AL MENAH SHRINERS OASIS OF NASHVILLE DESERT OF TENNESSEE
P.O. BOX 78545 • NASHVILLE, TN 37207 • 615.226.7766 • 1.877.505.7764
VOLUME 36 • NUMBER 38 • NUMBER 4 3 • • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE JUNE & JULY) & JULY) •• MARCH APRIL 2019 2017
Irish Day Parade and
Arts & Crafts
Erin, Festival, Tennessee Saturday,
March 16, 2019
Irish Day Parade and
Arts & Crafts
March 16, 2019
Saturday April 6, 2019
More information and your Invitation is inside!
Saturday April 6, 2019
More information and your Invitation is inside!
2020 Potentate Trip
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We have had quite a past few weeks! The Divan enjoyed
travelling to Clarksville to meet with their Shrine Club and
welcome 8 new Nobles and 2 transfers joining them as well.
This is a growing club who is making quite an impact in their
We traveled again a few days later to Spring Hill United
Methodist Church in Erin, TN for a Gospel Singing that
benefited the Shriner’s Hospital for Children The donation
ended up being $2387, a record for them. Thanks so much to
Dale Francis for another great job!
There was a wonderful gathering at the Al Menah Shrine
Center on February 16 for the “Love to the Rescue” Valentine
Party. A record number enjoyed a delicious meal prepared
by Ronnie Brown and crew and great entertainment by our
fellow Noble Ken Sanders and the Nashville Kats. Many
thanks to Michael and Ali Villines and their committee for a
Lady Beth and I wish to invite everyone to celebrate
Al Menah on April 6 at the Potentate’s Ball “A Night at the
Oscars featuring Al Menah”. Be sure and call the office and
secure your reservation for this great event. Cost will be $50
We have lost several Nobles in death this last few weeks.
They have all made an impact on our Fraternity and our
thoughts and prayers are with their families.
Yours in the Faith,
From the desk of...
CHIEF RABBAN RABBAN
We had a great turn out at the Valentines
Dinner. Great job to everyone that worked
on that committee; everyone had a fun time
and the food was great!
Imperial Session will be here in no
time at all. Hope everyone will come out
and support our Imperial Sir Jim Cain
and Lady Patsy. It will probably not be
here in Nashville again, at-least in our
lifetime. Remember to support the units at
their competitions and visit the marketplace
located in the Music City Convention Center.
Al Menah will be leading the parade after the Imperial officers, so
let’s try our best to get as many people to participate in that parade,
The Al Menah Circus Committee is starting the circus ad sale
campaign this month. In the past, this has been not only the biggest
fundraiser for the temple, but for the clubs and units. If we could
set a goal of two ad sales per member, then we could definitely
make a Big impact for everyone. The circus committee will also be
selling a Ringmaster Dinner ticket with a give back twist. We will
be making our way around all the units and clubs to promote the
Ringmaster Club, which helps offset the cost of the Saturday Circus
Matinee show for the underprivileged children.
Hope everyone stays dry and looking forward to a sunny spring
that will arrive soon. Hope to see everyone soon.
Well this month I have some startling news
to report from the Imperial Curse - I mean
Cruise we were on in January. It turns
out your HP&P Mr. Jingles had some
problems as the ship pulled out of
port, you know, had queasy feelings of
dread and lots of Toilet hugging. He
was feeling pretty bad until he heard
of a jungle legend in Cozumel about
a Mayan cure. So he lands in Belize,
travels over land for miles, paddled up
“crock”-infested rivers to a jungle landing
near the ancient ruins of the Mayans.... As he
climbed the ruins he saw a vision of beauty, an ancient Mayan
priestess who led him to a steamy chamber where she taught him
of the powers of scrotox! Bingles emerged from the chamber a
NEW MAN! No more droopy drawers, toilet hugging, or wrinkles
anywhere - his head shone with a new luster blinding folks for
miles! The locals had to put a bag over his head just to get him back
to the boat. Jingles has kept the secret of scrotox to himself since
the cruise, sharing with none the joys of wrinkle-free manhood.
That’s all this month from Donkeyland. Hug your kids and know
they are your security in old age.. scary huh??
HIGH PRIEST AND PROPHET AND PROPHET
February was crammed full of some fun and
fellowship. Your Divan visited several
Shrine Clubs, had dinner with a few
hundred of our friends and fellow nobles
during some great events, heard some
great singing, and most important,
we welcomed many new Nobles into
Shriners International. If Membership
is the key to our future, then our future
is looking bright! Everywhere we go we
see new Nobles, new Unit members, new
Shrine Club members, there are new Nobles
One of the most noticeable increases in Membership I’ve seen
recently was while visiting the Clarksville Shrine Club. Currently
under the leadership of Darrell Austin, this club continues to grow
each year and I want to take a moment to say Congratulations
on a job well done! They even had to change venues recently
to accommodate their growing membership. I’m certain more
GREAT things are ahead for this Shrine Club.
I would also like to say Thank You to Dale Francis and the Spring
Hill United Church for a fantastic evening and for their continued
support of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We left Cumberland
City with our stomachs full, and our spirit blessed.
Don’t forget March kicks off with a splash of green. It’s the
annual Irish Parade in Erin. This is always one of the highlights of
the parade season for all involved. Grab your parade gear, get your
green on, and get to Erin, TN.
As always, thank you for all that you do in support of Shriners
International, & Shriners Hospitals for Children. The efforts made
today, will change lives tomorrow.
High Priest and Prophet
We made it back from the Caribbean cruise
without being stranded on an island! It
was great to spend the week on board
ship, visiting with nobles and their
ladies from Shrinedom all over North
America. Sharing time and making
memories with fellow Shriners is yet
another reminder that it is great to be a
Shriner! And even though I’ve been a
noble of the Mystic Shrine for
nearly twenty-five years, I still get excited
I think of all we do to help children with
crippling diseases, burns and those born with cleft palate. I hope
you, too, will reflect on why you became a Shriner and on the
pride you feel when you see a child we’ve helped or when you
visit one of our hospitals. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to look for
men you believe would make great additions to our dwindling
Spring, after much rain, is upon us. Please join us in Erin on
March 16th for the first parade of the year. Get involved this year
and let’s have fun and help our children.
2020 Al Menah Potentate Trip
Cabo San Lucas
February 23 – March 1, 2020
Los Cabos is a magic land full of contrast, from breathtaking
seas, to desert and mountains. Also known as “Land’s End”
for being located at the tip of the southern Baja California
Península. Step into the extraordinary world of Los Cabos
where the unparalleled natural beauty, biodiversity and
range of amenities will appeal to any personality.
In a paradise where the Sea of Cortés meets the Pacific
Ocean, there is something for everyone: fishing, golf, scuba
diving, snorkeling, kayaking, ATV Adventures, camel riding,
whale watching, wave runners, horseback riding, relaxing in
luxury spas and resorts and dancing ’til dawn.
Stay at the all-inclusive Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos Resort and Spa
7 nights $1,425 per person – Double occupancy ($2,475 – single)
3 nights $795 per person – Double occupancy ($1,250 – single)
*A Sunset Dinner Cruise with open bar is included
Package includes: Round trip Cabo to resort transfers, Vacation protection insurance, Travel Agent escort,
Complimentary Wifi, Restaurants (Los Cabos Resort - 3, Rose Resort - 5, Sunset Resort -15, alcohol beverages
and 24-hour room service), Twice – daily housekeeping, Feather-top mattress and pillow menu, Premium bath
amenities, Plush bathrobes, In-room safe, Complimentary shuttle service to Sunset Resort and
Taxes and gratuities included.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 there will be a meeting at AL Menah Dinning room at 1:00pm.
A lunch will be served .
For additional information – call Michelle Atchley @ (615)-792-7552
and Lady Beth
Proudly invite you to attend the
2019 Al Menah Potentate’s Ball
Saturday April 6, 2019
Doors Open at 5:00
Grand March to begin at 6:30
Dinner and Dance to Follow
Al Menah Shrine Center
1354 Brick Church Pike - Nashville, TN 37207
$50 per couple. Call 615-226-7766 to RSVP no later than March 22
Formal Attire or Dark Suit with Fez
Hotel Accommodations available at La Quinta Inn Airport/Opryland
615-885-3000. Group Name Al Menah Shrine. Deadline March 15.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU AND
YOUR TEDDY BEAR ON MARCH 16TH!
The story of Chase's medical journey
from not walking to running and play sports
Chase, 9 year old patient from Maysville,
KY has been a patient of Shriners Hospitals for
Children Medical Center — Lexington since he
was 6 weeks old. Chase was born with cerebral
palsy, bilateral club feet and suffered several
brain bleeds while still in utero. The brain
bleeds caused Chase to have some
developmental delays as a young preemie baby
including right-sided weakness, most noticeably
in losing the use of his right arm.
Vishwas Talwalkar, M.D., pediatric
orthopaedic surgeon and Scott Riley, M.D., pediatric orthopaedic hand surgeon at Lexington
Shriners Medical Center work together as one medical team to provide Chase the wrap around
care he needs in order to live a full, healthy and amazing life.
“I had no idea if my child would ever crawl, walk, lift his arms or enjoy a ‘normal’ life, but
because of the care Chase has received from Drs. Talwalkar and Riley, we have a child who
runs, rides a bike, plays sports, swims, and does so much more,” said Heather, mother of Chase.
Chase has undergone two surgeries and had several casts applied to his legs to help treat his
bilateral club feet and upper extremities.
As a way to help restore the use of Chase’s right arm, Dr. Riley suggested Chase undergo
surgery for a tendon transfer in 2017. A tendon transfer procedure relocates a functioning
muscle-tendon to the area where there is lost movement in hopes it restores function.
“Both Drs. Talwalkar and Riley have given Chase a life we could only hope for and there will
never be a way to repay that, but we will forever try,” said Heather.
Chase’s family has been very active in telling people and their community about the hope and
healing found at Lexington Shriners Medical Center. As a family they have participated in many
fundraisers and committees that have raised substantial money through a variety of different
“We will forever be grateful for the kindness and care that we have received, and if ever there
were a place worthy of a donation, this is it,” said Jeremie, Chase’s dad. The gratitude from
Chase’s family does not stop there! Chase’s mom, Heather, is a founding member of MDH
Heartstrings, Inc. and the Filthy 5K. Through which they have been able to donate over $10,000
to Lexington Shriners Medical Center’s new Children’s Rehabilitation Playground which is
currently under construction and expected to open fall of 2019.
“As a family, we will always do what we can to raise awareness and funds for this amazing
medical center that has changed our life and Chase’s life forever,” Heather said.
Today, Chase is a typical young boy who loves to play with his older brother, ride go-karts,
participate in dirt track racing with his mom and dad, play basketball and even has begun to
shoot archery. There is no limit to Chase’s ability.
February was a great month to be a
Clown. We started off with a Superbowl
Party then had a Clown Perfection
Party to help get ready for the
Shrine Clown Jamboree in Gatlinburg
March 8-10. The Fabulous Al Menah
Clowns will be well represented and
we look forward to seeing many more
Temples there this year as this event
continues to grow.
March16 will be the Erin St. Patrick
Say hello to our newest Clown
Colton Young he is ready to start putting
on makeup and making people
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
The Greeters will participate in the
St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Erin, TN
on Saturday, March 16th.We will
leave Al Menah at 7:00 a.m. and go
to Joel’s Body Shop in Dickson for
refreshments. Horace Perkins, PP
hosting.Shortly thereafter we will
leave for Erin.
Greeters have been assigned to
meet arrivals at Metro Airport (BNA)
the week leading up to the Imperial.
We will be especially busy on Sunday
June 23rd meeting the Imperial Divan
and staff at the airport.On Sunday,
June 30th we will serve
as greeters for the Sunday
Church Service on Sunday
to be held at the Grand Lodge of Tennessee.We
need volunteers as we will
be covering several locations (airport,
hotel, and Grand Lodge) as Shriners
come to Nashville for the Imperial
Session.Please contact Captain Steve
Beasley, Conley Dykes, P.P., or Charlie
Smith so we can plan accordingly.
We need all Greeters to participate
this year in selling ads. Please attend the
next stated meeting for prices. Let’s all
make this a great year.
Our Unit Contact Information:
Captain – Steve Beasley
1st Lt. – Charlie Smith
2nd Lt. – Scott Story
Legion of Honor
From 20 to 24 February the Legion
of Honor participated in the 2019
South East Shrine Association LOH
Mid-Winter meeting in Gatlinburg
Tennessee. Al Menah members provided
the majority of the participates
this year, along with representatives
from members from Georgia and
Florida. We also had a representative
from the International Legion of Honor
who provided updates on pending
changes to the international By Laws.
The meeting was overseen by Bob
Silva, who is this year’s SESA LOH
Commander. As the parade season is
upon us we are making our plans to
participate in the Erin Parade. We
are looking at adding a vintage award
winning Muscle Car belonging to
Stewart Long to the parade in addition
to our regular van and float. We
have also rewritten our Constitution
and By Laws which have been approved
and in for print. As soon asuu
they come back from the printer we
will make copies available to those
who need one.
Wayne R. Steele
The Provost Guard competition team
is getting ready for Dixie, Imperial
and S.E.S.M.A. Going to be a busy
year and we are looking foreword to
The Erin parade is almost here.
Seems like a short year.
Lt. Ken Loftis
February was full of fun and fellowship
for this Motor Corps! Super
Bowl party, Daytona 500 watch
party, Al Menah Valentine’s party,
our ladies making blankets for our
patients…whew! And for those that
were not in attendance on the
cruise, boy did you
miss a special treat!
We “heard” that we
have a celebrity look
alike among us…Tom
Sellick! I see the resemblance,
Happy St. Patty’s Day!! Hope
to see everyone in Erin for the St.
Patrick’s Day Parade. What began
as a religious feast day in the 17th
century has evolved into a variety of
festivals across the globe celebrating
Irish culture with parades, special
foods, music, dancing and a whole lot
Don’t forget to wear your
Always keep our sick and less fortunate
in your prayers!
Shrine Club News
Sumner County Shrine Club
he Sumner County Shrine Club is off
to a good start for 2019. We are adding
new members and getting lots of
visitors. It is our goal to have an interesting
guest speaker at most meetings.
In January we had the Sumner
County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford
speak to us about the Sheriff’s Citizen
Academy which is a very worthwhile
program. He gave a very informative
talk and passed out applications.
In March we will begin meeting
at the newly renovated Logan’s
in Gallatin which will provide us a
private room to hold our meetings.
We meet the first Monday of every
month. We eat at 6:00pm and our
meeting starts at 7:00pm. We want
to invite you to come to a meeting,
bring your ladies and check us out. If
you would like to join, we welcome
you. If not we will enjoy having you
visit us. Next meeting is March 4th.
Hope to see you there. Don’t forget
Williamson County Shrine Club
The WCSC held its first meeting of the
year on Jan. 17th at the Sportsman’s
Lounge in Brentwood. 30 members,
wives and guests were in attendance.
Parker Tolar - PP was there to talk about
the upcoming Imperial event in Nashville
in early July.
The meeting was led by Past President
Bill Jager, as our new President
- Dale Pewitt was sunning himself
and enjoying the Potentate’s Cruise!!!
Bill skillfully led the meeting through
the prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance
and reading of the all the Brothers
that were ill or had requested prayers.
The meeting quickly moved to the
presentation of 2 Blue Slipper awards
to Sharon Hellmintoler and Debbie
Thomas, daughters of deceased
Masons. Presentation was done by
Art De Vooght and Butch Mays. The
ladies were truly pleased with the
presentation and they were warmly
received by WCSC members. WCSC
is one of the few if not the only
Shrine unit that is conferring the Blue
Slipper to the wives and daughters of
deceased Mason in the entire state of
Discussion followed about possible
fund raisers, but none was chosen.
Mac Farmer talked about progress to
clean up a cemetery with Union and
Confederate soldiers interred there.
The initiative is held up by non-response
of the cemetery care takers
as to our offer to help. The various
Shrine and Masonic organizations
gave updates of activities and impending
meetings, as well as dates for
Past Presidents were recognized,
and there was no winner for the
drawing. The monies collected will
move to February’s meeting. Meeting
ended at approximately 7:15, and
Motor Corp members gathered after
the regular meeting. Next meeting
will be on Feb. 21st.
Art De Vooght
Shriners International Education Foundation
Shriners International believes education, training and
leadership development are essential to the success of any
organization, but are critical to the success of nonprofit
entities. Two of our education programs – the Oriental
Guide and Assistant Rabban Leadership Seminars – will
be held next month in Tampa, Florida. Participation in
these seminars will have a tremendous impact on the success
of the temples, and I hope we have 100 percent attendance.
I want to thank everyone involved in the planning
for these events for their hard work and dedication. I also
want to thank everyone who is planning to attend – you
will return home with new knowledge, insights and energy
to share with your fellow nobles as you work together
to plan for the future.
Shriners International Education Foundation was created
to support, enhance and expand these efforts. I invite
you to be among the first to participate in this commitment
to education by becoming a Charter Member
of the Foundation. Everyone who donates or pledges a
minimum of $10,000 to Shriners International Education
Foundation during the 2018-2019 Imperial Year, will be
recognized and honored with the distinctive title of Charter
Another way to support Shriners International Education
Foundation is by purchasing a Challenge Coin. This
special commemorative coin is a limited-edition item,
only available this Imperial Year, and generally only available
from members of the Imperial Divan during association
meetings (another reason to attend the meetings).
For a donation of $20 in support of Shriners International
Education Foundation, one of these unique coins can
be yours. If you share our vision of making a difference
through education, show your support with a
From the First Lady
What a busy few weeks already! We have
enjoyed a wonderful Valentine party and are
gratified that so many of you came out to join
us for a wonderful evening! Everyone enjoyed
a wonderful meal and great entertainment by
the Nashville Jazz Cats. Thanks so much to
Mike and Ali Villines and Ronnie Brown and
crew for a great dinner.
The ladies met on Stated Meeting night
and made 27 blankets for our Shrine Patients
to enjoy on their trips in our vans. They also collected a large number of bottled waters for the patients, their
families, and our drivers to enjoy.
We now look forward to April 6 for the Potentate’s Ball. Make your plans to attend and enjoy “A Night at
the Oscars featuring Al Menah” in celebrating the Shrine and our wonderful temple. Call the office and make
your reservations now!
2019 First Lady
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AS OF THIS PUBLICATION – SUBJECT TO CHANGE
7–9 SESCA Mid Winter (Pigeon Forge)
16 Erin St. Patricks Day parade
26–28 Tennessee Grand Lodge
1 100th DeMolay Degrees @ Shrine
5 Potentate Ball Hospitality
6 Potentate Ball
8-12 Paper Sale Caravan
20 Temple Easter Egg Hunt
One Ring Circus @ Temple
Director’s Staff Start the New Year
The Director’s Staff held their Kick Off for the new year recently.
A time of fellowship and sharing plans for the upcoming year.
Everyone helped in the preparation of
the meal lead by the Direcoretee’s
After seasoning the steaks by our
Social Chairman Brian McSpadden,
our fearless Lieutenant Joe Anderson
did the grilling.
A great turn out of over 60 people for our
Director’s Staff kick off dinner. We all
were filled with food and exciting plans
for the upcoming year.
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
should be sent to
for the Shriner
should be sent to
RONALD G. ATTKISSON
4/10/56 – 1/23/19
Nobles Nobles Visited By Visited By
The Black The Camel Black Camel Nobles Visited By
The Black Camel
WILLIAM H. LUND
10/17/35 – 2/10/19
AL MENAH AL TEMPLE MENAH TEMP
AL MENAH TEMPLE
1354 BRICK CHURCH PIKE
1354 BRICK CHURCH PIKE
P. O. Box 78545
P. O. Box 78545 Nashville, TN
1354 BRICK CHURCH PIKE Permit No. 1731
NASHVILLE, TN 37207NASHVILLE, TN 37207
P. O. Box 78545
NASHVILLE, TN 37207
CHARLES R. BARHAM
5/8/35 – 2/12/19
DORRIS B. CALVIN
7/12/23 – 2/7/19
DOYLE N. FORD
3/25/33 – 2/18/19
THOMAS C. KELLEY
5/13/27 – 1/17/19
ERNEST R. NEELY JR.
8/17/21 – 2/11/19
VERNON R. RAY
4/16/26 – 1/18/19
CHARLES W. RIVERS
10/25/46 – 2/13/19
CHARLIE W. SAWYER JR.
11/2/34 – 1/25/19
DEADLINE FOR APRIL 2019 SHRINER IS MARCH 22 ND