Charles Recard Installed As Potentate Of Ali Ghan Shriners
Charles “Mark” Recard was recently installed as Potentate of Ali Ghan Shriners in Cumberland, Md., for 2011. Ali Ghan Shrine Center is one of 193 Shrine centers worldwide and is a member of Shriners International. Ali Ghan Shriners actively support the “World’s Greatest Philantropy,” Shriners Hospitals for Children, with 22 hospitals located in the United States and Mexico, which provide orthopedic, burn injury and cleft palate care for children at no cost to the children’s parents.
Recard is the 85th Potentate of Ali Ghan. He is a native of Waynesboro, and in 1978 joined Acacia Lodge #586 F&AM in Waynesboro. He served as Master of the Lodge in 1986. He is a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Harrisburg, a past presiding officer in that organization and this year has been nominated to be coroneted a 33rd degree mason in Chicago, Ill.
Recard and his wife, the forme Nancy Shetron of Zullinger, Pa., own and operate an engineering consulting business in Needmore. they have a daughter, Leslie, and a granddaughter, Ember, who reside in Dundalk, Md.
Recard’s theme for the 2011 Shrine year is “Kids Are Number One!”