Kena Shriner Camel Herders Stable No. 46 Unit
HISTORY: Camel Herders Stable No. 46 was established in the Spring of 1954 with the cooperation and support of Stable 45 from Al Koran Temple in Cleveland, OH. As such, the Camel Herders is one of Kena Shriner’s oldest Units. The Herd’s first Ceremonial in 1954, under the direction of Illustrious Potentate Orville Rush, initiated 37 Stable 46 Herders. The Kena Camel Herders were off and running.
MISSION: The purposes of the Camel Herders is to acquaint and enlighten newly created Nobles with the aims and goals of Shrinedom, and to usher, process, guide and control the Novices during ceremonials. This ensures that unruly Novices are kept under control and in order so that they can successfully negotiate the difficult Hot Sands. The Herd does the bidding of the Potentate, furthers the cause of Kena, and provides a venue for fraternal and social activities.
ACTIVITIES: The Herd is proud of the two Camels under their care. Humphrey and Camile participate in all Temple parades and, upon request, are displayed at other Kena functions. Due to the expert herding skills of the members of Stable 46, all public displays of Humphrey and Camile have proceeded successfully and without mishap. The major social function for the Herd is its Annual Christmas Party held on the first Friday of December. It is open to all Kena Nobles and their families. Major fundraising activities include White House Xmas Tree Ornament Sales, Steak Sales, and Shrine Memorabilia sales.
MEETINGS: The Herd meets the third Tuesday of every month to socialize and conduct business. Social activities, including a light meal and libations, begin at 6:30PM. The business meeting begins at 7PM. The Herd encourages the participation of their ladies at its functions and schedules at least four potlucks during the year in place of its regular meeting. A summer outing with families is also scheduled if possible. All Nobles are also invited to enjoy the Herd Card Night held the second Tuesday of the month.
We welcome Nobles to stop by the Herd Room and consider membership in our lively Unit.