Robert Burns Dinner

On February 4th, at the San Diego Scottish Rite Event Center….the Fourth Annual  Robert Burns Dinner was held in true Highland Fashion….there was more in Kilts than in any year prior….a toast to the haggis was made…poetry and song was had…a wee dram or two of Scotch was had by the brave…just to keep away the chill of course! Here’s a few images the rest can be seen at

AL Bahr Shrine Potentates Ball

On Saturday evening January 21st, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fashion Valley, Al Bahr Shrine held it’s annual Potentates Ball. This event is with out a doubt the biggest event of the year…Attended by Nobles from all over the three state area including Zelza, Al Zeribah, El Bekel and Al Molika to name a few! The entertainment was provided by the Potentates Daughter and Son….Wow…His Daughter’s Soprano voice was amazing…and his Son was just as amazing with Broadway tunes …which explains why Illustrious referred to him as Mr. Broadway. It was my privilege to again photograph this event and it will by my Continuing pleasure to serve Illustrious Larry Parker as his photographer…He will be the 19th consecutive Potentate I have had the Honor to serve! Here are just a few photos to tease you with….the rest can be seen at

Robert Burns Dinner

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On Saturday evening at the San Diego Scottish Rite Event Center, the third annual Robert Burns Dinner was held in Honor of the Scottish Bards many accomplishments including being a Mason! The Shepard’s pie browned to perfection, the Haggis piping hot and the Scotch Whiskys to a peaty perfection…every Lad and Lassie in attendance were treated to dance, song and yes the pipes! Speaking of the pipes…the Scottish Rites very own general secretary Randy Brill plaid the pipes for the very first time  in public with his son who is a drummer for the oldest drum and pipe corps in Chicago…wow father and son… how cool is that. ILL. Brill decided at the end of the last dinner he would attempt this feat…MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Wow…you need to go and view the video’s i have posted….