Al Rakim Temple #142 - Oasis of Albany, Desert of GA

Al Rakim Temple #142 - Oasis of Albany, Desert of GA Prince Hall Shriners, Noble Calvin Wright, Illustrious Potentate 2019-2020 HISTORY OF AL RAKIM TEMPLE NO. 142 Oasis of Albany, Desert of Georgia Aaron Brown and Lonnie Jackson organized AL Rakim Temple No. 142 on March 6th, 1945.
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(According to information available). The temple received its charter from the Imperial Potentate Raymond E. Jackson 33° degree of the Imperial Council of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S of N & S America Inc. on the 23rd August of the year of Nineteen hundred and forty-five. At that time, the first Illustrious Potentate was Illustrious Aaron Brown, and the Chief Rabban and Assistant Rabban were Walter Poteat 33° and A.E. Martin. Other members were as follow Noble Lonnie Jackson 33° Noble John W. Whitaker 33° Noble Talmadge Glover 32° Noble L.M. Taylor 32° Noble A.C. King 32° Noble Braddy 32° Illustrious Potentate Brown, his divan and the other members of the temple started Al Rakim Temple No. 142 to grow by bringing other masons into Shrinedom. It wasn’t long before its membership had grown to be the largest temple in the Desert of Georgia. After receiving the Charter in 1945, Ill. Potentate Brown was succeeded by a lone line of Potentates and officers of their divan. The best available history of this is as follows: Noble Aaron Brown was the first Illustrious Potentate followed by: Noble Walter Poteat was the 2nd Illustrious Potentate followed by: Noble L.M. Taylor who was the 3rd Illustrious Potentate, followed by: Noble Talmadge Glover, who was the 4th Illustrious Potentate; these four Illustrious Potentate continued to help the temple grow in its membership. Noble Lonnie Jackson was the 5th Illustrious Potentate. He was made Honorary Potentate by the Imperial Council for the good works he had done in helping the temple grow by making numerous trips to the Imperial Council and maintaining a good relationship which resulted in the establishment of a direct line of communication that proved to be a tremendous asset in the successful growth of the temple. He also was named Imperial Organizer for the Imperial Council. Noble John W. Whitaker was the 6th Illustrious Potentate. He served for several years and the membership continued to grow. Noble M.J. Covington was the 7th Illustrious Potentate: Noble COvington was described as a “VERY DYNAMIC LEADER”. It was said that he did everything there was to be done in a short period of time. Noble W.M. Dobbin was the 8th Illustrious Potentate: He was a great leader and builder. He was the kind of leader that seem to draw people to Masonry and on into Shrinedom. Noble John Strong Sr. was the 9th Illustrious Potentate: Not only did he and his divan do great things for the temple, he was a very dedicated and loyal Noble until his death in December 1992. Prior to his death, he held the prestigious title of District Deputy Grand Master for the Albany Masonic District and Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Albany. Noble Nathaniel Cross was the 10th Illustrious Potentate: Noble Cross was a man of small statue but a man that carried a strong voice of wisdom and character. He was a very hard working Noble that carried over into the Nobility. It was through him and his divan’s efforts that the good works of Al Rakim Temple No. 142 spreaded into the Desert of Florida. The temple grew in prominence as a direct result of its very capable team: Then dubbed “THE BRUTAL BROTHER’S WRECKING TEAM” It is said that even to this day, this team is fondly remembered. Ill. Pot. Cross continued to prove himself faithful and show his dedicated service by moving on to become the Imperial Deputy of the Desert of Georgia. The black camel visited Noble Cross in 2001. Noble Curtis Williams was the 11th Illustrious Potentate: He continued in his predecessors’ path. Noble Williams brought the temple to number one in membership and activities in the state of Georgia. It was through his strong and enthusiastically dynamic leadership that the cooperation of our temple spread to parts of Alabama, South Carolina and other parts of Florida with the highly proficient creation team and other members from the temple. He also served as the Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Albany. In addition, PP. Curtis Williams continued in his unique style of leadership by helping to build the Masonic order from the Ground-up. He held the respected title of District Deputy of the Albany Masonic District. Because of his knowledge and the desire to teach masonry, he was affectionately known as “Mr. Mason”. Many believed the he set the standards in Masonry that all future leaders should emulate. Noble Solomon P. Lewis was the 12th Illustrious Potentate: A great man who loves everyone. Noble S.P. Lewis is known throughout the state for his work and dedication to Masonry. He served 2 years and recalls their continued work with the creation team and other members in Shrinedom Temples in Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina while maintaining a good membership in Al Rakim Temple No. 142. Noble Moses Faison was the 13th Illustrious Potentate: He was made Honorary Potentate as the Nobility reflected on the good works he had done in the temple. The black camel visited Noble Fasion in 2003. Noble Charlie Crapps was the 14th Illustrious Potentate: Also said to be good leader, whoever the temples begin to fluctuate in its membership. Yet he maintained a suitable membership for the temple to continue to function well in its activities. Noble Robert Wilson was the 15th Illustrious Potentate: Under his leadership he helps to stabilize the membership and work towards the purchasing of the Mosque on Old English Road. His unselfish dedication and service continued to be evident as the Imperial Advisor of the Desert of Georgia. The black camel visited Noble Wilson in 1998. Noble James R. Williams was the 16th Illustrious Potentate: He continued to work on the New Mosque. The renovations that were done brought the Mosque up to the operational standard. During this time, the upstairs “ Grand Ball Room” was completed. Potentate James R. Williams continued in the path of PP. Nathaniel Cross as he proved himself faithful and show his dedicated service by moving on to become the Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Albany and later becoming the Imperial Deputy of the Desert of Georgia. The black camel visited Noble Williams in 2003. Noble Willie Wilson was the 17th Illustrious Potentate: He and his divan served the temple well during his tenure, It was during this period that the Bingo Program was started with the help of Past Potentate Robert Wilson and J.R. Williams. This activity was a large financial support for the temple. Lewis was the 18th Illustrious Potentate as was he the 12th. The only Potentate to serve two terms. During his second stint, he and his divan continued to work towards the building of the temple in membership and activities. The temple received good financial support form the selling of chicken wings, chicken lives and gizzards. Through the wisdom of Ill. Lewis, the temple was able to make its entire financial obligation during this critical period. Noble Robert Townes was the 19th Illustrious Potentate. His divan served well and continued to keep the temple functioning. Potentate Townes was a stickler for Shrinedom laws and bylaws. His guidance was crucial as the temple membership is holding steady. Noble Dean T. Phinazee was the 20th Illustrious Potentate: He served well during his tenure; at this point in the temple history, we relocated to the location of 1030 J. West Gordon Ave. Membership had declined at this time, but the leadership had not faltered. He served 12 years as the Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Albany. Noble Eural Chestang was the 21st Illustrious Potentate; he came into the office of Potentate after Dean T. Phinazee. His leadership continued the growth of the Temples membership and he served well in his position. Noble Horace Humphrey was the 22nd Illustrious Potentate; he was said to be a mild mannered man with strong values that elevated him to being a dynamic leader of the temple. The growth of the temple under his leadership soared and the finances were very stable. Also, through the bingo operation financially showed growth under his leadership. Noble Ulysses Cross was the 23rd Illustrious Potentate. He did an outstanding job as he quietly led the charge in regaining membership. Noble James Willis was the 24th Illustrious Potentate. Another quite man whose talent, as a leader was priceless. He served three years and did an outstanding job as Potentate. The black camel visited Noble Willis in 2004. Noble James Prather was the 25th Illustrious Potentate. He served two years as Potentate. He served very well until his tenure was up in December 1999. The black camel visited Noble Prather in 2002. Noble William Sellers was the 26th Illustrious Potentate. Elected in December 1999, he did a good job for two years as the leader of the temple. He was the type of leader that made every attempt to hold true to his word. He faithful served the temple and was a leader in the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundations drives and fundraisers. Laster was nominated and received his Honorary Past Potentate Degree in Detroit, Michigan in August 2001. Past Potentate Laster has been a true and faithful man of honor as he served several years as the Temple Treasurer. Noble Wildmon Bryant was elected as the 27th Illustrious Potentate in December 2001, and served until December 2002. The face of the temple began to change as the membership began to get younger as young masons entered into the Shriners. Jackson was nominated and received his Honorary Past Potentate Degree in Washington D.C in August 2002. Past Potentate John W. Jackson served faithfully during the time the temple has weekly bingo and he made personal contributions to assist the temple in troublesome times Noble Anthony C. Kelly was elected as the 28th Illustrious Potentate in December 2002. Noble Kelly was a young educated man, his leadership inspired the temple and the membership in their efforts to raise the level of expectation of the Nobility of Al Rakim Temple #142. Noble Kelly received his Past Potentate Degree at the 110th Imperial Council Session in Philadelphia, Pa. In October of 2003 at Desert Planning in Valdosta, he was elected as the Desert of Ga. Auditor. In May 2004, during Georgia Desert Conference (Gala Day), Noble Kelly was named “Illustrious Potentate Of the Year” for the Desert of Georgia, by Imperial Deputy of the Desert of Georgia, Noble James Johnson Jr., PP. of Nabbar #128. Illustrious Potentate Kelly’s motto was “Failure is not an option ~ We will succeed.” In December 2004, Illustrious Potentate Kelly elected not to accept a nomination for a 3rd term as Potentate. Instead, he was named the Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Albany effective January 01, 2005, succeeding Noble Dean T. Phinazee, PP who faithfully served as the temple’s Deputy for greater than 10 years. Noble Willie Powers was nominated and received his Honorary Past Potentate Degree at the 110th Imperial Council Session in Philadelphia, Pa. in August 2003. Past Potentate Willie Powers has been a true and faithful Noble as has served several years as the Temple Recorder. He was nominated better that 2 years prior to receiving the Honorary Degree and finally rode CLYDE to the “City of Brotherly Love” to receive his degree. Noble Cornelia Spence was nominated to receive his Honorary Past Potentate Degree at the 111th Imperial Council Session in Atlanta, Ga. in August 2004. Do to circumstances, he did not receive the degree in Atlanta, but traveled to New Orleans for the 112th Imperial Council Session, August 2005 to receive the Honorary Degree. Noble Derwin Canty was elected as the 29th Illustrious Potentate in December 2004, 2005 and December 2006. Noble Canty moved from the Assistant Rabban chair to the Potentate seat. Illustrious Potentate Canty is also an educated man and leader who have been rightfully labeled as a visionary who gets the job done. Noble Kenneth Parker was elected as the 30th Illustrious Potentate in December 2007 and served until December 2008. Illustrious Potentate Parker was a very firm Potentate as he showed great passion for teaching and understanding the Laws of the Organization. Noble Jeff Todd was elected as the 31st Illustrious Potentate in December 2008 and serve through December2009. Under his leadership, the temple established the Americus Shrine Club and growth of the temple increased. Under the leadership of Illustrious Potentate Todd, the finances of the temple also remain stable. Noble Joshua Murfree was nominated to receive his Honorary Past Potentate Degree during the 2009 Annual Session held in the Oasis of Atlanta, Desert of Georgia. Noble Michael Chappell was elected as the 32nd Illustrious Potentate in December 2009. Under his leadership the temple established the Camilla Shrine Club and membership and temple finances remained stable. Illustrious Potentate Chappell was reelected in December 2010 and is currently serving in that capacity. Noble Joe Jackson was nominated to receive his Honorary Past Potentate Degree during the 2010 Annual Session held in the Oasis of Tampa. Desert of Florida. Noble Horace Thompson was nominated to receive his Honorary Past Potentate Degree during the 2010 Annual Session held in the Oasis of Tampa. Whose next to continue these long long traditions of Noble Men of Al Rakim?

(According to information available). The temple received its charter from the Imperial Potentate Raymond E. Jackson 33° degree of the Imperial Council of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S of N & S America Inc. on the 23rd August of the year of Nineteen hundred and forty-five. At that time, the first Illustrious Potentate was Illustrious Aaron Brown, and the Chief Rabban and Assistant Rabban were Walter Poteat 33° and A.E. Martin. Other members were as follow Noble Lonnie Jackson 33° Noble John W. Whitaker 33° Noble Talmadge Glover 32° Noble L.M. Taylor 32° Noble A.C. King 32° Noble Braddy 32° Illustrious Potentate Brown, his divan and the other members of the temple started Al Rakim Temple No. 142 to grow by bringing other masons into Shrinedom. It wasn’t long before its membership had grown to be the largest temple in the Desert of Georgia. After receiving the Charter in 1945, Ill. Potentate Brown was succeeded by a lone line of Potentates and officers of their divan. The best available history of this is as follows: Noble Aaron Brown was the first Illustrious Potentate followed by: Noble Walter Poteat was the 2nd Illustrious Potentate followed by: Noble L.M. Taylor who was the 3rd Illustrious Potentate, followed by: Noble Talmadge Glover, who was the 4th Illustrious Potentate; these four Illustrious Potentate continued to help the temple grow in its membership. Noble Lonnie Jackson was the 5th Illustrious Potentate. He was made Honorary Potentate by the Imperial Council for the good works he had done in helping the temple grow by making numerous trips to the Imperial Council and maintaining a good relationship which resulted in the establishment of a direct line of communication that proved to be a tremendous asset in the successful growth of the temple. He also was named Imperial Organizer for the Imperial Council. Noble John W. Whitaker was the 6th Illustrious Potentate. He served for several years and the membership continued to grow. Noble M.J. Covington was the 7th Illustrious Potentate: Noble COvington was described as a “VERY DYNAMIC LEADER”. It was said that he did everything there was to be done in a short period of time. Noble W.M. Dobbin was the 8th Illustrious Potentate: He was a great leader and builder. He was the kind of leader that seem to draw people to Masonry and on into Shrinedom. Noble John Strong Sr. was the 9th Illustrious Potentate: Not only did he and his divan do great things for the temple, he was a very dedicated and loyal Noble until his death in December 1992. Prior to his death, he held the prestigious title of District Deputy Grand Master for the Albany Masonic District and Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Albany. Noble Nathaniel Cross was the 10th Illustrious Potentate: Noble Cross was a man of small statue but a man that carried a strong voice of wisdom and character. He was a very hard working Noble that carried over into the Nobility. It was through him and his divan’s efforts that the good works of Al Rakim Temple No. 142 spreaded into the Desert of Florida. The temple grew in prominence as a direct result of its very capable team: Then dubbed “THE BRUTAL BROTHER’S WRECKING TEAM” It is said that even to this day, this team is fondly remembered. Ill. Pot. Cross continued to prove himself faithful and show his dedicated service by moving on to become the Imperial Deputy of the Desert of Georgia. The black camel visited Noble Cross in 2001. Noble Curtis Williams was the 11th Illustrious Potentate: He continued in his predecessors’ path. Noble Williams brought the temple to number one in membership and activities in the state of Georgia. It was through his strong and enthusiastically dynamic leadership that the cooperation of our temple spread to parts of Alabama, South Carolina and other parts of Florida with the highly proficient creation team and other members from the temple. He also served as the Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Albany. In addition, PP. Curtis Williams continued in his unique style of leadership by helping to build the Masonic order from the Ground-up. He held the respected title of District Deputy of the Albany Masonic District. Because of his knowledge and the desire to teach masonry, he was affectionately known as “Mr. Mason”. Many believed the he set the standards in Masonry that all future leaders should emulate. Noble Solomon P. Lewis was the 12th Illustrious Potentate: A great man who loves everyone. Noble S.P. Lewis is known throughout the state for his work and dedication to Masonry. He served 2 years and recalls their continued work with the creation team and other members in Shrinedom Temples in Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina while maintaining a good membership in Al Rakim Temple No. 142. Noble Moses Faison was the 13th Illustrious Potentate: He was made Honorary Potentate as the Nobility reflected on the good works he had done in the temple. The black camel visited Noble Fasion in 2003. Noble Charlie Crapps was the 14th Illustrious Potentate: Also said to be good leader, whoever the temples begin to fluctuate in its membership. Yet he maintained a suitable membership for the temple to continue to function well in its activities. Noble Robert Wilson was the 15th Illustrious Potentate: Under his leadership he helps to stabilize the membership and work towards the purchasing of the Mosque on Old English Road. His unselfish dedication and service continued to be evident as the Imperial Advisor of the Desert of Georgia. The black camel visited Noble Wilson in 1998. Noble James R. Williams was the 16th Illustrious Potentate: He continued to work on the New Mosque. The renovations that were done brought the Mosque up to the operational standard. During this time, the upstairs “ Grand Ball Room” was completed. Potentate James R. Williams continued in the path of PP. Nathaniel Cross as he proved himself faithful and show his dedicated service by moving on to become the Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Albany and later becoming the Imperial Deputy of the Desert of Georgia. The black camel visited Noble Williams in 2003. Noble Willie Wilson was the 17th Illustrious Potentate: He and his divan served the temple well during his tenure, It was during this period that the Bingo Program was started with the help of Past Potentate Robert Wilson and J.R. Williams. This activity was a large financial support for the temple. Lewis was the 18th Illustrious Potentate as was he the 12th. The only Potentate to serve two terms. During his second stint, he and his divan continued to work towards the building of the temple in membership and activities. The temple received good financial support form the selling of chicken wings, chicken lives and gizzards. Through the wisdom of Ill. Lewis, the temple was able to make its entire financial obligation during this critical period. Noble Robert Townes was the 19th Illustrious Potentate. His divan served well and continued to keep the temple functioning. Potentate Townes was a stickler for Shrinedom laws and bylaws. His guidance was crucial as the temple membership is holding steady. Noble Dean T. Phinazee was the 20th Illustrious Potentate: He served well during his tenure; at this point in the temple history, we relocated to the location of 1030 J. West Gordon Ave. Membership had declined at this time, but the leadership had not faltered. He served 12 years as the Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Albany. Noble Eural Chestang was the 21st Illustrious Potentate; he came into the office of Potentate after Dean T. Phinazee. His leadership continued the growth of the Temples membership and he served well in his position. Noble Horace Humphrey was the 22nd Illustrious Potentate; he was said to be a mild mannered man with strong values that elevated him to being a dynamic leader of the temple. The growth of the temple under his leadership soared and the finances were very stable. Also, through the bingo operation financially showed growth under his leadership. Noble Ulysses Cross was the 23rd Illustrious Potentate. He did an outstanding job as he quietly led the charge in regaining membership. Noble James Willis was the 24th Illustrious Potentate. Another quite man whose talent, as a leader was priceless. He served three years and did an outstanding job as Potentate. The black camel visited Noble Willis in 2004. Noble James Prather was the 25th Illustrious Potentate. He served two years as Potentate. He served very well until his tenure was up in December 1999. The black camel visited Noble Prather in 2002. Noble William Sellers was the 26th Illustrious Potentate. Elected in December 1999, he did a good job for two years as the leader of the temple. He was the type of leader that made every attempt to hold true to his word. He faithful served the temple and was a leader in the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundations drives and fundraisers. Laster was nominated and received his Honorary Past Potentate Degree in Detroit, Michigan in August 2001. Past Potentate Laster has been a true and faithful man of honor as he served several years as the Temple Treasurer. Noble Wildmon Bryant was elected as the 27th Illustrious Potentate in December 2001, and served until December 2002. The face of the temple began to change as the membership began to get younger as young masons entered into the Shriners. Jackson was nominated and received his Honorary Past Potentate Degree in Washington D.C in August 2002. Past Potentate John W. Jackson served faithfully during the time the temple has weekly bingo and he made personal contributions to assist the temple in troublesome times Noble Anthony C. Kelly was elected as the 28th Illustrious Potentate in December 2002. Noble Kelly was a young educated man, his leadership inspired the temple and the membership in their efforts to raise the level of expectation of the Nobility of Al Rakim Temple #142. Noble Kelly received his Past Potentate Degree at the 110th Imperial Council Session in Philadelphia, Pa. In October of 2003 at Desert Planning in Valdosta, he was elected as the Desert of Ga. Auditor. In May 2004, during Georgia Desert Conference (Gala Day), Noble Kelly was named “Illustrious Potentate Of the Year” for the Desert of Georgia, by Imperial Deputy of the Desert of Georgia, Noble James Johnson Jr., PP. of Nabbar #128. Illustrious Potentate Kelly’s motto was “Failure is not an option ~ We will succeed.” In December 2004, Illustrious Potentate Kelly elected not to accept a nomination for a 3rd term as Potentate. Instead, he was named the Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Albany effective January 01, 2005, succeeding Noble Dean T. Phinazee, PP who faithfully served as the temple’s Deputy for greater than 10 years. Noble Willie Powers was nominated and received his Honorary Past Potentate Degree at the 110th Imperial Council Session in Philadelphia, Pa. in August 2003. Past Potentate Willie Powers has been a true and faithful Noble as has served several years as the Temple Recorder. He was nominated better that 2 years prior to receiving the Honorary Degree and finally rode CLYDE to the “City of Brotherly Love” to receive his degree. Noble Cornelia Spence was nominated to receive his Honorary Past Potentate Degree at the 111th Imperial Council Session in Atlanta, Ga. in August 2004. Do to circumstances, he did not receive the degree in Atlanta, but traveled to New Orleans for the 112th Imperial Council Session, August 2005 to receive the Honorary Degree. Noble Derwin Canty was elected as the 29th Illustrious Potentate in December 2004, 2005 and December 2006. Noble Canty moved from the Assistant Rabban chair to the Potentate seat. Illustrious Potentate Canty is also an educated man and leader who have been rightfully labeled as a visionary who gets the job done. Noble Kenneth Parker was elected as the 30th Illustrious Potentate in December 2007 and served until December 2008. Illustrious Potentate Parker was a very firm Potentate as he showed great passion for teaching and understanding the Laws of the Organization. Noble Jeff Todd was elected as the 31st Illustrious Potentate in December 2008 and serve through December2009. Under his leadership, the temple established the Americus Shrine Club and growth of the temple increased. Under the leadership of Illustrious Potentate Todd, the finances of the temple also remain stable. Noble Joshua Murfree was nominated to receive his Honorary Past Potentate Degree during the 2009 Annual Session held in the Oasis of Atlanta, Desert of Georgia. Noble Michael Chappell was elected as the 32nd Illustrious Potentate in December 2009. Under his leadership the temple established the Camilla Shrine Club and membership and temple finances remained stable. Illustrious Potentate Chappell was reelected in December 2010 and is currently serving in that capacity. Noble Joe Jackson was nominated to receive his Honorary Past Potentate Degree during the 2010 Annual Session held in the Oasis of Tampa. Desert of Florida. Noble Horace Thompson was nominated to receive his Honorary Past Potentate Degree during the 2010 Annual Session held in the Oasis of Tampa. Whose next to continue these long long traditions of Noble Men of Al Rakim?

Mission: THE VISION The Nobility of AL Rakim Temple #142, Oasis of Albany, Desert of Georgia shall be: A pre-eminent organization for men of quality, regardless of race, religion, or creed; consistently delivering, by symbols, allegory and example, a moral code founded on the highest standards of ethics, honesty and strength of character: A fraternal organization committed to charity, true fellowship and brotherly love under the Fatherhood of God (Allah); and An organization dedicated to gratifying, involving and educating members and their families in the community, where the Temple is a vibrant, respected and contributing part of community life. The Temple must be committed to excellence, to maintaining quality programs and the quality use of time, and to forging alliances within the community designed both to help the community and to develop the character of Noble. A man who becomes a Noble of the Mystic Shrine of Al Rakim Temple #142 can expect to find the opportunity to learn and lead; to be inspired and entertained; to be challenged and respected-, to be involved with his family, his Brothers and his community; and to be a proud member of an organization committed to making a difference. MISSION STATEMENT The Nobility of AL Rakim Temple #142, Oasis of Albany, Desert of Georgia shall: Support the leadership and goals of the Desert of Georgia, as indicated by the Imperial Deputy of the Desert of Georgia and the Imperial Council of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S of North and South America. Be a quality organization that provides its members opportunities to develop their spiritual, mental and physical character and if called upon, their leadership potential; Provide members and their families with opportunities for fellowship and friendship with other like-minded individuals; Be serviceable to the community at large by Temple participation in civic and charitable activities; and through the honest, fair and courteous actions of individual members. Secure donations to help and aid in the fight against Sickle Cell Anemia and other worthy causes that the temple partake upon through temple fundraisers and roadblocks. Be a Good and True Noble. To be a true part of the Nobility we must first learn how to be Noble. Support and trust in the leadership of the temple, “Failure is not an option, we will succeed”

Operating as usual

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12/25/2019

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Congratulations to the 2020 Divan of Al Rakim Temple #142 Oasis of Albany,  Desert of Georgia!Illustrious Potentate- Cal...
12/25/2019

Congratulations to the 2020 Divan of Al Rakim Temple #142 Oasis of Albany, Desert of Georgia!

Illustrious Potentate- Calvin Wright
Chief Rabban- Eddie Jefferson Jr.
Asst Rabban- Michael Coley
Oriental Guide- Eric Simmons
High P & P- Alfonzo D. Tyson
1st CM- Billy Taylor
2nd CM- Patrick Shelmon
Captain of Guard- James Hightower
Outer Guard- Chad Bryant
Marshall- Eric Spann
Recorder- Gene West
Treasure- Derwin Canty
Asst Recorder- Kenneth Parker
Asst Treasure- Michael Chappell

Deputy of Oasis- Anthony Kelly

12/24/2019

Temple Oasis Meeting will be in January 11th, 2020 at 8am - Golden Corral

2019 Good Life City Gala
12/24/2019

2019 Good Life City Gala

12/24/2019

Congratulations to the 2020 Divan of Al Rakim Temple #142 Oasis of Albany, Desert of Georgia!

Illustrious Potentate- Calvin Wright
Chief Rabban- Eddie Jefferson Jr.
Asst Rabban- Michael Coley
Oriental Guide- Eric Simmons
High P & P- Alfonzo D. Tyson
1st CM- Billy Taylor
2nd CM- Patrick Shelmon
Captain of Guard- James Hightower
Outer Guard- Chad Bryant
Marshall- Eric Spann
Recorder- Gene West
Treasure- Derwin Canty
Asst Recorder- Kenneth Parker
Asst Treasure- Michael Chappell

Deputy of Oasis- Anthony Kelly

Al Rakim Temple #142 Bicycle Giveaway
12/24/2019

Al Rakim Temple #142 Bicycle Giveaway

Americus Shrine Club Bicycle Giveaway 2019
12/24/2019

Americus Shrine Club Bicycle Giveaway 2019

Photos from Al Rakim Temple #142 - Oasis of Albany, Desert of GA's post
09/29/2018

Photos from Al Rakim Temple #142 - Oasis of Albany, Desert of GA's post

Hanging with Mr. Todd
08/24/2018

Hanging with Mr. Todd

Al Rakim and our friends
06/05/2018

Al Rakim and our friends

Family
06/05/2018

Family

Al Rakim #142
06/05/2018

Al Rakim #142

04/29/2018
04/03/2018
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04/03/2018

Al Rakim Temple #142 - Oasis of Albany, Desert of GA's cover photo

01/05/2018

Oasis Mtg on Saturday, Jan 6 @0830...Golden Corral

11/14/2017

Nobles and Daughters in the Oasis of Albany, time change on Oasis Meeting on Tuesday from 630p to 7pm due to Temple Diavan Mtg. Please pass the word on to the Nobles and Daughters...

Jubilee Day 2017 Al Rakim/Al Faruk/Ossipe. Great job Al Rakim on hosting this year.
06/04/2017

Jubilee Day 2017 Al Rakim/Al Faruk/Ossipe. Great job Al Rakim on hosting this year.

05/01/2017

Oasis of Albany Mtg Tues at 6pm....Finalize Gala Weekend

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03/03/2017

Al Rakim Temple #142 - Oasis of Albany, Desert of GA's cover photo

The mighty Ahmed Tempe #37 from the Oasis of Tallahassee Desert of Florida delivered some goods today for tornado victim...
02/01/2017

The mighty Ahmed Tempe #37 from the Oasis of Tallahassee Desert of Florida delivered some goods today for tornado victims in Albany, Georgia.

Good friends!!!!!
07/10/2016

Good friends!!!!!

Take heed........
07/04/2016

Take heed........

Throwback!!!!!!!
06/26/2016

Throwback!!!!!!!

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03/01/2016

Al Rakim Temple #142 - Oasis of Albany, Desert of GA's cover photo

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12/21/2015

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12/07/2015
Michael

Michael

One of the many highlights from the Potentates Ball
(All video filmed, shot and edited by Antone Harrison)

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12/04/2015

Al Rakim Temple #142 - Oasis of Albany, Desert of GA's cover photo

Al Rakim Temple #142 - Oasis of Albany, Desert of GA's cover photo
11/05/2015

Al Rakim Temple #142 - Oasis of Albany, Desert of GA's cover photo

Al Rakim Temple #142 - Oasis of Albany, Desert of GA's cover photo
10/01/2015

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Untitled Album
09/10/2015

Untitled Album

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07/12/2015

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The Oasis of Albany, Desert of Georgia  AL  Rakim  Temple 142,  AL Rakim Court 31. Gala Weekend  May 2015
05/02/2015

The Oasis of Albany, Desert of Georgia AL Rakim Temple 142, AL Rakim Court 31. Gala Weekend May 2015

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The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine has a long and colorful history. The order was established as an Imperial Council of Prince Hall Shriners on June 3, 1893, in Chicago, Illinois, by 13 Prince Hall Masons under the leadership of John George Jones. They met in the Apollo Hall on State Street where Palestine Temple was organized. On June l0, 1893, Jones and his associates organized the Imperial Grand Council of Prince Hall Shriners. Jones, who was an attorney, immediately went about organizing Prince Hall Shrine Temples in Los Angeles, California, Washington D.C., Jacksonville, Florida, Indianapolis, Indiana, Baltimore, Maryland, Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, New York City, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Providence, Rhode Island, Alexandria and Richmond, Virginia. In September of 1889, Isaac L.W. Holland, the Illustrious Potentate of Pyramid Temple in Philadelphia, sent out a call to members of Prince Hall Shrine Temples within the nation to meet with him for the purpose of reorganizing the Imperial Grand Council. On December 12, 1900, a meeting was held in Philadelphia with officers and members attending from Temples in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and from Alexandria, Virginia . At this meeting the Imperial Council was reorganized and the order adopted a new name: Imperial Council of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its Jurisdiction, Incorporated. The first annual session of the newly organized Imperial Council was held on September 25, 1901, in Newark, New Jersey, it was here that a Constitution was formally adopted, establishing the fraternity as it is today, and designating the Imperial Council as a charitable, benevolent, fraternal. and social organization, dedicated to the welfare and extension of Prince Hall Freemasonry, and decreeing that membership in the order be confined to regular freemasons who were members of lodges descended from African Lodge #459 (African Lodge #459 established on September 29, 1784, was formally African Lodge #l formed on July 3, 1776; Massachusetts).The Worldwide Fraternal Shrine Family has a membership of approximately 35,000 Nobles in some 227 Shrine Temples and 200 Courts its women's auxiliary, the Daughters of Isis, throughout the Continental United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Guam, Thailand, Panama, and the Bahamas. The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine is primarily a benevolent, charitable and fraternal organization. Its membership is dedicated to the principle of fostering civic, economic and educational development programs throughout the world.

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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(229) 869-0279

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We are honored to remember the many brave men and women who have given their lives throughout the history of our great nation – those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us from harm. We salute all those now serving and we raise these prayers for their safety and blessing. Have A Safe and Blessed Memorial Weekend, MUCH LOVE TEAM NELOMS
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Is there a way that this could be posted. It is a Blood Drive on the 26th of May. We are Psi Delta Tau Inc., a military Fraternity made up of active duty service members and veteran from all 5 branches of the military. We support Veterans with our 5 initiatives and this event is one of those. Any and everyone is invited to come out and give the gift of life. Thanks
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