As Salam Temple No. 215
Oasis of Seoul, Desert of Far East
As Salam 's Election...
Seoul - Temple elections were held for As Salam Temple No. 215, Noble Bruce L. Brown
was relected the Eigth Illustrious Potentate of the Temple. The other elected officers are
as follow; Nobles Willie F. Baker IV, Chief Rabban, James E. McCall, Assistant Rabban,
Carl L. Webb, High Priest and Prophet, Oriental Guide Noble Reginald Burrus, Noble
Treasurer Ishmal Webb and Noble Recorder Tomas R. Hawkins, . Illustrious Potentate Brown
and the newly elected and appointed officers bring leadership, commitment and dedication
to As Salam Temple. The Divan has already met and they are busy trying putting the Temple
on a solid foundation.
Illustrious Potentate's Letter to the Divan and Temple...
Aleikum Es Salaam:
Upon assuming the privilege and challenge in becoming Illustrious Potentate, I am
announcing to the divan and temple several goals or thrusts that we will pursue in the
interest of Shrinedom. These goals/thrusts will be arrived during the year by this divan.
Along with my own observations and direct experiences, there have been long discussions
that Ive engaged in with Nobles from across the Oasis; young nobles, middle age
nobles, the more senior nobles, and others, have pleaded for the leadership of Shrinedom
to give them something uplifting about which they could applaud and be proud of.
This I believe was the basic focus of the five- (5) thrusts that I am submitting to
this Divan for action!
Improving the operation of the Temple by exploring new ways to do business
Improving the spirit of nobility by giving the Nobles of this Temple something to come
Improving communication within Oasis/Desert with the use of technology
Reclaiming at least 25 nobles and creating more Nobles October of 2002.
Impacting the social, political, academic, economic, moral, and cultural order at the
local, [desert] national and international levels through aggressive and responsible
Each member of this divan will submit in writing their report to this temple in May
2002 on what they have done to reach or accomplished these goals.
Bruce L. Brown
Shrine Study Clubs
Director of the Study Clubs is the Chief Rabban, Noble Willie F. Baker IV, who will
monitor all "Shrine Study" Clubs. All Areas have permission from the temple to
organize and activate a "study club". POCs are Nobles Will Lewis, Taegu; Noble
Webb, Osan; Noble James McCall, Seoul; Noble Ralph Harris, Camp Humphries; Noble Murray,
Camp Casey. The Illustrious Potentate informed the divan that he has made a few calls to
Camp Casey and to the CRC Area. The Illustrious Potentate has made some remarks about the
shrine clubs. He informed the divan that we must reclaim and retain all nobles and we need
to go to all areas to help set up and organize these clubs. More to come on Shrine Study
ALEIKUM ES SALAAM: Sons of the Deserts
Calendar of Events
Noble, here listed below is OUR TEMPLE'S Scheduled Meetings and other Calendar of
Events for your information and attention.
Nobles, the dates for the meetings are confirmed, but the other Calendar of Events are "PROPOSED" for 2002.
17-24 Imperial Session
Illustrious Potentate along with Noble Chief will Attend the Session and all stateside
and in country Nobles are encouraged to attend. NO Divan Meeting/Temple Meeting
23 Divan Meeting Line 1900hrs. Seoul
28 Temple Meeting 1400 hrs. Seoul
October (Jomadi II)
22 Divan Meeting Line 1900 hrs. Seoul
26 CREATION Temple Meeting 1400 hrs. Seoul
November ( Rajah)
19 Divan Meeting 1900 hrs, Seoul
23 Temple Meeting and Potentate Ball. Books go to Audit
24 Divan Meeting 1900 hrs. Seoul
28 Temple Meeting/Election
1400 hr. Seoul
Temple Pictures wear Black and White
Temple Christmas Party 2002 Place TBA
THE PLAYHOUSE IN MASONRY;
Scores of Men join our ranks under the impression that they have been given a license
Please be advised that the work of Charity, Benevolence, and Service to Allah claim our
full attention. "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy". "All play and
no work, No Jack". Only men who have learned well the lesson of Temperance,
Fortitude, Justice, and Morality, has a place in Shrinedom.
WHY BE A SHRINER?
HUMANITARIANISM: EACH YEAR THE SHRINERS BUDGET FUNDS FOR THE HEALTH AND MEDICAL
RESEARCH DEPARTMENT, AND THE VARIOUS HOSPITALS AROUND THE COUNTRY INVOLVED IN, RESEARCH ON
HYPERTENSION (HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE) CANCER RESEARCH, SICKLE CELL, LUNG DISEASES, AND AIDS
EDUCATION: THE STUDENT AID PROGRAM FUNDS EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO SCHOOLS SELECTED
BY THE RECIPIENTS (SCHOOL OF THEIR CHOICE); IN ADDITION TO THE TALENT AND SCHOLARSHIP
PAGEANT, WHEREIN FEMALE STUDENTS COMPETE AND WINNERS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE SCHOOL OF
PREP PROGRAM: DESIGNED AND FUNDED TO ASSIST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO IMPROVE THEIR
ACT/SAT SCORES, FOR PREPARATION TO ENTER HIGHER INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING.
U.N.C.F.: BUDGET FUNDED TO AID HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES TO ASSIST
STUDENTS IN ATTENDING SCHOOL, AND CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION.
ECONOMIC EDUCATION: THIS DEPARTMENT INVOLVES AND DEDICATES ITSELF IN PROVIDING
INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC THAT MAKES LIFE WORTHWHILE TO IMPROVE ECONOMICS
.VOTERS REGISTRATION/EDUCATION: THE TOTAL SHRINE PURPOSE IS TO BE INFORMATIVE
AND REACHOUT TO PEOPLE UNAWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING, THEREBY EXPRESSING THEMSELVES
WITHOUT FEAR OF REPRISALS ON ISSUES LOCAL OR NATIONAL THAT NEED ADDRESSING.
NAACP: A BUDGETED PROGRAM THE SHRINERS CONTRIBUTE MONEY TO AID THE NAACP IN
THEIR STRUGGLE TO ALLOW MINORITIES THE SAME PRIVILEDGES AND FREEDOMS, PROVIDED BY THE
UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS.
THIS INCLUDES LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDS FOR FIGHTING THE BATTLES IN THE COURTS OF AMERICA TO
PROTECT OR IMPROVE THOSE RIGHTS ALREADY INHERENTED TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS.
FELLOWSHIP: AS A FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION PART OF FREEMASONRY, THE SHRINERS ARE
DEDICATED TO MASONIC PRINCIPLES. YOU CAN WIDEN YOUR CIRCLE OF FELLOWSHIP AND OFFER
COMERADERY AMONGST MEN WITH SIMILAR TASTES, INTEREST, AND ASSOCIATION WITH MEN WHO ARE
LEADERS IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE.
TEMPLES MAY BE FOUND IN CANADA, U.S.A., GERMANY, ENGLAND, SPAIN, PANAMA, PHILIPPINES,
OKINAWA, BAHAMAS, AND THAILAND, IN ADDITION TO SHRINE CLUBS.
FUN: SHRINERS ARE MEN WHO ENJOY LIFE. THEY ENJOY PARADES, TRIPS, DANCES, DINNER,
SPORTING AND COMPETITIVE EVENTS. YOUR TEMPLE PROVIDES EVENTS TO FIT EVERYONE'S TASTE.
WHERE TO LOOK: THERE ARE POTENTIAL SHRINERS ALL AROUND YOU EVERY DAY. THEY'RE JUST
WAITING FOR YOU TO ASK THEM TO JOIN-IN YOUR CHURCH, ALL YOU MASONIC GROUPS, YOU NEIGHBORS,
YOUR FRIENDS, IN YOUR CIVIC CLUBS AND GROUPS, AMONG YOUR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES, AND YOUR
TOOLS NEEDED TO HELP: BE CERTAIN YOU HAVE PETITIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP. THE PHAMPLETS ON
THE "SHRINE" PUBLISHED BY THE IMPERIAL COUNCIL.
FOR THE DAY:
"The Playhouse of a Man's Mind is a place of hard work". "A Noble is
free to be right because it is right". "Overall let us live, work, and play so
that Allah shall find delight in us".
ALEIKUM ES SALAAM:
The temple is requesting that all Officers and Nobles TO PAY YOUR 2002 DUES NOW! The
Semi-annual report is due January 15, and July 15 of every year.
The Temple has paid half of its Per Capita Tax. Nobles, Per Capita Tax are due on or
before July 15 of each year. The Temple shall pay half increments with the semi-annual or
annual reports. Regardless of the payment method elected all taxes must be paid on or
before July 15.
Nobles please take notice of our financial obligations and let's pay our dues NOW! We
have 2002 dues cards on hand.
Creations... Creations will be of the 4th Saturday of June and October of 2002. All
Nobles should pick up petitions and make sure candidates have their Physicals.
Nobles please get your petitions in as soon as possible. We need candidates and
petitions NOW! Be sure that your candidates get his physical done before submitting the
petition to the temple for voting. We also need a deposit of $ 150.00 with the petition
and Nobles please sign the petition if you recommend the novice.
Nobles we also need your current address and permanent home address in the states. If
any noble knows the address of a noble of this Temple, please contact the Noble Recorder.
This will help us to get your Pyramid. If your address is not current, we cannot
communicate with you.
Tomas R. Hawkins
Input to the Quarterly Newsletter...
We are asking all Officers and Nobles to participate and provide input to the Temple's
quarterly Newsletter. We are looking for articles on your shrine clubs, noteworthy news,
and information and articles concerning Shrinedom.
Submit consolidated input on hard copy and disk in the Microftsoft Word format. In
addition provide a current list of shrine club officers and phone numbers.
For further information please contact the recorder.
Dead lines for submission to the quarterly newsletter are: the 12th of April, July, and
Are you a builder in the cause for the good of us all, or just scheming and waiting for
the temple to fall. Is giving a smile and a hand sincere of heart,
Or just masking a plan of your evil to start, Being one of the many ready to rally for
good, Instead of waiting always wishing you could.
Taking ritual in one and guide in the other never using them for self, just the cause
None of what I say is always easy to do in fact for the record the practices are
few, to commit yourself to the noblest of cause And never lose sight of the goal as it
was, That hand and hand and sister to brother, Theres nothing impossible for us when
together When we work for the noblest of things to be done, Instead of just worrying about
Past Imperial Director, Publicity,
PP Alvin K Wilkins
Welcome to our new Nobles
Congratulations to our new nobles!
As Salam Temple held a Creation in April 2002, 16 Novices crossed the sands of
the desert into Shrinedom. Creation held on 22 July 2002, 9 Novices were made Nobles of
the Mystic Shrine.
As Salam hosts its Annual Illustrious Potentate Ball in Seoul
November 22, 2002 at the Dragon Hill Lodge
You can make a Difference
Not only just Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but all the Americans of African Descent
that have contributed to the qualities of life that people of all races enjoy from day to
The theme for this year is "The Promises of a better tomorrow through
understanding" Charity, Duty, Action; A Day On not a Day Off"