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Central Oregon Shrine Club

Description

The Central Oregon Shrine Club has been serving Central Oregon for over 30 years. With over 60 members, our club is one of the more active Shrine Clubs in Oregon. We have provided assistance to several hundred Central Oregon children in need of care and treatment.

The main purpose of all Shriner’s is to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children and to help identify and refer children who are in need. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children® and receive all services at no cost to the child or their family.

Officers

President - William Randsdal
Vice President - Dick Sewell
Treasurer - Ande Stearns
Secretary - Dale Claypool
Chaplain - Wayne Simpson
East West Representative - Terry Griffith

Meeting Time

First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM. Bend Elks Lodge

Location

Bend Elks Lodge

Events and Activities

Bend Christmas Parade
Shriners Run For a Child

Website

http://www.centraloregonshriners.org


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Noble Terry Griffith, High Priest & Prophet
June 2018

Cold Sands + Central Oregon E/W Banquet

Two new Nobles were initiated in a Cold Sands on May 2nd, just preceding the Central Oregon Players Banquet in Bend. Noble Dan Johnson and Noble Jason Smith took their obligations and received their Fez during the Ceremony, which was attend by 40 nobles and their families. This was the first Cold Sands for the Central Oregon Shrine Club. The Last Ceremonial was held in Bend was held several decades ago during the height of the wood products industry.

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Immediately following the Cold Sands, Central Oregon Shrine Club held their annual E/W All-star Banquet, honoring two players, two alternates, an honorary co-captain and a Hospital Ambassador. Over 70 people attended the banquet which included a presentation regarding the E/W selection process and forthcoming activities.

A grateful thank you goes out to IS Art Hermanson & 1st Lady Lynn, Chief Rabban Todd Weedman, Assistant Rabban Carl Thompson, 1st Ceremonial Master Curtis Hanson, Marshall Mel DeHut & Lady Velna, Outer Guard Larry Evey & Lady Sylvia and Outer Guard Bill Quier for attending this very special occasion.


Noble Terry Griffith, High Priest & Prophet
April 2018

FEZ Lunch, Central Oregon style.

Marketing our “Brand” is the responsibility of every Shriner, throughout Shrinedom! The Fez Lunch is not a new thing and has been very positive for the Portland area. In an effort to get our “Brand” out, the Central Oregon Shrine Club, under the direction of Vice President Lee Ransdall, has started doing a Fez Lunch. This first one was held at Worthy Brewing in Bend. We had a total of nine fez’ there and the fellowship and food was great. I hear that the adult beverages were equally good!

The most important aspect of this lunch was the looks we got walking into, from and while eating.

The young woman who waited on us had no idea what the Shriners were and got an appropriate lesson in Shriners. She was extremely thankful for what we do and we walked away with another “Friend of Shriners.” Another added benefit is that it allows us to talk about the Shriners Run For A Child, held in Bend – more advertising.

Central Oregon Shrine Club

Further Fez Lunches include 10 Barrel Brewing, as well as visiting some of the sponsors for the Run. We also hope to expand our lunches out to the neighboring cities in Central Oregon. Let us know when you will be in town and hopefully, you can join us. But remember, wear your FEZ!


2017

Terry Griffith, First Ceremonial Master
December 2017

The Central Oregon Shriners Run For A Child completed its 5th season this year and has found a new home for the donations and sponsorships. With the guidance of Kathy Krueger Park, Director of Development at the Shriners Hospital for ChildrenPortland, the Run For A Child has chosen the Motion Analysis Clinic as our partner, with a donation of $20,000.

The Motion Analysis Clinic is utilized to assist the treatment team in deciding on the best course of action to help a child’s mobility. The Clinic utilizes innovative technology to input the movement of the patient into a computer that creates a 3D image of their movement. This is accomplished by placing numerous reflective nodes in strategic locations on the patient and then utilizing infrared cameras to capture the motion. This allows for interpretation of pre-surgical movement and how best to address the treatment.

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This is the only clinical pediatric motion analysis clinic in Oregon and one of four on the west coast (three of which are at our neighboring Shriners Hospitals). Over 500 patients utilize the services of the Motion Analysis Clinic on an annual basis.

A new program has been created to address the nutrition of our surgical patients, pre and postoperative. It has been identified that there is a growing trend of malnutrition among our patients, to the point that surgeries are being postponed until the child’s nutrition status improves. It is imperative that these children receive the nutrition necessary to not only prepare for surgery but for following surgery.

The Shriners Run For A Child is excited to be the first benefactor to help with this program by donating $5,000 and look forward to doing more next year.


Noble Terry Griffith
January 2018

The 2017 Bend Christmas Parade included the Central Oregon Shrine Club, including Past Potentates Dave Johnson and John Nerski. There was a great turnout of Shriners, including 9 cart drivers, several Shriner patients and numerous supporters of the Shriners Run For A Child, who braved the frigid temperatures. The community embraced the Shriners and a cart load of thank you’s could be heard as the Shriner contingent passed.

Following the parade IS Dave Johnson, PP and Lady Lynn hosted a warm up Oasis, complete with chili and corn bread. Several of our new Nobles were initiated to not only driving the carts but doing it under adverse conditions. All said they enjoyed it and are looking for more participation.

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2017

Terry Griffith, First Ceremonial Master
December 2017

The Central Oregon Shriners Run For A Child completed its 5th season this year and has found a new home for the donations and sponsorships. With the guidance of Kathy Krueger Park, Director of Development at the Shriners Hospital for ChildrenPortland, the Run For A Child has chosen the Motion Analysis Clinic as our partner, with a donation of $20,000.

The Motion Analysis Clinic is utilized to assist the treatment team in deciding on the best course of action to help a child’s mobility. The Clinic utilizes innovative technology to input the movement of the patient into a computer that creates a 3D image of their movement. This is accomplished by placing numerous reflective nodes in strategic locations on the patient and then utilizing infrared cameras to capture the motion. This allows for interpretation of pre-surgical movement and how best to address the treatment.

Shriners Run for a Child

This is the only clinical pediatric motion analysis clinic in Oregon and one of four on the west coast (three of which are at our neighboring Shriners Hospitals). Over 500 patients utilize the services of the Motion Analysis Clinic on an annual basis.

A new program has been created to address the nutrition of our surgical patients, pre and postoperative. It has been identified that there is a growing trend of malnutrition among our patients, to the point that surgeries are being postponed until the child’s nutrition status improves. It is imperative that these children receive the nutrition necessary to not only prepare for surgery but for following surgery.

The Shriners Run For A Child is excited to be the first benefactor to help with this program by donating $5,000 and look forward to doing more next year.


Terry Griffith, First Ceremonial Master
June 2017

SHRINERS NIGHT AT 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 Fez’ 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.

Central Oregon Shrine Club

Red Robin allows the COSC to come into their business and greet their customers and share the history 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.

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.

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Noble Terry Griffith
May 2017

Deschutes Brewery, a common label among beer drinkers and based in Bend, has entered into a partnership with the Central Oregon Shrine Club with their Community Pints Program. During the month of April, on every Tuesday, the Deschutes Brewery Pub in downtown Bend will donate $1 for every pint of beer sold. These proceeds will be combined with the net proceeds from the Shriners Run For A Child and will be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland to help with unfunded programs.

This provides us with a platform to get out into the community, don the Fez and be seen. The interaction has been very positive with the 8-10 Shriners attending, every Tuesday from 5p-7p.(I have also been told that the beer is quite good). We have visited with several Shriner Families including a family returning from the Hospital, with their child, who were very appreciative. Another mother and daughter visited with us and they are preparing for their first visit to the Hospital and yet another past patient thanked us for changing their life. Nothing could be more rewarding than seeing the results of the services the Hospital provides. At the end of the day, that is what we are working for, the children.


Noble Terry Griffith
April 2017

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Shriners Night at the Red Robin in Bend:

The Central Oregon Shrine Club has created a partnership with the Red Robin Restaurant in the Old Mill District, in Bend, to raise money for the COSC Shriners Run for a Child. All net proceeds from the Run will go to the Shriners Hospital for Children® - Portland to help with unfunded programs. Red Robin will donate 20% of their intake from the food they sell on MAY 1st, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m...

Last year we had a good turnout of Shriners wearing their Fez’ which was a great opportunity to advertise our organization. It also lead to several conversations about the Shriners and a few donations. It is important to take every chance we have to get out in the public and share information with our neighbors about the Shriners and the Hospital. In this instance, it is also used to advertise the Shriners Run for a Child which will be held in Bend on August 12th.


Noble Dick Hancock
March 2017

Nasty weather and impassible roads caused us to cancel our January meeting. It was pretty frustrating to cancel the first meeting since becoming club President.

The February meeting nearly met the same fate, as a unexpected storm dumped five inches of new snow on Central Oregon on Feb 7th, our meeting date but determination and careful driving made the meeting happen.

This was our Farmers Appreciation Dinner at which we thank all the farmers and other contributors who help make the October Food Caravan a success.

Illustrious Sir Ron Gamble, Chief Rabban Art Hermanson and 1st Ceremonial Master Terry Griffith and their ladies honored us with their presence and, dispensing with head table protocol, were seated with our contributors and their families. The Prime Rib and Stuffed Chicken Breast prepared and served by Wild Winds Station in Madras were outstanding. Wild Winds is owned by a former Portland Hospital patient and I think the outstanding meal might have been a little payback. We will be returning there for sure!

The Potentate presented our farmers with certificates from the hospital, recognizing the outstanding service they have provided over the past thirteen years. Recognition was particularly made of Macy Farms, who have donated over 100,000 pounds of potatoes over the years. They also informed me at the meeting that they have a few thousand pounds ready right now to haul over to the warehouse. Time to drag out my faithful crew and get to work. I have three sons, John, Preston and Nick who have strong backs and have faithfully helped the club for years.

Central Oregon is proud to have a player and an alternate selected for the East-West Football game to be held in Baker City in August. Mack Little of Culver will be playing and Jacob Gurney of Sisters will be an alternate. Payton Gregory of Redmond will be returning as East Co-Captain and Cambrie Lagao, East Queen in 2015 will be returning as 2017 East Queen. We will be having these great kids and their families as our dinner guests in the near future.

Work is under way on the Bend Run For A Child to be held August 12th at Riverbend Park in Bend. Going into its fifth year it will be bigger and better. Last year netted $21,200 for the hospital and we hope to do better this year. A lot of work by a lot of people but well worth the effort. 1st Ceremonial Master Terry Griffith is the sparkplug for the event and really makes things happen.

Peace and safe travels to all, until next month.


2016

Noble Terry Griffith
July 2016

Central Oregon Shrine Club held its first ever local partnership with Red Robin Burgers and Brews, in the Old Mill District of Bend in May. This event proved to be very worthwhile with a very sizable turnout (workers said they have never been so busy for a Monday night). A huge thanks goes to all the Shriners that brought their Fez’ and came out for the evening. We also had our E/W player, Chance Halley, along with Payton Gregory (honorary co-captain) and of course Zach Henneous, our Run Ambassador. All chipped in and helped make this a booming success!

Just getting the Shriners out in public and talking with the patrons was a great move. Many people contacted us, saying that they didn’t know we were still around and were very supportive of the Hospital. Several came up and told us they had been a Shriner patient or had a family member who was. That made the whole evening very much worthwhile.

Red Robin donated 20% of the two hour proceeds and we ended up with over $600, plus the opportunity to visit with lots of local people. This donation was given to the Shriners Run For A Child, which all net proceeds will go to the Hospital. Red Robin-Bend has been very supportive. This will become an annual event for the Run.


Noble Terry Griffith
Central Oregon Shrine Club Players Banquet

Central Oregon held its Players Banquet at their April meeting at the Juniper Golf Club in Redmond. We had a great turnout with almost 40 people attending the banquet. Chance Halley, our player from Sisters High School, attended along with his family, which he introduced. They enjoyed the opportunity to meet with local Shriners and was very eager to learn about Shriners and what was in store during player pick up and the E/W Game.

Pictured: Noble Terry Griffith with player Chance Halley.

Central Oregon Shrine Club

Also attending the banquet was honorary Co-Captain Payton Gregory and his family. Payton has been active with the Central Oregon Shriners Run For A Child as well as participating with COSC in the Bend Christmas Parade. He and his family enjoyed the evening and visiting with the Shriners.

Zach Henneous, past honorary co-captain for several years was also invited and attended. Zach has been very active with our Club and is well known as one of our Shriner “kids.” He will also be serving as our Shriners Run For A Child Ambassador for this year, participating in many activities, including attending the E/W game, and promoting the Run.

It was a very exciting and rewarding event by having these young people and their families participate.


Noble Terry Griffith
May 2016

Central Oregon Shriners Run For A Child has created a partnership with Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews in the Old Mill District in Bend to raise awareness and dollars for the Shriners Hospital for Children. With a little effort and a willing manager at Red Robin, they have agreed to have a “ Shriners Night at Red Robin.” 20% of their meal will be donated to the Shriners Run For A Child, if the patron asks. There is nothing that the patron needs to pay, outside of their regular bill. This is a great opportunity to show the local area that Shriners are alive and well in Bend. Additionally, we will have several of our “Shriner kids” on hand to visit with the patrons and to hand out our information pertaining to our Run in August.

This will be a great pre-event for the Run and we will have a registration table set up for the Run as well as accepting donations. All proceeds will be placed into the Shriners Run For A Child which in-turn all net proceeds from the Run will be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children. In talking with several of our Shriners patients, they are excited to help. Through our advertising on facebook, we have also identified additional children who are Shriner patients, who want to attend.

If you are going to be close to Bend on May 16th, bring your Fez and come join the festivities. We will begin at 5:30p and end at 7:30p. Not only are we hoping to raise funds but also to see if we can maybe find some good candidates who are interested in Shriners (Masonry) or at least “Friends of Shriners.”

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Noble Terry Griffith
January 2016

It is 35 degrees, the wind is blowing, there is snow on the ground and we are in Bend. What a perfect setting for the Bend Christmas Parade and an excellent opportunity to promote Shriners and COSC’s Shriner’s Run For A Child. A small handful of COSC members bundled up and came out for an outstanding parade. Although it was miserable conditions and freezing cold, the warm welcome we received, warmed us right up.

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Shriner patient, held on right, and her family, also Friends of Shriners. Several of our “Friends Of Shriners” turned out on that cold day to help decorate our entry including two of our Shriner Patients. It was great having them there and without the continued help of our Friends Of Shriners, this and our Run For A Child would not be possible. We are planning on using our Friends of Shriners more in the future and will definitely include them in working on our entry, next year for the Bend Christmas Parade.

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Friends of Shriners staying warm.

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2015

Noble Terry Griffith
December 2015
Shriners Run For a Child

The 3rd Annual Shriners Run For A Child, hosted by the Central Oregon Shrine Club, was held in Bend, in the Old Mill District, the weekend after Baker City East/West game. The day was beautiful and the participants ready, when they arrived for the beginning of the Run. There were 12 booths including Haggen Grocery Stores, along with their “Otter” Mascot.

This year we expanded the “Family Area” to include a Shriner cutout, where everyone could be a Shriner. We also had kids kits donated by Lowes, where kids could build their own project and take home. Next year, we are planning on expanding the Family Area and centering on an “Old Fashion Family Carnival” in conjunction with the 5 & 10K runs.

We continue to expand our Friends of Shriners program and this event would not be possible without these volunteers. These are individuals who share the same passion that we do for our Hospital. They come from all walks of life and are eager to join in to help support the Shriners Hospital for Children.

A new addition this year, was the Silent Auction, which was very successful. There were several “baskets” loaded with items, including several weekends to the Oregon coast, as well as a golf get-away to Brasada Ranch in Central Oregon, and an escape to the Oregon Gardens and Willamette Valley Vineyards. The Silent Auction was enjoyed by all with several bidding wars and last minute surprise bids. Many thanks to Lady Laura Pinckney and her volunteers for such hard work and dedication.

We are very excited that our goal was met and we were able to give to the Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland $17,000. This money is earmarked for the Sports and Recreation Program, allowing past and present patients the opportunity to experience outdoor, as well as indoor, adventures.

Efforts are already underway for the 2016, 4th Annual Shriners Run For A Child. It will be held the Saturday following the East/West Game in Baker City. Come to Bend for an Old Fashioned Family Carnival and FREE participants BBQ. Mark your calendars for August 13th, 9am Riverbend Park, in the Old Mill District of Bend.

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Noble Dick Hancock
April 2015

The Harvest Moon, in Culver, was the site of the annual Farmers Appreciation Dinner hosted by The Central Oregon Shrine Club. The dinner honors those farmers and others who contribute to the Shriners Hospital Food Caravan which passes through the area each October.

Contributions from the local area includes potatoes from Macy Farms, garlic from H and T Farms, apples from Kimberly Orchards and pumpkins and winter squash from Smith Rock Ranch. Sacks and packing materials are provided by Madras Farm Company. In the twelve years the program has been working in the Culver area, nearly $100,000 worth of food has been contributed.

In addition to food, Smith Rock Ranch has been the provider of pumpkins for the hospital Halloween Party for the past five years.

Also honored was Noble Larry Easter of Madras who was presented with a plaque thanking him for his many years of fund raising for the hospital. To many people in the Madras area, Noble Easter is the face of the Shrine. His work with raffles, parades and many other Shrine activities have made him “Mr. Shriner”.

Contact Dick Hancock, 541-815-4577 for further information.


Noble Dick Hancock
March 2015

The Harvest Moon, in Culver, was the site of the annual Farmers Appreciation Dinner hosted by The Central Oregon Shrine Club. The dinner honors those farmers and others who contribute to the Shriners Hospital Food Caravan which passes through the area each October.

Contributions from the local area includes potatoes from Macy Farms, garlic from H&T Farms, apples from Kimberly Orchards and pumpkins and winter squash from Smith Rock Ranch. Sacks and packing materials are provided by Madras Farm Company. In the twelve years the program has been working in the Culver area, nearly $100,000 worth of food has been contributed.

In addition to food, Smith Rock Ranch has been the provider of pumpkins for the hospital Halloween Party for the past five years.

Also honored was Noble Larry Easter of Madras who was presented with a plaque thanking him for his many years of fund raising for the hospital. To many people in the Madras area, Noble Easter is the face of the Shrine. His work with raffles, parades and many other Shrine activities have made him “Mr. Shriner”.

Contact Dick Hancock, 541-815-4577 for further information.


IS Dave Johnson
January 2015

COSC installed its 2015 Officers on Tuesday, December 16. Installing officers were IS Dave Johnson and Outer Guard Bill Quier (not shown).Noble Dale Claypool was installed as President along with Vice President Ande Stearns and Secretary/Treasurer Bob Helton.

COSC installed its 2015 Officers


Noble Terry Griffith
November 2014

IS Dave Johnson was presented with the signed Game Ball by the E/W Committee Chair, Bill Quier, at the recent October Central Oregon Shrine Meeting. Along with the game ball, he was also presented the Champion Award for the “Market Rabbit” he purchased. This has been a yearly tradition for several years, where the Potentate gives money towards the purchase of the rabbit. In the picture (l-r) Bill Quier, chair E/W Committee, IS Dave Johnson and Dave Stephenson, President COSC.

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COSC is also hosting a Donkey Basketball Game on November 22, 2014 and will be held at the Redmond High School. Last year we had a great turnout and this year we are hoping for a larger event. A team from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will square off against the against the Crook County SO, seeking revenge from their last years, loss.

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