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Great Lakes Shrine Association - Melham Award Honoree
The Past Imperial Potentate Thomas W. Melham
Award Honoree for 2015-2016 is awarded to:
Illustrious Sir Doug Sorrell, Past Potentate 2000
Antioch Shrine Temple - Dayton, Ohio
Biography of Illustrious Sir Doug Sorrell PP Antioch Shriners
Married his Lady Diana (Nick) in December of 1988.
Proudly blended family of daughter, Heather Craft and her husband Michael Craft.
Proud Father of son, J.D. (Justin Douglas).
Proud Grandfather of Zachary and Ashley Hoke.
Retired Horse Show Judge for Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky 4-H, all divisions, formerly nationally accredited with PtHA , IBHA and POA.
Member of POA Hall of Fame (2005)
Began his Masonic Journey in the Fall of 1972.
Joined the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Dayton, in April of 1973.
Joined Antioch Shrine in Dayton, Ohio, in April of 1973.
Joined Antioch Shrine's Mounted Patrol Unit in April of 1973.
Became Unit President in 1976.
Served as Unit Director from 1982-1987.
Joined the Royal Order of Jesters - Dayton Court #10 in 1983.
Joined the York Rite Bodies in 1987.
Member of the Royal Order of Scotland.
Member of the Legion of Honor - Ohio DeMolay.
Served as President of the GLSA Horse Patrols from 1988-1989.
Became International Shrine Horse Patrol Officer line in 1990 and served as President for 1995-96.
Elected to the Antioch Shrine Divan in 1996.
Elected Potentate of Antioch Shrine in 2000.

Served on the Board of Governors, Shriners Burns Hospital, Cincinnati from 1998-2006 and is also the Emeritus Treasurer.


Founded Legends Posse concept for Antioch Shrine's Mounted Patrol - 2006-2007.


Elected to the GLSA Officer line in 2009.


Elected as President of the GLSA for 2013.



Illustrious Sir Harry Sterling - 2013-2014

Illustrious Sir Kurt R. Grosse - 2014-2015
Illustrious Sir Doug Sorrell - 2015-2016 Illustrious Sir Larry Chapel - 2017-2018
Imperial Sir John Cinotto - 2017-2018  
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