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COSC October Oasis News

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 Santiam (stopping at the rest area) and then at the Mountain View Cafe in Mill City, for breakfast/lunch. From there we will be escorted by the Al Kader Motor Escort on to the Temple in Wilsonville. Once in Wilsonville, the food will be offloaded and we will be free until the Temple Oasis. Most likely we will be having a COSC Oasis in one of the rooms, which will be identified when we arrive.
Remember to make your own hotel reservations as well as your dinner reservations with the Temple.

Dear Nobles,
We are fast approaching our annual Donkey Basketball Tournament between Deschutes County and Crook County. It will take place again at Redmond High School.
Please, please, please put this date on your calendar and plan to show up and support the Central Oregon Shrine Club and our treasured men and women in uniform! You most likely will be called to purchase tickets, please decline! If you buy your tickets at the door the club receives 100% of the gate receipts. There are a lot of things that need to be done so if you feel like volunteering send me an email. Please bring and wear your Fez!

The Letter below was written and sent to the Potenate of Al Kader by Noble Vern Robinson and was submitted for this months’ Oasis:

September 18, 2015
Tom Bland, Potentate
Al Kader Shrine Temple
25700 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

Dear Illustrious Sir,
It has come to my attention that Shriners are now directed to use different wording in their Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag. The present wording for the Pledge is set forth in Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 4 of the United States Code in a law passed by the United States Congress. No distinction is made in the law as to where the Pledge is recited. Any change in these words is, therefore, a violation of Federal Law. I do not believe Shriners should be called upon to violate the Federal Law. I believe this matter should passed on to the Imperial Potentate.

Respectfully submitted.
Vernon W. Robinson, Past President
Central Oregon Shrine Club

I need your help in coming up with articles for the Oasis. Do you have something that is noteworthy for the group, maybe a report on an activity? Write it up and email it to me and I will help put it in.
Terry Griffith — welcorp@bendbroadband.com

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