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2021 December Stated Meeting

Shriners,

The December Stated Meeting will be on December 11th at 10 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Entry is only permitted to Shriners who have paid their 2021 dues. If you are attending don't forget to bring your fez!

 

Times Leader Features Irem Craft Show

 

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Kevin Carroll | Times Leader

DALLAS TWP. — A longstanding tradition in the Back Mountain, the Irem Arts and Crafts Show drew a big crowd to the Irem Pavilion on Sunday as shoppers had the chance to browse from nearly 50 vendors of all different varieties. This year’s show was the 36th annual arts and crafts fair at the pavilion, according to the man running the show, Mike Ruger.

“We’ve been doing this show since when we were back at the [Irem] Temple in Wilkes-Barre,” Ruger said. “It’s always such a great turnout, and we have a little bit of everything here.”

The fund generated from the show’s basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, and scavenger hunt will go toward next year’s Potentate Fund. Attendees also had the option to sign up for a car raffle, the drawing for which will be held in December. Ruger estimated that there were 48 vendors signed up to participate in Sunday’s show, including food offerings from Uncle Buck’s BBQ and Cibo’s Pizza. The tables were set up both underneath the pavilion and out into the parking lot, and even early on in the day, plenty of people could be seen walking around the grounds and checking out some of the unique items up for sale.

“We always have such a great turnout, even with COVID last year,” Ruger said.

A number of the show’s vendors were no stranger to the event, including Debbie Rosencrans, who’s been baking and selling chocolate snacks and other baked goods for more than 35 years.

“I’ve been doing this show for the last 15 years or so,” Rosencrans said. “My table is always busy, we get such a good crowd.”

Rosencrans’s table was the first thing shoppers would see walking under the pavilion, but at every turn, there was something different. Ciders and wines, blankets, clothing, keychains — all homemade, and all for sale. The fair wasn’t just limited to craft goods, either. Just ask Deno Pantelakos, who was selling prints of shots that he’s captured through 40 years of photography.

“There’s a whole lot of nature in these pictures, as you could see,” Pantelakos said. “I draw a lot of my inspiration from nature.” Most prospective customers, such as Dallas native Brenda Morgan, had a similar mindset when it came to sizing up the vast collection of goods for sale. “I’m just looking around, seeing what catches my eye,” Morgan said. “I already bought a small Christmas tree for my home, the more trees, the merrier.”

Morgan was also taking a look at some handmade keychains at the Loveable Leads table, run by Barbara and Randy Smith. The Smiths have been in business for four years, and make a variety of different things including many different types of dog accessories. Barbara and Randy are also married, which makes the business dynamic even better.

“We’re a team in more ways than one,” Barbara said.

2021 SPORTSMANS RAFFLE WINNERS

 

2021 Irem Sportsman's Fundraiser Winners

 

Name

Town

Ticket #

Gun

1

Bill Hearst

 

3033

Tikka T3 Lite 6.5 Creedmore

2

Andrew Nickleson

Conyngham

98550

Ruger LCP in 380 A.C.P.

3

Robert Cresswell

Lake Winola

1419

Henry H001 in 22LR

4

Jerry Wazz

Wyoming

80661

Charter Arms 38 SPI

5

Timmy Pearce

 

8661

Smith Wesson Shield 9mm

6

Dave Cragle

Sweet Valley

3027

Rock Island 1911 in 45 A.C.P.

7

Nicole Grona

Pittston Twp

1807

Mossberg Patriot 6.5 Creedmore

8

Kelly Rae Delaney

Luzerne

13476

Ruger American Rimfire 17 HMR

9

Courtney Harrison

Nanticoke

14580

Smith & Wesson model 642 38 Spl

10

Joseph Melluzzo Jr

Willow Grove

348

Savage Axis II in 308 Winchester

11

Stacy Mattioli

Tunkhannock

9050

Glock G43 9mm

12

Chris Erhardt

Honesdale

8705

CVA Hunter Single Shot 243 Win

13

Ruth Ann Novajosky

Monroe Twp

5574

Lyman 50 Cal Flintlock

14

Sunshine Allen

Factoryville

12849

Ruger EC9S in 9mm

15

Jeff Stewart

Nanticoke

12644

Taurus G3 9mm

16

David Kioske

Dallas

3887

Maverick Model 88 in 20 GA

17

Jeanette Siegel

Falls

6941

Savage 93R17 in 17 HMR

18

Myron Suchodolski

 

13482

Springfield Defender 9mm

19

Ryan Kozemko

Plains

10048

Mossberg model 500 12gA Cruiser

20

Jim Gradirs

Edwardsville

10606

Ruger 10/22 in 22LR

21

Adam C. Zwolwski

Nanticoke

9178

Keltec Sub2000 9mm

22

Jim Gabriele

Plains

12599

Traditions 50 Cal Flintlock

23

Robert Kozica

Forty Fort

4057

Ruger Security 9 in 9mm

24

Mike Brin

Dallas

8284

Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle in 22LR

25

Tom Casey

Mt. Top

15004

Check for $500

26

Robert Hughes

 

11619

Browning A-Bolt in 7mm-08

27

Joanie Stavish

Sugarnotch

2022

Ruger LCP in 380 A.C.P.

28

Allen Stratton

 

1687

Henry 1001 in 22LR

29

Rhonda Martini

Wilkes Barre

10480

Charter Arms 38 SPI

30

Sam Reviello

 

13962

Smith & Wesson SD40VE in 40 S&W

31

Stephanie Ross

Pittston

15002

Canick TP9SF in 9mm

32

Robert G. Buchanan

Canton

903

Savage Axis II in 243 Winchester

33

Mark Rittenhouse

Plymouth

6248

Ruger American Ranch

34

Fran Young

Dunmore

5282

Smith & Wesson model 637 38 Spl

35

Peter McTauge

Newark, DE

4855

Ruger American Rimfire in 22 Mag

36

John Butera

Shickshinny

12633

Glock 43 in 9mm

37

Tom Miller

Scranton

11634

CVA Single Shot 45-70

38

Ray Reichwein

Ashland

9774

Traditions 50 Cal Flintlock

39

Jason Humenanski

Hunlock Creek

3382

Ruger EC9S in 9mm

40

Robert Moore III

Kingston

12527

Taurus G2C 9mm

41

Arthur Fick

Springbrook Twp

10242

Maverick Model 88 in 20 GA security

42

Daniel Kenzhroski

Wilkes Barre

15087

Savage B-22 in 22 LR

43

Tim Griffin

 

14569

North American Arms in 22 Mag

44

Mike Podwika

Wyoming

9308

Mossberg 12 Ga Cruiser

45

Shawn Alexis

Bear Creek

10886

Savage Mark II 22 LR

46

K Kushinski

Hunlock Creek

10947

Ruger Security 9 in 9mm

47

Darryl J. Adams

Scranton

10900

Ruger American Ranch

48

Kelly Caines

Meshoppen

13589

Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle in 22LR

49

Jeff Simko

Falls

9704

Ruger American Rimfire in 17HMR

50

Joe Faul

Lake Mehoopany

14567

Check for $500

51

Don Alward

Scranton

102

Savage Axis XP 30.06

52

George McDaniels

Ashley

9230

Ruger LCP in 380 A.C.P.

53

Daniel Kairewich

Weatherly

14556

Henry H001 in 22LR

54

Harley Krause

Kingston

12229

Charter Arms 38 SPI

55

John Webby

Wapwallopen

8682

Smith & Wesson SD9VE in 9mm

56

Seth Roper

Pringle

11694

Rock Island model 1911 in 45 A.C.P.

57

Danny McCoy

White Haven

12873

Mossberg Patriot in 30-06

58

Josh Symoleski

Dalton

9431

Keystone Arms Cricket 22 Youth

59

Mike Wienckoski

Harding

12877

Smith & Wesson 642 in 38 SPI

60

Bill McGough

Edwardsville

8013

Savage Axis II in 6.5 Creedmore

61

Rich Nesgoda

Edwardsville

5242

Glock G43 9mm

62

Bill Dickson

Edwardsville

3659

CVA Single Shot 243win

63

Jennifer Newhart

Tunkhannock

10422

Lyman 50 Cal Flintlock

64

John J. Calabrese

Kingston

12512

Ruger EC9S in 9mm

65

James Lawson

White Haven

4249

Taurus G3c 9mm

66

Leo Dietz

Lake Silkworth, PA

10767

Maverick Model 88 12GA Field

67

Mike Petriga

Larksville

10212

Savage Model 93R17 in 17HMR

68

Chris Howell

Mehoopany

13617

Springfield Defender 9mm

69

Bruce Silveri

West Wyoming

6971

Mossberg 500 20GA Cruiser

70

Rose Carberry

Wapwallopen

9393

Ruger 10/22 in 22LR

71

Mike Repak

Larksville

14734

Ruger American Predator 204

72

Robert Vrabel

Larksville

14171

Traditions 50 Cal Flintlock

73

Daniel Gawez

Towanda

8698

Ruger Security 9 in 9mm

74

Damian C

Duryea

12857

Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle in 22LR

75

Matt Harris

Hanover Twp

10379

Check for $500

76

Johnny Cheremsak

Sweet Valley

3029

Browning A-Bolt in 308 Winchester

77

Ryan Olenick

Olyphant

12483

Ruger LCP in 380 A.C.P.

78

Mark Butsavage

Macungie

14907

Henry H001 in 22LR

79

Jeremy Cook

Wilkes Barre

13078

Charter Arms 38 SPI

80

Rebecca Castellano

Wilkes Barre

8962

Smith & Wesson SD40VE in 40 S&W

81

Jesse Miller

Plains

10666

Canik TP9SF in 9mm

82

Robert Kozich

Forty Fort

4058

Savage Axis II in 7mm-08

83

Crystal Stucker

Falls

9212

Keltec PMR30 22WMR

84

Joseph Walsh

Jessup

2629

Smith & Wesson 638 in 38 SPL

85

John L. Evans IV

Drums

9974

Ruger American Rimfire in 22 Mag

86

Nathan Bedford

Meshoppen

2214

Glock 43 in 9mm

87

Stanley J. Browski

Hanover

7049

Mossberg Patriot 308win

88

Bob Stecker

Conyngham

7300

Traditions 50 Caliber Flintlock

89

Gary Goodman

Honesdale

2732

Ruger EC9S in 9mm

90

Tracey McMicken

Laceyville

13069

Taurus G2C in 9mm

91

Jim Gleason

Pennsdale

2679

Maverick 88 12GA Security

92

John Barto

Walnutport

409

Savage A22in 22LR

93

Al Yanovich

 

1858

North American Arms in 22 Mag

94

Don Stark

Plains

6968

Mossberg 500 20GA Cruiser

95

Kelly Lawerence

West Wyoming

12524

Keyston Arms Cricket 22 Youth

96

Jason Aben

Dallas

13

Ruger Security 9 in 9mm

97

Sue Ogozaly

Mayfield

10816

Ruger American Predator 6.5 Creedmoor

98

Jeremy Hoyt

Nescopeck

3326

Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle in 22LR

99

Edwin Tyler

Dalton

14249

Ruger American Rimfire in 22 Mag

100

Joe Santasiero

Scott Township

9003

Check for $500

 

Sellers Ticket

Chuck Symons

 

$500 Check

Irem Wins at 2021 MASA Convention

 

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WAY TO GO IREM!

Our annual MASA pilgrimage for 2021 to Virginia Beach is history. I hope everyone had a good time and got home safely.

Irem had a fantastic year as far as the parade and competitions you can see as follows:

Irem, Shepard’s unit took 1st. place in the parade.

Irem Shrine’s Clowns unit took 2nd. place in the MASCA competition and 3rd. place in the MASA parade.

The Director’s Staff Float took 2nd place.

The Oriental Band took 2nd. place in the parade.

Irem’s Motor Corps Unit took 2nd. place in the MASA parade 2/3-wheel class.

Motor Corps took 1st place, in the70’s obstacle course, they also took 1st. place in the ‘70’s slow race, 1st. place in the class 5 obstacle course race, and 1st. place in the slow race.

I had the honor of installing our own Bruce Silveri as President of the Mid Atlantic Shriners Clown Association.

I was honored to be installed as Lt. Colonel of the MASA Provost Guard Unit.

Thanks for all the hard work by the hospitality room group, and the Transportation unit., thanks to John Richards for organizing the housing, and special thanks to our cheerleading ladies!

Congratulations to you all!

               Still havin’ fun in ’21!                  

Harry A. Reed,

Illustrious Potentate

Irem Shriners, Dallas, PA,

570-332-1754

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