Thursday, November 19, 2009

ANSAR Shrine Announcements

Ansar Bulletin - 11-19-09

Announcements -

Thank You to everyone who attended and / or worked at the Circus this past weekend. Attendance and sales were both great!

Notice is hereby given that the meeting for election of Officers for Ansar Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. will be held on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 7:00pm in the Ansar Center, 630 S. Sixth Street, Springfield, Illinois. The purpose of the meeting is to elect the first seven officers of the Temple and four representatives to the 2010 Imperial Council for one year and the ballot on petitions for membership and any other regular order of business that is presented.

**Date Change** Due to a conflict, the Eastern Illinois Shrine Club Kid's Party scheduled for December 12 has been moved to December 5, at the Gao Grotto in Danville. The party will start at 11am.

Eastern Illinois Shrine Club would like to thank everyone who supported their Television Raffle fundraiser. It was very successful. Noble Charlie Etchason won the television.

Tuscola Lodge will have three third degrees on November 19 at 7pm

The Rite Stuff Rendezvous will be at Arthur Lodge on November 24 - dinner at 6pm with the program at 7pm. Dinner reservations can be made to Frank Lincoln, DDGM, at 217-253-3897. If you can't make the dinner, please come to the program.

Tuscola Lodge will have a third degree on November 30 - Dinner at 6pm and degree work at 7pm.

Upcoming Meetings and Activities -

November 19
Mounted Cowboys
Dune Buggies
Pike County Shrine Club - see details below
Edgar County Shrine Club Pote's Night - Paris KC Hall
November 20
Ansar Shrine Board Meeting
November 21
Ansar Legion of Honor Past Commanders Ball - see details below
November 22
Farmer City Parade - step off at 2pm
November 23
Quincy Shrine Club
November 24
Legion of Honor - Election of Officers
November 25
Illini Shrine Club - see details below
Logan County Shrine Club
Classic Cars
November 26
Thanksgiving Day
November 27
Ansar Shrine Office Closed
November 28
Havana Parade - step off at 10am

The above dates are taken from the calendar book and the Parade Marshall's list. If you will send me specific information about your upcoming meetings, activities, and events, I will include them in this bulletin. Thanks!

Web Links -

Ansar Shrine Web Site
18th Eastern District online newsletters
Corn Belt Shrine Club Web Page
Illini Shrine Club Web Page
Ansar Skeeter Patrol
Shriner's Village - Shrine Members Only Site -

If any other Clubs or Units have internet links, please send them to me and I will add then to this bulletin. Thanks!

The Ansar Hospital Unit is selling Shrine Hospital Tie Clasps with the new Shrine Hospital Logo on them. This is a fund raiser for the Hospital Unit and the clasps are $ 8.00 each. Contact Gary Buchanan or Skip Proctor to purchase one of these bvery nice Shrine Hospital Tie Clasps.

Pike County Shrine Club's November meeting will be on Thursday evening, November 19, 2009, at The Red Dome Inn in Pittsfield. Camel's Milk at 6pm and Dinner at 7pm. Please try to be there early as there will be a lot people/hunters at the restaurant that night, and we want to get the food orders in early like last month. REMINDER - December 17 will be Pike County's next meeting, which will be their Christmas Dinner with the ladies invited.

Ansar Legion of Honor's Annual Past Commander's Dinner - Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Island Bay Yacht Club. Social at 6pm with Dinner served at 7pm. Choice of: Beef Sirloin w. hunter sauce, Chicken Marsala, or Grilled Salmon w/brown sugar glaze, Salad, Potatoes Au Gratin, Mixed Vegetables, & 3 Desserts. Cash Bar - $ 28.00 per person. Coat, Tie, and Fez requested. Please call 217-525-1771 to make reservations and meal selection. No reservations taken after November 17. Come out and help honor the Past Commanders.

Illini Shrine Club's next membership meeting will be on Tuesday evening, November 24, at the Urbana VFW on East Main Street. Social Hour starts at 6pm with dinner served at 7pm with the business meeting to follow. Menu - Bob's
World Famous Pork Loin with all the trimmings for a cost of $ 12.00 per person. Please call President Doug Starks at 217-352-3321 and leave reservation information on his answering machine.

Ansar Shrine Fall Ceremonial and Hot Sands is December 5, 2009. All Ceremonial Activities will be at Ansar Shrine Center. A complete schedule is available in your current issue of the Ansars Magazine.

Ansar Classic Cars Christmas Party will be on Sunday evening, December 6, 2009, at the Route 66 Motel and Convention Center, 630 E. Joseph St., Springfield. Social Hour with a cash bar starts at 6pm. A buffet style dinner will be served starting at 7pm. Cost for dinner is $ 20.00 per person. There will be a meeting after the meal, including installation of 2010 Officers. There will be a $ 5.00 gift exchange ( guys buy for guys, gals buy for gals ). Please make your reservations by November 25 to Lee Dewhirst at 217-623-5322, or Craig Fanning at 217-498-7404.

Illini Shrine Club Hog Raffle - Four chances to win Half a Hog, processed any way you want it at Dutch Valley Meats in Chesterville, Illinois. Tickets are $ 10.00 each and four winners will be drawn on December 12, 2009. As any Illini Shrine Club member for tickets. Proceeds from this raffle are for the benefit of Illini Shrine Club and are not deductible as Charitable Contributions.

Ansar December Stated Meeting Dinner - Friday, December 18, 2009 at Ansar Shrine Center. 5pm Social, 6pm, Dinner, 7pm Ladies Program. Menu - Choice of Pot Roast or Baked Chicken, Baked Carrots, Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls, Tossed Salad, and Desserts. Your Hosts - David and Gloria Reynolds. Reservations Required - Walk Ins are difficult to accommodate. Make Your reservations to Ansar Center at 217-525-1771.

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