2016 Potentate's Trip & Imperial Session in Tampa, Florida
Discover Tampa Bay & enjoy your rooms at the La Meridien Hotel
Imperial Session - July 3 - July 7, 2016
 
Imperial Session starts the morning of July 3rd and ends July 7th . Rooms available July 1st through July 9th for early arrival and/or extended stays.

Contact the Ararat Business office at 816-923-1975 to reserve the days you want no later than June 8th . Reservations are for hotel in Tampa only. You will need to make travel arrangements to and from Tampa. Imperial Session events are free unless otherwise noted that a ticket required. See Flyer for details.
 
 
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 7:00 pm @ Ararat Shrine
Sail with Chief Rabban Randy Berry on Royal Carribean Cruise Lines in 2017
Details provided at the presentation
Ambassador Travel | Claudia Loun | 816-554-2300
Greeters Steak Fry
Sunday June 26, 2016
Lake Jacomo, Shelter House #10, Lee's Summit, Mo [Map]
Shriners Welcome:
- 1:00 pm - Open Bar -
- 2:00 pm - Dinner
- 10 oz Sirloin or 8 oz Ribeye
- Hot Baked Potatos -
- Green Beans Almondine -
- Mixed Salad -
- Delicious Pies for Dessert - - $15 per person
Call Bob Rojas for reservations - 816-358-1302.
Richmond Shrine Club's 3rd Annual Cajun Low Country Boil
400 Wollard Blvd., Richmond, Mo [Map]
Open to the Public - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm!!!
- Shrimp, Crawfish, Sausage & all the Fixins
- Cash Bar
- $25 per person
Proceeds Benefit Building Improvements.
July 16, 2016
Noon-2:00 pm
There will be a special recognition of our Vietnam Veterans in a presentation to the Viet Nam Veterans by the Daughters of the American Revolution following the ceremony.
Please join us for a reception and recognition for those who served.
For information: Jim Gargotta 913-645-4760 or John Spotswood 816-734-0525.
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Ararat Shrine Temple
$10 per person | Kids under 10 - $5
Presented by the Potentates' Aides of Ararat
Fish Fry - July 22 | 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 | $5 Children under 10
Fried Fish and all the Fixins
Cash Bar
Tickets purchased at the Shrine Business Office or from any Cooking Team Member
Mon - Fri - 10am-4:30pm or by telephone 816.923.1975
Advanced Ticket Sales Only!!
11:30 am - Doors Open
Noon to Midnight - Battle of the Bands
Tickets $10 Presale | $15 at the Door
Tickets can be purchased at the Shrine Business Office
Mon - Fri - 10am-4:30pm or by telephone 816.923.1975
Must be 18 or older to attend
For information: Karl Knoll | KarlKnoll@msn.com
Like us on Facebook at JCSC Battle of the Bands
All Proceeds to Benefit the Jackson County Shrine Club
Featuring:
 
Nobody's Mad
Piece of Jake
Villain's Dance
The Wry Band
Seven Year Itch
United Dysfunction
More to be announced
 
August 6, 2016 - Noon - 6 pm!!!
Held at Ararat Shrine [Contact/Map]
$20 donation includes:
Chance for 100 prizes (List to follow soon)
Hamburger, hot dog, chips, lemonade & tea (cash bar)
(served 12:30 to 2 pm)
Clubs & Units will make $3 for every ticket sold!!
On the day of the event participants will be allowed to buy up to ten additional tickets for ten additional guns (Information to follow-Must be present to win)
For information or tickets: 816-923-1975
Rules:
All proceeds benefit Ararat, Abdalllah & Midian Shriners and are not deductible as a charitable contribution.
1. Must have photo I.D. to enter.
2. Must provide event ticket or worker’s lanyard to enter event.
3. All Local, State, and Federal Laws will be adhered to.
4. Must be 18 years of age to purchase ticket.
5. If under 18 years of age, you must purchase an “Entry-Only” wristband, which allows Entry-Only and is NOT a ticket to enter the raffle. Children up to age 5 are admitted free of charge. We encourage you to consider that this is an adult oriented event.
6. Must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages
7. If a gun is substituted, the value will be equal to the purchased price.
8. Need not be present to win. (Unless otherwise stated for additional onsite raffles.)
9. All Firearms issued by D&M Gun Sales, 114 N. Wabash Ave, Howard, KS 67349
10. Photo ID will be required to take possession of prizes.
11. All guns won at the 2015 Event MUST be picked up no later than 12/31/2016.
We will ship to a FFL Dealer for transfer for those persons out of the area.
 
 
Lake Jacomo, Shelter House #10, Lee's Summit, Mo [Map]
- 6:00 am - Setup -
- 8:00 am - Social Hour -
- 9:00 am - Breakfast -
- Bacon, Eggs, Biscuits, Gravy, Sausage, Grits
- Hash Browns, Fruit Juice, Coffee -
- The 'Rolling Pub' featuring the Famous Greeter Bloody Mary -
- Beer, Cocktails, Pop, Water- Cash Raffle -
- VISITORS WELCOME!! Bring your lawn chairs!
- Only $8 per person
Date: August 11 Setup Day - Swap Meet 12-13
Join the Labor Pool! VOLUNTEERS Your support is needed!
The Meet at 2488 SE Highway 33 - Lathrop, MO. -
Thursday the 11th: Setup day at 8 AM - early admission for preregistered vendors
Friday the 12th: Swap Meet all day
Saturday the 13th: 2nd day of the swap meet. Handling of vendors with cleanup
Your support is needed & appreciated!!
Basic Package Noble's 3 Day Package: Hotel Room (Includes taxes), Hospitality Room Access, and CSSA Registration $500.00
$20 - Noble/Lady Registration
$160 - Extra Night at the Hotel (Wednesday)
$10 - Poker Run Wednesday August 24th | 8 am
$43 - Ladies Luncheon
- Statehouse Convention Center Ball Room Thursday, Aug 25th | 11:00 AM.
$100 - Golf Outing at the Country Club of Arkansas Thursday, August 25th | 8:00 AM
#30 - Barbecue Dinner & Pub Crawl - Thursday, August 25th @ 6:00 PM
$75 - Scimitar Potentate's Ball at Marriot Ballroom - Saturday, August 27th | 7 PM
Deposit of $250.00 due July 1st and remaining balance due August 1st .
Date: September 10, 2016 SAVE THE DATE
Blues, Booze & BBQ
The party is back so save the date -
At Ararat Shrine's Bennett Auditorium
Ararat Ladies Without Nobles
Ararat Shrine Center - 5100 Ararat Drive KC, MO. 64129
Card Games Event
Pick your team and Card Game and join Ararat Ladies Without Nobles
Saturday September 24th, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

And play your favorite card game
Solitaire - Hearts - Black Jack - Hand & Foot – Gin Rummy-
$5.00 per person to play
All funds collected - Go to Ararat Corner Stone Network Equip and Parking lot.
Light snacks, Tea & Water
Paying cards provided and Surprises
Ararat Club will be open for lunch
Questions Contact: Sandy Gordon 816-550-4758 or Jackie Burke 816-810-3843
Rsv table: Jackie Burke 816-810-3843
- Advance ticket see any Ararat LWN - or pay at door
- Come out and play cards stay for dinner @ Ararat Club
 
Link: Flyer
 
Trip includes:
2 shows
- Friday Clay Coopers Country Express
- Saturday Million Dollar Quartet
2 Meals:
- Friday Lunch at Black Oak Grill
- Saturday Dinner at Uptown Cafe
Lodging:
2 nights at Welk Resort with full hot breakfast included.

Open to 20 couples - $625.00 per couple
$300 due July 15 - Balance $325 due September 15
To reserve your place on the bus:
Call John or Sherrill Nelson 816-943-0666 / Cell 816-520-6060
 
October 8, 2016 -
SAVE THE DATE -
Join the Motor Escort for their Fall Ride
More information will follow.
Spring Ceremonial - 1 Day Only - October 29, 2016 -
CANDIDATES NEEDED!!
Dress is business casual with sport coat!
Come join us for an entirely modernized Ceremonial!!
All Candidate Petitions and accompanying fees must be turned in by Oct. 12, 2016.
NO LAST MINUTE PETITIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
>> No Child Care will be available during the event.
Have you purchased your Mom & Dad Circus Pins?
$20 - Dad pin
$20 - Mom Pin
 
 
Bennett Auditorium is in need of 500 new chairs.
Quality new chairs run $15 each.
We are asking you to sponsor a chair by making a donation of $15 per chair.
How many chairs will you sponsor?
Checks to: Ararat Shrine Chairs, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129

Questions: Ian Ramage : 816-589-6050
 
NEVER PAY DUES AGAIN!!!
1ST Annual Life Membership Raffle!
The Winning Ticket will win a Life Membership in Ararat Shrine!
Tickets: $20 each or 6 for $100.
This is a $3,650 Value!
The winner will be required to produce his 2016 Ararat Shrine membership card and his current blue lodge card.
Winners with a current Ararat life membership will be given a check for $3,000.
If fewer than 300 tickets are sold then it will revert to a 50/50 drawing.
The drawing will be held at the Ararat Shrine membership meeting Nov 2016.
You need not be present to win.

Contact: The Shrine Business Office: 816-923-1975
 
Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Club -
We are in need of drivers -
This is an unequaled opportunity to see the impact of your efforts to help the children by providing transportation for them and a parent to the new Shriners' hospital.

"No man has ever stood so tall as when he stooped to help a child."
Contact: Bert Torrey - 816-792-3658 - bltorrey42@yahoo.com
 
Date
Lineup Time
Parade Time
Location
06/25/2016
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
Boonville, MO
Some of us are planning on going to the winery again after the Booneville Parade and may stay in a hotel on Saturday night, June 25th. There is a Days Inn in Booneville.  From what is understood, this hotel books up VERY FAST!  If you even think you might want to join us, I would highly suggest you book your room ASAP.  You can always cancel prior to 6/24 for a full refund.
07/04/2016
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Sugar Creek, MO (volunteer)
08/12-13/2016
   
Swap Meet
08/13/2016
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Salisbury, MO (volunteer)
09/17/2016
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Blue Springs Parade
09/24/2016
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Archie Parade (volunteer)
10/01/2016
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Harrisonville Parade
Ron Knold - Director of Uniformed Units - 816-365-4527
New shrine Photos are posted on the website.

As usual thank the Dowdys for their fine efforts in contributing many of the photos of events seen on the website.
 
 
Get your edition of the Ararat Shrine Newspaper fresh off of the press. You can be up to date on the latest Shrine News online before your mailman reads your newspaper.
 
Link: Shrine Newspaper Online  
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
Ararat Club Restaurant: Open to the public - 11:30 am - 9 pm Mon-Sat
Link: Ararat Club Menu
 
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