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Official Visit to the

Whitman County Shrine Club - March - 2010


Meeting was opened by President Mike Rubert. After some gentle persuasion by his wife Kris, Mike introduced her. The dinner was at the Hilltop Restaurant in Pullman hosted by Noble Ron Wachter and his Lady Barb. A wonderful dinner was served along with some fine wines to an attendance of 65 Nobles and Ladies. Introductions were made including Illustrious Potentate Sir Von Chimienti and his Lady Debra and our Liaison Kim Berg and his Lady Jill. This was the Divan annual visitation. Liaison Kim Berg introduced the Divan (nine in all attending). The Blue Mountain Shrine club was represented by Noble Jim Wood.

President Mike Rubert held a short business meeting with discussions on upcoming parades, Shrine Circus (Noble Glenn Edgemon) followed by presentations of $200 each to the Ladies of the Eastern Stars and the Ladies of the Nile. This was in appreciation for all the help the Ladies provide to the Whitman County Shrine Club.

President Mike introduced Noble Jim Wood from the Blue Mountain Shrine Club and thanked the Club for all the ad sales they provided in conjunction with Whit-man County Shrine Club and Pomeroy Shrine Club for

the Washington State District 1B & 2B District Basketball program sales. The 2010 program sales allowed these clubs to contribute $25,000 to the Spokane Shrine Hospital (equal amounts to the Transportation fund and this year the Spinal program). This program has allowed contributions in excess of $567,000 to the Shrine Hospitals since 1948.

Illustrious Potentate Sir Von Chimienti was presented with a lifetime membership in the Whitman County Navy as Admiral. Presentation was made by Noble Hollis Jamison. As an Admiral, he must stuff himself and his family with all the Cougar Gold cheese, lentils, dry peas and garbanzo beans as they possibly can eat. All are produced in Whitman County. Many packages were provided. He was also given the distinguished award of a miniature Uncle Sam‘s Wind Mill. Also, Von is now an honorary member of the Whitman County Shrine Club.

A great evening with much laughter/food/refreshments and brotherhood was had by all.

Reporter - Gary Van Dyke