RED SHIRT CREW


THE ORIGINAL RED SHIRT CREW - JAN 30, 2010
LF - RT:  LARRY JUNG, TOM ASHLEY, EADS B. BLASER JR., BILL RODGERS, CORKY HUFFMAN, PHIL FENTON,
 CHIP WOLFE III

ON MAY 6, 2008 BROTHER TOM ASHLEY PROPOSED THAT TO ENCOURAGE ATTENDANCE, THE LODGE PREPARE A MEAL EVERY TUESDAY.  PRIOR TO THIS ONLY AT STATED MEETINGS AND SPECIAL CALLED MEETINGS, WERE MEALS PREPARED.  PASSED THAT NIGHT, FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS VARIOUS BRETHREN VOLUNTEERED TO COOK BUT IT QUICKLY BECAME OBVIOUS THAT A MORE SUITABLE ARRANGEMENT WAS NEEDED.

THIS BECAME THE IMPETUS FOR THE CREATION OF "THE RED SHIRT CREW."  BEGINNING WITH THE STATED MEETING HELD ON OCTOBER 7, 2008, IN WHICH  BAKED HALIBUT WAS SERVED, THE RED SHIRT CREW PREPARED ALL MEALS UNTIL OCTOBER 2014 WHEN FOUR COOKING TEAMS TOOK OVER. 

IN ADDITION TO COOKING FOR THE LODGE, THE RED SHIRT CREW ALSO PREPARED THE PALESTINE LION'S CLUB NOON MEAL FROM MARCH 5, 2009 UNTIL JULY 25, 2013 AND A STATED MEETING MEAL FOR TYRE LODGE NO. 198 A. F. & A. M. 
FROM APRIL 16, 2009 UNTIL JULY 12, 2014.



ON MARCH 5, 2015 THE RED SHIRT CREW WAS REACTIVATED AND RESUMED COOKING FOR THE LIONS CLUB WITH  SIX NEW MEMBERS JOINING MANY OF THE ORIGINAL CREW.  ON JULY 28, 2016 THE RED SHIRTS RETIRED A SECOND TIME FROM SERVING THE PALESTINE NOON LIONS CLUB. 

THE ORIGINAL CREW FOR LIONS MEALS 2009 - 2013
WILLIAM THOMAS "TOM" ASHLEY
EADS B. BLASER JR.
                   WILLIS "BO" BOEDEKER                     
J. ALVIN COLEMAN
PHILIP R. FENTON
CORKY HUFFMAN
LARRY B. JUNG
JOHNNY MCVEY
PHIL OWENS
BILL RODGERS
JIMMY SANSOM 
CHIP WOLFE III


THE NEW CREW - 2015
WILLIAM THOMAS "TOM" ASHLEY
ROGER L. BAKER
EADS B. BLASER JR.
WILLIS "BO" BOEDEKER
DAVID BROOKS
PHILIP R. FENTON
HAROLD "CORKY" HUFFMAN
LARRY B. JUNG
WILLIAM "BILL" RODGERS
JIMMY SANSOM
CHARLES L. STEEN
ERNEST "CHIP" WOLFE III
 
GRAND MASTER OF TEXAS MASONS
ORVILLE LEE O'NEILL
JANUARY 30, 2010
L-R: EADS B. BLASER JR., LARRY B. JUNG, TOM ASHLEY, GM O'NEILL, PHIL FENTON, ERNEST "CHIP" WOLFE III,  HAROLD "CORKY" HUFFMAN, BILL RODGERS

  

GRAND SECRETARY OF THE GRAND LODGE OF TEXAS
TOM GUEST
VISITING PALESTINE LODGE WITH THE
GRAND MASTER
JANUARY 30, 2010

 
Our Red Shirt Crew would have made a fine first cabinet in 1861 for The Confederate States of America 
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