followed by the Sportsmen’s Raffle on September 17th. At this writing, ticket

sales are on par with last year. Please keep selling tickets.

Yours in the Faith,

Illustrious Sir Joseph J. Hagan, Sr., Potentate

ALIEKUM ES SELAM

Attest: Les A. Werley, Recorder

NOTICE - NOTICE - THE RAJAH SHRINE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2022

IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY

THANK YOU - RAJAH SHRINE OFFICE

Contents

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

History of Shriner’s Hospital..........................................5

Shriner Making Music at Grand Lodge..........................7

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

Director’s Staff................................................................8

Pote's Golf Outing...........................................................9

Forks ALIEKUM Of The ES Delaware SELAM Tin Lizzies .............................10

Attest:

Legion Joe Hagan Of Honor...........................................................11

Chanters........................................................................12

Recorder

Caravaners ....................................................................13

Hospital Services..........................................................13

Stated Meeting..............................................................14

In This Issue

Provost Guard...............................................................15

String Band...................................................................16

Concert Band................................................................16

Cigar Night...................................................................17

Oriental Band................................................................18

Lehigh Shrine Club.......................................................18

Rajah Ladies..................................................................18

Golf Club .....................................................................19

New Imperial Potentate.................................................19

Anglers..........................................................................20

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

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RAJAH SHRINE

RAJAH SHRINE

RAJAH SHRINE

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Shriners International

Published February, April, June,

Shriners International

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

sellis4947@aol.com

PA 18040-7925

Phone: PHOTOGRAPHERS

610-390-6188

Email: Carl Frey, sellis4947@aol.com

William Quinn,

Barry Weisser and Sam Ellis

PROOFREADER

Sharon Grumbein

NOTICE TO ALL

CORRESPONDENTS

NOTICE TO ALL

CORRESPONDENTS

Maximum article size is 450

words.

Copy deadline for the next

issue of the Rajah News is

Maximum article size is 450

words.

Copy deadline for the next

issue of the Rajah News is

NO EXCEPTIONS

E-mail or Mail your article

to Sam Ellis (Address Above)

SEPTEMBER 10, 2022

NO EXCEPTIONS

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to Sam Ellis (Address Above)

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

Rajah Shrine Complex

Doors • Refreshments Open at 5:00 Available - Bingo Starts

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

at 6:30 •

• Open Proceeds To The benefit Public Rajah • Smoke Shrine Free and •

Open To The Public • Smoke Free • Refreshments Available for Purchase

• Refreshments are not deductible Available as charitable for Purchase donations. •

Proceeds benefit Rajah Shrine and are not deductible as charitable donations.

Les A. Werley

Proceeds benefit Rajah Shrine and

are not deductible as charitable donations.

RECORDER’S MESSAGE

Hello Nobles,

Summer is here and so are the Unit and Club picnics. Please

enjoy them but be safe. Our Pote's Picnic is on August 3rd with

plenty of food and a ceremonial where 15 new members come

into the Shrine. Congratulations on their membership. If you

know of any Blue Lodge Brothers who want to join the Shrine,

we could still use more men. Why not invite them to join us in

Shrinedom?

September is a busy month with MASA down in Virginia Beach from September 8-11,

and the Sportsmen’s Raffle at South End Gun Club on September 18. We could use help

on September 17 to set up.

Also, there is the startup of many Clubs and Units meetings after being dark for the

summer months. The end of the month is the Pote’s Trip to Connecticut from September

29-October 2. October brings us the Provost Guard Spaghetti Dinner on October 8 followed

by Calendar Day October 9 and the Ladies Jewelry Show on October 22.

We can’t forget our second largest fundraiser - Bingo on Thursdays.

Please volunteer to help by making soup, baking cakes or pies, or just coming in to help

sell the packages or to call back the numbers. Keep the date open on November 19 for the

Ladies Luncheon and November 20 for the Pote’s Testimonial and my favorite holiday,

Thanksgiving, November 24.

Please enjoy the rest of the summer and I hope to see you all this fall.

CEREMONIALS

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

610-916-9000.


RAJAH SHRINERS

THE STORY OF A TRADITION, BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

The History of Shriners Hospitals for Children

Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

Editor's Note: As reported in the June/July, 2022 Rajah News, the story of the “History of Rajah

Shrine” is being revised to include the following information: “The large Banquet Hall at the Rajah

Shrine Complex was built in 2005-2006 and was dedicated in August, 2006 by Illustrious Sir Jere Lesher.”

The year of 2022 is very significant in the history of Shriners International, Shriners Children’s Hospitals

and Rajah Shrine. This is the third article in a series to be published this year in an effort to bring you a

history of one of the greatest fraternal organizations that exists today.

In the first article we looked at the history of Shriners International, the second article was the history of

Rajah Shrine, and the third article, presented in 2 parts, is dedicated to the founding of the Shriners Hospitals

for Children. Part 1 appears in this edition of the Rajah News, with Part 2 to be included in the October/

November 2022 edition.

The start of the Shriners Hospitals for Children

The Shriners have a rich history of fellowship and philanthropy. Our organization consists of approximately 300,000 men,

belonging to 200 Shrine Temples, centers or chapters around the world.

First Shrine Hospital, Shreveport, LA,

Opened in 1922

Shriners are known

for their colorful parades,

circuses, and clowns. But

there is also a serious side to

this international fraternity.

A little more than 100

years ago in 1920, a Shriner

from Atlanta’s Yaarab

Temple, Noble Forrest

Adair, made a passionate

plea at the Annual Shriners

Imperial convention to

urge his fellow Shriners

into passing a resolution to

approve the establishment of

a Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Under development

for over two years, in 1922 the Shreveport Shriners Hospital

was ready to accept its first patient, and by 1927, 14 more

Shriners Hospitals were in operation scattered around the United States.

The rules for this hospital, and all of the other Shriners Hospitals which

would follow were simple: to be admitted, a child must be from a family unable

to pay for the orthopedic treatment they would receive, be under 14 years of

age (later increased to 18) and be, in the opinion of the Chief of Medical Staff,

someone whose condition could be helped by treatment at the Shriners Hospital

for Children.

At the Imperial Session meeting in Toronto in 1962, the establishment of

centers dedicated to the treatment of children afflicted with acutely dangerous

burns were established.

The first Shrine Hospitals for Burn treatment was opened in Galveston,

Texas on March 20, 1966; the hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, was opened on

February 19, 1968, and the third facility was opened in Boston on November

2, 1968. As condition and treatment options were updated extensively over the

Noble Forrest Adair

One of the first patients at Shriners new

Burn Hospital in Galveston

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years since opening these initial facilities, new facilities were built. The new hospitals in Cincinnati and Galveston were competed

in 1992 and the new facility for a burn hospital in Boston was completed in 1999.

Plus, the addition of a burn treatment center was opened in 1997 at the new Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento,

California, in 1997.

Along with Orthopedic and Burn treatment,

Shriners Hospitals added two more treatment

services.

In 1980, Shriners Hospitals responded to

another pediatric need by opening a spinal cord

injury rehabilitation unit at the Philadelphia

hospital.

This was the first pediatric spinal cord injury

unit in the country.

In 2005, the organization discovered that

facial clefts are one of the most common birth

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

occurrence, and the severity of the deformities,

complete care and treatment can be difficult

to obtain. As a result, Shriners Hospitals for

Children added a fourth official specialty to its

care disciplines: cleft lip and palate.

In the early 1960s, the health care system

aggressively entered the structured research

field. The innovative research conducted at

Shriners Hospitals for Children increases the total worldwide body of medical knowledge, potentially benefiting people of all ages

around the globe.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric

specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. This care is given

to these patients, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Their care and treatment is not

based on one’s ability to pay for any of their treatment, whatsoever.

All services are paid by the Shriners from a hospital fund supplied by the Shriners

Hospitals for Children Endowment Fund, which is supported by the gifts and bequests

of Shriners, their families, and the general public. Additional revenues come from fundraising

events and from an annual hospital assessment paid by each member of the Shrine.

In 2021, Shriners Hospital for Children officially changed its name to better reach

out to all children who may be suffering from a specific physical need and not just those

described by the former name of the philanthropy.

Now, “Shriners Children’s” currently includes hospitals/medical centers, orthopedic

units, several satellite clinics and four burn centers, including the Sacramento Hospital

which treats patients for both burns and orthopedic needs.

So, from that humble beginning of the founding of the first Shriners Hospital in 1927,

a group of specialized hospitals have grown into a health network of 22 specialized

hospitals providing expert medical care to more than 1,500,000 children,

regardless of the patient’s or their family’s ability to pay. These Shrine

supported “Temples of Mercy” have come to be known as the “World’s

Greatest Philanthropy,” operating throughout North America, including

20 facilities in the United States and one each in Mexico and Canada.

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Spinal cord rehabilitation unit established at

Shriners Philadelphia, 1980

Shriners Hospitals added

Facial Cleft treatment in

2005

In the next edition of the Rajah News, we’ll look at more ways the

Shriners Children’s has helped over one million patients and how the

treatment has expanded and has become even more accessible to more

patients and their families.


Rajah Shriner making

music at Grand Lodge

By Sam Ellis

He has been playing piano and organ since he was eight. Rajah Shriner Robert

Trimble is Grand Organist for Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. And he never thought

he would be doing what he is doing now.

I first became aware of Robert (Bob) Trimble and his unique position at Grand

Lodge while taking pictures at the Ladies Meat Bingo on May 13th. I wanted to get

a shot of the nobles and ladies who were working in the kitchen. While I was lining

up everyone for the shot, Jim Prettyman mentioned that one of the nobles in the

picture plays organ at Grand Lodge. I thought ‘you don’t meet someone like that

every day and this would be a great story for Rajah News.’ So here it is.

Robert said, “I started with piano lessons in grade school. Later on I took lessons

on the organ. So, I’ve been playing pretty much all my life.” He is now age 63. He

came to the position of Grand Organist in 2009 after an interview with then Grand

Master Stephen Gardner. The Grand Master was attending the Grand Matron’s Banquet and heard Robert playing the organ for the

ceremonies.

Robert sitting at the

organ at Longwood

Gardens

“I was told that the Grand Master wanted to see me after the Banquet,” Bob said. “I didn’t

know what to think. Did I do something wrong?” So, he went back into the auditorium after

the event and found the Grand Master sitting on the organ bench. The interview went well and

after some official paperwork down in Philly, the deal was done and Robert has been in the

appointed position of Grand Organist ever since.

He plays for various functions at Grand Lodge as well as functions and events outside of

the lodge such as weddings, funerals, and official ceremonies. “I also enjoy that part of the

position, playing in other locations such as at the Naval Academy,” said Robert. “Meeting new

brethren and having the opportunity to play different and sometimes very old organs is always

and enjoyable experience.”

Robert comes to the position of Grand Organist with an impressive Masonic background.

He has been a member of New London Lodge No. 545 since 1988. He was Worshipful

Master of the lodge in 2002 and served as secretary for 16 years. Bob is a member of the Valley

of Reading and received his 33 degree in 2019. He was Most Wise Master of the Valley in 2021.

Robert also belongs to the Royal Arch No. 264 in Coatesville and Centennial Commandry No.

55 in Coatesville.

Eastern Star has been a part of his Masonic life also. He’s been involved in the Robert

Fulton Chapter No. 446 Order of Eastern Star for the last 21 years. He often plays the organ at meetings, balls, and ceremonies.

This past June, Robert was installed as Associate Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of PA.

He also holds memberships in the Royal Order of Scotland, Red Cross of Constantine, and Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Oh, and he’s

been a Rajah Shriner for 33 years.

When I asked what keeps him involved with being Grand Organist, he said, “I guess the bottom line is I enjoy making people

smile.”

Women Impacting Care, chaired by Shriners international’s Frist Lady

Jennifer Craven (2022-23) is an annual program dedicated to supporting

Shriners Children’s mission to change and improve lives. This year’s

emphasis is on pediatric sports-related injuries. The World is Your Oyster

is a way of supporting this effort through donations. Donors who would

like to support the program may purchase The World is Your Oyster

products or make donations on-line.

Visit lovetotherescue.org/women-impacting-care/ for more

information.

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Not much to report from the club as we do not meet for the three summer months. I can report that our

May steak night was great and Ill. Joe Hagan and Lady Joyce left full of steak. I think everyone else did,

too. That is about all I remember. But I do remember the steak part. Oh yeah, and the baked potato.

We had a semi-successful hospital crusade at the Redner’s in Fredericksburg. A special thanks to Les

Keller for again serving as chairman, and for his personal donation. We found that a lot of folks that shop

at this particular Redner’s do not carry cash so that kept our total down. The blowing rain was not much

help either.

In case you have not noticed, the pavilion at the complex is getting heavy use again this summer season.

I think we sometimes forget how fortunate we are to have the great facilities at the Rajah Shrine complex.

We should also stop to appreciate the forethought and commitment of the Nobles from years past that created

what we have today. I believe that spirit is still alive and well at Rajah.

I hope to see everyone at the summer events. Do not forget Bingo and selling those Sportsman Raffle tickets.

Our next meeting for Lebanon County Shrine Club is Sept. 26 at 6:30 at Heisey’s Diner, Rt. 72 North of Lebanon. Ladies are

always invited. The dress is casual.

We have interesting programs scheduled for each meeting so please join us for great food and fellowship.

Carl Solarek,

Secretary

DIRECTOR’S STAFF

Finally, summer is here and the Potentate’s Picnic, outdoor meetings, and no masks!

It’s great to be a Shriner again!

Our unit would like to recognize Director Barry Reed for his many years serving the unit as our

Director. He was responsible for coordinating our parade schedule, keeping our vehicles running, setting

up the stage and second section for the

ceremonials and attending the S.D.A.

conventions. It was very hard to accept

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y

Barry’s resignation as director for

the unit. His expertise will be missed

by all.

We are still waiting for a final

decision from the International Shrine Directors on holding the

second section at the mini ceremonial at the Pote’s Picnic. We

would also like to wish Ike Boyer well. He holds many titles in

the unit but can’t attend meetings due to health issues. The unit

misses you, Ike!

Thanks to Mic, Lee, Barry, Les and Jamie for working the

food stand at the Summer Dance Recital. It was a very successful

mini fund raiser for the unit.

Our parade schedule will not begin until the fall at Topton,

Pine Grove and Hamburg. For now, if any member can help with

cleaning or small repairs on the vehicles, please contact one of

the unit officers.

Our unit will be responsible for small jobs this summer to

help the complex prepare for different events. Please come to a

meeting of the Director’s Staff at the complex, the first Wednesday

of the month at 7 p.m.. to offer your help.

That is all for this issue, Nobles. Remember, help us hold the

rope for those who can’t. Stay safe and we’ll see you on the first

Wednesday.

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The Pote's Golf

Outing

The Pote’s Golf Outing took place on a sunny

day on Friday, June 4 at Rich Maiden Golf Course.

Chairman Joel Franco and the Golf Committee of

Ron Rapp, PP, Terry Hulsizer and Bill Remo, PP did

an excellent job in staging this year’s event. Several

of the Pote’s Aides supported the outing also. The

day was capped with a luncheon at the complex

where the tournament

winners were named.

Once again Honey

Brook Golf Club

donated a Foursome

Certificate that was

raffled off, raising over

$600 for the Shriner’s

Children’s hospital.

Ill. Sir Joe Hagan speaks to

the group before tee off.

Photography by

Bill Quinn – Sam Ellis

Chairman of the event

Joel Franco

Mike Zerbe, PP handing out registration packages

Terry Hulsizer & Bud Kohl heading out to

the Hospitality Hole

Ill. Sir making a putt

Ron Szapacs and Blaine Dellecker managed

Dennis Snoke “OK, who ate the

the Money Hole last donut?”

Bill Remo, PP, on the green

The Winners. L-R Glenn Shuman, Gary Brown,

Glenn Chestnut, Dean Witman

Mic Frey on left won the Honey Brook Gift Certificate.

Next to him is Samantha Swartz, Dir. Marketing-Honey

Brook and Tom Piersol, Owner-Honey Brook Golf Club

Runners UP L-R Evan and Bill Lindermuth, Jet

Johnson and Richard Snell

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Sam Ellis,

Secretary

We abandoned the traditional bingo

for “Tin Can Races.” It was a hoot and

just about everyone went away a winner.

Thanks to all who attended and all of those

who helped to make the event a success.

The club participated in three parades

this summer and are looking to do several

around Labor Day and especially the big

parade at MASA in September. Our major

parade season is in October.

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We’ll see you at MASA.

Forks of the Delaware Tin Lizzies

The “dog days” of summer are generally considered to be the period between early July to early

September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere. Webster

defines it as “a period of stagnation or inactivity.” But for Rajah and the clubs & units, that couldn’t be

further from the truth. The Pote’s Golf Outing, Cigar Night, Club/Unit picnics and parades are just a

smattering of what takes place in the summer for Rajah Shriners.

Again this year, the club gave a pizza party for the Easton High School Special Needs students who

label the pie boxes for our bakes. The Tin Lizzies have been working with the students for three years now

on this joint project with the Easton School system and these great kids.

By the time you read this, the Tin Lizzies will have had their Annual Clam Bake at Bady’s Grove

in Wind Gap. We

had a great time

that included a new

game.

Easton High School Special Needs students paused for a

picture before the Pizza Party

RAJAH SHRINERS 71st ANNUAL

RAJAH SHRINERS 71st ANNUAL

RAJAH SHRINERS 71st ANNUAL

PRETZEL BOWL

PRETZEL Albright College vs. BOWL

Kings College

Albright College vs. Kings College

Albright October College vs. 15, Kings 2022 College

October 15, 2022

October Game Time 15, 12:00 2022 PM

Game Time 12:00 PM

Game Eugene Time L. Shirk 12:00 Stadium PM

Eugene L. Shirk Stadium

Eugene L. Shirk Stadium

All proceeds benefit Shriners Hospital for Children

All proceeds benefit Shriners Hospital for Children

2022 Pretzel Bowl Chairman: John K. Grumbein

All proceeds 2022 Pretzel benefit Bowl Shriners Chairman: Hospital John K. Grumbein for Children

2022 Committee: Gregory T. Miller

2022 Pretzel 2022 Committee: Bowl Chairman: Gregory John T. K. Miller Grumbein

2022 Committee: Gregory T. Miller


LEGION OF HONOR COMMANDER'S BALL

Commander Fred S. Olinickand Lady Jan

The LOH Commander’s Ball honoring

Commander Frederick S. Olinick & Lady

Jan took place on June 4th, at the Double

Tree by Hilton Hotel in Reading.

The event was hosted by Chief Rabban

Duane Dellecker. The Veterans Toast was

given by Scott Miller, PC and 1st Vice

Commander Ray Ayers introduced the

Past Commanders.

Music was provided by Billy Moyer

from Lodge No 549, Reading.

Photography by Bill Quinn, Mic

Frey, Sam Ellis

2022 Officers, L-R 2nd Vice Cmdr. Ray Kunkle, 1st Vice Cmdr.

Ray Ayers, Comdr. Fred Olinick, 3rd Vice Cmdr. Richard Abdo

Host for the evening was

Rajah Chief Rabban Duane Dellecker

1998 Commander Bill Quinn

& Lady Barbara

Scott Miller, PMC, gave the

Veterans Toast James Cocuzza PC & Lady Cindy

Jere Lesher,

PP

In case you haven’t heard, our 2nd Vice Commander Ray Kunkel, is on the mend following surgery. As

of the writing of this article (due date was July 10), last word I heard is that he is doing well and is home

recovering.

As this article is being written, we’re a few days away from our annual Family Picnic. The number

of reservations look pretty good. By the time you read this, the picnic will be history and, based on past

history, was a big success.

An important thing that needs your attention - We need someone to tow the trailer for the Fall MASA

parade in Virginia Beach. This requires, of course, towing it down on Sept. 8, towing it in the parade and

towing it home again on the 11th. Unfortunately, Pete won’t be attending MASA this year. He's been our

“go-to” guy each year. and deserves many “Thank You’s”. If you can help, contact our Commander, Fred

Olinick ASAP.

Another reminder regards to our bus trip to attend the 2023 Virginia International Tattoo in Norfolk

Virginia. Dates of that trip are April 21 & 22, 2023. You should have already received a flyer with the trip

information. An initial deposit is due by December 1. This trip is limited to 50 people and, simply by wordof-mouth,

we already have some reservations.

LEGION OF HONOR

Bill Remo, PP, PC & Lady Gail

Barry Weisser PMC

with Lady Kathy Hagan

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Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

CHANTERS

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

As has happened all too often in the past couple of years, we start this article with the report of the passing

of one of our most dedicated Chanters, Noble Ronald N. Weitzel. Noble Ron was a long-time member of

the Chanters and he contributed mightily to the success of our Unit. Ron served with distinction and honor

as the Mayor of the Borough of Wyomissing, PA and continued serving the people of his hometown by

making sure the annual Fourth of July Parade in the borough included an appearance by many of the Units

of Rajah Shrine, including the Chanters. We were very proud to fulfill his requests as, once again this past

July 4th, we rode our float through the streets waving and singing as we dedicated this year’s appearance

to Noble & Brother Ron Weitzel. Well done, good and faithful servant.

Although we have lost several of our most dedicated members over the past few years, we are still singing

and enjoying the camaraderie of being one of the top Chanter units in Shrinedom. We have weathered some

rough times and have perservered through thick and thin and are moving forward by booking singing engagements for future dates.

President Dwayne Join Miller, Chief in Rabban cooperation Marvin with our and Conductor Lady Marie Bruce Miller Rohrbach on and a 3-night Unit Director trip Dave to DeTurk, are receiving

appearance requests and we are looking at several parade invitations, as well. We are also working with our contacts at the various

Senior Living facilities in the area and other venues. As the COVID-19 restrictions have eased-up a bit, we can now go forward

with

Experience

fulfilling these

the charm

requests.

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

Included

Elsewhere,

in

we

this

have

trip:

a contingent of Chanters going to M.A.S.A. in September to represent us at the annual gathering of the

Mid-Atlantic Chanters Association, and we will lend our voices to the combined chorus as the concert bands of M.A.S.A. and the

- Chanters Roundtrip will transportation join forces to entertain via private in the motorcoach lobby of the equipped Virginia Beach with Convention reclining seats Center and on restroom Friday morning, September 9th.

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

- 3-nights’ We will also hotel be accommodations on hand to help at the in Elkins Pote’s and Picnic Lewisburg, and Sportsman’s West Virginia Raffle in September, where we expect another large crowd

to help support our efforts in Rajah.

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

trains Should you be so able and willing, we always have room for one or two more singers, so PLEASE accept this as your invitation

to join in our noble chorus as we meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rajah Complex.

- 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

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

Join Chief Rabban Marvin and Lady Marie Miller on a

Cruise to Canada & New England aboard the

Norwegian Breakaway, Sept 27 - Oct 4, 2020

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

of the changing seasons.

Included in this trip:

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

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

- The Ultimate Beverage Package for the * first Guided two walking guests tour of Yale per University, cabin New ($800 haven, per CT 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

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- Includes • * Free time all to meals shop and and browse entertainment at Olde Mystick Village while * Visit to onboard the 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 *

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Thursday, September 29 - Sunday, October 2, 2022

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


Walter Lamm,

Secretary

CARAVANERS

Our June campout at the Oasis with NCT (National Campers and Travelers) was a great event. We

held our club meeting on Saturday morning as usual. We also held our joint dinner that evening, under the

pavilion, with an added bonus. Noble Barry Voigt had his son, David Howe, come out to prepare a picnic

meal like no other. His entire day was spent over the grill and all were well rewarded by his efforts. To top

it off, he brought his ice cream machine for a do-it-yourself sundae. If that doesn’t entice you to come out

to join us, well, how about a campfire as a follow up?

In August we will be in Lancaster, enjoying the Amish countryside. Part of our activities there will be

the Sight and Sound performance of “David.” Interested? Contact one of our officers.

For now, be safe, be healthy and camp on!

The Joint dinner held in the pavilion

at the Complex

Food prepared by David Howe

HOSPITAL SERVICES

Walter Lamm,

Sec.

The HSU parade float has had its début in the Bernville parade. Looking forward to the Ephrata, New

Holland and Jack Frost parades, as well as any other venue that may be suggested.

We still need Nobles to ride on the float. If interested, please contact Noble President Ken Flynn at

610-223-5145.

HSU annual raffle tickets are available. Contact Noble Ken to get yours. Again, the drawing will be

held at MASA in Virginia, though you need not be present to win.

Our transports to the Philadelphia hospital have been increasing. We have need, especially in the

Allentown area, for drivers and co-drivers. If you would like to help, please contact Nobel Ken or Les

Werley to get you in contact with your area coordinator.

Because, it’s all about the kids.

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

YOUR 2023 DUES INVOICE WILL BE SENT TO YOU BY E-MAIL MID AUGUST 2022, FROM

SHRINERS INTERNATIONAL

THOSE NOBLES WHO DO NOT HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS, YOUR 2023 DUES INVOICE

WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY “BULK MAIL” MID SEPTEMBER 2022, FROM SHRINERS

INTERNATIONAL.

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

RAJAH SHRINE BEFORE DISCARDING IT!

THANK YOU,

RAJAH SHRINE OFFICE

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The second Stated Meeting of the year

took place on July 13 at the Rajah Complex.

One key announcement was the appointment

of Noble Jon Schneider to the position of

Marshal. In other business, 11 candidates were

voted on and approved. Illustrious Sir Joe

Hagan awarded Noble Ken Flynn a certificate

for making over 300 Hospital Transportation

trips. Ken is president of the Hospital Services

Club. Shriners Children’s Philadelphia Board

Member Jim Atkins gave an update on

happenings at the hospital. Noble Sam Beam

talked about plans for the upcoming National

Night Out, and Chief Rabban Duane Dellecker

showed a Shrine International pin collection

that he won at Imperial.

Photography by: Bill Quinn, Sam Ellis

Ken Flynn has achieved over 300 Hospital

Transportation trips.

Oriental Guide John Grumbein handing the ballot box to

Assistant Rabban Don Heimbecker during voting.

Hospital Board Member Jim Atkins

giving a hospital update

Illustrious Sir congratulating

new Marshal Jon Schneider

Chief Rabban Duane Delecker

with the Shrine International Pin collection

Noble Sam Beam discussing the

National Night Out event

CALLING ALL SHRINERS

Nobles: The Rajah Shrine Membership numbers listed below are the Nobles who still owe 2022 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 2022 dues within the past month, thank you for your payment! Les A. Werley, Recorder

21144 21351 21369 22252 22563 24495 24537 24934 24966 24999 25635 25762 25927 25941 26000

26135 26244 26257 26277 26441 26501 26836 26973 27673 27755 27910 27993 28040 28085 28117

28129 28146 28193 28230 28368 28379 28397 28405 28422 28481 28488 28504 28571 28572 28603

28608 28640 28643 28662 28680 28762 28808 28838 28848 28878 28895 28928 28947 28953 28986

29010 29021 29026 29028

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Ill. Sir

Greg Lewis, PP

on October 8th!!

PROVOST GUARD

First and foremost, we would like to thank EVERYONE and we mean – EVERYONE, that came out

on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 in support of our all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner.

We fed a large group of hungry Spaghetti eaters and we are very thankful to our fellow Noble brothers

and their families for supporting us in our efforts….again, THANK YOU!!

All-in-all, our President Jon Schneider would like to add his personal note of appreciation to everyone

who came out in support our dinner.

But wait, there’s more…..yes, we will still have our Annual Fall Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, October

8th at the Rajah Complex when we will once again be serving up another scrumptious dinner of pasta,

meatballs, hot delicious sauce, fresh baked bread, crisp salad and soft drinks from 3 until 7 p.m., all for the

amazing price of just $9.00 per person. You can eat-in or take-outs will be available.

Don’t delay, please mark your calendars now to join us for round 2 of our famous SPAGHETTI FEASTS

Elsewhere, we will again be helping to park the cars at the Pote’s Picnic on Wednesday, August 3rd, the Pretzel Bowl at Albright

College this fall, the Sportsman’s Raffle in September. Also there are several Provost members who are planning on attending the

M.A.S.A. convention in Virginia Beach, as Ill. Sir Jared Kichline, PP, moves up the line of the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Provost Guard

Association.

Although we are small in number, we do a lot in support of Rajah Shrine, and our Provost members are very proud to stand up

with a lot of others Units and Clubs to show our backing of our officers and the official family.

If you have a desire to join a small, but hard working Unit of Rajah, please consider this your invitation. We meet on the third

Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., in the All-Purpose Room at the Rajah Complex. The door is always open.

Ladies of Rajah Shrine,

10th Annual Jewelry & Fashion Event

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rajah Shrine Complex • 221 Orchard Road, Blandon, PA 19510

Benefits: Philadelphia Shriners Hospital for Children

Donation is $25 per ticket

Lunch is included for attendees • Ticket must be presented at the door for entry

Basket Raffle-Vendor Fair-Door Prizes • Jewelry Raffle Prizes by The Jewelry Source

Fashions by Ruthie’s Fashions

You need not be present to win. All winners will be notified. • Sorry, no jewelry exchanges.

Tickets are available from many Rajah Ladies and Clubs and Units

Please contact Lou Ann Snoke at 484-336-6465

or by email at scuba300@comcast.net with any questions

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Larry Christman

Greetings from your String Band!

We had lots of fun with the crowd at The Parksburg Anniversary In The Park. We handed out kazoos to

the kids along with those that thought they were kids. We were under a tent on the hottest day of the year,

but the crowd was very responsive. All went well, and we had a great time.

We had wonderful weather for the Lititz and Glenside Parades. It was great to be back out on the street

to hear our fans yelling, “We love you Shriners! Keep up the great work!”

Our next gig is MASA Sept 8-11 followed by our fall parade season beginning with Ephrata Fair Parade

on September 21st. Our combination String Band/Concert Band picnic

will be held Sept 26th at the Complex. On Sept 28th is the New Holland

Spectacle of Bands and Roger Truck Show in Lititz is Oct 1st.

Here is continued educational information provided by master musician, Mike Gubish

Major chords are built using intervals of a Major 3rd. Examples: C Major has notes C=1st,

E=3rd, G=5th, F Major F, A, C-G Major G, BD.

To determine notes for a cord, you can make yourself a slide-rule. Use 2 pieces of lined tablet

paper. Write from the top of the page to the bottom, in one vertical (column), on the left edge of

one page, one series of the numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1. Remember to incorporate the

whole and half steps, leave a vertical (column) top of page to bottom, one series of the letters

C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C. Remember this time that E, F, and B, C are a half step apart.

Now align the two pages beside each another. For example, if you align the C on page two, to

the 1 on page one, you have each degree of the C Major scale identified. The C, E, G should

align to 1,3,5. This is a C Major chord and known as a triad. Try another, this time align E flat

to 1. E flat, G, B flat should align to 1,3,5.

Watch for more tips in future articles. Thank you, Mike, for sharing your expertise with us.

As always, there is an open-door invitation for musicians to play in the String Band. If you play

an instrument, come out to a rehearsal on the second Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Complex.

If you need to brush up, we’ll help you get started. Just come with your instrument to rehearsal.

With the support of our Ladies, our purpose is that we might play our instruments so that someday a physically challenged child

may walk and play again.

See you at the parades!

STRING BAND

Mike Gubish with banjo

at a parade.

Bryan Snyder,

President

CONCERT BAND

The Concert Band is preparing

for next year’s Annual Dinner Dance

Concert scheduled for Sunday, May

7th, 2023. We basically have seven

rehearsals available to produce a

new program. Our Bandmaster,

Bruce Rohrbach and our executive

committee have decided to provide

our friends and family members of the

band, the opportunity to play in this

concert. So please spread the word that

the band is promoting a fun program. If you play an instrument,

come join us. Now is the time.

The Concert Band performing at

their recent Pops Concert

We rehearse on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at the Rajah Complex building. For more information, please contact

President Bryan Snyder at bryansnyder@comcast.net for more information and rehearsal schedules.

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Tim Kramer

rolling cigars for the Bethlehem SC

CIGAR NIGHT

“Smoke ‘Em if you got ‘Em” Dinner

The Annual Cigar Night took place on June 3rd at the complex. It was the best attended

Cigar Night ever. 'The original Cigar Night was conceived by Tom Conlon, PP and Ed Frack,

both avid cigar smokers. Tom was in attendance this year. For the last two years the event

has been sponsored by the Shiners. The club’s president, Mike Zerbe, PP was the host for the

evening. The Bethlehem Shrine Club was on hand selling their hand rolled cigars. Masonic

Cigar Lodge No. 1 was there also. Entertainment was provided by the Good Ol’ Boys.

Selling cigars -

Bethlehem SC Pres. Tim McCarty and Garrett Newhartz, club secretary

Ron Rapp, PP & Kraig Leiby, PP

Kevin Leiby doing a solo with the Good Ol' Boys

Members of Cigar Lodge No 1, with Mike Zerbe, PP,

L-R, Ed Stumm - Grand Smoke, Jeff Moyer, Mike Wolfe

Mike Zerbe, PP and President of the

Rajah Shiners hosted the evening.

Brenda and Tom Conlon, PP

Members of the Bethlehem Shrine Club posing with their 'Mobile Cigar Lounge'.

The vehicle is a revamped 1973 international Gerstenslager fire truck.

John Grumbein and Dennis Guignet

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John Grumbein,

Director

ORIENTAL BAND

The Band has not been overly active the past few months. We did, however, participate in the annual

Hospital Crusade with members of Lehigh Shrine Club at the Redner’s store on Lehigh Street in Allentown.

We had an enjoyable time meeting new people and raised some money for the transportation fund also.

After we finished on Saturday, the group went to Ted Werkheiser’s home for lunch and refreshments.

Thank you and Lisa for your generous hospitality!

We are now preparing to go to the MASA convention in Virginia Beach. On Friday, September 9,

our own Dennis Guignet will be taking the reigns as President of the Mid Atlantic Shrine Oriental Band

Association. Also, Illustrious Sir Jared Kichline will be installed as 2nd Vice President of the Association.

We wish these two Nobles the best for the ensuing year in the respective offices.

On a very somber note, the Band would like to offer their condolences to Noble Paul Lizun and Noble

Bill Trusty on the loss of their Ladies Nancy and Janet. Noble Paul is treasurer of Lehigh Shrine Club.

Noble Bill is Past President of Motor Corps. Bill and Janet were instrumental with the formation of the

annual Night at the Races. Both will be sorely missed.

That seems to be all for now. I’ll have a report on MASA in our next issue. Until then, enjoy your summer, be safe, and most of

all, remember the kids in our hospitals.

I am writing this article today with a sad and heavy heart. Nancy Lizun, the wife of Noble Paul Lizun,

passed away from cancer on July 2. They had celebrated 55 years of marriage this past June 17. Please

keep Paul, Nancy, and their family in your prayers.

The Lehigh Shrine Club had its Annual Ladies Nite Bingo at the Complex on May 20. About 30

Nobles, Ladies and guests were present. We all enjoyed a buffet style meal of fruit cup, salad, baked

chicken, roast beef, ziti, and baked apple or cherry crisp for dessert.

We played a lot of Bingo and made sure everyone won a prize. There was a lot of fun and laughter

throughout the evening. We thank Noble Bryan Stoudt for calling the Bingo numbers. Also, many thanks

to our Noble President (for life) Dennis B. Guignet Sr. and his Lady Karen for all their hard work toward

Roger C. Reis making this a very successful (and fun) evening.

Our June meeting was on the 1st and held at the Paddock Restaurant in Allentown. We had 25 Nobles

and Ladies in attendance, including the Potentate and his Lady Joyce. The dinner was a salad and Chicken Cordon Bleu with

potatoes and vegetables. An ice cream dessert topped off a delicious meal.

The program was a talk by Ill. Sir Joseph J. Hagan Sr. about upcoming events with the Rajah Shrine.

Save the date of Wednesday, October 12, for the 2nd Annual Ron Neimeyer Memorial Golf Outing at the Twin Lakes Golf

Course. It is the old Iron Lakes which changed hands in January. The new owner has put several million dollars into improvements

for the golf course, buildings and landscaping. The Hillbillies had an outing there in May and had very positive remarks about the

facility.

Hope to see you all at MASA! Nobles, remember to support and attend your Clubs and Units. Without active membership, we

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

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Lady Barbara

Maxwell

LEHIGH SHRINE CLUB

RAJAH LADIES

The Rajah Ladies, like all units and clubs, have wobbled and bobbled as we strove to get our meetings

restarted. We moved our luncheon day from Monday to Tuesday, but had to settle ultimately for Wednesday

because our host restaurant decided not to open each week until dinner on Tuesdays.

We have resumed our meetings with our latest two being: an inspiring speaker and program on

iamablefoundation.org and a pin/brooch sharing day to which we brought our favorites. I M Able foundation

provides grants, inclusive equipment and programming, and other resources for adaptive athletes.

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 January

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


New Imperial Potentate elected at Shriners

Imperial Session in Minneapolis

Kenneth G. “Kenny” Craven of Summerville, South Carolina, is serving his ninth year

as a member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Children’s®.

He was elected Imperial Potentate, part of the 12-member body that helps govern the

Shriners fraternity, during the Shriners 2022 Imperial Session held July 2–7 in Minneapolis,

Minnesota.

Craven is an experienced member of the automotive industry. He serves on the Board

of Directors of the Charleston Restaurant Association, a nonprofit organization that now

recognizes Shriners Children’s as its official charity. He has an active role in supporting the

Joe Gibbs Game Plan for Life ministry and regularly hosts prayer breakfasts with Coach

Gibbs at Shriners International temples across North America.

Kenneth and his wife, Jennifer, have been together for 22 years. They have one daughter,

Stacey, who served as Queen of the Charleston Daughters of the Nile. He is the proud

grandfather of Ella Grace. Several men in Craven’s family are members of Omar Shriners and the Shriners' Legacy Program. In his

spare time Craven enjoys boating, hunting and, during football season, watching the Washington Commanders and the University

of South Carolina Gamecocks.

Frank Einsel,

GOLF CLUB

Rajah Shrine Golf Club continues in its quest to gain increased membership. Any Mason or Shriner is

more than welcome to participate in one or more of our scheduled functions.

Our second Golf outing was held on May 18, 2022, at Lebanon Valley Golf Club. As in previous years,

we were welcomed with open arms and all who participated had an enjoyable day.

The third of our scheduled outings was held at Green Acres Golf Course on June 16, 2022. This event

was held on a Thursday in an effort to increase participation of our members and friends. Once again, a

fun time was had by all.

The fourth of our outings for this year will be held on July 21, 2022 at Rich Maiden Golf Course. This,

Treasurer too, is one of our most popular settings. Once again, our pricing is $45.00 per person per round and includes

a round of golf with an electric cart and a $10.00 voucher for food to be used after the round.

For August of this year, we have tentatively scheduled our fifth outing at Mountain Valley Golf Course on Thursday August 18,

2022, and pricing will remain the same.

As in the past, we the Officers of Rajah Shrine Golf Club look forward to welcoming current and prospective members at our

outings. If you feel that you might be interested in joining us on a monthly basis please feel free to contact any one of the following

officers: Gilbert F. Darlak at home 610-678-4963; Frank L. Einsel cell 610-223-4709; Arlan J. Werst cell 484-333-5316; and Lamar

G. Hartline cell 610-468-2749.

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Richard Snell,

President

Here we are with the summer half over with some fun trips already over, but at least there are several yet

to come. By the time you read this, several members will have been to Sodus Bay, and we'll look forward

to their stories.

At our last meeting we were discussing some things we can do to get better attendance at our monthly

meetings. We decided each month to have dinner meetings

at different restaurants and include our Ladies. We can keep

the meetings short and hopefully find speakers that you find

interesting. Nobel Lloyd Roberts will be the guest speaker

at the July meeting and appropriately he will share with us

interesting facts about the flag.

Some of you have received phone calls regarding how to

improve our attendance and Secretary John Pavlik will report

on some of the interesting findings. I look forward to your input and introducing

activities that interest the majority of you.

Don’t forget the Sportsman’s raffle and the fact that we man two gates. It would be

nice to have at least eight people so we can spell each other. Ladies are encouraged

to attend the festivities and help us at the gates.

Once again, the 40 inch or better pike alluded me on the fly-in trip to St. Cyr

Royal. I catch a lot of big walleyes but the big pike plays games with me. I have 38s

and 39s but not 40!!!

The plane you see in the picture is a 1958 Beaver used when four of us headed to

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Hope to see you fishing.

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THE CHAPLAIN’S STUDY

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last time away in the mountains or the shore or just having a cookout in the back yard. It’s a time for

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There is a sea or lake in the Bible that we are familiar with called Galilee but it was not a recreation

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Obituaries

ROBERT T. BOYD

QUAKERTOWN

DIED: MAY 30, 2022

WILMER E. DICK

LANCASTER

DIED: APRIL 19, 2020

MICHAEL W. DREHER

ALLENTOWN

DIED: JULY 8, 2022

DAVID J. FROMME

YORK

DIED: MARCH 28, 2022

CHARLES S. GIBSON, JR.

LEHIGHTON

DIED: JUNE 4, 2022

ERNEST E. HECKMAN

WYOMISSING

DIED: JULY 10, 2022

BARRY C. HIMMELBERGER

BERNVILLE

DIED: JUNE 22, 2022

WILLIAM R. LEONARD, SR.,

TELFORD

DIED: JULY 5, 2021

RICHARD E. LUDWICK

POTTSTOWN

DIED: NOVEMBER 12, 2021

CHARLES P. RAMPOLLA

READING

DIED: MAY 27, 2022

KENNETH J. RITTER

COOPERSBURG

DIED: JUNE 15, 2022

HERMAN T. ROSE

BARTO

DIED: JULY 6, 2021

DONALD E. ROSS

ALLENTOWN

DIED: JUNE 19, 2022

CHARLES A. SHERRER, SR.

GLENMOORE

DIED: MARCH 4, 2021

REX W. SMITH,

READING

DIED: JUNE 10, 2022

DONALD E. WILGIS

DOWNINGTOWN

DIED: APRIL 25, 2022

Lost

In

The

Desert

The last known address in our

records is listed below. If anyone

knows the whereabouts of the

following Nobles, please contact

Les A. Werley, Recorder, or

Anne-Marie at the Administration

Office, 610-916-9000.

J. EUGENE ASTHEIMER

P.O. BOX 498

FREDERICK PA 19435-0498

MICHAEL A. SCHAEFFER

219 W. MAIN STREET 2A

FLEETWOOD PA 19522

CHARLES P. SMITH

273 TRIPLE CREEK TRL

MOCKSVILLE NC 27028

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Rajah Shrine

P.O. Box 40 , Blandon, PA 19510

Vol 80 Aug.-Sept. 2022 No. 5

Rajah

Bulletin

Board

AUGUST 2022

Pote’s Trip

September 29

- October 2

Pote’s Picnic

August 3

MASA

September 8 – 10

Sportsmen’s

Raffle

September 18

Calendar Day

October 9

Jewelry Raffle

& Fashion Show

October 22

SEPTEMBER 2022

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