Corn Belt officers

Richard Smith, Potentate-elect of Ansar Shriners, hands the Corn Belt Shrine Club gavel to Mike Titus, president, during installation ceremonies at the club’s December meeting. Shown in the photo are (left to right): Front row -- Eric Cresap, Secretary; Mike Titus, President; Richard Smith, Potentate-elect; John Nay, First Vice President; and Jason Nay, Second Vice President. Back row -- Jeff Rardin, Treasurer; Jamie Temples, Director; Tad Freezeland, Immediate Past President and Director; and Steve Ballinger, Director. Directors not present for the photo: Larry Clapp and Paul McKillip.

CHARLESTON -- Mike Titus of Charleston has been installed as 2018 president of the Corn Belt Shrine Club.

Titus and other club officers were installed into their positions by Ansar Shriners Potentate-elect Richard Smith at the club’s December 2017 meeting. Ansar Shriners, headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, chartered the club in 1953.

Serving with Titus as 2018 officers will be John Nay, First Vice President; Jason Nay, Second Vice President; Eric Cresap, Secretary; and Jeff Rardin, Treasurer. Others serving on the club’s board of directors will be Jamie Temples, Steve Ballinger, Larry Clapp, Paul McKillip and Tad Freezeland.

The club’s first major fund-raising project of 2018 will be a Harley-Davidson motorcycle raffle conducted in partnership with the Charleston Moose Lodge. The raffle drawing is scheduled for Feb. 24.

Information about Corn Belt Shrine Club and its activities is available on the club website at www.cornbeltshriners.com.

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