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SWHP Special Project

Knots of Friendship

My special project this year represents a way to “kill two birds with one stone”: to allow each of us, even our shut-ins, to satisfy their need to be useful and to fulfill our obligation to follow the simple religion of Christ by spreading His love to those around us.

Look at the situation in your community. Are you close to a Veteran’s Hospital, a battered women’s Shelter, or a nursing home? Is there some support group for those facing cancer? Is there a local Emergency Management Team that responds to fires or floods? The point is to find some local organization that works daily with people who are in physical or emotional distress and then provide them with a tangible item that will offer comfort to those in need. “Knots of Friendship” was begun with prayer shawls in mind. Shawls that encircle someone who is hurting with warmth and with the love and prayers of the giver can offer comfort that goes beyond words. They offer blessings to both the giver and the receiver.

If there are sojourners in your Shrine who would be able to knit or crochet the shawls, patterns are available for them to use. Perhaps other sojourners in the Shrine would contribute yarn for the projects. Another sojourner may be able to take the finished shawls to their church to be dedicated with prayers for the recipient, knowing that God knows the needs of the individual who will receive it although we do not. Another may be able to deliver the shawls to the recipients or to the local organization that will present them to someone in need.

If your Shrine has no needle-workers, the item provided could be something simple and appropriate for your community: socks, hotel-sized toiletries, lap robes, etc. The object is not to spend money on a charity – we have our Material Objective Fund to distribute our monetary contributions. The idea is to provide a visible outreach to the community of loving and prayerful support to the hurting, and at the same time help our sojourners fulfill our own need to be useful.

I am asking that each WHP appoint someone in their Shrine to take charge of this project and to report to my General Chairman with the details of the local project. Photos of the items presented would be nice to include with the report or in article submitted to the Supreme Herald publication.

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Your 2013 - 2014 Supreme Family

2014 - 2015 Reception information

July 13, 2014

Reception Honoring Anna Rhoads, SNP

More information to follow

July 19, 2014

Reception Honoring Jane Hanson, SWC

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August 17, 2014

Reception Honoring Marvin Graven, SWOS

More Information to follow

September 6, 2014

Mega Reception Honoring SWHP Acey Guile and
the 2014 - 2015 Supreme Appointed Cross Officers

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January 17, 2015

Reception Honoring Mary Rose Wegener, SWSh

More Information to follow

Session Breakfast, Luncheon & Banquet Information

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunday Night Fun Night
Dinner:  6:00 PM
$20.00 per person

RSVP by April 25
Send reservations to:
Lori Patingale, PWHP
3762 Fry Road
Ostrander, OH 43061

Checks payable to: 2014 Supreme Shrine Convention Fund

Choice of Ham or Smoked Turkey

Monday, May 5, 2014
Ohio State White Shrine Association Breakfast

Breakfast:  8:00 AM
$20.00 per person

RSVP by April 21
Send reservations to:
Mary Jo Daugherty, PSWHP
8857 Woodcutters Lane NW
Pickerington, OH 43147

Checks payable to: Ohio State White Shrine Association

All Sojourners Banquet

Entrance of Dignitaries: 5:00PM
Dinner:  5:30 PM
$30.00 per person

RSVP by April 18
Send reservations to:
Mary Hunter
2801 W. Hwy 124
Harrisburg, MO 56256-9343

Checks payable to: 2013 Supreme Shrine Convention Fund
Choice of Pepper Crusted Chateau Beef or Boursin Chicken

Tuesday, May 6th

The Charlene E. Kidd International Club Banquet
Luncheon:  12:00 PM
$30.00 per person

RSVP by April 12
Send Reservations to:
JoAnn Woode
1096 Marian Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805-2938

Make Checks payable to: Charlene E. Kidd International Club

Specify Dietary Needs
Choice of Alaskan Salmon or Pork Loin

Pennsylvania State White Shrine Club
Fun Frolic

Dinner: 10:30 PM
$27.00 per person

RSVP by April 26
Send reservations to:
Pat Beck
414 Oakland Ave.
Grove City, PA  16127

Checks payable to: PA White Shrine Club

Indicate choice of: Sliced Roast Turkey on Pretzel Bun or
Club Wrap (Ham, Bacon, Turkey) wrapped in Sundried Tomato Tortilla

Hat Parade:  Session:  "Angels Among Us", Sock Hop, Funny, Outrageous, Prettiest.

Wednesday, May 7th

The Acey Guile International Club Banquet
and Announcement of 2014-2015 Cross Officers

Dinner:  5:00 PM
$30.00 per person

RSVP by April 15
Send reservations to:
Carol Pinney
205 Mansell Dr.
Youngstown, OH  44505-1960

Checks payable to: Acey Guile International Club
Choice of Chichen Alfredo or Roasted Pork Loin

Thursday, May 8th
Anna L Rhoads International Club Banquet
and Installation of Officers

Lunch:  2:00 PM
$30.00 per person

RSVP by April 21
Send reservations to:
Donald Rhoads
35 Ridgewood Dr.
Troy, MO  63379-5630

Please include any dietary restrictions
Choice of Chicken w/ Champagne Sauce or Strip Loin of Beef w/Cabernet Mushroom

2014 Springfield, IL Supreme Shrine Session

May 5, 2014 through May 8, 2014
Charlene Kidd, SWHP and Gerry Milton, SWOS

Headquarter Hotel: Springfield Crowne Plaza
3000 South Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL  62703

Links to Springfield Information
Visitor Bureau
Crowne Plaza Springfield, IL

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