(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.
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
3521 Ratliff Rd
Irondale AL, 35210
Home: (205) 554-1064
Cell: (205) 792-1835
Bio Info: (Lady) Denise
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
Lady Debbie Married in 1994
Sons: Jason, Stephen & Andy
Daughters: Liz & Mary
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
First Ceremonial Master
417 Tavel Road
Warrior Al 35180
cell: (205) 915-8325
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
2nd Ceremonial Master
Tom Gaskins, P.P.
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
Potentate of Zamora Shrine 2017
Retired Nidek Medical Products, Inc. Engineering Manager
Veteran of the US Army 1961-1967 Missiles and Cryptographic
Paul W. Vaughn
P.O. Box 186
Riverside, Alabama 35135
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
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
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
2 Time Past Master Chelsea Lodge 886
Secretary Chelsea Lodge 886
Wheels and Motorized Units
Membership Chairman 2019
Retired Piggly Wiggly Distribution