SHRINER MARCH 2018

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AL MENAH SHRINERS OASIS OF NASHVILLE DESERT OF TENNESSEE

P.O. BOX 78545 • NASHVILLE, TN 37207 • 615.226.7766 • 1.877.505.7764

VOLUME VOLUME 36 • NUMBER 37 • NUMBER 4 3 • • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE JUNE & JULY) & JULY) •• MARCH APRIL 2018 2017

INSIDE

THIS

ISSUE

Join the Illustrious Potentate

Horace Perkins, III

& his Lady Tammy

for A Walk

In The

Park

On March 24, 2018 celebrating the

Potentate’s Ball

Your invitation is inside.

INSIDE

THIS

ISSUE

PAGE 2

Potentate’s

Message

PAGE 3

Divan

Messages

PAGES 4

Patients’ Easter

Egg Hunt

PAGE 6

Potentate’s Ball

Invitation

PAGE 7

Hospital Message

PAGE 8-9

Unit News

PAGE 10

Children College

Classic

PAGE 11

Golf Clown Info

Classic

PAGE 12-13

Notices &

Upcoming Evenets

PAGE 14

Fishing

Tournament

BACK COVER

Black Camel

Imperial Session


* Deceased

Al Menah Temple

Oasis of Nashville

Desert Al Menah of TennessEE Temple

P.O.Box 78545

Oasis


of

Nashville,

Nashville

TN 37207

Phones

Desert

1.615.226.7766

of TennessEE

P.O.Box 1.877.505.7766

78545 • Nashville, TN 37207

www.almenahShriners.org

Phones 1.615.226.7766

1.877.505.7766

The www.almenahShriners.org

Publication Committee

The The Divan/Board Publication of Committee

Directors

Potentate .................... Frank Hester

Chief Rabban The ........... Divan/Board Horace of Directors Perkins III

Assistant Potentate Rabban .................... ..........Randy Horace Frank Williams Perkins Hester III

High Chief Priest Rabban. & Prophet ..........Randy Horace Scott Perkins Williams JonesIII

Oriental Assistant Guide Rabban ...........

........... .........Randy

Donnie Scott Drayton

Williams Jones

.......... Scott Jones

Treasurer High Priest ........................ & Prophet. Donny ........... Donnie

Wes Drayton

Drayton

Frye

Recorder

Oriental ...................Robert

Guide Vernon Blackburn

........................ Daniel

Treasurer Wes Frye

Editor Recorder. ..................... ...................Robert Maurice Smith Daniel

Editor. Published ..................... monthly except June Maurice and July Smmith Smith

www.almenahShriners.org

Published monthly except June and July

www.almenahShriners.org

PAST POTENTATES

PAST POTENTATES

*Charles *Charles Barham Barham *John *John E. E. Patton Patton

*V. K. *V. *Charles Stevenson K. Stevenson Barham *John *John D. D. E. Whalley Patton Whalley

*W. F. *W. *V. Hunt K. F. Hunt Stevenson Jack Jack *John Norman, D. Whalley Jr. Jr.

*J. Pink *J. *W. Pink Lawrence F. Hunt Lawrence

*Albert Jack Norman, Bennett Jr.

*Ed R. *Ed *J. Burr Pink R. Burr Lawrence

*Clyde *Albert R. R. Bennett Watson

*Ed R. Burr

*Clyde R. Watson

*J. Harry *J. Harry Murphy Murphy

*Marshall S. S. Whitley

*J. Harry Murphy

*Marshall S. Whitley

*Charles *Charles

*Charles N. Rolfe N. Rolfe

N. Rolfe *James *James

*James J. White J. White

J. White

*Paul *Paul

*Paul DeWitt DeWitt

DeWitt

*G. *G.

*G. Cooper Cooper

Cooper Holt Holt

Holt

*E. M. *E.

*E. Kelly M. Kelly

M. Kelly

*J. *J. Coleman Coleman

*J. Coleman Hayes Hayes

Hayes

*Joseph

*Joseph

*Joseph Higgins

Higgins

Higgins *Donald

*Donald

*Donald R.

R.

R. Dunning

Dunning

*Ira E. Parker

*J. P. Foster

*Ira E.

*Martin

*Ira Parker E. Parker

S. Roberts

*J.

*Gale

P. *J. Foster P. Foster

Robinson

*Martin *R.

*Martin

C. S. Roberts Derivaux

S. Roberts *Gale *C.

*Gale Robinson V. Cramb

*R. C. *Oren

*R. Derivaux C.

A.

Derivaux

Oliver *C.*J. *C. V. Nelson Cramb V. Bryan

*Oren *Lee

*Oren A. Oliver L.

A.

Gamble

Oliver *J. *Robert Nelson *J. Nelson Bryan Battle

Bryan

*Lee*R. L. *Lee Gamble R.

L.

Clark

Gamble *Robert *Jerry

*Robert Battle N.

Battle

Tate

*R. R. *William

*R. Clark R. Clark

Raine *Jerry *Fred

*Jerry N. H.

N. Tate Gay,

Tate

Jr.

*William *Hugh

*William

Raine F. Smith,

Raine

Jr. *Fred

*Fred H. Gay, Jr.

James H. A. Gay, Campbell Jr.

*Hugh F. Smith, Jr.

James A. Campbell

*Hugh *W.

*W.

F. A. Smith, Bryan

A. Bryan

Jr.

James *Claude

*Claude

A. Campbell

G.

G.

Southall

Southall

*W. A. *Charles

*Charles Bryan L. Cornelius

L. Cornelius *Claude *W.

*W. B.

B. G. Lawson

Lawson Southall

*Charles *W.

*W.

Bush L. Bush Cornelius Herbert

Herbert *W. *Gale

*Gale B. Lawson Robinson

Robinson

*W. Bush *Marshall

*Marshall Herbert Hotchkiss

Hotchkiss *Gale J.

J.

Dudley

Dudley Robinson Phillips

Phillips

*Marshall *Jess

*Jess

B. Hotchkiss B.

Templeton

Templeton J. Dudley *M.

*M.

Norris

Norris Phillips Jenkins

Jenkins

*Jess

*T.

B. *T. Templeton

A.

A.

Springfield

Springfield *M. *James

*James Norris F.

F. Jenkins Scalf,

Scalf,

Jr.

Jr.

*James

*T. A. *James

G.

Springfield G. Stahlman

Stahlman *William

*William B.

B.

Jones

Jones

*James F. Scalf, Jr.

*J.

*James *J.

Clark

G. Clark

Akers

Stahlman Akers

Jack

Jack

C.

C. Phelps

Phelps

*R.

*J. Clark *R.

E.

Akers E.

Baulch

*William

Baulch

*David

B. P. P.

Jones

Brumfield Brumfield

*Thomas

*R. E. *Thomas

E.

Baulch E.

Doss Jack

Doss

*Zack C. Phelps

S. S. Parrish, Parrish, Sr. Sr.

Kerbela

*Thomas

Kerbela Temple

E. Doss

‘28 ‘28 *David *Robert P. Brumfield

E. Newman

*Maurice Weinberger *Zack *George S. Parrish, Cook Cook Sr.

Kerbela *S. *S. N. Temple

N. Allen

‘28 *Robert *R. *R. Parker E. Newman Graham

*Maurice *W. *W. B. B. Weinberger Hager

*George H. H. Parker Cook Toler

*S. N. *O. *O. Allen Lynn Meek

*R. *R. Parker T. T. McNaney

Graham

*W. B. *Jack *Jack Hager Norman

H. James Parker L. Toler

Ham

*O. Lynn *James Meek J. J. Vaughn

*R.*Charles T. McNaney H. H. Williams Williams

*Jack*C. *C. Norman H. H. Smith

James William L. Ham

D. Jones

*James *Fred J. Vaughn C. C. Laskey

Charles John L. H. Weaver, Williams

III

*C. H. *Ivo Smith A. A. Burton

William Gale B. D. Robinson Jones

*Fred

*T. *T. C.

W. W. Laskey

Bray, Jr.

John

Joe L.

Bell

Weaver, III

*James

*Ivo A. R.

Burton

Cox

Ronny

Gale L.

B. Robinson

Greer

*Paul

*T. W. R.

Bray, R. Jarratt

Jr.

Charles

Joe Bell

E. Cardwell

*J.

*James

*J. Sumpter

R. Anderson

Cox

J.

Ronny

J. Franklin “Jay”

L. Greer

Scalf, III III

*Hugh W. Robertson

Conley Dykes

*Paul*M. R. Jarratt T. T. Gossett

Charles David E. Smith Cardwell

*J. Sumpter *Joe C. Anderson Carr

J. Franklin Jim Cain

“Jay” Scalf, III

*Hugh *James W. Robertson T. Hayes

Conley *Mike Dykes

Martin

*M. T. *E. Gossett Lee Bennett

David *Johnny Smith Dudley

*Joe C. *Orris CarrE. E. Davis

Jim David Cain Wantland

*James *Raymond T. HayesH. Leathers *Mike Melvin Martin

Meadows

*E. Lee *Hilry Bennett H. Shaffer

*Johnny Dennis Dudley

Belford

*Orris *James E. Davis N. Stansell *James N. David David Wantland Vaughn

*Raymond H. Leathers Stansell Melvin Carl E. Meadows

Barnes

*Hilry H. Shaffer

Dennis Mike Belford Van Sant

Jeff

*James N. David Head

Vaughn

Frank Hester

Stansell Carl * Deceased E. Barnes

Mike Van Sant

2

Jeff

*

Head

Deceased

It was a great month at Al Menah! Full of fun and

fellowship! First, I would like to thank Frank and

Valerie Wilson and the committee for a great Valentine

Party. Over 150 were in attendance.

Going back to the old way of Stated Meeting worked

great. All the unit rooms were full and 97 at the meeting

on the floor. Thanks to each Noble for spending your

night in support of your Unit and Temple. The drawing

went great for the Marlin .22 rifle, and Parker Toler

won! In March, I will be drawing for a 20 gauge turkey

shotgun (turkey season is right around the corner).

Please come to the Stated Meeting for your chance to

win the shotgun. I would love to break the 100 mark in

attendance.

Please make plans to be at the Potentate’s Ball on

March 24th. Read the flyer located in this Shriner.

BE HUMBLE, BE KIND, BE NOBLE

Horace Perkins, III

Potentate


From the desk of...

CHIEF RABBAN


Let’s Look A Little Deeper. We see them at some of

our events, helping out... picking up... serving

dinner. Who are the Young Men of DeMolay?

These Teens come form different walks of life,

different schools, some with Mom & Dads

many from broken homes living with others.

Teens today are having to face problems like

Drugs, Sex, Guns, Lonely, Pressure. Through

DeMolay, they are a part of BROTHERHOOD,

LEADERSHIP, TEAM BUILDING. People Who

CARE! Each meeting is open with Prayer, the Holy

Bible Open, and Pledge to Our Flag. The Young Men of DeMolay run their

own meeting, set their own goal, plan their on events and elect their own

Officers (it takes 12 to19 officers).

DeMolay is a part of OUR MASONIC BODY, with Master Masons serving

as Advisors to these young men. They meet within Our Lodges. Each Officer

has a Ritual Part to learn not only for the Opening and Closing but also for the

Two Degrees that a New DeMolay must take.

March is DeMolay Month and on March 24 as we enjoy our Potentate

Ball, DeMolay will be CELEBRATING 99 YEARS that day. A Club that

was started by Frank Land, a Past Imperial Potentate, and 9 teens has grown

into Chapters all around the World, where 1,000,000’s of Young Men have

become Brothers within DeMolay working together.

For more info, go to DeMolay.org. Building Leaders of Tomorrow through

DeMOLAY.

Chief Rabban

Randy Williams

ASSISTANT RABBAN

ASSISTANT RABBAN It was

great to see everyone over the winter months

and hope you are thawed out by now. We had a

great turn out for the Valentine’s Party and a big

round of applause to the committee members

who worked so hard to prepare for the event.

We have several events that are approaching

us soon... First, the Southeastern Shrine Clown

Association and the Southeastern Shrine Legion

of Honor will be having their Mid-winter meeting

in Gatlinburg on March 8th -11th at the Black

Bear Inn and Suites. The Al Menah Clowns will be

competing against other clowns that are in SASA, Dixie,

CSSCA and SESCA, so let’s cheer them on as they represent Al Menah

Shrine. Also, our very own Harry Dunn is serving as current President of the

SESLOH so let’s wish his group a great time.

Our Potentate’s Ball will be on March 24, and we hope everyone can come

out and support our Potentate Horace Perkins and Lady Tammy (P.S. there

will be no water allowed).

Next, our Patients’ Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 31st at the

Al Menah Shrine Center. The patients are why we are all Shriners, so come

out and see the joy in their eyes as we celebrate one of our best holidays.

Our Shriners’ hospitals are at a point that they need to adapt and become

more relevant in the 21st Century and like before, we have to change with the

times. When we opened our first Shriners’ hospital in 1922, it was because

there was a huge need to treat kids with Polio. When that was eradicated

in 1955, there was no need for treatment to continue, so we expanded our

HIGH PRIEST AND PROPHET

healthcare services to accommodate and treat more kids in other ways.

We are at that crossroads again with our healthcare system and Al Menah

is very blessed to have Imperial Jim Cain and six other nobles serving on

Cincinnati and Lexington Hospital Boards. These men, along with all of

us, will make a difference in how we move forward into the future for

the next 100 years.

Remember, the Best is not behind us, as it is yet to come!

HIGH PRIEST AND PROPHET

I have to say February has been a dreary, wet

month with very few bright spots other than

the Beech Bottom BBQ of our illustrious

possumtate Horace Perkins.

Past Potentate Jeff Head put in a perky

appearance dressed in drag (or maybe it

was just cold outside). Horace barely

squealed at all when we duck taped

him to the tree…all he kept saying was

“Randy, don’t come next year!” What

a

Assistant Rabban

Scott Jones

could he expect? He showed up dressed like

raccoon with the cutest little cat ears on his

head… Pictures to follow, boys!

Now on to more serious matters. As your local Prophet, I predict the

following: the Clowns will lose the unit room decoration contest to the

Greeters at the Ball… the chicken dance will be the best dance at the

Ball… the music will likely be too loud.

See you there,

High Priest and Prophet

Donnie Drayton

ORIENTAL GUIDE

ORIENTAL GUIDE

The Valentine’s Party was a great success. Thanks

to all who gave of their time and talents to

make this party such an enjoyable event.

Special thanks to the Demolay and Rainbow

Girls for your help. Your efforts are very

much appreciated.

March is upon us and the weather is finally

starting to cooperate with the schedule of

events we have ahead. In just a few short

days we’ll kick off the new parade season with

the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Erin, TN.

Don’t procrastinate. If you haven’t made your

reservations for Daytona 2018, be sure to do so very soon. You don’t

want to miss this exciting time in history for all of Al Menah. The dates

are July 15, 2018 – July 19, 2018.

As always, thank you for all that you do for Al Menah Shrine and

Shriners Hospitals for Children. The smallest token of charity can truly

impact a life forever.

Oriental Guide

Vernon Blackburn

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AL MENAH SHRINERS

Present

2018

For our Hospital Patients and Families

SATURDAY, MARCH 31st

10:00am-12:00pm

Inside Al Menah Shrine Center

.

PLEASE NOTE; THIS IS A DIFFERENT FORMAT FROM PAST EGG HUNTS

AND THE FOCUS WILL BE ON OUR PATIENTS.

We'll need lots of support from Al Menah Nobles as there will be activities for the Patients, Clown skits,

balloon tying, games, lunch, maybe a visit from an Easter Bunny or 2, and other goodies. As in our annual

Christmas Party, we're asking the Ladies of Al Menah to please bring finger desserts such as cookies, brownies,

and cupcakes.

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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.

Sincerely

Phyllis Berry

Fraternally,

Butch Mayes, WCSC

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Al Menah Shrine Temple

Illustrious Sir Horace Perkins, III, Lady Tammy,

the Divan and Nobility invite you to

the

day of

MARCH

2018

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 23rd Saturday, March 24th

5:00 pm Hospitality 11:00 am -2:00 pm Hospitality

1:00 pm Presentations

11:00 pm Afterglow

Hospitality, Presentations and Afterglow will be held at the

Millennium Maxwell House Nashville, 10th floor

Formal or Business Suit with Fez

$50 per Couple

Shuttles will start loading at 4:30 PM for

Al Menah Shrine

Unit Rooms/Social Hour 4:30 PM

Grand March 6:30 PM

Dinner 7:00 PM

Dancing following Dinner

Last bus leaves for Hotel at 11:00 PM

Hotel information:

Millennium Maxwell House Nashville

2025 Rosa L Parks, Nashville, TN 37228

For reservations call 615-259-4343 and ask for the

“Potentate Ball 2018” block, room rate $129.00 per night.

*Limited number of rooms available at this rate, so call early!

Deadline for Hotel Reservations March 2, 2018

Deadline for Ball Reservations March 10, 2018

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Dear Nobles,

As a leader in pediatric burn care, research, and education, Shriners Hospitals for Children® has

served children with burns for more than 50 years. As the number of acute pediatric burn

injuries has decreased in the United States, due in large part to prevention efforts led by Shriners

Hospitals, the Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees, and the executive leadership team for

Shriners Hospitals for Children are recommending a consolidation of acute burn care in the

United States.

As a result of national policies to reduce healthcare costs, reduce utilization and make the United

States more competitive in the global economy, Shriners Hospitals for Children is building a

visionary burn care model that is able to deliver care to more children, in more places at less

cost. Change will be necessary across the Shriners Hospitals for Children system in order to

make this vision a possibility. Our commitment to the children and families we care for will not

change. The methods in which care is delivered, however, will change in order to modernize and

increase the quality of care we deliver.

A recent assessment of domestic and international pediatric burn care revealed that care can be

effectively delivered utilizing fewer facilities. Under a consolidation plan that will be proposed

to voting representatives of Shriners Hospitals for Children at the 2018 Imperial Session, burn

care would be consolidated throughout the Shriners Hospitals for Children system, allowing for a

refocused delivery of burn care and potential expansion to various locations around the world.

Emerging technologies and the introduction of Telehealth initiatives combined with an everchanging

health care environment are transforming Shriners Hospitals for Children’s mission to

serve more children in more places. Having served children from 176 countries, Shriners

Hospitals for Children is exploring improved access to care for children throughout the United

States and around the globe.

More information will be forthcoming in the near future.

Fraternally,

Gary J. Bergenske

Imperial Potentate

Chairman, Board of Directors

Jerry G. Gantt

Chairman, Board of Trustees

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CeNter

NeWS

Clowns

Thank goodness February is past! For

the clowns it’s always slow with no

dress-outs to be had! We stayed busy

regardless meeting most Tuesdays at

the “barn” going over skits and just

enjoying the fellowship (and Razz’s

pickled eggs). The Erin St. Patrick’s

Day parade on March 17th will be our

first of the year. It will be great to get

back into make-up and bring joy to

the crowds.

The Valentines Part was well

attended, chaired by our Captain

Frank “Froggy” Wilson. The romantic

movie theme decor that Lady Valerie

came up with was wonderful! Thanks

are in order for the kitchen crew, the

steak dinner was perfect.

Not to sound like a broken record

(millennials can look that up), but

March is time for the South East

Shrine Clown Association (SESCA)

Mid-Winter convention and clown

competition; also known as the “2018

Shrine Clown Jamboree” March 8

through 10 in the Great Smokey

Mountains, Gatlinburg Tennessee.

We’ve dusted off some classic skits

and look forward to bringing home

the trophies!

Congratulations are in order for

Clay “Flat Top” Hedgepath and Brent

“Shooter” Aulidge. They’ve put in a

very productive first year and have

been elevated to Regular Clown

status!

Thank you again, brothers for all

the support you give to our children’s

hospitals. Please keep those that are

sick and unable to attend our events

in your prayers.

Keep on Clowning!

Jim “Snips” Lee

Secretary

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Director’s Staff

The New Year has begun with our

Captain Barry Eldridge putting the

focus of the Directors Unit on growth

and attendance.

Our Past Captain Randy Byram

was very instrumental in starting this

by signing up several new Directors

in 2017. With this focus we look

forward to some new events that will

be happening through out the year.

Captain Barry announced that Billy

Fits will be the units Social Chairman

and request that anyone with new

ideas present them to Billy so that

we can continue to increase our

fellowship.

We do have several events that

the Directors are involved in and are

already planned or happened:

• The Valentines Dinner Feb 10.

A great time was had by all who

attended.

• The Potentates Ball March 23-24,

“Hospitality at the Maxwell House”

• The Paper sale May 3rd to 6th A

great fund raiser but does require a

lot of support

• The Fun Fest will be announced but

is usually in May and we will have

our Hospitality Room

• The Golf Tournament date and

location to be announced

• The Fall Ceremonial Sept 15, The

stunts will be repaired and some

new ideas will be looked at as we

approach the date

• Circus in October, This was a huge

success last year and look forward

to another great one

• The Onion sale will not take place

this year due to the quality and

timing of the onions creating an

unfavorable response from the unit

At every Al Menah Stated Meeting

there will be a drawing for a 22 riffle,

although you must be present to win,

your attendance at the Unit meeting

gives you an additional chance to win.

Please note these dates, plan to

attend, and help out as needed.

Fred Lysak

Lt Directors Staff

Legion of Honor

While the cold winds and rain of

January held up our Stated Meeting,

the Legion of Honor was busy in

January supplying support to the

National Sojourners meeting in

Nashville. The LOH provided drivers

for various activities that the ladies

were attending, the LOH honor guard

provided the presentation of colors

at the National meeting. It was a

pleasure for the two veterans groups

to work and function together.

With that, the LOH has started the

rewrite of our Unit Handbook and

bylaws, which we plan

to have done by August for Unit

member and Divan approval. We

are forming various committees for

the upcoming year, and all chairmen

have begun their work. An initial

success is the update of our Al Menah

webpage and our LOH Facebook

page. Nobles Singleton and Lindsey

are leading the charge, and we also

now have a handout brochure and

presentation to give out or present.

A key activity in 2018 is the

formation of the Color Guard Teams.

Under the capable leadership of

Nobles Steele and Singleton, the LOH

will have a team to present colors at

Al Menah’s Stated Meetings, and

we will have a separate team to

present colors as we are asked by

various groups, for competitions

and for Imperial Sir Jim Cain’s

presentation as the new Imperial

Potentate.

With this article, the LOH is

inviting all Nobles with military

experience to come forward and be

part of these teams. We are in need

of help, and we will work with you

to become a member of the Unit!!

There is no unit more visible than the

LOH, and just think what Unit will

lead the 2019 Parade in Nashville!!!

With this, we are preparing for

SESA meeting in Gatlinburg March

9 - 11, where Noble Harry Dunn

will assume Commandership of

SESA LOH - Southeastern Shrine

Association - Legion of Honor. The

Al Menah Unit is in total support of

Noble Dunn and Noble Silva - Noble

Dunn’s Vice Commander!

Lastly, we always look forward

to the Shrine’s parades, and we are


gearing up for the Erin Parade on

March 17th and the Potentate’s Ball

on March 24th - both should be fun

for all!!!!

Respectfully and Fraternally

Submitted.

Art De Vooght

2018 Commander

Motor Corps

February is almost behind us and we

all are looking forward to spring. We

honored 19 Motor Corps and Divan

ladies who joined us for our ladies

luncheon. Everyone enjoyed the good

food and fellowship. Thank you to

our Motor Corps Ladies for all you

do. Thank you to my Lady Cheryl

for all she does and her help with this

event. Also thank you to Fat Rabbit,

Van Miller, Frank Hester, John Dean,

Sammy Isbell and Walt Toney for

helping with the food preparation

and service.

We are mourning the passing of

our brother Henry Tittle, Past Captain

and his wife Barbara. We know they

are with our Lord

We are getting ready for the

Parade season, starting with the

Erin, TN parade. It should be a great

event as usual. We are also looking

forward to going to Daytona for the

Imperial Session. We currently have

5 members committed to making

the trip to support our Divan and

Imperial Sir Jim Cain. If anyone

wants to Caravan down to Daytona,

please let me know. I will have a

little room in my truck or trailer for

anyone who needs to transport a

small motorcycle, cart or equipment.

So please let me know if you would

like me to take something down there

for you.

We also have been asked to help

out at the Ray Stevens Golf and

Charity event this summer. Leighton

Bush Jr. has been asked to coordinate

our volunteers at this event. In

return, Ray Stevens will donate a

sizeable amount to the Shriner’s

Hospital.

Fraternity, Fellowship and Fun

Dedicated to helping Children in Need

Jim Asad

Captain

Shrine Club News

Hendersonville Shrine Club

Our Temple is off to a good start

for an outstanding year. We had a

great Valentine Party. The Temple

looked their best and the steaks were

good. We had a good evening and

enjoyed the entertainment with John

Whitaker and his music.

Next is the Potentate’s Ball on

Saturday, March 24th at the Temple.

Make your reservations now. The

tables are limited. Come on out

and show your support to our new

Potentate Horace Perkins, III and his

Lady Tammy.

Looking at our calendar, our next

big event is our Patient Easter Egg

Hunt on Saturday, March 31st and it’s

for patients only.

Our club would like to invite all

the Nobles and their ladies to join

us at our next meeting. It will be

March 26th at the Black-Eye-Pea, 164

East Main Street in Hendersonville.

We meet at 6:00pm for food and

fellowship and our meeting will be at

7:00pm.

As we go about our daily lives, let

us remember to thank God for our

many blessings, this great country,

our health, our family, our temple and

the Hospitals that treat our kids and

the doctors and nurses that provide

their services.

God Bless America

Boyd C. Parnell

Williamson County Shrine Club

Welcome to our all our new Club

Officers for 2018.

Our new President is Bill Jager and

he has a goal to make WCSC Great

Again! We think he will get it done!

We had our new Potentate at our

January meeting along with

PP Parker Toler.

Both presented information about

the Shrine Imperial Session to be in

Daytona Beach, Florida this July. This

will be our Potentates Trip for the

year in support of soon to be Imperial

Potentate Jim Cain! Parker is gearing

up for the 2018 Session and the one

coming up in Nashville in 2019.

Stew Long is the Captain of the

WCSC Motor Division and we are

looking for new members. Our

Motor Division has lots of fun in

the Shrine Parades and you will too

once you get in! We have Golf Carts

– Dune Buggies and a Classy Cars

which includes Convertibles – Hot

Rods and Antique Cars. If you have

one of these vehicles or would like to

acquire one, please come on down

and we can help you become one of

our members.

Our Club meets on the third

Thursday of the Month, 6:00 pm at

Logan’s Steakhouse in Cool Springs.

We usually have an interesting

program at the meeting to entertain

you. Come on down, visit with us

and have some fun! You will be glad

you did!

Our number one thing is helping

the Shrine Hospitals and our number

two thing is to have fun doing it! Our

total for 2017 was around $27,000.00.

Thank you for all who helped us have

successful paper sale.

Nobles, please remember to thank

God, every day for the freedom we

enjoy in this Great Country! We also

pray for the victims of the Florida

School shooting and their families

Butch Mays,

WCSC Ambassador

No Communications

from following Units & Clubs:

Al Menah Band

Greeters

Horse Patrol

D & B Mountaineers

Provost Guard

Sumner County

Shrine Past Masters Association

Wilson County Shrine Club

Hillbilly Clan #151

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2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic

Check out the schedule.

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Al Menah Clowns invite you to join us

Monday May 21 st

for a fun & exciting day of Golf at

Nashboro Village Golf Course

Registration starts at 10 AM

Lunch provided starting at 11:00

Shotgun start 12:30 pm

$65 per Man / $260 per team when accompanying

your entry form.

Deadline for entry form is May 10, 2018.

Any entry after May 10 th will be $70 per man / $280 per team.

Name:

Name:

Name:

Name:

We need hole sponsors. A sign will be placed on the course to show your

support, with entire amount going to the Hospitals.

Sponsorships are: $100.00

Including a sign at a hole & Plaque showing your support for the Hospitals.

So PLEASE let us know if you or your business wishes to donate to the Shrine

Hospitals via a hole sponsorship and include it with your entry!

Make checks payable to Al Menah Clowns.

Please mail your application & check with your team players or sponsorship

information to: Al Menah Golf Day

4235 Hermitage Rd.

Old Hickory, TN 37137

For more info contact Maurice Smith @ 615-513-7643

or email: wms2849@gmail.com w/subject Clown Golf

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Notices

Congratulations

go to Parker Toler for winning the Marlin .22 rifle at the

February Congratulations

Stated Meeting! Be sure to attend the March meeting for your chance to

win Congratulations a 20-gauge go to turkey Parker shotgun!!”

Toler for winning the

Marlin .22 rifle at the February Stated Meeting! Be

sure to attend the March meeting for your chance

PATIENTS Easter Egg Hunt

to win a 20-gauge turkey shotgun!!”

Wes Frye

PLEASE NOTE; THIS IS A DIFFERENT FORMAT FROM PAST EGG HUNTS

AND THE FOCUS WILL BE ON OUR PATIENTS.

Patient’s Easter Egg Hunt

in past years, this party is for our Hospital Patients

no Nobel siblings, grandchildren, et al. so that all

attention is directed to our Patients.

Thanks for all your support and help with this

heartwarming event.

From the

Imperial Chief Rabban

PLEASE

We'll need

NOTE:

lots

This

of support

is a different

from Al

format

Menah

from

Nobles as there will be activities for the Patients,

Clown past egg skits, hunts balloon and the focus tying, will games, be on lunch, our patients. maybe a visit from an Easter Bunny or 2, and other

goodies.

JULY 18, 2018

We'll As in need our lots annual of support Christmas from Party, Al Menah we're Nobles asking Patsy the Ladies and I would of Al Menah like to personally to please bring invite finger each of

desserts as there such will be as activities cookies, for brownies, the Patients, and cupcakes. Clown you As to in attend past years, and participate this party in is the for pageant our Hospital and installation

that attention of the Imperial is directed Potentate to our on Patients. July 18, 2018

Patients skits, balloon no Nobel tying, siblings, games, grandchildren, lunch, maybe a et visit al. so

from an Easter Bunny or 2, and other goodies. in Daytona Beach, FL. We are so proud to represent

our Al event. Menah family and would be honored

Thanks As in for our all annual your Christmas support and Party, help we're with asking this heartwarming

the Ladies of Al Menah to please bring finger desserts

such as cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. As

Imperial Chief

Wes Frye

by your presence.

Jim Cain

Rabban

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From the Imperial Chief Rabban

March

Mar. 17 Erin Parade

Mar. 20 Stated Meeting

Mar. 23 Potentate Ball Hospitality @

Maxwell House

Patsy Mar. 24 and Potentate I would Ball @ AMT like to personally July

invite each of you to Oct. 20 attend Oes Homecoming and @ AMT

Mar. 28 Grand Lodge

July 8-14 Demolay Conclave

Oct. 27-28 York Rite Festival

participate

Mar. 29 Maundy

in

Thursday

the pageant and

July

installation

15-19 Imperial Session

of

-

the Imperial Potentate on July

18, Mar. 2018 31 in Patient’s Daytona Easter Egg Hunt Beach, - FL. We Daytona are Beach, so Fl proud to represent our Al Menah

Patients Only

July 24 Captain’s Meeting Only @

family and would be honored by your presence.

April

Apr. 2-6 Paper Sale Caravan

Apr. 13-14 Rainbow Girls Event @ AMT

Apr. 13-14 Scottish Rite Reunion

Upcoming events

Apr. 17 Stated Meeting

Apr. 20-21 Scottish Rite Reunion

Apr. 22 Gospel Singing @ AMT

March 17 - Erin - St. Patrick’s Day parade

May

JULY May 10-12 18, 2018 Fun Fest –- Pigeon Imperial Forge Session – Sept. Daytona 15 Beach

May 15 Stated Meeting

May 17-20 Dixie Association

Convention-Panama City -

More Information To Come

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

AS OF THIS PUBLICATION – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

June

June 2 Ladies Luncheon

June JULY 19 Captain’s 18, Meeting 2018 Only @ 6:00PM

June 23 Casino Party @ AMT

6:00PM

Jim Cain, Imperial Chief Nov. 2-3 Rabban

August

Aug. 16-18 Southeastern Shrine Association

(S.e.s.a) - Pigeon Forge, TN

Aug. 21 Stated Meeting

Aug. 24-25 Cincinnati Shriners Hospital

Divan Weekend

September

Ceremonial @ AMT

Sept. 18 Stated Meeting

Sept. 20 Directors Staff Golf Tournament

Sept. 29 Al Menah Car Show

October

Oct. 5-7 Shrine Circus -

Municipal Auditorium

Oct. 13 Clown Auction

Oct. 16

Stated Meeting

November

Nov. 1 Hospital Driver’s Dinner @ AMT

Scottish Rite Reunion

Nov. 3 Ladies Extravaganza @ AMT

Nov. 9-10 Scottish Rite Reunion

Nov. 10 Director Staff Auction

Nov. 20 Stated Meeting - Dinner@6:00PM/_

Meeting To Follow

Nov. 24 Manchester Parade

Nov. 25 Dickson Parade

December

Dec. 5 Chief Rabban Dinner

Dec. 9 Patients Christmas Party @ AMT

Dec. 18 Chief Rabban Dinner

Dec. 20 Stated Meeting - Election Night

Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Party

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10th Annual

AL MENAH SHRINERS

John David Dudley Fishing Tournament

SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2018

Sanders Ferry Park (Hendersonville, TN)

SAFE LIGHT TO 2:00PM WEIGH-IN

*Registration will start at 4:00am*

Starting number/positions determined by registration number.

MONEY RAISED IN THIS TOURNAMENT GOES DIRECTLY TO SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN.

SHRINERS OPERATE 22 HOSPITALS IN NORTH AMERICA, SPECIALIZING IN ORTHOPEDIC PROBLEMS,

BURNS, SPINAL CORD INJURIES AND CLEFT LIP & PALATE.

PROUDLY SERVING CHILDREN SINCE 1922.

.

COST: $135.00 PER TEAM / OPTIONAL $10.00 BIG FISH POT PER BOAT

*Make checks payable to Al Menah Fishing Tournament*

Master Card and Visa accepted prior to tournament date.

$5000 FIRST PLACE PRIZE

Payback 10% of the Field.

Come on out and have a great time and support a great cause!

Stick around after the tournament and be included in our raffle.

Hundreds of great door prizes will be raffled off!!

WEIGH-IN conducted by: C&O Tournament Team

Contact:

Jeff Head

615-480-4844

615-310-9009

jeffhead2016@yahoo.com

jeff@jarvissigns.com

Contact:

Dennis Belford

615-305-4559

pbelford@bellsouth.net

All contributions are tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

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REMINDER!

NOTICe:

ALL communications

for the Shriner

should be sent to

editor.amsc@gmail.com

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Joe R. Ashley

Columbia

10/24/46 – 2/4/18

Nobles Nobles Visited Visited By By

The Black The Black Camel Camel

Ray D. Hawkins

Hendersonville

10/10/36 – 1/28/18

Henry E. Tittle

Hermitage

8/30/30 – 2/13/18

AL AL MENAH TEMPLE

A.A.O.N.M.S.

1354 1354 BRICK BRICK CHURCH CHURCH PIKE PIKE

P. O. P. Box O. Box 78545 78545

NASHVILLE,

NASHVILLE,

TN TN 37207 37207

www.almenahshriners.org

Nonprofit

Organization

U.S. U.S. POSTAGE

PAID

Nashville,

Nashville,

TN

TN

Permit No. 1731

Permit No. 1731

Charles C. Bos

Cookeville

11/12/40 – 1/26/18

James H. Boyington, Sr.

Cookeville

12/31/31 – 12/29/17

Harold D. Dawes

Smithville

12/24/38 – 2/3/18

Joe M. Haynes

Goodlettsville

10/8/36 – 1/26/18

Joseph O. Martin

Nashville

10/11/19 – 1/2/18

Charles D. Pickard

Centerville

8/19/40 – 1/25/18

William A. Treadway

Brentwood

3/29/30 – 1/24/18

Charles “Chuck”

Williams, PP

Hixson

1/13/29 – 1/25/18

William Lester Worsham

Pulaski

10/30/38 – 2/11/18

DEADLINE FOR APRIL SHRINER IS MARCH 21, 2018

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