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Arabia Units Patrol

Welcome to the Arabia Center's Patrol Unit Web Page


 

Stated Meeting: 4th Monday - 6:30 PM 
Meeting Place: Patrol Unit Room

 

CaptainAl Sweat
1st Lieutenant - SocialTodd Smith
1st Lieutenant - MilitaryClaude Eichenour
Drill LieutenantJohn McDonald, PP
SecretaryRandy Carter
TreasurerMatt Bell
Lt. ColonelJohn Weiums
Contact Phone Number713-644-2090

Arabia Patrol ot simply The Patrol

 

is the first Uniformed Unit of Arabia Shrine Center will celebrate 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.


 

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