David “Howie-U” Olivares

4010 Regal Rose - San Antonio, Texas 78259

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March 15, 2008



T.S.C.A. Mid-Winter Business Meeting

The Hilton San Antonio Airport-San Antonio, Texas


President David “Howie-U” Olivares called the business meeting of The Texas Shrine Clown Association to order at 2:00 PM on March 15, 2008.


First Vice President Don “Lil-Bit” Henson lead the assembly in the pledge of allegiance to the American and Texas Flags.


T.S.C.A. Chaplain Al “Freckles” Gray offered up the invocation.


President David Olivares welcomed everyone to San Antonio and extended his appreciation to everyone’s participation in the events of competition.


President Olivares introduced the officers of The Texas Shrine Clown Association seated at the head table. 1st Vice president Don Lil-Bit” Henson, 2nd Vice President Sam “Lucky” Taylor, Secretary / Treasurer Bob “Checkers” Mantle, Parliamentarian Eddie “Fireplug” Cox and Chaplain Al “Freckles” Gray.  The following Assemblymen were also introduced. Steven “Buzz” Dilsworth, Jimmy “Scooter” Godsey and Lerouce “Red Buttons” Jones.


President David Olivares recognized the I.S.C.A officers in attendance. Past I.S.C.A President Ken “Grimee” Taylor, Treasurer Michael Howie” Howard, Brian Kennedy and Past I.S.C.A. President and current Co-Sneaker Chairman Joe “Ol Coach” Cole, and current I.S.C.A. President Bill “10 Can” London.


Following the introduction of officers President David Olivares requested a roll call of units.  Roll call was taken by Secretary / Treasurer Bob “Checkers” Mantle.  During roll call each unit was given the opportunity to introduce their Divan Members and Dignitaries in attendance.


There were ten ( 10 ) clown units out of nineteen present at the meeting.


The following clown units were not present.  Al Amin Corpus, Al Amin Pharr, El Maida, El Mina Beaumont, El Mina Galveston, Khiva Amarillo, Khiva Lubbock, Suez Abilene and Suez Three Rivers.


Following the roll call of units, the secretary was requested to read the minutes of the T.S.C.A. business meeting and election of state offices that was held on June 1, 2007 in Amarillo, Texas.  Bennie Bowers made a motion and second by Eddie Cox to waive the reading of the minutes.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.  Copies of the minutes are posted on the clown website and can be reviewed at any time.


While at the podium Secretary / Treasurer Bob “Checkers” Mantle was requested to read the treasurers report.  A motion was made by Eddie Cox and seconded by Bennie Bowers to waive the reading of the treasurers’ report.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.


The members were reminded that the association funds are entered and tracked through Quicken 2005.


President David Olivares requested a Black Camel report from each of the clown units.  The following names were reported.   Bryon “Grapenuts” Gilbert of the Alzafar Nemnuf  clowns, Odell “Odie” Kolaczkowski of the Hella Clowns, William Mosley and James Hunt of the Karem Clowns and Raymond “Rags” Soloski of the Moslah Clowns.


TSCA Chaplain Al “Freckles” Gray offered a prayer of remembrance for all our deceased members.  The member’s names will be added to our friends remembered list, posted on the clown web site.


President Olivares opened the floor for old business.  The three assemblymen in attendance Steven “Buzz” Dilworth, Lerouce “Red Button’s Jones and Jimmy “Scooter Godsey presented the Association with $40.00 in cash from monies received from the sale of Association bolos and patched sold during the year 2007.


There being no further old business to discuss we moved into new business.


New business:


President David Olivares mentioned that the Alzafar Clowns are still looking to secure a place and time to hold the clown breakfast at TSA.  As soon as a place has been secured the information will be posted on the clown web site and each unit will be notified.  The clown breakfast will be Friday morning June 6, 2008


Don “Lil-Bit” Henson gave a brief overview of his 2009 mid-winter and mentioned there is only 20 rooms available and things are progressing quite well for the cruise.


President David Olivares requested that our website managers Daniel Olivares and Barry Lucas be paid $100.00 each for the work they do keeping our web site up and running with current information.  A motion was made by Joe Cole and seconded by Eddie Cox to pay each $100.00.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.


Joe Cole Past ISCA and TSCA President made a motion and seconded by Past TSCA President Pete Peters that a donation in the amount of $500.00 be made to the ISCA Sneaker Fund in memory of all deceased members of The Texas Shrine Clown Association.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.


President David Olivares requested Parliamentarian Eddie “Fireplug” Cox to conduct the election of new association officers for the ensuing year 2008-2009.


With protocol being established all nominations were made and voted on by the members of the Association.


The following new officers were voted on for the ensuing year 2008-2009.


          President Donald “Lil-Bit Henson of the Hella Clowns

1ST Vice President Sam “Lucky” Taylor of the Ben Hur Clowns

2nd Vice President Bobby “Ice Bucket” Miller of the Alzafar Nemnuf Clowns

Secretary / Treasurer Bob “Checkers” Mantle of the Hella Clowns

Parliamentarian Eddie “Fireplug” Cox of the Hella Clowns

Chaplain Richard “Smiley” Bishop of the Arabia Clown jewels

Assemblyman Jimmy “Firecracker” Jennings of the Sharon Clowns

Assemblyman John “Boxcar” Barron of the Arabia Klassic Klowns

Assemblyman Bill “10 Can” London of the Moslah Clowns.


Following the election of officers was the pulling of number by units for skits at TSA.


Skits will begin at 1:30 PM on Friday June 6, 2008 the location has not been determined.  See the clown website for the address and location.


The orders for skits are.

1. Maskat   1:30 PM

2. Arabia Clown Jewels   1:45 PM

3. Karem   2:00 PM

4. Alzafar Nemnuf  2:15 PM

5. Moslah   2:30 PM

6. Hella      2:45 PM

7. Ben Hur Srekoj Clowns   3:00 PM

8. Sharon   3:15 PM


President David “Howie –U” Olivares addressed the dress code for the Saturday evening awards ceremony, and once again thanked everyone for attending.  He then extended the floor to anyone who had anything to offer for the good of the association.


There being nothing to offer the TSCA Chaplain Al “Freckles” Gray gave the closing benediction.


The meeting adjourned at 3:03 PM in peace and harmony.


The total monies collected at midwinter for the ISCA Sneaker Fund was $6,608.69


Fraternally submitted,


Bob “Checkers” Mantle

TSCA Secretary / Treasurer