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!
***Proceeds are for the benefit of KORA Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions.***

“Love Is All You Need” Scentsy® Warmer

Scentsy® is proud to offer another special warmer! From February 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020 for every “Love Is All You Need” warmer that is sold Scentsy® will donate $9.50 to The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children®.

FMI:  https://korashriners.org/love-is-all-you-need/

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Kora Highlanders – St Patrick’s Day Shenannigans – March 14 & 17, 2020

Saturday, March 14

12:30pm – Westbrook Eagles Club – 89 Saco St., Westbrook
***The Eagles Club serves a delicious corned beef & cabbage dinner for a small fee; cash bar***

Tuesday, March 17

3pm – Gritty’s – 396 Fore St., Portland
5:15pm – Pedro O’Hara’s – 134 Main St., Lewiston
7pm – Gritty’s – 68 Main St, Auburn

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
***Proceeds are for the benefit of KORA Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions.***

 

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.

Hotel rooms are available during the Augusta shows for Friday and/or Saturday nights at the Fairfield Inn. The room rate is $77 per night (double or king). If you are interested in getting a hotel room for one or both nights, Contact Noble Pete Theriault via text or phone at 207-713-7194 or email him at [email protected]. The deadline to reserve a room is March 27, 2020, subject to room availability.

We appreciate all of your time and thank you in advance for your help!
 
UPDATES TO THE  2020 CIRCUS:
  • 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]
 

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

We need a headcount – Please Sign up BEFORE March 15th to secure your spot on this trip!

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 pay for your seats, Contact Kate in the Kora office -782-6831 or click here
RSVP by: March 15

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.  Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions.***
FMI: Tom Nelson at 520-8321 or Cal Yeaton at 441-0182

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

“A Salute to Our Veterans”

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL EVENTS IS MAY 29th!

Thursday, June 11th – Early Arrival of campers. Enjoy the peace of quiet camping.

Friday, June 12th

  • Golfing at Saco/Biddeford Country Club – pay to play
  • 5:00p  Dinner – Hamburgers/Hot Dogs/Chili/Fries – $10 PP
  • 5:30p  Registration for 2nd Annual Indoor Ice Fishing Derby
  • 7:00p  2nd Annual Indoor Ice Fishing Derby – pay to play

Saturday, June 13th

  • 8:00a Registration for New Nobles and their Ladies
  • 8:30a New Ladies Orientation
  • 9:00a Buses leave for the parade route in OOB
  • A Salute to Our Veterans Parade step off
  • 12:30p Lunch for Nobles
  • 12:30p Ladies Luncheon and activities – $10 PP
  • 2:00p Ceremonial (Nobles only)
  • 4:00p – 6:00p Hospitality is open
  • 6:00p BBQ Dinner – $15 PP
  • 6:30p Hospitality reopens
  • 7:00p Karaoke/Lip Sync Competition

Sunday, June 14th – Thanks for coming – have a safe trip home

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

SOLD OUT

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

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]

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


The 8th Annual Kora Shriners Kare for Kids Ride-In and BBQ Competition will be August 21-23th, 2020, at the Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds in Hiram, Maine.  
KCBS BBQ and SCA Steak Grilling Competition with over $8,000 in cash and prizes. BBQ competitors from across the country and Canada will be here to compete with some of the best BBQ Pitmasters around.

Friday: 

          Kora Shriners Parade
          Dinner
          Barn Dance with DJ Ron Parker

Saturday:

          Opening Ceremonies
          Motorcycle ride led by the Masonic Widows Sons Grand Chapter
          ATV ride led by the Kora ATV Club
          Certified KCBS BBQ Judging Class
          Hillbilly Cornhole Tournament
          Kids Que
          People’s Choice BBQ Competition
          SCA Steak Grilling Competition
          Live Music Entertainment
          Kids Korner – games and activities for kids

Sunday:

          KCBS BBQ Competition
          Kids Korner – games and activities for kids

General Admission is free. Parking $5.00. Enjoy the day with the Kora Shriners, and support Shriners Hospitals for Children. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  
All net proceeds from this event directly benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children programs in Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts.

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


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Michelle and Oriental Guide Paul Gardner


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 Bobby and Treasurer Barry Gates


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 Becky and Recorder John Knox


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Sue and 1st Ceremonial Master Mike Zubiate


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 Jean and 2nd Ceremonial Master Ken Gotreau


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 Deb and Marshal Barry Irish


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Renee and Captain of the Guard Ryan Sherman


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Pam and Outer Guard Frank Welch


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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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