THE MEDINAH SCIMITAR
October, November, December
Volume 9, No. 5
With the wet and cool Summer behind us, we all
look forward to a long Fall. Medinah has had a busy summer with numerous official
visits, golf outings, the family picnic at Brookfield Zoo, the Imperial Convention in
Minneapolis and last but not least GLSA which was held in downstate Illinois. Our
clubs and units have out done themselves this year at GLSA. I'm very proud to
announce the following awards:
1. Band Competition - 1st Place
2. Jeff McIlrath - First Place Solo Pipe
3. John Ludwig - Second Place Solo Pipe Competition
4. Jonathan Cole - Third Place Solo Pipe Competition
5. John Griffin - First Place Solo Snare
6. John Thompson - Second Place Solo Snare Competition
7. Jim Ferguson - Third Place Solo Snare Competition
1. Marching Drill Competition - 1st Place
2. Parade Competition - 2nd Place
3. Patrolman Todd Reid was elected the 1st Vice President of the Great Lakes Shrine
Medinah Flying Carpets
1. Inspection - 1st Place
2. Drill Competition - 1st Place
3. Obstacle Course - 1st Place
1. Rupert "Cy-Lo" Solis - 1st Place in Auguste Make-up
2. Cesar "Pinky" Torres - 2nd Place in Auguste Make-up
3. Rupert "Cy-Lo" Solis - 2nd Place in One Man Paradability
4. The Medinah Clown Unit took 3rd Place in Unit Parade / Execution
5. The Medinah Clown Unit took 2nd Place in Unit Parade / Appearance
6. John "Nuttin" Forden was awarded the Bob "Hambone" Hamilton
Unsung Hero Award.
Medinah Black Horse Troop
1. Drill Competition - 2nd Place
2. Parade Competition - 2nd Place
3. Member John Novak was elected 2nd Vice President of the Great Lakes Shrine Horse
Medinah Motor Corp
1. Inspection (Class 4 -1200 cc's & Over, all matched vehicles) - 1st Place
2. Drill (Class 4) - 1st Place
3. Team Obstacle (Class 4) - 1st Place (Peto/Shaffer)
4. Team Slow Ride (Class 4) - 1st Place (Peto/Temesvary)
5. Two Wheel Individual Slow Ride - 1st Place (Peto)
6. Russell B. Teague Trophy (Overall Two Wheel) - Best in Parade
7. High Point Trophy (Overall Two Wheel)
8. The new David Swan "Sportsmanship" Trophy was presented to both Bruce
"BJ" James and Lady Susan Alfirevic of Medinah for all their efforts in the
support of GLASMC in 2014
As you can see Mighty Medinah is a formidable
force in drill, parade and competitions. Please thank all of the Nobles above when
you see them, for their terrific performances and hard work!
We still have a lot of 2014 remaining including
the Hobo Ball, the Pote's Trip, the 50K Giveaway, the Fall Ceremonial and the Children's
Holiday Party. Please come out and enjoy your fellow Nobles company as well as
supporting all of Medinah.
Yours in the Faith,
Fred J. Martin
at the Shrine Center
External Defibrillators (AED) are now at the Shrine Center. There are now two in the
building. One is located in the rotunda by the main entrance just past the coat room. The
second one is in the member's hallway right by the doors (across from the Music Room) that
lead into the Pyramid Room of the Oasis. All the boxes that house the new AEDs have an
alarm that will sound when the door has been opened. These will be accessible at all
times. They are very easy to operate and are so automated that anyone can operate one.
Also, keep on the watch for the next CPR-AED class at the center. The last class was
sponsored by the Medinah Fire Unit with Chief Rick Gallas as the lead class instructor. It
was an excellent class and covered everything you will need to know. He says there are
more classes coming. Let's face it, with our aging Shriner population, more nobles need to
learn CPR and how to operate our new AEDs. This could be your chance to know how to help a
noble in need.
Ceremonial on Saturday, October 18, 2014 is
you around the center,
$50K GIVEAWAY Tickets - Purchase Them at http://medinahshriners50kgiveaway.com
Chief Rabban has been given permission to make the Medinah Masonic Business Directory
again for 2015.
you remember, a directory was made in 2010 and was very successful.
helped find a trustworthy person/business to help you get things done.
that you know, please ask them to advertise in this directory. Many of our brothers own
their own businesses so bring this information to your lodges.
need your help to make this a great Masonic Business Directory. Tell the advertisers this
directory will reach over 3300 members of Medinah Shriners.
size of the booklet is 8 1/2" high by 5 1/2" wide
cost for a full page ad is $150.00
page is $ 75.00
page is $25.00
Eighth Page is $20.00
Listing Only (no artwork) is $15.00
no Masonic emblems can appear in the advertising.
can print the sell sheet from the home page of www.medinah.org
every Noble gets one ad for this book, it will be great to have for years to come.
contact Cal Tazelaar with any questions you may have.
your AD CONTRACT with money to Jim in the Recorder's Office.
RED FEZ SHOPPE
Medinah Office hours too!
by the Red Fez Committee
SERVICE OF MEDINAH FOR ITS MEMBERS
of your Shrine, Masonic and Rites needs in one location.
will work with your lodge, club, unit or committee
Hats - Shirts - Ties - Jewelry - Gift items - and much, much more.
Sam Spector, or stop in and ask the office staff.
FIRE UNIT, MAINE & MINI-CHOPPERS
SHRINE CLUBS OV
Come out and enjoy the 50;s
and 60's with us. Food, Drink, and Music from
by. Live D.J., Hula hoops, dress in your best 50's & 60's outfits.
can eat Drive-in food, AND A WHOLE LOT MORE.
the Scottish Rite from 6 PM till 11 PM. cost is only $37.50 per person.
Warren Shute 847-707-7999 or Rick Gallas 815-790-5791.
18TH FALL CEREMONIAL
25TH - MOTOR
CORPS "HALLOWEEN PARTY"
have never been to a Motor Corp Halloween Party you
missed one of the best parties ever! The cost is only $45.00 before Oct 1st. $50 after.
Limited tickets so
reservations early. Party includes, Buffet, unlimited BEER, WINE, and 1 SCARY DRINK. Make
Ck. payable to Medinah Motor Corps., and mail to Medinah. Call Chris Goldin
630-567-9337 for info.
26 THRU NOVEMBER 2, 2014
Potentates trip to Secrets Silversands Riviera Maya Mexico.
Non-stop transfers to and
from resort. Pool side rooms, all Suite rooms,
or Two double Beds, with Jacuzzi in room. Many many extras.
The Price includes Unlimited Meals,
snacks, top shelf spirits.
24 hr room service, Nine
gourmet restaurants, Live shows, parties,
8 swimming pools, tennis,
water sports. Adults Only. Complimentary Greens
free calling to U.S. and free Wi-Fi. all this for the all inclusive Price of
COUPLE. Thats right for both of you. Deposit required, full payment by August 25,2014.
Cheryl at Carriage Travel
See Flyer below:
9TH - NWGSC OV
$50K GIVEAWAY 22th Annual Drawing
of this for you at this year's 22th Annual fundraiser will be held at our Medinah
Shrine Center on Friday, November 14th. Get your tickets early for the early bird drwaing
on Oct 10th. You could win $500 or $100 and be in for the big one in November.
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.
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.
Prize $50,000, 2 Prizes of $10,000, 2 Prizes of $5,000,
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.
YOU CAN ORDER ON LINE AT
15TH - MEDINAH MILITARY UNIT OV
WE NEED YOU
A SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS
Come get acquainted with the rest of Medinahs Vets. Social 5:30 pm -
Dinner 6:30 pm Italian buffet. Big band sounds with 16 piece Glenn Miller type
band 7:30 till 9:00pm. $36.00 per person. Send payment to Medinah or pay
Lots more to do. Please see flyer below:
13TH - KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY
16TH - MEDINAH ANNUAL MEETING AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
JANUARY 16, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Medinah Nobles, you are invited and requested to attend MEDINAH'S ANNUAL MEETING, ELECTION
AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS on January 16, 2015. The meeting will be held at Medinah
Shrine Center, 550 N. Shriners Drive, Addison, IL 60101, at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of
electing Temple Officers and Representatives to the Imperial Council for 2015 and for
transacting all business.
meeting is STAG.
Bring your 2015 dues card. If you haven't received your new card, membership is verified
at the door. You may pay for your 2015 dues that evening at the door. Wear your
Fez! Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
Saturday - Saturday - Saturday - Saturday
ORIENTATION AND SHRINE CLUB OFFICERS INSTALLATION
members of Medinah and their families are invited to this gala event.
don't want to miss this one. We are going to honor all of the Officers of the Shrine
Clubs, especially the Presidents, with something spectacular!
is $15.00 per person. Reservations are a must.
must attend or you will not be sworn in as an Officer. You will have to
make special arrangements with the 2015 Potentate to be sworn in. The 2015
Potentate wants to have all Presidents' pictures taken and he also wants to talk to all
Presidents after the meeting, so please attend.
a jacket & tie for your Officer picture.
11:30 am. Lunch will be served at Noon.
following lunch. Cash Bar.
and checks to: Medinah, 550 Shriners Dr., Addison, IL 60101
BLACK HORSE TROOP - WE WANT YOU!
the renowned Medinah Black Horse Troop. We have been a prominent unit of the Medinah
Shrine for 64 years. We have participated in the Rose Bowl Parade and two
Presidential Inauguration Parades. We have won numerous 1st place trophies for both
parade and drill competitions over the years.
do not have to own a horse or know how to ride to become a member of the Medinah
Black Horse Troop. You can choose to participate as a Rider or as a Lancer, a
non-riding member. We are a family-oriented organization with many social
RIDE SO CHILDREN CAN WALK
meet on Mondays at 7:30pm, and you are welcome to come out and watch or ride a horse if
you are comfortable. For more information please
St. Charles Rd.
Stream, IL 60188
for the December
2014, January, February 2015. Newsletter is Nov1st.
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SUPPORTED BY THE POTENTATE.
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reminder, if you want any information about what is happening at Medinah, or its
Units, Shrine Clubs, or Committees, before you
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