• El Bekal Halloween Party 2017

    October 14th, 2017

    Come join your fellow Shriners at El Bekal for our Halloween Party 2017! The party will be held at the El Bekal Shrine Center Sunday October 29th, 1-5pm. For more informaton click on the following link.

  • Fall 2017 Shrine Ceremonial

    October 8th, 2017

    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. 

    See the El Bekalan  
  • Shriners For Children Medical Center Now Open

    October 13th, 2017

    It is with great pleasure to share with you that we have successfully obtained all our licenses for the primary care clinic, rehab, and our surgical clinic to open Shriners for Children Medical Center. For more information read the entire article here.

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El Bekal Shrine 2017 Illustrious Potentate Carl Spalin

Oasis Patrol Shrine Unit

Oasis PatrolPresident: Joe Hammond
Captain: Joe Hammond
Secretary: Joe Hammond
Liaison: George Boyd

Welcome to the El Bekal Oasis Patrol Page

The Patrol is one of the two Shrine Units that are required by Imperial Shrine Law. By tradition, the Patrol of El Bekal changes its name every decade. The Charter Patrol was the first and these Patrolmen were directly responsible for the creation of El Bekal Shrine in 1952.

Although the name of the Patrol may change, its purpose does not. The Patrol is the official escort of the Potentate. The Captain of the Patrol is the only Captain appointed by the Potentate; all others are elected by their Units. The Patrol forms an honor line for, and escorts all, dignitaries including the Divan, and also marches in parades.

El Bekal Patrolmen are identifiable by their distinctive eveningwear, which is a modified Naval Officer dress uniform worn at formal functions, such as Potentate Visitations. They are also known for the swagger sticks they carry. The formal attire, and a red and white parade uniform, is purchased by each Patrolman. The Swagger sticks are on loan until three years after becoming an active regular Patrolman.

The Patrol has drill practice as specified and directed by the Captain, who is also in charge of Visitations, Parades, and out-of-town trips. A dinner meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at a restaurant designated by the President of the Patrol, who is in charge of all business meetings and social functions. In addition to the President, the regular members of the Patrol elect a Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board of Directors each year. Appointed by the Captain are an Adjutant. a Guide-On, and a Quartermaster. The Adjutant acts in place of the Captain if he is unable to attend a function, the Guide-On commands the honor lines, and the Quartermaster is in charge of obtaining and dispensing supplies including food and drinks at Patrol functions.

The Patrol’s main fundraiser is a White Elephant Sale each fall. Social functions include a Potentate’s Visitation. a 4th of July party and a Christmas party. The Patrol generally has a Hospitality Suite at out-of-town functions. The ladies of Patrolmen play a very active role in patrol as well at other Shrine activities.

Patrolmen are a group of dedicated Nobles with the camaraderie and lasting friendships of one of the finest Units in Shrinedom. ALL Nobles are invited to join the Patrol. CaII the Center for details or ask any Patrolman at any time.

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