Fezcast: Resources for Shriners to Share

Introducing Sydney and Seth
2021 – 2022 National Patient Ambassadors

Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children selects National Patient Ambassadors to represent the health care system’s patients. The ambassadors spend the year sharing their stories of perseverance in the face of adversity and the ways Shriners Hospitals has made a dramatic difference in their lives.
This year, new National Patient Ambassadors Seth and Sydney will be joined by Connor and Mia, who are continuing their National Patient Ambassador journey after a year interrupted by the pandemic. We are honored to have these four impressive young people advocating for our health care system.


Reaching New Heights: The Stories of Sydney and Seth.



Your Imperial Potentate William S. “Bill” Bailey

William S. “Bill” Bailey of Orak Shriners was elected Imperial Potentate at the 2021 Imperial Session in Houston, Texas. Imperial Sir Bailey and his his father, Robert B. Bailey, 33, Past Imperial Potentate of Shriners International in 1995-1996, are only the second father and son to serve as Imperial Potentates of Shriners International. Bill Bailey and his wife, Debby, have been happily married for 44 years and are extremely proud to have two sons, Rob Bailey and Ross Bailey, to follow the family tradition of becoming Shriners.


Imperial Sir Bill Bailey’s Story

Bill Who?



First Lady Debby Bailey Transforming Lives

First Lady Debby Bailey’s Transforming Lives fundraising program shines a light on the amazing contributions Shriners Hospitals for Children brings to the field of scoliosis care and supports these efforts. Scoliosis is an extremely common condition that, if left untreated, can have debilitating impacts on a child’s life. Donors who would like to support the program may purchase a beautiful locket that has the word “LOVE” spelled in Braille inside, a bracelet bead, necktie, socks or holiday ornament. Click here to order.

Click here to download a one sheet about First Lady Debby Bailey.


Women & Philanthropy

We encourage Nobles to share information about the Women & Philanthropy program with the women in their lives. Women & Philanthropy empowers all women, diverse in age, interests and backgrounds, to take action and make a positive impact. Members recognize that their gifts go further and have a greater influence when they give together. The support of our members helps Shriners Hospitals for Children change lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care. Click here for more information or to join.


Transforming Lives: First Lady Debby Bailey

2021 Women & Philanthropy: First Lady Debby Bailey



2020-2021 Year in Review

The Annual Report is a substantial and comprehensive review of the events of the concluding Imperial year. The book is a major project that creatively highlights the important activities and successes for both the philanthropy and fraternity.

Other 2021 Imperial Session Highlights

The motto for the 2021 Imperial Session was “Havin’ Fun in ’21,” and fun and fellowship were definitely a huge part of the event, held in Houston, Texas, July 4-8. Nobles, Ladies and families enjoyed the parade, block party, unit competitions, Bellamy Brothers concert and all the other festivities that go along with Imperial Session. We would like to take a moment to recognize just some of the people that were acknowledged during the week.

  • Winners of the 2021 Imperial Session Cornhole Tournament – Nobles Tom Doyle and his son Noble Rob Doyle, Naja Shriners
  • Winners of the Home Brewing Contest Announced
  • Winners of the Fun and Fellowship Competition received bobblehead dolls made in the likeness of Imperial Sir Jim Smith. Congratulations to Scott Gates, Sharon Shriners; Gary Tristram, Tunis Shriners; and Marty Alexander, Aloha Shriners
  • 2020 Imperial Potentate’s Award of Merit, presented by Imperial Sir Jeff Sowder
    – Gardner D. Burton, Scimitar Shriners
    – Ronald L. Capps, Midian Shriners
    – Mike Clevenger, Aladdin Shriners
    – Wayne J. Lachut (posthumously), Ismailia Shriners and Janet Lachut
    – Janet is the first woman to ever receive this prestigious award.
    – Pat Roberts, Naja Shriners
  • 2021 Imperial Potentate’s Award of Merit, presented by Imperial Sir Jim Smith
    – H. Ron Baas, Shaddai Shriners
    – Larry L. Chapel, Mizpah Shriners
    – Donald Leo Thomson, Khartum Shriners
    – Larry Tipton, Al Bedoo Shriners

Thank you to all who visited the staff of Shriners International Headquarters in the Shriners Zone! We enjoyed meeting everyone and look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis in 2022.