On August 23, 1974, The Imperial Council Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, North and South America Jurisdiction granted Illustrious Potentate J. W. West, Chief Rabban Mack Martin and Assistant Rabban Carl Jefferson, officers of said Temple and their associates and successors together with a constitutional number of Nobles aforesaid, from time to time and at all times hereafter to open and hold a Temple of the Mystic Shrine in the said Oasis of Pompano Beach and to initiate into the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and to confer the same on all Knights Templar recognized by the jurisdiction in which this Temple is located and all Thirty-second Degree Scottish Rite Masons recognized by the Southern Jurisdiction, A.A.S.R., whose Grand Orient is in Washington, D.C., or the Northern Jurisdiction, A.A.S.R., whose Grand Orient is in Philadelphia, Pa., and no others. Saba Temple #186 was chartered in 1974 but it all began just few years prior and further North of Pompano Beach with Masud Temple #69 located in West Palm Beach Florida. A petition was submitted to MWGM Rudolph Bradley to authorize a creation of SABA Temple that it would be placed between the two territories of the mother and grandmother Temple, Kazah Temple #149 Miami Florida and Masud Temple #69 West Palm Beach Florida. The Authorization was given and then on to the Imperial Council the petition went in 1971.

In the summer of 1972 Masud Temple #69 created 25 Nobles at Pompano Lodge Hall for the purpose of organizing SABA Temple U.D Then finally in 1974 the charter was granted by the Imperial Potentate and Noble J. W. West was elected the first Illustrious Potentate and Nobel Charles Ellington was appointed by Masud Temple #69 to be the first Past Potentate. 
Over a span of 32 years SABA Temple held many charitable events and participated in dozens of community activities. Events like Parades, Annual Fun Day, March on Drugs, Cancer Walk for Life, Educational Scholarships, Bucket Drops, Easter egg Hunts and Easter Basket Giveaways.

1976 Nobles travel to Fort Pierce to pick oranges to have them bagged and distributed to families around the local community in Pompano Beach.

1978 Nobles assist a little 7-8 year old boy that had been badly burned in motorcycle accident with his father. The little boy had 3rd degree burns mainly to the face and also throughout the body. SABA Nobles aided him and his family by getting him assistance from the Shriner‘s Hospital in Texas no cost to his family.

The Fun Day that was initiated in 1983 by P.P. Earnest Bullock. Fun Day continued for 8 years straight allowing children of all ages to enjoy a wonderful parade, clowns and free hot dogs and sodas.

1984 SABA Temple #186 Motor Patrol participated in the Orange Blossom Parade.

1986 Young Kirk Hammond attending North East Senior High School Oakland Park Florida was presented a 500 scholarship. 20 Years Later he is better known as the Illustrious Potentate of SABA Temple #186.

April 4, 1988 SABA Temple #186 participates In the March On Drugs along with the City Of Pompano Beach.

1998-1999 SABA Temple #186 went into a joint effort with Omega Psi Phi Chapter of Pompano Beach Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Basket Giveaway at West Side Park Pompano Beach, Florida.

1995 Wal-Mart Bucket Drop.

2002-2004 Nobles of SABA participated in the Cancer Walk for Life: A 24 hour walk held at Mills Pond Park and Sunland Park
in 2002-2004.

​2002-Present Thanks Breakfast at the Broward Outreach center to provide breakfast to more than 300 homeless people on Thanksgiving morning for the past 14 years. 

2008 - Present Saba Temple holds Annual Stepping for Diabetes Walk to raise funds to assist in discovering a cure for Diabetes and Donates $500.00 Annually.

2012 - Present Saba Youth Group presented Desert of Florida a check in the amount $1,000.00 to A.E.A.O.N.M.S., Inc. to National Diabetes Initiative Program.

2014 - Present Saba Past Potentate Council Donates 4 Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 to High School Seniors towards College Tuition. 



On June 3, 1929, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S., INC. to grant the right for Black Nobles of the Mystic Shrine to continue to identify themselves as Imperial Nobles of the Mystic Shrine Organization. This paved the way for black masonry and college fraternities and sororities.

"Jubilee Day" Temples celebrate this decision on the 1st Sunday in June each year, by assembling at some public place and there commemorating with fitting ceremony.


Gala Day was first conceived and presented to the Imperial Council in 1944. The original idea was not conceived as Gala Day, but as Deputy's Day and was given the name Gala Day by the Imperial Council.

Upon giving the idea its approval, the Imperial Council decreed that the event should be known as "Gala Day", and that the Deputy of the Desert must be in charge of all arrangements and business pertaining to the events. The Council ruled that each Temple in the Desert would be allowed the opportunity to serve as hosts, with the initial event to be held in 1945.

Gala Day as we know it today is a joint celebration between the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and the Daughters of Isis. Gala Day was the brain child of Daughter Flora Watkins and Noble Claude Watkins.