Events and happenings of Al Menah Shriners for March 2019. Includes currently scheduled activities for March and April 2019.

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

VOLUME 36 • NUMBER 38 • NUMBER 4 3 • • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE JUNE & JULY) & JULY) •• <strong>MARCH</strong> APRIL <strong>2019</strong> 2017<br />

INSIDE<br />

THIS<br />

ISSUE<br />

Erin, Tennessee<br />

Irish Day Parade and<br />

Arts & Crafts<br />

Erin, Festival, Tennessee Saturday,<br />

March 16, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Irish Day Parade and<br />

Arts & Crafts<br />

Festival, Saturday,<br />

March 16, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Saturday April 6, <strong>2019</strong><br />

More information and your Invitation is inside!<br />

Saturday April 6, <strong>2019</strong><br />

More information and your Invitation is inside!<br />

INSIDE<br />

THIS<br />

ISSUE<br />

PAGE 2<br />

Potentate’s<br />

Message<br />

PAGE 3<br />

Divan<br />

Messages<br />

PAGES 4<br />

2020 Potentate Trip<br />

PAGE 5<br />

<strong>2019</strong><br />

Potentate’s<br />

Ball<br />

PAGE 6<br />

Teddy Bear Clinic<br />

PAGE 7<br />

Shriner’s Lexington<br />

PAGE 8-9<br />

Unit News<br />

PAGE 9<br />

Shriner Education<br />

Foundation<br />

PAGE 10<br />

March Notices<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

PAGE 11<br />

Director’s Staff<br />

New Year<br />


Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session

Al Menah Al Menah Temple Temple<br />

Oasis of Nashville<br />

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Desert<br />

of Nashville<br />

of TennessEE<br />

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

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The Publication Committee<br />

The Publication Committee<br />

The Divan/Board of Directors<br />

Potentate .................... Randy Frank Williams Hester<br />

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

otentate Assistant .................... Rabban .........Donny ..........Randy Frank Hester Williams Drayton<br />

hief Rabban High Priest ........... & Prophet Horace .......... .Vernon Perkins Scott Blackburn IIIJones<br />

ssistant Oriental Rabban Guide. ..........Randy ........... . Donnie Williams Frank Drayton Wilson<br />

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

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 D. Whalley<br />

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

Jack *John Norman, E. PattonJr.<br />

*V. K. Stevenson<br />

*John D. Whalley<br />

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

*Albert Bennett<br />

*J. Pink Lawrence *Clyde Jack Norman, R. Watson Jr.<br />

*J. Pink Lawrence<br />

*Albert Bennett<br />

Charles Barham *Ed R. Burr<br />

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

*Clyde Patton S. Whitley<br />

R. Watson<br />

V. K. Stevenson<br />

*J. Harry Murphy<br />

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

*Marshall Whalley J. White<br />

*Charles N. Rolfe *G. Cooper S. Holt Whitley<br />

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

*Paul DeWitt<br />

*J. Coleman J. White Hayes<br />

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

*Donald *G. Cooper R. Holt Dunning<br />

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

*J. Watson P.<br />

Coleman<br />

Foster<br />

Hayes<br />

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

*Donald S. Whitley Robinson<br />

R. Dunning<br />

Charles N. *Martin<br />

*Ira Rolfe E. Parker<br />

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

*J. White P.<br />

V.<br />

Foster<br />

Cramb<br />

Paul DeWitt *R.<br />

*Martin<br />

C. Derivaux<br />

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

*Gale<br />

Nelson Holt Robinson<br />

Bryan<br />

E. M. Kelly *Oren<br />

*R. C.<br />

A.<br />

Derivaux<br />

Oliver *J. Coleman *Robert<br />

*C. V. Hayes Cramb<br />

Battle<br />

Joseph Higgins *Lee<br />

*Oren<br />

L.<br />

A.<br />

Gamble<br />

Oliver<br />

*Donald*Jerry *J.<br />

R.<br />

Nelson<br />

Dunning N. Tate<br />

Bryan<br />

*Lee L. Gamble<br />

*Robert Battle<br />

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

*R. R. Clark<br />

*J. P. Foster *Fred H. Gay, Jr.<br />

*Jerry N. Tate<br />

Martin S. *William Roberts Raine<br />

*William Raine *Gale Robinson James A. Campbell<br />

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

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

*Hugh F. Smith, Jr. *C. V. Cramb *Claude G. Southall<br />

James A. Campbell<br />

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

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

*Claude Bryan B. Lawson<br />

G. Southall<br />

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

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

Robinson<br />

Lawson<br />

R. R. Clark<br />

*W.<br />

*W.<br />

Bush<br />

Bush Herbert<br />

Herbert<br />

*Jerry N.<br />

J.<br />

*Gale Tate<br />

Dudley<br />

Robinson<br />

Phillips<br />

*Marshall<br />

*Marshall<br />

Hotchkiss<br />

Hotchkiss<br />

*M.<br />

J. Dudley<br />

Norris<br />

Phillips<br />

Jenkins<br />

William Raine<br />

*Jess<br />

*Jess<br />

B.<br />

B.<br />

Templeton<br />

*Fred H.<br />

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

*James<br />

Gay, Jr.<br />

*M. Norris<br />

F. Scalf,<br />

Jenkins<br />

Jr.<br />

*T.<br />

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

A.<br />

A.<br />

Springfield James A.<br />

Springfield<br />

*William Campbell<br />

*James F. Scalf,<br />

B. Jones<br />

Jr.<br />

*James<br />

Charles L. *James<br />

G.<br />

Cornelius G. Stahlman<br />

Stahlman *Claude Jack G. Southall<br />

*William<br />

C. Phelps<br />

B. Jones<br />

*J.<br />

W. Bush Herbert<br />

*J.<br />

Clark<br />

Clark<br />

Akers *W. B. Lawson<br />

Akers<br />

*David<br />

Jack C. Phelps<br />

P. Brumfield<br />

*R.<br />

*R.<br />

E.<br />

E.<br />

Baulch *Gale Robinson<br />

Baulch<br />

*Zack *David S. P. Parrish, Brumfield Sr.<br />

Marshall *Thomas Hotchkiss<br />

*Thomas<br />

E.<br />

E.<br />

Doss<br />

Doss<br />

J. Dudley *Robert *Zack<br />

Phillips<br />

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

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

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

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

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

*William H. *R. B. Parker Parker JonesToler<br />

Graham<br />

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

Jack C. Phelps *R. H. Parker T. McNaney Toler<br />

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

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

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

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

erbela Temple<br />

*James ‘28<br />

J. J. Vaughn<br />

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

*C.<br />

Maurice Weinberger<br />

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

John<br />

*George William L. Weaver,<br />

Cook D. JonesIII<br />

*Fred<br />

S. N. Allen<br />

C. C. Laskey<br />

Gale<br />

*R. Parker John Graham L. B. Weaver, Robinson III<br />

*Ivo<br />

W. B. Hager<br />

A. A. Burton<br />

Joe<br />

H. Parker Gale Bell<br />

Toler B. Robinson<br />

*T.<br />

O. Lynn Meek<br />

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

Ronny<br />

*R. T. McNaney<br />

Joe BellL. Greer<br />

*James R. Cox<br />

Charles Ronny L. E. Greer Cardwell<br />

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

James L. J. Charles<br />

Ham Franklin E. Cardwell “Jay” Scalf, III<br />

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

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

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

William David Conley D. Jones Smith Dykes<br />

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

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

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

Gale B. Robinson *Mike Jim Cain Martin<br />

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

Joe Bell *Johnny *Mike Martin Dudley<br />

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

Ronny L. David *Johnny GreerWantland<br />

Dudley<br />

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

Charles Melvin E. David Cardwell Wantland Meadows<br />

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

Hugh W.<br />

*Hilry<br />

Robertson<br />

H. Shaffer<br />

Conley Dykes<br />

David Dennis Vaughn Belford<br />

*James N. Stansell<br />

M. T. Gossett<br />

*James<br />

David<br />

N. Carl<br />

Smith<br />

David E. Vaughn Barnes<br />

*John E. Patton Stansell Mike Carl E. Van Barnes Sant<br />

Joe C. Carr<br />

Jim CainJeff Mike Head Van Sant<br />

James T. Hayes<br />

*Mike Martin Frank Jeff Head Hester<br />

E. Lee Bennett<br />

*Johnny Horace DudleyPerkins III<br />

Orris E. Davis<br />

David Wantland * Deceased<br />

* Deceased<br />

Raymond H. Leathers Melvin Meadows<br />

Hilry H. Shaffer<br />

2<br />

Dennis Belford<br />

*James N. David Vaughn<br />

We have had quite a past few weeks! The Divan enjoyed<br />

travelling to Clarksville to meet with their Shrine Club and<br />

welcome 8 new Nobles and 2 transfers joining them as well.<br />

This is a growing club who is making quite an impact in their<br />

community.<br />

We traveled again a few days later to Spring Hill United<br />

Methodist Church in Erin, TN for a Gospel Singing that<br />

benefited the Shriner’s Hospital for Children The donation<br />

ended up being $2387, a record for them. Thanks so much to<br />

Dale Francis for another great job!<br />

There was a wonderful gathering at the Al Menah Shrine<br />

Center on February 16 for the “Love to the Rescue” Valentine<br />

Party. A record number enjoyed a delicious meal prepared<br />

by Ronnie Brown and crew and great entertainment by our<br />

fellow Noble Ken Sanders and the Nashville Kats. Many<br />

thanks to Michael and Ali Villines and their committee for a<br />

special evening.<br />

Lady Beth and I wish to invite everyone to celebrate<br />

Al Menah on April 6 at the Potentate’s Ball “A Night at the<br />

Oscars featuring Al Menah”. Be sure and call the office and<br />

secure your reservation for this great event. Cost will be $50<br />

per couple.<br />

We have lost several Nobles in death this last few weeks.<br />

They have all made an impact on our Fraternity and our<br />

thoughts and prayers are with their families.<br />

Yours in the Faith,<br />

Randy Williams,<br />

<strong>2019</strong> Potentate

From the desk of...<br />


<br />

We had a great turn out at the Valentines<br />

Dinner. Great job to everyone that worked<br />

on that committee; everyone had a fun time<br />

and the food was great!<br />

Imperial Session will be here in no<br />

time at all. Hope everyone will come out<br />

and support our Imperial Sir Jim Cain<br />

and Lady Patsy. It will probably not be<br />

here in Nashville again, at-least in our<br />

lifetime. Remember to support the units at<br />

their competitions and visit the marketplace<br />

located in the Music City Convention Center.<br />

Al Menah will be leading the parade after the Imperial officers, so<br />

let’s try our best to get as many people to participate in that parade,<br />

as possible!<br />

The Al Menah Circus Committee is starting the circus ad sale<br />

campaign this month. In the past, this has been not only the biggest<br />

fundraiser for the temple, but for the clubs and units. If we could<br />

set a goal of two ad sales per member, then we could definitely<br />

make a Big impact for everyone. The circus committee will also be<br />

selling a Ringmaster Dinner ticket with a give back twist. We will<br />

be making our way around all the units and clubs to promote the<br />

Ringmaster Club, which helps offset the cost of the Saturday Circus<br />

Matinee show for the underprivileged children.<br />

Hope everyone stays dry and looking forward to a sunny spring<br />

that will arrive soon. Hope to see everyone soon.<br />

Fraternally yours,<br />

<br />

Chief Rabban<br />

Scott Jones<br />



Well this month I have some startling news<br />

to report from the Imperial Curse - I mean<br />

Cruise we were on in January. It turns<br />

out your HP&P Mr. Jingles had some<br />

problems as the ship pulled out of<br />

port, you know, had queasy feelings of<br />

dread and lots of Toilet hugging. He<br />

was feeling pretty bad until he heard<br />

of a jungle legend in Cozumel about<br />

a Mayan cure. So he lands in Belize,<br />

travels over land for miles, paddled up<br />

“crock”-infested rivers to a jungle landing<br />

near the ancient ruins of the Mayans.... As he<br />

climbed the ruins he saw a vision of beauty, an ancient Mayan<br />

priestess who led him to a steamy chamber where she taught him<br />

of the powers of scrotox! Bingles emerged from the chamber a<br />

NEW MAN! No more droopy drawers, toilet hugging, or wrinkles<br />

anywhere - his head shone with a new luster blinding folks for<br />

miles! The locals had to put a bag over his head just to get him back<br />

to the boat. Jingles has kept the secret of scrotox to himself since<br />

the cruise, sharing with none the joys of wrinkle-free manhood.<br />

That’s all this month from Donkeyland. Hug your kids and know<br />

they are your security in old age.. scary huh??<br />

Assistant Rabban<br />

Donnie Drayton<br />


<br />

February was crammed full of some fun and<br />

fellowship. Your Divan visited several<br />

Shrine Clubs, had dinner with a few<br />

hundred of our friends and fellow nobles<br />

during some great events, heard some<br />

great singing, and most important,<br />

we welcomed many new Nobles into<br />

Shriners International. If Membership<br />

is the key to our future, then our future<br />

is looking bright! Everywhere we go we<br />

see new Nobles, new Unit members, new<br />

Shrine Club members, there are new Nobles<br />

everywhere.<br />

One of the most noticeable increases in Membership I’ve seen<br />

recently was while visiting the Clarksville Shrine Club. Currently<br />

under the leadership of Darrell Austin, this club continues to grow<br />

each year and I want to take a moment to say Congratulations<br />

on a job well done! They even had to change venues recently<br />

to accommodate their growing membership. I’m certain more<br />

GREAT things are ahead for this Shrine Club.<br />

I would also like to say Thank You to Dale Francis and the Spring<br />

Hill United Church for a fantastic evening and for their continued<br />

support of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We left Cumberland<br />

City with our stomachs full, and our spirit blessed.<br />

Don’t forget March kicks off with a splash of green. It’s the<br />

annual Irish Parade in Erin. This is always one of the highlights of<br />

the parade season for all involved. Grab your parade gear, get your<br />

green on, and get to Erin, TN.<br />

As always, thank you for all that you do in support of Shriners<br />

International, & Shriners Hospitals for Children. The efforts made<br />

today, will change lives tomorrow.<br />

High Priest and Prophet<br />

Vernon Blackburn<br />



We made it back from the Caribbean cruise<br />

without being stranded on an island! It<br />

was great to spend the week on board<br />

ship, visiting with nobles and their<br />

ladies from Shrinedom all over North<br />

America. Sharing time and making<br />

memories with fellow Shriners is yet<br />

another reminder that it is great to be a<br />

Shriner! And even though I’ve been a<br />

noble of the Mystic Shrine for<br />

nearly twenty-five years, I still get excited<br />

when<br />

I think of all we do to help children with<br />

crippling diseases, burns and those born with cleft palate. I hope<br />

you, too, will reflect on why you became a Shriner and on the<br />

pride you feel when you see a child we’ve helped or when you<br />

visit one of our hospitals. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to look for<br />

men you believe would make great additions to our dwindling<br />

membership.<br />

Spring, after much rain, is upon us. Please join us in Erin on<br />

March 16th for the first parade of the year. Get involved this year<br />

and let’s have fun and help our children.<br />

Oriental Guide<br />

Frank Wilson<br />


2020 Al Menah Potentate Trip<br />

Cabo San Lucas<br />

February 23 – March 1, 2020<br />

Los Cabos is a magic land full of contrast, from breathtaking<br />

seas, to desert and mountains. Also known as “Land’s End”<br />

for being located at the tip of the southern Baja California<br />

Península. Step into the extraordinary world of Los Cabos<br />

where the unparalleled natural beauty, biodiversity and<br />

range of amenities will appeal to any personality.<br />

In a paradise where the Sea of Cortés meets the Pacific<br />

Ocean, there is something for everyone: fishing, golf, scuba<br />

diving, snorkeling, kayaking, ATV Adventures, camel riding,<br />

whale watching, wave runners, horseback riding, relaxing in<br />

luxury spas and resorts and dancing ’til dawn.<br />

Stay at the all-inclusive Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos Resort and Spa<br />

7 nights $1,425 per person – Double occupancy ($2,475 – single)<br />

3 nights $795 per person – Double occupancy ($1,250 – single)<br />

*A Sunset Dinner Cruise with open bar is included<br />

Package includes: Round trip Cabo to resort transfers, Vacation protection insurance, Travel Agent escort,<br />

Complimentary Wifi, Restaurants (Los Cabos Resort - 3, Rose Resort - 5, Sunset Resort -15, alcohol beverages<br />

and 24-hour room service), Twice – daily housekeeping, Feather-top mattress and pillow menu, Premium bath<br />

amenities, Plush bathrobes, In-room safe, Complimentary shuttle service to Sunset Resort and<br />

Taxes and gratuities included.<br />

Sunday, March 31, <strong>2019</strong> there will be a meeting at AL Menah Dinning room at 1:00pm.<br />

A lunch will be served .<br />

For additional information – call Michelle Atchley @ (615)-792-7552<br />


Illustrious Sir<br />

Randy Williams<br />

and Lady Beth<br />

Proudly invite you to attend the<br />

<strong>2019</strong> Al Menah Potentate’s Ball<br />

Saturday April 6, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Doors Open at 5:00<br />

Grand March to begin at 6:30<br />

Dinner and Dance to Follow<br />

Al Menah Shrine Center<br />

1354 Brick Church Pike - Nashville, TN 37207<br />

$50 per couple. Call 615-226-7766 to RSVP no later than March 22<br />

Formal Attire or Dark Suit with Fez<br />

Hotel Accommodations available at La Quinta Inn Airport/Opryland<br />

615-885-3000. Group Name Al Menah Shrine. Deadline March 15.<br />


6<br />


YOUR TEDDY BEAR ON <strong>MARCH</strong> 16TH!

The story of Chase's medical journey<br />

from not walking to running and play sports<br />

Chase, 9 year old patient from Maysville,<br />

KY has been a patient of Shriners Hospitals for<br />

Children Medical Center — Lexington since he<br />

was 6 weeks old. Chase was born with cerebral<br />

palsy, bilateral club feet and suffered several<br />

brain bleeds while still in utero. The brain<br />

bleeds caused Chase to have some<br />

developmental delays as a young preemie baby<br />

including right-sided weakness, most noticeably<br />

in losing the use of his right arm.<br />

Vishwas Talwalkar, M.D., pediatric<br />

orthopaedic surgeon and Scott Riley, M.D., pediatric orthopaedic hand surgeon at Lexington<br />

Shriners Medical Center work together as one medical team to provide Chase the wrap around<br />

care he needs in order to live a full, healthy and amazing life.<br />

“I had no idea if my child would ever crawl, walk, lift his arms or enjoy a ‘normal’ life, but<br />

because of the care Chase has received from Drs. Talwalkar and Riley, we have a child who<br />

runs, rides a bike, plays sports, swims, and does so much more,” said Heather, mother of Chase.<br />

Chase has undergone two surgeries and had several casts applied to his legs to help treat his<br />

bilateral club feet and upper extremities.<br />

As a way to help restore the use of Chase’s right arm, Dr. Riley suggested Chase undergo<br />

surgery for a tendon transfer in 2017. A tendon transfer procedure relocates a functioning<br />

muscle-tendon to the area where there is lost movement in hopes it restores function.<br />

“Both Drs. Talwalkar and Riley have given Chase a life we could only hope for and there will<br />

never be a way to repay that, but we will forever try,” said Heather.<br />

Chase’s family has been very active in telling people and their community about the hope and<br />

healing found at Lexington Shriners Medical Center. As a family they have participated in many<br />

fundraisers and committees that have raised substantial money through a variety of different<br />

means.<br />

“We will forever be grateful for the kindness and care that we have received, and if ever there<br />

were a place worthy of a donation, this is it,” said Jeremie, Chase’s dad. The gratitude from<br />

Chase’s family does not stop there! Chase’s mom, Heather, is a founding member of MDH<br />

Heartstrings, Inc. and the Filthy 5K. Through which they have been able to donate over $10,000<br />

to Lexington Shriners Medical Center’s new Children’s Rehabilitation Playground which is<br />

currently under construction and expected to open fall of <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

“As a family, we will always do what we can to raise awareness and funds for this amazing<br />

medical center that has changed our life and Chase’s life forever,” Heather said.<br />

Today, Chase is a typical young boy who loves to play with his older brother, ride go-karts,<br />

participate in dirt track racing with his mom and dad, play basketball and even has begun to<br />

shoot archery. There is no limit to Chase’s ability.<br />


CeNter<br />

NeWS<br />

Clowns<br />

February was a great month to be a<br />

Clown. We started off with a Superbowl<br />

Party then had a Clown Perfection<br />

Party to help get ready for the<br />

Shrine Clown Jamboree in Gatlinburg<br />

March 8-10. The Fabulous Al Menah<br />

Clowns will be well represented and<br />

we look forward to seeing many more<br />

Temples there this year as this event<br />

continues to grow.<br />

March16 will be the Erin St. Patrick<br />

Day Parade.<br />

Say hello to our newest Clown<br />

Colton Young he is ready to start putting<br />

on makeup and making people<br />

smile.<br />

As always, thank you for what you<br />

do to support the hospitals and please<br />

keep our sick brothers in your prayers<br />

Clay “Flat Top “ Hedgepath<br />

Secretary<br />

Greeters<br />

The Greeters will participate in the<br />

St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Erin, TN<br />

on Saturday, March 16th.We will<br />

leave Al Menah at 7:00 a.m. and go<br />

to Joel’s Body Shop in Dickson for<br />

refreshments. Horace Perkins, PP<br />

hosting.Shortly thereafter we will<br />

leave for Erin.<br />

Greeters have been assigned to<br />

meet arrivals at Metro Airport (BNA)<br />

the week leading up to the Imperial.<br />

We will be especially busy on Sunday<br />

June 23rd meeting the Imperial Divan<br />

and staff at the airport.On Sunday,<br />

June 30th we will serve<br />

as greeters for the Sunday<br />

Church Service on Sunday<br />

8<br />

to be held at the Grand Lodge of Tennessee.We<br />

need volunteers as we will<br />

be covering several locations (airport,<br />

hotel, and Grand Lodge) as Shriners<br />

come to Nashville for the Imperial<br />

Session.Please contact Captain Steve<br />

Beasley, Conley Dykes, P.P., or Charlie<br />

Smith so we can plan accordingly.<br />

We need all Greeters to participate<br />

this year in selling ads. Please attend the<br />

next stated meeting for prices. Let’s all<br />

make this a great year.<br />

Our Unit Contact Information:<br />

Captain – Steve Beasley<br />

(615) 268-6410<br />

stbeasley@comcast.net<br />

1st Lt. – Charlie Smith<br />

(615) 417-6439<br />

titancharlie@comcast.net<br />

2nd Lt. – Scott Story<br />

(615) 789-9189<br />

scott_story@bellsouth.net<br />

Scott Story<br />

2nd Lieutenant<br />

Legion of Honor<br />

From 20 to 24 February the Legion<br />

of Honor participated in the <strong>2019</strong><br />

South East Shrine Association LOH<br />

Mid-Winter meeting in Gatlinburg<br />

Tennessee. Al Menah members provided<br />

the majority of the participates<br />

this year, along with representatives<br />

from members from Georgia and<br />

Florida. We also had a representative<br />

from the International Legion of Honor<br />

who provided updates on pending<br />

changes to the international By Laws.<br />

The meeting was overseen by Bob<br />

Silva, who is this year’s SESA LOH<br />

Commander. As the parade season is<br />

upon us we are making our plans to<br />

participate in the Erin Parade. We<br />

are looking at adding a vintage award<br />

winning Muscle Car belonging to<br />

Stewart Long to the parade in addition<br />

to our regular van and float. We<br />

have also rewritten our Constitution<br />

and By Laws which have been approved<br />

and in for print. As soon asuu<br />

they come back from the printer we<br />

will make copies available to those<br />

who need one.<br />

Wayne R. Steele<br />

LOH Command<br />

Provost Guard<br />

The Provost Guard competition team<br />

is getting ready for Dixie, Imperial<br />

and S.E.S.M.A. Going to be a busy<br />

year and we are looking foreword to<br />

it.<br />

The Erin parade is almost here.<br />

Seems like a short year.<br />

Lt. Ken Loftis<br />

Motor Corps<br />

February was full of fun and fellowship<br />

for this Motor Corps! Super<br />

Bowl party, Daytona 500 watch<br />

party, Al Menah Valentine’s party,<br />

our ladies making blankets for our<br />

patients…whew! And for those that<br />

were not in attendance on the<br />

Imperial Potentate’s<br />

cruise, boy did you<br />

miss a special treat!<br />

We “heard” that we<br />

have a celebrity look<br />

alike among us…Tom<br />

Sellick! I see the resemblance,<br />

don’t you?<br />

Happy St. Patty’s Day!! Hope<br />

to see everyone in Erin for the St.<br />

Patrick’s Day Parade. What began<br />

as a religious feast day in the 17th<br />

century has evolved into a variety of<br />

festivals across the globe celebrating<br />

Irish culture with parades, special<br />

foods, music, dancing and a whole lot<br />

of GREEN!<br />

Don’t forget to wear your<br />

green!!<br />

Always keep our sick and less fortunate<br />

in your prayers!<br />

Regards,<br />

Fat Rabbit<br />

<strong>2019</strong> Journalist

Shrine Club News<br />

Sumner County Shrine Club<br />

he Sumner County Shrine Club is off<br />

to a good start for <strong>2019</strong>. We are adding<br />

new members and getting lots of<br />

visitors. It is our goal to have an interesting<br />

guest speaker at most meetings.<br />

In January we had the Sumner<br />

County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford<br />

speak to us about the Sheriff’s Citizen<br />

Academy which is a very worthwhile<br />

program. He gave a very informative<br />

talk and passed out applications.<br />

In March we will begin meeting<br />

at the newly renovated Logan’s<br />

in Gallatin which will provide us a<br />

private room to hold our meetings.<br />

We meet the first Monday of every<br />

month. We eat at 6:00pm and our<br />

meeting starts at 7:00pm. We want<br />

to invite you to come to a meeting,<br />

bring your ladies and check us out. If<br />

you would like to join, we welcome<br />

you. If not we will enjoy having you<br />

visit us. Next meeting is March 4th.<br />

Hope to see you there. Don’t forget<br />

your fez.<br />

Roy Lindsey<br />

President, SCSC<br />

Williamson County Shrine Club<br />

The WCSC held its first meeting of the<br />

year on Jan. 17th at the Sportsman’s<br />

Lounge in Brentwood. 30 members,<br />

wives and guests were in attendance.<br />

Parker Tolar - PP was there to talk about<br />

the upcoming Imperial event in Nashville<br />

in early July.<br />

The meeting was led by Past President<br />

Bill Jager, as our new President<br />

- Dale Pewitt was sunning himself<br />

and enjoying the Potentate’s Cruise!!!<br />

Bill skillfully led the meeting through<br />

the prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance<br />

and reading of the all the Brothers<br />

that were ill or had requested prayers.<br />

The meeting quickly moved to the<br />

presentation of 2 Blue Slipper awards<br />

to Sharon Hellmintoler and Debbie<br />

Thomas, daughters of deceased<br />

Masons. Presentation was done by<br />

Art De Vooght and Butch Mays. The<br />

ladies were truly pleased with the<br />

presentation and they were warmly<br />

received by WCSC members. WCSC<br />

is one of the few if not the only<br />

Shrine unit that is conferring the Blue<br />

Slipper to the wives and daughters of<br />

deceased Mason in the entire state of<br />

Tennessee.<br />

Discussion followed about possible<br />

fund raisers, but none was chosen.<br />

Mac Farmer talked about progress to<br />

clean up a cemetery with Union and<br />

Confederate soldiers interred there.<br />

The initiative is held up by non-response<br />

of the cemetery care takers<br />

as to our offer to help. The various<br />

Shrine and Masonic organizations<br />

gave updates of activities and impending<br />

meetings, as well as dates for<br />

the activities.<br />

Past Presidents were recognized,<br />

and there was no winner for the<br />

drawing. The monies collected will<br />

move to February’s meeting. Meeting<br />

ended at approximately 7:15, and<br />

Motor Corp members gathered after<br />

the regular meeting. Next meeting<br />

will be on Feb. 21st.<br />

Respectfully Submitted.<br />

Art De Vooght<br />

Secy.<br />

Shriners International Education Foundation<br />

Shriners International believes education, training and<br />

leadership development are essential to the success of any<br />

organization, but are critical to the success of nonprofit<br />

entities. Two of our education programs – the Oriental<br />

Guide and Assistant Rabban Leadership Seminars – will<br />

be held next month in Tampa, Florida. Participation in<br />

these seminars will have a tremendous impact on the success<br />

of the temples, and I hope we have 100 percent attendance.<br />

I want to thank everyone involved in the planning<br />

for these events for their hard work and dedication. I also<br />

want to thank everyone who is planning to attend – you<br />

will return home with new knowledge, insights and energy<br />

to share with your fellow nobles as you work together<br />

to plan for the future.<br />

Shriners International Education Foundation was created<br />

to support, enhance and expand these efforts. I invite<br />

you to be among the first to participate in this commitment<br />

to education by becoming a Charter Member<br />

of the Foundation. Everyone who donates or pledges a<br />

minimum of $10,000 to Shriners International Education<br />

Foundation during the 2018-<strong>2019</strong> Imperial Year, will be<br />

recognized and honored with the distinctive title of Charter<br />

Member.<br />

Another way to support Shriners International Education<br />

Foundation is by purchasing a Challenge Coin. This<br />

special commemorative coin is a limited-edition item,<br />

only available this Imperial Year, and generally only available<br />

from members of the Imperial Divan during association<br />

meetings (another reason to attend the meetings).<br />

For a donation of $20 in support of Shriners International<br />

Education Foundation, one of these unique coins can<br />

be yours. If you share our vision of making a difference<br />

through education, show your support with a<br />

Challenge Coin.<br />


From the First Lady<br />

<strong>MARCH</strong> NOTICES<br />

What a busy few weeks already! We have<br />

enjoyed a wonderful Valentine party and are<br />

gratified that so many of you came out to join<br />

us for a wonderful evening! Everyone enjoyed<br />

a wonderful meal and great entertainment by<br />

the Nashville Jazz Cats. Thanks so much to<br />

Mike and Ali Villines and Ronnie Brown and<br />

crew for a great dinner.<br />

The ladies met on Stated Meeting night<br />

and made 27 blankets for our Shrine Patients<br />

to enjoy on their trips in our vans. They also collected a large number of bottled waters for the patients, their<br />

families, and our drivers to enjoy.<br />

We now look forward to April 6 for the Potentate’s Ball. Make your plans to attend and enjoy “A Night at<br />

the Oscars featuring Al Menah” in celebrating the Shrine and our wonderful temple. Call the office and make<br />

your reservations now!<br />

Beth Williams<br />

<strong>2019</strong> First Lady<br />

Are you not receiving Shriner<br />

Magazine, Pride and Tradition or<br />

any of our other communications?<br />

Did you know that all nobles have the ability to log<br />

into their own records to update their contact information,<br />

view their records and verify their payments via<br />

WebFez, Shriners International’s membership database?<br />

We encourage everyone to log into WebFez to review<br />

and update their information, including mailing<br />

address and email, to ensure everything is up-to-date.<br />

To access WebFez, please visit webfez.shrinenet.org.<br />

If you need help registering or logging in, click the<br />

“Need Help with register/Login” link on the top of the<br />

page for a full tutorial.<br />



<strong>MARCH</strong><br />

7–9 SESCA Mid Winter (Pigeon Forge)<br />

16 Erin St. Patricks Day parade<br />

26–28 Tennessee Grand Lodge<br />

APRIL<br />

1 100th DeMolay Degrees @ Shrine<br />

5 Potentate Ball Hospitality<br />

6 Potentate Ball<br />

8-12 Paper Sale Caravan<br />

20 Temple Easter Egg Hunt<br />

One Ring Circus @ Temple<br />


Director’s Staff Start the New Year<br />

The Director’s Staff held their Kick Off for the new year recently.<br />

A time of fellowship and sharing plans for the upcoming year.<br />

Everyone helped in the preparation of<br />

the meal lead by the Direcoretee’s<br />

After seasoning the steaks by our<br />

Social Chairman Brian McSpadden,<br />

our fearless Lieutenant Joe Anderson<br />

did the grilling.<br />

A great turn out of over 60 people for our<br />

Director’s Staff kick off dinner. We all<br />

were filled with food and exciting plans<br />

for the upcoming year.<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 />



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