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Monday, April 29, 2013


At no other time can you get the INDY CAR guys together and dressed up.  THANK YOU GUYS!!  YOUR THE BEST!!
What a great gift from the Divan!!  We will have this on display at Antioch for the rest of the year!!  THANKS to the greatest Divan we have had!!
A little more party time to the music of THIS SIDE UP!  They had everyone dancing well into the evening!
Finishing off the evening was the traditional wedding cake at the non-traditional wedding!  We did keep it a surprise for most everyone!

Sunday, April 28, 2013


It's OFFICIAL...Antioch has a NEW 1st lady!   What a night it was with over 240 Nobles, ladies and friends who got to witness a great evening a FUN and fellowship, capped off with the wedding of John & Pam... You were told there would be a few surprises at the Ball....
At the end of the speech, everyone was told the clock was ticking. Referencing the 24 hour notice that Pam had... With the ceremony conducted by Chaplain Paul Weglage John & Pam tied the knot! At about 9:15  Saturday, Pam Strasser became Pam BULL.

Imperial Sir Tad Claypool also read a letter from the current
Imperial Potentate Al Madsen congratulating them both!! More to come!!



Friday, April 26, 2013


Inside the Numbers

The weekend has arrived and it's time to Celebrate Antioch with the annual Potentates Ball.  Here are numbers to ponder.  They could win you a prize in the future....

720 Shrimp
240 Special Souvenir Wine Glasses
147 Miles Driven to Deliver Indy Car
120 "1973" Ladies Pendants
90 Pounds of Filets
58 Bottles of Wine
36 Rooms Reserved at the Marriott
24 Months of Planning
20 Gallons of Coffee
16 Aides Hard Working 
14 Visiting Divan Members
6  Visiting Temples Represented
5 Photographers
2   BIG Surprises.



Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Last Saturday your Divan and Membership Team attended the One Day Class!  We set up our new traveling tabletop display  to inform the new masons on the Shrine.  We already have received 39 petitions for the June 1st Ceremonial! 

Don't miss this chance to find that Master Mason who would make a FEZ-tastic Shriner and get him signed up

Here is your TEAM working hard and welcoming the new masons.  They also handed each one a brochure on  the Shrine, our Hospitals and information on how to join us which included a petition!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


OVER 400 men became Master Masons on Saturday during the Grand Masters One Day Class.  What a sight to see over 1100 men in the Masonic Center witnessing some very fine degree work.  Your Divan and Membership committee were on site all day talking Shrine to all the candidates!  After the degree work was completed, your team handed out almost 900 pamphlets which included petitions to become Shriners. 

Your work is ahead of you.  Everyone needs to follow up with these potential nobles for the Ceremonial on June 1st.  Contact HP&P Dave Heizer to follow up on these or any other potential candidates!!  YOUR GOAL for JUNE......100 new nobles!

Friday, April 19, 2013


Circus report night for 2013 was once again a BIG success!  With the announcment of the Dayton Sharks coming back for 2014, and the UD Arena again hosting the 2014 Circus and beyond, Krogers on board agian it was time to announce the amount for 2013.  As I said in August, I wanted to be like Jerry Lewis, and I wanted one more dollar then last year.  In 2012 we made over $103,000  like Jerry I was supprised when we blew by 2012  with $105,703.84 raised for Antioch!

You can never say THANK YOU enough, but tonight it was about the ANTIOCH FAMILY!  You ALL did a great job!!!

See you in August for the 2014 Kickoff!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Its CIRCUS report night this Friday!  Doors open at 6pm with a social hour, and the report program begins at 6:30.  A few BIG surprises are on there way!
   Do you know these two??

Our very own Famous Funsters preforming again!!

Lions....Tigers....and BULLS??? Oh My!!
Saturday is our big chance to attract new members to Antioch!  It's the Grand Masters One Day Class at the Masonic Center!  Join your Divan and membership team around 3pm to help welcome these new masons.  Tell them how much FUN  you can have being a Shriner.

Then to wrap up the weekend it bar tending class on Sunday.  A lot going on, are you involved? 

Sunday, April 14, 2013


The Weekend began working on Crier and Tabloid articles.  Then Pam & I headed north to Toledo for Zenobia's Potentates Ball, while Kevin & Dave headed south to Syrian's Circus. 

Sunday we all joined together at HARA Arena for Antioch Day at the Sharks game.  A good turnout by our nobles and families!  Our Legion of Honor presented the colors, the Bass Band entertained before the game.  The Funsters preformed

their FAMOUS lawn chair routine!  The crowd enjoyed our T-Shirt toss.  A great time was had by everyone involved!!

If you miss this outing, our next one is on Friday, May 10 at the Dayton Dragons Game!  Come out and enojoy the FUN!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Did you miss Monday nights Stated Meeting and ladies program?  Here are a few shots from the events.  A special thank you to the Daughters of the Nile for thier dinner!  Remember in September when we have our next meeting and ladies event.  The Elissa Guild will provide dinner for everyone!

There are a few tickets left for the Sharks Game, but if you don't have them, come out Sunday and join us.  We will have tickets at HARA Arena for you!  Were your fez and a smile!!


Thursday, April 11, 2013


Its upon us already!!  Its SHARKS Weekend!  Our circus partners the Dayton Sharks have invited us to be part of the fun of indoor football!  With the weather looking "iffy" outside, what a great day to join your Antioch Family for some football fun! 

Our very own Funsters will be preforming at halftime.  The Brass Band will be playing in the lobby before the game and the Legion of Honor will present the colors! A "mini" parade on the field,   Where can you have this much fun for $5.00.  We are also looking for some nobles to help with a T-Shirt toss!  Come out and join us.    Doors open at 3:00, and the game starts at 4:00.   Call the ANTIOCH office for the $5.00 tickets!!! We only have about 25 left!   See you ALL at the Shark Tank! (HARA ARENA)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Who would have thought how much fun you could have at a Stated Meeting.  It all began with a dinner sponsored by the Daughters of the Nile.  What a fantastic dinner Rick Maynard prepared for the ladies!!  That follow up by over 30 ladies joining Pam for the 1st ladies only event! 

The men were not left out, as we had a heart warming presentation by Jeff, & Molly Kash.  Molly told the story of their son Rudy, who has had a number of surgeries at OUR Cincinnati Hospital.  Not only was it a thrill to hear her story, but is by one of own!  Jeff is son of Motor Corp Veteran Lee Kash and brother of Indy Car Veteran Doug Kash.  It is good to see success stories to remind us every now ant then, why we do what we do!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

If you missed the PARTY or want to see more, here you go!!

How about Antioch's Dance Instructors!!!

ANTIOCH was the place to be Saturday night with BJ & BILLIE and the PARROTT HEAD PARTY!!  Almost 150 people came, ate, drank, danced, and played for the evening.  We had 25 attempt the limbo contest with Laura Shaw taking the crown!!  
Not sure about those Indy Car guys.  Since I left (got kicked out) of the unit for the Divan they sure have funny ways of playing together....
Looks like their Director needs to get his directions right before parade season beings next month!!
And look at our Chief Rabban's new way of partying!!

Friday, April 5, 2013


A fun filled weekend is upon us!!  The PARROTT HEAD Party on Saturday.  Doors open at 5pm.  Then on Sunday, the Funsters Charity Basketball game between the Logan Co. Sherriff's Dept. and the Cincinnati Bengals.  The Daughters of the Nile will have their installation at Antioch beginning at 2pm. 

We finish up the weekend with our Stated Meeting on Monday Night!  Dinner will be from 5:00-6:30pm.  Our 1st Ladies event will be held during the Stated Meeting. 

Come out and be part of Antioch's Fun!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

FIRST TUESDAY.....  of the month always brings the Divan Meeting.  Last night was no exception.  We first learned that the Grand Masters One Day Class will be big.....VERY BIG!!!  Upwards of 400 new Master Masons will come out of the Class on April 20th.  Antioch's Divan will be there in full force!  We will have an informational table area and we will talk SHRINE to the candidates.

Final plans were put together for the Stated Meeting on Monday, April 8th.  Reminder of the dinner before by the Daughters of the Nile for $7.  It will run from 5:00 - 6:30.  

Thursday is the FINAL day to register for the ladies painting class on Monday.  A good turn out is expected. 

A LOT going on in April!  Read the Crier, watch the web site and here for upcoming events as we continue to RACE TOWARD THE FUTURE!!!