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.