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Al Menah SHRINER MAY 2017

Monthly informational magazine for members and guest of Al Menah Shriners. Contains unit activities, upcoming events, special notices and unit activities.

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AL MENAH <strong>SHRINER</strong>S OASIS OF NASHVILLE DESERT OF TENNESSEE<br />

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

VOLUME 36 • 36 NUMBER • NUMBER 4 5 • • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT EXCEPT JUNE & JUNE JULY) & JULY) • • <strong>MAY</strong> APRIL <strong>2017</strong><br />

INSIDE<br />

THIS THIS ISSUE<br />

ISSUE<br />

Page 2<br />

Potentate’s Message<br />

Page 3<br />

Divan Messages<br />

Page 4<br />

Scottish Rite<br />

Golf Tournament<br />

Page 5<br />

Bubba Hayes<br />

Golf Tournament<br />

Page 6<br />

Ringmaster Club<br />

Page 7<br />

<strong>2017</strong> Cincinnati Open<br />

House & Divan Day<br />

Weekend<br />

Page 8-9<br />

Center News<br />

You are invited to Attend!<br />

Page 10<br />

Notices<br />

From the Editor<br />

Ladies Only<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

Page 12<br />

Ladies Brunch<br />

Page 13<br />

News From Lexington<br />

Page 14<br />

Annual Toy Run<br />

Page 15<br />

Clown Golf Tournament<br />

Back Page<br />

Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session<br />

Here are a few facts to know about our Dedication Ceremony:<br />

Date: Sunday, May 21<br />

Time: 1 - 5 p.m.<br />

Masonic Cornerstone Ceremony starts at 1 p.m.<br />

Dedication program starts at 1:30 p.m.<br />

Open house of the medical center from 2:30 - 5 p.m.<br />

(or until everyone has been through!)<br />

Free parking for all guests is available at the University of Kentucky Commonwealth<br />

Stadium in the Orange Lot. Bus shuttles will be available to drive all guests to the<br />

Shriners Medical Center.<br />

<strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> will provide bus transportation to the Open House. The bus<br />

will leave <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> Temple at 7:00am, cost is $20.00 per person. Prior to<br />

arrival in Lexington, the bus will stop for Dutch lunch.<br />

Please RSVP to the office @ 615-226-7766 to reserve your seat.


<strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> 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 />

PAST POTENTATES<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 />

*<strong>Al</strong>bert 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. <strong>Al</strong>len<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 />

Things are really happening at <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong>! We have had several outstanding events and the Divan<br />

has been busy visiting Shrine Clubs and representing our Temple at other functions and activities.<br />

As you read this we will be busy with our annual Paper Sale, May 4 th thru 7 th . Please do your<br />

part by participating with your Unit or Club. I would like to thank everyone for working so hard<br />

during this time. <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> is one of the top donators to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, thank<br />

you Nobles and Ladies!<br />

I would like to give a special shout out of gratitude to our Hospital Transportation Chairman,<br />

Billy Cullen, and to all the drivers for all the work you do. From driving our precious cargo to the<br />

hospitals, driving the vans during Grand Lodge, the Paper Sale Caravan and Parades, we appreciate<br />

your tireless dedication.<br />

Thanks to everyone that attended the Potentates Ball and Hospitality, a great time was had by<br />

all. Thanks to all those that worked hard to make this an outstanding event and a special Hooray<br />

goes to Phil and Debbie Parman and Van and Vickie Miller for chairing the committee. I would<br />

also like to thank the Motor Corps and Clowns for chairing the hospitality at the hotel; our out of<br />

town guests were extremely complimentary on your efforts for a job well done. Last but not least,<br />

a big thanks goes to John Whitaker for providing the music and keeping everyone moving on the<br />

dance floor at the Ball.<br />

Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt was well attended, but there was a sense of sorrow in the loss of<br />

Howard Davis the previous week. Howard and Pasty had chaired this event for many years and he<br />

will be truly missed. In his honor we named the event “The Howard Davis Memorial Easter Egg<br />

Hunt”. Thanks to Conley and Sherry Dykes and Mike and Bunny Kemp for chairing the event and<br />

all those that helped.<br />

Coming up in May is Fun Fest in Pigeon Forge May 11 th thru 13 th . We hope you have made<br />

plans to attend.<br />

On May 21 st we will be going to Lexington Hospital’s Grand Opening. We have a bus chartered<br />

and you are welcome to ride along. The cost is $20.00 per person. Please RSVP to the office to<br />

reserve your seat. If you have not had a chance to visit one of our Hospitals for which we all work<br />

so hard for, this is your chance.<br />

Membership continues to be a top priority at <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong>, please contact myself or any member of<br />

the Divan if you have questions or need recruiting materials. We have initiated several new Nobles<br />

at Shrine Club meetings and are willing to continue to do so. If you know of a Master Mason that<br />

is interested 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 is “Ask<br />

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

We will be Dark in June and July, but we will still be busy. Keep checking your e-mails for<br />

special notices about upcoming events and activities.<br />

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

Children.<br />

Yours in the Faith,<br />

Frank Hester<br />

Potentate<br />

“Pride, Passion & Purpose”


From the desk of...<br />

From the desk of...<br />

CHIEF RABBAN <br />

CHIEF RABBAN <br />

Nobles, Spring is in full swing!<br />

Tammy and I would like to<br />

congratulate Frank and Tracy on<br />

a great Ball. For the ones that<br />

missed it, you missed a great<br />

time. The Easter Egg Hunt had<br />

a great turn out, and the children<br />

had a great time. A special thanks to<br />

the committee for a wonderful job!<br />

Please Nobles, do not forget to start<br />

selling your Circus ads. This year there will be awards<br />

for the top salesman. Join the Ringmaster Club and<br />

get your Ringmaster shirts and caps…they’re going<br />

fast! Don’t be the only Noble with a 75 th Anniversary<br />

Circus shirt!! For more information on the Ringmaster<br />

Club, contact Randy (Slappy) Slapak at 615-474-<br />

1610 or myself at 615-943-5913. Let’s get excited<br />

about the Circus! This year, we are bringing back the<br />

ANIMALS!!<br />

Chief Rabban<br />

ASSISTANT RABBAN <br />

Horace Perkins, III<br />

HIGH PRIEST AND PROPHET <br />

A big thank you to everyone<br />

involved with the Easter<br />

Egg Hunt. It was a great<br />

crowd and everyone had<br />

a wonderful time. May is<br />

going to be a busy month and<br />

we hope to see everyone at<br />

some of the following events:<br />

Paper Sale, Dedication of the new<br />

Lexington Hospital and Fun Fest, just<br />

to name a few.<br />

We are off to a great start for <strong>2017</strong> with our membership<br />

drive. We have over 25 new nobles at this<br />

point. If your Shrine Clubs have some candidates,<br />

then just contact the office or any Divan member to<br />

schedule an initiation. Keep up the great work!<br />

High Priest and Prophet<br />

Scott Jones<br />

ORIENTAL GUIDE <br />

If you’re reading this, it’s just<br />

possible that you have survived<br />

the ball, Grand Lodge, Easter<br />

eggs, stated meeting, onion<br />

ASSISTANT RABBAN ORIENTAL GUIDE <br />

ASSISTANT RABBAN ORIENTAL GUIDE <br />

sales, paper sale, reunion and<br />

Our building has been a buzz of<br />

activity the last few weeks with<br />

many Nobles and their ladies<br />

enjoying themselves at the<br />

Potentate’s Ball, children<br />

having a good time at our<br />

Easter Egg Hunt, as well as<br />

several rentals.<br />

We are continuing to have<br />

out of town Shriners coming in to<br />

Nashville checking out our fair city<br />

and making their plans for Imperial Session 2019.<br />

I hope every Noble who is able is planning to work<br />

our paper sale in May to raise money for our Shrine<br />

kids and that many are making plans to visit our beautiful<br />

new hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.<br />

Let’s continue to keep having fun while helping<br />

others.<br />

Assistant Rabban<br />

Randy Williams<br />

HIGH PRIEST AND PROPHET <br />

a myriad of other Masonic<br />

events in the last 20 days. Over<br />

the last couple weeks, I’ve<br />

watched a whole bunch of people<br />

put in some serious hard labor<br />

to pull these events off and there’s no way<br />

to thank them all individually. But you’ve all done<br />

a fantastic job and I do thank you for your time and<br />

dedication to making sure even the smallest details<br />

were just right.<br />

After all that hard work, I think we need to take<br />

a moment to remember our obligations and plan<br />

some time with our families, grandkids and even<br />

grandparents in some cases. There’s a pretty good<br />

chance they may have forgotten what you look like<br />

and maybe y’all need to get to know each other again,<br />

and that includes your wife!!<br />

Oriental Guide<br />

Donnie Drayton<br />

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October 19, <strong>2017</strong><br />

12:30 Tee Time<br />

Scottish Rite Golf Tournament<br />

Nashboro Golf Club<br />

1101 Nashboro Blvd.<br />

Nashville, TN 37217<br />

$75.00 Per Player<br />

Tournament Package Includes:<br />

o Greens Fee<br />

o Cart Fee<br />

o Range Balls<br />

o BBQ buffet lunch<br />

$300.00 Per Team<br />

Masonic/Scottish Rite<br />

Members<br />

And<br />

Nonmembers<br />

ALL ARE WELCOME<br />

Registration:<br />

Name: ------------------------------------<br />

Name: ------------------------------------<br />

Name: ------------------------------------<br />

Name: ------------------------------------<br />

Contacts:<br />

Scottish Rite (615)259-3434 scottishritetn@bellsouth.net<br />

Barry Eldridge (615)481-5000 barryski1@aol.com<br />

WE NEED HOLE SPONSORS $100.00<br />

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GOODLETTSVILLE MASONIC LODGE # 271<br />

Is pleaseD to present The 2 nd annual<br />

William “Bubba” Jefferson Hayes<br />

Memorial Square & Compass<br />

GOLF TOURNAMENT<br />

Hosted By The Legacy Golf Course 100 Ray Floyd Dr. Springfield, TN 37172<br />

CHECK IN 7:AM June 3 rd <strong>2017</strong> TEE TIME: 8:AM<br />

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />

• FOUR MAN SCRAMBLE<br />

• CARTS INCLUDED<br />

• $10,000 Hole-In-One Contest !<br />

• CLOSEST TO THE PIN CONTEST • LONGEST DRIVE CONTEST<br />

• PUTTING CONTEST<br />

• WINNING TEAM’S NAME ON THE TROPHY<br />

• LOTS OF GREAT FOOD – CHICKEN, HOTDOGS, HAMBURGERS, DRINKS<br />

• YOUR TEAM GETS 8 MULLIGANS, A 3 FT STRING<br />

• FIRST PLACE – 4 $50.00 GIFT CARDS and $50.00 CASH EACH PERSON<br />

• SECOND PLACE – 4 $30.00 GIFT CARDS and $30.00 CASH EACH PERSON<br />

• THIRD PLACE – 4 $25.00 GIFT CARDS and $25.00 CASH EACH PERSON<br />

• PLUS ADDITIONAL PRIZE DRAWINGS AT END OF TOURNAMENT<br />

LIMITED TO 32 TEAMS ONLY<br />

CORPORATE HOLE SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR $100<br />

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Team Application – <strong>2017</strong> 2nd Annual William (Bubba) Jefferson Hayes Memorial Square & Compass Golf Tournament<br />

1st Players Name (Will be team contact) ___________________________ Phone ____________ Email _______________________<br />

Other Players name and email ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________<br />

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________<br />

$300.00 Per Team. Payment Type: __ Check ___ Money Order __ Cash<br />

Please Send <strong>Al</strong>l Payments To: Goodlettsville Lodge #271, 108 Memorial Dr., Goodlettsville TN. 37072<br />

<strong>Al</strong>l Applications and Payments MUST Be In By May 27th. No Cancellations After This Date.<br />

For More Information Contact: Jim Asad 615-969-7765 or email at jimasad@comcast.net. <strong>Al</strong>l funds to benefit the<br />

Goodlettsville Masonic Lodge #271 F&MA<br />

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Chief Rabban Horace Perkins<br />

invites you to become an<br />

Elite Member of the <strong>2017</strong> Ringmaster Club<br />

Contact: Horace Perkins 615-943-5913<br />

Randy “Slappy” Slapak 615-474-1610<br />

Dan Clark 615-596-7269<br />

Men’s Membership—$150.00<br />

Includes: Ringmaster shirt, Ringmaster cap, 4 Shrine Circus tickets for<br />

VIP Ringmaster seating and 1 entry to the Ringmaster Club Breakfast on October 7th.<br />

Ladies’ Membership—$125.00<br />

Includes: Ringmaster Shirt, Ringmaster tote bag, 4 Shrine Circus tickets for<br />

VIP Ringmaster seating and 1 entry to the Ringmaster Club Breakfast on October 7th.<br />

Name________________________________________________________________<br />

Address______________________________________________________________<br />

City_______________________________State___________Zip_______________<br />

Phone_____________________Email____________________________________<br />

Man’s Shirt Size: (circle one) Small Med LG XL 2-XL 3-XL 4-XL<br />

Lady’s Shirt Size: (circle one) Small Med LG XL 2-XL 3-XL 4-XL<br />

FOR OFFICE USE:<br />

Amount Paid:________________ Method of Payment:__________________ Date Paid:_______________<br />

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PROCEEDS ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF AL MENAH <strong>SHRINER</strong>S AND ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE AS A CHARITABLE DONATION


<strong>2017</strong> Open House &<br />

Divan Day Weekend<br />

Friday, August 25 | Saturday, August 26<br />

The Board of Governors of Shriners Hospitals for Children ® — Cincinnati are thrilled to invite...<br />

ALL DIVANS, NOBLES, MASONS, LADIES, STAFF AND GUESTS<br />

to attend our <strong>2017</strong> Cincinnati Hospital Open House and Divan Day Weekend.<br />

Cincinnati Reds<br />

Baseball Game<br />

Friday Night Social for EVERYONE... August 25, <strong>2017</strong><br />

Friday, August 25, <strong>2017</strong><br />

GAME STARTS AT 7:10 PM<br />

Cost for game ticket, food & drinks is<br />

$53 per person. Includes a ticket for a<br />

batting cage experience if you like!<br />

For additional information or questions,<br />

please e-mail Sherry Helen @<br />

skappel@shrinenet.org or<br />

call: 513-872-6207<br />

Amenities include:<br />

• Access to the Handlebar, which is<br />

climate-controlled and features a<br />

26-foot video wall and several HD<br />

video columns<br />

• <strong>Al</strong>l-inclusive upscale food buffet<br />

• 6 drink tickets per person good for<br />

available alcoholic beverages<br />

redeemable ONLY in the Handlebar*<br />

• Unlimited Coke products<br />

Watching a game from The Handlebar is one of the most<br />

fun and unique experiences in Great American Ball Park!<br />

HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS<br />

(Holding 45 Rooms)<br />

Hampton Inn<br />

Cincinnati Riverfront<br />

8:00 - 9:30 AM Continental breakfast<br />

in the Atrium<br />

8:30 AM Hospital tours<br />

10:00 - 11:30 AM Presentations<br />

in the Atrium<br />

Please register no later than Friday, August 4, <strong>2017</strong><br />

PLEASE NOTE: Indoor Handlebar Access Passes provide entry to the ballpark<br />

inside the Handlebar Club but DOES NOT include a ballpark seat.<br />

Please call now & make your<br />

reservations asking for the<br />

Shriner-Cincinnati Rate:<br />

$125.00 + 11.3% tax = $139.12<br />

200 Crescent Avenue<br />

Covington, KY 41011<br />

Phone (859) 581-7800<br />

Fax 859-581-8282<br />

Divan Day Program and Tours... SATURDAY, August 26, <strong>2017</strong><br />

11:30 AM Hot buffet lunch for all guests<br />

in the Atrium<br />

12:30 PM Gift Presentations<br />

1 - 3 PM OPEN HOSPITAL BOARD MEETING<br />

<strong>Al</strong>l nobles are invited to attend the<br />

hospital’s August Board meeting<br />

RSVP FORM<br />

Please register no later than<br />

Friday, August 4, <strong>2017</strong><br />

YES, I am planning on attending the<br />

Open House and Divan Day Weekend.<br />

I will participate in the following events:<br />

(Please indicate the number of attendees for EACH event<br />

Friday Night Social<br />

$53 per person<br />

# of attendees:<br />

Batting Cage (free)<br />

# of attendees:<br />

Saturday Divan Day<br />

Program & Tours<br />

# of attendees:<br />

Name (first and last):<br />

Spouse / Guest (first and last name):<br />

Temple / Group:<br />

Address:<br />

City, State and Zip Code<br />

Phone (daytime):<br />

e-mail address:<br />

If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with<br />

Disabilities Act, please include these requirements in writing with your registration.<br />

Please send completed<br />

registration & check<br />

made out to:<br />

Shriners Hospitals for<br />

Children – Cincinnati<br />

Attn: Sherry Helen Kappel<br />

Administration, ML #180<br />

3329 Burnet Avenue,<br />

Cincinnati, OH 45229<br />

For additional information<br />

or questions, please<br />

e-mail Sherry Helen at<br />

skappel@shrinenet.org<br />

or call 513-872-6207<br />

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CeNter<br />

NeWS<br />

Clowns<br />

On April 1 st the Fabulous <strong>Al</strong><strong>Menah</strong><br />

Clowns did rather well at Mid-Winter<br />

in Canton GA. We came home with 12<br />

first place, 4 second place, and 6 third<br />

place trophies! We had a great time<br />

with some old friends, and made new<br />

lifelong friends as well.<br />

April 8th was the Potentate’s Ball,<br />

with all the hard work from the Nobles<br />

and their ladies it was a great success.<br />

April 15 was the Easter Egg Hunt, in<br />

which we couldn’t have asked for better<br />

weather, and it was smiles all around as<br />

we entertained the children and adults<br />

alike.<br />

As May is quickly approaching we<br />

have got many things to do. Heading<br />

it all up is our annual Paper Sale May<br />

4th thru 7th. ( please be in touch with<br />

for times and places you are planning to<br />

work). This is, no doubt our time to do<br />

all we can to support our hospitals.<br />

May 11th thru 13th is the Fun Fest in<br />

Gatlinburg TN. with the parade there<br />

on Sunday the 13th. <strong>Al</strong>so two other<br />

parades in Portland and Franklin TN.<br />

May 21st is Hospital Day in Lexington<br />

KY. I hope to see everyone there<br />

for this historical occasion. If you are<br />

wanting to go, make your plans now<br />

before it’s too late!<br />

May 28th thru June 3rd Potentate’s<br />

Trip to Rivera Mexico.<br />

As you can see we have many opportunities<br />

to do our part in supporting<br />

the honorable endeavor of the Shriners<br />

Hospitals for Children. May we give<br />

our very best during these days, that we<br />

may be able to look back and know we<br />

have done our part.<br />

James “Puzzles” Chambers<br />

Secretary<br />

8<br />

Director’s Staff<br />

Greetings! It’s been a busy year thus<br />

far and we are still just getting started!<br />

Don’t forget to attend your regular<br />

stated meeting night for upcoming<br />

events and important information, as<br />

well as our monthly unit meeting. We<br />

are gearing up for our paper sales this<br />

month and need all hands on deck!<br />

The Potentate’s ball was an unforgettable<br />

night and we want to<br />

congratulate and thank all that helped<br />

make the evening a success and joyous<br />

event! The Easter Egg Hunt also was<br />

a very fun day with great weather and<br />

a good turnout. We will be having our<br />

yearly weekend at fun fest in Pigeon<br />

Forge this year Mother’s Day weekend.<br />

Don’t forget to reserve your room and<br />

come down for the fun!<br />

As a reminder, at March’s stated<br />

meeting it was noted that all Kroger’s<br />

have given permission for us to sell outside<br />

their doors. Please note, if selling<br />

at any Kroger location, you need NOT<br />

inform the store or any management<br />

that you are there. We have the all clear<br />

to show up, complete our day and move<br />

on. <strong>Al</strong>so, if you will be having any outside<br />

helpers, please be sure that person<br />

sticks with you and is not covering an<br />

entry or exit by themselves. Be sure<br />

to wear your Fez and appropriate attire<br />

that will show you are a Shriner.<br />

In recognition of our freedoms &<br />

ability to belong to such a Grand Organization,<br />

we thank our service members<br />

working tirelessly, both abroad & at<br />

home and recognize their families as<br />

well who sacrifice so much that we<br />

may be free. God Bless our Temple &<br />

members. <strong>Al</strong>ways remember out Pride,<br />

Passion and Purpose and God Bless<br />

America.<br />

Cordially,<br />

Randy D. Byram<br />

Captain<br />

Lookie here you Mountaineers! Youins<br />

had a wonderful Easter party day at our<br />

old Shrine Temple. It was great to see<br />

all them young children having a good<br />

time.<br />

Boys, almost paper sale time and<br />

I gotta tell you we must do great for<br />

this is the most important job we have.<br />

Another event we must do well with<br />

is our onion sale. Remember it is our<br />

responsibility to our unit to sell these<br />

beautiful things. Without this funding,<br />

the old Mountaineers could not make it.<br />

In closing we need to participate in<br />

the activities of our Temple. We need<br />

to have better attendance in our Mountaineer<br />

Unit and to add new members.<br />

Pray for children in our hospitals, our sick<br />

and our troops in harms way across this<br />

troubled world. God bless the USA. Until<br />

next time keep your powder dry.<br />

Danny Wyatt<br />

Captain<br />

Greeters<br />

The Greeters have done a remarkable<br />

job on the onion sales. Keep up the<br />

great work on the Paper and Plaque<br />

Sales<br />

Remember both the Paper and<br />

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

Did you know that millions of Airline<br />

Miles expire or are not used each<br />

year?<br />

What a great feeling when you donate<br />

your Airline Miles to the Shriners<br />

Hospitals for Children, that you are not<br />

going to use or are about to expire<br />

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

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

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

register your “Kroger Card<br />

Keep in our prayers Charlie Smith<br />

who is recuperating very nicely. and<br />

Yom York , as well as all those that<br />

are hurting or ill, and all those in the<br />

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

serving around the world


Hope everyone had a happy Easter<br />

and Passover.<br />

Lou Becker<br />

Legion of Honor<br />

The “Black Tie Affair”, (Potentate’s<br />

Ball) was truly unforgettable. The<br />

decorations<br />

were beautiful. The food, drinks<br />

and music was good and as always it’s<br />

great to be able to enjoy good times<br />

with good friends. Illustrious Sir Frank<br />

Hester and Lady Tracy and members of<br />

the Divan and your ladies may this be<br />

one fantastic year for all of you.<br />

The Legion of Honor was invited to<br />

the “Mule Day Parade” in Columbia,<br />

TN on April 1 st . We had a good turn<br />

out and we went along with the Fez and<br />

some good parade marshalls. They had<br />

a very good hospitality breakfast. We<br />

enjoyed it. The parade was awesome, I<br />

have never seen so many mules in my<br />

life. Lots of spectators seemed to love<br />

the Shriners so we were well received<br />

and hope to be invited back next year.<br />

The “Easter Egg Hunt” was a lot of<br />

fun for everyone. The Legion helped<br />

with the “Child Identification Program”<br />

which collects information on children<br />

for the parents to have that can help the<br />

police find them if they ever go missing.<br />

It is a good and helpful program.<br />

We had a very good turn out and<br />

everyone did their part to help make it a<br />

success. A job well done, thanks to all<br />

who participated.<br />

We must now focus on the “Shrine<br />

Paper Sale” coming up on 4,5,6, and<br />

7 May. Please do your part and help<br />

us sell papers. This is how we are able<br />

to run our Shrine Hospitals and help<br />

the children which is why we are all<br />

Shriners!<br />

Then the Vidalia Onions will arrive,<br />

we have ordered 400 bags. Let’s get<br />

out there and sell them while they are<br />

fresh!<br />

Please keep our shrine hospitals,<br />

shrine patients, doctors, nurses, our<br />

military and all first responders who are<br />

there for us around the clock in your<br />

prayers.<br />

May God Bless,<br />

Roy Lindsey<br />

Commander<br />

Provost Guard<br />

Easter is over and hope everybody<br />

found the Golden Egg. Now it is paper<br />

sale time.<br />

We need to sell these papers and<br />

raise a lot of money for the Hospitals.<br />

The Provost Guard Drill Team will<br />

be going to Dixie in a couple weeks. I<br />

think when they get back they will have<br />

to built a bigger Trophy case.<br />

Secretary<br />

Ken Loftis<br />

Motor Corps<br />

What being a Shriner means to me!<br />

Being a Shriner, first and foremost,<br />

means working tirelessly to help raise<br />

funds for, and raise awareness of, our<br />

Hospitals that provide services to burn<br />

and orthopedic children. What does it<br />

mean to you?<br />

I became a Shriner to have F-U-N,<br />

while loving what I was doing. I<br />

became a Shriner to see the countless<br />

smiles on children’s faces, while having<br />

F-U-N doing whatever it was that<br />

made them smile! I became a Shriner<br />

to pledge my support to my Temple,<br />

to my fellow Brothers, while having<br />

F-U-N doing so and while taking care<br />

of the business within. While always<br />

and forever keeping my Obligation to<br />

my Masonic Lodge as most important,<br />

I am thankful that the idea of a new<br />

fraternity for Masons stressing F-U-N<br />

and fellowship was established in<br />

1870. The Ancient Arabic Order of the<br />

Nobles of the Mystic Shrine!<br />

I challenge each one of you to come<br />

out to the events planned, join us at<br />

Stated Meeting to see what is going on<br />

in YOUR Shrine Center, volunteer to<br />

help whenever and wherever you can<br />

without being asked to, visit a Hospital,<br />

encourage new membership. Find<br />

the F-U-N in being a Shriner! I did...<br />

although it sadly seems to be missing<br />

from a few.<br />

Journalist<br />

“Fat Rabbit”, PC<br />

SHRINE CLUB NEWS<br />

Williamson County Shrine Club<br />

& Motor Division<br />

I want to thank everyone who helped or<br />

has agreed to help out in the Shrine Paper<br />

Sale & Rodeo Parade. We do it for<br />

the children at the Shriners Hospitals<br />

for Children. You are the best and that<br />

explains why I always say, “WCSC is<br />

the greatest Shrine Club on the Planet”!<br />

Our Motor Division plans to be out<br />

in force at the Franklin Rodeo Parade<br />

coming up on May 13. We invite all <strong>Al</strong><br />

<strong>Menah</strong> Units and Clubs to come down<br />

and enjoy the fun with us. We will have<br />

breakfast hospitality at Hiram Lodge<br />

beginning at about 9:30am. Line up for<br />

the parade is 11:00 am and step off at<br />

High Noon.<br />

Let’s keep those who have lost loved<br />

ones, our sick list, our Military, Firemen<br />

and Law Enforcement Officers in<br />

our prayers. Nobles, we need to thank<br />

God for every day on this earth as they<br />

are all precious.<br />

Butch Mays<br />

Ambassador<br />

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

(see yellow arrow).<br />

Ladies<br />

Only!<br />

I would like to thank everyone<br />

that came out to the Ball Hospitality<br />

and purchased tickets<br />

for our Baskets. We were overwhelmed<br />

with the response and<br />

feel so fortunate to have raised<br />

enough money to sponsor three<br />

Shrine Patients to attend Camp<br />

Ytiliba this summer. And a special<br />

great big Thank You to the<br />

Motorettes, Clownettes, Directorettes,<br />

Williamson County<br />

Shrine Club, Daughters of the<br />

Nile and the Divan Ladies<br />

for donating their<br />

time, talent and monies<br />

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in providing those beautiful baskets.<br />

You ladies ROCK! Additionally,<br />

I’m proud to announce<br />

that we had two other donors<br />

that provided funds to support<br />

two more Shrine Patients to attend<br />

Burn Camp this summer.<br />

Our next scheduled Ladies<br />

Nite before the temple goes dark<br />

for the summer is May 16th and<br />

BINGO is back. We hope you<br />

will come out and join us for an<br />

evening of FUN, Fellowship and<br />

prizes. Dinner with the men will<br />

begin at 6:00pm. If you have an<br />

activity idea or recommendation<br />

for our Ladies Nite, please let us<br />

know.<br />

Thank you!<br />

Lady Tracy Hester<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

(as of this publication)<br />

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

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

May 4-7 Paper Sale<br />

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

May 11-13 Fun Fest<br />

Fri 3/17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY<br />

May 21 Hospital Day - Lexington<br />

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

JUNE <strong>2017</strong><br />

Erin, TN<br />

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

June 3 Memorial Square &<br />

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

Compass Golf<br />

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

June 17<br />

Fri 4/7<br />

June 24<br />

Sat 4/8<br />

June 25<br />

Thu 4/13<br />

Sat 4/15<br />

Tournament<br />

Tracy & Co<br />

<strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> Potentate’s<br />

Ladies Luncheon<br />

Ball Hospitality, Clarion Hotel<br />

Casino Party<br />

<strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> Potentate’s Ball<br />

Toy Run<br />

Maundy Thursday,<br />

Grand Lodge<br />

Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 a.m.


Paper Sale Donation from Kroger<br />

On Monday, 7/18 Potentate Jeff Head and members of the Williamson<br />

County Shrine Club were with Kroger Management at their Belle<br />

Meade store where they presented a $1,000.00 to us for the Shrine<br />

Hospitals for Children. The Kroger Manager was an acquaintance of<br />

Scotty and Teresa Travis who put this together for the <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> Shrine<br />

Hospitals for Children Paper Sale.<br />

This is a portion of a message from Phyllis Berry, wife of this<br />

Kroger Store Manager, Michael Berry.<br />

Let me tell you, our son was a Shrine Hospital patient<br />

and we are forever grateful The experience was an<br />

awakening in humanity. The care was phenomenal. The<br />

friendship my family made. The support from the men in<br />

your fraternity was phenomenal. We thank you for all you<br />

and your members do for children across the country.<br />

Sincerely<br />

Phyllis Berry<br />

Fraternally,<br />

Butch Mayes, WCSC<br />

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Patients are now receiving care in the new medical center<br />

On Monday, April 17, Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington<br />

began caring for patients at the new location, 110 Conn Terrace. Monday was a<br />

busy and successful opening day. <strong>Al</strong>l departments from clinic, surgery,<br />

prosthetics & orthotics, radiology, therapy, and motion analysis center<br />

administered patient care on opening day. Our patients and their families were<br />

very excited to see the new location and had many positive things to say. Check<br />

out the pictures below from opening day!<br />

Lauren was the first patient<br />

at our new specialty care<br />

clinic. "The new facility is<br />

very bright & colorful. No<br />

one can be afraid of coming<br />

to the doctor at this<br />

location!" said Lauren<br />

Our Shriner van drivers<br />

carry precious cargo as<br />

patients travel from near and<br />

far for appointments at the<br />

Lexington Shriners Medical<br />

Center. These gentleman are<br />

from the <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> Shrine<br />

Temple and were the first<br />

Shriner van drivers on<br />

opening day to transport a<br />

patient!<br />

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Clown Golf Tourney<br />

Monday June 5 th , <strong>2017</strong><br />

Old Hickory Country Club & Golf Course<br />

1904 Hadley Avenue<br />

Old Hickory, TN 37138<br />

$85 per Man /$340 per team<br />

(Includes gift pack, golf cart, green fees, & Dinner)<br />

There will be fun, food, and a great golf tournament!<br />

There will be great prizes for contest holes, door prizes and meal served afterwards.<br />

Registration 11:00 a.m.<br />

Shotgun Start 12:30 p.m.<br />

Deadline for entry: Wednesday May 31, <strong>2017</strong><br />

Name:<br />

Name:<br />

Name:<br />

Name:<br />

We are in need of hole sponsors. A sign will be placed to show your support, with entire amount<br />

going to the Hospitals. You will also get a plaque showing your support to the Shrine Hospitals.<br />

Sponsorships are: $100.00 - sign at a hole.<br />

So PLEASE let Guy know if you or a business wishes to help donate to the Shrine<br />

Hospitals via a hole sponsorship!<br />

Please mail your application with your foursome or sponsorship information to:<br />

Guy Whitley<br />

PO Box 210266<br />

Nashville, TN 37221 for more info email: guycw1216@gmail.com<br />

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REMINDER!<br />

NOTICe:<br />

ALL communications<br />

for the Shriner<br />

should be sent to<br />

editor.amsc@gmail.com<br />

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Wes F<br />

Nobles Visited By By<br />

The Black Camel<br />

LARRY DEAUNE KIMBRELL<br />

Lawrenceburg<br />

07/29/1948-03/19/<strong>2017</strong><br />

LEON STRAUSS<br />

Nashville<br />

06/18/1927-03/24/<strong>2017</strong><br />

MICHAEL LESTON HIRE<br />

Lafayette<br />

07/23/1953-04/12/<strong>2017</strong><br />

CARL GOSSETT JOHNSON<br />

Brentwood<br />

04/08/1927-04/14/<strong>2017</strong><br />

DONALD LEE YOUNG<br />

Madison<br />

09/30/1937-04/14/<strong>2017</strong><br />

THOMAS HARRISON WARD<br />

Belvidere<br />

10/18/1929-04/15/<strong>2017</strong><br />

Nonprofit<br />

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

Permit No. 1731<br />

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www.almenahshriners.org<br />

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Organization<br />

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VOLUME 36 • NUMBER 1 • (PUB<br />

INSIDE<br />

THIS<br />

ISSUE<br />

PAGE 2<br />

Potentate’s<br />

Message<br />

DEADLINE FOR JUNE <strong>SHRINER</strong> IS <strong>MAY</strong> 17<br />

PAGE 3<br />

Divan<br />

Messages<br />

PAGES 4<br />

Notices<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

AL MENAH <strong>SHRINER</strong>S O<br />

P.O. BOX 78545 • NASHVI<br />

<strong>Al</strong> Men<br />

Chief Rabban<br />

Horace Perkins, III &<br />

Lady Tammy<br />

PAGE 5<br />

From Lady Tracy<br />

Dedication<br />

Ceremony<br />

PAGE 6-7<br />

Unit News<br />

PAGE 7<br />

Membership Notice<br />

High Priest & Proph<br />

Scott Jones & Lady Ki<br />

PAGE 11<br />

Message From<br />

PR Chairman<br />

BACK COVER<br />

Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session

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