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THE MEDINAH SCIMITAR

 October, November, December 2015

  Volume 10, No. 5

 

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POTENTATE'S MESSAGE

 

Dear Medinah Nobles and Ladies:

 

Exciting times at Medinah!

 

We literally had a "hot" time at GLSA in Petersburg, OH.  There was a fire in a mattress storage room at our hotel, and we were forced to vacate 

the premises for some three hours.  

Thankfully, no one was injured.  Then, Debbie Jo Kissane observed some thieves on the property who had just held up the local Walmart. 

 She called the police, 

and the bad guys were apprehended.  Never a dull moment for Shriners.

 

GLSA featured informative meetings, a great parade, plus lots of fun, food and fellowship.

 

As usual, competing Medinah units made us proud:

  • Black Horse Troop - 1st in parade, 2nd in drill
  • Clowns - 3rd in parade appearance, 2nd in parade execution
  • Flying Carpets - 1st in Class 8 drill and inspection; high points for all four wheel units
  • Highlanders - 1st in Grade 1 snare drum, Grade 2 snare drum, Grade 3 piper, bass drum and tenor drum
  • Motor Corps - 1st in Class 4 drill and inspection; fastest two wheel obstacle team;  fastest two wheel individual, best slow ride team; 
  • High Point trophy, and Parade Traveling trophy
  • Patrol Segways - 1st in Class 10 drill, inspection, team slow ride, individual slow ride, and obstacle course
  • West Suburban Shrine Club - 1st in Class 6 drill and inspection

 

Congratulations, and thanks, to all who participated.

 

Simply stated, our first annual Sportsman's Raffle was a HUGH success!  The weather was ideal, the planning was impeccable, 

the attendance was excellent, the food and drink were great, 

and prizes were aplenty. My thanks to all who helped - the committee, our Medinah staff, and of course, 

all the volunteers who helped make the event run so smoothly.  

Mark your calendars for next year - August 27, 2016.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • October 12th - Potentate's trip. Sold out, a good time will be had by all.
  • 50K Giveaway on November 6 - Please get behind this major fundraiser.  Buy tickets, sell tickets and come out for a great evening of excitement.
  • The Masonic Unity Dinner on November 13, presents a unique honor for Medinah.  Our honored guests will be Imperial Potentate Jerry G. Gantt 
  • and Illinois' Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master Anthony R. Cracco.  Don't miss the opportunity to share in this wonderful evening. 
  •  Reservations on the Medinah website.
  • On November 14, we host our Fall Ceremonial to welcome new Nobles and their ladies to Medinah.  Please get your petitions in,
  • and let's make this last ceremonial of 2015 a successful one.
  • Medinah Holiday Kids' Party on December 12.  "Nuff said.
  • New Year's Eve party on December 31.

 

Regarding my health, I am stable, feeling fine, and my meds are working.  Once again, my sincere appreciation for all of your kind thoughts,

 concern and prayers on my behalf.

 

Our TEAM has everything it takes to achieve a great year.  Let's KEEP things moving - together!

 

 

Yours in the Faith,

 

R. Michael Keltner

Potentate

Medinah Shriners

 

 

 

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Recorder's Message

THANK YOU ALL

 

Well Nobles, the first Annual Sportsman's Raffle Extravaganza is over. The accounting at this moment is yet to be completed 

but let's just say we'll be in the black. Most everything went smoothly. There will be a recap meeting to tweak things for

 next year but all in all I would say it was a successful day.

It was good to see so many of the nobles and their ladies involved with big smiles on their faces. I'm sure seeing smiling

 faces made our guests feel good about being here. THANK YOU ALL.

 

 

 

 

IMPERIAL PER CAPITA DUES INCREASE

 

Nobles, be advised that at the Imperial Session the Representatives voted on an increase to the Per Capita. The amount of the increase was $15. 

This will make the Per Capita $30 annually. This will increase the regular Medinah Dues to $102 for 2016 and beyond. Breakdown is as follows:

 Medinah dues is $67, Hospital dues is $5 and Per Capita dues is (now) $30.

 

You can avoid the increase if you purchase a Per Capita Life Membership before the end of 2015. The cost is $15 times 30 which is $450.

 By purchasing a Per Capita Life Membership now, it will reduce the regular membership to $72 per year for 2016 and beyond.

 

See you around the center (with your lady),


 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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OCTOBER 3RD AND 4TH GOLF GETAWAY 

A WEEKEND GETAWAY AT SWAN LAKE RESORT IN PLYMOUTH, INDIANA

The cost is $230.00 for member, $255.00 for non-member.

What you get is golf for 2 days, Sat night dinner, and prizes.

Please send payment to Larry Jones P.O. Box 39 Wadsworth, IL 60083

See flyer below for form to send in.



 

 

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OCTOBER 4TH - NORTHWEST GLENBROOK SC OV

WE WILL BE HAVING HARRINGTON'S CORNED BEEF, AT THE MOOSE LODGE IN RIVER GROVE.

                                    

 

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OCTOBER 10th - NEXGEN OV

  HAVING A STAG EVENT TO BE HELD AT EL HAJJ 1245 FOREST AV. UNIT #5. SATURDAY OCTOBER 10TH 7:00 PM. 

CALL MIGUEL TORRES FOR THE PARTICULARS 773-680-9972

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October 16th - Fight Night.

Medinah presents 8-10 bouts of Golden Glove boxing.  Limited VIP seating: $50.00 per person; 

Open seating: $20.00 per person

Medinah Shrine Center. Food and Single Malt Scotch will be available.

Contact Mike Cosentino @ 773 206-1603. See Flyer below:

 

 

 

 

 

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OCTOBER 21ST WEST SUBURBAN SHRINE CLUB IS HAVING A GREAT BOHEMIAN DINNER

 AT BOHEMIAN CHRYSTAL IN WESTMONT. 

COME OUT FOR AN ALL YOU CAN EAT DINNER CONSISTING OF BREADED PORK TENDERLOIN 

AND ROAST PORK, WITH ALL THE

TRIMMINGS INCLUDED. CASH BAR. ONLY $20.00 PER PERSON WHEN YOU SEND YOUR CHECK TO ME.

 $25.00 AT THE DOOR.

WE NEED TO HAVE THE RESERVATIONS IN BY OCTOBER 16TH. SEND CHECK TO:

CAL TAZELAAR 659 S. MECOSTA LN

ROMEOVILLE IL, 60446 OR CALL 815-267-3553

See flyer below:



 

 

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NOVEMBER 6th -

MEDINAH $50K GIVEAWAY 23th Annual Drawing 

All of this for you at this year's 23th Annual fundraiser will be held at our Medinah Shrine Center on Friday, November 6th. 

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. 9:30 PM. 

  YOU CAN ORDER ON LINE AT MEDINAH.ORG

 



 

 

 

                                       

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         SHRINERS HOSPITAL IS CELEBRATING 50 YEARS 

                  OF TURNING PATIENTS INTO CHILDREN

     THE PLACE TO BE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015

     CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER PRESTON BRADLEY HALL

     78 E. WASHINGTON ST. CHICAGO, ILL 60602. TIME 6 TO 10 pm  DINNER OPTIONS

          WILL BE PREPARED BY A TEAM OF PREMIER CHEFS. COST $90.00 INCLUDES VALET

          BLACK TIE OPTIONAL. TABLES ARE LIMITED SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY.

         TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND HOTEL RESERVATION VISIT GO TO WEB SITE

          www.shc-chi-90-gala.org   

 

 

NOVEMBER 14th - FALL CEREMONIAL

 

                           

 

 

NOVEMBER 21st - 

                  Lake County Shrine Club is having a Wine and Beer Tasting

  

   Cost is $10.00 per person; you get wine tasting & beer samples, finger foods.

   You also receive the wine glass you use. Must be 21 or older. 6 PM 'til 9 PM

   Venue is the WINE KNOWS. 1130 Washington St., Grayslake IL, 60030

   Please see Flyer below:


 


 

 

 

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DECEMBER 12th - MEDINAH CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY PARTY



 

 

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DECEMBER 18TH.                                                MEDINAH PATROL SNOWBALL OV 

                                      THE OFFICIAL VISIT OF ILLUSTRIOUS SIR R. MICHAEL KELTNER AND HIS LADY PAT

                                       SOCIAL HOUR 6:30 pm 7:30 pm FAMILY STYLE DINNER. WINE WITH DINNER,

                                       CASH BAR. DRESS HOLIDAY FESTIVE, NO FEZ. PATROL ENTERTAINMENT.

                                       RESERVATIONS BY DEC 7th. respond to Major Ken Shields 847-732-7760

                                                                                See flyer below:



 

 

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December 20th West Suburban Shrine club is having the best Christmas party ever.

Come to Claim Jumper Restaurant for a really deluxe buffet. 

IF YOU WANT TO SIT AT A TABLE BE THE FIRST 45 RESERVATIONS SENT TO ME.

After that you will be put in booths. Please send your check to Cal Tazelaar before Dec 5th

See Flyer below:



 

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                                                          MEDINAH ANNUAL MEETING AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

                                                                    NOTICE             NOTICE             NOTICE           NOTICE

 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 2016 - 7:30 PM

  

All Medinah Nobles, you are invited and requested to attend 

MEDINAH'S ANNUAL MEETING, ELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS 

on January 15, 2016. 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 2016 and for transacting all business.

This meeting is STAG.


Bring your 2016 dues card. If you haven't received your new card, membership is verified at the door. 

You may pay for your 2016 dues that evening at the door.  Wear your Fez!  

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 JANUARY 16, 2016  

  MEDINAH ORIENTATION AND SHRINE CLUB OFFICERS INSTALLATION

          

All members of Medinah and their families are invited to this gala event.

 

You 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!

Cost is $15.00 per person.  Reservations are a must.

 

You must attend or you will not be sworn in as an Officer. You will have to make special arrangements 

with the 2016 Potentate to be sworn in. The 2016 Potentate wants to have all Presidents and 

Ass't Shrine Club Directors pictures taken and he also wants to talk to all Presidents 

after the meeting, so please attend.

 

Wear a jacket & tie for your Officer picture.

 

 Cocktails 11:30 am. Lunch will be served at Noon.

 Installation following lunch. Cash Bar. 

 

 Reservations and checks to: Medinah, 550 Shriners Dr., Addison, IL 60101

 

 WEAR YOUR FEZ!!

 

 

 

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                       ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS

      THE AL DAILY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BENEFIT GOLF      

      OUTING HAS BEEN MOVED TO A DIFFERENT MONTH. 

      THE OUTING WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY MAY 13,    

      2016. THAT'S RIGHT, A FRIDAY.

      WE LISTENED TO YOU AND CHANGED THE DAY.

      SO PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR, SO YOU 

      DONT FORGET. THE PLACE IS THE SAME, FOOD IS 

      THE SAME, MANY GIFTS AND CHANCE'S TO WIN MANY

      PRIZES AND A LOT OF MONEY. 





 

 

 

 

 

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             CALLING ALL GOLFERS, MAKE THIS A FULL WEEKEND OF GOLF

                      PLAY MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB on #1 & #3

                      HOSTED BY COUNTRY SHRINE CLUB

                      OUR 49TH ANNUAL GOLF INVITATIONAL

                      BENEFITING SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN

                      MONDAY, MAY 16,2016. CONTACT cscinvmcc@gmail.com or 

                      847-610-6200.

                      You do not need to be a Shriner to participate.

                      More information in next newsletter.

 

 

  

 

 

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MARK THIS DOWN IN YOUR CALENDAR.

Saturday, Feb 13th, 2016

Fox Valley/Elgin Shrine Clubs combined Valentine Ball and OV - Mark the date on your calendar for a romantic evening with your Lady/Sweetheart/Lover 

at the Lincoln Inn in Batavia, situated in the historic Fox River Valley. With snow falling and covering the ground, the setting throughout the Valley provides

 a lovers atmosphere with a musical evening entirely for sweethearts and romance. What more could you ask for ... Music provided by Creative D.J.'s. 

See the Event Flyer (when released) for more details (place address, price, 

menu, etc). 

                                                                                  

  

July 14th Illinois Shrine bowl

Click on flyer below for more info.

http://ilshrinegame.com/

               

  

 

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

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

 

 

 

 Danny L Gaddis, Sr                             07/21/2015

 Norman A. Thelen                               07/24/2015

 Walter W. (Billy) Pierce                      07/31/2015

 Nick Dakas                                           08/01/2015

 Chester P. Smith                                  09/22/2015

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2016

 JANUARY 15TH - MEDINAH ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 JANUARY 16TH - SC OFFICER INSTALLATION AND ORIENTATION BRUNCH 

 JANUARY 23RD - NWSSC, LAKE COUNTY AND GOLF SC OV

 FEBRUARY 13TH - FOX VALLEY SC OV

 MARCH 12TH - DIXIELAND NIGHT

APRIL 2ND - POTENTATES BALL

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 NOBLES:

Deadline for the December 2015, January, February 2016 . Newsletter is Nov1st.

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.