The El Bekal Shrine has been in existence since the 1950's. El Bekal has had a rich history of community and charity work. To this day, El Bekal is still strong in the community and helps generate funds for the Shriners Hospitals. El Bekal is also a great group of guys and gals, a one-of-a-kind concordant body. Feel free to view our list of past potentates below. *'s indicate those past potentates who have past on to meet the Supreme Architect of the Universe.

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  • Fred Gutierrez.jpg
  • Bob Lash.jpg
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  • Joe Pendergast.jpg
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  • Bill Pherrin.jpg
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* Cedric S. Perry 1952 * Francis H. Gentry 1953
* Robert R. Ruchti 1954 * Oakley K. Morton 1955
* W. Blair Gibbens 1956 * Edward M. Humes 1957
* Cecil L. Fulcher 1958 * Robert H. Webb 1959
* George F. Thagard, Sr. 1960 * James Munholland 1961
* Ralph E. Barnes 1962 * Jessie M. Allen 1963
* Roy T. Reynolds (Lucille) 1964 * Leroy H. Crager (Virginia) 1965
* Roy A. Hopkins 1966 * Louis J. Anfinson (Helen) 1967
* J.S. Scotty Finlay 1968 * J. Dick Sisemore 1969
* Archie Lloyd 1970 * C.R. Jerry Johnson 1971
* Howard L. Thorp 1972 * Kirby C. Serles (Evelyn) 1973
Robert R. Ruchti II (Diana) 1974 * Max G. Miller (Jean) 1975
* Henry W. Eilers 1976 * Ralph C. Bryson (Edie) 1977
* Richard E. Hixson 1978 * Junior V. Lewis 1979
* David B. Slayton 1980 * Preston M. Jones (Marvel) 1981
* Ray G. Thagard, Sr. (Gayle) 1982 * Louis Andreatta 1983
* T.D. “Ted” Grinager (Erna) 1984 * Steve Gallina 1985
* Fred Sorsabal (Marlene) 1986 * Harold E. Sievers 1987
* S.K. Stu Rothchild 1988 * George Royce 1989
* Fred Gutierrez (Marie) 1990 * Robert Lash (Donna) 1991
* William Pherrin (Lillian) 1992 * J. Floyd Price 1993
*Donald A. Nielsen (Sally) 1994 * Leo Sutliff (Obra) 1995
* Richard O. Hughes (Wanda) 1996 * Max Hiles (Bea) 1997
* Don Eyer (Joan) 1998 * Joe Pendergast (Mollie) 1999
* Ken Jahr (Nancy) 2000 * Bill McIntosh (Lynne) 2001
* Art Menzel (Evelyn) 2002 * Ray Biggerstaff (Pauline) 2003
David P. Suehs (Jo Anne) 2004 Donald K. Sorsabal (Dee) 2005
Ron Schemm, MD (Barbara) 2006 William Salpaka (Virginia) 2007
* Bill Roland (Kay) 2008

Coy Love (Margaret) 2009

Gary Hooper (Sharon) 2010

John Rider (Barbara) 2011

*Bill Sizemore (Lynda) 2012

George Boyd (Mary) 2013

Roger Ross (Lynn) 2014

John Kavedjian (Rosie) 2015

Don Leger (Gloria) 2016 * Carl Spalin (Fran) 2017
Larry Griffin (Cheryl) 2018  Mike Selix (Michelle) 2019
Merritt Read (Kim) 2020  

Associate Past Potentates

*Hans Lindquist 1991