Summer 2016 - Kaaba Shriners
VOLUME 2, Issue 16
THE TRADITION OF SHRINERS HELPING KIDS!
Saturday, July 23, 2016
University of Northern Iowa / Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls Main Street
Shrine Parade 9:30 am
Player Autographs 10:30 am
GAME TIME 4:00 pm
$10 Tickets in Advance
$15 Tickets at the Gate
Children 6 and under FREE
Kaaba Elected Officers for 2016
2016 KAABAGRAM BOOSTERS
Potentate — Thomas F. Hodges
George E. Axmear PP, Malcom, IA
Chief Rabban — Walter E. Hill
Lucy Axmear, Malcom, IA
Milton C. & Margaret Beck - Davenport, IA
Assistant Rabban — Johan A.“Mo” Muller
Peter & Carol Bell, Keota, IA
High Priest & Prophet — Michael L. Chapman PP
Leroy H. Carlson - Viola, IL
Oriental Guide — Michael D. Moore
Recorder — David G. Klein PP
Treasure — William J. Juhl PP
Chaplain — Robert D. Watkins
First Ceremonial Master — Michael D. Reschly
Second Ceremonial Master — Dennis M. Peeters
Director — William E. Reid
Marshal — David E. Robinson
Captain of the Guard — Allan L. Kluever
Outer Guard — Arlin L. Neumann
Temple Attorney - Michael P. Brice
Photographers - Richard J. Larson and Michael J. Welch
Insurance Committee - Ronald W. Coleman,
Mark A. Steffen and George P. Schermerhorn
Board of Governors, Chicago Shriners HospitalDavid G. Klein PP
Associate Board Member, Chicago Shriners HospitalGilbert M. Goldensoph
Board of Governors, St. Louis Shriners HospitalAllan L. Kluever
Associate Board Member, Twin Cities Shriners HospitalMichael G. Zinser
Lisa Clark, Clinton, IA
Steven C. Clark, Clinton, IA
Ronald W. Coleman, Ankeny, IA
Mary C . Coleman, Ankeny, IA
Hollis Hal Colliver - Keota, IA
Donald E. & Patty Courter - Davenport, IA
Robert C. & Erma Cummings - O'Fallon, IL
Marion & Mildred Fullerlove - Sherrard, IL
Reginald & Diana Hughell - Batavia, IA
David E. & Carolyn Mason - Bettendorf, IA
Arloine McCreery PP - Ottumwa, IA
Roland McCreery PP - Ottumwa, IA
Michael D. Moore, Washington, IA
Elaine Moore, Washington, IA
Johan A. “Mo” Muller, Davenport, IA
Kathleen S. Muller, Davenport, IA
Jack Murphy - Lockridge, IA
Janice Murphy - Lockridge, IA
J.Riley Padgett - Letts, IA
Frank Patterson, West Chester, IA
Marsha Patterson, West Chester, IA
Mike Patterson, West Chester, IA
Publication Title: KAABAGRAM
Issue Date: Summer 2016
Statement of Frequency: Periodically
Nichole Patterson, West Chester, IA
Mark R. Philp - Donnellson, IA
Mary Ann Philp - Donnellson, IA
Mike Reschly, Olds, IA
Cindy Reschly, Olds, IA
Authorized Organization’s Name & Address:
P O Box 3627
Davenport, IA 52808-3627
Telephone Numbers: (563) 386-2526
Fax (563) 386-5694
Email address: [email protected]
Kaaba’s Website: www.kaabashrine.org
Terrance M. Riessen - Stockton, IA
Pamela Serrano - Bettendorf, IA
Arlo Sloan - Osco, IL
Mary Ruth Steffen - Moline, IL
Phillip T. Steffen - Moline, IL
Gerald M. & Nancy Stewart - Ainsworth, IA
Thomas & Diane Taylor - Wilton, IL
George & Lil Vermillion, Keokuk, IA
Dianne C. Watson - Muscatine, IA
Donald E. Watson - Muscatine, IA
Doris Watson - Letts, IA
Nancy West - West Chester, IA
It is hard to believe that almost half of this year has passed, I have tried to visit as many clubs and
units as possible, but I cannot be everywhere at the same time. Many of you have asked about Linda.
We thank you for your thought and prayers and God willing I will be bring her home sometime in
July, but our travels may be limited. She gets tired easily and has problems walking and must be assisted. We will try whenever possible to visit your activities.
Our spring ceremonial turned out to be a fun filled day. With the assistance of Des Moines Za Ga Zig
Oriental Band, the Mandarin Degree was put on at the temple and all the attendees had a great time.
Kaaba should be doing degree work several times a year, but again it takes involvement from the
nobility to make things happen.
The Kaaba Shrine Circus has come and gone and if you have not heard we did not do as well as we
could have. You are asking why? Only about one third of the nobility supported the circus and even
less came to one of the finest circus that we as Kaaba have had in the past five years. Were the dates
wrong? Was the weather to hot or too cold? Or you just had other thing to do? Well, whatever your
response would have been it has passed and we cannot go back and change the outcome. Maybe
next year there will not be a circus, so the board needs ideas for fund raisers that YOU are willing to
Part of the Divan is scheduled for Imperial in early July 2016. I don’t see anything on the call or voting
docket that would be earth shaking or change the way Shriners do business, but there is always
something unexpected about any convention that will come up. Thank you for putting your trust in
the board member to do the right thing for Kaaba.
The Iowa Shrine football game in Waterloo, Iowa is on July 23, 2016. Parade time 9 A.M. and game in
the afternoon. Hope the nobility and families will come to all the activities that weekend. You
should have received your tickets for the game, if you do not wish to use them yourself, sell them to
someone. If you have never seen the game think about taking a trip to Waterloo that weekend.
Coming up in August is CSSA in Little Rock, Arkansas. I have talked the Scimitar Potentate about the
security and areas we will be in and they have reassured me that all possible security measures will
be in place so there should be no major problems. Kaaba has reserved rooms at the Wyndham Hotel
Riverfront in Little Rock, Arkansas. Make your reservation and come enjoy.
Our sportsman giveaway is just starting, the items or raffle items have been selected, and tickets are
being printed. Now is the time to step up and support your shrine.
ATTENTION !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!!!!!!!
Our best way to contact the Nobility of events going on is Constant Contact. This is an
email service we use in office to send emails to all our Nobility and their Ladies. If you have
not been receiving our emails, call us and update your email addresses, or go on kaabashrine.org. On the lower left hand corner of the home page where it says Sign up now
for Shriners news click on the Signup now box. We have Less than 50% of the email addresses for our Nobility. Help us keep you informed!
CHIEF RABBAN’S COMMENTS
Nobles and all,
The summer heat has arrived and that means time for Shrine summer activities. The Shrine circus events are
finished and at this moment, not all the figures are in. If each Noble would have bought or sold the tickets
they received in the mail and sold an advertisement for the circus coloring book, the Temple would have
made more money. Too many Nobles sit back and let a few do the work. So, let's all get busy and support
Just a reminder, there are no stated meetings during June, July and August. Hope to see you all in September!
Most of the Divan will be in Tampa, Florida for the Imperial Session July 2 thru July 7 attending meetings and
more meetings. Hope there will some time for fun.
July 23 is the Iowa Shrine Bowl Parade and game at Cedar Falls, game in temperature controlled UNIDome. The banquet is the evening before. The interaction between the cheerleaders and football players
and the hospital patients is always very special to see. Gets the word out why we are Shriners.
This year the Hillbilly Day and Degree is August 6 at JEB Park in Batavia. If you've never been there, you are
missing good food (possum tails), and great fun. Please try to attend.
August 24th thru August 27th is 2016 CSSA in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The Sportsmen Raffle will be held October 22. Tickets will be arriving in your mailbox for you to buy/sell. This
is Kaaba's largest fundraiser for the year, so let's support this event.
Summer means parades and they have all ready started. Bring your units and join in the fun.
Hope to see as many of you as possible there.
Proudly wear your Fez, have fun . . . it's for the kids!
Yours in the Faith,
JOIN THE KAABAGRAM BOOSTERS IN 2016
BOOSTER RATES: One Line (Single name or Mr. and Mrs.) $10.00 (Annually)
If you want your name and lady’s name on individual lines $20.00 for both lines. (Annually)
YES, I want to be a BOOSTER!
Enclosed is my check for $___________
Name or Names: ________________________________________________________________
Please mail this form and your check to:
P.O. Box 3627
Davenport, IA 52808
Dear Nobles and Ladies
Summer is here and the parade season is upon us. Remember to be safe and make sure that you, your club
or unit is covered with insurance and your nobles dues are up to date. Our first parade this year was the
Fulton Dutch Days parade in Fulton, IL. According to the Dutch Days Face book that Kaaba Shriners took
2nd place. Good job. Kaaba Shriners also participated in a couple Memorial Days parades to remember our
families, brothers, friends and neighbors who have served and sacrificed their lives to make our world a
better place to live.
In July the Divan will be attending the Imperial Session in Tampa, Florida and as usually it will be hot and
humid. In August Kaaba Shriners’ will also attend at CSSA in Little Rock, Arkansas. I remember when I became a Shriner, no one really explain to me what Imperial Session or what CSSA was all about except CSSA
stands for Central States. The first year my Lady Kathy and I went to CSSA, we did some sightseeing and
mostly hang around Kaaba hospitality room for several days. The second time we went to CSSA I have
found that the Central States Shrine Association was meant for our members to meet other temple club
and unit members. Being a member of the Directors Staff, I attended the CSSA Directors Staff meeting on a
Friday morning and being a member of the Legion of Honor I also attended the all day Thursday CSSA
Legion of Honor event and banquet that evening with a social the day before starting in the afternoon. This
goes for other clubs and units which includes Hillbillies, motorcycles, little cars, clowns and ect. Find your
group, meet them, and make friends, compete among your groups, build companionship and exchange information. I believe that having our Kaaba nobles getting more involved with other temple nobles, it will
create growth within our temple. I told my Lady Kathy that being involved as I am in the Shrine that I will
continue being active in Kaaba Shrine and attending CSSA because I have made many new friends.
About Imperial Session, the Kaaba Divan elected officers are representatives to Iowa Cooperation and have
voting rights on new or revised decision making or to repeal a decision. Whatever the decision the majority
voted on will be our International Shrine Law abide by our USA laws. Some other countries their laws are
differ from ours. For example: the display of national flags.
On Saturday, July 23, 2016 there will be the Shrine Bowl football game at the UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa
starting at 4:00 pm and the gate doors will be open at 2:00 pm. Before the game, you will see interactions
of the football players and cheerleaders with our shriners kids. I enjoy watching them having fun. The division for North & South teams is Interstate I-80. Any schools North of I-80 is North and of course any schools
South of I-80 is South.
Before the Shrine Bowl football game there will be a Shriners parade at 9:30 am with the four Shrine temples.
The Parade will start at East 7th and 8th Streets to the north and south and Washington and Clay Streets to
the east and west and conclude at the Autograph Session at the intersection of E. 4th and Main Street.
Za-Ga-Zig Shrine will be the host temple this year and will be providing the luncheon at the park after the
Let’s continue what we do best is having fun and please come to the Shrine Bowl football game and see
what we also do - is to support our Kids. (This event please wear your FEZ).
Yours in the Faith
Johan A. “MO” Muller
KAABA SHRINERS PETITION
TO THE POTENTATE, OFFICERS & NOBLES, OASIS OF DAVENPORT, IOWA
P.O. Box 3627, Davenport, Iowa 52808, Phone (563) 386-2526, FAX (563) 386-5694
I, the undersigned, hereby declare upon my honor that I am a Master Mason in Good and Current Standing in:
Lodge_______________________________ No._______ City and State _____________________________
which is recognized by the Conference of Grand Masters of North America. Furthermore, I have resided at my
current address for not less than 6 months, as required by the By-Laws of the Imperial Council. In addition, I
that I hold a Master Mason Proficiency Card or have been a Master Mason for no less than 6 months. I
therefore respectfully request to be created a Noble of the Mystic Shrine and become a member of Kaaba
If I be found worthy and my request granted, I promise to conform to the Articles of incorporation and ByLaws of the Imperial Council and the By-Laws and Ceremonies of Kaaba Shriners.
Date of Birth ___________________ Birthplace___________________________________
Were you ever a DeMolay? __________ If so, what Chapter and Location
Do you belong to Scottish Rite? _______ If so Where?
Do you belong to York Rite? ________ If so Where?
Have you previously applied for admission to any other Shrine Center? ______________
Where ____________When? ________________
Your Residence Address: (street)
(City, State & Zip)
Your Mailing Address: (Street)______________________________________________
(City, State & Zip)_________________________________________________________
Home Phone (including area code) __________________________
Cell Phone ____________________ E-Mail_____________________________
Fax No. ___________________
Print Full Name________________________________________________________
Kaaba Shrine Fall Ceremonial, November 19, 2016
Quality First is a heroic journey based on a philosophy of Quality and a framework of earning public
support. Heroic Service does not come from policy manuals. It comes from people who care like
Albert Schweitzer once proclaimed, Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it's the only
thing. Fellow Nobles, it’s time to set the Quality First example for all Nobles to follow. All for One
and One for all, together we can become a strong positive image for our fraternity and our hospitals.
A positive image is not just wearing the Fez but being active in your clubs and in KAABA Temple activities. Remember fun, fellowship and the kids. We owe it to the Shriners Hospitals we are committed to serve now and in the future.
Don Juan remarked, "The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior
takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man takes everything either as a blessing or as a
Become a warrior for KAABA, take on Quality First as a Challenge, promote KAABA by participating in
activities, by helping recruit and maintain membership, and by supporting our hospitals and our kids.
Quality First can be our quality improvement plan. It can be our way to achieve excellence and earn
Martin Luther King asserted, "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to
have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only
need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love." I believe all Nobles qualified as great when they
first joined and I believe most Nobles have a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love. However, I
also believe many Nobles have lost their way on this heroic journey to fun, fellowship and our kids.
So, I thank all Nobles that continue to volunteer and support our great fraternity and I challenge all
those that have lost their way to take the Quality First challenge and join us again. Remember as a Noble it is all for one and one for all that is our strong positive image.
Proud to be a Shriner
Michael Moore, Oriental Guide
Being a Noble for the last 32 years has allowed me to work, play, and meet some of the
greatest people in the world. Since 2006 I have worked tirelessly for the good of Kaaba
Temple. It is now time to step aside and allow other Nobles in the Fraternity to step
forward and do the same. That being said I will not be running for re-election for Treasurer in December. I hope someone will realize the importance of this job and step forward. I will still be around however, doing whatever I can for the Fraternity. Thank you
for all of your support and assistance throughout the years.
William Juhl PPx2
T he Chapl ains Cor ner
God’s blessing to each of you and your families a sincere prayer that this note soon reaches you and finds you
well. The past months have found us all very busy with Shrine meetings, lodge meetings, the Circus, the Air
Show and the upcoming North/South football game. With all these activities and more, it’s a wonder we have
time to eat, sleep and pray for one another. Now the prayer is the most important thing we can do! Expectantly ask the LORD’S guidance in ALL we do. Pray for all those who need GOD’S help, (that is for all of
us), guiding us through this fast paced life. We know that if we ask for it of God, He will answer our prayers
and direct our actions. Our officers put their trust in
God and seek his guidance in every undertaking. We know this but there are times (Shame on us), when we
overlook or forget such an important detail.
Nobles, all Masonic members, and ladies vow or pledge to “PUT THEIR TRUST IN GOD”. When did we
last forget to do that? It is very important to remember this before we endeavor to start any undertaking. Did
we ask and receive God’s answer before we started? We have the entire Bible before us. The Bible is more
than just an ornament sitting on the Alter. It is THE book of instruction for each of us. It holds all the answers
and instructions for each of us to employ for each and every problem and occasion.. The Bible is there for us
and should be considered for every decision we make. We put our trust in GOD”.
Reminder! Three issues back, “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GOD”
The Ten Commandments were written by God upon two tablets of stone and then given to Moses on Mount
Sinai. Most scholars date this event around the 13th or 14th century BC. God gave the Decalogue or 10commandments to the Israelites shortly after they left Egypt. The record of the ten commandments can be found in
the Bible, both in Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21.
Ten Commandments List
1.You shall have no other gods before me.
2.You shall make no idols.
3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
4. Keep the Sabbath day holy.
5. Honor your father and your mother.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet.
For the LORD giveth wisdom:
out of his mouth cometh
Knowledge and understanding.
I hope this article finds you deep in the Parade Season. Parading is one of the ways that Shriners can
make their presence known. Hopefully when we parade we can get interest from people outside the fraternity and we can educate them on freemasonry and the Shrine. One and thing we all have to remember,
when we are out in the public we are closely observed and scrutinized. Recently I was at a parade and a
Noble complained to me about another Noble's vocabulary around his wife and other Ladies.
When I was but a young lad a long time ago I listened to my dad's vocabulary while working on the
farm. It was never around my mother but being young and wanting to emulate my dad, my brother would
practice these new words. Well you know it, Mom heard it, and then Dad heard it from Mom. The next
night in the barn while doing chores Dad informed us that this kind of language was Barn Talk and to be
used in the barn and not around Mom or any other ladies. It worked, even when in the Navy I never talked
like that around my Mom or any other Ladies.
Nobles lets remember that when around mixed company. Let us all remember that when wearing a fez
or even when we remove our fez, we are still Masons and Shriners, our conduct is magnified because of
this. I want everyone to have fun but also to be an Ambassador to the Fraternity.
Es Salaam Alekum
William Juhl PPx2
Kaaba Shriners announced that their organization is sponsoring the 2nd Kumdo National Championships on Saturday, August 6th 2016. Kumdo is a martial art which highlights Asian sword fencing.
The event is scheduled at Black Hawk College (Building #3) in Moline, Illinois from 9 am to 5 pm.
Competitors from various parts of the United States, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago,
and local Moline Kumdo students will participate in individual and team competitions. The tournament is open to other martial arts, including Kendo, for participation. There will also be local martial art demonstrations at 1 pm.
In conjunction with the martial art tournament, Doric Lodge of Moline is sponsoring an “IL Chip/
Child ID” screening in the same facility at the Black Hawk College campus (Building #3) that same
day. This popular child screening is free for participants. The parents of the child will receive an envelope with DNA, fingerprinting, and a “zip drive” video of their child for private personal possession provided by the screening. Each participating child will receive a free ticket to attend the 2 nd
Kumdo National Championships that day.
Tickets for purchase are available at Birdsell Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic-1201- 5th Avenue,
Moline, Illinois and OK Discount House-1207 East Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa. For further information, contact Dr. David Birdsell: (309) 235-3132 or [email protected]
There will be a “Press Conference” at the Davenport Masonic Center on Thursday, July 28 th at 3:00
pm. All proceeds will be donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Chris Moore competes on
American Ninja Warrior
Pledges to donate winnings to Shriners Hospitals for Children
Chris Moore is used to helping kids. This father of four creates and fits prosthetic limbs for kids in a thriving practice in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Now, Chris is expanding his influence by using his strength, agility
and stamina to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
For the second year in a row, Chris is competing on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, where hundreds of
athletes tackle challenging obstacle courses hoping to win the $1 million grand prize. Chris, who works out
every day beginning at 4 a.m. to prepare for the course, has pledged to donate all of his winnings to Shriners
Hospitals for Children.
“Shriners Hospitals for Children is one of those beacons of light for children. They are not profit motivated,
and that is unique. I have seen Shriners Hospitals come to the rescue of many kids who otherwise would not
have gotten the care they needed to walk or just be a kid,” said Moore.
Chris, a former Navy medic, cannot tell us what is in store for him during this year’s show, but his qualifying round was filmed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and will air June 20. Last year, during season seven of
the show, Chris made it all the way to the finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chris says whatever happens this
year, he wants more people to know about the good work that Shriners Hospitals does.
To ensure that Shriners Hospitals – and ultimately kids – benefit, Chris has set up a fundraising page at
Please help us support this Ninja hero who is working hard to overcome obstacles, just like our Shriners
Hospitals for Children patients. Thank you Chris for putting our No Limits attitude to the test!
Pictured: Chris Moore, competing on American Ninja
Warrior for $1 million, visited with children at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville last year,
following season seven.
CENTRAL STATES SHRINE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
August 24th through August 27th, 2016
Little Rock, Arkansas
Make your room Reservations with the Hotel
Wyndham Hotel Riverfront
2 Riverfront Place
North Little Rock AR 72114
Accommodation Rates: Singles & Doubles: $114.95 & $10.00 each additional person Exclusive of Tax
Rollways: Additional charge of $15.00 per night. Limit people 4 per room.
Make sure you call 1-800-657-4458 and make your Reservation.
Be sure to mention that you will be with the Kaaba Shriners.
After 08/03, 2016 The Kaaba Rate will not be available and the rooms will be released to the
Send CSSA Registration to Kaaba by July 15, 2016
Name of Noble: ______________________________________________________________________ Amount Paid $ ____________________
Ladies Name: _______________________________________________________ Club or Unit: ________________________________________
Date of Arrival: _____________________________ Date of Departure: ______________________________
Ph: ______________________________ Cell:___________________________ Email:________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________ City: ____________________________ State: _________ Zip __________________
Registration Fee: $40 per person - Includes CCSA registration fee + Kaaba Hospitality Room
Circle one category
(Elective & Appointive):
Barbecue Dinner & Pub Crawl
$ 45.00 per person
$ 43.00 per person
$ 30.00 per person
# Attending ________
# Attending _________
# Attending _________
(Provide Shirt Sizes for all attending the Pub Crawl.)
Shirt Sizes _______________
Please complete & mail the form below with the appropriate Deposit Payment to:
P.O. Box 3627
Davenport IA 52808-3627
Make Checks payable to Kaaba Shriners
*****Special Dietary Requests: Check all that apply: ___ Vegetarian ___ Vegan ____ Gluten Free ____ Diabetic
Remembering Why I Became A Shriner
By Randy Rudge, Membership Development Director, Shriners International
If you were asked, “What does your Shriner membership mean to you?” How would you respond?
A few years ago, I was asked to do a Shriner membership presentation. I worked for months preparing what I would
say and do. But, the night before the presentation I realized that it was nothing like I wanted it to be. So I decided I
wasn’t going to do a presentation at all. I was going to listen.
At the beginning of each workshop I had each member think about and write down why he became a Shriner. Then,
I asked each to write his two proudest moments as a Shriner. I realize that for many it was hard to pick just two, but I
wanted the first two memories that came to mind.
What the attendees didn’t know was that each of them was going to share what he had written. That became the
most inspirational workshop I have ever participated in.
What we heard were the true tenants of Freemasonry and the principles of our Shriners Creed. While there were
inspiring stories regarding the children we serve in our hospitals, many of the stories dealt with the brotherly love and
fellowship that are only achieved by being a member.
When I think back about my membership, I think about the incredible friends I have made and how they have become my extended family. How they have lent a hand and listened when I was in need, shared a laugh, dedicated
their time and made me their friend.
But most of all, I think of my membership as an incredible bond between me and my father.
I remember the pride he expressed when I became a Shriner, all the responsibilities I took on, and the endless discussions with our mutual friends. And the fun we had together.
My dad passed away four years ago on March 6, after a long illness. During his illness, he had not been out of the
house for many months, but he decided to attend a Shriners’ function. At the event, we sat him in a chair and noble
after noble came up to him to shake his hand and say hello.
Dropping him off at his home later that evening, I gave him a hug and said goodnight. I will always remember him
looking back at me with tears in his eyes and thanking me. That was the last time he went out in public.
After listening to many stories similar to mine during the workshop, I asked the attendees what they learned from the
exercise. What they said was that they experienced a lot of emotion, pride, love and fellowship in that room.
My message is simple: As Shriners and leaders, it is our responsibility to guide others so that they achieve the same
emotion, pride and fellowship we experience as Shriners. When we do, our organization will prosper.
Now, I ask each of you to write down why you became a Shriner and your two proudest moments as a Shriner. If
you would like to share your story, please e-mail me through Feztivities.
Thank you all for being Shriners.
Tom Hodges on the Elephant
Trainer, Don Warkins & Walter Hill
”In Memory of our Departed brother Nobles”
When Allah calls, then our friends obey and fold their tents and steal away.
To the land where the crystal waters flow, where the Beautiful Palms of Allah
Life is a story in volumes three, the past, the present, the yet to be.
The first we’ve written and laid away, the second we’re reading day by day,
The third and last of the volumes three ,is locked from sight - God keepeth the
Arthur I. Mowat
Fredrick L. Fiet
Jack D. Wyatt
Charles T. Byars
Michael D. Craven
Myron L. Jennings
Lloyd M. Crumly
James T. Greenfield
Robert R. Callaway
Cyrus N. "CY" Fox
Davenport, IA 52806
Fulton, IL 61252
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Burlington, IA 52601
Centerville IA 52544
Columbus Junction, IA 52738
Winfield, IA 52659
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Douds, IA 52551
Belton, MO 64012
Davenport, IA 52804
October 22, 2016
At the Rodeo Grounds,
Door open at 5:00PM
Supper served 6:00 PM
KAABA PARADES 2016
JULY 9 BATAVIA 10:00 AM
AUGUST 20 MONTROSE 12:00 NOON
JULY 17 WEST LIBERTY (MUSCATINE CO. FAIR) 1:00
AUGUST 20 LONE TREE 11:00 AM 10:00 AM
JULY 16 WAPELLO 10:00 AM
AUGUST 22 MELROSE 12:00 NOON
JULY 16 WALCOTT 10:00 AM
AUGUST 27 CSSA-LITTLE ROCK ARK. TBA
JULY 16 SOLON 10:00 AM
AUGUST 27 WILTON FOUNDERS DAY 1:00 PM
*JULY DRAKESVLLE 7:00 PM
AUGUST 27 SILVIS MOONLIGHT PARADE TBA
AUGUST 6 WEST BRANCH 10:00 AM
AUGUST 6 WINFIELD 10:00 AM
*AUGUST CONESVILLE TBA
SEPTEMBER 4 NAUVOO 2:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 5 KEOKUK 10:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 10 FORT MADISON (RODEO) 8:30 AM
AUGUST 6 SWISHER DAY PARADE 11:00 AM
SEPTEMBER 10 MILTON 11:00 AM
AUGUST 6 ALBIA 10:00AM
SEPTEMBER 17 FAIRFIELD 10:00 AM
AUGUST 13 ALBANY IL TBA
AUGUST 12 LECLAIR TUG FEST 6:00 PM
AUGUST 15 ILLINOIS CITY TBA
SEPTEMBER 24 CENTERVILLE 1:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 24 KAHOKA MO. 1:00 PM
AUGUST 15 MONROE 7:00 PM
OCTOBER 1 OTTUMWA 10:00 AM
AUGUST 15 KNOXVILLE 10:00 AM
OCTOBER 8 COLUMBUS JUNCTION 2:00 PM
AUGUST 16 WEST POINT 12:00 NOON
OCTOBER 8 KEOSAUQUA 10:00 AM
OCTOBER 31 DAVENPORT HALLOWEEN 6:00 PM
IF YOU HAVE UPDATES OR CORRECTION CONTACT ME AT
RON MILLER 2130 S. 3 RD STREET BURLINGTON IOWA 52601
[email protected] - Email
(319) 752-5103 - HOME (319) 750-9134 - CELL
Kaaba Shriners—Child ID Program would like to
thank the following sponsors and volunteers for helping with the recent
Child ID program on June 5 at the Columbus City Masonic Lodge. This
program allows valuable information to be stored and used by law
enforcement in case of an emergency.
The Columbus Gazette / Louisa County Ambulance / Simply Soothing / Lowe Insurance Agency /
Ag Junction / Valley Title & Land / Larry’s Body Shop / Special Effects /
Main Street Gifts & Antiques / Community Bank and Trust / Wiele Motors / G&W Auto Parts /
Juhl Plumbing / Horak Insurance / Mincer Ford / Integrity Dental /
Walter Hill / Mary Coffin / Betty Hamilton and Shirley Juhl
Hillbillie Degreezze Dasz
August 6, 2016; Batavia IA
possum Tails starting at 9:30am
Come n Hav Funn,
@ Jebs Park, Batavia IA
For any Question or Reservations:
Contact Dean Watson 641-799-7575
Kaaba Temple 563-386-2526
Jack Stamm Memorial Tab Program
Totals thru 5/10/2016
Year to Date: 2703 pounds brought in $1177.68
Program to Date: 395,814 pounds brought in $211,444.15
Thank you for your continued support of this wonderful program!
2016 Kaaba Circus Dads & Moms
William M. & Joan Anderegg
Charles F. & Sara Anschutz
David L. Arendt
George E. & Lucy Axmear
Raymond A. & Nancy Aynes
In Memory of William Baker
David & Jan Batman
Milton & Margaret Beck
Peter A. & Carol Bell
Albert A. & Susan Bengtson
Dr. David R. Birdsell
Harold & Dr. Judy Black
George A. & Wanda Blackwood
Robert & Linda Bonar
Merle H. & Mary Bowers
David & Cynthia Boyd
Richard A. & Becky Brewington
Thomas C. & Mary Brooke
Richard L. Brown
Matthew A. & Shannon Buckley
Gary A. & Cathy Burden
John L. Burman
David & Catherine Bush
Leroy H. Carlson & Pamela Serrano
Eugene & Gerda Chappell
J. Robert Clark
Howard D. & Patricia Coil
Ronald W. & Mary Coleman
Hal H. Colliver
James J. & Marilyn Conrey
Ron & Joyce Cornwell
James W. & Cathy Crawford
Robert & Alice Crawford
Larry & Marilyn Culver
Robert C. & Erma Cummings
Terry M. & Donna Davis
Jim B. Decker
Robert E. & Lois Dixon
Charles Dohrn Jr.
Darrell & Carol Downing
James E. & MaryAnn Dreibelbeis
Delmar & Ann Dudgeon
Otis D. & Jean Dunlap
William P. Dusenbery
Robert W. & Margaret Emmert
Robert L. & Mary Ellen Evans
Henry W. Fields
Jerald W. & Mary Fisher
Donald & Helen Fogleman
Marion M. Fullerlove
Robert & Joan Fulton
Joey F. Gehrls
Gilbert M.& Carol Goldensoph Jr.
Shawn A. & Jennifer Greeley
Rick J. & Dena Greenfield
Jerry & Judith Griffitt
Todd P. & Dora Gullickson
Dan & Carol Gullion
Richard & Nancy Hacker
Jeffrey T. & Krista Hagge
James F. Hahn
Marvin & Betty Hamilton
Albert W. & Patty Hancock
Larry & Jennifer Handling
Michael J. & Helen Haney
Kenneth L. & Rosemary Hanson
Joseph L. & Carol Hardin
Monte L. Harris
Jack H. & Mary Hayes
Allan W & Sara Haytcher
John T. & Donna Hedgepeth
Lionel & Joann Hersh
Darrell & Linda Hewitt
Walter Hill & Mary Coffin
Lysle R. & Joanne Hinkhouse
David & Elizabeth Hinkle
Thomas F. & Linda Hodges
Gary L. & Susan Hofmann
Reginald L. & Diana Hughell
Clyde M. Huston
Mark & Chris Huston
Allen & Rita Huttig
M Marc Irvin
Charles D. Isaacson
Mike & Renea Jay
Myron & Tana Jennings
Duane G. & Sharon Johnson
Steven L. & Sandra Johnson
James & Barbara Johnson
Bruce & Beth Johnson
Rodger L. Johnston
Dennis & Sally Johnston
Howard & Elsie Jones
William F. & Dixie Jutte, Jr
Dennis E. & Shirley Kelley
Job Keltner Jr.
James R. Kennedy
Keokuk Fez Club
Bruce A. & Judy Kinrade
Keith P. & Charlotte Kline
Allen & Janet Kluever
James L. Kluxdal, C.R.N.A.
Kendig K. & Carol Kneen
Robert J. & Donna Koehler
Richard W. Koerner
Gregg A. & Louise Kruse
Elmer E. & Peggy Lambert
Jeffrey J. & Janice Larson
Wayne & Patsy Lind
Roger & Myrtle Logan
James M. Lowe
Mitchell & Tiffany Loyd
Leslie L. & Katherine Loyd
James K. & Barbara Lykam
Jay L. & Teresa Mac Eachern
Jerry D. & Carol Magdefrau
David & Carolyn Mason
Evan C. & Marilyn Matthews
David & Carol McCall
Roland & Arloine McCreery
H. Filmore & Marjory Melick
Continue on page 19
2016 Kaaba Circus Dads & Moms Continue
Ralph P. & Beverly Mercer
Larry D. & Laurel Reiss
Robert J. & Judith Temple
Gary & Jean Miller
Michael D. & Cynthia Reschly
Ronald D. & Amy Miller
Terrance M. "Terry" Riessen
Glen & Amy Thompson
Richard J. & Kay Mommsen
Don& Doris Robertson
Theodore R. & Alberta Thornton
Michael D. & Elaine Moore
David & Sharon Robison
George R. Thuenen III
Walter & Pat Moore
David Van & Peggy Moore
Russell P & Janice Kay Moore Jr.
Stanley J. Russell
Paul & Joann Van Blaricom
Thomas R. & Catherine Sands
Carl W. & Shirley Van Keuren
Oris & Wetona Mullenix
Joshua D. & Christi Sands
William E. & Joan Van Lue
Johan A. & Kathleen Muller
George P. Schermerhorn
Elwyn L. & Elsa Van Meter
Jack L. & Janice Murphy
Theodore & Julie Scully II
Clayton & Kathy Vermillion
Thomas & Judy Murphy
Finley & Carol Seibel
George L. & Lil Vermillion Jr.
Perry T & Lana Murry
Charles A. & Irene Selensky
Marcus & Shirley Vigen
Arthur & Kathleen Nelson
Robert & Julie Setterberg
Brian "Buzz" & Dolores Walters
Roger W. & Patricia Nelson
Robert & Bonnie Shaw
Donald R & Sena Warkins
William R. & Donna Nelson
Jason T. Shepherd
Earl D. & Doris Shields
Robert E. & Jean Weddle
William B. Norton
Don E. & Betty Siegmund
George M.& Lois J. Weers
Thomas O. & Wynnona Nutt Jr.
Lyle W. & Norma Simpson
Bill E. & Cindy Wellington
Harold W. & Jane Ogilvie Jr.
Max L. Smith
Bruce & Shirley Wells
Ronald L. & Ellen Oostendorp
Paul R. Smith & Lou Lemley
Dick& Julie Wells
Robert M. & Linda Overturf
Edwin E. Stater
John R. & Lorrie Whitaker
Ralph P. & Linda Owen
M. Jay Steen
Stephen M. & Janie Whitehouse
John A. Pagin
Robert E. & Barbara Papenhausen
Phillip T. Steffen
Marvin & Sandra Whittaker
Mark Steffen In Memory of Linda Steffen
Kenneth V. & Gerry Whyte
Melvin L Parker
Dennis & Sue Peeters
Gerald M. & Nancy Stewart
John & Connie Wiemers
James T. & Donna Jo Stoltz
Larry & Sue Wiersema
Daniel G. & Anita Peters
Michael A. Stotlar
Charles T. & Bonnie Williams
Mark R. & MaryAnn Philip
Kirk & Geralyn Williams
Harold M. & Nancy Plate
Garry M. & Betty Sumpter
Leon L. Wilson
Jerry & Karen Pleasant
Danny L. & Dolores Sweezer
Donald E. Wolfskill
Bruce A. & Vicki Postel
Thomas N. & Diane Taylor
Carl H. Rauch Jr.
Lawrence & Dorothy Taeger
Douglas & Teresa Yegge
Thanks to All the Harvey P. & Connie Tageler
Kaaba Circus Dads & Moms !!!!!
Michael & Patty Zinser
Nobles, Club & Units that sold ads for the Coloring book
Roger Kadel PP Art Nelson
Gil Goldensoph Ron Miller
Don Courter PP
Volume XII, No 26 | June 24, 2016
Purnendu Gupta, M.D., Named Chief of Staff at SHC – Chicago
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Purnendu Gupta, M.D., to Chief of Staff at SHC - Chicago, as
of July 2016. A longtime Chicagoan, Dr. Gupta attended Northwestern University Medical School as a member
of the Honors Program for Medical Education and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in1990. He then
completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Children’s Memorial
Hospital (now Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago). Dr. Gupta completed a fellowship in
complex scoliosis and spinal disorders at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis Barnes Jewish
Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and SHC – St. Louis. Caring for patients with pediatric and adult scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and complex spinal reconstruction is Dr. Gupta’s specialty. He has over 20
years’ experience in academic medicine, at Ohio State University and University of Chicago, where he served as
the Director of the Spine Center at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Currently, Dr. Gupta is Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Gupta has conducted extensive spine research and
has presented and published his work internationally. The Spine Journal, Clinical Biomechanics, and the American Journal of Sports Medicine, along with many other publications, have invited him on their editorial boards.
Dr. Gupta’s many honors include the prestigious Spine Volvo Award in Biomechanics from the International
Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine for ergonomic research. For many years, he has volunteered as a
spine surgeon for the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine in Ghana and the Scoliosis Research Society Global Outreach Program in Bulgaria. Our new Chief of Staff has been practicing at SHC – Chicago since
2007. “My work at Shriners Hospital has become the most satisfying aspect of my career,” he says. “As Chief of
Staff, I would love to see the Chicago Shriners Hospital grow and become a preeminent pediatric hospital in
Chicago for orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, and spinal rehabilitation.” Dr. Gupta will lead an expert staff
of pediatric spine, orthopaedic, and craniofacial surgeons and rehabilitation experts, offering advanced, multidisciplinary care to children in the greater Chicago area, throughout the Midwest, and across the country. He
succeeds Drs. Kim Hammerberg and Lawrence Vogel, who have been serving as Interim Chiefs of Staff since
January 2016. All of us at Chicago Shriners Hospital welcome Dr. Purnendu Gupta as our new Chief of Staff,
for we know his great gifts and wide-ranging experience will contribute significantly to advance our mission of
caring for kids in a family-centered environment, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
Kaaba Shrine Child ID Program
Kaaba Shrine Child ID Program was held on Sunday June 5th, 2016 from 2-5 at Columbus City Lodge in Columbus City Iowa. This program allows valuable information to be collected and used by law enforcement in the
case of an emergency ie lost or missing children. This program was started by Noble Chris Stechman and Brian
Kelley. Not only can this program be used by parents of small children but also Senior Citizens families in case
they become lost or disorientated. This is not only a valuable tool but a way for Kaaba Shriners to get their
name out in the public. We would hope that this information never has to be used but in the event that it does
the peace of mind to the family is invaluable. I would like to thank the following people for their assistance,
Chris and his team, Walt Hill, Mary Coffin, Betty Hamilton, and the local EMT's from Columbus Jct. I would also
like to thank the local sponsors for their contributions. Remember "it’s for the kids"
4 Independence Day 5
IMPERIAL SESSIONS IMPERIAL SESSIONS IMPERIAL SESSIONS
FAIRFIELD S. C.
(Ladies Jeb’s Park,
198 E. Broadway,
LOUISA COUNTY S.C
Family Picnic @ Pugh's
BLACKHAWK S.C. OF
(Ladies) Corn &
Boloney Feed Charley
LEGION OF HONOR
S.C.,6:00 pm Parthenon
BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING:
S.C. (Ladies ) 6:00 pm
BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING
KEOKUK FEZ CLUB
Ewarts Party if rain at
K of C Hall
YORK RITE, Masonic
IOWA SHRINE BOWL
PARADE 9:30 AM
IOWA SHRINE BOWL
Cedar Falls 4:00 PM
Kaaba sponsoring the
2nd Kumdo National
MAHASKA S.C. (Stag)
FAIRFIELD S. C. (Stag)
2265 Walton Lake Rd,
LOUISA COUNTY S.C. SCOTTISH RITE
(Stag) Pugh's Cabin
BLACKHAWK S.C. of QC
DEMOLAY Ritual Practice
BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING:
SOUTHEAST IOWA S.C.
BOARD OF GOVENORS MEETING
KEOKUK FEZ CLUB
DEMOLAY Fun Night
LEGION OF HONOR
(Ladies) Jeb's Place /
CSSA - LITTLE
CSSA - LITTLE ROCK,
CSSA - LITTLE ROCK,
CSSA - LITTLE ROCK, AR
5 Labor Day
Dubuque Memorial Day
Meal by : The Scott
BLACKHAWK S.C. of
LOUISA COUNTY S.C.
Trap Shoot at Riverside
SCOTT COUNTY DEMOLAY Ritual Practice
Meeting 6:30 before
Kaaba stated meeting
FAIRFIELD S. C.
(Ladies) Elk Lodge,
West side of Square,
DINNER 5:00- 8:00
S.C. (Ladies) 6:00
Mt. Pleasant, IA
LEGION OF HONOR
Oskaloosa Golf Club
MEETING St. Louis
KEOKUK FEZ CLUB,
Dr. Get Wells
OTTUMWA S.C. Golf
Municipal Golf Course
S.C.,6:00 pm Choung
CITY S.C. (Ladies)
ABU BEKR BALL
BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING
YORK RITE, Masonic
Tampa , FL
PO Box 3627
Permit No 42
Calendar of Events
Saturday –Thursday, July 2nd—July 7th
Imperial Sessions, Tampa, FL
Saturday, July 23rd
Iowa Shrine Bowl Cedar Falls, IA
9:30 am Parade - 4:00 pm Game
Saturday, August 6th
Saturday, August 6th
Second National Kumdo Championship
Wednesday-Saturday, August 24th - 27th
CSSA - Little Rock, AR
Wednesday, September 7th
4:00 pm Divan Meeting / Stated Meeting (Ladies)
6:00 pm Meal by: Scott County DeMolay
Thursday, September 15th
Hospital Dad Drivers Appreciation Dinner
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates to Remember for the Reminder of 2016
10/22/2016 — 7th Annual Kaaba Shriners Sportsman Giveaway 5:00 PM
11/19/2016 — Fall Ceremonial Davenport Masonic Center
12/3/2016 — Patient Christmas Party 1:00 PM—3:00 PM