On Sunday Jan 24th the members of EL JAALA GROTTO held their 69th Annual Installation of Officers at Medinah Temple. It was a bitter sweet occasion our Monarch elect Bro Richard Aka Pineapple was recovering from a serious car accident in the hospital so he was not able to attend, but the show must go on & the rest of the officers & lady’s & guest enjoyed a great ceremony & a great dinner. We were once again proud to have Past Grand Monarch David Rebmann conduct the installation of officers. We were also proud to initiate 6 new prophets into the enchanted realm.Read More
On Dec 6th the Prophets of EL JAALA GROTTO & their ladies celebrated the holidays with some Latin Flare & style!! We were served up some great Puerto Rican food & drinks. Special Thanks to the staff @ Cafe Latino for making our evening a very enjoyable one. All in attendance had a great time. What better way to bring in the holidays!!Read More
Prophets, Ladies & Guests… ..
Enjoy a fantastic dinner with true friends!
EL JAALA’S ITALIAN “COOKS’ NIGHT OUT”
6340 N. Lincoln Ave
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Fellowship 4:30 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm
This dinner includes:
Your choice of Tilapia Lemon or Chicken Vesevio with pasta, salad, bread & butter, ice cream and coffee.
Other beverages not included – cash bar
RSVP by 11/9 via email to Tom Bachochin-Secretary at email@example.com
or Send Check via mail by 11/5 to:
El Jaala Grotto
337 E. Fullerton Ave
Glendale Hts, IL 60139-2663
On October 9th the members of the Illinois State Grotto Association had their annual hospitality room. Where they hosted all the brethren attending the Grand Lodge session in Springfield,IL. At this session EL JAALA GROTTO initiated 13 New Prophets into the relm. On the following day during the Illinois State Grotto Association Luncheon our very own Past Monarch Ivan Lugo was awarded the Illinois State Grotto Association Mason of the year award. The award was presented by the newly elected Grand Master Of Illinois Tony Cracco.Read More
On July 26th the members of EL JAALA GROTTO hosted their annual ” Jack Heinz Memorial Pig Roast” at the LaGrange Masonic Children’s Home. This pig roast is open to members of our great fraternity, their family & friends. Once again our Pig Roast was a great success. Thanks to all who participated...Read More
Join the Prophets of
EL JAALA GROTTO
as we assist in the “SPECIAL SMILES”
program at the Chicago Special Olympics
on Wednesday, May 6th from 9:00 AM til 1:00 PM
at Eckersall Stadium, 2423 E. 82nd St. (at Yates)
Once again we will be handing out “goody” bags to the athletes
while we register them for their free dental screenings.
Be a Volunteer…Make a Difference!
To be a part of this fun and worthwhile activity contact
Past Monarch John Eichler,
Chairman, “Special Smiles” Committee
Prophets Volunteering at this event are encouraged to wear their
El Jaala Grotto shirts, jackets and Fezzes.Read More
The 68th Annual Midwest Grotto Association Convention will be held Wednesday, September 30 through Saturday, October 3, 2015 and you can make your hotel reservations now. Convention packets will be available at the spring meeting and will also be mailed to each Grotto.
The theme for this years convention will be “Hooked On Grotto”.
We look forward to seeing all of you in the spring!!
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact:
Jim Bainter : firstname.lastname@example.org (309) 208-5246 – Bob Wheeler : email@example.com (309) 369-7357 – David Rebmann : firstname.lastname@example.org (309) 696-7974 – Shannon Walden : email@example.com (309) 657-1962
Midwest Grotto Association Midwinter Meeting
April 10 & 11, 2015
Abbas Grotto 1839 1/2 Highview Road East Peoria, IL 61611
Schedule Rooms are available at:
Stoney Creek Inn
101 Mariners Way
(800) 659-2220 or (309) 694-1300
Nightly rate is $89.00 + tax
Room Reservations must be made by: 3/31/15
Friday, April 10
• Hospitality : 5:00 pm • Dinner Available at Abbas Grotto East Peoria, IL 61611
Saturday, April 11
• Ladies Activities with Lunch Group name is: Midwest Grotto Association
• Lunch available at Abbas ($5.00) : 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
• Business Meeting – 1:00 pm
• Social Hour – 5:00 pm
• Dinner available at Abbas ($15.00) – 6:00 pm
• Good Fellowship - 7:00 — ???
EL JAALA GROTTO
COOKS NIGHT OUT
THE MEMBERS OF EL JAALA GROTTO INVITE YOU TO JOIN THEM AT THEIR ANNUAL COOKS NIGHT OUT EVENT!
COME ON OUT AND TRAVEL WITH US AS WE VENTURE TO THE LAND OF BULAGRIA
KEBABS / SHOPSKA SALAD
WHERE: RESTAURANT MEHANATA
1141 LEE STREET DES PLANIES IL 60016
WHEN: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9th, 2014 @ 5PM
COST $23.00 PER PERSON
MENU: Shopska Salad, Russian Yogurt Salad, Fried Zucchini, Homemade Cheese Sticks, Chicken Kebab, Kufte (Pork) Meatball, Pork loin Chop, & a soft drink. What else can you ask for!!!!! There is a cash bar.
SEND RSVPS BY OCTOBER 27th, 2014
TO MONARCH BILL firstname.lastname@example.org
MAIL CHECKS & NUMBER OF PEOPLE ATTENDING TO:
El JAALA GROTTO, PO Box 2715, Des Plaines, IL 60017