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COSC February Oasis News

From the President – Noble Dick Hancock
I recently attended the training provided by the Temple for new Club Presidents. It was very informative and motivated me to try to be a more effective leader.

Our February meeting will be our annual “Thank You” to our farmers and food caravan contributors. It will be held on Tuesday, February 7th, at Wild Winds Station, 107 NE Cedar Street, in Madras. It is immediately south of Safeway and in the same block as Les Schwab Tires. Social Hour is 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:30 PM. The menu is your choice qf Prime Rib or Stuffed Breast of Chicken. Cost is $22.00 including gratuity. If you have not been contacted by your area representative by February first, please call me at 541-815-4577 for reservations.

Our new Potentate, Illustrious Sir Ron Gamble will be attending, possibly with some representatives from the Hospital.

From Noble Terry Griffith – Al Kader 1st Ceremonial Master
Run For A Child
2017 is here and thus begins the new year for the Run. That means organizational meetings, contacting old sponsors for renewals and more importantly going after new sponsors. We already have Lifetime Windows, Kendall Toyota and Dutch Brothers committed. It is always an exciting time, getting out and contacting new business owners and generally spreading the word about the Shriners but more importantly our Hospital and our kids. If you know of a business, or are someplace that you think would be a great fit for the Run, let me know. I would be more than happy to contact them.

Last year was a great year for the Run. With all of our sponsors and other methods of raising money, we were able to give the Hospital $21,200. That was a substantial increase over the previous year. The Run is a very coordinated effort by a large number of people, and most definitely a team effort. If it weren’t for everyone pitching in and our Friends of Shriners, this wouldn’t be successful. We have some changes coming for this year; an expanded beer garden, additional help from Al Kader, expanded children’s activities and hopefully more sponsors. Our goal is to exceed last year’s contribution to the Hospital.

East/West Meeting
COSC hosted the January meeting of the E/W Committee on the 27th and 28th in Bend. A huge thanks goes to Lynn & Dave Johnson for organizing the Oasis at the Sleep Inn. Also, a big thanks to Dale & Kay Nelson, Bob Banta, John Pinckney and Jim Michaelis for attending and helping out. The members of the Committee greatly appreciated the Oasis and expressed their gratitude.

The meeting on Saturday was to select players and alternates, as well as Queens and co-captains. With over 170 nominations, the coaches had a big job, but made their selections. We will have one player, Mack Little, from Culver and one alternate, Jacob Gurney, from Sisters. COSC will also be sponsoring a co-captain again this year. Payton Gregory will be returning for a second year as co-captain.

We will also have the pleasure of having a Queen in our area, who is actually going to be sponsored by the Baker County Shrine Club. Cambrie Lagao, resides in Sisters, and was the 2015 East Queen and was sponsored by COSC at that time. In May, we will be inviting our players, Queen and co-captain and their families to join us for a hosted banquet in their honor.

Fez Trailer Reconditioning
The Fez trailer is in need of painting. I have contacted Commercial Powder Coating in Bend, and they have agreed to powder coat the trailer for under $500! This means that it will never need to be painted again . We also have a Friend of Shriners that has a plasma cutter, and will create new signs for the trailer.

The only issue is that the Fez portion and all the wiring and wood needs to be removed. So, I am looking for volunteers, and specifically a place where we can off-load the Fez while it is being powder coated. If you know of someplace we can use, that has an enclosed area and a lift or tractor, please let me know. It would be nice to begin working on it this month, so it will be ready to go for parade season.

 

COSC December Oasis News – 2016

FROM THE PRESIDENT – Noble John Pinckney Greetings! Tuesday, December 6th is our next meeting and Christmas party along with Installation of Officers for the coming year. So, put on your ugliest Christmas sweater or best party wear and join us for a traditional Christmas dinner and good time. Social hour begins at 5:30, and,Continue Reading

COSC October Oasis News – 2016

FROM THE PRESIDENT – Noble John Pinckney Greetings, We are so pleased that Noble Larry Easter has played such a leadership role in raising money for our Club! This year he sold $3059 in Beef Raffle tickets for the Central Oregon Shrine Club fundraiser. And, in the last four years he led the effort inContinue Reading

COSC May Oasis News – 2016

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE by Noble John Pinckney We look forward to seeing you at the Central Oregon Shrine Club meeting on May 3…same time as always at the Juniper Golf Club in Redmond. Remember the Club will pay for any guests that you bring. In anticipation of upcoming Mother’s Day (May 8,) we will have a surprise honoring all the Ladies.Continue Reading

COSC February Oasis News – 2016

FROM THE PRESIDENT What’s new this year at the Central Oregon Shrine Club? Come to the dinner meeting on February 2 and enjoy a good meal with friends and find out what the New Year and active members bring to our Club. Noble Vice President Dick Sewell will preside with presentations from Noble Terry Griffith on a Great AdventureContinue Reading

COSC October Oasis News

FOOD CARAVAN — 2015 The 2015 Annual Food Caravan is quickly approaching, and each of you should have received an appeal letter. On October 17th, the Prineville group will load up the Food from Erickson’s Thriftway in Prineville and meet at the Bend Masonic Lodge at 8am. From they we will caravan over the SantiamContinue Reading

COSC July Oasis News

President’s Message The July meeting will be at my house. It will be an outdoor picnic with fun and games. The Dinner (Picnic) is at 6:30 with social hour starting at 5:30. Bring a date (your wife or girlfriend – not a good idea to bring both). Casual dress. Please bring a folding chair too!Continue Reading

COSC November Oasis News

Message from the President Dear Nobles and Ladies, As of last Saturday the 18th, we completed the 60th Annual Food Caravan, and it was outstanding! The only downside was, that most of our caravan had to pass by the scene of an accident which took the lives of 3 out of 4 members of aContinue Reading

COSC October Oasis News

Presidents Message Dear Nobles & Ladies, We had a great turnout for our September meeting. Lt. Darren McMasters, from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was not only informative but entertaining. We want to thank him for taking his time to bring us up to speed on the scams out there that target people in ourContinue Reading

COSC July Oasis News

Presidents Message Dear Nobles and Ladies, WOW, when our Silver Arrow Patrol Captain, Noble Dale Nelson calls for a cart maintenance day, he gets response! We had 9 drivers/members here! (It’s true, many hands make light work) I think everyone actually had a pretty good time. I was planning to list everyone’s names who came,Continue Reading