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P.O. BOX 78545 • NASHVILLE, TN 37207 • 615.226.7766 • 1.877.505.7764<br />

VOLUME 36 • NUMBER 3 • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE & JULY) • <strong>MARCH</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

INSIDE<br />

INSIDE<br />

THIS<br />

ISSUE<br />

ISSUE<br />

Page 2<br />

Potentate’s Message<br />

Page 3<br />

Divan Messages<br />

Page 4-5<br />

Vidalia Onoin Sales<br />

Page 6-7<br />

Center News<br />

Page 8<br />

Ladies Golf<br />

Tournament<br />

Black Tie Affair<br />

Page 9<br />

Easter Egg Hunt<br />

Page 10<br />

Notices<br />

Page 11<br />

Poker Tournament<br />

Page 12-13<br />

News from Lexington<br />

Page 14<br />

News from Cincinnati<br />

Back Page<br />

Black Camel<br />

Lexington Dedication<br />


Al Menah Temple<br />

Oasis of Nashville<br />

Desert of TennessEE<br />

P.O.Box 78545 •• Nashville, TN 37207<br />

Phones 1.615.226.7766<br />

1.877.505.7766<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />

The Publication Committee<br />

The Divan/Board of Directors<br />

Potentate .. ................... Frank Hester<br />

Chief Rabban .. .......... Horace Perkins III III<br />

Assistant Rabban .. .........Randy Williams<br />

High Priest & Prophet .. ......... Scott Jones<br />

Oriental Guide .. .......... Donnie Drayton<br />

Treasurer .. ....................... Wes Frye<br />

Recorder ...................Robert Daniel<br />

Editor ..................... Maurice Smith<br />

Published monthly except June and July<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />


*Charles Barham<br />

*John E. E. Patton<br />

*V. K. K. Stevenson<br />

*John D. D. Whalley<br />

*W. F. F. Hunt<br />

* Jack Norman, Jr. Jr.<br />

*J. *J. Pink Lawrence<br />

*Albert Bennett<br />

*Ed R. R. Burr<br />

*Clyde R. R. Watson<br />

*J. *J. Harry Murphy<br />

*Marshall S. S. Whitley<br />

*Charles N. Rolfe<br />

*James J. J. White<br />

*Paul DeWitt<br />

*G. Cooper Holt<br />

*E. M. Kelly<br />

*J. *J. Coleman Hayes<br />

*Joseph Higgins<br />

*Donald R. R. Dunning<br />

*Ira E. E. Parker<br />

*J. *J. P. P. Foster<br />

*Martin S. S. Roberts<br />

*Gale Robinson<br />

*R. C. C. Derivaux<br />

*C. V. V. Cramb<br />

*Oren A. A. Oliver<br />

*J. *J. Nelson Bryan<br />

*Lee L. L. Gamble<br />

*Robert Battle<br />

*R. R. R. Clark<br />

*Jerry N. Tate<br />

*William Raine<br />

*Fred H. Gay, Jr. Jr.<br />

*Hugh F. F. Smith, Jr. Jr.<br />

James A. A. Campbell<br />

*W. A. A. Bryan<br />

*Claude G. Southall<br />

*Charles L. L. Cornelius<br />

*W. B. B. Lawson<br />

*W. Bush Herbert<br />

*Gale Robinson<br />

*Marshall Hotchkiss J. J. Dudley Phillips<br />

*Jess B. B. Templeton<br />

*M. Norris Jenkins<br />

*T. A. A. Springfield<br />

*James F. F. Scalf, Jr. Jr.<br />

*James G. Stahlman<br />

*William B. B. Jones<br />

*J. *J. Clark Akers<br />

Jack C. C. Phelps<br />

*R. E. E. Baulch<br />

*David P. P. Brumfield<br />

*Thomas E. E. Doss<br />

*Zack S. S. Parrish, Sr.<br />

Kerbela Temple ‘28<br />

*Robert E. E. Newman<br />

*Maurice Weinberger<br />

George Cook<br />

*S. N. Allen<br />

*R. Parker Graham<br />

*W. B. B. Hager<br />

H. Parker Toler<br />

*O. Lynn Meek<br />

*R. T. T. McNaney<br />

*Jack Norman<br />

James L. L. Ham<br />

*James J. J. Vaughn<br />

Charles H. Williams<br />

*C. H. Smith<br />

William D. D. Jones<br />

*Fred C. C. Laskey<br />

John L. L. Weaver, III<br />

*Ivo A. A. Burton<br />

Gale B. B. Robinson<br />

*T. W. Bray, Jr. Jr.<br />

Joe Bell<br />

*James R. R. Cox<br />

Ronny L. L. Greer<br />

*Paul R. R. Jarratt<br />

Charles E. E. Cardwell<br />

*J. *J. Sumpter Anderson J. J. Franklin “Jay” Scalf, III<br />

*Hugh W. Robertson<br />

Conley Dykes<br />

*M. T. T. Gossett<br />

David Smith<br />

*Joe C. C. Carr<br />

Jim Cain<br />

*James T. T. Hayes<br />

*Mike Martin<br />

*E. Lee Bennett<br />

Johnny Dudley<br />

*Orris E. E. Davis<br />

David Wantland<br />

*Raymond H. Leathers<br />

Melvin Meadows<br />

*Hilry H. Shaffer<br />

Dennis Belford<br />

*James N.<br />

David Vaughn<br />

Stansell<br />

Carl E. E. Barnes<br />

Mike Van Sant<br />

Jeff Head<br />

2<br />

** Deceased<br />

Spring is on the way with Daylight Savings Time just around the corner and Spring<br />

officially beginning this month. This is my favorite time of year when the trees and flowers<br />

come to life and everything seems to have a renewed spirit. Let us take this time to<br />

rededicate ourselves to our obligation and our mission. Thank you for all your hard work<br />

and dedication that makes Al Menah successful.<br />

If you missed our Valentine Dinner and Dance last month, you missed a great time.<br />

Thanks to Frank Wilson and Geoff King, their committee and the Kitchen committee<br />

for a great event. And a special thanks goes to the Demolay and Rainbow Girls for all<br />

their help. Congratulations to Randy and Emily Byram for winning the “Not So Newlywed<br />

Game”; I think that was the highlight of the evening!<br />

Thanks to Vernon Blackburn and the Clown unit for sponsoring the Super Bowl Party,<br />

a good time was had by all. And thanks to Van Miller and the Motor Corps for sponsoring<br />

the Dayton 500 Party, another good time of fun and fellowship.<br />

The Divan was honored to be invited to attend the Demolay Sweetheart Dinner and<br />

Dance last month. It’s really special to be able to see all the enthusiasm these young men<br />

have and to see the support from so many of the other fraternal organizations.<br />

This month we will be attending the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Erin. This is a great<br />

event and we look forward to a big turn out from our Nobility. A special note of gratitude<br />

goes to Houston County Shrine Club for providing a great breakfast for everyone. Our<br />

Paper Sale Caravan will be heading out at the end of this month, March 27th thru 31st.<br />

We look forward to seeing the Ambassadors and Nobles in all the outlying counties as<br />

we get prepared for our annual Paper Sale. Also this month is the annual Grand Lodge<br />

Session, March 23rd and 24th.<br />

The Potentate’s Ball is April 7th & 8th please RSVP to the Temple office prior to March<br />

24th. Cost is $25.00 per person. A lot of hard work is being put into this and we hope<br />

you will join us for this special evening.<br />

I would like to welcome all the new Nobles that have joined Al Menah this year. So<br />

far we have had 14 Master Masons join our fraternity and 15 Nobles have been restored.<br />

We have initiated several of these new Nobles at Shrine Club meetings and are willing<br />

to continue to do so. FYI, we will be initiating several new Nobles at Wisdom Lodge in<br />

Erin, TN before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. If you know of a Master Mason that is interested<br />

in joining our fraternity, let’s get them on board. Give me a call and we will be glad<br />

to come to your Shrine Club. The initiation fee is $100.00. Remember all you have to do<br />

is “Ask a Master Mason to be A Shriner”.<br />

Nobles and Ladies thank you for all you do for Al Menah and our Shriners Hospitals<br />

for Children.<br />

Yours in the Faith,<br />

Frank Hester, Potentate<br />

“Pride, Passion & Purpose”

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s<br />

Day! Now it’s time for the<br />

much fun! Thanks to the commit-<br />

The Valentine’s Dinner/Dance was so<br />


St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Erin,<br />

tee members that really worked<br />

TN on March 18th, and time for<br />

hard and made the party fabulous!<br />

Thank you to the DeMolay,<br />

fun and fellowship with our Nobles<br />

from Houston County.<br />

Squires and Rainbow Girls for<br />

serving our food. An awesome<br />

Grand Lodge is just around the<br />

group of young men and ladies that<br />

corner on March 22nd and 23rd.<br />

are always so gracious to assist AMT<br />

Please make time to attend.<br />

with our activities!<br />

The Divan is busy, but it’s an honor to<br />

We have been visiting lots of Shrine<br />

serve the Nobles of Al Menah, so it’s time well spent. I’m<br />

Clubs and continue to visit more in the upcoming<br />

looking forward to the Potentate’s Ball on April 8th. Try months. The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Erin is March 18 and<br />

to attend and support your Potentate!<br />

we are looking forward to a good turnout by AMT. The Paper<br />

<strong>2017</strong> Ringmaster Club Memberships are now available, Sale Caravan is March 27-31. AMT is planning on visiting<br />

and it’s an amazing deal you don’t want to pass up! For Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center in Lexington<br />

$150, the Nobles receive a Ringmaster shirt, cap, 4 VIP for Hospital Day Open House on May 21. Anyone that is interested<br />

in sharing in the festivities with AMT in Lexington,<br />

seats for the Shrine Circus and 1 entry to the Ringmaster<br />

Breakfast. The ladies membership is $125 and includes a please, contact the AMT office to reserve your transportation.<br />

Please, see the Shriner for more details or call the AMT<br />

Ringmaster shirt, tote bag, 4 VIP seats for the Shrine Circus<br />

and 1 entry to the Ringmaster Breakfast. Order forms<br />

office. This will be an amazing trip to the Lexington Shiner’s<br />

hospital where we can see directly how our contributions<br />

are available from me, the Ringmaster Committee and the<br />

help provide children with awesome healthcare!<br />

Shrine office. Please support your temple and the Shrine<br />

High Priest and Prophet<br />

Circus by purchasing a Ringmaster Membership.<br />

Scott Jones Chief Rabban<br />

Again, thank you for your support!<br />

Chief Rabban<br />


<br />


<br />

Horace Perkins, III<br />

Good evening from the Land of OG!<br />

Valentine’s Day has come and gone<br />

and I hope some of you didn’t miss<br />

your once a year chance at getting<br />



Wow what a “GREAT TIME” it going<br />

to be 8,000 to 10,000’s Nobles<br />

of the Shrine Fun...Fellowship....<br />

Parade.... Market Place....Music<br />

“ALL” to take place in DOWN-<br />


Many of our Nobles have ask<br />

about a Block Of Hotel Rooms for<br />

Men & Women of AlMenah. So we<br />

need to know if you are wanting to stay downtown during<br />

the Imperial 2019 Session, The room are Going Fast.....Call<br />

and put your Name on the list today.<br />

Assistant Rabban<br />

Randy Williams<br />

I fell up the stairs the other<br />

day and the only thing I was<br />

mad about was that I managed to<br />

break my cigar, although I did bust<br />

another body part or two. As I was<br />

lying there contemplating wheth<br />

er I needed one of those little rescue buttons, I<br />

thought, “This must be what it’s like to grow old.” And<br />

then I forgot why I was going up the stairs to begin with!!<br />

Finally, it hit me that I was on my way upstairs to write<br />

this monthly newsletter. It only cost me one cigar and this<br />

big ugly bruise on my backside, so I hope y’all are happy.<br />

As I sat in front of the stone tablet with my hammer and<br />

chisel, I couldn’t think of anything to say so why don’t y’all<br />

come out to the Erin parade on March 18 and celebrate St.<br />

Patrick’s Day? Don’t forget your green bloomers.<br />

Oriental Guide<br />

Donnie Drayton.<br />

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Its Onion Time at Al Menah!<br />

Units and Clubs may use this form to provide information for ordering<br />

Onions Units for this fundraiser.<br />

Remember – Deadline for your orders is APRIL 18 th .<br />

Don’t miss this fundraising opportunity for your Unit or Club,<br />


Noble’s use this form for taking your Onion orders.<br />


CeNter<br />

NeWS<br />

Clowns<br />

Wow, what a wonderful February we<br />

had. Although we didn’t have any dress<br />

outs, we were still very busy. We hosted<br />

the Football party, and it was great right<br />

up to the end, when most of our hopes<br />

for a Falcon’s victory was deflated by the<br />

Patriots.<br />

The Valentines Party was a huge success<br />

with our own Lieutenant Frank “Froggy”<br />

Wilson Chairing the event, and our Director<br />

General and Past Captain Geoff<br />

“Sticks” King as Co-Chair. The dinner<br />

was great thanks to the kitchen staff, and<br />

service at the tables by the De Molay.<br />

The music and dance was enjoyed by<br />

everyone. We even got to see our Illustrious<br />

Potentate Frank Hester’s guitar skills<br />

when he joined the band for some bluesy<br />

rock n roll.<br />

Now that February has come to the<br />

finish line. It is time to head straight into<br />

March. On the 18th we will be putting<br />

on our first makeup for the year, when<br />

we dress out for the Erin St. Patrick’s<br />

Day parade. Then we shift our focus to<br />

the trophies that await us in Canton GA.<br />

At Mid-Winter! Starting with a visit to<br />

Greenville SC. Shrine Hospital on Friday<br />

March 31st and then to Canton GA. For<br />

Competitions on Saturday April 1st and<br />

returning home on Sunday the 2nd.<br />

Its onion selling time again and we are<br />

excited that the customers are already<br />

asking about our delicious Vidalia Onions.<br />

The onions are still $10 a bag and<br />

the dead line for orders to be in is April<br />

18th.<br />

We have a new Reserve Clown! Brother<br />

Adam Evetts. If you see<br />

brother Evetts please give him<br />

a warm welcome.<br />

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God’s Children and their happiness are<br />

my reasons for being. – Red Skelton<br />

James “Puzzles” Chambers<br />

Secretary<br />

Greeters<br />

We have a busy schedule coming up Sat.<br />

3/8 is the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Erin<br />

TN this is a big one and great fun and good<br />

hospitality. Mon-Fri 3/27 – 3/31 is the Paper<br />

Sale Remember both the Paper and<br />

Plaque Sales is an on-going year round<br />

Here is a new way to donate to help our<br />

kids, Kroger will donate, based on your<br />

purchases, all you have to do is register<br />

your “Kroger Card.<br />

Keep in our prayers Charlie Smith who<br />

is recuperating very nicely and all those<br />

that are hurting or ill. As well as all those in<br />

the Armed Forces both in harm’s way and<br />

serving around the world<br />

Lou Becker<br />

Legion of Honor<br />

Al Menah hosted an excellent Valentine<br />

Dinner and Dance. It was fun, the music<br />

and food was good and the company was<br />

awesome. The Legion of Honor was well<br />

represented. If you missed it, you missed<br />

a good one.<br />

We have been asked to post colors for<br />

The Hooligans on Saturday March 11,<br />

<strong>2017</strong> at Al Menah. We need volunteers<br />

and we should be there by 10:30am. It<br />

will be an interesting and fun day, they<br />

have also invited our participants to stay<br />

and dine with them<br />

We are looking forward to the Saint<br />

Patrick’s Day Parade in Erin, TN on Saturday<br />

March 18, <strong>2017</strong>. This is one of our<br />

favorite parades. Good hospitality before<br />

the parade at the Masonic Lodge. It’s a<br />

very colorful parade with everybody<br />

decked out in Irish green. Always a good<br />

crowd and the weather is usually good.<br />

You don’t want to miss this one!<br />

The SESA Legion of Honor Mid-Winter<br />

is scheduled for 29 March thru April<br />

1, <strong>2017</strong> in Augusta, GA. This should be a<br />

fun trip. No competition at the Mid-Winter,<br />

just meetings, hospitality, a good<br />

chance to get acquainted with other Legion<br />

of Honor units and their members<br />

sightseeing and plenty of good food.<br />

Plan to go with us, it will be a good getaway!<br />

The Legion of Honor has been invited<br />

to the Mule Day Parade in Columbia,<br />

TN on April 1, <strong>2017</strong>. Will have more information<br />

at our next meeting but this is<br />

great as we have not been to a parade in<br />

Columbia in many years.<br />

It’s time to be thinking about the Potentate<br />

Ball coming up on Saturday April 8,<br />

<strong>2017</strong> at 4:00pm. We will be honoring our<br />

new Potentate Illustrious Sir Frank Hester<br />

and Lady Tracy and the Divan and their<br />

Ladies. This will be a fun time so get your<br />

reservations in, RSVP by March 24.<br />

The Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled<br />

for Saturday April 15, <strong>2017</strong> at 10:00am.<br />

This is a family fun time. Come and enjoy.<br />

Bring your kids, grandkids, neighbors<br />

kids, etc. They will love it and love<br />

you for bringing them.<br />

Let’s all continue to pray and support<br />

our hospitals, the children, our military,<br />

police officers, firefighters, first responders<br />

and all who put their lives on the line<br />

protecting us. Also all of us who have lost<br />

loved ones.<br />

May God Bless,<br />

Roy Lindsey<br />

Commander<br />

Provost Guard<br />

The Provost Guard is morning the loss<br />

of a Long-time member of the Provost<br />

Guard, Brother Billy Henderson. Billy<br />

was a good Mason and Shriner. A plaque<br />

in memory of Billy Henderson will be<br />

put on the Provost Guard Float.<br />

The Erin St. Patrick day parade is<br />

March 18th.<br />

The Provost Guard Drill Team will<br />

be competing in the Dixie Shrine Association<br />

May 18th-20th in Panama City

Beach Fla. This is the first time that Al<br />

Menah Temple has participated in the<br />

Dixie Shrine Association. This means<br />

more trophies for Al Menah Temple.<br />

Come on out and cheer these guys<br />

on.<br />

Secretary<br />

Ken Loftis<br />

Motor Corps<br />

What a great month February was, the<br />

month of L-0-V-E! What does LOVE<br />

mean to you?<br />

“<br />

Love is patient, love is kind. It does<br />

not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.<br />

It does not dishonor others, it is not<br />

self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it<br />

keeps no record of wrongs. Love does<br />

not delight in evil but rejoices with the<br />

truth. It always protects, always trusts,<br />

always hopes, always perseveres.” Let’s<br />

spread a little Brotherly Love as we make<br />

our way into a new month!<br />

March Happenings! In like a lion,<br />

out like a lamb comes the month of<br />

March. With it comes holidays, parades,<br />

basketball and Spring!!<br />

March 11 – Motor Corps Dinner Outing<br />

– 6:30 pm Cherokee Steak House<br />

and Marina – 450 Cherokee Dock Road,<br />

Lebanon, TN.<br />

March 18 th – Erin Parade – 7 AM Leave<br />

from Al Menah<br />

April 7 th and 8 th – Al Menah Shrine Potentate’s<br />

Ball – “Unforgettable, A Black<br />

Tie Affair” - Must RSVP no later than<br />

March 24 th<br />

DID YOU KNOW? March 17: St. Patrick’s<br />

Day turns the Chicago River green,<br />

and too many livers cirrhosis-damage-brown.<br />

And on this day in 1973,<br />

Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of The Moon”<br />

first hits the Billboard Top 200 chart at<br />

number 95. A mere 14 years later 736<br />

Chart Weeks to be exact), it finally leaves<br />

the top 200 for the first time, setting a<br />

still-unbroken world record. (You’ve got<br />

a long way to go, Adele.)<br />

Food for Thought: “…We Masons<br />

are among the fortunate ones who are<br />

taught to meet together with others of<br />

opposing or competitive ideas and yet<br />

respect each other as Brothers.” – author<br />

unknown<br />

Journalist<br />

“Fat Rabbit”, PC<br />


Cumberland Hillbilly Clan No. 151<br />

We are off and running in <strong>2017</strong>. We had<br />

our first gathering of the year on January<br />

28 th where we elected our <strong>2017</strong> officers<br />

and initiated 11 new Hillbillies (7<br />

Shriners and 4 Shrine Ladies). We have<br />

scheduled gatherings for April 29 th and<br />

September 30 th .<br />

All of our Hillbillies are Shriners, but<br />

not all of our Shriners are Hillbillies. If<br />

you fall in the latter category April 29 th<br />

and/or September 30 th would be a great<br />

opportunity to change that.<br />

If you have any questions about the<br />

Hillbilly Club, please contact me (Alvin<br />

Hill, Jr.) at (615) 473-6327 or email me<br />

@ l_alvin_hill2@yahoo.com. We also<br />

have a Facebook page where we post<br />

tidbits of information. Some of it may be<br />

useful.<br />

We look forward to seeing you at our<br />

gatherings!<br />

Cuz Little Al<br />

Keeper of the Quill<br />

Hendersonville Shrine Club<br />

We need to take our hats off and say<br />

THANKS to the Valentine Party Committee<br />

for an outstanding party. The<br />

steaks were great, decorations were<br />

beautiful and the band was awesome.<br />

Start making your plans now for the<br />

Potentate’s Ball on Saturday, April 8 th .<br />

This is a big event honoring our Potentate<br />

and his Lady. Call the temple<br />

office now to make your reservations<br />

for your table and tickets. Don’t miss<br />

this one! It is a great evening for food,<br />

fun and fellowship honoring our Potentate.<br />

Start making your plans now for the<br />

first parade of the year on Saturday,<br />

March 18 th for the St. Patrick’s Day<br />

Parade in Erin, Tennessee. It’s always<br />

one of our biggest and best parades of<br />

the year.<br />

The Shrine Paper Sale Caravan will<br />

start Monday, March 27 th and our first<br />

stop is Hiram Lodge in Franklin. We<br />

visit as many Lodges as possible, telling<br />

the Shrine story and how these papers<br />

make it possible to help our kids<br />

throughout Middle Tennessee, and if<br />

they have a kid in their community<br />

who needs our service through our<br />

hospitals, call the temple for more<br />

information to get started for our service.<br />

We finish our week on Friday,<br />

March 31 st at White House.<br />

Our club would like to invite all the<br />

Nobles and their ladies in our area to<br />

join us for our next meeting. It will<br />

be March 20 th at the Black-Eye-Pea,<br />

164 East Main Street in Hendersonville.<br />

We meet at 6:00pm for food and<br />

fellowship and our meeting starts at<br />

7:00pm. Make your plans to join us<br />

next month. We need your ideas and<br />

fellowship on how to make our club a<br />

bigger and better club.<br />

As we go about our daily lives, let us<br />

remember to thank God for this great<br />

country of ours and the freedom that<br />

we enjoy daily, our health, our families<br />

and bless the kids we care for through<br />

our Shrine Hospitals. Be with those<br />

sick and those who have lost loved<br />

ones as well.<br />

Boyd C. Parnell<br />

President<br />


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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH <strong>2017</strong><br />


Four Golfer Scramble--Entry Fee $60.00 per player<br />

Putting Contest, Lunch, Prizes 1st ,2nd, 3rd,and Hospitality<br />

9:00 am Shot Gun Start<br />

Lunch and Prizes at finish of Play<br />


NAME_________________________PHONE______________________<br />

NAME_________________________PHONE______________________<br />

NAME_________________________PHONE______________________<br />

NAME_________________________PHONE______________________<br />

INFORMATION Contacts: Al Menah Office 615-226-7766<br />

Entry Deadline Friday September 1st <strong>2017</strong><br />

Sign up early Maximum players 48 ---12 Teams


Notices..............................................................................<br />

Missing Item... HELP!<br />

If anyone has knowledge of what happened to the miniature<br />

Potentate’s Float that was in the Potentate’s Guard room, please<br />

contact Wes Frye (615-519-955). It was planned to make some<br />

repairs and place it in the Potentate’s Guard Display Case in<br />

the Lobby.<br />

Thank you!<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

(as of this publication)<br />

<strong>MARCH</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

Fri/Sat 3/3-4 York Rite Festival<br />

Fri 3/17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY<br />

Sat 3/18 St. Patrick’s Day Parade,<br />

Erin, TN<br />

Wed/Thu 3/22-23 Grand Lodge<br />

Mon-Fri 3/27-31 Paper Sale Caravan<br />

Ladies Only!<br />

Wow!!!! If you missed the Valentine Party last<br />

month, you missed a GREAT time. I know it’s<br />

been said but worth repeating, THANK YOU so<br />

much to the Committee for an outstanding job! It<br />

was so much fun working with each of you.<br />

We appreciate all those that came out last month<br />

to support the ladies’ dinner for which we profited<br />

$85.76 to go towards our goal of buying new<br />

steak knives for Al Menah Shrine Temple. And a<br />

big thanks to the group of ladies that furnished the<br />

desserts, you are awesome!<br />

The Divan Ladies and I would like to invite each<br />

lady to come out and join us on the Noble’s Stated<br />

Meeting night each month, the third Tuesday<br />

at 6:00pm. This month’s meeting (March 21st) we<br />

ask each lady to bring a small baby picture of yourself<br />

from age 0 – 2 yrs of age. We will have a Guess<br />

Who picture game and it’s guaranteed to bring on<br />

some laughs. As usual, we will have 50/50, door<br />

prizes and lots of other Fun!<br />

We are working on some projects to support the<br />

Shriners Hospitals for Children Lexington<br />

and Cincinnati throughout <strong>2017</strong>. We<br />

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APRIL <strong>2017</strong><br />

Fri 4/7 Al Menah Potentate’s<br />

Ball Hospitality, Clarion Hotel<br />

Sat 4/8 Al Menah Potentate’s Ball<br />

Thu 4/13 Maundy Thursday,<br />

Grand Lodge<br />

Sat 4/15 Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 a.m.<br />

Sun 4/16 EASTER<br />

Fri/Sat 4/21-22 Scottish Rite Reunion<br />

Fri/Sat 4/28-29 Scottish Rite Reunion<br />

MAY <strong>2017</strong><br />

May 4 – 7<br />

Paper Sale<br />

will start with collecting travel size board games<br />

i.e. Sorry, Trouble, Clue, Yahtzee, Connect Four<br />

and also card games i.e. Uno, Skip-Bo, etc. during<br />

the months of March and April. These items can<br />

be brought to the Ladies Meeting or given to any of<br />

the Divan Ladies. There will be more details later<br />

regarding future month collections and projects.<br />

Ladies, we appreciate each of you so much for<br />

the support you provide your Noble, our Shriners<br />

Hospitals for Children and for what you do for<br />

Al Menah Shrine Temple. We hope you are able<br />

to come join us on April 8th for the Potentate’s<br />

Ball. For reservations, please contact the office<br />

615-226-7766.<br />

Thank you!<br />

Lady Tracy Hester





NOTICe:<br />

ALL communications<br />

for the Shriner<br />

should be sent to<br />

editor.amsc@gmail.com<br />


Eugene E. Davis<br />

Madison<br />

07/18/29 - 01/17/17<br />

Nobles Visited By<br />

The Black Camel<br />

Robert E. Gooch<br />

Clarksville<br />

11/29/28 - 02/03/17<br />

al MENaH TEMplE<br />

A.A.O.N.M.S.<br />


P. O. Box 78545<br />

NASHVILLE, TN 37207<br />

www.almenahshriners.org<br />

Nonprofit<br />

Organization<br />

U.S. POSTAGE<br />

PAID<br />

Nashville, TN<br />

Permit No. 1731<br />

Ray E. Cruze<br />

Franklin<br />

06/28/19 - 01/20/17<br />

Edward L. Holton<br />

Columbia<br />

09/18/27 - 01/27/17<br />

Millard P. Austin<br />

Murfreesboro<br />

09/21/31 - 01/28/17<br />

Frank E. Loudermilk<br />

Goodlettsville<br />

11/4/34 - 01/28/17<br />

Anthony L. Morris<br />

Morrison<br />

09/16/53 - 02/06/17<br />

William B. Hooper<br />

Mount Juliet<br />

07/6/26 - 02/11/17<br />

Wayne R. Kuhns<br />

McMinnville<br />

5/23/39 - 02/19/17<br />

Jerry N. Williams<br />

Westmoreland<br />

12/07/42 - 02/22/17 DEADLINE FOR APRIL <strong>SHRINER</strong> IS IS <strong>MARCH</strong> 15TH 22ND

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