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

VOLUME 3637 • NUMBER • NUMBER 4 10 • • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE & JULY) & JULY) • • <strong>NOVEMBER</strong> APRIL <strong>2018</strong> 2017<br />

INSIDE<br />


ISSUE<br />

Page 2<br />

Potentate’s Message<br />

Page 3<br />

Divan Messages<br />

Page 4<br />

News from<br />

Cincinnati<br />

Page 5<br />

Fezcast<br />

Page 6<br />

Shriner’s<br />

International<br />

Page 7<br />

News from<br />

Lexington<br />

Page 8<br />

Center News<br />

Page 9<br />

Amendment to Bylaws<br />

Calendar of Events<br />

From the Divan of Al Menah:<br />

We are thankful and grateful every day<br />

for each of you. Enjoy this Thanksgiving<br />

season with your family and<br />

friends. Be safe as we go forward<br />

through the upcoming Holiday<br />

season. Always remember to<br />

stay humble and kind.<br />

Back Page<br />

Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session

Al Menah Al Menah Temple Temple<br />

Oasis of Nashville<br />

Oasis<br />

Desert<br />

of Nashville<br />

of TennessEE<br />

Desert of TennessEE<br />

P.O.Box 78545 • Nashville, TN 37207<br />

P.O.Box 78545 Phones • Nashville, 1.615.226.7766 TN 37207<br />

Phones 1.615.226.7766<br />

1.877.505.7766<br />

1.877.505.7766<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />

The Publication Committee<br />

The Publication Committee<br />

The Divan/Board of Directors<br />

Potentate .................... Horace Frank Perkins Hester III<br />

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

otentate Assistant .................... Rabban ........... .........Randy Frank Hester Scott Williams Jones<br />

hief Rabban High Priest ........... & Prophet. Horace .......... Donny Perkins Scott Drayton IIIJones<br />

ssistant Oriental Rabban Guide ..........Randy . Vernon Donnie Williams Blackburn Drayton<br />

igh Priest Treasurer & Prophet . ....................... Scott Jones Wes Frye<br />

riental Recorder. Guide ...................Robert Donnie Drayton<br />

Daniel<br />

reasurer Editor. ........................ Maurice Wes Frye Smmith Smith<br />

ecorder ...................Robert Published monthly except June Daniel and July<br />

ditor ..................... www.almenahShriners.org<br />

Maurice Smith<br />


Published monthly except June and July<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />

*Charles Barham<br />

*John E. Patton<br />

*V. *Charles K. Stevenson Barham<br />

*John D. E. Patton Whalley<br />

*V. K. Stevenson<br />

*John D. Whalley<br />

PAST *W. *W. F. F. Hunt Hunt POTENTATES<br />

Jack Norman, Jr.<br />

*J. Pink Lawrence *Albert Jack Norman, Bennett Jr.<br />

*J. Pink Lawrence<br />

*Albert Bennett<br />

Charles Barham *Ed R. Burr<br />

*Ed R. Burr *John E. *Clyde<br />

*Clyde Patton R. Watson<br />

R. Watson<br />

V. K. Stevenson<br />

*J. Harry Murphy<br />

*J. Harry Murphy *John D. *Marshall<br />

*Marshall Whalley S. Whitley<br />

*Charles N. Rolfe *James J. White S. Whitley<br />

W. F. Hunt*Charles N. Rolfe Jack Norman, *James Jr.<br />

*Paul DeWitt<br />

*G. Cooper J. White Holt<br />

J. Pink Lawrence *E. *Paul M. DeWitt Kelly *Albert Bennett<br />

*J. *G. Coleman Cooper Holt Hayes<br />

Ed R. Burr *Joseph *E. M. Kelly Higgins *Clyde R. *Donald<br />

*J. Watson Coleman<br />

R. Dunning<br />

Hayes<br />

J. Harry Murphy *Ira *Joseph E. Parker Higgins *Marshall *J.<br />

*Donald S. P. Whitley Foster<br />

R. Dunning<br />

Charles N. *Martin<br />

*Ira Rolfe E. Parker<br />

S. Roberts *James J. *Gale<br />

*J. White P. Foster<br />

Robinson<br />

Paul DeWitt *R.<br />

*Martin<br />

C. Derivaux<br />

S. Roberts *G. Cooper *C.<br />

*Gale<br />

V. Holt Robinson<br />

Cramb<br />

E. M. Kelly *Oren<br />

*R. C.<br />

A.<br />

Derivaux<br />

Oliver *J. Coleman *J.<br />

*C.<br />

Nelson<br />

V. Hayes Cramb<br />

Bryan<br />

Joseph Higgins *Lee<br />

*Oren<br />

L.<br />

A.<br />

Gamble<br />

Oliver<br />

*Donald*Robert *J.<br />

R.<br />

Nelson<br />

Dunning Battle<br />

Bryan<br />

*Lee L. Gamble<br />

*Robert Battle<br />

Ira E. Parker *R. R. Clark<br />

*R. R. Clark<br />

*J. P. Foster *Jerry N. Tate<br />

*Jerry N. Tate<br />

Martin S. *William Roberts Raine<br />

*William Raine *Gale Robinson *Fred H. Gay, Jr.<br />

*Fred H. Gay, Jr.<br />

R. C. Derivaux *Hugh F. Smith, Jr.<br />

*Hugh F. Smith, Jr. *C. V. Cramb James A. Campbell<br />

James A. Campbell<br />

Oren A. Oliver *W. A. Bryan<br />

*W. A. Bryan *J. Nelson *Claude<br />

*Claude BryanG. G.<br />

Southall<br />

Southall<br />

Lee L. Gamble *Charles L. Cornelius<br />

*Charles L. Cornelius*Robert *W. Battle *W. B.<br />

B.<br />

Lawson<br />

Lawson<br />

R. R. Clark<br />

*W.<br />

*W.<br />

Bush<br />

Bush Herbert<br />

Herbert<br />

*Jerry N.<br />

*Gale<br />

*Gale Tate Robinson<br />

Robinson<br />

*Marshall<br />

*Marshall<br />

Hotchkiss<br />

Hotchkiss<br />

J.<br />

J.<br />

Dudley<br />

Dudley Phillips<br />

Phillips<br />

William Raine<br />

*Jess<br />

*Jess<br />

B.<br />

B.<br />

Templeton<br />

*Fred H.<br />

Hugh F. Smith, Jr. Templeton<br />

*M.<br />

Gay,<br />

*M.<br />

Norris<br />

Jr.<br />

Norris Jenkins<br />

Jenkins<br />

*T.<br />

W. A. Bryan *T.<br />

A.<br />

A.<br />

Springfield James A.<br />

Springfield<br />

*James Campbell<br />

*James F.<br />

F.<br />

Scalf,<br />

Scalf,<br />

Jr.<br />

Jr.<br />

*James<br />

Charles L. *James<br />

G.<br />

Cornelius G. Stahlman<br />

Stahlman *Claude*William G. Southall<br />

*William B.<br />

B.<br />

Jones<br />

Jones<br />

*J.<br />

W. Bush Herbert<br />

*J.<br />

Clark<br />

Clark<br />

Akers *W. B. Lawson<br />

Akers<br />

Jack<br />

Jack<br />

C.<br />

C. Phelps<br />

Phelps<br />

*R.<br />

*R.<br />

E.<br />

E.<br />

Baulch *Gale Robinson<br />

Baulch<br />

*David P. P. Brumfield Brumfield<br />

Marshall *Thomas Hotchkiss<br />

*Thomas<br />

E.<br />

E.<br />

Doss<br />

Doss<br />

J. Dudley *Zack Phillips<br />

S. S. Parrish, Parrish, Sr. Sr.<br />

Jess B. Templeton Kerbela Kerbela Temple ‘28 ‘28 *M. Norris *Robert Jenkins E. Newman<br />

T. A. Springfield *Maurice Weinberger<br />

*James F. *George Scalf, Jr. Cook Cook<br />

James G. *S. Stahlman *S. N. N. Allen<br />

*William*R. *R. B. Parker Jones Graham<br />

J. Clark Akers *W. *W. B. B. Hager<br />

Jack C. Phelps H. H. Parker Toler<br />

R. E. Baulch *O. *O. Lynn Meek<br />

*David P. *R. Brumfield T. T. McNaney<br />

Thomas E. *Jack *Jack Doss Norman<br />

*Zack S. James Parrish, L. Ham Sr.<br />

erbela Temple<br />

*James ‘28<br />

J. J. Vaughn<br />

*Robert*Charles E. Newman H. H. Williams Williams<br />

*C.<br />

Maurice Weinberger<br />

*C. H. H. Smith<br />

William<br />

*George Cook<br />

D. Jones<br />

*Fred<br />

S. N. Allen<br />

C. C. Laskey<br />

John<br />

*R. Parker L.<br />

Graham<br />

Weaver, III<br />

*Ivo<br />

W. B. Hager<br />

A. A. Burton<br />

Gale<br />

H. Parker Toler<br />

B. Robinson<br />

*T.<br />

O. Lynn Meek<br />

*T. W. W. Bray, Jr.<br />

Joe<br />

*R. T. McNaney<br />

Bell<br />

*James R. Cox<br />

Ronny L. Greer<br />

Jack Norman *Paul R. R. Jarratt<br />

James L. Charles Ham<br />

E. Cardwell<br />

James J. Vaughn *J. *J. Sumpter Anderson<br />

Charles J. H. J. Franklin Williams “Jay” Scalf, III III<br />

C. H. Smith *Hugh W. Robertson<br />

William Conley D. Jones<br />

Dykes<br />

Fred C. Laskey *M. T. T. Gossett<br />

John L. Weaver, David Smith III<br />

Ivo A. Burton *Joe C. Carr<br />

Gale B. Robinson Jim Cain<br />

T. W. Bray, *James Jr. T. Hayes<br />

Joe Bell *Mike Martin<br />

James R. Cox *E. Lee Bennett<br />

Ronny L. *Johnny Greer Dudley<br />

Paul R. Jarratt *Orris E. E. Davis<br />

Charles David E. Cardwell Wantland<br />

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

Hugh W.<br />

*Hilry<br />

Robertson<br />

H. Shaffer<br />

Conley Dykes<br />

Dennis Belford<br />

*James N. Stansell<br />

M. T. Gossett<br />

*James<br />

David<br />

N. David<br />

Smith<br />

Vaughn<br />

Stansell Carl E. Barnes<br />

Joe C. Carr<br />

Jim CainMike Van Sant<br />

James T. Hayes<br />

*Mike Martin Jeff Head<br />

E. Lee Bennett<br />

*Johnny Frank Dudley Hester<br />

Orris E. Davis<br />

David Wantland * Deceased<br />

Raymond H. Leathers Melvin Meadows<br />

Hilry H. Shaffer<br />

2<br />

* Deceased<br />

Dennis Belford<br />

*James N. David Vaughn<br />

It was a busy month at Al Menah. The Director<br />

Staff had their annual golf tournament and it was<br />

very successful. Great job guys! After that, Al<br />

Menah had the annual Car Show at the Temple.<br />

Great turn out by the Nobility and we had 138 cars<br />

in the show. Keary Fleenor, Jeff Head P.P., Mike<br />

Van Sant P.P. and the committee did a wonderful<br />

job. Thank you so much. The Circus was great,<br />

and I personally want to thank everyone for all<br />

their help. Now the parades and Christmas parties<br />

start. Please try to make the parades to support Al<br />

Menah and showcase the Temple, Shriners Hospitals<br />

and our children.<br />


Horace Perkins, III<br />


From the desk of...<br />


<br />

Yes it has become that time of the year that<br />

we meet our selves COMING and GOING.<br />

From PARADES, to END of the YEAR<br />


YEAR, , ,Wow! Once again a BIG<br />

THANK YOU to the Al Menah Family<br />

that took the time to come down and take<br />

part in this year Circus.<br />

During this time of the year when we<br />

think of Family, let US remember our Nobles<br />

and their Family’s that were in the path of the<br />

Two Hurricanes that hit our two coast lines.<br />

I would also like to Thank Noble Keith Taylor and his lady<br />

for going to Imperial Shrine Membership School in Tampa. As we<br />

Race into 2019 I know Keith and our Membership Team will do a<br />

great job laying out a Road for New Members for Al Menah.<br />

I hope everyone will have a Great Thanksgiving, I know my family<br />

will. IT’S MY GRANDKIDS 1ST BIRTHDAY on Thanksgiving<br />

Day - HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to Caroline and Anderson Whitaker.<br />

Chief Rabban<br />

Randy Williams<br />


A BIG thank you to all that helped with the Shrine<br />

Circus. It was great to see all the kids with<br />

big smiles on their faces and amazement in<br />

their eyes. Also, a round of applause to<br />

the Fabulous Al Menah Clowns for the<br />

Divan’s new fez’s... they were slightly to<br />


big, but fun to wear.<br />

Fall is in the air and that is a sign that<br />

parade season is here. We have numerous<br />

Veteran Day Parades along with Christmas<br />

Parades. Hope to see everyone out on the<br />

parade routes and remember if you do not have a<br />

parade vehicle, then you can always catch a ride on one of the floats.<br />

The more the merrier! See y’all soon!<br />

Assistant Rabban<br />

Scott Jones<br />


For those of you living under the nearest<br />

convenient rock, we had our Circus this<br />

month and we had a blast! We had a big<br />

turn out and lots of very good help from<br />

dedicated Nobles and their wives. A big<br />

thanks goes out to those men and women<br />

that donated their time and dollars to<br />

support the temple.<br />

Now for the rest of the story, the fun<br />

loving and demented Clowns pulled their<br />

usual antics but this year they added a new<br />


twist. In an effort to ensure their pie tossing percentage,<br />

they filled red fez buckets with shaving cream and put them<br />

on the Divans’ heads - it worked like a charm! You have to<br />

give them credit, they got us. The only problem is buckets<br />

aren’t pies, so back to square one boys.... I must admit that<br />

later in the clown dressing room they did manage to hit me<br />

with a pie - first class job, especially considering they didn’t<br />

have their usual supervision (their wives). At some point, one<br />

might wonder when the Divan will respond to the antics of<br />

the painted children. Well, I guess I should point out that it’s<br />

“parade time” boys!! Put them on your schedules and let the<br />

fun begin!!<br />

High Priest and Prophet<br />

Donnie Drayton<br />


Congratulations on a job well done!<br />

Thank you to all those who volunteered<br />

their time and energy to making sure<br />

everyone had a safe and exciting time<br />

at the Circus! With every Circus,<br />

there are always those moments that<br />

fill your heart with joy and laughter.<br />

Everywhere you look people are<br />

having a great time. The kids are<br />

smiling from ear to ear, laughing and<br />

ORIENTAL GUIDE jumping <br />

with excitement as they spot the<br />

Elephants, or are getting the autograph and picture of their<br />

favorite clowns. Even the adults are full of joy and laughter as<br />

they witness the Clowns don each of the Divan with a shiny<br />

plastic fez full of shaving cream. No mechanical failure this<br />

time Donnie. I was however, surprised they were able to cover<br />

that melon with only one can. Thanks for being such a great<br />

sport! Not that you really had any other option.<br />

Circus time really is one of most enjoyable times of the year<br />

to be a Shriner. It’s a blessing to give back to our communities<br />

and getting to have fun in the process makes doing so easy.<br />

Thank you again for all your hard work in making sure this<br />

year’s Circus was a success.<br />

Parade Season is almost here. Get those uniforms ready,<br />

parade vehicles and floats cleaned up, tuned up, and ready to<br />

represent Al Menah.<br />

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you and your families.<br />

Oriental Guide<br />

Vernon Blackburn<br />

3<br />



Dear Nobles,<br />

We are pleased to introduce you to the very first edition of Fezcast: Resources<br />

for Shriners to Share. This monthly electronic newsletter is designed to provide<br />

you with links and information to enhance and improve your<br />

communication efforts, and to ensure you are aware of the many<br />

resources available to you. These resources will include a variety<br />

of videos, social media tips, toolkits and other content to share. We<br />

encourage you to stay up to date by referring to information in Fezcast and on Shriners Village,<br />

and utilizing it often.<br />

Yours in the Faith,<br />

Jeffrey L. Sowder<br />

Imperial Chief Rabban<br />

Chairman, Imperial Marketing and Communications<br />

Watch and Share Our National Patient Ambassador Videos<br />

Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children selects two National Patient<br />

Ambassadors to represent the health care system’s patients. They spend the year<br />

sharing their stories of perseverance in the face of adversity, and the ways Shriners<br />

Hospitals for Children has made a dramatic, life-changing difference in their lives.<br />

Our <strong>2018</strong>-2019 National Patient Ambassadors are Lily and Riley. Click on their<br />

names to download and view their videos. They are examples of how your<br />

contributions have impacted the lives of our patients.<br />

Volunteer at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open<br />

View this YouTube video for information and see how you can help at this event by<br />

clicking here.<br />


Don’t Miss out!<br />

Do you know a Shriner that would like to receive our<br />

emails? Click anywhere on the Shriner to the left to<br />

go to the signup page and start receiving emails from<br />

Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals.<br />

Stay informed, signup today!<br />


Dear Fellow Nobles,<br />

Thank you for your incredible outpouring of support and prayers for your brothers in North<br />

Carolina, and their families, during this time of need. I am very proud of the way you have<br />

exemplified the Masonic tenet of brotherly love through your generous support of the relief<br />

effort of the Masonic Service Association of North America (MSA).<br />

Unfortunately, our call to service is not over. Hurricane Florence was a huge storm, causing<br />

damage beyond state lines. In addition to the devastation in North Carolina, flooding in South<br />

Carolina has caused considerable destruction. With the forecast of additional rain and storms in<br />

this already flooded area, it is highly probable there will be additional damage.<br />

Omar Shriners has reported the Waccamaw and Little Pee Dee Shrine Clubs in South Carolina<br />

have suffered damage; the extent will be assessed as the clubs work with their insurance<br />

companies.<br />

The MSA has implemented a separate disaster relief appeal for South Carolina, in addition to<br />

the ongoing efforts to assist those in North Carolina. All donations received through these<br />

appeals will be transferred directly to the respective Grand Lodge for distribution to those in<br />

need.<br />

I thank and commend everyone who has already contributed to these efforts. The number of<br />

our worthy brothers and their families who are in distress at this time has increased. We must<br />

continue to share our concern and compassion, and offer every assistance possible to our<br />

brethren.<br />

Please donate today.<br />

How to help masons and nobles affected by the hurricane:<br />

Make a check payable to “MSA Disaster Relief Fund” and send them to:<br />

Masonic Service Association<br />

3905 National Drive, Suite 280<br />

Burtonsville, MD 20866<br />

Please write on the memo portion of the check, “North Carolina Disaster Appeal”or "South<br />

Carolina Disaster Appeal."<br />

Click here to donate via PayPal or credit card.<br />

Contributions to Masonic Service Association of North America are tax-deductible to the extent<br />

allowed by law.<br />

The leadership of Shriners International remains in contact with the Grand Lodges of North and<br />

South Carolina and the Potentates of the temples impacted by the storm, and asks that you<br />

continue to keep your fellow brothers and nobles in your thoughts and prayers.<br />

Yours in the faith,<br />

Jim Cain<br />

Imperial Potentate<br />


Driving into the operating room<br />

Thank you for choosing Shriners Hospitals for Children<br />

Medical Center — Lexington to take care of your family. We<br />

understand that surgery can be a frightening time but please<br />

know that your child’s comfort is our top priority.<br />

Our nurses and medical teams are here to ease any fears or<br />

discomfort of both the patient and family. One way we try to<br />

remove the stress from the surgical experience is by<br />

presenting the child with an exciting opportunity to “drive”<br />

themselves into the operating room.<br />

Depending on the patient’s age, weight and condition, the child may be given the option of<br />

receiving their very own driver’s license so that they can drive themselves into the operating<br />

room via one of our special four-wheel cars.<br />

“It is always so fun to watch and the little children love it!” said Kandace Stratton, RN, a nurse<br />

in the post-anesthesia care unit of the ambulatory surgery center.<br />

The cars not only make the experience of having surgery less stressful, but studies have shown<br />

that these benefits can help with the anesthesia process. The more comfortable and at ease<br />

patients are prior to being put to sleep with anesthesia, the better the results after surgery while<br />

the anesthesia is wearing off. If a child goes under happy and comfortable, they tend to wake up<br />

with less crying and concern.<br />

Driving a four-wheel car into surgery is better all-around for the patients and the parents.<br />

Traditionally, patients are either wheeled into surgery via a hospital bed or carried by a staff<br />

member. Nurses and staff members show pictures and describe the process with as much ease as<br />

possible, but being separated from your parents in a new environment can be very traumatic for<br />

children. The more upset and scared a child is feeling can directly correlate to how the parents<br />

feel. Prior to any surgical procedure, it is important that both the patient and family feel<br />

comfortable. One way the Lexington Shriners Medical Center commits to creating a familycentered<br />

environment is by designing fun experiences, and the cars seem to take the children's<br />

minds off what is happening and gets them to the operating room in a non-stressful way.<br />

Now, the hard part will be getting the children out of the cars!<br />

Photo courtesy of MD-Update.<br />


CeNter<br />

NeWS<br />

Clowns<br />

The Fabulous Al Menah Clowns ruled at<br />

the Circus! Not only did we put on acts<br />

twice per show, sign autographs for the<br />

kids and generally entertain the crowds,<br />

we were able to “Re-Fezz” the Divan!<br />

Our Annual Clown Auction was held<br />

October 13th with over $13,000.00 raised<br />

going to our hospitals. Thanks to all that<br />

attended, participated and made bids.<br />

Your generosity is truly appreciated.<br />

Parade season is here. The Fabulous<br />

Al Menah Clowns along with all Shriners<br />

will be putting our best foot forward<br />

starting with Veterans day parades and<br />

Christmas parades following immediately<br />

behind. Let’s celebrate this holiday season<br />

in the spirit it’s meant to be and make<br />

a real positive impression to the public.<br />

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

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

hospitals. Please keep those that are sick<br />

and unable to attend our events in your<br />

prayers.<br />

“I remain just one thing, and that is a<br />

clown. It places me on a far higher plane<br />

than any politician.”- Charlie Chaplan<br />

Keep on Clowning!<br />

Jim “Snips” Lee<br />

Secretary<br />

Director’s Staff<br />

Wow can you believe we are one month<br />

away from the Turkey Season already.<br />

We have had a very busy fall filled<br />

with many hours of volunteering from<br />

our unit. Our stated meeting in September<br />

was well attended and we<br />

look forward to finishing the<br />

year out the same.<br />

8<br />

October was a very busy month and for<br />

those that were lucky enough to be able<br />

to attend the events had enjoyed some<br />

excellent companionship, gossip times<br />

and those at the circus, the excitement of<br />

the children.<br />

We still have a full schedule coming<br />

up, although this info will come out<br />

after the October stated meeting I trust<br />

everyone remembered that October is the<br />

voting in of our new officers. Names to<br />

be in next Shriner.<br />

Please keep in mind the following:<br />

Ladies Extravaganza on Nov 3.<br />

Auction Nov 10<br />

Last meeting this year Nov 27<br />

Christmas party on the 8th.<br />

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

and help out as needed<br />

.<br />

Fred Lysak<br />

Lt Directors Staff<br />

Legion of Honor<br />

The Legion of Honor participated in<br />

this year’s Circus with the presentation<br />

of Colors. It went well, and a number<br />

of newer Legion members got their first<br />

experience in the posting of Colors.<br />

As we move into Autumn, so too the<br />

activities for the Legion will change.<br />

There are 3 Veterans Day parades at<br />

Hendersonville, Mufressboro and Nashville,<br />

and the Legion will be present at all<br />

three.<br />

Planning continues for the Ladies<br />

Extravaganza. The Legion will again<br />

provide breakfast foods, coffee and other<br />

drinks to help the Ladies with the hard<br />

work of shopping for various goodies.<br />

Lastly, the Legion has prepared rewrites<br />

for our Constitution, Bylaws, Budget<br />

and the selection of 2019 Officers.<br />

These will be voted on by the members<br />

at our November meeting. We will cap<br />

a very successful year with our annual<br />

Christmas party on December 15th.<br />

Again, much work, much fun and<br />

support of the Shriner Hospitals had been<br />

done. Many of our LOH members serve<br />

a dual role, and also drive the vans taking<br />

our kids to the Hospitals. Come and join<br />

us. We have much planned for 2019.<br />

Respectfully,<br />

Art De Vooght<br />

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

Provost Guard<br />

The Circus has come and gone for another<br />

year. I think everything went well and<br />

everyone had a good time.<br />

Now it is time to focus on the parade<br />

season coming up.<br />

Secretary<br />

Ken Loftis<br />

Shrine Club News<br />

Williamson County Shrine Club<br />

We have officially moved our club meetings<br />

to:<br />

The Sportsman’s Grille<br />

1640 Westgate Circle<br />

Brentwood, TN 37027<br />

They are in Cool Springs and we plan to<br />

be there until further notice. Come out<br />

and see if you like it then report back.<br />

WCSC always has a great program at our<br />

meetings on the third Thursday of the<br />

Month, 6:00pm.<br />

Our December event will be our<br />

Christmas Party and it will be at the<br />

Sportsman’s Grille as well, Dirty Santa<br />

included.<br />

Our Motor Division is gearing up<br />

for the Parade Season and hope you can<br />

come out and ride with us in some of the<br />

upcoming parades.<br />

We still have time left to get more<br />

Plaque Sales in! Have you renewed your<br />

Plaque? Have you sold one?<br />

Please remember to pray for those on<br />

our sick list, our Doctors / Nurses at the<br />

Shrine Hospitals, our President of the US,<br />

all our leaders, Police / Firefighters / First<br />

Responders and our Military who are<br />

fighting to ensure our freedom.<br />

Butch Mayes<br />

WCSC Ambassador


Article 7.4 – Circus Management Committee<br />

This Temple shall have a Circus Management Committee. It’s appointments and duties are<br />

governed by the Bylaws of Shriners International. The purpose of this committee is to provide<br />

consistent and ongoing management of Al Menah’s annual Circus.<br />



Nov 2-3 Scottish Rite Reunion<br />

9-10 Scottish Rite Reunion<br />

Nov. 10 Gallatin Veterans Day parade 11:00 AM<br />

Lafayette Veterans Day parade<br />

11:00 AM<br />

Murfreesboro Veterans Day parade<br />

11:00 AM<br />

Director Staff Auction<br />

Nov. 12 Nashville Veterans Day parade 11:00 AM<br />

Nov. 17 Springfield Christmas parade<br />

Nov. 24 Manchester Christmas parade 6:30 PM<br />

Nov. 25 Dickson Christmas parade.<br />

Dec. 1 Macon County Christmas parade 1:00 PM<br />

Lewisburg Christmas parade<br />

12:00 PM<br />

Portland Christmas parade<br />

5:30 PM<br />

Dec. 2 Smyrna Christmas parade 2:00 PM<br />

Dec. 5 Chief Rabban Dinner<br />

Dec. 8 Cookeville Christmas parade TBA<br />

Granville Christmas parade<br />

2:00 PM<br />

Hartsville Christmas parade<br />

10:00 AM<br />

Dec. 9 Patients Christmas party<br />

Dec. 31 New Years Eve party<br />


Paper Sale Donation from Kroger<br />

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

County Shrine Club were with Kroger Management at their Belle<br />

Meade store where they presented a $1,000.00 to us for the Shrine<br />

Hospitals for Children. The Kroger Manager was an acquaintance of<br />

Scotty and Teresa Travis who put this together for the Al Menah Shrine<br />

Hospitals for Children Paper Sale.<br />

This is a portion of a message from Phyllis Berry, wife of this<br />

Kroger Store Manager, Michael Berry.<br />

Let me tell you, our son was a Shrine Hospital patient<br />

and we are forever grateful The experience was an<br />

awakening in humanity. The care was phenomenal. The<br />

friendship my family made. The support from the men in<br />

your fraternity was phenomenal. We thank you for all you<br />

and your members do for children across the country.<br />

Sincerely<br />

Phyllis Berry<br />

Fraternally,<br />

Butch Mayes, WCSC<br />



NOTICe:<br />

ALL communications<br />

for the Shriner<br />

should be sent to<br />

editor.amsc@gmail.com<br />




Nonprofit<br />

Organization<br />

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The Black Camel<br />

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

P. O. Box 78545 P. O. Box 78545 Nashville, TN<br />



P. O. Box 78545<br />

TN 37207<br />

James W. Pylant<br />

www.almenahshriners.org<br />

Pulaski, TN<br />

NASHVILLE, TN 37207<br />

04/03/28 – 09/28/18<br />

www.almenahshriners.org<br />

Charles L. Rogers<br />

Manchester, TN<br />

10/22/27 – 09/30/18<br />

Charles H. White<br />

Nashville, TN<br />

03/23/30 – 10/10/18<br />

Roland W. Gray<br />

Nashville, TN<br />

02/10/47 – 10/11/18<br />

DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER <strong>2018</strong> <strong>SHRINER</strong> IS <strong>NOVEMBER</strong> 21 ST<br />

Arnold E. Hendrix<br />

Summerfield, FL<br />

10/7/44 – 09/23/18<br />

James R. Overby<br />

Dickson, TN<br />

05/23/41 – 09/23/18<br />

Charles B. Hooper<br />

Charlotte, TN<br />

03/03/32 – 09/24/18<br />

John V. Freeman<br />

Brentwood, TN<br />

11/26/18 – 09/26/18<br />


Permit No. 1731<br />


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