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Al Kader Oasis Newsletter April 2017
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Lady Jan Ferlisi
April 2017

February was a great get together – we had 16 ladies and we met at the Olive Garden in Lake Oswego, what a great luncheon and we also had Chief Rabban Art Hermanson and Lady Lynne who came with a wonderful presentation of a For Get Me Not’s sign for the ladies to have at each of their luncheons so people will know who we are. We also collected our yearly dues of $5.00 and gave out new membership cards.

As normal we did a little bit of business and got down to the real reason of the meeting and that was to talk and enjoy visiting with each other. During the talking it was discovered that Tebo’s was going to close and we had scheduled a luncheon there in September, so it was discussed and decided that we would move the luncheon to Tebo’s in March and go to Heidi’s in September. Arrangements were made at the restaurant and that is where we enjoyed our get together on March 22. Everyone is very sorry to hear of the closing of such a long time restaurant.

We will be meeting April 26 at McGrath’s in Milwaukie where we have met in the past and enjoyed our visit.

We also learned that Betty Koessel following the February luncheon fell when she was going home and has been in the King City Rehab center because she cannot walk. We hope she will be up and going soon.

Look forward to seeing you all in April at McGrath’s.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
March 2017

Thank you so much to Ron Gamble, Potentate, and his staff of helpers – We the Forget Me Not’s Ladies had the most wonderful luncheon and program. The tables were beautiful and the food the best. We had a very nice program with Kathy Parks from the Shriners Hospital and Kathy Walliker, Princess Badoura of the Nile and wife of past Potentate Bob Walliker speaking on the Hospital and the Hospital Advertising and donations. Both ladies gave very interesting talks and I know everyone enjoyed the information given.

Al Kader Shriners For Get Me Nots Club

Lunch schedules and Forget Me Not’s names and addresses were given out and of course we found error as normal, I’ll try and get my act together and get everything corrected for the next meeting.

Al Kader Shriners For Get Me Nots Club

I’ll look for a big group when we meet at Heidi’s in Gresham on the 22 of March. Heidi’s is located at 1230 Cleveland Ave. Gresham – phone (503) 607-8315. I’ll e-mail those who have e-mails and our wonderful ladies will call the others about one week before our outing so please RSVP so the correct count will be given to Heidi’s.

Also, as always, if you are a widow or you know of a widow will you please let me know and please just come to the luncheon and enjoy the other ladies.

Look forward to seeing on the 22 of March.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
February 2017

The year of 2017 started off with a wonderful day at Al Kader Shrine Center and spending the lunch hour with the 2017 Potentate – Ron Gamble and having a great lunch. It will be hard for the balance of the year to go to restaurants and eat their food.

I passed out the schedule for the luncheons for the year so everyone can put their calendars in order and always be ready to meet and have a great time.

As I’ve said before, about a thousand times, if any of you know of a lady that you have not seen at the luncheon, an know she is a widow, please invite her to join our group – as you know we don’t do anything but just have a nice luncheon and talk a great deal. The soul reason for the Forget Me Not’s is to go out and socialize and see what the other widows of the Shrine are up to.

See you all on February 22, 2017 – We will have lunch at the Olive Garden, Lake Oswego, 6355 S.W. Meadows Rd. (503) 644-0607.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
January 2017

First I would like to say I hope all of you had a wonderful and happy holiday season. The Forget Me Not’s will be meeting with the Potentate on January 25, 2017, at the Shrine center for the first luncheon of the season. We all look forward to talking with the new Potentate and having him tell us what would be happening at the Shrine for his year.

We ended the year of 2016 with a dinner at the Shrine with Potentate John Nerski and Pat and presented him with a check from the Forget Me Not’s for the Transportation Fund in a way of thanking the two for the beautiful way they started off our year of 2016 with a luncheon at the Shrine Center.

I hope that all of you cut the 2017 schedule out of the Oasis in December, but if you did not I’ll be bringing a copy of the schedule and also an update of names and addresses for your files.

Again I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season and I look forward to seeing you all at the Shrine Center on the 25th of January to meet with our new Potentate.


2016

Lady Jan Ferlisi
October 2016

The forget Me Not’s were back in their meeting mode once again in September. We were met at McGrath’s in Milwaukie and the ladies were able to discuss what their summers had been like. It is always fun for the ladies to just get together and talk, that is the purpose of the Forget Me Not’s is just to meet and have fun – to get out of the house and see one another and have some great food at a local restaurant. Once again if any of you know of a lady that would like to have fun with our group please let me know.

The month of October on the 26th we will be meeting at the Old Spaghetti Factory at Clackamas Town Center at 1130 am. There will always be room for one more lady to just enjoy the afternoon with the other ladies please come.


2016

Lady Jan Ferlisi
December 2016

The October meeting was held at the Old Spaghetti Factory at Clackamas Town Center with 12 ladies in attendance. The food and service was as good as ever, and everyone seemed to enjoyed the day with lots of talking. We voted on the 2017 season and I’ll put the outcome at the end of the article.

I also called Al Kader’s office and there will be a table set up for the December 10th dinner for the ladies from the Forget Me Not’s that want to set together – The dinner will cost $20.00 and you can call the office and make your reservations. (503) 682-4420. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

The first get together for 2017 will be at Al Kader Shrine and we will be having lunch with the New Potentate, Ron Gamble at 1130 a.m.. I know you will all put this on your calendar because as you remember last January we all had a wonderful time.

Now for the list of luncheon locations for 2017!

Forget Me Not's


Lady Jan Ferlisi
October 2016

The forget Me Not’s were back in their meeting mode once again in September. We were met at McGrath’s in Milwaukie and the ladies were able to discuss what their summers had been like. It is always fun for the ladies to just get together and talk, that is the purpose of the Forget Me Not’s is just to meet and have fun – to get out of the house and see one another and have some great food at a local restaurant. Once again if any of you know of a lady that would like to have fun with our group please let me know.

The month of October on the 26th we will be meeting at the Old Spaghetti Factory at Clackamas Town Center at 1130 am. There will always be room for one more lady to just enjoy the afternoon with the other ladies please come.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
November 2016

The ladies turned out in big numbers for the September visit to McGrath’s in Milwaukie, it seems that we normally have good attendance for this wonderful restaurant... We also were very happy to see three new members, not that we are happy to have new members, but we are happy to see the ladies. They were Judy Alley, Betty Koessel, and Barbara Hammer we wish to welcome them, of course we are always sorry for the addition to our group because it means they have lost their beloved husbands, but we love to have the ladies get out and come.

Our next meeting will be on October 26th at the Old Spaghetti Factory – Clackamas Town Center. I’m sure we will all have a wonderful time again.

Again if you know of anyone that would enjoy coming to a luncheon and do nothing but eat and talk, please let me know and I’ll get in touch with them and make sure they are welcomed.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
October 2016

The forget Me Not’s were back in their meeting mode once again in September. We were met at McGrath’s in Milwaukie and the ladies were able to discuss what their summers had been like. It is always fun for the ladies to just get together and talk, that is the purpose of the Forget Me Not’s is just to meet and have fun – to get out of the house and see one another and have some great food at a local restaurant. Once again if any of you know of a lady that would like to have fun with our group please let me know.

The month of October on the 26th we will be meeting at the Old Spaghetti Factory at Clackamas Town Center at 1130 am. There will always be room for one more lady to just enjoy the afternoon with the other ladies please come.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
June 2016

The April 27th get together of the Forget Me Not’s was at Ernesto’s in Beaverton with 9 ladies attending. Our group seems to be getting smaller and smaller, I guess it has to do with everyone having so many things to do. The group of ladies that attended had wonderful food and great discussions.

The ladies will have met at the Golden Crown in Beaverton in May and we hope that more will be attending. As you know we don’t do anything – just get together to talk and enjoy the group – if you happen to know of a widow that has not said she joins our group please let me know or another widow and we will be sure to invite them to our outings.

The May get together will be the last until – September, when we will meet at McGrath’s in Milwaukie on the 28th, please put that date on your calendar.

So until fall please enjoy your summer and have fun...


Lady Jan Ferlisi
May 2016

The Forget Me Not’s met for their March luncheon at the Village Inn at Bridgeport with 9 ladies attending and the yearly dues were collected. We even had a vase of Forget Me Not’s setting on the table from my garden which all the ladies enjoyed. These flowers came from a small plant that was given to the ladies a few years back by Lorna Munson from her garden. All the ladies were in great spirits and also in good health. I had heard from a couple of ladies that were under the weather and we all wished them well.

Once again I would very much like to hear from anyone that knows of a lady that would like to become part of our group, not that it is a nice thing to become a widow, but we do enjoy getting together once a month and talking just about anything.

Our next outing will be on April 27, 2016 – at Ernesto’s – in Portland, Oregon, 8544 S. W. Apple Way – Just off of Beaverton –Hillsdale Highway – close to Jesuit High School. We meet at 11:30 am and just order off the menu.

One again ladies I must ask that you please let me know that you will or will not attend – I’ve been sending out E-mails to all the ladies that have computers and only a very small amount of those ladies RSVP so it is becoming more difficult to set up these luncheon with the restaurants. So please RSVP. See you all on the 27th of April.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
April 2016

The outing to the Red Lobster on February 24, 2016, was attend by 12 ladies who had a great time talking and enjoyed a very good lunch that was served to us by Stella our great waitress. We were sorry to hear about Claudette Scheller who had a stroke, but is now home recovering. We wish her a quick recovery.

We had some new ladies in attendance and we are happy they decided to be with our great group, it is difficult to say we welcome them because it is necessary to be a widow to be one of the group, but we are happy they decided to join. I’m again asking that if you know of a widow that has not heard of the Forget Me Not’s please give me a call and I’ll invite them to join, or you can invite them and let me know.

Well spring is on the way and I hope you are all ready to plant those spring flowers and vegetables to enjoy through the summer.

Our next luncheon will be April 27, 2016 and it will be at Ernesto’s in Beaverton and I hope everyone will be ready for some great Italian Food and I look forward to seeing you all.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
March 2016

The month of January ended with a great big bang for the Forget Me Not’s with a wonderful luncheon at the Shrine Center put on by Potentate John Nerski and his wonderful wife Pat. There were 15 ladies attending and everyone enjoyed themselves very much and the food was great. John and Pat welcomed us with a big smile and also beautiful roses on the tables which the ladies were able to take home. The ladies were given Pat’s pin and told the story as to the star fish in the center and also given candy bar as gifts because Pat had heard the Forget Me Not’s ladies all loved chocolate. We want to thank John and Pat very much for a great day.

Forget Me Not's

In the month of February we ate at the Red Lobster in Washington Square and on March 23rd we will be eating at the Village Inn in Tualatin. E-mails and phone calls will be made to get the count for lunch in March about one week before the meeting... These counts are very important for the restaurant in setting up and greeting our group. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and also once again if you know of any lady that would like to join our monthly luncheons please let me know – Until I see you in March have a wonderful month.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
February 2016

We are off to a wonderful year with having had lunch with the new potentate, John Nerski at the Shrine center in January. We will now look forward to our next outing which will be The Red Lobster at Washington Square on February 24, 2016.

I’ve sent out letters and cards to a couple of ladies that have lost their husbands in the last few months, but if any of you know of Shrine or Masonic Ladies that have lost her husbands would you please let me know so that we can invite them to our monthly luncheons.

I look forward to seeing you at the Red Lobster.


2015

Lady Jan Ferlisi
December 2015

There were 13 ladies that met at the Golden Crown in Beaverton on October 28th for a very nice luncheon. This was the last meeting for the ladies until 2016 and we had to decide what we were going to do as are far as locations for the next year. All the ladies voted and the outcome is attached with the dates and location for 2016.

We have one additional luncheon scheduled and that is with the new Potentate of Al Kader Mr. John Nerski. I spoke with John and he would very much like to meet with the ladies and so he is arranging for a luncheon to be held at the Shrine Center... I know all of you will enjoy meeting with the new Potentate and hearing what his plans will be for the coming year.

I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas and a very Happy New Year and until next year be happy and safe.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
November 2015

The ladies will have had their last meeting in 2015 on October 28, 2015 – at Golden Crown in Beaverton. Our next meeting will be in January 2016 on the 27th. At our meeting in October we will have decided where we will be meeting for the following year. I wish everyone a very happy and safe Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
October 2015

Now that summer is over - we think- it is time to get back to our meetings. I’m so sorry that we had to cancel our September meeting due to my quick trip to Montana for my cousin’s memorial service; I hope that all of you had a great summer.

We will meet at the Golden Crown in Beaverton - 10658 S. W. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy: 503-626- 7959 - if anyone has forgotten. They have such a wonderful room for our meeting and we need to decide where we want to have our meetings for the next year of 2016, so please come with your thinking caps on, I’ll try and have a list of various restaurants and if any of you have any ideas please e-mail and I’ll add them to the list..

Look forward to seeing you all on October 28th at 11:30 AM. See you there.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
August 2015

The Forget Me Not’s once again had a great lunch at McGrath’s for the June, 2015 get together. It was too bad that we only had 9 ladies – it seems that June is not a good month to have a luncheon since most ladies are on vacations or cruises. We will be meeting in September on the 22nd of the month at the Golden Crown in Beaverton and I hope by that time everyone has returned to the city, if not you will miss a great luncheon.

We need to think about where we want to have the luncheons for the coming year starting in January, 2016. I’ll bring a list of various restaurants and you also need to come up with a few and then since the room is so nice at the Golden Crown for our meetings we can discuss the list and vote and at our October meeting I’ll try and have a new schedule for 2016. So ladies please put your thinking caps on.

Everyone please have a great summer and I’ll see you in September if not before at one of the Nile or LOS picnics.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
July 2015

The group met at Bugatti’s in Beaverton and there were 11 ladies who enjoyed the great food and service. It seems every time we met as of late the waitress asks our group why we have the name we do and what we do. They are always so happy to hear the answer and thank us for coming in and ask us to please return next year. It is so wonderful to spread the word of the Shrine and Shriners Hospital.

In the month of June the ladies will have met at McGrath’s in Milwaukie and then we will take a break until September where we will meet again at the Golden Crown in Beaverton. At this time ladies we have to make up a list for the following year which will start again in January, 2016. When we met in October at Applebee’s we will vote on the following year – so please bring your idea’s - you know we have to come up with ideas on the East side and West side of Portland. See you all in September.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
May 2015

In March the Forget Me Not’s, with thirteen ladies, were out and about at the Red Lobster, Washington Square. We had the most wonderful waitress, who took care of all our needs and wanted to know why this group of ladies were meeting for lunch and when we left she asked us to please put the Red Lobster on our schedule for next year, and I’m sure the ladies will vote to return.

In the month of April we ‘ve tried out a new location for us “ The Village Inn” in Tualatin – When the voting took place this year this was one of the new locations requested by one of our members and our ladies voted and it won hands down – so off we go.

The Forget Me Not’s decided at our March get together to forward a check for $250.00 to the Transportation Fund at Al Kader Shrine in memory of one of our original dear members “Margie Thompson” – as you are aware she loved the work that is done by the Transportation Fund and was a big donor to its cause.

Well, until the month of May where we will meet at Bugatti’s in Beaverton – 2905 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton enjoy spring.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
June 2015

The Forget Me Nots had a wonderful luncheon at the Village Inn - in Tualatin in April and in May we all met again at Bugatti’s in Beaverton for a completely different type of food. I will say that our group sure does enjoy eating at different types of restaurants – From German, Italian, fish, breakfast, and just plain old good food. The most fun that the ladies have is just getting together and visiting with one another.

Please note June 24th we will go to McGrath’s in Milwaukie and then we will not met again until SEPTEMBER – at Golden Crown in Beaverton.

McGrath’s Milwaukie – 11050 S. E. Oak St. Milwaukie, Oregon 97222- 503-653-8070 (this is located off the by way between Milwaukie and 205) – we met there last year and everyone so enjoyed the food.

I wish everyone a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you all again in September...


Lady Jan Ferlisi
May 2015

In March the Forget Me Not’s, with thirteen ladies, were out and about at the Red Lobster, Washington Square. We had the most wonderful waitress, who took care of all our needs and wanted to know why this group of ladies were meeting for lunch and when we left she asked us to please put the Red Lobster on our schedule for next year, and I’m sure the ladies will vote to return.

In the month of April we ‘ve tried out a new location for us “ The Village Inn” in Tualatin – When the voting took place this year this was one of the new locations requested by one of our members and our ladies voted and it won hands down – so off we go.

The Forget Me Not’s decided at our March get together to forward a check for $250.00 to the Transportation Fund at Al Kader Shrine in memory of one of our original dear members “Margie Thompson” – as you are aware she loved the work that is done by the Transportation Fund and was a big donor to its cause.

Well, until the month of May where we will meet at Bugatti’s in Beaverton – 2905 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton enjoy spring.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
April 2015

What a wonderful time we all had at the luncheon at the Old Spaghetti Factory at Clackamas Town Center on the 25th of February, we were lucky enough to have 15 total members including one husband of a sister of a member and one son of one of the ladies – What a great group and of course the food was good as normal. At the luncheon I passed out the luncheon schedule for this year that was voted on at the January luncheon, along with a new membership list with names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses so I believe everyone is up to date now – also I collected dues from the ladies that had not paid for this year and gave out membership cards. Well next month we will be off to The Red Lobster at Washington Square on the 25th of March at 1130am. Just to make sure the food was good the other day I went there for lunch and of course it was wonderful. I hope to see you on March 25, 2015 at 1130AM at The Red Lobster at Washington Square.

March 25th
Red Lobster - Washington Square
10330 S.W. Greenburg Rd., Tigard 97223
(503) 624-0499

Please see our complete 2015 restaurant schedule with addresses and phone numbers below and published in the March issue of the OASIS.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
March 2015

I’m sure that Gustav’s in Tigard will never be the same after the Forget Me Not’s meeting there on January 28, 2015 for the very first time. All was going great until a group of about 15 to 18 men arrived in the very same area and from that time on no one could say a word. We did discuss before the men arrived about the schedule of restaurants for the upcoming year and below is the schedule that was decided on, also the 13 ladies that were in attendance paid their 2015 dues.

We also passed around a new membership list with names, addresses, phone, and e-mail address and this was brought up date. I hope to see as many at our next outing on Wednesday, February 25th at The Old Spaghetti Factory at Clackamas Town Center – last year was our very first time at this location and everyone so enjoyed the outing that it was decided on again. Again below is the schedule for the year.

Forget Me Not’s Restaurant Schedule
Fourth Wednesday of the month 11:30am

January 28
Gustav’s – Tigard
10350 S. W. Greenburg Rd., Tigard 97223
503-639-4544

February 25
Old Spaghetti Factory – Clackamas Town Center
12725 S. E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas, 97015
503-653-7949

March 25
Red Lobster – Washington Square
10330 S.W. Greenberg Rd, Tigard 97223
503-624-0499

April 22
Village Inn – Tualatin
17070 S. W. 72nd Ave., Tualatin 97224
(Across from Bridgeport)
503-620-2515

May 27
Bugatti’s – Beaverton
2905 S. W. Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton 97005
503-626-1400

June 24
McGrath’s Milwaukie
11050 S. E. Oak St., Milwaukie, 97222
503-653-8070

September 22
Golden Crown – Beaverton
10659 S. W. Beaverton, 97005
503-626-7959

October, 28
Applebee’s – Portland, East Side
10004 N. E. Halsey, Portland 97220
503-408-8088


Lady Jan Ferlisi
February 2015

When you read this message we will have had our first meeting of 2015 which was held at Gustav’s in Tigard. I will assume that we had a great time and also we came up with a list of restaurants that we wanted to visit in the year of 2015. I had hoped that I would be able to list the years locations in this article but it will have to wait until next month. I’ve sent out letters and cards to the ladies that I know that have lost their husbands recently and invited them to be with us at our monthly get together and If you happen to know of any new widows please let me know so I can get in touch and have them invited.

I look forward to seeing you at any Shrine function or club meetings and until we meet again take care.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
December 2014

We are starting into the holiday season and I hope that you are all ready for the rush. I’m so sorry that we had to cancel our October, 2014 outing because of the conflict of events going on, but why don’t we schedule our outing to Gustav’s in Tigard for our January outing. I told the powers to be at Gustav’s since we had to cancel in October, we would look forward to coming in January, 2015... Now I would like to thank all the Ladies that called and sent card while I was down. I’m getting back to somewhat normal health, not up to my busy goings, but up

One again I want to wish you all a very “HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON” and also a very safe one.


Lady Jan Ferlisi
November 2014

Our last get together was on September 24th and it was at the Golden Crown in Beaverton, we had a very small group, but we sure did enjoy ourselves. We discussed where we would be in October – Gustav’s in Tigard – and talked about what had happened to most of us over the summer plus what everyone knew about missing members.

Slips were pasted out to come up with ideas for the next year of restaurants and everyone wanted to take the slips home and decide and let me know. We will discuss this at the October meeting.

Remember your ideas and I’ll see you at Gustav’s – at 1130 AM, in Tigard across from Washington Square by Red Lobster on Greenburg Road – 503-639-4544.

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