AL MENAH SHRINERS OASIS OF NASHVILLE DESERT OF TENNESSEE
P.O. BOX 78545 • NASHVILLE, TN 37207 • 615.226.7766 • 1.877.505.7764
VOLUME 3637 • NUMBER • NUMBER 4 10 • • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE & JULY) & JULY) • • NOVEMBER APRIL 2018 2017
During the Holiday Season,
more than ever,
our thoughts turn gratefully to
those who have made our progress
possible. And in this spirit,
we sincerely say Thank You
and Best Wishes
for the Holiday Season
and Happy New Year!
Divan of Al Menah
Calendar of Events
Al Menah Al Menah Temple Temple
Oasis of Nashville
Desert of TennessEE
P.O.Box 78545 • Nashville, TN 37207
P.O.Box 78545 Phones • Nashville, 1.615.226.7766 TN 37207
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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*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
As always, thank you for everything you do for Al
Menah and our Shriners Hospitals and children!
A special thank you to all the Veterans for your services
to our great country. I hope everyone had a
great fall season and a Happy Thanksgiving. This
is a season to be thankful for what we have and not
what we want.
Please try to attend our Patient’s Christmas Party.
This is the one time of year we get to spend
time with the patients. I know it will be a great
time as always!
Parade season is in full swing. Make time to support
your unit as we showcase our Temple during
In closing, I thank everyone for giving me the
opportunity to serve on your Divan and as your Potentate
in 2018. But most of all, thank you for your
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Yours in faith,
Horace Perkins, III
Stay Humble and Kind
From the desk of...
To you and your Family.
It has been a Fast 12 months for
Lady Beth and I as we get ready
for 2019.We want to think the
Nobles of Al Menah and their
Ladies for the Support, Words
of Wisdom, Stepping Up for the
Events, and MOST OF ALL...
“What can we do to HELP NEXT YEAR”.
And a special THANK YOU.....to our ladies of Al Menah
that worked putting the “LADIES EXTRAVAGANZA
EVENT” together..... right at $6,000.00 raised for the First
Lady Project in 2019. Also to Noble Maurice Smith taking
the time to put our SHRINER together. To our Office
Staff, The Divan and the 2018 Potentate Staff for keeping
Our Shrine moving forward this past year. ...AND... to
Imperial Sir.Jim Cain and Lady Patsy for taking a little of
Al Menah with them with all of their travel.
May the Love of the Season shine bright within Your
Heart Year Round.
Nobles of AlMenah...THANK YOU and MERRY
We are in the middle of Christmas
parades and it is great to see
everyone out on the parade routes
having fun and spreading holiday
cheer. Al Menah representation
at our local parades is one of
the best ways to bring awesome
attention to our fraternity and our
We hope everyone can attend the
Patients’ Christmas Party at Al Menah Shrine Center
on December 9th. This event is a great way to see the
miracles this awesome fraternity has the capability to
perform for our kids. Keep the good work up nobles!
Kim and I plan to attend as many of the unit and
club Christmas Parties as possible; however, there is no
way to make them all. We wish each and every one of
you a Very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous
HIGH PRIEST PRIEST AND PROPHET AND PROPHET
I suspect this will be the last time you
will be dazzled with the wisdom
and charm emanating from the
office of High Priest & No Profit,
especially since a Clown will be
taking over next year! Looking
back at the perilous trail of debris
and garbage I have spread this
year, I find a few pearls of wisdom
have managed to survive and I now
leave you to ponder: I heard it said to never trust a
fart, if you do be sure to bring a change of clothes;
dealing with drama queens is like wrestling with a
pig—you get crap all over you and the pig likes it;
how many women does it take to change a throwback
Shriner from Dickson? just one—his sister, mother-inlaw
and ex-wife; clowns are more annoying than dune
buggies; whipped cream tastes better than shaving
cream, according to Jingles.
These, along with other fond memories of this
year, will soon be circling the drain moving into the
history of our proud fraternity. Remember during the
holidays to say kind things about your family and
friends whether you believe it or not, since it makes
them feel good inside. Be kind to animals and Clowns
since ORIENTAL at least GUIDE the animals
have feelings and love you
Have a beautiful Christmas and Happy New Year.
High Priest and Prophet
It’s hard to believe it’s already
December. This is always a busy
month full of Christmas parades,
and traveling to visit family for
the holidays. So please be safe
in your travels and enjoy time
spent with your families.
As always, thank you for what you
do each day for Al Menah and
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
During this season of thanksgiving, Imperial Potentate Jim Cain would like to
express his appreciation and gratitude for your dedication to both Shriners
International and Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
Know that your efforts make a real difference in countless lives around the
Click the photo below to access this special message from Imperial Sir Jim Cain.
Make note of this future event
Scottish Rite Golf Tournament
October 10, 2019 @Noon
Nashboro Golf Club
1101 Nashboro Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37217
$75.00 per player
$300.00 per team
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Nashboro Golf Club
25 Harbor Cove Drive
Old Hickory, TN 37138
HOLE SPONSORS NEEDED - $100.00
Dear Fellow Nobles,
Over the last few months, your incredible outpouring of support and prayers for your brothers
and their families impacted by the series of hurricanes has been nothing short of inspiring. I am
extremely proud to represent this great brotherhood. Through your generous support of the
ongoing relief efforts of the Masonic Service Association of North America (MSA), each of you
has exemplified the Masonic tenet of brotherly love. Your gifts, compassion and concern for
your brothers is the epitome of our theme, “Together We Can.”
Our call to service must continue.
Although hurricane season is ending, our work is not done. We must now focus our attention
on the West Coast, where wildfires are currently ravaging and destroying communities in both
Northern and Southern California. The Grand Master of California, M. W. Stuart Wright, has
filed a disaster appeal with the MSA in hopes of obtaining help for his Masons who are valiantly
coping with this disastrous situation. We have learned that members of both Al Malaikah
Shriners (Los Angeles) and Ben Ali Shriners (Sacramento) have also been affected. Additionally,
we know that several nobles live in Paradise, a particularly hard hit area, and, so far, all of them
have not been accounted for. At this point, we do not know the full extent of the situation
throughout the area, as the fires continue to burn.
I have spoken to M. W. Wright and offered the full support of Shriners International during
this time of crisis. I also let him know I would bring attention to this appeal. I am once again
asking you to assist our brothers. Your support and assistance is critically important.
The MSA continues to be our best way to provide assistance; the organization implements
separate disaster relief appeals for each geographic area and Masonic Grand Lodge making such
requests, so that the ongoing assistance efforts may continue. All donations received through
these appeals will be transferred directly to the respective Grand Lodge for distribution to those
How to help masons and nobles affected by the fires:
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, “California Disaster Appeal”
Click here to donate via PayPal or credit card.
Contributions to Masonic Service Association of North America are tax-deductible to the extent
allowed by law.
The leadership of Shriners International remains in contact with the affected Grand Lodges
and the Potentates of the temples impacted by the fires, and asks that you continue to keep your
fellow brothers and nobles in your thoughts and prayers.
I thank and commend everyone who has already contributed to these efforts. The number of
our worthy brothers and their families who are in distress has again increased, and we must
continue to share our concern and compassion and offer every assistance possible to our
Please donate today.
Yours in the faith,
Ways to Help
Supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati
Your gift makes a difference.
Every day at Shriners Hospitals for Children ® – Cincinnati
we are helping children and protecting their childhood.
Expert physicians, surgeons, therapists and other medical
staff help children live the fullest lives possible. Our
innovative research and outstanding teaching programs
help us carry our mission even further. Our dedication
helps expand the worldwide body of medical
knowledge and improve the quality of life for people
around the world.
The Cincinnati Shriners Hospital treats children with
pediatric burns as well as many non-burn conditions.
All care and services are provided in a family-centered
environment, regardless of the patient or families’ ability
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Shriners Hospitals
for Children – Cincinnati relies on the generosity of
donors to continue improving the lives of children.
There are many ways to support our mission:
• Unrestricted cash donations
• A gift in honor or in memory of a loved one
• A charitable bequest in your will
• Gifts of appreciated assets or real estate
• Other planned giving opportunities such
as Charitable Gift Annuities or Charitable
• Adopting a room in our Family Care Unit
• Text the word LOVE to 80100 to make a
For more information, call the development office at
If you know of a child we can help, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call:
Burn Services at 866-947-7840
Non-Burn Services at 855-206-2096
Thank you for your support of
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati.
Ways to Serve
If an individual or group would like to become involved
in a service project, here are some suggestions:
The kids really enjoy pre-packaged, store bought
snacks like Goldfish, Oreos, chips, pretzels and
mini candy bars. Please, no peanuts or peanut butter.
Collect Pop Tabs
Pop tabs are taken to a local recycling plant. The
money generated is used to buy needed items for our
For more information about current volunteer
opportunities, please contact Victoria Keehnen at:
email@example.com or 513-872-6137.
Your unrestricted cash donations have the
greatest impact on every child we treat.
Please make checks payable to:
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati
Attn: Donor Development
3229 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Corporate Giving and Fundraisers
Facilitating a corporate gift, matching gift, workplace
giving program, or special event fundraiser will lend
valuable support to our hospital.
For more information about how your donation can
make a difference, please contact:
2018 is drawing to a close and it was a
fantastic, busy year for clowning! The
Fabulous Al Menah Clowns showed
the world how “fabulous” we are with
hundreds of dress outs. We put smiles
on thousands of faces with numerous
parades, hospital trip, State Fair appearances,
paper sale and the Circus.
Veterans Day and Christmas parades
were plentiful in November and December,
and we’re looking forward to a small
break at the beginning of the New Year.
The Al Menah Clowns would like
to give a big “Thank you!” to Frank
“Froggy” Wilson and Lady Valerie for a
wonderful year as Captain and First Lady.
Their leadership, guidance and caring
ensured us a fun, successful year and that
is what continues to keep us focused on
working for our Shrine children and our
As always, thank you to all of you for
what you do to support our children’s
hospitals. Please keep those that are sick
and unable to attend our events in your
Keep on Clowning!
Jim “Snips” Lee
What an exciting month. Turkeys have
been gobbled up, money donated at the
auction, and the Lady’s extravaganza has
had another great fundraising event.
The Director’s Staff are very proud of
all the hard work our Directorette’s do
in supporting us and cannot
thank them enough.
We are also very proud of
Eddie Hill who did a fantastic job of
organizing all the golf hackers for the
Directors Golf Tournament again this
year and was very pleased to present a
check to Potentate Horace Perkins for
As we move forward, at the October
meeting Brent Stadterman was elected
Secretary again, we really appreciate it
We had two nominations for Lieutenant,
Joe Anderson and Mike Villines
Jr. Be sure to attend the November meeting
Our last stated meeting for the year will
be in November as the meeting in December
will be our Christmas Dinner.
The Christmas Dinner will commence
with cocktails at 6:00pm and dinner at
7:00pm at the Al Menah Temple.
Please note these dates, plan to attend,
and help out as needed.
Lt Directors Staff
Legion of Honor
The Legion of Honor had another great
month in November. The LOH participated
in the Hendersonville and
Murfreesboro parades. The Legion was
met with enthusiastic crowds and warm
greetings for being Armed Forces veterans.
The Unit will support Al Menah’s
participation in the remaining Christmas
The LOH continues to grow, as we
added two new members, one of whom
was the second Reserve member. Noble
Long is a trumpet player, and he adds a
sense of flair to the LOH presentation of
The LOH updated our Constitution
and Bylaws for the first time in 46 years.
The current Commander and Past Commander
will present the updated documents
to the Divan in Jan., 2019 for their
The perfunctory aspects of approving
a new Budget was done. and the following
officers for 2019 were elected:
Commander - Wayne Steele
Vice Commander - Steve Singleton
Lieutenant Commander - Jason Robinson
Adjutant - Art De Vooght
Finance Officer - Gene Ornes
Acting Past Commander - Roy Lindsey
The Unit will have its XMAS Party
on December 15th at Al Menah, with the
installation of the elected Officers.
Art De Vooght
The Circus has come and gone for another
year. I think everything went well
and Thanksgiving with all the turkey and
trimmings has come and gone and Christmas
Holidays are just around the corner!
With that, we find ourselves once again at
the end of another year ~ a time to reflect
on the good, the bad and the ugly. To
ponder the positives as well as the negatives
and learn from those. I ask myself,
“as a Mason and a Shriner, what can I do
to be a better Noble and what can I help
you do”. I challenge each of you to ask
yourselves the same question.
We look forward to a new year at Al
Menah in 2019, as well as in the Motor
Congratulations to the 2019 Motor Corps
Captain – Leighton Bush, Jr.
Adjutant – John Dean
Secretary/Treasurer – Barry Molasy P.C.
Recording Secretary – Terry Posey P.C.
Parliamentarian – Gary Graf
Journalist – Phil (Fat Rabbit) Parman P.C.
Historian & Chaplain –
Frank Hester P.P., P.C.
Classic Cars - Gary Graf
Dune Buggies - Kyle Mason
Life Members / John Anderson
Motorcycles / Tommy Stevenson
Fat Rabbit, 2018 Journalist
Shrine Club News
Williamson County Shrine Club
Many thanks to outgoing Potentate Perkins
and his Divan. We appreciate all the
hard work. You have done a great job this
year and we appreciate it. Also, thanks
to outgoing WCSC President Bill Jager
and our Officers. You have also done a
great job. Let’s get behind out incoming
Potentate / Divan / our incoming President
/ WCSC Officers and make 2019 the
best year yet!
Thanks to WCSC for your great work
on the Paper Sale and Plaque Sale. We
still have time left to get more Plaque
Sales in! Have you renewed your
Plaque? Have you sold one?
We meet on the third Thursday of the
Month at our new meeting location, the
Sportsman’s Grille in Cool Springs. Come
on out, we would love to have you with us.
Remember to pray for our leaders,
our Doctors / Nurses at the Shrine Hospitals
and our Military who are fighting to
ensure our freedom.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
AS OF THIS PUBLICATION – SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Dec. 8 Cookeville Christmas parade TBA
Granville Christmas parade
Hartsville Christmas parade
Dec. 9 Patients Christmas party
Dec 18 Stated Meeting - Election
Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve party
The Nashville Shrine Club Luncheon
The Nashville Shrine Club Luncheon has a new meeting location:
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
2520 Music Valley Dr.
Nashville, TN 37214
Meetings are every Wednesday at 11:00am. Come out and enjoy the fellowship and fun!
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
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The Black The Camel Black Camel Nobles Visited By
The Black Camel
8/25/23 – 11/10/18
James E. Thompson
6/15/39 – 10/29/18
Tandy W. Wilson III
11/25/22 – 11/12/18
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