The Main Prize is now up to $8,250!!
Thursday, August 17, 2017
5 pm: Early Bird Games
7 pm: Regular Games
COME OUT AND PLAY!!!   MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!
If you're not coming out to Play, then come out and provide much needed help to the Bingo Crew - enjoy the fellowship along with the good food.
There will be BINGO on Thursday, August 31st, during CSSA
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PS: You must have been a Shriner for at least 2 years to help on the crew.  
CSSA - August 31, September 1-2, 2017
Map to hotel & Schedule of events at the 2017 CSSA Website

Our "Fun with a Purpose" CSSA is going to be busy! In fact, you should just come Wednesday evening to get a jump on all the activities! Counterpart Dinners and a pub walk at nearby venues planned for early arrivals on Wednesday.

Thursday begins with eye-openers at 6:30am with Top Golf and later at 11 am, we are planning a CSSA Luncheon followed by a fantastic Broadway show at the New Theater Restaurant. Please note: Nobles and Ladies are invited to both Golf and Luncheon events.

Later Thursday evening, join us at our Welcoming Party that will include Ballyhoo, a Night Shirt Parade and Dance featuring Josey Milner, rising county star and one of our former hospital patients. Friday will be full of competitions and the Parade will be on Saturday. We are also excited about the vendors we are starting to get for our Market Place and planning to have shuttle service between hotels.
 
CSSA Info:
Please remember the CSSA Website will also have the latest updates during CSSA 2017. For example, if you are heading out to an event and the weather looks questionable, check the website for alternate plans or cancellations. CSSA2017.com
Since the website is updated so often, please remember to refresh your browser to push the changes through to your device.

CSSA Registration
Please Register For CSSA Thru Your Home Temple.
This will ensure a packet will be waiting for you at CSSA.
Even though late comers to the party will not be turned away, be advised that we will be coordinating your registration with your home temple for several reasons, number one of which is safety. You will be hard pressed to find a safer place than Overland Park, but making sure all our participants are Shriners in good standing along with their ladies, is hard to argue with. We would appreciate your cooperation in wearing your CSSA wristband to all CSSA events.

Limited Hotel Rooms Still Available
Need a room at the last minute? Please check with your home temple first, then please contact Kevin Larson, cssa2017@yahoo.com

Pub Walk
No set time, no set program, no CSSA cost or wristband needed. Just a suggested group of gated bars that you can "Walk" between. Good place for early arrivals looking for a place to get a bite, drink and hopefully run into other Shriners.

Top Golf
Have we mentioned that attending this event also includes a Top Golf lifetime membership card good at any Top Golf venue across the country? Well it does! Please include your email as you register through your home temple. Already registered? Just shoot us an email at cssa2017@yahoo.com before you head off to CSSA . Email or no email, no worries, you will be hitting golf balls as soon as you hit the golf bay.

CSSA Luncheon
As previously announced, CSSA registration is no longer required to attend the CSSA Luncheon. We felt this was the perfect venue to relax the wristband rule so Shriners could invite their family and friends to the luncheon. The "Million Dollar Quartet" is receiving rave reviews and the whole season is rapidly selling out. Pair it with a gourmet buffet lunch, beverage, dessert, tax and gratuity, for $50 per person and you have one of the best entertainment values in the city!
Please note that CSSA registration is required for all other events. The "luncheon only" option will not generate a packet and wristband required to enter other CSSA events.

Welcoming Party
Registration and line up for the Nightshirt Parade starts Thursday, August 31st, 6:30pm in the OP Convention Center Courtyard. You can't miss the Courtyard, it's that big grassy area between the Convention Center and the Sheraton by the back parking lot. Welcoming Party Festivities are scheduled to start at 7pm in the Leatherwood Ballroom on the lower level of the Sheraton.

Schedule of Events
Please check the CSSA 2017 Website for the latest updates and information under the "Schedule of Events" tab. We have some (not all) of the Association registration forms on this site, too.
Credit cards always welcome but if you intend to pay by CHECK for your room block at the Sheraton, Rachel needs to receive your check no later than 8/14/17.
Fred Arbanas Golf Course  [Website]
11100 View High Drive, KCMO
7 am: Check-in
9 am: Shotgun Start
$75 per person includes:
- Round of Golf
- Golfers Goodie Bag
- Food at the turn and 2 drink tickets
- 1st, 2nd & 3 Place Prizes in 3 Flights
- Prizes for a hole in one on Par 3's
- Contest for the longest drive and the longest putt
Supporting the Ararat Shrine General Fund that supports Shrine Programs

Guarantee your place:
Call the Shrine Office with your credit card number 816-923-1975.
 
Ararat Ladies Without Nobles
Ararat Shrine Center - 5100 Ararat Drive KC, MO. 64129
Card Games Event
Saturday September 23rd, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Pick your team and Card Game and support Ararat and Ladies

And play your favorite card game
$5.00 per person to play
Drawings – Snacks, Ararat Shrine Restaurant open lunch
Questions Contact: Sandy Gordon 816-550-4758 or Jackie Burke 816-810-3843
 
Link: Flyer
 
- $10.00 for adults
- $5;00 for children 10 and under
- Fried Fish and all the Fixins Tea and Water ( cash bar )
- Chicken for the faint of heart ( not fried in fish oil )
- Silent Auction ( items are needed so please donate )
- Contact Carol Higginbotham 660-596-2185 or Henry at 816-885-8287

All proceeds will go to purchase of tickets to the Circus for the under privileged children as you know we send 16,000 children to the circus annually.
 
Have you bought your Mom & Dad Circus Pins???
You can support your circus by purchasing your pins and shirts at the office or online Ararat Shrine Store. Ararat Shrine Store Link
 
 
Nobles, we are proud to offer the same individual incentive program in 2017 as was offered in 2016. The incentive program is a multi level program as you achieve the level you are rewarded with another item. See the levels below. Please remember the Circus is our largest fund raiser and it starts as soon as the elephants leave the building. Level Reward $200.00 - 20 Anytime Circus Tickets for 2017 Circus $1500.00 1 Crown Jewel, 1 Circus Tee Shirt & your 2018 Dues paid (Temple Portion) $100.00 Gift Certificate in lieu of dues if you have a lifetime membership $2000.00 1 Kickin’ Ararat button-up, long-sleeve Circus Shirt $3000.00 1 Radical Ararat Jacket $5000.00 2 Crown Jewels, Dinner for 2 with 2 Drinks at the Ararat Restaurant and a $200.00 Gift Certificate.
Level
Reward
$200
20 Anytime Circus Tickets for 2017 Circus
$1500
1 Crown Jewel, 1 Circus Tee Shirt & your 2018 Dues paid (Temple Portion) $100.00 Gift Certificate in lieu of dues if you have a lifetime membership
$2000
1 Kickin’ Ararat button-up, long-sleeve Circus Shirt
$3000
1 Radical Ararat Jacket
$5000
2 Crown Jewels, Dinner for 2 with 2 Drinks at the Ararat Restaurant and a $200.00 Gift Certificate
 
Raffle: Bushmaster AR 15 .223 rifle | $10 per ticket
Semi automatic 16 inch barrel, 30 round magazine,
6 position collapsible stock, A2 flash hider & A2 pistol grip,
with black matte finish.

Drawing on November 21, 2017. Winner may choose rifle or $500 cash.
Must be 18 years of age to enter.

100% of net profit for this fund raiser goes to support transportation of
children to Shriners Hospitals.
Annual Christmas bus trip to Branson December 1st through 3rd, 2017.
Favorite beverages on the bus down and back plus a hospitality room.
Includes accomodations - 2 Nights with breakfasts at the Welk Resort
Accommodations for 22 couples.
Friday:
- Lunch at Mel's Hard Luck Diner
- Clay Cooper's Christmas Show
Saturday:
- Shorty Small's Restaurant
- Lennon Sisters & The Osmonds at Andy Williams Theater
$625 per couple | Send to John Nelson | 12908 Cherry, KCMO 64145 | 816.943.0666
$300 deposit due: July 31st | Balance due October 15th
Bus will leave on Friday morning and return Sunday night.
Aug 19 ....................... 9:00am/10:00am..............Parkville, MO Website
Lineup: NW 63rd and NW Bell behind Price Chopper. Map
Aug 26 ....................... 9:00am/10:00am..............Lexington, MO Website
Sep 2 ......................... 9:00am/10:00am..............CSSA | Overland Park, KS Website
                                      9401 Indian Creek Pkwy, Overland Park, Kansas 66210 Map
Sep 16 ....................... 8:00am/9:00am................Blue Springs, MO Website
Sep 23 ....................... 10:00am/11:00am..............Archie, MO Website
Oct 7 .......................... 10:00am/11:00am............Harrisonville, MO Website
The latest edition of the Ararat Shrine News is available online -
Monthly editions are also now emailed to those subscribed to the Buzz.
Your print version of the newspaper will arrive as usual to your home.
Archived editions of the news are also available online.
 
 
If you haven't checked out the Shrine Photos you may do so on the website.
Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Club -
We are in need of drivers -
This is an unequaled opportunity to see the impact of your efforts to help the children by providing transportation for them and a parent to the new Shriners' hospital.

"No man has ever stood so tall as when he stooped to help a child."
Contact: Wayne Spencer - 816-305-0466 - WSpencer@araratshrine.com
 
Don't forget to call the restaurant office to host your next get together. The Shrine can support your small card groups to large parties of 10 to 1,000 and make them a success.
For more information call at 816.923.1995
Ararat Club Restaurant: Open to the public - 11:30 am - 9 pm Mon-Sat
Link: Ararat Club Menu
 
Please be sure to add the Buzz email address, *@shrinenews.net to your trusted list. The buzz is disseminated from a mail list and in the past several members have had difficulty with delivery as their software has identified the Buzz as spam or bulk mail - please check your spam or bulk mail folders for missing editions of the Buzz. Contact Brent Marchant with any questions. (Email)

The current edition of the Buzz can always be viewed via the website http://www.araratshrine.com.