Groups and Clubs
Humidor Hounds & Foxes
Unit Meetings: 3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 at Midian Shrine Oasis
Purpose of Unit:
Promote Fellowship among the Nobility & Their Ladies (Foxes)
Support the Fraternal Shrine and Plane of Mercy
What We Do: Smoke Cigars & Pipes and drink our favorite beverage, while planning events to raise funds to support the Fraternal Shrine and the Plane of Mercy.
How to Join: Ask for a membership application from any Humidor Hounds & Foxes member or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The prospect must attend one meeting of the Unit within a 90 days period, prior to the vote on his application for membership. Unit dress recommend, but not required - Humidor Hounds & Foxes Logo Dress Shirt.
What is the Cost: There is a $20.00 Initiation Fee, $20.00 Annual Dues Cost, due in December. If you join in the last quarter of the year, your dues are waived for the following year.
Humidor Hounds & Foxes History
Our original by-laws were approved by Illustrious Sir Norm Conley (Potentate) on June 26, 2019. We are part of the 16 Cigar Unit in the country as of this date. We had 50 plus Members and their Foxes Join the first year and growing monthly. Established a Facebook Page on May 25th, 2019 to support Communication and Fellowship within the Unit (Private Group). Our first charter was to correct the ventilation in the Oasis to remove smoke quickly to allow non-smokers & smoker to enjoy the Oasis in comfort; this charter was complete Nov. 15th, 2019 with the Devan’s assistance. We will always have an ongoing raffle to raise funds to support our Annual Cigar Events and other evets, which raise funds to support the Fraternal Shrine and the Plane of Mercy. The Humidor Hounds & Foxes shall enter Christmas tree in the Fez-Tival of Trees annual. Our first Annual Cigar Events was held Oct. 30th, 2020. Future Raffles and Cigar Events are always in the planning stage and will be announced.
1st Monday of the month
What We Do:
We are the loudest, funniest, wettest, parade unit at Midian Shrine.
The Keystone Kops strongly support one another inside & outside the shrine.
We believe in having fun while supporting the Fraternal Shrine, Plane of Mercy, & Shriners Hospitals for Children.
How to Join:
You had to jump through some hoops to become a Mason, a few hurdles to join the
Fraternal Shrine. There are several steps to joining the Keystone Kops.
Show up at our monthly meeting & declare you would like to join. (fill out a little paperwork)
Attend two monthly meetings within a 60-day period.
Attend one social event where wives are included.
Participate in three parades.
We want the prospect to understand that getting ready for a parade takes a little work & you are willing to help.
All that needs completed before voting on your membership
$50 initiation fee, $100 yearly dues,
A Keystone Kop is required to get the required unit dress, & competition uniforms. This cost $500+ You have one year from joining the Keystone Kops to get the required clothing.
The first Keystone Kop meeting was held on January 29, 1975 at the Midian Temple at 7:30PM
The original By-laws were approved by Potentate Robert I. Cory on February 25, 1975.
However, they were not signed until July 15, 1975. The Potentate & Divan wanted to make sure the Keystone Kop were not a Clown unit as Midian Shrine already had one.
September 1975 the Kops had their first C.S.S.A. in Wichita.
The first Paddy Wagon was a 1941 Chevy Military ambulance.
The second Paddy Wagon was a 1943 International Fire Truck.
Current Paddy Wagon is a 1995 Pierce pumper truck.