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From the Potentate – November 2014

posted Oct 21, 2014, 12:15 PM by Bruce Kundert   [ updated Oct 28, 2014, 1:18 PM ]

Hillah’s Fall Ceremonial is completed and we have five new Nobles in Hillah Shriners.  It seems that we have just finished with this month’s activities and the month of November is right around the corner.  There are a number of events that are taking place during the upcoming month of November. 
We start off with the Chief Rabban’s Night on November 7th at Grants Pass Lodge #84.  Noble Chief Rabban Walt Hager will present his 2015 proposed budget and an overview of the upcoming year of 2015.
The Roseburg Veterans parade is Oregon’s second largest Veterans Parade and is an annual event for Hillah.  Look for the flyer on this event for time and place as well as the annual Chili cook-off hosted by the Douglas County Shrine Club in Roseburg.  This event is a great way to fuel up after the morning’s Veterans parade and the honors of “Best Chili” is a coveted honor for our Nobles.  Come by and participate in the judging of their offerings.
The Northern California Shine Hospital for Children will be hosting a Divan Days on November 15-16 which is an annual NCSH event.  I will be attending this event to present First Lady Laura’s Project proceeds to the NCSH and enjoying the excellent tour of the Hospital facilities they provide.
On November 22, I will invite the 2014 Divan Officers and their Ladies to join me for an evening of Pizza and Beer for my Divan Appreciation Night.  Further, details will be forth coming on this event.
There has been a change in the Hillah Office staff since last month.  Melissa, who has been our Hillah Office Administrative Assistant for the last two years has accepted a full time position at the Southern Oregon University in Ashland and has left Hillah to pursue her career at the University.  We are very thankful for Melissa’s assistance and dedication these past two years and wish her all the success in her new career. 
Melissa’s position has been filled by Kyrsten Grogan (Kay) who has been with us for a couple of weeks and is getting orientated in Hillah’s Office and her duties there.  We look forward to working together in the future.  Please be patient while we make the transition working with our new staff assistant.  As always; es selamu aleikum.


Yours in the faith,

IS Bruce A. Kundert

Potentate – Hillah Shriners

Veterans Day Parade - Roseburg Oregon and DCSC Chili Cook-Off in Stewart Park

posted Oct 16, 2014, 10:12 AM by Bruce Kundert   [ updated Oct 16, 2014, 10:23 AM ]

Chief Rabban’s Night - November 7, 2014

posted Oct 11, 2014, 9:54 AM by Bruce Kundert

Chief Rabban’s Night




Where:  Grants Pass Masonic Lodge #84

320 NW E St, Grants Pass, OR 97526


When:  November 7, 2014

Oasis @ 5PM

Dinner @ 6PM




Roast Beef, Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables & Dessert

(Hosted by the Douglas County Shrine Club)

Price:  $12.00 per person

RSVP by Oct 31, 2014

(541) 678-7603



Noble Chief Rabban Walt Hager will

give a short presentation, as well as

announce the proposed 2015 budget for Hillah



After dinner 50’s music will be provided by

Noble Mike Harder

Meet Hillah’s new Office Administrative Assistant - Kay

posted Oct 9, 2014, 10:08 AM by Bruce Kundert   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 4:08 PM ]

Melissa, Hillah’s office assistant for the last two years, has received a full time position offer from Southern Oregon University and has left Hillah to pursue her career with the University.  We all wish her great success in the future and thank her for the years of valuable assistance in our office.   We have a new Office Assistant who is taking over Melissa’s duties that I would like to introduce.  Please welcome Kay to our Hillah family.



"Hello all!


My name is Kyrsten (Kay) Grogan and I am taking Melissa’s position as secretary/assistant. I am fairly new at all of this, but I will do my best to help as I can. A little bit about me: I graduated at 15 and went through a 3 year internship where I obtained an Associate’s Degree and discovered my love for business. I am now currently working to save up to go back to college for a business degree. I have a dream of one day owning my own café/coffee house, coupled with hopefully one day authoring a few books. I love to write, read, and am slightly obsessed with coffee, which my checkbook reflects.


I look forward to meeting you all as time allows.



Important Fundraising Information

posted Jun 6, 2013, 12:01 AM by Robert Bigelow   [ updated Jun 17, 2014, 4:20 PM by Bruce Kundert ]

Following is information from Shriners International General Order # 1.

 “It is natural to associate the fez with Shriners Hospitals for Children. Because of this meticulous attention must be given to all fundraising activities, including circuses, to make certain that such activities comply with the law of the land and that a contributor is not lead to believe that his money will be used for the Hospitals when all or a portion thereof will be used otherwise.  The integrity of our charity and of our fraternity must remain above reproach.” 


Before your club or unit plans or participates in a fundraiser, be it fraternal or charitable contact the Recorders Office for specific information. 

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