Shrine Club of Greater Wilkes Barre

          The Shrine Club of Greater Wilkes Barre has as its purpose to increase awareness and appreciation of the efforts of Irem Shrine with regard to physically handicapped children and the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Shrine Club also counts among its purposes to encourage fellowship and understanding among all members who make up the Shrine Club. And lastly for members to provide their sincere effort and support in favor of the civil, ethical, and fraternal advancement of the work and principles of Irem Shrine.

Our year runs from January 1st to December 31st, and the annual dues is only $10. During December, the five officers, President, First Vice and Second Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer as well as members of the Board of Governors are elected and installed. Our Chaplain is an annual appointment, usually the President’s choice, and takes office here with the others.

The Board of Governors meets six times per year; January, March, May, July, September, and November at the Irem Shrine. Planning and preparation for the upcoming six events are done and voted upon at these BOG meetings. The Shrine Club holds three Business Meetings per year; February, April and September. In addition, your club holds an Annual Ladies Night in June where we recognize and acknowledge our Ladies and thank them for their support of our efforts throughout the year. In August, your Shrine Club conducts a Cook Out at the Irem Gun Club. This is a real old fashioned men’s type of outdoor get together with Clam Chowder, hot and mild Sausage, corn on the cob, as well hamburgers, cheeseburgers all types of salads and a multitude of desserts. One might think all we did was eat, but we also have fun, several Turkey Shoots, ask Alex, and a great auction. This is done within the backdrop of the beautiful mountains, the clean fresh air and the fun and fellowship of your Shrine Club members and male guests. And finally, in December we elect and install the new club officers. We get an annual report of our year and always make a generous check presentation to the Potentate, who always comes, to be sent to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.

In summation, we support Irem Shrine; donate to the Children’s Hospital, support each other and have FUN. Why not come out and join us. There is a membership application on this website. Download it, fill it out and join today. We do have a good time; you will also.

President     William H. Hearst

First Vice President   James J. Berecin   

Second Vice President    Noel B. Kline  

Secretary     Walter M. Bechtold

Treasurer     Edward J. "Ned" Podehl

 Chaplain       Rev. William D. Lewis.

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MEETING DATES FOR 2016

SHRINE CLUB OF GREATER WILKES-BARRE

 – BUSINESS MEETINGS AND OTHER EVENTS OF THE SHRINE CLUB–

2017 SHRINE CLUB DINNERS, LADIES NIGHTS, COOKOUT AND PRE-HOLIDAY DINNER

 

February 8, 2017 Mid Winter Meeting

April 5, 2017 Spring Meeting

June 7, 2017 Annual Ladies Night

August 19, 2017 Annual Cookout and Outing

October 4, 2017 Fall Meeting

December 6, 2017 Pre Holiday Dinner with Ladies, Election/Installation Officers

 

– BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETINGS–

 

Unless notified, all B-O-G meetings will be on Wednesday at 10:00am* at IREM

 

January 4, 2017

March 1, 2017

May 3, 2017

July 12, 2017

September 13, 2017

November 1, 2017

 

 

PHONE CAPTAINS

William M. Ward

William Hearst

Alex Barrows