Magazine of activities for members of Al Menah Shrine, Nashville, TN. Information on activities of our membership and advancements of our Hospitals for Children.

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

VOLUME VOLUME 36 • NUMBER 37 • NUMBER 4 • 4 • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT EXCEPT JUNE JUNE & JULY) & JULY) • <strong>APRIL</strong> <strong>APRIL</strong> <strong>2018</strong>2017<br />

INSIDE<br />

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INSIDE<br />

THIS<br />

ISSUE<br />

May 3 rd May rd – May 6 th<br />

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PAGE 2<br />

Potentate’s<br />

Message<br />

PAGE 3<br />

Divan<br />

Messages<br />

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because<br />

we<br />

we we care for the<br />

care care for for the the<br />

Kids!<br />

Kids!<br />

PAGES 4<br />

Ladies Brunch<br />

PAGE 6<br />

Car Show<br />

PAGE 7<br />

Ladies Extravaganza<br />

PAGE 8<br />

Unit News<br />

PAGE 9<br />

News from Lexington<br />

PAGE 10<br />

Public Relations<br />

Conference<br />

PAGE 11<br />

Golf Clown<br />

Info<br />

PAGE 12-13<br />

Notices &<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

PAGE 14<br />

Fishing<br />

Tournament<br />


Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session

Al Menah Al Menah Temple Temple<br />

Oasis of Nashville<br />

Oasis<br />

Desert<br />

of Nashville<br />

of TennessEE<br />

Desert of TennessEE<br />

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

P.O.Box 78545 Phones • Nashville, 1.615.226.7766 TN 37207<br />

Phones 1.615.226.7766<br />

1.877.505.7766<br />

1.877.505.7766<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />

The Publication Committee<br />

The Publication Committee<br />

The Divan/Board of Directors<br />

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

The Chief Divan/Board Rabban. ..........Randy of Directors Horace Perkins Williams III<br />

otentate Assistant .................... Rabban ........... .........Randy Frank Hester Scott Williams Jones<br />

hief Rabban High Priest ........... & Prophet. Horace .......... Donny Perkins Scott Drayton IIIJones<br />

ssistant Oriental Rabban Guide ..........Randy . Vernon Donnie Williams Blackburn Drayton<br />

igh Priest Treasurer & Prophet . ....................... Scott Jones Wes Frye<br />

riental Recorder. Guide ...................Robert Donnie Drayton<br />

Daniel<br />

reasurer Editor. ........................ Maurice Wes Frye Smmith Smith<br />

ecorder ...................Robert Published monthly except June Daniel and July<br />

ditor ..................... www.almenahShriners.org<br />

Maurice Smith<br />


Published monthly except June and July<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />

*Charles Barham<br />

*John E. Patton<br />

*V. *Charles K. Stevenson Barham<br />

*John D. E. Patton Whalley<br />

*V. K. Stevenson<br />

*John D. Whalley<br />

PAST *W. *W. F. F. Hunt Hunt POTENTATES<br />

Jack Norman, Jr.<br />

*J. Pink Lawrence *Albert Jack Norman, Bennett Jr.<br />

*J. Pink Lawrence<br />

*Albert Bennett<br />

Charles Barham *Ed R. Burr<br />

*Ed R. Burr *John E. *Clyde<br />

*Clyde Patton R. Watson<br />

R. Watson<br />

V. K. Stevenson<br />

*J. Harry Murphy<br />

*J. Harry Murphy *John D. *Marshall<br />

*Marshall Whalley S. Whitley<br />

*Charles N. Rolfe *James J. White S. Whitley<br />

W. F. Hunt*Charles N. Rolfe Jack Norman, *James Jr.<br />

*Paul DeWitt<br />

*G. Cooper J. White Holt<br />

J. Pink Lawrence *E. *Paul M. DeWitt Kelly *Albert Bennett<br />

*J. *G. Coleman Cooper Holt Hayes<br />

Ed R. Burr *Joseph *E. M. Kelly Higgins *Clyde R. *Donald<br />

*J. Watson Coleman<br />

R. Dunning<br />

Hayes<br />

J. Harry Murphy *Ira *Joseph E. Parker Higgins *Marshall *J.<br />

*Donald S. P. Whitley Foster<br />

R. Dunning<br />

Charles N. *Martin<br />

*Ira Rolfe E. Parker<br />

S. Roberts *James J. *Gale<br />

*J. White P. Foster<br />

Robinson<br />

Paul DeWitt *R.<br />

*Martin<br />

C. Derivaux<br />

S. Roberts *G. Cooper *C.<br />

*Gale<br />

V. Holt Robinson<br />

Cramb<br />

E. M. Kelly *Oren<br />

*R. C.<br />

A.<br />

Derivaux<br />

Oliver *J. Coleman *J.<br />

*C.<br />

Nelson<br />

V. Hayes Cramb<br />

Bryan<br />

Joseph Higgins *Lee<br />

*Oren<br />

L.<br />

A.<br />

Gamble<br />

Oliver<br />

*Donald*Robert *J.<br />

R.<br />

Nelson<br />

Dunning Battle<br />

Bryan<br />

*Lee L. Gamble<br />

*Robert Battle<br />

Ira E. Parker *R. R. Clark<br />

*R. R. Clark<br />

*J. P. Foster *Jerry N. Tate<br />

*Jerry N. Tate<br />

Martin S. *William Roberts Raine<br />

*William Raine *Gale Robinson *Fred H. Gay, Jr.<br />

*Fred H. Gay, Jr.<br />

R. C. Derivaux *Hugh F. Smith, Jr.<br />

*Hugh F. Smith, Jr. *C. V. Cramb James A. Campbell<br />

James A. Campbell<br />

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

*W. A. Bryan *J. Nelson *Claude<br />

*Claude BryanG. G.<br />

Southall<br />

Southall<br />

Lee L. Gamble *Charles L. Cornelius<br />

*Charles L. Cornelius*Robert *W. Battle *W. B.<br />

B.<br />

Lawson<br />

Lawson<br />

R. R. Clark<br />

*W.<br />

*W.<br />

Bush<br />

Bush Herbert<br />

Herbert<br />

*Jerry N.<br />

*Gale<br />

*Gale Tate Robinson<br />

Robinson<br />

*Marshall<br />

*Marshall<br />

Hotchkiss<br />

Hotchkiss<br />

J.<br />

J.<br />

Dudley<br />

Dudley Phillips<br />

Phillips<br />

William Raine<br />

*Jess<br />

*Jess<br />

B.<br />

B.<br />

Templeton<br />

*Fred H.<br />

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

*M.<br />

Gay,<br />

*M.<br />

Norris<br />

Jr.<br />

Norris Jenkins<br />

Jenkins<br />

*T.<br />

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

A.<br />

A.<br />

Springfield James A.<br />

Springfield<br />

*James Campbell<br />

*James F.<br />

F.<br />

Scalf,<br />

Scalf,<br />

Jr.<br />

Jr.<br />

*James<br />

Charles L. *James<br />

G.<br />

Cornelius G. Stahlman<br />

Stahlman *Claude*William G. Southall<br />

*William B.<br />

B.<br />

Jones<br />

Jones<br />

*J.<br />

W. Bush Herbert<br />

*J.<br />

Clark<br />

Clark<br />

Akers *W. B. Lawson<br />

Akers<br />

Jack<br />

Jack<br />

C.<br />

C. Phelps<br />

Phelps<br />

*R.<br />

*R.<br />

E.<br />

E.<br />

Baulch *Gale Robinson<br />

Baulch<br />

*David P. P. Brumfield Brumfield<br />

Marshall *Thomas Hotchkiss<br />

*Thomas<br />

E.<br />

E.<br />

Doss<br />

Doss<br />

J. Dudley *Zack Phillips<br />

S. S. Parrish, Parrish, Sr. Sr.<br />

Jess B. Templeton Kerbela Kerbela Temple ‘28 ‘28 *M. Norris *Robert Jenkins E. Newman<br />

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

*James F. *George Scalf, Jr. Cook Cook<br />

James G. *S. Stahlman *S. N. N. Allen<br />

*William*R. *R. B. Parker Jones Graham<br />

J. Clark Akers *W. *W. B. B. Hager<br />

Jack C. Phelps H. H. Parker Toler<br />

R. E. Baulch *O. *O. Lynn Meek<br />

*David P. *R. Brumfield T. T. McNaney<br />

Thomas E. *Jack *Jack Doss Norman<br />

*Zack S. James Parrish, L. Ham Sr.<br />

erbela Temple<br />

*James ‘28<br />

J. J. Vaughn<br />

*Robert*Charles E. Newman H. H. Williams Williams<br />

*C.<br />

Maurice Weinberger<br />

*C. H. H. Smith<br />

William<br />

*George Cook<br />

D. Jones<br />

*Fred<br />

S. N. Allen<br />

C. C. Laskey<br />

John<br />

*R. Parker L.<br />

Graham<br />

Weaver, III<br />

*Ivo<br />

W. B. Hager<br />

A. A. Burton<br />

Gale<br />

H. Parker Toler<br />

B. Robinson<br />

*T.<br />

O. Lynn Meek<br />

*T. W. W. Bray, Jr.<br />

Joe<br />

*R. T. McNaney<br />

Bell<br />

*James R. Cox<br />

Ronny L. Greer<br />

Jack Norman *Paul R. R. Jarratt<br />

James L. Charles Ham<br />

E. Cardwell<br />

James J. Vaughn *J. *J. Sumpter Anderson<br />

Charles J. H. J. Franklin Williams “Jay” Scalf, III III<br />

C. H. Smith *Hugh W. Robertson<br />

William Conley D. Jones<br />

Dykes<br />

Fred C. Laskey *M. T. T. Gossett<br />

John L. Weaver, David Smith III<br />

Ivo A. Burton *Joe C. Carr<br />

Gale B. Robinson Jim Cain<br />

T. W. Bray, *James Jr. T. Hayes<br />

Joe Bell *Mike Martin<br />

James R. Cox *E. Lee Bennett<br />

Ronny L. *Johnny Greer Dudley<br />

Paul R. Jarratt *Orris E. E. Davis<br />

Charles David E. Cardwell Wantland<br />

J. Sumpter *Raymond AndersonH. Leathers J. Franklin Melvin “Jay” Meadows Scalf, III<br />

Hugh W.<br />

*Hilry<br />

Robertson<br />

H. Shaffer<br />

Conley Dykes<br />

Dennis Belford<br />

*James N. Stansell<br />

M. T. Gossett<br />

*James<br />

David<br />

N. David<br />

Smith<br />

Vaughn<br />

Stansell Carl E. Barnes<br />

Joe C. Carr<br />

Jim CainMike Van Sant<br />

James T. Hayes<br />

*Mike Martin Jeff Head<br />

E. Lee Bennett<br />

*Johnny Frank Dudley Hester<br />

Orris E. Davis<br />

David Wantland * Deceased<br />

Raymond H. Leathers Melvin Meadows<br />

Hilry H. Shaffer<br />

2<br />

* Deceased<br />

Dennis Belford<br />

*James N. David Vaughn<br />

Another busy month at Al Menah, visiting Shrine Clubs,<br />

Imperial meetings and parades. It was a great Al Menah<br />

turnout at the Erin Parade, and the crowd was great.<br />

There were thousands of people in green. Tammy<br />

and myself are looking forward to the Ball. We hope<br />

everyone can attend. Thank you for all you do to make<br />

Al Menah great.<br />


Horace Perkins, III<br />


From the desk of...<br />


<br />

Welcome to Spring! One of our most<br />

important events of the year is coming<br />

up-our annual Shrine Paper Sale the<br />

first weekend of May. This event is<br />

an excellent way to not only raise<br />

money for our hospitals but also get<br />

the word out about our awesome<br />

fraternity and potentially create interest<br />

in qualified men to become Shriners.<br />

It is not too early to be making plans<br />

for our annual Circus October 6-8. This is THE fundraiser of<br />

the year for our Temple so we will need everyone’s help to<br />

make it a success. It is always a good time to see the smiles of<br />

children and adults as they enjoy all the circus activities. Let<br />

me know what you can do to help!<br />

In addition, our Ringmaster Club has begun! The giftsgarment<br />

bags, soft shell Fez case, and reserved circus tickets<br />

are a must for every Shriner and his Lady. Contact me or Kenny<br />

Loftis to help fund our children’s matinee for the circus.<br />

The next few months promise to be busy ones! Help us help<br />

others and have fun in the process!<br />

Chief Rabban<br />

Randy Williams<br />


First, I would like to thank Harry Dunn and the<br />

LOH for a great time in Gatlinburg. Also,<br />


I<br />

<br />

want to give a BIG round of applause to<br />

the Al Menah Clowns and Clownettes<br />

for all the hard work in producing the<br />

Inaugural Shrine Clown Jamboree<br />

hosted by SESCA in Gatlinburg, TN.<br />

We had over 50 clowns in attendance<br />

and 36 competed; the competition<br />

and stakes were high, but the Al Menah<br />

Clowns, led by Captain Froggy Wilson,<br />

represented Al Menah proudly. They took home numerous<br />

awards and First Place for their unit skit. Great job!<br />

The star of the show was our very own James “Pokie”<br />

Buchanan. He took home 1st place in Senior at the very young<br />

age of 90! He is an inspiration to us all. Just a few days earlier,<br />

he was traveling home from a clown meeting and was involved<br />

in a automobile accident. By the grace of God, he was able<br />

to walk away and compete just four days later. He knows the<br />

reason why Shriners do what we do, it is for the kids and that<br />

never gets old!<br />

We want to say thank you to the Potentate Ball Committee<br />

for all their hard work and planning. It was a great time by all<br />

and the place looked fabulous as always.<br />

Hope to see everyone soon as we travel the Middle Tennessee<br />

area.<br />

Assistant Rabban<br />

Scott Jones<br />


<br />

From the land of High Priesting<br />

and worthless Profiting comes the<br />

following report: I traveled the<br />

lonely and dangerous road past<br />

the unit rooms and found a bunch<br />

of nobles I haven’t seen at the<br />

temple much over the last 2 years.<br />

Greeters had a big crowd; Flying<br />

Fezz had 9 pilots in the same room;<br />

even the Director’s Staff had 10 guys<br />

on hand and they don’t even meet that<br />

night. Matter of fact, I got nothing but praise from those<br />

guys for the temple going back to the current format. I<br />

guess we have to put that decision in the win column for the<br />

possumtate. I hate the idea of that throwback being right<br />

about something but I guess there’s a first for everything.<br />

Come see for yourself--it’s a miracle!! Happy tax day,<br />

High Priest and Prophet<br />

Donnie Drayton<br />


What an exciting month full of fun and<br />

fellowship. Al Menah participated in<br />

the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade<br />

in Erin, TN and just when you<br />

thought the crowds couldnt get any<br />

larger, they managed to squeeze a<br />


few more in.<br />

The Potentate’s Ball provided just<br />

as much excitement. Shriners and<br />

friends filled our auditorium and unit<br />

rooms, and all in attendance had a great time. Thank<br />

you to all those who gave of their time to ensure this<br />

event was a success.<br />

I trust you have made plans to work our annual Paper<br />

Sale the first weekend of May. The great thing about the<br />

Paper Sale being the first weekend of May every single<br />

year is it helps us all remember to keep our schedules<br />

clear of any distractions for this one weekend so that we<br />

may give our all to supporting our hospitals. The Paper<br />

Sale Caravan will be traveling soon and visiting with the<br />

Ambassadors and Nobles as we prepare for this annual<br />

event. Hope to see you out there fulfilling your obligation.<br />

As always, thank you for all you do for Al Menah,<br />

Shriners International, and Shriners Hospitals for<br />

Children.<br />

It’s an honor to be a Shriner, especially an Al Menah<br />

Shriner. Let us remind ourselves daily that we are each<br />

working towards the same goal. We may be successful<br />

individually, but we will be Triumphant as a team!<br />

Oriental Guide<br />

Vernon Blackburn 3<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 />


Dash Plates Awarded To All Entries<br />

Trophies To Be Given For All Classes<br />

Special Awards:<br />

Potentate’s Trophy<br />

Original Best of Show<br />

Modified Best of Show<br />

Ladies Choice<br />

Farthest Traveled<br />

Oldest or Most Unusual Vehicle<br />

Club Participation<br />

14 Acre Show Site<br />

At<br />

Al Menah Shrine Center<br />

1354 Brick Church Pike<br />

Nashville, TN 37207<br />

Exit 87, Trinity Lane<br />

Call for directions<br />

615-226-7766<br />

Gates open at 7:30am<br />

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

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

“RAIN or SHINE”<br />

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

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

Class Sponsorships are available<br />

Kids Model Car Show is $5.00<br />

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

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

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

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

6<br />

Make all checks payable to:<br />

Al Menah Shriners<br />

Attn: Car Show<br />

P.O. Box 78545<br />

Nashville, TN 37207<br />

For More Information:<br />

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

Or<br />

Keary D. Fleenor: 615-289-8272


CeNter<br />

NeWS<br />

Clowns<br />

It’s been a busy month for the Fabulous Al<br />

Menah Clowns with the SESCA Mid Winter<br />

and Erin St. Patricks Day parade.<br />

Al Menah had a great turnout for the<br />

SESCA Mid-Winter convention and clown<br />

competition. Held this year as the “<strong>2018</strong><br />

Shrine Clown Jamboree” in Gatlinburg,<br />

we took home a lot of trophies. Our Unit<br />

Skit took first place. In Whiteface competition<br />

James “Puzzles” Chambers took first<br />

place and Charlie “Hot Rod” Jackson took<br />

second. James “Pokie” Buchanan took first<br />

place in Senior competition. In Character<br />

Jim “Snips” Lee placed third. Auguste saw<br />

Geoff “Sticks” King take second and Kenny<br />

“Sparky” Loftis placed third. Our very<br />

own Captain Frank “Froggy” Wilson won<br />

first place Tramp with Ronnie “Useless”<br />

Brown at second and P.P. Dennis “Chip”<br />

Belford taking third. We had a first place<br />

Rookie with Jason “Doaky” Thomas. In<br />

Single Balloon competition Jim “Snips”<br />

Lee took third and in Multiple Balloon<br />

Geoff “Sticks” King took third. The Individual<br />

Skit was won by Jim “Snips” Lee<br />

coming in first. The Two Man Skit competition<br />

saw James “Puzzles” Chambers & Jim<br />

“Snips” Lee coming in at first, P.P. Dennis<br />

“Chip” Belford & Danny “Slapstick” Gentry<br />

at second and Frank “Froggy” Wilson<br />

& Ronnie “Useless” Brown taking third. In<br />

Paradeability James “Puzzles” Chambers<br />

took first and Frank “Froggy” Wilson at<br />

third. A big thank you to this years SESCA<br />

President Scott “Joker” Jones for hosting<br />

a fantastic competition. The rules were<br />

changed allowing card-carrying Shrine<br />

clowns from outside our region and the<br />

turnout was excellent. Competition was<br />

fierce, Al Menah prevailed, and we got<br />

a chance to meet quite a few new clown<br />

brothers.<br />

As always, thank you to all of<br />

you for what you do to support<br />

our children’s hospitals. Please<br />

keep<br />

8<br />

those that are sick and unable to attend our<br />

events in your prayers.<br />

Keep on Clowning!<br />

Jim “Snips” Lee<br />

Secretary<br />

Director’s Staff<br />

The first quarter of the year has been<br />

one filled with enthusiasm and excitement.<br />

Our stated meeting numbers are growing<br />

with the attendance hitting close to a 50%<br />

increase in member turnout. Keep in mind<br />

that our stated meetings are the 4 th Tuesday<br />

of every month with the social hour beginning<br />

at 5:30.<br />

Yes there have been a few surprises with<br />

the cancellation of the onion sales and the<br />

opportunity to attend either the Fun Fest<br />

or the Dixie Association Convention in<br />

March. Those members that have worked<br />

for the Director Staff raising funds, helping<br />

at the circus etc. will receive their allowance<br />

towards helping with their rooms at<br />

one of the events.<br />

All those that signed up for the Potentates<br />

Ball at the end of the month, March 23 and<br />

24 enjoyed some very exciting evenings<br />

full of friendship, with the Hospitality<br />

Room at the Maxwell House both days.<br />

We were very proud of our decorated unit<br />

room, thank you Directorettes.<br />

There are several dates to keep in mind:<br />

May 3-6 - paper sale<br />

June 23 -John Dudley Fishing Tournament<br />

on Old Hickory Lake<br />

July 15- 19The Imperial Session in<br />

Daytona Beach, FL.<br />

Sept 20 -The Director’s staff Golf<br />

Tournament, place to be determined<br />

As you can imagine with the cancellation<br />

of the onion sales we will need to strive to<br />

obtain fund raising. Any new ideas would<br />

be greatly appreciated.<br />

Please note these dates, plan to attend,<br />

and help out as needed.<br />

Fred Lysak<br />

Lt Directors Staff<br />

Shrine Club News<br />

Hendersonville Shrine Club<br />

This is a great time of the year to be a<br />

Shriner. Lots of activities. Our Potentate<br />

Ball on Saturday, March 24th, our Patient<br />

Easter Party on Saturday, March 31st, and<br />

our biggest and most important event is the<br />

Paper Sale on May 2nd through May 6th<br />

followed by Fun Fest in Pigeon Forge May<br />

10th through May 12th.<br />

We all know the Paper Sale is our biggest<br />

fundraiser of the year for our Hospitals and<br />

our kids. If you live in our area and can<br />

help sell papers on any of the days mentioned,<br />

call me, Boyd Parnell at 615-598-<br />

1339. We need your help.<br />

Our club meets on the fourth Monday of<br />

each month and our next meeting will be<br />

Monday, April 23rd. We meet at the Black<br />

Eye Pea at 164 East Main Street in Hendersonville.<br />

We meet at 6:00pm for fellowship<br />

and food and our meeting starts at 7:00pm.<br />

Our club needs new workers and new<br />

members. Come and visit our club. See if<br />

you might want to be a member.<br />

In closing, remember our Paper Sale, our<br />

Hospitals and kids. Keep those who are<br />

sick and those who have lost a loved one,<br />

our country, our troops and our temple in<br />

your prayers.<br />

Boyd Parnell<br />

President<br />

Williamson County Shrine Club<br />

By the time you see this article our club<br />

will be getting organized for the paper sale.<br />

This year it will be May 3-4-5-&6.<br />

I hope you plan to help! This is what<br />

we are all about, bringing in Dollars for the<br />

Shriners Hospitals for Children. Remember,<br />

we can sell Plaques all year long. We<br />

have lots of Plaques and stickers so just let<br />

us know how many you need?<br />

Some of our WCSC Motor Division<br />

attended the Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade<br />

last Saturday. Don’t forget about the<br />

Franklin Rodeo Parade coming up on May<br />

12. We will have breakfast hospitality at<br />

Hiram Lodge beginning at about 9:00am.<br />

The lineup is at 11:00am at the Franklin<br />

Special School District Headquarters on<br />

Hwy 96 West, with the parade beginning<br />

at High Noon. We hope you can come and<br />

participate in the Famous Franklin Rodeo<br />

Parade this year.<br />

If you don’t belong to a club already,<br />

come on down and visit with us on the third<br />

Thursday at Logan’s Steakhouse – 6:00 pm.<br />

Please Note That we will be Dark in<br />

June and July. We are looking for new<br />

members. You can visit us and see if you<br />

might want to join? Please remember to<br />

thank God, every day for the freedom we<br />

enjoy in this Great Country!<br />

Butch Mays,<br />

WCSC Ambassador

Once a patient, now a nurse<br />

Medical journey at Shriners Hospitals for Children shapes employees career choice<br />

At age 11, Kandace Stratton was diagnosed by her pediatrician with<br />

adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and referred to Shriners Hospitals for<br />

Children Medical Center — Lexington for treatment. The pediatric<br />

orthopaedic surgeon recommended that Kandace be fitted by the<br />

orthotics and prosthetics department for a thoracolumbrosacral orthosis<br />

(TLSO) brace. A TLSO is the most common type of brace worn for<br />

scoliosis. The brace is made of plastic and is contoured to conform to the<br />

body. This close-fitting brace is almost invisible under clothes, as it fits<br />

under the arms and around the rib cage, lower back and hips. Kandace<br />

wore the TLSO brace for 23 hours a day for two years. At the end of the<br />

two years, Kandace underwent two major spinal fusion surgeries within<br />

four months.<br />

Kandace spent a great deal of her teenage years as a Shriners Hospitals for Children patient. At the<br />

time, she didn’t realize how her medical journey would one day shape her career choice. Kandace and<br />

her family were very thankful and impressed by the level of care that she received, which led to<br />

Kandace choosing to pursue nursing school. “I have always loved children and felt as though I could<br />

relate to patients since I was one!” said Kandace. Kandace received her nursing assistant certificate in<br />

May 2009, and was hired at the then Lexington Shriners Hospital, working on the inpatient unit while<br />

she continued to work on obtaining her nursing degree. For the next few years, she worked at a job<br />

she loved preparing for the career she would love. In May 2012, Kandace graduated from nursing<br />

school. As a registered nurse, she worked the same shift as she had for three years as an aide.<br />

“God’s plan for my life was to be a voice to these amazing children I am privileged to care for. I<br />

try and use my experience as a patient to help these children and teens through their recovery,” said<br />

Kandace. “At 14, I was too young to realize it, but I now know why my medical journey led me<br />

here. Shriners Hospital is a special place and I hold it dear. I am blessed that God brought me back<br />

where my heart will always belong.” Lexington Shriners Hospital transitioned to a new model of care<br />

in April 2017, and was renamed Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center. The facility now<br />

operates as a 100 percent outpatient pediatric orthopaedic medical center. The move provided<br />

Kandace with an opportunity to shift from an RN on the inpatient unit to PACU. In addition to caring<br />

for children as an RN, she contacts all patients scheduled for surgery at the ambulatory surgery center<br />

several days prior, to provide specific details and answer any questions. Kandace was recently filmed<br />

by Lexington Shriners Medical Center as the host of the pre-operative surgery video that will be<br />

made available to all patients and families preparing for surgery.<br />

“We have such a wonderful history of countless success stories, of brave and brilliant children who<br />

come to us with a variety of medical needs. They move on to have successful and healthy lives of<br />

their own. Sometimes, such as with Kandace, we are lucky to have them return and give back their<br />

professionalism and love to the very organization that cured them,” said Elizabeth Martin, RN,<br />

manager of surgical services and infection preventionist at Lexington Shriners Medical Center. “We<br />

are blessed to have Kandace a part of the Shriners Hospitals for Children organization.”<br />



Al Menah Clowns invite you to join us<br />

Monday May 21 st<br />

for a fun & exciting day of Golf at<br />

Nashboro Village Golf Course<br />

Registration starts at 10 AM<br />

Lunch provided starting at 11:00<br />

Shotgun start 12:30 pm<br />

$65 per Man / $260 per team when accompanying<br />

your entry form.<br />

Deadline for entry form is May 10, <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

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

Name:<br />

Name:<br />

Name:<br />

Name:<br />

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

support, with entire amount going to the Hospitals.<br />

Sponsorships are: $100.00<br />

Including a sign at a hole & Plaque showing your support for the Hospitals.<br />

So PLEASE let us know if you or your business wishes to donate to the Shrine<br />

Hospitals via a hole sponsorship and include it with your entry!<br />

Make checks payable to Al Menah Clowns.<br />

Please mail your application & check with your team players or sponsorship<br />

information to: Al Menah Golf Day<br />

4235 Hermitage Rd.<br />

Old Hickory, TN 37137<br />

For more info contact Maurice Smith @ 615-513-7643<br />

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


Congratulations go to Parker Toler for winning the Marlin .22 rifle at the<br />

February Stated Meeting! Be sure to attend the March meeting for your chance to<br />

win a 20-gauge turkey shotgun!!”<br />

Notices<br />

PATIENTS Easter Egg Hunt<br />

Reminder<br />



We'll need lots of support from Al Menah Nobles as there will be activities for the Patients,<br />

Clown skits, balloon tying,<br />

STATED<br />

games, lunch, maybe<br />


a visit from an Easter Bunny or 2, and other<br />

goodies.<br />

As in our annual Christmas Party, we're asking the Ladies of Al Menah to please bring finger<br />

<strong>APRIL</strong> 17, <strong>2018</strong> AT 7:30PM<br />

desserts such as cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. As in past years, this party is for our Hospital<br />

Patients no Nobel siblings, grandchildren, et al. so that all attention is directed to our Patients.<br />

(Captain’s Meeting at 5:30pm<br />

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

Wes Frye<br />


SAVE the DATE : JULY 18, <strong>2018</strong><br />

Patsy and I would like to personally invite each of you to attend<br />

and participate in the pageant and installation of the<br />

Imperial Potentate on July 18, <strong>2018</strong> in Daytona Beach, FL.<br />

We are so proud to represent our Al Menah family and<br />

would be honored by your presence.<br />

— Jim Cain, Imperial Chief Rabban<br />

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

Apr. 2-6 Paper Sale Caravan<br />

From the Imperial Chief Rabban<br />

Apr 7 Mule Day Parade - Columbia, TN<br />

TL/U 10:00Am - S/O 11:00 Am<br />

Apr. 13-14 Rainbow Girls Event @ AM<br />

Apr. 13-14 Scottish Rite Reunion<br />

Apr. 17 Stated Meeting<br />

Apr. 20-21 Scottish Rite Reunion<br />

JULY 18, <strong>2018</strong><br />

Patsy Apr. 22 and Gospel I would Singing @ AMlike to personally invite each Daytona of you Beach, to Fl attend and<br />

July 24 Captain’s Meeting Only – 6:00 Pm<br />

participate MAY<br />

in the pageant and installation of the Imperial Potentate on July<br />

May 3 – 6 Paper Sale<br />

AUGUST<br />

18, <strong>2018</strong> in Daytona Beach, FL. We are so proud to represent our Al Menah<br />

May 10-12 Fun Fest - Pigeon Forge<br />

Aug. 16-18 Southeastern Shrine Association<br />

family<br />

May 12<br />

and<br />

Strawberry<br />

would<br />

Festival Parade<br />

be honored by your presence.<br />

Pigeon Forge, Tn<br />

Portland – L/U 3:00 - S/O 4:00 PM<br />

May 15 Stated Meeting<br />

May 17-20 Dixie Association Convention<br />

Panama City<br />

Upcoming events<br />



JUNE<br />

June 2 Ladies Brunch<br />

June 19 Captain’s Meeting Only @ 6:00Pm<br />

June 23 Casino Party @ Amt<br />

JULY<br />

July 8-14 Demolay Conclave<br />

July 15-19 Imperial Session –<br />

Aug. 21<br />

Stated Meeting<br />

Jim Cain, Aug. 24-25 Imperial Divan Weekend Chief Rabban<br />

Cincinnati Shrine Hospital<br />


10th Annual<br />

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

John David Dudley Fishing Tournament<br />

SATURDAY JUNE 23, <strong>2018</strong><br />

Sanders Ferry Park (Hendersonville, TN)<br />


*Registration will start at 4:00am*<br />

Starting number/positions determined by registration number.<br />





.<br />


*Make checks payable to Al Menah Fishing Tournament*<br />

Master Card and Visa accepted prior to tournament date.<br />


Payback 10% of the Field.<br />

Come on out and have a great time and support a great cause!<br />

Stick around after the tournament and be included in our raffle.<br />

Hundreds of great door prizes will be raffled off!!<br />

WEIGH-IN conducted by: C&O Tournament Team<br />

Contact:<br />

Jeff Head<br />

615-480-4844<br />

615-310-9009<br />

jeffhead2016@yahoo.com<br />

jeff@jarvissigns.com<br />

Contact:<br />

Dennis Belford<br />

615-305-4559<br />

pbelford@bellsouth.net<br />

All contributions are tax deductible as a charitable contribution.<br />



NOTICe:<br />

ALL communications<br />

for the Shriner<br />

should be sent to<br />

editor.amsc@gmail.com<br />


Jerry Wayne Bain<br />

Nashville<br />

01/1/55 – 03/13/18<br />

Nobles Nobles Visited Visited By By<br />

The Black The Black Camel Camel<br />

William Scott Nelson<br />

Readyville<br />

10/30/39 – 03/8/18<br />


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


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



TN TN 37207 37207<br />

www.almenahshriners.org<br />

Nonprofit<br />

Organization<br />

U.S. U.S. POSTAGE<br />

PAID<br />

Nashville,<br />

Nashville,<br />

TN<br />

TN<br />

Permit No. 1731<br />

Permit No. 1731<br />

Edwin Morton Carter, Jr<br />

Hermitage<br />

10/21/30 – 02/11/18<br />

Albert Loren Jaynes<br />

Hendersonville<br />

06/5/35 – 02/27/18<br />

Fred Amos Joyner<br />

Springfield<br />

08/12/30 – 02/15/18<br />

Charles H. Scalf<br />

Hermitage<br />

06/13/27 – 02/25/18<br />

Thomas Ervin Templeton<br />

Crossville<br />

10/27/39 – 03/7/18<br />

Shane Wesley Usleton<br />

Manchester<br />

08/7/88 – 03/13/18<br />

DEADLINE FOR MAY <strong>SHRINER</strong> IS <strong>APRIL</strong> 19 TH , <strong>2018</strong>

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