AL MENAH SHRINERS OASIS OF NASHVILLE DESERT OF TENNESSEE
P.O. BOX 78545 • NASHVILLE, TN 37207 • 615.226.7766 • 1.877.505.7764
VOLUME 36 36 • NUMBER • NUMBER 4 8 • • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE JUNE & JULY) & JULY) • OCTOBER APRIL 2017
ISSUE Page 2
Shriner’s Assistance for
Helping Hurricane and
Birdies for Charity
OCTOBER 6-8, 2017
SUPPORT YOUR TEMPLE!!
Al Menah Temple
Al Menah Temple
Oasis of Nashville
Desert Oasis of Nashville
Desert of TennessEE
P.O.Box 78545 • Nashville, TN 37207
P.O.Box Phones 785451.615.226.7766
•• Nashville, TN 37207
The Publication Committee
The Publication Committee
The Divan/Board of Directors
Potentate The . ................... Divan/Board of Directors Frank Hester
Chief Potentate Rabban .. ................... . Horace Frank Perkins Hester III
Assistant Chief Rabban Rabban .. ..........Randy Horace Perkins Williams III III
High Assistant Priest Rabban & Prophet .. .........Randy . Scott Williams Jones
Oriental High Priest Guide & Prophet ............ . ......... Donnie Scott Drayton
Treasurer Oriental Guide ......................... . Donnie Wes Drayton Frye
Recorder Treasurer .. ...................Robert Wes Daniel
Editor Recorder ..................... ...................Robert Maurice Smith Daniel
Editor Published ..................... monthly except June Maurice and July
monthly except June and July
F. F. Hunt
R. R. Burr
*E. M. Kelly
*Ira E. E. Parker
S. S. Roberts
*R. C. C. A.
*R. R. R. Clark
F. Smith, Raine
F. F. Smith, Jr. Jr.
*W. A. A. Bryan
*W. Bush Hotchkiss
*T. A. A. Springfield
*R. E. E. Baulch
E. E. Doss
B. B. Hager
J. J. Vaughn
*T. W. R.
R. R. Jarratt
*Joe C. C.
*Orris E. E. Davis
*Hilry H. Shaffer
*John E. Patton
D. D. Whalley
* Jack Norman, Jr.
*Clyde R. R. S.
S. S. Whitley
J. J. White
Coleman Cooper Hayes
R. R. Dunning
*J. P. P. Foster
V. V. Cramb
Gay, Jr. Jr.
James A. A.
*W. B. B.
F. Scalf, Jenkins
*James F. F. B.
B. B. Jones
Jack C. C. P.
*Zack S. S.
*R. Parker Cook
*R. T. T. L.
James L. L.
D. D. Jones
B. B. Robinson
Ronny L. L.
E. E. “Jay”
“Jay” Scalf, III
* Jeff Deceased
Where does the time go? It is already Fall and the year is going by fast. We have
had many great events and functions this year and many more to come.
Thanks to all the Nobles and Ladies that attended the Southeastern Shrine
Association Convention and congratulations to those than competed in
competitions and won Trophies. I would also like to congratulate Scott Jones on
being elected President of the Southeastern Clown Association, Harry Dunn for
being elected Commander of the Southeastern Legion of Honor, Bob Sylvia for
being elected 1st Lieutenant Commander of the Southeastern Legion of Honor
and Josh Waynick for being elected 1st Vice President of the Southeastern Provost
A big thank you goes to Eddie Hill and the Directors Staff for hosting the
Directors Staff Golf Tournament last month. And also thanks to James Ham and
all those that helped make the Ladies Golf Tournament a successful and fun day for
We had a good turnout for the Fall Ceremonial last month. I would like to thank
all those that helped in the degree work and Arch Presentation and also to the
Directors Staff for the fun. And A huge thanks to Ronnie Brown and the Kitchen
Committee for preparing the meal and also to the Ladies for seeing that the new
ladies were welcomed. As always, we appreciate your support. I would like to
offer a special thank you to Imperial Sir Jim Cain for his help throughout the day.
Be sure and welcome all the new Nobles and their Ladies to Al Menah Shrine and
encourage them to be active and have fun.
The Car Show was also last month and I would like to thank all those that
participated, sold sponsorships and bought sponsorships. We appreciate all the
units that came out and supported this event. A special thanks to Keary Fleenor and
his committee for all their hard work that made this a success.
This month is our 75th Annual Al Menah Shrine Circus October 6th thru the
8th. This is our main fund raiser for next year and we need the Nobles to please
purchase your Nobility Tickets. We will have hospitality upstairs as usual and look
forward to seeing everyone at the Circus!!
The Fall Party is October 21st and it will be Pirates of the Caribbean theme. There
will be a chili and soup cook off and we encourage you to bring a finger food to
share and it is BYOB. Our very own DJ John Whitaker will be providing the
music. There will be prizes for the cook-off, best costume and for best unit area
decorations. Doors open at 5:30 and the fun begins at 6:00, ARGHHH!!
Nobles and Ladies thank you for all you do and your support of Al Menah
Shrine and the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.
Yours in the Faith,
“Pride, Passion & Purpose”
From the desk of...
From the desk of...
HIGH A BIG PRIEST thank AND you to PROPHET the fabulous
Al Menah Clowns for doing
I hope everyone had a great month. I would what HIGH they PRIEST do best…. AND Clowning PROPHET around
at the TN State Fair
like to thank all the Nobles and their ladies from September 8 – 17. The clowns presented their skits to the
who bought Ringmaster Club shirts. It was public and created smiles and laughter with children of all ages!
a success! We sold over 100. Great job Clowns and Clownettes also worked the Monster Trucks event
from that committee, Chairman Randy on Friday and Saturday nights. Good times was had by all that
Slapak and members: Joe Anderson, Dan attended! Thank you – Al Menah Clowns and Clownettes!
Clark, Bobby Crotts, Jimmy Crotts, Bob We added some worthy nobles to Al Menah Shriners during
DeBerry, Donnie Drayton, Chris Johnson, the Fall Ceremonial on September 23. Thanks to everyone
John Kerr, Fred Lysak, Jack Patterson and that helped with bringing a new noble in to Al Menah and with
Bobby Sircy. I thank you from the bottom the presentation of the men and ladies programs. The Fall
of my heart! Al Menah is lucky to have 5 board Ceremonial was in memory of Mike Martin, PP. We are all
members of the Shriners Hospital Board. Tim Mason, Randy committed to increasing our shrine membership… by bringing
Slapak and Jack Patterson are on the Cincinnati Board, and David in new nobles and their ladies to our 2017 Fall Ceremonial,
Wantland and Chris Johnson are on the Lexington Board. When you this shows our commitment to the fraternity and philanthropy.
see these Nobles, please thank them for what they do!
Thank you for your commitment! Let’s keep them coming…
The Al Menah Car Show was on September 30 and was a fun
event! Lots of hard work by Keary Fleenor and the committee
Horace Perkins, III
for this event.
The Al Menah Circus will be live on October 6-8 at
ASSISTANT RABBAN ORIENTAL GUIDE
Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Good times will be had by all
Did “YOU” Know...
attended, hard work by all the members of the committee, and
You can now, Pay Your ... Regular delicious hospitality nonetheless. Thanks for all the support and
Membership, Lifetime Membership, attendance at the circus. Please, remember to support the circus
Associate Membership Dues, further by paying your circus tickets of $48.00 to the office as
even make a Temple or Hospital soon as possible. This is our big fundraiser event of the year for
Donation. You can also pay for the fraternity! Thanks.
your 2017 Shrine Circus tickets. The Clown Auction is coming soon in October! Get ready
WOW ! ! ! Just go www. for some catfish and fixings…. We hope to see you involved in
almenahshriners.org, when the page an upcoming Al Menah event soon!
comes up “CLICK” the tab.. Renew
High Priest and Prophet
Thats all its takes.
Are you getting the Al Menah EMAIL
BLAST? Every Sunday an email is sent out about
upcoming Temple, Units, and Clubs Events & Meetings. Also
ASSISTANT RABBAN ORIENTAL GUIDE
from time to time you will receive an EMAIL about a Nobles’
Passing, changes in a scheduled event, Shrine Hospital Info or
an upcoming deadline. If you are not getting this info, call the
office or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and
request to be added.
Helping Kids be Kids ...”That’s Why I Wear a FEZ”
HIGH PRIEST AND PROPHET
Fall is in the air along with the VOLS
SESA was well attended and Al Menah
was well represented in Warner
Robbins, GA by the Al Menah Clowns,
Legion of Honor, Motor Corps., and
Provost Guard. Appreciate all of your
hard work, dedication and time that it
took to prepare for competition. We all
enjoyed the wonderful hospitality!
Just sitting here on the front porch trying
to think of something to say that would
convey the wisdom and profound
judgement that comes with serving
as Oriental Guide..... Well so much
See you guys at the circus and
remember our Chief Rabban Horace
Perkins has ordered that there will
be no water guns or cream pies at the
circus this year. I don’t guess it would be
wise to stand around Horace any time soon
Shriners Hospitals for Children ® is proud to announce the launch of its new mobile
app, SpineScreen. The app allows families to perform a preliminary spine check
on children, in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.
SpineScreen is a free app developed by the orthopaedic specialists at Shriners
Hospitals for Children. With SpineScreen you can:
• Learn the signs of scoliosis and treatment options available
• Perform a preliminary spine check on your child at home
• Schedule calendar reminders for annual screenings
The app is available now for free download on the App Store and Google Play.
Early detection is key with scoliosis, and SpineScreen gives parents a quick way to
routinely monitor their child’s spine. As this is strictly an initial check for possible
signs of scoliosis, it should be followed up by a doctor’s examination to determine
if your child has scoliosis. Information provided on the SpineScreen app and
scoliosis resource portal does not replace the advice of a medical professional.
Learn other tips and treatment options with the free SpineScreen mobile app or
on the Shriners Hospitals for Children scoliosis resource portal.
Meet Crimson Chambers, Patient Ambassador from
Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenÒ - Cincinnati!
Help us give Crimson the experience of a lifetime at the
2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open!
Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati is proud to nominate patient ambassador Crimson
Chambers as our representative at the 2017 SHC OPEN. Crimson was chosen as one of 22 patient
ambassadors throughout the country to represent the hospital network at the tournament, where she
will serve as a standard bearer throughout the weekend. It is a rare “inside the ropes” opportunity
that allows patients to carry the scores of professional golfers and show the world how Shriners
Hospitals for Children has helped transform their lives!
Last July, Crimson's family survived a home fire. Although everyone made it out, 14 year old Crimson
was burned on more than 30 percent of her body with second and third degree burns. After several
surgeries and intense physical therapy, Crimson is learning to live her new life as a burn survivor.
She is still receiving treatment for scar management, which will continue for the next few years.
An Arab, Alabama native, Crimson’s favorites pastimes include rooting for the University of
Alabama’s Crimson Tide football team, make-up special effects, reading, writing and spending time
with her parents and siblings, Cody and Graylyn.
Crimson also attended Camp Ytiliba this summer. She loved the experience and made life-long
friendships. With her positive attitude and outgoing personality, she proved to be a great role model
as well, and hopes to be a junior counselor when she is older.
“The purpose of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is to not only bring PGA Tour golf to Las
Vegas, but to more importantly, to bring awareness to the great work of Shriners Hospitals for
Children and the work those hospitals do to help transform the lives of children with orthopedic
conditions, burns, cleft lip and palate and spinal cord. Injuries” – Adam Spering, executive director
to the SHC Open.
Shriners Assistance for Hurricane & Earthquake victims
Shrine leadership have received inquiries from around the world as to how
Shriners can help provide relief to Masons and Shriners who have been impacted
by recent Hurricanes & Earthquake.
In determining how to provide effective and meaningful help to Shriners and
Masons in these areas, Shriners International has determined that the best and most
effective way to provide financial assistance is to use the charitable arm of the
Masonic Services Association of North America (“MSA”) which has been
specifically established for the purpose of obtaining tax deductible donations and
to effectively distribute and account for the funds provided to Masons and Shriners
who receive assistance. You should know that the entire gross donation will be
sent to the affected jurisdiction. MSA deducts nothing for administrative expenses
or expenses of any kind. Therefore, when you give $100.00, $100.00 goes to that
Here’s how you can give:
Make checks payable to “MSA Disaster Relief Fund” and send them to:
Masonic Service Association
3905 National Drive, Suite 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Please write on the memo portion of the check, "Florida Disaster Appeal",
“Mexico Disaster Appeal” or "Texas Disaster Appeal" to be sure that the
money is specifically designated for the relief of that states Masons.
Click here to donate via PayPal or credit card.
Our friends in Puerto Rico were also impacted. Below is an update from Shrine
leaders in Puerto Rico. (Al Rai’e Saleh Shriners (San Juan, PR)) We are all
doing fine. The surrounding islands got the worst part. We are helping Masons and
Nobles that came this week to hospitals here. We identified one Mason and we are
taking good care of him. He was surprised for all we have being doing to him -
Clothes, towels, blankets even did his laundry. Our Shriners are doing a good job.
Our thoughts and prayers are with ALL those affected by the Hurricanes &
Nobel’s, at Shriners Hospitals for Children ® , we are changing lives every day by doing
everything we can to make kids better.
Paralympians, athletes, philanthropists, musicians, scientists ...
These are just a few of the things our incredible patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children can
call themselves. We call them inspirations.
Our patients inspire us every day to continue the high-quality, compassionate care we are
known for, and we need YOU to help us give them the EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME at the
2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open ® in Las Vegas!
Twenty-three patient ambassadors were chosen to represent their local hospitals at the
tournament, walking 18 holes each day while carrying the scoring standards for professional
golfers as they compete in the tournament, and making memories that will last a lifetime.
Please check out our patients’ stories and donate TODAY to help us send them to the 2017
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and show the world how Shriners Hospitals have helped
transform their lives!
As part of their participation in the tournament, their inspiring stories will appear in the
tournament program, and their information will be shared on the Golf Channel, which will
televise the tournament internationally, reaching over 900 million homes across 240 countries
and territories worldwide!
Because of generous supporters like you, our patients will have the experience of a lifetime.
Thank you for supporting our patients. We hope their stories of commitment, determination, and
courage inspire you to make a generous gift today!
From the widow of Carl Johnson who wrote poem
To Be A Shriner published last month in the Shriner.
From: “Audrey C. Johnson”
Subject: Re: To Be A Shriner.
Thank you so much for sending me this information.
It gave Carl so much joy to share the poem
with the Shrine club and on several occasions some
who missed the meeting that nite asked him to
bring them to another meeting. He loved the outstanding
Williamson County Shrine Club and the
leadership we are so blessed to have. This is another
example of the wonderful fellowship that exists
in this very special organization. He would be so
pleased you honored him by placing this in The
You all made such a difference in both our lives.
AS OF THIS PUBLICATION
CLOWN PAPER SALE AUCTION
YORK RITE FESTIVAL
SCOTTISH RITE REUNION
SCOTTISH RITE REUNION
Thank you to all the Ladies that came out last month
and showed your guessing skills. We also had a
wonderful time playing “Family Feud”. Congratulations
to Valerie Wilson and Rachel Whitaker for
We hope you have your calendars marked for the
Ladies Extravaganza coming up on November 4th.
If you need any flyers to hand out or have an interested
Vendor, please let us know. Be sure to invite
your neighbors, family, friends, and ladies groups
and come on out. There will be entertainment and
refreshments as well.
Our next scheduled Ladies Nite will be October
17th. We will have an introductory Self Defense
class hosted by two former police officers with Royal
Range at no charge. Please dress casual and comfortable
and we hope you will come out and join us.
Ladies it is very important that we know how to protect
ourselves, especially this day and age. If you
are interested in participating in a full self-defense
class for a nominal fee on a separate day or evening,
please let me know by email (email@example.com) or
text. Time and space does not allow us to offer this
in the Vision Building on Stated Meeting night.
Don’t forget to bring your 50/50 money and we
will have door prizes! Dinner with the men will begin
at 6:00pm at the Shrine Center. We look forward
to seeing you soon. Thank you!
Lady Tracy Hester
Current Parade Schedule:
Date Town Type Line Up Step Off Start Location
5-Nov Hendersonville, TN Veteran’s 1:00 2:00 Drakes Creek Park
18-Nov Murfreesboro, TN Veteran’s 10:00 11:00 VA TN Valley Healthcare
25-Nov Manchester, TN Christmas 5:00 6:00 TBA
2-Dec Portland, TN Christmas 4:30 5:30 Victor Reiter Parkway
9-Dec Granville, TN Christmas 1:00 2:00 TBA
9-Dec Hartsville, TN Christmas 9:00 10:00 Corner Market
9-Dec Millersville, TN Christmas 12:00 1:00 TBA
Our goal is 100 New Nobles
and 100 Restorations.
2017 Membership Chairman
Sam Isbell (firstname.lastname@example.org or
615-579-0765) & Co-Chairman
Dale Pewitt (dalepewitt@comcast.
net or 615-533-6714) are soliciting
our help and support. Will you
help us find new Nobles?
One of the ways you can be
active in this effort is to sign up to
be a virtual mentor for our candidates.
There are candidates waiting
to hear from us. We need a
few good men!
I have to say we fared well at the
Tennessee State Fair this past month.
We entertained all ages with skits, and
had a great turn out of Clowns.
Al Menah’s first Circus was in 1944,
and that same sparkle in the children’s
eyes can be seen every year since the
first night we began. The Clowns have
been practicing skits and plan on being
there in full force to be sure that age
old tradition is met with the grand
expectancy of what we do.
As the Circus moves on it’s time for
the Clown Auction Oct. 14th. Who’s
going to be the big bidder this year?
Nothing like a bidding war to jolt a little
May we never get caught up in
the fun, and laughter to forget the
seriousness of our work as Shriners.
Our Hospitals and Children are
counting on us. So, let’s make our time
count for them.
James “Puzzles” Chambers
What a great car show this year and also
a BIG welcome to our new members
who took part in this past ceremonial!
Fall is here and there are plenty
of activities coming up. Be
sure to attend our fall party
October 21st it is a pirate theme. Come
dressed to impress to win the costume
Of course, the circus was a success
and we thank all that helped make it a
fun weekend for the cause.
The holidays will be upon us soon
as well. Keep an eye out for dates to
attend our holiday events and share in
For now and as always we give our
thanks and gratitude for those who serve
our country and keep us safe. We send
out prayers to any sick members in our
unit and temple and we thank God for
the opportunity to provide our special
services as time to children in need.
Randy D. Byram
Hello Mountaineers. Here we are
approaching the fall of the year with
many things on our plates.
MEMBERSHIP---Have you done
your very best to get a new Shriner?
BIG OL SHRINE CIRCUS---Get
ready it’s almost here and our center
needs all our help. Boys, that means to
get them dollars sent in for them tickets.
In closing, our circus is October
6th thru 8th. We will need you to
mark those days as needed to help
our Shrine Center. We need a good
turnout. Let’s show um how them
Mountaineers help out.
Pray for our Shrine children,
our Shrine Center and our Troops in
harms way across this troubled world.
Danny Wyatt, Captain
Legion of Honor
Our trip to Warner Robins, GA for
SESA was fantastic. I’m sure it was
enjoyed by all who attended. Al Menah
Legion of Honor took a first place
trophy for In-Line Inspection under
the direction of Noble Steve Singleton
and a second place trophy in Parade
Marching under the direction of Noble
We were honored to have our
Potentate Frank Hester and his Lady
Tracy join us at the SESA LOH banquet.
Also, we were sorry that Noble Gene
Hunter could not attend SESA due
to his Lady Jo Ann having health
problems. Please keep her in your
Our Past Commander Harry Dunn
was promoted to SESA Legion of Honor
Commander for 2017 – 2018 and our
past Commander Robert E. (Bob) Silva
was promoted to SESA First Lieutenant
We represented Al Menah at the “Ole
Timers” Parade in LaVergne on Sept.
9th. We were the only Shrine unit in
the parade with the exception of one
Clown and seven Parade Marshals.
We were proud to participate in the
“POW/MIA Wreath Laying Ceremony”
at the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Wall
in Clarksville on Sept. 15th. Then we
were back in Clarksville on the 16th
for the “Veterans Appreciation Parade”.
They treated us with a breakfast before
and hospitality afterwards. It was a good
couple of days and a great parade.
Remember the Legion of Honor
will be involved with the Ladies
Extravaganza on 4th Nov. We will be
selling breakfast foods, coffee, donuts,
biscuits, etc. We will also sell soft
drinks, sweet tea, etc. Please come with
your wives, you will enjoy it. It’s not just
We still need a couple of new
recruits. If you are a military veteran
and a shriner, ask any of our members if
you may be eligible to become a proud
member of the Legion of Honor.
Let’s keep our hospitals, the
children, doctors, nurses, police,
firefighters, all 1st responders and our
men and women in the military in our
Thank you and may God bless,
Congratulations to Al Menah Provost
Guard drill team. They went to S.E.C.A.
and won two more trophies. Second
place in the completion and Third place
in Uniform Inspection. These guy’s
deserve a big hand.
The Ceremonial is September
23, Car show September30th and the
Circus is 6th thru 8th of October. Busy
season is getting started so lets all get
out and help with the Circus.
Summer is gone and Fall is upon us,
with old Dad Winter close behind!
That means it is time to get in gear
for the Circus, for multiple group
gatherings and lots of seasonal parades!
Do your part! Get involved! Plan for it!
Make a difference, not excuses!
Just like the seasons of each year,
CHANGE happens. Some changes
happen over time, some happen
sooner rather than later, some
happen immediately, but like it or
not, CHANGE happens. If you aren’t
willing to change, then how can you
grow? Don’t fight it, don’t stand in the
way of it. It’s sad what this world has
come to...sad indeed!
“Plans are nothing; planning is
everything.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
“The secret of CHANGE is to
focus all of your energy not on fighting
the old, but building on the new.” ~
Till next time,
“Fat Rabbit”, PC
Shrine Club News
Hendersonville Shrine Club
Nobles, Circus time is here. Starting
Friday October 6th and running
through the 8th. We need volunteers
to help at the Circus. If you can help,
call April Dimond at the Temple office
at 615-226-7766 and she will direct
you from there. We all know how
important the Circus is to our Temple
budget for 2018. Ticket sales and
Circus Ads are so important. Nobles, if
at all possible, when you get your Circus
tickets, send the Temple a check. If you
can’t pay in full, send a small donation
to the Temple. These profits are used to
fund our day to day expenses for 2018.
Future 2018 Potentate Horace Perkins
can perform magic, but not miracles.
On Saturday, October 21st, we are
having our Fall Party at the Temple.
Start now making your plans for a
The Hendersonville Shrine Club
would like to invite all the Nobles are
their ladies in our area to join us at our
next meeting on Monday, October 23rd.
We meet at the Black-Eye-Pea, 164 East
Main Street in Hendersonville. We
meet at 6:00pm for food and fellowship
and at 7:00pm we start our meeting.
Invite a friend to join you at our next
meeting. We need new members and
In closing, remember our sick and
those who have lost loved ones, our kids
and be with the doctor that provides
their care, our troops that protect us,
keep all of these in your prayers.
Williamson County Shrine Club
OK, all these articles are about alike
alerting you to the upcoming events
and important stuff going on. Let’s
understand what the Shrine is by
The Shriners Creed
Shriners believe in God and that He
created man to serve His purposes,
among which is service to others in His
We believe that care for the less
fortunate, especially children who suffer
from burns and crippling diseases, is our
We are patriots, each willing to serve
his country with fidelity and courage.
We cherish independence under law and
freedom with responsibility.
We honor family. We respect our
parents, wives and children. We should
instill in our children the tenets of this
creed, and the heritage from which it
As individuals we pledge ourselves to
integrity, virtue and nobility of character.
Our intentions will be honorable, our
relations will be trustworthy and our
spirits forgiving of each other.
As brothers we offer each other
fraternal affection and respect. Together
we will support each other in adherence
to this creed, so that we and our
communities will be the better because of
our fraternity and its principles.
As Shriners we look beyond ourselves
to serve the needs of others, especially
children who cannot help themselves.
We believe Shriners Hospitals to be the
world’s greatest philanthropy, and we
covenant with each other to support
its “temples of mercy” with spirit, time,
talent and means.
All Shriners and their Ladies are
invited to visit WCSC on the third
Thursday of each Month, 6:00 pm at
Logan’s Steakhouse. We have great
speakers at the meetings and a good
time. Let’s remember to keep those
who have lost loved ones and our sick
list in your prayers. We thank God
every day for this great Country of ours.
Paper Sale Donation from Kroger
On Monday, 7/18 Potentate Jeff Head and members of the Williamson
County Shrine Club were with Kroger Management at their Belle
Meade store where they presented a $1,000.00 to us for the Shrine
Hospitals for Children. The Kroger Manager was an acquaintance of
Scotty and Teresa Travis who put this together for the Al Menah Shrine
Hospitals for Children Paper Sale.
This is a portion of a message from Phyllis Berry, wife of this
Kroger Store Manager, Michael Berry.
Let me tell you, our son was a Shrine Hospital patient
and we are forever grateful The experience was an
awakening in humanity. The care was phenomenal. The
friendship my family made. The support from the men in
your fraternity was phenomenal. We thank you for all you
and your members do for children across the country.
Butch Mayes, WCSC
When you support a campaign like Birdies for Charity,
you bring hope and healing to children, regardless of the
families’ ability to pay.
In addition, we have secured a multi-year agreement
continues our existing sponsorship of an official PGA
TOUR FedEx Cup event in Las Vegas, Nevada and will
see our activation grow throughout the tournament
broadcast and on-site experience.
While we continue to grow our Standard Bearer Ambassador program which
will see each of your hospitals represented during the 3rd and final round of the
tournament, we are also creating additional programs associated with the
event. Birdies for Charity® provides an opportunity for donors and supporters of
our organization to win a trip to Las Vegas for the Ultimate V.I.P getaway. Click
here for your chance to enter for the chance to visit the 2018 event and meet our
As you know, the Shriners Hospitals for Children ® Birdies for Charity
fundraiser is underway, and I hope you have already made your best guess for a
chance to win amazing prizes!
We’re so excited about this fun, new way for you to show your support for
Shriners Hospitals for Children. To us, it’s more than just a game of golf.
At this time, here are the top five hospitals that have received the most
donations so far in the challenge:
Don’t see your favorite hospital listed? Ramp up your donations! Now through
November 1, 2017, golf fans nationwide can guess the number of birdies that will
be recorded during the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open while
supporting life-changing care for kids.
Don’t forget to tune in to the Golf Channel telecast November 2-5!
Chief Rabban Horace Perkins
invites you to become an
Elite Member of the 2017 Ringmaster Club
Contact: Horace Perkins 615-943-5913
Randy “Slappy” Slapak 615-474-1610
Dan Clark 615-596-7269
Includes: Ringmaster shirt, Ringmaster cap, 4 Shrine Circus tickets for
VIP Ringmaster seating and 1 entry to the Ringmaster Club Breakfast on October 7th.
Includes: Ringmaster Shirt, Ringmaster tote bag, 4 Shrine Circus tickets for
VIP Ringmaster seating and 1 entry to the Ringmaster Club Breakfast on October 7th.
Man’s Shirt Size: (circle one) Small Med LG XL 2-XL 3-XL 4-XL
Lady’s Shirt Size: (circle one) Small Med LG XL 2-XL 3-XL 4-XL
FOR OFFICE USE:
Amount Paid:________________ Method of Payment:__________________ Date Paid:_______________
PROCEEDS ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF AL MENAH SHRINERS AND ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE AS A CHARITABLE DONATION
for the Shriner
should be sent to
Nobles Visited By By
The The Black Camel
THOMAS H BROWN
11/8/33 – 9/15/17
THOMAS D JOHNS SR
11/28/33 – 8/26/17
AL MENAH AL MENAH TEMPLE TEMPLE
A.A.O.N.M.S. A.A.O.N.M.S. PAID
1354 BRICK CHURCH PIKE
P. O. Box 78545 1354 BRICK CHURCH PIKE
P. O. Box 78545
NASHVILLE, TN 37207
NASHVILLE, TN 37207
Permit No. 1731
Permit No. 1731
AL MENAH SHR
P.O. BOX 78545 • N
VOLUME 36 • NUMBER 1
DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER SHRINER IS OCTOBER 20th Divan
From Lady Tracy