Time to Shrine, Syria! Shriners Awareness Day is June 6

Grab your Fez, Nobles, because it is time to showcase that Shriner Pride on Thursday, June 6th, 2019!

A little background from Shriners International below and a list of 6 simple things that YOU can do to show how proud we are to be Syria Shriners on Shriners Awareness Day:

On June 6, 1876, Shriners International (formerly known as the Imperial Grand Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for the United States of America) was founded. While our Order has seen many changes throughout the years, the depth of our vision and the might of our mission have remained unchanged. Shriners International is more than a fraternity; it is a fraternal organization of men who are dedicated to brotherhood, compassion and service to others.

>>>  Check out the Shriner Primer! >>>

Thanks to our rich history and in celebration of the founding of our Imperial Council 143 years ago, June 6th of each year is forever known as “Shriners International Awareness Day” – a special day of recognition when you are encouraged to proclaim your pride in being a Shriner!

Please work with your temple leaders and your membership team in establishing a plan to share your pride and enthusiasm in being a part of our great fraternity!

  1. Post a photo of yourself on social media wearing your fez, utilizing the following hashtags: #proudshriners #shrinersawarenessday and #iamru
  2. Attend a special event or activity at your temple, club or unit
  3. Discuss the mission and vision of Shriners International & Shriners Hospitals for Children with your friends, family members and coworkers
  4. Proudly display your fez in a place of prominence at work or at home
  5. Wear a hat, shirt, pin or other item with the fraternal logo to help recognize fellow Shriners
  6. Refer a man of good character to our IAMRU new member referral program at beashrinernow.com/referral

This referral program goes hand-in-hand with our awareness campaign, as it is a unique opportunity to educate other men of character within our community of the values and mission supported by Shriners everywhere!

Make this your time to Shrine!

So, on Thursday June 6th it is our time to Shrine, Nobles!

2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest Winners!

From Master Brew Fest Organizer Bryan Llewellyn..

Thank you everyone that came out to the 2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest, it was a great time! Of course it could not happen without the Shriners, and the brewers, you guys really out did yourselves!

Events like this can't happen without lots of help and support so thank you to anyone that took time out of their busy lives to help put this together and volunteer at the event. Ed, Dennis, Dennis, Jason, James, Bob, Bill, and many more.

Also please don't forget to continue your support of the vendors and companies that donated prizes we had at the event.

Penn Brewery, First Sip Brew Box, Vape Galeria, Keggle Brewing, CNC Malting, Painting with a Twist, Vagabond Tacos, Oakmont BBQ, Hop Nation USA, Yetters Candy, Pink Zebra, Monte Cellos, At Home, Shubrew, Arsenal Cider, Giant Eagle, Caliante Pizza, Casey's Pizza, The Big Pour, Brewswag, and if I left anyone please excuse and let me know in a comment below.

Cheers! Stay tuned for details on next year's event in May of 2020!

A big thanks to Hop Nation USA for joining us at the 2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest. Give their Podcast a listen below, it was recorded LIVE at the 2019 NHHBF! Hear from Master Brew Fest organizers Bryan Llewellyn and Dennis Raible, and take in a little of Syria Shriners' history and beer knowledge from Past Potentate and Syria Shriners Recorder Bob Addleman!

North Hills Home Brew Fest 

2019 Winners

  • Grand Prize – Hounds Run Brewing – Bucco Blue
  • Blind Tasting Runner ups:
  • Steel Bridge Brewing Co. – Stout/Porter
  • Squid’ rew – Saison Beta
  • Hop Nation USA – Sippy Black Ice
  • Hilltop Hopery – Pseudo Zen
  • Bruxedo Brewing - This Ain't Your Nana's Peach Cobbler
  • Brewbeque - Gimmick
  • Burning Bridges Fermenteria – Alternate Ending
  • Glenshaw Brewing – Coffee Kolsch
  • Creekside Craft Beers - Volkbier


First Choice Wine Festival Set to Pop its Cork May 18th

Cheswick, PA – The Pittsburgh Shrine Center is excited to announce its third annual First Choice Wine Festival. Come and join us on Saturday May 18th, 2019 from 12:00pm–5:00pm in the spacious outdoor Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion.

“The music, the delicious wines, the setting and the wonderful crowds make the atmosphere something you will definitely like,” says festival organizer and Pittsburgh Syria Shriner Jerry Sciullo.

Participating Wineries Include...

  • Kavic Winery
  • PK Winery​
  • La Vigneta Winery
  • Conny Creek Brewing Co.
  • Country Winery & Vineyard
  • Deer Creek Winery
  • Wapiti Ridge Wine Cellars
  • Woody Lodge Winery
  • Bushy Run Winery​
  • August Falls Winery
  • Hog Dog Winery
  • Greenhouse Winery
  • Arsenal Cider House

A Pittsburgh Wine Festival unlike any other

Delicious wine, tasty food, soft music and relaxation are on tap again for this wildly successful event. Open to the public, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion is the perfect covered setting to enjoy an afternoon of indulgent sampling. The $20.00 entry price gets each attendee a festival-branded glass, all the wine you can taste and an experience unlike any other.

The First Choice Wine Festival branded attendee glass

The First Choice Wine Festival gives attendees an opportunity to meet with some of our regions finest wineries. They’re prepared to both serve and sell their delicious wines. Thirsty crowds are treated to a variety of varietals. Stay tuned as we announce even more vintner and brewer vendors!

Bring your appetite

Specialty cheeses, sweet treats and decadent confections will complement the wine tasting. A variety of food vendors will serve and sell barbecued cuisine and other delicious fare for festival attendees. 

Entertainment

The taste buds isn’t the only sense tantalized during The First Choice Wine Festival. Local acoustic soloist musicians are scheduled to entertain the crowds. 

Additionally, the festival offers unique vendors showcasing their exquisite wares for perusal and purchase. 

Get your tickets now!

First Choice Wine Festival tickets and reservations are $20.00 each. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite by clicking here.

For Vendor inquiries or more information about the event please contact: Jerry Sciullo, 412-849-3431 / dotsrme2(at)yahoo.com

wine festival winery

This event does not benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The event is for the benefit of Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

About The Pittsburgh Shrine Center
 
For nearly 25 years, The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has served the Pittsburgh region's desire for a flexible, multi-use special event facility. The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has hosted over 500 weddings and an equal amount of corporate, social and civic events. Beyond its role as a hub of activities for Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center welcomes the public year-round as a venue for banquets, weddings, wedding and bridal showers, concerts, pageants, stage shows, trade shows, dinner theater, civic meetings and other business and social affairs. The Pittsburgh Shrine center also hosts its own seasonal events open to the public.

For more information on how you can schedule your next special event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, please contact Paulette Zanotti at pzanotti@syriashriners.org or at 724-274-7000.

Pittsburgh Shrine Center set to host North Hills Home Brew Fest

Our area’s best home brewers return to compete at the 2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest on May 11th, 2019. Our new venue is the Pittsburgh Shrine Center in Cheswick, PA. The North Hills Home Brew Fest is an evening of home brewed beers, tasty food trucks, prize raffles and fun activities. Attendees will sample and vote on dozens of brews. The Brew Fest begins at 5:00 pm with a VIP Private Tasting and Judging. The winning recipe will be brewed at Penn Brewery! General Admission opens at 6:00pm. VIP tickets are limited to 35 attendee judges.

"We always look forward to the North Hills Home Brew Fest. It's very well attended by patrons and brewers. The event is very organized, and always fun. We attended 10 to 14 Brew Fest a year and this one is always at the top for us." -Nacho Average Brewing.
 
"The North Hills Brew Fest is a fun night for home-brewers and craft beer drinkers to get together and enjoy delicious and creative beers for a noteworthy cause. Each year this event seems to get bigger and better but is always awesome!"   - Jolly Goodfellow Brewing

“This is my 3rd year Participating in the North Hills Brew Fest. I love being able to discuss and share my beer with people, as well as try the other awesome beer from the other home brewers.  I am amazed by the brewers takes on traditional and modern styles creating beers you can’t get anywhere else.  The excitement and energy in the building is exhilarating.” – Bopp Brewing
 
If you like beer, and if you like helping children, then we have the event for you! This year the 2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest is going to be the biggest one yet. We have partnered with many of the same brewers and have added new brewers looking to show off their talents. We'll have a wide variety of prizes to win and incredible food trucks (Vagabond Taco Truck & Oakmont Barbecue Company). First Sip Brew Box and Yinz Brewing will host a live podcast at the event. For designated drivers and non-drinking guests, "Painting with a Twist" will offer a 2-hour painting class. The cost is $30 for this and starts at 6:30.
 
The North Hills Home Brew Fest is raising money for Pittsburgh’s Syria Shriners, who provide many services for youth within our communities. We are excited that their amazing events facility will serve as a platform for amateur home brewers to show off for the thirsty crowds!
 
**Home brewers interested in participating should download, complete and submit this form found here

North Hills Home Brew Fest attendee glasses

3rd Annual North Hills Home Brew Fest
May 11th, 2019 6:00-9:00pm (VIP Tasting begins @5pm)
Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion
1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024
$35 VIP early admission includes food truck voucher, blind taste test
$25 General Admission
$30 Painting with a Twist
$5 Designated driver

 
About the North Hills Home Brew Fest
The North Hills Home Brew Fest is produced by not-for-profit group that raises money and awareness for local charities. This year our focus is on the Shriners who do amazing work with children. For more information please visit www.syriashriners.org/2019-north-hills-home-brew-fest/
 
About Pittsburgh’s Syria Shriners
The goal of the Shriners is to be the premiere fraternal organization for men of good character. The Shriners are committed to providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and philanthropy. Shriners foster self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement. Shriners serve mankind through the resources of its great philanthropy, the Shriners Hospitals for Children. For more information please visit www.syriashriners.org

For more information on how you can schedule your next special event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, you can reach Paulette at pzanotti@syriashriners.org or at 724-274-7000.

**This event does not benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The event is for the benefit of Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

Get your tickets now! 2019 Syria Shrine Sportsman’s Bash

Outdoorsmen and sportsmen of all kinds, dust off your gun rack and gas up your pickup because our yearly pavilion party is almost here. The Syria Shrine Sportsman’s Bash returns once again to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion, 1877 Shriners Way Cheswick, PA 15024 this June 22nd, 2019 from 12pm-5pm.

FOR TICKETS: Click here or contact Kenneth Stuart (412) 716-3159 - Make Checks payable to: “Syria Shriners”

Guns & Fun
Sponsored by the straight shooters of the Syria Gun Club, this 'Saturday Afternoon Special' is one of the Syria Shriner’s most popular annual fundraising events. There’ll be plenty of fun and guns again this year under the pavilion.

Celebrate with the Shriners
The crowd will be buzzing with excitement as each number is read. Food, Beer and Refreshments are included. Bring your appetites as well!

Ticket Donation Pre-sale: $30.00 / At Gate: $35.00. Doors open at 11:00 A.M. Free parking, beautiful June weather and non-stop excitement!

Incredible Prizes
Over 100 hundred chances to win amazing prizes including cash and firearms. 1 gun will be given away every 10 minutes. Don’t miss the table raffles, gun tables and our many Units, Clubs and Caravans who are sponsoring their own prizes.

The 2019 prizes include:

12:00 $500 Cash
12:10 Ruger American 30-06
12:20 Smith & Wesson SD40VE .40 S&W
12:30 Smith & Wesson Sport II AR-15
12:40 Springfield Armory XDS 45 ACP
12:50 Kimber Micro 380 SS
1:00 $500 Cash
1:10 Mossberg 20 Gauge Youth Combo
1:20 Bersa Thunder 380 ACP
1:30 Marlin 1894 44 Magnum
1:40 Henry Golden Boy 22 Magnum
1:50 Taurus Judge 45/410
2:00 $500 Cash
2:10 Glock 42 380 ACP
2:20 Mossberg 500 410 Gauge
2:30 Thompson Center Compass 6.5 Creedmoor
2:40 Tristar 12 Gauge Over/Under
2:50 Smith & Wesson Shield 45 ACP
3:00 $500 Cash
3:10 Rock Island Armory 1911 45 ACP
3:20 Remington 870 Express 12 Gauge
3:30 Ruger LCP 380
3:40 Savage 93 17HMR Composite
3:50 Savage 93 22 Mag. Composite
4:00 $500 Cash
4:10 North American Arms Mini 22 Mag
4:20 Kimber Ultra Carry 45 ACP
4:30 Springfield XDS 40 S&W
4:40 Smith & Wesson BG380 w/ Laser
4:50 Smith & Wesson Victory 22 LR Stainless
5:00 Grand Prize - $10,000

ALL SOLD TICKETS MUST BE TURNED IN BY 12:00 P.M. JUNE 22, 2019 TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN

3 Numbers Per Ticket - 3,333 Tickets Sold.

Guns Provided By Sportsman Supply Co. 724-287-4294 - Coors Sponsored Event.

All Unsold Tickets Become the Property of Syria Shriners.

Must have Ticket to Enter Sportsman’s Bash – Winners need not be present.

FOR TICKETS CONTACT: Kenneth Stuart (412) 716-3159 - Make Checks payable to: “Syria Shriners”

Prizes void after 30 days. Not responsible for typographical errors. Continuous Raffles all day long include Table Raffles, Gun tables, 50/50, etc.

*All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and are not tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

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