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3521 Ratliff Road
Irondale, AL, 35210
United States


The Zamora Shriners are Birmingham Alabama's Temple of the Shriners International. Shriners are a Masonic fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. With nearly 200 temples (chapters) in several countries and thousands of clubs around the world. Our fraternity is open to men of integrity from all walks of life.


(Pronounced di-van, with emphasis on the second syllable. ) - In Oriental countries, a royal council or council room. 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 Temple. Each Shrine Temple has it's own Divan, and the minimum number of Divan members is set by Imperial by-laws at five, with each of these being elected by the Nobility (membership). 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 (Secretary) 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) Each position in the line has it's own title, derived from Arabic tradition, and each has it's own set of defined duties and responsibilities. Potentates (both past and present) are addressed as "Illustrious Sir", Imperial Potentates (both past and present) and members of the Imperial Divan are addressed as "Imperial Sir", while all other Shriners are addressed as "Noble". Assuming an individual is re-appointed and/or re-elected to the Divan each year, in the time it takes to move up from Outer Guard to Potentate, he will have had exposure to and responsibility for every aspect of the Shrine's operation.

Jerry Wayne Thomas
P.O. Box 546
Cleveland, AL 35049
Cell: 205-914-0591
Office: 205-625-3828

Bio Info

Chief Rabban
Kirk "Moose" Pearson
419 Centerville Street
Moundville, AL 35474
Cell: (205) 792-7586

Bio Info: Lady Mindy
Children: Garrett and Sarah Kirk

Raised to a Master Mason in 1991 in Moundville Lodge #123 past master 3 times.
Became a Shriner in 1997
Served as Clown Director
Southeastern Shrine Clown President 2013
Proud member of the SkatKats
Temple Treasurer 2014 and 2015


Assistant Rabban
Tim Vaughan
3521 Ratliff Rd
Irondale AL, 35210
Home: (205) 554-1064
Cell: (205) 792-1835
Bio Info: (Lady) Denise
(Son) Benjamin
Past Master of Moundville Lodge 123. Scottish Rite, Inducted into the Knight Commanders Court of Honor, and is a current member of the Royal Order of Scotland. Joined the Zamora Shrine in 2009.  Clown Unit Director for two years 2013 & 2014. Assistant director Riders Unit. Tim has served as Chief Personal Aide to past Illustrious Sir's Glenn Watson and Ron Patrick. Tim's last position was the assistant director of units for the year 2015. Chairman of the Paper Sale Committee for 2016. Retired from Tuscaloosa Police Department after 26 years. U.S. Navy Veteran with 26 years of service & two Deployments.  He is currently employed in the private sector as a Court Security Officer at the Federal Court building in Birmingham. Noble Vaughan's hobbies include clowning, motorcycle riding, and camping out. 


High Priest and Prophet
Charley Pope
Lady Debbie Married in 1994
Sons: Jason, Stephen & Andy
Daughters: Liz & Mary
13 Grandchildren
Raised to a Master Mason in 1987 at Coosota Lodge 873.
2018-2019 Master of Chelsea Lodge #886.
Member and Past Master of Chelsea Lodge #886.
Joined Scottish Rite in 1995.
Joined Zamora Shrine in 1995. 
Second Ceremonial Master at Zamora Shrine for 2017.
Elected Oriental Guide for 2018. 
Elected High Priest and Prophet for 2019. 
Selected as one of the top 10 Shriners for 2017.
Member of Convertible Unit, Trailblazers Unit, Zamora Wheels Unit (Director) and Dixie Shrine Club.
Worked for Kimberly Clark/Bowater from 1980 to 2003.
Owner of Fix It All LLC since 2003.
Served on Board of Directors for Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union from 1989 to 2000. Served in various capacities including Board Chairman.
Served as chairman of the Supervisory Committee for Alabama Central Credit Union from 2012 to 2018

Oriental Guide
Curtis Walters

E Mail:
5251 Old Mill Run
Trussville, AL  35173
Lady:    Donna
Daughter Ashlee
Son Jack
Cell: 205-213-8827
Initiated into Bluff Park Masonic Lodge August, 1989
Raised to Master Mason October, 1989
Became a Member of the Scottish Rite November, 1989
Became Member of Zamora Shrine November 1989
Served as Director of Units
Served as Director of Dune Buggy unit for 7 years
Member of IBEW Local Union 136
Currently employed Alabama Power at Miller Steam Plan

First Ceremonial Master
Danny Williams

417 Tavel Road
Warrior Al 35180
cell: (205) 915-8325

Bio Info:
Hewitt North Birmingham Lodge #515, made a master mason 6/27/96.
Past Master Hewitt-North Birmingham 2003
Joined Scottish Rite 7/96 Charter Member of and past First Knight of Knights of St. Andrew, KCCH Shrine 8/96 
Member and Past Director of the Director’s Staff
Past Regional Governor for SDA 
Master of Ceremonial for over 15 years. 
Member and Current/Past Director of Riders Unit, member of drill team.
Past Director of Hillbilly Unit 
Membership Chairman under Potentiate Johnny Melvin
Past Chaplin of Zamora Temple

Tom Gaskins, P.P.
Home: (205) 
Cell: (205) 
Bio Info: Married Lady Pat in 1961
Son: Gregg Gaskins, Daughter: Debbie Moore-Chitlangia
5 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, 1 Step ‘Grandson
Joined Zamora Shrine in 1978
Joined Provost Guard in 1978
Served as Director of Convertible Unit 1998-2001
Served as Committee Chairman of several Zamora events 
Served as Director Motor Corps Unit 2011-2012
Past Master Unity Lodge #930
Motor Corps Unit & Drill Team
Shriner of the Year 2012
Bobby Stone Award 2013, 2018
Worshipful Master 2013-2014 at Unity Lodge #930 formally Hueytown #843
Road Runner
Potentate of Zamora Shrine 2017
Retired Nidek Medical Products, Inc. Engineering Manager
Veteran of the US Army 1961-1967 Missiles and Cryptographic

Jimmy Sills

Home: (205) 
Cell: (205) 

Bio Info: 

Steven Michael Allen
DOB: 9/13/1953
Member of Abernant Lodge #646, became a member in December of 1979, and was Raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason in January 1980.
Joined the Scottish Rite in 1980
Joined Zamora Shrine in 1989, and became a member of the Directors Staff.
Master of Abernant Lodge #646 in 1983
Joined the Stanley Cost Lodge #411 in 2012, and served as the Master of the lodge in 2017.




Paul W. Vaughn

P.O. Box 186
Riverside, Alabama 35135
Home: 205-338-3763

Bio Info: Lady Patty
Son: Paul Stephen, Grandson Jordan Paul
Master Mason - April 1976, Zamora Shrine - Nov 1983
Secretary, Ben M. Jacobs Masonic Lodge #643
Unit Director - Square Dance, Greeters, Trailblazers, Ramblers
President of Clubs, President Dixie Shrine Club
Served as Marshall 2006 to present
Retired Auditor, United States Property and Fiscal Office
Military: October 1958 - August 2000

Doug M Owens

2516 Valley Road
Birmingham, AL 35206
Home: 205-490-1954
Cell: (205) 585-4153

Bio Info: lady Betty 36 years married
1 son Milan M. Owens - member of Shaddai Temple
2 grandsons - Chris, member Shaddai Temple
3 great grandchildren
Initiated masonic lodge 5-10-66
York Rite and Scottish Rite 2000
Hillbilly Unit Director 3 years
Hillbilly Clan Rabban 10 years
Convertible Unit
Directors Staff
Presently in....Trailblazers, Clown Unit & Dixie Shrine

Captain of the Guard
Richard Allen Johnson
1202 Liberty Rd
Chelsea, AL 35043
Home: (205) 678-8585
Cell: (205) 999-3843

Bio Info: Lady Diane Married 1985
Daughters Alyson and Jennifer
Three Grandchildren
2 Time Past Master Chelsea Lodge 886
Secretary Chelsea Lodge 886
Zamora 2017
Wheels and Motorized Units
Membership Chairman 2019
Retired Piggly Wiggly Distribution



Outer Guard
Howard Newman
Married Sonja Davis Newman 1989
Son: Trey Newman
4 Grands, 1 Great Grand
Retired from Sears with 37 years service in 2007 
Initiated May 3, 1982 into the Masons.
Passed to Fellowcraft May 31, 1982
Raised to a Master Mason on June 14, 1982.
Member Wahouma Lodge.
Joined Scottish Rite in 1982.
Joined Zamora Shrine Fall Class 1982.
Selected as one of the top 10 Shriners several years.
Member of Motor Corp, Motorized Units, Trailblazers Units.
Drove Competition in Dune Buggy Unit for 19 years.
Instrumental in organize Legions Unit 2001.
Past Director Dune Buggy Unit and Legions Unit
Motorized Units President. 
Dixie Association Motor Corp President 2015
Southeastern Shrine Motorized Association President 2015
Zamora Staff several years.
Chief Personal Aide 2009, 2016, 2018.