Category Events

July 4th Town of Des Plaines Parade

El Jaala Grotto participated in the town of Des Plaines Annual 4th of July parade. What a great time was had by all. Big THANKS to all the Prophets for coming on out & supporting our Grotto. A SPECIAL THANKS to the Daughters of Mokanna Caldron #104 for taking part of such a beautiful day. Thanks to Prophet Damien Hudson & the Trolley Car & Bus Company for providing the Trolley & WB Kurt F Rubin for making sure the troops made it to & from the parade safely.


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2017 Supreme Council Session

On June 21st to the 24th the Supreme Grotto Session was help in Perrysburg Ohio.  El Jaala was well represented by Past Monarchs Manny Roth & Ivan Lugo along with Prophet Mark Victoria.   Attention Prophets & all join us as we reflect & celebrate on El Jaala Grottoes hard work in supporting the Humanitarian Foundation Dental Program. #6 out of 58 Grottoes not bad for a Grotto that meets out of a red bag. El Jaala Grotto would not have been successful without the support we received from our various lodges, other appendant bodies, & all that contributed to this worthy charity, especially our very own Prophets & Daughters of Mokanna.


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2017 Toothbrush Day

On June 17th El Jaala Grotto participated for the 2nd time in the Taste Of Des Plaines.  We had a great booth manned by Prophets Tim Blythe, Luis Mendez & PM Ivan Lugo.   WB Luis Mendez SR was visiting from out of town & was put to work.   It was a beautiful day & a great time was had by all.  We passed many toothbrushes & Humanitarian Foundation brochures.

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Friendship Assembly of Jobs Daughters

On May 2nd the Friendship Assembly of Jobs Daughters hosted many appendant bodies to come in and talk about their organizations & charities. Monarch Rex Quijano attended and spoke about El Jaala Grotto & the Humanitarian Foundation.

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2017 Upcoming El Jaala Grotto & DOM #104 Events..Come on out & Have some Grotto Fun!!

Daughters Of Mokanna El Jaala Caldron #104 Bowling Fundraiser







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1st Cooks Night Out Event for 2017

On March 12th Members of El Jaala Grotto along with their ladys attended the first cooks night out for 2017. Our host restaurant was Chicken Ati-Atihan owned by Brother Randy Famacion. He had his staff prepare for us a wonderful buffet feast.

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2017 Installation of Officers

On Sunday Jan 29th El Jaala Grotto had their 70th Installation of Officers & Initiation Ceremony. Special Thanks to Past Grand Monarch David Rebman from Abbas Grotto & Honorary member of El Jaala Grotto for being the Installing Monarch & Illinois State Grotto President Michael Wick from Alibad Grotto for being the Installing Marshall. We had many prophets, family & friends in attendance. The Daughters Of Mokanna El Jaala Caldron were in attendance. The lovely ladies donated the great looking & tasty cake as they have done for years. The Mighty Chosen One Joy Lugo presented the new Monarch with his 1st Enchanted Lantern. El Jaala was happy to initiate 5 New Prophets. The folks at Medinah Banquets provided a great meal. A great meal & a great time was had by all.


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EL JAALA GROTTO “Jack Heinz Memorial Pig Roast” 2016

On Sunday July 31st EL JAALA GROTTO hosted it’s 12th Annual “Jack Heinz Memorial Pig Roast” at the Lagrange Masonic Childrens Home. We had over 200 guests attend this years picnic. Special BIG THANKS to the following groups & people without your assistance or contribution the event would not have been so successful= Thanks to River Forest Austin Lodge for the bouncy house, Elmhurst Lodge for the water, MIB Lodge for the providing the fire trucks & taking the kids on the traditional ice cream run & all the folks who donated the funds to pay for it, Ravenswood Lodge for donating the roasted pig & pinata, The Daughters of Mokanna for donating the toys & prizes, Joy Lugo & Mary Lou Blythe & Tim Timothy Blythe for running the carnival games, Hinsdale Lodge for the carnival games, members of Wid...

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1st July 4th Parade

On Monday July 4th EL JAALA GROTTO took part of the town of Des Plaines 4th of July parade event. This was the 1st time we participated in this event & it was a successful one. We were happy to be joined by the current Mighty Chosen One Grace Schermerhorn & along with two Past Mighty Chosen Ones Janette & Elizabeth Thompson. EL JAALA had it’s Color Guard & Clown Unit out in the parade & everyone truly enjoyed Prophet Cesar with all his interactions with the crowd. A Special thanks to all who came out & to our current Monarch Pineapple, Past Monarch’s Craig Stewart, Howard Schermerhorn, Charlie Dever & Prophets John G Nyman, & the members of the EL JAALA GROTTO Color Guard & Clown Unit EL JAALA THANKS YOU!!!

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Tooth Brush Day @ The Taste Of Des Plaines

On June 18th EL JAALA GROTTO participated for the 1st time in our history in the annual Taste Of Des Plaines. We picked this event to conduct our Tooth Brush Day Event. The weather was great and so was the crowd. The Town of Des Plaines is where EL JAALA is based out of and the folks & the townships government was more than elated to see us out in support. We were more than happy to get out in the public and spread the Grotto word about our great charity the Humanitarian Foundation & our organization. Thanks to Prophet Timothy Blythe for enduring the heat with me & putting in the work in support of our Grotto.

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