• 2020 Super Bowl at El Bekal

    January 20th, 2020

    El Bekal will be hosting it's annual Super Bowl Party! Click on the link to find out more information.

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  • Valencia Shrine Club Lady's Day

    January 21st, 2020

    Join Valencia Shrine Club for their first Lady's Day of the new decade!

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  • 2020 In and Out

    January 5th, 2020

    El Bekal just had it's 2020 In and Out. Ringing in the new year and decade right!

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  • Latest El Bekalans

    January 22nd, 2019

    Download the latest edition of our Shrine's newsletter, The El Bekalan. Click on the link below to see our collection of El Bekalan newsletters. 

    See the February 2020 El Bekalan
  • Valentines Day Dinner

    January 23rd, 2020

    Have plans for Valentines Day? Join El Bekal with your favorite partner for a very special Valentines Day dinner. Put in your reservation today!

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  • 2020 Indio Ceremonial & Date Festival

    January 24th, 2020

    Sign up for the 2020 Indio Ceremonial and Date Festival. Rooms are going fast, so please send in your reservations early.

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El Bekal Shrine 2020 Illustrious Potentate Merritt Read

Royal Chariots Shrine Unit

Royal Chariots for WebPresident: John Ludwig
Secretary: Bill Meeks
Parade Director: Terry Conahan
Liaison Officer: John Ludwig

Welcome to the El Bekal Royal Chariots Page

Ours is a group of El Bekal Shriners that formed in 1984. We individually own and maintain Dune Buggies in all types of body styles and colors. These buggies are Volkswagen, gasonline rear engine powered and have chrome or mag wheels, are open air or topless. They all have fiberglass bodies and are street legal for licensing. For many years the Director of Units and his staff had difficulties obtaining open touring cars to carry Shrine officers in parades. Thus, the Royal Chariots came into being.

We carry the Potentate and his Divan in all parades, attend money-raising functions of other Units and Clubs, and any other services required by the Potentate and Divan. We try to have a social gathering each month, which could be a rally, picnic or other type to bring the group and their ladies together.

We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Shrine Center. Our ladies have their own meeting at the same place and time. If you would like to join us, call the Shrine office to get the name and phone number of a Unit Officer. Initiation Fee is $50.00 and Annual Dues are $25.00. Any new member is also required to purchase and have in good mechanical order a dune buggy within 90 days after joining the Unit. Our uniforms consist of gray and/or white trousers, purple double knit shirt with logo on the back, purple socks, and black and/or white shoes. A driving jacket is also available. Uniforms are purchased through the Unit's Quartermaster. Tuxedos are worn at Shrine formal events.

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