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

VOLUME 36 36 • NUMBER • NUMBER 4 9 • • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE & & JULY) • • <strong>NOVEMBER</strong> APRIL <strong>2017</strong><br />

INSIDE<br />

THIS<br />

ISSUE<br />

The Divan and their families<br />

Wish you and your family<br />

A Happy<br />

Thanksgiving<br />

with Thanks<br />

for all you do!<br />

INSIDE<br />

THIS<br />

ISSUE<br />

PAGE 2<br />

Potentate’s<br />

Message<br />

PAGE 3<br />

Divan<br />

Messages<br />

PAGES 4<br />

Extravaganza<br />

Ladies Shpping<br />

PAGE 5<br />

Message from<br />

Imperial Potentate<br />

PAGE 6<br />

Chairman<br />

Board of Trustees<br />

PAGE 8<br />

News from<br />

Lexington<br />

PAGE 9<br />

Birdies for<br />

Charity<br />

PAGE 10-11<br />

U nit<br />

News<br />

PAGE 11<br />

In Memoriam<br />

Johnny Dudley<br />

PAGE 12<br />

Notices<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

PAGE 13<br />

Parade<br />

Schedule<br />


Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session

Al Menah Temple<br />

Al Menah Temple<br />

Oasis of Nashville<br />

Desert Oasis of Nashville<br />

TennessEE<br />

Desert of TennessEE<br />

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

P.O.Box Phones 785451.615.226.7766<br />

•• Nashville, TN 37207<br />

Phones 1.877.505.7766<br />

1.615.226.7766<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />

1.877.505.7766<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />

The Publication Committee<br />

The Publication Committee<br />

The Divan/Board of Directors<br />

Potentate The . ................... Divan/Board of Directors Frank Hester<br />

Chief Potentate Rabban .. ................... . Horace Frank Perkins Hester III<br />

Assistant Chief Rabban Rabban .. ..........Randy Horace Perkins Williams III III<br />

High Assistant Priest Rabban & Prophet .. .........Randy . Scott Williams Jones<br />

Oriental High Priest Guide & Prophet ............ . ......... Donnie Scott Drayton<br />

Jones<br />

Treasurer Oriental Guide ......................... . Donnie Wes Drayton Frye<br />

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

Frye<br />

Editor Recorder ..................... ...................Robert Maurice Smith Daniel<br />

Editor Published ..................... monthly except June Maurice and July<br />

Smith<br />

Published www.almenahShriners.org<br />

monthly except June and July<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />



*Charles Barham<br />

*V.<br />

*Charles<br />

K. Stevenson<br />

Barham<br />

*W.<br />

*V. K.<br />

F.<br />

K. Hunt<br />

Stevenson<br />

*J.<br />

*W.<br />

Pink<br />

F. F. Hunt<br />

Lawrence<br />

*J.<br />

*Ed<br />

*J. Pink<br />

R. Burr<br />

Lawrence<br />

*J.<br />

*Ed<br />

Harry<br />

R. R. Burr<br />

Murphy<br />

*J.<br />

*Charles<br />

*J. Harry<br />

N. Murphy<br />

Rolfe<br />

*Paul<br />

*Charles<br />

DeWitt<br />

N. Rolfe<br />

*E.<br />

*Paul<br />

M. DeWitt<br />

Kelly<br />

*Joseph<br />

*E. M. Kelly<br />

Higgins<br />

*Ira<br />

*Joseph<br />

E. Parker<br />

Higgins<br />

*Martin<br />

*Ira E. E. Parker<br />

S. Roberts<br />

*R.<br />

*Martin<br />

C. Derivaux<br />

S. S. Roberts<br />

*Oren<br />

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

Derivaux<br />

Oliver<br />

*Lee<br />

*Oren<br />

L.<br />

A.<br />

Gamble<br />

A. Oliver<br />

*R.<br />

*Lee<br />

R.<br />

L. L.<br />

Clark<br />

Gamble<br />

*William<br />

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

Raine<br />

*Hugh<br />

*William<br />

F. Smith, Raine<br />

Jr.<br />

*W.<br />

*Hugh<br />

A. Bryan<br />

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

*Charles<br />

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

L. Cornelius<br />

*W.<br />

*Charles<br />

Bush<br />

L.<br />

Herbert<br />

L. Cornelius<br />

*Marshall<br />

*W. Bush Hotchkiss<br />

Herbert<br />

*Jess<br />

*Marshall<br />

B. Templeton<br />

Hotchkiss<br />

*T.<br />

*Jess<br />

A.<br />

B. B.<br />

Springfield<br />

Templeton<br />

*James<br />

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

G. Stahlman<br />

*J.<br />

*James<br />

Clark G.<br />

Akers<br />

Stahlman<br />

*J.<br />

*R.<br />

*J. E.<br />

Clark<br />

Baulch<br />

Akers<br />

*Thomas<br />

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

E. Doss<br />

Kerbela<br />

*Thomas<br />

Temple<br />

E. E. Doss<br />

‘28<br />

*Maurice<br />

Kerbela Temple<br />

Weinberger<br />

‘28<br />

*S.<br />

*Maurice<br />

N. Allen<br />

Weinberger<br />

*W.<br />

*S. B.<br />

N. Hager<br />

Allen<br />

*O.<br />

*W.<br />

Lynn<br />

B. B. Hager<br />

Meek<br />

*Jack<br />

*O. Lynn<br />

Norman<br />

Meek<br />

*James<br />

*Jack Norman<br />

J. Vaughn<br />

*C.<br />

*James<br />

H. Smith<br />

J. J. Vaughn<br />

*Fred<br />

*C. H.<br />

C. Smith<br />

Laskey<br />

*Ivo<br />

*Fred<br />

A.<br />

C. C.<br />

Burton<br />

Laskey<br />

*T.<br />

*Ivo<br />

W.<br />

A. A.<br />

Bray, Burton<br />

Jr.<br />

*James<br />

*T. W. R.<br />

Bray,<br />

Cox<br />

Jr. Jr.<br />

*Paul<br />

*James<br />

R.<br />

R. R.<br />

Jarratt<br />

Cox<br />

*J.<br />

*Paul<br />

Sumpter<br />

R. R. Jarratt<br />

Anderson<br />

*J.<br />

*Hugh<br />

*J. Sumpter<br />

W. Robertson<br />

Anderson<br />

*M.<br />

*Hugh<br />

T. Gossett<br />

W. Robertson<br />

*Joe<br />

*M. T.<br />

C.<br />

T. Carr<br />

Gossett<br />

*James<br />

*Joe C. C.<br />

T. Carr<br />

Hayes<br />

*E.<br />

*James<br />

Lee<br />

T.<br />

Bennett<br />

T. Hayes<br />

*Orris<br />

*E. Lee<br />

E. Bennett<br />

Davis<br />

*Raymond<br />

*Orris E. E. Davis<br />

H. Leathers<br />

*Hilry<br />

*Raymond<br />

H. Shaffer<br />

H. Leathers<br />

*Hilry H. Shaffer<br />

*James N.<br />

Stansell<br />

*James N.<br />

Stansell<br />

2<br />

*John E. Patton<br />

*John<br />

*John E.<br />

D.<br />

E. Whalley<br />

Patton<br />

Jack<br />

*John<br />

Norman,<br />

D. D. Whalley<br />

Jr.<br />

*Albert Bennett<br />

Jr.<br />

*Clyde<br />

* Jack Norman, Jr.<br />

*Albert<br />

R. Bennett<br />

Watson<br />

*Marshall<br />

*Clyde R. R. S.<br />

Watson<br />

Whitley<br />

*James<br />

*Marshall<br />

J. White<br />

S. S. Whitley<br />

*G.<br />

*James<br />

Cooper<br />

J. J. White<br />

Holt<br />

*J.<br />

*G.<br />

Coleman Cooper Hayes<br />

Holt<br />

*J.<br />

*Donald<br />

*J. Coleman<br />

R. Dunning<br />

Hayes<br />

*J.<br />

*Donald<br />

P. Foster<br />

R. R. Dunning<br />

*J.<br />

*Gale<br />

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

Robinson<br />

*C.<br />

*Gale<br />

V. Cramb<br />

Robinson<br />

*J.<br />

*C.<br />

Nelson<br />

V. V. Cramb<br />

Bryan<br />

*J.<br />

*Robert<br />

*J. Nelson<br />

Battle<br />

Bryan<br />

*Jerry<br />

*Robert<br />

N. Battle<br />

Tate<br />

*Fred<br />

*Jerry<br />

H. N.<br />

Gay, Tate<br />

Jr.<br />

James<br />

*Fred A.<br />

H. Campbell<br />

Gay, Jr. Jr.<br />

*Claude<br />

James A. A.<br />

G. Campbell<br />

Southall<br />

*W.<br />

*Claude<br />

B. Lawson<br />

G. Southall<br />

*Gale<br />

*W. B. B.<br />

Robinson<br />

Lawson<br />

J.<br />

*Gale<br />

Dudley Robinson<br />

Phillips<br />

J.<br />

*M.<br />

J. Dudley<br />

Norris Phillips<br />

Jenkins<br />

*James<br />

*M. Norris<br />

F. Scalf, Jenkins<br />

Jr.<br />

*William<br />

*James F. F. B.<br />

Scalf,<br />

Jones<br />

Jr. Jr.<br />

Jack<br />

*William<br />

C. Phelps<br />

B. B. Jones<br />

*David<br />

Jack C. C. P.<br />

Phelps<br />

Brumfield<br />

*Zack<br />

*David<br />

S.<br />

P. P.<br />

Parrish, Brumfield<br />

Sr.<br />

*Robert<br />

*Zack S. S.<br />

E. Parrish,<br />

Newman<br />

Sr.<br />

*George<br />

*Robert E.<br />

Cook<br />

E. Newman<br />

*George<br />

*R. Parker Cook<br />

Graham<br />

H.<br />

*R.<br />

Parker Parker<br />

Toler<br />

Graham<br />

*R.<br />

H. T.<br />

Parker<br />

McNaney<br />

Toler<br />

James<br />

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

McNaney<br />

Ham<br />

Charles<br />

James L. L.<br />

H. Ham<br />

Williams<br />

William<br />

Charles D.<br />

H. Jones<br />

Williams<br />

John<br />

William<br />

L. Weaver,<br />

D. D. Jones<br />

III<br />

Gale<br />

John<br />

B.<br />

L. L.<br />

Robinson<br />

Weaver, III<br />

Joe<br />

Gale<br />

Bell<br />

B. B. Robinson<br />

Ronny<br />

Joe Bell<br />

L. Greer<br />

Charles<br />

Ronny L. L.<br />

E. Greer<br />

Cardwell<br />

J.<br />

Charles<br />

Franklin<br />

E. E. “Jay”<br />

Cardwell<br />

Scalf, III<br />

J.<br />

Conley<br />

J. Franklin<br />

Dykes<br />

“Jay” Scalf, III<br />

David<br />

Conley<br />

Smith<br />

Dykes<br />

Jim<br />

David<br />

Cain<br />

Smith<br />

*Mike<br />

Jim Cain<br />

Martin<br />

*Johnny<br />

*Mike Martin<br />

Dudley<br />

*Johnny<br />

David Wantland<br />

Dudley<br />

Melvin<br />

David Wantland<br />

Meadows<br />

Dennis<br />

Melvin Belford<br />

Meadows<br />

David<br />

Dennis<br />

Vaughn<br />

Belford<br />

Carl<br />

David<br />

E. Barnes<br />

Vaughn<br />

Mike<br />

Carl E.<br />

Van<br />

E. Barnes<br />

Sant<br />

Jeff<br />

Mike<br />

Head<br />

Van Sant<br />

* Jeff Deceased<br />

Head<br />

** Deceased<br />

As we get into the Fall Season, we should be reflecting on the good<br />

times we have had so far this year and the opportunities we have going<br />

forward. We are blessed to live in a country that affords us the freedom<br />

to peruse whatever dreams we have and the opportunity to make our<br />

dreams a reality. We as Shrine Masons, I believe, have the blessing of<br />

brotherly love, relief and truth. For there is no greater calling than to be<br />

of service to our fellow man and no greater philanthropy than the care of<br />

children who cannot help themselves. We should endeavor to extend this<br />

great calling to everyone we come in contact with and what better time<br />

to do that than now.<br />

We had another successful and fun filled month last month with the<br />

Circus, Golf Tournaments, Clown Auction for our Kids and the Fall<br />

Party. Thanks to all that made these events happen and thanks to all that<br />

attended.<br />

I don’t have to tell you that November and December are full of fun<br />

and exciting events and functions. You know this is a great time of year<br />

to be a Shriner so take the opportunity to do something different. I challenge<br />

you to attend an event that you might not normally come to, have<br />

a conversation with someone you might not normally speak with and<br />

encourage someone who has not attended in some time to get out and<br />

participate.<br />

This month begins our Parade season and I am looking forward to<br />

seeing all the Units and Clubs participating and having fun. So get your<br />

parade uniforms and equipment ready and we will see you there!<br />

Next month we not only have a busy parade season, but also have<br />

a lot of Unit and Club Christmas Parties. But one our biggest time to<br />

shine and spread the Christmas cheer is with our patients at our Annual<br />

Patient’s Christmas Party on December 17 th . Be sure to mark your calendars<br />

and come join us on this joyous occasion.<br />

Nobles and Ladies thank you for all you do 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 />


<br />


<br />

<br />

The Circus is gone and Fall is here. I would<br />

Thank all of you who helped make the circus<br />

like to take this time to thank everyone who<br />

this year an exciting and overwhelming<br />

helped with the Circus: GREAT JOB!<br />

success. Anyone thinking animal rides<br />

The Circus was wonderful. We had over<br />

don’t count needs to hand in their<br />

24,000 people come through the gate,<br />

dues card and go work for PETA!<br />

and most of all, everyone had a great<br />

In other news, it looks like the<br />

time and we made money. Thanks again!<br />

Clowns need more practice with<br />

Looking forward to 2018!<br />

cream pies. Saturday night at the<br />

circus they only shot about 60 percent<br />

Chief Rabban<br />

for divan members. That may have been<br />

Horace Perkins, III<br />

the best they could do considering<br />

the quality of the talent available at the<br />


time... ORIENTAL The GUIDE only other <br />

option could be - they were just<br />

plain scared.... More on this later.<br />


Oriental Guide<br />

Could ADD OR DROP something<br />

Donnie Drayton<br />

about our Shrine Circus “OR” I Love<br />

This Part, what would it be. As I<br />

start planning the 2018 Al Menah<br />

Circus after the 1st of the Year I<br />

would love your input of what YOU<br />

THINK. Your Likes and Dislikes<br />

while it is Fresh On Your Mine. You<br />

Did Not Go. Why Not. Let me know.<br />

As our Circus was going on last month,<br />

Beth & I were taking notes and listening<br />

to what the Nobles, our Ladies, and our Guest were saying.<br />

The Good and Bad<br />

NOW YOU CAN HELP. Please send an E-mail to<br />

3<br />

rwilliams@almenahshriners.org - Subject: 2018 Shrine Circus<br />

DID YOU KNOW.....Shriners Hospital is “95” years old -<br />



<br />


Helping Kids be Kids ...That Why I Wear a FEZ<br />

Assistant Rabban<br />

Randy Williams<br />

<br />


The holidays are fast approaching and so is<br />

the parade season. Time to dust off the<br />

shoes, wash the floats and rack up some<br />

miles. Hope to see everyone out on the<br />

parade routes.<br />

A big “Thank you” to everyone<br />

that worked at the circus. It takes<br />

everyone from ticket takers, security,<br />

ushers, sweepers and great hospitality to<br />

name just a few things that is required to<br />

produce this event. We can’t forget to thank<br />

the ladies for the awesome food and the support<br />

they give us.<br />

I also want to congratulate the new nobles from the Fall<br />

Ceremonial and encourage them to attend any Shrine events and<br />

Shrine Club meetings. If you would like to participate in any of the<br />

upcoming parades, do not hesitate to call the office or contact any<br />

of the Divan.<br />

High Priest and Prophet<br />

Scott Jones<br />

3<br />

3<br />



Dear Fellow Nobles,<br />

The past couple months of this new Imperial<br />

Year have certainly been eventful, and we<br />

have been very busy. As I’m sure all of you<br />

are aware, back-to-back hurricanes – Harvey,<br />

Irma and Maria – recently caused a great deal<br />

of destruction and devastation throughout<br />

Texas, Florida, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico,<br />

and beyond, as have the recent earthquakes in<br />

Mexico City. These disasters affected many<br />

people, and our thoughts and prayers have<br />

been, and remain, with all those whose lives<br />

have been impacted. Shriners International<br />

will continue to provide support however<br />

possible, and we thank all our generous and<br />

compassionate nobles who have stepped up to<br />

help their fellow brothers in the aftermath of<br />

these tragedies. I received a sincere letter of appreciation from the MSANA,<br />

thanking Shriners for their support. You can read the letter here.<br />

On a positive note, our organizations have been making great progress, and our<br />

new programs are off to a fantastic start. I am enjoying the opportunity to meet and<br />

work with many of you, and look forward to the months ahead. I encourage each of<br />

you to keep up the good work – continue supporting our membership efforts, and<br />

the life-changing work of our philanthropy. It’s up to us to build our future by<br />

building our membership. I am committed; are you?<br />

Thank you for all you do to improve the lives of children worldwide.<br />

With best wishes and warm regards,<br />

Gary J. Bergenske<br />

Imperial Potentate<br />


A Message from Your Chairman of the Board of Trustees<br />

Dear Fellow Nobles,<br />

The last couple of months – with their unprecedented number of violent storms and<br />

other natural disasters – have been extremely stressful and even frightening for many<br />

people. I want to commend everyone at headquarters, our hospitals and our temples who<br />

was in the path of these destructive events for their calm professionalism, and for helping<br />

one another. There are programs in place to assist fellow masons and nobles in Texas,<br />

Florida and Puerto Rico at msana.com, and once we have adequate assessments of the<br />

situation in Mexico, we will make a decision about formalizing donor assistance efforts<br />

for this area. Communications with information on assisting hospitals and patients in the<br />

affected areas have also been distributed.<br />

Offering compassion and assistance to those in need is a hallmark trait of the nobles of<br />

our great fraternity. It is also what truly sets Shriners Hospitals for Children® apart from<br />

other pediatric health care systems. The acceptance, the attention, the time and the hope<br />

that our amazing staff and volunteers give our patients are the best, most important gifts<br />

we provide – it is at least as important as the fact that we will provide excellent care and every medical resource we have<br />

to help a patient and family, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.<br />

I sometimes don’t think that we all realize the difference we make in the lives of our<br />

patients and families. A few months ago, I was visiting our Erie health care center during<br />

their 90th anniversary celebration and had the honor of hearing a presentation by a Dr.<br />

Martha Bruce, who was a former patient decades ago. She had polio as a child, and in 1945,<br />

her parents couldn’t find anyone to help their 15-year-old daughter. As Dr. Bruce said, “no<br />

one wanted to take a little black girl.” Someone in the family knew a Shriner, and<br />

consequently our Erie hospital took her and provided care for her. Dr. Bruce grew up,<br />

earned multiple degrees, and became a successful educator. She taught at a college in<br />

Africa, worked for 24 years for the Youngstown City School district and spent six years<br />

teaching inmates at a state correctional institution to read. Would she have had this success<br />

without our help? We can’t know the answer to that for sure. What we do know is the<br />

difference we made in Dr. Bruce’s life was so important and lasting that she wanted to<br />

come back and thank the Erie hospital all these years later. As she spoke, she recalled every<br />

nurse, every meal, and the children that were in the beds to her right and left.<br />

As I said at the Lexington hospital board meeting, where I shared the story of Dr. Bruce, as an organization, and as<br />

members of Shriners International, we, including our ladies, are similar to the power generated by Niagara Falls. That<br />

power is an accumulation of drops of water. No one drop is more important than another. Collectively it’s a team that<br />

creates a lot of energy. As an organization, we generate a lot of power. We use that power to change the lives of<br />

children. While we have great staff and great leaders, the true difference in our organization is in our commitment to<br />

changing lives, and to making those changes through the incorporation of wrap-around care, which offers medical care,<br />

compassion and hope. These help our patients build self-esteem, and begin to believe in their futures, and their dreams.<br />

Some have said that when you hope, you have everything. I don’t know about that, but I do know that when you change<br />

lives, you change the world.<br />

How many times have you heard a story about a Shriners Hospitals patient saying “Thank you. Because of you, I have<br />

a life I didn’t believe was possible?”<br />

Certainly, both Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children face considerable challenges. But if each one<br />

of us is truly committed to the missions of our fraternity and philanthropy, and truly wants to change lives and make the<br />

world a better place, working together, we can overcome any difficulties, accomplish any tasks, and meet any goals.<br />

Thank you for all you do for our patients and for our brotherhood.<br />

Yours in the faith,<br />

Jerry G. Gantt<br />

Chairman, Board of Trustees<br />

Shriners Hospitals for Children<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 />


8<br />

Lexington Shriners patient to play in The<br />

Championship Pro-Am against top PGA Tour<br />

professionals<br />

Jake will participate in a Par 3 Challenge to showcase the<br />

magic of Shriners Hospitals<br />

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, an official PGA<br />

TOUR event held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, is not just<br />

another golf tournament. The week highlights not only the<br />

mission and hard work of the Shriners Hospitals health care<br />

system, but also brings patients from throughout North<br />

America into the forefront at various times throughout the<br />

seven-day schedule of events.<br />

“The main goal is to showcase the talents and abilities these patients possess, while providing<br />

the understanding to those in attendance that none of this would have been possible without the<br />

care provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children. Participants will leave with incredible<br />

memories of not only the patients' abilities, but their can-do attitude, positive outlook on life and<br />

ever present smiles throughout the day,” said Adam Sperling, executive director, Shriners<br />

Hospitals for Children Open.<br />

The Championship Pro-Am, which has raised close to $5 million dollars since 2008 for the<br />

system, provides the perfect platform to put some of these amazing success stories on full<br />

display. Throughout years past, current patients have played entire rounds of golf with PGA<br />

TOUR professionals, participated in miniature golf putting competitions, and even closest to the<br />

pin contests.<br />

“Shriners Hospitals for Children patient integration with the Pro-Am has taken on many<br />

forms over the years. The most recent concept of having a patient on each side (one on the front<br />

nine, one on the back nine) continues the tradition of patient integration in the event, but is a<br />

format that will be new to the event,” Sperling said.<br />

This November, Jake from Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington and<br />

Maleah from Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City will each participate in a Par 3<br />

Challenge against the top PGA TOUR professionals in the field, as well as amateurs from<br />

throughout the country.<br />

During the Par 3 Challenge, both Jake and Maleah will tee off on a hole throughout the day,<br />

with an opportunity to see if<br />

they can hit it closer than their<br />

competitors. They will be<br />

playing for pride, but no matter<br />

who wins, all will walk away<br />

with a better understanding of<br />

the magic that takes place inside<br />

the walls of Shriners Hospitals<br />

for Children facilities every day.

When you support a campaign like Birdies for Charity,<br />

you bring hope and healing to children, regardless of the<br />

families’ ability to pay.<br />

In addition, we have secured a multi-year agreement<br />

continues our existing sponsorship of an official PGA<br />

TOUR FedEx Cup event in Las Vegas, Nevada and will<br />

see our activation grow throughout the tournament<br />

broadcast and on-site experience.<br />

While we continue to grow our Standard Bearer Ambassador program which<br />

will see each of your hospitals represented during the 3rd and final round of the<br />

tournament, we are also creating additional programs associated with the<br />

event. Birdies for Charity® provides an opportunity for donors and supporters of<br />

our organization to win a trip to Las Vegas for the Ultimate V.I.P getaway. Click<br />

here for your chance to enter for the chance to visit the 2018 event and meet our<br />

tournament champion.<br />

As you know, the Shriners Hospitals for Children ® Birdies for Charity<br />

fundraiser is underway, and I hope you have already made your best guess for a<br />

chance to win amazing prizes!<br />

We’re so excited about this fun, new way for you to show your support for<br />

Shriners Hospitals for Children. To us, it’s more than just a game of golf.<br />

At this time, here are the top five hospitals that have received the most<br />

donations so far in the challenge:<br />

Tampa<br />

Philadelphia<br />

Houston<br />

Galveston<br />

Greenville<br />

Don’t see your favorite hospital listed? Ramp up your donations! Now through<br />

November 1, <strong>2017</strong>, golf fans nationwide can guess the number of birdies that will<br />

be recorded during the <strong>2017</strong> Shriners Hospitals for Children Open while<br />

supporting life-changing care for kids.<br />

Don’t forget to tune in to the Golf Channel telecast November 2-5!<br />


CeNter<br />

NeWS<br />

Clowns<br />

Wow! What a Circus! Wow! What a<br />

Auction! Wow! What a Month!!!<br />

If you weren’t someway involved in<br />

the many activities this past month you<br />

missed out on so many laughs, smiles,<br />

fellowship, and memories.<br />

The attendance at the Circus was<br />

beyond favorable, and the Clowns had<br />

plenty of pies and water to go around,<br />

just ask the Divan. Thank you to all<br />

involved with the Circus, everyone<br />

made it one that will not be quickly<br />

forgotten.<br />

October 14th was our Clown<br />

Auction which over exceeded<br />

expectations. Thanks to all who helped<br />

with the Auction as well. I was proud<br />

to see how many came out to take part<br />

in our annual Clown Auction, and you<br />

could see everyone’s hearts were in the<br />

bidding.<br />

Now the parades are closely<br />

approaching. I hope to see everyone,<br />

as we take to the streets in our home<br />

towns, and abroad.<br />

As always may we keep our brethren<br />

and families who are sick or unable to<br />

attend our events in our prayers, and<br />

may we be mindful of our mission of<br />

our hospitals.<br />

James “Puzzles” Chambers<br />

Secretary<br />

Director’s Staff<br />

Greetings Shrine family! These cooler<br />

temperatures sure have been a welcome<br />

change. Now only if we could keep<br />

the sleet and ice at bay. We<br />

have many events coming<br />

up in November. The ladies’<br />

10<br />

extravaganza will be held November<br />

4th with loads of great items! Please be<br />

sure to invite anyone and everyone to<br />

this event.<br />

Our Directorette auction will be held<br />

November 11th. Please bring an item<br />

to auction and a side dish or desert.<br />

Please RSVP with Emily Byram, emily.<br />

byram@live.com or 913-306-6423 for our<br />

Christmas party held on December 9th.<br />

We want to wish our Military<br />

a Happy Veterans Day and thank<br />

them for their service and protection.<br />

Whether active duty and or retired,<br />

it is because of our Veterans we have<br />

the blessing of freedom and the<br />

opportunity to freely provide what we<br />

can as a Shriner. God bless our temple<br />

and we look forward to the fellowship<br />

we will share in the coming holidays.<br />

Cordially,<br />

Randy D. Byram<br />

Now that a very successful Circus is<br />

behind us we start the Parade Season.<br />

Try to make as many parades as<br />

possible don’ miss out on the fun.<br />

The Greeters Christmas Party will<br />

be merge with Directors Staff party<br />

and will be held at the Al Menah<br />

Shrine Center, Happy Hour is 5:30 to<br />

6.:30PM, Dinner at 5:30PM and will<br />

be followed by Installation of Officers.<br />

Entertainment is music by request<br />

graciously provided by the Whitaker’s<br />

from 8:00PM to 10:00PM. The $60.00<br />

price ($30.00 for single) this was an<br />

outstanding event last year. RSVP by<br />

November 30th to 913.306.6423 voice<br />

or text (Please a message with your first<br />

& Last name and the number of people<br />

in your party). You can pay at the door<br />

or send check to: Director’s Staff<br />

@ Greenbrier Road, Greenbrier TN<br />

37073<br />

Did you know that millions of<br />

Airline Miles expire or are not used<br />

each 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 all those that<br />

are hurting or ill.<br />

As well as all those in the Armed<br />

Forces both in harm’s way<br />

And serving around the world<br />

Lou Becker<br />

Legion of Honor<br />

We had a few veteran’s interested in<br />

the Legion of Honor at our recent<br />

Ceremonial and we will continue to<br />

follow-up with them. Hopefully we can<br />

sign up a couple new members.<br />

The Car Show was great and enjoyed<br />

by all, beautiful cars and good food.<br />

Thanks to all who helped in any way<br />

you could.<br />

The Al Menah Shrine Circus was<br />

very successful and it was really good<br />

this year. Thanks to all LOH members<br />

who participated with the color guard<br />

and thanks to all our members who<br />

brought food for the hospitality.<br />

Everybody bring your ladies and<br />

come out to support the Ladies<br />

Extravaganza on Saturday Nov. 4 as<br />

the Legion of Honor will be selling<br />

breakfast foods, donuts, cinnamon rolls,<br />

biscuits, coffee, tea, soft drinks, water,<br />

etc.<br />

The parade season begins for us<br />

on Sunday Nov. 5 with a Veterans<br />

Day Parade in Hendersonville. The<br />

Veterans Day Parade in Nashville will<br />

be on Veterans Day Nov. 11. Our first<br />

Christmas parade is scheduled for<br />

Saturday Nov. 18 in Springfield. There<br />

will be several more to follow but we<br />

will have a meeting before then and will<br />

update at that time.<br />

Noble Gary “Rooster” Drennon is<br />

in hospital getting a pacemaker. Please<br />

keep him in your prayers. Also please<br />

keep our hospitals, doctors, nurses,<br />

patients, military, police, firefighters and<br />

all first responders in your prayers.<br />

May God Bless,<br />

Roy Lindsey,<br />


Motor Corps<br />

Oh, so many thoughts! So many things<br />

one could say about the troubling times at<br />

hand, not only in the world we live in, but<br />

right here inside the doors of our very own<br />

Shrine Center. OUR Shrine Center where<br />

the focus is supposed to be on helping<br />

our children. It appears that the vision of<br />

some is completely out of focus. We have<br />

those that hate, those that love, those that<br />

simply try to live peacefully and abide by<br />

the vows and the oath of our Fraternity.<br />

We have Leaders (Good leaders!), Wannabe<br />

Leaders (those that can’t think on their<br />

own), “God Father’s” (does that title come<br />

with tenure?) and “Leaders” that will lead<br />

weak people straight to the gallows of Hell.<br />

Then come the followers and those that<br />

hide behind the wrong doings of others.<br />

Spiteful, spineless people!<br />

Have you forgotten your oath and<br />

obligation? Have you forgotten why YOU<br />

became a Shriner? Have you forgotten the<br />

teachings of YOUR Blue Lodge?<br />

As we approach the Holiday season,<br />

I offer this prayer ~ Dear God, Please<br />

remove hate and replace it with LOVE.<br />

Let our Faith be stronger than our Fears.<br />

And let there be Friendship where there is<br />

discord. So Mote It Be….<br />

~ Till next time,<br />

Journalist<br />

“Fat Rabbit”, PC<br />

Shrine Club News<br />

Hendersonville Shrine Club<br />

The Circus was great this year. I think with<br />

the live animals they brought new life back<br />

to the Circus for everyone. But especially the<br />

kids, with the Elephant Rides for those who<br />

got to ride and to those who watched as well.<br />

A good turnout for the Saturday Children’s<br />

performance. It went great. It is something<br />

that most will never forget “The Shrine<br />

Circus”.<br />

Looking ahead at the events, don’t forget<br />

the Ladies 6th Extravaganza on Saturday,<br />

November 4th at the Shrine Center from<br />

9:00am to 2:00pm.<br />

We are having a Veterans Day Parade with<br />

a few Shrine Units participating on Sunday,<br />

the 5th of November. The Line Up is at the<br />

Drakes Creek Park. Line up at 1:00pm and<br />

DUDLEY, Johnny Byron, Age 73 of Gallatin<br />

passed away October 22, <strong>2017</strong>.<br />

Johnny was a Past Potentate of Al Menah Shrine<br />

(2009), Past President of S.E.S.C.A. (1999-2000),<br />

Past Captain of Al Menah Shrine Clown Unit<br />

(1995), Past President of Past Captains Club<br />

(2012), Past Treasurer of Order of Q, Oket in Order<br />

of Q, Member of Madison Lodge No. 762 and a<br />

Member of the Scottish Rite and the York Rite. He<br />

was also a Member of Tusculum Cumberland<br />

DUDLEY, Johnny Byron, Age 73 of<br />

Presbyterian Church. DUDLEY, Johnny Byron, Age 73 of Gallatin<br />

Gallatin passed away passed October away 22, <strong>2017</strong>.<br />

He is preceded in death by son, John David Dudley<br />

and parents, Byron and Mildred<br />

Johnny<br />

Dudley.<br />

was<br />

Survived<br />

a Past Potentate of Al Menah Shrine<br />

by his wife of 46 years, Dianna Walden Dudley;<br />

Johnny (2009), Past President of S.E.S.C.A. (1999-2000),<br />

daughter, Sara was (Ross a Cochran) Past Potentate Dudley; sister, of Judy Al<br />

Past Captain of Al Menah Shrine Clown Unit<br />

Menah<br />

(Tommy) Hoover;<br />

Shrine<br />

nieces,<br />

(2009),<br />

nephews and<br />

(1995), Past<br />

many<br />

President President of Past Captains of<br />

friends.<br />

Club<br />

(2012), Past Treasurer of Order Q, Oket in Orde<br />

S.E.S.C.A. (1999-2000), Past Captain of<br />

Do-Rite, you will be missed. And one more time “QUIT!”<br />

of Q, Member of Madison Lodge No. 762 and a<br />

Al Menah Shrine Member Clown of Unit the Scottish (1995), Rite and the York Rite. He<br />

was also a Member of Tusculum Cumberland<br />

Past President of Past Captains Club (2012), Presbyterian Past Treasurer Church. of Order<br />

of Q, Oket in Order of Q, Member of Madison Lodge No. 762<br />

and a Member of the Scottish Rite and the York Rite. He was also a<br />

Member of Tusculum Cumberland Presbyterian Church.<br />

He is preceded in death by son, John David Dudle<br />

and parents, Byron and Mildred Dudley. Survived<br />

by his wife of 46 years, Dianna Walden Dudley;<br />

daughter, Sara (Ross Cochran) Dudley; sister, Judy<br />

(Tommy) Hoover; nieces, nephews and many<br />

friends.<br />

He is preceded in death by son, John David Dudley and parents,<br />

Byron and Mildred Do-Rite, Dudley. you will be Survived missed. And by one more his wife time “QUIT!” of 46 years, Dianna<br />

Walden Dudley; daughter, Sara (Ross Cochran) Dudley; sister,<br />

Judy (Tommy) Hoover; nieces, nephews and many friends.<br />

Do-Rite, you will be missed. And one more time “QUIT-IT!”<br />

Step Off is at 2:00pm. Wishing for a<br />

good turnout for our Hendersonville<br />

Veterans Day Parade to show the<br />

Spirit of our City to our Veterans. We<br />

use their day to Honor our Men and<br />

Women who fought for our Freedom.<br />

Our next Meeting will be Monday,<br />

November 27th at the Black Eyed Pea, 164<br />

East Main Street in Hendersonville. We<br />

would like to invite all the Nobles and their<br />

Ladies to our next Meeting for good food<br />

and fellowship. We meet at 6:00pm to eat<br />

and our Meeting will start at 7:00pm.<br />

Thanks to all the Shriners who<br />

go the extra mile to support our<br />

Hospitals. Keep all our Members who<br />

are sick or lost a loved one in your<br />

prayers. God Bless each of you and<br />

yours and America.<br />

Boyd C. Parnell<br />

President<br />

Williamson County Shrine Club<br />

WCSC always has a great program at<br />

our meetings on the third Thursday<br />

of the Month, 6:00pm at Logan’s<br />

Steakhouse in Cool Springs. Last<br />

night our speaker was Scott Couch<br />

from Fox 17. If you weren’t there you<br />

missed a very good presentation.<br />

Our drawing has carried over from<br />

several prior meetings and will start<br />

out at $610.00 for our November<br />

meeting, plus whatever is added that<br />

night! Come on out, you might win it!<br />

We would love to have you with us.<br />

Remember to pray for our leaders,<br />

our Doctors / Nurses at the Shrine<br />

Hospitals, our Military who are<br />

fighting to ensure our freedom. Say an<br />

extra prayer for our Law Enforcement<br />

Officers, they also protect us here at<br />

home.<br />

Butch Mays,<br />

WCSC Ambassador<br />


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



Ladies Only!<br />

Nobles and Ladies:<br />

The Annual Patient’s Christmas Party on December<br />

17th is approaching. The program<br />

will be the same as in previous years with a possible<br />

surprise guest(s). Ladies, we would<br />

be very appreciative if you can bring finger foods<br />

for dessert (Cookies, brownies, cupcakes)<br />

that do not require cutting.<br />

As in past years, this party is for our Hospital<br />

Patients so please refrain from bringing siblings,<br />

grandchildren, et al. so that all attention is directed<br />

to our Patients.<br />

Thanks for all your support and help with this<br />

heartwarming event.<br />

Wes Frye<br />

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

NOV 3-4<br />

NOV 4<br />

NOV 10-11<br />

NOV 11<br />

NOV 27 – 30<br />

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

DEC 4<br />

DEC 12<br />

DEC 14<br />

DEC 31<br />













WOW, what an amazing day we had at the Fall Ceremonial<br />

introducing 16 new Ladies to what Shriners<br />

Hospitals for Children and Al Menah Shriners<br />

are all about! It was an incredible day and if the<br />

Arch Program doesn’t get to you, I don’t know what<br />

would….it is a MUST SEE! I would like to thank<br />

all of our Noble’s Ladies that came out to make the<br />

ladies’ program successful. Be sure to introduce<br />

yourself when you see a new Lady.<br />

Once again we had a fun and informational Ladies<br />

Nite last month. We appreciate Chris Davis<br />

and his daughter Jackie coming out to speak and<br />

show a demonstration on Self Defense. Although I<br />

was unable to be there due to sickness, I heard rave<br />

reviews that the ladies really enjoyed it and would<br />

be interested in participating in a full class. If this<br />

is something you would like to partake in, please let<br />

me know, tracy@seiwh.com or text 615-308-3920.<br />

Our next scheduled Ladies Nite will be November<br />

21st and this will be our last Ladies night<br />

for <strong>2017</strong>. As has been our custom the last several<br />

years, we will be playing Dirty Santa Ornament Exchange.<br />

This has always been a very joyful event<br />

and one we look forward to. All you need to bring<br />

is a nice wrapped ornament. Additionally, for those<br />

that want to get tacky, here is your chance to wear<br />

your favorite UGLY Christmas Sweater. There will<br />

be a prize for the Lady wearing the “Ugliest Sweater”.<br />

We will have 50/50 drawing as well as door<br />

prizes. All of this will begin at 7:00pm in the Vision<br />

Building following the meal with the men which begins<br />

at 5:45pm.<br />

Please invite a Shrine Lady and come on out<br />

and join us. We look forward to seeing you soon.<br />

Thank you!!<br />

Lady Tracy Hester<br />

615-308-3920<br />


Current Parade Schedule:<br />

Date Town Type Line Up Step Off Start Location<br />

5-Nov Hendersonville, TN Veteran’s 1:00 2:00 Drakes Creek Park<br />

18-Nov Murfreesboro, TN Veteran’s 10:00 11:00 VA TN Valley Healthcare<br />

25-Nov Manchester, TN Christmas 5:00 6:00 TBA<br />

2-Dec Portland, TN Christmas 4:30 5:30 Victor Reiter Parkway<br />

9-Dec Granville, TN Christmas 1:00 2:00 TBA<br />

9-Dec Hartsville, TN Christmas 9:00 10:00 Corner Market<br />

9-Dec Millersville, TN Christmas 12:00 1:00 TBA<br />

Membership Notice<br />

Our goal is 100 New Nobles<br />

and 100 Restorations.<br />

<strong>2017</strong> Membership Chairman<br />

Sam Isbell (sisbell@eml1.com or<br />

615-579-0765) & Co-Chairman<br />

Dale Pewitt (dalepewitt@comcast.<br />

net or 615-533-6714) are soliciting<br />

our help and support. Will you<br />

help us find new Nobles?<br />

One of the ways you can be<br />

active in this effort is to sign up to<br />

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

There are candidates waiting<br />

to hear from us. We need a<br />

few good men!<br />



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for the Shriner<br />

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Columbia<br />

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