April 2012 - Al Menah Shrine Temple

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P.O. BOX 78545 • NASHVILLE, TN 37207 • 615.226.7766 • 1.877.505.7766<br />

VOLUME 31 • NUMBER 4 • (PUBLISHED MONTHLY EXCEPT JUNE & JULY) • <strong>April</strong> <strong>2012</strong><br />

Inside<br />

this<br />

issue<br />

Page 2<br />

Potentate’s<br />

Message<br />

Page 3<br />

Divan Messages<br />

Page 5<br />

<strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> <strong>Shrine</strong>r's<br />

Golf Tournament<br />

Pages 6-7<br />

Center News<br />

Message From<br />

Lady Paula<br />

Page 8<br />

Casino Night<br />

Page 9<br />

Blast From<br />

The Past<br />

Page 10<br />

News from<br />

Lexington<br />

�<br />

Get the word out! May 3 – 6, <strong>2012</strong><br />

Everyone works,<br />

Our Kids WIN!<br />

Proceeds<br />

from<br />

Proceeds from<br />

the<br />

Paper Sale goes<br />

to support the 22 Burns and<br />

Orthepedic Hospitals across North<br />

Paper Sale<br />

America.<br />

goes to support the<br />

22 Burns and Orthepedic<br />

Hospitals across North<br />


<strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> <strong>Temple</strong><br />

Oasis of Nashville<br />

Desert of TennessEE<br />

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

Phones 1.615.226.7766<br />

1.877.505.7766<br />

www.almenah<strong>Shrine</strong>rs.org<br />

The Publication Committee<br />

The Divan/Board of Directors<br />

Potentate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Belford<br />

Chief Rabban . . . . . . . . . . . David Vaughn<br />

Assistant Rabban . . . . . . . . . . Carl Barnes<br />

High Priest & Prophet . . . . . Mike VanSant<br />

Oriental Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Head<br />

Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . John Weaver III PP<br />

Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Daniel<br />

Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurice Smith<br />

Published monthly except June and July<br />

www.almenah<strong>Shrine</strong>rs.org<br />


* Charles Barham<br />

* V. K. Stevenson<br />

* W. F. Hunt<br />

* J. Pink Lawrence<br />

* Ed R. Burr<br />

* J. Harry Murphy<br />

* Charles N. Rolfe<br />

* Paul DeWitt<br />

* E. M. Kelly<br />

* Joseph Higgins<br />

* Ira E. Parker<br />

* Martin S. Roberts<br />

* R. C. Derivaux<br />

* Oren A. Oliver<br />

* Lee L. Gamble<br />

* R. R. Clark<br />

* William Raine<br />

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

* W. A. Bryan<br />

* Charles L. Cornelius<br />

* W. Bush Herbert<br />

* Marshall Hotchkiss<br />

* Jess B. <strong>Temple</strong>ton<br />

* T. A. Springfield<br />

* James G. Stahlman<br />

* J. Clark Akers<br />

* R. E. Baulch<br />

* Thomas E. Doss<br />

Kerbela <strong>Temple</strong> ‘28<br />

* Maurice Weinberger<br />

* S. N. <strong>Al</strong>len<br />

* W. B. Hager<br />

* O. Lynn Meek<br />

* Jack Norman<br />

* James J. Vaughn<br />

* C. H. Smith<br />

* Fred C. Laskey<br />

* Ivo A. Burton<br />

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

* James R. Cox<br />

* Paul R. Jarratt<br />

* J. Sumpter Anderson<br />

* Hugh W. Robertson<br />

* M. T. Gossett<br />

* Joe C. Carr<br />

* James T. Hayes<br />

* E. Lee Bennett<br />

* Orris E. Davis<br />

* Raymond H. Leathers<br />

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* Hilry H. Shaffer<br />

* James N. Stansell<br />

* John E. Patton<br />

* John D. Whalley<br />

Jack Norman, Jr.<br />

* <strong>Al</strong>bert Bennett<br />

* Clyde R. Watson<br />

* Marshall S. Whitley<br />

* James J. White<br />

* G. Cooper Holt<br />

* J. Coleman Hayes<br />

* Donald R. Dunning<br />

* J. P. Foster<br />

* Gale Robinson<br />

* C. V. Cramb<br />

* J. Nelson Bryan<br />

* Robert Battle<br />

* Jerry N. Tate<br />

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

James A. Campbell<br />

* Claude G. Southall<br />

* W. B. Lawson<br />

* Gale Robinson<br />

J. Dudley Phillips<br />

* M. Norris Jenkins<br />

* James F. Scalf, Jr.<br />

* William B. Jones<br />

Jack C. Phelps<br />

* David P. Brumfield<br />

* Zack S. Parrish, Sr.<br />

* Robert E. Newman<br />

George Cook<br />

* R. Parker Graham<br />

H. Parker Toler<br />

* R. T. McNaney<br />

James L. Ham<br />

Charles H. Williams<br />

William D. Jones<br />

John L. Weaver, III<br />

Gale B. Robinson<br />

Joe Bell<br />

Ronny L. Greer<br />

Charles E. Cardwell<br />

J. Franklin “Jay” Scalf, III<br />

Conley Dykes<br />

David Smith<br />

Jim Cain<br />

* Michael Martin<br />

Johnny Dudley<br />

David Wantland<br />

Melvin Meadows<br />

* Deceased<br />

Nobles,<br />

I have been your Potentate for three months now, and I suddenly realized<br />

that the time is slipping by at a fast rate and that we are in the<br />

thick of things for the glory of <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> <strong>Temple</strong>. I am pleased<br />

to say the nobility of <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> is working together in the best interest<br />

of shrinedom.<br />

It seems we have skipped spring and gone directly into summer<br />

with all the summer-like weather we are having. This is OK – I will<br />

take the warm weather anytime.<br />

As spring approaches, we are busy planning the Potentate’s Ball.<br />

The committee chaired by Oriental Guide, Jeff Head and his Lady Kim<br />

and co-chaired by James Hedgepath and Lady Rene are working diligently<br />

for a wonderful ball. The annual East Egg Hunt chaired by<br />

Howard David and Lady Patsy is always a favorite with the kids.<br />

Howard, Patsy and the committee always does a great job in planning<br />

this event.<br />

Our Divan has been very busy visiting shrine clubs and other masonic<br />

bodies. We have received several invitations to potentate balls<br />

from our neighboring shrine temples. We plan on attending as many of<br />

these as possible. It is through these social functions that close friendships<br />

have developed with other temples.<br />

The <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> <strong>Shrine</strong> paper sale caravan began <strong>April</strong> 2 and went<br />

thru <strong>April</strong> 6. This is a time to visit the different counties and fellowship<br />

with nobles who we do not get to see very often. This is a week of fun<br />

and fellowship enjoyed by everyone who participates. Please make<br />

plans to work the paper sale in May. WE NEED YOUR HELP. The<br />

money we raise from the paper sale helps keep the hospitals running.<br />

Please do your part and get out and sell papers.<br />

There are so many nobles who do so much in helping <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> to<br />

be the greatest temple in North America. The Divan of <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> joins<br />

me in thanking you for your help and assistance in all the projects at<br />

our temple.<br />

Please remember those who are hurting and unable to be with us at<br />

our <strong>Shrine</strong> Center. <strong>Al</strong>so, continue to remember our service men and<br />

women who support the freedoms that we enjoy.<br />

Dennis Belford<br />


From the desk of...<br />


Spring is here ! The Potentate's ball was outstanding!<br />

How could you go wrong when you<br />

have Kim and Jeff Head an Rene and James<br />

Hedgepath heading the comittee. Congratulations<br />

to Potentate Dennis and Lady Paula<br />

Your Divan and others will be traveling the<br />

first week of the month visiting <strong>Shrine</strong> Clubs<br />

across our jurisdiction to prepare for the<br />

Paper Sale. Be sure to have your locations secured<br />

for the first weekend in May!!<br />

Look for the pledge forms for the "Building for the Future"<br />

campaign in The <strong>Shrine</strong>r. After making needed repairs to our<br />

roof and parking lot, we need everyone's help to build up the<br />

fund for future repairs and improvements to our beautiful <strong>Shrine</strong><br />

Center.<br />

I would like to invite all Nobles who are able to attend the<br />

Nashville <strong>Shrine</strong> Club at the Picadilly off Murfreesboro Pike.<br />

We meet on Wednesdays at 11AM for fun and fellowship under<br />

the leadership of our President Noble M .O. Pilkington, on Aril<br />

18th, May 2nd and 9th we are planning an afternoon at Greer<br />

Stadium to watch a Sounds game. We will depart from <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong><br />

before the game. Let me know of you are interested.<br />

Remember your Blue Lodge and appendant bodies ; there you<br />

will meet future <strong>Shrine</strong>rs.<br />

Pray for our sick, distressed, and bereaved. <strong>Al</strong>so our leaders<br />

and military wherever they serve God Bless.<br />

High Priest and Prophet<br />

Mike VanSant<br />


Nobles, Another month has flown by. What<br />

a great Potentate Ball; everything was so nice.<br />

Kim and I would like to thank Jimmy & Rene<br />

Hedgepath as well as the rest of the committee<br />

for all their hard work.<br />

The year is full of things to do, so please<br />

join in and get involved. Have fun and enjoy<br />

your <strong>Temple</strong>. I’d like to thank you for your<br />

help and support. The <strong>Shrine</strong> is only as strong<br />

as you make it. We need new members so reach out your hand and<br />

ask a Mason to join us.<br />

Please remember you do what you do to help our kids and we<br />

need your help with the paper sale so we can support our hospitals.<br />

Oriental Guide<br />

Jeff Head<br />

From Lady Paula:<br />

The ladies’ getaway trip is planned for<br />

October 5-7. We will leave Friday<br />

morning and drive to Brown County,<br />

IN, returning on Sunday afternoon.<br />

Reservations are made at a new La<br />

Quinta Inn in Columbia, IN. There will<br />

be shopping, antiquing, card playing,<br />

LCR, site seeing and anything else we<br />

might choose to do. A more formal itinerary<br />

will be made later. A deposit of<br />

$100 is due by June 1 with the balance<br />

of $125 due by August 15. The $225 includes<br />

the cost of the bus and two nights<br />

at the hotel (2 to a room) plus hospitality<br />

on the bus. We need a minimum of<br />

30 people to make this trip. It is open to<br />

<strong>Shrine</strong> ladies, family and friends.<br />

Please call me if you have questions<br />

(615-826-8823).<br />

<strong>April</strong> <strong>2012</strong><br />


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<strong>April</strong> <strong>2012</strong>


In Memory Of Mike Martin, PP<br />

MONDAY May 14th <strong>2012</strong><br />


Four man scramble Entry fee $70.00 per player--Three sets of tees (according to age).<br />


PRIZES: Yamaha Golf Cart hole in one on #17; 1st place / three flights; closest to the hole<br />

Door prizes, ditty bags, refreshments.<br />

11:30- Registration & sign-in-----1:00 Shot Gun Start<br />



NAME_____________________________PHONE______________________<br />

NAME_____________________________PHONE______________________<br />

NAME_____________________________PHONE______________________<br />

NAME_____________________________PHONE______________________<br />

CONTACTS: Don Hill 394-5962---Charles Dahlgren 977-5820 or <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> Office<br />

ENTRY DEADLINE FRIDAY MAY 4 th , <strong>2012</strong><br />


Yes I would like to support <strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> Center by purchasing a hole sponsorship at $100.00 per sign<br />

at <strong>Temple</strong> Hills C.C. on May 14 th , <strong>2012</strong>. Signs will be displayed the entire day of the event.<br />

Proceeds benefit <strong>Shrine</strong>r’s yearly operating expenses.<br />

Sign Information:<br />

________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________<br />

Purchased By:_______________________<br />

Contact Phone:_____________________<br />

Salesman:_______________________ Monies must accompany form<br />

Office use only: Check Number________________Date Recieved____________________<br />

<strong>April</strong> <strong>2012</strong><br />


center<br />

neWS<br />

BAND<br />

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get out of<br />

the house. Come cheer on some of the finest<br />

musicians our area schools have to offer at the<br />

<strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> Jazz Festival <strong>April</strong>, 21 starting at<br />

1:00pm. These students are pumped to be playing<br />

for someone besides themselves. Remember<br />

this is a fund raising event for the <strong>Shrine</strong>r’s Hospitals<br />

so bring your friends and dancing shoes.<br />

Admission will be $7.00 and tickets are still<br />

available. Not since the East-West football game<br />

have we had the opportunity to showcase who<br />

we are and what we do to young people and<br />

their parents. This will be a GREAT day.<br />

Congratulations to Potentate Dennis Belford<br />

and Lady Paula on a great Potentates Ball. A<br />

great time was had by all who attended.<br />

Paper Sale coming soon and many things<br />

happening quickly so remember why you became<br />

a <strong>Shrine</strong>r. To work hard, have fun doing it,<br />

and to help Kids who need us. PLAY ON…<br />

Victor smith<br />

Captain<br />

CLOWNS<br />

The Clowns are #1 again. We attended SESCA<br />

Mid-Winter in Atlanta and the unit took first<br />

place in unit skit. If you did not go, you missed a<br />

great trip!<br />

We started in March to have food and fellowship<br />

before the unit meetings at the clown<br />

barn. We had about 25 clowns come by before<br />

the meeting, what a great start. A special thanks<br />

goes to Boo for the hamburgers and hotdogs!<br />

If you have not paid your dues, they are past<br />

due. See Gene King at the next meeting.<br />

The Easter Egg Hunt is <strong>April</strong> 7th at the<br />

<strong>Shrine</strong> Center. Dress out and bring your clown<br />

car, if you have one. We will be performing skits<br />

for the kids.<br />

The casino trip is scheduled for <strong>April</strong> 22nd<br />

@ Harrah’s Casino. There will be a bus provided<br />

for the trip; call “No-Buns” for more info.<br />

It will cost $15 per person.<br />

Remember the sick….. Give them a call or go<br />

see them and always keep them in your prayers.<br />

3rd ain’t Bad!<br />

Joker Jones<br />

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<strong>April</strong> <strong>2012</strong><br />


Date night was great, everyone seemed to have<br />

a great time. If you missed this one please try<br />

and come to the next one. It will be on June the<br />

9th. Get ready for the paper sale! Everyone<br />

needs to work. It Starts on May 3rd, and goes on<br />

to May 6th. This is one of the most important<br />

things we do all year long. Surely you will be<br />

able to help. Don’t forget the onion sale, try and<br />

pre-sale some onions. Funfest at Pigeon Forge<br />

will be May 11th through the 13th. Everyone<br />

has a great time there. Get your money turned as<br />

soon as possible, it is $100.00 a couple.<br />

Our annual barbecue will be May 25th &<br />

26th at the <strong>Temple</strong>. The Jazz festival will be at<br />

the <strong>Temple</strong> on June 6th. It is $7.00 a person and<br />

will be the high school bands. It should be great.<br />

Come on out and help support it.<br />

We need to remember our sick members<br />

and their families. Carl Knight, Dan Stockmeyer,<br />

William Dufty, Johnny Beasley, Snuffy<br />

Smith, Mike Villines, and our own tree climbing<br />

<strong>Al</strong>len Jones, and please remember me in your<br />

prayers. Prayers can work miracles and I think<br />

we could all use some. We had two of our members<br />

go to be with the Lord, <strong>Al</strong>len Hudson and<br />

Dale Smith. Lets keep Dot & Lorraine in our<br />

prayers. Remember our troops that are keeping<br />

our Country free and their families. If you know<br />

of anyone sick or needs our prayers please give<br />

me a call.<br />

Until next time...<br />

Don Young<br />


We sure had a good time riding in the Erin St.<br />

Patrick's Day Parade. The town was full of<br />

green shirts and happy Irish eyes watching the<br />

parade go by. It was Erin's 50th annual Irish Day<br />

Celebration and it was a lot of fun. A big Thank<br />

You! Goes to Roger and Liz for coming to Erin<br />

to do the photo shoot of the Horse Patrol and to<br />

the Wisdom Lodge for providing the generous<br />

hospitality on Parade day. We are pleased to announce<br />

that Noble, Mike Reeves will be riding<br />

with the Horse Patrol in our upcoming events. If<br />

you would like information about joining our<br />

unit, contact Captain Ernest Jones at esjones31@comcast.net.<br />

May the Paper Sale be a<br />

HUGE success!<br />

Perry hamlett<br />


What a great St Patrick’s Day parade in Erin last<br />

Saturday. We talked to some locals there who<br />

thanked us for coming and said that the Masons<br />

and <strong>Shrine</strong>rs made the parade what it is. Without<br />

them they said it just wouldn’t be the same.<br />

The Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for <strong>April</strong><br />

7, preparations are being made now and we expect<br />

a great time for all the kids. The Motor<br />

Corps has been asked to provide rides for the<br />

kids that day, 10:00am to about 2:00pm.<br />

We have two big events coming up in May.<br />

Fun Fest in Gatlinburg will be the second week<br />

end in May. On that same Saturday May 12 we<br />

have the Franklin Rodeo Parade. This will be<br />

another opportunity to get in a parade while the<br />

weather is warm. Anyone not going out to Fun<br />

Fest is encouraged to come out to the Rodeo Parade<br />

in Franklin. Breakfast Hospitality will be<br />

provided at Hiram Lodge, 115 2nd Avenue<br />

South in downtown Franklin.<br />

The Vidalia Onions should arrive the week<br />

after the Paper Sale. That will be somewhere<br />

around May 7, remember to pre-sell onions<br />

now. They will again be, 10 lb Bag for $10.00.<br />

This is a great fund raiser so everyone needs to<br />

help sell as many bags as possible. the Journalist<br />


Howdy Mountaineers: Here it is spring again.<br />

Flowers a bloomin, birds a churping and our<br />

<strong>Temple</strong> getting real busy. For all of you all that<br />

made the Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade we had a<br />

great time with plenty of fun for our group.<br />

Never seen so many folks at a parade--must<br />

have been at least ten thousand or more. Something<br />

real strange happened on this parade , I<br />

was driving the truck and couldn't get the true<br />

facts but I was told that Steve Pollak and Danny<br />

Wyatt captured a leprechaun and hid it in our<br />

float outhouse. If it hadn't been for that nice<br />

highway patrolman on a motorcycle they would<br />

still in the Erin pokie. You just don't steal leprechauns<br />

in Erin. Steve and Danny are recovering<br />

from bite marks from that there leprechaun<br />

which turned green.<br />

Well, that's about all the news that we can<br />

share at this time. In closing, a special thanks to<br />

the Wisdom Lodge for a wonderful breakfast.<br />

Keep our <strong>Temple</strong> strong, pray for our country,<br />

our troops and our <strong>Shrine</strong> children.<br />

Until next time--regardless of what was reported,<br />

there ain't been no wild animals on our<br />

float, just Mountaineers.<br />

see Ya!<br />

Frank Carter. Captain


Great St.Patrick’s Day parade as always. I<br />

was proud to be a part of it. <strong>Al</strong>so we’re proud of<br />

all of you for participating. I could tell you enjoyed<br />

it. The Legion of Honor also posted colors<br />

that same morning at AMSC for The Hooligans<br />

thanks to our members who volunteered, even<br />

though they had to miss the fun in Erin, TN.<br />

Speaking of volunteers, we had a clean-up<br />

day in the unit room. Thanks to all of you who<br />

worked so hard to get the job done. It looks fantastic.<br />

Spring has sprung, the weather is beautiful<br />

and it’s almost time for the paper sale. Let’s all be<br />

making plans to sell papers. Remember, we can<br />

and should be selling plaques all year long.<br />

After the paper sale, our sweet Vidalia onions<br />

will be here. If we take orders for them ahead of<br />

time, all we have to do is deliver and collect<br />

when they arrive. It works great that way!<br />

Please keep searching for new members to<br />

help our Legion of Honor unit grow. And let’s<br />

continue to do all we can for the children and our<br />

<strong>Shrine</strong> Hospitals.<br />

stars & stripes forever<br />

roy Lindsey, CMDr<br />


Contrary to popular belief, the Guard is still<br />

around!<br />

We’re in the process of reworking the By-<br />

Laws so as to make the Unit “member friendly”<br />

and possibly head us in a new and improved direction.<br />

Let’s shoot for a good turnout at the<br />

<strong>April</strong> Meeting to review the proposed changes,<br />

consider ideas, and leave that evening fired up<br />

and ready to return the Potentate’s Guard to it’s<br />

prominence of the Past.<br />

see you there,<br />

Wes<br />


The Erin Parade was a success. Jack and Gordon<br />

got to pound the pavement. I got to drive<br />

behind the horses. Lots of town folks showed up<br />

for the Irish Parade. The color green was everywhere.<br />

Thanks to Billy and Tony for riding their<br />

motorcycles for the Unit. The Paper Sale is still<br />

just around the corner May 3-6, <strong>2012</strong>. The<br />

Easter Egg Hunt will be <strong>April</strong> 7th, <strong>2012</strong>. We<br />

need to have some Unit members there in uniform.<br />

The 14th of <strong>April</strong> will be the Casino Party<br />

at the <strong>Shrine</strong>, and fun to be had for all who attend.<br />

The Casino Trip for the <strong>Shrine</strong> will be<br />

<strong>April</strong> 22, <strong>2012</strong>. Let Charlie Rivers know at 596-<br />

6889 that you wanna go. The Spring Ceremonial<br />

is being planned for June 16, <strong>2012</strong>. We need<br />

to be there in force and bring in a Petition for a<br />

new <strong>Shrine</strong>r<br />

May god Bless<br />

Coach<br />


P.C.S.C.meets each month on the 3rd Thursday.<br />

We have dinner at 6:00 p.m., with our meeting<br />

to follow at 6:45 p.m. <strong>Al</strong>l you Golfer’s don't forget<br />

to mark Saturday June 2 nd on your calendar.<br />

We will be having our annual "Pee Wee<br />

Parnell" Memorial <strong>Shrine</strong>r Golf Scramble on<br />

this day starting at 8:00a.m.with an afternoon<br />

round starting at 1:00p.m. "Bull" and the gang<br />

will be serving up a full Catfish dinner in between<br />

the two golf rounds. The cost is $65.00<br />

which includes Lunch. The tournament will be<br />

flighted with cash prizes awarded to the top<br />

three teams in three flights. The Scramble will<br />

be held at the Buffalo River Country Club on<br />

Hwy #13 just south of Lobelville. The proceeds<br />

from this tournament are used to fund our<br />

<strong>Shrine</strong> Club operating expenses for the year. We<br />

welcome any Noble to come join us at one of<br />

our monthly meetings in Linden, TN.<br />

ChuckBeasley<br />

secretaryP.C.s.C.<br />


TheWilsonCounty<strong>Shrine</strong>Clubmeetsevery4thTh<br />

ursdayattheChopHouseinLebanonat6pm.It'stime<br />

tostartplanningourinvolvementwiththe<strong>2012</strong>Wils<br />

onCountyfair.WeneedtokeepmakingthisthebestfairinthestateofTennessee.Comeonoutandandjoinus.Remember,it'sallaboutthechildren.<br />

hershelButt<br />


Our Monthly Meeting will be <strong>April</strong> 2nd. at<br />

O'Charley's in Gallatin,dinner at 6:00PM. and<br />

the Meeting will begin at 7:00PM. Invite a<br />

Brother and bring your Mate. Jerry McDaniel<br />


By the time you see this article our club will be<br />

getting organized for the paper sale. It will be<br />

May 3-4-5 & 6. I hope you plan to help! This is<br />

what we are all about, bringing in Dollars for the<br />

<strong>Shrine</strong>rs Hospitals for Children. Remember, we<br />

can sell Plaques all year long.<br />

If you aren’t getting out to our meetings on<br />

the third Thursday of each month at Logan’s<br />

Steakhouse, you are missing some great programs.<br />

Jimmy Gentry was our speaker at the<br />

March meeting and gave us a very touching program.<br />

Our Featured Speaker for <strong>April</strong> will be<br />

Rodney Dangerfield (played by Noble Dan<br />

Clark). Come on out and join us and have some<br />

fun? Don’t forget about the Franklin Rodeo Parade<br />

on May 12. We will have breakfast hospitality<br />

at Hiram Lodge beginning at about 9:30am.<br />

The line up is at 11:00am with the parade beginning<br />

at 12:00Noon. We hope to have several<br />

<strong>Shrine</strong>rs in the Parade again this year. Please remember<br />

to thank God every day for the freedom<br />

we enjoy in this Great Country!<br />

ButchMays,secretary<br />


The Upper Cumberland <strong>Shrine</strong> Club meets the<br />

second Tuesday of each month at the Overton<br />

Restaurant, Fellowship/eat 6:00 PM with meeting<br />

to follow.<br />

gene snoWDen,<br />

ambassador<br />

A Message From Lady<br />

Paula. . .<br />

Mark your calendars for<br />

November 3rd to enjoy a<br />

Ladies Entertainment Expo.<br />

This will include a consignment<br />

sale of formal and party<br />

wear including shoes and accessories.<br />

This will be a<br />

great way to get rid of those<br />

formal dresses that are just<br />

taking up space in our closets.<br />

There will be holiday<br />

and special event tablescapes<br />

auction (tables decorated and<br />

you purchase everything on<br />

the table), door prizes, bake<br />

sale, refreshments and more.<br />

Additional information will<br />

be forthcoming.<br />

<strong>April</strong> <strong>2012</strong><br />


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<strong>April</strong> <strong>2012</strong>

<strong>April</strong> <strong>2012</strong><br />


“Let’s make it happen!”<br />



In late November, 2011, twelve-year-old Samuel Crane of Lewisburg, KY,<br />

was accidentally shot in the leg while hunting with his father. The bullet<br />

pierced just under his knee but at �rst, Samuel didn’t know he was hit.<br />

“I’m okay,” he said. “I’m still going �shing.”<br />

But he was hit so the family quickly called an ambulance who rushed<br />

him to a Life Flight which would take him to a Nashville hospital. After<br />

seven hours of surgery, the doctors informed the family the leg could<br />

not be saved. The amputation took place in December and Samuel<br />

worried he would never be able to play the sports he loved again.<br />

Samuel’s baseball coach, a <strong>Shrine</strong>r, visited the family and returned with<br />

an application for <strong>Shrine</strong>rs Hospitals for Children®-Lexington. “He told<br />

us this hospital could help Samuel,” said <strong>Al</strong>icia Crane, Samuel’s mother.<br />

“We also learned that Samuel’s assistant baseball coach was a patient<br />

at <strong>Shrine</strong>rs Hospital and has an arti�cial limb.”<br />

Samuel was �tted with a prosthetic but had yet to take his �rst step<br />

with his new leg. “It looks better than I thought,” said Samuel admiring<br />

his new limb, in his favorite design, camou�age. Chris Burke, Certi�ed<br />

Prothetist at <strong>Shrine</strong>rs Hospital, was with Samuel when he was �nally<br />

ready to try on the leg.<br />

“Samuel,” asked Chris, “Do you want to play sports again?”<br />

“I sure do,” replied Samuel.<br />

“Then let’s make that happen,” said Chris.<br />

Samuel had stayed very strong throughout his three month ordeal<br />

but he was very emotional about trying his �rst step. The thought of<br />

playing baseball again gave Samuel the strength to take his �rst steps<br />

and within minutes he no longer needed his hands for balance.<br />

Chris shared with Samuel that he too had a prosthetic leg and knew<br />

how to guide Samuel as he took his �rst steps. “It was amazing how<br />

quickly Chris put everything in perspective for Samuel,” said <strong>Al</strong>icia.<br />

“It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. It was hard to understand<br />

how to work the knee part of the leg,” Samuel explained.<br />

Learning to walk on his new prosthetic leg is the greatest challenge<br />

Samuel has had to face but with the support of his family and the expert<br />

care at <strong>Shrine</strong>rs Hospital he has not slowed down at all.<br />

After all, he wants to play sports and like Chris Burke said, “Let’s make<br />

that happen!”<br />

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Conditions Treated at the Lexington Hospital:<br />

� clubfoot and other foot disorders<br />

� scoliosis and other spinal deformities<br />

� arthritis<br />

� cerebral palsy<br />

� neuromuscular disorders<br />

� osteogenesis imperfecta<br />

� hip disorders<br />

� skeletal growth abnormalities<br />

� metabolic bone disease<br />

� hand and upper extremity disorders<br />

� leg length discrepancies<br />

� limb de�ciencies<br />

� amputations<br />

� walking disorders<br />

� conditions associated with spina bi�da and<br />

myelodysplasia.<br />


<strong>April</strong> <strong>2012</strong><br />



81 Fesslers Lane<br />

Nashville TN 37210<br />

"Our name says it all"<br />

PH: 615-244-8473 Fax: 615-244-1976<br />

Owner: Michael Boone<br />

Up Coming events and Club Meetings:<br />

<strong>April</strong> 12th - Dickson County <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 12th - Houston County <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 14th - AMt Spring Party/Casino Night<br />

<strong>April</strong> 16th - AMT Captain's Meeting<br />

<strong>April</strong> 16th - Fayetteville <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 17th - AMT Stated Meeting<br />

<strong>April</strong> 19th - Williamson County <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 19th - Perry County <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 20-21st - Scottish Rite Spring Reunion<br />

<strong>April</strong> 22nd - Casino Trip to Harrah's<br />

<strong>April</strong> 23rd - Murfreesboro <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 23rd - Hendersonville <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 23rd - Marshall County <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 24th - Putnam County <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 24th - AMT Directors Staff Meeting<br />

<strong>April</strong> 26th - Wilson County <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 26th - Giles County <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 26th - Robertson County <strong>Shrine</strong> Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 27-28th - Scottish Rite Spring Reunion<br />

<strong>April</strong> <strong>2012</strong> 11

Joseph M. Looney<br />

07-10-1946 02-02-<strong>2012</strong><br />

Nashville, TN<br />

Wm. Paul Jones<br />

03-01-1935 02-22-<strong>2012</strong><br />

Nashville, TN<br />

Lonnie allen hudson<br />

02-19-1942 02-27-<strong>2012</strong><br />

Springfield, TN<br />

serafin Morris<br />

03-23-1928 02-29-<strong>2012</strong><br />

Gallatin, TN<br />

arthur Willard<br />

04-28-1941 02-29-<strong>2012</strong><br />

Nashville, TN.<br />

raymond C. Costa<br />

06-26-1937 03-06-<strong>2012</strong><br />

Hilman, TN<br />

Nobles Visited By<br />

The Black Camel<br />

sidney Dale smith<br />

06-19-1929 03-06-<strong>2012</strong><br />

Donelson, TN<br />

Charles s. Lamb<br />

06-12-1921 03-07-<strong>2012</strong><br />

Nashville, TN.<br />

arthur g. Webster<br />

08-24-1929 03-08-21012<br />

Linden, TN<br />

John r. evans<br />

09-18-1916 03-11-<strong>2012</strong><br />

Nashville, TN<br />

William C. Wilkerson<br />

08-03-1925 03-11-<strong>2012</strong><br />

Nashville, TN<br />

ronald W. Puckett<br />

07-17-1935 03-16-<strong>2012</strong><br />

Nashville, TN.<br />

<strong>Al</strong> <strong>Menah</strong> TEMPLE<br />

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


P. O. Box 78545<br />

NASHVILLE, TN 37207<br />

www.almenahshriners.org<br />

We’re Teeing Off On A Great Outing�<br />

TUESDAY JUNE 19, <strong>2012</strong><br />

at<br />

Hermitage ‘The General’ Golf Course<br />

Old Hickory, TN<br />

You’re invited to join us for a fun and exciting day at Hermitage ‘The General’ Golf course.<br />

There will be fun, food, and a great golf tournament!<br />

There will be great prizes for contest holes, door prizes and lunch served.<br />

You do not have to have a Clown on your team to play in the tournament.<br />

7:00 – 7:45 AM Registration<br />

8:00 AM to 12:30 PM<br />

Four-Person Scramble Shotgun Start<br />

12:30 PM LUNCH & AWARDS<br />

Cost - $65 per Man /$260 per team<br />

Includes gift pack, golf cart, green fees, & lunch.<br />


If you have questions contact: Gene King by Email : Gene.King@Nashville.gov or<br />

Call (615) 400-6087<br />

Deadline for entry: TUESDAY JUNE 12, <strong>2012</strong><br />

Nonprofit<br />

Organization<br />

U.S. POSTAGE<br />

PAID<br />

Nashville, TN<br />

Permit No.<br />


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