Tangier Shriners
Proudly Present Our
2023 Elected Divan

Paul Gonzales and Lady Dawn

Potentate Paul Gonzales became a Mason in January 2004 and joined Tangier Shrine later that year.  He is a member of Covert Lodge #11. He is a member of Shrine Bowl Unit and was Commander in 2011 and 2012. Paul continues to be active in the activities of the Shrine Bowl Unit. Paul also belongs to the Boone & Crockett club and Mo-Ri Club. Paul served as a Tangier representative to the Shrine Bowl of Nebraska Inc. executive committee for five years and served as president in 2019. Paul helped organize the Tangier Shrine Hospital Benefits Days and served on the Appointed Divan as Marshal in 2018. He believes Shriners should take every opportunity to have fun and show compassion and thoughtfulness to our Shrine Family and others, and champion the “Best Care Anywhere” of our Shriners Children’s philanthropy.

Chief Rabban
Brian K. Deming and Lady Erin

Chief Rabban Bryan Deming became a Mason in October 2004, came to the Shrine in March 2005, and entered into the Scottish Rite in April 2005. He is one of the founding members of the Tangier Pirates, holding multiple offices within the club. Bryan was master of Springfield Lodge #112 in 2012 and director of the Tangier Clowns in 2013. He is also a member of the Boone and Crockett Club, Hillbillies, and the Ritual Divan. Bryan served as one of the many chief aides of Tangier for several years before being elected and serving as a trustee from 2016 through 2019. Being a father to three children, and thankful for the health and condition of all three, “Fun with a Purpose” sounded really good. Having an opportunity to be even a small part of helping children who may be facing certain challenges was what brought Bryan to the Shrine, and eventually the Shrine Clowns.

Assistant Rabban
Paul Bohannon

Assistant Rabban Paul Bohannon became a Mason in March of 2004.  Later that year, he became a life member of Tangier Shrine and the Scottish Rite.  Paul was Master of Miloma Lodge #328 in 2008.  Paul is the  past president of the Tangier Corvette Club and served as marshal for Tangier in 2020.  Paul is a member of Boone and Crockett, Hillbillies, Vintage Iron, Wise Ashes, Pirates, and Mo Ri.  Paul has worked with the local organization of Spina Bifida of Nebraska for over 30 years.  He also has worked with other service organizations over the past 40 years.  Paul  joined the Shrine to continue his support of children with disabilities as well as to further his relationship with friends with similar interests.

High Priest & Prophet
Randy Behounek and Lady Lynn

High Priest & Prophet Randy Behounek has been a Mason since the Spring of 1999.  He is a member of Covert Lodge No 11, a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Omaha since 1999, and York Rite Knights Templar in 2000.  Behounek joined Tangier Shrine in 1999 and is a lifetime member.  He joined the Director's Staff in 1999 and has served as secretary and recently the Director for the last four years.  Behounek was the Membership Samsar for four years, where he focused on recruiting and retaining Nobles and served as the Publicity Chairman for a term.  Behounek set up the first Tangier web page in 2000 and managed the Tangier Facebook page for several years.  He is on the Board of Directors for the Omaha Home for Boys and has served as the Vice-Chair.  Behounek is a third-generation Shriner who wants to carry on the traditions of his great-grandfather and grandfather by supporting families with children in need by providing them with the best medical care for hope and healing.

Oriental Guide
Terry J. Nelson and Lady Sheryl

Ralph V. Joos Jr., P.P.

Ralph Joos, Jr. became a Mason in April 1962, and joined Tangier Shrine that December.  He currently serves as Treasurer of the Tangier Shrine and is a member of Bee Hive Lodge #184.  Ralph has achieved the 33rd degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Freemasonry.  At Tangier, Ralph is a member of the Racers, Boone & Crockett, Provost Guard, Corvette Club, Motor A, Cabiri, Mo-Ri, Vintage Iron, Arab Patrol, Pirates, Fremont Shrine Club, and Hillbillies.  He is a Past Potentate and has served as president of the Racers and vice president of Boone & Crockett.  He has been a member of the Tangier Divan for more than 10 years.  After more than 55 years at Tangier, Ralph still derives great satisfaction and enjoyment from being a Shriner.

James R. Huebner and Lady Angie

James Huebner became a Mason in November 1998, joined the Scottish Rite in November 1998, and joined Tangier Shrine in December 1998. He is a member of Covert Lodge #11, where he will be Jr. Warden in 2023. James joined York Rite in September 2020. At Tangier Shrine, he belongs to the Arab Patrol Unit (President, 2001), Boone & Crockett Club (President, 2012), Mobile Nobles Unit (President, 2022), MoRi Unit, and Legion of Honor. James is also a proud member of the Road Runner’s unit and was the Patient Van Coordinator for Tangier from May 2020 through December 2022. James is a member (along with wife Angie) of Trinity Chapter of Eastern Star since 2022. Angie is a member of Satra Temple of Daughters of the Nile and has twice served as the Queen of Satra Temple. James and Angie consider Tangier Shrine as a second home and are dedicated to the philanthropy of supporting our Shriner patients and their families in receiving care from Shriner’s Children locations.

Tangier Shriners Appointed Divan 2023
First Ceremonial Master
Freddie L. Clopton Jr.

Second Ceremonial Master
Jeremy M. Martin

Brian Jones

Jim Schmidt

Captain of the Guard
Tom Mullally

Outer Guard
Jake Lozano

Tyler Z. Goodman

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