The Grand Krewe of Sphinx

Who We Are

The secret society of Sphinx was certified as a Grand Krewe of Cotton Carnival in 1945.  As the Krewe evolved so did the mission.  Now members support Carnival Memphis’s selected children’s charities and promotion of business and industry in Memphis.

The Grand Krewe of Sphinx is made up of a diverse group of individuals who have come together to support the Mid-South and have fun.  In addition to the philanthropic works, members never lose sight that one of the goals is always fun.  Whether meeting for happy hour, or participating in various events sponsored by other Grand Krewes, members enjoy socializing among themselves, with members from other krewes, and anyone who is along for the ride.

What We Do

As a Krewe, and individually, we support other Grand Krewes by attending Presentations of Royalty, Krewe fundraisers and Krewes For Kids, the main fundraiser for Carnival Memphis.  In addition to attending monthly meetings, Sphinx members meet for brunch, happy hour, music concerts and sporting events.  We spiritedly give our best effort whether singing karaoke, performing skits, or just hanging out.

2018 Royalty Annouced

On October 7th, 2017 the The Grand Krewe of Sphinx announced its Royal Court:

Sam Zalowitz

Leslie Darr

Grand Duchess:
Kim Flynn

Kathleen LaFlore
Carmen Vincent
Susan Beaird
Phyllis Cline
Sarah Davies Bettendorf

Buddy Finley

Queen’s Guards:
Will Taylor
Drayton Mayers