Recorder’s Corner

November 2021

Up early this morning after our October 12th stated meeting. I was very excited to see the number of Nobles show for our meeting. It was reported 42 Nobles signed in and I could tell all stayed for dinner and our show. We were
able to bring in another new member from Jacksboro. Shannon “Little Coon Gravy” McCaghren. Seems like a very good guy and we are excited to have in the Shrine. Let’s keep him busy.

We also presented service pins to Nobles ranging from 25 yrs to 60 yrs of membership. I was able to meet a couple of people I have only heard of. It was certainly an honor for me. I wish to invite any and all of new members, long ser-
vice members, and several that we haven’t seen for a while. It was good to see the ballroom filling up with people.
We had a tremendous meal for $10. Lots of food for that amount and it included Don Pepper butter beans. “The
Best” !!

Our next fund raiser is the Rib Cook by Terry Martin and Mark Patterson with help from some of our Nobles. $20 per slab and they are running out fast. Call Cathy if you haven’t ordered yet. Do it fast. Then next is our Calendar meeting October 19th, 6:30 @ Oasis. Unit heads need to be in attendance. Happy Hour is the 21st @ Oasis 4:30 pm. We had 30+ people last month. Shrine Circus is November 13th @ MPEC. We need to sell Color books and pay your Noble tickets. This is all Temple money (every penny). We will have a cooker there as in past, bring your side and cooler with red cups. Last is our Turkey Cook November 21 & 22. They are $35 per smoked Turkey @10-12 Ibs each. Call
Cathy to reserve.

Yours in Faith,
Calvin

STATED MEETING MINUTES 10/12/21

  1. Potentate intern Dooby Fox called meeting to order.
  2. Maskat Temple was opened for business.
  3. Chaplain Bob Hampton PP led all Nobles in prayer.
  4. Recorder Calvin Carlton, PP was called to lead us in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Chaplain Bob Hampton PP and Recorder Calvin Carlton PP did the short version of obligations with our new member, Shannon McCaghren.
  5. Minutes from the last stated meeting were approved and seconded from the floor.
  6. Noble High Priest and Prophet stated there were no visitors. The two new members was recognized –
    Brian Gaylor and Shannon McCaghren.
  7. Report on Membership by Recorder Calvin Carlton PP. There were no Demits, Suspensions, Affiliations, or Reinstatements.
  8. There were no deaths to report in September.
  9. Committee Reports:

Units Council – Jerry Sloan reported last Happy Hour we had 30+ people in attendance. End of September was the Provost Guard Fall Invitational. Tim Bradberry won Top Gun, the B Team won 2nd. This month’s Happy Hour is the 21st @ Oasis 4:30 to 5 kickoff ..

Sunshine Report – Buddy Trantham reported that Rusty Park is still in hospital and today we lost Eddie Fenoglio Sr. He passed away this morning. Services pending.

Membership – Joe Viavattene did not attend, no report.

Hospital Report- Recorder Calvin Carlton, PP reported the Cincinnati hospital has merged with the
Dayton hospital making Shrine Hospital of Ohio.

Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Greg Stockton, PP reported Most money spent out back was Capital Expenditures. The dishwasher was $3200, $4500 for the new kitchen icebox, Knox donated a freezer out back and we spent $3113 in repairs and set up, $571 on pantry to put new ice machine into, $14,325 inside, $1725 on rock for drive and parking area, $1600 on smoker repairs, 891 concrete, $1845 fence materials, labor was free by Divan and some Nobles, $9500 for awning extension (not done yet). We have $485,000+ in Edward Jones account, with $21,000 in transportation fund that can’t be touched.

  1. Old Business:  Mike Knox reported on Circus November 13 – we need Nobles to pay for their tickets as all funds from this goes to Temple. We need help selling color books. We will cook for the Circus and us as well. Bring sides and coolers/cups to put drinks in. Rib Cook – $20 per slab, we have a few not sold so if needed call Cathy fast!! Turkey Cook – we are cooking 200, $35 for a smoked 10/12Ib. turkey. Call Cathy to reserve. Ceremonial scheduled for 23rd is up in air per manpower.
  1. New Business:  October 19th will be calendar meeting in Oasis 6:30. Need all unit heads. We handed out new member certificates. Also handed out 4 service awards with pins and certificates.

CLOSING

Have any officers about the body of the Shrine have any further business to bring before the Nobility at this
time?

Have any Nobles present anything to offer? John Prentiss will run for O.G.
Scottish Rite?

York Rite?

Blue Lodges – Will Bogart reported Faith Lodge is having elections upcoming Tuesday. And 635 elections are
Thursday.

Chief Rabban Dooby Fox proceeded to close Temple.

*** 42 Nobles in attendance

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October 2021

Recorders Corner

Well we are back from the “Dark” and had our first meeting.  The attendance was better than I expected.  We had 36 Nobles sign in, more than we have had lately.  But . . .  26-29 attended the meeting?? Figure that out? I hope we can pass that small goal and start getting folks back out and attending our meetings again.  I will ask again! Please, we must have Nobles participating in our activities at the Shrine.  If we are not doing what you are looking for, let us know what it is, and I promise you we will put it in place and try to have fun with it.

I am looking forward to seeing all at our next meeting: October 6th Unit Council.  There is a free meal at Unit Council, and it’s been good food.  Also, the Stated Meeting on October 12th.  We have several activities upcoming, with a Take-out Rib Cook by Terry Martin and his crew.  $20.00 per slab October 30th.  The annual Turkey Cook is November 20th.  $35.00 for a 10/12lb smoked Turkey.  Check Wildcat for additional activities.  See ya soon!!!

Yours in Faith!
Calvin

STATED MEETING MINUTES 9/14/21

 

  1. Chief Rabban Fox opened meeting.
  2. Maskat Temple was opened for business.
  3. Noble John Priddis led all Nobles in prayer.
  4. Recorder Calvin Carlton, PP was called to lead us in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

One new Noble was given the short vows by Recorder Calvin Carlton, PP and Past Potentate Bruce Urban.  Brian Gaylor was brought in by High Priest and Prophet Bill Hammack.

  1. Minutes from the last stated meeting were approved and seconded from the floor.
  2. Noble High Priest and Prophet stated there were no visitors. The new member was recognized.
  3. There were four deaths to report. Noble Howard Guffey 6/19/21, Noble Ronnie Awtry 6/29/21, Noble Johnny Cooley 7/24/21 and Noble Martin Beck on 8/10/21. A moment of silent prayer was observed.
  4. Committee Reports

Units Council – Jerry Sloan reported June Oil Bowl turnout in all sports was good.  The TSA Provost Guard Shoot was cancelled due to rain.  The Imperial Provost Guard Shoot was in July.  Noble Tim Bradberry took all-around top honors and our Provost Guard A team won first place as well.  The Pool Tournament was in July. In August we had the Dueling Piano performance and the Garage Sale.  The Steak Cook-off was in September as well as Happy Hour on the 16th.  Provost Guard Fall Invitational will be September 24-26th.  Ceremonial will be held on Saturday, October 23rd and the Rib Cook will be Saturday, October 30th.

Hospital Report- Recorder Calvin Carlton, PP.  There have been two SHC consolidations.  The Houston Hospital merged with the Galveston Hospital to form SHC-Texas. The Cincinatti Hospital merged with Dayton Children’s Hospital to form SHC-Ohio.  Potentate Lemons delivered the donation from Shelomi Temple #43 to the SHC-TX in September.

Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Greg Stockton, PP reported the Garage Sale made $828 dollars.  He also sent out a big thank you to Bob Hamblin and Edgar Shockley for their work on the Garage Sale.  The Oil Bowl made $10,600, thanks to the efforts of Chairman Yoshi Fukasawa.  The Steak Cook-Off lost $685 due to timing and competing events.  The Dueling Pianos performance lost $1920 due to lack of attendance.  The Pool Tournament rental netted $4500 (rental and bar combined).

  1. Old Business

Steak Cook-Off – High Priest and Prophet Bill Hammack reported that next year’s cook will be on Saturday of Labor Day weekend.  On Sunday there will be a cook-off in Electra and the combined event should bring in more cooks and be more profitable.  Michelle Dang from SCA assured us that she would not book any other SCA cooks for that weekend.

Golf Christmas Party will be October 15-16 in Granbury.  See Gordy Antill or Charles Dean for details.

The Potentate Trip to Vegas is October 8-10th.

Work Day will be on September 18th.  We need ALL HANDS ON DECK!  7:30 Fence and trash detail.  There will not be any breakfast.

  1. New Business

High Priest and Prophet Bill Hammack reported that Sam Gibbs picked up the old Drum and Bugle Corp instruments to use as parts and to furnish to WFISD as needed.

Assistant Rabban Mike Knox reported the Circus will be Saturday, November 13th at 6:30.  Proceeds from the Noble tickets and coloring books stay in our Temple.  Maskat will be cooking for the performers and Shriners present.  Volunteers are needed to sell coloring books and assist with the meal.

Chief Rabban Dooby Fox reported on the upcoming Rib Cook on October 30th.  The ribs will be take-out only.  Call Temple to reserve and make payments ($20 per slab). There will be 100 slabs cooked so reserve early.

The Maskat Turkey Cook will be on November 20th and 21st.  Please call Temple to reserve and make payment ($35 each).  There will be 200 cooked this year so reserve early.

 

 

 

 

CLOSING

 

Have any officers about the body of the Shrine have any further business to bring before the Nobility at this time?

Past Potentate Bruce Urban announced the 2022 TSA plans will be finalized by the end of this year.  He is working with the City of Wichita Falls, not Spectrum and will need lots of volunteers during the event.

Have any Nobles present anything to offer?

Scottish Rite?

York Rite?

Blue Lodges – CR Dooby Fox reported there will be an EA degree on Wednesday, Sept 22nd at the Jacksboro Lodge.

If there is no further business I shall proceed to close.

Noble John Priddis led us in closing prayer.

Chief Rabban Dooby Fox closed the Temple.

 

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August 2021

Recorder’s Corner

Just a few notes while we are dark.

First – A good time was had by all that went to TSA. The Provost Guard went to TSA in San Antonio to compete. They had the big guns there and was ready to gather a few medals for Maskat. The rain and standing water eliminated the final competition. Therefore no honors were given to anyone that competed. Maskat had no other units down to compete. The golf unit had just competed in Fredricksburg for their Mid-Winter, so they voted not to go to San Antonio. Kenny had several shining moments for Maskat. His counterparts had all given a Bowie Knife, hand made from a pattern that Jim Bowie’s Mother had made, and he gave it to Imperial Sir Jim Smith. Imperial Sir loved the gift. Also a very big deal, the Elks called Greg Stockton and informed him they had voted to give a $13,000.00 check for the Texas Shrine Hospital for Children. Kenny was able to present
the check to the Chairman of the Board of the Hospital during the meeting. Good on Maskat BUT Great on the Elks. Thanks to all Elks for the generous donation for our Hospitals.

Second – we had a very busy and successful Oil Bowl week. A big thank you to Yoshi as Chairman for a great job. Now the people behind the curtain, gosh it could not have happened with out every one of you. I would love to name all but am sure I would forget something and that would not be fair. So again THANK YOU for all you did it was an awesome event(s). If you missed any part it was your loss. Please make plans to attend next year you won’t be disappointed.

Third – There have been work days with few attending. We have gotten a lot done. The latest project is putting a new fence up around the cookers and storage units in the back of building. If you haven’t been out this summer do a drive by. Wood is not up yet but all supports have been bolted to concrete. We also poured a concrete curb around the Grease Trap (yes we have one) to keep anyone from driving into it. WE will finish fence next month.

Fourth – by the time this comes out we will have the Potentate’s Ball behind us. This is July 24th as we all know and I hope we have a crowd for this. $50.00 per couple that includes your Ribeye dinner. That alone is worth the price!!

Fifth – August the 7th is Dueling Pianos again. This was a huge event last time we had this event. It’s a fun time and hope we have lots of folks there. Reach out to some family and friends, its open to all.

Last – our Stated Meeting is Sept. 14th. We will have dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30 Look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks,
Calvin

MEETING MINUTES 6-8-2021

  1. Potentate Lemons called meeting to order.
  2. Maskat Temple was opened for business.
  3. Chaplain Bob Hampton PP lead all Nobles in prayer.
  4. Recorder Calvin Carlton PP was called to lead us in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
  5. Minutes from the last stated meeting were approved and seconded from the floor.
  6. Noble High Priest and Prophet stated there were no visitors.
  7. Report on Membership by Recorder Calvin Carlton PP. There were no Demits, Suspensions, Affiliations, or Reinstatements.
  8. There were no deaths to report in May.
  9. Committee Reports

Units Council- Jerry Sloan, None
Membership – Joe Viavattene, did not attend, no report.
Hospital Report Recorder Calvin Carlton PP, The Elks Lodge gave us $13,000.00 to give 0 the Shriners Hospital for Children -Texas.
Kenny was able to present the check to the Chairman of the Board during TSA.
Also Chief Rabban Dooby Fox and his counterparts gave $1300.00 to the Hospital Transportation Fund.

10. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Greg Stockton PP reported $10,607.00 was the final total made at Golf Tournament. We had $26,000 last month and $56,000 YTD in unrealized income end of last month. $10,000 will be sent to SHC from holdback Oil Bowl money because of now being a Temple fund raiser.

11. Old Business – Oil Bowl- Chairman Yoshi Fukasawa reported all is fine, we have players and food, we are in need of people to help during the activities. Call Yoshi or Cathy if available.

TSA report from High Priest & Prophet Bill Hammack – the Provost Guard was only Maskat unit
competing and it was rained out. But fun was had by all there.

Chief Rabban Dooby Fox reminded that Imperial Session is July 4-8 in Houston. He also stated that TSA is going strong in the planning stages for TSA 2022 here in the Falls.

12. New Business – Chief Rabban Dooby Fox noted that we will be going dark for July and August, returning in

September. There is a work day Saturday the 12th. of June.

——- CLOSING ——-

Have any officers about the body of the Shrine have any further business to bring before the Nobility at this time?
Have any Nobles present anything to offer?
Scottish Rite?
York Rite?Blue Lodges – Will Bogart reported Faith Lodge is having elections upcoming Tues. and 635 elections are Thursday.
Noble Dooby Fox proceeded to close Temple.

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June 2021

Recorder’s Corner 

Well let me say that people were ready to get out!! We had a fantastic Golf Tournament Friday May 7th. 144 PLAYERS attended and the weather was perfect. Special thanks goes out to Gordy for heading up this event and to Ed Hall for gathering up all the door prizes. We don’t want to leave out all of the volunteers, great job folks. I believe everyone walked away with something. A big thank you to all the businesses that helped out also. Thank you Scott Anderson and all the folks at River Creek for their great work. Maskat made approx. $10,500.00.

I also want to thank some of the younger Nobles that visited with me about what possibly the Temple is missing. I asked in my last article for some feedback and it was good to know some folks read the Wildcat. I will take this to the Divan and go to work on it !!

Fraternally,
Calvin

STATED MEETING  MINUTES  5-11-2021

  1. Potentate Lemons called meeting to order.
  2. Maskat Temple was opened for business.
  3. Chaplain Bob Hampton PP lead all Nobles in prayer.
  4. Recorder Calvin Carlton PP was called to lead us in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

Two new Nobles were given the short vows by Noble Bob Hampton PP and Recorder Calvin Carlton PP. James Chumley was brought in by Noble Roy Cheney and Marcelino Martinez was brought in by Noble and HP&P Bill Hammack.

  1. Minutes from the last stated meeting were approved and seconded from the floor.
  2. Noble High Priest and Prophet stated there were no visitors. The two new members were recognized.
  3. Report on Membership by Recorder Carlton. There was one demit. Noble Brady Watson is moving membership to Khiva as of 4-26-21, no Suspensions, Petitions, Affiliations, or Reinstatements.
  4. There were two deaths to report. Noble Bill Perry 4-5-21 and Noble Thomas Romines 4-7-21. A moment of silent prayer was observed.
  5. Committee Reports

Units Council – Jerry Sloan, None

Membership – Joe Viavattene, reported the need to attend Blue Lodges to gain membership.

Hospital Report Recorder Calvin Carlton, None

  1. Old Business – Gordy reported that the Golf Tournament was full with 144 players and made $10,500.00 for the Temple. Noble Dooby Fox reported TSA is June 3-5. We need a good showing because we have TSA next year. Temple work day was last Saturday. We cleaned out the old Foot Patrol room. All Divan was present and 4 or 5 Nobles. We were done by 11 AM. Potentate Ball is July 24th, at our beloved Temple. Make plans to be there. Also, the Potentate trip to Las Vegas on Oct 10. Dates can be modified. Mike Knox reported the old cooker out back has been repaired and is working great. We will put a new bottom on the new cooker and it will be ready to go. Maskat will have their Happy Hour May 20th.

 ——-  CLOSING ——-

Have any officers about the body of the Shrine have any further business to bring before the Nobility at this time?

Have any Nobles present anything to offer?

Scottish Rite? May 15th Terminal Degree in Ft Worth

York Rite? Last Saturday the cooking unit hosted a Banquet for York Rite. They were impressed with the Temple and meal. Several comments were made about how to join the Shrine.

Blue Lodges – 635 May 15th Committee of Work, register at 8am Forum 9am. Nocona Lodge Golf Tournament this Sat., this Thursday Quanah is raising 3 Masters. This Thursday I.P. is meeting with educational program with history in Texas and Masons in the old South. Bob Hampton PP pleaded our Nobility to attend Blue Lodges to seek new members.

If there is no further business, I shall proceed to close.

Noble Assistant Rabban, [PAUSE] inform the Captain of the Guard and his comrade, The Otter Guard, that I am about to close Maskat Shrine Temple, and direct them to observe your duties and report to me the number of Nobles in attendance.

Assistant Rabban:  Noble Captain of the Guard ……………….  You will both observe your duties.

Captain of the Guard:  Noble Assistant Rabban ………………  Outer Guard is so informed.

Noble Oriental Guide: [PAUSE] Secure the treasures of our altar.

16. Chaplain Bob Hampton PP lead us in prayer to close Temple.

17. Potentate Lemons closed Maskat Temple.

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May 2021

Recorder’s Corner 

Guys we are coming back!! People are starting to attend meetings and events. Things are happening. Kenny has opened up the Temple and we are going to have a good spring/ TSA/ Imperial and Temple activities. There is some fun scheduled!! Our ask is lets get some more folks out in support of these events. We also are asking our younger Nobles to get back involved. We all understand the pressures of family life in todays environment, But — ya’ll are needed. If we as a Temple are missing something I beg any Noble to corner a Divan member and share your ideas or thoughts. I look forward to seeing you in the near future.

I’m here for the haul !!
Calvin

STATED MEETING MINUTES 4-13-2021

1] Potentate Lemons called meeting to order.

2] Maskat Temple was opened for business.

3] Chaplain Bob Hampton PP lead all Nobles in prayer.

4] Recorder Calvin Carlton PP was called to lead us in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

5] Minutes from the last stated meeting were approved and seconded from the floor.

6] Noble High Priest and Prophet stated there were no visitors or new members.

7] Report on Membership by Recorder Carlton. There were no Demits, Suspensions, Petitions, Affiliations, we had one reinstatement – effective date 3-10-2021 Joel Jimenez came back.

8] There was one death to report. 3-29-2021 Noble Charles Maxwell passed. We observed a moment of silent prayer.

9] Committee Reports

Units Council – Jerry Sloan reported there was good representation at last Unit Council meeting and invited all units and any Noble to attend the next one on May 5th, 2021.

Membership – Joe Viavattene, was not present and had no report.

Hospital Report Recorder Calvin Carlton read part of an article from Jerry Gantt, Chairman of Board of Shriners Hospital for Children. He reported the consolidation between the Houston and Galveston Hospitals is complete and have completed the relocation of our Cincinnati, Ohio facility to within Dayton Children’s Hospital.

10] Old Business:

Bill Hammack reported 2 weeks ago Provost hosted a Midwinter here. There were 62 shooters and over 100 attending the banquet here at the Temple. The cooking unit served a full meal.

Greg Stockton – reported on 0 G Trip. 15-16 Nobles traveled to Shreveport and a total of $453.00 was spent and
a good time was had by all.

Gordy reported on Golf Tournament May 7th at River Creek. We need some help from volunteers.

Yoshi- reported on the Oil Bowl. 3/4 of Volleyball and Basketball is full and over 1/2 of the football team is secured. There was no coach’s media lunch because of weather and scheduling problems. He will try to contact
media to get some air time.

Kenny – reported if any nobles plan to attend TSA they need to contact Cathy. Potentate Trip is to be in Vegas; no
firm date yet. Potentate Ball will be July 24, with a ribeye dinner at Maskat. We have a new ice maker and moved the old one to Oasis. We have a new dishwasher purchased by donations by a few Nobles. Saturday work days have been productive, the Divan and 4-5 Nobles have been at both, the next one is May 8th. We would otherwise need to pay someone to do these things.

12] New Business:

The Potentate reported we will have our Maskat Happy Hour this Thursday 4/15/2021 at the Oasis.

Also reported we have poured a small concrete pad to put a cooker on that Jerry Sloan had donated to the
Provost Guard and was passed to Temple.

——- CLOSING ——-

Have any officers about the body of the Shrine have any further business to bring before the Nobility at this time?

Have any Nobles present anything to offer?

Scottish Rite?

York Rite? Last Saturday the cooking unit hosted a Banquet for York Rite. They were impressed with the Temple and meal.  Several comments were made about how join the Shrine.

Blue Lodges – PP Bob Hampton reported a Masonic funeral for Bill Perry. Several nobles attended in Lawton Ok.

If there is no further business, I shall proceed to close.

Noble Assistant Rabban, [PAUSE] inform the Captain of the Guard and his comrade, The Outer Guard, that I am about to close Maskat Shrine Temple, and direct them to observe your duties and report to me the number of Nobles in attendance.

Assistant Rabban: Noble Captain of the Guard ………………. You will both observe your duties.

Captain of the Guard: Noble Assistant Rabban ……………… Outer Guard is so informed.

Noble Oriental Guide: [PAUSE] Secure the treasures of our altar.

16] Chaplain Bob Hampton PP lead us in prayer to close Temple.

17] Potentate Lemons closed Maskat Temple.

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April 2021

Recorder’s Corner 

Just a small note on Stated Meeting attendance, March 9th, 2021. It was a warm feeling to see the number of people attending, thanks Gov. Abbott. There were appx 40 Nobles. We had folks I haven’t seen in years and one Noble I had never met. The units had enough people to hold a proper meeting.

Covid still has its hands on our O.G. Trip. The Divan decided to go ahead with plans to have one with these changes, there will be no bus. That was a $4500.00 expense that simply could not be justified. There will be NO hospital tour, because of Covid. I have taken that tour 8-10 times and look forward to see the hospital and hear what’s going
on every year. Other plans on golf, bowling, and the hospitality room are all setting on GO !! Fun is a top priority on this trip. I can’t make it this year because of the freeze last February. We are starting construction on damaged areas of my home. Ya’il have fun !!!

We had our first temple workday last Saturday 13th. Breakfast was at 7am and it was worth going for itself. Thanks to the 6 Nobles and Divan for showing. We were able to get a lot of things cleaned, fixed, re-arranged, and replaced, and was gone before noon. We will have another one Saturday April 10th. Remember these things would cost us a good amount of money if we didn’t do them. Hope to see a few more people there if at all possible.

Thanks,
Calvin

STATED MEETING MINUTES 3-9-2021

1.  Potentate Lemons called meeting to order.

2. Maskat Temple was opened for business.

3. Chaplain Bob Hampton PP lead all Nobles in prayer.

4. Recorder Calvin Carlton PP was called to lead us in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

5. Minutes from the last stated meeting were approved and seconded from the floor.

6. Noble High Priest and Prophet had no new Nobles.

7. Report on Membership by Recorder Carlton. There were no Demits, Suspensions, Petitions, Affiliations, and one Reinstatement. Noble Joel Jimenez.

8. There was one death on 2-21-2021 Noble Dallas Hutson. A moment of silent prayer was observed.

9. Committee Reports

Units Council – Jerry Sloan reported several units were in attendance. Those not there missed a good Pioneer Mexican
food dinner. Please have all units attend next month April 7th at 6:30.

Membership – Joe Viavattene was not in attendance.

Sunshine Report – Buddy Trantham reported Nobles Keno Lopez and Edgar Shockley were both in the hospital currently recovering.

Hospital Report – Recorder Calvin Carlton reported the boards of Galveston and Houston have joined as one. They will let natural attrition consolidate down to number of members desired.

Treasurer’s Report – Greg Stockton reported that the Temple will be moving funds from the current non existing Shotgun Unit. Rick Gilbert was notified and told if unit is formed again funds will be replaced to unit. This was an amount of $4,500.00, was put to a vote and passed without objection by Nobility.

11.  Old Business:

Potentate Lemons gave report on check Presentation from Patterson Auto Group in the amount of $4,250.00. Thanks was given to Brad Rogers.

Potentate Lemons also reported on the O.G. trip March 18-21. No bus and no hospital tour. All other activities are still a GO. Cost will be reduced to $25.00 to cover hospitality cost. Nobles will carpool.

Clint Lee reported on Clown Mid-Winter last weekend. 75+ people were in attendance $5,125 was raised for the Clown
Sneaker fund. Cooking Unit provided food for both Friday night and Saturday night Banquets. Great food and good time had by all.

OIL BOWL – Yoshi Fukasawa reported that the 2021 Oil Bowl is set to go … 8% over goal have been invited to play. Looking for some more local Oil Companies to help sponsor.

12.  New Business:

Bruce Urban reported that Provost Guard Mid-Winter will be March 27/28. Suez is host but Maskat P/Guard will put on at range. La Quinta is host hotel. A PA System is needed.

Clint Lee reported that the Easter Egg Hunt is set for April 3rd at the land. Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be served,
help needed.

Potentate Lemons is asking for all units to form a calling committee for Temple communication. He is asking for names of committee members before next stated meeting. Goal is getting more nobles to attend stated meeting and special events.

50/50 CLOWN SNEAKER FUND – was won by NOBLE and PP Bob Hampton. He donated all back to sneaker fund. Yea BOB ….. .

CLOSING

Do any officers about the body of the Shrine have any further business to bring before the Nobility at this time?

Gordy Antill – Golf Midwinter is April 1 and 2 (I believe in Fredericksburg).
The Maskat Golf Tournament is May 7th @ River Creek, 1 pm shotgun start. Same format as in years past.

Have any Nobles present anything to offer —

NOBLE Mike Knox had an old picture of Joe Tom. White in clown dress on a mini-bike. He gave to clown unit.

Any business from the:

Scottish Rite?
York Rite?
Blue Lodges? O.G. Will Bogart stated that #635 was flooded in freeze. Also 635 will have a degree at 9am this Saturday.

There is a Traveling Gavel contest between Blue Lodges. March 20th in Archer City, 2 being raised as Master
Masons 8:30am.

If there is no further business, I shall proceed to close.

Noble Assistant Rabban, [PAUSE] inform the Captain of the Guard and his comrade, The Outer Guard, that I am about to close Maskat Shrine Temple, and direct them to observe your duties and report to me the number of Nobles in attendance.

Assistant Rabban: Noble Captain of the Guard …………………….. You will both observe your duties.

Captain of the Guard: Noble Assistant Rabban ……………………. Outer Guard is so informed.

Noble Oriental Guide: [PAUSE] Secure the treasures of our altar.

16. Chaplain Bob Hampton PP lead us in prayer to close Temple.

17. Potentate Lemons closed Maskat Temple.

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March 2021

Recorder’s Corner 

STATED MEETING MINUTES 2-9-2021

1. Potentate Potentate Lemons called meeting to order.

2. Maskat Temple was opened for business.

3. Chaplain Bob Hampton PP lead all Nobles in prayer.

4. Recorder Calvin Carlton PP was called to lead us in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

5. Minutes from the last stated meeting were approved and seconded from the floor.

6. Noble High Priest and Prophet introduced our new Noble Paul Simpson.

7. Report on Membership by Recorder Carlton. There were no Demits, Suspensions, Petitions, Affiliations, or reinstatements.

8. There were no deaths last month.

9. Committee Reports

Units Council – Jerry Sloan reported there was no Units represented at meeting. He urged all units to attend and
give a report.

Membership – Joe Viavattene, we finally got a good lead from Web Fez; a Master Mason from Childress. Joe will
continue trying to contact him.

Hospital Report – Recorder Carlton: We received new contact numbers for the Hospital. Refer a person 1-888-215-3109 and for the Emergency Burn care 1-409-770-6773. We were also asked by Imperial Potentate not to use the word FREE when speaking of Hospital services. Use “all services are provided regardless of ability to pay.”

10. Old Business

The Obligation for High Priest & Profit to Bill Hammack by Potentate Lemons.

Super Bowl Party was a success if only 50 people attended. We all understand the issues.

O.G. Trip every one invited Shriner or not. Time for fun and friendship. There will be Golf! Bowling! and Hooter
Wings for sure. Not sure of Hospital tour.

11. New Business

Potentate Lemons stated he will have a Potentate Ball and a Trip. Details TBD because of Covid-19.

Imperial is July 4-8 in Houston. Any noble interested in going contact Cathy to secure rooms in host hotel.

Have any officers about the body of the Shrine have any further business to bring before the Nobility at this time?

Have any Nobles present anything to offer? Noble Rick Gilbert presented a check to the SHC-Texas for $250.00 from he and his brother Jerry Gilbert in memory of their Mother.

Scottish Rite?

York Rite?

Blue Lodges? O.G. Will Bogart offered that the Masonic State Grand Master Ken Curry was at Faith Lodge for his 1 st
state conference. The theme of the speech was “Bring a Friend Back”. Bob Hampton thanked the divan for attending the meeting Saturday with Ken Curry SGM.

Also — Connor McCaslin is the 88th District Dept. Marshall. Congratulations to Connor!

If there is no further business, I shall proceed to close.
CLOSING

Noble Assistant Rabban, inform the Captain of the Guard and his comrade, The Outer Guard, that I am about to close
Maskat Shrine Temple, and direct them to observe your duties and report to me the number of Nobles in attendance.

Assistant Rabban: Noble Captain of the Guard, you will both observe your duties.

Captain of the Guard: Noble Assistant Rabban, Outer Guard is so informed.

Noble Oriental Guide: Secure the treasures of our altar.

12. Chaplain Bob Hampton PP lead us in prayer to close Temple.

13. Potentate Lemons closed Maskat Temple.

Sincerely,
Calvin Carlton, PP Recorder

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February 2021

Stated Meeting Minutes 1/12/21
1. Potentate Miller called meeting to order and Maskat Temple was opened for business.

2. Chaplain Bob Hampton, PP lead all Nobles in prayer.

3, Recorder Calvin Carlton, PP was called to lead us in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

4. .Captain of the Guard was informed to tell the Outer Guard that Maskat Shrine is open for business.

5. Minutes for the last Stated Meeting were approved and seconded from the floor.

6. Noble High Priest and Prophet reported we had one new member last month: Paul Simpson.

7. Report on Membership by Recorder Carlton. There were no demits, petitions, affiliations or reinstatements. There are 9 suspensions as of 12/31/20 for non-payment of dues.

8. There was one death last month, Noble John Gill. A moment of silent prayer was given.

9. Committee Reports

a. There was no report from Units Council, Sunshine or Membership.

b. Hospital report by Recorder Carlton stated that the 2021 Shrine East-West Bowl game has been cancelled due to
Covid-19.

c. Treasurer’s report by Treasurer Greg Stockton reported that in 2020 Maskat made between $13,000 and
$14,000. We also made $53,000 in our investments last year.

10. No old business.

11. New Business

a. The Potentate talked about the Foster Kid’s Christmas gifts. The Temple purchased the gifts and they were
picked up for distribution. Potentate Miller thanked his wife, Lady Jody, Lady Jennifer Tunnell and Lady Tami
Lemons for purchasing and wrapping the gifts.

b. Potentate Miller talked about the OG Trip. It has been delayed with April or May being possible dates.

c. Treasurer Greg Stockton, PP asked the Nobility to vote on accepting the budget for 2021. It was Potentate Miller
awarded Certificates of appreciation to:

Gordy Antill for the Maskat Golf Tournament
Bill Hammack for the Steak Cook-Off
Charles Dean as IHOP Chairman
Billy Bumgarner as Wildcat Editor
Daryl Dickey for the Oasis
Jim Griffin for the Cooking Unit
Kenny Lemons for the Turkey Cook
Dee Roberts as Colonel of the Units

e. The Golden Fez Awards went to Ed Hall and Jerry Sloan.

f. Bob’s Room will be re-named Jody’s Room for all of her efforts to put and keep that room in some sort of order through the years.

12. Meeting called to refreshment and re-convened for open installation by Potentate Miller. Ladies were invited to attend.

13. Presentation of Plaque and Gavel and Life Membership to Potentate Miller by incoming Potentate Lemons.

14. Presentation to incoming Potentate Kenny Lemons

a. Portrait by grandson Bryson Moore
b. Fez by granddaughter Nettie Seel

15. Potentate Miller called for the Installation of Officers by Noble Marshall and PP Bruce Urban. Marshall Urban called for the exchange of jewels and then gave the oath and vows of the new Divan. A separate oath and vow of office was given to incoming Potentate Lemons.

16. Potentate Lemons asked Chaplain and PP Bob Hampton to give the closing prayer. Potentate Lemons reminded the Nobility that this is Maskat Shrine Temple’s 100th anniversary. He stated that there would be cake
and champagne after the meeting.

17. Potentate Lemons declared Maskat Temple closed.

Sincerely,

Calvin Carlton, PP
Recorder

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January 2021

The Stated Meeting attendance has been low the last few months due to the Covid virus. I thought that I would send out the minutes from December’s Stated Meeting to keep all of you up to date with the business that was discussed. Stay well!

STATED MEETING MINUTES 12-8-2020

  1. Potentate Miller called meeting to order.
  2. Maskat Temple was opened for business.
  3. Chaplain Bob Hampton PP led all Nobles in prayer.
  4. Recorder Calvin Carlton PP was called to lead us in the Shrine Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
  5. Paul Simpson was led into the meeting for vows and a short ceremony, to become a member, led by Past Potentates Calvin Carlton and Bob Hampton.
  6. Minutes from the last stated meeting were approved and seconded from floor.
  7. Noble High Priest and Prophet introduced our newNoble Paul Sompson.
  8. Report on Membership by Recorder Carlton. There were no demits, suspensions, petitions, affiliations or reinstatements.
  9. There were two deaths last month. Noble Richard A. Thompson and Noble Ralph E. “Potter” Bowles. A moment of silent prayer was called by Potentate Miller.
  10. Committee Reports: There was no report from Units Council or Sunshine. Membership chair Joe Viavattene reported we have some possible interest from MDS. We are updating our records and will chase any leads down. Hospital Report from Recorder Carlton gave the 2020 budget numbers from Imperial on how all money has been budgeted by category.
  11. Old Business: Ed Hall reported that turkey sales went well. We have approx. 40 remaining turkeys to sell.
  12. New Business:

Election of officers was called. Past Potentate Charles Dean was asked to run the election process.
Potentate Miller nominated Kenny Lemons for 2021 Potentate.
PP Greg Stockton nominated Dooby Fox for Chief Rabban.
Noble Dooby Fox nominated Mike Knox for Assistant Rabban.
Noble Mike Knox nominated Bill Hammack for High Priest and Prophet.
Noble John Priddis nominated Will Bogart for Oriental Guide.
PP Calvin Carlton nominated PP Greg Stockton for Treasurer.
PP Greg Stockton nominated PP Calvin Carlton for Recorder.
All nominations were uncontested and passed unanimously.

13. The drawing for the Clown Sneaker Fund was $35.00 and was won by Noble Mike Knox.
14. Noble Will Bogart reported that all Blue Lodges are looking at possibility of combining into one physical building. This decision will be completed by December 21 st. Will asked that we all attend our respective Lodge meetings for these conversations and votes.
15. Captain of the Guard reported 28 Nobles in attendance.
16. Chaplain Bob Hampton PP led us in prayer to close Temple.
17. Potentate Miller closed Maskat Temple.

Sincerely,

Calvin Carlton, PP
Recorder