H. Leighton Roddy Jr.

1616 Martel – Fort Worth, Texas  76103-1417

twrod@juno.com

 

 

 

MINUTES

TSCA BREAKFAST MEETING

JUNE 2, 2000

 

The Texas Shrine Clown Association held it’s annual breakfast and business meeting at the University

Of Texas Faculty Center at 25th and Guadalupe Street in Austin Texas.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Butch Davis at 7:45 AM on June 2, 2000.

 

Invocation was given by Chaplain Bill Sandell.

 

The Pledge of allegiance was lead by 1st vice president Bennie Bowers.

 

President Davis called the meeting to break for breakfast and fellowship.

 

 Following breakfast, President Butch Davis called the meeting back to order.  All officers and their ladies were introduced.

 

Special recognition was extended to the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Texas W. Vernon Burke and his lady Fay who were in attendance.

 

 President Butch Davis then recognized the Al Amin Divan and their Ladies for their support throughout the year.

 

 President Butch Davis then called all the past presidents of the association up front and introduced each of them.  Those in attendance were.

1985-86-Dale Kell-Suez

1987-88-James Blackburn-El mina

1989-90-Joe Cole-Ben Hur

1993-94-Mike Cofffey –Alzafar

1994-95-Bill Arrendale-Ben Hur

1996-97- Barney Johnson-Suez

1997-98-Pete Peters-Sharon

1998-99- Dennis Greenawald-Hella

 

Parker Helms Secretary/Treasure Pro-Tem conducted roll call of all TSCA units.  Each unit was asked to introduce their Divan members and unit officers present.  Twelve TSCA units out of nineteen were represented.  The Divan members were excused to attend other competitions.

 

Bill Sandell was asked to give a Black Camel report of all deceased members since our March meeting.

The following names were read. Buddy Armstrong El Mina Beaumont, J. Tom Shelton Past TSCA President 1978-79, Tom Cobb, Bobby Monger, Jack Elston, and Jack Garder all of Moslah. Jim Baugh of  Suez Abilene and Sam Smith of Suez San Angelo.  Chaplin Bill Sandelll offered a prayer in commemoration of our deceased brethren.

 

 

President Butch Davis called for the reading of the mid-winter minutes.  A motion was made and seconded to waive the reading of the minutes.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

President Butch Davis called for treasurer report by Parker Helms Secretary / Treasurer Pro-Tem.

Brother Helms went over the expenses and income for the year.  Upon completion of his report he provided and audited copy of the finance report to the incoming Secretary / Treasurer Bob Mantle

along with a check in the amount of $2337.61.

A motion was made by Dennis Greenawald to make Parker Helms Secretary / Treasurer of record. 

 The motion was seconded by Joe Cole and the motion passed by unanimous vote.

 
President

H. Leighton Roddy Jr. - Moslah

 

1st Vice President

Bennie Bowers - Alzafar

 

2nd Vice President

Jim Fite - Sharon

 

Secretary/Treasurer       

Bob Mantle - Hella

 

Chaplain

George White - Moslah

 

Parliamentarian

Randall Dunn - Hella

 

Assemblymen

Jim Ford III - Alzafar

Vern King - Arabia

George White - Moslah

 

Past Presidents and

Board of Directors

 

‘60-’61 Barney Koepp-BEN HUR*

‘61-’62 Max O. Slade-BEN HUR*

‘62-’63 Jack Walders-KHIVA*

‘63-’64 Fred Stancliff Sr.-ARABIA*

‘64-’65 Clint McKethan-KAREM

‘65-’66 Ralph L. Davis-SHARON

‘66-’67 L. Troy Woerner-HELLA*

‘67-’68 L. Ed Travis-ALZAFAR

‘68-’69 Al E. Peveto-EL MINA

‘69-’70 Harold Bristol-MASKAT

‘70-’71 J.R. Brady-MOSLAH

‘71-’72 Cecil Gilum-SUEZ

‘72-’73 Alvin H. Jones-BEN HUR

‘73-’74 Porter Ridlehuber-KAREM*

‘74-’75 Bill Coffey-ALZAFAR*

‘75-’76 C. L. Osborn-ARABIA

‘76-’77 J. H. Armstrong-EL MINA

‘77-’78 John W. Brown-SHARON*

‘78-’79 J. Tom Shelton-MOSLAH

‘79-’80 W. C. Watts-EL MINA*

‘80-’81 Eddie Jones-BEN HUR

‘81-’82 Marion Moore-KHIVA*

‘82-’83 Joe Gulinson-ALZAFAR*

‘83-’84 John S. Gordon-ARABIA

‘84-’85 Homer Kennedy-SHARON

‘85-’86 Dale Kell-SUEZ

‘86-’87 Randall Dunn-HELLA

‘87-’88 James Blackburn-EL MINA

‘88-’89 Coy Hart-MOSLAH

‘89-’90 Joe Cole-BEN HUR

‘90-’91 Gordon Williams-ALZAFAR

‘91-’92 Floyd Crawley-SHARON

‘92-’93 Don Billings-ARABIA

‘93-’94 Mike Coffey-ALZAFAR

‘94-’95 Bill Arrendale-BEN HUR

‘95-’96 Kenny Williams-KAREM

‘96-’97 Barney Johnson-SUEZ

‘97-’98 Pete Peters-SHARON

‘98-’99 Dennis Greenawald-Hella

Wesley Henson*

‘99-’00 Butch Davis-Al Amin

 

             *Deceased

 

 


 

                                President Butch Davis called for the reading of the mid-winter minutes.  A motion was made and seconded

                                To waive the reading of the minutes.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

                                President Butch Davis called for the treasurer report by Parker Helms Secretary/Treasurer Pro-Tem.  Brother

                                Helms went over the expenses and income for the year.  Upon completion of his report he provided an audited

                                copy of the finance report to the incoming Secretary/Treasurer Bob Mantle along with a check in the amount

Of $2337.61.  A motion was made and seconded to except the treasurer report as submitted.  The motion

passed by unanimous vote.

 

A motion was made Dennis Greenawald to make Parker Helms Secretary/Treasurer of record.  The motion

was seconded by Joe Cole and the motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

President Butch Davis mentioned that the proposed by-law changes under Article IV Officers Section 2D which

were submitted to the T.S.A. Purpose and Policy Committee have been approved.  These by-law changes read

as follows.  All members for the office in the association must have five (5) years of membership in a local

TSCA clown unit.  All candidates for the office of 2nd Vice President must be a past unit President and shall submit

To the Association Secretary a resume of his past Shrine history and any other pertinent information along

with a letter of recommendation and certification from his Temple Potentate.  The Association Secretary must

receive the resume and accompanying letter in sufficient time for notification of all unit heads of the proposed

candidate.  All candidates not submitting such information at least thirty  (30) days prior to any such mid-winter

meeting  will be disqualified as to the office of 2nd Vice President for that year.

 

Joe Cole made a motion that the Texas Shrine Clown Association make a donation to the Sneaker Fund.                                           The motion was seconded by Jim Blackburn.  Discussion was to make a $100.00 donation.  The motion carried by unanimous vote.

                        

The Moslah Clown unit made a donation of $5100 to the sneaker fund.  The check was presented to 1st  Vice                                  President Joe Cole of the International Shrine Clown Association in memory of their deceased members. 

 

Joe Cole made a motion we look into upgrading our web-site and place the Association by-laws on the site for all

members to read.  Dennis Greenawald agreed to handle the project.  The motion was seconded by Mike Coffey

and the motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

President Butch Davis thanked everyone for making his year very successful.  Butch gave a special thanks to

Parker Helms and his Lady Ellen for stepping in and helping out.  Butch presented Brother Helms a plaque showing his appreciation.

 

                President Butch Davis invited 1999 Past Potentate Jimmy “Posey” King of Moslah Temple to the podium to

                Install the officers for the ensuing year.  The following officers were installed.

                                President- Leighton Roddy - Moslah

1st Vice President-Benny Bowers- Alzafar

2nd Vice President-Jim Fite- Sharon

Secretary/Treasurer-Bob Mantle- Hella

Chaplain-George White- Moslah

Parliamentarian-Randell Dunn-Hella

Assemblyman- James Ford lll- Alzafar

Assemblyman- Vern King- Arabia

Assemblyman-George White- Moslah

 

Passing of the gavel was given to President H. Leighton Roddy Jr.

 

New Moslah clown Bob “Homey” Shelton (J.Tom’s son) made the presentation of the fez to President

                                Leighton Roddy.  The fez that was presented to President Leighton Roddy  was the President’s

Fez which was worn by Past President J. Tom “Happy Hobo” Shelton in 1978-79.  The wording on the fez

Says Texas State Clown Association.  This was the name of the association in the seventies.  President

Leighton Roddy is wearing this fez in remembrance of the good brother, friend and fellow clown.

 

President Leighton Roddy made the Fez presentation to the Secretary/Treasurer Bob Mantle and Chaplain

George White.

 

President Leighton Roddy made his acceptance speech thanking all units for their support and especially

the Moslah Clowns for their work and support to reach this position, Past Potentate “Posey” for the installation

of the new TSCA officers, and his lady Carolyn “Crash” King. 

 

                                President Leighton Roddy then told how in 1984 he received his clown name “TW” from this gracious lady.

 

                                President Leighton Roddy thanked the Al Amin Shrine Clown Unit for their support as well as Past President

                                Butch Davis and his lady Karen.

 

                                A plaque was presented to Past President Butch Davis showing the Association appreciation.

 

                President Leighton Roddy thanked the Ben Hur “Srekoj” clowns for the arrangements and decorations for

                                This TSCA breakfast.  A special thanks was given to Gordon Decker and his lady Mary Ann for the head table

                                Hand made decorations and the registration process.

 

                                Chaplain George White gave the benediction.

 

                                There being no further business the meeting adjourned in peace and harmony.

 

 

                               

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Bob Mantle

Secretary/Treasurer

 

 

 

                               

 

 

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