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THE MEDINAH SCIMITAR  

  October, November, December 2013

  

Volume 8, No. 5

 

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The Potentate's Message 

What a great time at Great Lakes in Mason, OH.  I thank everyone who joined us there.  Special thanks to George Stimac for all he did to make sure our stay was an enjoyable one.  Medinah is proud to have Joe Consolo as President of the Great Lakes Shrine Clown Unit  Association.  Dave Swan from Motor Corps is President of the Great Lakes Association of Shrine Motor Corps.   We had a great day for a parade and the Units did fantastic competition day.  The Black Horse Troop, Flying Carpets, Highlanders and Motor Corps all brought home trophies and made us all proud.  Black Horse won first place in Parade!  Flying Carpets took numerous trophies,  Highlanders took 2nd place as Pipe Band; John Griffin, 1st place, grade 1, snare drum; John Thompson and Jim Ferguson tied for 2nd place, grade 2, snare; Bob Stoops took 2nd place, bass drum; and John Ludwig took 3rd place, grade 3 piper.  Motor Corps took all in their division.

            I want to thank my Aides for all their hard work and time spent in the Hospitality Suite accommodating all of us.  We did not lack for anything.  They did such a fantastic job!!  I think we all had fun at the Motor Corps Jamaica party/Debbie Jo pajama party.  Thank you all for a fun convention!!

            Fall is here, the holidays are right around the corner and there are still many activities to go.  We have Oktoberfest this Friday, September 20th which is always a fun evening with lots of good food and entertainment...kommen Sie zu uns.  (Come join us!) 

            Bears Sundays at the Oasis is underway!  Bears are two for two and going strong!!  C'mon out and cheer them on.  The next game is Sunday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm.   Our football Sunday's menu will be available.  The Oasis is open for Bears games whether on Mondays or Thursdays or Sundays.  Gooooo, Bears!!

            September 29th is the Morris Parade.  Our Imperial Potentate requested this parade and we are so proud and honored to accommodate his request.  Morris Corn Festival Parade is a great time for the whole family.  Let's have a great crowd to give our Imperial Sir, John Cinotto, a warm Medinah welcome! 

            The Motor Corps Halloween party is always a great time on the 26th of October and the next day Sherrill and I will be leaving for Jamaica with the rest of our group on the Pote's trip.  I am really looking forward to sun and fun in Jamaica.

            We have another Rusty Nail degree on October 30th.  Watch for flyers on that.  November8th is Medinah's main fundraiser, the 600 Club - still time to sell those tickets.  Please take a few and let's get them sold.  We need your help!! 

            Our Fall Ceremonial is coming up on November 16th, honoring Past Potentate Kenny J. Frank.  Get your candidates in for this.  Ladies are included.  Sherrill is planning a nice morning for all the ladies.  How many more days until Christmas?  Our Medinah Childrens' Holiday Party is December 14th.  There are some changes this year, so join us and have a great day with your family. 

            Again I urge you all to use your membership.  Don't become a number.  If you want people to remember your name and recognize your face, we need to see you.  Don't miss out on the good times and the fun for your whole family.  Don't miss the chance to make new friendships, and enjoy the camaraderie that a fraternity like ours has to offer.  We have a great facility to show off to our friends and great food from our catering staff.  Medinah needs you and your support.  The kids in our Hospitals need you.  DON'T BE A NUMBER.  Come out, make your presence known.  Get involved.  Make the effort.  Everything we do takes effort.  It takes work.  It takes commitment.  Be committed to our future.    

 

Yours in the Faith, 

Don Marquardt, Potentate

 

 

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 Recorder's Message   

 

Audits are Coming

This year there will be 2 Audit Classes for Treasurers & Audit Chairman

The First is Tuesday October 22nd at 7 p.m. Medinah Shrine Center.

The Second is Saturday November 9th at 9 a.m. Medinah Shrine Center. Coffee, juice & rolls will be available.

Each Unit, Committee & Club must have a representative attend. This requirement is by order of Illustrious Sir Donald R. Marquardt.

Please schedule your attendance with the office.

 

Job Openings

A little over a month ago, a noble asked us to post some job openings for his company. He reported back that the response was over whelming and a big success. This not only benefited his company but our own nobility. I like happy endings, don't you? I don't want it to stop. Should you have direct knowledge of positions that are open at your company or someone close to you, let us know. In some cases we might send out a Constant Contact or if the response is greater, it might call for a new page on your website. It's up to you to let us know. Just email us with as much information as possible. Let's keep our membership employed. It's good for all.

 

Thanks for listening.  

  

Scott W. Sonnenberg

Recorder

  

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MEDINAH RED FEZ SHOPPE

Open during Medinah Office hours too!

Red Fez

Operated by the Red Fez Committee 

A SERVICE OF MEDINAH FOR ITS MEMBERS

All of your Shrine, Masonic and Rites needs in one location.

We will work with your lodge, club, unit or committee
Hats - Shirts - Ties - Jewelry - Gift items - and much, much more.

Contact Sam Spector, or stop in and ask the office staff.

 

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THE MEDINAH ATHLETIC COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE AL DAILY MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING IN AUGUST.  MORE THAN 70 GOLFERS ENJOYED A MARVELOUS DAY! WITH YOUR SUPPORT AND THAT OF ALL OF THE NOBLES WHO WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE THE OUTING A SUCCESS, WE ARE PLEASED TO ADVISE THAT THE DONATION TO THE HOSPITAL THIS YEAR WILL BE CLOSE TO THE 2012 AMOUNT!!

WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT ALL YOUR HELP. THANKS AGAIN. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.

 

 

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Oct 12th - NEXGEN SHRINE CLUB OV

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OCT 19TH -  FIRE UNIT OV

Welcome Illustrious Sir, Donald R. Marquardt and his Lady Sherrill

DuPage Airport, Rte. 64 and Powis Rd., St. Charles, IL  Noon to 4 PM.

Hula Dancers, Hawaiian Feast, Live Band, Open Bar, Games, and more!!

Adults - $45.00, kids under 17 FREE

RSVP by October 17.  More info:  (708) 698-0701

  

 

 

 

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OCTOBER 26th - MOTOR CORPS HALLOWEEN PARTY

 
 
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Oct. 27th thru Nov. 3rd - Potentate's Trip

Come join Don and Sherrill on the Potentate's Trip to Jamaica.

8 Day 7 Nights at Beautiful Montego Bay all for only $1975.00

per person All inclusive resort package. Adults only! 18 or over.

This will be a trip that everyone will be talking about. Deadline

for full payment is July 26th, so please hurry and get your 

reservation in NOW.

Please open the flyer below for the information and reservation 

form. Contact Sun Travel for more details 630-238-0300. 

  

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SPECIAL REMINDER

NOVEMBER 8th - 21st Annual 600 Club Fundraiser 

MEDINAH SHRINERS ANNOUNCE AN OPPORTUNITY Man with moneyFOR YOU TO WIN $50,000.00!  All of this for you at this year's 21st Annual 600 Club fundraiser will be held at our Medinah Shrine Center on Friday, November 8th.

Twenty-Four lucky winners.  A maximum of 2,000 tickets @ $100 each will be sold. This provides better odds than winning at our state's Lottery!  Each ticket allows two people to attend. WINNERS NEED NOT BE PRESENT. Proceeds go to assist in covering some of the expenses incurred by Medinah, such as the Summer Picnic and the Children's Christmas Party, which so many of our family members enjoy.

1st Prize $50,000, 2 Prizes of $10,000, 2 Prizes of $5,000,

4 Prizes of $1,000, 15 Prizes of $500.  Doors open at 7:00 PM; Open bar and sandwiches 7:30 PM -10:30.  Drawing at approx. 8:30 PM. 

  

 

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NOVEMBER 16TH - MEDINAH STATED MEETING &

FALL CEREMONIAL

 

 

 

 

 

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NOVEMBER 24TH - ROUNDY JEWEL BRUNCH

 

 

 

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DECEMBER 14TH - CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Open to Medinah members and family only.

Surprises, entertainment, hot dogs, pop, and treats

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available between 10 am and 2 pm for pictures with your little "holiday angels"!!

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY NOVEMBER 30, TO ENSURE EACH CHILD RECEIVES A GIFT!!

Medinah Shrine Center - Doors open at 10 am 

SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR RESEVATION 

  

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 15TH - WEST SUBURBAN SHRINE CLUB

                    CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE GROTTO  

Brunch starts at 10:00 am which includes the following:

Seafood Entrees, Hot Buffet with Breakfast and Lunch items,

Omelet Station, Pasta Station, Carving Station 

with Prime Rib and Ham, Assorted Cold Salads, 

Assorted Breads, Pastries, and Desserts of all kinds, Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks. Plus a Ladies gift, all for only $35.00. This is hard to pass up.

Underground Parking with elevator to Grotto.  Cash Bar

The Grotto Oak Brook, 3011 Butterfield Rd., Oak Brook, Il

Casual (NO JEANS) No fez. Send checks Payable to WSSC

to Cal Tazelaar 659 S. Mecosta Ln. Romeoville, Il 60446

Questions Call David Huffman 847-217-0220 See Attached flyer:

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 DECEMBER 21 - MEDINAH PATROL OV - The "Snow Ball"

 

Medinah Shrine Center is the venue for our OV!  6:30 p.m. social

7:30 p.m. family style dinner w/ham & beef, Cookie/Dessert Exchange 

- bring one to share. Wine with dinner, cash bar $45 per person

 Dress: holiday festive, no fez. Bring a "Charlie Brown" gift and be eligible 

 to take one from the famous Patrol grab bag. 

 Please specify "man" or "woman" on package. $10.00 gift minimum please.

 Make check payable to Medinah Patrol.

 Mail to: Medinah Patrol, 550 N. Shriners Drive, Addison, IL 60101

 Contact: Mark Ertler at 773-586-6442 or e-mail medinahpatrol@sbcglobal.net.

 

  Please note this event replaces the November 9th and December 20th events listed in the Medinah      calendar.  There are no Patrol functions on those dates.

 

           

 

  

 

 

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DECEMBER 28TH -  KICK THE POTENTATE OUT PARTY

WATCH FOR DETAILS

 



 

 

                                                                                  

  

July 14th Illinois Shrine bowl

Click on flyer below for more info.

http://ilshrinegame.com/

               

  

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

JAN 17TH MEDINAH ANNUAL MEETING AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

JAN 19TH SHRINE CLUB INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

JAN 25TH LAKE COUNTY SC OV

JAN 26TH NWSSC OV

FEB 1ST ME AND MY SHADOW DANCE

FEB 2ND GROUND HOG DAY PARTY

  

 

 

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NOBLES VISITED BY THE "BLACK CAMEL," WITH DATE OF PASSING.

May they rest in peace with the Supreme Architect of the Universe 

 

 Clifford N. Berglund                    07/13/2013

 Robert J. Tuscher                       07/31/2013

 Gerald E. Wrzeszcz                    08/13/2013

 Mike Fields                               08/17/2013

 George D. Kladis                       08/31/2013

 Aloysious J. Richards                 09/08/2013

 Robert C. Carlborg                     09/18/2013

  

 

 

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 NOBLES:

Deadline for the December 2013, January, February 2014. Newsletter is September 1st.

WE HAVE INSTITUTED A NEW POLICY FROM NOW ON. INFORMATION SUBMITTED AFTER THE DEADLINE, WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED. THIS IS A FIRM COMMITTMENT BY YOUR EDITORS, SUPPORTED BY THE POTENTATE.

Please send info in on time to: Calvin Tazelaar, tazelaar597@att.net  

and Bill Andersen, redfezzer@wowway.com

 

Any event that is printed in this Newsletter is the sole responsibility of the  party who sent in the information.  Unless specifically stated, all profits will go to the sponsor of the event. No proceeds will go to Shriners Hospital, unless so noted. 

 

Just a reminder, if you want any information about what is happening at Medinah, or its Units, Shrine Clubs, or Committees, before you

call Medinah, please go to medinah.org 

for all information.

 

 

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