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

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

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It has been a great few months with Circus, Gala, parades, and now Christmas parties underway. As we come near to the close of the year, I just want to thank everyone for their assistance throughout the year. It is with the help from each of you that we were able to have such a successful Hospital Gala. We will go over the details at the December meeting as we are still finalizing numbers, but I can give you a few of the highlights now. The Hospital Gala brought in over $200,000 in revenue and netted a profit of over $160,000. It was through a lot of hard work and a lot of assistance from a great team that we had our most successful Gala ever. We will be adding a nice chunk of money to our hospital transportation fund soon. On Nov. 10th we held a big blowout thank you party for all that volunteered at Circus or Gala and it was quite the event.

Can you believe another year has come and gone? It was just a short time ago that I was asking for your vote of confidence to serve on the Divan as your Oriental Guide. The time has flown by but the memories will last a lifetime. I have become whom I am by observing the many men that have walked in these footsteps before me. I have listened, watched, and studied what works and how I can improve. As I look back my heart is full of pride on all that has been accomplished. Alzafar is truly special and I am proud to call you all family. The holiday season is upon us. The DeWalt family would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. We would like to thank you for all you do for our children and our Shrine. Your support is so overwhelming and we are so proud to be by your side. It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve you. If we are going to try and define 2019, I would like to use words like; exciting, innovative, and prosperous, with a whole lot of fun. Get ready as Suzy and I have been preparing for this for a while now. Thank you for a great year, and we wish you all the best as we embark on 2019. Get ready, Here it comes!!!! 2019

Some other important events have also recently occurred. On November 4th we held our Shriners Memorial Service. It was encouraging to see a packed room for that event as we honored all of the great Nobles who left us this year. We also had good attendance at our Veterans Day parade in San Antonio. At events like that, I am constantly reminded of our military, who are daily in harm’s way – providing for our freedom so that we can enjoy parades and parties and other fun events. We have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, but being thankful for our military that protect us is at the top of that list. Enjoy the Christmas season with your family–it is a great time to hug everyone a little tighter and enjoy their company.

HIGH PRIEST & PROPHET Travis Elmendorf Hello Alzafar, As we come to the end of this year, it’s time for reflection and a little bit of rest. Our temple and its Nobles, Units, Clubs and elected officers have been an ever present and moving organism. As we look back on what we accomplished, you begin to wonder how it all gets done. It’s through the generous efforts of our Nobles and family members gifting the most valued thing that can be gifted- their time. it is truly a treasured thing for it cannot be replaced. So, a heartfelt, “Thank You” goes out to each and everyone of you. May your Christmas be blessed and full of joy. Much Love from Brenda and myself.

ORIENTAL GUIDE Robert Norman II Lady Tiffany and I would like to thank the Nobility, Ladies, the units and clubs, and the businesses who volunteered, donated, or attended the Children’s Halloween Party. It was a very well attended party and we cannot thank everyone enough. With advertising this event on social media, we were able to reach people that have no masonic connection or shrine awareness. As they checked in at the welcome table, they told the ladies they saw this event on social media and wanted to come check it out. We tried a few new things and it appeared everyone had a great time. I didn’t see a single child go away upset or without plenty of candy. The Christmas Party for the children is just a few days away. It will be on December 16th from 2-4 PM in the main ballroom. Please RSVP by calling the office at your earliest convenience so that Santa will be sure to have a gift for them. We are hopeful that everyone in attendance will have a great time. This year has been a busy year for Alzafar. One that we will always cherish and remember. I have really enjoyed being Alzafar Shrines’ Oriental Guide. Thank you all for the memories, support, old friendships, and now new friendships. As we enter the holiday season we want to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you are traveling during the holidays we wish you safe travels. Remember our military during the holidays as some of them will be away from their families serving our great nation. Again thank you all for allowing us to serve you!!

TREASURER Ron Trine Well, where did the year go!!! While the year has come to an end, so has my time as your Treasurer. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time serving you. I tried to improve clarity, communication and most importantly, provide you with detail financial information you desired and deserved. I hope that at the end of the day, you can say that it mattered that I was even there at all. Mary and I wish you and your families a blessed Holiday season with best wishes for the New Year. I am proud to have served you and if there is anything I can help you with, please contact me. Adios A wise man once said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it!!! Yogi Berra

RECORDER T-Bone Tommy Leverett 2019 Alzafar dues are do now. Camp Alzafar assessment is due in December. The dues for 2019 will remain at $85 this year. If you don’t want to send a check you can call us and give us a credit card. Once paid you will get a 2019 sticker for your current dues card. Don’t forget Camp Alzafar owners should send your money prior to December 31, 2018. If you pay anytime in January the late fee is $100.00. The fee goes up every month by an additional $100.00. I like to give as many of our staff vacation time at the end of the year, so we will be short handed to process last minute payers. Election night is our Stated Meeting in December, which is on Thursday 13th. This meeting is your opportunity to decided who you want to serve this year and for up to the next five years. Come out and let your voice be heard. New Unit and Club Leaders: Every year we ask the Units and Clubs to give us their new officers list. Most important is the President/ Colonel/or Commander and the Secretary. We ask for your name, your Ladies name, address and phone numbers. Carol and I use this information to put together a list we can use to get email blast out to the Units and Clubs. We ask that you send our messages out to your members so we can get the word out fast to everyone. Happy Holidays to You and Yours: I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Come out and join us at the next event or Shrine Parade and find out why I say “Alzafar Rocks”!

MEMBERSHIP By: Al Rapoza Retention must start when the Candidate becomes a Noble. Every member needs to feel important, wanted and as if his opinion is valued. Membership development is a program designed to recruit new members. It focuses on the "front door" of the fraternity. Membership retention is a program designed to retain or keep the current membership or protect the "back door". The purpose of this is to summarize methods which have worked. It is a place to turn for guidance in finding ideas and methods to uncover root causes of the problems and develop a process to address them. There is no "magic pill" that will solve membership retention problems. Active and successful Shrines have demonstrated certain characteristics that keep their members participating the Shrine. There is an old adage that says "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've gotten". So you have to find new and different ways to address problems. Retention is all about engaging your members, not as dues paying no-shows, but as active and interested Nobles who participate and gladly and enthusiastically become an Officer, work on committees, run programs, cook the dinner, etc. Retention is just one part of the broader issue of Membership, so retention does not encompass the process of bringing in new members, it is involved with engaging the hearts and minds of those that have already joined. The burning issue that needs to be addressed, "How can we recapture their interest?" Start looking into why Nobles have not paid their dues. They need to find out if the nonpayment of dues is because of financial and/or family problems as there may be a solution that can be reached to continue their valued membership. Let's continue our momentum.

THE HONDO PARADE REPORT By James C. Hoyo Nobles & Friends, A pretty decent group of Alzafar Shriners made our way to Hondo to help celebrate the Medina County Fair. We arrived early for some great comradery, exchanged our friendly hugs and good morning greetings and began preparing for the parade. Small wheeled units were being unloaded, the Alzafar Fire Truck rolled by and other vehicles were being shinned up at the staging area. I love this story because Shriners were doing what Shriners do, helping… this time helping each other! One of the Dessert Nights vehicles would not start and there was no stone unturned until it was running. That’s what Shriners do, support and help each other. We had in attendance the Honor Guard, Antique Carriage, NEMNUF Clowns, The Dessert Nights, Mini Wheels, Chaparrals, Hospital Corps and The Directors Staff. The morning was cool and the weather was beautiful even though the sun was so bright you couldn’t see even with some descent sun glasses but it was one of the most perfect days for a parade; not too hot, not too cool and what… no rain this time. As I drove through the parade I marveled at the smiles on the faces of the spectators along the parade route. Somehow I wish they were smiling at my car because it was all shinned up but Tiddlywinks and Buttons, our crowd pleasing NEMNUF Clowns were behind me and they were what captured the attention of the Hondo people. Way to go Brothers! The parade went fine and it’s amazing how long a parade can be for a seemingly small town. After the parade we all pulled over at the staging area to remove our signs and load up and when I went to leave my car did nothing and once again, Shriners did what they do… so many fine Brothers dropped everything they were doing until my car was running again thanks to the efforts of many and a good set of jumper cables. We hope to see you all at the future parades. Mark your calendars for Saturday November 10th for the Veteran’s Day Parade in San Antonio (Alzafar Ladies and Family will have a float more/less) with line up at 10AM and Start at 12 Noon. Then, Saturday November 17th for the Alamo Heights Night Parade in Alamo Heights with line up at 3:30pm and start at 5:30pm. Last but not least… Saturday December 8 th for the Christmas Parade in Sattler (Alzafar Ladies and Family will have a float more/less) with line up at 9:30am and the start at 11am 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! May the Great Architect Bless us All!

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. Things are happening fast in the unit. Shrine Otoberfest was good for us so we were able to purchase a full 5 gallon brewing setup for the unit. We also received notice from Texas Shrine Home Brewers Association what our competition brews are for next year, so we are going to be hot and heavy at it. We will be sharing, please give us your honest feedback. We will be brewing right there at the Shrine Temple. We are still working on the details, but we will get the word out somehow. All Noble Brothers are welcome to attend our brews, come out and learn about the art of brewing. When I dream of heaven I dream of the past Surrounded by good friends And raising a glass!

HILL COUNTRY SHRINE CLUB By: Jim Bobbitt We participated in the Kerr County Fair Parade in Kerrville in October. We nominated officers for 2019 and the election will be at the November stated meeting. There will be no stated meeting in December as we will have a joint Christmas Party with the Hill Country Scottish Rite Club. We invite any Nobles in the area to join us for our monthly meeting the first Monday of each month at 11:30 am. We meet at the Inn of the Hills, 1001 Junction Highway, Kerrville, Texas 78028. Any further information please contact Jim Bobbitt 830895-3615.

GOLF UNIT GIMMIES By: Walt Atencio Twenty Eighteen Year in Review Overall, our members were actively involved in over 100 work and fun activities. At least 3 golf outings per month, played in over 12 cities, including Galveston, Austin and Tyler. January starts our year out with our ladies included in our first a meeting and a great meal. This sets the stage for the unit’s “Ladies Night Out” throughout the year. In February and March, the unit participated in the Nobility Gala and worked at the Youth Brunch and IHOP collections. April brought the Fiesta Party and worked the hot dog table at the Temple Easter Party. The Unit attended and won third place at The Texas Shrine Golf Association Tournament that was held in Galveston. May saw the revival of the annual Alzafar Charity Golf Tournament, through the work and perseverance of Asst. Rabban Bartlett, was a great success. June, July and August brings the Texas Shrine Association in Tyler and Imperial in Daytona Beach. Alzafar golfers attended both and came home with a 3rd place trophy from TSA. September-Circus. At lease 5 golf members worked in every performance. The President’s annual trip was the highlight for September. Twenty four golfers and ladies enjoyed a week in Ruidoso NM, playing three rounds of golf and enjoying the casinos, shopping and libations. They got back just in time in to participate and enjoy the October Charity Gala. November and December close out the months for the year. The annual unit “toy" golf tournament, held at Alsatian to collect toys and gift cards presents, to be taken to the Shrine Children’s Hospitals at Houston and Galveston. It includes a round of golf and a pre Thanksgiving turkey lunch and of course the annual formal Christmas/Installation dinner on Dec. 14th at the Petroleum Club. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS

The month of November has come and gone. Over the last few weeks we have been busy out at Camp Alzafar. Our first adventure was battling the heavy but forgiving rains during the masonic picnic and chili cookoff. Congrats to everyone on an event like no other. On the books for the year is our Camp Thanksgiving hosted by the Jacksons followed by Camp Christmas hosted by the Zuniga and Reyes families. Camp Christmas will be on December 8 th this year with a pot luck dinner at 5pm, pictures with Santa at 6:30pm and ending the night with a bonfire down by the river at 8pm. For those of you who have yet to experience an evening out at camp, this is the perfect time of year for it. As we move into the winter months in the hill country, please make sure to check your lines as often as possible. With the occasional freeze, comes the possibility for frozen pipes and we all know what happens next. If you come across a leak, please make sure you report it as soon as possible. If there is no one available and its during normal working hours, call the shrine. Lastly, if you know of a noble that hasn’t experienced Camp Alzafar, invite them out for an event or for the day but most importantly, invite them. You never know, they may be your neighbor at some point in the future. Until next time, Rick “Tater” Reyes President 2019

LEGION OF HONOR By: Al Rapoza The military men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life; they are parents, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors and coworkers, and are an important part of their communities. Here are some facts about the veteran population of the United States: Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11th became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. 16.1 million living veterans served during at least one war. 5.2 million veterans served in peacetime. 2 million veterans are women. 7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War. 5.5 million veterans served during the Persian Gulf War. Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, about 558,000 are still alive. 2 million veterans served during the Korean War. 6 million veterans served in peacetime. As of 2014, 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities. As of 2014, 3 states have more than 1 million veterans among their population: California (1.8 million), Florida (1.6 million) and Texas (1.7 million). Happy Veterans Day

HILLBILLY CLAN #152 By: Rich Orr

We’uns elected r new officers fer tha following year, an they’ll be installed at r Decimbur meetin/party on Decimbur 8, 2018, in tha Terrace Room. There will be a gift exchange of no less than $15.00, or you may bring a WalMart Gift Card to go to the hospitals. It will also be a catered affair. We need all cuzn’s ta bring yer ticket stubs an tha money ta tha Christmas party, so we can pull tha winning name. This is tha Visa gift card drawing. 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. We ask that you keep tha relatives and family of Cuz’n’s Jim LaCarde and Les Ratcliff, as well as John and Irene Pendleton with tha loss of their son-in-law. We also ask that you keep Cuz’n Judy Stevens in yer thoughts an prayers as she has been under tha weather lately. We’uns hope ta see y’all at r meetin Decimbur 8, 2018.

Well, another month goes down in the books for the NEMNUF unit. Over the last few weeks we have been busy. You could find us manning the unit room for the Shrine Halloween party or marching the streets of San Antonio for our annual Veterans day parade. If you happen to see a clown carrying a raffle ticket, don’t run the opposite direction. We are peddling tickets for our annual raffle which will take place at the final Shrine stated meeting in December. The raffle is for a Traeger BBQ pit and it is nice. We’d like to welcome our newest active member who has recently completed his Novice year. Mr. Mike “Tiddlywinks” Long became Alzafar’s newest NEMNUF clown at the November stated meeting. Welcome again to Mike, Norma, and the kids. We love having you here. Our final events of the year will be the Shrine Christmas party, the Sattler Parade, and our Unit Christmas party. Lastly, our newly elected officers for 2019 will be Jon “Auzzie” Strandlie (President), Garrett “Popp-E” Ethridge (1st Vice President), Mike “Tiddlywinks” Long (2nd Vice President), and last but certainly not least, our very own Ed “Bugsy” Tuma was elected yet again to act as the Secretary/ Treasurer of the unit. If you are considering joining the unit, please come on out and visit us the 2nd Monday of the month in the clown room at the Shrine. Meal at 6:30pm with the meeting starting promptly at 7:30pm. Until next time…. Rick “Tater” Reyes President 2018


ALZAFAR SENIORS By: Roger Hopkins The Alzafar Seniors met in the Parlors on the 1st of November with 28 members and guests in attendance. The meeting was opened by our President, Noble “Tex” Phillips. An invocation was given by our stand-in Chaplain. We then rendered honors to the America flag. Noble Phillips opened with a brief business meeting that involved recognition of Nobility, birthdays introduction of members anniversaries and sickness and distress. Our Secretary reported that the minutes were NOT last Achbar and the Treasurer reported that we were “still solvent”. Then we enjoyed a delicious lunch of Baked Chicken, Salad, and the fixings’ provided by Dan and Yaeko Coburn along with some very delicious deserts. After our lunch, we were provided an update from Sara and Kerry from the “Franklin” facility for independent living, assisted living and Memory Care located in the Stone Oak area. We were given an invitation to tour the facility and enjoy lunch with the residents and staff. The meeting was closed following a benediction. We meet next on December 6th and look forward to seeing many of you there.

Wishing A Blessed and Joyous Christmas to All All

The Lacarde family held a small memorial event in Converse for the our late Captain. Jim was very well liked in his community and it showed with the folks that attended. In addition to the Red Roadsters, Jim was an active member of several other units in the Shrine. He was immediate past president of the Rod and Gun Club, active in the Hillbillies, and office holder in the Shot Gun Club. I'll sure miss that Brother. We only have one parade in December, but it is one of the better ones in terms of crowd appreciation. No matter the weather, and it usually is pretty ugly with rain and cold, the local folks come out and cheer us on. I'm talking about the Canyon Lake Christmas parade in Sattler. In years past we had 15 to 20 Shriners and Ladies wearing Santa Claus hats. The reason was the Santa hats are warmer than the fez. But parade officials requested we NOT wear Santa hats, stating there is only one Santa in the parade and we can look forward to the chili dinner provided for us by the Canyon Lake Shrine Club, local Masons and their Ladies. The desserts are mostly homemade and delicious and the dinner is free but donations are surely welcome. The late Brother Adlai Stevenson tells us to do what you do to the best of your ability: things half done are never done right. To which Uncle Bud asks: "Why is it we have time to do something over, when we didn't have time to do it right the first time". FORE! NEKODAH TEMPLE NO. 44 DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE A big thank you from Queen Carol to all ladies that attended and performed at Texas Days! The Annual Christmas Luncheon is Dec. 4th at 11:30 in the Alzafar Parlors. Please let the Sewing Chair–Pr Marti Amos if you are attending at 210-573-8907. Congratulations to the 2019 Elected Divan, we look forward to a successful year of working together for the children. Save the date on your calendar for the Supreme Queen visit on Jan. 13th at 2:00 pm in the Alzafar Parlors; a banquet to follow (Social at 5:00 pm and Dinner at 6:00 pm) in the Alzafar Terrace room. Tickets are $20.00 each, you may contact Pr. Royal– Amanda Brown at 210-232-4749. 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: May you and your loved ones have a wonderful and safe Christmas and Happy New Year!

RV CLUB By: Dave Browne The October rally was held at Lake Medina RV Park near Lakehills, TX. We like this park, but it has been a few years since we’ve rallied here. The park is located on the Medina Lake, just where the river enters the lake. Due to all the rains, the lake is almost full. We had a great turn out consisting of 18 rigs. The Barnes and the Bowers put on a hamburger cook out all enjoyed. The area does not have a lot of restaurants, but close by we found a very good Mexican restaurant (La Cantina). I recommend the margaritas as they were superb. The setting at the park is very peaceful and a great place to relax, read or just take a extra nap. Next month is our Christmas Party and Installation of Officers. We are looking forward to another fantastic year. Many thanks to Jim Miller our present Wagon Master for his good leadership. Also, thanks to his Lady Sandy Miller for her support. The November and final rally for the year will be at the Sky Line RV Resort in Bandera, Texas, 11/29 through 12/1. 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 (210-6797356).


CLASSIFIED ADS FOR SALE: Purchased new, 2004 Jayco Flight Travel Trailer. 27 ft. long, sleeps 7. Must sell due to illness. Asking $5,000.00 OBO. Trailer in storage at Camp Bullis. One owner. Less than 200 road miles. Call Jesse Araiza @ 512-769-0014. FOR SALE: 2 crypts at Anchor Lodge Cemetery. Make offer. Call Bob @ 210-824-4689. FOR SALE: 2 burial plots at Sunset Memorial Funeral Park. Asking $4,000.00 each. For more information call Noble A. G. Pinson @ 615-746-6888. FOR SALE: 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: 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: Corn roaster, like new condition. Nat Washer Lodge paid $13,000.00, will take reasonable offer. Please call Noble Andrew J. Perez @ 210-2597953. FOR SALE: #5 Arabia at Camp Alzafar. Please call Ronny @ 210-724-9653 for details and also for showing.



Billy Epp

Ed & Frankie Tuma

Dennis Rackler

Ron & Mary Trine

Dennis Rackler

Eddy & Doreen Bowers

Dennis Rackler

P.P. JD Thomas & Lady Valerie

Effie Mae Davis

Charlie Bedgood

Effie Mae Davis

P.P. Paul McCombs & Lady Norma

Guisela Cantu

Charlie Bedgood

Joe Gregory

Amy White

Joe Hope

Stephen McMahan

Marvin Roever

Bob & Mava Prichard

P.P. Loren Hayes

Peg Tindall

P.P. Loren Hayes

Stephen McMahan

P.P. Loren Hayes

David & Judy Knape

P.P. Loren Hayes

Alfred G. Gray

P.P. Loren Hayes

Ron & Mary Trine

P.P. Loren Hayes

Charlie Bedgood

P.P. Loren Hayes

Bill Mellon

P.P. Loren Hayes

P.P. Paul McCombs & Lady Norma

P.P. Loren Hayes

Bruce & Pat Thomson

P.P. Loren Hayes

P.P. JD Thomas & Lady Valerie

Ray Muzquiz

P.P. Paul McCombs & Lady Norma

Lazaro Medina

Sandra Medina & Family

Billy Epp

Ed & Frankie Tuma

Lesly “Les” Ratcliff


3RD Tuesday Each Thursday 4th Wednesday 2nd Wednesday 2nd Thursday Memorial Day July 4 & Labor Day


1st Monday 2nd Thursday 3rd Wednesday 2nd Tuesday Each Thursday 2nd Tuesday Each Monady


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7:00pm Room 9 6:30pm Room 7 7:30pm Room 5 7:00pm Room 5 12:00pm as desig. 12:00pm Camp Pavilion 7:00pm Room 4 6:00pm as desig. 7:00pm 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 7:00pm Room 6 Wed. Before Stated 7:00pm Pavilion 4th Monday 7:00pm Room 11 2nd Monday As Designated 2nd Tuesday 7:30pm Room 10 3rd Monday 7:00pm Room 5 2nd Monday 7:30pm Room 11 Each Wednesday 7:00pm Room 8 4th Monday 7:00pm Room 6 1st Wednesday 7:00pm Provost Gd. 1st Tuesday 7:00pm Room 10 1st Sunday 12:00pm Dining Room 1st Wednesday 6:00pm RoustaboutRm 4th Weekend As Designated 1st Thursday 12:00pm Parlors 2nd Monday 7:00pm Directors Rm. 1st Monday 7:00pm Parlors 1st Wednesday 7:00pm as desig.


3rd Wednesday 2nd Monday 4th Saturday 3rd Monday 1st Monday 1st Wednesday

6:30pm as desig. 6:30pm Lakeside GC. 6:30pm Ramada Inn 6:00pm as desig. 11:00am Inn of the Hills 7:00pm as desig.


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1st Monday


7:00pm 7:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

Alzafar Annex Alzafar Annex Alzafar Annex Parlors

7:00pm Parlors

7:30pm as desig.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS 6th 8th 10th 13th 16th

Seniors Meeting & Luncheon/Parlors LOS Christmas Party/Parlors Sattler Christmas Parade/Sattler Finance/Divan Meeting/Conference Room Alzafar Stated/Election of Officers/Ballroom NILE Stated Session/Parlors Children's Christmas Party/Ballroom

12:00 noon 7:00 pm 11:00 am 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 2:00 pm

____________________________________________________________ JANUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS 1st 3rd 7th 10th 21st

NEW YEAR'S DAY-SHRINE CENTER CLOSED Seniors Meeting & Luncheon/Parlors 12:00 pm LOS Stated Meeting/Parlors 7:00 pm Finance/Divan Meeting/Conference Room 5:00 pm Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom 7:30 pm NILE Stated Session/Parlors 7:30 pm MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY-SHRINE CENTER CLOSED

________________________________________________________________ FEBRUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS 7th 11th 14th 18th 23rd

Seniors Meeting & Luncheon/Parlors LOS Stated Meeting/Parlors Finance/Divan Meeting/Conference Room Alzafar Stated Meeting/Ballroom NILE Stated Session/Parlors PRESIDENT'S DAY-SHRINE CENTER CLOSED George Washington Birthday Parade/Laredo

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

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