• 5-Way POV and Picnic

    July 22nd, 2019

    Mark your calendars. New events coming soon: a five-way POV and Family Picnic. 

    Click here to see the flyers.

  • Angels Game, Christmas in July, National

    July 20th, 2019

    See more photos from Potentate Mike Selix from the latest El Bekal events at the Angels Game, Christmas in July & National! See all the photos in our Gallery area. 

    Click here to see the photos.

  • Volunteers needed for Vegas Open

    July 13th, 2019

    Volunteers are needed for the Shriners Vegas Open!  

    Click here to learn more

  • August 24th Ceremonial

    July 11th, 2019

    El Bekal will have a ceremonial at the SCMC in Pasadena August 24th!  

    Click here to view the flyers.

  • Latest El Bekalans

    June 30th, 2019

    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 July 2019 El Bekalan
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El Bekal Shrine 2019 Illustrious Potentate Mike Selix

Oasis Patrol Shrine Unit

Oasis PatrolPresident: Norm Smith
Captain: Norm Smith
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 appears in parades.

El Bekal Patrolmen are identifiable by their distinctive eveningwear, which is a modified Tuxedo with red vest and tie worn at formal functions, such as Potentate Visitations. They are also known for the swagger sticks that they carry. The formal attire, and a blue shirt, black trousers 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.

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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