Local resident elected Zor presidentLarry J. Riemenschneider, a resident of Amery, has been elected as president for Zor Shriners at the fraternal organization’s annual meeting held Jan. 14 in Madison.
Larry J. Riemenschneider, a resident of Amery, has been elected as president for Zor Shriners at the fraternal organization’s annual meeting held Jan. 14 in Madison.
Riemenschneider will serve as president in 2012 for the fraternal organization headquartered in Madison that has more than 1,700 members in 22 Shrine Clubs and 28 Shrine Parade Units in central and western Wisconsin.
Elected with Riemenschneider as Zor Shriners officers for 2012 were: Bob Gorsuch, Fitchburg, vice president; Larry Hanson, Albany, board member; Monte Steiber, Prairie du Chien, board member; Bob Giesler, Cashton, board member; Dale Anderson, Evansville, treasurer; James Stelsel, Madison, recorder.
In his first official act following his installation, the new president appointed six prominent Wisconsin Shriners to additional posts on the governing board. Appointed were Dave Bomkamp, Columbus; Chuck Miller, Milladore; Gary Cuskey, Spooner; Robert Hering, Roberts; Miles Bradley, Edgerton; Karl Gant, Blanchardville.
Zor, one of three Shrine offices located in the state of Wisconsin (Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay), is part of a fraternal organization, Shriners International, that supports the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. All care and services are provided regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Shriners International founded and continues to support Shriners Hospitals for Children as its official philanthropy.