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

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

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

INSIDE<br />

THIS<br />

ISSUE<br />

INSIDE<br />

Page 2<br />

Potentate’s<br />

Message<br />

Page 3<br />

Divan<br />

Messages<br />

Page 4<br />

2020 Potentate<br />

Trip<br />

Page 5<br />

Hospital<br />

Update<br />

Page 6<br />

Hospital<br />

Message<br />

Page 7<br />

Lexington<br />

Page 8-9<br />

Center News<br />

Page 10-11<br />

Notices<br />

Back Page<br />

Black Camel<br />

Imperial Session<br />

Al Menah<br />

Easter Egg Hunt<br />

Al Menah Shrine Center<br />

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

Saturday, April 20, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Starting at 9:30 am<br />

Please meet at the Vision Building<br />

for the FUN!<br />

Egg Hunt to Begin at 10 am<br />

Bring your Family!<br />

New this year for the Easter Egg Hunt there will be……<br />


2 Shows Noon and 3:30<br />

First show is open to all Al Menah Families and Shrine Patients at NO CHARGE<br />

(There will be concessions and toys available at an extra charge)

Al Menah Al Menah Temple Temple<br />

Oasis of Nashville<br />

Oasis<br />

Desert<br />

of Nashville<br />

of TennessEE<br />

Desert of TennessEE<br />

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

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

Phones 1.615.226.7766<br />

1.877.505.7766<br />

1.877.505.7766<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />

www.almenahShriners.org<br />

The Publication Committee<br />

The Publication Committee<br />

The Divan/Board of Directors<br />

Potentate .................... 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 />

Imperial Potentate Frank S Land’s Dream 100 years Later<br />

The year was 1919 when Frank S. Land was asked if he could<br />

find some odd jobs around the Scottish Rite Building in Kansas<br />

City, Missouri where he was employed. The young man, Louis<br />

Lower had lost his father and needed extra money. He met with<br />

Frank Land and a friendship began. As Louis worked around the<br />

building, he and Frank had discussions about he and other young<br />

men who were growing up without fathers in their lives. This was<br />

after World War I and many of them had lost their fathers in that<br />

conflict. Frank came up with an idea to start a boy’s club to help<br />

mold the character of and provide guidance during those teen<br />

years.<br />

Last Month, Demolay celebrated 100 years of building young<br />

men into the leaders of tomorrow. Since that day in the Kansas<br />

City Scottish Rite millions of young men have been taught love<br />

of parents, courtesy, reverence, fidelity, cleanliness, patriotism,<br />

comradeship-the virtues of a Demolay. “Because, when values are<br />

clear, decisions become easier”.<br />

Now meet some of the Hall of Fame Members that credited<br />

Demolay with helping them get their good start in life-Walt<br />

Disney, Buddy Ebsen, Paul Harvey, John Wayne, Fran Tarkenton,<br />

Pete Rose, Past Imperial Potentates Nicholas Thomas, Raoul<br />

Frevel, and Douglas Maxwell.<br />

Thank you, Frank S. Land for having a dream!<br />

Yours in the Faith,<br />

Randy Williams,<br />

<strong>2019</strong> Potentate

From the desk of...<br />


<br />

Spring is finally here! We had a great turnout for<br />

the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Erin, which is<br />

one of the best parades of the year. Apologies<br />

that I could not be there...I was attending the<br />

SESA Mid-winter meeting, but I heard that<br />

everyone had a great time. A Big thank<br />

you to the Erin Lodge for always preparing<br />

a delicious breakfast for everyone.<br />

SESA is planning a great convention<br />

on August 14-18 in Pigeon Forge and I<br />

hope everyone can attend. There will be<br />

competitions for the Clowns, Motor Corp,<br />

Hillbilly, Provost Guard and Legion of Honor and<br />

I hope all the units will make plans to attend. Yes, there will be a parade<br />

this year!!! Al Menah has been the foundation of SESA for so many<br />

years and we need to continue to show our support.<br />

Friendly reminder… the Circus Ad Sales have officially kicked off<br />

and remember that this is Al Menah’s main fundraiser for the year. The<br />

forms for the Circus Ad Sales are in the office or ask any one on the<br />

Divan.<br />

A big round of applause for the Potentate Ball Committee for<br />

working so hard on behalf of the entire Al Menah nobility. They<br />

always go the extra mile to make Al Menah look absolutely fabulous!!!<br />

Thank you.<br />

Fraternally yours,<br />

<br />

Chief Rabban<br />

Scott Jones<br />


Just back from Assistant Rabban school in Tampa<br />

where I learned the value of leadership,<br />

fundraising, and the woes of men wearing<br />

dresses. That was 4 days of my life I can’t get<br />

back but whatyougonnadoaboutit? It turns<br />

out there are no real secrets to becoming a<br />

good leader; you just need to remember that<br />

we are all volunteers and that this temple<br />


will be as good as we want it to be, end of<br />

story.<br />

While we were sunning on the beaches,<br />

a miracle happened here at home—Jingles<br />

grew a full head of hair—no kidding, he looked<br />

“normal.” It could only be the use of Scrotox that<br />

m a d e him fuzzy on top. In other earthshaking news this month<br />

it turns out that while on the cruise, Valerie was secretly negotiating with<br />

the Keebler Elves to mine diamonds and rubies for the Daughters of<br />

the Nile. At Gwen’s installation, the tables were covered with them. (I<br />

don’t think Valerie knew they were plastic but who’s keeping score?)<br />

Well that’s all from here. Remember to be nice to your wife, she’s knows<br />

where you sleep at night....<br />

Assistant Rabban<br />

Donnie Drayton<br />


Finally!! Spring has arrived, and it brings countless<br />

opportunities for us to continue the great work<br />

we do for Shriners Hospitals for Children.<br />

The month of April has much to offer in your<br />

fight against boredom. On Saturday, April<br />

20th, I hope to see each of you and your<br />

families at the Annual Al Menah Easter Egg<br />

Hunt. As if that weren’t enough fun for one<br />

day, Al Menah proudly presents for your<br />

entertainment pleasure “Larry the Clown”.<br />

Grab your kids, grab the neighbor’s kids, go<br />

ahead and grab a few other kids on the way<br />

to Al Menah to see the Circus! You do not want<br />

to miss this exciting event!<br />

HIGH In a few PRIEST short AND weeks PROPHET our communities <br />

will be filled with men<br />

wearing a Fez and giving their time and energy in support of<br />

Shriners Hospitals for Children. Our purpose as Shriners is to assist<br />

those within our communities who can benefit from the world<br />

class healthcare provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children. Our<br />

obligation as an Al Menah Shriner is to help with the work required<br />

to provide the necessary support to our hospitals. This obligation<br />

doesn’t expire, it doesn’t fade away. In fact, it only becomes more<br />

important each passing day. We each made the decision to serve<br />

the day we became a Shriner. So, let us once again get out there and<br />

do what it is we do best!<br />

As always, Thank You for all that you do. Thank you for the time<br />

away from your families that you selflessly give to Al Menah, but<br />

most importantly for the commitment you choose to give each day<br />

to Shriners Hospitals for Children. After all, to serve others is why<br />

you became a Shriner.<br />

High Priest and Prophet<br />

Vernon Blackburn<br />


Well March was a great month for Lady Valerie<br />

and me as we attended Oriental Guide<br />

School in Tampa and met our counterparts<br />

from across the country. What a great<br />

bunch of men and women! I certainly<br />

don’t “know it all” now but we did learn<br />

a lot and hope to put some of our lessons<br />

into action.<br />

You may have heard by now that the<br />

Cincinnati hospital may be partnering<br />

with Dayton Ohio Pediatric Hospital. There<br />

will be, no doubt, those who see this as a<br />

closing of one of our cherished Shriners Hospitals<br />

for ORIENTAL Children. It’s GUIDE a partnership <br />

that allows the work of the Cincinnati<br />

hospital to continue and allows for the sustained health of our<br />

hospital system. I’ll share with you a conversation, as it was relayed<br />

to me, that took place between one of our doctors and the Imperial<br />

Hospital Board: The physician described the sad feeling she had as<br />

she amputated a stunted limb from a child and the quiet mood of the<br />

technicians in the room. But she realized that while saddened by the<br />

child’s loss of the limb, the child would receive a prosthetic limb<br />

that would enable that child to be otherwise healthy and participate<br />

in activities with other children. The loss of the limb while sad and<br />

tragic, enabled the health of the child’s body and spirit to thrive.<br />

So, it is with our hospital system. We may have to lose a building,<br />

but the hospital system will be allowed to thrive without the financial<br />

affliction of a facility whose patient census cannot be sustained at a<br />

level prescribed by the Joint Commission of Hospital Accreditation.<br />

Our Shriners Hospitals for Children system must be protected even<br />

if it means closing some doors to open others. Or you can think of it<br />

this way, if we remove that cigar stub from Donnie’s face, he’s still<br />

Donnie, he just looks a little different.<br />

Make sure you get tickets for the Potentate’s Ball on April 6th and<br />

watch for other opportunities to participate with our great fraternity.<br />

It’s Great to be a Shriner!!<br />

Oriental Guide<br />

Frank Wilson<br />

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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 />





CeNter<br />

NeWS<br />

Clowns<br />

March has gone by fast and the<br />

Clowns have been busy with the<br />

Jamboree in Gatlinburg then on to<br />

Erin, TN for the St. Patrick’s Day<br />

Parade. Next up is the Down Syndrome<br />

Awards at the Temple and then<br />

Clowns on the town for a great night<br />

of Bowling.<br />

As always, thank you for what<br />

you do to support the hospitals and<br />

please keep our sick brothers in your<br />

prayers.<br />

Clay “Flat Top “ Hedgepath<br />

Secretary<br />

Directors Staff<br />

Hard to believe we are a quarter the<br />

way through the year already.<br />

Are unit has grown by one new<br />

member each meeting, let’s keep up<br />

the trend.<br />

For those who have not been able to<br />

attend for whatever reason we have<br />

several new things going on this<br />

year. The Onion sales are back, we<br />

are participating in parades, although<br />

the Erin Parade was a little shy on<br />

Director Staff appearances there were<br />

several Director’s Staff attending in<br />

different capacities. Everything from<br />

Fuzzy being a driver, Barry, Mike,<br />

and Gerald as Parade Marshals to our<br />

Divan Member Donnie Drayton. Randy<br />

Byrum is forging ahead with some<br />

great ideas for the parades.<br />

8<br />

We have started ordering the crayons<br />

to hand out at the parades and circus.<br />

We need more sponsors.<br />

The Potentate’s Ball will be April<br />

6 and the Directorettes are planning a<br />

special movie theme unit room, one<br />

that I believe we will all be proud of.<br />

The paper sale caravan will be<br />

April 8-12 let’s get out and do our<br />

part.<br />

The Temple has a special Easter<br />

Egg Hunt that includes a One Ring<br />

Circus Act on April 20.<br />

Lt. Joe Anderson<br />

Horse Patrol<br />

Greetings from the Horse Patrol.<br />

We’ve been very active so far this<br />

year, we had 9 members participate<br />

in the Irish Day Parade in Erin last<br />

month. A big shout out to our newest<br />

member Shannon Parker. Shannon<br />

is our mule skinner and does a great<br />

job with them and he also painted our<br />

wagon and we bought new harness<br />

for our team.<br />

We had our mid-winter meeting<br />

with the International Shrine Horse<br />

Patrol in March. We went out to the<br />

state fair grounds and showed everyone<br />

the facilities. We anticipate 100<br />

horses coming to Nashville for the<br />

Imperial Session including a stagecoach<br />

with a 6-horse hitch pulling it.<br />

The Horse Patrol competition will be<br />

Monday July 1 starting at 9:00 am. It<br />

will be at the fairgrounds and is open<br />

to the public.<br />

By the time you read this the Potentate’s<br />

Ball will probably be history,<br />

but a great time was had by all! Let’s<br />

all continue to support Randy and the<br />

rest of the divan as they continue to<br />

lead us through this extremely busy<br />

year.<br />

See you down the trail.<br />

Cowboy Dale<br />

Legion of Honor<br />

The Legion of Honor has added an<br />

addition to their parade participation<br />

this year. LOH Noble Steward Long<br />

has offered the use of his vintage<br />

vehicles to beef up our participation<br />

in parades and anyone who attended<br />

the Erin Parade on 16 March saw<br />

his 1939 Cope. He also has a 1965<br />

Pontiac GTO that will be profiled in<br />

other parades this year to include; the<br />

Imperial Parade in Nashville this July.<br />

The 16th of March was a busy day<br />

for us. In addition to our members<br />

who participated in the Erin Parade,<br />

we also had members posting colors<br />

for the Hooligan’s event that took<br />

place in the Shrine Temple that day.<br />

We will decide at our next meeting<br />

concerning our participation in the<br />

Mule Day Parade, on the 6th of April,<br />

because it falls the same day as the<br />

Potentates Ball. We have several<br />

members attending the Ball and are<br />

posting Colors for that event. Those<br />

going to the Ball will not be able to<br />

participate in the Parade due to time<br />

restrains.<br />

This month we published our rewrite<br />

of our White Book, which houses<br />

our Constitution and By-Laws.<br />

We have also begun selling Circus<br />

Ads, Shrine plaques, and are gearing<br />

up to begin the Annual Paper Sale<br />

Drive.<br />

Members of the Legion of Honor<br />

have also made several runs to the<br />

Lexington and Cincinnati hospitals.<br />

It is a sheer pleasure for us to do so<br />

and look forward to additional trips in<br />

the future.<br />

W. R. Steele<br />

Commander<br />

Motor Corps<br />

March went out with a *BANG* and<br />

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Flowers<br />

are blooming and birds are chirping..<br />

all the while we are anticipating<br />

some great riding<br />

weather ahead!!

Most likely by the time of publication,<br />

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

Ball will have just come and gone and<br />

everyone will be gearing up for the<br />

Easter Egg Hunt and 1-Ring Circus<br />

activities. It’s always a lot of fun for our<br />

children and grandchildren. Make plans<br />

to join in the fun and fellowship!<br />

Thank you to everyone who helped<br />

and those that attended the Motor Corps<br />

Ladies Luncheon. We can’t thank you<br />

enough for what you do to help us and<br />

your constant love and support, not only<br />

for us and this Men’s organization, but<br />

for our patients and our hospitals. WE<br />

could not do what we so love doing<br />

without YOU!<br />

Please join me in congratulating the<br />

newly crowned Queen of Dynasty<br />

Amenna Temple No. 164 Daughters of<br />

the Nile, our very own Gwen Hayes!<br />

We stand behind you with love and<br />

support throughout your year.<br />

As we celebrate the Resurrection<br />

of Christ, Praise Him - for He allowed<br />

this glorious life. Please keep those less<br />

fortunate than we in your thoughts and<br />

prayers.<br />

Easter Facts - Did You Know? Approximately<br />

1.5 billion “Peeps” are sold for<br />

Easter.<br />

Happy Easter!<br />

Fat Rabbit<br />

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

Shrine Club News<br />

Hendersonville Shrine Club<br />

Our club meets on the 4th Monday<br />

of the month . The next meeting will be<br />

on Monday the 22nd of April. We meet<br />

at the Black Eyed Pea in Hendersonville.<br />

We eat at 6:00 and meet at 7:00.<br />

All members of Al Menah are welcome,<br />

members or not. So bring a friend and<br />

come visit us.<br />

Right now we are planning for the<br />

Paper Sale in May. If you would like to<br />

help with this please contact me (615-<br />

330-0210) or Boyd Parnell ( 615-598-<br />

1339 ) .<br />

A. W. (Pete ) Boswell<br />

615-330-0210<br />

Sumner County Shrine Club<br />

Finally the cold days are gone,<br />

spring has sprung. The Potentate’s<br />

Ball is April 6 and Easter is just around<br />

the corner. After that the Shrine Paper<br />

Sale I hope all Sumner County Shriners<br />

have this on your calendars and set<br />

aside a few hours to help. We have two<br />

Kroger’s and a Walmart to cover. We<br />

need all Shriners to participate as you<br />

took an oath to do when you became<br />

a Shriner. This is our main fundraiser<br />

for Children’s Hospitals. Please don’t<br />

let the kids down. It doesn’t cost you<br />

anything, it only takes a few hours of<br />

your time plus you get a great feeling<br />

of accomplishment knowing you are<br />

helping the kids. Also it’s easy and fun,<br />

you just stand there (or sit) and people<br />

walk by and drop money in your bucket.<br />

I’ve met a lot of nice people that way. If<br />

you want to help and don’t know where<br />

to go, you can call me or if you’re in<br />

Hendersonville area you can call Noble<br />

Boyd Parnell. We seriously need all<br />

Shriners to do your part this year.<br />

All Shriners and their ladies have an<br />

open invitation to attend our Sumner<br />

County Shrine Club meetings. We<br />

meet on the first Monday of the month<br />

at Logan’s Roadhouse in Gallatin. We<br />

begin socializing at 5:30, eat at 6:00 and<br />

the meeting starts at 7:00pm. Come and<br />

help us build our club back up. We welcome<br />

you to join or just come and visit.<br />

Have all-you-can-eat peanuts while you<br />

fellowship with your Shrine brothers,<br />

then enjoy a nice meal and stay for the<br />

meeting.<br />

Roy Lindsey<br />

President of SCSC<br />

615-397-1270<br />

Williamson County Shrine Club<br />

The Williamson County Shrine Club<br />

(WCSC) held its monthly meeting at the<br />

Sportsmens’ Lounge in Brentwood with<br />

25 members and wives in attendance.<br />

The meeting was called to order by President<br />

Dale Pewitt at 6 PM. The normal<br />

formalities of the Pledge of Allegiance<br />

and opening prayer were conducted by<br />

the President. Noble dignitaries and their<br />

ladies were recognized.<br />

The club was given a good presentation<br />

by Mr. Patrick Leahy of the<br />

Tennessee Star, and he received an internationally<br />

famous WCSC Coffee Mug<br />

for his efforts.<br />

The club began planning for the<br />

upcoming Franklin Rodeo Parade with<br />

Sam Isbell being the hospitality chairman.<br />

Plans were made to turn loose on<br />

the world the newly formed “WCSC<br />

force of Pontiacs” at the Erin Parade on<br />

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. The Pontiac<br />

Soltices in multi colors will participate<br />

in the parade.<br />

The membership was advised of all<br />

upcoming Masonic and Shrine events so<br />

they could mark their calendars.<br />

As always, the Club honored Past<br />

Presidents and closed with a prayer.<br />

Fun and laughter were once again<br />

shared by all!!<br />

All are welcome at the next meeting<br />

on March 21st at the Sportsmens’<br />

Lounge in Brentwood - right off I65<br />

South.<br />

Art De Vooght<br />

(Secy.)<br />


NOTICe:<br />

ALL communications<br />

for the Shriner<br />

should be sent to<br />

editor.amsc@gmail.com<br />



Director Staff Divan Member Donnie Drayton joins members Barry, Mike,<br />

and Gerald to fill the role of Parade Marshals at a recent parade.<br />

Have you gotten your t-shirt?<br />

Make your monthly donation of $25 or more and receive this exclusive<br />

Show Them LOVE t-shirt as a “thank you” for your generosity and<br />

support. Get your t-shirt today!<br />

Donate Today - Press Here!<br />


Please see photos below. These cars will appear in various Shrine parades this year.<br />

Owner/Driver Stew Long - member of Al Menah's Legion of Honor<br />

Stew has agreed to make GTO available for Imperial Parade. This 1965 GTO was elected street<br />

muscle car of the year for 2018. Quite an honor.<br />



<strong>APRIL</strong><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 />

MAY<br />

1-5 Paper Sale<br />

9-12 43rd Smoky Mt. Funfest<br />

6-18 Dixie Shrine Association<br />

19 Lexington Hospital Days<br />

25 Ice Cream Social & Gospel Singing<br />

5th Hot Rod Boogie Car Show<br />

Music Valley Dr – for Shrine Hospitals<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 />



Nashville<br />

11/02/32 – 02/23/19<br />

Nobles Nobles Visited By Visited By<br />

The Black The Camel Black Nobles Camel Visited By<br />

The Black Camel<br />


Nashville<br />

03/23/19 – 02/27/19<br />



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

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P. O. Box A.A.O.N.M.S.<br />

78545<br />

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PIKE T<br />

P. O. Box 78545<br />

www.almenahs<br />

www.almenahshriners.org<br />

NASHVILLE, TN 37207<br />

www.almenahshriners.org<br />


Mt. Juliet<br />

11/30/30 – 03/14/19<br />


Mt. Juliet<br />

11/20/46 – 03/05/19<br />


Dickson<br />

07/13/32 – 02/19/19<br />


Roan Mountain<br />

07/08/35 – 02/26/19<br />

DEADLINE FOR MAY <strong>2019</strong> <strong>SHRINER</strong> IS <strong>APRIL</strong> 19 TH<br />


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