Al Kader Oasis Newsletter September 2015
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09/24   The Who Concert
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10/22   Haunted House
10/29   Haunted House
11/07   Chief Rabban Night
11/14   Wild Game Dinner

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Al Kader Oasis Newsletter September 2015
September 2015
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Al Kader Shrine Center
25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

Phone: 503-682-4420
FAX: 503-685-5080

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Noble John Smith, Historian
August 2015

1920-2020
Centennial Birthday
“Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children”

VITAL STATISTICS

Born: June 23, 1920
Birth City: Portland, Or.
Host: Al Kader

Birth Place:
46th Annual Imperial Council Session, A.A.O.N.M.S

Parents: All Nobles attending the meeting at which the vote took place.


1920 Imperial Session Questions

Clues are underlined

1. What local Shrine Temple hosted the session where the concept of a Shriners Hospital was adopted?

2. At what annual (after #46) Imperial Session was the Shrine Hospital system adopted? Where?

3. About how many were predicted to attend the Session? How many actually attended? How many of the 145 Temples were represented?

4. Was I.S. W. Freeland Kendrick the Imperial Potentate that year?

5. What was named after him? Where were they planted?

6. Name the park (now a sports field) at which many 1920 shows were held.

Answers:

(1) Al Kader (2) 47th, Des Moines (3) 60,000, 75,000+ , 145 (4) Yes (5) Rose, Rose Garden (6) Multnomah Field

About the photo: from vintageportland.wordpress.com; This elaborate Arch of Welcome was constructed in the intersection of SW 6th and Alder for the Imperial Session of Shriners in 1920. At that event, members unanimously passed a resolution to establish the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children system. This view is to the north; the top of the Wells-Fargo building can be seen in the distance over the arch.


Noble John Smith, Historian
July 2015

Centennial in 2020

Was Rome built in a day? Did the pyramids just appear one day? They took years – and stand today.

The idea of a Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children took years before it came true. So we should start years before to celebrate the Centennial of that awesome event.

Fact #2

Astoria Shrine Club sent 20 men to the 1920 Session.

Pendleton Shrine Club sent 25-50 mounted paraders.

Fact #3

Over 60,000 Shriners from all over were expected.


Noble John Smith, Historian
June 2015

2020 is Coming to Al Kader!

2020 marks the 100th anniversary since a Shrine Hospital was first approved by the Nobles attending the 1920 Imperial Session hosted by Al Kader. The Temples in Tacoma and Spokane helped. The Shriners “foot was in the door” for healing many “friendless and crippled” children, regardless of race, religion, creed, sex, etc.

Al Kader thus has the responsibility, duty and honor to celebrate that event. That will come in 2020.

Some 1920 items are on display upstairs. Donate or loan 1920 Imperial Session items to Al Kader c/o “History”.

1920 Secret: The first Shriners Hospital began in St. Louis but its construction was delayed so the first to open was in Shreveport.


Noble John Smith, Historian
April 2015

This is the first in a series of Al Kader History Museum articles.

What ever type of Shriner you strive to be, these pages will lead you on a journey across our story in search of those wonderful “Temple Treasures” that help tell Al Kader Shrine’s tale.

You may discover them in a vintage picture (a), a meaningful item (b) or in a revealing text (c).

Regardless of where you may find them, your quest for that elusive final AL KADER SHRINE “oasis” will stop at many refreshing spots along the way. You will find different “stories” at each one. At the end of your caravan across our “desert”, you will discover the place where Al Kader Shrines treasures hide.

Al Kader Shriners Museum History


The Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine was founded in 1872 by a group of 13 men belonging to the Masonic Order. It was originally established to provide fun and fellowship for its members.

Al Kader Past Potentates

Al Kader History Slide Show

On January 3, 1888, Imperial Potentate Sam Briggs granted the dispensation for Al Kader Shrine. On February 15, 1888, members of Islam Shrine conferred the Shrine degrees in Portland, Oregon. There were fourteen original members.

Irving W. Pratt was elected the first Illustrious Potentate on February 15, 1888. Al Kader was the 46th charter and the first in the Pacific Northwest. Pratt’s great grandson, Noble Ard Pratt, is today an active Al Kader Shriner.

By 1900, over 80 Shrine chapters had been established. Since that time, 191 Shrine Centers have been established throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Panama.

The Imperial Council met in Portland, Oregon, in 1920. Al Kader Shriners and their delegation helped to write that indelible page in the Book of Humanity, and thus began the Shriners Hospitals for Children, for it was here that the movement to define our philanthropy began.

Since that time, for over 75 years, more than 700,000 children with orthopedic problems, burns and spinal cord injuries have been treated up to their 18th birthday, in a network of 22 hospitals providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals.

Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. In 1924, the third Shriners hospital opened in Portland on NE 82nd Ave. Sandy Boulevard.

Eventually, it was decided to build a new facility within the Oregon Health Sciences medical complex, overlooking the downtown area from the West Hills, at a capital investment of over $25 million. The new hospital also includes a Research Center and specializes in orthopedic treatment and surgery. We are very fortunate to have one of the Shriners hospitals located in Portland.

In 2004, we celebrated the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Shriners hospital in Portland. The Al Kader Shriners Center was originally located in downtown Portland. In 1993, Al Kader moved the executive offices and Shriners Center to Wilsonville, Oregon, minutes south of the Portland metropolitan area. Our Wilsonville location affords more convenient access from the Interstate 5 freeway system, free parking, large meeting rooms, Harrington Hall, (a large dining hall for social events), and our storage building for most of our Unit’s motorized equipment.

A recently completed memorabilia room within our Center displays the rich history of Al Kader Shriners. You are welcome to visit the room when you visit us.

Nobles, their Ladies and the public are welcome to visit our Shrine Center Office Hours - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday to Friday

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Al Kader Oasis September 2015 Newsletter
September 2015
Oasis Archive

Events
08/30   Al Kader Picnic
09/14   Stated Meeting
09/17   Oktoberfest
09/19   Potentates Trip
09/24   The Who Concert
10/03   Grand Masters Rcp
10/22   Haunted House
10/29   Haunted House
11/07   Chief Rabban Night
11/14   Wild Game Dinner

Al Kader Shrine Center
25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

Phone: 503-682-4420
FAX: 503-685-5080

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