Illustrious Sir Robert D. Sheets Sr., P.P. of Hadi Shriners in Evansville, Ind., has been named Shriner of the Month for October 2015. The award program was developed by the leadership of Shriners International to honor outstanding nobles who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to both the fraternity and its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children.
A Longtime Shriner
A member of Hadi Shriners for 52 years, Illustrious Sir Robert D.
Sheets Sr. became a member of the fraternity in 1963. He served as a clown in his temple’s Funsters Unit for 19 years, and as the unit’s president in 1973. Illustrious Sir Sheets was elected to Hadi Shriners’ Divan in 1982, and served as Potentate in1990. He also served as Chaplain for 23 years, and currently holds the title of Chaplain Emeritus, after having open heart surgery and a stroke.
Deeply Dedicated to Shriners International and Masonry
Illustrious Sir Sheets is an exceptionally loyal and committed Mason and Shriner, and has signed more than 50 new members for his Masonic Lodge and Hadi Shriners, greatly benefiting our membership development efforts. He is a Past Master of Lessing Lodge #464 in Evansville, and received the Grand Master’s Award with high distinction. He has also been a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Evansville for more than 45 years.
Illustrious Sir Sheets’ son, the Rev. Bobby Sheets, is also a Hadi Shriner, which makes them part of a Shriners Legacy, a recognition given to families who preserve the fraternal tradition through multiple generations. A devoted family man who consistently demonstrates Shriners’ values in his daily life, Illustrious Sir Sheets and his Lady Shirley have been married for an incredible 61 years.
Congratulations to Illustrious Sir Sheets for his achievements and for being chosen as Shriner of the Month.