SHRINER OCTOBER 2018

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Collection of events and happenings of the Al Menah Shriners, Nashville, TN

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

INSIDE

THIS

Page 2

ISSUE

Potentate’s Message

Page 3

Divan Messages

Page 4-5

Shrine Hurricane

ssistance

PRESENT THE

76th ANNUAL

Page 6

I AM R U?

Page 7

Imperial Cruise 2019

Page 8-9

Center News

Page 9

Calendar of Events

Maury County

Page 10

Ladies Shopping Feztival

Page 11

Demolay Courtyard Project

Page 12

News from Lexington

Page 13

Al Menah Shriner’s

Toy Run

Page 14

Imperial Message

Page 15

Ray Stephens

Golf Tournament

LOH Parade

Page 17

Clown Paper Sale Auction

Back Page

Black Camel

Imperial Session

OCTOBER 5 - 7, 2018

SUPPORT YOUR TEMPLE!!


Al Menah Al Menah Temple Temple

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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

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*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

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

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Dudley Phillips

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William Raine

*Jess

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*Fred H.

Hugh F. Smith, Jr. Templeton

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*James F.

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Stahlman *Claude*William G. Southall

*William B.

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*David P. P. Brumfield Brumfield

Marshall *Thomas Hotchkiss

*Thomas

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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.

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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*Ivo

W. B. Hager

A. A. Burton

Gale

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B. Robinson

*T.

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*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

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

Potentate


From the desk of...

CHIEF RABBAN


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…..

.

Chief Rabban

Randy Williams

ASSISTANT RABBAN

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,

ASSISTANT RABBAN

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!

.

Assistant Rabban

Scott Jones

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

Donnie Drayton

ORIENTAL GUIDE

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

Oriental Guide

Vernon Blackburn

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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,

Jim Cain

Imperial Potentate

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I AM R U?

Noble William Lee Golden

Do you know our next Shriner?

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Imperial Cruise 2019

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CeNter

NeWS

Clowns

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

performances.

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!

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Jim “Snips” Lee

Secretary

Director’s Staff

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

noticeable.

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.

Fred Lysak

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

completion.

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

Commander 2018

Provost Guard

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.

Secretary

Ken Loftis

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..

Butch Mayes

WCSC Ambassador

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

AS OF THIS PUBLICATION – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

OCTOBER

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

NOVEMBER DECEMBER

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

Maury County

Shrine Club

Gives To Special

Needs Children

Maury County Shriners Club

gave gift of 99 circus tickets to

special needs children at

King Daughters.

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

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DeMolay International

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/

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Children's playground coming to the Lexington Shriners Medical

Center

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

$56,000.

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.

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*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

ANNl:JAL

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

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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

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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

for Children.

Thank you for all you do for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Yours in the faith,

Jim Cain

Imperial Potentate

Editor’s note: this message was edited for space.

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Ray Stevens Charity Golf Classic

October 21st and 22nd, 2018

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 21 st

CabaRay

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

12:00pm

Scramble begins

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.

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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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Dickson

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Sebastian, FL

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Bobby W. Taylor

Gallatin

08/18/41 – 09/14/18

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Hubert P. Boyd

McMinnville

08/04/25 – 09/05/18

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Franklin

03//20/25 – 08/19/18

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Goodlettsville

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Nashville

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