Past Potentates

Medinah Shrine Living Past Potentates

1977
Charles M. Larson

1986
Burt A. Polk
Helen

1987
Gene W. Strutz
Eddie

1988
Richard H. Tracy
Nadyne

1989
Roger W. Schoner
June

1990
Robert E. Peterson
Lorraine

1993
Donald B. Engleson

1994
William H. Bock
Pat

1995
R. Steve Sandeman
Susan

1996
James B. Stoner
Judy

1998
Roger A. Kuipers
Eloise

1999
Clifford C. Chapman
Audrey

2000
Robert O. Kuehn
Natalie

2001
Stewart B. Smith

2002
Melvin A. Hankins
Barbara

2004
John “Jack” Zimmerman

2006
Robert A. Alley
Janet

2007
Wilbur Schenk
Judy

2008
Kenny Frank
Arlene

2009
Ronald R. Stephen
Carol

2010
Jerry L. Wilson
Pat Biedar

2011
Paul D. Barber
Peggy

2012
Steven A. Schenk

2013
Donald R. Marquardt
Sherrill

2014
Frederick J. Martin
Jeannie

2016
Craig C. Stimpert
Paula

2017
Lance M.Evans
Debbie

Past Potentates

Once I was the Great I Am,
to whom all lesser lights salaam,
respected, honored and obeyed,
an impressive sight when on parade.

My word was law none dare gainsay,
my slightest wish, supreme my sway,
I was a man of high estate –
THE ILLUSTRIOUS POTENTATE.

Time marches on, another day
another Pote holds magic sway.

There was a time – the Noble mob
could see no future in the job.

But now The Cabiri, tried and true
Past Potentate all, not raw nor new,
united for service to Temple and Shrine
that the lights of Mecca may ever shine.