From the President-Noble Dick Hancock
As you will see in Noble Terry’s submission, we held the 2017 COSC Players Banquet on May 2nd at the Juniper Golf Club in Redmond. This was the best attendance that anyone can remember in recent years. Hats off to all! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 6th. Hope to see you all there.
From Noble Terry Griffith – Al Kader 1st Ceremonial Master
Shriners Night at the Red Robin
The Second Annual Shriners Night at the Red Robin was held in Bend on May 1st. It was an evening of fun, fellowship and great burgers. We had an amazing turnout with 12 Fezzes in the house, including two Past Potentates, IS Dave Johnson and IS John Nerski. Other dignitaries included E/W Queen Cymbrie Lagao and Co-captain and Hospital Ambassador Payton Gregory.
Red Robin allows the COSC to come into their business and greet their customers and share the story of Shriners. For two hours they will donate 20% of their meal purchases for the Shriners Run For A Child, which all net proceeds will go to the Hospital in Portland. It is a very good platform to get the Fez out in public and share our story and the story of the Shriners Hospital for Children, especially having “our” Shriner kids there. We are looking forward to next year.
Thank you to everyone who came for a night out. Great things happen when you wear your Fez; a gentleman walked up and donated $20, a family found out about the Run and said they would be there, Bud Fincham a long time Bend Lodge member and idle COSC member is dusting off his Fez and wants to put in his dues. So good things do happen when you wear your Fez . Special thanks to Noble Jim McNamara who traveled from Crooked River Ranch to spend the evening with us.
Community Pints Partnership
The Community Pints partnership has concluded for this year. What a great opportunity for us to get out in the public and visit with our community. I know it turned a few heads, which is what we want. A huge thank you to everyone who participated, even if it was just to have beer! I received a check last week for $1891, which is what we earned for the Tuesdays in April. That will be a great shot in the arm for the Run For A Child. Again, thanks for your help.
2017 COSC PLAYERS BANQUET
May 2nd was the COSC Players Banquet and was held at the Juniper Golf Course in Redmond. With 50 people attending, it was a great night for our player- Mack Little
from Culver. We also had the honor of having Hospital Ambassador Payton Gregory, who is also the East Honorary Co-Captain, and his family. Royalty was also in the house with East Queen Cymbrie and her family. A short presentation was presented regarding the history of Shriners and the E/W Game and all three were presented with plaques for their achievements. High Priest and Profit Carl Thompson gave the ending remarks, which closed the meeting. What a great evening for Mack and his family.
SILVER ARROW MEMORIAL FUND
Each year there is the opportunity to help the Run For A Child by making a donation in the name of a friend or loved one. This tradition continues on this year with the contributions below. I just want to publicly thank each of you for your continued support for the Run. COSC is making a difference in giving to the Hospital in Portland. I mentioned at the last meeting COSC has been able to give over $60,000 to the Hospital over the past four years! I know of no other Club that can say they have done that. Good job COSC!
Contributor / Remembering
Dale & Kay Nelson / Harold Muhs
Jim McNamara / Art Krantz & Archie Hamby
Marilyn Blume / Pat Elliott
Ambers & Bonnie Thornburgh
Tony & Renate Taylor / Marv Jones
Bob Banta / Alice
Dave & Lynn Johnson / Pat Elliott
If you would like to participate, just let Terry know (503-910-2162). All net proceeds will go to the Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland.
Fez Lunch – Central Oregon
Noble Art Hermanson, Chief Rebban, has started a campaign this year to “Market the Brand” of Shriners. What that means is getting the Fez out in pubic so our community knows that we are here and possibly find some good quality candidates for the Shrine or Mason’s. The Fez lunch is nothing more than getting together with fellow Shriners, wearing your Fez, having lunch and having fun! That’s it! This has been very successful in the Portland area and so I thought, especially after the exposure we got at Deschutes Brewery and Red Robin, that this would be fun to do here in Central Oregon.
We can do our part to support this campaign, but again the bigger picture is to see if we can find interested men to join. (Maybe we will even get a donation or two). The first Fez lunch is still in the works, but will be in June, probably the last week. As I get more information, I will send it out. This will be fun and a great way of showing our support.