• Claybuster's Turkey Shoot Fundraiser

    October 14th, 2018

    Come one come all to the El Bekal Claybuster's Turkey Shoot Fundraiser! For more information click on the link provided to view event details and flyer. Click here for more information.

  • February Ceremonial & Date Festival 2019

    October 17th, 2018

    Latest information for the February Ceremonial and Date Festival trip for 2019. Plan ahead, RSVP and mark your calendars! Click here for more information.

  • Rose Parade Float Decorating

    October 19th, 2018

    Read the latest release regarding the Rose Parade Float decorating. Click here for more information.

  • Latest El Bekalans

    Nov 1st, 2018

    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. 

    See the November 2018 El Bekalan
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El Bekal Shrine 2018 Illustrious Potentate Larry Griffin

Ramona SC emblemPresident:Gene DeRaad
Secretary: Don Hammond
Liaison Officer: Graydon Beardon
 

Welcome to the Ramona Page

The Ramona Shrine Club was organized under the jurisdiction of the El Bekal Shrine in the city of Hemet, California in 1954 under the guidance of Noble James Simpson, 33 as the first President. The Club was founded for the purpose of promoting fraternal sociability among the residents of the San Jacinto Valley, and to provide a means of assisting in the functions and purposes of the Shrine. The name of Ramona was selected from the name of one of the lead characters in the now famous Ramona Pageant which had its beginning in 1923 and is held annually and is based on the novel "Ramona" by Helen Hunt Jackson. The Club numbers approximately 150 and its popularity is enhanced by the women's club known as the "Shrinettes", whose officers and board members can be wives of men who are the Shrine Club's officers and board.

The Board of Directors consists of a President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, immediate Past President, Chaplain and six (6) directors.

The initiation fee to join the Ramona Shrine Club, or the Shrinettes, is $5.00 and the annual dues is $10.00 (Shrinettes is $7.00). We hold dinner meetings with the ladies, usally on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Hemet Masonic Lodge #615, 150 Laursen Street, Hemet, CA 92544. Social hour starts at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. The fourth Saturday may vary on special occasions. We are usually dark during the hot months of July and August.

The Ramona Shrine Club was named "Shrine Club of the Year" in 1993.

The Club accepts Shriners and their wives from all Shrines as members. To Join, contact any member of the Ramona Shrine Club, email contacts listed herein, or call the Shrine office for the phone number of any officer.

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