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2016 Circus

posted Feb 4, 2016, 9:25 AM by Hillah Shriners

This year we welcome the Jordan World Circus again at 4 different locations: Douglas County, Josephine County, Jackson County and Klamath Falls.

For times, dates and pricing open the flyer below.

Hope to see you all out there!

2016 Donkey Basketball

posted Jan 25, 2016, 12:59 PM by Hillah Shriners

Coming up on February 5th, 2016 is Hillah's Annual Donkey Basketball game!

Come on out and join us at the Jackson County Fairgrounds (Expo) for a fun filled game.
1 Peninger Road
Central Point, OR 

Doors open at 4:30pm
Game starts at 6pm

$8 per attendee
Children 3 & under are free

*Proceeds are for the benefit of Hillah Shriners and are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution

Fall Ceremonial 2015

posted Oct 14, 2015, 11:04 AM by Hillah Shriners

Coming up on November 6th & 7th is the Hillah Shriner's Fall Ceremonial.

Attached are copies of the Registration Form, Schedule and information on the Stated Meeting taking place on November 6th.

Deadline for Registration is November 2nd.

If you have any questions, contact:

Noble Don Wetzel (541) 840-5777
Noble Tom Shine (541) 297-0086
Kay at the office (541) 774-1305

East-West Football Game Sponsors

posted Apr 15, 2015, 10:07 AM by Hillah Shriners   [ updated May 18, 2015, 1:15 PM ]

Future Sponsor:

For the past 62 years the Shriners number 1 fundraisers to benefit the Portland Shrine Hospital for children has been and continues today to be the East West Shrine All-Star Football Game. The game is held on August 1, 2015 at the Baker City High School Stadium in Baker City, Oregon.
The game is made possible from donations from individual people and business like you. All the personnel working to make this game possible are volunteers. There are no expense accounts paid from your donations. The net proceeds go directly to the hospital.
The teams are made up of high school seniors throughout the state. There is certain criteria to be consider for selection each player must meet.
  • Be selected by the coach and the school player is from
  • Maintain a certain grade point average during their years at school
  • Been involved in school and community activities
  • Clean record both at school and in the community
The game will air on local cable networks that carry Root Sports in Alaska, Washington, Oregon Idaho and Montana. In addition to placing an ad in the regular ad book, you may also purchase Air Time to be shown throughout the game. If you do business in these states, what a great way to advertise.
This is an ideal time to show your support for these young people. I have enclosed sponsorship packages for both the ad book and air time, a complete list of the schools the players will be representing and material that will allow you to review the scope of the Shriners Hospitals and the work they do.

Please feel free to call IS Jack Adams, Secretary Josephine County Shrine Club or email him at anytime if you have any questions.
Phone: (541) 761-0322

Please submit your charitable donation made out to 
"East-West Game Baker City 2015" 
and send to: 
Josephine Count Shrine Club 
PO Box 631 
Grants Pass, OR 

The deadline for ads and/or Air Time is June 1, 2015.

On behalf of the Shriners and the Shrine Hospitals, I wish to thank you in advance for you charitable donation.

Noble Michael Harder
President of Josephine County Shrine Club

*For more information open the file below.

Burn Awareness Week

posted Feb 4, 2015, 10:07 AM by Hillah Shriners   [ updated May 18, 2015, 1:15 PM ]

Douglas County Shrine Club members are helping promote Burn Awareness.
In addition to posters being putup in the community they have been
working with Mercy Foundation to distribution burn awareness flyers to
schools throughout the county.

2015 Shrine Circus

posted Feb 3, 2015, 10:24 AM by Hillah Shriners   [ updated May 18, 2015, 1:16 PM ]

2015 Shrine Circus
Early Bird Discounts
Get your tickets today!

Exclusive Offer Just for You

Need a family pack?
We have for you 2 adults & 3 Children for only $40.00

'The Shrine Circus' is back and we hope you are ready. You cant miss the fun, the thrill and emotion of been part of the circus.
You will expirience the magic once again of the circus. Get ready and purchase your tickets in advance with this great and unique DISCOUNT only for you...

Circus Locations for 2015:

"Roseburg, OR"
Tuesday, March 10th * 4:30 & 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 11th * 4:30 & 7:30 pm
 **Douglas County Fairgrounds**
"Grants Pass, OR"
Thurday, March 12th * 4:30 & 7:30 pm
Friday, March 13th * 4:30 & 7:30 pm
**Josephine County Fairgrounds**
"Medford, OR"
Saturday, March 14th * 3 & 7 pm
Sunday, March 15th * 1 & 5 pm
**Jackson County Fairgrounds**
"Klamath Falls, OR"
Monday, March 16th * 4:30 & 7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 17th * 4:30 & 7:30 pm
**Klamath Falls County Fairgrounds**

For Tickets Click Here!

This promotions is only valid up to 10 days prior to the event *
*These tickets are not combinable with any other promotion *
* Children ages are 3 to 12 years *
* No Refunds available after purchase**


Office hours 
Monday - Friday 
8am to 3pm (Pacific Time)

A tradition that never stops. Remember that we open our doors one hour before each show, so you can enjoy multiple fun experiences, like... Riding an elephant & a pony. Jumping on our amazin moon bounce, get your face painted, and do much, much more!!

*Adults 2 FOR 1   
ONLINE $18.00
*Children 2 FOR 1  
ONLINE $14.00


Donkey Basketball

posted Jan 21, 2015, 9:46 AM by Hillah Shriners   [ updated May 18, 2015, 1:16 PM ]

The doors will open at 12:00 Noon. Game time is 2:00 PM. Plan on attending for a really good time. Food and soft drinks will be available to purchase.

There will be four (4) teams participating; with two main events between two eager teams. Those winners will play a third game for championship rights and a unique trophy. 

Wolf Performance will be one of the teams participating. They took home the trophy last year and plan on winning another trophy this year. A couple of other competitors are the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, and The Medford Police Department. A fourth team is still to be selected.

Each team will have four (4) donkey riders with a fifth player on the floor. That person is restricted to about a 4’ circle in the center of the court. To score the player has to be on a Donkeys back and somewhat in control of their animal. It is a lot of fun to watch, so come out and cheer for your favorite team.

 For more information please contact:

 Noble Don Wetzel

Assistant Rabban

(541) 840- 5777 - Cell


Medford Armory

1701 S. Pacific Hwy.

Medford 97501


February 14th, 2015 at 2:00 PM


Fundraiser for Medford Shrine Center

2015 Installation of Officers

posted Dec 16, 2014, 11:47 AM by Bruce Kundert   [ updated Mar 24, 2015, 11:35 AM by Hillah Shriners ]

Click the file below to print out a copy of the 2015 Installation flyer.

Hillah Annual Meeting - January 9, 2015

posted Dec 12, 2014, 2:24 PM by Bruce Kundert   [ updated May 18, 2015, 1:16 PM by Hillah Shriners ]

Hillah Annual Meeting

January 9, 2015




Where:  Scottish Rite Center – Medford, Or.

Oasis: 6:00 PM

Annual (Stated) Meeting: 7:00 PM


Free Chili Dinner after meeting:

Chili, Cornbread, Salad, Dessert & Coffee



Note:  This is our Annual Meeting to finish the 2014 business year before the start of the 2015 year. 

(The Chili dinner will be after the Meeting.)


Note:  Installation of 2015 Officers will be

Saturday January 10, 2015. 



Your attendance is requested as we will be voting on the acceptance of the 2015 Operating Budget submitted at the last Stated Meeting (December 5, 2014)



Please RSVP by January 5, 2015 to the Hillah Office at:  541-774-1305 or

e-mail:  so we can

determine how many to prepare for.

From the Potentate – January 2015

posted Dec 12, 2014, 2:20 PM by Bruce Kundert   [ updated May 18, 2015, 1:17 PM by Hillah Shriners ]

The 2014 year is finishing and the 2015 year is about to start.  This is my last monthly article as your Potentate as Potentate-elect Walt Hager and the 2015 Divan will be installed on January 10, 2015.  I wish them well in the ensuing year.


I would like to take this time to thank all the Nobles and Ladies that have supported the events and activities of Hillah Shriners this past year.  Your support and participation was essential to make these events a success.  I hope that you enjoyed the themed dinners we presented this past year as we tried to have some fun at our social gatherings.


I would also like to thank all the Past Potentates that have helped me this past year.  First of all, I would like to give a big thank you to my Chief Potentates Aid IS Bill Wirch and Lady Nanci for their help and assistance to Lady Laura and myself throughout the past year.  Many other Past Potentates deserve special mention:


IS Steve Pomerleau our Ceremonial Master for the Fall Ceremonial in Brookings; IS Jim Westerfield our Hospital Transportation Chairman for his excellent service with the Hospital Transportation Representatives and arranging the out of state transportation of our patients; IS Bob Mallory for his excellent work as our Membership Chairman and all of his efforts in that respect; IS Irv Urie for his assistance on multiple occasions to many to mention; IS Jack Adams for his making distribution of event notices and getting information distributed via e-mails.  These Past Potentates have assisted me whenever necessary and I am very grateful for their experienced guidance and support.


I would also like to say how appreciative I am for the excellent work performed by our Noble Treasurer Reg Powell; his professional and extremely competent approach to the financial affairs of Hillah Shriners was outstanding.  Working with Hillah’s financial advisor Noble Joe Spurgeon and the Finance Committee, our financial accounts were handled successfully, profitably and in the best interests of Hillah Shriners.  To all the above mentioned Nobles; well done! 


Last but certainly not least, I am thankful for my Lady Laura who has supported me throughout my journey through the Divan and this last year as your Potentate.  I could not have made this journey without her understanding, patience and assistance.  She was instrumental in making the themed dinners fun and highly successful.  I know how many hours she has spent on getting all the arrangements for these events prepared and constructed.  I am most proud of her efforts with her First Ladies Project of raising a donation for the Northern California Shrine Hospital for Children which I had the pleasure to present at the Divan Days last November.  Again, we would not have had so much success without the support of the Nobles and Ladies of Hillah Shriners.  Thank you all for making 2014 a fun and very successful year.  To all I wish; Es selamu aleikum.


IS Bruce Kundert

Potentate 2014

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