The Annual Vidalia Onion Sale is just around the corner.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to increase your budgets and help your temple.

Once again Ararat is the sole distributor of onions for our jurisdiction selling jumbo onions in 10 lb bags. For information: Contact Butch Pugh - 816-322-0271.

Stay Tuned for "The Onion Updates"
EASTERLING FARMS - Home of Ararat Shrine Vidalia Onions. Updates on shipments will be issued shortly. Stand By!!!!
ONE IF BY LAND - TWO IF BY SEA!
THE ONIONS ARE COMING, THE ONIONS ARE COMING!!
Spring Ceremonial - 1 Day Only – May 14, 2016 -
WE NEED YOUR CANDIDATES!!
Dress is business casual with sport coat!
Come join us for an entirely modernized Ceremonial!!
All Candidate Petitions and accompanying fees were turned in by May 11, 2016.
NO LAST MINUTE PETITIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
>> No Child Care will be available during the event.
CEREMONIAL AGENDA - SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
Dress is Business Casual & Fez (Unit Uniform Optional)
11:00am Restaurant open for Happy Hour 12:00 – 12:30 Candidates, with Ladies, arrive for check-in (lobby)
12:30 -1:30pm Candidates, with Ladies, meet w/ Membership Team (Truman room)
1:30 – 2:00pm Class photo with Candidates, Divan, and Ladies
2:00 – 2:30pm Nobles, Candidates and Ladies assemble for Introductions (Auditorium)
2:30 – 3:30pm Ladies retire for ladies’ program* (Rooms A&B)
2:30 – 3:30pm First Section (Bennett Auditorium)
3:30 – 3:45pm Break
3:45 – 4:15pm Ladies rejoin for Fezzing of New Nobles (Bennett Auditorium)
4:15 – 5:00pm Arch Production (Bennett Auditorium)
5:00 – 5:30pm Hospital Program (Bennett Auditorium)
5:30 - 10:00pm Unit Demonstrations/Pub Crawl**
(South parking lot/back lot and garages)
*Ladies program offering coffee/tea & light snacks; no fee. Cash bar available.
**Food and drinks will be provided by Units and Clubs
Royal Meadows Golf Course -
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Deadline to enter - May 12, 2016
Open Invitation To All Players
Shriners, Public, Men & Women
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Prizes [3 flights]
Closest to the Pin, Hole in One
4-Person Scramble - $65
Sign up your own team or we can pair you
$1 Beverages on the Course, Hot Dogs & Hamburgers at the Turn
Hole Sponsorships starting at $25
For information: Vern Hilliard 816-965-8032 or 816-739-8703
Link: Flyer
Ararat Shrine will again be at Warsaw's Jubilee Days and join Warsaw Shrine Club to show the Warsaw residents what the Shrine is all about!
Events:
June 10 - Friday - Warsaw Shrine Club Dance
- The Mac McWilliams Band - 6:00-10:00 pm
- Snacks and the bar will be flowing -
June 11 - Saturday -
Parade
10:00 am - Lineup
11:00 am - Parade
- Warsaw Shrine Club will be hosting a lunch for us after the parade -
- Entertainment downtown on the square and more will follow -
Hotel information
- A block of rooms at the Truman Hotel are available at the Shrine rate of $52.95 a night
- Reservations must be made by June 1 -
- Truman Hotel - 660-438-2882 (Becky) Block rate - Ararat Shrine
- Rooms are limited due to the 50th anniversary celebration
- Hospitality at the Hotel is BYOB -
- If the response is large enough there may be a chicken dinner on Saturday evening.
Saturday, July 18, 2016 - 6-10:00 pm
Ararat Shrine Temple
$5 per person
Dance All Night to Oasis with Music from the 60s - 70s - 80s
Proceeds Benefit by MuuMuu Mamas
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.
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Ararat Shrine Temple
$10 per person | Kids under 10 - $5
Presented by the Potentates' Aides of Ararat
Hillcrest Golf Club
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Registration Deadline: May 27, 2016
10 am Breakfast
12 pm Registration at Hillcrest
1:30 pm Shotgun start - 4-Person Scramble - Multiple Flights
(No Metal Spikes, non-denim attire - Collared Shirt Required)
ENTREE FEE INCLUDES:
Green Fees, Cart, Breakfast, Lunch, all drinks on course, Awards Reception
Awards Ceremony to follow at Stumbles Public House with payout cash to flight winners and raffle drawing.
- Mulligans
- 4 Raffle Tickets
- Closest to Pin
- John Daly Shot Hole
$400 for a Foursome

Stumbles Public House
c/o Tiffany Maloney 816-503-9041
9315 Missouri 350
Raytown, Missouri 64133
Proceeds benefit the Ararat Shriners Transportation Fund
Link: Tournament Flyer  
Save the Date
2016 Potentate's Trip & Imperial Session - July in Tampa, Florida
Discover Tampa Bay & enjoy your rooms at the La Meridien Hotel
Imperial Session - July 3 - July 7, 2016
Watch for more information to come so stay tuned!!!
 
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.
 
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
 
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
 
Incentive Program -
$200 - You will receive 20 Anytime Circus Tickets -
$1,500 - You will receive 1 Crown Jewel, 1 Tee Shirt and your 2016 Ararat Temple Dues Paid or $100 if you are a life member
$2,000 - You will receive an Ararat Button Down Long Sleeve Shirt
$3,000 - You will receive an Ararat Jacket -
$5,000 - You will receive 2 Crown Jewels, 2 dinners for Friday Pasta Night and 2 drinks, PLUS a $200 gift card.
Starting early on collections as a Club or Unit is a good thing. Funds received in the Unit or Club name during the program term outlined above will receive 20% commission on money only (Based on NET profit.)
Remember this program runs from January 15 to May 31, 2016. So crank up those plans and get started making this year's circus our best.
 
 
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
05/07/2016
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
Missouri City, MO (Volunteer)
Breakfast - MO City Masonic Lodge 7 am
05/07/2016
12:00 noon
1:00 PM
Richmond Parade
05/21/2016
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Marshall, MO
Lunch @ fairgrounds after parade
06/11/2016
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Warsaw, MO
06/25/2016
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
Boonville, MO
07/04/2016
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Sugar Creek, MO (volunteer)
09/17/2016
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Blue Springs Parade
10/01/2016
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Harrisonville Parade
Ron Knold - Director of Uniformed Units - 816-365-4527
Come join us every Friday from 5 pm - 8:30 pm.
Every month we will rotate our great specials:
- First Friday is Pasta bar - $10 -
- Second Friday is Boiled Shrimp
- 1/2 lb - $9.50 | 1 lb - $12.50 -

- Third Friday is Steak Tips - $12 -
- Fourth Friday is Fish and chips - $9.99 -

 
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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