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

2017 Divan
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Potentate - Illustrious Sir Mike Stader
Chief Rabban - Mike Taylor
Assistant Rabban - Rod McDonald
High Priest & Prophet - Steve Hawes
Oriental Guide - John Nelson
Recorder - Ralph Pigman
Treasurer - John Hudson, P.P.
First Ceremonial Master - Mark Shaw
Second Ceremonial Master - Dale Thomas
Director - Robin Marshall
Marshal - David Mullican
Captain of the Guard - Richard Hubbard
Outer Guard - Terry Joyce
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.