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William C. Wedley, veteran and educator elected as 61st Illustrious Potentate

March 21, 2014 in Lifestyle, Local News, News, Top Stories

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN

Journal Staff Writer

Serving with Integrity, the theme for the 61st annual Potentate Ball held on Saturday, March 15, reflects the past, as well as the office, just inherited by newly elected Illustrious Potentate of Mecca Temple 43, William C. Wedley.

The former active duty United States Air Force officer, and current Executive Officer of theUniversityofToledo’s Army ROTC Battalion, was introduced to the general public at the Premier Banquet Hall, located at4480 Heatherdowns Blvd…

llustrious Potentate Mike Stanton honored at Mecca Temple No. 43 Potentate Ball

March 22, 2013 in Lifestyle, News, Top Stories

Two high school students receive $1,000 scholarships during banquet

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN
Journal Staff Writer

Mecca Temple No. 43 held its 60th annual Potentate Ball on Saturday, March 16, at the Premier Banquet Hall, 4480 Heatherdowns.
The event honored its current leader, Illustrious Potentate Mike Stanton. In addition, two high school seniors received scholarships.
Greg Hopkins, a past potentate as well as past imperial potentate, was master of ceremony….

Mecca Temple No. 43 takes high honors with mini car unit

February 12, 2013 in News, Top Stories

Special to The Journal

Mecca Temple No. 43 mini car unit was started by Wilber Thomason, imperial deputy of motorized units for Imperial Council in 1991.

This motorized unit over the years has participated in numerous parades and won several awards, which consist of many first place trophies.

In August 2012, during Imperial Session in New Orleans, this well-organized unit collectively and….