Welcome to the Kora Ladies page!

Please look around, and explore below.  Also, feel free to click this link sign up for the Kora Ladies Konnection emails!

Lady Lynn and the other Divan Ladies are selling the ladies pin for $5.00 each.  The proceeds are supporting the Kora Building Fund.

In addition to the pins, Lynn is spearheading some other events and activities including the ladies clothing sale at Spring Ceremonial and raffles throughout the year.

Lynn’s goal is to raise $5,000 for the Kora Building Fund this year!

2019 Potentate Elect’s Trip – June 30-July 5, 2019

Nashville, TN for the 2019 Imperial Shrine Session.  Find the Registration form and Info Packet here!

Sign-ups will continue through September 1, 2018 or until 100 hotel rooms are reserved, whichever comes first!

FMI:  Steven Boucouvalas at sboucouv@gmail.com or 207-229-1772 (and the Kora Nashville Trip page)

Open House, Masonic/Shrine Fellowship, Member Appreciation Day – Saturday, August 18 – Kora Temple

This will be held in conjunction with the L/A Balloon Festival.

10am – Parade formation
11am – Step off

Starting at 11:30 AM – Food, Fun, and Fellowship – Unit Rooms Open – Building Tours – Reception of New Nobles and their Ladies – Award of Fifty Year Pins

Noon – BBQ Lunch (Masonic Brothers, Nobles, and their families)
12:45pm – Presentation – 50 year members
1pm-4pm – Open House – Open to the Public

Please invite potential candidates for Masonry and Shrine

Tickets available – Ride-In Raffle – Special edition Shrine/Mason BBQ Smoker – Drawing on September 1, 2018

The Long Weekender BBQ smoker was donated by Humphrey’s Smokers and Accessories!

This compact unit is the perfect size for tailgating.  Weighing in at 212# it is very portable.  This unit holds full size hotel pans so cooking a full packer brisket or full length ribs will be no problem.  It comes equipped with a drop in stainless steel waterpan and 3 stainless steel cooking racks.

*Winner is responsible for the cost of any freight or shipping charges and any extra accessories*

Dimensions/Specs
Outside Dimensions: 20w x 26d x 41h
Total Weight of cooker is 212lbs
Cooking chamber: 15.5w x 23d x 20h
Rack Size: 14.75w x 22d
Cooking Degrees: (approx) 180 to 375 (recommended max temp)
Amount of Charcoal: 6-8lbs
Cooking Time: 6-14 hours (Depending on temperature)
Meat: (approx) 9 butts, 16 racks baby backs, 6-8chickens,  4 briskets

Purchase tickets here

Invitation – Hillbilly DegreeSaturday, September 8 – Kuzin Zimmerman’s Estate, 148 Beech Ridge Rd, Elliot, ME

You’re Invited to join The Grand And Glorious Order of the Hillbilly Degree.  Pa & Ma Degree will be conferred, children always welcome!

Time:  3PM (should arrive no later than 2:30pm)

Camping:  There will be plenty of room for those wishing to bring their camper or pitch a tent.  Dry Camping Only!

Contact:  Kuzins Steve & Julia Zimmerman, wiggles148@comcast.net, (207) 439-6567

What to expect:    Please dress appropriate for being outside. After Degree there will be Hillbilly fun and games, fellowship and music. Bring your own chair!

Application is available at http://korashriners.org/turkey-gobblah-clan-187 or from Chris DiSotto – chris@dreamingcode.com

Submit them to Bernie McAllister, Keeper of the Quill 11 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

Application Deadline: All candidate applications WITH FEE must be received by Bernie McAllister no later than Friday August 31!

Cost for Candidates:   PA’s – $50 MA’s – $25 Payment MUST be made when presenting application (Please make checks payable to: Kora Shrine Hillbillys)

2018 Northeast Shrine Association (NSA) Fall Field Days – Hosted by Cairo Shrine, Rutland, VT – September 13-16

Please be advised that there is ample camping at the historic Vermont State Fairgrounds. There are two dumping stations, many sites with septic hook up, all sites with electric and water.  Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday camping sites $50 dollars for complete stay. This is also the site of staging parade equipment which means there will be on site security.  Please call or contact Tom Ettori housing chairman at 802-747-3400 or cell 802-353-1360 for all camping reservations.

For more information about the NSA Fall Field Days, check out the Cairo Shriners NSA webpage.

Kora Shrine Ladies Appreciation Night – Saturday, September 22 – Kora Temple

Social Hour – 5p
Dinner – 6p – $25 per person
Dancing – 7-11p with the band named “To Be Determined

To Be Determined is an original band with a mix of blues/pop/rock that also throws in a wide variety of cover songs. They live in the Franklin County area and have all grown up with a passion for music.

Dinner options:  Baked stuffed haddock or Chicken cordon bleu

Reserve your tickets by calling the Kora Office at 782-6831 by September 12, 2018

Annual DeMolay Breakfast – Sunday, October 7 – Kora Temple

8-11am – All you can eat breakfast for $5 per person!

All are welcome to attend so invite your family & friends – come support Maine DeMolay Association & Kora DeMolay Council.

19th Annual Second Section Live Auction & Spaghetti Feed – Saturday, October 20 – Kora Temple

Any more fun and it may be illegal.
5pm – doors open
6pm – dinner & silent auction
7pm – live auction

Tools, Furniture, Clothing, Sporting Goods, Gift Certificates, Decorative Items, and MUCH MORE!

Tickets are $10 and include supper, beverages, door prizes, and a great night out!  For tickets, see any Second Section member.

Call Bob Taylor at 212-3950 to donate items to the auction.

Kora Shriners Halloween Costume Party & Dance – Saturday, October 27 – Kora Temple

7pm-11pm
Tickets are $20 per person, open to the public – this is a 21+ event.  50/50 raffle through the evening as well.  Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar through the night.

Prizes awarded for Best Costume, Best Couple, Scariest Costume, and Funniest Costume

Sponsored by the Kora Kraftsmen

Feztival of Trees – November 17-24 –  Kora Temple

Help & Donations Wanted!

Volunteer Santas willing to work 3-4 hour shifts – contact Santa Director David Saphier at 357-4560

Volunteers willing to work as a photographer – contact Calvin Yeaton at 441-0182

Any other volunteers – contact Director of Personnel Bernie McCallister at 783-4267

Items to donate for the raffle room – contact Tom Budek at 754-2276

Thurs, Nov. 15th    LA Metro Chamber Night
Sat, Nov. 17th   10:00am  –  8:00pm
Sun, Nov. 18th   10:00am  –  5:00pm
Mon, Nov. 19th   10:00am  –  8:00pm
Tues, Nov. 20th   10:00am  –  8:00pm
Wed, Nov. 21st   10:00am  –  8:00pm
Closed for Thanksgiving
Fri, Nov. 23rd   10:00am  –  8:00pm
Sat, Nov. 24th   10:00am  –  5:00pm

Prices
Adult Admission – $2
Children 12 and under are free
Tree Raffle Tickets – 10 tickets for $5

FMI about the Feztival here

Save the Date – Kora Christmas Party – Saturday, December 1 – Kora Temple

More info coming soon!

Save the Date – 2019 Kora Shriners Kare for Kids Ride-In & BBQ Competition – August 23 & 24, 2019 – Ossippee Valley Fairgrounds – Cornish, ME

More information coming soon!

First Lady Lynn with her husband – Potentate Doug Phinney

Lady Michelle with her husband – Chief Rabban Steve Boucouvalas

Lady Robin with her husband – Assistant Rabban Brian Robbins

Lady Diane with her husband – High Priest and Profit Sonny Jutras

Lady Martha with her husband – Oriental Guide Mark Whitmore

Lady Roberta with her husband – Treasurer Barry Gates

Lady Debbie with her husband – Recorder Paul Sherman

Lady Karen with her husband – 1st Ceremonial Master Brent Tanguay

Lady Tamra with her husband – 2nd Ceremonial Master Rick Bergeron

Lady Jean with her husband – Director Ken Gotreau

Lady Amy with her husband – Marshal Steve Peterson

Lady Michelle with her husband – Captain of the Guard Chris DiSotto

Lady Debbie with her husband – Outer Guard Robbie McKinley

Lady Carol with her husband – Chaplain Russ Thayer

Click here to see photos from Kora Shrine events from 2013 through current.

Lady Amy Doyle (pictured above with her husband, Bob) has done a fantastic job taking photos at events and keeping them organized and available for viewing!  Thank you, Amy!

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