Temple Guard Officers pose for a photo at their annual dinner.
The Temple Guard was organized in 1947, following an Imperial edict that all Temples form a provost guard to see to public safety, maintain quiet at ceremonials, and see that all members observe proper decorum when in public.
Guardsmen's uniforms are police-style, with a working uniform consisting of a polo shirt and khaki pants. This Uniformed Unit provides security services at stated monthly meetings, Shrine events, and whenever requested by the Potentate. The dedication of Temple Guardsmen is evident in the many hours of service they devote to serving the best interests of Sphinx Shrine.
The Temple Guard unit provides a great opportunity for you to become more closely involved in the functions and activities of Sphinx Shrine. The Unit welcomes new members who are able to offer differing levels of time commitment. Even if you are only able to attend stated monthly meetings and check dues cards, such help is appreciated.
Nobles who are interested in finding out more about the Temple Guard unit are invited to come and join us at our meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. We can especially use help with the routine maintenance of our new vehicles. If you have time to lend a hand, we would welcome you to become a member of the Temple Guard.
Contact the Captain of the Guard, Geoffrey Foertsch, for more information about membership. He will be happy to answer all your questions.
CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD
Geoffrey Foertsch (Susan)
George Foertsch, Sr. (Joyce)
Tel: (203) 630-3982
Tel: (860) 729-7665
David Herbert (Lisabeth)
Cell: (860) 205-3811
Ted Hein (Diane)
Tel: (860) 672-2455