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The Columbia Basin Shrine Club
           
           

Officers of the Columbia Basin S.C.

Meet on 1st Friday at 7:00pm

PRESIDENT KEVIN SWARTZ
1ST VICE PRESIDENT BOB BROCKMAN
2ND VICE PRESIDENT LARRY SMITH
3RD VICE PRESIDENT RANDY MUTO
TRUSTEE JIM HAY
TRUSTEE ROBIN SWARTZ
SECRETARY/TREASURER TBD

1811 W SYLVESTER, PASCO WA - 509-547-3876
MEETS 1ST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 7:00 PM

The Columbia Basin Shrine Club is located in the Tri-Cities of Pasco, Kennewick and Richland, Washington. Its members, for the most part, are Nobles belonging to El Katif Shrine Center, which is, located approximately 150 miles north of the Tri-Cities in Spokane, Washington. Our club is open to all Nobles who are current members of any recognized Shrine Center. Our stated meetings are the Fourth Monday of each month. Oasis at 6pm followed by dinner at 7pm. Our ladies are invited to all of our club functions. If you are in our area, please visit us and find out about our great mission to promote, brotherhood, good fellowship and the health of children.

Our primary function is to support our Shrine Hospital in Spokane and the mission of the Potentate, El Katif Shrine. We hold two screening clinic’s every year in order to facilitate the finding of children in our area that can be helped by our Shrine Hospitals. We also offer free transportation to the facility from the Tri-Cities to Spokane. If the patient and his parents do not have a vehicle or the funds to make a trip to Spokane, we will provide a vehicle and drivers to transport them. We are always looking for children that can be helped by our great philanthropy. If you know of a child in need, please contact any Shriner for assistance in getting the child helped.

           

WE ALSO HAVE OUR OWN LEGION OF HONOR PLATOON OUTPOST

 

 

LOH Columbia Basin Outpost

Detachment Commander Ray Schulz
Adjutant Cliff Groff
Quartermaster Glen Butner
 

The objectives of the Columbia Basin Shrine Club Legion of Honor Platoon Outpost, are the same objectives as The International Association Legions of Honor, which are: To foster a Spirit of Patriotism and Love of Country and Flag; To perpetuate the memory of our Comrades in Arms who made the Supreme Sacrifice by giving their lives for their country while members of the Armed Forces; To devote our efforts as individuals and Legion of Honor Units to strive for an increase in Friendship and Cooperation between our Legion of Honor Units and other Units of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

 
THE COLUMBIA BASIN SHRINE CLUB
1811 WEST SYLVESTER
PASCO, WASHINGTON 99301
509-547-3876
 
FROM THE ARCHIVES

DIRTY DOZEN

(Once a sub Unit of CBSC, no longer functioning)

 

In 1952, shortly after the Ceremonial on the Sands, the Club (Columbia Basin) president conceived the idea of establishing a group within the club. Their mission would be to assist the then called “CAMEL HERDERS”  (The 2nd Section is now administered by the Director Staff) of El Katif. The HERDERS were in charge of the second section of the Shrine Center Ceremonials. The original membership   was limited to 12 Nobles to conform to the connotation of the name selected “THE DIRTY DOZEN”.

Immediately after the formation of the “DIRTY DOZEN” participation in parades, ceremonials in Spokane and other Shrine functions in the Northwest were the order of the day. It soon became apparent that 12 members were not enough to carry out the assigned duties and the membership was expanded. The early days the uniform of the unit was white coveralls, appropriately monogrammed with our newly adopted insignia of  “Double Dice” and nameplates. Later, the members of the Mini-bike patrol, which consisted of about 20 Nobles, all riding little motorcycles in the parades, wore red coveralls. We also acquired an articulated mini fire truck with “Tiller” man position in the rear. This fire truck was a vehicle constructed by members of the City of Pasco Fire Department. In the later years we also were able to purchase two mini-fire trucks to accompany the larger unit. These vehicles are still in use by the Columbia Basin Shrine Club in parades, just not under the colors, so to speak, of the “DIRTY DOZEN”.