The Louisburg Shrine Club was organized in April, 1979, with representatives from Abdallah Shrine in Kansas City , Kansas present.  Nobles Howard Jobes, Past Potentate, Vic Freeburg, Lou Handley, Hal Weber, and Dusty Boldman helped local Nobles in organizing, electing officers and adopting by-laws.  Officers for the club were: Dale Hansen, President; George Crotchett, Vice-President; Leslie Meek, Secretary; and Larry Todd, Treasurer.


Charter members were:  Dale Hansen, George Crotchett, Wayne Criss, Chuck Andrews, Leslie Meek, Larry Todd, Frank Moody, Ray Bendorf, Bill Peters, Yale Phillips, Bob Little, Delbert Shipp, John Mowen, Earl Hornbuckle, Sterling Hornbuckle, Jim Sites, George Brown, Clarence Dellinger, Merv Laman, Howard Jobes, Dusty Boldman, Hal Weber, Vic Freeburg, Lou Handley, and Kenny Kerr.


Meets: 1st Tuesday 


President: Sy Hess

The first meeting was held at the Hickory House Bar-B-Que, 9th & Metcalf, Louisburg.  A Christmas party with the wives as guests was held at the B. J. Steakhouse in Louisburg .  A chili supper was held in Dale Hansen’s home in the late fall.  For the first full year, the officers were: George Crotchett, President; Leslie Meek, Vice-President; Frank Moody, Secretary; and Larry Todd, Treasurer.  This year the club started the annual picnic lunch following the Frontier Days parade in June.  Several other activities were started to raise money, such as dances at the American Legion Hall.  An open air dance platform was constructed at the Broken Spoke Ranch which is being used for many other activities such as hay rides, club meetings, parties, auctions, etc.  All are under the direction of Bill and Marty Peters.  The money goes to support the Shrine Childrens’ Hospitals.

Past presidents of the club are:  Dale Hansen, 1979; George Crotchett, 1980; Clarence Hess, 1981; Yale Phillips, 1982; Wayne Criss, 1983; Norman Ambrose, 1984; Bill Peters, 1985; and Keith Virgin, 1986.


In 1983, the ladies organized an auxiliary known as Ladies of Louisburg Shrine Club.  They help in many of the men’s projects, have some fund-raising projects of their own, and enjoy the social get-togethers.


If you have any questions feel free to call Abdallah Shrine office, (913) 362-5300, or the representative listed in Abdallah Shrine’s monthly newsletter, “The Playground”