Upcoming Events

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!

First Lady Diane Jutras has chosen to support the Kora Shrine Center Foundation with her project this year.  She sewed and embroidered 100 men’s “Fez-kerchiefs” that are being sold for $20 each.

Additionally, she has created a bracelet charm (that could also be worn as a pendant) that are being sold for $40 each. The charms feature the Kora Temple building and are double sided.  One side reads “2020” on the bottom, the other says “KORA SHRINE”.

She also has a small supply of bracelets to accompany the charm in two different qualities – one is $10, and the other is $80.

Items will be sold at Kora Functions throughout the year!

Kora Highlanders Robbie Burns Night – Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Martindale Country Club – Auburn

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This event is open to Ladies, their Nobles, Family, and Friends

5pm – Social Hour
6:15pm – Parade of the Haggis
6:30pm – Buffet Dinner:  tossed salad, carving station with Black Angus Top Round of Beef, baked haddock with lobster sauce, chicken cordon bleu, a variety of sides, assortment of finger desserts, coffee & tea

A traditional Robert Burns Night program featuring toasts and songs, pipes and drums, and a few traditions of our own will follow dinner.

All attendees will receive a complementary shot glass that will be filled for toasting.  Raffles and prizes throughout the evening as well!

Tickets are $39 per person and must be purchased in advance.  There are only 100 tickets available, and this event sells out every year.  Checks should be made payable to “Kora Shrine Highlanders” and sent to:
Scott Ainsworth
365 Wilson Pond Road
North Monmouth, ME 04265

Questions?  Contact Scott at 207-512-6127 or [email protected]

Superbowl Party – Sunday, February 2, 2020 – Kora Shrine Center Oasis

This event is open to Kora Ladies, their Nobles, and Friends
Ill. Sir Sonny Jutras would like to invite the entire nobility and their ladies and friends to Kora for a Superbowl Party in the Oasis.

Party Kick-Off at 4:30pm
Game Kick-off at 6:30pm

This event is potluck & BYOB

Kora Cycle Corps – 2020 Challenge – Toboggan Championships

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Attention Koraland – The 2020 US National Toboggan Championships are fast approaching!  The races are February 7-9!We as a Cycle Corps are entered in this year’s race and if you wanna try to beat us, there is no better time than now to enter your unit or club.  It’s fun for all ages and for the family man and woman no better way to bring everyone together for good times and camaraderie.  So if you have any questions, please contact someone in the Cycle Corps unit or go to camdensnowbowl.com and sign up…and don’t forget be creative with your costumes!

Wine and Roses Ladies Appreciation Dinner & Dance – Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Kora Shrine Center

This event is open to Ladies, their Nobles, Family, and Friends

4:30pm – Social Hour
5:30pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Dancing with Wavelength Band

Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. 
Semi-formal dress is encouraged

Reserve your Tickets by January 31!  Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the Kora office at 782-6831

Kora Circus KickOff Party – Friday, March 20, 2020 – Kora Shrine Center

5:30pm social
6:30pm Spaghetti Dinner
Cost:  Free

RSVP by March 17 to Kate Hansen in the Kora office at 782-6831 with the number of people attending

Everyone is invited to come pick up posters and share in the excitement as the Circus Season begins!

Kora Spring Ceremonial – Friday, March 27, 2020 – Kora Shrine Center

Dinner costs $10 per person
Please RSVP to Kate Hansen (782-6831) in the Kora office by Tuesday, March 24

FMI:  Paul at [email protected]

Basket Bingo, Saturday, March 28, 2020 – Kora Shrine Center

Presented by the Androscoggin County Shrine Club

Doors open at 8:30 AM with play starting at 9:30 AM

Baskets loaded with goodies!!
Regular Bingo / Blackout Bingo / Raffles

$13 in advance, $15 at the door
Tickets available at Kora office, via Androscoggin County Shrine Club members, and at the door.

Refreshments will be available for purchase


Maine Event Comedy – Saturday, March 28, 2020 – Kora Shrine Center

7pm Show, Doors open at 6pm
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased here or by calling the Kora office at 782-6831 – this is a BYOB show with light refreshments.
FMI – http://korashriners.org/comedynight/

Presented by the Kora Crazy Cops
***Proceeds are for the benefit of KORA Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions.***

67th Annual Kora Shrine Circus – Volunteers Needed
Lewiston – April 17-20
Augusta – April 24-26

Attention all Ladies…we need you and your Nobles!
We are in need of lots of volunteers to have another successful circus. This year we have a total of 12 shows. Some of you have been helping for years and we appreciate all your help. Please feel free to show up as usual. If you have never helped with the circus or if you are a new lady, please consider volunteering a few hours of your time to help with this event. The proceeds from the circus supports the Kora Shrine. We are scheduling in 4 hour blocks, but if this is not convenient, please reach out to us and we will find somewhere to use your talents and energy. The show itself is 2 hours long and doors open 1 hour before the show starts.  Below are the time slots and locations:Lewiston, ME shows:
Location: Androscoggin Bank Colisee
Friday, April 17 @ 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday, April 18 @ 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 18 @ 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Saturday, April 18 @ 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Sunday, April 19 @  12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Monday, April 20 @ 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Augusta, ME shows:
Location:  Augusta Civic Center
Friday, April 24 @ 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Friday, April 24 @ 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday, April 25 @ 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 25 @ 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Saturday, April 25 @ 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Sunday, April 26 @  12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

If interested, please email ​[email protected]​ or call/text Rob Madore, 207-577-6198.  Please provide us with volunteer names, dates & times, your email and/or phone number.

We appreciate all of your time and thank you in advance for your help!
  • Nobility ticket distribution is being done differently this year. Please watch for our Circus mailing with more information on tickets.
  • Our Saturday 9:30 am shows will be ​General Admission seating only​ at both venues. During both of the 9:30 shows, we will acknowledge and honor our local heroes (Military, Police, Fire and EMTs.) Our local heroes are able to obtain one complimentary ticket to the 9:30 am show at the venue’s box office with proper credentials.
  • Our Circus Kick Off celebration is on March 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm at the Kora Temple. Please come and enjoy supper with us. We will discuss the upcoming circus, be handing out circus posters and road signs for Nobles to post in your respectable towns.
If you have any circus questions, please feel free to email ​[email protected]

Bus Trip to visit Shriners Hospitals for Children-Springfield – Saturday to Sunday, May 2-3, 2020

Time:  TBD
Cost Per Person: 

  • $200 – Single Occupancy
  • $140 – Double Occupancy
    Open to Nobles and their families/guests
    **New Nobles (Since June, 2019) will enjoy a reduced cost – less $25 per person in their party**

To RSVP, Contact Kate in the Kora office -782-6831
RSVP by: April 17

Cost includes:   Round trip bus transport from the Kora Shrine Center to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield, MA, lunch & dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, and overnight accommodations in Sturbridge, MA.
***Cost does not include entertainment***

Sponsored by the Kora Membership Committee
FMI:  [email protected]

5th Annual “Concert in the Park” – Saturday, May 9, 2020 – Kora Shrine Center

1p-4p in the Ceremonial Hall
Admission (Recommended Donation):
$5 for Adults
$10 per family
Children are free

Open to the Public!  Light refreshments will be provided.

Everyone is invited to come enjoy your favorite marches, show tunes, and other great music as Kora Band hosts an indoor afternoon of “Music in the Park” featuring Southern Maine’s finest community bands!

  • Lewiston High School Jazz Band
  • Cumberland Community Band
  • Hallowell Community Band
  • Kora Shrine Band
Proceeds will go toward the Kora Band’s Annual Donations.
FMI: Tom Nelson at 520-8321 or Cal Yeaton at 441-0182

Save the Date – Kora Summer Ceremonial – Friday-Sunday, June 12-14, 2020 – Bayley’s Camping Resort, Scarborough

More info coming soon!

Cabbage Island Clam Bakes – Friday, June 26, 2020 – Boothbay Harbor

Deadline to sign up is May 1st, 2020 – There are only 100 tickets available

4pm departure

What is Included:

  • 1.5 hour sight seeing boat trip of Boothbay Harbor on the Bennie Alice
  • Twin Lobster Dinner or Chicken Dinner (Two Lobsters or Roasted Half Chicken, Fish Chowder, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Blueberry Pound Cake)
  • Cash Bar

Cost (Includes meal, boat trip and gratuity):

  • $50 per person for Noble and Lady
  • $65 per Noble minor (Under 18) only available until February 29
  • $35 per child under 11 for Hot Dog Meal Only
  • $70 per person for Additional Guests after March 1
  • Event is Rain or Shine

Purchase tickets online at: https://squareup.com/store/kora-cash-calendar
For more information on the venue:  https://www.cabbageislandclambake.com/

***This event is being subsidized by Kora Cash Calendar and Kora Membership Committee to provide the trip at a reduced cost.  Regular priced tickets are $83.38 including gratuity***

Save the Date – Lobster Bowl Golf Tournament – Saturday, July 11, 2020 – Natanis Golf Club, Vassalboro

More info coming soon!

Save the Date – Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic – Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Thornton Academy, Saco

More info coming soon!

Potentate’s Trip in 2020 – July 30-August 7, 2020 – Alaska

Potentate Ill. Sonny Jutras and First Lady Diane invite you to join them on a cruise to Alaska on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship Ovation of the Seas

Trip dates:  July 30 to August 7, 2020

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Pricing, Itinerary, and other details can be found here

For more information or to reserve your space contact:
Dube Travel – (207)784-2916 and ask for Terry or Erin or email Terry at [email protected]

Save the Date – Kora Kares for Kids Ride-In & BBQ Competition – August 21-23, 2020 – Ossippee Valley Fair Grounds – Hiram, ME

More info coming soon!

Save the Date – Northeast Shrine Association Fall Field Days (NSA) – September 24-27, 2020 – Hosted by Tunis Shriners in Gananoque, ON, Canada

More info coming soon!

First Lady Diane and Potentate Sonny Jutras

Lady Karen and Chief Rabban Brent Tanguay

Lady Debbie and Assistant Rabban Robbie McKinley

Lady Debbie and High Priest and Prophet Jim Bennett

Michelle and Oriental Guide Paul Gardner

 Bobby and Treasurer Barry Gates

 Becky and Recorder John Knox

Sue and 1st Ceremonial Master Mike Zubiate

 Jean and 2nd Ceremonial Master Ken Gotreau

 Deb and Marshal Barry Irish

Renee and Captain of the Guard Ryan Sherman

Pam and Outer Guard Frank Welch

Crystal and Chaplain James Thibodeau

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!

Find the Kora Sands here!

Find the latest Ladies Konnection emails here:

Daughters of the Nile

Daughters of the Nile is an international fraternal organization for women 18 years or older, who are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason, or Daughter of the Nile, or is a majority member in Good Standing of a Masonic-related organization for girls; or who was a patient, with or without Shrine or Masonic relationship, at a Shriners Hospital for Children®. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1913, Daughters of the Nile members total 25,000 in 136 cities throughout the United States and Canada. The members are proud of their long association with Shriners International and their continuing support of Shriners Hospitals for Children®.

Become Part of the Shriners Village Community!

Shriners Village is the Web-based community created exclusively for the Shriners family. Fraternity members and their ladies can visit shrinersvillage.com to find information about Shriners Hospitals for Children®, fraternal programs, membership, temples, Shrine-related events and more.

Some of the items created especially for ladies include:
• A video presentation, “Lady of a Shriner
• First Lady’s section
• Camp information and photos
• Info sheets and Ladies Toolkit (includes Ladies Handbook)
• Photo Gallery

The website contains useful fraternity documents that nobles and ladies can download, including the Fez Owner’s Manual, Membership Toolkit, Shriner Primer and Shrine Protocol. Shriners Village also has an events section with information on temple fundraisers and other activities. Any registered user can post an event on the calendar.

Becoming part of Shriners Village is easy: Go to the Shriners Village login page at shrinersvillage.com

• Click register now
• Enter requested noble information (info can be found on his Shrine Membership Card)
• Select lady and verify your name

And you’re all set!

If you have any questions, please use the online “get help” link on the ShrinersVillage log-in page.

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