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

VOLUME 36 • NUMBER • NUMBER 4 7 • • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE & JULY) & JULY) • • <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong> APRIL <strong>2017</strong><br />

INSIDE<br />

INSIDE<br />

THIS Page 2<br />

ISSUE<br />

Potentate’s Message<br />

Page 3<br />

Divan Messages<br />

Page 4<br />

Ladies<br />

Shopping Feztival<br />

Page 5<br />

Scottish Rite<br />

Golf Tournament<br />

Page 6<br />

Al Menah Car Show<br />

Page 7<br />

News from Lexington<br />

Page 8<br />

Spine Screen<br />

Shriner’s Hospitals<br />

Page 10<br />

Notices<br />

Ladies Only<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

Page 11<br />

75th Anniversary<br />

Shrine Circus<br />

Page 12-13<br />

Center News<br />

Membership Notice<br />

Page 14<br />

To Be A Shriner<br />

Page 15<br />

Birdies for Charity<br />

Page 16<br />

Ringmaster Club<br />

Back Page<br />

Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session

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 *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 />

As you know these articles are written a couple of weeks before you read<br />

them, so when you are reading this we will have returned from the SESA<br />

Convention in Warner Robbins, GA. The Clowns, Legion of Honor, Motor Corps<br />

and Provost Guard were all there and did a great job representing Al Menah.<br />

We have one of our biggest and most important events this month, the Fall<br />

Ceremonial on September 23rd. Please encourage all of the newly made <strong>2017</strong><br />

Nobles to attend this event. And if you know of a good Master Mason that would<br />

like to join our Fraternity, get them a petition and have them attend this ceremonial.<br />

We also need our Nobility to come and be a part of this day as well. Nobles we<br />

have obligated over 50 new Nobles at Shrine Club Meetings and at the Temple and<br />

we are expecting a big turnout and hope you will come out and support these new<br />

Nobles. There will be a lady’s program during the morning session, they will join<br />

the men for lunch and the Arch Presentation in the afternoon. The unit rooms will<br />

be open, so Captains get ready to meet and greet the new Nobles and their ladies.<br />

The schedule for the day is listed in this publication.<br />

Another big event this month is our annual Car Show which will be on<br />

September 30th. Our Chairman Keary Fleenor and the committee is working hard<br />

to make this bigger and better every year. There is still time to buy and/or sell a<br />

sponsorship $500, $350, $250 or $100. I hope to see everyone there for a fun filled<br />

day.<br />

Our annual Circus is next month, October 6th thru 8th. Nobles and Ladies this<br />

is our main fund raiser for the year. Circus Ads sales are due September 1st and<br />

Banners Sales are due by September 15th. You should have received your Nobility<br />

tickets in the mail and if not, please call the office. Nobles it is our obligation to<br />

support our Fraternity with our time, talent and means. Please do your part to make<br />

this year’s Circus successful.<br />

Membership continues to be our top priority moving forward. Our goal this<br />

year is 100 new Nobles and 100 Restorations. As of this writing we are almost<br />

half way there and it will take a big push to make this happen. I am very confident<br />

that we can meet this goal and I appreciate all of you that are working diligently<br />

towards making this a success. The initiation fee is $100.00 and all you need to do<br />

is “Ask a Master Mason to be a Shriner”. I AM COMMITTED R U?<br />

Nobles and Ladies thank you for your hard work and your support of Al<br />

Menah Shrine and the Shriner’s hospitals for Children.<br />

Yours in the Faith,<br />

Frank Hester<br />

Potentate<br />

“Pride, Passion & Purpose”

From the desk of...<br />


I hope everyone had a great summer!<br />

There was a great crowd at the<br />

August Stated Meeting. Thank<br />

you Nobles for supporting Al<br />

Menah. In September, don’t<br />

forget the Fall Ceremonial and<br />

the Al Menah Car Show.<br />

Sell Circus Ads!! Please turn<br />

them in before September 1st.<br />

The Al Menah Shrine Circus is almost<br />

here… October 6th, 7th and 8th at the Nashville<br />

Municipal Auditorium. Bring your children,<br />

grandchildren and friends. This could be the last time<br />

to see and ride the ELEPHANTS! This will be a great<br />

show, and please Nobles…buy your Circus tickets and<br />

join the Ringmaster Club. I look forward to seeing<br />

each of you, and THANK YOU!<br />

Chief Rabban<br />

Horace Perkins, III<br />


Summer may be coming to a<br />

close, but Al Menah is just really<br />

getting started. The Car Show is<br />

upon us, so let’s shine up your<br />

cars and trucks and have some<br />

fun. If you are not entering<br />

one, just spread the word so<br />

it can get bigger and better.<br />

Next up is our yearly fundraiser...<br />

the Circus. We all need to support<br />

this great event so we can raise the funds that allow<br />

us to do what Al Menah does best, that is provide<br />

the world class care for our children. The Circus<br />

allows Al Menah Shriners the best opportunity for us<br />

to tell our story of shrinedom and provide our local<br />

community the best affordable family fun event.<br />

May all your days be Circus days....<br />

High Priest and Prophet<br />

Scott Jones<br />



<br />


The 2019 Imperial Session in<br />

Nashville will be here before<br />


you know it!<br />

Pre-reservations for hotel<br />

rooms are available for $20.<br />

Drop off or mail your money<br />

to the Al Menah Office, or<br />

they can take a credit card by<br />

phone. 615-226-7766. Room<br />

reservations are on a first come first<br />

serve basis, so don’t wait!.<br />

Assistant Rabban<br />

Randy Williams<br />

Hope this finds you fat and happy<br />

and ready to do some work! We<br />

have two events coming up that<br />


require your time and help.<br />

First, we have the ceremonial<br />

on September 23rd. We need<br />

your help rounding up the<br />

victims--I mean candidates--for<br />

a fun-filled day at their expense.<br />

If you have a Shriner buddy that<br />

needs a good laugh, bring them to the party on<br />

the 23rd.<br />

Second, we need you to put the circus on your radar<br />

by selling ads and bringing your families down to the<br />

show. We’re gonna have Elephants, lions and other 4<br />

legged kitties, along with the high wire acts and pretty<br />

girls. Well at least we will have Elephants....<br />

That’s all from the land of OG for now!<br />

Oriental Guide<br />

Donnie Drayton<br />

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Scottish Rite Golf Tournament<br />

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

12:30 Tee time<br />

Nashboro Golf Club<br />

1101 Nashboro Blvd<br />

Nashville, TN 37217<br />

Tournament package includes:<br />

• Green Fee<br />

• Cart fee<br />

• Range Balls<br />

• BBQ buffet lunch<br />

Registration:<br />

Name<br />

Name<br />

Name<br />

Name<br />


Dash Plates Awarded To All Entries<br />

Trophies To Be Given For All Classes<br />

Special Awards:<br />

Potentate’s Trophy<br />

Original Best of Show<br />

Modified Best of Show<br />

Ladies Choice<br />

Farthest Traveled<br />

Oldest or Most Unusual Vehicle<br />

Club Participation<br />

14 Acre Show Site<br />

At<br />

Al Menah Shrine Center<br />

1354 Brick Church Pike<br />

Nashville, TN 37207<br />

Exit 87, Trinity Lane<br />

Call for directions<br />

615-226-7766<br />

Gates open at 7:30am<br />

All vehicles will be classed at registration from 8:00am until 11:00am<br />

Judging will be from 11:30am until 1:30pm / Awards will be presented at 3:00pm<br />

“RAIN or SHINE”<br />

Entry fee per vehicle is: $20.00 at the gate<br />

Vendor space is available for $25.00 / 10’ x 10’<br />

Class Sponsorships are available<br />

Kids Model Car Show is $5.00<br />

To be judged, all vehicles must have the hood up, doors open or unlocked and the trunk open. Vehicles failing to be properly displayed<br />

will not be classed or judged. Al Menah Shriners reserve the right to reclassify, add, delete, split or combine classes on the day of the<br />

show based on participation. Al Menah Shriners reserve the right to remove offense, lewd or objectionable material.<br />

All proceeds benefit Al Menah Shrine Center and are not deductible as a charitable donation<br />

Make all checks payable to:<br />

Al Menah Shriners<br />

Attn: Car Show<br />

P.O. Box 78545<br />

Nashville, TN 37207<br />

For More Information:<br />

Shrine Center Office: 615-226-7766<br />

Or<br />

Keary D. Fleenor: 615-289-8272<br />

STOP 30 ROAD<br />



Cori slows down progression of scoliosis<br />

Cori, a 12-year-old<br />

patient from Ashland,<br />

Kentucky, received<br />

exciting news on July<br />

11, <strong>2017</strong>, during a<br />

routine follow-up<br />

appointment at Shriners<br />

Hospitals for Children<br />

Medical Center —<br />

Lexington.<br />

At the age of 9, Cori<br />

was told by her<br />

pediatrician that her spine presented a curvature. She was referred to a specialist<br />

for further evaluation. The specialist recommended undergoing surgery to correct<br />

the curved spine. Cori has double-sided scoliosis, creating a s-like curve to her<br />

spine, both curves presenting at a 45-degree angle.<br />

Devastated by the news and wanting to be proactive, Cori and her mother,<br />

Janelle started researching and talking with others in their community. Shortly<br />

after finding out that Cori had scoliosis she met Charlie Adkins, Shriner and<br />

member of the Lexington Shriners Medical Center’s Board of Governors. Charlie<br />

lives in the Ashland area and recommended that before Cori precede with the<br />

recommendation of surgery, that she meet with a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at<br />

the Lexington Shriners Medical Center.<br />

The initial appointment at Shriners Medical Center was three years ago and an<br />

appointment that Cori and her mom, Janelle will never forget. “We had been on<br />

our knees praying for guidance, health and safety upon Cori being diagnosed with<br />

scoliosis. I didn’t want my daughter to have to go through surgery if there was an<br />

alternative,” said Janelle. “Neither of us really knew much of anything about<br />

scoliosis and we were afraid.”<br />

To read all of Cori’s story, click here:<br />

https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/news/LEX_Cori Coburn<br />


Dear Nobles,<br />

Shriners Hospitals for Children® has<br />

launched a new health and wellness<br />

program to highlight the importance of<br />

regular scoliosis screening and to<br />

position us as a leader in scoliosis care.<br />

The program encourages parents to<br />

make a spine check part of their annual back to school routine and to contact<br />

Shriners Hospitals for Children if their child needs our care.<br />

Under the leadership of Amer Samdani, M.D., chief of surgery for Shriners<br />

Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia, a team of doctors, developers and parents<br />

joined forces to create a new app called SpineScreen to check for possible signs of<br />

scoliosis. This informative and easy to use app allows parents to perform a<br />

preliminary spine check on their child in the comfort of their own home. We<br />

encourage you to download SpineScreen for free on the App Store or Google Play<br />

and try it today.<br />

Please click here for more information.<br />

https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/education/scoliosis<br />

Please help us increase awareness about scoliosis by sharing the SpineScreen app<br />

and encouraging family and friends to tune in tomorrow for the Facebook Live<br />

event. For more information about this new program, please visit<br />

shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/scoliosis.<br />

Yours in the faith,<br />

Gary J. Bergenske<br />

Imperial Potentate<br />


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 Al Menah 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 />


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

Fall Ceremonial Schedule<br />

<strong>2017</strong> Ceremonial in Memory of Mike Martin<br />

September 23, <strong>2017</strong><br />

The schedule will be as follows:<br />

8:00 - 8:30 Registration<br />

8:30 - 9:00 Shrine Overview and Class Picture<br />

9:00 - 12:00 Ceremonial (First and Second Section)<br />

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch (Men and Ladies)<br />

1:00 - 2:00 Arch Program (Men and Ladies)<br />

2:00 - 2:15 Fezzing Ceremony (Men and Ladies)<br />

2:15 - 3:30 Video and Patient Presentations<br />

(Men and Ladies)<br />

3:30 - 5:00 Open House (Men and Ladies)<br />

Times are approximate<br />

<strong>SEPTEMBER</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

Sept 12<br />

Sept 14<br />

Sept 19<br />

Sept 23<br />

Sept 30<br />

Al Menah Ladies Golf Tournament<br />

Directors Staff Golf Tournament<br />

Captain’s Meeting/Stated Meeting<br />

Al Menah Fall Ceremonial<br />

Car Show<br />

OCTOBER <strong>2017</strong><br />

Oct 6-8<br />

Oct 14<br />



Shrine Circus<br />

Clown Paper Sale Auction<br />

Ladies Only!<br />

We had a great turnout last month for our Ladies<br />

Nite….we had a hilarious time playing “Minute to<br />

Win It” games. If you weren’t able to make it, we<br />

truly missed you and you missed a great time!<br />

Our Ladies Extravaganza is coming up soon on<br />

November 4th. This is a big fundraiser for our temple<br />

and we need vendors. If you know of someone<br />

that would like to partake in this event, please call<br />

or email Alicia Villines (see this month’s flyer for<br />

contact info) for the Vendor Registration Form. We<br />

need to get these in ASAP in order to plan our layout<br />

of the space. In addition, we are excited about<br />

adding Christmas Trees this year to our silent auction<br />

options. Some of you have seen what beautiful<br />

tablescapes we’ve had in the past; can you imagine<br />

updating your holiday season with a gorgeous new<br />

tree? New this year, our very own Legion of Honor<br />

will be selling some delicious breakfast fare and<br />

coffee for the early patrons. Each year this event<br />

gets bigger and bigger and we hope you will invite<br />

all of your family and friends and make this a great<br />

Ladies Day! Feel free to share our flyer with everyone.<br />

Our next scheduled Ladies Nite is coming up on<br />

September 19th. We hope you will come out and<br />

join us for an evening of FUN and Fellowship. Stay<br />

tuned for details about our activity planned and don’t<br />

forget to bring your 50/50 money! Dinner with the<br />

men will begin at 6:00pm at the Shrine Center. We<br />

look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you!<br />

Lady Tracy Hester<br />

615-308-3920<br />


1943<br />

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

Coming<br />

soon!<br />

October 6-8,<br />

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

Municipal<br />

Auditorium<br />

All circus ads must be turned into<br />

the office by September 1st.<br />

*Ads turned in after this date will not be in the<br />

program book.<br />

The deadline for Circus Banners<br />

is September 15th.<br />

Please contact your unit captain/club president if you<br />

need materials to sell circus ads (renewal contracts,<br />

new order forms, pricing, etc)<br />





CeNter<br />

NeWS<br />

Clowns<br />

The Clowns have been busy with<br />

several dressouts, Putnam County<br />

Fair and the Nightout Against<br />

Crime to name a couple.<br />

We also shared an evening bowling<br />

at Hermitage Lanes, which<br />

was a real hoot. Thanks to Captain<br />

Vernon and Lady Trish for the<br />

great evening.<br />

This year is truly flying by, and<br />

fall is quickly approaching. You<br />

know what that means! Fairs, Fall<br />

Ceremonial, Car Show, Clown<br />

Auction and the Circus are all<br />

coming up ever so quickly.<br />

Just think of all the opportunities<br />

we have coming up to share this<br />

labor of love with one another. I<br />

can’t think of a greater charity to<br />

spend our precious time with, and<br />

to experience the humbling gratification<br />

that we are making a difference<br />

in children’s lives.<br />

James “Puzzles” Chambers<br />

Secretary<br />

12<br />

Director’s Staff<br />

Summer is well on its way to<br />

being behind us! We hope you<br />

enjoyed the big Solar Eclipse and<br />

your Labor Day and the heat has<br />

not been too unpleasant. Fall is<br />

nipping at our heels and will soon<br />

usher in the cold.<br />

Coming up we have our yearly<br />

car show on September 30th. Be<br />

sure to spread the word to any car<br />

enthusiast you may know to enter<br />

their pride and joy!<br />

October 19th is the Scottish Rite<br />

golf tournament, see more info in<br />

the Shriner. Be on the lookout for<br />

more information as well about the<br />

circus in October and be sure to be<br />

ready to donate time to the cause.<br />

We will be selling coloring books<br />

and our ladies are encouraged be<br />

involved to help scan tickets.<br />

We want to send prayers and<br />

well wishes out to our sick brothers<br />

and or their family members.<br />

A BIG congratulation to Mike<br />

Villines Jr. and his lady Ali on the<br />

birth of their son Skylar in July!<br />

Prayers for the protection of our<br />

service members making the freedoms<br />

we are able to enjoy everyday<br />

possible and blessings on our<br />

temple and the causes we work for<br />

and hold dear to us.<br />

Cordially,<br />

Randy D. Byram<br />

Hope everyone had an enjoyable<br />

and safe summer break. Fall is fast<br />

approaching us and Al Menah will<br />

be in full swing.<br />

September 14 is our golf tournament<br />

at Nashboro Golf Club. If<br />

you haven’t signed up yet see Eddie<br />

Hill. September 23 is our fall<br />

ceremonial starting at 8 o’clock.<br />

Please come out and help initiate<br />

our new Nobles. I will try Our<br />

circus is October 6 - 8, so please<br />

get your Circus ads in ASAP.<br />

It is our responsibility to get<br />

new nobles in to the Shrine so<br />

please do your part.<br />

We pray for our first responders<br />

and our military for keeping us all<br />

safe and enjoying all the freedoms<br />

that we have today. Keep all our<br />

world leaders in your prayers<br />

every day.<br />

Barry G Eldridge<br />

Lieutenant<br />

Legion of Honor<br />

It was good to have PC Ron<br />

Queen, our Finance Officer, back<br />

with us at the August meeting.<br />

He is recovering well from his<br />

surgery. It was good to have PC<br />

M.O. Pilkinton back with us following<br />

his broken hip and surgery.<br />

He seems to be recovering well<br />

also.<br />

We will soon be going to<br />

Warner Robins, GA for the South<br />

Eastern Shrine Association. We<br />

have several members going and<br />

I’m sure we will have a great time<br />

there. Maybe we can bring home a<br />

trophy or two.<br />

The Legion of Honor is always<br />

looking for new members. If<br />

you are a military veteran and a<br />

Mason, come on in and become<br />

a Shriner. Then apply for the<br />

Legion of Honor. You may be accepted<br />

as a member of this patriotic<br />

unit. You will be proud you did.<br />

Please continue your support<br />

for the Shriners Hospitals for<br />

Children. Thanks to all Legion of<br />

Honor members for the support<br />

you have shown so far this year<br />

with the paper sale, onion sales,

and all other events in which you<br />

have participated.<br />

Let’s all keep the hospitals and<br />

patients in our prayers. Also, I<br />

ask for prayers for our men and<br />

women in uniform who are still<br />

serving. Not only the military but<br />

police officers, firefighters and all<br />

first responders who put their lives<br />

on the line everyday to protect us.<br />

Thank you and may God bless!<br />

Roy Lindsey<br />

Commander<br />

SHRINE<br />

CLUB<br />

NEWS<br />

Hendersonville Shrine Club<br />

This year is moving fast and we<br />

still have a lot of work to do before<br />

the year ends.<br />

A BIG “THANKS” to all who<br />

attended the Southeastern. A big<br />

time was had by all the units that<br />

competed in competition and participated<br />

in the Saturday morning<br />

parade.<br />

Remember the Shrine Car Show<br />

is coming up Saturday, September<br />

30th at Al Menah Temple. If you<br />

have a show car, or have a friend<br />

who has a show car, tell them to<br />

shine it up and come down and<br />

win a trophy. Pray for a day of<br />

good weather and NO RAIN.<br />

There will be food vendors selling<br />

their specialties…everything from<br />

hamburgers to turkey legs.<br />

Come on out for a good day of<br />

entertainment.<br />

We are looking at the biggest<br />

fundraising event of the year for our<br />

temple…our SHRINE CIRCUS.<br />

There is something every Shriner<br />

can do to make this year’s Circus<br />

our very best ever. Start with<br />

buying the Shrine Circus tickets.<br />

If you can’t come, buy them and<br />

give them to a friend who has kids<br />

that want to come. Shriners are<br />

about helping kids! Second, sell a<br />

circus ad to a client or friend who<br />

has a business and buys advertising.<br />

If you will do only one of the<br />

things suggested, our Circus will<br />

be a success.<br />

Our club meets on the 4th Monday<br />

of each month. Our September<br />

meeting will be on Monday,<br />

September 25th at the Black-<br />

Eyed-Pea at 164 Main Street in<br />

Hendersonville. We will meet at<br />

6:00pm for good food and fellowship<br />

and our meeting will start at<br />

7:00pm. Call a friend and bring<br />

them to our meeting.<br />

Remember our sick and those<br />

suffering from cancer, our kids<br />

in our Hospitals, those who have<br />

lost loved ones, be with our troops<br />

fighting for our freedom. God be<br />

with each one is our prayer.<br />

Boyd C. Parnell<br />

President<br />

Membership Notice<br />

Our goal is 100 New Nobles and 100 Restorations.<br />

<strong>2017</strong> Membership Chairman Sam Isbell (sisbell@<br />

eml1.com or 615-579-0765) & Co-Chairman Dale<br />

Pewitt (dalepewitt@comcast.net or 615-533-6714)<br />

are soliciting our help and support. Will you help us<br />

find new Nobles?<br />

One of the ways you can be active in this effort is<br />

to sign up to be a virtual mentor for our candidates.<br />

There are candidates waiting to hear from us. We<br />

need a few good men!<br />


To Be A Shriner<br />

To be a Shriners is<br />

To have a faith to live by,<br />

To be a person to live with,<br />

To endlessly pursue excellence,<br />

To believe in a Supreme Being,<br />

To strive to follow the Good Shepherd<br />

in deeds of compassion and caring,<br />

To have a worthy cause to live for,<br />

To be outspoken champions of Tolerance<br />

and Religious Freedom,<br />

To live Morally in accordance with the<br />

highest standards of individual character<br />

and social conduct,<br />

To teach that it is better to live than to<br />

hate and fear,<br />

To strive to be better tomorrow than we<br />

were yesterday,<br />

To provide for those in need, especially<br />

Crippled and Burned Children,<br />

To express Brotherly Love toward<br />

all mankind,<br />

To seek to abide by the Biblical<br />

“Golden Rule”,<br />

To see God’s hand at work<br />

in everything,<br />

To admire the beautiful,<br />

To cherish all mankind,<br />

To serve the good.<br />

Inspired with permission from the writings of Chaplain Frank G. Ladner,<br />

Alhambra Temple by Janus 1993<br />

*Submitted in the Memory of Noble Carl Johnson who gave this to us.<br />


Announcing Birdies for Charity<br />

We are excited to announce the launch of a brand-new initiative, Birdies for Charity — a fun<br />

and friendly golf-themed fundraising competition.<br />

Now through November 1, <strong>2017</strong>, golf fans<br />

nationwide can guess the number of birdies that<br />

will be recorded during the <strong>2017</strong> Shriners<br />

Hospitals for Children Open while supporting<br />

life-changing care for kids.<br />

Supporters who guess the correct, or closest,<br />

number of birdies will automatically be entered<br />

to win an ultimate Las Vegas getaway, which<br />

includes: round trip airfare for two (2) to Las<br />

Vegas, Nevada for the 2018 Shriners Hospitals<br />

for Children Open, three (3) nights hotel<br />

accommodations, VIP experience at the<br />

tournament during the 3rd and 4th rounds, two<br />

(2) tickets to a Las Vegas show, and a meet-andgreet<br />

opportunity with the 2018 tournament<br />

champion.<br />


• Supporters visit lovetotherescue.org/birdies-for-charity to guess the number of birdies<br />

that will be made during the <strong>2017</strong> tournament and donate to their favorite hospital.<br />

• The individuals with the correct, or closest, guess will automatically be entered to win a<br />

VIP experience at the 2018 tournament in Las Vegas. Other great prizes include<br />

autographed tournament pin flags and tournament apparel packages that will be<br />

awarded to the next closest guesses.<br />

• The hospital that receives the most monetary donations via the Birdies for Charity<br />

program will be awarded the opportunity to host the 2018 Shriners Hospitals for<br />

Children Open Media Day. The event will include an appearance from the <strong>2017</strong><br />

tournament champion, a patient visit, press conference and meet-and-greet<br />

opportunity for local hospital supporters.<br />

• The tournament covers all administrative costs for the program and turns over 100% of<br />

all monies collected to Shriners Hospitals for Children.<br />


Spread the word.<br />

Tell your friends, family and anyone else who is interested in helping Shriners Hospitals for<br />

Children that Birdies for Charity is underway!<br />

Raise funds.<br />

Go to https://lovetotherescue.org/birdies-for-charity/<br />


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 />


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

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NOTICe:<br />

ALL communications<br />

for the Shriner<br />

should be sent to<br />

editor.amsc@gmail.com<br />


Nobles Visited By By<br />

The Black Camel Camel<br />


Livingston<br />

4/16/64 – 7/24/17<br />


Ashland City<br />

7/12/30 – 7/29/17<br />


Goodlettsville<br />

1/28/37 – 8/2/17<br />


Brentwood<br />

4/28/21 – 8/4/17<br />


Columbia<br />

6/16/27 – 7/19/17<br />


Burns<br />

7/20/41 – 7/19/17<br />


Nashville<br />

8/30/33 – 7/25/17<br />

Nonprofit<br />


Organization<br />

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


P. O. Box 78545<br />

NASHVILLE, TN 37207<br />

U.S. POSTAGE<br />

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

PAID<br />


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

TN<br />

Permit No. 1731<br />

NASHVILLE, TN 37207<br />

www.almenahshriners.org www.almenahshriners.org<br />

Nonprofit<br />

Organization<br />

U.S. POSTAGE<br />

PAID<br />

Nashville, TN<br />

Permit No. 1731<br />

AL MENAH <strong>SHRINER</strong>S OASIS OF NASHV<br />

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INSIDE<br />

THIS<br />

ISSUE<br />

PAGE 2<br />

Potentate’s<br />

Message<br />

Al Menah Sh<br />

DEADLINE FOR OCT <strong>SHRINER</strong> IS SEPT 20th<br />

PAGE 3<br />

Divan<br />

Messages<br />

PAGES 4<br />

Notices<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

PAGE 5<br />

From Lady Tracy<br />

Dedication<br />

Ceremony<br />

Chief Rabban<br />

Horace Perkins, III &<br />

Lady Tammy<br />

Il<br />

Frank<br />

PAGE 6-7<br />

Unit News<br />

PAGE 7<br />

Membership Notice<br />

High Priest & Prophet<br />

Scott Jones & Lady Kim<br />

PAGE 11<br />

Message From<br />

PR Chairman<br />


Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session<br />

Treasurer<br />

Wes Frye & Lady Joyce

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