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In 1915 the Marshals became a Temple Unit under the leadership of Alfred Russell and Colonel Walter Fisher. In the beginning, membership was restricted to Armed Forces Veterans. Now any Noble of Medinah Temple is eligible to become a Marshal.

The Marshals have always conducted the Novices through the Initiation Ceremonial and are the first to come in contact with new members. The Marshals greet and welcome participants at the annual Medinah Picnic, direct parking for Hospital Days and participate in Parades. The Unit serves the Potentate in special assignments and other duties.

The Illustrious Sir, Gene Strutz, Potentate of 1987 came up through the Marshal's ranks. Currently, the Marshal Unit is headed by Marshal Richard Kalivoda.

The Marshal Unit of Medinah works with the Temple in several ways:

  • The Unit participates in Ceremonials by helping new candidates and with Temple ritual.
  • The Unit is active in Medinah Parades.
  • The Unit acts as official registrars at Medinah Picnics and other events.
  • The Unit participates in Shrine Club Official Visits.

Meetings occur several times a year to coordinate and plan. We meet at various restaurants and at the Shrine.

Monetary commitments are nominal, and time commitments vary as needed by Medinah. Help is always needed for Ceremonials, the Annual Picnic and Hospital Days.

For more information contact:

Richard Kalivoda
Phone: 708.484.7471