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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: www.thesashrineauditorium.com Alzafar Shriners E-mail: alzafarrecorder@gmail.com Official Website: www.alzafar.org 2019 ELECTIVE DIVAN Potentate …………………………………………………Eric A. 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 …………………………………Steve Starr Director ……………………………………………………Donald English Marshall …………………………………………………………Ken Propes Captain of the Guard ……………………………………..Josh Miller Outer Guard ……………………………………………….Paul Dawson Chaplain ……………………………………………..Robert M. DeWalt 2019 IMPERIAL REPRESENTATIVES Potentate ………………………………………………….Eric A. 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 August 08 ,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

Potentate Recorder

Eric A. DeWalt Thomas D. Leverett

Eric A. DeWalt Alzafar Potentate Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

243 years ago, our Founding Fathers were tasked with creating a new nation and a new system of government. The newly drafted Declaration of Independence stated that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

These few words provided the citizens of this new nation the right to pursue their lives without the threat of tyranny or persecution. These unalienable rights are as relevant today as they were more than two centuries ago. To put it in perspective, the right of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness allows us as Free Masons and Shriners to convene and pursue our mission without interference or oppression.

Outstanding men and women have served this country with honor, dedication, pride and sacrifice to protect and honor the Constitution of the United States and its citizens. As we celebrate our nations 243rd birthday, may we remember that freedom is not the right to do as we please, but an opportunity to do what is right.

My family and I wish our Masonic and Shrine family a happy and safe 4th of July celebration. Thank You and God Bless


CHIEF RABBAN Chief Rabban Ramblings Marty Bartlett

ASSISTANT RABBAN Travis Elmendorf

Hello Alzafar, In a little over 2 months our big Shrine Circus will be upon us in San Antonio. We only have a month left to get circus program ads and banners turned in–see the insert in the center of the Achbar. I am asking you to approach your doctor, your car mechanic, or your local restaurant and ask them if they would support the Shriners by buying an ad to advertise their business. It is a win–win for them in that they are helping out a local organization and also reaching a large, target audience. Also, if you re-sell an ad that was in last year’s program, you will receive a 15% commission. If you sell a new ad or one that was in a prior year program you will receive a 20% commission! That is double the commissions from last year. What a big incentive to go out and sell. So for ever new full page ad that you sell ($500 ad), you will make $100 profit for yourself or your club. It will be a great opportunity for all of us to make some money on Circus. The ad brochures can be picked up from the Shrine office or I can email them to you. Fill them out and return them to Carol or Tommy in the office or myself and we will get the ad in place. Within the month you will be receiving your circus Nobility tickets. Please buy your Circus tickets (at a 50% discount) when they come out within the month. Either use the tickets with friends and relatives or donate them back to us so that we can use them for under privileged children that would like to attend the circus. If you do not want to buy the half-priced tickets, please return them to us in that the tickets are numbered and we are required to account for them. Also, we will be having a big new Circus banquet, where a great meal and open bar will be served and the Circus performed up close around your table. You will also have the opportunity to have 1 or 2 circus performers sitting with you at your table, to discuss what the life of a circus performer is like. It will be a great opportunity to actually get to know some of our circus performers. We are selling tables now, so call the office to reserve your table so that you don’t miss out on this new and exciting event.

Happy Birthday to our great country. May we always remember the men and women, that through their actions and persistence brought forth the United States of America. May it carry on for many years into the future. I hope you all have an enjoyable holiday. As we continue moving forward into 2019, many are the items that our Temple has on the books. Wether they are being held by the Units, Clubs, Ladies organizations or the Temple itself, thank you all in advance for your assistance and participation in all things Alzafar. The date for our 2019 Hospital Gala: 5 October. Be on the look out for scheduled meetings. If you have assisted in the past or would like to assist this year. Please reach out, any and all are welcome. Our lives are forever busy with the day to day and the items that place themselves in our path, we are forever grateful for the time that you, the Nobility and it’s Ladies provide. Muchisimas Gracias por todo lo que haces. Much Love.


High Priest & Prophet

Oriental Guide

Robert Noman II

The Alzafar train is still running full steam ahead as we enter the month of July. The year is just a little over half way behind us now. If the second half of the year is like the first half, we will continue having FUN and making life long memories. I would like to take this opportunity and thank all of the units, clubs, Nobles, and ladies that made the trip up to Wichita Falls, either to compete, cheer on, or support the nobility. Alzafar had quite the turn out during competition. We brought home 17 trophies and showed other Shrine Centers that we have a lot of fun, fellowship, and sportsmanship, all while supporting a bigger picture. My hat goes off to each and every one of you. Peter Marshal once said “May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” We celebrate our independence this month. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July and weekend celebration. It is also my hope that you had an opportunity to reflect on our independence as a nation, what it took to achieve that independence, as well as what it takes to keep the freedoms that we have today. The next event for Lady Tiffany and I is the Full Form Ceremonial. This event will be held on August 10th. It will be an opportunity for us to honor and welcome all of the new Nobles that have joined our ranks here at Alzafar. If you have never had an opportunity to attend this section of your initiation, I encourage you to call the office and get added to the list to attend. If you have been initiated in the past and wish to do it again, please let us know that as well. If you are able to attend any of the festivities that day, please come on out and celebrate with us. We will have a fun filled day and a dinner that night. Please call the office and RSVP for this event so we can plan accordingly. Lady Tiffany and I look forward to visiting with each and every one of you at the next event or whenever we see you out and about.

Rick Reyes III

Another month down and another month closer to some fun summer activities at Alzafar. With our most recent Boerne Parade, I’m reminded of how much fun we truly have as a Shriners in our community. The day started off with what most would consider the start of summer in the hill country and ended with some serious fun at Camp Alzafar. I’d like to personally thank the Alzafar Host Team and Camp Alzafar Association for putting on one heck of a party out at camp. The weekend went off without a hitch and I believe it’s because of the teamwork that our Shrine has emphasized as the most important aspect of a successful temple. Your efforts have not only been noticed locally as our membership both at the Shrine level and at the Masonic level have started to flourish but also nationally, as many of our Imperial Sirs noted our enthusiasm at TSA. Thank you once again for all you do. Moving forward, we have our upcoming Fourth of July parade in Seguin followed by our annual Camp Alzafar Fourth of July celebration which I’m sure will be one we won’t soon forget. When you receive this, Alzafar will most likely be on the tails of a successful and insightful time at Imperial Session in Nashville, TN. If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend an Imperial Session, I’d urge you to try and attend one in the near future. I promise you, it will be a time you won’t regret nor soon forget. From the comradery to the fun, Imperial Sessions have traditionally been an event that a Shriner will never forget. You’ll meet friends that you’ll keep for a lifetime and if you compete, you can bring your skills to a national level. Lastly, don’t forget that our next OG

Round Table will be the fourth Tuesday of July so please come out if you can. Until Next Time, Rick Reyes III


THE BAND By: Richard Wallace MEMBERSHIP By: Al Rapoza

Nobles, I’d like to share this with you. we can make a difference.

Together

Restoration & At Risk-Member Calling Tips: 1. Send email, letter or postcard to member to note temple will be following up. 2. Best times to call are generally between 6:308:00 p.m. 3. Have as much information as possible about the Noble before calling. 4. Speak slowly and clearly. 5. Be warm, friendly, genuine and energetic. 6. Be ready to be a good listener from the very beginning of the conversation. Keep an open mind. 7. Don’t be critical and try very hard to let the member air his views without upsetting him. 8. While the member is talking search for common ground in the conversation that will allow you to determine his priority needs and desires and build the basis for becoming his friend. 9. Make the Noble feel important and always thank him for his responses. 10. Take and record notes for any additional follow up.

While Alzafar Shrine Center is dark for the month of July, three Alzafar Shrine Band Members are in deepest, darkest Africa. Noble Eric Fenton, Noble Robert Packer, and Noble Richard Wallace are on the 7th Band and Bible Mission to Uganda. The mission this year lasts from July 5th through July 21st. There are three bands that they work with. The Mengo 1st Company Boys and Girls Brigade Brass Band in Kampala, the Nebbi Diocese Brass Band in Goli, and the BunyoroKitara Diocese Brass Band in Hoima are these three bands. Eric will focus on bible studies and chair the scholarship committee. Richard’s focus will include brass performance instruction and proper instrument care. Percussion is Robert’s area of expertise. The mission this year is carrying several trumpets, one, four trombones, one baritone, and one snare drum to distribute. In addition to the instruments, they have eighteen drumheads, fifty-eight drumsticks, and instrument cleaning equipment. This year’s music will focus on antiphonal brass ensembles performing hymns. The main focus right now is maintenance of instruments inasmuch as we are probably nearing the end of our mission trips. Rehearsals will resume on Thursday, August 1st at 6:00pm in Room 7. We are always looking for more performers, especially woodwinds, low brass, and percussion. 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 rfwall@swbell.net.


GOLF UNIT GIMMIES By: Walt Atencio Nobles and Ladies, please welcome Noble Stuart Hoffman and Lady Jenny into the Golf Unit and family. Golf rules and regulations might frown on it, but the Alzafar golf unit made it happen, allowing six nobles to ride on two golf carts and represent Alzafar and the golf unit at the Memorial Day Parade in Bandera. A “high five” to Nobles Studdard, Hamilton, Nino, Farmer, Bourne and Grona. Nobles Farmer, Bourne, Grona and Waggoner represented the Golf Unit at TSA and competed in the annual golf tournament. No trophy was won, but they made quite an impression with the Imperial Potentate with the colorful uniforms. The Chaplain during his presentation talked about the weather finally breaking down said “The Lord looked down and the first thing he saw when the clouds parted was Alzafar”. Way to go Nobles. F O R E

Many units from Alzafar showed up to TSA 2019 for competition and gave it their ALL. None more so then our very own Golf unit. A siesta was called for after their day on the field. Well played Nobles. Well played!!!

HILLBILLY CLAN #152 By: Ken Propes Hey Cousins! Hope this finds everyone well. We are looking forward to seeing everyone for our August meeting. Meanwhile we have a lot going on with fundraising events. Our Possum Queen candidates each have a raffle going on. Gay Smitha is raffling off a pistol ~ a Taurus S2 9mm with a teal grip at the August Stated Meeting and Mandy Anderson is raffling off a pellet smoker this fall. Please support our candidates as they raise money for the Transportation Fund. Additionally, David Hadley generously donated a Ruger 1022 rifle and a Taurus 9 mm handgun to raise money for the Hillbilly Clan coffers. These guns will both be given away at the August Stated Meeting. It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! Our party this year is Dec 14th in the Terrace Room. At our last meeting we voted to do something a bit different for our gift exchange. We need everyone who is going to participate to bring a small gift or gifts that can be wrapped up in one of four giant plastic wrap balls with all the other balls. During the party we have a fun new game planned where you will win a variety of these gifts. I am asking that you bring the gifts to one of our meetings before Christmas so we can get the balls prepared in advance. Have a great month!


HONOR GUARD By: Al Aranda Right off from jump street the club lost an Honorary Member, Raul Cervera. He was not a shriner, but he and his lady, Annie supported the club big time. He used to take us to the starting point at the Laredo parade and at Fiesta every year and also supported the club at some of the TSA. Our condolences goes out to Annie. Need to thank the lineups at the stated meeting, the Boerne parade and at the Palacio del Rey downtown. Everybody at the convention downtown were happy as a pig in mud. Again Nobles, reminding everybody about the ads and Buck-a-Lines for the circus and at the same time the tickets from our raffle. Remember, this raffle is strictly for us. Now, everybody save the date: 13th of July for our get together at the Longhorn from 1300 to 1600 hrs. Let’s everybody show up for the friendship and fun. Hoping that all you Nobles made a lot of points with your better half and all of you got breakfast in bed for Father’s Day. Need to congratulate all the teams that won trophy’s at TSA. All members deserve an atta boy for a job well done. May the Lord keep his arms around

all of us to keep us in good health and safe.

THE LAREDO SHRINE CLUB By: Larry Lowe Our monthly meeting was held June 5, 2019, at the Laredo Masonic Lodge. A potluck supper was provided by the members and their wives. Thank you to all of those that participated in the meal. Our restaurant bucket collections continue to be successful. Our last Shrine Hospital Outreach Clinic was held on May 9, 2019. Even though it was a shortened clinic we still saw about 65 patients. Our Club is looking into several different types of fund raisers to be held over the next few months. We are exploring the idea of having a group of comedians come down to Laredo to perform and also, the possibility of having a Bingo. Our next meeting will be held on July 31, 2019 at the Masonic Lodge and our next Outreach Clinic is to be held August 8, 9, 2019.


Smiley’s Shenanigan’s Nothin’ like a little Texas wisdom!! Don't worry about bitin' off more than you can chew, your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger'n you think. There's two theories to arguin' with a woman; neither one works. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along...and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep...your mouth shut. Never smack a man who's chewin' tobacco. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there. Never follow good whiskey with water, unless you're out of good whiskey. News events are like Texas weather. If you don't like it, wait a minute. Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction. Don't interfere with something that ain't botherin' you none. The easiest way to eat crow is while it's still warm. The colder it gets, the harder it is to swaller. Finally, never kick a fresh cow chip on a hot day. MORE FROM THE LAW What do you call an honest lawyer? An oxymoron.

AAANNNDDDD THE RECIPE FOR THE MONTH IS???? EGGPLANT-CHEESE CASSEROLE!! From the Kitchen of Vivian Suttle 1 Med Eggplant

1 Onion

3Eggs

½ Cup Bread Crumbs

1 Green Pepper Cheese

1 Cup Grated Sharp

Peel and cube eggplant, cover with salted water, bring to a boil until very tender. Mash. Blend slightly beaten eggs, chopped green pepper, onion and bread crumbs. (Mixture will be very moist). Place in 1 1/2 quart casserole dish , sprinkle cheese on top. Cover and bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

That’s all I have!!! Until next month!! Keep the sun in your eyes! Smiley!!!


PROVOST GUARD By: John Pendleton

demitting the Shrine and a couple other Masonic Bodies until my dad passed away in January 2011. Though I was preparing mentally and financially to take care of everything, Brothers that I grew up with as a kid in northern Ohio offered assistance. It happened again just a couple years ago. I am forever grateful and will continue to pay it forward. Alibi, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and Like it!

Well May is over. The Provost Guard is dark in June and July. Members are now preparing for Imperial 2019 being held in Nashville TN June 28 to July 4, 2019. Hope to see all of you there! Now is also a great time to visit the Lodges and bring our Brethren along to experience the joy and camaraderie with Shrinedom and family activities. Our best wishes to all those sick and ailing. Our next meeting is Aug 7th. So until then, have a good time off. Keep up on the Shrine events for the year. ALZAFAR SHOTGUN UNIT AKA Smokin Clays By: Terry Zittle

RED ROADSTERS By: Ken Whited Greetings and salutations to all! I hope this article finds you and your families doing well. At the last Red Roadster meeting, five members were present. As many of you know, we were dark this month due to the Imperial Session, but August is a go again for the Stated Meeting on the 6th at 5pm instead of the usual 6pm. Please come so you can help discuss some of the changes that are being planned. I want to give a quick, but very deserving recognition to Noble Tim Horgan for being the May 2019 Shriner of the Month! Congratulations Tim! The citation for Shriner of the Month did not include the work that he has done working on our Red Roadsters from carburetor rebuilds to tire changes in an effort to get them ready for the Texas Shrine Association in June. Though we didn’t make it, we wouldn’t have gotten as close as we did without

Tim’s expertise and hard work. Thank you Sir! With your continued assistance, I think we’ll make it next year. Lastly, I have noticed over the years that Brothers have a tendency to keep reasons for their distress to themselves. Sometimes helping them is as simple as providing an ear to chew on. We all stand tall to help a child. We all need to stand tall to offer assistance to a Brother who may be distressed, but is reluctant to ask for that assistance. And it helps to stand tall recognizing that we can’t do it by ourselves and ask for assistance in some fashion. Personally, in 2010 I thought about

Greetings to all. Well TSA 2019 is over and in the books. We fielded 3 teams and in my personal opinion we did quite well. Our A Team was manned by our President Bill Willis, Scott Brown, Roger Pfeil, Jerry Smitha, and Tom Jackson. Our B Team, also known as F Troop, was composed of Dave Jackson, Terry Hoke, Hoagy Elmendorf, Guillermo DeHoyos, and yours truly. Our C Team was staffed by J.B. Clarkson, Ken Propes, Michael Raymond, Jose Gutierrez, and a Ghost. Our A Team placed 3rd in Class A, B Team placed 2nd in Class C, and our C Team placed 3rd in Class C. And the High Overall shooter in C Class was J.B. Clarkson. Congratulations to all of competitors! We also had a great showing from our Ladies, Gay Smitha, Karen Pfeil, Minnie Elmendorf, Lori Propes, Marina Raymond, and Mayra DeHoyos. Thank you, Ladies. In addition many thanks are in order to Hoagy and Minnie Elmendorf for being our Hosts at the Hotel on Wednesday night. As for the Texas Shrine Shotgun Sports Association, our very own Jerry Smitha was elected to be our 1st Vice President for 2019-2020 and we donated $1,000.00 to the Houston Hospital’s Transportation Fund. Go TSSSA! Although we will be dark in June 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. At our last meeting, we had Taco Delight and Taco Suprise prepared by our honorary 3rd Vice President and Chef David Hadley. At that meeting we had 13 members and 7 ladies present. 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!


Presentation by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Sponsored by the Alzafar Rod & Gun Club Date: August 4, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm, meal at 1:00 pm Where: Roustabouts Room Meal: Pork Loin with two sides Cost: $10.00 per plate The Rod & Gun Club will have a presentation by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department just in time for dove season. This is a great time to learn about the dove hunting season as well as gun safety. He will have a slide presentation and be open to questions. This presentation is open to all Shriners and the general public. Show up for a great meal and social time. There will be raffle prizes worth over $200 after the presentation. There will also be a raffle for a new Taurus G2S 9mm from the Hillbilly Clan #152 that will be drawn at the Stated Session on August 8th. Please RSVP to mbarnes075@gmail.com or call 210394-4321 so we can get a head count for the meal. Dove Season: Central Zone – Sept. 1 – Nov. 6 / Dec. 17 – Jan 8 South Zone – Sept. 23 – Nov. 13 / Dec. 17 – Jan 23

ALZAFAR ROD & GUN CLUB By: Craig Noyes Hello All. Summer is here. For our July meeting it was voted and approved that the Rod & Gun Club go dark with the Fourth of July and other events planned at the same time, President Barnes figured it was best. At the June meeting, Past President Rich Thompson talked about having a Casino Trip to Louisiana, or maybe a short trip to the Lucky Eagle Casino in personal vehicle’s to make it easy. More info to come. At the Clubs' August meeting there will be a presentation by Texas Parks & Wildlife about the upcoming hunting season. For our Annual Dove Hunt, the Club will be going to the Shawn Williams Ranch in Kennedy. There will be shooting at clay targets along with the Dove Hunt and a Brisket meal will be served. The event is open to all Shriners so please come a join us. The meal for our June meeting was catered by Bill Barker's son who made a Brisket Dinner that couldn’t be beat. We still need more people showing up for meetings as we barely have enough to pay for the meal. This cuts into the money we are able to donate to the Transportation Fund. The Rod & Gun Club is open to all Shriners and if you are not doing anything on the first Sunday of the month, please come and join us in the Roustabout Room at 12:00 noon, have a Bloody Mary and some fun and fellowship as you won’t be disappointed. President Barnes has also started having different games after the meeting that many people enjoy and will pay Fifty/Fifty to those that win. Sandy Miller was the big winner last meeting. That is all I have to offer for the good of the order so I will say “Thank you all and may there be many fish on your stringer”.


The Story of the Fourth of July The Declaration of Independence We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. But July 4, 1776 wasn't the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776). It wasn’t the day we started the American Revolution either (that had happened back in April 1775). And it wasn't the day Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence (that was in June 1776). Or the date on which the Declaration was delivered to Great Britain (that didn't happen until November 1776). Or the date it was signed (that was August 2, 1776).

So what did happen on July 4, 1776? The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. They'd been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all of the edits and changes. July 4, 1776, became the date that was included on the Declaration of Independence, and the fancy handwritten copy that was signed in August (the copy now displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.) It’s also the date that was printed on the Dunlap Broadsides, the original printed copies of the Declaration that were circulated throughout the new nation. So when people thought of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 was the date they remembered. In contrast, we celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, the anniversary of the date the Constitution was signed, not the anniversary of the date it was approved. If we’d followed this same approach for the Declaration of Independence we’d being celebrating Independence Day on August 2nd of each year, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed!

How did the Fourth of July become a national holiday?

For the first 15 or 20 years after the Declaration was written, people didn’t celebrate it much on any date. It was too new and too much else was happening in the young nation. By the 1790s, a time of bitter partisan conflicts, the Declaration had become controversial. One party, the DemocraticRepublicans, admired Jefferson and the Declaration. But the other party, the Federalists, thought the Declaration was too French and too anti-British, which went against their current policies. By 1817, John Adams complained in a letter that America seemed uninterested in its past. But that would soon change. After the War of 1812, the Federalist party began to come apart and the new parties of the 1820s and 1830s all considered themselves inheritors of Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans. Printed copies of the Declaration began to circulate again, all with the date July 4, 1776, listed at the top. The deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on July 4, 1826, may even have helped to promote the idea of July 4 as an important date to be celebrated. Celebrations of the Fourth of July became more common as the years went on and in 1870, almost a hundred years after the Declaration was written, Congress first declared July 4 to be a national holiday as part of a bill to officially recognize several holidays, including Christmas. Further legislation about national holidays, including July 4, was passed in 1939 and 1941. © Oak Hill Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Oak Hill Publishing Company. Box 6473, Naperville, IL 60567 For questions or comments about this site please email us at info@constitutionfacts.com


Tentative Parade Schedule… Year, 2019 Note: Subject to change!

DATE

PARADE

LOCATION

LINE-UP

START

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)


IN MEMORY OF

DONOR

Arlon Georg

Red Roadsters

James Trevino

Charlene McGuire

Jo Mayo

Paul Lemon

Kimberly Buford

P.P. JD Thomas & Lady Valerie

Kimberly Buford

Donna Blue

Kimberly Buford

Marilyn & Gene Chamberlain

Kimberly Buford

Peggy McCampbell

Kimberly Buford

Jack & Chris Elliff

Kimberly Buford

Cliff & Peggy Newman

Kimberly Buford

Eddy & Doreen Bowers

Kimberly Buford

Ronnie & Joan Pfeil

Kimberly Buford

Betty Reed Pfeil

La Nell Speer

Retha Spaulding

Robert Toups

Charlie Bedgood

Ron Hudson

Jacqualine Purvis

Russell Young

Mr. Earl Fowler

Sally Keele

Yvonne Reimers

Marshall Bates Tommy V. Smith Andres G. Rivera

Alzafar Classifieds 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 @ 615-7466888. 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. 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: #5 Arabia at Camp Alzafar. Please call Ronny @ 210-724-9653 for details and also for showing. FOR SALE: #7 Maskat at Camp Alzafar. 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin across from the ball park. Includes all furnishings and golf cart. Call Noble Mark Morley at 210-632-4194. FOR SALE: 2011 E Z -Go Golf cart with cargo bed. 48 volt. Asking $2,000.00. Call 210-724-6154. FOR SALE: 400CC Scooter in excellent condition. Has windshield, box to carry items. Contact Noble Keith Jorgensen @ 210-521-1679 or 210-422-9820.


JULY CALENDAR OF EVENTS 4th 8th

INDEPENDENCE DAY-SHRINE CENTER CLOSED 4th of July Parade/Seguin 10:00 am Finance & Divan Meeting/Conference Room 5:00 pm

_____________________________________________________________ AUGUST CALENDAR OF EVENTS 1st 5th 8th 10th 31st

Seniors Meeting & Luncheon/Terrace Room Finance & Divan Meeting/Conference Room Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom Alzafar Ceremonial/Ballroom Kendall County Fair Parade/Boerne Camp Alzafar Closing Festivities/Boerne

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

______________________________________________________ SEPTEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2nd 5th 13th-15th 19th

LABOR DAY-SHRINE CENTER CLOSED Seniors Meeting & Luncheon/Parlors LOS Stated Meeting/Parlors 76th Alzafar Shrine Circus/Freeman Coliseum Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom NILE Stated Session/Parlors

12:00 noon 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm

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Alzafar Achbar  

July 2019

Alzafar Achbar  

July 2019