Chafin named Potentate for Beni Kedem Shrine

Williamson attorney and former WV State Senator H. Truman Chafin is the new Potentate for the Beni Kedem Shrine Club located in Charleston. With his wife and law partner Latiita (Tish), as well as fellow Tug Valley Shrine Club members and other friends in attendance, Chafin was sworn in Monday, Jan 21, at the Coal House in Williamson by previous Potentate and former Williamson Mayor Sam Kapourales. Chafin will assume the duties of Potentate for 2021. Although the new Potentate typically takes the oath of office in Charleston, Chafin wanted the ceremony held in his hometown in the presence of his friends and fellow local Shrine members.