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 2018 

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


Information (please click on the item below)                                       





Webpage by  Nobel Dennis

NOTES : Summer 2018

Dear Nobles and Ladies,     June 4, 2018

The newsletter for June (no newsletter in July) is now ready to read on the Highlands Shrine Club’s website: www.highlandsshrine.com (put your browser in the middle of the address, hold down ctrl and click). This should get you into the website. But 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 (this is the best way to get into our website) OR phone me at 471-2425 or use my e-mail address sissel@stratomail.net and I’ll mail a newsletter to your home. 

Travel down the topics on the left-hand side in the HSC’s webpage until you read: HSC newsletter for June 2018. Press Enter, and the newsletter will appear. Thanks to Noble Dennis Koranda PP for creating our website and keeping it current. He does a good job for us, despite his medical problems. 

Just a reminder that extra newsletters are located in the clear plastic rack next to the Club’s Office door. We want everyone to be informed as to what’s happening around the Club so you don’t miss out, your attendance at all our events is very important to us!

The monthly BBQ events at the Sebring Masonic Lodge are over until the fall, the Poinciana spaghetti and fish dinners, and the Sunday morning breakfasts have ended until the fall, too. Here are the HSC events for June:

As you will read in the newsletter, there aren’t many opportunities for us all to get together in June: 

1. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 at 11:30 a.m. - Lunch at Dimitri’s Family Restaurant, 2710 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring, FL (behind the Kenilworth Hotel) 385-7323

Please phone the Club at 382-2208 for your reservations (name and number attending); please do not just “drop in” at the restaurant. There is a reserved number of seats/section just for the Shrine Club. Sissel will need to phone the restaurant with a head-count as the date gets closer. THANK YOU!

The summer months at the Shrine Club will be a “kick-back” opportunity for us all. No meetings, no socials, no breakfasts or large a/c bills. But we do want to keep in touch with our members and friends during the summer; therefore, going out to a local restaurant is a good plan for us.

We will still have our summer picnics: Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Friday night weekly games and Stix card games available for us, too. 

2. WEDNESDAY MORNING COFFEE & DONUTS - This is a great way to socialize with our members and friends at 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Noble Mike Byers and Lady Mary Jean (and Noble Joe Mize) make our coffee, and attendees bring in the goodies each week; thanks to ALL! A volunteer donation to cover the cost of the a/c and coffee is appreciated. Thank you for supporting this endeavor. This event will probably go on all summer; you will be notified if this changes.

3. TUESDAY, JUNE 26 at 11:30 a.m. - BUNCO is alive and well, and lots of fun to play at the Highlands Shrine Club. This is a lively way to spend the afternoon. The cost is $4 /each. Guys are welcome, too. Friends, family members and the public is invited to attend. 

Best wishes, Sissel Carr
E-mail correspondent

Hope everyone has a safe and healthy summer


Please note that the Shrine Club’s activities for the upcoming summer months will be comprised of “indoor” picnics for Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day, as well as a lunch meal or two at local restaurants. Please read your monthly newsletter and e-mails from Sissel so you don’t miss out on the locations and dates. Please phone the Club with number attending when we ask for attendance number  at the restaurants.


Just want to say a BIG thank to our members who will be returning to their homes up north for the summer. We appreciate all you do for our Eastern Star and the Masonic organizations. You pitch right in with financial support for our fund raisers, take stations in the Lodges and Chapters, and just add so much to our meetings, etc. Hope you all have a good summer, stay healthy and we hope to see you back again in the fall.  Please feel free to write to me during the summer, I’ll pass the messages on to our members.


Let’s pause and remember Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.



Best wishes, Sissel Carr

E-mail Correspondent - sissel@stratomail.net  


P.   S. The Sebring Masons have a busy month planned. Please contact for Sebring - Harry Willett at hwillett1945@gmail.com and/or information for Poinciana - Larry Hoffman at H31H@aol.com


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