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We March So Children can Walk
Shriners International Orak Shrine, Michigan City Indiana
Our Cornerstone ...it's not made of stone.
Our Philosophy No Man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.
Our Pride Men, Nobles, Masons
Generations Fathers, Sons, Sons of Sons, Nobles.
Unity A true band of Brothers.
100 Years & Counting Having Fun - Helping Kids.
A Symbol of Distinction A symbol of a Noble of the Shrine.

Potentate Mitchell Lady OliviaPotesPinfor2015Potentate's October Message

It all happens at Orak

Wow, again a month full of fun. I want to thank the Scottish Rite, Valley of Promise for honoring our drivers and keeping the South Bend Van in tip top running order. The Motor Patrol had a blowout month with their annual steak fry and at this year’s GLSA they took first place in drill with the bikes and in several other classifications as did our Mini Cars taking a first in drill and in several other classifications. Our Orak Pipe & Drums took first place in band and in Solo competitions. Orak brought home the bacon, Congratulations Nobles and thank you for representing our Shrine. Also a great big thank you to Michelle Beach and Cathy Moss along with their Nobles who did an outstanding job keeping the Hospitality Room rolling.

Our annual Orak Shrine Golf outing for benefit of “Shriners Hospitals for Children” was fantastic. We had just under 100 golfers and more hole sponsors’. The weather was great as was the lunch and dinner provided by Valparaiso Country Club. I want to thank Valparaiso County Club for hosting our event along with the sponsor’s. Another big thank you to Wayne Hodgetts and his lady Fran and the committee who labored hard to make this event a great success benefiting our shrine kids. Truly “Love to the Rescue”.

All had fun at the Vintage Baseball game with Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend, Lodge Masons and Orak Shrine.

Its true read all about it. Orak has a new Unit “Legion of Honor” for our military members. Within a few weeks after all the T, s are crossed and I, s dotted. Our military members who are serving or have served our Great Country can apply for membership. Be on the lookout for the announcement and forms on our website.

For October:

On the 12, is our Stated Meeting. The ladies program will be a labor of love wrapping the gifts for the kids Christmas party.

On the 16th, Spend an Evening with two 911 Survivors. Fundraiser for the “SSG David Nowaczyk Memorial Fund”. Hosted at Banquets at St George, Schererville IN. Orak Noble David Nowaczyk gave the ultimate sacrifice.

On the 24th, AWALIM Court 9 of Ladies Oriental Shrine, will be hosting there annual Fundraiser at Andorra Banquets.

On the 25th, Orak Arab Patrol will be hosting their annual Trunk R Treat at Orak.


On the 1st, the annual Holiday Bazaar will be hosted at Orak. This year they will have a resale room. At the time of this massage 35 vendors have signed up.

On the 7th, Orak will have a Ceremonial. Nobles we need members.

On the 8th, Our new nobles and Ladies will be going to our Shrine Hospital unit at Chicago for a private tour. We will depart from Orak, time to be announced.

As always keep in your prayers the children of Orak and of our Shriners Hospitals. Our Mission “Love to The Rescue”. Our love and prayers go to the families and friends of our nobles who are recovering from an illness or injury or with the Great Architect of the Universe.


May all of your days be circus days.

Yours In Faith.

Scotty & Olivia


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