Local Tri-County club member named Potentate

40_keck-786The Tri-County Shrine Club serves members in Pondera, Toole and Glacier Counties.

Nobel Darrell Keck of Shelby has recently been named Potentate of Algeria Shrine Temple to serve for the 2012 year. Keck follows two illustrious members of Tri-County Shrine when becoming Potentate. Conrad businessman Nobel Bob Arnot and Shelby businessman Nobel Lester Nevins have had the honor of being Potentate’s in the past few years.

Tri-County Shrine members are proud to be members of the Masonic family in their respective counties. The organizations which form this family are the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite and Shrine.

The hospital which serves Montana is located at Spokane, Wash. The Spokane hospital is a 30 bed pediatric orthopedic hospital, research and teaching center providing comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children with orthopedic conditions. The hospitals mission is to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.

Spokane Hospital for Children is one of the unquestioned leader’s, nationally and internationally, in caring for children and advancing the field in its specialty areas.

Tri-County Shrine Club provides help in transportation to get a child to the hospital. The Club also arranges for lodging while the patient is being treated. Pondera County Shrine Hospital coordinator is Reid Stuart of Conrad. When a child needs treatment you can see Stuart or any Shriner for an application. Stuart’s can be reached at 271-3760. When a Shriner calls on you to sell circus tickets, Vidalia onions or calendars, the proceeds go entirely to the Tri-County Shrine Club’s travel fund.