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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.

Al Wortham
6156 Meadow Run Drive
Trussville, AL 35173
Cell: 205-789-8867

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.

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

Bio Info


Assistant 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. 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


High Priest and Prophet
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. 

Oriental Guide
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

First Ceremonial Master
Greg Hanvey

2nd Ceremonial Master
Curtis Walters


Brian Fason

520 Hickory Street
Bham AL 35206
Phone: 205-368-0785
Work: 205-560-6286

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.

John Akers

Home: (205) 
Cell: (205) 

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

Hobbies: Traveling, working on the family farm


Danny Williams

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

Bio Info:




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
Mike Lann

6407 Murphree Circle
Pinson, AL 35126
Cell: 205) 687-7160

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