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 8 • • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE & JULY) & JULY) • • OCTOBER APRIL 2018 2017
I AM R U?
Imperial Cruise 2019
Calendar of Events
Ladies Shopping Feztival
Demolay Courtyard Project
News from Lexington
Al Menah Shriner’s
Clown Paper Sale Auction
OCTOBER 5 - 7, 2018
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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
reasurer Editor. ........................ Maurice Wes Frye Smmith Smith
ecorder ...................Robert Published monthly except June Daniel and July
ditor ..................... www.almenahShriners.org
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*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
Charles Barham *Ed R. Burr
*Ed R. Burr *John E. *Clyde
*Clyde Patton 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.
*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
J. Harry Murphy *Ira *Joseph E. Parker Higgins *Marshall *J.
*Donald S. P. Whitley Foster
Charles N. *Martin
*Ira Rolfe E. Parker
S. Roberts *James J. *Gale
*J. White P. Foster
Paul DeWitt *R.
S. Roberts *G. Cooper *C.
V. Holt Robinson
E. M. Kelly *Oren
Oliver *J. Coleman *J.
V. Hayes Cramb
Joseph Higgins *Lee
*Lee L. Gamble
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.
Lee L. Gamble *Charles L. Cornelius
*Charles L. Cornelius*Robert *W. Battle *W. B.
R. R. Clark
*Gale Tate Robinson
Hugh F. Smith, Jr. Templeton
W. A. Bryan *T.
Springfield James A.
Charles L. *James
Cornelius G. Stahlman
Stahlman *Claude*William G. Southall
W. Bush Herbert
Akers *W. B. Lawson
Baulch *Gale Robinson
*David P. P. Brumfield Brumfield
Marshall *Thomas Hotchkiss
J. Dudley *Zack Phillips
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.
J. J. Vaughn
*Robert*Charles E. Newman H. H. Williams Williams
*C. H. H. Smith
S. N. Allen
C. C. Laskey
*R. Parker L.
W. B. Hager
A. A. Burton
H. Parker Toler
O. Lynn Meek
*T. W. W. Bray, Jr.
*R. T. McNaney
*James R. Cox
Ronny L. Greer
Jack Norman *Paul R. R. Jarratt
James L. Charles Ham
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
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
*James N. Stansell
M. T. Gossett
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
*James N. David Vaughn
Another busy month at Al Menah, thanks to all the
Nobles for attending the August Stated meeting. We had
a great crowd of around a hundred. Thanks to the Divan
and everyone who attended the Cincinnati Hospital
Divan Days. A special thanks to Chairman Tim Mason,
and Board Members Randy “Slappy” Slapak and Jack
Patterson for all y’all do for Al Menah and our hospitals!
The Ceremonial on September 15 th was outstanding.
33 new Nobles, thanks to Kris Fisher and his ritual
team and the Directors Staff for all their work. GREAT
JOB! When you see Dennis Belford P.P., please congratulate
him for this class being named in honor of
him. Special thanks to all the Nobles who attended the
September Stated Meeting. We had over 200 Nobles to
welcome our new member William Lee Golden of the
Oak Ridge Boys. Don’t forget the Circus October 5-7.
Then the parades start.
BE HUMBLE, BE KIND, BE NOBLE
Horace Perkins, III
From the desk of...
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
For taking the time to be a part of the 2018 Al
Menah Shrine Circus.
This is a major under taking each year and
it takes EVERONE to pull off our Temple
Fundraiser. From our Office Staff to Units
& Clubs selling Ads to Nobles buying
their tickets to selling programs, picking
up & selling tickets, bring food, being at
the doors, security, clowning AND YES,….
“TAKING A PIE IN THE FACE”. Once Again
THANK YOU !!!
As we start getting ready for the up coming parades REMEMBER
what better way to keep our SHRINERS HOSPITALS in front of
people than a PARADE of SHRINERS. As we go down the streets
the BEST PART is when you hear someone along the parade yelling
out ..”Thank You For What Y’all Do” or when you see them telling
their own children about what we do for Kids. So come out and take
apart with us.
REMEMBER wear that FEZ with Pride…..
Fall is off to a great start! Congratulations to all
the new nobles in the September class. Hope
you all can get involved in a unit or a club,
but most of all, I hope you get involved
in our paper sale raising money for our
Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The Al Menah Shrine Circus is upon
us. Hope to see everyone out supporting
our great fraternity. Please, remember that
this is our biggest fundraiser for Al Menah
Shrine Center, so let’s get out and support this
event the best way you can. Contact any Divan
member, if you want to know how you can support our circus this
year. Thank you in advance for all your hard work and dedication to
the circus. We couldn’t do it without your help!
I want to give a Big thanks to all the Shriners that came out to
your Tennessee State Fair of 2018 to sell tickets, cook, perform skits
or support your spouses. It takes hundreds of people to produce this
event very year. We have FFA, 4-H, Master Gardeners, Quilting
Guilds, photography clubs, AG clubs, and Shriners... just to name
a few. I am so very proud that we support our Shriners’ hospitals
and our communities, too. May our presence be known in our
communities so they will support and contribute to our purpose!
HIGH PRIEST PRIEST AND PROPHET AND PROPHET
Saturday, September 15th we had our
ceremonial for all the guys who wanted to
become Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. We
had about 33 good guys and one loser
retread go through the second section
proving their devotion to the children
and their interest in the brotherhood.
The loser retread was none other than our
Listerious Possumtate Horace Perkins the
3rd who endured the loving attentions of
the Directors Staff with firm determination.
We only had to hog tie him and drag him from
his office to convince him of our brotherly intentions. When you
see him, ask him if he knows how to make an ice cream sundae.
The Class was full of great guys who could take a joke and
some really good hula dancers, that is, if you can call a prancing
bull a good dancer. If you didn’t come you missed some good
“clean” fun at the candidates’ expense.
The Circus may have come and gone by now but if it hasn’t,
you still have time to come see the amateur hour hosted by the
Clowns and their sure shot goofball pie parade. DON’T MISS
IT! For myself, I plan to wear my rubbers since one never quite
knows when one may need them.
That’s all from the lofty heights of wisdom and BS provided by
your High Priest and No Profit .... Until next time,
High Priest and Prophet
I simply want to say Thank you to the
ORIENTAL GUIDE nobles
of Al Menah. September was
a very busy month and each one of
you jumped right in and MADE A
DIFFERENCE. The units opened
their doors to welcome each and every
new noble and demonstrated how
great it is to be an Al Menah Shriner.
The wait is over. The Circus has
arrived and Al Menah is ready! The
nobility has been preparing for this moment
and now it’s time to reap the benefits of your hard work!
Thank you for all that you do in support of our annual circus.
This is your Circus so please be involved when and where
you are able.
I promised an update from my last article and have some
very interesting news to share. It seems our High Priest &
Profit Donnie Drayton II is hoping that some divine guidance
will help the Clowns hit their targets this year at the Circus.
We all know the Lord has a soft spot for clowns. After all, the
man with the direct connection, the Imperial Chaplain Dennis
Belford himself, is a clown. So, I’d say the chances of some
divine intervention would be highly likely if needed. I admit,
the odds do seem a little stacked in the Clowns favor.
Enjoy the Circus everyone! It’s Circus time, Donnie
As you are probably aware, Hurricane Florence
recently hit North Carolina and the surrounding states
resulting in 36 deaths, widespread flooding and massive
damage to homes and businesses. There is an immediate need to assist Masons and
their families as the result of this storm.
The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina placed an appeal through the
Masonic Service Association of North America (MSA) for disaster relief. In response, the
MSA established a disaster relief fund for North Carolina, with all donations received to
be transferred directly to the Grand Lodge of North Carolina for distribution to those in
need. You and I remember the obligation we share related to relief of a distressed worthy
brother. However, I hope you will contribute to this relief effort more as a result of
brotherly love than from a sense of duty. The way you and I respond to the needs of our
brothers and their families defines what we believe “fraternity” means.
I called the Grand Master of North Carolina and expressed our concerns about the
well-being of North Carolina Masons and pledged to work cooperatively with him in
supporting his efforts to bring relief to those in need. Please donate generously today.
How to help Masons and Nobles affected by the hurricane:
Make a check payable to “MSA Disaster Relief Fund” and send them to:
Masonic Service Association
3905 National Drive, Suite 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Please write on the memo portion of the check, “North Carolina Disaster Appeal”.
Contributions to Masonic Service Association of North America are tax-deductible to the extent
allowed by law
Sudan Shriners temple of New Bern, North Carolina took a direct hit from Hurricane
Florence and experienced severe flooding and major damage to its building. They are
currently working with restoration crews, contractors and their insurance company and
have moved temporarily to another location. Sudan Shriners are not currently operating
but are working hard to get back on their feet. The accompanying photos show some of
the damage that Sudan Shriners experienced.
Shriners International leadership remains in contact with the Grand Lodge of North
Carolina and the Potentates of the temples impacted by the storm and asks that you please
keep your fellow brothers and nobles in your thoughts and prayers.
Yours in the faith,
I AM R U?
Noble William Lee Golden
Do you know our next Shriner?
Imperial Cruise 2019
Fabulous Al Menah Clowns have been
busy this last month with performances at
the Tennessee State Fair. If you haven’t
been fortunate enough to witness our
show you are definitely missing out.
Three half-hour shows Saturday and
Sunday, over two weekends! We had the
crowds in stitches!
Our Annual Clown Auction will be
held October 13th with all money raised
to go to our Shriner Hospitals. Come for
the steak dinner, stay and bid on some
great stuff. Clown Auction Tickets are
$15.00 in advance from any of the Clown
Officers, $20.00 at the door. We look
forward to a big crowd and big donations
for our kids!
The Al Menah clowns have a new
“rookie” within our ranks. We welcome
Patrick Lee “Smokie” Doyle into our fold
having approved his membership. He hit
the ground running and off to an impressive
start by already dressing out twelve
times helping out with the State Fair
We’ll soon be getting ready for a
busy parade season. Veterans day parades
and Christmas parades give us the opportunity
to put our best foot forward in
front of the public to show who we are as
Shriners. Let’s make ourselves proud.
Thanks to all of you for supporting our
children’s hospitals. Without your dedication
we couldn’t do for these kids what
needs to be done. Please keep those that
are sick and unable to attend our events
in your prayers.
“Clowns and elephants are the pegs on
which the circus is hung”
- P.T. Barnum
Keep on Clowning!
Jim “Snips” Lee
The Director’s Staff have had a start to
a busy fall with lots of planning and unknowns
that have happened and several
still to overcome. In the near future, after
all the hard work, all these events will be
memories as we face new challenges.
Some of these challenges include:
The Ceremony, which had a few surprises
with the new stunts but seems to
have gone over very well. It looks like
we have been successful in gaining 4
new members to the unit from the 33 that
went through. We appreciate and give
our thanks to Randy Byram, Ceremony
Director, who has accepted being the
Director again next year.
The Directors Golf Tournament also
went very well with some winners that
like usual are suspects, or that we are
jealous of. The list of winners due to 3
flights is a little long to list. Those that
want to see contact me and I will let you
know who the sandbaggers were.
Thanks to Director of Golf Eddie Hill
for organizing the event, who obviously
must have the connection, as we managed
to escape any rain although the heat was
For those that missed the chance to
see Imperial Sir Jim Cain install William
Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys into
Al Menah, it was a very enjoyable meeting.
William went around to all the unit
rooms before hand where many had their
photo’s taken with him.
We still have many functions ahead,
all you have to do is scan through the
Shriner or look at the list below:
Al Menah car Show Sept 29
• Oct 5 The Shrine Circus
• Oct 20 Annual Toy Run
• Oct 11 The Scottish Rite Golf Tournament
at the Nashboro Golf Club
• The Ray Stevens Charity Golf Classic
Oct 21& 22
• Nov 3 Ladies Extravaganza
And our very important Director’s Staff Auction
Nov 10 that you do not want to miss.
Please note these dates, plan to
attend, and help out as needed.
Lt Directors Staff
Legion of Honor
While the Temple was dark, the Legion
of Honor was very busy representing Al
Menah Temple at numerous sites with the
formal presentation of Colors.
In July, the LOH was called on to
present the colors for the installation of
Jim Cain as the new Imperial Potentate in
Daytona. Also, in July the LOH presented
the colors at
the TVA Labor Management Safety
Conference in Nashville. A nice donation
was given, and will be presented to the
Potentate at the September meeting.
In August, the LOH was in Gatlinburg
providing support to Noble Dunn
as he finished his year as Commander
of the SESA LOH, and to help welcome
Noble Silva as the new Commander
of the SESA Legion of Honor. The Al
Menah LOH presented Colors at the main
banquet - first time this has been done in
a number of years. The Al Menah team
also took first place for the in-line inspection
On Sept. 15th, the LOH Drill Teams
presented Colors at the Al Menah Ceremonial
and marched in a “Welcome
Home Veterans” parade in Clarksville.
Efforts will continue to prepare for
Color presentation at the Circus. The
LOH plans to be very busy this fall in a
number of parades and activities.
Art De Vooght
The Provost Guard has been busy the
past couple months. Last month we went
to Daytona Beach Fla. to the Shriners
International and escorted our Illustrious
Imperial Sir Mr. Jim Cain and his Lady
Patsy up to the stage.
The Provost Guard drill team won first
place at Dixie in Panama City Fla. Last
week at S.E.S.A 1st place competition
drill and second place obstacle course. 1st
place Provost Guard uniform inspection.
Gordon Macdonald won Provost Guard
of the year.
We want to thank our illustrious potentate
Horace Perkins and Chris Johnson
and brother Leo for joining us at the
Provost Guard banquet.
Now the parade season is about to
begin so we be looking forward to that.
Shrine Club News
Williamson County Shrine Club
We have a little drawing at our meetings
and you do have to be present to win. If
we don’t have a winner, the pot carries
over to the next meeting. For our next
meeting we have a carry-over of $360.00.
Come on out to the meeting and see
if you’re a winner? attend the WCSC
Meeting! Our meetings are normally on
the third Thursday of the Month at the
Brewhouse South in Cool Springs.
We have been getting some complaints
about the noise level at the Brewhouse.
Our President is looking at two locations
where we might move the meetings. They
are The Sportsman’s Grill and Millers Ale
House (OLD LOGAN’S LOCATION)
which opens on September third. We will
be at the Brewhouse for our September
meeting and will probably vote on a new
meeting place at that time. Watch your
e-mail and the E-Vite for updates on this!
Come on out and let’s have some fun!
Please 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..
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
AS OF THIS PUBLICATION – SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Oct 5-7 Al Menah Shrine Circus
Oct13 Clown Dinner & Auction
Oct 20 Fall Party
Oct. 20 Toy Run – Clowns / Motor Corp – all invited
Oct. 27 DAMT Buddy Walk – Hermitage
Nov 3 Ladies Extravaganza
Dec 1 Macon County Christmas parade – 1:00 PM
Nov 10 Directors Staff Auction
Nov. 10 Gallatin Veterans Day parade – 11:00 AM
Lewisburg Christmas parade – 12:00 PM
Portland Christmas parade – 5:30 PM
Lafayette Veterans Day parade – 11:00 AM Dec 2 Smyrna Christmas parade – 2:00 PM
Murfreesboro Veterans Day parade –11:00 AM
Nov. 12 Nashville Veterans Day parade – 11:00 AM
Nov. 24 Manchester Christmas parade – 6:30 PM
Dec 8 Cookeville Christmas parade – TBA
Granville Christmas parade – 2:00 PM
Hartsville Christmas parade – 10:00 AM
Gives To Special
Maury County Shriners Club
gave gift of 99 circus tickets to
special needs children at
Pictured are from left to right: Shriners-Joey Allen,Ronnie Thurman,
Jimmy Rodgers,(pres)Mac Mcvay. King Daughters kids-Austin Wilson,
Shannon Neff (director), Dylan Moyer, Anna Pool, Marissa McCann
Henry E. “Hank” Stickney
Service & Leadership Center
November 8, 2019 Imperial Sir Jim Cain will be in Kansas City, MO for a ground breaking
ceremony at the DeMolay International Henry E. “Hank” Stickney Service & Leadership
Center. This Centennial Courtyard will commemorate the 100th anniversary of DeMolay.
Dad Frank S. Land, is both the founder of DeMolay and a Past Imperial Potentate, making
Shriners International the perfect partner for this endeavor.
To signify the partnership, the famous “Silent Messenger’’ statue depicting a Shriner
carrying a child will be placed in the courtyard in memory of Imperial Sir and Dad Jack
Jones, Past Imperial Potentate and an Honorary Grand Master of DeMolay.
Imperial Sir Jim Cain has chosen this as his project during his year as Imperial Potentate.
Paver Bricks are available in two sizes, $1000 for the larger size and $200 for the small
size. Imperial Sir Cain would like to present 250 of the bricks sold on November 8.
To purchase the brick, go to demolay.org/courtyard/
Children's playground coming to the Lexington Shriners Medical
Coming soon to the Lexington Shriners Medical Center
In April 2017, Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center -— Lexington opened a stateof-the-art
ambulatory care center. The original construction plans for the back section of the
medical center included a landscaped area for patients, families and staff to find hope and
healing through organized play, scenery and relaxation. Due to financial constraints, $170,000
was cut from the facility’s construction budget, and the planned space had to be reduced to a
fenced grassy area. With input from medical staff, rehabilitation and recreational therapists, and
orthotists and prosthetists, the need for a playground and landscape area has been re-established.
Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center -— Lexington is excited to announce that
fundraising for the design and creation of a
playground is underway! The fundraising
goal is $200,000, and $186,000 has been
received to date. This is due largely in part to
an event that has been held the last two
years, An Evening in a Magic Garden. All
proceeds from this fundraiser have gone
directly toward this need. The event was held
again this year on August 24, and over 200
business and community leaders donated
Why is a playground so important to the medical center?
Physical and occupational therapists at the Lexington Shriners Medical Center will be able to
utilize the area to help patients feel safe, and have fun while working to strengthen specific gross
and fine motor skills. They will be able to practice walking on uneven ground, taking stairs,
balancing and jumping. Other skills that patients will be able to practice include sensory
integration, motor planning and navigating a wheelchair, walker or crutches so that when
patients are at school, they will be able to participate in functions alongside their peers.
In addition to the therapy component, the space will be utilized by our pediatric orthotic and
prosthetic department for observation of patients who have newly fitted braces or prosthetic
limbs. The patient and parent will be guided to this area and encouraged to walk and explore.
The patient will be observed by staff members from the orthotic and prosthetic department, who
will have a view from the medical center’s third floor windows allowing the patient to walk
without any bias due to being observed.
How can you help?
We are approximately $14,000 from our fundraising goal that is needed to start construction on
this area. Please consider helping us with the remaining total! Make a donation by sending a
check payable to the Lexington Shriners Medical Center, and designating that it is for the
playground project. Please mail checks to: Dale Wallenius, 110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, KY
40508. If you prefer to donate by credit card, call 859-268-5770.
*All proceeds raised above the goal of $200,000 will go toward caring for the thousands of children and
teens that seek care at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center -— Lexington, regardless of their
Al Menah Shriner's
RAIN OR SMINE !!
SATURDAY ~ OCT. 20, 2018
$10.00 per person, plus a Toy!
Registration - 9 am Vision Bldg
Leave Shrine Center - 10 am
All Welcome! Bikes & Cars
Join us for a great backroads ride for
lunch to Montgomery Bell State Park.
Al Menah Shrine Center~ 1354 Brick Church Pike, Nashville, TN
For more info contact Frank Wilson @ 615-290-0915 or
Van Miller @ 423-414-8536 or Fat Rabbit @ 615-268-6547
Fat Rabbit @ 615-268-6547
From the Imperial Sir
Imperial Session is such an important event for our organizations, and takes months of
preparatory work by so many people that I want to say “thank you” one more time. I want to
thank everyone involved for ensuring the success of this huge convention, and I want to
especially thank the nobility for entrusting me with the incredible responsibility and honor of
leading Shriners International. I also want to express my gratitude for your generous support of
Patsy’s program, Little POPS of Love.
At the 2016 Imperial Session, a resolution was passed permitting the Imperial Potentate to
have a fundraising program similar to the well-known First Lady’s program. This year, I ask for
your support of DeMolay International’s Charity Enshrined - Centennial Courtyard project.
Shriners International has also committed to sponsor the Silent Messenger statue that will be in
the new courtyard at DeMolay Headquarters to honor the legacy of Imperial Sir Jack H. Jones,
Past Imperial Potentate and Honorary Grand Master of DeMolay International. A partnership
between DeMolay International and Shriners International is a natural fit, as we share many of
the same goals. I will be attending the official groundbreaking on Nov. 8. Please visit
demolay.org/courtyard to purchase your bricks and to learn more about this project.
Any organization is only as strong as the dedication, commitment and
participation of its employees – or its members. So I encourage every one
of you to attend your association meetings. Important information is shared
at these meetings – we make every effort to make sure we provide you
with the latest and most important information available.
The strength and health of an organization also depends to a certain extent
on its ability to grow and its willingness to change and adapt. It’s critically
important that each of you, and your temples, work every day on
improving our membership numbers by sharing your story, and the stories of our two great
organizations, with those you know and those you meet. And it is very important that you use the
membership development tools that we have in place, including the I AM R U program, and the
resources available through the office of membership development.
The closer we get to fall, the busier our fraternal calendars become! The Shriners Hospitals
for Children Open will be here soon enough, and as always, this event depends on our Shriners
to assist as volunteers. The event, which will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 4 at TPC Summerlin in Las
Vegas, is the perfect time for groups from your temple to spend time together and help a great
cause – so please consider volunteering or just plan on attending.
Remember that Together We Can! Together we can meet the challenges facing our two great
and beloved organizations. Together we can have a great time participating in all these important
events, while supporting the goals and missions of Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals
Thank you for all you do for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Yours in the faith,
Editor’s note: this message was edited for space.
Ray Stevens Charity Golf Classic
October 21st and 22nd, 2018
Schedule of Events
Sunday, October 21 st
5724 River Rd,
Nashville TN 37209
5:00pm to 7:00pm - Silent Auction and Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, Wine & Beer
7:00pm to 7:30pm - Live Auction
7:30pm to 9:00pm - Ray Stevens Concert (Dress attire is casual)
Price is $75.00 per person
Monday, October 22nd
Temple Hills Country Club
6376 Temple Rd
Franklin TN 37069
9:00am to 11:00am - Golfers Check In & Practice Tee/Practice Putting Green
11:00am to 11:45am -
Lunch inside clubhouse
11:45am to Golf Cart Staging Announcements and National Anthem
Immediately following play - Heavy Hors d'oeuvres & awards inside clubhouse
Price is $200.00 per person
To attend the auction/concert, please register at the Al Menah Shrine
Office. (cash or check only)
Alec Cabacungan, the face of Shriners Hospitals for
Children will be our special guest at CabaRays!!
Picture of the LOH team
(Nobles Singleton - Capt., Ornes, Silva,
Lindsey and Massey) marching in large
“Welcome Home Veterans” parade
Sat. (Sept. 15th) in Clarksville.
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.
Butch Mayes, WCSC
for the Shriner
should be sent to
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1354 BRICK CHURCH PIKE
The Black Camel
P. O. Box 78545 P. O. Box 78545 Nashville, TN
NASHVILLE, TN 37207 1354 BRICK CHURCH PIKE
P. O. Box 78545
Roy A McCaslin
NASHVILLE, TN 37207
02/06/35 – 08/25/18
Eugene F. Summers
10/24/42 – 08/26/18
Bobby W. Taylor
08/18/41 – 09/14/18
DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER 2018 SHRINER IS OCTOBER 17 TH
Hubert P. Boyd
08/04/25 – 09/05/18
John A. Bragg
03//20/25 – 08/19/18
Richard C. Emmett
06/01/44 – 08/22/18
Paul G. Gunn
05/08/54 – 09/12/18
1354 BRICK CHURCH PIKE
Permit No. 1731