Our

Leadership

the Divan

The Divan is the Board of Governors of Naja Shriners and is comprised of the Illustrious Potentate, Elected and Appointed Divan. Each member of the Divan is assigned to Units to assure good communication between the working units of the Temple and leadership. Units are requested to place their assigned Divan member on their mailing list to keep their liaison aware of their meetings and social events. A list of the Unit assignments for each Divan member can be found in the Temple directory each year.

The Divan meets the second Wednesday of every month. Four Stated meetings are held at the Temple in Deadwood in January, April, September, and December. The rest are held at the Naja Shrine Center or elsewhere as determined by the Potentate. All Nobles are welcome.

The illustrious Potentate

The Illustrious Potentate is responsible for the government of the Temple as the President of the Board of Directors and has complete charge of the Shrine Clubs, Units, and Nobility.

Illustrious potentate and first Lady

Rick and Diana Holloway

23810 Golden Hills Dr.
Rapid City, SD. 57702
Cell: 605-415-3577
Rick_Holloway@aotx.uscourts.gov
Lady Diana: 605-390-7917
dianaholloway2@gmail.com

Elected divan

The Nobles elected to the Board of Governors of Naja Shriners.

Chief Rabban and Lady

Scott and Diane Sharp

636 Kathryn Ave.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Res: 605-431-0937
scottsharp1964@yahoo.com
Lady Diane: 605-415-3913
dsharp605@gmail.com

The Chief Rabban acts as chairman of the Finance and Investment Committees. He must prepare the budget for the following year and submit it to the Temple for approval at the Annual Meeting. He serves as Chairman of the fundraising committee and Naja Temple Children’s Hospital Fund Trusts, and coordinates periodic investment briefings to ensure that investment decisions are transmitted to them. The Chief Rabban takes care of visiting Nobility, and sees to their accomodations and hospitality with the assistance of the Ambassadors. He assists the Hospital Division Chairman, attends Hospital Division Board Meetings, and coordinates with Circus Chairman and contracts for Shrine Circuses for the next calendar year. He performs other duties as requested by the Potentate. If the office of Potentate becomes vacant for any reason, the Chief Rabban shall act as Potentate until a special election is held and the office is filled.

Assistant Rabban and Lady

Joel and Lesa Stephens

PO Box 529
Wall, SD 57790
Cell: 605-209-2556
katchuptheclown@yahoo.com
Lady Lesa: 605-279-2945
stephensspecialties@gmail.com

The Assistant Rabban serves as Vice Chairman of the Finance and Investment committees. He is in charge of Shrine Club coordination, assists and advises the Hospital Division Chairman, and attends all Hospital Division meetings. He assists the Chief Rabban. In the absence of the Potentate and Chief Rabban, the Assistant Rabban presides. He also performs other duties as requested by the Potentate.

High priest and Prophet and Lady

Jeff and Pam VanCuren

1915 Audubon Circle
Rapid City, SD 57702
Cell: 605-646-8899
vancurenj@gmail.com
Lady Pam: 540-207-6604
vancurenp@aol.com

The High Priest and Prophet serves as the Temple Chaplain. He is in charge of membership and takes charge of Novices at Ceremonials to make sure they are in the right place at the right time. He assists the Assistant Rabban, and performs other duties as requested by the Potentate.

Oriental Guide and Lady

Eric and Sherri Fischer

11174 Eaton Ln
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Cell: 605-641-4520
allamericanhorseshoeing
@gmail.com
Lady Sherri: 605-641-5988
sherri@rushmore.com

The Oriental Guide is responsible for fraternal relations, York and Scottish Rites, Blue Lodge, Demolay, and Job’s Daughters. He assists the High Priest and Prophet and performs other duties as requested by the Potentate.

Treasurer and Lady

Jeff and Krista Schroeder

804 West McClellan
Lead, SD 57754
Cell: 605-591-9777
jschroed@lawrence.sd.us
Lady Krista: 605-580-0806
bhmoose@yahoo.com

Oversee’s all Temple and Hospital Division Finances, Investments, and accounts.

Recorder and Lady

Mike and Charlene Stirling

7700 Shadowland Rd.
Blackhawk, SD 57718
Res: 605-787-4417
Cell: 605-490-2801
mcstirling@juno.com
Lady Charlene: 605-390-7318
char.stirling@outlook.com

Acts as secretary or recorder of Divan meetings and votes.   Ensure Divan operates under the rules, bylaws, and edicts of the Temple and Shriners International.

appointed divan

The Nobles appointed to the Board of Governors of Naja Shriners.

1st Ceremonial Master and Lady

Brian and Christina Cole

6915 Mulberry Dr.
Summerset, SD 57718
Cell: 703-217-3001
bole94@gmail.com
Lady Christina: 605-545-6682
chriscole95@gmail.com

The First Ceremonial Master fully coordinates all Temple Ceremonials. He notifies the Divan of all new petitions, dues payments, admissions.  He also assists the Oriental Guide, and performs other duties as requested by the Potentate.

2nd Ceremonial Master and Lady

Mitch and DeAnna Kammerer

22695 193rd Ave.
Wall, SD 57790
Cell: 605-863-0083
mitchkammerer@gmail.com
Lady DeAnna: 605-863-0727
kammerersrushlake@gmail.com

The Second Ceremonial Master is in charge of all pilgrimages. He assists the High Priest and Prophet to see that Novices are properly escorted in Ceremonial Parades and assists the First Ceremonial Master. He performs other duties as requested by the Potentate.

marshal and Lady

Bryant and Teresa Stokes

1053 Sagewood St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Cell: 605-787-0184
bigperm357@yahoo.com
Lady Teresa: 605-787-0183
tstokesgermany@gmail.com

The Marshal is in charge of all Temple Parades and lines of parades, providing the proper signs for dignitary vehicles, Potentate, MSA Officers, etc. He coordinates with the Provost Unit and local authorities for parade routes, permits, and security. He assists the Second Ceremonial Master. He performs other duties as requested by the Potentate.

captain of the guard and Lady

Bryan and Lisa Fischer

1412 Whitetail Dr.
Sturgis, SD 57785
Res: 605-645-4077
roosterfish1217@gmail.com
Lady Lisa: 605-431-3610
lkautz4@gmail.com

The Captain of the Guard is responsible for setting up stated meetings, and helping to organize and set up monthly divan meetings. He sees that proper guards are placed for all closed meetings, including Ceremonials. He assists the Marshal and performs other duties as requested by the Potentate.

outer guard and Lady

Tom & Laurie Doyle

4829 Capital
Rapid City, SD 57702
Cell: 605-430-9900
tom.doyle@midco.com
Lady Laurie:605-390-1263
momof3insd@gmail.com

The Outer Guard assists the Captain of the Guard in securing the Temple from intrusion. He is in charge of equipment and uniforms, and serves as Chairman of Entertainment and Refreshment committees, equipping, supplying and manning hospitality rooms. He performs other duties as requested by the Potentate.

appointments

Nobles appointed to other offices within Naja Shriners that are not members of the Board of Governors.

Chaplain and Lady

Jeff VanCuren (Pam)

1915 Audubon Circle
Rapid City, SD 57702
Cell: 605-646-8899
vancurenj@gmail.com
Lady Pam: 540-207-6604
vancurenp@aol.com

Chief of Staff and Lady

Howard Mehringer (Sally)

13589 Frontier Loop
Piedmont, SD 57769
Cell: 605-787-3466
howard_f_m@hotmail.com

Public Relations Chairman & lady

Steve Hendrickson, PP (Sara)

1308 38th Street
Rapid City, SD 57702
Res: 605-348-8572
hendrickson@rushmore.com

Membership coordinator

Jed Kammerer (Brandy)
PO Box 50
Wall, SD 57790
Cell: 605-863-3069
jed.kammerer@gmail.com                       Lady Brandy: 605-515-2745     bbowers0411@gmail.com

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