The Ararat Shrine Restaurant is open for Lunch beginning at 11:30 am !!
Bring your friends, neighbors and work mates!
Buckner Parade.  Line-up time is Sept 20th - Lineup at 9:00 am - Parade 10:00 am
The parade is the kickoff for the Buckner Festival in the Valley celebration
Harrisonville Parade on October 4th.  Line-up time is 10:00 am - Parade 11:00 am
The parade is a highlight of the annual Harrisonville Burnt District Festival.
Date: September 21, 2014 - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
- Location: Indepencence Lodge 76 - 120 S. Pleasant, Independence, MO
- Cost: Adults: $8 - Children: $4
- Includes: Brisket, vegatable, salads, drinks, favorite cake of our good cooks
- Proceeds to purchase ice machine for the Lodge
BBQ Contest Party -
Tickets $25 -
Includes Bus Trip to and from the Temple. Bus leaves Ararat Shrine at 6:30 pm. Entry to the Royal BBQ, food & adult refreshments in our tent - located at spot #124.
For more information contact David Johnson 816.349.7930
October Fest - October 4th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm [after the Harrisonville Parade]
Admission: $7 -
Includes Biergarten, Music & Games.
Authentic German Bier & Brewmaster courtesy of KC Bier.
Food available: Brats & German Potato Salad.
  Paul Black P.P.
  Class Honoree
Fall Ceremonial - 1 Day Only – October 11, 2014 -
Dress is business casual with sport coat!
Come join us for an entirely modernized Ceremonial!!
09:30am – 10:00am Final Preparation Meeting
10:00am – 11:30am Candidate Registration & Interviews
11:30am – 12:50pm Candidates & Lady’s Luncheon in A&B $15 per person - RSVP at the Office at 816-923-1975
12:50pm – 1:00pm Brief break 1:00pm – 2:00pm Hospital Presentation for the ladies in A&B 1:00pm – 1:30pm 1st Section in Bennett
1:30pm – 3:00pm 2nd Section in Bennett
2:00pm – 3:00pm Entertainment for the ladies in A & B 3:00pm – 3:30pm Setup Static
Display of Flags of the 50 States in Bennett Setup for Arch Production in Bennett
3:00pm – 3:30pm Setup Patio for Pub Crawl
3:30pm – 04:00pm Nobles & Guests Begin Arriving in Bennett 3:45pm Candidates & Ladies pick up fez & packet & Line up at back of Bennett
4:00pm-4:15pm Introductions and Opening Ceremony
4:15pm-5:00pm Arch Production
5:00pm-???? Pub crawl begins with food being served on the outside Patio as a part of the Unit & Club Displays. DJ & Karaoke on the Patio and everyone celebrates with the new Nobles.

All Candidate Petitions and accompanying fees must be turned in to the Business Office by 7:00 pm on October 8, 2014.
Dues & Initiation Fees total $202.50 including Fez & Shriners Gift Pack.
Dates: Saturdays - October 18 & 25, 2014
The Spring Reunion for the Valley of Kansas City is nearing. Petitions for new candidates should be submitted as soon as possible and all current Scottish Rite Masons are invited to attend, enjoy the fellowship, support this Fall Reunion and Kansas City Valley.
If you have yet to become a member of the Scottish Rite, this is a great opportunity to take that leap, expand your Masonic Membership and become a member of the Kansas City Scottish Rite!!!
For information: Email - Or call Brent Marchant: 816.226.8012
Review the links below for the Fall Reunion Schedule and the Kansas City Scottish Rite website:
Link: Petition
Have you bought your 2014 Circus Pins yet?
Cost: $20 each
Help send a child to the Circus
Purchase your Mom & Dad pins at the office
Nobles receive 25 crown jewel points for each pin purchase up to 500 points.
Circus Pin purchases are recognized in the Shrine News.
2014 Circus T-Shirts $20 each
2014 Circus Sweatshirt $25 each
2014 Circus Hoody $30 each
Simply sell circus tickets to your friends and family
Sell Circus Tickets for $10.00 - Keep $3.00 of each ticket
Contact Ararat Office: 816.923.1975
Link: Circus Ticket Flyer
Campaign information listed in the flyer below
We are pleased to announce that The Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel, 1215 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64105, has offered a special rate for Shriners during the Circus at $109 per day. You can make your reservations 24 hours a day by calling their Toll Free Number: 1-877-224-2870 and ask for the Shrine Circus Room Block. The hotel has requested that you DO NOT call the hotel’s local number. The toll free number is their reservation call center that handles reservations.
Put this years SHINER'S EVE PARTY on your calendar!!!!
Holiday Nuts & Candies, Mixes, Sugarless Treats
- Approx. 1lb Bags - Remember your Holiday baking needs
- Order dates are Sept 18th, Oct 2nd, Oct 16th, 30th, Nov 13th, Dec 4th
- Last order will be placed on Dec 12th.
- Make all checks payable to Motor Escort
- Attached is the list of items available and Prices
- See a Motor Escort Member or contact
- Tracy Helton 816-223-7030 or Cindy Helton 816-223-6075
In the interest of maintaining our facility we are looking to establish a list of qualified tradesmen to volunteer for projects necessary for the upkeep and preventative maintenance for the Ararat facility. If you are qualified in air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical, carpentry, flooring, plumbing, plastering, painting or any other building trade, we would like to hear from you. There will be a Building Committee formed and this committee will coordinate the necessary projects for the Temple. If you are interested, please provide your name, contact information, hours of availability and area of expertise to the Business Office. We thank you in advance for your willingness to be involved in the preservation of the Ararat building.
Anna Harrington continues her walk across the nation on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Her amazing journey will take her over 3400 miles across America visiting Shriner's Hospitals on foot!!!
Follow Anna and cheer her on her cross-country journey.
Voice Alert Fire Warning Alert System w/Custom Message Recording
Alert Works® a leading manufacturer of safety devices that ALERT you to impending danger designs and produce high quality safety products with the purpose of protecting your family and home, as well as your piece of mind. Our goal is to offer devices that provide advance warning so you and your family will have extra time to escape life threatening danger.

Help Shriners Hospitals for Children by keeping your love ones safe.
More information on fire safety contact Ararat Shrine Center 816-923-1975
Or just let one of the ladies list below know:
Fund raiser: Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America 2015 Mid States Unit
$15.00 per unit includes 8 “AA” batteries
To purchase Smoke Alarm contact any LOSNA Lady, Or Call
Jan Hess 816- 785-9742
Laurie Brewer 816-255-0416
Lynne Cooper 816- 510-4509
Glenna Wheelbarger 816-797-1966
The Childcare Room is available for Units/Clubs to use during their functions, giving parents/guardians the opportunity to attend functions, while knowing their children are safe and happy!

Units/Clubs: There is an $80 fee for use of the room during your function. This pays for 2 childcare workers. If you provide your own workers (minimum 2 required), the fee is waived, and you are responsible for paying them directly. Contact Barbie Johnson (816-591-1357) to reserve the room, 30 days notice is requested. There will be a fee box located in the childcare room for the $5 per child fee, plus and any additional donations, paid the night of your function. This money will be used for room upkeep and supplies. Please clean up after each use: place all bedding/linens in laundry bag, sweep floors, wipe down surfaces with disinfectant, and pick up all trash and toys.

Parents/Guardians:  Fee is $5 per child, per event - which is used to stock snacks, drinks, activity supplies, toys, linens & cleaning products, so we are able to provide your children with a fun, clean, safe, comfortable environment.

Please clean up after each use: place all bedding/linens in laundry bag, sweep floors, wipe down surfaces with disinfectant, and pick up all trash and toys. Parents/Guardians: A $10 donation per child is kindly suggested. It is used to stock snacks, drinks, activity
supplies, toys, linens & cleaning products, so we are able to provide your children with a fun, clean, safe, comfortable environment.
Don't forget to call the restaurant office to host your next get together. The Shrine can support your small card groups to large parties of 10 to 1,000 and make them a success.
For more information call at 816.923.1995
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