El Katif LOH



Legion Of Honor
~
El Katif Shrine

Ancient Arabic Order,
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

Spokane, Washington, USA


Meeting for dinner at local eateries on the Second Monday of each month (except Jul & Aug) at 6:30 pm.
Locations are announced in "The Word", the
El Katif Newspaper.

Note: the Columbia Basin Shrine Club LOH Detachment meets at the CBSC HQ on the same night.

Member of the Pacific Northwest Shrine Association Legions Of Honor


2009 Command Staff

Commander

 Tom Upchurch

1st Lt. Commander

 Tom Hart

2nd Lt. Commander

Chuck Young

3rd Lt. Commander

 

Adjutant

Walt Bradshaw, PC

Finance Officer

Bob McVicker

Email the Command Staff: ElKatif@IALOH.org


2009 Support Staff

Quartermaster

Bob Breza

Chaplain

John Holloway

Honor Guard Commander

Tom Felton, PC

Information & Public Relations Officer

Ed Weber, PC

 Recruiting & Hospital Liaison Officer

Gary Waterhouse

Legion Bugler

Rick French

Legion Piper

Dellas Eaton

Our 2009 Divan Liaison Officer is Floyd Johnson, First Ceremonial Master, El Katif Shrine.



 

El Katif LOH Officers for 2009, from left to right:

Adjutant - WALT BRADSHAW, PC; 1st Lt Cmdr - TOM HART; Commander - TOM UPCHURCH;
2nd Lt Cmdr - CHUCK YOUNG; Honor Guard Cmdr - TOM FELTON, PC.
(Not Shown - Finance Off - BOB McVICKER)
.


Mission of the El Katif Legion Of Honor

The "Legion" is made up of Military Veterans, Retirees and Active Duty Personnel, who want to perpetuate the memory of those who died in the Service of their Country. To serve and support our Potentate and act as a Service Unit to the Shrine and Shriners Hospitals, and cultivate a spirit of comradeship among members, not only as Noble Brothers, but as Comrades-In-Arms, who have served our God and Country on the Land, on the Sea, and in the Air. And to provide sociability, entertainment and ceremonial activities with a military atmosphere that will promote the interests of El Katif Shrine and Shrinedom in general.

We of the El Katif Shrine Legion Of Honor consider ourselves to be "Servicemen In Service to the Shrine", and our Motto is "It's an Honor to belong to the Legion Of Honor"!


Membership Requirements

Membership in the Legion Of Honor is limited to Nobles of the Mystic Shrine who are serving in, or have been honorably discharged from, the Armed Forces of their country. This includes service in the Guard, Reserves, Merchant Marines, and Coast Guard.

Past Commanders

2008

Bill Wilson

2007

Ed Weber

2006

Tony Holloway, PC

2005

John Bliss

2004

Doug Tucker

2003

Roger Gehrig

2002

Harold Tucker

2001

Tom Felton

2000

Howard Wynia

1999

Joe Rodgers

1998

John Ranck

1997

Harold Rothgeb

1996

Walt Bradshaw, PC, PNSALOH

1995

Larry Vance

1994

George Rotas

1993

George Wilson

1992

K. C. Jordan

1991

Saul Rothstein

1990

Dick Tuininga, PC, PNSALOH

1989

Walt Hudson

1988

Clyde Hartman, PC, PNSALOH

Honors we've recieved:


The
El Katif Legion Of Honor was credited with sponsoring two brand new Legion Of Honor Units in Calam Shrine, Idaho, and Al Aska Shrine, Alaska, which earned the new Units I.A.L.O.H. Charter Approval in 2001.

History was made when the
El Katif Legion Of Honor sponsored the very first Shrine Hospital Screening Clinic, at the Base Hospital of Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, for Military Dependent Children, in 2000. Thirteen children were referred to the Hospital as patients. This is now an Annual Event.

Our Ongoing Activities

a

Recruiting of new Veterans

b

Amnesty for Former Members

c

Recruiting Articles in Shrine Paper

d

LOH Activity Articles in Paper

e

Monthly Dinner Meetings

f

Quarterly Sunday Brunches at FAFB

g

Honor "First Sgt of Year" at FAFB

h

Highway Rest Area "Coffee Stops"

i

Interstate Fair Food Booth

j

Deliver Shrine Circus Tickets

k

Sell Duck Race Tickets

l

Escorting Potentates, Divans, Guests at Installations, Ceremonials, Balls

m

Color Guard at Pro Baseball, Soccer games, for LOS and Nile Installations, Ceremonials and Cornerstone layings

n

Honor Guard Services at Shrine Funerals

o

Blood Bank Spaghetti / Chili Feeds

p

Operate Shrine Hospital Booths at FAFB, for Safety Fair and Air Show

q

March, Ride and carry Shrine Banner and Military Service Flags in many local area Parades

r

Sponsor Shrine Hospital Screening Clinic at FAFB

s

Sponsor Annual "Pig Roast" Meal

t

Produce a "Musical Salute to Veterans" Show near Veteran's Day

u

Formed LOH 3rd Degree Team to confer degree on new Masonic Brothers

v

LOH Annual Summer Family Picnic

w

LOH Annual Christmas Party

x

LOH Change of Command and Installation Ceremony at FAFB

y

Attend I.A.L.O.H. Annual Convention

z

Attend Annual I.A.L.O.H. Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington in Washington, DC for Veteran's Day

Links

El Katif Shrine Legion Of Honor
( You're already here! )

El Katif Shrine

Pacific Northwest Shrine Assocaion
Legions Of Honor
( not online )

Pacific Northwest Shrine Association
( not online )

International Association
Legions Of Honor

Imperial Shrine



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