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Wednesday, 11 June 2014 21:51

Kora Konnections - June 2014

This month's issue:

Upcoming Events

Masonic/Shrine Picnic at the Sea Dogs


The Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox are proud to announce
Kora Shrine/ Masonic Picnic

Sunday August 3, 2014
Game Time - 1:00pm
Cost - $25 /person
Picnic Time - 11:30am-2:00pm
Wear Your Fez or any Masonic Attire

Enjoy a fun day of Baseball, Sea Dog Biscuits and Masonic Fellowship with your Masonic and Shrine friends with a great picnic event at Hadlock Field in Portland as the Portland Sea Dogs take on the Trenton Thunder.

The event costs $25 and includes your game ticket and an All-You-Can-Eat Picnic buffet of hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled BBQ chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, Sea Dog biscuits and Coca-Cola products.

The Potentate of Kora Shrine and the Grand Master of Masons in Maine will be in attendance. This event is open to all Masons, Shriners and their families. This is also the perfect opportunity to bring along any potential future masons.

To order your tickets, visit the Sea Dog website where you may purchase online.

There is a $1 processing fee per order, and you can also choose to pick up the tickets at the ball park or pay a mailing fee. You may also purchase your tickets by calling Dennis Meehan at the Sea Dogs at 874-9300 x340

Tickets are not sold through the Kora office. You must use the web link above or call the Sea Dogs directly.

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9th Annual Lobster Bowl Golf Tournament

SATURDAY JULY 12, 2014

Registration at 8:00 am • Tee Time: 9:00 am

SCRAMBLE BEST BALL FORMAT
Turner Highlands Country Club, Turner, Me
$300.00 per foursome or $75.00 per golfer
(Lunch is included in the cost)

PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!!!!!

Register online below or download and complete this form

Mail completed form to:
Kora Shriners
Golf Registration
11 Sabattus St
Lewiston, ME 04240

All entries will receive an opportunity to win
tournament gifts, golf contests, and a chance to win $10,000!!!


Register Now
 

Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic XXV

LobsterBowl LogoJoin us at Waterhouse Field on Saturday, July 19th and help us make this historic 25th consecutive year of the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic a successful one.

This High School Senior All-Star football game is a Kora Shrine sponsored event where 100% of the net proceeds from the game are for the benefit of the 22 Shrine Hospitals for Children across the US, Canada, and Mexico. The Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Game has been created to raise money and to help make the public aware of the expert orthopedic and burn care facilities available, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay, to children who desperately need this specialized care.

Tickets are now available for the 25th annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic.

Tickets may purchased online by clicking the link below, or on game day at the ticket booth.

    General Admission Tickets - $8.00

    Reserved Seating Tickets - $10.00
 

Kora Kare for Kids Ride-In

This is the third annual Kora Kare for Kids Ride-In.  The event will be held on September 6, 2014 and will again be held at Twitchells Airport in Turner, Maine.   All net proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospital for Children.

All rides end at Twitchell’s Airport in Turner for the main event.
Traditional lobster-bake, live music (including the L-A Harley Band), food, merchandise vendors, raffle prizes, fireworks, and MUCH MORE!
All net proceeds to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children

Motorcycle Ride-In
Start at L-A Harley Davidson at 8:30am with breakfast and registration. Three different ride routes to choose from. All rides have ride stops along the way to stamp your ride card for raffle prizes.
  • Ride #1 - 96 mile scenic ride around Sebago lake.
  • Ride #2 - 120 mile scenic ride to Bethel and Sunday River Brew Pub
  • Ride #3 - 160 mile scenic ride to Height of the Land and Rangeley. Join our organized rides or travel with your own group. All rides end at Twitchell’s Airport at approximately 4:00pm for the main event.
Auto Cruise-In
Start at the Bill Dodge Auto Group on Saunders Way, Westbrook at 9:00am for brunch and registration along with some Shriner festivities, music and fun. The Cruise leaves at noon and follows a 75 mile scenic route around Sebago lake with ride stops along the way to stamp your ride card for raffle prizes. Join our organized ride or travel with your own group. The cruise ends at Twitchell’s Airport at approximately 4:00pm for the main event.

ATV Ride-In
Start at Twitchell's airport in Turner, plenty of free parking. Free breakfast from 8:00am to 10:00 sponsored by Central Maine Power Sports. Ride will be 15 miles of experienced trails organized by Turner Timberland ATV club with ride card stamps for raffle prizes. Ride ends at Twitchell's Airport for the main event.

Pre-Register before August 29 - $20 per person. Includes breakfast, ride with raffle prizes, traditional Maine lobster bake or steak dinner (surf & turf $25), and a 2014 event pin.

Register Now
 

Scenes from the Kora Kraftsman Ladies of the Table



The Kora Kraftsman held a Ladies of the Table on May 17th. This is an event that is a cross between a traditional mens table lodge and a ladies night.

We honored not only our new Grand Master's wife, Audrey Walker but also our most recent past Grand Master's wife, Gerry Ross as well as our Potentate's lady, Nancy Gove.

The 7-course meal was enjoyed by all and it was very well attended. This is an event we hope to continue next year as well.

For more images from the Ladies of the Table, visit the Kora Shutterfly page created by Amy Stenger.
 

Another Successful Summer Ceremonial



What a great weekend. We could have not had better weather. The Grand Architect was definitely looking down on us this weekend.

Kora welcomed 24 new nobles. Many positive comments were heard all weekend long. There were two very special events that occurred at Bayley's Campground that we may not see again for a very long time; noble Brent Tanguay popped the question to girlfriend Karen Schneider in front of all to see - and see said YES!!

 

Masonic Values Shine within the Kora Family

As I mentioned in the previous story, there were two very special events that happened at Bayley's Campground. The second touching event was seeing Masonic charity in its truest form.

Three days earlier, noble Damon Brooks and his wife Melissa lost their home to fire. Fire officials said the house was completely engulfed in flames when crews arrived at about midnight. Firefighters from more than a half dozen area towns battled the blaze. Damon and Melissa lost their house and all of their possessions to a house fire.

The nobility of Kora and masons have been donating to a fund set up for them. In addition, Bayley's Campground donated a substantial amount to Damon & Melissa.

If you wish to add also donate, you may do so by clicking here.
 

Kora Units on Facebook

Many Kora units are now on Facebook. What a great way to share your activities with the world. For those on Facebook, here are a few pictures I have grabbed from these pages to share.

You can see many more when visiting their Facebook pages. Some of the units on Facebook are:
Highlanders
Crazy Cops
Log Rollers
Kraftsman
Kora Shriners




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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 13:51

Ride-In Details

All rides end at Twitchell’s Airport in Turner for the main event.
Traditional lobster-bake, live music (including the L-A Harley Band), food, merchandise vendors, raffle prizes, fireworks, and MUCH MORE!
All net proceeds to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children

Motorcycle Ride-In

Start at L-A Harley Davidson at 8:30am with breakfast and registration. Three different ride routes to choose from. All rides have ride stops along the way to stamp your ride card for raffle prizes.

  • Ride #1 - 96 mile scenic ride around Sebago lake.

  • Ride #2 - 120 mile scenic ride to Bethel and Sunday River Brew Pub.

  • Ride #3 - 160 mile scenic ride to Height of the Land and Rangeley. Join our organized rides or travel with your own group. All rides end at Twitchell’s Airport at approximately 4:00pm for the main event.

Auto Cruise-In

Start at the Bill Dodge Auto Group on Saunders Way, Westbrook at 9:00am for brunch and registration along with some Shriner festivities, music and fun. The Cruise leaves at noon and follows a 75 mile scenic route around Sebago lake with ride stops along the way to stamp your ride card for raffle prizes. Join our organized ride or travel with your own group. The cruise ends at Twitchell’s Airport at approximately 4:00pm for the main event.

ATV Ride-In

Start at Twitchell's airport in Turner, plenty of free parking. Free breakfast from 8:00am to 10:00 sponsored by Central Maine Power Sports. Ride will be 15 miles of experienced trails organized by Turner Timberland ATV club with ride card stamps for raffle prizes. Ride ends at Twitchell's Airport for the main event.

Pre-Register before August 29 - $20 per person. Includes breakfast, ride with raffle prizes, traditional Maine lobster bake or steak dinner (surf & turf $25), and a 2014 event pin.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 08:59

Registration 2014

Kora Kare for Kids Ride-In

September 6, 2014

Planned rides and activities during the day

Twitchell's Airfield, Turner 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Admission is FREE

Dinner at 5:00pm

  All Day
(includes B'fast, Ride,
Raffle, Pin & Meal)
Meal Only
Lobster $20 $15
Steak $20 $15
Surf & Turf $25 $20

All net proceeds benefit Shriners Hospital for Children

Register Here

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 21:36

Patient Videos

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Love to the Rescue

No-Hand Dan Caro Drum Solo

Medelyn's Story

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The Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox are proud to announce

Kora Shrine/ Masonic Picnic

Sunday August 3, 2014
Game Time - 1:00pm
Cost - $25 /person
Picnic Time - 11:30am-2:00pm
Wear Your Fez or any Masonic Attire

Enjoy a fun day of Baseball, Sea Dog Biscuits and Masonic Fellowship with your Masonic and Shrine friends with a great picnic event at Hadlock Field in Portland as the Portland Sea Dogs take on the Trenton Thunder.

 The event costs $25 and includes your game ticket and an All-You-Can-Eat Picnic buffet of hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled BBQ chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, Sea Dog biscuits and Coca-Cola products.

 The Potentate of Kora Shrine and the Grand Master of Masons in Maine will be in attendance. This event is open to all Masons, Shriners and their families. This is also the perfect opportunity to bring along any potential future masons.

 To order your tickets, the Sea Dog website where you may purchase online.

 There is a $1 processing fee per order, and you can also choose to pick up the tickets at the ball park or pay a mailing fee. You may also purchase your tickets by calling Dennis Meehan at the Sea Dogs at 874-9300 x340

 Tickets are not sold through the Kora office. You must use the web link above or call the Sea Dogs directly.

 Call Mark Whitmore at 207-590-1167, or email

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for more info

Sunday, 02 February 2014 23:24

Membership Corner - February 2014

Membership Update

Mark Whitmore, Kora Divan Director/Membership Chairman

As we start the New Year, the Kora Divan has been busy getting around to the various clubs and units, performing Officer Installations and enjoying Potentates receptions. We attended Anah Temple’s installation in Bangor for a weekend, where we were very well received and were treated very well.

January is a very busy month for the Divan, but most enjoyable. I am very happy to report that at all of the events we have attended, the number of Nobles attending was up nicely. I also want to report that 2014 dues are flowing into the Temple office at a good pace. All of us work too hard at Membership to end up suspending so many nobles at the end of the year for nonpayment of dues. I want to point out, that when I say all of us, I mean it. It takes every Noble talking to friends back at our Blue Lodges and asking them to join. But that is only part one of the job, we all need to make new members and their significant others feel welcome. It’s not always easy to walk up to someone we don’t know, and strike up a conversation. It’s one of those jobs that gets easier with a little practice, so please help whenever the need arises. I will be the first to admit that the Membership Chairman’s position is one that I will need everyone’s help with. Illustrious Dan Gove and Lady Nancy are very committed to see our membership ranks grow, and together we are tossing ideas around on how to bring our new Nobles and their Ladies into our Shrine Family.

Please keep up the good work, and note that March 29th will be our Spring Ceremonial, which is the next time to join Kora Shine. Please help spread the word back at our Blue Lodges and I look forward to meeting our new members.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 21:23

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Monday, 13 January 2014 21:55

Divan 2014

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Saturday, 11 January 2014 21:49

Appointed Divan 2014


 1stCeremonialMaster Boucouvalas

1st Ceremonial Master 

Steve Boucouvalas

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 2ndCeremonialMaster Meservey

2nd Ceremonial Master

Michael Meservey

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Director

Mark Whitmore

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Marshal

Bill Gowen

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Captain of the Guard

Sonny Jutras

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 OuterGuard Field

Outer Guard

Fred Field

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 Chaplain Longley

Chaplain

 Walter Longley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 11 January 2014 21:44

Elected Divan 2014


Potentate Gove

Potentate

Ill. Dan Gove

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 ChiefRabban1 Hersom

Chief Rabban

Rick Hersom

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 AssistantRabban Poulin

Assistant Rabban 

Paul Poulin

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 HighPriestProphet Gailey

High Priest & Prophet 

John Gailey

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 OrientalGuide Phinney

Oriental Guide

Doug Phinney

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Treasurer

Charles Bonney

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Recorder

Paul Sherman, PP

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