84th Annual Meeting of the Illinois State Grotto Association

Announcing the 84th Annual Meeting of the


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pheasant Run Resort

4051 E. Main St.

St. Charles, IL

Print you 2014 Schedule and Dinner Reservation/Payment form here:

or visit

See Past Monarch Guy Carbona of El Jaala become our new President

Rooms at the resort are available for as little as only $99+tax for a king or 2 queens in a courtyard room. Tower rooms with microwave & refrigerator start at $129+. Call them direct at 630-307-1100 to make your reservations.

Check out the resort at:

Questions? Call Howard @ 847-778-1824


Chicago Special Olympics

Join the Prophets of


as we assist the “SPECIAL SMILES”

program at the Chicago Special Olympics

on Wed. May 7th from 9:00 AM til 2:00 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

at 312-399-1577.

Prophets Volunteering at this event are encouraged to wear their

El Jaala Grotto shirts, jackets, and Fezzes.



Honorary membership to Past Grand Monarch David Rebmann

At February’s stated meeting, we voted to extend an honorary membership to Past Grand Monarch David Rebmann. Dave has travelled the 165 miles each way in bad weather about 5 times to install our officers and had performed the Chief Justice part in our initiation ritual cast at least a half dozen times, obligating many of our Prophets. This is our way of saying THANK YOU for all he does for the Grottoes of North America and us in particular.


El Jaala’s Afgani “Cooks’ Night Out!”

Prophets, Ladies, & Guests… ..

Enjoy a fantastic dinner with true friends and good fellowship!

Kabul House

4949 W. Oakton St.

Skokie, IL

Sunday April 27, 2014

Fellowship 5:30 pm

Dinner 6:00 pm

ONLY $19.95

Dinner includes : Your choice of ground sirloin of beef, chicken or lamb kabobs with tasty Afgan rice and starters and desert.

Beverages not included – Cash Bar

Tons of fun with your Grotto friends!

RSVP By 4/15/2014 – Make checks payable to El Jaala Grotto, PO Box 2715, Des Plaines, IL  60017


El Jaala vs Daughters of Mokanna Bowl

The sister organization of EL JAALA Grotto named The Daughters of Mokanna will be having a bowling event at Mont Clare Lanes on March 9th, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

This is open all Masons and friends.

3 games of bowling plus shoe rental & soda, and pizza for $25.00 per person.


If you are interested in eating pizza and soda $12.00 per person.



Video – Bringing Special Smiles to Special Kids

Bringing Special Smiles to Special Kids

To view video click on link above.