Shriners International | Great Lakes Shrine Association
Shriners Hospitals | Shriners Village | Daughters of the Nile
6 Walnut Street, Evansville, Indiana 47708 | Tel: 812.423.4285

2018 Divan
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Potentate - Illustrious Sir Mike Taylor
Chief Rabban - Rod McDonald
Assistant Rabban - Steve Hawes
High Priest & Prophet - John Nelson
Oriental Guide - Mark Shaw
Recorder - Ralph Pigman
Treasurer - Jeff Merrick
First Ceremonial Master - Dale Thomas
Second Ceremonial Master - Richard Hubbard
Director - Robin Marshall
Marshal - Sam Byers
Captain of the Guard - Terry Joyce
Outer Guard - Chad Denton
Chaplain Emeritus - Robert Sheets, P.P.


The Divan (often pronounced with a long "i" sound) is to a Shrine temple what the board of directors is to a corporation.  The Potentate is the Chairman of the Board.  He presides over all meetings and has the ultimate responsibility and authority for the well being of his Shrine and its members (of which Hadi has approximately 2,000). This is a very prestigious position, the highest office attainable at the local Shrine level.