PORTSMOUTH — The Southern Ohio Shrine Club installed Shrine officers at the Jan. 19, 2016 meeting at the Shrine Club Oasis in Portsmouth.
This year marked the 69th Shrine Club installation of officers. This event was attended by Syrian Temple Ilustrious Potentate. Art Weingartner installing officer of Syrian Temple Cincinnati, Ohio and El Hasa Temple Potentate Illustrious Robert Pigman and his Divan from Ashland, Kentuck. Guest, Masters and Past Masters, and local Nobles were in attendance.
John Underwood was installed at the 69th President of the Southern Ohio Shrine Club along with the Board of Directors and Trustees of the club. The officers for 2016 are, President John Underwood, Vice Presidents Mike Craigmiles and Darrell Shephers, Secretary Rennie L. Osborne, Treasurer R. Michael Osborne. Members of the Executive Board are; John Burgess, Dr. Bill Wolery, John “Tex” Walters, Bill E. Wolery, Christ Goins and Don Adams. The Trustees elected are Ron Gregory Ron LeMasters and John Craigmiles.
The Portsmouth Shrine Club has been active in the community since it was chartered as a club in 1947.
The Shrine Fraternity mission is to support and raise funds for the Orthopedic Childrens and Children who have been burned by fire in the area. Any child transported to the Shriner’s Hospitals are treated and transported at not cost to the family.
Any contributions to held in behalf of the Shrine Charity can be mailed to SOSC, P.O. Box 1052 Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. All contributions are tax deductible.