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3521 Ratliff Road
Irondale, AL, 35210
United States

2059563636

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.

Divan

(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.


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Potentate
Thomas R. Gaskins 
1624 Heritage Place
Irondale, Alabama 35210
Home: 205-956-9632
Cell: 205-527-4356
Email: tennvols2@charter.net

Bio Info: Lady Pat, Married in 1961
Son: Gregg Gaskins, Daughter: Debbie Moore -Chitlangia
5 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, 1 Step Grandson
Joined Zamora Shrine 1978
Provost Guard 1978
Director Convertible Unit 1998 - 2001
Committee Chairman of Several Events
Director Motor Corp Unit 2011 - 2012
Past Master Unity Lodge #930
Shriner of the Year 2012
Bobby Stone Award 2013
Road Runner
Retired Nidek Medical Products, Inc Engineering Manager
Veteran US Army 1961 - 1967 Missiles & Cryptographic


Chief Rabban
Al Wortham
6156 Meadow Run Drive
Trussville, AL 35173
Cell: 205-789-8867
Email: dunebuggyal@gmail.com

Bio Info: Lady Tammy
Son: Brad Wortham (also a Shriner) Daughter: Angela O"Neil
Joined Zamora Shrine 1982
Member of the clowns, then the World famous dunebuggys, and now a SKATKAT. Al has served as Director of units twice and as the assistant multiple times. President of Motorized units & won the Bobby Stone award. Al was the Shriner of the year 2001 and has been on the financial committee for two terms. He has been on the bar committee for 5 years.


Assistant Rabban
Jerry Wayne Thomas
P.O. Box 546
Cleveland, AL 35049
Cell: 205-914-0591
Office: 205-625-3828
Email: thomasutility@yahoo.com

Bio Info


High Priest and Prophet
Kirk "Moose" Pearson
419 Centerville Street
Moundville, AL 35474
Cell: (205) 792-7586
email: moose160@att.com

Bio Info: Lady Mindy
Children: Garrett and Sarah Kirk

Raised to a Master Mason in 1991 in Moundville Lodge #123 past master 3 times. Dual member with J. Collier Foster Lodge #906
Became a Shriner in 1997
Served as Clown Director
Southeastern Shrine Clown President 2013
Proud member of the SkatKats
Temple Treasurer 2014 and 2015


Oriental Guide
Tim Vaughan
3521 Ratliff Rd
Irondale AL, 35210
Home: (205) 554-1064
Cell: (205) 792-1835
email: coco4funn13@aol.com
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. 


 

Treasurer
Brian Fason

520 Hickory Street
Bham AL 35206
Phone: 205-368-0785
Work: 205-560-6286
Email: bigtopfazo@gmail.com

Bio Info: Lady Julie

Became a master mason in 2001. Joined Zamora Shriners in 2002. Became a memberof the director's staff.  Now is a member of the ZamoraClowns. Went to clown college in 2001. Has served as clown unit Secretary and Treasurer from 2014 to present.  Was clown unit director in 2015.  Was appointed to the divan in 2012. Served as Director on the divan from 2012 to 2014. Served as Second ceremonial master in 2015. Graduated from UAB with a bachelor's degree in finance and has over 15yrs experience in the banking industry.  Hobbies are clowning around, sports, coin collecting, and fishing.


Recorder
John Akers

Home: (205) 
Cell: (205) 
Email: johnakers2008@comcast.net

Bio Info: 

Raised November 1977  Sumition Lodge 892
Zamora Shrine May 1979
Past Secretary/Treasurer Flying Fez
Past Director Flying Fez
Past Secretary/Treasurer Southeaster Flying Fez Association
Past Secretary/Treasurer International Flying Fez Association
Past Secretary/Treasurer Zamora Motor Corp
Past Director Of Units Zamora Shrine
6 YEARS US NAVY
27 YEARS ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD
RETIRED

Hobbies: Traveling, working on the family farm

 


 

First Ceremonial Master
Johnny Peterman

549 Fern Creek Drive
Springville, AL 35146
Cell: (205) 834-2825
Office: (205) 849-4261
Email: johnnypeterman@thompsontractor.com

Bio Info: Lady Amy
5 children Austin, Aaron, Savannah, Devon and Baylee
Entered the Masonic Lodge on April 18, 2006
Master Mason on July 25, 2006
Joined Zamora Shrine in 2006
Joined York Rite in 2007
Director of Zamora Park 2007 -2015
Zamora Road Runner
Daughter Baylee was a patient at Greenville Shriners Hospital.


Director
Danny Williams

417 Tavel Road
Warrior Al 35180
cell: (205) 915-8325
email: zamoradirectorsstaff@yahoo.com

Bio Info:


 

 

 

Marshal
Paul W. Vaughn

P.O. Box 186
Riverside, Alabama 35135
Home: 205-338-3763
Email: pvaughn001@centurytel.net

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




Chaplain
Doug M Owens

2516 Valley Road
Birmingham, AL 35206
Home: 205-490-1954
Cell: (205) 585-4153
emai:l bowens0885@charter.net 

Bio Info: lady Betty 36 years married
1 son Milan M. Owens - member of Shaddai Temple
2 grandsons - Chris, member Shaddai Temple
Trevor
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
Mike Lann

6407 Murphree Circle
Pinson, AL 35126
Cell: 205) 687-7160
email: bonescitgo@gmail.com

Bio Info: Lady Debbie
Has 3 sons and 2 daughters with 9 grand kids and 1 great grand child due in august.

 


 

 

 

2nd Ceremonial Master