SHRINER AUGUST 2018

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Activities and upcoming events for Al Menah Shrine

AL MENAH SHRINERS OASIS OF NASHVILLE DESERT OF TENNESSEE

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

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

INSIDE

INSIDE

THIS Page 2

ISSUE

Potentate’s Message

Page 3

Divan Messages

Page 4

Ladies Shopping Feztival

Page 5

Imperial Potentate

Message

Page 6

Al Menah Car Show

Page 7

Divan Day Weekend

50th Anniversary

Celebration

Page 8

Hospital Board Chairman

Message

Page 9

Photos of Recent Activities

Page 10-11

Imperial photos

Page 12-13

Unit news

Page 13

Upcoming Events & Notices

Page 14

2018 Shriners Marketing

& Communications

Page 15

Director’s Staff Golf Flyer

Page 16

Lexington Hospital News

Page 17

2018 Ringmaster Club

Page 18

Imperial Cruise

Back Page

Black Camel

Imperial Session

From Imperial

From Imperial

in Daytona

in Daytona

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Now,

on

on

to

to

S.E.S.A.

S.E.S.A.

8/16/2018 8/16/2018 - 8/18/2018 - 8/18/2018

in in beautiful beautiful Pigeon Pigeon Forge, Forge, TN TN

Convention Headquarters at at the the

Music Music Road Road Resort Resort Hotel Hotel


Al Menah Al Menah Temple Temple

Oasis of Nashville

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P.O.Box 78545 • Nashville, TN 37207

P.O.Box 78545 Phones • Nashville, 1.615.226.7766 TN 37207

Phones 1.615.226.7766

1.877.505.7766

1.877.505.7766

www.almenahShriners.org

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The Publication Committee

The Publication Committee

The Divan/Board of Directors

Potentate .................... Horace Frank Perkins Hester III

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

otentate Assistant .................... Rabban ........... .........Randy Frank Hester Scott Williams Jones

hief Rabban High Priest ........... & Prophet. Horace .......... Donny Perkins Scott Drayton IIIJones

ssistant Oriental Rabban Guide ..........Randy . Vernon Donnie Williams Blackburn Drayton

igh Priest Treasurer & Prophet . ....................... Scott Jones Wes Frye

riental Recorder. Guide ...................Robert Donnie Drayton

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reasurer Editor. ........................ Maurice Wes Frye Smmith Smith

ecorder ...................Robert Published monthly except June Daniel and July

ditor ..................... www.almenahShriners.org

Maurice Smith

PAST POTENTATES

Published monthly except June and July

www.almenahShriners.org

*Charles Barham

*John E. Patton

*V. *Charles K. Stevenson Barham

*John D. E. Patton Whalley

*V. K. Stevenson

*John D. Whalley

PAST *W. *W. F. F. Hunt Hunt POTENTATES

Jack Norman, Jr.

*J. Pink Lawrence *Albert Jack Norman, Bennett Jr.

*J. Pink Lawrence

*Albert Bennett

Charles Barham *Ed R. Burr

*Ed R. Burr *John E. *Clyde

*Clyde Patton R. Watson

R. Watson

V. K. Stevenson

*J. Harry Murphy

*J. Harry Murphy *John D. *Marshall

*Marshall Whalley S. Whitley

*Charles N. Rolfe *James J. White S. Whitley

W. F. Hunt*Charles N. Rolfe Jack Norman, *James Jr.

*Paul DeWitt

*G. Cooper J. White Holt

J. Pink Lawrence *E. *Paul M. DeWitt Kelly *Albert Bennett

*J. *G. Coleman Cooper Holt Hayes

Ed R. Burr *Joseph *E. M. Kelly Higgins *Clyde R. *Donald

*J. Watson Coleman

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J. Harry Murphy *Ira *Joseph E. Parker Higgins *Marshall *J.

*Donald S. P. Whitley Foster

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Charles N. *Martin

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S. Roberts *James J. *Gale

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*Lee L. Gamble

*Robert Battle

Ira E. Parker *R. R. Clark

*R. R. Clark

*J. P. Foster *Jerry N. Tate

*Jerry N. Tate

Martin S. *William Roberts Raine

*William Raine *Gale Robinson *Fred H. Gay, Jr.

*Fred H. Gay, Jr.

R. C. Derivaux *Hugh F. Smith, Jr.

*Hugh F. Smith, Jr. *C. V. Cramb James A. Campbell

James A. Campbell

Oren A. Oliver *W. A. Bryan

*W. A. Bryan *J. Nelson *Claude

*Claude BryanG. G.

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Southall

Lee L. Gamble *Charles L. Cornelius

*Charles L. Cornelius*Robert *W. Battle *W. B.

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Stahlman *Claude*William G. Southall

*William B.

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

Jess B. Templeton Kerbela Kerbela Temple ‘28 ‘28 *M. Norris *Robert Jenkins E. Newman

T. A. Springfield *Maurice Weinberger

*James F. *George Scalf, Jr. Cook Cook

James G. *S. Stahlman *S. N. N. Allen

*William*R. *R. B. Parker Jones Graham

J. Clark Akers *W. *W. B. B. Hager

Jack C. Phelps H. H. Parker Toler

R. E. Baulch *O. *O. Lynn Meek

*David P. *R. Brumfield T. T. McNaney

Thomas E. *Jack *Jack Doss Norman

*Zack S. James Parrish, L. Ham Sr.

erbela Temple

*James ‘28

J. J. Vaughn

*Robert*Charles E. Newman H. H. Williams Williams

*C.

Maurice Weinberger

*C. H. H. Smith

William

*George Cook

D. Jones

*Fred

S. N. Allen

C. C. Laskey

John

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Weaver, III

*Ivo

W. B. Hager

A. A. Burton

Gale

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B. Robinson

*T.

O. Lynn Meek

*T. W. W. Bray, Jr.

Joe

*R. T. McNaney

Bell

*James R. Cox

Ronny L. Greer

Jack Norman *Paul R. R. Jarratt

James L. Charles Ham

E. Cardwell

James J. Vaughn *J. *J. Sumpter Anderson

Charles J. H. J. Franklin Williams “Jay” Scalf, III III

C. H. Smith *Hugh W. Robertson

William Conley D. Jones

Dykes

Fred C. Laskey *M. T. T. Gossett

John L. Weaver, David Smith III

Ivo A. Burton *Joe C. Carr

Gale B. Robinson Jim Cain

T. W. Bray, *James Jr. T. Hayes

Joe Bell *Mike Martin

James R. Cox *E. Lee Bennett

Ronny L. *Johnny Greer Dudley

Paul R. Jarratt *Orris E. E. Davis

Charles David E. Cardwell Wantland

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

Hugh W.

*Hilry

Robertson

H. Shaffer

Conley Dykes

Dennis Belford

*James N. Stansell

M. T. Gossett

*James

David

N. David

Smith

Vaughn

Stansell Carl E. Barnes

Joe C. Carr

Jim CainMike Van Sant

James T. Hayes

*Mike Martin Jeff Head

E. Lee Bennett

*Johnny Frank Dudley Hester

Orris E. Davis

David Wantland * Deceased

Raymond H. Leathers Melvin Meadows

Hilry H. Shaffer

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* Deceased

Dennis Belford

*James N. David Vaughn

I hope everyone had a great summer. Time to get

back to Temple business. Stated Meeting is the 21st at

7:30pm. The Units will meet before the Stated Meeting.

Remember…if you go to your Unit meeting AND the

Stated Meeting, you will have 2 tickets for the drawing of

a shotgun…GOOD LUCK!!

I would like to turnout thank everyone who went to

Daytona Beach to support Imperial Sir Jim Cain. It was

a great. We had over 120 Al Menah Nobles. I would

personally like to congratulate Imperial Potentate Jim

Cain, Imperial Sir Dennis Belford P.P. as Chaplain, Parker

Toler P.P. as Director General, Bill Chaussee as Deputy

Director General, and Imperial Aides Kenny Loftis,

Gale Robinson P.P., Duane DeVault, Gary Graf and Tim

Mason. GREAT JOB!! Remember to sell Circus Ads

and turn them in by the August Stated Meeting.

In closing, I would like to thank all the Divan for

their hard work, and also the Board of Governors at our

hospitals in Cincinnati and Lexington.

BE HUMBLE, BE KIND, BE NOBLE

Horace Perkins, III

Potentate


From the desk of...

CHIEF RABBAN


Wow its been a “HOT” Fast Pace Summer for

your Divan. From Imperial to Hospital Days

to Potentate Balls to Club / Unit Events and

Other Masonic Bodies Events.

The IMPERIAL was outstanding, just

being apart of Jim Cain being Installed as

our New Imperial Potentate WOW. And

all of those Nobles telling us “They Can

Not Wait Till Nashville”. Its going to be a

PARTY DOWNTOWN in MUSIC CITY

IT’s CIRCUS TIME..PLEASE Remember YOUR

Ads are due at the Aug Stated Meeting into the office. Our Noble

Circus Tickets will be going out soon. Please Buy YOUR Circus

Tickets a Use Them. There is still time to become a member the

2018 Ringmaster Cub

“YOU NEVER BEEN ASKED” well, .almenahshrine2019@

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

know of things you might like to see at YOUR TEMPLE. Got an

Idea for a Program or an Event, maybe you would like to help on

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

BEEN ASKED.

Chief Rabban

Randy Williams

ASSISTANT RABBAN

When it is hot, it is hot! Summer is here in full

swing and I hope everyone is staying cool. If

ASSISTANT RABBAN

you have not already heard (I don’t know

how that is possible) Al Menah’s very

own Jim Cain is our Imperial Potentate.

We had a very good showing of support

from Al Menah at the Imperial Session

in Dayton, FL. I want to say thank you

to everyone that traveled to show your

support and love to Jim and Patsy.

We are very excited to showcase Nashville in

2019 to the world of Shriners. It is time to roll up your sleeves

and get onboard with the production of this exciting event. Director

General Parker Toler will need all of us to be ready to serve in

some capacity. If you want to get involved, then contact any Divan

member or PP Parker Toler.

There will be no time to slow down as Al Menah is headed to

SESA in Pigeon Forge on August 16th-19th for fun, fellowship and

of course good ole competition. I know that the units are working

hard to represent AMSC and take home some trophies, Remember

to have some fun too!! Did I mention a parade... We get to parade

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

crowd of spectators. Kim and I wish everyone safe travels and hope

to see you soon!

Assistant Rabban

Scott Jones

HIGH HIGH PRIEST PRIEST AND PROPHET AND PROPHET


Greetings and Salutations from the land

of OZ. From those of us who went to

see the Wizard in “Daytona” Florida,

we have returned more enlightened,

wise, and worn out than old tennis

shoes. Many thanks to Billy Cullen,

Everette Vanhooser, and Leo &

Claude Claytor who drove the yellow

brick road pulling floats and baggage to

the land of OZ. The tin man, lion, and

scarecrow did a good job on hospitality

and bar, and I will let them sort out which one of them is the

brainless scarecrow. Dorothy finally did get those Ruby Red

Slippers and now is off on a whirlwind tour of OZ with our

New Imperial Potentate Jim Cain. It’s a long hard road to

reach the top job, full of wicked witches and flying monkeys,

congratulations Imperial Sir.

High Priest and Prophet

Donnie Drayton

ORIENTAL GUIDE

A big THANK YOU to those who traveled

to Daytona to support Imperial Sir. Jim

Cain & Lady Patsy. Al Menah was

well represented and I’m certain your

efforts were very much appreciated.

ORIENTAL GUIDE

I trust each of you enjoyed your

time with family and friends these

past two months. We have several

busy months ahead, and I hope you will

make plans to participate and continue

the great work Al Menah does for Shriners

Hospitals for Children.

Hope to see many of you at S.E.S.A in Pigeon Forge later

this month. Bring the family and let’s enjoy some fun and

fellowship in the Great Smokey Mountains

Oriental Guide

Vernon Blackburn

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Dash Plates Awarded To All Entries

Trophies To Be Given For All Classes

Special Awards:

Potentate’s Trophy

Original Best of Show

Modified Best of Show

Ladies Choice

Farthest Traveled

Oldest or Most Unusual Vehicle

Club Participation

14 Acre Show Site

At

Al Menah Shrine Center

1354 Brick Church Pike

Nashville, TN 37207

Exit 87, Trinity Lane

Call for directions

615-226-7766

Gates open at 7:30am

All vehicles will be classed at registration from 8:00am until 11:00am

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

“RAIN or SHINE”

Entry fee per vehicle is: $20.00 at the gate

Vendor space is available for $25.00 / 10’ x 10’

Class Sponsorships are available

Kids Model Car Show is $5.00

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

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

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

All proceeds benefit Al Menah Shrine Center and are not deductible as a charitable donation

Make all checks payable to:

Al Menah Shriners

Attn: Car Show

P.O. Box 78545

Nashville, TN 37207

For More Information:

Shrine Center Office: 615-226-7766

Or

Keary D. Fleenor: 615-289-8272

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Dear Fellow Nobles,

The 144th Imperial Session of Shriners International and

Shriners Hospitals for Children® concluded on July 19. I want

to thank everyone who came to Daytona Beach, Florida, to

participate in this annual event, and spend time with their

extended Shriners family.

I especially want to thank the voting representatives for giving

me the opportunity to serve another term as President and

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shriners Hospitals for

Children. I am honored by your confidence and trust, and will

continue to work as hard as I can and do my best for our

beloved philanthropy.

We also appreciate the representatives’ support for the

efforts and work of the members of the Joint Boards and the

Executive Teams at both headquarters and the hospitals. We are enthused and energized by the

decision to move forward and implement the plans for realigning and restructuring the Boston,

Cincinnati, Spokane and Twin Cities hospitals that we have been discussing (and sharing with

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

Imperial Session, but here is a very brief recap:

For Boston, the plan primarily involves consolidating space and sharing our location with MGH

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

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

significantly reduce expenses and to increase both specific outreach efforts and their sports

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

provide both inpatient and outpatient services, and will increase outreach to specific target areas.

We plan to have the transitions of the Boston and Cincinnati locations completed by the end of

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

Cities within the next year.

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

Imperial Session. We are very confident in the future of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We are

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

continue to respond to changes in the health care industry and make necessary adaptations

throughout our health care system.

Thank you again for your confidence and trust in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Board of

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

for our fraternity and philanthropy.

Yours in the faith,

Jerry G. Gantt

Chairman, Board of Trustees

Shriners Hospitals for Children

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Pictures from Recent Activities

Franklin Rodeo Parade

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Photos from the

IMPERIAL CONVENTION and PAGEANT

Imperial Illustrious Sir Jim Cain and Lady Patsy

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Supporting Divan from Al Menah


Imperial Sir with

Grand Master of

State of Tennessee

Presentation of

Ray Stevens

record plaque.

Presentation of

Commemorative Rifle from

Potentate Horace Perkins, III

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Clowns

The Temple may have been dark but the

Fabulous Al Menah Clowns never stop! We

started out June 14th - 17th with our annual

Clown Fishing Trip. Oh my, but we had

fun! The fellowship was incredible and the

memories will last.

We had a great Fourth of July parade in

Greenbrier with ten clowns making it. It

even was held to a nice walking pace this

year!

I’d like to take this opportunity to

congratulate our very own Imperial Sir Jim

Cain on being elected to the highest position

of Imperial Potentate at the Imperial

Shrine Session in Daytona. We can rest

assured that we have the very best man in

charge.

While in Daytona, we had three clowns

compete in the I.S.C.A. Clown Competition.

We came home with a lot of plaques!

Here are the results: 1st Place Tramp,

Captain Frank “Froggy” Wilson 1st Place

Auguste, Geoff “Sticks” King 2nd Place

Character, Jim “Snips” Lee 3rd Place

Single Man Skit, Jim “Snips” Lee 2nd

Place Unit Skit,

The Fabulous Al Menah Clowns.

Don’t forget, the Imperial Session is

HERE in Nashville next year.

Coming up in October is our Circus. Get

out and sell some circus ads!

As always, thank you to all of you for

what you do to support our children’s hospitals.

Please keep those that are sick and

unable to attend our events in your prayers.

Keep on Clowning!!

Jim “Snips” Lee

Secretary

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Director’s Staff

As we come out of being dark and move

into the last half of a year we have managed

to slip by the summer with several activities

happening and as predicted by our ever so

intelligent team many hot days.

Our picnic was well attended and

thankfully we had the shelter to hide under

during the downpour. Great thanks to Captain

Barry for getting it all organized.

With all the activity and the Clowns

having their poker night in June, Buddy

cancelled ours. Believe it will be rescheduled

this fall keep your eyes and ears open

for the announcement.

Those that attended enjoyed the Greenbrier

TN Line Up. The Imperial Session

was well attended by our group and we

were very proud to have Jim Cain appointed

as Imperial Potentate

The second Gospel Concert at the Temple

has not taken place at the time of this

write up so will post the comments in the

September Shriner.

Going forward we will have a ceremonial

September 15th weekend

The Directors Staff Golf tournament at

Nashboro Golf Club is Sept 20th

Al Menah Car Show Sept 29

Please note these dates, plan to attend, and

help out as needed.

Fred Lysak

Lt Directors Staff

Legion of Honor

We had a successful Paper Sale, and we

had our largest turnout of Nobles in recent

times. Noble Rodriguez set up the teams

and times, which all Nobles fulfilled.

The Legion is working on a complete

rewrite of our bylaws, which will be

presented to the Unit Members in August.

Based upon the Unit’s approval, we will

present to the Divan in September for their

concurrence and approval.

With Noble Dunn as the Commander

and Noble Silva as the Vice Commander

of SESA’s LOH, we are preparing for our

August meeting in Gatlinburg. It is a great

honor to have two Nobles in the lead position

of the SESA LOH.

All continues well for the LOH, and we

look forward to the fall schedule to continue

our work.!

Art De Vooght

Commander 2018

Provost Guard

The Provost Guard has been busy the last

couple months. The drill team went to

Dixie Shrine Association in Panama City

Fla. Bring home two more trophies. 1st

place in the Obstacle course and 1st place

in competition.

And now we are in Daytona for the

Imperial.

On July 4th at the Greenbrier parade.

Parade Marshal and Provost Guard member

Gordon Macdonald was injured in a

accident. Broke his right ankle in 3 places,

crushed his right foot and sprain his left

wrist. He is in Southern Hills rehab center.

S.E.S.A is just around the corner looking

forward to going to Pigeon Forge

Secretary

Ken Loftis

Shrine Club News

Williamson County Shrine Club

What a great time we all had at the Imperial

Session in Daytona last week. Congratulations

to our very own Al Menah Shriner,

WCSC, and Motor Division Member, Jim

Cain, who became the Imperial Potentate.

We wish Imperial Sir Jim all the best and

we need to step up and help wherever we

are needed. The Imperial Shrine Convention

will be in Nashville July 2019 and we

need to help. I know you will enjoy what

will be going on along with the Imperial

Parade through downtown Nashville! We

need lots of members riding in the parade.

This summer we had a very successful

Paper Sale and a fantastic Franklin Rodeo


Parade. A great big thank you goes out to

all the Nobles and ladies who are helping to

make our club successful.

Our Motor Division is looking for new

members and you may already own a

vehicle that would qualify! We have Golf

Carts, Dune Buggies and a third Sub-Division

which consists of Antique Cars

– Sports Cars – Hot Rods & Convertibles.

Look in your garage and see if you see a

vehicle there that you might use!

Our Paper Sale total so far is at little

over $13,000. Let’s keep on selling those

Plaques for a strong finish for the year.

WCSC is doing our part to support the

Shrine Hospitals for Children! We are

having fun at the same time. That is why

we are Shriners.

All Shriners and their Ladies are invited

to visit WCSC on the third Thursday of

each Month, 6:00 pm at the Brewhouse

South. Logan’s closed and we moved.

Might move again so keep watching for

changes… We have great speakers at the

meetings and a good time. Let’s remember

to keep those who have lost loved ones and

our sick list in your prayers. Remember to

thank God every day for this great Country

of ours.

Butch Mayes

WCSC Ambassador

August

August 16- 18

August 24 - 26

SESA Gatlinburg, TN

Cincinnati Shriners Hospital Divan Weekend

September

September 15

September 20

September 30

Ceremonial

Director’s Staff Golf Tourney

Car Show

October

October 5 - 7

October 13

October 20

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

AS OF THIS PUBLICATION – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Shrine Circus

Clown Paper Sale Auction

Fall Party

Notices

Congratulations!

NOTICE:

We are proud to announce that Jack Patterson was

elected as the newest member of the Shriners Hospitals-Cincinnati

Board of Directors. Jack has many

years of business experience and we know he will be

a great asset to the Cincinnati Hospital Board. Congratulations

Jack!

This is the first time in Al Menah history that

we’ve had 3 voting members on a Shriners Hospital

Board. Myself, Randy Slapak and Jack Patterson are

proud of this achievement and we will continue to

represent Al Menah in the best possible way.

Sincerely,

Tim Mason

Chairman

Shriners Hospital - Cincinnati

The deadline for 2018 Circus Ads will be the next

Stated Meeting, August 21st. There will be NO

EXTENSIONS PAST THIS DATE. In order to allow

time for printing, this will be the absolute deadline.

NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you have any questions, you may call the

Shrine Office at 615-226-7766.

Thank you,

Joe Atchley

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AL MENAH SHRINERS

DIRECTOR’S STAFF

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

2018

PLACE: NASHBORO VILLAGE (PHONE 615-367-2311)

DATE:

SEPT. 20, 2018 (THURSDAY)

CHECK-IN:

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LUNCH:

11:30 AM

TIME:

12:30 PM SHOTGUN START

COST: $80.00 PER PLAYER at golf course pre paid registration-$75.00

INCLUDES LUNCH, GOLF, CART, PUTTING CONTEST,

FREE RANGE BALLS & SPECIAL DOOR PRIZES

FORMAT:

FOUR MAN SCRAMBLE —- 59 & under White Tees

60 to 69 Gold tees —70 up and Ladies Red Tees

PRIZES

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

PLAYER (1)______________________________

(NAME & PHONE)

PLAYER (2)______________________________

(NAME & PHONE)

PLAYER (3)_______________________________

(NAME & PHONE)

PLAYER (4)_______________________________

(NAME & PHONE)

CONTACTS

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

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

RANDY WOODARD (615) 943-0704

PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS payable to:

AL MENAH Directors Staff

P. O. BOX 78454 — NASHVILLE, TN 37207

(615) 226-7766

9 th

Annual

Remember to add your $25.00 per team

Mini Hole Sponsorship—-the kids need you

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Is universal screening necessary?

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A core aspect of Shriners Hospitals for Children’s mission is to conduct innovative

research that will improve the lives of children. Research is an important aspect of

evidenced-based care provided at all 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children locations and the

Lexington facility is no exception. Since the inception of Shriners Hospitals for Children

Medical Center — Lexington’s research program in 1995, over 150 funded research

projects have been conducted. These projects were made possible because of the support

from Shriners Hospitals for Children Research Advisory Board and Kosair Charities,

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

Lexington Shriners Medical Center’s research program has completed almost 150

unfunded research projects. All of these projects combined have resulted in 390 scientific

presentations to national and international conferences and 144 scientific publications to

peer-reviewed journals.

A recent research project conducted by Shriners Medical Center involved children

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

For young children diagnosed with early onset scoliosis, having an MRI is recommended

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

MRI screening, like any medical procedure, has inherent costs and potential risks. The

MRI is done under anesthesia when the child is under the age of 5. Anesthesia helps the

patient to lie perfectly still with little to no movement during the procedure in order to

produce the most accurate results possible. Typically, children with progressive scoliosis

will require multiple exposures to anesthesia. Multiple exposures to anesthesia may result

in adverse effects in children. Limiting the frequency of MRI evaluations, therefore, is of

paramount interest, and is a factor that led to this study.

Our researchers evaluated 53 patients, under the age of 5, with progressive scoliosis.

All 53 patients had undergone the initial MRI screening. First, we grouped the 53 patients

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

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

were 27 times more likely to have an abnormal MRI finding.

Clinically, what does this mean? For those patients with no unusual findings on

radiographs or physical exams, and have a curve less than 30 degrees, MRI screening

could possibly be delayed until the curve progresses above the 30 degree threshold. These

initial results potentially eliminate the need for unnecessary MRI screenings, in turn

reducing anesthesia risks for the child and financial cost to families and institutions.

Every research project conducted by our staff at Lexington Shriners Medical Center

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

goal is to contribute general knowledge that will continually improve the health care we

provide. At Lexington Shriners Medical Center, research matters because our patients

and families matter.


Chief Rabban Randy Williams & Lady Beth

invite you to join the 2018 Ringmaster Club

Men’s membership is $130 which includes

• Four Reserved Seats for the Circus

• A Soft Shell Fez case,

• A men’s travel suit bag

Shriner’s Lady will receive a travel dress

bag of their own for an additional $40

Contact the Center office for more information.

PROCEEDS ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF AL MENAH SHRINERS AND DONATIONS ARE

NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE

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Imperial Cruise 2019


Paper Sale Donation from Kroger

On Monday, 7/18 Potentate Jeff Head and members of the Williamson

County Shrine Club were with Kroger Management at their Belle

Meade store where they presented a $1,000.00 to us for the Shrine

Hospitals for Children. The Kroger Manager was an acquaintance of

Scotty and Teresa Travis who put this together for the Al Menah Shrine

Hospitals for Children Paper Sale.

This is a portion of a message from Phyllis Berry, wife of this

Kroger Store Manager, Michael Berry.

Let me tell you, our son was a Shrine Hospital patient

and we are forever grateful The experience was an

awakening in humanity. The care was phenomenal. The

friendship my family made. The support from the men in

your fraternity was phenomenal. We thank you for all you

and your members do for children across the country.

Sincerely

Phyllis Berry

Fraternally,

Butch Mayes, WCSC

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James E. Holt

Nashville

9/2/31 — 5/24/18

Richard H. Frank, Jr.

Nashville

5/31/28 – 5/31/18

Nobles Visited By

The Black Camel Nobles Visited By

The Black Camel

William A. Adams

Nashville

1/14/44 – 5/18/18

Charles T. Bozman

Murfreesboro

6/6/43 – 7/12/18

Billy R. Underwood

Smithville

12/15/38 – 5/1/18

Charles E. Cothern

Bon Aqua

3/28/38 – 6/11/18

Jerry B. Bartlett

Manchester

1/2/49 – 6/9/18

Alfred E. Knight, III

La Vergne

7/30/70 – 7/3/18

AL AL MENAH TEMPLE

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

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Clarence Suiter, Jr.

Brentwood

6/19/23 – 5/30/18

Robert K. Kemp

Carthage

1/23/39 – 7/13/18

Glenn H. Ramsey

Cookeville

7/31/31 – 7/11/18

Louie E. Johnston Sr.

Nashville

2/28/30 – 7/29/18

Warren G. Hayes

Springfield

12/16/21 – 7/2/18

William A. Crow

Dickson

2/16/29 – 6/11/18

Warren D. Nichols

Joelton

10/9/31 – 5/20/18

Gerald B. Lee, Sr

Smyrna

4/27/40 – 7/22/18

erble Randolph

Cookeville

10/31/36 – 7/2/18

Jackson C. Damesworth

Waverly

3/21/43 – 7/16/18

Harlie B. Walker

Franklin

2/9/28 – 6/6/18

Stuart M. Lusty, Jr.

Charlotte

10/13/30 – 7/5/18

Billy R. Knight

Pleasant View

6/11/44 – 7/2/18

DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 SHRINER IS AUGUST 22, 2018

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