Panhandle Shrine Club March Meeting Minutes
Panhandle Shrine Club
Minutes of the Meeting
March 21, 2018
The Panhandle Shrine Club met for a business meeting at the Panhandle Shrine Club building in Gering on March 21, 2018. A social hour was held at 6:00 PM. There was no meal served prior to the meeting. At 7:00 PM, Past President Ed Morava led the group in prayer, and afterwards, President Ewing led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were 13 Nobles present.
Secretary/Treasurer Kent McLellan read the minutes for the February, 2018 meeting. A motion to approve the corrected minutes for the February meeting was made by Noble Brad Child and seconded by Potentate Casey Nuss. All in favor, motion carried.
Secretary/Treasurer Kent McLellan provided a financial report on club accounts. There were no questions from the membership regarding the report. President Ewing approved the report as presented.
Baltes Randy Olson reported that there has been no recent activity by the Baltes committee.
Advisory No report
Membership No report
Condolences Noble Gene Frizzell reported that a sympathy card will be sent to Ted Westervelt for recent loss of wife.
Hospital Noble Brad Childs updated the group on the children we are currently helping. One of our children will be heading back to Sacramento for doctor appointment in the near future. He also shared that a child with scoliosis has been reported to be in the area and he will be doing more research to see if this is a child we can help.
Building No report
Hospitality No report
Parade Noble Kent Greenwalt reported that the Bridgeport parade is not listed in the club booklet. The parade will be held on June 2. President Ewing reported that we have added a Cinco De Mayo parade that is also not in booklet. It will take place May 5, in Scottsbluff.
Circus Committee No report
Noble Brad Childs reported on the upcoming Night with the Broncos fundraiser. There is only one ticket left to the Thursday night private dinner at the Weborg Center and it is spoken for. Tables at Backaracks are mostly sold with only a few tables remaining. Wolfe Auto will be the title sponsor. There are also several other major sponsors.
Noble Randy Olsen reviewed the businesses that are making donations and the items being donated by each. Discussion regarding donating two of our parade bikes to the silent auction took place. Motion by Noble Ed Morava and second by Noble Gene Frizzell to donate two bikes. All ayes, motion carried.
Noble Brad Childs reported on the upcoming onion fundraiser. He stated that onion prices are going up to $15.00 per bag. He also stated that Coop has agreed to sell a pallet of onions for us. And that he is also working with Fresh Foods to get onions sold there too. If both places participate we will be more than doubling our onion order.
Noble Brad Childs set up a Facebook page for the club entitled Panhandle Shrine Club of western Nebraska. It is not live yet, and the plan is to launch the page in conjunction with the event.
Potentate Nuss reported on various Tehama activities.
* Several parades that Tehama will be attending were discussed. Various clubs will bring their parade units and participate in the parades.
* The onion harvesting date is currently set for April 23, so onions should arrive around the 25th of April.
* The 100th anniversary challenge coins are sold for $20 each and $5 goes back to the club and also entered into a drawing for $1000.00.
* Tank and tube trip with Calamus Outfitters will take place July Fri 27th - 28th. There will be a two-hour float and the meal will take place afterwards. The event is being held in conjunction with the Burwell parade.
* Dues will be raised next year to $100. The main reason for the increase is due to a loss of membership.
* Twin City hospital in Minneapolis is going to be closed. There are not enough rooms occupied to fill the hospital due to more outpatient procedures taking place. When this happens, our children will go to Salt Lake City.
* There has been recent activity by PETA in an attempt to obstruct Shrine Circuses.
* The recent Day at the Races was a success. There were 55 in attendance, this is the most that have ever attended the event.
There being no further business to come before the members, President Ewing adjourned the meeting at 8:35 PM.
Kenton J. McLellan, Secretary/Treasurer