2015 Thomas W. Melham Humanitarian Award Recipient

Illustrious Sir Doug Sorrell, Past Potentate 2000

Antioch Shrine Temple - Dayton, Ohio

• 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.