THE MEDINAH SCIMITAR
October, November, December 2015
10, No. 5
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
Thankfully, no one was injured.
Then, Debbie Jo Kissane observed some thieves on the property who had just held up the
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
Horse Troop - 1st in parade, 2nd in drill
- 3rd in parade appearance, 2nd in parade execution
Carpets - 1st in Class 8 drill and inspection; high points for all four wheel units
- 1st in Grade 1 snare drum, Grade 2 snare drum, Grade 3 piper, bass drum and tenor drum
Corps - 1st in Class 4 drill and inspection; fastest two wheel obstacle team;
fastest two wheel individual, best slow ride team;
Point trophy, and Parade Traveling trophy
Segways - 1st in Class 10 drill, inspection, team slow ride, individual slow ride, and
Suburban Shrine Club - 1st in Class 6 drill and inspection
Congratulations, and thanks, to all who
Simply stated, our first annual
Sportsman's Raffle was a HUGH success! The weather was ideal, the planning was
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.
12th - Potentate's trip. Sold out, a good time will be had by all.
Giveaway on November 6 - Please get behind this major fundraiser. Buy tickets, sell
tickets and come out for a great evening of excitement.
Masonic Unity Dinner on November 13, presents a unique honor for Medinah. Our
honored guests will be Imperial Potentate Jerry G. Gantt
Illinois' Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master Anthony R. Cracco. Don't miss the
opportunity to share in this wonderful evening.
on the Medinah website.
November 14, we host our Fall Ceremonial to welcome new Nobles and their ladies to
Medinah. Please get your petitions in,
let's make this last ceremonial of 2015 a successful one.
Holiday Kids' Party on December 12. "Nuff said.
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
Nobles, the first Annual Sportsman's Raffle Extravaganza is over. The accounting at this
moment is yet to be completed
let's just say we'll be in the black. Most everything went smoothly. There will be a recap
meeting to tweak things for
year but all in all I would say it was a successful day.
was good to see so many of the nobles and their ladies involved with big smiles on their
faces. I'm sure seeing smiling
made our guests feel good about being here. THANK YOU ALL.
PER CAPITA DUES INCREASE
be advised that at the Imperial Session the Representatives voted on an increase to the
Per Capita. The amount of the increase was $15.
will make the Per Capita $30 annually. This will increase the regular Medinah Dues to $102
for 2016 and beyond. Breakdown is as follows:
dues is $67, Hospital dues is $5 and Per Capita dues is (now) $30.
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.
purchasing a Per Capita Life Membership now, it will reduce the regular membership to $72
per year for 2016 and beyond.
you around the center (with your lady),
Scott W. Sonnenberg
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.
3RD AND 4TH GOLF GETAWAY
WEEKEND GETAWAY AT SWAN LAKE RESORT IN PLYMOUTH, INDIANA
cost is $230.00 for member, $255.00 for non-member.
you get is golf for 2 days, Sat night dinner, and prizes.
send payment to Larry Jones P.O. Box 39 Wadsworth, IL 60083
flyer below for form to send in.
4TH - NORTHWEST GLENBROOK SC OV
WILL BE HAVING HARRINGTON'S CORNED BEEF, AT THE MOOSE LODGE IN RIVER GROVE.
- NEXGEN OV
HAVING A STAG
EVENT TO BE HELD AT EL HAJJ 1245 FOREST AV. UNIT #5. SATURDAY OCTOBER 10TH 7:00 PM.
TORRES FOR THE PARTICULARS 773-680-9972
16th - Fight Night.
presents 8-10 bouts of Golden Glove boxing. Limited VIP seating: $50.00 per
seating: $20.00 per person
Shrine Center. Food and Single Malt Scotch will be available.
Mike Cosentino @ 773 206-1603. See Flyer below:
21ST WEST SUBURBAN SHRINE CLUB IS HAVING A GREAT BOHEMIAN DINNER
BOHEMIAN CHRYSTAL IN WESTMONT.
OUT FOR AN ALL YOU CAN EAT DINNER CONSISTING OF BREADED PORK TENDERLOIN
ROAST PORK, WITH ALL THE
INCLUDED. CASH BAR. ONLY $20.00 PER PERSON WHEN YOU SEND YOUR CHECK TO ME.
AT THE DOOR.
NEED TO HAVE THE RESERVATIONS IN BY OCTOBER 16TH. SEND CHECK TO:
TAZELAAR 659 S. MECOSTA LN
IL, 60446 OR CALL 815-267-3553
$50K GIVEAWAY 23th Annual Drawing
of this for you at this year's 23th Annual fundraiser will be held at our Medinah
Shrine Center on Friday, November 6th.
lucky winners. A maximum of 2,000 tickets @ $100 each will be sold. This
provides better odds than winning at our state's Lottery!
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
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. 9:30 PM.
CAN ORDER ON LINE AT MEDINAH.ORG
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
OPTIONAL. TABLES ARE LIMITED SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY.
TICKETS AND HOTEL RESERVATION VISIT GO TO WEB SITE
14th - FALL CEREMONIAL
Lake County Shrine Club is having
a Wine and Beer Tasting
Cost is $10.00 per person; you get wine tasting & beer samples, finger
You also receive the wine glass you use. Must be 21 or older. 6 PM 'til 9
is the WINE KNOWS. 1130 Washington St., Grayslake IL, 60030
Please see Flyer below:
12th - MEDINAH CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY PARTY
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
RESERVATIONS BY DEC 7th. respond to Major Ken
See flyer below:
20th West Suburban Shrine club is having the best Christmas party ever.
to Claim Jumper Restaurant for a really deluxe buffet.
YOU WANT TO SIT AT A TABLE BE THE FIRST 45 RESERVATIONS SENT TO ME.
that you will be put in booths. Please send your check to Cal Tazelaar before Dec 5th
MEDINAH ANNUAL MEETING AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
JANUARY 15 2016 - 7:30 PM
Medinah Nobles, you are invited and requested to attend
ANNUAL MEETING, ELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
January 15, 2016. The meeting will be held at Medinah Shrine Center,
N. Shriners Drive, Addison, IL 60101, at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of electing Temple
Representatives to the Imperial Council for 2016 and for transacting all business.
meeting is STAG.
2016 dues card. If you haven't received your new card, membership is verified at the
may pay for your 2016 dues that evening at the door. Wear your Fez!
will be served after the meeting.
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
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
the 2016 Potentate to be sworn in. The 2016 Potentate wants to have all Presidents
Shrine Club Directors pictures taken and he also wants to talk to all Presidents
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
AL DAILY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BENEFIT GOLF
OUTING HAS BEEN MOVED TO A DIFFERENT MONTH.
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.
CALLING ALL GOLFERS, MAKE THIS A FULL WEEKEND OF
PLAY MEDINAH COUNTRY
CLUB on #1 & #3
HOSTED BY COUNTRY
OUR 49TH ANNUAL GOLF
HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN
MONDAY, MAY 16,2016.
CONTACT email@example.com or
You do not need to
be a Shriner to participate.
More information in next newsletter.
MARK THIS DOWN IN YOUR CALENDAR.
Feb 13th, 2016
Valley/Elgin Shrine Clubs combined Valentine Ball and OV - Mark the date on your
calendar for a romantic evening with your Lady/Sweetheart/Lover
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
lovers atmosphere with a musical evening entirely for sweethearts and romance. What
more could you ask for ... Music provided by Creative D.J.'s.
the Event Flyer (when released) for more details (place address, price,
VISITED BY THE "BLACK CAMEL," WITH DATE OF PASSING.
they rest in peace with the Supreme Architect of the Universe
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
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.
IS A FIRM COMMITTMENT BY YOUR EDITORS, SUPPORTED BY THE POTENTATE.
info in on time to: Calvin Tazelaar, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
proceeds will go to Shriners Hospital, unless so noted.
reminder, if you want any information about what is happening at Medinah, or its
Units, Shrine Clubs, or Committees, before you
Medinah, please go to medinah.org