Al Kader Oasis Newsletter May 2017
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Al Kader Oasis Newsletter May 2017
May 2017
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Lady Velna DeHut
March 2017

A Cool Brisk morning for the Brunch meeting of the Caravaners at Al Kader Shrine Center with around 30 members in attendance, enjoying a great meal and fellowship.

Camping Socials and Parade events were planned, non-fading RV Decals are ready for purchase. 2017 Officers were installed by our IS Potentate Ron Gamble.

Pres. Noble Ernie Winterton email seadoc@colton.com - Phone 503-824-5387; Vice President Noble Bob Swan; Secretary Noble Mel DeHut; Treasurer Noble Fred Hardin.

Please mark your calendar for upcoming events and other Club/Unit activities and participate, visit and support our Potentate IS Ron Gamble.

Special Campout at Sisters Creekside RV Campgrounds for Aug 11-12 weekend of Bend’s “Run-For-A-Child” come join the festivities in OLD TOWN by the Deschutes River-give a helping hand to 1st. Ceremonial Master Noble Terry Griffith and Lady Debbie, after the Run there is the Bar-B-Q, Games for the kids, Silent Auction, Beer Garden, and many town activities. The town fills up fast make your reservation on line at ASAP at www.ci.sisters.or.us cost around $50 a night, and about 30 min. from Bend. Motels also available BOOK Now.

Are YOU looking for a fun Group to travel-camp and socialize with? Then look no farther Here We Are, the Caravaners contact Pres. Ernie or Sec. Mel DeHut for further information, we would love to have YOU!


January 2017

Al Kader Shriners Caravaners Club


2016

Noble Dave Simpson
January 2016

As I write this column, it is about 2 1/2 weeks before our first meeting as Caravaners. We do all elections at that meeting on 3 January - two weeks after this needs to be turned into the Oasis for publication, so I can’t list the new officers yet.

We will be electing both a new secretary and treasurer this year.

I want to take this time to personally think I.S. Dan Moyer and Hap Baldwin for their long time service to the Caravaners. We will know at the meeting in January who our new officers are, and I’ll report to you in the February Oasis.

I want to take this time to wish all Nobles and their families a very happy and prosperous new year. I have been associated with several clubs and units for the past 7 or 8 years, both big and small in size. I have always found that the Nobles and Ladies were more than willing to “get involved” and get the job done - whatever it took. I will always be thankful for the help and support I have received.

While thinking about the New Year, I am reminded of a quote from Harrison Ford which is very applicable to me. He said: “You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.”

HAVE A VERY PROSPEROUS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.


2015

Noble Dave Simpson
December 2015

Remember January 3rd is our regular meeting and election of officers. It will start at 11:30 and a great time will be had by all.

Remember, we only have 3 meetings PER YEAR, and it is important to attend this one so we may receive your input for the upcoming year.

I am giving notice early as the January issue of the Oasis will not be out in time for notice in January.

November was a very busy month for all, and December is shaping up to be equally busy. Let me take this time to:

WISH ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY PROSPEROUS 2016!


Noble Dave Simpson
November 2015

We have been trying to make a decision as to weather or not we would have a “last - just for fun” campout. I have received some input and have had discussions with other Caravaners regarding this matter.

So here is what I am proposing. How about a trip to 7 Feathers Casino in Canyonville? I am thinking about the 3rd week in November, and it can be during the week if most folks want that instead of a weekend. And get this... It is only about an additional hour South to the new In-NOut burger in Medford. We got a chance to visit one on our recent trip to California, and it was definitely worth it. Just think, only an hour away instead of a 4 or 5 hour drive from Portland. Sound interesting?

Anyway, I need to hear from anyone interested in taking this “last” campout. I will be happy to call the RV park and make arrangements, but I need to know in advance if you are interested or not.

Please EMAIL me at davesimpson.2222@gmail. Com and we can make final arrangements.

If there is not enough interest in going, we will not have a final outing it goes without saying that this is open to all (Caravaners or not) and even to those who may want to “hotel” it.

I believe that this is a chance to share some quality time with those with whom we enjoy spending time together. If you agree, let me know - I’m awaiting your answers.


Noble Dave Simpson
September 2015

Congratulations Caravaners!

Once again we had a very successful breakfast at Baker City on Friday morning.

My sincere thanks go to JB Dick and his lady Linda for all their help. Linda coordinated most of the kitchen activities and JB was one of the chief cook and bottle-washers for the entire event.

We served 137 people and although that was substantially less than last year, we still managed to raise $604.00 for the Shrine Hospital. As she usually does, Carey (the owner of the RV park) gave us a check for $150.00. She also made arrangements for any Shriner who stayed at the park to receive free use of the Wi-Fi for the weekend. In addition to that, her staff helped move tables, which we needed to ser ve the breakfast, and relocate them after, at no cost to us. We are indeed fortunate to have such a relationship, thank you Carrie.

Folks I must say, as president of the Caravaners it is so wonderful to note that all I need to do is ask. There will constantly be a source of workers that can and will get down and do the “dirty” work that needs to be done to put on any successful venture.

We had members from several different clubs and units that helped and even had volunteers from other groups who were not directly associated with the Caravaners, that pitched in and did a wonderful job. To all those people I say “thank you.” We are looking for ward to even more participation next year, and hopefully additional folks will come to Baker City to enjoy all the activities.

We didn’t get a chance to discuss the final camp out possibility. So once again, I am asking each of you, to send me an email with your ideas. Do you want a final campout? Can you give us any idea as to an enjoyable RV spot that you have visited that we might want to consider. Please give us your input so we can make an informed decision.

Again, thanks to all for the help and support you have given me.

I very much appreciate it!


Noble Dave Simpson
August 2015

Congratulations Caravaners!

We had a wonderful turnout at Tillamook this year. Seven rigs - and for the first time, a “tent” camper, stayed overnight at the fairgrounds. We had a great time and went as a group twice to Restaurants in the area. After the parade, our second meeting of the year and Oasis was held. As usual, we had more food and “goodies” than we could eat, BUT we all tried our best to eat it all. We want to continue to have the fairgrounds hold the spaces for us, and I am sure they appreciate the support - I know I do! PLEASE PLAN TO BRING YOUR RIGS TO TILLAMOOK NEXT YEAR - nothing like a year’s “advance notice” to get this on your calendar.

I want to thank Noble Mel DeHut (and Lady Velna who did all the work) for filling in as secretary for the meeting as Dan and Jennifer were unable to attend due to illness. Our treasure Hap and his lady Patty, had a previous engagement and couldn’t stay for the meeting but did present a written treasures report. The minutes of the meeting should have been distributed before you read this.

I need your input about the idea of having a “last campout” for the year. The Caravaners have always existed to help and support The Potentate during parades, but I believe that we need to have a get together just for the fun of it, and to enjoy each other’s’ company. Several ideas were discussed including 7 Feathers casino, Spirit Mountain casino or a RV park in Wheeler. Do you know of a camp ground that you have visited and was very enjoyable? Maybe we should consider going there? We will have a discussion of this at Baker City and a decision will take place so please give this some thought and bring your ideas to the Baker City meeting. This could happen maybe in October or November and maybe happen during the week (if you aren’t working) rather than on the weekend to give us more time flexibility.


Noble Dave Simpson
June 2015

It looks like things are coming together for the Tillamook camp out and our second Caravaners meeting for the year. Chie and I will be going on Thursday, and so are several other folks. We will plan on a get-together Thursday evening and go to a restaurant in the area as a group (to give the ladies a nite off). Please let me know how many are coming with you (on Thursday) so I can make reservations and fi nd a place which can accommodate us all.

I am also planning “Friday Nite Movie Under the Stars” where we can all get together and enjoy each other ( subject to my “technical skill”). I plan on screening a movie which will be suitable for the entire family -and I believe you will enjoy. This is open to all who care to attend. If you are planning on staying in a motel, but are still coming in Friday evening, please feel free to join us.

I am tentatively planning a general meeting and Oasis ( pot-luck) for Saturday after the parade. If you are driving down just for the Parade, please join us before going back home. We will need to elect a new Treasurer, and decide if we want a “just for fun” final campout. I promise it will be a short - short meeting.

By the way, for those of you who were not at the Ceremonial, our own I.S. Tom made a surprise appearance - I cannot describe the pleasure and outright joy we all felt being able to see him again in such a short time after his illness. He told me that he “ felt it was important for him to be there” to welcome the new Candidates. We are so fortunate to have such a man as our leader.

Since I promised our Oasis editor I would get this to him before the 10th is over ( it’s now 11:55 PM on the 10th) I’ll close and email this to him.

Editor’s note: Thanks Dave!


Noble Dave Simpson
May 2015

Great news - I have been informed by our secretary that the “NEW” off the press Caravaners rooster is available. Some have been distributed to members (to cut down on mailing cost) when we have seen them in person and some will be mailed. If you have paid your current dues ($15.00) and have not received yours, please give Dan a call and he will make sure that you get yours. I have been assured that ALL the information is “up to date” but as I have recently found out for myself - things happen. We want to have as much accuracy (did my spell checker guess this word correctly?) as possible, so please check your information and if you need changes we will correct for the next printing. If you email the correct information to me, I will publish that in a future Oasis column, and everybody can make changes.

Are you all planning to camp at the Tillamook parade? I have not had much response yet, but we need to support the Fairgrounds who have been holding the spaces for us for many years. As most of you know, that is the same weekend that the Rodeo is held, and it’s not fair that they continue to hold the spaces for us if we are not going to use them.

Please don’t forget the upcoming “stated” meeting and you will see the updated carpet (yes, the yellow stripe is gone) and new lighting system I think you will be very pleased in the condition of the building, and my “hat” if off to the Divan and how they are doing their job maintaining the building.


Noble Dave Simpson
April 2015

Once again I wanted to remind you of our campout at Tillamook on June 27. As you know this is our second major meeting of the year and for several reasons it’s important that we have a good turnout.

The fairgrounds has reserved several spaces for our use, and has not rented them to other folks up to this point. It is important that we make sure that they continue to hold the spaces for our use and that we support them by attending that weekend.

I’m asking for any ideas that you may have to make this an even more fun and enjoyable two days of camping. Do you have any ideas of what we might be able to do that weekend to make it more enjoyable ...

Please send me an email at davesimpson.2222@ gmail.com and let me know your ideas.

In addition this year I would like to have a an additional camp out someplace. If you have information on a particularly enjoyable campsite or RV park, that you have visited, please send those to me and let me know your experiences - I will compile a list and we can discuss it at Tillamook.

Also, can you please send me an email letting me know that you are planning to attend this year? I would like to get a list together so I’ll have an idea of how many folks we should expect. If you “think” you might be attending, please let me know.

Together, let’s make this a fun Campout.


Noble Dave Simpson
March 2015

I would like to correct an error I made last month by not thanking our immediate past president for the last two years, Noble Mel and his lady Velna, DeHut and the other offi cers who did an outstanding job. Guys, Your efforts are appreciated by one and all - again thank you!

June 27 this year is the Tillamook parade and camp out. I am asking each one of you this year to try to bring your RV’s and spend enjoyable two or three days together. We’ve always had a great time and I would like that to continue. Chie and I usually try to come over on Thursday and spend Thursday evening Friday, and Saturday for the parade and Oasis then return home on Sunday. However, if you have a time constraint, you can come Friday and leave on Sunday.

I would encourage anyone to join us, (tent camping is allowed) as there are shower facilities available. I know it’s not very far away, and it’s not hard to drive over, however, camping is always fun, and it gives us a chance to get together and enjoy each others’ company. I’m going to try to plan an activity that we can all do together, after the Oasis, such as going to the rodeo as a group, or movies under the stars, or visiting an interesting site.

I’m bringing this up early, so that it can be put on your calendar for planning. The Fairgrounds has always kept all spaces available for use of the Shriners, but if we don’t utilize the camp spaces; then we may lose them.

I ask you this year, please make an effort and invite any friends you may know to come along.

If you have any questions I can be reached at davesimpson.2222@gmail.com

Yours in the Faith


I.S. Dan Moyer
February 2015

At the Caravaners Shrine Club Annual Brunch meeting held on January 4, 2015, a new corps of officers was elected and sworn in. Newly installed Potentate, IS Tom Bland did the honors for the following: President, Noble Dave Simpson; VP, Noble Ernie Winterton; Secretary, IS Dan Moyer and Treasurer, Noble Hap Baldwin. The new officers are looking forward to an eventful year with lots of outings and other activities.

After a short discussion, it was agreed to continue three of the traditional camp outs. We will be meeting at Newport, Tillamook and Baker City as we have in past years. Plans include social time, potlucks, parades and some group excursions at those outings. President Dave is looking at other options for outings this year, as well.

Noble JB Dick and Lady Linda are planning an extended RV trip to Banff, Canada, Lake Louise, Glacier National Park and Opheim, MT (birthplace of Noble Hap Baldwin) to follow the festivities at Baker City. Those interested in this fun trip should contact Noble JB for more information.

Our next meeting time and place will be announced in the Oasis and members will be informed via email. New directories are being completed with the addition of current email for both the Nobles and the Ladies.

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Events
05/01   Run For Child
05/08   Stated Meeting
05/09   Blood Drive
05/19   Ceremonial
05/27   DeMolay Conclave
06/01   Grand Lodge
06/10   Saddle Up
07/09   Imperial Session
07/22   Portland Pickles
07/28   Summer PNSA
08/12   Run For Child
08/17   Annual Golf

Shrine Center
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Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

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