Meetings 4th Wednesday, Dinner - 7:00 P.M. at Clubhouse

Social 2nd Saturday , Dinner - 6:00 PM at Clubhouse

2604 State Road 17 South, Avon Park Florida 33825                                              

Address Highlands Shrine Club P.O. Box 229 Sebring Fl 33871 

Telephone: (863) 382-2208

Email address: samar2411@embarqmail.com      

Organized 1954 under the jurisdiction of the Egypt Shrine         

OFFICERS for 2019

President........................... Noble Howard Craddock PP

Vice President................... Noble Allen Carr MM

2nd Vice President............ Noble Dennis Koranda PP

Secretary............................ Noble Sam Wilkin PP

Treasurer............................ Noble Jerry Higginbotham PP

Chaplain.............................. Noble Bob Love MM


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Webpage by  Nobel Dennis

NOTES : February 2019

UPCOMING SEBRING OES, SEBRING & POINCIANA MASONIC LODGES, AND HIGHLANDS SHRINE CLUB (HSC) EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 2019 - This is a very busy month, so be sure to mark the dates on your calendars (still only $1.00 at the Dollar Tree) so you don’t miss out!!

1.Saturday, FEBRUARY 2 – 9:00-9:15 a.m. – OES Monthly Breakfast at the Depot Restaurant in Avon Park. You may want to get there early as seating fills up quickly. Members, family and their friends are invited; we’re getting good turnouts for this event. This is a great way to start the month with friends. As we all know, the restaurant has delicious breakfast items on the menu at reasonable prices. Friends and family members are invited to this monthly gathering, too. See you there!

2. Sunday, FEBRUARY 3 - 11:30 A.M. - 1 P.M. - OES HAM DINNER (LUNCH) fund raiser - $10 each. Menu: Ham, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans, Applesauce, Dessert, Coffee and Iced Tea. John Harbaugh has printed tickets for us, and they have been distributed. Please plan to attend even if you do not have a ticket; invite your church friends to attend, too. WM Darlyne needs volunteers to prepare the ham dinner meal; she asks that these volunteers be there at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning. A request for home-baked cakes was made; 6 people said they would bring cakes. Servers will be needed, too. Thank you everyone for your help to make this event a huge success!

3.Thursday, FEBRUARY 7 - OES Chapter Birthday Meeting (formed in 1922) – Dinner 6 p.m. Meeting 7 p.m. Dinner food committee: Shaffer, Harbaugh, and LaBrecque. Attendees are asked to bring side dishes or dessert. Most of our Northern members are back. Good to see you again! 

4.Friday, FEBRUARY 8 - 4-7 p.m. Fish Fry Dinner at the Poinciana Lodge in Avon Park. The all-you-can-eat menu consists of fish, French fries, baked beans, hush puppies, dessert and beverage for a cost of $10 /each. Friends and family members are invited to this monthly event. Take out is available. This monthly fund raiser gets good reviews. Be sure to invite your family and friends.

5.Saturday, February 16 - 1 p.m. Highlands Shrine Club Installation of Officers - The newly elected Potentate (Dennis “Denny” Hardy) and Divan will be with us for the event. Noble Howard Craddock - President, Noble Allen Carr - 1st Vice-President, Noble Dennis Koranda PP - 2nd Vice-President, Sam Wilkin PP - Secretary, and Noble Jerry Higginbotham - Treasurer will be installed. Congratulations ALL! The dress code for this event is casual. The menu will be: BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and beverage for $10/each. Please phone the Club - and leave a message on the answering machine with the number attending at 382-2208. 

6.Sunday, FEBRUARY 17 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Sebring Mason’s monthly BBQ lunch. The menu is: chicken, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert and beverage for $10 /each. The address is: Home Avenue and the Sebring Parkway. Your support of this fund raiser is greatly appreciated. Please invite your family and friends. Take out orders are available. Come out and support your Masonic brothers. 

7. Thursday, FEBRUARY 21 - OES Election Night Meeting - dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Dinner food committee: Base, Padron and Shelton. This is the last meeting as Worthy Matron, Darlyne Devany, and Worthy Patron, John Devany. You are both still needed, so please don’t go anywhere. They have done an excellent job for us! THANK YOU BOTH OF YOU! 

8. Friday, FEBRUARY 22 - 4 p.m. - Rehearsal for the Installation of Worthy Matron Elect, Linda Shelton, and Worthy Patron Elect, Bill Shelton. Officers and new members taking office especially need to be there, please plan to attend. There’s always something new to learn. 
9.Friday, FEBRUARY 22 - ~ 6 p.m. Rehearsal dinner after the installation rehearsal at the Island View Restaurant, 5223 Sun ‘N Lake Blvd. (863) 382-1191. Sally Padron is taking reservations, please phone her at (305) 747-0152, and plan to attend.

10.Saturday, FEBRUARY 23 - Pot Luck Dinner at 1 p.m. & Installation at 2 p.m. for the Shelton’s. Please plan to attend as this is a special day for Linda and Bill, as well as for our Chapter.

11.Tuesday, FEBRUARY 26 - 11:30 a.m. for BUNCO - this is a fun activities that you do not want to miss out on. Ladies and Guys are welcome to play. It only costs $2/each.

12.Wednesday, FEBRUARY 27 - HSC 5:30 p.m. Dinner, followed by meeting ~ 6:30 p.m. – Joint meeting of Board of Directors & Business Meeting for Nobles and Ladies – Menu: Salad, Stuffed shells - Nancy says these are delicious, beverage and dessert. Cost is: $8 each person. This meeting is for the Nobles and Ladies to discuss important issues. Our turnouts attendance is slightly improving; but, I know we can do a lot better. This is YOUR Club. Please come out to support it! Phone 382-2208 for reservations, leave number attending on answering machine.

13.Wednesday, FEBRUARY 27- 4-7 p.m. - Poinciana Masonic Lodge Delicious spaghetti dinner for $8.00/each. Back by popular demand! Everyone loves this item. Friends, family and the public are invited. Take out is available. Please help support this fund raiser endeavor.


Wednesday, MARCH 13 - 4-7 p.m. Highlands Shrine Club Spaghetti Dinner
Highlands Shrine Club spaghetti dinner fund raiser - Cost: $8.00 each. All Masonic, Eastern Star, friends, neighbors, family members are invited. Tickets will be sent out to each member shortly. Please phone the Club at 382-2208, if you need additional tickets. Please plan to attend to make this event a huge success. Ladies, please bring cakes; a sign-up sheet will be circulated at the February business meeting. We will need volunteers to serve, man the take out counter, cut cakes, etc., etc. 

Saturday, MARCH 23 - Sebring Eastern Star Purse Auction Luncheon and Fund Raiser - 11 a.m. to ~ 1:30 p.m. $7.00 for a very delicious meal. After which, the auction will begin, this is a lot of fun. Please invite your friends and family; Shrine Club members, too -- they will have a good time. Our members are asked to bring a gently-used purse all wrapped up “lovely” (as Darlyne likes to say). Inside the purse, you are asked to put items that would be appropriate for an auction: feel free to ask Linda Shelton for suggestions. We’ll need help here, too, but this will be discussed as the date gets closer. 
Highlands Shrine Club: Special thanks to our members who helped with the Golf Tournament on January 19: Ladies Marilyn Wilkin, Jeannette Craddock, Nancy Keaveny, Sallie Lesesne, and Sissel Carr. Nobles: Sam Wilkin, Howard Craddock, and Allen Carr.

Noble Sam Wilkin was awarded with a nice firefighter ceramic statue at the golf luncheon for his efforts coordinating this HSC golf tournament and for his firefighting work at the New York disaster on 9-11-11. Congratulations, Sam, a very well-deserved recognition and honor. I’m sure that Lady Marilyn will find just the right spot for the statue in their lovely yard among the plants and flowers. 

Best wishes, Sissel Carr
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Motor Home and RV Camp Site Rentals

Highlands Shrine Club now has 4 camp sites that can be rented if you are Mason or a Shriner. The sites are 120 volt and have 50 and 30 amp service. There is no dump station.

NOTE: As of May 2012 water hook up has been added to each site.

Call the Shrine Club for more information (863) 382-2208

NOTE: Use the address below for your GPS.

Highlands Shrine Club

2604 State Road 17 South

Avon Park FL 33825