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