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: www.thesashrineauditorium.com Alzafar Shriners E-mail: email@example.com Official Website: www.alzafar.org 2019 ELECTIVE DIVAN Potentate ……………………………………………………..Eric DeWalt Chief Rabban …………………………………………….Marty Bartlett Assistant Raddan …………………………………Travis Elmendorf High Priest & Prophet …………………………….Robert Norman Oriental Guide ………………………………………….Rick Reyes III Treasurer …………………………………………………..Stuart Simms Recorder ……………………………………………….Thomas Leverett 2019 APPOINTIVE DIVAN 1st Ceremonial Master ………………………………..Bobby Miller 2nd Ceremonial Master ………………………………….Josh Miller Director ……………………………………………………Donald English Marshall …………………………………………………………Ken Propes Captain of the Guard ……………………………………Steve Starr Outer Guard ……………………………………………….Paul Dawson Chaplain ……………………………………………..Robert M. DeWalt 2019 IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Potentate ………………………………………………………Eric DeWalt Chief Rabban ……………………………………………Martin Bartlett 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 2019 FINANCE COMMITTEE Potentate ………………………………………………….Eric A. DeWalt Chief Rabban ……………………………………………Martin Bartlett Assistant Rabban …………………………………Travis Elmendorf Gary Bausell ……………………………………………………….4 Years Kyle Jackson……. …………………………………………………3 Years TBD ………………….…….……………………………………………2 Years Garett Ethridge ………………………………………………….1 Year ALZAFAR SHRINE PHOTOGRAPHER ………….Art Loera STATED MEETING The next Stated Meeting of the Alzafar Shriners will be held on February 14 ,2019 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 2019 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
Eric A. DeWalt Thomas D. Leverett
ILLUSTRIOUS SIR Eric DeWalt POTENTATE OF ALZAFAR SHRINERS FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN If it is not Fun, then they will not come. This was basically the message that Imperial Sir. Jim Smith conveyed to the Nobility at our Divan Mid-Winter in Tyler Texas. You must bring the Fun back to the fraternity, seemed to be a reoccurring theme for the conference. There were some disturbing numbers and projections of where our membership numbers might be in years to come if we do not take action now. Our membership team, led by Noble Al Rapoza, received some well-deserved praise. Not that our numbers are through the roof but the fact that Alzafar is very consistent year in and year out. When you see Noble Rapoza, please pat him on the back for a job well done. Please, also remember that membership starts with you. We all have lives outside our lovely Shrine. Please, be aware of the chap that is an all-around good friend of yours. One that you enjoy his friendship, his like-mind and common values. This is the type of individual that is most likely a Great Mason and a Great Shriner, they just don’t know it yet. This is the type of man I would feel proud to call brother. This year started out with fun and we plan on the fun to continue. We are creating an all-around fun atmosphere and we would hope you might include a non-Shriner and/or non-Mason. There was a Super Bowl Watching Party that was over the top. Our Host Family pulled out the Rolling Cocina and fed the masses. The Brews Brothers were perfecting their craft and had lavations that were absolutely spot-on. Many Units and Clubs were present and fun was had by all. It is our intention to keep the good times rolling. By the time you read this, our Laredo trip will be behind us and our Children’s’ Easter Party will be right around the corner. Start thinking now of that individual who would enjoy the experience that we take for granted every day. I am blessed to call you all my family. If you feel the same way, please be that promoter of our beloved Shrine so that our fraternity will be here for future generations. Having FUN, helping kids has never been more true.
High Priest & Prophet Robert Noman II
The 2019 year is moving right along for Alzafar. Here we find ourselves already in March. We had a Super Bowl party that was very well attended, TSA Midwinter, our stated meeting, Sadie Hawkins Dance, and the Laredo parade. We will cherish those memories forever like many of you. After spending the weekend with the other members of the Divan at TSA Midwinter in Tyler, Texas, I can tell you that this group of men represented Alzafar in an outstanding manner. We were among other Shrine leaders and Imperial Representative. The future of the Shrine Centers in Texas are in great hands. The Imperial Officers that were in attendance are some extraordinary and well-spoken individuals. I feel the fraternity will only grow under their leadership. Congratulations goes out to our Oriental Guide, Rick Reyes, who did an amazing job during that weekend. He took care of the other members of the Divan and continued to set the bar for other OG’s in Texas. Well done OG!!!! Lady Tiffany and I look forward to the next conversation and memories that we will share with each and every one of you the next time we see you. We are truly blessed to be in the position to serve you all. We cannot thank you all enough.
Oriental Guide Rick Reyes III
We are a few months into the year and we have already completed so much for our fraternity and our philanthropy. Stated meetings, Putting on the Glitz, two Super Bowl Parties, and a pre-circus kickoff party to name a few. If you missed our most recent Super Bowl party, then you missed one for the ages. Our Illustrious Sir, Eric DeWalt did an amazing job with the assistance of his team in putting on the best Super Bowl party that the temple has seen in years. Great job everyone! Many of you may have seen pictures of your Divan’s most recent trip to Tyler Texas for Divan Mid-Winter. We had the opportunity to represent Alzafar and most importantly, we had the opportunity to hear what Imperial has in store for our organization. One of the reoccurring themes was membership. It’s no secret that membership has been on a steady decline for our entire organization. Alzafar has done our part in increasing membership but there still may be some opportunity for us to increase it further. If you have an idea of how we may do this, I’d ask that you come out to our OG Round Table which takes place the fourth Tuesday of every odd month. Our next meeting will be the 26th of March at 6pm in the NEMNUF room. Moving forward, our next celebration for the temple will be the Easter party which will take place in the pavilion outback on April the 7th. The time is from 2-4pm unless you plan to assist with setting up. Set up will begin at 10am. We will also be stuffing eggs the Sunday before in the Parlors room from 2-4pm. If you can make it out, we’d love to see you. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Carol in the office with the amount of people in your party but more importantly, the number of children. As a reminder, anyone with an idea, question, or concern, need only give me a ring. I’m happy to discuss issues but I’m more inclined to develop solutions.
OG Roundtable Meeting Tuesday 26 March
TREASURER’S TWO CENTS WORTH P.P. Stuart Simms Phone: 210-659-1956 Time, again, to address financial and other issues related to what we do as a Shrine Family. As of this writing, we do not have a 2019 Budget. That is not a surprise, and it will be proposed to the Nobility and voted on later in February. Of course, a budget is an estimate of income and expenses. In a budget, we have to be very careful to categorize income, expenses, and simple value increases correctly. For instance, money a third party pays to us, whether in rentals, interest, or dividends, is actually income. An increase in investment value is not. We also have to be careful about how we categorize income and expenses. Shriners International has a “Chart of Accounts”, and we use it to categorize our transactions. Certainly, if you any questions about such matters, do not hesitate to ask them. Another issue I hear about might be phrased as: “Who is actually responsible for the financial management of the Temple and all of the funds it controls?”. Let me first say that all of your elected officers, whether on the Board of Directors (“Divan”) or the Finance Committee owe their first duty to you and our Temple, not each other, the Potentate, or anybody else. The Finance Committee members provide invaluable advice on matters for which they have advisory responsibility and are deeply involved in financial policy discussions. The Potentate, of course, provides leadership and his, at least, five years of experience dealing with Temple financial matters. It is the Board of Directors, however, that, except in certain areas reserved to the Potentate and subject to the will of the Nobility, is empowered to set financial policy. Happily, while we may have spirited discussions, we all work very well together. In relation to what I just noted, sometimes the Treasurer must move money from one account to another. For example, each year we move the money earned through the prior year’s Circus from the Circus account to the General Fund. That is an accepted practice to which the Divan and Finance Committee have previously agreed, and, of course, such a transfer is briefed to the Nobility. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to move other funds or cash held in an investment account to the General Fund or a different account. The process that I will follow,
And followed in the, past, is that the Divan and the Finance Committee will receive an e-mail explaining the requirement and seeking the Finance Committee’s recommendation and the Divan’s approval for the action. If time permits, the matter will be brought before the Nobility for approval, but in every case the Nobility will be briefed about the transaction. I know this is all rather dull and depressingly business-like, but I believe that the more we all know about the “business” of the Temple, the stronger we are as a Fraternity and the better we can support the Greatest Philanthropy on Earth. Thank you for unfailingly taking care of each other and the children we serve.
RECORDERS CORNER T-Bone Tommy Leverett By the time you read this, if you read this, we have moved into March of 2019. The planning for everyone is complete, the new officers of the Units and Clubs have been installed and they are now up and running. Divan Mid-Winters is over and the Best Shrine parade, the Laredo Presidents day Parade, is in the history books. For me the Laredo Parade is a tradition. We attract so many people that love the Shriners from both sides of the boarder. The members of the Laredo Shrine Club do so much in helping us with Hospital Clinics in Laredo and moving our kids to the Houston & Galveston Shrine Hospitals. If you tried to contact me at the beginning of the year and you did not get a fast return phone call I apologize. We should be getting back to normal. Our office hours are from 8-5 Monday-Friday. If you can not reach me at the office feel free to contact me on my cell phone 210-617-8977. As I enter my fourth year as your Recorder the job really does get easier. I know what needs to happen, when it needs to get done and when to follow up. I could not do this without the dedicated office and maintenance staff. Our New Camp Caretaker is doing a great job. He started working at the beginning of the year. If you have not met Alan Weisinger please stop by and introduce yourself. A Big Thank you should go out to Walter Koehler for serving as our interim Caretaker and to the active members of the Men’s Association at Camp for keeping our Beautiful Camp Alzafar running. In the office Carol Kintigh hit twenty years of service and now Alex Collado has hit 10 years of service and Maria will hit 15 years of service this month. These ladies have done a wonderful job keeping our fraternity growing and running. My door in my office is always open and I make the best cup of coffee in town. OK, it’s a Keurig Coffee Maker. Come out and join us at the next event and find out why I say “Alzafar Rocks”! PS: If anyone is out in the Spring Branch Area please take our Past Potentate Paul McCombs some of Alzafar’s Rocks!
MEMBERSHIP By: Al Rapoza
Leaders set the cultural and motivational attitude for the team to perform. When leaders are motivated, the entire team’s energy becomes strong. That is why motivation is important in every organization. Employees are not motivated to work and get desired results when the leaders’ batteries are drained. It is the responsibility of the leadership to recharge the battery of their Nobles. Everyone wins when the batteries are fully charged. The truth of the matter is, when the leader’s battery is exhausted, the team’s energy automatically drains. This affects the emotional state of the entire team and eventually leads to low productivity. The benefits of recharging the battery of your team: - It helps the team to be more cohesive - It increases the team’s confidence to produce results - It reduces the tension in the team - It creates a positive environment for productivity It is vital for everyone to become involved in the recruiting process. We are the backbone of the Shrine. Do you realize if each of us recruits just one candidate we would double our membership? I believe we can do it. I’m energized.
Our annual Car Show is Saturday May 18th, this year we’ve added bikes and a swap meet. I’m asking all nobles if you are getting you oil changed, at the parts house, or any other service facility. Would you talk with the manager or owner and ask for a sponsorship? They are $100, $500, and $1000, or any other Monetary donation they feel comfortable making. All car entries for the show are $25ea.
alzafarcarshow.com Fraternally, Michael Long President Antique Carriage
THE BAND By: Richard Wallace As the new year starts, the band begins its work by selecting music for All-State this year in Wichita Falls. The Scimitars Dance Band has selected “Birdland”, “Lullaby of Birdland”, and “Mambo No.5” for its contest selections. The remainder of the music will be selected by the time you read this article. The Concert Band has selected “Marche des Parachutistes Belges”, “Irish Folk Song Suite”, and the third selection has not been selected. The German Band will perform a march, a waltz, and a polka potpourri. Along with the Oriental Band, the Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Pipe Band we are planning a spaghetti and salad dinner get together on Saturday March 23rd in Room 7 at Alzafar. We will have a social hour starting at 6:00pm and dinner at 7:00pm. This dinner is primarily to meet prospective members and introduce them to each of the musical organizations. Many of us perform in more than one group. Instruments are available for you to use. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to either Richard Wallace at 210-219-6861, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bobby Packer at 210-501-8990, email@example.com. We are always looking for more performers, especially woodwinds, low brass, and percussion. Family members of Shriners are also encouraged to join us. We meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm until 7:30pm in Room 7. Come on by good music and good fellowship, a combination that’s hard to beat. If you have any questions, please call Richard Wallace at 210-219-6861 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BURNING SUN By: Tony Calderon
BREWS BROTHERS By: Russell Brown Cheers again from Alzafar Shrine’s newest unit. Have you ever brewed beer before? If not, do you like to drink beer? Would you enjoy hanging out with Noble Brothers and learn a new craft? Doesn’t matter if you are a master home brewer, or just like to have a beer every once in a while, we would love for you to join us in the ancient craft of brewing beer. Hopefully by now you have had a chance to sample some of our beer. As always, we appreciate your honest feedback. Our unit is about more than just brewing beer for competition, or the basic consumption of beer, but education about beer as well. We have started having home brewing classes the first Saturday of each month in our meeting room. Most recently we had a demonstration of various home brewing equipment. Drop in at a meeting, share a pint, and enjoy some fellowship. May the winds of fortune sail you, May you sail a gentle sea. May it always be the other guy Who says, “this drink’s on me”.
With spring coming upon us the Burning Sun family hopes that everyone has a great spring break with their family and friends. With the Laredo parade out of the way and some down time during March, we can start working on our maneuvers for TSMPA. It takes skill, timing, and hard work to get everything just right so we can bring home some trophies. We hope to see our fellow motorized units out there representing our Temple in full force. When we practice our maneuvers, we would like to extend the hand of brotherly love to our fellow motorized units so we can learn from each other and provide that extra boost to run it one more time. Most importantly let’s have fun!!! Fiesta is right around the corner so of course we will be gearing up for the Poteet Strawberry Festival and the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. Make sure to keep an eye out for us because we will be turning and burning down the streets. It will be a great time not just for us but for all of the Shrine family and friends that come to support us doing what we do for the children. As always, if you are looking for a unit that has family, fun, and speed come out and see us. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month in room 5. We look forward to seeing you at our stated meeting.
DIRECTORS STAFF What a great time was had in Laredo at the Washington’s Birthday Parade. As always, a great show of hospitality both by our friends of the Laredo Shrine Club and Alzafar’s own host team. We look forward to the 2020 parade. Our unit is in the process of creating a new fundraiser to increase both our fundraising amounts as well as our profile. If you are interested in hearing more about this project, please attend our next meeting. We are preparing for the TSDA Mid-Winter and beginning very early preparations for our 2019 Ceremonial to be held on August 10. As always, if you are interested in becoming a member please attend our meetings or get with one of our members. We’d love to have you onboard.
CANYON LAKE SHRINE CLUB By: Tom Gilbert The Canyon Lake Shrine Club met on January 14, 2019. President, Steve White welcomed everyone. Chaplain, Lee Stroman said the invocation.
THE DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS
Steve White was installed as President of the Canyon Lake Shrine Club for 2019. The Installing Officer was Past Potentate John Dunn.
The Championship Alzafar Shrine Drum & Bugle Corps will soon begin preparation to defend its State Title in Wichita Falls in 2019, come and join us. We will again feature “The St. Louis Blues March” and will add new music to the show this year.
Our guest speaker was Opal Umpierre from Hope Hospice, New Braunfels, TX. Barbara Gomez passed out a true and false questionnaire for the members to fill out. Ms. Umpierre went over the questionnaire and told what Hope Hospice can do. Hope Hospice has been in the area for over 30 years. They can help people at home and are there for the whole family as well as the patient. All questions were answered and it was a very informative meeting. Potentate Eric DeWalt and Chief Rabban, Marty Bartlett attended this meeting and encouraged the members to attend the Alzafar meeting. The Canyon Lake Shrine Club meets the second Monday of the month at the Canyon Lake Golf Club, 404 Watts Lane, Canyon Lake, TX. Everyone is invited to join us. For further information call Secretary Tom Gilbert at 830-899-4839 or email at email@example.com HIGHLANDERS By: Robert Packer The Highlanders celebrated Robert Burn’s night on Jan. 25th. This was an excellent event including: bagpipes, a Toast to the Haggis, traditional fare and beverages with outstanding fellowship. We will be teaming up with our brothers in the: Band, Drum Corps and Oriental Band to host a spaghetti dinner on March 23rd in room 7 for anyone interested in playing music in the Shrine. We will have a social/cocktail hour @ 6pm. Dinner will be served @ 7pm. This event will be free of charge to those who RSVP. No musical experience is necessary as we are always willing to teach. If you’ve ever wanted to play: Bagpipes, Brass, Drums, Mussette (Oriental Band) or Woodwinds; come on out and meet the bands! Please RSVP by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Highlanders meet every Monday night in room 9 @ 6:30pm. We always have great fellowship and traditional Highland beverages. Brothers and their families are always welcome to come.
By: Richard Wallace
Along with the Oriental Band, the Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Pipe Band we are planning a spaghetti and salad dinner get together on Saturday March 23rd in Room 7 at Alzafar. We will have a social hour starting at 6:00pm and dinner at 7:00pm. This dinner is primarily to meet prospective members and introduce them to each of the musical organizations.
Many of us perform in more than one group. Instruments are available for you to use. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to either Richard Wallace at 210-219-6861, email@example.com, or Bobby Packer at 210-501-8990, firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for more musicians. Currently we are performing on brass instruments that are played in the band; Bb trumpets, Bb marching French horns, marching trombones, marching baritones, etc. We do have instruments that we can lend to you. We are also need percussionists and we have drums for you to play. We are a very low-pressure organization in terms of expectations and very flexible concerning time commitment. Thursday evening practices in Room 8 start at 7:30pm and end at 9:00pm. If you have any questions, please call Richard Wallace at 210-219-6861 or email at email@example.com.
Come on out and join us!
LADIES ORIENTAL SHRINE of NORTH AMERICA
WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO & WHY We want to make a difference in the life of a child and his family. We want to be a part of something bigger than yourself. We want to have fun while helping others.
Over 110 years ago, the Ladies’ Oriental Shrine of North America was founded to promote sociability, good fellowship and the betterment of all Ladies connected with the order. The order now extends throughout North America, and Hawaii. As a result of this growth, Grand Council was organized in 1914, and incorporated in 1954. When the Shriners founded the Shrine Hospitals for Children and the first hospital was built in 1922, the Ladies committed to supporting the Shrine’s official philanthropy. Today the Courts across North America continue to support the 23 Shriner’s Hospitals for Children through sewing projects, research projects and other areas of interest. Each Court not only raises funds for the hospitals, but they donate clothing, stuffed animals, purchase equipment, staff the information desk in the various hospitals and serve as office personnel on a voluntary basis. The LOSNA contributes well over a half million dollars yearly to the Shrine Hospitals. This order does not claim to be an auxiliary of Shriners International, but we are proud of the great humanitarian kindness of our Nobles in the welfare of Children and strive to co-operate in this great effort.
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Sat. Feb. 23th…… Washington’s Birthday..... Laredo………..…7:00AM……… 9:00AM Sat. Apr. 6th…… Strawberry Festival……... Poteet.…………. 8:00AM……….10:00AM Sat. Apr. 27th…… Fiesta Flambeau………… San Antonio.……5:00PM……… 7:00PM Sat. May 4th ……. Cornyval………………... Helotes…..……...7:30AM……….9:30AM Sat. May 25th…… Memorial Day………….. Bandera…..……..9:00AM……….11:00AM Sat. June 15th…… Berges Fest………………Boerne….………7:30AM……….10:00AM Thur. July 4th…… July 4th………………….. Seguin..…………8:00AM……….10:00AM Fri. Aug. 24th ...… Gillespie County Fair….. Fredericksburg.…. 8:00AM……….10:00AM (Optional) Sat. Aug. 31st…… Kendall County Fair……. Boerne…..………8:00AM……….10:00AM Sat. Oct. 26th…… Medina County Fair……. Hondo…..……….8:00AM……….10:00AM Mon. Nov. 11th……Veteran’s Day………... San Antonio……..10:00AM……...12:00PM (Alzafar Ladies and Family) Sat. Nov. 23rd… Christmas Parade……….. Alamo Heights …..5:30PM……….8:00PM Fri. Nov. 29th ….. Holiday River Parade……San Antonio River…. Time to be determined Sat. Dec. 7th……..Christmas Parade……….. Sattler…………...9:30AM……….11:00AM (Alzafar Ladies and Family)
Camp Alzafar Easter Party Brought to you by: First Vice Marco Zuniga and Lady Lori Camp officers, and Volunteers.
Saturday April 20,2019 11 am to 2pm Saturday Activities to Include: Appearance by the Easter Bunny,Egg Hunt, Easter Baskets, PiĂąata, Lunch and Raffle Easter Sunday: Sunrise Mass @7am Followed by Director Staff Annual Pancake Breakfast
HONOR GUARD By: Al Aranda As we start the second month of the year, we start it with sadness as Noble Marc Zuniga, lost his motherin-law. Our condolences go out to the family. HILLBILLY CLAN #152 By: Ken Propes By tha time y’all git ta read this, we’uns will have had a super good time at r annual Sadie Hawkins Dance an Silent Auction. We’uns hope y’all had a great time. We did crown r new Possum Queen Lori Propes an now we’ll be looking fer someone new ta run fer that covetous title. We’uns r always looking fer new flatlanders ta join our fun group, so if’n y’all kin find sum flatlanders ta jern us, we’d be much obliged. Aside from bein a fun group, we do manage ta make money fer tha hospital travel fund, an ta keep r beloved Betsy truk runnin, so’s we kin take her ta tha parades. We ask everyone ta continue ta keep all r cuz’ns that r ailin in yer thoughts an prayers an hope they git back on tha Hillbilly trail real soon. Pleze keep r troops in yer thoughts fer their safe return.
Need to thank the lineup at the stated meeting, and a big atta boy and atta girl to all the Nobles and Ladies that supported the club in Laredo. Ole'. As always, we showed all of Laredo how to have fun. Everybody had lots of fun. We know the girls did, cause they were heard all over the city when they were having their bingo and games. This was our first parade and we started with a big bang. We are looking forward for the rest of the year. A big thank you to everybody that supported the club at the DeMolay Brunch. Need to thank all the Nobles and Ladies that supported the club at our first luncheon at the Longhorn, again everybody had a good time. It was pretty good as some of us that we had not seen for a while showed up. Until next month, we ask the Great Architect to keep us safe and in good health.
Parade Marshall 2019
MINI WHEELS By: Carlos Stanigar Mini Model T's with the loud horns, that is us, going old school with our model T's and being the original throwback unit. We just had a work shop and we were ready to roll into Laredo with cars and members to represent Alzafar. Keep an ear out for the loud horns and you will see the black car and red shirt brothers coming down the street. We will see you at the next parade. Mini Wheels is always accepting new members if you want to go old school in a Model T. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month in Room #10. If you enjoy fellowship, laughs and fun, then come on by and see us.
With Laredo Parade behind us, we don’t have any parades this month. Our next scheduled parade is Poteet Strawberry Festival Saturday April 6th. A couple weeks later we will also have the Flambeau Parade on Saturday April 27th. Mark it on your calendars or visit alzafarparades.com for a reference for up coming parades. Michael Long
HOSPITAL CORPS By: Roger Hopkins
HOST TEAM By: Carlos Stanigar
The Hospital Corps missed their article for January, so this is a compilation of two months. Members got together for one of their most festive occasions on the the 18th of December. We started the festivities with an Invocation from Noble Gordon McKinnie and then Honors to the Flag. We then had a great meal catered meal by Mary Kay. Following dinner, we installed our new leaders for 2019. We were honored to have Past Potentate Bob Jones as our Installing Officer. We are extremely pleased to have Noble William (Bill) Liles as our new Commander. Bill will be aided by Noble Michael (Mike) Harris as Vice Commander and Noble Bob Ashley was again elected as Secretary/Treasurer. The dinner was hosted by our outgoing Commander, Noble Gordon McKinnie and Noble Ashley served as the Master of Ceremony.
Hello Alzafar. It's been an amazing start to the 2019 year under our Illustrious Potentate Eric "Wet-O" DeWalt and it is only the start of February. If you were not at the Noble Super Bowl Party on the 3rd of February to enjoy the brotherhood family fun and football, don't worry. Nobles, this year is full of ideas and events to make this year one that will always be remembered. The Nobility is at the front of the theme for the 2019 year.
After the installation, PP Jones made some very warm remarks regarding the Hospital Corps commitment and support of our Shriners children. Following the installation, Noble McKinnie was presented a plaque in recognition to his service and leadership during 2018 and Noble Walt Atencio reviewed the statistics for 2018. The festivities were closed by a benediction from Noble McKinnie. On January 15th we had 16 members and guests together for our meeting. Noble Liles called the meeting to order, Noble Tuma gave an invocation, we gave Honors to the flag. Our OG, Noble Reyes
spoke to us regarding the Easter party and we donated $100 for the purchase of baskets. We reviewed any maintenance problems on the vehicles and then discussed the upcoming clinic in Laredo and Commander Liles appointed Noble Lackey to coordinate our participation. We discussed the I-HOP activities in March and then recognized the passing of Noble Tumasâ€™ wife, Frankie and donated $100 to the Transportation Fund in her name. After a blessing by Noble Tuma, we enjoyed snacks provided by Ken & Mrs. Lynn. We look to those of you in our Shrine who are as committed, as we are, to come out and support our mission.
The Host Team is right behind Eric all the way and dedicated to him 100%. We are determined to make our Alzafar Noble's happy and maybe a little thicker but to make the Nobles 2019 a blast. We are proud to announce the members of our team for 2019: Chief Host Carlos Stanigar (Lady Juana and Boys Carlos, Eliano and Gabriel), Dennis Stevens, Tom Hooks (Lady Robin), David Brewer (Lady Adrianne), Eddie Herman (Lady Sandra), Russell Brown (Lady Shannon), Willie Brown, Bobby Miller (Lady Terri), Josh Miller, Johnny McDonald (Lady Stephanie), Mike Calloway (Lady Dee), James Stimson (Lady Ruby), Tommy Walton, Kyle Jackson (Lady Sherry), Luis Cardenas Sr. (Lady Diana), Bubba Peel (Lady Peggy Sue), Seth Harrison (Lady Jeanette), Ken Whited (Lady Tanja) and Eric Whited. This year we are outside the box with all types of cuisine and encompassing other units whenever possible. Alzafar's Host Team is excited for 2019 and everything it has in store for the Nobility. Look for the yellow and black food truck, that's where we will be. Food, fun, fellowship and more food to follow.
HOT SANDS BBQ UNIT By: Carlos Stanigar BBQ Competitions here comes the Hot Sands. It has started the BBQ Season of Competitions for the State of Texas are on and smoking. Hot Sands will be participating in the ASCO BBQ Cook Off on June 22nd at ASCO Equipment on 1920 SE Loop 410. We invite all Masons, Nobles, friends and family to come on out and support Alzafar's only BBQ Competition Unit. We will be teaming up with the membership committee to have a presence at this event to spread the knowledge of masonry and nobility. Teaching those of our children and our hospitals. If you are able, please come out with your fez and enjoy some fellowship, food and fun. We are always accepting new members that are interested in joining us. We meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the pavilion (snacks/meal at 6:00 pm). So if you enjoy good fellowship, don't mind putting in a little work, love BBQ and Alzafar, reach out to any of us to get more details. Until then, keep it low and slow.
Smiley’s Page of Jollity Mr. and Mrs. Brown had two sons. One was named Mind Your Own Business & the other was named Trouble. One day the two boys decided to play hide and seek. Trouble hid while Mind Your Own Business counted to one hundred. Mind Your Own Business began looking for his brother behind garbage cans and bushes. Then he started looking in and under cars until a police man approached him and asked, "What are you doing?" "Playing a game," the boy replied. "What is your name?" the officer questioned. "Mind Your Own Business." Furious the policeman inquired, "Are you looking for trouble?!" The boy replied, "Why, yes.”
OLD ENGLISH CHEESE APPETIZER ROLL!! From the Kitchen of Hortense Amols 1LB Old English Cheese Spread 1 Medium onion 1 medium green pepper 1 small can of pimentos 18 stuffed olives 1 large sour pickle (or equivalent of the same)
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That’s all I have!!! Until next month!! Keep the sun in your eyes! Smiley!!!
THE LAREDO SHRINE CLUB By: Larry Lowe The Laredo Shrine Club wants to wish everyone a belated Happy Valentine’s Day and an early Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The newly elected Club officers will be installed by the Ill. Potentate Eric DeWalt on Friday, February 22, 2019. I would like to give everyone a little information on the Outreach Clinic held in Laredo. Due to our success, we will now be holding 4 clinics annually. We are averaging approximately 100 to 110 patients per clinic. Our clinics will now be held all day Thursday and ½ day on Friday. The Hospital has sent down x-ray equipment to be stored and used at Ruthe B. Cowl Rehab Center. This will be a great help by not having to transport patients to an outside facility for x-rays. As always, our Club continues to provide snacks and drinks for the patients and their parents as well as for the hospital staff and our volunteers. We owe a big “Thank You” to Alzafar and the Hospital Corps. The Potentates have been kind enough to send 2 vans to Laredo and the Hospital Corps members volunteer their time and efforts to bringing the vans and transporting patients and their families where needed. To date, we estimate that we have seen approximately 900 – 1000 patients.
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LEGION OF HONOR By: Tony Calderon It’s spring time!! The sun is out and new life is starting to spring up all around us. The Legion of Honor hopes everyone is having a fun and safe spring break this year. We will be working hard this month to keep the unit moving in the right direction. Few in numbers but dedicated to the cause we are everywhere within the Shrine making sure we can help where we can. Little by little, we are working our way into the parade line up and also events throughout the Shrine. We can’t do this without the support of our family and friends so a big thank you for all those who come out for us. It will take some time to get to where we truly want to be but it is just another mission for us Veterans and we welcome the challenge. If you would like to know how you can become a member, feel free to come to our stated meeting. We hold them on the 2nd Monday of the month and times are varied to ensure we accommodate all nobles but usually around 18:30 we start. Come out and meet with us and learn how you can continue your service as an Alzafar Veteran.
NEKODAH TEMPLE NO. 44 NEMNUF UNIT By: Jon Strandlie Ahhh the month of March. Hope springs eternal as the temperature turns warmer, green starts to grow again as it signals there are 30 days left of good weather before the misery that is the 6 month Texas summer begins in April. The name March comes from Martius, the first month of the earliest Roman calendar. It was named after Mars, the Roman god of war. Perhaps that is fitting as Mike “Tiddlywinks” Long and I headed to Chicago in February for ISCA Mid-Winter to battle for next years TSCA to be combined with ISCA in San Antonio. If we’re successful it would not only be a huge promotional benefit for Shrine Clowns, nationally; but present a meaningful financial & notoriety benefit for the NEMNUF and more importantly Alzafar. While not negotiating business, Mike and I will be competing. Hopefully we can bring home some hardware. February was especially a busy month for clowns with the Laredo Parade and the 2019 TSCA Mid-Winter in Corpus Christi. Perhaps we can clean sweep most of the categories top 3 like in 2018. As we look ahead to April and beyond we hope to move the needle towards our 2019 NEMNUF Business Plan as we execute the right activities on a consistent basis. Look for clowns at the upcoming parades in Poteet on April 6th and the Fiesta Flambeau on the 27th. Come to the pre and post Fiesta Flambeau party at our Illustrious Potentates that day. Perhaps most importantly, March is Endometriosis Awareness Month so………. keep your eye out.
DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE You are cordially invited to attend the Open Installation of Officers of Nekodah Temple No. 44, Daughters of the Nile Saturday, the 30th of March 2019 at 2:00 pm Alzafar Shrine Center, when Princess Amanda Brown will be crowned Queen. A KUVHIMA SAFARIS hunting trip in Limpopo Province of South Africa for two hunters, visiting for 12 Days [10 Full Hunt days plus the Arrival and Departure days], PLUS a Trophy credit of $3,000.00 to be shared between them. This is an all-inclusive package EXCEPT FOR AIRFARE that includes pick-up and drop-off at Johannesburg Airport, all meals, all drinks, field preparation of trophies, laundry service, accommodations in our Luxury Safari Lodge, and the services of an experienced Professional Hunting Guide and Tracker. The hunt may be scheduled for 2019 or 2020 or 2021. Should the buyer wish to schedule this hunt in a year other than those mentioned here, arrangements can be made with the outfitter to extend the validity date. Value of Trip: $ 11,800.00 $100 a raffle ticket! Only 200 tickets are being printed! Call Pr Linda Bannister at 210-860-1504 for tickets. Help us keep the household roster up to date. If you have new contact information such as mailing or email address or phone you may send it to the Nekodah group account: firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone knows or wishes to report an illness or family bereavement please contact Pr. Chaplain Charlie Bedgood, PQ at (210) 215-0028.
ALZAFAR SHOTGUN UNIT By: Terry Zittle Greetings to all. We have started our year off with a bang! Literally, several bangs as we had our first practice/family fun shoot on 26 Jan 2019, at the National Shooting Complex. There was a total of 19 shooters and a grand total of 27 family members. A very special guest was also present, Zach Pate, son of one of our members Greg Pate was there to share in the fun. Greg is presently in South Korea until next fall serving in the US Army. Following the shoot, a great lunch was prepared by Nobles Leon LaLoge and Hoagy Elmendorf. Menu was Brats, Sausages, Hot Dogs and of course, libations. We’re Shriners, right? Our next practice/family fun shoot will be on 16 Feb 2019, at Joshua Creek starting at 0900. All are invited, but please let me know so we can plan a head count. The venue will be Sporting Clays. In April we will be hosting a practice/family fun shoot on the 27th at Bexar Community Range. stand beginning at 9:00 am.
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Speaking of Sporting Clays, that is what we will be shooting at our Mid-Winter on 9 Mar 2019, in Houston. The Texas Shrine Shotgun Sports Association (TSSSA) By-Laws allow anyone to participate. Although you won’t get this until after the event keep it mind for next year. Our Monthly Stated Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month in our room, which we share the Provost Guard and the Directors Staff. We have a meal that is served between 6:15 and 6:30 pm with the meeting commencing at 7:00 pm. Of course libations are available. Feel free to come on out at check out this amazing unit. Until next month, keep our powder dry and remember as long as there is lead in the air, there is hope!
The Honor Guard was organized as a unit of Alzafar Shrine in 1959, under the auspices of Potentate Henry W. Eitt. Noble Harold Dunbar, one of the original advocates and principle architect of this unit, was the first President. The Alzafar Honor Guard actually serves a two-fold function. First, to serve and assist the Potentate and Divan of Alzafar Shrine in performance of their duties in any manner which they determine will best further their endeavors and enhance the fraternal order of Masonry and the spirit of Shrinedom. Second, to present “the Colors” at all official Shrine functions. To carry “the Colors” wherever and whenever the public at large extends an invitation for this unit to participate in parades, public events and celebrations which offers an opportunity to exemplify and present to the public the “Red Fez” and the spirit of Shrinedom. We view with special reverence the achievements of this unit in accomplishing our established purpose. This unit annually and regularly travels by bus and automobile many hundreds of miles to participate in public events, walks with “the Colors” flying high in many parade routes that span distances in excess of 4 to 5 miles and come back next year for more of the same. Four national flags adorn our staffs, consisting of the national colors of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Panama and reflects the citidels of Shrinedom in these countries. Two additional flags are carried with equal pride, the Flag of “the Lone Star State”, state of Texas and the official flag of Alzafar Shrine. Additionally, we display one of the symbols of Shrinedom, “the Scimitar” which is carried by a member who is not a flag bearer. The Honor Guard has and still makes more showings than any other active unit of Alzafar Shrine. the Honor Guard is out there withsix flags and scimitars showing off the “Red Fez” and the spirit of Shrinedom. Thank you IS GI Flores for this page in history.
PROVOST GUARD By: John Pendleton The February meeting was called to order by Marshal Ken Propes. A delicious meal of boiled shrimp, cornon-cob, potatoes, sausages and a chocolate desert was served. Thanks to Noble David Hadley and his superb cooking talents! The upcoming Mid-winter competition on March 28-30 in El Paso was discussed. Anyone planning to participate was asked to submit their registration form and registration check immediately. The Second Assistant Marshal announced that the next parade will be in Laredo on Feb 23, 2019 in celebration of George Washington’s Birthday. The Provost Guard is prepared to support the Shrine Circus in any capacity requested. Those who attended the Divan hosted Superbowl party had a great time. Thank you Potentate Eric DeWalt and other Divan members for a fun evening. We wish a speedy recovery and God’s speed to all those sick and ailing. Tony Montez and Bob Barker continue to be in our prayers. The meeting was adjourned by Marshal Ken Propes. Don’t forget to attend the next meeting on March 6th and bring a new Noble with you!
By: Dave Browne The January rally was held at Bluff Trails Ranch RV Park in Ingram. Bluff Trails is one of our favorite RV parks and one we visit every year. The weather was cold, but not freezing. This park has a large ranch house with a four foot fire place. The park makes sure we have plenty of fire wood. We love to gather around the fire place and swap stories. Several members played a marathon card game. The park has a deer feeder that goes off twice every day and the deer come-a-running. They have an Axis herd that is quite large. Many members went shopping in Kerrville. Of course, on Wednesday night, dinner at Mamacita’s is a must for margaritas. We had two new members join at this rally. Welcome aboard Noble Shawn & Lady Lori Williams and Noble Bill & Lady Tammy Foster. All in all, everyone had a great time, and we look forward to coming back to this park next year.
ALZAFAR ROD & GUN CLUB By: Craig Noyes
Our February rally will be held at the Brazos Valley RV Park in Caldwell on February 21st through the 24th.
Hello all. I will start out by thanking all that gave us condolences during the recent passing of my Mom, Past Queen Lucille Noyes Yorston. Thank you.
Our March rally will be in Fredericksburg March 21st through the 24th at The Vineyards RV Park.
The number of people attending the meetings is up and we are saving some money with David and Jan Hadley making some of the meals. We have moved out of the Dining Room to the Roustabout’s Room, in the back building, as there has been many event’s in the main building on the 1st Sunday lately. We took in a new member in February named Shawn Williams that loves to hunt and fish, and mentioned that he has a ranch in Kennedy that is loaded with doves. So if you haven’t been to a meeting in awhile, please come out and meet our new member, and have some fun. President Mike Barnes is building a list for members that want to go fishing, of other members that have boats. The club is also working on a Coast Trip with plans to either go to Port Aransas or Rockport, depending on the price. The plan for going back to some restaurants has been tabled for now as most places are expensive and the membership voted it down. The club is still planning a gambling trip to Louisiana with more information to come. That is all I have to say for this month except for thank you and may there be many fish on your stringer.
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 Dave Brewton (210-643-0314) or assistant Wagon Master Eddy Bowers (210-508-3989) for information about the next rally. You can always call me at 210-679-7356.
IN MEMORY OF
Ann Lemon Art Bedgood Charlene May Charles Davenport Ed Lee Frankie Tuma Frankie Tuma Frankie Tuma Frankie Tuma Frankie Tuma Frankie Tuma Frankie Tuma Gerald W. Graham Glenn Gill Jane Robison Jane Robison Jane Robison Jay T. Thomas Lola Roberts Magdalena Robles Ned Wells P.P. Loren Hayes Roy McFaddin Russell Puckett Sally Keele Sally Keele Sally Keele Sally Keele Sue Ayres Wayne Hanson Woody Jordan
Paul Lemon Dollie Hatcher Charlie Bedgood Dollie Hatcher Dollie Hatcher Dee Duderstadt Betty Gimbel David & Judy Knape Charles & Betty Eads Alzafar Hospital Corps Joyce Epp Franz Westbrook James & Shelly Hoyo Walt & Patsy Hammons Charlie Bedgood Walt & Patsy Hammons P.P. JD Thomas & Lady Valerie Nancy I. Deegan Ray & Doris Isley Charlie Bedgood Dollie Hatcher Jack & Chris Elliff Charlie Bedgood Dollie Hatcher Ken & Lou Skinner Guy & Millie Patterson P.P. Paul McCombs & Lady Norma Bud Tolle Charlie Bedgood Jane Scheffler Bob Terrill
William J. Weller Gerald Graham Larry Dittfurth
CLASSIFIED ADS 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: 4 burial plots at Sunset Memorial Park in the Masonic Section. Asking $4,000.00 each or negotiable. Call Judy Phillips @ 210-274-7713. FOR SALE: 2 burial plots at Sunset Memorial Park in the Masonic Section. Asking $4,000.00 each. Please contact Vicki Gann @ 210-315-1325.
CLASSIFIED ADS 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 burial plots in Houston Texas. Historic Hollywood Cemetery, perpetual care included. Asking $4,750.00 each. Contact Betty Chalfont @ 830-237-3229. FOR SALE: #5 Arabia at Camp Alzafar. Please call Ronny @ 210-724-9653 for details and also for showing.
UNIT/CLUB MEETING SCHEDULE ANTIQUE CARRIAGE BAND BREWS BROTHERS BURNING SUN CABIRI CAMP ALZAFAR
3RD Tuesday Each Thursday 4th Wednesday 2nd Wednesday 2nd Thursday Memorial Day July 4 & Labor Day
CHAPARRAL DE-MOLAY DESERT KNIGHTS DIRECTORS STAFF DRUM CORP GOLF UNIT HIGHLANDERS BAND HILLBILLY CLAN
1st Monday 2nd Thursday 3rd Wednesday 2nd Tuesday Each Thursday 2nd Tuesday Each Monday
HONOR GUARD HOSPITAL CORP HOT SANDS BBQ KERR CLOWNS LEGION OF HONOR MINI-WHEELS MOTOR PATROL NEMNUF ORIENTAL BAND PATROL PROVOST GUARD RED ROADSTERS ROD & GUN CLUB ROUSTABOUTS RV CLUB SENIORS SHOTGUN UNIT SONS OF HIRAM SASIRNOS CLOWNS
1st Monday 3rd Tuesday
7pm Room 9 6:30pm Room 7 7:30pm Room 5 7pm Room 5 12pm as Designated 12:00pm Camp Pavilion 7:00pm Room 4 6:00pm as Designated 7pm Directors Rm. 7:30pm Directors Rm. 7:30pm Room 8 7:30pm Room 7 6:30pm Room 9
2nd Sun. Feb.,Apr. 5:00pm Roustabout Rm. June, Aug.,Oct.Dec.
7:30pm Room 12 7pm Room 6 Wed. Before Stated 7pm Pavilion 4th Monday 7pm Room 11 2nd Monday As Designated 2nd Tuesday 7:30pm Room 10 3rd Monday 7pm Room 5 2nd Monday 7:30pm Room 11 Each Wednesday 7pm Room 8 4th Monday 7pm Room 6 1st Wednesday 7pm Provost Gd. 1st Tuesday 7pm Room 10 1st Sunday 12pm RoustaboutRm 1st Wednesday 6pm RoustaboutRm 4th Weekend As Designated 1st Thursday 12pm Parlors 2nd Monday 7pm Directors Rm. 1st Monday 7pm Parlors 1st Wednesday 7pm as Designated
CLUB MEETINGS BOERNE SC CANYON LAKE FT. CLARK SPRINGS GUADALUPE VALLEY HILL COUNTRY LAREDO SC
3rd Wednesday 2nd Monday 4th Saturday 3rd Monday 1st Monday 1st Wednesday
6:30pm as Designated 6:30pm Lakeside GC. 6:30pm Ramada Inn 6:00pm as Designated 11:00am Inn of the Hills 7:00pm as Designated
AFFILIATED ORGANIZATION MEETINGS CIBOLO MASONIC LDG KELLY MASONIC LDG VICTORY MASONIC LDG DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE
4th Monday 1st Tuesday 2nd Tuesday 2nd Thursday
7:00pm 7:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
TX CHPT. #35 OES
7:30pm as Designated
LADIES ORIENTAL SHRINE 1st Thursday
Alzafar Annex Alzafar Annex Alzafar Annex Parlors
PAST POTENTATES OF ALZAFAR SHRINE 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966
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.*
1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018
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 Jason Triggs
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) 2012 Rick Oberg (El Zagal) * Asterisk Denotes the Passing of Our Illustrious Sir
MARCH CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2nd 7th 11th 12th 14th 23rd 30th
Masonic Youth Luncheon & Grand Masters Conference Seniors Meeting & Luncheon/Roustabout Rm 12:00 noon LOS Stated Meeting/Lodge Room 7:00 pm Finance & Divan Meetings/Conference Room 5:00 pm IHOP National Pancake Day Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom 7:30 pm NILE Stated Session/Parlors 7:30 pm LOS Installation of Officers/Terrace Room 2:00 pm NILE Installation of Officers/Ballroom 2:00 pm
APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS 4th 6th 7th 8th 11th 13th 27th
Seniors Meeting & Luncheon/Parlors LOS Stated Meeting/Parlors Poteet Strawberry Festival Parade Children's Easter Egg Hunt/Pavilion Finance & Divan Meeting/Conference Room Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom NILE Stated Session/Parlors Nobility Gala/Ballroom Fiesta Flambeau Parade/San Antonio
12:00 noon 7:00 pm 10:00 am 2:00-4:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:00 pm
MAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2nd 4th 6th 9th 18th 25th 27th
Seniors Meeting & Luncheon/Parlors LOS Stated Meeting/Parlors Helotes Cornyval Parade Finance & Divan Meeting/Conference Room Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom NILE Stated Session/Parlors Alzafar Car Show/Parking Lot Bandera Memorial Day Parade MEMORIAL DAY-SHRINE CENTER CLOSED
12:00 noon 7:00 pm 10:00 am 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 10:00 am