Potentate 2017 About
Larry was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on 18 January 2010 at Lodge 381, Oceanside-San Dieguito Lodge. He is presently a member of Vista # 687; a Life Member of Triangle Chapter 155, Royal Arch Masons, serving as Scribe; a member of the Council of Cryptic Masons, Helix #58, Escondido; a Life Member of Valley of San Diego Scottish Rite, serving as First Lieutenant Commander of the Council of Kadosh, Scottish Rite Ambassador, recipient of Master Craftsman I and II Awards, and an officer of the Knights of St. Andrew; Charter Member, San Diego Knights of the Double Eagle; Sword Bearer of San Diego Commandery #25; and, Senior Warden, AMD Kit Carson Council #237, Escondido.
As a proud member of AI Bahr Shrine since May 2010, and a Shriner Permanent Contributing Member of Shriners Hospitals for Children, he served as First Ceremonial Master, following a tour as Second Ceremonial Master, and a member of the Shrine Camp Rebuilding Committee. Larry enjoys memberships in the following Units & Clubs: Peace Officers Shrine Club, Clowns, Legion of Honor, Mt. Laguna Shrine Club, Cigar Club, and the Yacht Club. He has served as Chairman of the Nobility Ball of 2012, planned and prepared for the 2013 AI Bahr Shrine Camp Week, and hosted the luncheon at the 2013 Brawley Cattle Call. With retirement imminent, Larry intends to focus primarily upon service to AI Bahr Shrine and remain active in other Masonic groups.
Potentate 2017 Message
It is a great honor and privilege to serve all as your Potentate for 2017.
At the commencement of each new Potentate Year, priorities and goals must be communicated so we achieve a mutual understanding of where we are, where we are planning to go, and how to get there. Communication is something that ALWAYS needs improvement, and the chief goal is always to do our best to keep you informed, not only of events, but any modifications or changes thereto.
Membership focus is becoming more critical each year, and this year is no exception. Changes will occur, sometimes through our mistake or oversight, and others through external forces or events will cause rescheduling or cancellation; when that happens, the Calendar in the Roster book, which is usually erroneous on the date it is passed out to you at the Ball, is no longer “written in stone”. Please contact our electronic calendar at the AlBahrShrine.org Website, call or email the Office Staff, presidents of your units and clubs, or a divan member, if in doubt.
My deepest appreciation for allowing me to serve as your Potentate in 2017. Lady Jayne and I will do the best we can to make it a great year, but we need YOUR help and advice
Al Bahr Shrine