Jim “Garibaldy” Fite

2500 So. Boldt Ave.  Tyler, Texas 75701

      903-592-1324  E-mail-jwfitz@hotmail.com



                                 T.S.C.A.  Mid –Winter Meeting Tyler, Texas

                                                           March 8, 2003


President Jim “Garibaldy” Fite called the meeting of the Texas Shrine Clown Association to order at 2:10 PM on March 8, 2003


Chaplain Josh “Goose” Fite offered invocation; Parliamentarian Randell “Randy” Dunn was asked to lead the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.


President Jim Fite welcomed everyone to Tyler, Texas.  He said to all Wow, big thanks for the outstanding attendance.  It just goes to show everyone our Association is as strong as it can be and he appreciated everyone’s participations in the events of competition.


President Jim Fite introduced the following T. S. C. A. Officers.  Parliamentarian Randell Dunn, Chaplin Josh Fite, Secretary / Treasurer Bob Mantle, 2nd Vice President Eddie Cox, and 1st Vice President George White.  After introducing the head table President Jim Fite introduced the three Assemblymen in attendance. Bill Gill, Wayne Duncan, and Dewayne Cockran.


President Jim Fite then requested a T.S.C.A. unit roll call of unit.  Roll call was given by Secretary / Treasurer Bob Mantle.  During roll call each unit President was given the opportunity to introduce their Divan Members and Dignitaries.


There were fifteen (15 ) clown units out of eighteen present at the meeting.  The following clown units were not in attendance.  Al Amin Pharr, Khiva Amarillo, and Maskat of Wichita Falls.  All clown units with the exception of Khiva of Amarillo have paid their 2003 dues.


President Jim Fite then called for the reading of the T.S.C.A. June 7, 2002 breakfast and special called meeting minutes of October 26, 2002.  A motion was made by Vern King and seconded by Joe Cole to waive the reading of the minutes and let them stand as they are written.  The motion carried by the show of hands.  It was noted a copy of the minutes are posted on the Texas Shrine Clown Web site for viewing.


President Jim Fite then requested the reading of the treasurers report.  Secretary/ Treasurer Bob Mantle read a complete detailed financial summary to the assembly.  The beginning balance as of June 10, 2002 was $4,198.75.  From June 10, 2002 through February 28, 2003 there has been $2,280.01 Deposited into the account.  There has been $1,505.20 in expenses through February 28, 2003.  Leaving a balance in the account as of February 28, 2003 $4,973.56.


The members were reminded that the Association funds are being tracked through the software account Quicken 2000.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report as read.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.












Jim Fite-Sharon


1st Vice President

George White-Moslah


2nd Vice President

Eddie Cox-Hella



Bob Mantle - Hella



Josh Fite-Sharon



Randall Dunn - Hella



Wayne Duncan-Alzafar

Dewayne Cockran-Sharon

Larry Sonnier-El Mina


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

’00-’01 H. Leighton Roddy-Moslah

’01-’02 Bennie Bowers-Alzafar





ALAMIN       ALZAFAR     ARABIA       BEN HUR     EL MAIDA    EL MINA      HELLA         KAREM        KHIVA        MASKAT      MOSLAH      SHARON      SUEZ

Corpus Christi  San Antonio     Houston           Austin               El Paso             Beaumont        Dallas              Waco                Amarillo           Wichita Falls   Fort Worth                               Tyler                Abliene

                                                Pharr               Kerrville                                                                                   Galveston                                                         Lubbock                                                                               San Angelo        


                                                                                  Visit our web site at:   http://www.texasshrineclowns.org.


                             Joe Cole Past TCSA President made a motion to make a $500.00 donation to the International Sneaker Fund in memory of all the

                            deceased clown ladies that we have lost during the year.   Woody Woodard seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.


President Jim Fite called for the Black Camel Report of all deceased members since the last Association meeting.  The following names were      read. Frank Jones of Alamin Corpus Christi, Gordon Williams 90-91 Past TSCA President, Julian Amols, Kirman Smith Jr., of Alzafar Nemnuf Clowns, Pete Meet of Alzafar Keerville, Charlie Tupper, and Richard Neal of El Mina Nem Loof, Delbert Stone of Khiva Lubbock, Jack Simms of Moslah and Edgar Clifton of Suez Abliene.


President Jim Fite asked Chaplain Josh Fite to offer a prayer in memory of all our deceased members.


President Jim Fite then offered the floor to Parliamentarian Randell Dunn.  Randell made a motion to pay our web master Barry Lucas a fee of $100.00 for keeping our web site current.  To pay Douglas King $100.00 for hosting the Clown web site.  While Randall had the floor he requested that a refund be made to Bob Mantle for purchasing Association Bolos, Logo Pins and 25 year Bolos for members with 25 years service or more.  The amount to be refunded to Bob was read as follows. 300 ea 25 yr Bolo @ $753.00,

150 Label Pins @ $300.00, 150 TSCA Bolos @ $525.00 shipping and handling $22.00 total payable $1,600.00.

 All three motions were voted on and passed by unanimous vote.


President Jim Fite then introduced the Officer of I.S.C.A. that were in attendance.  He thanked them for taking the time to come to Tyler

and for judging our events.


TSA skit, parade and business information was not available at the midwinter meeting.  This information will be sent to each unit

President when the data becomes available.  This year’s skit, parade and business meeting will be held in Humble, Texas on June 5, 6, 7.


The next order of business was pulling numbers for skits at TSA.  The attached is the order pulled per unit.  The staring time will be 2:00 PM on Friday June 6, 2003 place to be determined. (1) Arabia Clown Jewels ( 2) Alzafar Nemnuf, ( 3 ) El Mina Nem Loof,  ( 4 ) Ben Hur,

( 5 ) El Mina Braz Clowns, ( 6 ) Sharon, ( 7 ) Moslah, ( 8 ) Suez Abilene, ( 9 ) Hella, ( 10 ) Alzafar Kerrville, ( 11) Al Amin Corpus,

( 12 ) El Maida, ( 13 ) Karem..  The following units decided they will not participate.  Al Amin Pharr, Khiva Amarillo, Kiva Lubbock.

Maskat and Suez San Angelo.


The Khiva Clowns from Lubbock presented a check to the sneaker fund in the amount of $136.00.

Jim Wells from the Hella Clowns made a clown table that he sold chances on and raised 920.00 for the sneaker fund.

Other donations to the sneaker fund came from the Kerr Klowns in the amount of $120.00.  The Sharon Clown in the amount of $700.00

and the Sharon Clown ladies made a donation in the amount of $800.00.


The next order of business was the election of officers.  President Jim Fite put into nomination the name of George”Pudgie” White

 of the Moslah Clowns for TSCA President for the ensuing year 2003-2004.  The nominations were closed and George White

 was elected by acclimation.


First Vice President George White put the name of Eddie”Fireplug” Cox into nomination for first Vice President for the

 ensuring year 2003-2004.  The nominations were closed and Eddie “Fireplug” Cox was elected by acclimation


President Jim Fite opened the nomination for 2nd Vice President.  Vern King of the Arabia Clown Jewels put up the name of

 Joe “Blades” Lester.  Joe Blades was qualified to be nominated to the office of 2nd Vice president by meeting all the requirements

According to the TSCA bylaws.  There being no further nominations the nominations were closed and Joe “Blades” Lester

 was elected to the office of 2nd Vice President.


President Jim Fite then opened the nomination for Secretary / Treasurer.  Randell Dunn of Hella Shrine put up the name of

Bob “Checkers” Mantle for nomination.  There being no further nominations, the nominations were closed and Bob “Checkers”

Mantle was elected to the office of Secretary/Treasurer.


President Jim Fite opened the floor for nomination for Parliamentarian.  Odell Kolaczkowski of the Hella Clowns put up the name

Of Randell “Randy” Dunn toserve as Parliamentarian for the ensuing year 2003-2004.  There being no further nominations the

Nominations were closed and Randell “Randy” Dunn was elected Parliamentarian.


President Jim Fite then opened the floor for the election of three Assemblymen.  The following were elected to serve as

Assemblymen for the ensuing year 2003-2004.  Vern “POGO” King of the Arabia Clown Jewels, Jerry “Larry-ETT” Williams

of the Suez Three Rivers Clowns and Wayne “YO YO” Duncan of the Alzafar Nemnuf Clown Unit.


Jim thanked everyone for supporting the Association.  He mentioned that at the awards dinner the Association would be recognizing

106 members who have been active in the Association for 25 years or longer.


TSCA Chaplain Josh Fite gave the closing invocation.


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


Respectfully submitted



Bob “Checkers” Mantle