El Bekal Shrine held it's annual Shrine Ceremonial in October. It was well attended and our Ceremonial Divan put on a great performance. We are glad to welcome our newest Nobles to El Bekal Shrine. See the pictures by clicking the here.
New Dues Notices from Imperial Shrine
August 31st, 2017
By now you have received your dues notice for your shrine dues. It may look different than before because now the dues notices come straight from Imperial Shrine Center, head quarters for AAOMS. Dues are due December 31st, 2017. If you have any questions please contact El Bekal's Recorder.
Latest El Bekalans
September 1st, 2017 Download the latest edition of our Shrine's newsletter, The El Bekalan. Click on the link below to see our collection of El Bekalan newsletters.
** The Premiere Fraternal Organization for men of good character.
** Committed to providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and social camaraderie.
** Fostering self improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement.
** Serving mankind through the resources of its great philanthropy, the Shriners Hospital for Children.
The Shriners Creed
Shriners believe in God and that He created man to serve His purpose, among which is service to others in His name.
We believe that care for the less fortunate, especially children who suffer from burns and crippling diseases, is our institutional calling. We are patriots, each willing to serve his country with fidelity and courage. We cherish independence under law and freedom with responsibility.
We honor family. We respect our parents, wives and children. We should instill in our children the tenets of this creed, and the heritage from which it emanates.
As individuals, we pledge ourselves to integrity, virtue and nobility of character. Our intentions will be honorable, our relations will be trustworthy and our spirits forgiving of each other.
As brothers, we offer each other fraternal affection and respect. Together, we will support each other in adherence to this creed, so that we and our communities will be the better because of our fraternity and its principles.
As Shriners, we look beyond ourselves to serve the needs of others, especially children who cannot help themselves. We believe Shriners Hospitals to be the world's greatest philanthropy, and we covenant with each other to support these "temples of mercy" with spirit, time, talent and means.
Illustrious Potentate - Carl Spalin Chief Rabban - Larry Griffin Assistant Raban - Mike Selix High Priest and Prophet - Merritt Read Oriental Guide - Brandon Cook Treasurer - George Boyd, P.P. Recorder - Coy Love, P.P.
APPOINTED DIVAN 1st Ceremonial Master - Robert Boyd 2nd Ceremonial Master - Michael Sekera Director - Chris Saldecke Marshall - Kevin Stibich Captain of the Guard - John Williams Outer Guard - John Edmond Chaplain - John Ludwig
Ceremonial Divan 2017
Ceremonial Potentate - Fred Wolf Chief Rabban - Kirk Weiss Assistant Raban - Patrick Nordquist High Priest and Prophet - Ron Schemm, MD Oriental Guide - John Kahvedjian 1st Ceremonial Master - Clint Atherton 2nd Ceremonial Master - Jim Ridley Marshall - Ruben Leija Fan Bearers - Mark Escobedo & Fred Boyd