The Tangier Shrine Center will host its 38th annual Spaghetti Feed fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Attendees can dine in at the center, located at 2823 S. 84 St., or pick up a meal to go using the drive-through option on the east side of the building.
Dinners include spaghetti, homemade meatballs, salad, bread and butter, coffee and water. A cash bar featuring beer, wine, pop, and mixed drinks is also available. More than 2,500 hand-filled cannolis (chocolate, vanilla, and lemon) will also be available for purchase.
“More than 2,000 people each year take advantage of the convenience of drive-through pickups,” says Shriner Frank Kroupa. “You can get a take-out dinner without having to leave your car.”
Advance tickets are available for $8 each at the Tangier Shrine Center from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 17 or online at TangierShrineCenter.com. Tickets at the door are $10 per person.
The fundraiser is open to the public. Proceeds are for the benefit of Tangier Shrine activities. The event is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers each year. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions.
Questions? Call 402-392-0404.
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief. Shriners provide attractive, quality programs and services for members, their families and their friends. Shriners are also known for their philanthropy, supporting the Shriners Hospitals for Children® across the U.S., with 22 facilities focusing on pediatric orthopaedic care, burn care, spinal care injuries, and cleft lip and palate care. The spaghetti feed provides funds for the operation of the Tangier Shrine Center, not for the hospitals directly.
Thank you, heroes!
We couldn’t ensure hospital patients have another chance at life without you! Your donation will potentially help save the lives of three people you may never meet. The patients we serve, and their friends and family thank you.
Your blood drives made a HUGE difference:
Your blood drives on June 30th and July 2nd registered 65 donors and collected 63 pints of blood. This means last weeks blood drives will potentially save 189 lives over the coming week!
One of our Shrine patients and his family joined us for dinner at our March stated meeting and talked to us about their Shrine Hospital experiences.
From left: Easton, Ben, Sophie and Paxton (patient). Mom and Dad are Samantha and Brian, and joining them are Illustrious Sir Steve Elliott and Lady Cheryl.
Grant Ticknor's right femur was shattered in a car crash early this spring, and it hasn’t healed properly since the initial injury, leaving him unable to bear weight. He has been unable to take part in typical activities such as mowing and driving.
A friend and fellow Shriner, Bob Duff, helped out by mowing his lawn every week. Then Duff presented Ticknor with a radio-controlled lawn mower so he could get back to tackling his own yardwork.
“Being Shriners, we’re there to help kids and to help one another," Duff said.
Click here to read more on Omaha.com.
Recruitment and retention are the keys to a strong fraternity. The Shriners International Membership Award Program recognizes temples and temple leaders who experience a net gain or improvement in regular membership during the calendar year. After all the counting was done, Shriners International finished the 2019 calendar year with 29 Hall of Fame Gold Award temples, 44 Silver Award temples, and 36 Bronze Award temples.
Tangier is proud to announce that it received the Bronze Award for membership in 2019.
See the full list of award winners here.
Tangier Shriner Center may be closed for regular events because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Shriners are still making a difference in the community.
Tangier hosted a Red Cross blood drive on Friday, April 10, with a goal of collecting 25 pints of blood. Donors went above and beyond, as 30 pints of blood were collected, potentially saving 90 lives.
Tangier has another Red Cross blood drive event planned for Friday, April 24. Make an appointment here. Learn more about the Nebraska Masonic Blood Drive Challenge here.
Fifty years ago this June, photographer Randy Dieter snapped the image of Shriner Al Hortman carrying young Shriners Hospitals' patient Bobbi Jo Wright, which went on to become our iconic Editorial Without Words. It inspired our Shriners Hospitals for Children logo, and statues based on the image (sometimes referred to as the Silent Messenger) stand outside temples and Shriners Hospitals for Children locations.
A Special Invitation for You
A special celebration of this anniversary is planned for the 2020 Imperial Session in Kansas City, Missouri. Be a part of it by sending in your pictures of the statue and/or your thoughts about what the Editorial Without Words means to you.
What to Send
Photographs should be high-resolution whenever possible. Please send photos as attachments, rather than copying and pasting into the email or onto a document.
Please include the names of everyone in your photo. Names won’t be published but are necessary for internal use only.*
Who Should Participate?
Everyone! If you have a connection to the fraternity or the health care system, you are encouraged to participate!
Where Should I Send My Photo Submission?
Please email your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2020.
Longtime support Scheels recently donated $3,500 to the Tangier Shriners. Seen here is High Priest and Prophet Bill German accepting the donation from Kathy Johnson. Thank you or your support!
Read the touching story about Olivia Rubio's care at Shriners Hospitals.
May 16, 2019
Nobles and Friends,
We officially have a new home! After a great deal of planning and searching, we will be moving to a new building in the City Place Development in Woodbury, Minnesota, an eastern suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, by the summer of 2020. This move is a step in our transition to an outpatient clinic model. Construction of our new site will begin later this summer and continue into the middle of next year. The current site will be sold as the transition to the new site is completed.
Ease of highway access, proximity to other local area amenities, first floor access and the opportunity to design and build out space incorporating the knowledge gained from 96 years of service, were all elements that influenced the selection of the site and the timing of this transition. Developing a new site is a special opportunity to create a patient-centered environment for the modern era. The new site will continue to serve children from a seven-state service area.
Shriners Healthcare for Children’s new facility will provide a wide range of services for children with orthopaedic conditions including:
Clinic Services: providing a family-centered, team approach to care. Patients will see specialty physicians, nurses, therapists and other pediatric-trained specialists in an environment designed for children.
Child Life: providing families with support during appointments through play and anxiety coping activities. The Child Life program also offers over twenty (20) camps and programs to meet the physical and emotional needs of children with orthopaedic conditions.
Radiology: providing standard x-ray service as well as EOS, which provides 3-D, full-body imaging with up to 85 percent lower radiation.
Rehabilitation: providing physical and occupational therapy to help children build skills, strength and mobility needed for everyday activities.
Scoliosis Specific Exercise – a specialized physical therapy program that uses exercises, stretching and breathing to improve a patient’s scoliotic posture.
Orthotics and Prosthetics: offering orthotic and prosthetic services specifically for children, including upper and lower extremity prosthetic care, scoliosis bracing and a broad spectrum of pediatric orthotic services.
Telehealth: including telehealth capabilities that enable video connection to other remote sites across the region, creating more opportunities for access to children in need of pediatric orthopaedic services. This capability enhances Shriners Hospitals for Children’s reputation as the largest network of specialized pediatric orthopaedic and burn telehealth sites in the world.
Surgery Services: All surgeries will be performed by Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities physicians at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota, or other pediatric hospitals.
Concurrently, we continue our planning efforts to expand our presence throughout our service area. This expansion will take on a variety of forms that could include new affiliations with other healthcare organizations and individual providers, expanding the use of our telehealth technologies and establishing physical clinics, just as a few examples. We see this as an exciting opportunity that supports the Shriners Hospitals for Children’s system initiative of “Reaching More Kids in More Places.”
We ask for your continued help and support as these changes unfold. We commit to communicating information to all of the Temples supporting Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities. On behalf of the Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities Board of Governors, we thank you and your nobility for your support!
Please do not hesitate to contact me, or your local board members, with any questions or concerns.
P.P. Roger J Robinson
Chairman, Board of Governors
Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities
Tangier Shrine • 2823 S. 84 Street • Omaha, NE 68124402-392-0404 • Fax: 402-392-2208