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

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

INSIDE<br />

INSIDE<br />

THIS Page 2<br />

ISSUE<br />

Potentate’s Message<br />

Page 3<br />

Divan Messages<br />

Page 4<br />

Ladies Shopping Feztival<br />

Page 5<br />

Imperial Potentate<br />

Message<br />

Page 6<br />

Al Menah Car Show<br />

Page 7<br />

Divan Day Weekend<br />

50th Anniversary<br />

Celebration<br />

Page 8<br />

Hospital Board Chairman<br />

Message<br />

Page 9<br />

Photos of Recent Activities<br />

Page 10-11<br />

Imperial photos<br />

Page 12-13<br />

Unit news<br />

Page 13<br />

Upcoming Events & Notices<br />

Page 14<br />

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

& Communications<br />

Page 15<br />

Director’s Staff Golf Flyer<br />

Page 16<br />

Lexington Hospital News<br />

Page 17<br />

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

Page 18<br />

Imperial Cruise<br />

Back Page<br />

Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session<br />

From Imperial<br />

From Imperial<br />

in Daytona<br />

in Daytona<br />

Now,<br />

Now,<br />

on<br />

on<br />

to<br />

to<br />

S.E.S.A.<br />

S.E.S.A.<br />

8/16/<strong>2018</strong> 8/16/<strong>2018</strong> - 8/18/<strong>2018</strong> - 8/18/<strong>2018</strong><br />

in in beautiful beautiful Pigeon Pigeon Forge, Forge, TN TN<br />

Convention Headquarters at at the the<br />

Music Music Road Road Resort Resort Hotel Hotel

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 />

I hope everyone had a great summer. Time to get<br />

back to Temple business. Stated Meeting is the 21st at<br />

7:30pm. The Units will meet before the Stated Meeting.<br />

Remember…if you go to your Unit meeting AND the<br />

Stated Meeting, you will have 2 tickets for the drawing of<br />

a shotgun…GOOD LUCK!!<br />

I would like to turnout thank everyone who went to<br />

Daytona Beach to support Imperial Sir Jim Cain. It was<br />

a great. We had over 120 Al Menah Nobles. I would<br />

personally like to congratulate Imperial Potentate Jim<br />

Cain, Imperial Sir Dennis Belford P.P. as Chaplain, Parker<br />

Toler P.P. as Director General, Bill Chaussee as Deputy<br />

Director General, and Imperial Aides Kenny Loftis,<br />

Gale Robinson P.P., Duane DeVault, Gary Graf and Tim<br />

Mason. GREAT JOB!! Remember to sell Circus Ads<br />

and turn them in by the August Stated Meeting.<br />

In closing, I would like to thank all the Divan for<br />

their hard work, and also the Board of Governors at our<br />

hospitals in Cincinnati and Lexington.<br />


Horace Perkins, III<br />


From the desk of...<br />


<br />

Wow its been a “HOT” Fast Pace Summer for<br />

your Divan. From Imperial to Hospital Days<br />

to Potentate Balls to Club / Unit Events and<br />

Other Masonic Bodies Events.<br />

The IMPERIAL was outstanding, just<br />

being apart of Jim Cain being Installed as<br />

our New Imperial Potentate WOW. And<br />

all of those Nobles telling us “They Can<br />

Not Wait Till Nashville”. Its going to be a<br />



Ads are due at the Aug Stated Meeting into the office. Our Noble<br />

Circus Tickets will be going out soon. Please Buy YOUR Circus<br />

Tickets a Use Them. There is still time to become a member the<br />

<strong>2018</strong> Ringmaster Cub<br />

“YOU NEVER BEEN ASKED” well, .almenahshrine2019@<br />

gmail.com, is a email Beth and I have put together for you to let us<br />

know of things you might like to see at YOUR TEMPLE. Got an<br />

Idea for a Program or an Event, maybe you would like to help on<br />

a Committee, be part of a Program/Event...… YOU NOW HAVE<br />


Chief Rabban<br />

Randy Williams<br />


When it is hot, it is hot! Summer is here in full<br />

swing and I hope everyone is staying cool. If<br />


you have not already heard (I don’t know<br />

how that is possible) Al Menah’s very<br />

own Jim Cain is our Imperial Potentate.<br />

We had a very good showing of support<br />

from Al Menah at the Imperial Session<br />

in Dayton, FL. I want to say thank you<br />

to everyone that traveled to show your<br />

support and love to Jim and Patsy.<br />

We are very excited to showcase Nashville in<br />

2019 to the world of Shriners. It is time to roll up your sleeves<br />

and get onboard with the production of this exciting event. Director<br />

General Parker Toler will need all of us to be ready to serve in<br />

some capacity. If you want to get involved, then contact any Divan<br />

member or PP Parker Toler.<br />

There will be no time to slow down as Al Menah is headed to<br />

SESA in Pigeon Forge on August 16th-19th for fun, fellowship and<br />

of course good ole competition. I know that the units are working<br />

hard to represent AMSC and take home some trophies, Remember<br />

to have some fun too!! Did I mention a parade... We get to parade<br />

right down the middle of Pigeon Forge, and it will be nice to have a<br />

crowd of spectators. Kim and I wish everyone safe travels and hope<br />

to see you soon!<br />

Assistant Rabban<br />

Scott Jones<br />


<br />

Greetings and Salutations from the land<br />

of OZ. From those of us who went to<br />

see the Wizard in “Daytona” Florida,<br />

we have returned more enlightened,<br />

wise, and worn out than old tennis<br />

shoes. Many thanks to Billy Cullen,<br />

Everette Vanhooser, and Leo &<br />

Claude Claytor who drove the yellow<br />

brick road pulling floats and baggage to<br />

the land of OZ. The tin man, lion, and<br />

scarecrow did a good job on hospitality<br />

and bar, and I will let them sort out which one of them is the<br />

brainless scarecrow. Dorothy finally did get those Ruby Red<br />

Slippers and now is off on a whirlwind tour of OZ with our<br />

New Imperial Potentate Jim Cain. It’s a long hard road to<br />

reach the top job, full of wicked witches and flying monkeys,<br />

congratulations Imperial Sir.<br />

High Priest and Prophet<br />

Donnie Drayton<br />


A big THANK YOU to those who traveled<br />

to Daytona to support Imperial Sir. Jim<br />

Cain & Lady Patsy. Al Menah was<br />

well represented and I’m certain your<br />

efforts were very much appreciated.<br />


I trust each of you enjoyed your<br />

time with family and friends these<br />

past two months. We have several<br />

busy months ahead, and I hope you will<br />

make plans to participate and continue<br />

the great work Al Menah does for Shriners<br />

Hospitals for Children.<br />

Hope to see many of you at S.E.S.A in Pigeon Forge later<br />

this month. Bring the family and let’s enjoy some fun and<br />

fellowship in the Great Smokey Mountains<br />

Oriental Guide<br />

Vernon Blackburn<br />

3<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 />



Dear Fellow Nobles,<br />

The 144th Imperial Session of Shriners International and<br />

Shriners Hospitals for Children® concluded on July 19. I want<br />

to thank everyone who came to Daytona Beach, Florida, to<br />

participate in this annual event, and spend time with their<br />

extended Shriners family.<br />

I especially want to thank the voting representatives for giving<br />

me the opportunity to serve another term as President and<br />

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shriners Hospitals for<br />

Children. I am honored by your confidence and trust, and will<br />

continue to work as hard as I can and do my best for our<br />

beloved philanthropy.<br />

We also appreciate the representatives’ support for the<br />

efforts and work of the members of the Joint Boards and the<br />

Executive Teams at both headquarters and the hospitals. We are enthused and energized by the<br />

decision to move forward and implement the plans for realigning and restructuring the Boston,<br />

Cincinnati, Spokane and Twin Cities hospitals that we have been discussing (and sharing with<br />

you) over the past several months. We provided details on these initiatives to you just prior to<br />

Imperial Session, but here is a very brief recap:<br />

For Boston, the plan primarily involves consolidating space and sharing our location with MGH<br />

(Massachusetts General Hospital). In Cincinnati, we will be working to determine the right<br />

hospital to share space with – at either their location or ours. Our Spokane hospital has agreed to<br />

significantly reduce expenses and to increase both specific outreach efforts and their sports<br />

medicine program. The Twin Cities location will move to a partner site, where our staff will<br />

provide both inpatient and outpatient services, and will increase outreach to specific target areas.<br />

We plan to have the transitions of the Boston and Cincinnati locations completed by the end of<br />

2020; the changes in Spokane finalized by the end of this year; and the work completed for Twin<br />

Cities within the next year.<br />

We are encouraged by the spirit of trust, cooperation and change that was clearly evident at<br />

Imperial Session. We are very confident in the future of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We are<br />

grateful for this new spirit of realism and responsibility; it will be a significant factor as we<br />

continue to respond to changes in the health care industry and make necessary adaptations<br />

throughout our health care system.<br />

Thank you again for your confidence and trust in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Board of<br />

Directors and Board of Trustees, along with the Home Office Executive Team, and for all you do<br />

for our fraternity and philanthropy.<br />

Yours in the faith,<br />

Jerry G. Gantt<br />

Chairman, Board of Trustees<br />

Shriners Hospitals for Children<br />


Pictures from Recent Activities<br />

Franklin Rodeo Parade<br />


Photos from the<br />


Imperial Illustrious Sir Jim Cain and Lady Patsy<br />

10<br />

Supporting Divan from Al Menah

Imperial Sir with<br />

Grand Master of<br />

State of Tennessee<br />

Presentation of<br />

Ray Stevens<br />

record plaque.<br />

Presentation of<br />

Commemorative Rifle from<br />

Potentate Horace Perkins, III<br />


CeNter<br />

NeWS<br />

Clowns<br />

The Temple may have been dark but the<br />

Fabulous Al Menah Clowns never stop! We<br />

started out June 14th - 17th with our annual<br />

Clown Fishing Trip. Oh my, but we had<br />

fun! The fellowship was incredible and the<br />

memories will last.<br />

We had a great Fourth of July parade in<br />

Greenbrier with ten clowns making it. It<br />

even was held to a nice walking pace this<br />

year!<br />

I’d like to take this opportunity to<br />

congratulate our very own Imperial Sir Jim<br />

Cain on being elected to the highest position<br />

of Imperial Potentate at the Imperial<br />

Shrine Session in Daytona. We can rest<br />

assured that we have the very best man in<br />

charge.<br />

While in Daytona, we had three clowns<br />

compete in the I.S.C.A. Clown Competition.<br />

We came home with a lot of plaques!<br />

Here are the results: 1st Place Tramp,<br />

Captain Frank “Froggy” Wilson 1st Place<br />

Auguste, Geoff “Sticks” King 2nd Place<br />

Character, Jim “Snips” Lee 3rd Place<br />

Single Man Skit, Jim “Snips” Lee 2nd<br />

Place Unit Skit,<br />

The Fabulous Al Menah Clowns.<br />

Don’t forget, the Imperial Session is<br />

HERE in Nashville next year.<br />

Coming up in October is our Circus. Get<br />

out and sell some circus ads!<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 />

12<br />

Director’s Staff<br />

As we come out of being dark and move<br />

into the last half of a year we have managed<br />

to slip by the summer with several activities<br />

happening and as predicted by our ever so<br />

intelligent team many hot days.<br />

Our picnic was well attended and<br />

thankfully we had the shelter to hide under<br />

during the downpour. Great thanks to Captain<br />

Barry for getting it all organized.<br />

With all the activity and the Clowns<br />

having their poker night in June, Buddy<br />

cancelled ours. Believe it will be rescheduled<br />

this fall keep your eyes and ears open<br />

for the announcement.<br />

Those that attended enjoyed the Greenbrier<br />

TN Line Up. The Imperial Session<br />

was well attended by our group and we<br />

were very proud to have Jim Cain appointed<br />

as Imperial Potentate<br />

The second Gospel Concert at the Temple<br />

has not taken place at the time of this<br />

write up so will post the comments in the<br />

September Shriner.<br />

Going forward we will have a ceremonial<br />

September 15th weekend<br />

The Directors Staff Golf tournament at<br />

Nashboro Golf Club is Sept 20th<br />

Al Menah Car Show Sept 29<br />

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

help out as needed.<br />

Fred Lysak<br />

Lt Directors Staff<br />

Legion of Honor<br />

We had a successful Paper Sale, and we<br />

had our largest turnout of Nobles in recent<br />

times. Noble Rodriguez set up the teams<br />

and times, which all Nobles fulfilled.<br />

The Legion is working on a complete<br />

rewrite of our bylaws, which will be<br />

presented to the Unit Members in August.<br />

Based upon the Unit’s approval, we will<br />

present to the Divan in September for their<br />

concurrence and approval.<br />

With Noble Dunn as the Commander<br />

and Noble Silva as the Vice Commander<br />

of SESA’s LOH, we are preparing for our<br />

August meeting in Gatlinburg. It is a great<br />

honor to have two Nobles in the lead position<br />

of the SESA LOH.<br />

All continues well for the LOH, and we<br />

look forward to the fall schedule to continue<br />

our work.!<br />

Art De Vooght<br />

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

Provost Guard<br />

The Provost Guard has been busy the last<br />

couple months. The drill team went to<br />

Dixie Shrine Association in Panama City<br />

Fla. Bring home two more trophies. 1st<br />

place in the Obstacle course and 1st place<br />

in competition.<br />

And now we are in Daytona for the<br />

Imperial.<br />

On July 4th at the Greenbrier parade.<br />

Parade Marshal and Provost Guard member<br />

Gordon Macdonald was injured in a<br />

accident. Broke his right ankle in 3 places,<br />

crushed his right foot and sprain his left<br />

wrist. He is in Southern Hills rehab center.<br />

S.E.S.A is just around the corner looking<br />

forward to going to Pigeon Forge<br />

Secretary<br />

Ken Loftis<br />

Shrine Club News<br />

Williamson County Shrine Club<br />

What a great time we all had at the Imperial<br />

Session in Daytona last week. Congratulations<br />

to our very own Al Menah Shriner,<br />

WCSC, and Motor Division Member, Jim<br />

Cain, who became the Imperial Potentate.<br />

We wish Imperial Sir Jim all the best and<br />

we need to step up and help wherever we<br />

are needed. The Imperial Shrine Convention<br />

will be in Nashville July 2019 and we<br />

need to help. I know you will enjoy what<br />

will be going on along with the Imperial<br />

Parade through downtown Nashville! We<br />

need lots of members riding in the parade.<br />

This summer we had a very successful<br />

Paper Sale and a fantastic Franklin Rodeo

Parade. A great big thank you goes out to<br />

all the Nobles and ladies who are helping to<br />

make our club successful.<br />

Our Motor Division is looking for new<br />

members and you may already own a<br />

vehicle that would qualify! We have Golf<br />

Carts, Dune Buggies and a third Sub-Division<br />

which consists of Antique Cars<br />

– Sports Cars – Hot Rods & Convertibles.<br />

Look in your garage and see if you see a<br />

vehicle there that you might use!<br />

Our Paper Sale total so far is at little<br />

over $13,000. Let’s keep on selling those<br />

Plaques for a strong finish for the year.<br />

WCSC is doing our part to support the<br />

Shrine Hospitals for Children! We are<br />

having fun at the same time. That is why<br />

we are Shriners.<br />

All Shriners and their Ladies are invited<br />

to visit WCSC on the third Thursday of<br />

each Month, 6:00 pm at the Brewhouse<br />

South. Logan’s closed and we moved.<br />

Might move again so keep watching for<br />

changes… We have great speakers at the<br />

meetings and a good time. Let’s remember<br />

to keep those who have lost loved ones and<br />

our sick list in your prayers. Remember to<br />

thank God every day for this great Country<br />

of ours.<br />

Butch Mayes<br />

WCSC Ambassador<br />

August<br />

August 16- 18<br />

August 24 - 26<br />

SESA Gatlinburg, TN<br />

Cincinnati Shriners Hospital Divan Weekend<br />

September<br />

September 15<br />

September 20<br />

September 30<br />

Ceremonial<br />

Director’s Staff Golf Tourney<br />

Car Show<br />

October<br />

October 5 - 7<br />

October 13<br />

October 20<br />



Shrine Circus<br />

Clown Paper Sale Auction<br />

Fall Party<br />

Notices<br />

Congratulations!<br />

NOTICE:<br />

We are proud to announce that Jack Patterson was<br />

elected as the newest member of the Shriners Hospitals-Cincinnati<br />

Board of Directors. Jack has many<br />

years of business experience and we know he will be<br />

a great asset to the Cincinnati Hospital Board. Congratulations<br />

Jack!<br />

This is the first time in Al Menah history that<br />

we’ve had 3 voting members on a Shriners Hospital<br />

Board. Myself, Randy Slapak and Jack Patterson are<br />

proud of this achievement and we will continue to<br />

represent Al Menah in the best possible way.<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Tim Mason<br />

Chairman<br />

Shriners Hospital - Cincinnati<br />

The deadline for <strong>2018</strong> Circus Ads will be the next<br />

Stated Meeting, August 21st. There will be NO<br />

EXTENSIONS PAST THIS DATE. In order to allow<br />

time for printing, this will be the absolute deadline.<br />


If you have any questions, you may call the<br />

Shrine Office at 615-226-7766.<br />

Thank you,<br />

Joe Atchley<br />



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



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

PLACE: NASHBORO VILLAGE (PHONE 615-367-2311)<br />

DATE:<br />

SEPT. 20, <strong>2018</strong> (THURSDAY)<br />

CHECK-IN:<br />

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM<br />

LUNCH:<br />

11:30 AM<br />

TIME:<br />

12:30 PM SHOTGUN START<br />

COST: $80.00 PER PLAYER at golf course pre paid registration-$75.00<br />



FORMAT:<br />

FOUR MAN SCRAMBLE —- 59 & under White Tees<br />

60 to 69 Gold tees —70 up and Ladies Red Tees<br />

PRIZES<br />

* FLIGHTED ( 3 flites 1 & 2) * CLOSEST TO HOLE/ ALL PAR 3’S<br />

PLAYER (1)______________________________<br />

(NAME & PHONE)<br />

PLAYER (2)______________________________<br />

(NAME & PHONE)<br />

PLAYER (3)_______________________________<br />

(NAME & PHONE)<br />

PLAYER (4)_______________________________<br />

(NAME & PHONE)<br />


JIM BELLAR (615) 330-3343 *** JAMES HAM (615) 804-7411 *** EDDIE HILL (615) 973-4789<br />

DON HEATH (615) 642-8694 *** GARY GRAF (615) 516-1341 *** DON HILL (615) 394-5962<br />

RANDY WOODARD (615) 943-0704<br />

PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS payable to:<br />

AL MENAH Directors Staff<br />

P. O. BOX 78454 — NASHVILLE, TN 37207<br />

(615) 226-7766<br />

9 th<br />

Annual<br />

Remember to add your $25.00 per team<br />

Mini Hole Sponsorship—-the kids need you<br />


MRI in early onset scoliosis:<br />

Is universal screening necessary?<br />

16<br />

A core aspect of Shriners Hospitals for Children’s mission is to conduct innovative<br />

research that will improve the lives of children. Research is an important aspect of<br />

evidenced-based care provided at all 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children locations and the<br />

Lexington facility is no exception. Since the inception of Shriners Hospitals for Children<br />

Medical Center — Lexington’s research program in 1995, over 150 funded research<br />

projects have been conducted. These projects were made possible because of the support<br />

from Shriners Hospitals for Children Research Advisory Board and Kosair Charities,<br />

along with a few other private foundations, totaling $7.5 million. In addition, the<br />

Lexington Shriners Medical Center’s research program has completed almost 150<br />

unfunded research projects. All of these projects combined have resulted in 390 scientific<br />

presentations to national and international conferences and 144 scientific publications to<br />

peer-reviewed journals.<br />

A recent research project conducted by Shriners Medical Center involved children<br />

less than 5 years of age, diagnosed with early onset scoliosis (a curvature of the spine).<br />

For young children diagnosed with early onset scoliosis, having an MRI is recommended<br />

in order to rule out abnormalities of the spine and central nervous system. However, an<br />

MRI screening, like any medical procedure, has inherent costs and potential risks. The<br />

MRI is done under anesthesia when the child is under the age of 5. Anesthesia helps the<br />

patient to lie perfectly still with little to no movement during the procedure in order to<br />

produce the most accurate results possible. Typically, children with progressive scoliosis<br />

will require multiple exposures to anesthesia. Multiple exposures to anesthesia may result<br />

in adverse effects in children. Limiting the frequency of MRI evaluations, therefore, is of<br />

paramount interest, and is a factor that led to this study.<br />

Our researchers evaluated 53 patients, under the age of 5, with progressive scoliosis.<br />

All 53 patients had undergone the initial MRI screening. First, we grouped the 53 patients<br />

into two groups based upon whether they had a normal or abnormal MRI finding. We<br />

compared the two groups and found that patients with a curve of 30 degrees or higher<br />

were 27 times more likely to have an abnormal MRI finding.<br />

Clinically, what does this mean? For those patients with no unusual findings on<br />

radiographs or physical exams, and have a curve less than 30 degrees, MRI screening<br />

could possibly be delayed until the curve progresses above the 30 degree threshold. These<br />

initial results potentially eliminate the need for unnecessary MRI screenings, in turn<br />

reducing anesthesia risks for the child and financial cost to families and institutions.<br />

Every research project conducted by our staff at Lexington Shriners Medical Center<br />

strives to put the “patient and family first.” No matter the research question, our overall<br />

goal is to contribute general knowledge that will continually improve the health care we<br />

provide. At Lexington Shriners Medical Center, research matters because our patients<br />

and families matter.

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 />




18<br />

Imperial Cruise 2019

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 />



NOTICe:<br />

ALL communications<br />

for the Shriner<br />

should be sent to<br />

editor.amsc@gmail.com<br />


James E. Holt<br />

Nashville<br />

9/2/31 — 5/24/18<br />

Richard H. Frank, Jr.<br />

Nashville<br />

5/31/28 – 5/31/18<br />

Nobles Visited By<br />

The Black Camel Nobles Visited By<br />

The Black Camel<br />

William A. Adams<br />

Nashville<br />

1/14/44 – 5/18/18<br />

Charles T. Bozman<br />

Murfreesboro<br />

6/6/43 – 7/12/18<br />

Billy R. Underwood<br />

Smithville<br />

12/15/38 – 5/1/18<br />

Charles E. Cothern<br />

Bon Aqua<br />

3/28/38 – 6/11/18<br />

Jerry B. Bartlett<br />

Manchester<br />

1/2/49 – 6/9/18<br />

Alfred E. Knight, III<br />

La Vergne<br />

7/30/70 – 7/3/18<br />


TEMPL<br />

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

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


1354 BRICK P. O. CHURCH Box PIKE<br />

78545<br />

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

TN 37207<br />

NASHVILLE, TN 37207<br />

www.almenahshriners.o<br />

www.almenahshriners.org<br />

Clarence Suiter, Jr.<br />

Brentwood<br />

6/19/23 – 5/30/18<br />

Robert K. Kemp<br />

Carthage<br />

1/23/39 – 7/13/18<br />

Glenn H. Ramsey<br />

Cookeville<br />

7/31/31 – 7/11/18<br />

Louie E. Johnston Sr.<br />

Nashville<br />

2/28/30 – 7/29/18<br />

Warren G. Hayes<br />

Springfield<br />

12/16/21 – 7/2/18<br />

William A. Crow<br />

Dickson<br />

2/16/29 – 6/11/18<br />

Warren D. Nichols<br />

Joelton<br />

10/9/31 – 5/20/18<br />

Gerald B. Lee, Sr<br />

Smyrna<br />

4/27/40 – 7/22/18<br />

erble Randolph<br />

Cookeville<br />

10/31/36 – 7/2/18<br />

Jackson C. Damesworth<br />

Waverly<br />

3/21/43 – 7/16/18<br />

Harlie B. Walker<br />

Franklin<br />

2/9/28 – 6/6/18<br />

Stuart M. Lusty, Jr.<br />

Charlotte<br />

10/13/30 – 7/5/18<br />

Billy R. Knight<br />

Pleasant View<br />

6/11/44 – 7/2/18<br />

DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER <strong>2018</strong> <strong>SHRINER</strong> IS <strong>AUGUST</strong> 22, <strong>2018</strong><br />


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