Tangier Shriners
Proudly Present Our
2022 Elected Divan







Potentate

William E. German and Lady Colleen

Potentate William (“Bill”) German became a Mason in August 1977 and joined Tangier two months later.  He is a member of Covert Lodge #11 and Scottish Rite.  At Tangier, Bill is a member of Vintage Iron, Arab Patrol, Mo-Ri, Provost Guard, and the Spirits of the Shrine Club.  He was a Tangier Trustee and past president of Tangier’s Vintage Iron club.  Bill joined Tangier to give back to the community, to meet people, and to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children.








Chief Rabban

Paul Gonzales and Lady Dawn


Chief Rabban 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 is still very active in the Shrine Bowl Unit, and he also belongs to the Boone & Crockett club.  He is very active with Shrine Bowl of Nebraska Inc., where he is presently serving as president.  Paul helped with Tangier Shrine Hospital Benefits Days and served as Marshal in 2018.  He was also active in Demolay from 1984 through 1988 and cites this as one of his reasons for becoming a Shriner.  He believes giving back to children is very important.










Assistant Rabban

Bryan K. Deming and Lady Erin


Assistant 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 small 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.





High Priest & Prophet

Paul Bohannon

High Priest & Prophet 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.






Oriental Guide

Randy Behounek and Lady Lynn

Oriental Guide 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 that 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.




Treasurer

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.





Tangier Shriners Appointed Divan 2021
First Ceremonial Master
Freddie L. Clopton Jr.

Second Ceremonial Master
Jeremy M. Martin

Director
Randy J. Behounek

Marshal
Mike Foreman

Captain of the Guard
Andy L. Freeman

Outer Guard
Brooks Call

Samsar
Tyler Z. Goodman


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