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.
great evening with much
laughter/food/refreshments and brotherhood
was had by all.
Reporter - Gary Van Dyke