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Irem Wins at 2021 MASA Convention


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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,


2021 Hillbilly Summer Reunion


On July 25, 2021, Hillbilly Clan 119 held its annual summer reunion clam bake at the Clover Leaf Hunting Club in Honesdale, PA. 

Over 100 people attended and 14 Shriners became Hillbillies and 10 ladies became Hillgals.

 The Wayne Pike Shrine Club provided an excellent assortment of grilled meats and steamed clams



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Irem's Big Fez gets a makeover

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The Big Fez has stood at the junction of Irem Road and Route 309, as a landmark, for 50- 60 years. Potentate Harry Reed had an idea to refurbish it, but an inspection of the metal frame confirmed that this was not possible due to rust and corrosion. When the Potentate mentioned this at a Uniformed Units meeting, Noble Gary Curran of the Clown unit told me he could build a new one, Potentate Harry Reed told him that would be great. After mentioning the project to the Provost Guard at their monthly meeting, Noble Gino Trasciatti advised the Divan that he could do the masonry work to build new supports for the Fez, Illustrious Sir Harry Reed told him to go ahead. By now, we are sure you have seen the results of their work. Thanks to Gary’s metal fabrication and Gino’s new supports, a new Fez is constructed. All the time, talent, hard work, and materials have been donated by Gary and Gino! Thanks, Nobles! The painting and finishing have been donated by the local body shop Quality Collision of Dallas and their General Manager John Wanner. There is some minor stonework, some landscaping to do, and hopefully, this Fez will last for another 50-60 years. Great job everyone!

VFW Post 8161, Conyngham, Pa., donated $500 to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

VFW Post 8161, Conyngham, Pa., donated $500 to the Shriner's Children's Hospital. Presenting the check to Ill. Harry Reed, second to right is Shriner Bruce Huttenstine, of VFW Post 8161. Pictured from left: Roy Koch, Lou Cudjik, George Denke, Ill. Harry Reed, and Bruce Huttenstine.


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