HIGHLANDS SHRINE CLUB FLORIDA      

Meetings 4th Wednesday, Dinner - 7:00 P.M. 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 2016 

President........................... Noble Don Cain MM

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

2nd Vice President............ Noble Howard Craddock MM

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

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

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

 

Information (please click on the item below)                                       

 

LINKS:

www.egyptshrine.org

 

Webpage by  Nobel Dennis

NOTES : JUN & JUL 2016

 
 

Dear HSC Nobles,

 

The newsletter for June/July 2016 is ready to be read on the Highlands Shrine Club’s website. To hyperlink into the HSC's website, place your mouse in the middle of this blue underlined site: www.highlandsshrine.com and the “CTRL + click to follow link” message will appear. You may need to press Enter.

 

At this point, you should be into the Club’s website. Travel down the topics on the left-hand side of the webpage until you read: HSC newsletter for June/July 2016. Press ‘Enter’, and the newsletter will appear. Thanks to Dennis Koranda PP for keeping our website current. Please keep up the prayers for him while he goes thru treatments; he says they are working.

Note: If you are unable to open the HSC website, you can put the HSC’s address: www.highlandsshrine.com into your computer’s search feature OR just let me know at 471-2425 or my e-mail address sissel@stratomail.net and I’ll put a hard copy in the mail for you.

 

Just a reminder that extra newsletters are located in the clear plastic rack next to the Club’s Office door, please help yourself. We want everyone to be informed as to what’s happening around the Club, as your attendance at all our events is very important to us!

 

As you will read in the newsletter, there are several opportunities for us all to get together in June/July: (Please note that there will not be a separate newsletter for July). Be sure to read the newsletter as well as this synopsis of the month’s events.

 

1. The Board of Director’s Meeting for Monday, June 13 has been cancelled as per President Don Cains. The Board Meeting for July is still “a go”.

 

Speaking of Don Cains, please remember to stay close to Don with phone calls (471-2078) and visits during his adjustment period without Ann. Speaking first-hand from my own experience, he will need all the friendships he can have during this new life he is making for himself. Thank you! This was mentioned last month, but needs to be repeated.

 

2. (PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE) On Saturday, June 18 beginning at 5:30 p.m., a fun evening is planned for you at our Club! June will be our Hawaiian Night Social and dinner. Please wear your Hawaiian attire (Nobles and Ladies). A delicious meal is planned for you: salad, pork roast (meat change from the newsletter), potato, vegetable, and dessert (please specify if you need sugar-free), coffee and iced tea for $10/each person. Nancy Keaveny has been doing an outstanding job cooking our meals, and I’m sure this one will be a hit, too. Please bring a photo of your Dad for the display table (Father’s Day is June 19). There may be CD music for listening and dancing, too (please bring your favorite one to play). We always have a good time at the Club, come join us! Please phone the Club at 382-2208 for reservations; the cut-off date is June 16.

 

3. The JUNE Dinner and Business Meeting for the Nobles and Ladies has been cancelled.

 

4. JULY 4TH “INDOOR” PICNIC on Monday, July 4 starts at noon; eat at 1 p.m. We will have a fun afternoon of eating delicious food, socializing, and celebrating the day’s event. The menu will be hot dogs and hamburgers; attendees are asked to bring side dishes and/or dessert. $3/each attendee to cover the cost of meat and other items. Members, Ladies and guests are invited to attend. We had over 50 at our Memorial Day picnic!

 

Let’s have a good turnout for this one, too! Please phone the Club at 382-2208 with the number attending, and the item you would like to bring. See you there!

 

5. The Dart group is growing in numbers of attendees and FUN! Come on out on Friday nights at 7 p.m. to be part of the “action”. The cost is $1.00/each – what a bargain for a delightful evening. After all the calorie burning from playing darts, we move on to the DQ for more fellowship, yummy ice cream, and a great time to socialize some more. Be there!

 

6. The men’s card games need YOU to be there on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Please phone Noble Tom Stark at 314-0606 for details. The men (and ladies) have a good time at this event, please join them.

 

7. The Ladies’ card game Stix is going on while the men play cards at 6 p.m. on Tuesday nights. This is a fun game; be sure to check it out! Mary Jean at 453-0594 will answer any questions you may have.

 

8. Don’t forget the Wednesday morning coffee & donuts at 8:30 to 10 a.m. There is a friendly table for the Nobles and Ladies. Lady Paula Kresge is currently in rehab at the Palms of Sebring. But this event will continue to go on; more details to follow. Allen and I visited with Paula this morning. She is having therapy, and doing quite well. Please continue to remember her in your prayers.

 

For those who are traveling for vacations or visiting with families this summer, please stay safe and healthy.

 
Best wishes,
Sissel Carr
E-mail Correspondent
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UPCOMING SEBRING OES, SEBRING & POINCIANA MASONIC LODGES, AND HIGHLANDS SHRINE CLUB (HSC) EVENTS FOR JUNE/JULY 2016 – (this schedule will resume again in the fall) Please print, and be sure to mark the dates on your calendars so you don’t miss out!!

 

1. Thursday, JUNE 2 – OES Stated Meeting – Dinner 6 p.m. – Meeting 7 p.m. Honor Fathers. Refreshments provided by: John & Darlyne Devany and John & Janet Harbaugh.

 

2. *Saturday, JUNE 4 – 9-9:30 a.m. (order upon arrival) – OES Breakfast at the Depot Restaurant in Avon Park. 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.

 

3. *Friday, JUNE 10 - 4 to 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. Take out is available. Many of our northern members and friends have returned to their homes up north, so please come out and support this activity while they are gone. Friends and family members are invited to this monthly event, too.

 

4. Monday, JUNE 13 – 7 P.M. – HSC Board of Director’s Meeting at the Club is cancelled.

 

5. Thursday, JUNE 16 – Dinner 6 p.m. – Meeting 7 p.m. OES Stated Meeting & Landmark – Refreshments: Sally & Michael Padron, Ron Gimse and Sissel & Allen Carr. Initiation of Alan & Linda Whitestone and Linda Jennings. LAST MEETING UNTIL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

6. Saturday, JUNE 18 (PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE) – 5:30 p.m. , HSC - a fun evening is planned for you at our Club! June will be our Hawaiian Night Social and dinner. Please wear your Hawaiian attire (Nobles and Ladies). A delicious meal is planned for you: salad, pork roast (meat change from the newsletter), potato, vegetable, and dessert (please specify if you need sugar-free), coffee and iced tea for $10/each person. Nancy Keaveny has been doing an outstanding job cooking our meals, and I’m sure this one will be a hit, too. Please bring a photo of your Dad for the display table (Father’s Day is June 19). There may be CD music for listening and dancing, too (please bring your favorite one to play). We always have a good time at the Club, come join us! Please phone the Club at 382-2208 for reservations; the cut-off date is June 16.

 

7. Wednesday, JUNE 22 – HSC Dinner / Business Meeting Cancelled this month.

 

8. Tuesday, JUNE 28 at 11:30 a.m. BUNCO is alive and well – and lots of fun at the Shrine Club. This is a lively way to spend the afternoon; food is brought in by volunteers. The cost is $4 /each. Guys are welcome, too – and there are many of them.

 

9. JULY 4TH “HSC INDOOR” PICNIC on Monday, July 4starts at noon; eat at 1 p.m. We will have a fun afternoon of eating delicious food, socializing, and celebrating the day’s event. The menu will be hot dogs and hamburgers; attendees are asked to bring side dishes and/or dessert. $3/each attendee to cover the cost of meat and other items. Members, Ladies and guests are invited to attend. We had over 50 attend our Memorial Day picnic!

 

Please phone the Club at 382-2208 with the number attending the July 4th picnic, and the item you would like to bring. NOTE: YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION TO ASSURE THAT THERE IS ENOUGH MEAT FOR EACH ATTENDEE. Let’s have a good turnout for this one, too! See you there!

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There are several OES events planned in June:

Saturday, June 11 – Grand School of Instruction in Lakeland – lunch at noon

Sunday, June 12 - Royal Tea for Kathy Johnson, 1-4 p.m. Ft. Mead & Mulberry sponsors

Monday, June 13 – Honor PGM Judy Wilson at Ft. Meade at 7:30 p.m.

 

Recess: July, August and September (no meetings during this time)

 

Honor founder Rob Morris with picnic on Saturday, August 27 at 5 p.m. with pot luck

 

The Official Visit for Sebring OES will be Thursday, November 17 – Associate Grand Matron (additional information on this event as the date draws closer)

 

For more information and details for above, please phone Darlyne Devany – Secretary at 835-0913.

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* Please note that the first Saturday of the month during the summer will be the OES breakfast at the Depot Restaurant; and the fish dinner on the 2nd Friday of the month at the Poinciana Lodge will continue thru the summer, too.

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Just want to mention that there is a lively game of darts each Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Highlands Shrine Club. You don’t need to be a member of the Club to play; friends and guests are welcome, too. The cost is only $1.00/each. After the game, we all go down to the DQ South for a delicious ice cream treat. There is a sugar-free item on the menu for those who need to watch their sugar level. Come on out and be part of the fun – you don’t have to be an expert to play!

 

The Men’s card group is looking for new members at the Shrine Club on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Please phone Noble Tom Stark at 314-0606 for additional details.

 

The Ladies are playing the card game Stix at the same time (Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. at the Shrine Club, too). Both groups will welcome you for a night of lots of fun!

 

Information about our members:

Lady Paula Kresge is currently at the Palms of Sebring for rehab. She is progressing nicely.

Noble Harry Pierce is at the Florida Hospital. When he returns home, he will be on a very strict diet.

 

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This will be my last Activity Report until the fall, as many of the events and fund raisers have stopped for the summer. Thank you, Sissel

If there is an event you want me to advertise by sending it out, pleases notify me. Thank you.

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The above stated information is subject to change. If there are any discrepancies, additions or changes, please let me know at sissel@stratomail.net ASAP so I can forward the information to our members. Thanks!

 

IF YOU ARE DOING ANY TRAVELING THIS SUMMER, PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY, STAY HEALTHY AND HAVE A GREAT TIME. SEE YOU IN THE FALL!

 
Best wishes,
 
Sissel Carr
E-mail Correspondent
 

 

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