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Al Kader Oasis Newsletter September 2014
September 2014
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25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

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Al Kader Oasis Newsletter July 2014
July 2014
Oasis Archive


Al Kader Shrine Center
25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

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FAX: 503-685-5080

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Divan

Each year, the Nobility of Al Kader elects a set of Officers to lead their efforts for that year. These Officers—the Elected Divan—include the Potentate, the Chief Rabban, Assistant Rabban, High Priest and Prophet, Oriental Guide, Recorder and Treasurer.

Tom Bland

Tom Bland

Chief Rabban
Biography
John Nerski

John Nerski

Assistant Rabban
Biography
Ron Gamble

Ron Gamble

High Priest and Prophet
Biography

Art Hermanson

Art Hermanson

Oriental Guide
Biography
Bob Keller

Bob Keller

Treasurer
Biography
Dick Duer

Dick Duer

Recorder
Biography

Appointed Divan

1st Cerimonial Master - Ron Eggers
2nd Cerimonial Master - Todd Weedman
Director - Carl Thompson
Marshal - Albert Martinez
Captain of the Guard - Ray Glass
Temple Outer Guard - Tomey Greer
Chaplain - Carson Bailey
Outer Guard - Richard Crist
Outer Guard - Skip Weisgerber
Outer Guard - Bill Quier
Outer Guard - Fred Wendt
Outer Guard - Carey Huckaba
Outer Guard - Gary Dentinger
Outer Guard - John Koch
Outer Guard - Zack Balylack
Outer Guard - Don Denton

Tom Bland

Tom Bland

Chief Rabban

Tom Bland was born in Gary, Indiana in 1949. The family stayed in Indiana until he was twelve; when in 1961, the family moved to California. Tom attended junior high school in Southern California and graduated from Leuzinger high school.

Tom joined the Navy in 1968 and was trained as a Hospital Corpsman and later as an Optician. During his ten years, he spent eight years stationed with the Marine Corps as part of the Fleet Marine Force.

Tom spent 20 years as an executive for several optical companies; acting as a troubleshooter, a trainer, and Regional Manager. He was also President of two companies prior to his current position at Spirit Mountain Casino.

Tom was raised to Master Mason in 1976 at Oasis of Mara Lodge 732 F&AM in Twentynine Palms, California. He became a member of Sheridan #64 in 1997. Since then, he has served as Master of the Lodge four (4) times. He has been District Deputy and served on the Public Education and Grievance & Appeals committees.Tom has been a Shrine Mason since 2006.

Tom has been married to his wonderful Lady Kathy since 1971. They have a son, Marc, who is also a Mason, and a daughter, Heather. They have four granddaughters and two grandsons. Tom’s company moved him and his family to Keizer, Oregon in 1992 and the family later settled down in Willamina, Oregon in 1997, where they now call home.

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John Nerski

John Nerski

Assistant Rabban

John Nerski Bio Coming Soon

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Ron Gamble

Ron Gamble

High Priest and Prophet

Ron was born in Alhambra California in 1945. He graduated from Mark Keppel High School in 1962 and after one year of College he joined the US Army. He completed College with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and a Masters Degree in Organizational Management.

Ron married his wife Gail in 1966 and they have two sons Robert and Rick both members of Al Kader Shriners. Ron met Gail in 1961 when he was a De Molay and she was a Jobs Daughter. They lived in Southern California until then moving to Grants Pass Oregon in 1977 and then to Canby Oregon in 1987.

Ron has a background in construction and real estate for the past forty years. In 1987 he joined the financial industry as a Project Manager and after joining Bank of America was promoted to Vice President of Corporate Real Estate. He managed bank owned and leased facilities as well as construction management. He was transferred to Las Vegas to oversee projects throughout the Southwest. He later was made Western Regional Project Director of Bank owned properties. His responsibilities included personnel, construction, real estate development and budget management.

Ron became a member of DeMolay in 1959 and is a Past Master Councilor, a Chevalier and Legion of Honor. While in the US Army stationed in Germany Ron became the first Jurisdictional Master Councilor of Germany in 1965.

Ron was raised a Master Mason in Arcadia Lodge in California in 1967 and served as Master in 1977. Holding duel membership with Chamopeg Lodge in Canby Oregon and served as Master in 1990 and serving the Grand Lodge as District Deputy. Ron is a York Rite Mason and Scottish Rite Mason and joined Hilliah Shriners in 1980 and transferred to Al Kader Shriners in 1993 Ron served on the Al Kader finance committee in 1994 and appointed to the Divan in 1996 and back on the Divan in 2012. He was a member of the Drum Corp and now a member of the Oriental Band, a member of the Legion of Honor, and a charter member of the “Q”. Ron is also a volunteer tour guide at the Portland Shriners Hospital for Children.

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Art Hermanson

Art Hermanson

Oriental Guide

Art Hermanson was born in Alpena, Michigan in 1947. He graduated from Johannesburg Central High School and attended Ferris State University. Art left Michigan in 1966 when he joined the United States Navy.

Art served in the Navy for 23 years, retiring in 1989 as a Master Chief Petty Officer. While in the Navy, Art met and married his lovely Lady Lynne. They have two adult children and four grandchildren. After retirement from the U.S. Navy, Art joined the U. S. Foreign Service, retiring from the Foreign Service in 2011 after 20 years.

Art became a Mason, joined the Scottish Rite and became a Shriner in 1978 while serving in Naples, Italy. He is a Past Master of Harry S. Truman Lodge #649 F.&A.M. He has served as President of the Scottish Rite Bodies for Southern Italy & Sicily and President of Napoli Oasis, European Shrine Club (now Emirates Temple). He was selected as a Knight Commander Court of Honor (KCCH) in 1989 and awarded the 33* as an Inspector General Honorary in 1997.

Art is a member of the Legion of Honor, Oriental Band, Salem Patrol, Tualatin Valley Shrine Club, and he was recently initiated into “The Q”.

Art and Lynne moved to Vancouver, Washington in 2008 (actually Lynne moved in while Art served his last assignment in the Foreign Service). In addition to his duties as a member of the Divan, Art is also a volunteer at the Portland Shriners Hospital for Children.

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Bob Keller

Bob Keller

Treasurer

Bob Keller married Susan D. Mills of Casper Wyoming in November 1972. They moved to the Portland area in 1973. He attended Portland State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration and Computer Science in 1980. Certified as a Public Accountant 1984. He is a member of AICPA and OSCPA. He started his company, Bob M. Keller, C.P.A. in 1987.

Bob enjoys; golfing, hiking, snow shoeing, gardening, and entertaining in his home.

He joined: Tigard – Orenomah Masonic Lodge .1990; Scottish Rite 1993; Shriners 1994.

He is a member of: Shriners Hospital for Children Portland OR; Board of Governors Shriners Hospital for Children, Portland OR; Treasurer of Al Kader, Wilsonville OR; Masonic Grand Lodge of Oregon Finance Committee, Forest Grove OR; Treasurer of Tigard – Orenomah Masonic Lodge. Tigard OR.

He has served: Board of Governors of DeMolay Endowment Foundation, Portland OR; Treasurer of Oregon Scottish Rite Clinics, Portland OR.

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Dick Duer

Dick Duer

Recorder

Dick Duer Bio Coming Soon

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Al Kader Oasis Newsletter
July 2014


Al Kader Shrine Center
25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

Phone: 503-682-4420
FAX: 503-685-5080

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