CROSS OF TEXAS SHRINE NO. 1

Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem

 

 

 

 

Stated Meetings of the Cross of Texas Shrine

 are held on the 1st Friday of

each month at 7:30 pm

except in the months of June and December

when no meetings are held

 

 

Shirley Meerscheidt

Worthy High Priestess

 

 

William Groth

Watchman of Shepherds

 

 

Francie Spirkoff

Worthy Scribe

 

 

Meeting Location

S.P. Waltrip Masonic Lodge No. 1328

9119 Rangely Drive

Houston, Texas

Behind Waltrip Funeral Home

No entrance from Rangely Drive

You must enter from Campbell Road

 

 

Mailing Address

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officers 2017-2018

 

Worthy High Priestess

Shirley Meerscheidt

Watchman of Shepherds

William Groth

Noble Prophetess

Sandra Boatman

Associate Watchman of Shepherds

Worthy Scribe

Francie Spirkoff

Worthy Treasurer

John C. Elkinton

Worthy Chaplain

Worthy Shepherdess

Geneva Tanner

Worthy Guide

Worthy Herald

Glenda Klemm

Manetho, First Wise Man

Alchor, Second Wise Man

Gaspar, Third Wise Man

King

Queen

First Hand Maid

Second Hand Maid

Third Hand Maid

Worthy Organist

Worthy Guardian

Worthy Guard

U.S. Flag Bearer

Escort to the U.S. Flag

Escort to the U.S. Flag

Canadian Flag Bearer

Escort to the Canadian Flag

Escort to the Canadian Flag

Banner Bearer

Escort to the Banner Bearer

Escort to the Banner Bearer

Madonna

Angel

Courier

Queen’s Attendants

King’s Guards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Presiding Officers

 

YEAR

WORTHY HIGH PRIESTESS

WATCHMEN OF SHEPHERDS

Charter 1995-1996

Nancy C. Parker

James Parker

1996-1997

Frances Elkinton

John C. Elkinton

1997-1998

Carol S. Stone

James Forbus

1998-1999

Shirley H. Meerscheidt

Gene Belk*

1999-2000

Bertiss Norris*

Glen Rowe

2000-2001

Shelly Fischer-Free*

John C. Elkinton

2001-2002

Glenda Klemm

Jack Barricklo

2002-2003

Joyce Huey

Glen Rowe

2003-2004

Barbara Randle

Frank Randle

2004-2005

Carol S. Stone

Fred Wagner

2005-2006

Shelly Fischer-Free*

John C. Elkinton

2006-2007

Glynda “Mike” Bell

Frank Randle

2007-2008

Sandra Boatman

John C. Elkinton

2008-2009

Susan Smith

James Forbus

2009-2010

Glenda Klemm

William Groth

2010-2011

Francie Spirkoff

John C. Elkinton

2011-2012

Joan Groth

William Groth

2012-2013

Bennie Sue Rowe

Glen Rowe

2013-2014

Shirley Meerscheidt

Frank Randle

2014-2015

Diane Flanagan

Herman Flanagan

2015-2016

Betty Mugg

William Groth

2016-2017

Betty Mugg

William Groth

 

* Deceased

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Future Meeting Dates

 

Covered Dish Dinners are served before each meeting at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted

 

 

 

AUGUST 2017

 

Stated Meeting

Friday, August 4, 2017

7:30 pm

 

Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

Stated Meeting

Friday, September 1, 2017

7:30 pm

 

Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

 

OCTOBER 2017

 

Stated Meeting

Friday, October 6, 2017

7:30 pm

 

Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

 

NOVEMBER 2017

 

Stated Meeting

Friday, November 3, 2017

7:30 pm

 

Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

 

NO STATED MEETING IN DECEMBER

 

 

JANUARY 2018

 

Stated Meeting

Friday, January 5, 2018

7:30 pm

 

Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 

Annual Meeting

Friday, February 2, 2018

7:30 pm

 

Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

 

MARCH 2018

 

Annual Meeting

Friday, March 2, 2018

7:30 pm

Annual Election of Officers

 

Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

 

APRIL 2018

 

Annual Meeting

Friday, April 6, 2018

7:30 pm

 

Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

 

MAY 2018

 

Annual Meeting

Friday, May 4, 2018

7:30 pm

 

Potluck Dinner – 6:30 pm

 

JUNE 2018

 

NO MEETING IN JUNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 2017-2018

 

 

Audit Committee

 

Purpose: To audit the Shrine’s books for Annual Meeting in March.

 

Chairman:

 

Members:

By-Laws Committee

 

Purpose: To propose and handle all changes to the By-Laws

 

Chairman:

 

Members:

Continuing Service Award Committee

 

Purpose: To select a recipient for a Continuing Service Award.  This award may be given to any member, including Past Presiding Officers, of the Shrine, in recognition of continuing loyal support to the Shrine.  A certificate ordered from Supreme Worthy Scribe, should be presented to the recipient.

 

Chairman:

 

Members:

Finance Committee

 

Purpose: To oversee payment of bills and any monetary decisions.

 

Chairman:

 

Members:

Instruction Committee

 

Purpose: To instruct new members.  Meet two times a year with new members in a social gathering, giving information relative to the Shrine and Material Objective Committees, as they deem advisable.

 

Chairman:

 

Members:

Material Objective Committee

 

Purpose: To investigate and report on all applications for assistance from the Material Objective Fund.

 

Chairman:

 

Members:

Miriam Award Committee

 

Purpose: To select a recipient who cannot be a present or past-elected line officer of any Shrine.  The committee shall arrange for a proper award ceremony.

 

Chairman:

 

Members:

New Membership Committee

 

Purpose: Hold two meetings during the year; compile a list of prospective and eligible members.  WHP and WOS automatic members.

 

Chairman:

 

Members:

Personal Contact Committee

 

Purpose: To obtain a list from the Scribe, divide the names and contact those members who do not attend White Shrine meetings.  To hold two informal meetings during the year.  Secondly, to promote sociability and acquaintance among members.  Report activities at the Annual Meeting.

 

Chairman:

 

Members:

Refreshment Committee

 

Chairman:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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