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

Chad Knight

 

Lady Kathy

 

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Chief Rabban

Mark Tinsley

 

Lady Pam

 

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Oriental Guide

Ben Martin

Lady Tonya

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Assistant Rabban

Byron Sheppard

 

Lady Michele

 

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Recorder

 

Sherwood Kaiser, P.P.

Lady Rhonda

 

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High Priest & Prophet

Jimmy Moser

 

 

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Treasurer

William "Billy" Ackerman, P.P.

 

Lady Rhonda

 

 

First Ceremonial Master

 

Heath Summey

Second Ceremonial Master

 

Billy Hill, Jr.

 

Marshall

 

George Jackson (Lady Doedy)

Marshall

 

Jeremy Davis

Captain of the Guard

 

Jack Cartee (Lady Grace)

Outer Guard

Jamie Smith

 

 

Everette Whitmore

Heath Summey

William Rosser

Jamie Fry

ELECTED DIVAN

APPOINTED DIVAN

CHIEF AIDES