THE MEDINAH SCIMITAR
October, November, December 2013
Volume 8, No. 5
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.
in the Faith,
year there will be 2 Audit Classes for Treasurers & Audit Chairman
First is Tuesday October 22nd at 7 p.m. Medinah Shrine Center.
Second is Saturday November 9th at 9 a.m. Medinah Shrine Center. Coffee, juice & rolls
will be available.
Unit, Committee & Club must have a representative attend. This requirement is by order
of Illustrious Sir Donald R. Marquardt.
schedule your attendance with the office.
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.
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.
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!!
COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT ALL YOUR HELP. THANKS AGAIN. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.
12th - NEXGEN SHRINE CLUB OV
Illustrious Sir, Donald R. Marquardt and his Lady Sherrill
Airport, Rte. 64 and Powis Rd., St. Charles, IL Noon to 4 PM.
Dancers, Hawaiian Feast, Live Band, Open Bar, Games, and more!!
- $45.00, kids under 17 FREE
October 17. More info: (708) 698-0701
26th - MOTOR CORPS HALLOWEEN PARTY
27th thru Nov. 3rd - Potentate's Trip
join Don and Sherrill on the Potentate's Trip to Jamaica.
Day 7 Nights at Beautiful Montego Bay all for only $1975.00
person All inclusive resort package. Adults only! 18 or over.
will be a trip that everyone will be talking about. Deadline
full payment is July 26th, so please hurry and get your
open the flyer below for the information and reservation
Contact Sun Travel for more details 630-238-0300.
- 21st Annual 600 Club Fundraiser
SHRINERS ANNOUNCE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR
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.
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.
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.
16TH - MEDINAH STATED MEETING &
24TH - ROUNDY JEWEL BRUNCH
14TH - CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
to Medinah members and family only.
entertainment, hot dogs, pop, and treats
and Mrs. Claus will be available between 10 am and 2 pm for pictures with your little
ARE REQUIRED BY NOVEMBER 30, TO ENSURE EACH CHILD RECEIVES A GIFT!!
Shrine Center - Doors open at 10 am
ATTACHED FLYER FOR RESEVATION
15TH - WEST SUBURBAN SHRINE CLUB
CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE GROTTO
starts at 10:00 am which includes the following:
Hot Buffet with Breakfast and Lunch items,
Station, Pasta Station, Carving Station
Prime Rib and Ham, Assorted Cold Salads,
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
Parking with elevator to Grotto. Cash Bar
Grotto Oak Brook, 3011 Butterfield Rd., Oak Brook, Il
(NO JEANS) No fez. Send checks Payable to WSSC
Tazelaar 659 S. Mecosta Ln. Romeoville, Il 60446
Call David Huffman 847-217-0220 See Attached flyer:
21 - MEDINAH PATROL OV - The "Snow Ball"
Shrine Center is the venue for our OV! 6:30 p.m. social
p.m. family style dinner w/ham & beef, Cookie/Dessert Exchange
one to share. Wine with dinner, cash bar $45 per person
holiday festive, no fez. Bring a "Charlie Brown" gift and be eligible
take one from the famous Patrol grab bag.
specify "man" or "woman" on package. $10.00 gift minimum please.
check payable to Medinah Patrol.
to: Medinah Patrol, 550 N. Shriners Drive, Addison, IL 60101
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.
28TH - KICK THE POTENTATE OUT PARTY
17TH MEDINAH ANNUAL MEETING AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
19TH SHRINE CLUB INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
25TH LAKE COUNTY SC OV
1ST ME AND MY SHADOW DANCE
2ND GROUND HOG DAY PARTY
VISITED BY THE "BLACK CAMEL," WITH DATE OF PASSING.
they rest in peace with the Supreme Architect of the Universe
J. Richards 09/08/2013
for the December 2013, January, February 2014.
Newsletter is September 1st.
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.
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
a reminder, if you want any information about what is happening at Medinah, or its
Units, Shrine Clubs, or Committees, before you