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THERE WILL BE A NEW MEETING PLACE IN CHICAGO
DETAILS TO COME
MEETINGS ON 4TH TEUSDAYS 7:30 EST START 6:30 DINNERTIME
we are getting ready for 2021 – 2020 schedule had been interrupted by Covid 19 – we all wish you and your family good health and safety in these unprecedented times – we are still here and will carry on as conditions allow.
looking forward to new energy!
we have a new line , will be planning events for 2021
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.
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.
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.
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 Widow Sons 357 Brotherhood for manning the grill & Popcorn & Snow cone machines. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves & I look forward to seeing everyone again at next years picnic.
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!!!