DIVAN & AIDES

In the context of the Shrine, the Divan is the “Board of Directors” or “Executive Council” of the organization, and serves as the management team for both fraternal and business activities of the local chapter (called a "Temple"). Each Shrine Temple has its own Divan, and the minimum number of Divan members is set by Imperial by-laws at seven, with each of these being elected by the membership. Therefore, all Shrine Temples have at least seven members on the Divan, but some have more.  For most temples that have more than seven members on the Divan, the additional positions are usually appointed by the Potentate.

 

Like most Masonic organizations, the Divan is usually a “progressive” line, which means that one new person is appointed or elected to the line each year, the other members of the Divan move “up” one position, and the top man retires from the line and becomes a Past Potentate.  In addition, two more elected officers are considered part of the Divan, namely the Recorder and Treasurer. These two officers, however, are not usually part of the “progressive” line, and may serve in the same office for more than one year (if so elected).

Aides are also appointed by the Potentate and serve in key positions of his staff.  Their primary function is to assist the Potentate in the execution of his office.  The Chief Aide is considered the Potentate's right hand man in this endeavor and coordinates the activities of the others.

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Potentate

Mark Tinsley
 
Lady Pam
 

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Chief Rabban

Byron Sheppard
 
Lady Michele
 

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Oriental Guide

Jamie Smith



 

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Assistant Rabban

Jimmy Moser
 

 

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Recorder

 

Sherwood Kaiser, P.P.

Lady Rhonda

 

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High Priest & Prophet

Ben Martin

Lady Tonya


 

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Treasurer

William "Billy" Ackerman, P.P.

 

Lady Rhonda

 

 
First Ceremonial Master
Scott White
864-561-2339

 


Second Ceremonial Master
Keith Lord
864-982-6766

 

 
Marshall
George Jackson
864-884-3048

 


Captain of the Guard
Don Gilstrap
864-420-5973

 


Outer Guard
Jim Strange
864-414-1611



 

ELECTED DIVAN

APPOINTED DIVAN