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Illustrious Potentate
Potentate Message August 2015
Nobles and Ladies, Welcome to summer and the August issue of the Akdar Shrine Mason News! Four members of Akdar's Elected Divan went to the 141st Imperial Session in Houston Texas this year. We also had two Past Potentates, a member of our Appointed Divan, Chief Aide and several Nobles and their Ladies. Also joining us this year was our very own Akdar member and Grand Master of the State of Oklahoma, Gary Beisly and his lady Carolyn. There were lots of agenda items to cover this year along with the Elections for Imperial officers and our new Imperial Potentate Illustrious Sir Jerry Gantt. Be sure to check out the Recorders article for more details on this years Imperial Session. We also got to meet our new patient ambassadors, Clint Crain and Katharine Koonce, I will be sharing their incredible stories with you soon. Congratulations Imperial Sir and thank you to everyone who was able to join us in Texas! It’s hot outside but it’s going to be cooler in Denver Colorado! That’s right! It’...
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2015 Imperial Session
A LOOK BACK AT THE 2015 IMPERIAL SESSION

The 141st. Shriners International Imperial Session held in Houston, Texas is in the books.  Take a look back at some of the highlights with our Man on the Street, Jim Cunningham.

 

The Imperial Session is off to a great start. Watch the re-cap starting with the first Houston Walk for Love.  Day 1  

 Public Opening on Sunday.  Day 2

 Competitions. Day 3

 Ladies Luncheon, Imperial Parade  Day 4

Wednesday Recap  Day 5

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JERRY GANTT, IMPERIAL POTENTATE
MEET NEW SHRINERS INTERNATIONAL POTENTATE, JERRY GANTT
Jerry G. Gantt of Houston is currently serving his 11th year as a member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Gantt was elected Imperial Potentate, part of the 13-member body that helps govern the Shriners fraternity, during the Shriners’ 2015 Imperial Session – held in Houston July 5 - July 9. Gantt was raised a Master Mason at Cherryville Lodge #505 in 1971. He is a member of the York Rite, Grotto and was honored with the 33rd Degree of the Scottish Rite. Gantt became a member of Oasis Shriners in Charlotte, N.C., in 1972, and joined Arab...
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FIRST LADY, LISA GANTT
MEET FIRST LADY, LISA GANTT AND WATCH HER VIDEO: IN DREAMS I WALK
  First Lady Lisa Gantt and her husband of 20 years, Imperial Potentate Jerry Gantt, share many interests and activities. They met through connections in the construction industry, and now work together in the family business, Piedmont Contractors Inc., located in Houston. Lisa and Jerry are active members of their condominium association, where Lisa serves as vice president of the board of directors. Although they have lived in Texas for a long time, both Lisa and Jerry are natives of North Carolina, and, as would be expected, enjoy basketball and race cars. “When you’re from North Ca...
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE GOING TO CSSA 2015
Central States Shrine Association 2015 Ceremonial Session Weather & High Altitude Information Nothing about Denver is more misunderstood than the city’s climate. Because Denver is located just east of the Rockies and far from any source of moisture, Denver has a mild, dry and arid climate. The arid conditions bring only 8 to 15 inches of annual precipitation and locals wake up to more than 300 days of sunshine a year. That’s more annual hours of sun than Miami and San Diego. The average temperature in August is approximately 86°. We recommend dressing in layers for cool early mornings a...
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Our Patients have shared what Love means to them, now share what Love means to you on our Wall of Love today!

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