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The Alzafar Achbar is the Official Membership Newsletter of Alzafar Shriners: It is published monthly by Alzafar Shriners Stated Meeting ………………………….. 2nd. Thursday Monthly Chartered ………………………………………………… July 13, 1916 PHONE: 210-496-1625 San Antonio Shrine Auditorium: 901 N. Loop 1604 West San Antonio, Texas 78232: Alzafar Shriners E-mail: Official Website: 2018 ELECTIVE DIVAN Potentate …………………………………………………….Jason Triggs Chief Rabban ………………………………………………..Eric DeWalt Assistant Raddan ………………………………………Marty Bartlett High Priest & Prophet ………………………….Travis Elmendorf Oriental Guide …………………………………………Robert Norman Treasurer ………………………………………………………….Ron Trine Recorder ……………………………………………….Thomas Leverett 2018 APPOINTIVE DIVAN 1st Ceremonial Master ………………….Edward C. Rodriguez 2nd Ceremonial Master …………………………..James C. Hoyo Director ……………………………………………………Walter Koehler Marshall ……………………………………………………Thomas Martin Captain of the Guard ………………………………Ralph Flanigan Outer Guard ……………………………………………….David Hadley Chaplain ……………………………….P.P. Gregorio “G.I.” Flores 2018 IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Potentate …………………………………………………….Jason Triggs Chief Rabban ………………………………………………..Eric DeWalt P.P. Reese L. Harrison, Jr. ………Emeritus Representative P.P. Robert “Bob” Jett …………….Emeritus Representative Daniel M. Hutchison III …………..Emeritus Representative P.P. Robert “Bobby” Hunt P.P. Stuart H. “Stu” Simms 2018 FINANCE COMMITTEE Potentate …………………………………………………….Jason Triggs Chief Rabban ………………………………………………..Eric DeWalt Assistant Rabban ………………………………………Marty Bartlett Kyle Jackson ……………………………………………………….4 Years Richard Reyes III …………………………………………………3 Years Charles Davenport ………………………………………………2 Years Gary Bausell ………………………………………………………….1 Year ALZAFAR SHRINE PHOTOGRAPHER ………….Art Loera STATED MEETING The Stated Meeting of the Alzafar Shriners will be held on April 12th 2018 at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 West San Antonio, Texas 78232. Dinner is at 6:00pm on a first come first served basis. The purpose of the Stated Meeting is to receive and ballot on petitions, to receive committee reports, to discuss and take possible action on agenda matters and any such other business, as might come before it. YOUR 2018 DUES CARD WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ADMITTANCE TO STATED MEETINGS. BE SURE TO BRING THESE THREE THINGS:   

Your fez on your head Your dues card in your pocket The spirit of fun and good fellowship in your heart

Potentate Recorder

ILLUSTRIOUS SIR JASON R. TRIGGS POTENTATE OF ALZAFAR SHRINERS WOW, what a month! Our High Priest & Prophet and his Lady hosted a fantastic brunch for our Masonic Youth and the Grand Master of Texas Masons, our Assistant Rabban and his Lady led the charge of Alzafar Shriners taking over all the IHOP’s in the area during National Pancake Day, our Oriental Guide and his Lady hosted hundreds of people and brought smiles and laughter to all the children during the annual children’s Easter party, and our NEMNUF and Shotgun units simply crushed the opposition and brought home a boat load of trophies during their midwinter competitions. Proof once again that Alzafar Shrine is the best around. I’m looking forward to the success stories to continue as we travel to Tyler Texas for this year’s Texas Shrine Association ceremonial and competitions. All will be held June 6th – 9th. Registration forms are now available through the shrine office or your unit officers. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you there as we once again show everyone “ALZAFAR ROCKS!” and bring home more hardware for the trophy case. There has been an upswing in the number of emergency transportations to our hospitals recently. Though these are tough situations for the families involved, through your efforts, lives are being saved. The fundraising for the transportation fund, coordination of medical transports to the hospitals, communications with the doctors, visits with the patients during recovery, all critical to our overall mission. It’s such a great feeling being part of an organization whose main purpose is restoring childhoods and saving the lives of children. "Together we can...Together we WILL!"



Eric A. DeWalt

Marty Bartlett


What a great time we had at all of the IHOPs as we raised money for our hospitals! Lots of pancakes were eaten, we appeared on a number of different TV stations, our clowns entertained a number of kids, and we all got to meet many new people and spread the word about Shriners. Not only was it a great fundraising event, but it was also a great PR event of who Shriners are and what we do. The IHOP folks are still counting the money, but it looks like we will have made over $30,000 that day for our hospitals and transportation funds! Thanks goes out to the Divan, their Ladies and Nemnufs for travelling around to many IHOPS and a special thanks to Jerry King and Garrett Ethridge for being the drivers that day.

I love a Parade. A Parade defined, is a large public procession, usually including a marching band and often of a festive nature, held in honor of an anniversary, person, event, etc. Shrine life is a parade. We, as a Shrine family, hold ourselves out everyday in the public eye; always in a festive nature bringing awareness to the public about the children we assist at our hospitals all the while having fun. I want to wish everyone VIVA FIESTA!!! Mark your calendars for April 28th for we will be the main attraction at the San Antonio Fiesta Flambeau Parade. Our O.G. and his Lady, had one great Easter Party for the kids. Great job Sir. Now, “Go get your shine box.” Now, onto our fraternal fundraiser of the year. A little thing we like to call CIRCUS. Let’s hear it, CIRCUS, CIRCUS, CIRCUS!!! Three big words to remember. I have been visiting the Units and Clubs asking for your support on Ad sales and bicycle donations for the kids. Remember, that this is a great way to make some money for the Temple, your unit and/or your club. All in all, this has been a great year so far and I must reiterate what I heard a while back. “Love one another.” Simple but so true. As we parade on down the road, remember that we are FAMILY. Family sticks together through thick and thin. There is nothing we cannot accomplish together. One man can make a difference, but one man cannot do it alone. LUM

Our next major shrine-wide event is our Charitable Hospital Golf Tournament on May 4th at Brackenridge Golf Course. The tournament will include lunch, dinner, drinks throughout the day, some amazing prizes, a chance to shoot a golf ball out of a cannon and a chance to win a very large cash prize for a hole in one. I have seen some of the silent auction items coming in and the list already is starting to look impressive. You will also not want to miss the dinner and party that night. Please let me know if you can put a team of 4 together or call the office directly to register your team. If you are not a golfer, you can help us by locating silent auction items or finding hole or other sponsors. All donations are tax deductible, so we can all go out there and collect some donations. Yes, it will be one heck of a fun party that day, but we also plan to raise a lot of money for our hospitals. Please plan to be a part of it.



Robert Norman II

Ron Trine

We started March the way we ended February, with a BANG!!! Our High Priest and Prophet Travis and his Lady Brenda did an outstanding job with the Masonic Day March 3rd. The morning started off downtown with a wreath presentation at the Alamo, then with the DeMolay Brunch held at Alzafar. At the completion of the brunch, the Grand Masters conference was held. There were almost 300 registered Masons from all across Texas within the walls of our Shrine Center. What an event. Again, Congrats to Travis and his Lady Brenda!!!

A little change this month from my normal hum-drum report. Did you know- Mexico City Shrine Hospital for Children. As a proud member of the Board of Governors, I wanted to give you a few statistics.  We have provided Quality Health care to Children since 1945.  Current Hospital built in 2006 and is state of the art.  We provide training in orthopedics to other Shrine Hospitals, as well as worldwide.  We have over 75 highly qualified health care specialists.  4 operating rooms.  Full state of the art Xray, MRI, 3D imaging and a Gait lab.  Over site responsibility for 3 Telehealth clinics.  We see over 65,000 patients per year.  Preform over 6,000 surgeries annually.  Perform over 40% of the entire SHC orthopedic surgeries On a special note, we do all we do, on little or few donations. I could go on forever about our Hospital, but hope these stats spark your interest. More to come, over the next many months.

Lady Tiffany and I attended the Oriental Guide Seminar training in Tampa, Florida early last month and what a time that was. The information we received and the leadership we saw from our Imperial Officers was top notch. Our Imperial counterparts, Imperial Oriental Guide, Bill Bailey and his Lady Debbie were two outstanding individuals. We look forward to serving alongside them. We were amongst the future leaders of Shrine Centers all across the globe and that too was quite an experience. One that we will never forget. We would like to thank the Nobility, Ladies, Units and Clubs who helped, volunteered, donated or attended the Children’s Easter Party. Although this party was coordinated or planned by a couple of the people there was no way it could have been pulled off without the help of the Units and Clubs that came forward with helping hands. We are humbled in the fact that so many individuals were willing to jump in and help pull this party off. It truly is amazing how smooth things go when we work together as one. It appeared the children had a great time and at the end of the day that is the only thing that matters. This event was for them and with that we are grateful. To end the month our Illustrious Potentate Jason Triggs held his second Officers Call. That meeting was well attended by the Unit and Club leaders across Alzafar. What a way to get the word out on what is going on with the units and clubs throughout our great organization. Like many of you we are looking forward to see what April brings our way!!!!

Last month we talked about a few special projects we wanted to implement in the office. All are in various stages of implementation to improve efficiency and move into new technology. Our goal is to work smarter, not harder. We also have many projects inside of our approved capital budget, which are currently in the bidding process. Please continue to support your local Blue Lodges, each other, our Hospitals and your 2018 Divan as we proceed through another exciting and challenging year for Alzafar. A wise man once said, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it”. Benjamin Franklin



By: Rick "Tater" Reyes

By: Miguel A. Inclan, Jr.

Hello from the Antique Carriage Club. It’s been a month since our last communication and our unit is gearing up for another great year at the Car Show. Don’t forget to mark it down on your calendars. The Car Show will take place on Saturday, May 19th with registration beginning at 8am. If you would like to pre-register, you can do so by printing a form off of our car show web page at filling it out and submitting as an attachment to the email address located on the page. Please note that registration payment will need to be made either by calling in your card to the front office, mailing in a check to the Shrine with your registration, or in person, with cash, check, or card the day of the event.

The Boerne Shrine Club had a great showing at our IHOP at The Rim during National Pancake Day and we would like to thank everyone who worked at this event in each of the different locations. It was great to see Shriners working together as always to make a difference in the lives of children we may never meet.

In addition to participating, we are also looking for any and all sponsorships for the show. The stated sponsorships are $100, $500, and $1,000. Take a look at our web page to see what comes with each sponsorship level. If you have a business or person in mind that would be willing to donate, please feel free to print off a sponsorship form from the site and have them fill out the form. They can pay by card through the Shrine office or with cash or check. We would appreciate any help you’d be willing to give. As for the unit’s current happenings, most recently we were well represented in the Laredo Parade. In attendance for the unit was Bob Tucker in his Corvette, George Wilson in his Model T, Rick Reyes in his Jeep, Eddie Herman in his Mercedes, and James Hoyo in his Cadillac. We showed up in style and received numerous comments on how well we all looked cruising down the street. As a reminder to all those interested in joining our unit, you need not own an antique car to be a member. We accept any and all motorheads, car enthusiast, or anyone wishing to just hang out and talk shop. As a reminder, our unit meetings are every 3rd Tuesday at the Shrine and we encourage any and every one to come on out for the fun. We look forward to seeing you there. Until next time…

Our next two upcoming fundraisers are the Street Collection to be held on April 21st in different intersections around the city of Boerne and also our Gospel-Bluegrass Concert to be held in May. Those are some of the largest fundraisers for the Hospitals that we organize and we request your support to make both a success. Our April meeting will be on April 18th at a place to be determined. Come on over and see what we are up to and help us grow the Shrine presence in Kendall County.



By: Tony Calderon

By: Tom Gilbert

Hello Nobles. Get ready to start your engines! As we continue to ride for the Shrine, we are constantly working on our craft. We are looking forward to the Strawberry Festival followed by the Fiesta Flambeau Parade to spend time with our family and brothers alike. Before those parades are in the books, we had to take part in the Easter Party held at the Shrine. Having a kart available for all nobles to ride allowed us to give them a taste of what we do every parade.

The Canyon Lake Shrine Club met on February 12, 2018. President, David Mulholland welcomed everyone. The invocation was said by Chaplain, Ron Roberts. The members said the Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag and Honors to the Texas flag.

We will be holding kart workshops throughout the year to sharpen our skills and keep every kart on the road. So if you are looking for speed, excitement along with family fun, come meet with us every 2nd Wednesday of the month starting with quick social at 6:30 pm followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm room 5. We’ll save a seat for you.

David Mulholland reminded everyone that the Canyon Lake Shrine Club will participate in the Shriner collection day at the IHOP in New Braunfels at 9 am on February 27th. Shriners are asked to wear their fez. David also reported that the Alzafar Gala will be October 6th. Our guest speaker was Lisa Court. She gave an informative presentation about the Galveston Burn Center. The hospital does stabilization and infection control, wound cleaning and skin grafting. They do rehab and wellness, scar management. They also provide teachers for the patients so that when they are ready to go home they will not not be behind in their studies. They manage pain with fewer drugs. All were very attentive to the presentation. Please join us on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Canyon Lake Golf Club, 405 Watts Lane, Canyon Lake. For more information, call President, David Mulholland at 830-964-5487 or Secretary, Tom Gilbert at 830-899-4839.



By: Jim Bobbitt

By: Rich Orr

Members of the Hill Country Shrine Club presented a check for $3,000 to the Potentate for the Hospital Transportation Fund at the February Stated Meeting. Members of the club provided coverage of the IHOP Day from 7am to 7pm. There were good crowds throughout the day and early evening. We have scheduled a concert by the Marksmen on May 24th at the Calioux Theater in Kerrville. In the past, the Marksmen concert has been a very good fund raiser for the transportation fund.

We’d like ta thank all those who attended r Sadie Hawkins Dance. As usual it was a success, an we appreciate everone who attended. We crowned a new “Possum Queen”, Marina Raymond, an we also had a new cuz’n volunteer ta run fer thet coveted title fer next year, cuz’n Lori Propst. So if’n y’all see Lori comin with raffles r whatever, pleze hep her out.

We invite any Nobles in the area to join us for our monthly meeting on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 am. We meet at the Inn of the Hills, 1001 Junction Highway, Kerrville, Texas 78028. Any further information please contact President Jim Bobbitt at 830-895-3615.

We’d also like ta thank tha two Hillbilly guys who made it ta tha Stone Oak IHOP. A lot of people got their fill of pancakes an I’m sure tha Shriners did very well with their donations. Pleze keep r cuz’n Charley Davenport an family in yer thoughts an prayers, as he continues ta fight ta git better. We’d also like ya ta keep Cuz’n Betty Puckett in yer thoughts an prayers, as she is dealing with tha loss of her husband cuz’n Russell. We hope ever one else is n good health, or gittin back ta good health. We’uns hope ta see y’all at r next meetin on April 8, 2018.



By: Al Aranda

By: Roger Hopkins

We started the year with a loud bang in Laredo. We had a large crowd. We took over the Family Garden and as always the girls really had a good time shopping and playing a whole lot of games.

The February meeting of the Hospital Corps took place on the evening of the 20th. It was opened by our Commander; Noble Gordon McKinnie and a benediction was provided by our Chaplain Noble Ed Tuma. We were visited by our Chief Rabban, Noble Eric DeWalt, who provided us with an update on the Circus and solicited support for the changes that will occur for 2018. We accepted a new member of the Corps, Noble Jerry Hopkins and reviewed the parade in Laredo and we reviewed the parade schedule for the remainder of the year. Commander McKinnie then described a new initiative to provide referral information to school nurses from the NEISD. Lastly, a contribution of $457.00 was made in the name of Noble John Morris, Jr.

Need to thank all the Nobles that supported the club at IHOP Day and the lineup for the Grand Masters address and the De Molay’s Brunch. We had a good show of Nobles and family at our monthly luncheon and nobody went home hungry as it was pretty good. We also need to thank the lineup that supported the club at the Stated Meeting and the Easter Egg Hunt. All members need to start planning for our Fiesta gathering at our house, room 12, on April 21st. I know everybody will enjoy themselves, playing games and having a big spread, lots of Kool-aid. So everybody hang loose and wait for somebody to call us with all the details. While we are in the planning stage, everybody needs to get ready to support the club in Sept., as we are planning a shrine Tober-fest. We are going to need the help from all the members of the club. We already have a committee and we’ll be getting instructions as to what each of us is going to be asked to do. It can be done, but everybody needs to participate, so let’s do it. May the Great Architect put his arms around all of us and keep us healthy and safe.

The meeting was adjourned following a prayer and we will see each other again on the 20th of March.



By: Alfred T. Rapoza

By: Alfred T. Rapoza

The Alzafar Legion of Honor attended the annual Mid Winter Conference held March 1st & 2nd in Fredericksburg. Representing Alzafar were Commander Art Canizales, 1st LT Cmdr. Al Rapoza, and Board Executive James Farless. We will be forming a Unit Drill team with a special uniform that will be presented at our next meeting.

Our membership for 2018 is off to a good start. We initiated four Nobles last month. Then at the Grand Master's Conference held March 3rd, Art Canizales and I were able to recruit two more candidates. I urge all Shriners to step up your social presence. In addition to recruiting and interacting with new candidates, you can post snippets about good things happening to and for Alzafar Shrine. Encourage current Shriners to participate by initiating conversations about what Shriners believe and do.

Al Rapoza (yours truly) was elected 3rd LT. CMDR for TALOH (Texas Association Legion of Honor). I was told this is the first time an Alzafar Noble has been elected to a position with TALOH. Come out and join us. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM room 4 at Alzafar.

PROVOST GUARD By: Michael Raymond By the time you read this article, the TSPGA MidWinter shooting competition would be completed. It was scheduled for March 23rd-24th and Alzafar Provost Guard will be well represented. Results from the competition to follow in next months' Achbar. Our March 7th Provost Guard Unit meeting was exceptionally well attended and we were pleased to see our Potentate Jason Triggs stop by to say hello to all in attendance. Special thanks to our Unit Marshal, Tom Martin, for giving our regular cook the always exceptional, David Hadley, time off meal duties by providing a delicious dish of Corned Beef and Cabbage which paid homage to his heritage and St. Patrick's Day. Again, we are happy to welcome anyone interested in searching for a inclusive and vibrant unit to attend with your special Lady. We meet the first Wednesday of the month, social time at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm and meeting at 7:00 pm. Hope to see you there.

Your social media channels can serve as a great place to showcase our accomplishments. Get involved and let’s continue to grow.

NEKODAH TEMPLE NO. 44 DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE By: Princess Rita Young Our new year has begun. We are thankful to Junior Past Queen Shelia Boudreau for all her time and dedication in the past year. Congratulations to Queen Carol Carpenter and the elected and appointed officers installed on April 8th. This is going to be a great year. The sewing room is diligently working every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 10:00 am in the parlors to create hand-made items for the children in the hospitals. We invite all Nekodah members to come out and help, even if you do not know how to sew, there is something for everyone to do. If you have any questions, contact Pr. Marti Amos. April 17th is the birthday luncheon in the dining room at 11:00am, come and enjoy the celebration, for tickets ($10.00) contact PQ Peggy Songer. We are working on scheduling the first Ceremonial of this new Nile year. Once the details are finalized, they will be shared via the Nekodah emails. If you or someone you know would like to become a member of Daughters of the Nile, Nekodah Temple No. 44, please contact any of our members or email us at


NEMNUF By: Rick “Tater” Reyes Well, another month goes down in the books for the NEMNUF unit and boy we had some fun. First, we went down to Laredo in force and had a blast meandering the streets of Laredo. In costume was Garrett “Popp-E” Ethridge, Carlos “B-Cuz” Stanigar, Viviano “Buttons” Pena, Paul “Wrong Way” Dawson, and Darryl “Doc” Sneary. Great job to those clowns who made an effort to show up for such an awesome parade. Since our last communication, our unit has just returned from the Texas Shrine Clown Association Mid-Winter competition and business meeting. Our very own Bobby “Ice Bucket” Miller was reelected Parliamentarian for the association and his son Josh “Rufus” Miller was reelected as assemblyman. A very big shout out to them and all their efforts for both our shrine and the state association. Alzafar cleaned up in all categories while in Galveston at Mid-Winter. In the White face competition, we had a clean sweep of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with Josh “Rufus” Miller taking third, Jon “Auzzie” Strandlie taking Second, and Rick “Tater” Reyes taking first. In novice, Viviano “Buttons” Pena took 1st. In Auguste we had Bobby “Ice Bucket” Miller placing third. For Tramp, Steve “Boinky” Starr took 1st and for seniors, Pat “PeeTee” Turner took 1st with Paul “Wrong Way” Dawson finishing in 4th. For the 1-man skit competition Viviano “Buttons” Pena took 3rd and Rick “Tater” Reyes finished in 2nd. In the 2-man skit, it was yet again, another clean sweep by Alzafar with Paul “Wrong Way” Dawson and Viviano “Buttons” Pena in 3rd, Rick “Tater” Reyes and Viviano “Buttons” Pena in 2nd and, Jon “Auzzie” Strandlie and Rick “Tater” Reyes finishing in 1 st. Finally, our very own Pat “PeeTee” Turner received the Unsung Hero Award for his contributions to the organization over the years. Great job to everyone. We are looking forward to the end of March and into April as we prepare for the Shrine Easter party, the Poteet Strawberry Festival Parade, and finishing with the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. For those units who would like a clown to show up for any event, please reach out to the unit 2nd Vice President, Garrett “Popp-E” Ethridge with your request and I’m sure he’ll make it happen.

Greetings all. As I sit here with two shirts on, plus a sweater, thinking about the largest heat bill I've had for this house since we moved here 35 years ago. I've been told by numerous scientists, plus the Weather Channel and the National Geographic Channel, and the History Channel, add nausea, that we are living thru global warming. Of course as we grow older, we chill easier. Look at any TV advertisement for seniors and you will see 95% are wearing sweaters or vest sweaters. That kind of global warming I personally can attest. How much global warming is caused by homo sapiens? That is still to be determined. Meanwhile, we buy more fuel efficient cars, turn down the thermostat and sudder on. We lost another long time Red Roadster member, and in fact, practically his whole family. Noble Irvin "Bud" Martin, laid down his working tools only one day after burying his Lady Eileen. This occurred only weeks after losing his son. Bud wrote this column for a few years as well as for the Antique Carriage. He loved his Baylor Bears, his Mustang, his Little Red Roadster and his family. Not necessarily in that order. The Martins will be greatly missed. Our Noble President Andy Perez, has been pulling double duty lately functioning as President as well as Captain pro tem. He led the unit in the George Washington's Birthday Celebration parade in Laredo. The weather was perfect! The crowd was large as always, but maybe just a little smaller than some years. They love us there. Samual Coleridge tells us that a friendship is like a tree that shelters us.



By: Dave Browne

By: Roger Hopkins

The February rally was held at the Island RV Resort in Galveston.

On March 1st, the Alzafar Seniors met in the Parlors with 27 members and guests in attendance. The meeting was opened by our new President, Noble Earl “Tex” Phillips, followed by an invocation from our Chaplain, Noble Donald Garrido, PP. We then rendered honors to the America and Texas flags. We discussed those in sickness/distress and recognized our Past Potentate, sitting and Past Masters and members of our numerous affiliated groups. We then enjoyed a great lunch of BBQ brisket from Bill Millers arranged for by Noble Bill Boone. After a Treasurer’s report that we are still solvent and a Secretary’s report we went into our business meeting. There was much discussion about what to do regarding our meals in the future. It was decided that next month Dan and Mrs. Coburn would bring BBQ chicken from New Braunfels and in May we would try yet another provider. Before closing, our President thanked Bonny Hopkins and Betty Saunders for desserts and asked for volunteers for April. A final benediction was given by our Chaplain and everyone departed into a beautiful, sunny, day. We look forward to seeing many of you at our next meeting scheduled to take place in the Parlors on April 5th. Until then, we hope that each of you avoid the flu and have enjoyed the many functions planned for the Shrine.

This was the first time we rallied at this park, so everyone tried to find a way to get there without going through Houston. There were several routes and amazingly we all arrived safely. We had a very good turnout for this rally with 18 rigs. The park held a shrimp boil for the group on Saturday with corn and potatoes along with sausage. We took advantage of the opportunity to tour the burn hospital. About 30 of us took the tour in two groups. The docent that led the tour was very helpful in explaining the workings of the hospital, and we were all moved and thankful the Shrine can support such a worthy cause. Some took advantage of the places to visit. You can tour a WW2 submarine along with a light destroyer at the Sea Wolf Park. They also have a jack up off shore oil drilling rig you can tour and learn about the history of the off shore oil business. I recommend this tour as it is fascinating to see the way the industry has improved. The March rally is going to be held in Niederwald at the Longhorn RV Resort March 22nd – 25th. We have been there once before and are looking forward to staying in a great park. The April rally will be held at the South Llano River RV Resort in Junction. This will be a new park for our club. If you have a RV and want to have a lot of fun in a relaxed atmosphere with Brother Nobles and their Ladies, come out and rally with us. I know you will have a great time. Call Wagon Master Jim Miller (210-415-4358) or assistant Wagon Master Dave Brewton (210-643-0314) for information about the next rally. You can always call me at 210-679-7356.

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3RD Tuesday Each Thursday 2nd Wednesday 2nd Thursday Memorial Day

July 4 & Labor Day

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7:30pm Room 12 7:00pm Room 6 Wed. Before Stated 7:00pm Pavilion 4th Monday 7:00pm Room 11 4th Thursday 7:00pm Room 4 2nd Tuesday 7:30pm Room 10 3rd Monday 7:00pm Room 5 2nd Monday 7:30pm Room 11 Each Wednesday 7:00pm Room 8 4th Monday 7:00pm Room 6 1st Wednesday 7:00pm Provost Gd. 1st Tuesday 7:00pm Room 10 1st Sunday 11:00am Dining Room 1st Wednesday 6:00pm RoustaboutRm 4th Weekend As Designated 1st Thursday 12:00pm Parlors 2nd Monday 7:00pm Directors Rm. 1st Monday 7:00pm Parlors 1st Wednesday 7:00pm as desig.


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2nd Sun. Feb.,Apr. 5:00pm Roustabout Rm. June, Aug.,Oct.Dec.


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Frank R. Newton, SR.* Ted Millburn* J. A. Patterson* Henry Rabe* Robert Burne* Sylvan Lang* Robert S. Michael* Nathan K. Tracy* H. W. Weber* Herman Horner* Charles D. Hall* S. X. Callahan* John Lomax* Henry A. Hirschberg* A. J. McKenzie* Louis P. Hartung* Anton N. Moursund* G. G. Grebenheimer* Porter Loring* P. D. Mathis* Geo. F. Dullnig* Willard E. Simpson* C. Baumberger, Jr.* William Eifler* William H. Wallace* Daniel O’Connell* O. J. Solcher* Rennie Wright* Albert A. Green* W. D. Turbeville* Ted E. Poppe* Alfred W. Harlos* Sam A. Chapman* Richard Adams* Roy Akers* Glen K. Schuepbach* W. C. “Pat” Welch* Elliot J. Bilhartz* Ray H. Trimmier* T. M. McCormick* H. S. Norman* W. B. Jack Ball* Floyd J. Griffin* Henry W. Eitt* Harvey McDonald* L. L. Woodman* George W. Henry* Barney Norris* Jack B. Lee* Robert B. O’Connor E. Jeff Ashcraft, Jr.*

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D. Neal Talley* Wm. H. Ferguson* Keith Gerstner* Jack W. Cones, Jr.* Bruce Waitz* Floyd F. Graham* Drue H. Floyd* Jack O. Dietz* H. C. Kopplow* W.H. “Bill” Elmore* Thurman Barrett, Jr.*

Floyd O. Schneider* Reese L. Harrison, Jr.

Burdit W. McCoy* James V. Gullette* Joseph M. Clark* George D. Van, Jr.* Joe Roy Halloway E. C. “Bud” Jordan* Sidney D. Autry* Terry McGuire* James Dockery, Jr.* George J. Labinski* James W. Todd Ray Fuller* Robert “Bob” Jett Emmett C. George* E. C. “Ed” Vest* Tom Boothe* Jerry Krupp* Harry D. Rose* Robert D. “Bob” Green

Robert “Bobby” Hunt Bob Stephens* Loren Hayes J. Phillip Knight-Sheen

Wayne R. Duncan Steve R. Molnar Stuart H. “Stu” Simms

Frank B. Hunter* Joseph Calvey Paul F. McCombs James “Jim” Strayer* Richard “Rick” Reyes Gregorio “G.I.” Flores

Robert “Bob” Jones Tom Young Jay Dee Thomas John Dunn Gary R. Radvansky

MEMBERS OF ALZAFAR AND WHO ARE PAST POTENTATES OF OTHER SHRINE CENTERS 1964 Roy Reynolds (El Bekal)* 1970-71 Eldon Wesner (Anezeh)* 1979 Ray Robison (Suez) 1981 Donald Garrido (Abou Saad) 1983 David Martin (Suez) 1998 Terry Zittle (Abou Saad) * Asterisk Denotes the Passing of Our Illustrious Sir



Adolph Jacobson

Charlene McGuire

Albert Racer

Alzafar Directors Staff

Albert Racer

Ron & Mary Trine

Albert Racer

Charley & Faye Davenport

Albert Smith

Alzafar Golf Unit

Betty L. Kloesel

James & Shelly Hoyo

Bud & Eilleen Martin

James & Shelly Hoyo

Cheryl Starr

Ed & Frankie Tuma

Cheryl Starr

Dan & Cheryl Carbaugh

Cheryl Starr

P.P. JD Thomas & Lady Valerie

Donald Maddox

Ron Ezell

Ella Kathryn Allred

Charlie Bedgood

Ella Kathryn Allred

P.P. Paul McCombs & Lady Norma

Ella Kathryn Allred

Betty Gimbel

Ella Kathryn Allred

Retha Spaulding & Family

Glen McCrory, Jr.

Judi Temple

Harold Nasse

Alfred Gray

Irvin "Bud" Martin

Buck & Shirlee Bourne

Jackie Menefee

Floyd & Jennie Barker

James "Duck" Wilcox

Debra Longman

James "Duck" Wilcox

Jeanette M. Morrisett

James Knox Duncan

James & Shelly Hoyo

Ken Wommack

Ron Ezell

Louise Jacobs

Raymond Johnson, Jr.

Marian Owczarak

James & Shelly Hoyo

Nettie Mae Wells

Katherine Favor

Nettie Mae Wells

Charley & Faye Davenport

Patrick F. Witten

Ron Ezell

Richard Cunningham

David Bruton

Samuel Elliott

Bruce & Pat Thomson

Virginia Joyce Kalisky

Ron Ezell

Volney McKay

Charlene McGuire

Wanda Jean Ecrette

Ron Ezell

Irvin E. “Bud� Martin

Haynes R. Lagerquist

Tiburcio "Butch" Solis

Harold Nasse, Jr.

Billy E. Bilderback

Russell Puckett

Lazaro Medina

James Higdon

Thomas "Tom" Lawhon

Robert "Bob" Cox

James A. Caldwell

Charles "Charley D" Davenport

FOR SALE: #2 Ben Hur at Camp Alzafar. Real nice on inside, new batteries in golf cart. Many extras. Asking $28,00.00. For more information, please call Billie Sutton @ 210-493-6299. FOR SALE: Khiva #53 at Camp Alzafar. 1997 Jayco Fifth wheel with two pullouts & includes 1 golf cart. Brand new refrigerator. Excellent condition and very comfortable. Asking $10,500.00 or best offer. Call Connie Daubenmire @ 210-685-8232 for more details. FOR SALE: #16 Hella at Camp Alzafar. Newly remodeled inside and out. Sleeps 10 people comfortably. Comes completely furnished, including appliances and two window A/C units. A 300 gallon water tank with pump and pressure tank. Golf cart with lift kit, weather cover and stereo system. Listed at $38,000.00. For more information or to schedule a viewing appointment, contact Rich Orr at 210-885-2325. FOR SALE: 27 ft. 2004 Jayco trailer. $6,000.00. Call Jesse Araiza @ 512-769-0014. FOR SALE: 2 crypts at Anchor Lodge Cemetery. Make offer. Call Bob @ 210-824-4689. FOR SALE: 2 burial plots at Sunset Memorial Funeral Park. Asking $4,000.00 each. For more information call Noble A. G. Pinson @ 615-746-6888.

FOR SALE: 2 burial plots at Sunset Memorial Park in the Masonic Section. Asking $4,000.00 each. Please contact Vicki Gann @ 210315-1325. FOR SALE: 4 adjourning plots in Brookside Memorial Park Cemetery, Houston Texas. Section 26 (Masters Lawn-Masonic Section), lot 251, spaces 3,4,5 & 6. Asking $4,995.00 each. Sell all or part. Call Noble Johnny @ 210-328-1776. FOR SALE: 4 cemetery plots in Historic Hollywood Cemetery, Houston Texas. Perpetual care included. Price is $5,000.00 each. Contact Betty Chalfont @ 830-237-3229. FOR SALE: 2004 Harley Ultra Classic Shrine Edition "Jester Purple". 14K miles, 1 inch la chopper lowering kit, vance and hines true duals and tuner, painted inner fairing, chrome factory wheels, removable trunk kit. Too many options to list. Many extras going with bike. $8,500.00 or serious offer. Call Chris Celis @ 210-2530397 or FOR SALE: Corn roaster, like new condition. Nat Washer Lodge paid $13,000.00, will take reasonable offer. Please call Noble Andrew J. Perez @ 210-259-7953.

APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS 5th 8th 9th 12th 14th 28th

Forget-Me-Nots/Room 4 Seniors Meeting and Luncheon/Parlors LOS Stated Meeting/Parlors NILE Installation of Officers/Ballroom Finance & Divan Meeting/Conference Room Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom NILE Stated Session/Parlors Strawberry Festival Parade/Poteet Fiesta Flambeau Parade/San Antonio

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__________________________________________________________________ MAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS 3rd 5th 7th 10th 12th 19th 26th 28th

Forget-Me-Nots/Room 4 Seniors Meeting and Luncheon/Parlors LOS Stated Meeting/Parlors Cornyval Parade/Helotes Finance & Divan Meeting/Conference Room Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom NILE Stated Session/Parlors Directors Staff Hoedown Antique Carriage Car Show Memorial Day Parade/Bandera Camp Alzafar Opening Festivities MEMORIAL DAY-SHRINE CENTER CLOSED

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__________________________________________________________________ JUNE CALENDAR OF EVENTS 7th 6th-9th 11th 14th 16th

Forget-Me-Nots/Room 4 Seniors Meeting and Luncheon/Parlors LOS Stated Meeting/Parlors Texas Shrine Association/Tyler Finance & Divan Meeting/Conference Room Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom Berges Fest Parade/Boerne

10:00 am 12:00 noon 7:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 10:00 am

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