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.

Potentate

Jim Cunningham

 

Lady Wanda

 

 

Chief Rabban

Robert "Wayne" Bragg

 

Lady Candise

 

 

Oriental Guide

Byron Sheppard

 

Lady Michele

 

 

Assistant Rabban

Chad Knight

 

Lady Kathy

 

 

Recorder

 

"Champ" Champion, P.P.

 

Lady Cynthia

 

 

High Priest & Prophet

Mark Tinsley

 

Lady Pam

 

 

Treasurer

William "Billy" Ackerman, P.P.

 

Lady Rhonda

 

APPOINTED DIVAN

 

First Ceremonial Master - Aaron L. Taylor (Lady Margaret)

First Ceremonial Master - Jeremy Rothell (Lady Lacosta)

Second Ceremonial Master - Richard Beaty (Lady Rita)

Captain of the Guard - Jack Cartee (Lady Grace)

Outer Guard - Billy Herman (Lady Frances)

 

 

Joel Edwards (Lady Debbie)

Jimmy Smith, PP

ELECTED DIVAN

APPOINTED DIVAN

CHIEF AIDES

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