Mid-Columbia Shrine Club
The Al Kader Clubs are a local presence for Shriners.
Noble Fred Wendt, Outer Guard
Mid Columbia had a very successful year involving its members.
Activities included parade participation, fund raisers and
attendance in their Blue Lodges.
Their local parade and fund raisers are always well supported by
the community. Led by Bob Wagenblast, local merchants were
encouraged to donate to the advertisement in the East-West
Shrine Game book. Many times, Bob was among the top solicitors
for this Shrine Game fund raiser. His love for the Shrine and
dedication to fund raising, will be missed with his passing. A local
restaurant (Windseeker) has opened their doors to help with their
main fund raiser of oysters and clam dinners in April which brings
in a couple thousand dollars.
The Club has donated most of its money each year to the
transportation fund and shrine hospital with this last year
dedicating some of funds to the volunteer areas at the hospital
along with food to the kitchen and steer auction at the East-West
The average attendance for meetings (Tuesday breakfast) this
year were 10 -18 with most being Nobles from Washington and
Oregon. Each noble is called by the Secretary (Wally Wolf) as a
reminder of the meeting two days in advance. Next year's officers
will be installed in January.