Monday, January 20, 2020
Arabia Units Patrol



Arabia Patrol or simply The Parol is the first Uniformed Unit of Arabia Shrine Center, celebrated its 100th birthday in March, 2015. The purpose of the Patrol, as documented in 1916, is to maintain a drill team at all times that is proficient in Military Drills and Tactics. Furthermore, its mission is to promote fellowship between members of the Patrol and their families, and to support activities of Arabia Shrine Center as may be designated by the Illustrious Potentate.


The Patrol is not a military unit and does not require that you have a military background to become a member. However, the Patrol does specialize in performing "Close Order" military style drills when competing against other Patrol Units in Texas and across North America. During the past 20 years, the Patrol has captured more championships than any Patrol Unit in the United States. During this period, Arabia Patrol has placed first in 10 State Drill Competitions, 17 National Drill Competitions, 11 National Parade Competitions and every State Parade Competition that it has entered.


The Patrol is a leader in Arabia Shrine Center. Through the years, Patrol has raised money for the Shrine Hospitals, led the Shrine Center in Circus sales and provided more men in leadership positions than any other unit in Arabia Shrine Center. We are proud to say that more than 24 Past Potentates are Patrolmen.


It isn't all work and no play for the Patrol. We do work hard, but we've never lost a party. Patrol hosts and sponsors the premier events at Arabia Shrine Center, including the Past Potentates' Ball in November, recognizing all Past Potentates of Arabia Shrine Center. In the spring, right in the middle of drill practice, we throw a "Bones Party", with barbecued beef ribs and all of the trimmings, as well as numerous other parties during the year.

Come join us. If you want to see North America during the 4th of July, come join Patrol. If you want to lose (marching) or gain (partying) a little weight, come join Patrol. We work hard to please everyone's needs.


If you have any questions about us, please contact us.



Patrol 2019 Officers


Captain: Illustrious Sir John McDonald, PP

1st Lieutenant: Noble Michael P. Sevilla

2nd Lieutenant: Noble Art V. Valdez

Drill Lieutenant: Noble Greg Edmonds

Secretary/Treasurer: Noble Randy Carter


Stated Meeting: 4th Monday

Dinner at 6:00 PM Meeting starts at 7:00 PM

Meeting Place: Braeswood Room

For more information contact Illustrious Sir John McDonald 832 722 0963


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