Magazine of activities for Al Menah Shriners for May through August 2018

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

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

INSIDE<br />


ISSUE Page 2<br />

Potentate’s Message<br />

Page 3<br />

Divan Messages<br />

Page 4<br />

Ladies<br />

Shopping Feztival<br />

Page 6<br />

Al Mehnah Car Show<br />

Page 7<br />

Annual Open House <strong>2018</strong><br />

Shriners Hospitals<br />

Page 8<br />

Center News<br />

Page 9<br />

Divan Day Weekend<br />

50th Anniversary<br />

Celebration<br />

Page 10<br />

<strong>2018</strong> Shriners<br />

Public Relations<br />

Conference<br />

Page 11<br />

Al Menah Clowns<br />

Golf Tournament<br />

Al Menah Upcoming Events<br />

Clown Golf – May 21<br />

Fishing Tournament – June 23<br />

Casino Party - June 23<br />

Imperial Session – July 13-19<br />

Jim Cain Election<br />

Ladies Brunch - June 2<br />

Page 12<br />

Notices<br />

Page 14<br />

<strong>2018</strong> Ringmaster Club<br />

SESA - August 16-18th<br />

Page 15<br />

Imperial Cruise<br />

Back Page<br />

Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session<br />

Car Show – Sept 29

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 />

First of all, a big congrats goes out to Kenny “Sparky”<br />

Loftis on winning the 22 rifle at the Stated Meeting, and<br />

remember at the May Stated Meeting I will be giving<br />


Thanks to everyone for showing up to the Stated<br />

Meetings. We have been having great crowds.<br />

The Potentate’s Ball was great! Tammy and myself<br />

will always be indebted to each of you. A HUGE thanks<br />

to Jimmy Hedgepath (Rene), Jeff Head (Kim) and Past<br />

Potentate Dennis Belford (Paula) and the committee for<br />

the beautiful job, and the bar was unbelievable!<br />

fter the Ball, it only got busier… Grand Lodge<br />

started, Maundy Thursday, and the Patient’s Easter Egg<br />

Party. It was a great time watching our children laughing<br />

and having fun. Thanks to the committee and clowns!<br />

And then the Paper Sale Caravan started and it was<br />

another busy week.<br />

Don’t forget the Dixie Convention in Panama City,<br />

Imperial Session in Daytona Beach and the Southeastern<br />

Convention in Pigeon Forge. April has the information in<br />

the office.<br />

Don’t forget to start selling circus ads.<br />


Horace Perkins, III<br />


From the desk of...<br />


<br />

I encourage everyone to visit the web site at the<br />

end of my article for information about our<br />

Al Menah Shrine Circus. Many of you may<br />

not know the history of this annual event<br />

or that it has been held at the old Sulphur<br />

Dell Baseball Park (now rebuilt and the<br />

new home of our Nashville Sounds!), the<br />

Tennessee State Fairgrounds Coliseum, and<br />

it’s present home the Nashville Municipal<br />

Auditorium.<br />

Some of us will never forget the 1998 circus,<br />

which managed to continue despite the tornado that hit downtown<br />

Nashville on the first day of the circus! This event gives everyone an<br />

opportunity for good old fashioned and clean family entertainment<br />

and since the closure of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and<br />

Bailey Circus in 2017 we are literally the only show like it in town!<br />

I hope that everyone is making plans for October 5-7 for this year’s<br />

big show! We will need all Nobles to make this circus a success.<br />

Be sure and join our <strong>2018</strong> Ringmaster Club where for $130 you<br />

will be given 4 reserved circus tickets, a men’s soft side travel FEZ<br />

case and a men’s travel garment bag. For only $40, the ladies can<br />

have their own travel garment bag. We will need everyone to sell ads<br />

for our program and purchase your Nobility tickets.<br />

Most of all, we need all Nobles to attend with their families. Be<br />

sure and let me know what part you would like to play in making<br />

this major fundraiser for our Temple one of the best ever!<br />

Check out http://www.nashvilleshrinecircus.com/!<br />

Chief Rabban<br />

Randy Williams<br />



Our annual paper sale is underway, and I hope<br />

everyone is having great weather. Remember...<br />

you can raise paper sale money all year<br />

through plaque sales, auctions, road blocks<br />

and many other ways, just to name a few.<br />

Al Menah has always done a great job<br />

raising funds for our hospitals!<br />

On Sunday, May 20, <strong>2018</strong>, our Shriners<br />

Hospitals for Children Medical Center in<br />

Lexington, KY is having an annual open<br />

house. If you have never had the opportunity<br />

to attend, this would be a great time to do so. We<br />

all work so hard to provide the funding for our healthcare system, so<br />

if you have the chance, then go and see the miracles that happen every<br />

day at our facilities.<br />

Just a reminder... May 15th is our next stated meeting before we<br />

go dark in June and July. Hope to see everyone at the next meeting.<br />

Always remember as we go around visiting the Blue Lodges to<br />

promote our philanthropy “Shriners Hospitals for Children” and our<br />

fraternity. Our brothers can also promote our cause and refer children<br />

to the hospitals. There will always be a child that we can help.<br />

Assistant Rabban<br />

Scott Jones<br />


<br />

Looks like I will have to admit one of my<br />

predictions was wrong. As a Prophet,<br />

that’s hard to do, but the truth is the<br />

Clowns won the room contest at<br />

the Potentate’s Ball. I should say<br />

the “Clown ladies” won the contest<br />

since the Clowns themselves have<br />

a hard time finding the room, much<br />

less decorating the thing.... Speaking<br />

of Clowns - if you have time, ask PP<br />

Dennis Belford about his special title,<br />

bestowed on his person by the Nobles of the<br />

Clarksville Shrine Club. I’ll give you a hint: small, pink, round,<br />

slimy and it has antlers... He can tell you the whole story.<br />

Remember fellows, the paper sale is a time when the world<br />

sees Shriners for what we really are or not. Take some time and<br />

collect some money for the children. It will be good for your<br />

heart and soul to work a couple of days for the less fortunate.<br />

Come see us in May, last meeting before we go dark for the<br />

summer.<br />

High Priest and Prophet<br />

Donnie Drayton<br />


It’s Paper Sale time in Tennessee! I trust<br />

each of you have made plans with your<br />

unit or club to work the upcoming Paper<br />

Sale May 03-06.<br />

The month of May holds many<br />


opportunities for you to get involved<br />

and enjoy some fun and fellowship<br />

with your fellow Nobles. A few of<br />

the upcoming events are Fun Fest in<br />

Gatlinburg, Dixie Shrine Association<br />

Convention in Panama City, and the Al<br />

Menah Clowns road trip to the Greenville Hospital for a tour of<br />

this great facility.<br />

If you haven’t yet made plans to be in Daytona for Imperial<br />

Session you should do so soon as time is running out. This is a<br />

great opportunity for all of Al Menah to show their support of<br />

Imperial Sir Jim Cain.<br />

Thank you for all that you do in support of our great fraternity<br />

and the life changing medical care Shriners provide.<br />

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care<br />

of itself. - Henry Ford<br />

Oriental Guide<br />

Vernon Blackburn<br />

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 />

Make all checks payable to:<br />

Al Menah Shriners<br />

Attn: Car Show<br />

P.O. Box 78545<br />

Nashville, TN 37207<br />

For More Information:<br />

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

Or<br />

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



CeNter<br />

NeWS<br />

Clowns<br />

It looks like spring is finally here and the<br />

Fabulous Al Menah Clowns had a busy<br />

April and looks like May will keep us busy<br />

also.<br />

We started off April with our Annual<br />

Easter Egg hunt on the 1st. It was a great<br />

success, open to the patients and their families.<br />

We took pictures, made balloons and<br />

put on several skits to entertain everyone.<br />

On April 7th we entertained for a Downs<br />

Syndrome event held at the Shrine Center<br />

doing what we do best, take pictures, make<br />

balloons and made friends with some of the<br />

sweetest kids you’ll ever meet. It was just<br />

an honor to be a part of this great event.<br />

May will be busy with the Paper Sale,<br />

the most important event that Shriners take<br />

part in. We also look forward to our annual<br />

Clown Hospital Trip, May 18th through the<br />

20th, to Greenville, SC.<br />

One of our favorite upcoming events<br />

to look forward to is the Annual Clown<br />

Golf tournament to be held May 21st. Put<br />

together a team and have a good time for a<br />

worthwhile cause.<br />

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

what you do to support our children’s hospitals.<br />

Please keep those that are sick and<br />

unable to attend our events in your prayers.<br />

Keep on Clowning!!<br />

Jim “Snips” Lee<br />

Secretary<br />

Director’s Staff<br />

After having celebrated the resurrection<br />

of Jesus and being full of Easter Candy<br />

we now turn our thoughts towards May<br />

Flowers.<br />

Our Unit continues to bring in new<br />

members and we are constantly<br />

looking forward to our regular<br />

8<br />

members coming out to the festive board<br />

and our meetings.<br />

We have several new ideas being presented<br />

and would appreciate everyone contributing<br />

their thoughts and ideas.<br />

One of the main concerns is with the<br />

cancellation of the Onion Sales we need<br />

ways to generate operating capitol. Please<br />

put your thinking caps on, all ideas are<br />

appreciated.<br />

We are also starting to work towards the<br />

fall ceremony with repairing our stunts and<br />

adding some new ones to make the second<br />

section as memorable as possible for not<br />

only the new candidates but also the sponsors<br />

of the same.<br />

A couple events that have taken place and<br />

were enjoyed by those that could make it<br />

were;<br />

1. April 7 the Mule Day Parade at Columbia<br />

2. April 22 The Old fashion Southern<br />

Gospel at the Temple<br />

3. May 3-6 the Paper Sale<br />

Several dates to keep in mind:<br />

• May 12 there are two parades one<br />

in Portland (Strawberry) and one in<br />

Franklin (Rodeo)<br />

• June 2 parade in Old Hickory (Centennial)<br />

• June 23 The John Dudley Fishing<br />

Tournament Old Hickory Lake<br />

• July 4 parade in Greenbrier<br />

• July 15-19 Imperial Session Daytona<br />

Beach FL.<br />

• Sept 20 the Directors Staff Golf Tournament<br />

First weekend in Oct The Circus is<br />

coming and the Ringmaster packages are<br />

available.<br />

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

and help out as needed.<br />

Fred Lysak<br />

Lt Directors Staff<br />

Legion of Honor<br />

While a small unit, the LOH has been very<br />

busy with the presentation of Colors. The<br />

Legion presented at the Potentate’s Ball,<br />

and the Potentate’s Easter Patients’ Easter<br />

Egg Hunt. The presentations were well<br />

received by both groups.<br />

Coupled with this, the Legion also<br />

presented Colors at Columbia’s Mule Days.<br />

The weather was cold and the wind strong,<br />

but the Legion carried on!<br />

Again the crowd was very receptive, and<br />

cheered on the Legionaires.<br />

The Legion continues to receive a large<br />

number of presentation requests due to the<br />

fact that it is one of the few units available<br />

for public presentations. As all of Al Menah<br />

is excited about the raising of Imperial<br />

Sir Jim Cain to be Imperial Potentate, the<br />

Legion is preparing for<br />

a formal International Standards presentation<br />

in Daytona. Nobles Singleton and<br />

Steele are taking the unit through its paces.<br />

As Memorial Day approaches, requests<br />

are coming in, and the Legion will be very<br />

active on that week end. Also, assignments<br />

are being made<br />

to sell Papers on Paper Sale week end, the<br />

first week end in May.<br />

Significant internal changes are occurring<br />

within the Legion, and more information<br />

will be available shortly. Any Honorably<br />

Discharged Shriner can be a member<br />

of the Legion - check into it!!!!<br />

Art De Vooght<br />

Commander <strong>2018</strong><br />

Provost Guard<br />

The Provost Guard lost a good man,<br />

brother and Shriner last month. Brother<br />

Jerry Bain. Keep the Bain family in your<br />

prayers.<br />

The Provost Guard Competition team<br />

will be competing in May at Dixie in Panama<br />

City Beach Fla.<br />

Looking to bring back some more<br />

trophy’s and support Al Menah Temple.<br />

Again this year.<br />

Secretary<br />

Ken Loftis<br />

Shrine Club News<br />

Hendersonville Shrine Club<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 />




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 />


Notices<br />

A Noble and Patient View<br />

Hello Nobles<br />

I would like to apologize for my leaving the stated<br />

meeting on 2/20/18. I tend to get emotional when<br />

the hospital system comes up for debate or in general<br />

conversation within the temple.<br />

Some of you know my history within the Shriners.<br />

See I am a former Patient of Shriners Hospital Lexington<br />

for 12 or 13 years. Given my history I have a unique perspective<br />

on the Hospital system. Every Shriner knows<br />

and understands the life changing effect of the care the<br />

hospitals give to our kids and their families. But I want<br />

to let you know that if it wasn’t for Lexington Shriners<br />

hospital I would not be the man I am today. I wouldn’t<br />

be able to Work, Drive, or even Walk.<br />

More About the<br />

Ladies Extravaganza<br />

Get ready everyone! After six fantastic years, we are<br />

anxiously planning our 7th Annual Ladies Extravaganza<br />

to benefit our Shrine Center. It will be held at Al<br />

Menah Shrine Center on Saturday, November 3, <strong>2018</strong><br />

and doors open from 9 am to 2 pm.<br />

Our goal is to fill the floor space with vendors offering<br />

beautiful crafts, jewelry, handbags, lotions etc.<br />

as well as our absolutely gorgeous tablescapes and<br />

treescapes. This year we hope to add centerpieces and<br />

wreaths as well. Breakfast is provided by the Legion of<br />

Honor and lunch is provided by the Rainbow Girls.<br />

I wouldn’t be a Freemason let alone be a Shriner.<br />

My life and the life of my family was forever changed<br />

due to a Nameless Noble almost 30 years ago sponsored<br />

a toddler.<br />

When I was 7 years old I saw a portrait of a I.P. in<br />

the hospital. With an Apron adorning his suit. That’s<br />

when I decided to become a Mason when I came of<br />

age and was able.<br />

I guess you could call this an explanation article or<br />

a feel good article, both I believe would be correct. To<br />

each his own.<br />

In closing I will leave you with a phase I’m pretty<br />

sure I heard somewhere “Every Shriner should wear<br />

the Fez with equal pleasure to himself and Honor to<br />

the Order”<br />

Joe Atchley<br />

We will also have a tasty bake sale. Parking and admission<br />

is both free and this event is open to the public.<br />

We will also have entertainment and lot of door<br />

prize.<br />

We are very excited as the committee is hard at<br />

work to plan this year’s event. We want to get the word<br />

out to as man people as possible in hopes of having an<br />

“over the top” event. We need everyone to help spread<br />

the word!!!<br />

If you are interested in sponsoring a tablescape, Christmas<br />

tree, donating, becoming a vendor, or volunteering<br />

please contact Renee Bolden at (615) 713-7311 or<br />

Beth Williams at (615) 336-2236.<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 />


Chief Rabban Randy Williams & Lady Beth<br />

invite you to join the <strong>2018</strong> Ringmaster Club<br />

Men’s membership is $130 which includes<br />

• Four Reserved Seats for the Circus<br />

• A Soft Shell Fez case,<br />

• A men’s travel suit bag<br />

Shriner’s Lady will receive a travel dress<br />

bag of their own for an additional $40<br />

Contact the Center office for more information.<br />




14<br />

Imperial Cruise 2019

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 />





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*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 />


Nobles Visited Nobles By Visited By<br />

The Black Camel The Black Camel<br />

William Ernest Boyte<br />

Nashville<br />

6/25/35 – 3/23/18<br />

James Barney Hulsey<br />

Greenbrier<br />

11/16/34 – 4/3/18<br />

Alvin Thomas Murray<br />

Hendersonville<br />

8/1/29 – 4/6/18<br />

James Earl Rigsby<br />

Eagleville<br />

3/18/33 – 4/11/18<br />

Nonprofit<br />


Organization<br />

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

U.S. POSTAGE<br />

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

PAID<br />


P. O. Box 78545<br />

Nashville, TN<br />

P. O. Box 78545<br />

Permit No. 1731<br />

NASHVILLE, TN 37207<br />

NASHVILLE, TN 37207<br />

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

Nonprofit<br />

Organization<br />

U.S. POSTAGE<br />

PAID<br />

Nashville, TN<br />

Permit No. 1731<br />

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ISSUE<br />

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Potentate’s<br />

Message<br />

AL MENAH<br />

P.O. BOX 7854<br />

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Al<br />

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NEXT <strong>SHRINER</strong> WILL BE AUGUST <strong>2018</strong>, DEADLINE JULY 18, Divan 2108<br />

Messages<br />

PAGES 4<br />

Notices<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

C<br />

Hora<br />

L<br />

PAGE 5<br />

From Lady Tracy<br />

Dedication<br />

Ceremony<br />

PAGE 6-7<br />

Unit News<br />

PAGE 7<br />

Membership Notice<br />

High<br />

Scott J<br />

PAGE 11<br />

Message From<br />

PR Chairman<br />


Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session<br />


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