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Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy MONDAY!!

What a wonderful Sunday (for October) we had.  The Motor Corps had their picnic and I understand everyone had a good time. 

Tonight we begin planning YOUR 2014 Circus.  Be ready to help out when asked.  We are looking for an increase in shows and attendance in February.  It will take help from everyone to make it the continued success as we have seen the past couple of years.

DID YOU HEAR???  You could WIN a new Ford F-150 at the golf outing on August 17!  Beau Townsend Ford is sponsoring  a hole in one contest and you could be the winner.  Look at your Crier or the Antioch website for sign-up details!!

Enjoy your week everyone!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013


It may not but the last 2 were very wet!  Actually a good turn out by both the Nobles of Antioch and the Greenville community.  Who would have thought it would actually be chilly in July??  Thanks to all that braved the weather for this event....

NOW on to Russells Point and the Antioch Family Parade and Picnic!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


We are just 8 short weeks away for the Great Lakes Session in Lebanon.  Ill. Sir Doug Sorrell has a planning meeting tonight. A lot of nobles are needed to help put on this very special Session.   If you have time to help, you can attend the meeting tonight.  It begins at 6:30 at the Temple..

Monday, July 22, 2013

We say goodbye!

Tonight we said goodbye to our Potentate in 2007, Roland Williams 33rd.  Roland became a Shriner in the year my dad was Potentate 1973.  A very distinguished Mason/Shriner.  He was a former member of the Rovers and formed the Gun Club.   Rest my friend from your labors.  We will meet again soon!!

The Bobbies held their summer picnic yesterday.  What a good time everyone had.  They even put on their now almost famous Mouse Degree.    Your Divan will try to make all your picnics this summer. Please make sure you let us know so we can have fun with you!!

Saturday, July 20, 2013


It was a hot night in MOON CITY for the Annual Aug-Mer Car Show... How hot?  The temperature was 94 when I arrived, and the show was at its hottest when over 225 cars attended.  There was a car there from as far away as Ontario Canada!

We were introduced to one of the former Shuttle Astronauts  who was in town for the anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon!

A great time and special pats on the back to everyone who put on the show!!  The estimated  proceeds of $3,500 will go to the Funster's Red Sneaker Fund for research at the Cincinnati Burns Hospital!!

Zack & Ashley put on a GREAT SHOW!!



Here Ambassador Jim May is working very hard!

Of course there was food as Dave always seems to find!

Some of our Funsters came out and played with the kids!!

A wonderful Evening!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013


The Divan ladies have begun the final phase on the lower level. Work is being planned. The games and equipment will be in place in a few weeks.  It will be nice to see this project completed and be able to show it of to all of you!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Work Continues!

Tonight I have a meeting with the Divan ladies as we prepare to begin the final phase of the lower level project.  Within the next couple of weeks we will have a completed project and ready for everyone to see and use!!

Another project about ready for completion is the service area by the Ballroom!  Jack Morgan, leader of the ACES is about to begin the final phase of completing the plumbing, mop sink and service sink.

It will be exciting to see to these two projects come to completion!!

Doug Johnson is reviewing the lighting systems in the lower level and replacing them with more energy efficient and better fixtures. We also anticipate a rebate from DP&L for this project. 

We continue to try to improve your HOME!  Take time to look at the changes.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday with the Riders!

The Social Riders had a ride and poker run on Saturday.  For their 1st event they had over 75 bikes and an additional 5 (4 wheel) type riders.  A beautiful day in western Ohio after all the rain the past few weekends

Thursday, July 11, 2013


The carpet is almost completed. The lower level activity room is finally coming to real life. Those with items for the game room please contact me so we can get them downstairs.

When in the building take a look at what you have done for OUR HOME!!
Happy Thursday!!

Now that the heat & rain are out of here for a little while lets get out there and enjoy!  Tonight I will be heading north to attend the Funsters Meeting.  It will be a good time hearing the stories from their Imperial Competition and seeing their awards!!

A reminder, this weekend is the Social Riders poker run.  It begins at 11am Celina.  Anyone, motor cycle or not can enjoy this event.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


With the Imperial Convention in our rear view mirror, it also means the first half of 2013 is behind us.  Now its back to work.  Time to get going with our summer projects.  We have a few parades coming up and the Antioch Open Golf Outing in August.  We have picnic's with all the units and clubs.  Time to have fun with our fellow Antioch Family members!

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Guest Blogger has been allowed to post a few photos of "GIRL POWER" at Imperial!  We had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves in Indianapolis! Thanks for attending & enjoy the photos!  Pam (guest blogger)

Saturday, July 6, 2013



When the rain quite for a few hours we made a mad dash for the parade route.  After dealing with some people who don't understand ANTIOCH comes out in force, we did get everyone together and what a site we made in downtown Indianapolis.

A look at the Funsters rig shows it loaded to brim with clowns.  What a great job Mick & Brian did to add to the rig to the clown fest at the beginning of the parade.  Over 600 clowns began the parade.


Thursday, July 4, 2013


We said goodbye to Indy today and everyone has returned home.  What a GREAT week we had!  Our Funsters & Pipers won International competitions.  Over 200 nobles and ladies were in Indy and for more than 1/2 it was their first convention.   About 5 or 6 just came into the Shrine this year. 

ANTIOCH proved again we are back, proud and ready to restore our place as #1 in Shriners International.  We were the LARGEST Visiting Temple on the street for the parade.

Lady Pam & I and the entire Divan and their ladies were so proud to be able to host you this week.  You all now have the institutional knowledge of a convention to pass on to the future nobles and families. Next year Scott will welcome you all to Minneapolis MN.  Look for information coming our later in the year..

Even though mother nature spoiled the last part of the Indy 500 party, we had over 1/2 take a ride in an INDY CAR!


Over the next few days I will post some of the pictures from this week!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Proud Potentate & Divan

What a night in Indy!! How very proud you made us. Nothing but very positive comments we received at the parade last night. Being the largest visiting temple on street last night!!! Imperial and Indianapolis knows we are the #1 Temple. Your Divan and I were so very proud to salute YOU at the end of the parade!


John Bull Jr


Our clowns proved once again why Antioch is number 1. 14 awards in Mondays competition. We had 4 first time international winners. Their famous lawn chair skit won a award too. Our Funsters kicked clown butts here in Indy. They will all know. FEAR THE NOSE!!

John Bull Jr


Monday, July 1, 2013

Sunday in Indy

What a Great time was held at the Welcome to Indy party. Over 200 nobles and ladies are here enjoying a wonderful week.

Tonight we will be the #2 Temple here is size for the parade. I am so very proud of everyone for putting Antioch back where we belong. They ALL know Antioch is here!!