Kena Shrine Aide Corps Unit

Assists the Potentate with visiting dignitaries and other VIP guests at Kena events. Kena Aide Corps governing officers are: Chief Aide, Deputy Chief Aide and Secretary/Treasurer. The unit meets 2-3 times each year at the call of the Chief Aide usually prior to a major Kena event. The meetings are held in the Aide Corps room located on the first floor of Kena Temple. Aide Corps members enjoy several functions a year with their ladies and the widows of deceased Aide Corps members. These functions are usually a lunch or dinner at a very nice restaurant and perhaps a picnic or after parade party at a member’s home or a potluck dinner during the Holiday season. The Aide Corps participates in parades including MASA (Mid Atlantic Shrine Association) with members riding in a vehicle, sometimes a convertible.

Point of Contact

Donald E. Smith, P.P., Chief Aide

7416 Golden Horseshoe Ct.

Springfield, VA 22153

Home Phone: 703-866-2475

iamdonsmith@me.com

Aide Shrine Corp History

On September 15, 1961 the Kena Aide Corp was officially established by Illustrious Lyman M. Kelly, Potentate of Kena Temple. Noble Robert W. Hannemann was appointed by the Potentate as its Director and was tasked to organize the Aide Corp.

Illustrious Kelley in establishing the Aide Corp stated that the duties of the Potentate are varied and time consuming. It was his desires that members of Kena would assist the Potentate as he may direct , in the performance of these duties and in upholding the dignity and respectability of Kena. Therefore the purpose was as it remains today to serve the Shrine in general and the Potentate of Kena in particular. From its start in 1961 with twelve (12) members it has seen growth in membership and has for the last forty plus years, served Kena and the Potentate honorable and with dignity.

Over the years the Aide Corp has served each Potentate in all duties that he has assigned them. Over the years these duties have primarily included taking care of Kena visitors from other temples. Over the years this service has brought numerous favorable comments for the visitors concerning the high level of friendship and brother love they have been afforded during their visits to Kena. The Aide Corp continues to serve the Potentate and the Nobility to assure our visitors are made welcome and receive the treatment they so rightly deserve when they take the time to visit Kena to participate in the Potentate’s Ball and the Kena Ceremonials.