SHRINER FEBRUARY 2019

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Events and happenings of Al Menah Shriners for February 2019.

AL MENAH SHRINERS OASIS OF NASHVILLE DESERT OF TENNESSEE

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

VOLUME 3638 • NUMBER • NUMBER 4 2 • • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE & JULY) & JULY) • • FEBRUARY APRIL 2019 2017

INSIDE

THIS

ISSUE

INSIDE

Page 2

Potentate’s

Message

Page 3

Divan

Messages

Page 4

February

Notices

Page 5

Burn Awareness

Week

Page 6

2018-2019

National Patient

Ambassadors

Page 7

Al Menah Shrine

Valentine’s Party

Page 8-9

Center News

Little Pops of Love

Al Menah Shrine

Valentine Party

& Dance

Your Invitation &

information

is inside

Back Page

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The Publication Committee

The Publication Committee

The Divan/Board of Directors

Potentate .................... Randy Frank Williams Hester

The Chief Divan/Board Rabban. .............. . of Directors Horace Scott Perkins Jones III

otentate Assistant .................... Rabban .........Donny ..........Randy Frank Hester Williams Drayton

hief Rabban High Priest ........... & Prophet Horace .......... .Vernon Perkins Scott Blackburn IIIJones

ssistant Oriental Rabban Guide. ..........Randy ........... . Donnie Williams Frank Drayton Wilson

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

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PAST POTENTATES

Published monthly except June and July

www.almenahShriners.org

*Charles Barham

*John D. Whalley

*V. *Charles K. Stevenson Barham

Jack *John Norman, E. PattonJr.

*V. K. Stevenson

*John D. Whalley

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*Albert Bennett

*J. Pink Lawrence *Clyde Jack Norman, R. Watson Jr.

*J. Pink Lawrence

*Albert Bennett

Charles Barham *Ed R. Burr

*Ed R. Burr *John E. *Marshall

*Clyde Patton S. Whitley

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*J. Harry Murphy

*J. Harry Murphy *John D. *James

*Marshall Whalley J. White

*Charles N. Rolfe *G. Cooper S. Holt Whitley

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*Paul DeWitt

*J. Coleman J. White Hayes

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*Jerry N. Tate

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*William Raine *Gale Robinson James A. Campbell

*Fred H. Gay, Jr.

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*Hugh F. Smith, Jr. *C. V. Cramb *Claude G. Southall

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*James F. *R. *George Scalf, Parker Jr. Cook Graham

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

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Jack C. Phelps *R. H. Parker T. McNaney Toler

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

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Jack Norman *Paul R. R. Jarratt

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Ham Franklin E. Cardwell “Jay” Scalf, III

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

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

C. H. Smith *Hugh W. Robertson

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

John L. Weaver, Jim David Cain Smith III

Ivo A. Burton *Joe C. Carr

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James R. Cox *E. Lee Bennett

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Charles Melvin E. David Cardwell Wantland Meadows

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Conley Dykes

David Dennis Vaughn Belford

*James N. Stansell

M. T. Gossett

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*John E. Patton Stansell Mike Carl E. Van Barnes Sant

Joe C. Carr

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James T. Hayes

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E. Lee Bennett

*Johnny Horace DudleyPerkins III

Orris E. Davis

David Wantland * Deceased

* Deceased

Raymond H. Leathers Melvin Meadows

Hilry H. Shaffer

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Dennis Belford

*James N. David Vaughn

We were certainly humbled for the wonderful turnout for

our public installation. Thanks again to Donna and Sam

Isbell and the Daughters of the Nile for a beautiful reception

afterwards.

Appreciation also goes out to Howard Rodriguez and

Donnie Drayton for the great job they did with our driver’s

meeting on January 12. The captains and ambassadors met

immediately afterwards and everyone seems ready and

invigorated for a new Shrine year ahead.

In spite of our cold and rainy weather as of late, we had a

successful first stated meeting. I hope everyone enjoyed our

tailgate party as we got ready for the East-West Shrine game

in Tampa. It was a honor to attend that game as Potentate of

the home temple of our Imperial Potentate. The large number

that attended the Imperial Cruise was glad to escape the

January Tennessee weather and enjoy some sunshine.

I hope everyone is making plans to attend our “Love to

the Rescue” Valentine party on February 16. We will be

spotlighting our hospitals that night and enjoying the sounds

of the Nashville Jazz Cats. Check with the office, a Divan

member or Mike Villines, Jr. for tickets.

We have received several new membership applications

already this year. Thanks to Keith Taylor, our membership

chairman, for his enthusiasm and hard work already

Randy Williams

2019 Potentate


From the desk of...

CHIEF RABBAN RABBAN


The year is off and running. If you didn’t get a

chance to go on the Imperial Potentate, Jim

Cain’s trip, it was a blast! We will need

all hands on deck for the 2019 Imperial

Session in Nashville at the end of June.

if you have not signed up for something,

just ask one of the Divan members, we

will get you in contact with the right

person.

The Valentine’s Dinner is coming up fast,

so if you do not have a ticket, stop by the front

office or see a Divan member. Illustrious Sir Randy Williams and

his team have planned a wonderful evening for all. Hope to see

everyone there and bring your dancing shoes.

Make sure to keep all of our sick nobles in our prayers. If you get a

chance to call them, then they would appreciate that very much.

Fraternally yours,

Chief Rabban

Scott Jones

ASSISTANT RABBAN

I started my day this morning having to

deal with the most stupid, cantankerous,

hardheaded jackass I ever met in my life.

The whole time I am trying to help him,

he’s trying to kick me down the road—

oh, I bet y’all thought I was talking

about a Clown! No, not this time; I was

working on a donkey who needed his

hooves trimmed. Working with difficult

farm animals is good practice for serving

ASSISTANT RABBAN on

the Divan.

Speaking of the Divan, I wanted remind the

Nobility that we need any small cars, go carts or other potential

parade vehicles that may be gathering dust in your garage. Even

if you can’t drive it or don’t think it would run, call us and let us

try. The Imperial parade is coming to town and we need to put on

a show. Signing off for now from Donkeyland.

Assistant Rabban

Donnie Drayton

HIGH PRIEST AND PROPHET

Al Menah has been full sprint since day 1 of

2019. What a blessed and memorable year

we’re each going to experience here at Al

Menah. We have many great upcoming

events, and who could forget Shriners

Imperial Session will be in our very own

backyard. Shriners from all over the

world are scheduled to descend upon our

great city in just a few short months. I’m

inviting each of you to get involved. Let’s

make sure Al Menah Shriners, Imperial Sir

Jim Cain, and our beloved city are forever

remembered as the one of the best in Shriners

International history. What role will you play in our success?

HIGH We’re PRIEST kickstarting AND February PROPHET with

some “Love to the Rescue”.

I trust you’ve identified someone deserving of your unit or clubs

two dinner ticket sponsorship? Each of us know someone that has

consistently gone above and beyond to help Shriners Hospitals for

Children in some fashion. What about the store owner or manager

that welcomes you to stand in their store front the first weekend of

May? Perhaps the restaurant manager that hosts your Shrine Club

each month? What better way to show them your appreciation than

treating them to an evening of dinner and dancing?

Speaking of Valentine’s and dancing, I should take this opportunity

to address the “elephant in the room” per say. I’m certain by now

you’ve heard the rumors that your newly installed Assistant Rabban

Don Drayton had planned to attend the Valentine’s Dinner dressed as

Cupid. I can’t imagine the nauseating sensation those in attendance

would have experienced as they witnessed Donnie prancing across

the dance floor in his lil red onesie with bow and arrow by his side.

The unfortunate sight you just visualized will no doubt haunt you

for some time, but thankfully, will never come to fruition. In fact, by

the time Donnie is reading this, he will have spent the last two weeks

on the phone tracking a lost shipment that was never lost. Unware,

all this time that the Divan successfully intercepted the package,

and properly disposed of it, never to be seen again. Perhaps using

Brick Church Pike as the shipping address, wasn’t such a great idea.

I didn’t even know people still ordered merchandise from Oriental

Trading. Laughter truly is the best medicine. If you aren’t laughing,

you aren’t living. In all seriousness, please do make plans to join us,

spend some quality time with your fellow nobles and their ladies,

and enjoy the evening, Cupid free.

Always remember, you can make a difference in the positive

direction of our fraternity. Introduce someone you know to Masonry.

The life you impact today, will impact the lives of others tomorrow.

As always, THANK YOU for all that you do in support of Al

Menah and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

High Priest and Prophet

ORIENTAL GUIDE

Vernon Blackburn

ORIENTAL GUIDE

It was great to see our Imperial Potentate,

Jim Cain and Lady Patsy as well as some

of Al Menah’s nobility representing us

at this year’s Rose Bowl Parade.

This year is off to a fun start with the

East-West Shrine game and Imperial

Cruise. Let’s keep the party going

with the Valentine’s event on February

16th, be sure and get your tickets and

join us for some great fellowship and live

entertainment.

Well we’re off for the Imperial Potentate’s cruise in a few

days and I’m a little concerned because the theme song from

Gilligan’s Island keeps playing in my head. I have a picture of

Donnie as the Skipper and Vernon as Gilligan. Of course, Randy

and Beth are the Howells, Scott would be the professor, I’d be

the poor guy who blunders onto the island I suppose. I’ll let you

know how this plays out upon our return. That is, if we’re not

marooned on an Island somewhere. Oriental Guide

Frank Wilson

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FEBRUARY NOTICES

From the First Lady

Happy New Year everyone!

Randy and I are certainly excited and humbled to begin this new Shrine Year. Thanks to everyone who attended

the Public Installation on January 6. It was a beautiful day and we had a wonderful crowd.

We had a great group of ladies that met in the vision center January 15 for our Ladies program kickoff and

planning meeting. Many good ideas and lots of good information was shared. We will be meeting again February

19 at 5:30 for finger foods and to make no-sew blankets and pillows to have for our vans for our Shrine

patients to be a little more comfortable during their trip.

We also will be collecting small bottles of water to send with them and our drivers. Watch your emails

for more detailed information about this event. If you are not getting the ladies emails, please let me know at

willbe011@earthlink.net so we can be sure that you are getting all the up-to-date information.

I hope everyone is planning on attending the Valentine Party on February 16. Tickets are $18 for a single

and $35 for a couple. We will be spotlighting our Shrine patients that night and have lined up a wonderful jazz

group, the Nashville Jazzcats, for entertainment. We promise it will be a great time for you and your sweetheart!

Correction:

Beth Williams

2019 First Lady

In the January edition of the Shriner, on the cover under the Oriental Guide,

Lady Valerie’s name is misspelled. There was a typo “a” at the end of Valerie’s

name that should have been “e”. We apologize that this was not caught.

Oriental Guide

Frank Wilson &

Lady Valerie

FEBRUARY

16 Temple Valentine Dinner

23 Grand lodge Officers Luncheon

DeMolay Sweetheart Banquet

MARCH

7–9 SESCA Mid Winter (Pigeon Forge)

16 Erin Irish day Parade

26–28 Tennessee Grand Lodge

UPCOMING EVENTS

AS OF THIS PUBLICATION – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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Dear Nobles,

Burn Awareness Week is Feb. 3-9, 2019, and Shriners

Hospitals for Children® will use the week to kick off a yearlong

campaign focused on teaching everyone to “Be Burn

Aware,” especially at home.

Shriners Hospitals for Children and Shriners International

are committed to raising awareness about burn prevention in

order to reduce the number of pediatric burn injuries. The

Burn Awareness Week program is part of that effort.

Numerous educational resources and promotional aids in

support of burn awareness and prevention are available

at beburnaware.org.

Burn Awareness

Burn prevention is a key endeavor of Shriners Hospitals for Children, which is why the health

care system began its Burn Awareness campaigns more than 20 years ago. Burn Awareness

Week is a kick-off to a year-long campaign. The 2019 week-long recognition will be February

3–9.

The Burn Awareness campaign

Fraternity members, hospital employees and the public can visit beburnaware.org to order

educational materials at no charge.

Quick facts about burn injuries

Every hour approximately 16 children are injured from fires or

burns. Eighty-five percent of all fire-related deaths are due to home

fires, which spread rapidly and can leave families as little as two

minutes to escape once an alarm sounds.

In 2012, more than 136,000 children across the country,

including more than 67,000 children 4 and under, were injured due

to a fire or burn and treated in emergency rooms.

In 2013, 126,035 children ages 19 and under were seen in

emergency rooms for fire and burn injuries

Scald burns, caused by hot liquids or steam, are more common

types of burn-related injuries among young children, compared to

contact burns, caused by direct contact with fire, which are more

common among older children

Additional materials designed for fraternity members to promote the awareness

campaign are available on Shriners Village at shrinersvillage.com.

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Introducing the Shriners Hospitals

for Children 2018-2019 National

Patient Ambassadors

Lily, age 18, from Paducah, Kentucky, was born

with fibular hemimelia, meaning she did not have a

fibula, the outer thin bone that runs from the knee to

the ankle, in her right leg. She underwent a Syme’s amputation, which is an amputation done

through the ankle joint that helps to preserve the heel pad, and she received her first prosthesis a

few months later.

When Lily was 18 months old, she became a patient of Vishwas Talwalkar, M.D., pediatric

orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington, in

Kentucky. Over time, Lily has undergone five surgeries at the Lexington Shriners Medical

Center to straighten her remaining right leg, and has received several prosthetic limbs.

Lily used to play soccer and dance, including performing in The Great Russian Nutcracker with

the Moscow Ballet. She completed two youth triathlons, served many times as a page in the

Kentucky General Assembly, and was a member in the Paducah Symphony Youth Chorus. She

continues to play piano, both as part of her studies at the University of Kentucky, and as an

extracurricular activity.

Lily recently completed her freshman year at the University of Kentucky. She earned a

scholarship to the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College, for admission into the Honors

Program. She is studying to be a nurse because of the care she has received at the Lexington

Shriners Medical Center, with a minor in music. “I hope to be a nurse at Shriners Hospitals for

Children after graduating,” said Lily. “It is my dream to help provide the same care I received all

my life to others, as a way to show my gratitude for the Shriners health care system.”

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Riley, now age 17, was born with the genetic condition hereditary multiple exostoses

(HME), which causes irregular bone growth. Exostoses are more commonly known as “bone

spurs,” which typically grow on the end of long bones during childhood and adolescence. In

Riley’s case, physicians discovered growths from nearly head to toe through a full body X-ray

when he was 14 months old.

Riley has been a very active patient ambassador for the Tampa Shriners Hospital for several

years, and represented the hospital as a standard bearer at the Shriners Hospitals for Children

Open in Las Vegas in 2017

Riley is very generous, and eager to help others. He mentors Theodore, another child with the

same rare condition, which Riley describes as being “one of the best things that happened to me

this year.” Theodore’s mom has said that meeting Riley and his family gave them hope.

Riley’s parents are thankful for the constant care provided by the Tampa Shriners Hospital

staff. They have seen drastic improvements over the years, which has enabled the high school

student to remain active in basketball and other physical activities. “I will always have this

condition, which has given me a new perspective on life,” said Riley. “This disorder isn’t a

crutch; it isn’t an excuse. It’s a reminder of all the amazing people I have met.”


Al Menah Shrine Valentine Party

Please Join Us Saturday Evening Feb. 16 th 2019

Doors Open at 5:30pm

Love to the Rescue Program at 6:00pm

Dinner at 6:30pm

Cost $35.00 per couple

$18.00 single tickets

Music provided by The Nashville Jazz Cats

See a Member of the Divan or In the office for tickets!

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CeNter

NeWS

Clowns

2018 was a busy year for the Al Menah

Clowns and with new officers and new

schedules 2019 looks to be just as busy.

We are ready to start putting smiles on

faces.

We had a clown kickoff lunch and we

will start skit practice to get ready for the

clown jamboree in Gatlinburg, which will

be here before you know it.

Thank you to all the 2018 officers for

a great year and congratulations to the

newly elected divan for 2019.

As always, thank you for what you do

to support the hospitals and please keep

our sick brothers in your prayers.

Clay “Flat Top “ Hedgepath

Secretary

Director’s Staff

The New Year has begun and I hope everyone

had a wonderful holiday. As we

move into 2019 Captain Fred Lysak has

many events planned, and will continue

to focus on growth and attendance. If

you have any new ideas we would love to

hear them.

The paper sale will be here before

you know it, so get those plaques sold.

I wish you all a great year.

Lt. Joe Anderson

Secretary

Greeters

What an exciting year we have ahead of

us. Thanks to Don Estes for preparing

and outstanding dinner. We were excited

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to see new noble Jim Timmerman who

attended our last meeting.

Thanks to all nobles who participated

in the work day in our unit room.

The Greeters Unit is looking forward

to the Imperial Session coming to Al

Menah this year and encourages all greeters

to participate.

Steve Beasley

Captain

Legion of Honor

As the Legion of Honor commences its

2019 year we have what we consider to

be a busy and gratifying year ahead. On

December 15th, the new Legion of Honor

Officers were installed by the illustrious

Potentate Horace Perkins III at our annual

Christmas Dinner. We also had a special

guest in attendance. Noble Eddie Daffen,

a member of the International Legion of

Honor, who is a member of the Khiva

Temple in Texas was present and spoke to

the members. The Names and positions

provided below are the Officers should

you need to contact one of them:

Wayne Steele---Commander

Steve Singleton-Vice Commander

Jason Robinson—Lt. Commander

Arthur Devooght--Adjutant

Eugene Ornes-----Finance officer

We are dedicated to the recruitment of

new members to the Al Menah Temple

and to our Legion of Honor, which include

those members of the Temple who

are military veterans and are not associated

with any active organization already.

We, in the Legion are looking toward a

very productive year in that respect. We

have had a couple of our active members,

beginning in January, transfer their

membership to Life Membership. Those

individuals are Harry Dunn and Gene

Hardiman. They have been valuable

members of the Legion of Honor for

many years and we will miss them at our

meetings. They have both promised to

stay in touch and help were they could.

We wish them the very best as I am sure

those who have known these men over

the years will do as well.

As those who have been attending the

Shrines stated meeting in the recent past

know that we have added a trumpeter to

our Color Guard by the name of Stewart

Long. He has been and will continue to

be a great addition to that ceremony and

we look forward to seeing were else he

can benefit the legion and the Shrine.

In February we will be participating in

our annual South East Shrine Association

LOH Mid Winter Meeting in Gatlinburg.

Last August we won the SESA LOH

competition and we will be bringing

home the trophy when we return in February.

The Commander for the SESA this

year is our own Noble Robert Silva and

we here at the Al Menah Legion of Honor

have pledged our support to him.

The Legion of Honor has rewritten

their Constitution and By-Laws, which

will be in the hands of the Divan soon

for review and approval. A copy will be

made available to any organization or

club that deems it needs one.

This is all the news for know with

more to follow,

Wayne R. Steele

Commander

Motor Corps

And just like that…it’s a NEW YEAR

with one month in the history books! I

think we are off to a good start! New

direction, new leadership, new ideas. It’s

a wise man who understands that every

day is a new beginning as he leaves behind

the old chapters of last year’s novel

to make way for a new one, a new year

filled with happiness, cheer and smiles.

Congratulations to the 2019 Divan!

Let’s make a resolution to work together

towards a great year!

To quote a fellow Brother, “Tomorrow

is the first blank page of a 365 page book.

Write a good one.” ~ Brad Paisley

Happy Valentines to All – Share the

Love!

Regards,

Fat Rabbit

2019 Journalist


Shrine Club News

Williamson County Shrine Club

Welcome to our all our new Club Officers

for 2019.

Our new President is Dale Pewitt and

he has done it before! The club should be

in good hands.

Jerry Rosson is the Captain of the

WCSC Motor Division, and we are

looking for new members. Our Motor

Division has lots of fun in the Shrine

Parades and you will too once you get in!

We have Golf Carts – Dune Buggies

and a Classy Car Division which includes

- Convertibles, Hot Rods, and Antique

Cars. If you have one of these vehicles

or would like to acquire one, please come

on down and we can help you become

one of our members.

Our Club meets on the third Thursday

of the Month, 6:00 pm at the Sportsman’s

Grille in Cool Springs. Their address is:

1640 Westgate Circle, Brentwood, TN

37027. We have an interesting program

each Month to entertain you. Come on

down, visit with us and have some fun!

You will be glad you did.

Our number one thing is helping

raise money for the Shrine Hospitals for

Children and our number two thing is to

have fun doing it. Thank you for all who

helped WCSC have a successful year in

2018.

Nobles, please remember to thank

God, every day for the freedom we enjoy

in this Great Country!

Shriners Help Children!

.

Butch Mayes

WCSC Ambassador

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!

About the First Lady’s Program — Little POPS of Love

Patsy Cain, First Lady of Shriners International, knows firsthand the difference access to

quality orthotics can make. Her in-laws, the parents of Imperial Potentate Jim Cain, both had

polio and lived bravely and admirably with the aftereffects of the virus. Had today’s braces and

other devices been available to them, their lives may have been easier.

Lady Patsy invites you to join her in Supporting the Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic

Services (POPS) program of Shriners Hospitals for Children®.

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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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REMINDER!

NOTICe:

ALL communications

for the Shriner

should be sent to

editor.amsc@gmail.com

NOTICe:

ALL communications

for the Shriner

should be sent to

editor.amsc@gmail.com

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Message From

PR Chairman

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Black Camel

Imperial Session

Nobles Visited Nobles By Visited By

The Black Camel The Black Camel Nobles Visited By

The Black P. O. Box Camel 78545

CHARLES P. CHISENA

Clarksville, TN

07/21/36 – 01/10/19

W. C. JACOBS

Antioch, TN

05/30/36 – 01/13/19

MARK F. MILLER

Cumberland City, TN

05/19/55 – 01/11/19

AL MENAH

Nonprofit

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Organization

U.S. POSTAGE

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

1354 BRICK CHURCH PIKE

NASHVILLE, TN 37207

www.almenahshriners.org

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

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

P. Box 78545

1354 BRICK CHURCH PIKE

Nashville, TN

Permit No. 1731

1354 NASHVILLE, BRICK CHURCH PIKE TN 37207

P. O. Box 78545

NASHVILLE, TN 37207

www.almenahshriners.

www.almenahshriners.org

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