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 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 November 07,2019 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
POTENTATE Eric A. DeWalt Right on Track! Your elected Divan has been working diligently to march this Fraternity proudly into the future. October is here and we are right on track. We have been working hard to stay within our proposed year’s budget as well as accomplishing all of our capital improvement goals. There are many committees working together on projects that will accomplish just this. Currently, we are working on Camp to finalize a new dwelling for our Alzafar Camp Caretaker. The FOOT committee has made great strides in gathering information for the Future Of Our Temple. The new audio equipment has been in for some time now. We have acquired a Temple van from the purchase of a Hospital van with monies going into our transportation fund. The kitchen upgrades and remodel are right on track. The new table and chairs for our Temple’s rentals are now in and the updated RV spots are scheduled to be done by years end. If that is not enough, as I am writing this article, the 2019 Circus, the Hospital Gala, the Masonic Picnic the OG Halloween party coupled with the Alzafar Car Club’s Car Show and BBQ Cookoff are all in front of us but as you read this article these events have now passed. It is very difficult to comment on events that have not taken place as of yet but if I can comment on all the individuals that put in such hard work and long hours to put on these events, I can say with great certainty that each of these events were all a huge success. I could not be more proud of how this year is unfolding. We are right on track for great things. I was so very honored to have our Imperial Sir. Jim Smith and Lady Alice grace us with their presence and spread their message of bringing “FUN” back to this fraternity. I so look forward to the future. The DeWalt family thanks each and every one of you for the role you play in having fun while helping children. LUM
CHIEF RABBAN CHIEF RABBAN RAMBLINGS Marty Bartlett
Assistant Rabban Travis Elmendorf
As I write this article, Circus ended just a few hours ago. While everyone is tired, it is a very satisfying feeling knowing that Alzafar put on a very successful circus. Circus is a very large undertaking that requires a large and dedicated team. Thanks go out to Dennis Stevens, Marco and Lori Zuniga, Doreen Bowers, Mike Calloway, Russell Brown, Dale Curry and many others for preparing some great meals for all of us. Roger and Karen Pfeil led an outstanding bar team that always had refreshing drinks available. The Brews Brothers added some great new flavors to our drink menu. Eddy Bowers put together our plans for RV spots while Doreen put together a beautiful circus program for us. Diane Swoboda, Dessie Vargas, and Bert Gonzalez led an excellent program selling team. Garrett Ethridge put together an amazing clown group that constantly entertained their fans. Luis and Dyana Cardenas assisted with the logistics efforts for the Circus Banquet and entertained us by being the DJ on Saturday night. Bryan Hunter kept the strong watch at the gate, while the Golf Unit kept a close eye on the Branding Iron. The Provost Guard watched all our backs behind the scenes. George and Alice Robbins, Joe and Staci Urby, Lee Hubbard, Michael Ethridge, Pat Edwards and Bill Liles worked many, many issues behind the scene that were never seen. Richard Wallace and the band were outstanding while the Honor Guard made us all look great with their presentations. Harry Kinsey and Art Loera did their normal, fantastic job of running the circus parade and capturing the entire circus event in pictures. Alan Ditmore and David Olivares kept everyone interested with their introductions and the Divan and Divan ladies made us proud with their support and actions. Finally, there is Martha Bartlett. She was there to assist in every aspect, from decorating, to putting together the silent auction, to problem solving when needed. You never want to thank people by name since you run the risk of leaving someone important out, which I likely did. You can see just by the group leads – it takes a large, awesome team to make this event a hit. It will take at least a month to see how we did financially on circus. I hope to have numbers for you next month but suffice it to say that the net result will be very good for us again this year.
Greetings Alzafar, each month I always attempt to give thanks to all who assisted with the many going on’s within our Temple. By the time that you receive this edition, Circus, Gala and maybe the Masonic Picnic will be in the rearview mirror. None of this could have come to fruition without the assistance of the Nobility and their families. Thank you all for your continued dedication, support and love for our Alzafar. Many are the names that need to be presented for their generous gift of time and sweat. Top of the list is Lady Doreen Bowers, Noble Steve White, Noble William Wassberg, IS Stu Simms, the Alzafar Divan and most especially my wife Brenda. In putting together this year’s Gala I reached out to many different companies and individuals outside our normal benefactors. Surprised was I by the lack of familiarity of the Shrine and our mission. The contacts have been made, we will need to continue with the dialogue, in our efforts to bolster the Shrine and its mission; we need to look outwards. As our OG has stated, educated while in Tampa during OG seminar- “We must look outside the box.” Our future is in our own hands, we as a team must look into; how to and to whom we can reach out and establish these connections that will benefit Alzafar and our mission of Shrine Hospital support. As always your input is welcomed, the future is ours. Much Love
the names on the list of our departed is becoming more and more familiar. We have lost a lot of great men this year. Without a doubt, they will be missed dearly. Like every event Lady Tiffany and I have hosted, we ask that you please call the Shrine office and RSVP for this event. We want to make sure we have enough food for our members and guests for the reception that follows the Memorial.
HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET Robert Norman II The 2019 Ceremonial has passed and the dust has settled. Even after a successful event, there is always room for growth. After talking with the new Nobles both during and after the event, I was able to listen to advice, ideas, and concerns. They have given us suggestions on how to make this event better. We are now hard at work figuring out how we can utilize new ideas in the future of the Ceremonial. Stay tuned for changes to come. We also learned by talking with the new Nobles that we, as a Shrine Center, are lacking in communication. We need to do a better job getting the word out to the different functions in and around our shrine. They asked question about units and clubs like the following: What do we do during the circus? What is the Gala? We keep hearing get involved – but how do we do that? Though the method sometimes varies, we try to get the word out for all Nobles and families alike. With that being said, we are on a mission to figure out new ways to communicate information to all of Alzafar. Who has had fun so far this year? I know Lady Tiffany and I have. Last month Alzafar was honored to have Imperial Sir Jim Smith and Lady Alice come to our stated meeting. While he was here, he spoke to the nobility and said his moto next year will be “Having Fun in 21”. I believe he will bring “fun” back to the fraternity, but one thing is for sure -- Alzafar doesn’t have a problem with having fun!! The circus is now behind us and what a time we all had! Marty and his team did an outstanding job hosting and running the 2019 circus. I, for one, always look forward to the next circus and excited that we have the circus contract scheduled for the next two years. This year the High Priest and Prophet is also tasked with the Shrine Memorial. The Memorial is set for November 3rd from 2-4. This is an opportunity for us to honor the families of the Nobles that we have lost over this past year. Please plan to celebrate the life of our dearly departed brethren during this time. Since I have become a member of Alzafar, it seems
ORIENTAL GUIDE Rick Reyes III
Way to go Team Alzafar! Another successful event is in the books. Circus came and went in a flash and the entire nobility did their part to ensure a great time was had by all. Congratulations to Marty and Martha for a great Circus. As we move into the year, we have a few more events to plan for so keep your eyes and ears open for information. The next OG round table is slated for September 24 th with the last one coming in November (more info to follow). The next official OG event will be Halloween. The party has been moved to the 26th of October from 11am1pm and will be in conjunction with the Motor Club Car Show and BBQ cook-off. We plan to have a haunted hallway, candy for the kids, a costume competition, and a few more surprises. Make sure you plan to come out Friday the 24th to help with set up and then plan on attending the day of. As for communication, many of you have made it known that you aren’t getting information that is communicated to the units. That is very concerning for us as communication is our life blood for the many successes we are looking towards in the future. If you are in a unit and you are not getting the communication that is being sent out, please inform your unit heads as they are the lead on all things Shrine that is sent out. If you, as the unit leadership are not receiving the information we are sending out, please call Carol in the office, ASAP so that she can update the email distribution list. As always, the information for all events can be found in a few different areas. First, is from your unit heads. Second is from the Shrine office. Third would be at a stated meeting. Fourth would be in the minutes from both our stated meetings and officers
call meeting. Fifth would be through various media outlets that we use such as www.alzafar.org and Facebook. Lastly, please feel free to call anyone of the Divan members as I’m sure we’d be happy to assist in any way we can. Communication is key and it’s important that the nobility has access to all upcoming events. Lastly, I’m looking forward to the last half of the year. Again, we have the Halloween party, the Children’s Christmas party, and a few parades in the works. I’m really excited to see everyone at each of the events representing our Shrine. As a Divan, we plan to continue our push for membership and as our Imperial Sir Jeff Sowder would say, lets get “Just One”! If everyone can bring in just one noble, our ranks will swell. We have so much to look forward to as a Shrine and I’m optimistic in our membership goals. We are well on our way to achieving gold status for Alzafar. I’m ready, are you? Until Next time..
RECORDERS CORNER T-Bone Tommy Leverett alzafarrecorder@ gmail.com Reflections on our Shrine Circus: I know the Circus is over, but it puts on a smile on my face when I think back to the days my wife and I would take our children to the Shrine Circus. Even though Ashley and Neil are grown they still ask Dad for tickets to and they go with their friends and their own families. Lisa and I still get to take our Grandson, Peanut” to the Shrine Circus. Bobby Miller, Ice Bucket watched my kids grow up at Camp and now every year we look forward to taking a picture with Bobby and our Grandson. Life has a way to go by way to fast and you need to enjoy the “little things” whenever you have an opportunity. Last year Peanut loved Spiderman and the Transformer Car the most. I will find out this week what his favor acts are for 2019. I hope you and your family made the trip out to watch the “Greatest Show on Earth”. Road Expansion in our future: TDOT is working on obtaining the Right of Way for the the expansion of Blanco Road in from of the Alzafar Center. One of my dearest friends and fellow Shriners, Russ Griffith, hates for me to refer to our facility as the Center. For many years it was the
Temple, now we call it the Center or the Shriner Auditorium mainly for Rental purposes. OK, I kind of got off track. The access road will be expanded and we will lose about 10 free of frontage. I have been busy getting bids to rebuild our fence and entrance. We will always have access to the property during the construction. When the project is complete you will need to turn Right or Left at Blanco. You will no longer be allowed to go straight. They will also cut down several trees that just so happen to be blocking our digital sign. Update on Rentals: As many of you know we terminated our relationship with our building rental director. Since about the middle of May Carol Kintigh, David Gibson and I have taken over the marketing of our building. The good news is we are on schedule to hit our goal of $640,000 in rental income. The better news is we have reached out to many rentals that left and said they would not come back and they are now excited about bringing their rentals back to the Shrine. Part of the process was to get someone to learn how to put the messages on the digital sign and our Maintenance Supervisor stepped up to the plate and learned how. If your Unit or Club would like to have something on our sign get the information to David and a quarter of a million people a day will see you message. Parade weather is almost perfect: Come out and join the fun and let the public know why we are so proud to be Shriners. Look in this Achbar for the dates of the next parade or go to alzafarparades.com. ACHBAR on Line: go to alzafar.org to view the current and past copies of our award winning monthly newsletter. Give your articles to Carol in the office no later than the 10th of each month and say Thank You to Travis Elmendorf for serving as our editor. Come out and join us at the next event or Shrine Parade and find out why I say “Alzafar Rocks”!
ALZAFAR MOTOR CLUB Nobles & Friends, Our next Car Show will be on October 26th, your club is making a difference in the lives of our Shrine Children. The weather should be a little cooler and if you missed the May Car Show, come to this one. Please mark your calendars. We’ll be honored to have you all by our side for the Car Show. Some can attend, some can’t but we can all do our part by spreading the word. If you are a club member or fellow Shriner, we respectfully ask that you support us but communicating… spread the word… in this issue of the Achbar are the Car Show Registration form and the Car Show Sponsor form. To all who read this, we ask that you tear the forms out of this magazine (maybe make a copy or two) and place them in the hands of somebody who will register and attend the Car Show and to put the Sponsor form in the hands of someone who will. Forms also available at alzafarcarshow.com We will be honored to have any Shrine unit or club at the Car Show to promote your club or our fraternity in general. We have already teamed up with The Hot Sands BBQ Unit and the Brews Brothers. Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mike Long at 210-387-0025 and/or alzafarcarshow.com Attention all Gear Heads, hot rodders, Jeep, Mercedes, Mopar, Corvette, old car, new car, motorcycle, 3 wheelers, etc., essentially anything with a motor or just being a like-minded enthusiast. We’d be honored to have new members join. If I can answer any questions or get you a petition to Alzafar’s BEST Unit, I am James C. Hoyo 210-872-0619 or email@example.com Please talk about all we do to anyone who will listen, you never know when it may SPARK “THE QUESTION” or help the children in our hospitals. We pray the children have a speedy recovery! Until next time, May the Great Architect Bless us All!
THE BAND By: Richard Wallace The Circus is behind us, but this article was due before the Circus occurred. We cannot report on the participation of the Band until next month which we will do. The Alzafar Shrine Band has acquired several, more current arrangements this summer. So look for some new songs in the near future. The titles of some of them are “The Horse”, “Seven Nation Army”, and “James Bond Theme”. Under Sickness and Distress; Bonnie Versoza is recovering from triple bypass surgery. Red Stewart continues to make improvements and we expect to see him back with us soon. Billy Steele continues to deal with familial health problems and a move to a retirement community. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS By: Richard Wallace With the improvement in Drum & Bugle Corps’ performance this year, we are planning to add some new music to the program. Come on out, practice with us, and help select the new music. 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 need low brass and percussion players. 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!
DIRECTOR’S STAFF By: Miguel Inclan By the time you read this, the Circus will have come and gone but rest assured that a great time was had by all and our unit represented Alzafar Shrine very well. Our circus has and will always be a vehicle to increase awareness of our fraternity and help maintain our temple open. Many thanks to all volunteers who took time to make it out there. Director Emeritus Walter Koehler and new Director’s Staff member Shelby Herber recently visited Shriners Hospitals for Children–Mexico to deliver presents and visit with patients in Mexico City. The hospital’s Facebook page posted some pictures from their trip which boosts Alzafar’s presence in Mexico City as Noble Ron Trine serves as a Board Member for that hospital. The Chili Cook-Off is happening on October 12th at Camp Alzafar and the Director’s Staff intends to come home with a 1st place trophy but we need your help. Please contact an officer to see how you can contribute.
325.11 Election Regulations (a) Electioneering. The printing, publication, circulating, or distribution of resolutions, letters, telegrams, tickets, email or other devices, by a Noble, suggesting, recommending, opposing or containing the names of proposed candidates for office in the temple is prohibited. (b) Violation. For any violation of (a) above, the Imperial Potentate may suspend any offending Noble, and he may declare the election of the officers void and order a new election. (c) Notice. At least one week prior to the annual meeting or any election the temple Recorder shall mail to each member a notice thereof containing this section.
GOLF UNIT GIMMIES By: Walt Atencio Nobles and Ladies, please welcome Noble Chip and Lady Kelley Simmonds to the Golf Unit Family. Many units of the temple were dark during the summer, however, the Golf Unit did not miss a unit meeting, tournament nor temple activity. In June Noble Hadley, assisted by Noble Smitha, Ladies Jan Hadley and Gay Smitha, cooked hamburgers and hot dogs for the Temple indoor picnic. President Noble Nino and Nobles Farmer, Bourne, Grona and Hamilton represented the unit at the Boerne parade. The parade at Sequin in July was represented by Nobles Studdard, Hamilton, Farmer, Falke and Beal. They bragged about the great BBQ lunch provided by the Guadalupe Shrine Club. In August, unit President Nino VP Grona and Nobles Bourne, Farmer and Studdard, participated in the Shrine Full Ceremonial by setting up an information table to present the Golf Unit to our new Nobles. Their efforts and presentation were rewarded with Noble Simmonds joining the unit. September was the "plan ahead month”, with the plans and reservations for the annual Presidents golfing trip scheduled for 30th of September at the Coushatta Casino in LA. Also the plans and location for the unit’s annual Installation/Christmas party, handled by Lady Puckett, are progressing well. Mark your social calendars for Dec. 13th. HILL COUNTRY SHRINE CLUB By: Ron Holm The Hill Country Shrine Club was dark during July and August but we still managed to attend two parades in August and will do three more local Kerrville parades in the next couple of months. We thank all who came out to participate and show the colors. During September, we had the Kerrville Shrine Circus on Wednesday, September 18th, with a big turnout and several of our members contributed their Circus Tickets to the local Hill Country Youth Ranch so several children can attend who would not otherwise be able to. This is special for us to see their smiling faces and big eyes in wonder. On October 1st, the Hill Country Shrine Club hosts a dinner at our Kerrville Masonic Lodge #697 complete with a roasted pig and all the trimmings being promoted as a Shrine membership drive. Membership/Membership/Membership. We thank all of our members who have donated to this effort. We still have several of our members on our “Sickness and Distress” list that we remember in our thoughts and prayers and wish for their continued recovery.
ALZAFAR DESERT KNIGHTS By: George Garza Jr. The Desert Knights have been out supporting the Alzafar Shrine Temple getting the word out about our cause for helping our children in need of medical treatments. The Desert Knights had five riders at the Kendall County Parade in Boerne. Thanks to the following riders-Captain Pete Granato, Noble Jerry Granato, Noble Ken Wilson, Hospital Board Member Ron Trine and Noble George Garza Jr. A very special thank you to the Desert Knights Ladies for their support at the Kendall County Parade. They are Cindy Garza, Mary Granato, Becky Granato, Yolie Jaeger, Gini Hockman , Shelly Hoyo, Carmen Loera, and Nyree Cavazos. We all had a great time at this parade and the crowd loved seeing our new vehicles. (4 Wheel ATV'S). After the parade we went to the Kendall Masonic Lodge as they hosted a tailgate party for Alzafar Shrine Nobles and their families. Thanks to Kendall Masonic Lodge for the great meal and their hospitality. After the tailgate party we headed to Camp Alzafar Closing. Later in the evening Pete & Mary Granato, Jerry & Becky Granato, and George & Cindy Garza gathered together for good food, conversation and laughs at "GARZAVILLE". Fun was had by all, what a great evening with friends. Desert Knights is a new unit and we are very family oriented and we include our families in all of our activities, including our monthly meeting. In addition to the ladies mentioned above, the other Desert Knights ladies are Margie Flores, Regina Beseth, Barbara Wells, Sandy Fox, Cynthia Triggs, Mary Trine, Deb Tucker, and Cheryl Radvansky. These ladies are so supportive that they communicate with each other to organize meals for our meetings and our other unit activities. At some of our meeting nights we will bring our ATV's out to ride and let the ladies ride so they can enjoy the fun of riding the ATVs. This unit meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Director's Staff Room. Come on out and visit with us with no obligation and enjoy the fun. The Desert Knights plan on being at the Masonic Picnic & Chili Cook off on 12 October and may enter a team for the Chili Cook Off at Camp Alzafar . Also, come out to the Shrine to join in the fun on 26 October for the Alzafar Motor Club Car Show, the Hot Sands BBQ and the Children's Halloween Party.
Smiley’s Shenanigan’s Whatdya call a Frenchman wearing sandals? Phillipe Phillope.
Annnnnd…THE RECIPE FOR THE MONTH IS???? Magic Jell-O Dessert Ingredients
Today at the bank, an old lady asked me to help check her balance. -- So I pushed her over. My wife accused me of being immature. -- I told her to get out of my fort. What Halloween Monster is the best dancer? The Boogie man
1 package (4 serving size) lime Jell-O 1 package (4 serving size) orange Jell-O 1 package (4 serving size) strawberry Jell-O 1 package (4 serving size) lemon Jell-O 3 cups boiling water 1 1/2 cup cold water 1 cup boiling water
Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field What did the grape do when he got stepped on? He let out a little wine.
1/2 cup cold water 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed Instructions 1.
Prepare lime, orange and 1 package of strawberry Jell-O
Pour each flavor into separate 8-inch square pans.
as directed on the packages.
What tastes better than it smells? A Tongue.
Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Cut into 1/2 inch
Why did the chicken go to the séance? To get to the Other Side What sits at the bottom of the sea and twitches? A nervous wreck A couple were going on a vacation together but the wife had an emergency at work. So they agreed the husband would go as planned and his wife would meet him at the hotel the next day. When the husband got to his hotel and had checked in, he thought he should send his wife a quick email letting her know he'd got there ok. As he typed in her email address, he made a typo and his email was sent to an elderly preacher’s wife whose instead. It just so happened that her husband had sadly died just the day before. When the grieving old preacher's wife checked her emails, she read the one from the holiday maker, let out an awful, loud, piercing scream, and fainted on the floor. At the sound of her falling, her family rushed into the room. They tended to her and then looked at her computer and saw this email on her screen: Dearest Wife, Just checked in to my room. Everything is prepared for your arrival tomorrow. P.S. It sure is hot down here.
Confucius Say ...
Man who walk in front of car gets tired, man who walk behind car get exhausted.
cubes; measure 1 1/2 cups of each flavor. (You can use the remaining cubes for garnish if desired, or for snacking). 3.
Stir 1 cup boiling water into remaining package of lemon
completely. Stir in 1/2 cup cold water. Refrigerate 45 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). 4.
Stir in 1/2 of the Cool Whip. Gently stir in measured gelatin cubes.
Pour into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Refrigerate overnight.
Unmold and garnish with remaining gelatin cubes and whipped topping, if desired.
That’s all I have!!! Until next month!! Keep the sun in your eyes! Smiley!!!
THE LAREDO SHRINE CLUB By: Larry Lowe
Kerrville Circus 2019 Hill Country Shrine Club
HILLBILLY CLAN #152 By: Ken Propes We’uns r always looking fer new flatlanders ta join our fun group. Our next meetin will be Oktoebur 13, so bring them out ta have sum fun with us. Remember, we have 2 Hillbilly Gals runnin fer Possum Queen. They are Mandy Anderson an Gay Smitha. Pleze keep it in mind as all proceeds go ta tha Transportation Fund. We’ll be lookin fer new officers at this meetin, so pleze keep it in mind. New officers won’t be installed until the December meetin/party. 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.
Our monthly meeting was held July 31st & September 4th 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 August 8 & 9, 2019. We saw 87 patients. Thank you to all Alzafar Shriners, wives & volunteers. Thanks to Noble Ruben Bazan for doing an on-air interview with Telemundo. He spoke about the Shriners Childrens’ Hospitals. The Anezah Club President Dante Martinez gave some information on their club has helped 326 patients to receive humanitarian visas this year. He explained how they help the Mexican patients when they start arriving at the Bridge for appointments. Thank you Anezah!! Pres. Martinez also told us that on August 23rd, the Tecolotes baseball team will dedicate that game for the Shriners. This allows Shriners to sell bears and other items as a fundraiser for the Clubs. This money will be used for the Transportation Fund. The Club will be given tickets to sell in advance of the game. Thank you Tecolotes!! Our Club has decided rather than have a Street Collection day, we will have a Collection Day at Walmart on International Drive & Loop 20. The date will be Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 4 pm. We will be needing help in 2 hour shifts. These monies raised will go to the Alzafar Transportation Fund.
ORIENTAL GUIDE MUST BE SELECTED WISELY When members of a Shrine Center elect a Noble to the office of Oriental Guide, they are virtually starting that Noble through the Divan on the assumption that he will prove qualified for and worthy of advancement to the high office of Illustrious Potentate. Hence it is quite evident that the nomination for Oriental Guide should be based upon through and accurate evaluation of character, ability, prestige, interest, and experience. A Noble can be a good fellow, a hard worker, and a loyal Shriner…and yet lack the basic qualifications, which make a good Potentate. Unless a Noble is fully qualified for the job, he is unfair both to himself and to his Temple in seeking the office or in permitting his fellow Nobles to support and promote his candidacy. Each Shrine Temple needs and requires able high-type leadership. The normal starting out point of that leadership is the office of Oriental Guide. The following checklist may prove helpful in evaluating potential candidates for the office of Oriental Guide. However, no thinking man would be so naïve or presumptuous as to believe that any one Noble could possibly embody all the virtues, talents, and qualifications which are set forth in the checklist. Nevertheless, the list has practical value…for self-evaluation by the Nobles whose ultimate aspiration is the office of Illustrious Potentate…and for advance evaluation of candidates by the voting members. 1. He should have good business judgment. 2. He should be friendly and outgoing, a good mixer. 3. He should have the ability to express himself clearly in language that will make us proud of him, rather than apologetic. 4. He should present an imposing personal appearance. 5. He should be able to hold his own and advance the interest of his Temple and Freemasonry in high places as well as among the humble. 6. He should be a devoted Mason and constantly promote the interest of Freemasonry everywhere. 7. He should be proud, yet humble. 8. He should have good character and a past open to investigation. 9. He should be a leader, have good standing in his community, and be influential in its affairs. 10. He should be financially secure. 11. He should be in good health, full of energy, and vitality. 12. He should be able to devote ample time to his duties. 13. He should be a man who, when he appears anywhere in public, you will be proud of and not be apologetic for his shortcomings. 14. His wife should be able to understand his devotion to duty; realize that he is Potentate and not she; be able to dress and wear appropriate clothing, and be familiar with the social amenities. Remember she is destined to become Alzafar’s First Lady. Nominations for Oriental Guide should be based upon thorough and accurate evaluation of character, ability, and interest. Remember, you are electing your spokesman and standard-bearer and the one who will represent you throughout the World. We have a great talent in our Temple. Let’s seek it! Let us be fair and sincere. Let us get the very best we can.
Imperial Chief Rabban Jim Smith IS Smith and his Lady Alice, made a pilgrimage to Alzafar to bring his message, “ Fun in 21”. During the September stated meeting, IS stated that there is much fun to be had in Shrinedom and we have lost some through the years. Family, Fun and Frivolity are key components and must have equal weight to all the work that we do for our beloved Philanthropy . In order to grow and retain our membership – there must be FUN. One thing we at Alzafar have known for quite some time is: FUN. Continue with the great works and having FUN Alzafar!!!
LEGION OF HONOR By: 1st LTC Calderon, Tony Happy Halloween Nobles!! It’s that spooky time of the year and we look forward to all the events that come during this month. With parades, circus, and the famous chili cook-off we will be part of it all and want to thank the Shrine family for all the fun times. We are a very small unit and with a lot of our unit members in other units we find a way for the Legion of Honor to help out where they can. Even though it might just be one unit member, that one member brings great credit to himself as well as the unit and we thank you for that. The mindset of a Veteran is to adapt and overcome any obstacle we may face and that mindset is valuable as a unit member. We think on our feet and solve problems that might come up. These unit members come together and tackle any and all problems by working together as a team and you couldn’t ask for more from these fine Legion of Honor unit members. We continue to work on bringing in new members and also raise funds to keep the unit up and running the way it should be. We would like to thank our families for providing that much needed support as we continue to grow and also like to thank the Shrine leadership for encouraging us to stay with it. the support is there and we members coming together. It keeping the unit strong and should be, so thank you!!
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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 630pm we start. Come out and meet with us and learn how you can continue your service as an Alzafar Veteran.
ALTRUI COURT #89 Lady Irene Pendleton, HP Summer is over and Altrui Court #89 is back in full swing. It was a busy summer beginning with Grand Council in May. Twelve members and one guest traveled to Richmond VA to participate in the deliberations, fun and festivities. We came home to San Antonio with two big items of news. First, the assembly voted to change the rules to allow every member attending Grand Council a vote in all matters of deliberation. Second, and we are very proud, our Lady Roberta Ensor, PHP, was voted in as Grand Outer Guard of the Grand Council, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America! Congratulations Lady Robert Ensor, GOG, PHP. We wish you much success on your eleven year journey. Fun socials and exciting fundraisers in June, July and August kept us hopping all summer long. Welcome home from Grand Council for the High Priestess was celebrated with a wonderful Garden Party. At the very successful Old Bag Luncheon in July and MadHatter’s Tea in August, we played games, participated in the fashion show, shopped, and ate till we could not. Everyone had a great time and the activities were great fundraisers for Altrui’s future projects! The recently reopened “Altrui Attic” provided opportunities to purchase elegant clothing, crystal, and other items for bargain basement prices. Thanks for a big part of this event go to Noble Ed Tuma, who donated many items from his and our beloved Frankie Tuma’s collections. This is an ongoing fundraiser that continues to be available throughout the year. If you are in need of that special something, stop by the Alzafar Parlors between 6:00 and 6:30 on the first Thursday of each month and take a look. Happily, our membership continues to grow. A great big welcome to new member Lady Deborah Kingery who was initiated at our July Ceremonial! We have two more prospective members waiting for the November Ceremonial. If you know of others, see any LOS member about the petition process.
RED ROADSTERS By: Ken Whited
ALZAFAR ROD & GUN CLUB By: Craig Noyes
Greetings and Salutations to e'ryone! What a wonderful weekend we had with the "kickoff" of Fall at the Boerne Parade over Labor Day Weekend. A big thank you to Andy Perez and Tim Horgan for bringing out their Red Roadsters and representing us in the parade. It was nice to also see them out a Camp Alzafar. It's all about the length of your cable-tow, and I get it. Mine, unfortunately, has been tight this year. Work, family and non-functioning cars has kept me either on the road working or hitching a ride on the back of the Director's Staff firetruck. I do what I can when I can as you do as well. I encourage you to keep trying to get out with us even if it is to socialize because your smile is contagious, and it is something that keeps me going. If you can't stand long, no worries as I'll find you a chair to visit longer. Your smile is the missing key that fits the lock of e'rybody's heart. So, come and share that with us all. My lovely Lady, Tanja, put things into perspective for me recently. She repeated our slogan, "No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child." Her point was that whether I have a car running for a parade or not, I have to be present to promote the hospitals for the kids. So, I'll continue to be present at the various activities. Waving, smiling. Hoping that it is as contagious as yours. Promoting the hospitals for the kids. I want to add a Hail and Farewell to Noble Christopher Celis for joining our ranks and Noble Baldy Tamayo as he resigns from the Red roadsters due to health concerns. Prayers for all and don't be a stranger. Lastly, don't forget to check out our Facebook page a Like it. There are a couple Brothers who have Red Roadsters and trailers for sale. One is local and another is in Northern Louisiana. Let me know if you are interested.
Hello all. At the September meeting there were 19 person’s present and we had a great meal of Bar-BQue Chicken and Sausage prepared by Bill Barker’s son, Frank. Our $5000.00 CD is coming due so, it was voted and approved to put the money back in the club treasury. As a possible remedy to the lagging attendance at the Rod & Gun Club meetings, Chief Rabban Marty Bartlett spoke about putting some money back into the membership by possibly chartering the bus ride to a Casino trip or maybe doing a fishing trip with the boat paid for by the club or something similar. The matter was tabled to be discussed at a later date. We also found out about the Passing of longtime member Ted Masterson so I would ask all members to keep him and his family in their prayers. I would also remind everyone that Ignition Lanyards are to be worn by all operators of boats in Texas waters as of September 1, 2019, so, be safe and avoid a fine. To all Shriners 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, fellowship and a good meal. That is all I have to offer for the good of the order this month so I will say “Thank You all and may there be many fish on your stringer”.
RV CLUB By: Dave Browne
ALZAFAR SHRINE SENIORS By: Daniel Coburn, Acting Secretary
The July rally was held at the Riverway RV Park in Llano, TX. This was the first time we rallied at this park. The park was very nice with spacious parking spots. The park is located right on the Llano River where you can have access to swimming and kayaking. I was surprised how quaint the town of Llano is. For such a small town, there are many very good restaurants. Llano has the original Coopers Bar-B-Que restaurant and the fair was superb. Some of our members visited the two museums and the historical buildings. We went to the local shooting range and had a great morning sharpening up our skills, since several of our members are also in the Provost Guard. As always there was a marathon card game going all of the days we were there. Our September rally will be held at the Pioneer RV Resort in Port Aransas on September 25th through September 29th. Our October rally will be held at the Leisure RV Park in Fentress, October 24th through October 27th. This is another first. If you have an 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 (210-6797356).
The monthly meeting of the Alzafar Senior’s was held in the Shrine Parlors room on September 5th at noon. The meeting was opened by President, Daniel Coburn. The invocation was given by our Chaplain Donald Garrido, PP, and honors to the American flag were presented. Masonic and Shrine organization members, Past Potentates, and Past and sitting Lodge Masters were recognized. No Divan members were in attendance this month. A delicious lunch, prepared by Sandra and Tex Phillips, along with some tasty dessert selections, presented by Margie and Joe Estlack, was served to the attending members and guests. After lunch the meeting was called back to order. Sandra and Tex Phillips, and Margie and Joe Estlack were recognized by the group for providing such a delicious lunch and dessert. Under Sickness and Distress, the sudden, untimely passing of our member and Secretary Roger Hopkins was noted. Several people spoke of his involvement in Masonic, Shrine, and Community organizations and of his service to our Country in Vietnam. He will be sorely missed by many people. Those with September birthdays were recognized and the lucky members were subjected to a heartwarming version of the “Happy Birthday” song sung by our exceptional vocalists. Three anniversaries were recognized with the longest being 66 years. Congratulations were passed on and best wishes for yet another successful trip around the sun. For the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting, members were directed to the Alzafar Achbar magazine where Roger always submitted his recordings. The Treasurers report was presented by Joe Estlack. Joe noted that Carol Kintigh of the Alzafar front office verified that our half page ad was being printed in the Circus Program. Joe paid the $350.00 fee. Dan Coburn noted that the Seniors should be getting commission money back from the sale of the ad. Under old business, it was noted that our Seniors group had purchased two full tables for the Circus gala to be held at the Freeman Coliseum on the evening of September 12th. Dress is very casual. The meal will be BBQ. During the meal we will be joined by the performers and following the meal we will enjoy some Circus performances. Rumor has it that the lions and tigers may be let loose in the crowd
to clean up any table scraps. Further discussion regarding a December Seniors Christmas party luncheon was tabled until our October meeting. Under new business, a volunteer was requested to take over Secretarial duties through the end of Roger’s term. With no volunteers, Dan Coburn accepted the responsibility of acting Secretary. Annemarie Mudd noted that this will be her last Seniors meeting for a while as she will be attending classes. Our speaker for the month was Jennifer Mugrage, Care Specialist with the Alamo Area Council of Governments, Area Agencies on Aging. Jennifer gave a very interesting talk about the support available to elderly Masonic families especially Masonic widows. Their services are free but are partially offset from donations from those that can afford to give. Sandra and Tex Phillips volunteered to provide the food for our October meeting and Lydia Garrido and Dan Coburn volunteered to provide the desserts. Our next meeting will be held on October 3rd in the Shrine Parlors room with the theme being Halloween. We look forward to seeing everyone there. The meeting was closed with a Benediction from our Chaplain Donald Garrido.
ALZAFAR SHOTGUN UNIT AKA SMOKIN CLAYS By: Terry Zittle Greetings to all. Well summer is almost over, but we had a great trip on the 23rd and 24th of August. 31 members and ladies took off to Sonora, TX, and visited the JL-Bar Ranch and Salon. Folks, this is really a first-rate place. Check it out at www.jlbar.com and see for yourselves. We got up there the afternoon of the 23rd, checked in at the hotel and went out to the property where we shot skeet Friday night under the lights. Talk about a blast! Then back to the hotel and dinner and libations and a lot of not lies lies but let me use the term exaggerations. The next morning, we were back out to ranch and teamed up and shot 100 rounds of Sporting Clays. What a course! I would deem it one of the most challenging that I have ever shot. Another thing about this property is that if you don’t want to drive three hours, you can always fly in. That right, they have their own strip. Many thanks to our 1st Vice President Guillermo DeHoyos for setting up this fantastic event. Although you won’t see this until after the shoot, we are going to gather at the National Shooting Complex on the 19th of September and shoot Trap and Skeet under the lights. And then on the 19th of October we will meet at Bexar Community Range and have a mini Trap and Skeet Shoot. All of our events include family, friends and guests and are followed by a great meal. This is a fantastic unit so come on out and check us out. Don’t have a Shotgun? Don’t worry we probably have about 20-30 extras. 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 Grilled Sausages with all the trimmings 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 your powder dry and remember as long as there is lead in the air, there is hope!
IN MEMORY OF
Floyd & Jennie Barker
P.P. Paul McCombs & Lady Norma
P.P. JD Thomas & Lady Valerie
John & Shelly Hoyo
P.P. Paul McCombs & Lady Norma
P.P. JD Thomas & Lady Valerie
Tim & Dena Beck
P.P. Paul McCombs & Lady Norma
Roger Hopkins Ted Masterson
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: 400CC Scooter in excellent condition. Has windshield, box to carry items. Contact Noble Keith Jorgensen @ 210-521-1679 or 210-422-9820. FOR SALE: #4 Ben Hur at Camp Alzafar. 840 sq. ft. with redwood deck. A/C and approved 250 gallon emergency water system. 2 bedrooms with 1 1/2 bathrooms. Partially furnished. Call Noble Chuck Lianza at 830-537-4764. FOR SALE: Harley Sportster XL1200. Low mileage. UT colors. Suffered a stroke and must give up my dream of riding. Contact Lady Colleen @ 210-2328375.
OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS 3rd 5th 7th 10th 12th 14th 24th
Seniors Meeting & Luncheon/Parlors LOS Stated Meeting/Parlors Alzafar Hospital Gala/Ballroom Finance & Divan Meeting/Conference Room Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom NILE Stated Session/Parlors Masonic Picnic & Chili Cook Off/Camp Alzafar COLUMBUS DAY-SHRINE CENTER CLOSED Children's Halloween Party/Ballroom
12:00 noon 7:00 pm 6:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
NOVEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS 3rd 7th 9th 11th 14th 23rd 28th-29th
Alzafar Memorial Service/Ballroom Seniors Meeting & Luncheon/Parlors LOS Stated Meeting/Parlors Veteran's Day Parade/San Antonio Finance & Divan Meeting/Conference Room VETERAN'S DAY-SHRINE CENTER CLOSED Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom Alamo Heights Night Parade THANKSGIVING-SHRINE CENTER CLOSED
12:00 noon 7:00 pm 10:00 am 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 5:30 pm
DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS 5th 7th 9th 12th 15th
Seniors Meeting & Luncheon/Parlors LOS Christmas Party/Dining Room Sattler Christmas Parade/Sattler Finance & Divan Meeting/Conference Room Alzafar Elections & Stated Meeting/Ballroom Children's Christmas Party/Ballroom
12:00 noon 7:00 pm 11:00 am 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 2:00 pm