I am honored to be serving as the Potentate of ORAK Shrine as we celebrate the 150th year of Shriners International AND 100 years of Shriners Hospitals for Children. 100 years of helping kids…wow! Shriners Hospitals for Children is one of the largest pediatric sub-specialty care systems in the world, and remember, there is never a charge for these services. In those 100 years, we have helped over 1.5 million children through our hospitals and burn centers. We plan on continuing this for years to come!

We at ORAK Shrine are honored and privileged that one of our own, Imperial Sir William S. Bailey (Lady Debby) is serving as Imperial Potentate for 2021-2022. It’s truly a wonderful site to see ORAK on the Fez of the Imperial Potentate.

The Divan of ORAK Shrine shall endeavor to serve the Nobility of our Temple with dignity and decorum to the best of their ability. We have several events scheduled for this year and we need the help and support of the entire Temple .We even have a new unit starting; the new grilling unit is starting February 4th and already has more than 40 Nobles signed up.

We look forward to seeing you at ORAK! If you haven’t been for a while, come out and join us. We want to see you at our meetings and events. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for news of all of our upcoming events and to see all the fun we are having. Bookmark our webpage at which is where our calendar of events is housed.

Remember, at the end of the day, we are all “Shriners having fun and helping kids!” Come on out this year and join in the fun.

Gary D Tapley