May, 2009 - Mocha Shriners

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VOL. 32 NO. 2 LONDON, ONTARIO MAY <strong>2009</strong><br />

Make <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Shine in ’09<br />

Sign your Name<br />

on the Line<br />

Recommended and Vouched<br />

for on the Honour of Noble<br />

NOBLE<br />

Signature<br />

Print Name City<br />

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Official Publication of <strong>Mocha</strong> Temple<br />

www.mochashriners.org<br />

Published 4 times a year<br />

Statement of Purpose: To allow members to share<br />

items of interest while promoting our commitment<br />

to children and the interests of <strong>Mocha</strong> Centre.<br />

Editor: Dennis Cook, 519-842-3064<br />

Editor Emeritus: Gerry Stephenson<br />

Public Relations: Richard Jones, 519-433-6991<br />

Office: Sharron Miller, Susan Rock<br />

and Jody Axford<br />

468 Colborne St. London, ON N6B 2T3<br />

Phone: 519-672-1391<br />

mochashriners@rogers.com<br />

Fax: 672-7723 Lounge: 672-2043<br />

ELECTED DIVAN <strong>2009</strong> <br />

Potentate: Kevin M. Wilson<br />

102-8888 Riverside Dr. E.,<br />

Windsor, ON N8S 1H2<br />

Home: 519-948-9851<br />

kbarbson@cogeco.ca<br />

Chief Rabban: Barry Snider<br />

500 Bluestream Rd., Waterloo, ON N2K 3B1<br />

Home: 519-885-2076<br />

barry.snider@sympatico.ca<br />

Assistant Rabban: Jack Cumming<br />

RR#2, Dobbington, ON N0H 1L0<br />

Home: 519-353-5556<br />

hjcumming@brucetelecom.com<br />

High Priest & Prophet: Dave Fickling<br />

14 Wadsworth St., London, ON N5V 2R2<br />

Home: 519-451-6724<br />

ficks@rogers.com<br />

Oriental Guide: Robert Parker<br />

225 Ensign Cres., London, ON N6J 4T9<br />

Home: 519-680-0032<br />

parkerrob@rogers.com<br />

Treasurer: Dave Fahrner, PP<br />

149 Normandy Gardens, London, ON N6H 4B3<br />

Home: 519-641-4998<br />

fahrner@sympatico.ca<br />

Recorder: Jeff Brown<br />

216 Seldon St., Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0<br />

Home: 519-285-2042<br />

2.browns@rogers.com<br />


Chaplain: Rev. Canon Michael Farr<br />

519-396-8284<br />

First Ceremonial Master: Gary <strong>May</strong>cock<br />

519-353-4808<br />

Second Ceremonial Master: Jim Thomsen<br />

519-495-1882<br />

Marshall: Craig Kealey 519-389-4187<br />

Parade Marshall: Darrin Wettlaufer<br />

519-690-1128<br />

Captain of the Guard: Earl Rudd<br />

519-438-3693<br />

Provost Marshall: Larry Pickard 519-637-7542<br />

Outer Guard: Bill Baxter 519-348-8000<br />

Chief Aide: Norm Camp 519-858-3500<br />

Director’s Staff: Doug McConnell<br />

519-652-5147<br />

Membership Chairman: Dwight Coughlan<br />

519-666-3672<br />

Property - Inside: Bent Andersen 519-672-7408<br />

Property - Outside: Jim McFadden<br />

As I write this article<br />

I had hoped that winter<br />

was behind us<br />

and the warmer<br />

spring weather was<br />

finally here, alas we<br />

just had a light dusting<br />

of snow<br />

overnight. In these<br />

uncertain times, I<br />

wonder what <strong>2009</strong><br />

has in store for <strong>Mocha</strong>; I can only guess what<br />

was going through the minds of Past<br />

Potentates that also had to deal with recessions<br />

over the years. Where they concerned<br />

over the drop in membership, or did financial<br />

woes take up much of the time? I feel certain<br />

that the same things our Past Potentates had<br />

to face then are the same things that give us<br />

worry today. Our history has taught us that<br />

when there are downturns in the economy;<br />

people tend to move away from unproductive<br />

pursuits and swing back to core values and<br />

concentrate on the things that really matter.<br />

We all know that there are no greater issues<br />

than our families and the great accomplishments<br />

we make as <strong>Shriners</strong> working for the<br />

World's Greatest Philanthropy- our Shrine<br />

Hospitals for Children. And nothing matters<br />

more than healing our children!<br />

I have forgotten what it is like to have an<br />

almost fulltime job again. I am in the office<br />

several days a week and the business of running<br />

this Centre has kept me hopping. So far<br />

in the first part of this year the Divan has<br />

been busy with Club and Unit Installations<br />

and official visits, congratulations to the new<br />

Club and Unit officers, a busy year is ahead<br />

of us and together we can do anything we set<br />

our minds to. We had our first Stated Meeting<br />

in March which went smoothly.<br />

On March 15, <strong>2009</strong> Lady Barb and I, along<br />

with many of the Nobility attended the<br />

Daughters of the Nile installation of Queen<br />

Frances Hustler and her officers of Omar<br />

Temple No. 111. I would like to take this<br />

opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you for<br />

the reception and hospitality shown to Lady<br />

Barb and myself. On behalf of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

<strong>Shriners</strong>, I humbly thank each and every one<br />

of you for the support given by the Daughters<br />

of the Nile with the financial and material<br />

donations that add to the care that can only be<br />

found at a <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital for Children. On<br />

this note, I congratulate the accomplishment<br />

of the Daughters of the Nile as they will<br />

receive a third plaque (3 Million Dollars<br />

donated) at a ceremony hosted by the<br />

Canadian Shrine Hospital located in<br />

Montreal. Nobles, if you and your Lady are<br />

Potentate’s Report<br />

available, why not attend the open events of<br />

The Daughters of The Nile's Supreme<br />

Session June 7-11, <strong>2009</strong> in London, Ontario,<br />

where Omar Temple's own Vesta Marshall<br />

will be crowned the Supreme Queen of the<br />

Daughters of the Nile.<br />

On April 08, <strong>2009</strong> at the Stated Meeting we<br />

had an update presentation on the M-SPOTS<br />

by Debbie Comuzzi and Penny Harman of<br />

the Children's Health Foundation and<br />

Patricia Potter Project Manager of the M-<br />

SPOTS Clinic. This meeting was an<br />

opportunity for Debbie, Penny and Patricia to<br />

give a very uplifting progress report and<br />

answer any questions that the Nobility may<br />

have had on the status of the Telemedicine<br />

project. We learned that <strong>Mocha</strong> has donated<br />

$619,885.16, towards the $1 Million dollar<br />

commitment we made. You all should be<br />

pleased with the great turn out of the<br />

Nobility; I know that I am very happy and<br />

proud of the support shown at the stated<br />

meeting.<br />

The summer months promise to continue our<br />

busy schedule. The next major event will be<br />

our Spring Ceremonial June 12 & 13, <strong>2009</strong> in<br />

Leamington Ontario, to be held at the Sherk<br />

Centre at the Leamington Kinsmen<br />

Recreation Complex. I would like to thank<br />

the Nobility of the Sun Parlour Shrine Club<br />

for taking on the organizing and operating of<br />

the Spring Ceremonial, they promise this will<br />

be an activity filled weekend. More information<br />

on tickets and schedule is printed in this<br />

issue of the <strong>Mocha</strong> News. On June 20, <strong>2009</strong><br />

we have the Seniors Lunch at <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine<br />

Centre in the upper Banquet hall. All of our<br />

senior Nobility is welcome to attend and to<br />

be waited on by the members of the Divan.<br />

Lady Barb and I will be hosting an<br />

information session at the Shrine Centre on<br />

June 23, <strong>2009</strong> at 7:00pm for the Potentates<br />

trip, this year we will be travelling to the Riu<br />

Palace Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican<br />

Republic November 14 - November 21,<br />

<strong>2009</strong>. However, before we take off on the<br />

Potentates Trip, <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> will be<br />

attending the Fall Ceremonial of the Great<br />

Lakes Shrine Association in Merrillville<br />

Indiana, September 17-20 <strong>2009</strong>.<br />

At the Stated meeting on March 11, <strong>2009</strong><br />

Noble Barry Snider, Chief Rabban, made a<br />

motion that the initiation fee for 2010 will<br />

rise from the current $300.00 to $375.00. The<br />

increase in fees will help to off set the<br />

increased cost of our materials and<br />

Ceremonials. The written motion is included<br />

in this issue and will be voted on at the next<br />

Stated Meeting October 14, <strong>2009</strong>. In this new<br />

atmosphere of financial constraints, the<br />

519-660-0185 continued on page 3<br />

Page 2 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS

Potentate’s Report<br />

cont’d<br />

combined Board of Directors (Iowa and Colorado<br />

Corporations) will recommend at the Imperial<br />

Council Session in San Antonio that we should close<br />

up to Seven (7) Shrine Hospitals for Children. The<br />

future of the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital for Children will be in<br />

the hands of the voting delegates, who will have to<br />

vote in a 2/3rds majority to pass the motion. As our<br />

current operating budget for the Hospitals is nearing<br />

the One (1) Billion dollar mark for 2010, we will<br />

need to restructure our current level of service,<br />

because if we do not, in Ten (10) years we possibly<br />

may not have any Hospitals! The endowment fund<br />

went from eight (8) Billion dollars to five (5) Billion<br />

dollars almost over night, at no fault of the Hospital<br />

Board of Directors, but due to market failures. The<br />

Imperial Divan has put out directives that all Shrine<br />

Centres will examine their financial situations and<br />

find ways to cut spending. On this note, <strong>Mocha</strong>'s<br />

Board of Directors will be studying the expenses<br />

incurred by <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong>, and will make the<br />

necessary recommendations at a stated meeting in<br />

the near future..<br />

We are losing many members to the black camel.<br />

Due to economic pressures, many of our Nobles are<br />

finding themselves in the position of being unable to<br />

meet their Shrine financial obligation, i.e. DUES and<br />

find themselves in the arrears. Imperial bylaws state<br />

that anyone two years behind in dues will either be<br />

suspended or the Temple must remit their dues. This<br />

doesn't mean we don't understand our Nobles'<br />

position, they are always welcome to go through the<br />

Restoration process in the future and become active<br />

again when their situation improves, or their Shrine<br />

Club or Unit might like to step in to help save a<br />

valued member. Membership is the responsibility of<br />

all of us. Membership growth is the future of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> which allows us to continue to do what we<br />

do best as <strong>Shriners</strong>, helping Kids who are in our care.<br />

It's time to visit our Blue Lodges and talk up the<br />

Shrine. Nobles, I am asking for your help this year.<br />

One way to let your Lodge know about Shrinedom<br />

and <strong>Mocha</strong> is to pick up a handful of application and<br />

put them out for your Lodge Brothers to read.<br />

Lady Barb and I have a full calendar for <strong>2009</strong>. We<br />

want to be involved in as many activities as possible<br />

and to meet as many of the Nobles and their ladies of<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> as is humanly possible. Unfortunately we will<br />

not be able to be every where as much as we like, so<br />

why not come to the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre to see us<br />

if we are not able to come to you? We must never<br />

forget our main mission as to why we all became<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong>, and that is the work we do for our children<br />

in our Shrine Hospitals. I look forward to the day that<br />

no child is in need of our help, but until that day<br />

comes we must do all we can for them. Let me again<br />

thank you for allowing me to be your Potentate. By<br />

working together we can always keep <strong>Mocha</strong> a<br />

healthy temple. Let <strong>Mocha</strong> Shine in <strong>2009</strong><br />

Yours in the Faith,<br />

Kevin M. Wilson, Potentate<br />

Dennis<br />

COOK<br />

editor<br />

Nobles please let me first take the opportunity to thank all<br />

those who responded to my request in last issue for<br />

information on the clock, I had received. Your response was<br />

great and showed me that some people are reading the<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> News.<br />

In short those clocks were made in Paris On, by a<br />

company called Oval Frameworks, which was owned by<br />

Noble Earl Hotchins. The company still exists under a new<br />

owner. These clocks were the idea of Past Potentate Owen<br />

Coles, in around 2002-03. There were about 1,000 of them<br />

made and they were distributed to Temples, Clubs, and Units,<br />

and could have any name on then Rameses, <strong>Mocha</strong>, etc.<br />

This time I am featuring a door handle that I would like the<br />

history of.<br />

From the first day I became editor I have turned to some<br />

Past Pote's for advice, one of the ones I relied on most<br />

frequently was Dave Sloman, and I was about to call him<br />

when the email came to tell of his passing, and my<br />

admiration for him will continue well into the future, and he<br />

will be surely missed.<br />

Also I noticed that I had not received a<br />

article from Our Writer in Residence, Noble<br />

Art Racey, I was about to call him when I<br />

received an email of his passing, and he too<br />

will be missed by me, Art submitted great<br />

and likeable stories, for the News and we<br />

should all be grateful to him.<br />

Thanks and happy reading Dennis<br />

Noble this Shrine Door handle was purchased at<br />

a flea market, and is now in possession of Noble<br />

John Danbrook of Tillsonburg Shrine Club, and I<br />

once again would appreciate any information<br />

from whence it came.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 3


Sunday, <strong>May</strong> 31, <strong>2009</strong><br />

Once again the trip to Erie<br />

for the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital<br />

Open Day has sold out.<br />

Thank you for your<br />

support Nobles & Ladies.<br />

Over the past few years we<br />

have seen the prices<br />

increase dramatically for<br />

the bus to almost double what we paid at the<br />

outset in 2003. The Divan generously picked up<br />

the shortfall on the bus last year as part of their<br />

Public Relations budget.<br />

You can imagine my surprise when I was<br />

approached by an individual Shriner who said<br />

“I’ll look after that Dave”. This reflects all the<br />

tenets of Freemasonry in its finest form. I thank<br />

him for his generosity, as do; I’m sure, all of the<br />

other riders. But my lady Ann will not be<br />

deterred. She wishes to continue in my stead this<br />

year to see the trip through.<br />

A gentle reminder.<br />

The bus loads and leaves<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Center at 6.00<br />

a.m.<br />

Please take note<br />

that Ann Sloman<br />

wishes to carry<br />

on with this<br />

Erie Bus Trip.<br />

There will be “eye openers” and<br />

refreshments served on the bus. Later a couple<br />

of games of “bingo” will also be played,<br />

We pick up those in Woodstock at the Comfort<br />

Inn, Highway # 401 and Highway # 59 at the<br />

North West corner lower parking lot.<br />

There will be a further pickup on Lincoln<br />

Alexander Parkway (403) Hamilton.<br />

Upon arrival, there will be a car show, lunch; at<br />

your own expense, a Jewellery and clothing sale,<br />

and plenty of other activities to view, then after<br />

the tour we will be going to Zem Zem Shrine<br />

Center for dinner, also at your own expense. We<br />

shall be leaving for Canada around 5:00 p.m.<br />

– 5:45 p.m.<br />

Submitted by David Sloman P.P.<br />

❖ Erie Hospital Trip<br />

❖ Keystone Kops<br />

❖ The Editorial Without Words<br />

❖ What is a Free Mason?<br />

❖ Photo Book<br />

❖ Many good articles from<br />

clubs and units<br />

❖ Business Directory<br />

❖ Spring Ceremonial<br />

Look through and find out!<br />

Page 4 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS

New Shrine Unit<br />

Keystone Kops Unit<br />

Nobles of the Brantford Shrine Club are currently establishing the<br />

formation of a new Unit.<br />

The Unit will comprise of Nobles in the dress of Keystone Kops & will<br />

come under the direct jurisdiction of <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre.<br />

The purpose of the Unit is to enhance the quality of life of children, the<br />

elderly and the disabled by providing fun & pleasure to them.<br />

In addition the Unit will provide fellowship within <strong>Mocha</strong> as well as<br />

contributing to <strong>Mocha</strong> events.<br />

Membership is to be open to all Nobles within the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre<br />

& dues will be kept at a minimum.<br />

We welcome your participation.<br />

Call Sid Copperthwaite @ 519.753.7319<br />

or e-mail - scopperthwaite@rogers.com<br />

Thank You, Yours in the Faith<br />

Sid Copperthwaite Noble, Brantford Shrine Club<br />

Are Your Club Financial<br />

Reports in the<br />

Recorder’s Hands?<br />

IF NOT, WHY NOT?<br />

As stated in the Investiture of Officers at<br />

each Club & Unit Installation:<br />

“You must also furnish to the Recorder's<br />

office a completed and detailed audit<br />

of your year's income and expenses<br />

of the Club/Unit not later than<br />

March 1st of each calendar year.”<br />

“Remember the lessons you are taught for they<br />

will serve you well into the future”<br />

Author Unknown<br />

Recorder’s<br />

Corner<br />

by Jeff Brown<br />

The biggest issue we face today is the<br />

health of our <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital system<br />

across North America. We have been<br />

hearing distressing news recently about<br />

the state of our endowment fund and<br />

the catastrophic measures we are being<br />

asked to consider to “stop the bleeding” of our finances. The<br />

endowment fund went from approximately $8 billion to under<br />

$5 billion in a mere matter of months with the distressing economic<br />

downturn in the USA.<br />

Our hospital budget was $821 million this year and with the<br />

disaster at Galveston and other factors we are now losing about<br />

$1.2 million per day to keep our hospital system going. It<br />

doesn't take a math wizard to figure out that we cannot sustain<br />

this level of spending very long without losing our hospital<br />

system. After spending over $3 million on refurbishing Galveston<br />

after hurricane IKE, the hospital was no closer to opening<br />

because of the extensive mould infiltration. The Joint Boards had<br />

to make a very hard decision to suspend operations at Galveston<br />

in order to contain the financial losses to that date.<br />

The estimates now require our Joint Boards to find $200 million<br />

dollars this year to stem the flow of red ink. They have had to<br />

identify six hospitals for possible closure and numerous other<br />

measures that we, as <strong>Shriners</strong>, never thought we would ever<br />

have to consider. Third Party Pay is one option but one that won't<br />

kick in dramatic savings for several years. General donations do<br />

not support current year's spending let alone enriching the<br />

endowment fund so we have a lot to accomplish in a very short<br />

time. The Joint Boards warned us several years ago that<br />

financing the endowment fund needed to be a priority and they<br />

estimated it needed to grow to $12 billion before we could afford<br />

to consider our hospital system in good shape financially. We<br />

never got close to that number.<br />

Your elected Representatives to the Colorado Corporation at the<br />

Imperial Session in July have some very tough decisions to make.<br />

They are your reps so if you want their opinions or you want<br />

them to know yours, please seek them out and talk to them.<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> is also facing reduced capitalization in its investments.<br />

Costs are increasing and membership is still declining, albeit at a<br />

slower rate than before. Nobles put on your thinking caps and<br />

consider what you can do for your Temple. New candidates,<br />

how about considering donations to <strong>Mocha</strong> as well as our<br />

Canadian Hospital, Transportation Funds and MSPOTS? We're in<br />

this together Nobles, we all need to work together to make our<br />

future bright and safe.<br />

On a very sad note, I mention the recent passing of Illustrious Sir<br />

David Sloman, Past Potentate of <strong>Mocha</strong> (2006) and one our<br />

finest. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten. His<br />

contributions to <strong>Mocha</strong> are numerous and in many cases unheralded.<br />

Many do not know how much he did for us behind, as<br />

well as in front of the scenes. His fine lady Ann has insisted on<br />

continuing the Erie Hospital Bus trip again this year as<br />

was David's custom. <strong>May</strong> God bless you<br />

David and may He use your many<br />

talents for his purpose there.<br />

Sympathy is extended to Lady<br />

Ann and their family on behalf of<br />

all <strong>Mocha</strong> members.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 5

<strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Fundraising<br />

Nobles we all know that being a Shriner<br />

consists of two parts - having fun and<br />

helping children. While these areas are in<br />

many ways interchangeable, we must<br />

realize that when we do our many<br />

fundraising activities, the money we raise<br />

and the public who support us should<br />

know where that money goes.<br />

As <strong>Shriners</strong> we have but ONE charity - <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for<br />

Children - and that always should be our focus. Yes as <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

<strong>Shriners</strong>, we have made a one million dollar commitment to<br />

London Health Sciences for the MSPOTS. However, this was<br />

made with the intention that we would hook up with our Canadian<br />

unit in Montreal and perhaps other Shrine Hospitals as well.<br />

Smaller telemedicine setups in other communities (Waterloo,<br />

Chatham, and Windsor) allow children and their families we help<br />

to stay closer to home and reduce travel time and costs. <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> are proud of that commitment but we have continued to<br />

fully support our Canadian unit with 2008 donations of over<br />

$358,000.00 an increase of nearly 80% from 2007 - to each and<br />

every one of our dedicated <strong>Shriners</strong> - well done.<br />

In our economic slowdown, fundraising is becoming increasingly<br />

difficult and we must redouble our efforts to support our benevolent<br />

efforts. As I hope all are aware no club or unit may conduct a<br />

fundraising project without the consent of the Potentate of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

<strong>Shriners</strong>, it must also be designated as either charitable or fraternal.<br />

Charitable means that a full financial statement and funds MUST<br />

be sent to Imperial headquarters in Tampa within 60 days of the<br />

completion of the project. An important thing to remember; if you<br />

use our Shrine hospital logo in printed advertisements, then by<br />

default it becomes a charitable project.<br />

The <strong>Mocha</strong> Board urges clubs and units to designate most projects<br />

as fraternal fundraising. That does not mean you can keep all<br />

monies raised for club activities and <strong>Mocha</strong> highly urges that most<br />

of that money be contributed to our hospitals or transportation<br />

fund.<br />

Yes, we have been asking that if you can to please send money to<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> to help in our operation. We ask this only so that our<br />

Temple can better serve you its members and hopefully generate<br />

new members in the future who can help us in our great<br />

philanthropy. Many clubs also help support the operation of a<br />

Ceremonial in their community which is certainly encouraged as it<br />

gets us publicity in our own towns and has as its goal, the<br />

attraction of new membership and getting them involved in our<br />

fundraising.<br />

One thing many <strong>Shriners</strong> may not realize is that ALL money raised<br />

is in fact <strong>Mocha</strong> money NOT a clubs or units. Now please do not<br />

think that the <strong>Mocha</strong> Divan would swoop down and try to take<br />

your money - that will not happen - our clubs and units do<br />

outstanding jobs in both fundraising and administrating the money<br />

we make. Remember <strong>Mocha</strong> is not the building, the Potentate or<br />

the Divan - <strong>Mocha</strong> is each and every one of you, who as a member<br />

has an equal say in the matters of your Temple.<br />

Our fundraising efforts are different from our American brethren in<br />

that we must conform to the regulations of our city, provincial and<br />

federal governments. Some funds raised must be used in the<br />

community or province in order to meet licence requirements. In<br />

other instances, most of the funds should be directed towards our<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals - for that is what we do. I know each club<br />

receives letters or knows of individuals or groups who are in<br />

serious need of help and it tugs at the heart. However, we have our<br />

cause and we must remember it. When a person contributes to the<br />

Canadian Cancer Society, they expect that the money go to that<br />

cause - when people support the Shrine they should likewise know<br />

that they are supporting <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals and the children who<br />

need our help.<br />

Many of you might say that since we raise money in our<br />

communities we should give back - I agree support of our<br />

community should be done in some way, but not the major focus.<br />

When you do choose to make a local donation please send a letter<br />

to the Recorders office to get your Potentate's approval so we can<br />

know where your money is being directed.<br />

Nobles, fundraising is not easy and will only get more difficult.<br />

When you were made a Shriner, you were told that we support the<br />

Worlds Greatest Philanthropy and we must continue down that<br />

path. <strong>Mocha</strong> through its clubs, units and individuals is in the top<br />

10% of Shrine Temples in hospital contributions. We thank you for<br />

your continued commitment and support of <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for<br />

Children.<br />

Barry Snider, Chief Rabban<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

THANX...<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong>'s most recent fund-raiser at the John Labatt<br />

Centre was a resounding success. Thanks go out to the<br />

Trumpet and Oriental Bands for their participation along<br />

with the 34 volunteers who sold 15,000 - 50/50 tickets.<br />

All funds raised have been forwarded to the Children's<br />

Health Foundation and M.S.P.O.T.S.<br />

We look forward to a repeat opportunity in the fall of<br />

'09.<br />

The Committee<br />

Happy belated<br />


wishes to<br />

Noble Don Pembleton & Lady Lela<br />

Page 6 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS


Throughout history there have been many explanations<br />

as to how the term, “ Free”, came to be applied to<br />

Masonry.<br />

Operative Masons of the past were frequently “Free” of<br />

local taxes, and in some cases were “Free” of local<br />

laws. Their actions were not restricted as were those of<br />

others. They were “Free” to travel, from country to<br />

country in pursuit of work for their trade. Years back<br />

Masons who labored on King Solomon’s temple, enjoyed<br />

special privileges, and were “Free” from laws which<br />

others had to obey.<br />

But what does the term “Free” mean to the modern<br />

Mason?<br />


“Free” from attending Lodge.<br />

“Free” from visiting the sick and those stuck<br />

in Nursing Homes.<br />

“Free” from obligations.<br />

“Free” from giving aid to Officers in the Lodge.<br />

“Free” from taking part in any Ritual work.<br />

“Free” from any responsibility.<br />

“Free” from criticism.<br />

Let’s strive to be one of the Masons who don’t wait for<br />

“Free” time to attend Lodge, and who doesn’t believe<br />

that “Free” Masonry is actually “Free”.<br />

We are of course ‘Free” to do as we wish about these<br />

things, but no one can be a Freemason in the fullest<br />

sense, unless he buys into the theory, that we must<br />

support Freemasonry with all of our energy, and the full<br />

use of the faculties with which we have been blessed.<br />

Unnamed<br />

Nobles, there will be an information meeting about this trip on<br />

Tuesday, June 23 at the temple @ 7:00 p.m.<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong>’s Potentate’s Trip<br />

Saturday, November 14 - Saturday, November 21, <strong>2009</strong><br />

Leaving form Toronto<br />

$1,960<br />

per person<br />

(all inclusive)<br />

Flight, motel, transfers, meals and drinks<br />

DOES NOT INCLUDE: tours, souvenirs & transportation from London to Toronto<br />

Riu Palace Resort, Punta Cana (Sunquest Vaacaiton Destination)<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 7

Getting to Know the Divan’s<br />

Newest Appointment<br />

The Second Ceremonial Master, <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre - <strong>2009</strong><br />

George, James (Jim) Thomsen was born on December 20, 1950, in the City of<br />

London to proud parents James and Anna Thomsen.<br />

He met the love of his life Debbie in 1998 and between the two of them are<br />

blessed with three children - his daughter, Melanie living in Clifford and<br />

Deb's twins Kyle and Samantha both living in London. They have three<br />

handsome grand children - Zak aged six and the twin boys Hunter and<br />

Chas aged one.<br />

In 1990, Jim started working at Ontario Hydro and has moved about the<br />

province including stays in London, St. Thomas and Windsor. He is currently<br />

employed with The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and holds the<br />

position as the Supervising Electrical Supervisor for the Kitchener geographic<br />

(photo courtesy Randy Dunlop )<br />

area.<br />

Jim was initiated into Kilwinning Lodge No. 64 in 1987 and was installed as their Master in 1993. In 1994, he was appointed President<br />

of the London Past Masters, Masters and Wardens Association. Jim is a member of the London Lodge of Perfection, London Sovereign<br />

Chapter of Rose Croix and received his 32 degree at the Moore Sovereign Consistory in 1995.<br />

Jim joined <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> in 1995 at the Woodstock Ceremonial. He joined the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Club in the same year and the Directors<br />

Staff in 2005 - and enjoys spending time in both Units.<br />

Jim plans on retiring in a couple of years, which will allow him more time to improve his golf game, travel and take a few more trips<br />

to 'Vegas!<br />

What do <strong>Shriners</strong> do in their<br />

spare time?<br />

Well if they are anything like Noble Dave Harding, from the Town of<br />

Salford, Ontario, they tend to lodge meetings, help with community<br />

projects or take up an interesting hobby, as can be witnessed here.<br />

I have had the pleasure of visiting Noble Dave in his home and<br />

what a fascinating collection of Model Railroad equipment he has.<br />

Give him a call when you're in the area at 519 851-2311 and he be<br />

glad to give you the full meal deal. “the Editor”<br />

In 1953, I bought my first Lionel train, a 2-4-2, complete with cars,<br />

track, and power pack, for the sum of $19.95, at the local Crest<br />

Hardware Store. I proudly still have this original set, in my possession<br />

today. With the set came a marvelous Wish Book, the 1953 Lionel<br />

Catalogue. On cold winter evenings I would crawl under the blankets,<br />

armed with a flashlight, and dream of all those<br />

accessories, a dream that finally came to fruition last year, and took<br />

only a span of 30 years, however there was a small interruption of 20<br />

years pursuing the HO Scale hobby, which has since dwindled off.<br />

It was always my preference to collect the working accessories,<br />

and the #6464 Box car, which always intrigued there founder<br />

“Joshua Lionel Cohen”.<br />

There was a total of 27 working accessories in that 1953 catalogue,<br />

come visit and see if you can count them.<br />

Collecting and playing with Lionel is more than a toy,<br />

it's a tradition.<br />

Lionelville; a Major part of Lionel Lines, came<br />

being in 1923, in Mid Central Ontario, in what<br />

happened to be my home town, Minden, some 50<br />

miles North of Lindsay, with a population of<br />

approx. 750.<br />

Page 8 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS

AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

Potentate’s Ball<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 9

New Member Book<br />

Nobles, <strong>Mocha</strong> Temple is attempting to<br />

produce another Member Photo Book,<br />

please respond to this request.<br />





NO CHARGE # 1-877-764-4535<br />


Owen Coles P.P. 519-654-0117<br />

Nobles, please see that we look after new members...<br />

I became a Shriner at the 2006 Spring Ceremonial. I am a member of the Oriental Band and proudly wear<br />

the fez that was once worn by my father.<br />

I went to my first stated meeting last night. Why was this my first one - after all I have been a Shriner for<br />

almost 3 years? Mainly because one of my Noble friends asked to go along with them - and do you know<br />

what? I was glad I did. Not only did I learn more about the amazing MSPOTS initiative, I learned about my<br />

Shrine and my temple and the serious financial situations affecting our fraternity. I say 'my' because I think<br />

it is important that each of us remember that this is 'our' Shrine and 'our' temple and we each need to<br />

consider what we, and more importantly the children, would be do without them.<br />

Many signficant decisions need to be made about the ongoing viability of my Shrine hospitals - what will my<br />

hospitals look like in 5, 10 or 25 years from now? The decisions that need to be made in San Antonio later this<br />

year will reverberate for many years.<br />

I also was reminded last night about the importance to me of my temple and that I need to do more to<br />

support it's existence.<br />

It is not an easy world out there these days - my Shrine is not alone in trying to face the many issues that affect<br />

it.<br />

I have decided that I need to show my support for my Shrine by rededicating my committment to it.<br />

I will............................<br />

• Attend more stated meetings. Not only will I enjoy an evening of camaderie, I will show my<br />

support to my Divan and be more aware of what is happening in my Shrine. (I'm already thinking<br />

of how I can support my Shrine on June 6th - Shiners International Awareness Day!.) I will ask a<br />

Noble to join me in attending the next stated meeting!<br />

• Recruit a new Noble - not only once but every year. I enjoy being a Shriner and knowing that what<br />

I do can help many children. I know I can pass on my enthusiasm to a fellow brother!<br />

• Give ideas. If I have a good idea that will help support my Shrine, I will let a member of my Divan<br />

know. We are all in this together!.<br />

• Support fund raising initiatives. I'm going to get an application for the Petro-Canada card that<br />

will donate just over a penny a litre to my Shrine - I'll get some to my family members as well.<br />

I had fun selling some onions last year - I'll do what I can to sell a few more bags this year.<br />

I'm hoping that each of you will each confirm your committment to your Shrine.<br />

If we each did this, just imagine! Noble Shayne H. Eldridge<br />

Page 10 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS

Here’s What’s Happening in the Units!<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Road Runners<br />

This is a downtime for parades and for most Roadrunner<br />

members, but there is one noble who never seems to relax.<br />

Leon Roth, who has been a member of the Shrine for 19 years,<br />

has developed into a very knowledgeable, creative fabricator<br />

when it comes to constructing the club’s small cars. Leon is<br />

pictured with his newest creation, “The General Lee”, which<br />

has been recently built, but still needs to undergo some<br />

finishing touches before the final painting takes place. Since<br />

the Roadrunners inception in 1998 Leon has been responsible<br />

for creating 12 cars for the Roadrunners. Along with Leon’s<br />

expertise in car construction he helps some with the<br />

mechanical maintenance and he will assist any member who<br />

requests his support.<br />

The <strong>Mocha</strong> Roadrunner Club was started 11 years ago by Ron<br />

McNicol and Leon Roth and has since grown to 25 members<br />

and 18 small entertaining cars. This past year has been the<br />

club’s busiest as they attended 19 area parades and they took<br />

12 cars to the GLSA in Cincinnati last fall. This upcoming<br />

year will exhibit two more newly created cars by Leon and the<br />

club will be actively participating in several events including<br />

the Leamington Ceremonial in June. Come and visit with us<br />

and check out our cars and join in the Feztivities as we<br />

continue to entertain ourselves and the public while raising<br />

funds for the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children.<br />

Submitted by Noble John Parker, <strong>Mocha</strong> Road Runners<br />

New Unit Keystone Kops<br />

“Lightning McQueen”<br />

“Mator”<br />

Pictured here is our hard working Noble Leon Roth<br />

with his rewest creation “General Lee”<br />

Submitted by<br />

Noble Sid Copperthwaite.<br />

Noble,s here are some pictures of the new Unit "The Keystone Kops" as they<br />

practice up some of the maneuvers they will be performing at the many parades<br />

they hope to attend this year. We can imagine the delight of the crowd as these<br />

playful fellows strut their stuff. Please give them a hearty welcome when you<br />

see them, and good luck to the whole unit.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 11

What’s Happening<br />

in the Units!<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong>’s Concert Band<br />

Recognizes Longtime Service<br />

On April 17 <strong>Mocha</strong>'s Concert Band held a banquet to<br />

recognize the long time service and dedication of trombonist<br />

Noble Ernie Lee and trumpeter Noble Don Webster.<br />

Banquet Chair Noble Fil<br />

Cappa arranged for the<br />

talented Salvation Army<br />

brass octet to provide the<br />

much appreciated entertainment.<br />

Submitted by Floyd James<br />


We Cherish Their Memories<br />

Bodman (Ted) M<br />

- Waterloo<br />

Berbynuk, John<br />

- Windsor<br />

Carter, Bruce<br />

- Sarnia<br />

Carter, Gerald<br />

- London<br />

Caughell, William<br />

- St. Thomas<br />

Curran, Walter<br />

- Windsor<br />

Earle, George<br />

- Goderich<br />

Elliott, William<br />

- Thorndale<br />

Erhardt, Robert<br />

- Tillsonburg<br />

Hall, Norman<br />

- Windsor<br />

Hudson, Rodney<br />

- London<br />

Kirton, David<br />

- Tiverton<br />

Linton, Stanton<br />

- Cambridge<br />

Moncur, William<br />

- Harrow<br />

Morgan, Douglas<br />

- Clinton<br />

Redman, Fred<br />

- London<br />

Robertson, Robert<br />

- London<br />

Steen, Ralph<br />

- London<br />

Salter, C. David<br />

- Kitchener<br />

Symons, Donald<br />

- Clinton<br />

Sloman, David<br />

- London<br />

Warnholtz, Anthony<br />

- Innerkip<br />

Wood, John<br />

- Glencoe<br />

Wood, Roland<br />

- St. Thomas<br />


Multi Colour Logo on each ball<br />

Great Gift for Father's Day<br />

Special Clearout<br />

Limited Quantities<br />

Available at the <strong>Mocha</strong> Office<br />

$20<br />

per dozen<br />

while they last!<br />


1 - FAX MACHINE Brother Intellifax 750 with spare print cartridge .................................$25.00<br />

1 - FLATBED SCANNER HP ScanJet 3300C ........................................................................$20.00<br />


Contact <strong>Mocha</strong> Office<br />

A brass fireplace insert stored in the basement<br />

MISSING furnace room at <strong>Mocha</strong> has gone missing.<br />

Does anyone know of its whereabouts?<br />

We need it to refurbish one of our heritage fireplaces in the Temple.<br />

Please contact:<br />

Bent Andersen, Inside Manager at 519-672-7408 or the <strong>Mocha</strong> Office at 519-672-1391<br />

Page 12 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS

What’s Happening in the Units!<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Temple<br />

Legion of Honour<br />

(submitted by Noble J.N. Smith)<br />

It is a great honour for me to inform you on the position that<br />

Noble Dan Muill has taken on. Most Wise Sovereign, in the<br />

Rose Croix for the London Valley. Congratulations Illustrious<br />

Brother Dan Muill. We know that he will do his usual superb<br />

job.<br />

With much sorrow I say, we lost a very good man recently, Ill<br />

Sir Dave Sloman. He was a man that was very diligent and<br />

knowledgeable on many topics but mostly thing Masonic and<br />

Shrine related. He will surely be missed. Past Commander<br />

Stuart Wanless is doing well after his leg surgery.<br />

This summer we plan on travelling to Frankenmuth, MI, to<br />

visit with our friends from Saginaw. This is something we<br />

have been doing for many years. Even though the Legion of<br />

Honour group in Saginaw has disbanded we still enjoy the<br />

visit. We will be staying at the Frankenmuth Motel from July<br />

10th to the 11th. Anybody interested please contact the<br />

Frankenmuth Motel for a room. Come and join us for so<br />

friendship, food, jokes, shopping and any other mischief.<br />

We will be travelling to Sarnia again this summer to visit our<br />

members and friends in that 'far off western region'. At our last<br />

meeting we had a show of hands and it was unanimous that we<br />

would like to do the boat cruise and possibly end up at the<br />

Casino. All are welcome but please contact Noble Don<br />

Lasenby at 519-337-3685 if you are interested in attending<br />

and inform the Adjutant at 519-474-7295.<br />

The circus will be in town on 24th June. We will be selling the<br />

programs again this year. If you can help please contact the<br />

RSM, Noble Jim Pargeter at 519-471-5377. The Daughtersof-the-Nile<br />

will be in town from 5th to the 12th of June. We<br />

have been asked to help as greeter, doormen and general<br />

helpers. If you are interested please contact RSM, Noble Jim<br />

Pargeter.<br />

Don't forget to pay your dues!!!!!!!!!<br />

Some Fun at<br />

Frankenmuth<br />

Guess Who?<br />

Potentates Ball<br />

Nobles as the weather is warming up and the Ceremonial, and parades are ready to happen, things are being prepared. Pictured<br />

here is Noble Dave Harding, preparing his El Camino. The <strong>Mocha</strong> Classics have a brand new uniform this year and Dave is<br />

proudly displaying it to us, complete with the name on the back, and the great symbol on the sleeve.<br />

Very nice looking new shirt, and we look forward to seeing all old friends at upcoming events.<br />

Submitted by Noble Dave Harding<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 13

Whispering Sands of the<br />

London <strong>Mocha</strong> Oriental Band<br />

Noble David Sloman<br />

– Past Potentate<br />

1938 - <strong>2009</strong><br />

The Black Camel<br />

appeared Friday,<br />

April 3rd <strong>2009</strong><br />

The London <strong>Mocha</strong> Temple Oriental Band has honoured the<br />

allegiance to Noble David Sloman and now we mourn his<br />

untimely passing. Nobles all over this vast continent will<br />

most certainly miss one of our greatest Philanthropist, a Noble<br />

of the London <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine, a bright light in anyone’s eye<br />

has been extinguished, but will carry on in spirit. An<br />

individual having so many affiliations and a full life of<br />

experiences are far in access to include in this memorial.<br />

Many will remember David’s address to the Chapter Rose<br />

Croix as Honoree speaker on March 28th. In defiance of his<br />

own pain David introduced his family and delivered a most<br />

eloquent speech on a most important subject concerning<br />

discipline, mentorship and membership for the craft he so<br />

dearly loved.<br />

Our condolences are most sincerely given to his dear wife<br />

Ann, his daughter Wendy and husband Jamie Kilgour, grand<br />

children, Heather and Luke, son Karl and his wife Kristine<br />

and grand children Taylor and Olivia; Brothers and sisters in<br />

law, Peter and Virginia, John and Thelma and<br />

Christopher Sloman living in David’s native homeland, Kent,<br />

Producers of the Sweetest<br />

Music this side of Heaven<br />

Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, the Nobles of the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Oriental Band wish to “Talk to you”<br />

As we continue to greet Nobility everywhere.<br />

England.<br />

Although many parades and other important Band functions<br />

are in the wind, under the design and planning stage,<br />

Saturday, April 4th, marked the occasion of a preliminary<br />

social function held in Dufferin Hall. A social gathering of<br />

some 95 bandsmen with their much better ladies, were first<br />

intent on the remarks given by President Al Yates and Director<br />

Dale Hern while the inattentive, in the picture to the left,<br />

continued to appear intent on their own conversation.<br />

The Bar was opened at 6 pm. and a scrumptious lasagna<br />

dinner served at 7.00,<br />

followed by the<br />

entertainment by Ben<br />

Shane and Bobby<br />

‘K’, two musicians<br />

concentrating on the<br />

music belonging to<br />

the 50’s and 60’s.<br />

Door prizes and 50 /<br />

50 draws were won<br />

by the lucky few (as<br />

usual). The proceeds<br />

would have been<br />

donated to our<br />

favourite charity, but<br />

nothing was made.<br />

All in All, all had a<br />

wonderful time until<br />

midnight.<br />

Noble Charles Crow<br />

For the London<br />

Oriental Band<br />

Installation<br />

in Mexico City<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Nobility and there wives have been invited to<br />

attend the installation of Graham Paul as Potentate of<br />

Anezeh Temple in Mexico City in the year of 2012.<br />

Graham was a member of <strong>Mocha</strong> and is a frequent<br />

visitor to this area.<br />

We are in the process of seeing if there is<br />

enough interest in attending this function.<br />

Please call Owen Coles P.P. @ 519 654 0117<br />

or Rick Jones @ 519 433 6991 or<br />

email oncoles@sympatico.ca<br />

Page 14 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS

Chaplain’s Chat<br />

Dear Nobles,<br />

As I write this the blossoms are beginning to<br />

appear on the trees and the early spring flowers<br />

are blooming heralding the arrival of spring. I<br />

expect most of the nobles especially those in the<br />

snow-belt are glad to get out of hibernation.<br />

They will be polishing up their mini cars, Jeepsters and dune<br />

buggies, tuning up their instruments and getting their clown suits<br />

and other uniforms ready for another parade season. All that the<br />

nobles do as they prepare their vehicles, uniforms and instruments<br />

is for the ultimate purpose of helping those who are often unable to<br />

help themselves. Yes the nobles have fun doing what they do, and<br />

yes sometimes onlookers may think they are a bit "wacko", but the<br />

reality is they are a symbol and an example of the Great Architect's<br />

expectation of each and every believer. So remember as you dust<br />

off your gear and prepare for the new parade season that you are<br />

harbingers of God's love. You are models to others as you witness<br />

to your faith by helping others. You may be criticized by some for<br />

your actions or because you belong to an organization that they do<br />

not understand, but do not worry. The proof of your faith and good<br />

works is in the smile on the face of a child that you have helped to<br />

walk; or the smile on the face of a burn victim who has recovered<br />

with a minimum of scarring. It is in the thanks of the hundreds of<br />

people that you have helped in your own community through<br />

education projects or the equipment that you have purchased for a<br />

hospital, a clinic, or a fire department. It is what you have done<br />

quietly, often without publicity-the way Allah would want to you to<br />

act. Thanks for all that you do and may Allah, the compassionate,<br />

the merciful, the almighty, richly bless you all.<br />

Salaam, Shalom. Peace, Gordon Simmons<br />

Barber, Frank<br />

-London<br />

Babcock, Robert R.<br />

-Bayfield<br />

Bedford, John A.<br />

-Chatham<br />

Brothers, George<br />

-Strathroy<br />

Clinton, William<br />

-London<br />

Colledge, J.A.<br />

-Caledonia<br />

Coatsworth, Robert<br />

-Glencoe<br />

Chahine, Said<br />

-Camlachie<br />

Doupe, Bloss<br />

-London<br />

Forth, Donald<br />

-Orillia<br />

Francis, Robert<br />

-London<br />

Fennell, Richard<br />

-Powell, WY USA<br />

Lost in the Desert<br />

The following Nobles have been listed as lost.<br />

If you have an address,<br />

please advise the office.<br />

Hutchinson, Ralph<br />

-Brantford<br />

Hudson, Blake<br />

-London<br />

Hicks, M. Duane<br />

-Alymer<br />

Hetherington,<br />

Gregory<br />

-Morpeth<br />

Kirkwood, John<br />

-Chatham<br />

Kerr, John M.<br />

-London<br />

Korbich, John W.<br />

-Paris<br />

Major, Darcy<br />

-Simcoe<br />

McKee, Richard<br />

-Windsor<br />

McLean, Neil<br />

-Port Huron, MI<br />

USA<br />

Meyer, Wm<br />

-Kitchener<br />

Mott, James<br />

-Sarnia<br />

Nemeth, Paul<br />

-Stratford<br />

Outinen, Brian<br />

-Cutler<br />

Pycock, Russell<br />

-Chesley<br />

Rawson, Wilfred<br />

-Goderich<br />

Sauve, Albert<br />

-Prescott<br />

Sinden, Roy<br />

-London<br />

Smith, W.N.<br />

-London<br />

Stewart, Allan<br />

-St. Marys<br />

Todd, Lance<br />

-Oakville<br />

Webber, Leslie<br />

-London<br />


MAY<br />

1 Lambton S/C O/V, Sarnia Masonic Lodge<br />

2 Bluewater S/C 50th Anniversary<br />

11 Waterloo S/C O/V, Waterloo Masonic Lodge<br />

20 Norfolk Fish Fry, Vittoria<br />

31 Erie Hospital Bus Trip, Erie PA<br />

JUNE<br />

2 Strathoca Steak Fry, Dennings Strathroy<br />

3 Bluewater Golf Tourney, Ironwood Exeter<br />

7-11 D. O. N., London<br />

12-13 <strong>Mocha</strong> Spring Ceremonial, Leamington<br />

17 Board of Directors, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

20 Seniors Lunch, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

JULY<br />

4-9 Imperial Sessions, San Antonio Texas<br />

14-16 Grand Lodge, Royal, York Toronto<br />

25 Bruce Steak BBQ- Cummings Residence<br />

27 Lambton S/C Golf Tourney<br />

30 Blenheim S/C BBQ<br />

AUGUST<br />

8 Bruce S/C Corn BBQ, Vaugan Munro<br />

9 Strathoca Golf Tourney<br />

23 Shride, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />


3 Achom S/C O/V, Country View Golf Club<br />

9 Board of Directors, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

9 Tillsonburg Pork BBQ, Tillsonburg<br />

14 Waterloo S/C Ladies night, Police Club Ayr<br />

17-20 Great Lakes Shrine Association, Merrilville Indiana<br />

23-27 Northern Trip, EL/SSM<br />


1 London S/C O/V, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

12 Oktoberfest Parade-KW, Waterloo Masonic Lodge<br />

14 Board of Directors/Divan/Stated Meeting, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

22 Stratford Ladies Night, Arden Park Hotel<br />

28 Bluewater S/C O/V, Carnation Holmesville<br />


7 Fall Ceremonial, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

11 Divan Meeting, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

16 Pal <strong>Mocha</strong> Ladies Night, Palmerston Legion<br />

18 Hillbillies Clan 59 Installation, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

20 Blenheim Fish Fry, Blenheim Masonic Lodge<br />

25 Tillsonburg S/C Installation, Straffordville<br />


1 Strathoca S/C Installation, Strathroy Masonic Lodge<br />

2 Directors Staff, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

3 London S/C Installation, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

6 Norfolk S/C Installation, Simcoe Armouries<br />

9 Board of Directors/Divan/Stated Meeting-Elections, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

13 Potentates Christmas Party, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

14 Waterloo S/C Instillation, Waterloo Masonic Lodge<br />

14 London Oriental & Trumpet Band Installation, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

16 Sun Parlour S/C Installation, Essex Masonic Lodge<br />

18 <strong>Mocha</strong> Open House, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Nobles, we can't be everywhere but support these events if you’re able.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 15

Nobles there is a light at the end of the tunnel, there was a lot of ooh's<br />

and ah's regarding the extensive list of members who had been<br />

suspended, and on the upside these members have been re-instated.<br />

Andrew MacDonald Armstrong<br />

– Southhampton<br />

Ronald A. Bennett – St. Thomas<br />

Donald B. Burnard – Sarnia<br />

D. Neil Elliott – Mt. Brydges<br />

Peter Mason Fisher – Camlachie<br />

Donald Charles Larder – Goderich<br />

Randy Stephen Lee – Blenheim<br />

Dennis Fred MacGuire – London<br />

Jack Calder McGachie – Woodstock<br />

Russell W. O’Neil – Oldcastle<br />

Gregory Norman Rose – St. Thomas<br />

J. Paul Smibert – London<br />

Donald G. Stillman – Windsor<br />

John E. Wellwood – Echo Bay<br />

Welcome back Nobles<br />

Are you ready for The Big Show?<br />

The <strong>2009</strong> Dromedary Awards are in search of the<br />

very best in temple communications. For many<br />

years, these special awards have been recognizing<br />

exceptional communications throughout <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

International. This is not only a great opportunity for<br />

temples to receive recognition for their hard work,<br />

but also an opportunity to gain valuable insight on<br />

how to develop the most effective communications<br />

for your temple.<br />

Once again, the Web site competition is<br />

included as an official Dromedary Award category.<br />

In today's world, Web sites are more than an essential<br />

element of successful communication, they are<br />

the main vehicle in which global information is<br />

shared and exchanged. We strongly support the<br />

development of temple Web sites, as well as printed<br />

publications. Temples that produce a publication and<br />

have developed a Web site are encouraged, but not<br />

required, to enter both categories.<br />

New for <strong>2009</strong>: Dromedary Awards will be<br />

granted to EIGHT temples: SIX in the<br />

publication category and TWO in the Web site category.<br />

Imperial Potentate Douglas Maxwell will present<br />

the winning temples with the awards during the<br />

135th Imperial Council Session in San Antonio.<br />

Winning publications and Web sites will be displayed<br />

in the Imperial Public Relations Office for the<br />

duration of the Session. Winners will be notified in<br />

advance.<br />

Dromedary Awards<br />

<strong>2009</strong>:<br />

Call for Entries<br />

Like in past years, each temple entry will be<br />

reviewed and scored by a panel of non-partial,<br />

Tampa-based judges with experience in the fields of<br />

public relations, writing, marketing and communications.<br />

The judges will review the submissions using<br />

a special "Scorecard," which will later be returned to<br />

the temple with valuable insight and input into<br />

improving the communication. One award will be<br />

handed out to the winners of each of the eight categories,<br />

and 12 Honorable Mention certificates will<br />

be awarded to the top three runners-up in each category.<br />

For detailed entry guidelines and to download the<br />

printable entry form, click here. Please read the<br />

entry guidelines carefully, as some<br />

guidelines have changed for <strong>2009</strong>.<br />

***Entries must be received by<br />

Friday, <strong>May</strong> 8, <strong>2009</strong>***<br />

In 2008, Tunis <strong>Shriners</strong>, Gizeh <strong>Shriners</strong>, Oasis<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> and Kosair <strong>Shriners</strong> are just some of the<br />

temples that received Dromedary Awards for their<br />

publication and Web site work. We look forward to<br />

seeing your temple on the list for <strong>2009</strong>!<br />

Good luck!<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Public Relations Department<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> International Headquarters<br />

CC: Temple Publication Editors, Temple<br />

Webmasters, Temple Potentates, Imperial Public<br />

Relations Committee, HQ PR Department<br />

Page 16 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS


London Shrine Club<br />

Honour’s Ellen Rosen<br />

After 41 years in the Nursing and Child Care Profession,<br />

at the Children's Hospital of Southwestern Ontario, Ellen<br />

Rosen has made the decision to retire.<br />

Ellen has been instrumental, for a number of years, in<br />

organizing the annual Christmas morning visit to the<br />

Hospital by Nobles of the London Shrine Club, <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Concert Band, <strong>Mocha</strong> Clowns, and of course the Man<br />

himself, Santa Claus. Santa would hand out Christmas<br />

gifts that had been arranged by Ellen. The children who<br />

were not able to go home for this Festive Occasion greatly<br />

enjoyed our annual visits.<br />

We so appreciated Ellen's assistance over the years that<br />

we presented her with a $ 100 Million Dollar Club<br />

Certificate and a dozen yellow Roses. At the<br />

presentation we had the pleasure of meeting the new<br />

nurse Laurie Gould and look forward to working with her<br />

for the next 41 years, and we sincerely hope to carry on<br />

this annual tradition. Faithfully submitted Past Potentate<br />

Norm Camp.<br />

Pictured here from L-R are London Shrine Club<br />

President Noble John Bisset, Ellen Rosen, Laurie<br />

Gould, and P.P. Illustrious Sir Norm Camp.<br />

Photo courtesy of Randy Dunlop<br />



Please have<br />

everything<br />

submitted by ....<br />

JULY 15<br />

In Memoriam<br />

As the warm weather of spring starts to bring<br />

everybody outside, many activities start to unfold<br />

and take place, and The Lambton Shrine Club is<br />

certainly no exception to this rule.<br />

The usual and ever popular sale of Vidalia Onions<br />

is another activity very well known within the<br />

Sarnia Lambton area, with the ever familiar<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> ensuring the sales and delivery are<br />

always maintained.<br />

Unfortunately, the presence of one Noble will<br />

greatly be missed, Noble Jack Reid, sometimes<br />

referred to as "Mr.Vidalia Onions" to many people.<br />

John 'Jack' Reid, age 79, died July 29th 2008, at<br />

C.E.E. Hospital Petrolia, Funeral Services were<br />

held August 1st 2008 from the Chapel of the<br />

D.J.Robb Funeral Home. Beloved husband of Joan<br />

Reid, dear father of David and Susan Reid.<br />

Noble Jack Reid was a member of Liberty Lodge<br />

#419, Hiawatha Chapter #252, St. Simon of Cyrene<br />

Preceptory #37, Lambton Shrine Club Motor Corps<br />

and <strong>Mocha</strong> Temple.<br />

Jack Reid was definitely a Shriner, in every sense<br />

of the word. Whatever the Shrine event was, you<br />

could be sure Jack would be there, not only as a<br />

leader but also as a devoted worker.<br />

Besides the many areas of involvements he had,<br />

Jack still maintained and looked after The Lambton<br />

Shrine Hall, and The Masonic Temple in Sarnia.<br />

Noble Jack Reid is certainly missed, and will not<br />

be forgotten, his work, his friendship, his devotion<br />

towards Shrine activities, will always be respected<br />

as his legacy in life.<br />

Submitted by George Pitfield<br />

Lambton Shrine Club<br />

Motor Corps<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 17

Tillsonburg SC<br />

Tillsonburg Shrine Club held a meeting Wed. Feb. 25th.<br />

at Straffordville, with 35 members, and one guest<br />

enjoying a nice dinner of Roast Beef, Cabbage Rolls,<br />

and Chicken, with all the trimmings. Then of course we<br />

got down to serious business.<br />

Our guest this evening was a visitor from Norfolk<br />

Shrine Club, Noble Wayne Brown, who had the<br />

pleasure of presenting our Club with a nice plaque of<br />

wood and brass. This was given as a token of Thanks<br />

from Norfolk Shrine Club to Tillsonburg Club for<br />

helping them with Christmas Cake Sales, and for the<br />

close fellowship between the two clubs.<br />

The thank you was received graciously on behalf of the<br />

Club by our Pres. Noble Al Wittet.<br />


Huron Shrine Club<br />

Major fundraiser for the Huron Shrine Club in Elliot<br />

Lake is the sale of Christmas Cakes. These <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

fulfilled many hours at the Algo Mall, where cakes<br />

were sold.<br />

Pictured here<br />

are L-R Noble<br />

Al Wiitet and<br />

Noble Wayne<br />

Brown.<br />

Pictured here<br />

Noble Al Wittet<br />

graciously<br />

receives the<br />

plaque from<br />

Noble Wayne<br />

Brown.<br />

When you are a small Club as we are here in Elliot<br />

Lake , you learn to appreciate all the help you can get,<br />

and the help of the Ladies was greatly appreciated. This<br />

enthusiastic group took turns helping with the Cake<br />

Sales. (Thanks Ladies)<br />

A close up of the beautiful plaque<br />

showing the workmanship and<br />

detail. It will be an honored<br />

addition to our precious artifacts.<br />

Many Thanks to all Nobles of<br />

Norfolk Shrine Club for your<br />

kind and thoughtful gesture, from<br />

all Nobles of Tillsonburg Shrine<br />

Club.<br />

Pictured here are Huron Shrine Club executive being<br />

sworn in for <strong>2009</strong> (L to R) Noble Bob Prout: Secretary/<br />

Treasurer, Noble Maurice MacKnight: 2nd. Vice<br />

President, Noble Ken Piece: 1st. Vice President, and<br />

Noble Jim Gibbs President.<br />

"Editor's Note". Great to hear from Huron Shrine Club<br />

again, I don't know who submitted the article, but please<br />

keep those cards and letters coming. Thanks and keep<br />

up the good work Dennis Cook Editor <strong>Mocha</strong> News.<br />

Page 18 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS


Bluewater Schrine Club<br />

This has been a very eventful year for our Shrine Club,<br />

and we had many hot dog, store front cookouts at<br />

Goderich Food Basics, Zehr's, and Wal-Mart. We also<br />

had a successful hot dog store front sale at Bender's<br />

Foodland in Parkhill. The Corbett fish fry was well<br />

attended, Once again this year Goderich Wal-Mart<br />

donated $500.00, matching what we had raised.<br />

Pictured here on<br />

Aug. 25, 2008 are<br />

Wal-Mart Goderich,<br />

employees presenting<br />

$500.00 to our Club.<br />

L-R Ruby, Marlene,<br />

Ron, Tracy Johnston,<br />

Joanne Doherty,<br />

Casey and Brenda<br />

Does.<br />

We had very good<br />

luck selling<br />

Christmas Cakes,<br />

Cookies, and<br />

Pudding in Brussels<br />

and Goderich.<br />

Pictured here on Nov. 22/08 Selling items in Brussels<br />

are L-R Nobles Murray Hoover, Robert Hess Pres.,<br />

and Ron Turner.<br />

2008 Lottery Draw L_R Noble Don Bender,<br />

Potentate Gail MacKay, and Robert Hess Pres.<br />

Next year our <strong>2009</strong> Lottery Prize will be a beautiful<br />

painting, framed, and ready to hang on some lucky<br />

winners wall, donated by well known artist Paul<br />

Martellaci. Valued at $ 3,800.00. Tickets are on sale<br />

now, don't miss out on this one.<br />

Nov. 16/08 our salesmen at Goderich Wal-Mart.<br />

L-R Nobles Casey Does, John MacDonald, Ron Turner,<br />

Howard Aitken, and Robert Hess Pres.<br />

We attended parades in Goderich, Bayfield, Alsa Craig,<br />

Parkhill, Lucknow, and of course were rained out at the<br />

Ceremonial in Ingersoll. We were also on hand at the<br />

Temple Anniversary event with a static display.<br />

The Barbecue donated by Dave Karn for our 2008<br />

Lottery was a great success. Our Potentate Gail MacKay<br />

had the pleasure of drawing the winning ticket, and the<br />

luck was in his favor.<br />

Articles for the August<br />

issue of <strong>Mocha</strong> News<br />


Please type submissions<br />

or email to<br />

mochashriners@rogers.com<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 19

Greetings from<br />

Strathroca<br />

At our March meeting Acting President Noble Richard<br />

Barkley turned the floor over to Noble Mark Fonger<br />

who was Chairman of the MasoniCh.I.P. Program put<br />

on by Beaver Lodge #83 in Strathroy and Ionic Lodge<br />

#328, in Napier. There were some 109 children that<br />

were processed through the program and had their info<br />

put on discs for the family to keep.<br />

To thank the many organizations who assisted,<br />

Strathocha purchased 100 Million Dollar Certificates<br />

which Noble Mark presented to those in attendance.<br />

The lovely ladies in the front row are the Dental<br />

Hygienists from Strathroy Dental Clinic, in the back<br />

row L-R are MyFM Radio Station Manager, Jeff<br />

DeGraw and Morning host Jeremy Riddell, Dusty<br />

Sutherland from London-Middlesex EMS (Strathroy<br />

Station), the Program Director for MasoniCh.I.P.<br />

Ontario, Noble Ray Dobbs and our own Noble Mark<br />

Fonger. Absent at the time of the photo were Constable<br />

Steve Pommer, Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service,<br />

Constable Chris Hunter, OPP (Strathroy Detachment)<br />


Woodstock Shrine Club<br />

Tim Roland, 11, picked up his new donated motorized<br />

scooter at Action Medical Thursday. The donation was<br />

made possible by the Woodstock Shrine Club and Action<br />

Medical. Pictured with Tim are <strong>Shriners</strong> Terry Simms,<br />

David Foster, Doug Carter, Bill Phillips and Ray Dobbs,<br />

Action Medical's Ron Smith along with Steven Roland<br />

and Holly Smith.<br />

and representatives from the Strathroy-Caradoc Fire<br />

Department (Strathroy Station).<br />

A second MasoniCh.I.P. event was held on April 25th,<br />

at 15 Centre Street Fraternal Hall in Strathroy.<br />

Thanks to the Brethren from Beaver and Ionic Lodges<br />

and the supporting groups for all their efforts.<br />

Ambassador Emeritus<br />

John V Cann<br />

Aylmer Shrine Club<br />

Aylmer Shrine Club recently donated $ 1,000.00 to<br />

the Abbey family of St. Thomas to assist with the<br />

cost of a wheelchair ramp for their son Lucas, who<br />

is 13 and is required to be in a wheelchair.<br />

Editor's note "WAY TO GO GUYS."<br />

Photo<br />

courtesy<br />

of Hugo<br />

Rodrigues,<br />

Woodstock<br />

Sentinel<br />

Review<br />

Pictured here are the Nobles of Aylmer Shrine Club<br />

on the day of the donation, $ 1,000.00, which was<br />

held at a dinner meeting of the Club.<br />

On the left is Noble Harry Hewbank, Lucas Abbey,<br />

Scott Abbey, President Noble Jim MacIntyre, Rear<br />

L-R, Nobles Ron Hawley, Bill Kavanagh, Rob Hiel<br />

(Lucas's Grandfather), Jeff Smith, and Bob<br />

Cresswell. Photo courtesy of Rob Perry and The<br />

Aylmer Express.<br />

Page 20 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS


Pal <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Pal <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Club has had a busy winter, and as I am preparing the<br />

news clips and article for this issue of the <strong>Mocha</strong> News, the part of Central<br />

Ontario known as Palmerston, is being blanketed again by the white stuff,<br />

and the date is April 6th. However we are hopeful that Spring and Golf<br />

season are around the corner.<br />

Action here in Pal mocha land has been just great, the club attended<br />

several Santa Claus Parades in our area, and b'gorry we even attended the<br />

By jove she was a day to behold as the<br />

Paddy's Day Parade, in Listowel, and were honored to have the Waterloo Waterloo Oriental Band paraded in the<br />

Oriental Band in attendance.<br />

annual Listowel Paddy Fest Parade.<br />

At our March meeting our Club donated $ 500.00 to help a needy<br />

family,who were using the funds to aid in the transportation of their son, in<br />

various trips to Montreal Children's Hospital.<br />

Our Jan., Feb., & Mar., meetings were chaired by our in-coming President,<br />

Noble Don Kritzer, and Noble Clark Richardson, all this happening while<br />

our Pres. Noble Jim Abbott, and Lady Bea are wintering in Arizona.<br />

Noble Jack Cronsberry and myself, had the distinct pleasure of paying a<br />

visit to Noble Gordon Rabb, and Lady Corry. Armed with Tim Horton's<br />

coffee, and on a cold winter morning, we had a great visit with them.<br />

Nobles we should all do more visiting to our older members, who can't<br />

make the meetings like they used to. Even a phone call to say hello would<br />

be a muchly appreciated and gratifying adventure.<br />

Vidalia Onion season<br />

will soon be on us, so<br />

Nobles when they do<br />

come in, get out and<br />

sell, sell, sell,<br />

remember they are<br />

much too delicious to<br />

sit in your garage.<br />

Cambridge S.C.<br />

Parade Unit<br />

The parade unit of the Cambridge Shrine Club held a<br />

meeting on January the 14th to discuss what directions to<br />

take for the <strong>2009</strong>-parade season. Chairman, Noble Ken<br />

Simpson, opened the meeting. Noble Ken then turned the<br />

meeting over to the parade coordinator, Lloyd Wiebe.<br />

Head of maintenance, Noble Ivan Hall reported that he<br />

and Noble Wiebe had stripped each of the Mini Vettes<br />

down to the frame, and brought them back up to safety<br />

standards. In early spring they would be starting work on<br />

the Conestoga wagon, and will be looking for help from<br />

those Nobles with woodworking skills.<br />

Noble John Slack of Waterloo is shown<br />

riding in the cab of Pal <strong>Mocha</strong>'s Fire<br />

Truck, looks like he's enjoying the ride.<br />

(drivers that day were Nobles Clark,<br />

and Brad Richardson.)<br />

All aboard: Nobles Clark Richardson (left), and Ron<br />

Bingham (right) are pictured with Nobles Jim Doig, Don<br />

Kritzer, Derek Ward, and Murray Donaldson, other riders<br />

not in picture were Nobles Laverne Long, Jack<br />

Cronsberry, Jack Gates, Brad Richardson, John Blue,<br />

and George.<br />

Pictures & story submitted by Noble Laverne Long<br />

Noble DougWhitfield made a presentation to the members<br />

of a new shirt to be worn by the Mini Vette drivers.<br />

The new shirts will be unveiled at the spring ceremonial<br />

in Leamington on June 13th.<br />

During the course of the meeting it was decided that the<br />

unit participate in more parades. If any other clubs are<br />

doing parades in their respective communities and<br />

would like more Shrine participation, give Cambridge a<br />

call. Noble Lloyd Wiebe, 519 623 1671. Or<br />

paradeunit@gmail.com<br />

We only ask that we have enough advance notice so that<br />

we can clear it with the <strong>Mocha</strong> office for insurance<br />

purposes.<br />

Submitted by Noble Lloyd Wiebe<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 21

Adams, William<br />

Allistone, Wayne<br />

Almos, Dr. Norm<br />

Anderson, Francis<br />

Anderson, Jens<br />

Andrew, David<br />

Armstrong, John<br />

Arthur, William<br />

Astles, Chas<br />

Atthill, Norris<br />

Baldwin, William<br />

Barber, Edward<br />

Barber, George<br />

Barendregt, John<br />

Barker, Howard<br />

Barker, Wayne<br />

Barnes, Frederick<br />

Baron, Norman<br />

Baskey, John<br />

Beaulieu, Raymond<br />

Berday, Richard<br />

Bing-Wo, Gordon<br />

Bisset, John<br />

Blak, R.J.<br />

Bloxam, Lawrence<br />

Blue, John<br />

Body, Howard<br />

Bossons, William<br />

Brady, Robert<br />

Brand, David<br />

Brereton, Verney<br />

Brock, Allan<br />

Brotzel, Emanuel<br />

Brough, D.H.<br />

Brown, Jeffery<br />

Brown, William E.<br />

Brown, William T.<br />

Broydell, Benjamin<br />

Burton, Walter<br />

Camp, Norman<br />

Campbell, Gerald<br />

Cann, John<br />

Cappa, Dr. Phil<br />

Carmichael, William<br />

Carroll, Danny<br />

Carrothers, John<br />

Carruthers, Harold<br />

Chambers, Robert<br />

Charles, Raymond<br />

Charno, John Sr.<br />

Clark, Cecil<br />

Clays, John<br />

Clinton, William<br />

Cole, Harold<br />

Copp, T.B.<br />

Corbett, Charles<br />

Coulter, Harold<br />



Woodstock<br />

Arva<br />

St. Marys<br />

Mitchell<br />

Clinton<br />

London<br />

St.Thomas<br />

Aylmer<br />

London<br />

St.Marys<br />

London<br />

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London<br />

Union<br />

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Stratford<br />

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London<br />

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London<br />

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Thamesford<br />

London<br />

Listowel<br />

London<br />

Strathroy<br />

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Tillsonburg<br />

London<br />

Strathroy<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Thamesford<br />

Stratford<br />

Stratford<br />

Port Stanley<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

London<br />

Lucan<br />

Strathroy<br />

London<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

Belmont<br />

London<br />

Glencoe<br />

Corunna<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Thamesford<br />

Thorndale<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Exeter<br />

London<br />

Coward, William<br />

Crinklaw, John<br />

Crow, Charles<br />

Cryderman, Kenneth<br />

Cumming, Scott<br />

Dagg, Robert<br />

Davis, James<br />

Dawe, Donald<br />

Dawson, Ronald<br />

Deane, William<br />

Defreitas, Dennis<br />

Dennis, Garry<br />

Dickenson, James<br />

Diwell, Warren<br />

Dix, Norval<br />

Dockstader, Donald<br />

Dorazio, Dr.Louie<br />

Dorman, W.C.<br />

Dowling, D.G.<br />

Drawmer, Anthony<br />

Duff, David<br />

Dundas, Dr. Edward<br />

Dyer, John<br />

Elgie, Lloyd<br />

Emmons, Gary<br />

Epps, Donald<br />

Erharat, Robert<br />

Eyre, Frederick<br />

Falconer, J.A.<br />

Ferguson, James<br />

Fickling, David<br />

Fisk, Dr.Kenneth<br />

Fletcher, Roy<br />

Fowler, Harold<br />

Fox, Thomas<br />

Francis, Robert<br />

Fuller, Ross<br />

Fydenchuk, Walter<br />

Gardner, Ronald<br />

Gates, John<br />

Gawley, David<br />

Gellatly, Donald<br />

Gerow, Edward<br />

Gill, William<br />

Gladwish, James<br />

Graham, Donald<br />

Graham, J.<br />

Granton, Leo<br />

Gray, Wallace<br />

Graystone, R.A.<br />

Green, Thomas<br />

Greenberg, Syd<br />

Greer, C.R.<br />

Greer, Steven<br />

Grover, Colin<br />

Gundry, John<br />

Gurd, John<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Thamesville<br />

Dobbington<br />

London<br />

St.Thomas<br />

Exeter<br />

London<br />

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St.Thomas<br />

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Ingersoll<br />

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Ingersoll<br />

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Wingham<br />

St.Thomas<br />

London<br />

Harriston<br />

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Sparta<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Crediton<br />

London<br />

Listowel<br />

Ingersoll<br />

London<br />

Tiverton<br />

London<br />

London<br />

St.Thomas<br />

Petrolia<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

St.Thomas<br />

London<br />

Aylmer<br />

Strathroy<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Dorchester<br />

Hambly, William<br />

Harris, A.S.<br />

Harrison, Murray<br />

Hart, Donald<br />

Hart, Robert<br />

Hayman, Donald<br />

Haynes, Morley<br />

Hayward, Mark<br />

Hearn, Victor<br />

Henry, Randall<br />

Hessey, Michael<br />

Hill, Terrence<br />

Hobbs, George<br />

Hodge, Larry<br />

Hodgins, Donald<br />

Hofer, Siegrfried<br />

Hoggard, Keith<br />

Holborn, Norman<br />

Horton, Charles<br />

Hoskin, Douglas<br />

Hougen, Melvin<br />

Howden, John<br />

Hudson, Glenn<br />

Hughes, Ken<br />

Hugill, Robert<br />

Hunt, Donald<br />

Hurrell, Bertie<br />

Hutton, Enos<br />

Jackson, Gregory<br />

Jagoe, Paul<br />

Jeffery, Dennis<br />

Johnson, G.G.<br />

Johnson, Verne<br />

Johnston, Robert<br />

Jones, Marvin<br />

Kalia, Ramesh<br />

Kavanagh, William<br />

Kinnin, Edward<br />

Knupp, Glen<br />

Kuhlmann, Ernhard<br />

Kyle, William<br />

Lane, William<br />

Lang, Gary<br />

Lang, William<br />

Lasenby, Stuart<br />

Laszewski, David<br />

Layland, George<br />

Lemaich, John<br />

Lewis, Cecil<br />

Liabotis, Gus<br />

Littlejohn, Disney<br />

Loftus, Paul<br />

Long, Andrew<br />

Loomis, William<br />

Lovell, Donald<br />

Luxton, Robert<br />

Lyle, Ronald<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Wyoming<br />

Arkona<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

St.Marys<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Thamesford<br />

London<br />

Woodstock<br />

Straffordville<br />

Bayfield<br />

London<br />

St.Thomas<br />

Stratford<br />

Forest<br />

Strathroy<br />

Watford<br />

Zurich<br />

Bayfield<br />

Mount Elgin<br />

London<br />

London<br />

St.Marys<br />

London<br />

Ingersoll<br />

London<br />

Zurich<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Ailsa Craig<br />

London<br />

Aylmer<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

St.Marys<br />

St.Thomas<br />

Thedford<br />

Wardsville<br />

Goderich<br />

Mount Forest<br />

Lucan<br />

London<br />

St.Thomas<br />

London<br />

Ailsa Craig<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Page 22 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS

Lynk, Ehman<br />

Macdonald, Robert<br />

Macintyre, James<br />

Mackay, Donald<br />

Malizia, Dr. Mario<br />

Malpage, Douglas<br />

Martin, Kenneth<br />

Mason, Harold<br />

McBeath, Wilson<br />

McConnell, Douglas<br />

McCrimmon, Ian<br />

McDermid, Thomas<br />

McFarlane, Arthur<br />

McGregor, Robert<br />

McGugan, Hugh<br />

McIntyre, Ross<br />

McKay, Lewis<br />

McKay, William<br />

McKay, William<br />

McKee, Donald<br />

McKellar, Ian<br />

McKenzie, Morris<br />

McKnight, Ronald<br />

McLean, Jack<br />

McMurachy, David<br />

McNaughton, Harry<br />

McNaughton, Robert<br />

Mcphail, Donald<br />

McSkimmings, Richard<br />

Meadwell, Don<br />

Middlemiss, William<br />

Mitchell, Leeland<br />

Monroe, John<br />

Moor, Herbert<br />

Moore, Richard<br />

More, Chad<br />

Morgan, Douglas<br />

Morgan, Peter<br />

Morriss, Richard<br />

Muill, Daniel<br />

Mullen, Paul<br />

Murdoch, N.S.<br />

Nelms, Vernon<br />

Neve, James<br />

Nevill, L. Jack<br />

Nickerson, Raymond<br />

Ohalloran, Arthur<br />

Oliphant, Robert<br />

Oneil, Douglas<br />

Osborne, Garrick<br />

Osmond, Roy<br />

Owen, Alan<br />

Palmer, John<br />

Parfrey, John<br />

Pargeter, Jim<br />

Park, William<br />

Parker, Robert<br />



London<br />

London<br />

Belmont<br />

Ingersoll<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Dorchester<br />

London<br />

Ingersoll<br />

London<br />

London<br />

St.Thomas<br />

London<br />

St.Marys<br />

Mitchell<br />

St.Thomas<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Lakeside<br />

Simcoe<br />

London<br />

London<br />

St.Marys<br />

London<br />

St.Marys<br />

London<br />

Arva<br />

Harriston<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Lucan<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Clinton<br />

London<br />

St.Thomas<br />

St.Thomas<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Glencoe<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Woodstock<br />

St.Thomas<br />

London<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

London<br />

St.Thomas<br />

Thamesford<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Patrick, Calvin<br />

Payne, Frederick<br />

Pedden, Archibald<br />

Pelesh, Peter<br />

Pembleton, Donald<br />

Peters, Edward<br />

Peterson, Daniel<br />

Petrie, Scott<br />

Petrisor, Dr. Allan<br />

Petronis, Bernie<br />

Petrowski, Victor<br />

Phillips, Charles<br />

Polci, Gary<br />

Pole, Charles<br />

Pollock, William<br />

Potter, Brett<br />

Potter, James<br />

Potter, Orley<br />

Procunier, Donald<br />

Procunier, William<br />

Pyke, Franklyn<br />

Radloff, Dean<br />

Ragin, Murray<br />

Read, Cyril<br />

Redman, Fred<br />

Reeve, Glenn<br />

Reeves, Edward<br />

Reinhardt, Hans<br />

Richards, Charles<br />

Ricketts, Stephen<br />

Road, Adrian<br />

Roberts, Thomas<br />

Robertson, Grerar<br />

Roden, Keith<br />

Rodgers, Lloyd<br />

Ross, J.A.<br />

Routley, Larry<br />

Rouw, Tony<br />

Rudy, Robert<br />

Rushton, W.A.<br />

Saunders, Ronald<br />

Sewell, Ronald<br />

Shanahan, Paul<br />

Shaw, George<br />

Shaw, John<br />

Sherk, D.C.<br />

Shiell, Robert<br />

Sinclair, Fred<br />

Skinner, Timothy<br />

Sloman, David<br />

Sloman, Peter<br />

Smith, David<br />

Smith, William<br />

Sommers, Kenneth<br />

Speake, Victor<br />

Speir, Donald<br />

Squires, Bill<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

Strathroy<br />

Strathroy<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

St.Thomas<br />

London<br />

Woodstock<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Straffordville<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Strathroy<br />

St.Thomas<br />

Wyoming<br />

St.Thomas<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Clinton<br />

London<br />

Goderich<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Ilderton<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Woodstock<br />

Stratford<br />

London<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

London<br />

Grand Bend<br />

Morpeth<br />

Tavistock<br />

Ilderton<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Watford<br />

St.Thomas<br />

Tillsonbrrg<br />

Cottam<br />

London<br />

Bright<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Ingersoll<br />

Thorndale<br />

London<br />

Woodstock<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Stacpoole, R.A.<br />

Stankevich, Bernard<br />

Stanlake, E.B.<br />

Steen, Ralph<br />

Stewart, Allan<br />

Stewart, Douglas<br />

Storey, Ken<br />

Strain, Stuart<br />

Strong, Brian<br />

Sumner, John<br />

Sutherland, James<br />

Swayze, Robert<br />

Sweet, Timothy<br />

Thompson, Steven<br />

Tibando, Raymond<br />

Ticknor, Robert<br />

Todd, Earl<br />

Townshend, Rtrev<br />

Tri-County Insurance<br />

Tucker, Stephen<br />

Urquhart, George<br />

Vanslack, George<br />

Vanstone, William<br />

Verwolf, Cornelis<br />

Vize, William<br />

Wake, Donald<br />

Wales, Douglas<br />

Walls, J.H.<br />

Ward, Robert<br />

Warwick, Harold<br />

Washburn, Robert<br />

Watson, Charles<br />

Watt, Stewart<br />

Webber, Leslie<br />

Webster, Donald<br />

Weir, William<br />

Welch, Brenton<br />

Wilhelm, Robert<br />

Wilker, Nelson<br />

Wilkie, James<br />

Williams, Fred<br />

Wilson, Andrew<br />

Wilson, David<br />

Wise, John<br />

Worsley, Brian<br />

Wright, W.D.<br />

Yeo, Al<br />

Yoworski, Robert<br />

Yours in Faith,<br />

Charlie Pole<br />

Camel Coach President<br />

St.Thomas<br />

St.Thomas<br />

Grand Bend<br />

London<br />

St. Marys<br />

Stratford<br />

Wiarton<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

Grand Bend<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Bayfield<br />

Waterford<br />

St. Marys<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

Aylmer<br />

Woodstock<br />

Stratford<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

Kingsville<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Exeter<br />

London<br />

London<br />

St. Marys<br />

Stratford<br />

London<br />

London<br />

London<br />

Forest<br />

Clinton<br />

London<br />

Clinton<br />

London<br />

Salford<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 23

Notice of motion...<br />

I will move or cause to be moved at the next <strong>Mocha</strong> stated meeting that...<br />

1. Section 10.1 of our bylaws (fee for<br />

conferring degree) be changed from<br />

$300 to $375<br />

2. Section 10.3 (annual dues) the annual<br />

dues to <strong>Mocha</strong> Temple (not including<br />

hospital levy or per capita tax to Imperial)<br />

be changed to $71<br />

Submitted by Noble Barry Snider, Chief Rabban<br />

Ken Sommers<br />

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(519) 742-5808 Fax<br />

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Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated<br />

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Independently Owned and Operated<br />

Proudly serving London Families<br />

and businesses since 1938.<br />

Posno Flower Service Ltd.<br />

One Cathcart Street at Bruce<br />

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519-434-2132 or 800-668-9359<br />

Visit us online at www.posnoflowers.ca<br />

5% of flower sales for local delivery<br />

by <strong>Mocha</strong> Temple members will be donated to the <strong>Mocha</strong> Temple<br />

MacKewn,<br />

MW<br />

Winder LLP<br />

Lawyers<br />

“Lawyers that mean Business”<br />

Corporation & Business Law, Commercial<br />

Litigation & Negotiations, Real Estate Law,<br />

Wills & Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning,<br />

Probate & Administration<br />

C. Fred MacKewn - E. Dixon Winder<br />

Phone: (519) 672-2040 Fax: (519) 672-6583<br />

300-376 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3C7<br />

Elite Ltd. Brokerage<br />

Each brokerage independently owned and operated<br />

515 Wellington Rd. South<br />

Unit #7<br />

London, ON N6C 4R3<br />

Direct: 519-902-7811<br />

Bus: 519-649-6900<br />

Fax: 519-649-6933<br />

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Mark Gordon<br />

Sales Representative<br />



John Rozeluk<br />

1570 Hyde Park Road<br />

London, ON N6H 5L5<br />

Tel 519 471-6900<br />

Fax 519 471-8188<br />

E-Mail: john@rozelukandcompany.ca<br />

Page 24 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS

Omar Temple 111<br />

Daughters of the Nile<br />

by Audrey J. Stubbs<br />

Message from Queen Fran Hustler<br />

Thrills! excitement! Simply<br />

fantastic!, as Queen Fran of<br />

Omar No. 111, we have a<br />

plan," Omar will shine in<br />

<strong>2009</strong>".<br />

Special Thanks to<br />

Illustrious Sir Potentate<br />

Kevin Wilson, and the<br />

Divan, and their Ladies,<br />

for their attendance at our<br />

installation ceremonies.<br />

Our goals include friendship, and fun as we<br />

direct our sincere support, and efforts to our<br />

charity, The Shrine Children. We as Canadian<br />

Temples of the Daughters of the Nile, celebrate<br />

our great achievement, that of being "First" to<br />

reach the 3 Million Dollar donation level to<br />

Shriner's Hospitals. A Commemorative<br />

Ceremony will be held this summer at the<br />

Montreal Hospital, and a plaque will be placed<br />

to honor this great achievement.<br />

We are so proud of this endeavor.<br />

Our theme this year is "Autumn's Splendor",<br />

and in June <strong>2009</strong>, Omar No. 111 achieve<br />

another First as we host the Supreme Session,<br />

in London, and Supreme Royal Queen Vesta<br />

Marshall, will be crowned Supreme Queen of<br />

all Temples of the Daughters of the Nile.<br />

Noble John (Jack) Spence Named Honouree<br />

for the <strong>2009</strong> <strong>Mocha</strong> Spring Ceremonial<br />

Congratulations Vesta!,<br />

watch out for falling<br />

Maple Leaves, which will<br />

be falling all around us, as<br />

we transform London, the<br />

Forest City, into London<br />

the Autumn Maple City for <strong>2009</strong><br />

Please join Queen Fran Hustler at the<br />

Montreal Hospital. Travel in the comfort and<br />

relaxation of Via Rail from London to<br />

Montreal.<br />

Train leaves London Friday July 16th. at 7:49<br />

AM, and Arrive in Montreal at 5:04 PM<br />

The Montreal Main Train Station is located in<br />

the lower level of the Fairmont Queen<br />

Elizabeth Hotel, making check-in so easy.(no<br />

Taxi required)<br />

The Shrine Hospital is located 2.5 miles from<br />

the Hotel and a Saturday morning visit has<br />

been arranged, which of course leaves us<br />

plenty of time shop, explore the City, and<br />

enjoy the sights.<br />

Boarding the train for the home trip will take<br />

place on Sunday July 19th. at 11:45 AM, and<br />

you will be back in London before 9:00 PM.<br />

Come and enjoy.<br />

Pr. Badoius and Don<br />

Officers <strong>2009</strong><br />

Install Board<br />

Pr. Royal<br />

Pr. Tirgah<br />

Noble Wilbur Tofflemire Named Honouree<br />

for the <strong>2009</strong> <strong>Mocha</strong> Spring Ceremonial<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 25

Spring Ceremonial<br />

L E A M I N G T O N , O N T .<br />

Friday, June 12th&<br />

<strong>2009</strong><br />

Saturday, June 13th<br />

HOSTED BY — Sun Parlour Shrine Club<br />


of<br />

EVENTS<br />

<strong>2009</strong><br />

Friday, June 12<br />

at Leamington Marina Pavillion<br />

5:00-7:00 p.m. Candidates Registration<br />

5:00-8:00 p.m. Fish Fry<br />

8:00-12:00 p.m. Dancing<br />

Saturday, June 13<br />

at Leamington Kinsman Recreational Complex (Heinz Arena)<br />

8:00-9:00 a.m. Candidates Registration<br />

9:30 a.m. Temple Opens...Presentations, etc. (Ladies Invited)<br />

10:45 a.m. Transportation for Ladies to Pelee Days Inn for Luncheon<br />

(Transportation to parade route at 1:30 p.m.)<br />

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Nobles First Section<br />

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Nobles and Candidates Luncheon<br />

1:00 p.m. Transportation to Parade Lineup (Candidates and Ladies)<br />

2:00 p.m. Parade-from Roma Club, west on Seacliff Drive, right on Erie<br />

St., left on Georgia St., left on Sherk St. to Recreation Complex<br />

3:30 p.m. Nobles Second Section (Recreation Complex)<br />

5:00 p.m. Fezzing Ceremony (Recreation Complex) Ladies<br />

7:00 p.m. Potentate’s Bash at Roma Club (NOTE: bus pick up for Ladies<br />

from three major hotels and Rec. Ctr. only - Pelee Days Inn,<br />

Comfort Inn, Howard Johnson’s)<br />

Page 26 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS

Accomodations<br />


to check for cancellations<br />

Tel: 519-326-8646<br />

Toll Free: 1-800-300-2696<br />


to check for cancellations<br />

Tel: 519-326-9071<br />

Toll Free: 1-800-4choice<br />


(Formally Ramada)<br />

Rooms Available<br />

Tel: 519-325-0260<br />

$100 per night (2 nights)<br />

$125 for one night<br />


Tel: 519-326-4425<br />

Rooms Available $75/night<br />


Tel: 519-326-4452<br />

Rooms Available $75/night<br />


Tel: 519-733-6531<br />

Rooms Available $69/night and up<br />

438 County Rd. 20, Kingsville, ON<br />


Tel: 519-326-2936<br />

$90 per night, tax included with<br />

full breakfast<br />


Tel: 519-325-1156<br />

Tickets<br />



$15<br />

(Broasted Chicken, Potatoes,<br />

Coleslaw, Buns, Coffee)<br />


(Lady Barbara’s Favourite)<br />

$25<br />

FISH FRY<br />

(Yellow Perch, Frech Fries, $15<br />

Coleslaw, Tea, Coffee)<br />


(Roast Beef, City Chicken, Penne,<br />

$30<br />

Vegetables, Salad, Buns, Dessert, Coffee, Tea)<br />


Albuna Townline<br />

Inquiries Contact<br />

General Chairman<br />

NOBLE<br />

Tel: 519-839-4089<br />

JOHN (BUD) JACKSON Fax: 519-839-6194<br />

email: budmar@gosfieldtel.com<br />

Registration Form<br />

Cheque payable to “<strong>Mocha</strong> Spring Ceremonial <strong>2009</strong>”<br />

Mail to: Noble Jim Valley, 900 Bayview Ave.,<br />

Kingsville, ON N9Y 3M2 Tel: 519-733-9374<br />

NAME:<br />

Wilkinson Dr.<br />

Talbot St.<br />

Oak St.<br />

ADDRESS:<br />

PHONE #:<br />


MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 27<br />

5<br />

7<br />

Sherk St.<br />

Hwy 20 (Seacliffe Dr.)<br />

To Kingsville<br />

8<br />

Erie St.<br />

Georgia St.<br />

Parade Route - Roma Club<br />

parking lot, Seacliffe Dr. to<br />

Erie St. to Georgia St. to<br />

Sherk St. to Leamington<br />

Kinsmen Rec. Complex<br />

4<br />

Hwy 77<br />

To 401<br />

12<br />

11<br />

2<br />

6<br />

Bevel Line<br />

Robson Rd.<br />

3<br />

1 Pelee Days Inn<br />

2 Roma Club<br />

3 Marina & Pavillion<br />

4 Comfort Inn<br />

Leamington Kinsmen<br />

5<br />

Recreation Complex<br />

6 Town n’ Country Motel<br />

7 Sunparlour Motel<br />

8 Howard Johnson’s<br />

Sturgeon Woods<br />

9<br />

Campground<br />

10 Erie Shores B&B<br />

11 Shopping Mall<br />

12 Uptown Shopping<br />

1<br />

10<br />

9<br />

Mersea Rd.



January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008<br />

The year 2008 began with the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for<br />

Children – Erie, facing numerous challenges. The<br />

absence of full-time pediatric orthopedic surgeons<br />

and a workforce reduction of 39 full-time equivalent<br />

employees in January saw the hospital focus on new<br />

operational strategies and procedures. Quality<br />

outpatient, inpatient and rehab medical services<br />

continued to be provided to the thousands of children<br />

served by the facility. In fact, 2008 saw a record<br />

number of new patients accepted for medical care at<br />

the Erie <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital and other key volumes<br />

increased as well.<br />


In January, William F. Schrantz, M.D., a pediatric<br />

orthopedic surgeon on staff at the Philadelphia<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children, began seeing<br />

patients at the Erie <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital three days a<br />

week. In addition, Joao Tavares, M.D., who retired in<br />

July 2005 as the hospital’s assistant chief of staff,<br />

returned part-time to assist with patient care. Along<br />

with Karl Frankovitch, M.D., emeritus chief of staff,<br />

Kerry Armet, M.D., the hospital’s full-time<br />

pediatrician, and numerous part-time physicians from<br />

the region, the Erie <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital continued to<br />

provide specialized orthopedic care to its patients.<br />

In fact, many of the key volume statistics for 2008<br />

reflected increases from 2007. For example, during<br />

2008, there were 11,401 patient visits to the hospital’s<br />

Outpatient areas, up from 10,784 in 2007. The rehab<br />

areas also maintained busy schedules, seeing more<br />

that 4,800 patient visits in physical therapy and more<br />

than 2,600 patient visits in occupational therapy (both<br />

increases over 2007).<br />

Some 600 surgeries were performed in 2008 and the<br />

Radiology Department conducted more than 7,800<br />

procedures (decreases from 2007).<br />

New patient applications approved in 2008 set a hospital<br />

record of 2,511. This broke the previous record<br />

of 2,383 set in 2006 and surpassed the 2007 figure of<br />

2,263 new applications.<br />


Patient satisfaction has always been of the utmost<br />

importance at <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children – Erie.<br />

Like all <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals, Erie uses the Press Ganey<br />

company to gather patient satisfaction scores.<br />

Press Ganey is the premier patient satisfaction<br />

survey company and is used by hospitals throughout<br />

the United States.<br />

Although the staff faced many challenges in 2008,<br />

patient satisfaction scores remained high. The<br />

overall year-end scores for the Erie <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital<br />

continued to be exceptional for both inpatient and<br />

outpatient services.<br />

On the inpatient side, scores were particularly high in<br />

such areas as nursing care, room cleanliness, staff<br />

courtesy, physician care, discharge process, patient<br />

privacy issues and recommending the hospital to<br />

others.<br />

Outpatient services scored well in many areas such<br />

as patient privacy, facility comfort, friendliness of the<br />

staff, radiology services, technical skills of the staff<br />

and likelihood of recommending the hospital to<br />

others.<br />

The Erie <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital adopted the industry-wide<br />

emphasis on patient safety and infection control,<br />

initiating programs and practices to enhance staff<br />

understanding of these key issues. These efforts<br />

created not only a safe environment for children, but<br />

resulted in a hospital acquired infection rate of less<br />

than 1%.<br />


For the fourth year in a row, donations to the Erie<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital topped the $1 million mark in 2008,<br />

with the hospital receiving $1.1 million in funds. This<br />

success is a direct result of the fund-raising efforts of<br />

the 13 Shrine Centers affiliated with the Erie hospital,<br />

as well as community fund-raising programs, grants,<br />

estate planning and ongoing community awareness<br />

activities.<br />

In 2008, the Erie <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital had a total budget<br />

of $15,303,651. Hard work combined with sound<br />

fiscal management allowed the hospital to successfully<br />

meet the needs of our patients and families.<br />

Medical excellence and fiscal stewardship continue<br />

to be emphasized at <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children -<br />

Erie. As the staff seeks new ways to do things<br />

better, they remain committed to seeing that the<br />

patients receive the best medical care available in a<br />

family-centered environment. Everyone continues to<br />

work with the <strong>Shriners</strong> and community groups to<br />

enhance contributions to the hospital and identify<br />

children who may benefit from its services.<br />

At the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children, Erie, the spirit<br />

of commitment and team work has never been<br />

stronger.<br />

Bob Howden,<br />

MS Director of Public Relations<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children, Erie<br />

(814) 875-8782<br />

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The Story of the<br />

"Editorial<br />

Without<br />

Words"<br />

The photo known as the "Editorial Without Words" is probably one of the<br />

best recognized symbols of <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals, yet it was taken almost by<br />

accident. Randy Dieter, the photographer, recalled that in 1970, he had<br />

been on assignment covering Hadi Temple's annual outing for<br />

handicapped children at the now-defunct Mesker Amusement Park in<br />

Evansville, Indiana.<br />

"I was taking shots of the midway and was using my telephone lens,"<br />

Dieter said. "I saw a local Shriner walking by carrying a little girl in one<br />

hand and her crutches in the other. My camera wouldn't fire. Then they<br />

were too close for my lens. I ran past them, but the camera jammed. I had<br />

to take my last shot as they walked by. It was the end of the roll. If I had<br />

to think about it, I wouldn't have come up with something like that. Fate<br />

guides you.<br />

"It still seems unreal," said Bobbi Jo Wright, the little girl in the photo. "I<br />

have many wonderful memories of the years I was a patient at the St.<br />

Louis <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital and remember all the fun activities. I was born<br />

with cerebral palsy, which resulted in many orthopaedic problems that<br />

made walking difficult. I had many surgeries at the St. Louis Hospital.<br />

They greatly improved my ability to walk."<br />

Bobbi Jo received her B.A. in English from Anderson University. She is<br />

active in her church and teaches Sunday School. "I use a cane when I go<br />

shopping," she said. "If I'm walking on grassy areas, I use crutches."<br />

Today, the famous photo is an integral part of the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals<br />

logo, and has been reproduced on stained-glass windows, mosaics, tie<br />

tacs, pins, and in statues. A larger-than-life replica of the "Editorial<br />

Without Words" stands outside the International Shrine Headquarters<br />

building in Tampa. Photographer Randy Dieter presently serves as<br />

graphics editor for the Kentucky Post.<br />

The Shriner who was unexpectedly immortalized carrying Bobby Joe was<br />

Al Hortman. Formerly of Evansville and now living in Georgia. Above in<br />

the original photo is Hortman's daughter, Laura, who was herself a<br />

patient at the <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital in St. Louis. After Laura began receiving<br />

treatment at <strong>Shriners</strong>, Hortman jointed the Shrine.<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 29


<strong>Mocha</strong> Motor Corps 6th Annual Shride<br />

Motorcycle Charity Ride<br />

for Children<br />

Supporting the <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> Paediatric Orthopaedic Telemedicine Service and <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals/Charities<br />

Sunday, August 23, <strong>2009</strong><br />

Donate $35 or Ride<br />

FREE with $100<br />

in Pledges<br />

Pledge forms available at<br />

the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre<br />

468 Colborne St., London<br />

just north of Queen St.<br />

or<br />

Register Online<br />

at<br />

www.shride.com<br />


Bring another couple or a group and enjoy the ride together!<br />

Ride begins at<br />

the Womens & Childrens Hospital<br />

(now under construction)<br />

at LHSC Victoria Hospital, Wellington Rd. at Baseline<br />

<br />

Free coffee and bagels<br />

SHRIDE Departure<br />

Ride through beautiful Southwestern Ontario<br />

1:30pm - 5:00pm prizes, refreshments, entertainment<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre<br />

Free Barbeque lunch for all riders<br />

<br />

<strong>2009</strong><br />


Page 30 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> MOCHA NEWS

AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

AROUND<br />

"Deepest<br />

Thanks from<br />

the bottom of<br />

my heart, Ann"<br />

Nobles, my family and I<br />

wish to extend a heartfelt<br />

thanks to each and<br />

everyone, for all the<br />

cards, phone calls, visits<br />

and flowers. Thanks also<br />

for the beautiful floral<br />

arrangements at the<br />

service, from the Past<br />

Potentates, and also from the Divan. We are also so<br />

grateful for the generous and plentiful donations made to<br />

the Shrine, and to the Children's Hospitals, this was<br />

Dave's wish and he would have been very moved by your<br />

endeavors.<br />

The Shrine family meant so much to us, and added so<br />

much depth, to our lives.<br />

A special thanks to Dimitri and Helen for the lovely<br />

reception held after the service.<br />

Thank you all for enriching Dave's time with us.<br />

God Bless Ann Sloman and family<br />

The ladies keep the office running smoothly<br />

L-R Susan Rock, Jody Axford, Sharron Miller<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>May</strong> <strong>2009</strong> Page 31

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