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<strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> 2/2/10 9:01 AM Page 1<br />

VOL. 33 NO. 1 LONDON, ONTARIO FEBRUARY <strong>2010</strong><br />

PM #40010349<br />

Barry, Cheryl, Tori<br />

& Aaron Snider

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Canadian Publications Mail Product Sales Agreement #40010349<br />

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

www.mochashriners.org Published 4 times a year<br />

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

while promoting our commitment to children and the interests of<br />

<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:<br />

Sharron Miller, Susan Rock and Jody Axford<br />

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

Phone: 519-672-1391 mochashriners@rogers.com<br />

Fax: 519-672-7723 Lounge: 519-672-2043<br />

ELECTED DIVAN <strong>2010</strong> <br />

Potentate: Barry Snider 519-885-2076<br />

barry.snider@sympatico.com Lady Cheryl<br />

Chief Rabban: Jack Cummins 519-353-5556<br />

hicumming@brucetelecom.com Lady Helen<br />

Assistant Rabban: David Ficklin 519-451-6724<br />

ficks@rogers.com Lady Pat<br />

High Priest & Prophet: Rob Parker 519-680-0032<br />

parkerrob@rogers.com Lady Deb<br />

Oriental Guide: Gary Maycock 519-353-4808<br />

gmaycock@bmts.com Lady Ann<br />

Treasurer: Dave Fahrner, PP 519-641-4998<br />

fahrner@sympatico.ca Lady Susan<br />

Recorder: Jeff Brown 519-285-2042<br />

2.browns@rogers.com Lady Lynne<br />


First Ceremonial Master: Jim Thomsen 519-495-1882<br />

jimmyjobillybob@rogers.com Lady Deb<br />

Second Ceremonial Master: David Astle 519-537-3355<br />

david.astle@sympatico.ca Lady Judy<br />

Director: Tommy Hill 519-268-2409<br />

hill@sympatico.ca Lady Cheryl<br />

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

craig.kealey@brucepower.com Lady Sue<br />

Captain of the Guard: Don Moeser 519-576-3257<br />

donmoeser@rogers.com Lady Brenda<br />

Guard: Lloyd Wiebe 519-623-1671<br />

noblewiebe@gmail.com Lady Bonnie<br />


Chaplain/Donor Relations: Rev. Canon Michael Farr<br />

519-396-8284 morkfarr@bmts.com Lady Kathleen<br />

Assistant Chaplain: Rev. Gordon Simmons 519-344-1983<br />

simmons.gord@gmail.com<br />

Chief Aide: Rollie Galbraith 519-653-4444<br />

jeanrol@conestoga.net Lady Jeannie<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> News Editor: Dennis Cook 519-842-3064<br />

thecooks@sympatico.ca Lady Diane<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> News Advertising & Promotion: John Davidson<br />

519-657-1303 cell: 519-639-8349<br />

johndavidson@rogers.com Lady Cathy<br />

Attorney: C. Fred MacKewn Jr. 519-672-2171 x228<br />

fmackewn@mwk.on.ca<br />

Financial Review: John Rozeluk 519-471-6900<br />

john@rozelukandcompany.ca Lady Joanne<br />

Inside Facility Manager: Bent ANdersen 519-672-7408<br />

krisandbent@porchlight.ca Lady Kris<br />

Outside Facility Manager: Jim MacFadden 519-660-0185<br />

jimandmarilynmcf@sympatico.ca Lady Marilyn<br />

Pubic Relations: Paul Smith 519-637-3396<br />

pjsmith@pjsmithassoc.ca Lady Terry<br />

Piper: Wilson McBeath 519-485-3496<br />

Photographer: Randy Dunlop 519-264-2964<br />

rdphoto@rogers.com Lady Valerie<br />

Insurance: Paul Shillignton, Jim Sutherland,<br />

John Wise, C. Fred Mackewn<br />

The <strong>2010</strong> <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Installation has<br />

been completed<br />

and it is hard to<br />

express my gratitude<br />

to the many<br />

who attended.<br />

The warm wishes<br />

and extremely<br />

generous words<br />

that were shared<br />

with Cheryl and I made it a very<br />

touching and memorable night. Rather<br />

than unintentionally slight anyone, may<br />

I offer to all a heartfelt thank you.<br />

Now the real works begins. I envision a<br />

new beginning for those now in the fraternity<br />

and those who would consider<br />

joining our ranks. There are many critical<br />

issues we need to address, and with<br />

your help, I am prepared to offer solutions<br />

for the greater good of <strong>Mocha</strong>.<br />

I believe that change is necessary, and I<br />

commit to you that I have the courage<br />

to initiate substantive and reasonable<br />

change while at the same time<br />

maintaining those same principles that<br />

have made us great.<br />

Always remember this: If we do what<br />

we have always done - we will get what<br />

we have always gotten!<br />

However, no matter how much each and<br />

every one of us loves this great<br />

fraternity, we cannot overlook the need<br />

to conduct it as a business and also a fraternity<br />

that mirrors the times we live in.<br />

There are financial responsibilities to<br />

Potentate’s Report<br />

be considered concerning the costs of<br />

running our beautiful building. Our<br />

expenses have risen dramatically and<br />

our revenues have equally decreased.<br />

Part of the reason is that our dues and<br />

fees are not current with the rising<br />

economy, more than likely because we<br />

did not want to place another barrier to<br />

gaining new members and keeping<br />

current members. However, this cannot<br />

continue, and the solution lies either in<br />

raising dues or in doing a much better<br />

job of bringing new members into our<br />

fraternity.<br />

We will not always agree on the issues,<br />

but I assure each of you that all<br />

decisions that I make will be intended<br />

to make <strong>Mocha</strong> more contemporary to<br />

the time in which we are living and also<br />

better positioned for future success.<br />

The good of this fraternity must<br />

transcend all personal thoughts, ideas<br />

or opinions.<br />

I hope in some small way I can give<br />

back to each of you, <strong>Mocha</strong> and the<br />

Shrine and continue to make us the<br />

number one fraternal organization who<br />

continue to help children, remembering<br />

to have FUN while never forgetting our<br />

Masonic principles of<br />

brotherly love, relief and<br />

truth.<br />

Lets make <strong>2010</strong> a beary,<br />

beary good year<br />

Yours in the Faith<br />

Barry Snider, Potentate<br />

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



The <strong>Mocha</strong> Office is requesting a schedule of<br />

bookings from all the clubs and units of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

for their regular meetings, special events, etc..<br />

as soon as possible. Our calendar is quickly<br />

filling up for <strong>2010</strong> and we want to accommodate<br />

each club or unit as best as possible.<br />

Please submit your dates and room choices in<br />

writing by email mochashriners1@rogers.com,<br />

fax 519-672-7723 or drop into the office.<br />

For those clubs and units that<br />

have already done so – THANK YOU!!<br />

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Recorder’s Corner<br />

by Jeff Brown<br />

Another Christmas Season has come and<br />

gone and I hope everyone had an opportunity<br />

to enjoy the season to its fullest. We are<br />

now looking forward to the onset of spring<br />

(the sooner the better, I hope) and renewed<br />

vigour in fundraising efforts for our<br />

approved philanthropies.<br />

Donations for the Shrine Hospitals for Children were down significantly<br />

in 2009 and that could be a reflection of the downturn in<br />

our economy among other things. But despite all the doom and<br />

gloom, we had some good news that our Telemedicine project is<br />

well ahead of schedule. Our Patient Transportation Fund is<br />

holding its own for the time being and we hope this situation will<br />

improve this coming year. Additional guidelines for payments from<br />

this Fund will be issued this year to ensure everyone knows more<br />

about the ground rules, including our patient families.<br />

Membership dues continue to roll in for <strong>2010</strong> and although there<br />

has been a good response, we still have an unacceptable number<br />

of Nobles facing suspension again this year. There does not seem<br />

to be any consistent reason for this so we will need to redouble our<br />

efforts through our Membership Committee to reverse this trend.<br />

We welcomed our new Potentate, Illustrious Sir Barry Snider at his<br />

Installation on January 8th to be our leader in the 102nd year of<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong>. His inaugural speech was very noteworthy and<br />

I'm sure the over 200 guests present that evening were duly<br />

Chaplain’s Chat<br />

Dear Nobles,<br />

A few short days ago our Potentate<br />

Barry Snider in his inaugural address<br />

spoke of the importance of working<br />

together to build up our fraternity and to<br />

accomplish the goals that we hope to<br />

achieve. In an age where there appears<br />

to be a lot of "me-ism", it is all the more<br />

important to remember the words of<br />

John F. Kennedy, whom I will<br />

paraphrase by saying, "Ask not what the Shrine can do for you, but<br />

ask what you can do for the Shrine."<br />

In the letters of Paul to the early church, notably in Romans 12, 1<br />

Corinthians 12, and Ephesians 4, he speaks of the importance of<br />

unity and working together. He likens the membership to the<br />

human body and says that every member is integral to the body as<br />

a whole, even those parts that are not seen. I would suggest that<br />

impressed with his<br />

candour and vision for<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> in <strong>2010</strong>. We all<br />

need to work together<br />

in achieve the goals<br />

before us this year.<br />

Congratulations are due<br />

to all the members of the<br />

Divan installed that night especially our newest member, Oriental<br />

Guide, Noble Gary Maycock from Paisley, ON.<br />

Our winter season will see your elected Divan carrying out a busy<br />

schedule of Installations and Club & Unit visits over the next few<br />

months. We will also be having a Club & Unit Information Day on<br />

March 27th to give all our Clubs and Units an opportunity to get<br />

together and learn first hand some of the rules, protocols and<br />

details that affect us as <strong>Shriners</strong>. It also gives you the chance to<br />

bring in your questions and hopefully create a meaningful dialogue<br />

for all to learn from during the day. More details will follow.<br />

Let's continue to work together to achieve our goals in<br />

<strong>2010</strong>. Hard work and perseverance will<br />

pay dividends for us all in the end.<br />

Remember, as our Imperial<br />

Potentate Jack Jones says, “UNITY<br />

WINS”!<br />

the Noble who works quietly behind the scenes is just as important<br />

as the visible high profile member and needs to be recognized and<br />

encouraged by being heard and listened to. Often times, such quiet<br />

members have excellent ideas that are ignored. I did a<br />

funeral a while ago for a quiet Noble who was greatly admired by<br />

the local school systems because he was the quiet face of the Shrine<br />

who built a relationship with teachers and students alike by<br />

collecting pop cans and speaking at the schools. At his memorial<br />

service staff and students were present to pay tribute. A man with<br />

no children of his own had tens of children. Each Shriner is<br />

important; each has a role to play. Everyone is an important part<br />

of the body and must do his part. The Divan cannot do its work<br />

without the support of the membership. The work cannot be completed<br />

without the support of each noble and each noble must be,<br />

like my friend, an ambassador, an example to the world. May each<br />

of us do our part in serving our God, our family, our country, and<br />

our fraternity always bearing in mind that we are one in the body.<br />

Shalom<br />

Gordon Simmons<br />


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APRIL 15<br />

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❖ Erie Bus Trip<br />

❖ My Little Can<br />

❖ Info on Imperial Session<br />

❖ Imperial Plan for Haiti<br />

Dennis<br />

COOK<br />

editor<br />

Nobles:<br />

As I write this article January is pretty well behind<br />

us, and as a Truck Driver, I would have to say this<br />

winter has been excellent so far, and maybe we can<br />

keep it that way.<br />

I sincerely hope everyone had a good Christmas<br />

and New Year, and that all are enjoying good health.<br />

I sure appreciate the Clubs and Units who are<br />

forwarding articles to me, my job would be in<br />

jeopardy without your input, in this issue you will<br />

see a request from the girls in the Office asking<br />

Clubs and Units to give them information about<br />

upcoming events in your respective areas, please<br />

respond to their request.<br />

On a different note my Father Walter Cook will be<br />

receiving his well deserved 50 year pin on Sat.<br />

Feb.13/<strong>2010</strong> in Frederick Lodge No. 217 in Delhi,<br />

at 10:00 am. Please attend if you are able.<br />

Nobles I hope you are planning to attend the<br />

Imperial Session in Toronto this year (more info<br />

inside this issue,) and if you are going I have a<br />

room for the week, with Twin Beds, and if you need<br />

to stay a night or two, or whatever, please give<br />

me a call, and we can work out a satisfactory<br />

agreement.<br />

Keep those Cards, Letters, and E-mails coming.<br />

Dennis<br />

Upcoming <strong>Mocha</strong> Events<br />


Potentates Ball April 24, <strong>2010</strong><br />

Spring Ceremonial June 4 & 5, <strong>2010</strong><br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Vegas Getaway October 14-17, <strong>2010</strong><br />


Feb 12 Alumini Installation <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Feb 18-20 GLSA Rockford, IL<br />

Feb. 27 NoN Supreme Queen London Hilton<br />

MARCH<br />

March 10 Stated Meeting <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

March 21 Daughters of Nile Dufferin Hall,<br />

Installation<br />

London<br />

March 27 <strong>Mocha</strong> Club Info <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Seminar<br />

APRIL<br />

April 12 Pal <strong>Mocha</strong> Inst. OV Palmerston<br />

Legion<br />

April 15 Aylmer OV Aylmer<br />

Masonic Lodge<br />

April 16 London SC Shrimpfest <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

April 19 Bruce Inst. OV Governors Inn<br />

April 22 Stratford Avon OV Army Navy<br />

Stratford<br />

April 24 <strong>Mocha</strong> Potentates Ball London Hilton<br />

MAY<br />

May 1 Stratford Avon Stratford Arena<br />

Chicken BBQ<br />

May 7 Lambton Official Visit Sarnia<br />

Masonic Lodge<br />

May 10 Waterloo OV Waterloo<br />

Masonic Lodge<br />

Lots of articles from Clubs<br />

and Units. Lots of pictures.<br />

❖ Thanks from Children’s<br />

Health Foundation<br />

❖ Meet the New Divan<br />

❖ Request for Upcoming Events<br />

from the Girls in the Office<br />

Page 4 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> MOCHA NEWS

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Every child looks forward to waking up on Christmas<br />

morning. Year after year (just like Santa!) members<br />

of the <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> visit Children's Hospital,<br />

London Health Sciences Centre, to deliver toys and<br />

ensure the kids can wake up with a smile!<br />

Thank you <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> - for your generous<br />

spirits, and for your years of partnership with<br />

Children's Health Foundation and Children's<br />

Hospital. Your kindness brings much more than toys<br />

and games. Every year you give the gift of joy and<br />

laughter to kids and families who can't be home for<br />

the holidays.<br />

Submitted by Children's Health Foundation<br />

Members of the London Shrine Club and <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Concert Band Unit delivered toys this past Christmas<br />

with the help of Santa, the staff of Children's<br />

Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, and<br />

special visitors from the Vancouver Organizing<br />

Committee for the <strong>2010</strong> Olympic and Paralympic<br />

Winter Games (VANOC).<br />

Visit to London<br />

Children’s Hospital<br />

Christmas Morning<br />

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<strong>2010</strong> <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Potentate Tie<br />

Get your custom made<br />

<strong>2010</strong> Potentates tie<br />

Made exclusively for<br />

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

$25.00 each<br />

Available in regular<br />

or extra long<br />

All proceeds donated to<br />

MSPOTS<br />

Available from the Potentates office<br />

Call Barry Snider<br />

519 885-2076<br />

519 672-1391<br />

barry.snider@sympatico.ca<br />

or orders only can be taken through<br />

the <strong>Mocha</strong> office<br />


…is looking for<br />

new members!<br />

If you have an interest in becoming a<br />

member of the <strong>Mocha</strong> Motor Corps unit, one of<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong>'s Great Parade units, plan to attend our spring<br />

“New Member Information Meeting and Parade Practice”<br />

Both Motorcycle Rider members who wish to join our<br />

Motorcycle parade group (any size/color motorcycle) and<br />

Social Members (non motorcycle riders) to assist with<br />

SHRIDE are welcome!<br />

Low annual dues. Uniforms provided. Great Fellowship.<br />

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Henry, Secretary<br />

519-281-1301 randyhenry@rogers.com<br />

Page 6 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> MOCHA NEWS

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New Executive<br />

Tillsonburg Shrine Club<br />

L-R Nobles<br />

Pres. Bob Smith, 1st.<br />

Vice Bob Lozon, 2nd.<br />

Vice Jerry Rasokas,<br />

Treasurer Dave Dodsley,<br />

Trustee Don Millman,<br />

Sec. John Stanbridge.<br />

Tillsonburg Shrine<br />

Club Installation L-R<br />

Potentate Kevin Wilson,<br />

President Bob Smith.<br />

Being sworn in as<br />

Directors<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children Pediatric Specialty Care<br />

Douglas E. Maxwell, President and CEO dmaxwell@shrinenet.org<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children ~ Response to the Earthquake Disaster in Haiti<br />

Dear Nobles,<br />

As I am sure you are aware… Haiti received a<br />

devastating earthquake on Tuesday of last week. The<br />

next day, I had a request from our Philadelphia<br />

Hospital’s Chairman of the Board of Governors,<br />

(which currently has a clinical presence in the<br />

Caribbean), for permission to help the children from<br />

Haiti…and of course that was given.<br />

We also had one of our Boston surgeons, Dr. Robert<br />

Sheridan, down in Haiti doing “Humanitarian Work”<br />

when the quake occurred. Here is an excerpt from<br />

his message back to us via our Vice President of<br />

Medical Affairs…Dr. Peter Armstrong.<br />

Don’t we have “Great” people taking care of our<br />

children?…<br />

Our <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals will be helping the Children<br />

of Haiti by following the disaster management<br />

procedures as set forth by our Federal, State and<br />

local relief agencies, such as the Red Cross.<br />

Our Staff believes it is best that we participate in<br />

this relief effort as…“Receiving Hospitals”…for<br />

those children requiring…“post acute”…<br />

orthopedic pediatric care.<br />

Very soon…we expect our hospitals will start to be<br />

asked to accept patients from Haiti… “after their<br />

Dear Peter:<br />

There is a huge opportunity for SHC to help young<br />

Haitians, especially over the long haul. There will be<br />

large number of young amputees from this disaster.<br />

Most children with head and torso injuries have died.<br />

The survivors I'm seeing have devastating extremity<br />

injuries, usually isolated, that require amputation.<br />

No one in the world provides better care to young<br />

amputees than <strong>Shriners</strong>. Perhaps by creating a<br />

program to train Haitians in prosthetic fabrication<br />

and amputee training, SHC could make a unique and<br />

durable difference..I'd love to be part of such an<br />

effort.<br />

Best Regards, Rob<br />

initial care”… either in Haiti or some other primary<br />

trauma center… <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals is well<br />

prepared to participate in that next level of<br />

treatment. We expect these very needy children<br />

will come through the “Normal Humanitarian”<br />

channels… including via Haitian- American citizens.<br />

I ask all of you to continue to keep the people of<br />

Haiti in your thoughts and prayers during this most<br />

difficult time.<br />

Yours in the Faith, Douglas E. Maxwell<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals for Children<br />

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What’s Happening in the Units!<br />

News from the Keystone Kops Unit<br />

The Keystone Kops the newest Unit established<br />

within <strong>Mocha</strong> Centre is still seeking<br />

recruits for its membership.<br />

Come join & enjoy the fun & fellowship to put<br />

a smile on the faces of children & seniors.<br />

Contact Chief Dean Bauer at 519.756.2670 or<br />

Sid Copperthwaite at 519.753.7319<br />

Many Thanks Dennis & a Very Happy New<br />

Year to you & yours.<br />

Yours in the Faith<br />

Sid Copperthwaite<br />

Greeters Unit<br />

On Thursday November 26/09 the Greeters Unit held their annual Christmas Dinner, and the Nobles and their<br />

Lady's enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by that great purveyor of fine food Dimitri, and great fellowship in<br />

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

At the election of Officers the following were elected:<br />

President: Ken Hill<br />

Vice Pres: Keith Hoggard<br />

Sec-Trea: Don Hodgins<br />

Directors: Dixon Winder & Jack Gurd<br />

Auditor: Ken Butler<br />

Appointments:<br />

Membership & Telephone: Dave Hopper<br />

Publicity:<br />

Steve Ricketts<br />

Special Funds:<br />

Jack Gurd<br />

Greeters & Parades: Dave Hopper<br />

We were also delighted to welcome Noble Jim Hignett, and<br />

Lady Nancy into our group.. We are always looking for new<br />

members if you are interested please call Dave Hopper at<br />

519-471-7851.<br />

Submitted by Noble Dave Ricketts<br />

Noble President Ken Hill and Lady Marion<br />

with new greeter Noble Jim Hignett<br />

and Lady Nancy.<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Greeters pose after Christmas Dinner.<br />

The Greeter's Ladies after Christmas<br />

dinner 2009<br />

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What’s Happening in the Units!<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Love Bugs<br />

Another year has passed and here we are<br />

in <strong>2010</strong> already. Once again we enjoyed a<br />

successful year selling the “Christmas<br />

Goodies” and promoting Shrinedom.<br />

Sincere thanks to all Love Bug members<br />

for their help at Elgin Mall and especially<br />

to Harold Fowler for his excellent<br />

organizing skills at the Mall. He has been<br />

doing this for our unit for approximately 20 years now<br />

and we thank him for his dedication. Herb Coleman<br />

once again was the “Super Salesman” of the unit. We<br />

don't know how he does it but he is tops in Cake sales<br />

once again. Mark Walker stores and delivers the cakes<br />

as well as keeps our “Bugs” in fine running order. Doug<br />

Walker does an excellent job organizing and obtaining<br />

Parades. Roy Pickard is our excellent secretary.<br />

President Harry Hewbank guided us through another<br />

successful year of parades and events and chaired our<br />

wonderful Christmas Party held in conjunction with the<br />

Clown Unit in St. Thomas. He has passed the<br />

President's gavel to Ross Crawford for this coming<br />

year. We pledge our support to Ross. I know we will<br />

continue to enjoy the fun and fellowship of this fine<br />

unit.<br />

We were all saddened at the passing of a long time and<br />

devoted member, Ed Banghart of St. Thomas. Our<br />

thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.<br />

Regular monthly breakfast meetings are held on the<br />

first Saturday of every month, except January and<br />

<strong>February</strong>, at the New Sarum Diner where else but in<br />

downtown New Sarum. If you are interested in<br />

becoming a member or just want to find out more about<br />

us please contact Ross Crawford (President) at<br />

519-425-1966 or Roy Pickard (Secretary) at 519-773-<br />

5526<br />

Submitted by Bob Shier<br />

Concert Band<br />

Four members of <strong>Mocha</strong>'s Concert Band played carols<br />

at London's Childrens' Hospital Christmas morning<br />

while our Shrine Santa delivered his gifts to the children.<br />

The Olympic torch along with members of the<br />

Olympic committee were also present for the children<br />

to see and enjoy.<br />

Nobles Dave Harding, and Ron Rohrer, at the Aylmer<br />

Santa Claus Parade, aboard a 1964 bicycle built for<br />

two, graciously donated for the parade by B/K Cycle<br />

works in Aylmer.<br />

Photo submitted by Bob Kristoff<br />

Left to right--Floyd James,Simon Swart,<br />

Rick McGhee, John Lloyd (front).<br />

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

<strong>Mocha</strong> Road Runner<br />

With quick haste, 2009 has come to an end and the has also served as a<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Roadrunners have placed all their vehicles Board member on the<br />

safely away for the winter. Before the arrival of spring Tavistock Cheese and<br />

these cars will be serviced, repaired, polished and made Butter Company and as<br />

road worthy in order to entertain all parade onlookers. a Board member for the<br />

In the new year our unit will have something different South Easthope Mutual<br />

for our audiences to observe as we drive through our Insurance Company.<br />

confused formations. Noble Bill Porter has formulated<br />

a new car manouver, involving several cars, which is<br />

aimed at giving more entertainment for all.<br />

According to our Parade Chairman, Noble Ron<br />

McNicol, this has been our most profitable year to date.<br />

We were able to take part in 18 parades and<br />

unfortunately, failed to participate in only one due to a<br />

snowy road closure.<br />

In <strong>2010</strong> we expect our expert car builder, Noble Leon<br />

Roth to have another new vehicle ready for the<br />

pavement. Presently he is creating a Model T Hot Rod<br />

which is bound to be unique.<br />

During all our parades<br />

our Unit exhibits<br />

different types of<br />

automobiles. For example:<br />

Noble Bruce Davis<br />

keeps everyone on the<br />

straight and narrow by<br />

driving his black and<br />

white police car; Noble<br />

Paul Bryant delights all<br />

by racing around in a<br />

yellow Formula One<br />

Race car(see picture);<br />

Noble Glen Shackleton cheerfully, terrorizes all other<br />

drivers with his peacock blue tow truck.<br />

One of our cars definitely stands out in the parades<br />

because it is an “orange” Camaro (see picture). It is<br />

owned by Noble Jack Wettlaufer who resides in the<br />

Town of Tavistock with his wife of 44 years, Lady<br />

Claudette. Joining the Tavistock Lodge #609 in 1973,<br />

Jack went on to be Master in 1982 and then he<br />

completed the Scottish Rite in 1986. In 1987 Jack<br />

joined the Shrine and he became a Roadrunner Unit<br />

Member in 2003.<br />

Since the age of 15, Jack has been a farmer and has<br />

been accustomed to repairing machinery and this<br />

includes keeping his small Camaro humming. Along Please have<br />

with being a successful and busy farmer, and a noble, everything<br />

Jack and Claudette are parents of 2 boys and 1 girl. He<br />

Uniquely, Jack was with<br />

the Tavistock Volunteer<br />

Fire Department for 26<br />

years and served as<br />

Chief for 5 years; and he<br />

claimed that he never<br />

lost a foundation.<br />

The <strong>Mocha</strong> Roadrunners would like to congratulate<br />

Potentate Kevin Wilson and Lady Barb for a most<br />

successful and enjoyable year. Our congratulations<br />

are extended to Noble Barry Snider who has recently<br />

taken on the office of Potentate and to his Lady Cheryl.<br />

Our Unit will be available for you at any time<br />

throughout your upcoming year.<br />

Remember that the <strong>Mocha</strong> Roadrunners are always<br />

pleased to discuss our vehicles with you and to<br />

participate in your feztivities.<br />

Completed by Noble John Parker<br />



submitted by ....<br />

APRIL 15<br />

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

Waterloo Oriental Band<br />

Greetings Nobles!<br />

The Waterloo Oriental Band has completed another<br />

fantastic parade season!<br />

The 4km KW Santa Claus Parade on November 21st<br />

was the first in a string of great events (Ayr, Elmira,<br />

New Hamburg, St.Agatha and St.Clements).<br />

Unfortunately the usual melodious march through<br />

Milverton was cancelled this year when the parade was<br />

called due to weather.<br />

Lena Melnychuk, owner of the Queen's Tavern in Ayr,<br />

welcomed the band at the end of the Ayr Santa Claus<br />

Parade. The band even played a few songs much to the<br />

delight of the crowd of adults and children that had<br />

formed in the tavern.<br />

Later that day the annual dinner meeting (steak BBQ!)<br />

was held at the beautiful country estate of a most<br />

gracious host, Noble Richard Baechler. It was the<br />

perfect way to wind out the day.<br />

Front Cente: Lena Melnychuk and granddaughters.<br />

Front Row (L to R): Jeff Rankine, Bob Roth, Jack<br />

Mittelholtz, Tony Atkins, Kim McGeagh, Barry Tracey,<br />

Doug Fickling (Band Leader), Wooly Holmlund. Back<br />

Row (L to R): John Slack, Don Moeser, Rollie<br />

Galbraith, Klaus Burmeister, John Paynter, Richard<br />

Baechler, Carl Woods, Wilson Brown, George<br />

Whitelaw, Don McLeod, Chris Bradley, Art Ioannu,<br />

Bob Gregory, Watson Adams. Absent for photo: David<br />

Churchill, Steve Cooper, Jim Ford, Lloyd Hart, Terry<br />

Pook, Drew Rodgers, Barry Snider.<br />

Following the final parade in St.<br />

Clements on December 19th, the<br />

Nobles and Ladies were invited<br />

back to Noble Doug and Lady<br />

Sandra Fickling's residence for<br />

delicious hot chili, amazing<br />

homemade desserts, refreshments,<br />

and socialization. Nobles Tony<br />

Atkins and Jeff Rankine vied for<br />

the Guitar Hero Championship, but<br />

in the end Noble Bob Roth's<br />

daughter Courtney showed that<br />

youth does have some advantages,<br />

and can sometimes overcome old age and treachery!<br />

A special addition to the band this year was “Pooky the<br />

Clown” aka Noble Terry Pook. The crowds love him,<br />

especially the children!<br />

Overall it was<br />

a great season<br />

and the band<br />

is looking<br />

forward to the<br />

St. Patrick's<br />

Day Parade at<br />

the Listowel<br />

Paddyfest. The<br />

one sad note<br />

was the<br />

passing of<br />

our beloved<br />

brother and<br />

band member,<br />

Noble George<br />

Whitelaw.<br />

The Waterloo<br />

Oriental Band<br />

is looking for<br />

new members.<br />

No musical<br />

ability of any kind is required! If you have heard us you<br />

know this is not an exaggeration! We supply the<br />

uniforms and instruments, and the “music” is not<br />

difficult to learn. The band raises funds by<br />

participating in the various parades throughout the year,<br />

mostly the Santa Claus parades. This year the band<br />

has the very special honour of playing for the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Spring Ceremonial in Waterloo. If interested, please<br />

contact Doug Fickling, or any Waterloo Oriental Band<br />

member.<br />

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The Motorcycles<br />

Ill. Sir Kevin Wilson<br />

gets ready to ride!<br />

The riders keep coming<br />

ANOTHER...<br />

The members of the <strong>Mocha</strong> Motor Corps is extremely pleased that…<br />

..$20,804.00 WAS RAISED AT SHRIDE 2009<br />





The 6th annual “SHRIDE” (<strong>Shriners</strong> Charity Motorcycle Ride)<br />

attracted about 150 motorcycle riders to this year's event in London.<br />

This annual outing is becoming one of this areas “must attend” events<br />

for motorcycle enthusiasts. Riders come from across Southern Ontario<br />

and from all walks of life.<br />

As in previous years, the 2009 ride participants (and a good number of<br />

non-riding supporters) gathered at the Children's Hospital of Western<br />

Ontario at London Health Sciences Centre.<br />

After everyone enjoyed coffee and bagels, a warm welcome was given<br />

by Motor Corps secretary Randy Henry, Illustrious Sir Kevin Wilson<br />

and officials of the Children's Health Foundation.<br />

The riders then headed off for a 10 kilometer<br />

“MOTORCYCLE PARADE” through south<br />

London finishing at The Brick parking lot on<br />

Wharncliffe Rd for a “group photo” ……then<br />

it was off for a pleasant 2 hour country tour of<br />

about 120kms through Middlesex and Elgin<br />

counties.<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong>'s Renowned Trumpet Band once again<br />

provided entertainment and the official<br />

“send-off” with our Potentate Kevin Wilson as<br />

this year's Honorary Parade Captain.<br />

Once again, it was an awesome sight as almost<br />

a full “mile” of motorcycles snaked out of the<br />

hospital grounds onto Commissioners Road<br />

towards Wharncliffe and then west.<br />

Even Past Potentates<br />

come out to ride...but<br />

on a Vespa scooter?<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Motor Corps<br />


MTB sends the riders off<br />

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After the ride a BBQ and<br />

rider appreciation afternoon<br />

was held at the<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Center.<br />

Thousands of dollars in<br />

rider appreciation and<br />

draw prizes which were<br />

supplied by generous<br />

SHRIDE sponsors were<br />

distributed by the Motor<br />

Corps to the participants.<br />

An auction of many<br />

valuable items followed<br />

and entertainment was<br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> and Kids!<br />

provided by “The Big 8”<br />

band!<br />

All in all another excellent event for <strong>Mocha</strong> and the Motor<br />

Corps Unit...and the total amount raised, after all expenses<br />

were paid, for donations to the <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> Orthopedic<br />

Telemedicine Service and <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospitals / Charities<br />

was $20,804.75.<br />

It's very exciting for everyone involved in this fundraiser<br />

that the event is now attracting many non-motorcycle riders<br />

who enjoy the camaraderie and excitement of the day, in<br />

addition to the rider-participants.<br />

Everyone is looking forward to an even<br />

bigger SHRIDE <strong>2010</strong> which is scheduled for<br />

Sunday, August 29, <strong>2010</strong>.<br />

For this years event <strong>Mocha</strong> Trumpet Band members will<br />

assist in presenting the SHRIDE event along with the Motor<br />

Corps members.<br />

Mark your calendar and come out for<br />

SHRIDE <strong>2010</strong>!<br />

Thanks to our<br />

“Shride Volunteer Workers”<br />

Barbeque lunch at the Shrine Centre<br />

London’s finest keep everyone safe<br />

It’s always<br />


THE KIDS!<br />

Taking in the donations<br />

Ill. Sir Kevin..<br />

A Good Sport!<br />

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What’s Happening in the Units!<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Trumpet Band<br />

Presentation of a<br />

plaque to the<br />

Sloman family in<br />

recognition &<br />

memory of MTB<br />

Drum Major &<br />

Past President<br />

David Sloman<br />

“ Nothing Succeeds Like Success” (Dumas).<br />

A motto that is so very appropriate for the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Trumpet Band. Under the very capable leadership of<br />

‘09 President, Greg Jackson, the Band attained the<br />

budgeted target for the year 2009. The following were<br />

the beneficiaries:<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre: $4,000.00<br />

Hospitals (including MSPOTS) $4,000.00<br />

Scottish Rite Learning Centre $500.00<br />

$3,500 donated to the Mexico City <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital for<br />

Children, Transportation Fund on our behalf from the<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Motor Corps Shride Project. This donation was<br />

made possible by our band member, Randy Henry and<br />

his Motor Corps committee.<br />

You know it is always a challenge to surpass the success<br />

of previous years but fortune seems to shine on our unit.<br />

No doubt this is due to the dedication and terrific effort<br />

by our members and it’s a good bet that <strong>2010</strong> will again<br />

be a successful year under our new officers: President,<br />

Bruce Richards; Secretary, Dave Williamson; Treasurer,<br />

Don Gellatly; 1yr Member-At-Large, Jack Baskey and<br />

2yr Member-At-Large, Ron Henry. After 2 years, John<br />

Lloyd handed over the Directorship to Stew Taylor.<br />

John will continue to support the band and assist Stew.<br />

Our band is very active but certainly not intimidating as<br />

quite often we turn some of these dates into functions<br />

with our wives, friends and family. Here are just some<br />

of the 18 events or parades we participated in: Playing<br />

at the JLC London Knights Shrine Evening (much of the<br />

credit for that money-raising project for MSPOTS goes<br />

to MTB member Stew Murdoch and his Committee).<br />

Also at the JLC, was the Installation Ceremony of the<br />

Daughters Of the Nile, Supreme Princess Royal.<br />

Playing at the Toronto Varsity Stadium along with the<br />

other excellent <strong>Mocha</strong> Unit, the Oriental Band and what<br />

a fun day that was. This year we didn’t have our<br />

annual Bar-B-Q but instead Stew and Diane Taylor<br />

invited the band to their beautiful home after the<br />

Lambeth parade and again this December, they also had<br />

an open house for their neighbors, friends and <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

and that included us. Thanks again, Stew and Diane,<br />

everyone thoroughly enjoyed<br />

both of these occasions. You<br />

are both such gracious hosts!<br />

John Lloyd arranged an<br />

evening where we invited the<br />

Midlanders Band to join one of<br />

our practices to play and then<br />

had a jam session. John also arranged for the band to<br />

attend a practice with the Tomato Soup Band at the<br />

Dutch Canadian Club. In September, our band’s<br />

Masonic Director of Ceremonies, R W Bro. Jack Baskey<br />

again formed an MTB degree team from the many<br />

talented members, to confer the 2nd degree on<br />

Bro. Richard Lewis in Daylight Lodge No. 735.<br />

During the Christmas Season, we played in 5 Santa<br />

Claus Parades and in addition, at the London Meadow<br />

Park Nursing Home.<br />

All Shrine Jewelry is available from the <strong>Mocha</strong> Trumpet<br />

Band display cabinets situated in the entrance/coat room<br />

to the upper Banquet Hall and can be purchased at the<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Office (and of course, we also sell jewelry<br />

during ceremonials). Stew Murdoch along with his<br />

assistant, Don Gettatly, have run this concession for<br />

many years. Stew has now relinquished this position as<br />

Chairman and we the band members, along with the<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Divan, thank him for many hours devoted to this<br />

important position and for making jewelry available to<br />

all <strong>Shriners</strong>.<br />

Are you planning an outside function in the coming year<br />

and don’t want to take a chance on the weather? Our<br />

unit has easily-erected marquees available for a<br />

donation. Please call Ken Jenkins at 519-455-1841.<br />

We are making plans to attend the Shrine Imperial in<br />

Toronto in July.<br />

Past Potentate, Ill Sir Owen<br />

Coles and his lady, Nelly have<br />

Cont’d on next page<br />

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What’s Happening in the Units!<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Trumpet Band cont’d<br />

recently been to Lake Chapala, Mexico vacationing with<br />

Graham and Sheila Paull. While they were there they<br />

made tentative plans for another <strong>Mocha</strong> Trumpet Band<br />

visit in late <strong>February</strong> 2012 on the occasion of Graham<br />

Paull being installed as Potentate of Anezeh Temple,<br />

Mexico. No doubt Owen will soon share information<br />

and plans about what Graham & Sheila have in mind.<br />

All those who went on the October 2005 successful trip<br />

will attest to the skill and ability of Sheila and Graham’s<br />

“vacation planning”. By the way, this will be open to<br />

all so if you wish to take advantage of what will be<br />

another fantastic visit to Mexico, call Owen at 519-654-<br />

0117 as early as possible, please.<br />

There are many excellent units in <strong>Mocha</strong> offering<br />

various interests and all working for the same good<br />

cause. Maybe you would consider joining the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Trumpet Band if you think you would like to play in a<br />

marching band. Just because you can’t play an<br />

instrument is not a problem – we’ll help you get over the<br />

fear and even teach you. Even if your only desire is to<br />

be a part of a fun and active unit, you can always carry<br />

a flag in our colour party, play a Glockenspiel or even<br />

become a cymbal player. Our colour party captain, Bob<br />

Shiell would love to have more company so give him a<br />

call at 519-672-4244. We have three pro’ cymbal<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Provost Corps<br />

How often have you been at the beginning of a Shrine<br />

Parade and notice the blue suits that “Tell You Where<br />

To Go!” Who are these Nobles and what is their job?<br />

Nobles of <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine, “WE ARE THE MOCHA<br />


Our duties include organization, in conjunction with the<br />

Parade Marshall and Potentate, the Ceremonial Parades;<br />

the policing of <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Centre events as needed;<br />

assist as the Potentate's Ball; plus, we are available for<br />

other events that require “policing”<br />

The Provost Corps was established to act as “ The<br />

Police Unit” of <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine and to work along with<br />

the Divan of <strong>Mocha</strong>. Our unit meets at the <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

Shrine Centre on the 4th Monday in March, April, May,<br />

June, September, October and November. Our October<br />

meeting is our Annual Meeting where elections and<br />

installation takes place for the officers for ensuing year.<br />

In future editions of the <strong>Mocha</strong> News, we will look at<br />

the history of our unit and introduce you some of<br />

members. You might be surprised as to who is a<br />

member of the unit.<br />

players, Bill Frank, Bob Brady and Owen Coles whose<br />

skill and music ability is beyond question … just ask<br />

them!<br />

Remember becoming a Shriner is step #1 – Joining<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> Trumpet band is step #2 – Traveling with a<br />

bunch of great guys and gals who have fun galore is<br />

step #3.<br />

Come and check us out on our Monday night practices<br />

at 7:30.<br />

Hope to see you soon.<br />

Noble Dave Williamson, Secretary<br />

Rest assured, you will be most welcome.<br />

Our <strong>2010</strong> Executive is as follows:<br />

Provost Marshal:<br />

Noble David Nichols,<br />

St. Thomas<br />

1st Deputy Marshal:<br />

Noble George Parry,<br />

Highgate<br />

2nd Deputy Marshal:<br />

Noble John Watters,<br />

St. Thomas<br />

Secretary:<br />

Noble Larry Pickard,<br />

St. Thomas<br />

Treasurer:<br />

Noble Charlie Nichols,<br />

St. Thomas<br />

Quarter Master:<br />

Noble Ralph Ford,<br />

Highgate<br />

Sergeant at Arms:<br />

Noble Peter Matthews,<br />

St. Thomas<br />

Our unit gets together twice a year for a Summer BBQ<br />

and Christmas Dinner. We enjoy the fellowship as we<br />

get together.<br />

We are always looking for new members to join our unit<br />

and get yourself into a “Blue Suit” Please contact me at<br />

519-633-0029 or by email at danichols@sympatico.ca.<br />

We look forward to hearing from you !!<br />

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Producers of the Sweetest<br />

Whispering Sands of the<br />

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

The Black Camel arrived to claim two of our esteemed Nobles<br />

and members of the <strong>Mocha</strong> (London) Oriental Band<br />

Noble Stewart Glen Webb: Beloved husband<br />

to Doreen, father & grandfather, brother,<br />

brother-in-law and uncle. Glen was a long<br />

time member of the London <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine<br />

and a Bandsman who passed away on<br />

November 16th 2009. Glen was a man of<br />

many talents; farmer, stonemason and a real<br />

estate appraiser. He was a former Reeve of<br />

Stephen Township, Past Warden of Huron County,<br />

active supporter of the Progressive Conservative Party,<br />

Past Master of Craig Lodge No. 574, Past Patron of<br />

O.E.S. Exeter Chapter No. 222, Past Director of the<br />

Royal Order of Jesters London Court No. 56 and a proud<br />

Manager of the Dashwood Tigers Baseball Team. In his<br />

active years with the London <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine - Oriental<br />

Band, Glen was the Snake Charmer and became an<br />

Honorary Life Member of the Band and also the<br />

convener for our annual Schoolhouse Chicken B.Q.,<br />

which has existed for many, many years. The family<br />

has said that they will carry on with the B.Q. in honor<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 />

of Glen.<br />

Noble Ian Ellar McArthur McKellar:<br />

commonly known, as “Doc” was a long time<br />

devoted member of the Band who was<br />

elected President for the years 1983-1984.<br />

Born in St. Thomas in September 1928 and<br />

died on November 30th 2009 in his 82nd<br />

year. A Noble Supreme, an excellent horn<br />

player who in his prime hardly missed an occasion to<br />

play. His soft whit, which caused many a laugh,<br />

especially among his fellow bandsmen will surely be<br />

missed. Doc leaves behind him, his long time friend<br />

Betty-Lou, the father to Ann Gillis, Don of Yellowknife,<br />

Ian Jr. and Mary Matthias, brother Don, sister Jean<br />

Dollar and grandchildren Natasha, Amanda, Michael<br />

and Jaslin. Doc was well remembered by the Band<br />

members even in retirement and will most certainly live<br />

in our hearts and thoughts for years to come.<br />

Lest we forget - Nobles for all to Remember<br />

Noble Al Yates: Did you guess Sands in the Windsor Ceremonial on June 1st 1968. He<br />

correctly? Our new immediate Past<br />

President and what a wonderful job he<br />

did in serving the band as President in<br />

2009. Notice the cigar prominently<br />

placed beside the musette lodged in his<br />

mouth; the plaque tucked under his arm<br />

and cans of refreshment in his sack.<br />

Thanks Al for all your hard work and<br />

guidance. Al was presented with his award at our Annual<br />

Meeting on December 14th 2009 and was so depicted in<br />

script on his caricature as Past President - 2009.<br />

Bandsman Noble John Ankersmit:<br />

John was raised in St. Marks Lodge<br />

No. 94 in Port Stanley on June 11th<br />

1946 and is a life member. He was<br />

was initiated into the <strong>Mocha</strong> London Oriental Band and<br />

his first parade was very much enjoyed at the Stratford<br />

ceremonial. John can be seen in this picture receiving his<br />

Honoree life certificate from the Oriental Band in 2006.<br />

He remembers that Norm Murton was the Band<br />

Director, just prior to Wayne Rutherford, Circ. 1976, at<br />

a time when the Band was a wee financially<br />

embarrassed. He is also a member of the Hi-Ro Shrine<br />

Club of Elgin. John's other affiliations include a life<br />

membership in Palestine Royal Arch Chapter No.<br />

54;The Burleigh Preceptory No. 21 and The Knights<br />

Templar.<br />

John's family relocated from Elst, Holland in 1924 when<br />

John was only one year old. It's hard to believe that this<br />

date would make John a “young 86 year-old” bandsman,<br />

Master in the year 1959 and but still very much vertical and active in other interests.<br />

remembers that he had his original<br />

Master Masons apron refurbished to<br />

a Masters apron in time to invest him<br />

with it at his Installation.<br />

John, a farmer, bought his farm in 1952 in South<br />

Yarmouth and he cash cropped a rotation of Corn, Soya,<br />

Beans and Wheat and later equipped his farm to grow<br />

Flue Cured tobacco. John spent time serving on the<br />

John was a candidate for the Hot Tobacco Marketing Continued on page 17<br />

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

Camel Coach<br />

Board of Ontario and was also quite active in several<br />

other farming associations and organizations. I think<br />

John tried everything, even converted the farm to raise<br />

Nutria for their fur pelts and hence forming the Nutria<br />

Growers Co-Op of Ontario and was it's first President.<br />

It's interesting to know that John had the largest ever<br />

shipment of live Nutria breeding stock to Russia.<br />

John retired in 1970 and moved to the big City of St.<br />

Thomas becoming a Trustee on the local Board of<br />

Education. His family consists of, Dwain of<br />

Tillsonburg; Elaine who relocated from Tampa Florida<br />

and is now living locally; Brian, an OPP Officer in<br />

Massey Northern Ontario and long time friend Barbara<br />

Durr. John enjoys his four grandchildren and seven<br />

great grandchildren and who will know? He is old<br />

enough but young enough to perhaps become a Great,<br />

Great Grandfather.<br />

Illustrious Sir Kevin<br />

Wilson, Lady Barb, and<br />

President<br />

Charlie Pole,<br />

at Ladies night.<br />

Camel Coach<br />

Pres.Bob Elgie,<br />

his Lady Gayle,<br />

1st. Vice Pres.<br />

Bob Butcher,<br />

and Lady Sally,<br />

at Ladies night,<br />

held at <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

on Nov. 19/09<br />

Past President Al,<br />

(2009) receiving his<br />

Past President<br />

Caricature and<br />

plaque from Noble<br />

Mike Sargent,<br />

President 2008,<br />

Looking on is<br />

President<br />

Bill Butcher.<br />

Pres. Charlie Pole, and<br />

Queen Fran Hustler,<br />

Omar Temple 111,<br />

Daughters of the Nile.<br />

Camel Coach Fantasy<br />

Show Chairman<br />

George Vanslach,<br />

and Steve Ricketts.<br />

Line of newly invested Officers: (L-R) P.P. and Past<br />

President of the Oriental Band, Norman Camp;<br />

Secretary, Roy. Fletcher; 2rd. Vice, Doug Hoeizli; 1st<br />

Vice, Bill Hurn; Director Dale Hern; President,<br />

William (Bill) Butcher, flanked by Members of the<br />

Divan, the Installing Team.<br />

Article by Noble Charlie Crow.<br />

Camel Coach<br />

members and Ladies,<br />

enjoy the food &<br />

entertainment at the<br />

Annual Lady's Night.<br />

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

Band mixing with<br />

the crowd at Camel<br />

Coach Fantasy<br />

Show , held Nov.<br />

23/09 at Banting<br />

Secondary School.<br />

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Aylmer Shrine<br />


News for the New Year!<br />

The Nobles of the Aylmer Shrine Club hope each and<br />

everyone has had a very safe and Happy New Year.<br />

We had the pleasure on November 2009 donating $3000<br />

to the St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital for a Bili light<br />

used to treat newborn Jaundice for the pediatric Unit.<br />

“Photo from Newspaper”<br />

We have had a very busy Christmas season with<br />

our involvement in eight parades, London, West<br />

Lorne, Ingersoll, Woodstock, Aylmer, Springfield,<br />

Straffordville and Port Burwell.<br />

The Ghost Buster Car is a big hit kids both young and<br />

old. The cart and bikes as well keep many Nobles<br />

involved.<br />

“Photo's of Ghost Car, Cart and bikes”<br />

“ We have a surprise”<br />

The Aylmer Nobles and their Ladies welcomed our<br />

Chief Rabban Noble Jack Cumming and several of the<br />

Divan and their Ladies in a traditional Aylmer way. We<br />

all enjoyed a lovely roast beef meal prepared by the<br />

Vienna Lioness Club that was enjoyed by all.<br />

After the meal the evening of Installation was<br />

performed by ---Noble Jack Cumming, <strong>Mocha</strong> Chief<br />

Rabban<br />

Words of thanks were given from our new Past<br />

President Noble Jim MacIntyre for a great year. Our<br />

new President Noble Roy Pickard thanked everyone for<br />

coming as well as the Divan for their assistance in the<br />

evening.<br />

Nobles Keep Your Eyes On The Next Issue of <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

News<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

Installation impressive<br />

Head Table<br />

Nurse Kelly Garrod left accepts chegue from Noble 1st vis Roy Pickard<br />

and Noble President Jim MacIntyre representing the Aylmer Shrine<br />

Club to purchase the Billi Light for the Family Centre at St Thomas<br />

Elgin General Hospital.<br />

Note: One Noble without a Fez<br />

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Brant Shrine Executive<br />

Nobles meet the new Executive of the Brantford Shrine<br />

Club. l-R<br />

Noble Sid Copperthwaite, First Vice-President, Noble<br />

Jack Herron, President, Noble Dan Dawson, Second<br />

Vice President, Noble Bill Martin, Secretary. Missing<br />

from photo-Noble Rodney Skokun, Treasurer.<br />

London Shrine Club<br />

Presenting a $740. cheque to Nobles John Bisset and<br />

Bill Wheatley of London Shrine Club for <strong>Mocha</strong><br />

<strong>Shriners</strong> Paediatric Orthopaedic Telemedicine<br />

Service is Phillip Gashi and Eric of Portia di Roma<br />

Restaurant, Dundas St. East at Crumlin Sideroad,<br />

London, Ontario.<br />

This new Italian Restaurant donated 10% of its<br />

dinner revenues during its opening week celebration..<br />

Pal <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine Club<br />

Noble Brad Richardson has lots of fun at<br />

Santa Claus parades in Harristonand Clifford.<br />

Tillsonburg Shrine<br />

Noble Matt Schafer<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> Page 19

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> 2/2/10 9:02 AM Page 20<br />

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


Hi Noble's Pal <strong>Mocha</strong>'s yearly money maker, the<br />

Feather Party's being chalked up this year as another<br />

successful event. Attendance was down somewhat, but<br />

enthusiasm was up significantly.<br />

Tom Barber CEO of Coca-Cola, and the son of Noble<br />

Al & Lady Donna Barlow, of Mt. Forest, stepped up to<br />

the plate again this year, donating tickets for a Maple<br />

Leaf Game, which were auctioned off for $ 500.00, and<br />

a Golf Windbreaker which went for $ 50.00, many<br />

Thanks Tom you made the bottom line look a whole lot<br />

better.<br />

As a Club,we attended many Santa Claus Parades in our<br />

area which of course boosted our Public Relations.<br />

Noble Ambassador Laverne Long sold plenty of Cakes,<br />

Shortbread, and Candy this past Christmas Season for a<br />

sum of $ 1,450.00.<br />

With the help of the fine ad in the last <strong>Mocha</strong> News, it<br />

looks like our Antique Fire Truck has been sold.<br />

Finally Nobles, as the <strong>Mocha</strong> news reaches our Mail<br />

Boxes this winter, let us remember to take the time to<br />

visit, or a least phone our shut-ins, and members who for<br />

whatever reason can't get out to the meetings.<br />

Submitted by Noble Laverne Long<br />

Noble Ambassador<br />

Laverne Long<br />

handing out Candy<br />

Boxes to the<br />

children at the<br />

Christmas Party.<br />

Happy winner of<br />

a bottle of<br />

Gibson's Finest.<br />

Noble John Moir shows off the<br />

Golf Wind Jacket, which was<br />

donated by CEO Tom Barlow,<br />

from Coca-Cola.<br />

President<br />

Noble Din<br />

Kritzer,<br />

assisted by<br />

Noble Bing<br />

reaches into<br />

drum for a<br />

ticket.<br />

Busy- Noble Ron<br />

Bingham (Bing),<br />

hands out tickets to<br />

Nobles Wilbert<br />

Freeman, Brad<br />

Richardson, and<br />

Miles Dadson.<br />

Noble Al Barlow,<br />

center, hands over<br />

Maple Leaf tickets<br />

to Matt McDougall,<br />

left, accompanied<br />

by Noble John<br />

Green MC,<br />

on the right.<br />

First Ceremonial Master<br />

Noble Gary Maycock,<br />

along with Noble Bing,<br />

draws another Turkey<br />

Ticket.<br />


Please have<br />

everything<br />

submitted by ....<br />


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Bluewater Shrine Club<br />

Bluewater Shrine Club Fire Brigade Unit had another<br />

successful year, several parades were attended,& store<br />

front Hot Dog sales were excellent.Goderich Wal Mart<br />

again this year matched our money raised dollar for<br />

dollar, and gave us a check for $515.06( Many Thanks.)<br />

All members of the Fire Unit have been presented with<br />

100 Million Dollar Certificates.<br />


A well known Artist Paul Martellucii donated a painting<br />

to us to use as a Fund raiser.Many Thanks to all<br />

members who turned out to help with events, no need<br />

to mention all names ,you know who you are.<br />

Christmas Cake Sales were also very fruitful, with<br />

President Casey Does at the Helm.<br />

Receiving 100 Million Dollar<br />

Certificates are Nobles<br />

Wayne Bannon, Mike Stillwell,<br />

Howard Aiken, and Casey Does.<br />

100 Million Dollar Certificate<br />

presentation to, L-R Nobles Ron Turner<br />

Sec., Hank Morenz,Casey Does Pres.,<br />

Robert Hesse,Brad Sykes, Andrew Miller,<br />

Murray Hoover, and Garry Willsie.<br />

Goderich Wal Mart fund<br />

raising match L-R Wal Mart<br />

Store Manager Jeff Charron,<br />

Joanne Doherty, Casey Does,<br />

Howard Aiken, Marlene<br />

Turner, Ruby Lagerwerf,<br />

Ron Turner, and Brenda Does.<br />

L-R Dec. 19th. Winner of Lottery #5<br />

Todd Andrews of Whitby, Casey Does,<br />

Ron Turner, Doug Russel, Ernie<br />

Morenz, and Artist Paul Martellucii,<br />

at Mr. Andrews's home.<br />

Checking out the fish during a<br />

break at the Blyth Fish fry are<br />

Nobles Fred Lewis (94),<br />

and Steve Trapp (84).<br />

April 26/09 Past Potentate<br />

Gail McKay (BBQ winner)<br />

Casey Does, Pres, and Peter<br />

Wiersma Lottery Fundraiser.<br />

At the Fish Fry are Nobles Don Bell, Don<br />

Bender, and Ron Turner.<br />

Mrs. Wayne Miller (Helen) drawing 2008/09 Lottery ticket<br />

#5 for the Painting ,which brought in $4,880.<br />

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<strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> 2/2/10 9:02 AM Page 22<br />

My Little Can<br />

I have been collecting cans in our Condo Complex, for<br />

several years, and have had a lot of fun, and met many<br />

great people. Experiences differ and I am amazed at<br />

how people react to various situations in their lives. A<br />

Social Science Student would have a great story just<br />

using cans, and bottles, as the subject.<br />

When I got the idea to go around on trash day, I<br />

thought how easy it will be to just grab the cans out of<br />

the recycle bins. One morning a nice grouch of a<br />

neighbor came out of his house and called me a thief,<br />

the cans he said belong to the City once they are at the<br />

curb, so I was not only stealing, but I was also ruining<br />

the City's Tax base. He even doubted that I was collecting<br />

them as a Shriner, and suggested I wear my Fez in<br />

the future.<br />

The guys at the breakfast club got a great laugh, as the<br />

encounter with the neighbor was foretold, after, they<br />

settled down the rules of the curb were then explained<br />

to me in detail, now I know.<br />

I spoke to the Condo Executive, and they were kind<br />

enough to place a notice in the next newsletter, saying<br />

" Watch out for Ed the Can", and folks were asked to<br />

leave their cans away from the curb, and near their<br />

garage.<br />

The loss of the Hospital was obviously a blow to<br />

several people, and it was hard to convince them that<br />

the decision was a tough one.<br />

Over the years I have lost some donors, through going<br />

on Holidays, and normally a note was left in mailboxes<br />

explaining that I would be back at this date.(some<br />

never restarted leaving cans). Plastic Bottles have also<br />

eaten up some of the donations. On the plus side their<br />

are a few individuals who leave them mysteriously at<br />

my garage door, they come and go unseen.<br />

A few months ago I was doing my normal can walk,<br />

and noticed a tiny 237ml can sitting all alone on the<br />

curb by itself, between two units. I must confess I picked<br />

it up..A small can continued appearing for several<br />

weeks, and they were always picked up. Then one day<br />

there was no little can, I was at a loss, and had become<br />

accustomed to seeing the lone little can.I had to keep<br />

telling myself, "it's just one little can", and no big deal<br />

in the whole scheme of things, but in reality the loss of<br />

this little can was a real blow to me.<br />

Later that day I went out my front door, and there it was<br />

glowing in the sunlight a precious little can that I had<br />

come to love. My heart began pounding, and I thanked<br />

the Great Architect of the Universe, and Nobles I was<br />

reminded that : no matter how small the gift, it will be<br />

thankfully applied greatly appreciated"<br />

So to all my<br />

neighbors, thank<br />

you for your<br />

patience, notes,<br />

and greeting<br />

cards, little cans<br />

and all the<br />

smiles we put on<br />

children's faces.<br />

Ed the Can<br />

Nobles Basil Neville (Tillsonburg Shrine<br />

Clubs oldest living Past President), and Dave<br />

Harding with his El Camino preparing for a<br />

parade.<br />

Nobles Basil Neville and Dave Harding<br />

participating in a Parade.<br />

Babcock, Robert R.<br />

Bayfield<br />

Barendregt, Richard G.<br />

Union<br />

Colledge, J. A.<br />

Caledonia<br />

Davidson, D. A.<br />

London<br />

Davidson, Paul L.<br />

London<br />

Deane, Robert W .<br />

Port Stanley<br />

Dumanski, Bryan R.<br />

Sault Ste Marie<br />

Faulds, William R.<br />

Creve Coeur<br />

Fennell, Richard H.<br />

Powell<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 />

Fisher, William J.<br />

Ripley<br />

Goodhue, Michael W.<br />

Windsor<br />

Harris, Henry A.<br />

Vicksburg<br />

Havens, Peter A.<br />

La Salle<br />

Hutchinson, Ralph E.<br />

Brantford<br />

Kerr, John M.<br />

London<br />

Kirkwood, John G.<br />

Chatham<br />

Littlejohn, Disney I.<br />

St Thomas<br />

Macleod, James R.<br />

Seaforth<br />

Major, Darcy R.<br />

Simcoe<br />

Oneil, Dennis<br />

Aylmer<br />

Outinen, Brian L.<br />

Cutler<br />

Patterson, Shirley G.<br />

Wallaceburg<br />

Pickard, Ryan A.<br />

Tillsonburg<br />

Sauve, Albert A.<br />

Brockville<br />

Stafford, Donald D.<br />

Kitchener<br />

Thomas, Ronald E.<br />

London<br />

Youmans, Steven D.<br />

Plattsville<br />

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Dear Nobles:<br />

I am pleased to share with you my good fortune to be<br />

appointed to the new Marketing and Development position<br />

allowing me to work along with Dennis Cook, editor of<br />

YOUR <strong>Mocha</strong> News. I am really excited and looking forward<br />

to sharing new features, new advertisers and better coverage<br />

of all of the <strong>Mocha</strong> units and upcoming events.<br />

We can't do it alone - we need your help.<br />

I can't be everywhere, so if you would like to help by meeting<br />

with even one potential advertiser in your area, and having<br />

better representation of your city or town, while helping to<br />

defray the costs of your News, then please call or e-mail me at<br />

the numbers below and I will ensure that you get a current<br />

rate card and advertising information.<br />

I am going to ask each of you to be responsible for ensuring<br />

that your units are showcased in each and every issue.You do<br />

so much, so please share what you are doing, we are a<br />

brotherhood, a family that needs to keep in touch.<br />

Please call me to lend a hand or make a suggestion. This is<br />

your publication, and only you can make it great!<br />

Yours in faith,<br />

Noble John Davidson, Marketing and Development<br />

519-657-1303 ~ johndavidson@rogers.com<br />

Rick McLeod<br />

Consultant<br />

519-860-6682 cell<br />

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We Cherish Their Memories<br />

Aitken, Archibald C.<br />

Sarnia<br />

Bloxam, Lawrence<br />

London<br />

Campbell, J.C.<br />

London<br />

Collins, Robert A.<br />

Ingersoll<br />

Cromwell, L .M.<br />

Port Stanley<br />

Fitzgerald, Gerald<br />

Stratford<br />

Forth, Donald J.<br />

Orillia<br />

Glover, Seaman B.<br />

Thamesford<br />

Goudy, Joseph E.<br />

Peterborough<br />

Harrison, Ray M.<br />

Blenheim<br />

Hooker, Thomas F.<br />

Woodslee<br />

Mccabe, Melville M.<br />

Southampton<br />

Mckellar, Ian E<br />

London<br />

Oliphant, Robert M.<br />

Woodstock<br />

Palmer, John W.<br />

Aylmer West<br />

Prangley, Mark A.<br />

Strathroy<br />

Rozak, Timothy H.<br />

London<br />

Sifton, Wm. R.<br />

Ridgetown<br />

Spence, John O.<br />

Essex<br />

Stevenson, Kenneth O.<br />

London<br />

Strangio, Joseph A.<br />

London<br />

Tofflemire, Wilbur B.<br />

Kingsville<br />

Weatherby, John<br />

Windsor<br />

Webb, S.G.<br />

Dashwood<br />

Wood, J. W.<br />

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Progress Report #5 - <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> Dec. 2009<br />

Background<br />

• In 2007, <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong>, in partnership with Children’s<br />

Health Foundation, agreed to reach out and help more kids<br />

with orthopaedic needs in more communities<br />

• With <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> generous financial commitment of $1 million, we<br />

are establishing a Paediatrics Orthopaedic Telemedicine Clinic to<br />

initially serve three communities in Southwestern Ontario and to have<br />

the ability to consult with the Canadian <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital in Montreal<br />

• What is the Paediatric Orthopaedic Telemedicine Clinic?<br />

Through live video conferencing, it allows doctors and the<br />

health care professionals at Children’s Hospital to watch,<br />

look and listen to children in a location closer to their home,<br />

rather than enduring the time and expense of travelling<br />

Update as of December 3, 2009<br />

Launch Celebration<br />

• Plans were underway to host a Launch Event in early November but<br />

in consultation with the MSPOTS Committee at the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine,<br />

it was decided that the preference would be to hold a celebration event<br />

when the $1M pledge has been achieved<br />

Dr. Kellie Leitch<br />

• In our last update, we reported that Dr. Kellie Leitch has advised us that<br />

she will taking a leave of absence for a year, effective July 1, 2009<br />

• We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tim Carey has agreed<br />

to serve as the new clinical lead for the orthopaedic surgeons involved<br />

in the MSPOTS project<br />

Sites Update<br />

• Since our last update, there has been much activity preparing<br />

for, and holding, clinical mock sessions (like a practice run) with<br />

each of the three children’s rehabilitation sites.<br />

• Dr. Tim Carey had a joint clinical mock session on November 5 with<br />

Kids Ability in Waterloo and the John McGivney Centre in Windsor.<br />

• Dr. Deb Bartley held a mock session with the Prism Centre<br />

in Chatham on November 25<br />

• The purpose of these mock sessions was to provide both the sites and<br />

the lead physicians from Children’s with “hands on” experience doing<br />

a clinical consultation using the telemedicine systems, giving them<br />

a chance to work out any “bugs” before they go live.<br />


• To maximize the sessions,<br />

each site was asked to<br />

develop 2 to 3 scenarios<br />

reflective of their most<br />

challenging cases.<br />

• One example was a post-op hip surgery patient at the John<br />

McGivney site – Dr. Carey in London could watch the patient walk,<br />

perform a mat assessment and range of motion, view the patient’s x-rays<br />

and then determine next steps<br />

• Another scenario involved concern with the spinal alignment<br />

of a wheelchair dependent client – the client was taken out<br />

of the wheelchair and assessed in a seated position at the<br />

edge of a bench, then client laid down and range of motion<br />

was assessed<br />

• The mock sessions were very successful and resulted in much learning<br />

and some suggested improvements before going live, including:<br />

• changes to the physical layout of the exam room at one of<br />

the sites to maximize viewing<br />

• when and how to best use the hand held cameras<br />

• camera tracking requirements to support gait analysis<br />

• Dr. Bartley also identified the need for site staff to be aware<br />

of the facial expressions and non-verbal responses of the patients that<br />

would indicate pain and/or discomfort – because often the camera is<br />

only showing part of the patient’s body, the physician in London is<br />

dependent on site staff to be aware of how the patient is feeling – the<br />

patient’s comfort physically and emotionally is of utmost importance.<br />

• the first clinical session is scheduled for January<br />

Financial update • to date, $820,351 has been received by<br />

Children’s Health Foundation towards the $1 million commitment<br />

We want to take this opportunity to extend our best wishes to each<br />

of you for a wonderful holiday season and to thank you for everything<br />

you are doing for the kids. We look forward to keeping you<br />

apprised of the project’s progress in <strong>2010</strong>.<br />

Prepared by: Debbie Comuzzi, President and CEO, Children’s Health Foundation<br />

Penny Harman, Philanthropy Director, Children’s Health Foundation<br />

Patricia Potter, Project Manager, <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> Paediatric Orthopaedic<br />

Telemedicine Clinic, Children’s Hospital<br />

The annual bus trip to Erie Hospital for the Shrine Hospital Day is<br />

June 6th. <strong>2010</strong>. If you have never been to a Shrine Hospital this is<br />

your opportunity, you will not regret going on this trip for sure.<br />

Why not get some friends and go as a group.You are not required<br />

to be a Shriner.<br />

The bus will leave <strong>Mocha</strong> parking lot at 6:00 am,<br />

June 6th, <strong>2010</strong>, or in Woodstock at the<br />

N.W. Corner of the Comfort Inn, at approx. 6:30 am.<br />

On the bus you will be served "Eye Openers", and light<br />

refreshments, and scrumptious homemade goodies to munch on.<br />

We will play a couple games of Bingo, and someone always manages to squeeze in a few jokes.<br />

On arrival at the Hospital there will be lots to see and do. You can tour the Hospital with a guide or at your<br />

leisure, Lunch is served very reasonably, at the Hospital at your expense. We go to Zem-Zem Shrine Temple<br />

in Erie for Dinner, also very reasonably priced.<br />



"Lets fill the bus"<br />

Please call Ann Sloman at 519 657-9623 or email davesloman@rogers.com<br />

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MOCHA<br />

SPRING CEREMONIAL <strong>2010</strong><br />

Friday<br />

Waterloo Inn<br />

Saturday<br />

Waterloo Memorial<br />

Recreation Complex<br />

June 4 & 5, <strong>2010</strong><br />

Waterloo<br />

More details in the next <strong>Mocha</strong> News<br />

and on our website<br />

www.mochashriners.org<br />

Accommodations<br />

Waterloo Inn (HQ) 475 King St N Waterloo<br />

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Please type submissions<br />

or email to<br />

mochashriners@rogers.com<br />

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

First Lady <strong>2010</strong><br />

Shrine & Family of Freemasonry Quilt<br />

Proceeds to<br />

MSPOTS<br />

Value over<br />

$1,000.00<br />

$5.00 per ticket<br />

Only 1000 tickets<br />

to be sold<br />

Licence#M625543<br />

Draw<br />

Saturday June 5, <strong>2010</strong><br />

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

Ceremonial<br />

Waterloo Memorial<br />

Recreation Complex<br />

To buy your ticket contact<br />

Cheryl Snider 519 885-2076<br />

Cheryl.Snider@waterloo.ca or <strong>Mocha</strong> office<br />

Barry Snider 519 885-2076 519 672-1391<br />

barry.snider@sympatico.ca mochashriners@rogers.com<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> Page 25

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<strong>Mocha</strong> Ball <strong>2010</strong><br />

Join Potentate Barry Snider and<br />

London Hilton<br />

First Lady Cheryl<br />

Saturday April 24, <strong>2010</strong><br />

300 King Street London ON<br />

Reception 5:00 PM<br />

Grand Entry 6:00 PM<br />

Dinner 6:45 PM<br />

Formal Dress<br />

$75 per person<br />

For tickets contact<br />

<strong>Mocha</strong> office 519-672-1391<br />

mochashriners@rogers.com<br />

(advance tickets only)<br />

Entertainment<br />

Tom Cat Prowl<br />

Hilton room reservations<br />

1-800-210-9336<br />

519-439-1661<br />

Page 26 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> MOCHA NEWS

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<strong>Mocha</strong> Potentates Dinner & Ball<br />

Saturday April 24, <strong>2010</strong><br />

London Hilton<br />

Reception 5:00 PM<br />

Dinner 6:45 PM<br />

Sunday Breakfast available at <strong>Mocha</strong> 8:30 AM<br />

Please respond no later than April 9, <strong>2010</strong><br />

Number of Tickets ______________ @$75.00 per person<br />

Breakfast ________________ @$10.00 per person<br />

Name<br />

_________________________________________<br />

Temple, Club or Unit Office___________________________________<br />

Name of Wife or Guest<br />

___________________________________<br />

Telephone________________Email_______________________________<br />

Enclose cheque payable to – <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong><br />

Total enclosed____________<br />

Special meal needs ___________________________<br />

RSVP by April 9, <strong>2010</strong> to<br />

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

468 Colborne Street London ON N6B 2T3<br />

Phone 519 672-1391<br />

mochashriners@rogers.com<br />

Your tickets and table assignments will be held at the door for pickup<br />

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> Page 27

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> 2/2/10 9:02 AM Page 28<br />

Official International Convention of the<br />

Shrine of North America<br />

July 3 – 8, <strong>2010</strong><br />

Official Convention of <strong>Shriners</strong> International<br />

Travel to Toronto in Comfort and Style!<br />

VIA Rail offers benefits that can really make a difference to your event, both in the quality of<br />

your convention attendees’ travel and their overall experience.<br />

With the choice of affordable Economy Class travel, or premium Business Class* service with<br />

meal and bar service, there is an option for everyone. VIA Rail's wireless Internet access allows<br />

delegates to be productive as they travel to their event. Conveniently located downtown, minutes<br />

from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, travelling with VIA Rail can ensure delegates arrive<br />

rested, refreshed and prepared to participate!<br />

Conference Fares for Shrine Members<br />

People attending your convention are able to enjoy a special discount on VIA Rail trains. We are<br />

offering attendees a 10% discount on the best-available fare plan in all classes (with the exception<br />

of Economy Special and Business Supersaver fares).<br />

Sample Convention Rates:<br />

* Starting as low as… *Business Class<br />

Windsor – Toronto $55 $98<br />

Ottawa – Toronto $67 $134<br />

Montréal – Toronto $73 $134<br />

*Based on 10% Convention rate applied to Best Available Economy Class, one-way, minimum 50 passengers *Rates<br />

subject to change<br />

How to book using the convention code #11843:<br />

• Book your travel online at www.viarail.ca<br />

• Choose the best applicable fare plan for your travel needs (see above for exceptions)<br />

• Review your itinerary and click “Book Now”<br />

• If you don’t already have a VIA Profile, you must create one<br />

• On the “Passenger Information” screen you must select ‘Other special discounts’ in the<br />

‘Discount Type’ section, and enter ‘11843’ in the ‘Discount Code’ section (no serial<br />

number is required).<br />

• Your fare will be discounted accordingly.<br />

• Up to 3 additional passengers (family & friends) can receive the discount as long as they<br />

are travelling on the same date and train.<br />

Page 28 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> MOCHA NEWS

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> 2/2/10 9:02 AM Page 29<br />

Chartered Car Service - A special setting for a unique experience<br />

For a truly spectacular event, try our private custom car service that goes beyond the ordinary.<br />

Impress and inspire your team with customized menus, your own on-board presentation<br />

complete with audio and visual equipment, or select a complete entertainment package - fully<br />

staffed and equipped to carry you and your guests anywhere VIA travels throughout Canada.<br />

Private cars are available on any VIA Rail route in Canada. Large groups can book exclusive use<br />

of several cars, or an entire train! Whether it's for a few hours or for a cross-Canada trip, your<br />

package can be customized to ensure that your guests have an unforgettable journey:<br />

• Choice of classes<br />

• Special seat configurations<br />

• Personalized menus<br />

• Audiovisual facilities available<br />

• Entertainment or activities<br />

Chartered Car Fares<br />

Fares are established per car, regardless of the number of travelers that will be on board. This<br />

means you get economical, flat-rate travel.<br />

One-way fare in Economy class, taxes not included:<br />

Sample Routes Economy Class Economy Plus Business Class<br />

Windsor – Toronto $4,352 $6,976 $7,840<br />

Kingston – Toronto $3,604 $6,784 $7,672<br />

London – Toronto $2,448 $4,544 $5,096<br />

Montréal – Toronto $5,780 $5,780 $5,780<br />

Chartered Car Food & Beverage:<br />

With Business Class Service:<br />

Enjoy pre-boarding, a complimentary bar before dinner, a choice of 3 main entrees, dessert, VQA wine with your<br />

meal and later, a liqueur for the evening service<br />

With Economy Plus Service:<br />

Economy Plus Service includes a cold meal (which consists of an appetizer, a cold plate such as chicken<br />

Mediterranean, non alcoholic beverages and dessert of the day) provides an economical way of treating your guests to<br />

the benefits of custom service<br />

With Economy Class Service:<br />

In Economy Class, there is cart service to purchase food or beverages. However, box lunches in a range of prices can<br />

be pre-selected and prepaid when travelling in Economy Class.<br />

For fares and to reserve, please<br />

contact: Lisa Poulin<br />

(416) 956-7631<br />

lisa_poulin@viarail.ca<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> Page 29

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> 2/2/10 9:02 AM Page 30<br />

Omar Temple 111<br />

Daughters of the Nile<br />

by P.Q. Audrey J. Stubbs<br />

Message from the Queen<br />

It has been one exciting party<br />

for Omar Temple No. 111,<br />

this year. As Queen, it has<br />

been very special to join with<br />

Ill. Sir Kevin Wilson in many celebrations.<br />

This year marks the first time Omar has a Supreme<br />

Queen.Congratulations to SQ Vesta Marshall. My<br />

reign was highlighted by a Supreme Session in<br />

London with about 3000 Princesses attending<br />

followed by a Supreme Cruise.<br />

We travelled to Montreal <strong>Shriners</strong> Hospital to make<br />

a $3 million dollar donation. The finale will be the<br />

Homecoming called 'Omar's Winter Wonderland'<br />

where we will welcome Vesta home and celebrate<br />

Omar's Official Visit by our Supreme Queen.<br />

Thank you <strong>Mocha</strong> <strong>Shriners</strong> for your support. It has<br />

indeed been a ‘Frantastic Royal Year’!<br />

Sincerely Fran Hustler , Queen<br />

Orthopedic Tea Oct. 25/09 held at the <strong>Mocha</strong> Shrine<br />

Center, was well attended. It was hosted by Pr. Royal<br />

Darlene Green, assisted by Pr. Tirzah Lucy Hesse,<br />

and Pr. Badoura Sandra Rank. A total of 1,888<br />

articles, of clothing, Toys, and Gift Certificates, with<br />

a value of $ 12, 987.23 were taken to Montreal<br />

Hospital in the Camel Coach, by Nobles Barry<br />

O'Brien and Fred Smith, they were greeted by<br />

Gylaine Oulette Public Relations Manager.<br />

R E M I N D E R S . . .<br />

CEREMONIAL: Saturday Feb. 27/10 at 1:00pm<br />

in the Hilton Hotel, Dinner at 7:00pm<br />

INSTALLATION: Sunday March 17/10<br />

in the Red Room Masonic Building,<br />

Darlene Green Pr. Royal will be crowned<br />

as Queen of Omar Temple #11<br />

Back row L-R Pat Lang, Marlene McKay, Elizabeth<br />

Nuttal, Fran Hustler Queen, Marg Corcoran. Front<br />

row L-R Joyce Swayze, Marlene Dennie, Doris<br />

Barber, Fran Hyatt Pat Fickling, and Fran Hyatt.<br />

Queen Fran and<br />

other ladies of<br />

the household<br />

visited friends of<br />

Omar at Ged's<br />

Restaurant in<br />

Brantford, this<br />

was one of the<br />

Club's Christmas<br />

Parties.<br />

These ladies Margaret Schottle,<br />

Sally McIntyre, Jane Hackland<br />

all became Princesses at the<br />

Nov. 09 Session.<br />

Queen Fran Official visit to the Strathoca Nile Club,<br />

L-R Sec.-Trea. Fran Hyatt P.Q., V.P. Pr. Helen Sharina,<br />

Pres. Pr. Donalda Snell, and Queen Fran<br />

It will be Her Supreme Majesty Vesta Marshall who will be presiding at the Annual Session of<br />

the Supreme Temple. This will be the Heartland Session in Indianapolis June 13-17/09 Omar<br />

Temple #111 past Queens, who are appointed Officers and Appointees will have many duties.<br />

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<strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> 2/2/10 9:02 AM Page 31<br />

136th Imperial<br />

Council Session<br />

Toronto<br />

July 3-8 <strong>2010</strong><br />

Come out, support and<br />

participate in this once<br />

in a lifetime Shrine event<br />

For up to the minute information<br />

visit our website at:<br />

www.toronto<strong>2010</strong>.ca<br />

Some of the exciting events planned include:<br />

• Imperial opening on Sunday July 4 • 2 Parades July 6 and 7<br />

• Rameses Yacht Club sail past on Sunday July 4 at 2:00 p.m.<br />

• Bicycle Ride for the Kids on Sunday July 4 • Ladies Luncheon on Monday July 5<br />

• Imperial Concert on Tuesday July 6<br />

• Public Relations Presentation on Wednesday July 7<br />

Wednesday morning celebrate the Investiture of Imperial Sir George Mitchell<br />

and Lady Deanne as the number one Shriner in the World.<br />

This is only the third time that an Imperial Fez will have Rameses on it since 1872.<br />

Support our local efforts financially by purchasing a<br />

<strong>2010</strong> Shrine Pin or a Shrine Shirt and boldly proclaim that you are on the team.<br />

See the website for details and ordering information.<br />

If you would like to help on our many committees, please drop an email<br />

to me personally and let me know where your expertise could be put<br />

to advantage, and I will forward it to the appropriate committee.<br />

Barry McQuillin P.P. Director General <strong>2010</strong> www.toronto<strong>2010</strong>.ca<br />

MOCHA NEWS <strong>February</strong> <strong>2010</strong> Page 31

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Installation by Past Grand Lodge Officers

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