I.S. Ron Gamble, Potentate 2017
I.S. Ron Gamble
I am honored and humbled to serve as Al Kader’s Potentate in 2017. It is with sincere thanks to the Nobles for your confidence
in me and with the outstanding members that are serving as Divan members we are going to have an exciting 2017.
It is with a heavy heart that Lady Gail will not be part of this wonderful experience, but we know she is watching over. She so
loved our Shrine family. We will honor her with her pin and project of continuing the iPads to the Children at our Portland
Hospital. She wanted to dedicate to all the Ladies by being “Hummingbird Angels.” She always said that the Ladies were as busy
as hummingbirds, and all were angels.
A special thank you to the Installing Team, IS Dan Moyer, IS Bud James and Ron Eggers. The event planning and hard work from
Executive Aide Ralph and Janelle Jubb, Debbie Ego, and Chief Aide Frank and Phillis Brewington, with all the 2017 Aide Staff. Of
course a very special thank you to Lady Doris Johnson for being the voice for all the Ladies. It is with great honor to be Fezed by
Lady Connie Doherty and to wear IS Bill Doherty’s Potentates Fez.
Al Kader has the honor to host Winter PNSA in February. This is a business meeting with all the elected officers of the 17 Shrine
Centers in the Pacific Northwest. To host Winter PNSA is a big task and we will need many of our Nobles and Ladies to help with
this event. We will have some Imperial Officers attending Winter PNSA and we have a great opportunity to make a fun and lasting
impression of Al Kader to all the delegates.
The turnout for the Chief Rabban Night was just amazing and everyone had such a great time. We are looking forward to these type
of fun events and mark your calendar for March 4, 2017 for a fun packed party.
In a closing note, I would like to express how important our Clubs and Units are to the success of Al Kader Shrine. This is the
backbone of what we do and why we do it. I am committed along with the Divan members to provide our support to Al Kader Clubs and Units.
I.S. Ron Gamble, Potentate 2017
Ron was born in Alhambra California in 1945. He graduated from Mark Keppel
High School in 1962 and after one year of College he joined the US Army. He
completed College with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and a Masters
Degree in Organizational Management.
Ron married his wife Gail in 1966 and they have two sons Robert and Rick both members of Al
Kader Shriners. Ron met Gail in 1961 when he was a DeMolay and she was a Jobs Daughter. They
lived in Southern California until then moving to Grants Pass Oregon in 1977 and then to Canby
Oregon in 1987.
Ron has a background in construction and real estate for the past forty years. In 1987 he
joined the financial industry as a Project Manager and after joining Bank of America was
promoted to Vice President of Corporate Real Estate. He managed bank owned and leased
facilities as well as construction management. He was transferred to Las Vegas to
oversee projects throughout the Southwest. He later was made Western Regional Project
Director of Bank owned properties. His responsibilities included personnel,
construction, real estate development and budget management.
Ron became a member of DeMolay in 1959 and is a Past Master Councilor, a Chevalier and
Legion of Honor. While in the US Army stationed in Germany Ron became the first
Jurisdictional Master Councilor of Germany in 1965.
Ron was raised a Master Mason in Arcadia Lodge in California in 1967 and served
as Master in 1977. Holding duel membership with Chamopeg Lodge in Canby Oregon
and served as Master in 1990 and serving the Grand Lodge as District Deputy. Ron
is a York Rite Mason and Scottish Rite Mason and joined Hilliah Shriners in 1980 and
transferred to Al Kader Shriners in 1993 Ron served on the Al Kader finance committee
in 1994 and appointed to the Divan in 1996 and back on the Divan in 2012. He was a
member of the Drum Corp and now a member of the Oriental Band, a member of the Legion
of Honor, and a charter member of the “Q”. Ron is also a volunteer tour guide at the
Portland Shriners Hospital for Children.