Noble Jerry Mayo of Azan Shriners in Melbourne, Florida, is the recipient of the Shriner Spotlight Award for fall 2016. The award program honors outstanding nobles who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to both the fraternity and its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
Devoted to his temple since day one
Throughout the past 20 years, Noble Mayo has exhibited exceptional dedication to the fraternity, positively influencing Azan Shriners since he became a member.
“Noble Mayo became a Shriner on November 15, 1996, and immediately began to make a difference at the temple,” said Illustrious Sir George Goddard, Potentate of Azan Shriners. “Noticing a need for an active Parade Marshal and Colonel of Units, he volunteered and hasn’t looked back.”
A true leader, Noble Mayo was actively involved in planning, coordinating and facilitating many of Azan Shriners’ activities and events right from the start. Among his countless contributions to the temple, Noble Mayo worked with all the clubs and units, keeping them organized during all Shrine and civic parades throughout the year, and is currently serving as Illustrious Sir Goddard’s Executive Aide.
In that capacity, he checks supplies and keeps soda, popcorn and coffee machines in good operating condition. He has been personally responsible for operating the temple kitchen during all Train Shows, Gourd Shows, Bird Shows and SPCA events, and at the same time, serving as Lounge Manager for these events, in addition to organizing work and clean-up crews.
Noble Mayo has also taken on the additional responsibility of building maintenance. He oversees the daily tasks of ensuring all the equipment is in excellent operating condition, the restrooms are cleaned daily, and the kitchen is cleaned and maintained per local city and state health codes. This duty is not limited to the men’s clubs and units; he also helps all the ladies’ units and clubs that meet inside the temple.
Each year, the temple’s annual trip to the East-West Shrine Game® is a huge success due to his planning and supervision, which involves coordinating the necessary supporting tasks with all clubs and units, as well as the ladies’ organizations.
During the past 10 years, Noble Mayo’s efforts have been a major factor in the successful planning and execution of all the temple’s Ceremonials, ensuring all the candidates were well-briefed and kept informed throughout the process.
Supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children
Noble Mayo is also extremely dedicated to the philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children. He ensures the patient transportation vans are in good order so that patients are transported to and from the hospital in a safe and secure manner. He also created a program to collect mobility equipment to donate to the Tampa Shriners Hospital and consistently promotes the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children throughout Florida and Georgia.
In addition, Noble Mayo plans and facilitates the temple’s annual Children’s Christmas Party. “Without his dedication,” said Illustrious Sir Goddard, “these events for our children wouldn’t have been so successful and so rewarding for ‘our’ kids.”
For a period of several months, Noble Mayo was responsible for the display and upkeep of the Imperial Shrine Display Trailer, during which time he made several repairs and improvements to ensure its availability to the general public.
“Noble Mayo constantly displays his leadership and dedication to all temple activities, including hospital fundraisers, and works tirelessly, surpassing everyone’s expectations,” said Illustrious Sir Goddard. “He is the temple ’Go-To-Guy’ when anything needs to get done. Noble Mayo is a Shriner’s Shriner and reflects tremendous credit on Shriners International. He is most deserving of being recognized by the Shriner Spotlight Award.”
Congratulations to Noble Mayo for his achievements and for being chosen for the fall 2016 Shriner Spotlight Award.
How to nominate
To submit a nomination for the quarterly award, please send the name of who you are nominating and why, along with a photo of the noble (wearing a fez), to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Recipients may not be a member of their temple’s Divan, and must be actively involved in promoting membership.