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Reacher elected new recorder for Sudan Temple

By Staff Reports
Published in News on February 5, 2014 1:46 PM

Goldsboro resident George Raecher was elected as the new recorder for the Sudan Temple at the Sudan Winter Ceremonial on Jan. 25 in New Bern.

He is only the 11th Shriner to hold this position in the 98-year history of the Sudan. Recorder is the title given to the Noble who serves as the operations officer for the Temple and is a member of the seven person board of directors.

He will remain, for the interim, as the director of public relations and the editor for the Red Fez.

Raecher is married to the former Janice "Jan" Moore of Seven Springs. They have three married daughters and six grandchildren.

Raecher retired in September 2013 after 46 years of working in law enforcement including 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and 20 with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office where he retired as the chief of investigations.

After retiring from the Sheriff's Office he worked for six more years as the chief law enforcement officer for the Wayne County ABC Board.

Sudan is the fifth largest of the 195 Shrine Temples in Shriners International. Temples are located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Germany, and Puerto Rico.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a unique health care system consisting of 23 hospital and care facilities dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and teaching programs for medical professionals.

Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family centered environment, regardless of the patient's ability to pay.

Sudan Shriners are currently sponsoring 550 children in eastern North Carolina. Most are treated for orthopedic issues in the Greenville, S.C. Shriners Hospital for Children. However, some of the Sudan patients are being treated for burns at the Cincinnati hospital, spinal cord injuries in Philadelphia, Pa, brittle bone disease in Montreal Canada, and in Houston Texas for pectus excavation or caved in chest.

More than $140,000 has been spent by Sudan in transportation of patients and families to the Shriners hospitals. In 2013, the Sudan Roadrunners, (Shriners who drive the vans to the hospitals) drove more than 180,000 miles transporting our patients for treatment.

For more about Shriners Hospitals for Children go to shrinershospitalsforchildren.org, or beashrinernow.com. Or use Google to search for "Love to the Rescue".

Anyone who knows of a child the Shriners can help should call 864-271-3444 or 866-459-0013.